jimbass

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  1. I do not have access to a printer,can I still register online and take a picture of it on my camera phone? Is it lawful? In PA your allowed to purchase online your license and take a picture of it and show it to the game warden. Thanks in advance
  2. the other baitcasting reel was called the Penn Pursuit.from what I read they where well made reels but Penn could not compete with Shimano,Daiwa, abu Garcia. It was a crowded area and Penn took to make convential reels which they are noted for
  3. A few years ago Penn had a Sargus and another model that where baitcasters that where made in Korea not China. They where discontinued for some reason.These if you can find them might be what your looking for.
  4. Happy Easter everyone. I just want to put some of my concerns about current events.If this disease continues without any effective treatments{I know there are more important things than fishing) Could some well known tackle companies shut down? I want to give an example Penn. Right now their main plant is closed until at least May 1. Philadelphia city government might extend the shutdown. I hope it ends soon. Could Penn endure a long closure? I know the companies ownership has changed hands recently.This is just one example.A big chunk of the worlds fishing tackle is "made in China" and if there is a trade war could our hobby be vastly affected? I just out of boredom wanted to rant. Stay safe everyone
  5. I am looking for a 8 to 9 foot surf rod. Would the st Croix triumph 2 piece rod be a good option for this reel? thanks in advance
  6. Did The Penn Factory open back up?
  7. I want to ask for some advice about spinning reel maintenance. When you put new grease on the gears do you apply it to the gear teeth? I have an Ardent made in USA 2500s reel and when I opened it up and laid out the parts the main gear had no grease on the gear teeth only the inside of the gear was greased. I have the original Ardent spinning reel and it had its gears properly greased and I did this 2 years ago and it is still smooth.One of the complaints about this reel from a Bass pro was that it was smooth but sounded like a coffee grinder,this one does.I saw a post about a penn reel that the owner opened up and had the same issue.This is a nice reel 7 stainless steel ball bearings,total titanium bail system.Does anyone who does reel maintenance encountered this on reels when they open them up? thanks it advance.
  8. Thanks for all the responses
  9. I did not buy either,because of the current situation I could not make it and my local bait an tackle is closed until the states allows "non essential" business to reopen.I have a Shimano Sedona fd the older model,it still works. I will use this reel until it wears out.Also it made me realize that cleaning and maintaining my reels is a good practice to follow
  10. Great point! will do
  11. I just want to ask some opinions I want to buy a inexpensive spinning reel (between 60 and 70 dollars) not a cheap one. I decided on between the Shimano Sedona and the Pflueger president in the 500 to 1000 size. My local bait and tackle store is having an opening day trout sale tomorrow. These 2 reels are mentioned on his website. I will use the reel on a daiwa spinmatic ultralight 2 piece rod. Thanks in advance
  12. I just want to put this out there.I made a phone call on Saturday to a bait and tackle store that I used previously to do a clean and lube job on my 2 slammer reels.The first thing he told me was We do not do that anymore and he gave me a phone number of someone who does(I know I can send them to Penn in Philadelphia).Then he told me that he sells parts but it is getting harder to get parts for the original slammer reels because they are discontinued. Then he told me not to buy any discontinued reels of any kind now because parts are going to be hard to get. The next thing he told me was to look out for sales of the battle 2 because penn is coming out with the battle 3 this coming year after ICAST. He did recommend the battle 2 and told me collecters would buy Made in USA slammers they have good value. I have 3 of them the 360 with box and paperwork a well used 560 and a Chinese made 560 never used.I had a nice conservation with this man, he appeared to be pointing me in a direction that the fishing tackle industry is heading. I just want to ask for any thoughts or opinions on this
  13. I just want to put this out there.I made a phone call on Saturday to a bait and tackle store that I used previously to do a clean and lube job on my 2 slammer reels.The first thing he told me was We do not do that anymore and he gave me a phone number of someone who does(I know I can send them to Penn in Philadelphia).Then he told me that he sells parts but it is getting harder to get parts for the original slammer reels because they are discontinued. Then he told me not to buy any discontinued reels of any kind now because parts are going to be hard to get. The next thing he told me was to look out for sales of the battle 2 because penn is coming out with the battle 3 this coming year after ICAST. He did recommend the battle 2 and told me collecters would buy Made in USA slammers they have good value. I have 3 of them the 360 with box and paperwork a well used 560 and a Chinese made 560 never used.I had a nice conservation with this man, he appeared to be pointing me in a direction that the fishing tackle industry is heading. I just want to ask for any thoughts or opinions on this
  14. I posted this mainly for the availability of fishing tackle,but also I was thinking about going to the Bassmaster classic not now
  15. I have a 2 part question. First Does anyone know why Shimano discontinued the Saros series? 2nd I have 4 Shimano spinning reels that where less expensive than the Saros and all of their antireverse seem to work. The 2 Saros that I own the 1000 and the 2500 the anti reverse I cant seem to get working. The 2500 I bought last summer from a tackle store and has a warrenty still on it.Both of these reels are typical shimano smooth Does anyone have an Idea why I cannot get the anti reverse working? thanks in advancel