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by Chris b
Tue Sep 11 2018 03:12
Forum: Lure Fishing Forum
Topic: Quick Clip
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Quick Clip

Stringease Stay-loks in what ever size you think is best for the job.
If poss try avoid the mustad branded ones they aint the same as the origs.
by Chris b
Fri Jul 13 2018 17:10
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Propane outboards.
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Propane outboards.

Anyone used/have any experience with propane outboards?
http://www.lehruk.com/marine/
by Chris b
Thu Jun 28 2018 12:31
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Super tuning . Pt2
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: Super tuning . Pt2

davelumb wrote:
Whatever happened to "screw the drag up tight, then two more turns with the pliers"? :grin:
Screw drag up tight then 3 more turns with 10mm socket and extension bar more like , dont wanna scratch the reel up :D
by Chris b
Sat Jun 23 2018 10:45
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Super tuning . Pt2
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: Super tuning . Pt2

I kinda supertuned a abu 6501c3 the version before the star drag went pointy , has the older 2 pin centrifugal brake and the older crappy drag washers before they started fittin carbontex drag washers as standard around 10+ years ago. I did most of the polishing/cleaning you mention in the 1st artic...
by Chris b
Thu Jun 21 2018 18:13
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Super tuning . Pt2
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: Super tuning . Pt2

What kind of reels do you have m8 ?
by Chris b
Fri Jun 15 2018 11:33
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Reel
Replies: 22
Views: 771

Re: Reel

Abu 6501 c3, reel for life, no need for banksticks, superior cranking power and clutch. Loud clicker, easy accessible parts and easy to service and repair. Avoid the S model like the plague. Im the same as Duncan my main 2 pike bait rods havent had anything but 6501c3's on them for years , i allso ...
by Chris b
Fri Jun 15 2018 11:18
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Abu servicing.
Replies: 23
Views: 492

Re: Abu servicing.

Quantum hot sauce grease i like for gears, handles etc and yellow rocket fuel for bearings/IAR/levelwind worm gear. Tried numerous other greases and most ended up flung all over the place internally(usually making it into the drag washers which is a right pia) where as the quantum stuff seams to sta...
by Chris b
Tue Jun 05 2018 21:09
Forum: Down the shed
Topic: Tackle Room Work Bench
Replies: 12
Views: 545

Re: Tackle Room Work Bench

PVA glue works cool for a mdf sealer , use it lots for this task when building speaker cabinets.
by Chris b
Wed May 30 2018 23:25
Forum: Lure Fishing Forum
Topic: Baitcaster recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: Baitcaster recommendations

2nd hand abu 6501 and stick a dual bearing level wind + idler gear bearing upgrade + ceramic line pawl to bring it up to £150 :) Bout as good as it gets imho.
by Chris b
Fri May 25 2018 12:43
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Hooks (maybe an old chestnut)
Replies: 33
Views: 1157

Re: Hooks (maybe an old chestnut)

VMC 9649BZ or RD . Used them for over a decade with no hassles , cheap as chips to buy too if buying 100+ Hi Chris, Who are you buying these from? I used to buy these and Eagle Claw 954 from McHardys by the 100, but they have gone bust! :sad: I would recommend Eagle Claw 954 trebles, they are also ...
by Chris b
Tue May 22 2018 08:21
Forum: Lure Fishing Forum
Topic: Where can I get burts from in the Uk?
Replies: 25
Views: 1111

Re: Where can I get burts from in the Uk?

Best place to find burts in the UK is generally in bins :D
by Chris b
Tue May 22 2018 08:18
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Hooks (maybe an old chestnut)
Replies: 33
Views: 1157

Re: Hooks (maybe an old chestnut)

VMC 9649BZ or RD .
Used them for over a decade with no hassles , cheap as chips to buy too if buying 100+
by Chris b
Mon Mar 12 2018 09:49
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: What's your electronics setup?
Replies: 59
Views: 1827

Re: What's your electronics setup?

Which version of the 778 is it you have Ahab ? Standard one i see ( https://www.humminbird.com/Products/778c/ )says can be connected to a gps device but there seams 0 info in the manual or that page on what it actually allows you to do. I kinda have a feeling it maybe allow you to press a button on ...
by Chris b
Sun Mar 04 2018 16:21
Forum: General Rules & Announcements
Topic: Changed the look temporarily
Replies: 59
Views: 2105

Re: Changed the look temporarily

alan behenna wrote:
Chris b wrote:
Works fine here as it did before.
Sure the folks who were having issues wearnt just 'user error' ?

