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  1. SMYLEE

    Roddy BR80

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    Sabre/penn combos

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    Harnell’s and Roddy’s bundle

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    Calstar WCS 760L custom rod

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    Red crab this late?

    Anybody else seeing them or hearing of them? I’ve called BS without pics already but a buddy that lives a bit south of Rosorito has said they are seeing red crab inshore and out to the rockpile Another buddy came back from fishing the nados on Monday saying there were a ton of red crab in the...
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    SD customs strikes again! Bamboo bass rod

    I’ve had this virgin H.L LEONARD 8’ bamboo blank that came in its original H.L original rod tube: labeled, dated postmarked, and shipped from factory. It authenticity was verified and off to the races it went to find its new home. But after a long saga of backstories and heart break. The dream...
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    Are old glass heavy saltwater fly rods desirable?

    I ask Just asking because..I’m not a fly guy? But have a tremendous amount of virgin grizzly glass fly rods (the first sage rods ever made by Don green), even some of his first fenwick collaborations from the late 50’s and 60’s. 1 piece & 2 piece rods. Please let me know because I’ve been slowly...
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    Are old glass fly rods still desirable?

    Please let me know, Just asking because I’m not a fly guy! But I have a tremendous amount of virgin grizzly glass fly rods (the first sage rods ever made by Don green), even some of his first fenwick collaborations from the late 50’s and 60’s. Singles, 2 piece & 3 piece pan fish trout rods.
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    Who made these reel seats? And what were the name of these old Fuji’s?

    So I picked up an older original (SD) Gusa 70HP. And it has this rad little reel seat on it. It looks like and aftco, but is small and unmarked. In comparison; Its slightly larger then a varmac NF1 size reel seat. I’ve seen them around and always liked their look. Any ideas or answers, would be...
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    Monday islands? Anybody need to fill a seat fishing for yellows at Coronado on Monday ?

    Anybody poking around Monday in the flat calm after the storm? Anybody thinking of going to biat some of those big yellows down there at the nados? There currently catching yellows right now. From a few radio chats on 72 I’m having . Need to fill a seat I’ve got bait ice gas let’s do this! Anybody
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    Monday’s looking great, Anybody going out?

    Monday’s looking real glassy! I mean it is the calm after the storm… WHO KNOWS what could be out there or seen/found.. tuna love a good tussle some of the best fishing I’ve ever had was the day after.. Anybody thinking about taking a look see? Monday’s forcasting out real nice!
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    What lure is this??

    Through wire to a swinging treble to a single in the back. Feels like it has a bronze head to a hollow core. It’s heavy and would sink and pitch as you thumbed the spool. Swims rad! 🤙🏻👍🏻👌🏻Someone’s got to know cheers! And thank you
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    Chocolate Sabre SM80 R.B is a BEAST. Plus other weekend finds.

    I just want to make a shout out to Sabre for making this beast of a rod. It’s a chocolate Sabre SM80 R.B (roller bait) rod. It’s one of their IGFA 80lb rod with a uni spoofer reel seat butt. I’ve never held or seen one and this rod is a MONSTER. I’d fish 130-150 oven 200lb on it. It makes...
  14. SMYLEE

    Islands 7-16-22 rockpile/islands/water hazards/ full day of NatGeo

    No fish photos but look at these ropes we pulled off the S9 -I don’t believe in taking the big old bottom creatures knowing how old they must be to of gotten that size in the first place! (Besides lings and reds) Rockpile: beautiful blue warm 70* water…. -3 lingcod all just shy 👌🏻 Of 22”...
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    Dang…. Glad we slowed down to take a look.

    Went out today and obviously it was socked in,Do to the heat on shore causing me Eddy to appear. Was out the gate early and running @25 knots across the glass top. When we spotted what we thought was a mini kelp stringer.. but it wasn’t, found a second about 50 yards south from the first….. man...
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    Old penguin rods WTB

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    Silaflex book

    Anyone got the book laying around here in SD? That can answer a few questions? Literally 1-2 questions??
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    Just sold boat in line waiting on the next upgrade.. I need to get tight on tuna

    I’m in the middle of boats right now and really need to get tight on a tuna. But I’m a private boat fisherman better then a shared rail. I understand all the upkeep and maintenance aspects of keeping a boat going and what it takes to make a trip come together. IF ANYONE IS GOING OUT. For tuna...
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    Does anyone know? Conolon vs silaflex side by side.

