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About Silverado

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  • About Me:
    Retired Machinist
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Fishing, Rod Building, Hobby Machining
  • What I do for a living:
    Retired. Thinking about Halibut fishing, Chinook Fishing, Striper fishing.

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  1. I will bite. Please PM your pay pal info.
  2. Mudhole has: XB Stainless ring, for mono only CSB Carbide ring Batson/Rainshadow has similar, in the ALPS brand Google is your friend
  3. Nope, 1968 Herter's. Read the footnote on the page. Best stuff made in the world!!!! I kept the old hand wrapper for a "Wall hanger". Use an Alps now.
  4. Bought this one from Herter's in about 1965.
  5. And the 9 is easier to cast than the 109. On the 9, the handle is fully disengaged from the spool when the anti-reverse is off. On the 109, the handle stays engaged with the spool when the anti-reverse is off. Back in Georgia, when fishing with the 109 and 9, not much of a cast was required as we anchored the skiff fairly close to the oyster bars. Maybe a lob of 30 to 40 feet up current of the bar, then the float would carry the bait across the oyster bar. Mooching, no casting required. If the current is perfect, lower the bait (a 6 ounce or so sinker is above the leader) to the bottom where the Chinook hang out. Using the "Mooching Motor" (a small outboard, 6 to 10 HP) to adjust boat speed over the bottom. The Penns were popular down in the South back when I lived there (Up until 1969 when I was drafted) because they were cheap sturdy reels. I grew up in a blue collar family, money was scarce for most. But I enjoyed the days, Dad's house was maybe 200 yards from tidal water. We fished a lot to put food on the table. I have my Dad's Penns, some dating back to the late 1940's and 1950's, and a few of his Pfluegers.
  6. Growing up on the Georgia and NE Florida cost, we used the Penn 109 and 9 fishing the tidal rivers and creeks for channel bass, speckled trout and whatever else that would take a shrimp fished under a float and drifted across an oyster bar. The advantage of the 109 is when you flip the anti reverse lever off, you could back up the handle and feed your bait to the fish. Not so important down South fishing the salt, but when I moved to the Pacific NW and began fishing for Chinook Salmon, this feature was very important. When "Mooching" for Chinook, the strike is usually gentle and the fish often releases the bait without getting hooked. So, back up the bait to the fish and usually you will have a takedown. I quickly learned by watching the old timers how to do this with the 109, and the little Penn was very popular with the serious 'Moochers". Darn! Penn gave us a bait feeder reel in the 1950's!!! Mooching for Salmon is a dying art now, most Salmon fishermen today use downriggers with flashers and hoochies or drift and jig with metal jigs. I enjoy Mooching as it requires a bit of skill. The rod is important. My old school Mooching rods are built on 9-1/2 foot LamiGlas one piece surf rod blanks, the MB1143F. Length for the long leaders used, strong butt for handling large Salmon and a sensitive tip to aid in detecting the bite. The first two rods in the photo below are this rod, one with the Silver ABU 6500 and the other has the Penn 109. I have a lot of 109's stashed and for spares. The 3-3/4 gear ratio of the 109 was fast for its day. I modify the 109 by installing a 209 handle and removing the clicker and button. The clicker often will foul the spool when fighting a heavy fish: The spool will spread, touch the clicker and hang up, giving you an instant line break or hook pull out. The Penn on the rod with blue grips is a high speed Jigmaster, I use this outfit for 6 to 8 once metal jigs.
  7. There is a Tuna Jigging site. Might take a little searching on your part to find it.
  8. Where is Thuan? Would be nice to know if he is in a boat on on the shore. Spinning: Fin Nor Lethal 100, I have two of them. Penn 700 Greenie in the middle. 400 yards of 80 braid. 45 pounds of drag. Should handle any sturgeon out there. Takes a beast of a rod, I have a couple of Rainshadow 1569 blanks that I will wrap for the Lethals. Will be a nice 8 & Bait outfit.
  9. How long and what weight?
  10. Check out the Breakaway site and read up in pulley rigs and impact shields.
  11. Agree. The OP needs to come back so we can continue this discussion.
  12. However, I would not hesitate to use my 6500 Penn V with 40 pound braid in your area. I like conventionals for big bottom fish as they are a lot easier to feed bait when a bite is detected and for me they are easier to handle a big fish with beside the boat. Are you boat fishing or shore fishing?
  13. If you are fishing somewhere around the bay area, I would not worry too much about a 100 pounder although a long time ago I saw a 420 pounder from the Sacramento River near Rio Vista. Most guys up around the Columbia use something like a Penn GTI 330 or so, full of 60 or 80 pound braid. With a mono leader about 80 to 100 pounds, 6 or so feet long.
  14. Where are you in the Bay Area? Lots of territory there. At one time I lived in Fairfield and fished all over the area for Stripers. San Pablo Bay area below, boat fishing. Old photo from the 1970's below: Surf spots, I know of a few but If I burned them Winch would use me for shark bait.
  15. Yea they would be laying around stoned. No temper tantrums!!! But I think judgement would be impaired. Back in my deer stand hunting days in Georgia we used tobacco leaves as deer bait. They loved it. Maybe a few pot leaves mixed in with the tobacco leaves would bring in a big buck!