Back then the drag washer was held in by a ring that snapped into place. Grease both sides, no glue.
Clearance items, live fish feedings, and the Fudge shop.
That's news to me. Ordered drags from them in the past.
Mudhole's corktape is the same as just about everyone else's. Calstar is the only one I know of who has different corktape. Calstar's stuff is...
Harder for the smokes to stay lit.
Nothing posted lately answers my question.
I've been out of the reel repair service since before the G2's came out and want to know if Avet has...
Can't run cocaine through the Keys under 40 knots.
So is Avet still gluing drags on new reels or have they wised up? This will effect a future purchase or 5.
You don't need much...
...to make much.
-PVC coupler for the jig
-set screws for pins
-brass tubing with an angle cut to weave...
1/16" Atwood. It's braided so it doesn't twist like some of the cotton stuff. The synthetic material doesn't burn it melts. So you can hit the...
In short... the helix is the structural reinforcement that improves hoop strength. Thin diameter, thick walls...
Nailed it Steve. One of my favs from you.
That does it for me. FS: all my fishing tackle. Will trade for anything .300 Win mag. Because you can't hook a buck.
Fuji typically goes like this...
MN frame model
S ring material
T tip ( or G for guide )
Least messy but still messy. Actually the messier the easier. Be liberal with it. Too little rubber cement might get you stuck.
The upside to...
Alps... I prefer MXN. XN are overkill for bay and LXN are too weak for bigger calicos or heavy structure fishing in my experience.
Also any Fuji...
I assume the 200lb stripers aren't biting out there?
Looks like Long Beach made with green S glass. They've since outsourced production and the current manufacturer uses black S glass.
Definitely an angel cause it look like it fell from heaven.
The Dreamer went sleep walking.
Size E thread.
In the fridge, out of the bag, on a baking rack, with a baking pan under it. Not a fan of thawing it sealed up in it's juices.
Keep a look out for reel boxes that are bent and dented. Also, how much for the yellowfin mount?
Trade for a Washington made Ulua?
Spin time is not the absolute indicator for good free spool. As long as the spool gets going with very little resistance and/or doesn't abruptly...
Find any Peruvian submarines?
Got clamps for both?
Went from 600 to 60. :rofl:
Nice slat wall. Who makes it?
You, a guest, 10 pieces of sushi. Each one more spicier than the last. 1 question per piece. As each piece gets spicier so do the questions. Oh...
Voted. Well done everyone.
Always do preventative maintenance. I have a hard time NOT taking apart a brand new reel I pay good money for. Peace of mind. And based on results...
That's funny. I recently saw a trandsducer on the 5 between the 52 and Garnet going south.
In this case yes. My spool of purple is a little "dry". Must be the weather.
Good job pops. Way to get em started early!
I learn from the best. ;)
Wow some nice work here. There needs to be 2 separate classes. Carvers with class and without class. :D
Sometimes things get ugly before they can end up pretty.
Cut and flattened out
Colored coded pull-thrus...
You gentlemen using circle hooks?
Mai Tais at Bali Hai.
Hey those are COOL!
Similar concept to a Greenstick. Basically a long vertical outrigger used to present baits waaayyyyyy back.
My significant other
I fought like hell but she sank the gaff right through the heart :rofl:
So... did it hit the chum or sink out?
If it aint a Type R then aint a tight car... :D
R.J. on the New Seaforth. Back in the day saw him muscle in a 20lb+ class yellow on the long rod, bounce it, then run over and gaff 2 more in a...
Shit happens. That said good shit can happen as well. Should of had a word with the captain about it. The worst thing he can say is go fuck...
Tuna just picking on the fat kid.
Don't stop in traffic. You might get casted on!
You will have slayed a thousand fish before the guide rusts away. 2 thousand if you actually take care of your rod ( freshwater rinse, towel dry,...
Stunningly clean and crisp.
Cool thread (pun intended). Keep it up fellas!
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Not bad, good job. I agree with the mesh tape for finer scales. Or try an 8 axis layout.
Wow you nailed it! Any under construction pics?
Any blue ones?
In b4 bro electric tapes over the fade. :D
Ordered the Esco Lite as suggested. I'm impressed at the quality you get for 13 bucks. Threw in 3 AA's and it lights up everything...
What's Carnival charge for a burger?
Batson BattleLon is available with a tapered OD.
Otherwise I use sanding screen to take down volume. Then various grit sanding belt cut into...
Guess next time I'm bringing my George Foreman grill. Potluck in stateroom B!
Blue painters tape.
No love for Washingtons and Lincons? Is it the wet thong smell?
Tier 1 beluga sturgeon caviar or my butler throws it away.
What a nuisance.
Check the swap meets quick!
Will he ship? Asking for a friend.
Nice. That would make it a personal best "billfish" for me.
Sticking to tradition these are fresh off the dryer the morning of departure. LOL
Rods are just 2 of many other gorgeous customs that will be...
How much did it weigh?
The CC has centrifugal brakes instead of magnetic. Also the idle gear that turns the levelwind is on the non handle side. IIRC the levelwind does...
Moon, your fades never cease to amaze. Also, apparently I need to water my plumerias more.
The HD is worth the upgrade especially in salt IMHO. That said the non HD's will fair well as long as you grease the guts and keep up on...
If the Tadys had missing paint on the lower half I'd like them back please. :D
Must of hired the same promotions guy that shot this.
I hate white thread. :D
Baja Special, SS 6470H, and some Ibuprofen.
If you have room between the foregrip and stripper guide then yes. 2 layers of corktape and coldshrink is the go to.
No one was hurt, we know what happened, we know who to blame... so no room to speculate and foam at the mouth at the possibilites of laws and...
Nice Tigers blood Einar!
Fuck it let's go to jail. I'll bring the chainsaw. One way in no way out. You guys would probably make great cell mates anyway. And since this is...
It's a must from the 2nd row.
Apparently keeping bed bugs away would be ideal. LOL
I'd hire some charters down that way and see for yourself what you could do offer a better...
Send the wife out.
2 cooler system. Grab fish from cooler #1, hack em, pack em, throw fish in clean cooler #2 full of ice.
Hose down crime...
Thanks for the replies. I take it with these buy em cheap stack em deep. No need for a tier 1 UV light in case a bed bug pops out from under my...
Mean green is an understatement. Dope work as usual Eddie!
Someone has taken notes from sensei wonder. :cool:
I have the Ahi one. Use a baitcaster. Also buy the longer model. I bought the short one at first and found out most sabikis don't entirely fit...
Great for carpet to dry out bugs and eggs. But it's advised not to use the room until it's all vaucumed out. Stuff is bad for your lungs if you...
Kelp bed = homeguard ---> yellowtail
Kelp paddy = pelagic ---> yellowtail tuna
Well I suppose this will be a multi purpose tool now. TY BD for further motivating my future purchase. LOL
BatteLon I've had great experience with Utmost Enterprises and Get Bit Outdoors.
Varmac Softgrip straight from the source at Squidco Fishing....
It's been a few years since the UV flashight craze and I'm suddenly in the market. Which one you got? How has it held up? AA or triple AAA...
I hope you have a Curado 300, Terez rod, and Power Pro or else it will not work. I tried it with my Lexa once and the boat caught on fire.
