Sorry I forgot the (N) thank you for clarifying that
So they are going to make a silver 40?
Try working on that pig,90 feet out the water.
Like the albacore the Admiral is long gone.
I too was on the same trip as Russ and I feel that Blake is one of the best crew members in the fleet!He pulled off more heroic stuff then I have...
I like your builds Eddy!You have a very original style that no one copies
I thought mine might be what you was looking for but doesn’t have the R
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Island Tackle has my vote,lots of calstar blanks with some hard to find ones mixed in.
2X on Squidco,34 or 36
It was Harbor Tackle,the guy turned it into a nice shop but like you said couldn’t make it.
Just got off a super good 7 day trip on the Royal Star,very good experience with the crew and passengers!Felt like being a part of a family.Cant...
[ATTACH]I just got one for my 12A super nice!I can DM you some pictures with the clamp on the reel if you would like.
I got a freshly wrapped UC raptor waiting for that bad boy.
Thinner blank,same action
I talked to the rep at DATD,the reel is still in the prototype stages and probably won’t be out for awhile.He said it’s going to be sized about...
What????Thats why I love Okuma,can’t wait to see it.Yes info please,should be a good sale for our fishery!
Buy your components from a local shop,Use Alps or Fuji guides.Go to Eric’s or take a drive to Bob Sands or Island Tackle,they will get you dialed...
My mind is blown!
We have so many good options in the San Diego area!Squidco has greats prices and good service,great atmosphere!Being from north county,Ken’s is my...
Jon in San Jose,by far the best saltwater rod builder in Nor Cal.His wed site is California Tackle House.
I haven’t posted a rod in a long time but was super happy with the tiger on this one so wanted to share with the faithful.Black,white and silver...
Island Tackle in Carson has good deals on full sets of Alps guides in all sizes.
Can the t-bar style handle that comes on the HXW be put on a HX?
i just wanted to give props to Accurate for making some super nice reel covers.I ordered them from the website and I got them today,super well...
Right on!Ive been only fishing the Avenger this season.It has been all deep water,the shrimp fly has worked well for the rent rods.Captain James...
Big jigs like 200 gram flat falls,the sport boats are fishing deep for quality reds.
I was just at Island Tackle in Carson,they have all Alps guides in sets for super low prices and the guys are super cool.Worth the drive if you...
2017 death of the 5 day.
I'd just keep that classic on a shelf with other cool tackle from the past.
That fade is beautiful!
Needs one more guide,that should get the right spacing.7 foot rod needs 8 guides.
Faster taper on the 7470's
A 600n two speed version does sound pretty cool.
I get my black from Scold at California Tackle House
Great use of blue and silver!Nice build!
For sure the Calstar stuff seems to be the best.
Cork tape with xshrink over it.
Haven't shared any wrapping for awhile.Its a Calstar 700h with a ever popular tiger,black,white,metallic silver all size a black on top two treads...
I loaded mine to the top with 80lb.JB using it for 60-70lb. fluro.I have a Mak 16 sea loaded with 100 hollow for 80 lb.I do like how light the 16A...
How did the 16 hold up?I just got one for a future Lupe trip.
One of the good Orange County shops like The Long Fin would have someone that does rod re finishing.
Well at lest we know what type of fishing rules this industry.Looked like Okuma and Diawa where the only reel companies stepping up in the salt...
Try posting this in jigging and popping furum
Looks like nothing new this year.
I just watched the roll out,not looking too promising.
Nothing new for the west coast salt water guy unless you fish bay bass.
Kind of blah?Really blah!!!Kind of pointless to even post on a salt water forum.That rip bait is a maga bass one ten rip off.
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New custom built Calstar 700 MH 200$,pay pal friends and family or meet.Im in Montery,will ship on your dime.Can even put your name on if you want.
They disappeared off YouTube
Start with a 20 and use 10 guides.184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.10.10 with a 10 size ring tip or if you use a size 8 ring tip do two 8's. In your...
Calstar did white blanks some time in the late 80's to early 90's.I remember the deckhand on the Pacific Eagle had a quiver of white Calstars
I will be on the Seeker 12 on the Royal Star too,can't wait!!!!
I have a gunmetal accurate 500 BX 4:1,fully upgraded,stainless ARB,sleeved spool,TSI on the spool bearings.Reel can free spool for minutes.Full...
