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by JBcrankaddict
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Jerkbait rod
Replies: 21
Views: 292

Re: Jerkbait rod

NRX and Conquest 842c
by JBcrankaddict
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1303
Views: 241179

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Reservoir wrote:The color in that red is beautiful

They can definitely have that glow at times. Caught another about 50’ away that was washed out pink looking. No idea what causes the color changes, but it’s cool to see!
by JBcrankaddict
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: High quality oil, lube, etc
Replies: 12
Views: 750

Re: High quality oil, lube, etc

TSI 321 has been the biggest breakthrough for my uses. Since copycat site turned me onto TSI132, I've used nothing else! edit: Really guys? "copycat site"? It really is some amazing stuff! I learned about it a few years ago on Alan Tani’s forum and have been using it ever since. Haven’t s...
by JBcrankaddict
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Noisy Curado 201HG's
Replies: 9
Views: 161

Re: Noisy Curado 201HG's

If you have an ultrasonic cleaner, pop the ARB out and run it through in a small container of Simple Green/water or Dawn/water and see what comes out. If it’s pretty rusty, it’s probably pitted and may feel rough on retrieve.
by JBcrankaddict
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Casting vs. throwing your back out
Replies: 17
Views: 481

Re: Casting vs. throwing your back out

We do a lot of long casting fishing huge grass flats in both salt and fresh, and setting your tackle up properly makes it a lot easier on the body. Getting the rod to load properly is the most important thing since most reels are pretty evenly matched, so we tend to use rods where the lure weight is...
by JBcrankaddict
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: High quality oil, lube, etc
Replies: 12
Views: 750

Re: High quality oil, lube, etc

TSI 321 has been the biggest breakthrough for my uses. I use it in my spool bearings, levelwind and ARB and no longer have any rust/corrosion issues at all. Corrosion X grease has been great used to pack frame bearings, and again, never any rusted or seized bearings. Penn grease seems to protect my ...
by JBcrankaddict
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1303
Views: 241179

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

I love to cross over my bass fishing techniques into saltwater when chasing redfish and trout, and when the cold weather hits the area, it’s time to move to the marsh where these techniques really work well. Chatterbaits and frogs are my top baits in these areas and the redfish really hammer them. T...
by JBcrankaddict
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Weight Transfer System Stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 2143

Re: Weight Transfer System Stuck

Maybe the hundreds (thousands ?) of casts resulting in the impact of a metal ball into softer plastic has changed the dimension of the plastic to the point that it now has trapped the ball ? These baits weren’t used a whole lot before they malfunctioned, but this is possible. I do load the heck out...
by JBcrankaddict
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: CNQ842c What are you using it for?
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: CNQ842c What are you using it for?

842 is probably my favorite rod of all time no matter what series it came from. I use my Conquest for jerkbaits and topwater mainly, but fish plastics from time to time. Jerkbaits from 3/16-1/2oz are in its zone, and fishes them really well with plenty of flex in the rod to keep them pinned. Some of...
by JBcrankaddict
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Weight Transfer System Stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 2143

Re: Weight Transfer System Stuck

Maybe a tiny bit of salt water got in and then left salt crystals which are blocking the balls from moving. If the chamber is tight enough, this could cause what you're describing. Not sure how water would get in, though. That has definitely happened before, after a lot of hard use they cracked at ...
by JBcrankaddict
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Weight Transfer System Stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 2143

Re: Weight Transfer System Stuck

If you're prepared to drill, just drill a hole with the smallest bit you have underneath the stuck ball and just push it free with the bit or needle. Epoxy the hole afterwards. Would be pretty inconspicuous. I think this is gonna be the way to go. To worried about heat and cold cracking the bait if...
by JBcrankaddict
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Weight Transfer System Stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 2143

Re: Weight Transfer System Stuck

Thanks guys for all the ideas, really appreciated. Definitely an annoying problem that I hope no one else has to deal with. Gonna try some of these things and if nothing works will contact the companies and see if they will help. If not we may be drilling some holes and repainting :doh:
by JBcrankaddict
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Weight Transfer System Stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 2143

Re: Weight Transfer System Stuck

Not that it is really stuck. Just a good twitch and the ball bearings would come back. Really stuck. I’ve flicked it, tapped it on the table, smacked it against the table :lol: they aren’t moving. Wow, that's unheard of, but plausible. So are these weight and chamber visible? Like they are for sure...
by JBcrankaddict
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Weight Transfer System Stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 2143

Re: Weight Transfer System Stuck

Maybe a tiny bit of salt water got in and then left salt crystals which are blocking the balls from moving. If the chamber is tight enough, this could cause what you're describing. Not sure how water would get in, though. That has definitely happened before, after a lot of hard use they cracked at ...
by JBcrankaddict
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Weight Transfer System Stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 2143

Re: Weight Transfer System Stuck

y2k88 wrote:Have you tried putting them in a bit of hot water to expand the plastic (and air inside) just a bit. Do it with caution though...

Good idea, I’ll try some hot water next. Tried using a heat gun very briefly, and in and out of the freezer a few times but it didn’t help.

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