Recent content by Fred Archer

  1. Fred Archer

    victory @ sea

    Blesum, Wonderful stuff! And the whale music topped it off. You are a credit to your game, my man. Mahalo mucho (HawMexican!)
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    Amazing Albacore Day! (Video)

    Man! If THAT don't get ya goin' (and rockin'), nothing will! Great stuff, Brian. And thank you. And check out that cockpit and crew...you would be very hard pressed indeed to see such a professional group, no matter who it is or where you fish. I know pros, have fished around and with...
  3. Fred Archer

    Cut line...

    We used to get way too many swivel bite-offs on our Ono trips down in Cabo. Plus, we ran into them on many of our "regular" trips. And, another toothy critter, sierra mackeral (see below), also whacked too many swivels. So, we came up with a solution that worked great for us and bite offs...
  4. Fred Archer

    Underestimated

    Steve, Whoa there, that's a beauty! Congratulations!
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    Why Tuna hang with porpoise

    I'm with JohnD, Grander, Ali, and Mikeytalkswithdolphins...the dolphins are far more intelligent and possess far superior bait sensing and locating abilities than the tunas, so the tunas follow them for that reason. I've looked in at a helluva lot of tuna stomach contents, but have never...
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    Marlin Lures 2 vs. 1

    Patron, Sorry it took me a while to post this...been a bit under the weather lately. I'm not going to get into an argument about circle hooks in lures, except to say that I have been using them with great success for roughly two decades now, mostly on my charterboat in Cabo, but elsewhere...
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    Shark Fishing - Bait and Switch

    Cappy, Yes, there are some who do that, including one charter group whose name escapes me right now, and our own Captain Tim on his "Intimadator". I myself did a lot of that kind of fly fishing in the past. Like all bait & switch fishing, regardless of the tackle used, it was a helluva lot...
  8. Fred Archer

    Trolling speed?

    As always, this is an interesting subject and to me it's even more interesting because of the caliber of the ones doing the posting here - lots of experienced offshore trollers. A couple of additional points. First, Tsutomu, proximity to the boat when high speed trolling in the fifteen to...
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    Trolling speed?

    Russ, Ideal trolling speed is an age-old question, one that is probably influenced more by individual experience than anything else. I, for one, don't believe that there is any such thing in most cases, depending of course, on what kind of lures you are trolling. As you noted, the truth is...
  10. Fred Archer

    Overnight Trip/ Tuna-swords (Video)

    Brian, Wonderful job on the video. And you guys were doing it right for the swords...you just have to get on them and it'll happen! Thanks. I really enjoyed watching.
  11. Fred Archer

    Penn Torque BD Member Exclusive Drawing

    Thanks Rob. I was delighted to make it to the show and spend some time with the crew, and especially to meet you and some of the others, including Gerk and his neat family. I'm sorry that I'm not in very good health and truth-be-told, the docs told me not to do that sort of stuff, but I sure...
  12. Fred Archer

    SHOW SPECIALS FOR HAWAII BD'RS!

    DeepSeaBoy, Sorry if my post offended you, but there are a lot of Bloody Deckers, including a lot of you Hawaiian guys, who can't get to the show and so don't get to take advantage of the show specials that ourselves and others offer there. This post and offer are intended to make the folks...
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    SHOW SPECIALS FOR HAWAII BD'RS!

    BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR SALE FOR BLOODY DECKERS WHO CAN'T MAKE IT TO THE FRED HALL SHOW IN LONG BEACH! SOME VERY NICE VALUES THERE. WOULDN'T WANT ANY OF YOU TO MISS OUT ON IT. THE ANNOUNCEMENT CAN BE FOUND ON MY BOARD ON THE MAIN MENU. MAHALO!
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    Penn Torque BD Member Exclusive Drawing

    Don't forget this one...Some Bloody Decker is going to win a mighty nice reel by Sunday!
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    Sex and the Single Spinner for long range

    Jamie, Well said, very well written, terrific content and insight. Congrats and thanks! Da spinners have arrived here at last!