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About Barkoff

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  1. Anyone give them a try? They are so heavy in the back, I'm not sure how I'll work them, maybe slower and with more power? I have always worked my Fixters and Gibbs the same way, but these are not going to work the same, I'm not sure my Loomis is stiff enough to keep that azz end from sinking.
  2. My plug maker is on the DL, and I was in need of a couple new Pencil Poppers, I came across the Guppy Flat Bottom Pencils, intrigued I ordered two to try them out. The workmanship and finish is very nice, though they seem more heavy in the ass than I'm used to, I hope I can make them dance as well as the more balanced plugs I'm used to. So what do you suppose is the theory behind the flat bottoms?
  3. I will buy Japanese before I'll buy American-made in China. Pizzes me off.
  4. Well I can use my Slammer for a another year and see what happens...thank you.
  5. Must be the Trump economy if one store has 76 people on their list for VS!
  6. Unless you are fishing for Hippo, not sure what you are doing to your tackle to wear out reels in two years, is your wife on this forum, trying to sell her on the need for VS's? My lord, I have 6 Penn Mag Series from the 80's that are serving me well...but I'm not hippo fishing.
  7. For years I have been wanting to take the jump and buy a VS, put the price tag always held me back. Now a year from retirement thought I might jump at the semi-expensive VR, only to find out they don't make the reels with a right-handed crank..WTH, in this day and age we still discriminate against southpaws! #victimofdiscrimination#oppresed#haters
  8. Thanks for the replies.
  9. I'll give them a shot, I would like to put a new hook and feather on, that screw hasn't been taken out for probably 50 years, this should be interesting. Do they cast well or tumble?
  10. I found a few of these in my grandfather's things decades ago, never used them, never could figure out if he used them trolling for Albacore here on the West Coast, or casting for Striper. Anyone tell me their primary use? Thank you.
  11. I'll take a look.
  12. Well I was a believer, I always soaked them in Pro-cure the night before.
  13. In the past I have always bought the Uncle Josh rinds, now that they are going out of the rind business, those who use rinds, is there another good manufacturer, or will you take to making your own?
  14. Never head of this, can I ask how long ago you did this on a current rod? No rotting of the cork down the road? I have used the u40, but never tried mineral oil.
  15. Is 180' accurate, I thought it was moved out to 240'? Maybe that is the commercial non-restricted.