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by Mike son
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1604
Views: 399580

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

rando wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:14 pm
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Nice fish. What river in IL if you don't mind me asking?

Here's one from the Dupage I got last week.

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by Mike son
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Looking for a casting rod for trout but with power, BFS?
Replies: 11
Views: 329

Re: Looking for a casting rod for trout but with power, BFS?

There are lots of good rodbuilders up your way. Do a google search for rodbuilders. Heck, I know a guy relatively close in Olympia WI who does great work. (At least, I THINK that's in your back of the woods). I'm in Chicagoland. I don't know any personally but I'm sure there are a rod builders in m...
by Mike son
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Looking for a casting rod for trout but with power, BFS?
Replies: 11
Views: 329

Re: Looking for a casting rod for trout but with power, BFS?

Time to go custom 👌 I was resisting the urge to make the same suggestion, because theres always a learning curve when you venture into custom rods. I've had upwards of 40 different customs built, and currently only have 4 in my possession. I sold off the rest, because they weren't exactly what I wa...
by Mike son
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Looking for a casting rod for trout but with power, BFS?
Replies: 11
Views: 329

Re: Looking for a casting rod for trout but with power, BFS?

Thanks for the replies guys, a lot of useful info and experiences. I was afraid most BFS rods would be too stiff, or fast, as they are made mostly for small rubber jigs and plastics. What I had seen in the trout rods were rods too short for my liking and perhaps not powerful enough to throw the 1/4o...
by Mike son
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Looking for a casting rod for trout but with power, BFS?
Replies: 11
Views: 329

Looking for a casting rod for trout but with power, BFS?

I'd like to find a rod to fish 1/8oz to 1/4oz inline spinners and some small hardbaits. Real weight of the lures range from 4g to 8.2g with 90% of the time spent throwing the 1/4oz spinners, so sweet spot around 7g. The main target would be trout in small to mid size streams. I currently use a ML mo...
by Mike son
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Where are the shimanos?
Replies: 1428
Views: 368146

Re: Where are the shimanos?

russ57 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:43 am
Mike son wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:59 am
From my short pond outing before the lightning ran me off

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Sexy! Which PG is that?
Hyper Approach
by Mike son
Sat May 16, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Shipping times nowadays
Replies: 106
Views: 8792

Re: Shipping times nowadays

I got a reel shipped into the US last week from Japan. Shipped via fedex and arrived quick as usual.
by Mike son
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....
Replies: 92
Views: 17960

Re: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....

Anyone know the handle lengths on the USDM models? I see 84mm for the JDM models with a 90mm handle on the JDM XG.
by Mike son
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Bass Fishing Bycatches
Replies: 41
Views: 8633

Re: Bass Fishing Bycatches

Keep running into crappie burning a lipless over grass in the small ponds and lakes still open around here. Ended up catching my pb at a hair over 15" yesterday evening.

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by Mike son
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: snapped plastic pin found inside reel
Replies: 3
Views: 735

Re: snapped plastic pin found inside reel

A whole day on this Daiwa heavy forum and no one has responded to this post? [-X This happened to my buddy's Tat SV too. @heddonfrog, not sure if that works. Those pins support the inductor ramp or something on the SV spool(I'm not a big Daiwa guy so I can't be sure of the specifics). He just sent h...
by Mike son
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What’s on your Reel’s Foot
Replies: 15
Views: 2079

Re: What’s on your Reel’s Foot

AlgonquinFan wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:30 am
I use the JDM Abu Garcia reel foot covers/protectors.

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Do you know what size cover fit Daiwa reel feet?
by Mike son
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Where are the shimanos?
Replies: 1428
Views: 368146

Re: Where are the shimanos?

From my short pond outing before the lightning ran me off

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by Mike son
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Let's see that backlash!
Replies: 44
Views: 10896

Re: Let's see that backlash!

Been awhile, but it's back https://i.imgur.com/fWNIDWBl.jpg This one wasn't salvageable :lol:. Pitching a little finesse jig and the hook caught my knit glove. Ended up being a blessing in disguise as the other rod I brought with me was a chatterbait rod. Pond bass were all over it on a 38 degree cl...
by Mike son
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What’s on your Reel’s Foot
Replies: 15
Views: 2079

Re: What’s on your Reel’s Foot

Depending on thickness and allowance of install, cut some non hermatic "non glue lined" heat shrink to the desired length and slip on and shrink away; allowing a small portion to pass the edge of the foot on both ends of the foot... This is what I do. I use a lighter to fold down the end, thickens ...
by Mike son
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod for Steez
Replies: 5
Views: 823

Re: Rod for Steez

Put it on the nrx for jigs and senkos. I used an sv tw sh for jackhammers on an nrx 843 once or twice in a pinch and I felt way too many vibrations through the reel. Used a steez a sh instead just so my hand wouldnt go numb after awhile.