Nice fish and sorry bout the food issue.
I work construction.....Truly brutal, back-busting work and I dont get tipped !!!
Not ok : Crew fishing before or during any substantial amount...
Penn over Shimano on this one !!!
Bummer...Sucks and sorry to hear that happen to you.
You def handled it a little better than i might have.
You'll probably get rewarded with a big...
Slayer........Killin it as usual !!!!
Slayin em as usual !!! Awesome !!!
I prefer a 7ft6in for yo-yo. Its also is just long enough to get something away from the boat if need be.
WOW guys !!! What an amazing trip !!!
Love my Accurate reels but doggone these Maks look a little more refined and better looking !!!
Inflation my ass Brandon.....Why havent the Grande or Mission Belle jacked up their prices ?
Grande and Mission Belle havent raised their rates !!!
They also chase bluefin.
And for you richard.......There is good money in construction....
I have been out of town working long hours and just noticed the San Diego and the Liberty jacked their prices up by an additional $25 .
Thanks Guys !!!
Thanks Stuman !!! I will def check it out !
Mike -. I have not been tracking weather up there recently but has there been record snowfall this...
I am taking family up to Sierras next week for 4 days .
Can anyone recommend a decent place to visit that might offer cabins near some streams for...
You guys make a good team and I'm sure soon enough your son will be calling to take Pops out on fishing trips .
Memories to last a lifetime !!!...
change it to poppers .
Hawaii charter boat fishing is a racket I will never support !!!
Probably the only place in the world that feels so entitled to keeping the catch...
Advice from Todd in Auburn is spot on !!!
I'm with you Mark. There is just so much more i can do with the money it costs to go on a 1.5 and up tuna trip. I love fishing tuna and such off...
Cool pictures Richard . You killed it !!!
Awesome catch but......
What species ?
What bait ?
No way !!! That lil dude's an animal !!!!!!!!!!
Bluefin can show up and disappear so, so quick AND unexpectedly !!!!
Fluorcarbon : Yozuri Topknot or Seaguar Blue Label
Knot : RP knot or Albright
Ultimate , No Joke Popping set-up !!! You'll have no worries fishing this combo !!! Lucky buyer will have the best of the best !!!
What the heck ??? Thats some crazy shit there no doubt !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Props to Penn FOR SURE !!!!
Bitchin catch on any size line.....but 30 ? Wow !!!!
Was that a 'dine fish ?
You cant go wrong with this stick. My all-time favorite.
That thing's a beast !!! Its an all-business killing stick !!!
Expensive boat rides.....sucks, been there.
A private charter will cost you about TWICE the amount (of that $300pp) because thats the "private" going rate .
I hate crowds too, shoot, we all...
Hercules kicks ass bigtime for sure !!! Strong and lightweight rods !!!
960,000lbs...Which is almost 1 mil lbs of Bluefin tuna.
20,000 50lbers being released back into our local waters.
Okuma Tesoro and for 25/30 you probably dont need a lever drag.
Beautiful specimen there Tony !!!
Talk about wide-open !!!!
Wonder what they've been feeding em ???
Just wondering what kind of success and luck my BD brothers have been having with their Penn Slammers ???
Thanks and Please do tell your stories !!!
Thanks Lance. Appreciate it Brother !!!
Did you finally sell this reel ?
Anyone have any true/actual numbers on braid capacity of this reel ?
( I ask because manufacturer #'s are "off" more than they're "on" )
Sent you a new PM today Fri 4/26
Last year, I fished Astrolabe Reef near lighthouse down near Kokomo's Resort(Ono Island) for about 5 day trips.
Regarding large fish :
On second thought......
I might have a second knob to sell .
I will know tomorrow for sure.
You got 20 years on my 52 but I am sure you'd kick my ass on the rail any day of the year !!! I am not surprised you did so well.
Sounds like a tacky ass operation . No thanks !!!
Go Fathom. It will outcast the lever drag Avet for sure.
Have heard good things about the Okuma Tesoro too (another star-drag).
I have a new, Accurate knob I took off my new 2spd Valiant . Black color.
$20 shipped in US
The landings could build a double decker parking structure there too.
Probably a bad idea cuz then they'd wanna charge more for trips to recoup...
Check out Daiwa Lexa 400 HD
Maintenance and repairs.........it's all part of doing business.
I'm sure they are prepared for such things.
I dont think the Landings care enough to get involved with all that business.
Would be nice though.....
Mike is practically giving away that bulletproof Squidder at $25 + shipping.
Perhaps $40 incl shipping would be a more suitable price.
And this is the same reason I wont fish the New Loan. They pack 32 anglers on that 65' vessel. No thanks to them too !!!
Shameless Mo-fos !!!
Stupid move. Just shows they're all about the $$$.
Just wont be my $$$.
