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    What NEW reel/rod models would you like to see from PENN?

    I know they are expensive if you made them in Torque line but the key sizes for the lefty Fathom LD2 priority should be: 40N 15 regular Fathom 2 star in 25N for surface iron.
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    What NEW reel/rod models would you like to see from PENN?

    I’ve been hounding penn for a 40N lefty…
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    Warfare 15 or 20 review

    Used jigmaster can be had around $35-50
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    Lefty or righty?!

    Would have made my life easier if it happened that way for me!
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    Lefty or righty?!

    I am right handed but prefer lefty crank reels from 1) learning on spinners with left crank as a kid 2) Want my stronger arm to pull on the fish
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    Look for a 60-80# reel in lefty for big bluefin

    My main intrigue with the 800N is the ability to use it as a yo-yo reel as well. how does the height on the 800 vs 800N compare
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    Look for a 60-80# reel in lefty for big bluefin

    What Valiant size would be best for all around use? Is the 800N enough or should you just get the 1000 which has a higher range to fish at
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    New "Leftys" in the PENN fall 2020 lineup

    Steve when is Penn making the LD2 40N in lefty? Would love to have one with these big bluefin around.
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    Penn FATHOM II 15SDCasting Special....Replacing KNOBBY Mag

    the level wind squall does not have the live spindle so it won’t cast well. I have the 12 size in left and it’s a far better for light line flylining than my low profiles
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    are Shimao TranX a bust?

    I keep the Tranx 400 mostly for colt snipers and lighter lures that need max casting distance and the ability to burn it in quickly. My Komodo 400 is used for power because of line capacity, SS main gear and big power handle. I casts well with heavier jigs than the Tranx. I use both 400 size...
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    are Shimao TranX a bust?

    The Tranx is a great casting reel. Better than my Lexa, RTB, and Komodo. But it has the weakest drag. It’s not bad at all just comparatively speaking. The drag curve is steep so be careful accidentally bumping it. Komodo has the best brute strength. The Lexa is the tweener. The Tranx isn’t a...
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    CAV-12IILX

    I wish it was more like the 40N since I already have the 25N and 15XN. It’s tough finding good left reels
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    What NEW reel/rod models would you like to see from PENN?

    I had cal blueprint it so technically it can fish 60. Just limited on capacity. Freespool is fantastic like I think I can fly a goldfish
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    ISO of a MH or H Okuma Spinning Rod

    Amazon has easy returns
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    Penn Fathom Low Profile 400 6.2 ratio is the same as the Abu Revo Toro Beast T3 60 6.2

    part #8 is a bushing in the RTB but a bearing in the Fathom. That’s where the extra bearing comes from. Not sure how significant that upgrade is.
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    Penn Fathom Low Profile 400 6.2 ratio is the same as the Abu Revo Toro Beast T3 60 6.2

    I will say that the Abut does not use the Penn Blue grease but the bearings in the spool exactly the same. Both have the same "A" marking on the side. The part numbers are the biggest give-away to me. And given the same price point, it seems more like brand arbitrage to me since Abu's branding...
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    Penn Fathom Low Profile 400 6.2 ratio is the same as the Abu Revo Toro Beast T3 60 6.2

    RTB T3 and Penn Fathom 400 use the same Part numbers including the HT-100 drags. Basically, only the main gear and the pinion are different here. They should be because the RTB is the 4.9 ratio and the Penn is the 6.2 ratio. The handles are different but internally it's the same. Scion TC or...
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    ISO of a MH or H Okuma Spinning Rod

    I have the 801H 20-50 PCH inshore. first is normal on mine. It’s not a split grip. caught up to 25#yellowfin with a 4500 penn slammer with 20# mono to 30# braid fly lining. the slammer is a good reel but could use more cranking power.
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    fathom 15xnld for 20-25# outfit

    Steve you keep forgetting that penn doesn’t make the regular 15 in lefty
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    fathom 15xnld for 20-25# outfit

    Shimano doesn’t make Trinidad in left only torium.
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    fathom 15xnld for 20-25# outfit

    I got it and then had it Blueprinted. Spins better than most star drags now.
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    CAV-12IILX

    Since I can get this reel in left..... does any one know how it compares to the Fathom 40N? if Okuma made the narrow version in left I could make it a yo-yo reel too. I was wondering this could be made to be 60-80 setup like the 40N.
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    Offshore Ensenada 2- 18

    How far did you go out to find the YT?
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    What NEW reel/rod models would you like to see from PENN?

    how much different would that be from the current 25N.
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    New: PENN Squall II Star Drag Reels

    so does that mean penn is doing a lefty fathom start drag so I don’t have to buy a squall?
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    Penn Fathom 15XNLD 2 speed

    can’t wait to see how easily a sardine rips line off and gets The fathom is great out of the box but have cal blueprint it adds more versatility. Better drag, better for bait and better casting. I spend $200 on a full day trip and sometimes the bite isn’t great. Would this likely increase my...
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    Penn Fathom 15XNLD 2 speed

    I have my15XN and 25N blueprinted. Way better than stock.Very low interia, long free spool andhigher max drag without freespool loss. The 15XN/25N/30 can fish 60. Only limitation is line cap.
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    Getting rocked?

    I had a YT once on 25# drop loop and 30 seconds later the line is frayed....learned my lesson to go heavy and button the drag down. Rather snap my own line than let a fish do it to me
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    What NEW reel/rod models would you like to see from PENN?

    Call Cal Sheets for the gear upgrade
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    What NEW reel/rod models would you like to see from PENN?

    When is the LD2 40N lefty being made.....
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    What NEW reel/rod models would you like to see from PENN?

    considering jigmaster is $80 retail for the China made version. If they made it in the US and it cost $160 then it competes with the Squall II line. Unless the demand is there for a jigmaster at that price, I don’t think they will do it.
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    Penn Fathom Low Profile 400 6.2 ratio is the same as the Abu Revo Toro Beast T3 60 6.2

    I wonder in penn parts will fit in the abu. same parts minus some coatings
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    Penn Fathom Low Profile 400 6.2 ratio is the same as the Abu Revo Toro Beast T3 60 6.2

    They look the same and when you compare the ratings and capacity, you realize it is the same. So what's the difference. Well the ABU RTB T3 has two speeds. A low at 4.9 and a high at 6.2. The 6.2 is the Fathom 400's regular speed and the specs for the high speed ABU RTB T3 60 and the Fathom...
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    What NEW reel/rod models would you like to see from PENN?

    I didn’t know that with HT-100. I thought dura Drag could be dropped in like getting brake pads
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    What NEW reel/rod models would you like to see from PENN?

    same but with duradrag and in lefty too
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    Okuma sct vs pch

    SCTi has slower action
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    Attention commercial fishermen, satisfied with you job?

    Hard to see how a job satisfaction survey would lead to MLPA closures. you can look at the questions and tell if they are loaded pretty easily. I mean if you hate your boss or think you aren’t paid enough. Welcome to 90%+ of America regardless of industry
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    Five Star Fish Processing temporary closure

    all those apply and remember issues are not mutually exclusive. My comment was being facetious. the easiest way to see if the US is overreaching is to benchmark other western democracies where there are no republicans or democrats. When you see the UK or Western Europe go on lockdown, it’s a...
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    Five Star Fish Processing temporary closure

    Careful now. We have people here who don’t believe COVID is real. You might get labeled a “Biden lover” and people claiming your dad wasn’t real. Or that he died of liberalism not Covid. we are two full months past the election and Covid magically didn’t disappear yet.
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    INTEREPID/SHOGUN

    http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/dhs/1100458_Directive_6revTransportofTraumaticandNontraumaticCardiacArrest.pdf I don't know if anyone has seen this but's a memo sent from the LA County Emergency Services saying because of Covid and a lack of capacity, you get a heart attack or stroke and...
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    INTEREPID/SHOGUN

    Since most of us are in SoCal and are familiar with Kaiser. Kaiser is unique because they are the insurance company and the healthcare provider. They have the strongest incentives for you being healthy and then providing the most cost effective quality care. If they over treat, it costs them...
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    INTEREPID/SHOGUN

    What part is suspicious? Viral replication is highest before your immune system recognizes it. Because Covid is novel unlike the flu, it takes longer for your immune system to register. It doesn’t register until it’s replicated to high enough level. At this point if you have a solid working...
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    INTEREPID/SHOGUN

    The non-Covid levels that can cause this are much lower. These are not common occurrences. And as you mentioned those conditions typically have a known cause including as mentioned an infection which is what Covid is.
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    INTEREPID/SHOGUN

    The 60K number is that often cited for the flu comes from about 15k who died in the hospital. After looking at retrospective deaths where the records suggested it was flu related they use a factor of 4X the hospitalization to come up from a 60K. if we use similar assumptions based on the...
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    Okuma Tesoro 10 vs penn fathom 25nsd

    I have the Squall II 12 only because the Tesoro and fathom are not made in lefty!
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    SELLING MY ENTIRE COLLECTION RODS & REELS

    Have you thought of a GoFundMe account for your dog? May get a couple bucks there.
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    PCH Rods vs. Daiwa Proteus Rods

    I like the Proteus inshore rods but the offshore version, the PCH is better. Better bend and lighter.
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    Done buying any other rod other than Okuma.

    BTW Okuma is Taiwanese. Taiwanese and those from Hong Kong are non-communist and far more western than Mainland China. All companies in fishing copy off each other as they do in other industry. Would you be pissed if Okuma copied Shimano and Daiwa?
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    No left torques so fathom...

    How about a lefty Torque 40NLD2 in left.... at the fathom
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    New "Leftys" in the PENN fall 2020 lineup

    can you compare height and width of the new squall 12 vs the 15
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    Okuma Komodo SS 273 Lefty with power handle

    I look at this reel as size 200+ or 300 light. It's about 7.9oz so it's small but has SS gears and high drag for its size (18-20# max drag, which is more than a jigmaster). This is great up to 15# YT with 30# braid to 20-25# leader for flyline. Will slay any calico. Great with sheepshead in the...
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    TESORO 5NS w/ Okuma CF Handle Assembly Kit

    Wish Okuma made more lefty reels
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    New "Leftys" in the PENN fall 2020 lineup

    What’s difference between the 12 and 15 size. I know line capacity but is that due to the 15 being wider or taller?
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    New: PENN Low-Profile Baitcasting Reels

    I am curious to know how similar the fathom 400 is compared to the Abu Garcia Revo Toro Beast 61 2019 edition. They look very similar and likely made in the same Korean factory.
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    Torque 15ld2

    Send it to Cals
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    Fathom 15 vs. 15XN

    Any top view photos and side view too? What rod is that on?
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    Tuna on the new "extra-narrow" PENN Torque TRQ15XNLD2

    For most of us left crankers, the 15XN is great and I plan to get one. The main reel need left for lefties would be 40N in left.
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    New "Leftys" in the PENN fall 2020 lineup

    The 40NLD2 in left would be great! Otherwise it’s going to Avet or Accurate since they make left.
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    Newport Landing rod/reel setup

    I would rent first before buying. When I started in salt a few years ago I was using a 9ft 15-30 shimano fxs rod with an Okuma avenger baitrunner. It worked. but like everyone said, you will soon start having specialized setups and too many rods and reels
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    Torrey pines surf fishing

    SDFish.com would surf/pier report section would benefit from this post
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    Tri Helix 8' 15-40#...for 25# bait?

    Are you sure it’s hating bait or the crowded stern filled with newbies that can’t move and follow their line or the elbows from aholes.
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    Done buying any other rod other than Okuma.

    That’s a good analogy. You can push the UC you further beyond their rating while the Okuma maxes out sooner but within spec.
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    Done buying any other rod other than Okuma.

    Okuma is the 80% UC quality for 1/3 of the price. It's a value play. UC is better no doubt from absolute standpoint. Okuma is the bang/buck rod. You don't compare a BMW to a Dodge. They target different customer segments. UC is high end. Okuma gives you near high performance for a bargain cost.
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    Fathom 25NLD 2 spd vs. Torque 25NLD 2 spd

    Be like Accurate and Avet and make these reels in lefty and I'd buy it.
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    Okuma Komodo coating

    I agree in that. Wish I could combine the Komodo with that aspect.
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    Okuma Komodo coating

    I should preface that the Tranx is better with lighter lures. Heavier lures like irons the difference would be less. The Tranx has 50# braid versus the the 65 on the Komodo so it’s not an exact apples to apples. I trust the Komodo with bigger fish.
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    Okuma Komodo coating

    My Tranx 400 caster further with ease than my 463 but hooking a big fish on it is another story. Cortez handle on 463, I can set drag at 12# on my 801XH PCH
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    Offshore San Diego fishing report!

    Flash freeze it or put it in a fridge for 24 hours and you should be fine even if there are some parasites. Parasites themselves don't matter unless they are pathogenic.
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    Okuma Komodo coating

    I’d rather have Okuma focus on making the Komodo cast like a Tranx but retain the power and durability than upgrade a coating. Not that a better coating isn’t nice, it’s just not where I would put the priority.
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    Offshore 9/5 Pursuit Sportfishing - Catalina

    Imagine if your waiters at restaurant pulled the same sh1t with tipping and then charging you for the tap water if they didn’t like your tip amount
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    Komodo handle choices

    Get the cortez or Tesoro handle. You can straight grind fish in.
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    Offshore 9/5 Pursuit Sportfishing - Catalina

    The main reason I don’t fish the LA boats is the number system and people who don’t know how to follow their lines. The pursuit is also super slow. The SD boats cost more but know what they are doing.
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    Offshore 9/4 On The Dana Pride

    How far south did they go? Is this in. Water between Oceanside and Dana Point? I thought full day boat from Dana wharf fish Catalina Island.
  74. N

    Offshore New YFT schools

    Those rat YT may not be as fun but they are hell of a lot safer to eat.
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    Penn Slammer III 6500 - tuna worthy?

    Yes and then the trying work your way out of 7 way line tangle with everyone having a fish on
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    Komodo SS good right out of the box ?

