Tall Paul

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  1. At first, I was going to say that it was the line roller bearing. But now it sounds more like the pinion gear bearing and or the AR roller clutch bearing need oiling. A word of caution, do not use grease, only a light oil, or else the AR will start to mess up.
  2. MHC/AB
  3. A mixture of non iodized salt and baking soda in a ice water slush for about 6 hours before packing and freezing.
  4. When I'm not throwing flies at them, I change out the standard treble with a 1/0 VMC in-line single on all my jigs.
  5. The proclamation came out yesterday, will open on 15 June 2018 with no change to size or limit.
  6. My guess it is a Shimano, from the color scheme.
  7. Yes, they are catching trout, smaller slot redfish and stripers right now along with same fresh water species like crappie, bass and pickerel. As far as the bonito and false albacore, that is more of an ocean thing, at least this time of year. The water temp is on the cooler side so, hasn't start yet. They are more to the south and farther out.
  8. Yes, it is closed till June 15, 2018, to allow the trout that made it through the freeze to spawn in late April and May.
  9. Not to be negative, but July is not typically a good month for beach fishing. There will be fish to catch, but mostly small. With a few exceptions, it is a bait and wait fisheries, so what ever happens to wander by. Near shore boat fishing can be okay, as well as inside, back in the creeks and marshes. The same goes for offshore fishing in the gulfstream.
  10. I use a Very Light oil, sparingly.
  11. Just curious, What are you fishing for in 800 plus foot of water? And what reel are you using?
  12. These are the questions I would ask myself. What is the total capacity of line on reel?, How often is the knot going to be showing? If the "300 yards" is greater than half and the knot will be on the spool more times than not, then YES, I would trust a well tied uni to uni . If the knot is going to be in play, in a normal day of fishing, then I would either swap out more line or respool the whole reel.
  13. What do you consider the south coast? I live in the Atlantic Beach area, or are you talking further south like Topsail, Carolina beach?
  14. Speckled Trout is closed to both Rec and Com till June 15 2018. Massive fish stun/kill in Neuse river, White Oak, Core Sound, Bouge Sound, North River. Lots of under slot drum and flounder also spotted belly up.
  15. I'm sure you will be able to find carbon fiber drag washers from" smooothdrags" on line.