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    Going fishing, catching fish, thinking about going fishing and thinking about catching fish.
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    The least possible - retired.

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  1. Posted this in main forum but adfing here too for any feedback from Penn. "Received my brand new Slammer IV 3500 DX last week. Spooled it up with 20# X9 braid. Took it out for a trial run today just to check it out and noticed a somewhat pronounced 'whirrng' sound upon retrieve. Left after about 10 casts. I did not hear the sound when I first opened and tried out the reel to insure it was working, e. g. - drag knob adjustment working, bail flip, reeling with empty spool, etc. I do not recall hearing the sound when spooling line onto the reel either, but my line spooling set up is kind of noisy. To try and isolate it, I removed my leader, took the reel off the rod and cranked it. I got no such noise which would indicate to me the line roller as the source. I have a larger model Slammer IV (not DX) and did not experience this on that reel. I have had situations with other reels where I needed to dissemble, clean and lube the line roller due to noise, but only after significant use. So my question before I go back to the seller is if anyone knows if the line roller (Hydrophobic Line Roller Bearing) is supposed to be that noisy or is it an indication of a problem or defect. Bit of a long explanation but thanks for reading and for any feedback you have. I will also post this in the Penn forum for their input "
  2. Received my brand new Slammer IV 3500 DX last week. Spooled it up with 20# X9 braid. Took it out for a trial run today just to check it out and noticed a somewhat pronounced 'whirring' sound upon line retrieve. Left after about 15 casts. I did not hear the sound when I first opened and tried out the reel to insure it was working, e. g. - drag knob adjustment working, bail flip, reeling with empty spool, etc. I do not recall hearing the sound when spooling line onto the reel either, but my line spooling set up is kind of noisy. To try and isolate it, I removed my leader, took the reel off the rod and cranked it. I got no such noise which would indicate to me the line roller as the source. I have a larger model Slammer IV (not DX) and did not experience this on that reel. I have had situations with other reels where I needed to dissemble, clean and lube the line roller due to noise, but only after significant use. So my question before I go back to the seller is if anyone knows if the line roller (Hydrophobic Line Roller Bearing) is supposed to be that noisy or is it an indication of a problem or defect. Bit of a long explanation but thanks for reading and for any feedback you have. I will also post this in the Penn forum for their input
  3. I just got a Slammer IV 3500 DX for my 8-1/2 ft Saltx rod. Haven't tried it yet but it is spooled and mounted. Feels well balanced and should be robust and versatile enough for my needs.
  4. Even with a secret decoder ring, it is a challenge to compare between manufacturers. You are probably better off looking at reel characteristics like line capacity, drag, reel weight, balance with your rod, etc. rather than reel size designation. And, as others here have suggested, going to your local tackle shop to handle some different reels within the price and performance range you are considering is very effective.
  5. Bucktails, but I like bucktails for most anything. My favorites are Tinman's. Should add the i like some kind of trailer or teaser - paddle tail, Berkley grub or split tail pork rind or Fat Cow.
  6. I'm in. And thank you.
  7. Came across this in November 2022 out on a sand beach south of Old Montauk highway. Weather was beautiful the day I saw it, but I cannot imagine the weather that tore this from its mooring and deposited it on the beach.
  8. Wow. I never knew I was a member of a "small, elite, well off, segment of the recreational fishing community." Is there a membership card I should have? Gonna have to check my bank balances again to verify the "well off" aspect. Maybe I hit Power Ball or something.
  9. Generous of you to do this. I'm in.
  10. Depending on the type of fishing you do, how you define small and what your definition of 'budget' is, I use a single row, 5 compartment bag from The Surfcaster in CT. Can be carried on shoulder or belt. I think there is also a similar 'belt only' version. Have had it for years and it has held up. Not completely sure if it is available, but it is less expensive than the bags being recommended here and the quality is good. Thought I'd offer it up as an alternative recommendation.
  11. Long Island North Shore Sunset
  12. I wish everyone everything they need or want in 2024. And of course great angling too.
  13. Does Penn still service these? Not interested in doing it myself and reel has never been serviced so it is a bit clunky.
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