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by reelblues
Fri May 12, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Who does custom reel painting?
Replies: 3
Views: 928

Who does custom reel painting?

I'm not sure what happened to Calfish, I can't find him on the board. He did all my painting in the past. Anyway, who else is painting now that has a good reputation? Preferably someone that can tear down and put the reel back together, a turnkey job.
by reelblues
Mon May 08, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: It's Been Quite A While...
Replies: 15
Views: 3081

Re: It's Been Quite A While...

Redlinerobert wrote:Hey! I remember you. Welcome back. :D

I know the feeling...went away for a little bit and I've been back for a couple years now.


Yea, I had to go raise a daughter for a little bit, a activity slightly more expensive than fishing :crying:
by reelblues
Fri May 05, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Casting v's Spinning for Finesse?
Replies: 24
Views: 2725

Re: Casting v's Spinning for Finesse?

Back in the day, I never could get my Shimano's, including a Conquest 50, to cast really light stuff as well as I wanted, which led me to trying Pixy's and Alpha's. I use a Pixy on a Powell Max 682 for dropshotting and Pixy's and Alpha's R and Sol's for various other light weight baits on various ro...
by reelblues
Fri May 05, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: shrink wrap for Dobyns rods
Replies: 7
Views: 1557

Re: shrink wrap for Dobyns rods

Does this retain the apperance of cork handles similar to the daiwa neopren coated knobs? No, not at all. It comes in colors and is rubber, not anything like clear shrink wrap you use in the kitchen. http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa279/reelblues/CA3F7172-7049-436E-8780-188869B036C9.jpg
by reelblues
Fri May 05, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: It's Been Quite A While...
Replies: 15
Views: 3081

Re: It's Been Quite A While...

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LMAO :laugh1: That's so funny but so true. :crying:
by reelblues
Fri May 05, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Green is my favorite color
Replies: 15
Views: 2240

Re: Green is my favorite color

Green is definitely the color of my envy. Great get!
by reelblues
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: shrink wrap for Dobyns rods
Replies: 7
Views: 1557

Re: shrink wrap for Dobyns rods

Just a follow up in case someone is thinking about trying this like I was. I got the 35 mm and fit it over the handle and put it over my stove top and it shrank right down and fit great. Easiest mod I've ever done. I think the 35 mm would fit just about any bass rod handle.
by reelblues
Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: It's Been Quite A While...
Replies: 15
Views: 3081

Re: It's Been Quite A While...

Should have mentioned the reel was painted and upgraded by ZPI in Japan a long time ago. A few members and I sent TDZ's over to be painted with Personal Order colors. Ian Shields added the Zillion parts. It probably would look better with the cork to match the knobs, but I have decided to finally fi...
by reelblues
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: It's Been Quite A While...
Replies: 15
Views: 3081

It's Been Quite A While...

Brothers, it's been a few years since I last attended a meeting. My name is Reelblues. I'm a tackle addict. I was 5 or 6 years sober, but recently fell off the wagon, which is why I'm back at a meeting. I was doing good, I sold most of my addiction off. Then I hit a bump, a small one. I bought some ...
by reelblues
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: shrink wrap for Dobyns rods
Replies: 7
Views: 1557

Re: shrink wrap for Dobyns rods

Dink Dawg wrote:Accu Cull Grip Saver. I have three rods done with it. It sticks, no slipping, only enlarges the grip slightly and is durable as all get out.


That's the kind of wrap I was talking about. I went ahead and got 35 mm diameter as it should shrink down past 1 1/8 inch.
by reelblues
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: shrink wrap for Dobyns rods
Replies: 7
Views: 1557

shrink wrap for Dobyns rods

I bought some Dobyns and want to put the shrink wrap on the grips. Wondering if anyone has done it and what size did you use? I got a measurement of about 1 inch for the handle on my rods so I was going to go with the 30 millimeter wrap which should just go over the handle but might be close. Any in...
by reelblues
Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Dobyns rod help
Replies: 3
Views: 965

Dobyns rod help

I bought a couple of Dobyns crankbait rods and really like them. I want to try a couple regular rods in their Champion series. I was thinking of getting a 3 power 6'8" or 7' and was wondering if the actions were comparable to the old Powell Max or maybe the Loomis old IMX. I think I have read s...
by reelblues
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Original Powell Max vs Max 3D
Replies: 3
Views: 950

Re: Original Powell Max vs Max 3D

my max is the 703 and my 3D's are the stout types (7'7 and 7'9) flipping and punching rods. I like the blanks on the 3D as well as the Powell Max. The weight of the 3D is maybe 20% more on like models but balance is great. Overall I think the weight/balance ratio better on the 3D then original max....
by reelblues
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Original Powell Max vs Max 3D
Replies: 3
Views: 950

Original Powell Max vs Max 3D

I'm sure this got answered when the 3D came out, but I haven't seen anything. I absolutely love my early Max's and was wanting to know how the new 3D compares to the oringinal Max, especially for the 6'8" MH and 7'2" MH. Thanks!
by reelblues
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: cork sealer question
Replies: 23
Views: 2755

Re: cork sealer question

mark poulson wrote:Thanks for the help to all who answered.


X2. Great info

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