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by LgMouthGambler
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Curado 70 discontinued?
Replies: 24
Views: 3824

Re: Curado 70 discontinued?

Bantam1 wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:23 pm
The 70 is more finesse orientated with the smaller and lighter spools. The diameter is also smaller.
SLX MGL?
by LgMouthGambler
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Curado 70 discontinued?
Replies: 24
Views: 3824

Re: Curado 70 discontinued?

I dont really think the need for the CU70/71 is worth it IMO. With having the SLX available is the many styles they have come out with, why even bother in that price range. Ive had the SLX and the CU70, and I thought the SLX was a better feeling reel overall.
by LgMouthGambler
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Auction site gems
Replies: 919
Views: 114275

Re: Auction site gems

389Maverick wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:10 am
I never understood this thread, and as to why people would publicly burn their sources :-k :-k :-k
Sharing with your friends?

It might not even be a particular something you are looking to buy, but maybe someone out there is, and they will thank you for the opportunity.
by LgMouthGambler
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Chronarch MG 50 bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 1365

Re: Chronarch MG 50 bearings

mark poulson wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:38 am
LgMouthGambler wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:57 am
Yes.
Do you have a source for them, and sizes?
Honestly, I keep all the usual bearings in stock, and just change them out according to my reel purchase, or whatever my customer wants at the time. :lol: driveshaft is usually a 5x9x3, pinion 8x12x3.5, spools 3x10x4
by LgMouthGambler
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: reel deal
Replies: 14
Views: 3264

Re: reel deal

I particularly dont care to use a spinning reel, but for the money, the Pflueger reels are hard to beat. Just find one with a metal frame, and the rest is personal preference.
by LgMouthGambler
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Chronarch MG 50 bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 1365

Re: Chronarch MG 50 bearings

Yes.
by LgMouthGambler
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Lews Team LIte Reel opinion
Replies: 1
Views: 904

Re: Lews Team LIte Reel opinion

Good reel. Really small, and can cast light baits very well. The LFS platforms have been pretty solid for the most part.
by LgMouthGambler
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Protecting reels from scratches
Replies: 16
Views: 2730

Re: Protecting reels from scratches

I am quite careful and always keep them covered but bobber and egg fishing for salmon and having to rebait every few casts makes it impractical to cover reel every time..... If only i had a third arm! I have heard of a third “leg” but never an arm. :big grin: I am going to sit in the corner in time...
by LgMouthGambler
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Quantum Smoke S3
Replies: 15
Views: 4194

Re: Quantum Smoke S3

Good for you! I'm glad the reel is a winner. I just got the BPS catalog, and it shows a KVD Smoke S3 for $149. Only 9 bearings, but it has a bayonet cover, as well as the externally adjusted centrifugal brakes. Not my cup of tea, but interesting. The S3 is a totally different platform than the PT I...
by LgMouthGambler
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Quantum Smoke S3
Replies: 15
Views: 4194

Re: Quantum Smoke S3

I got some time on the water with this reel today. I took a Lews BB1, a BPS JM Platinum Signature, and a Abu Gen4 Revo S. I have to say, the Smoke was my favorite out of all of them. Casting, retrieving, pitching, and everything was smooth as silk. So good that I went on Ebay again to check out a S...
by LgMouthGambler
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Quantum Smoke S3
Replies: 15
Views: 4194

Re: Quantum Smoke S3

I got some time on the water with this reel today. I took a Lews BB1, a BPS JM Platinum Signature, and a Abu Gen4 Revo S. I have to say, the Smoke was my favorite out of all of them. Casting, retrieving, pitching, and everything was smooth as silk. So good that I went on Ebay again to check out a S...
by LgMouthGambler
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Deeper spool for Bantam MGL?
Replies: 12
Views: 2339

Re: Deeper spool for Bantam MGL?

Either put good 30lb braid that isnt .015 diam, or drop to a thinner line.
by LgMouthGambler
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: High Speed Reels (9:1 Type)
Replies: 16
Views: 5803

Re: High Speed Reels (9:1 Type)

Seems like it may be a BANAX build. Hopefully its a ACS style braking. I may have to see one when they are available.
by LgMouthGambler
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Quantum Smoke S3
Replies: 15
Views: 4194

Re: Quantum Smoke S3

I got some time on the water with this reel today. I took a Lews BB1, a BPS JM Platinum Signature, and a Abu Gen4 Revo S. I have to say, the Smoke was my favorite out of all of them. Casting, retrieving, pitching, and everything was smooth as silk. So good that I went on Ebay again to check out a Sp...