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by timinmo
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Kage ultralight
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: Kage ultralight

I guess in true TT fashion the fact that there is a new high quality ultralight "spinning" rod is lost by the first post.
by timinmo
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Kage ultralight
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: Kage ultralight

I also would love to see more ultra light casting rods in the US market. That would mean some kind of warranty with a company here and not the expense of importing rods from Japan. I certainly have no problem with the JDM rods but I really like being able to handle a rod before buying.
by timinmo
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Kage ultralight
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Kage ultralight

Just because this is TT and we are always in search of new "stuff". I thought some maybe interested in the new Kage ultralight spinning rods that Daiwa is releasing in the states. I have been unable to find them on their site but they are in the new Daiwa print catalog. 5'6" to 7'1" and what I found...
by timinmo
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How many rods/reels do you actually use
Replies: 32
Views: 913

Re: How many rods/reels do you actually use

I refuse to count what I have. I want plausible deniability. Honestly i have a bunch but I fish lakes, small rivers and creeks and for me each requires different equipment. So in short how many I use depends on what I am fishing. Anything from UL-SUL to a 9 foot XXH for swimbaits and A-rigs.
by timinmo
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa reels - gaudy or sexy?
Replies: 55
Views: 1978

Re: Daiwa reels - gaudy or sexy?

Some of the combinations do not appeal to me. At the same time the SLX is not appealing and I am not at all sure about the Antares while the Tranx just looks cheap to my eyes. Of course we could all have "Ike" reels.
by timinmo
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: New Daiwa BLX rods?
Replies: 7
Views: 631

Re: New Daiwa BLX rods?

I have ordered some for the store I work at but have not received them as yet. I will let you know what I think when we get them.
by timinmo
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Does anyone recognize this micro soft plastic?
Replies: 6
Views: 568

Re: Does anyone recognize this micro soft plastic?

Charlie Brewer Slider brand, makes a very close one in their minnow. 2 1/8" long. The cuts appear to be a little different.
by timinmo
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: North Fork Composites
Replies: 14
Views: 875

Re: North Fork Composites

So the two blanks I ordered arrived today. I will inspect tomorrow under good light but they appear undamaged. The tube they were in is undamaged and seems to be a much stronger tube than previous ones. So that was about two weeks from order to delivery which is a vast improvement to past experience...
by timinmo
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: North Fork Composites
Replies: 14
Views: 875

North Fork Composites

In the past I, as well as numerous others, have criticized NFC for their delivery times, which could reach months. I had continued to order blanks from them whenever they had a sale knowing that it would take forever to receive the product. I continued ordering because I felt the blanks were good va...
by timinmo
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Making Conquests Lighter
Replies: 32
Views: 2196

Re: Making Conquests Lighter

Very interesting post. As a builder I always try to make the lightest rod I can and that usually comes down to components. Your modifications point this out. You can't make a great rod out of a poor blank, but you can make a good blank absolutely come alive with a wise choice of components. Love the...
by timinmo
Mon May 13, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: What's your rarest Oneten
Replies: 7
Views: 893

Re: What's your rarest Oneten

You both have stuff I have not even heard of, much less seen. Maverick, your photography is always breath taking. My question is do the two of you fish those lures? If I went to the time and trouble to acquire them I don't think I could bring myself to fish them.
by timinmo
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa LT spinning reels
Replies: 12
Views: 1397

Re: Daiwa LT spinning reels

I have fished some of the LT reels and have not encountered this problem, but in all honesty my time with them has been limited. I hope to fish with some of the spinning reels this week and will watch for this problem.
by timinmo
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Classifieds User Feedback
Topic: Ultralight: Feedback Request Topic
Replies: 6
Views: 978

Re: Ultralight: Feedback Request Topic

Recently purchased a rod and a rod blank from Ultralight. Package received very quickly, contents well packed. Everything was as described. Very good purchasing experience would recommend to anyone.
by timinmo
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod Balance
Replies: 14
Views: 909

Re: Rod Balance

I make every attempt to build the lightest rod possible. Sometimes it is hard to achieve anything resembling balance. I recently built a 6'6" heavy with a short handle, I did add weight to the butt to try to have some semblance of balance. This kind of goes against the grain for me but if you fish o...
by timinmo
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: LOOKING FOR Below 4oz Bass Casting Rod
Replies: 29
Views: 1745

Re: LOOKING FOR Below 4oz Bass Casting Rod

Edward78, I had offered to weigh some rods when I got back to work today. Well I did weigh some and made some notes. That piece of paper is now in the washing machine along with the shirt I wore today. Sorry. I am going to try to summarize things as best as I can remember. I'm 65 so no guarantees as...