2.5 decades ago we only had 6 television channels.
So, 2.5 decades ago all our trucks had roll up windows.
I agree. The Duran clamps are way better thab the Tiburon clamps but in the case of the Calcutta 400 the Tiburon is superior.
Tiburon makes a great clamp for the Calcutta 400
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Cousins Raze 909 Lexa 400 40# MC 50yards of 30# Stren Magnathin 3' flouro leader and a shit load of drag. You cannot let them get to the rocks!
Why are the XL and XLH Grafighters so dam expensive.
It's size small
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I've never used any of those reels but I have used it Calcutta 200 that's a damn good real.
The Raze 909 and Lexa 400 are a match made in heaven!!!
Pics of the broken rod?
The G2 should have enough drag.
Marky on the Gale Force is a great cook.
Cousins Raze 909 if you can find one
Seeker TACTIC TAC909-T
United composites Elite MEGA 900
The Duran clamp is Superior to Tiburon clamp
I assume the 196 is your 20# and the 270H is your 30#. Now you need a 40# rig.
The GG 6480 and Avet JX is a pretty awesome 40 pound rig. That's...
There's plenty of videos on YouTube of some of the above-mentioned rods pulling in tuna.
UC 900XF and the RCE 900 XF
Seeker Black Steel
Tern 400 or 500
Penn Torque 25N
J and H tackle is having s sale on Avets
A Lexa 400 and a 850M is a real nice 30lb rig. Live bait and jigs, it'll do work.
Use a hose clamp
Seeker Black Steel, MGC, and Calstar GG series are in your price range.
Black Steel G6480 and G980
United Composites makes two jig sticks with reel seats. The RUS 85 Phantom and the RUS Monster
You can use a Duran DFP clamp with a Tranx 400 and...
Does anybody have any experience with this rod. It's the Grafighter version of the 90J GFDH-90J. I saw one today at a shop and I liked it, it's a...
There is absolutely nothing wrong with somebody stating their opinion about a product.
I take it you typed in the word "disparaging"
Not true. I simply stated that the guys that make the disparaging remarks are only making those remarks because they can't afford or are too tight...
I'm not going to go tit for tat with you. Let's keep this civil, use your wits and prove me wrong.
The negative comments and disparaging remarks are everywhere on this forum particularly when discussing new tackle. If you really want to know...
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THAT WAS GOOD THANKS FOR THE CHUCKLE.
I buy the generic ones because these are the only ones I could find that...
I think the biggest problem people have new/modern tackle is $$$$$ if the stuff was free there wouldn't be such disparaging remarks and everyone...
On my conventionals I use Power Pro and Super Slick 8, on my baitcasters I use Maxcuatro and Daiwa J-braid 4X.
I've been wanting to try...
Do you think Jesus can beat Thanos?
Johnny's Sport Shop in Pasadena does good work.
I use the generic reel covers from Bob Sands. A lot of local tackle shops carry this reel cover with their branding etched on it. They're good and...
Seeker Pinhead D8
Nice score. I didn't recommend cousins because they're out of business. If you find a cousins CPX 809 909 are a Raze 909 or 853 get it they'll...
Seeker ISP 809
UC Elite Mega
UC Rus 80 Mega
I think your right
50lb mono: 354 yards
40lb mono: 413 yards
I added a Lexa 300 paddle handle to my Calcutta 250 and I worked beautifully.
What's more valuable, a Truline or a Harnell?
I bought 2 Avets from J&H recently one @15% off and one at 10% off.
always has a 10% sale. The next one would probably be around Father's day.
I always give the crew the Jackpot. All I ask for is my galley tab cleared and fish cleaned free.
Dropper loop with live bait or squid is the best. Using a heavy jig is the most fun though. Usually with an 8oz jig.
Seeker Inshore Pro 808 or 809
St.Croix Tidemaster 80MH
I use both paired with a Curado 300ej and a Calcutta 400D
I have 3 Avets they're my tuna rigs.
SXJ Raptor (20#)
MXJ G2 (30#)
JX G2 (40# and yoyo)
A 700L and and an SX is a killer combo!! You'll do good with that setup just about anywhere in SoCal.
No thanks!!! The worst thing that could ever happen would be a Calstar rod made in China.
Does anybody know the lure rating on this rod, can it cast a JRI 3 or 4
I didn't read this part. You can use the LX for a 30# and 40# all you need now is a rod rated 20-50 or 30-60
700M and a JX will have you covered for 30#40# and a nice Rockfish rig, yoyo too.
Since we're on the subject, why is the gold Trinidad so coveted?
I think opinions have changed but the argument is still the same. It's stll Old timers not liking change.
Did anybody go this weekend and if so how was the quality of the fish, was anybody able to take advantage of new depth regulations?
Why would you reply to a argument that is 11 years old?
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Thanks for the info fellas.
The Spar Varnish will keep it in place?
When I first started fishing I used a baitrunner and a Ugly Stik because I thought that's all you needed and because I watched a bunch of Florida...
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Is it a DH Grafighter 800M with a Penn Torque 25?
I couldn't agree more. The Galley cook on the pursuit was a jerk and the guys that run the ticket window in the morning are another reason why I...
100% accurate. The 690J is perfect for Catalina Island.
Does it matter if I use indoor or outdoor Spar urethane on a pair of pliers I wrapped?
Calstar 800M and an MXJ is the quintessential 30lb combo
Did Avet ever mention a release date? All I ever seen from Avet was a picture they posted on their Instagram.
For an awesome Rod like that which is already a collector's item, get yourself a good real not the budget version.
Penn Torque 25N...
Turners in Pasadena has a new HXJ Raptor for $297
I only fish party boats and I definitely have a routine.
As soon as the galley starts cooking I order a grilled cheese and a Coke later on in the...
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2 wrapped pliers for sale both made in USA.
The black ones are Gardner Bender and black and blue are Proto
$20 shipped for the black GB's
The Fury and the Thunderbird, are those 3/4 or overnight trips.
Are those 3/4 or overnight trips on the Fury and Thunderbird?
I wanna fish SCI but I'm not sure which boats or Landings fish there on a regular basis. I assume the two Landings out of Newport Beach offer...
For Christmas I bought myself a Seeker BlackSteel 270 and For New Years I bought myself an Avet MXJ and for Valentines day I bought myself a SXJ...
T-Shirts and stickers is what I'm definitely gonna buy. The two booths I'm interested in are Seeker and Grundens. I wanna check out those Tactic...
Can you please elaborate.
Based purely on looks the Saltiga is the best-looking high-end real.
IMHO I like the machining marks. They make the reel look handcrafted. BTW Bob Sands and Fish'n Fools have Term 400's in stock.I
Grafighter 800M AND I paired with a Torque 25 and I only used it once. It slipped out of my hands and fell in the ocean never to be seen again.
I'll be in Cabo in June and I'm going to use SushiTime, what rods and reels do they use?
Do these reels share the same Reelfoot?
Get a Tern 400
Seeker MGC 2080
Not sure if this is a stupid question or if this question has been asked a million times but here goes.
So the general rule of thumb is that SX...
I only use Big Game and Stren Magnathin
You don't need a dedicated yoyo rod, you can use the GG 6480 for 40lb and yoyo and 700h for 50lb and yoyo
The Calstar 6480 is definitely a 40lb rod, Seeker also makes a 6480 and thats a 30lb rod.
PP is definitely made in the USA
The Avet JX and a GG6480 is a 40lb combo that's hard to beat. Spool it with Power Pro and you'll be 100% American.
BTW the JX casts very well.
I've been fishing Lexas 400 and 300 7.1 gear ratio for about five years now and I've never had a problem reeling in a big fish. I don't understand...
Your options are endless. You can keep it simple by starting with Coltsnipers.
Coltsniper jig and Coltsniper Stickbait will cover all your bases...
Bob Sands in Van Nuys
Six packs and four packs are really expensive even for guys that like fish a lot. Your best bet is to get a small boat like The Tortuga or SeaTac...
I had a pair of the Accurate pliers for about three seasons I lost them last August, they slipped out of my hands and went overboard right in...
Daiwa Saltist 20H-C
Accurate Tern 300X
I asked the same question to a guy who owns and fishes both. He said the XLH is for 20 and the L is more of a 25lb stick and the XLH is better...
I was Turners in Pasadena today and noticed they had some good deals. If anybody is interested they have
HXJ Raptor for $297
800L for $209 (with...
The GG6480 is an awesome 40# rod and cheaper than a Grafighter.
My cousin uses a 700M with the 2-speed JX and he does good with it, that's his 40-pound setup. I've actually seen a couple guys in these forums...
DM me if you wanna sell me one.
No offense but you're putting way too much thought into this. Both reels are good and will serve you well. If I were you I would get the Lexa...
