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by Strewth
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2019 Daiwa Morethan PE 1000 TW
Replies: 208
Views: 12059

Re: 2019 Daiwa Morethan PE 1000 TW

Why do some continue to call it a “spool tension” knob? It puts the spool shaft in compression! Cast control knob is a much better term. I don't use that stinking knob to control my casts. That's my side to side spool positioner. \:D/ Agreed, but "side to side spool positioner" might take...
by Strewth
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2019 Daiwa Morethan PE 1000 TW
Replies: 208
Views: 12059

Re: 2019 Daiwa Morethan PE 1000 TW

Why do some continue to call it a “spool tension” knob? It puts the spool shaft in compression! Cast control knob is a much better term.
by Strewth
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Tsurinoya Proflex 2 Impression
Replies: 17
Views: 786

Re: Tsurinoya Proflex 2 Impression

They are simply great UL rods for the money. I have two and use them all the time.
by Strewth
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: New 2019 Stella SW
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: New 2019 Stella SW

The 8000 size now has a smaller rotor. This means the spools will not interchange between the 8000, 10000 and 14000 sizes. The 8000 size reel is for braided line only. It is not designed for use with mono line. Infinity Drive is a friction reducing design for the spool shaft. This eliminates the sp...
by Strewth
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Tsurinoya Proflex 2 Impression
Replies: 17
Views: 786

Re: Tsurinoya Proflex 2 Impression

I use this rod for 6lb fireline ultra and 10lb mono leader with no problem, just use the FG leader knot. Will cast a 1/8 jig + plastic grub 30m + using a Steez A with a 1012SV G1 or Megabass IS Finesse spool. This rod will handle good sized fish , biggest so far is a 90cm Australian flathead. The bu...
by Strewth
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: ZPI M or 1012 g1
Replies: 22
Views: 615

Re: ZPI M or 1012 g1

Comparing the ZPI M to the PG the PG is more a standard spool best for 1/4 oz and up. Great casting distance and spool control. The M spool feels like more of a semi-finesse spool. If you use light line it works great as a finesse spool. With regular line it feels best to me casting in the 3/8 oz a...
by Strewth
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Aerosal Spray for Cleaning Bearings
Replies: 110
Views: 3702

Re: Aerosal Spray for Cleaning Bearings

The Dremel option with the bearings spun in acetone is fast and highly efficient. I thank the original poster DougL58 every time I clean my bearings this way. Paslode electrical cleaner is a good alternative to acetone, but much more expensive. Note that acetone cannot be used with bearings that hav...
by Strewth
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tsurinoya XF-50 Budget BFS Reel Teardown & Evaluation
Replies: 12
Views: 1339

Re: Tsurinoya XF-50 Budget BFS Reel Teardown & Evaluation

Thanks for the very informative and factual evaluation. Some Chinese companies, such as Tsurinoya, are clearly starting to produce some decent gear at low prices. I have the Tsurinoya Proflex 2 C632UL rod for UL baitcasting work and rate it very highly. Nice action, excellent cork and Fuji reels sea...
by Strewth
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Double Dutch-Punch Drunk-Panty Danker
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: Double Dutch-Punch Drunk-Panty Danker

Careful tho. Deps makes great baits, but the rods are heavy and so-so... Have to disagree, at least for the Deps rod that I own. I have the Sidewinder Constrictor HGC-64XS/GP which has an XHeavy action and a slow taper that is an awesome rod for throwing 1/4-1 oz jerkbaits at barramundi. No bling, ...
by Strewth
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?
Replies: 38
Views: 9527

Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

Tsurinoya Proflex 2 C632UL rod for UL baitcasting work. Fuji reel seat and guides, as well as an excellent cork handle and crisp blank, all for 65USD. Throws the ultra light stuff really well.
by Strewth
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Best Japanese 8 strand or better braid.
Replies: 10
Views: 857

Re: Best Japanese 8 strand or better braid.

Rodster14 wrote:I really like the Hitena braid. I am slowing converting all my reels to that. So far, I only have the Supercast. I want o try the Silky.


Have tried the Silky in PE2 41lb, but it is not as smooth as the Gosen 16-strand 41 lb or the Sufix 13-strand 131 30lb.
by Strewth
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Daiwa J Braid x8 Grand
Replies: 18
Views: 1856

Re: Daiwa J Braid x8 Grand

The new 13-strand Sufix 131 is a very nice braid, but expensive. The 16-strand Gosen braid is also outstanding. I haven't seen either in the U.S. Strange these braids are not available in the US. Easy to source in Oz: https://www.tacklewarehouse.com.au/line/braid/gosen.html#q=&idx=live_default_...
by Strewth
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: hedghog ZR
Replies: 6
Views: 770

Re: hedghog ZR

BARRAMANIAC wrote:I believe shimano bearings to be the better of the oem bearings and since I have found TSI-321 I haven't found the need to upgrade bearings. I run Daiwa reels and run the factory bearings that have been flushed with acetone then treated with TSI-321


^^ this
by Strewth
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: ZPI M or 1012 g1
Replies: 22
Views: 615

Re: ZPI M or 1012 g1

The primary reel I would use this spool in is a Steez A, although I might switch into my IS's or Steez LTD if the A's braking can't be compensated. Looks as though both of these spools are about the same weight and hold about the same capacity of line. Primary lure range would be 5-10 grams. X-80 j...

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