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  1. I keep losing the dumbbell eyes on my clouser minnows. It is driving me nuts. Not sure if it’s a casting problem or if I’m tying wrong or if I’m using a bad batch of dumbbells but I swear nothing is more frustrating than pulling in a weightless clouser after less than 10 minutes of casting, and then to have it happen again ten minutes later. I am relatively new to shore fishing big rods on the ocean, mostly a 2wt for Brookies kinda angler, and lots of my flies have lasted me 15 years so far... but maybe this is just an aspect of the surf game? Anyone else experience this? How often do you blow through flies?
  2. Up For Sale Brand new in box Avet SX 5.3 Lever drag casting reel I received this as a gift but I already have a similar sized reel. Asking $185 shipped via USPS priority mail or $175 pick up Since I am pretty new to the forum, I prefer to meet up around Baltimore, DC metro or NOVA area. Thanks.
  3. I have a like new condition st croix mojo musky casting rod. It’s been used less than a dozen times over the year and a half I’ve owned it. I’m selling it because it’s too heavy of a rod for my fishing style anymore. Specs are 40-80 lb test, heavy power, 3-8 ounces, 8 feet. Retail is $170 I’ll sell it for $120. Local pickup only. I’m just outside of Philly.
  4. Anyone have any experience with using 16 strand hollow core for casting
  5. US National Casting Tournament, October 27 & 28, 2018 Kenilworth Athletic Field, Washington DC 4001 Deane Ave NE, Washington, DC 20019 The entrance to Kenilworth Athletic Fields (active recreation area) is located at the westernmost end of Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, N.E. It is approximately 0.5 mile south of the Aquatic Gardens entrance. There are no facilities at the site. Coming by auto: Take Route 295 southbound if you are coming from north of Route 50 or Route 50, to the Eastern Avenue Exit. Go straight up the ramp to the second street on the right, Douglas Street. Make a right onto Douglas Street. At the end of Douglas Street, make another right onto Anacostia Avenue to get toKenilworth Aquatic Gardens. Go left to get to Kenilworth Recreation Park. If you are coming from south of Route 50, take Route 295 north to the Burroughs Street Exit. At the bottom of the ramp go left. Go straight to Kenilworth Recreation Park. 38 Degrees 54' 31.64" N 76 Degrees 57' 0.83" W Additional Info (non commercial): https://www.sportcast-usa.org Visitors are welcome. Due to insurance requirements, membership in Sportcast USA is required to participate in the event. Start time is 9:00 AM on Saturday. Start time Sunday to be determined by casters on Saturday
  6. Sportcast USA, Casting Tournament Northeast Regional, Dates: Sept 8 & 9, 2018 Location: Kenilworth Athletic Field (DC) 4001 Deane Ave NE, Washington, DC 20019 The entrance to Kenilworth Athletic Fields (active recreation area) is located at the westernmost end of Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, N.E. It is approximately 0.5 mile south of the Aquatic Gardens entrance. There are no facilities at the site. Coming by auto: Take Route 295 southbound if you are coming from north of Route 50 or Route 50, to the Eastern Avenue Exit. Go straight up the ramp to the second street on the right, Douglas Street. Make a right onto Douglas Street. At the end of Douglas Street, make another right onto Anacostia Avenue to get toKenilworth Aquatic Gardens. Go left to get to Kenilworth Recreation Park. If you are coming from south of Route 50, take Route 295 north to the Burroughs Street Exit. At the bottom of the ramp go left. Go straight to Kenilworth Recreation Park. GPS Field Location 38°54'31.64"N 76°57'0.83"W Additional Info (non commercial): https://www.sportcast-usa.org Visitors are welcome. Due to insurance requirements, membership in Sportcast USA is required to participate in the event. Start time is 9:00 AM on Saturday. Start time Sunday to be determined by casters on Saturday
  7. Hello! I hope you can help me. I don’t have an overweight two handed fly rod :-) What I do have is a TFO Pandion 13’9”, 9wt, and - I feel - too many grains. Question: any way to lighten its weight without buying a whole new set of fly lines? (My current setup is: 30 lb floating running line, 600 grain RIO Skagit iFlight shooting head, and the RIO iMOW tip (currently 150 grains). You see, not understanding anything, I went to the fly shop and showed them the rod. The rod states it is meant to cast 700 to 750 grains. However I found it hard to cast so I went on the TFO website and found the following recommendations for my rod model: Two-handed overhead casting: 525-600 grains 20-28 foot heads RIO Skagit Max Short RIO Skagit iFlight RIO Skagit iShort SA Skagit Extreme So for TFO to say it’s a 700-750 grain rod is quite off the mark. But I don’t want to rant. I want to fix this... Basically my problem is that I am asking the rod to cast 750 grains, though 600 grains is the recommended upper limit for overhead casting. My question is: IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO TO *NOT* ADD ANY MORE WEIGHT TO THE 600 GRAIN SHOOTING HEAD? (I’d rather not “perform surgery” on it if possible.) *My understanding is that it is OK to cast the floating shooting head without a tip (what kind of a leader would I need, or do I just add 3 feet of 12lb mono?) *Any way to make it intermediate or sink tip, again adding no weight or only a nominal amount? Can you help me? I’ve recently become unemployed and would rather not spend another $90 in tip and shooting head. THANK YOU!! John