Get over it already! You sound like a broken record.
do you have the 909 or the 909HF
The best bait I've ever seen at the Channel Islands is a small sanddab. Every time I've used them or seen people use them, limits were caught. Of...
I was thinking of getting a SX 2speed in case I run into a big bluefin that only wants 15 or 20 pound line.
Seeker ISP 808 and 809
I think Toriums go on sale. The Tranx 400 is a great real but it doesn't warrant the price especially since you can get natural kind of guy easily...
Do Shimano reels ever go on sale?
Get a Calcutta 200B or D I guarantee you'll love the Calcutta.
I have 240 yards of 30 lb maxcuatro on my 300 HD and a 50-yard Top Shot of 20 lb mono and a 3ft fluorocarbon leader
it seems to me that a lot of tackle shops invested in big spools of Power Pro and suffix and all the P lines and now refuse to spend more money on...
Get the "Top Shot Calculator" app
well in that case don't get either of those rods. Get the calstar GG 6480 or the United composites RUS Monster. Both Rod's that I mentioned are...
Do you own both rods?
St.Croix Tidemaster. St Croix tidemaster and Avid's are the premier rods for all the coffee grinding fisherman in Florida and just about the rest...
about 2 months ago Save-on Tackle in Santa Fe Spring had a few of the 858's in stock
Seeker ISP will suit your needs
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Bonito and Barracuda Ceviche is delicious!
My buddy has Seagate 35 on his 90j and loves it.
Oh believe me I understand just fine. If I had no success flying lining on my baitcasters and graphite rods then I would switch to a conventional...
I do have conventionals a 196-8/Squall12 and GG6480/Avet JX. Once I started using baitcasters the 196 and squall have been collecting dust.
I'm convinced about this because I catch fish.
Not at all I just haven't chimed in because I didn't want this thread to get ugly. But the fact is I think you guys are wrong or you just don't...
What is there to pay attention to? I throw out my bait, if it's a good swimmer it pulls line if it's not I reel it back in and get another bait.
I've never had this issue with my Lexas or my Calcuttas
This is all new to me as I've only ever used Baitcasters.
Lexa 300HD for 20#
Lexa 400 for 30#
I've never had any issues with bait.
Why not a baitcaster for live bait? I've yet to hear a reasonable reply as to why a baitcaster is not good for live bait
I always hear that baitcasters and Bass gear have their place or that they are good for poppers and swimbaits but not for live bait
That makes sense but I've actually never seen that has anybody else?
Saltwater baitcasters love em or hate em?
I've noticed in some of these threads there's always one or two guys that always have something...
Avet JX G2
I believe it is the same size. I was told by Accurate that the Rod clamp that fits on the Valiant 300 would also fit the Tern 300.
Seeker ISP 808 and a Lexa 300
There's two types of fishing snobs, there's the Fanboys who think they're superior and then there are the guys who are dead set against spending...
Are there any issues with Stainless Steel guides like the one on the Calstar Westcoast rods. Why are they cheaper than ceramic guides?
There are a couple reasons why a person would want a custom rod.
1. you can put the reel seat exactly where you want it
2. You can use the handle...
Just about every Landing has open party boats
I've only seen that once, and that was by the old timers who are regulars and only bottom fish. What I have seen a couple times, is the Newbie who...
I just got a quote from a local shop, about $300 for a 900L with the cheapest(price not quality) components.
That's what I thought. The setup I recommended you is more than adequate for Catalina.(Cannel Islands too)
I agree with what you're saying but to be honest I doubt he's going to do anything other then SoCal party boats and So Cal party boats pretty much...
I just saw your Cardiff or Komodo poll, if you want to keep it under $300 get the Cardiff it's a damn good real and go to Turner's Outdoorsman and...
Yes of course.
Maybe 2 or 3 years ago Calstars future was in question but now I think their solid. As a matter of fact a couple new models have been added to...
Let's cut the bullshit and get down to the nitty-gritty. How about Forum on escorts. Let's see who your favorite escorts are and where the best...
NeedlCrook is the best
I meant barracuda but somehow I think you knew that. Thanks for the laugh.
I fished Catalina on Sunday and the Baraduca and Calicos loved the 48g Coltsniper I was feeding em and Mackerel loved the 28g while I was at the...
So how was you're trip?
How do both of these reels Cast?
It should be just like any other reel
Daiwa Saltist 30 Levelwind and a Ugly Stik Tiger (20-50lb) is really popular with the Channel Island locals that love fishing the bottom, and for...
So cousins had their big sale yesterday on manufacturing equipment and blanks, did anyone go to this funeral sale?
