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by Fishingelbow
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braid on a Tatula SV TW
Replies: 11
Views: 4283

Re: Braid on a Tatula SV TW

Going to run braid on an SV for the first time. Not a braid fan, bit it is going on a frog combo. Do the SV spools need a mono backing with braid? TIA. Only reason I'd add backing is to prevent slip. Or reduce the amount of pricey braid. Usually i just tie an arbor knot and add about 7/8 of a wrap ...
by Fishingelbow
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: New 2018 Power Pro
Replies: 10
Views: 1187

Re: New 2018 Power Pro

Thanks for the info.
Since there's no easy way to know the hardness of the steel, I'll keep telling my cheapskate buddy to give his guides a regular Q-tip check until he gets a decent rod by Shimano :-({|= ! Sounds good to you?
by Fishingelbow
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: New 2018 Power Pro
Replies: 10
Views: 1187

Re: New 2018 Power Pro

Bantam1 wrote:Modern guides should have no issue with any braided line.


Does that include the cheap SS guides with no ceramic inserts :?:

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by Fishingelbow
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Do I need to change reels or line?
Replies: 17
Views: 1327

Re: Do I need to change reels or line?

You should be getting substantially more distance with the weight range of swimbaits you're describing (providing you have the rod to handle them). Of course, if they're multi-jointed, "helicoptering" would enter into the equation and then the distances may vary a lot. Overall, any option...
by Fishingelbow
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Do I need to change reels or line?
Replies: 17
Views: 1327

Re: Do I need to change reels or line?

You should be getting substantially more distance with the weight range of swimbaits you're describing (providing you have the rod to handle them). Of course, if they're multi-jointed, "helicoptering" would enter into the equation and then the distances may vary a lot. Overall, any option ...
by Fishingelbow
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Built for Big Baits, the Beast that is the Daiwa Lexa Type-WN 400H
Replies: 1
Views: 655

Re: Built for Big Baits, the Beast that is the Daiwa Lexa Type-WN 400H

Dropped the "1" in front of 5.3oz when giving the measured weight of the reel in the initial specs table. :-$

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by Fishingelbow
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Spro's Mike McClelland McStick 95 Rip Bait
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: Spro's Mike McClelland McStick 95 Rip Bait

Cal, I use snaps all the time, systematically removing the split ring from lures that come with one. I'm like to know under what circumstances you prefer to tie to the split ring. Maybe I'm missing something?
Thanks!

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by Fishingelbow
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Spro's Mike McClelland McStick 95 Rip Bait
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: Spro's Mike McClelland McStick 95 Rip Bait

Any particular reason why you use both a split ring and a snap simultaneously on this lure? [-X
by Fishingelbow
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Megabass Vision 110 vs Lucky Craft Pointer
Replies: 20
Views: 4449

Re: Megabass Vision 110 vs Lucky Craft Pointer

Perfect time to add the latest TT Review http://www.tackletour.com/reviewluckycraftpointerminnow.html to this thread! =D>
by Fishingelbow
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Megabass Gatta-X versus Jackall Pompadour
Replies: 17
Views: 3000

Re: Megabass Gatta-X versus Jackall Pompadour

Wonder how much better either of these are than the good old Heddon Crazy Crawler? :roll:
by Fishingelbow
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Best finesse popper?
Replies: 27
Views: 4203

Re: Best finesse popper?

Daiwa's T.D.Popper ZERO has been my favorite for years. Good thing I got a bunch way back when it was produced, since you can't find them anymore. Translucent smelt does the job!
by Fishingelbow
Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Daiwa J-Braid???
Replies: 89
Views: 26663

Re: Daiwa J-Braid???

After two months of regular use, this line is now in a dead heat for my favorite with the Sufix 832. Still smooth and silent and just soft enough to cast very well without line wraps as long as I'm careful. Not a break yet with the 15 pound test, including a 17 pound Northern, but then, I don't try ...
by Fishingelbow
Sat May 28, 2016 2:10 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Daiwa J-Braid???
Replies: 89
Views: 26663

Re: Daiwa J-Braid???

Strangely enough, I got myself a spool of #15 J-Braid in CHARTREUSE and the darn thing doesn't bleed at all! Not a trace of color on my fingers when I first put it on my reel while pinching it, still no bleeding after a couple of sessions on the water. Go figure! Got a spool in green too but I haven...
by Fishingelbow
Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:47 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: A First Look Inside Shimano’s New Curado Compact High Speed
Replies: 3
Views: 2471

Re: A First Look Inside Shimano’s New Curado Compact High Sp

"the most compact Curado Series reels that we have seen to date" Actually smaller than the 50/51E series? :shock:

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by Fishingelbow
Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Z man Zinkerz not floating ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3248

Re: Z man Zinkerz not floating ?

Don't feel bad, Pudd; real men don't read instructions (or ask for directions)! ](*,)

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