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by mark poulson
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: fluorocarbon line shootout
Replies: 10
Views: 1441

Re: fluorocarbon line shootout

"Perhaps no single review in recent TackleTour history has garnered as much attention and received as much comment as our March 2007 article comparing some of the more popular and well known fluorocarbon lines on the market today." TT Kinda seems like a no brainer. Of course, no brainer is right up ...
by mark poulson
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Balancing rods
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Balancing rods

Do you balance your rods?
If so, how do you do it?
I do, and use the rubber chair leg caps from Ace Hdwe, and lead weights inserted into them and held on with electrical tape.
by mark poulson
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Wart style baits
Replies: 12
Views: 1829

Re: Wart style baits

sarcazmo wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:50 pm
Predator baits has VERY good wart blanks IMO. I've used a few and I really like them.
I agree.
by mark poulson
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Scratched up my Bantam, what can I do?
Replies: 19
Views: 861

Re: Scratched up my Bantam, what can I do?

If I scratch a reel I sell it at a considerable discounted price and re buy the reel. One way to look at it- would u pay $25 or even $50 not to have the scratches on it? I had a new conquest 100hg fresh from japan- dropped it and put two very tiny blemishes on it- I couldn’t live with it so I showe...
by mark poulson
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Scratched up my Bantam, what can I do?
Replies: 19
Views: 861

Re: Scratched up my Bantam, what can I do?

I will just have to learn to deal with it, it seems. It is a battle scar as far as I'm concerned. I learned a valuable lesson. It's kind of a bummer that it scratches so easily though. If you're a shore fisherman, you will scratch/beat up your equipment. It is inevitable, like slipping and falling....
by mark poulson
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Scratched up my Bantam, what can I do?
Replies: 19
Views: 861

Re: Scratched up my Bantam, what can I do?

Send it to me, and I'll nurse it back to health. It is a long, slow process, so don't expect it back for at least a year, maybe even longer. These things take time.
by mark poulson
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: fluorocarbon line shootout
Replies: 10
Views: 1441

Re: fluorocarbon line shootout

Maybe just interviews with some of the materials engineers who design the different fluoros, to see what has changed in the last 10 years.
by mark poulson
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: fluorocarbon line shootout
Replies: 10
Views: 1441

Re: fluorocarbon line shootout

I would to see break strength tests with different terminal knots. Like the palomar and san deigo jam knot i was thinking about this the other day, and can't remember the last time i have broke off. it used to happen a lot, but i started inserting the tungsten i use, plus started using what i think...
by mark poulson
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: TackleTour's Best of ICAST Award Winners
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: TackleTour's Best of ICAST Award Winners

Cal,
Covering ICAST looks like a lot of hard work. If you ever need someone to carry your bags, let me know. ;)
by mark poulson
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bantam MGL sensitive to spool filling?
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Bantam MGL sensitive to spool filling?

Every baitcaster I've ever owned has had it's own unique quirks, but they were all designed to be cast with a full spool. By cutting so much of the line off the reel, you've effectively reduced the amount of line that comes off on each revolution of the spool, so it's coming off more slowly and with...
by mark poulson
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Aluminum pinion and brass Main gear
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Aluminum pinion and brass Main gear

A used and new part just don't play well together. Go ahead, ask me how I know...... ](*,) I was told by a major brand that it'd work only by changing just the main gear - this was a very long time ago when I was still young and a "believe it" mentality... Well the original pinion remained in this ...
by mark poulson
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Spool Lip Chipping
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: Spool Lip Chipping

Have you tried coating your spool with an automotive clear coat, like KBS Diamond Coat, before you use it?
by mark poulson
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado DC levelwind not moving.
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Curado DC levelwind not moving.

Proper spacing for the pawl inside the level wind is critical. If there are too many shims the cap will not tighten correctly. Without seeing the reel it's hard to say what is going on. More than likely it is a simple fix. The clicking could be an issue with something that was stuck in the worm sha...
by mark poulson
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado DC levelwind not moving.
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Curado DC levelwind not moving.

If it's new, take/send it back to where you bought it, and let them fix it. It should be under warranty.
by mark poulson
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: hook hanger
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: hook hanger

Not to sure this is the correct place to post this... I have a tatula 7'7" MR that has the open hook hanger on the left side. For some reason the line keeps on catching on it . What is the best way to take it off without damaging the rod? thanks for any help. john If a hook hanger is in the "wrong"...