Pure Ice

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About Pure Ice

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  • Birthday 09/20/1978

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  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Fishing - Fly & What ever else that works. Camping (for fishing).
  • What I do for a living:
    Equipment / Fabrication Shop Manager

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    Santa Cruz Mountains
  1. So I asked a question previously regarding free spooling and got the answer now as I get ready to head out, and test the drag, the drag is very jerky. Any thoughts recommendations or experiences with the rebuild / service. FYI I was not able to rebuild the actual spool itself, I dis not have the tool to do dissemble. Thanks J. Ice
  2. Got it working asked on another site and they offered this one https://alantani.com/ Did a search and it came right up the graphite in the housing swelled causing the spool shaft hole to tighten. Up little Emery paper on a letter drillbit did the trick Thanks for the responses. Now I need a new problem for the shelter in place problem / project solving challenge J. Ice
  3. Interesting, on you photo you show a spring #82 that makes sense, but mine did not have one and the schematic if found on this site http://schematics.mikesreelrepair.com/albums/shimano/Shimano_TLD_10__87.pdf also dose not show one. I'll play with the lever again and see if it makes a difference. Thanks for the reply. Ice
  4. Ahhhh... the search function. Lots of good info but not specifically what omg looking for So looking for some info on my TLD 10. dumped the Kayak on the beach landing the other day and decided it was a good time to rebuild some reels that went in the drink. Diawa lexa 300hd & the Shimano TLD 10. The Lexa froze up but I tore it down and got it back nice. The TLD 10 well....... this thing is a beaut inside bought it used and when i opened it, it is a beaut. but, my issue is in the reassembly. I cant seem to get the drag lever to work properly. I've figured how it works mechanically more or less, the lever pulls & pushes the spool in and out of gear allowing free spool or drag actuation the further up you push the drag lever the harder it pushes against the friction discs (more or less right?) any ways, more to my issue. Took me to many time to figure out the above, but now I cant figure out how to get the spool to "shift" back into free spool after moving the drag lever back to free spool. What pulls the spool back out of gear? I can push the spool to the side and "manually" shift the spool out of gear, but that's not right. what am i missing? the reel spins beautifully in free spool no drag or rub. but one i shift out of free spool I cant get the spool to go back into free spool with out pushing on the side if the spool or drag adjustment knob. Thoughts or experience? Help. I'm going cross eyed J. Ice
  5. Ahhhh... the search function. So looking for some info on my TLD 10. dumped the Kayak on the beach landing the other day and decided it was a good time to rebuild some reels that went in the drink. Diawa lexa 300hd & the Shimano TLD 10. The Lexa froze up but I tore it down and got it back nice. The TLD 10 well....... this thing is a beaut inside bought it used and when i opened it, it is a beaut. but, my issue is in the reassembly. I cant seem to get the drag lever to work properly. I've figured how it works mechanically more or less, the lever pulls & pushes the spool in and out of gear allowing free spool or drag actuation the further up you push the drag lever the harder it pushes against the friction discs (more or less right?) any ways, more to my issue. Took me to many time to figure out the above, but now I cant figure out how to get the spool to "shift" back into free spool after moving the drag lever back to free spool. What pulls the spool back out of gear? I can push the spool to the side and "manually" shift the spool out of gear, but that's not right. what am i missing? the reel spins beautifully in free spool no drag or rub. but one i shift out of free spool I cant get the spool to go back into free spool with out pushing on the side if the spool or drag adjustment knob. Thoughts or experience? Help. I'm going cross eyed J. Ice
  6. So I'm getting a new rod (bday present from the fam.) here in the next couple of days here and need some advice TSUNAMI AIRWAVE ELITE 1) 9'6" - 3/4 - 3oz 2) 10'6" - 1 - 3-1/2oz Or DIAWA COASTAL SALT PRO SURF 3) 10' - 1 - 3oz 4) 10'6" - 1 - 3oz Or Other options...... Mainly Fishing from SF to Monterey Chucking for Stripers SP Minnows Lucky Craft Poppers Buck tails Ect... Matching with Penn Sargus 6000 lures currently 2-1/2oz - 3/4-1oz Previous rod was a Diawa Emblem 10' - 3 - 6oz Caught lots o fish but not right. All opinions welcome and appreciated even if I'm way out of line. Thanks J Ice I've read some previous opinions here previously but wanted a fresh start.
  7. Sill lurking like Lurch. In Boulder Creek now fishing my new "Peninsula". HA!.... Your such a tease
  8. What's the typical weight for these style plugs? I'm getting a new rod and don't want to left out. Those are beauties! J. Ice
  9. Great topic people. Long shot, but if anyone would like share some info, I'm headed to the Monterrey area this weekend and my wife has allowed me some free time in the morning. I've been looking at the Carmel high lands area but access looks like it could be an issue. So.........if anyone wants to share off line (PM) i would appreciate it. Vague info is great I'm not trying to blow out anyone's spots neighborhoods / general areas. On another note last week, I got a tug off the rocks north of Santa Cruz that almost pulled the rod out of my hands on a full squid. Ended up breaking off looks like the hook leader got rubbed the wrong way on the reef / rocks. Thanks J. Ice
  10. Im not familiar with those rods, but if your thinking about swinging a two handed rod, I'd look into beulah fly rods they have two handed specific surf rods in the lengths you are looking at. I've found some set ups used last time I was looking at them, but i chose to stay with my 10' single hand rods just cause I did not want to get in to the light weight by grain game (think spey casting). Shooting heads are specific types of line that are roughly 30' +- depending on what wt rod your using they are then followed by the shooting line. Typically you would cast the shooting head and the shooting line follows the head during the release of your head. This is where your casting bucket / hip basket and line control comes in. * Too much info to list shoot me a PM and we can talk or if you want to go out some time let me know. I've got some extra set ups. J. Ice
  11. I've been doing it for the last few years and really dig it. Was fishing Pacifica and SF primarily where the surf was real rough and it was a real challenge but lots of fun and satisfying when a good cast was made. I've recently moved to the Santa Cruz area and the surf is by far more negotiable. Double hauling is for sure something to know. You defiantly need a stripping basket and line handling skills Shooting heads have been what I've been using 6 and 8 wt- T8 - T14 with that a new casting style. A good rod warranty to go with the shooting heads. I've broken my rod 3 times with big clousers. Lots of Patience. I'll say if your a flyfisher in general, theres nothing like the feel of the line shooting thu your guides and "hitting" the reel when you cast all the line out of your basket. That is the BEST!! Good luck
  12. Looks great. One thing I've heard but have not tried, fluorescent light bulb tube guards they are a thinner plastic and I believe they hold one minnow each (cut to length) they should have them at Lowes or HD. May lighten the load and you might have fewer hook to hook hook-ups. All in all well done!
  13. I got that rod from a guy how had planed on fishing it off a boat for marlin or sail fish as well. It has sat untouched in my room for a few years. All I've been able to get from others is that it has the action of a broom stick! That being said, I recently took it out and tried casting with a clear I line and I did well 60' +- hauling the hell out of it. It was a work out for sure. I plan on rigging it with some a Leviathan shooting head and one day going rock fishing with it from a kayak or if I make it to some warm salt some of the more exotics. J. Ice
  14. Thanks guys, Yea, I dried them off really well first, cut slits, salt and pepper ginger inside and out. Next time I'll fry them whole or try as sashimi . Good to hear that they are typically a mushy fish. Good for my experience, bad for steam cooking & eating. Thanks for the heads up.