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    Seeker Blue Lighting Series 2 15-25lb

    BCSW 808-8' T 15(20)25 pound line rating. Asking for $100 firm. It's my sons rod text him at 858-602-8360
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    1984 Chris Craft Sea Hawk - Completely Rebuilt

    Here is the thread on Barrett's complete rebuild and customization of this killer boat: http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/here-we-go-again-1984-chris-craft-sea-hawk-rebuild.338531/ This boat is set up perfectly for fishing SoCal and has all the bells & whistles (to many to list - see...
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    Calstar 100jc PERFECT CONDITION

    My son is selling his Calstar 100jc 20-50 line rating. On the water once caught 1 bonito. Perfect Condition $150 contact him at [email protected]
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    Seeker Blue Lighting Inshore Series 2

    My son is selling these contact him at [email protected] There are 3 rods $100 a piece 1. BCSW 807-8' T Line rating 10 (12) 17 (Good/Great condition) 2. BCSW 858-8 1/2' T Line rating 15 (20) 25 (Good/Great condition) 3. BCSW 808-8' T Line rating 15...
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    Seeker Blue Lighting Inshore Series 2

    My son is selling these contact him at [email protected] There are 3 rods $100 a piece 1. BCSW 807-8' T Line rating 10 (12) 17 (Good/Great condition) 2. BCSW 858-8 1/2' T Line rating 15 (20) 25 (Good/Great condition) 3. BCSW 808-8' T Line rating 15...
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    Shimano Teramar TMC-100XH Deckhand Rod For Sale!

    I am selling a Shimano Teramar TMC-100XH Deckhand Rod that could pass as brand new and was only used once. $200 Firm.
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    Calstar Grafighter 800XLH, GG690J & BWC100J Rods For Sale!

    All rods are factory wrapped and in excellent condition: Calstar Grafighter 800XLH: $190 Sale Pending Calstar GG690J: SOLD Calstar Black 100J: $150 (used once)
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    Super Seeker 6470 & 6465XH For Sale!

    Both rods are factory wrapped and in excellent condition: Seeker "Super Seeker" 6470: $230 Seeker "Super Seeker" 6465XH: $250
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    Phenix Black Diamond & Black Diamond Hybrid Rods For Sale!

    All rods are factory wrapped and in excellent condition: Phenix Black Diamond 866L-ISA: $180 Phenix Black Diamond 867ML-ISA: SOLD Phenix Black Diamond 868MH: $190 Phenix Black Diamond 869H-XF: $190 Phenix Black Diamond Hybrid 886L-ISA: $230
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    Huge Rod Sale!!! Phenix, Calstar, Seeker & Shimano!!!

    All rods are factory wrapped and in excellent condition: Calstar Grafighter 800XLH: $200 Calstar Grafighter 800L: SOLD Calstar Grafighter 800M: SOLD Calstar Grafighter 700MH: SOLD Calstar GG690J: $190 Calstar Black 100J: $150 (used once) Phenix Black Diamond 866L-ISA: $180 Phenix Black...
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    Shimano Saragosa 10000F

    I have a practically brand new Shimano Saragosa 10000F filled with 240 yards of 65lb Izorline Spectra for sale. I used it on my boat twice the past 2 years. It is 10/10 cosmetically and mechanically. I had it serviced at Ken's Custom Reels in January 2015. New the 10000SW reel would run...
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    WTB Calstar 765L - Factory Wrapped with Ringed Guides

    Let me know if you have one you would like to sell.
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    WTB Calstar 765L and/or 700H Rod

    Factory wrapped with ringed guides in good/great condition. Let me know if you have one...
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    SoCal Offshore Trolling on Private Boat - Ringed or Roller Guides?

    I am relatively new to boat ownership and am currently using 2 Calstar 765L rods with roller guides for trolling. My reels are Penn Baja Specials holding 400 yards of 80lb braid with enough 60lb mono topshot so the braid is not off the reel when trolling. When on a fish with the roller guides...
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    Trailer Ball Coupler

    Anyone know someone that can help me get this old school trailer ball coupler fixed/replaced quickly? The reverse lockout sliding pin I highlighted in red has completely fallen apart and the trailer ball coupler is just swinging. I am going to eventually buy a new trailer for my boat but in...
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    WTB Calstar 765L and 700H Rods

    Factory wrapped in good/great condition. Let me know if you have one...
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    What rod length do you prefer for private boats?

    I used to solely fish on the cattle boats up until last year when I bought my first boat (23' center console). All of my live bait rods are 8.5' or longer (up to 40lb) which worked great fishing on the cattle boats but have found them to be a little excessive fishing off my skiff. I am...
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    WTB - Phenix Classic Swimbait Rod - 711MH

    Let me know if you have one and want to part with it.
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    Selling some nice gear!!!

