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by mark poulson
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!
Replies: 932
Views: 251713

Re: Anyone tried DIY spools? $29-$40 BFS spools!

I have a couple of the Amo spools and the bearings scream. Can someone recommend some decent quality bearings that are whisper quiet and also perform well? Don't really want to spend a ton of money. You can use light oil and a dremel to "run in" the bearings at 10,000 rpm for a few seconds at a tim...
by mark poulson
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Rapala buys Zebco
Replies: 17
Views: 650

Re: Rapala buys Zebco

I think it is very likely that KVD knew this was coming and they wanted to get him switched and new rods and reels made before the announcement. Deals like this take a long time to make, I can't imagine they would not tell their most important salesman. Of course the business world doesn't always m...
by mark poulson
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Rapala buys Zebco
Replies: 17
Views: 650

Re: Rapala buys Zebco

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:10 pm
Goodbye, old friend. :cry:
Do you think they will phase Quantum/Zebco out?
by mark poulson
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Rapala buys Zebco
Replies: 17
Views: 650

Rapala buys Zebco

How will this affect Quantum reels?
by mark poulson
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Vibration analysis between '20 Met and '21 Zillion
Replies: 30
Views: 1259

Re: Vibration analysis between '20 Met and '21 Zillion

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by mark poulson
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Non-Daiwa guy question
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: Non-Daiwa guy question

Thank you both for taking the time to reply. I have several Daiwa reels a friend left at my house that are still packed away. I may open one up and play with it, based on what you've said.
by mark poulson
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Non-Daiwa guy question
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Non-Daiwa guy question

I grew up fishing no brakes, and then centrifugal brakes, but I've never fished a Daiwa reel with their magnetic brake spool. Do you still thumb the spool on the cast?
by mark poulson
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: 13 Fishing Product Support
Topic: 13 Fishing Defy Black Crankbait Casting Rod 7'4"
Replies: 4
Views: 1244

Re: 13 Fishing Defy Black Crankbait Casting Rod 7'4"

Update. My TW rod was delivered two weeks ago. I was impressed right away with how nicely it was finished, plus it is light and balances with very little butt weight. In the garage, the blank had a true moderate action, bending down to the mid point of the blank. I finally got to fish it this last M...
by mark poulson
Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Possible to clean corrosion on gears?
Replies: 11
Views: 703

Re: Possible to clean corrosion on gears?

Thanks for the info everyone. I have another Coastal I got for Christmas that I haven't used yet, going to open that one up to check the grease and lube up if needed. Just a question from someone who fished the salt many years ago. Would spraying the innards of a reel with Boeshield cut down on cor...
by mark poulson
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Revo Premier Generation 2 Question
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Revo Premier Generation 2 Question

I got 6 of those Pflueger Patriarchs, and 2 of the Patriarch XTs, all for ~$100 when they were getting discountinued. They still show up on eBay from time to time and are a good investment for bread & butter reels, IMHO. Especially after you service them with good oil and grease, feels like you're ...
by mark poulson
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What’s the next letter?
Replies: 13
Views: 630

Re: What’s the next letter?

My question is, what’s next? Do manufactures continue to extend the range of “X” or is there another letter they can use? What do you think? 🤔 😂 Would be funny if they used ‘Y’. I know I ask myself that very same question every time I see an increased ratio. Y, Grover, Y. :lol: :lol: :lol: https://...
by mark poulson
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What’s the next letter?
Replies: 13
Views: 630

Re: What’s the next letter?

Drakestar wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:41 am
The only obvious answer is "L".

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Exactly!
by mark poulson
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1710
Views: 489534

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

JBcrankaddict wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:08 pm
:lol: The shallow water fishing for redfish in the marsh is exactly like bass fishing but they don’t jump. They are much more violent on the bite though. Should see one like this explode on a buzzbait :shock:
Wow!