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by mark poulson
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Best grease and oil for servicing reels. 2019 edition.
Replies: 14
Views: 470

Re: Best grease and oil for servicing reels. 2019 edition.

Zimbass wrote:The average angler does not worry about the free spin time of their spool bearings, so any oil, 3in1 machine oil especially, will be fine.

For those on TT, the oil is of paramount importance, as it is a test of how well the tech serviced your reel !!

Cheers.

Terry.

Thanks.
by mark poulson
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Best grease and oil for servicing reels. 2019 edition.
Replies: 14
Views: 470

Re: Best grease and oil for servicing reels. 2019 edition.

I have this stupid or weird question that popped out in my mind, but it's kinda realistic though. Are gun oil/lubes like in this review: https://gunnewsdaily.com/reviews/best-gun-cleaning-kits/ can be used in servicing/cleaning reels? I just wanted to be practical. I'm a pro hunter and I love fishi...
by mark poulson
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Is a bent spool shaft repairable?
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Is a bent spool shaft repairable?

Not what I wanted to hear guys! :cry: I don't know if I have the heart to take pliers to it, I might just hang it from my work lamp as a reminder to pay closer attention when I am fussing with spools. I assume I could strip the inductor parts off and make a Magforce-Z Ray's spool, correct? And as a...
by mark poulson
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Is a bent spool shaft repairable?
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Is a bent spool shaft repairable?

I would think it would cost more to try and get it straightened than it would to replace it. Spools are so well balanced that I doubt you'd ever get it truly straight again.
by mark poulson
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Gear ratio: 8 VS 7?
Replies: 11
Views: 356

Re: Gear ratio: 8 VS 7?

Blacktail 8541 wrote:I stay with 7 ratio reels mainly. But have purchase a couple of 8 ratio reels lately. Mostly because of the longer handle that they have come with, and thinking I could just get another set of gears if I don't like there higher speed.

That is a smart idea.
by mark poulson
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What is your prefered reel for jerkbaits
Replies: 21
Views: 525

Re: What is your prefered reel for jerkbaits

If there is anything I have noticed, jerkbait gear seems to be very very different from person to person. Gear ratio? I have used and 7.3:1, 6.2:1 and 6.4:1. I much prefer a slower ratio as I am more concerned with presentation than I am with picking up slack. I use braid as a mainline so too fast ...
by mark poulson
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: 13 Fishing Product Support
Topic: Concept Z lubrication
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: Concept Z lubrication

Matt, Do I need to oil the Z bushings, and, if so, how often? How often should I grease the gears? Thanks in advance, Mark P.S. I hope you are having a nice holiday season. The Z Bearings will break themselves in and after that they should require very little lubrication. I use INOX lubrication on ...
by mark poulson
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Add flash to a hardbait
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: Add flash to a hardbait

Try looking here: http://www.tackleunderground.com/community/topic/35244-hilite-coating/ Looks great man! Those violet hues have always worked well for me in our Wisconsin waters. 8-) It is easy to do. Just keep adding coats, dried in between, until you get the effect you want. I thought about addi...
by mark poulson
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Drag question
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Drag question

What if you install a washer between the A/R collar and the top metal drag washer? I ordered some washers from the Quantum parts site to do that. Thanks. I had to do something similar to get a Zaion star on an SS SV. I got an extra one of those washers with the textured coating on one side and butt...
by mark poulson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: hook set on senko
Replies: 25
Views: 4719

Re: hook set on senko

Try snelling your hooks to see if it help. You won't lose anything, and you may find that you hook more fish, because the hook cams up out of the bait and into the fish's mouth with just the slightest pressure. Does that really help? I don't know if I buy the whole snelling/cam action thing. As soo...
by mark poulson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Drag question
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Drag question

poisonokie wrote:What if you install a washer between the A/R collar and the top metal drag washer?

I ordered some washers from the Quantum parts site to do that. Thanks.
by mark poulson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Drag question
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Drag question

I wouldnt do that. If those carbon washers are together like that, they will usually damage each other very quickly. Thanks. That's what I thought might happen. I found some washers for that reel that should work on the Zebco parts site. They are only $.14 each, so I'll order some and see if they w...
by mark poulson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Drag question
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Drag question

I posted this in the Reels Forum, and then realized that it's probably better posted here. I changed my Quantum Smoke Burner aluminum main gear to brass, and the gear face that the drag washer lays against/engages is a little thinner. I need to find a .5mm washer to take up the distance. Is there a ...
by mark poulson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Drag question
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Drag question

I changed my Quantum Smoke Burner aluminum main gear to brass, and the gear face that the drag washer lays against/engages is a little thinner. I need to find a .5mm washer to take up the distance. Is there a site that offers sst washers for reels? The original drag washer is 1.45mm thick. Can I jus...

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