    Here is what I am looking to sell (for now): - Shimano Tranx 500HG: Like new condition / filled to the top with 65lb Izor solid / $350 - Shimano Trinidad 14A: Like new condition / filled to the top with 50lb Izor solid / $350 - Shimano Trinidad 20A: Like new condition / 200yds of 65lb...
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    Loret-SLOW!!!

    Just got back from Loreto on Tuesday. We were down there for 5 days with a big group of guys for an annual dorado tournament. The weather was great, wind was down, water was warm, tequila was tastey and food was good. The biggest dorado caught on the 3 days we fished was 25lbs. Next biggest...
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    Looking for a Riffe Baja #4

    My son is looking a Riffe Baja #4. If anyone has one and wants to sell it please let me know.
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    Seeker 6485 8' 6" Deckhand Hand

    Excellent condition Seeker BSC6485CT 8' 6" rod for sale. Great surface iron rod for yellowtails in SoCal. $150 firm.
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    Indoor Boat Storage in San Diego

    Looking for affordable indoor boat storage in San Diego. Let me know if you have any recommendations. Thanks!
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    Loreto Trip in July - What Gear to Bring?

    I posted this in the main Mexico forum and am hoping to get some additional feedback as this section looks more active. Will be heading down to Loreto in mid July for 4 days of fishing. A buddy of mine told me that I am limited to bring only 4 fishing rods & 4 reels when flying into Mexico...
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    Loreto Trip in July - What Gear to Bring?

    Going to Loreto for the first time in July. Want to bring my own gear but am not sure what works best down there. Sounds like the main target is dorado this time of year but wanted to know if I will have a good shot at tuna and yellowtail as well. If so, I would imagine I would need some...
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    WTB Accurate BX-600NN (4:1 Ratio / Single Speed)

    Let me know if you have one you would like to sell.
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    Heading to Maui in February. Shore Fishing?

    Heading to Maui with the family this coming February and would like to do some shore fishing while there with my son. We will be staying in Kaanapali but will have a car and can travel. Would be great to hook up a papio (or ulua) but will take any fish that will play. Would like to use...
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    Weather Forecast

    Heading out on the Shogun for an 8 day trip on Sunday. Just checked out the weather reports and looks like it is going to be a rough one this coming week. Hope the fish still bite...
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    Daiwa Saltist 30T or BG35H Star Drag

    Looking for one in very good condition. Let me know...
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    Seeker 6480, 6485 or 270H-8

    Looking for one of these rods with deckhand grip in very good condition. Let me know...
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    Proud Dad!

    I just wanted to brag a little about my 12 year old son Derek. Derek and two of his buddies went fishing on the Point Loma last Sunday by themselves. I was on the Mission Belle that day and when I got back to the dock, Derek and his buddies were there waiting for me. They didn't land any...
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    Okuma Cruz popping rods

    Anyone have any experience with these rods? I am interested in hearing how it compares "action-wise" to the Okuma Makaira popping rods.
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    Crazy Footage - Bluefin at PEI

    Check this out: Aquarium Day Raw Clip on Vimeo
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    Do you guys double up your 50lb live bait rigs?

    I already have all of my jigging (yoyo & surface iron) setups for trips up to 10 days covered. When it comes to live bait rigs, I have (2) 30lb, (2) 40lb, (1) 50lb, (1) 60lb and (1) 80lb/100lb rig in the racks and ready to roll. My question to you guys is how important do you think it is to have...
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    How much line needed for fishing 80# dropper loop?

    Can I get away with fishing my Accurate BX2-30N for dropper loop? It certainly has the drags to be able to lock it down for grouper and big yellowtails off the bottom but am concerned about the line capacity. I have not done any dropper loop fishing for groupers (have for yellows in shallow...
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    Is there a need for a 60lb set-up?

    I have brought a 60lb outfit on most of my long range trips and have never used it. I would just jump up from 50lb to an 80lb rig if big ones were around or it was a wide open bite. So my question is, is there really a need for a 60lb rig? If so, when/where would you use it?
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    Will Accurate offer the Dawg's in single speeds?

    Just wondering as I am in the market for a jigging reel and don't want a 2 speed.
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    Vertical jigging rod good for SoCal yoyo iron too?

    Wondering if anyone uses vertical jigging rods with traditional SoCal yoyo irons (Tady, Salas, etc). The jigs are typically 5-8oz's (140g to 220g) and the technique is straight grind so I would imagine it would be fine. Just trying to limit the amount of gear I would bring on a long range trip...
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    Super Seeker 270H-8 Rod

    SALE PENDING WITH DAN K Factory wrapped with titanium turbo guides. Fished only a handful of times. Looks brand new. Perfect 25lb & 30lb rod for live bait. New rod will cost $340 at Charkbait. I will sell for $190 firm!
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    Shimano Tranx 500HG

    Shimano Tranx 500HG: $400 (sale pending with jeffzou) Cosmetics - 10/10 Mechanical - 10/10 Filled to the top with 65lb Izorline Spectra Fished 2 days Could pass for brand new reel
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    Phenix Hybrid 888MH Rod

    I have an excellent condition factory wrapped Phenix Hybrid 888MH rod with woven deckhand grip. I do not have pictures but assure you this is in "like new" condition. $325
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    Super Seeker 270H-8 Rod

    Factory wrapped with titanium turbo guides. Fished only a handful of times. Looks brand new. Perfect 25lb & 30lb rod for live bait. New rod will cost $340 at Charkbait. I will sell for $190 firm!
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    50lb flouro to 50lb braid???