    I agree. Tranx 400 is the smoothest and best caster of the big three. I trust the Komodo with bigger fish.
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    Penn Slammer III 6500 - tuna worthy?

    The main advantage of a slammer 3 are the seals and it’s a step above in build quality. The live liner of the spin fisher may be better for your needs. It’s still pretty well sealed. My slammer 3 doubles in the surf and on smaller YT and tuna.
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    Penn Slammer III 6500 - tuna worthy?

    Keep in mind if it’s a hot and quick bite.... the main advantage of a spinner is to reliably get your bait out far quickly without a backlash. If you are great with conventionals ....awesome but some of the best casters still F up when the adrenalines pumps in and the stern is crowded.
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    Penn Slammer III 6500 - tuna worthy?

    That’s why it’s best with a non baitrunner to have a decent mono top shot.... you open the bail and use your fingers to control the line release with minimal tension... When it gets picked up, you let it run for a few seconds, close the bail and start reeling in. If you have braid, when a fish...
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    Komodo SS good right out of the box ?

    The Tranx 400 cast better than both the Komodo and Lexa. I’ve had all three. The biggest issue with the Tranx is the lack of power. The Komodo cast a tad less than the Lexa but but makes up for it with the brute power.
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    Penn Slammer III 6500 - tuna worthy?

    I have the Penn Slammer 4500. Great reel and built like a tank. I do 30# braid backing to a 25# mono topshot. Works well for school or size fish which is what you get on full day party boats. My only compliant is wishing it was Daiwa BG smooth but it’s way more sealed so that makes up for it...
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    Okuma Komodo coating

    Put the Tesoro Or cortez handle on the Komodo. It’s better than your new power handle. I straight grind fish in now.
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    Komodo SS good right out of the box ?

    I remove the grease on the plastic part of the side plate and oil all reels even new out of the box.
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    Okuma Komodo coating

    My Komodo SS 273 scratched the first time I used it too when it feel into dirt. Scratch sucks but reel is still great.
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    First time using 25NLD2

    send the reel back to Okuma and for like $30 it will be like new again. the 25NLD2 is great. I use it for yo-yo and live bait.
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    Self Servicing the Komodo Reels

    I also put oil in hole where the spool shaft goes inside the reel and any metal piece as layer of protection. I usually oil my reels after every rinse the following day. Keeps things smooth until end of sea where I send reels back in. does anyone take off bearing shields to oil them
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    New okuma pch railrods

    My Daiwa Proteus 76H rated 20-50 was heavier than my 801XH PCH. Line ratings are like shoe size from various manufacturers...just adjust accordingly.
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    Offshore No mas bluefin

    Remember, it's American executives including ones from fishing companies that decided to manufacturer in China. It's not like a gun was pointed at their head.
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    Offshore Just curious? Covid 19 Breakouts on Sport Boats

    The reason the death is high there is because of the pre-existing health conditions. Your own risk to die is independent of where you contracted Covid from.
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    Offshore Just curious? Covid 19 Breakouts on Sport Boats

    Ronald Reagan: "You have to understand that Americans come from every corner of the world. I received a letter from a man that called something to my attention recently. He said, you can go to live in France, but you cannot become a Frenchman; you can go to live in Germany, you cannot become a...
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    Offshore Just curious? Covid 19 Breakouts on Sport Boats

    Good to hear everyone safe. Did the boat have to shutdown or all people on the trip contacted to test and quarantine?
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    Offshore Just curious? Covid 19 Breakouts on Sport Boats

    you wanna know irony... Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren was once a die hard Republican before she got into politics. source: https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/04/12/elizabeth-warren-profile-young-republican-2020-president-226613 Ronald Reagan was once a Democrat. Donald Trump was a...
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    Offshore Just curious? Covid 19 Breakouts on Sport Boats

    asymptomatic is real as you can still be shedding virus but have no active symptoms. That’s why Covid is dangerous. It spreads easily unlike SARS or MERS where active viral spread is when you show symptoms. This is the Achilles heal of why it’s been impossible to contain and why it’s a pandemic...
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    New: PENN Low-Profile Baitcasting Reels

    Fathom 400 is like a 300 sized real. The Tranx 300 holds 190 yds of 50# braid. Looks like the 400 size is really a 300 sized and the 300 is more like a small 300/250 and the 200 size is about what it should be.
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    Making the Fathoms in the US

    I would if they only made more of them in left. They make Fathom II levelwind in left and the 25NLD2 and 30LD2 and soon 15XN but not open face star drag models or what I want the 40N.
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    Making the Fathoms in the US

    torium dogs have well known failures. Fine for YT and school sized tuna but I don’t trust them on bigger fish. I’ve seen a guy bring a Torium into Turners because the bearing melted on him on a BFT.
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    Making the Fathoms in the US

    More about the supply chain not being dependent on China. Plus everyone on BD always has a negative bias for China made. Assuming the cost differential isn’t significant, why not bring it back to America. When people sell old Penn reels, notice they say it was made in the US. When you get a...
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    Making the Fathoms in the US

    not all fathoms are in left - only a few of the LD2 models. None of the star drags. Tesoro isn’t made in left. The torium is okay - wish the Trinidad was in left.
  99. N

    New "Leftys" in the PENN fall 2020 lineup

    Supply chain in all industries disrupted this year. Fishing is no exception. Can’t even get basic sinkers at Walmart now
  100. N

    Making the Fathoms in the US

    If only penn made them in left...have to settle for the new squall line or buy and accurate tern which I hear is overrated for the price
  101. N

    Making the Fathoms in the US

    iPhones already $1200 because of the cost of components from various manufacturer of them like the gorilla glass, the chip from , etc. The labor is what keeps it down. If you want a $2000+ iPhone then sure.
  102. N

    Making the Fathoms in the US

    will do when Penn makes lefty torques
  103. N

    Komodo 364 or 463 on SCTI rod

    I use the 364 for bait and wait with the clicker, swimbaits and 15-30# flyline
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    Making the Fathoms in the US

    These reels have great value because of the lower cost in China...but what would it take for Penn to make them in the US? How much cheaper is China? I think Penn could charge up to $50-$75 for a US made reel. Are the economics that much better in China or overseas?
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    New PENN Favorite From ICAST?

