Nate Smith

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  1. What are better options under 250? Obviously I am checking auction sites but if I do buy new what would you suggest under 250
  2. Looking for a mid - priced striper reel for and 8 weight set up I do not use that often (usually use a 9wt). I was looking at the 7/8 Animas. They were just updated and the older version from 2016 is on close out most places. I am a huge ross reel fan for freshwater but the Animas and Cimarron have the CLA drags which are great but not sealed. Wondering if they would be a good choice for a salt reel to be used 5-6 times a year? Or if anyone else had a suggestion for under 250.00?
  3. This is a very different way to tie them with the BT as the body not just the tail versus using chenille for the body. What difference do you see this way.
  4. I have used bucktail and crafy fur before , just wondering if anyone used anything thing else.
  5. Traditionally you use buck tail. What are you favorite alternatives for guggler tails?
  6. Looking for an 8wt line suggestions for cape cod summer flats. Most time fishing in 6ft or less. Clear intermediate or floating. Water at that point isn't all that cold anymore.
  7. Sorry I hand no cell. Here are the pictures. It looks like I have a taker thought
  8. Will post pictures in a bit. Also in there are a SP minnow bullet in chicken scratch and a white 3oz hogy swimmer. I got a number of people asking to break up. Will consider if I get offers for everything but really prefer selling in bundle.
  9. Have a almost new 2-6 ODM Genesis and Saragossa. Has 30 Lbs Berkeley Pro Spec Line. The outfit was used twice. Rod is like new. I dropped the reel and it has a good scratch but is otherwise like new too. Have 2 guppy 3oz pencils, 2- super strike poppers, stick shad, sebile bull minnow, and bottle darter and other lures. Selling it all for 500.00 or best offer. Will not break up. In cape cod until July 7th. Will meet in the area if interested. Please IM me.
  10. Have a almost new 2-6 ODM Genesis and Saragossa. Has 30 Lbs Berkeley Pro Spec Line. The outfit was used twice. Rod is like new. I dropped the reel and it has a good scratch but is otherwise like new too. Have 2 guppy 3oz pencils, 2- super strike poppers, stick shad, sebile bull minnow, and bottle darter and other lures. Selling it all for 500.00 or best offer. Will not break up. In cape cod until July 7th. Will meet in the area if interested. Please IM me.
  11. The BGs are heavier and hold more line then the stradics at the same size. So it should be fine. Honestly it is likely the 4000 Stradic and the 2500 BG are the same weight. For the Stradic the 2500 and 3000 are the same reel and weight the same. 3000 has a deeper spool and a larger grip on the handle. That is it.
  12. Just picked up some new gear for inshore. Star Seagis SK614FT76. they call it a light but it is medium light based on other rods I have. They make this rod with split grip and full grip. The grip length was suppose to be shorter on the full grip but it is 18", 2 inches longer then my 7'6" Tidemaster. Not crazy about that. The rod is beautiful and matches my BG2500 perfectly. It seems a bit nicer then the tidemaster. The weights are the same. The Seagis is .1 oz lighter then my Tidemaster but that is just manufacturing variation. I like the action a bit better. It bends into the blank a bit more but is about the same speed as the tidemaster. Plus I got it on Sale for 135.00 so it was a steal at that price.
  13. So are you suggesting a weighted butt cap?
  14. Just got a new Genesis 11ft and Saragosa 8000. Loading the reel with ProSpec 30lb (350yrds). It is a good bit more tip heavy then I expected. Was thinking about upgrading the reel to a 10K. The $20.00 is no big deal. I don't really think I will need the extras drag or Line capacity, it is just about rod balance. Is the extra 2.5 oz worth it to have a more balanced rod?
  15. This is for bay side in July or so. 10lb line on a medium light rod is not dangerous to the fish. I would not consider this ultra light at all. At that point the fish average are 12-18”, 20 inches max. With 10lb line I can manhandle them in less the a minute. I take my son out that time of year and it is great. You can catch 20 of them in a few hours. This is more about throwing 1/4 and 3/8 lures and having a bit of fun for myself while doing it when I am hunting quantity with my son not quality. My medium set up with 15lbs superslick8 cannot load or throw that small of lure.