    Wondering what everyone's thoughts are on running the same line rating flouro as braid backing. Good idea? Bad idea? Why?
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    Calstar 800H with reel seat

    Let me know if you have one to sell...
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    How many yards of line for 40# & 50#?

    For long range fishing with live bait for tuna (Alijos, Lupe, etc). How many yards of line do you want spooled on for 40# & 50# reels?
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    Anyone from BD going out on the Condor 1/5 day this Saturday?

    My son Derek and I will be on it. Already getting my gear set up...
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    97 Bigeye Tuna on 2 Day Apollo???

    Anyone see the 8/28 Fishermans Landing report for the Apollo 2 day trip? Said they caught 97 Bigeye tuna. Is this true???
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    8/25/12 - Steady pick on dodo's all day

    Headed out from Dana Landing at 5am on Saturday. Bait line was long but the sardines were in very good shape. Hightailed it out to the 182 and found a few paddies with nothing on them. Continued to the 43 where my buddy had some coordinates on a kelp paddy that produced big time the day...
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    Calstar 700M, 700MH, 700H and 800H Rods

    Let me know if you have one of these Calstar rods and are willing to part with it. These will be gifts so they must be in good condition without rust around guides.
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    Trolling Reel Question...

    I am looking to get 2 trolling reels for my all-roller Calstar 765L rods (rated 30-80lb) for offshore trolling out of San Diego on private boats with 50# mono. I also would like my son to be able to use these same reels on longer range trips for 40# and 50# live bait duties. I am thinking...
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    Offshore on 7/28 on the Point Loma

    With Coronado Islands being out of the questions due to the Mex Visa situation, the crew decided to head offshore to go paddy hopping. It was a limited load boat of 20 people and all but 2 of the passengers were willing to make the trip offshore. The 2 people were given refunds and went on their...
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    Bluefin on 1.5 day trips

    Probably going out early next week for some of the bluefin on a 1.5 day trip. Read an recent article on the board about tips for gear and fishing for bluefin. It said to bring 30-60lb outfits. I went out last year and had to go down to 15lb flouro to get bit. Is the bite now much less picky? I...
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    Shimano Teramar 100XH

    Let me know if you have one you would like to sell...
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    Installing a reel seat on deckhand rod

    I have a factory Phenix Black Diamond Hybrid PHD888MH with the cord grip and would like to have a reel seat installed. Is this possible without taking off the guides? What am I looking at cost-wise to do this?
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    Phenix Rods & Surface Irons

    I just purchased a Shimano Tranx and want to throw surface iron with it. I spooled it with 65lb braid to the top. Now I need to get a 9' rod wrapped with a reel seat that will handle Tady 45's, Candybars & Salas 7X's. Was thinking about the Phenix Abyss 909 but it seems to soft to throw...
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    Proud Dad...

    My son Derek (12 years old) got a job as a pinhead on the Point Loma this summer. We have been fishing with Captain Ron, TJ, Cory and Jen for the past 12 months and the whole crew has got to know him well. The other day Captain Ron asked if he would be interested in being a pinhead. Needless...
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    Need some advice...

    I just purchased a Shimano Tranx and want to throw surface iron with it. I spooled it with 65lb braid to the top. Now I need to get a 9' rod wrapped with a reel seat that will handle Tady 45's, Candybars & Salas 7X's. Was thinking about the Phenix Abyss 909 but it seems to soft to throw...
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    Phenix 809H & 909XH Rods

    Let me know if you have one that you would like to sell...
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    Which Shimano Trinidad A for 25# to 30# Live Bait - 14A or 16A?

    I will be loading it to the top with 50lb braid (short flouro leader) and using it for just for local SD islands and offshore live bait fishing. Been looking at the Trindad A reels and can't decide between the 14A and 16A. I like the small compact size of the 14A and it has plenty enough drag...
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    Torrey Pines - May 15th & 16th

    Went down to Torrey Pines with my son (Little Man) and we killed the perch and yellowfin croaker. Good numbers to be had once you found the right spots. Tons of small sand crabs but we resorted to the gulp worms. First cast on the 16th I landed a nice size bean. First one of the season for...
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    Which 7' Calstar GFTR for 80# - 770H or 770XH?