    All your new lefty reels but the 15XN is my pick.
  106. N

    Penn FATHOM II 15SDCasting Special....Replacing KNOBBY Mag

    How's the improvement? How's the casting performance of this reel compared to the Fathom II 25N or the Newells?
  107. N

    New "Leftys" in the PENN fall 2020 lineup

    Penn needs a lefty for the 40NLD2
  108. N

    New "Leftys" in the PENN fall 2020 lineup

    Take my money - I’m getting the 15XN and probably the Squall 15 casting special and swapping the knob out to make a surface iron reel
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    SOLD..Daiwa Luna 253 right hand, cash or trade for lefty

    I have a lefty Fathom II 20 Levelwind line counter. Will trade for a Okuma PCH 8ft XH rod or a Tranx 401HG. Also have a NIB Abu Garcia Revo Toro Beast 61 lefty. Never spooled.
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    NIB 2019 Version Abu Garcia Revo Toro Beast 61 (350 size) left - REVO T3 BST61

    Actually bought this on a whim after seeing a good deal for it and after an SDFish recommendation. I have too many baitcasters so this one never got spooled. It's the low gear model for power and with the power handle too. It even has a service port. Reel has never been spooled. This is the...
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    Penn Fathom II Levelwind 20 Left with line counter - FTHII20LWLCLH

    This reel has been used once to test the line counter. It was supposed to be a rockfish reel and a loaner to friends who go on half days with me who don't fish often. I usually give them baitrunner spinner so this actually doesn't get used. Since I really don't use this, it's up for sale. It's...
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    Daiwa Proteus 7'6 Heavy (20-50#) - PRTB76HF

    Selling a Daiwa Proteus PRTB76HF rod. It's been used a handful of times for YT using a yo-yo jig. Handles them with a Penn Fathom LD2 25N really well. Selling for $150 obo I'm in San Diego
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    PCH 801 H vs XH

    What’s the real world consensus line rating for these rods? I heard the H was more of a 30# ,pinch 40# rod The Daiwa Proteus H is more 40# than 30# meaning the Proetus Heavy is stiffer than the PCH Heavy. While the PCH XH is a 40# pinch 50# rod. The PCH XH is equivalent to Daiwa Proteus...
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    New Cavalla Lever Drag From Okuma

    Can anyone give me the Okuma to Fathom Equivalent? 5N is Penn 15? 12N is Penn 25N?
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    When do the new Penn Low Profile Baitcasters come out?

    The 200 size real has 24# max drag.
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    2020 Penn Squall II reels

    they are great but they don’t make left handed crank.
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    Rod for Komodo SS 463P

    same combo too
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    2020 Penn Squall II reels

    https://storage.westernbass.com/brochures/2021_penn/page16/index.html# When is the release date? Thanks for the lefty version. The 15SDC looks like a good surface iron reel and good for fly lining light baits too.
  119. N

    Penn Fathom for Yo-Yo iron

    Is the Fathom 15XN in lefty new for 2020? So 2021 40N will be made in left right :) SoCal BFT needs the 40N!
  120. N

    When do the new Penn Low Profile Baitcasters come out?

    I've had Lexas, Komodo, Revo Toro and Tranx. What's the Penn differentiation besides brand. Can I service it easily like Fathom II reels?
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    Penn Fathom for Yo-Yo iron

    I’d also buy the 15 too. I have 2 25N in left. If they made the 40N and 15 - I’d buy those too!
  122. N

    Penn Fathom for Yo-Yo iron

    If only penn made the 40N in lefty....
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    When do the new Penn Low Profile Baitcasters come out?

    The PENN® Squall Low Profile reels offer all the durability you would expect from PENN®. The machined and anodized aluminum frame, 5+1 stainless steel bearing system, and machined brass gears give the Squall durability at its core. Available in 200, 300 and 400 sizes with both standard and high...
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    New PENN "Battle III" spinning reel

    I am curious to compare this with the Daiwa BG
  125. N

    Good jig stick reel

    I have the Lexa 400, Komodo 463, Revo Toro beast 61 and the Tranx 400. For casting distance and smoothness, the Tranx wins by a mile. Less effort, more distance.
  126. N

    Trying to pick a boat to go on.

    San Diego is always booked for like another 2 weeks. I like the MB for Coronados but Liberty is the nicest boat for comfort.
  127. N

    Why is San Diego Bay Closed where LA Bays are not?

    Ideally, they would have sufficient law enforcement to make sure that the bad actors at the beach are kept in-line by fining them or making them leave. They would have a capacity limit to ensure that once the limit of social distancing is met, they can turn away people. Why would they close...
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    Why is San Diego Bay Closed where LA Bays are not?

    The most plausible answer right now comes from Dr. Scott Gottlieb who is a Republican and the Former FDA chief by Trump who has been praised by the both sides. https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/dr-scott-gottlieb-sees-some-level-of-immunity-for-most-people-who-had-coronavirus/ar-BB13h2tC...
  129. N

    Why is San Diego Bay Closed where LA Bays are not?

    The point is that their is precedence for the government to suspend some normal freedoms we have under emergency situations for the perceived good of the country. While I believe the US had better ways to monitor the Japanese in WW2, I can understand why they felt it was necessary with the...
  130. N

    Why is San Diego Bay Closed where LA Bays are not?

    There is no hard and fast rule for pandemics. The US has a history of exceptions where under emergency circumstance they can temporarily suspend the de facto norm. Abraham Lincoln suspended Habeas Corpus during the Civil War. We interned Japanese American who were citizens for the good of...
  131. N

    Why is San Diego Bay Closed where LA Bays are not?

    They will loosen some restrictions like having some jobs like low risk jobs where you can social distance come back. They are slowly loosening restrictions but not the beach after people didn’t listen and crowded up over the weekend. They opened the beaches so you can walk and get exercise...
  132. N

    Why is San Diego Bay Closed where LA Bays are not?

    Physicians are still treating people on an as needed basis. That hasn’t stopped. Yes China has a higher divorce rate after their lockdown too.There are no clear win-wins here with regards to a lockdown. But we are talking about wearing masks. Is it that much to ask for? A cloth mask doesn’t...
  133. N

    Why is San Diego Bay Closed where LA Bays are not?

    The late David Foster Wallace wrote in his commencement speech to Kenyon College in 2005: “The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad...
  134. N

    Why is San Diego Bay Closed where LA Bays are not?

    You know there is no sunlight indoors. Sweden successful depends on if you accept they have have a significantly higher death rate per capita (population is 5M or half of LA county) than their neighbors. It’s like say a D student is successful compared to an F student.
  135. N

    Why is San Diego Bay Closed where LA Bays are not?

    I never said I agreed. I’d lock them up in there - to me that’s the price you pay for deciding to commit crimes. You don’t see China letting criminals go because of COVID. But I Do understand the decision and the fact that it’s a no win situation for a DA.
  136. N

    Why is San Diego Bay Closed where LA Bays are not?

    There are no DAs that want to let any prisoners go. Politicians are pressuring them so they let out those who are 6 months from parole early. It’s a compromise. If someone out commits a crime they get fucked and if they don’t it’s a liability for letting a prisoner die from COVID and they can...
  137. N

    Why is San Diego Bay Closed where LA Bays are not?

    The state of CA says you can fish the whole lagoon behind the Del Mar Fair. The city of Del Mar limits it to a small stretch. If a CA fish and game see you fishing in the part where the city of Del Mar says no, they can ignore it or enforce the Del Mar rule. If a Del Mar park ranger catches...
  138. N

    Komoto 200

    It’s a good reel for its size. SD gears and more drag than a Tranx200. If Okuma made a DC version ..... that would be sweet.
  139. N

    COV-19

    You can be Infected and test negative early in the infection process
  140. N

    COV-19

    The sooner this thing passes through and hopefully with minimal damage... the sooner we can focus on YT runs at the islands, YFT schools being bitches that we need size 4 hooks and 15# line and stores are out, getting spool on 60# setups when we misjudge a 100# BFT for 300# - id rather have...
  141. N

    COV-19

    Testing will reveal much higher numbers as you stated no doubt. Yes people die for all sorts of reasons with pre-existing health conditions playing a role in their mortality. The point of why we are doing this is slow the rate of transmission so that the healthcare system can manage it. We...
  142. N

    COV-19

    Last I heard smoking is contagious and you can give it someone without showing symptoms just like opioids too. Look if you are healthy enough to fish, you aren’t like to die. But you could give it to your 80+ year old family member and that’s where the game roulette is played. So staying safe...
  143. N

    Alan Tani visits PENN booth at Fred Hall Show

    Make these new reels in left?
  144. N

    Alan Tani visits PENN booth at Fred Hall Show

    Are these slow Pitch reels in left?
  145. N

    Komodo SS Power Knob - Upgrade-able ?

