My truck has roll-up windows. 2007 Dakota. My wife hates it. LOL
But ya, all my reels are filled to the top with Daiwa J-Braid.
There’s a Daiwa Seagate 35 with braid for sale for $85 shipped in the BD classifieds I would have bought that reel and then a 7-8’ rod rated...
I used a Squidder 146 for about 30 years.. never cleaned it once and it worked like new until the day I sold it. The reel you are selling looks...
great deal right there.
Been on plenty of half day trips out of Dana. You will most likely be parked in the kelp catching lots of short calicos... bring the light gear...
I agree on the VIP rods. I have three and they are great.
Set drag at 25-30% of your leader test..
Yep, 6.1:1 gear ratio.
Hi guys. I have a Daiwa Sealine x40sha for sale in very nice, clean condition. I bought this reel online and used it a couple times for...
Sending PM for the Proteus.
It's exactly: bigger than anything I've ever caught.
I will take the mxj. Sending PM.
Thanks, guys. Appreciate the info..
Bought one too may Fathoms on Amazon. Taken out of box for pictures only. Selling it for what I paid $125. Add $8 for shipping. PayPal Friends &...
That's a great deal.
IMHO the 20-50 would seem ideal for that reel. I agree with others who say that the PCH rods are a bit over stated on the line specs...
The story is on tv right now! Fox 5 news! I hope they catch these guys!
I assume you want spinning gear.
PENN Battle II or a Daiwa BG spinning reel with an Ugly Stik Tiger spinning rod.
Hi guys. For sale is a brand new Okuma Cedros rod with tags 6’6” MH rated 50-100lb braid. Alps guides and reel seat. Lifetime warranty....
Hello everyone. I have the FTH25N star drag and just purchased a FTH25NLD single speed. I was going to use the LD as a bottom/yo-yo reel but the...
Hey Brandon. Just a suggestion- check out the new Daiwa VIP-A rods. They have a 196 8’ and a 270 7’. I have the 270 and 870 and they are nice for...
Just got the PCH801XH for my Lexa 400HD and the Cedros 6’6” H for my Fathom 25LD. Can’t wait to try them out. Great looking rods.
Just sent you a PM.
Yes I can. It is $8 to Long Beach.
I'm in San Marcos, CA.
That 545 is solid as a tank.
Edit: VIP Sold!
Sealine, TLD and Makaira sold. Prices dropped on remaining items.
Sent you a text.
Hi guys. I have the following for sale:
Rods: used one time... no shipping on the rods. Pick up near San Marcos. CA.
***SOLD*** Daiwa VIP 80J-...
Yep, I received the same email. It looks like it was a flash sale:
factory Calstar 6480
Hello guys. Brand new, never see water rods for sale.
-- Okuma Makaira 8' deckhand style 30-50lb. **SOLD**
-- Californian Calico Special 8'...
Daiwa Sealine x40sha
Good Friday bump
I use Daiwa J-braid on all my reels.
X2. I’ve caught everything from perch, croaker, halibut on the gulp sandworms, I cant find anything else that comes close.
I believe the Citrix has graphite side plates and the lexa HD and Komodo are all metal.
I had a citrix and it was a fun little reel.
San Marcos, CA
Daiwa Sealine X40.
Daiwa Seagate 20. Brand new in box but no clamp. ***SOLD***
Willing to ship if buyer pays. PayPal Friends & Family Ok. 619-405-4703. Thank you....
I just opened up my Cortez 10 for the first time. I’m no expert but it looks like stainless steel to me.
On a side note, putting this reel back...
Hello everyone. I have a brand new with tags Okuma SCT rod for sale. The rod is 8' and rated for 20-40lb mono, Fuji K-guides.. Deckhand style,...
Daiwa Seagate 40 reel in excellent condition. Super smooth and clean. Brand new clamp set. Missing small silver cap on the clutch lever (see pic)...
Hi guys. Selling a brand new Okuma Cortez 10. Never seen water.
PayPal friends & family Ok.
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sold thanks. ***
Hi guys. Both reels are brand new, never seen water.
Daiwa Sealine SL20SH- $80
PENN Fathom FTH25N- $150
I am willing to split...
What DPevin said. A 270 and a Sealine 20 with straight 20lb mono.
Sounds good. thanks.
Hi guys. I am selling another Sealine X40HA with the lower 4.9:1 gear ratio. I just serviced the reel and installed brand new carbon fiber drag...
Selling as a combo. Thanks.
Hi guys. I have a brand new bass set up for sale. Never seen water, still with tags.
Daiwa Lexa WN 300H. 6.3:1 gear ratio
Okuma Shadow Stalker...
correct, restrictions apply..
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PENN FTH25N and an 8’ rod rated around 20-40 or 20-50lb. About as “multi-use” as you can get.
SOLD. Thanks Peter.
-Daiwa VIP 870 rated at 15-40lb mono. Used a few times for rockfish last year, perfect condition. Fuji components and a...
Rainy day bump.
I have no idea if $150 is a good deal or not but I was just in my local tackle shop yesterday and was shocked at how much those jigs cost.
Daiwa VIP-A 270 rated 12-30lb mono. New never seen water. This is the new model with upgraded Fuji guides. It also has a Fuji reel seat and a...
Price drop again $85. Let the battle begin.
Now $90. Brand new.
Call Daiwa in Cypress CA. They might send to you for free.
