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by Bronzeye
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Stradic 1000HGFK retrieve speed?
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Stradic 1000HGFK retrieve speed?

Shimano claims this reel brings in 31" per handle turn. It has a 6.0:1 ratio. I wonder how this can be. I own a Stradic 1000 FMg with the same ratio. I measured its retrieve as 26.5" per handle turn fully spooled with 4 lb. mono. Unless the spool diameter and/or the oscillation speed has greatly inc...
by Bronzeye
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Daiwa Kage 7’1” UL and Walleye UL Rods
Replies: 9
Views: 1491

Re: Daiwa Kage 7’1” UL and Walleye UL Rods

Great followup. Thanks, Dr Trevorkian.
by Bronzeye
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Daiwa Kage 7’1” UL and Walleye UL Rods
Replies: 9
Views: 1491

Re: Daiwa Kage 7’1” UL and Walleye UL Rods

Thank you for your extensive answers. Reflections: 1. I agree that 2-piece rods (without a spigot joint) generally transition to backbone closer to the tip (a product of the need to have the base of the top section wider, to fit over the top of the butt section). 2. Thanks for your willingness to ch...
by Bronzeye
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Daiwa Kage 7’1” UL and Walleye UL Rods
Replies: 9
Views: 1491

Re: Daiwa Kage 7’1” UL and Walleye UL Rods

Dr Trevorkian, Your tussle with that walleye must have been a thriller! Thanks for the description of the Kage UL rod. Some questions: 1) Did you buy the 1-piece or the 2-piece version? 2) I don't see rod weight listed in Daiwa's online catalog. Do you know what it weighs? 3) Is that first guide a 2...
by Bronzeye
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braided line bad for your rods and reels?
Replies: 20
Views: 3672

Re: Braided line bad for your rods and reels?

9e6Running straight braid shouldn't be a issue what so ever. now saying I know when spiderwire or fireline I cant remember which one first came out it was grooving guides on rods like 20 years or more ago. I think you're remembering Stren Kevlar braid, which quickly was taken off the market for tha...
by Bronzeye
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: K2 Blank Sensitivity Compared To NRX, Conquest, Poison Adrena Level Rods
Replies: 29
Views: 3950

Re: K2 Blank Sensitivity Compared To NRX, Conquest, Poison Adrena Level Rods

Hogsticker2 wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:17 pm
"The powers also run upwards to a full half power less...."
I absolutely probably won't fully half-understand this yesterday.
by Bronzeye
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ester mono.
Replies: 40
Views: 11122

Re: Ester mono.

Two warnings about 8 lb. Gliss: low knot strength and, because of its limpness and wispiness, snarls that are very hard to pick apart from spinning-reel birdnests. I've caught bass and panfish on 6 lb. Nanofil without a leader in stained shallow water and in clear water early and late in the day. I ...
by Bronzeye
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: ZMAN plastics
Replies: 23
Views: 10620

Re: ZMAN plastics

These plastics last so long when glued to jigheads that I just slip a few rigged with different head weights into a cellophane bag when I am fishing afoot and slide them into a pocket of a tackle bag. There is no effect on the cellophane bag.
by Bronzeye
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Shimano and G.Loomis Launch Limited Edition Bantam MGL & IMX-Pro Combos
Replies: 12
Views: 4783

Re: Shimano and G.Loomis Launch Limited Edition Bantam MGL & IMX-Pro Combos

Anybody know what the guide ring material is for this rod (or if not, for other IMX Pro JWR's)? The material is not specified on the manufacturer's page for this combo or for IMX Pro rods.
by Bronzeye
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Garage Baits
Topic: Time on the DL pays off
Replies: 13
Views: 6049

Re: Time on the DL pays off

Nice! It will be a rush to catch fish with these complex and well-finished constructions.
by Bronzeye
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Daiwa J Braid Grand 8,15,20, 30lbs ABS and Knot Breaking Strength Tests
Replies: 9
Views: 6564

Re: Daiwa J Braid Grand 8,15,20, 30lbs ABS and Knot Breaking Strength Tests

Curious as to why you did not test the 8 and 15 lb. strengths with the PR knot, especially given the inconsistent FG knot results with the 15 lb. line. Does the PR knot not work well with thinner lines, or were you just more interested in the higher-strength lines?
by Bronzeye
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Sensory Rods
Replies: 9
Views: 1688

Re: Sensory Rods

Thanks for the response and pictures, poisonokie. I didn't understand that one of the sentences I quoted referred to a rod pictured in a prior link.
by Bronzeye
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Sensory Rods
Replies: 9
Views: 1688

Re: Sensory Rods

poisonokie wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:45 am
I could see how they would be better suited for finesse setups, but executed correctly they're super comfortable. ... I don't imagine it would feel too comfortable after a short stint of use.
I'm not understanding something here.
by Bronzeye
Wed May 22, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Trout spoon recommendations?
Replies: 21
Views: 3083

Re: Trout spoon recommendations?

The 1/4 oz Thomas Buoyant is my favorite spoon for wading and casting upstream in very clear water. Its weight allows casting far to avoid detection by trout, and its design keeps it from sinking below the depth at which you started your retrieve when you retrieve it just a little faster than the cu...