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  1. Paparockcal

    Flat Fall Jigs & Big Bass

    I went to the doctors about my vertigo everyone and it looks like I will never be able to see the ocean blue again at least without putting myself and those around me through pure hell. SO, it looks like it will be lake fishing for this old salt from now own. It was always a dream to go on a...
  2. Paparockcal

    Flat Fall Jigs & Big Bass

    The lightest is my thinking also. I want to try to imitate a stunned/dying shad fluttering down for the larger bass under a bait school to pick off. I'm wondering if the white glow model might work to imitate a shad?
  3. Paparockcal

    Flat Fall Jigs & Big Bass

    Has anyone tried using Flat Fall Jigs for Big Largemouth Bass? I have been considering the possibility for two reasons. The first reason is larger bass tend to hold beneath bait balls and scarf up the wounded baitfish that flutter down that the more active and aggressive smaller bass wound but...
  4. Paparockcal

    Packing for PV leaving tomorrow

    Tight lines and have fun! I wish I could go!
  5. Paparockcal

    Any Word On The Makaira 15T?

    See you at the Fred Hall Long Beach show!!! :-)
  6. Paparockcal

    How to avoid getting seasick?

    Thanks! That is good to know!
  7. Paparockcal

    Penn Spinfisher 9500SS

    I noticed Alan Hawk is going to do a review of the Penn Spinfisher 9500SS in the future which I am interested in as I just gave mine to my oldest step-son along with the custom Seeker Black Steel Rod I had built for it. Does anyone else have a Penn Spinfisher 9500SS...
  8. Paparockcal

    How to avoid getting seasick?

    I'm going to try anything and everything as my head feels like it's going to explode.
  9. Paparockcal

    Shimano New 2019 Stella SW

    I'll be interested in seeing Alan Hawk's review of the new Shimano Stella SW and how it stacks up against the Okuma Makaira! It should be very interesting reading. Eventually I hope to purchase a high end saltwater spinner and I can only afford one like so many people. The Stella for sure is a...
  10. Paparockcal

    How to avoid getting seasick?

    I'll have to try the ginger root pills as my inner ear problem is back full force and I'm getting sea sick on dry land! Now that sucks big time as it pretty much eliminates setting foot in a boat going offshore! Anyone know of a first rate inner ear specialist? PM me!
  11. Paparockcal

    UC GUSA SideWinder – Popping Rods

    I wish we had people from United Composites that could explain in detail about the UC Sidewinder series rods. I really enjoy learning all I can about rod technology from all sources. That way in the future I make more informed choices. I may be 69 years old but I have always enjoyed learning...
  12. Paparockcal

    Retiring in Mexico/ Central/ South America?

    Good luck with your retirement! Mine ate mine up between my wife's and my medical expenses. I guess at lest some doctors will retire well off and after all the alternative of taking an extended dirt nap is worse. I hope you do what I dreamed of so tight lines and happy fishing!!! :-)
  13. Paparockcal

    Anyone with Experience Use Livetarget Shrimp Lures?

    If you try any of the new Livetarget "Fleeing Shrimp" please post a report on your results as to how they performed where you fish. Thanks. :-)
  14. Paparockcal

    Anyone with Experience Use Livetarget Shrimp Lures?

    Have you caught any Redfish on them?
  15. Paparockcal

    Pacific Jack Crevalle off Southern California

    Its funny how some people are pure meat fishermen while some are sportfishermen and others are in it for the fun of it and take home just a few to eat. I fall in the last grouping; FUN first and take just a few to eat of the best tasting. Tight lines everyone! :-)
  16. Paparockcal

    Anyone Using Mole Crabs as bait?

    I have always heard they are delicious. I just wanted to confirm it. Thanks! :D
  17. Paparockcal

    Anyone Using Mole Crabs as bait?

    So, how good are those pompano to eat?
  18. Paparockcal

    More from the Californian in Texas

    I personally never had the problem as I released all my "Bull sized Redfish", the really big 40"+ size Reds. However, I did see some worms in a few of the really big Reds the guys I fished with kept while they were being cleaned. They are not always there but the really big Redfish are not as...
  19. Paparockcal

    Anyone with Experience Use Livetarget Shrimp Lures?

    Does anyone have any actual experience using the Livetarget Shrimp lures along the Florida coastlines? It would seem to be a natural fit for so many fish species along Florida. I am hoping to hear how they have performed or not. I am particularly interested in hearing if the Redfish react...
  20. Paparockcal

    Livetarget Fleeing Shrimp

    It will interesting to see how these lures perform in Florida as they have a lot of interaction between Redfish and freshwater river systems. If there are any Florida fisherman on BD and have used the Livetarget Hollowbody Craw for Redfish I for one would love to hear your experiences. :-)
  21. Paparockcal

    Anyone Using Mole Crabs as bait?

    Well, I for one have learned a lot from all the responses to my original post and I thank everyone for their contributions. :-)
  22. Paparockcal

    Jig heads

    Hi, I used to fish the Texas Gulf Coast but I'm now out in SoCal. I know what a Flair Hawk Jig is; so you are looking for something like the bare metal jig heads to tie your own jigs? Any particular weights? If it is what I am thinking of like below try T&A Jigs. http://tajigs.com/flare-hawk-jigs
  23. Paparockcal

    Louisiana Wahoo Report !!!!!!!!!

    Those are some SWEET Wahoooooooo! I've only seen some once and they wouldn't hit anything we had about 50 miles of the Texas coast. Needless to say I invested in some wahoo bombs after that and a couple of trolling lures designed for wahoo just in case the guys and I that fished together ever...
  24. Paparockcal

    Louisiana Redfish In May?

    I have never fished Venice though I have a close friend that has a lot and LOVES the place. I hope someday to go. I lived on the Texas Gulf Coast for 15 years and Redfish were my ADDICTION!!! From chasing the small "rat" reds tailing in the saltwater marches to the "Bull Red" runs for giants...
  25. Paparockcal

    Other hobbies besides fishing??

    Oh, I have a few interests: Israel Supporter I Love Knives I love Large Caliber Handguns both Revolvers and Semi-autos I love dedicated 12 gauge Slug guns & Sniper Rifles I Love Bears; Black, Grizzly, and Brown A Denver Broncos Fan from when I lived in Wyoming for ten years I...
  26. Paparockcal

    Getting a Seagull Tangled in Your Line - Why do You Hurt the Bird?

    It has only happed to me once while I was fishing off the dock on the canal behind my home in Texas just on the mainland from Galveston Island. I had casted a walking bait across the canal when a sea gull dove on it and got a wing tangled in the fishing line. I reeled him in with him loudly...
  27. Paparockcal

    FOUND HOBIE DRIVE PEDAL SYSTEM!!!!!!!

    You might try on one of the kayak fishing sites. Just a suggestion.
  28. Paparockcal

    More from the Californian in Texas

    I miss REDFISH! Someone who lived in Texas now in California. ;)
  29. Paparockcal

    Galveston Poaching Pier Report

    Unfortunately there were a lot of poachers in Texas when I lived there. Even the guys fishing out of my boat griped about not keeping oversized fish past the one they had a tag for. I personally never keept "bulls" as they are the big female breeders that help keep the Redfishing so good and...
  30. Paparockcal

    Anyone Using Mole Crabs as bait?

    I have found them called Sand Crabs, Mole Crabs, and Sand Fleas depending on where they are being talked about across the country and the names vary as to describing other creatures as in some places call sand fleas an actual type of parasitic flea and in others "Sand Crabs, Mole Crabs, and Sand...
  31. Paparockcal

    Anyone Using Mole Crabs as bait?

    Greetings Surf fishermen is anyone using "mole crabs" and/or "Sand Crabs" to fish the surf and if so what are your catches?
  32. Paparockcal

    Pacific Jack Crevalle off Southern California

    So I have found out! The fish are different species and the water is different too both in clarity and temperature. I'm boat less for the first time in over 25 years also because I can no longer afford one. At least I'm not taking a dirt nap yet like so many of my friends are.
  33. Paparockcal

    Livetarget Fleeing Shrimp

    Have you seen their new LIVETARGET Hollow Body Craw?
  34. Paparockcal

    Livetarget Fleeing Shrimp

    For those down on the Gulf Coast this new lure will be killer for Redfish, Sea Trout, Permit, Bonefish, Tripletail and many more because most everything there eats shrimp! https://averageoutdoorsman.com/livetarget-fleeing-shrimp-retreats-to-orlando/...
  35. Paparockcal

    Pacific Jack Crevalle off Southern California

    Believe it or not Galveston Bay south of Houston, TX can get down into the low 30s air temp some winters as I worked on Amoco Oil Refinery's docks and let me tell you thank wind could cut through you at those temps yet Galveston bay was loaded with Jack Crevalles.
  36. Paparockcal

    Livetarget Fleeing Shrimp

    What fish species off SoCal, if any, could be targeted with the new Livetarget Fleeing Shrimp Lure? https://averageoutdoorsman.com/livetarget-fleeing-shrimp-retreats-to-orlando/ https://livetargetlures.com/collections/shrimp/products/fleeing-shrimp
  37. Paparockcal

    Pacific Jack Crevalle off Southern California

    I suppose that power plant helped keep the water warmer to their liking. I have been trying to learn all the new species of fish here off CA as most are different from what I have ever been around. The water is so much colder here.
  38. Paparockcal

    I don’t carry a gun to kill people!

    Thank God none of my guns were purchased in the state of California but in Texas and Wyoming!
  39. Paparockcal

    I don’t carry a gun to kill people!

    The point is CA is an anti-gun and anti-gun owner state. Also the 10 rd. mag law as I understand was appealed but now has been affirmed so that the mere possession makes you a criminal. Maybe someone more up to date or who's job it is to enforce this law in California can chime in with the...
  40. Paparockcal

    Pacific Jack Crevalle off Southern California

    My wife and I have caught Roosterfish on the only trip down to Cabo we have ever been on. They could really get addicting! I kept doing searches on the internet after posting and I saw where they are rarely ever this far north. What a shame as the Jack Crevalle is such a great fighting fish. I...
  41. Paparockcal

    Pacific Jack Crevalle off Southern California

    Hi, everyone, how doable and what sizes can I expect to catch if I go after the Pacific Jack Crevalle off SoCal? Back in my other life on the Texas Gulf Coast I loved the tussle of the Atlantic Jack Cravalle off and around the bays near Galveston Island. My best was only 28 pounds but I know of...
  42. Paparockcal

    I don’t carry a gun to kill people!

