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by mark poulson
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: TackleTour's Best of ICAST Award Winners
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: TackleTour's Best of ICAST Award Winners

Cal,
Covering ICAST looks like a lot of hard work. If you ever need someone to carry your bags, let me know. ;)
by mark poulson
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL sensitive to spool filling?
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Bantam MGL sensitive to spool filling?

Every baitcaster I've ever owned has had it's own unique quirks, but they were all designed to be cast with a full spool. By cutting so much of the line off the reel, you've effectively reduced the amount of line that comes off on each revolution of the spool, so it's coming off more slowly and with...
by mark poulson
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Aluminum pinion and brass Main gear
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: Aluminum pinion and brass Main gear

A used and new part just don't play well together. Go ahead, ask me how I know...... ](*,) I was told by a major brand that it'd work only by changing just the main gear - this was a very long time ago when I was still young and a "believe it" mentality... Well the original pinion remained in this ...
by mark poulson
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Spool Lip Chipping
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: Spool Lip Chipping

Have you tried coating your spool with an automotive clear coat, like KBS Diamond Coat, before you use it?
by mark poulson
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado DC levelwind not moving.
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: Curado DC levelwind not moving.

Proper spacing for the pawl inside the level wind is critical. If there are too many shims the cap will not tighten correctly. Without seeing the reel it's hard to say what is going on. More than likely it is a simple fix. The clicking could be an issue with something that was stuck in the worm sha...
by mark poulson
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado DC levelwind not moving.
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: Curado DC levelwind not moving.

If it's new, take/send it back to where you bought it, and let them fix it. It should be under warranty.
by mark poulson
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: hook hanger
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: hook hanger

Not to sure this is the correct place to post this... I have a tatula 7'7" MR that has the open hook hanger on the left side. For some reason the line keeps on catching on it . What is the best way to take it off without damaging the rod? thanks for any help. john If a hook hanger is in the "wrong"...
by mark poulson
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Casting + Internal Damage
Replies: 27
Views: 1570

Re: Casting + Internal Damage

I've had that happen when I didn't get the teeth in the anti-reverse sleeve lined up with the notches in the main gear.
by mark poulson
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?
Replies: 120
Views: 25337

Re: Reviews out on new 2018 Ryoga?

http://i.imgur.com/0c5cLMuh.jpg?1 I finally took the plunge. I was looking for an excuse to buy a new Ryoga and picking up a SRD this winter was it. Only had it out for a few hours yesterday but am already in love. So smooth and powerful, I was cranking down a BBZ50 Rat like it was a 1.0 Squarebill...
by mark poulson
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Square Bill
Replies: 12
Views: 757

Re: Square Bill

If you file/sand the underside of the bill's leading edge to more of a knife edge it will dive faster and deeper.
by mark poulson
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Another Explosive, if not Diminutive Bait from Missile Baits : The Bomb Shot
Replies: 9
Views: 428

Re: Another Explosive, if not Diminutive Bait from Missile Baits : The Bomb Shot

Smalleyez wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:41 am
Yes, same lines plus braid. No need for steel leaders. Their teeth are sharp, but they don't shear line like pike and muskies. Not a dumb question at all.
Thanks
by mark poulson
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Another Explosive, if not Diminutive Bait from Missile Baits : The Bomb Shot
Replies: 9
Views: 428

Re: Another Explosive, if not Diminutive Bait from Missile Baits : The Bomb Shot

Looks like it will blow-up plenty of upper Mississippi River smallmouth bass (and eyez); my namesake! "eyez" aka walleyes. I absolutely love catching 'eyes on artificials/techniques primarily utilized by bass folks. 8-) Forgive what might be a dumb question, but I've never fished for walleyes (I've...
by mark poulson
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: How often do you all retie your knots?
Replies: 9
Views: 741

Re: How often do you all retie your knots?

I don't have a set "after x amount of fish" or "after x amount of minutes." I just check my line and knot for fraying every so often and re-tie accordingly. I agree. With 17-20 lb fluoro I check the line after each fish for fraying or nicks. With 50 lb braid on spinnerbaits and chatterbaits, after ...
by mark poulson
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Repainting a reel...
Replies: 31
Views: 1634

Re: Repainting a reel...

Fishing4Fun wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:34 pm
Mowe a few more lawns and shovel a few more driveways, and you will have that $700 lump sum in no time :lol:
I'd have to sell one of my kids to get that kind of money! :lol: