LiuPostLax43

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  1. @rreelman @surfrat59 I could've updated the reel seat and the grips, but I wanted to keep the original look at much as possible, everything was in such good shape I left it as is. As for the under wrap, my rod builder managed to dig up a leftover spool of the original Trimar black and gold thread to wrap it. Him and I kind of described it as a resto-mod in a sense. Keep it as original as possible but bring parts up to modern day tech.
  2. @Midnightpass not an original VS or VSX but definitely an upgrade from the Garcia Mitchell 396 that was originally on the rod when it was built. @D1fishr its definitely a lot of rod, but I also haven't fished anything modern of that length. At a young 28, I figured it will get me a bunch of years of fishing and mean more than anything I could have bought off the shelf! Even if it does give me a good workout throwing it around all night.
  3. Hey all, Just an update on my 1165 Finally got my rod back from my rod builder and it came out awesome. I get the opportunity to spend two days in Montauk the end of this week, so it's madden trip will be on the full moon, just as the fall run is getting going at one of the best striped bass destinations. I've attached a few photos even though they're not the greatest. It has a new VS250X2, 30lb white braid.
  4. They just re-released the 300 size. This is kind of a dilemma I'm running into. The VSX series are hard to find new because they released the VSX2 series, which probably won't actually be available until October. I should have the rod within the next few weeks. My original thought was to borrow a buddies reel, order a VS250X2 (or maybe a 300X2 now) and wait for the reel. Or see what other options are out there. I don't have much experience with say a Visser or a ZeeBaas, or other sealed reels.
  5. Thank you! Something glitched and this posted 4 times. Is there a way to remove the multiples?
  6. Hey SOL, I'm having my grandfather's old Lamiglas 1165 redone to fish this fall and I'm trying to choose a reel. I'll probably end up putting 30lb or 40lb braid on it. I was thinking about the VS250X2 but that would mean waiting until October (hopefully). I have a spare reel i can put on in the meantime but curious at other options there are. What other fully sealed reels are out there that you all use? Visser? Shimano? Price really isn't too much of a point but don't want to go over $1000. Not super important but its a plus if it comes in all black to match the look of the Garcia Mitchell 396 that was originally on the rod. Thanks in advance, Trevor
  7. Hey SOL, I'm having my grandfather's old Lamiglas 1165 redone to fish this fall and I'm trying to choose a reel. I'll probably end up putting 30lb or 40lb braid on it. I was thinking about the VS250X2 but that would mean waiting until October (hopefully). I have a spare reel i can put on in the meantime but curious at other options there are. What other fully sealed reels are out there that you all use? Visser? Shimano? Price really isn't too much of a point but don't want to go over $1000. Not super important but its a plus if it comes in all black to match the look of the Garcia Mitchell 396 that was originally on the rod. Thanks in advance, Trevor
  8. Hey SOL, I'm having my grandfather's old Lamiglas 1165 redone to fish this fall and I'm trying to choose a reel. I'll probably end up putting 30lb or 40lb braid on it. I was thinking about the VS250X2 but that would mean waiting until October (hopefully). I have a spare reel i can put on in the meantime but curious at other options there are. What other fully sealed reels are out there that you all use? Visser? Shimano? Price really isn't too much of a point but don't want to go over $1000. Not super important but its a plus if it comes in all black to match the look of the Garcia Mitchell 396 that was originally on the rod. Thanks in advance, Trevor
  9. I'd be lying if I said this hasn't made me any more excited to get this rod back. I feel like I got tossed the keys to the classic car thats been in the family since new. It may not have all the fancy new features and technology as a new car, but its just as cool and reliable and it's got a history behind it. I'm going to pick it up, slap a reel on it and go right to the beach.
  10. I would love to get my hands on two. I want to build two more matching ones for my brother and my dad. There was an identical rod to the one pictured but it got lost along the way and it would be cool for all three of us to fish them together.
  11. You guys are all a wealth of knowledge and I appreciate it. It's awesome to see how much these rods still get used. I'm trying to build two more, one other for braid and one to out the original Garcia Mitchell 396 on with pink 20lb mono. It's great to see they're still fished.
  12. Had a Stradic C5000 on my 8ft St Croix Triumph surf and loved it. Caught a ton of back bay, inshore, inlet fish this spring. It was a great combo.
  13. I fished a Stradic C5000 all spring and into the summer on an 8' St Croix Triumph 1/2-2 rod and it threw everything from 3/4 bucktails to 2-3/8 Super Strike poppers. I loved the reel. Only swapped it out for a VR150 because it was getting dunked while wading if the water was rough. I now have it on a 7' Shimano Travela 1-4oz and I'm just as happy using it on the boat. If you're not used to the fast line retrieve it takes some time getting used to. But other than that very light and very smooth. Only small thing was the roller bearing began making a very slight dragging noise early on. But other than that, great reel for the money.
  14. Thats good to hear. My bigger plugs are right about that weight. So I'll lose a little with bucktails and such but plug wise I'm right there.
  15. I will let you know. It's currently with a rod builder getting new style guides to accommodate braid, getting rewrapped and refinished.