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Title: Southern California RULES!!
Post by: captainwayne on March 14, 2019, 03:44:50 PM
I've been building rods, repairing reels, taking customers fishing for over 50 years. I can honestly say ALL innovations, improvements, and advancements have come from SoCal. Even though I'm from South Florida, we pale in comparison to what you guys have done! I remember 30 years ago reading how to make my blue marlin Penn Internationals have a true free spool even though the drag setting was up there. It came from SoCal guys doing long range trips, and needing to get total free spool and keep hi drag settings. Now back looking into what's new, seeing double dog bridge plates, HD gears, washers, bearings, etc. Amazing!

Kudos to you all! And thanks for everything I've learned from you all!

Captain Wayne
Reward Fishing Fleet
Miami, Fl
rewardfishingfleet@facebook


Title: Re: Southern California RULES!!
Post by: conchydong on March 14, 2019, 03:58:41 PM
Welcome Captain Wayne. Never fished on your headboats as I have always fished personal boats but I am a S. FL native also (from Key West but worked  25+ years in Miami) and most of the reel stuff I learned was from getting interested in Long Range fishing out of SD and found out about Alan before he started his own website.
Before that, I used to go years without servicing a reel or even changing line. I found that on LR boats some replace topshots after every large fish. No doubt reel upgrading and rod innovations started in CA.

Scott


Title: Re: Southern California RULES!!
Post by: Shark Hunter on March 14, 2019, 07:42:01 PM
The Double Dog Senator was created in Pennsylvania from the one and only Obi Wan Pennobi! ;)


Title: Re: Southern California RULES!!
Post by: gstours on March 15, 2019, 07:36:52 AM
Yes Alan's site here was foresight for sure,   Every one Winns, north,south,west,east, above and below the equator.   Thanks to everyone for sharing their information.👌


Title: Re: Southern California RULES!!
Post by: captainwayne on March 15, 2019, 12:58:39 PM
Long range boats found the fish that the fishermen needed to catch! Im sure if we had 200 plus lb YFTs wed also have made the improvements!
Nastiest fish within reasonable reach for us are amberjacks and permit, big groupers on occasion. Most fish down here can be caught on 20 lb as long as you have enough of it!
I recently rigged my kite reels with 50 lb braid, 100 yds 30 topshot. Smaller reels mean more fun for the customer for sure!
Love this site thanks again


Title: Re: Southern California RULES!!
Post by: Reel 224 on March 15, 2019, 03:49:37 PM
That's a fact on this site you learn a lot about reels and does and don't s. If you are a inspiring reel enthuses and want to be better at it. This is a great place.

Personally I came here Five years ago a rank novas and I have learned a great deal since, but always learning more.

Joe     


Title: Re: Southern California RULES!!
Post by: Bill B (Tarfu) on March 16, 2019, 05:38:47 PM
Welcome Capt....Bill Southern California


Title: Re: Southern California RULES!!
Post by: Alto Mare on March 25, 2019, 02:29:50 AM
Welcome aboard Captain Wayne!
Usually most of the innovations you'll see here on this site are group efforts, we are one big family here :).

Enjoy your stay!


Sal from Philly.


Title: Re: Southern California RULES!!
Post by: Donnyboat on March 25, 2019, 04:12:43 AM
Welcome Captain Wayne, yes Sal is correct we all help each other, cheers all the way from sunny Western Australia, Don.