Hello everyone. I have a brand new PENN Squall SQL25N for sale. Never seen the water. Incredible freespool.
posted in wrong section.
Hi guys. Daiwa Sealine x40HA for sale.. I just cleaned and lubed this reel and installed new Smoothdrag carbon drag washers. Also installed two...
Sport of Kings = horse racing
But cool video.
I use spinning reels every time I go fishing...for trout...which is almost never..
Early 80’s I bought a Sabre 6701 and a Newell P-229-F.
Kens Custom in Oceanside.
I would open a claim via PayPal given the situation. It’s a $400+ reel and the actual condition does not in any way match the description. If the...
That’s messed up. Yes I kill fish but they end up on my dinner table. Killing for no reason other than you are having a bad day/your line got...
Hello guys. Brand new Daiwa Seagate 20H never on a boat or seen water. These reels are super smooth. It’s basically a graphite Saltist. Priced...
My apologies. 619-405-4703.
Hello everyone. I have a new in box Okuma Cortez 5. Never been on a boat or seen the water. These are great little reels. $90 firm....
The Sl50sh is a simple reel to service. This may help you:
For just starting out keep it simple. Since I assume you won’t be throwing surface iron...Here is a suggestion:
Setup1: go to Squidco and ask...
I would take your reel to your local tackle shop and let them take care of it.
Hi Alin. I believe the nostalgia in the slosh is because they have proven to be extremely good reels for the money over a long period of time....
Sold, thanks Bruce.
Happy New Year bump.
There are two used cz5’s for sale cheap on amazon right now.
$120! Holiday bump..
Thank you and Merry Christmas.
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Bump. Now $125
I’m thinking the same. 30lb.
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Not long ago Amazon was selling the Citrix 350 at $75! And like a dummy I didn't grab one..
Still available. Bump.
A friendly heads up on the following deals:
eBay- 10% off using code PHLDAYTEN
FishUSA- $20 off $100 or more using code JINGLE20
Talk about cheap, I use a KastKing Royale Legend with a Daiwa Laguna rod. The whole setup cost me $80. Works great.
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270-8- Sealine 20
870- Saltist 30 Black Gold
Do these pics help you?
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Yep I am familiar with the original BlueWater Carnage Series, but we are asking for some new model Carnage rods in the 8’ range. The current...
Penn Battalion inshore, on sale right now and free shipping..
Thank you. The only catch is you must purchase using the eBay mobile app. Deal ends 5pm Pacific time today.
here is the Alan Tani link. For some reason the pics were removed.. This is for the Cz-55, but I believe they are almost identical internally??...
I had an Okuma Citrix 350 that was a lot of fun. It’s graphite so it’s very light. And they make a lefty. I used it for inshore species with 40lb...
2019 fishing license w/saltwater stamp.
Gift cards: Amazon, Bass Pro, Turners...
Partridge in a pear tree
Go buy an ugly stik and a Jigmaster 500, you’ll get bit immediately.
Okuma Nomad travel rod
Or go to tackle shop. Haha.
Hello, I’ve never fished for tuna in Curacao but my $.02...
you need a better/stronger rod as the KK is WAY too light for that reel.
Not too fast, not too slow?
Go to Squidco and get the new Daiwa VIPA870S for around $109. Perfect for 20-30lb.
Brand new Cortez 10, never on a boat or seen the water. 619-405-4703 or PM. PayPal ok. Thank you.
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sorry, it is 28mm.
Brand new Cork Puppy purchased from The Longfin but never used it. $15+ $3 shipping. PayPal ok. 619-405-4703. Thank you.
x2 on the Sealine 40. The 50 is big/wide. The 40 will be more comfortable and holds plenty of line.
I always get great service from Daiwa...they even sometimes send me small reel parts free of charge.
I don't care if you are using a $500 gold reel, a modern LP baitcaster, or a 40 year old Jigmaster...they all catch fish if you know what you are...
Daiwa Lexa 300
Just in case there’s someone who doesn’t know what a squall 25n looks like. LOL
Brand new Squall 25N for sale. Never seen water. Freespools forever. $100 and Buyer pays shipping. PayPal Ok. Text 619-405-4703. Thanks....
$30 off any purchase > $150. Use code FALLSAVINGS
Deal ends tonight at 9pm.
My apologies. You are correct. The rent rod guy is always jackpot!
My experience is the Ugly Stik is always the hot stick on the boat.
Given the diameter of 60lb Threadlock braid I just don't think it is mathematically possible to get 696 yards on that reel... Unless I am missing...
I agree, there's no way. Maybe 396 yds??
Anyone know if the FTH15LD is taller/narrower than the FTH15 star drag? Or, are they the same exact size?
I told my wife I needed a new trout reel, so I bought a Saltist 40 BG.
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That’s exactly what I was thinking. Thank you.
Thanks for the info. I like glass rods, just never used one with a LP baitcaster. Good luck on Sunday. That Tranx is so smooooooth!
Anyone using the Lexa 400 on a glass rod such as a Calstar 6480? I've used the Lexa on a very light Okuma SCT inshore rod and it was fun, but...
x2 on the Daiwa VIP rods. The new VIP-A models are very nice and run just over $100. The 870 or 865H matched to either the Saltist or Fathom...
I have a brand new in box Sealine SL20SH you can have for $80 shipped.
eBay has a 15% off coupon right now. Use code JOYFULFALL.
PENN Squall 12 : $102 shipped...