    Can anyone tell me… better yet show me examples of how to tell silaflex apart from conolon? I’m pretty sure it’s not possible because silaflex bought blanks from EVERYONE.… sooo for once and for all to set the record straight. Besides someone putting a decal on the blank saying silaflex . Can...
  20. SMYLEE

    To cut or not to cut….

    I’ve always said never cut ANYTHING. But for the first time I’m considering it. I’ve got the Supercutta 11’6 , But now have just found a 12’3 Glasscutta(Skinny butt ulua,CUI size Rod.) I’m a giant fan of lami’s and I don’t want ruin such a great stick! But this cut down to 9’6 would be sweet…...
  21. SMYLEE

    LR fishing Sabre set

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  22. SMYLEE

    50-130 cow rod $120 OBO

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    Roddy BR80

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    Sabre 610h uncut

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    Goals… now time to fish.

    Just leaving some nonsense laying around… it’s basically how I feel since achieving these weak goals! But hey finally found the whole gang. Slightly proud slight happy supper stoked. But feeling ridiculous in a weak pursuit that’s a long time coming. One day some day they will be gone so I...
  26. SMYLEE

    3jay Kennedy fisher 890

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    Chance at trophy bonito!

    It’s time for trophy hunting! This year fellas the bonito schools have been massive as alot of us have encountered. But I’ve CAUGHT, seen and witnessed limits of 15-18lb bonito a few times this year alone. Now about this massive school I’ve heard it’s moved up into US waters… possible world...
  28. SMYLEE

    BONITO where you at

    If I was to spend the next few days looking for that vast bonito school off our coast where would U start. Ive been off the water for a week, and things change. Anybody got that bone knowledge! This school is holding some jumbos and some trophies. In the bonito realm. If anyone is looking to...
  29. SMYLEE

    Blonde Roddy BR80 (or sell)

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  30. SMYLEE

    Brand new factory harnell 701

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  31. SMYLEE

    WTB Shimano speed master ii fighting star

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  32. SMYLEE

    Any one headed to SD from HB area?

    Anyone coming this way the next few days possibly will to bring down a little tiny reel for me on your way down I’ll meet you at the landing with a new jig in hand!
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    Harnell 701 8’1 show pony

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  34. SMYLEE

    WTB shimano triton Speed master TSM ii FS

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  35. SMYLEE

    What kind of Shimano Triton is this?

    Which model triton is this? I know there’s a decent amount of models out there? This one’s narrow in general and all my searching comes up with the wide spool… not what I’m looking for… How are my chances at finding one that’s mint? Or in great condition ANY CHANCES OF FINDING A MINTY ONE???????
  36. SMYLEE

    Silaflex glass vs conolon any way to tell the difference

    Do any of you awesome glass guys have any info on telling the difference between an unmarked silaflex glass side by side to conolon glass. Side by side…. Without markings. What if any are the tall tell signs of silaglass??? Every glass has it signature tell. So any way to say: That’s a...
  37. SMYLEE

    Calstar GF90j popper rod

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  38. SMYLEE

    Dream lamiglas build! Complete!

    KEPT IT SIMPLE! (5 years later) Just got back my lamiglas 526 blank… That’s right a 526 7’1 25-60lb I’ve always had a vision of a split grip 527, but with this little more back bone that the 526 has it was game on. A good friend of mine turned me onto a new local wrapper named Curtis who’s...
  39. SMYLEE

    New wrapper out in east county SD santee!

    Any SD anglers out in santee/ east county there’s a new wrapper his names Curtis and his company is called SD,Customs ! Check him out! He’s got a great turn around and wraps a great fade! But he just made a dream build of mine come true! A split grip lami 526! More on that rod in the rod...
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    Info on old guides.. does anyone have extra

    Anyone know anything on these guides? Who made them and what they were called? I’m looking for a few extra in different sizes/an extra set. And info would be much appreciated thank you! I’m in need of 1 badly and am considering 3 Total do to being loose and aren’t in the best of shape and I’d...
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    Original Sabre label

    I know it’s a tall ask! But does anyone have an original vintage Sabre label? For sale or does anyone have any good copies? Pm please…. Thank you
  42. SMYLEE

    White glass Kennedy build.

