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by nctrucker
Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Whats your favorite All Purpose rod
Replies: 80
Views: 13707

Re: Whats your favorite All Purpose rod

my favorite all purpose rod would be my g. loomis gl3 sj783 I built from a blank with aero reel seat, cork, and great guide spacing((with a lot of research). use it for many different techniques. sort of wish i'd built it as a casting rod(and may yet).
by nctrucker
Wed May 13, 2015 1:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Worse ..........
Replies: 42
Views: 10174

Re: The Worse ..........

zebco 909. spincasting reel; you just push button, cast and release right? not so fast, folks. when they came out the quality control was overworked or somethin' such. push the button normally and the front cover just came right off! zebco did make it right though. I had two and they sent me a coupl...
by nctrucker
Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Highlander
Replies: 4
Views: 1258

Re: Highlander

with all respect to current innovations in reels, I would go with the two tone Zebco Abu Cardinal 4 spinning reel, without any qualms or reservations. DECADES of trouble-free usage has given them a clear spot at the head of the class. definitely my go to reel. rod is a bit harder. maybe a shimano AE...
by nctrucker
Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:33 am
Forum: Ultralight Fishing
Topic: Review: Major Craft Basspara 6-6 ULS
Replies: 12
Views: 5883

Re: Review: Major Craft Basspara 6-6 ULS

thanks for the timely, in depth review! I've been looking at a similar model, the basspara casting rods in UL, 6' 6", 6' 9". good to see some non stock pics.
by nctrucker
Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:56 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: need some BFS rodbuilding advise
Replies: 3
Views: 1475

Re: need some BFS rodbuilding advise

thanks for insights, guys. I think I will build the 4 wt first and maybe a 5 wt if it seems a good idea after I run the 4 wt through a few outings.
by nctrucker
Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: need some BFS rodbuilding advise
Replies: 3
Views: 1475

need some BFS rodbuilding advise

I would like some input on rods for a BFS outfit. I have a few blanks to build on : 2 wt. flyrod blanks 6'6",a sp781 and a 7'6" 4 wt. blank. I hope a round black max 3600 will match up adequately for my needs at present but may get a reel more suitable if needed. I will be throwing various baits of ...
by nctrucker
Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:47 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Mad-Swirl Carbon Fiber Hybrid
Replies: 5
Views: 1554

Re: Mad-Swirl Carbon Fiber Hybrid

awesome grip!
by nctrucker
Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Guides and performance
Replies: 28
Views: 4630

Re: Guides and performance

if using today's very small, light weight guides, guide weight becomes close to negligible as far as impacting a rod's performance. micro guides will really keep weight down with a minimum impact on rod performance. large heavy guides are not used as much in custom rods and that concept is being car...
by nctrucker
Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Need feedback on Dadsoletackle?
Replies: 4
Views: 1284

Re: Need feedback on Dadsoletackle?

I got some abec 7 bearings for a neglected chronarch 100a.world of difference for the reel. I would buy from him again.
by nctrucker
Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:50 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: How to measure bearing sizes without calipers ??
Replies: 10
Views: 2135

Re: How to measure bearing sizes without calipers ??

I like that chart! makes things easier for older reels.
by nctrucker
Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:28 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: need some help with zebco and abu garcia cardinal reels
Replies: 3
Views: 1313

Re: need some help with zebco and abu garcia cardinal reels

I appreciate the replies and the advice. I did get some calipers and found some measurements on them. the zebco cardinal 4 reels need 10x19x7 bearings and an abu Garcia cardinal 3 will need a 7x14x5 bearing. a zebco cardinal 3 will need an 8x16x5 bearing. I put abecs in a chronarch 100a I "stole" at...
by nctrucker
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: If you could have just one reel
Replies: 104
Views: 19168

Re: If you could have just one reel

against the grain: i would take a zebco cardinal 4 spinning reel with an aluminum spool. have one(actually twenty or so) in use since around 1975. never failed me. i did change springs as a precaution about ten years ago. this is the reel i would want for survival. Wasn't the original an Abu and th...
by nctrucker
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: need some help with zebco and abu garcia cardinal reels
Replies: 3
Views: 1313

need some help with zebco and abu garcia cardinal reels

I have several of these reels. thinking about getting abec's for some of 'em. has anybody changed these bearings and know the sizes I need for zebco cardinals 3 and 4 and/or the black abu Garcia 3 and 4? thanks in advance, nctrucker
by nctrucker
Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:31 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Time to buy more tackle boxes
Replies: 52
Views: 8159

Re: Time to buy more tackle boxes

i had buyers remorse just lately. i bought some kvd tackle packs from a site in springfield , mo and wished i had gotten more. how many is enough/ too many? murky water there for sure.
by nctrucker
Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:29 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Custom "Organic" looking rod finally ready :D
Replies: 32
Views: 6432

Re: Custom "Organic" looking rod finally ready :D

SMOOOOOTH! Looks great. thread wraps are awesome. you put a lot of thought in that rod to get it to go together so well.