Recent content by Terryw

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    Double Wall Wind-0n leader, Advantage?

    Back to the original thread before I unintentionally hijacked the thread...Sorry. Yes, I too have caught many cows on single wall homemade wind ons. Never a failure before the one in the photo. Got a 324 on the trip when I lost the one to a spectra failure. Still want to try the FG know...
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    Double Wall Wind-0n leader, Advantage?

    Well heading off to Cortez for 3 days. After everyones input thou shall not hold rod like a shotgun with 30# of drag, thou shall not use a single wall top shot without filing the blunt end, thou shall not hand rod of unless physically exhausted or in a pickle. Lastly, I will give the FG knot...
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    Double Wall Wind-0n leader, Advantage?

    No blame goes to Blake. He is one of the best.
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    Double Wall Wind-0n leader, Advantage?

    I'd say about 45 minutes. The end of the fluorocarbon did go through the guide once with a couple wraps around the spool when the fish had other ideas. I set everything for 30# at strike. With the drag maxed beyond 30 and then pushed to full I could see 60# of drag. Also his hand is on the...
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    Double Wall Wind-0n leader, Advantage?

    I agree 100%. After many nights thinking about it I concluded the same. A guy in Australia always cuts a long diagonal at the end of the fluorocarbon so there is not an abrupt end. Do you make FG top shots or just tie directly?
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    Double Wall Wind-0n leader, Advantage?

    Hindsight is 20/20. Probably won't again.
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    Double Wall Wind-0n leader, Advantage?

    Never had a single wall top shot failure until a trip earlier this year. It was a tough trip for all, and we finally hooked a good one. Deckhand wanted the rod at the end game, buttoned the drag and pushed it to max. Spangler knot held, 100# Saiko fluorocarbon held, 4/0 Charlie Brown held...
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    United Composites Spinning Rod

    Really appreciate all the input. It is for saltwater so am going to give the US79F a try. I do really like those Swim Bait blanks and have some of them for bait casters. On paper the 79F looks perfect. Thanks again for everyones input! Tight lines,
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    United Composites Spinning Rod

    I'll take a look at that one. Thanks for the input. Much appreciated.
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    United Composites Spinning Rod

    Getting ready to have a new rod wrapped. Big fan of the GUSA, Premium, and Swim bait blanks. Any suggestions for something in the 7-8' range for a small spinner fishing 10-20# test? Mostly throwing small artificial around 1 oz. Any input would be appreciated. So many choices. Thanks much,
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    Top Gun80 Multi Day trip cancelled

    I've had Captians tell me 17 knots is the cutoff for fishing. Not just for comfort but safety of the group fishing. Oner down and the whole boat goes back. We've all seem worse, but like to avoid it. I've been watching the weather and threw in the towel for this weekend.
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    UC CENTAUR TO HEAVY FOR 60LB

    I second the recommendation for the 7' 6" GP Predator. 60# is the sweet spot in my opinion. Whatever you pick you will be smiling when the big bluefin hits the deck. Have fun.