What’s going on, guys? Today we’ve got some really old fishing gear, and we’re gonna be testing ’em out against some pretty modern stuff! So stick around to see which is better! [senko skipper intro] So I’ve recently gotten into buying old, super old fishing stuff, and um, surprisingly, they’re all in very good condition, they work really well, I mean it’s–it’s working really well. They look really cool, and they’re just–altogether, they’re a very different looking reel than this. Inside here, there’s no ball bearings. It’s just one or two gears, which is very minimalist, I think that’s a really good– it’s a really good idea, and this is a little more complicated. This one is made in– where is this made from? [Sean] France. France? I mean, just look at the detail on this, the body–it’s like all-metal body. It’s very strong and durable. Truly unique. Very cool, right? Okay, now here’s the coolest part. If I wanted to work on it, I wanted to re-grease it, it is very simple. [Erin} Ohh.
Look at that. It’s very simple, it’s one gear in here, that when I turn it– Look at that. Really simple. No– no bells and whistles about it. So it’s really easy to clean, really easy to maintain, and there’s not much that can go wrong with it, it’s a very sturdy, it’s a very sturdy reel, and that’s what is the selling point to me. [Sean] So this one, it’s actually pretty cool, uh, I guess they actually intended for people to work on them or something, ‘cuz it has one large screw, you just take the top off, and it’s very simple inside.
-Woah, let me see that? Woah. [Erin: Let me get a better shot of it…] So, today the bait of choice is sand fleas, and you can find these in the sand on the beach, um, they’re very easy to find and catch, and um, tog love ’em! Blackfish love ’em. So we’re going to use one of these. So the tog rig: you want a heavy sinker, at least in this area, you want a heavy sinker, small hook, and you hook a sand flea through it, and that’s the basic set up. Now, uh, here’s the thing. You’re probably going to lose it, uh, from my experience so far, I feel like I do a lot more, uh, re-tying of rigs than actual catching fish, there’s a lot biting, but they’re tricky, because when they bite it they’ll run real quick and then run into a hole. So if your reel is not fast enough and you don’t reel it in fast enough, you’ll get stuck and you’ll lose your whole setup. [Erin] –and your gear. –And the fish! Alright guys, I want you guys to guess which one of these reels is going to work the best for tog fishing? [Erin] Comment below! Comment below! We’re using this uh, vintage fishing reel that’s actually in very good condition, uh, we opened it up and greased it up yesterday and it’s– it’s um, it’s very smooth. you have to feel it touch the bottom, um, the tog will hit it once and then hit it again and run real fast, so you gotta be ready. Huh? Ooh! Dang it… Something hit that. Dang it! Yeah, it got off, it got off. This rod is not sensitive enough! [Erin] Okay, so what’s happening? Can you explain to me-
–Ok. a little more? Can you, please?
–Yes. What’s happening is, I’m throwing this down, it’s getting chewed up, and I’m not able to feel it! I’m not able to feel it 100%, maybe because this is a new rod and I’m not used to this, but um, it’s not very sensitive. You know what I think the problem is? [Erin] What? This is mono. Okay? So when I’m trying to set the hook it’s streching.
[Erin] Streching? and it’s not getting a good hook set. Now Sean’s got braid on his, maybe his will do a little bit better with the hook setting. [Sean] So I’m using a Mitchell 306 on a temporary crap rod, um, and it was, as far as I know it’s pretty dang old, you open up the inside of this thing, uh, it’s all gears, just a few gears inside there, um, when I got this thing all I did was I just greased it up on the inside and it runs like new! [Erin] Really?
