Big Dave

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  1. Something is causing the spool to be out of balance. Years ago I used to clip off the tie stud on the spool. Which helped a lot. Look for a dent in the spool or swap out spools and try that
  2. TB you will be more than happy. Braid loves to be choked down quickly. Fish it and have fun.
  3. On my 13 foot rods and even my 14 foot rods I have my reels set between 31 and 32 inches. That 20% always works for me. But I can see where it won't work for casters that finish there cast with the butt cap ending up in the middle of their chest.
  4. Always a personal feel. And likely no right answer, but for me I've always built my rods with a 20% handle length. So typically I've taken blank length in inches X .2 = my location to my reel. Example 132 X .2 = 26 inches. Or 96 x .2 = 19. For me any the math works well.
  5. Sold to granite pending payment. If it falls through I go to the next in line
  6. Yes in ma, the rod can be picked up at the canal or around the walpole - Mansfield area fyi the rod is like new
  7. Rod is rated 1-5 I'll get some pics to you soon
  8. 1 piece no shipping.
  9. CMS built. Rod is in excellent condition SIC guides. 125 firm
  10. Century 11 foot SM. Mint condition. Black over oak leaf green wraps. Polished stainless steel alconites K frames. 550 firm. shipping available.
  11. SO I said that I would take the reel for the asking price. Please let me know where to mail a money order. 

    My shipping address is 

    David Thomashey 

    26 Morse St 

    E. Walpole Ma 02032  




  12. I will take it for asking
  13. One of the dumbest statements repeated and written on jigging the canal is "If your not losing jigs your not fishing correctly" When you get it all figured out you may occasionally loose a jig here and there, it cant be helped. But you should not be loosing a ton of gear. Doc Most likely most of your problem stems from line control. One of the most important things with jig fishing is staying in constant contact with your jig. This can be difficult to do if using spinning gear. At least in my opinion. This can be easily seen and learned by watching other fishermen. When you see someone jigging hard watch the line on there rod. most often you will see the line go slack as they lower the tip waiting on the tide to pull the jig tight again. This is the time when you have no feeling of whats going on at the bottom and a snag can happen before you lift the jig. On the opposite side to that if you take a look at someone that knows what there doing with a conventional set up you would probably notice less jigging motion and a constant tension on the tip. As for me. I don't fish heavy, I fish just enough weight that will allow the tide to lift the jig when I hold tension and then I drop back in free spool to tap the bottom and to tight to lift. And no, you don't need a ton of back breaking rods to jig with. Something moderate, with a firm tip and parabolic action works great.
  14. I have one Its in mint condition its also the XL version and has a reducer. built with SIC guides black wraps 625. shipped