I sometimes have to drive my wife’s Prius.... 0-60 in 15 minutes. Only good thing is 60MPG. But yes extremely gay.
For sale is a 100% brand new, never used or been on a boat PENN Squall SQL25N. Firm at
**SOLD Thank you.
I love my Cortez 5 too!
Yep, the OP said he wants to fish 10-15lb. If fishing up to 20lb or 25lb on that rod, I would also suggest:
Avet SX or SXJ
Daiwa Sealine/Seagate 20
PENN Squall 12
I believe the 6500 and higher models are manual bail.
Last two 3/4 day trips I've been on I've seen a broken rod- one Phenix and the other a Shimano. The Phenix snapped in half from a guy (fishing...
Hi Chuck. Go to page 1 for pics.
The sale never went through on this rod. It is almost new. Used once. I want a glass rod, because I like glass. Yes I am old school.
Never fished an Okuma reel until last week when I got a chance to use my new Cortez 5 reel on some nicer calicos and bonito. I even threw a colt...
Bump. Great rod
I use Daiwa J-braid.
For sale is a Daiwa Seagate 20H in great shape as you can see from the pics. Very clean inside and out. $80 and buyer pays shipping....
I have a brand new in box FTH25N for sale for $140, buyer pays shipping. Taken out of box for pictures only. If you don't have a...
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Now this is torque!
Both are great. Grab the x20 that’s for sale right now on BD for $50 and try it out.
Hi Alin. Kens Custom in Oceanside.
I use a Sealine x20 on an 8' Graftech inshore rod with 40lb braid to 20 or 15lb mono for the smaller fish.
Selling a brand new in box SQL25N for $90. Add $10 for shipping. Price is firm. Taken out of box for pictures only.
PM or text me at...
Looking for a factory 270-7’ in good shape. I can pick up anywhere San Diego to South OC. Thanks!
Bump. Great condition.
Bump. Let the battle begin.
Carnage still for sale. Bump
Inshore rod sold. Jig Series rod still available. Bump.
Hi guys, I have for sale:
Daiwa VIP 870 **SOLD
PENN Bluewater Carnage CARBW2040C70LB 7’ rated 20-40lb mono. I bought this rod on BD but never...
Saltist 20 black gold
I have a Sealine 40 brand new in box for $100.
I would be happy with a 7’10”.
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I am curious why PENN doesn’t make an 8’ Carnage II rod? I need one to match it up with my FTH25N! :-)
Hey guys just a heads-up. Going to buy more stuff that I don't need...
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That’s a great deal. Small fun reel. It’s basically a graphite Saltist. Throw it on an inshore rod and it’s a great light setup.
Selling my Sealine x30sha. Used one time for rockfish and it’s like new. Tiny scuff on handle but otherwise perfect.
$80 and buyer...
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I'd take that any day! Great job.
I’ve been fishing PENN reels since 1980 but I refuse to buy any gold reel. It’s like buying a gold car. Worst color ever. I don’t even like the...
Hi Luke. You don’t need to spend a lot.
Shimano Saguaro $40
Daiwa Sealine $50
Okuma Cortez $70
Ugly Stik Tiger $70
Daiwa Seagate $79
Daiwa Proteus PRTB80HF
Daiwa Saltist 20 Black Gold and the new model Daiwa VIP-A 870 rod.
Squidco. Upon entering the store they will ask you if you’d like a cold beverage.
I get just about 300 yards of 50lb J-braid on my Sealine 20 and Saltist 20, which have the same capacity as the Seagate 20.
I didn't place a Torque order, but very cool of PENN to step up here.. Now, back to polishing my Jigmasters..
Bonine works every time for me.
Hi guys. I have a brand new never seen water PENN Squall 12 for sale. Filled with 275 yards of brand new 40lb Daiwa J-Braid. Brand new but I...
You’re not allowed to catch fish like that unless you use a $500 reel :-)
Nice job on the 505hs!
Great reels. Great prices.
With a bunch of kids I would keep it simple. Use a small hook, 1-2oz. sinker and small strips of squid to start. Once you catch a mackerel you...
Last time I fished MB my nephew and I caught three legal barracuda using live anchovies right next to the bait receiver. And also lots of short...
For under $150:
Okuma SCT inshore
Graftech rods are also very nice for the price. Sold at Turners.
answer found, thanks.
I like the 15 with the paddle handle!
Happy 4th of July.
sold, thank you.
Bump. $70 brand new and smooth as silk.
I have a 100% brand new Saltist Black Gold 35H for sale. Taken out of box for pictures only. $130 and buyer pays shipping....
Can you please tell us your experience? Just curious.
You are correct! My bad. Would you settle for a Saltist 40 black gold for $127 ? :-)
Sorry to hear that guys. For what it’s worth, you can buy brand new Fathom 30LD2 on eBay for $175. Not a Torque I know, but at least it’s a...
Thanks for the info. I am definitely not a BMW guy, more of a 2007 Dodge Dakota guy... which probably explains why I use Sealines/Saltists,...
I’m thinking the same exact thing. What makes this reel more than $800 better than a new Saltist or a Fathom? Just curious.
Reel is top of the line. No clue about that rod. Is it a 2-piece?
The problem is that you can buy one brand new for $79.95 from tackle direct. And that everyone wants the latest and greatest 2-speed all metal...
You didn't give a budget, but for a good cheaper solution:
Go to eBay and buy a brand new Daiwa Sealine SL20SH from Tackle Direct for $79.95....
