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by mark poulson
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: tsi 321
Replies: 6
Views: 64

Re: tsi 321

I use it on all of my reels along with all of the reels I clean for my fishing club. No problems at all. I apply it once a year on my reels, and lasts the entire time. I do not mix oils. Personally I would pick a oil and stick to it. If you want to try a different oil, remove the first one thorough...
by mark poulson
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New 2020 Shimano Metanium
Replies: 83
Views: 3216

Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Funny how fanboys sound the same in any language.
by mark poulson
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New 2020 Shimano Metanium
Replies: 83
Views: 3216

Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

He’s now a full Shimano/G Loomis Pro So, has he given up the Enigma rods that he helped design? I'm aware that he's used Met reels for a number of years, but he got a bunch of $ to leave Megabass for the start up rod company. I haven't used or kept up with Enigma rods, so just curious... EDIT: foun...
by mark poulson
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Opinions on GLX Warranty Submission
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: Opinions on GLX Warranty Submission

Bantam1 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:02 am
:)
Dude, it's all your fault! Hahaha =D> =D> =D>
by mark poulson
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New 2020 Shimano Metanium
Replies: 83
Views: 3216

Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Will the new brass gears fit into the older Metanium?
by mark poulson
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Rod damage- how to repair
Replies: 11
Views: 256

Re: Rod damage- how to repair

Mark, that's brilliant! I was going to fish it till it broke and make it a 6'7" or 6'8" rod. :) I think I can do that. How bad will that mess up the balance? Right now, for a 7'3" rod, it's amazingly light (1/16 to 1/2oz lures) and awesome. I guess alternatives are few and far between. This is one ...
by mark poulson
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Rod damage- how to repair
Replies: 11
Views: 256

Re: Rod damage- how to repair

Good recommendations so far, but ugh Sounds worse than I thought. The crack is behind the handle. These are all probably beyond my skillz- which means I’ve never done any rod building. 😃 This is prolly my favorite rod- balances perfectly with a 5.5 a 6.5oz reel. Had thought about cutting it down to...
by mark poulson
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Rod damage- how to repair
Replies: 11
Views: 256

Re: Rod damage- how to repair

Older Phenix Rods used a wooden dowel in the butt to extend the blanks that were available at the time to achieve longer rods. It would work to repair a broken butt, especially now that epoxy is available.
by mark poulson
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Quantum Icon PT
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Quantum Icon PT

I had a lot of Quantum reels up to now , starting with old bulky blue Tour, KVD Tour, Exo , Tor MG, Smoke HD, Vapor, Smoke S3 KVD and …Icon …. I am not a fan Quantum, but always liked the easy and unique feel of engaging a Quantum clutch , and always curious what they offer…. Good reels in general ...
by mark poulson
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Quantum Icon PT
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Quantum Icon PT

So I got the Icon PT in the mail yesterday. Took it home and pulled the sideplate off to check out the internals. Brass gears, dual supported pinion gear, brass crankshaft, dual bearing supported crankshaft, and smooth as hell. Im actually pretty impressed with this reel, especially for what I paid...
by mark poulson
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bone Stock Reels
Replies: 21
Views: 1265

Re: Bone Stock Reels

I fish pretty much every reel I buy stock. I do put longer handles with bearings on some of them. I fished my Quantum Burner 7/1 reels stock, but I did change their aluminum drive gear to brass. I bought two Quantum Vapor reels on Ebay for $80+- each. They are already light, at 6.7oz, and have brass...
by mark poulson
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Garage Baits
Topic: Custom Paints
Replies: 37
Views: 5658

Re: Custom Paints

That is a really nice effect. How did you achieve it? Thanks Mark, can’t wait to put some finish on it and get to see that depth. Once the scale mesh is applied, spray multiple coats at an angle from front to back. This builds up paint along the back edge of each scale. Also makes a cool little col...
by mark poulson
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Watercraft
Topic: Big move in the bass boat world.
Replies: 13
Views: 10015

Re: Big move in the bass boat world.

When my current boat's motor takes a dump, I'll be forced to decide whether to repower with a new 4 stroke, or buy a used boat with a 4 stroke. I would never be able to afford $75K for a bass boat, and I don't think I'd spend like that even if I could afford it. I’m with you. Just because I can doe...
by mark poulson
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Watercraft
Topic: Big move in the bass boat world.
Replies: 13
Views: 10015

Re: Big move in the bass boat world.

When my current boat's motor takes a dump, I'll be forced to decide whether to repower with a new 4 stroke, or buy a used boat with a 4 stroke. I would never be able to afford $75K for a bass boat, and I don't think I'd spend like that even if I could afford it.
by mark poulson
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Quantum Icon PT
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Quantum Icon PT

I bought three left handed 7:1 Icon's from TW, when they were on sale a little over a year ago. I use them for my punching/flipping setups, and they have held up well so far. Biggest fish so far on one was 5+, but lots of 3s and 4s, so they did get used. They have a brass main gear, which is what in...