I was halfway being facetious. As it stands right now it's the going to be the cheapest of the bunch and to be completely honest they're all the same.
Don't get either of those reels, wait another month and get the Accurate Tern. The accurate is will be $150 cheaper and better than both those reels.
Can you post more info/specs on that rod.
I'm actually bummed out about this I really liked cousins especially the Raze series.
So it's official Cousins Rods is going out of business. They announced it on Instagram today.
Their having a huge sale on September 22 and 23
All I use is PowePro, Power Pro Maxcuatro and Daiwa J-braid 4X. I think going forward I'm going to stick to Maxcuatro. I love the price of the 4X...
Wow what a question. I love catching them especially on artificials and I love eating them I personally think Calico ceviche is the best. I prefer...
The clamp only fits the 400. It should fit the Cardiff too.
Fish n Fools is in Granada Hills which is right next to Northridge.
The Fish 'N Fools...
China that's why I will never buy a Phenix rod.
Maybe. But it's chicken crap that a company like accurate that Prides itself on having a made in USA product would have Chinese rods. Quite...
JFC!!!!! Shame on you Accurate!
How is it a beast?
Are any rods left?
Do you still have these blanks?
Can you please post pics of what's left?
Let me know if you got one cuz I want to buy it
How so? Not enough backbone?
I'm looking for a 9-foot 20 lb bait rod. I've narrowed my choices down to the Black Steel 990, Grafighter 900L, and the CE900XF or the...
So how do you like the US90XF? I'm in the market for a 9-foot bait rod.
Grafighter 900L 900XlH
I know a video you talking about. That dude is little too over-the-top for me he's way too technical
Maxcuatro and Daiwa J-braid 4X
How do you fish the kicker 25 light the JRI 3 and OCT surface irons? Specifically the retrieval speed. I know on a Tady C you just wind it in and...
Avet JX G2
Cousins CPX 909 HF
2 Shimano Calcutta 400D's (sold one)
Curado 300 EJ
20# and 30# blackwater flouro
I sold all my Tady jigs...
The 9' rods don't come with reel seats. Most new Anglers who want to buy a high-end Rod are not going to go the custom route.
I think a Calstar is back up and running at full speed. They've added new rods to their catalog. A year ago Bob Sands in Van Nuys had very few...
Calstar, Seeker, and UC need to start adding Reel Seats and thinner grips on their rods particularly the 9-foot rods. These rods need to become...
I have a 20 year old Calcutta 250 that works flawlessly. I've never heard of Shimano not backing up any of their products. I think within the last...
Cousins Raze 909
Seeker ISP 809
It would definitely bother me but I'de get over it and I certainly wouldn't disparage anybody who spends "big" money on equipment.
this is the backpack I use. I've been using it for 3 years and it's held up very well.
If all you're going to do is an overnight then I'd say MH. Another suggestion and probably cheaper money-wise would be to get the GG6480. That is...
If spending that kind of money really bothers you that much then maybe you should find a cheaper Hobby.
Well then you Fork out another $500 and buy another one.
Where'd you get those black handles/knobs?
A buddy of mine has to komodo 450 so I was able to use it last month on a 3/4 day trip, and I got to say I do not like it. It did its job...
That's perfect! What more could you ask for, it'll also hold a lunch, snacks, and serve as a seat on a crowded boat.
Blood? Is the meat still good to eat?
Why is the meat red? It wasn't like this when I first froze it.
This reel is new never used. I spooled it with 250 yards of 50# Daiwa J-braid
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St.Croix Tidemaster. Florida fishermen love that rod
I hate when I see deckhands and other anglers tossing their tag ends in the ocean.
I've never seen or heard of a Lexa losing a fight. The only thing it might not be able to handle are big Tuna.
Power pro Maxcuatro(yellow) and Super slick 8(blue) cuz they haven't let me down and their made in the USA. I have 50 lb moss green P-line on my...
I think it would work great. Old wooden tackle boxes are beautiful and works of art but are Impractical nowadays.
Everyone keeps their tackle in...
I want a Curado 300EJ don't need it but I want it.
Tern 300X for my 196 and if the Avet SD comes in a MXJ size I'll buy one for my 800M
Which Tranx do these (shittalking)guys have? I'm not a big fan of the 300/400 but I love the 500 especially the HG.
All the new saltwater low...
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I ordered a black 300X for $251
Very true but it's easier to find a deal on a Saltiga or Trini than a Torque.
