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  1. I don’t have access to a shop that sells these reels so I don’t know how big they actually are. I’m torn between the 5500 and 6500 LC. I have an older Saltist 6500 (6yrs old) and an older Penn ssg 550. Can someone give me a size comparison of the LC’s in question compared to the two reels I mentioned. Pics would be a bonus. Thx.
  2. I cast OTG so the ones I have prob won’t work. I’ll pick up some of the splash downs and give them a shot. Dingle dangle...ha that sounds pretty damn funny. Thanks for the info.
  3. I checked the clips out that you mentioned. I dig them. I actually have something similar, breakaway imps. What are your thoughts on them? Unfortunately I haven’t built any rigs w them yet.
  4. Agreed. I do that when the bite is slow. Sometimes it’s all I can do to keep up w two baited rods.
  5. Ya. Here in Texas and Florida as well they can be in closer but usually the are in the second trough which is usually wayyy out there.
  6. I actually bought the SS 1505 and a nor’easter at the same time as blanks built them myself. However I built them to Ryan whites specs which worked for me. to Cabo it was fun and the rods turned out pretty good. When I took them to Cabo I only had the eyes zip tied into place and taped the reel to the butt. Rods are now fully built.
  7. Understanding balancing now curious if there is a chart or something out there that recommends reel ounces based on rod length/rod ounces. Prob a stupid question.
  8. Gotcha. However I didn’t buy the rod for pomp’s. I purchased it and the saltist 6500 for roosters when I went to Cabo about five years ago. Just repurposing the rod now for pomp’s and such and I feel that reel is overkill. Was considering the ssvi 4500 but sounds like it’s too small and unbalanced. Also considering the ssvi 5500 long cast. Also sorry for the misquote and I understand what you mean by overkill now. Thx.
  9. Not sure I understand how this rod is way overkill for pomps. Rod is rated for 1-4oz and has a soft tip for bite detection. Most pomp fishing is w 2-4oz weights and usually requires long rods for long casts. Ya sometimes they’re closer but most are out there. I know its not much of a fight but to get out there and to hold the bait down long rods rated for 3-4oz is ideal.
  10. Won’t be plugging w the rod. Basically weight + bait now. Have a 6500 saltist to plug w that I got when I bought the rod when I took it to Cabo for roosters. I just feel for my intended purposes now that reel is overkill.
  11. 2-3 oz mainly + fish bites.
  12. Trying to figure out what size reel I need for a 12’6” Century Slingshot 1505. Will be using the rod for Pompano/whiting in the gulf. I feel like I don’t need larger than a 4500. However I see many post on here w recommendations of 6k size and larger for only 10’-11’ rods. Why are people using such large sized reels from the beach and jetties? My thinking is this w the above mentioned rod paired w a Penn SSVI 4500 spooled w 20# braid. Can throw bait around 100yds and if a fish takes the bait it will prob run an additional 100yds max, leaving around 100yds on the spool. Why are people putting 6k and larger reels on their rods? Isn’t the smallest and lightest reel ideal? My 13’ distance casters are spoiled w 300yds of 18# test mono for bull reds and small sharks. Have never had an issue of not enough line.
  13. It’s just a rag. They come attached to each spike. Guess it’s for wiping hands but after I bait I always rinse my hands In the surf. Not sure I will leave mine on. Will at least leave it on the first time or two I use to see if I like.
  14. Believe the company is in Delaware. They make awesome looking surf racks too. I got mine through Tommy farmer. He says he personally uses them. Pretty sure they can be used for spin and conventional.
  15. I’m digging the OTW (Over the Waves) sand spike. Just ordered two but haven’t used them yet. Construction is awesome. All aluminum and 56-58” long.