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  1. Scooby did a great tear down video on this reel earlier this year. Then I found out they had a P (5.1 ratio) version. I picked up a 15P for my dad as he doesn't fish much and at $225 (no tax, free shipping, ebay bucks), I figured it was a perfect buy. Hasn't been fished yet, but looking it over, I have to say this is one very well made reel. No it doesn't have 10 bearings. But it has 4 CRBB's and that's more than enough. At least I know the bearings I have are corrosion resistant. 17 pounds of drag is more than enough and even the star drag itself feels comparable to the saltiga. It's very smooth. It's not heavy at all but it feels solid. I was so impressed, I purchased the 20 size for my wreck rod. Figured I didn't need to spend $400 for my least used set up. That all being said, I think for the money it's a better value than a trini, ocea jigger, or saltiga (not to say I wont/dont own them and like having super nice reels).. No, it doesn't have the same amount of refinement, smoothness, high level of gearing, protection and so on and so forth... But it's just a really good reel at a really fair price and you barely hear anything about them. Would've thought the toggers in the North East would have been all over them.
  2. As the the title states, who has one and how do you fish it? I'm curious, as a learning experience, as to how people are setting it up for fluke, tog and striped bass. Especially if you're from the cape or long island, montauk, jersey... What test braid are you using for each specific species. What are you finding it can handle real world in terms of sinker weight, diamond jigs... I appreciate Kil's perspective, but he also may be fishing a different technique and I'd like to know how it's working out for others.
  3. Have two Tranx 300 for sale. One is literally out of the box. Never fished or spooled. $250 local pickup Queens/Nassau The second has never been fished. I’ve added a jigging world power handle to it and spooled it with 20lb super slick. Original handle included. $275 local pickup Queens/Nassau Both have boxes and paperwork. Please add 8.95 for shipping.
  4. Trying to decide between building on a 7'6mh Blackhole Challenger or a United Composites CE700L. I've used the CE700L for blackfish and it held the weight (up to 12oz) very well. Just wanted your input on which works the bucktails and highlows with weight better. Party boat fishing, block island, 80-100ft of water. Also, does anyone know the standard fuji trigger grip size that fits on the blackhole? Is it the same as the 7'3M? I assume neither would fit on the CE700L.
  5. For sales is a custom United Composites CE700L made by Bobby at causeway. Fished once and rinsed down. Very nice black and blue threading. 8 fuji guides. Fuji trigger seat with eva cushion for the palm and shrink wrap fore and rear grips. Used this rod once togging and the action is beautiful. Will load better photos when I have a chance. $275 local pickup in New York, Queens/Nassau Feel free to make a fair offer. Will also trade for a Phenix M1 inshore 7’3mh plus a few bucks.
  6. For sale is a never been fished Phenix M1 inshore. Tags have been removed but i still have them. Beautiful rod with great action and perfect for the next fluke season or schoolie stripers. Great for light jigging tog. $140 local pickup Queens/Nassau
  7. $250.00 cash. Will not split or ship. Will meet within a reasonable distance from 02743.
  8. I was wondering how well I would be able to go fluke fishing in Montauk on a 16 foot stiegercraft with a 30 hp? If i would be able to fish any areas that are worthwhile if its possible?
  9. I gave up on my boat years ago because of a lack of time. head boats can be really tough to fish but can produce. i had luck with the Frances fleet for cod and fluke during 2016 season. They fished the block for fluke and big ones were caught every trip i noticed what seemed like a change in attitude over there recently. It started on a cod charter last year. I swore I’d never go back. Well the fluke bug bit me this season and I made the mistake of wasting my money with the Frances again. even though they had done well on block island the day before the skip decided to bring us to another location bordering Westport. Of 42 men on board only 12 fluke were caught. We only tried 2 spots both within 2 miles of each other. Drift conditions were perfect. There was no sense of Urgency to find any fish. The mate basically told me on the way out that the fishing sucked where we were going, and it did. later that night I read a report on the day that the Frances puts out on their website ( they are great about updating their “ reports “ ) it was a blatant lie, the only truth to their story was the size of the biggest fluke caught that day. The rest was a lie trying to entice people to come fish with them. Bad trips happen. It’s not cool that they lie about them though. Shame on them. I asked the owners son Corey ( desk boy ) if there was any way to find out if they were fishing the block ahead of time. He said no, it’s a game time decision for each skip AKA if they have enough people on board then they will spend the money on fuel to get out there. If they don’t then they won’t.
  10. So, are we doing our annual fluke contest this year? Ray, you up for doing this again? Who is in?
  11. Hey fairly new to this website. But i was wondering if anyone would be willing to accompany me in the ocean. Looking for a buddy to go out with. Feels a bit safer out there with someone else. Trying to go soon maybe get some seabass for the table. Located in north jersey area
  12. Which Lamiglas model casting rod would do you prefer for fluke Fishing from boat was looking at Lamiglas triflex will be mostly Fishing fire Island inlet and ocean bucktails and spearing and sinker
  13. So pretty much I always see people recommending types of reels and rods but never actually see numbers example (fishing for fluke 7ft rod 20-30lb rated; single speed reel 5.2.1-6.0.1 that can handle 300 yards 30lb braid with 15 pound drag I am curious what are you recommendations for type of fish. I don’t want to know brands of rods or reels but more of the technical items u need to fight these fish I think this type of info definitely helps out. Add any other species you like to the list. 1. Fluke/sea bass 2. Blackfish 3. Stripers/blues 4. Weakfish 5. Cod 6. YFT
  14. So pretty much I always see people recommending types of reels and rods but never actually see numbers example (fishing for fluke 7ft rod 20-30lb rated; single speed reel 5.2.1-6.0.1 that can handle 300 yards 30lb braid with 15 pound drag I am curious what are you recommendations for type of fish. I don’t want to know brands of rods or reels but more of the technical items u need to fight these fish I think this type of info definitely helps out. Add any other species you like to the list. 1. Fluke/sea bass 2. Blackfish 3. Stripers/blues 4. Weakfish 5. Cod 6. YFT
  15. I'll start the topic, just got notice for the new proposed regulations. What are thoughts? There are 6 different proposals for SeaBass regulations and 3 for fluke. I do like the extended late season option for seabass, but at the cost of one less during the peak season. I plan to attend the meeting on 3/28 this Wed.
