alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial a conversation with jerry brown, president of jb line one spectra
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« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2018, 07:31:12 AM »

Nope - the company is still listed as being in Oregon but no website. Maybe Lee has extra info?
Another site that's disappeared is Paulus line testing (Oz) - there was a great deal of useful stuff on that site.

Jerry's website was never up to speed and I'd bet he shut it down.  He is still around and living a few miles up the Rogue River from Gold Hill, OR.

I just recieved some 60 lb hollow braid. I had a hard time inserting the needle. I Would hate to see the 40 lb it would be very tough getting the needle started.

Mike

I have small needles and have no problem with 60# hollow.  JB hollow 40# is expensive so I use 40# POP Ace Hollow, and like it.  I have used JB 40# hollow and it is easy to work with.
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« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2018, 07:59:10 AM »

I just recieved some 60 lb hollow braid. I had a hard time inserting the needle. I Would hate to see the 40 lb it would be very tough getting the needle started.

Mike


mike, i had a horrible time with the different colors of 60 pound jb hollow, but the white was ok.  when you come over for the fishing trip, i can show you what i do. 
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« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2018, 05:13:46 PM »

My eye sight isn't so good and I have to stab at it. But I got the job done. Alan are you able to put line on the 20/0  or is it to big.


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« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2018, 05:56:23 PM »

I have bulk spools of JB 65 and 80 lb solid braid that I can splice loops and hollow core into, has any one else tried this? If there is interest I can upload a tutorial
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« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2018, 06:28:06 PM »

Bring the reel. If my winder can't handle it,  no one's can.
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« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2019, 08:32:44 AM »

An age ago, Jerry rode at least his first eight SDLR 18-day trips on the same Jan and May dates I liked, the Izor trips.  I spent months, seriously, 3 or 4 months, sharing 113' and listening to Jerry at the meal table, all through his entire no-knot pinhead-to-line mogul transformation.  I remember a whole bunch of it, complicated historical, financial, and personal details, not just spectra.  

I didn't keep up with Jerry after 2000.  I did however keep an eye on the fishing line and still occasionally need a refill.  The PE chemistry, the filament spinneret technology, and the braiding, coloring, and binding processes have all been incrementally improved and then, mass produced.  Japanese filaments and Chinese braiders have pushed prices down to $41.32 US for 2 KM (2200 yds) of good quality 8-strand 50# multi-color dyneema spec braid and $104 for 2KM of 200# x16 hollow in a rainbow of colors.  These lines, wildly popular with Asian and European fishermen make a fill with good braid about the same price as good mono. (<$5 per fill for solid x8 line on jig and bait reels and <$30 to fill a 50 International with hollowcore x16 braid).

Jerry's ideas in an AliBaba world.  Thanks Jerry.

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« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2019, 08:42:58 AM »

i spoke to him the day before yesterday and asked how old he was.  he said 90!
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« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2019, 06:23:36 AM »

Greetings - I ran across this thread when googling my fathers name, Jerry Brown of JB Line One. 

Jerry Brown is indeed almost 90 years old!  His hearing is almost gone, but his mind is still sharp as a tack. 

There is no web site for his line and if you want to order anything it's still done the old fashioned way via email at jblineone@hughes.net   Jerry can still take your phone calls, but be warned, he does enjoy talking and has tales to tell. 
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« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2019, 09:09:36 AM »

It sounds like you are Jerry's son, if so your father is a first class person and I need to run over and see him soon.
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« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2019, 04:56:35 PM »

i've never had a problem talking to people with bad hearing.  it's all about not jumping to the next thought until the first one is acknowledged. 

my wife tell her father, "hey, dad, i want to take you out to dinner at 6 o'clock on friday, so be ready."  dad would say "huh?"  joy would respond, "6 o'clock!!!!"  dad would say, "what's at 6 o'clock?"  and so on....  she never did get it.

i would talk to him and say, "hey, dad!"  "huh?"

"let's go out to dinner!"  "when?"

"how about friday?"  "ok, what time?"

"how about 6 o'clock?"  "ok, see you then!"



easy, really.  i do the same thing when i talk to your father.  we have never had a problem!   Grin
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« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2019, 04:57:33 PM »

oh, and he's a great guy!!!!!   Grin
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