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by dragon1
Wed Dec 06, 2023 7:04 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Okuma X-series
Replies: 25
Views: 2174

Re: Okuma X-series

A YT'er out in East Tennessee made a video review of a ML spinning X-Series, although he never mentioned the model of the rod, and IMO, didn't provide any true insight and compelling thoughts on this rod.

FWIW: https://youtu.be/cKf3LIiqcdY?si=NaLqX8f6Zp-GLAQ1
by dragon1
Wed Dec 06, 2023 7:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Underestimated Lures (or Unappreciated)
Replies: 10
Views: 1148

Re: Underestimated Lures (or Unappreciated)

Laughed and thought of this thread scrolling through TW... They have a Banjo Minnow kit for $40, maybe they are making a comeback or underappreciated??? Lol LMAO. Rapala Floating minnows are very underappreciated in today's world with so many lure options that are floating/sub surface, it is regula...
by dragon1
Wed Dec 06, 2023 6:56 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Calcutta Conquest SE
Replies: 19
Views: 1511

Re: Calcutta Conquest SE

I may have to give the MM gig another chance, since this reel has "Ultra high strength brass".

The specs and overall aesthetics are beautiful on this reel and the 7.4 gear ratio provides for roughly 30 IPT at full spool, so very versatile gear ratio for mag-finesse techs.
by dragon1
Sun Dec 03, 2023 9:29 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Spinning reel for lighter crank and jerkbaits
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Spinning reel for lighter crank and jerkbaits

Firstly, bear in mind that Daiwa 3000/4000 LT and Real Four sized spools graduate to larger diameters. Shimano 2500/3000 are essentially that same diameter, with the 3000 having a deeper spool and larger gears. I would vote for something like the Daiwa Certate 3000S CH-Double Handle, it is very smoo...
by dragon1
Sat Dec 02, 2023 8:12 pm
Forum: Ultralight and BFS Fishing
Topic: Ultralight Tools and Hardware
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: Ultralight Tools and Hardware

I have a micro split ring pair of pliers I picked up from Barlow's. Janns netcraft will also have versions of split ring pliers.
by dragon1
Sat Dec 02, 2023 8:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Underestimated Lures (or Unappreciated)
Replies: 10
Views: 1148

Re: Underestimated Lures (or Unappreciated)

Laughed and thought of this thread scrolling through TW... They have a Banjo Minnow kit for $40, maybe they are making a comeback or underappreciated??? Lol LMAO. Rapala Floating minnows are very underappreciated in today's world with so many lure options that are floating/sub surface, it is regula...
by dragon1
Sat Dec 02, 2023 7:55 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: 13Fishing Jabber Jaw cranks and El Diablo lipless cranks
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Re: 13Fishing Jabber Jaw cranks and El Diablo lipless cranks

I am very curious as well about the El Diablo lipless as the prices were discounted and the bait look excellent. I ended up getting 20 Spro Aruku Shad in both 60 and a few 70 sizes, for $100 from a private seller. It was a solid deal on a proven lipless at that price.
by dragon1
Sat Dec 02, 2023 7:48 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Ordering Phenix X12 spinning rod
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Re: Ordering Phenix X12 spinning rod

ogrich31 wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2023 5:00 pm
I'm a little late to this thread, but Phenix has discontinued the X series spinning rods. Your only option for an X12 spinning rod would be to custom make one, as the casting rods and blanks are still in production.
Thanks for letting me know, that really helps save a lot of time and headaches.
by dragon1
Wed Nov 29, 2023 12:55 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Spro Aruku Shad mean eye
Replies: 0
Views: 225

Spro Aruku Shad mean eye

Does anyone know if there is a difference between the Spro Aruku with the round eyes versus the current ones with the flat line top eye (that looks angry)?

I suppose the round eye ones were an earlier run, I have a couple NIP that have Roland Martin on the back of the pkg.
by dragon1
Tue Nov 28, 2023 8:30 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2024 Releases/Rumors
Replies: 20
Views: 3175

Re: 2024 Releases/Rumors

If that is a new Calcutta...it doesn't look much different than the current generation, and also there is no mention of MM gears?
by dragon1
Mon Nov 27, 2023 8:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I Got GOT !!
Replies: 9
Views: 3223

Re: I Got GOT !!

LMAO...yeah I guess that would ruin the whole stolen-make-up-purpose-thang?!?
by dragon1
Mon Nov 27, 2023 8:14 pm
Forum: Ultralight and BFS Fishing
Topic: My latest build, now I'm kinda broke!
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: My latest build, now I'm kinda broke!

WOWZERS...another fantastic build, just gorgeous and classic.

Thanks for sharing!
by dragon1
Thu Nov 23, 2023 7:52 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Ordering Phenix X12 spinning rod
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Re: Ordering Phenix X12 spinning rod

Salty Parrot wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2023 4:33 pm
Unfortunately I do not, was never able to buy one.
Koolio appreciate it.
by dragon1
Thu Nov 23, 2023 3:32 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I Got GOT !!
Replies: 9
Views: 3223

Re: I Got GOT !!

Damn J, sorry to hear of this man...I never do business without a phone number I can text to, a name, pics of the item with written details I ask for on a piece of paper next to the item...such as today's written date.

Life lessons of how to avoid and block the scumbag thieves of this world.
by dragon1
Tue Nov 21, 2023 7:43 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Finesse/BFS reel for distance casting?
Replies: 61
Views: 11254

Re: Finesse/BFS reel for distance casting?

My guess is that a lot of fishing line manufacturers do not provide accurate diameter specs for their various rated lines, especially with braid.