    Looking for Rick Hoffman I’ve got a rod wrapped by him in/on 7/99 anyone know of the man.. on here:? Here’s his John handy: and wraps Great shaved down handle with the classic Varmac NF2 reel seat! Its like I’m fishing a brand new Terez rod! BEAUTIFUL… thank you Rick from down the line! I...
  43. SMYLEE

    WTB Garcia conolon Skipper special 8’

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    Old guide ID help. I’m looking for a clean set as well

    I’m looking for a set of these old guides. But first I need to know what brand/manufacturer they are, and thier time frame if popularity. Looking for a clean set for a restore of a great rod. Any help would be great. (*if this should be in vintage fishing forum please move it mods🙏🏻🤙🏻 )
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    529 model number

    I’m under the impression that there were a few rod manufacturers besides lami that used the 529 model number? Can anyone shed any light on who the other rod manufacturers were? Also did any of them make their blanks 1-2” longer or even a few inches shorter then 9’ exactly? Was is only neptuna...
  46. SMYLEE

    Inshore Gator/ OB bull kelp 3/12 + (3/13 for even bigger PB)

    3/12 Late start today pushed off at 8:15. Went real simple. My brother and I only went with 2 sticks each 1 jig stick 1 dropper. Did a quick hit on the washing machine for some decent calico action on plastics . Made the move over to gator and fished the Rapala CD30 in Mack. On the 540. Managed...
  47. SMYLEE

    What’s the biggest fish you’ve landed on a 660? Picked up a beauty

    Let’s all be honest here! There was a time we’re the short rod was king! Must have on all trips! The rage now is the rail rod at 7’6 and nobody even thinks of pumping on a shorty any more! But with all of the collective experiences In fishing out there over the decades! There had to be some...
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    Shedding light on a hidden gem! Happy hunting!

    Kingfisher was a rod manufacturer out of Phili back when conolon was in NJ they were usuing the same glass as Truline roddy and lamiglas. They’ve got an 8’ musky/pike rod line up out there in the world and even some east coast saltwater stuff. I’m only bringing this up because they’ve got some...
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    Rod/glass ID help fellas!

    Here’s another one! 7’6 easily 50/60lb yo-yo beast of a rod! I’d be willing to take on a cow with this stick! I know everyone was using phenolic glass(red) all over the states back in the day so it’s a long shot. But when you look at this does anything ring a bell? Here is near the tip And the...
  50. SMYLEE

    How do you fish your 540?? Taking insight

    Today I picked up my first 540 ever a 10’2 chocolate Sabre. Are you guys fishing all mono on this? Light jigs light line anybody push this pass 30lb mono routinely?
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    Sabres good glass trade or sell

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    Who grew up fishing Islandia sportfishing? If this rod could talk! Just looking for stories!

    Anybody fish these rentals back in the day? It's a sabre 670 from 1979! I'm interested in hearing if anybody else has stories of the good old days fishing these colors. I know their fleet was very different at that time. Great captains great fishing! Hopping to jolt some memories out of anyone...
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    Anybody out there fishing a 196-8' or a BR80 or a lami 228?

    Anybody out there fishing these light line 8' rods for tuna? I've got all 3 but never find myself taking them with me. My lemon lami 228 has more glass in it, then the others but I'm not to keen on the thought of fishing 15/20lb on an 8'... is there anyone out there that doesn't leave home...
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    Blank ID

    Sorry if it's in the wrong forum. Butttt I've got a 6' 30lb rod. That obviously has no identifiable markers. Under butt cap and xwrap. It's black graphite spiraled over greyish // (very light blue) glass the graphite spiral/flag ends 1' from the tip. Any help would be great. Sorry about the bad...
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    These water temps??? WTF

    Man these water temps are so horribly random and cold this year. I'm slightly getting worried this years going to close early. Unless we're in for a hot autum. Saw 74 degree water for a few days and now we're lucky to find 72... where's this 78 degree water at. I went down to hit the surf and...
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    Offshore BF 6/17-20 new favorite bait!