Quarantine your stuff or burn it when you get home.
Hypalon is still around. Calstar has the good stuff. Otherwise quality may vary depending who you get it from.
Batson EPDM aka BattleLon feels a...
Can't wait to see what you spin up. I have'nt seen you wrap anything less than nice.
My popping setup is exactly that. A Lexa 400HD 8:1 on a Rainshadow RTP80MH. Cast control on the outside is convenient when the conditions change....
I hate you. :loverz:
Anyone up for a charter? Rental rods only.
You got his jig, he gave you his sinkers... if you didn't scare him off he would had donated his rods too!
What color coltsniper?
They often acquire blanks from Batson and Pac Bay. Could be blems, overstock, old models... etc. I've gotten a few blanks from their closeout...
Could be from Utmost Enterprises.
IIRC at least one of the processors had a drop off bin for afterhours. You'd have to call and give them a heads up. Not sure if it's still...
But we can afford 200-500 depending on the trip to slay tuna :rofl:. Why invest on gear and trips and not on the endgoal? If I'm eating all that...
Yes corktape. Strong backbone on that blank. The extra padding is to save the rail. :D
Absurd CFW fillet regulations make choosing a fish processer a no brainer. No mess no fuss. Just cut open the pack, defrost, and slice into...
When it's bottom side up.
I asked for nudes once and got denied.
JK she sent them without even asking. :boobies:
It's upside down.
Those are sooooo last year...
LJ is a long time well known reserve and ignorants fishing there deserve to get their warning/tickets.
But also fuck snitches. Nothing better to...
No just his arms.
"Move the boat closer..."
Personal preferrence is a factor as well how dialed-in an angler is with their gear.
Today's more common use of lighter weight blank materials...
Pacific Coast Bait and Tackle is right there just north of the lagoon on Carlsbad Blvd. Great shop. They've got up to date intel and everything...
If you can swing it look for a 2015+ Hobie. They come with the Vantage seat ( lawn chair type ) which is way more corfortable.
4.99 for a pull? How much for just a tug? Asking for a friend...
Calcutta bamboo with Mustad gaff hooks. Located in San Diego. PM me if interested.
#1 Used Chargers colors gaff. Cord weave. About 25" long. 2"...
That red metallic, so simple... so effective. Great work Jim!
James you'll sell more guides. That reminds me I'm almost out of micros. The last rod took damn near 20!
Gudebrod Black Electra.
Black and gunmetal over scales. Think CTHD minus the top sacrificial layer.
At least they're outside fishing and not indoors playing videos games. :D
Fuji BMNAG "B" black, "MN" medium frame, "AG" Alconite
Fuji BHNNG "B" black, "HN" heavy frame, "NG" Silicon Nitride II
Fuji medium frames sit...
It works both ways. We must of caught over 800 mackerel last time and they reported none!
I don't pour for one.
I apply thin coats with a brush under power. Thin enough you can still see the texture of the thread. It soaks faster this...
It ain't packed until you see strollers on deck.
Can anyone recommend a decent pitchfork?
Best with a double dropper loop. Extra points if you knock off some gelcoat.
Is Fosters even considered beer? :D
"Hey Casper... when you get caught and canned... do they label you Starkist or Cool Whip?"
50# braid to the top then short leaders with baitcasters. Plenty line even for mossbacks.
Bump. 810ML sold. 810L still up for grabs.
It's not about peak horsepower it's the area under the curve... oh wait wrong forum.
Black out 4 point 8 and take-a-part... sweet!
Has an anti reverse bearing I assume... is there a back up dawg or 2? And if so did the elves at...
Squidco carries a great all around size. Possibly a size up from Atwood 1/16" rope?
I've tried adhesive spray on the blank with luck, messy......
Thanks again Nate. If I didn't need tires soon that blackie would be mine. Bump for a sweet deal.
SOLD THANKS FOR LOOKING!
For Sale: used honey colored Lamiglas MB963M... 8ft, 15-30lb, 1-3oz.
Cord weave handle with turksheads. Lamiglas reel...
It's a battle in a very crowded market. They would need to over achieve with something like quadruple dawgs and holographic Raptor skin.
Way to go Ross!
O rings and belts are wear and tear items. If you frequently run over your pedal cord with your rolling chair like I do consider that wear and...
Try another color.
New Daiwas now on their site. Looks like I'll be upgrading soon. :D
Stuff that metal in your armpit with a pissed off triple digit on the hook and let me know how it feels.
Nice one Freddy!
Water based spar urethane. Sometimes thinned out with tap water. Out of a can and applied with a brush.
In a pinch I've used poly urethane and...
Happy INDEPENDENCE Day America. It's July 4th everywhere else.
Cool I have plenty of those. So how many seconds for the quarters to sink 20 fathoms?
Post #11. It wasn't sarcasm. This boat has a history of being knocked down and coming back for more. It's a true dominator.
Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'. Good luck fellas. Fair seas and hot coffee.
That's how baby boats are made!
If condors would stop sucking down split shots it wouldn't be a problem.
Is there a Turners in Yuma? Asking for a friend.
Those colors never grow old.
You're supposed to clean out the cough syrup first.
Dibs on the Jolly Rancher bowl.
Sell it as a rare and exclusive edition for $$$$$. Buy a regular Ulua for less $.
Thanks. Yes they are casting machines.
Dude that's awesome. Keep on slayin!
Thanks for the kind words.
There will be a bounty on that bad boy.
Were gonna need airbags in our bunks one of these days.
No full sized bathrooms and no wagyu beef burgers is a start.
Rod 1: Rainshadow RCLB810L 8'10 15-30lb
Rod 2: Rainshadow RCLB810ML 8'10 20-40lb SOLD
Higher end builds. Handles are EVA with Batson no flock...
So who's gonna be the first with the live mariachi band?
Concern 1: That's OK. In fact it's prefferable. When the rod is unloaded it's ideal for the line to have the slightest touch with the inner top...
Nice work Eddie. Looks way better in person. Those Phantoms are gonna be a hit.
Sweet line up.
I for one appreciate the asian bukkake ads.
Hooked one on a mack from the kayak. Kinda fun, kinda not.
From what I see...
Build your handle first.
Could use more guides. Maybe 2 more running guides and 1 more turn guide. Could go smaller sizes on...
Feed them to the homeless! Use their fur to clothe them. Hire asylum seekers to do the processing.
Utilize the spine for the way you'll bend your rod when you fish. Spine on the bottom is fine if you like pulling on seagulls when they fly behind...
Be careful, you can ask 10 different builders and get 10 different answers...
It matters to some. I prefer to build on spine.
Yes, one's you...
Viagra stuffed macks soaked in Red Bull...
Utmost Enterprises. Last order shipping was less than the cost of gas going to the tackle shop.
1oz should do it. Practice underhand as well. Good luck!
Avet JX, Accurate 400, Fathom 25, Saltist 35 size to name a few.
I have a few bags for different duration trips. Basically whatever can hold minimum 3-4 Plano 3600 sized trays. Also gotta have compartments and...
Nice work. Cool knots on that bamboo section.
Bill and Eric, always a pleasure having you over. Never cease to amaze. The new components are FIRE! Can't wait to glue those up on future builds....