  8. Sportcast USA, Casting Tournament Northeast Regional, Dates: May 19 & 20, 2018, 2018 Location: Kenilworth Athletic Field (DC) 4001 Deane Ave NE, Washington, DC 20019 The entrance to Kenilworth Athletic Fields (active recreation area) is located at the westernmost end of Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, N.E. It is approximately 0.5 mile south of the Aquatic Gardens entrance. There are no facilities at the site. Coming by auto: Take Route 295 southbound if you are coming from north of Route 50 or Route 50, to the Eastern Avenue Exit. Go straight up the ramp to the second street on the right, Douglas Street. Make a right onto Douglas Street. At the end of Douglas Street, make another right onto Anacostia Avenue to get toKenilworth Aquatic Gardens. Go left to get to Kenilworth Recreation Park. If you are coming from south of Route 50, take Route 295 north to the Burroughs Street Exit. At the bottom of the ramp go left. Go straight to Kenilworth Recreation Park. 38°54'31.64"N 76°57'0.83"W Additional Info (non commercial): https://www.sportcast-usa.org Visitors are welcome. Due to insurance requirements, membership in Sportcast USA is required to participate in the event.
  9. 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.
  10. Sportcast USA Long Distance Casting Tournament Event US Southeast Regional Event - April 28 & 29 Riverview Farm Park Riverview Pkwy, Newport News, VA 23602 Intersection of Menchville Road and Youngs Road Due to the vague location description, we are providing the GPS location 37° 5'27.85"N 76°31'41.30"W There are several moderately priced hotels in the nearby Newport News area. Due to insurance requirements, membership in Sportcast USA is required in order to cast in the event. Visitors are welcome to visit and chat with the casters.
  11. On March 17 & 18, 2018, Shore Fishing & Casting Club International held the annual Jerry Valentine Casting Tournament in Kingsville Texas. Congratulations to Will Nash and Mike Langston for casting over 800 feet and the 8 casters who established new personal best (PB) distances. Several out of state casters participated, including Jeremy Schrader from Australia. A good time was had by all. To quote competitor David Womack: "The 2018 JVC was an awesome competition with awesome people. Thank you all that were involved. These events can’t happen without everyone. Thank you Will Nash for putting the official final results together and getting them posted up for all to see. You guys and gals are the best if the best." And Justin Dodd states (regarding the dedication of Carlos Osuna): "This man deserves a huge thank you for his hard work and dedication to the sport and SFCCI. Thank you Carlos Osuna for all that you do. I know you are not alone in this and thank you to all the others that help make the JVC a great event."
  12. Sportcast USA 2018 Tournament Schedule ------------------------------------------------------ April 28 & 29 US Southeast Regional Riverview Farm Park Riverview Pkwy, Newport News, VA 23602 Intersection of Menchville Road and Youngs Road Due to the vague location description, we are providing the GPS location 37° 5'27.85"N 76°31'41.30"W There are several moderately priced hotels in the nearby Newport News area. ------------------------------------------------------ May 19 & 20 US Northeast Regional Kenilworth Athletic Field 4001 Deane Ave NE Washington DC 20019 Due to the vague location description, we are providing the GPS location 38°54'31.64"N 76°57'0.83"W ------------------------------------------------------- Nov 10 & 11 US Nationals Kenilworth Athletic Field ------------------------------------------------------- Dec 1 & 2 US Open Riverview Farm Park -------------------------------------------------------
  13. St. Croix Tidemaster TC80MF (Casting) 8' Medium Power Fast Action 8-17 lb. 1/4-3/4 oz. 1 piece. Good condition. Looking for similar Spinning rod. No shipping. or will sell for $120 or bo
  14. Best in-class custom diawa saltiga ballistic 35. Built by Keystone Custom rods, formerly in PA. Additional pics on Keystone website. Made to showcase the Keystone brand potential. All the best Fuji components; trigger seat, titanium guides and tiptop. Weighted butt-cap system (diawa factory) with 29" to trigger. Perfect mid heaver for big fall fish and serious drum fishing. Excellent casting performace with 6-8oz. and bait. Subtle diamond decorative wrap above handle and matching guide wraps in maroon, metallic gold, silver, and red with xflock shrink handle. This is the finest conv. layout I have cast on this blank; titanuim SV 25 - 20 - 16 - 16, and N 16 - 16, with titanuim 16 tiptop. Total of 6 guides plus tiptop. Super light and super crisp. I have owned this rod since 2014. Rarely used and is in perfect condition. $425 shipped paypal Please let me know if you have questions. Best Judah
