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by grumpydog
Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Connected Feeling
Replies: 16
Views: 2719

Re: Connected Feeling

I have curados and t3s, and love both. The only way I can describe the disconnected feeling is like the difference between using your favorite hammer compared to borrowing one. My t3s just seem to "fit". I dont think about how they feel while Im using them. The curados feel like a tool I have picked...
by grumpydog
Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Getting out of fishing.
Replies: 47
Views: 7633

Re: Getting out of fishing.

After growing up fishing small water with whatever tackle I could afford, I ended up with a beach cabin and spending major bucks on beach tackle. No time for fresh water anymore. Came a hurricane, lost cabin and all gear. Didnt have the heart to go thru that again, so ended up with lake place, and s...
by grumpydog
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Daiwa Product Support
Topic: Welcome Daiwa!! (& Forum Guidelines)
Replies: 18
Views: 14516

Re: Welcome Daiwa!! (& Forum Guidelines)

Diawa customer service goes above and beyond! They just fixed an out of warranty T3 that had been declared "unrepairable" by my local service center. Never say never. They did it, they did it right, and fast, and without charge. Diawa seems serious about taking care of their customers. Thanks to eve...
by grumpydog
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: Daiwa Product Support
Topic: T3 Ballistic hood repair
Replies: 8
Views: 2059

Re: T3 Ballistic hood repair

Just letting everyone know that I just received my "unrepairable" T3 Ballistic (according to local service center). Diawa, on this site, completely overhauled, repaired, and cleaned my 2 yr old, out of warranty reel. Were it not for a couple of boat hickeys that I remember putting on it, I would thi...
by grumpydog
Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Best Dirty Water Chatterbait Trailer
Replies: 27
Views: 10723

Re: Best Dirty Water Chatterbait Trailer

Baby bush hog if I need a fast/medium retrieve, but on the days thay want it slooow...stick on a baby ribbit! lots of bulk to let you slow the retrieve and the paddling feet just add more vibration to the bait. \:D/
by grumpydog
Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: Daiwa Product Support
Topic: T3 Ballistic hood repair
Replies: 8
Views: 2059

Re: T3 Ballistic hood repair

:big grin: You guys are doing your best to make me rethink my opinion of Big Business. It is getting harder every day to find a large company that still practices Customer Service. No matter what happens in the future, I have become more of a Diawa fan, not only for the quality products, but for the...
by grumpydog
Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:22 am
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: prop baits
Replies: 18
Views: 7184

Re: prop baits

apparently, from all the responses, only you and I use prop baits. grew up with the heddon torpedo and havnt changed. use all sizes and colors, just depends on the day. h2o (academy brand) makes a very affordable, useable bait, usually have to bend the props to get them spinning right out of the pac...
by grumpydog
Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:11 am
Forum: Watercraft
Topic: Solo Skiff
Replies: 1
Views: 2496

Re: Solo Skiff

I dont have this, but I have pelican pond boat and a bass raider pond boat. both can fish 2 people, but i have 2 so my wife and i can fish seperate. both rated over 500 lbs, can take 3hp motor, but 45lb trolling motor scoots them fine. also paddle easily. i fish with 6 rods and gear comfortably. can...
by grumpydog
Tue May 20, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: Daiwa Product Support
Topic: I need help with my T3B
Replies: 1
Views: 979

Re: I need help with my T3B

When I first got mine I spooled 17lb florocarbon. Noticed a slight sticking feeling at start of retrieve. It was the line hanging up, but pulling loose under pressure. Went to 14 lb and didnt notice the problem again. Ended up with braid so it wasnt an issue. This reel handles braid really well by t...
by grumpydog
Tue May 20, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Daiwa Product Support
Topic: T3 Ballistic hood repair
Replies: 8
Views: 2059

Re: T3 Ballistic hood repair

Diawa...just want to let you know that the reel has been shipped to your address. Service request slip is included. Attn: you
Thanks a bunch. Hoping you have a solution
by grumpydog
Wed May 07, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Daiwa Product Support
Topic: T3 Ballistic hood repair
Replies: 8
Views: 2059

Re: T3 Ballistic hood repair

Thank both of you for the response. Am headed to lake in the morning, will get the reel sent in sometime next week. I dont know what the local service centers problem is...other than he makes his money working on trolling motors. I have never taken a reel in for cleaning or repair that i got back in...
by grumpydog
Tue May 06, 2014 12:24 am
Forum: Daiwa Product Support
Topic: T3 Ballistic hood repair
Replies: 8
Views: 2059

Re: T3 Ballistic hood repair

Yes I can, but it will be a few days. Reel is at lake, we will be going this weekend. BTW...my bad luck and disappointment with this reel did not stop me from buying 2 more when I caught them on great sale. I love this reel, its just irritating that I cant get it repaired. Will post pics early next ...
by grumpydog
Sun May 04, 2014 8:33 am
Forum: Daiwa Product Support
Topic: T3 Ballistic hood repair
Replies: 8
Views: 2059

T3 Ballistic hood repair

After a terrible backlash while trying to use a new reel, I warped? sprung? the hood, which closed, but is loose in the closed position. Unless I palm the reel, laying my thumb on the hood, the line tends to not spool end to end on the spool, but bunches in the middle half. Reel was 2 months old whe...
by grumpydog
Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa T3 after a year
Replies: 74
Views: 17847

Re: Daiwa T3 after a year

I love my t3 after 3 months of very hard use. My only problem is that I managed to wad up about 50 yds of 14 lb floro whan I snagged another rod during a cast :oops: The resulting snare seems to have warped(?) the "hood", now it still works ok, but it doesnt close down tight and wiggles. Anyone else...