Regarding fish cleaning....
On a 2.5 dayer you are still given the option to have the land processors prep your fish. You dont have to have it...
If you go the 3 Dayer route there are some advantages if the fish are closer than 60-80 miles out. If they are, you'll likely get to fish a bit...
Awesome report !!! I have to ask though.....In the 3rd pic you show those black Valiants with nice aftermarket handles......Where can i find...
HELL NO !!!
Reel no longer available .
Contact me if interested in Axis for a good deal.
2 graphite beautifully built custom rods for about $300 ???
Wow, someones gotto jump on this soon. Crazy ass deal.
I dont know this guy either !!!
Can anyone confirm......Is the Bushman still making rods ?
If so, anyone have some contact info.
On eBay I am selling only the reel for $500.
Here it's the combo for $600....a much better deal.
I dont go to OC or LA unless work forces me to go north . If i do, I wont know till it happens. I might be up there next week but not sure till...
I believe its 80lb YoZuri Superbraid.
SLAYIN AS USUAL !!!!!!!
That should do the job juuuuust fine. Congrats on the new rig !!!
These things have multiplied beyond the numbers they should be at. Control is needed.
Amazing and very interesting Steve !!!
I am selling this combo as one unit.
-Phenix Axis HAX 780 X2H Rated 40-100
In very good shape . Only owned about 2 seasons with little use.
Some boats might offer add'l shorter trips only if :
-Longer trips do not get filled and they make two 3 day trips out of a 7 dayer
Thats a deal for a strong ass spinner !!!
Def Bluefin worthy !!!
Fine piece of machinery there........GLWS !!!
Like Frank said above....Lift are nice for the $
If you havent already..... Keep an eye out on Craigslist, and phone apps such as OfferUp, Letgo, Recycler and others.
Love you guy's fishin skills !!! Kickin ass and takin names as usual !!!
Whats your budget ? Want the best boats ?
Or middle of the road ? or Budget boats ?
Usually best boats are 100+ footers but def more expensive....
Anyone have a link to a Progressive coupon for the Fred Hall Show ???
Not many of us see the value in a 1.5 day trip that ends up costing you at least $500 after all the peripheral fees are factored in i.e. fish...
Typically the popping rod is a longer 8'-9' rod made to cast poppers and other surface(or near surface) lures . They are also made to have a...
Jump on that Sabre. Great deal and you can always sell it later on(easily) if you want to go more expensive. That rod will kill absolutely...
Killin it !!! AWESOME !!!
Holy Moly !!! Private pond fishing at its finest.
DISGUSTING SHIT !!!
Its time to look at this stuff alot closer.
Good job Pops !!!
What Eric above said......
Awesome report Howie and thanks for sharing youre personal difficult times with us here on BD....it is appreciated my BD brother.
Wish your wife a...
Just got me a new laptop.... hehehe !!!
Dont quote me on this but i believe the Valiant 2-speeds are pushing the Dauntless out-the-door. Dauntless is built stronger though, thats for sure.
Yes Vic, they slide up n down freely and no cutting line to install. You'll love 'em. I bought many years ago and just have a handful remaining....
Thanks Lance !
Thanks Jeremie..... Hope you kill some with it. Pleasure meeting you my BD Brother !!!
If I recall, about $70 with washers.
Selling United Composites US80 Monster 8ft (Deckhand Grip) in great shape TOGETHER with a Tranx 500PG with aftermarket Power Handle. I...
Top notch stuff there. Buyer will be will be very happy !!! GLWS....
Built like tanks !!! Somebody will snatch em up.
Historically, nothing worthy here in Socal in mid-late December on a 2 - 3 day trip. However....If you want to roll the dice and plan a visit...
It depends, esp when some boats do there best to nickle & dime you to death.
I try to follow....
10% for bad service( this one i struggle with )...
Great report ! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience !!!
Depends.......you want a moderate action or fast action ?
Moderate is better for poppers and such . I suggest US 80 Predator (8ft).
They all do about 8 = 12 knots an hour
Hopefully the rescuers didnt piss him off by waking him up........
Awesome......Good job helping him out !!!
You made his trip very memorable and you made a fishing buddy for life too.
Sent you a pm. #2 in line. I am in Santee
Shit...I guess noone really knows !!! OK, Got it !!!
Allow me to break it down more specifically. Tuna or yellowtail.
Used em all before and they all do about the same job. For me now, its either 5 Star or Sportsman . The other one always seems to charge me a bit...
Call me out-of-the-loop or ignorant but....What exactly is the current reg on leaving the skin on a fillet when the filleting is being done...
You're a genius Laurance. I will see if my doc will write the same script.
Wow....Such an amazing story. I'm pretty sure Kyle was there, right by you & pop's side. He was definitely part of your charter, perhaps...
