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by Tim Kelly
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Rod Geeks?
Replies: 15
Views: 4144

Re: Rod Geeks?

They don't ship outside of North America, so that's a big fail for St Croix and Rod Geeks for me.
by Tim Kelly
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Jbraid grand issues
Replies: 10
Views: 1310

Re: Jbraid grand issues

I've not tried the grand, but the 8 and 4 strand J braids are loosely woven and unpleasant to use in my eyes. Cheap is cheap.
by Tim Kelly
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts
Replies: 20
Views: 2819

Re: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts

Were you still getting the mid cast backlashes? The cast distance is probably due to the bait and rod combination. Stiff rod and light wind resistant bait isn't going to go a mile. Try this. Get a 3oz sinker and try casting with that. It will cast really easily and you will get the sinker a good dis...
by Tim Kelly
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Taking spooled reels on flights...
Replies: 14
Views: 1709

Re: Taking spooled reels on flights...

I have had to take reels out of carry on too, so I always check them now. Not worth the hassle. No idea what they imagine you're going to do with a reel full of line, they must think we're all Steven Segal!
by Tim Kelly
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts
Replies: 20
Views: 2819

Re: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts

I would think the 30lb Samurai is way too thin if you're trying to cast a 1.5oz bait hard. It may be bedding in on the spool when you give it the extra power in the cast. Samurai is very over rated for it's diameter compared to most other brands, Spiderwire is the same. If you want to stick to Samur...
by Tim Kelly
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Help me decide, panfish reel.
Replies: 14
Views: 875

Re: Help me decide, panfish reel.

Surely a new Alphas Air is more than 50 bucks? Don't understand your reasoning. If you've got an Alphas SV with a rays spool, you know what that will do. Alphas Air isn't as much of a finesse reel as the ASC.
by Tim Kelly
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: short stem spinning reels
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: short stem spinning reels

I use my middle finger. Two fingers in front and two behind the reel seat. Middle finger on the spool to cast and release the line, then feather it at the end of the cast. It's just a matter of practicing and getting the muscle memory. I don't think there are any significantly shorter stemmed reels,...
by Tim Kelly
Thu May 02, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: What have you lost while fishing?
Replies: 54
Views: 14837

Re: What have you lost while fishing?

Just weighed a bass. Bass in one hand, scales in the other. Threw the scales in. Error. :oops:
by Tim Kelly
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa LT spinning reels
Replies: 12
Views: 1552

Re: Daiwa LT spinning reels

No. But spinning an empty reel straight out of the box is very different to fishing with it.
by Tim Kelly
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa LT spinning reels
Replies: 12
Views: 1552

Re: Daiwa LT spinning reels

Glad it's not just me then. I've found that if I set the drag knob to a north south kind of position I hit it less often than if it's east west, so as a 1/4 turn doesn't make much difference to the actual setting, I try to do that.
by Tim Kelly
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: will my spool fit ........
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: will my spool fit ........

No. Tatulas have a long axle unlike the spools you have.
by Tim Kelly
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Corto prototype 6'1" review
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: Corto prototype 6'1" review

55g according to the kitchen scales
by Tim Kelly
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Corto prototype 6'1" review
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Corto prototype 6'1" review

I bought the rod on recommendations from here. It's the GNCPS-612L-HS model for clarity as the range of rods is quite confusing. The rod arrived in the week and I had my first chance to use it this morning. Very impressed. It has a very crisp high modulus blank and it built with the very light singl...
by Tim Kelly
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa LT spinning reels
Replies: 12
Views: 1552

Re: Daiwa LT spinning reels

:lol: :lol: Thank you.
by Tim Kelly
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa LT spinning reels
Replies: 12
Views: 1552

Re: Daiwa LT spinning reels

Just me then. :lol: