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by Texas_bullet
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tackle box for air travel
Replies: 7
Views: 1941

Re: Tackle box for air travel

Thanks for all the fine ideas. What I actually did was put any hooked lures and terminal tackle in three 3700 boxes. My reels and the 3700's and tools went into my checked luggage with a TSA Approved lock. All my plastics (considerable amount) and a large amount of prescription meds went into a larg...
by Texas_bullet
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tackle box for air travel
Replies: 7
Views: 1941

Re: Tackle box for air travel

Thanks, Tokugawa. Sounds like a plan. Last trip I put the reels in my checked bag. Risky move.
Bill
by Texas_bullet
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tackle box for air travel
Replies: 7
Views: 1941

Re: Tackle box for air travel

Thanks for the ideas. Maybe a large Halliburton case could hold my 3700 boxes. My reels travel in my checked suitcase. My rods are riding in a friend's large PVC tube. We are going to Lake Pechaco, MX for largemouth bass. I transfer the 3700 boxes into my large fishing backpack for outings. Some of ...
by Texas_bullet
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tackle box for air travel
Replies: 7
Views: 1941

Tackle box for air travel

I need a tackle box that holds enough gear for a four day fishing trip. It must have a fighting chance to survive riding in the hold of an aircraft as checked luggage. Any recommendations? Please, no horror stories. Thanks,
Bill in Dallas
by Texas_bullet
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Small bearing greaser
Replies: 15
Views: 2806

Re: Small bearing greaser

Well I would like one. Looks like more than a $17 item, though. Went to the website and it was in Japanese. I asked a repair shop how they greased bearings and was told they don't....they oil them all. (not confidence inspiring) :shock:
by Texas_bullet
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Small bearing greaser
Replies: 15
Views: 2806

Re: Small bearing greaser

Thanks, guys. $70 is a little steep for my infrequent use. I will visit my friends at the local Shimano shop and asked how they do it.
by Texas_bullet
Fri May 31, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Small bearing greaser
Replies: 15
Views: 2806

Small bearing greaser

I have misplaced my small bearing greaser, a two piece plastic rig. Some reel bearings should be greased, not oiled. I have over a dozen reels that need servicing and have not found anything with an on-line search. The missing greaser forces old grease out of the bearing without removing the shield....
by Texas_bullet
Mon May 20, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Shimano recommended gear grease CU150 DC
Replies: 16
Views: 5181

Re: Shimano recommended gear grease CU150 DC

Bantam1, I know you are an employee of Shimano. I meant you represent the brand well. :D
by Texas_bullet
Sun May 19, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Shimano recommended gear grease CU150 DC
Replies: 16
Views: 5181

Re: Shimano recommended gear grease CU150 DC

Bantam1, I was able to source ACE-0 online, so will start servicing a dozen + reels next week. Thanks for following up with the Service Centers. You are a fine rep for Shimano. =D>
Bill in Dallas
by Texas_bullet
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Shimano recommended gear grease CU150 DC
Replies: 16
Views: 5181

Re: Shimano recommended gear grease CU150 DC

Thanks for the info. I have two small containers of ACE-02. Time to start the project.
by Texas_bullet
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Shimano recommended gear grease CU150 DC
Replies: 16
Views: 5181

Re: Shimano recommended gear grease CU150 DC

Bantam1, neither a local Shimano repair station nor the guy at the Irvin number had any knowledge of the ACE-0 grease you specified for Cross Carbon drag washers. I found some ACE-0 online. Where else is that grease used? Just being anal :roll: . I own a dozen Shimano reels and want to give them the...
by Texas_bullet
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Who is the MOST over rated ?
Replies: 214
Views: 34537

Re: Who is the MOST over rated ?

I read the TT review on the DX703. The pictures show a very different rod than my later production one. Seems I have imported blanks on my DX703 & DX704. Unfortunate, but it happens in many industries. Build a great first production run, then after rave reviews cheapen the product to meet a price po...
by Texas_bullet
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Who is the MOST over rated ?
Replies: 214
Views: 34537

Re: Who is the MOST over rated ?

So...I must have an early production Champion rod. What I assumed was the Lamiglass CB rod was glass or glass/carbon hydrid. I'm reading in this thread that Lamiglass originally made all the blanks. I did not mean to stir up controversy. Thanks for all the responses.
by Texas_bullet
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Who is the MOST over rated ?
Replies: 214
Views: 34537

Re: Who is the MOST over rated ?

Guys, I am stunned to read all the knocks on Dobyns rods. I bought an original Champion crankbait rod (has Lamiglas stamped on it), and a Champion Meg Heavy rod. I was OK with them, so when I was offered some "like new" Champion Extreme 703C and 704C for a great price I jumped for them. Recently I h...
by Texas_bullet
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Are we destroying our Gear Sets by pulling out snag?
Replies: 29
Views: 4568

Re: Are we destroying our Gear Sets by pulling out snag?

I will try the "bow and arrow technique" next time. What I do if bank fishing is wrap the line around the reel frame several times, turn my back on the lure and walk off slowly. Something will give, almost always the lure will pop free.