Who makes the blanks and where are these rods manufactured?
The Torque is a awesome real but too damn expensive and almost impossible to find a good deal on one anywhere. The Fathom is $200 cheaper.
Cousins Raze 909
The Okuma Tessoro is gonna suffer the same fate as the Cedros now that Accurate and Avet offer star drag reels.
Does the 300X come with a reel clamp, can it be mounted to a deckhand rod?
Any possibilities of making a low profile saltwater baitcaster in the 300 and 400 size
Cousins Raze 909T
Cousins CPX 808 F
So this rod can cast an anchovy?
Daiwa BG 4500
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Maxcuatro and Daiwa J braid 4x are the thinnest braided lines. Both are excellent choices
I use it on my Lexas 30# and 40# no complaints.
I bought one for my Lexa 400. I like it, it's good quality. I'm gonna buy one for my Calcutta D
Why does the 12 cost more than the other sizes?
Old school vs new school. Traditional Jig sticks have always been 9' and up but now with the new technology and materials 9' might be the Max....
The only time I've ever been spooled was by a Sardine. This thing just swam and swam.
Cousins Raze 909
UC Swimbait Finatic MH
Calstar 800M or 800ML
Calstar 270H (this can be had new for less than $200)
Cousins Raze 839, 909, 799
Cousins CPX 809F
Seeker Pinhead D8
Does your rod have a reel seat?
I use Obenaufs
Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP - Preserves and Protects Leather - Great for Boots and More - 4 oz [MEDIA]
The mounting studs on my JX don't screw in all the way, is this normal for Avet reels?
Brand new in box never used $275. 0BO
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$125 firm it's in excellent condition and recently serviced. It's ready to fish
I agree but its only a $32 difference.
I definitely got the wrong info! I'm going with the G2
Which would you recommend for 40#/bait for overnight trips out of SD. The G1 has more Line capacity 530/65 and the G2 400/65
Under Load? He wants this reel for inshore fishing. Most likely 3/4 day trips, I highly doubt the Load pressure could possibly be a factor.
More Cranking power?
Bluefin have also been caught on Luna's and Calcutta B's, the Calcutta 400B may be a little too wide for...
Their both great reels and very similar to each other.
https://www.thelongfin.com/ This is where I bought my Grafighters
$60 2 piece tout rod 7' LB 1-4 Lure 1/32-3/16
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Does it have to be a Calcutta only? Daiwa Pluton and Ryogas are really nice.
I love my 400D I like how narrow it is yet has plenty of line capacity as opposed to the other calcutta's. I think the 400B is too wide
Cousins Raze 909 or the CPX 909
The Cousins Raze 909 is perfect fir lighter jigs.
Post some pics of that Squidder
use it as your anchovy rig. anchovy is been in the bait Wells on party boats for about 4 years now I guarantee you'll get some use out of it. I...
does this rod have a reel seat? That rod can be used as your anchovy rig. if your Rod has a reel seat then get yourself a Lexa 300 if it's...
I emailed Yeti and was told that 70% of the Tundra series is made in the USA and 30% in the Philippines.
Regardless if this is fake news or not Yeti and Rtic are made overseas, stick to American made products please.
Pelican, Igloo,Orca etc......
Wow what a coincidence I made fish n chips yesterday with a bunch of salmon grouper(beer batter/pancake mix) that I caught last week on the new...
Cousins Raze 909. the 909 and Lexa 400 were made for each other, a match made in heaven.
I honestly don't think it matters which one you get. get the one that's cheaper, some people claim that HG is too fast but I'm sure you could just...
Cousins CPX 909HF
Cousins rods are great. I have a Raze 909, 908, and 808. They got everything from graphite to composites, old school fiberglass too and at...
The seigler is in the same class as the Trinidad and Saltiga
It looks like Seeker has a couple new models. One model that caught my eye is Tactic, it looks like it's in direct competition with Cousins Raze...
The first fish I ever caught was a starfish off the Redondo Beach Pier with a Ryobe spinning combo that I bought for $19.99 at Builders Emporium...
I got mine for $375 new on eBay.
I don't own a komodo but I do own a Tranx 500 and a Lexa 400. line capacity is the only advantage the Tranx has over the Komodo.
I consider the...
Less than $50 I did it about 2 years ago and I only paid $26
For the same amount of money you're going to spend on a clamp you can have a real seat installed on your deckhand rod. Just about any reputable...
Can you hike in those snake proof Mucks?
