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  1. Only because Braid is thinner diameter for the same lb-test . . . Make it the same diameter, braid loses, due to drag ! A good example is a surf rod ( 525 MAG conventional reel ), fishing bait, using 15 lb-test mono vs. 65 lb-test Braid ( same diameter ). The casting distance is virtually identical, but the Braid has more line drag in the water, which makes it more difficult to hold bottom, requiring more weight. Now, Braid has a larger distance advantage on Spinning gear, than on a Conventional reel but, for me, the disadvantages outweigh the advantages. Being able to cast further is a nice "perk", but only if the fish are that far out . . . Otherwise, the 7 "negatives" I listed, outweighs the 1 "positive" of increased distance. Dave F.
  2. I am thinking that the "instant anti-reverse", used in most "modern" reels may be the culprit, since it allows no "play" in the crank. Dave F.
  3. Agreed . . . 100% ! Personally, I have made serious efforts to try Braid, on both Conventional's and Spinners. After wanting to love Braid, I fin the complete opposite to be true ( for me ) . . . I hate Braid for the following reasons and have gone back to Mono, 100% : (1) Expensive. (2) Not abrasion resistant, regardless of the hype. (3) Difficult to tie knots that won't slip. (4) Digs into itself. (5) Slices skin like a razor. (6) Difficult to keep tightly spooled, while casting and fishing. (7) I hate the "feel" of Braid ( slippery ). The video's below are "eye-openers" . . . Dave F. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2ilksQgUMg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiQTvmM-1cY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4_RIZ8PcFg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9wWCtxeRIk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unZzUPMBQl8
  4. Brian, You are very welcome ! Dave F.
  5. Hi, Brian ! With the reel "dressed" exactly as seen in the photo's and an EMPTY Newell spool, it weighs 20.1 oz. The Rod Clamp weighs 1.1 oz. by itself . . . According to PENN Catalog 39B, from 1983, a "Dead Stock" PENN 140L SQUIDDER weighs 18 oz. The Newell spool is somewhat lighter than the stock 140L Aluminum spool, but I don't have an empty one to weigh, right now. By comparison, a "modern-day", graphite-framed, Daiwa Sealine-X 30SHA weighs 17.1 oz. , but only has 2/3 the line capacity of the Squidder. Yes, the 30SHA has 6.1 gears, making it very fast, compared to the 3.3 gears of the Squidder . . . But, the Squidder has "cranking power", when fighting a fish ! Dave F.
  6. Thank you !
  7. The line on there is Big Game #25 mono . . . I just installed a Newell spool today and need to get new line, due to the increased line capacity over the stock Penn 140L spool in the pics. Tight Lines !
  8. In my opinion, Penn should have scrapped the Jigmaster and kept the Squidder in production. Tight Lines !
  9. That would be Nick Meyers, a.k.a. "Nickaway" ! Tight Lines !
  10. Speaking of SQUIDDERS . . . Here is my full Accurate Conversion SQUIDDER 140L ( "Bulletproof" ) . . . "Old-School" Reels + Modern Rods = PERFECTION ! Tight Lines !
  11. OK . . . It's ONLY 13 years later . . . Pic time ! Full Accurate PENN SQUIDDER 140 Conversion . . . ! Tight Lines !
  12. Length, Age, & Weight Chart - STRIPED BASS ! In jpg and pdf format . . . ENJOY ! Tight Lines ! LENGTH AGE WEIGHT CHART FOR STRIPED BASS.pdf
  13. You are very welcome . . . I wanted to post it, so that everyone would be able to download it. Tight Lines !
  14. More video's by the same guy . . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0-TWYxvGxM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beOWeMhibrw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gawdglivFDo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yY33Yc-yAY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j1CY_mCBLg
  15. Although it's 11 years later, these two video's provide an excellent comparison. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0-TWYxvGxM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gawdglivFDo
  16. Does anyone know what happened to Poppy ( "Rumble Fish aka Poppy" ) ? I love reading his posts . . . So much great information ! I think I found a pic of him, circa 2005 . . . http://www.stripersonline.com/ubb547/image_uploads5/StriperLure1.jpg Tight Lines !
  17. Yes, Gowge was one of a kind, in so many ways . . . I miss him !
  18. What's Poppy's real name ?
  19. Nevertheless, FWC Rules do not objectively define "out of the water", nor do they define "in the water". Obviously, if it is completely "on-board a vessel", it is clearly out of the water. But, what about "partially" on-board a vessel ? "In the water" could interpreted to mean anything from "barely in contact with the water" to meaning "almost totally submerged". The wording is much too subjective and ambiguous, in my opinion.
  20. USA-Made PENN Reels . . . The BEST !
  21. I know this is an old thread, but wasn't the 1536 the blank that Breakaway called the "AAA" ( Triple-A ) ? I cant' remember if the AAA was a one-piece rod or not, though.
  22. To All, These two video's will clearly show the differences between the Penn 525 Mag and the Penn Squall / MAG 2 reels . . . ( Yes, I know it's 3 years later ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSCffZvlwFw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BjIP2sMjc8 Tight Lines !
  23. How to make Pilchard Rings To All, When I was growing up in South Florida, I used Pilchard Rings ( aka - "Ribbon Rigs" ) to catch baitfish ( Pilchards / Menhaden ) from the fishing piers . Recently, I discovered that they have been declared to be a "gill net", theoretically "illegal", and not available in stores anymore. I always used to make my own, as a kid. So, for purely "historical value" . . . ( Read "liability" here - LOL ! ) "HOW TO MAKE PILCHARD RINGS" MATERIALS : 6 ft. of #7 Dark-Colored, Solid Leader Wire 1 Barrel Swivel 1 Snap Swivel ( to allow weight changes ) Cardboard Toilet Paper or Paper Towel Tube ( 1" I.D. Sch. 40 PVC works great, too ) 3 ft. of Bright Red Ribbon ( 3/8" - 1/2" wide ) Pyramid, Bank, or Dipsey/ Bass Sinker ( 3/4oz - 1 1/2oz +/- ) CONSTRUCTION : (1) Start with a six-foot length of No. 7 dark leader wire. (2) Bend it in half and slide on a barrel swivel. (3) Tie a LOOSE, TWO-TURN, overhand knot in the wire near the bend to "capture" the swivel (4) Form a loop, using a the toilet paper or paper towel tube ( or 1" I.D. Sch. 40 PVC pipe )as a "mandrel" ( you may need to vary the loop size depending on baitfish sizes in your area) and make a SINGLE-TURN Overhand Knot, (5) ALTERNATE the direction of the Overhand Knots each time to help the rig hang straighter (6) Repeat until you have a series of loops, leaving a couple of inches of wire free at the bottom (7) Slip on the Snap Swivel and connect the loose ends of the wire, using a SHORT Haywire Twist (8) Hold the rig at each end and pull on it to stretch the loops out into an oval shape (9) Attach the bright red ribbon at one end by knotting it to the Swivel loop (10) Pass the ribbon through rings one-third and two-thirds of the way up the rig (11) Attach the ribbon to the other Swivel, leaving some slack in the ribbon when fully extended (12) Attach the Sinker to the Snap Swivel and the rig is complete HOW TO USE: Tie the rig to a light spinning rod and lower or cast it into a baitfish school and let it sink. You will feel baitfish hitting the rig. Keep the line tight and wait for the rod to bend. When it does, wait a few seconds and reel up. Remove baitfish and repeat, as desired !