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  2. I got lucky I guess, mine spooled up fine. Hope you get it sorted out.
  3. I've found a handful of lures from the bank but the best thing I ever found was a Leatherman Wave multitool.
  4. Hi all, I am playing around with a different braid ideas for my heavy Jig combo, where I have been running pure 16# Sunline Sniper so far. In order to get a bit more line capacity on the reel (new Morethan) I am looking into different braid options. I am still planning to run a 16/18 # fluro leader. Looking for a braid that casts very well (the Morethan is a casting machine and I can easily unspool it when spooled with 16# FC), is sensitive and does not bleed that bad. Considerations so far: * Power Pro Super8Slick V2 Braided Line Onyx * Daiwa J-Braid Grand 8X Braided Line Gray Light * Suffix 832 What are your thoughts? Thanks, Seb.
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  6. To be fair, I caught some good bass after saving up my allowance money to buy the helicopter lure kit as a kid. I still remember one strike in particular where the bass came shooting out from under a dock and just smoked it. I caught more on the helicopter lure than I ever have on Doug Harmon's snake lures. 😂
  7. The 50 E is a pitching reel. Making 50 or 60 yard casts, you're throwing out way over half the spool, more like 3/4 of spool capacity. That's crazy. Get the right tool for the job. Get a 200 size Curado, or a Calcutta, and reel with increased spool capacity. JMO
  8. I am big on sun protection. I know way too many people who have had skin cancer. I wear Under Armour fingerless gloves, a long sleeve Under Armour, Columbia, or Huk shirt, Columbia or Buff buff, and a Tilley sunhat. I've had the Under Armour gloves for 2 years now and they are like new despite many hours if being worn while kayaking and fishing. If you want a new hat, you want a Tilley. I've had mine for 2 years now and it still looks like new. I just toss it in the wash when it needs it. I highly recommend their LTM6 and am picking up a LTM8 this year for hotter weather.
  9. Various casting and spinning rods from multiple manufacturers. Some items has defects, check individual item descriptions below. All rods are prices to move, discount on multi rod purchases. Shipping not included with prices but happy to negotiate anything. Photos upon request. Halo Twilight 7'11" Heavy Action Casting Rod w/ micro guides $80 Quantum Smoke 7'6" Heavy Action Casting Rod w/ micro guides $80 Abu Garcia Veritas 7'3" Medium Heavy Casting Rod w/ micro guides (not pictured) $50 Falcon Bucoo Micro 7' Medium Heavy Action Casting Rod (Trap Caster) $40 -rod is missing one guide, third down from the bottom. Does not affect performance. Falcon Bucoo Micro 6'10" Heavy Action Casting Rod (Pitchin' Stick) $40 Gander Mountain GSX Tournament 7' Medium Heavy Casting Rod $40 Lews Speed Stick Hank Parker 7'Medium Heavy Casting Rod $25 Halo Daylight 7' Medium Casting Rod w/ micro guides $25 Falcon Bucoo Micro 6'6" Medium Spinnin Rod (Open Hook) $40 -rod is missing one guide, third down from the bottom. Does not affect performance Quantum Team KVD Signature Series 7'4" Medium Spinning Rod $40
  10. I like the gear collecting aspect of fishing, bass fishing in particular. Some could call it an addiction ( some did, when I outgrew my garage years ago and built a 30 by 50 metal building to store my stuff in ). I lined the walls with shelves and bought many plastic shoe boxes to mouse proof my collection of extra soft plastics. But hey, if I was extremely partial to the booger sugar, all I'd have to show for it at the end of the day would be a runny nose. I like learning techniques that are new to me and often that requires specific gear that I don't already have. Can't throw A rigs on a pistol grip rod, or larger swim baits on an ultra-light, stuff like that. I know Slider fishing has been around for a long time, I read Charlie Brewer's book when it first came out. I catch more fish throwing sliders now, with the quality gear that I've got now, than what I did in the late 70's-early 80's, when a Skyline Graphite rod was top of the line. Heck, even the 6 lb mono that I commonly throw now is light years ahead of the 6 lb mono of the 70's & 80's. I think that good gear helps you catch more fish. I know that using lighter bait casters lets me fish longer without my wrists getting sore, compared to the Calcutta 250's I used to use. As far as what is considered a "bass fisherman" I think that you can consider yourself anything you want. I frequently consider myself a jerk on one end of the line waiting for a jerk at the other end of the line . . ..