Yeah,looks like someone took a black marker to the two feet of glass.You can only see it in the sun,no big .
I just got a 770xh blank and it looks they sharpie markered the last two feet before they clear coated it,looks like shit.Last I don't look close...
Are these in silver like the internationals?
Love my 500 for 50lb. for live bait free bump.
No reel clamps for the 10 and 12,not enough room.
I got some 70 and 80 lb.Sunline FC,wasn't sure about trying something new but there fresh water line is very good so went for it.
I got to check it out at booth and yes it was on the ruff side but for a sub 400$ reel fuck it sale the bad boy!!!I do see why Okuma would want...
Salas needs to bring that jacket back,that thing is amazing.
I want to build a 770XH for 80lb.My question is I don't know if I want to start my guide train with a 20 or a 25.My reel is a 16 size,any help...
Sometimes simple just works better!Been wanting to try the BHNOG's,I think they will be a good match for brothers D8.
I got the 795 that's in the picture for sale almost new but you want the 806.
I'd go with my 700H with a Mak 10.
Are we going to see this unicorn at the Fred Hall Show?A man can always dream:D
The Pelicans are bad down their,my first long range trip I "lost" my tackle box.Thousends gone in seconds!!!!!Pays to have a guy just babysitting...
Look at acid rods web site,they have a good fade diagram.
Murdered out cow killas
Sorry,they have the 16 not the 10 my bad.
Tackle direct has some,I have a code for 75$ off.
Trolling and dropper loop for yellowtail
Use 3M spray sticky and heat gun then slide your reel seat down,pretty easy.Great thing is when it wears out just cut it off and slap a new one on.
I would be fishing 80-100 for yellows and grouper
Whats the best size Talica for long range dropper loop fishing?I was thinking 20 or 25.
I seen a rod that Wiseguy did a little while back where he painted white under the white wraps,turned out super nice.Makes the white tread...
Fred Hall is coming quick,I got a Tady shirt there last year.
I got a 90lb. YFT at the rocks on straight 40lb with a narrow 4/0, took me a hour and a half.It was a mean SOB.Crew keep telling me it was way...
Looking for a new 80 lb.dropper loop/trolling reel for long range trips,wondering if anyone has used one yet?Looks like it has a lot of...
Nice knot but when the bite is on I don't think I want to rerig for 15 minutes.I will stay with the Tony Pena,I guess whatever your confident in.
Both Fuji black and pack bay black are grayish with or without cp.
Perfect for my June-July 8 day on the Royal Star.
I pulled the trigger on a second Mak 10 Sea,more balls for bigger fish and no gold accents.
I would get the HG,better for jigs and with x-ship you can turn the handle with a good fish on.The PG is for throwing huge Muskie baits that have...
Like 30-60lb tuna
Im looking for a reel for a 35lb.topshot for better grade tuna.Can the 8 handle it or should I go with the 10 with more braid?I was thinking...
Perfect!!!!Thanks Nate that's the pictures I needed!!!!Will be buying this week,was worried the gear box would hit like my 500N but looks like a...
Will the 5IIa fit in a Fuji size 24 reel seat?I know there small and don't want to buy one if they can't fit on my 700m that has that reel seat.My...
Didnt know what forum to put this in so figured the long range guys would know the best.I have a 500n I want to put on my 700m for 30-35...
Yep still for sale
Yes!!!!Still got them.
Not after you make them able to fly line a bait.Without upgrades there a trolling reel.
Go on a trip over 15 days and see what the hardcore big tuna guys are using.The SEa has amazing free spool and the price point is way under any...
Where the best place to get these Rain Shadow blanks?
Simms are expensive but don't fog your glasses and fit right.
Miss Yo's free bump
In good shape,all have been serviced or are new.125$ per reel.Pay Pal gift only will ship.The 5 green 200E7's are sold.
Send it to Alan Tani,the work is second to none.He really knows how to trick the older Accurates,look up his page.
I just got one from Jed,way worth it.The fit and craftsmanship is second to none.
I don't think your pictures downloaded?I did see this rod on FB,looks amazing sir!
Sweet rod,mine is a wall hanger now.First rod I ever owned,would kill me if I broke it plus my back thanks me every time I leave it home:D
Try posting in rod and reel classifieds.
Cant go wrong with the 700h,very versatile.Bait,iron,dropper loop.
What John said,a extra hundred on a set up that you will use for years is way worth the money.
