Buddy got back on Monday for a trophy bluefin or bust 1.5 trip on Monday. Said that the captain was getting upset and yelling at a group of guys using spinners on +100lber fish. Taking up everyone's time getting the fish in. Maybe they were really under gunned or no technic. Regardless I won't...
Wow that guy sounds like an idiot. Not making any excuses for him but was he drinking all day? Regardless I would have mentioned the conversation about "using any gear on the boat" to other angler's and the crew on the trip. Pretty sure they would all be keeping an eye on him and had some choice...
Shoot I usually wear my old pair of adidas. Yeah sometimes I end up with wet socks. Just started working at a fish market distributor. Noticed that part of the uniform is some tuff boots. Might buy a pair since it's going to be a work expense.
The cattle boats up north must have some really rough crowds. I always make friendly with the deckhands (cigarettes, energy drinks, etc) and show them my gear. Just so they can possibly keep an eye out.
Never said anything about buying brand new super seeker or black steel 270h-8.
Bought my regular old e glass 270h-8 used.
This one just sold a while back for $125.
Lots of other options for yellowtail rods. Hope you find something that works for you.
I like sheepheads, what a goofy looking fish. Aways feel bad keeping the bigger models but don't think most would survive being released. They always seem to blowout from the rear. Even in 60-80feet of water. The smaller ones have firmer meat in my experience. Turn out great under the broiler...