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by Tim Kelly
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: St. Croix stagnating?
Replies: 91
Views: 4416

Re: St. Croix stagnating?

Looking forward to seeing what they've done with the spinning rod handles. The casting rods don't look too bad, at least they've put a spacer between the two parts of the reel seat, so it's a solid unit and can't flex like the same design without the insert.
by Tim Kelly
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: 1st time. BFS Aldebaran: Quick braid vs fluro question
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: 1st time. BFS Aldebaran: Quick braid vs fluro question

If you want to use a line other than braid, I'd use mono. I don't believe there are any advantages to fluoro below about 10lb, but all the disadvantages are magnified.
by Tim Kelly
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: St. Croix stagnating?
Replies: 91
Views: 4416

Re: St. Croix stagnating?

Thunderblack1984 wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:12 am
I hope the new handle design looks like the new Tesla truck.
:lol: :lol:
by Tim Kelly
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Evergreen Limber tip or Olympic 17 Finezza Prototype
Replies: 9
Views: 526

Re: Evergreen Limber tip or Olympic 17 Finezza Prototype

I've a Corto Nuovo prototype which I've been very impressed with. hyper crisp blank, very strong backbone (relatively) and has caught all sorts of species for me and boat flipped a lot of them. I did manage to snap 1.5" off the tip by my own foolishness trying to untangle some line while holding the...
by Tim Kelly
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pro Bass Fisherman
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Pro Bass Fisherman

Fishing isn't like sports like tennis. You can be the world's best tennis player and you will win nearly all the time. You can be Kevin Van Dam and not win for years. The gear pros use is generally worse than most of the guys looking at these forums use as they're using stuff that they're selling to...
by Tim Kelly
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: St. Croix stagnating?
Replies: 91
Views: 4416

Re: St. Croix stagnating?

I'm in the UK and still in the EU for a few more minutes. They sell them here and are fairly popular as a premium brand. They are very popular in Holland too. I imagine they're less popular in Germany as they don't make many suitable longer rods, which are more commonly used in countries with limite...
by Tim Kelly
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: St. Croix stagnating?
Replies: 91
Views: 4416

Re: St. Croix stagnating?

I hate SK reel seats, especially on casting rods. The blank flexes and the baitcaster feels loose in the seat. Dumb design.
by Tim Kelly
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: tsi 321
Replies: 21
Views: 883

Re: tsi 321

Just get a larger bottle of the stuff, makes it less painful.
by Tim Kelly
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: reel deal
Replies: 14
Views: 3235

Re: reel deal

Now you've got a reel the most important thing is to wash it with fresh water every time you use it in the salt as soon as you get home, otherwise you'll be moaning about how rubbish the reel is in a few months. Applies to all models and brands.
by Tim Kelly
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Suggest a hook whose tip won’t curl
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: Suggest a hook whose tip won’t curl

Any pattern with a slightly in turned point will be better protected, so less prone to getting the tip bent, but if you're snagging in rocks or timber it's going to happen. Carry hook file and you can touch them up and straighten the point in a couple of strokes.
by Tim Kelly
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Info needed on Tailwalk rods.
Replies: 7
Views: 939

Re: Info needed on Tailwalk rods.

I bought a tailwalk fulrange CC MH casting for my air travel trips. Didn't think too much of it when I flexed it at home, but on the water it performed much better than I expected. I also have a light power fullrange CC spinning rod, which is perfectly OK, but a very mid range blank, not a crisp hig...
by Tim Kelly
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Steez Air 2020
Replies: 57
Views: 5110

Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

28mm spool? Not sure why they're showing guys flipping full sized looking baits in the video, doesn't sound like the ideal use for a very finesse reel. Not sure where Daiwa are going with this one. How come they don't do the carbon handles and fancy paddles they used to do on some of their more extr...
by Tim Kelly
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Light braid
Replies: 16
Views: 1634

Re: Light braid

I like and use spiderwire smooth 8 in 0.10 and 0.12 and it is very good. Also use ygk g soul egi metal in pe 0.4 and 0.6. Very good for very fine stuff but a bit noisier as it's a 4 strand.
by Tim Kelly
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 7'6" Spinning Rods
Replies: 29
Views: 2423

Re: 7'6" Spinning Rods

bronzefly wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:00 am
The Croix LE ML 76 (and others) have a great blank, but horribly uncomfortable reel seat in my hands which is too bad because I really like the rods otherwise.
Absolutely. The St Croix handle design department need a swift kick in the 'nads. :lol: I had to replace mine.
by Tim Kelly
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Pixy vs alphas bfs reel
Replies: 58
Views: 6576

Re: Pixy vs alphas bfs reel

I'm not sure, I think the version 1, the shallower version? Karl? I have the version 2. I think version 1 was a bit deeper. To this day my favourite spool is the version 2 KTF nothing comes close so far. Mr. Sawamura hit a sweet spot with that Alphas. The kosugi works is a great all round finesse s...