Originally Posted by Spats Maghee
Hey Desert i think Ken has it it takes practice but thats how its done or go bailess and avoid these problems i have 3 i have converted to bailes and love it its simple and once you learn how to cast with it you 'll love it !!
Yea I was -- am?? -- thinking of going to a PUM, but I'm hearing learning to cast with one can be a headache, especially as I live in a desert city, with no place to practice casting -- its not like the West Indies, where you walk out your door and your at the beach -- Sigh... the good ol' days. That plus I'd have to figure out how to install it. But your right, everyone who uses a PUM has said the same thing: Once you learn how to cast with it, you never go back. Right now the Jury is still out on this mod.
Right now I have "radicalized" two out of three reels and converted them over to crosswind cams, and converted two out of five spools over to Penn HT100 drag systems.
Probably my next project is to pick up some sand paper on Sat. when my SSDI comes in and start finishing the sanding on my Mitchell 302 "parts reel" , then in April pick up some duracoat paint and test paint a bunch of parts and see how they turn out. Color?!? Burgundy with Black accents. That might be the one that would get the PUM if it turns out half way decently.