Ya, I would fish 40lb mono on this rod.
30 and 40
Hi Alin. How’s it going. I wouldn’t fish 25 on this rod. 30 or 40 easy.
For sale is a brand new in box Diawa Sealine SL30SH. Never seen water. $75 and buyer pays any shipping.
Paypal Ok. PM or text...
Lots of folks still buying these work horse reels. Underrated reels for sure. I’d buy it if I didn’t already have three... Best of luck to you.
Hi guys. I have for sale:
Graftech 8' Jig Series, rated 25-40lb. mono, used one time. This is the new model with Sea-Guide components. Great...
I agree with the Daiwa Proteus 76H or 80H. They go on sale all the time at Turner’s. Good luck to you.
-Graftech Wallbanger 7’2” rated for 15-25lb mono. New model with upgraded SeaGuide components. $115 **SOLD**
-Graftech Jig Series 8’...
I would say the FTH25N is more like 25-40lb.
Disregard, I found the answer...
Saltist 20 or 30 and a Fathom 25N
eBay has a 20% off deal today. Use code PICKDADSGIFT.
Just a heads up...
Exactly. Ever since discovering Bonine I have never been sick again, even in extremely rough seas. I take one pill the day before and one...
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For me, gold looks too flashy. It’s like driving a gold car. I like reels that are ugly, scratched up and look like they’ve been through hell.
I'm trying to convince myself that I don't need another Saltist. Great deal.
Same with the turners in San Marcos.
I'm on the USA website now. I do not see: Cortez reel, Cortez rod, PCH rod, Shadow Stalker rod, Tesoro... What is going on?
For a cheap starter setup, Daiwa has an 8’ Seagate jig rod rated for 20-40lb mono for $80-$90. Throw a used Sealine 30 or 40 on it for $60-$70...
Hi guys. I’m doing some “camping” this weekend near lake Cuyamaca and wondering if anyone has any tips on what’s biting right now, trout, bass,...
A couple of miles away from the landings.
x 2 on Squidco.
Go to Squidco.
IF YOU WANT CHEAP... Get the 8' Daiwa Seagate Jig stick for around $80. Put a Sealine or Squall on it and go practice.
Keep the reels and fish the crap out of them. Get them nice and dirty with squid ink, scales and slime and that smoke smell will be long gone.
?? Really?? My Black Gold Saltists have had no issues.
Spreading the joy... because everyone needs at least one Sealine in their arsenal.
Just a heads up.
I will represent. Been using their reels since 1980. Same with PENN.
Yep, same here. I called the other day for a couple of small screws and they were shipped to me, no charge. Thanks, Daiwa.
Over two weeks and no reels? No replies since 4/27? I would be very worried. Hopefully you get them soon...
I use Big Game
All rods are different but in most cases, the mono rating is roughly half the braid rating, so in this case your rod is approximately rated for...
That'll do just fine. Used a Sabre 196 with a Squidder Jr for over 30 years.
yes, small, light jigs ok..
I use it as a 15-20lb rod for fly lining live bait for smaller size fish..
Sealine x20, that's what I have on my 196. I wouldn't use it for rockfish..
Selling some stuff no longer in use...
Gaff is 75" long. The grip is wrapped with cord and is 26.5" long. Please look at pics for...
Some say triple, but good luck with that. I agree that double your line weight is more realistic.
I bought a couple of the new Daiwa VIP-A rods at FH at the Squidco booth for $90 including tax. Not a bad rod for the price.
I would get the TMC80HB or TMC76HB.
Hi guys. I have a brand new in box Daiwa Sealine SL30SH filled with 50lb Daiwa J-Braid. $100 shipped.
PM or text 619-405-4703. PayPal Ok....
I think Mackreljoe perhaps meant “acid” wrapped. In which case the answer would be “no.”
Daiwa Saltist 35 Black Gold.
Any 7-8’ rod rated around 20-50lb mono.
I would rent a skiff and fish mission bay or San Diego bay. Get a bait sled and a half scoop of live bait. Lots of fun.
Daiwa Sealine x40
Daiwa Saltist BG40
PENN Fathom 25N
Okuma SCT Inshore
I'll take nice weather and cold beer any day.
This thread is exactly why people post on BD. This is not just good info, but very valuable and can potentially save someone lots of...
Fathom 25N x 3.
I’m more of a Saltist/Sealine, Fathom/Squall kind of guy. Keep things simple.
Thanks for all the suggestions. I will check them out..
Nice. I will check out the Okumas as well. Thanks.
Thanks guys. I will check those out..
Thanks but I am just looking for recommendations for a sub 8-9’ med/light action surf rod at this time.
Hey guys. I currently use my trout gear for the surf. It works ok but would like to get something in the 8-9’ range, rated for around 10-20lb...
Great report. Thanks. Any time I invite friends/family to go fishing I insist they take a Bonine the night before and another 1 hour before...
I fish Carlsbad/Oceanside a lot and usually can’t get bit on anything other than the 2” Camo Gulp sandworms. I’ve caught everything from perch to...
I’m no expert on rod building but every time I need a new rod tip replaced it costs $5 at my local tackle shop.
Yes for $90 our the door it’s a great deal. The 870 is a great all around rod. I also picked up the new 196-8’ for a 15-20lb anchovy setup.
The Glass models. Not the Tri Helix. I got the 8’ jig stick $60.
