Catch This

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About Catch This

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  • About Me:
    got an early retirement from AT&T and then retired again from Consulting and Systems Integration
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Surf Fishing
  • What I do for a living:
    Currently retired, therefore, I irritate, aggravate, and agitate

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    Ashburn VA
  1. Start a collection...keep the old and buy the new.
  2. I have been using the slim beauty on my conventionals for the braid to 50lb mono connection. Its small and hasnt failed me in the past 3 years I have using it.
  3. Check the cross wraps thread in the rod building forum. Lots of ideas there
  4. Unfortunarely, I broke a 9' original GSB custom while backing up and turning around on a narrow sand road while while cast netting bait. The rod was in a tube on the front of the truck and the line got caught in a scrub tree. I didnt notice it until it was too late. Broke just below the first guide down from the tip. That was 15 or so years ago and I am still lamenting the loss.
  5. Read what Catskill said again. There are plenty of used campers out there, you may have to look for a while and travel to get it. Moreover, you will be better off with a 3/4 ton truck for load carrying capacity. Even then you will probably want to put airbags on the truck to even out the load. It took me 9 months to find my camper after I decided on the specifics I wanted and it was 250 miles away.
  6. Based on the size and orientation of the dorsal fin, my vote is a Sandbar Shark aka Brown Shark
  7. I have a 2011 F250...similar set up. I run 20lbs on the beach with no issues (yet).
  8. My favorites are 4" gulp swimming mullet, zman, & BKD
  9. Only time I use a float is if I am targeting bluefish or the crabs are picking at the bait.
  10. as was said, you will get all kinds of answers. On my 12 and 12 1/2 footers I want the middle of the reel at 30 1/2" from the butt. On my one and only 13 footer, 31" from the middle of the mounted reel to the butt is the right answer for me.
  11. I had an 03 250 with the 5.4. It was a great beach vehicle. I ran a camper on it for a couple of years. Got rid of it a couple of years ago with 190k miles on it. It was still runnuing strong but starting to rust in a couple spots.No major issues or repairs...oil change every 5k miles and other standard maintenance. It was a good solid truck. $7k is too much for an 02.
  12. Penn 155

    +1 what Rick said. Start with mono...get used to the reel b4 putting braid on it.
  13. Penn 155

    Surf Casting Penn Fathom 15 would be my first choice, Fathom 12 the second. I own both. Additionally, I dont use level winds. Both of those reels are fast out of the box, but they can be adjusted.
  14. Penn 155

    Penn Fathom