KarpsnKatz

How to end an outing in less than a second

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Dayum, been there once, got it out the second time.

I keep a spare spool of line in the car just for times like that.

Looks to be a Calcutta 700 Bsv?

HH

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9 hours ago, KarpsnKatz said:

Had to scratch the itch, and being most of my freshwater spots are underwater for the foreseeable future, I decided to hit the surf late Saturday night. First two casts were flawless. Third cast, however, atomic meltdown. Two things learned:

1) If you don't feel comfortable, don't make the cast.

2) Bring a back up reel.

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You can sell me that reel and get a spinner.

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6 hours ago, Heavy Hooksetter said:

Dayum, been there once, got it out the second time.

I keep a spare spool of line in the car just for times like that.

Looks to be a Calcutta 700 Bsv?

HH

Yes, I learned it pays to have a back up plan, just in case. No, it’s an International 975cs.

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7 hours ago, night owl said:

I know this bird nest feeling. Hopefully you didn't lose your plug. That's like rubbing salt on a wound especially if it's a special plug that's no longer made. 

No, by some miracle it didn’t break.

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Hell that's not that bad.

Years ago tuned my tournament reels in Massachusetts then took a ride with Ron Arra to Delaware to do some long casting.

With the hot temp. the reels blew up into the largest backlash I ever had.

Had to use tin snips.

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13 hours ago, KarpsnKatz said:

2) Bring a back up reel.

Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner!

When you man up and fish conventional for distance you must be prepared for the worst.

It happens to everyone, but that sweet whine and smooth retrieve are worth it.

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Yup, you gotta Always have a backup, or two.

As bad as that snarl is, I believe I’ve had worse.

And I’ve done it with brand new line, on the first cast.

It’s a terrible sinking feeling in your gut, when it happens, but it’s just a part of the game.

Backup outfits definitely go a long way towards easing the pain.

Cheers!

 

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I should add I’ve had terrible tangles on spinning gear as well, so that’s not a perfect solution.

Cut, cut, cut and move on.

 

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3 hours ago, KarpsnKatz said:

Yes, I learned it pays to have a back up plan, just in case. No, it’s an International 975cs.

I guess the swiftness of my eyes has deceived me, I should have known by looking at the free spool button instead of the lever like on the Calcutta's. 

HH

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Looks like your running 20-30 mono.  The line wont snap on that, luckily. Looks like a small nest, not too bad. Pickable.

 

Nowadays i worry less about the last 1% extra distance. I have all my reels tuned to be able to full power cast into a direct headwind. I sacrifice some distance for being bombproof.

 

Id literally look for days with stupid winds, spend a few hours trying to blow up a reel.  If it works in a headwind, itll work 100% in any other conditions.

 

But still always carry a backup reel. Usually a spinner, as a last ditch failsafe option. Lol

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10 hours ago, KarpsnKatz said:

Yes, I learned it pays to have a back up plan, just in case. No, it’s an International 975cs.

I din't need an International, but always wanted one.

 

I always carry an extra rig and pick out a bad backlash when I get home and can do it with my feet kicked up, a magnifying loop , a pick, and a beer to two.

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9 hours ago, Seakarp said:

Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner!

When you man up and fish conventional for distance you must be prepared for the worst.

It happens to everyone, but that sweet whine and smooth retrieve are worth it.

I think the old Squidders sound the best when you cast them.

 

8 hours ago, Heavy Hooksetter said:

I guess the swiftness of my eyes has deceived me, I should have known by looking at the free spool button instead of the lever like on the Calcutta's. 

HH

It's easy to do. A lot of those types of reels look similar.

 

55 mins ago, oc1 said:

I din't need an International, but always wanted one.

 

I always carry an extra rig and pick out a bad backlash when I get home and can do it with my feet kicked up, a magnifying loop , a pick, and a beer to two.

I always slobbered over the Internationals when they where new, however at the time, they were out of my price range. I saw the one in the picture for sale, and decided to go for it. It was pretty much my mid life crisis purchase. The de-backlashing process has begun.

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23 hours ago, KarpsnKatz said:

Had to scratch the itch, and being most of my freshwater spots are underwater for the foreseeable future, I decided to hit the surf late Saturday night. First two casts were flawless. Third cast, however, atomic meltdown. Two things learned:

1) If you don't feel comfortable, don't make the cast.

2) Bring a back up reel.

2536F80C-C987-411B-A176-C200558650C7.jpeg

<5 minutes and I could pluck that nest out... I have skills!
 And a lot of practice.

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3 mins ago, triumph said:

<5 minutes and I could pluck that nest out... I have skills!
 And a lot of practice.

I'm currently taking a crash course in advanced nest picking. Whats in the picture is about half as small as it originally was.

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