bobnap

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  1. I recently purchased a Penn Clash 2 3000. The reel feels perfectly smooth off the rod but when fishing it even with small lures like jig heads, it feels a little rough/bumpy. I know the correct answer is to bring it back to the shop I purchased it from but they are almost an hour from me so I’m hoping there might be an easy fix like needing to be greased or something. I’m embarrassed to say that, while I’ve surf fished for quite a while I’ve done very little to none of my own reel maintenance so I don’t have much insight on this. Appreciate any and all input. Bob
  2. I recently purchased a Penn Clash 2 3000. The reel feels perfectly smooth off the rod but when fishing it even with small lures like jig heads, it feels a little rough/bumpy. I know the correct answer is to bring it back to the shop I purchased it from but they are almost an hour from me so I’m hoping there might be an easy fix like needing to be greased or something. I’m embarrassed to say that, while I’ve surf fished for quite a while I’ve done very little to none of my own reel maintenance so I don’t have much insight on this. Appreciate any and all input. Bob
  3. Great bag! I’ve had one since 2014 I think. One of the earliest ones Jamie sold. Been fishing that bag hard for 7+ years without a problem.
  4. Closing listing. Will try to sell elsewhere. Thanks SOL.
  5. Thanks for the input so far! This group is always so quick with insights. I should have mentioned a couple of things; a) I’m a lefty so that eliminates some VS options (no lefty VR75 or VR100); and b) I’d like to keep cost below $300ish which eliminates all VS options (although I’ve been known to ignore budgets from time to time ). Thanks again. Bob
  6. I picked up an 8’ DNA for back bay use. I am going to temporarily put my VS150 on it but would like to find something smaller and more fit for purpose so that my 150 can go back to its rightful home on my GSB 108 1M. I am considering a Stradic 4000 but there are so many choices I’d welcome input from folks who’ve paired this rod or another similar rod with a reel they are pleased with. Appreciate any and all input. Bob
  7. Space Gray iPad Air 2nd Generation - 128 gb - WiFi only Restored To factory settings Excellent condition always kept in a case. No cracks on screen. $225 + $15 shipping Cash or PayPal
  8. Looks great Pete. Nice job.
  9. I lost a very nice fish on a large mag darter when the fish took the lure off the clip. Area I was fishing was rocky so I assumed he broke me off but then I reeled in an empty clip. First and only time this has happened to me and a shame it had to happen on such a nice fish. Bob
  10. I’ve had a 3 rod Reel Fortress for a couple of years and I’m very happy with it. I actually picked up another one earlier this year so I have enough room for my buddies rods when they go with me. Bob
  11. Sorry duplicate post
  12. Once the lefty VR’s are available I’m thinking of picking one up to pair with my GSB108 1M. My initial thought was the 151 but after looking at specs I’m thinking the 51 might make for a nice lightweight setup. In the past I have used a VS150 and I liked that setup a lot but that reel is now living on my 10’ ODM. The VS150 is closer in weight to the VR51 than the 151. Appreciate any input from folks who have used the VR50 or 150 on the GSB I mentioned above. Thanks. Bob
  13. I like both the 5” and 6.5”. The ghost 5” is usually the first plug out of my bag when I fish at night, it’s just become a real confidence plug for me. I tend to fish the 5” more but I’ve caught some nice fish on the 6.5” as well. Bob
  14. I’ve been pulling my 8,000 lb travel trailer on the beach for about 15 years. Key is to air truck and trailer down. I usually go to about 15 lbs and will drop a little lower if I feel like I’m getting stuck. I usually put a few pounds back in after I disconnect from the trailer to reduce risk of popping a bead. I use 4 low and try to avoid cutting wheel too hard when backing in I also try to keep my momentum when towing down the beach. HTH Bob
  15. Reel is sold. Thanks Murph and SOL.