    I have the exact setup too for the 364 using the new handle and the Cortez in the 463. With the SS gears, grinding fish in on the 463 is a breeze. I also have the 350 cold water handle on a 200 Komodo SS too. Makes it a great shallow light rockfish reel.
  146. N

    Tuna on the new "extra-narrow" PENN Torque TRQ15XNLD2

    Make it in left! And make the fathom version too
  147. N

    PENN new product wish list

    Penn slammer 4 with SS gears and a live liner
  148. N

    PENN new product wish list

    More lefty reels
  149. N

    Okuma Komodo

    I concur. This makes grinding in fish a lot easy especially with bigger fish. I had a grinding a 25# YFT in less than 2 mins with the new handle. Turned his head and he never got going.
  150. N

    DAIWA EMCAST FEEDBACK

    Caught a 20# YFT on one with 15# line. I did almost get spoiled three times though
  151. N

    DAIWA EMCAST FEEDBACK

    I might get one this winter but for inshore bay spotty fishing and bait and wait for leopards and big rays
  152. N

    daiwa.lexa 400 vs. shimano tranx 500

    Komodo with a Cortez power handle is probably one of my favorite reels. Casts great, has SS gears that can handle grinding in fish and has a bait clicker. the Lexa cast a little better than the Komodo but not by much. The Tranx 400 is the smoothest - wish shimano made the Tranx 500 in lefty and...
  153. N

    jig stick for lexa 400 hd

    The SCTi 8'6XH is great. I've also done well on a Proteus Inshore 8ft heavy too 55-80 braid.
  154. N

    Okuma Komodo

    I think if BFT are bigger than 50# I’d get my 2 speed first too and then only go down if they are smaller BFT and if the bit is finicky to take my chances in 400 baitcaster.
  155. N

    Okuma Komodo

    That’s true! What’s the drag you have set on the Komodo? My 400 is 12-13 when using 40# plus. Those must be mean fish.
  156. N

    Okuma Komodo

    I think the 7.1 gear ratio and the depending on the handle makes a difference. I have the 6.3 ratio with the Cortez Handle. The Cortez is a game changer because it gives me the ability to grind fish in. Even the new power handle isn't as good (it's on my 364). The Cortez handle on the inner...
  157. N

    Okuma Komodo

    For 35# tuna - on a Proteus Inshore 8 heavy which is rated 55-80braid or basically a 30# mono rod...or a 8’6 XH Okuma SCTi I think are perfectly fine with a 400 reel. I’ve set my lexa and Komodo at 10-12# drag at strike and can pull pretty hard. My mini too shop is at least 30# izorline but...
  158. N

    Spin vs Conventional for my fishing style - looking for feedback

    I think you have your answer for the question. I use a spinner for under 50# fish. If bigger models are there, I go 2 speed conventional. A BG is great value but doesn’t have the components made to handle bigger fish. That’s why Stellas exist. But Stellas are $1000 and a Penn Fathom 40N 2 speed...
  159. N

    Spin vs Conventional for my fishing style - looking for feedback

    http://www.alanhawk.com/reviews/bg16.html Not sure if it’s in this review but Alan Hawk thinks the 8000 can handle up to 65lb fish. So no, it’s not an 80# setup expected to catch 200# BFT. If you want a spinner to even try for 150# plus tuna, the Stella, Daiwa Dogfight, and maybe Penn Torque...
  160. N

    Good Lefty Reel?

    get the fathom LD2 25N in left. It’s great for bait and for yo-yo jigs too. If you imprint it with cal sheets you might be able to make it into a casting level drag reel.
  161. N

    Good Lefty Reel?

    If get another spinner or reel that could use 80# I’d swap it there and get 50-65# so you have more line capacity for bigger fish.
  162. N

    Good Lefty Reel?

    The 330 of 80# list is a lie. I find that actually line capacity is about 2/3 to 3/4 of what’s listed. With that being said I’d get a spool of 300ish yards of quality 50# braid and the use whatever top shot like 20-50# for whatever application of you need. Buy quality line to top off like...
  163. N

    Lexa 400 CC?

    Mine needs service but that’s because I’ve had them for 2 seasons with no maintenance other than fresh water rinse. Bearings need some oil and love! Good real through
  164. N

    Lexa 400 CC?

    I have one and it does disengage. I got it because of the lower gear ratio is better.
  165. N

    Thunnus vs Stella

    If it’s a loaner get the 8000 size bait runner series.
  166. N

    Spin vs Conventional for my fishing style - looking for feedback

    Spinning reel means you need better short pump technique
  167. N

    Good Lefty Reel?

    A deckhand taught me the power of the short pumps with a wide strong base. Makes a huge difference so you can turn the head.
  168. N

    Okuma Komodo

    I have the Cortez handle too and it was on my Daiwa Proteus Inshore while my Lexa 400 was on the Okuma SCTi. The power handle is a game changer. Once I hooked a 30# tuna, I was grinding him in and not letting his head turn. Wouldn't be possible if it was the stock handle.
  169. N

    Okuma Komodo

    I have both a komodo 364P, 463P w/ a Cortez handle (great for grinding in 30# YFT) and a Lexa 400. I use all three for the usesyou mentioned. The biggest difference is the 400 can handle larger fish because of capacity. I would use 40lb braid on the 300 and 15-25# leaders for bait and 30#...
  170. N

    PCH Spinning Rod

    How is the rod for tossing chovies and sardines? I was thinking of the MH version (15-30#) would be better for that on my 8000 Shimano baitrunner. Shimano 8000 is like a Penn 6500 or Dawai 5500
  171. N

    New Okuma PCH Inshore Rods

    Did you get this rod? I'm curious as well as I'd like to pair one with a Thunnus 8000
  172. N

    New PENN Fathom II star drags

    Would love to buy one if you made it in left!
  173. N

    Penn Fathom - star or lever for SoCal offshore? First setup.