There are hundreds of cows grazing below.
The young bull says, "Let's run down there and fuck a cow!"
The old bull says, "No, let's walk down...
There goes the neighborhood!
I guess the reps were right when they said "the Shimano Tranx only works with a Shimano Terez rod. It will not work any other way."
I'll have my...
Cheaper to sledge hammer your gate and rebuild a new one? :D
30-50% tip still apply?
Tariffs? ( laughs in hoarder )
Oh snap I'm an outlaw now. Hey CA, come and take it! :2gunsfiring_v1:
Hey I know that girl!
If there's any flaw you hide it very well.
If you're hooked like most of us then by all means go all in. I noticed I progressed faster with upgraded equipment. Cleaner wraps, straighter...
So when's the next stake out? Asking for a friend...
Nice work man!
They all work. Use the one that works best for you.
I believe I will catch an albacore before I learn to pronounce that word.
I know a gal that'll suck that right off but you may not get your rod back.
High end goods and quality work!
I got a sunburn reading this. 8-)
I use all wrapping techniques and apply when necessary.
That's what she said!
Don't you have a homing pigeon? When did you upgrade to a fax machine? :D
You made Barney colors look gooood!
Now THAT'S how you make a comeback!
Nice work Jim! That's one way to keep fishing.
Cheaper to illegally fish great whites than it is to legally fish bluefin. Any one know any good soup recipes?
Flex the blank before you glue the seat.
Nice. How'd you get the bike to spin on the wrapper?
That matching grip. :devil:
Nice work. Love the dodo weave!
In short, RCJB106H has a stiffer tip section thus able to throw heavier than a Tady 45. BTG690J is more forgiving. Both will fish 40# no problem.
Fished those thru the years. Makes the reel much more solid. Keeps everything aligned under heavy load. The topless models are nicer for casting....
They were once these...
I will sell all my non Penn's for a fleet of Baja Specials, Baby Baja Specials, and a ~6:1 Squidder size special. Call it Speedy Gonzalez for all...
Dude I love Pocky. Gotta build something similar to hide an emergency stash.
Unprofessional here. I do everything when applicable.
Coat every thread layer... I prefer this method. Wrapping on a solid surface is easier,...
Cheapskate here. Sometimes I'll use a spatula for base wraps. Then nylon bristle brushes (comes in a 144 pack) for build up coats. And finally a...
Remove them and sling em towards your best friend. They are there to keep the hardware from banging around while being built and shipped.
Fire engines use these rods as inspiration. :cool:
Quad dryer user here. My experience...
Assembly, hit or miss. I have two. One was a piece of cake to put together. The other one had a few...
I can see it now... running 30 knots... flies drone 100ft up and a mile away... highly focused on a screen... runs over paddy...
Maui Jims and Costas.
Find a frame that covers as much light from your side view as possible. Makes a huge difference.
Gotta make room for Benchmades. :rofl:
They can park them right in front of jennifer's house. If it's safe enough for her it's safe enough for them.
Alin, I've had the Pipe and Boogie bombs. Cool frames, comfortable, and they do float! Both pairs the polarized lenses started to peel and...
I was a kid when I rode on the Morning Star out of IB in the 90's. PM 1/2 day trip to the Coronado Islands. On the way back we were told we...
Your sense of color selection is a gift. That or you make the luckiest mistakes. Either way you're consistent. :rofl:
Hey looks like the lady I cut off the other day!
It keeps the reel repair guys in business. :rofl:
and my pockets empty!
Just because you can't doesn't mean you can.
It's almost inevitable especially with heavy guides. I just cover mine in fish scales. Doesn't bother me. Sometimes it even creaks if you listen...
I can't believe anything with Ursula on it would look so good.
Wow great work. The middle one GNARLY!
And the last batch. Ladies get in on this. You could be the one.
Pink and Purple marble.
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And here we go...
The part you hold on to.
You've seen this one before...
The abbreviated version.
Ghillie wrap got...
You heard me say it before... I love that style. Dope work Eddie!
Some epoxy progress. How I did it for this build.
1st coat on the base wraps. I normally do this for nicer builds especially with metallics...
Lathe cleaning was awhile ago and I used the smoke wrench for that. LOL
Can anyone guess what I did here?
A short sequence to entertain your eyes.
Gotta tame the mess.
Measure once, cut twice... or however that saying goes.
Now there's a HOT ROD!
That IPA any good?
Too early. You're supposed to post this when the wsb are on the chew. Unless...
UPDATE 2/22: Final pics in post #24 & #25. Go, look, now!
TEASER shot. Been busy lately but I promise I'll keep you updated. So enjoy this mess...
Right on Browny I agree. I never had the bearing at the base of the sleeve go bad but have replaced a couple bent shafts. A product of hammered...
Chopsaw is quick and easy if you have one. I use a hacksaw. If you go that route go ahead and wrap a couple layers of masking tape to help avoid...
Worth it for the Helicopter Lures alone! :D
The Sealine's graphite frame was the big limiting factor. Under heavy drag loads the frames would flex causing misalignment with the internals....
Needs 2 less turksheads, no base wraps, and only 4 guides max. But nice try anyway. :D
Nice work Freddy!
Stripped lowers and jerky.
10 friends? I can't even agree with the voices in my head!
Do they accept EBT? And do they take WIC checks in the galley? Asking for a friend...
Nailed that theme good!
Dull, boring, and lacks creativity. In fact everyone do yourself a favor and sign "skrilla" on your raffle tickets. I'll take one for the team and...
Would of made a doorbell out of it.
O0oh a competition. Sounds sporty. Take plenty pics!
Birds nest so bad would rather sell the reel LOL
Wish I had time to reload. One hobby at a time I guess.
Swing by the Batson booth at Fred Hall. There will be rod builders from the class hanging...
Daaaaaayam that's nice!
It's a bass rod. Much easier to slide on a new grip from the rear since it's a thinner diameter. Might not even need a tape bushing if you don't...
Just the blank itself retails for around 150 depending on where you shop.
Last I read they harvest under 500 minke a year from a total population of 500k. Self imposed restrictions and the country's market shows it eats...
Bump price drop.
SOLD! THANKS FOR LOOKING.
Custom Rasta Rainshadow SW1088 8'10 20-30LB 1-4oz medium heavy. Graphite blank wrapped conventional. Cord deckhand grip...
Tis the season of red and green right? :smoking33:
Rainshadow SW1088 wrapped in ARM rope.
Black layer done first before adding colors....
Workers still stringing up the right side wall with steel cable. Left side looked finished as of this evening. Seal Tour already putting the wear...
Holy intricacy man!
I really dig the Alps Triangle seats for spinners.
I agree with what FAT CAT said. Weight is one thing. Where it's placed is another. You may...
Using electra is like cheating. :D
I use all of them. Mostly the needle nose. Because apparently I don't catch anything with a big enough mouth.
O Holy Shit
Best bet is to email Batson. I went through the whole ordeal with returning a broken custom. Smooth and painless procedure, great communication......
They're doing their job holding my wall up!
Wrapped myself some new tools. Started these awhile ago but just now completed. Formerly Rainshadow ISWB 945, 946, 947... now found in the current...
