Recent content by Tom Honaker

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    Field Reports - Wahoo on Tern 600 at 53 ipc ??

    I've been looking for that particular reel for a long time, hard to find one for sale. You ever want to sell it, let me know!
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    Field Reports - Wahoo on Tern 600 at 53 ipc ??

    I'd like to find out if it was a good reel, unfortunately it blew up when I was checking my drag setting! That is definitely the first time that's ever happened to me before. To be fair to Accurate, I had it filled with 80# Izor solid spectra, on a winding machine that packs it very tight. There...
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    Field Reports - Wahoo on Tern 600 at 53 ipc ??

    I'm definitely not ripping on Accurate, you could have a defective reel from any manufacture. My experience with the reel I purchased was not a good one. I've had Accurate reels I've loved. Still have a few. For me, like lots of other anglers, it's a confidence thing.
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    Field Reports - Wahoo on Tern 600 at 53 ipc ??

    I really wanted to love that reel, I liked the dimensions, It felt great in my hand, freespooled for days, I was extremely stoked to try it! Maybe I got one that was faulty. I'm not kidding, I was like a kid on Christmas day excited to give it a spin! I really bummed when it broke! I actually...
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    Field Reports - Wahoo on Tern 600 at 53 ipc ??

    I totally agree! I fell into the trap of, looking at the supposedly greatest new thing. Charkbait has the Raptors 20% off, I bought another one after ditching the Tern. Now I have 3 HXJ's plus my Trinidad's and Tesoro for wahoo bombs and jigs.
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    Field Reports - Wahoo on Tern 600 at 53 ipc ??

    I tried to use mine on my last trip, was tightening the drag to a heavy wahoo setting, heard a snapping sound and the handle froze up completely! It was brand new out of the box! I suspect the spool split. Trying to take it apart is a nightmare with those tiny screws on the sideplate, The...
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    Flying fish scent

    I live in Colorado, I've hit skunks driving my truck, that smell better than a flying fish!
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    Mono v Fluoro

    Go with one of each color! But do a melt test first, I'd really like to see what colors they are when there melting! I'm pretty sure the rest of us bloody decker's would like to know as well!!!
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    New Nomad DTX Colors!!!!!!!!

    It's a way more effective wahoo trolling lure than the 2021 intruders!
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    WAHOO HOOKS FOR BAIT LEADERS

    I like owner offshore hooks, I use them from a size 1 for 27# single strand wire, for a stealth presentation while fishing sardines, I like owner offshore hooks, from a stealth presentation of 27# single strand wire with a #1 hook flylineing sardines with 25# line, to live Mackeral, and a 10/0...
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    LOUD SUCKING SOUND

    I'm not taking one side or the other, and please dont think I was. I honestly was just appealing to all sides to ratchet it down a notch or two. I'm a long time fan of bloodydecks, and realize there is so much divisiveness in our country today, I certainly didn't mean to offend you, if I did, I...
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    LOUD SUCKING SOUND

    Gentleman, Please ! Let's stop all this!!!!
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    LOUD SUCKING SOUND

    I truly hope, that this us verses them mentality ends someday. As a long time long range fisherman, I never ask people what there political proclivity is, on land or on a long range boat!!! And I find it distressing, that those of us that are bickering about politics, on the long range forum on...
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    LOUD SUCKING SOUND

    I got a idea, why don't we just all go fishing? I guarantee, regardless of political views, we would probably would get along fantastically as long range fisherman! We can take care of the important stuff on the boat!!! Rods, reels, proper floracarbon, hook size, and so fourth!