Tor. 30 advice.

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  1. Zoomer
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    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? :D
  2. Dos Locos
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    I fish 65# spectra with a short topshot of 40# on my Tor 30. It's my goto tuna reel and works good for me.
  3. Hara_san
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    Back it with spectra and do the drag upgrade...50 is no problem
  4. BabyGiant
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    Is this set going to be your largest outfit? If so FYI get ready to get your ass kicked, this (Turium 30 is a Single Speed 6.2:1) so ????...but what the heck if this is all you got I would fill with mostly spectra minimum 50-80#, short top shot of 50# and you might want to step up a few notches to an 80# mono leader if ...... Word has it that large grade BFT are within 3-5 day range. Two speeds are highly recommended....maybe borrow someones if you don't have. Ideal set up is two speed 60-80# spectra back followed by mono on a rod with roller guides. But then again last year my brother and I pulled +85# BIG EYE TUNA out on 30# outfits and got 3 on the 30# but farmed 4...and I got my ass handed to me...hurting....2 more came on two speed reels and those feesh were a piece of cake and we got in fast. Goodluck!
    Mark
  5. Zoomer
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    Ya, B-G this is as big as I got,and out here in Bullhead City it's hard
    to find a 2-spd. loaner. Mike the skipper said just to let them know
    if you need loaner,so I guess I'll up up with one of the trolling rods.:cool:
    Oh well I'll swing by Noah's and see if I can get this done Sat. get some of that spectra and some swag.

    Thank you all for helping the newbie out.
  6. fishnfool
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    I don't think we can accomodate the drag upgrade on the spot for you but we can hook you up with the spectra, topshot, and possibly a 2 speed...for a nominal fee of course :) Just kidding on the charge. I'm sure we have a 60#, or 80# rig around here somewhere if you want to borrow one. We can work something out like a little sashimi should you happen to land one or two of those BFT's. Let me know if you want to borrow a setup. Later.
    Stanley, Marcus, dctrjayyy and 2 others like this.
  7. Stanley
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    OK. That does it. Rep point coming. Very cool of you to offer that. :appl:
  8. Reel Trouble
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    I love this place, it's like having one giant extended family. Good on ya!
  9. Fresh One
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    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.

    Good luck.
  10. Zoomer
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    Thanks for the offer fishnfool. I really don't like to borrow stuff that expensive though. I will swing by sometime Sat. and work something out, ...maybe a 6/0.

    If the BF Tuna God is good to us,you are sure welcome to some.
  11. tail slapper
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    Its not expensive .. just leave a C/card Deposite. The value come when you land that BFT ...
  12. Alter Ego
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    I routinely run 40 lb on my "stock" Tor 30's. What is this drag upgrade?
  13. dctrjayyy
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    I think I just found my new tackle shop... right on