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by toddmc
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: SV103XS Spool Upgrades but what next
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: SV103XS Spool Upgrades but what next

I have two of the SV103XS and one of the H. I should have bought a few more. All of mine have four handle bearings with SLP Works Super High Grip knobs, and a level wind bearing. The 103 spool is right in the wheelhouse of what an aluminum framed brass gear reel is usually used for. I would go with ...
by toddmc
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Weird incident with reel, but funny.
Replies: 21
Views: 442

Re: Weird incident with reel, but funny.

Yeah, because no one on here has ever had a problem with a Daiwa reels brake system :lol: Nonsense like the piece in the side plate coming loose and can’t get any distance? [-X Both brands can have issues guys. You are right in that nothing is perfect. The various magnetic braking systems on Daiwa ...
by toddmc
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Weird incident with reel, but funny.
Replies: 21
Views: 442

Re: Weird incident with reel, but funny.

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:55 am
Yes, oil on the friction ring will do some weird things to a reel's casting performance. Shimano makes a great product, but this is yet another example of why I prefer mag braking.
x10
You shouldn’t have to deal with such nonsense!
by toddmc
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Building the Ultimate BFS Rod
Replies: 17
Views: 698

Re: Building the Ultimate BFS Rod

Jason Penn wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:00 am
i wish there was some way to get the air beam seats. i'd love to be able to have a few customs built with'em
Yes, they are comfortable. Daiwa really knows how to make a comfortable seat.
by toddmc
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: New techniques
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Re: New techniques

As has been said, you have to spend a lot of time with a technique to get completely comfortable with it. But, you will learn a lot quicker if you fish bodies of water that are conducive to the technique, and those bodies of water have solid fish populations. I grew up using hundreds of golf course...
by toddmc
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: New techniques
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Re: New techniques

As has been said, you have to spend a lot of time with a technique to get completely comfortable with it. But, you will learn a lot quicker if you fish bodies of water that are conducive to the technique, and those bodies of water have solid fish populations. I grew up using hundreds of golf course ...
by toddmc
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Building the Ultimate BFS Rod
Replies: 17
Views: 698

Re: Building the Ultimate BFS Rod

I've gone so minimalist on my custom rods that my builder is upset that he doesn't get to show his talent. :lol: It seems like every rod that I had built that was made to match a reel didn't end up being a long match. My builds over the last three or four years have all been black with a touch of s...
by toddmc
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Building the Ultimate BFS Rod
Replies: 17
Views: 698

Re: Building the Ultimate BFS Rod

I've gone so minimalist on my custom rods that my builder is upset that he doesn't get to show his talent. :lol: It seems like every rod that I had built that was made to match a reel didn't end up being a long match. My builds over the last three or four years have all been black with a touch of si...
by toddmc
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Rats vs Fish Profile
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Re: Rats vs Fish Profile

Rather surprised no feedback so I’ll chime. In short, there is no firm answer. But for me, it’s rodent during rain or overcast and fish during sunup or calm. Otherwise take your pick. But I do believe profile matters so I look to mimic best I understand. Many a day fish cruise shallow in sunlight b...
by toddmc
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: **Say it ain't so**
Replies: 17
Views: 1166

Re: **Say it ain't so**

The DVL record really bugged me because that is my home lake. The picture of the DVL record looks so much smaller than 16+. I never trusted any of Long's lake records because I knew he fished Mission Viejo frequently. All of the regulars there had plenty of fish in the teens. Those fish could easily...
by toddmc
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Stainless Bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: Stainless Bearings

Hedgehog ZR from the Tackle Trap, or direct.
by toddmc
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Making Conquests Lighter
Replies: 32
Views: 2196

Re: Making Conquests Lighter

I've always been miffed as to why these rods aren't built this way in the first place. I'm a full cork rear grip guy, but I like what you did with the spit grip. I've always wondered what the similarly beautiful butt section on my Phenix K2 would look like as a split grip. =D> That Conquest answered...
by toddmc
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Brand new ito
Replies: 15
Views: 1660

Re: Brand new ito

Very nice! That color really has grown on me over the years.
by toddmc
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Tennessee grip question
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: Tennessee grip question

Remove the rings. They are uncomfortable and useless. Use a no-stretch athletic tape under the electrical tape to attach your reel. The no-stretch tape helps keep your reel from moving. The whole point of a Tennessee grip is for it to be comfortable. Sand it down if you don't like the shape. You can...
by toddmc
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Any recommendations lures for crappies from bank?
Replies: 14
Views: 1249

Re: Any recommendations lures for crappies from bank?

Don't underestimate the ability of large crappie to inhale normal "bass" size baits ... I've caught them on full size Mann's Minus 1 crankbaits and 5" flukes. Their mouths are quite capable of opening very wide and they can be aggressive when the feedbag is on. I've gotten most of my better ones af...