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by mark poulson
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What is wrong with Quantum
Replies: 31
Views: 1074

What is wrong with Quantum

I don't see many people here fishing their gear, or, at least, talking about it.
Is there something wrong with their stuff?
by mark poulson
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Is Daiwa becoming : The Off Topic Turn...
Replies: 96
Views: 3006

Re: Is Daiwa becoming : The Off Topic Turn...

tywithay wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:58 pm
I'm in the boring minority too. If I could just have everything flat black, I'd be cool with that.
I agree that black is fine, and I would be happy if that were all we had, but I do like how a different color on a certain setup makes it easier to pick out when I'm fishing.
by mark poulson
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Flipped my yak
Replies: 15
Views: 586

Re: Flipped my yak

Probably a dumb question, but couldn't you add some sort of rubber C clips to the yak so you could snap your rods into them, and they wouldn't fall out if/when you flip? Maybe with some velcro strapping?
by mark poulson
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Flipped my yak
Replies: 15
Views: 586

Re: Flipped my yak

Cal wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:01 am
Man... glad you made it to shore safely and got some of your gear back 😲
X2!!
by mark poulson
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Is the Zillion SV TWS noisy like Tatulas?
Replies: 22
Views: 3724

Re: Is the Zillion SV TWS noisy like Tatulas?

Forgive a popcorn gallery question, but wouldn't a higher ratio gear be noisier just because there are more gear teeth meshing with each handle turn?
by mark poulson
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Braid causing gear wear?
Replies: 65
Views: 2386

Re: Braid causing gear wear?

I am one of the people who complained about aluminum gears feeling rough too soon. Recently, I decided to go to left handed reels for punching, so I ordered three Quantum Icon reels, 7:1 gears. They have 11 bearings, and brass main and pinion gears. Plus they have strong brakes. When I got the reels...
by mark poulson
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Braid causing gear wear?
Replies: 65
Views: 2386

Re: Braid causing gear wear?

This is why all my new high speed reels with be 7:1. That's plenty fast for me. Me, too. I wonder how many pros who tout higher speed reels actually use them. Probably all of them. They don't care how long a reel stays smooth. Most of the reels they are using aren't even what I would call smooth ou...
by mark poulson
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: At the end of the day, did you like the 13Fishing Concept Z?
Replies: 15
Views: 1450

Re: At the end of the day, did you like the 13Fishing Concept Z?

I picked up two when they went on clearance for $100. I don’t like the buzzing noise on the cast but the retrieve is butter smooth because the spool rides on those CZB bearings. No noise whatsoever during retrieves. I dig it at the price I paid. I also love the way it fits my hands. Very compact an...
by mark poulson
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Braid causing gear wear?
Replies: 65
Views: 2386

Re: Braid causing gear wear?

LowRange wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:47 am
This is why all my new high speed reels with be 7:1. That's plenty fast for me.
Me, too. I wonder how many pros who tout higher speed reels actually use them.
by mark poulson
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Braid causing gear wear?
Replies: 65
Views: 2386

Re: Braid causing gear wear?

I do not see how braid would have an effect on gears, but I might be ignorant. Unless it is causing more resistance. What gear ratio are you using? Btw I hate fishing bladed jigs cuz I feel like it makes my gear and my bones rattle lol. Unfortunetely last 3 out of 3 orders from JLS they threw in ja...
by mark poulson
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: At the end of the day, did you like the 13Fishing Concept Z?
Replies: 15
Views: 1450

Re: At the end of the day, did you like the 13Fishing Concept Z?

Update...I took one of my new Z reels, spooled with 65lb braid, out for a spin yesterday. I had a homemade 4", 41 gram whopper plopper tied on, on a Smoke 7'4" frog rod. The setup cast perfectly. Long and smooth. I only threw that setup for the last half hour before I quit. I stuck a nice 2+ bass wa...
by mark poulson
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: 13 Fishing Product Support
Topic: Tip of the cap
Replies: 1
Views: 599

Tip of the cap

Since the original Z reels are now on sale at half price, I bought 3. I am cheap. The first two came yesterday, and this morning I did what I do with every new reel I buy, I opened one up to add a drop of oil and some gear grease, and to set the centrifugal brakes. I've found, through sad experience...
by mark poulson
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: At the end of the day, did you like the 13Fishing Concept Z?
Replies: 15
Views: 1450

Re: At the end of the day, did you like the 13Fishing Concept Z?

Since the Z reels are now on sale at half price, I bought 3. I am cheap. The first two came yesterday, and this morning I did what I do with every new reel I buy, I opened one up to add a drop of oil and some gear grease, and to set the centrifugal brakes. I've found, through sad experience, that mo...
by mark poulson
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: What is the best punching hook?
Replies: 14
Views: 8047

Re: What is the best punching hook?

VMC punching hooks are sharp, and they have a good, reliable keeper. I use an O ring on my baits, 3/8" down onto the nose of the bait, and pass the hook point through the nose and just past the O ring, turn the hook sideways, and pull it out until the keeper is exposed, and then turn it back to enga...
by mark poulson
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: boiling a hollow belly top water frog
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: boiling a hollow belly top water frog

I've boiled a bunch of newish frogs and not had any issues, I feel they're hard to destroy. Not sure about older material, though, maybe it's gotten brittle. I just submerge the frog for 20-30 seconds, let it cool a bit and then repeat a few more times. I've yet to damage any soft plastics by boili...