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  1. Century C3 LD, C Curve Low Diameter, mark1. 13 feet , almost 14' with reducer. One of the best rods Ive ever used. Ive caught most of my fish over the last years with it. Bass, sea robins, gator blues, skates, 100lb rays, black trash bag, seaweed balls. dont it all. I used to have 3, Im not fishing as much now so it needs a better home. the rod looks exactly like the one in the following pic. fuji shock guides. mk2 uses fuji K frame, which i find no difference if you use a casting reel. rod still in good-great condition, shrink tube has usage marks. everything above it looks great. below are specs i copied from the manufacturer's site (old stock pic when it was still listed on Century's website) this rod is super slim for the amount of power it hides underneath. straight parallel butt in at 24mm, sliding reel seat. put reel wherever youre comfy. this rod can hammer the hell out of 4-10oz + bait. 200+ yards is possible. YMMV. its a slower parabolic loading rod, compared to centurys many other J shaped fast action rods which dont really suit our fishing style in the US coasts. OTG, hatteras cast, unitechs, mid swing, high swing pendulum, flat arc pendulums, thumps. this rod can handle it all with an easily and its very forgiving of user error. just SLOW down your turning speed and let the rod load up before hitting it. please youtube 'century c3 ld' youll find alot of videos old and new. locally, the mark2 version (last version) sells about 750? and ive notived mk2 isnt as strong IMO as mk1. ill do $430 shipped in a tube or $400 local NYC. reel is not included, for picture purposes only to show rod bent at full load. fighting a fish (my truck tow hitch.. ;D)
  2. Been fishing forever with a spinning reel decided I'd give baitcasting reels a try since it seems everyone loves them and it's been one rats nest after another. I've watched a ton of videos on set-up etc...... but still a mess. When putting the line on how much tension are you using when putting the line on. I'm thinking maybe the line is just on the reel to loosely. Thanks, and tight lines
  3. After years of surf fishing using worm and other cut bait I caught my first fish with a plastic lure. Berkley S minnow. It was on a high low rig with the weight on the end. I wanted to be able to cast out a little further and wanted to know which is best using a jig or a drop Loop rig with weight on the end. if I use a jig head how heavy can I go and which minnow would match up with it? Is a 2 or 3 oz jig head too heavy for this type of application? I'm mainly fish for blues, Striped Bass and Porgy from Rocky and sand beaches mostly on Long Island.
  4. So I recently noticed that if you leave a decent about of line [2-3ft] between the tip of your rod and lure, the lure feels a lot lighter... the casting doesn't feel as stressful on the rod, and it seems to take less effort to get it to the same distance. Do you find this to be the case in terms of rod stress? If so, could that possibly mean that a rod could throw slightly heavier lures out of its rod rating without imparting as much stress?
  5. I've been fishing for years with my goto Uni & double uni knots. I ran across a YouTube video of an older guy tying braid to mono with a knot that had a loop that goes through the eyes first with tags that pointed down causing minimum friction going through the eyes when casting. Anyone familiar? Can't find video and wanted to try it.
  6. Hi, I hope everyone is healthy and having a productive fishing season. I'm wondering what everyone likes in terms casting finger protection. I've been using Mechanix gloves for the last few years but they tend to wear out. I also sometimes use duct tape, but I don't like the tactile feeling on my fingertip with the line. I've seen some people using what looks like an ACE bandage finger condom kind of deal, what are those? I've also seen people using golf/batting gloves. Protecting the casting finger is key to throwing long but I'm tired of blowing money on work gloves. Any help would be appreciated, Thanks.
  7. Cleaning out my closet. These reels don't get used anymore. They work excellent, some minor boat rash. Line included. Will ship to you. I accept paypal. Abu Revo STX first Gen, left hand retrieve, 30 lb PP: $50 shipped Abu ambassadeur 5500c, right hand retrieve, 15 lb Berkley big game: $40 shipped
  8. Looking to sell an Emblem Pro 5500 w/ a spare spool. Reel is spooled with 50lb braid if I remember correctly. Comes with box and paperwork. Selling because I just don't need it anymore. Cosmetically it is used but works great. $85 tyd / $75 pick up near Cape Cod. Cash or Paypal.
