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by joeim8
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Backing for braid on spinning reels?
Replies: 7
Views: 3532

Backing for braid on spinning reels?

Hello,

Do you guys recommend using mono backing or electrical tape as a backing when spooling up a spinning reel with braid?

How should I apply the electrical tape if I decide to go this route, and will an arbor knot work when tying braid to the spool directly?

Thanks
by joeim8
Thu May 31, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa FuegoA 2500 Spinning Reel?
Replies: 2
Views: 848

Daiwa FuegoA 2500 Spinning Reel?

Hello, I am having an issue with my one of my older Daiwa Fuego A spinning reels. Every once in a while it will back reel without me flipping the button to allow back reel. Does anyone know what part or parts I need to fix this issue and where to get them from? Thanks guys it’s an older reel but sti...
by joeim8
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Gulp Marinade?
Replies: 0
Views: 820

Gulp Marinade?

Anyone know if gulp marinade has been discontinued, seems like is becoming hard to find?

Thanks
by joeim8
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Soak with warm water?
Replies: 1
Views: 1239

Soak with warm water?

Hi Guys, I have heard of many people soaking freshly lined spinning reel spools in warm water prior to using to help limit twisting. Most articles I have read or videos I have watched are typically dealing with mono line. Does anyone use this trick for FC? What are the pro's and can there be any con...
by joeim8
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Drop Shot Weight Management?
Replies: 10
Views: 2642

Drop Shot Weight Management?

Guys, Whats the best way or product to manage your drop shot weight when not in use? Sometimes I run leaders that extend past the bottom of my grip which makes it tough to manage from flopping around while driving. Iv'e used the velcro and hair bungees and they work well with a shorter leader. I als...
by joeim8
Wed May 17, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Drop Shot Weights?
Replies: 1
Views: 872

Drop Shot Weights?

Guys I have heard to use drop shot sinkers that have most of the swivel exposed or big quality swivels to help reduce line twist. I didn't think the sinker had that much to do with twists but I have heard similar views on this multiple times so just was wondering the reason. Can anyone explain why t...
by joeim8
Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Shimano CI4+
Replies: 1
Views: 1160

New Shimano CI4+

Hello, I purchased a few of the New Shimano Stradic CI4+ Spinning reels and was wondering ,If I set the wind more to the front by using less washers will it actually help with line twist and management when using straight fluro? I typically fish the great lakes for smallmouth so I was thinking about...
by joeim8
Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Tungsten Spinnerbaits
Replies: 10
Views: 3205

Tungsten Spinnerbaits

Hello,

I am looking to purchase some Terminator Custom Tungsten spinnerbaits. Anyone know where I can find some these days?
by joeim8
Fri May 27, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Stradic CI4+?
Replies: 2
Views: 986

Shimano Stradic CI4+?

Hello, I recently purchased a CI4+ and really do not like the handle much. I am used to Daiwa fuegoA handles which I love. However I am pretty much forced to switch from Daiwa spinning reels to shimano simply because Dawia no longer offer any decent middle of the road reels in that $200-$300 range a...
by joeim8
Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:30 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Line Twist?
Replies: 17
Views: 4586

Line Twist?

Anyone have any good tips on how to line a spinning reel with 100% Fluro for reducing line twist? I use 100% fluro when dropshotting as I do not like drop shotting in rough seas with braid. Problem is I only get about 3 trips form each spool which gets expensive. I have tried swivels but its just to...
by joeim8
Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:59 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Duo Spinbait Hooks?
Replies: 5
Views: 1659

Duo Spinbait Hooks?

Anyone know what kind and size of hooks come with the Duo Realis Spinbait 80 & 80 Gfix lures? I am basically trying to figure out if the hooks that come with them are easily available and then if not what hooks would be good replacement without affecting the action of the bait?

Thanks
by joeim8
Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Best Hair Jigs?
Replies: 5
Views: 2132

Re: Best Hair Jigs?

Yeah sorry I should have specified, I am referring to the ledge style hair jigs made with real components. I was actually hoping to get some in the smaller range though like the 4-5" range?
by joeim8
Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Best Hair Jigs?
Replies: 5
Views: 2132

Best Hair Jigs?

Does anyone know where good Hair Jigs (Deer Hair) can be purchased from online? Seems to be mostly synthetic from the major retailers.

Thanks
by joeim8
Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Underwater Camera?
Replies: 0
Views: 860

Underwater Camera?

Anyone using a go pro or aqua vu in conjuction with a HDS touch unit?

I have the video adapter cable and am wondering what cameras work best with this set up.

I typically fish clear but deep water (20-30ft).
by joeim8
Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Hook Sharpener?
Replies: 7
Views: 1951

Hook Sharpener?

Hi all,

Who makes the best hook sharpener? I was looking at a few on tw, I think they were Rapala and EZE-Lap?