    California: Illegal Alien Who Shot And Killed Kate Steinle Wants His Gun Conviction Dropped - https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/01/19/illegal-alien-who-shot-and-killed-kate-steinle-wants-his-gun-conviction-dropped-n2539306
  43. Paparockcal

    I don’t carry a gun to kill people!

    I was not "bitching at you". I was pointing out as I found out; I could not legally buy a new Glock 41 from a dealer in this anti-gun state. They also have retroactively made my 13 round mags for the .45 ACP firearm (I carried when I had a CCW in another state) I had when I moved into CA years...
  44. Paparockcal

    GT and sailfish using light 9'6" Black Hole Suzuki rod

    Thank you for your help ksong! That is what I was thinking; as it would be ok for small tarpon say under 30lbs and permit but not the big ones. I knew you were the man to ask. :-)
  45. Paparockcal

    I don’t carry a gun to kill people!

    It will be years before any weapons are banned? Try buying a Glock 41 in .45ACP or the newer Gen 5 Glocks in California and tell me about guns being banned from sale in the Peoples Republic of California. As a military veteran what happened to our right to keep and bear arms?
  46. Paparockcal

    GT and sailfish using light 9'6" Black Hole Suzuki rod

    KIL SONG is that rod the 9'6" SUZUKI 962 Special Surf Rod rated for 20-30lb braided line, he used? If so how do you think it would preform on casting to tarpon and flats class fish like big permit?
  47. Paparockcal

    Earth’s magnetic pole is on the move, fast. And we don’t know why

    Earth’s magnetic pole is on the move, fast. And we don’t know why Here is a link to an article I thought people might be interested in. https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/earths-magnetic-pole-is-on-the-move-fast-and-we-dont-know-why/news-story/341c92307a6b19d25b38836c6097be9d
  48. Paparockcal

    Long bass rods

    I checked out the St. Croix rods myself and suggest you look at Legend Tournament Line of rods for what you described if you are looking for a spinning rod. Their casting rods go up to 9'11" but are heavier action. Best of luck in your search! :-)
  49. Paparockcal

    Long bass rods

    I'm not sure how accurate the information is but I think I read some where that St. Croix was bringing out some longer bass fishing rods so you might check their website. I have several of their rods and love them including a 2 piece 9' 6" med. light spinning rod that was a salmon/steelhead rod...
  50. Paparockcal

    UC GUSA SideWinder – Popping Rods

    I apologize for not posting here for so long, Both my wife and I have spent time in the hospital. I as well have been under the weather for quite some time. I have not purchased a popping rod yet but lean very heavily toward the Black Hole rods. :-)
  51. Paparockcal

    Tackle ho's check in

    I salute you both for working at a profession helping people!
  52. Paparockcal

    Tackle ho's check in

    I have maybe a dozen plus reels and rods, Two big tackle bags that weigh over 50 pounds each. I have about a hundred pounds of soft plastics in a couple of large bags, several boxes of saltwater lures, and many more freshwater lure boxes. I sold or gave away most of my saltwater tackle as I...
  53. Paparockcal

    How to Fight & Land a GIANT Bluefin

    Man I love that you youngsters are catching such giants! When I was younger it was a dream of mine to come to California and achieve such a goal. Now that I live in California my body simply will not allow me to even attempt the feat but that does not stop me from ENJOYING what others are doing...
  54. Paparockcal

    Memories of days gone by...what are some of yours

    I came to fishing saltwater after I came out of the Army in 1973 and found a job with Amoco Oil Refinery, Texas city, Texas in 1974. I had many fantastic days of fishing inshore and offshore during tournaments. I loved the things I would see offshore like giant Manta Rays, Whale Sharks, and the...
  55. Paparockcal

    Spinning: Graphite vs metal spool

    I have only used metal spooled spinning reels but I would consider a graphite spool would be limited to lighter lines. Now I may wrong but that is my guess.
  56. Paparockcal

    Got Rats? Meet the Mink Man

    Everything is illegal in California excepting Pot and being an illegal. o_O
  57. Paparockcal

    Got Rats? Meet the Mink Man

    I watched all his videos and the mink are COOL little hunters! I learned a lot I did not know. :-)
  58. Paparockcal

    Okuma Products - Free Shipping!

    Thanks Davey for the information! Too bad as I really like the looks of the cap. Oh well, back to the drawing board. I like caps with blue in them especially when it has the look of shimmering blue water. :-)
  59. Paparockcal

    Magnum Squish Jigs by Savage Gear

    Looking forward to your report on your trip and how the Squish jigs worked! Hey if you see any Okuma Mak15T porotype reels on the Okuma 3 Day let us know your opinion on them also. Have a great trip!:-)
  60. Paparockcal

    Fundraiser for My Sister - Win a Ride-A-Long at a Desert Race

    Sisters are something to cherish, I know because I lost mine to breast cancer. She was only 44 years old and I miss her terribly. Thanks for posting this and I will be praying for a fast recovery and for all your family. Rocky
  61. Paparockcal

    Smaller Reel for small bait.

    I used Penn reels for more years than most of the people have been alive that live around me. Penn has long been a great reel manufacturer. I can not fault anyone who chooses to use a Penn. That said I have always been somewhat of a maverick trying out, not always successfully, new products to...
  62. Paparockcal

    Rigging Flat Fall lures for Big Tuna

    WOW, what an informative and education thread!!! Thanks to everyone!
  63. Paparockcal

    POPPER COMBO --- NOT SPINNING

    It will be interesting to those of us newbies to the West Cost how the new Okuma Makaira Spinning Reels figure into the fray. I learned conventional casting first only learning spinning late in life. I am however open minded as to which will work best for me. Again I started fishing saltwater on...
  64. Paparockcal

    Smaller Reel for small bait.

    I see the Newell 220 recommended a lot here. I had one years ago that casted like a dream but I had nothing but trouble with the drag system. It was very jerky and I lost many times more fish on that reel than all my other reels put together. I had the drag professionally replaced however the...
  65. Paparockcal

    Firearm recoil

    Speaking of recoil, I have an laminated stocked bull barreled first generation Ithaca Deerslayer III. The barrel is parkerized, fully rifled and bull barrel configuration as well as being screwed into the all steel action. Notice the heavy gauge of the muzzle as shown below. Mine looks like...
  66. Paparockcal

    Bullet button

    How did he get a legal CA silencer? Everything I have read or heard about is silencers are illegal in CA. I would love to put a suppressor on a chassis model 6.5 Creedmoor with a NightForce scope for use on coyotes. When I lived in Landers, CA we had a lot of smaller dogs taken by very large...
  67. Paparockcal

    Bullet button

    People are constantly developing rifles to shoot longer range and todays rifles are so much more accurate than they were back in the 70s. There was a gentleman that lived in Texas City, Texas that I can't recall his name now but helped pioneer bolt action .50cals. When he would shoot the muzzle...
  68. Paparockcal

    Bullet button

    Oh I did AGGRO and it is a fine round also! War is a Youngman's thing as I am too old and too stove up to do much except with a long-range rifle or up close with a 12 gauge shotgun. Hey I loved the 7.62X51mm. :-)
  69. Paparockcal

    Bullet button

    Correct you are Alex, yet the majority of sniper's rifles in inventory are still 7.62X51mm. The average shooter can not accurately handle the recoil of a .338 Lapua or the .50 Cal. I was just saying the 6.5mm Creedmoor is a longer range cartridge than the 7.62X51mm with such a low recoil impulse...
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    Bullet button

    Jason, I was on a tarmac on Ellington Field sitting back to back with the other members of the only Airborne US Army National Guard unit with C-130 aircraft lined up back in 1983 during Grenada waiting to see if we were going to be deployed. I'm an old fart but I have humped an M60, M14, M21...
  71. Paparockcal

    Bullet button

    I understand that many people like AR series of rifles but I am not one of them having experienced my M14 being taken and given the .22 Black Mattel toy in its place. CA gun laws are arcane and ignorant in my opinion. I support 2nd Amendment rights for everyone in CA. I was never in country in...
  72. Paparockcal

    Okuma Products - Free Shipping!

    Hi Eric, I have been trying to find where I can purchase the Okuma Blue Mesh Back Hat Model: PA01C009B. It is not shown under Okuma USA's site under apparel but is listed on the home site for Okuma. It is also listed in the Okuma 2017 International catalog. Do you have it?
  73. Paparockcal

    UC GUSA SideWinder – Popping Rods

    Thanks for all the input on UC's Sidewinder as I have spent hours searching the internet with very little to show for it. :-)
  74. Paparockcal

    Slow pitch jigging rods

    Benny, domo arigato (I spent 18 months on Okinawa) for the video and your input on "slow pitch" rods. It is very informative when people much more knowledgeable on a subject express their opinions freely so others can make informed decisions after trying the rods discussed. Kil Song, I...
  75. Paparockcal

    Any Word On The Makaira 15T?

    Oh good, my birthday is the 23rd of December, so between that and Christmas it is going to be a good year! :D
  76. Paparockcal

    rod for a mak 15ll-sea

    Thanks for your tips. Since I am so land bound I doubt I will ever see any big tuna unless my specialists come with some magic pills. I was thinking 65# Spectra and then what ever top shot poundage the fish would bite. It is on my bucket list to one day be able to go on a long range sport boat...
  77. Paparockcal

    rod for a mak 15ll-sea

    Jason, having not pulled on one yet do you mind saying why you personally chose the 7'6" Raptor. What pound test do you load on the reel since it is rated 50-80 pound line? Since it is a rail-rod how is its casting ability? First hand experience is always best in my humble limited experience.
  78. Paparockcal

    Pleas Pray for my best friend

    As an Army vet myself I will keep him in my daily prayers!
  79. Paparockcal

    Time/Location for trophy bull reds.