    Been fortunate enough to take several family friends fishing during this insanely awesome bite and weather window. Light line 30lb long soak size 1 circle hooks. Sinker rig 50lb anywhere from 150'down to 250' for bigger fish. Lucky enough to limit out everyday and spend some quality time with...
  57. SMYLEE

    Progear Yellowtail special Rod Rec. and up to date thoughts and stories.

    Ok so about 5 or so years ago I bought a BNIB progear YT special. It's gold and aperently I NEEDED IT. At the time🤦‍♂️. Once obtaining it, I changed the drags out to the 5+1 ultimate upgrade set. Filled it with something like 4-500 yards of 65lb braid. Replaced the clamp with a backbone rod...
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    Offshore 475 5-12 bigger Yellows with a mako cherry on top!

    Went out yesterday found 58 degree COLD water all the way down. 226-302-371-425. Tones of patties all dry... So we drove south till we hit the temp brake. finally found 64 degree clear blue beautiful water on the knuckle. About a mile south of the 475 proper we found a giant patty full of YT...
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    WTB Truline LM6

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  60. SMYLEE

    Cinnamon sabre Help info needed

    Hello fellows. Any cinnamon sabre guys out there? Any info on their history. And factory runs. I've now picked up my second cinnamon sabre. Which I got from a local BD native! Which is a beautiful stroker 660 20-50lb.... and now I've got an itch. A cinnamon itch that I just can't shake. Has...
  61. SMYLEE

    Offshore 4-29 on the 475

    Went out yesterday for the first offshore trip of the season. Launched at 5. With the best bait I've ever had EVER.. very few anchovies all the size deans and at least 30 Macks, (only 1 bait rolled). And wow what a doozy just the amount of wildlife we saw. Was worth it. But traveled out to the...
  62. SMYLEE

    Full set of kunnan hot rail blanks

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  63. SMYLEE

    Sabre grafast 196-7'

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  64. SMYLEE

    WTB 8' Ranger Contender

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  65. SMYLEE

    Truline Cobra glass VBG 6

    I've got a cow killing 6'3" truline VGB 6 cobra glass that I'm basicly not going to use. Do to the fact I love my EX 6455XXXH WAY- to much. I've seen the YF cows that were caught on it and man would I love to hang one BUT!!! I'll pass my cow days are behind me unfortunately. (In fact I'd gladly...
  66. SMYLEE

    Truline cobra VGB 6 thin wall

    I've got a cow killing 6'3" truline VBG 6 cobra glass that I'm basicly not going to use. Do to the fact I love my EX 6455XXXH WAY- to much. I've seen the YF cows that were caught on it and man would I love to hang one BUT!!! I'll pass, my cow days are behind me unfortunately. (In fact I'd gladly...
  67. SMYLEE

    How old is this GUSA??

    Simply put? Anybody might know what the circa is on these GUSA's Labeled 85 Mega mag prototype 40. I've gots its brother as well labeled the same but with 20-40 IMO it out matches the modern day Mega's but that's just me. Pics below (am I wrong at guessing 25yrs+. I don't know. I do know the...
  68. SMYLEE

    Anybody in SD able to wrap a 12'

    Hello! Is there anyone who's got a big enoght set up to wrap a 1 piece 11'8 rod.. I'm looking to get it back in the game. Looking for a local SD wrapper. Help me restore history! Pm me!!! Thank you!
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    Light line Rootbeer Roddy. Searching for rod model info. Inputs needed?

    Hey fellas got another rod blank ID question. Anything info would be AWSEOME. It's a rootbeer blank looks like Roddy hunter glass/Power Master rootbeer glass mixed with a kennedy but with a fenwick thin walled butt tapper. So I haven't a clue to its oragins. As there are no markings. I just...
  70. SMYLEE

    3 Roddy's

    Moving out the Roddy's to someone who might love them more then me. Looking to trade for anything 8'+ Sabre, Fenwick, lamiglas, conolon, truline, etc! even older glass seeker/Calstar, Anything that's older glass SOMEONES GOT SOMTHING COOL! Rods are all factory - BR-295 (2 piece) 9'5 * GREAT...
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    Roddy's for trade

    Moving out the Roddy's to someone who might love them more then me. Looking to trade for anything 8'+ Sabre, Fenwick, lamiglas, conolon, truline, etc! even older glass seeker/Calstar, Anything that's older glass SOMEONES GOT SOMTHING COOL! Rods are all factory - BR-295 (2 piece) 9'5 * GREAT...
  72. SMYLEE