  16. I'm building a new spinning rod for the kayak and I'm having a hard time pairing a reel. Rod will be used mainly for weakfish and fluke in the back bays. I'm building on the black hole challenger bank 691UL 6'9 0.5-1.5 so I'm looking at a reel in the 2500 size that would be spooled with #10 or #15. The stradic seems like the obvious choice but I'm curious about those daiwa ballistic LT reels. If the daiwa sizing runs a bit large like they have in the past, I may be able to get away with the 1000 size ballistic LT. Anyone have these reels and used them for similar application? Other reel suggestions in appropriate size class?
  17. I was wondering if anyone knew where some good flounder fishing is in Maine?
  18. A couple days ago I was making the walk to one of my favored spots, to find the beach was littered with Horseshoe Crabs. Must've been at least 200-300 that I could see, crawling around all over by the water-line. I decided not to fish there, considering I was jigging for fluke and I can't stand having the crabs constantly chafe my leader. The water was also very dirty, which encouraged my decision also. So, on my drive back I started thinking.. I don't think I've ever fished on a particular day when the Horseshoe Crabs are this concentrated. I feel like it would be quite futile, doubting that Fluke like to be crawled on and harassed by these large crabs. Seems to me like it would just result in a lot of dead-weight hook-ups, and lots of leaders replaced. It's not like I never fish around Horseshoe Crabs, just not THAT many. Anyone have a different opinion on this happening? Maybe I'm missing something going on in the food chain? Or am I in the right to say screw the crabs and that spot, for the time being?
  19. Thinking about going cause its going to be pretty darn hot out, anyone is welcome join. Might launch out of leonardo marina area but have not decided yet.
  20. Looking to fish this coming saturday or sunday probably launch somewhere around sandy hook or leonardo marina
  21. Hey SOL, I am sure like many of you I am chomping at the bit to get back on the water and to get some good fishing in. I did drop a few jetty cast last week mainly to test some new gear and to see if a lonely holdover might bite. I wanted to ask if anyone had insight when the flounder would return to some of the harbors like Rye, Hampton, or Odiorne. I am not sure if it is all based on water temp or if they make their way back or get hungry around a certain date. I had some decent luck last year w/ a 2oz. weight and a double hook rig with live sand worms. I've heard people do well with squid strips as well. I have never caught a fluke on a bucktail do we need to use smaller weight bucktails up north? I have put some hours down with a 1/2oz buck with a teaser rig about a foot up the leader. Well any insight would be great. I had an awesome first fishing weekend of 17 down in CT on one of the rivers that drains into the sound near Norwalk. 2 days on the water about 70 stripers between the two of us w/ about 10 keepers. Great times.
  22. I've been replying for a while and contributing where I can, but here's my first topic... Looking forward to fluke season and I'm wondering when folks replace their 4" gulp mullet. Often, I observe small v-shaped bites taken out of the tails, perhaps from snappers or pufferfish in the bay. I'm wondering how much these bites effect the action of the gulp. I suspect one or two nips aren't bad, but much more than that will be a problem. Also, i've heard that the fluke regs changed in ny to 2 @ 19". Can someone confirm? I'm not sure if a joke is required, but if so, i'm hoping the topic title suffices for at least a smile.
  23. what i want to know is what happened to the fluke in cape cod bay - especially off truro and around p-town. i have not asked for a few years after hearing similar answers from a couple different local f/t fishermen i know - "seal potato chips" etc...but is that it ? - it was/is the seals ? curious.
  24. Hi fellas this is my first time attempting to sell a rod on this forum so bare with me. I have a Tsunami Classic Series 7' ft Lure 1/4 - 1 oz Rod (1 piece) i want to sell as its just collecting dust on my shelf. its in good condition only took it out a hand-full of times. cant justify keeping it when i hardly use it so want to sell to someone who will actively fish it. I purchased for $75 but am only asking $50 for it. Im based out of queens but have no problem meeting in long island around nassau county for cash to hand it over to a buyer or ill mail it out providing your comfortable paying for the shipping and paypal transaction cost. Lue
  25. I am selling this like new setup - I purchased this at JH tackle when I was looking for a fluke setup for my Kayak. Its an awesome setup, I am just more comfortable with my spinning gear and prefer not to mess with star drag and level wind on my kayak. Im sure Many will love this setup! I later found out this is the same setup John skinner uses if that means anything to anyone. Very nice for buck tailing fluke on the kayak or the boat, but will also make a nice freshwater rig for heavier baits. The Rod is a Tsunami Classic Series 7' tscc701mh 1/2 - 1oz 10-20lb line. Rod is only 1 month old. The reel is a quantum Accurst PT lefty - loaded with 15lb power pro. Only 1 month old. Both items have only seen 3 fluke trips. Caught maybe a half dozen fish. Very lightweight and sensitive. I paid $180 for the rod, reel, and braid - Looking for $150 local CASH sale. Slightly negotiable - I am located in Massapequa, NY can meet up on south shore of the island, or most of western suffolk. I work in Holbrook during the weekdays. I can ship also, but this will be $195 to ship due to the size of the shipping tube. Will also accept trades, looking for a Shimano Stradic 3000 reel.