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09-20-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 19,120
Posted By Prop Blast

X2 Odds of the sale going through are slim. ...

X2

Odds of the sale going through are slim. Has been proposed several times. Numerous obstacles.

PB
09-20-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,189
Posted By Prop Blast

I've never seen a lot out on the water here in...

I've never seen a lot out on the water here in FL, so don't expect much 1st hand feedback and you may have a long wait for a used one to pop up.

What I will tell you is that there are two large...
09-15-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 907
Posted By Prop Blast

Boynton Inlet is one UGLY inlet. Not really...

Boynton Inlet is one UGLY inlet. Not really meant for marine navigation. Extremely narrow and therefore water flows very fast. wakes bounce off seawalls....

The Inlet was actually put in to...
09-06-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,039
Posted By Prop Blast

To the OP.... The life expectancy of reels...

To the OP....

The life expectancy of reels depends on several things:

1. How it's used. If you use a light tackle reel, say in a 2500 or 3000 size to target more than small, light tackle fish...
09-05-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,751
Posted By Prop Blast

What size boat, a12' Geenoe or 28' CC? Makes a...

What size boat, a12' Geenoe or 28' CC? Makes a big difference.

PB
08-12-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,184
Posted By Prop Blast

What are you looking to do? Do you have a boat,...

What are you looking to do? Do you have a boat, or are you shore/land bound?

Wanting to focus on inshore for Trout, Redfish, Snook...; or near shore on a boat for Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish and...
08-05-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,464
Posted By Prop Blast

This is typical of anglers now wanting everything...

This is typical of anglers now wanting everything for free. People want to go to Boating/Fishing Shows expecting companies & retailers to just about give stuff away. Pullleeezzz :trout:

Reality...
08-04-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By Prop Blast

The ones with "fingerprints" are False...

The ones with "fingerprints" are False Albacore/Little Tunny... a not so good eating -- but make great bait & chum.

True Atlantic Bonito (no prints) are usually smaller, but the flesh is much...
08-04-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,878
Posted By Prop Blast

I'm not sure it's worth the minimal savings... A...

I'm not sure it's worth the minimal savings... A small can of Corrosion X is around $9.50 and small bottle of Reel X (the liquid version) is $5.00 . The products work well and when you figure what...
08-02-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,277
Posted By Prop Blast

So you're talking 10 months from now -- good....

So you're talking 10 months from now -- good. There is great fishing throughout the Keys, not just limited to Islamorada, which is a town on Upper Matacumbe Key.

You have to figure out what type...
08-02-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,945
Posted By Prop Blast

Not even close. GLoomis may owned by Shimano,...

Not even close. GLoomis may owned by Shimano, but it's run as a completely separate company; different products, different warranty.

GLoomis makes a nice rod, and if a particular one fits your...
07-29-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,140
Posted By Prop Blast

Here's the issue.... If you have a...

Here's the issue....

If you have a registered SUN PASS transponder AND it is linked to your vehicles -- personal, tow vehicle and the trailers license plate #, there's not a problem. The regular...
07-28-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 853
Posted By Prop Blast

People who post double-digit sailfish takes are...

People who post double-digit sailfish takes are one of three kinds:

1. Extremely lucky -- once in a lifetime. Even for the pro's, it's tough -- that's why it gets so much publicity.

2....
07-28-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,247
Posted By Prop Blast

King Mackerel? Stick with a Shimano Speedmaster...

King Mackerel? Stick with a Shimano Speedmaster or graphite lever drag with a gear ratio at 5.5 or higher.

PB
07-28-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,922
Posted By Prop Blast

Nu Ice is good product. I've got two of the 32...

Nu Ice is good product. I've got two of the 32 degree packs I use -- not the 0; and here's why...

To get the reel benefit from either version, you have to freeze it at the appropriate temp for...
07-27-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,996
Posted By Prop Blast

Good to know about Dave's... I always call with...

Good to know about Dave's... I always call with the reel model & parts first. When re-building an old Penn 12T, they only had a few my needed parts.

PB
07-27-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,996
Posted By Prop Blast

This is an old story.... sort of a...

This is an old story.... sort of a yawner....:roll

Shimano's business plan calls for issuing "new" versions of reels on a schedule, say every 5 years or so. So the Stella FAs were replaced with...
07-26-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,985
Posted By Prop Blast

I didn't go to ICAST this year, even if it was...

I didn't go to ICAST this year, even if it was just up I-4 in Orlando.

Apparently Daiwa just update their website following the show. What they've done is add Mag-Sealing to two inshore...
07-25-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,985
Posted By Prop Blast

You're right, the new Daiwa Expedition looks...

You're right, the new Daiwa Expedition looks sweet, but costs a bundle! What I was told was that they were working on two new reels; one at the $250-300 price point and another around $175. Both...
07-25-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,985
Posted By Prop Blast

Nothing is perfect. In today's market, the Penn...

Nothing is perfect. In today's market, the Penn Battle is a "budget" reel at $99. IMO angler love to complain. Hey, nothing perfect. Anyone ever own a Ford Pinto or Maverick?

Shimano make...
07-24-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,640
Posted By Prop Blast

Buying re-built or re-manufactured engines of any...

Buying re-built or re-manufactured engines of any sort; auto, marine... is a crap shoot.

Why increase your risk by working with someone you have no 1st hand knowledge of, online 6-8 hours away...
07-21-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By Prop Blast

Call Shimano Customer Service and ask. ...

Call Shimano Customer Service and ask.

www.shimano.com

PB
07-12-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,395
Posted By Prop Blast

Appreciate your perspective, but there are...

Appreciate your perspective, but there are clearly Shimano markets & sells reels other regions that are not offered in the U.S. Check out the Shimano/AUS website. I don't think you've seen a Shimano...
07-11-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,395
Posted By Prop Blast

That makes two of us. I'd like to hear Sneaky...

That makes two of us. I'd like to hear Sneaky Snookers perspective.....

PB
07-11-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,395
Posted By Prop Blast

Couldn't be more mistaken. Your search may have...

Couldn't be more mistaken. Your search may have turned up BoatDoctor Tampa LLC, which is a completely different company.

The Boat Doctor does it all. They also build their own bayboat, the...
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