That shit is bullshit, Dan is a sell out pumping that crap. I use flourocarbon all of the time, I always catch fish, and often times I am one of the few getting bait bites.....but I have had just as much success with clear mono also.....so maybe I am throwing my money away on the flourocarbon.
Patyboat = as heavy as they will hit. So as to not lose the JP to some JO buzzing you off.
Private boat = whatever you like which coincides w/ the captain's preference. You don't want to be the guy wrestling with a small fish for half an hour because you grabbed your 12lb outfit. Especially if your the reason the boat can't chase the school or get back on the paddy. That said, I remember a time where every albacore fisherman would have 12lb rig with a size 4 (not 4/0) hook, because sometimes that was all that could get bit.
get rid of the dan hernandez special line bro , go with what everybody goes with , we use ande mono 20,25 30# line in pink for live bait ,but you will have others tell you p-line ,izorline, maxima its all personal preference and what you feel good with , and alot of times when you dont get bit its most likely not the line its bait to big to small or not hungry or just skidish, but i would axe the cajun line
After losing a 100+ lb bigeye on 25# ande clear, I'm putting pline on most of my reels
Seriously though, if you buy bulk spools and do it yourself, it's not that expensive to replace your line yourself and save a bunch of $$$. Think about it: spending $600 or more on a 2 day trip and you are going to fuss about paying $5 to fill with Ande or $10 to fill with pline?