Gill deck boots. I love my Gill boots, I've had them for 4 seasons. They feel like a pair of Vans when they give out I'll get a pair of...
My buddy caught 2 Jackpot winning Lingcod on the Gentleman using 20# mono with a spinning reel on a conventional rod
My Rockfish rig is a
7' 15-40lb Okuma rod (that I won in a raffle)
Penn Warfare LW15 (that I bought for $56)
300 yards of 50# green P-Line...
Let's be honest they're all great reels including the Abu, Lews and 13's. Build quality is not an issue just like line capacity is not an issue....
I think the Lexas and Komodos are superior to the Tranx 400/300 simply due to line capacity drag and price.
BTW I love my Tranx 500Hg and...
So do you use mono to provide stretch or that's just what you've always used?
Do you guys use mono with your graphite rods to provide stretch?
Rods: Daiwa DX
Okuma shadow stalker
Reel: Shimano Cardiff
Will a handle from a Trinidad A fit on a Calcutta 400 D?
Cousins Raze 808 or 908 if you can find one
GG6480 OR 800H
Hahaha. Last week I bought an orange Avet SX on Amazon for $159 and the next day the price went up to $234
I love my Okuma backpack.(got it for free) I like backpacks cuz I can stuff my jacket in them, when my backpack gives out on me I'll probably get...
I like the Curado but it's too expensive. The Tranx 300/400 are nice to but you get more for less $ with the Lexa and Komodo's.
Grafighter 800M is #1 but I also love my WC196-8. The combo of Calstar and Avet just can't be beat.
Cousins Raze 858T
Cousins CPX 808F
Seeker In Shore Pro 808 or 809 Blue Lightning 808 or 809
United Composites SWIMBAIT FINATIC
Lexa 300 for 20lb
Lexa 400 for 30lb
If you're only using it for bass then I suggest a shimano Calcutta 200B.(for $250 you might score a Calcuuta...
That Avet is a good choice but you can never go wrong with a Lexa 400
Shimano Sahara 500 is the best of the bunch
I'm using a Penn Warfare 15 LW. This is a nice little reel it's short and narrow so you can palm it and has plenty of line capacity. The Saltist...
Daiwa lexa 400
This guy has a couple vids using the SCT rod
My reels are stored in my Safe and empty TV stand drawer year round and my rods are stored in my garage during the cooler months but as soon as it...
50# but next season I'll use 65# PP Maxcuatro.
St.Croix Tidemaster 14-30 Lexa 300HD 40#PP 20# leader
Cousins 808 lexa 300 40#PP 20# leader
This new generation of Jigsticks are a lot thinner and lighter and cast just as far as an all fiberglass rod. The Cousins CPX 909HF has a reel...
You can never go wrong with a Medium Ugly Stik Tiger and shimano baitrunner 8000
Cousins Raze 909T and a lexa 400. You can use it for 20# 30# 40# and as a jigstick
If you want more line capacity use Maxcuatro on the reels you have.
Cousins Raze 909T or the Cousins CPX 809F or 909HF
I've never fished them but they look a lot like Grafighters.
I switched to 9' rods(except for my 8' Chovy and 40# rods)
I love the extra distance I get from my cousins Raze rods, 909 for 30# and 908 for20#...
Old school vs. New school.
The classic 9'+ fiberglass rods with big star drag reels and mono can never be beat but the new generation of thin...
20# rig: St Croix Tidemaster 14-30 lexa 300HD 40# PP 20# flouro leader
30# rig: Raze 909 20-40 Lexa 400 50# PP 30# flouro leader
more often than...
I use about 3 feet of seaguar flouro. I've only lost a fish at the knot once.
I land plenty of fish, dozens of small YT Bonitos Cudas and bass I've also pulled plenty of large bass out of the kelp but I've lost too many big...
Have any of you ever used a braid Topshot? I usually use braid to a 3-foot fluorocarbon leader but I've lost quite a few fish this season and I...
Grundens just came out with a new boot...
I have Gill boots and love em. I've been wearing for 3 seasons now.
Have any of you guys ever deep fried Calico bass?
(With beer batter like a Ling Cod)
Oh ok. I thought it had something to do with the fish.
Why is moss green spectra not A good color?
So how long of a leader and which brand do you suggest?
Actually i prefer a 9' rod.
So would a mono leader provide enough stretch so as to not pull hooks when using a graphite rod?
Do you want it for your spools of line such as your top shots or do you want this for the spool on your reel?
Are there any new/modern rods that can cast an anchovy like the 196-8 does?
