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  1. Had the whole shore from the canal to plymouth to myself today. Arrived at the railroad bridge around 3am, had my choice of prime front row parking. Couldnt believe my luck. Weather: cold but not too cold. full moon above a ceiling of fog . Slight SW wind (blowing northeast). Didnt want to cast in the wind so I left and drove up the coast to Sagamore beach. Small parking lot for under 10 cars, overlooked by several private beach homes. Various signs telling me Im not welcome there so I continued up the coast. Next stop Ellis Harbor, south of Salt Pond estuary. Navigated dark and windy narrow dirt roads and eventually found another dirt lot, boat ramp only sign. No Parking, closed at night. I got out to explore before leaving, walked a short sand path through dunes and pine tree scrub until it opened up to a vast open beach. But there was no water in sight just hundreds of feet of a chaotic pattern of seaweed hills, rocks, and damp sand. Could hear waves crashing in the distance but it seemed so far away I wondered if a tsunami was approaching. Continued north, other side of Ellis harbor had a road, Davis I think, 'authorized vehicles only'. Kept driving past. I finally parked and fished at Priscilla Beach, just north of White Horse Rocks. Took Priscilla Beach Road which looks like a driveway but leads to a dead end parking lot for residents/tourists of an adjacent row of beach condos. This looked like my best option. A sign argued there was No Beach Access but there was indeed beach access. Sunrise came and went. Still foggy, everything was muffled in a light mist. Tide was just after low and dozens and dozens of rock structures dotted the shoreline for about 300 yards along the beach toward White Horse Beach, and extending about the same distance from shore. Several groups of birds populated the area, mostly casually floating along laterally, sometimes diving. Every once in a while a small formation would fly by. Birds seemed calm, in no hurry and moving with no urgency. Only sounds were gentle waves, too small to surf, and the occasional engine turning on up on the street. No bites but got good practice with my bailless reel. The line kept catching the roller during the cast and snapping the lure feet in front of me. And lots of fumbling trying to figure out the best way to engage line on roller after cast. Stopped back at the canal on my way home and a woman on a bicycle excitedly awarded me her First Fisherman of the Year honor.
  2. Y go bailless?? I've been into the surf fiishing for a year or 2 .. not like that matters pros n cons please n thank u .. I've heard some I just wanna hear from yall .. tight lines
  3. I have 5 new Penn Torque 2 7500 bailless. Comes with papers and box. $550 shipped each.
  4. WTS Tsunami Shield 5000. Manual bail pickup installed (see pics). Has 30# Cortland braid. Clean, no mechanical issues. Would be a fun reel to learn how to fish without a bail. Good starter reel or something to throw on a back-up rod. Shield 5000 built on same platform as Shield 6000 but lighter (smaller spool), still holds a lot of braid. "Sealed reel" don't fish it like a Van Staal, but will take a beating on the beaches of the Jersey shore and will wash up at the end of the day with fresh water. Sits well on most 9 or 10 foot rods (can be used on a 7-8' MH-Hvy inshore rod as well). Carbon drag (sealed). Asking $80 obo. Paypal. Willing to meet in Northern NJ, will discuss shipping if no other bids.
  5. FS Van Staal VSX 250 Bail less in Silver Has PowerPro SS V2 50# @ 400 yard Bought brand new at Saltwater Edge on 9/15/2020 Used only once, did not like the bail less lol 800 Shipped or 780 local pick up in MA 01605
  6. Brand new Penn Torque 2 7500 bail less reel for sale. $650 shipped!
  7. I have a penn spinfisher V 6500 bailless and a St croix Triumph 10 ft rod for sale both are in like new condition, the reel is spooled with #40 super slick. $225 for both. Local pickup on Long Island preferred
  8. Hi Everyone, I've been thinking of getting a Van Staal VR 150 and trying it with the bail-less conversion kit. I have always used bailed reels, but thinking it would be fun to try a bail-less reel. I handled this exact reel at a local shop and while I have no experience with a bail-less reel, my common sense tells me there may be a design flaw with this reel. Specifically, my understanding is that to cast this type of reel, you want the line spool extended outward and the crank handle stopped and extending toward you. In this arrangement, you can power cast hard without the handle rotating forward through centrifugal force and transposing rotation to the line spool (line pick-up could snag line pouring off of the spool--bad!). Also with the spool extending outward, it's easier to "catch the line" with your index finger and pull it back onto the pick up roller. The problem on the VR 150 is that when the spool is extended outward the handle position is "not pointing at the caster" but rather is almost straight upward and can easily move forward on a hard cast and rotate the spool. Is this a problem? There's no way that I'm smarter than Van Staal, so what am I missing here...maybe I'm over thinking or just don't have enough experience with bail-less reels. It would be great if anyone with first hand experience with the Van Staal VR 150 can chime in here---does this specific reel work fine as a bail-less reel or not??? Thinking hard about buying one and it would be nice to know if it's really meant a regular bailed reel. Thanks to all in advance that reply. Rob
  9. Everything in the picture included. It started life as a double roller but single roller suited me better so I had one removed at Grumpy's. The line is 55 lb Daiwa Samurai. It's pretty lightly used; the only ding is on the bottom, shown in the final picture, and it's just surface rash. $775 OBO pickup in Hudson County area, but I don't mind shipping it if you pick up the shipping and insurance.
  10. -Penn spinfisher V 6500 bailless model. -Used 3 seasons on the NJ surf. -Great reel in perfect working condition. -Serviced earlier this year. -EVA power knob added last year line capacity in one of the pictures some scratches on it from transport and general use. retail = $160 asking price = $100 plus shipping shipping = USPS flat rate box (smallest size possible, approx $13) total = $110 (-$3, just to make it even) or pickup Bergen county, NJ (meadowlands area) cash or paypal preferred comes with approx 200yds 40lb power pro super slick
  11. Barely used. Cosmetically and mechanically near-mint. Spooled with #50 powerpro 2 weeks ago. Asking $475, shipping included. Paypal preferred.
  12. Want to sell this American made VS275 with a rare ceramic coated line roller. Ceramic coating is to prevent line grooves. Reel has some rock/boat rash but is mechanically flawless 575$ shipped and insured 550$ picked up in RI/ Southern Mass Paypal only