  9. Hey all how's it going? I'm at a bit of a crossroads here and need some help. I'm trying to figure out which rod I should buy. I've heard some decent things about both brands but I figured I'd turn to my Fishing community for some legitimate answers. I'm fairly new to Fishing. I found these two on Ebay for sale and im about to buy just not sure which one is best. Any thoughts? Thanks FG Scott TIDAL Fly Rod • 9 Weight, 9 Ft, 4 pc KastKing Royale Legend Casting & Spinning Fishing Rod 1 & 2 pc Bass Fishing Pole * Any and all suggestions are welcomed thanks guys.
  10. Sportcast USA, Casting Tournament Northeast Regional, Dates: May 19 & 20, 2018, 2018 Location: Kenilworth Athletic Field (DC) 4001 Deane Ave NE, Washington, DC 20019 The entrance to Kenilworth Athletic Fields (active recreation area) is located at the westernmost end of Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, N.E. It is approximately 0.5 mile south of the Aquatic Gardens entrance. There are no facilities at the site. Coming by auto: Take Route 295 southbound if you are coming from north of Route 50 or Route 50, to the Eastern Avenue Exit. Go straight up the ramp to the second street on the right, Douglas Street. Make a right onto Douglas Street. At the end of Douglas Street, make another right onto Anacostia Avenue to get toKenilworth Aquatic Gardens. Go left to get to Kenilworth Recreation Park. If you are coming from south of Route 50, take Route 295 north to the Burroughs Street Exit. At the bottom of the ramp go left. Go straight to Kenilworth Recreation Park. 38°54'31.64"N 76°57'0.83"W Additional Info (non commercial): https://www.sportcast-usa.org Visitors are welcome. Due to insurance requirements, membership in Sportcast USA is required to participate in the event.
  11. I have the TFO 3-8 and the saragosa 10k using 40ppp. I'm only cast like I'll say less than 50 yards. I'm using 3oz super stirke and 5oz Ms. And the yardage I'm getting just don't make sense iv casted way way further using a baitrunner a few yrs ago
  12. I keep losing the dumbbell eyes on my clouser minnows. It is driving me nuts. Not sure if it’s a casting problem or if I’m tying wrong or if I’m using a bad batch of dumbbells but I swear nothing is more frustrating than pulling in a weightless clouser after less than 10 minutes of casting, and then to have it happen again ten minutes later. I am relatively new to shore fishing big rods on the ocean, mostly a 2wt for Brookies kinda angler, and lots of my flies have lasted me 15 years so far... but maybe this is just an aspect of the surf game? Anyone else experience this? How often do you blow through flies?
  13. Up For Sale Brand new in box Avet SX 5.3 Lever drag casting reel I received this as a gift but I already have a similar sized reel. Asking $185 shipped via USPS priority mail or $175 pick up Since I am pretty new to the forum, I prefer to meet up around Baltimore, DC metro or NOVA area. Thanks.
  14. I have a like new condition st croix mojo musky casting rod. It’s been used less than a dozen times over the year and a half I’ve owned it. I’m selling it because it’s too heavy of a rod for my fishing style anymore. Specs are 40-80 lb test, heavy power, 3-8 ounces, 8 feet. Retail is $170 I’ll sell it for $120. Local pickup only. I’m just outside of Philly.
