Yeah, he said the guy dropped off his fishing gear on the boat super early (probably to guarantee himself a bunk) then went back to his truck to...
Monday morning. I got to the landing when all the cops were there. Gus on the Pursuit said it was 3 men who robbed the guy. Didn’t take any of his...
It sounds like you’re a fan of pretty looking reels with cheap internals. Makaira and Avet.
Late post, but OCT mint again.
Looking for a good blank to throw plastics with. 1/2-3/4 oz. Seeker or Calstar. Looked at a GX8, but I feel it may be too light. I want it light...
Again, no one has claimed to buy only USA products. Congrats on the lack of comprehension.
Not this retarded argument again. You buy American when given the choice. No one claims to buy American only.
Yeti is not going to hurt for anyone’s business here. They’re super mainstream now. All the hipsters love to take their overpriced coolers for...
Fred Hall. $28 on Charkbait
Bought a few of these last month. I’ve been on just one trip. Surface fishing was extremely slow, but I landed the only surface fish in the trip...
I’ve owned Avet MXJ and JX. Also, Fathom 25LD2 and 40LD2. The Avets sounded and felt terrible after a year of usage. This grinding noise- reading...
Any room on your boat?
Well, shit. Can't return my custom 770XH now. You in the market for one? I'll even throw in some masking tape to help cover up my name and the...
Don't have a trip planned yet. Maybe a 3 day out of Mexico next year for some cows. Not necessarily "long range". YFT cow hunting best describes...
Cow hunting down south for YFT
Hello fellow BD'ers,
I want to slowly accumulate a long range arsenal so that I don't blow $5k in gear at once when I'm ready to go.
I have all...
Gold Penn 16VS. Loaded with 100# braid. Like new. 2 speed. PM for pics if interest. $300
Location is sun valley/ Burbank. Will ship. PayPal gift.
That's some super nice gear for a "noob". As others have said, 20# on the Tranx. The Torium can fish 25# or 30#. Just read the captains reports...
I have a couple Torque star drags in black. They were offered before, but discontinued. They don't make the lever drags in black. The Fathoms are...
Sorry, not a Burberry person.
When I was new to rockfishing I had a blind side by side taste test of almost all rockfish species. Made the test so that I had no predetermined...
I recently purchased a used 16 VS then realized it did not have the drag I was looking for offshore. I put it up for trade on the...
Penn International 16 VS. This was an impulse buy. Bought from a BD member and never used. I later realized The reel I need is a 16 VSX. Reel is...
I have a feeling Justin Bieber, if he fished, would fish a Tranx.
CHINA CHINA CHINA CHINA
I follow the law. That is all. Gotta love message boards. Everyone is a fcking Phd level Marine biologist, ecologist and conservationist. Why even...
No wonder this stupid thing keeps glitching and crashing.
Your photoshop skills are terrible.
Is Amazon considered local?
Tito Ortiz fished Andros and his handle broke off in the middle of the fight and he lost his fish.
Bet they taste terrible. Baby meat is better.
Not surprising coming from Northern California. I'd never board a boat that doesn't allow spectra. Don't tell me how to live my life.
Yeah, I definitely don't envy boat owners. But, you have to respect their commitment.
Lol. Gotta love that Google pic. Gets everyone so damn triggered.
You misunderstood me. So, relax and take a deep breath. Not that I credit your...
Spectra is super important on party boats. You can easily slice through the anchored googans using mono when you're on a fish. Especially on a 1/2...
So much anger.
BASS setups and this lure would kill it!
That tackle is not American. ;)
That's actually not me. I was just throwing a bit of chum out there for the feeding frenzy going on. Here's one I caught at Catalina with 100% USA...
We get it, you're an Okuma hype boy. Your Avatar already made that clear. Good for you.
I don't see any numbers on them. You jump to more conclusions than my GF.
He didn't keep 8. Try reading the thread. Just sayin.
Woah. Took me back to 10th grade history class. :appl:
I LOVE BAITCASTERS!!!!!!!!
...but you sure as shit will when it's time for maintenance.
Keep your homosexual bunk encounters to yourself.
I think his report is that his right nut sack itched slightly more than his left. He took the risk and scratched the right one for 3 more hours...
I love BASS rods! Perfect for this type of fishing!!!!
