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by timsford
Mon May 07, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Abu Garcia WTF's
Replies: 104
Views: 8957

Re: Abu Garcia WTF's

Personally I'd rather have a daiwa or shimano than the competition from any no matter what the price point. The only doyo reels I've used that stayed in rotation for any length of time were the ones with externally adjustable centrifugal brakes. I liked them but I still prefer daiwas braking system ...
by timsford
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Trout baits?
Replies: 37
Views: 3650

Re: Trout baits?

If you like minnow imitations the smallest size yo zuri pins minnow and floating rapala minnow both catch the heck out of stocked browns. The rainbows seem to like inline spinners better in my experience though
by timsford
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Abu is complete garbage compared to Daiwa and Shimano
Replies: 25
Views: 2593

Re: Abu is complete garbage compared to Daiwa and Shimano

I don't know if it's fair to call abu reels complete garbage, but the newer stuff daiwa and Shimano have released the last few years makes any of the revos or orras feel like cheaper bargain reels.
by timsford
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Crankbait reel
Replies: 17
Views: 1856

Re: Crankbait reel

What rod are you planning on using? I haven't used either of the reels you mentioned but I've used Shimano core 50mg7, chronarch 50e, and citica g, and daiwa tatula type r, t3 1016, tatula ct, and sv103 at different times to throw those type baits(1/4-1/2 oz and 12ft or less). I personally prefer th...
by timsford
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: TD-S "Greenie" original (circa 1997-98)
Replies: 7
Views: 1423

Re: TD-S "Greenie" original (circa 1997-98)

They are still pretty good rods but I wouldn't think the price they go for would be worth selling the one you have. Especially if you have to pay shipping costs. If it were mine I'd hang on to it and use it for tip down techniques like poppers or jerkbaits. It is also a good length for skipping in c...
by timsford
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado 70xg spools
Replies: 17
Views: 2416

Re: Curado 70xg spools

Flushing and relubing the stock bearings or even changing the bearings out for some that would give easier start up speed will also help with casting light weights if you haven't already tried that
by timsford
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Favorite dock rig on spinning rod
Replies: 13
Views: 2132

Re: Favorite dock rig on spinning rod

weightless texas rig. i alternate between stickworms, zoom trickworms, and superflukes
by timsford
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: If you could have only one crankbait...
Replies: 23
Views: 3024

Re: If you could have only one crankbait...

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by timsford
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Zillion SV TW knob bearings
Replies: 13
Views: 1292

Re: Zillion SV TW knob bearings

I know this is probably a dumb question but just to be certain, are you positive you have the right sized bearings. The ID would seem to be too small if it won't go down and I've always known all said as to have the same size knobs and knob posts. I'm sure you ordered or bought the correct size but ...
by timsford
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Help me pick a big spinning reel.
Replies: 7
Views: 741

Re: Help me pick a big spinning reel.

Also unless you are just dead set on a spinning rod the tatula sv is extremely rare to backlash even at night and great for skipping docks and trees with no birds best also. Another option would be a t3 1016 With an sv spool installed. It is the best pure caster for both distance and control I've us...
by timsford
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Help me pick a big spinning reel.
Replies: 7
Views: 741

Re: Help me pick a big spinning reel.

I have a friend that uses only spinning tackle and he used a previous generation sahara 4000 on a 7ft compre med xfast. I've used it a few trips just to try it and the 4000 is just too big for my comfort for chucking all day. I normally use 2000 size daiwas on my ml rods and 3000 size on my medium a...
by timsford
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Best rods under $50?
Replies: 17
Views: 2505

Re: Best rods under $50?

I'd look on ffo-tackle.com, tacklewarehouse's sale items, wal mart clearance racks, and locally on Facebook and Craigslist to see what I could find deals on. Fri usually has some great deals. I haven't looked in a few days but they usually have Abu veritas and Fenwick ing and hmx for right around 50...
by timsford
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: 13 Fishing Muse Gold rods
Replies: 6
Views: 1072

Re: 13 Fishing Muse Gold rods

I really like all the 13 rods I've used as well but I've only tried the omen and envy series. Both fish above their price points imho. Have u tried the ml muse gold with anything rigged weedless like a light t rig with thin wire hook or is it more suited for exposed hooks or baits with trebles. I fi...
by timsford
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Phenix Bass Recon Elite vs St. Croix Legend Elite
Replies: 28
Views: 2525

Re: Phenix Bass Recon Elite vs St. Croix Legend Elite

I used to use my avid 7ft mh fast for trigs, jigs, Carolina rigs, swimjigs, chatterbaits, buzzbaits, and large night spinnerbaits. It had plenty of power to fish all these well in sparse grass and moderate wood cover. I've used a medium power for light trigs, jigs, and spinnerbaits in light grass an...
by timsford
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: 13 Fishing Muse Gold rods
Replies: 6
Views: 1072

Re: 13 Fishing Muse Gold rods

i have been eyeballing these for awhile now. please give us a review when u get them

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