When i did use Soft Steel......Was the absolute best !!! Never had it tested but felt stronger than others and quite ideally limp for our...
Cosmos is the name of his tackle shop on Western Blvd in Hollywood or West LA. Near Santa Monica Blvd as i recall.
He used all the popular name...
I havent been to his shop in years but as I remember very clearly.....His rods looked awesome and the dude was a machine. He was goin non-stop...
I'm with you 100% . If it was posted as a Bluefin trip and I'd a said something
for sure. Unless there was a weather or other valid reason to not...
Who's skipper ?
From Bigeye tuna to an impressive lingcod catch....WOW Steve !!! Congrats !!!
Not a bad full-day operation at all. For an extra $5 you can request a bunk.
Crew is OK and food was good. Captain goes the distance and does his...
And this is why I wont give them my money.......Fuck that !!!
Great report !!! I also agree with some of your concerns regarding $$$ on some things . This shit flat out pisses me off but they see it in...
You are a true Slayer-ess !!! Awesome catch and CONGRATS BIG TIME !!!
Slick 8 by Power Pro
7'6" is the sweet-spot !!!
(Just a little less selection in that dimension).
Had to cut down some 8' sticks 6" off the butts to give me what i want.
Negative on the bunks. I too wish this boat had 'em.
Anyone know if Captain Joel Ralston has run any trips for the Excalibur yet ?
Whens your next fishing trip ?
Fish it just like it is and ask for forgiveness later IF(Big Giant IF) you make someone lose their fish.
Just hurry up and get out there before...
I like Accurate reels and have owned many over the years BUT having said that I feel its OK to use an open forum such as this to voice your...
Was wondering... How far out are the bulk of these small Y-fin ??? Are the overnite boats and full day boats fishing the same, general body of...
How big are these y-fin being caught here now ?
Another absolutely beautiful wrap but.......
Can anyone tell me what is the ideal line rating this blank is to be used for ?
60lb ? 80lb ?
Are those 2 reels the latest models ?
As in the Spinfisher VI .
Sorry, meant to say "discount shipping " for BD members
Solid reel !!!
Have a BD discount shopping promo code so we can give these a whirl ?
Look interesting for sure !
I am in the market for another Penn spinner.
Was wondering.....Are these 2 reels using the same size bodies but seperate themselves with different...
WOW...Sounds like a crazy exciting day !!!
I was lookin at a doin a trip on the Excalibur recently but didnt like the answers given to my questions when calling the H&M office.
As Bill said.......Dana and I think Anglers Choice but AC wants an arm & leg on line normally.
Frickin eyy Man, great report !!! Congrats on the success !!!
Mexico does not care what US laws allow us to do in the states.
2 entirely different countries with different laws.
In dark, house temp environment.....You're GOLDEN !!!
Anyone care to share some feedback on your Grande boat experience ?
Not only are your reports awesome but your pictures/mapping skills are amazing !!!
Keep em coming and thanks for the continued education !!!
If its tuna and exotics you want then your best chances are fishing from a San Diego(SD) based fishing landing.
If its a general good time you...
You da man !!! Congrats !!!
Great looking reels and like all other Accurates....Solidly built to last !!!
Very,very nice reel !!!
Tuna Killer for sure !!!
They also dropped a 2.5 dayer that was scheduled to go out early next week.
Looks like theyre still trying to get their shit together in more ways...
May God bless all involved here.
You all are doin his work and it does not go unnoticed by our creator !!!
Im also wondering about their most recent trip results .
Anyone have info ?
Joel had a successful Captains career at the Landings about 10-20 years ago.
He was also the previous owner of the Relentless which historically...
Thanks but i hear they have tiny bunks and no A/C down below.
I am tall and weigh 290lbs and prefer a cool sleeping environment.
Their office is always gonna try and bs you to sell you a trip.
Lookin for some non-bias, real world feedback from some of my BD brothers here...
Anyone on here ride her yet ?
Heard from HM office that Joel is one of the guys operating it. Office said it depends on the specific trip. Nothing set in stone on who's runnin...
Due to personal schedule limitations.....
I am considering a 1.5 or 2.5 dayer on the Chief but wanna know.....
Are the bunks plenty roomy for a...
Anyone on here ride her yet ? Feedback anyone ?
Great info !!!
Call me ignorant but does this include Swordfish ?
Check 976.....It shows around 90+ fish for first maiden voyage of 2.5 day trip.
I am wondering if the staterooms have A/C cuz their facebook...
A decent quality and lightweight 7'6" to 8' rod would make for a well balanced , versatile set-up.
Jess...You are a class act in how you handled this.
I probably wouldnt have been so nice. Sorry this happened to you. Thanks for letting the board...
OK, I'll bite........
50% tip my ass !!! I dont think so !!!
