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About Moffsho

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  1. Thanks for the response! So I actually used the reel last night (the shop who serviced the reel said whatever it was wouldn’t cause any further damage). There was a definite tik when I started… hooked a decent bass and after that the tik was gone. Assuming there was some debris or something in the gear that got dislodged when the fish took drag. either way, I’ll take it back in after the season just to make sure it’s all good.
  2. I just got my VSX200 back from service and used it for 2-3 trips with no problem. Last night towards the end of my trip on a slow retrieve there was a noticeable tik (I don’t notice it when reeling fast). It definitely was not doing this at the beginning of the night. i took the handle and spool off and there was a little grit and stuff around the shaft (i noticed there was some chipping in the spool cup, which I dont previously remember being there—photos attached). I cleaned and re-lubed and having the same issue. I took the handle off and rotated the nail manually and it’s the same tik. any idea what might be causing this? Not sure if ithe chipping is to blame here—that was kind of where the grit had collected.The reel is a little over a year old….never had any issues with any of my other VS (but also don’t fish any of them as hard as this one). no issues with the drag that I noticed, but kind of annoying to fish with. Given the time of year, sending it back in isn’t optimal. Hoping maybe someone has a quick fix, or can at least provide some insight as to whether I am at risk of further damaging the reel. thanks!
  3. I have a 10’ foot heavy (1-5 oz) and 10’6 MH (3/4-4 oz) Jigging World Shadow Surf. I have found them to be very capable rods….not quite the 3-6 oz range you are looking for, but a high quality product for the price. I believe they are in the $200-220 range if I remember correctly. 70/30 split.
  4. There are a lot of factors here—current and water temps should both be factored in as well as what type of plug you are using. I think the amount of bait and amount of competition for the bait also play a roll. there are times where the current will impart all the action you would need and you can basically let plug/bucktail swing in the current. I usually make it a point to play around with different retrieves and incorporate different twitches or pauses. I can’t tell you the number of times when a slow retrieve produces nothing all night and then when I’m burning a plug in to cast again I get hit out of nowhere.
  5. Long time lurker, first time poster so I’m not going to enter here, but incredible offer! I bought a jetty swimmer from Bill shortly before he passed. Def have an elevated heart rate every time I cast, but I’m a fisherman, not a collector (not that there is anything wrong with that), so still let ‘er rip. He made a hell of a plug! good luck to all!