Mike Mendez

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  1. Maybe an ice fishing blank? Whopper Stoppers also makes a 4' mini-rod from a custom Calstar blank. It's meant to catch larger fish.
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  3. Interesting solution... I've been using U40 Permagloss and am happy with the ease of use and results.
  4. Getting bit never gets old. Doesn't matter if it's a small stream brook trout, or 40lb yellowtail. It makes me smile every time.
  5. In Southern California we have corbina which look a lot like whiting and/or kingfish. Corbina season typically starts when the water warms in May/June and continues through Sept/Oct. Corbinas love soft shell sand crabs and are targeted by many surf fishermen.
  6. Heavy cream (36%) has twice as much butterfat as light cream (18%). Half and half is half light cream and half whole milk. So if your recipe calls for "light" cream, then your math is correct. If it calls for "heavy" cream, then no. Whole milk 3.5 percent butterfat 2 percent low-fat milk with 2 percent butterfat 1 percent low-fat milk with 1 percent butterfat Skim milk with less than 0.5 percent butterfat Half-and-half is a combination of half whole milk and half light cream with not less than 10.5 percent butterfat Light cream with not less than 18 percent butterfat Whipping cream with around 35 percent butterfat Heavy cream or heavy whipping cream with around 36 percent butterfat
  7. If not an Alvey, are you referring to these after-market "kickstands?"
  8. It's easier to replace the whole guide. Usually, the thread is not wrapped on the guide. With heat, the guide slides off and the threads/epoxy remain intact.
  9. These videos may help. Top is part 1, bottom is part 2.
  10. Very nice beach buggy! Maybe add a roof rack, or some other means to transport those long ulua rods
  11. That’s great news. Glad to hear you’re back in business!
  12. This video may help. Anti-reverse spring image at 4:44
  13. I agree with ZAFisher. Any grease inside the pinion gear, on the spool axel, or in the inner diameter of the spool bearings will slow the reel down. I like TSI320 for spool bearing and along the spool axel.
  14. I used to use craftsman screwdrivers, but they never fit right. I bought a set of Wera screwdrivers and oh what a difference. For conventional reels, the PH01 is the one in my hand 90% of the time and by itself is less than $10.
  15. Its been my experience that diversity of thought leads to high performance teams.