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by Tim Kelly
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Need a differential diagnosis...
Replies: 15
Views: 208

Re: Need a differential diagnosis...

The knock is only present if you do something which you don't do when you're fishing. Get the air bearings if you want, you'll probably notice the difference when you're fishing.
by Tim Kelly
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tatula SV TW
Replies: 22
Views: 526

Re: Tatula SV TW

:lol: Just buy one.
by Tim Kelly
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Sufix Advance copoly mono ...
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: Sufix Advance copoly mono ...

I will be interested to see what you guys make of it. I had a couple of spools of 6lb and liked the line for it's sensitivity and easy handling, but it only lasted half a session before going curly, like it had been dragged across something hard. Switched back to CXX and the line has been fine for m...
by Tim Kelly
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Anyone make short glass UL casting rods?
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: Anyone make short glass UL casting rods?

Fly rod blanks?
by Tim Kelly
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Fluoro vs Braid Pros and Cons
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: BFS Fluoro vs Braid Pros and Cons

I'm not convinced fluoro has any advantage over mono in lighter strengths. Until you get to 8 or 10lb fluoro it doesn't seem to display the density advantages you get over mono as it's just so fine that the difference is negligible. From 8 or 10lb upward there are obvious advantages to fluoro for fi...
by Tim Kelly
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Round reel love?
Replies: 19
Views: 898

Re: Round reel love?

I have a nice morrum avail combination, which will cast a 1/16 with half a zoom tiny fluke perfectly well and a Conquest 51, which isn't really a finesse reel in standard form, but it great for casting 1/4 - 3/8 crankbaits. Love the round reels, but they are a menace when it's cold as all that cold ...
by Tim Kelly
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Casting Motion - why not a full on 'whip'?
Replies: 18
Views: 490

Re: BFS Casting Motion - why not a full on 'whip'?

I think the Reel Test guy is in a little bubble of his own. Good luck to him, but don't take him as an authority on anything fishing related.
by Tim Kelly
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Interesting Take on Drop Shot Knot
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Re: Interesting Take on Drop Shot Knot

Yes, it's no problem.
by Tim Kelly
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Interesting Take on Drop Shot Knot
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Re: Interesting Take on Drop Shot Knot

That knot is widely used in Europe. I've been using it at least 10 years with no unexplained breakages, other than with one line, which just didn't like being knotted with any knots!
by Tim Kelly
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 332
Views: 21508

Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

It seems like just about every reel is cheaper over seas. I generally buy from a JDM store if for no other reason than shipping from Japan is cheaper and faster than say from TW :lol: :shock: Try living in Europe. America has just about everything for around half the price of what it costs in Europ...
by Tim Kelly
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help with wire to mono knot
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Help with wire to mono knot

I've never had any luck doing an albright from braid to wire, the wire definitely cuts the braid. With mono it works for me if the diameters are larger enough, but too fine wire or mono and it is a weak connection.
by Tim Kelly
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Alphas finesse spools
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: Alphas finesse spools

Thank you. Apparently events have moved on and my KTF friend has ordered a cosugi spool for me. :D
by Tim Kelly
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Alphas finesse spools
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: Alphas finesse spools

Very interesting, thank you. How do you think the zonda spool would work in an Alphas SV? I imagine that has fairly strong magnets. That rays spool weight is impressive.
by Tim Kelly
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Help with wire to mono knot
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Help with wire to mono knot

I would expect that the wire's too thin and is cutting the mono. You need something to make the transition, so whether it's a swivel, solid ring or whatever you probably have to use something, or use thicker wire.
by Tim Kelly
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Alphas finesse spools
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: Alphas finesse spools

Thank you. Any idea how the Ray's spool would do casting light stuff compared to the more expensive options? Talking 1/16 with a small plastic.

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