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by Bigs|ick
Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Would you use them for a high end build?
Replies: 21
Views: 4024

Re: Would you use them for a high end build?

For the record... I'm not a recoil fan. I haven't had any groove on me but I still prefer Fuji's. If durability is a concern I'd flush that nanolite down the toilet where it belongs. Sorry if that sounds harsh but of the four AT Nanolite rods I've built... All four have needed multiple repairs and o...
by Bigs|ick
Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Trolling Rod for Muskies
Replies: 2
Views: 751

Re: Trolling Rod for Muskies

Get something big and fiberglassy, they just take the beating better than graphite. In my opinion i'd never spend my time building a rod that is going to sit in a downeast rod holder all day getting beat up. Just buy a factory rod for this and save your time to build a custom for casting.
by Bigs|ick
Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Chronarch 101B Questions and Fair price.
Replies: 10
Views: 1240

Re: Chronarch 101B Questions and Fair price.

I like my 100b very much. Im a sucker for open bearings and the reel is built like a tank. Its smooth, powerful and i see no issues with it as a flipping reel. That said i do like my curado 50e's as well. Different class of reel though, the CH100B is much more refined where the CU50E is more of a to...
by Bigs|ick
Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Spiral wrapped rod question?
Replies: 10
Views: 2332

Re: Spiral wrapped rod question?

dragon1 wrote:About the only drawback to spiral wrapping is that this design tends to "tangle" more in a rod locker.
Get yourself some Stick Jacket style rod condoms. They make rod lockers a cinch.
by Bigs|ick
Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Boca Bearing problem on shimano reel
Replies: 32
Views: 4966

Re: Boca Bearing problem on shimano reel

Why would you want dry bearings??
by Bigs|ick
Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Livre handles
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Livre handles

Just received my 2nd Livre handle from Japantackle today and man are these things sweet. Amazing machining, super smooth bearing, really light... Crazy pieces of work. How come no American/Canadian company makes reel tuning parts? Would you guys tune more reels if parts were available locally, built...
by Bigs|ick
Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: shimano spirex modifications
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Re: shimano spirex modifications

Why not put the spirex handle on a real reel? What else could possibly be so good about a spirex that you would want to put money into it.
by Bigs|ick
Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: humminbird 898c si
Replies: 1
Views: 1903

Re: humminbird 898c si

I find that a big flaw in birds software myseflf. I have the older units and have the same problem. I never look at the corse heading and I'd much prefer temp. The readouts should all be customizable on all pages. Its kind of frustrating. On the upside i like the new waypoint management.
by Bigs|ick
Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: lightest guide setup for spinning
Replies: 26
Views: 4009

Re: lightest guide setup for spinning

For my spinning rods that i fish with braid (which is all but one, none bigger than 15lbs). I use and really enjoy:

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I'm very anal about closing my bail by hand and never reeling against drag, but i never have twist issues.
by Bigs|ick
Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Scissors?
Replies: 9
Views: 1684

Re: Scissors?

I use a basspro superline scissor and it works quite well.
by Bigs|ick
Thu May 17, 2012 4:47 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Guide insert replacement?
Replies: 8
Views: 1909

Re: Guide insert replacement?

Mattman wrote:Replace the entire guide
X2
by Bigs|ick
Mon May 14, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Chronarch D and Curado 100D difference
Replies: 17
Views: 2415

Re: Chronarch D and Curado 100D difference

Ive got em both and they're both great reels. I have a CH100D7 and a CH100D5 and love them both, every time i pick one up it puts a smile on my face. I have a CU100DSV as well, its the sneaky little bastard of my 39 reel collection. I stuck a Chronarch 50mg spool in it and it improved the casting te...
by Bigs|ick
Tue May 01, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Custom rod blank for jigs
Replies: 13
Views: 2995

Re: Custom rod blank for jigs

Rumor has it that NFC blanks are slower tapered. I havent built any, but word on the block says so. I do have a basement full of MHX in both sm and hm models. I really like the MHX product line as a whole although i tend to prefer slower actions in general. MHX has to be the best value in blanks tod...
by Bigs|ick
Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: acid rod leave a bad taste in my mouth
Replies: 40
Views: 6878

Re: acid rod leave a bad taste in my mouth

Mudhole might havd shipping Nazi's working in the back, but a great staff working in the front. Yes they do rape you on shipping, but I'm in Canada and everyone rapes Canadians on shipping. I ordered 50 dark burnt cork two orders ago meaning the dark hurt cork mix (camo looking cork). Called Gary ba...
by Bigs|ick
Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: economy blanks?
Replies: 12
Views: 2657

Re: economy blanks?

Check out these 18$ blanks Mudhole is blowing out. It would make a great first rod or two and you won't cry once you realize your first few builds suck and don't want to fish them anymore.