    Big Bull Reds during the drum run is always a blast!
  80. Paparockcal

    Offshore A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. And a Big Ass Shark

    Sorry for Shark day! I have experienced one myself with people catching all around me yet nothing from my boat. Looking over the side and under my boat there was about a 14ft. shark that had parked itself in the shade of my boat and slowly swimming into the outgoing tide. I hate when that...
  81. Paparockcal

    Attaching Shimano Flat Fall Jig

    Thanks for the tips Aaron! Great pic by the way of the rigging!
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    So sick of California, CA taxes, Gov Brown

    SouthBayKiller, while I was living in Casper, Wyoming an actual event with a rabid coyote. One of the local ranchers had a flat along the freeway and was out changing his flat tire. He said he heard something that just did not sound right to him so he stood up to look around. There was a coyote...
  83. Paparockcal

    So sick of California, CA taxes, Gov Brown

    Some American History would be nice!
  84. Paparockcal

    So sick of California, CA taxes, Gov Brown

    I can understand loving many parts of California like its weather and fishing is some of the best in the world. In my case if something happens to my wife, God Forbid there will be a vapor trail at minimum across the California and Arizona boarder if not all the way back to Texas. If the...
  85. Paparockcal

    Any Word On The Makaira 15T?

    Thanks for the nice video FishRock. Is the MK-15T in dealers' shops now? If so who is going to be the first one to post a review on it here? ;)
  86. Paparockcal

    Good news for 2A folks in the West - open carry

    Birds of a feather flock together; Jail Birds are no exception. :cool:
  87. Paparockcal

    Relocating to Texas?

    The Woodlands +1
  88. Paparockcal

    Good news for 2A folks in the West - open carry

    I agree with you so we don't have 50 state interpretations but one for U.S. citizen rights across the nation. Now that does not mean California will obey federal law as they are so fond of thumbing their noses at it.
  89. Paparockcal

    Good news for 2A folks in the West - open carry

    I lived in Wyoming for ten years and while I was there we had the right to carry but not to conceal without a permit. The local Sheriff there in Casper at the time REFUSED to issue any Concealed Weapons Permits. Then he was busted by the State for forcing some of his Deputies to allow some of...
  90. Paparockcal

    Makaira What's the Difference?

    Thanks Tom! I had Cal blueprint a Penn International 30 for me years ago and what a difference it made in the reel.
  91. Paparockcal

    Calstar Jig Sticks - Realistic Full Pull Ratings Presented by GClev

    That was what I meant by a "limited division" (where everyone had to stay within an agreed upon standard) and an "open division"; where reel and rod makers could try to gain name recognition by developing new rods and reels to dominate their competition (invent new technology) from which we all...
  92. Paparockcal

    Calstar Jig Sticks - Realistic Full Pull Ratings Presented by GClev

    I believe starting a yearly California jig casting contest would be a GREAT IDEA. I mean they have Pumpkin Chunking, Cow Chip throwing contests, and all sorts of different events; why not a jig casting contest? There could be people coming from all over to watch such an event. It could raise...
  93. Paparockcal

    Good news for 2A folks in the West - open carry

    I love the idea however history tells us California's progressives do not really care about native born American citizens" Constructional Rights especially those pertaining to the Second Amendment. After leaving the Democratic Party years ago due to "progressives" taking over the leadership of...
  94. Paparockcal

    Attaching Shimano Flat Fall Jig

    Could someone explain the running the line through both eyes of the jig and then tying the hook to the line method? Pros and Cons.
  95. Paparockcal

    Bridle set up flat fall OK for smaller tuna?

    Nice Rooster and from a kayak to? I have zero experience fishing flat falls and have read both opinions from so called "experts" on the internet in articles, to different forums. You can always fish some stock and rig some however way gives you the most confidence to see the difference for...
  96. Paparockcal

    Yeti and its anti 2A position

    What color is that KOOLAID you are drinking? Yea, Putin and the Russians are going to take over and Hillary didn't really sell a huge chunk of American Uranium rights to them. "My" 2nd Amendment rights are right here in my hands and the skills to use them when necessary. Read the Federalist...
  97. Paparockcal

    high capacity mags??

    I have to admit I had NO confidence in that happening!
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    If you had a 75 foot Megalodon shark as your sea pet,what would you call it?

    Tiny, as you always name things there opposite. For instance my friends and I nicknamed a guy we worked with "killer" as he was the most opposite from that there could ever be.
  99. Paparockcal

    Relocating to Texas?

    I believe I did say I was talking about when I lived there quite a few years ago and no there were no tuna trips back then. Perhaps I did not make myself clear enough that I was combining my memory of learning to fish for Red Snapper on the old Buccaneer with his talk about the new Buccaneer. As...
  100. Paparockcal

    Makaira What's the Difference?

    Makaira 15TII reel! I just remembered a thread here on BD about the Makaira 15TII coming out. So I will be waiting to put my hands on that reel. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/any-word-on-the-makaira-15t.682242/
  101. Paparockcal

    Makaira What's the Difference?

    Thanks, NGSD1! :-) This is why I love BD. Even dumb :confused: questions get answered with respect and help! Rocky
  102. Paparockcal

    Makaira What's the Difference?

    Hey, I resemble that remark. :D Sometimes the old snap is just not there anymore and I know I should see it but it just escapes me. You should hear some of the conversations my wife (72 years old) and I have. Way different memories but who knows what the truth is, LOL. She says my memory is...
  103. Paparockcal

    Makaira What's the Difference?

    Again, more great info. Thanks as I did not know blue was an option. I knew the members of this board would know. I see Cal Sheets offers his blueprinting and an easy shift button for the Okuma Makaira reels. Has anyone had this work done and how do you like it? Rocky
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    Makaira What's the Difference?

    That's sort of what I was getting and maybe the new MK-15IISEa size is just not available in the Silver line yet. Ok, that makes sense; I kept trying to see a real difference and not seeing it. I thought it might be my old brain that has lost a step, or two, or three depending on the day...
  105. Paparockcal

    Makaira What's the Difference?

    What's the difference between the Makaira Sea Silver Lever Drag Reel(2018 NEW) and the Makaira Special Edition Lever Drag Reel? On Okuma's website they are listed as two different reels but I am confused as to exactly what the difference is between the two. The "new" MK-15IISEa in the Makaira...
  106. Paparockcal

    Relocating to Texas?

    Ah, the "old" Buccaneer where I first learned to fish for Red Snapper. Wow has the cost gone up! I won't say what my friends and I used to pay years ago. I spent time both fishing and chumming over the rail of the Buccaneer. Enjoy your trips!!! :-)
  107. Paparockcal

    Relocating to Texas?

    The only way I could afford the charters was four of us that worked together for Amoco Oil Refinery (that was taken over by British Petroleum) would split the cost. We planned the trip well in advance during a local tournament and won some money that helped defray the cost. You get to the...
  108. Paparockcal

    So sick of California, CA taxes, Gov Brown

    For what it's worth I listened to a radio program (sorry I don't remember the station) about a number of Silicon Valley tech. companies hiring many new fresh tech. types out of India while at the same time laying of a lot of baby boomers nearing retirement to cut their labor costs. Has anyone...
  109. Paparockcal

    UC GUSA SideWinder – Popping Rods

    That is nice to hear your report. I have read the Stella compared to a Ferrari and the Makaira compared to a Mack Truck. I have a Sustain and Daiwa Certate reels in smaller sizes (4000s and under) which are very smoooooth. If like most things in life, money was no object then we all might drive...
  110. Paparockcal

    UC GUSA SideWinder – Popping Rods

    I'm still waiting anxiously to hear about the Okuma MAKAIRA spinning reels in action against Tuna and big GTs to see how the hold up in the field. They sound so great and Alan Hawk rates them even over the Shimano Stella.
  111. Paparockcal

    UC GUSA SideWinder – Popping Rods

    Kil Song Popping Tuna Testing 10' prototype Black Hole Surf/Popping rod
  112. Paparockcal

    So sick of California, CA taxes, Gov Brown

    That is sad to hear but maybe that will get rid of some of the "Pine Beatles" that were killing so many trees on Casper Mountain during the ten years I lived there. I will pray for the people.
  113. Paparockcal

    Relocating to Texas?

    Hi A_P! Since you are close. Try fishing out of Venice, Louisiana. Back when I lived in Texas I lived on the south side of Dallas and just on the mainland from Galveston Island in the canal homes up on stilts with a boat in a lift. You can fly in to New Orleans and drive a short distance to...
  114. Paparockcal

    JRI Jigs -The Breakdown

    I love threads like this because I learn so much from them. The only jigs I have used are the old chrome diamond ones. Thanks so much to all those who contributed so much wonderful knowledge to those of us less knowledgeable ones but want to learn! :lux::urno1:
  115. Paparockcal

    Thanks for the help and the information Nic D!!!

    Thanks for the help and the information Nic D!!!
  116. Paparockcal

    UC GUSA SideWinder – Popping Rods

    Thanks for the invitation Bill as well as the great post! I have a habit of over reeling my rods in my opinion sometimes but then I have always liked to fish for things that pulled hard. My friend never understood why I deliberately fished for Jack Crevalle the bigger the better. They hated the...
  117. Paparockcal

    Spin Fishing Tuna Enjoy

    You don't have to understand the language to see these guys had a ball in Panama casting stickbaits and poppers to tuna.
  118. Paparockcal

    UC GUSA SideWinder – Popping Rods

    Obviously the heaviest model is somewhat of a "broom stick" however there are XL all the way up to the XXH model and I am trying to find out if any members have any actual experience with these rods and there characteristics. Since they are made here in California, are popping style rods, and...
  119. Paparockcal

    UC GUSA SideWinder – Popping Rods

    Anyone have or has used one of the UC GUSA SideWinder – Popping Rods? http://www.unitedcompositesusa.com/rods/gusa-sidewinder/ The heaviest rod 7'!0" Fast action is rated PE 10-12 (Pound Rating?) Jig weight rating 200-350 but it is rated up to 55lb. Max Drag.
  120. Paparockcal

    Anyone Use Ahi Live Deception Assist Jig

    Has anyone on BD used these Live Deception Assist Jigs? They seem to look nice but members on this board have a lot more experience than I do. I did not see any pricing either or where they are available locally. https://ahiusa.com/product/live-deception-assist-jigs/
  121. Paparockcal

    Hi Nic D. Could you point me to where I can find some Bait Wrap Jigs? Where or how are you...

