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by aquaholik
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Daiwa J Braid Grand 8,15,20, 30lbs ABS and Knot Breaking Strength Tests
Replies: 9
Views: 2547

Re: Daiwa J Braid Grand 8,15,20, 30lbs ABS and Knot Breaking Strength Tests

Curious as to why you did not test the 8 and 15 lb. strengths with the PR knot, especially given the inconsistent FG knot results with the 15 lb. line. Does the PR knot not work well with thinner lines, or were you just more interested in the higher-strength lines? I like to test PR knot in higher ...
by aquaholik
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Stradic 19
Replies: 36
Views: 3753

Re: Shimano Stradic 19

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:02 pm
I like the HG, but I do a lot of river fishing and casting up stream having a HG is a must...
I got one 4000 XG for reeling in a spoon fast for Spanish Mackerel.
by aquaholik
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Stradic 19
Replies: 36
Views: 3753

Re: Shimano Stradic 19

We only get the HG here in Aus. Would've rathered the PG myself - hate the HG reels personally. Yep. Ordered all my 3000- 4000 FK PG from Japan. Got a 3000 FL in 5.0:1 from Malaysia for $165 shipped 3 weeks ago. I don't give a damn about Shimano USA now. If I need pinion or main gear, I'll just ord...
by aquaholik
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Stradic 19
Replies: 36
Views: 3753

Re: Shimano Stradic 19

And once again Shimano USA denies us the option to purchase the standard gear ratio option(not HG or XG) on all 5 sizes ](*,) . Just saw the Shimano USA website and the sizes and gear options.
by aquaholik
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: TT Announcements
Topic: Forum Restrictions
Replies: 15
Views: 116249

Re: Forum Restrictions

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Screenshot a couple line of text and it's 20kb on my note 9. Lol.
by aquaholik
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: TT Announcements
Topic: Forum Restrictions
Replies: 15
Views: 116249

Re: Forum Restrictions

The photo thing is still not fixed. You can't expect us to contribute and make in depth reel review tear down by downsizing everything to 800x600. Linking pics from external site is getting old. How clear / large do the pictures need to be? All I've been doing is screen shooting what I want / cropp...
by aquaholik
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: TT Announcements
Topic: Forum Restrictions
Replies: 15
Views: 116249

Re: Forum Restrictions

To be clear... we’re not planning on going anywhere. Just trying to resolve the issue of posting photos and it is admittedly taking too long. The point of this post was primarily to address those complaining about our restriction of posting links to personal social media accounts, primarily YouTube...
by aquaholik
Thu May 30, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Stradic 19
Replies: 36
Views: 3753

Re: Shimano Stradic 19

Thank You.

They can't seem to make their mind up on the line roller design. All the latest Twinpower, Sustain, Stella use the pressed in bearing integrated line roller. I'm sure you can swap out to replaceable bearing as long as you add the necessary parts to go along with it.
by aquaholik
Thu May 30, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Stradic 19
Replies: 36
Views: 3753

Re: Shimano Stradic 19

Is that "shimanopromotions.com.au"? So you have to register the product before they send you a link to download the schematics?
by aquaholik
Wed May 29, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Stradic 19
Replies: 36
Views: 3753

Re: Shimano Stradic 19

Can you post a link to the schematics on Shimano Australia site. I'm not seeing it under the saltwater reel or fishing reel and the main page with the Stradic FL doesn't seem to have any link to any schematics. Thank you.
by aquaholik
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Daiwa J Braid Grand 8,15,20, 30lbs ABS and Knot Breaking Strength Tests
Replies: 9
Views: 2547

Daiwa J Braid Grand 8,15,20, 30lbs ABS and Knot Breaking Strength Tests

Since this is a relatively new line, it deserves it's own thread to make future search easier to find. 8lbs J Braid Grand: ABS : (19.25,17.10,18.55) = 18.30 lbs average Line Mass : 7.20 mg/ft, very light and thin braid Line Diameter : listed at .005 actual is .0074 S/W : 2.54 FG knot : (15.05,13.95,...
by aquaholik
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Nanobraid, Gliss opinions
Replies: 13
Views: 3169

Re: Nanobraid, Gliss opinions

I have been using Gliss almost exclusively for the last several winter smallmouth seasons. It is absolutely true that it has poor abrasion resistance so the use of a leader is mandatory. I normally use 24 lb with a 10 lb sniper leader about 7 feet long secured with a FG knot. Even though the line h...
by aquaholik
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: New fireline fused 8 carrier
Replies: 66
Views: 22450

Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

If I like the FG knot strength and S/W, I'm going to order the 8 and 10 lbs. Hopefully it has the FG knot strength of the 4 strands Fireline Crystal or better. For some reason, the new fused 8 carrier has terrible FG knot strength in the 60% and not the usual 80%.
by aquaholik
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: New fireline fused 8 carrier
Replies: 66
Views: 22450

Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:I just ordered some Berkley X9 to test out in 20lb.
We need a gofundme account for line testing.