If active non-stop casting go light w/ 4500.
If you mainly cast & sit back waiting for a bite go heavier with a 5500 because it will be a more...
I was serious about youtube. There are many honest product reviews on YT. Some reviewers will flat out tell you a particular product is not a...
Youtube has many great reviews !!!
Very thorough breakdown again John !!! Wow !!!
And this casino example is why i suggested to do 2 - 1.5 dayers. Chances are you will score pretty well on at least on of these two seperate...
This time of year between July and early October most overniters and 1.5 dayers are fishin "generally" the same area.
If you are able to make it...
Gold sucks but Penns are awesome .
Awesome.....thanks Mike and John !!!
Appreciate it mucho !!!
UC Predator 8ft (cut down to 7-6 for a preferred action)
By any chance....Anyone know if the handle arms are interchangeable between these 2 reels of the same size ?
Not a fan of the bright gold handle...
Love your reviews and thanks again John but how's this compare to the Slammer 3 series build-wise ?
That whole line is nice....yes.
Very solid and light rod line-up with parabolic action if thats your taste. It is mine.
You cant go wrong with a UC product.
Thanks for chiming Penn. It is appreciated.
Thanks to you too MarkT for the accurate representation. Well spoken !
Tackle shops......Charkbait or Squidco or Dana Landing or Anglers Choice
Landing with good tackle shops..... Fishermans Landing, Seaforth Landing.
Hard to tell what caused that break cuz it couldve also been caught up against some sharper edge or bend on the anchor that wasn't too smooth a...
When will these rods available ???
Holy Mother of Tuna God !!!!!!
Also cant wait to see the Rangers catch !!!!
Not many fish for a 4 dayer but BOY were they all quality fatties or what !!!
Woulda had my PB if I was smart enough to be on that trip......WOW !!!
Awesome caps !!! I am just not a hat-wearer but 100% someone will snatch em up !!!
GLWS Rob .....
UC US80 Monster.....the graphite version(not composite as in CE series).
This one is lighter and stronger than the CE800 Monster.
A decent spinner outfit. Dont go to cheap cuz you might regret it.
If you indicate a budget you will get good recommedations here.
Or the rather new YoZuri SuperBraid. It is my new favorite.
50lb or 40lb Braid is fine.
Fluorocarbon leaders ranging 12-30lb is about right.
You have a very versatile outfit. It cant do it all but it can do...
I use the grip-n-hook on most my reels. It allows most my rigs to have a trigger grip. How awesome is that...
Another tool in our pocket never hurts. Great thinking !!!
I guess if you're relatively straight up and down the markings can def give you a good...
I'll pick up your Nomad Popper.
Gerry...I live in Santee
Looking to sell Daiwa Catalina 5000H spinner. This is the silver color edition. In very good shape with reel cover and not-in-best-shape box if...
I coulda, shoulda and really woulda joined you guys if i had more sense !!!
Congrats Bob !!!
I'm jealous of your trip !!!
You guys SLAYED them tuna !!!
The CE800 Wahoo was actually to whippy to far down the blank for me.
I love my UC's but sold this one .
Although i love parabolic and less faster...
Please guys....Stop defending this normally great operation. Shit does happen and when it does happen someone has to be held accountable. At least...
Good goin kid and never forget ....Dad always knows best !!!
Uhh boy....you dun got em hooked now !!!!!
Showin em a good ole time.
Okuma Azores or Shimano Saragosa are also tough great priced spinners .
Still sellin Clash reel ?
Please let me know at (310)213-0160
Holy Moly....you are def the man !!! Much respect and many props Sir !!!!!!
Thanks for the helpful and very interesting post Gary.
Always a windbreaker & sunblock.
Nice and inexpensive stick with amazing action !!! Whoever buys this thing will love it.
And No, i dont know the seller.
Looking to buy 1 or 2 travel rods for fishing off the shore for my vacation.
Something similar to the Okuma Nomad or Okuma SST travel rods is what...
This is my iron stick. Good 30lb & solid 40lb stick. Nice moderate action and nothing fast about it. One of my fave UC rods no doubt. I fish mine...
I'll take 2 of these off your hands.
I live in Santee.
Thanks to all the DIY replies but not goin that route.
After you buy the glue,pipe & fittings youre up to at least $40.
(And no I wont be...
Prefer a manufactured one . I am a Pipefitter and can easily make one but dont have the time or the desire to put one together with my trip...
Great skippers and decent vessel but they gotto stop hiring little kids as deckhands !!!
Thanks but looking for something smaller.
Appreciate the suggestion anyways !!!
I will be taking a trip to Fiji next month & want to take 2 or 3 popping set-ups with me.
Can anyone recommend a budget decent/lockable case ?
