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by mark poulson
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: Help IDing this crank
Replies: 8
Views: 427

Help IDing this crank

Do you folks recognize this crank? A friend gave it to me several years ago, but I don't remember the manuf. Doh!!!
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by mark poulson
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Revo gen 4
Replies: 1
Views: 533

Revo gen 4

Are parts from the Revo Gen 4 reels interchangeable?
by mark poulson
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado K gears
Replies: 78
Views: 14584

Re: Curado K gears

Seems interesting that Curado gears in a Met make it significantly smoother than a Curado. The Met, being an upper tier product, has more bearings and likely tighter tolerances. So with equal gears, it SHOULD be smoother. In the past (up to the late 2000's) Shimano had explained their low bearing c...
by mark poulson
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Garage Baits
Topic: Removing Paint
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: Removing Paint

I am just a hobby bait maker, and use water-based air brush paints. If I want to strip a bait down to plastic, to get a clear bait to paint, I sand and scrape most of the paint off. Then I do a quick dip in clean acetone (quick or it will melt the bait's plastic) and proceed with painting. If I jus...
by mark poulson
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Chatterbait reel
Replies: 38
Views: 2858

Re: Chatterbait reel

Cranky wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:57 pm
You are allowed to reel a slower reel faster too. It’ll be the next revolutionary discovery in bass fishing.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by mark poulson
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Chatterbait reel
Replies: 38
Views: 2858

Re: Chatterbait reel

Prefer the lower gears. More torque when retrieving and less resistance. I understand that. It makes sense. I have a bunch of 7.0/1 baitcasters that I use for just about everything, including punching. For moving baits, I usually reel just fast enough to feel the crank wiggle, or the chatterbait sh...
by mark poulson
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Chatterbait reel
Replies: 38
Views: 2858

Re: Chatterbait reel

Cranky wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:54 pm
Prefer true low ratio for resistance baits. Not a fan of the ultra high gear ratio craze. What a world we are living in when 6.3:1 is considered a low ratio. [-(
I agree. I remember when that was blazing fast.
by mark poulson
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Garage Baits
Topic: Removing Paint
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: Removing Paint

Anyone have any advice on what to use to remove paint from lures? That Lucky Craft Paint is some tough stuff! Been using 90% iso alcohol mixed half and half with water. It works, but I’ve had a few of my used lures crack and fall apart. No issues with new lures, but still looking for something that...
by mark poulson
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Zillion Type R driveshaft modification
Replies: 15
Views: 995

Re: Zillion Type R driveshaft modification

Awesome work! I think you're ready to make some 8.1 gear sets for TDZs. :big grin: It's funny you say that...i just got my first lefty last week (that I did my first shaft mod to) so I haven't even had the pleasure of enjoying the 7.1 gear set in a tdz! I've been joking with a designer and a CNC gu...
by mark poulson
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Zillion Type R driveshaft modification
Replies: 15
Views: 995

Re: Zillion Type R driveshaft modification

Awesome work! I think you're ready to make some 8.1 gear sets for TDZs. :big grin: It's funny you say that...i just got my first lefty last week (that I did my first shaft mod to) so I haven't even had the pleasure of enjoying the 7.1 gear set in a tdz! I've been joking with a designer and a CNC gu...
by mark poulson
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Chatterbait reel
Replies: 38
Views: 2858

Re: Chatterbait reel

mrpao wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:57 pm
I use a calcutta 100d.
Its got a 5.9:1 gears.
I want to try the Bantam MGL PG or the Engetsu 100PG.
I like a slower gear so I can run it deeper.
Couldn't you just reel it slower?
by mark poulson
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: New fireline fused 8 carrier
Replies: 66
Views: 20245

Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

OkobojiEagle wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:11 am
Cranky wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:26 am
Fireline in general is a cult-classic in the Midwest for spinning reels and the Ultra 8 takes it to another level.
Do I need to start wearing a robe, Puka bead necklace and sandals?...

oe
If that puts more fish in the boat... :lol: :lol: :lol:
by mark poulson
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: New fireline fused 8 carrier
Replies: 66
Views: 20245

Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

Cranky wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:26 am
Not at all. It’s amazing performance on a spinning reel and 100% what I’d recommend it for. Fireline in general is a cult-classic in the Midwest for spinning reels and the Ultra 8 takes it to another level.
Thanks.
by mark poulson
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Why don't people like Hot Sauce?
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: Why don't people like Hot Sauce?

Slazmo wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:05 pm
Let's be honest... Its probably better than cooking oil... Probably...

Stains plastics and have seen some severely worn parts from the grease too...
I've never tried it on a spinning reel, just on baitcasters in fresh water. Maybe that's why I haven't had bad results.
by mark poulson
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: New fireline fused 8 carrier
Replies: 66
Views: 20245

Re: New fireline fused 8 carrier

I was wondering if it would coil on a spinning reel's spool, and jump off, like fluoro can and does.