Steve putting up Valentine's decorations before Target and Costco. Always a step ahead!
Now that, I say that is a mighty fine job.
Put the smaller boxes in the bigger boxes!
Stickied at top of the Rod Building Sub-forum page.
I buy what's on sale.
Appreciate the compliments. Bump.
Was down there the other day. Saw that both the Atessa and Atessa IV were anchored. Atessa is on the Island Prime side of Harbor Island. The...
For those of you proficient with MT... is it in realtime or is there any sort of delay? For instance for air traffic, on...
Custom Rainshadow RCLB70M. 7' 20-50LB graphite composite. Alps aluminum reel seat. Alps XN guides. 10.5" hypalon foregrip, 13.5" hypalon rear...
Malihini... once upon a time http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/05657.htm
That'll learn him!
Best place... Squidco and GetBitOutdoors have taken care of me for years. Best thread... that varies. Every brand has their tradeoffs. I just...
Trinidad Triplet Star Drag! With XXX Ship!
Nice hardware. Cool colors on the baloney as well.
Bill, always a pleasure having you. To take time and hang out with us peons at the grassroots level is very cool. And all the new stuff, WOW! Talk...
I remember seeing a lot of those on Ebay. Friend ordered some. Alps knockoffs basically from what I remember.
Wilt Chamberlain of rod building?
Nice touch with the shadowing on the letters. Love it. Mike will be stoked!
No. No room to hide as a stow away. Too many prizes and tackle boxes on this charter.
Valet parking all night. VIP table and bottle service available. Go see the viking at the door.
Daiwa has new P models ( power ) in their Saltist and Saltiga line. Now with 5.5:1 gear ratio. ;)
Excellent play on colors. :eek:
Yes. Nothing bad to say about it. Can't say if I like it over FC it would be a toss up. But definitely worth a try.
New guy has to wake up the charter master in a wfo hoo bite. You're welcome Ken.
Double weenie roaster when boats had exhaust stacks. These days it's purely decorative.
That orange POPS!
Sorry no pumpkin spice here.
Ah that was you guys on the news. Way cool!
No kidding. I need to hire Doc to take vids of my Throop wraps. He's got a knack for those!
They don't think paddy poaching be like it is but it do.
I've always been a fan of this one. Randy aka zombie did this awhile back. Just now did I attempt my own rendition.
Old Glory base wrap. White...
Way 2 cool Doc!
Way to go Ethan and RR3 crew! Good karma for sure. I bet those panga dudes were stoked.
Fish that will be eaten that week I'll butcher at home. Bigger fish or a hefty haul of fish that might take awhile to consume I'll take to 5 Star.
...half your kid's toys are held together with leftover Rod Bond.
...your local taco shop somehow goes thru more salsa cups than others.
Fun to catch. Mediocre table fare for me. Will keep badly wounded ones. There's a dozen other fish I prefer to eat that live in calico territory...
Every reel I get, new or used, regardless of brand, is opened up and receives a coating of grease everywhere. Spool bearing shields removed. I...
I'm pretty sure there's reimbursement. But there's also price protection and plain old price gouging games going on. Realized I got got later but...
Check past prices. I saved a whopping 4 cents last time cause Ebay sellers had wised up and bumped their prices. LOL
Bridle makes a more natural presentation. But a circle from the roof of the mouth and out through the nose has worked great for me in LJ. I only...
Cool pattern on that tape.
That looks grrreeeaaattt!
Horizontal pics. Good lighting avoid shadows as much as possible. Fill the frame as close as you can while maintaining optimum focus. Go kill some...
12-15knts? Maybe I'll put on a shirt.
Daaamn I like that one. Clean one Einar!
Yes. Have fun!
Pull the fire alarm cause those fades are lit!
Hell of an arsenal. Loved every reveal Jim you nailed every one.
You're on a whole nutha level!
I was glutton for punishment.
Nailed the camo using branches for fir trees.
Hammer shell to bits, epoxy, add color, block sand like you mean it. Admire abalone dust all over workbench. Reminded myself again why I don't do...
Now that's a great exhibition of skill right there.
Good looking out.
Lures are a hobby. Fitness is a way of life.
I'm fortunate to have and balance both. Humble workspace at home for building rods and reels. Local...
I see it here as well. 17lb lingcod my ass. :finger:
Stick to a brand with a dedicated fishing model such as Ocean Kayak, Malibu, Hobie, etc. Stability, layout, durability, etc is already well...
Never understood the bottle opener. You wanna open a bottle after walking on piss and dogshit? LOL
Ceramics in a Tiagra? That's like putting Formula 1 wheels on a Humvee.
I bet once you wrap an Ulua everything else will be a breeze.
Reefs. Non foam ones. I'm a beach bum by profession. :D
It's already slaying fish with it's new owner. Just pick one of your rods to see up close... same thing but authentic. :D
Another day another Rainshadow. Yama marble and JTOB2018 variation. Thank you fellas for the inspiration and guidance.
No way! That is a steal!
Damn Steve you're fast. Fish them? Hell mine still smells like the Matson container!
So who's gonna be first to upgrade to a bidet with heated seats? One of those Dyson hand blades at waist level would be nice too. Nothing like...
The chrome dome!
SS, waves... how appropriate. :D
Nice work. Now I'm craving some Seagrams and cran-apple.
Oh HELL yeah!
You mean you took a picture with the scale? How you gonna lie about the weight now? :p:
Damn it's too hot for popcorn and I'm all out of rum.
Both are fishing machines. Aztec a little nicer with staterooms.
Hoping for the best but in the meantime section 12027 is still my friend. :D
Whoa that's a lot of JTCTHDWTFBBQLOL1!11!1
Those wham bodies are crack. You can use any head. Last sand bass trip we were using heavy 1 1/2oz leadheads and knocker rigs to get down 100ft....
AKSalmon got it right. Double dogs with friction ears on a ratchet gear located behind the drag plates. Back ups to ARB I believe.
Turn the radio louder!
The size of game the EX series are intended to catch call for bigger heavy duty double dogs. Because of the size they need...
Whopper Stoppers ;)
How long does it take for that cement to dry? Also what's the best tool to use to scribe my name?
Hey to be fair Penn's response just happened. Give us some time to come up with new snarky comments. Meanwhile I'm busy making popcorn and picking...
Sooo... Curado 200 vs Tranx 200 anybody? Please don't regurgitate specs and buzzwords that I can read on the box. Materials, side by side pics of...
Tried bending the spring and relubed this area with oil instead of grease. Went fishing. Not as prevalent but still intermittent.
A bullet proof...
Bought some new 25# Seaguar because I don't know which tackle box I left the old one in.
If it had cable it was most likely used for wireline trolling. I have a couple Lamiglas blanks for that purpose. Very parabolic.
You may need a size 12.
Fuji BNLG size 8
Fuji BNLG size 12
Fuji BSVLG size 10 ( high frame model but uses same Hardloy rings...
Can't see pics.
Fuji BNOG replace the BNLG. Same frame but with Concept O rings ( aluminum oxide variant ) in a deep brown almost black color....
Kick lever in gear.
Kick lever when in freespool. This is NOT the correct position.
This is the correct position.
