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by Reverendo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Thinking I'd Like to Build a Musky Rod BUT...
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Re: Thinking I'd Like to Build a Musky Rod BUT...

Mattman wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:40 pm
If you're a skilled builder, you can make your own ferrule and turn your 1-piece blank into a 2-piece rod.
I'm not skilled. I've only build one rod. Came out nice, but that's all I have to go by...
by Reverendo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Thinking I'd Like to Build a Musky Rod BUT...
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Thinking I'd Like to Build a Musky Rod BUT...

I'd like it to be an 8ft. 10 in. model (8'6" through 9 ft. would work too). Now here's the caveat: I'd like it to be a 2 piece (70/30 split) model, and somewhat high-end. If I could get a Japanese blank that would be great, but I'm not aware of any Japanese rod makers selling rod blanks. Any suggest...
by Reverendo
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts
Replies: 20
Views: 3045

Re: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts

Let me say that I do appreciate all of you that took the time to give me your opinions and suggestions.  I would not have considered some of these options without your feedback.  So thank you.     I think I found the culprit.  It seems that the 1.5 oz. Live Target Mullet is the suspect.  If you've b...
by Reverendo
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts
Replies: 20
Views: 3045

Re: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts

Agreed on sucky technique. lol
I got one overrun ... again it occurred when I tried to put some real zing to the cast.
by Reverendo
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts
Replies: 20
Views: 3045

Re: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts

Morning Update: Well I heeded the advice of several on here and removed the 30# Samurai.  I had some 50# J-Braid laying around, so I spooled the reel up half way just for kicks and giggles.  This morning I headed out to a nearby canal to test this theory.  I played with both the spool control and br...
by Reverendo
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts
Replies: 20
Views: 3045

Re: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts

Well I’m fishing in the salt, where some fish can strip 150-200 yds in a blink. This is the reason for the 350 yards. That is also the other concern about adding tape to the spool. To be honest, I’m not completely understanding how it’ll prevent the overrun. If my longest cast is 45yds., and I put t...
by Reverendo
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts
Replies: 20
Views: 3045

Re: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts

I'm not sure the braid is digging into itself as the level wind seems to be doing a good job spooling that line at a proper angle. Also, I'm not seeing or feeling it digging into itself. It could be, and I will certainly look for that. The Calcutta 400 is a Conquest version so it is not nearly as wi...
by Reverendo
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts
Replies: 20
Views: 3045

Re: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts

I would think the 30lb Samurai is way too thin if you're trying to cast a 1.5oz bait hard. It may be bedding in on the spool when you give it the extra power in the cast. Samurai is very over rated for it's diameter compared to most other brands, Spiderwire is the same. If you want to stick to Samu...
by Reverendo
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Swimbait Fishing
Topic: Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts
Replies: 20
Views: 3045

Eliminating Backlash on Strong Casts

I'm not new to baitcasters, so I'm a little befuddled with this new combo I'm breaking in (Calcutta 400 & 7'10" rod, 30# Samurai braid). I'm using this combo in South Florida's inlets for snook, etc. The bait is Live Target Mullet (1.5 oz.). I've adjusted the spool control knob and breaks according ...
by Reverendo
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Tulala Monstruo 710
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: Tulala Monstruo 710

That’s fantastic! I recommend checking out DRT USA site. I was pleasantly surprised with what they are now making available in the US and the DRT/Tulala offering sitting in the rods menu. That must be one little 7'3 stiffy to be rated at 1-4oz. If they have one there has to be more to come. They se...
by Reverendo
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Tulala Monstruo 710
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: Tulala Monstruo 710

Well I pulled the trigger, sight unseen on this swim-bait rod from Japan. The workmanship is exceptional, and the blank looks to be strong as nails, yet with a pleasantly soft tip that should handle baits from 1-4oz. with relative ease... Here's a short unveiling vid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
by Reverendo
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Tulala Monstruo 710
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Tulala Monstruo 710

Well I pulled the trigger, sight unseen on this swim-bait rod from Japan. The workmanship is exceptional, and the blank looks to be strong as nails, yet with a pleasantly soft tip that should handle baits from 1-4oz. with relative ease... Here's a short unveiling vid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
by Reverendo
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: TackleDirect Problems?
Replies: 6
Views: 1952

TackleDirect Problems?

What is going on over at TD? I've been a customer for years and spend mucho dinero with them without any problems, but it seems that for the last few weeks their service has hit rock bottom. No one picks up the phone. No one returns calls. Items listed as "in stock" are not. Yelp and other review si...
by Reverendo
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Tulala blanks?
Replies: 29
Views: 3087

Re: Tulala blanks?

Thank you. Here’s a dumb question. What do you mean by “snipe?” I’ve heard it a few times and I get the feeling it’s being used in a way I’m not familiar with. Some places offer a service to buy you the rod you want from a place that does not ship and send it to you. They have the shipping figured ...
by Reverendo
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Tulala blanks?
Replies: 29
Views: 3087

Re: Tulala blanks?

Thank you. Here’s a dumb question. What do you mean by “snipe?” I’ve heard it a few times and I get the feeling it’s being used in a way I’m not familiar with. Some places offer a service to buy you the rod you want from a place that does not ship and send it to you. They have the shipping figured ...