When paired with the right rod, probably no bigger than 100lbs if lucky and all things work in your favor. Better suited for fish up to 60lbs.
I, too have the same set-up as Jim above but I have it in the 50lb slot.
We are counting on you to pull thru Big-Time Mike !!!
You will rise above as your creator has .
I, too would be interested on feedback from someone familiar with these rail rods.
Congrats !!! She sure has a nice rear-end and hopefully handles as beautiful as she looks.
I never called them. I am in no big rush to find one here on BD or elsewhere to save a buck from what Accurate wants for these knobs.
I found one...
I need it for my new Valiant 2 spd 600. I dont care for the shitty knob they come with.
This would be a mod.
I already did one of my Valiants like...
APRIL FOOLS !!!
Anyone have an Accurate Knob kit they might wanna sell ?
Fathom 25NLD2 = 19.6 oz
Fathom 30NLD2 = 20.0 oz
For less than an ounce difference you will be able to carry 135 yds more of 65lb braid which you...
George Mara is spot on !!!
Anyone have one of these theyre looking to sell ?
I am also interested in the blank as well....ESM 7660,
I'm with Free Bill 100%.
When it comes to fishing in the Hawaiian Islands....They have not & never will get my business.
I wonder why these...
Talica - Old technology
Penn - the latest & greatest technology
By any chance... You still have this blank available for purchase ?
Can anyone tell me if Shimano will have a similar exhibit at the San Diego Fred Hall Show ???
I was wanting to attend their reel service...
If your willing to make the drive you probably wont beat his prices.
Cosmos Sports (Fishing Tackle) in West LA. He is fast,cheap and puts out...
Havent tried it but apparently old news i just recently learned.....Seaguar Threadlock 50lb whick breaks at 90.
Rockfish on-the-popper ? WOW !!!
Wages have gone up and cost-of-living has gone up BUT Long range Fishing trips have gone way-way-up !!!
Just my $.02
I'm just of the thought that things underwater (at least for the top 40ft) should blend in w/ the natural environment so I prefer blue.
I have mine on a 8' UC Predator cut down from bottom to 7'6"....Light and awesome action. Its my 50lb outfit for yo-yo & bait.
Sweet ass reel Lance !!!
Long Range fishing is gonna cost you kid !!! In the thousands easily !!!
Shoot, Maybe you have tons of dough $$$
Think about crawling before...
Ask your questions here....
First describe what type of fish you want to target ?
How long of a trip(s) are you wanting to do ?
What is your...
Price drop to $180
Now them are some great looking reels !!!
Someone has picked it up already on 3/3 !!!
1st one here gets...
1 - 50yd spool of Ande fluorocarbon
1 - 30yd spool of Soft Steel fc
In great shape with Accurate Extreme power handle. $480 and I'm taking a loss.
(Power handle alone is $100)
ph # (310)213-0160...
I also saw that......no longer on Penns website ??? Interesting........
Anyone have a Valiant 2 spd 600 (in black) they want to trade for a great shape Dauntless 600 with power handle installed ???
Text me for pics...
Gotta have that silver to stay more market competitive. Silver is the most neutral reel color possible. It blends well with most colors.
What Julio said.......Whats your application ???
As Accurate has expressed to me.... " They both contain the same ARB but they've designed the Valiant to not have/need any anti-reverse dogs. "...
Any of my BD brothers have any Alaska AIr miles they want to "get rid of" ?
PM me, lets talk. It'll be worth your time.
Is the ARB in the Dauntless series a different and more inferior bearing as compared to the ARB in the newer Valiants ???
BV-500 is a 1 speed reel......Talica 2 spd is as you wrote, 2 spd.
A BV2-500(2-spd) is probably more comparable to the Talica 2 spd.
Of those 2 I...
If the operation changes their schedule and if their decision to change comes at a cost it should be at the cost of the operation, NOT the...
That shark can turn on a dime.....incredible !!!
-Living in LA and as a young kid not knowing any better.......catching buckets of bonito on Venice Beach Pier.
-Fishing King Harbor for bonito...
I used the Trini 14 handle but went a bit longer with a Jigging World aftermarket Tranx handle. Jigging World is an online tackle retailer in the...
I am at work now but yes, I can get you that info later on today after 3pm. No problem
I had a Dauntless 600N 2spd - Loved it but just sold it to buy the new Valiant 600N 2spd.
Much more compact and lighter BUT have not fished it...
How bout the new 600N 2-spd Valiant ?
Is one of these the newer version or what ?
If so what are the changes ?
Thanks. I did that.
The UC US76 Predator was also too fast for my liking.
I was also looking for a 7ft6in Yo-yo rod and enjoy the UC rods quite a bit.
I also tried a UC US76 HP and didnt care for the action, too fast....
Thanks for all your help Fellas......Problem solved.