Aw hell I'm still waiting for Penn to make a Baby Baja Special. This Cabelas /Penn delay ain't nuffin.
In the meantime I've seen Accurate, Avet,...
Damn that's ugly!
Conventional Levelwinds... if the levelwind doesn't disengage in freespool then that's just more resistence put onto your...
First I've seen a company release renderings of a blem model. Can't wait to see them with the logo rightside up. :D
4.7 is a winner right there. Sign me up!
No mention of back up spring dawgs... maybe in a future Boss model??? The "TERN-o-dactyl" perhaps... :D
It starts to get bad when you buy new green mackeral Rapalas because you don't feel like untangling Xmas lights to get to them.
Collectors? Hell I still fish my Squidders and Senators!
No back-up spring dawgs no care! :D
Batson has these in their 2018 supplemental catalog.
One from my personal arsenal... paired up with a Get Bit Outdoors...
Doc, I'll speak for the silent majority and say keep em coming. It's just too damn hot to reply right now and you keep bringing the heat! Still...
Cool product for the last minute spooling job. The DIY'er in me is already mocking up a budget full line winding station. :p:
I second his opinion! Also those Fuii bcdefg or whatever seems to be discontinued. The Alps are readily available in case Bubba or Big Bertha...
Wow no other company with a dedicated big eye tuna blank. Now we need an opah special and escolar assassin!
So what's a burger cost on that thing? :D
Send a stack of catalogs to the SD rod class would ya. Also need a few of those Rainshadow rod racks you guys display at the shows. My collection...
I order from them just to spite crudhole.
I thought about bringing my own grill but my exercise bike takes up too much room. Besides the smokers are always upwind and I don't want ashes on...
-Nylon Black size C or D... in big spools. 4oz hell even 1 pound spool I'll buy multiples of this!
-Metallics in D... Pearl...
For those blanks and Fuji Alconites rings I like the MN frames then second goes to the K frames. JX size reel and bigger I'll typically use a 25...
I've met some real big assholes on here. We've become great friends! :gaygroup:
There is no definition of what a landing net is other than it has to have an 18" opening. Technically a laundry bag from the dollar store...
Right tool for the right job. I throw iron with sticks ranging from 7'6 to 13'. Depends on what platform I'm fishing on and what iron I'm throwing.
I now have epilepsy.
Gun owners have families as well. Kid's sports equipment and the wife's yoga pants. Kiss those crossover sales goodbye!
It's about time!
That's a start. :appl: Your time is better spent wrapping not writing. We'd rather see your work before asking for help and not vice versa. Can't...
When you stop wrapping crap I'll shit a little something sweeter I promise. ;)
I'll only feel better when you take the criticism you receive and...
Make your own mistakes and learn from them. We all did. You won't benefit shit like you think you may.
Your concept is flawed. Our experiences...
You mean you don't super glue em back together when they break? :D
Local hardware store carries o rings in all sizes. Bought a size or two looser...
Using Mobile, Android, Chrome....
Sshhh or Don will switch it to Wednesday...
They still have the fish tank? They always let my kid feed the fish. :cool:
If you love wrenching on reels and having something unique to show for it...
PS: Alantani dot com. My wallet has never been the same.
How much for the Civic? :D
Long enough to cross over the bow when bent. 7-7'6 is just about right on my Prowler 13. Anything longer is unnecessary. Even for chucking iron....
Hey I fished that balloon paddy right next to you. I caught one of that ling's bastard children off it as a matter of fact. LOL
Red white Halco poppers selling out fast!
Beautiful work Jim.
Great reel without the hype. Like with all modern reels keep a religious maintenance routine and they will last you a long time.
Thanks. Done by yours truly.
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As much as we argue, bitch, and moan here you gotta admit the fishing community is a vigilant bunch. Glad your stuff is safe. Also looks like the...
Summer 2018: "Hey... this is a non smoking kelp paddy. Go slide in somewhere else!" :cussing:
Don't get the Rainshadow. They multiply like rabbits. :p:
This is America. You are free to fish elsewhere. Case closed.
Let him sell it so he can buy more ammo!
Reel up for grabs. Everything else sold.
Hard to tell exactly but Alps, Pac Bay, and American Tackle offer that style guide frame. The ring is an optional chameleon color that they all...
Seaweed soup siblings!
My Columbias have been on many sportboat and kayak trips. They been bloodied, slimed, soaked, salt caked, sun breaten, and they still do their job...
This one's a giveaway for the Ken Bush Custom Rods/Tuna Chasers 2018 Fall Classic. Variegated gold metallic dragon scale wrapped with some of the...
I prefer the Baby Ulua. Mounted a Newell 332 on mine with the biggest size Cork Puppy. Snug fit to say the least.
Big tip small pp. Rod builder problems I tell ya...
I had one of those. Later on I traded it for a Jigmaster 505HS. In hindsight not one of my better decisions. Let me know if you want to get rid of...
Boat rods sold. Bass combo still up for grabs!
The whole place is a sweet spot. It's one of those cases where you'll have better luck reading your meter rather than your gps. Just be aware of...
Agree the blue is eh. Murdered out is how I like it. Limited edition colors would be nice. Daiwa did it recently with a Sterling edition for one...
Someone gets it. :D
There's a new black and blue version for this year. I got to play with one at the FH show. Finish felt just as durable as the BG. The frame is...
Is it just me or are all of the bunks on today's sportboats a serious bummer. I'm all for having a place to sleep. I love fishing, but WTF? All of...
A little ribbing helps grow thick skin. Just sayin'... ;)
There is already a jokes forum.
Thanks. Bump for the weekend.
Todd that turned out nice. The micro cord does keep the grip diameter down on these fat blanks.
New wheels on an old classic!
Sweet. Just found out about this. Now recording the entire series. Had time and watched "Nomad" last night. Wow what an untapped fishery down...
BD reload party/class/potluck?
Friday the 13th bump!
Surprised if there isn't a line forming in the lot right now. LOL
No more redirects so far. Just a messege that pops up and says 1-4 pop ups were blocked.
Pop up blocked notice comes up on any forum page at any...
When I was younger it was all about riding front row upper deck on the double decker bus, hide and seek in the bunks, slaying mackerel in the pens...
Thanks for all the compliments!
SS guides are fine with braid. It's the combination of very sandy waters and braid that can be dangerous. Braid...
Gold electra? Bangin'!
Kingsize mattress with masseuse.
Heated hand rails and decks.
Glass obsevation floors.
Built in exercise bike so I...
Agreed. Tarred seine sticks great. Sealer not necessary but definitely doesn't hurt. Love how it turns gray as it ages. Hate how it turns my hands...
Never cease to amaze!
Red touches yellow... :eek:
Home Depot sells Minwax brand Helmsman Spar Urethane as well as Varathane brand Spar Urethane.
I've also tried lacquer, oil based urethane,...
The new Varmac Soft Grip is great. Durable like hypalon. Sands and shapes easier than EVA. Expands well when using the JT rubber cement trick....
Good Friday bump!
I'll take the 220 if Morfius doesn't want it. :D
2nd this. Love mine. No pliers pockets like my Aftco shorts but good excuse to grab a nice sheath to strap onto the adjustable elastic belt.
