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by Bronzeye
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Fake G Loomis Conquest?
Replies: 30
Views: 902

Re: Fake G Loomis Conquest?

How does the weight compare?
by Bronzeye
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: What have you lost while fishing?
Replies: 31
Views: 4882

Re: What have you lost while fishing?

Edward78, when I was about the same age, my folks bought me a green metal tackle box with cantilevered trays that opened to each side. I carefully lined the trays with sheet cork to keep lures from rusting or getting dulled by sliding around. I left it at the side of a trout stream at the edge of th...
by Bronzeye
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: '19 Steez ct sv tw
Replies: 51
Views: 2402

Re: '19 Steez ct sv tw

6:3, IPT - 59 cm.... Should I get one, I'll use it for light hardbaits, mostly topwater.... With the smaller-diameter spool, the reel will only crank in 23" of line (59 cm.) per handle turn at full spool in the 6.3 ratio. At the end of a long cast, the retrieve speed will be considerably lower...
by Bronzeye
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Sensitivity - my test of 1 vs 2 piece
Replies: 21
Views: 621

Re: Sensitivity - my test of 1 vs 2 piece

...So please free to express your opinions. Love em. It could be that my experience is an outlier but until I experience an actual counter example, that's the persuasion. At least we know that there is no logical reason why a 2 piece will be more sensitive than a 1 piece - but the reverse is not tr...
by Bronzeye
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Daiwa’s latest LT spinning reels
Replies: 9
Views: 972

Re: Daiwa’s latest LT spinning reels

I agree that these LT reels have ridiculous line capacities. My guess is that Daiwa does this to shave a few tenths of an ounce off the published reel weights; a smaller spool core uses less material. Unfortunately, line does add sigificantly to the reel weight; I measured an increase of .4 oz. addi...
by Bronzeye
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Sensitivity - my test of 1 vs 2 piece
Replies: 21
Views: 621

Re: Sensitivity - my test of 1 vs 2 piece

How did you cut a blank in half and rejoin the two halves without using a spigot?
by Bronzeye
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Daiwa Global Price Increase 1/15/19
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Re: Daiwa Global Price Increase 1/15/19

Well, at least it won't be willingly unwilling.
by Bronzeye
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Bubble fishing for trout
Replies: 21
Views: 971

Re: Bubble fishing for trout

In about an hour on a summer morning, I caught two 10-12" trout casting a dry fly with a clear spinning bubble on a lake. I tried it on streams, too, and caught some, but found it harder to avoid drag on the fly in current with a bubble than with mendable fly line. These efforts were done with ...
by Bronzeye
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Finesse Monofilament/Fluorocarbon
Replies: 16
Views: 4716

Re: Finesse Monofilament/Fluorocarbon

McCoy's is limp, but has less strength for diameter than many other nylon monofilament lines.
by Bronzeye
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Stren Super Braid
Replies: 7
Views: 2519

Re: Stren Super Braid

I have a box. It touts: "Only Stren Super Braid features Advanced Microbond Technology. This exclusive AMT compact construction results in a smooth, round, small diameter braid,,,," There is no mention of what it is made of, so I assume it's Dyneema subjected to some kind of treatment (coa...
by Bronzeye
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Finding a "Light" BFS rod???
Replies: 65
Views: 4357

Re: Finding a "Light" BFS rod???

Houndfish,

Thanks for sharing this interesting data. One would have thought that in giving nonstandard weight designations (1/15, 1/20) for its heads, Z-Man was at least rounding them to the nearest reported unit of weight.
by Bronzeye
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: What does it mean when 'baby' bass pop up all over the water's surface?
Replies: 6
Views: 1420

Re: What does it mean when 'baby' bass pop up all over the water's surface?

I've spent a lot of time on bass water and have never seen little bass do this. Unless later posters say they've seen this, it is probably too rare for an answer to provide strategic value. I doubt that they were leaping to escape a half-hour onslaught of predation, because they readily bit your lur...
by Bronzeye
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 724
Views: 103009

Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

jvelth74 wrote:^^Momo's Honeycomb spool weights 6.6 g with bearing.


And is pricey, but WOW!

Thanks for the info and link.
by Bronzeye
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 724
Views: 103009

Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

I just jumped into this thread and don't see a scale reading for the empty spool weight. What was it?

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