Local66

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  1. Why drag it up?
  2. The prospect of picking a fight I can't win.
  3. I hope you get one. I had an army of kooks on my beach this afternoon, even had a pair of kayakers paddling back and forth through the bait pods.
  4. Just my two cents, you can hit these fish any way you want. I took my father fishing Thursday night, I hooked up two on an 8' plug rod with a 5k sustain on it. They were large fish that could have dumped that reel any time they felt like it. I played for 5-10 minutes, then broke them off. Yesterday I had some time to myself, fish were distant, and your typical weekend kooks were out in force, so I brought bigger gear. I have 400yds of 30lb on this rig and I'm not willing to go heavier. It's not enough for all of them. I still pick fights I can't win, which is what it's all about in my opinion. Fish what you want, but after 15 minutes, if you still haven't turned that fish, you need to break them off. If you're killing fish to stroke your own ego, you don't want to get caught doing it around me.
  5. They have a meter that tracks what comes off a bulk spool, your reel & the diameter of your spool aren't going to effect that number.
  6. I work for a St. Croix retailer and they stand alone as the one company we deal with that's never dropped the ball on a warranty claim. Not one time. If you break your 8 year old triumph (which comes with a 2 year warranty), they'll prorate the cost of a new rod even after the warranty expires. I'm not sure what you're trying to accomplish with an email, but yeah, 2 weeks after Icast while every retailer in the country is doing their pre-season orders (ours was 30k$) they probably aren't very quick to respond to random emails.
  7. The last time I got hit I was on antibiotics for 3 months, and the meds are nuts. The stuff I was on makes you photosensitive, direct sunlight will burn you. And there was a warning on one of the bottles that said "may cause spontaneous ligament tears". And just an fyi, I live on the beach, in Florida, and I caught the doctor at Sebastian hospital looking up my symptoms on google when I was in the ER. Don't be surprised if they don't know how to treat you.
  8. Reverse Albright finished with a series of half hitches.
  9. I carry spare reels. For beach tarpon I carry abel super 11/12ns with intermediate and type III heads on braided mono. For jetty stuff I have super 9s with type III and type VI tungsten heads on braided mono. I use a straight splice to connect my heads and running lines, I don't swap them out. I'm particular about my rigging.
  10. I've been hit 3 times. Once in the calf, once through the end of my big toe (think corndog), and once through the Achilles tendon. The pain is intense, but it's nothing compared to the bacterial infection you're going to get if you don't have the wound irrigated and cleaned, and start an aggressive and immediate cycle of antibiotics. You don't want to end up on a pic line.
  11. I'd love to see some of the morbidly obese/alcoholics I see on the water get on a skateboard.
  12. I don't think it matters what you call it. Some fish hard, some don't, but in the end it's still just fishing.
  13. So why comment on something you have no experience with? 2 fish? Seriously?
  14. The 12 is alot of rod. From the sand you're able to put considerably more pressure on these fish without the vertical chaos you'd be dealing with from a boat. My recommendation would be a 10wt rod paired up with a 12wt reel. You need a casting tool above all, and generally speaking a 12 just isn't built for that. I'm 6'1", 225lbs and a 12 will kill my day before the fun even starts. I have redundancies in 10 & 11, you're welcome to come by the house and see which you prefer. I have a 12wt too, but I can pretty much guarantee you're not going to like it. I don't even like it and I built it.
  15. It's a bad fit. Watching active fish just out of casting range is aggravating, but there are smarter ways to close the distance. It'll be quite a struggle if you manage to get that fish in the trough, you'd need a buddy to help with the release.