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by aquaholik
Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Daiwa J-Braid???
Replies: 89
Views: 35298

Re: Daiwa J-Braid???

aqua71 wrote:I just heard it is now available in WHITE.

Limited selection right now. Waiting for price to drop to 6 cents/yard.
by aquaholik
Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braid - how light is too light
Replies: 6
Views: 2762

Re: Braid - how light is too light

Open water, 2 lbs of drag, you'll never break any 4 lbs braid. Light braid works extremely well with FG knot and Suffix in 6 lbs will break around 8-10 lbs. All bets are off if you use Nanofil 4 lbs. Notoriously bad knot strength and FG knot would be mandatory with 4 lbs Nanofil. Fg knot with 6lbs N...
by aquaholik
Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:31 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Concept A making a noise. Problem?
Replies: 6
Views: 1784

Re: Concept A making a noise. Problem?

Stopped tonight on the way home from work for a few minutes of casting practice. My Concept A is making a high pitch squealing noise for just under a second at the beginning of the cast. I thought maybe spool was rubbing on the frame, but I don't think so because casting distance is excellent. Reel...
by aquaholik
Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Daiwa J-Braid???
Replies: 89
Views: 35298

Re: Daiwa J-Braid???

All the talk and comparison about line diameter is pretty useless since braids vary in breaking strength despite what is on the label and the printed diameter on the label is usually much smaller than the ACTUAL diameter. 90% of the time, the thinner braid is going to break before the thicker braid ...
by aquaholik
Fri May 13, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Vs Shimano Spinning reels who's #1
Replies: 50
Views: 17229

Re: Daiwa Vs Shimano Spinning reels who's #1

I've had AR failure with the Sol and replaced it with a brand new AR. That also failed very quickly. I then took the old one apart. Unfortunately you can't service them like you can the Shimano AR. Then I decide to oil the new AR lightly. Problem solved. No grease in AR but it takes a little bit of ...
by aquaholik
Wed May 11, 2016 6:53 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Vs Shimano Spinning reels who's #1
Replies: 50
Views: 17229

Re: Daiwa Vs Shimano Spinning reels who's #1

I just ordered a Ballistic EX 3000 this morning, so I will do a head to head comparison with the FK 4000 in two weeks 8-) I'll see who comes out on top! Kurt Give us a longevity report also. My experience fishing drag more than 5 lbs on the Certate and Bradia is that the pinion gear bearing is the ...
by aquaholik
Sun May 08, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Vs Shimano Spinning reels who's #1
Replies: 50
Views: 17229

Re: Daiwa Vs Shimano Spinning reels who's #1

Damn I wonder if all those HG and XG gear ratio are the problems. I purposely buy the lowest gear Stradic FK straight from Japan and have fished 5-6 lbs of drag on it just to see if I can burn up the felt washers again after replacing the bushing with a bearing. No hint of gear wear at all and it's ...
by aquaholik
Fri May 06, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: SpiderWire Ultracast
Replies: 3
Views: 1324

Re: SpiderWire Ultracast

First of all, it's quite expensive. $21 for 125 yds. Although I only pay $110 for 1500 yds, it's not my line of choice for casting distance. Initially it's smooth but it wears down quickly and for some unknown reason, tends to be sticky. I spooled the 15lb test which breaks above 25lbs on a 4000 Twi...
by aquaholik
Fri May 06, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: FG knot question
Replies: 20
Views: 6132

Re: FG knot question

Don't form loose wraps like this video. Pinch it between your thumb and index finger and pull it back 45 degrees to keep each wrap tight and next to each other. That eliminates the need to constantly draw down and stack the wrap.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk7uWUa4z6Y
by aquaholik
Fri May 06, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: FG knot question
Replies: 20
Views: 6132

Re: FG knot question

Looks pretty damn good for 50/50 I'll try it. How does it work for light lines like .008/.006/.004 braid to say 4 -12 pound mono or fluoro? I can imagine line without any rigidity would be a bit more difficult..... You're too damn sharp Scooby. You need some rigidity in the mono/fluro leader. Works...
by aquaholik
Thu May 05, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: FG knot question
Replies: 20
Views: 6132

Re: FG knot question

@Aquaholik: Great pictures! Thanks. And thanks everyone else for your replies. I guess in general I'll have to keep trying to figure out how much tension is appropriate when I'm tying the knot. So far, I'm getting more consistent results by working the finger cuff section back and forth to get even...
by aquaholik
Thu May 05, 2016 2:16 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: FG knot question
Replies: 20
Views: 6132

Re: FG knot question

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v356/aquaholik/Screenshot_2016-03-15-18-15-00_zpsx7ylhzva.png Lots of ways to tie the FG. Once you get good at it, or rather once you find the method that works well for you, keeping the fingercuff portion tight should be easy. I've tied and tested FG knots hundred...
by aquaholik
Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Daiwa J-Braid???
Replies: 89
Views: 35298

Re: Daiwa J-Braid???

I think all braid floats, a factor when working weightless Zoom.
by aquaholik
Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Daiwa J-Braid???
Replies: 89
Views: 35298

Re: Daiwa J-Braid???

Fg knot cinches up so well with this soft braid:

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by aquaholik
Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:18 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Balls, balls,balls... Ball bearings test
Replies: 15
Views: 5470

Re: Balls, balls,balls... Ball bearings test

Sounds about right on the Heddon. I took the hooks off mine so distance is a little bit better at 150ft with no wind.