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by nctrucker
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: If you had to lose all but one...
Replies: 29
Views: 7637

Re: If you had to lose all but one...

i'd have to keep my zebco(yep, zebco) Cardinal 4 reel-consistently perfect for over 40 years! rod would be a G.Loomis sj783 GL3 i built from a blank. 15# braid would do the trick.
by nctrucker
Tue May 30, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: How do you define your enthusiasm?
Replies: 34
Views: 31898

Re: How do you define your enthusiasm?

i've got a few JDM baits, a couple of JDM rods, and two megabass reels so far. "the water is nice and warm", they said. very happy with what i've gotten so far. just NOW(while typing this!)got a package from my French Connection with the first of my Daritsu Explode Pencil. $50+ for a lure i'm not pl...
by nctrucker
Thu May 11, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Who regularly throws small 3/16-1/4 spinnerbaits?
Replies: 20
Views: 16135

Re: Who regularly throws small 3/16-1/4 spinnerbaits?

i enjoy throwing the small single blade H & H spinnerbaits around timber. they're heavy in relation to their size but still have a good thump that'll get bites. chartreuse is always a good color. may try changing blade colors for fun of it.
by nctrucker
Sun May 07, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Who fishes with OLD rods?
Replies: 13
Views: 3579

Re: Who fishes with OLD rods?

i still use a few older rods. i've a lot(not by TT standards) of Shimano graphites-(Aero's, Fightin', magnumlite's) rods. and a few Garcia, BASS PRO SHOPS, AllStar and Fenwick fiberglass and graphite rods i still throw. just recently bought an old zebco 3366 rod for the handle and nostalgia. it was ...
by nctrucker
Thu May 04, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Question on Broken Megabass Rod
Replies: 4
Views: 1667

Re: Question on Broken Megabass Rod

i think i'd go with the idea of now having a truly CUSTOM heavy spinnerbait and jig rod. as you said, going the warranty route may not be going to give the value another new bandersnatch purchase would. i'd keep it as is, put a good tip on it and have it for stronger duty. definitely a bummer at any...
by nctrucker
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: building your own rods/mhx
Replies: 6
Views: 2043

Re: building your own rods/mhx

this is MY take on rodbuilding: there is a learning curve. steep at times, many things can go wrong. it's demanding, deatil(see how that went wrong?) wise. fun to do. you can make whatever you want, however you want it. options are practically endless. stealth to sublime and all in between. i'd star...
by nctrucker
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ned Rig on Casting Gear
Replies: 35
Views: 7926

Re: Ned Rig on Casting Gear

what do you gurus think about a stock calcutta 100 for throwing ned rigs? would i need a shallow/v spool?
by nctrucker
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's in your reel collection?
Replies: 67
Views: 15591

Re: What's in your reel collection?

Megabass FX68R Rosso The Lews is on my travel setup. Don't have rods yet for the TD-Z or the Megabass. I don't have much of a collection compared to a lot of you but then again I'm pretty new to the JDM/high end scene. How do you like your Rosso? what are you planning on using it for? one megabass ...
by nctrucker
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Shimano baitcaster handle
Replies: 1
Views: 983

Re: Shimano baitcaster handle

"older shimano" as in the Calcutta 100 i snapped up at a pawn shop this week? looks like something has taken a chunk out of one of the knobs. handle replacement is in order. other than that i'm really impressed with it. i will check the shimano facebook out.
by nctrucker
Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Throw in the Towel
Replies: 4
Views: 2167

Re: Throw in the Towel

All the time :lol: Well... More like put on hold until I find an interest in them again but I have unfinished rods, bare blanks, blanks with handles on them and reels that are completely taken apart. I haven't touched some of those stuff in over a year. Same with my venture into building swimbaits....
by nctrucker
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Your go to lure
Replies: 105
Views: 32264

Re: Your go to lure

shallow Small Fry Bagley in a faded yellow perch does it for me.
by nctrucker
Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Which shorty/shower Blows style bait brand is the best?
Replies: 17
Views: 5554

Re: Which shorty/shower Blows style bait brand is the best?

i've got a bunch of top water baits. never did do a lot with them for years. got a couple of shower blows shorty baits. just a world of difference to me when it comes to ease of use. like 'em a lot. doubt i'll throw spooks very much.
by nctrucker
Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Counterfeit Megabass Reels?
Replies: 14
Views: 2667

Re: Counterfeit Megabass Reels?

I got one each of the fx68 rosso and viola; from the auction site 220 each plus shipping each. the last few the guy has have now risen to 295 each shipping each. reels cast great. I don't doubt for a second their authenticity.
by nctrucker
Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:46 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Best Fly for Pan Fish
Replies: 8
Views: 11296

Re: Best Fly for Pan Fish

my favorite bluegill fly is a clouser concoction i tie with a red poly flash tail. mustad 3366 size 8 or 6 hook, grey squirrel tail over top off white bucktail bottom. red thread, lead wire wrapped around hook instead of dumbell eyes and an off white pair of plastic bead chain eyes. i make the tail ...
by nctrucker
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Gorge Fly Shop on eBay?
Replies: 3
Views: 7851

Re: Gorge Fly Shop on eBay?

I have not, but , over ten thousand items sold and 100% positive feedback says volumes to ME.