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  1. Hey i just wanted tk come back to this thread since i finally bought a new reel. Thank you all for you recommendations , i ended up going with a black van staal vsx200, i know, a little overkill for my area but love how well it balances the rod and i wont have to buy a reel that size for a long long time. Anyone else using a van staal out here?!
  2. I feel you brotha, I would only accept paypal now which is directly to your bank, and with paypal business i believe the transaction is insured, or venmo which is the same, any other way besides those just seems a little outdated now. Good luck!
  3. Thanks, after reading a lot more on the forums, I'm now saving up for a VSX Van Staal reel. I have about $600 saved up right now, hopefully in the next 2 weeks I'll have the rest. Everyone on the other forums (mostly east coast guys) seem to recommend the VSX200 which weights around 21oz, plus my rod at 12oz would be around 33oz setup......seems somewhat heavy for continuous surf casting, but also versatile, what would you guys think about a VSX150 at only 12oz? seems kinda small for my rod. any west coast opinions on this?
  4. Absolutely no shipping?
  5. Thanks, how does the 9-6 cast the 1/2oz-3/4oz range compared to the genesis?
  6. Nice thanks, currently i have a 9’ genesis with a VR50 ive been using for the daily fishing, but i find myself wishing i had just a little more distance. My 10-6 is more mid summer or bigger conditions. Im going to sell the genesis and vr50 and get a 9-6 frontierx and VSX150.
  7. If you could only choose the 9 foot Genesis or the 9 6 foot frontier, Which one would you keep? I currently have the 9 foot genesis and 10-6 frontier but I am loving the 9-6 frontier alot, so I have to give up one of the other ones to buy it.
  8. You prefer it over the 9’ genesis? If so why? Just curious, thanks
  9. I have the 9’ Genesis, and it casts great. I use it at oyster point in south city where they call it the real windy city, and it can put lures out there pretty decently even with the super strong winds there. The 9’ is rated 1/2-3oz and seems more sensative than the 10’ 3/4-4oz model. I paired my genesis with a VR50, total setup weights 20oz and has great backbone. I also have the 10’-6” Frontier x, but thats a differrent beast, both i bought at New Coastside in Pacifica. I have heard great things about the Black hole suzuki, super light, 10’ model would be great for our NorCal waters, i just cant find a local store to check it out in person.
  10. My slammer seems fine and smooth, maybe its just the feeling of the seals. My BG is smoother but the slammer is sealed. All in all i am happy with my purchase, but I believe the 4500 is a little small for my 10’-6” Frontier. I will look to either trade it for a 5500 or sel it so I can buy the 5500. I am also happy that the reel i recieves came with tve upgraded line roller baring. Good luck with your slammer, we got a hell of a deal!
  11. Thanks, Ill have to check that reel out. I just bought a Penn Slammer 3 4500 on sale on Amazon for $125 so I couldn't pass it up but I'm wishing I would've bought the 5500 instead as the 4500 doesn't seem to balance out the rod too great. The striper season out on the SM county coast is May-ish through August, and they are all up and down the coast, I usually fish Pacifica or San Francisco, right now is the time to hit the stockton area, there stripers are biting out there right now!
  12. Hey, Nice rod, how much does it weigh?
  13. Wooooo, it was between a slammer 4500 or a saragosa 6000 for my 10’-6” Frontier X 3/4-4, this deal just forced my hand. Thanks
  14. Hey guys, I live near pacifica on the San Mateo county coast, I have a 10’-6” 3/4-4oz ODM Frontier X, im looking for suggestions on what reel you guys would recommend I pair it with for this upcoming surf striper season. I’ve been doing some homework and looking at all the forums, and with the new year comes new gear so the one thing besides waders and lures im going to buy is a new reel, not looking to spend a fortune but also nothing cheap, maybe $150-$500 range (i know its a little much for our weat coast stripeds but I will be going to mexico for surf fishing as well).........at least this justifies my spending to myself thanks for the help.
  15. Thats the 10’ DNA rod, i havent used it, but i felt it in the store. Seems like a great rod for the price, i have a 10’-6” Frontier X or else I would definitly buy it. I would say use the search option and type in either “odm dna” or just “dna” and i know there are a few posts related to this rod, you should find some reviews there.