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by Bronzeye
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Daiwa Zillion 50th Anniversary Cabela’s Edition
Replies: 4
Views: 1018

Re: Daiwa Zillion 50th Anniversary Cabela’s Edition

Is this (specifically the Cabela's edition) the reel board members are referring to when they write "Zillion 50th," or was there another "50th" version Daiwa marketed without a Cabela's connection?
by Bronzeye
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: P-Line CXX
Replies: 3
Views: 1440

Re: P-Line CXX

I own 4 CXXX in green, clear, and two fluorescent colors. I have micrometered each spool in multiple places. Here are the average diameters in inches: moss green: .0078" clear: .0080" fl. chartreuse: .0075" fl. blue .0078" These spools vary from three to ten years in purchase date; all measurements ...
by Bronzeye
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Looking for the opposite of suspend dots
Replies: 13
Views: 3120

Re: Looking for the opposite of suspend dots

Yes, but these hooks are available in sizes down to #6, and maybe smaller.
by Bronzeye
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Looking for the opposite of suspend dots
Replies: 13
Views: 3120

Re: Looking for the opposite of suspend dots

If you are trying to reduce weight while maintaining hook gap, consider using plugging hooks (single hook with large eye in the same plane as the bend, designed to slip into a split ring). You could probably even go up one size in gap while reducing weight. A risk of any hook change, though, is that...
by Bronzeye
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Looking for the opposite of suspend dots
Replies: 13
Views: 3120

Re: Looking for the opposite of suspend dots

First thing that comes to my mind is cutting strips off a foam insert sold for fly boxes. They're adhesive on one side and available in various thicknesses and foam patterns. Pricey.

Not that I've ever tested one for buoyancy.
by Bronzeye
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: '19 Steez ct sv tw
Replies: 304
Views: 43252

Re: '19 Steez ct sv tw

[quote="Hobie-Wan Kenobi"]Some palming pics. And outdoor shots. http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu225/ccass24/20190328_150138_zpsevaspzir.jpg I notice in your palming photo that the line has been pushed out of the levelwind slot by the slope of your finger. I have read some angler's complaint abo...
by Bronzeye
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Older 200 B Curado and Citica
Replies: 9
Views: 923

Re: Older 200 B Curado and Citica

Can one buy DIY or other aftermarket lightweight spools for Curado B and Citica B reels?
by Bronzeye
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Observations 1 year of use of ester line.
Replies: 11
Views: 1582

Re: Observations 1 year of use of ester line.

What the heck is "area type fishing"? Is it casting to an area instead of fishing through a hole in the ice or straight below a boat?
by Bronzeye
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: ultralight casting rod guide placement
Replies: 19
Views: 3224

Re: ultralight casting rod guide placement

So im ...planning on using the airwave guides. I've never done a spiral wrap, but question this choice of guide when your line is going to meet it at the side of the ring on the first few guides up from the reel--if you are ever going to use line-to-leader knots. The inserts on Airwave guides appea...
by Bronzeye
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I Can't Explain It
Replies: 15
Views: 2661

Re: I Can't Explain It

Sounds like the answer, by gar! :)
by Bronzeye
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Fake G Loomis Conquest?
Replies: 30
Views: 3275

Re: Fake G Loomis Conquest?

How does the weight compare?
by Bronzeye
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: What have you lost while fishing?
Replies: 54
Views: 21309

Re: What have you lost while fishing?

Edward78, when I was about the same age, my folks bought me a green metal tackle box with cantilevered trays that opened to each side. I carefully lined the trays with sheet cork to keep lures from rusting or getting dulled by sliding around. I left it at the side of a trout stream at the edge of th...
by Bronzeye
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: '19 Steez ct sv tw
Replies: 304
Views: 43252

Re: '19 Steez ct sv tw

6:3, IPT - 59 cm.... Should I get one, I'll use it for light hardbaits, mostly topwater.... With the smaller-diameter spool, the reel will only crank in 23" of line (59 cm.) per handle turn at full spool in the 6.3 ratio. At the end of a long cast, the retrieve speed will be considerably lower. A h...
by Bronzeye
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Sensitivity - my test of 1 vs 2 piece
Replies: 21
Views: 1846

Re: Sensitivity - my test of 1 vs 2 piece

...So please free to express your opinions. Love em. It could be that my experience is an outlier but until I experience an actual counter example, that's the persuasion. At least we know that there is no logical reason why a 2 piece will be more sensitive than a 1 piece - but the reverse is not tr...
by Bronzeye
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Daiwa’s latest LT spinning reels
Replies: 9
Views: 1778

Re: Daiwa’s latest LT spinning reels

I agree that these LT reels have ridiculous line capacities. My guess is that Daiwa does this to shave a few tenths of an ounce off the published reel weights; a smaller spool core uses less material. Unfortunately, line does add sigificantly to the reel weight; I measured an increase of .4 oz. addi...