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by mark poulson
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Repurposing a Rod with Broken Tip
Replies: 8
Views: 94

Re: Repurposing a Rod with Broken Tip

I would put the old tip back on to the shortened rod first, and see how it performs, before I began moving other guides. You might get lucky, and not have to fool with the guides.
If it doesn't fit, buy a new tip that does fit and try that.
by mark poulson
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1611
Views: 402437

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

That's a beauty!
by mark poulson
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: How long does braid last
Replies: 21
Views: 2058

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! :lol: Been there, done that. It happens to...
by mark poulson
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: 13 Fishing Product Support
Topic: No more Trickshop?
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: No more Trickshop?

I hope you will still support the Gen 1 reels. I just bought four more Concept Z 7.3/1 right handed reels. They are amazing for casting lighter bait, like 3/8 oz cranks.
by mark poulson
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1611
Views: 402437

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Conquest 842 putting in some work yesterday. This jack crushed my Flash Minnow as soon as it hit the water, and was a strong fighter despite the messed up tail. Towed me out a few hundred yards before I was able to tire it out. Always a fun surprise. https://i.postimg.cc/B6w18ZMj/426-FFC78-79-AA-4-...
by mark poulson
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: How long does braid last
Replies: 21
Views: 2058

Re: How long does braid last

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. That is a good possibility....
by mark poulson
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Funny Stories...
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: Funny Stories...

Man, don't you hate it when a fish interrupts a good story! :lol:
by mark poulson
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: What is the best punching hook?
Replies: 17
Views: 8655

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 eng...
by mark poulson
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Whatever happened to Zip Baits?
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Whatever happened to Zip Baits?

Thanks. I'll have to begin a wider search.
by mark poulson
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Whatever happened to Zip Baits?
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Whatever happened to Zip Baits?

I still have some Orbit 80 jerkbaits, and they are deadly, plus the have a weight transfer system so they cast like a dream.
Is the company still around?
by mark poulson
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Do you mind Daiwa going full Made In Thailand?
Replies: 28
Views: 1300

Re: Do you mind Daiwa going full Made In Thailand?

Culture has nothing to do with quality. If you but your factories under a strict quality control, anywhere in the world, you will have JDM-like products. The real problem is pinstriped businessman behind fishing companies, always putting cost-reductions above quality, for an ever growing profit. Am...
by mark poulson
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What is wrong with Quantum
Replies: 24
Views: 1611

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: 86
Views: 4702

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: 970

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: 970

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!!