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by toddmc
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Favorite 15-20lb braid main line for spinning reels?
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Favorite 15-20lb braid main line for spinning reels?

bronzefly wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:27 am
YGK SS112 is by far my favorite finesse spinning line...
+1
I've got about two years experience with the 10 lb. It's smaller than the OP wants, but the ester core gives it better slack line feel and sink. It's a little noisy, but it casts surprisingly well for a noisy line.
by toddmc
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Lets see all them Daiwa's
Replies: 1196
Views: 314915

Re: Lets see all them Daiwa's

MardukFIN wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:35 am
Finally i got one of these! \:D/

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Welcome to the club!
by toddmc
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Casting Drop Shot Setups, What You Got ??
Replies: 19
Views: 4987

Re: Casting Drop Shot Setups, What You Got ??

My casting drop shot setups are for the 15 feet depth or less during the spring. Our clear water and steep canyon reservoirs in SoCal have most of the fish positioned deeper than 15 feet most of the year. I use spinning for the deeper drop shot because it is a lot easier to open your bail on a spin...
by toddmc
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: 88 Degrees
Replies: 15
Views: 1667

Re: 88 Degrees

We had a little humidity with the 116 yesterday. A small front blew in about 3 p.m, I lived in Houston, and I have also spent plenty of time in the South in the summer, but 115+ tells the body to get the hell out of it immediately. Stepping outside is like stepping into your oven. It gives you a hea...
by toddmc
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: 88 Degrees
Replies: 15
Views: 1667

Re: 88 Degrees

116 here. Supposed to be 120 tomorrow! :evil:
by toddmc
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What do "new" spinning reels offer?
Replies: 8
Views: 1039

Re: What do "new" spinning reels offer?

The faster gear ratios are the main reason. It is a big difference if you fish quickly.
by toddmc
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: Screenshot: Let’s play guess the species!
Replies: 5
Views: 1063

Re: Screenshot: Let’s play guess the species!

Yes, they are stripers. Most are in the 12-14 inch range. I pulled the whole school up with a 2.8 Keitech. Catching one or two is enough before I get back to largemouth fishing. Well done!
by toddmc
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Cycling
Replies: 12
Views: 1268

Re: Cycling

There is nothing like cycling on a nice, wooded, road with freshly paved blacktop... it's like the equivalent of the runner's high... powering through the soft undulations in the road, whisking around the bends ... fresh blacktop is like riding on rubber. I miss riding 😢 Let me know if you are in S...
by toddmc
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: Screenshot: Let’s play guess the species!
Replies: 5
Views: 1063

Screenshot: Let’s play guess the species!

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See if you can guess the species. This shot is from Diamond Valley Lake on 6/26/20. I’ll check back tomorrow. The winner gets an atta boy!
by toddmc
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Cycling
Replies: 12
Views: 1268

Re: Cycling

:shock: Part of the reason I asked is so I dont have the bike hanging in the garage after a few months. I greatly appreciate the information and have a list of all bike shops in my area. I appreciate the enlightenment on Specialized, i thought it was a trend. Certainly I never thought there were so...
by toddmc
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Lets see all them Daiwa's
Replies: 1196
Views: 314915

Re: Lets see all them Daiwa's

Did I stumble onto a Nascar thread from bassboatcentral? :lol:
by toddmc
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Shipping times nowadays
Replies: 106
Views: 11789

Re: Shipping times nowadays

It cost me $28 in Yamoto/UPS shipping that they now say is their only option because of Covid, but my Hedgehog Studio parts order just got here to SoCal in four days. It's sad what us enthusiasts will pay! :oops: The good thing is UPS just left it on my doorstep. My EMS orders have always required ...
by toddmc
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Shipping times nowadays
Replies: 106
Views: 11789

Re: Shipping times nowadays

It cost me $28 in Yamoto/UPS shipping that they now say is their only option because of Covid, but my Hedgehog Studio parts order just got here to SoCal in four days. It's sad what us enthusiasts will pay! :oops: The good thing is UPS just left it on my doorstep. My EMS orders have always required m...
by toddmc
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: New Jackhammer
Replies: 15
Views: 1383

Re: New Jackhammer

The bladed jig gurus are figuring out what I have been saying on these Chatterbait threads for years. You want to have a smaller bait that searches more in clear water during the day. I tie more translucent 30 strand skirts instead of 50 strand skirts on my normal models. I have a little smaller mat...
by toddmc
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Braid causing gear wear?
Replies: 51
Views: 4389

Re: Braid causing gear wear?

One of the other problems that gives the sensation of a reel with worn gears is a dry/and or worn pinion bearing. The pinion bearing is the culprit of a noisy reel a lot of times. They should have a little bigger balls, but this adds drag to the drivetrain. My Daiwa pinion bearings on their magnesiu...