FlatWing

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    Surf Fishing, Surf Fly Fishing, Distance Casting
  1. Bird Dog - looking at your avatar - is that Oceano Dunes State Park? If so I would like to pick your brain on SUV operation there.
  2. The issue you will run into with any canal is that of trying to land a fish against very strong currents. When Shimano first came out with the Sustain FE, I was warned by their tech rep that the reel would not stand up to winching, such as a VS, Crack 300, Penn 70X or Daiwa BG would. The issue being that the worm gear that drives the main shaft cannot withstand the shear load across the worm, the way that the end-of-shaft follower can on the reels I mentioned. The same issue of winching load comes into play with conventional spools. In light of the above, I would suggest for spinning that either a VSX, Daiwa BG, Daiwa Saltist, or a Daiwa Saltiga will give you the best compromise between casting distance and durability. My personal choice is the BG, since I do not need a waterproof reel to fish the canal her in NJ. On the conventional side, I think hands down the Daiwa Saltist Level Wind, if you need one. I have been casting conventionals since 1981, and I can tell you, owning ABU, Shimano and Daiwa conventionals, both level wind and non-level wind, that this reel is hands down the fastest level wind conventional I have ever owned. I would also warn you that it has no braking system, and that I choose to static mag mine. Fortunately, there is enough space between the side plate and the spool to allow stacking of magnets, which gives you adjustability, even though you have to open up the reel to do so. If the clicker is not important to you, removing it will allow for a knobby mag installation. Hope this helps.
  3. I have a close friend whose son's life was destroyed because at 17, he and a girl were madly in love and intimate, intending to marry after High School. Problem was, her family found out about the relationship, and even though she admitted in court to lying to him about her age, and testified that their intimacy was consensual, he was convicted of Statutory Rape, sent to adult jail and made to register as a Sex Offender. I will not go into details of his downward spiral that continued after his release, but suffice it to say that today he is homeless on the streets of Philadelphia. Given the above, in contrast to the allegations against Kavanaugh, and forgetting for the moment devotion to political party, animus for those of opposite political ideals and all the other craziness going on today in our American society, can anyone justify to me, a life long Republican, why the confirmation of a lifelong appointment to the Supreme Court is of such urgency as to preclude a thorough investigation by qualified criminal investigators, to (1) confirm/repudiate the allegations, and (2) that he has indeed lived a decent and honorable life since then? And even if (2) is true, why should anyone receive a pass for what would be for anyone else a criminal charge that would follow them for the rest of their lives? Or are we saying that this offense at 17 (when the law allows for prosecution as an adult), IF it is found through legitimate investigation by qualified criminal investigators to have occurred, should ignored because the perpetrator was a child of privilege and/or is now considered a Republican lynch pin nominee. I would say that there is a moral imperative that we, as citizens of the United States, regardless of political ideal/allegiance, say no.
  4. I have a 12ft St Croix Premier Spinner rated 6-16oz, custom built by myself with Fuji BMNOG guides in a NGC layout with the following guide sizes 50-30-25-16-12-12-12-12-12-(12mm) tiptop layout. Blank is SC II, SC IIW graphite. Butt is scrimed from the end up, ending somewhere under the butt wrap. The rod is a 60/40 split, with the tip being 86 inches long and the Butt section being 63.5 inches including the butt-into-tip ferrule. Fuji graphite reel seat. Handle is X-Flock Shrink Wrap over Cork Tape. $300.00 plus shipping, or we could meet up somehow. I am located in Ocean County, NJ near Island Beach State Park. Pictures attached.
  5. Having waited 24hrs with no response from Fish KIller, my VS200G is sold to BassPD. Thanks SOL.
  6. Have a mint condition VS150G with original knob and power knob I just installed. (unfortunately, black was only available color). Serial Number 12XXX. Has never been cranked underwater, only splashed in Ocean County NJ surf (no rocks or jettys in area). I am the original, registered owner and have always done the annual maintenance, which I just completed in mid-June of this year. Have original box, bag and papers. Asking $500.00 plus $20.00 for USPS Flat rate shipping and insurance.
  7. I believe it is reasonable to allow Fish Killer 24 hours from my 1st post to accept my reel at my price ($550.00 + shipping), at which point I will sell to Bass PD.
  8. VS200G Power Knob I am offering has VS Power Knob (handle arm has original threading intact). Also, I forgot to mention that I also have the VS bag for it. If you want, I could provide post Power Knob installation pictures.
  9. Have a Swedish made ABU Record RC61HC modified by me to a total of 8 bearings and a knobby mag Cast control. Spool has 1 IAR and 2 ABEC7 bearings. 2 ABEC7 outer spool shaft bearings. 1 level wind pawl bearing, 1 level wing drive sprocket bearing and handle shaft IAR bearing. Reel completely disassembled, cleaned and lubed last winter and not used since. Asking $150.00 plus shipping.
  10. Have an Aquaskinz Small lure bag and a Small Tall lure bag, both have basically lived in my truck, maybe been on my belt 1-2 times each. Will sell the pair for $120 plus shipping.
  11. Have a mint condition VS200G with original knob and power knob I just installed. Serial Number 72XX. Has never been cranked underwater, only splashed and shallow submersion when rod used as walking stick in Ocean County NJ surf (no rock or jetty in area). I am the original, registered owner and have always done the annual maintenance, which I just completed in mid-June of this year. Have original box and papers. Asking $550.00 plus shipping
  12. Some more info: Blank is SC II, SC IIW graphite. Butt is scrimed from the end up, ending somewhere under the butt wrap. The rod is a 60/40 split, with the tip being 86 inches long and the Butt section being 63.5 inches including the butt-into-tip ferrule.
  13. You might want to take a look at the Daiwa Tournament Ballistic Surf Rods. They are three piece, supplied with a semi-hard rod case for travel, have a limited lifetime warranty. My friend has all three 13ft 3in models that I built for him (with Fuji BSVAG guides, since he only uses mono), and are rated 2-10, 4-12 and 6-16oz respectively. In addition, since they are factory built with low-rider guides, they are dual rung for either spinning (with braid) or conventional. The 4-12 is on my personal bucket list.
  14. $25.00 plus shipping for each. Feel free to make me a reasonable offer. They retail for $44.50 plus shipping new from Do-It.