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by aquaholik
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Duel Hardcore Super 8 10 lbs ABS and FG Knot Test
Replies: 1
Views: 1986

Duel Hardcore Super 8 10 lbs ABS and FG Knot Test

I'm quite impressed with this line when I tested it. That's because it "feels" thinner than it really is. It is listed as .006 inch and it feels that way but the scale and line density do not lie. It's actual diameter is closer to .009 inch, like most USA 10 lbs braid that tends to break over 20 lbs...
by aquaholik
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Fake or real line?
Replies: 5
Views: 2382

Re: Fake or real line?

What about it makes you think it's fake? The diameter is 0.15mm, and the breaking load is 7.9kg... Is it possible? Yes it's possible. Fireline Crystal 6lbs is listed at .15mm and breaks around 16.55 lbs. Tracer braid or fused, in fact, all of the line made by Berkeley has very good S/D ratio since ...
by aquaholik
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Light line leader connection
Replies: 31
Views: 11111

Re: Light line leader connection

That is the problem I have been having with the FG knot and thinner braid and lighter leaders, it slips right through the knot. 10 braid to 6lb flourocarbon Hoping the palomar would brake before the FG knot. What brand of braid is that 10 lbs braid? Maxima That is pretty soft braid so it should hol...
by aquaholik
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Light line leader connection
Replies: 31
Views: 11111

Re: Light line leader connection

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:That is the problem I have been having with the FG knot and thinner braid and lighter leaders, it slips right through the knot.

10 braid to 6lb flourocarbon


Hoping the palomar would brake before the FG knot.
What brand of braid is that 10 lbs braid?
by aquaholik
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Light line leader connection
Replies: 31
Views: 11111

Re: Light line leader connection

Quick test: Lightest mono I have on hand is a 15 years old Trilene XL 10 lbs test. ABS on the Trilene XL: 10.55, 10.65 lbs FG knot with 10 lbs J Braid : 18 wraps : 10.50 lbs KBS ( Trilene XL broke) 13 wraps(very easy to cinch down tight) : 9.65 lbs (Trilene XL broke) Double uni knot: Spider hitch to...
by aquaholik
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Light line leader connection
Replies: 31
Views: 11111

Re: Light line leader connection

Before claiming how great some types of knots are, they need to be tested under controlled and repeated conditions. Please read aquaholiks very long thread on braid and knot strengths on SOL. Link? As mentioned above, the spreadsheet link is given in later posts of the thread. Here it is https://ww...
by aquaholik
Thu May 04, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Spiderwire now marks the actual tensile strength of braids on the spool
Replies: 3
Views: 1689

Re: Spiderwire now marks the actual tensile strength of braids on the spool

Line labeled ABS Spiderwire Stealth 10 10 27.95 lb Spiderwire Stealth 10 (B) 10 32.60 lb Spiderwire Stealth 20 20 36.90 lb Spiderwire Stealth Camo 15 15 32.15 lb Spiderwire Stealth Camo 20 20 40.48 lb Spiderwire Stealth Camo 65 65 86.80 lb Spiderwire Ultracast 10 10 27.00 lb Spiderwire Ultracast 15 ...
by aquaholik
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: NANOFIL HATERS
Replies: 55
Views: 18258

Re: NANOFIL HATERS

21 inch Nanofil 14lb to 14lb leader: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v356/aquaholik/20160203_101141_zpsnrb0pxj5.jpg Thanks for your contributions to this thread. Looks like you direct-tied the 14 Nanofil to an Owner head. What knot? Has that line worked well with the baitcast reel? No, I ALWAYS u...
by aquaholik
Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Update on Shimano spinning reel binding issue
Replies: 6
Views: 4624

Re: Update on Shimano spinning reel binding issue

When you open the bail, it extends an L shape rod against the friction ring so that the bail won't slam shut during the cast.

Take my advice and open the knob opposite the handle size and make sure that the little plastic piece is not broken and that it is seated against the knob.
by aquaholik
Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Update on Shimano spinning reel binding issue
Replies: 6
Views: 4624

Re: Update on Shimano spinning reel binding issue

Check the "Handle Screw Lock Washer". The plastic piece tends to break and doesn't hold it's position causing binding to occur.

Part 12159:

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by aquaholik
Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Binding/stiff retrieve symetre 3000fj
Replies: 3
Views: 1397

Re: Binding/stiff retrieve symetre 3000fj

Open it and check the drive bearings and pinion gear bearing for free spin. Also don't forget to make sure that the bail trip lever is free and clear of the rubber ring that is designed to prevent the bail from tripping during the cast. Had that happened to my Stella FD and I thought I had bent the ...
by aquaholik
Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:10 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Poor start with 2016 Stradic Ci4+
Replies: 17
Views: 4323

Re: Poor start with 2016 Stradic Ci4+

Need to buy a lottery with your bad luck with Shimano! My Fk is going strong after the drag replacement. One issued that pop up was the drag ratchet and support washer become dislodge. It was down for a couple of hours until I got home and fixed it. Can't fix it right away because of the tiny .9mm s...
by aquaholik
Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Spool lip diameter on 2500 size Stradic CI4+?
Replies: 6
Views: 2346

Re: Spool lip diameter on 2500 size Stradic CI4+?

For Shimano, the 2500 and 3000 size are essentially the same with deeper spool in the 3000 size. It has been like that for at least the last 10 years. For Daiwa, the 3000 size has a significantly larger spool diameter than the 2500.
by aquaholik
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Spool lip diameter on 2500 size Stradic CI4+?
Replies: 6
Views: 2346

Re: Spool lip diameter on 2500 size Stradic CI4+?

Bronzeye wrote:Thank you!

Now, does anyone know if the 3000 size has the same spool diameter but a smaller spool core?
Yes to both.
by aquaholik
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Stradic FK upgrades *list and sizes
Replies: 6
Views: 5003

Re: Stradic FK upgrades *list and sizes

Get one of this to get the tiny screw shaft out. Search Amazon. All newer stradics and above use them now. It's MIP .9mm tool. This forum cuts off the picture. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v356/aquaholik/20160701_103242_zpsltd9lgje.jpg The torx bit to get the worm gear bushing is a t6 but the r...