    Both are rated at 60-100 so am not sure which would be best for 80#. I have a 60# outfit so this will be a straight 80# and maybe jumped to 100#. Let me know your thoughts...
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    Cabo Surf Fishing In February

    I will be heading down to Cabo in a week and have done some research on what to target this time of year fishing from shore. Sounds like this will be prime time for Sierra and Kroc's, Kastmasters and surface plugs are the top choices to throw. My question is what rods & reels would be best...
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    Surf fishing rod

    I am heading down to Cabo in a week and want to do some surf fishing for Sierras. Looking for a surf rod that will throw spoons a mile from shore. Let me know what you got and how much you want.
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    Calstar 700H Factory Wrapped

    Let me know if you have one in good condition you would like to sell...
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    Calstar 690J -or- Seeker 670-8 Deckhand Rod

    Let me know if you have one and are willing to sell...
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    Calstar or Seeker 870 Fiberglass Rod

    Looking for a christmas present for my son
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    Daiwa Saltist 30T

    Looking for a Christmas present for my son
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    Super Seeker 270H-8 Rod

    Factory wrapped Super Seeker 270H-8 in excellent condition. It is 8' Long and will fish 20lb-30lb line no problem. This rod sells for $340 at Charkbait. I'm asking only $210 and it could pass as a new rod.
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    Calstar 6480 Deckhand Rod

    Got the reel!!! Now I need to get a rod to cast surface irons for my son. Thanks...<!-- google_ad_section_end -->
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    Saltist 30T Reel & Calstar 6480 Deckhand Rod

    Need to get a local surface iron rig for my 11 year old son. Thanks...
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    Avet Pro EX 50 Topless Reel + (2) New 100lb Seaguar Premier Flouro Wind-Ons - $375

    Sold Pending Payment I am selling a Silver Avet Pro EX 50 Topless reel. It is loaded to the top with 130lb braid. This reel has been with me on a few long range trips and is in great condition. I had it serviced last winter at Ken's Custom Reels and it has not been used since. Willing to let...
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    Avet Pro EX 50 Topless Reel + (2) New 100lb Seaguar Premier Flouro Wind-Ons - $400

    I am selling a Silver Avet Pro EX 50 Topless reel. It is loaded to the top with 130lb braid. This reel has been with me on a few long range trips and is in great condition. I had it serviced last winter at Ken's Custom Reels and it has not been used since. Willing to sell it for $400. I will...
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    Avet Pro EX 50 Topless Reel

    I am selling a Silver Avet Pro EX 50 Topless reel. It is loaded to the top with 130lb braid. This reel has been with me on a few long range trips and is in great condition. I had it serviced last winter at Ken's Custom Reels and it has not been used since. Willing to sell it for $400. I will...
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    Avet HX 5/2 2-Speed Reel

    I am selling a blue Avet HX 5/2 2-speed reel. It is backed with 80lb Jerry Brown hollow spectra. I have used this reel maybe twice and it could pass as brand new. I had it serviced last winter at Ken's Custom Reels and it has not been used since. SOLD
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    Avet & Daiwa Saltiga & Shimano Curado Reels

    All reels have been serviced by Ken's Custom Reels and have not been used since. All reels include original reel clamps (except Curado) Avet MXL 2 Speed / Silver / 50lb Izorline Braid / (Like New!) - SOLD Avet HXJ 2 Speed / Silver / 65lb Momoi Diamond Braid / (Like New!) - SOLD Avet HX 2 Speed...
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    Seeker & Calstar Rods

    All Rods are Factory Wrapped: Super Seeker 270H-8 / 8' Long / 20lb-30lb - This rod sells for $340 at Charkbait. I'm asking only $220 and it could pass as a new rod. Seeker Black Steel 6470 Grabowski - Sold Calstar 6460XXH All Rollers - Sold Calstar 800M / 8' Long / 20lb - 40lb - Sold...
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    Avet 50SDS & Avet 30W

    I have two reels in excellent condition. 30W looks brand new. Both have been serviced by Ken's Customer reels and not used since. Avet ProEX 50SDS - Silver - Loaded to the top with 130lb braid - $400 Avet ProEX 30W - Black - Loaded to the top with 130lb braid - SOLD!
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    Open spot for WSB in San Diego tonight?

    Let me know if you are going out and have an open spot. Thanks, Jeff
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    Fished the Point Loma Last 2 Days

    Great captain and crew on the Point Loma. Fished it the last two evenings and had great calico bites. Last night was full limit style fishing. Tonight was a little tougher due to a light load of chovies. If we had more it would have been another crazy night. Still caught plenty of fish and...
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    Avet Pro EX or Okuma Makaira

    Which would you get? I keep hearing alot about the Makaira but are they as good (and reliable) as the Avet Pro EX30/2 and Pro EX50/2 SDS for cows? Pricewise they are about the same...
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    Which Trinidad A reel would you use for live bait fishing for albacore?

