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by Gulfcoastwader
Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: 2014 scorpion made in japan?
Replies: 14
Views: 2683

Re: 2014 scorpion made in japan?

Interesting if made in Japan. Same, redundant tooling in two separate factories in two countries?
by Gulfcoastwader
Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Stradic CI4+ Handle Knob Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 2948

Re: Stradic CI4+ Handle Knob Replacement

Long ago there was a guy on TT making awesome custom cork knobs for them (from NY?), but I am not sure if he sold them or not. They were much better than rod handle quality with burl accents and all. He may still be around.
by Gulfcoastwader
Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Not finesse, but old school power....
Replies: 11
Views: 1805

Re: Not finesse, but old school power....

Few more pics...
by Gulfcoastwader
Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Not finesse, but old school power....
Replies: 11
Views: 1805

Not finesse, but old school power....

Alot of finesse custom Shimanos on the board, but here's old school power reel updated for 2014. I think I remember posting pic of Cal's work long ago, but here's an update. - was silver now white Calcutta 200 - carbontex drag washers - Boca 7's - upgraded spool shaft bushing to bearing - ZPI SSRC h...
by Gulfcoastwader
Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Stella $800.00. It's time for reflection....
Replies: 21
Views: 3444

Re: New Stella $800.00. It's time for reflection....

I thought on Plat they were about $685 at the latest exchange rate (?)

I hear you, though. As I get older I take scratched up reels and upgrade them and get as much satisfaction or more. Rarely do I buy a brand new reel anymore, and if I do it I pay less than MSRP.
by Gulfcoastwader
Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2014 Stella
Replies: 55
Views: 11621

Finally........

It looks like after all these years - finally - we have regular sized spinning reels (and not just large, offshore varieties) without the silly (and plastic) anti-reverse levers. Finally. I was wondering when Shimano or Daiwa would start dropping them. They are another entry way of water into the re...
by Gulfcoastwader
Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Steez SV spool in old classic
Replies: 10
Views: 2155

Steez SV spool in old classic

Well, it is winter in Ohio which means it is time to buy some more things to try out before the ice melts...

I picked up a Steez SV spool to put in my classic TDZ. I am looking forward to test-casting it in the snow tomorrow.
by Gulfcoastwader
Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: My Spool Pin Pliers
Replies: 25
Views: 5488

Re: My Spool Pin Pliers

Reelspeed used to sell them directly out of their shop in California, now they use the other big selling site (that is not the auction site). That's where I got my pair. I am about to order another pair to put on the shelf for posterity.
by Gulfcoastwader
Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: My Spool Pin Pliers
Replies: 25
Views: 5488

Re: My Spool Pin Pliers

Well, I wanted to update this old thread with new information. Today I just got in the mail the second generation spool pin pliers made by Reelspeed in California. First, I want to state clearly that I am in no way affiliated with Reelspeed - I am only a satisfied customer. Second, I would like to s...
by Gulfcoastwader
Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Classifieds User Feedback
Topic: Bronzeye : Feedback Request Topic
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Re: Bronzeye : Feedback Request Topic

I just completed a smooth, perfect transaction with Bronzeye. Good communicator. Buy/sell with complete confidence.

Gulfcoastwader
by Gulfcoastwader
Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Classifieds User Feedback
Topic: arbogastjunkie : Feedback Request Topic
Replies: 20
Views: 4180

Re: arbogastjunkie: User feedback request

Just completed a perfect transaction with Joe. Top notch TT member. Buy/sell with confidence.
by Gulfcoastwader
Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Daiwa Magnet Reversal?
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Re: Daiwa Magnet Reversal?

Interesting. I have never observed this before in many years of fishing and working on many Daiwas. I would be interested to hear if others have observed it as well.
by Gulfcoastwader
Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds User Feedback
Topic: even26 : Feedback Request Topic
Replies: 5
Views: 988

Re: even26: Feedback Request Topic

Great, smooth deal with Darren! Deal with complete confidence. Looking forward to future transactions with him.
by Gulfcoastwader
Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Show off your BFS Casting Reels
Replies: 533
Views: 158684

Re: Show off your BFS Casting Reels

Wow - sub 5 ounces on the Core 50. Nice custom reels and nice colors.
by Gulfcoastwader
Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Daiwa td-x 103 upgrades
Replies: 9
Views: 2575

Re: Daiwa td-x 103 upgrades

The Steez / TDZ spools fit but the bearing on the spools has to be replaced with the smaller bearing on the USDM TDX spools. The old HIA's have a fixed inductor (Magforce), and I guess you could throw in a fixed inductor mod and see how it goes. It depends on what you want to throw with it. For the ...