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by mark poulson
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?
Replies: 119
Views: 24229

Re: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?

http://i.imgur.com/0c5cLMuh.jpg?1 I finally took the plunge. I was looking for an excuse to buy a new Ryoga and picking up a SRD this winter was it. Only had it out for a few hours yesterday but am already in love. So smooth and powerful, I was cranking down a BBZ50 Rat like it was a 1.0 Squarebill...
by mark poulson
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Square Bill
Replies: 11
Views: 456

Re: Square Bill

If you file/sand the underside of the bill's leading edge to more of a knife edge it will dive faster and deeper.
by mark poulson
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Another Explosive, if not Diminutive Bait from Missile Baits : The Bomb Shot
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: Another Explosive, if not Diminutive Bait from Missile Baits : The Bomb Shot

Smalleyez wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:41 am
Yes, same lines plus braid. No need for steel leaders. Their teeth are sharp, but they don't shear line like pike and muskies. Not a dumb question at all.
Thanks
by mark poulson
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Another Explosive, if not Diminutive Bait from Missile Baits : The Bomb Shot
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: Another Explosive, if not Diminutive Bait from Missile Baits : The Bomb Shot

Looks like it will blow-up plenty of upper Mississippi River smallmouth bass (and eyez); my namesake! "eyez" aka walleyes. I absolutely love catching 'eyes on artificials/techniques primarily utilized by bass folks. 8-) Forgive what might be a dumb question, but I've never fished for walleyes (I've...
by mark poulson
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: How often do you all retie your knots?
Replies: 9
Views: 620

Re: How often do you all retie your knots?

I don't have a set "after x amount of fish" or "after x amount of minutes." I just check my line and knot for fraying every so often and re-tie accordingly. I agree. With 17-20 lb fluoro I check the line after each fish for fraying or nicks. With 50 lb braid on spinnerbaits and chatterbaits, after ...
by mark poulson
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Repainting a reel...
Replies: 25
Views: 973

Re: Repainting a reel...

Fishing4Fun wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:34 pm
Mowe a few more lawns and shovel a few more driveways, and you will have that $700 lump sum in no time :lol:
I'd have to sell one of my kids to get that kind of money! :lol:
by mark poulson
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: What Knot?
Replies: 31
Views: 10433

Re: What Knot?

Edward78 wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:20 am
I use the Alberto Knot always because I can tie it and I’m to old to learn another
Me, too, but I learned it as the double Albright. My knot at the bait will fail before my braid to
fluoro knot.
by mark poulson
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Supertuning/Modifying your reels...
Replies: 14
Views: 570

Re: Supertuning/Modifying your reels...

The biggest benefit of knob bearings to me is eliminating play. I notice almost no difference other than that. Same thing with levelwind bearings. I couldn't tell the difference between a reel with and one without those. Still, if you're going to supertune a reel you might as well go all the way. M...
by mark poulson
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Supertuning/Modifying your reels...
Replies: 14
Views: 570

Re: Supertuning/Modifying your reels...

Cal wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:51 am
I superttune my reels by buying another, more expensive one :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by mark poulson
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Small bearing greaser
Replies: 15
Views: 530

Re: Small bearing greaser

Forgive an uneducated question, but would a heavier oil, like unit oil for example, work, and be easier to apply than grease?
by mark poulson
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Lew's Tournament Pro - icast
Replies: 15
Views: 1454

Re: Lew's Tournament Pro - icast

He is saying that the bearing under the cc cap supports the end of the pinion gear (instead of the spool shaft as in past reels). Before, the pinion was actually held in place by the shaft. Now the bearing supports the pinion and the shaft floats in the pinion without touching the inside of it. Thi...
by mark poulson
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Lew's Tournament Pro - icast
Replies: 15
Views: 1454

Re: Lew's Tournament Pro - icast

I'd still like to see a schematic and see if they went with a true style dual support or however they did it. Looking at the schematic , I'm not seeing it. I might be missing something ? https://www.lews.com/themes/lews_theme/assets/media/manuals/casting/TP1BI-LINGUALMANUAL.pdf The second pinion be...
by mark poulson
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Lew's Tournament Pro - icast
Replies: 15
Views: 1454

Re: Lew's Tournament Pro - icast

I'd still like to see a schematic and see if they went with a true style dual support or however they did it. Looking at the schematic , I'm not seeing it. I might be missing something ? https://www.lews.com/themes/lews_theme/assets/media/manuals/casting/TP1BI-LINGUALMANUAL.pdf The second pinion be...
by mark poulson
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Another Masterpiece from Roman Made : South
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Re: Another Masterpiece from Roman Made : South

Cal,
Since it's a two piece bait, does it swim with the same S shape as two piece glide baits?