Ron Skinner

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  1. Stock handle knob, I can feel every once and a while the bail doesn't fully open and I have to close it and reopen. Then I find myself trying to position the handle perfectly so when I cast it doesn't move. then when it snaps I find myself casting about 3/4 power as not to have it happen again. when I first got the reel in beginning of October I was pairing it on an 8' and using it for ablies on my buddies boat and made hundreds of casts with no issues at all. it wasn't until I put it on a 9' for some surf bass early November that I started having problems.
  2. I haven't read through this entire thread but is anyone else having a problem with the bail snapping shut. Its happened about 6-7 times on my 5k. Thinking I got a lemon.
  3. Respectfully offer $150 shipped
  4. where are you located?
  5. "Obviously they got their heads in a chokehold by the jockstrap of their favorite rod company. I'm picking up a few lami blanks" little contradictory don't we think
  6. Sweet, now I can pick up a Night **** for the low price of 580 bucks....ooof what a steal
  7. Now i know your such a “ better fisherman” than me so take this tip for what its worth. If your pulling up to compo beach during beach season during a time when they are actually checking stickers then you my friend are in the wrong spot at the wrong time
  8. Damn. I did hear the 85’ fall run on compo was excellent Im sorry i missed it. I however will not be missing the 2018 fall run on compo, like you, with my westport beach permit. I send pics.
  9. Couldnt have said it better myself
  10. I have both the 9' genesis and the 9' predator sb 1086. love them both. predator has a little softer tip and a more medium action. Ive caught plenty of 20 lb class fish with that rod a couple of 30s and it has more stopping power than you would think. I recently picked up the odm. Much thinner blank. Was hoping it would be a more medium than fast on the "med-fast rating" but that's pretty accurate. I've only had it for about 3 weeks and a few bass around the 15lb mark already. I am very impressed with the backbone of this rod given its thin diameter. Its a very tough call, but if I had to pick one it would be the fsc.
  11. I'm still hitting keeper size bass into the mid 30s(inches) pretty much every time I fish, which has been almost every night lately. Lots of small dinks around but some nice fish mixed in there if you keep at it.
  12. Had an epic day on Saturday as well...me and two friends put 25 on the rocks out of almost 40 hook ups in a couple hours in the rain...didn't matter what you threw, they wanted it. Same spot on Sunday produced two fish, crazy how much things can change in 24 hours.
  13. I personally like using my 9' fiberstar sb-1086 that I use for blues and bass in the sound. rated 1/2 - 2 1/2. Hate using inshore rods after throwing surf rods for a whole season, just cant get use to the short butt section.
  14. That's awesome man....hope to hit one like that one day...Congrats