    Hi Nic D. Could you point me to where I can find some Bait Wrap Jigs? Where or how are you getting them? Thanks! Rocky
  122. Paparockcal

    Tackle Porn

    Phil, I have a question? In your pics you show jigs with two assist hooks on both top and bottom; has that increased you hookup ratio?
  123. Paparockcal

    Tackle Porn

    I like the squid lures very much!!! I especially like the Nitro model. It sure catches my eye.
  124. Paparockcal

    Do I need professional help????

    If anyone is willing to fund my Tackle Addiction I am more than willing to show Jamie at Bob Sands the depth of my perversion! Just let me and Jamie know to what limit you are willing to prove how much of a "Tackle Hoe" I really am! :drool: :eek::p::profile:
  125. Paparockcal

    Kodiak Spring Bear 2018

    Congratulations on a magnificent bear! The great bears are a national trophy to be treasured. Their numbers must both be controlled and protected. Their size and power are awe inspiring. Again, congratulations!
  126. Paparockcal

    Something to do while I wait for elk season....

    You might try Rifle Silhouette shooting. There is both .22LR and High Power Rifle - http://www.riflesilhouette.com/ It can be cheap and fun with a .22 LR and good practice with High Power.
  127. Paparockcal

    something i made for my daughter

    Kindafishy, that is very beautiful work!!! It shows not only pride in workmanship but the pride in your daughter! I tip my hat to you for a job well done in both regards! :-)
  128. Paparockcal

    Motion Sickness Glasses

    OK, I suffered inner ear damage from exposure to Hydrogen Sulfide gas exposure working in an Oil Refinery (I went temporally blind for one day and lost all since of balance for three days) that when I went Offshore Fishing after recovery made sea sickness look like a walk in the park. I'm still...
  129. Paparockcal

    Yeti and its anti 2A position

    That is unfortunate but not surprising to me in modern America where the police are not only vilified but ambushed and murdered in the streets with the liberal media trying to justify it. I've heard the liberal media actually say the "Second Amendment" applies to the National Guard. Really...
  130. Paparockcal

    Eating Sharks?

    Ju-Ju, good or bad luck, stemming from good or bad deeds. I understand that some feel that way. The killing of any animal without any thought of the sacrifice it is making in one's taking of its life some feel is unjust and unwarranted. Taking only that which you need and giving thanks for...
  131. Paparockcal

    Eating Sharks?

    Too bad so many of our young understand so little of real American History or about Nature. It seems like everyone is out to grab what they think they are owed and to hell with everyone else.
  132. Paparockcal

    Man's best friend.Show us your dog.

    Great Photo! Ahhhhh scrunches, my oldest grand-daughter dressed my little princess Katy in doll clothes and wrapped her ears up in scrunches until Katy thought she was supposed to ware cloths! What memories!
  133. Paparockcal

    Do I need professional help????

    I once was a total "Tackle Hoe" but now it's more in my dreams than in reality but only because I'm broke. ;)
  134. Paparockcal

    Relocating to Texas?

    Houston is much like Los Angeles, CA where I am now and I don't care for either. Actually I'm in Canyon Country just south of Lake Castaic, north of L.A.. Yes Houston has horrible traffic! I moved south of Houston when there was nothing but cow pastures between Houston and Galveston. Now there...
  135. Paparockcal

    Eating Sharks?

    Thanks everyone for the info. I know Mako's are one of the best. I was never able to catch one on the Atlantic side as they were quite rare to see. I knew a few who hooked one but none ever landed one. I only take one shark and only go for another after the first one is gone. As I have stated...
  136. Paparockcal

    Eating Sharks?

    Now I know I am a green horn to the West Coast and I have problems trying to figure out all the legalize in these manuals so can someone in plane English explain to me what if any sharks are legal to harvest for consumption off Southern California? Now, I practice catch and release on most...
  137. Paparockcal

    Relocating to Texas?

    Denis, I used to fish off Texas but you do know to get to the rigs off Texas is quite a boat ride. The guides I know personally are not where you need to go out of. If you are determined to go out off Texas go out of Port Aransas. You will have to do your own research though as I don't know...
  138. Paparockcal

    Old Dude Just Wants To Have Fun

    Yes, Brad, I really need to find a fishing partner! This is the first time in life I am without a boat and I confess I feel rather helpless. I have never fished from shore either freshwater or saltwater but I just may have to in order to wet a line. I need also to find an honest store where I...
  139. Paparockcal

    Old Dude Just Wants To Have Fun

    Tunanorth, there were many monster alligator gar in the brackish water around the Texas City, Texas area in Moses Lake and off the Intercoastal Canal in some of the offshoot canals and waterways few people frequented where freshwater met saltwater. Some of them got really big but they are smart...
  140. Paparockcal

    Man's best friend.Show us your dog.

    I apologize in advance I can't post any pics but let me paint you some pictures of the great dogs I have had the pleasure to know in my life. My first two dogs were cocker spaniels when I was a child. We lived in the country and one ran off never to be seen again. The second cocker spaniel was...
  141. Paparockcal

    Report on albacore

    Great Pic! Oh what I would give to do that! :drool::notworthy
  142. Paparockcal

    Spin Fishing Tuna Enjoy

    Thanks for the tip; the name Siren Deep Seductress has come up quite a bit lately in my reading on the subject of stickbaits. I'll Check out the others also.
  143. Paparockcal

    Old Dude Just Wants To Have Fun

    I find myself as I age (68) just wanting to have fun. Gone are the days I felt I had to catch the biggest fish, most fish, kill the biggest deer ext.. I gave up hunting years ago preferring to just look now. Not that I mind those that do it's just not in me anymore. I love the mountains, the...
  144. Paparockcal

    Report on albacore

    Just my luck as I'm always a day late and a dollar short. You should have been here yesterday as they were chewing the paint off the boat; story of my life. Oh, well there is always tomorrow. :-)
  145. Paparockcal

    How Many adding a #100 or a #130 rig this year.

    Me, I'm just jealous wishing I could; just reading about all this great equipment!!! :drool:
  146. Paparockcal

    Spin Fishing Tuna Enjoy

    Do medium to smaller size Yellowfin Tuna prefer different poppers and stick baits than Bluefin Tuna?
  147. Paparockcal

    Relocating to Texas?

    I'm jealous! I lived down I the stilt houses on canals called Bayou Vista just before you go over the bridges to Galveston Island. Wonderful community of people with access to the bays and gulf for fishing, I managed to miss all the hurricanes. That said there are a number of great bass lakes...
  148. Paparockcal

    Big Texas Blacktip

    If you ever go to Galveston Island there are a lot of sharks there especially Blacktips. I and several friends used to fish for them there. One of my friends saw about an 8' Mako in the cut off the west end of Galveston Island chasing mullet.
  149. Paparockcal

    Question about 6th Annual Van Wormer Resort Tuna Shoot Out

    Bill, I think I just knew someone with that same last name when I worked in Texas City, Texas just on the mainland from Galveston Island at Amoco Oil Refinery. I can't remember his first name for the life of me right now but it will pop into my memory later. It's hell getting older and your...
  150. Paparockcal

    I saw your message that you messaged me but so far I have not received anything so just in case...

    I saw your message that you messaged me but so far I have not received anything so just in case I am sending you this also. My email address is [email protected] and my phone number is 412-605-7026
  151. Paparockcal

    East Cape Roosters and Tuna Question

    Great, Pascuale! So far I have not received anything so I sent you one also.
  152. Paparockcal

    Spin Fishing Tuna Enjoy

    Here are some more great videos on popping. I would love if everyone could share their knowledge on this subject. I have been reading all the old posts after doing searches on the subject and especially like Jamie's posts! I have learned so much from joining this site! So this old dog has...
  153. Paparockcal

    Spin Fishing Tuna Enjoy

    I found these while surfing the net and thought everyone would enjoy them on tuna popping and stickbaiting. I know I did. I am trying to learn as much as I can about the subject. :-)
  154. Paparockcal

    Question about 6th Annual Van Wormer Resort Tuna Shoot Out

    I have only been to Baja once quite a few years ago but I would like to visit it again. The previous time my wife and I fished the San Hose del Cabo area but our next trip we hope to visit the East Cape area. I have read about the Van Wormer Resorts and that they have an annual Tuna Tournament...
  155. Paparockcal

    East Cape Roosters and Tuna Question

    Thanks for the reply Bill! By any chance have we ever met? Your name seems very familiar.
  156. Paparockcal

    Hunting Optic Recommendation

    Nightforce also makes rifle scopes suited for hunting in 1X8 power, 2.5X10 power, 3X10power and even compact models that are suited for lighter carry. It all depends on what you are looking for. Leupold also makes some good scopes in many different configurations. You need to look through the...
  157. Paparockcal

    So sick of California, CA taxes, Gov Brown

    I hope you enjoy the mountains! I lived in Casper, Wyoming for ten years and have to say I loved every minute of it! I only left because the company I worked for closed the Oil Refinery where I worked at and an arsonist burned down my wife's restaurant. Bad people live everywhere so I don't hold...
  158. Paparockcal

    East Cape Roosters and Tuna Question

    I'm looking for input as to what month is best to book a trip if your primary targets are Roosterfish and Tuna on the East Cape? I don't care about big tuna just catching some nice Yellowfin would be fine with me as I'm not into seeing how big a fish I can catch just having fun with family. I...
  159. Paparockcal

    Hunting Optic Recommendation

    It used to be Leupold but now I favor Nightforce.
  160. Paparockcal

    Shoulder issue. Need advice

    I had a fall onto my left shoulder and so I have walked in your shoes. It's been over a year+ now and after a lot of rehab and continued swimming it only hurts like hell occasionally now. Good Luck!
  161. Paparockcal

    So sick of California, CA taxes, Gov Brown

    To be bluntly honest the only reason I'm in California is I would have to divorce my wife to leave. She has her three youngest grand-daughters here and she simply says she will not leave them so I will have to leave her.
  162. Paparockcal

    high capacity mags??

