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by toddmc
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Drilling an Avail 16ALD15 Spool
Replies: 16
Views: 1602

Re: Drilling an Avail 16ALD15 Spool

I don't think that you will take out much more than a gram. Also, the holes let water into your reel. The DIY spools with holes are only about a gram less than the non-drilled spools. Why would you sacrifice strength, and keeping water out of your reel? You could also drill out the body panels on a ...
by toddmc
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Show off your BFS Casting Reels
Replies: 502
Views: 138837

Re: Show off your BFS Casting Reels

staten island angler wrote:He’s the last on I finished. Has a Zonda Hedgehog spool, Orange zeal’s, polished internals. Simply and clean.
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That is simple and clean. I've gone that route on a few of my reels also.
by toddmc
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Terminal Tackle Help
Replies: 8
Views: 1194

Re: Terminal Tackle Help

The Owner ST-36 is a great hook, and I use a lot of them, but one hook style for all applications is a bad Idea. You often need a stronger hook for smallmounth. KVD has spent a great deal of his career developing different treble hooks for different applications. You can google his videos and articl...
by toddmc
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Abrasion Resistance
Replies: 5
Views: 1346

Re: Abrasion Resistance

It all depends on the formula that is being used. Some monos and fluoros are soft. Some are hard. Softer formulas of each material tend to have more stretch. Most fluoro leader specific formulas tends to be harder than most monos, and they have less stretch. The saltwater guys are the ones that tend...
by toddmc
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Best combo for a chatterbait?
Replies: 34
Views: 3253

Re: Best combo for a chatterbait?

Heddonfrog wrote:What would you recommend I use to throw this beast? :D
I would wear a mouth guard when throwing that thing, or you might shake out some of your dental work. :o
by toddmc
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Best combo for a chatterbait?
Replies: 34
Views: 3253

Re: Best combo for a chatterbait?

You guys that are losing fish on the bladed jig aren't using the right tackle to get a good hook set, or are letting the fish get slack. Any jig style bait will tend to get thrown when a fish gets slack because of the heavy weight at the front of the hook. It is simple physics. The simple answer is ...
by toddmc
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Best combo for a chatterbait?
Replies: 34
Views: 3253

Re: Best combo for a chatterbait?

This topic has been beat to death on TT and every other fishing site that I frequent. The answer all depends on what you are fishing. The bladed jig can be thrown just about anywhere. Therefore, the answers will be all over the place. Brett Hite and many of the other guys that are throwing glass/com...
by toddmc
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Let's see that backlash!
Replies: 43
Views: 5842

Re: Let's see that backlash!

triple_illusion wrote:let a noob try casting:
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I don't think that I have ever seen one that bad. That takes talent. :lol: That probably took forever just to cut out.
by toddmc
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Braided Line for winter Trout
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Re: Braided Line for winter Trout

I don't ice fish here in SoCal :lol: , but it is also important to match your line to your hook diameter. Many of the light trout hooks don't do well with braid because it is low stretch. I tried braid many years ago for stream fishing int the Eastern Sierras. It was too unforgiving, on small fish e...
by toddmc
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: New flip blank from point blank
Replies: 19
Views: 1867

Re: New flip blank from point blank

Todd they do load smoothly but this year alone before I gave it away, my mh731 has lost over 35lbs worth of fish costing me 2 wins. What I found was for me the blank recovered much quicker than what I was wanting. I will say it does have a brunch of power. While swimming a jig this spring I was abl...
by toddmc
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: New flip blank from point blank
Replies: 19
Views: 1867

Re: New flip blank from point blank

The one thing I continually hear is how they don’t loose fish on them. This is also a quality of all of the Point Blank rods. They load up so smooth. There is no scrim that makes the rod feel brittle, or that also makes the blank want to unload too quickly. I have lost very few fish on all of the m...
by toddmc
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Z Man Chatterbait Micro trailer?
Replies: 14
Views: 2443

Re: Z Man Chatterbait Micro trailer?

As was said, you really need to be careful about the size of the trailer. Even the Keitech 2.8 is a bit much in my opinion. I have caught a lot of fish using the last two inches or so of a 4" ringworm. It works on the 1/8 and 1/4. My kids throw these baits a lot because they are easy to fish on spin...
by toddmc
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Lets see all them Daiwa's
Replies: 952
Views: 210093

Re: Lets see all them Daiwa's

... TD brothers ... https://i.imgur.com/LuRvzEG.jpg I've still got two Sol 2500's and two Fuego Baitcasters. I wish that I hadn't gotten rid of my two Sol baitcasters. They are all timeless classics. My Sol spinning reels have been beat to death, but are still solid. I would still be regularly fish...
by toddmc
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Best grease and oil for servicing reels. 2019 edition.
Replies: 36
Views: 4952

Re: Best grease and oil for servicing reels. 2019 edition.

I've learned this the hard way too. I've put carbontex into all my CU200E7's, CH50MGs, CU200Bs, CH100D7s, and maybe a few more I'm forgetting. If you ever fish braid or any heavy line, greased drag washers lead to a slipping drag. I have a tub of Cal's, but I won't put it on my drag washers anymore...
by toddmc
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1467
Views: 306661

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/forum-bucket/monthly_2019_02/large.IMG_2425-2.JPG.ff4effaa7b368015fb13cafa863d72be.JPG My first pea. Caught in the Miami canal system. That's a real big one from a canal system, from what I have seen and read about. I would love to get out there and do the same.