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  1. I am just beginning to get into surf fishing and I’m looking to purchase a rod and a reel. Any suggestions on an affordable set up for a rod, reel, line and etc.? What brands are best for rod and reels? Looking to spend less than $200 for everything. Thanks!
  2. What is everyone’s favorite type of braid to use on their saltwater fishing reels from the surf? Like what do you feel gets you a longer distance? Thanks
  3. This is main shaft from an old style (washer drag) Van Staal 200/250/300 reel that Steve had made into a drill bit for winding line onto a spoil quickly without twisting. $75 shipped PP/Venmo/Zelle
  4. Hi, Filling up a spinning reel spool with braided line. Something that I think I could improve. What is the best way have as much line as you can get and as tight as possible on the spool? Is it better to spool it by reeling the line with the reel or try and optimize the line lay by having the spool rotating with some tool (like a drill) and lay the line along the spool with your own hands like at the shops? 2 years ago, I bought an Ecooda portable Spooler thing (Piscifun also sells it) I really like that the spool spins as the line goes on the reel. Some people wont agree but I think this might be a good thing because it eliminates (completly?) line twist that I frequently experienced before (when leaving the spool on the ground with the label facing up). With this gadget, the thing is that you are limited on the actual tension you can put so the line feels tight but could be tighter. You are also spinning the reel handle and using the gears, so how much pressure can you actually put... I will share this: Using the Ecooda spooler, I spooled my Penn Clash 6000 with 30lbs Kastking Mega 8 braid. All the way to the last ''Line capacity ring''... It seemed like it was tight enough and would not dig in. The line spool was 547yds, but there is no way I fitted the 490yds of 30lbs braid that Penn states will fit this particular reel. Then I go to Cabo, hook into multiple big fish from the beach en enjoy the longest runs I ever heard on my reel. Alot of line come out...cast + fish run = >200-250yds? Anyway, this line goes back on the reel with all the pressure of these fish. After my trip I realized that my line is much closer to the middle ''Line capacity ring'' than the last one... And now the line is VERY tight on the spool. Looks like I could fit 100yds or so of more braid... Now I'm wondering if I should fill it more with the rest of my spool making a connection double uni-knot (10 wraps each side) or will I whish I didn't when a big fish make a long run with15lbs-20lbs of drag on that knot. (I will prbably make another topic about braid to braid connection knots and purposes) So... Should we over fill it a bit at the beginning? We all know that Penn Spinners don't like being overfilled, so if I'm going to loose 50-70yds on braid from windknot.... Should I wet the spool? ? ? I'd like to here some ideas. thanks!
  5. String theory: n physics, string theory is a theoretical framework in which the point-like particles of particle physics are replaced by one-dimensional objects called strings. It describes how these strings propagate through space and interact with each other. Last month, I enjoyed listening to Doc Mueller lecture. He is one of my favorite to listen to because of his scientist background and experience in college education. His books are a must read. His book convinced me to go from a large surf bag to a 3 tube bag. During the lecture, Doc suggested that 20 lb. braid is sufficient for most surf casting. Many people in the room use 30, 40, even 60 lb. braid. Doc did a pretty impressive demonstration where he used a scale to replicate the load placed on the line. Using a volunteer we loaded the line and put a pretty good bend in the rod. The drag was tightened so that it just was at the point of slippage. The load measured on the rod was....6lbs. All in the room agreed that even the 6 lb. load placed on the rod "felt" like a substantial weight despite what the scale said. The point is that a reel manufacturer can advertise 50 lbs. of drag but the user is unlikely to ever need that much drag. a 20 lb. test rated braided line is probably sufficient for nearly all off the beach surf casting (jetty and boat are different). We know that surf casters sacrifice distance by going to heavier lines. Did Doc Mueller blow the lid off over built surf casting equipment? Has he defeated the dogma that we need to be using very heavy lines and massive reels? Discuss. It's been rolling around in my head for awhile. I don't think there is a wrong or right answer.
  6. For sale is a mint condition (zero scratches), used twice VSX200 with 30 pound Sufix Performance braid. All original packaging and paperwork is included (including unfilled out warranty card). Also included is a 14” X 3 1/2” custom engraved wood sign. The reel is 10/10 mechanically and 10/10 cosmetically. Reel was purchased this April and is in the 42,4XX range. I am looking for $550 PayPal, which includes fees and shipping to lower 48 via USPS Priority Mail.
  7. 2 spool of 20 lb 330 yards j braid 2 spool of 30 lb 330 yards j braid 1 spool of 20 lb power pro 300 yards $90 ship or trade for other rod or reel and form of payment.
  8. Hello people, Long time reader, first time poster. I haven’t seen any dedicated info or opinions on the airflo sniper line. I know there are a lot of anglers who use and love the rio obs series of lines. The airflo sniper is almost exactly the same dimensions but not too much info on the sniper. I’m looking to invest in a series of lines so that there will be consistency and no guess work on performance with using different brands. Is that a good idea? What are your applications? Being there are soo many options out there i feel like I'm guessing instead of buying with confidence. I was also looking into rio obs series. I’m going to be using these lines on my 9’ 8wt and echo beach boost 8wt 12’ th surf rod. I’d be using these on stillwater and the surf for any species. Thanks for the help! Cheers!
