Real good news!!
Wishing you complete and faster recovery!
For $600 I would try to get a used pair: Shimano Talica 12 2 speed, and a Seeker 6470H (Black Steel is fine). 7 feet rod would be a good length.
It is truly amazing that such a black nondescript blank be transformed into a piece of art that pleases the eyes of many. Some of my non-fishing...
The Lexa 400 HD (for Heavy Duty?) is better than the other Lexa models. Capacity is OK, retrieve rate is very good, and it is a smooth operating...
Would you please tell us the dimensions of the case?
USPS; package in a tube; send as Priority mail; ship as NONRECTANGULAR package.
Better yet, here are excellent instructions I received recently...
I sent a PM to you.
Looking forward to receiving your response.
I have been to both; LB is much more substantial a show.
First or second day is the time to go, not the weekend; this is excellent advice from Erik.
I assume that the $1M is the maximum you would accept? That is, if someone offers you more than $1M, you would turn them down, right ...?
The Seeker d8 pinhead is a real nice rod!
And your son likes it :)
It may be worth it for you all to find a reel clamp and use it with a good Lexa...
Last summer, I gave my youngster (7 years old) a Daiwa SL20SH, and a softer 6 ft Calstar West Coast glass rod. He has not used the set up in any...
** Daiwa Lexa 300/400 (HD only), for the low profile type reels.
** Shimano Talica 8 ii, for 2-speed reel.
** Newell P-220, for distance casting....
I wonder if there is a similar solution for the higher speed Tranx 500 HG (6.1:1)? Are there any good longer handles that would fit the Tranx 500...
For Rockfish, I like a levelwind reel such as the Daiwa Saltist in the 20 size: good value.
A step up in price would be a Daiwa Lexa HD 400 with...
Classic quality + cleanliness; what else can one ask for in this class of tackle?
I have seen this kind of glass and it looks real good and bends real nice too!
Thanks for the guidance!
Thanks for the response!
If you have a photo of that "Tiger deep red glass of the 70s", I would love to see it.
Thanks much in advance :)
What difference did you experience using the d8 and the ord8?
Thank you all for your suggestions and for sharing your experience with shipping long rods.
I went to the Post Office to get a price estimate and...
What advice do you have for someone who has to ship an 8ft rod?
The rod is going from Colorado to So Cal.
Would you recommend USPS?...
Very good point!
I missed the improvement by setting up the reel handle properly.
I wonder if any one has recommendations for reels with the best compromise of cranking power and retrieve speed? the reels I tried either had a...
The letters refer to generations of reels.
The earliest is called the Blackies, and they were followed by the P series, then the G (Graphite)...
I would like to buy the BORD8.
I live and work in West LA.
Please let me know when I can come pick the blank.
These Daiwa rods provide excellent value.
The 870 has a medium action, and is very versatile.
That is it can be used in many applications, rock...
Newer technology has its advantages.
The Talicas are relatively new and are very good 2 speed reels; and the trini silver are also relatively...
The 6X would be good for heavy lures and large baits, 40 lb for sure, and may be 50 lb line too.
If casting is important, I like the Shimano...
May be a Seeker inshore pro type rod on the heavier side would be fun? I would look at ratings around 20 or 25 lbs, I would also prefer a full top...
X3 Talica 12 II
Or Talica 10 II, if small size is preferred
Got the powder when my 50 lb line was new.
But now after many uses, no more powder.
It would be good to know if those of us getting the powder...
Good to have the update; Thanks!
Looking at reasonable line ratings (that is, excluding the nonsense 10-80 lb kind) and looking at the rods tip and butt sizes, I found some...
After I arrived in LA quite a few years ago, I decided that I wanted to fish... Got a book on fishing and read it cover to cover. My girlfriend at...
Really appreciate your recommendation.
Will pursue this very good idea!
Can such a system hold shotguns?
What is the brand, and how can I buy one?
Many thanks Kris!
Is the brand "Cannoy", I can not see the table on the safe accurately.
Please let me know if you have recommendations for a way to store a few shotguns (home defense, and hunting). The goal is to prevent access by...
If I was expanding from one rod to three, this set would be ideal!
Real good looking, and a very useful line rating range.
Only thing, I never...
For me, a Truline rod does the job better than some of the newer glass and composite rods.
While for reels, I feel better with a Japanese reel,...
Based on what you wrote, and what Styx wrote, sounds like a kind of lure I would like to have.
Please send me a set of good colors. Double...
Please educate me on the use of these lures.
And yes, also let us know the weight and length.
Wonderful to hear about the success of the pacemaker.
Congratulations; and welcome back to the fishing grounds we all enjoy :)
A 2 speed reel with levelwind and line counter :)
Too complex, I suppose?
In 8ft, look at the Black Steel Seeker 6480H, and Super Seeker 6480 and 6480H.
Pull on them and see what you like.
I also came across the Super...
You may want to take a look at thread we had last December:
How many Rods do you need?
Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by Status007,...
Yes! UC rods are a great option too!
In 7 ft, I like the models 870 and 670.
In 8 ft, I like the 270-8h. Seeker or calstar... calstar a little stiffer than seeker. I prefer the black...
Thanks very much to you Steve, and Todd for sharing the info.
Since I live in LA, I will stop by Carson and hopefully pick up a rack.
Thanks much for your day at Catalina story!
Good luck to you every time you go out there.
Hope the winds do not stay with us for long!
It is wonderful to have a chance as a father to provide such a good time to your son , particularly given his needs. You and the mom and the...
Jim would have the right stuff!
Darin: take a look at that opportunity first thing.
One of those that were sold by Sports Chalet before they closed their shops, would be great.
I am in LA, and will pick up within a reasonable...
I second Chris' recommendation for a Seeker 6480H, and I would also look at the 6480. The 6480 is a standard 30 lb rod that may cast well also. A...
Thank you for your great work on the BD site.
It serves our hobby really well, and therefore offer plenty of enjoyable time for many...
Are the owner flyliner circle hooks? Does it matter?
If you prefer an 8 footer, I like the 6480h. Seeker Black Steel Graphite.
Otherwise, you cannot go wrong with Croaker's suggestion of 6470, the...
I am looking for the tan version of the rod (WC), not the BWC.
It is a present and it would work better as a tan one.
Please let me know if any one has a Calstar WC 270-8H for sale.
Elite restaurant in Monterrey Park, the newer Chinatown area of Los Angeles.
Superb red snapper and sculpin, steamed, Cantonese style.
Very good leader material.
Easy to handle, did not break on me yet (used 25 lb and 20 lb versions fishing for YT). Not a problem encountered so far.
This story is like a dream come true!
What can be better than good fishing, most probably in clean water, with a good caring personable...
Thanks much for the valuable information!
Are these worms visible?
No deckhand or captain ever mention a thing about these worms ! ? :)
Fish eggs are not popular ... But minority of people like it, and the roe in the Barries may be better than other fish roe ... Cannot remember for...
Shiny lures work, if not, switch to live bait.
Keep a bend in the rod and do not pump, a steady grind with no slack in the line ever, avoids the...
Very tastefully done!
Am wondering why the hypalon, and why not a reel seat?
Old school input on the subject: 270H-8 and the old Daiwa Sealine or Newell 220 :)
My vote goes to the Daiwa Saltiga. Numbers like retrieve speed, and max drag are superior. And I had some experience with the 35 model (a bit...
The seeker lines vary in action.
My experience is that the most power and a bit more stiffness is found in the Super Seekers.The Black Steel...
Wonderful to see the starting youngster fisherman smiling and having fun!
Kudos to Daddy, and kudos to the crew of the New Del Mar!
My vote goes to the 196-8 suggestion as an anchovy 8 footer.
For additional backbone, I like the 270H-8.
Seeker Black Steel Graphite line...
This is all a wonderful story!
The coloring your daughter chose, and you following what she asks ... WONDERFUL!
The result is a very personalized...
For me, the gold Trinidad at $250 :)
These are classic reels and they will perform.
And you will be proud to own it for a long time!
Daiwa Saltiga 30T, used but in good shape; probably $300, may be more, $350?
Trinidad 20 Gold, used but in good shape; around $250
The above 2...
Calstar or Seeker.
Glass or composite, depending on your budget.
870 (20-30 lb), or 670 (30-40lb) for 7 ft rods,
270H-8 (20-30 lb), 196-8 (15-30...
Came across a seeker 820, same rating: 15-50.
Really nice action rod, soft tip and enough backbone!
There is nothing "manly" about refusing a checkup.
We certainly should listen to the trusted doctors suggestions.
I appreciate the writing by...
For a 20 lb leader or top shot, I like the 870; for 30 lb I like the 270H 8, or a 670.
And using a lighter outfit for fun is understandable, of...
The Lexa 400 will do the job well for your light jigs and plastics. A good longer rods with a soft tip will be appropriate. I like the Seeker...
For Yellowtail and Dorado, I would not shy away from using a Sealine SLOSH 30. It has a fast retrieve, and is light. The max drag is not high...
1. First catch was a Carp at Big Bear Lake. I was trying my hand with fishing equipment, all new to me, and I had a gold plated treble hook,...
These are real good choices; 670 & 6470, are well liked by many. The 670 for 30 lb. and the 6470 for 40 lb.
Do not know about the 870H, but...
In the Calstar line, I came across a 6480L that behaves in a way that may fit your target rod. Lighter tip, but still can be loaded with a heavier...
Clean design! and the result is a very nice looking rod.
The rod will "leave your family", but another family will be the happy holder of your...
The way it goes is probably as below.
You start with a 20 lb rod and reel which people told you will cover a lot of fishing applications, and it...
I have seen the factory wrapped version of the same rod.
Yours beat them by a mile!
Congratulations to your lucky grandsons!
Lings are the favorite prize of many these days, and for good reasons. They are tasty, fishing for them is fun, and they can be had in relatively...
Must say I have experience with Saltiga LD35 2 speed, but not with Talica 12 ii
So not completely credible ... :)
I second Gerry's suggestion of Talica 12 ii, and as an alternative, the Saltiga LD 35.
The 35 may be a bit smaller in size, its numbers like max...
Great reel, wish I was in the market for one.
I like its two gear ratios, you can tell the difference when fishing its two speeds!
Good luck with...
That Toro stuff is the best!
Wonderful report; Thank you Mario!
Enjoy your Toro, is that the right name of the tuna belly at sushi bars?
For me, I enjoy "fishing on the...
For long casts, and super high retrieve speed, the Lexa 400 HD, perhaps in the 7.1 gear ratio, so that you may have some torque to work with in...
High quality wrapping!
Thanks for sharing.
The Truline you have for sale is a very beautiful rod!
I just think the 4X is softer than what I am looking for at this time.
Thanks and best of...
What is the Truline model number?
Can you post more photos of that rod?
I like the sheath as well as the pliers!
How can I get a sheath like that done?
After a fishing trip, I take down the reels I used from their rods, and wipe them clean with a wet towel (just plain fresh water).
I make sure...
Talica 12 would be my choice.
It is the smallest sized Talica that is built for heavy duty.
I like to choose as such to maximize utility and...
Whenever I am interested in buying the reel, I make sure I ask about the reason for the sale and the history of acquiring the reel, etc.....
I liked your confessing that you "want it to just have" !!
A very good reason to get the rod ... life is short :)
In addition, Sabres are very...
I would consider the 270-8, the 196-8 and the 270H-8.
I have used the 270H-8 in both CalStar glass and Seeker Black Steel graphite, and the...
The Daiwa reels offer good options. If budget is not an issue, consider a Saltiga. If you can find the good old star drag Saltiga, the 30T and...
I second Gerry's opinion above and also the good practical advice from Mark. Below info may or may not add much to what you got already.
Quality is most important for us ... boat and skipper, that is.
I am seeking your recommendations for the best 6 pack charter out of Dana Point, Newport Beach, San Pedro, or Long Beach. A trip for 6 guys...
Thank you Jerr for your valuable advice.
I will be on the lookout for one of these rods to buy.
Thanks for the response.
What does the "O" indicate in the D8 version you mention?
My apologies for this question which may have been addressed already, and may be more than once... If so, just a pointer to the discussion will...
Thanks for the great news!
Nice dorado !!
Myself, and others on the fishing boat who borrowed my Boomerang, we all like the tool quite a bit! :)
Here is the Amazon link:
The 35 is a great size in the Daiwa reels (other than Sealine, I guess).
The reels are compact and still hold plenty of line... I also like the...
Agreed! The 270H 8 is a great rod. It is really versatile: with 8 ft and a soft tip, it can cast well. AND it has a good backbone to fight with....
What is the model number on the Seeker Classic?
And are all the other guides in good shape?
And finally, can you ship to LA?
Do you know what does the CT mean or indicate in the G6480-CT model?
I can try to be there at 5 pm.
Is the address 1200 Flower St, Burbank, CA 91502?
I also need a cell phone number to communicate to...
I am located on the west side of LA.
I may be able to go through your area today.
Where and when can I come to see the holders?
I would be interested in taking a look and potentially buying 2 of your rod holders.
Where are you located in SF Valley? I can come to see...
Will text you.
The new reel looks like a sophisticated, as well as a lean and mean machine!!
The 35 size is a real good one too.
Your casting experience counts more than my reading of what seems to be accepted knowledge regarding casting by lever vs. star drags.
Saltiga star drag reels are prized for their strength, smoothness, and also because they cast well relative to the lever drag models. So, a 5.1...
The 300 HD; 30 lb braid; 20-25 leader/top shot.
It will cover most of your needs with a light, easy to hold rig, at less cost.
Only if you are...
Appreciate the info, and the nicely written report which makes one feel they were on the trip too!
Daiwa Sealine 20 and 30 are great reels. They cast very well, provide smooth and strong enough drag, are well priced and light weight....
One more thought occurred to me.
Even though not proven yet with enough use, the new Lexa 300 and 400 HD may be good alternatives due to their...
In addition to the sizes 30 and 40, the Daiwa BG comes in size 35 too. The 35 is compact, but has enough capacity to hold a good amount of 40 or...
Second the request for a picture...
Second the Saltiga LD2. Strength (torque and drag), as well as high retrieve speed, in a compact package. The 40, and may be even the 35, should...
Nice work; and rather original in nature, not copy of other styles.
Thanks for sharing!
Seeker or Calstar 670 may be real good choices: versatile, soft tipped for casting, and with the backbone to support you in a good fight. I like...
I am not familiar with the BOR36 model, or many of the Truline models actually. I have some experience with a C4X, 7 feet. It was...
270-8H for lighter jigs and line, and 6480L for one step up in jig weight and line rating.
Both rods are soft tipped so the casting is made...
My old favorites are a Daiwa and two Newell.
For casting, the Daiwa SL20SH: casts really far, light weight, and smooth drag.
Limited to one reel, I would take a Saltiga LD35 2-Speed.
The gears are 3:1 and 6:1, providing two real distinct experiences: higher torque at...
Congratulations on a great catch on your trip!
To make it a bit easier on you at future outings, you may want to go with a 7 ft rod. And...
Real good looking work and obviously done with enthusiasm and your heart in it!
Very nice of you to share with us.
To the best of my knowledge, after the "Blackies", came the most popular P series. Then, there was a G series, then a "no letter" series,...
Thanks very much for your suggestion of Craigslist.
I often miss thinking of that good option.
I contacted the seller for more info.
Contacted and stopped by Wils Sport and Tackle today.
Good rack, but a bit pricey for me.
I enjoyed the visit to the tackle shop any...
Very reasonable choices.
Hope you will enjoy you new tackle and do well with it.
I am located in Los Angeles.
If the Okuma rack is well built, I would be interested.
Please send me a photo or two.
Dimensions would be...
I have emailed the folks at Squidco.
Let us see if they can help.
The best casting reels are cheaper than the Talica 2 speed lever drag.
Many knowledgeable people wrote, and it agrees with my experience, the...
Would like to buy a rack, on rollers, well built of quality wood, and capable of accommodating saltwater fishing rods up to 9 feet, with handles...
Are any of these racks still available?
Will they hold saltwater rods comfortably?
Money aside, and numbers wise, the Daiwa Saltiga 2 speed looks great in the 35 and 40 sizes. Speed of the high gear in inches per turn, max drag...
I particularly like the Seeker Black Steel 870. I have one, and I find that it provides both the lighter feel which is nice...
Seeker 270 7'. Either the Black Steel model (composite, at more $), or the classic model (E Glass, at less $). They are softer than their counter...
Good start off the season, THANKS for the useful info on red crab!
Yes Sean, I see the same with Calstar rods as well.
I got my son a Calstar 870, and I have one.
Both are rated the same 15-40 lb.
But my son's...
Thanks for giving us the manager name (Jose)!
I will ask about him at Fred Hall's expo in a couple of weeks.
The situation with our rods (Jon and...
Fred Hall's expo is coming up and we can try talking to the Seeker folks then.
Does not hurt to try again.
I also like the rod I bought,...
We need the Seeker folks to explain what they have done, and why, and how come, etc ... :)
Thanks much for your input, Dreamer!
How does the action of your two 870-7 American Series rods compare?
Does the 15(25)40 feel heavier than the 15(20)25?
What I have is the 7 ft rod, and it is labeled 870-7 and as you said, it SHOULD be rated 25-39 as the current web site states now... or may be...
I bought a used black seeker classic labeled BSC 870 and the line rating stated on the rod is 15 (20) 25.
When I compared it to other Seeker and...
Can we see photos of the 6470?
How long ago did you buy it?
And what kind of guides does it have?
Folks, thanks very much for my education!!
My 4X is as described by Jerr: a light live bait rod up to 20 lb. My 4X rod taper is rather slow,...
Nice memories, Tony.
I have not gotten your input on the action and use of a 5X. Would it be the next in line up in heaviness to a 4X, which I...
Nice feel to your adventure with the old 5X.
Please keep me posted on the meeting with the wrapper, and what will be done. :)
Thanks for the good advice!
I was concerned about that rod: cut down, not original factory wrap, braided handles, and now you have confirmed it...
Thanks jiggyn for the info!
The rod I am considering is 7' 6.75" long; and most likely a chocolate glass from the colors in the photos. So it may...
Would any one let me know about 5X and B5X. I have seen some sheets that indicate Medium 30-50 lb; and one Dynamo rod labeled 20-85 lb. It has...
Interested in the Saltiga.
Forgot how to send a PM :(
Have not been on the boards for a while.
Let me know if it is still available?
You may want to start with an outfit that is VERSATILE to initially cover a wide range of fishing line weight, live bait, and jigging.
Reading the original post again, it may be just a mistake in the labeling of your G870?
Almost all 870 rods I cam across are rated 15-40 lb.
I have used my old school 100% E-Glass Calstar WC 6480L for jigs.
It is 8', with some give at the tip for better casting.
Also plenty of...
Second the WC Calstar 870
It covers a wide range of applications and has the backbone to handle a yellowtail or larger fish.
As far as reels, I...
Would you please tell me what blank is the 7 ft Sabre? And how old is it?
THANKS so much for the info!!
I will get there soon to check the action on the 500.
I assume they let folks check them, no?
Thanks for your response.
You wrote: "I was at the shop the other day."
Would you please tell me which shop you mean? Did you go to the Calstar...
Thanks much for sharing your use of the calstar 500!
And for the info on the blank at Charkbait. It is a good price for that blank,...
How do you like the Calstar 500 for your Salmon trolling?
How heavy a bait/lure you are trolling and how deep do you troll?
Are the 500...
Thanks for the info!
I liked the Calstar 610 and the apparently equivalent vintage Sabre 671 that I bought a month ago.
Their action is on...
I came across a Calstar 610 rod in a couple of tackle shops.
The rod seems very similar to a vintage chocolate Sabre 671 I bought recently and...
Is the Black Max Graphite a composite of fiber glass and graphite, or is it made of pure graphite?
Thanks in advance.
Thanks very much for your quick response.
Yes, you are correct. The lower gear ratio (4.9:1) is supposed to give the fisherman the ability...
Would you please explain why the 4.9:1 gears?
Did the reel not provide enough torque with the 6.1:1 gears?
Many thanks in advance for your answer!
Thanks for the detailed info!
I did get a rod already.
I look forward to meeting you at the Cerritos swap meet.
And if I am able to come...
Thanks to you all good folks who responded.
I found and bought a vintage factory wrapped Saber 670.
Thanks; do not know about the blank you mentioned.
I like however your quote "If it smells like Albacore, eat it." ! :)
I will take a look right now!
Would it do the job that I am looking for (40 lb line, without a very fast taper?
Thanks much; but I am interested in an already wrapped rod and info on the action on these models.
By the way, how come both blanks you...
Sent you a PM.
I know I like 7 ft, and I do not like very fast action, but not sure which model: 670c or 671c or 6470?
if you have one for sale please post;...
Many thanks for the info.
I do like the parabolic action, a bit easier on our backs.
However 50-100 is too high for my kind of fishing (inshore,...
What is the 70xh like in power, action and line rating?
Prefer pick up around LA area.
If you have one to sell, please send a photo.
Separate names with a comma.