  15. This is another "How To" video on maximizing your shoreline surf/bait casting experience by creating productive habits. If you cast 2 or 8 fishing rigs this alternating system of re-baitingwill help enhance your angling experience for yourself & your fishing buddies. I decided to use blood meat from a Ahi "Yellowfin Tuna" for today's video ( thanks Wayne Choy for the block). It's a soft put pungent bait that is difficult to cast without breaking apart. Using bait bags would work but with the strong trade winds that day i wanted to compress the size of the casted bait to increase the distance covered since my location chosen forced me to cast directly into the wind (that day's forecast never mentioned high winds). I used Shimano Ultegra spinners that came with extra spools when purchased new. So i switched out the 50lb braid for 30lb to get more distance (thinner line diameter means less air resistance). Would've been nice to catch a fish that day but i use this area as my testing grounds to enhance my skills & to demonstrate techniques & new ideas.
  16. hi, the simple reason for backlash is wrong casting stroke. with spinning reel any cast is forgiven but not with multiplier reel.
  17. Hi All, I am new to the forum, surf fishing and striped bass I am having some trouble with my bait chunking setup. Here it is: Penn Fathom 15 Spooled with 30 LB proline braid Offshore Angler Breakwater 11ft Casting Rod (15-30 lb line), 2-6 oz lures I have very little trouble casting a standard freshwater baitcaster (abu ambassadeur). The lever drag fathom is giving me some problems. I have been practicing with 3 oz, 4oz, 5oz weights attached to the line. Basically, the line is snapping in the reel while the weight is in the air. Its been frustrating because I have to find the weight (if Im lucky) and then retie, blah blah. This is happening on basically every cast. The only time it doesn't is when i keep pressure on the spool with my thumb throughout the cast. I am in free spool when casting... I am not sure what would be causing birds nest while the weight is flying but it seems to tangle in the reel then the line snaps in the tangle in the reel. Any ideas? Thanks for the help! I look forward to clearing this hurdle and actually throwing bait to a place where there might be fish, rather than losing lead in a field
  18. This is a "How To" video aimed at helping out the beginners who want to start Bait Casting & Surf Fishing. It is long and will most likely be viewed as boring to the more experienced angler. This is what works for me & may or may not work for everyone. A lot depends on topography, location & targeted species. For those that have fished with me those individuals like to use this type of system. It varies because everyone uses their favorite items (hook types, brand of line, length of leaders, etc) In this video i'm using a custom wrapped 13'4" IRW. The reel is a Shimano Ultegra 5500 CI4 loaded with 50lb Jerry Brown Braid. This rig works best using a 3-4oz lead. It's wedged in-between the pier's 2x12 planks in a 1/4in thick sand spike that's 36in long. The spike's tip is resting on top of the pier's cement pylon support. A nylon safety cord with a biner clip ensures the rig's safety if pulled-out. I also added a bell to indicate a strike or a nibble. The other rig that is highlighted is a 13'3" Daiwa Ballistic (1st Gen). The reel is a Shimano Ultegra 10K spooled with 50lb Jerry Brown Braid. This rig works best using a 4-6oz lead. It's wedged in-between the pier's 2x12 planks in a 1/4in thick sand spike that's 36in long. The spike's tip is resting on top of the pier's cement pylon support. A nylon safety cord with a biner clip ensures the rig's safety if pulled-out. I also added a bell to indicate a strike or a nibble. My favorite type of hooks used for shore casting are BKN type circle hooks. I mostly use VMC, Mutsu & BKN. Factory offsets are my favorites. These are self-setting and rarely breaks. For non-reefy topography i use braid mainline. Like muddy, sandy or hard reef. Areas of structures i use mono. Why? Here are the positive & negatives. Braid- 1)Casts farther then mono due to thinner line diameter. Less air resistance. 2)You can get more line on the spool because of it's thinner diameter. 3)Line will not stretch like mono. 4)Can easily fray if it rubs on anything. 5)Hard to use when using slides (even when the line is wet, you'd have to "bounce" it down). Monofilament- 1)Can't cast as far as braid due to it's thicker diameter, more air resistance. 2)Can't get more line on the spool when compared to braid, so most anglers will use braid backing with a mono top shot. 3)Line will stretch on heavy hits, less likely to snap compared to braid. 4)Can resist scratches better then braid. 5)For anglers slide baiting it's the line of choice. Slides are smoother sliding on mono. Some sliders use a top shot of mono to a backing of braid. This way you have more line capacity compared to straight mono & the mono top shot will resist cuts better then braid-less chance of the line snapping. Best of both worlds. Fluorocarbon- 1)Extremely expensive, thinner diameter when compared to mono of the same strength. Can hold more line on the spool compared to mono, but less then braid. 2)Popular for leader line. Scratch resistant clear strong line. Stiff, not as pliable as mono. Serious light tackle users prefer fluoro. As with all forms of sports you have to discover your own game. Will i slide, cast, plug, drift, etc. What species will i target? Fresh or saltwater? Fly-fishing? Carping? Trolling? Bottom fishing? Grubs? Jigs? Floats? It's unfortunate for me that i do everything. Means i'm always broke now. Lol. If you read this far it means you're keeping your options open & deciding on what style to develop over time. For me i love casting out a few lines, then start whipping lighter rigs within earshot of my rigs bells. Fishing is relaxing & challenging. I wish everyone good luck & please stay safe out there:) Please no commercial links.
