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by toddmc
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: 12# sniper?
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: 12# sniper?

The two keys to fluorocarbon are to be very gentle when you pull out backlashes, and to really wet your knots. You are probably at the threshold of the breaking strength of 12 lb. Sniper with the equipment that you are using after it has been kinked. Use a lighter rod, lighter drag setting, or go up...
by toddmc
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Is there that much "junk" line making it to shelves?
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Is there that much "junk" line making it to shelves?

Most problems are because people choose the wrong line for their application, they don’t treat their equipment properly, or they don’t comprehend where the failure is coming from. There are definitely better lines for certain applications. Unfortunately, human nature is to place the blame elsewhere.
by toddmc
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: All Aboard!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 387

Re: All Aboard!!!

OG cork knobs always look nice.
by toddmc
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Pinion to main gear relationship
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: Pinion to main gear relationship

I don't think that you need to mark the gears. Although the gears are brass, I don't think that they are very durable. Also, you may have put the reel together incorrectly, causing an issue. For what it's worth, I bought one of the first batch of Tatula Type-R reels. I hooked a catfish that was abou...
by toddmc
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1510
Views: 352993

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Polkfish1 wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:30 am
Snow moon slaunch donkeys
Nice. I crushed em on the this last full moon also. The fish fight so hard because they are so healthy and fresh. They were knocking slack in my line with the swimjig.
by toddmc
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Sunline Super Natural
Replies: 16
Views: 719

Re: Sunline Super Natural

Super Natural is softer and a much smaller diameter than Big Game for the same test rating. I don't care for the dark green color of Super Natural. It needs to be lighter. I would fish the clear over the dark green if you are fishing the top half of the water column.
by toddmc
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: K2 Blank Sensitivity Compared To NRX, Conquest, Poison Adrena Level Rods
Replies: 28
Views: 1554

Re: K2 Blank Sensitivity Compared To NRX, Conquest, Poison Adrena Level Rods

Just out of curiosity, how many of these breakage reports are recent? Everything I've come across is from some time ago. Just as it was with the Recon, which Phenix addressed years ago. It would be nice to know more about each production run. I was suggesting on a thread on here a while ago that th...
by toddmc
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Best bang for the buck spinning reel
Replies: 12
Views: 940

Re: Best bang for the buck spinning reel

The Daiwa Lt spinners are a great value. Many can allow cheap and easy bearing upgrades on the spool, handle knob, and bail rollers, making them feel like the more expensive reels. I bought my two young boys cheap Daiwa RG's in the 2000 size to drag through the dirt when we are creek hopping for tro...
by toddmc
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Lets see all them Daiwa's
Replies: 1080
Views: 255763

Re: Lets see all them Daiwa's

Seeing the 2 piece rods above reminded me of something. At the risk of going off-topic, I have a rather unique 2 piece rod that will go with me to my final rest. This started life as an Abu Olympian salmon steelhead rod. It had this huge, fat cork handle and a TCS reel seat, along with big double f...
by toddmc
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Offseason Changes Continue!
Replies: 13
Views: 456

Re: The Offseason Changes Continue!

Quantum without KVD is like a race car without a driver. I'm not a Quantum fan, but I hated to see him leave. I hate to see almost any angler that is such a big part and synonymous with a company part ways. This throws me for a loop every time that I think about it. It's like Agassi without Nike! :...
by toddmc
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Lets see all them Daiwa's
Replies: 1080
Views: 255763

Re: Lets see all them Daiwa's

This site is so focused on bass fishing, and the one piece rod mentality, that we forget that many other fishermen and places prefer two piece rods. There a lot of cool/high quality two piece rods marketed in other areas of the world, but I can't remember seeing a good one in a U.S. tackle shop in m...
by toddmc
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Offseason Changes Continue!
Replies: 13
Views: 456

Re: The Offseason Changes Continue!

All about the money. If you have ever read about Shimano/Daiwa sponsorship, it seems Daiwa and many other companies are a much better deal. Shimano seems to be more interested in anglers on YouTube and social media now. Maybe the better deal. I’m thinking a connection to a younger generation is muc...
by toddmc
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Offseason Changes Continue!
Replies: 13
Views: 456

The Offseason Changes Continue!

http://bassfan.com/docktalk_article/20131/daiwa-signs-lintner-johnston-brothers#.Xjr8UuhKi1s Wow! I didn't expect a few of the Shimano poster boys to jump ship to Daiwa. Either Daiwa is offering a better product, a better deal, or both. As long as Ike doesn't come back to Daiwa, I don't care who fis...
by toddmc
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: K2 Blank Sensitivity Compared To NRX, Conquest, Poison Adrena Level Rods
Replies: 28
Views: 1554

Re: K2 Blank Sensitivity Compared To NRX, Conquest, Poison Adrena Level Rods

I have the K2 715 built with a Fuji PTS seat. The seat insert probably doesn't help the sensitivity, but it is not worth the price in my opinion. It is sensitive, but not NRX sensitive. Some of the old threads on here say that the lighter blanks are more sensitive, but brittle. The 715 is a great l...
by toddmc
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: K2 Blank Sensitivity Compared To NRX, Conquest, Poison Adrena Level Rods
Replies: 28
Views: 1554

Re: K2 Blank Sensitivity Compared To NRX, Conquest, Poison Adrena Level Rods

I have the K2 715 built with a Fuji PTS seat. The seat insert probably doesn't help the sensitivity, but it is not worth the price in my opinion. It is sensitive, but not NRX sensitive. Some of the old threads on here say that the lighter blanks are more sensitive, but brittle. The 715 is a great lo...