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by johnD
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braid that holds it's color
Replies: 16
Views: 2161

Re: Braid that holds it's color

The only one that I have used that actually keeps its color "and I have use a lot of braids" is vicious no-fade braid. You cannot have used the Black Velvet then... I have three different diameters and all are pitch black as on the day of purchase. Slightly thick and and a little ropey though... I ...
by johnD
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braid that holds it's color
Replies: 16
Views: 2161

Re: Braid that holds it's color

Picked up some FX2 60# in dark green today. Gonna string up my flipping stick. I love the j-braid x4 although it fades pretty quick. But , I noticed this afternoon when it gets wet , it kinda gets dark again. Probably doesn't make a slight bit of difference, it's a reaction bite. Just worrying about...
by johnD
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braid that holds it's color
Replies: 16
Views: 2161

Braid that holds it's color

Which braid have you used that holds it's color the longest ? Thanks in advanced.
by johnD
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Bone Stock Reels
Replies: 21
Views: 2337

Re: Bone Stock Reels

When y'all get a brand new reel , do you open them up right away and give them a proper lube ? Or do you run them the way they come first ? I've always lubed them up right out of the box but , wondering what others do ?
by johnD
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Bearings?????
Replies: 3
Views: 678

Re: Bearings?????

You can buy the same bearings he sells off aliexpress for pennies on the dollar. Personally I would not run them in my reels. There are much better bearings out there with much tighter tolerances.
by johnD
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Scorpion MGL
Replies: 27
Views: 7390

Re: Scorpion MGL

I guess I should add that many of the other reels I have owned are of the Scorpion quality ie plastic side plates such as the Tatula ct and many of the older Curados. It’s not my first rodeo so pump and wind and judicious thumb pressure are all part of my repertoire, as with all Barra fishermen low...
by johnD
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....
Replies: 92
Views: 17913

Re: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....

Hennessy wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:48 pm
joekaz wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:58 pm
Tzlure.com mentions the 2020 Metanium. They misspelled Shimano :lol:
Awesome find! Now we need a translator \:D/
It didn't translate into much other than it will be updated for 2020.

The only thing I wanna know is brass or aluminum gears.
by johnD
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Degreaser for gear set
Replies: 3
Views: 643

Re: Degreaser for gear set

MisterQ wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:07 pm
I use an ultrasonic cleaner with a degreaser like Simple Green, then I rinse with hot water and last step is the final degrease in a jar with acetone.
Acetone is cheap and super effective on bearings too.
Thanks MisterQ. I have all of those items. :)
by johnD
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Degreaser for gear set
Replies: 3
Views: 643

Degreaser for gear set

What's the best cleaner that won't leave a residue on a gear set , it seems some degreasers leave a residue that the new grease doesn't want to stick too. I've heard crc electronic cleaner , but that can get expensive.
Thoughts ? Thanks in advanced.
by johnD
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: —Daiwa Catalina TW 4.9:1–
Replies: 54
Views: 7842

Re: —Daiwa Catalina TW 4.9:1–

After my test and wanting a bit more control, I looked at the inductor spring and it was a beast. I swapped it with a TDZ spring from TTT and it is much more controlled. The stock spring is the heaviest I've seen in a Daiwa reel. Also opened up the 4.9 just to see the gears. Teeth are still fairly ...
by johnD
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Project T 2020
Replies: 190
Views: 22029

Re: Daiwa Project T 2020

Another new vid went up last night.

by johnD
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Scorpion MGL
Replies: 27
Views: 7390

Re: Scorpion MGL

I think you would need a least a tranx 300 or 400 for barramundi. They work well for snook here in FL.
by johnD
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....
Replies: 92
Views: 17913

Re: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....

Salty Parrot wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:53 pm
Is the bantam saltwater safe
Yes. Although the chronarch G is the one they push for inshore.
by johnD
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Project T 2020
Replies: 190
Views: 22029

Re: Daiwa Project T 2020

I'd really like to hear what the haters actually want out of daiwa ? :-k
It seems we have some keyboard commando engineers among us...
by johnD
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Project T 2020
Replies: 190
Views: 22029

Re: Daiwa Project T 2020