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by lifeofRiley
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Core50Mg 7 questions
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Core50Mg 7 questions

A buddy is selling a Core 50Mg7 in mint condition with box and all. He says it was a backup reel and never fished although I noticed he spooled line on it. I've held a few before but have never fished with one before. I do have a couple CH50e's which I believe is the same body style. I'm just wonder...
by lifeofRiley
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Daiwa RCS knobs
Replies: 10
Views: 193

Daiwa RCS knobs

I was looking at these on flea bay, and wondering if they usually come just one knob per pack or two?

Thx, I've never ordered them before.
by lifeofRiley
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado G
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: Curado G

This reel was in like new condition. My buddy bought it from the backshelf of some tackle store, maybe a floor model. Very little fishing time on it. The tech didn't use any glue, he just put some pressure on each of the pins to snug them back in.
by lifeofRiley
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado G
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: Curado G

Here's a secret trick I learned today from a reel tech at a shimano factory authorized service center. I had a G reel from my best buddy and it was making a ticking sound with every rotation of the spool. I had torn the reel apart and couldn't find anything wrong. The tech took out the spool, grabbe...
by lifeofRiley
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Should I go BFS?
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Should I go BFS?

I've gotten into stream trout fishing in a big was the last year. Lifelong bass and walleye angler on all different types of water. Although I do enjoy trout fishing with a baby pole(spinning rod), there were times on the stream when I desired the control and accuracy that comes with a bait caster. ...
by lifeofRiley
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: How many of Shimanos reel parts are sourced?
Replies: 4
Views: 184

How many of Shimanos reel parts are sourced?

By this I mean sourced from outside of Shimanos proprietary factories? The only reason I ask is I was discussing reels last night with a buddy who is a supply chain engineer for a large US pump manufacturer, and he was curious.

Thanks
by lifeofRiley
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Tranx 300
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Tranx 300

It's winter, all the lakes are iced over, and I've got money burning a hole in my pocket. Wondering what people think about the tranx or other larger reels for bass fishing? Sounds like a deal for swimbaits and such. Any comments on gear ratios or handles?
by lifeofRiley
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: BFS and Trout baitcast combos
Replies: 85
Views: 3384

Re: BFS and Trout baitcast combos

I never thought I'd purchase a bfs setup because I bass fish and never saw the point. But now that I recently got into trout fishing my interest is piqued. What is your suggestion for stream trout fishing with spinners, mainly number 9 and 15 panther Martins? The waters I fish routinely kick out bro...
by lifeofRiley
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Round reel love?
Replies: 19
Views: 898

Re: Round reel love?

Tony9 wrote:I have a Luna 103L, Conquest 101HG, and a Ryoga 1520HL. Solid reels, wouldn't trade them for anything else.



Tony, what handle and/or knobs did you put on your Conquest 101HG?

Thanks!
by lifeofRiley
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Chronarch MGL Pawl Production Change?
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Chronarch MGL Pawl Production Change?

Bantam you do good to put up with some of the whining and complaining on this forum. Thanks for your detailed explanation and of course for all the questions answered and help given on this board. Customer service is a large reason I use and recommend Shimano.
by lifeofRiley
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Best grease and oil for servicing reels. 2019 edition.
Replies: 34
Views: 1789

Re: Best grease and oil for servicing reels. 2019 edition.

I've learned this the hard way too. I've put carbontex into all my CU200E7's, CH50MGs, CU200Bs, CH100D7s, and maybe a few more I'm forgetting. If you ever fish braid or any heavy line, greased drag washers lead to a slipping drag. I have a tub of Cal's, but I won't put it on my drag washers anymore....
by lifeofRiley
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: shimano bay game 150
Replies: 0
Views: 132

shimano bay game 150

I just saw this reel on digitaka, is it similar to a tranx? I don't really need any more reels but I haven't bought any in a long time and I'm starting to feel the need for one. Maybe looking for a beefier one for frog fishing or throwing bigger baits. Also looking at the daiwa coastal that tokugawa...
by lifeofRiley
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Fishing ole classics
Replies: 15
Views: 927

Re: Fishing ole classics

Agree 100%. Curado E, Curado B, Chronarch D, TD-X 103hva, CH50mg. I wish I had some older spinning reels. They all broke or were sold over time, this was before I knew how to do all my own maintenance. The reels I have now I will never get rid of.
by lifeofRiley
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: aftermarket knobs for shimano casting reels
Replies: 3
Views: 352

aftermarket knobs for shimano casting reels

Being it's the middle of winter and 20 below zero, I've been getting cabin fever. My reels have been cleaned and given all practical upgrades. I was thinking of trying some aftermarket knobs for the first time. My reels are Curado and Chronarch E's, Ch50MGs, bantam MGL. Any reccomendations? Are ther...

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