Wow that rod has been around ( and has slayed many fish ). I'm one of many who has worked on/modified it. Cool to still see it around.
Cosmetics are for customers. :D
Flawless work Jim!
I really hope they don't find out about Children's Pool here in SD. Would be a shame if they took sanctuary over at this beautiful sheltered beach. :D
Does this fit the Penn 112H with 2 1/8th" bars?
St. Patrick's Day Eve bump.
Stripper guide ( biggest guide closest to the reel ) is postioned based on the reel height, width, and where you will be mounting...
Reminds me of a rattle snake. Is that fat lace in the middle?
HEY DON I'LL BE THERE!
A proper static test. Swing by the Rod Building class sometime. It's better to see how it's done in person.
I've had success with Corrosion X spray. Avoid individual covers as it can trap moisture.
Bump. Salamat for the kind words. Made the deal even sweeter.
Another masterpiece. Well done Jim! Only 8 more to go...
Alps is killin' it in the metal reel seat market.
Are they fighting over the superglued quarter on the floor again?
Try a short 2-4" piece of hypalon above the reel seat for your hands. Then 14-16" of cold shrink/Raildawg above that for the rail.
Try more hot sauce.
Mid week bump. Still up for grabs.
Fuji HB or Alps HXN.
Black on black? Sounds like a perfect candidate to try and wrap yourself. Check out the rod building class. Not the prettiest looking group but...
WTB Daiwa SL-X20SHA Socal Fishing Hunting frame
I'm looking for a NEW frame, NO clamp model. Complete kit only. I already have the reel to...
Vessel Name: SAN DIEGO
USCG Doc. No.: 299266
Vessel Service: PASSENGER (INSPECTED)
IMO Number: *
Trade Indicator: Coastwise...
Will these replace the BG's?
Bump for some love.
You want to keep ice for days get a Gucci ( Yeti, etc ) cooler. Otherwise a killbag is a great day/transport cooler.
I've had the Dakine Ulua...
Blurry pics. Must be the lense. LOL
A few of the same I took.
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Apparently so. Dragon Skin. I like it!
Nice "BB" Saltist.
6.4:1 ratio across the board. Yikes!
Might be the angle but it...
Somewhere there is a dragon missing his scales.
Jim I'm outside with the tailgate down. Give me a hand why don't ya. Case of your favorite in the front seat when all is loaded!
Ross... I may have a ~50lb rod you were asking for as well. See you soon!
What reel are you mounting on? It plays a role on reel seat and stripper size.
Necessary? ...it's preferred.
Size? ...it's a preference.
A is thinner, will look painted in some colors. Bigger sizes can accentuate inlays,...
Bottom fishing bait, jigs, weight? What reel and line are you looking to use?
I've built the newer Seekers and haven't noticed a difference in...
X2 on the 8ft RTP80MH. The 10ft version is more for throwing poppers in the surf for Ulua in my opinion. The 8ft is more user friendly for the big...
This needs to be stickied if not carved into marble for generations to see.
No go on the sewing machine motor. Not enough torque especially with how tight you need to pack braid with. Mine on the rod lathe barely has...
Diggin the butt cap wrap.
Update 5/14: Reel up for grabs. Everything else sold.
-Abu Garcia Revo S gen 2 low profile reel. Upgraded STX spool with pitch control. Spooled...
Looks like ones Phenix sells in their bargain bin at the shows.
Some Wal-Mart's have a free foot machine that analyzes your foot print then suggests a few insoles at different price points. Grabbed me a 10...
Aside from your winding check off by 180 degrees they look great!
You shoot my guy
Out at sea... whatever $10 knife the kids won from the Rollo booth. But I don't usually clean fish on the water other than maybe pulling gills and...
Mark your stuff. Have pics saved and dated to prove ownership. Gather and check them earlier before entering the marina. If anything goes missing...
C'mon we see it over the years. Usually new guys fishing iron for the first time. Getting bit, getting excited, then swing. Jig comes flying back...
Nice work Bill. Hard to tell... what's the photo of on the top one?
Can't believe the old school guys haven't chimed in about utilizing mono stretch as a shock absorber. Do you all-spectra guys wind into the bite...
I like the lightweight and sensitivity of graphite. That said there is a place in my aresenal for all types of blank construction. Depends on what...
Sure here you go. Minimalist wraps. Don't remind me of the cost LOL.
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EVA will get wrecked on the...
Do you want a sledge hammer to the water intake pipes... because this is how you get a sledge hammer to the water intake pipes.
Disclaimer: I do...
Born from billet with those parameters... 250 would be a steal. Under 350 would grab my attention. 400 plus I'd just grab a Raptor. Of course...
I built the RTP80MH for myself. Butt section is a hair over 33" with buttcap and the top end is 66 1/4" with tip. Flown with it on Southwest in a...
It needs an eyeball paint job. Call it the Cyclops edition.
Does this work with rum bottles too?
Energy drinks bad. Pre workout and BCAA good. But a carton of Muscle Milk will work too!
El PearlExa's Testorsqueria.
When the Shelter Island Pier bait shop was on the left side.
And a sneak peak behind the scenes.
Tucked and wrapped.
Same wrap for the running guides. Here's...
Wrapped up some rasta. Rainshadow Immortal IMMP76M complimented with Batson components. Finished it off with some tribal band as well.
Suge Knight would approve.
What trolling butt? I see 3 rollers, 2 reel seat hoods, and a gimbal...
Love the heat gun. Loosens up the finish on demand. Bubbles come out of tunnels instantly. Nothing like spot working areas and reheating my lunch...
Cool tire treads Jim!
Low tide poke poling is fun. Squid strips or fresh cut fish on a snelled hook and poke into rocks for monkeyface eels and rockfish.
I prefer reel seats on the thin blanks. Not a fan of multiple layers of cork tape. Too much weight and too soft IMHO.
How big was the sculpin?
Alps HXN. Fuji HB.
Yellowtail numbers are up because they stopped making Newells. :Smoke_Emoticon:
Love em. The guide feet on the K guides are spaced farther apart if that makes any difference ( more real estate for basewrap design/distribute...
Squidco and H&M has them in stock. I've seen em at Seaforth before but that was a long time ago.
Hooked a dolphin on the kayak while trolling a live mac. The term sleigh ride was quite the understatement that moment.
Great stocking stuffer! :D
Sanctuary state fellas. Load up all you want. If caught don't speak a lick of English, give false names and addresses, and dive again tomorrow....
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When the reels get scratched they go.
When the jigs get scratched they stay.
When you go thinner diameter you gotta fatten up the wall thickness to keep hoop strength. Similar amount of material so overall weight isn't...
Did it smell like pine trees?
I'm booked on the NSQ next weekend. First time combo trip so plenty of questions.
From pics and vids looks like anglers camp at one spot on the...
Drill holes in your side plates. :p:
The 6000 will get the job done. Mono works and stretch is good. Braid with a short mono leader will help detect when the crab picks or walks off...
Looks great but you spelled my name wrong. :p:
Shrink tube optional but works great as well.
Anything close to a surface iron setup but with a fast gear ratio works great. You want to cast as far as you can. Stuffing a few oz torpedoes in...
