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by mark poulson
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Can't remove screws on Bass or Die knobs
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Can't remove screws on Bass or Die knobs

I have the same problem with the screws on Quantum baitcaster knobs.
by mark poulson
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: rewrapping older rods with smaller/lighter guides?
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: rewrapping older rods with smaller/lighter guides?

I have had some of the older g.loomis rods re wrapped with smaller guides and was thrilled with the results. I never realized the effect a heavier guide has on a blank compared to a lighter guide. I went with semi micro guides and in some cases went with "lesser" grade guides and would do it all th...
by mark poulson
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Are we destroying our Gear Sets by pulling out snag?
Replies: 29
Views: 909

Re: Are we destroying our Gear Sets by pulling out snag?

I've been trying to follow this one... In all my years of fishing I never ruined any gears pulling a snag loose, but I do it in a way that does not cause damage to my baitcast reels and rods. A spinning reel is different because of design. Too heavy of line on a reel can bend the main shaft if yank...
by mark poulson
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: The Power in IKE, Abu Garcia & Mike Iaconelli's MIKEC76-6
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: The Power in IKE, Abu Garcia & Mike Iaconelli's MIKEC76-6

Tavery5 wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:48 pm
Are they designed to make 2-pound fish feel like 5-pound fish? :roll:
Hahaha You can do that yourself. Just back the drag way off.
by mark poulson
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Are we destroying our Gear Sets by pulling out snag?
Replies: 29
Views: 909

Re: Are we destroying our Gear Sets by pulling out snag?

Pulling too hard with a lot of fluorocarbon out (10-20 yards) can really weaken it, especially on lighter lines. When I first started fishing I used 7lb FC Sniper on a few spinning reels and used to pull till it snapped on snags. I started finding the line weaker and weaker then realized I was dama...
by mark poulson
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Are we destroying our Gear Sets by pulling out snag?
Replies: 29
Views: 909

Re: Are we destroying our Gear Sets by pulling out snag?

Pulling too hard with a lot of fluorocarbon out (10-20 yards) can really weaken it, especially on lighter lines. When I first started fishing I used 7lb FC Sniper on a few spinning reels and used to pull till it snapped on snags. I started finding the line weaker and weaker then realized I was dama...
by mark poulson
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Are we destroying our Gear Sets by pulling out snag?
Replies: 29
Views: 909

Re: Are we destroying our Gear Sets by pulling out snag?

The only things I worry about when pulling a lure out of a snag are burying the braid into the spool or breaking the rod. I typically wear gloves when I fish, so I wrap the braid around my palm a couple of times and pull, with the rod pointed straight at the snag, to get the lure to strip up a tule ...
by mark poulson
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Chronarch MGL clicking sound
Replies: 13
Views: 218

Re: Chronarch MGL clicking sound

I did not take the worm shaft apart. It was a simple clean and grease job for the gears. You're right that it isn't the x-ship bearing. I swapped the handle sideplate of the other chronarch i own onto the problem reel and the clicking persisted. I then proceeded to try to swap out the pinion gear, ...
by mark poulson
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Chronarch MGL clicking sound
Replies: 13
Views: 218

Re: Chronarch MGL clicking sound

Slazmo wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:02 am
Always mark your gears and reinstall at the same point.
I have never done that, and haven't had any problems.
by mark poulson
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New reel dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 510

Re: New reel dilemma

Choose one with brass gears.
by mark poulson
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?
Replies: 46
Views: 10868

Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

I still use my cheap Cabela's fly tying vise that I bought 20+ years ago.
by mark poulson
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Replacing a reel seat
Replies: 17
Views: 941

Re: Replacing a reel seat

I would use the fiberglass mesh self-adhesive drywall tape. It works excellent, holds itself in place better and is porous. The epoxy gets all around it and still leaves plenty of blank surface area to bond to, as well. Not to mention, its not adversely affected by water like masking tape is. Thanks.
by mark poulson
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Replacing a reel seat
Replies: 17
Views: 941

Re: Replacing a reel seat

Thanks guys! I did some research and I contacted mudhole for some advice. I got the handle off and am now deciding on a reel seat. If anyone has a suggestion please feel free to reply. The Fuji VSS seat is a very comfortable seat, especially if you trim the threads to where there are none exposed w...
by mark poulson
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Drilling an Avail 16ALD15 Spool
Replies: 16
Views: 714

Re: Drilling an Avail 16ALD15 Spool

I would map out all the holes on a piece of paper with their center point for drilling (like a drilling template) like mentioned above. See attached Pic below. Then carefully tape (or glue spray adhesive) the template around your spool. Next center punch all of your holes centers on your template t...
by mark poulson
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Garage Baits
Topic: Sasuteki weight
Replies: 8
Views: 2528

Re: Sasuteki weight

Johnny A wrote:
Kravetz wrote:Just wonder if anyone has come up with a homemade weight to sasuteki rig yet.

This?

http://www.tackletour.net/viewtopic.php ... ip#p474335
That's a clever idea! Thanks for sharing.