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Traffic Jam

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  • from Knoxville, TN
  • Member since Jan 2nd 2014
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  • The Soup Dragon -

    Sorry, called you Stephen earlier in my reply, just a novice error...

  • montana mac -

    ​In the picture of the rod and reel it appears that the bail has not closed completely on the reel. There is/are screw(s) that mount the bail to the reel. There should be spring behind one end of the bail. It is this spring that closes the bail. Many times old grease gets dried out and does not let the bail close completely. Other times the end of the spring will be broken or has popped out of the hole also causing the bail not to close. If the bail doesn't close the line won't reel onto the spool. Most tackle shops should have a replacement spring. If cleaning the bail spring doesn't correct the problem PM me and I can give you a few other things to look at.
    Good luck

  • Grinder -


    I'm not around nearly as much as in the past, but since I was in and saw you'd been on recently, I thought I'd say hello. :)

    • Traffic Jam -

      Hola! Miss you around here.

    • Grinder -

      Thanks. I've just been trying not to spend as much time on line. When I do, spending it on a site I'm really not "qualified" to be on seems pointless.

  • jimmyjam -

    Hahahaha I like the new name. Very cute.

  • CoachLou -


    I went to school with this guy. He lives near Nashville and I guess this is in Maryville some where! Enjoy!

  • Dan76 -

    Were you aware of this incident? sltrib.com/pb/news/health/2017…who-refused-to-draw-blood

    The nurse involved is a close friend of mine. Her husband was not pleased to view a video showing how Alex was manhandled by the arresting officer.

  • LIhikers -

    Glad to see you're back at the Café.
    I was thinking of you a couple of Saturdays ago when my son and I went to a local Makers Fair.
    You see, there were 3 people demonstrating spinning and weaving and another who makes violins.
    Hope all is well

  • Dan76 -

    Missing your witty posts.

  • ScareBear -

    Hope all is well! Don't let any internet stuff get you down.

  • CoachLou -

    I can not find an 'add new recipe' button?! Are we still doing that?

  • WanderingStovie -

    Love the avatar. Do the macro-spikes work in ice?

  • Bodyman -

    Montana Mac has the best advice I've read so far for you. I also draw Magnetic North lines on my maps, even AT trail maps. And the merit badge book is for young folks, not Engineers or pilots. It is very simple and basic understanding of the subject. It is not quantum physics nor some mystical oneness with the flow of energy surrounding our globe.

  • montana mac -


    One thing I do on my maps to help me get it aligned is to draw lines across the map parallel to the magnetic north line. This way wherever I place the compass on the map I have a magnetic north line. I normally use a yard stick as this is a good width and has enough length to go across the map.

    Also the Boy Scout merit badge book for orienteering has good info.

  • montana mac -


    What was the approx mileage and did you do it as a day hike or an overnighter?

  • Socks -

    Don't think I'll be around tomorrow so wanted to say have a happy Mother's Day lady, take care TJ.