The Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Project online presence or website is no longer available. Its domain was not renewed unfortunately. The project was quite remarkable and proved that some still strive to save the Earth from man’s abuse and reckless abound.
The project had the following goals:
Establish guidelines for land use and land development
Improve the environment and water quality
Improve the river’s ecological function
Provide public access to the river
Provide ecological recreational facilities
Support and encourage wildlife
Provide flood control measures
Increase community awareness
It is vital to mankind that we protect the Earth’s ecosystems and environments. It took millions of years for these systems to develop and flourish. They can be destroyed much quicker if abused.
Let’s enjoy the Earth and at the same time be smart and take care of it’s bounty of flora and fauna.
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The average freshwater bass weighs around 3-4 lbs and is quite exciting to catch BUT what about a monster weighing 10+ lbs? I believe this fishing trip is in northern California, in a secluded lake. They’re going to reel in some monsters of 10-12 lbs.
An excellent cheap baitcasting bass reel (around $70) is the KastKing Speed Demon. It’s a new reel from KastKing and is exceptional plus it’s the fastest retrieve baitcaster at the moment. The gear ratio is 9.3:1. That means you can reel in your line or a bass much faster than with other reels. If you are a competitive bass angler or professional Bassmaster, this is very important.
3 disc carbon fiber star drag system with 13.2 lbs drag force
Easy adjustment tournament-ready trilateral magnetic brake system with quick access side plate
Powerful precision matched brass gears
Sure grip flat paddle EVA knobs
Line Capacity (lb/yds): 12/160, 14/140
Retrieve IPT (Inches per turn): 37.4
Price Tag: around $70
The KastKing Speed Demon is a real beauty and it’s amazing that the technology is so advanced yet the price is low. Very strange…but I love it! This is a super fast baitcasting reel and perfect for bass anglers whether competing or not. You can reel in your line much faster either with a fish or without. The Speed Demon is very versatile too. It’s perfect for bass fishing but also for Trout and ice fishing. The Speed Demon is out of the box tournament ready. The reviews on this reel are fantastic and so are the videos on Youtube. People love KastKing rods and reels. They are a safe bet and don’t break the bank. You have to try one!
Watch a 14 foot /1,000 lb Tiger shark fight an angler and his Shimano Tiagra 130 reel. It’s an exciting battle but is very long and back-breaking. The Tiger shark went after a smaller Blacktip that was hooked. Crazy fight for sure!
Barracuda are extremely aggressive fish and put up a fantastic fight with full aerobatics. Watch this exciting video featuring large Barracuda on casting/jigging rods and reels. P.S. you can tow a boat with a Corvette?????
Here is a fantastic video of big game fishing highlights that will make you want to go fishing right now. It’s an amazing sport that never gets boring…shark, swordfish, grouper, tuna, marlin…you just never know what you’ll catch on any given day. I love it!!!
The best fly reel under $100 is the Piscifun Sword. The retail price ranges from $30 – $80 depending on the model/size. It is hands down the most popular fly fishing reel under $100. The reviews are very good and so are online sales. The Sword is well made from T6 6061 aluminum alloy and is CNC machined and NOT die cast. This is a really nice fly reel. It can be used for freshwater and saltwater fishing. Just remember to rinse the reel off with freshwater after saltwater use.
CNC machined from 6061-T6 aluminum alloy for strength, durability and lightweight
Lightweight at 6.1 oz
Multi disk cork and stainless steel washer drag system
Click drag design
Silent, smooth retrieve
O-ring protection for bearing
Hard anodized exterior surface
Cold forged and tempered for strength and rigidity
Easy to change retrieve from left to right
3 times stronger than comparable diecast fly reels
For freshwater and saltwater fishing
Low cost: $30 – $80
Line capacity: 50 – 150 yards depending on model/size
Rated Best Fly Reel under $100
The Piscifun Sword is an amazing deal at under $80 online. It’s a well designed and machined fishing reel that will catch fish as well as the $500 fly reels. I’ve read 150 reviews online and watched numerous fishing videos featuring the Sword and it is well liked. It is a very smooth reel with a good drag system that is robust enough for saltwater fish and large freshwater fish like salmon, pike and bass. It has a very food line capacity which enables it to tackle larger species of fish. The largest size can hold 150 yards of backing line. The Sword is a super lightweight fly reel that will allow you to cast hundreds of times without fatigue.
Is the Abu Garcia Black Max spinning reel any good?
Let’s start off with the price tag of the Abu Garcia Black Max spinning reel which is very low…about mid $30 range. I’ve read quite a few reviews and watched about 20 videos and it seems to be a good spinning reel. One bad review was because of the small plastic line holder was broken. The owner did not contact Abu Garcia customer service though. I would. They will make it right and probably replace the entire reel. Abu Garcia customer service is great.
Here is a short feature video on the Abu Garcia Black Max spinning reel. You will get a good idea of how the features benefit you.
Lightweight graphite body and rotor – strong and durable + corrosion resistance
Machined aluminum spool provides strength without adding excess weight
Everlast bail System for improved durability
Slow oscillation provides even line lay with all types of line
Low price tag
Excellent customer service
I am a spinning guy and most likely will get on of the Black Max spinning reels to try. I just can’t say no to $30 to try a new reel. If it was $100, I would pass. The features are good and beneficial. I love the graphite body and rotor. Graphite is super strong, durable and impervious to corrosion. It’s not only good for rods anymore.
The reviews I read and saw in videos were positive PLUS Abu Garcia customer service is impeccable. They will make things right. I have nothing to loose. If I don’t like the reel, I can return it for a full refund to Amazon.com. If it has any issues, Abu Garcia will send me a new one asap. It’s just a “no-brainer”. I’ll most likely put it on my Ugly Stik and try it on bass.
Is the Abu Garcia Black Max baitcast reel good for bass? Or any fish?
First let’s look at the price of the Black Max reel – under $50.
It’s a very inexpensive baitcast reel and from a well known manufacturer…Abu Garcia. They have been around for a very long time. The reviews are very good too. A few people had issues but they were sent new reels from Abu Garcia. Nice job!
Let’s check out the features of the Abu Garcia Black Max baitcast reel. Watch this product video from Abu Garcia.
Abu Garcia Black Max Baitcast Reel Features
Sleek, lightweight, stylish design with one-piece graphite frame and graphite side plates
4 stainless steel ball bearings and one roller bearing for reliable operation and smooth retrieve
Power Disk system ensures silky-smooth drag through the entire drag range
MagTrax brake system delivers superior casting characteristics and accommodates a variety of lures
Compact bent handle and recessed reel foot provide an ergonomic grip
Low price – under $50
Excellent customer service – should you need it. They pretty much always send you a new reel.
I’m not a baitcaster guy but I have to say the Black Max is a really nice looking reel. The features and technology in this reel make it appealing not to mention the low price tag. I love the graphite body. I would definitely like to try one of these for bass and trout. I’m typically a spinning tackle guy but I may get one of these and match it with an Ugly Stik Elite rod.
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Braided fishing line is very thin but extremely strong and it’s quite a process to make. It actually takes 17 days to process one spool of braided fishing line. I never knew that but did wonder why it’s expensive. Now I know.
Tuf Line Braided Fishing Line – How It’s Made video