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  1. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    I'm an avet guy, but, last year purchased an accurate 400XN. Was late in the season, so only used once with nothing to show for it. I plan on using it with a seeker blank, custom 7' rod, (light-medium). Drifting for fluke and fishing for bass, off the boat during the respective seasons...
  2. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    I just purchased a Shimano Calcutta Conquest 300 and I am looking for a good reliable rod to pair it with. I have always wanted a custom rod so should I go custom or just by one from a store any suggestions will be greatly appreciated thanks
  3. Surfcasting Central
    I'm looking for my first conventional combo. I'm thinking of a 12' rod and a forgiving, low maintenance distance reel. I hear alot about brakes and adding magnets. I want something ready out the box. Is this duable under $100? I fish beaches and piers using 3-5oz and bait. I was looking at a 12'...
  4. Hudson River
    Im not sure if i can't or just do not know how to post a poll, so i"ll do it this way. I was wondering what everyones using for reels on the hudson this year. Please tell if you fish from shore or a boat. And if this is your first year with the reel or if you have been using it and would like...
  5. Buy - Sell - Trade
    Looking for a left handed (so I can use my left hand to reel) conventional surf reel. Any offer considered, no particular price range. Would like it to have some distance casting capacity.
  6. Surfcasting Central
    I'm trying to get my first conventional setup started. Conventional rod reel for the surf, plugging only, no bait. I'll build another Lami Ron Arra. I'm thinking about the Daiwa saltiga surf (conventional model) SASURF30. Seems like a nice (albeit pricey) conventional. Does anybody...
  7. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    Whats the consensus on conventional vs. spinning reels? I've always used spinning but this year I bought a conventional set up. It went pretty well for the first couple of casts but I "bird's nested" it on the next couple of casts. Guess I need a lesson or something.
  8. Saltwater Tackle Shop
    A friend gave me a Penn mariner rod with a Penn 209 level wind conventional reel I was thinking of spooling it up with braided line is this reel OK to have braided line? also what braided line do you guys recommend alot of people are telling me to go with fireline and other say power-pro? Ive...
  9. Surfcasting Central
    I was hoping that someone here might be able to help me out with a recommendation on a lefty conventional reel. I would really like to go with the abu c3, but alas, it does not come in lefty, nor do many of the other abu reels. I'm looking for something with levelwind. Has anyone tried the...
  10. Saltwater Tackle Shop
    I'm lookin go to get a conventional rod for bait and live eels. I would like to ask for your suggestions. It will be paired with a Abu C3 6500. Thanks
  11. Surfcasting Central
    How is tica surf rods? just bought 11ft conventional rod rated 15 to 40 lb line and 3 to 8 oz :Thu-2:
  12. Surfcasting Central
    need some advice on good conventional surf rod 10 to 11ft what kind and price for chuckin bait in SJ with Penn Squidder or Diawa 30L:lff3:
  13. Massachusetts
    Looking to get a conventional setup going for next season, for chunking large baits, tossing big eels and plugs, any one point me in the right direction
  14. Surfcasting Central
    Looking for some words of wisdom for a conventional setup. I have an 11' fast action, and I will use it for bait. Level wind, or no level wind? Mag or plain? Brand and modle reccommendations are greatly appreciated.
  15. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    Does anyone know of a conventional left hand retrieve reel for surf fishing? All the conventional reels I see are right hand retreive. I prefer to fight the fish with my right hand and reel with my left. I have a bait caster for fresh water and a Penn 3/0 for a boat rod but I have not seen one...
  16. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    Hello to all I am looking in to buying a new conventional reel so many and can not make a choice just looking for some opinons. Ok i have a 7 foot ugly stick and iam going to be drifting through a inlet with mostly eel, clam belly,shad i was looking at the shimano but not sure if i should go...
  17. The Striper Forum
    anyone made a conventional plugger with a ron arra 11'?
  18. Surfcasting Central
    I looked around found a couple of topics on what i was interested in but none really answered my questions fully so here goes. I'm building a casting rod soon, going to be either a 7'6'' or a 8' its going to be a multi-purpose rod(Shore Casting for flounder,Shore Casting for Stripers...
  19. Surfcasting Central
    Hi everyone, I have a few spinning surf outfitsfrom 9' to 11' that will handle up to about 6 oz. I know that for throwing heavy bait and weight conventional is better. Wouls the same hold true for spoons and plugs in the 1oz to 3oz, range or am I better off sticking with the spinning outfits...
  20. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    What we're trying to build here is a complete data listing for Penn conventional reels. Ultimately this will include a cross reference showing what parts are interchangeable with which reels, including Newell, Accurate, Tiburon and other aftermarket parts suppliers. If you can add anything to...
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