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by mark poulson
Tue Sep 26, 2023 3:55 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Looking for a workhorse
Replies: 54
Views: 20268

Re: Looking for a workhorse

I've found that reels with brass main gears last.
by mark poulson
Mon Sep 25, 2023 3:43 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Vibrating Jig Question
Replies: 32
Views: 14317

Re: Vibrating Jig Question

Find a piece of 12 awg stranded copper wire and cut a 3" length off of it. Remove the plastic wire jacket and use one strand to attach the skirt on any bait. Wrap twice around the collar, just above the rubber band and keep the ends roughly the same length. Pull it as tight as you can get it by han...
by mark poulson
Mon Sep 25, 2023 10:32 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Vibrating Jig Question
Replies: 32
Views: 14317

Re: Vibrating Jig Question

I would reinforce the the rubber skirt band by adding some thread wraps, so you don't lose the skirt material when the rubber band breaks, which it will. :evil:
by mark poulson
Mon Sep 25, 2023 10:25 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: re-tempering hook eyes
Replies: 3
Views: 2042

Re: re-tempering hook eyes

Update: I tried tempering the 5/0 stock Victory jig hooks with my 1000 degree heat gun, and the eyes still snapped. Same with the Mustad hooks. So I used the propane torch to get the hook eyes red hot, let them cool on the metal tray I use under my lead pot when I pour, and then opened the eyes with...
by mark poulson
Mon Sep 25, 2023 10:20 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1967
Views: 980573

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

:lol: :lol: :lol: Future 50 incher, no doubt!
by mark poulson
Sun Sep 17, 2023 10:55 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1967
Views: 980573

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

Congrats!!!
by mark poulson
Tue Sep 05, 2023 2:15 pm
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Was Braided Line a Game Changer for You?
Replies: 46
Views: 19153

Re: Was Braided Line a Game Changer for You?

Thanks for the info, guys. Now, I have a few lines for leaders to check out, though I don't use fluoro, so I need to find something that floats from Sunline. For the last 15 years or so, the best one I found was Defier. I use it as leaders. Almost any 20lb mono will work, because mono stretches a b...
by mark poulson
Mon Sep 04, 2023 10:03 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Was Braided Line a Game Changer for You?
Replies: 46
Views: 19153

Re: Was Braided Line a Game Changer for You?

I fish 50lb braid to 20lb fluoro leader, and haven't had a break off in the three+- years I've been fishing that combo. No matter which braid, I use Sunline saltwater leader system FC100 fluorocarbon. It is designed to be used as a leader for salt water fishing. I heard about it on the Tactical Bass...
by mark poulson
Mon Sep 04, 2023 9:31 am
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: re-tempering hook eyes
Replies: 3
Views: 2042

Re: re-tempering hook eyes

Slazmo wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2023 7:01 pm
Quench in motor oil or quenching oil.
Would I quench the hook while it's still red hot? Would quenching make it less brittle?
by mark poulson
Sun Sep 03, 2023 2:23 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: re-tempering hook eyes
Replies: 3
Views: 2042

re-tempering hook eyes

I heat my jig hook eyes red hot so I can open them without breaking to insert a chatter blade.

Is there a way I can re-temper them so they won't reopen as easily, but not become brittle again?
by mark poulson
Mon Aug 28, 2023 11:41 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Was Braided Line a Game Changer for You?
Replies: 46
Views: 19153

Re: Was Braided Line a Game Changer for You?

It has been for me. I don't need heroic hooksets at the end of a long cast anymore. With no stretch, the hooks penetrate with just a sweep set, and I can winch fish out of grass and tules. I use a 4' length of 20lb fluoro as a leader.
by mark poulson
Sat Aug 26, 2023 6:56 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Versatile cranking rod
Replies: 11
Views: 1493

Re: Versatile cranking rod

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/13_Fishing_Defy_Black_Crankbait_Casting_Rods/descpage-CRHDF.html I like the 7'4" and use it for any moving bait. The lure range is 1/4oz to 1 1/2oz, and it handles the whole range well. Would you take one of those over a Duckett JW signature series? I've never fished...
by mark poulson
Sat Aug 26, 2023 2:32 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Versatile cranking rod
Replies: 11
Views: 1493

Re: Versatile cranking rod

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/13_Fishing_Defy_Black_Crankbait_Casting_Rods/descpage-CRHDF.html I like the 7'4" and use it for any moving bait. The lure range is 1/4oz to 1 1/2oz, and it handles the whole range well. Good stuff right there and lots of excellent user reviews. And they're cheap, $80...
by mark poulson
Sat Aug 26, 2023 2:30 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Inshore reel for 7M Expire glass
Replies: 12
Views: 2434

Re: Inshore reel for 7M Expire glass

russ57 wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2023 11:38 am
Unfortunately my Scorpion/Expride combo was stolen off the beach while fishing at sunset :crying:
Damn!!! I hate thieves. :evil: :evil: :evil:
by mark poulson
Fri Aug 25, 2023 1:44 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Stella SW 14000 XG (2019) servicing lubes
Replies: 14
Views: 4259

Re: Stella SW 14000 XG (2019) servicing lubes

I use Wiha brand mostly. #1 Phillips, Torx T6, T9 and I think T8. I don't have a 14K in front of me to double check at the moment. You will need a #0 or #00 Phillips for the small screw that is internal for the rear protector. We use a .89mm hex to pull the rubber plug on the body to gain access to...