    Fenwick 9' Seahawk Californian 30-60 jig stick

    Looking for fenwicks reddish E-glass Seahawk Californian 9' 30-60 jig stick anyone got one they don't mind parting with... Here's a photo
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    Offshore Here's a good read of Escaping earthly reality to enjoy the wet worlds harmony while a sucsseful Scouting mission 1/7

    Went SW towards a temp break but the fog was THICKKKKK. So we altered the coarse towards the corner. As we where headed north the AIS said there was a ship ahead as we were slowly moving we started hearing fog horns blaring from 2 directions. (There were 3 cruise ships out there, only one had...
  74. SMYLEE

    Offshore 11/12 San Salvador knoll

    Pushed out of the slip at 7 grabbed 2 of the best scoops of bait I've had all year. Not one piece rolled all day. All were cured and firey. Followed a temp break south found a nice size patty a mile south of San Salvador knoll filled to the brim with as many YT as you wanted. Turned to YF off...
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    Offshore W371 FOUND IT!

    Short.. WO bite YT,bonito,YF mixed in dodo. Launched at 6. Back in the slip buy 3 **Sorry fellas I don't have the #s but it was just west of the 371 proper. Find a patty holding it all dodo,YT,YF,bonito. Got down there after fishing monster size patties. And dozens of large ones as well. For...
  76. SMYLEE

    Seeker honey tip help? From seeker history buffs

    Rod: Seeker persuader honey tip! CLB 704-7' 12-20lb So I picked this rod up still in its plastic sleeve basically. Anyone know any history or an era/date. I figure is from the 90's do to it's made in American sticker. And man it's in PERCECT condition. The sticker has never the day...
  77. SMYLEE

    Offshore 182 10/8 quick run

    Heard some rumors about skippys At the 182 so yesterday my brother and I made the crossing around noon after the front hit land and the seas calmed down a bit but was still a Super mixed up swell very hard going west, very wet ride. Got to 182 found 3 beautiful patties full of micro yellows and...
  78. SMYLEE

    Offshore STUCK TO THE PLAN 10/2

    Plan: GO WEST.... Went straight west stopped on the 43 proper and there was a paddy holding wide open dorado, YT, bonito, skippys. The YT were 3-30+ lbs. For the life of us we couldn't boat one of the jumbo YT they'd straighten a #1 circle hook or pop the line after they came close winked gave...
  79. SMYLEE

    Truline 710. Info needed

    I bought this project because it was beautiful glass Ended up scoring a truline 710 after years I've finally removed the butt cap today and spent an hour taking off the old handle grip tape. (Used ever method possible) but still took an hour finally was rewarded with the little info I needed to...
  80. SMYLEE

    Teacher needed... ambitious and patient learner here

    Ok the rod wrapping class isn't happening much obviously... and Any teachers out there willing to teach... I've gotten all my blanks and old glass rods, I was ready to learn new wraps and take some pride in some new and old rods but.... I'm not a mud hole watch and repeat kinda guy. These...
  81. SMYLEE

    Seeker STL8030-8'CT...IDK...anyone feedback needed got anything to say good or bad

    Short: what the [email protected]€k do you use it for.. and what's your perfered way to fish it? Line, reel, purpose? Anyone out there love these sticks and why? MY QUESTIONS: Ok so like 2 years ago I was at the seeker booth and had a little extra cash to burn. And they TOTALLY sold me on the Stealth 8030...
  82. SMYLEE

    Penn surfmaster 100 and 505. Complete or kits

    Looking for any penn surfmaster 100's out there. It can be stock Or parts like Newell kits/ aluminum spool. Or looking for a tanked out one that your willing to part with. Drop me a pm. The search is on. Also looking for a tanked put 505!
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    Penn 505 tanked out.

    Looking to buy a tricked out 505 if anyone has one they don't mind detaching from! Hello! Pm me let's talk
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    Penn surfmaster 100 and or kits/parts

    Looking for any penn surfmaster 100's out there. It can be stock Or parts like Newell kits/ aluminum spool. Or looking for a tanked out one that your willing to part with. Drop me a pm. The search is on.
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    Offshore Anything on the 9?

