Savvy18

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Wow Savvy, congratulations, three Debbie-Downer posts on one thread, a possible world record! 8-)

Multiple paragraphs of rod descriptions, all appropriate for deeper fishing. Yet no deeper-fishing desire on your part. I see a big sell-off on the way. . .

Guys, get ready for action!
Nah, not being a Debbie Downer...Just an honest assessment of what I have experienced the last 8 or so years. I always try to keep it real in my posts.

Regarding "the sell-off" I'd say you were partially accurate. I do have a desire to sell about 30-40% of my rods & reels and that is mostly because I haven't used a good portion of them. It's a shame that such nice equipment is sitting around unused. Like I said, I've curtailed my fishing excursions the last 2 years pretty significantly. Especially, mid-summer fluke trips when it's 95 degrees out with 100% humidity. On those days I'd rather have my spleen removed than cook in the sun running 25 miles to catch 1 or 2 fluke.

Right now my only issue is finding buyers that understand that quality tackle doesn't come at off-the-rack Tsunami prices. And I'm not going to give away $250 reels for $40. The Abu's you built me are mine for good, whether I fish them or not, I'm keeping all of them. But the other reels in the arsenal are all in absolutely beautiful condition and I won't part with them unless I garner a fair price.

It all remains to be seen.
 

Leprechaun

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Put the goods in the appropriate thread up above, price them well, and let’s see if we can move them to some happy new owners
 

Flukeaholic

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Wow this is great info!! Definitely helping with the cabin fever.

Lep I have been taking your advice for many years and you have made me a better fluke fisherman. I still have my early "Lep Stick" 6'3" rods and I use your Lep rig almost exclusively. I am trying to figure out which spinning rod you are referring to on this thread that was under $100. I am trying to put together a budget spinning outfit for those winds against tide periods. I googled Daiwa Harrier Slow Pitch Spinner but I am only seeing casting rods under that name. Can you give a model number I would greatly appreciate it.
 

Leprechaun

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Hi Flukeaholic- glad to here I’ve helped. I still own my original BPS Muskie rod (named by the infamous Capt.XXX as the "Lep Stick"), though in truth, I haven't used it in years.

Anyway, the model number of that Harrier should be in that Tackle Evaluation thread. Let me look and comeback here. Being on a cell phone has its limitations. In my hands, anyway.

Yep, it was there, you must have missed it. Model # HRJ64MS. Check to see if Daiwa still offers it - I heard some chatter about them doing some upgrades to their Harrier lineup. This particular rod is really a little sweetheart, and well worth the $99 ask. Good quality for a fair price.
 

Flukeaholic

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Hi Flukeaholic- glad to here I’ve helped. I still own my original BPS Muskie rod (named by the infamous Capt.XXX as the "Lep Stick"), though in truth, I haven't used it in years.

Anyway, the model number of that Harrier should be in that Tackle Evaluation thread. Let me look and comeback here. Being on a cell phone has its limitations. In my hands, anyway.

Yep, it was there, you must have missed it. Model # HRJ64MS. Check to see if Daiwa still offers it - I heard some chatter about them doing some upgrades to their Harrier lineup. This particular rod is really a little swetheart, and well worth the $99 ask. Good quality for a fair price.
Lep thanks so much for the info, I really appreciate it man!!
 

BennyV

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More and more I’ve been grabbing my Rodgeeks number 1 spinning rod buil by Kevin on the Snowgoose. I paired it with a Penn Clash 2000. Great setup and light as hell. I only fish the LIS so it suits my need.
 

Flukinit

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Wow this is great info!! Definitely helping with the cabin fever.

Lep I have been taking your advice for many years and you have made me a better fluke fisherman. I still have my early "Lep Stick" 6'3" rods and I use your Lep rig almost exclusively. I am trying to figure out which spinning rod you are referring to on this thread that was under $100. I am trying to put together a budget spinning outfit for those winds against tide periods. I googled Daiwa Harrier Slow Pitch Spinner but I am only seeing casting rods under that name. Can you give a model number I would greatly appreciate it.
Causeway Bait and Tackle had the Harriers in stock. Also check out the Tsunami spinner for the same money there is a 7' H but it's not heavy at all TSSPJ-S701H and the shorter one at 6'6" MH TSSPJ-S661MH. All 3 have a nice extended butt end to tuck under your arm for some extra leverage. Also if your near a bass pro check out the Fenwick 7 spinner HMX in M or ML. I haven't held one but see Elias use one from his Yak and seems like a nice blank that comes in at $80 but as I said I have never held that blank. Gonna keep an eye out for it.
My suggestion take you spinning reel with you to a few shops look for these blanks you see one you like put thecreel on it run line through the blank and give it a few tugs that way. What one person finds to be a nice blank the way it sets up you may not like. Maybe too fast or to slow when setting up on a fish.
 
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Flukeaholic

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Causeway Bait and Tackle had the Harriers in stock. Also check out the Tsunami spinner for the same money there is a 7' H but it's not heavy at all TSSPJ-S701H and the shorter one at 6'6" MH TSSPJ-S661MH. All 3 have a nice extended butt end to tuck under your arm for some extra leverage. Also if your near a bass pro check out the Fenwick 7 spinner HMX in M or ML. I haven't held one but see Elias use one from his Yak and seems like a nice blank that comes in at $80 but as I said I have never held that blank. Gonna keep an eye out for it.
My suggestion take you spinning reel with you to a few shops look for these blanks you see one you like put thecreel on it run line through the blank and give it a few tugs that way. What one person finds to be a nice blank the way it sets up you may not like. Maybe too fast or to slow when setting up on a fish.
Thanks Flukinit. I'm planning to venture out this weekend to check some rods out in person
 

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I don't have much to add here except to say Thank You to both Lep and Capt Mike for taking the time to share such awesome and detailed information 👍🙏
I had the great experience of fishing with Capt Mike and Lep more than once last year and they are always eager to share their knowledge. You would be hard-pressed to find a better team. They are a wealth of knowledge from tog and sea bass to great fluke fishing and more. We're lucky to have them here at nyangler!
 
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