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by Cal
Sun Dec 05, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Another SoCal Varietal, TrapBass's Fine Trap Rat
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Another SoCal Varietal, TrapBass's Fine Trap Rat

Another SoCal Varietal, TrapBass's Fine Trap Rat http://www.tackletour.com/images21/featureban_trapbasstraprat.jpg Introduction: Like certain varietals of wine, swimbaits with California origins have a very real and solid appeal. Those born in Southern California, in particular, carry with them an ...
by Cal
Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Finesse pitching shootout I think I need help
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: Finesse pitching shootout I think I need help

LowRange wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:45 pm
One of the neat things about these reels is that you can lift the clutch lever back up with your thumb tip making them act as a flipping switch.
You can do this with all Daiwa reels ;)
by Cal
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Evergreen International Dire Wolf Wild 7
Replies: 24
Views: 2810

Re: Evergreen International Dire Wolf Wild 7

evilcatfish wrote:
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:44 pm
Based on the Instagram story, it looks like the TT guys picked one of these up! :D
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by Cal
Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Swimbait or Crankbait? The Deps Tiny Bulldoze 100
Replies: 0
Views: 214

Swimbait or Crankbait? The Deps Tiny Bulldoze 100

Swimbait or Crankbait? The Deps Tiny Bulldoze 100 [urlhttp://www.tackletour.com/reviewdepstinybulldoze.html] http://www.tackletour.com/images21/featurebandepstinybulldoze.jpg [/url] Introduction: There are few JDM swimbait manufacturers that deserve as much respect as Deps, the OG, and creator of a...
by Cal
Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Glass crankbait stick for spinnerbaits and chatterbaits?
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Re: Glass crankbait stick for spinnerbaits and chatterbaits?

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:39 pm
... I currently use (dont laugh) a BPS Fish Eagle 7' 2 pc MH. ...
A fella could lose moderator rights over a statement like that ... :lol:
by Cal
Mon Nov 29, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: ARK Rods Elevates Invoker Series to "Pro" Status
Replies: 0
Views: 144

ARK Rods Elevates Invoker Series to "Pro" Status

ARK Rods Elevates Invoker Series to "Pro" Status http://www.tackletour.com/images20/featureban_arkivp76mlxs.jpg Introduction: It's been a couple years since we've taken a look at ARK Rods's Invoker lineup. Maybe as a way to rekindle interest, the manufacturer has taken it upon themselves kinda-sort...
by Cal
Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:06 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Edge Black Widow Flippin stick
Replies: 16
Views: 654

Re: Edge Black Widow Flippin stick

Yup... but I like a lot of unconventional things :lol:
by Cal
Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Help (megabass nerds) I'm stupid
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: Help (megabass nerds) I'm stupid

That handle design leads me to believe it's newer.
by Cal
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Locking Targets on Versatility : The Missile Craw by Missile Baits
Replies: 0
Views: 288

Locking Targets on Versatility : The Missile Craw by Missile Baits

Locking Targets on Versatility : The Missile Craw by Missile Baits http://www.tackletour.com/images18/featureban_missilecraw.jpg Introduction: You'd think after such great success fishing Missile Bait's DBomb trailer bait , we'd have been full bore into the manufacturer's remaining catalog of soft ...
by Cal
Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Have you ever been disappointed after an upgrade?
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: Have you ever been disappointed after an upgrade?

HobeyBaker wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:14 am
I also don't like the noise ceramic bearings make.
Very annoying and not high end sounding at all. It's a grinding noise making it seem as if the bearings are dirty. :evil:
by Cal
Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: How do you secure loose line on the spool?
Replies: 10
Views: 205

Re: How do you secure loose line on the spool?

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:11 am
Also, if the reel is already on a rod, I make a loop and attach it to the drag star.
Or hook hangar if it's open ended 8-)
by Cal
Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:00 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Have you ever been disappointed after an upgrade?
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: Have you ever been disappointed after an upgrade?

Dalleinf wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:36 am
I have often been disappointed with the effect or lack thereof of a bearing upgrade.
It can improve feel/castability/distance but often does not.
This... i've stopped playing the upgrade game a long time ago but especially given how much use reels get after I finish writing them up.
by Cal
Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: How do you secure loose line on the spool?
Replies: 10
Views: 205

Re: How do you secure loose line on the spool?

I tie a loop knot at the end of the line and loop over either the cast control knob or reel foot.
by Cal
Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Edge Black Widow Flippin stick
Replies: 16
Views: 654

Re: Edge Black Widow Flippin stick

He also said they spiral wrapped it for TT 'because those guys like that, and we wanted a good review'. I like all 9 of my edge rods quite a bit. The original Black Widow rods were spiral wrapped as stock rods. They were not custom made for us. If they had been, we'd have mentioned it in the writeu...
by Cal
Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Feeding that Big Bait Obsession with Gan Craft's Jointed Claw 303 R-One
Replies: 0
Views: 239

Feeding that Big Bait Obsession with Gan Craft's Jointed Claw 303 R-One

Feeding that Big Bait Obsession with Gan Craft's Jointed Claw 303 R-One http://www.tackletour.com/images22/featureban_gancraftjc303.jpg Introduction: At ICAST 2014, following the publication of our review on the Gan Craft Jointed Claw in April of that same year, Kataro Kake of Gan Craft Japan and M...