    Anyone see/find/catch anything on the 9 besides the bones at the beginning of the season. I've hear rumors of foam but fishing tails will always exist. Any reports any info?? Much appreciated... thinking about being that guy who's going to there the day it happens I'm planning on working it...
  86. SMYLEE

    Vintage lure ID help? And also story time share.

    So I got in a great convo with a guy the other day about a set of irons he was looking to shed. We got to talking and going through the box of gems (a few being my all time favorites "original christy 1's") and after a solid hour or more of chatting about fishing back in his days and some of the...
  87. SMYLEE

    Offshore Late 7/24 paddy saves the day

    Pulled out the slip at 5:15 to hop into a 45 minute bait line.. Went to the corner worked 8-west of the 43 then out past the fleet. Metered fish everywhere but nothing took. Unloaded a scoop of chunck before we decided to head south east back towards the barn. As we finally decided to pull off...
  88. SMYLEE

    Cousins blank questions/quest..

    I know their no more. Yep got it old news. But any one out there familiar with their blanks as in real familiar. Also does anyone happen to know anyone from cousins I can speak with. I got a sweet blank from one of our local favorites BD'rs this week. It's a cousins ER 20-8'. It's 8'2 and has a...
  89. SMYLEE

    Where'd the giant bones go!

    Anyone having any luck finding them giant bones we had in our water back during the red tide. I had 3 over 15lb 1 at 18.9lbs and 1 at 20.4lbs all the rest were 8-12lb has anybody found them?. Trust me I've looked. Apparently not in the right places. I can't wait for there fall inshore return👍🏼
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    One and done. PL 5/29

    Today brother and I hit PL for some tug action. But honestly couldn't find them. Worked the tides worked the birds. Had a stovepipe cuda on the Taddy C that came unbuttoned but through everything else out for them for nada. Water was nice there was about a dozen boats seen on the water so it was...
  91. SMYLEE

    5-22-20 bird school

    Left yesterday with only jigs and jig sticks. For some running and gunning. Looking for cuda, bones and YT Plan was to get 2-4 miles off the coast and troll until we spotted some bird nados. In which we run and gun for. Got a mile outside the jetty cleared the fugly water put the trollers out...
  92. SMYLEE

    Chocolate calstar?

    Ok does anyone know anything about a chocolate calstar? It's 8' and has the white stripe/ flag down the center. I'm under the assumption that it's a sabre because I've never seen a chocolate calstar! So anyone know anything about these. * sorry the pics won't load
  93. SMYLEE

    To many electrical systems. Marine electrician needed

    Sorry if I'm on the wrong forum I've got auto pilot, simrad sysstems. Pot pulling... the list goes on and on. Electrical systems in my boat that's from when I used to be commercial. Everything is still there but not functioning. I don't even know what I'm looking at here. And I'm just trying to...
  94. SMYLEE

    Marine electrician needed.

    I've got auto pilot, simrad systems. Pot pulling... the list goes on and on. Electrical systems in my boat that's from when It used to be commercial. Everything is still there but not functioning. I don't even know what I'm looking at here. And I'm just trying to strip it all off to simplify...
  95. SMYLEE

    Phenix black diamond 809XHJ $150

    Phenix black diamond PSW 809XHJ 8' 25-60lb $150 pick up San Diego
  96. SMYLEE

    LB Ulua 93h fished

    If you know you know if you don't you don't. Fat butt LB Ulua 93h it's been fished! If your a wrapper it would be a good rewrap but it doesn't need it. Can be fished as is for seasons to come $350 Located in SD. Pick up only Possibly trade for a decent star brag.
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    (Seeker) Blank ID help and wrappers info

    Hello all! I just picked up this beautiful rod. With an amazing chevron job (IMO) I was told it was a Seeker blank by the guy who was selling off his collection. The glass looks like it. But once I took the butt cap off, I've never in my day seen a Seeker blank that has this thick of walls. And...
  98. SMYLEE

    Help.....Acid wrapping, guide input

    I'm looking for components right now I want to acid wrap a virgin kencor 5'6 707XXH 30-80lb magnaglas blank. And I'm all turned upside down here with way to many options I'm leaning towards fuji's LC or LXR series. But again I've now seen to many guides to many options yet I've spoken to know...
  99. SMYLEE

    Offshore 5-2-20

    Yesterday went out to the corner and beyond. Wow 50 miles of red tide. I've never seen such a thing. Big swell lots of wind. No bueno¡! There was a band of blue water in the middle just before the 182 the water hit 69 degrees and we found breezes upon brezzers of massive bonito schools. We...
  100. SMYLEE

    What to do with my pointless calstar.

