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by mark poulson
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: How are BB1’s so smooth w/o bearing supported pinion gear?
Replies: 9
Views: 774

Re: How are BB1’s so smooth w/o bearing supported pinion gear?

It looks to me like there are three bearings on the spool shaft. 107, 89, and 55.
89 is right next to the 155 bushing, so there doesn't seem like there's room for the shaft to flex enough to wear on that bushing.
Of course, that's what it looks like to me, and what do I know? :lol: :lol: :lol:
by mark poulson
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa magnetic brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 536

Re: Daiwa magnetic brakes

Yes, unless you have everything turned up so high that you can't get any distance at all, you still have to thumb the spool. Though, every reel is different with regard to how much input is required. Especially if you're using braid with one of the faster, farther casting spools, whether it's SV, Z...
by mark poulson
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa magnetic brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 536

Re: Daiwa magnetic brakes

Am I the only one here more impressed with his female friend that has a Daiwa baitcaster?! :mrgreen: She is a lifelong angler. Her dad had a saltwater boat, and they used to fish out of San Pedro in Los Angeles when she was a kid. She has been fishing for bass longer than I have. She fished the U.S...
by mark poulson
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Curado 70 spool tension loosening on its own
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Curado 70 spool tension loosening on its own

ZJKorman wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:29 pm
Never thought of that. I just so happen to be a plumber too :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: Funny how things work out sometimes.
by mark poulson
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa magnetic brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 536

Re: Daiwa magnetic brakes

Hogsticker2 wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:48 pm
Which Daiwa reels have you used that don't have magnetic brakes?
I've never used a Daiwa baitcaster, just spinning reels, and that was back in the 70's.
by mark poulson
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa magnetic brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 536

Daiwa magnetic brakes

I've never tried a Daiwa reel with magnetic brakes, but my friend is letting me try hers.
Do you still have to thumb the spool with those brakes?
by mark poulson
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Curado 70 spool tension loosening on its own
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Curado 70 spool tension loosening on its own

QUAKEnSHAKE wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:52 pm
Plumbers tape
I agree. I use plumber's teflon tape, too.
by mark poulson
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?
Replies: 50
Views: 15228

Re: What piece of cheap or tackle gear do you use and love?

I have a couple of Rick Clunn BPS med. heavy 7' rods and battle worn Quantum E600 reels that I use as dock setups to test new baits. I can throw anything from 5/16 oz. jerkbaits to 2 oz whopper ploppers with those setups, and they just keep on performing.
by mark poulson
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Help IDing this crank
Replies: 8
Views: 441

Re: Help IDing this crank

Now that I think about it, I think I had the squarebill version, which aside from the hooks was just terrible. It seems like I might have had a regular crank like yours, but it was obviously forgettable. I checked the other bait's line tie, and it's fine. I twisted it like I was tuning it, and it d...
by mark poulson
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: New mid range budget casting rod
Replies: 6
Views: 415

Re: New mid range budget casting rod

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by mark poulson
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New Antares
Replies: 31
Views: 1444

Re: New Antares

If you balance your rods by adding weight to the butt end with the fully spooled reel attached, weight won't be an issue. What you feel when you fish is whether or not your setup is so tip heavy that fishing it is a chore.
by mark poulson
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Help IDing this crank
Replies: 8
Views: 441

Re: Help IDing this crank

I went out onto the dock this morning to test swim the two Chikara baits. They both swam okay, with a tight wiggle and no rolling over. The chart one swam to the right, so I tried to tune it by bending the line tie slightly, like I do with every other crank that runs to the side. When I did that, th...
by mark poulson
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Help IDing this crank
Replies: 8
Views: 441

Re: Help IDing this crank

Yep, and FWIW there's a reason he gave it to you. On the bright side, they do make good keychains! I'm fishing dirty water right now, so I can't see the bait's action. What isn't good about it? The one I had just didn't do much. It didn't cast well, it rolled on its side too much, it really just ki...
by mark poulson
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Garage Baits
Topic: Time on the DL pays off
Replies: 13
Views: 1137

Re: Time on the DL pays off

Update. I went out yesterday on a buddy's boat. I was able to fish some, but I'm still not 100%.
I did, however, stick a 4 lbr on that bluegill plopper! :D :D :D
by mark poulson
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Help IDing this crank
Replies: 8
Views: 441

Re: Help IDing this crank

poisonokie wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:59 pm
Yep, and FWIW there's a reason he gave it to you. On the bright side, they do make good keychains!
I'm fishing dirty water right now, so I can't see the bait's action.
What isn't good about it?