:fu:
Classic 'user error' response well done! :D
by Chris b
Sun Mar 04 2018 15:31
Forum: General Rules & Announcements
Topic: Changed the look temporarily
Replies: 59
Views: 2105

Re: Changed the look temporarily

Works fine here as it did before.
Sure the folks who were having issues wearnt just 'user error' ?
by Chris b
Mon Feb 12 2018 13:47
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: line or braid
Replies: 110
Views: 2936

Re: line or braid

15-20lb mono or 50-80lb braid.
Pick exact BS depending on water/method.
by Chris b
Fri Jan 05 2018 00:51
Forum: Hunting, Shooting & Pets Forum
Topic: Air Rifle
Replies: 24
Views: 1033

Re: Air Rifle

A old air arms TX200 mk1 is worth a look out for if you want a springer like a better,smoother,more accurate HW77. PCP wise straight out the box i find HW100 very hard to beat these days but a bit pricey. Had tons of rifles in my day daystate LR90,air arms S400K,ripley XL25(fac) ,2 x rapid 7's(.22/....
by Chris b
Sun Dec 31 2017 03:53
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: carbontex washers
Replies: 8
Views: 396

Re: carbontex washers

Newer ones come with carbotex fitted standard too. (pointy stardrag not the ball ended type)
Quantum hotsauce grease is my preferred for gears and stuff as it doesnt seam to move about like most others i tried.
by Chris b
Wed Dec 27 2017 12:55
Forum: Lure Fishing Forum
Topic: Bathymetric maps/charts
Replies: 19
Views: 791

Re: Bathymetric maps/charts

You have a PM m8ty
by Chris b
Mon Dec 25 2017 10:52
Forum: Lure Fishing Forum
Topic: Bathymetric maps/charts
Replies: 19
Views: 791

Re: Bathymetric maps/charts

Its still available if you search the usual download sites.
by Chris b
Mon Dec 25 2017 10:38
Forum: Lure Fishing Forum
Topic: Bathymetric maps/charts
Replies: 19
Views: 791

Re: Bathymetric maps/charts

Google Dr Depth and make your own , all thats needed is a gps enabled finder.
by Chris b
Wed Nov 08 2017 17:17
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: VMC Trebles
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: VMC Trebles

by Chris b
Sat Nov 04 2017 13:14
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Epoxy gone porus.
Replies: 25
Views: 628

Re: Epoxy gone porus.

s**t epoxy is what cuases it.
Best soloution just dont look at it :)
by Chris b
Thu Oct 26 2017 16:02
Forum: Lure Fishing Forum
Topic: Soft 4 Play
Replies: 20
Views: 1080

Re: Soft 4 Play

Chris - thanks for the tip. In fact I was planning to use the twist function, since first of all I just want a more permanent replacement for a short length of thick trace wire (I'm using 90 lb seven-strand at the moment). Here's what one of my rigged Castaics looks like: castaic-hard-head-9in-rain...
by Chris b
Thu Oct 26 2017 11:04
Forum: Lure Fishing Forum
Topic: Soft 4 Play
Replies: 20
Views: 1080

Re: Soft 4 Play

If your not gonna use the twist function (which i doubt will work with pike sized diameter wire as its too thick for mosta them tools) then save your pennys and get a few bits of scrap wood and some screws/nails (cut heads off once in place) to make a jig to bend the wire around.
by Chris b
Sat Oct 21 2017 15:32
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Lakemaster autochart
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Re: Lakemaster autochart

Just reskinned Drdepth isnt it ?
by Chris b
Mon Oct 16 2017 15:28
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: GPS App For Mobile
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: GPS App For Mobile

Ive been using custom map along with my self made depth maps.
Basically lets you import any sort of pic file and square up to a real location GPS wise then plots real time info on top of the imported pic(depth map).
Normal GPS prog wise i like memory map.
by Chris b
Thu Sep 14 2017 11:41
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Daiwa Seagate 3500
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: Daiwa Seagate 3500

by Chris b
Fri Sep 08 2017 15:37
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Electronic Fishing Scales
Replies: 29
Views: 1067

Re: Electronic Fishing Scales

Digitals :laughs: They WILL let you down in one way or another eventually...and usually when you have a lump on the bank. Don't buy em Grant..get some decent spring scales. Had a set of RH for 20 years and still bang on. Think a rep gave me a new set at a very good price was the only reason I sold ...