Cork Puppy spreads the clamping force over a larger area which helps avoid crushing the blank... to an extent.
Identity as undocumented. Sanctuary state sanctuary seas. See I can play by the rules too.
Still waiting on a Baby Baja Special.
And also a forged aluminum frame Zebco with SS guts and enough drag to stop a homeguard.
So that's what spotties see on acid!
About time you finished that. Turned out nice Todd.
Add them to the list of state vendors who refuse to ship items even if CA legal. Can't blame em though our laws are an ever changing cluster F*...
Congrats on the degree. SD class is worth every penny if you're looking to invest in equipment. Plus we need help finishing leftover Halloween candy.
Batson Revelation spinning in M or MH. I like Alps XY for reduction guides then Alps F for running guides.
Go pull on them all and see what you like.
My gym has a couple Krankcycles I shit you not.
Braced stainless w/ carbide tip
Cool JTOB variation!
Nice work Doc. Never cease to amaze!
That may be red that has faded.
Ah he needed a bath anyway. :p:
On Del Mar's I run 10's for runners. Size 8 BMNAGS have a small feet for 40LB+ set ups. I've repaired a few that have pulled out.
Try a couple...
CUI F1-130 uncut :D
Serviced a TLD that had gotten spooled on something BIG in Baja. Fish hit on the troll and never stopped. Factory canvas drag looked like it was...
And somehow, as always, the donuts made it to me first. Thanks Steve. LOL
Pleasure to see you again Bill. Always exciting to get hands on the new...
I heard it is traditional to bring desserts to class. Especially donuts. Make sure to place the box by Ken.
Load a hoopnet with lobster shells filled with dog poop in a ziplock bag.
It would compete with already existing reels under Pure Fishing brand. Although an all metal low profile Internaional would be sweet.
Beautiful boat. You snooze you loose. Guess the kids get to make more memories on it.
The Voodoo, another Elliott, is still up for grabs on...
Don't forget to check the inside of the pinion gear and where it goes over the spool arbor as I had corrosion build there before. A little...
LOL at the rendering. The boats they doctored up in the basin are the same size as the dingys on the sand. Would like to see some 23+fters with...
You posted these in another thread awhile back. Hope it helps.
Wow took the rust right off that fish!
Heard about it this morning Jim, bummer. May the cigars, days at sea, and plentyful fish ease the frustration. Looks like Ken will be busy once...
Close ups can reveal a lot and I see damn near perfection. Nice work Doc!
Read this last night before Mr Taft posted his reply so I reserved my opinion until both sides of the story was out. Came back tonight and read Mr...
Baja Special... simple, strong, made in usa
525 Mag... excellent caster, beefy drags, landed a 40# class BF on it this year, made in usa...
Seeker Black Steel 870 is 15-25LB
Calstar BTG 870 is 15-40LB.
That's gotta be over 1,000 leaves. :eek:
Bass rod, bait rod, jigstick.
Diggin' that JTOB work under the guides.
Horrible. Who taught you how... oh wait! :D
Multiple matching sets. And a few one offs here and there. Mostly because I ran out of a particular Gudebrod, Holland, Sunset... etc.
I use mostly Fuji or Alps nowadays. I prefer Fujis with their deep pressed ring or Alps with their recessed ring design. How many and which exact...
IMHO the 800XL sweetspot is 15-20LB and the 800L a 20-25LB.
Both composite. Grafighters are thinner diameter. The GG 270-8H is a composite...
Those regs sound very reasonable. Miniscule price to pay for freedom IMHO.
Ah nothing a toothbrush and some WD40 can't fix. Also reassemble after applying a light coat of grease. Makes cleaning easier.
Pick one that loads up to your jig of choice and compliments your casting style. As for length take into consideration what...
Static test should of been done before wrapping. Everyone's guide layout will differ due to reel size and placement, guide model and height, and...
I meant to say the whole Accurate kit... studs, nuts, and clamp. Studs are threaded the same as Pro Gear.
I don't need it but I hear El Sapo is...
Is it the narrow one? If so the clamps for the same size Accurates fit.
Can we still make the Rail Dong?
100+ Igloo model with wheels. Mine are at least 5 years old and still work fine. I use to transport between landing, processors, home. If I need...
Rail Frawds huh. Get the rope!
They say you can't teach an old trick new dogs.
Ideally a rail rod should have enough rear handle to fit comfortably under your arm, legs etc... and enough fore grip to lay on the rail and...
Double friction pawls, is that it?
Damn another one. Haven't even scratched up my current version yet.
Pulled off that green very well. What's the decals? Looks like the tin man may have lost some material.
The bouys seem to come and go so I wouldn't trust any marker you see out there in regards to marking the boundaries.
A good landmark to go by is...
Nice grass lines!
I have a junkyard for those rods if you need them out. I'll even waive the hazmat fee. :D
That's what I'm sayin'. Just dropped 2.99 on one... ONE!
Wow tight space. I know some float tubers that need more ramp than that.
Sometimes at the joint you may get a flat spot when the rod is loaded. Whether or not it makes the rod weaker is debatable.
For me the only...
Fades like fiya!
Spillover effect was a success. All the South LJ fisherman spilled over to the NW corner. :rofl:
Why not a real one. I have an Iron Man 1 holding a set of keys. Busted the hook end when I bounced a cuda on deck.
Sweet. I'm buying mine on Feb 29th. Four years of fishing for the price of one! Take that CA. :finger:
Not really done on cork. But you can mix and match different burl rings and even inlay foam sheets.
As for marbling handles its been done on...
Are the elves that make these the same ones that make the cookies?
I had a scrap piece of blank wrapped with various colors of nylon so I could refer to it for repairs like these. Now only if I knew where I put it.
That's what I'm sayin'. Took me awhile to find the rods.
Is that... Thor's hammer? :p:
In my experience while supplies last. Then you'll have to seek the independent reel repair guys and shops. Some of whom also sell on the big...
Tyrnos 8. I serviced a couple in the last year and they looked great inside. TLD5 sized, built heavy duty, and was around the 199 price point if I...
Since Penn won't make one... mini Baja special. :p:
I use the Summer method.
them: "You got any blanks?"
me: "Yeah. Summer over here. Summer over there..."
This is a great idea!
Saltist BGs are solid workhorse reels. Only downside was they didn't offer the 35 size in a 4.9 gear ratio like the previous gen.
Some of us are tackle hoarders who don't fish. :jig::rofl:
Request for a "35" size conversion with clamp. :D
What? Russian tank, cluster bomb, cyanide, but no Glock 19... :p:
Steel + saltwater + neglect = earlier corrosion.
I had a rod with Alps MXN guides show signs of surface rust. Reason... it was a beater rod I...
Making Calstars Great Again!
RIP. Fortunate enough to meet him. Cool dude. Fuck cancer.
Dope vid and nice work. But needs more shop light. :p:
Taking gift wrapping to another level.
Beautiful work. This close to a .50 cal size box?
Diggin' your Chip Foose'd blueprints.
Poway is funny. One year they wanted nothing but rainbow Powerbait/nightcrawler combo. Then next year only Thomas Boyants. After that Berkley...
Leftover Gorilla glue might fix your shoe as well. :p:
You forgot to say they only work with Fathom 25N or 113HN. :p:
JK. Sounds perfect. Can't wait to add these to the arsenal.
