bigfish95

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About bigfish95

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  • Birthday April 19

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    Fishing, Fishing and hmmmm... Fishing
  • What I do for a living:
    Work and Fish

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    Staten Island

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  1. So I ended up purchasing the jacket shortly after posting this thread. Overall I am impressed. Extremely lightweight to the point that it feels like paper and makes range of casting easy. However, easy enough to layer a hoodie or something underneath for slightly chillier temps. I have used the jacket in a rain storm with temperature around high 40s and Low 50s thus far and it out beat my current Stormr. No water intrusion at all unlike the stormr, kept me warm and dry. The only complaint I may have is the neck velcro flap. It is a little stiff and uncomfortable to have around your neck. It does a good job of keeping the water out but on a 75 degree day, I found it better to fold the flap down and get it out of the way.
  2. Hey SOL, I have been taking a look at the Guy Cotton Efficient surf top... It stood out to me for the spring / summer and early fall months. It seems to be a good fit for warmer temps as it is super lightweight and looks comfortable/durable. However, I have not seen any review videos, or many written reviews on it. Does anyone have any feedback ? Tight lines
  3. Yeah I know J&H has it and they arent too far from me but I just was wondering if anyone besides Skinner had a review on it lol
  4. Watsup SOL... Was wondering if anyone has used the Lamiglas 9’2” John Skinner rod and if so, opinions on it... The Specs of the rod seem to match what Im looking for. Currently have acouple 11’ and 12’ Lami’s and also a Mojo but want something more versatile in the 9 foot class that will handle back bay fishing up to rough surf fishing. Plan to use a vs200 on it. Love the GSB blanks..
  5. I have 3 one piece rods. All of them are over 10 feet. They are 11'6" and 12' which won't fit. I have a 2 piece setup that I have been using in the mean time.
  6. Nice look, do you remember where you got them or a model number or anything like that?
  7. Hey SOL, I recently bought a 13' Jeep JK Unlimited Sahara and love it and all except that I cant fit my one piece surf stick in it. I have seen variations of rod transportation for them. I do not want the rods to be vertical like on the bumpers because I will be doing highway travelling and it puts stress on the rods for prolonged distances. I prefer a horizontal roof rack. The only reasonably priced cross bars Ive come across were Rhino Racks bars for the 4 door which run about $260. I am not a fan of the roof carriages or cages. If anyone knows of an alternative or cheaper option, I am open to options. I will most likely be using the rac a rod roof rack on whatever rack it is. Thanks!
  8. Thanks crazybellringer ^. I actually just ordered the hyper flex suit. I will see how I like it when it comes and leave some feedback for future reference.
  9. Great, thanks alot buddy
  10. So would you reccomend the mobility of the suit to someone who will be climbing around rocks, walking long distances and casting repeatedly? Warmth and chafing is something that I can deal with by adding a surf top like you said and wearing rashguards underneathe. The mobility is my main thing. Thanks alot for your response btw.
  11. So I am looking to pickup a second wetsuit because my 3mm pinnacle full-suit was a gift, not really something I picked out and I froze my a** off last season in the end of October / beginning of November wearing it in the pouring rain and wind. I will keep it for the late spring and early summer trips. I wanted to get something thicker that I can wear majority of the other times. I have heard good stuff about the hyper flex and found a good deal on one. Does anyone have this specific suit and can offer any feedback on it? Id like to know little more about the flexibility and warmth of it. Of course I can always wear a top over it on extra windy days but lets take that out of the equation for a second. How is the 5/4mm Hyper flex Cyclone 2 full full suit in terms of movement and warmth. Thanks SOL, looking forward to some feedback.
  12. Sent the reel out for servicing in Tulsa and after a month, when I got it back, the problem was resolved. I believe it was the main seal that was worn down. While I had a few different things replaced and had the reel fully serviced, it feels as if its out of the box now so I'm glad the problem is fixed. As stated above by Bow3022, the resistance wasn't as strong prior and the handle would spin freely when I would cast hard sometimes. Now that the problem is resolved, assuming it was the main seal, there is more resistance when I crank over
  13. Thankyou everyone for the input. I actually decided to go with the Flatlander 3 tube salter with removable front pouch. Already ordered it. I looked into afew different bags and brands and did research and it seemed to fit my requirements the best and I like that I can always add a tube or water bottle holder or whatever I want down the road with the buddy-lok system. I was pleased with the service while making my decision and can't wait to get the bag. Thanks again SOL
  14. Like I said, Ive had the AS 3 tube bag for around 5 years now and have fished with it probably 150-200x a year. Its been submerged, knocked around and took some beating. After each few trips I always hose it down with fresh water and its lasted. For a $80 bag, im not complaining and got my money worth up to now. However, the plastic inserts are crappy, alittle narrow and covered in tape, the material of the bag itself isnt top notch like others. Has slight tears and hooks get caught when opening the bag since the material is soft. With these higher end bags like ODM, GU, MAK, Flatlander, id expect to get more time out of it, fit alittle more in it and get better drainage. For everyone it may not be ideal but I think the amount of fishing I do, that im going to shoot jamie and email and try to get a flatlander doneup because ive heard nothing but positive feedback and like the customization factor.
  15. Thats true, thanks for the input