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by toddmc
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Show off your OG Zillion
Replies: 21
Views: 594

Re: Show off your OG Zillion

This is “The Sleeper”. It started out as my first OG 6.3 Zillion when they were introduced. It has four handle bearings, a level wind bearing, RCS handle, Carbontex, Slp Super High Grip knobs, a Type-R star, and ZR spool bearings, like all of my dozen or so in this platform. I also took off the ano...
by toddmc
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Show off your OG Zillion
Replies: 21
Views: 594

Re: Show off your OG Zillion

This is “The Sleeper”. It started out as my first OG 6.3 Zillion when they were introduced. It has four handle bearings, a level wind bearing, RCS handle, Carbontex, Slp Super High Grip knobs, a Type-R star, and ZR spool bearings, like all of my dozen or so in this platform. I also took off the ano...
by toddmc
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Show off your OG Zillion
Replies: 21
Views: 594

Re: Show off your OG Zillion

This is “The Sleeper”. It started out as my first OG 6.3 Zillion when they were introduced. It has four handle bearings, a level wind bearing, RCS handle, Carbontex, Slp Super High Grip knobs, a Type-R star, and ZR spool bearings, like all of my dozen or so in this platform. I also took off the anod...
by toddmc
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My Take On Modern Vintage Casting Setup
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: My Take On Modern Vintage Casting Setup

That setup looks like it should be attached to Hank Parker! :lol: I wish that I would have kept a few of my pistol grip Lightning Rods from back in the day. I thought that I was hot stuff with those blank through the grip models with 100% graphite. Those were cutting edge.
by toddmc
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: BuzzBaitS with FloRo
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: BuzzBaitS with FloRo

Fluoro is great for buzzbaits. It is more forgiving than braid. It doesn't sink when you are winding it.
by toddmc
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thank you TT
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: Thank you TT

There's got to be a few launch sites still open on the Delta Mark! Get out and fish. I have been hitting golf course lakes most nights, and I'm going to try to fish Havasu or somewhere in Arizona on Friday or Saturday.
by toddmc
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Bass Fishing Bycatches
Replies: 32
Views: 5378

Re: Bass Fishing Bycatches

I spent a 3-4 years targeting channel cats. I fish for everything that swims and they’re fun to catch. I’d pre-catch live bait and good sized mud minnows were always the ticket. Super aggressive feeders. I’ll get one all too rarely on a moving bait bass fishing also. Wish I could more regularly tar...
by toddmc
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Bass Fishing Bycatches
Replies: 32
Views: 5378

Re: Bass Fishing Bycatches

Nice fish. I've caught lots of cats over the years while bass fishing with plastic worms, cranks and spinnerbaits. I caught a channel cat on a 4” power worm one cast after I’d caught a largemouth bass off a dock. My second channel cat was caught when I was fishing an EG One’s Bug popper. Channel ca...
by toddmc
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Bass Fishing Bycatches
Replies: 32
Views: 5378

Re: Bass Fishing Bycatches

I catch one or two of these most years around this time; sometimes a treble hook faul catch. But, this year, I've caught an absolute rash of these and they're hitting my baits. Maybe it's because I'm one of the last people on the planet to finally jump on the vibrating jig bandwagon. This year I've...
by toddmc
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My 2020 rod/reel arsenal - High end Shimano/Loomis
Replies: 34
Views: 2097

Re: My 2020 rod/reel arsenal - High end Shimano/Loomis

You had better get some of those rods and reels put together, and go out and catch something, or else we will think that you don't fish! :D I'm down with the clean garage. That's a must.
by toddmc
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Fishing Line Diameter
Replies: 17
Views: 723

Re: Fishing Line Diameter

We had gigantic walls of bulk line in the tackle shops that I worked in college. I may have filled millions of yards of bulk line for customers. It's hard to really estimate. You really get a feel for what a line is like when it is running through your hands. I spent a lot of my idle time inventing ...
by toddmc
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Fishing Line Diameter
Replies: 17
Views: 723

Re: Fishing Line Diameter

I do pay attention to line diameter, but it's just a starting point. You have to develop confidence through success with any line. I have to spend a bit of time with any line to learn its strengths and weaknesses. A database would be nice to have, but there are several other line qualities that have...
by toddmc
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Old Reliable ...
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Old Reliable ...

There is absolutely no reason to shelf that reel. It will still cast the heavier stuff as well as most reels. Those reels palm fine. My OG Zillion fleet still throws the heavier stuff that I fish as well as the newer reels. I don't see myself replacing them anytime soon. Yes, I have newer reels with...
by toddmc
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Lets see all them Daiwa's
Replies: 1102
Views: 266555

Re: Lets see all them Daiwa's

MountainMan 83 wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:48 am
toddmc wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:38 pm
A for originality. LSU or Lakers fan?
Vikings!
Fishing4Fun wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:57 pm
That is what I am talking about! 8-)
Yeah buddy!
Funny. I was thinking Vikings as one more team after my post. Vikings Hall of Famer Ed White is a family member.
by toddmc
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Where do you put your Fuji EZ Keeper
Replies: 23
Views: 1092

Re: Where do you put your Fuji EZ Keeper

in the garbage and get a prox zip tie A man who knows what’s up. 8-) So funny because I was thinking the exact same thing when I saw this thread a while back. Hook keepers in front of the reel always find a way to snag your line, or get in the way. I put a zip tie on my full rear grip about halfway...