Thank you for the info,very helpful!
Two weeks later after Okuma finally broke silence hahaha.Its all good Nic thanks for getting back to me.Peoples minds wonder when no info is given...
I got 80lb. Spectra filled to the top with 60lb. topshot on mine.
I got a refund too, I will wait for it to come out and see how the reel does then I will buy it.No more pre ordering reels that haven't been...
I'm looking to sale all my bass gear.Will ship,I'm in Monterey.All the stuff is in super good shape or new.PM me for pictures of items you are...
I have 7 E7's for sale,125$ a piece.I will post pictures later today.They are in good shape,some have marks on them from hanging crank baits on...
Looking to sale all my bass gear.I have a crazy amount of stuff,too much to name.PM me I might have it.
29 LV 500s 170$ shipped,I will take pay pal gift.Plus I have ton more lucky craft baits,Pm me I might have it.
I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on a twin power for popping on long range trips up to 7 days.My question is 8000 or 10000,I'm thinking most...
Sounds like I'm getting a new reel for Christmas.
Beautiful work on those poppers,I really like the sardine patterns.
Most be able to not talk about the 12Sll,sorry I couldn't resist.
That's good popper information,thanks John.
Try the Vagabond,Mike always puts you on the fish and there prices are good.Dave is killer on the deck and is super fun to fish with,keeps things...
Jon always comes thru,he runs a great shop.
Hahaha should have read your post a little better,thanks for the info.
Classic color combos,always top natch JT.
I just ordered a couple of those today,was a little worried about them not being wired thru but the price was nice.Hey Steve what set up do you...
Great info guys,thanks for all the replys!!!!!I build my own rods so what would be a good popping blank for a 10,000 size spinner?
Thanks for the heads up getting a spinner,looking at a Twin Power.Is the Cabo 80 the same size as a 8000 Shimano?
Thank you Andre for the link.
Thanks for the reply Andre,I just ordered a couple Yozuri sashimi bull 5 3/4.I was looking at the Heru poppers but have not found any in stock...
Looks like the popper bite is going to heat up again this season.I was thinking about pulling the trigger on 4 or 5 for future trips.Which ones do...
Holographic tape from Staples.Two coats of D2,Black A over that with two A threads removed.Two coats of D2 Black A over that with two treads...
Okuma was complete crap before Tiburon.I hope they don't head back that direction without them.
Everytime I buy a reel from Accurate they come out with something "better" the next year.
I'm on the same game plan.
I have a feeling that we won't be hearing from Nic.:D
So what really happened Nic?All of us that have this reel pre ordered from last year would really like to know?
So basically they started selling a reel that wasn't even figured out yet.Fucking amazing move Okuma.No wonder the reps are so butt hurt about...
Just finished this one up,can't wait to kill a tuna fish with it.
Okuma should grow a pair and just tell all good folks what is really going on.Just tell the truth we will understand.
You nailed it Mark.
Just a heads up the new Fuji black is more like dark grey.
Dude where the F**k is my reel Okuma?Its now med July and no sign of the 12Sll!!!!!!
still waiting.........maybe they will come out at ICast oh wait that was last yearo_O
Gotta love Blueball fishing.
Good price ^^^
Funny how the reps won't speak on the 12Sll.Great communication Okuma,why start this tread if you can't answer a simple question.Hope you learned...
I have the TNa in 12,20,30 and they are very nice reels.Killed a lot of tuna on them with no problems.I had a penn torque star drag and that reel...
Depends on when your fuck it kicks in.Rod wrapping is a sickness good luck on your journey.
Looking to sale my Triton bass boat.Perfect for our smaller so cal lakes.17.6 feet long,HDS 5 on front with 115 Mercury optimax on the back.Great...
Is for the 12Sll?????
This thread is making my work day so much better!!!Thanks guys.
Check the Rainshadows,really good rods for not a lot of money.They only come in blanks tho.Best to stay with glass calstars.870,660h,670h.Go to a...
700m 30-35 40lb.in a pinch
They are going to be the best reel ever made and all of this will be forgotten,fish will just jump on the line because this reel is going to be so...
Are you really going to fish 30-40 on a Talica 20 ? Yes you can fish 40 on a 400 no problem.It was my opinion and that doesn't mean shit. I think...
I love my MAK 10 for 40lb.The 400 IMO is more of 30lb reel and the 20 is more of a 60-80lb reel.
