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by tincanary
Fri Feb 02, 2024 8:38 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My little Swedish army, taking these to the grave
Replies: 9
Views: 5049

Re: My little Swedish army, taking these to the grave

Shazam! I would never have dreamed that possible in the classic Ambassadeur format. I can see why you are so attached to these reels. They're a lot of fun. You can get every single part for them aftermarket with the exception of the side plates. Hopefully more parts become available for the thumb b...
by tincanary
Tue Jan 30, 2024 11:45 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Do you still use Boca Bearings inside your reels?
Replies: 25
Views: 4320

Re: Do you still use Boca Bearings inside your reels?

I bought couple hybrid bearings from JZN store, when somebody mentioned them first a year or two ago, and really impressed with a quality. The only issue with them - you can't remove protective shields. Wish they would come with one side opened. They come out easy with an awl. I stab them until the...
by tincanary
Mon Jan 22, 2024 6:14 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Do you still use Boca Bearings inside your reels?
Replies: 25
Views: 4320

Re: Do you still use Boca Bearings inside your reels?

I've found some nice ceramic hybrids on AliExpress and liked them enough to order more. I have used Boca in years past and felt they were very noisy and not worth the money. The AE bearings I've been getting are much more quiet and they spin very well. Best of all they run less than $2 each. A 10 pa...
by tincanary
Sat Jan 20, 2024 4:57 am
Forum: Ultralight and BFS Fishing
Topic: Great Hunting vs. "Huntsman"
Replies: 6
Views: 1460

Re: Great Hunting vs. "Huntsman"

I obtained 4 different Megabass rods (all P5’s) when bfs bit. Nice rods but might look at the Graywolf rods out of Michigan. Super nice. Shane makes very nice rods, I own a couple of them. One is a 4'10" 3-piece 2-6lb and the other is a 5'4" 2-piece 4-8lb, both fantastic rods. The 4-8 is my favorit...
by tincanary
Tue Jan 02, 2024 7:44 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Smith LTD rods
Replies: 17
Views: 4892

Re: Smith LTD rods

I just bought another Smith Troutin'Spin, a 7'4" M 5-16g 4-10lb. i couldn't say no because Trout Shop has them for 50% off, came out to $242 after shipping. https://www.troutshop.jp/index.php?m=k&cc=0010&kc=0002&uid=53360101GJ001018 Hopefully I have it later in the week. I plan on using this on the ...
by tincanary
Mon Dec 25, 2023 9:39 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Who is the MOST over rated ?
Replies: 233
Views: 329401

Re: Who is the MOST over rated ?

But where there is extinction there is also opportunity. Botique brands can flourish, for those who can afford them. G-Nius Project and RAID Japan are recent start ups with bright futures. Imakatsu and Evergreen staying true to their roots. I still haven't figured out how Daiwa has changed but name...
by tincanary
Mon Dec 25, 2023 4:34 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Who is the MOST over rated ?
Replies: 233
Views: 329401

Re: Who is the MOST over rated ?

4. Capital companies and private equity firms have destroyed more tackle companies and ruined the fishing industry than PETA. This is the one that gets me the most. My case in point, Abu Garcia. They were the absolute best when it came to innovation, aesthetics, and build quality up until Pure Fish...
by tincanary
Fri Dec 22, 2023 4:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Backpacks
Replies: 8
Views: 3213

Re: Backpacks

Get a hiking backpack, seriously. All of the fishing backpacks stink unless you spend the money on a Simms, Patagonia, or Fishpond. I use an Osprey Talon 22L for day trips. It holds all of my tackle, a change of clothes, food, and water. The best part about a hiking backpack is the suspension system...
by tincanary
Sat Dec 16, 2023 5:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bass Fishing Not Very Popular?
Replies: 33
Views: 8611

Re: Bass Fishing Not Very Popular?

Sounds awesome and very tempting...how far away from Detroit and the inner city craziness is your neck of the woods? I'm in Wyandotte which is just a few miles south of Detroit. The nearest area of Detroit to me is Southwest Detroit which tends to be nicer than say the East side or West side. The E...
by tincanary
Thu Dec 14, 2023 5:02 am
Forum: Ultralight and BFS Fishing
Topic: New to BFS
Replies: 6
Views: 2189

Re: New to BFS

I fish BFS almost exclusively. The only times I'm not is when fishing king salmon or musky. I use it for everything else; panfish, trout, bass, steelhead, coho, and Atlantic salmon. Keep in mind that BFS isn't about fishing ultralight lures only. While the US market rod brands are still confused as ...
by tincanary
Thu Dec 14, 2023 4:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bass Fishing Not Very Popular?
Replies: 33
Views: 8611

Re: Bass Fishing Not Very Popular?

Bass fishing is alive and well where I am in Michigan. I live just a short drive away from some of the best smallmouth fisheries in the world (Lake St Clair, Detroit River, Lake Erie). I even have an amazing smallie river close by, the Huron River which is very popular among the locals but flies und...
by tincanary
Sat Dec 02, 2023 4:56 am
Forum: Ultralight and BFS Fishing
Topic: Ultralight Tools and Hardware
Replies: 6
Views: 2033

Re: Ultralight Tools and Hardware

I bought a bunch of these over summer, they were 77 cents each at the time. They're nearly identical to the Smith Split Ring Pincette. https://www.aliexpress.us/item/32568046 ... pt=glo2usa
by tincanary
Mon Nov 27, 2023 2:29 pm
Forum: Ultralight and BFS Fishing
Topic: My latest build, now I'm kinda broke!
Replies: 5
Views: 1734

Re: My latest build, now I'm kinda broke!

Aquaftm45 wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2023 12:46 pm
That is a heck of a build, looks like a really fun combo. How is the Graywolf working out?
I haven't fished it yet, it's a balmy 28°F out by me right now. It's supposed to be back in the 40s this weekend so I'll be dialing it all in Saturday or Sunday.
by tincanary
Mon Nov 27, 2023 4:24 am
Forum: Ultralight and BFS Fishing
Topic: My latest build, now I'm kinda broke!
Replies: 5
Views: 1734

My latest build, now I'm kinda broke!

I slapped this one together for fishing small crankbaits, retained the factory 5.3 gears as they are about perfect for that. This is a mix of Simon Shimomura parts (Gokigen clutch, frame, handle, star wheel, spool cap), Avail (2540R spool, line guide, driveshaft, pressure plate), and Valleyhill (2BB...
by tincanary
Thu Nov 16, 2023 3:41 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: St Croix Seviin reels
Replies: 28
Views: 9238

Re: St Croix Seviin reels

dragon1 wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2023 6:54 pm
Izz wee tawkin' 'bout Arse Reeee-sores?!?
We sho' iz!