I didnt notice the shaft had a threaded screw on one end so i can insert the knob thru.
Jus dont care for the factory power knob on the new Valiant 2 spds. Prefer the large football knobs on the Dauntless Series.
I tried the 7'6"ft UC US Predator and was a bit to fast for me as I too dont like back-breaking rods like Calstar. I then tried a 8ft UC US...
Thanks Kub. I will work on this tomorrow again, for sure !
I was able to take off factory handle off of new 600N 2 spd Valiant BUT now how do i get the new steel shaft into the knob itself ?...
Thanks fellas for all the advice. I will give it all a shot !
Great deal....If you factor in normal retail sales tax and braid cost this is actually about a $200 savings.
Someone buy the darn thing, you cant...
Thanks guys BUT how in the world do i unscrew that cap/cover ? What type of tool do i use ?
Is it reverse thread direction ???
Penn Clash 5000. You dont need bigger.
Can anyone tell me how to remove factory knob on Valiant 600N 2 spd ? More specifically how do i remove factory knob cap to access the torx screw...
Depends....what you wanna spend ?
Them cats are the real deal !!! Thanks for the video .
Looks like a Bluefin slayer Greg !!!
Penn Clash 5000. Strong,light and at $150
For trips, the FHS can offer some "show specials" BUT keep in mind the better peak dates will probably already be booked by the time the show...
Amazing !!! Looks like Daddy's little girl is hooked on fishing for sure !!!
Good job Pops...you taught em well !
Thanks Jim. Just found one mins ago.
Any 1000 sizes spinners left ?
That part SKU# off Accurates website is : B-5736
It could be blue or green also.
My main fishing on this rod will be 60lb w/an occasional need to bump it up to 80lb if need be.
The 7-7 Raptor felt a bit to fast for...
Can anybody tell me if these are fast action or moderate action or somewhere in between?
I am looking for suggestions on a 7'-6" Rail Rod with a Moderate-slightly Mod-Fast action. I am not a proponent of fast taper rods. Really - Just...
Looks like he may be taking you out one day !
Yup. The rubber football knob but not the arm.
I agree on that Black !!!
That silver/red combo sucks.
Maybe a silver/green, silver/blue, or silver black at least .
At a min a second standard...
Anyone have one laying around that is no longer needed . (i do know they're available on Acc's website, just lookin for a slightly better deal)
I just bought a Valiant 600N in Black and learned the Blacks are quite rare.
If you dont find it here on BD try Tackle Direct online or Meltons....
Iron also but mainly poppers.
It casts exceptional !
I am selling a United Composites 8ft Model : CE 800 Wahoo spinning rod in very good condition .
Custom built with Alps Guides and EVA...
Alex , What make of 80lb braid did you use to get 500 yds on the reel ?
And THAT is what fishin is all about !!!
You are teaching him well Pops .
I will take it out soon to give her a whirl.
If any issues I will buzz you.
Appreciate the support !!!
I recently received my new 600N Valiant 2 -spd and noticed its freespool isnt as free-spinning as my 600N Dauntless.
Does anyone know if there are...
Grundens look very nice to me !
Lightning....for that white streak shootin down her cute face !!!
Great Xmas prices on 2 very nice custom rods !!!
Somebody buy this darn thing cuz he's giving you an extra spool with braid loaded and ready to go.
If I didnt have one already I'd a been all over...
They both look new Greg. Big Bluefin Special there !!!
Dont really have a true fave but under 100lb I like Jerry Brown Solid in blue.
You might wanna look into YoZuri's new SuperBraid....Heard many...
Atta boy and nice write-up too !!! Dad taught you well. Always be thankful to him !
You can wait for the FHS, BUT dont expect alot of the better/prime boat prime dates to be available then.
I made that mistake years ago and had...
From the looks of the first pic looks like you were accompanied by a very bright full moon that night !!! LOL
Considering Dad's age and your Bro's caviar tastes, you might want to look at boats that are in excess of 100 ft. The larger vessels in our San...
In comparing Dauntless to the newer Valiants.......Do the Dauntless have the ARB configuration WITH the newly added washers(as in the newer...
You wont go wrong with Milwaukee. Amazing customer service if it ever does break.
For the less experienced it can be a bit confusing since "limited load" in most situations would imply a roomier, uncrowded experience HOWEVER in...
Thanks Will. Looks like only the standard colors have been made for now.
Do you know if you guys have made any diff color BV2-800 or 800N other than standard red/slvr scheme ?
Holy Cow !!! That deck picture looks like the return of a 16 dayer !!!
Damn Greg....You and Mark have an "early bird" Santa !!! Its barely Thanxgiving !!!
Do both 800 and 800N come with permanent harness lugs ?
Anyone know of a tackle shop in the San Diego area that carries this stuff in bulk spool to fill up reels ???
