J Barbosa

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  1. It's a VS (newer made in China w/upgraded bearing version). Not a VSX. I mean tight as the seals are still in good condition; nothing broken!
  2. Firm on $300 guys local pick up or $325 shipped
  3. Not inside the main bag, just in the small pouch
  4. Just seen this - the bag is still available!
  5. Used Van Staal 150, black, bail-less. Great shape overall, small scuff marks between the spool and rotor from sand getting into the tight tolerance. This was my backup reel that has just been sitting unused. The reel is "tight" indicating seals are still doing their job. Braid included but should be re-spooled. Either add more backing or new braid (lost 50 yards at some point?). Asking $525 - local deal preferred (Bergen County to Monmouth County area).
  6. Why are you stuck on buying the Diawa? Just buy one of the others you mentioned. lol
  7. Switched to Charter Lakes after Boat US jacked me to $1,300 for no reason. I pay $675/year now for 85k agreed value w/1,500 deduct. Includes up to $2,500 in towing on the water (I don't own a trailer).
  8. I suffer from striper hand. The result of unhooking a deeply hooked 40# bass the other night.
  9. I have the original (older version) of this rod, I love it for fluking off the beach. Does well with light stuff
  10. I use Pettit ECO paint on my aluminum bracket - it has been great.
  11. Selling for a friend, he prefers a book bag. Lol No problem Not looking to trade. $325 picked up or $350 shipped firm
  12. We can do that, PM coming with contact info
  13. Porgy limits have been around 50 fish for at least 20 years if not longer. You couldn't even begin to put a dent in that fishery with rod and reel. They are an infestation and need to be harvested as they do lots of damage to mussel populations. A perfect example of a sustainable fishery if there ever was one IMO. Tog are in serious trouble...I feel more people have switched over to togging in recent years as bass fishing became more difficult. They can't sustain the pressure as a SLOW GROWING species. Another big difference between the two species? One is worth around $10/pound and the other $.50/pound to a commercial fisherman. No surprise we always see pictures of tog with big price tags in NYC markets.
  14. 4 tube Flatlander surf bag in excellent shape - $350 Includes: removable "bucktail/soft plastic/eel" pouch & and additional removable tube (for water bottle or more plugs)
  15. I was actually getting ready to relist one. Will do $350 shipped to Rhode Island Pictures in the original thread: