seachunk2

BST Users
  • Content count

    125
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by seachunk2

  1. I've got to use the 7'6" medium spinner paired with a Penn Slammer4 2500 loaded with 15lb braid. Tosses 3/4oz bucktails very well and deadly dick long cast lures extremely well. No complaints.
  2. Whats a reel of choice for a Star Rod 8ft m/h spinner rated 1/2 - 11/2? I'll be walking the inlet tossing 3/4 oz bucktails, tins and smaller lures. No surf use or dunking planned, but decent saltwater corrosion resistance preferred. Light weight reel capable for targeting small blues, schoolie bass, weaks, fluke. A lot of tossing without getting toi wirn out too fast. Dies a Daiwa BG ir some other work? Priced under $250. Don't need the high end stuff. Rod is "concept" built...Not sure how that effects the reel choice??? Thanks. Specs: Stellar Lite Spinning - Fast Taper - Cork Grips - SG1220FT80 Model No.: SG1220FT80 Length: 8’ Line Rating (LB): 10-20 Lure Weight (OZ): 1/2 - 1 1/2 Action: Med/Hvy(Fast) Guides: 10 Foregrip: 4” Cork Butt: 11” Cork w/ Cap
  3. BPS received more stock on the SG1220FT80, so I placed a new order and hopefully I'll be receiving mine soon. Now I'm thinking about a reel. I have a Penn Slammer 4 2500, at 11oz, it might work but could be a bit small. Stryper Snyper, which reel are you using?
  4. I had the Star Stellar lite fast taper 8' med/hvy spinning rod (SG1220FT80) rated 1/2 to 1-1/2 on order with Bass Pro, who had them on sale. They ran out of stock, so order was cancelled. This rod would of been perfect to walk the beach tossing 3/4 bucktails and other lighter weight stuff. Bass Pro is running low on the heavy version SG1525FT80 but its rated 5/8 to 2oz, and it might be a bit to heavy for the lighter use I was intending. I'd suspect the heavy would have a sweet spot thats closer to 1-1/2 oz. Can anyone using the heavy have any comments?
  5. Thanks zcoker. I was looking forward to the medium heavy. I definitly dont need thr heavier broom. Seems like all the usual online sellers are sold out on the med/hvy. I'll try a few tackle shops and maybe I'll find the one I want. Out of town for a few weeks but I'll start searching soon enough. Thx.
  6. LowEnd, thats how I spent many summers starting in 1969 when I was 13. Missed out on Woodstock. LOL! I fish Soverato. Your wife might know the town.
  7. I ate this fish a couple of times. Would I say it's one of my favorite? No, but it's not bad. I remember having some with filet cut in small cubes and stewed in a very light tomato sauce with garlic, olive oil, and the usual italian herbs. It was good. The filet had a mild favor. Edible for sure. Then again, almost anything mixed in that light sauce is going to taste good.
  8. CWitech knows his fish...inglese=english.. False albacore/euthynnus. Cos'è il tonnetto alletterato? Il tonnetto alletterato – in inglese "little tunny", "false albacore", "little tuna" - è un pesce osseo di acqua salata appartenente alla Famiglia Scombridae, Genere Euthynnus e specie alletteratus.
  9. Im not sure what the exact type of fish this is but the fillets of a bled fish are a deep red. Cooked up, they taste ok, but then again, everything tastes good that these people cook. Still fun to catch a few. These waters are from the southwest coast/Ionian Sea. By this coming week, I plan to explore the east coast/ Mediterranian Sea waters. I'll post pics if I come across any other interesting fish caught from the surf.
  10. I am leaving tomorrow for Calabria (southern Italy) for a few weeks of vacation in my families home town. The small "Tono" run in September and are easy to catch off the beach (Ionian Sea). Looking forward to it. My wife likes to sleep a bit later than me, so I head off at sunrise to the beach and fish for an hour or so before heading back home. In the past, this routine has allow me to bring home a handful of these tasty fish than I give to my relatives all cleaned up and ready to cook. Hope to have similar luck this time. It's been a while since I've been there due to COVID. Hope it all works out as planned. Lots of fun killing time & relaxing ( not me fishing in the video clip, I was recording). RIMG0079.MOV
  11. I've been meaning to put a chestnut blank to use one day. Yeah old-school stuff but I'd still like to dust it off and put it to work. It's exactly 136" and weighs 14.3oz but that includes 5 guides, tip and FPS D24 reel seat. There's no cork tape or anything else for the fore grip and butt. I guess the bare blank would weigh in around 10oz? No visible marking. There might be marking under the reel seat. Whippy action. Old school pencil popping rod? Garage sale find for me about 5 years ago. Maybe use as-is. Or else I might re-wrap this winter or when I retire in a year.
  12. Had an opportunity to resolve a matter with the good folks at Penn. Excellent customer service. Pleasant, response people every step of the way. Couldn't ask for better service. Thanks Penn! BRAVO!!!
  13. My wife collect sea shells for her art work. Walks the beach and comes across some nice lures. This is last years find. Do any look familiar? LOL.
  14. The rod I bought isn't on your list but its a 7'6" medium Duckett that I will try paired to a Slammer IV 2500. Never owned a Duckett rod & never heard of them, but they had a good sale on their Salt Water series and figured why not. Fuji alconite guides at a price that won't break the bank. I might soon know why not, but until I get my hands on it I'll remain hopeful that it is a decent build and fits in to the arsenal somehow. I went 7'6" instead of 7" just to give me a bit more distance on the cast. I plan to walk along the inshore beach tossing bucks, jigs and other small stuff.
  15. 55555s I just ordered the 7'6" Medium spinning. I'll post a comment once I receive it.
  16. I have a SS4500, a model that is no longer serviced by Penn. Is this eligible for the exchange program? If so, what reel could I exchange it for? I visited the Penn web site but didn't find an answer on what a SS4500 could be exchanged for. Thanks in advance.
  17. Glad I inquired. Thanks to all!
  18. I picked up a really nice and barely used custom bait casting rod a few year ago that was paired wuth a mint Penn 930. It was wrapped by Sea Isle Freeport NY. It has marking BC72 so I assume it was built in 1972. I haven't used it but I am giving it to my 9 year old grandaughter. It's a nice fluking rod for her, about 66"' in length, honey colored so I assume Lamiglass blank with cork fore grip and butt. The metal reel seat was loose. The blank was cut beneath the reel seat so I was able to seperate the 2 halves. I could easily re-epoxy the trigger style metal reel seat and keep it all original, but should I upgrade it with a graphite seat? If I should so graphite, the inside diameter of the metal seat is 20mm, which reel seat should I go with? The wrapping is red underwarp with black on top. I'll post pictures when I get home tomorrow. Thanks!
  19. Correct ZA, that's how this rod was originally built by Sea Isle.
  20. The rod measure 72" and I believe the BC72 refers to "Bait Casting 72 inch". The metal reel seat is 4-3/4" long and the inside diameter is 20mm. Would replacing the metal real seat with a similar size trigger style graphite seat be a worthwhile improvement?
  21. I'll post pictures by Tuesday. Thx.
  22. Privateer?
  23. Not sure if a truck camper is of interest to you but I have a Lance 1010 on a Ram 2500 with cummins diesel. The lance has all we need: Solar. Ac, generator, refrig w/ freezer, wet shower b/r. Microwave, stove/oven. We're on the beach almost every w/e april to november. However, we've done mostly short trips for 2-3 days, home to beach is 18 miles. I wouldnt want to live on it for much more that a few days. Fir what we use it for we have no complaints. If Truck was a 3500 dually, it would be better. However, i take the camper off for the winter and the 2500 is easier to get around with.
  24. I have a 1995 seapro 21 w/a with a mercruiser 4 3lx i/o that Ive owned since 1999. It's been solid for all these year. Had to do some work on it...replace oil pan, rebuild heads, replace starter, and of course manifold and risers, etc. Sounds like a solid i/o seapro might wirk well for your needs. The 21 and 23 look very similar from that era.