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by JDLaman
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1299
Views: 215105

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Very nice Jeff!
by JDLaman
Sun May 13, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod for Bantam (MH)
Replies: 22
Views: 1802

Re: Rod for Bantam (MH)

Based on your applications, I'd be looking at the 7'MH or 7'H. I use a 7'MH and the 6'9"M. I use these for very specific inshore applications. I've caught Redfish in the 25-35lb. class range on the 7'MH and it handled them no problem. I'm not dealing with any real cover or depth where I'm using...
by JDLaman
Fri May 11, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod for Bantam (MH)
Replies: 22
Views: 1802

Re: Rod for Bantam (MH)

Check out Hammer Rods. I own many high end rods (Customs built on NFC HM blanks, Megabass, GLX and NRX) and my Hammer rods hold their own in my rotation.

Talk to Gary at The Tackle Trap, and he will help you out.
by JDLaman
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Chronarch 50E or Curado K?
Replies: 18
Views: 2312

Re: Chronarch 50E or Curado K?

I used to own a slew of Curado/Chronarch 51s, Core 51s and 09 Aldebarans. All great reels for the time, but in my opinion those reels have all been surpassed by the 15 Aldebaran, Curado 70 and the Curado 200k. I'm on the water at least twice a week every week throughout the year and have put in a lo...
by JDLaman
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Have you ever broke the plastic gearing of the worm gear?
Replies: 17
Views: 1604

Re: Have you ever broke the plastic gearing of the worm gear?

The only reel I have ever broken the plastic idle gear (part 2154) on was a Shimano Core 51MG7. Had a mid slot sized Redfish on and noticed line was bunching up to one side. Heard some terrible crunching noise and had to do some tricky hand-lining to bring it to the boat. BTW, that reel has a metal ...
by JDLaman
Thu May 25, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: North Fork Composites BFS rod
Replies: 6
Views: 1051

Re: North Fork Composites BFS rod

Here is some data I've accumulated over the years from Matt Davis: NFC MB661 IM, Power 202g RDA 62 NFC MB662 HM, Power 227g RDA 62 NFC MB663 HM, Power 263g RDA 62 St. Croix 5S66MLF, Power 258g RDA 70 I own and fish all but the MB661. As you can see from the numbers, there is a slight bump in power i...
by JDLaman
Wed May 24, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: North Fork Composites BFS rod
Replies: 6
Views: 1051

Re: North Fork Composites BFS rod

Hogsticker is giving you some great advice. I own several customs built on NFC HM blanks and have extensive time on the MB662 HM. It's ratings are off in my opinion. I fish bottom contact, low resistance, baits up to 3/8 ounce total weight and fish topwaters to 1/2 ounce on that rod. I have landed s...
by JDLaman
Thu May 11, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Zillon SV TW; Cannot get it reassembled correctly
Replies: 20
Views: 1758

Re: Zillon SV TW; Cannot get it reassembled correctly

Sounds like the roller clutch bearing in the side plate is in backwards. Pop it out, flip it over and reinstall it. You should be good to go then.
by JDLaman
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Boat shoes
Replies: 23
Views: 3085

Re: Boat shoes

Keen Newports.
by JDLaman
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: No Shimano, No Daiwa
Replies: 63
Views: 6107

Re: No Shimano, No Daiwa

Cane pole. :lol:
by JDLaman
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1299
Views: 215105

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Jeff, Great pics! Those are some Gator Trout.
by JDLaman
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Aldebaran BFS for saltwater redfish?
Replies: 10
Views: 1464

Re: Aldebaran BFS for saltwater redfish?

Like JB I use 15 Aldebarans and still have a few 09 Aldebaran/Cores in the rotation for Redfish. They are both excellent reels and if properly maintained have no problem in the saltwater. I also agree with Jeff that a long cast with the BFS could get you into serious trouble with a Red. If you are f...
by JDLaman
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Durability of Winn Grips
Replies: 15
Views: 2250

Re: Durability of Winn Grips

Good to hear from you Matt. Hope you and your family are doing well! I like Winn grips but don't think I would include one in the build specs on one of your customs because I feel it would detract from the overall aesthetic and my applications for the rod. I own 5 customs built by Matt and they are ...
by JDLaman
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Durability of Winn Grips
Replies: 15
Views: 2250

Re: Durability of Winn Grips

Here is a picture of a Winn Grip on my 7' MH Hammer Rod. I have owned this rod for a year and have fished it hard throughout the year. I have caught 100s of Redfish on this rod and the grip looks to be holding up great to me.
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by JDLaman
Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:14 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Kidney stones!
Replies: 31
Views: 4208

Re: Kidney stones!

Prayers to you buddy. Hope you are feeling better real soon. I had my first stone at age 16 and 8 more over the next 34 years. Some I passed on my own and others required a stent and multiple lithotripsy treatments. Kidney stones are the most intense pain I have ever felt. Morphine is your only frie...

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