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Contest & Events / Re: Summertime Catfish Contest - 2018
« on: August 17, 2018, 10:48:38 AM »
That's perty!
Judging from the bit of your hand I can see, it's a biggun too!
Nice Tom! 8)

That is not Tom's hand.

If it's your's Steve, then it's even bigger than I thought!  :o

Contest & Events / Re: Summertime Catfish Contest - 2018
« on: August 17, 2018, 07:38:53 AM »
That's perty!
Judging from the bit of your hand I can see, it's a biggun too!
Nice Tom! 8)

General Board / Re: I know the summer is slow, but.....
« on: August 17, 2018, 07:38:06 AM »
Ugh, I need to go fishing!
We've been going nuts trying to get all the kids school stuff going and prepping for our vacation next month.
I might get one more shot to hit the sand in the next few weeks, but we'll see...

Fishing Talk / TBT, Let's See Your Early Years
« on: August 16, 2018, 08:02:25 AM »
This is back when we lived in Carlsbad.

Tom, Can you add these to the list?  ;D

Reel Repair & Maintenance / Coming your way Tom
« on: August 16, 2018, 07:55:31 AM »
This 4/0 cleaned up nice Tom.  PM me your address, I can't find it.

Such a beautiful fish!  Congrats on that amazing catch Verne!!  8) 8)

Reel Repair & Maintenance / Re: Penn Mag 10 build (Update: 8/8/2018)
« on: August 08, 2018, 12:50:02 PM »
Final lube and assembly done!
Had to fine tune a couple more things, but I love this reel!
Just need to spool it up.  I'm thinking 50 lb. braid and 30 lb. mono top shot?  What do ya'll think?

One last step will be to pull it back apart in a couple of weeks to get the frame anodized.  ;D

(I wish I was better at taking pictures  ::) )

Reel Repair & Maintenance / Re: Heddon 277 Resto
« on: August 08, 2018, 07:37:59 AM »
Thanks Tom!
Mostly I find them on ebay and craigslist.
I just look for odd stuff or crazy cheap stuff.  ;)


Oh well, I'm done with this heat, people and summer.  I'm ready for fall....

Me too Tom, me too!

Reel Repair & Maintenance / Heddon 277 Resto
« on: August 07, 2018, 02:58:52 PM »
I picked up this old Heddon 277 really cheap on ebay.
Looked like it was in decent shape and might make a fun vintage surf reel.
When I received it, it was pretty dirty, but felt solid and smooth.

Once I cracked it open I was happy to see that it appeared to be unmolested and in great shape with the original grease. 

I completely disassembled and cleaned everything, and reassembled it with grease and oil where needed.
I tossed the original drag washers and custom fit some carbon washers for it.

Spooled it up with some 14 lb. Cajun Red mono and mounted it on my 8'6" Ugly Stik.
Ready to fish!

Fishing Talk / Re: Specialty Surf Shark List (Updated 8/6/2018)
« on: August 06, 2018, 07:55:16 PM »
Updated Chad!

Haha, thanks Tom!
I'm knocking Ray off next!
(Actually I'm just hoping my taunting will get him back on the sand)

Salt Water Shore Fishing Reports / Re: Outstanding Surf Slayage (8/5)
« on: August 06, 2018, 08:28:50 AM »
Wow, that's an insane session Tom!  I need to get out with the light gear!

Reel Repair & Maintenance / Re: Penn Mag 10 build
« on: August 02, 2018, 01:19:58 PM »
That is crazy cool looking Chad!  Most people go out and buy kits... you just make your own!

Thanks Tom!!

Rod Building / Re: Attention Skrilla
« on: August 02, 2018, 11:33:08 AM »
Nice!  I wanna be on the Team!  ;D

Salt Water Shore Fishing Reports / Re: Something New for Tuesday (8/1)
« on: August 01, 2018, 07:38:22 PM »
Dang, a surf vine, a striper or a legal Hali are all on my bucket list. Going on a off shore trip (Tribute-Overnight) Friday so hopefully, I have something to pull on. Wish me luck!

Good luck Binh!

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