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by mark poulson
Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:34 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Will this drag star fit a CH 51MG?
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: Will this drag star fit a CH 51MG?

Shimano had a replacement drag star. I could have still used the one with the broken finger, but it always seemed that the broken finger spot was right where I wanted to adjust the drag. Annoying. If they hadn't been able to replace it, I'd still be fishing with the broken finger drag star. Yes, I h...
by mark poulson
Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:18 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Will this drag star fit a CH 51MG?
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: Will this drag star fit a CH 51MG?

If you're talking about the older MG50's, their drag star is plastic. I broke a finger off one of mine, and Shimano had replacements. That was shortly after they stopped production of that reel ( :crying: :crying: :crying: ), so they may no longer have them available, but I think it is probably wort...
by mark poulson
Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:13 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Trokar hooks
Replies: 2
Views: 845

Trokar hooks

Trokar touts their triple cutting edge sharpening.
I remember when Owner came out with their cutting edge hooks. There was a big hue and cry about the hooks cutting too big a hole on the hookset.
How are Trokars that different?
by mark poulson
Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Daiwa's New Workhorse Has Thoroughbred Tendencies : Tatula
Replies: 38
Views: 11506

Re: Tatula TT Product Review

I don't know how TT can do the great job they do in field testing reels for a length of time before they are available to the public, and providing us addicts with thorough reviews to help us with our decisions concerning which reel to buy next, without the manufacturers help in supplying reels long...
by mark poulson
Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty
Replies: 399
Views: 167370

Re: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty

I'm right handed, and 65, so I started fishing using reels with the handle on the right side. I throw jerkbaits a lot, so, when I developed tendinitis in my left elbow, I bought several left handed reels to fish reaction with. I found I can use them almost as well, and I still cast right handed, so ...
by mark poulson
Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Abu Revo Gen 3
Replies: 47
Views: 30150

Re: Abu Revo Gen 3

I have several GEN3 STX's. I had 1 that the brakes would turn on on a hard cast I sent it back and they sent me a brand new reel a I have had zero problems sence I got it back. No problems on the other reels. I have that reel, spooled with 50lb braid for frogs, that I bought from Tacklewarehouse af...
by mark poulson
Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: exo reel question
Replies: 0
Views: 483

exo reel question

I have two Exo reels, a 100, and a 200. Both are less than a year old. They work like dreams. I broke off at the reel on two hooksets yesterday on the 100 setup, and when I went to respool today I fount that a U shaped part of the brass line guide carrier assembly bushing was missing, leaving a shar...
by mark poulson
Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:51 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Chronarch 50mg and Core 50mg
Replies: 22
Views: 3630

Re: Chronarch 50mg and Core 50mg

Falcon makes a great ML rod for small cranks:
CCB-3-17SH
Shoal Cranker
ML
MS
10
8-15 lb
1/4 to 1/2 oz
7’
10”
The 7’ rod of choice for making those long casts with shallow to mid-depth crankbaits and lipless baits.
It's on their website, under Cara Reaction. Click on rod models.
by mark poulson
Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Tired of Getting Cut
Replies: 10
Views: 3869

Re: Tired of Getting Cut

I used to have that problem until I started coating the joint of my left index finger with crazy glue before I fish.
by mark poulson
Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Where are the PFLUEGERS???????
Replies: 29
Views: 4612

Re: Where are the PFLUEGERS???????

I still fish several Pflueger Summit baitcasters. They are great reels, light, easy to adjust, full of bearings, never mess up, and were a bargain when they were available.
I'd gladly buy several more if I could find them.
by mark poulson
Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Bait the Finesse?!? Shimano -v- Daiwa Product Insight
Replies: 87
Views: 23522

Re: Bait the Finesse?!? Shimano -v- Daiwa Product Insight

Touche! I guess, if a carpenter were still making bass boats, we'd be stuck with the original Skeeter, totally out of plywood. I wasn't knocking engineers. I was trying to say that engineers probably aren't the best people to evaluate fishing tackle performance, side by side, unless they're avid ang...
by mark poulson
Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Bait the Finesse?!? Shimano -v- Daiwa Product Insight
Replies: 87
Views: 23522

Re: Bait the Finesse?!? Shimano -v- Daiwa Product Insight

I'm just glad there are tests being done by people here who actually fish, instead of engineers. While engineers are smart (just ask them), they also make mistakes because they sometimes can't see the forest for the trees. Remember that Mars probe they parked sub-surface on Mars, because one set of ...
by mark poulson
Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:21 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Bait the Finesse?!? Shimano -v- Daiwa Product Insight
Replies: 87
Views: 23522

Re: Bait the Finesse?!? Shimano -v- Daiwa Product Insight

Are fishing reels important enough to take strongly opinionated positions about, or are they, at their heart, just another tool to do a job, and strictly a matter of personal preference?
by mark poulson
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Bait the Finesse?!? Shimano -v- Daiwa Product Insight
Replies: 87
Views: 23522

Re: latest reel comparison

It's still a $500 reel that you can't adjust without removing the handle and drag star.... wrong... the cast control cap (that red piece in the pic below) can be adjusted w/ your fingers: http://www.japantackle.com/Shimano/Shimano_Aldebaran_BFS1.jpg instead of being on the handle side as with most ...
by mark poulson
Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:20 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Bait the Finesse?!? Shimano -v- Daiwa Product Insight
Replies: 87
Views: 23522

latest reel comparison

I read the Daiwa vs Shimano review, and all I could think of was needing a pair of channel locks to adjust the spool tension on the Shimano reel. Not something I would do, or expect to have to do, with a reel of that price and quality. Maybe they're just setting us up to have to buy OEM aftermarket ...