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by skinhead
Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:45 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Yen - Dollar
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: Yen - Dollar

by skinhead
Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:36 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Golllllly mollllly ! those who have ordered rods from Plat
Replies: 24
Views: 1654

Re: Golllllly mollllly ! those who have ordered rods from Pl

The comment about the rod being wrapped so tightly that is was difficult to get out is dead on. It took me quite a while to get mine out. It was almost frustrating, but how can you be upset about something like that. same here.. Me too. Got my frist JDM rod, a Megabass, from Plat two weeks ago. Bes...
by skinhead
Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:22 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Braid problems
Replies: 17
Views: 1492

Re: Braid problems

I've only ever had the problem once, and it cost me a pike that I would estimate at 25lb-30lb, plus a 110g Ace Scud that was only on its second cast. The braid was 50lb Whiplash. The fish hit the lure at about 35yds and fought exceptionally hard. She evaded the net on the first go and decided to mak...
by skinhead
Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:21 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: protecting your 'precious', i mean fishing rod
Replies: 11
Views: 853

Re: protecting your 'precious', i mean fishing rod

Have a look at Bazuka variable tubes, KIS cases or Plano variable tubes. I have one of each, and they are all bomb proof. ;)
by skinhead
Sat Dec 02, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: gloves for below freeze temps
Replies: 20
Views: 1325

Re: gloves for below freeze temps

I've just started using SealSkinz. They're waterproof, tight fitting and warm. Look at the review here.

http://www.tackletour.com/reviewdanalco1.html

Simon
by skinhead
Sat Dec 02, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: What brand sunglasses do you where?
Replies: 26
Views: 1983

Re: What brand sunglasses do you where?

Generally I use Aqua Black Marlins. Full wrap arounds with good polarizing abilities & vented frames. :P
by skinhead
Sat Dec 02, 2006 2:32 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Power Pro or Whiplash?
Replies: 15
Views: 1278

Re: Power Pro or Whiplash?

Gentlemen,

I thank you. Looks like PP is the way to go. ;)
by skinhead
Fri Dec 01, 2006 3:58 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Just got my first Megabass rod!
Replies: 26
Views: 1655

Re: Just got my first Megabass rod!

Krinkle,

Sweeeeeet looking stick. :D

I got my first MB, the F2-64XS Ltd, last week. Love it, and its a dream to use.

Stunning is the only way to describe the Megabass products.
by skinhead
Fri Dec 01, 2006 3:33 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: What kind of pike leader do you use?
Replies: 21
Views: 2289

Re: What kind of pike leader do you use?

I make all my own traces using a 10" length of coated, 7 strand steel wire. A 70lb swivel at one end and a Middy 70lb sea snap at the other.

I wouldn't dream of piking without a steel or Ti trace.

Simon.
by skinhead
Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:30 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: reel got wet-need help
Replies: 11
Views: 1157

Re: reel got wet-need help

At some time all of my baitcast reels have been drowned. :oops: On returning home sideplates & spools are removed, they get a thorough rinsing in the shower and are dried with paper kitchen towel and a hair drier. They then sit in a heated linen cupboard for a couple of days. Bearings get a touch of...
by skinhead
Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:45 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Reel Idea
Replies: 16
Views: 993

Re: Reel Idea

I have a Calais 201A on order as my do it all reel. It'll be used 99% for piking, throwing lures 1/2oz and above. In England it's the only model available, so I get a full warranty, as opposed to importing. Plus I'm trading for kit that I no longer use, so no shekels out of the wallet. Result. ;) :P...
by skinhead
Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:51 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Power Pro or Whiplash?
Replies: 15
Views: 1278

Power Pro or Whiplash?

Just ordered a Shimano Calais 201A. Going to load it with 50lb braid for lures up to 2oz, targeting pike. The question is which braid, Power Pro or Whiplash? What do you reckon?

Simon
by skinhead
Sun Nov 26, 2006 10:44 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Christened the Megabass
Replies: 13
Views: 693

Christened the Megabass

Hi all, Took out my new Megabass F2-64XS Ltd / Daiwa TD-R for it's first session this afternoon. Couldn't fish the river as it's well over the banks after the torrential rain that we've had over the past week. So, I ventured to the lake, to have a go at the pike. The water is about 14"-16" above nor...
by skinhead
Sat Nov 25, 2006 8:25 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Megabass F2-64XS Ltd
Replies: 11
Views: 936

Re: Megabass F2-64XS Ltd

Florian, Pics would be good, but a lake swallowed the camera. :cry: As for lures, I reckon mostly small spinners and crank baits, Mepps, Panther Martins, Snap Beans, 3g Rebel Jointed Minnows etc. ;) As for species, any that will hit a lure. Primarily perch, chub and brown trout. However, I have take...
by skinhead
Sat Nov 25, 2006 2:22 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Megabass F2-64XS Ltd
Replies: 11
Views: 936

Megabass F2-64XS Ltd

Well, I finally got to unwrap my first JDM rod last night, a Megabass F2-64XS Ltd, just a week after ordering from Plat. It took a time to break through the miles of bubble wrap, it was very well packed. The rod itself was inside a deep red zippered sock, a nice touch. In terms of looks and detailin...