I also have this 7' rod made I from a Proof Fly Fishing 3/4 wt fly rod. Also unused.
I recently made this 10' spinning rod from an IM6 6/7 weight fly rod blank. Send me a message if you are interested. I have not used it since I...
Maybe splice in solid 100lb below 150 yards of 80lb hollow?
Nice one Butch!
My buddy uses these... I've seen him catch halibut to 30" and yellowfin croaker with it on a drop shot rig.
My fishing buddy, Leo, uses the same rig with 2 hooks. His theory is that if he misses one bite, he still has another bait. Of course I jokingly...
At my local beaches, there is enough current and wave action to slightly move a 1 ounce pyramid sinker. I am constantly adjusting the tension to...
The orange bead emulates sand crab eggs. I think it helps get the fish's attention and definitely does not hinder the bite.
The single over hand...
Welcome back to the West Coast :)
Soft shell crabs with the rig below are my favorites for So. Cal surf.[ATTACH]
My youngest son joined me yesterday for some fast and furious croaker action at Torrance Beach. 12 fish landed and released including this...
Crocs w/o socks keep tar and sharp things off my feet. I have a dedicated pair for fishing that I bring with my gear and put on after I park.
Most if not all fishermen I see at Torrance and RAT are catch and release until they get a legal halibut. I occasionally see fishermen with...
Okuma's 9'6" Celilo ML is $51.03 at Amazon. Very affordable and versatile.
Lots of action this morning with soft shell crabs at Torrance Beach this morning (all released). The season has started!
A bulk sand crab catching device will help you find that one perfect soft shell in a few hundred faster. I keep my rake at my side as I fish and...
Soft shell crabs catch the most fish at my local beach.
I Googled "Stainless Zip Ties" and these came up from Amazon,
Yep. I agree 100%. I usually wait until then have free shipping with no minimum which happens a few times a year.
Something like the reel seat below might work albeit a bit ghetto. Use electrical tape to secure it to your rod.
Breakaway also makes saddle...
I was fortunate to retire at 55... surf fishing is not work, it is just plain fun!