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by mark poulson
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Disturbing discovery - Poison Adrena 7'4" Heavy
Replies: 10
Views: 1216

Re: Disturbing discovery - Poison Adrena 7'4" Heavy

It sounds like it's just the clear coat on the blank that's the problem, not anything structural.
Once I pick up a rod to make a cast, I never look at it again until I lay it back down, so it wouldn't be a problem for me.
by mark poulson
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod Balancing.... Correct me if I am wrong...
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: Rod Balancing.... Correct me if I am wrong...

http://www.mudhole.com/The-Balancer-Removable-Butt-Cap Just thought I would throw this in. These work. Just add lead, and tape to rod butt after you slip them on: https://www.acehardware.com/departments/home-and-decor/indoor-furniture/protective-furniture-pads/51239 They come in 1", 1 1/8"...
by mark poulson
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod Balancing.... Correct me if I am wrong...
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: Rod Balancing.... Correct me if I am wrong...

Doh!!! Thanks for the link. I make loops using 1/4" lead wire that just fit inside the chair leg caps, and that works really well for me. I tried round lead sinkers, but they were too much trouble to fine tune. My buddy still uses the round lead sinkers, and uses quarters to fine tune his rod b...
by mark poulson
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod Balancing.... Correct me if I am wrong...
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: Rod Balancing.... Correct me if I am wrong...

Yes, the closer the fulcrum point to the reel, the better-balanced the combo will feel. BPS used to sell a butt cap with lead weights called "The Balancer". Those were used with my first efforts of balancing rods. Im pretty sure that just the cap with no weights will balance that NRX righ...
by mark poulson
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod Balancing.... Correct me if I am wrong...
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: Rod Balancing.... Correct me if I am wrong...

I balance all my rods so the balance point is close the mid point of the reel, or just a tad in front of that point, but not much. Having a balanced setup lets me fish all day without fatigue. I didn't think about it when I was young, but now, at 70, I can still flip and punch all day with a balance...
by mark poulson
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hook Files
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Hook Files

by mark poulson
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: 13 Fishing Product Support
Topic: Dialing in your Concept Z
Replies: 11
Views: 1048

Re: Dialing in your Concept Z

I've been using my Concept Z since February on my lighter flipping/punching setup, on a 7'11" Abu Veritas extra heavy cranking stick, with 65lb braid. I like the more moderate bend to keep fish pegged without ripping out the hook, and it only cost me $79. Did I mention I was cheap? I've caught ...
by mark poulson
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: How fast is too fast?
Replies: 58
Views: 2779

Re: How fast is too fast?

Braking system is their Inifni Brake System which means it has both centrifugal and magnetic brakes.. Doesn't take much to convert to IVCB braking. :big grin: New spool, new sideplate. Nope, About $12 bucks in parts and some tinkering!! I've done many............ Man, you make it sound easy, but I ...
by mark poulson
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Quantum 3.0 vs 4.0 braking
Replies: 0
Views: 599

Quantum 3.0 vs 4.0 braking

What is the difference between Quantum baitcast reels 3.0 and 4.0 braking systems?
by mark poulson
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: gear machining
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: gear machining

Yes. The feed and speed will be different. Aluminum is softer then brass. Plus brass is abrasive. Your cutting tools will break down faster with brass. Thanks. I thought the aluminum used for baitcaster main gears was harder than the brass used in main gears, and that way why brass gears seem so mu...
by mark poulson
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: gear machining
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: gear machining

Yes. The feed and speed will be different. Aluminum is softer then brass. Plus brass is abrasive. Your cutting tools will break down faster with brass. Thanks. I thought the aluminum used for baitcaster main gears was harder than the brass used in main gears, and that way why brass gears seem so mu...
by mark poulson
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: gear machining
Replies: 5
Views: 318

gear machining

Can the same equipment and setups be used for manufacturing brass gears as is used to manuf. alum. gears?
by mark poulson
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reels with ball bearings
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: Reels with ball bearings

Why is a bearing directly over the anti reverse bearing, just beneath the drag star clicker, not more common? It seems to me that there's a lot of uneven pressure put on the handle shaft when you're winching a fish in and only holding one knob.
by mark poulson
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reels with ball bearings
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Reels with ball bearings

This is not a attack post. It is prompted by Zander's preview of the SLX baitcaster. I am wondering why Shimano doesn't put more bearings in most of their reels? For years I have read where they have said their tolerances are so close that they don't need more bearings, but their top of the line ree...
by mark poulson
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Exclusive First Look at the New Shimano SLX Series Reels and Rods
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Exclusive First Look at the New Shimano SLX Series Reels and Rods

What is the bearing count on the new reels?

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