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@Eric 26 I think it's unlikely Berkley actually built the reel - highest probability, it was made for them by Shakespeare/Kalamazoo.  

The Japanese still love their direct drive reels - they call them Revolvers - and love fighting bass with no A/R, drag or clutch.  They like our old Shakespeare and Langleys.  

(so do many of my friends)

Direct Drive Revolvers still come off the bench at Isuzu and Ebisu, competing for bench time with the other reels these small shops bench-make - they're limited, high-demand, and they sell out.  

Unfortunately, it sold, but there was a BP Bait on Yahoo last month that was a virtual twin of @ATA's Berkley - drive side plate was the same guitar shape.  

Closest I can find in current search is a round reel.  

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Original list for Isuzu Tabby (6 ball bearings) - note the price is more than doubled in resale

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this is probably the last jerk baits that i’ll purchase for the year.  Bought these from my favorite ebay vendor.  2 sets of LC lighting pointers in zebra ms ghost minnow and chartreuse shad both DD.  also won a set of chartreuse shad 95 pointers. 

 

 

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9 hours ago, Mbirdsley said:

this is probably the last jerk baits that i’ll purchase for the year.  Bought these from my favorite ebay vendor.  2 sets of LC lighting pointers in zebra ms ghost minnow and chartreuse shad both DD.  also won a set of chartreuse shad 95 pointers. 

 

 

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ughh hughhh……

47 minutes ago, NorthernBasser said:

WHO WHO WHO???? Wait, don't tell me, I don't wanna know. 

 

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3 hours ago, PhishLI said:

I resist looking at their auction page. So dangerous with the lots they offer.

it is very dangerous you can rack up $100 really fast.  

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I keep saying I won't buy another rod but that didn't stop me today. I bought the one rod I said I would never get. There are a lot of rods that are overkill, this one might be near the top. It was definitely not on my radar but the price I got it for, I couldn't pass it up. I was actually interested (really just looking) in the IMX Pro version for a dedicated Jackhammer and spinnerbait rod and this one came home instead.

 

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This one fell in the basket as well but it was on purpose.

 

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Hmm...

I think you  are going to like your new toys,

 

 

 

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Didn’t purchase anything, but was driving back to N Alabama from the Atlanta area, and my truck veered off the road in Acworth. I figured since I had already veered off the road, I might as well stop by Bass Pro and see what people are throwing at Lake Acworth… it appears not much when you drive by the lake on I75 and realize it has to be down some 20’. Any local Georgians confirming that?

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51 minutes ago, roadwarrior said:

Hmm...

I think you  are going to like your new toys,

 

 

 

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Thanks.

 

This was the find of the day though. I ripped it out of package as soon as I got to my truck.  Lucky Craft LV500 in Ghost French Pearl OB.  Never seen this color before. 

 

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Well I grabbed a few more smaller things and some braid for my bfs reel if I decide to go with it in the future.

 

4 countdown elite 55 3/16oz

3 countdown 3 1/16

3 1/8oz rattle traps

3 yo zuri shad 40f 1/16oz that have really nice colors 

1 duo rozante 63sp 5 grams

2 duo rozante 77sp 8.4 grams

2 rapala x rap 4 1/16oz

2 size 4 ice fishing jig heads

1 size 5 ice fishing jig head

1 spool 8lb j braid grand 8 dark green 

 

colors of lures mostly black and gold, silver and black, silver and blue. The three staples for the most part. Jerk bait colors for the duo 63 neo pearl, duo 77 prism gill, gold yamame, x rap 4 colors glass ghost, hot mustard muddler.

 

The ice fishing jig heads are for some euro tackle 0.75, 0.50 soft plastics that I bought. I will say that it’s really hard to find a jig head with a small hook and weighs 1/32oz or more lol.

 

 The total weight is between 1-1.5 grams on the plastics and ice fishing jig heads

 

 

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Phenix Feather ML casting rod to go with my SLX bfs reel. Got the two piece so I can store it in the Decked drawer in the bed of the truck.

 

Ok, that’s it,,,,,,for now. I’m serious 🧐 

 

 

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One reel came in. Still waiting on a new Steez and some other tackle to show up. 

 

I will say this, after going over this reel,  it's like Shimano took a Bantam, the 20 Metanium, and few parts from the Antares 70A and came up with this. It doesn't exactly feel like a Metanium and it doesn't feel a Bantam.  It's like all the things I like from Shimano rolled into one reel. To be honest,  they could have tweeked the frame a little and called it something else. We will see what does on the water.

 

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"Needed" a versatile travel swimbait rod to keep in the truck, so I picked up a Valkyrie World Expedition 711XH. Looks and feels like it's going to be a great addition.

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And of course I had to pick up some more swimbaits with the addition of the travel rod...

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@Derek1 We’ll see if any bass like it. Probably going to T-rig it with an Owner Oversized Worm Hook. Will probably have to trim a couple segments off the tail for a jig trailer.

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Oh Scheels, why are you going backwards on us. The scheels branded ball headed jigs are more expensive with less jigs per package than Eagle Claw jigs at Wallmart.

Example, the scheels 1/16 oz ballhead jigs cost 2.99 for 8 jigs in the package. The Eagle Claw at wallmart cost 2.42 and 10 jigs per package regular price.

I was at wallmart the other day and bought 5 packs of different colored 1/16 oz eagle claw jigs on sale for .50 cent for pack of 10.

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My Walmart doesn't usually have much for sales, but they sure do right now. Like mentioned earlier in this thread, Shad Raps for $2. They were all picked over. Certain KVD 1.5's for $2. Berkley pre-rigged Swim Shads. Never used these before but they were marked down to $1.50. Each bait is pre-rigged. The main reason I wondered to the fishing section is because I've been wanting to get some of the Cuda 8" titanium snips. They're usually $14, but were marked down to $3.50! So I grabbed a few. 

 

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On 2/24/2024 at 1:27 PM, PhishLI said:

I resist looking at their auction page. So dangerous with the lots they offer.

Simmons?  If so, I love them.  They are the Lucky Craft king.  

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