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by mark poulson
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Accurist S3
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Accurist S3

I've fished Quantum reels for 15+ years, including one of the earlier Accurists, and they have been dependable. I still have some of the E600 reels, and use them for my dock rods when I'm testing lures. Their externally adjustable centrifugal brakes are really good. They are under 8 ozs, but, compar...
by mark poulson
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Think Less, Fish More with Megabass of America's F5-75XX EMTF
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Re: Think Less, Fish More with Megabass of America's F5-75XX EMTF

Dude,
You had me at, "Think less.." Hahaha
by mark poulson
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: braking
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: braking

Thanks. I don't remember braking on the casting reels I had back in the '50s. In fact, they didn't even have a free spool, just a click or no click setting. But they are everywhere now. Thank goodness!!! The thing that gave me the courage to try a baitcaster again was the externally adjustable centr...
by mark poulson
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: braking
Replies: 5
Views: 337

braking

What came first, centrifugal or magnetic brakes?
by mark poulson
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Can't remove screws on Bass or Die knobs
Replies: 10
Views: 599

Re: Can't remove screws on Bass or Die knobs

for those stubborn screws I have cut the end off a Phillips screwdriver to fit into a soldering iron, by holding it on the screw head the heat transfers and softens the Loctite. then use your good screw driver to remove the screw. may have to hold the iron there for a few minutes but saves messing ...
by mark poulson
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Can't remove screws on Bass or Die knobs
Replies: 10
Views: 599

Re: Can't remove screws on Bass or Die knobs

I have the same problem with the screws on Quantum baitcaster knobs.
by mark poulson
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: rewrapping older rods with smaller/lighter guides?
Replies: 6
Views: 502

Re: rewrapping older rods with smaller/lighter guides?

I have had some of the older g.loomis rods re wrapped with smaller guides and was thrilled with the results. I never realized the effect a heavier guide has on a blank compared to a lighter guide. I went with semi micro guides and in some cases went with "lesser" grade guides and would do it all th...
by mark poulson
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Are we destroying our Gear Sets by pulling out snag?
Replies: 29
Views: 1555

Re: Are we destroying our Gear Sets by pulling out snag?

I've been trying to follow this one... In all my years of fishing I never ruined any gears pulling a snag loose, but I do it in a way that does not cause damage to my baitcast reels and rods. A spinning reel is different because of design. Too heavy of line on a reel can bend the main shaft if yank...
by mark poulson
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: The Power in IKE, Abu Garcia & Mike Iaconelli's MIKEC76-6
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: The Power in IKE, Abu Garcia & Mike Iaconelli's MIKEC76-6

Tavery5 wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:48 pm
Are they designed to make 2-pound fish feel like 5-pound fish? :roll:
Hahaha You can do that yourself. Just back the drag way off.
by mark poulson
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Are we destroying our Gear Sets by pulling out snag?
Replies: 29
Views: 1555

Re: Are we destroying our Gear Sets by pulling out snag?

Pulling too hard with a lot of fluorocarbon out (10-20 yards) can really weaken it, especially on lighter lines. When I first started fishing I used 7lb FC Sniper on a few spinning reels and used to pull till it snapped on snags. I started finding the line weaker and weaker then realized I was dama...
by mark poulson
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Are we destroying our Gear Sets by pulling out snag?
Replies: 29
Views: 1555

Re: Are we destroying our Gear Sets by pulling out snag?

Pulling too hard with a lot of fluorocarbon out (10-20 yards) can really weaken it, especially on lighter lines. When I first started fishing I used 7lb FC Sniper on a few spinning reels and used to pull till it snapped on snags. I started finding the line weaker and weaker then realized I was dama...
by mark poulson
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Are we destroying our Gear Sets by pulling out snag?
Replies: 29
Views: 1555

Re: Are we destroying our Gear Sets by pulling out snag?

The only things I worry about when pulling a lure out of a snag are burying the braid into the spool or breaking the rod. I typically wear gloves when I fish, so I wrap the braid around my palm a couple of times and pull, with the rod pointed straight at the snag, to get the lure to strip up a tule ...
by mark poulson
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Chronarch MGL clicking sound
Replies: 13
Views: 583

Re: Chronarch MGL clicking sound

I did not take the worm shaft apart. It was a simple clean and grease job for the gears. You're right that it isn't the x-ship bearing. I swapped the handle sideplate of the other chronarch i own onto the problem reel and the clicking persisted. I then proceeded to try to swap out the pinion gear, ...
by mark poulson
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Chronarch MGL clicking sound
Replies: 13
Views: 583

Re: Chronarch MGL clicking sound

Slazmo wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:02 am
Always mark your gears and reinstall at the same point.
I have never done that, and haven't had any problems.