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by Sore Thumb
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My 2020 rod/reel arsenal - High end Shimano/Loomis
Replies: 32
Views: 1854

Re: My 2020 rod/reel arsenal - High end Shimano/Loomis

My counting could be wrong, but I think there is a rod without a partner. Next purchase?
by Sore Thumb
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Uses for Copoly?
Replies: 22
Views: 1374

Re: Uses for Copoly?

I use both mono and braid for squarebills and lipless cranks. It depends on the situation-braid around wood cover, mono around rocks. If the drag is set correctly, braid works better for lipless baits imo, especially out in deeper water. Braid also helps when ripping a bait free from grass to draw ...
by Sore Thumb
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Conquest DC
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Conquest DC

New models and sizes coming soon. Start at 100 size.
by Sore Thumb
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Budget Sweet Spot... Casting Reels
Replies: 52
Views: 54846

Re: Budget Sweet Spot... Casting Reels

I like how poor people who can't afford high end gear always say ;"your 600$ rod won't catch you more fish than my 40$ ugly stick uhuhuhuhuh". But it does catch more fish.I can feel so many more bites that I couldnt detect when I was poor and fishing with cheap rods.You get what you pay for.A 600$ ...
by Sore Thumb
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Snaps
Replies: 11
Views: 876

Re: Snaps

Thanks for the info and recommendations. I understand the purpose of split rings allowing for more freedom, but wasn't sure if the shape, size, and added weight of a snap would hinder an already lightweight lure. For general bass fishing I was always somewhat discouraged from using snaps because of...
by Sore Thumb
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Lower gear ratio for SS Air
Replies: 22
Views: 768

Re: Lower gear ratio for SS Air

Thanks, but like I said, my thumb does that.
by Sore Thumb
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Lower gear ratio for SS Air
Replies: 22
Views: 768

Re: Lower gear ratio for SS Air

Thanks again! going to let them know and see if they can get them ordered for me! Since I'm asking you so many questions do you have an opinion on the drag clicker mod? I like the drag clicker feature that comes stock on the Steez CT. It seems beneficial on a finesse reel with light line and low dr...
by Sore Thumb
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Lower gear ratio for SS Air
Replies: 22
Views: 768

Re: Lower gear ratio for SS Air

Thanks again! going to let them know and see if they can get them ordered for me! Since I'm asking you so many questions do you have an opinion on the drag clicker mod? I like the drag clicker feature that comes stock on the Steez CT. It seems beneficial on a finesse reel with light line and low dr...
by Sore Thumb
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Daiwa rebillion rods?
Replies: 15
Views: 2012

Re: Daiwa rebillion rods?

Hogsticker2 wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:05 pm
HVF or SVF?
HVF according to video.
by Sore Thumb
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: A classic rod and a new reel
Replies: 29
Views: 2265

Re: A classic rod and a new reel

Lovely looking combo. Always liked the offset reel seat with a round reel. If Daiwa could do a 50 size I would be all over it. Maybe try the new Millionaire CT SV. Shoild just about disappear in your hand but still offer a very firm hold.
by Sore Thumb
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: —Daiwa Catalina TW 4.9:1–
Replies: 54
Views: 5717

Re: —Daiwa Catalina TW 4.9:1–

Was talking with a buddy regarding the Catalina's line capacity. Decided to do the math but it doesn't add up in my opinion. Seem to not hold a lot of 20lb sniper. Tackle trap claims 140yds of 50lb braid. I used the info of basic PowerPro, 50lb has a diameter of 0.36mm. Pretty close to that of 20lb...
by Sore Thumb
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: 2015 exist spool question
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: 2015 exist spool question

capesmallie wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:57 am
Sore Thumb wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:50 pm
2015 Exist is a Real Four design so any of the RCS, for example, spools will fit. 2500 is the deepest I think.
Thank you didn’t want to order one from over seas to have it not fit
Plenty of compatibility charts available from the usual Japanese sites.
by Sore Thumb
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Scorpion MGL
Replies: 27
Views: 6268

Re: Scorpion MGL

I guess I should add that many of the other reels I have owned are of the Scorpion quality ie plastic side plates such as the Tatula ct and many of the older Curados. It’s not my first rodeo so pump and wind and judicious thumb pressure are all part of my repertoire, as with all Barra fishermen low...
by Sore Thumb
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: 2015 exist spool question
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: 2015 exist spool question

2015 Exist is a Real Four design so any of the RCS, for example, spools will fit. 2500 is the deepest I think.
by Sore Thumb
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Alphas air stream custom
Replies: 249
Views: 28779

Re: Alphas air stream custom

found a Aldebaren BFS XG brand new in the box on locally for $290 AUD so will start with that (not a bad first BFS reel if you ask me) only concern is the 8:1 gear ratio. Can't find much info online about modding this (only a post about an older model that a guy modded), is it possible? For what I ...