Is this what you're looking for?
The only time I've lost fish was due to me being lazy and not changing out my top shots. I use Power Pro with a 3ft seaguar floro leader. The only...
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Lexa 300 and Okuma shadow stalker You can get the shadow stalker at Turners for $120 and the Lexa on ebay for about $120
A Lexa 400 should fit your hands just fine and is about the same price as Cortez 5
Usually 4 but this season 5 since anchovies are always in the baitwell.
GG 6480 or a 700H. Have you looked at the United Composites Swimbait Finatic rods?
United Composites USA RUC711XH
30-60 lb. line 4-10 oz lures...
Daiwa Saltist LW 40HA
These guys are a bunch of cry babies trying to pass themselves off as snobs/superior anglers. All they do is complain, they hate spinning reels,...
Cousins Raze 858T 8'6"
That would be perfect.
These shorts are grey and new with tags.
Size 42 $50.00 DM me for pics.
Cousins Raze 808 and a Lexa 300
My first trip this season is on May 21st and all I can think about is having a cheeseburger from the galley.
20# St.Croix Tidemaster 8'MH & Daiwa Lexa 300HD
30# Calstar 800M & Daiwa Lexa 400
20# (swimbait rig) Cousins 808 & Lexa 300
The most popular combo that I always see on boats whether it be a 20 through 40 pound setup is a Grafighter and an Avet.(and for good reason)...
Wiley X P-17 I love em.
Like I said MAKE THE EFFORT TO BUY AMERICAN WHEN POSSIBLE. Sometimes you have no choice but to buy foreign, such is the case with electronics....
Like I said when you "CAN'' buy American, buy American. All it takes is a little effort.
Every company claims "highest Quality" Cheap Labor is the reason for such low prices. Stick to Made in the USA whenever possible.
Grafighter 800M or Cousins Raze RSW 839T.
BTW both are made in USA.
Overtime overtime overtime. Without overtime I ain't shite and that's the truth. I'm an overtime whore and I don't use any of that money for...
Why aren't you a fan? (Just out of curiosity)
800M Lexa 400 and a Cousins 808 and Lexa 300
Daiwa Lexa 400 paired with a Cousins raze RSW 839T
Penn Squall and Okuma Cortez. I owned both and caught plenty of Yt's with em. In fact those were the reels I learned how to cast with, I've since...
I have my Tranx on a GG 6480, it's my 40lb/jig stick setup.
A grafighter and a Lexa 400 is all you need for the three B's yellows and football size tuna.
St, Croix Tidemaster. The reviews are all good
It's still available
I bought this combo new in October of 2014. $200.00 If you want Pics send me a PM. The rod and reel are in like new condition.
I love my Gill boots. They feel like I'm wearing a pair of Vans, if you like wearing Vans you'll love these boots
I'm a baitcaster guy myself, I love my Lexa's but if I were to get a conventional reel it would definitely be a Torque 25N or Avet JX.
St. Croix Tidemaster TIC80MHF
Get a Cousins 909 or 839
I had it spooled at action tackle in Mission Hills. Needless to say I'm never going back there.
The shop I went to used a winding machine, the line on the spool doesn't feel hard it actually feels real soft.
I got my tranx spooled today with 65lb braid(Izorline) and only got 160 yards. Is 160 yards enough line?
Awesome vid thanks for sharing
Are they made in the USA like the old ones?
Cousin's 909 or 853
St Croix Tidemaster TIC80HF
United Composite Elite MEGA C
I love my Seeker Trout rod UL 7' 1-4lb and my Berkley trout dough rod UL 8' 2-6lb. I also love my Shakespeare Micro series rod UL 7'6'' 2-6lb it's...
Get a Lexa 300 on eBay for under $150 or a Lexa 300 HD for under $200
The Shadow Stalker is a great rod.
This will be the best $120...
I Absolutely love my Cousins Raze 808 I bought it specifically for calicos but now it's my go to rod, I've caught 20# Yellows and countless...
I was there about a month ago and they Had a 909 In stock. I have the 808 with the Lexa 300 and it's worked out well for me. When I retire my...
Fish n fools in Granada Hills off the 118 carries cousins and their less than an hour away from Ventura
This might work
Get a Cousins Raze RSW 909T You'll love it, plus it's made in the USA
What do you use your Tranx for?(just out of curiosity)
Penn Squall 15(the poor man's torque).
I had a good season last year when anchovies were the only bait we had. My squall and Calstar 196-8 is a...
you're right the rain shadow blanks are made in China, now I need to edit my original post.
