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by Gulfcoastwader
Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: T3 Users Club Feedback
Replies: 86
Views: 18470

Re: T3 Users Club Feedback

I have had both T3 and T3 Ballistics. Both are phenomenal casters when dialed in and with upgraded bearings. Among the very best casting machines produced. I didn't care much for the "feel" of the reel though, but if I were starting over I'd consider buying a couple of Ballistics and being done with...
by Gulfcoastwader
Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Chronarch CI4+
Replies: 217
Views: 36485

Re: Chronarch CI4+

I will probably buy one. Looking forward to trying one out. Innovation keeps things interesting.
by Gulfcoastwader
Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:08 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Switching to a LH reel after many years
Replies: 8
Views: 1343

Switching to a LH reel after many years

I have used right handed baitcasting reels all my life. Decades of fishing. However for all that time when casting I "switch hands" and cast with my right and then put the rod in my left afterwards (and reel righty). Pitching though is done with my left arm, and so pitching is natural for me with a ...
by Gulfcoastwader
Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Calcutta 200D Spool Bushing to Bearing
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Re: Calcutta 200D Spool Bushing to Bearing

Boca should have one. I replaced the bushings with bearings in some 200's long ago. Maybe SMR685? (speaking from memory).
by Gulfcoastwader
Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Old School Tough Guy gets a new look.
Replies: 11
Views: 2440

Re: Old School Tough Guy gets a new look.

The TDX 103's (HiA, HVA, HSDF) are IMO greatly under-rated all-around reels. Excellent casters, ahead of their day when they were first introduced. Nice reel.
by Gulfcoastwader
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds User Feedback
Topic: fishingboy : Feedback Request Topic
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: fishingboy: Feedback Request

I traded a reel with Fishingboy, and the transaction was great. Great communicator. Highly recommended. I would do business with him again.

Gulfcoastwader
by Gulfcoastwader
Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:33 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Yamamoto 10" Grub
Replies: 3
Views: 895

Re: Yamamoto 10" Grub

That's unfortunate that they are being discontinued. I think Yamamoto was ahead of their time on it. Gary came out with the big grub early to mid-1990's if I remember correctly, maybe earlier, long before the other big manufacturers (excluding the custom California hand-pour guys) started making lar...
by Gulfcoastwader
Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds User Feedback
Topic: fishingboy : Feedback Request Topic
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: fishingboy: Feedback Request

Trade in progress. I will let folks know how it goes.
by Gulfcoastwader
Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Yamamoto 10" Grub
Replies: 3
Views: 895

Re: Yamamoto 10" Grub

They are a classic. Awesome worm. Bulky, good action, salty. A great night bait worm; I caught my second largest bass (8 lbs) on one at night. They are getting harder to find.
by Gulfcoastwader
Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Anybody Know
Replies: 5
Views: 948

Re: Anybody Know

I remember sandman from the old bfhp. I remember some of his old posts in Air Metals and other topics, have wondered myself where he went.
by Gulfcoastwader
Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:16 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Do people really think line should last a whole season
Replies: 28
Views: 4009

Re: Do people really think line should last a whole season

Personally I am a little hard-core about line. I use backing, so I am only spooling what is necessary for a long cast. And when I am at Lake Fork for several days or elsewhere on a long road trip trip I will "respool" (what I am actually fishing with on top of backing) after every day of fishing. Ea...
by Gulfcoastwader
Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:11 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Zillion Resurrection
Replies: 14
Views: 1776

Re: Zillion Resurrection

Awesome tune up!

I, too, loathe the silly gold bedazzlers on top of the reel. The drilled holes look great.
by Gulfcoastwader
Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:56 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: New steez 105 SV spool
Replies: 15
Views: 2423

Re: New steez 105 SV spool

That's on my to-buy list for sure. I have a few Air Metals that I will be trying the spools out in.

Will they be available via Daiwa US?
by Gulfcoastwader
Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds User Feedback
Topic: mmasturgeon : Feedback Request Topic
Replies: 5
Views: 1056

Re: mmasturgeon : Feedback Request Topic

Great seller. Would deal with again.
by Gulfcoastwader
Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds User Feedback
Topic: andrey : Feedback Request Topic
Replies: 12
Views: 2297

Re: andrey : feedback request topic

Andrey is a great guy to deal with. Good communicator.