Not all Penns are foreign made. ;)
I have a ton of products made overseas, Apple, Samsung, etc. It's just a fact of life in 2017 and I usually don't think twice about it.
Calstar 800xlh or 800L
$19 BIG5 boots are awesome
Guys, it was a legal fish caught on a BASS setup. I'm just demonstrating how perfect BASS setups are for yellowtail. I freaking love baitcasters!!!!
NOw youre getting it
Trinidad. HAnds down
Well, this thread just got disturbing....
The entire picture isn't quite as eye popping as federal, but like I said, the fact remains that less than half the US prison population is...
Less than half the US prison population is in there for violent crime. And the drug population in prison is significant. Here are statistics of...
It's contradictive to want safer communities and harsh prison sentences. The statistics are significant and obvious. Lock up a petty criminal...
I'm more interested in preventing crime and making our communities safer than exacting eye for an eye revenge on people. I guess that is where our...
You jumped the shark here. I have no sympathy for convicts. But, I'd much rather find a way for them to stop committing crime in our communities...
...and if ya'll don't darn like this country you can giiiiiit out! Critical thinking for productive solutions is for pussies!
Your observational skills are impeccable. Too bad your rudimentary perspective lacks several factors.
It's actually quite an extensive series of solutions that focuses on the rehabilitation of the prisoner rather than driving him to lifelong...
I understand you're emotional about getting your things stolen and want revenge (like any normal person), but locking people up is simply not the...
Not to go way off topic here, but we jail way too many people in this country. It's ridiculous. It's our lazy solution to everything. It has...
I also shopped at Walmart yesterday and saved myself a few bucks.
Oh, plenty of companies will insure them. They'll just make sure to stick it to them pretty damn hard
Screw it. I'll board the Eclipse this summer. Light loads and cheaper boarding out of LA. Thanks for the extra elbow room, guys.
Definitely, and that's your right to do so. I won't be boarding them either. It just all seems like a bit of an overreaction for those calling for...
I understand where you're coming from here. I'd be willing to bet many deckies and captains don't have the cleanest records... some of which may...
The Fathoms are incredible reels for the money. You won't find anything near as good for the price. Penn really knocked it out of the park with...
You should be investing that time into reading a book instead.
87% of internet stats are made up.
Save up a little longer and put $250 on a reel and $150 on a rod. Way more options.
I cut the dropper loop for WSB and lingcod as well. Standard dropper loop cut about half an inch from the main line. 25# Never failed.
Lol. I was definitely more disturbed by those hands than the worms.
I'm well aware that parasites in fish are common, but I recently ran into someone who refuses to fish from San Diego to Channel Islands because...
What about a size limit on the people catching them? America has a serious problem with obesity.
Wow! That's very impressive. Good for him. I was unaware that BASS setups were meant for such applications. Thanks for the information. I'm sure...
Why not? BASS setups are great for yellowtail.
Why are so many people under the impression that Trump will overturn every environmental law/regulation that has passed since 1899? Let's not...
I love using bass set ups for yellowtail.
You'll probably only be provided with small to medium sardine right now
I wasn't the victim, but the captain did everything within his power. He parked, as you wrote, he came down (and all the deckhands) and searched...
Those blue Avets are a hot commodity. I was on the Old Glory two weeks ago and some guys Blue Avet JX Raptor got stolen. Fuck thieves.
You ask for permission before spending your own money? Sorry to hear. That sounds terrible.
You can also use a few feet of tuna cord and some super glue. I did that with with my thinner rods.
Pacific Queen is going to get a giant portion of the votes, especially here, because they always get big counts (along with big loads). There is...
Life makes a lot more sense now.
You're a Kal fan. Your shit talking privileges about liberals are revoked. Like being a Jewish neonazi.
Quickly, I was out there too.
Boarded the Old Glory. Boat did 58YT for 20 people-pretty good day. Got there a bit late, maybe 7:30-8:00ish...
Keep the Mak and grow into it. Trust me, a year or two from now you'll thank your early 2017 self. Keep the Metaloid instead and you'll find...
Penn Torque 30LD2 or 25NLD2. Right in between the two reels you're talking about in gear ratio. USA made too.
Getting back from a 1.5. Saw the BFT boils. The class of the fish is being exaggerated. Captain announced they caught one yesterday. 15# class. I...
