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  1. someone caught it at the beach somewhere in CA i wonder if it's a CA halibut or a fluke Thanks
  2. why don't you stay with the well known brands like seaguar, yo-zuri ..etc? you get what you pay for. i never trust the amazon reviews.. normally i read 1-2 stars reviews not the positive ones. fake reviews are everywhere
  3. Ballistic LT 4k or 5K and even 6K if you want more line capacity.. the 6k is only 11.1oz.. the LT series are super smooth you won't disappointed
  4. night time is better with a light.. without a light day time is better
  5. how is it compares to the RI one?
  6. I have the 5k size it is super smooth but not solid to me because it is too light i felt like a toy. I killed too many false albacore with this reel.. Catalina 4k was my main gear for false albacore last year but this year the ballistic 5k took over the Catalina job... rod and reel are under 15oz I can not happier than that..
  7. the best time to catch smelt is few hours before the sun set or early in the morning until around 10. If you have a light/lantern at night the bite will be better than day time. that's my personal experiences.
  8. yeah you can catch them either night or day but day time is better.. you'll need a light at night time, else they're very slow
  9. for the sp minnow i use the bigger one, the floating 2017 model i forgot what weight on it but i believe they're 1 5/8oz and the bullet sinking 1.5oz . for the epoxy i use 7/8oz
  10. i have this rod it's super light and can cast the light lures like SP minnow and epoxy jig if you use it for albie fishing. i caught a lot of albies with this rod and landed some 40's inch strippers at canal in this year. it's as light as the TFO blue in case you curious how light it's. this VPR cast further and lighter than the ODM Frontier 10'6 3/4-4 but the ODM is a lot more backbone than the VPR... i bought the VPR at a full price at redtop you can't go wrong with the VPR
  11. hey buddy, would you mind to ship? I will pay for for shipping cost thanks
  12. based on the place where i'm fishing the albies don't care the color.. people use different colors and jig sizes but they're all caught albies and the ratio is about the same but people use albie snax caught more than the metal jigs. i saw like that every time not one or two times... i go every weekend.. believe or not i use only 2 jigs, epoxy 7/8oz olive and 7/8oz silverside on every weekend and i caught them everytime i go there. i use SP minnow sometime and caught them too it's a second year i'm fishing for the ablies... i'm not a pro one of my friends didn't believe in flouro.. he put the flouro leader into his guppy fish tank the guppies come and bite the line... invisible? he laughed
  13. You can catch albies with mono leader, no leader and even steel wire leader.. they're as aggressive as bluefish. many people say we need a thin Flouro leader without hardware but i saw people catch them without leader, even with steel leader.. when they come they'll take any kind of jig, color doesn't matter to them. i caught them with SP minnow bullet
  14. 2 years fishing for albies i found that albies are not picky like many people said. when they come they will take any color, jig i throw at them. i saw a guy caught one with steel wire leader and other guy caught them with some kind of popper lure for bass and i caught one with SP minnow bullet. match the hatch is not always work better than other lure.. i saw people use albie snax catch more fish than match the hatch people
  15. it's a nice rod but almost double price of the suzuki i need a budget one like suzuki. i love parabolic bend of the blackhole rods