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    BFT Foamers ???

    Anything broken the spell on the BFT feeding on the microbait? I would guess the frozen flying fish would do it. Or a very small lure. How micro was the microbait?
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    Any tips or tricks for a 1st timer Bluefin fishing this week?

    Love the 10 things not to do list. Here are a few to do's: 1) Use a ringed circle hook. Don't set the hook, when you get bit, move your drag up to maybe 1/4 of strike. Maybe 1/2 to 3/4 strike after 5-10 seconds, then to strike after the initial run. If it's really running, you will have to...
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    GT knot tutorial.. It's in this article. Maybe it's just a spectra tag end, but there are definitely 2 lines of spectra leaving the figure 8 in the gt knot in the photo. Wouldn't a rizutto finish work better also?
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    GT knot tutorial..

    I think I read the article where this knot was reviewed and a picture of it shows double spectra leading into the knot which of course would make it stronger than the other single line knots. Maybe it ties better than the other knots even with doubled spectra. So the 100% thing isn’t just the knot
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    GT knot tutorial..

    One of the key issues for knots are sharp bends in the fluoro. This one has at least 2 sharp bends. It is unlikely this is a stronger knot if both it and the fog are tied correctly, but maybe the double bend from the figure 8 keeps the braid from putting too much pressure on any single bend...
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    Reel suggestion for bluefin

    I like a reel that I can fish 80 or 100# on, that way I can go "stealth" at 80 and still have the power. Avet 30 ex does that for me, with heavier drag and very durable. I have 4 of them (2 30 and 2 30w), never had a maintenance issue. The 30 is good for both bait and flatfall fishing.
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    New Lo Ann 6/15/20 be prepared for a sinker bite

    I bought a bunch of white masks just to keep the heat down. I’m bringing extra on my trip next week.
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    Recipe suggestions, too much bluefin, need help...

    I promise I'll make up for this post with a fish report next week. Meanwhile, I'm going fishing 4 days next week and I already have 100+lb of bluefin in my freezer. With the thick bags from 5star, the bluefin was as good this week as it was when I caught last year. Anyway, I don't have an...
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    New Lo Ann 6/15/20 be prepared for a sinker bite

    I feel your pain. Had a 4+ hr fight on 50lb with a 300+lb fish using an avet jx raptor and a 5ft ugly stik rod, lost it at gaff.
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    Yummy Flyer vs Dead Flyer for Bluefin (video)

    Outstanding! Now if only you had some of the blowups on film, those are amazing. Keep the camera rolling!
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    New Lo Ann 6/15/20 be prepared for a sinker bite

    I say that was a damn fine report. Getting bit on 50-60# during the day is a key takeaway as is bringing 6-12oz sinkers. Thank you for the detail. Was anyone chumming up the macks or were they just on the chew? Also, were there many people getting bit by bigger fish and not getting them?
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    Rod and reel type

    I like to see techniques and tactics that worked/didn't work. Unless it is exceptional, the rod and reel is not that important. But whether pink or clear fluoro worked, or 40 or 60lb worked, that is useful. Also size and type of lures, and sometimes hooks and hook placement. Could also...
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    Try this site.

    Try this site.
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    Excel 2.5 Day Teport

    What’s your favorite way to fish sinker rigs? Let line out, hold for x seconds, ? I have no good solution which is why I ask.
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    Best way to hook Flying fish?

    Second way except with point facing the tail. That's the best practice that I've seen.