I have gotten emails from several customers concerned that their packages have been lost because they are late and/or tracking data shows them to have been in the Jersey City sorting facility for days.

Those packages are now moving. Most have been delivered already.

Please understand that shopping online this year has been unprecedented, and the USPS, UPS and FedEx are trying to run beyond their capacity. In the 10 years I have been shipping packages, (thousands and thousands of packages), the USPS has NEVER lost a Priority Mail package, and has lost only two or three First Class packages. Please be patient. Your packages will arrive.


The Abu Garcia Amassadeur 2500c is Done!

by Les Albjerg
(Caldwell, ID)

Amassadeur 2500c

Amassadeur 2500c

The project is done! I finally have the 2500c working well as a finesse reel. Well, maybe done is too strong of a word. There are still goodies I can add to it, but as far a performance goes, I have done all that I can. What you don't see are the ceramic air bearings that I added. Wow, do those ever improve the spin of the spool! Shown is my second spool. This spool is for braided line. The ultra light spool in my previous post, has a nylon only recommendation. So in its final form, I have two spools. It is going to be a wonderful reel. I'm looking forward to fishing it this spring and summer.

Would I recommend doing this build? No. This reel is still "old school" technology. Shimano and Daiwa have taken bait casting reels to another level that no amount of aftermarket parts for the 2500c can match. It is also less expensive to buy a JDM reel than trick out a 2500c. I'm going to enjoy my new reel. It has been a really fun project. I wouldn't discourage anyone who wants to do it, but don't think you are going to get a better reel than a Shimano or a Daiwa. From my research, the ultimate BFS reel would be the Shimano Aldebaran BFS XG with an Avail ultralight spool and additional magnet kit for the brake system. It will cast a 1 gram lure 20 plus yards with the right rod.

The weather is getting better. Time to go fishing and stop fiddling with equipment! If you want to get into BFS, just put together a package from this website. It will be sweet!

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Warning:

The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.