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  1. hello Dan, can I get a price on skinny in the following sizes. I paint and epoxy them so naked, non chromed is great. 10- 3/4oz 20- 1oz 10- 1 1/2oz
  2. I dropped my vsx 100 off at Tight Lines Tackle in Sag Harbor. It happened to be the day that Bert picked up the Van Staals for service. I had it back the next day.
  3. I am just as concerned by the decaying weed that I keep pulling up...
  4. Thanks for the video. So many new reels from Daiwa that I am getting a bit confused as to the differences between them. In particular the back bay Saltist vs. the Ballistic LT. Why is the Back Bay smoother than the Ballistic? I see that they have different gear ratios, line capacity but I cant tell what else is different between them. thanks, one of these two reels is in my future
  5. Hi John, I could use that thinner washer. thanks sagg
  6. I will check. Thanks for the tip!
  7. Any update on the Bailess kit? I was not happy with the line lay of the 5000 and the lack of shims to adjust the gap (My reel is desperate to have a shim removed...). I am hoping that the bailess kit helps solve the problem.
  8. Hello johndtuttle I am not quite following you in regards to the weigh and load? How does the weight of a reel effect the way a rod loads upon retrieve? In regards to the reel being a beast, I am in complete agreement!
  9. I have some information to report. First of all the rod that I wrapped this winter uses Microwave20 guides. I have used these guides on a number of rods with a number of different reels. The Slammer 3500 is the only one that is behaving this way. Here is what switching the reel to a "normal" rod revealed: Less tip bounce with the FSC 9' Predator. The tip does still bounce a bit but it is minor by comparison to the other rod with microwave guides. This got me thinking so I used my fingers as a moveable guide and the second that I started choking the line closer to the reel face I was able to produce the same aggressive tip bounce. I did the same thing with some other combinations of rods and reels that I had with me and none of them responded the same way. So, what have I learned? I am not sure yet... It could be that my Slammer III 3500 is out of balance and that my chosen rod is not forgiving at all of a reel being out of balance. It could be that nothing is wrong with the reel and I have to pair it with a different rod? I am going to try it with an inshore rod and a salmon/steelhead rod to see how the reel reacts to those layouts.
  10. I have it on a 9' FSC predator for testing. I will report back later in the day. Sagg
  11. Good idea, I will try it with a different rod and report back. The reel is not necessarily balanced with no load. It is hard to tell. No question that it is amplified with increasing load. I am not talking about a lot of weight either. A 3/8 ounce shad causes the tip to bounce The bottom line is that the more I fish the rod with different reels (I just put a vsx100 on it) the less tollerant I am of the problem with the 3500.
  12. Hello Penn, Happy 4th everyone! I have a question about my Slammer III 3500. I bought the reel to pair with a custom rod that I built this winter. The behavior of the reel on the rod suggests that something in the reel is not balanced. I have no idea if there is something wrong? Here is the situation and I would appreciate any input. The rod tip bounces as i crank the reel. Light jig - the tip bounces. Heavier jig - the tip bounces more. No load and the reel cranks without bouncing the tip. A friend tried the rod and handed it back to me saying that the reel was not balanced and that I should return it. Is he correct? Is this abnormal behavior for the reel? The only thing I have done in order to verify the problem is to put a different reel on the rod. A Stradic 3000 produces no tip bounce. Thanks, I really like the reel (other than this issue) Sagg
  13. Hi John, Could you give us an idea of which seal is the weak link in the above scenario. thanks EDIT: I did not intend on quoting the whole post. I am curious about the 5000/6000 when cranked underwater
  14. I bought a Penn Slammer III 5500 about a week ago from Tight Lines Tackle in Sag Harbor. I fell in love with the Shield that day.... I just went back to get one. Ken has inventory. I thought that might help out some of my fellow SOL members
  15. A light reel and a longer rod fit my fishing style. I have a VS150 with 20# Suffix 832 on a 10' 6" Rainshadow 1/2-2oz rod. Its my goto open beach outfit on the south shore of Long Island (bucktails, tins and lures). My backup is a 9' 10" MHX with a VS100 and 15# Super slick. Both rods are set up with Microwave 20 guides. If I need to cast something heavier I reach for a different rod of the same length with a bigger reel.