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by slipperybob
Mon May 18, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: BFS Topwater Fun
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: BFS Topwater Fun

Awesome. The old Heddon Zara Spook puppy was a great 1/8 oz walk the dog. As basic as it was it was effective on panfish and any other fish that will take it.
by slipperybob
Fri May 15, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: accessories for stripping/spooling line
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: accessories for stripping/spooling line

You can use any number of items that will spin.

An old kite stringer.
The child trike or bike with just the old wheel rim.
the old spool where you go the line from.

Battery power tools comes cheap and easy now.
by slipperybob
Sat May 09, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Bobber & Jig Tangles
Replies: 12
Views: 743

Re: Bobber & Jig Tangles

A couple of methods to reduce jig tangles. First I would use more stiff line, as it's less prone to air currents/vortexes that spirals that line and jig. Second I put more of a arc, and much higher lob. This reduces the parallel lines and reduces the chance of line/jig tangle. Third I use a few spli...
by slipperybob
Sat May 09, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Do you guys always use reel covers and rod sleeves?
Replies: 21
Views: 1387

Re: Do you guys always use reel covers and rod sleeves?

Yes, and yes....just helps to prevent tangling and rattling annoyance.
by slipperybob
Sat May 02, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Fireline Ultra 8 line diameter?
Replies: 4
Views: 864

Re: Fireline Ultra 8 line diameter?

Because the rest of the world used silk thread diameter measurement while the US just uses whatever... :big grin:
by slipperybob
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: How long does braid last
Replies: 14
Views: 1107

Re: How long does braid last

I had the exact same problem with the Stren braid. The last one I used was some 80# braid set up for my catfishing. I had not touched it for like several years and I barely even used it. It was about 10 yrs old or so and when I went to tug on the line, it snapped clean. I also when to fish it and it...
by slipperybob
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Stradic 1000HGFK retrieve speed?
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Re: Stradic 1000HGFK retrieve speed?

Aren't the spools on the Stradic 1000 Mg versions just a slightly smaller?

I have the MgB and the spool lip is smaller like a mm or two.
by slipperybob
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What rod/reel combo has/will withstand the test of time?
Replies: 15
Views: 2106

Re: What rod/reel combo has/will withstand the test of time?

The one's I had the longest and still use the most.

Spinning set up:
St. Croix Premiere 6' L with Shimano Stradic FH1000
Cabelas XML 7' H two piece with Shimano Stradic FG4000

Bait Casting set up:
St.Croix Legend Tournament 6'8" M xfast with Shimano Chronarch 100D
by slipperybob
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Fishing Line Diameter
Replies: 22
Views: 1884

Re: Fishing Line Diameter

Line diameter consistency is another thing to consider. Some line manufactures have better control and will provide a line that has much less variance in line diameter consistency. Silverthread is one of the manufactures that has very good control for their lines. Back to the line diameter compariso...
by slipperybob
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Shake Rattle and Sting'em with Salmo's Rattlin' Sting Jerkbait
Replies: 1
Views: 1490

Re: Shake Rattle and Sting'em with Salmo's Rattlin' Sting Jerkbait

I really like the original Salmo Sting that came in both floating and suspending versions. Simple designs but worked great for river fishing, especially when the walleyes are running in shallow water where jerkbaits come into play when casting from shore. This newer version looks better than the old...
by slipperybob
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Is there that much "junk" line making it to shelves?
Replies: 10
Views: 1349

Re: Is there that much "junk" line making it to shelves?

Let me guess...the trusted palomar knot. nuff said. :mrgreen:
by slipperybob
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: St. Croix stagnating?
Replies: 91
Views: 7650

Re: St. Croix stagnating?

...and diamonds are made of carbon... :whistle:
by slipperybob
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: replacement hooks for original floaters
Replies: 3
Views: 749

Re: replacement hooks for original floaters

My first picks are simple Owners ST31
Second is Gamakatsu round bend.
by slipperybob
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Spiderwire Ultra Cast
Replies: 5
Views: 983

Re: Spiderwire Ultra Cast

Gosh, dang it...There's nothing wrong with any of my old lines...but why do I need to upgrade. :big grin:

cuz I just want to...
by slipperybob
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....
Replies: 92
Views: 15567

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

I'm gonna get a pair of Metanium MGL's when next time I see a sale... :big grin: