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by toddmc
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: Screenshot: Let’s play guess the species!
Replies: 5
Views: 478

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: 503

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: 478

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: 503

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: 1188
Views: 287781

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: 93
Views: 6530

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: 93
Views: 6530

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: 14
Views: 406

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: 65
Views: 2429

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...
by toddmc
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: 50lb Braid For Swimbait Fishing?
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Re: 50lb Braid For Swimbait Fishing?

I was throwing the S-Waver 168 on 50 lb. FX2 with a 20 lb. Supernatural leader yesterday. :D I would use a leader if you are fishing during the day. The fish get a good look at your glide bait if you are fishing it slow in clear water.
by toddmc
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Braid causing gear wear?
Replies: 65
Views: 2429

Re: Braid causing gear wear?

The OG TD Zillion family of reels is the most durable baitcasting reel series ever made in my opinion. I just don't think that the new micromesh style gears, whatever brand, hold a candle when it comes to durability. All of the complaints about newer Shimano gears on here should give consumers a clu...
by toddmc
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Point Blank Rod for Football Jigs
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Point Blank Rod for Football Jigs

I haven't fished that rod. As I always say on these threads, the Point Blank rods load up very consistently. They never feel brittle in the mid-section, like an NRX or a GLX. I've never heard any off my five make any noise, and they have caught a lot of 6-10 lb. largies. The blanks are built differe...
by toddmc
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Point Blank Rod for Football Jigs
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Point Blank Rod for Football Jigs

I have the 761HF. This should fit the bill. I wouldn't buy the MH. I have two of the 701MHF and they start to get overpowered at 3/4 ounce. The 761HF has a pretty light tip. It starts getting overpowered at 1 ounce punch weights. 3/4 punch weights/jigs work well. The Point Blank rods have such a thi...
by toddmc
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Do we need Daiwa Z1016 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: Do we need Daiwa Z1016 ?

LowRange wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:58 am
Aluminum frame and handle side plate, brass gears and 1016 Magforce Z spool. Use the Steez A/morethan platform. Maybe trickle Magfeoce 3D down to some Tatulas too.
This pretty much covers it. I don't really need it, but I want it anyway! :D
by toddmc
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Strike King Tour Grade Flouro
Replies: 8
Views: 1955

Re: Strike King Tour Grade Flouro

Come on TT with a review! I can't believe you guys haven't done a review yet! ;) Just kidding. You are probably locked up trying to avoid the looting, riots, and COVID like most of us Californians. Protests haven't been a problem, but I've been staying indoors anyway because of Covid-19. These are ...