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  1. Hey guys, I live near pacifica on the San Mateo county coast, I have a 10’-6” 3/4-4oz ODM Frontier X, im looking for suggestions on what reel you guys would recommend I pair it with for this upcoming surf striper season. I’ve been doing some homework and looking at all the forums, and with the new year comes new gear so the one thing besides waders and lures im going to buy is a new reel, not looking to spend a fortune but also nothing cheap, maybe $150-$500 range (i know its a little much for our weat coast stripeds but I will be going to mexico for surf fishing as well) least this justifies my spending to myself thanks for the help.
  2. Title says it all. Lightly used to excellent condition, not abused. Prefer pickup in NJ, maybe at one of the upcoming shows. Have a CTS VT1103-2 in like new condition if anyone wants to trade, if not, cash or PP.
  3. Does anyone have any experience with both of these rods? I'm looking for a rod for next year for all ranges at the canal. If anyone has any input, I'd appreciate it.
  4. 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. I post regularly on MFCC as I love the tight knit community feel, as well as the content/information provided by both the website and the people that comprise its member base. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. Used in fall last year didn't get much use only a handful of times will let go for 450 picked up long island will ship
  7. Hey Fellas , I'm looking to get into the 9' ODM Genesis 1/2-3 , But i can't bring myself to do it until i hear what the sweetspot is on this rod. I'm gonna be throwing doa shrimp and xraps all the way up to 1 1/2 oz ,also superstrikes to 2 3/8 oz when the fish are far away. Distance is everything for me where i fish. Ibeen away for over a year or so it feels good to be back on sol...
  8. While @Lou T and I were having a conversation via PM, I asked him if he’d be willing to give me a brief description in his own words of a few of the ODM blanks. Things like what roles they would fit into within the spectrum of surfcasting, individual characteristics of each blank’s action, casting performance, working different plug types, fish fighting capabilities, and how he believes certain models could compliment others etc etc. Lou felt like this was an opportunity to answer questions that are commonly presented to him by many others, and because he has first hand knowledge of all the blanks listed below, we decided to make our conversation something accessible for those people as well. @Lou T will chime in below when he gets a chance to answer the above questions. On a personal note Lou, I’d love to hear your thoughts of how each blank could compliment the 11’ 4-10oz Jigster I own, taking into account that I fish the canal about 70% of the time, with open beach and Jetty being the other 30%. Below are the blanks I’m currently interested in (Jigster not included because I own one but thought others may benefit). I know this is not the complete ODM lineup in terms of weight ratings, but I’m sure @ODM or Lou would be willing to answer any questions regarding specific sub-models. Thanks guys! ODM NEX1 2-6: ODM NEX1 3-8: ODM Frontier X 11’6 2-6: ODM Genesis 11’ 2-6: ODM Jigster 10’/11’ 4-10:
  9. Only selling because I have a few other bags and I no longer need this one. -3 tube odm bag -Leader material slots -2 Side pockets one fits water bottle and the other has a tube for sp minnows and stuff like that. -front removable bucktail pouch with slots (can be removed and worn on your belt alone) 200$ firm bag retails at 279$ Open to all trades but cash is king can provide more pics upon request local pickup pefered in Rhode Island, ma and ct area. If I cannot find local buyer we can arrange shipping
  10. Hey guys, Starting this thread to see if I can get any input from guys that have owned/own/thrown an ODM NEX1 11’ 2-6oz one piece. After talking with a few rod builders, it sounds like it would suit my needs nicely for throwing plugs in the ditch and surrounding Cape Beaches. I’m a big fan of moderate action rods, and from what I’ve gathered the NEX1 has a nice flexible tip for throwing pencils and plugs, while still having the ability to bend right down to around the stripper guide. I’m also keen on hearing about how the NEX1 loads during the cast as well as what I’ve heard in a regards to fish fighting (ability to lock up about halfway down the blank giving it solid power whereas something like a 1321-m will bend through the reel seat.) And finally, how would the NEX1 fare beside the current popular Mod-Fast/Fast action (i.e. SS1327 which I currently own) canal plugging rods of similar size and rating when it comes to reaching the fish when necessary? Thanks in advance for any input! P.S. If you’ve only used the 10’ 1-5oz gladly chime in! All input is welcome!
  11. Looking for a 9 ft odm genesis new or in good condition
  12. want to buy used good condition odm jigster or century 1329 .
  13. Looking for an upgrade to a 9ft st croix triumph surf. Most of my fishing is back bay and i prefer to fish lighter tackle. My go to lure for the summer is 2 oz tins and supplement that with pencils and the occasional sp or mag darter, For fall and spring its 1/2-3/4oz jig heads and zooms. Anyone with experience on the 9ft genesis and its tins/plugging ability. Ive had my hands on one and casted one about a year ago but haven't heard much lately especially on the 9'. any other rods fit the bill for a lighter 9' surf rod?
  14. I fish from the beaches and rocks on MA's South Shore and have a week on Block Island coming up. While I typically fish conventionals, it seemed like a good time to try out one of these newer high end spinning reels. Wanting something svelt, stout, quick and ergo, I opted for a Daiwa Saltiga 5000H on an ODM Genesis 10', 3/4 -4 oz. On my conventionals, I use 65lb. Power Pro Super Slick. Based on a bunch of reading, some local opinion, and my satisfaction with the PPS8S on my conventionals, I opted to source and load 40lb. PPSS on the reel on top of 60 yards of mono backing. The line was spooled under load wetted and lays fine. I took it out to the beach this evening for some practice casts. I started the evening with a long, 7 yard 50lb. fluro, leader connected with an FG knot, thinking it would be easier on my index finger if I brought the leader back to the spool. Disappointingly, the FG didn't flow through the guides like I'd hoped. Ultimately, it removed itself with the beat up Atom popper I'd appointed test pilot by somehow compromising the braid 10 yards behind the knot... Second at bat was a 7", 2oz., Cordell Cotton Pencil Popper that it threw 52-55 cranks or around 70 yards. The popper was tied directly to a snap swivel, sans leader. The line seemed to continue taking a beating and was hell on my index finger. So much so, I walked back to the truck for a glove. Wearing the glove really seemed to interfere with my touch. I tossed this setup until Cordell too went AWOL, also breaking behind the knot. I'm not sure I like this line. Should I try heavier PPSS (maybe 50lb.). A different braid all together? My goal is to have a tough setup that casts long, with ease. Thanks, SB