redfin

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  1. Are the fish breaking water of is the small bait getting pushed and spraying that you are referring to? I have seen a good striper bite end at dusk and snappers move on the small bait. It gives you the same feeling that the bass are still pushing the bait but it's snappers doing the pushing. Late summer is when this happens a lot. If you are sure there are bigger fish around a minnow type swimmer alone or sometimes with a teaser would be my choice. You may have to find the right color or size perhaps but as long as you can reach the fishy water, a minnow swimmer of some sort should nearly always work IMO. If I was still struggling, out come the teasers but the minnow stays on. If I needed a little more distance, swimming a SS popper with a feather off the back (color or size can make the dif) would be my next high confidence choice after the light fades and fish are busting all around me. If my rod wasn't bending still, the fat lady would be singing off in the distance. I had my share of nights like that over the years.
  2. Best of luck with yours. I was handling one the other day in the store and wow, it seems like an amazing reel for the price.
  3. I was wondering the same thing. In the pics they pretty much look the same.
  4. Storing at home or when fishing?
  5. For the money it is a decent reel. Actually very decent. As an all around surf reel for rods 9 and under it's perfectly sized. It's not ideal for a 10 foot rod or more IMO. So, it depends on where he wants to fish and his rod choice. Unfortunately, the 4500 size is a huge jump from the 4000. Best to think about the rod and pick the reel from there.
  6. Can’t argue this. The Sedonas are an amazing reel for the price.
  7. Hopkins here too. A diamond jig can cover some distance too providing the conditions make sense. Ss popppers and the yozuri surface cruiser (old style) are two of the best distance plugs i can think of too.
  8. Both those color patterns have been used for decades on so many lures. You just can't go wrong with either. The blue head has been very good to me.
  9. Your frustrations with Penn will pretty much disappear now that you are on SOL. The reps here have been nothing short of fantastic to deal with. Just give them a chance. I went through a similar situation some years back and thanks to this site and guys like Tony and Mike it made me come full circle back the Penn and that was not easy because I was burned royally by several purchases and swore them off bigtime some years back. I'm not sure the Penn company in general understands how much business they do a direct result of these two guys and the SOL site. I'm sure they will assist you.
  10. Aaron, i have been using glue sticks like the cheap ones you can find in walmart to help with ferrule separation on a number of rods for many years now. You just need a little bit and it comes apart pretty easy after fishing. Any residue left on the male ferrule rubs right off almost like peeling a sunburn. Truthfully getting 6 hours of casting before it loosens is pretty darn good. I still like to seat them with stick glue. If you dont notice they are loose you can certainly blow up the rod on a cast or a hookset with a loose ferrule. Good luck with your windknots. When you stated you got into trouble when trying to get distance, that is really key. It is the hard casts with the greater line speed that sometimes give you the most trouble.
  11. Aaron, i have been using glue sticks like the cheap ones you can find in walmart to help with ferrule separation on a number of rods for many years now. You just need a little bit and it comes apart pretty easy after fishing. Any residue left on the male ferrule rubs right off almost like peeling a sunburn. Truthfully getting 6 hours of casting before it loosens is pretty darn good. I still like to seat them with stick glue. If you dont notice they are loose you can certainly blow up the rod on a cast or a hookset with a loose ferrule. Good luck with your windknots. When you stated you got into trouble when trying to get distance, that is really key. It is the hard casts with the greater line speed that sometimes give you the most trouble.
  12. Aaron, like I indicated those guides gave been around for a long time. Way before braided line. It is a strong frame design and was a very decent guide back in the day when everyone was using mono. I recommended sending it back only because it is new and I am assuming you can get your money back. I can tell you first gand that those guides were on a number of rods i owned and they did not like braid. Wind knot city all of them with no exception. Different reels and lines too. It is a poor choice of guide and to be marketed as a “magnum guide system”. That smells like complete bs to me. If you chose to keep it and use it as someone suggested, you could be out your money if it indeed performs poorly.
  13. I would be more concerned with the first few guides grom the reelseat. That specific frame design has been around for a long time and i have zero good things to say about how they handle briaded line. I would send it back and look elsewhere persoannly. The SC triumph 4 piece 9 footer can donthe same job.
  14. If you have the yak with you live lining a scup or two off the beach is a noteworthy technique if things are slow.
  15. I was going to mention not to overlook the sandy beaches in august.