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  1. 11 foot carbon canal surf rated 3-8. This is one BEAST of a rod. I've been able to throw 5-7 oz plugs with ease as well as 6nbait no issue. Rod has a few scuffs but the blank isnt compromised at all. Located in Hull MA. Asking $150 local pickup/meet up south shore area. Thanks!
  2. 2 x used afterhours senior pencils. Perfect for that am topwater at the canal. $55 shipped for both. Payment via PP. Thank you!
  3. 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.
  4. JoeBaggs Bucktails 6 pink mackerel 2 4oz 2 3oz 2 3/4oz 1 green mackerel 4oz $35 shipped OBO
  5. My canal stuff for SS little neck poppers 1 1/2 oz new or used.
  6. All plugs sold in pairs as shown. Shipping is $5 no matter how many purchased. $25 per pair (Hudson Valley NY for pick up)
  7. Hello Folks, I recently purchased a "Black Hole Striped Bass Special Rod (10', 1-6 oz) for use in the Cape Cod Canal---as a do everything 1 rod. I've used the rod 2x so far and can say this has been a great all around rod for both throwing plugs and jigs---threw SPs (1.5 oz) and Jigs up to 4.3oz no problems at all. Now looking for a new reel to match up with this rod (currently using a Diawa BG 4500 black/gold). I've been a looong time Shimano guy, so looking closely at the Shimano Saragossa 8000, but to tell you the truth the Diawa BG has been a shocker as to performance, quality, and price. So now I'm torn between Diawa and Shimano---these are the two reels: 1.2021 Diawa BG MQ 8000, $250 (22 oz, 340 yards 40 braid, speed is about 43 inches per crank); or 2. 2021 Shimano Saragosa SW 8000 $279 and very close specifications to the Diawa. This Rod/Reel set up will be used 100% at the Cape Cod Canal tossing all the usual canal jigs like Al Gag paddle tails, Savage Sandeels,....etc., ranging 2--5oz mostly and plugs like Stick Shads, Pencil Poppers, Magic Swimmers....etc ranging 2--5oz mostly (same weight as jigs). The question: which is this the "best" reel for the job requirements?? I am very concerned about the Shimano Saragossa "WOBBLE" that I've read about--although I do not understand it--nor can even believe a company like Shimano would ever make anything that wobbles....I've heard/read lots of complaints though so maybe its true?? Thanks in advance for any advice, opinions...etc. Just trying to get it right the first time. -Rob
  8. Hello Folks, Been thinking of upgrading my current canal set up to something nicer/stronger, mean lean--all that stuff. After lots of research I've narrowed down my search to: ODM Jigster 10'-6" 4-10 oz (original rod, not the extreme) and not sure about a reel but maybe a Shimano Saragossa 8000? I really wanted a single rod that can do both jigs and plugs well and most importantly--"not too heavy". I usually jig to start out until I see breaking fish or something going on that makes me switch over to plugs. The jigs I use are all the usual canal jigs like Al Gag paddle tails, Savage Sandeels,....etc., ranging 2--5oz mostly and plugs like Stick Shads, Pencil Poppers, Magic Swimmers....etc ranging 2--5oz mostly (same weight as jigs). The question: is this the "best" all around jig/plug do-all-rod (10-6 or 11??) ? I decided on the 10'-6" as a happy medium between a 10' jig rod and an 11' plug rod....also to "reduce weight" and make it easier to balance with a lighter reel. Other question--would the Saragossa 8000 balance out nicely with this rod. I would like the balance to be slighly "TIP UP" as this is less tiring on my arms. Thanks in advance for any advice, opinions...etc. Just trying to get it right the first time. -Rob PS. I may use a new Diawa BG 4500 on this rod that I already own until I can make a final decision on the reel (black/gold model).
