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by mark poulson
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: What is the best punching hook?
Replies: 14
Views: 7753

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: 204

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...
by mark poulson
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: boiling a hollow belly top water frog
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: boiling a hollow belly top water frog

Jnkoepp wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 4:28 pm
Just buy new ones
I know, but I'm Covided, so I'm looking for things to do. I actually have enough frogs to last me the rest of my life (I'm 73).
by mark poulson
Sun May 31, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Do you guys always use reel covers and rod sleeves?
Replies: 21
Views: 1385

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

Smalleyez wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 5:58 pm
I do, but mainly to keep the rods from getting too tangled up in the overstuffed rod boxes.
So I lied. I do use rod sleeves in my rod locker, but never on the deck while I'm fishing.
by mark poulson
Sat May 30, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do you guys always use reel covers and rod sleeves?
Replies: 21
Views: 1385

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

QUAKEnSHAKE wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 9:58 am
never to both
Me, neither.
by mark poulson
Fri May 29, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Jig skirt collar rubber holder
Replies: 7
Views: 4846

Re: Jig skirt collar rubber holder

Single strand of copper wire from stranded THHN wire, wrapped twice, twisted tight, cut close to the bait and then fold over the tag end tight to the bait. I do this to every jig, chatterbait, spinnerbait and buzzbait I own. I do the same thing with copper craft wire. I wire my skirts, too, but I l...
by mark poulson
Mon May 25, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: new gears for a rough reel
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: new gears for a rough reel

I only service my own reels, so this is not an informed opinion, but I only change out the main gear and the pinion. If it still feels geary after that, I look at the bearings.
by mark poulson
Mon May 25, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: boiling a hollow belly top water frog
Replies: 4
Views: 204

boiling a hollow belly top water frog

I have some older hollow belly frogs that have become harder over the years.

I've heard that I can boil them to make the rubber softer.

How long should I boil them, and do I need to remove the hooks first?
by mark poulson
Sun May 24, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: At the end of the day, did you like the 13Fishing Concept Z?
Replies: 10
Views: 811

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

I've had mine since they first came out, and I like it. When I got it new, I broke it down and added a drop of reel oil on all the bushings, and greased the gears. I have smaller hands, and the reel palms just fine for me. I throw braid on mine, and use it for frogs, and it's held up, so far. And it...
by mark poulson
Sun May 24, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Punch reel problem
Replies: 0
Views: 144

Punch reel problem

Last year I bought three identical left handed reels with brass gears strictly for flipping/pitching/punching. I typically lock down my drag for this application. One of the three reels will sometimes not allow the thumb bar to release the spool. The other two work fine every time. It can be release...
by mark poulson
Sat May 23, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: gears for baitcasters
Replies: 9
Views: 646

Re: gears for baitcasters

Thanks for the replies.
Sounds like it would not be practical for bait casting gears.
by mark poulson
Fri May 22, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: gears for baitcasters
Replies: 9
Views: 646

Re: gears for baitcasters

doomtrprz71 wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 11:05 am
It amuses me that alot of gears in spinning reels claim cold forged gears that are usually cast zinc. I would think cold forged gears would be cost prohibitive for a baitcasting reel.
Can gears that are cold forged have the same precision as machined gears?
by mark poulson
Thu May 21, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: gears for baitcasters
Replies: 9
Views: 646

Re: gears for baitcasters

I'd dare say from the limited / non existant release of company manufacturing video's on / of their products especially gear manufacturing I'd dare say that the limited information provided to their (whoever the manufacturer) gears other than advertising "digi, hyper, machine cut, forged et al" is ...
by mark poulson
Wed May 20, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: gears for baitcasters
Replies: 9
Views: 646

Re: gears for baitcasters

Slazmo wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 3:33 am
More info...

Aluminium / brass?
Both, or either. I'm just wondering if really fine gears can be forged as a final step, or do they need to be ground after forging?
by mark poulson
Wed May 20, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: going price on CH50 Mg's
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: going price on CH50 Mg's

Wow! $240 each is just about what I paid for mine more than 15 years ago.
I'd sure put them on Ebay if you can get that kind of money!