RKG1

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  1. I always rinse my saltwater reels with fresh water after every use. But what about the line on the spool? I assume the line is wound too tightly to allow a fresh water rinse to penetrate very deep, so do you ever do anything to clean the spooled line and the spool down to the arbor? If so, what process do you use?
  2. I am going to build a 9' travel surf rod on a RodGeeks blank SRF90MMF4 which is a 4pc blank rated for 8-20lb mono and 1/2 to 2 1/2 oz lures. I plan to use a Saltist 4500 spinning reel loaded with 30lb braid targeting Roosters, Jack Crevalle, snappers, etc., casting lures. I am not certain what guides to use. Is this a KR concept situation? I ran a calculation on the KR GPS and it said to use the 20H 10H and 5.5M KLH guides, but the calculator does not allow 30 lb braid as a criterion. Also, are singe foot guides a proper choice for this rod? Thanks in advance.
  3. What's a basking shark?
  4. I was planning to use an American Tackle Aero reel seat 17mm with a CFX carbon fiber full length grip. Concern I have is that the grip diameter where the grip inserts into the reel seat housing is narrower than the reel seat opening, leaving about a 1/16" inch gap around the entire grip. I don't like the gap from an appearance or function standpoint. Is there a way to use this reel seat with this grip handle, (like a way to seal the gap that will look decent) or is this just not a good match?
  5. SFD, thanks for that detailed report. I would love to try the Cabo area some time. 6 50" Roosters?! Wow! Those are nice fish.
  6. Billy, I wonder if that is the same blank that St. Croix uses in its Eyecon Bounce'n Troll, which I believe is an SCII blank, which as I understand also is basically the Carbon 2 blank? I already have in my inbox at Rodgeeks the St. Croix SCV72MM pending a final decision. So now it looks like I have to choose between the SCII and the SCV for backtrolling. $150 price difference. Technically, I can afford the price difference if there is a true benefit for the intended purpose. Is there?
  7. I am looking for recommendations for building a spinning rod for walleye fishing in Canada back-trolling with bottom bouncers that weigh in the range of 1 to 1 1/2 ounces. This rod will be held in the hand and not in a rod holder. I am thinking something with medium power and moderate action? But I am open to suggestions.
  8. Well hopefully this results in an explosion of the grouper population! Someone will soon develop a lionfish lure to target Groupers...
  9. you got it. its the small made in china sticker. the L18ko means it was made in 2018. I will respectfully offer $150 pp shipped.
  10. You can look at the sticker under the spool for the following info: The "I" (third character) is for September, the "17" is for 2017. (A = JAN, B = FEB, J = OCT, K = NOV, L = DEC etc.). In the last quarter of 2017 all of the J - K - L code Slammers had the new bearing line roller and everything in 2018 as well.
  11. Do you know if it is the updated model with the roller bearing?
  12. After watching a lot of videos on the PR knot I was all set to go ahead and give it a try. I just assumed the bobbin would cost like $5-10.... Not $70 for the Shimano bobbin. I know there are some other bobbins out there for less, but they are brands unknown to me. Are there other quality options besides the $70 Shimano?
  13. 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.
  14. 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?