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by mark poulson
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: chronarch MG 50
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: chronarch MG 50

Bantam1 wrote:They will hold up, but we are very limited on parts for these reels. Gears have been discontinued for several years now. Keep that in mind.

Thanks for the reply.
I'll keep them for my fluoro setups, and open water.
by mark poulson
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: chronarch MG 50
Replies: 3
Views: 70

chronarch MG 50

I have several old Chronarch MG 50 baitcasters. They are some of my favorite reels.
I have a two part question.
Will they hold up if I fish them with heavier line, like braid, and, if not, is there something I can do to upgrade them so that they will hold up?
by mark poulson
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: 13 Fishing Product Support
Topic: Concept Z anti-reverse bushing?
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: Concept Z anti-reverse bushing?

So still it is technically a no BALL bearing reel. I figured it always had the standard style AR bearing, unless it had a very precise dog tooth system, but that would still offer slight back play. Handled another one of these reels not long ago, felt pretty smooth and tighter tolerances than I ori...
by mark poulson
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 690
Views: 81790

Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

Yes, line of course blocks holes. But there’s so thin layer of thin line. And at least in case of my spool form of holes are clearly visible despite of line. Form of stack of line is not perfect round – the form of honeycomb is still visible. And I don’t have examined with care airflow inside spool...
by mark poulson
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 690
Views: 81790

Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

It is not so much the quality of the bearing but more because the bearing is loose on the shaft and slides from side to side. I am not sure that is the reason though. I checked all my Zillion spools (Original spool of SV Zillion and HLC Zillion) and Ray’s Finesse spool. Bearing slides from side to ...
by mark poulson
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: 4 Techs, 3 Countries of Origin, 2 Price Points, One Goal - TT's 2018 Low Profile Baitcaster Shootout (part 1)
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: 4 Techs, 3 Countries of Origin, 2 Price Points, One Goal - TT's 2018 Low Profile Baitcaster Shootout (part 1)

"On the centrifugal side, Shimano is seen as the leader, and their latest SVS Infiniti system has literally brought the manufacturer back from the brink of despair after the whole "E" incident ." Eh? What was "the whole 'E' incident"? The Curado E5 was a TT Editor's Ch...
by mark poulson
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: 13 Fishing Product Support
Topic: Concept Z anti-reverse bushing?
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: Concept Z anti-reverse bushing?

I do not want to tear my Concept Z reel down if I don't have to, so I am asking here first. Does the Concept Z have an anti-reverse bushing instead of a bearing? Mark, The Concept Z uses the same needle bearing anti-reverse we use in the Concept A and C. Matt 13 Fishing Thanks Matt. I sprained my b...
by mark poulson
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: 13 Fishing Product Support
Topic: Concept Z anti-reverse bushing?
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Concept Z anti-reverse bushing?

I do not want to tear my Concept Z reel down if I don't have to, so I am asking here first.
Does the Concept Z have an anti-reverse bushing instead of a bearing?
by mark poulson
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: crank bait trebles
Replies: 9
Views: 762

Re: crank bait trebles

Thanks! I usually lose them shortly after hook set. I use 10lb. mono. I just recently received a couple of cb glass rods in the mail (st. croix & dobyns) so I haven't had a chance to try them out yet. Hopefully that's the problem. I was using a med. action graphite rod. I have found that the re...
by mark poulson
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: 13 Fishing Product Support
Topic: Dialing in your Concept Z
Replies: 12
Views: 1735

Re: Dialing in your Concept Z

Update: I switched my Concept Z/65lb braid reel onto a frog rod that I used to throw whopper ploppers, and it is amazing! I have my favorite original Smoke Burner on another identical setup, and found the Z outcast the Smoke throwing the same 1 1/4 oz homemade whopper plopper with the same rod. The ...
by mark poulson
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Crankbait question
Replies: 27
Views: 6486

Re: Crankbait question

Just to share about the crank bait thingy... It works awesome every single time when the giant snakehead is in finicky/spooky mode. Rapala DT10/14/20, Megabass 300, OSP Dr Blitz Max work very well here. 40lb braided line with 40lb fluoro carbon as a leader (more or less about 4 foot long) Zillion S...
by mark poulson
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: Z man Jack Hammer
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: Z man Jack Hammer

Are they worth the extra funds? I'm sure the question has been asked. Apologies if it has My friend has both the original, and the Jack Hammer. The real difference I could see was a heavier snap, and different paint job. I like the heavier snap. I put LPO Duo-Lock 40lb snaps on my bladed jigs. http...
by mark poulson
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: crank bait trebles
Replies: 9
Views: 762

Re: crank bait trebles

I only use Mustad EWG triple grip short shank trebles now. They keep fish pegged, stay sharp, are strong, and allow me to upsize my hooks without them tangling each other and fouling. Something about the angle of the hook point, pointing more toward the split ring, seems to provide a more direct pul...

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