[Sean] Yeah! Nice! Yes, Sean! Whoo! Yes, Sean! You got a nice– nice blackfish. Sure did. Very nice! [Brendon] Did it come in as soon as you hit the ground? Oh! He’s soft! That’s what Brendon was saying, that’s why they’re so good to eat. Alright how did that old school reel feel? It felt great. It was actually–this one was fast enough. This one? Probably faster than yours, I’d say. No! What the heck? [What was that?] Look at that. Bit it in half. [Wait.] This is definitely–this is definitely better. It needs to have braid on it. See? You’ve got to reel them up fast so they don’t get stuck in the rocks. [Oh! Get it! Get it!] [You get stuck?] [Did you get stuck…?] Right here on the shore. [I see it, let me, let me get it.] [I see it.] [Okay?] Be careful. No, you take the rod, [Okay.] I’m coming to help. Ha! Yes! [That’s a beautiful fish.] That’s a keeper, it looks like. I didn’t like the reel… [Why not?!] The reel was so slow, and it didn’t have the power that I’m used to with the Saragosa, it brought it up, but uh–
[Stressful?] [Brendon’s Dad] It’s stressful to pull them in! [Alright let’s measure it.] [Woah, look at those chompers.] [Brendon’s Dad] Take a measurement of that guy, man.
No, I got it, I got it, I got it. An inch too short. Dang it. Okay. Consensus with this reel, um, it’s slow. And with this kind of fishing, you want a fast, powerful reel. This grip is really small, too, yeah, comment below what would you use this reel for? Didn’t work very well for this, although it did land me that big fish. Erin! [Erin] Still using the old reel? Oh no!
[Sean] Oh! Just got off! That was a big one… Alright, I’m done this reel, it’s just too slow–it’s so slow! Huh? That’s a big black dru–uhh–that’s a big, uh, black sea bass. Usually I catch them a lot smaller than this… And that’s the first cast with the Saragosa! [Erin] Oh my goodness… I just felt it, like, it’s a very sensitive reel, very sensitive rod. Something that I feel like those vintage rods and reels, they lack. Wow! Look at that! Very cool. Look at that! Look at the–I’ve never seen them like that before. Look at the tips of the tail–it’s white. Blue around it’s eyes… Pretty cool looking fish. [Erin] Hey, hey, hey… [Sean] You got it? [Erin] Sean, move. [Sean] Alright! [Erin] Yay! Ha ha! Alright! On the Saragosa! You really need a fast reel. You gotta have a fast reel, or they’ll run you into the rocks, I can’t even–I can’t work with the other one right now. [Erin] Ooh. Too slow? –And these fish, these tog are the most delicious fish, and if you could touch this, it’s very soft and squishy. Look at the lips on it. Ooh! It’s definitely undersized. But look at the teeth, They eat crustaceans, crabs, uh, sand fleas, and since they eat all crustaceans–ow! They uh–to me, they taste like crab. The meat tastes like what they eat. My consensus is these reels are still really cool! I really like ’em. But they’re not the best tog fishing reels… um, maybe this one would have worked better but I only- I had mono– monofilament on it, and that was too stretchy. This one was too slow. I needed– I need a fast, powerful reel to get that tog up. The Saragosa’s the way to go. In my opinion… This is a, uh… This has been with me for a long time and I use this reel everywhere, and just by using these two today, I know why– you know, like, there’s a reason why I continue to use the Shimano Saragosa. It’s a classic, and it’s strong, it’s powerful, I mean, look at that handle right there. It’s gonna be a lot stronger than that. This is gonna be the winner. I have a lot more confidence with this reel than these two, I know this will get the job done. This one got the job done, but uh, I was very nervous the whole time. It’s a very slow reel, um, it’s not smooth like this, there’s a big difference between these two reels, this, it’s like a different experience fishing with them, and I recommend you try fishing with these because they’re a lot of fun. But if you’re really trying– if you’re really trying to bring some fish to the dinner table, bring this reel. So I have gathered a gear list of all the different stuff that I use on the show, you should check it out I’ll include the link below, it’s on our website, senkoskipper.com, um, and we just built it, it’s our baby, I love it, go check it out. Thank you guys for watching, hopefully, you enjoyed that. Let us know if you want us to do more fishing with these vintage reels, I had a lot of fun with them, and there’s still a lot of things I want to try with them. Uh, if you liked our show, please subscribe, there’s a little bell next to the subscribe button, if you click that bell, you’ll get a notification every time we post, and we post every thursday at 9pm EST Thank you guys for watching, have a nice day!