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  1. Want to have a rod built for fluking from shore and occasional casting to bluefish/ striper or albie etc. Want an 8-8.5ft max length but want a 2 piece (60-40 or 70-30 split) so I can fit it in my tdi golf easier. I tried out the Century ss1025 but it felt a little too whipey/ light and not able to throw 2- 2.5oz if needed as the rod specs say... will pair with a VR50 spooled with 17lb braid. Any thoughts on having a ss1025 blank tip cut down to like 8ft or 8'2" to make it a little stiffer to impart better action on the jig? Open to to other blank suggestions. I tried the ODM Frontier x 8ft 6 but it was too heavy (action and the factory rod build weight). The ODM DNA 9ft is a bit closer in action (however too fast maybe) but its 9ft. Thoughts on cutting the butt end down by 6 inches could be an idea perhaps? I want to be able to throw 1/4oz -2.5 with the primary range of 1/2oz -2. Last I heard about the Weapon... are they all 1pc though? I just got a Star VPR (pictured below) and fished Jersey with it last week. Right weighted rod for the vr50 but action was a bit heavier than I would like. Cheers
  2. As the title says looking for info on convention that can be reeled in while submerged like a van staal or zee bass...any thoughts?
  3. I am not too familiar with reels that I am able to swim out to rocks with without causing any damage to my gear. I was wondering if there are any reels in particular that I should look into? Thanks!
  4. How do you guys like to fish? I usually give a spot 30-45 minutes before I head to a different one if there's no action there. I just wonder if I'm missing out by not waiting it out and fishing that spot long enough on a particular tide...
  5. Hey everyone, I have always heard stories of people catching monster stripers from the beach and jetty while throwing live rigged eels. I guess that I have simply never had the chance to do or try it out. My question is, should I start? I know people do this live eel fishing technique in places like cape cod and other areas that are prone to 40+ pounders, but is it going to be successful in the NJ area? And if I were to try this, what time of year should I go, where should I fish (Open beach, from the jetty, along the jetty, etc.), and what type of gear should I be using? Thanks in advance, Salty
  6. We typically head up to Maine for a few weeks camping and surf cast fishing. Anyone know about camp grounds there? How about surf cast fishing? We have never visited but it looks very interesting for a new place for vaca. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!
  7. What would be the ideal rod for a vs275 for surf fishing 1piece Rod blanks only please
  8. Used with normal marks and scratches but nothing crazy (see pics) she still looks good works just fine. Spooled with 50# spiderwire stealth. $500 local pick up by Philadelphia in NJ or $515 Shipped Venmo is preferred but PayPal is ok as well. Thanks for looking
  9. Has anyone ever used a gf100j blank as a spinning rod I want to build a 10ft 1 piece for surf casting.
  10. Can anyone explain to me what they think the deal is this year? There's an abundance of bait and loads and loads of schoolies but my success (and many people I've talked to) has been absolute s*** when it comes to bigger fish compared to the past few years. By bigger I mean fish 20 pounds and over, and this applies to both surf and boat. Last year was phenomenal for me with 40 inch + bass the norm and I made sure I logged everything. But trying to repeat it this year, fishing the same tides and winds, same techniques, etc. and I've yet to catch anything over like 32". Am I doing something wrong? Or are the bigger fish just not as abundant this year?
  11. Hey, looking for new friends to fish with around the nassau south shore area. It seems these days if I want to get out I am always on my own. I mostly fish from jones to robert moses. If anyone is down to meet up send me a msg. Im cool with surf, pier, jetty, whatever. Tight lines.
  12. Hi All, new to the community here, I will be in Goose Rocks Beach Maine for a few days, I primarily surf cast in southern RI and the CCC. I am planning on trying surf casting over there but have a bay boat to get a little further out there if the shore fishing is slow. I was planning on loading up on mackerel Al Gags and poagie chunking. I have lots of top water plugs and divers, needles etc, any recommendations for that costal area?
  13. Anyone know how i can get my hands on a CTS blank preferably a heavier one i can use to throw big plugs like GRS and trolling style lures. Ive tried the website but the biggest 11ft blank they had only throws 3-6 oz plugs
  14. How's it going out there everyone? It's been a while since I've been into the surf, or beach in general due to medical issues and hospital trips over the course of 2 years. I was just looking for general info on where I can wet a line for striped bass, blues, porgy, seabass, dig for clams, squid jig or crab net. I fished Plum Island yesterday and it was slow for me last night, not much bait anywhere except for a clams every 15ft {are these surf clams edible? white big shells} looking to try something new . I currently am using a mojo surf 10'6 3/4-4oz medium and a pen spinfisher v 6500, I also have a Tsunami trophy surf rod 3-6oz medium heavy for chunking or throwing big bucktails/jigs in the Merrimack river. I am willing to drive 1-2 hours for spots. Just looking for general areas to explore and gain more experience with the plugs in my bag which I'm trying to limit to 8 or less to become proficient with specific techniques. I have fished , Deer Island , Plum Island, some beach fronts in Ispwich and Salem. I have only really fished from shore and do not have access to my own boat.