    Don't Ask; Don't Tell, TEAMFISH. I hear screw together sewer pipe makes a good hiding place. ;)
  163. Paparockcal

    Are you guys reconsidering your travel plans to Mexico with new advisory?

    Well, I believe I would be safer fishing the East Cape of Baja than visiting Chicago, Illinois! Seeing that I now live in Los Angeles County, CA I sure am not going to paint Cabo with a bad brush considering the corruption and gangs around here that run loose.
  164. Paparockcal

    Are you guys reconsidering your travel plans to Mexico with new advisory?

    I've only been down once and found the people to be great however having worked "drug suppression" in the U.S. Army outside the USA I have seem what can happen also. That said I have also seen the corruption also in our own government system which is why when the DEA tried to recruit me I...
  165. Paparockcal

    East Cape in November?

    Best of luck on your trip and may the weather co-operate! I've only been once down to San Jose del Cabo but it was a BLAST! I'm the serious fisherman but on the trip my wife kicked my rear. I enjoyed coaching her; refusing to take the rod when she tried to pass it to me. Once she got the hang of...
  166. Paparockcal

    Greetings! Can you recommend some lures (both poppers and stickbaits) for use with spinning...

    Greetings! Can you recommend some lures (both poppers and stickbaits) for use with spinning tackle for tuna? I'm going to be talking to Jamie when he gets back off vacation about Black Hole spinning rods. Thanks! Canyon Country,CA Rocky
  167. Paparockcal

    New Wahoo Trolling Lure

    That is WONDERFUL news! :D I for one am looking forward to their release! The pic looks great! Please post and let us know all the details and where to get them.:-)
  168. Paparockcal

    New Wahoo Trolling Lure

    Is someone looking to bringing back the actual "original Intruder" lures? If so, that would be BIG news! I had a couple of like new older Yozuri Bonita lures in orange and black I gave my oldest step-son. I'm still trying to talk him into a trip to East Cape. I have always wanted to catch a Wahoo.
  169. Paparockcal

    New Wahoo Trolling Lure

    While doing my usual web searches for information I ran across this new Wahoo trolling lure that claims to be similar to the old Intruder so I wanted to pass on the information and link to see what everyone thinks. Invader® High Speed Wahoo Trolling Lure https://www.aalures.com/...
  170. Paparockcal

    Slow pitch jigging rods

    Thanks guys! I read a lot on the angler secrets site and I am starting to get a basic understanding of what "slow pitch" is really about. I also see what you are saying about the Black Hole rods as the purist "slow pitch" users say you do not use the rod but the reel to land the fish after you...
  171. Paparockcal

    Where can I find information on the Ocean Revolution Spinning Rods? I have relocated out to the...

    Where can I find information on the Ocean Revolution Spinning Rods? I have relocated out to the LA area and they have NO understanding of spinning rods or reels that can handle a tuna. HELP!
  172. Paparockcal

    Greetings! I was doing searches on OTI Popping Rods and found some of your posts. I'm knocking...

    Greetings! I was doing searches on OTI Popping Rods and found some of your posts. I'm knocking around the idea of getting a larger spinning rig that is capable of handling moderate size tuna and just found OTI's rods. If you have any first hand knowledge about them could you share it with me...
  173. Paparockcal

    Slow pitch jigging rods

    Thanks for the link:-)
  174. Paparockcal

    Where’s the Limit for the Andros 5 and 12?

    Thanks everyone for the great information. This is exactly what I need to see. If I get to fish the salt again it is going to be in a small boat like in the Sea of Cortez. Due to my neurological limitations I can't go on a long-range boat like out of San Diego. Oh, how I wish I could but it is...
  175. Paparockcal

    Firearm recoil

    A lot of recoil is in your mind. When I entered the U.S. Army I overheard a bunch of fellow future officers complaining about the Colt 1911 .45ACP's recoil while we were at the range qualifying with it. I grew shooting a Colt 1911 .45ACP and it never occurred to me that it had bad recoil. It was...
  176. Paparockcal

    high capacity mags??

    Everything is illegal in California except "illegals" as it's a "sanctuary state".:cool:
  177. Paparockcal

    M1 Garand Reproduction rifle question

    Try Springfield Armory, I believe at one time they made some M1 models but they still make the M-14 civilian legal rifles. I have never been a fan of the AR rifle from which the M-16 sprang as I preferred the M-14. The original Stoner rifle was the AR-10 a 7.62X51MM not the 5.56X45MM that came...
  178. Paparockcal

    Gungrabbers borrowing Climate Change Playbook

    I'm really glad I'm 68 years old and will not live much longer. Having served in the U.S. Army back in 1971-1973 to see what has happened to this nation and its people both saddens and angers me. They may pass laws to take away my God given rights however I know what my rights are and what so...
  179. Paparockcal

    Gun for my son

    CZ bolt action 22 rifle with a Leupold scope. He needs to learn one shot one kill discipline. Trigger control, breath control, and to enter the zone where you are one with your target. He must learn the fundamentals of marksmanship until they are second nature built into his muscle memory before...
  180. Paparockcal

    Scope Recommendation

    I have used Leupold for most of my life while hunting. That said for really long range work I prefer Nightforce due to their reticles.
  181. Paparockcal

    So how did you like fishing your Black Hole B-581H3R (Spiral Wrap) rod with your Mak 8ii on it...

    So how did you like fishing your Black Hole B-581H3R (Spiral Wrap) rod with your Mak 8ii on it? I'm still thinking of getting one.
  182. Paparockcal

    Hi, Fishordie, I have been reading some of your posts about acid wrapped rods. I am considering...

    Hi, Fishordie, I have been reading some of your posts about acid wrapped rods. I am considering a Cape Cod Special Slow Pitch Jigging Rod B-581H3R (Spiral Wrapped). Since I have not a clue about spiral wrapped rods or slow pitch fishing I thought I might ask you for some advice. I entered...
  183. Paparockcal

    Slow pitch jigging rods

    Ok, fill us in on that Evergreen Poseidon LONGFALL JERKER 710M-3 you put a pic up off but there is also a 710H-6 model rod. Give us some first hand info. on the 710M-3 and what is the difference between the 710M-3 and the 710H-6? Us uneducated types on "slow pitch" are trying to understand the...
  184. Paparockcal

    Slow pitch jigging rods

    How about some information on the Evergreen Poseidon rod models guys for us newbies including the Long Fall Jerker series including the 710H-6 that handles Lure Weight 80 - 600g and is rated heavy power. Line rating is up to PE5. :-) Thanks
  185. Paparockcal

    Shimano Why has Shimano not pushed slow jigging here in USA?

    I'm very interested in this new "Slow Pitch" style of fishing. While all I have done is use diamond jigs, and regular jigs for Red Snapper in the Gulf Of Mexico the potential for use at the rigs of Venice seems obvious. Now all I have caught are Kingfish, Amberjack, Bonito, Dorado, some Jack...
  186. Paparockcal

    I don’t carry a gun to kill people!

    I live in the same God forsaken state now but I did not always. I once had a CCW and even before that I carried a legal to carry small shotgun that saved my life one night when two men decided to rob me. There is nothing quite like the sound of a load of 00buck slamming into the breech in the...
  187. Paparockcal

    What is your dream gun?

    Easy, a silence Barrett semi-auto, an unlimited supply of free ammo with a Nightforce scope of my choice.
  188. Paparockcal

    London outlaws knives!

    Why not they outlawed common sense years ago! Part of why my ancestors left the place! :cool:
  189. Paparockcal

    Lost my best friend, and thoughtful gift.

    I have walked in your shoes. Her name was Katie. My wife called her my mistress as she was my shadow, following me everywhere I went for 17 wonderful years. You have my deepest regrets and prayers. Rocky
  190. Paparockcal

    Here's the full story on my record smallmouth! Dream come true!

    Great fish and I for one am glad it still swims to pass on its' genes. Brian, it's too bad you were not able to get the fish confirmed but it just may have been the best thing in the long run. There are so many people unfortunately that love to character assassinate anyone who achieves more...
  191. Paparockcal

    Do I need professional help????

    Believe me when I say we all need help!
  192. Paparockcal

    And the insanity continues !

    Once upon a time back when I was still working and had money I bought and horse traded rods, reels and tackle to find out what I really liked and improve my tackle. Those days are LONG gone as are most off my life savings just trying to stay alive. Being a "tackle whore" is FUN for those that...
  193. Paparockcal

    Coyote Hunt Regulations in California

    It will never happen in the Peoples Republic of California because of the number of "progressives" both in the population and in elected government that do not believe in the style of government or rights as established by the Founding Fathers. Let the infrastructure of the fabric of society...
  194. Paparockcal

    HR 38: National CCW Reciprocity

    Believe me I am not holding my breath! Too many "progressives" in "lala land" now days to ever do anything rational for the actual good of the people. Me, I just carry my CA legal knives and I am trained to use them. LE types know that at average gun fighting distance a trained knife fighter can...
  195. Paparockcal

    Will the 2018 Model Makaira Sea Silver Reels be at the Fred Hall Show?

    Does anyone know if the New 2018 model Okuma Makaira Sea Silver 2-speed Lever Drag Reels will be available to the public at the Long Beach Fred Hall Show at Long Beach in March??? I have emailed the company with zero response so I thought BD was the place to ask.:-)...
  196. Paparockcal

    Coyote Hunt Regulations in California

    You are right! I used to live and hunt in Wyoming where I carried a custom .375 H&H Mag because I hunted the blowdown timber high in the mountains where a shot would happen close be it for an elk or God forbid a protected grizzly intent on using you for a chew toy. Talk about loud with its...
  197. Paparockcal

    Coyote Hunt Regulations in California

    I just wish California would join the rest of the US in allowing the use of Sound Suppressors so as to not offend the tender ears of the many liberals who hate hunters in this state, Then I would use a 6.5 Creedmoor with suppressor to lower the "yote" population. They have killed friends dogs...
  198. Paparockcal

    A fellow Spear fisherman could use your prayers.

