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by Cal
Fri May 29, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Line Diameter
Replies: 12
Views: 288

Re: Line Diameter

LgMouthGambler wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 7:11 am
To that particular scenario, yes...that completely off. :lol:
And that's the scenario to which I was referring in my response above.
by Cal
Fri May 29, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Line Diameter
Replies: 12
Views: 288

Re: Line Diameter

If you think that line diameter is gonna 100% accurate through the whole entire spool, then you are a little off canter... :lol: got to factor in the winding, processing, etc. No possible way that a line that is "flexible" will retain 100% true. That's why we sample 5 different points in the fishin...
by Cal
Thu May 28, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: What is your go-to Jackhammer/Cricket trailer?
Replies: 9
Views: 869

Re: What is your go-to Jackhammer/Cricket trailer?

Cal are you rigging that spicy beaver vertically or horizontally on the chatter? It's also become a go-to bait for me but moreso texas rigged or as a jig trailer. Haven't put it on a chatterbait yet. I'm not creative enough to rig it vertically :lol: :lol: ... I just thread it on like you would a p...
by Cal
Thu May 28, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: What is your go-to Jackhammer/Cricket trailer?
Replies: 9
Views: 869

Re: What is your go-to Jackhammer/Cricket trailer?

If you like to keep things in the family with the Cricket, the Rage Bug and Rage Swimmer (especially the swimmer) make really good trailers.

Otherwise, that Reaction Innovations Spicy Beaver continues to be a favorite of mine on any type of swimming jig vibrating or not.
by Cal
Thu May 28, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Deps Rods
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Deps Rods

I have one I brought back with me in 2013 when I was in Japan. It's a big bait stick, but I've only fished it a handful of times... it's heavy, rear handle is too short, and just wasn't comfortable to fish so I didn't use it long enough to write up and of course, other products kept leap frogging it...
by Cal
Wed May 27, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: The Lowdown on Seaguar's Smackdown Braid
Replies: 0
Views: 135

The Lowdown on Seaguar's Smackdown Braid

The Lowdown on Seaguar's Smackdown Braid http://tackletour.com/images20/featureban_seaguarsmackdown.jpg Introduction: When I think of Seaguar fishing line, my thoughts immediately go to one line type, fluorocarbon. Their Tatsu fluorocarbon line remains a top choice among TackleTour Editors since we...
by Cal
Wed May 27, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: DC reels, opinions, techniques
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: DC reels, opinions, techniques

lifeofRiley wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 11:34 am
What are the differences on these reels, mainly line capacity?
Did you read Zander's writeup of the SLX DC? He discusses the key differences between it and the Curado DC there: http://www.tackletour.com/reviewshimanoslxdcreel.html
by Cal
Tue May 26, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Line Diameter
Replies: 12
Views: 288

Re: Line Diameter

LgMouthGambler wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 1:50 pm
I always order line based on diameter, not what they say the # test is.
That’s the way to do it... but unfortunately, as today’s review demonstrates, sometimes you can’t even rely on that info without measuring it for yourself 🤨
by Cal
Tue May 26, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Is SpiderWire's Ultracast Ultra-Good?
Replies: 0
Views: 73

Is SpiderWire's Ultracast Ultra-Good?

Is SpiderWire's Ultracast Ultra-Good? http://www.tackletour.com/images20/featureban_spiderwireultracast.jpg Introduction: There are so many different fishing line products out there today, how does one ever decide which line to use when in the mood to try something new. Sure, I have a few staples t...
by Cal
Tue May 26, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Line Diameter
Replies: 12
Views: 288

Re: Line Diameter

So I feel the line diameter being smaller than the pound test is a disadvantage ... Line diameter is a measure in either inches or millimeters not strength. Strength is measured in pound test which represents the breaking strength of the line. So I think first, you need to get that straight in your...
by Cal
Tue May 26, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Line Diameter
Replies: 12
Views: 288

Re: Line Diameter

I think you have it the other way around... US line manufacturers typically produce their line in diameters wider than advertised not smaller.
by Cal
Mon May 25, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Forward Leaning
Replies: 18
Views: 546

Re: Forward Leaning

goldrod wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 12:02 pm
I was a dreamer when I got here, now some dreams have become shelfqueens 😂
The end result of being a true believer 👊😂😂
by Cal
Mon May 25, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Forward Leaning
Replies: 18
Views: 546

Re: Forward Leaning

Thanks for the response Cal. Make no mistake I really appreciate THIS site and although I don’t have a clue of what it takes day in and day out the have fresh, new and innovative content. Not to mention the in-depth reviews and break downs I do appreciate it more than words can express. I’m glad th...
by Cal
Mon May 25, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Forward Leaning
Replies: 18
Views: 546

Re: Forward Leaning

Out of curiosity do you think companies troll sites like this to hear the pros and cons on there products ? I can't speak for other sites, but manufacturers definitely pay attention to TackleTour. Why do you think the manufacturer support forums came into existence? While only the Shimano forum see...
by Cal
Fri May 22, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: WisconsinHeat looking for Rec's on a BFS Reel
Replies: 17
Views: 337

WisconsinHeat looking for Rec's on a BFS Reel

Hey guys... the following is a topic post from a new member, WisconsinHeat . I accidentally hit "disapprove" instead of "approve" on his first post, so here it is: Recommend me a bfs reel - Daiwa t3?? Hi all, I am looking into purchasing my next bfs reel. ( My first one is an AliExpress Bust) so I a...