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  1. Hello all, I have an older Abu Garcia 3 star spinning rod that I got from a tag sale a while back that I plan to use as a second/backup rod. The writing had rubbed off so I have no idea what weight lures/sinkers I should throw. The rod is about 6ft with large stainless steel guides that tapir down closer to the tip (so assuming spinning rod). Since the writing rubbed off over time, is there any way to calculate or guestimate the action and power of the rod plus what weight tackle & line I should use? Overall the rod seems extremely stiff compared to others I've used.
  2. Hello all, I have an older Abu Garcia 3 star spinning rod that I got from a tag sale a while back that I plan to use as a second/backup rod. The writing had rubbed off so I have no idea what weight lures/sinkers I should throw. The rod is about 6ft with large stainless steel guides that tapir down closer to the tip (so assuming spinning rod). Since the writing rubbed off over time, is there any way to calculate or guestimate the action and power of the rod plus what weight tackle & line I should use? Overall the rod seems extremely stiff compared to others I've used.
  3. Hi All, I've never really had a big fight where the fish pulls much line/runs and was wondering if you could give some insight on proper drag adjustments and line test weights for when I (hopefully) hook up with a cow. I am using a 4000 sized reel with max drag of 13 lbs according to the specs. Does this mean that if I use 25lb test braid there is no chance of the braid snapping even if I crank the drag down as much as humanly possible? If that's true, I did have my line snap once so assuming that was from frayed line? Even the 8000 size reels I see have max drags of 25lbs. Does that mean that if using 25 or 30lb test, breaks should be near impossible in pretty much all cases? Nobody's ever really explained drag to me and I just set it by 'feel' when pulling a bit of line with my hand since I'm worried it would snap if too tight.
  4. 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.
  5. 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