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by uljersey
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Drag slipping in cold weather
Replies: 18
Views: 257

Re: Drag slipping in cold weather

Interesting. My last thought is that flouro being stout with a relatively hard 'skin' could easily emulate the characteristics of braid especially in freezing temps. Perhaps unspooling one of the reels, apply a layer of tape or other soft material to the spool arbor and then respool as usual ... th...
by uljersey
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Drag slipping in cold weather
Replies: 18
Views: 257

Re: Drag slipping in cold weather

All drags should slip to a degree, that's what they're designed to do. My questions are does the degree of slip incrementally change in proportion to small increases in drag tension as applied by the drag star ? Can you achieve full (or close to full) lockdown when the drag is at it's maximum setti...
by uljersey
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Drag slipping in cold weather
Replies: 18
Views: 257

Re: Drag slipping in cold weather

All drags should slip to a degree, that's what they're designed to do. My questions are does the degree of slip incrementally change in proportion to small increases in drag tension as applied by the drag star ? Can you achieve full (or close to full) lockdown when the drag is at it's maximum settin...
by uljersey
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Working on Reels - Tips!
Replies: 56
Views: 49538

Re: Working on Reels - Tips!

After having to disassemble the sink trap to recover a tiny bushing I came up with this. Dollar store kitchen sink drain strainer, the lid from an electrical tape package and binder clips. All small parts go inside and can be submerged, agitated, rinsed and excess water shaken off. I've been using t...
by uljersey
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: UL bass in Africa
Replies: 16
Views: 331

Re: UL bass in Africa

Fantastic. I love seeing fish from other places.

Now I'm watching snow fall :evil: while yearning for June when the big stud bull bluegills come out to play. I pretty much ignore fishing for everything else to chase them.
by uljersey
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Bubble fishing for trout
Replies: 18
Views: 332

Re: Bubble fishing for trout

Has anyone tried the USDM Daiwa Presso? they make a 9' , 2-6# UL model but at $80 I'm a little leary on quality. I have the 7' one. Not a horrible rod, a bit noodly for my tastes but works well for presentations where a solid backbone isn't required. Had a minor issue with a trim ring on the reel n...
by uljersey
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: UL bass in Africa
Replies: 16
Views: 331

Re: UL bass in Africa

Well done =D>

Excellent story and pictures.

Pardon my asking, is this what you refer to as a kickboat ?
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by uljersey
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Weight Transfer System Stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 2168

Re: Weight Transfer System Stuck

Maybe the hundreds (thousands ?) of casts resulting in the impact of a metal ball into softer plastic has changed the dimension of the plastic to the point that it now has trapped the ball ?
by uljersey
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: If I need new BFS reel?
Replies: 94
Views: 2464

Re: If I need new BFS reel?

Not sure of the ages of the participants on this thread (I'm 54) but I remember when Made In Japan was looked upon as poorly as Made In China is now ... Japan became dominant in manufacturing and quality in the 80's and still is. China is not there quite yet but they're coming up. It's just a matter...
by uljersey
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Ooooohhh ... me like
Replies: 0
Views: 256

Ooooohhh ... me like

A 1" long 1/16 oz lipless crank with a single inline hook ??? I'm in for a few ...

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by uljersey
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: What grease are you using for small spinning reels?
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: What grease are you using for small spinning reels?

How thin is Super Lube when compared to Daiwa Space Age grease? Asking because it's marketed as a heavy duty grease. I've never handled the Daiwa grease so I couldn't tell you, but I'd rate the Super Lube about a medium as far as tackiness goes. What you need to consider when it comes to grease in ...
by uljersey
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New small spinning reel - high-end Shimano, high-end Daiwa, or Van Staal?
Replies: 7
Views: 1727

Re: New small spinning reel - high-end Shimano, high-end Daiwa, or Van Staal?

The Tournament SS series from Daiwa ticks all of your boxes and will be in service long after the rest have whimpered out. Seriously, very few spinners can claim the same durability / reliability track record of these. The fact that it's been in continuous production for over 30 years ought to tell ...
by uljersey
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: What grease are you using for small spinning reels?
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: What grease are you using for small spinning reels?

X2 on the Super Lube. You can get a 3 oz tube at Harbor Freight for $7.00 ... that tube will last you for years.
by uljersey
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Kuying TopCaster Rod review X2
Replies: 15
Views: 1157

Re: Kuying TopCaster Rod review X2

Agreed, I wouldn't touch any of those cheap Chinese reels, I don't have the same confidence they would be as good as the rods. Zero confidence in fact. I got $45 invested in a Tsurinoya XF 50 reel. It's toyish without a doubt, but the tinkerer in me likes a challenge ... it casts just a tad beyond ...
by uljersey
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Kuying TopCaster Rod review X2
Replies: 15
Views: 1157

Re: Kuying TopCaster Rod review X2

Uncanny timing for this thread as I just got back from fishing my new Kuying Teton 6'6" L casting rod for the first time. Here's a link to my earlier thread about it over in the rods section - http://www.tackletour.net/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=79755 Unfortunately the fish were non existent for ...

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