  9. Selling large lots of lure, mainly canal specific. Flat rate shipping on all orders is $8, orders can be combined. Will ship within 3 biz days of payment. Pease let me know if I missed out on any rules! Linesider 69 6.5" Darters- believe these are the "fat" ones. Carried, never fished. May have a few nicks, etc. $75 for pair. Bullet Head Style Eel Skin Jigs. 3 with short hook 4 oz, 3 with long wire 4.5 oz. All 6 for $30 Fat head Style Eel Skin Jigs. (1) 3.5oz, (3) 4oz, (3) 5oz . All 7 for $35 Super Strike Little Neck Poppers, carried, may have been fished once, look new. 2 3/8 oz $25 for both (SOLD) Super Strike Zig Zag Darters. All 3 new, two custom painted, one blurple. Hooks as shown. $40 (SOLD) Super Strike Little Neck Swimmers, both new but were custom painted. $30 Sebile Magic Swimmer 228's, Gold new, blue fished. Sebile Stick Shadd 7" (believe it's floating) SOLD. These are originals, if it makes a difference. All 3 $35 2 Magic Swimmers $20
  10. Someone recommended this blank to me a while back and might have one built for the canal this year. For you guys who own it, would you say it's an overall stick or strictly for jigging/too stiff for plugs? Any input would be great thanks!
  11. I'm putting together a combo to throw some heavier plugs (TFO 10'6 2-6) and trying to get a reel to match. The 8000k gosa feels like a brick on such a light rod while the 6000 seems to balance very nicely. Any reason why I can't get away 6000k? 22 lbs of drags and 250 yds 40 lb line of seems to sufficient but I could be completely wrong.
  12. Moved to Cape Cod a few months ago. Learning to fish the canal is unbelievably hard for a newbie. I have gone twenty times or so. I have fun but leave down a plug and no bites. Any tips or tricks would be helpful.
  13. All I good shape and very productive. Just want them out to good use only asking $45 shipped pp or Venmo
  14. Yes, I have read almost every thread on this topic. Yes, I know that there is no all in 1 set up. Yes, I am still making this thread. My goal is to get close for an "AI1" set up that could do plugs swimmers and jigs on the cape cod canal while also holding down surfcasting around the cape, not going to do anything insane though. I am looking to pair a reel with my St Croix legend surf 10'6" MH 1-6 oz The year is 2020, and Japan has 2 hot new reels SALTIGA and STELLA. Do I need to spend 1000 on one? I can but does it mean I should? Saragosa? I want to hear your thoughts stripersonline! Suggestions for reel and size would greatly be appreciated. See you on the canal!
  15. And now we arrive at the best part of the Summer months, with the heat UP and lots of fishing activity at the Canal, as you drive along the Cape side, the stench of rotting dead fish carcasses tossed into the bordering woods is overwhelming...... Just what locals like to smell......not. ....Just a matter of time......
  16. Hey guys, first time poster here, long time fisherman. Born and raised on Cape Cod, I’ve been fishing for over 20 years, 10 of which I’d consider “serious”, and figured I’d try to make my first post here somewhat interesting and informative. * This past spring I had contacted Lou Caruso about a potential build for an all-around Cape Cod Canal rod. Something similar to a Slingshot 1328 (which I had already owned). Lou being Lou is much more in tune with new companies and the quality of the blanks being released. I told him what I’d be looking for out of a rod, what I threw for plugs/jigs/Swimmers etc, and Lou turned me onto ODM, specifically the 11’ 4-10oz Jigster. He spoke of the incredibly wide range this blank can throw, its ability to lean on fish in the tide, and he thought it would be a perfect fit for what I was looking for. I didn’t want be that guy with 17 rods in his bike, and really wanted to narrow it down to just 2-3 max (one being a lighter schoolie/albie setup). Rated for up to 33 pounds of drag and 4-10oz lures I was expecting this blank to be a heavy telephone pole, and frankly had my doubts. I contacted CMS and had the opportunity to throw their 10’ model with a variety of my stuff, and immediately put a build into place. So after being paired with a Saltiga 6500h, over the next 2 months of fishing I would throw everything from SP minnows (the 1 7/8oz salt pro) to 7.5 oz. Bill Hurley’s (paddle tail included), and even an 8 oz trolling stick shad, jigging, plugging, and taking fish up to 44 pounds in moontides, I can say without question this blank is incredible. I own Century rods, Lamiglas, Cousins/Ron Arra, St. Croix, and TFO and you can see me fishing them in any of my videos. This was the first time I felt compelled to make a video about a product just to show people what it could do. It’s not a technical video, just casting a multitude of plugs and jigs before showing the Jigster take down a #35 on a 3 oz pencil. Don’t let the name fool you, this is not a jigging only rod. A big thanks to CMS for doing such quality work, the seamless transitions and wrapping done is beautiful. So take the video for what it’s worth. This is directed mainly at my fellow canal rats as another potential option to consider. I look forward to becoming a contributing member of this forum!
