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by toddmc
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: How come other manufacturers don’s use as much salt as Yamamoto
Replies: 19
Views: 387

Re: How come other manufacturers don’s use as much salt as Yamamoto

The theory behind salt is that blood is salty. So, fish will hold onto the salted baits longer because they get a similar taste to the real thing. I've bitten the heads off enough Senkos over the years to occasionally think that I am getting a mouthful of blood :shock: . I would think that the silic...
by toddmc
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Double-up? Swimbait Rod for SW Snook, Tarpon, etc.?
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Double-up? Swimbait Rod for SW Snook, Tarpon, etc.?

Many of my swimbait rods get fished in both fresh and salt. I'm in SoCal, so I don't fish for Tarpon or snook, but I have caught tuna, yellowtail, calico bass, halibut, and all kinds of other fish on my swimbait rods. I don't know what kind of taper that people use for tarpon and snook. That is prob...
by toddmc
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: How come other manufacturers don’s use as much salt as Yamamoto
Replies: 19
Views: 387

Re: How come other manufacturers don’s use as much salt as Yamamoto

That’s some info I wanted. I didn’t know Yamamoto had a patented process, that would make sense. How do you know they have a patent and special process, is there an article somewhere? This article implies the patent on the proccess, I can't say for fact http://www.bassdozer.com/articles/yamamoto_ba...
by toddmc
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Seaguar fishing line
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Seaguar fishing line

There is a ton of info on these lines if you use the search window.
by toddmc
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Daiwa Tatula Handle Nut Cover?
Replies: 5
Views: 1508

Re: Daiwa Tatula Handle Nut Cover?

I use a nut, retaining ring and screw from a Ray's DIY handle on my old Tatula Type R. You can get them on Aliexpress pretty cheap and in whatever color you want. The Ray's stuff is good also. They sent me a few free handle nuts and plates when I ordered a spool a few years ago. I don't know if the...
by toddmc
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Daiwa Tatula Handle Nut Cover?
Replies: 5
Views: 1508

Re: Daiwa Tatula Handle Nut Cover?

Any of the standard Daiwa handle nuts will work. They look better than the original also. You will need the small size nut plate to go with the screw that you already have. The Tackle Trap sells what you need. They also sell the original. Even the small nut retainers will need to have the screw hol...
by toddmc
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: hedghog ZR
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: hedghog ZR

The ZR is a great stainless bearing built for casting heavier baits. It is an upgrade from stock, but don't expect to be able to cast to the moon. You should use the ZR to replace your stock bearings when they are worn out. Not having a shield on one side makes them easy to clean. The small SIC ball...
by toddmc
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Daiwa Tatula Handle Nut Cover?
Replies: 5
Views: 1508

Re: Daiwa Tatula Handle Nut Cover?

Any of the standard Daiwa handle nuts will work. They look better than the original also. You will need the small size nut plate to go with the screw that you already have. The Tackle Trap sells what you need. They also sell the original.
by toddmc
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Show us your Sol
Replies: 45
Views: 6235

Re: Show us your Sol

soulfisher wrote:Image

That's a fitting reel for the sunshine state. It looks like a solar flare! :D
by toddmc
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Casting vs. throwing your back out
Replies: 17
Views: 481

Re: Casting vs. throwing your back out

It is very lake dependant. I think fish that hang around docks in crystal clear bodies of water with a lot of pleasure boat traffic acclimate to that environment and don't mind biting around boats and people. I can toss baits at docks 6 feet away and pull bass of all sizes out of it. I've even seen...
by toddmc
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Casting vs. throwing your back out
Replies: 17
Views: 481

Re: Casting vs. throwing your back out

I believe even in clear water you do not have to make long cast. Accuracy plays more of a roll then distance. I fish a lot of clear water here in So Cal and I very seldom make super long cast. The longer the cast the less feel you have with your bait. You must not be fishing the same lakes that I a...
by toddmc
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Casting vs. throwing your back out
Replies: 17
Views: 481

Re: Casting vs. throwing your back out

It all depends on water color and how close the fish are to you. There is no need to heave when you are in colored water and the fish are on isolated targets that you can get close to without spooking the fish. You had better be making the longest cast possible in clear water if you want to catch fi...
by toddmc
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Japan style trout spoons
Replies: 65
Views: 7124

Re: Japan style trout spoons

Houndfish: Well, sadly, I do not have science to support my thoughts. From many years of fishing trout in gin-clear streams, I know that I land a larger proportion of fish that hit my spinners vs spoons (I should be able to get a “significant” P-value on that during a few weeks of fishing next summ...
by toddmc
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: best bass of 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1778

Re: best bass of 2018

Lot's of solid fish this year. I broke a hook twice on two different giants, but I don't think either was much over 10. I still managed several in the 8's, and a couple of limits over 30 lbs. I had the spring bite dialed. The year isn't over yet. The trout stocking in SoCal is under way. I hope to l...
by toddmc
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What are You PUNCHING with?
Replies: 60
Views: 11961

Re: What are You PUNCHING with?

I had a Point Blank PB761HF built this summer that has a SV103XS on it. It's great for half ounce jigs and regular duty flipping and pitching, but it maxes out at 3/4 ounce for punching in my opinion. I feel like I need a little more rod to get a rhythm with the 1-1.5 ounce weights. The 8 foot rods...

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