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    Southern California Surf angler specializing in California Halibut and Calico bass.
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  1. Pm’d A couple of Southern California surf fishing sites where he can get a good idea what we have available and info on gear and techniques for our available species.
  2. Yes exchange it. I had to exchange mine as well for a pretty severe Geary feel. The second one is much better. Although I won’t say it’s as smooth as butter.
  3. I have a friend who used to go barefoot on the rocks all the time. Took 3 staph infections before he learned his lesson and started wearing dive boots or waders on the rocks and reefs. One of them took 6 months of antibiotics to kick.
  4. Hopefully the paint issue is fluke. Alcohol may be a solvent, but there is no way it should be able to strip the paint that easily. It may be an incorrect formulation on the paint and may possibly explain the chipping issue as well. I’d be curious if Denny has seen the same issue since he’s been beating his up for a while now.
  5. Older ugly stick surf rods at least had ceramic guides. The newer ones have cheap metal guides that aren’t even that smooth. The only thing I would use the current models for would be garden stakes and even then a stick is better.
  6. I just realized you don't have enough posts to send or receive PM's and I can't post the sites on the forum.
  7. We call it fishing for brown trout down here in SoCal.
  8. Actually, shimano’s colt sniper Jerkbait weight transfer is pretty unique if you look at the details of it. It’s a spring loaded weight that is forced to the tail during the cast, then the spring forces it back after it lands so it doesn’t get stuck in the tail. Not sure if it really makes a difference, but is definately pretty unique. It’s also silent, no loose ball bearings to create a rattle.
  9. FYI, The new Spinfishers are now showing as in stock at many of the major online retailers. On your mark, Get set, Go!
  10. I live in SoCal. I can tell you right now, casting beyond 75yds on most of our beaches will not get you anymore leopard sharks, shovelnose etc. in fact it will probably get you a lot less. Most of our surf fish out here stay close in to the sand unless your hitting rock structure for surf calico Bass. PM me if your interested in a couple local forums on surf fishing SoCal.
  11. Not sure why manufactures do it, but if you are right handed, you should be reeling with your left hand IMO especially when using a spinning reel. Because your right hand has greater strength and dexterity, it is the one you should be casting and holding the rod with. Reeling does not take strength or dexterity and you will not need to switch your rod between hands to start reeling. Spinning reels are not designed for winching fish in and most of the fighting is done with the rod, so it makes sense to use your dominant hand. One andvantage to most spinning reels is the ability to swap the handle. I’m not sure where the issue lies, if you don’t like the handle on the left, it only takes seconds to switch it then your done.
  12. I think you are referring to the anti-reverse on/off lever. Many reel manufacturers no longer build this into their spinning reels. Especially for saltwater reels as this can be an intrusion point for saltwater. It used to be used a lot in freshwater for some that liked to reel backwards instead of using the drag. The biggest problem when used as you describe, is the uncontrolled nature of line release. If not controlled, it can cause the same issues as a birds nest on conventional and baitcaster reels, allowing the line to get tangled. Without a hand on the handle, once the rotor starts moving it builds momentum, and if the fish stops taking line, will continue to spin possibly creating a snark of allowing the line to get trapped/wrapped around something it shouldn’t.
  13. I would imagine, that if painting an entire jighead, the nail polish may react poorly with some plastics placed against it. Not all plastic baits have the same formulation and may have some unforeseen reactions.
  14. First, nail polish does act like a solvent while wet and depending on the lures paint composition etc, may react with the existing paint. As a side note, I have used red nail polish on many Jerkbaits/minnow plugs to add gill marks to the head with no problems. I have also used clear polish to clearcoat over stick on eyes on a lot of jigheads with no problems. Secondly, once fully dried, it is pretty much odorless. I don't feel as if I have ever been less successful with these baits.
  15. Almost all fish will hit lures with other than natural colors at times. I used to use a lot of weird and non-natural colored users charter fishing for salmon, steelhead, laketrout, Walleye and smallmouth bass. At times they would definitely out-fish more natural colored baits 2 or 3 times over.