RP McMurphy

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  1. Thanks again, both Eric and Mr. Belmar. I feel better about the procedure (and I have a dremel...) For some reason, I was thinking about it like a tree - once you cut it down, you can't put it back up. But like you say, it's easy to swap out parts when wanted/needed. So my game plan: Abu power handle, keep the handle knob down when casting as Jimmy recommends (thanks, Jimmy). If I find that the freespool disengages while casting, I bust out the dremel and notch away. Thank you, gentlemen. Love this web site.
  2. Thanks for the very helpful post. The picture of the notch in the freespool button is especially appreciated. I'll admit, I wasn't visualizing it before. Yes - notching the freespool is a bit scary at this point. Based on the input, I think I'll go with the Abu handle. Then I'll field cast for a bit - if the freespool accidently disengages during casting, then I'll figure out whether to notch, or lock it down with the silicone bracelets. Muchas gracias, both.
  3. You're a craftsman. Those handles are beautiful. If you ever have an extra laying around that you're willing to part with, give me a shout!
  4. Not for me. Fished on PI 3:30 to about 7:30pm. Just got home with a skunk. Throwing mostly pencils and a popper. Bucktailed for a bit, 1oz paddle tail. Was doing what I wanted to do. Fish just weren't cooperating. Q-what time in the morning does the gate open?
  5. I have a sweet Abu 6500, and I'm planning to put on a power handle. Are there better options than the Abu replacement handle? I've heard mixed reviews on Geomexus. Here's the Abu handle on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Abu-Garcia-Power-Handle-Accessory/dp/B0029508HE/ref=sr_1_2?crid=18JZWWFN5XTX9&keywords=abu%2Bgarcia%2Bpower%2Bhandle%2Bfor%2B6500&qid=1664549119&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIyLjYzIiwicXNhIjoiMS4wOSIsInFzcCI6IjAuODcifQ%3D%3D&sprefix=abu%2Bpower%2B%2Caps%2C141&sr=8-2&th=1
  6. It's my understanding that Walmart is OK with people staying in their cars in the Walmart parking lots. Looks to be one in Teaticket - not too far from Osterville.
  7. Thanks. Payment just sent.
  8. If there's a deal to be done with Max4, then please do it. If that doesn't work out, then I'll take the two for $175 shipped.
  9. Never did like that Nurse Ratched.
  10. Not to be a conspiracy theorist, but this isn't adding up for me. Celtics are in the running to be world champs. Two consenting adults. Year suspension. Seems there's gotta be more to the story.
  11. These are a bit past their prime. My work-from-home shoes.
  12. Was at the north end of this forum geography on Friday. Got a boil on a pencil, and went home with a skunk. Hoping to catch the fall run.
  13. @Ditchbag thanks for the screenshot. OP's pic is much larger than 2", so very likely not a zebra mussel-which is good news. Apologies for the wrong guess on my part.
  14. I'm not positive, but I'd guess zebra mussel. Very full when you open them up. Also, an invasive species - no bueno. Other thoughts on whether this is a zebra mussel?
  15. Not fancied up, but both my 5500c and 6500 C3 CT are smoooooth. Fresh and salt, respectively.