  15. @Rolfe1 @mark stotesbury I'm going on a family vacation to South Africa (in 6 hours!) and we're staying in Cape Town for a few nights before heading north for a safari. Our hotel in Cape Town is in the V&A Waterfront and -- as is my modus operandi on such family trips -- I'd like to sneak in some early-morning fishing before the wife and kids wake up. So... I'd appreciate some last-minute advice on fishing near the V&A Waterfront. We're only taking carry-on luggage, so I can pack a travel Ugly Stik rod with a Penn Fierce 3000 (running 25 lb braid and a 30 lb flouro leader) and just a few hooks and a couple of soft baits w/ jig heads... but not much else. Or should I just leave everything at home? Thanks!! Ed (PS -- I won't have the time to do a charter trip!)
  16. I need a conventional reel for a 12' Penn heaver. The guy at the tackle shop mentioned three different reels- Daiwa Sealine X30, a Daiwa Saltist 30, or a Penn Squall 15. I'm leaning against the Squall because of line capacity- rated only for 190 yds of 20 lb. mono. So with the Sealine or the Saltist, is the Saltist worth the extra money? What is the difference between the two? Thanks!
  17. I started to fish regularly off beach in the PRR and S.P. starting end of last July through the end of the season. I'll probably make some trips to southern MA in the spring but this off season I have been doing some reading into how to best read the wave action and the movement of the sand of a beach to increase hook up ratios. I was definitely just swinging and spiking last season without a lot of thought. I usually hit up lots 6 and 7 in the refuge and then run the bar head of sandy point around the bend facing Ipswich. With the amount of water moving around that area, anyone willing to share some insights into how they determine casting selections? I'd like to have a better approach before the run makes it up the coast.
  18. Looking to head down to catch the spring run in Jersey. Was wondering what month would be the best to fish Island Beach State Park. Never fished the spring run, only made the fall. Please feel free to inform about spots, gear suggestions, baits to use, and anything else.
  19. Does anyone know any good Striper spots in Southern Maine?
  20. I am planning a summer surfcasting trip to the Block this year. I was wondering if anybody had experience with bringing a truck or renting a vehicle on the island. I've heard people say that you don't really need a vehicle to get around, but I don't know if walking a few miles with all of our gear to fish certain areas of the Island is exactly a good idea. Any info or tips on this would be great. If bringing a vehicle, what ferry should we take and whats the cost? Tight Lines in 2018
  21. Did anyone get into any herring bites from shore last year? Last few years? I haven’t heard about them being around in years but I always wonder whether anyone finds them from time to time. Thank you
  22. Buy three or more plugs and receive free shipping... Buy 2 or less add $4 for shipping.. All plugs are very lightly used, carried, or brand new. Paypal ONLY and buyer must cover fees Northbar Montauk Darter - Parrot 2oz - $15 Northbar Montauk Darter Bunker - 2oz - $15 Sporting Wood Bottledarter - Yellow over Bone 2.2oz - $19 SOLD Workhorse Floating Sandeel - BI Green Scale 1oz - $15 Lemire Jr. Needlefish - Sea Robin 1.5oz - $16 Lemire Stubby Needlefish - Parrot 1.5oz - $14 Lemire Stubby Needlefish - Parrot 1.5oz - $14 Lemire Stubby Needlefish - Black Cherry 1.5oz - $14 Lemire Senior Wavejammer - Fire Blue 3oz - $17 Lemire Senior Wavejammer - Parrot 3oz - $17 Guides Secret Pencil - Yellow over White 3oz - $14 SOLD Workhorse Stubby Spook - Yellow over White 1.5oz - $13 Yo Zuri Mag Darter - Bone 2oz - $15 SOLD
  23. How do you guys feel about using the Saragoa for surfcasting And if you have one give me some feed back http://amzn.to/2vGT6bM
  24. I surf cast, i boat, and i kayak, but hands down love the Hobie way of life
  25. So i just got back from block island for a surfcasting trip, it was my first trip and it was pretty insane. met three of the coolest surf guys that were willing to teach me an my buddy a few things about fishing the island. The waves were intense and i would have to say it was the "real deal" im from CT and we really dont get waves the way i seen on the island over all a great experience.