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by Thor
Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Fighting Star Mechanism
Replies: 8
Views: 1285

Re: Shimano Fighting Star Mechanism

Given the patent is 21 years old and the chinese have never seen a patent that couldn't be violated, why not have some company bring this feature back in a series of reels for a rock bottom price of say, $20.00? Should be an easy project to dovetail in with your bulletproof aluminum jon boat.
by Thor
Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Top 3 bearings
Replies: 76
Views: 12703

Re: Top 3 bearings

Forgive me if I have a problem believing something just because THAT website says it's true. You say you've been doing this for awhile and you have a problem with marketing hype but you, obviously, have sucked this down. If you can't see that this is the same, nothing anyone will say is going to hel...
by Thor
Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Top 3 bearings
Replies: 76
Views: 12703

Re: Top 3 bearings

I am well aware that Boca Bearings is not a manufacturer but no where on your link of a past discussion did anyone admit to asking the question and directing it at the source, Boca Bearing. I am sure others have put one and one together and come up with the same speculation and it is just that, unti...
by Thor
Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:05 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Top 3 bearings
Replies: 76
Views: 12703

Re: Top 3 bearings

"The Chinese would not stay in business long if their products did not measure up to international industrial standards. And they must be doing something right if just about every bearing company in the world is buying from them." You made a huge assumption here. Much of the world could no...
by Thor
Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Top 3 bearings
Replies: 76
Views: 12703

Re: Top 3 bearings

Well, let me be the first to give a dissenting opinion. If you believe that products made in China, especially a commodity product, like bearings, are better, please buy them and keep their economy moving. However, to believe they are the equivalent to ABEC standards, I will not comment because it w...
by Thor
Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Livre handle review???
Replies: 3
Views: 805

Re: Livre handle review???

Great handles. One of the best places for manufacturers to cut costs are with the handles. Easy to reduce bearings, use cheap knobs and show zero style in casting the handles. Livre handles are light and strong since they are machined from billet material. High end knobs with bearings. Try the C/BF ...
by Thor
Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Show off your BFS Casting Reels
Replies: 469
Views: 107400

Re: Show off your BFS Casting Reels

I'm a little confused. Your Morrum struggled with light baits until you tricked it out with Avail parts. Now, it works better with light baits. I add some Avail parts to an Aldebaran and it performs better but it's pointless to discuss the results? Sorry, I will need to get a TT member from Canada t...
by Thor
Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Show off your BFS Casting Reels
Replies: 469
Views: 107400

Re: Show off your BFS Casting Reels

The magnets in the Avail system do take some serious tweaking, depending on your baits and casting style. Even when you determine how many, you can play with polarity combinations and position along the circumference of the magnet holder. My casting is almost always small baits and to get the distan...
by Thor
Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Show off your BFS Casting Reels
Replies: 469
Views: 107400

Re: Show off your BFS Casting Reels

It's interesting to hear comments like these regarding the Aldebaran. I have been using one now for a couple of years and 1/16 oz baits are a piece of cake. Specifically, F5 Rapalas are great baits for smallmouth and spring can bring some wind that can create problems but the Aldebaran performs beau...
by Thor
Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: seaguar tatsu
Replies: 12
Views: 2611

Re: seaguar tatsu

Agree with all your points. One other factor might be the size of the line your application calls for. The great majority of my fishing is finesse or ultralight, so 4 pound test lines are perfect. I never miss a chance to try a new line, if it looks like it has characteristics that fit my style. Thi...
by Thor
Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: seaguar tatsu
Replies: 12
Views: 2611

Re: seaguar tatsu

Thanks for the link but that series of tests is from 2007 and Tatsu was not part of the testing. Wow, this place has a simple search engine? I will need to remember that the next time someone else asks for umpteenth time about bearing sizes or best lube. This link does have some numbers for Tatsu bu...
by Thor
Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: seaguar tatsu
Replies: 12
Views: 2611

Re: seaguar tatsu

Yes, stretch can be measured, with proper equipment and testing procedures, not someone pulling on a little fish or a snag. If we assume you are correct and Shooter had the least stretch, the question is then, what was the difference and was it significant. I am confident that line being the commodi...
by Thor
Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:13 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: seaguar tatsu
Replies: 12
Views: 2611

Re: seaguar tatsu

All fluorocarbons stretch, it's the nature of the beast. To what degree is a purely subjective observation with no basis in fact. My opinion is Tatsu exhibits as little stretch as any of the current high end choices.
by Thor
Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: using braid backing when spooling up your reel
Replies: 5
Views: 1237

Re: using braid backing when spooling up your reel

Using an arbor to reduce the amount of line needed to fill a spool is decades old.

That it actually adds distance to a cast would have more to do with the weight of the underlying braid as compared to the weight of a like volume of mono or fluorocarbon.
by Thor
Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:25 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Maybe a TT worth show and tell pic.
Replies: 26
Views: 4166

Re: Maybe a TT worth show and tell pic.

I know you're kidding. Anyone, I do mean anyone, can catch fish where you live.

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