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by Dragboatdriver
Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Spool to fit a Megabass IS Casting reel
Replies: 7
Views: 1075

Re: Spool to fit a Megabass IS Casting reel

I have several of the ZPI RC-001 spools. None of mine freespool well at all. Even with all the breaking off and no spool tension, they freespool a few seconds at best. With all that being said, do not let that fool you as to how they perform. They are killer for long distance casting and I find they...
by Dragboatdriver
Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass BEARING DOWN
Replies: 14
Views: 3514

Re: Megabass BEARING DOWN

The only Bearing Down I have experience with is the Phase III F5-611X. However, that is the best 3/8-1/2 pitching and skipping rod I have ever used! It is very sensitive and well balanced, but that's not what sets this rod apart in my hands. It is how perfectly the tip loads up when skipping under d...
by Dragboatdriver
Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:53 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Good multi-purpose baitcaster
Replies: 11
Views: 1382

Re: Good multi-purpose baitcaster

If you are looking for an all around rod, I recommend something in the 6'8"-7'3" length. I don't like to include all manufacturers in this statement, but in this case I will; I think a medium-heavy power fast taper rod will likely be your most versatile option. Also, a price range would help. I will...
by Dragboatdriver
Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:33 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Snow Day Project
Replies: 6
Views: 1562

Snow Day Project

Here are some walnut knobs that I made to fit Daiwa posts. I am going to try some fiddle-back and curly maple knobs in the future, as well as different designs. These particular knobs are my prototypes and are surprisingly comfortable. They are the same diameter as a standard Daiwa smooth black knob...
by Dragboatdriver
Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod for a Presso
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Rod for a Presso

I have a spare Presso sitting around that I want to put in to my regular lineup. Clearly, I am looking for a finesse casting rod. Currently, my finesse casting rods consist of: NRX 852, X7 Super Eiger, X7 Shading X. I do not want a duplicate rod, and am not limited to Megabass or Loomis. I am open t...
by Dragboatdriver
Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:24 am
Forum: Classifieds User Feedback
Topic: Blakjack23 : Feedback Request Topic
Replies: 49
Views: 7903

Re: Blakjack23 : Feedback Request Topic

Great communication and quick payment! Pleasure to do business with.
by Dragboatdriver
Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:17 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: IS 73 trouble
Replies: 15
Views: 1292

Re: IS 73 trouble

The reel is setting in my garage. Temperature got much warmer here today and guess what... the bait didn't fall. I am leaning toward it was a temperature related issue at this point. Nonetheless, I am still going to pull it apart and try to correct the issue.

Thanks for all the help!
by Dragboatdriver
Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: IS 73 trouble
Replies: 15
Views: 1292

Re: IS 73 trouble

I just think it's odd that it randomly started doing this. I haven't had the reel apart for service or anything. I will try cleaning the inner tube and see what it does. Thanks for the help!
by Dragboatdriver
Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: IS 73 trouble
Replies: 15
Views: 1292

Re: IS 73 trouble

Just went and checked the reel. Sure enough... the handle IS turning! So I guess I need to pick up a new anti-reverse bearing.
by Dragboatdriver
Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Your square bill crank reel
Replies: 25
Views: 3133

Re: Your square bill crank reel

I'ZE factory metallic red personal order 6.3:1 with zpi rc-001 spool
by Dragboatdriver
Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Super slow
Replies: 16
Views: 2793

Re: Super slow

I'm sure some killer posts are likely to come of everyone's lineups for the spring.

In my case, this is definitely the calm before the storm, I have a post coming in the next few weeks sure to move the enthusiast meters here on TT :evil22:
by Dragboatdriver
Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: IS 73 trouble
Replies: 15
Views: 1292

Re: IS 73 trouble

No braid on this reel. The best i can figure is it is just slipping very slowly, like you said. It's not bothering me too bad as far as fishability, as it still holds plenty of drag pressure. However, it is very interesting and I would like to know why it's doing it!
by Dragboatdriver
Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: IS 73 trouble
Replies: 15
Views: 1292

IS 73 trouble

I have an IS 73 that I keep on my bearing down. I always have a 3/8 texas rig tied on it. The past couple days when I have walked out to my rod rack i noticed that the bait had came out of the hook keeper and had dropped about 5 inches. I didnt think much of it and wound it back up to the keeper. I ...
by Dragboatdriver
Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: megabass xx 6'8 fast moving special
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: megabass xx 6'8 fast moving special

I fish this rod pretty regularly. I have fished it with a wide range of reels, and have settled on keeping a pixy with a CP-301 spool on it. It should work well for your intended purposes. I use mine mainly for small jerkbaits and smaller crankbaits. I can see it being a good rod for poppers too. It...
by Dragboatdriver
Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:05 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: T.Namiki Limited Steez
Replies: 38
Views: 3299

Re: T.Namiki Limited Steez

Very sharp! Should be interesting to see what the price point will be.