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by timinmo
Sat May 23, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Mandalorian Beskar Conquest BFS HG “This is the way”
Replies: 10
Views: 347

Re: Mandalorian Beskar Conquest BFS HG “This is the way”

Great stuff indeed. I still would like to get my Pixy done. But I never tire of seeing your work.





















































pixy
by timinmo
Sat May 23, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Evergreen Grand Stallion GTX?
Replies: 29
Views: 2579

Re: Evergreen Grand Stallion GTX?

Looks really good, course for me anything with a Ryoga on it looks good.
by timinmo
Fri May 22, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Automotive Observations
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: Automotive Observations

My feelings maybe different as I spent over 30 years in the auto manufacturing business starting in the early 70s. The first cars I drove were from the early sixties. So here is what I see based on that experience. Cars from the 60s that so many people wax nostalgic about were lucky to make it to 10...
by timinmo
Fri May 22, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Rods
Replies: 4
Views: 181

BFS Rods

I am asking for help in designing a line of BFS rods. This is a hypothetical deal, I am not really going to manufacture a line of rods but I wonder what people would want if they could design their own BFS rod. Interested in line rating, lure rating, lengths and action. Can you help me out.
by timinmo
Wed May 20, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa TWS And Braid, Opinions
Replies: 15
Views: 636

Re: Daiwa TWS And Braid, Opinions

So I was not trying to contradict anyone or put words in anyone's mouth. Here is my stance, by all reports the TWS system had some early problems and by the lack of any new reports, I have assumed that these were fixed. I do not see posts from 2016 as being valid to any current discussion. I could n...
by timinmo
Tue May 19, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa TWS And Braid, Opinions
Replies: 15
Views: 636

Re: Daiwa TWS And Braid, Opinions

The one link I was able to look at was from 2016. Come on guys if you don't like the T-wing that is fine but apparently the problems with it were fixed some time ago. I have seen no new posts of the thing grooving. For me the TWS deal is a non issue I neither love or hate it. I have used braid to le...
by timinmo
Tue May 19, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: American Tackle G2 Carbon Handles
Replies: 23
Views: 1582

Re: American Tackle G2 Carbon Handles

Those handles look great. I had ordered some from NFC a couple months ago and they look very similar if not identical. I have built on one. The problem was they came without trim pieces so the fact these come with trim is a problem solver in my mind. Love the work!!
by timinmo
Mon May 18, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Bobber & Jig Tangles
Replies: 12
Views: 743

Re: Bobber & Jig Tangles

The bobber was hooked directly into one eye of the three way swivel. Main line to one eye and leader to one eye. Sorry if my explanation was not clear.

After the cast you would "work" the jig by shaking the rod. After three days of fishing and shaking a long rod my wrist was killing me.
by timinmo
Mon May 18, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Bobber & Jig Tangles
Replies: 12
Views: 743

Re: Bobber & Jig Tangles

I am posting this not because of any personal expertise but in hope it will help out 1nutinthewater. I fished Dale Hollow lake with a guide and we used the Float n Fly technique several years ago. That technique seems to be very similar to what you are doing. We used a weighted bobber and a jig(fly)...
by timinmo
Thu May 14, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Butt Cap Question
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Re: Butt Cap Question

My assumption is you don't have a power wrapper. If you have, or have access to, a drill press I would use an appropriately sized bit and running it in reverse tends to work well. Separating the two pieces would be my choice. You do not need to cut at the glue line. The cork is already glued togethe...
by timinmo
Tue May 12, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Butt Cap Question
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Re: Butt Cap Question

I'm sure no one is ignoring your question but it is hard to offer suggestions without know just what you are dealing with. Could you post a picture of the butt cap? If not my best suggestion without seeing it is to cut the two apart with a razor blade, ream it and then glue it back together. You can...
by timinmo
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: How do you like your high $$$ round reel?
Replies: 15
Views: 1231

Re: How do you like your high $$$ round reel?

I voted Daiwa but when I think about it I only have one Ryoga and I have several Calcuttas. The reason being that the Calcutta comes in so many sizes and variations while the Ryoga is basically one size with minor variations. Now if they came out with a 50 size Ryoga I would not be able to sleep at ...
by timinmo
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: New Saint overpriced or not?
Replies: 24
Views: 1939

Re: New Saint overpriced or not?

I have a hard time saying anything is overpriced before I ever use or touch it and that seems to be the position of many of the posters. I do remember when Loomis came out with the Conquest and/or NRX rods and everyone cried that they were not worth it. Well the people that thought they were worth t...
by timinmo
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Olympic Vigore
Replies: 40
Views: 3201

Re: Olympic Vigore

Really cool. That is the second video I have seen of rods being built in Japan where they install the reel seat and handle after the guides are in place, Not bad or good just different than I was taught. I have an Olympic and it is a great rod.
by timinmo
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Fishing Line Diameter
Replies: 22
Views: 1884

Re: Fishing Line Diameter

Larry, in your experience, do you notice a difference in lines that are "precision wound" to lines that are not?