High Plains Drifter

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  2. Someone just alerted me to this thread. I’m still alive! Retired life is good! SOL was a terrific vehicle in finding new friends and we still get together on a regular basis. Jim Perez fishing my trout streams with me Putting Steve Austin onto his first musky Tropical surf fishing with my buds Airnuts and SurfnHorns Fishing Florida with my southern friends I now have time to hunt more in this great country called the USA Great Plains pheasants North country ruffed grouse Sharptail grouse in the grasslands A nice eater doe I’m doing a lot of “drifting” with my family Hiking Glacier National Park Hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon An Alaskan fishing adventure with my family My alter ego as a musician I should keep up with SOL more often…….it’s a good place!
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  12. I collaborated with Doug Hannon in applying the concept to surf casting. I don't think they are available in surf rod sizes yet. My prototypes found that a 50mm ring with an inset 8mm ring was best for surf rods. The "collector" microwave guide was placed about 20 inches from the reel face. I used a plastic PVC cup to hold the two rings because I could quickly and cheaply change the spacing between the two rings. The spiral legs on the now available commercial version are much more sexy. Yeah, they worked quite well. Good luck as things develop. Here are a couple of photos of my prototype version on a 13 foot Daiwa Ballistic rod. - HPD
  13. It might be OK for jigging in a boat but it's a wind knot machine when used for surf casting. The stroke (up and down movement) of the spool is insufficient for the height of the spool. Because of this it lays line with significant gaps at both the top and bottom of the spool. This probably won't be a big problem on a straight down drop (jigging from a boat) but it's a YIKES when casting. - HPD