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by Bronzeye
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Hardbaits vs Plastics ...
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Hardbaits vs Plastics ...

I would prefer to catch the fish that I pursue on UL tackle on single-hook hard baits (among which I include a marabou jig) simply because of the speed of unhooking one fish and casting for another. But I've found soft-bodied baits so much more effective for smaller warm-water species that I usually...
by Bronzeye
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Curado K....5 gear ratio?
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Curado K....5 gear ratio?

I still own a 1977 Quick Champion 700B baitcaster that, with just a 4.7:1 ratio, retrieves 2" more per handle turn than my Curado 200E5. The key is its larger-diameter spool. I don't use it any more, for a number of reasons. Does anyone know of a modern cranking reel with a ratio of 5.4:1 or be...
by Bronzeye
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: 4 Techs, 3 Countries of Origin, 2 Price Points, One Goal - TT's 2018 Low Profile Baitcaster Shootout (part 1)
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: 4 Techs, 3 Countries of Origin, 2 Price Points, One Goal - TT's 2018 Low Profile Baitcaster Shootout (part 1)

"On the centrifugal side, Shimano is seen as the leader, and their latest SVS Infiniti system has literally brought the manufacturer back from the brink of despair after the whole "E" incident ." Eh? What was "the whole 'E' incident"? The Curado E5 was a TT Editor's Cho...
by Bronzeye
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: What have you lost while fishing?
Replies: 15
Views: 1003

Re: What have you lost while fishing?

A transom mount Minn Kota 3HP motor worth, if I remember right, $400+. I had just installed a lock to prevent its theft; unfortunately, that required backing off one of the clamp knobs part of one turn to fit the lock bar slot. While fishing, I forgot the Minn Kota was down when I took off with the ...
by Bronzeye
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa spinning spool old/new size comparisons
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: Daiwa spinning spool old/new size comparisons

Thanks! Here is a link to the "sizing chart": https://daiwafishing.com.au/light-tough/
by Bronzeye
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa spinning spool old/new size comparisons
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Daiwa spinning spool old/new size comparisons

I haven't been able to relocate a chart I saw earlier this year that shows the shift in Daiwa spool sizes. (Example: what used to be their 2500 size spinning spool is now a 3000 size, and the 2500 is smaller.)

Would someone please provide a link?
by Bronzeye
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Berkley x9 20 lbs ABS, FG, and PR Knot Test
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: Berkley x9 20 lbs ABS, FG, and PR Knot Test

Thank you! Interesting.
by Bronzeye
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: My UL Spybait Challenge
Replies: 23
Views: 902

Re: My UL Spybait Challenge

I suspect that the willingness and skills to "do it yourself" are dwindling in the population. It's inspiring to see this level of work!
by Bronzeye
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: My first Daiwa Tatula LT 1000 New - defective?
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: My first Daiwa Tatula LT 1000 New - defective?

I hope that those who have the Tatula LT in the 1000 size will add their thoughts, but as the owner of a Tatula LT in the 3000 size, I'll give my reaction. I don't recall my reel arriving with a tightened-down drag; I would have been concerned about drag washer compression if it had. It sounds to me...
by Bronzeye
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Maxima Braid Ultragreen 20 lbs ABS and FG knot test
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Re: Maxima Braid Ultragreen 20 lbs ABS and FG knot test

Thanks for these replies, which answer the questions I posed in the last paragraph of my post and provide interesting additional information. You had not previously indicated in this thread that you were taking into consideration diameters actually measured by someone else, rather than just calculat...
by Bronzeye
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Maxima Braid Ultragreen 20 lbs ABS and FG knot test
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Re: Maxima Braid Ultragreen 20 lbs ABS and FG knot test

Aquaholic, To calculate the diameter of a braided line from a mass-per-foot measurement, it seems to me that one would have to know the density of the line as braided (hard to figure, with a microscopic hills-and-valleys surface texture created by braid bundles), whether the cross-section is a perfe...
by Bronzeye
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Watercraft
Topic: Aluminum v. Fiberglass
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: Aluminum v. Fiberglass

I got to talk with the owner of the PT20 briefly and he said he has had fiberglass boats and would rather have one, but he also was the only dry one on the lake that day out of 70 boats. I'm not looking to buy right now just curious about the pros and cons to these larger aluminum bass rigs that ri...
by Bronzeye
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Edge Rods
Replies: 20
Views: 1693

Re: Edge Rods

My experience with the Kickstarter fiasco--extreme delays, no communication, substitution of cheap guides for those promised--killed any interest I had in future purchases from them. Looks like the delays and lack of communication remain problems.
by Bronzeye
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Please compare Fieder Tatula Elite 7'6" spin vs LEMLF 7'
Replies: 0
Views: 510

Please compare Fieder Tatula Elite 7'6" spin vs LEMLF 7'

The St. Croix ES70MLF seems to have about the same action and power as the TAEL761MLMFS-AGS. If you have fished both, I'd appreciate your comparison as to the rods' sensitivity, balance, handle comfort, and anything else you deem a significant difference between the two.

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