Recent content by T.O.T.W.

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    Knot question

    Also, not a fan of any knot that throws a ringed hook all cockeyed. Like this:
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    14 Mile Bank Underwater Video - Fish ID?

    Not the best resolution. Could be a C-O sole.
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    Knot question

    SD Jam, 5-7 turns, always tied under tension so the “barrel” is already formed before pulling tight. I like the three or four turn uni more and more these days, too. Simple, strong, easy.
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    Hollow Core Braid Knots

    You can pretty much tie whatever. I've tied the FG with hollow, no problem. I still prefer to tie with solid, so with the few reels I have that still have hollow, I splice in a good length of solid. That gives me plenty to tie knots with and I think the solid has less drag in the water. Easy...
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    If you need fish that bad.....just ask.

    Such a bummer to have to confront someone about something like this. Agree that the likelihood of a "mix up" is very minimal at best. What kind of excuse did they try to hand you? Man, I can barely imagine taking a hand-off, let alone someone's fish in the round! Unfortunately, this is...
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    Bluefin vs. The Senator.

    As everyone has said, you could land one on the Senator. This also could be your only shot at trophy bluefin—this year or even ever. If it were me I’d be stacking the odds in my favor as much as I could.
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    Built another box.

    Beautiful, Loc! Sorry about your friend. What a great way to memorialize him. Glad to see you posting, too.
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    Penn fathom 12 size comparison

    I can’t get to my gear right now but can post a pic in the next couple days.
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    Penn fathom 12 size comparison

    Imagine a Newell 220 with a slightly wider body overall, and slightly smaller diameter side plates.
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    Short floro to mono connection in 100lb?

    It's not terribly difficult to add more spectra to your big reels, especially with hollow, There are lots of tutorials on that. It can also be done with solid by sleeving the two sides with a short section of hollow and securing the insertions with nail knots.
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    Best Connection for 200lb Leader?

    You definitely don't want a snap swivel. The easiest way to go braid to heavy leader is via a small ring or heavy duty swivel. You can crimp both ends (lure side and ring/swivel side) to finish it off. The FG is also an option for braid to heavy leader.
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    Learning to weld rigging, The good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Very kind of you, Luke. I hope that video will inspire some to take up a new skill.
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    Short floro to mono connection in 100lb?

    No matter what, that's going to be a bulky connection. If I HAD to go that route, I'd use the Seaguar or similar. My preference would be to ditch the mono.
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    Learning to weld rigging, The good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Okay, I did a quick video to show how I bronze braze. Originally, I did this for my good friend Luke, who I acknowledge in the beginning of the shoot. In any case, this is how I do it. I'm not a professional in this trade, and am self taught, so take it for what it's worth. At the end, you can...