    I just found this thread but I want to add my prayers and thanks giving for a complete recovery. God has saved my life many times since I was a child, through my Army service, into old age! I can only thank Him and praise Him for His Grace!
  199. Paparockcal

    Alan Hawk review of Makaira Spinning Reel.

    Thanks for the correction and the better explanation! I also agree with his position and wish Daiwa would get with the program of putting their customers first. That is why I have not even considered purchasing another Daiwa product since I bought my Certates years ago. Their are just two many...
  200. Paparockcal

    UNITED COMPOSITE'S NEWEST BIG FISH KILLER BLANK

    I plan to sometime this week Jamie if I can get the wife to let me off her honey do list long enough!:oops:
  201. Paparockcal

    Alan Hawk review of Makaira Spinning Reel.

    I have 2 Daiwa Certate spinning reels that I like very much however I got them at prices I could not refuse. I have never owned a Shimano Stella so I don't know how to compare them though I hear high praise of them. I know Alan Tani rates the new Okuma Makaria Spinners above even the Stellas. Of...
  202. Paparockcal

    Slow jigging ( important )

    I plan on buying a Black Hole Slow Pitch Jigging rod model B-581H3R (Spiral Wrapped) 5' 8" 1pc 120~450g (4~16oz) 20~50lb Braid line rating, 2.8oz Blank Weight, Moderate Fast Action between now and the Fred Hall show! Note that wide jig weight span...
  203. Paparockcal

    UNITED COMPOSITE'S NEWEST BIG FISH KILLER BLANK

    WOW! UC is setting some trends. I need more money!
  204. Paparockcal

    Reel Help for Black Hole Slow Pitch Spiral Wrapped B-581H3R rod

    I love the look of the Spiral wrap on the B-581H3R (Spiral) rod and the 20 to 50 pound line rating should be perfect for anything I intend to tangle with. If I ever want to tangle with anything larger I will get the a Black Hole Special Jigging Spiral Wrapped Rod 450g 5' 2" 50~100lb# line rated...
  205. Paparockcal

    Alan Hawk review of Makaira Spinning Reel.

    I gave my oldest step-son my old Penn 9500 and a custom wrapped Seeker Black Steel 8' blank I had wrapped as a spinning rod. Now I am thinking of what I am going to replace them with; so I can go fishing with him. I have been reading about the new Okuma Makaira spinning reel however it is rather...
  206. Paparockcal

    Reel Help for Black Hole Slow Pitch Spiral Wrapped B-581H3R rod

    Thanks for that clarification and all the help also. Sorry it has taken me so long to respond but my old computer (almost 10 years old) finally gave up the ghost and I had to get a new one.
  207. Paparockcal

    Reel Help for Black Hole Slow Pitch Spiral Wrapped B-581H3R rod

    Thanks for the very detailed post! Being totally a blank slate when it comes to jigging period your post is most appreciated. You list an Accurate valiant 3-500 in your post above. I looked on Accurate's site and did not find such a listing. Could you help me out further with more of a...
  208. Paparockcal

    Reel Help for Black Hole Slow Pitch Spiral Wrapped B-581H3R rod

    Thank you so much! I will give you a call!
  209. Paparockcal

    Hi Jamie, I hope to come by your shop this next week. I noticed your rod sale add on...

    Hi Jamie, I hope to come by your shop this next week. I noticed your rod sale add on BloodyDecks and I'm at purchasing a Black Hole Spiral Wrapped B-581H3R for up to medium size Yellowfin Tuna. I'm still in the air about the reel but thinking about a Penn Torque ll 2-speed. I look forward to...
  210. Paparockcal

    Reel Help for Black Hole Slow Pitch Spiral Wrapped B-581H3R rod

    BD members, I know I have been asking a lot of everyone about a reel for my upcoming rod purchase and I am very appreciative of everyone's input!!! I know I (1) have never used a slow pitch jig before so there will be a learning curve and (2) NEVER hooked up to a yellowfin tuna (a personal long...
  211. Paparockcal

    Reel Help for Black Hole Slow Pitch Spiral Wrapped B-581H3R rod

    I have an open mind on what reel to pick; that's why I am trying to talk to as many as possible, research them, and narrow down those I want to put my hands on. Honestly I am concerned about putting to large a reel on the Black Hole 5' 8" Spiral Wrapped B-581H3R Slow Pitch Jigging rod. That is...
  212. Paparockcal

    Anyone Slow Pitch Jigging? Do tell your experience.

    100lb Yellowfin Tuna vs. Black Hole USA Cape Cod Special Slow Pitch B-632H2MF Rod in Panama 2016 This was on their Black Hole Conventional Jig Rod 5' 2" 450g rated for 50-100# braid.
  213. Paparockcal

    Anyone Slow Pitch Jigging? Do tell your experience.

    "The B-581H3R I would like to see the videos" Black Hole Spiral Wrapped Slow Pitch Jigging 5' 8" 450g Rod
  214. Paparockcal

    Reel Help for Black Hole Slow Pitch Spiral Wrapped B-581H3R rod

    Great information. I need to get my hands on the rod and reels to see what balances together. I have Doctors appointments this week so it will probably be next week before I can get down to Bob Sands Fishing Tackle. Again thanks for all the suggestions.
  215. Paparockcal

    Reel Help for Black Hole Slow Pitch Spiral Wrapped B-581H3R rod

    Me, I'm planning on around 400 yards of 65 Power Pro with a short top shot of 50# Fluorocarbon. I have considered an Accurate Dauntless 600N with its 425yds/65lb capacity, 28 ounce weight, H - 5.1/2.2 - L, and 32# max drag. It certainly has the cranking power with that 2.2 low gear ratio and...
  216. Paparockcal

    What Line Classes is the Penn Torque 25N 2-speed rated to handle?

    Thanks for the information that is what I was looking for! Due to inner ear problem I doubt I will ever be able to go on a Long Range boat for any cow tuna. I'm still looking for help from doctors but with little hope of any success so I will be limited to private boats and short trips for the...
  217. Paparockcal

    What Line Classes is the Penn Torque 25N 2-speed rated to handle?

    Can anyone tell me what Line Classes like 30-80 or 25-60, etc. is the Penn Torque 25N 2-speed reel officially rated to handle?
  218. Paparockcal

    Reel Help for Black Hole Slow Pitch Spiral Wrapped B-581H3R rod

    Hey Terry, here was my logic; tell me what you think. First, I considered the Avet MXJ 6/4 RAPTOR at a weight of 21ozs.with its' High Speed 6.3:1 gear ration to move a jig when I need to reel it in but then the Low Gear is only a 3.8:1. Since they say the reel has most of the burden of...
  219. Paparockcal

    HELP! Shark fishing tips

    Sorry, all the shark fishing I have done was off the Texas coast. I found the key there was good blocks of frozen chum over the side to keep an uninterrupted chum trail for sharks to trail to find you. I mostly fished smaller Black Tips and kept a few to Barbecue as they are delicious.
  220. Paparockcal

    Why do people fish the groupon boats?

    I started saltwater fishing late in life on the "cattle boats" off Galveston Island, Texas, bought my own center console, and chartered good Captains to teach me how to fish. Everyone has to start some place.
  221. Paparockcal

    Happy New Year! Don’t forget to buy your new Fishing license

    Happy New Year to you and may all your lines stay tight to the fish of your dreams!
  222. Paparockcal

    Reel Help for Black Hole Slow Pitch Spiral Wrapped B-581H3R rod

    OK, all my fellow BD members you have by your posts given me a wonderful education on what I have missed over my hiatus from saltwater fishing from my days on the Gulf of Mexico. I have after a lot of hand wringing and loss of sleep decided on a 5'8' Black Hole Slow Pitch Spiral Wrapped...
  223. Paparockcal

    Any Charters for Long rod Iron Chuckers in 2018 ?

    I like to watch videos like above as it looks like great fun! I'm just to old, stiff and have put my body through too much for far to many years. I would be a danger to myself and others if I tried that.:eek: I do applaud those that can and do though!
  224. Paparockcal

    Wish list fish.

    Wahoo Bluefin Tuna Yellowfin Tuna
  225. Paparockcal

    Hi, my oldest step-son is in the process of setting up a trip to Venice with his brothers and...

    Hi, my oldest step-son is in the process of setting up a trip to Venice with his brothers and father. Do you have any recommendations as to what flat lall slow pitch jig colors work most consistently there? I'm trying to convert him into a hard core fisherman! Thanks! Rocky
  226. Paparockcal

    Greetings Wahoodad! I'm an OLD (68 as of Dec.23rd.) Allcoaster (still got the wallet) that...

    Greetings Wahoodad! I'm an OLD (68 as of Dec.23rd.) Allcoaster (still got the wallet) that remembers you from waaay back. I was on the Gulf Coast of Texas back then but now I'm just north of Los Angeles, CA Just wanted to say HI!
  227. Paparockcal

    Anyone Slow Pitch Jigging? Do tell your experience.

    I plan to drop by BOB SANDS TACKLE as you are not all that far away from me and I am VERY interested in slow-pitch jigging. Since all I have ever done is trolling and live bait I have no habits to brake having from fishing yoyo style.
  228. Paparockcal

    Hi, I'm Rocky and found your thread about a slow-pitch jigging trip during 2017. If you or...

    Hi, I'm Rocky and found your thread about a slow-pitch jigging trip during 2017. If you or anyone tries to organize one during 2018 please let me know. [email protected] Thanks!
  229. Paparockcal

    Hi, Jamie. Several people on BD have said I need to meet and talk to you. I'm an old fart that a...

    Hi, Jamie. Several people on BD have said I need to meet and talk to you. I'm an old fart that a lifetime ago fished the Gulf of Mexico. I left the Salt just as braid was coming into being..I'm in Canyon Country about 20 minutes south of Lake Castaic.
  230. Paparockcal

    HOGY HARNESS JIGS

    I talking about any who fish any swimbaits not just this one.
  231. Paparockcal

    HOGY HARNESS JIGS

    How many others here fish large swimbaits and what jig heads and colors do you prefer for tuna be they Bluefin, Yellowfin, or other Tunas?
  232. Paparockcal

    Aging fishermen and equipment choices.

