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by IlliniDawg01
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Thumb bar not resetting when cranking handle
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Thumb bar not resetting when cranking handle

If they aren't broken and work fine when you are using them, then there are 2 likely causes:
1. He is reeling while the lure is still pulling line.
2. He is keeping his thumb on the bar and blocking it from popping all the way up when he starts reeling.
by IlliniDawg01
Sun May 26, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Florida FDEP New Alga Bloom DashBoard!
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: Florida FDEP New Alga Bloom DashBoard!

They probably won't like it but the only way to clean all that water is to create a biological filter big enough to process it all. They need lots more vegetation to absorb it all. If that means reflooding the river of grass them so be it. Everyone will move away eventually when they start getting s...
by IlliniDawg01
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 1016 BFS Reel
Replies: 17
Views: 677

Re: 1016 BFS Reel

A used TDZ is also an excellent choice if you don't like the T3.

DaveJ
by IlliniDawg01
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Tatula100
Replies: 46
Views: 6048

Re: New Tatula100

Tackle Warehouse has a new 60th Anniversary Tatula 100. Just has some special anodizing on the frame that looks kinda like Zaion and a Red Spider logo on the palm plate. Would have been nice to give it a proper handle nut and retainer in the process. https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Daiwa_60th_Annive...
by IlliniDawg01
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Tatula100
Replies: 46
Views: 6048

Re: New Tatula100

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DaveJ
by IlliniDawg01
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Tatula100
Replies: 46
Views: 6048

Re: New Tatula100

I just got a new Tatula 100 (why could they not have called it a 90 to ease confusion) last week from Tackle Trap so I could get the Huk shirt promotion. I haven't fished it yet, but I'm pretty impressed. It really is smaller than the CT and palms quite nicely. The Zero Adjuster actually looks reall...
by IlliniDawg01
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Balancing pre-existing rods
Replies: 9
Views: 831

Re: Balancing pre-existing rods

I like the rubber chair tips you can get at Walmart or most hardware stores. They are cheap, come in multiple sizes and colors, and aren't permanent. Stick a couple coins in them until you find the right balance. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Waxman-Consumer-Group-4440455-3-4-Black-Rubber-Chair-Tips-4-...
by IlliniDawg01
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: '19 Steez ct sv tw
Replies: 268
Views: 17802

Re: '19 Steez ct sv tw

Wow that thing does look diminutive! Makes me even more excited to get it now. An aldebaran sized new daiwa is just what the dr ordered... I didnt know you were a Dr. Also, how would I get prescribed this reel? Hopeully its a low copay Wonder if I can use my HSA for one? Mental Health is a thing ri...
by IlliniDawg01
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Spinning rod with baitcasting reel?
Replies: 9
Views: 710

Re: Spinning rod with baitcasting reel?

If I can get an UL Ugly Stick in a bait casting set up...I would be set. :big grin: Here you go: http://www.uglystik.com/uglystik-rods-casting-rods/ugly-stik-elite-casting-rod/1365092.html#specifications Fun rod to fish with. DaveJ Whoah!!! They finally made one. Definitely will have to order one t...
by IlliniDawg01
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Spinning rod with baitcasting reel?
Replies: 9
Views: 710

Re: Spinning rod with baitcasting reel?

slipperybob wrote:If I can get an UL Ugly Stick in a bait casting set up...I would be set. :big grin:
Here you go:

http://www.uglystik.com/uglystik-rods-c ... ifications

Fun rod to fish with.

DaveJ
by IlliniDawg01
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez A vs zillion type R
Replies: 15
Views: 1195

Re: Steez A vs zillion type R

There is also a DIY/Ray's spool for the OG Zillions which isn't bad. The Red PE spool is the best one I have tried. The 100M spool didn't do much for me, but it could have been a gunky bearing.

DaveJ
by IlliniDawg01
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Anyone able to repair a rod?
Replies: 10
Views: 634

Re: Anyone able to repair a rod?

hoohoorjoo wrote:If it is near the grip, a tight thread wrap and epoxy coat might give it more life, but it would be a temporary fix. the flex of the blank under load would eventually split it further in both directions.
I would suggest the same thing.

DaveJ
by IlliniDawg01
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 389
Views: 33258

Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf0ucSEEtog there we go... not sure how I feel about a 30mm spool Looks like a nice reel, but probably way out of my price range. Appears pretty wide for an ultra compact reel. Is the spool noisy? The mag dial looks recessed and only accessible from the bottom of the...
by IlliniDawg01
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: New knife
Replies: 15
Views: 1540

Re: New knife

DaveJ lives very close to an excellent knife shop. I usually stop in to Grand Prairie Knives whenever I am in that area. Buying knives can be as bad as buying fishing equipment. Like fishing equipment the only thing that matters is if you like it. Yep, GP Knives is great. I have a Spyderco Sage Lin...
by IlliniDawg01
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: New knife
Replies: 15
Views: 1540

Re: New knife

Glad you found a knife that works for you. Knives, like reels, are so subjective and the choices are so numerous that it can be hard find one you love and hard to stop buying different models once you get in to the hobby. One point of note. VG-10 is an excellent steel for kitchen knives, but it is p...