I will use Daiwa Sealines until someone tells me that I am "not allowed to catch fish unless I use a fancy 2-speed gold reel." I also like the...
Just a heads up if anyone is looking for sub-$100 rods at the FH show.
-Daiwa VIP "A" rods at Squidco for $90 including tax. These rods...
As a kid during the 1983?? El Niño, half or 3/4 day boat out of Oceanside. I hooked the only tuna of the day. Can’t recall how much or what # mono...
My wife's not gonna like this...
In 1979 I met a friend in 4th grade who got me into fishing. We were seriously addicted. We fished 3-5 days a week. It didn’t matter where we...
I can’t speak for the Tri Helix, but I can confidently recommend the Proteus rods.
Hi Steve. I sent you a PM.
Hi guys. Wondering what was the best deal you saw on the Lexa at the LB show? Thanks.
Hello guys. For sale is a brand new with tags Daiwa DXSB rod rated 20-50lb mono. Bought and never used it. Very nice rod. I’m in North San Diego...
I have the Seagate 20H up for sale for $100, brand new....
WOW. I can't even reassemble my Jigmaster.
Daiwa SL20SH, 200 yards of 20# Ande mono. :frehya2:
More important than the gear ratio is the "inches per turn."
Hey guys. Just bought this model Citrix for $75 on Amazon. It looks like Walmart has it for same price. Just an FYI if you are looking for a LP...
Hi guys. If anyone is in the market for a LP baitcaster Amazon has the Okuma Citrix 354-Pa on sale for $75. Looks like Walmart has it for the...
now $65. bump
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Thanks, I just bought another reel that I don’t need.
I use PayPal a lot and never had any issues, but I only sell items that are usually less than $200. If you are confident that the guy is a legit...
“ I mean $999”
Hi guys. Selling a 100% brand new in box PENN WAR30.
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40-65# Daiwa J-braid, 5 ft 20-30# mono leader. Uni to uni for connection. Double dropper loops if using strips of squid/mackerel; a spider hitch...
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I have a BNIB Daiwa Seagate 20H for sale. $95, add $8 for shipping, PayPal F&F. PM or text 619-405-4703. Thank you.
Asking my wife if she wants to go fishing is equivalent to my wife asking me if I want to go shoe/dress shopping.
Oops. Just realized this is a month old. Haha.
I will take the seeker. PM
Hi guys. For sale is a Penn 505HS with a Tiburon frame and clamp. I just got it back from Alan Tani and he added a brand new power handle. I...
PM for the TLD
I own the Proteus and they are great rods. I have no doubt that you would be happy with either rod. What reel are you planning to use with this rod?
price drop to $40
Thanks for the info.
Hi guys. Selling some extra gear, both reels are brand new 100%.
- Daiwa Seagate 20. **SOLD
- Penn Warfare 20N loaded with 300 yds of 50lb...
thanks again. I wonder if I can throw my Seagate 20 reel on the DXSB rod or if I should get another Lexa?
Thanks! Just the info I was seeking. The DX Muskie rod looks nice for the $$ too.
I am curious. How do you like the rod? I am wondering how it differs from the Okuma Shadow Stalker..
Hello. Just curious if anyone has used either of these rods for saltwater/ casting jigs/ or anything else? Anyone have any feedback? Thanks.
Go to fishusa.com and sign up for their email notifications. They will notify you every time they have specials going on. They sell lots of Okuma...
I have a masters degree in financial and tax planning. However, I have have lost money every time I have sold a piece of fishing gear. So much for...
Lazy Saturday morning bump
fyi I have a couple 8' rods for sale in your price range:...
If you want new and inexpensive go to Squidco and check out the Daiwa Seagate 8' 20-40 jig stick, deckhand grip for around $89.
Prices dropped on the Proteus and SCT Inshore. Bump.
Monday morning bump.
Yes I did have screws in correct position. Thanks.
Yes, get’em crunchy!
Scale/gut, lightly flour and pan fry in oil with garlic and salt at a fairly high heat. Do not bake as it will be very mushy. Add lemon. Bottle of...
I am selling a brand new extra SCT inshore rod 8’XH for $130 if anyone is interested. I bought two but only need one. I am located in north San...
Hello everyone. For sale is a Daiwa Seagate SGT70MF the rod was taken on one trip, like new. $50.
Pick up rod in North San Diego area. PM or...
I did, but it just doesn't want to behave.
Yes, I tried but it just didn’t feel as though the jack was seated properly.
I have no doubt it was user error. Lol
Tried that too, nothing worked. But thanks.
Yep, tried that many times.. pressed the yoke way down and the screws came all the way through but the jack just doesn’t seem right. It’s just...
It just doesn’t seem like it is seated correctly. I am looking at the pictures in AT’s online tutorial and I cannot get the eccentric jack to...
sending to AT.. thanks
thanks. tried it a hundred times, still won't snap into place.
I am following the AT online tutorial for the Penn 500/505 servicing. It was all going great until I tried getting the eccentric jack (part...
Wish I lived closer to you . I would buy some.
PM “Jer dog” he makes sinkers to sell and is located in Garden grove.
I believe Steve Carson the PENN rep has stated a few times that this is normal for the Fathom star drags especially if the reel does not have any...
I fish Carlsbad near the power plant and usually catch fish. Mostly use the 2” GULP sandworms and catch lots of perch. Also catch croaker,...
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The fish are bigger in Texas.