Check the classified adds here. They got reels... Mak 30, Talica 20, Acc DPX2-50 AND
Invictus rod, Centaur rod.
Good luck !!!
Right on Mark ! You have enuf stuff to open up your own tackle store now. LOL
This is your chance boys ........
Ordered me a Valiant 600N 2 spd for the holdays. Can't wait to use it on these Bluefin !!!
Looks like these will be another big hit for Accurate !!!!
Where did you here these are even being made ?
Me, I'd go for the 6500. It still can hold a substantial amount of line and it would likely get more use than a larger spinner. If you are...
Love that on your T-top .
Amazing shots !!! and great write-up.
Thanks for the report Joe. Please dont get all flustered up by all the negative comments. You know theres always gonna be a thousand different...
Alright Will. i am keeping my eyes and ears peeled. If I miss it , I will be bugging you soon enough.
Found this article/analysis on the web dated less than a year ago. Found it quite interesting !
Just wanted to share forward w/ my BD Family :...
Before you go on 6 or 7 dayer I'd advise you to do a 2.5 or 3.5 dayer to make sure with 100% certainty that you are ok with being away on the...
Can I put a Dauntless 2spd handle on a Valiant 2 spd or vice-versa ? Is that bolt-up identical ?
In terms of application.......Can someone edumacate me on some of their differences ???
I am ready to buy another Dauntless but a bit intrigued by...
Anyone have any feedback on the larger sized Valiant 2 spds(600N & 600) being up to the task of Lupe-sized Yellowfin ?
Are they too...
Can anyone tell me their real-life line yardages put on either the 600 or 600N Dauntless.
(I am fully aware of the companies specs but seem to...
I have the same US80 Predator you have but want to to get a UC US80 Wahoo .
The UC US80 Wahoo seems a little heavier on the tip but feels...
Killer deal Greg !!! GLWS
Great report for an AMAZING TRIP of a lifetime .
Congrats on your effort and following success....WOW !!!!!!!!!!
As i understand there are 2 differently rigged (strength-wise) Glow Jigs.
"The 250g Glow Jig" is rigged with 400lb line WHILE...
Was wondering, Do all three of these spinners have the same exact size reel body with the exception of the spool being cut deeper as they get...
I havent had the chance to feel the size difference in hand of the Trx500 and the newer Trx400.
I currently own a Trx500pg but am considering...
Just curious but would the wider 600 Dauntless(Not the Narrow 600N) be ok for the Lupe Y-fin ???
I rather pay more for something decent and not have to hassle returning it .
SOFT STEEL .....you'll see.
Great look my man !!!
I am coming up as soon as Jim can schedule a weekend trip.
By the way, hows that new boat of yours workin out ?
J.....Why am I not surprised that you killed them bugs again (and the fish) ?
She might be hooked on fishing for good now .
Several nice lobster...
That video : Smooth as glass conditions together with great fishing....Cant beat that in a million years !!!!! NICE !
OOC !!! Out Of Control all the way !!!
Thanks for gettin me all wound up right here right now !
Thats a Big 10-4 Jason !!!
I'm a whining little Biatch about the drive up there.
But as Jim puts it....."Its about time you(Gerry) make your...
I can see your continued investments on your umpteenth boat is really makin her come together real nicely Capt. Jim !!!
Just make sure them...
There you go again.
Not all of us can afford the weekly outings on the water.
Looks like you guys are on a roll lately !!! I am jealous !!!
Sorry this happened to you. I also was the recipient of one of their "boo-boos". I will give another processor my business/$$$ moving forward....
I just dont buy one any more.
I refuse to give my hard-earned(construction career) money to a corrupt system run by a bunch of self-serving...
Slaughterfest !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Holy Moly !!! That Markus is no joke . He takes his line-of-work dead serious and he totally knew how much that fish meant to the angler...
Thanks guys but i went with the (Lowes) 16.6cu ft. Frigidaire Frost-Free Upright.
Will keep you updated on performance.
Thanks tmitch760, my Santee Brother !!!
Thanks J for the reliable info !!! Much appreciated .
In the last week or so....Anybody have an idea on how big the yellowtail have been averaging on the 3/4 day boats here in San Diego ?
Darn.....I like it !!!
Matt.....Which model and make did you buy ?
Simple solutions for the average guy......
Wish it applied to me. I am a 3x all day long.
I am getting a new freeezer for my fish but wondering which type is best for my vacuum-packed fish ?
My last was a chest-freezer but got all iced...
What a prime example of "teamwork" !!!
Great story of the one that DIDNT get away for years to come.
Great report Greg !!! Always willing to share the knowledge.
Can anybody offer advice or insight on what its like fishing a Tony Reyes trip in August or September?
Is it unbearable ? Too darn humid ? OR...