    Reel will be loaded with 40-50lb spectra and short topshot of 25lb flouro.
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    Pacific Queen 2 Day to Catalina - June 25 & 26

    For my sons (Derek) 11th birthday I decided to surprise him and take him on a 2 day trip to Catalina looking for some WSB on the Pacific Quest (thanks for the boat recommendation Spike!). The longest trip he had been on before was an overnight tuna trip last year where the entire boat got...
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    Staying in Catalina on July 4th Weekend - Want to FISH!!!

    My son and I are staying in Catalina on July 4th weekend and want to try catching some of the white sea bass. Anyone know of a boat that would pick us up in Catalina? I saw a few private charters out of Avalon but they run $175 - $250 per hour. Way too much money for me. Would be willing to...
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    Phenix Black Diamond 808MH or 868MH

    Let me know if you want to part with one of these...
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    Looking to get a quiver of Phenix rods

    Want to get your input on which rods for my applications/line ratings. All will be used for fishing yellowtails and tuna with live bait (except Calico rod) wth all reels loaded with braid to the top with a short flouro topshot. I fish the drag on my reels at about 25% of line rating to help...
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    Abu Garcia Revo Toro 50 or 60 for yellows?

    Want to get a light set-up this year for cast straight braid on the new larger size Waxwings for yellows and am wondering whether or not you think I should go with the 50 or 60 size reel? Also, should I go with the "Winch" model with 4.6 gears or the standard Toro with 5.4 or 6.4 gears.
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    Thinnest diameter high quality 50# braid?

    Want to spool up a few of my reels with 50# braid and want to maximize the capacity on them. Anyone know what the thinnest diameter high-quality braid would be? Will be running it to a short piece of flouro for live bait...
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    Calstar 800H Factory Wrapped

    Let me know...
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    Best place in San Diego area to have reels serviced?

    Have a bunch of reels (Avet's, Saltiga's and Curado's) that need to get serviced. Who would you recommend in the San Diego area to service them at reasonable prices?
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    How many yards of line for 30#, 40# & 50# reels fishing live bait?

    What is the ideal amount of line (in yards) that I should have spooled on my reels for each of these line classes while fishing live bait on long range trips for tuna?
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    Casting Straight Spectra/Braid... Few Questions

    I am going to set up one of my Saltigas to cast straight braid and was wondering whether to use 50lb, 65lb or 80lb braid. Should I use solid or hollow? What about brands? Do some cast better than others? I use JB Hollow and Momoi Hollow on most of my reels now but all have longer topshots so...
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    Shimano Curado's & Waxwings for Yellowtails

    I have a few Curado's that I use mainly for bassing and an occasional yellowtail. The drags seem to fade rather quickly when connected to a moderate size YT. I have bought some of the Waxwing jigs and want to throw them at boiling yellowtails. I would ideally like to use my Curado but am open...
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    Calstar 870 or Seeker 970 Rod (Conventional)

    For my 10 year old son...
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    Spectra Knot Break Strength

    Decided to practice my mono to spectra knots last night and test their break strength. I was using 50lb Izor Sectra with 40lb PLine CXX mono. Knots I used were the Albright, Reverse Albright and Tona Pena. After tying the knots I would take them to my scale and do straight pulls (no fishing...
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    Shore Fishing in Kauai

    Going to Poipu (south shore) soon and would like to do some shore fishing. Any tips on what to use? I have plenty of Krocodiles, Megabiats and plastics. I also have a few of the new Shimano Waxwings. Anything else you would recommend? Any tips on where to go fishing around Poipu?
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    Which Accurate Reel for 30#?

    Which of the following would you choose?
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    Small compact reel for SoCal yoyo fishing

    I have an Avet HXJ that I have used in the past but would like something smaller and more compact for yoyo fishing around SoCal on 1-3 day boats using spectra with a short top shot. I was thinking about an Accurate BX-500XN. Any other reel recommendations?
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    40# Tuna Live Bait - BX2-400 or BX2-500

    Which one would you use for 40# live bait fishing for tuna?
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    Yo-Yo Fishing - Short or Long Mono Topshot?

    Want to get your thoughts as I have always used a long mono topshot (approx 100 yds) with spectra backing for yoyo fishing. I would like to buy a new small reel specifically for the yoyo. I am looking at the Accurate BX-500N but for capacity, would need to run mostly spectra to a short top...
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    Graphite USA 70 Monster Mag Blank - BLUE

    Selling a rare blue GUSA 70 Monster Mag blank (30-60#). $90 OBO.
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    7' 25lb Rod with Deckhand Grip

    Let me know...
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    Line capacity for 40# & 50# at the Lupe

    Since the Lupe is a long soak, what do you feel is the ideal line capacity for 40# and 50# reels?
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    50# Live Bait Rod

    What would you get for a 50# live bait rod using straight spectra to a short flouro topshot?
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    Factory-Wrapped 80# Galstar Grafighter or Super Seeker

    Which factory wrapped Calstar Grafighter or Super Seeker with ring guides (non-rollers) would you use for 80# dropper loop / heavy bait applications?
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    Seeker Black Steel Blowout - Only $99 for 196-7 & 270-7 rods!!!

