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  1. R&R I have been looking at that Century rod for a while. Very $$$$. But, what do you think about the power? I am looking for a rod that can excel at casting lures in the 3/4 to 1 1/2 oz range but still have the power to handle strong fish like pargos, cubera snappers etc in the Mexico surf.
  2. Hey guys, I need to learn about tides and the effect on surf fishing. From the beginning. Can you please direct me to any sources of that info?
  3. Hobobob, I agree with what you say. I am a ways away from building any rod, still in the research process. I have several projects in development stage so to speak and the travel rod is the last one to get built. But a lot of the questions I am asking apply to all of the projects just to build the general knowledge base..
  4. Fuji KR system is discussed at anglers resource along with a calculator.
  5. I am using Fuji KR, I just couldn't think of the name when I was typing! I am concerned that reel is too big also, I just don't want it to be! I don't have much use for it right now and would prefer not to by a new reel...
  6. Check the travel blanks at Mudhole. They have several MHX, Phenix and St Croix travel blanks in your length range. I just bought the St Croix SCIV 7'6" 3pc HF 3/4-3oz blank. Heavier than what you are looking for, but they have the most choices I found anywhere. The St Croix blanks are disappearing fast from their site just in the last two weeks.
  7. I am looking to build a St Croix SCIV 7'6" 3 piece travel rod rated Heavy Fast for lures 3/4-3oz. The rod will be used to throw soft plastic lures in the 1-1.5oz range for pargos and snappers, etc in the rocks along mexico shorelines. Probably use 30-40lb braid. I have a Daiwa Saltist 4500 spinning reel that I would like to use on this rod if I can. I previously was using that Saltist on my 10' St Croix travel surf rod. That was a good fit. Preferably I need to pick a reel before I build so I can use the Fuji Concept guide layout system. Any thoughts on whether that reel is an acceptable size for this rod?
  8. yes that is ok
  9. Yes I will take the remainder. $50?
  10. If Killiefish does not want to add the shipping I will offer $75 shipped for the whole lot. I will then work with Killiefish to get him his three.
  11. I will add the 5$ for shipping.
  12. I will offer $50 paypal shipped for the ones Killiefish does not take.
  13. is there any way to convert fly rod weight ratings to line test and lure weight ratings?
  14. Some blanks are listed specifically as casting blanks and some are listed specifically as spinning blanks. What is the difference and are they interchangeable in any circumstances?
  15. Don't underestimate the need for high speed retrieve when targeting Roosters - 45"+. I don't know what retrieve speed your existing stuff has, but if you want to add a very good, inexpensive reel that has great retrieve speed look at the Daiwa BG 5000 at 48". Or if your rods can handle it the Daiwa BG 8000 at 53". Both can be had just above or below $100 if you watch for the deals. After the trip list them for sale here and get back most of your money. Another option to look at for surf rods is I see Stephen Jansen sells a 13' surf rod pretty cheap. I know nothing about it though. Buy one and tell us!