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by JBcrankaddict
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Aldebaran 50 MGL
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Aldebaran 50 MGL

Good to know about the MGL spools. Thanks JB And to be more detailed with what I was told from Shimano, the Magnumlite(MGL) spools had issues if they were in a composite frame, which is why they made the Chronarch G. Wouldn’t use the Chronarch MGL in salt, even though I haven’t really heard of any ...
by JBcrankaddict
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Aldebaran 50 MGL
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Aldebaran 50 MGL

MGL spool is fine in the salt, it was only the CI4+ spool that had issues. Aldebaran will work well in the salt if you stay up on the maintenance and get some good grease to put on those aluminum gears.
by JBcrankaddict
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Garage Baits
Topic: Custom Paints
Replies: 72
Views: 20458

Re: Custom Paints

mark poulson wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:22 am
JBcrankaddict wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:04 am
Man, tough crowd :-k :lol:
Beautiful work!
Thanks Mark! Are you still building lures?
by JBcrankaddict
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Garage Baits
Topic: Custom Paints
Replies: 72
Views: 20458

Re: Custom Paints

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:36 am
Those should do nicely. Me likey! =D>
Thanks Tim! Trying to break out of my saltwater shell and make some freshwater patterns has been fun
by JBcrankaddict
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Garage Baits
Topic: Custom Paints
Replies: 72
Views: 20458

Re: Custom Paints

MountainMan 83 wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:30 am

I was going to reply but I thought maybe you were getting tired of me praising your amazing work, lol!
No way man, definitely open to any comments, good or bad! Just trying to have some fun playing around with this stuff. Have you still been messing around with the airbrush?
by JBcrankaddict
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Garage Baits
Topic: Custom Paints
Replies: 72
Views: 20458

Re: Custom Paints

Man, tough crowd :-k :lol:
by JBcrankaddict
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Why I Fish
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: Why I Fish

Great job brother, teach them young. Hobbies are very important in life, and are something I think a lot of people are missing out on these days. Keep up the good work!
by JBcrankaddict
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: Bearings

Are those EBay bearings better than stock? I seen some offers for $1 per bearing, can’t really trust those. For frame bearings in my reels I buy Boca ABEC 5, spool bearings usually Hedgehog Hybrids. Can’t say I notice any difference between them and factory bearings, a quality stainless steel ABEC1...
by JBcrankaddict
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: Bearings

Since no one could answer this question, which definitely surprised me as we have lots of expert reel techs on here, I’ll share the answer I found. EBay had the best prices by far. Find what you want and message the seller and see if they can give a better deal. Great bearings as well.
by JBcrankaddict
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Garage Baits
Topic: Custom Paints
Replies: 72
Views: 20458

Re: Custom Paints

Been trying to get my creativity flowing, and bream patterns are a great way to do that. Trying to match our tannic water bluegill around here which are very bright fish. Lot of fun trying to come up with something randomly, and think they turned out looking pretty nice. Ready to take them down to S...
by JBcrankaddict
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: what is the best one stop shop crankbait rod?
Replies: 15
Views: 1199

Re: what is the best one stop shop crankbait rod?

Cumara 7’ H/MF. Old rod, but still my favorite cranking rod. Super light for a H powered cranking rod, with enough power for most cranks. I’ve thrown BDS 1, and up to a 6XD on them, and also use one for frogging. A 7’ with 3/8-1 1/4oz ratings would be a great choice to cover close in work and also a...
by JBcrankaddict
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VMC Hook Eye Epoxy?
Replies: 13
Views: 966

Re: VMC Hook Eye Epoxy?

I just don’t like VMC hooks. Just not sharp enough for my liking. Owner and Gamakatsu for me, love their variety, and I can get VMC very cheap. Adding a little epoxy to the hook eyes takes about 1 minute to do a whole pack of hooks, so it’s worth it. Never broke braid on hooksets, but noticed fluoro...
by JBcrankaddict
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1702
Views: 471877

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Loving all these catches, awesome fish guys =D> Polkfish, same thing happens to me, one a year but always a fun one, and they do thump it! Great job man! First time targeting these fish in over a decade and I’m sure I wouldn’t have hooked up without the help of another angler fishing the same stretc...
by JBcrankaddict
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1702
Views: 471877

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

mark poulson wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:03 am
Wow!
Gone Phishin wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:36 am

Wow indeed! Great story and beautiful fish! 8-)
hoohoorjoo wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:27 pm

What a bull! =D> =D> =D>
Thanks guys, love these surprises. That really was a make it or break it situation, stop and turn the fish or you lose, and definitely was lucky in that regard.
by JBcrankaddict
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1702
Views: 471877

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

These dock battles are crazy. Sitting in front of one dock and paralleling the next one with a Shallow Pointer, this fish dropped the hammer on a long pause about 5’ off the corner piling. Shook me through my shoulders :lol: Luckily she ran out for the first few seconds, just long enough for me to g...