I just got the STCi-c801xh online for $127 shipped. Haven't used it yet but I'm sure I will like it..
I desperately wish that the color gold was banned from all reels.. I just don't like the color. It's like driving a gold car..
I was told that once I reach 100 points I will receive a brand new Jigmaster 500...or a $10 gift card to Big 5.
I have both the Saltist 30 and the x20sha. The Saltist is definitely nicer, stronger and is currently on sale for $129 online. However, for that...
So many great choices these days. Just an FYI, Tackle Direct has the Saltist 30 on sale for $129. You could pair that reel with the Daiwa Proteus...
Perhaps you should have asked Daiwa for a new, under warranty butt before selling the rod?
I'm not trying to stir anything up, but...
The condition of the rod did not match the actual condition. That is a fact. So...
I think most will agree that in this case the burden is on the seller to make the buyer happy, not on the buyer to ensure the seller doesn't lose...
I recently met Jim and he is much better looking than Judge Judy. :)
I think most agree that the math here is very simple:
Rod sells brand new for approx. $440
Buyer's total investment to have a functioning rod =...
Yes, simply buy a 500 yard spool of Braid.
Exactly. And also, there is no reason not to use a levelwind reel when fishing deep.
Any of these level-wind reels:
I just ordered the SCTi80XH online for $127 shipped! I’m going to put a Lexa 400 on it.
Hi guys. I have a Sealine x20sha in new 10/10 condition for sale. Used once for rockfish. Amazing freespool. Loaded with 300 yds of 40lb KastKing...
You are good for sure. Great reels.
Just awesome reels..
Merry Christmas everyone. Just curious what percentage of you have a surface iron setup/ throw the surface iron on local trips when appropriate..
Awesome! Love the old school Krocodile. It reminds me of catching huge bonito and barracuda on the 1/2 day boats in the 80's. Merry Christmas!
Penn's version of a Lexa
Sorry to hear about your buddy's passing. Perhaps someone on this website can assist you with determining a fair price for these reels. Best of...
1. 3-inch bluegill
2. Anything on a fly-lined sardine/anchovy
3. Any sushi or ceviche or fish tacos
4. King crab
Indonesia ? I won’t even buy gear outside of California.
That’s exactly it right there. Buy stuff I don’t really need..
I believe it was the San Diego??
And don’t forget: Cheap!
I had the same exact issue. I bought a cheap $9 Berkley rod holder on Amazon, cut a 1x2 so it fit snug in the back of my truck, screwed the rod...
No, mono is not a must. Nor is braid. Use whatever you are more comfortable with. On my setups listed above I use:
Sealine x20: 40lb braid with...
For local 1/2 to 1.5 day trips targeting the usual ~30lb. and below species:
Sealine x20 for 15-20lb.
Sealine x30 for 25-30lb.
Penn Fathom 25N...
Hello everyone. Does anyone know where I could find a paddle handle that would fit a Squall 12? I am looking for a handle that is smaller than...
Yes. I went out once on the Point Loma, never again. Extremely cramped, uncomfortable boat.
I have good luck with squid strips when fishing for rockfish. Mackerel strips too.
Awesome day! It's funny I remember squid was $.79-$.99 per lb. back in the 80's..
Down here in San Diego in the 1980’s and 90’s, I used a C3 5500 as my light calico bass/light shallow water rockfish set up. I did very little...
Saltist 35 or 40
Fathom 25N or 30
You bet. As surfgoose stated, you could fill the reels with braid line underneath and then approx 100-150 yds mono on top... The braid should...
I always use lighter line than most on 1/2- 3/4 day trips. I would use 20-25lb mono on the 870 and 15-20lb mono on the 270. However, the Jigmaster...
Nice report. I got hooked on fishing early 1980’s catching big bonito every summer on the Electra and Sea Trek out of Oceanside. Troll the...
Any of those reels would be great choice, but I like the Fathom.
As a SoCal angler, I had the same question as Walkerman: why do you care about casting for rockfisk? Thanks for the info, Steve.
Now back to the...
Penn Spinfisher, Daiwa BG, Shimano Baitrunner or Okuma Azores.
We’ll try again next year. At least LA is almost certain to be in the playoffs again next year, unlike the Padres who are the epitome of failure.
I assume you have the TD Luna 253?
SD bay: TD Luna 253 is your heavier setup
Kelp beds: TD Luna 253 is your lighter setup
The Teramar with the...
Mickeyfin has one for sale.
So many choices that it boils down to how much you want to spend.
Back in the 80’s and 90’s I used an Abu Ambassadeur C3 5500 as my bass setup. I caught countless bass, barracuda, bonito, rockfish on that...
Sabre 6710 and Newell P229-F
Awesome info. Thanks.
IMHO that rod is too light for the FTH40.. You may not break the rod, but if you hook a big BFT and utilize that reel as intended, you will be in...
It depends on a few factors: how well you can cast? how big/small/heavy is the bait you are casting? is the bite wide freaking open where you...
Can't comment on Phenix rods, but I love the Proteus, but it's a conventional and not a spinning rod.
Wow, that really sucks. Of course it was the Tranx/Black Diamond setup!
I don’t want to jinx anything so the only thing I say is GO Dodgers!!!
Can someone please tell me why Dave Roberts keeps playing Curtis Granderson. Since joining the Dodgers he is: batting .150 (19 for 127) with 41...