  9. I bought this. But using a sinking line. 19.95. Picked up n h. Or add 6.00 for shipping. backing is not included.
  10. I bought this. But using a sinking line. 19.95. Picked up n h. Or add 6.00 for shipping. backing is not included.
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    What is the practical lifetime of good quality braided line on a rig? I have had most of mine on (three brands and weights) on five rigs for this being the third season upcoming. What is a reasonable lifetime for this braided material?
  12. Thanks for looking. I went a little overboard on the line purchased ...and changed set ups. So. New in box striped bass wf7s .....orvis all a rounder wf8f. 29.95 ea. 250 ya. S.a backing. 6.95. Shipping is 5.50. PayPal ,Venmo. I would like to get this stuff out of here Thx. Jim
  13. 2 coils of s.a striper 8. And 9 wt lines. 23.99 ea. Shipped. I’m not going to use them and tired of looking at them . dont let price mislead you. I used them maybe twice . Changed setups .... will trade for 200-250 sink tip 8 wt line. Many thanks to all. Jim
  14. Hi, I know a lot of folks use line weighted over what their rod is rated, and I'd like to try putting 9 on a cheap 8 weight rod to see if it improves cast. But what about the reel? I have a reddiington behemoth 7/8. What is the impact on putting a heavier weight on the reel? Thanks.
  15. Hello. Used one hour this morning on a new 7 wt ,, thought it may be a bit to heavy , great on my 8 Wt but already have line on it so back on Spool in box . Great stuff Just a bit too heavy for my 7 Wt. Need. 200 ,250 Gr wf sink. 35.00 shipped.
  16. Hey thanks for looking. Anyone have some sink tip. Like s.a. Coastal express .. or Rio striper. Need line for a spare spool I have .. and probably never use. Used is fine. Thanks Jim
  17. I just purchased my first surfcasting reel and rod. I got the BG5000/1002MH Combo with the 10 foot Rod: What line should I use with this? I will be targeting primarily stripers on both the North and South shores of Long Island. I expect to mostly be on sandy beaches, a few jetties, and some backwater areas. I'm torn between mono and braid. A little nervous about my finger getting cut off with braid. I like the idea of mono being more newb friendly. I've never tied a fishing knot in my life. But most people seem to be pointing me towards braid. I like the price point on the Daiwa J-Braid. What lb. test is good for what I'm going for? Does color of the line matter? Do I have to go with the specific lengths and tests outlined out the rod/reel product page? (copied below) Any brand or specific product recommendations? Thanks in advance. From Daiwa product page: Reel Line Capacity (Lb. Test/Yards) Mono: 14/470, 17/380, 20/280 J-BRAID: 40/480, 50/360, 65/310
  18. Cleating out my garage. Bunch of lures (swimmers, poppers, bucktails, tins, crankbaits) as well as various plastic baits, gulp, some hooks, and some half full spools of braid. Will also add some more stuff to the lot when I find it. Hooks on several lures need to be replaced. $65 takes it. Located Hull MA not looking to ship right now but can meet up on South shore (PS not sure if this is supposed to be in the wts plugs forum. If so, I'll move it there)
  19. Has anyone tried the Yo-Zuri Superbraid lines? Interested on how they compare with Power Pro or other.
  20. Anyone have any experience with the Yo Zuri Hybrid lines? I've seen some mixed reviews and it would appear that the line is becoming harder and harder to acquire. Would #15 work as a main line for a bait rod? It seems like the line breaks well above what it's rated at. Also, would the Ultra Soft be better for spinning than the normal hybrid?
  21. been asking many about this," most ytube videos show fishermen using braided line: however her in Hawaii they say mono : im going big on mono up to 50 lbs test" catching 30 to 80 lbs tunas" whats best in youre opinion
  22. I've been practicing casting out in a empty field (the lack of water on my line is probably contributing to the problem) and line burn is becoming a problem. Thumbing the spool doesn't help too much, since part of my thumb is always touching the line. Is there any way I can fix this? It doesn't hurt my thumb too much, but it's scorching and destroying the mono on my reel. Thanks!
  23. Hi all, I was wondering about bluefish fishing. I know of locals that troll for them, what is the best setup to use and what type of line? Also, what type of leader material should i use? Steel? Heavy mono? Thanks, saltyfishing01
  24. Well, it's time to respool my reel, what are your thoughts on hi vis braid? Would you go for moss green or a different color like yellow or blue?
  25. Has anyone used this braid line yet? It came out about 6 months ago and I have not gotten around to trying because I'm not sure how it would hold up and how this braided line would behave. Its suppose to be thinner yet stronger and smoother then any other braided line but has anyone tested its abrasion resistance, wind knot resistance, durability, etc?