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by lifeofRiley
Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: CU200B part search
Replies: 3
Views: 2297

Re: CU200B part search

Thanks, I will check there.
by lifeofRiley
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: CU200B part search
Replies: 3
Views: 2297

CU200B part search

I know a guy looking for a tension knob for an old greenie, anyone know any superseding parts that will work if he can't find an original?
by lifeofRiley
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Q on a Bantam MGL
Replies: 2
Views: 1757

Q on a Bantam MGL

I bought one when they first came out from a shop in Japan. It was making noise every few casts on a trip a month ago. I took it apart and added oil and grease to all the bearings. I also looked at the weird spring in the reel but couldn't make heads or tales of it as it's a new feature not on older...
by lifeofRiley
Sun May 16, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Hardbaits
Topic: What is your favorite discontinued lure?
Replies: 46
Views: 15477

Re: What is your favorite discontinued lure?

lucky craft BDS 1!!!!!
by lifeofRiley
Wed May 05, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: What is the smoothest stock Daiwa reel you've ever used?
Replies: 65
Views: 20765

Re: What is the smoothest stock Daiwa reel you've ever used?

TDX 103HVA


There's a reason Denny Brauer won the classic on them and Tak still uses a bunch of them.
by lifeofRiley
Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a quality snap.
Replies: 31
Views: 11478

Re: Looking for a quality snap.

The 25 are smaller than you think. What has been written is true. More reliable because they can't open and easier to use because you don't have to open them. It's a win/win. Snaps are outdated technology. I figure only reason these aren't more popular here is because they are not JDM which means n...
by lifeofRiley
Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a quality snap.
Replies: 31
Views: 11478

Re: Looking for a quality snap.

I repeat, just buy the clips to test. You will never use another snap again. There is zero advantage to the snap, the clips are smaller, more streamlined, and if you want a swivel, clip on a spro and you are set. Again, snaps in the #20-50 poind size are usually difficult to deal with. Girlfriend l...
by lifeofRiley
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Zillion sv TW 1000
Replies: 766
Views: 220832

Re: Zillion sv TW 1000

Wow. I can't believe Diawa sunk to Chinas level. They just ordered a Shimano and knocked it off. I guess they're trying to be the best by copying the best.
by lifeofRiley
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Pre-serviced a new reel
Replies: 3
Views: 1673

Re: Pre-serviced a new reel

The bearings are fine. You don't need to flush them, usually only a drop of oil to loosen them up. In my experience if you acetone a spool bearing dry and only add one drop of oil it could start screaming at you at any random moment. Long casts made with the reel on long rods over and over again you...
by lifeofRiley
Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Pre-serviced a new reel
Replies: 3
Views: 1673

Pre-serviced a new reel

I just got a new Curado K 200XG that I plan to use for frogs with heavy braid. Slazmo has often mentioned pre-servicing a reel being important and affecting the life of a reel(or at least the important internals). So I decided last night when I couldn't sleep to tear the reel apart. The first thing ...
by lifeofRiley
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Best Glass Rod
Replies: 20
Views: 6214

Re: Best Glass Rod

St. Croix the best hands down.
by lifeofRiley
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: tripod for phone and shore fishing
Replies: 0
Views: 5109

tripod for phone and shore fishing

I was looking for recommendations for a tripod to use when shore fishing. Mainly to take a picture with a fish when I'm alone. I got a samsung galaxy. TIA.
by lifeofRiley
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a quality snap.
Replies: 31
Views: 11478

Looking for a quality snap.

I ordered a bulk pack of snaps off ebay from China. Needless to say the quality is lacking. What is considered a premium brand, or what brands have you had good experiences with? I generally use a duo-lock snap, but am open to trying different styles.
by lifeofRiley
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: shimano 8 gear ratio
Replies: 14
Views: 3194

Re: shimano 8 gear ratio

65lb that's crazy... Whats the diameter of that rope :lol: I just couldn't fathom using anything over 40lb on a baitcaster. 65# braid is pretty standard when throwing frogs in heavy vegetation in the US. Lock the drag slam in a hard hookset and winch in the fish in. Gear buzz develops sometime afte...
by lifeofRiley
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: shimano 8 gear ratio
Replies: 14
Views: 3194

Re: shimano 8 gear ratio

Yeah, that's another big issue, line digging into the spool. I use a lot of 50 and 65lb. I've used everything from 20lb. braid and up, but that light stuff really digs in on a hard hookset or when fighting a large fish. Also the 65 manages so much better when skipping heavy lures. I used some lighte...