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General Bass Fishing Discussion => Rods, Reels and Fishing Line => Topic started by: LgMouthGambler on January 24, 2015, 04:29:17 AM

Title: I did it.
Post by: LgMouthGambler on January 24, 2015, 04:29:17 AM
I sacrificed a few reels for it, but finally ordered my first Megabass reel. Got the ip68R coming my way. With the dollar to yen being the way it is, it's a buyer's market.
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/24/603b0a540215965966899aa623dd9ac2.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/24/58496627c08ecd9b1791f3842be73cc1.jpg)
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Princeton_Man on January 24, 2015, 04:58:39 AM
Sweet!  ~c~
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Lee Smith on January 24, 2015, 05:48:43 AM
Can't wait to hear how you like it!  Nice!  ~c~
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Mike Cork on January 24, 2015, 07:42:10 AM
Anxious to here what you think about it after some on the water testing  :-*
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: BassmanRudy on January 24, 2015, 07:55:07 AM
Wowsers does that thing reel em in FOR ya?!?! If that reel isn't the most silky smooth you've ever had send it back!!!!!
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Down4ttown on January 24, 2015, 08:11:43 AM
It is a nice reel! You got me beat for now.... My next one is a shimano Bwahahahahaha. Aldebaran is coming!
I love the higher end reels. Feel like holding art and feel like it too when a fish is on.
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: earldogg on January 24, 2015, 08:58:50 AM
Very cool.
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Dark3 on January 24, 2015, 09:04:40 AM
Yea you got me beat too. Very nice looking reel. It will probly perform great. I got the zonda out once last week and it didnt dissapoint
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: H8R on January 24, 2015, 11:40:01 AM
Congrats. I'm close to preordering the New Aldebaran ; )
You over paid by about 60$. : /
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Down4ttown on January 24, 2015, 01:14:34 PM

Congrats. I'm close to preordering the New Aldebaran ; )
You over paid by about 60$. : /
Where you preordering it from?
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: H8R on January 24, 2015, 01:15:37 PM

Where you preordering it from?

http://www.japantackle.com/Shimano/Shimano_Aldebaran2015.htm
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Down4ttown on January 24, 2015, 01:16:15 PM
How much they asking? How much for shipping and how much for import fees? Sorry never ordered from overseas
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Down4ttown on January 24, 2015, 01:27:19 PM
I like the steez platform from megabass too. I want the steez limited tn really bad. Decisions decisions.
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: earldogg on January 24, 2015, 01:41:30 PM
Congrats. I'm close to preordering the New Aldebaran ; )
You over paid by about 60$. : /
this and a met are on my hit list.
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 24, 2015, 03:02:44 PM
Nice!!! Congrats dude.  8)
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: LgMouthGambler on January 24, 2015, 07:23:43 PM
Congrats. I'm close to preordering the New Aldebaran ; )
You over paid by about 60$. : /
I got the Megabass for what the Type-R retails for, so I think I did OK.
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: H8R on January 24, 2015, 07:34:39 PM

I got the Megabass for what the Type-R retails for, so I think I did OK.

380$ shipped by a few sources in Japan ; )
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: LgMouthGambler on January 24, 2015, 07:38:26 PM
380$ shipped by a few sources in Japan ; )
Still not bad. I did some looking, all seemed to be the same, and some more than what I paid. I'm satisfied.
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: H8R on January 24, 2015, 07:38:52 PM

Still not bad. I did some looking, all seemed to be the same, and some more than what I paid. I'm satisfied.

