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  1. 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.
  2. Brand new. Never used. Has 25lbs backing. Just removed 40lbs 300yds braid. Only $80 pickup. $90 shipped PayPal.
  3. I've been a bass fisherman all my life (still am). But I'm just getting into saltwater fishing in Hampton Roads VA. I was trying to outfit myself with two spinning setups to use on Cobia and Stripers (and other local fish). I watched YouTube videos, and made my purchase based on size recommendations from others - but in a different brand than they were using. I bought Penn Battle II spinning reels (6000 series) and Battalion spinning rods (1220S70 model - 7', MH, Fast Action). Hoping I did ok in my choices. But when I tried to mount the reels to the rods today, the reel seats seem small. I'm barely getting the reel foot into the seats. I'm used to freshwater gear, where the reel fits well into the seat, with plenty of the reels foot in there on both sides. These are barely inserted on either end. Are my reels too big for the rods I chose? Or do I just need to crank down harder on the reel seats? Thanks for any guidance you can provide. This is the first time I've tried to buy saltwater gear for VA fishing. I did this only once before, when I lived in FL, and the guy I was fishing with all the time directed me exactly what boat rods and reels to get for the fishing we were doing there. I have nobody like that to guide me here in VA. I'd appreciate any help, including comments either way on the gear I chose. Thanks! All the best, Glenn I've included pics of the reel under a fully open reel seat, the front reel foot pushed in as far as it will go, the reel seat closed up on both ends (shows how little the rear seat hood moved forward), and in the final pic, I taped the reel foot just outside the reel seat hoods on both sides. You can see how little of the reel foot is getting into the reel seat.
  4. Hey guys, Looking to trade for a 3000 or 4000 size spinning reel. Daiwa BG or similar. Obviously will ship. I just don't like the Penns Reel is in perfect condition minus the small scuffs pictured. Bought less than a year ago and used honestly maybe 4 or 5 times. Spooled with 10lb suffix 832. No box. Let me know what you have for trades!
  5. Trying to sell a very lightly used penn battle II size 2000. It was bought on a combo and used in freshwater just a few times and doesnt get touched so I'd rather get it in someone's hand who will use it, would be the perfect fresh/salt dual use reel. Reel is in spectacular shape, i dont see any noticable marks on it. Currently has 8 lb mono on it. $60 shipped.
  6. Penn Clash or Battle for throwing lures off the surf.
  7. subject says it all
  8. Hey guys. So my St Croix 10' 6" came in the mail this morning. I have to say, I am very impressed with I ordered the rod a day ago and it shipped within 24 hours and I had it the next day. I got free shipping and it came with a free St. Croix hat. The rod came in a hard cardboard tube and was fully protected and wrapped up. First thought on the rod was, "damn, this thing is light". The rod weighs nothing out of the box. Paired up with the right reel, you are fishing a great lightweight setup. I ordered this rod because the reviews were awesome and although its a 2 piece, everyone said it feels like a one piece. I through my penn battle 6000 on the rod with 50b spider wire braid and I have to say the rod feels like as if its a one piece. Im going to put a vs200 on it once I buy one. You can feel the lure at the end of the line and its got a sensitive feel when reeling in. I ordered the Medium Moderate action model. For pencil poppers, it is a good rod. I through out a 2oz pencil and a 3.5oz pencil. First of all, all the lures I throughout from 1 1/2 oz to 3 oz skyrocketed. The rod is rated up to 4oz. However I feel that the sweet spot is around 2oz. After 3oz or so, you feel the stress on the rod. Yes it can launch a 4oz lure but i would recommend keeping it at 3oz max for ideal conditions. The thing I like is that its more of a 75/25 split where the rod connects to each other rather than 2 piece rods that are traditionally 50/50. Therefore you feel the action better and its easier to transport. I wish I would have caught something on it during my test casts to test the rod in action but I'm fishing out of the bay area and its the middle of august, theres pretty much no fish back here besides sand sharks and small cocktails. Im going to go down to Riis park, fort Tilden area over the weekend to test the rod some more in the surf and test my sony action camera on my chest to see how the angles look on it. Overall I love the St. Croix mojo and highly recommend it. For a $220 rod, it feels just as good if not better then my older custom lami. I like the long casts, accuracy, smooth pops and the lightness of the stick. Also as for the color. It is a publish color when in sunlight and when in the shade or dark it appears black. Great bang for the buck and when paired with the right reel, its a good setup. If you guys have any questions on the rod, LMK and id love to answer them if I can.