  17. The sebile SLD mac is new small magic swimmer new too total 3 Stick Shads 2 magic swimmers used Mac yellow guppy sebile SLD mac sp Bullet bomber All 9 plugs for 58$ Shipped
  18. Hey guys, so I recently got into rod building this past winter. I built a ODM jigster 11’ 4-10 oz and I have been using it so far this season at the canal. I love the rod. very versatile rod but i love it especially for jigging. looking to build another rod that can do both jigging and top water. anyone have recommendations? i was looking at the Surfmachine elite 11’ 2-8 oz or a black hole just for jigging. I have attached some pictures of my jigster below.
  19. Fish around Boston and Lower Cape often. I am planning on going to the canal. Instead of going during the sunrise and low tide rush, I am planning on going at high tide in the evening. Never fished the canal before but hoping for some advice. Is the East End better at high tide? Planning on casting top-water plugs.
  20. Adult heavy duty trike, in excellent condition. perfect canal bike 200.00 firm was 419.00 new
  21. I recently bought a Shimano Saragosa 8000 and am looking for a surf rod in the $130-$230 to pair it with. I would prefer it to be on the lighter side (so I can cast for hours) but still strong enough to handle canal slobs. What do people recommend?
  22. I'm selling my canal bike. It's a pre-1990 Specialized Hardrock. I converted it to single speed. Asking $200 picked up. Cash or check with state ID preferred. Located in Providence RI. -Frame size: Large (usually good for people from 5'10" to 6"2. I'm 6'1" and that's the seat height I ride in the pic) -Condition: Used, but in perfect working condition. -Gear ratio: Low enough to ride on compact sand, but high enough to ride efficiently on road. -Bag (plugs not included): I made it with a home sewing machine; The stitching looks awful, but it is durable (2 layer sail cloth). -Also Included: Rack, rod holder, water bottle cage, and kickstand.
  23. WTS my backup new Custom Century Stealth S-2 1326 11’ - 2-5oz Rod built by Chris Abut. It was wrapped with Fuji’s best Torzite guides. The rod is super light and can handle big fish in big current. It’s a parabolic rod that takes less energy to cast compared to the Slingshot series. $485 Stella 3000 Reel 9.5 out of 10. It includes everything that originally came with. $375 I would consider trade for other quality fishing products.
  24. So I am looking into replacing my surf king with an insane surf because the tip broke and is less effective now. I am interested in the 11’ moderate action 2-6 oz spinning rod they offer for the insane but was wondering if anyone’s used it at the canal? My only issue is it being enough power to bring in some big boys, as the surf king took some effort to bring them in (fun as hell through) any comments or reviews help! P.S 11’ is a foot more than my 10’ (9’6” now) surf king, also wondering on the size being too much for me, I am 5’8/5’9 thinking it could be a little too tall for me but i’m looking forward to what you guys say, tight lines!
  25. - Big Fish 3oz Pencil Regular Herring ($25 Shipped) - Big Fish 3oz Pencil Canal Style Blind Scaled Herring ($25 Shipped) SOLD PP Only
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