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by fishsmart
Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Leader or no leader
Replies: 5
Views: 1104

Re: Leader or no leader

I use 20 lb braid with 20-30 lb fluoro 6ft long leaders in clear water.

Charles
by fishsmart
Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Cast contols for finesse...
Replies: 12
Views: 2394

Re: Cast contols for finesse...

For light lure weights, you can switch to the smoke colored weights on the Shimano reels and it helps somewhat. Smaller diameter line is another plus.

Charles
by fishsmart
Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:05 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: 6/20 braid on a core50.
Replies: 18
Views: 3411

Re: 6/20 braid on a core50.

Core50mg7 - No problems with Sufix 20 lb braid on 4 reels. Use in inshore saltwater with 20lb fluoro leader. No problems.

Charles
by fishsmart
Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: New Online parts order site
Replies: 30
Views: 4165

Re: New Online parts order site

Effective website. Thanks Shimano.

Charles
by fishsmart
Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: DC reels - why only Shimano?
Replies: 29
Views: 3755

Re: DC reels - why only Shimano?

My guess is that Shimano will build whatever will support that individual market with revenue while fitting in their long term plan. A programmable DC reel is certainly within technical capability but is most likely not (yet) economical. Can you imagine being the tech service guru for programmable D...
by fishsmart
Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:23 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: DC reels - why only Shimano?
Replies: 29
Views: 3755

Re: DC reels - why only Shimano?

Shimano has the foresight and resulting lead in technology.

Charles
by fishsmart
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Why expensive tackle
Replies: 60
Views: 6069

Re: Why expensive tackle

When you buy a good quality reel that does what you want. You will get 1$ of reel performance for every 1$ spent. When you buy a more expensive reel with the same funtionality as the above reel, you are now paying $1+ for each item of functionality. We all face these decisions and it's up to every p...
by fishsmart
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Micro guides and leader
Replies: 12
Views: 1844

Re: Micro guides and leader

I have 2 Kistler Z-bone custom rods with size 6 micro guides. I use 20# Sufix braid and 14-20# fluoro leaders with modified albright knots.

Happy with performance.

Charles
by fishsmart
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shipping rods
Replies: 8
Views: 858

Re: Shipping rods

For me, USPS was not helpful in collecting insurance damage. I will never use them again and will gladly pay a little more for UPS.

Charles
by fishsmart
Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: breakage issues with sunline super natural?
Replies: 7
Views: 1239

Re: breakage issues with sunline super natural?

Using 10# on Core50mg7's. No problems using in wadefishing saltwater inshore.

Charles
by fishsmart
Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Kistler rod ratings.
Replies: 7
Views: 1065

Re: Kistler rod ratings.

I have 2 z-bone rods. Both have sensitive tips and will handle heavier weights than on the nameplate. Your best bet is to talk directly with Trey and describe how you will use the rod most if the time along with discussing the limits the rod can support. I am quite happy with both rods - an ML and a...
by fishsmart
Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Core 50 durability questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1488

Re: Shimano Core 50 durability questions

I use Core50mg7 reels while wading in saltwater. I spray the reels with a fine water mist after use and keep the spool bearings oiled every trip which is 2-3 days. I also dry the reels inside and out each night. I tear down the reels every 6 months to clean them thoroughly Any reel dunked gets torn ...
by fishsmart
Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need suggestion for gloves
Replies: 14
Views: 1444

Re: Need suggestion for gloves

Ditto on the Simms half finger gloves. I wadefish with these in the winter time on the Texas coast and they are very functional.

Charles
by fishsmart
Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:11 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Core 50 MG7 vs. Revo MGX
Replies: 10
Views: 1916

Re: Core 50 MG7 vs. Revo MGX

After I switched to Core 50mg7's, I noticed how much time I have saved as I no longer read about other "superior" reels.

Charles
by fishsmart
Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Cranking Power - Core 50 vs. Steez
Replies: 6
Views: 1260

Re: Cranking Power - Core 50 vs. Steez

If you don't have to thumb the spool, you are losing casting distance. If you don't want to thumb the spool, it's your choice.

Charles