    Was just at Fisherman's Landing Tackle Shop and they had quite a few Seeker Black Steel 196-7 (10#-15#) and 270-7 (12#-20#) rods on sale for $99.
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    Ride share?

    Let me know if you would like someone to tag along and help pay for gas & bait the week of April 5th. I'll bring the cigars...
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    Accurate BX Extreme or Daiwa Saltiga for 20# & 30#

    Single speeds being considered. Let me know which you would fish with for 20# and 30# with spectra backing.
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    Calstar 700H & 800H rods

    Prefer factory wrapped. Thanks!
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    Which Accurate BX2 reel for 20#, 25# and 30#?

    Which new Accurate BX2 reels would you use for 20#, 25# and 30#. All reels will be spectra backed with mono topshots.
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    Avet HX - Loose ball bearing from???

    I was loosening my drag knob and went to far. The knob came off and when I went to put it back on a ball bearing fell out. For the life of me I can't figure out where the ball bearing goes. Any idea?
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    Calstar 700MH

    PM me if you have one and would be willing to sell it. I prefer factory wrapped. Thanks!
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    Bought a couple of Calstar 765L's with rollers and...

    Got a great deal on a few Calstar 765L's (rated 30-80lb) with rollers for local trolling. I'm heading out on a 10 day on 11/14 and want to know what you thought about using one of these rods for a 50lb bait and the other for a 50lb yoyo/wahoo rod. Will the rollers be a huge hinderance for either...
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    Calstar 700H, Calstar 800M and Calstar 800L rods

    PM me if you have any of these rods for sale. I prefer factory wrapped. Thanks! UPDATE: Got the 800L (Thanks John!) Still need the 800M and 700H (could use a 700MH too)...
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    Wind-on topshots for upcoming 10 day trip...

    Leaving on the Q105 on 11/4 and want to order some wind-on top shots. How many should I plan on bringing for each pound class (40lb - 100lb) to cover my 10 day excursion? Also, what size/type of hooks should I get and how many of each? I only have up to 2/0 covered now (owner ringed...
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    One rod to handle both 40lb and 50lb yoyo?

    I'm going on a 10 day trip in November and would like to have a dedicated yoyo set-up to fish 50lb. However, most of my fishing is done locally where I would most likely use 40lb to yoyo with targeting smaller fish. I was thinking about using a Super Seeker 6470 (the 6470H is sooooo stiff) but...
  116. heatmiser

    Seeker 6470H or 6465XH

    Looking to buy one of these as a back-up 50lb rod for my upcoming trip. Either a Super Seeker or Black Steel. Let me know...
  117. heatmiser

    Thoughts on the Excel...

    My 11/3/09 10 day trip on the RRIII trip just got cancelled. I am in need of booking another trip and wanted to get your thoughts on the Excel as they have some upcoming long range trips open. I did a search and didn't see much good (or bad) about them. Are there better choices out there? If...
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    Anyone use a Avet JX on a Super Seeker Ulua 93H?

    I couldn't get my JX to fit on this rod. My HX fits but would rather use the JX. Anyone have tips on how to fit the JX on?
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    PLine CXX - Do you go by their rated test strength?

    With the PLine CXX rated so conservatively on line test strength, do you adjust accordingly when spooling your reels? In short, do you spool your 40lb reels with 40lb PLine CXX even though it is more like 50lb?
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    How important to double up?

    I am planning on going on the RRIII 10 day in early November (Charkbait sponsor). I have finally aquired the following gear (see below) and am wondering how important it is to double up on rigs. If not really necessary, I would rather not drop the extra coin. 30lb - SS 6480 w/ Avet MXL 6/3...
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    Avet Pro EX 50 or EXW 50

    Going on a 10 day in November and need a cow reel. Let me know if you are willing to part with one...
  122. heatmiser

    Avet JX 6/3 and Avet HX 5/2

    Going on a 10 day in November and need some back-up gear. Let me know if you are willing to part with them...
  123. heatmiser

    Super Seeker or Black Steel 6470 and 6470H rods

    Going on a 10 day in November and need some back-up gear. Let me know if you are willing to part with them...
  124. heatmiser

    Which Super Seeker Ulua?

    Going on a 10 day trip in a few weeks and am on the fence between the Super Seeker 9'3" and 10' blanks. Which one is going to be easier to launch 7X's and 45's for an intermediate caster? Seems like the 10' has a softer tip. Does this make it easier to cast? Would the 10' be able to handle...
  125. heatmiser

    Which Super Seeker Ulua?

