jasbake2

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  1. 9’6” (cut) Evolution w/VSX 200…
  2. Thanks CripCaster!
  3. Got it — really really clear explanation GSB706z… I can now see how that’s a concern over time wrt large fish taking drag with the spool near the bottom of the cycle. Thank you again for taking the time with your detailed inputs man!
  4. Thanks [GSB706z/Matt/LB] -- I really appreciate the straight answers/responses guys, got it understood! Yeah - that's why I was saying "perfect for how & where I fish in the Surf".... Where I fish - if I get into Saxatilis Gigante in the Surf, or in a stiff peninsula current sweep, to the point that she's taking that much drag emptying my spool down to the lower 1/3 (ish) - I can generally walk with her down the beach (excusing myself to others)...and convince her to come in...so that scenario of getting spooled from the Surf where I can move and patiently work her isn't one that I've seen. However, LB - really good point you make about fishing an ELI Boulder Field (et al) where you are committed to staying put... and if she runs you out, and you can't move your feet, that's another story. Yeah - for the way and places I fish, and the remote scenario that I'd get spooled down to 1/3 line left -- yeah, still put me down as a 10 out of 10 (Haaa)... If someday I get spooled and my line breaks on that one retrieve that's taken me down that far into the spool - then.........the fish wins! Thanks again guys, I appreciate your thoughts and guidance!
  5. I must really be missing something with all of the dramatic who-ha on the line rub topic on the VSX2… …seeing the alarming series of notices that have circulated - I immediately grabbed my Nov ‘22 newly purchased VS200X2 / mounted it to a rod — strung the line thru the guides ran out ~50 ft of line on the ground — then pinched the line with thumb and forefinger simulating the pressure of a fish on the line, or the weight of a lure during retrieve — AND I DIDN’T SEE ANYTHING AS DESCRIBED WITH THE LINE RUB!!!? The line came thru the roller fed ~90° onto the spool laying down as it’s supposed to —- NO WHERE NEAR RUBBING ANYTHING —- the comments that have stacked up on this subject really leave me scratching my head… but — like I said, maybe I’m missing something. Haaaa. I fished the reel 9 times in NOV/DEC — got into some really nice fish (to 26 lbs.) and the reel performed flawlessly — nothing but good to say about the new V2 thru my lens…notably improved in multiple ways to the VSXV1 IMO…I would buy it again and recommend 10 out of 10 from my front line use… perfect for the way I fish and where I fish the Surf.
  6. My gear gets washed off w/soapy rag, spray rinsed off outside and dry towel wiped - BEFORE I GET RINSED OFF INSIDE… doesn’t matter what time of night or day I get home — it’s one hour from when I land in the driveway until I know I’m getting a shower or hitting the rack without one… extra Taxing with this upkeep for sure - when all I wanna do is get my head down, SOO TIRED… but the wash/rinse/wipe dry has become compulsory practice — and my gear never fails, EVER. Buy good stuff and take care of it like they are paying you and it works. LUBE REEL THE NEXT DAY… Fished 74 days in 2021 — same deal every time…
  7. Same outcome looks like — but you get the idea… what to do… that web sight for the fishing locations picked are really helpful to use for all of the information I wanna keep record of in my log…
  8. Tides “for” fishing dot com — but all one word and use the number 4 instead of “for”…. (…which - when listed in my original post above as “*******” - it didn’t translate apparently and posted as “***********”… anyway, we’ll see if this version posts….)
  9. Use ******* to get most of the info listed for the days you get out there… if you fish the same venues regularly — the patterns start to show themselves after a few years and you can be more efficient with where you go, when, what to bring (lures)… it’s a homegrown document I made with Excel — I print it out and fill in the info by hand. At the end of the Season it’s easy to review what you did, what worked, AND WHAT DIDN’T, and figure out your plan for the start of the next Season — and refine your targets & your packing list. It’s fun to look back at the Blitzes, the skunk days and all of those days in between… Writing this stuff down after each trip really helps your learning curve.
  10. Okuma Nomad. Used for the last six years w/3000 Battle II… perfect light duty travel rod. Have carried extensively on airplanes wrapped in a hand towel with 4 marine grade Velcro strips… has held up really well - used in Surf, Bays, Jetties and occasional Fla fishing piers… only once out in Oregon fishing a river during a Salmon Run was the rod over powered by “Salmon Gigante” - the fish was large and current so swift I never had a shot at controlling him with that set up… and trying to stop the fish after he ran I broke the distal end of the rod between the second and third guides. IMO two thumbs up for what it is, and what it does. Good value. Pretty good quality for what you pay.
  11. Generous of you - thanks! I’m in.
  12. As long as you have a tracking number and the box can be physically located - you’ll eventually receive it, even if the package routes thru Arkansas to get from Philly to Long Island ..and on a brighter note it’s Winter now on Long Island - and when you do receive the newly serviced reel by March - that will likely work as good as new - you’ll still wanna get out there as bad if not worse than you do now...and the water temps will be beginning to ramp in our favor by then. Hang in there!
  13. As long as you have a tracking number and the box can be physically located - you’ll eventually receive it, even if the package routes thru Arkansas to get from Philly to Long Island ..and on a brighter note it’s Winter now on Long Island - and when you do receive the newly serviced reel by March - that will likely work as good as new - you’ll still wanna get out there as bad if not worse than you do now...and the water temps will be beginning to ramp in our favor by then. Hang in there!
  14. As long as you have a tracking number and the box can be physically located - you’ll eventually receive it, even if the package routes thru Arkansas to get from Philly to Long Island ..and on a brighter note it’s Winter now on Long Island - and when you do receive the newly serviced reel by March - that will likely work as good as new - you’ll still wanna get out there as bad if not worse than you do now...and the water temps will be beginning to ramp in our favor by then. Hang in there!