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by spoonplugger1
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Isn't it crazy that some Daiwa platforms are almost 20y old and still in production?
Replies: 24
Views: 6089

Re: Isn't it crazy that some Daiwa platforms are almost 20y old and still in production?

What's crazy about it, the Tournament SS reels have been around since the 80's you can still get a real ultralight size with a pretty high line capacity, lots of record fish caught on them and the 1300 SS is a long loved steelhead reel that is as reliable as a hammer. Some don't want to have to buy ...
by spoonplugger1
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: CFX Carbon Grips
Replies: 6
Views: 4601

Re: CFX Carbon Grips

On purpose, she has stepped on the same grip many times for customers, since there is no blank or dowel in the grip, I'm sure sooner , or later it will fail. If you've been pouring your own, it's not the same foam, it has the strength of 18 lb. poured foam, but weighs very close to poured 6 lb. foam.
by spoonplugger1
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: reel deal
Replies: 14
Views: 3889

Re: reel deal

Any reel you get at a certain price point is going to be pretty similar to the others, the vast majority are bought at $100, or less, if you don't build a good reel in that market, for each price point, your soon out of business. A big thing in keeping your gear looking good and working reliably in ...
by spoonplugger1
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: DC Reels: Curado and Metanium for Steelhead / Cohos?
Replies: 5
Views: 2409

Re: DC Reels: Curado and Metanium for Steelhead / Cohos?

I'm not sure a DC reel is necessary for those fish and your gear, been using both for 50 years and even then I could throw baits and lures further than I could fish them effectively. A 9 1/2 - 10 ft. medium drift will easily throw lures over to the other bank on an awful lot of our rivers with a Cur...
by spoonplugger1
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Has anyone used Am Tackle Spin Seats?
Replies: 1
Views: 4860

Re: Has anyone used Am Tackle Spin Seats?

It uses the same insert as the casting version, don't particularly like them. There is zero practical advantage to them, lots of reasons not to use them.
by spoonplugger1
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Where to purchase JDM blanks?
Replies: 10
Views: 5259

Re: Where to purchase JDM blanks?

The rod blank market is so small and tied to minimum price points by most purchasers the vast majority of companies don't bother. It's more work and stocking costs than it's worth.
by spoonplugger1
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: CFX Carbon Grips
Replies: 6
Views: 4601

Re: CFX Carbon Grips

My 130 lb wife can a stand on one of the full length grips wirh no damage.
by spoonplugger1
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: spinning rod suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 4220

Re: spinning rod suggestions?

I was talking about the casting reel seat.
by spoonplugger1
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: spinning rod suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 4220

Re: spinning rod suggestions?

Looks like Diawa took their design from the old Wiebe design, the same design still used by Edge rods
by spoonplugger1
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Spiral Wrap Setup
Replies: 21
Views: 37033

Re: Spiral Wrap Setup

Good info here, the type of spiral used is a personal thing, truth is you could make a full 1 1/2 turn spiral (540°) and it wouldn't make a difference in performance.
by spoonplugger1
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Point blank measurement chart
Replies: 8
Views: 2560

Re: Point blank measurement chart

The area on a Point Blank that you use for the grip area is much straighter, (minor taper) than the average blank.
by spoonplugger1
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: NFC pricing
Replies: 36
Views: 8178

Re: NFC pricing

The reason the Xrays are cheaper is they are trying to get a good roll out with a minimum of designs in production. If the materials price is similar priced it shouldn't be demonstratively different in price. Delta is not IM unsanded, it isma multi modulus design like many over the last decade or lo...
by spoonplugger1
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Loomis SR6010-2 GL3
Replies: 8
Views: 1894

Re: Loomis SR6010-2 GL3

Older lMX rods from the Gary Loomis era had Pac Bay match guides in them, the reason yours has the 4mm spinning guides and small tip top.. When Shimano bought them they went to all japanese parts for the guides and Fuji quit building match guides in the the early 90s I believe. Pacific Bay still mak...
by spoonplugger1
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Trout casting rod.
Replies: 15
Views: 4225

Re: Trout casting rod.

Short trout rods leave a lot to be desired. Long rods drift bait more naturally and deeper in a river, or stream. They also cast further and easier, lastly any fish you catch will feel larger and be therefore more fun to catch on a long rod. The only time I would think a short rod is an advantage is...
by spoonplugger1
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: St Croix. . . . Naked
Replies: 21
Views: 4787

Re: St Croix. . . . Naked

Remove the finish with a citrus paint stripper, sanding cuts fibers, especially near the tip. No blank needs a finish, the shelf life of the cured blank is 5000 years. Something people forget when giving an opinion on what is best, is informing the people on exactly by how much your improving it. Ma...