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by Tim Kelly
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Fireline Ultra 8 line diameter?
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Re: Fireline Ultra 8 line diameter?

I have no idea, but it's very frustrating!
by Tim Kelly
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: American Blanks...is it ever going to happen?
Replies: 8
Views: 1062

Re: American Blanks...is it ever going to happen?

While the American market wants long no fault warranties there's not much motivation for them to make higher modulus thin walled blanks that require care in use, not being trodden on, bounced around in rod lockers and being used to boat flip 5 pounders. :lol: :lol:
by Tim Kelly
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: snapped plastic pin found inside reel
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: snapped plastic pin found inside reel

I have had the same thing happen. For the life of me I can't remember what the cause or the solution was though! Sorry. I think it's fairly common, so someone will probably be along to let you know soon.
by Tim Kelly
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Interesting Take on Drop Shot Knot
Replies: 18
Views: 3153

Re: Interesting Take on Drop Shot Knot

Make the twists in the opposite direction so the line seats against the other side of the eye.
by Tim Kelly
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: St. Croix stagnating?
Replies: 91
Views: 7589

Re: St. Croix stagnating?

Looking forward to seeing what they've done with the spinning rod handles. The casting rods don't look too bad, at least they've put a spacer between the two parts of the reel seat, so it's a solid unit and can't flex like the same design without the insert.
by Tim Kelly
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: 1st time. BFS Aldebaran: Quick braid vs fluro question
Replies: 6
Views: 1106

Re: 1st time. BFS Aldebaran: Quick braid vs fluro question

If you want to use a line other than braid, I'd use mono. I don't believe there are any advantages to fluoro below about 10lb, but all the disadvantages are magnified.
by Tim Kelly
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: St. Croix stagnating?
Replies: 91
Views: 7589

Re: St. Croix stagnating?

Thunderblack1984 wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:12 am
I hope the new handle design looks like the new Tesla truck.
:lol: :lol:
by Tim Kelly
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Evergreen Limber tip or Olympic 17 Finezza Prototype
Replies: 9
Views: 940

Re: Evergreen Limber tip or Olympic 17 Finezza Prototype

I've a Corto Nuovo prototype which I've been very impressed with. hyper crisp blank, very strong backbone (relatively) and has caught all sorts of species for me and boat flipped a lot of them. I did manage to snap 1.5" off the tip by my own foolishness trying to untangle some line while holding the...
by Tim Kelly
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pro Bass Fisherman
Replies: 9
Views: 1290

Re: Pro Bass Fisherman

Fishing isn't like sports like tennis. You can be the world's best tennis player and you will win nearly all the time. You can be Kevin Van Dam and not win for years. The gear pros use is generally worse than most of the guys looking at these forums use as they're using stuff that they're selling to...
by Tim Kelly
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: St. Croix stagnating?
Replies: 91
Views: 7589

Re: St. Croix stagnating?

I'm in the UK and still in the EU for a few more minutes. They sell them here and are fairly popular as a premium brand. They are very popular in Holland too. I imagine they're less popular in Germany as they don't make many suitable longer rods, which are more commonly used in countries with limite...
by Tim Kelly
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: St. Croix stagnating?
Replies: 91
Views: 7589

Re: St. Croix stagnating?

I hate SK reel seats, especially on casting rods. The blank flexes and the baitcaster feels loose in the seat. Dumb design.
by Tim Kelly
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: tsi 321
Replies: 21
Views: 1741

Re: tsi 321

Just get a larger bottle of the stuff, makes it less painful.
by Tim Kelly
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: reel deal
Replies: 14
Views: 3889

Re: reel deal

Now you've got a reel the most important thing is to wash it with fresh water every time you use it in the salt as soon as you get home, otherwise you'll be moaning about how rubbish the reel is in a few months. Applies to all models and brands.
by Tim Kelly
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Suggest a hook whose tip won’t curl
Replies: 6
Views: 806

Re: Suggest a hook whose tip won’t curl

Any pattern with a slightly in turned point will be better protected, so less prone to getting the tip bent, but if you're snagging in rocks or timber it's going to happen. Carry hook file and you can touch them up and straighten the point in a couple of strokes.
by Tim Kelly
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Info needed on Tailwalk rods.
Replies: 7
Views: 1260

Re: Info needed on Tailwalk rods.

I bought a tailwalk fulrange CC MH casting for my air travel trips. Didn't think too much of it when I flexed it at home, but on the water it performed much better than I expected. I also have a light power fullrange CC spinning rod, which is perfectly OK, but a very mid range blank, not a crisp hig...