Originally Posted by Zoomer
Leaving on a 4 day Vagabond trip Sun. Never been out longer than a
2 day'r before so all of my stuff is 20-30lb. setups. I have a Torium 30 on a
Calstar WC 665c (20-50) with 30lb. p-line and was thinking of trying to
bump it up to 40-50 for this trip.
Would the 50lb. be too much of a jump for this outfit if drag upgrade is done?
Should I just grab a loaner from the landing and leave this setup alone?
Do I really need anything that big for this trip?
Anyone around Noah's do the drag upgrade on short notice?
Leave the 20# at home. 25# is the lightest you should bring so take your 20# rig and put 25# on it and use that as your light rig. Most rigs that can fish 30# will also fish 40# so make sure you have one of each. I agree with having a 50# rig at the ready so if you can turn your Torium 30 into a 50 pound rig by using spectra backing and a 50# topshot, do it. I recently got back from a 7 day and a 2 day and caught the majority of my albie
on 50#. When they come to the corner and boil, break out the heavy gear and get um while you can.
Also, make sure you have access to a 2 speed rig with 60-80#. Borrow it, rent it, buy it, whatever. There are some bigger BFT
starting to bite and if you hang one on a light rig, you are in for a long ass kicking followed by heartbreak. Don't let it happen to you.