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by toddmc
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: TD-Z Owners Guild
Replies: 284
Views: 75830

Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

New Tat Elite matched my custom R+ R+Tat2.png R+Tat1.png Screen Shot 2019-12-04 at 10.07.51 AM.png Nice! A+ for originality. I had a silver MHX Elite-X blank custom build done recently that might be a good match for that. I don't really care for any of my black reels on a silver blank. My rod has a...
by toddmc
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: TD-Z Owners Guild
Replies: 284
Views: 75830

Re: TD-Z Owners Guild

I think I'm in love... If it fishes half as well as it looks, I'll be happy. Going to use this one for bigger moving baits; spinnerbaits, bladed jigs, manns 1-minus. Will be the first thing I pick up this spring. Got a new 5.0:1 set I could drop in if the 5.7 doesn't do it for me. A couple key upgr...
by toddmc
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Sunline Defier Armilo for cranking?
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Sunline Defier Armilo for cranking?

I've thrown squarebills with the 11 and 13lb. I like it a lot for roll casting to close targets. I went on a shallow water terror this fall throwing small spinnerbaits, cranks, and topwater at the super shallow small shad chasers in the brush. I had one day where I probably made 1500 casts without a...
by toddmc
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Daiwa Sol Upgrades question
Replies: 20
Views: 471

Re: Daiwa Sol Upgrades question

Thanks for the compliments and all the help. Also, thanks to IlliniDawg for the handle hookup! A few slight differences in the two oranges and in the light and dark gunmetal but I think it turned out great! Ready to give it a go with SV spool! Glad you like it. I had been trying to figure out what ...
by toddmc
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Sunline Defier Armilo vs Sufix Advance?
Replies: 18
Views: 2154

Re: Sunline Defier Armilo vs Sufix Advance?

Anyone compare both lines yet? I don't know about Suffix Advance. But I went through a spool of Defier Amilo a few years ago , a waist of 19.00 dollars I tried the 17lb. test , worse line I ever experienced. Stiff , worst as far as casting distance, and a lot of breakage. Some people like it , I ce...
by toddmc
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1506
Views: 346599

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

Are those big trout good eatin, or is that sacrilege? I always see the guys on TV giddy about keeping the small keepers for dinner.
by toddmc
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New 2020 Shimano Metanium
Replies: 87
Views: 4493

Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Shimano finally learned from the aluminum gear debacle! :lol: I would love to know the number of extra gear sets that they had to produce.
by toddmc
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Glass tipped rods?
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: Glass tipped rods?

Glass tipped rods are usually a lot lighter than a full glass rod. I doubt that you are ever going to get a glass tipped rod that is really crisp or sensitive though. They are a lot better than some of the old school full glass rods, but you are asking for a dump truck that corners well.
by toddmc
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Best action for a jig rod
Replies: 15
Views: 1019

Re: Best action for a jig rod

That is what I am using now 7'HF it's a St. Croix Slop & Frog bought it used over the summer it has a nice tip, but I think a MH for me would be better . I want to stick with with a 7' length, max 7' 2". I was looking a a Legend Elite , but no such animal in that length with a moderate fast action,...
by toddmc
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Watercraft
Topic: Looking To Pick Up A Boat
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: Looking To Pick Up A Boat

It is very important to have service records and a printout of how and how long the motor has been run because motor repairs are almost never cheap. Anything can go wrong at anytime, but having a boat's service records helps give a little ease. That boat that you have a picture of is probably too ol...
by toddmc
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Best action for a jig rod
Replies: 15
Views: 1019

Re: Best action for a jig rod

When a jig has heavy weight out in front of the hook point, it makes the jig easier for the fish to throw. I use a more moderate action when making long casts over a place like a long point or a ledge with a casting jig. The fish has a long time to get off in these situations, and a slower action wi...
by toddmc
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Carbontex drag washers
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: Carbontex drag washers

There is a lot of info in this forum if you use the search window. Generally speaking, fishing them dry will be more likely to keep them from slipping on heavy hooksets with bottom contact baits (punch, texas rig). A small amount of grease is fine if you want them to break free a little easier on ho...
by toddmc
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Point Blank rods?
Replies: 11
Views: 614

Re: Point Blank rods?

Picking out the components and doing it yourself is half the fun. I really need to finish my last 3 rods... Agreed. Hiring a builder is like paying someone to f*** your girl 😅😂 I have a point blank sitting here waiting patiently for my mini lathe setup to be finished so I can start making trim part...
by toddmc
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: New chatterblade
Replies: 2
Views: 580

Re: New chatterblade

I surprised that you posted on TT after Westernbass.com exposed you. The snap is on backwards and you cant sell them because of the Chatterbait patent. If you want to show off your skirt tying skills, you should post on the garage baits forum. ](*,)
by toddmc
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Bearings?????
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: Bearings?????

If you don't mind the rough feel and loud noise from them, then you will be ok. Personally, I wouldn't put them in any reel, much less my own. Bearings are definitely one of the items that you get what you pay for. No sugar coating here! :lol: I was thinking the same thing, but I practiced a little...