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 on: Today at 12:39:49 PM 
Started by wailua boy - Last post by wailua boy
ooh, forgot to ask:
the Z drag is normal (i.e., washer stack over a HD coil spring) -- correct?
...not that horrible MLX/MLZ "washerless" design, I hope
Yes, Iím afraid so.

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 on: Today at 12:29:11 PM 
Started by Superhook - Last post by mo65
Where did you get that knob? So cool!

   That's a fleabay special Darin. The listing I bought from is long gone...2 for $9.50...but I saw they are selling for that singly now.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Baitcasting-Power-Knob-Fishing-Knob-Handle-Replacement-Reel-Care-Accessories/223472836700?hash=item340804e05c:g:b~kAAOSw5LZcpM~~

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 on: Today at 11:59:28 AM 
Started by Tightlines667 - Last post by philaroman
used to double thin braid for a uni
OK, if you want to loose the last 1-2' of frayed line, anyway
otherwise, wasteful
switched to FF, many years ago
(it's a twice-through-eye uni -- not, doubled)
easier, collapses more consistently, & I can keep the tag end <1"

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 on: Today at 11:38:31 AM 
Started by wailua boy - Last post by philaroman
ooh, forgot to ask:
the Z drag is normal (i.e., washer stack over a HD coil spring) -- correct?
...not that horrible MLX/MLZ "washerless" design, I hope

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 on: Today at 11:33:15 AM 
Started by Tightlines667 - Last post by CW33919
Great knot - my neighbor turned me on to this one last year.  It's been my "go to" ever since.  Thanks for posting the video!

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 on: Today at 11:31:13 AM 
Started by alantani - Last post by Midway Tommy
left hand crank?Huh??   Grin

A "Spinner's" dream!  Wink  Cheesy

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 on: Today at 11:21:38 AM 
Started by Superhook - Last post by Darin Crofton
Anyone else out there fish the Baymaster 180?  

   Absolutely! They make great light catfishing reels. I put one together a few years ago specifically for musky. Just a few weeks ago I slapped a franken-180 together from spare parts.(shown below) Chad's son's 180 is one of my favs, and if I remember correctly Sal double-dogged one.
  That handle is probably stock Chester if it's a #24-160. The 180 used that handle during the time frame of that box with the white metal staples. It was the old prewar and early 50s 180 that used the tiny #24-109 handle. Fantastic buy! Cool

Where did you get that knob? So cool!

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 on: Today at 11:15:05 AM 
Started by Tightlines667 - Last post by Dominick
Great fun.  Dominick

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 on: Today at 11:08:05 AM 
Started by CW33919 - Last post by Dominick
Welcome CW from San Mateo CA  Dominick

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 on: Today at 11:05:19 AM 
Started by gstours - Last post by Dominick
The bullet casting guys call it "getting visited by the tinsel fairy" .   I guess that is because of what the immediate area looks like after the blast.     Can also happen if you toss some lead in the pot that has some trapped moisture.    Not something that I want to experience.

-J

I never heard the term "getting visited by the tinsel fairy" before this post but did experience it once (thanks for that Dave).  When I was 17 I  worked in a factory that rebuilt electric motors.  It was an exciting place but extremely dangerous.  On a hot summer day one of the workers was making babbitt bearings.  Since it was so hot the worker, a big hairy fellow was working with his shirt off.  Another worker had gone past the molten babbitt with a piece of metal that he had plunged into water to cool down after welding.  He was still shaking water off the piece when he went by the molten babbitt.  The water hit the molten babbitt and the tinsel fairy appeared.  That molten babbitt when off like a bomb.  No one was seriously hurt.  I had to hold back a laugh as I saw little silver balls of cooled babbitt hanging off the chest hairs on the babbitt worker.  Funny now but a little funny and scary then.  Dominick

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