You can pretty much use any rod and reel and catch rockfish. However, I use nothing longer than 7' when bottom fishing.
Call Daiwa, they should be able to assist (562) 375-6800
I agree. That would be awesome.
My Jigmaster is lucky as hell. Catches fish every time.
Would you take $.99? :) J/K, that is awesome of you! I hope these nice rods go to those in need!
I took my brand new Cortez 5 to Turners for a braid fill up and when I got home I noticed there was no free spool. Returned the reel from where I...
Squidder Jr. #146. Beat up, neglected...and still works great.
That is crazy! What is wrong with people?? I'd be pissed if someone tried to steal my Sealine SL20SH !
There are LOTS of options out there, but here are a few for under $200:
Daiwa Sealine SL20SH paired with one of the...
The answer: 1
Penn Fathom 25N with a 7'6" or 8' MH rod.
I bought my glasses at Home Depot $4.97.
I hadn't held an ugly stik Tiger in years. The other day I checked out the 7' 30-60 model. I know it's not a Calstar, but ya know what, it felt...
It's a very nice, modern boat. Big, comfortable with lots of room for gear and places to sit, relax. Have fun.
The VIP 870 is a nice 25# rod. You could go 30# if needed.
VIP 270 = 20#
VIP 870 = 25#
Hey G. Not sure why you lost those bonito, but I would go:
BS: 30-40# (if needed)
Best of luck to you.
Your gear is solid. I would wager based on the size of fish being caught that you will be using your 220 most of the day. Straight 15 or 20# mono...
Looks like a lake! What a great day!
Yes, 25# easily and also 30# if needed. However, I would fish the Saltist 20 with 20-25# and use something like a Lexa 400 or Fathom 25N for...
Yes, I fish 25-30# mono on my SQL25N. Can cast a mile with that reel.
Really? I love my Proteus.
Del mar races = large Coors Light is $13.50
Newell P229F on an old 7' Sabre 20-50lb Californian rod..and a beer.
Yes, conventional. But I am certain that saltist SW spinner is a perfect match for the proteus.
No worries at all. These rods are nice! The Saltist BG reels feel really nice on that rod. But then again, so does the Lexa 400, Fathom 25N...
Thanks for the info JohnD, but I already returned the reel. Besides, every time I remove one screw from a reel it falls apart
Returning the reel. Thanks.
Thanks but that didnt work either.
It's a star drag.
Yes I've tried everything.
Hello. I just got my new Cortez 5 reel filled with braid at the local tackle shop. When I got home I noticed the freespool doesn't work and its...
Thanks guys. I think the SXJ is too small for my liking. Leaning towards the MXJ.
Thanks. Both of those reels are on my list. Leaning towards the MXJ only because I've never owned an Avet.
I do like smaller baitcasters for a...
Hey guys. Looking for a new reel for my Daiwa PRTB76MHF rod for 3/4 - 1.5 day trips. I want to buy new and spend under $250. This setup will be...
I didnt like how tall the 20 sat on my rod so i returned it.
Do not drink...warm beer.
"Hooper ya idiot. Starboard. Ain't you watchin' it?"
Yes the bend goes upwards.
Yes I do see that. Thanks for the input.
It's the cz c 701ha 30-50lb.
Thanks for all the comments guys.
Thanks. It is definitely bent more than any other rod I have ever purchased, so that is the reason I was alarmed.
I asked this question in the general forum but wanted to ask here as well. I just purchased the Cortez rod and it has a permanent bend in the rod...
Thanks for the reply.
Hi guys. I usually buy locally but bought this rod online. It arrived today and I noticed that the rod is bent at the tip. Should I return the rod...
If on a budget go check out the Daiwa VIP 870 rated for 15-40lb mono. They are $99 at my local tackle shop.
Cold beer and cheeseburgers.
Hello everyone. Can someone tell me what is the main difference between the standard guide and Heavy duty guide Cortez rods? I know that the...
Daiwa VIP 870. Excellent rod for the price.
Like Spongehead said- I would get something like a Daiwa Sealine/Seagate 20 for the Seagate rod and use it as your 15-20lb setup with 40lb braid.
Sealine x20 and a Daiwa VIP 270.
Good to know!
Never been there before and had a few hrs to kill until wife got home, so decided to make the drive from Carlsbad on Saturday. Staff was: polite,...
I have a brand new Penn Carnage II up for sale....
I have a brand new, never used Daiwa Seagate 20. It is filled with 40lb Daiwa J braid. Asking $120.
I have brand new never used daiwa Proteus 76H for $150 and a brand new Penn Carnage II for $170 for sale.
Yes! Great reels for rockfish!
Nice! SQL15LW or SQL20LW would be great reels to start. Both reels weigh under 17oz. and are perfect for bottom fishing. The non-levelwind...
20-30lb: Daiwa Lexa 400 HD w/ Daiwa Proteus 76MH
I use it on my rockfish rig only. My other reels have Daiwa J braid which isnt too expensive.
I must be relly cheap because I have a hard time paying more than $150 for any reel :-)
I get very seasick. But have never been sick ever since I started taking Bonine. I take one the night before and one an hour before the boat leaves.
The only thing that works for me in the surf is Berkley Gulp 2" camo sand worms. Perch, croaker, small halibut...
As predicted, everyone has a different answer. I believe that's because most gear being made these days is really good. The only reason I stuck...
I recently sold all of my old gear and bought all new stuff. There is so much great stuff out there these days it will drive you crazy trying to...
