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by nctrucker
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: DC reels, opinions, techniques
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Re: DC reels, opinions, techniques

just recently got a scorpion dc reel. put some line on it and went for a test . throwing some balsa/wooden crank baits was an eye opener. easy to get it to where i could throw well without any snafu's. sound is just icing on the cake. before i stopped i threw a couple of casts left handed. i've neve...
by nctrucker
Tue May 19, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Shipping times nowadays
Replies: 72
Views: 3605

Re: Shipping times nowadays

my money was refunded from japantackle very courteously at his request/offer.
by nctrucker
Fri May 15, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Shipping times nowadays
Replies: 72
Views: 3605

Re: Shipping times nowadays

i checked on an order from japan- cork knobs. they had been shipped BUT are being returned to shipper due to CV concerns. bummer
by nctrucker
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Pucker Factor 1000
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Re: Pucker Factor 1000

stuff happens. i had a hood pop up as well. i was on a side road maybe 35-45. safe outcome. bent corner of hood. thankful all was well as with you.
by nctrucker
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: NEW DAIWA TACTICAL JERKBAIT BOXES
Replies: 0
Views: 859

NEW DAIWA TACTICAL JERKBAIT BOXES

looks like a new box is in town. i've gotten long and short versions of their jerkbait box. have not tried the crankbait box yet. i like them. long box has 7 full width slots and the bottom spot closest to the latch is split in two. holds 2 vision 110 baits nose to nose with tail hooks in foam nicel...
by nctrucker
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: What do the Japanese covet ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1711

Re: What do the Japanese covet ?

Japanese anglers go off for some of the older fiberglass rods,i.e. Phillipson's in good shape. Featherweight Champion rod handles are a bit draw.
by nctrucker
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I’m NOW a Believer
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: I’m NOW a Believer

Back/spinal problems are a nightmare. good to hear of success in anybody's treatment. don't go doing things that'll strain your back again. boy that's easier said than done.
by nctrucker
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Ordering from Mudhole
Replies: 11
Views: 5061

Re: Ordering from Mudhole

i've been ordering from Mudhole about a decade now. always got what i ordered. they're a business. i'm a customer. they've always came through for me. if you have the option of seeing them at a rodbuilding show i'd recommend you do so. some fine deals to be had. as said elsewhere backorders do happe...
by nctrucker
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: ZMAN plastics
Replies: 23
Views: 9763

ZMAN plastics test

after about 2 1/2 days the zman baits is starting to stick to the baggie, feeling a bit greasy. still no color bleed or any problem with other baits at all. TRD does feel a bit greasy/slick.
by nctrucker
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: ZMAN plastics
Replies: 23
Views: 9763

Re: ZMAN plastics

no problems after 24 hours with my baits in baggie.
by nctrucker
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: ZMAN plastics
Replies: 23
Views: 9763

Re: ZMAN plastics

after 11 1/2 hours in a sandwich baggie, there are still no signs of any meltdown. no stickiness. no color bleed that i can tell. i am going to leave the bag intact for the rest of a full day, then check it tonight. and with this i hit 100 posts!
by nctrucker
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: ZMAN plastics
Replies: 23
Views: 9763

Re: ZMAN plastics

after 2 1/2 hours there is nothing happening. no blob, no color transfer, nada. going to leave it overnight.
by nctrucker
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: ZMAN plastics
Replies: 23
Views: 9763

Re: ZMAN plastics

short term MAY be okay. but when you forget there IS gonna be a mess. like trying to keep the cueball from scratching on a DEAD scratch. it's going to happen. just grab a sandwich baggie for them. i tried to do the wagging finger smiley emoji! soft plastics and hardbaits are risky. zman softbaits ar...
by nctrucker
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: What have you lost while fishing?
Replies: 54
Views: 24917

Re: What have you lost while fishing?

you guys have made me realize a new abu Cardinal rod and a new diawa spinning reel is not all that much.with the whitecaps(little bitty 45 acre lake) i was getting away from i just didn't care. lost a phone out on a lake. no 110's lost to date. happy over that. i remember ish monroe had a BAD day, ...
by nctrucker
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Broken rod and rehab ...
Replies: 14
Views: 6814

Re: Broken rod and rehab ...

that looks like a good repair. i like the spigot material you used. at that point way up on the rod, near the tip, the repair should be fine. keep us posted.