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by Gabriel
Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Front Vs Rear Drag On Spinning Reels ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4497

Re: Front Vs Rear Drag On Spinning Reels ?

I bought some $20-30 rear drag spinning reels in the early 1980s that had perfectly adequate drags for warm-water species in freshwater. I used them for decades and caught thousands of fish with them. The consensus has always been that front-drag reels have better drags. The cost of that is that ha...
by Gabriel
Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: ITO Stunt Double
Replies: 24
Views: 3413

Re: ITO Stunt Double

I would just have to fish them both :big grin:
by Gabriel
Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Reel: Suggestions To Purchase From. And On Braid ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1178

Re: Shimano Reel: Suggestions To Purchase From. And On Brai

Just because Amazon doesn't seel it directly you shouldn't over look it.http://www.amazon.com/Shimano-Stradic-ST4000FJ-Ball-Bearing/dp/B005H0MQ3M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1364664058&sr=8-1&keywords=stradic+fj They use line capacity for the model, kind of weird. A 2500 is an 8/140 with 6:0/1 gearing. J...
by Gabriel
Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Braided Line And Non-Rotating Roller At Bail ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1229

Re: From OP: Re: Braided Line And Non-Rotating Roller At Bai

Robert11 wrote:Hi,

Thanks for help.

Hard to remember how old, but probably around 5 yrs, or so.

It's a Shimano Stradic Aero 1000.

Regards,
Bob
That roller should spin freely. Take the line roller apart, clean and lube it and it should work fine.
by Gabriel
Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Front Vs Rear Drag On Spinning Reels ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4497

Re: Front Vs Rear Drag On Spinning Reels ?

All of the above and the drags tend to not be as durable as well.
by Gabriel
Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Sr. Citizen Question Re New Spinning Reel ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1627

Re: Sr. Citizen Question Re New Spinning Reel ?

Hi, a. X-Ship Technology b.Slow Oscillation c. SR Concept d. Propulsion Line Management System e. Varispeed II Oscillation Bob A. X-Ship. It is basically a gearing refinement. Instead of the pinion gear being supported on one side, it is supported on both sides. By adding more support the pinion ge...
by Gabriel
Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Where are the shimanos?
Replies: 1417
Views: 348613

Re: Where are the shimanos?

fishingandfords wrote: Please the easy choice is the nut and retainer off a core 50mg7
I forgot about that one. :doh:
by Gabriel
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Where are the shimanos?
Replies: 1417
Views: 348613

Re: Where are the shimanos?

fishingandfords wrote:Scorpion with a blacked out semperfi handle would be sick. I hate the chrome plastic retainer with a passion
The black one off of the shimano Caius looks like a nice replacement.
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by Gabriel
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Sr. Citizen Question Re New Spinning Reel ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1627

Re: Sr. Citizen Question Re New Spinning Reel ?

You are basically looking for a Shimano with a propulsion spool. A 7ft rod with power selected by the lure your casting. Berkely Nanofil or power pro super slick 8 depending on what you like. If you want a new reel I think a last generation Symetre or the current gen would do fine. $99 retail. The S...
by Gabriel
Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My Greatest Creation.
Replies: 21
Views: 2667

Re: My Greatest Creation.

Thanks again guys. I hope the next one turns out as well as this one.
by Gabriel
Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: 2 BIRDS WITH 1 STONE!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 2616

Re: 2 BIRDS WITH 1 STONE!!!

DE_Bass_Enthusiast wrote:
Tokugawa wrote:=D> Gorgeous fish...especially for the cold weather. =D> =D>
Thanks Toku! I couldn't feel my hands yesterday but it was so worth it :lol:
I too have a personal best from a very cold day. It turns a miserable day into a great one in one cast.
by Gabriel
Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My Greatest Creation.
Replies: 21
Views: 2667

Re: My Greatest Creation.

Thanks for all the compliments guys, it really makes it feel worth it. Great job. =D> Now its time for a casting reel! Already got one under my belt. http://forums.tackletour.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=44409&p=341375&hilit=paint+citica#p341375 The Stradic looks nicer though. very nice! i totally under...
by Gabriel
Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My Greatest Creation.
Replies: 21
Views: 2667

My Greatest Creation.

I feel like my whole life of tinkering, painting and learning how things work through trial and error came together in this one moment. A friend of mine convinced me to repaint his Stradic FJ. I was going to make a work log of the journey but I kind of forgot in a fit of productivity. So here, the c...
by Gabriel
Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Lew's reel differences
Replies: 4
Views: 1008

Re: Lew's reel differences

I found the post I was talking about. It has a very good explanation to what you are looking for.
Sorry for being so blunt on my last post.

http://forums.tackletour.com/viewtopic. ... el#p375420
by Gabriel
Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Lew's reel differences
Replies: 4
Views: 1008

Re: Lew's reel differences

Can anyone provide more info on the following Lew's reels: Team Pro Speed Spool Team Gold Speed Spool Team Speed Spool Tournament Pro Speed Spool What is the $100 difference from top to bottom and is it worth it? I know some have aluminum side plates, etc. but would the Tournament Pro still a good ...