I'll be there Saturday. I'll throw out the Tanner special (biggest glow flat fall) while everyone else sleeps. Look for me on the next edition of...
GIVE ME YOUR ADDRESS!
800L is my go-to as well. Everything from smaller BFT, 30+ grade YT, and bigger WSB. Just covers a lot of socal fishing.
You sound rich. Can we hang out?
There are a lot of jackasses on here. This one might be the king.
Bump for good seller.
Damn. That has to be frustrating. Such a great rod too.
Found it. Nvm. Deckhand
There was some weird dog guy trying to sell one for months on here. I think he was Local for you. Styxx or something like that.
You must like gays.
Reel has SOLD.
Maybe one day you'll mature enough to understand that personal preference doesn't make one product inferior to another. Or as you call it, "Gay"...
Please elaborate. I'm curious as to what makes a reel "gay". Does it have feelings for same model reels?
Last price drop and bump. Doesn't sell at this low price I'll just keep it.
Looking for something that'll catch cow YFT
Looking for calstar or seeker. Thanks for the offer.
Thanks for the offer, but only interested in heavy gear. Preferably Internationals.
Here's the box for those who add value to the reel because of the box.
Thanks for the offer. Forgot to mention. No rollers.
SOLD SOLD SOLD
I have a mint 30A. Loaded with 500yards of 80# J Braid. 25 yards of 20# Seaguar fluoro. Comes with Shimano neoprene cover,...
Great reel. Great price. GLWS.
This talking animal thing is weird.
Do you recommend booking there or online? I've found that sometimes I find much cheaper rates once there, but I also don't want to let my friends...
Okay. Done reading.
Need some advice/suggestions. Looks like I'll be headed to Cabo with a bunch of greenhorns who want to fish. Everything I'm finding for...
Please answer your PM, Jason.
You won't find a deal nearly that good here. The blank is worth more than that.
Torques have them too.
All Avets do. Should be etched underneath the logo.
I pick and choose what's convenient for my morals. Kinda like what most do with the Bible.
Sorry, but that boat never sailed for some of us. Especially when the American product is considerably better than the foreign.
The best. Seeker and UC are excellent as well.
Fathoms are awesome reels. I have a 40NLD2. I think only the made in USA Penn models have SN's
Avets and Penns do too. I'm sure there are others.
Fish USA products, not China. Tons of great options for USA products in tackle.
I've never been to your house, Gary. You're confusing me with Jim who said he's been to your house.
Wrong person. I've never picked up any free gear.
I'm not playing games. They really don't have serial numbers. Unless I'm just missing where...
Dunno, I wouldn't call my Saltigas and Trinidads off brand or cheapies.
Put 8 postcards in the mail today. Go ahead! Ask me for serial #'s!!
Well, except for the Daiwa and Shimano reels. They don't have numbers.
I filled them out already. :(
Decided to register all my reels. I have 5 Penn reels. One of the boxes was missing the postcard. Is there a way to register online? I created an...
Woah. This post is dangerously loaded with some wild assumptions. I'm talking about used gear, bought new, that I obviously listed well below...
Well, I guess it is true then. Registering all my reels is the solution. Thanks.
It may be more reasonable to dump my anectodal evidence along with my aluminum hat than to refuse a picture of a serial number.
You're misunderstanding the root for my hesitation to share serial numbers. I'm not hiding anything. I just find it odd that the only potential...
I've had guys pretend to be very interested, ask me for serial number pics, then went silent. I'm not sure what they did with those #s, but I'll...
Does the bold text and caps help you get your point across more clearly? Maybe I should do the same.
For the record, BD has some great pricing....
It's a case by case scenario.
Back during the Sport Chalet days, I had a friend who bought a reel with a one item 25% off coupon, then was able...
You live in L.A., not Idaho. You have options.
Also, I found it hilarious that after the Maximus blew out their Accurate inventory on FB, BD was suddenly saturated with Accurate reels going for...
Obvious used car salesman tactics.
I'm not bothered when these reels are sold at 20-25% off with no tax and line. That's pretty much what I can get at my tackle shop for any reel....
What are the differences between the American model and Japanese model
Not sure, but my Trinidads are hitting the sale floor as soon as they do. I only have them because I'm not a fan of buying from eBay.
I stand corrected. I have the 10H and it does not. I assumed they were the same.