  15. Anyone have any experience with using 16 strand hollow core for casting
  16. US National Casting Tournament, October 27 & 28, 2018 Kenilworth Athletic Field, Washington DC 4001 Deane Ave NE, Washington, DC 20019 The entrance to Kenilworth Athletic Fields (active recreation area) is located at the westernmost end of Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, N.E. It is approximately 0.5 mile south of the Aquatic Gardens entrance. There are no facilities at the site. Coming by auto: Take Route 295 southbound if you are coming from north of Route 50 or Route 50, to the Eastern Avenue Exit. Go straight up the ramp to the second street on the right, Douglas Street. Make a right onto Douglas Street. At the end of Douglas Street, make another right onto Anacostia Avenue to get toKenilworth Aquatic Gardens. Go left to get to Kenilworth Recreation Park. If you are coming from south of Route 50, take Route 295 north to the Burroughs Street Exit. At the bottom of the ramp go left. Go straight to Kenilworth Recreation Park. 38 Degrees 54' 31.64" N 76 Degrees 57' 0.83" W Additional Info (non commercial): https://www.sportcast-usa.org Visitors are welcome. Due to insurance requirements, membership in Sportcast USA is required to participate in the event. Start time is 9:00 AM on Saturday. Start time Sunday to be determined by casters on Saturday
  17. Sportcast USA, Casting Tournament Northeast Regional, Dates: Sept 8 & 9, 2018 Location: Kenilworth Athletic Field (DC) 4001 Deane Ave NE, Washington, DC 20019 The entrance to Kenilworth Athletic Fields (active recreation area) is located at the westernmost end of Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, N.E. It is approximately 0.5 mile south of the Aquatic Gardens entrance. There are no facilities at the site. Coming by auto: Take Route 295 southbound if you are coming from north of Route 50 or Route 50, to the Eastern Avenue Exit. Go straight up the ramp to the second street on the right, Douglas Street. Make a right onto Douglas Street. At the end of Douglas Street, make another right onto Anacostia Avenue to get toKenilworth Aquatic Gardens. Go left to get to Kenilworth Recreation Park. If you are coming from south of Route 50, take Route 295 north to the Burroughs Street Exit. At the bottom of the ramp go left. Go straight to Kenilworth Recreation Park. GPS Field Location 38°54'31.64"N 76°57'0.83"W Additional Info (non commercial): https://www.sportcast-usa.org Visitors are welcome. Due to insurance requirements, membership in Sportcast USA is required to participate in the event. Start time is 9:00 AM on Saturday. Start time Sunday to be determined by casters on Saturday
  18. Hello! I hope you can help me. I don’t have an overweight two handed fly rod :-) What I do have is a TFO Pandion 13’9”, 9wt, and - I feel - too many grains. Question: any way to lighten its weight without buying a whole new set of fly lines? (My current setup is: 30 lb floating running line, 600 grain RIO Skagit iFlight shooting head, and the RIO iMOW tip (currently 150 grains). You see, not understanding anything, I went to the fly shop and showed them the rod. The rod states it is meant to cast 700 to 750 grains. However I found it hard to cast so I went on the TFO website and found the following recommendations for my rod model: Two-handed overhead casting: 525-600 grains 20-28 foot heads RIO Skagit Max Short RIO Skagit iFlight RIO Skagit iShort SA Skagit Extreme So for TFO to say it’s a 700-750 grain rod is quite off the mark. But I don’t want to rant. I want to fix this... Basically my problem is that I am asking the rod to cast 750 grains, though 600 grains is the recommended upper limit for overhead casting. My question is: IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO TO *NOT* ADD ANY MORE WEIGHT TO THE 600 GRAIN SHOOTING HEAD? (I’d rather not “perform surgery” on it if possible.) *My understanding is that it is OK to cast the floating shooting head without a tip (what kind of a leader would I need, or do I just add 3 feet of 12lb mono?) *Any way to make it intermediate or sink tip, again adding no weight or only a nominal amount? Can you help me? I’ve recently become unemployed and would rather not spend another $90 in tip and shooting head. THANK YOU!! John
  19. Relatively new to the surf and am looking for a heavy-action conventional rod for chunking in the surf. Preferably 10-foot plus and 10oz rated, but open to investigate. Looking for a used rod, but certainly prefer high-quality. Located in Mass. but can pay for shipping. Excited to give this a try.
