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by toddmc
Tue May 22, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: BE PREPARED
Replies: 9
Views: 463

Re: BE PREPARED

Yes, as you said you sank too much money into that combo, and yes Bon Scott rocks. You have to laugh at all of the money we spend on customization. It will be worth it in the long run. Hopefully that combo will become as legendary as Bonn once you have won a few tournaments and/or caught a few big ...
by toddmc
Tue May 22, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Point Blank PB701MHF vs G Loomis MB844
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Point Blank PB701MHF vs G Loomis MB844

They are two totally different blanks. The PB701MHF has an RDA of 525 and the Loomis 844 around 670. The PB701MHF is closer to the Loomis 843. The PB will have a thicker/stiffer butt section and a little softer mid section making it appear a little slower in action. The PB will load up much smoother...
by toddmc
Mon May 21, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: BE PREPARED
Replies: 9
Views: 463

Re: BE PREPARED

Yes, as you said you sank too much money into that combo, and yes Bon Scott rocks. You have to laugh at all of the money we spend on customization. It will be worth it in the long run. Hopefully that combo will become as legendary as Bonn once you have won a few tournaments and/or caught a few big ...
by toddmc
Mon May 21, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Scrimless NFC
Replies: 14
Views: 285

Re: Scrimless NFC

Those introductory prices are indeed nice. That being said, I'll wait for others to take the 1st plunge. It's all subjective, and while I find that HMs to be really nice blanks, I feel the Point Blank's are on another level. NFC is going to have to wow me in a big way. If I find a blank I want, and...
by toddmc
Mon May 21, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Floro on SV spools v.s. conventional
Replies: 15
Views: 515

Re: Floro on SV spools v.s. conventional

"Ok, I get it now. Yeah sometimes I even load up the old Alphas with a 3/8 dropshot weight and really bomb out there on some sandbar flats. I think with the right line diameter and a 3/4oz Red Eye shad I could hunt deer with my Alphas.[/quote] You may have just invented the next big show on the...
by toddmc
Mon May 21, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Big SoCal bass
Replies: 10
Views: 388

Re: Big SoCal bass

Solid. I can’t tell where it is from that picture! I was at Castaic! I spent a lot of time on Castaic in the previous two decades. I still wouldn't have guessed it because it looks so dry around it. The rock that you can get to from shore on that lake it fun to fish with a crank. The riprap around ...
by toddmc
Mon May 21, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: BE PREPARED
Replies: 9
Views: 463

Re: BE PREPARED

Yes, as you said you sank too much money into that combo, and yes Bon Scott rocks. You have to laugh at all of the money we spend on customization. It will be worth it in the long run. Hopefully that combo will become as legendary as Bonn once you have won a few tournaments and/or caught a few big l...
by toddmc
Sat May 19, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Big SoCal bass
Replies: 10
Views: 388

Re: Big SoCal bass

Solid. I can’t tell where it is from that picture!
by toddmc
Fri May 18, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Color selection simplified
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: Color selection simplified

There are so many techniques that have surfaced over the last two decades that a tournament angler often doesn't have the time and space to fill their boat full of several choices in every lure category. I primarily use the same colors as the OP out of necessity. I have three walk-in closets full of...
by toddmc
Thu May 17, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Floro on SV spools v.s. conventional
Replies: 15
Views: 515

Re: Floro on SV spools v.s. conventional

I have even noticed it makes a pretty big difference to fill even half way with old braid. I always just filled SV spools all the way with fluoro until I recently got a scale and was shocked. A big Zillion TWS spool full of braid weighed like 27 grams, and a G1 1016 weighed like 23 grams full of fl...
by toddmc
Fri May 11, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What do you daiwa guys use to bomb lures?
Replies: 41
Views: 2313

Re: What do you daiwa guys use to bomb lures?

There are so many factors with braid. The suppleness of the material, whether of not it's coated, the weave style, the number of strands, and the diameter all come into play. X8 is in the middle of the pack and X4 is among the last of the bunch for casting distance among the braids that I have trie...
by toddmc
Fri May 11, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What do you daiwa guys use to bomb lures?
Replies: 41
Views: 2313

Re: What do you daiwa guys use to bomb lures?

Best bet if you haven't already... Clean the bearings and use a thinner oil or tungsten disulfide. Go to a lighter braid. 10lb instead of 30 or 40 and use a pr or fg knot to a leader which should get you in the 20 lb break rating and in some cases higher. Also try learning different casting techniq...
by toddmc
Thu May 10, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: T. Namiki's shop/garage
Replies: 6
Views: 591

Re: T. Namiki's shop/garage

The first thing that I think of when I see that video is that it must sure be nice to live in a place where you can get away with having that stuff visible next to a glass door without worrying about it. What a different culture! I wish that the U.S. had less crime like Japan. I live in a wealthy ar...
by toddmc
Wed May 09, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: ZPI Bearings & When to clean?
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: ZPI Bearings & When to clean?

Keeping a service log for your reels will help take out the guesswork once you have determined what service intervals you are comfortable with. I have about 25 reels in rotation. It is too hard for anyone to remember what has been done when with that many reels without keeping a list. Your spool bea...
by toddmc
Wed May 09, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Zillion Type R to Zillion TWS
Replies: 11
Views: 434

Re: Zillion Type R to Zillion TWS

I also have a fleet of said reels along with a few TWS reels. The TWS, along with a lighter spool, will help pitch lighter baits (under 1/2 oz. total weight). The TWS helps decrease friction at the spool's startup, which makes it easier to pitch/cast lighter baits. I think that a lighter spool is a ...

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