I'm not sure why you made mention of only "west coast" ideas. I'm not trying to start shit but can we not have an opinion on this coast?! Hell, I see a lot of Penn products anytime I step on a boat. Plus, I've already seen the mention of a 15x in a star drag. Something I commented about when the lever drag first came out. You need ideas, ask all. Your consumers are world wide ya know!
I understand now Steve. Thank you for the clarification! Much appreciated! Anyone over here to send input to?No offense meant!
There are other people compiling ideas for many other areas.
As they are more familiar with those other areas than I am; I yield to their knowledge and experience.
My input is generally west-coast specific, as that is my background, and carries the most weight for me.
Certainly "general improvements" that help everyone, like higher-grade metals for gears, etc. etc, are not coast-specific. I won't pass those suggestions up.
Techniques like "Slow Pitch Jigging" and "Long Fall Jigging" are gaining traction on different coasts at different rates.
The majority [though not all] here at BDO are indeed west coasters, so I am trying to find out how enthused they are for that kind of specialty gear [for example].
Here’s my take Steve that I shared last month when a fella BD’rs ask for what New for coming FHS & ICAST;All,
The ICAST show will be here in just a few months [OK, in July!].
What new reels and rods [or changes/mods in current models] in the PENN lineup would you like to see?
I need some ammo for the product development meetings we will have there.
I am primarily asking about "west coast" ideas, though ideas and changes that make overall improvements are also great.
Some do. I have two 5 piece 11ft Daiwa surf rods and lots of 4 piece 9ft fly rods. Spigot ferrules work great. All fit in a standard suitcase. Beats the hell out of flying with the long rod Tube especially if you have a connecting flight. Especially if that fight has to go through Atlanta where your rod tube will get lost for sure.And why do none of the travel rods that are available fit in a checked bag?