  11. Picked up a Daiwa Tatula 100, 3 Booyah pad crashers, 12lb sniper FC, and 65lb 832 braid.
  12. Looks like I'm going to contact my eye doctor tomorrow about these.
  13. Lews t shirts or anything with a Smallie on it screams style😂
  14. The difference between a good pork rind jig trailer and a poor one is floatation and suttle movements. Leather sinks although the Leather Baits claims otherwise, look at the product at the bottom of the tank, they don't float! I am not trying to promote pork rind trailers and realize they are history and not going make pork trailers for anyone but myself. Tom
  15. I don’t have a dog in this fight, but st Croix makes as quality a blank as you’ll find anywhere. High modulus rods are super sensitive but intolerant of any level of misuse. This includes overloading, high sticking and rough handling. High sticking is any motion that bends the tip past 90* to the butt, which may not involve pointing the tip vertically. In the OP circumstances I think there was a combination of overload and over flex that contributed. IMO honesty is the best policy. Just tell them what happened and ask respectfully what they can do to help. Good luck.
  16. Ask and ye shall recieve "Introducing NEW ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology™, the first-of-its-kind* contact lens that seamlessly adapts to changing light to provide all-day soothing vision.† And, did you know these lenses are one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2018?" "ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ quickly and seamlessly adapts to balance the amount of indoor and outdoor light entering the eye, including filtering blue light** and blocking harmful UV*** rays2,3." https://www.acuvue.com/acuvue-oasys-transition-contact-lenses
  17. I'd throw the Fat Boy, which I have. It's the only one of the Norman lures that can be counted on to run true right out of the package. I've used Norman lures for over 30 years, and that's the way they've been for over 30 years.( I've heard that the Fat Boy isn't even a Norman design, but I don't know that for sure.) The rest of them are kinda like the rich uncle who's always drunk; you tolerate the bad points to get the birthday presents. As much as I've cussed them, Bill Norman's little babies have given me some really nice birthday presents. Pounds and pounds worth. jj
  18. DD22 or Deep Little N
  19. I would be first in line if they came out with polarized contact lenses lol. God I hope that isn't a thing...
  20. I only buy or sell used gear from reputable people. For instance if I posted a rod/reel for sale on this site and you asked me to purchase it I would probably shy away because you only have four posts. My guys looking to rip people off create multiple accounts or fake account ( lots of that on FB marketplace). I also tend to look for guys that have some sort of tournament experience or reputation to uphold. Guys like that sometimes sell their older gear when they're changing sponsors or want the latest and greatest. Chances are if he's got a professional page the last thing he wants to do is get wrapped up in a controversy. This doesn't mean its always a safe bet. NEVER use paypal friends and family, its almost a given that your money will get gone and you won't get what you want. Seldom have I found quality gear at a garage sales. I always tell new anglers that are looking to save money to just buy last years model. 9 times out of 10 its just slight cosmetic changes with a few minor performance upgrades. Do your research first.
  21. Thx, maybe sunglasses should come with a built-in fan lol
  22. Hey did you know ALL Norman lures are made in America? And not just the manufacturing process, but everything. From concept to store shelves, everything is done right in their Alabama and Arkansas locations. Which Norman lure would YOU throw if you were fishing right now?
  23. Usually they include washers ( spacers ) in the box to fix issues with the line laying weird.
  24. Very cool! Put me on your Christmas list :-)
  25. Just got a pair of slack tides the other day. Went for them over a fully enclosed pair like the tuna alley or fan tail which were on my list. IMO the Slack Tide look better as a casual pair than the tuna alley etc. Still want a pair of full wrap around for fishing but those will come with time. That being said when I did have my slack tides pressed tightly against my face I did have a little fog up. Pulled them away and I didn't have an issue all day. I've had similar issues with other brands on hot days that are not open on the bottom. Just think its something that happens to most enclosed wrapped glasses.
  26. Sorry didnt mean to hijack this thread. It can be moved to one of mine or “show your work”
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