dan_d

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  1. coastal....the first thing is to adjust the spool tension to match the lure you are throwing the key is to have the spool tension just loose enough to let it slighty overrun when dropping the lure from the rod tip held up above the 1 or 2 o clock position...* then try to practice short distance accuracy and thumb control by casting to cups or rocks or any object to act as a target...this is tough to explain but the youtube videos below should help....the key is practice like crazy and put time on the water with it.... good luck in no time you'll be modifying that reel....and another tip...make sure to buy the practice wieghts they cut my learning curve by possibly years...throw and learn with the heavy lures first... the lighter you go the tougher...try casting a rooster tail spinner on even the lightest rod/reel setup takes tremendous skill....again good luck.
  2. dan thanks for the response....the shipping cost is not your fault but it's like 33% of the cost of the tackle....Ill have to place an order with you over winter and get way more stuff so the shipping does less damage...great work by the way i can tell your quality is excellent...
  3. Jimmy im just teasing you....I wish the ravens well can't wait to beat them in a div playoff game later this season....go flacco....
  4. spoken like a jets or giants fan.... go pats....
  5. how would you cut the blank itself....a dremel....or would that heat the blank too much or cause stress fractures the length of the blank...
  6. so heavy is that comfort grip trigger on your spinning setup...never seen that are you saying you adjusted to it and like it....or are you using a low profile baitcaster as I most likely will plan to do...
  7. I seen a youtube video on a bass tourn pro that doesn't use split rings at all he makes his own split rings out of super heavy braid and says the same thing as ba ba...it doesn't give them torque or leverage as the braid ring doesn't lock out....
  8. good point beer that is why i blast my hook sets 5-6 times in a row after my normal 1-3 on the first tap of my lure...i loose some small ones....but if it's a good fish I generally find i have blasted the hook into the bone of it's mouth and it's rare i have an issue landing them....
  9. how are you making your own savage imitation jig heads....a custom mold/do it mold? can you provide pics....sounds awesome....I use savage but targeting schoolies as im up in NH and seeing large fish is rare...ugg...
  10. if revo sunglasses still makes pure glass polarized sunglasses they can be custom made to your prescription. I have an old school pair with real glass and I have never found any sunglasses to be even close to the image quality...i wish i had bought 100 years worth..they are that excellent... good luck
  11. foraging for mushrooms is one of the most dangerous tasks on the culinary side you can take....I would be very careful and as baccia states if not sure have an expert confirm what it is or risk kidney/liver/death on a gamble....that said the mushrooms shown look great esp the morels....
  12. will you do a set in black in the future...tough to find black buck tails...?
  13. palomar knot...no doubt....palomar the swivel that starts the leader first.....use needlenose pliers and wet the mono to help set the knot...then pull the swivel from a nail on your workbench with one hand while pulling the tag with the pliers with the other....trust me the knot will lock....then clip the tag and again pull the leader line against the nail to ensure the knot is all set....repeat the same for the other end of the leader (i.e. tact angler clip or fish hook...etc...) same thing use pliers/water/nail pull to make sure the full leader is now all set...finally loop the leader through the final palomar knot on your main braided line...your line/swivel/hook/clip will fail before the not....it's a lot of work..but if you want to make sure you land those fish (i bridge fish so the stress is unreal) its the safest bet... the 3 loop uni will slip...do not listen to that advice....good luck...
  14. sounds like something a contorsionist would have to perform to get hired into the circus.
  15. local has a point with the pro line spooler....but I usually always lay my line by hand....i use a steel bar that is strong but flexes and bends to hold the spool and attach it to a fence I then put on mechanix gloves and use a lint free bar rag that is wet and spool the line on under heavy tension with the drag cranked up all the way...with either mono or braid this has worked well for me....then if i hit the beach and have tons of room I'll use a ball bearing snap swivel 100# or more....and clip it to beach erosion fence and stretch the line out if using mono....rarely will i have to do this with braid but maybe once a season i will if needed....most wind knots are caused by reeling in without tension after casting...and failing to setup the line at the bottom of the spool before each subsequent cast. if you set the line at the bottom of the spool and have good tension during previous casts you will never have a wind knot barring extreme conditions or the fluke accident....hope this helps...