    I've had this 20lb class IGFA roller guide unibutt Calstar. That's just sat and sat and sat in the corner for years now. I don't know what to pair it with. I don't know what to do with it.... yea yea just fish it every one of my friends says. Before I had owned the rod, it was part of a IGFA...
  101. SMYLEE

    Let's talk sabre! Socorro special!

    Socorro specaial who's got one! How badly is it loved and coveted! Who's had the pleasure of railing in a monster with one? Any butt pics out there! I wish I could unwrap mine and get a photo for you addictes but she's corded and turked out. She got her pants on so tight, but you can still see...
  102. SMYLEE

    Accurate Fury 400 Narrow

    Looking for a little Accurate Fury 400n narrow. Doesn't have to be BN. Want to get my wife use to casting with a conventional reel.
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    Fishing is now prohibited 3/25/20

    I just got off the phone with lifeguard/harbor patrol . ALL RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES are PROHIBITED. Even if your by yourself. Fishing is being considered a non essential activity and falls under recreational. All recreational activities are prohibited. The only thing i can do according to them...
  104. SMYLEE

    Drag question? Contoura

    hello Okuma. I know they weren't out for to long but I've got a set of your Magged Contoura reels in the 20 and 30 size. I was looking to replace drags in my 203 and can't find much info at all on them. Any recommendations? I might be mistaken but aren't they the same drags as in the grey...
  105. SMYLEE

    Offshore 12/1/19 WO YT Bite on pattys

    Went out in search of some giant BF we where given some #s on but didn't find them. Launched from the slip at 5:30 got the greatest scoop of bait I've ever been given! (There were 8 macks Included) Drove out to the 182 then turned SW till we got to the knoll. Lots of life. (And the conditions...
  106. SMYLEE

    Shimano TLD30 2 speed $120

    Shimano TLD30 2 speed with 60lb on it in great shape $120
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    Seeker 196H 8' 15-40lb honey classic (mint)

    Seeker classic series 8' 196H 15-40lb honey blank original still with "made in USA sticker" it's mint! Asking $180 for rod it's perfect for tossing a dean or a taddy 45. Great glass rod with parabolic curve Have a less then a season old Shimano TLD15LD with new 25# mono $60 Or $225 for combo Or...
  108. SMYLEE

    Or trade WHOPPER STOPPERS MINI. Calstar WS3

    BRAND NEW never fished just got it at the end of season and I don't plan on putting any 7 gills on it with my upcoming shoulder reconstruction so best offer gets it. Will trade for a new speedmater II. Asking $250 its 20-50lb line rated which means you can catch anything... it's BRAND NEW.
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    Where are the bonito?? (Just read)

    so it's tuna time and the bite finally is acting normal..., FINALLY! So we're the bonito anybody in SD find them. I'm hearing of fantom schools around the whistler that are unfindable. But has anyone really found them... (I know it's not fall yet) but they can still be caught now, SOO three...
  110. SMYLEE

    43 intel? Anyone out there today?

    Any intel out on the 43 or the 182? Any personal intel from our community would be greatful cheers!
  111. SMYLEE

    Original Long Beach Seeker blue glass, EX 6455XXH

    Original Long Beach Seeker blue glass rod: EX6455XXH 80-130 cow killer. Hand wrapped the old fashioned way. This has only 2 BFT on it 1 cow and 1 at 100lbs then set up to as a mantel piece. Absolutely beautiful rod in all honesty I can't fish it because of that but somebody out there can and...
  112. SMYLEE

    Newell 533-5.5

    serviced and ready to go. Aluminum Handel and fresh 40lb (400yrd) This reel is almost out of the box 10/10 on a 5.5 30-80lb classic sabre rod great pairing for $200 (reel alone $160)
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    Baiting a surface thresher shark how to?? (SD)

    so as I was coming across the international reef from the islands the other day I/ we FINALLY saw one of these threasher sharks everyone keeps seeing and calling out over the radio. Swimming on the surface with its dorsal out of the water. So naturally I said game on; let's catch this monster...
  114. SMYLEE

