Hello from Central NYS - Stripers247.com Forums
 
Striped Bass Fishing Site Map | Contact Us | Fishing Log Software | Fishing Online | Advertise
to UPLOAD: please register or login

Go Back   Stripers247.com Forums > MAIN FORUM DISCUSSION > New Member Introductions
Forgot Password? Register Now!!

New Member Introductions Please introduce yourself to the members of Stripers247.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-25-2011, 08:42 PM
jimmoon jimmoon is offline
Official Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5
Default Hello from Central NYS

Hi,

I fish in the finger lakes, lake ontario, and in the 1000 islands mostly. I travel to coastal cities several times a year and want to start surf fishing.

I just purchased two albright 4-piece travel rods that need to be paired up with reels. I noticed that the tip guides are noticeably lower than the other guides at the tops of the rods. Is this normal for conventional surf rods? They are 8'6" 1/2-2oz.

I'm looking at the avet sx series, daiwa millionaire or saltist and the penn squalls. I like the idea of a two speed reel.

Anyway, nice to be here and I'm looking forward to meeting people and learning all kinds of new stuff from you all.


Best,

JM

Last edited by jimmoon; 07-26-2011 at 10:14 AM. Reason: rod is rated to 2oz not 4oz
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 07-26-2011, 08:58 AM
JakeF's Avatar
JakeF JakeF is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: New Bedford, MA
Posts: 5,895
Default Re: Hello from Central NYS

Hi Jim and welcome to the forum!
Those are all pretty good reels. I've heard mixed reviews about the quality of the Penn Squall, with several reports of paint flaking off after only one or two uses. Granted, that is only a cosmetic flaw, but still disconcerting to me. The only thing I don't like about the Daiwa millionaire reels is that the pinion gear is stainless steel, but the main gear is brass. I'd prefer that they both be of the same metal, otherwise the softer gear is bound to wear more quickly. IMO, 2 speed is completely unnecessary for striped bass surfcasting and just one more thing to fail.
Good luck and be sure to let us know what you decide on and how you like it.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-26-2011, 12:24 PM
jimmoon jimmoon is offline
Official Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5
Default Re: Hello from Central NYS

Hi Jake,

I agree that a two speed would be another thing to break (like a level wind). I was thinking that a two speed would be nice for musky fishing. The hi-speed setting could be nice for burning lures over the tops of weeds. The single speed Avet SX is in the middle speed wise and about $100 less so that's sort of what I'm leaning towards. They're made in the USA. I don't have the opportunity to try anything before I buy it where I live.

Any thoughts on why the tip guides are set lower on both rods? The rods and cases look great btw for $79 delivered.

JM
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 07-26-2011, 12:32 PM
JakeF's Avatar
JakeF JakeF is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: New Bedford, MA
Posts: 5,895
Default Re: Hello from Central NYS

Quote:
Originally Posted by jimmoon View Post
Any thoughts on why the tip guides are set lower on both rods? The rods and cases look great btw for $79 delivered.

JM
I'm not a rod builder, but we do have several of them around here. Perhaps one of them will chime in on that question. What exactly do you mean when you say that the tip guide is 'set lower'?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-26-2011, 02:25 PM
jimmoon jimmoon is offline
Official Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5
Default Re: Hello from Central NYS

It looks like if the line was dead center going through all the guides it would rub on the top of the tip guide. Probably not an issue at all. I always look down the guides when I get a new rod and I don't remember seeing that before. If it throws as good as it looks I'll be very happy.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-02-2011, 11:53 PM
jimmoon jimmoon is offline
Official Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5
Default Re: Hello from Central NYS

I tried the rods out last week and was able to throw a 2 ounce bank sinker a little over 100 paces after a few casts with an stock Penn mag 10 reel. I didn't use a shock leader because of the level wind so I broke the line twice when I really tried to heave it. It was my first time using a conventional reel so I was pretty happy. People were looking at me like I was crazy at the park casting across an empty soccer field but I loved it.

Also, I sent an email to Albright asking the same question that I asked here about the tip guides and they responded pretty quickly. They asked if I could send a photo but I told them I was happy and that both rods were exactly the same and worked well. I think it's a sign of good customer service when someone takes time out of their busy day to deal with stupid questions.

Sorry if this is the wrong area of the site to post this stuff in.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
central, nys

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
newbie from central ny fish story spike New Member Introductions 1 06-14-2011 04:55 PM
Good Spots to Net Gizzard Shad in Central Arkansas? StriperHawg Oklahoma Stripers and Wipers 0 01-24-2010 02:35 PM
Good Spots to Net Gizzard Shad in Central Arkansas? StriperHawg Arkansas 0 01-24-2010 02:31 PM
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Striperjim Hudson River 0 05-04-2009 08:04 PM
Spotburn Central Striperjim Hudson River 9 04-24-2009 10:51 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2004 - 2013 Stripers247.com LLC
Affiliated Sites:   Noreast.com   Allcoast.com    2coolfishing.com