Okuma Shadow Stalker all the way...
Cousins Raze series
St. Croix Tidemaster
Both rods are great and can handle anything our local islands can throw at us and both are made in the...
St. Croix Tidemaster are really nice, there's plenty of good reviews on them and they can be had for $200 on Amazon....
Phenix are great and nice looking but I would never buy one simply because they're made in China.
If you want to embrace new technology try...
that's one of the reason I like Them.
The rugged shark boots are nice too.
Get the pair that is most comfortable. I myself like and use Gill, they feel like I'm wearing Vans.
Cousins 808 or St.Croix Tidemaster
Only one of them is specifically for surf. With 24lbs of drag and 500 yards of 40# braid they can handle tuna and YT's.
Their star drag reels have already hit the market. one with cash control one without...
I know a couple guys that absolutely love the Calstar GG 90J's
Power Pro Maxcuatro will remedy any issues with capacity
Lexa 300. I just bought one(my 2nd one 25#rig) on eBay for $130 delivered.
I don't care for either one, neither of the two cater to So Cal anglers. Kmart,Walmart,Big5 and Sportchalet are where I go for my fresh water...
Nice reel, I like it but not for $400.
This combo is a year old $200 obo I can't upload photos but i can text them to you if you like
How do you set the drag on a star drag reel. I've actually lost a couple fish this season because my drag wasn't set right.
I had the Tiburon clamp on my Grafighiter and didn't like it so I paid $60.00 and had a Fuji reel seat installed and I couldn't be happier.
The 6480 with the Trinidad 20a sounds like a winner.
If you want to get a anchovy setup I suggest you get a bass setup that way it can pull double duty throwing 3/4oz swimbaits and anchovies when needed.
United Composites Elite Monster
RainShadow RCLB 80M
I can't find any info on the torque 25, plenty on the 25N though. Is the 25N vastly superior for surface irons or is the narrow reel just a...
I have a GG 6480 that I plan on using as a jig stick, Which of these two reels would be better suited for throwing Tady 45's and C's(spooled with...
I emailed Cousins tackle a couple months ago with a similar question and was told that the Raze series RSW 909T and RSW 839T which are rated for...
I was on the Triton two weeks ago, it's a great boat.
That's a great choice as well.
Calstar Grafighter 800L You can't get any better than that.
Get a 20 pound setup.
A Seeker pinhead 8' 15-30 and Daiwa Seagate 30 or a Okuma Cortez 10 or 12
Why don't you like braided line?
Penn Squall 15 on Calstar BWC 196 with 50lb Power Pro and about a six foot leader of 25lb flouro.
Daiwa's claims are inaccurate as well.
I only got 185yds of 65# on my Lexa 400 but they claim 300/55 and 200/80 if the stats are accurate then I...
Daiwa tatula combo
I don't think guys that prefer spinners consider that a problem, they probably consider backlashes on conventionals a problem though. I prefer...
Look at these Dummies using spinning gear for tuna.
I store 3 rods behind my couch and 1 rod under my bed.
I love my Accurate pliers. FYI their made in the USA
What's the lure rating on the phenix SMX-82H?
Is WFO still around?
Was there really a need for the HD Lexa, is the regular Lexa flimsy and prone to breaking?
Why is the MGC a POS, please elaborate.
Cousins raze series 808T.
I use my Lexa 300 on 808 and I've landed YT's Cudas and dozens of calicos with this combo. I can sling a 3/4oz...
Since you're new to conventionals you should go with the SX with cast control(MC) or an Okuma Cortez 5(comes with cast control) if you want to...
One of the reasons I got the Cortez was because the reviews I read said it was great for tossing irons. Could it be the rod?
I'm glad it's the reel and not the rod. I've been looking for an excuse to buy a new reel.
I can't cast a Tady 45 or a C very well with my Grafighter 800M and Okuma Cortez 12 but I can cast a 3/4oz. Swimbait a mile with my lexa 300 on a...
Big5 sporting goods carries 6x and 6x Jr. And usually have a few in stock.
I was in your shoes last year and after much consideration and advice I went with a Calster WCDH-196-C and a Penn Squall 15 spooled with 50lb...
I'm glad I read this post, I thought bringing 4 setups on 3/4-full day trips was overkill.
196-8 with a squall 15 for live bait
800m with a...
I have gill deck boots and I like em a lot. Tretorn makes a nice boot, rugged shark look nice and I've heard nothing but good things about them.
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