Recent content by Tom Honaker

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    Masks or no masks.

    I work 2,000 feet under the ground in a coal mine, 12 hours a day, 6 days on and 3 days off! There are a thousand ways to die every hour if you're head isn't on a swivel, even with covid, long range fishing is as safe or probably safer than exposing yourself to people during you're regular daily...
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    Masks or no masks.

    Good God man, let's talk about mono or floracarbon! Let's talk about circle or J hooks for fishing Guadalupe! Let's talk about the the best reels or rods for any long range fishing application! Let's argue about the best boats or Captain's, I know there's a issue with covid, but let's...
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    Royal Star 6/20-6/27 Larry Brown 7-day Report

    That's the Fusilar pattern, I caught a wahoo one that same pattern last year. Pretty sure virtually anything that swims will eat it!
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    Royal Star 6/20-6/27 Larry Brown 7-day Report

    Glad you had a wonderful trip!! It's always a great experience on the Royal star! Randy, Tim and Brian are as good as they get! From the photos it looks like the food was stellar as well! They run a top notch operation from top to bottom, from the moment you call Tracy, until you get home and...
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    I have one custom wrapped at Bob sands, it is one of my favorite rods! I knocked the dog piss out of the wahoo on seastrike 33's on my 10 day last November! I kinda felt bad, it really wasn't anything close to a fair fight!!!
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    To tie or crimp titanium leader wire

    Me personally, I'd crimp it! I think it's much cleaner than tying it. I normally use single strand wire, and probably have enough in every pound test from 27# -95# , to last 5 trips! Plus every size hook combination possible! And have backup titanium wire crimped wire leaders, in every pound...
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    Bill Poole memories

    I did a 10 day on the star a few years ago, I always arrive way early. There was a guy who was climbing up on Bill Pooles statue, at first I thought he was doing some type of maintenance on it, then I realized he was some homeless tweaker. I went fucking ballistic! Pulled him off the statue, it...
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    All of us long range fisherman, are truly indebted to him! Every long range trip, I look at his statue in front of fishermans landing. And quietly say thanks for a lifetime of wonderful memories!
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    I imagine Bill Poole would be rolling in his grave, if he heard anglers complaining about no soda fountain! He'd probably tell anglers to man up! And quit complaining about no fresh water showers too!
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    GT knot tutorial..

    That is something I thought as well, I'm not going to discount it until I test it personally. But by my personal observation of that video, it seems a tad bit bulky and doesn't look like it will go through the guides very well. I'm not sure if by its name, it's the preferred knot for people...
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    The only Avets I own are Hjx Raptors. It is definitely my wahoo jig and bomb reel of choice. Nice and narrow, great drag systems and is a multi purpose 2 speed reel. Great for yoyo yellowtail fishing too. But the specs on the Shimano 20 speedmaster have me intrigued! I would love some input from...
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    Which Long Range Boat and why?

    I'm really liking that we are getting back, to talking about our favorite boats, Chefs, and fishing experiences! Stuff that brings us closer together as a long range fishing community! Good stuff! Good stuff indeed!
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    Why aren’t there more limited load trips now?

    The only downside too that is, Long Range fishing needs a influx of younger anglers. New blood is needed more than ever! I love long range fishing like the air I breath! And I pray that the younger anglers will embrace this wonderful sport in droves, and care for it, with the same passion and...
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    Why aren’t there more limited load trips now?

    I think that may be construed as a tad bit harsh! I mean, it's not like they have leprosy!
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    Captain Jiimy's Wahoo Bombs

    Lure There in Ontario canada. It's amazing how many different types of adhesive mylar they have. That orange one is in the cracked ice category.