1. It does not automatically flip into gear when you turn the handle. You have to manually flip the lever.
2. As mentioned, it's not a clicker,...
Read the OP. JUST reel
Nice stuff. Too bad bad the price isn't.
Reel is pending payment.
Why start a new thread?
25 or bigger
Forgot to mention I still have the box and paperwork. Reel is still under 2 year service plan.
It's smaller and lighter, but with more drag capabilities.
Valiant. Been on about 5 boat rides and has rarely left the rack. Spooled nearly to the top with 50# maxcuatro. $330 or trade for Penn Torque...
Free Bump for a good seller and a sexy reel. Thanks again for the 15, Ton!
I have a Torque15ld2. I believe they're the same size. I was able to add 300yds of 40# J braid.... since the maxcuatro is 15% thinner then 345yds?
Are you looking for factory or custom?
I'll give you some credit here. Frankly, I'm surprised you didn't go with the, "Your mom" zinger.
All true. Just making a point to not be afraid to fish 60# line on it. The reel can handle it. But thanks for clarifying. I'd never fish it at...
I'm not here to impress you with the hope to be invited on your, or anyone else's boat, bud. Just calling you out on your ridiculous reasoning for...
Wait, so you're overcharging those who are willing to pay because a completely different, and unrelated party was unwilling to do so? Seems fair.
I'm confused as to how being a character witness to the person whose character is being attacked can be classified as "dick riding". But,...
If that is indeed Shawn's boat, I can verify that he is a very well known and respected captain. I'd say we are missing a part of the story.
That boat doesn't look that close.
Fished 50 easy. The reel has max drag of 40#. It's a beast. Don't be afraid to fish it even heavier.
So... that was scary! I removed the side plate, then loosened the preset knob and opened the frame. There was tons of heavy grease in the gears...
I'll cautiously open it up tonight and update. Thanks everyone.
Yeah, I definitely think I hear some grinding. I was trying to avoid sending it in because of a possible month or longer Turn Around Time, but I...
Are you sure? That's really odd. I got 550yds of 80# maxcuatro and 50 yards of 50# mono on my 40NLD2. That's what the shop charged me anyways.
Need some help.
I recently purchased two brand new Torques. 15LD2 and 25NLD2. The freespool on the 25NLD2 is amazing. But, I thought I noticed...
Sheesh. I said later. Updated.
No. It's a spool lock.
Not sure what's the heaviest it will take, but I have mine with 80# maxcuatro with a 60# fluoro leader.
I'm sure you'll be good since they're back to island fishing. Good luck.
They're all in it to make a living. But, obviously some operations love profit more than they love fishing.
WTT but for high end reels. Will add cash on top.
Interesting. This must be why they didn't report. Thanks for sharing.
Those are some blingy, fancy, foreign reels. GLWS
2 reels. PM if interested.
Avet MXJ. Fully serviced by Bob Sands about 2 months ago. 3/4 spool of 50# maxcuatro. $150
For a variety of reasons; and I'll do everyone a favor and leave it at that.
The only person I see in this thread who should be embarrassed is you.
Just listened to the Freedom report. Captain said they lost a lot of fish due to light gear. Recommended 40-50lb....obviously no harm in using...
Good luck selling that one to the captain. I think he's talking about the reports of bluefin chewing through 40-50#
Looks like they're limiting them to 36 people now-should be a good trip. You can probably count on tuna fishing offshore for your trip. Don't...
Bow is pretty small. It'll feel extremely small with 45 on board. Work on short casts. Bring your heavy gear In addition to your moderate gear....
Bruh, serious question. Have you grown any pubes yet?
What about the half burnt weed nugs?
JX 6.0:1. Single Speed Gold. See picture for condition. Very small boat rash. $200. 65# high vis yellow braid. PM if interested.
reel on the...
Fished about 5x. Very few scratches. Washed every time. 65# white spectra with 30yard mono top shot. Mechanically flawless and comes with box....
JX gold. Single speed. I've owned it about 7 months. Bought it brand new. Very Minor boat scratches. Well taken care of. PM me w fair offer and I...
I used Daiwas clamp. Worked great. Daiwa ARSC1
I have the 10H (the same reel with a smaller spool). It casts like straight butter on titties. It's going to be a great anchovy reel when the...
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