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by mark poulson
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Rod damage- how to repair
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: Rod damage- how to repair

Older Phenix Rods used a wooden dowel in the butt to extend the blanks that were available at the time to achieve longer rods. It would work to repair a broken butt, especially now that epoxy is available.
by mark poulson
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Quantum Icon PT
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: Quantum Icon PT

I had a lot of Quantum reels up to now , starting with old bulky blue Tour, KVD Tour, Exo , Tor MG, Smoke HD, Vapor, Smoke S3 KVD and …Icon …. I am not a fan Quantum, but always liked the easy and unique feel of engaging a Quantum clutch , and always curious what they offer…. Good reels in general ...
by mark poulson
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Quantum Icon PT
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: Quantum Icon PT

So I got the Icon PT in the mail yesterday. Took it home and pulled the sideplate off to check out the internals. Brass gears, dual supported pinion gear, brass crankshaft, dual bearing supported crankshaft, and smooth as hell. Im actually pretty impressed with this reel, especially for what I paid...
by mark poulson
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bone Stock Reels
Replies: 21
Views: 1465

Re: Bone Stock Reels

I fish pretty much every reel I buy stock. I do put longer handles with bearings on some of them. I fished my Quantum Burner 7/1 reels stock, but I did change their aluminum drive gear to brass. I bought two Quantum Vapor reels on Ebay for $80+- each. They are already light, at 6.7oz, and have brass...
by mark poulson
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Garage Baits
Topic: Custom Paints
Replies: 38
Views: 6510

Re: Custom Paints

That is a really nice effect. How did you achieve it? Thanks Mark, can’t wait to put some finish on it and get to see that depth. Once the scale mesh is applied, spray multiple coats at an angle from front to back. This builds up paint along the back edge of each scale. Also makes a cool little col...
by mark poulson
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Watercraft
Topic: Big move in the bass boat world.
Replies: 13
Views: 10305

Re: Big move in the bass boat world.

When my current boat's motor takes a dump, I'll be forced to decide whether to repower with a new 4 stroke, or buy a used boat with a 4 stroke. I would never be able to afford $75K for a bass boat, and I don't think I'd spend like that even if I could afford it. I’m with you. Just because I can doe...
by mark poulson
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Watercraft
Topic: Big move in the bass boat world.
Replies: 13
Views: 10305

Re: Big move in the bass boat world.

When my current boat's motor takes a dump, I'll be forced to decide whether to repower with a new 4 stroke, or buy a used boat with a 4 stroke. I would never be able to afford $75K for a bass boat, and I don't think I'd spend like that even if I could afford it.
by mark poulson
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Quantum Icon PT
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: Quantum Icon PT

I bought three left handed 7:1 Icon's from TW, when they were on sale a little over a year ago. I use them for my punching/flipping setups, and they have held up well so far. Biggest fish so far on one was 5+, but lots of 3s and 4s, so they did get used. They have a brass main gear, which is what in...
by mark poulson
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: 13 Fishing Product Support
Topic: Defy Black Casting Rod 7'3" Med Hvy
Replies: 2
Views: 725

Re: Defy Black Casting Rod 7'3" Med Hvy

13Fishing wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:19 pm
YES, this is a current model.

Matt
13 Fishing
Thank you.
by mark poulson
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Garage Baits
Topic: Custom Paints
Replies: 38
Views: 6510

Re: Custom Paints

Trying some new things that have turned out pretty well. This was my first shot at 3D scales. Hate how PostImg messes up the picture quality though :roll: . https://i.postimg.cc/2y4gzYM6/631-F5-C73-F8-FC-4707-963-A-2-BB5-A058-E13-B.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/5N5MJ5W3/E906456-E-23-BF-4-E37-867-C-1-C08...
by mark poulson
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Garage Baits
Topic: Berkley Powerbait Scent
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Berkley Powerbait Scent

IlliniDawg01 wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:38 am
Gulp Alive is a good alternative as well. It makes my fingers "stink", I know that.

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/searchr ... perpage=20

DaveJ
Thanks.
by mark poulson
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Garage Baits
Topic: Berkley Powerbait Scent
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Berkley Powerbait Scent

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:13 pm
It's just crawfish scent. Berkley sells it in a bottle, also.
Thanks.
by mark poulson
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Limp Braid that doesn't absorb water
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: Limp Braid that doesn't absorb water

slipperybob wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:56 pm
When braid absorbs water, it floats? :-k
Yeah, it does. Please don't ask me why it does. I like to get my braid wet, so it lays down faster onto the water when it's windy. It still floats, but it is heavier when it's wet.
by mark poulson
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Limp Braid that doesn't absorb water
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: Limp Braid that doesn't absorb water

Nanofil and Fireline don't absorb water due to their "fused" properties... Nanofil might be worth a shot for what you're looking for. I originally went to light braid on my spinning reels, with a short fluoro leader, to cut down on line twist with a drop shot. Do those fused lines still help with t...
by mark poulson
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Garage Baits
Topic: Berkley Powerbait Scent
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Berkley Powerbait Scent

Can I buy Powerbait Scent anywhere?