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by Cal
Sat Feb 04, 2023 9:55 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: How can I clean a soft touch reel seat gone sticky?
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: How can I clean a soft touch reel seat gone sticky?

What you're feeling is a result of that soft touch coating breaking down. I discovered this myself on several older rods and other items with a similar finish. The rubber, or whatever is used, just deteriorates or something over time 😢 A method I've found that helps is to get some baking soda and ad...
by Cal
Thu Feb 02, 2023 6:10 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Fishing Favors the Bold. Trika’s 7 Foot+ Casting Rods
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Fishing Favors the Bold. Trika’s 7 Foot+ Casting Rods

Fishing Favors the Bold. Trika’s 7 Foot+ Casting Rods http://www.tackletour.com/images22/featurebantrikacastingrods1.jpg Introduction: Trika launched their brand at the end of last season with a market changing mentality and leveraged their expertise in outdoor hunting products to create what they ...
by Cal
Sun Jan 29, 2023 7:16 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Suggestions for a Casting Dropshot Rod
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: Suggestions for a Casting Dropshot Rod

With your sinker weight, the NRX 852C is my first thought 🤔
by Cal
Sat Jan 28, 2023 8:20 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: 2023 New Fuji Reel Seats
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: 2023 New Fuji Reel Seats

Very fluid shape... interesting :)
by Cal
Fri Jan 27, 2023 5:50 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: JDM Calcutta Conquest for Finesse - The Calcutta Conquest BFS
Replies: 5
Views: 356

JDM Calcutta Conquest for Finesse - The Calcutta Conquest BFS

JDM Calcutta Conquest for Finesse - The Calcutta Conquest BFS http://tackletour.com/images22/featurebancalcuttaconquestbfspreview.jpg Introduction: Shimano Japan has been busy this season updating their Calcutta Conquest platforms on both ends of the spectrum. In addition to launching the new MD re...
by Cal
Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:22 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: kistler 2023
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: kistler 2023

Yeah… looked through our reviews.. the He3 was a Northfork blank… current Gen is sourced from overseas - likely China - but very good. Worth a shot in my opinion.
by Cal
Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:08 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: kistler 2023
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: kistler 2023

I can’t even remember what generation Helium they are on now, but the current one is certainly top notch..
by Cal
Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:21 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: When's the last time....
Replies: 13
Views: 298

Re: When's the last time....

Happens to me a few times a year usually when fishing a new reel and I forget to turn the brakes all the way up on the first cast. You'd think after close to 20 years doing this, I'd remember, but noooo :lol: Recently, I've discovered, if I open the sideplate and slide the spool out, I can pull the ...
by Cal
Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:13 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: The CHEAPEST ROD BUILD
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: The CHEAPEST ROD BUILD

LowRange wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:58 am
if I wanted to.
:)
by Cal
Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:11 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Conquest BFS 2023
Replies: 77
Views: 3020

Re: Conquest BFS 2023

The aluminum they machine the reel out of has undergone a process of pressing the molecules of the alloy closer together to make a stronger more dense material than cast through extrusion. Its sort of like a forgeing. Yah... we went through that kind of in the follow on comments :) ... all good :)
by Cal
Tue Jan 24, 2023 7:20 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: kistler 2023
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: kistler 2023

What was the model? If you visit their website, it should be up to date with their latest lines and offerings. Kistler announces everything during ICAST or in that time frame and don't normally have anything else new during the early part of the calendar year.
by Cal
Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:55 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano/Daiwa Price Increase
Replies: 12
Views: 795

Re: Shimano/Daiwa Price Increase

flipper502 wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:48 pm
…when the Yen was over 140. Zillions were under 200 bucks.
I may or may not have purchased a few Scorpion DCs and Bantam MGLs myself :whistle:
by Cal
Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:52 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Conquest BFS 2023
Replies: 77
Views: 3020

Re: Conquest BFS 2023

They must do multiple passes and have some sort of 3D process now. I had a picture of the process of the Calcutta B series from way back when, it was a multi pass system and showed the removal of the inner spool void and stamping etc. Yeah… the tooling must be insane… here I was picturing in my hea...
by Cal
Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:55 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Conquest BFS 2023
Replies: 77
Views: 3020

Re: Conquest BFS 2023

That’s interesting… they must forge the bar stock

Oh wait… cold forged… I was thinking hot forged.. carry on 😆😆
by Cal
Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:35 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Conquest BFS 2023
Replies: 77
Views: 3020

Re: Conquest BFS 2023

Slazmo wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:20 pm
The forged aluminium must absorb the mechanical resonance in them, other than the cast aluminium frames.
Most round reels are machined from a single piece of metal... forging is how a something like a sword is made by heating and reheating the metal and pounding it into shape. :)