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by mark poulson
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: 13 Fishing Product Support
Topic: Defy and Fate crankbait blanks?
Replies: 0
Views: 58

Defy and Fate crankbait blanks?

Matt,
What is the difference between the Defy and the Fate crankbait blanks?
by mark poulson
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: 13 Fishing Product Support
Topic: 13 Fishing Defy Black Crankbait Casting Rod 7'4"
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Re: 13 Fishing Defy Black Crankbait Casting Rod 7'4"

13Fishing wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:44 am
The Rod Series was launched at 2020 Icast Online, and will be available in January.

I think the 7'9" crankbait rod was the only one that shipped earlier

Matt
13 Fishing
Thanks.
by mark poulson
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: 13 Fishing Product Support
Topic: concept z problem
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: concept z problem

I didn't see the "its brand new" comment if that is the case I still think the issue is with that pinion gear moving inside the bearing...could have been damaged in assembly?? We will cover it under warranty for you for sure. Matt 13 Fishing Just to be clear, it only happens every fourth or fifth c...
by mark poulson
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: 13 Fishing Product Support
Topic: concept z problem
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: concept z problem

Sounds like the clutch yoke springs have weakened. Try stretching those out a little. That seems to do the trick a majority of the time when I encounter this problem. Weakened because of trying to overcome friction in the clutch assembly doubtful - however over time it's a good possibility that the...
by mark poulson
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: 13 Fishing Product Support
Topic: concept z problem
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: concept z problem

Matt, I have eight concept Z reels. One of them, that I just put on a frog rod, doesn't go back into gear when I turn the handle sometimes. The thumb bar seems to rise up a little and not engage, unless I hold it down hard until the end of the cast. And, even then, it sometimes doesn't re engage th...
by mark poulson
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: 13 Fishing Product Support
Topic: concept z problem
Replies: 7
Views: 159

concept z problem

Matt, I have eight concept Z reels. One of them, that I just put on a frog rod, doesn't go back into gear when I turn the handle sometimes. The thumb bar seems to rise up a little and not engage, unless I hold it down hard until the end of the cast. And, even then, it sometimes doesn't re engage the...
by mark poulson
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: MGL
Replies: 24
Views: 1152

Re: MGL

The Antares spool is 13.2g, Metanium is 14.1g. Not entirely sure about the earlier generations. That’s with the bearing. Here’s a list I grabbed off youtube without the bearing for easier comparison. Curado 70 non mgl is 15.54g, I think that’s the biggest drop in weight. Metanium for example stayed...
by mark poulson
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: MGL
Replies: 24
Views: 1152

Re: MGL

Thanks. How much lighter are those than the none-MGL spools?
by mark poulson
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: MGL
Replies: 24
Views: 1152

Re: MGL

i noticed a huge difference between the 13 Metanium (which was an excellent reel) and the 2020 Metanium. Like, not even close in terms of casting performance. I have an SLX MGL, Bantam, and the new Metanium. Doesn't seem to be as big of a jump in casting performance between the MGL spools, though t...
by mark poulson
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: It's True: ElaZtech does indeed melt...
Replies: 23
Views: 1297

Re: It's True: ElaZtech does indeed melt...

I keep mine between my butt cheeks where it's outta the sun and the temp is consistently 98.6. Although, i could be in trouble if I'm.running a fever. On top of all that, there's a bonus scent that drives fishies crazy. Sounds like the recipe for how stink bait was made :lol: I'm pretty sure Berkle...
by mark poulson
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: MGL
Replies: 24
Views: 1152

Re: MGL

i noticed a huge difference between the 13 Metanium (which was an excellent reel) and the 2020 Metanium. Like, not even close in terms of casting performance. I have an SLX MGL, Bantam, and the new Metanium. Doesn't seem to be as big of a jump in casting performance between the MGL spools, though t...
by mark poulson
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reel waterproofing & you.
Replies: 16
Views: 588

Re: Reel waterproofing & you.

Slazmo wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:13 am
slipperybob wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:45 am
It's amazing what a little teflon will do. \:D/
But in comparison to today's hyper-lubricants it doesn't hold a candle to it...
Can you give me an example of a hyper-lubricant that would work on the gears of a baitcaster?
by mark poulson
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: It's True: ElaZtech does indeed melt...
Replies: 23
Views: 1297

Re: It's True: ElaZtech does indeed melt...

I keep mine between my butt cheeks where it's outta the sun and the temp is consistently 98.6. Although, i could be in trouble if I'm.running a fever. On top of all that, there's a bonus scent that drives fishies crazy. Sounds like the recipe for how stink bait was made :lol: I'm pretty sure Berkle...
by mark poulson
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reel waterproofing & you.
Replies: 16
Views: 588

Re: Reel waterproofing & you.

slipperybob wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:52 am
rando wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:26 pm
slipperybob wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:59 pm
They could Teflon coat my reels and that's about how much water proofing I'll need.
No coating would survive on gears.
PTFE grease... :mrgreen:
Will that grease work on a baitcaster's main and pinion gears, and would it last?
by mark poulson
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: MGL
Replies: 24
Views: 1152

Re: MGL

I've found, in my own fishing, that spool weight, and how close to the spool shaft that weight is concentrated, is what really affects how light a bait I can throw, provided I'm using a rod that will load with that light bait.