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      Surfcaster's 2016 Reboot!   09/21/2016

      Howdy, folks. I know this is way overdue, and the damage is probably already done, but after weeks of working with the database I've finally wiped out all of the spam posts and topics. This was no easy task, considering there were three-quarters of a million bogus posts and nearly three hundred thousand bogus topics. Once a hacker/spammer network finds a vulnerability, they send out automated programs that basically destroy a database like this. Over the past couple weeks I've migrated all of the good data into a more current, secure platform with the hopes that we can somehow rebuild. New member registration is tightened way up, and a third-party spam monitoring service is in place. I've also invested in an awesome new gallery extension,  allowing members to create, manage, and share image galleries. Please give it a try, and let me know if there are any issues. I'm still testing and working out the bugs. Surfcaster's forums were once an amazing resource for everyone to enjoy, and we're hoping it can once again build back up. The main site (non-forums) is pretty banged up, but once the forums are complete my next task is to re-invent that as well. Spread the word. Hope to see a lot of you back! Cheers, Andrew
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Hi Guys,

Im a connecticut surfcaster and my skills are rather - casual. I have a great time but Im often shooting in the dark as it were. I use to poles: 10' Shakespeare Wonderod at 10feet with a Penn 560 Slammer, 17lb.test, and a seven foot Ugly Stick with a an old Graphite Shimano spinning reel, 15 lb.test. The shorter pole is for close in, the longer is for 200 foot casts. I use Porgy for Blues and Stripers, and well, squid for Porgys. I fish Long Island Sound often from the beach but occaisionaly from a jetty.

What do you guys think of my set up? Im averege strength and fifty years old but I consider a twelver foot pole now and again for longer reach than the ten. My qiestion is, do you need to be jacked up or built like an ox to benefit from a 12' pole or would I get appreciable distance increase from it? I would use the same Penn 560. On that note, I notice some guys have laege spool spiining reels while mine seems slim by comparison. Am I missing anything by using the 560 ?

Thanks in advance!!!

Pete

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Hi Guys,

Im a connecticut surfcaster and my skills are rather - casual. I have a great time but Im often shooting in the dark as it were. I use to poles: 10' Shakespeare Wonderod at 10feet with a Penn 560 Slammer, 17lb.test, and a seven foot Ugly Stick with a an old Graphite Shimano spinning reel, 15 lb.test. The shorter pole is for close in, the longer is for 200 foot casts. I use Porgy for Blues and Stripers, and well, squid for Porgys. I fish Long Island Sound often from the beach but occaisionaly from a jetty.

What do you guys think of my set up? Im averege strength and fifty years old but I consider a twelver foot pole now and again for longer reach than the ten. My qiestion is, do you need to be jacked up or built like an ox to benefit from a 12' pole or would I get appreciable distance increase from it? I would use the same Penn 560. On that note, I notice some guys have laege spool spiining reels while mine seems slim by comparison. Am I missing anything by using the 560 ?

Thanks in advance!!!

Pete

Pete: This site died a couple of years ago. It was good about 5 or 10 years ago, but slowly died. Try Reel-Time.com or Striped-Bass.com for some current advice.

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