drumbum

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  1. LMAO!
  2. The execs at Shimano KNOW exactly what is coming down the pike and are in CYA mode, as are most big corps. You should be also.
  3. Daiwa used to have folding stripper guides on the regal strike series.....mid eighties. I have never had a problem with mine.
  4. Seems to be the way of the world now........You caught us trying to cheat you....now jump through hoops to get your money back......I said JUMP peasant!
  5. Fresh caught smaller blues are pretty good, especially blackened for taco's (i.e. bruise taco's). I've never bothered with a milk bath,.....but probably would help a 5 pounder. I may have been up there in '94....can't recall exactly
  6. Sounds good to me. maybe....
  7. Mmmmmmmmm...........grilled baby wheel
  8. Mmmmmmmm.......bruise taco's I witnessed a guy catch an 8# blue on an AM party boat trip, (LBI....Barnegat) back in the mid nineties.............eventually iced....eventually gutted and put on a grill, whole......'bout 8:30 pm. I did not partake. LOL
  9. I'll take it!
  10. Pick up a $40 BPS Graphite Series 7'6" telescopic heavy action, aka "flipping stick". 12-30# line and 3/8-2oz. I lengthen the butt and balance.....YMMV
  11. I'd try a clambrella rig......
  12. I have not seen any info about this line here, so I thought I would give a heads up. Received a couple 300 yds spools today, of 10lb test that I purchased to try out. No tests yet other than to check dia. Advertised as 4lb mono equivalent and .008 thick.... Measures .010.....same as PowerPro 20lb test... I have some PP 10# that measures .008 and some old Stren super braid that mics @ .008 Just info, so you know what you are buying....shop accordingly The latest version of SpiderWire stealth (flouro coated, not teflon infused) is likewise......their 15# stated .009/ mics .010....like PP 20# and the 20# stated .010/mics .0115....like PP 30# ....and on that stealth....always hard to tell what product people are referring to in threads.
  13. ....and BTW, ...what happened to the stickies at the top? And, does anyone know what year SpiderWire stealth transitioned from teflon impregnated to flouro coated?
  14. Update to this........ Took the time to test some 20# stealth braid that measures .0115" for knotted break. Broke at 29 something and 30 something through an FG to 40# BG,.....when I managed a good knot. Received some 30# stealth braid,.....package states .012 avg.......miced at .012. Also got some 15# spiderwire EZ braid. Package states .008.....measured .0078 and breaks at 21# avg. through an FG when you get lucky and tie a good one,.......best broke at 23 something. Not the greatest in durability....but for the price I paid,....usable. These measurements are from the lots I received.........YMMV
  15. ? It is a 14 00...........a 5600ws.
  16. It's a 5600ws.....again.
  17. 5600 ws ....a C4 6.3-1
  18. Approximately 6 & 7/8's
  19. Shilly.....like this? LOL....got heck in the comments
  20. ....so if fishing a 5500 with 5 lbs drag....cranking back reduces to 1.25 lb,....and that happens with about a third of revolution backwards of the handle. Difficult (but not impossible) to reduce drag "a little bit" during a fight.
  21. The Aktie Bolaget Urfabricken 2 speeds are schweet! I recently converted one to CT out of necessity, due to a less than intelligent coupling to a disengaging levelwind. The Syncro's..........were never implemented well, i.e. the ability to totally turn off drag at lower settings, during a fight. 30%- 50% reduction would have been more appropriate. .....The auto-mags didn't have staying power. I have a new found respect for the system though........ ...and the planetary gearing of the Eon's is pretty dang cool, but....again, coupled with a disengaging levelwind. I have never understood the issues people had with the Eon's.....
  22. De-grease that side plate, and put a couple drops of penetrating grade green loctite on that bearing housing to tighten it back up.
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  24. You should reserve the chest puffing till you catch your states record baby wheel.
  25. Reminded me to listen to some Ween.......lol