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by Houndfish
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 315
Views: 18103

Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

That looks pretty cool. I'll have to download that. I wonder if Kimi Raikonnen honed his rally skills in an automatic Mercedes Diesel... :-k The game is literal insanity, I have no idea what I am doing and then I realize four hours have passed. It's not *fun* in the normal sense but it's very compe...
by Houndfish
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Is a bent spool shaft repairable?
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Is a bent spool shaft repairable?

mark poulson wrote:And as a reminder to put a strip of carpet in front of your work area. ;)


That would make it easier to find fallen hooks too I guess. I might try to bend it back and see if I get lucky, otherwise will make it into a windchime
by Houndfish
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rods You Have Aquired For 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 500

Re: Rods You Have Aquired For 2019

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My "only" rod so far this year, a Phase 3 Criffhanger. Sadly everything is iced up for the moment so all I have been able to do is sadly cast it into a tiny little thawed area by a stormwater inlet.
by Houndfish
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 315
Views: 18103

Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

Old diesel cars are pretty much mandatory in not so rich areas in North or East Finland. Because they must drive far away to work or to shop or to medical care. And usually those people don’t have money to new cars. And both diesel and petrol is high priced here. But diesel cars still are a little ...
by Houndfish
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Is a bent spool shaft repairable?
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Is a bent spool shaft repairable?

Not what I wanted to hear guys! :cry:

I don't know if I have the heart to take pliers to it, I might just hang it from my work lamp as a reminder to pay closer attention when I am fussing with spools.

I assume I could strip the inductor parts off and make a Magforce-Z Ray's spool, correct?
by Houndfish
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: The Yeti Panga 28 Backpack - A Waterproof Fortress for all Your Outdoor Gear
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: The Yeti Panga 28 Backpack - A Waterproof Fortress for all Your Outdoor Gear

Good waterproof zippers are like that, you have to lube them for them to open with any ease. When I first bought a drysuit for kayaking I didn't know this and was "trapped" in my new suit for maybe 30min until I laid on the floor and managed to get enough leverage on the zipper to escape. ...
by Houndfish
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Is a bent spool shaft repairable?
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Is a bent spool shaft repairable?

In a moment of carelessness last year I dropped a PX68 spool about three feet onto a hardwood floor. This knocked a small dent into the spool lip but that appeared to be all the damage. I sent it off to get repaired and when I got it back it looked perfect. I neglected to function test it and stuck ...
by Houndfish
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 315
Views: 18103

Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

Hobie-Wan Kenobi wrote:What about the new Morethan? 8.6 gears and all that jazz it got.


Mainly because I already know I like the egros of the Steez A on that specific rod. I guess the Morethan spool is more interesting then the sock Steez A one but I assume I will be able to buy one as a standalone at some point.
by Houndfish
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 315
Views: 18103

Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

Looks wise mainly but also for the dual aluminum side plates and brass gear set on the 8.6. I'm not a fan of magnesium frames reels with aluminum gears for heavy use type applications like pitching jigs. They get rougher and noiser than a similar aluminum frame brass geared reel when worked hard. I...
by Houndfish
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Three 6' JDM Destroyers walk into a bar.....
Replies: 16
Views: 667

Re: Three 6' JDM Destroyers walk into a bar.....

Well, my dilemma has been solved! A member here PMed me about a Phase 3 Criffhanger he was selling and the price was good enough to make be jump on it. https://i.imgur.com/RzHwR57h.jpg?1 All I have done so far is about 20min of yard-fishing with it and I think this was what I was looking for. I play...
by Houndfish
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Three 6' JDM Destroyers walk into a bar.....
Replies: 16
Views: 667

Re: Three 6' JDM Destroyers walk into a bar.....

I don't know if this will help but here is my personal experience. Very helpful, thanks! I have a pair of the loomis MagL/XF spinning rods and agree that they are ideal for the uses I am wanting in a BFS rod. I also agree that they are not great with smaller trebles, but I often swap to slightly th...
by Houndfish
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's REALLY next for Daiwa
Replies: 315
Views: 18103

Re: What's REALLY next for Daiwa

Well who wants a $700 Steez? Just saying. ......and in true TT fashion, we will still buy them. I got into this stuff recently when the Yen was nice and weak, buying Pixies for $100 is all I have ever known. I don't know if I can stand a big bump up. So I guess I gotta stock up while I can.... :D
by Houndfish
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Three 6' JDM Destroyers walk into a bar.....
Replies: 16
Views: 667

Re: Three 6' JDM Destroyers walk into a bar.....

The hunt will continue, I just wish there was a reasonable way to get my hands on any >$100 rod before I buy it. The little taper charts for the Elese and Criffhanger look close enough that I feel like it could be a tossup.
by Houndfish
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Mail Call
Replies: 43
Views: 1708

Re: Mail Call

I got fooled by the Keitech MadWag Mini 2.5" too. They work well on a dropshot if you want to catch big panfish.
by Houndfish
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Finesse jig and light texas rig rod for 3/16 - 1/2oz
Replies: 11
Views: 824

Re: Finesse jig and light texas rig rod for 3/16 - 1/2oz

I fished a FMJ/mbr783 glx combo last season and they complement each other very well. I threw 1/4oz jigs on the 783 and 1/2oz jigs on the FMJ. I was pleased to see that a lot of the plastics I like to throw work well on both rods so I could pick one over the other just based on cover. I recently tra...

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