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by DaisyZillion
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New grease suggestions
Replies: 27
Views: 4623

Re: New grease suggestions

Terribly sticky / tacky / tenacious stuff... Its got a propensity to string off the gear and hold to the yolk guide posts upon spinning the gears to work through - so upon applying the yolk springs it holds to those a little too much - enough holds to the gears but by god it strings off bad... IMG_...
by DaisyZillion
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: another "what's next for daiwa?" thread
Replies: 18
Views: 4273

Re: another "what's next for daiwa?" thread

Hogsticker2 wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:08 pm
Polkfish1 wrote:Steez CT SV TW ....A. (Aluminum model) prediction just for grins
That really sounds good.
Ditto!
by DaisyZillion
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Calcutta Conquest coming?
Replies: 14
Views: 3086

Re: New Calcutta Conquest coming?

I guess it's not so much what they could do to improve it as it is what they might do just for the sake of a model refresh. Kind of like the 19' Stella SW...not much is different from from 13' and oddly they didn't refresh the 18k and up sizes. Put a clicker on the cast control maybe? Change the ca...
by DaisyZillion
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New grease suggestions
Replies: 27
Views: 4623

Re: New grease suggestions

My fishing is generally saltwater light to medium jigging and trolling/casting for saltwater Barra and their cohabitors, good old blue Yamalube on cogs and sliding parts, Tef gel in bearing cups and screws, standard Corrosion X on “all” bearings except the spool bearings on a couple of outfits that ...
by DaisyZillion
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Spool Lip Chipping
Replies: 9
Views: 1693

Re: Spool Lip Chipping

Hmmm, the ease with which some spools corrode compared to others being used and treated exactly the same tells me that perhaps a 5xxx type alloy may have been used in their creation. I do fish saltwater and my reels receive a wash down after each use and and oil up every couple of months including s...
by DaisyZillion
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado DC levelwind not moving.
Replies: 7
Views: 1252

Re: Curado DC levelwind not moving.

Turn it over and look at the worm shaft of the level wind, turn the handle to see if it still revolves? If it doesn't that's an interesting one - I wonder if the internal oscillating cog on the handle has split (green arrow) or lost some teeth? (arrows in blue how it directly interacts with the lev...
by DaisyZillion
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Spool Lip Chipping
Replies: 9
Views: 1693

Re: Spool Lip Chipping

It’s always made me wonder if some magnesium was alloyed into some spools to reduce weight, some spools are definitely more prone to this than others but I guess the quality of the anodising could be the issue too. Also noticed it on the friction ring for the non drive side plate on the Chronarch Ci4.
by DaisyZillion
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Repainting a reel...
Replies: 31
Views: 5155

Re: Repainting a reel...

The reel has come up beautifully mate, quality job.
by DaisyZillion
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Repainting a reel...
Replies: 31
Views: 5155

Re: Repainting a reel...

Excellent mate, looking forward to seeing the next step or two.
by DaisyZillion
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Repainting a reel...
Replies: 31
Views: 5155

Re: Repainting a reel...

Wow looks awesome, watching with great anticipation. I have a few reels that could do with this. Although the paint is only microns thick are you anticipating having to remove it to fit it back together? Say where the side plates butt up to the frame or where the lower pinion bearing sits in the fra...
by DaisyZillion
Tue May 22, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Abu Garcia WTF's
Replies: 104
Views: 20925

Re: Abu Garcia WTF's

I know you aren't ripping on the company that brought us the lightning rod and power worm :mrgreen: . Seriously though...pure fishing and their on-staff scientists have the money and resources to dominate a reel or rod market if they chose to do so. No? They just need to mail out some dvd's in lieu...
by DaisyZillion
Mon May 21, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Abu Garcia WTF's
Replies: 104
Views: 20925

Re: Abu Garcia WTF's

I’m confused :-k are we talking about the likes of the Abu magnesium pro speed spool or the Lews gen 4 Premier baitcasters :lol:
by DaisyZillion
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods
Replies: 238
Views: 70652

Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

"the only problem I have had is the reel seat broke twice in the early stages due to the hard and fast hits from large Barramundi, I could imagine similar torque when you guys and gals are horsing big bass to the boat." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barramundi I'd gladly break a reel seat or two if...
by DaisyZillion
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods
Replies: 238
Views: 70652

Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

I know my choices are a bit out there, the reel seat issue is purely based on those first 2 failures, with the conquest seat looking very similar it makes me nervous, would probably go with a PTS seat instead next time ;) , I have been using n Edge Black Widow ISR 666 for a year or so and oh man, is...
by DaisyZillion
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Have you ever broke the plastic gearing of the worm gear?
Replies: 17
Views: 4080

Re: Have you ever broke the plastic gearing of the worm gear?

The plastic idle gears on levelwind reels is an intentional strip point for if and when that line guide gets stuck or jammed to avoid catastrophic failure of the rest of the drive train, the plastic worm gear however is a relatively new design to improve levelwind performance hey? I do see worm gear...