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by mark poulson
Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: new abu reel
Replies: 20
Views: 984

Re: new abu reel

Even using existing computer designs and programs, switching to different materials, with different production runs and assembly runs, and different packaging and marketing, there have to be large additional start up costs to recoup. this is the trick, right? fact is, there isn't THAT much to switc...
by mark poulson
Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:11 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: new abu reel
Replies: 20
Views: 984

Re: new abu reel

So how many reels do they have to sell to cover their costs, and begin making a profit?
I know we bass fishermen are crazy, but I only know a few who change reels every time something "new and wonderful" comes out, and even they don't do it all the time.
by mark poulson
Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:34 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: new abu reel
Replies: 20
Views: 984

Re: new abu reel

I was just wondering how a reel company could come out with a reel that sells for $500, which means it has a very limited customer base, and still justify all the production costs. It seems to my they'd have to sell some thing like 10,000 units to make back their initial investment and start to turn...
by mark poulson
Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: new abu reel
Replies: 20
Views: 984

Re: new abu reel

I don't understand what you just said.
by mark poulson
Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: new abu reel
Replies: 20
Views: 984

new abu reel

Cal,
Can you tell me how many reels a company like Abu needs to sell to cover their research and manuf. costs and turn a profit?
by mark poulson
Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Bass-A-Thon
Replies: 2
Views: 941

Re: Bass-A-Thon

Cal wrote:We have two other pending events for that weekend and will not be attending the Bass-A-Thon this year.
You will be missed. Send a gal or two to ease our disappointment. :lol: :lol: :lol:
by mark poulson
Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Bass-A-Thon
Replies: 2
Views: 941

Bass-A-Thon

Cal,
Is TT sending a contingent down to the Anglers Marine Bass-A-Thon next weekend, Nov.17-18?
Of course, you could just send the TT girls, and no one would complain, but it would be great to see you guys down here.
by mark poulson
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Cal's Zbone review
Replies: 0
Views: 444

Cal's Zbone review

Cal,
I read that this rod has a moderately fast action, and you were able to throw the 1/2oz Vision 110 with it.
Does that mean it had a soft enough tip for deep cranking, too?
by mark poulson
Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: aftermarket magnesium baitcaster spools
Replies: 6
Views: 788

Re: aftermarket magnesium baitcaster spools

I'll try that, and check out Japan Tackle.
Thanks.
by mark poulson
Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: aftermarket magnesium baitcaster spools
Replies: 6
Views: 788

Re: aftermarket magnesium baitcaster spools

africanbass,
I went to the site, but it's in what I think is Japanese.
Is there a translate tab?
by mark poulson
Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: aftermarket magnesium baitcaster spools
Replies: 6
Views: 788

aftermarket magnesium baitcaster spools

Does anyone make and sell aftermarket magnesium spools for some of the more popular baitcasters?
by mark poulson
Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Chronarch D vs Curado E
Replies: 13
Views: 2062

Re: Chronarch D vs Curado E

Tacklewarehouse still has the Curado 51 on sale:

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Shimano_ ... -SCE5.html
by mark poulson
Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Who make BPS rods?
Replies: 2
Views: 672

Who make BPS rods?

I have an old (6+ years) Stacey King 7' med. light cranking rod from Bass Pro. It is my favorite Sammie and popper rod. I recently (last fall) went to BPS and found they were still avaiable, and were on sale, so I bought 2. The new rods are labeled the same, but they are almost an ounce lighter, and...
by mark poulson
Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:42 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: spinning reel anti-reverse bearings lube?
Replies: 34
Views: 3899

Re: spinning reel anti-reverse bearings lube?

Guys, As a Jewish carpenter, I want to give you both some words of advice. It's the Holiday Season. Play nice, at least for now. I appreciated everyone's answers, and attempts to help me. It is not a pissing contest, just a friendly forum where folks who share a love of all things fishing can reach ...