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by 1nutinthewater
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Screeching Zillion HD
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Re: Screeching Zillion HD

Drop of oil on the spool bearings took care of it........ :big grin:
by 1nutinthewater
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Screeching Zillion HD
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Screeching Zillion HD

Started screeching today when casting- did not notice any effect on distance- Salmon season about over anyhow so almost time to tear it down. Safe to use for another trip or 2?
by 1nutinthewater
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Protecting reels from scratches
Replies: 16
Views: 2158

Re: Protecting reels from scratches

Standing on a rock in the river with a 15#+ fish on then trying to wade back to shore to find some where to land it while digging out a reel cover attempting to maintain footing and not fall in sounds challenging but i will try!
Nobody said fishing is easy........ :crying:
by 1nutinthewater
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1500
Views: 338028

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

Jack Chinook & his friend
by 1nutinthewater
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Deeper spool for Bantam MGL?
Replies: 12
Views: 1876

Re: Deeper spool for Bantam MGL?

Either put good 30lb braid that isnt .015 diam, or drop to a thinner line. This. I’d put some calipers on that line and see what the actual diameter is. No way that reel holds less line than a 50. Its huge! Problem solved- Removed the line and taking it out of commission to send in and see if the c...
by 1nutinthewater
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Deeper spool for Bantam MGL?
Replies: 12
Views: 1876

Re: Deeper spool for Bantam MGL?

Looking for more line capacity- Spooled with 30# Fireline Ultra 8 it only holds about 60 yards and i know a salmon is going to spool me any day.............. Not sure it makes a difference but this is a JDM reel Did you buy it new? If not, maybe the reel came with an aftermarket shallower spool to ...
by 1nutinthewater
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Deeper spool for Bantam MGL?
Replies: 12
Views: 1876

Re: Deeper spool for Bantam MGL?

1nutinthewater wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:11 am
Looking for more line capacity- Spooled with 30# Fireline Ultra 8 it only holds about 60 yards and i know a salmon is going to spool me any day..............

Not sure it makes a difference but this is a JDM reel
by 1nutinthewater
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Deeper spool for Bantam MGL?
Replies: 12
Views: 1876

Re: Deeper spool for Bantam MGL?

cndbasshunter wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:07 pm
0.15 dia is like 50lb sunline briad.
and 30# Fireline Ultra 8...........
by 1nutinthewater
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Deeper spool for Bantam MGL?
Replies: 12
Views: 1876

Re: Deeper spool for Bantam MGL?

Just measured- 57 yards. 7 yards of 12# backing.
Ultra 8 30# dia- .015
by 1nutinthewater
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Stiff thumb bar on Bantam MGL
Replies: 0
Views: 1996

Stiff thumb bar on Bantam MGL

Thumb bar is harder to depress than any of the dozen reels I have and gets noticeably harder in extreme cold. Any remedy for this besides sending it in to Shimano?
by 1nutinthewater
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Deeper spool for Bantam MGL?
Replies: 12
Views: 1876

Deeper spool for Bantam MGL?

Looking for more line capacity- Spooled with 30# Fireline Ultra 8 it only holds about 60 yards and i know a salmon is going to spool me any day..............
by 1nutinthewater
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Getting into BFS
Replies: 28
Views: 4297

Re: Getting into BFS

I use a Tat CT with $40 DIY spool loaded with 6# fireline ultra 8 and throw 1/8 oz all day long for trout with ease. Prefer this over a Calcutta Conquest BFS HG I had and sold. Paired with the Teton 662 its a great trout set up. Is 1/8 oz the lowest the Teton 662 can handle? (Is the 662 Light or Ul...
by 1nutinthewater
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Protecting reels from scratches
Replies: 16
Views: 2158

Re: Protecting reels from scratches

I am quite careful and always keep them covered but bobber and egg fishing for salmon and having to rebait every few casts makes it impractical to cover reel every time..... If only i had a third arm!
by 1nutinthewater
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Protecting reels from scratches
Replies: 16
Views: 2158

Re: Protecting reels from scratches

SW reels are notorious for getting banged up on the SoCal longrange sport boats, they'd hit other reels or the walls when in the boat's rod holders. To prevent this from happening to my higher end reels, and rods too, I used 3M Clearbra on them. The same stuff used on cars. It's fairly easy to appl...
by 1nutinthewater
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Protecting reels from scratches
Replies: 16
Views: 2158

Protecting reels from scratches

Is there anything made to put on the body of a reel to protect it from scratches? Makes me sick to get scratches on a new reel but fishing the local rivers which are all rock it is impossible not to set the reel down on it for re baiting. Recently made the mistake of setting my rod down while trying...