Captain Lackey is a bluefin fishing machine.
CaliforniaTackleHouse.comI live in Monterey and get most of my stuff from California Tackle House.There in San Jose and only sale what they have...
Thanks again Jim!!!!The winding check makes this rod:)
Thank you for the insight,I'm going have to try this.With the small stripper closer to the reel is there any problems with line rubbing on the...
Go to Walgreens get a passport pic,take it to the post office and get it!Today!!!!!Good to have anyway.
MAK10 is a beast and has the balls for big boys.A Andros 7 or 9 would be pretty cool.
I went with 9 guides on my 800M,my guide train is 20-16-12-12-10-10-8-8-8.Deckhand style grip 32 inches but I'm not a pro at wrapping rods.Seemed...
I'm feeling the same way Dave.
I'm going to have to give the Angler a try,I fished the Shogun back in the day but never was that happy with the small 3 person staterooms.Sorry...
Seems like The Angler has the best prices with very light loads.How is the food and staterooms?
I'm so ready to get my hands on mine,I hope soon!!!
Tiburon makes a nice clamp but not cheap.
Been hearing end of the month for months.
So much for the container ship story.
Working on a new tiger wrap for my new 20lb.tuna rod. Cherry red and Mid night black in C on the the bottom and mid night black left on top.I got...
I like where your going with the fade tiger.
100 and 130 sizes are the way to go IMO.100 when the fish are up and 130 when there down deeper.Sardine was my go to last year but like most lures...
J and H told me the same info.
I think if your a local half day or 3/4 day guy and you don't want to spend the money the Torium is a great reel but if your into offshore or...
Bad ass Jon
Thanks Doc,your videos on YouTube is where I learned tiger wraps.Pretty cool of you to share all these techniques with us hobby wrappers.
J and H just told me by the end of the month........will see.As long as there working right I don't care when they show up.Okuma is a awesome...
Thanks for the nice words guys.
6480 for my brother.Dopper loop,flyline,ballon rod for commercial rod and reel.This one goes with the 800m halibut I posted yesterday.
My wife got me squared away with some better pictures.
Thanks Jim,yeah my pictures are doing this rod no justice!I need to get my wife to help me with that,she's good with the photos.I got another one...
Beautiful work Jim,photo wraps are my next challenge.
Just finished up my first tiger build.This one is for my brother,he fish's commercial halibut and white seabass.This is also the first rod that...
A shape razor blade
Very classy build Jon,nice work.The blue on white looks really good.
Thanks for the info guys,the wife says I can do a fall 10 day next year.I know this year is going to be epic but I will take what I can get.For...
Yeah I fished some smaller boats last year and wished I had payed400 dollars more for the big boat.Better food and nicer state rooms is so worth...
Im thinking about trying the Independence for my next trip.Got to check out the boat at Fred Hall and she's is beautiful.My question is how is 30...
Your ready for bear my friend.
The dauntless is perfect for 50lb top shots.I fish my 500 dauntless with 50 all the time.The 875H is perfect for 40 and 50.
I completely agree with Steve,700H and 800XH are two super versatile rods for a trip of 5 days.If I could only take one rod it would be a...
I yo-yo with a700xh with 50 mono,I know a lot of guys use the 765L.I like 8 foot rods for the Megabaits and flat falls for a better cast but for...
Looks like you got it covered to me.30lb-40lb bait will be the most used offshore.Yo-yo,dropper loop and 30-40lb. at the islands for yellows.50-60...
I do 12 10 8 6 4 2 then same with second color in third color back to second then first again.Make the middle color as long as you want.
The DX2 400 is 629.00
All size C tread.
The blue grip really brings it home me,nice build!!!
I shared that room with my brother on a 10 day.It was pretty nice to get up and be right on the deck.
Stay tuned,I go really slow.
Three treads on both.Top rod dark red,white,black with black tread left on top wrap.Bottom rod green,white,black with purple tread left in top.I...
Thx Jim,got to love YouTube.Doc's video helped me the most.
Thank for the reply Jim.
Good color combo should sale fast!
First two tiger wraps I've ever done.I will post completed rods when I'm finished.
Where can I get that style winding check?Been looking everywhere and can only find the long ones.BTW clean build!!!
Any new news on this unicorn???
Id go with my 700 XH Andros 12Sll 50lb.160g flat fall.