  20. Sportcast USA Long Distance Casting Tournament Event US Southeast Regional Event - April 28 & 29 Riverview Farm Park Riverview Pkwy, Newport News, VA 23602 Intersection of Menchville Road and Youngs Road Due to the vague location description, we are providing the GPS location 37° 5'27.85"N 76°31'41.30"W There are several moderately priced hotels in the nearby Newport News area. Due to insurance requirements, membership in Sportcast USA is required in order to cast in the event. Visitors are welcome to visit and chat with the casters.
  21. On March 17 & 18, 2018, Shore Fishing & Casting Club International held the annual Jerry Valentine Casting Tournament in Kingsville Texas. Congratulations to Will Nash and Mike Langston for casting over 800 feet and the 8 casters who established new personal best (PB) distances. Several out of state casters participated, including Jeremy Schrader from Australia. A good time was had by all. To quote competitor David Womack: "The 2018 JVC was an awesome competition with awesome people. Thank you all that were involved. These events can’t happen without everyone. Thank you Will Nash for putting the official final results together and getting them posted up for all to see. You guys and gals are the best if the best." And Justin Dodd states (regarding the dedication of Carlos Osuna): "This man deserves a huge thank you for his hard work and dedication to the sport and SFCCI. Thank you Carlos Osuna for all that you do. I know you are not alone in this and thank you to all the others that help make the JVC a great event."
  22. Sportcast USA 2018 Tournament Schedule ------------------------------------------------------ April 28 & 29 US Southeast Regional Riverview Farm Park Riverview Pkwy, Newport News, VA 23602 Intersection of Menchville Road and Youngs Road Due to the vague location description, we are providing the GPS location 37° 5'27.85"N 76°31'41.30"W There are several moderately priced hotels in the nearby Newport News area. ------------------------------------------------------ May 19 & 20 US Northeast Regional Kenilworth Athletic Field 4001 Deane Ave NE Washington DC 20019 Due to the vague location description, we are providing the GPS location 38°54'31.64"N 76°57'0.83"W ------------------------------------------------------- Nov 10 & 11 US Nationals Kenilworth Athletic Field ------------------------------------------------------- Dec 1 & 2 US Open Riverview Farm Park -------------------------------------------------------
  23. St. Croix Tidemaster TC80MF (Casting) 8' Medium Power Fast Action 8-17 lb. 1/4-3/4 oz. 1 piece. Good condition. Looking for similar Spinning rod. No shipping. or will sell for $120 or bo
  24. Best in-class custom diawa saltiga ballistic 35. Built by Keystone Custom rods, formerly in PA. Additional pics on Keystone website. Made to showcase the Keystone brand potential. All the best Fuji components; trigger seat, titanium guides and tiptop. Weighted butt-cap system (diawa factory) with 29" to trigger. Perfect mid heaver for big fall fish and serious drum fishing. Excellent casting performace with 6-8oz. and bait. Subtle diamond decorative wrap above handle and matching guide wraps in maroon, metallic gold, silver, and red with xflock shrink handle. This is the finest conv. layout I have cast on this blank; titanuim SV 25 - 20 - 16 - 16, and N 16 - 16, with titanuim 16 tiptop. Total of 6 guides plus tiptop. Super light and super crisp. I have owned this rod since 2014. Rarely used and is in perfect condition. $425 shipped paypal Please let me know if you have questions. Best Judah
  25. This is another "How To" video on maximizing your shoreline surf/bait casting experience by creating productive habits. If you cast 2 or 8 fishing rigs this alternating system of re-baitingwill help enhance your angling experience for yourself & your fishing buddies. I decided to use blood meat from a Ahi "Yellowfin Tuna" for today's video ( thanks Wayne Choy for the block). It's a soft put pungent bait that is difficult to cast without breaking apart. Using bait bags would work but with the strong trade winds that day i wanted to compress the size of the casted bait to increase the distance covered since my location chosen forced me to cast directly into the wind (that day's forecast never mentioned high winds). I used Shimano Ultegra spinners that came with extra spools when purchased new. So i switched out the 50lb braid for 30lb to get more distance (thinner line diameter means less air resistance). Would've been nice to catch a fish that day but i use this area as my testing grounds to enhance my skills & to demonstrate techniques & new ideas.