    Since we are both 68. I feel your pain, literally. I have mostly used rods from Tuna sticks 5'6" to 7' rods. Almost all my saltwater experience has been in the Gulf of Mexico either on my own boat or private charters for longer charters like 2 day trips. I have caught trophy size Gulf Red...
  233. Paparockcal

    Deadbeat fishing partners

    Sorry to hear, but I have walked in your shoes. Back when I had my 21ft center console fishing Galveston Bay, Texas my "friends" that worked the same job I did always seemed short on cash to fill the boat with, buy bait, or show up to wash the boat after a trip. They never seemed to mind showing...
  234. Paparockcal

    what will you ....buy in the new year.

    I'm planning on at least one new rod and reel combo. Still fine tuning the research on which ones. Its too late for me to have a mid-life crisis; it would have to be more like an after-life crisis.LOL
  235. Paparockcal

    HOGY HARNESS JIGS

    That's good to know! I'll have to try some of their swimbaits as I am rather doubtful about their eel imitations. I like the Rooster in your avatar! My wife kicked my rear down in Cabo the only time we were able to go there. She caught five Roosters but although the one I got to the boat pulled...
  236. Paparockcal

    HOGY HARNESS JIGS

    Please post a report when you try it out! :-)
  237. Paparockcal

    HOGY HARNESS JIGS

    Now, I know about the olden days as I just turned 68 today. o_O
  238. Paparockcal

    HOGY HARNESS JIGS

    I looked up the RonZ lures and I see they are similar but without as much detail. Thanks for the tip!
  239. Paparockcal

    HOGY HARNESS JIGS

    Here is a youtube video about them catching a BFT. What do you guys think? Is it aplicabile to West Coast Tuna? Would the Swimbait Fanatic United Composites MEGA Bass 15-30 lb. line 1-6 oz lures or United Composites USA RUC711XH 30-60 lb. line 4-10 oz lures rods work for the schoolie size small...
  240. Paparockcal

    HOGY HARNESS JIGS

    I ran across these Hogy Harness Jigs and wanted to share the information. They say they are for Tuna. http://shop.hogylures.com/category/1300/Pre-Rigged-Pro-Tails/1.html http://shop.hogylures.com/category/0011/Un-Rigged-Harness-Jigs/1.html...
  241. Paparockcal

    Hi Steve, I'm up in Canyon Country.. I'm new to this Southern California style fishing. I have...

    Hi Steve, I'm up in Canyon Country.. I'm new to this Southern California style fishing. I have kind of settled on the new 2018 Mak 10ll SEa for my first 40lb set-up with 50 Spectra and a short top shot of 40# Fluorocarbon. Later I plan to get a Mak 8ll Sea for a 30# rig. How has your search...
  242. Paparockcal

    Modified Avet Raptor line at Cal's

    I got an email from him today. Thanks!
  243. Paparockcal

    Modified Avet Raptor line at Cal's

    LOLMy first name just happens to be Rocky also. Boy did I take a lot of flack for that in the Army.
  244. Paparockcal

    Modified Avet Raptor line at Cal's

    Thanks everyone for your replies! I knew to ask those in the know.
  245. Paparockcal

    Little Girl Commands Pack of Ravenous Pit Bulls

    Not all Pit Bulls are bad dogs. Any "good" breeder will not breed a dog if it has a "bad" or "aggressive" personality. That said Owners are responsible for training and socialization of any dog they own. The couple at the corner were I just moved from near 29 Palms, CA had two Pit Bulls and they...
  246. Paparockcal

    My wife the fisherwoman

    Now my wife Carole and I were able to go on a fishing trip to Cabo once. You guessed it she smoked my rear! She caught 5; yes I said FIVE Roosterfish! She tried to pass the rod of to me at first but I encouraged her and with just a little coaching she did wonderfully and really started having...
  247. Paparockcal

    My wife the fisherwoman

    I wish my wife would fish with me more often. Unfortunately she does not a lot of good luck most of the time. While I am catching fish while fishing saltwater in the Gulf of mexico; she has caught Crabs, a wicked looking eel, bait fish (i don't understand how they even swallowed the hook), and...
  248. Paparockcal

    Modified Avet Raptor line at Cal's

    I know Cal is awesome as he did a Penn 30 for me back in the late 1990s and I took it to Islander Tackle on Galveston Island, Texas to let the owner a friend of mine to see. He loved it so much when I retired and moved inland he begged me to sell it to him so I did. He has since kicked some...
  249. Paparockcal

    Bluefin Still Biting for the Liberty

    Hi, everyone. As a newbie West Coast fisherman could you tell me what line class the Bluefin were primarily striking on the trip please.
  250. Paparockcal

    Carrying a Handgun While Fishing

    There was a guy up in Wyoming that decided to catch a "small" Black Bear cub as a mascot for his lodge. I'm not sure who caught who but he looked like he had a run in with a buzz saw afterwards and he was lucky mama was not around or he would have need of a trauma center. The Wyoming Game and...
  251. Paparockcal

    Modified Avet Raptor line at Cal's

    Greetings everyone, I see at Cal's 2-speed Reel Conversions webpage he is offering "Modified Avet Raptor line" and was wondering if anyone had experience with his work on the Raptor series? I had a Penn International 30 done by Cal and it was excellent! I would like to see if anyone has had the...
  252. Paparockcal

    Balloons Blow / The Mylar Round Up: Gaff em and Trash them

    I have used regular balloons before with mixed results never a kite. Recently I read about using helium balloons so you don't have to depend on wind yet get your baits to fish like on a kite. That appeals to me.
  253. Paparockcal

    Your first fish; your favorite fish to catch; your favorite fish to eat; favorite shellfish to eat

    I love Dorado. They are such a beautiful fish in the water. They grow so fast and when hooked they put on such a show. They are excellent eating also. I love Rooster Fish for their beauty and their ability to fight all out of proportion to their size. Any wonder the locals on Baja call them...
  254. Paparockcal

    World Record Trout Fishing Arkansas

    How many know there is World Record Trout fishing in Arkansas with people flying in from all over the world to fish for these monster size trout? The small town of Bull Shoals, Arkansas is host to some of the best Trout fishing in the world with few people knowing about it. Brown trout running...
  255. Paparockcal

    Carrying a Handgun While Fishing

    LOL, a .410 slug in the brain of a 6' Black Tip Shark or a Sting-Ray with a 5 foot wing span tames them right down. You must have some mighty big trout. Why while I was in Arkansas below the dam near Bull Shoals we just dove in with a knife in our teeth to finish them off. Check out World...
  256. Paparockcal

    Carrying a Handgun While Fishing

    Hey this brings up a really good question! While fishing for giant rays and sharks off the coast of Texas in my boat I always carried a SS .410 shotgun with slugs first because it was legal and second to humanly dispatch the animals we were going to keep rather than letting them suffer and/or...
  257. Paparockcal

    Simple question

    The one you will take to range and practice with and learn to shoot accurately! The one by my bed as a S&W SS 9" 10 shot .22LR loaded with Stingers, Nice and quiet on the ears (I can and have put three rounds as fast as I could pull the trigger in a Mohave Rattler's head) backed up with a Ruger...
  258. Paparockcal

    Rifle Scopes

    I like Leupold but my favorite is Nightforce the "Sniper" models. You can't hit what you can't see. Pick the reticle you like, learn to use it and practice to all practical ranges you intend to shoot. Civilian range at 29 Palms, CA goes out to 1 mile if you have the skill, equipment, and ability.
  259. Paparockcal

    Carrying a Handgun While Fishing

    I don't know if I would trust not getting arrested carrying any gun in California. I'l leave that up to the law enforcement and the lawyers which I would STRONGLY suggest you consult before you carry anything afield! That said, when I hunted and fished the back country of Wyoming I always...
  260. Paparockcal

    300 WSM - Contemplating getting one

    It all depends what you what to shoot. I have hunted with a custom .30-06 and and a custom .375H&H. The reason why was because with my custom loads they basically shot to the same point of impact only with very different grain and size of bullets. I hunted in grizzly country in Wyoming in...
  261. Paparockcal

    Oldest rifle you own

    Fully customized 1903A3 Springfield so I guess only the action is original. My Grandfather had the original work done by a custom gunsmith, then it was passed to my father then to me and I had it upgraded with a Canjar trigger, and scope mounted. It is a tack driver grouping 3 shots touching at...
  262. Paparockcal

    Favorite LF Ammo

    Barnes Bullets. Check out their website for links to loaded ammo
  263. Paparockcal

    One of my favorite gun ranges caught fire.

    For those that don't know and I assume most don't and if you are up for a long drive. There is a civilian membership gun range in 29 Palms that goes out to one mile. They have an Old West Town, .22 Range, and have a "snipers" precision shooting match once a month with shooters coming all the way...
  264. Paparockcal

    HR 38: National CCW Reciprocity

    Man, I wish they would make it national. I moved out here with a CCW from another state but it was only good when I traveled out of California.
  265. Paparockcal

    Trading firearms for fishing equipment

    Ask my wife how much I laugh about California gun laws after she got me to move to this state. I'm one of those Vietnam Era vets that came through California as an Army officer in uniform and was spat on. You know one of the ones that the California liberal press say that never happened too...
  266. Paparockcal

    Avet MX-L Raptor Line Suggestions

    I used to live in Bayou Vista, in one of the stilt houses but now I'm out in Canyon Country north of Los Angles. I'm just trying to get back into saltwater fishing West Coast style but I fished off Galston many many years. You have one of the reels I am currently looking to buy myself and have...
  267. Paparockcal

    Modern Rail Rod?

    Anyone use the lightest of the long UC rail rods like the RCX76 RAPTOR? How does it handle and fish? I'm thinking NOT for "cows" mind you but for tuna under 100lbs. Would it be better to go to the RC70 Raptor? Thanks!
  268. Paparockcal

    Reels that don’t but SHOULD exist

    Well I sort of came into saltwater fishing late in life and learned to cast large saltwater bait casters first and only in the last years started using spinning reels. I'm still trying to get casting that coffee grinder down. I love these new small two-speeds as I have no intention of tangling...
  269. Paparockcal

    Your top 8 long range boat picks

    Having such boats to fish from is a privilege!!! I spent almost all my saltwater fishing off the Gulf Coast of Texas in private boats as the few big boats were cattle cars for tourists. Man would it have been a thrill to have such boats out of Galveston or Port Aransas! You had to go almost a...
  270. Paparockcal

    Which UC Rods?

