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by IlliniDawg01
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 292
Views: 17399

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: 805

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: 805

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...
by IlliniDawg01
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: TD Z 7.1:1 RH gears
Replies: 45
Views: 4194

Re: TD Z 7.1:1 RH gears

Update: My gear set appears to be good after all. Before I shipped it back I wanted to be certain it wasn't user error. I took the gears out of the reel and pot the originals in and they had the exact same problem. Turns out I made a mistake when reassembling the reel from complete teardown. I swapp...
by IlliniDawg01
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: TD Z 7.1:1 RH gears
Replies: 45
Views: 4194

Re: TD Z 7.1:1 RH gears

Sorry I haven't been providing feedback. I'm afraid my set doesn't seem to be meshing well similar to LgMouthGambler's. They feel very tight and bind. I hadn't said anything yet as I was hoping I had just done something wrong in reassembly. I need to swap back in my original gear set and verify it i...
by IlliniDawg01
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: TD Z 7.1:1 RH gears
Replies: 45
Views: 4194

Re: TD Z 7.1:1 RH gears

PikeRoadBassn wrote:JJ, Ill be your huckleberry. I live on Guntersville, so I can test them through the year and on quality fish.


PM me your shipping info and I will try to pass my set on to you after I give them a try.

DaveJ
by IlliniDawg01
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: TD Z 7.1:1 RH gears
Replies: 45
Views: 4194

Re: TD Z 7.1:1 RH gears

Yay! I've got a TDZ that has been in pieces for years. Seems like the best place to put them.

DaveJ
by IlliniDawg01
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula 100 impression??
Replies: 17
Views: 2323

Re: Tatula 100 impression??

Steve petty wrote:Just put a Tatula type r and rays spool in mine,works perfect.


Thanks for confirming. That is great to know. Does the stock spool seem similar to the Tat Type R Spool? Do you have a scale to weight them? Thanks in advance.

DaveJ
by IlliniDawg01
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Impressive new Lurestar Rod, Wooden Handle
Replies: 5
Views: 840

Re: Impressive new Lurestar Rod, Wooden Handle

Some of those Aliexpress rods have excellent build quality for the money. After owning a few it makes a lot of the rods sold on the USDM with unspecified, blank material, guide frames, guides and reels seats ect look like overpriced crap. I can never look at a Veritas again and see a $100 rod. The ...
by IlliniDawg01
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula 100 impression??
Replies: 17
Views: 2323

Re: Tatula 100 impression??

I wish that thing didn’t have such a big line capacity. That surprised me. Do you know if it switches spools with the Tatula CT and CT-R??? If so I figure the Aliexpress spools would be great in it. Just still hoping the have a Zillion version where I don't buy another Steez A... I too would like a...
by IlliniDawg01
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: SOLID! - The Shimano Bantam MGL Baitcaster
Replies: 3
Views: 3652

Re: SOLID! - The Shimano Bantam MGL Baitcaster

Good write-up. Confirms what other posters and reviewers have been saying. I don't understand why they didn't put a bit more thought into the line guide. It appears to me that there is plenty of room where they could have designed the guide ring to be a good centimeter or 2 farther forward without c...
by IlliniDawg01
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Impressive new Lurestar Rod, Wooden Handle
Replies: 5
Views: 840

Re: Impressive new Lurestar Rod, Wooden Handle

Looks like the images only worked for me. I guess DropBox changed their settings. I can't seem to get the images in a format that can be uploaded either without being too large. Maybe this formatting will work on dropbox... https://www.dropbox.com/s/p3yyc9gs91kfli3/IMG_20180907_141857.jpg?dl=0 https...
by IlliniDawg01
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)
Replies: 80
Views: 12612

Re: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)

Can someone give me a suggestion of how far you spool the line on the Curado/Scorpion DC reels? I filled it first to the bevel and it seemed to fluff very bad. I now have about 1/16 or 2 mm from the bottom edge of the bevel using 45lb Fins 40g braid. This does however has a mono equivalent diameter...
by IlliniDawg01
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Impressive new Lurestar Rod, Wooden Handle
Replies: 5
Views: 840

Re: Impressive new Lurestar Rod, Wooden Handle

looks slick but that rod butt will be destroyed in no time You think? I have a spare chair bumper I might cover it with in that case. The handle on mine has a lot of marbling. https://previews.dropbox.com/p/thumb/AAI7ic9DplBE0ldUh9jxNvtU9Ro_yxXcHbbkxUEg8ig-cN080c7OuYEyRb1gDT869vKeIK6Shl0xXoI_W_6qSw...

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