    I agree. You can fish 25# to 50# topshots on it. If you want a general setup for rockfish and small tuna and YT get a 400 baitcaster and a H or XH 8 ft inshore rod
  174. N

    What happened to PCH 9’

    Get the nomad express swim bait rod. Pairs well with a Komodo
  175. N

    Daiwa Proteus Inshore 8ft spinning rod 40-70 braid NEW w/ tags

    Brand New with tags and never used Daiwa Proteus Inshore Spinning rod. It's a light weight 8ft spinning rod that I bought to pair with my Shimano Thunnus 8000 Bait runner as a bait stick. It's a great rod but I'd prefer a wimpier tip since this will mainly be a bait rod. I am looking for a soft...
  176. N

    Penn Fathom LD2 60

    The Torium is the only option for those of us who prefer left in star drag. The accurate tern I heard isn’t very durable. So yes, make these two in left and all will be well.
  177. N

    What happened to PCH 9’

    I have the 9H with a duran clamp. Barely fits in my car but it does fit.
  178. N

    What happened to PCH 9’

    what's PIA?
  179. N

    El Dorado?

    What does RFI stand for? RSW is refrigerated salt water.
  180. N

    Offshore Pacifica Sportsfishing

    The unfortunate incident (boat fire) that happened in the Santa Barbara Island yesterday is separate and not related to the incident a few months ago when the Pacifica beached itself in Mission Beach.
  181. N

    Penn Fathom LD2 60

    How about Fathom 2 star drag 25N in left? Right now the Titian has that market. I’d get the Penn in a heart beat. It would work well for surface iron and bait depending on my topshot.
  182. N

    Penn Fathom LD2 60

    I see the Torque 60 LD2 has no cross bar.....should Penn do the same with the Fathom 60 LD2? And make a 40N in left?
  183. N

    ADVISE SCT I OR PCH I

    I have the PCH 9' Heavy, 86 SCTi and 8ft Proteus Inshore Heavy. SCTi has the softest tip. Then the 8ft Proteus and then the 9' PCH Heavy. My all round rod is the Proteus but the SCTi throws irons better.
  184. N

    Komodo SS

    Wait....shouldn't 65# braid cut much better than 50#.....
  185. N

    Tranx 401a or 401 ahg

    Get the PG and buy a power handle to upgrade it
  186. N

    Daiwa Proteus Inshore PRIN80HFB 8ft Heavy

    I have two of these rods and since the Okuma SCTi 8'6XH was on sale, I pulled the trigger and got that. I have two of these rods because I liked the first one so much that I wanted a backup. With a new jig stick and the 8'6 SCTi, this rod would not likely get as much use so it's a costly...
  187. N

    Komodo SS Power Knob - Upgrade-able ?

    I have the Cortez 12 handle on a 364 and it’s nice! My own concerns would be the clutch in hard cast given the weight of the handle and stripping SS gears with the added power. Feels nice though!
  188. N

    7/27 Mission Belle Fail

    They would be at the Islands if YT were there but they've left. He took a chance and it didn't work out. That's fishing. Your fault for not checking the counts and the intel on what's biting and where.
  189. N

    Duran Fishing Products - Reel Clamp for Lexa 400 and others

    On the Charkbait website, it says that this works with the Lexa 400, Komodo, Tranx 400, etc I am wondering if anyone has used this on a jigstick and how it compares to the Tiburon Clamp and Cork Puppy? I have a lefty reel so this is pretty attractive if it works well.
  190. N

    PCH-CX901XH-FG (30-60) or PCH-C-901H-FG (20-50) for Surface Iron

    Currently I have my lexa 400 on a proteus inshore 8 ft heavy rated for 55-80 braid. It throws the iron nicely but thought a 9ft rod with no reel seat so I can place the reel further down would be best to launch a surface iron. I want something for irons and some hardbaits too. Would H or MH be...
  191. N

    PCH-CX901XH-FG (30-60) or PCH-C-901H-FG (20-50) for Surface Iron

    I plan to use a Lexa 400 with 65# braid to 40# mono topshot.
  192. N

    New PENN Fathom II star drags

    When will the lefty versions come out. I would like the casting special in left.
  193. N

    Pch

    Anyone have an opinion of the MH vs the H? Would the H also be better for poppers and stickbaits?
  194. N

    PCH-CX901XH-FG (30-60) or PCH-C-901H-FG (20-50) for Surface Iron

    Anyone have experience with either of these rods? Which one or neither would be good with a Komodo 450 or Lexa 400 for surface iron and colt sniper stickbaits? A friend of mine got the XH but I've heard that might be too heavy. Would the H be better or even MH?
  195. N

    Daiwa Ardito 11ft MH 5 piece Travel Surf Rod **NEW**

    Brand new and never been used. Daiwa gave me a brand new one after I had a reel seat issue. I don't surf fish anymore using long rods. This version goes for $103 at Walmart.com so I will sell at $80 or OBO I am in San Diego
  196. N

    St. Croix Avid 11ft MH 15-40#, 3-8 oz Surf Rod

    This rod was only used once and it's a great rod but I realized that I don't need an 11ft rod here for the limited surf fishing I do. An excellent rod for all of you shark anglers out there who want to chuck some big baits. This rod retails for $360 at Dicks's Sport Goods or $370 at FishUSA...
  197. N

    Just noticed - Full day prices up ???

    Exactly - that’s why happy hour isn’t at dinner time. Discounts happen most in non prime time
  198. N

    Just noticed - Full day prices up ???

    $50 more dollars gets you a load of under 35 and 3-4 more hours of fishing.
  199. N

    Tranx 200 or Lexa 300?

    I have the Komodo 200 and it has 20lb drag. Stainless steel gears too. Have 30# braid and use a 15-25# topshot. Drag at 8lb is still smooth. It’s only 7.8oz. I will switch to the Komodo 400 double paddle handle soon for more leverage. This will be a good reel to use for fly lining anchovies...
  200. N

    Or sell: Okuma Komodo 471

    Where is the handle from? Tranx 500 or Trinidad? Any modifications to make it work?
  201. N

    Komodo SS 463P vs Fathom 2 star drag level wind

    The Komodo 200 has 20# drag so you can flyline 15-25# with 30# braid backing it. It’s fine for school size fish. Just don’t expect BFT. The SS gears and increased drag make it better than the Tranx 200.
  202. N

    What PCH rod for 60#

    Would the 74xxxh be too heavy for 60# and light 80#
  203. N

    What PCH rod for 60#

    Need a rod for 60# for a penn fathom LD2 40N ... which rod would be best? Will use for bait and flat falls?
  204. N

    Offshore 7/1/19 Grande

    How did the stock hooks of the Daiwa Minnow hold up?
  205. N

    Offshore Oceanside Ninety Five

    Notice I mentioned an overnight vs a 1.5 day trip. They left the zone earlier than the fleet on an overnight when I rode the O95.
  206. N

    Offshore Oceanside Ninety Five

    It’s a cheaper overnight, but it comes at a cost since they leave the zone earlier to get back to Oceanside because of the distance. So if it’s an early morning bite - you’ll catch fish. If the bite is later- you won’t because the boat will be headed back. They leave back often around noon while...
  207. N

    Best travel rod?

    The non expresss version has a life time warranty
  208. N

    Best travel rod?

    I have the following travel rods: Nomad in M/MH for spinning reel - paired with a 8000 Thunnus Nomad M/MH casting boat rod with a conventional reel Nomad inshore spinning with a 2500 Daiwa BG Daiwa Salita 3 piece travel 15-30lb Daiwa Ardito 11 ft 4-5 piece trave surf rod rate at 15-30 with...
  209. N

    Shimano Tranx 500 Lefty

    I am right handed too and like you feel that I like to use my stronger arm to control the rod and use my left hand to reel.
  210. N

    Okuma Nomad-Best Travel Surf Rod?

