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by hokiehi
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....
Replies: 85
Views: 11343

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

I use electrical tape to attach a 3/8” galvanized steel pipe cap and then shrink wrap the whole thing. Looks janky but it’s worked extremely well for me
by hokiehi
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Chronarch MGL Drive Shaft
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: Chronarch MGL Drive Shaft

I take the screw out when cleaning my reels so i can clean just the drive shaft. Be careful though, there’s a spring loaded pin holding the gear in place that can go flying if you take the gear off too hastily. As far as the washers, they should be there. Otherwise your drag will either be 0% or 100...
by hokiehi
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Metanium mgl Brass Gears
Replies: 8
Views: 1868

Re: Shimano Metanium mgl Brass Gears

Have any of you guys noticed the brass gears going rough a while after the swap? I did the swap maybe four months ago and they’ve already gone out Did u replace the pinion gear, too, or re-use the original Metanium pinion? I know from personal experience-you ALWAYS replace gears as a set. I learned...
by hokiehi
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Metanium mgl Brass Gears
Replies: 8
Views: 1868

Re: Shimano Metanium mgl Brass Gears

Have any of you guys noticed the brass gears going rough a while after the swap? I did the swap maybe four months ago and they’ve already gone out
by hokiehi
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Balancing a Levante
Replies: 0
Views: 1519

Balancing a Levante

A few months ago I picked up a Levante Braillist from Tackle Warehouse after sifting through countless reviews. I loved the styling of the rod and the action was just right for throwing texas rigs and mid sized jigs. The only thing I couldn't get past was how tip heavy it felt in my hands. I didn't ...
by hokiehi
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty
Replies: 403
Views: 200028

Re: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty

I'm a righty casting and lefty spinning. I have a very unique grip on my rod that lets me get away with reeling righty that was developed from my first reel being a bantam mag 1000 with the spool release on the side. I'd have to hold the spool with my left thumb while hitting the free spool with my ...
by hokiehi
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Righty Spinning AND Lefty Casting?
Replies: 14
Views: 3283

Re: Righty Spinning AND Lefty Casting?

This sounds like the same switch (but in reverse) that most people make. But it doesn't make nearly as much sense to me since from what i've seen, casting gear is usually marketed towards right hand retrieve and spinning towards left.
by hokiehi
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Favorite Chatterbait
Replies: 37
Views: 15374

Re: Favorite Chatterbait

This thread seems like the best place to ask this question... I am looking for a gold blade with a blue-gil or similar multi-colored colored skirt. Who makes such a bait? Omega makes a chatterbait with those exact components. I’ve switched over to their baits exclusively because they include a ball...
by hokiehi
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best rod tubes for travel
Replies: 4
Views: 2311

Re: Best rod tubes for travel

I've never flown with my rods, so i can't speak to the abuse that an airline company would put on a travel tube. That said, I use a 4" schedule 40 PVC cut to 7'6" for my rods and feel extremely confident that my rods would survive a flight. I use unthreaded caps that slip onto the pipe and marked on...
by hokiehi
Sat May 04, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: New Levante vs
Replies: 12
Views: 2339

Re: New Levante vs

Rod balancing kits do exist, so i could make the butt of the rod just a little bit fatter in exchange for better balance.
by hokiehi
Fri May 03, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: New Levante vs
Replies: 12
Views: 2339

Re: New Levante vs

https://i.postimg.cc/Yh7MR4pg/IMG-7679.jpg Here's the balance comparison between the two rods. https://i.postimg.cc/Wtgs0mPT/IMG-7680.jpg Balancing the SA733 with a Met. https://i.postimg.cc/XBS3TqdR/IMG-7681.jpg Balancing the Braillist with the same Met. Update: I took the Braillist/Met combo out ...
by hokiehi
Fri May 03, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: New Levante vs
Replies: 12
Views: 2339

Re: New Levante vs

Based on my super scientific balancing system of a chair crossbeam, the SA733 balances about 3.5" closer to the reel seat than the Braillist. The SA733's balance point with a MetMGL is almost immediately in front of the end of the reel (about 0.5") whereas the balance point for the Braillist is abou...
by hokiehi
Thu May 02, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: New Levante vs
Replies: 12
Views: 2339

Re: New Levante vs

I have the Braillist coming in tomorrow so I'll be able to compare it to a Dobyns Sierra 733. Does anyone have a list of how much rods in the new Levante series weigh?
by hokiehi
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Issues with Tackle Warehouse
Replies: 35
Views: 11120

Re: Issues with Tackle Warehouse

Has anyone else has issues with TWH taking much longer than usual to ship out orders? It used to be next day at the latest and now it’s just taking forever
by hokiehi
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New reel dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 1648

Re: New reel dilemma

Just noticed another thread today, about a Chronarch MGL's gears clicking. I stepped mine up to a 7'6"MH rod not long ago and have still had no issues. I assume the Bantam can only be more tough??? The line guide shortness cannot be too much of an issue though, only ever seen minor complaints about...