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by mark poulson
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: How fast is too fast?
Replies: 58
Views: 2038

Re: How fast is too fast?

Braking system is their Inifni Brake System which means it has both centrifugal and magnetic brakes.. Doesn't take much to convert to IVCB braking. :big grin: New spool, new sideplate. Nope, About $12 bucks in parts and some tinkering!! I've done many............ Man, you make it sound easy, but I ...
by mark poulson
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Quantum 3.0 vs 4.0 braking
Replies: 0
Views: 62

Quantum 3.0 vs 4.0 braking

What is the difference between Quantum baitcast reels 3.0 and 4.0 braking systems?
by mark poulson
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: gear machining
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: gear machining

Yes. The feed and speed will be different. Aluminum is softer then brass. Plus brass is abrasive. Your cutting tools will break down faster with brass. Thanks. I thought the aluminum used for baitcaster main gears was harder than the brass used in main gears, and that way why brass gears seem so mu...
by mark poulson
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: gear machining
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: gear machining

Yes. The feed and speed will be different. Aluminum is softer then brass. Plus brass is abrasive. Your cutting tools will break down faster with brass. Thanks. I thought the aluminum used for baitcaster main gears was harder than the brass used in main gears, and that way why brass gears seem so mu...
by mark poulson
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: gear machining
Replies: 5
Views: 221

gear machining

Can the same equipment and setups be used for manufacturing brass gears as is used to manuf. alum. gears?
by mark poulson
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reels with ball bearings
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Reels with ball bearings

Why is a bearing directly over the anti reverse bearing, just beneath the drag star clicker, not more common? It seems to me that there's a lot of uneven pressure put on the handle shaft when you're winching a fish in and only holding one knob.
by mark poulson
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reels with ball bearings
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Reels with ball bearings

This is not a attack post. It is prompted by Zander's preview of the SLX baitcaster. I am wondering why Shimano doesn't put more bearings in most of their reels? For years I have read where they have said their tolerances are so close that they don't need more bearings, but their top of the line ree...
by mark poulson
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Exclusive First Look at the New Shimano SLX Series Reels and Rods
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Exclusive First Look at the New Shimano SLX Series Reels and Rods

What is the bearing count on the new reels?
by mark poulson
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Bearings have me Perplexed
Replies: 18
Views: 585

Re: Bearings have me Perplexed

Careful, some bearings come with a polymer cage and naptha will destroy them. Ask me how I know.... :doh: What do you use to clean them? I use electronic contact cleaner, which available at most hardware stores. it's a little on the expensive side, but it's a great solvent. It is safe for most plas...
by mark poulson
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Bearings have me Perplexed
Replies: 18
Views: 585

Re: Bearings have me Perplexed

hoohoorjoo wrote:Careful, some bearings come with a polymer cage and naptha will destroy them. Ask me how I know.... :doh:

What do you use to clean them?
by mark poulson
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: How fast is too fast?
Replies: 58
Views: 2038

Re: How fast is too fast?

I was using my zillion sv tws 9.1 last week to flip jigs for largemouths on leech lake. I ended up hooking several eater pike in the 26-30 inch class daily and never felt like i was having a torque issue, this was also fighting the fish in reeds and millfoil. You're a better man than I, Charlie Bro...
by mark poulson
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Low profiile baitcasters with a Baitclicker/feeder
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Low profiile baitcasters with a Baitclicker/feeder

Take a look at the Quantum EXO 200. It is small enough to palm comfortably, comes in 5.3/1 or 7/1 gear ratios, and holds 175yds of 14lb mono, yet it weighs 6.8oz.
by mark poulson
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: How fast is too fast?
Replies: 58
Views: 2038

Re: How fast is too fast?

The 8 and up ratios are great for fishing slow fast. This is casting a bottom contact bait to a spot and reeling it in quickly shortly after it has hit bottom. You aren't using the reel to work the bait for very long. The higher speed allows you to bring your bait in quicker and to make a lot more ...
by mark poulson
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Compile-X baitcaster
Replies: 11
Views: 757

Re: Compile-X baitcaster

4g63power wrote:Steez strike force is an awesome rod for texas rig, bottom contact. My only problem is that foregrip locking nut needs to be clamped down really tightly on steez reels.


Try wrapping the feet of the reel seat with some electrical tape.
by mark poulson
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: (SLP TATULA "Click" works?) Is it possible to install clicking spool tensioner on SV103?
Replies: 32
Views: 2338

Re: (SLP TATULA "Click" works?) Is it possible to install clicking spool tensioner on SV103?

Any swept drag star that has the threaded hole in it. Yes, you can, it’s built off the og zillion and shares a lot of the same parts. Just depends on what specific parts you’re talking about. Dress up parts but mainly spools. Thanks! SV103 uses a 34mm spool and the og zillion uses a 36mm spool. You...

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