striperswiper06437

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  1. When i first started shore fishing in CT, i was always upset at what i felt was the limited access that was available. Over time, i have actually grown to see the benefits of access in CT. As we all know, shore based access in CT is not easy; but the benefit is the state seems to have earned a reputation for that, and in turn it does help keep a lot of people away. How often do you hear of folks at the Canal, Breachways complaining about all of the out of staters descending on those spots. That doesn't seem to happen much in CT. Also there is decent access around if you are willing to put in time, energy and effort to find it. I am not against walking 30 minutes to get from a legal parking/access area to a desired spot to fish. I've also spent time and resources doing research looking how to gain access to spots that i feel hold potential. This past weekend, i accessed a spot that i had wanted to try for some time now. I was able to locate a legal parking spot, walk about 15 minutes, cross a small marsh outflow and then walk below the high tide line to the spot. It took me a while to find the parking spot, but the rest was easy after that. Off season scouting and research is a great way to figure out access to difficult spots.
  2. I know someone who has the 10’ blank in 2-5 ounce rating. Unbuilt. Located in CT. I mentioned this post to him earlier.
  3. I was out there the entire week fishing with a group. I only ran into another person one night at SW point and a pair of islanders on the south side for a brief moment. Didn’t do any daylight fishing, except 1 trip to North rip. I don’t mind running into no other anglers while I am there, it makes fishing that much easier. Did really well with bucktails and super strike darters.
  4. I was out there the entire week fishing with a group. I only ran into another person one night at SW point and a pair of islanders on the south side for a brief moment. Didn’t do any daylight fishing, except 1 trip to North rip. I don’t mind running into no other anglers while I am there, it makes fishing that much easier. Did really well with bucktails and super strike darters.
  5. I was out there the entire week fishing with a group. I only ran into another person one night at SW point and a pair of islanders on the south side for a brief moment. Didn’t do any daylight fishing, except 1 trip to North rip. I don’t mind running into no other anglers while I am there, it makes fishing that much easier. Did really well with bucktails and super strike darters.
  6. Ran into a pile of peanuts on Friday night on my walk back in. They were everywhere along the shoreline w small fish breaking on them. 1-2" size. It's like they showed up overnight. Spoke to another buddy and he ran into them everywhere last night as well.
  7. I have not seen any peanuts yet, but i have seen lots of adult bunker and shad in tight to shore. A few nights there were fish on them and it was a productive night, most fish in mid 30 inch range with a few in the low 40 inch range. Other nights there is bait everywhere and not a striper to be found. Oddly enough, my bigger fish this season have come with no visible sign of bait.
  8. Check out Clean Tools: Absorber synthetic towel. You can cut to your desired shape and when it's wet, it is a perfect substitute for a trailer. Very Cheap and easy to find. Not as durable as pork rind, but you can leave it on your bucktails full time. It will dry out when not in use, but will quickly come back to life in the water. A few cloths will cost you about $10 and can easily provide 50 tails.
  9. I own 4 left handed VS models. They are out there, you just need to be patient and you'll eventually find one. The ZB is an option, but I could only guess how long it would take for them to actually make it. I have heard getting a reel from them is a terrible process.
  10. If you are looking to use this as a lefty reel, make sure you don't take the bail off. Once you take the bail off and try to use it bailess, it is no longer a great option for a lefty. I spoke to one of the field testers about the reel in June and mentioned that RK should really make a true left handed reel. He said he would take that feedback to RK. The tester offered to let me see the reel if I wanted to. I declined because I knew I was going to have zero interest in the reel until it had at least 2 years under it's belt for all problems to be worked out. It seems like they are still working out the kinks and changing the reel as issues arise. I hope the issues get fixed and the reel proves successful.
  11. I'm in
  12. April 4th this year.
  13. Lefties who want a bailless reel will continue to be disappointed. Having the option to change the handle from side to side is great, but until they change the spool rotation to a counter-clockwise direction; the lefties won't be happy. It will be fine if you want to use it with a bail, but if you like the bailless setup; this may not work.
  14. I am pretty sure he will continue to tinker with the reel up until the initial release of the reel. I question whether or not the reel has been truly field tested (in the surf) properly before being released. I also see the gear ratio at 5.8:1 and 6.6:1. I like my reels a little slower when it comes to that. I'll sit this reel out and see what people say about it in 3 seasons.