Never was a fan of kryptek til now.
Because heart of Uranus wasn't PC enough.
Been there haha. I gave up tape and went with a few feet of mono backing instead. No more corrosion issues!
Not mine. Leaving the ends unfinished is recommended. Don't ask how I know.
Pee Wee Hermanator
I got one but it fell out of my pocket while driving my Ferrari.
Same experience here. Noticed some nylons from Pac Bay will loosen with water based color preserver. I've had better success with acrylic or...
Nice work. What's the length of the bottom and top piece?
So are we having this grilled or beer battered?
Can't wait to surf it when the carriers and cruise ships pass by.
BD Outdoors... get out and fish!
1/16ths nylon cord. I order online from them about every other month. Smooth transaction everytime.
But I thought the MLPA said the spillover effect...
Sorry... just keeping the soy sauce and ice companies in business. LOL
What Mr. Nguyen didn't like my theft deterrent epoxy job?
JK. Nice save Jim. You're wouldn't be the first to repair someone else's hack job.
In other words you're fine turn up the radio and go fish.
These have the neoprene padding like the originals?
I share your pain brotha. Seeing the video is absolutely gut wrenching. Amazing everyone made it out alive.
Good times on that boat. Hoping Rich...
And I thought spiders and flies landing on my finish was bad...
Oooh, please tell us more. Difference between this and the Vengeance?
Great observations. Thanks for sharing!
I've compared all 4. The Rainshadows are a little bit faster than the Calstars, just a little bit. Otherwise pretty close in every other aspect....
Thanks for the heads up. Just bought shares in Promar.
Sweet, can't wait for the new Promar zipties!
Try new insoles first. Made a huge difference for me.
Well don't leave us hangin'... post some pics!
You can conceal it. Leave a small enough gap ( about toe nail thickness ) between the reel seat and corktape. Overlap the heatshrink about 1/8" or...
FHLB deals slimmed the wallet pretty good. But then ended up across the street. 100 bucks off 200 dollar purchase plus additional discounts at...
See ya there.
My youngest has been going since birth. First couple years was nice since we could use the undercarriage of the stroller as a shopping cart. Now...
Clean build Chris. :cool:
Hey where's the overly product placement, dubbed clicker sounds, and scripted drama?!?! LOL
Nice start Ali. Way to pick up the Spanish Fly crew....
Reminds me of a warm summer night back in high school.
Always liked Euy's Newell display. But with 2 rowdy boys in the house that glass wouldn't last very long.
Rod finish will flow where you apply it. Try to avoid hitting under the guide feet except for the first and last coats. It has kept the epoxy...
Baby Baja. The naughty list deserves presents too. :finger:
Well executed Jim. :cool:
The cool thing is those words are still relevant to this day.
^Word. Hit up Tony aka SD Tone. He does good work.
Hover a mack just out of reach of a sea lion then fly it toward the next boat. :shakin:
Jackets on. Throw wife over. Jump in right after her. Enjoy the fireworks?
Perfect title. Really love this one. Well done Mark.
Bullet or Frigate tuna depending on the length of the pectoral fin. I caught a frigate tuna yesterday 75 degree water off the kelp beds....
I'd tear my eyes out if I had to do that.
Leave the two, take the wife.
What size and DOT number on those bad boys?
Please tell me it's not another 6.1+ shiny piece of overseas junk.
Finally found some time to wrap me a few goodies.
First 3 are a set of Varmac 8 footers. Models GC1-8, GC2-8, and GC3-8... aka poorman's...
Awesome gift Jim, way cool of you Einar. :cool:
Heard the news today. Bummer way too young. Shared the rail with him a few times. And after every trip he always thanked my girl for letting me go...
Only 24? You take it easy this time or what? :p:
Etex and D2 and NOT the same. This has been hashed on here over and over. The old owner, new owner, and even distributors of the product have...
Not too far, Mira Mesa.
IIRC its the nylon braided stuff. Has an inner core. Hit it with a lighter for a bit and it will burn then leave behind melted plastic. It's...
Go to is 1/16"
But I have used the paracord size from time to time.
And here are a couple more samples. Envirotex on top, Flex Coat Lite in the middle, and Diamond II on the bottom. Same exact conditions, same...
An experiment was held to compare how epoxy would hold up indoors vs outdoors. A small batch was mixed and then poured onto foil. Half of the...
That's the nature of reels without instant anti reverse. Every time you hear a click that's the dog running over a tooth like a ratchet. You're...
Don't rely on just one. Every now and then one site can be way off on the forecast and you wouldn't want to be stuck in crap weather because you...
Dang, too far otherwise I'd be all over this. Bump for a cool gig.
Boss 300, nice. Smaller size reel which could explain why the handle appears to stick out more. I'm pretty sure it balances out fine. ;)
John, thank you for taking the time to write a detailed summary along with taking pics. Love the simplicity underneath the covers. So the 6000 and...
Sweet, a Baby Beijing Special! Someone send one to Tiburon, needs more metal. :D
Whoa man nice catch. My 3 year old is the same way, always being a ninja especially around docks. Great reality check for all parents here with...
Cool. For 20 bucks why not.
Einar you're an animal.
Someone on BWE lost 3 rigs. Just reposted this over there hope they see it.
JD is one of the funniest captains in the fleet. Folks, its fine... go fish with him. You'll hear these one liners all day. I can bet no...
Hmm... possible baby baja?! : crosses fingers : :D
Battle, Conflict, Warfare... geez so confrontational. LOL
Get that whale in the octagon!
500 sizes for 40#. Also the 300 size 4 stack P series if you can find them. ;)
You played hooky and won.
Thanks, appreciate the compliments.
Trini killer! Can't wait to crack one open.
Rad gifts Einar!
Diggin' the barbed wire.
I've got one. For a 40# rod go for the RCLB70M. The H shuts off pretty quick IMHO and isn't as nice to the ole gut. For an H I'd look at the...
^ Thanks, appreciate it.
^ Thanks fellas. :cool:
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Brand new never used custom Calstar Grafighter 700ML. 7ft rated 20-40lb. 30" cord deckhand style handle...
IMHO Etex yellows just as bad as everything else LOL. From what I've seen severity depends on how much time they spend under the sun.
I have Gills. After 2 trips my feet were ready for some Dr. Scholls. Difference is night and day.
Turners has em on sale right now for 50 bucks off. 2 sizes to choose from.
I use it. Works well. For the price it's hard to beat.
Whoa dope box man.
Yup still available. Just shoot me a PM if interested.
Selling my used Rainshadow SW967. RX7 graphite blank with ORIGINAL GLOSS finish ( now only come in matte finish ). 8ft, 15-25#, 3/4-4oz....
Pretty sure I've had a WSB taco or 6 from Mitch's at Point Loma.
Chicks dig the purple squid...
Used Canon MP160 printer. Comes with power cord and a cartridge of black ink. Works fine. Drivers can be downloaded through Canon's website....
I have a Grundens Gage jacket. Lightweight not too hot. Works great to keep the wind and spray off you. I like how you can tighten the sleeves and...
Beautiful reels. Put me in line if anyone else wants to split em up.
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