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by mark poulson
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Replacing a reel seat
Replies: 14
Views: 483

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: 14
Views: 483

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: 565

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: 2435

Re: Sasuteki weight

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



This?

viewtopic.php?f=51&t=59468&p=474335&hilit=skip#p474335

That's a clever idea! Thanks for sharing.
by mark poulson
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Quantum Vapor with brass main gear
Replies: 12
Views: 1320

Re: Quantum Vapor with brass main gear

I recieved my Quantum Vapors today and I have a really good first impression. The reel looks good and spool weight is low (13gr including brake unit and bearing) - I will use the reel for some inshore fishing in the coming weekend and hope that the good impression lasts. Thanks for the report. Let ...
by mark poulson
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Fenwick Increases an Already Good Value in Their HMG
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Fenwick Increases an Already Good Value in Their HMG

Cal wrote:
mark poulson wrote:Cal,
Since their med. heavy fishes more like a heavy, would their med. fish more like a med. heavy?


That would be my natural assumption...

Yeah, I thought that, too. But you know what they say about assuming things...Hahaha
by mark poulson
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Fenwick Increases an Already Good Value in Their HMG
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Fenwick Increases an Already Good Value in Their HMG

Cal,
Since their med. heavy fishes more like a heavy, would their med. fish more like a med. heavy?
by mark poulson
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Balancing pre-existing rods
Replies: 9
Views: 458

Re: Balancing pre-existing rods

I like the rubber chair tips you can get at Walmart or most hardware stores. They are cheap, come in multiple sizes and colors, and aren't permanent. Stick a couple coins in them until you find the right balance. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Waxman-Consumer-Group-4440455-3-4-Black-Rubber-Chair-Tips-4...
by mark poulson
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Quantum Vapor with brass main gear
Replies: 12
Views: 1320

Re: Quantum Vapor with brass main gear

Opened up my Vapor this morning to see something. Most sites saying the main gear is brass, some saying aluminum. Its aluminum. On a good note, the pinion is dual bearing supported. Well, that is disappointing. I had hoped it was brass, so I had a lighter weight alternative reel. The main gear on t...
by mark poulson
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: ultralight casting rod guide placement
Replies: 19
Views: 736

Re: ultralight casting rod guide placement

"And it matters which side the wrap is on. Gotta keep the wrap on the reel's handle side! Pure physics dictates this is the best choice for good reasons to than can easily be seen by measuring line flow angles of the 2 choices and then going with the best of those choices." Plus it keeps t...
by mark poulson
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Quantum Vapor with brass main gear
Replies: 12
Views: 1320

Re: Quantum Vapor with brass main gear

LgMouthGambler wrote:I just recently purchased one off ebay. Should be here this week, and Im planning on giving it some use this weekend. From all that Ive read about them, they seem to be a good deal, especially at $75.

Please let us know how it performs for you. At $75, I'd buy them all day.
by mark poulson
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Quantum Vapor with brass main gear
Replies: 12
Views: 1320

Re: Quantum Vapor with brass main gear

Mark, did you try the Vapor? I am considering it for light inshore / brackish water duties as I dislike bringing my best reels to the salt and the Vapor sounds/looks good. No, I didn't try one. I wound up buying (3) left handed Quantum Icon reels for punching for $60 each, nib, in the 7:1 gear rati...
by mark poulson
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: New Antares MGL
Replies: 26
Views: 1774

Re: New Antares MGL

Bantam1 wrote:The bearing under the cast control knob is only for the X-Ship on the new Antares model. There is now a bearing on the spool instead of the cast control knob.

Thanks.
by mark poulson
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: New Antares MGL
Replies: 26
Views: 1774

Re: New Antares MGL

Bantam1 wrote:The Antares/Calais models always had a high bearing count. Most of our newer models have 5+ bearings due to X-Ship.

Thanks. Does the bearing under the spool tension cap do the same thing as the X ship bearing on the handle side of the pinion gear?
by mark poulson
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Garage Baits
Topic: Megabass Vision 110 broken bill fix
Replies: 3
Views: 653

Re: Megabass Vision 110 broken bill fix

Clever idea, well done.

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