    Neither for a true conventional. Baitcaster like a 300 size works with the ardito given it’s a 15-30lb rated rod. The Daiwa ratings are a little light compared to Okuma.
  211. N

    Komodo SS Power Knob - Upgrade-able ?

    Here is the pic. The only thing I wish it had was the WINN grips on the knob.
  212. N

    haw accurate are Okuma factory numbers?

    Max drag is like a car's top speed meaning it can hit that speed /drag number but don't expect to be driving or fishing at that max level constantly As for Okuma specs. On the Nomad Travel Rod, the 30-60 MH tip - I'd say it's underrated. That tip feels more like a 30-80 tip. It's pretty beefy...
  213. N

    Okuma Nomad-Best Travel Surf Rod?

    I have several Nomad travel rods in both casting and spinning for offshore. The Nomad spinning is good too but I have the Daiwa Ardito for travel surf... It's 11 foot, 5 pieces and cast also be used with a baitcaster too.
  214. N

    Komodo SS Power Knob - Upgrade-able ?

    Call and ask for the new 2019 Okuma Komodo Power Handle. A picture of it is in the new 2019 Catalog. The main difference: No counter balance on handle New knob gives more clearance for your fingers
  215. N

    Reel Recommendation for 1 Day and Overnight SD Trips

    Fathom 25N 2 speed w/65 braid can cover 25lb bait to 50lb
  216. N

    $200 Okuma Credit to Spend, Need some advice

    My komodo 364 gears are better than the ones in my lexa 400. I like both reels but the komodo is more durable. It cast fine - maybe the lexa is better but I can’t tell since it cast well enough.
  217. N

    Spinfisher Longcast Live Liner

    Will Penn consider making one? This would be great for the surf and the bigger sizes can also be used offshore too
  218. N

    Oceanside boats? Which landing?

    I am curious on your negative experience with Capt Rick. As you said, they aren't full yet and are significantly cheaper for overnight and 1.5 day.
  219. N

    Oceanside boats? Which landing?

    Dana Wharf has to pack them in when most people use a $35 Groupon for 3/4 day and $23 for 1/2 day. They need the volume to offset.
  220. N

    Okuma Komodo Braking System

    How many pins do you typically use on the komodo? And how does that change for the application - light surface iron, swimbait, and flylining sardine or anchovies?
  221. N

    Okuma Komodo Braking System

    I just wanted to confirm that the "out" position is the brake on position, while the the off position is on the "inside" closer to the support bearings
  222. N

    August 25-27 2018 – 2.5 day trip on the Poseidon

    Regardless of who is right and who is wrong. The tone of voice from "Nicole" was very unprofessional and quite frankly has made me reconsider any boat from that operation given there are plenty of boats from SD. I understand her need to protect her family but she could have handled that...
  223. N

    Offshore Poseidon; when an epic trip turns out "not so epic"

    I don’t know the situation as I was obviously not there, but the owners wife defensive tone does not inspire confidence with future customers. She seems to do little to understand the customers issue with perception or have any sympathy that an elder gentleman with limited income driving far...
  224. N

    Shimano New 2018 Shimano Reels

    What’s the intended use of a $1000 Stella in the 1000 size?
  225. N

    Shimano New 2018 Shimano Reels

    How about a lefty Trinidad?
  226. N

    Shimano selling my Trinidad 16 n

    Please list in the classified section for used gear
  227. N

    Shimano Do the new Lucanus Flat Fall Jigs work on the West Coast

    I was hoping to get insight on the flat fall version and how it compares to the standard flat fall for CA pelagic fish
  228. N

    Shimano Do the new Lucanus Flat Fall Jigs work on the West Coast

    Dan - Have these been tested on YT, YFT, BFT, Rockfish (Lings), etc
  229. N

    Shimano New Tekota A

    This and the Penn Fathom 2 level wind will be having a battle for best budget levelwind reel. Looks good for rockfish and as a loaner for friends
  230. N

    New Komodo SS 200 size

    So not bait clicker
  231. N

    Shimano Super Slick 8 v2

    saw this on Tackler Direct new products for pre order. What’s the difference between this and the old super slick 8
  232. N

    New Komodo SS 200 size

    saw the pre order at Tackle Direct. Will this be in left? What’s the weight and will it still have a bait clicker?
  233. N

    Video: New PENN Fathom II level-wind reels

    Looks like a good inshore bait chunking setup
  234. N

    Video: New PENN line spooler

    Fathom LD2 40N lefty please. The LW15 is interesting - what's the capacity and weight for that reel?
  235. N

    Shimano 2018 Curado DC

    Any chance of a new Tranx DC in the future?
  236. N

    New Reel for Yellowtail & Yellowfin (S. CA)

    Assuming YT and YFT means full day boats, I would say get 6000+ with a live liner if you go spinning
  237. N

    New Quantum Cabo 120

    Re-adjusting price to $250 OBO. Retails for $319.99 Will be spooled with 65lb braid for buyer
  238. N

    Accurate Valiant BV300 Price Drop!!!

    300 yds of 30lb PP is worth about $30
  239. N

    New Quantum Cabo 120

    I have a new never been used Quantum Cabo 120. It's basically a super spinner with 65 lbs of max drag. Alan Hawk has used up to 31lbs I was going to use it for poppers for big tuna but decided against that since I would also need to get another rod. Here is the Alan Hawk review of the reel...
  240. N

    Shimano 2018 Curado DC

    Will there be a Tranx DC?
  241. N

    Offshore Rough Weekend Offshore

    Low counts from the SD fleet recently. Hope the water warms soon.
  242. N

    Spinning reel combo help

    Get the Okuma Coronado CDX for under $100 with a bait runnner. Has max drag of 25-30lbs
  243. N

    Are reel clamps necessary with Alps reel seats

    Okuma Nomad Travel Rods are good quality although a little heavy
  244. N

    Rod to pair with Penn Fathom 25NLD2

    I have a proteus 7’6H
  245. N

    Shimano Shimano Fathom

    No because it’s still a $100 more for the equivalent size. Shimano doesn’t seem to make a narrow spool better for jigging. I’d like to see something similar to the 25N, 40N and a 80N size.
  246. N

    Shimano Shimano Fathom

    The question is whether Shimano can make a budget 2 speed reel like the fathom series for 25-80lb setups for $250-$300
  247. N

    SoCal Bluefin Leader lb test Recommendations

    What size circle hooks for flat falls? Do you put them on top or bottom and with a welded ring? Do you still use any assist hooks? I bought 150# fluoro since 130 was recommended. I didn’t realize you might have to up the game to 200# fluoro bite leader.
  248. N

    SoCal Bluefin Leader lb test Recommendations

    Is there a consolidate guide for BFT by size and technique? For example: BFT up to 30# (Schoolie) Bait: 3' of XX-YY# Fluoro leader Flat Fall: 3' of AA-BB# Fluoro leader Surface iron: 8' of CC-DD# mono leader Repeat for 30-60# BFT, 60-100# BFT, 100-150# BFT and 150#+
  249. N

