surfrat59

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  1. Guess it depends where you fish, generally a couple days of onshore wind will help put bait tight to the beach, but alot of factors come into play with such a generalization. I can tell you this, I've had alot more good nights with the wind in my face than Ihave with it at my back. Get out and fish hard, keep a good log, your pattern will develop for your circumstances.

     

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  2. Guess it depends where you fish, generally a couple days of onshore wind will help put bait tight to the beach, but alot of factors come into play with such a generalization. I can tell you this, I've had alot more good nights with the wind in my face than Ihave with it at my back. Get out and fish hard, keep a good log, your pattern will develop for your circumstances.

     

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  3. Just hope when I catch her it's not a long walk back to my truck! Seriously,I don't know what I would do...like to think I would take length/girth measurements and put her back if she wasn't badly stressed. I fish for the challenge and the personal satisfaction, don't belong to a club so I really have no one to impress but myself.My personal choice is one of catch/release, if only so we may enjoy the game for years to come. Only two I've ever kept were my first keeper many years ago (25lbs on a plug) and my personal best(43lbs also on a plug). All my close buddies know how hard I fish and how much I enjoy it, I'm sure they would believe me. That said I hope we are all faced with such a DILEMA this season, you guys will be welcome to come over the house, have a beer, and see a 60lb fiberglass replica hangin on my wall!

     

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  4. Blue wing olives are the big hatch in May, if the water is running fast bead head nymph's and weighted wooley buggers work well. I'll be up there too, if I bag my turkey early in the weekend I'll be on the beaverkill!

     

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  5. How to get rid of wind knots, easy, dump the braid and spool all your reels with pink 15lb Ande, then practice casting until you get back the measley 20 yds you gained in the first place by switching to braid...sounds harsh but not meant to be,try it, you'll thank me someday!

     

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  6. Do I do the right thing and release her, or do I selfishly mount her to show off my accomplishment to fellow envious anglers...when and if It happens I'll let you guys know how it turned out, in the mean time...

    Congratulations Rich! icon14.gif

     

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  7. TB, good luck, I hacked up my 7000C3 and now it's the sweetest casting fully adjustable mag reel in my collection, the only conventional I have complete faith in to use plugging after dark. Yeah I know the levelwind knocks off a few yards, but it sure is convenient on them new moon nights...PM me if ya need some info on my setup.

     

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  8. Ihave one taped to my 1321M and use it with braid and heavy plugs, takes a little getting used to but works fine. Normaly use leather finger guard, but when I really need to crank one up the cannon works just fine, not in the way if you don't want to use it either...

     

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  9. Rotor cup, spool, line roller assy, and rotor cup hold down washer are the 4 parts needed...10 minute conversion, was $47.00 per reel when I did my 3 705Z's few years ago. Pack em full of Lucas red EP bearing grease and there you have it...the $100 Van Staal equivalent!

    PM me if you want the part numbers, I'll dig out the Penn invoice.

     

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  10. Saltheart is right, after you've built a bunch you will see the subtle differences in a custom are not so subtle... the rod can be tailored for maximum efficiency in your specific style, making you 're efforts in the suds the best they can be.

     

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  11. Bucktails w/pork rind...

    Gibbs pencil poppers...

    Habs needles w/teasers...

    Swimers, 5in Mambo's and 7in Rebel's...

    BIG surface wood, Danny's or Pikies...

    not necessarily in that order, oh yeah, did I mention BIG surface wood! And don't forget

    Big surface wood!

     

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