    You guys are killing me! I miss fishing the salt soooooo much! I have been going to a neurologist seeking help for all my problems if I could only go one more time!!! I would have to rent tackle as I have either sold or given away all my old gear. I am hoping to save enough to buy one rig if I...
  271. Paparockcal

    Montana is great

    I never made it up to Montana but I did live in Wyoming for 10 years. All that area is beautiful and the people are great! I lived in Casper, great hunting fishing and just a great place to LIVE!
  272. Paparockcal

    Oldest rifle you own

    I have a custom rifle built on a 03-A3 action that was my grandfathers, then my father's, and now mine. I have done even more custom options to it like putting a custom trigger, scope, modifying the action, bolt, etc.
  273. Paparockcal

    Going to upgrade reels... any opinions?

    It all depends on what you fish for, how you fish, where you fish as well as your likes and dislikes. The Florida guys really like "spinn" tackle even for some very large fish and now days there are even some 2-spd spinners. Some seem to be trying to see how big a fish they can catch on the...
  274. Paparockcal

    Yellowtail Tuna is for real!

    Many people don't know some places serve punched out meat from ray wings as scallops with few people knowing the difference.
  275. Paparockcal

    Most Popular Hardbaits for Calico/Sand/Spotted Bay Bass...?

    What about swimbaits for calico bass? Lures and line weight?
  276. Paparockcal

    Most Popular Hardbaits for Calico/Sand/Spotted Bay Bass...?

    Interesting baits and colors especially "Alaskan Death" what have you had the best success with it fishing for?
  277. Paparockcal

    Which reels?

    Thanks, that is exactly the insight I am looking for!
  278. Paparockcal

    How to avoid getting seasick?

    I worked for AMOCO Oil Refinery up in Casper, Wyoming at the time and we ran a lot of high sulfur crude. The main compressor that pumped the "high sulfur" gas loaded with H2S had a leaking hose and I got a dose of the leaking gas.
  279. Paparockcal

    Funny Boat Names

    I had a 21ft. Gulf Coast that I named "Reeltirement" when I retired from BP/Amoco Oil Refinery, Texas City, Texas
  280. Paparockcal

    New rod blank from United Composites

    LOL, I am a broke retired old Vietnam Era vet that is now just living on Social Security and memories but thanks for the kind thought.
  281. Paparockcal

    Anchovy rod

    Please excuse my lack of knowledge guys as I am knew to the West Coast and though I'm 68 years old and fished the salt of what used to be Galveston Island, Texas or what is left of it. I know zip about this West Coast stuff other than what I have read. When you are fishing with anchovies what...
  282. Paparockcal

    New rod blank from United Composites

    I gave my oldest step-son my old custom wrapped 8ft Black Steel Seeker blank I had as a spinning rod and a Penn 9500 spinning reel along with my old saltwater tackle box full of diamond jigs, UFO jigs, saltwater lures, and Whaoo jigs, bombs,and lures trying to get him fired up about offshore...
  283. Paparockcal

    Which reels?

    I would like some first had opinions of the Makaira Special Edition Long Range MK-8II size reel. I know it's small for the true long range fishing but then I can't do that anymore, I am sorry to say. A day off the coast with my oldest step-son is all I can possibly hope for on a private boat...
  284. Paparockcal

    Most Popular Hardbaits for Calico/Sand/Spotted Bay Bass...?

    Thanks for the insight on the Waxwing! I may be pushing near 70 years old but I'm new to this West Coast thing and need all the help I can get! Any suggestions as to swim baits?
  285. Paparockcal

    How to avoid getting seasick?

    Well, I gave up the ocean blue over 10 years back because I had inner ear damage due to being exposed to Hydrogen Sulfide Gas to the point I went temporarily blind and one of the loops inside my inner was malfunctioning badly. I got back about 80 percent of my balance but if I close my eyes I...
  286. Paparockcal

    Most Popular Hardbaits for Calico/Sand/Spotted Bay Bass...?

    Have any of you ever used the Waxwing Jigs or any of the larger Swim Jigs with success?
  287. Paparockcal

    Swimbait Finatic

    I'm thinking about the same rod series Jack. They really sound like some great rods. I plan to go down from Canyon Country to Charkbait sometime and check them out first hand sometime in the near future.
  288. Paparockcal

    Galveston Aug 19

    I hope everyone Is doing better in my old fishing grounds around Galveston! I miss the the Redfish! My prayers are with you all. Rocky Latham ( I retired from the old Amoco/BP Refinery back in 2000) I'm now out in LA, CA.
  289. Paparockcal

    Local Knowledge Episode 12 "Season Look Back" Full Episode

    I follow this program on DVR and envoy it. I only wish there were more of them!
  290. Paparockcal

    Rod and gear leashes

    My wife and I used to run a small canoe and kayak on river in northern Arkansas. I always used paddle and rod leashes but they were too springy in my opinion. I like the look of yours more than the ones I have used in the past. I've been out of kayaking for a few years but may get back in to...
  291. Paparockcal

    Moving back to Texas

    I lived in the canal homes in Bayou Vista just before you go over the bridges to Galveston Island south of Houston, Texas. Several on my friends and I used to fish some of the saltwater tournaments with Captain Carl Christoph at www.txtarponfishing.com for severaal years. For my money he is one...
  292. Paparockcal

    EVERYTHING IS BIGGER IN TEXAS | RIVER MONSTER

    If anyone is ever down around the brackish waters on the mainland from Galveston Island, Texas in the canals, there are some monster alligator gar well over a hundred pounds in those canals! They are very smart and hard to catch also! I lived on some of those canals for years. I miss Texas!
  293. Paparockcal

    Which Manufacture makes the best freespooling reels

    With so much great information in this thread; rather than start a new thread on the subject I just thought I bring it back to life to have people up date it with any changes as reels have progressed or not. I find so many here have such useful information to share that anyone can learn them be...
  294. Paparockcal

    What would be on your "wish list" from PENN?

    A 2-speed Penn Torque Spin for Big Tuna. You did ask!
  295. Paparockcal

    Which Manufacture makes the best freespooling reels

    My first saltwater reel was a graphite-spool Newell I do not remember the number of anymore but it was in the 200 series. I could cast it a mile, and loved it but for one thing. It had the worst drag of any reel I have ever owned! I lost more fish on that reel than all the other reels I have...
  296. Paparockcal

    Accurate Valiant 300 - The Little Speed Demon

    Good luck on your trip! I have only been there once but it was a BLAST! while I have never had the pleasure of catching a YFT the Roosters in Cabo are a treat no to be passed up if you get a chance at them. They don't call them "freight trains" for nothing and they are a beautiful fish. Black...
  297. Paparockcal

    Anyone Using Swimbaits for Small Tuna, Albies, ETC.?

    Thanks for the replies! I need all the suggestions I can get and I am looking into the ones you gave. Thanks again!
  298. Paparockcal

    Anyone Using Swimbaits for Small Tuna, Albies, ETC.?

    I'm new to this West Coast fishing so excuse my lack of knowledge. Do any of you use swimbaits for small tuna and Albies on the short trips when the live bait either runs out or is in short supply? If so could you explain please and/or direct me to more information. I know Redfish but I am lost...
  299. Paparockcal

    Any Andros 12SIIa Fishing Reports?

    Nice to hear! I know I am not the only one looking forward to hearing the reports.
  300. Paparockcal

    trends in tackle

    Fox Sport Fishing Stratos 20000 TS Two-Speed Spinning Reel Has anyone ever handled or fished one of these high end babies? Yes it is high dollar and waaaay past my poor budget but a man can dream! Review: Fox Sport Fishing Stratos 20000 TS Two-Speed Spinning Reel...
  301. Paparockcal

    Shimano ultimate 30 pound outfit for 1 - 3 day trips

    Thanks so much for the information and the tip Baller. I wil check it out. I got turned on to Calstar and Seeker back in the 90s and turned a friend on that owned Islander's Tackle on Galveston island, Texas to them when I had him build me some custom rods on their blanks. He liked them so much...
  302. Paparockcal

    400 size 2 speed

    I'm trying to decide between a 400 and 500 Dauntless reel. How would you compare them as far as castability, line and which fish they would be best for?
  303. Paparockcal

    Casting a lever drag?

    I came into this game later in life and spent a lot of time learning to cast saltwater reels first living and fishing off Galveston Island, Texas. Having not fished since I was a kid I jumped into the deep end of the pool. I was the first one, among my friends, to go to circle hooks. I started...
  304. Paparockcal

    Shimano ultimate 30 pound outfit for 1 - 3 day trips

    I'm especially interested in hearing about the GUSA/United Composites rods as I have no experience with them. How do you compare how they perform and feel to the Seeker and Calstar rods?
  305. Paparockcal

    Any Andros 12SIIa Fishing Reports?

    I had read that they had been delivered to some of those that had pre-ordered them so I was hoping for some early firsthand reports.
  306. Paparockcal

    Shimano ultimate 30 pound outfit for 1 - 3 day trips

    I'm reviving this thread as I am in the market for the exact same outfit and information. Help please.
  307. Paparockcal

    Casting a lever drag?

    Greetings everyone! I am new to the forum but an old fisherman. I have fished many years in the Gulf of Mexico when I worked along the gulf coast of Texas. I let all but one of my saltwater rigs go to friends when I moved inland for a few years after I retired but I'm now in California. I'm...
  308. Paparockcal

    Any Andros 12SIIa Fishing Reports?

    I would like to hear any reports from the field on the new Okuma Andros 12SIIa's performance on actual fish. I know it is just reaching the public but I'm sure there are others like me that want to hear how it is performing and the new owners opinions as well as experiences. I am seriously...
  309. Paparockcal

    trends in tackle

    Sorry, my router had a meltdown and I had to replace it in mid post. Go figure. I enjoyed your post and the mental image. I came into this game reverse from most learning spinning after I was 50 years old and Big Spinniers last. Keep up the great posts as I am learning a lot!