Very nice. Been watching your shows since forever!
Teramar is also nice. For $109 the dxsb rods are definitely worth looking at.. especially if you want your gear to match daiwa/daiwa...
Yes it will. Good inshore rod especially for the price range.
Daiwa DXSB is around $109.
I like Pacific coast bait and tackle in Oceanside. The only time i shop online is when someone gives me a gift card... because what else would i...
PM sent for the 665.
Yes, Daiwa Sealines are great if you are just getting back into fishing or you've been doing it for 35 years.. Match the Sealines with Daiwa VIP...
Graftech and Daiwa are still available.
Hello everyone. I have the following rod for sale:
Daiwa Seagate SGT70MHF- used once, like new. Asking $50
I can meet anywhere from San Diego to...
That's awesome curt. If Arima-bob can't make it down my way you are more than welcome to pick up the gear.
Ok great sounds good. It's yours if you can pick up.
Hi folks. I have some gear sitting around that I want to donate, preferably to a kid.. It's not much but perhaps it can help someone out.. They...
Sounds good, thanks.
Good question. In this case, if you spend more on the reel, say $200, you are very limited on the rod choices. So to answer your question, I would...
Price drop, $80.
I always drink hot lemon ginger tea. It doesnt have caffeine but is good for settling your stomach. Or, if you need a jolt try grapefruit ginger...
Shimano blue water tallus
Also if you want to save afew bucks the Daiwa VIP 270 or 870 rods are great for the price.
Hi guys. I have a Graftech Wallbanger GOF78L rated 20-30lb mono for sale. I bought it last summer at Turner's for $159 and used it only a couple...
I used to get sick, but never have since taking Bonine, even in rough seas.. As I wrote in previous posts on this topic:
1. DO NOT drink alcohol...
I have the Saltist 40BG, great reel. Solid.
Daiwa Sealine x20.
I give my young nephew Bonine and it works. I also use Bonine for myself.
Forgot to mention: use what YOU like. F
Yep, I use the proteus for my 30-40 bait setup if/when larger fish are around. Also used as a rockfish rig sometimes. I like the proteus action a...
I've been doing 1/2 to 1.5 day trips since 1980 and I can tell you all you need is a few basic setups. You have way nicer gear! For me, I just...
For a solid lower cost setup I would recommend the Daiwa Sealine x 30sha with Daiwa VIP 870 rod. You can do a lot with this setup.
Fish are dumb, no need to remove sticker
Nice. I was close to going with an SX as well. This Komodo is pretty sweet too
went with the Komodo. Thanks.
Hi everyone. I have narrowed down my choices to the following reels but would appreciate your opinions.
Komodo ss 364
Lexa 300 HD
Revo Toro T2...
It depends on what you are trying to do. For 1/2 to 1.5 day trips you can get away with three set ups: 15-20, 20-25, 30-40. For me, these would...
:-):-)Correction $79.95 :-) :-)
I have the same exact reel on a Daiwa Seagate SGT70MHF rod ($79.99) for my rockfish rig. The rod is perfect for this reel. Here is the link:...
I'll take wide open "3-B's" any day. But a plate of wings and a cold beer aint bad either!
Exactly. It's all about personal preference.
I have the 7'6" 12-30 tri helix, paired it with a daiwa seagate 20. So far so good. Very nice rod.
Daiwa Seagate 20 on a 7'6" Californian Tri Helix rod rated 12-30lb.
30lb braid/ short15-20lb mono leader.
BTW, the VIP rods are $99 at my local tackle shop and they will last a lifetime. Whatever you buy just make sure you keep wife happy! :D
The Cal Tri Helix vs the Penn Rampage is like night and day IMO. The Cal tri helix uses Phenix blanks. Don't get me wrong I love Penn products as...
Californian Tri-Helix at Turner's
Old Sabre Californian 7' 20-50lb
I love fishing light gear for bass, bonito, cuda... but when Mr. 30 lb YT comes knocking it doesn't seem so fun anymore.
Thanks for the input, everyone! I may buy both the Fathom 15 and 25n.. It's a tough decision given so many great reels on the market these days..
I like the Fathom 25n too. So many choices..
Thanks! I appreciate the info!
Yes, I will be backing with braid. Thanks!
I am looking for a sturdy 25# reel for fishing 1/2 to 1.5 day trips. I will use this reel for everything from rockfish to...
Not sure you would be interested, but I have a Californian Calico Special 7'6" rated 15-40 with trigger grip up for sale for only $80....
Hello. I have a Californian Calico Special 7'6" rod rated 15-40 lb up for sale in the classifieds on BD. I used the rod once so it's pretty much...
Thanks, but I was not able to fix so I sent the reel to Penn to fix or replace.
I just got the WAR15LW and out of the box the bait clicker is stuck in the ON position. Is this an easy fix? I want to keep the reel...
I am looking for a smaller level wind reel for my nephew.. I like the size of the Warfare15LW and I am wondering: is the Squall 15LW the...
Hi everyone. I also asked this question in the World of Penn forum, so I hope I'm not breaking any rules..
Just got the Squall 25N Star Drag...
Hello everyone. Just unwrapped my new squall 25N star drag and can't wait to try it out! It feels so solid and the freespool is awesome. I will...
I used to get seasick, but ever since I discovered Bonine, I have never been sick again, even in rough seas. Here is what I do for 1/2 to 1-day...
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