It's funny each Okuma guy has a little different story,just hoping for a great reel.No more pre ordering for me.
The Okuma guy I talked to at Fred Hall said some time in April.None of the Okuma booth was very happy about talking about the 12Sll hmmmm I wonder...
I'd go 700XH for the 15Mak.I have my 15mak on a 770h with 60lb topshot.Get the 10 for the 700H.700M for your 8mak for sure,that's my new reel for...
T.P. for me too,a little bumpy coming back up the guides but I can tie it clean and I have confidence that it won't break.Instead of a over hand...
Your epoxy will crack and peel off if you do the whole rod.
Not seeing the 30 SEa in the lineups,good to know.Thanks for posting your line up's,I'm working on feeling out my big rigs and making the jump...
What was the fix?
Check out California Tackle House.
One thing in common...
The Mak 10 is a very good all around size 40-50 lb.
I know all the good shops just got big shipments of flat falls.Will there be any left by Fred Hall or should I place a online order?Living in...
Gold is old.
That would be a dream reel tho,a star drag 40Na.
Or mine haha
What impact would this have on sport fishing in that zone?
Can't wait!!! Going to be hugging the UPS man lol.
Will the 12s II be a good yo yo reel?I used a 533 5.5 for years to yo yo with so it not being narrow doesn't really bother me.
Good things come to those that wait:)
I think for him to receive,so for me being on the west coast with my free ground shipping Im looking at two weeks.
Brand new Newell 220 never used,I don't have the box.175$ plus shipping,I live in Monterey but will ship to any where in so cal.PM me your number...
Just talked to Josh from J and H and he said one week.
R.P. knot goes thur the guides better but I think a Tony Pena is stronger.Learn them both.
Thanks Jim,your work always pushes me to take my wrapping to the next level.
200$ more and some change is not much money for a way better reel aka Trinidad A.Learned awhile ago that cheap reels just get replaced.
I like both
8 or 9 guides ?
San Simeon State Park campgrounds should be pretty wide open this time of year.As far as fishing goes I know perch fishing has been good on the...
The only time Shimano puts something on sale is when something new is going to replace it.Toriums are on sale over.
Ok cool,thx Bondrvr
Can anyone tell me what the white stickers do that come with your Trinidad?
Buffer zone/Hurricane Bank
Mak 15 all the way!!!Overseas made perfection
That guy is a animal,no rail,no harness and no 2 speed.
Your my hero Jim,no one is at your level.
Your a Homo......just saying.I love haters
I just ordered the 12Sll,going to yo yo with it and use it for wahoo.I think it will work for a bait reel with the low gear also.Going with 3/4...
Can our old reels be upgraded with the new handle and lever?
I have one,PM me
I used Scold late week,got everything in one day.
Just save your money and get a 12A,there a lot more money because there a much better reel.
I like the guide wraps,would like to try that on a future build.
Cap'n Skinnys da man!!!
Thank you for your reply Ben.Looking forward to trying the new ARB with the shields on my BX's.
Calstar GF800xlh 20lb. GF800L 25lb. or GF800ml
Love me some Linkcod.
Limits of blue bass
Most sport boats up here are happy to catch blue bass bro,easy money.Blue bass are biting ok:)
Matts back running the Billy Boy for Morro Bay and Avila.If the albacore show out of MB,they should have live bait.I don't know why Virg's would...
Thanks for the post Ben,wasn't sure.
Is everyone with a Dauntless going to get the stainless ARB upgraded for free?For the price we payed for this reel I hope so.
The house on the Princess was added in 99.
I used the flat fall the last time I went rock fishing and I was getting down to 200 feet pretty fast.I was killing the Lingcod on the 130g Black...
2 minutes of freespool crazy good drag no play in the handle looks pimp enuff said.If you cant afford one keep fishing your jigmaster.
Just read that,Stella 8000.Thx
I'm over the white knob on my TN20a,what black knob fits?
Any trip I can get on,Excel would be nice.
Get some iron and drink some beer,hang with my bros and check all that is new in fishing.
Yeah the two speed with 2.2:1 and 5.1.Maybe a rep could clear this up for me.I don't mind the higher gears,going to yo yo with it.Just giving...
Just got my new Fx2 600N dropped off by the ups man.Love the raw look and it feels super smooth,cant wait to pull on something with it.Funny thing...
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