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by mark poulson
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Black topwaters?
Replies: 39
Views: 8242

Re: Black topwaters?

My dad always taught me to buy either solid white or solid black topwaters. He doesn't fish all the time, but said that is all they used in south Arkansas and did fine. A black popper has been his standard bait since I can ever remember. Neither of us fish topwater much though, but I have had luck ...
by mark poulson
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: More Parabolic Punch Rod
Replies: 35
Views: 2647

Re: More Parabolic Punch Rod

I also use a Abu Garcia Veritas Winch Crankbait Rod 7'11" XH. It is rated 3/4 oz to 2 1/2 oz, and it is light, and cheap. http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Abu_Garcia_Veritas_Winch_Crankbait_Casting_Rods/descpage-WNCV.html Because it is a crankbait rod, it has a moderate action, so it is easy to p...
by mark poulson
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What happen to the Z hype?
Replies: 29
Views: 1392

Re: What happen to the Z hype?

I've been fishing a 7/1 Concept Z reel for two months now. I have it spooled with 65lb braid, and it's on a 7'6" punch rod. It is smooth and quiet, and a pleasure to use. I balanced the rod just at the front of the spool, and it's effortless to pitch/punch. I'm 70, so I don't punch for hours at...
by mark poulson
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Lew's Service
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: Lew's Service

I posted this on another site today... They deserve good words on their customer service. I have to say, out of all the reel companies that I deal with, they always seem to be the easiest and kindest of them all. Maybe its the area of the country they are located in? I know others arent like that. ...
by mark poulson
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Abu Garcia WTF's
Replies: 33
Views: 1945

Re: Abu Garcia WTF's

I fish two Gen 1 Premier baitcasters, that I bought when they were being phased out, for my small and medium cranks, and they are still smooth, after 10+ years.
I tried a Gen 2 STX, and sold it. It was never comfortable in my hands.
by mark poulson
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Quantum reels
Replies: 15
Views: 848

Re: Quantum reels

just started fishing my first Quantum reel a Tour S3, left hand. i upgraded it with spoolspeed bearings and can say this things flies! with weightless texas rigs, on a 13fishing Fate Black 6ft7 rod im chucking a solid 50yards. with a 3/8 football jig head and small trailer im easily out 60+ Im goin...
by mark poulson
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Baits bloating
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: Baits bloating

I wonder if balsa fairs better... It depends on the clear coat that is used. I use a decoupage epoxy to coat wood baits, because it is designed to move with large wood surfaces, like bar tops and tables. Balsa is different animal. It seems to be a much more dimensionally stable hardwood, so it does...
by mark poulson
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Quantum reels
Replies: 15
Views: 848

Re: Quantum reels

Because Quantum is a made is China brand. I don’t mind made in China as long as it’s priced accordingly. I like my Quantums just fine since I only buy them when they go on clearance for half price. Tackletour caters more towards the JDM and enthusiast level crowd. It amazes me to see the amount of ...
by mark poulson
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Alphabrake - New Kind of Braking?
Replies: 44
Views: 2512

Re: Alphabrake - New Kind of Braking?

^^^ Very Cool!! I hope you can get the english web page up. And then make the pre-order forms available!! Thanks for all of your input Patrik. Sure would be nice to throw a 2oz. swimbait and not worry about the wind!! Happy to be of assistance. The English website is now up and running https://sviv...
by mark poulson
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Alphabrake - New Kind of Braking?
Replies: 44
Views: 2512

Re: Alphabrake - New Kind of Braking?

^^^ Very Cool!! I hope you can get the english web page up. And then make the pre-order forms available!! Thanks for all of your input Patrik. Sure would be nice to throw a 2oz. swimbait and not worry about the wind!! Happy to be of assistance. The English website is now up and running https://sviv...
by mark poulson
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Quantum reels
Replies: 15
Views: 848

Quantum reels

Since the Bassmaster Classic was won by someone using Quantum reels again (10 times now), does this change everyone's perception of Quantum reels? I am asking because, although I have used them for many years, I always had some kind of issues. The finish would fail, some plastic part would fail, or ...
by mark poulson
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Kast King reels
Replies: 29
Views: 2159

Re: Kast King reels

Thanks guys.
by mark poulson
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Kast King reels
Replies: 29
Views: 2159

Kast King reels

Somehow I'm getting reviews of the newest Kast King reels on my Facebook page.
Has anyone here tried them?
by mark poulson
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Spool Speed bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Spool Speed bearings

Aside from the three spool bearings, is there any need for super high end bearings in the other bearing locations in a baitcaster?
For example, I love handles with two bearings in each knob, but is there a need for super bearings in them?

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