Pictures when you get it!
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: LgMouthGambler on January 24, 2015, 07:39:12 PM
Pictures when you get it!
Well duh. Lol
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Down4ttown on January 24, 2015, 08:04:41 PM

I got the Megabass for what the Type-R retails for, so I think I did OK.
You did good buddy.
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Dark3 on January 24, 2015, 08:07:34 PM
I got the Megabass for what the Type-R retails for, so I think I did OK.
Thats what im saying. Just like what i was trying to tell you guys when i got the scorpion for cheaper than a 50e
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Dark3 on January 24, 2015, 08:08:49 PM
Im pretty sure you could by a usdm reel from shipped from JP for cheaper
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: LgMouthGambler on January 24, 2015, 08:09:23 PM
Thats what im saying. Just like what i was trying to tell you guys when i got the scorpion for cheaper than a 50e
It's the exchange rate right now. Didn't used to be able to get these deals.
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Dark3 on January 24, 2015, 08:09:48 PM
It's the exchange rate right now. Didn't used to be able to get these deals.
Oh I know
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: LgMouthGambler on January 24, 2015, 08:10:14 PM
Oh I know
So what's next? Lol
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Dark3 on January 24, 2015, 08:14:50 PM
So what's next? Lol
Ive been wanting a jdm steez sv for awhile but im trying to dig out of debt lol which im sure is just shocking lol. I still need handles for two reels as well. Im only maintaining 5 reels so when the time comes one of the CU-Is will be on the chopping block
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Dark3 on January 24, 2015, 08:24:39 PM
Honestly the IS is probly the better value as I believe the MB version actually retailes for less than the stock steez but...I already have a matt black purple reel
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Dark3 on January 24, 2015, 08:25:41 PM
Im nor positive but i think the hyper lariat us the most current MB steez and its the same color scheme as my zonda 68
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: LgMouthGambler on January 24, 2015, 08:34:31 PM
IS is nice. Love the green color. Reminds me of the TD ito.
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Dark3 on January 24, 2015, 08:41:11 PM
IS is nice. Love the green color. Reminds me of the TD ito.
Oh yea thats the last model before the most current one I believe. They are amazing looking. Not surw you can even gets your hands on a new one being that they are limited.
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: LgMouthGambler on January 24, 2015, 08:42:01 PM
All Megabass seem to that some kind of special.
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: caddyjoe77 on January 24, 2015, 09:11:50 PM
Congrats on the reel.  ~c~

So, is there much of a difference between a juiced up reel and this one?
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Brocksdad1 on January 24, 2015, 10:03:19 PM
Wow that one sweet reel.

I could buy about 10 of my second hand quantum reels for that.
Congrats bud.
One day when I feel good enough I'll step up to a curado! Lol
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: LgMouthGambler on January 25, 2015, 03:10:42 AM
Congrats on the reel.  ~c~

So, is there much of a difference between a juiced up reel and this one?
I'm gonna see how it compares to my hopped up Zillions.
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Down4ttown on January 25, 2015, 09:14:23 AM

I'm gonna see how it compares to my hopped up Zillions.
It will feel great because you want it to. My type R feels awesome for my application. I want to compare a Twing zillion next though.
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: LgMouthGambler on January 25, 2015, 01:58:07 PM
I love my Zillions. And yes, I'm sure it will feel great due to that alone.
I couldn't get used to the T Wing Tatula, and for that reason I will not even consider the new Zillion. I know they are similar in feel, and not being crazy about the T Wing design, puts me off. They look cool though. If you get one I am interested to see what you think. I know you like the Tatula though, so I am still gonna be biased. Lol
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Down4ttown on January 25, 2015, 03:28:06 PM
I like my zillion more but I do feel that the tatula is a great reel for the money. I use both for flipping though. I also don't Palm my reels so that may play some into it. I like shimano too so at least I'm not a brand snob. Just like good quality and leave it at that. I do want a megabass but with baby coming and the fact I just closed on a new home, it will have to wait.
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Dark3 on January 25, 2015, 03:31:06 PM
I like my zillion more but I do feel that the tatula is a great reel for the money. I use both for flipping though. I also don't Palm my reels so that may play some into it. I like shimano too so at least I'm not a brand snob. Just like good quality and leave it at that. I do want a megabass but with baby coming and the fact I just closed on a new home, it will have to wait.
You own some T3s too dont you? Seems nobody is a fan of trying out that platform but people with the megabass fx68 seem to love them and report almost no issues with the hoods
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Down4ttown on January 25, 2015, 03:32:35 PM
I have a couple and I love them. Feel like they work good with a more finesse setup. No issues though. Everyone has their preferences though
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Bud Kennedy on January 25, 2015, 03:34:40 PM
I wonder how it will look with purple screws and green nuts?  Must be a seahawks fan I guess.  I am sure the bling master will add his touches.   ~gf
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: LgMouthGambler on January 27, 2015, 05:06:29 AM
I don't know if I want to touch this thing. It looks good the way it sits.
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: MCS on January 27, 2015, 07:31:25 AM
I don't know if I want to touch this thing. It looks good the way it sits.

Yeah that thing looks perfect from every angle.
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: LgMouthGambler on January 27, 2015, 07:47:37 AM
Yeah that thing looks perfect from every angle.

 :shocking:
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Pferox on January 27, 2015, 07:57:54 AM
I don't know if I want to touch this thing. It looks good the way it sits.

That'll change in a couple of weeks.  ::)
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: LgMouthGambler on January 27, 2015, 08:24:24 AM
That'll change in a couple of weeks.  ::)
I had thought about Hedgehog studios screws and line guide shaft, but I don't know. Might be too much gold then. I think I will leave this one alone. It's too precious.
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: H8R on February 02, 2015, 07:47:30 PM
Not arrive yet?
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: LgMouthGambler on February 03, 2015, 04:16:04 AM
Not yet. Usually takes a week for things from Japan. I'm on the other side of the country. Lol
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: H8R on February 03, 2015, 08:13:07 PM
Not yet. Usually takes a week for things from Japan. I'm on the other side of the country. Lol
I ordered my Nautilus on the 30th , shipped from Norita on the 31st. Arrived today, but I wasn't home to pay the 22$ duty and sign : /
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: LgMouthGambler on February 03, 2015, 08:13:47 PM
My reel didn't ship till last Thursday.
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Dark3 on February 03, 2015, 08:15:41 PM
Last reel I ordered from JP on a sunday and it arrived wed or thurs
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Dark3 on February 03, 2015, 08:37:03 PM
But then again I ordered from that place that only accepts yen
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: LgMouthGambler on February 03, 2015, 09:42:54 PM
They didn't have the reel.
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: H8R on February 04, 2015, 02:04:25 PM
They didn't have the reel.

all this time to tell ya that? That stinks. Try jpangler, digitaka, zone japan... try these places.
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: LgMouthGambler on February 04, 2015, 02:07:32 PM
all this time to tell ya that? That stinks. Try jpangler, digitaka, zone japan... try these places.

No, I meant the other place I looked didn't have the reel. My reel didn't ship out till last Wednesday or Thursday.
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: H8R on February 04, 2015, 02:37:24 PM
Ohh ok.. My Rod shipped on the 30th, friday... Arrived yesterday and had to pick it up at UPS this am to pay brokerage. (http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/04/8e69c158c241a2144b1db40ee50421bc.jpg)
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Bass Fanatic on February 04, 2015, 02:59:39 PM
Nice ... ~c~
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: H8R on February 04, 2015, 03:07:25 PM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/04/81c767b4b8a193e3726049dcdfa610f7.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/04/6741ddb7a5766f53fc60c5fe009679f2.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/04/2a653a740ddf5d4fe17e87b3e1ed7785.jpg)
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Bass Fanatic on February 04, 2015, 03:44:28 PM
Nice looking rod.
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: MCS on February 04, 2015, 03:58:43 PM
Sweet rod h8r, what reel is gonna go on that>?
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Dark3 on February 04, 2015, 04:04:36 PM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/04/81c767b4b8a193e3726049dcdfa610f7.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/04/6741ddb7a5766f53fc60c5fe009679f2.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/04/2a653a740ddf5d4fe17e87b3e1ed7785.jpg)
Hate you
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: H8R on February 04, 2015, 04:05:26 PM