    I have a Calstar 690J for throwing the small surface. I want to get a Super Seeker Ulua for the bigger ones fishing 40lb - 50lb. what size Ulua would you go with?
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    How to fit Saltiga 40 on Ulua rod

    I went to get the Ulua rod and brought my Saltiga 40 reel to the store to make sure it fits. The standard bracket didn't work and tried a special $60 bracket from Daiwa and that didn't work. Anyone here have a Saltiga 40 mounted on the Ulua rod? If so what clamp are you using?
  127. heatmiser

    Calstar GG90J or Seeker ULUA93H

    Which one would you choose to fish surface iron with for 40/50lb? Calstar GG90J - Rated 30-60lb Seeker ULUA93H (Black Steel) - Rated 30-60lb
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    Which rod for dual purpose 50lb - yoyo & live bait for tuna

    I was thinking the SS6470H but went to Charkbait and the sales rep told me it wasn't a good yoyo / live bait tuna rod and more for throwing wahoo jigs. He then showed me the Calstar 865XH and said it would be perfect for 50lb yoyo & live bait for tuna. I looked on the board here and everyone...
  129. heatmiser

    100lb Avet Reel - Which one?

    Which Avet reel for 100lb top shot on 130lb spectra fishing for the big tunas? 30, 30W or 50?
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    If you were to double up, which one???

    I already have 2 20lb set-ups. I also have a 25lb, 30lb and 40lb outfit. I will mainly fish 1-5 days out of San Diego. Which one would you double up on (25lb, 30lb or 40lb)? Part of me says get a 30lb straight (Avet MXL & 6480). Another part of me says get a Avet JX 2 speed with a Calstar 700M...
  131. heatmiser

    Never been on a 3 day trip. What to expect?

    Going on a 3 day trip next weekend on the Holiday out of Point Loma. Most I have done before is an overnight. Here is what I currently own for rods/reels: 20lb: Avet SX with Seeker Inshore 858 25lb: Avet MXJ with Super Seeker 270H-8 30lb: Avet MXL with Super Seeker 6480 40lb: Avet JX...
  132. heatmiser

    Need an extra out of San Diego for Saturday?

    Mellow 40 year old wants to go feeshing this Saturday. Can leave Friday afternoon/night but have to be back by Sunday morning. Will help pay for gas, bait and ice as well as help cleaning. "Will work/pay for feesh"
  133. heatmiser

    What is your favorite 1.5 day boat out of San Diego?

    Never been on one and would like to jump on one sometime soon. Looking for a great crew who will put us on the fish. Could care less about accomodations...
  134. heatmiser

    Catalina Tips

    Going out to Catalina for the first time with my 9 year old son who is a fishing fanatic. We are going on a friends 68 foot yacht (not a fishing yacht) and are docking in the harbor at Avalon. They have a little skiff (15" maybe). They said we can fish off the yacht in the harbor and take the...
  135. heatmiser

    Antbody fish the Avet Magnetic Cast Control reels yet?

    In the market for a 20lb reel (plastics & krocs) and a 40lb reel (surface iron) and was thinking about grabbing the Avet SX 5.3 MC & Avet JX 6/3 MC but would like some input from people that have used them. I don't have an educated thumb and don't get out enough to master the skill so please no...
  136. heatmiser

    Shimano Curado 300DSV

    Is this a good reel for running straight braid and using as a 20lb reel for local San Diego yellowtail and dorado? The drag is rated plenty but would imagine capacity would be the main issue. Thinking of using it with straight 50lb Izorline spectra with a short topshot of 20lb flouro. Any...
  137. heatmiser

    Fishing the kelp beds - Tips?

    I am going out with a few buddies next weekend on an 18' ski boat to fish the local Point Loma kelp beds and targeting Calico's. Does anyone have any tips and techniques to use while fishing the kelp? I was planning to use 5" fish traps but will take any other recommendations. Thanks for the...
  138. heatmiser

    Local Surface Iron - Calstar GG690J or GG90J???

    I am going to add a rod to my arsenal specifically for throwing surface iron offshore here in San Diego (302, 371, 425). I was looking at the new Calstar GG690J (20-50lb) and GG90J (30-60lb). I was leaning more towards the GG690J because it feels as though the tip would load up better for the...
  139. heatmiser

    Best brand braid for casting plastics on baitcaster?

    I'm going to buy 2 Shimano Curado 300E's and want to load them with braid and a 3'-4' mono topshot for throwing plastics in the kelp. What brand of braid casts best? I also heard that running 50lb braid is the way to go as it casts better than ones rated lower. Is this true?
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    Anyone have room for 2 or 3 people on 8/12???

    Myself and possibly two buddies would like to head out with someone who is looking for additional people on Tuesday, August 12th. PM me if you have space. If you can't take the three of us, we can scale back to just two...
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    Saltiga or Saltist for my SS 6480 rod...

    Just bought a SS 6480 (20lb - 40lb) and plan to use it as a dual purpose rig for live bait (30lb) & surface iron (30lb & 40lb). I am looking for a Daiwa reel to match. I am leaning towards the Saltiga 40 but wanted to know the difference in terms of casting between the a Saltiga 40 and the...
  142. heatmiser

    Playin' hookie. Can I bum a ride?

