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by slipperybob
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: Short strike worm harness
Replies: 3
Views: 1068

Re: Short strike worm harness

Might depend on fish.

I had did so but back then I found it destroyed the desired action I want with the plastic worm. Consequently I got less strikes and it almost never hooks up either.

So in my endeavor, I gave up on it. It does make sense but the field test yield unproductive results.
by slipperybob
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Will the real 4# please stand up
Replies: 11
Views: 781

Re: Will the real 4# please stand up

Because some of us actually pay attention... :lol: It matters more for ice fishing and the line diameter and strength value comes into play even more so with extremely light lures. When I would be using lures typically more so in the 1/32 or 1/64 oz weight. Drop/sink rate and bite detection of the o...
by slipperybob
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano reel names
Replies: 38
Views: 1214

Re: Shimano reel names

LowRange wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:07 am
Fordvan
Duh! I agree. :lol:
by slipperybob
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Curado 70 mgl K
Replies: 84
Views: 3777

Re: New Curado 70 mgl K

This is gonna make for the best yet ice fishing reel. =D>

Although I have no need for the brake system for ice fishing. :lol:
by slipperybob
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Dry 2020 Metanium Drag Stacks?
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: Dry 2020 Metanium Drag Stacks?

Seems to have been kind of this way for quite some time on many of the Shimano low profiles. If I remember right, even my old Chronarch D was sort of like this.
by slipperybob
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Braid
Replies: 8
Views: 981

Re: Braid

Knotty wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:20 am
How about starting by passing the braid through a couple of the ported holes in the spool to prevent slip? I hate using backing because the backing to braid knot always interferes with casting on shallow spools.
Often times the ported spool has a sharp edge. I've had line cut off doing that.
by slipperybob
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Automotive Observations
Replies: 7
Views: 880

Re: Automotive Observations

Don't know much about cars but I sure do miss that 40+ mpg on that carburetor engine vs the same replace vehicle that went with a fuel injection that gets me about 25 mpg. There was only about 10 or so hp difference in either 4 cylinder engine. The older car had 14" rims compare to the newer one wit...
by slipperybob
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Never thought it would happen to me
Replies: 11
Views: 834

Re: Never thought it would happen to me

I learned my lesson with 4# mono on standard bait casting reels already... :mrgreen:
by slipperybob
Mon May 18, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Topwater Fun
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Re: BFS Topwater Fun

Awesome. The old Heddon Zara Spook puppy was a great 1/8 oz walk the dog. As basic as it was it was effective on panfish and any other fish that will take it.
by slipperybob
Fri May 15, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: accessories for stripping/spooling line
Replies: 8
Views: 810

Re: accessories for stripping/spooling line

You can use any number of items that will spin.

An old kite stringer.
The child trike or bike with just the old wheel rim.
the old spool where you go the line from.

Battery power tools comes cheap and easy now.
by slipperybob
Sat May 09, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Bobber & Jig Tangles
Replies: 12
Views: 1291

Re: Bobber & Jig Tangles

A couple of methods to reduce jig tangles. First I would use more stiff line, as it's less prone to air currents/vortexes that spirals that line and jig. Second I put more of a arc, and much higher lob. This reduces the parallel lines and reduces the chance of line/jig tangle. Third I use a few spli...
by slipperybob
Sat May 09, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Do you guys always use reel covers and rod sleeves?
Replies: 26
Views: 2615

Re: Do you guys always use reel covers and rod sleeves?

Yes, and yes....just helps to prevent tangling and rattling annoyance.
by slipperybob
Sat May 02, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Fireline Ultra 8 line diameter?
Replies: 4
Views: 1221

Re: Fireline Ultra 8 line diameter?

Because the rest of the world used silk thread diameter measurement while the US just uses whatever... :big grin:
by slipperybob
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: How long does braid last
Replies: 21
Views: 1992

Re: How long does braid last

I had the exact same problem with the Stren braid. The last one I used was some 80# braid set up for my catfishing. I had not touched it for like several years and I barely even used it. It was about 10 yrs old or so and when I went to tug on the line, it snapped clean. I also when to fish it and it...
by slipperybob
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Stradic 1000HGFK retrieve speed?
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: Stradic 1000HGFK retrieve speed?

Aren't the spools on the Stradic 1000 Mg versions just a slightly smaller?

I have the MgB and the spool lip is smaller like a mm or two.