Hate you
MUAH, sweetheart .
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: H8R on February 04, 2015, 04:07:20 PM
Lol. Let me start my own thread. sorry LMG
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Dark3 on February 04, 2015, 04:12:37 PM
MUAH, sweetheart .
Rod really is beautiful. Ive been wanting to bust into the jdm rod market for awhile. One day....
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: LgMouthGambler on February 05, 2015, 05:11:55 AM
Just got an email back from the seller. They are having customs clearance issues right now, so that is why my reel has not been to me yet. Good news is they are giving me a $10 refund for the delay. ;D
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Dark3 on February 05, 2015, 05:26:18 AM
Just got an email back from the seller. They are having customs clearance issues right now, so that is why my reel has not been to me yet. Good news is they are giving me a $10 refund for the delay. ;D
Holy crap.
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Dark3 on February 05, 2015, 05:27:07 AM
Did they atleast tell you when roughly to expect it
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: LgMouthGambler on February 05, 2015, 07:06:00 AM
They said it should be shipping out in the next couple of days. Its OK, the Spring Classic at Bass Pro starts this weekend anyway, so I have to go there to get some line for it.
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: LgMouthGambler on February 06, 2015, 04:57:11 AM
The shipping container finally cleared customs, and the reel is on its way.  ~c~
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Dark3 on February 06, 2015, 07:22:54 AM
Sweet
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Pferox on February 06, 2015, 08:28:15 AM
The shipping container finally cleared customs, and the reel is on its way.  ~c~

Oh boy oh boy oh boy, I am pretty excited to start hearing about this new hot rod reel here.  Want to see LOTS of pictures.   ~c~
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Bassinlou on February 06, 2015, 03:29:34 PM
The shipping container finally cleared customs, and the reel is on its way.  ~c~

You will be able to break the new reel in very...very soon.  ~shade
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: LgMouthGambler on February 06, 2015, 04:05:15 PM
You will be able to break the new reel in very...very soon.  ~shade

Oh yes, oh yes  8)
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: LgMouthGambler on February 11, 2015, 05:55:09 AM
The reel has made it to the States. Currently in Jamaica NY. Hopefully by Friday I should have the IP in my hands.  >:D
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: MCS on February 11, 2015, 08:07:16 AM

The reel has made it to the States. Currently in Jamaica NY. Hopefully by Friday I should have the IP in my hands.  >:D

If it doesn't get snowed in lol
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: LgMouthGambler on February 11, 2015, 08:14:22 AM
If it doesn't get snowed in lol

Lol, I checked the weather already, no snow.
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: LgMouthGambler on February 12, 2015, 08:03:19 AM
Its still in NY.  :'(
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: H8R on February 12, 2015, 09:42:57 AM
Its still in NY.  :'(

Jesus! I'm waiting on Japan shipping again too... another reel.  or TWO :)
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: LgMouthGambler on February 12, 2015, 10:08:19 AM
Jesus! I'm waiting on Japan shipping again too... another reel.  or TWO :)

Yeah, this is killing me. Stuck in Jamaica NY, so those lazy  ^-^ are gonna take their sweet time sorting.
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: LgMouthGambler on February 12, 2015, 11:19:50 AM
Ok. So much for tracking.
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/12/e3bdfae6ceeddb5c16d17fe0abe38cc9.jpg)
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: Lee Smith on February 12, 2015, 11:22:15 AM
 ~c~  ~c~  :toot: 

Can't wait to hear how well it does!!!
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: LgMouthGambler on February 12, 2015, 11:58:31 AM
It's smooth as butter.
Title: Re: I did it.
Post by: H8R on February 12, 2015, 11:59:31 AM
Ok. So much for tracking.
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/12/e3bdfae6ceeddb5c16d17fe0abe38cc9.jpg)

looks great.