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by mark poulson
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: New fireline fused 8 carrier
Replies: 66
Views: 19664

Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Does the fused carrier have memory, like a monofilament or fluorocarbon line?
by mark poulson
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Garage Baits
Topic: Time on the DL pays off
Replies: 13
Views: 896

Time on the DL pays off

My sciatica put my on the DL, so I spent some time in the garage, once the pain went away.
Here's three 4" baits I made and painted.
http://www.tackleunderground.com/commun ... _195024-1/
by mark poulson
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: ZMAN plastics
Replies: 18
Views: 1338

Re: ZMAN plastics

tj1004 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:05 pm
Thanks

I’ll probably just take my chances and give it a shot.
Just keep them in their original bags, keep them separate from regular plastisol baits, and you'll be fine.
by mark poulson
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts
Replies: 20
Views: 1693

Re: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts

Reverendo said "A last option would be to learn to cast. lol. But really, maybe I need to remove all brakes and just practice training my thumb..." That's basically what I did. I use just 2 of 6 brakes, and have my spool tension backed all the way off, so I can pitch easily. Instead of having to inc...
by mark poulson
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: ZMAN plastics
Replies: 18
Views: 1338

Re: ZMAN plastics

short term MAY be okay. but when you forget there IS gonna be a mess. like trying to keep the cueball from scratching on a DEAD scratch. it's going to happen. just grab a sandwich baggie for them. i tried to do the wagging finger smiley emoji! soft plastics and hardbaits are risky. zman softbaits a...
by mark poulson
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: TackleTour Shootout : Stella FJ vs Exist LT
Replies: 21
Views: 7999

Re: TackleTour Shootout : Stella FJ vs Exist LT

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:44 am
^^^^U gotta pay to play! :lol: ^^^
I guess so. I'm glad you guys can and do buy this stuff, and post about it. Otherwise I would never even hear about it.
by mark poulson
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: TackleTour Shootout : Stella FJ vs Exist LT
Replies: 21
Views: 7999

Re: TackleTour Shootout : Stella FJ vs Exist LT

$800 for a spinning reel?
by mark poulson
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts
Replies: 20
Views: 1693

Re: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts

I would think the 30lb Samurai is way too thin if you're trying to cast a 1.5oz bait hard. It may be bedding in on the spool when you give it the extra power in the cast. Samurai is very over rated for it's diameter compared to most other brands, Spiderwire is the same. If you want to stick to Samu...
by mark poulson
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Loose rod grip
Replies: 12
Views: 703

Re: Loose rod grip

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:01 pm
Acetone will attack EVA(and most other plastics), so not a good idea.
Oops. I forgot about that.
I guess I'm just a cork guy in my thinking.
by mark poulson
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Loose rod grip
Replies: 12
Views: 703

Re: Loose rod grip

I would wrap the EVA with painters tape, and keep rotating the rod until the crazy glue sets. When I rehabbed the cork on my old Powell Max, I just used a shoe box with the lid off and cut halfmoon tabs on the top of the box to lay the rod on. It makes it easier to rotate the rod. Good luck on the ...
by mark poulson
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Chatterbait reel
Replies: 38
Views: 2474

Re: Chatterbait reel

Whichever reel you choose, try and pick one with brass gears, for a smoother retrieve, and two bearings in each knob, so you won't feel anything on the retrieve but the blade vibrating.
by mark poulson
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: E-clip size for Daiwa spools?
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: E-clip size for Daiwa spools?

Try removing them with the reel inside a big clear plastic bag, so they don't fly as far.
by mark poulson
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez 103 R+ spool
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Re: Steez 103 R+ spool

Thanks.
by mark poulson
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez 103 R+ spool
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Re: Steez 103 R+ spool

What makes it so wild? It was originally advertised for use only by "experts" with casting gear. Claims were made that the spool can reach 30000 RPM on start up. I don't know about the spool speed, but having used the reel with the stock spool on and off for many years, I can say that it is insanel...
by mark poulson
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Steez 103 R+ spool
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Re: Steez 103 R+ spool

bronzefly wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:05 am
adam lancia wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:38 am
chrisg_sdcf wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:00 pm
Is the TD Ito 103 spool really wild?
I think it's fair to say the Ito spool is the wildest of the 34mm spools, or very close to it.
Absolutely without a doubt in my experience, it's by far the wildest of the bunch...
What makes it so wild?