  19. Looking to sell St Croix Mojo Casting rod 10'6 MH 2-6 rod has only seen light use $130, pickup in Mass.
  20. I am looking for an Avet SXJ 5.3:1 reel for trolling, I am just looking to buy used before I drop the dime on a new one. If anybody has one for sale, please let me know. I will be using it for trolling on a kayak, would also be interested in any other "SMALL" lever drag reels. Thank you.
  21. Looking for 7'6" St. Croix Tidemaster Travel Casting Rod... Probably not many of these around, but I thought I'd check just in case. I may consider similar inshore travel casting rods, but I'm 80% sure on this one. Thanks. I will be paying via Paypal, shipped to Baltimore, MD. Please price accordingly.
  22. I've started getting line burn on my thumb when I'm practice casting. Since I'm casting in an open field, the line is really dry, which is also probably adding to the problem. But how can I cut down on line burn? It doesn't hurt too much, but it's destroying/melting the mono on my reel. Do any of you distance casting veterans have any suggestions?
  23. I have a BUNCH of reels that I don't need right now so I am looking to get rid of some of them. Spinning and casting available, some in better condition than others but all reels are fully functioning. Paypal only unless local pickup in North jersey. All prices are shipped, and include paypal fees. 1) Pflueger Patriarch size 35 spinning reel. Reel has been used for a few years now. Cosmetically, it shows in some spots, especially the reel seat. Reel is fully functioning, used up until this past December though. The braid is shot so i removed it right after the picture. Comes with the origional spare spool. This was pflueger's top end reel a few years back at $200. Looking for $76. 2) Shimano sedona 2000fe, brand new still in the packaging. This one is the newest model of the sedona. I own another one and love it, as does my father. 2 are pictured in the image I posted but only 1 is for sale. Retails for $70, looking for $51. 3) Six Gill man of war 3000 spinning reel. This reel I bought a few months back and only used about 2-3 times. Very good condition. I don't know much other information on it other than it sold on the six gill site new for around $80. Looking for $31 shipped. 4) Bass pro shops pro qualifier size 2000 spinning reel. This reel has seen better days cosmetically. It has a lot of boat rash. Fully functioning, but looking to get rid of it. $21. 5) Quantum catalyst baitcast reel. Model ct100spt, right handed, 6.3:1 gear ratio. Reel is used but in great shape, fully funtioning and only a few paint chips otherwise looks great. It is currently spooled with 12 lb mono with 30 lb braid underneath. Comes with new reel grips on it. This was another fairly pricey reel, i believe around 130 new. Looking for $51. 6) Browning aggressor baitcast reel. This reel is in near perfect shape, functions great and has almost zero sign of use. The only issue is the origional handle was lost so a different handle had to be placed on, but it has no effect on the reel. 6.3:1 gear ratio, right handed. Looking for $31. 7) The last reel I'm posting is an abu garcia revo rocket baitcast reel. Right handed, 9.0:1 gear ratio, this thing is a beast. I replaced the carbon handle on the reel with an abu garcia long throw handle which feels awesome with this reel. Reel is in good shape, shows some wear on the outside but nothing too significant. Comes with the origional box and paperwork. These are $300 reels new, plus the long handle was $30 with the Eva knobs at $25. Looking to get $150, this reel is well worth that.
  24. A brand-new gamaktsu casting glove $15
  25. 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!