    I have some flexibility the remainder of this week so if anyone is looking for someone to head out and help with gas let me know. Thanks!!!
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    Super Seeker 270H-8' - Anyone fish this?

    Anyone here fish with the Super Seeker 270H-8' rod? I picked one up but haven't fished it yet. I was planning to use it for a 25lb live bait rig. After pulling on it and other 25lb rods, the flex seems more like a 20lb rod. Any thoughts?
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    Super Seeker 270H-8' or 980-8'...

    Which would you choose for a 20lb - 30lb live bait rod? It will mainly be used for 25lb but would like to go up to 30lb or down to 20lb with topshots if needed. I originally posted this in the Fishing Chit Chat thread by accident. Sorry for double posting.
  145. heatmiser

    Super Seeker 270H-8' or 980-8'...

    Which would you choose for a 20lb - 30lb live bait rod? It will mainly be used for 25lb but would like to go up to 30lb or down to 20lb with topshots if needed.
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    What pound test for calico bass fishing

    For fishing local kelp beds around San Diego and out at the islands, what pound test do you use? Is straight spectra preferred to cut the kelp? Was thinking about picking up a Shimano Curado 300 and a Seeker Inshore 808 (15lb - 25lb) and running either 15lb or 20lb. Any thoughts???
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    Saltist 30TH for casting 40lb?

    I've been looking for a 40lb reel to use for casting surface iron. I was told to go with the Saltist 40H but I really like the feel and size of the Saltist 30TH. With a 75 yard topshot of 40lb mono, approximately how many yards of 50lb (or 65lb) braid will fit on the 30TH? Would this be...
  148. heatmiser

    20# & 30# or just a 25#?

    This will be used for live bait fishing from San Diego on party boats and private skiffs for inshore & offshore spots. Should I get a 20# & 30# rig or can I get by just fine with a single 25# rig with spectra backing and use topshots of 20# & 30# as needed...
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    What would you choose???

    I am relatively new to saltwater fishing and have recently purchased the following: - Avet MXJ 5.8 + Shimano Teramar TMC-X80MH = 20lb set-up - Avet HX 5/3 + Calstar 700H = 50lb to 60lb set-up My next step is to find 30lb & 40lb general use rig(s). I am going to use these to fish inshore &...
  150. heatmiser

    Which Calstar Grafighter rod for the Avet MXL???

    I am purchasing an Avet MXL and plan to use it for 30lb. I am looking for a rod that will work good for both live bait and throwing iron. I really like the Calstar Grafighter rods but want to get your feelings on which would be the best rod for my application. I have it narrowed down to the...
  151. heatmiser

    What do you think of these set-ups?

    I am going on a 7 day trip down to the Midriff Islands in August and am going to get some new rods/reels for the trip as well as a 20lb rig for local pier/kelp bed fishing in San Diego during the summer. What do you think about these pairings: 20lb: Avet SX 5.3 with Shimano Teramar TMC-X80MH...
  152. heatmiser

    Midriff Islands in Sea of Cortez - Gear Recommendations Needed

    I have been fishing San Diego Bay for the past few years with a 10lb rod/reel setup. I am hooking up on a 7 day mothership/panga trip out of San Felipe down to the Midriff Islands in August and need some recommendations on what gear I should to bring. Here is what we will be fishing for: Dorado...
  153. heatmiser

    Midriff Islands in Sea of Cortez - Gear Recommendations Needed

    I have been fishing San Diego Bay for the past few years with a 10lb rod/reel setup. I am hooking up on a 7 day mothership/panga trip out of San Felipe down to the Midriff Islands in August and need some recommendations on what gear I should to bring. Here is what we will be fishing for...
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    Rod Recommendation for Avet MXL

    I have a Avet MXL with 30lb mono and am looking for a rod to match. I live in San Diego and mainly go 1-2 day trips. I would like a single rod that will be a good compromise for fishing live bait and throwing surface iron. I was thinking the Seeker SC800 7 1/2' rod or the Seeker SC670 8' rod (or...
  155. heatmiser

    Good inexpensive boat for La Jolla kelp beds...

    I was going to go the kayak route but am considering buying an inexpensive boat capable of fishing the local San Diego kelp beds instead. I have a 7 year old son who loves to fish and a boat would allow him to come with me and be much more comfortable than on a kayak. My budget is between...
  156. heatmiser

    Reels for fishing kayaks in La Jolla

    I am looking for two new reels for a kayak set up to mainly fish La Jolla and northern Baja. I have the Avet MXJ but heard that they are not a good idea for kayaks due to corrosion. I have heard good reviews about the Daiwa Sealine X-SHA series due to their corrosion resistance. Any other...
  157. heatmiser

    Newbie needs help on Avet reel...

    I used to fish quite often many many years ago. I have just recently got back into fishing this past summer in San Diego Bay and off Ocean Beach Pier. At the beginning of summer I purchased a Shimano Citica reel (10#) with a Shimano Clarus rod and have been having a blast fishing for bonito...