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by SteveSchmelzle
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Where have all the Full handle Rods Gone
Replies: 49
Views: 7020

Re: Where have all the Full handle Rods Gone

I’ve always wondered why more companies don’t make both split and full grips available. It’s pretty obvious some people prefer one over the other so why keep limiting them to only one option? same reason Shimano won't release all reels in left handed models. manufacturers do their best to shape and...
by SteveSchmelzle
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Hell of a job Shimano Peterborough
Replies: 9
Views: 3402

Re: Hell of a job Shimano Peterborough

thank you for clarifying.
by SteveSchmelzle
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Hell of a job Shimano Peterborough
Replies: 9
Views: 3402

Re: Hell of a job Shimano Peterborough

sorry, so the reason shimano wouldn't service my Stella was because it wasn't serviced every year prior? Chris advised they wouldn't service the real due to not being able to "open it up". His words. I said there wasn't anything mechanically wrong with it...drag and gears are fine. Just needs a lube...
by SteveSchmelzle
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Hell of a job Shimano Peterborough
Replies: 9
Views: 3402

Re: Hell of a job Shimano Peterborough

speaking of my combo Stella Blue, many years ago Bantam you mentioned to me a product I could get to put over the reel seat to close the gap on the reel seat on the NRX XMR. The Stella B doesn't lock completely down on the XMR. I use some green painters tape around the reel seat ... and it works. I ...
by SteveSchmelzle
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Hell of a job Shimano Peterborough
Replies: 9
Views: 3402

Re: Hell of a job Shimano Peterborough

by the way, the Stella "B" i'm referring to is the one I bought of you cndbasshunter. On my 804 NRX XMR it is the best outfit I've ever fished. I call it Stella Blue (after my favourite Grateful Dead song). It truly is a remarkable reel. The shape you sold it to me in 2014 was absolutely incredible....
by SteveSchmelzle
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Hell of a job Shimano Peterborough
Replies: 9
Views: 3402

Hell of a job Shimano Peterborough

Just wanted to give a shout out to Chris who performed a fantastic servicing on my two old Curado E's and a Calais with a broken thumb bar release (I know, not a technical term). The Calais was fixed up and turned up. Works perfectly. But my two E7's are working better than when they were purchased....
by SteveSchmelzle
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1500
Views: 337257

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

my old man cleaning up on some northern bass.

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by SteveSchmelzle
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1500
Views: 337257

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

those from Finland?

I'm first Gen Canadian. Mom was born in Finland.

Would love to Visit my home town and do some fishing....But man, Tourism is tough in the motherland :)
by SteveSchmelzle
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1500
Views: 337257

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

tditox4 wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:44 pm
What lake , Steve?
one of the southern zone 10 lakes :)
by SteveSchmelzle
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1500
Views: 337257

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

some bass from our first trip north of the year. water temps were in the low to mid 60's, but didn't come across any bass left on their reds. https://images2.imgbox.com/94/33/oLPWhhrL_o.jpg https://images2.imgbox.com/65/d2/Dklr5kTT_o.jpg most fish came off slowly worked senko's, but found a magic bl...
by SteveSchmelzle
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1500
Views: 337257

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

I use cheap BPS 7'6" flipping sticks for these beasts....tekota 500 reels and flat lining yozuri crystal minnows and rebel spoonbill minnows. very simple (and effective) setup. Managed over 10 Kings in the boat yesterday flying solo. (dropped a bigger king when I mucked up the netting...netting King...
by SteveSchmelzle
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1500
Views: 337257

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

while I our water up here thaws and starts to warm, the Lake Ontario Salmon are in full swing :)

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by SteveSchmelzle
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1500
Views: 337257

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

spring shallow water trolling for trout.

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first fish of 2019.

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by SteveSchmelzle
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What’s your Finesse spinning rod?
Replies: 97
Views: 15238

Re: What’s your Finesse spinning rod?

was using my 802s NRX for some winter trout casting (casting open water)...just a small #2 mepps spinner...

such a great rod! i forget about it throughout bass season, but man is it light and sensitive.

use a 1000 sized stradic on it. great fun!
by SteveSchmelzle
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Best braid to fluoro connection knot?
Replies: 14
Views: 1678

Re: Best braid to fluoro connection knot?

surgeon knot.

can tie it in the cold. can tie it in the dark.