    Recommendations - CA Yellowtail setup

    I would get a Fathom 25NLD2 with an ugly stick tiger lite 15-40 rod. In fact I have a new tiger lite rod never been used if you want to buy it. Retails for $80 but I’ll do $50 for it. The 2speed is a game changer and with braid (50lb or 65lb) you can fish 20-50lb leaders. This will work for...
  250. N

    Shimano Tranx 500 Lefty

    If they made a Tranx500 lefty, I would buy it the first day it came out. I am waiting for a tranx 600 lefty with a bait clicker and 2 speeds!
  251. N

    Question re: Fathom 25N / 25NLD2 and Squall 15

    Get the 25N LD2. For $220 shipped, it’s the best all around brand new reel for SoCal fishing. I use it for YT and for rockfish too.
  252. N

    Shimano Medium Baitrunner CI4+ XTR A Longcast, Baitrunner Reel (used once)

    Sorry it’s been sold. I would have traded for a Fathom 40N LD2 though
  253. N

    Fathom 60LD2 for general 80lb

    Was thinking of using this as a heavy 60lb, general 80lb and stretch 100lb reel. This is mostly for bait or flat falls with a heavier leader. Any limitations vs the 40LD2 as an 80lb reel? Does the top bar limit casting significantly?
  254. N

    Best bang for the buck in a used 2 speed 80lb class reel

    Since the 60 has the bar on top, any issues using as a bait stick or for flat fall casting? I was thinking of pairing the 60 with a 60-130 rod as my heavy setup with 330 yards 100lb-130lb braid and then 80lb mono. This could be a heavy 60lb setup, a general 80lb and a stretch 100lb. I...
  255. N

    Best bang for the buck in a used 2 speed 80lb class reel

    I hear lots of mention of the Penn Fathom 40LD2, why hasn't the 60LD2 being mention as the choice for a cheap 80lb reel. It's only $240 new from Amazon?
  256. N

    Shimano Medium Baitrunner CI4+ XTR A Longcast, Baitrunner Reel (used once)

    Have you ever thought of combining a Shimano Thunnus CI4+Baitrunner and the Ultegra CI4+ Surf Long Cast Reel? This would be the reel! Alan Hawk calls it the "Stella" of the Baitrunners. http://www.alanhawk.com/blog/wr17.html "Or "bait-runner" reels as they are often called. The "Stella" of...
  257. N

    Shimano Flat Fall stock up question

    Since T-Mobile Tuesday is having 30% off Google Express for your first order up to $100. I want to stock up on some Flatt Falls. I mostly fish San Diego half day and 3/4 day boats with an occasional 1.5 day. What size and color flat falls should I get for mostly yellowtail, schoolie...
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    Grunion Runs - San Diego

    I salt them whole to use as bait
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    Coronado CDX Baitfeeder experience

    I guess that would put the drag max usable around 18lbs, so 15lb on graphite.
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    Coronado CDX Baitfeeder experience

    1 kg = 2.2 pounds so whatever the KG rating, the equivalent in lbs is a little more than double.
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    Native Salt Clams? Newport 1/14

    I saw them used a lot on the Senko Skipper Youtube channel. He fishes in MD and FL so I wasn't sure it would work in SoCal. Nice to know it does. Where you buy them and does it stay on the hook it is supposed to?
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    Okuma Nomad express

    I got the Nomad Travel non express for the lifetime warranty for this reason
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    Coronado CDX Baitfeeder experience

    I haven't found a lot of reviews online regarding this reel. Looks like a good value especially with Carbon Fiber drag and a new designed baitfeeder that is more similar to Shimano. Does anyone have any experience with these reels?
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    Shimano Does Shimano USA service/warranty reels made for the EU Market?

    Do all Thunnus Baitrunners from the 4000 to 12000 size used a carbon fiber drag?
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    Shimano Does Shimano USA service/warranty reels made for the EU Market?

    In the EU, Penn makes the Battle 2 in long cast live liner 8000.
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    Shimano Does Shimano USA service/warranty reels made for the EU Market?

    Could Shimano make a Long Cast Bait Runner Thunnus model for surf fishing? It's nice to be able to cast chunk bait far past the breakers and be able to use the bait runner drag.
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    Shimano Does Shimano USA service/warranty reels made for the EU Market?

    Will it be a long casting model with a bait runner? The EU model (Shimano medium baitrunner ci4 xtr-a longcast) for $350 still uses 3 felt drag washers, but supposedly has a max drag of 20kg or 44 lbs. Is the CI4+ material supposed to have some flex because when I squeeze it in my palm, I feel...
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    Shimano Does Shimano USA service/warranty reels made for the EU Market?

    I was looking into getting the Shimano CI4+ XTR A Longcast reel (MBTRCI4XTRALC) for surf fishing since it's a longcast/bait runner reel. Since it's a European model, what are the warranty and service implications? If I need support, can I contact Shimano USA in Irvine...
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    New PENN Carnage II rods for 2016

    Would the 6'6 version of the CARBWll50130C70 still be a good pairing with the 25N LD2?
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    FS: Shimano Tallus 6'6 Heavy NEW 50-150 braid

    I got this rod on sale about 1.5 months ago and since it's a little too heavy for a Penn Fathom 25NLD2, I wanted to see if anyone wants the rod for the same price I got it for before returning it before the 60 day return window is up. The rod retails for $169.99 and is consider a 50# rod...
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    Rod to pair with Penn Fathom 25NLD2

    Yeah I think you are right. Given time and collecting more gear I’ll probably have a lot of specialized setups, but for now, I am looking for flexibility. I am thinking of exchanging the Tallus 6’6 heavy for the 7’ H heavy since that is described as a 40lb rod. The 6’6 looks like overkill for...
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    Rod to pair with Penn Fathom 25NLD2

    What are your thoughts on using pure braid except 4-10 feet of fluoro leader. Since 80lb braid has the diameter of 25lb line or 0.50mm, I could buy a 300 yard spool and that would fill up the reel. My thought is this gives me a little more versatility depending on my fluoro leader. Technically...
  273. N

    Rod to pair with Penn Fathom 25NLD2

    Thanks for the input Kbray001. How about a 7ft heavy vs an 8ft (also 50-100 braid) heavy Tallus. I am looking for an all around setup. May not be the optimal use as a for YoYo stick but can work if needed. I guess I am looking for an all around generalist rod that may not be great in one area...
  274. N

    Rod to pair with Penn Fathom 25NLD2

    I got a good deal on a Tallus 6'6 Heavy rated for 50-150 braid. I am hoping to fill the Fathom 25NLD2 with 300 yards of 80lb braid and varying the leader with 20-60 fluoro mostly for SoCal fishing up to 1.5 days. Mostly, I am doing 1/2 to 3/4 day boats (SoCal) but wanted to be able to get YT and...
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    "Lefty" FTH25N and FTH30 LD2's

    Hi, Will the 40NLD2 be available in lefty? I am righted handed but as a long time user of spinners, I am use to pulling with my right and cranking with my left.