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 on: Today at 10:32:04 PM 
Started by Vintage Offshore Tackle - Last post by Vintage Offshore Tackle
One kit and three spools Mike.  I would love to see your collection.  Where did you put the photos on Facebook?

 on: Today at 10:14:49 PM 
Started by glos - Last post by johndtuttle
Has anybody used one of these yet I'm considering  a spinning outfit for popping 

The "10K" size would be decent for smaller models, but only consider the 20K for **very** heavy popping applications (like Cows).

I would be more inclined to fish a Penn Slammer III for Tuna to 150# than a Makaira. The Makaira is brutally strong for the toughest fish, but the Slammer or a Saragosa is more fun to fish on smaller models.

If you are dead set on a 20K I have one to sell you at a good price.

 on: Today at 09:44:39 PM 
Started by jzman - Last post by FatTuna
I've bought a ton of used reels over the last few years. This is my two cents.

If it's expensive, figure out what model it is. Do a little research. Find out if you can buy parts from the manufacturer.  A lot of older ones might be missing certain parts. You can try Ebay or on here for used parts if you are hard up.

Figure out if it's a popular model that you can sell if you don't like it.

Next, do a price index on Ebay or using CamelCamelCamel. On Ebay, you can use the sold listings tab. Current listings are irrelevant because people ask crazy prices sometimes. Find out what new and used ones are going for. See what the rock bottom prices were to know if it's a good deal.

When you meet to look at it. Look for obvious issues. Gear wear, worn/lose clicker, corrosion, bent/warped pieces, handle play, missing pieces, tight drag, resistance when turning the handle, loud bearings, not going in and out of gear, etc. If it looks questionable, pass. There are a ton of other ones out there. If it looks good but might need some parts, politely explain what you think it needs and how much it will cost. I'd only buy it if it's relativity cheap.  There are always things you overlook. If it looks really clean, buy it.

Try to look for larger lots of stuff. You will get it much cheaper. Even if you only want one or two things, you can sell everything else online.

Ebay is good too because you get buyer protection. You can always return something on there provided it wasn't as advertised. Good for cheaper items because you don't have to drive. Ebay is good for everything though. Personally, I prefer to look at something in person. Especially when it's an expensive model. I try to look for stuff that is really local because it takes too much time to drive. I'd rather pay more and have someone drive to me than sit in traffic.

 on: Today at 09:25:25 PM 
Started by jzman - Last post by jzman
Like buying a used car is there a list of things inspect before buying?  If I'm buying in person, besides the general condition of the reel, I just crank the handle a couple of times and check the drag.  Online, I try to just make sure the frame isn't damaged.

 on: Today at 09:19:38 PM 
Started by foakes - Last post by joesan
The idea of "pay it forward" is never truer than what I have experienced here at
I guess if you love the outdoor field sports, it never feels better than when you help someone get into the sport.


 on: Today at 08:15:30 PM 
Started by glos - Last post by Sluggo
Has anybody used one of these yet I'm considering  a spinning outfit for popping 

 on: Today at 08:12:59 PM 
Started by ksong - Last post by Benni3
Nice fish,,,the rods must be great  Smiley

 on: Today at 07:29:41 PM 
Started by Dominick - Last post by Benni3
got one trip to pv at the beginning of december with jimmer, mark thomann and peaches!  got another trip to pv at the beginning of january to the same place again, with ben t and james.  yeah, this pet scan better be negative.  i don't want to have to deal with any more of this.  
the only bucket list you need is what to put in it  Cheesy hooks,, sinkers ,,bait,,,,

 on: Today at 07:28:54 PM 
Started by gconcepcion - Last post by gconcepcion
I found a random screw on my floor that must have been there for the past week and realized where the hex piece goes. That still leaves me with the bowed metal washer.

I'm thinking maybe this was an aftermarket add-on to add a little bit of extra pressure to the drag stack?

 on: Today at 07:26:06 PM 
Started by Keta - Last post by jackpine
I'm currently looking for a Calcutta 50. Would use it on a Kokanee rod fishing for smallmouth.

I see them used on epray from Japan but?Huh?

Any for sale let me know.

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