Pure Ice

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  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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  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.
  15. I got a perch question. I caught a few slabs on Saturday and cooked them on Monday night. They both turned out mushy, uneatable. Maybe you guys can tell me where I went wrong. 12" perch Steamed in bamboo steamer with parchment paper underneath. Set on a wok 1st try - Cooked for 8-10 minutes. Mushy texture - uneatable. 2nd try - Cooked for 5-7 minutes. Mushy texture - almost under done - uneatable. Any thoughts? Could it have been how I kept the fish. Caught strung up and dragged in the water while wading. 2 hours but kept in the water for 90% of time. transferred to cooler with ice and water. Cleaned and keep in fridge for 2 days. Cooked FAIL! Help a brother out!! Fish caught on flies and 3/4" grubs (6 for the day) ICE
  16. All kidding aside, I saw a rig at Baker that I thought was pretty clever, guy took a golf bag caddie and converted to a fishing caddie that held his cooler, gear and multiple rod holders. Self standing, big wheels all and all a pretty clean set up. One of my favorite parts of fishing is getting ready for the next outing, rigging my gear and the rig to carry it. Currently I rock an old WWII Framed back pack with a 5 gallon bucket w/ plywood cutting board / bucket top seat, and all the lash points needed for sand spikes, extra rods you name it. It carries more than I need. The only problem is when I want to keep what i catch I don't' know what to do with my gear that I carried in, in my bucket!! What to do what to do..................................... Ice
  17. A wheel chair might be more comfortable. ADA approved for the bus, padded seats, arm rests locking wheels and if your worried about the weight capacity, I've seen double wides available. Sorry couldn't resist. Good luck
  18. Greetings folks, I was hoping to get pointed in the right direction, I'll be heading out to take part and participate in a seminar for the new Bayonne bridge going up. I've got a week out there and was hoping to wet a line. Any thoughts on where to aim and what to bring? Fly and terminal tackle. Thanks for any help that's offered. I'm coming from the west coast so take it easy on me. Ice
  19. Thanks again to all that have posted and sent me P.M.'s. I've looked over the area using google maps and there is a lot of water and access looks rough at best. Oneeyewilly, I appreciate your offer and will send you a PM hopefully if you & I have schedules that match and we can hook up. Again thanks for all the help here. This is truly a great resource for like minded folks. J. Ice Thanks for the permit info I've done it in Florida on the water by phone and it makes it really easy and convenient.
  20. Hey folks, I've posted most of this in the NJ form looking for some info, and now I'm gonna try here. I'm coming from the SF Bay and headed out on Tuesday the 29th for Westwood NJ and leaving for Norfolk on the 2nd. I'll be between staying some wehre around Westwood and Carteret, NJ. I'll be part of and attending a Project specific PTI training seminar for the Bayonne bridge. I though I might bring a couple of rods (7 & 8wt), and see what happens. If anyone has some thoughts of what I might expect and point me in the right direction I'd appreciate it. Not sure how much time I'll have, but bring them if you got them right? I'm moving on to Norfolk VA on Friday and will have a full day on Saturday and will be attending a PTI convention there I'll be in VA until the 6th. I'm gonna hit the coast and see whats going on out there again if anyone can point me in the direction to help a brother out and narrow down some options that would be great! Water Water Every Where Now Where's One To Fish?. I got a couple of days left before I head out and would appreciate any info that could be shared. Even if it's leave it at home and see the sights. Thanks J. Ice
  21. Hey fellas, Thanks for the responses, I fell off for a while there as I got more info. Now it looks like I'm headed out on Tuesday the 29th and out on the 2nd. I'll be between Westwood and Carteret. Not quite Bayonne as I originally thought. I'll be part of and attending a Project specific PTI training seminar for the Bayonne bridge. I'll be bringing a couple of fly rods, and see what happens. If anyone has some thoughts of what I might be targeting out there I'd appreciate it. Not sure how much time I'll have but bring them if you got them right? I'm moving on to Norfolk VA on Friday and will have a full day on Saturday and will be attending a PTI convention there I'll be in VA until the 6th. I'm gonna hit the coast and see whats going on out there. I got a couple of days left before I head out and would appreciate any info that could be shared. Even if it's leave it at home and see the sights. Thanks J. Ice
  22. Greetings, I've got a free day in Norfork on the third, any advise if I should pack a rod? Fly or spin. Coming from the SF bay, and have some striper gear. Any suggestions would be great. I might have the eveinings free for a few days as well. Thanks, J. Ice
  23. My seminar starts on the 28th of April. I was thinking of coming out for the weekend of the 26th or staying for the weekend of the 3rd. Thanks ICE
  24. Check this link out, I just made a set and they look great (have yet to try them). I might add some hood hooks to the front set. Now maybe I can get some help in the New Jersey thread. http://www.stripersonline.com/t/934151/coming-out-to-bayonne Thanks, ICE