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by toddmc
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Let's see that backlash!
Replies: 21
Views: 1400

Re: Let's see that backlash!

triple_illusion wrote:let a noob try casting:
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I don't think that I have ever seen one that bad. That takes talent. :lol: That probably took forever just to cut out.
by toddmc
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braided Line for winter Trout
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Braided Line for winter Trout

I don't ice fish here in SoCal :lol: , but it is also important to match your line to your hook diameter. Many of the light trout hooks don't do well with braid because it is low stretch. I tried braid many years ago for stream fishing int the Eastern Sierras. It was too unforgiving, on small fish e...
by toddmc
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: New flip blank from point blank
Replies: 19
Views: 428

Re: New flip blank from point blank

Todd they do load smoothly but this year alone before I gave it away, my mh731 has lost over 35lbs worth of fish costing me 2 wins. What I found was for me the blank recovered much quicker than what I was wanting. I will say it does have a brunch of power. While swimming a jig this spring I was abl...
by toddmc
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: New flip blank from point blank
Replies: 19
Views: 428

Re: New flip blank from point blank

The one thing I continually hear is how they don’t loose fish on them. This is also a quality of all of the Point Blank rods. They load up so smooth. There is no scrim that makes the rod feel brittle, or that also makes the blank want to unload too quickly. I have lost very few fish on all of the m...
by toddmc
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Z Man Chatterbait Micro trailer?
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Z Man Chatterbait Micro trailer?

As was said, you really need to be careful about the size of the trailer. Even the Keitech 2.8 is a bit much in my opinion. I have caught a lot of fish using the last two inches or so of a 4" ringworm. It works on the 1/8 and 1/4. My kids throw these baits a lot because they are easy to fish on...
by toddmc
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Lets see all them Daiwa's
Replies: 844
Views: 172420

Re: Lets see all them Daiwa's

... TD brothers ... https://i.imgur.com/LuRvzEG.jpg I've still got two Sol 2500's and two Fuego Baitcasters. I wish that I hadn't gotten rid of my two Sol baitcasters. They are all timeless classics. My Sol spinning reels have been beat to death, but are still solid. I would still be regularly fish...
by toddmc
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Best grease and oil for servicing reels. 2019 edition.
Replies: 34
Views: 1885

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

I've learned this the hard way too. I've put carbontex into all my CU200E7's, CH50MGs, CU200Bs, CH100D7s, and maybe a few more I'm forgetting. If you ever fish braid or any heavy line, greased drag washers lead to a slipping drag. I have a tub of Cal's, but I won't put it on my drag washers anymore...
by toddmc
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1342
Views: 256570

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

https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/forum-bucket/monthly_2019_02/large.IMG_2425-2.JPG.ff4effaa7b368015fb13cafa863d72be.JPG My first pea. Caught in the Miami canal system. That's a real big one from a canal system, from what I have seen and read about. I would love to get out there and do the same.
by toddmc
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: hook set on senko
Replies: 28
Views: 5081

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 toddmc
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: Drop Shoting with Hi-Vis
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Drop Shoting with Hi-Vis

It is natural to have concerns, but I can tell you from two decades of dropshotting experience that it makes no difference as long as you have a leader. I would use a black sharpie to color the first few feet of your hi-vis braid if you use a leader less than six feet. The same goes for using a smal...
by toddmc
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Hedgehog vs ZPI
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Hedgehog vs ZPI

A good stainless bearing (Hedgehog) will fix this issue. I don't go with small ceramic balls unless I am trying to fish BFS. I greatly dislike noisy bearings also.
by toddmc
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: G Loomis Build Quality
Replies: 39
Views: 1511

Re: G Loomis Build Quality

I just don't get the hype behind these rods. This is not something new. They have always been built poorly. Why would you pay that kind of money for a rod that only has a good blank? I fish with one of the Shimano headquarters guys on occasion. He is embarrassed by NRX rods because they are so bad. ...
by toddmc
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Td-z build
Replies: 13
Views: 676

Re: Td-z build

BigG wrote:Used to be every day occurrence to see TD Zs on Show and Tell, not so much now. Beautiful TD Z, thanks for the post.

Hopefully they haven't all been seen already! :)
by toddmc
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ultralight casting goals...
Replies: 30
Views: 1122

Re: Ultralight casting goals...

That is an impressive video, but he has fairly open targets with nothing around him most of the time when he is taking his rod back. I cut my teeth trout fishing small overgrown streams in California. I have always dreamed of having a stream as open as that guy has. Most of our fish are under 12 inc...
by toddmc
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: No lord, please, not another version of Jack Hammer
Replies: 12
Views: 724

Re: No lord, please, not another version of Jack Hammer

I look at any vibrating bait, whether it be a Rattletrap style bait, other crankbait, spinnerbait, or a bladed jig as a lure that I can make subtle changes to so the fish feel something different. As many know, following up with a similar bait that has a different vibration can make a big difference...

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