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by DirtyD64
Wed Nov 22, 2023 10:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Underestimated Lures (or Unappreciated)
Replies: 13
Views: 5531

Re: Underestimated Lures (or Unappreciated)

All great stories and info. Looking back, it took me a while to get into jig fishing. Now I crawl jigs on the river almost the same as plastics like a shaky head worm.

Flukes, whether rigged with a light belly weight or weightless are very underappreciated.
by DirtyD64
Mon Nov 20, 2023 3:11 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Ticking Sound-Stradic FM
Replies: 11
Views: 2068

Re: Ticking Sound-Stradic FM

So the retailer said they would take it back, posted them the youtube video where they could hear it. Said I would get a full refund as soon as I send it, question is now, what do I get? I really liked the FM, but it is barely different than the FL to me. Hoping if I grab another I go with the 2500S...
by DirtyD64
Sun Nov 19, 2023 6:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Underestimated Lures (or Unappreciated)
Replies: 13
Views: 5531

Underestimated Lures (or Unappreciated)

Always love to start a conversation and had some new ammo to do so. Just got a recent JDM order in; mainly lures/terminal this time. The last lure I added to my cart was a Jackhammer Stealth Blade. I have seen mixed reviews on them but needed some 1/2oz bladed jigs to stay down a little better. I go...
by DirtyD64
Sat Nov 18, 2023 6:51 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Ticking Sound-Stradic FM
Replies: 11
Views: 2068

Re: Ticking Sound-Stradic FM

I would be close to keeping it. Took it off the rod last night, me and the wife had been testing it in hand. Occasionally I cannot get the reel to make the tick. Other times, it sounds worse than it does in the video and is very persistent. Wife gets the same results, tick comes and goes. I will say...
by DirtyD64
Fri Nov 17, 2023 9:31 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Ticking Sound-Stradic FM
Replies: 11
Views: 2068

Re: Ticking Sound-Stradic FM

I just received a JDM Stradic FM (2000 size, 6:1 ratio). It has no ticks, and I can't advise you on that. I do have a question for anyone with the new Stradic FM: Do you find its startup inertia to be greater than you expected? I sure do on mine. My larger (2500 size), years-old Stradic Ci4+ requir...
by DirtyD64
Fri Nov 17, 2023 5:05 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Ticking Sound-Stradic FM
Replies: 11
Views: 2068

Re: Ticking Sound-Stradic FM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZCYvZiqM5o

Here is the link to a video, hope it is okay to post this. Thanks.
by DirtyD64
Fri Nov 17, 2023 3:42 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Ticking Sound-Stradic FM
Replies: 11
Views: 2068

Ticking Sound-Stradic FM

Just got in a new Stradic FM. The reel is ticking persistently. It is a JDM reel, wondering if I should send it back or something I can do. If you turn the handle hard and fast, the sound stops. The reel feels exceptionally smooth, just has a tick. Seems like the tick happens in the same spot every ...
by DirtyD64
Wed Nov 15, 2023 4:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bass Fishing Not Very Popular?
Replies: 33
Views: 8734

Re: Bass Fishing Not Very Popular?

Living in Arkansas, fishing is more of a play/occasional event to do more than persistent hobby. The area of river I fish maybe has 10 other fisherman that hit it. Of those 10, maybe 2 consistently fish. I am the ONLY one that predator (bass/walleye/panfish) fishes in the winter. Pretty long stretch...
by DirtyD64
Fri Nov 10, 2023 5:51 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Do You Use Spinning Reels?
Replies: 81
Views: 18939

Re: Do You Use Spinning Reels?

Re visiting this thread, I just ordered a C2000SHG Stradic FM. Was worried for a bit, would have rather put the money into a full size bass reel. Either way it was cheap, and spinning reels serve as easy fun for everyone. This will make my 4th spinner and own 13 casting reels. This will probably be ...
by DirtyD64
Mon Nov 06, 2023 5:43 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: All new steez sv tw
Replies: 51
Views: 12610

Re: All new steez sv tw

Concerning the move to a 32mm spool, I think it should be okay. I have been surprised by my Alphas SVTW (non shallow) since it has broken in. For 3/8 spinnerbaits and smaller lures it doesn't feel too choked off and still offers great control. A lighter version of that spool with updated braking cou...
by DirtyD64
Sat Nov 04, 2023 3:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: No Confidence in XXXXX?
Replies: 12
Views: 4224

Re: No Confidence in XXXXX?

Mine is almost opposite. Utmost confidence in jigs and plastics. I can almost fish them like a bobber, cast, leave it, maybe move a bit, and will eventually get a bite. Same goes for smaller cranks though, they will draw it. I had not caught a single bass EVER on a spinnerbait until about a year and...
by DirtyD64
Fri Nov 03, 2023 5:55 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Midway USA Shimano mystery box
Replies: 5
Views: 1511

Re: Midway USA Shimano mystery box

There's no guarantee on how much of that $500 value is tackle and how much of it is the reel. So I'd be wary, I wouldn't want to spend over 300 bucks on a $250 reel and assorted tackle... Speaking generally, assorted tackle always seems to end up being items that shops can't sell so they just off-l...
by DirtyD64
Fri Nov 03, 2023 10:30 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Midway USA Shimano mystery box
Replies: 5
Views: 1511

Re: Midway USA Shimano mystery box

Funny, the first comment says "They give you an SLX". Not sure if it is a genuine comment or someone trolling. Was marked down to $325 area now. For a US Metanium and some lures/line I would be happy with that deal. I liked the mystery box idea for lures, still swear I had that idea first in college...
by DirtyD64
Sat Oct 28, 2023 6:03 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: All new steez sv tw
Replies: 51
Views: 12610

Re: All new steez sv tw

I wish the video had it next to other models to get a better idea of the dimensions. Regardless, they won't be able to get much smaller or smoother I would assume. We have got to be close to a plateau/pinnacle of fishing reel technology.
by DirtyD64
Sat Oct 28, 2023 9:50 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2024 Releases/Rumors
Replies: 42
Views: 86805

Re: 2024 Releases/Rumors

Well so far there is another thread about a new Steez SV TW. Not sure what the improvements will be, Daiwa has some new marketing words for it.

Hoping this leads into a few more releases and news of upcoming ones. I am still waiting for the 2000 size Stradic FM to become available.