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by Markanthony404
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Replacing a reel seat
Replies: 17
Views: 1811

Re: Replacing a reel seat

Update, the rod is finished. I had to cut around 2 inches off the old rod in order for everything to work and I went with carbon fiber instead of cork. The handle is a little the short side but I won't mind. The new reel seat is so much more comfortable than the old skeleton seat. No bad for my firs...
by Markanthony404
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Replacing a reel seat
Replies: 17
Views: 1811

Re: Replacing a reel seat

The VSS seat is avaliable in 16 & 17 mm. The ID of the VSS 16 is 13mm , The ID of the VSS17 is 16mm. I've used the larger one on a very thick blank before. The IPS seat is another comfortable seat. Btw, the lockdown portion of your old reel seat should work fine on the new seat, whichever you choos...
by Markanthony404
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Replacing a reel seat
Replies: 17
Views: 1811

Re: Replacing a reel seat

The Fuji VSS seat is a very comfortable seat, especially if you trim the threads to where there are none exposed with a reel seated. There is also a pre-fab full-length EVA grip that you can ream slightly smaller than the butt diameter and it will stretch, then will still fit tightly when it is set...
by Markanthony404
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Replacing a reel seat
Replies: 17
Views: 1811

Re: Replacing a reel seat

Thanks guys! I did some research and I contacted mudhole for some advice. I got the handle off and am now deciding on a reel seat. If anyone has a suggestion please feel free to reply.
by Markanthony404
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: rod recommendation for mitchell 400
Replies: 1
Views: 312

Re: rod recommendation for mitchell 400

That’s probably not going to fit on any modern freshwater rods. I would look for a saltwater rod. Maybe something like a
G-Loomis green water or Penn carnage will work.


https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/penn-ca ... g-boat-rod
by Markanthony404
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 1000 size shimanos
Replies: 16
Views: 1923

Re: 1000 size shimanos

I use 2 stradic 1000's for trout fishing only. I would never use anything heavier than 6lb test diameter line on them. They balance almost perfectly with a 6'7 G-loomis trout rod.
by Markanthony404
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Replacing a reel seat
Replies: 17
Views: 1811

Replacing a reel seat

I am interested in replacing the handle on my Cumara spinning rod. It has the skeleton reel seat which I hate. I understand when they make rods the reel seat is put on from the tip. Will it be possible to put a reel seat on from the bottom without damaging the rod? I have no interest in replacing th...
by Markanthony404
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What have you lost while fishing?
Replies: 50
Views: 8695

Re: What have you lost while fishing?

Back in the late 90's I lost a G-Loomis IMX paired with a cheap Shimano spinning reel. I was carp fishing in the middle of winter and wasn’t paying attention when a fish pulled it in. I was 16 years old and that rod was my pride and joy. I remember how much it sucked having to use a cheap rod for th...
by Markanthony404
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What happened to my rods??
Replies: 21
Views: 2581

Re: What happened to my rods??

Your good with Photoshop! =D>
by Markanthony404
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which 2 rods and reels are you guys going to mainly use this season?
Replies: 57
Views: 16069

Re: Which 2 rods and reels are you guys going to mainly use this season?

Shimano Conquest 200
Shimano Cumara 7'2 med heavy

Daiwa Certate 2500 (First gen)
Shimano Cumara 7'1 med
by Markanthony404
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado I Grinding Problem
Replies: 21
Views: 1300

Re: Curado I Grinding Problem

LgMouthGambler wrote:Wow. Interesting. The drag material was what kind?
Factory carbon fiber. I also noticed the there was not enough grease on most of them.
by Markanthony404
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado I Grinding Problem
Replies: 21
Views: 1300

Re: Curado I Grinding Problem

Update: After taking apart all 3 reels for a more careful inspection I noticed there were drag washer particles scattered everywhere. Most were the size of dust particles but there were a few like the one pictured below. They had gotten onto the main & idle gears. I cleaned and re-lubricated and now...
by Markanthony404
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado I Grinding Problem
Replies: 21
Views: 1300

Re: Curado I Grinding Problem

JBcrankaddict wrote: start swapping some parts.
It's going to be a long weekend. :lol:
by Markanthony404
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado I Grinding Problem
Replies: 21
Views: 1300

Re: Curado I Grinding Problem

The fact that it comes and goes makes it difficult to diagnose. Would say it’s not the gears since you would feel it on every revolution of the main or pinion gears. I agree. I was messing around with one of them last night and I noticed that it felt like something was rubbing. I could feel it in t...
by Markanthony404
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado I Grinding Problem
Replies: 21
Views: 1300

Re: Curado I Grinding Problem

Have you checked the actual drag washer for defects? Yes, they are uniform with no defects. In this particular scenario it doesnt sound like it, but they are common for pinion bearings to be bad. Both of them get changed out if factory when one comes along my bench for a service. I have seen them m...