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  1. Does anyone have their new phone number ? Thanks, Stan
  2. Ahhh.....exceptional news..........
  3. Sam......I do not like green eggs and ham.......But, Oh man, what a cow !!!!!!!! If that won't get-cha out on the beack, nuthin will.... Great story, and great fish. Stan My prayers go out for your sister........
  4. Allen, I also use the SX reels.......in lefty......and I love them..... I decided to spend the extra $40 to get he MC version, and it was money well spent in my mind...I just wasn't prepared to drill a hole in the side plate of my $200 reel..But some are more comfortable with that, and that's cool......... I do remember seeing Coop's instructions, and they are spot on... good luck to ya...
  5. I was considering it as more of a multi-purpose reel....I dont really have any larger casting reels that I could use for sharks, not counting the big Penns for yakin out baits..... To be honest with ya Coop, I just held one in my hand and really liked the way it felt......don't get me wrong, I love the sx I have, but I was just thinking about using another model...just so happens that all the other models are larger than the SX. Just wonderin if anyone out there has a JX, and what they think about it..... Stan
  6. nice one.......those "girly" arms you speak about are the same ones that win the tournament $$$ pal........while you are sititng in your folding chair working out your forearms......... Seriously, is there any one out there that uses these reels ???
  7. I've been using the small Avet SX 5.3:1 MC reel since last year......and I love how that thing casts.........I was thinking about stepping up in size this year to the Avet JX single speed MC model.....either 4.6 or 6.0 Is any one out there using the JX 4.6 or 6.0 MC single speed reels ? If so, how do you like them ??? Braid or Mono ? I'd probably be throwing a 12' rod rated to 8 ounces.... Thanks, Stan
  8. haaaaaaaaaaaa...........YUP...STILL GOT THEM ":STEPS" IN MY WALLETT AS A REFERENCE POINT.......
  9. I would've finally had a use for that big weighted trebble hook I carry in my tackle box for no reason !! LOL !!!! That had to be cool to watch that, but frustrating at the same time.....I would've gone crazy....
  10. My Best buddy Mark ( trimlc), my cousin and my old man set off Friday evening to go for the big boys....... On our way down, we cast netted a cooler full of peanut bunker and a couple larger baits, We hit 3r's around 6:00PM, and after some challenging incidents with the yak, had some baits out in the water....Fishing was slow all afternoon and into the evening.....We were even having trouble catching some bigger baits.....but around 2:45 AM saturday morning my cousin brought in a skate.......funny thing is we never like catching those trashy little suckers, but this time we needed one....... Mark says, there's no time better than now.....So, in the yak he goes @ 3:00 AM Saturday moring.... We hooked a nice fat skate wing up to a monster 20/0 circle hook......to......16 ounes of weight...to......3 feet of 135 pound steel leader... to...15 feet of 150 pound mono...to 50 pound mono......my penn senator holds 500 yards of 50.....and that was atached to the big ST. Croix Hattares Heaver.......and this rod is a big stick rated to 16 ounces..... He yacked out about 350 yards....... After returning in the yack and Mark getting slammed into the sand ( I'll let him tell that story later)....We wern't sitting down for 5 minutes and I see the Hattares Heaver start bobbing a little bit......I walked over to it and see it bob one more time......then the alarm clicker starts slowly clicking.......As I grab the rod the clicker starts firing up to a full out scream........tighten down the drag....lodge that hook...and the fight is on......Back and down the beach we go for 35 minutes.......There was finally something on the other line that we have been looking for....for a long time........and thankfully we brought the right gear with us....... It took Mark and my cousin to beach him.........we put the tape on him and he was right at 8 feet.......and really fat.......I know there are bigger ones out there, but this was our first BIG shark...and he was a beauty........He engulfed the entire wing and hook.......we cut the leader, snapped a few pictures and had a successful release......and watched him swim away...... It was an awesome fight and a team effort on all of our parts....Special thanks to my best buddy Mark., who is a fishing machine.......and to my cousin and my old man for being there and sharing a great experience. Stan
  11. I have an off the shelf STCroix Premier 10' rated to 4 ounce spinning rod...and was considering putting braid on my reel ...... I ususally throw 15-17 pound mono on my other combos.... I was planning on throwing 3-4 ounces with 30-40 pound rated power pro while surf fishing.......... I'm sure it's been talked about in the past, but has anyone had issues with braid damaging their guides ? The description from the factory states this rod has "feather-light aluminum oxide surf guides"...... I don't want to start a braid vs. mono debate here.......just looking for some info regarding guide damage ( or no damage) from using braid..... Thanks, Stan KEEP YOUR HOOKS SHARP, AND YOUR LINES TIGHT !!!