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by Bronzeye
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Stradic CI4+ on clearnce...new model coming?
Replies: 52
Views: 5290

Re: Stradic CI4+ on clearnce...new model coming?

When I measured my C2000s Ultegra compared to my 1000 size reels, spools are the same dimensions. Ugh! When Shimano's smaller spinning reel spool sizes for the same numerical designations (e.g., its 2500 vs. Daiwa, Abu, and Pflueger's 2500) gave its reels a weight advantage in spec comparisons, Dai...
by Bronzeye
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: How long does braid last
Replies: 21
Views: 2637

Re: How long does braid last

I know what you mean about the eyesight. Twice this year I have discovered, after making a dozen or more casts, that in my pre-dawn rigging I had run the line through the gap under the tip-top guide ring on a spinning rod instead of through the ring. D'oh!
by Bronzeye
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: How long does braid last
Replies: 21
Views: 2637

Re: How long does braid last

mark poulson wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:51 pm
If I get hung up and can't get it back, I tie my line off to a cleat, and use the TM to pull....
I wonder if your line cut part-way into itself at a point where it crossed over itself on a cleat, once you applied desnagging pressure; that could account for the weak spot.
by Bronzeye
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Dark Sleeper as dropshot rig weight
Replies: 8
Views: 878

Re: Dark Sleeper as dropshot rig weight

I haven't tried it, but see two problems: I would expect a hard hookset to be needed to set the fin-shrouded hook of the Dark Sleeper, which requires stouter line than is typically favored for dropshotting. The pressure of setting the hook if the bottom bait is taken is going to put serious stress o...
by Bronzeye
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: Short strike worm harness
Replies: 3
Views: 1282

Re: Short strike worm harness

Let us know how this works! I suspect that the force needed for a good hookset with the main (thicker-wire) hook might cause the thinner, smaller-gapped trailer hook to rip through flesh and not set if it were the only one in the fish's mouth. My other concern, looking at your rigging, is that the s...
by Bronzeye
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Stradic CI4+ on clearnce...new model coming?
Replies: 52
Views: 5290

Re: Stradic CI4+ on clearnce...new model coming?

Not sure if I canford Vanford. :|
by Bronzeye
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Will the real 4# please stand up
Replies: 11
Views: 1139

Re: Will the real 4# please stand up

I don't think IGFA specifies diameters. I do think it specifies maximum wet break strengths for various line classes, and that manufacturers claiming IGFA-suitable ratings for their lines can make those lines any diameter as long as they break at or below the rated strengths. Ande's Tournament and P...
by Bronzeye
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: A Masterpiece - Shimano's Metanium MGL 150B Baitcaster
Replies: 20
Views: 2231

Re: A Masterpiece - Shimano's Metanium MGL 150B Baitcaster

The first blue-font body paragraph in the review refers to the reel's "19mm MGLIII spool." What measurement of its spool is 19 mm? :shock:
by Bronzeye
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: I don't use spinning gear at all. Do you?
Replies: 62
Views: 4700

Re: I don't use spinning gear at all. Do you?

I use spinning gear for panfish and trout. I also use it for versatility when wading and carrying only one rod.
by Bronzeye
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Power ratings on new NFC X-Ray blanks?
Replies: 23
Views: 7506

Re: Power ratings on new NFC X-Ray blanks?

MardukFIN wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:09 pm
It wont affect at all, but try to take it from tip! :D
Since he expressed his purpose as wanting to reduce the length rather than to alter the action, why make this suggestion? :-k
by Bronzeye
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Horizontal vs Vertical Line tie
Replies: 3
Views: 792

Re: Horizontal vs Vertical Line tie

Johnny A wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:37 pm
I have been using O.S.P. Zero One jigs specifically because the line tie orientation is perpendicular to the shaft of the hook.
Why?
by Bronzeye
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Flipped my yak
Replies: 15
Views: 1354

Re: Flipped my yak

"Caught 5 medium sized brown trout in the 15" - 20" range...." Sounds like the River Goddess demanded something in return. Next trip, perhaps you should tow a small water filter in appeasement for the combo retrieved for you by the competing kayak goddess. I wish my experience in trout fishing were ...
by Bronzeye
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Samurai in Training? Daiwa's J-Braid Grand is Ready for Battle
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Re: Samurai in Training? Daiwa's J-Braid Grand is Ready for Battle

Good review! The "features" ratings chart in the article says it is only available in two colors, but Daiwa's site says it comes in gray, green, and blue. The blue color is probably aimed mostly at saltwater fishermen, but might be the choice of freshwater anglers who rig a topwater reel with braid....
by Bronzeye
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Is Daiwa becoming : The Off Topic Turn...
Replies: 86
Views: 6188

Is Daiwa becoming : The Off Topic Turn...

I'm baffled by others' concern about how their reels look. I don't buy mine to help me pick up women, I don't stroke reels fondly at home, and if I have to look at them while fishing, then I'm either changing the brake settings or I have an overrun. I do prefer stealthy finishes to highly reflective...
by Bronzeye
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Neddin' for slabs ...
Replies: 8
Views: 1724

Re: Neddin' for slabs ...

Ugly lure, handsome fish!