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by mark poulson
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cast off surplus tackle
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Cast off surplus tackle

Cal/Zander,
Is there a forum list where I can sign up to receive your surplus tackle? I'm a great kiss ass, if that helps. :lol: :lol: :lol:
by mark poulson
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thank you TT
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Thank you TT

You guys keep on posting content and reviews. I would go crazy without this site to get me through this home quarantine. I am not sick (knock on wood) so I am very fortunate that my quarantine is voluntary. Others are not so lucky, and my heart goes out to all who are suffering, healthwise or jobwi...
by mark poulson
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thank you TT
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Thank you TT

There's got to be a few launch sites still open on the Delta Mark! Get out and fish. I have been hitting golf course lakes most nights, and I'm going to try to fish Havasu or somewhere in Arizona on Friday or Saturday. I fished yesterday. There's noise that all launch ramps will be closed but, so f...
by mark poulson
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thank you TT
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Thank you TT

You guys keep on posting content and reviews. I would go crazy without this site to get me through this home quarantine. I am not sick (knock on wood) so I am very fortunate that my quarantine is voluntary. Others are not so lucky, and my heart goes out to all who are suffering, healthwise or jobwis...
by mark poulson
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: More Bang for the Buck : The Shimano SLX DC Baitcaster Series
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: More Bang for the Buck : The Shimano SLX DC Baitcaster Series

Thanks Zander.
That makes perfect sense.
by mark poulson
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: More Bang for the Buck : The Shimano SLX DC Baitcaster Series
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: More Bang for the Buck : The Shimano SLX DC Baitcaster Series

Cal,
Why do you think this reel only has 5 ball bearings? I know, many years ago, Shimano said their manuf. tolerances were so close that more ball bearings weren't needed, but they now have 11 bearings in their flagship reels, so what has changed?
by mark poulson
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What’s new from 13 fishing?
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: What’s new from 13 fishing?

LowRange wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:49 pm
I'm sure they will have some new brightly colored thing for sale soon enough.
Does color really matter?
Once I pick up a Concept Z and throw my frog, I don't even think about what color it is, and I like how easy it is to figure out which rod has the frog.
by mark poulson
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: EVA handles ... yea or nay ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1755

Re: EVA handles ... yea or nay ?

The EVA grips on the rods I use feel just fine. I really don't notice them when I'm actually fishing with them. Same with cork. I know that either one will perform, so I just worry about finding a rod that will do what I need it to, and trust that the manuf. will put something on it for a grip that ...
by mark poulson
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: EVA handles ... yea or nay ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1755

Re: EVA handles ... yea or nay ?

jdbassman32 wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:41 am
Like them both, just depends on the rod.
Me, too.
by mark poulson
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What rod/reel combo has/will withstand the test of time?
Replies: 12
Views: 887

Re: What rod/reel combo has/will withstand the test of time?

Rod Powell Max 733
Reel Quantum Burner the original 7/1 ratio
This combo is perfect for me for anything 1/4 oz to 3/4 oz.
by mark poulson
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: spool weights
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: spool weights

Durability? I guess they have a fine line between weight savings and warranty issues with muppets putting on 50lb nylon etc so tightly that they will ultimately distort. You get people talking about weird noises on their reels and spools rubbing intermittently. I have some 10 year old reels with 10...
by mark poulson
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: spool weights
Replies: 2
Views: 177

spool weights

Since lighter spools really increase the weight range of the baits a reel can cast, why don't the major manufacturers offer lighter spools on all their new reels?
by mark poulson
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Fishing Line Diameter
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: Fishing Line Diameter

We had gigantic walls of bulk line in the tackle shops that I worked in college. I may have filled millions of yards of bulk line for customers. It's hard to really estimate. You really get a feel for what a line is like when it is running through your hands. I spent a lot of my idle time inventing...
by mark poulson
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Righty Spinning AND Lefty Casting?
Replies: 14
Views: 3273

Re: Righty Spinning AND Lefty Casting?

I am right handed, and throw right handed baitcasters. 10+- years ago, I developed tendonitis in my left elbow, and couldn't work jerkbait with my left arm, so I bought half a dozen left handed baitcasters, and learned to work the rod using my right hand. I was still casting right handed. It took a ...
by mark poulson
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Where do you put your Fuji EZ Keeper
Replies: 23
Views: 1042

Re: Where do you put your Fuji EZ Keeper

In front of the label area of the blank, unless the label is too long. I usually position it on the left side or bottom of the blank. If the blank has a thinner diameter, I'll place it a little closer to the reel. Same here, but always on bottom. It catches the line if I put it to either side. Me, ...