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by Tim Kelly
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Help me decide, panfish reel.
Replies: 14
Views: 410

Re: Help me decide, panfish reel.

Surely a new Alphas Air is more than 50 bucks? Don't understand your reasoning. If you've got an Alphas SV with a rays spool, you know what that will do. Alphas Air isn't as much of a finesse reel as the ASC.
by Tim Kelly
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: short stem spinning reels
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: short stem spinning reels

I use my middle finger. Two fingers in front and two behind the reel seat. Middle finger on the spool to cast and release the line, then feather it at the end of the cast. It's just a matter of practicing and getting the muscle memory. I don't think there are any significantly shorter stemmed reels,...
by Tim Kelly
Thu May 02, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: What have you lost while fishing?
Replies: 50
Views: 8625

Re: What have you lost while fishing?

Just weighed a bass. Bass in one hand, scales in the other. Threw the scales in. Error. :oops:
by Tim Kelly
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa LT spinning reels
Replies: 12
Views: 1292

Re: Daiwa LT spinning reels

No. But spinning an empty reel straight out of the box is very different to fishing with it.
by Tim Kelly
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa LT spinning reels
Replies: 12
Views: 1292

Re: Daiwa LT spinning reels

Glad it's not just me then. I've found that if I set the drag knob to a north south kind of position I hit it less often than if it's east west, so as a 1/4 turn doesn't make much difference to the actual setting, I try to do that.
by Tim Kelly
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: will my spool fit ........
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: will my spool fit ........

No. Tatulas have a long axle unlike the spools you have.
by Tim Kelly
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Corto prototype 6'1" review
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Re: Corto prototype 6'1" review

55g according to the kitchen scales
by Tim Kelly
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Corto prototype 6'1" review
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Corto prototype 6'1" review

I bought the rod on recommendations from here. It's the GNCPS-612L-HS model for clarity as the range of rods is quite confusing. The rod arrived in the week and I had my first chance to use it this morning. Very impressed. It has a very crisp high modulus blank and it built with the very light singl...
by Tim Kelly
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa LT spinning reels
Replies: 12
Views: 1292

Re: Daiwa LT spinning reels

:lol: :lol: Thank you.
by Tim Kelly
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa LT spinning reels
Replies: 12
Views: 1292

Re: Daiwa LT spinning reels

Just me then. :lol:
by Tim Kelly
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa LT spinning reels
Replies: 12
Views: 1292

Daiwa LT spinning reels

I have a couple of the LT reels, a Fuego and a Ballistic, and really like them. I have one gripe though and wonder if it's only me, or it's a common issue. The new design has the drag knob reaching nearly all the way to the spool lip and it is very easy to move. I find myself brushing against it a f...
by Tim Kelly
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reels Over Rated Or Under Rated
Replies: 20
Views: 1808

Re: Reels Over Rated Or Under Rated

The SS Sv was the first sv spooled reel I owned. I liked it well enough, but the pitiful drag made me sell it. I tried various upgrades for the drag but it was never any use. If I could have successfully modded it to decent levels I would still be using it now.
by Tim Kelly
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: St Croix SCV panfish rods
Replies: 19
Views: 1532

Re: St Croix SCV panfish rods

:lol: I'm easily lead. :oops:

Just waiting for the shipping quote from rakuten.
by Tim Kelly
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: St Croix SCV panfish rods
Replies: 19
Views: 1532

Re: St Croix SCV panfish rods

Thank you. I just did a bad bad thing.... :whistle: :D
by Tim Kelly
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: St Croix SCV panfish rods
Replies: 19
Views: 1532

Re: St Croix SCV panfish rods

Thank you. I feared that might be the case. Do you have a good recommendation for something around 6ft or just over that will cast up to around 5g with a crisp fast or extra fast action? Fishing with 0.4 braid or 3lb mono.