I am going to relocate most of my non-band related content from this blog onto another blog.
Although I enjoyed getting a lot of reads lately, it seems that this blog has become a little bit non-standard. I have loyal readers (I hope) and people who’d be willing to come to me to ask for help. I enjoy helping as much as possible.
And not forgetting being featured in WordPress’s BOTD and fastest growing blog, I’m just so honoured. But my decision is final.
Most links WILL be broken (if you have linked to me). I will not leave any trace of the post in this blog at all.
Since I’m getting more and more ready for my band Dermapthera, I plan to use this domain name (dermapthera.wordpress.com) as an official blog for the band only. I have been sticking to the domain name for as long as I can remember, and most people in the blogosphere will identify me as “dermapthera”.
I find that this could be misleading in the near future. Although I don’t see the band anywhere being successful in the near future, there’s still a possibility that we could be if we worked hard. Me and my vocalist have drawn out our visions for the future of the band and what we could do.
Hence I would like to take this opportunity to migrate to another blog. A new blog name, a new blog address. And I need a new identity. I don’t want to be remembered as “dermapthera”, but instead, as the “guitarist of dermapthera”.
When my new blog is ready, I will announce the address again. For now, I might not be updating new contents yet.
Sorry if I have caused any inconvenience. You guys have been great, and I have been enjoying a lot from blogging here.
Expected migration period will take one week (starting today). I will re-announce again once migration is successful.
P.S: The main reason why I placed all the tag/categories there is to reach out to potential RSS readers.
If you had gotten your first set of the new Abu 6500 C3 CT Mag Hi Speed reel, then you might find the next part essential in setting up your reel. Setting it up will ensure you maximize the reel’s potential and minimize problems that adds up to your frustration.
Due to some interest in the rod I’m using, I decided to draw an outline for people who might want to get the rod for use.
Firstly, it’s a freshwater designed rod, but I still use it for saltwater. Although not really recommended, but it’s softness and lightness is what I liked most for the rod.
For a start, you can visit here for the specs.
Anyway, this is for my personal review (for the PL100MHC2 rod)
Finally I went to do some real fishing with my new reel.
I was fishing both my Abu reels, and comparing between the first one, the original Mag Elite and the second one, the new Hi Speed model.
I must say, I’m pretty impressed by it’s (the Hi Speed) performance. Or should I say, a little too great for me to master.
I just got my hands on a new baitcast reel from my favourite baitcast reels manufacturer, Abu Garcia.
Specifications (From the box):
Gear ratio: 6.3:1
Line capacity: 14/245 (lbs test/yds) or 0.40/200 (mm/M)
Magtrax Brake System
Carbon Matrix Drag System
3 Stainless Steel Bearing
Specifications (from my view):
– Good ol’ variable magnetic brake (from it’s predecessor, Mag Elite)
– Ratchet (line out alarm) -> something new for a mag-ed reel. (Finally!)
– 6 spoke centrifugral brakes system, uses plastic (compared to 2, from Mag Elite)
I have yet to test run this new product. The ratchet is definitely handy for my fishing needs, so that I know that the line runs out when a fish takes my bait.
Reel Review (by me!)
It seems that everyone’s looking for a review for this reel? Ok since I’m not a professional reviewer or anything, I’ll review it under my own perspective.
The new handle is definitely handy, and cool. But it’s a little heavier than the old plastic one, and it’s not as balanced (in weight) as the plastic one. But it’s not a problem if you asked me, it’s just heavier that’s all.
It uses 6 brake blocks (compared to 2 from the original Mag Elite) and it’s definitely not handy when it comes to casting. It definitely helps reduce spool over-runs if you’re a novice, but you’ll definitely want to remove it if you’re doing tournament casting with this.
Other than that, it’s high speed gear ratio 6.3:1 means you retrieve more in lesser time. Torque is definitely compromised because you’ll have lesser cranking power compared to lower speed gear ratio. In my opinion, it’s not a great reel for offshore usage.