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by Fishingelbow
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braided line bad for your rods and reels?
Replies: 20
Views: 2027

Re: Braided line bad for your rods and reels?

Anything can be bad for your rods and reel if improperly used. But to blame braid per se?
It's about time this so-called issue is officially classified as an urban legend and laid to rest.
by Fishingelbow
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Feathered trebles on Sammy, Spook, etc. tails?
Replies: 10
Views: 2350

Re: Feathered trebles on Sammy, Spook, etc. tails?

Thanks everybody! Now all I have to do is wait five months before I can do some testing! :crying:

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by Fishingelbow
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Feathered trebles on Sammy, Spook, etc. tails?
Replies: 10
Views: 2350

Re: Feathered trebles on Sammy, Spook, etc. tails?

Cracker wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:01 am
Anybody seen a good video how to make DIY feathered trebles?
Looking to replace some of stock feathered trebles with my own (made by Gamakatsu) trebles.
Do a search for "how to make feathered treble hooks" on YouTube for a ton of such videos. You decide what's good...
by Fishingelbow
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Feathered trebles on Sammy, Spook, etc. tails?
Replies: 10
Views: 2350

Feathered trebles on Sammy, Spook, etc. tails?

Not many walkers come with feathered trebles originally and I was thinking I'd try putting some on a few of my favorites. By now, the weather's just about killed any possibility of making my own comparisons, so I thought I'd ask around. I would think adding feathered trebles would dampen the action ...
by Fishingelbow
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fishing fingers
Replies: 25
Views: 7609

Re: Fishing fingers

Beautiful Tiger musky. I bet you didn't try to lip it! :crying:
by Fishingelbow
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braid on a Tatula SV TW
Replies: 11
Views: 6545

Re: Braid on a Tatula SV TW

Going to run braid on an SV for the first time. Not a braid fan, bit it is going on a frog combo. Do the SV spools need a mono backing with braid? TIA. Only reason I'd add backing is to prevent slip. Or reduce the amount of pricey braid. Usually i just tie an arbor knot and add about 7/8 of a wrap ...
by Fishingelbow
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: New 2018 Power Pro
Replies: 10
Views: 2737

Re: New 2018 Power Pro

Thanks for the info.
Since there's no easy way to know the hardness of the steel, I'll keep telling my cheapskate buddy to give his guides a regular Q-tip check until he gets a decent rod by Shimano :-({|= ! Sounds good to you?
by Fishingelbow
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: New 2018 Power Pro
Replies: 10
Views: 2737

Re: New 2018 Power Pro

Bantam1 wrote:Modern guides should have no issue with any braided line.
Does that include the cheap SS guides with no ceramic inserts :?:

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by Fishingelbow
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Do I need to change reels or line?
Replies: 17
Views: 2721

Re: Do I need to change reels or line?

You should be getting substantially more distance with the weight range of swimbaits you're describing (providing you have the rod to handle them). Of course, if they're multi-jointed, "helicoptering" would enter into the equation and then the distances may vary a lot. Overall, any option where you...
by Fishingelbow
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Do I need to change reels or line?
Replies: 17
Views: 2721

Re: Do I need to change reels or line?

You should be getting substantially more distance with the weight range of swimbaits you're describing (providing you have the rod to handle them). Of course, if they're multi-jointed, "helicoptering" would enter into the equation and then the distances may vary a lot. Overall, any option where you ...
by Fishingelbow
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Built for Big Baits, the Beast that is the Daiwa Lexa Type-WN 400H
Replies: 1
Views: 1213

Re: Built for Big Baits, the Beast that is the Daiwa Lexa Type-WN 400H

Dropped the "1" in front of 5.3oz when giving the measured weight of the reel in the initial specs table. :-$

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by Fishingelbow
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Spro's Mike McClelland McStick 95 Rip Bait
Replies: 5
Views: 1236

Re: Spro's Mike McClelland McStick 95 Rip Bait

Cal, I use snaps all the time, systematically removing the split ring from lures that come with one. I'm like to know under what circumstances you prefer to tie to the split ring. Maybe I'm missing something?
Thanks!

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by Fishingelbow
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Spro's Mike McClelland McStick 95 Rip Bait
Replies: 5
Views: 1236

Re: Spro's Mike McClelland McStick 95 Rip Bait

Any particular reason why you use both a split ring and a snap simultaneously on this lure? [-X
by Fishingelbow
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Megabass Vision 110 vs Lucky Craft Pointer
Replies: 25
Views: 8364

Re: Megabass Vision 110 vs Lucky Craft Pointer

Perfect time to add the latest TT Review http://www.tackletour.com/reviewluckycr ... innow.html to this thread! =D>
by Fishingelbow
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Megabass Gatta-X versus Jackall Pompadour
Replies: 17
Views: 4841

Re: Megabass Gatta-X versus Jackall Pompadour

Wonder how much better either of these are than the good old Heddon Crazy Crawler? :roll: