Avoid the 3.5% landing fee
@Surfersteve79 great report, come fish the 2 day charter I am running 9/11-9/13 on the Tomahawk
The Fishermans Landing store is not cheap
@Arvin I would be interested in the chovie aswell
@Olddog8 8 was there a soda fountain on the boat
@Olddog8 Nice write up and great fish, I have a 2 day charter 9/11 to 9/13 on the tomahawk and have spaces let me know if you are interested. It...
cool looking boat, fun to watch it come together
Pretty comprehensive list
@redsnapper517 I sent you a PM
I have a charter that I am organizing for Sept (1st charter) and have had some people drop off, it is set for prime Sept fishing aboard the...
Accurate just released a Tern 500 Narrow and 600 Narrow [MEDIA]
-make sure the motors spin and sound right/even
-if there is a speed regulator make sure it works
-make sure the Chuck stays...
Wish I could fish weekdays!
Damn, wish I was in SD
That is how mine looked at the end of the bottle, I had it for about a year. I have applied it on several rods and they are all clear looking...
@jerryl what part of la are you located in?
@FishRock I get my stuff local at Island Tackle in Carson but if you are in alaska I would order from mudhole. Batson has some YouTube videos on...
This reel is a great 40lb reel for the bft with smooth drag and two speeds to bring the +75lb bft to the boat.
The X tube+EVA (feels like what is used) will not last but the easy fix would be, after it gets wrecked, just cut off the fore grip and layer up...
what do the charters run? I am headed out to cabo in a few months and might try to jump on a boat with a few guys.
I use a hand file, you dont want to take off to much material just enough for a smooth ramp. Make sure the bottom is also smooth because filing...
@flafisher are they all rigged? Including the capt Jimmy's? Will you split up the 18?
Accurate $330 now, Fathom is sold
@hockeyplayer2503 do you have pics of the torium?
Be very clear on what is and isnt included in the price with the boat, you can get bit with galley minimums or additional permits. I got it in...
Fathom pending accurate still available
A rule of thumb is length of elbow to hand for rear grip, I make mine longer on jig sticks so that it is easier to keep a hand on the butt cap
[Penn Fathom 40NLD2 SOLD
Brand new Fathom that has been sitting around waiting for me to build a rod for it but a 10 month old has kept me out of...
This is a great deal!
@Goldenglory18 pm sent on okuma
Watched a guy drop a brand new talica 12 set overboard....that was borrowed. The guy was so bummed, next thing we know someone was able to hook it...
Halibut has still eluded me, nice fish!
I went back and looked at my wrapper and it is metal but still comes loose. I have plastic jaws on my Pac Bay 4 rod dryer.
Why are you selling?
Nice work, I like the color combo
Do you know what the all in cost was?
@calihighfishing I would get something that will last a while. The PacBay is nice but the the ALPS will probably suit you longer, it is also nice...
I would consider the Custom Power Wrapper or Renzetti to be higher end wrappers. I like the CPW that was a direct electric drive, very easy to...
I had one that I bought a while ago and was worried about fishing heavier line so I reached out to Rocky (Avet guru) to see about upgrading the...
I learned on a power wrapper so I have had one since the start (18 years) but I am also using the same pacbay wrapper and it has not let me down....
I just got back from a trip to Thailand (thru Singapore) and had no issues carrying on board flying Singapore Air. I hade more people intrigued...
@loganz any chance you get closer to LA?
Does this reel have spectra?
Any chance you make your way a little further north?
Does it have braid on it?
Pm'd on swimbait @Hoot951
Can these use the large spools or do you have to transfer to smaller spools?
What thread/color is that base teal? Great combo
Still got my JK weave tool, gotta get myself refreshed and build my patience
My family lives in Escondido so trying to figure out the next time I head dow
Do you get closer to LA?
Good to hear actual experiences
It was fun while it lasted, lets see what the makes it to my door step
@BiggetyBones you should check out @fishfish ad above yours. He has a 78x2h for sale for a good price
Do they come rigged?
This is dangerous, if it is still available when I head to sd next week I might have a new rig
@SouthBayKiller I have that dryer. It works but the chucks suck and you need to make sure to tape them or risk a rod falling out. I need the...
That's awesome! My daughter is 7mo and I have her first rod I am building.
I really enjoyed fishing this boat, this is a bummer of an outcome.
This is a good deal, luckly I am not in sd or I would be tempted
I am headed to thailand in may and we will be staying on the coast in Phuket. Trying to find out more about fishing in the area. I have one travel...
I got the same rod sitting in queue to build in the same color theme. I am planning to wrap traditional but have a 76 raptor that is being done acid.
That wrap looks amazing. I am impressed with how you got all those threads to lay in line on the blank. Killer work
That purple rod is killer! You have a solid style. The white lightning look is a perfect accent. I am going to start experimenting with marbling...
Driving up tomorrow through your area !
This is very cool. I would love a boat like this, interested to see the costs. What motors are you planning on rigging? Post videos when it is up...
Yea Kens Customs is the place to go, I think I paid $17 per 100yds of 100lb hollow. I also bought some wind ons and they tied a loop in the hollow
I am bringing some cash to this one
I hope these all sell fast because this is one of the most organized for sale ads
My black 500x is finally supposed to be coming tomorrow so can't wait to get it set up.
This is a good deal, I love my vac master
Pretty cool interactive tour and its nice to see they kept the boat name
Hopefully it is enough to meet the demand/"pre" orders.
I put the tires on when I drive up and swap to street tires when I get back, takes about an 1 hr to swap. I mark the location and just rotate...
If you go up alot a dedicated snow tire set is the way to go, I have a set that I swap on one of my cars for Mammoth and big bear because chains...
I have a Gosa 10K (20K and 25K were massive when I went and held them) I went with the 10k because I believe some of the metal parts were...
Thanks, Everytime I find a color that I like it always ends up being something from the past.
@FAT CAT What teal thread is that, all of mine darkern up a bit. Very nice pattern and cool looking rod
This is cool, wish I had the skill and patience to do something like this.
@PezGallo21; you guys should drop ship west coast j&h black 500x orders
I took the 400x out for some practice casting and I could not keep the spool from spinning to fast. I am still messing with the settings but could...
If the All American Guides are a complete set & same color I would be interested
Are you ready to start selling these?
Let me know
I am hoping to get my black 500x soon
Found their site https://snapdownswimbaits.com/shop?olsPage=products
Depending on the spinning blank it might be small enough to run a smaller 16-18 and there are more designs with cut outs. Not to much weight added...
Channel Lock 718- Duckbill
Channel Lock 338- Diagonal
Pretty sure the Torrance swap was moved up to last weekend.
Just buy channellock pliers, the wrap is custom but not difficult
When I used to work for GUSA I remember making those cork handle rods, such a PITA to make sure they were even and didn't ooze resin when setting up.
I still have yet to see a picture of an all black 300, 400, or 500. Does anyone have one to share?
This is a great deal and the gears make it super versatile. very tempting
Final price drop for the bx2-400 $325
How much is the turtle?
Picked up a 400x hoping to get to the park for some practice casting. I am still waiting for my 500x. Handled the 500x and it is a very nice size,...
Bump one reel left
Can you provide any of the region counts that the cadfg has done in recent years?
From where? And if J&H was it black?
Saw they are shipping 500's in "limited quantities". Wonder how much longer for my black 500 from .J&H
Maybe it was 500 but I have a 40yd 100lb topshot.
I got 450 yds of solid 100 on my HXW, I wish I had done hollow but all shops were out of JB and I needed it for a trip. Would be nice to have...
Tranx is sold but the others are available
Pay day bump
Shimano Tranx 500 PG SOLD
Reel is in great shape but has a few scuffs (in pics), the reel is washed with freshwater after each trip (been on 4...
J&H said mid november for the Black 500X so i would assume low gear is behind that release. Does anyone have a pic of the black 400x and what it...
Damn the Andros was a stretch but I think I am going to have to fake my death to afford this one
How did you like fishing the Tern?
Super cool, wish I had the skill, talent, and patience to do a build of this level. The Bertram build was awesome, must have been a very willing...
My wife wont find out about the second lein on the house until she divorces me for coming home with this boat
Any updates on when the 500X is expected to drop? Are the reels in current production or will the delays be further for tooling set up?
Does it come with a VHS player?
Looks great, what was his reaction when he received the rod? Is he going to fish it or keep it in the wheelhouse?
Fished the Eldorado out of San Diego and would not do that again. Deckhands were awesome but not much else. Hopefully they fish the SCI/Catalina...
@PezGallo21 any updates on when the 500x will be shipping?
I was wondering the same thing, I have to replace a guide on a friend's Phenix that got stepped on
I am planning on putting an HXW Raptor on the Raptor that I am building
I will be looking for one of these
@Aaron Walker is everyone on the boat left handed?
I have an Open Water reel bag (pre Nomad). I can send pics via text tomorrow. Located in Encino but could get a little closer to la/Ventura line...
@sabalo1964; I am not to far from the Avet factory. Might be a long shot but I could swing by to see about picking it up
Nice fish, I like the decoy mission.
People reported that the Orca pod spotted near the Coronado's was "playing" with dolphins and seals.
How big were the squid that you were using? Single circle hooks?
What did you have that left you undergunned? I am headed out this weekend
Thanks, the San Diego jam is my go to knot
With the pre rigged set ups how are you connecting to the main line? Tying directly to the swivel or is it okay to use something like a heavy...
They posted a side plate pic but not much else
Damn that is a bummer, I was hoping to get it a test run on my trip coming up
Does that mean that the TX-500X is still going out sooner (including the all black ones)?
Damn I am worried now that I have a trip booked with 7 friends on the boat. Will need to make a call to the landing to see if it will still run....
Are the boxes designed for their tackle backpack? Do you get down near the sfv area (405/101)
This is amazing, so much detail.
I have a Tranx 500PG in great shape, loaded with 65lb j braid. I am located near LAX mon-fri and sfv evenings and weekends
Ebay takes the hit on these flash sales (Sitewide), they are promoting sales today so there is no advance notifications. The % off sales that are...
Any Avet HXW Raptors on sale? The BV-800 would be an alternative if I could find it in blue and sliver. Probably need to check the Reseda or...
This still on for tomorrow? Looking forward to trying to find an hxw raptor
Turner's in a cash crunch? Need money to buy holiday inventory?
@PezGallo21 how is accurate looking on the timeline? Going to hit the delivery dates?
Looking forward to my new reel!
When was your trip?
I just called the landing and they said all the issues are sorted out now and running fine. I have a trip booked in a couple...
Any Updates on the trip TravisAZ?
What color (looks black)? How long were they on the rod for?
Got mine on pre order can't wait to get the 500 spooled up.
Blanks or full built rods?
This one just came up, built to last
Thanks! Hopefully I can get this one built in the time it takes you to build 4.
Awesome looking rod, always have such great color combos and excellent craftsmanship.
I am about to get mine on the lathe, do you have an 8 or...
How does the compounding vs patch react differently?
Interested in trading a tranx 500 pg for the 20a?
Is there spectra on the reel? I might be interested, located in Encino
Reel is still available
There is one for sale on here. I think this link should work
Are you allowed to share any of the color combos that are being ordered? I know J and H has a black version but trying to figure out where to put...
They have a trip that was supposed to head out tonight. Me and a group of friends are booked on an extended 1.5 day trip in mid Sept and called...
Looks awesome, you have some before pics? Father in law somehow got the idea of completely refinishing an older family boat. I don't think he...
does this get applied on check out? I have not used these Ebay coupons before and am looking to do a buy it now on a reel but need to get the...
Damn I wish this was closer
Going through this now, was hoping for a bluefin shot but here I am 2 days past the due date still waiting for our daughter to make her way out. I...
Any interest in trading the 20A for a Tranx500PG?
That is going to be a beast of a machine and I think your fix was a perfect solution to a problem that most of us have faced.
This would be perfect, just had a rod jump out and knock my beer off the table. If you have any interest in a small 3 or 5 screw set up I would...
What are you flying/shooting?
Gail Force is a smaller boat but fishing a limited load of 18 there is plenty of room. It is narrow on the sides so it can be difficult to get...
I have a blue and black sxj with Spectra on it.
what color is the HX? are you willing to split?
I have a Tranx 500pg with 65 pp to trade
How much braid is on the reel?
Be careful with this app and what could be considered private charters. They (Coast Guard) are cracking down on this in SoCal.
Search function does not seem to work either
Cool looking rod, is there a seam from the tape or did you wrap over the tape?
I guessed correctly! Can't wait to add on to the arsenal.
I am hoping for a star drag configuration, luckily I have been delaying my jig reel upgrade
Accurate is claiming industry innovation on the same...
That was a fun trip, fished it as well. The picture of that tail does not do it justice!
Looking forward to fishing this fishing this boat on tue
Includes a casting couch
That is so cool, I looked into Falconry and it is a huge time investment, kudos. What kind of raptor is it? Did you get it as a eyas? How big is...
I re read the post and realized that it says you will be fishing catalina
Which orange thread did you use on the set up? Trying to get a SF themed rod for a friend and that orange looks close once coated.
I have fished with Boom Boom Sportfishing a few times but the boat might be to big of a boat if you are going out solo. Tony has always put us on...
Sunday funday bump
I was just at the gas station and realized the wrap on the pump line would work pretty well. Looks just like this Parker stuff....
You are correct, as a rod builder there is a function/Aesthetic debate. I am trying to find the intersection of both and see if there is another...
I have two rods (Raptor and Viper) that I cannot decide what to do for the fore grip. I don't really care for the tuna cord approach but put the...
The SXJ might not take down a 70lb bluefin but it will tackle some yellowtail and local fish
Exw sold sxj still available, perfect yt reel
Avet SXJ: $150
Bought the reel and realized it is just to small for me to fish. It has 50lb spectra backing and there is a flouro leader tied to...
Jim introduced me to acid rods about 15 years ago.
That looks awesome. How long was the one sitting?
I was just there! Sherman Oaks is not a bad place but would require a car to get to school. West LA is nice but just so damn expensive. Lots of...
Great seller and a super easy transaction, reel was in great shape and as advertised. Someone should pick up that 50.
I sent an inquiry into the price since it is not listed
Acets still for sale.
Where in SD are you located?
Is the "wayne" bag a reel bag?
https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/will-fish-tackle-tld2-frames-20s-and-30s-available.656043/ this is the kit I was planning on setting it...
It believe it is graphite, I think older ones had metal frames
Makaira rod sold reels still available
I am trying to thin out some of the reels and rods that don’t get used
Avet LX 4.6
I have a Blue Avet LX that has been used as a back up reel,...
I just had my 50 SDS loaded with 750 yds of 130 hollow and a 100lb wind on. Hoping to get a crack at them, just need to build some sticks.
Cool pictures, New Zealand was an amazing place to visit
Good News! our great Mayor (maybe next president) believes he will have the issue fixed in TEN YEARS. Making sure not a tax dollar is saved, lots...
Surf fishing with my Grandpa down in Baja Malibu, he built the house and we spent a ton of time down there with the grandparents. We would spend...
Stoked on this reel, great seller and easy transaction
I sent a pm
I have used Boom Boom a few times and always had great success. We have gotten everything from Dorado and Tuna to a big blue marlin. The boat is...
What is your location?
Why did I get my wife pregnant ! I love the Procats
Congrats, nice bird. We went out last weekend but saw very few signs. We were hunting near lake henshaw in the hills.
Condor is a big boat and handles bad weather pretty well but 36 guys fishing can get busy. If you go on the condo make sure you reserve on of the...
@Vincent Torio I would be willing to ship the reel by itself let me know if your zip and I can figure out shipping costs
Nice fish, congrats. What were they biting?
I had Island Tackle rig up three for me, great guys and quick service
Newell is spoken for and @profeta is second in line.
LX and 50 are still available, I will be in SD on Aug 26 before a trip
all still available
I am trying to thin out the reel collection that does not get used
Tiagra 50WLRS w/ 5’6” rod
I bought the reel and rod but never actually got a...
What are the 8ks spooled with?
I fished this boat recently and the crew was great, everyone was super nice and helpful. I was extremely impressed because they actually...
I am headed out on the boat tomorrow so looking forward to a good trip. In-between jobs right now so I am stoked to get some time on the boat.
That rod looks sweet, how long did the cord weave take? One of the most unique rods I have seen in a while.
Thanks I will check them out and see what we can get together.
Hey everyone, I am headed to Ko Olina for a week and wanted to see if anyone knew a good boat to head out on for a day of fishing. We will be out...
How much for just the Avet?
I am interested in the 30 wide. Currently staying downtown sd. Leave a message if I do not pick up
Sent a PM
What line is on it?
Nice to see a fellow Poway high grad, to bad I am no longer in Poway, now in Long Beach, I would love to help with anything. I wish I thought of...
i like the guys at anglers center and they do good work on rods as well. pretty knowledgeable group of guys, mark runs most of the rod wrapping...
I was just checking to see if anyone knew of a way to get discount lift tickets for mammoth. Being a college student it gets expensive to pay for...
You've already got some good input from the two previous posts. if you have some old CP (what i do) thin it out about 50/50 for one coat then add...
i am so jealous. That is such a sweet set up, you should get a fingerprint entry system to make sure there are no outside influences. enjoy it
sent you a pm
My favorite is Rice thread, color is the best and i never have problems with fraying or random knots in the middle of the spool. The diameters...
scott amazing rod, very classy looking. I was just curious how many coats you put on the the rod because the finish looks flat. I usually have a...
that is a sweet wrap. Dark side of the moon status
im kinda curious how its done to, do you wrap it like a chevron but switch each thread?
awsome post and nice pics. how many castles did you guys check out? Ive always wanted to check out ireland
Just a warning, i use the p-touch type label maker and when you put the label down go around the edges with color preserver to hold them down. If...
nice sticks, did you put any adheasive under the heat shrink? or is it just over cork tape. just curious if it loosens up through use
i cant wait to go to another rod building class cause now i can bring beer. Hope you feel better don, your a great teacher.
Take it easy,...
thanks anyone have the address of the sav-on or directions, im trying not to get lost in a neighborhood i dont want to be in. Thanks
I just moved up to Long Beach and am trying to find some stores where i can buy components. I remember driving by a shop but i cant find it...
I got one on a white w/ glow in the dark top (dont remember what make/model) but it was right at dusk near some crashing bait. I was using 25lb...
I always go to that beach, bring a mask and snorkel and go out in the surf you will see how many fish there are. just walk up and down that beach...
i just got out of Palomar college, dont get stuck in that hole. i had class with to many people that had been there 4-6 years get what you need...
had a great time as well thanks for the hospitality and great food
its not one of the ss guides it is one of the black casting guides used on light weight stuff. So you know what squidco's number is? ill give them...
Hey hows it goin i just realized that i forgot to buy one size 6 guide. I was hoping that someone may have an extra and can possible bring it to...
I went out and bought some u-40 and it worked great. I still need some practice because it is a little different then normal resin
im gonna try and make it
I am in the process of re-clear coating a rod and was wondering if i could get a polyurethane coat at home depot or something. I am sanding it...
dont do silver and gold they are usually used as an accent color so they will contrast each other. you can do gold bottom wrap with gold inlays...
Cant you just ream it out to fit and glue it on then sand it down to a thinkness you want?
I usually put a coat of color preserver over the edges of the label, like Guy mentioned. I use normal label maker stuff if I dont put a coat then...
i second the kencore, they are forgiving and not to expensive. It would be a nice rod for you son.
Hey hows it going everyone I am not to much of a fly fisherman but one of my friends asked me if I could build him a short(~6ft or less) rod for...
Are you going to be running size 20 or 18 guides down the length of the rod like marlin casting rods?
school is almost out and i cant wait to make it to another one
Nice i have been looking to get one of those lately
I think I am going to head down to squidco on sat or sun, I know you said that you live in a rod building waste land, so if you need...
i would like to attend the class, i usually cant make it on tuesday so if its on wed i can make it
Awsome thanks for all the replies, just finished wrapping my new surf stick and i can't wait to try it out
Im going up to visit a friend at UCSB and was wondering if there is any surf fishing in the immediate area. I know there are a bunch of rigs off...
i talked to someone today from Julian and he said that it was all gone in the city but further up (laguna) there was still some snow, espically if...
graphite usa has some nice light drop shot rods, 701 or 702 depending on what you want to fish. It will probably be tough to get one right now...
that is great, i could definatly see several people doing that
Genelie- nice to see someone else partying in Lakeside.
down there at a house party and savaged the ladies. One he$$ of a new years and i...
Damn you got me good. I thought i would be able to find out where some who owes me money lives back to my normal methods
im trying to help a friend out, he has a longer spinning rod but wants it to be made into a 2 piece. any suggestions? i was trying to stay away...
Hey hows it going BDers, if anyone is in need of a security system for their house or business i am willing to hook up fellow BDers. If...
yep i stopped by and talked to some of the wrappers and they said the same thing, not sure when the move is gonna happen though.
hey i sent you an email
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