alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Different Kind of Zebco
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« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2018, 07:17:00 PM »

Serviced, Spooled, Paired with a 12' Ocean Master.
This rod is sold out everywhere.
Hopefully it lives up to its name.
Very impressed with the line lay.
460 yards of 100 lb Kastking Braid.


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« Reply #31 on: July 11, 2018, 06:42:04 AM »

I'm pretty stuck on my Penn gear, but that is a sweet setup and I can't wait to see your reports Daron!  Cool Cool
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« Reply #32 on: July 11, 2018, 10:54:20 PM »

Not familiar with the rod, but with the big Cabos, the guys here regularly bring in Bronzies over 150-200lbs without any drama. If you do too much casting, then a Breakaway Canon is going to be a god send, just for the sake of your finger tips, and pushing extreme power through the cast.

Nice set up.  Cheesy

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« Reply #33 on: July 24, 2018, 10:27:31 PM »

My trip is closing and I have made more than enough casting rigs.
I have straight cable rigs. Cable rigs with mono sliding trace and I am making some more with #12 wire and a sliding trace of 100lb mono.
I spooled up a Daiwa BG 8000 with 450 yards of 80 lb braid last night.
It is beyond tight. The line lay was exceptional for a $100 reel.
This reel just feels good in the hands. Super smooth. Wink
It doesn't have the capability of the Cabo, but I think it is worthy.
The New BG's have a following. I will be using the BG 8000 on a 10 footer and the Cabo 120 on the 12 footer.
I will have back up reels of each and a 9500ss and Battle 8000 in the line up as well.
I'm going full surf on this trip.
Hopefully plenty of Black tips and Bull Reds will cooperate.


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« Reply #34 on: July 25, 2018, 03:52:16 AM »

Good luck, brah.
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« Reply #35 on: September 09, 2018, 05:54:23 PM »

This rod is a Davis.
Low end, but I have had very good luck with them.
This rod is heavy!


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« Reply #36 on: September 09, 2018, 06:16:44 PM »

This rod is a Davis.
Low end, but I have had very good luck with them.
This rod is heavy!
that's a very nice set up,,,,,it's what you need to get the job done and that looks like a fantastic set up for cats and stripers
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« Reply #37 on: September 12, 2018, 09:46:49 AM »

This rod is a Davis.
Low end, but I have had very good luck with them.
This rod is heavy!

the rod materials looks good, but the rear grip handle seems kind of short for a good technique on long casts, it would be golden if you can have a rodsmith to add 1ft or 1.5ft on the rear grip.
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« Reply #38 on: September 12, 2018, 09:59:57 AM »

the rear grip handle seems kind of short for a good technique on long casts, it would be golden if you can have a rodsmith to add 1ft or 1.5ft on the rear grip.

x2  I don't know why the factory rods all have such short butt sections.  Probably a cost consideration.  That length between the reel seat and the butt is where your casting leverage comes from.  I used an aluminum ski pole to extend the butt of a vintage daiwa surf rod, and I love it.  Powerful casting, and better balance at the reel.
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« Reply #39 on: September 12, 2018, 11:54:40 AM »

Davis only makes two spinning rod models. I'm guessing they did it like this for the rod gimbal under the cap.
If you use a belt and it had a long handle. It would be too far away from you to get leverage and reel at the same time.
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« Reply #40 on: September 12, 2018, 12:07:48 PM »

Makes sense for a fighting belt; didn't think of that.   
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