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  1. hey Rocket, I noticed you're in Templeton? Do you fish the beaches around here? I'm one of the half-dozen local fly guys who fish the salt in SLO county.

    1. rocketsurgeon


      Every chance I get Stu, right now I am trying to find a window to go, but with my kids heavily involved in basketball and softball tournaments it makes it tough to find the time. I'll keep an eye out for anyone slinging bugs locally. I will have my 6wt in the truck with me at times. BTW my name is Bill and I am in the Templeton bubble.

    2. Uncle Stu

      Uncle Stu

      hi Bill! you aint missed much lately the last couple weeks, I blame the full moon at night. I spin too, because the surf is often big around here. I usually post em when I catch em. Only two striper landed this spring, and I lost a couple too. One year I landed 60 according to my journal, but that's starting to feel like it wasn't even real. 

  2. Like the old Mark Twain adage, whiskey's for drinking over, water is for fighting over!
  3. These are decent for short money, shipped via Amazon prime. Send it back easy if it's not to your liking. Installed one on an old Tica Caiman for the kids to use when we go rock fishing. This is the size you want for the 250.
  4. Squish Fish Yes, I'm a big fan of them. Great jig at the price point and they come rigged with half way decent hooks and hardware.
  5. I use the Stormr neoprene socks and then either dive boots or regular wading boots that I bought at Dicks. Really depends on the location.
  6. I use these lightweight bibs from Level Six, they have served me well this past season. They also make a pant.
  7. I think I have found my holy grail travel spinner, designed for the JDM seabass market. Apia Grandage 90m-5, high quality and decent price. got mine from Amazon Japan.
  8. I feel the same about weight to a certain degree. I think the Calcutta DC will eventually make it's way here, if not there's plenty of overseas vendors to purchase from.
  9. Thank you for the review. Is there going to be any differences between the USDM and JDM Certate to your knowledge? Either way, I will be ordering the 4000. Thanks again.
  10. I saw that also, I'll go over to TW in a few weeks and put one on the Adrena and see what I think. I don't think the new Calcutta DC will make a showing at the Classic, but that is another one on my radar.
  11. The deal for us locals is to load up your cart online and then pick up in store for a nice percentage off the top. I played tennis with one of the owners in college who started tennis warehouse after graduation and which was later expanded to include tackle,running,riding and skate warehouse. Great people who love the central coast as much as I do.
  12. New Antares to go with that poison. Also new Certate if it's USDM ready.
  13. Welcome to the dark side, at least here in the States. Out here on the central coast our deep water fishery is prime for this technique. I have followed Toto's site for years and have adapted many of the concepts, what works in one fishery does not always work in another. I show my gear to my friends and they either laugh or are intrigued to try something new. I am not a purist in the Japanese SPJ sense, I use equipment that works in my fishery. The main point of this post is that SPJ has made fishing for bottom species fun again.
  14. New Certate looks primo, on my short list to try this year.
  15. Looked hard at he MH Shadow Pangea, would have bought one if I could of sourced it easy enough at the time. Wanted it to throw the LC Flash Minnow. I've heard good things about them as suzuki (Japanese sea bass) rods and obvious Megabass build quality including a Fuji torzite guide train. Instead of the Megabass I purchased a Daiwa Morethan AGS Blue Backer that I put a Daiwa Certate 4000SH on. The JDM sea bass rods are the way to go as far as I'm concerned, very light and refined that you can cast all day. I did get the USDM Destroyer Onager though to scratch my Megabass itch. Let us know what you find for 1-3 as I am considering a JDM shore jigging rod, maybe an Apia or Tenryu. Welcome to the salt, just wait until you try slow pitch jigging, such a blast.