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by lifeofRiley
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Stradic Ci4+ 2500 FA One way clutch
Replies: 0
Views: 49

Stradic Ci4+ 2500 FA One way clutch

I might have posted about this reel a year or two ago. I actually have 3 of these identical model reels and they've all been good to me. One in particular has problems from time to time with the handle slipping backwards. It seems to be worse in colder weather. I had it out today, with temps hoverin...
by lifeofRiley
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: "older" shimano casting reels
Replies: 8
Views: 971

"older" shimano casting reels

I know from all the posts here, that people are always asking about daiwa SV 103 tatula HD xp yz bla bla bla variants. Adding some new weird spring and having it super tuned by captain reel magic. All that being said, none of it will beat a curado E, chronarch E, chronarch D, CU200B, CH100SF, CU50E,...
by lifeofRiley
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: spro rat smaller sizes
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: spro rat smaller sizes

a buddy gave me a few different sizes to try. I'll report back once I throw them.
by lifeofRiley
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: spro rat smaller sizes
Replies: 4
Views: 642

spro rat smaller sizes

I'm wondering if anyone has tried the smaller version of the SPRO rat, either 25 or 30. They are supposed to be a wakebait, but I've heard that they dive like a crankbait. I do own a big one, but only threw it a few times, and now it sits on the shelf collecting sunlight and dust.
by lifeofRiley
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Looking to try a cicada bait. Opinions?
Replies: 15
Views: 1243

Re: Looking to try a cicada bait. Opinions?

How do those bass taste?
by lifeofRiley
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Looking to try a cicada bait. Opinions?
Replies: 15
Views: 1243

Looking to try a cicada bait. Opinions?

I fish a few small rivers with a lot of bugs around. I want to try a cicada type bait and see how it works. I believe there's three out there, the megabass grand siglett, savage gear 3d cicada, and one by duo realis. Has anyone tried any and have opinions on which one I should try? From what I know ...
by lifeofRiley
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: reels in australia
Replies: 4
Views: 674

reels in australia

Does australia get the same model reels as the US. What are the main species targeted there, is it all saltwater or do they have lakes there? Is there largemouth bass? Smallmouth? Brown trout?
by lifeofRiley
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Question on CH100D7
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Question on CH100D7

A good buddy just gave me one to replace the knobs on it for him. He bought on ebay, and I opened the reel up quickly to check the internals. The reel was really clean and in good shape, although the damper spring was missing, which I suspected because it seems to be gone on about half of these reel...
by lifeofRiley
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano reel names
Replies: 38
Views: 3741

Re: Shimano reel names

I knew there were picky people on here, but wow. Won’t buy a reel because of the name??? Seriously? While I agree that Vanford is a weird name, definitely wouldn’t keep me from buying a reel. Even a name as bad as Tatulion I know, and I hate to be that guy! Usually I'm shaking my head while reading...
by lifeofRiley
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano reel names
Replies: 38
Views: 3741

Shimano reel names

I don't know what happened, they used to be hands down the best in the industry. Chronarch, Curado, Calcutta, CORE, Stradic. Eventually we saw "aldebaran," and that is goofy as all get out. Not bad, but no one ever came up to me and said, "I got the new aldeblaberaana." Now we have the "Vanford". Ju...
by lifeofRiley
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: VBS brake maintenance/issues encountered
Replies: 11
Views: 4270

Re: VBS brake maintenance/issues encountered

Slazmo wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:35 pm
Hit the very end of the pin with wet and dry around its outside as to give it some "key" for the glue to set against. It's quiet a small area and a challenge but I did it and hasn't moved since.
What exactly is wet and dry?
by lifeofRiley
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: I identify as a bolt, but realise I'm a shaft.
Replies: 15
Views: 2232

Re: I identify as a bolt, but realise I'm a shaft.

I love working on reels, but man, you are a step above. Nice work!
by lifeofRiley
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: VBS brake maintenance/issues encountered
Replies: 11
Views: 4270

Re: VBS brake maintenance/issues encountered

I'm revisiting this post because the reel has acted up again. I did get a lot of good fishing time in before the ticking returned due to the vbs post coming loose. I looked at the plastic casing and sure enough there are cracks at the base of 2 of the posts. For those who have glued these before, wh...
by lifeofRiley
Thu May 28, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Curado noise on retrieve
Replies: 16
Views: 3217

Re: Curado noise on retrieve

The only reason I see to pre-service a new reel is if there are metal shavings on the gears that will cause them to "roughen up" quickly. Slaz is the one that brought this to my attention. I think when I initially saw Slaz post about this it was on a daiwa tear down of a new reel he did. I've got a...
by lifeofRiley
Wed May 27, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: stradic ci4+ revamp
Replies: 0
Views: 903

stradic ci4+ revamp

Any guesses on when a model change is coming? I wouldn't mind finding some of the current ones on clearance soon. It's nice for me to have a similar batch when it comes to spinning reels due to spare spool swaps.