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by Drew03cmc
Sun May 12, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: What's your rarest Oneten
Replies: 7
Views: 1731

What's your rarest Oneten

I've gotten a couple of less than common Onetens and I'm curious what your rarest baits are. Here are mine. Megabass Vision Oneten OB Zebra and the Vision Oneten Pro J 10th Anniversary bait.
by Drew03cmc
Fri May 10, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Favorite Chatterbait
Replies: 37
Views: 16920

Re: Favorite Chatterbait

With rereading this thread in mind, what is everyone's favorite method for fishing bladed jigs during the postspawn period and into summer? I'm normally fishing small ponds and lakes up to 15 acres from shore or my kayak. Most of these have emergent weeds, moss cover, wood and the occasional dock. J...
by Drew03cmc
Sat May 04, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Spool question
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Re: Spool question

It should drop right in. I think I've done that exact swap, but it's been years since I sold off my TD-X's. 99% sure, because I specifically recall that the gear sets will swap between the 2 reels. Thanks. I ask because I have a couple TDX and I can get the 105Pi spools cheaper than a reel, and I p...
by Drew03cmc
Fri May 03, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Spool question
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Spool question

Will a TDX 105Pi spool work in a TDX 103HVA?
by Drew03cmc
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MB Dark Sleeper
Replies: 40
Views: 14649

Re: MB Dark Sleeper

I have quite a few. One 3/8oz, four or five 1/2oz and a pair of 3/4oz. I am going to take them out this week or next and see about some bites. I figure my MH Dark Angel with 15lb copolymer should suffice. They should slay in rivers for smallies too. Any update? Not yet man, we are experiencing a mo...
by Drew03cmc
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Older Daiwa 7.x ratio reels
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

Re: Older Daiwa 7.x ratio reels

The TD-Z was a step up from the TD-X. http://jdmfishing.com/daiwa/td-z/ There is one gear set available for the LH TDZ 103ML/100ML, and it is a 7.1:1 ratio available from The Tackle Trap. If you like the size/shape of the TD-Z/TD-X/TD-S, then have a look at the original Daiwa Zillion. Same shape/si...
by Drew03cmc
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Damiki BFS rod?
Replies: 2
Views: 928

Re: Damiki BFS rod?

I have this rod and have it listed as part of a lot in the classifieds. It really excels down to about 3/16, but loses feel below there. It works great with light spinnerbaits and weightless Senkos.
by Drew03cmc
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Older Daiwa 7.x ratio reels
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

Re: Older Daiwa 7.x ratio reels

I guess I'll have to look for some gearsets.
by Drew03cmc
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Older Daiwa 7.x ratio reels
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

Older Daiwa 7.x ratio reels

I've found and fallen in love with the older TDS/X reels, but they're all 6.3 or slower. Are there any available in a 7.x ratio? I'd be interested in looking at them and, eventually, buying one. These reels just sit on the rod and in my hand perfectly. The weight is not excessive and I find it comfo...
by Drew03cmc
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Squeal during hard cast
Replies: 9
Views: 1252

Re: Squeal during hard cast

Well, some oil quieted the bearings, now there's no squeal. I just need to grab 4 sets of new ceramics...any idea what sizes the TDS and TDX take?
by Drew03cmc
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Squeal during hard cast
Replies: 9
Views: 1252

Re: Squeal during hard cast

ShimanoFan wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:40 am
Check spool pin alignment. If they move off to the side, they can rub the frame and scream when casting.
I assume you're speaking of the pin just past the bearing, but shouldn't tension on those be sufficient to hold it in place?
poisonokie wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:24 am
Grease the spool shaft ends.
Grease or oil?
by Drew03cmc
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Squeal during hard cast
Replies: 9
Views: 1252

Squeal during hard cast

Allow me to preface this with a description of what reel I'm talking about. I'm using my TD-S 103HVA. The last 2 short outings, maybe 2 hours total, when I make a hard cast, the reel squeals. I already oiled the brake drum with a light film of oil, but I'm curious if the bearings could be the issue ...
by Drew03cmc
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Alternatives to my rod
Replies: 27
Views: 3064

Re: Alternatives to my rod

The handle is detachable. I like that. I like that a lot. This kind of rod has become my preferred confirgutation. I have no way of knowing if it affects sensitivity. But, some of my most sensitive rods came like this from the maker. I have to imagine that sensitivity was not compromised to achieve...
by Drew03cmc
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Alternatives to my rod
Replies: 27
Views: 3064

Re: Alternatives to my rod

poisonokie wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:25 pm
The handle is detachable.
I like that. I like that a lot.
by Drew03cmc
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Alternatives to my rod
Replies: 27
Views: 3064

Re: Alternatives to my rod

I have, indeed, but would need to find a blank, maker, etc. The Xfast part isn't a big deal and I'm trying to avoid dropping 4 bills on it, but if need be. The Destroyers are gorgeous and would work well, but damn they're pricey. The Steez Liberator, I've never seen. I'll have to check it out. Wasn...