    Need to rent or barrow trailer

    I need to rent a trailer in order to service my new boat lower end. Does anyone have a unused trailer I can rent or if you have a boat you can use my slip. Will need for estimated 1 week... any and all help and info will be much appreciated. Trailer has to be 21' or longer Any direction someone...
  115. SMYLEE

    Need to rent a trailer 21' or larger

    I need to rent a trailer in order to service my new boat lower end. Does anyone have a unused trailer I can rent or if you have a boat you can use my slip. Will need for estimated 1 week... any and all help and info will be much appreciated. Trailer has to be 21' or longer Any direction someone...
  116. SMYLEE

    Want to rent 21' or larger trailer

    I need to rent a trailer in order to service my new boat lower end. Does anyone have a unused trailer I can rent or if you have a boat you can use my slip. Will need for estimated 1 week... any and all help and info will be much appreciated. Trailer has to be 21' or longer Any direction someone...
  117. SMYLEE

    Evinrude mechanic trade for fishing trips

    honestly... I've re- gasketed the enitre motor. Fixed the major problems and now I'm left with just the little ones like (the stuff so simple , that I don't know even were to look) I can add cash but I figured if there's a Evinrude guy out there familiar with the ocean runner 225 2 strokes that...
  118. SMYLEE

    Wanted evinrude mechanic help for fishing trips.

    honestly... I've re- gasketed the enitre motor. Fixed the major problems and now I'm left with just the little ones like (the stuff so simple , that I don't know even were to look) I can add cash but I figured if there's a Evinrude guy out there familiar with the ocean runner 225 2 strokes that...
  119. SMYLEE

    NIB Boss Magnum 270 need help

    hello! It's me again! I SCORED! As an accurate fanatic I just got a brand new 270 E series in the box!!! I'm looking for any comparison reel info drag! Line cap, ect ect. And what can this machine handle! I've ALWAYS wanted one of these. I'm going out Tuesday night for bluefin and just want to...
  120. SMYLEE

    BN Daiwa Seagate 35H $100

    Brand new Daiwa Seagate 35H fully spooled with 50lb spectra. Short 20lb top shot. Never saw water no clamp. Beautiful reel. $100 pick up in SD
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    Torium 30hg BN

    brand new Torium 30hg went on one boat ride never even rigged up. Has clamp local pick up in SD it's BRAND NEW. All reasonable offers considered
  122. SMYLEE

    Info needed contura series 20&30 size

    im looking at a couple contura reels. How old is that series and how easy it to service. In the aspects that there older models that are hard to find parts for. Anyone know there drag ratings. Both for the 202cs/303cs are they worth picking up? At $140
  123. SMYLEE

    BN Torium 30hg

    ive got a BRAND NEW Torium 30hg that honestly I have no use for. It's bigger then anything I'm going to be fishing for that my 20 can't do. I have no use for it it was an impulse buy I thought at the time I needed.... it's new WITH CLAMP. been on one boat ride never even rigged up. Never even...
  124. SMYLEE

    5' Okuma rod

    any laying around out there? I'd love to pick one up. It can be either the pursuit or the convector version. It's the 5' 15-40lb black and purple rod. I'm in need of a new panga rod. And my last 5' pursuit. Lasted forever and landed giant fish. The 15-40lb rod handled plenty of all pelagics and...
  125. SMYLEE

    Pursuit 5' rod

    any laying around out there? I'd love to pick one up. Or do you guys have a new version coming out? I'm in need of a new panga rod. And my last 5' pursuit. Lasted forever and landed giant fish. The 15-40lb rod handled plenty of all pelagics and up to 200lb sharks with ease. I'm in need of...
  126. SMYLEE

    NIB Boss Magnum 870

    i got a brand new in the box Boss Magnum 870...I know I know.. it can't be new. But it is. I can't find anything on it beside 32lbs of drag. Any and all info would be amazing. The gear ratio is 4:6.1, it's single speed and doesn't have the accucast (magnetic) feature. I'm thinking 50-65 lb...