I had been looking to buy a Steez ex ( I have one already but that’s not the point) and I was asked why am I looking to buy a reel drone times past?
It’s a valid question so I gave it minimal thought because I knew I really could not justify it other than I wanted one. However amidst the recent I’cast 2018 and
all that it has coming out I still find myself look looking backwards for tackle rather than forward. Not that there isn’t some good looking tackle out there as I’ve also looked at the bantam reel as well. I wanted to know If there were any of you guys in the same boat as I am, looking back?
Abu 2500c,Morrum SX1600 Ultramag,Conquest 51,Cardiff 50S DC,Calais 200A,Calais 201 DC,Daiwa 205 CV-Z,103 SW,TD-Ito103M,Zillion PE Special,Alphas KTF Finnese,Pixy KTF Finnese...and lot more!
a1712 wrote:Just purchased 2-NIB Shimano Curado 50E's, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Brian.
Got any old lefties for sale Brian! Ha!
I'm still using my old Curado CU-201 B38. It is a 3.8:1 retreive and I love it.
So when you coming back to central Florida for some bass fishing???
Oh and 73 pound carp don't count!
In terms of rods I'm a big fan of Spiral-X and Hi-Power X. The Orochi XX Jerkbait rod was amazing to fish also when owning it in years past, lighter more accurate banks. Faster reels with lighter materials and more power. I'm all in for new technology fishing gear, old stuff works but at the end of the day if your a collector you will collect and if your a heavy use guy like me you will sell order reels and continue to replace with newer models. I'm a strong believer in the Metanium MGL 150XG's and will flip and punch with these reels for the next couple seasons 100%. Conquest is a beast in my new experience and will add more of these for my short line pitching game. Bantam MGL might be my next upgrade to Curado K's. Unreal what Shimano's been doing the last few seasons.
In regards to reels, nothing new really impresses me.
The T3 was pretty bad imo, I didn't like the high profile of the t wing. The only reel that offered something new to me was the Alderbaran BFS XG, because of it's casting capabilities.
My Japan made Pixys, Monoblocks, Zillions, TDZ, and Alpha platforms are all tuned to the max. I just haven't had any good reason to exchange them for the new stuff.