Prayers for you and your family Mikee.
Take a hold of Gods hand as he carries you guys thru this wild journey my Brother!!!
He aint letting go of...
Wow Jim ! You slayed 'em.
Its amazing/sad how many boats are catching/keeping these babies !!!
- Titanium Red(or Rose or Cherry)
- Platinum Red (or Rose or Cherry)
- Titanium Wine
Awesome Catch on the right tackle...CONGRATS !!!
Ditto on what others said........Live in Diego but always make it to Long Beach show !!! Lots more to see and do at the L.B. show.
Wow !!! And in November ??? Absolutely amazing !
only funky gold
Awesome haul. Enjoy the good eats !!!
Good report Tonto.
Sorry about your bad experience. Dont give them your money in the future.
Honesty is always the best policy. Better luck next...
All I can say is Awesome pics with an awesome report and an awesome Mom !!!
May God bless you.
Abusaade.......You might want to mention if you will be casting with a spinner or a conventional reel. Obviously , you can cast lighter poppers...
I am 6'1" and I use a 17.5" rear grip on my 50lb spinner and feels great. I do think you should factor in your arm length.
I do like Black Hole...
Nice job AGAIN Capt Slayer !!!!!
May God Bless you Gary!!! Be strong and will pray for your full recovery !!!!
WOW....You are the Man !!! I am jealous cuz I wish that was me darn it !!!!
Frickin Awesome !!! That Ali is the real deal no doubt !!!
DIdnt anyone tell ya.....the Sporties own the ocean. Or at least them SOB's think they do !!!!
I like the idea of trolling a jig around 'em and...
Sounds like a great reel. Sounds like a good step up from my Clash and that I enjoy so much !!!!
You have been given some great advice from the Fellas here .
Keep in mind tho that most wi-fi capabilities are nothing like land-based systems....
I definitely woulda made a mess of my wetsuit by shittin/pissin all inside of it.
Wow!!! Lucky survivor indeed.
Looks like the shark wanted...
During my visit to Maui a couple months ago.......
Due to this greed, I chose NOT to support this type of charter operation. Had tons of fun...
Thanks Guys for all your input...it is appreciated.
Its my personal opinion but I just wish that the angler chartering a vessel in Hawaii should...
For years I have always heard that Hawaii based fishing charter operations keep all or most of the catch taken on their trips.
A set-up for Bluefin sounds great and all but the Bluefin bite we had this year was a bit of an anomaly. Normal-sized tuna are caught every year...
Thanks for the honest , unedited report. Many are afraid to piss other folks off in what they say. I appreciate it and def love the...
Dickhands fishing......Not good is right !!!
the First String
You always gotto eat the cherry !!!
Might want to mention what size line tests you will be fishing.....
20lb, 30, 40?
Its the big daddy of saltwater baitcasters !!!
I heard that if you ask nicely that Daiwa Service center in Cerritos,CA will service the Catalina. Let me know cuz I havent tried doing this yet....
How did you do?
Maybe a Black Hole rod like a 761MH Challenger Bank. Thats what i use for my baitcaster. Strong and ultralight.
Capt Bob and Capt Scott are my king of guys!!! They take their business seriously and want everybody to catch fish no doubt.
I had my best trip...
May God bless you Blaine !!!
I say FUCK DEADHEADS !!! and to the unprofesional boats that allow them on!!
Cheap-ass, ratty-ass stowaways!!!
Or the 2nd day on the Liberty 3/4 day out of Fishermans Landing. Not far from Seaforth Landing......maybe a 5-10 drive further south over Nimitz...
Thanks John for always being a great source of info here on BD !!!!
How's the overall size and line capacity compare to that of the Shimano Tranx?
Yup....it is AIS indeed and some newer radios are equipped w/it and some are not.
I would also like a 400 Tranx.
Unfortunately, Shimano probably isn't too worried about it with their already extensive line of available reels...
United Saltwater Series Dual-Helix All Graphite US80 Wahoo
Awesome blank/rod. My next rod for sure. Tons of backbone.
Lucky buyer , whoever...
I just press the little arrow or boat symbols and it tells me name of vessel. I can check on it throughout day or week to see where most...
Boat location is really no secret. Play with this website and you can monitor many boat's location all day and all year.
I am also not a fan of the Tribute. Tiny galley and my overall crew experience was not like many other vessels Ive been on. Bunks a bit tight but...
Wow...Sounds like such an adventure. I have been to Southern Siberia but your trip sounds so much more interesting and adventurous!!!
Atta boys Slayers !!!
All I can say is this guy has it goin on from all angles .
You da Man Bruh. Always killin the fishies !!!!!!
Do you fly into Vladivostok to start your adventure there?
I got the Toro Beast paired up to a Black Hole Challenger Bank 761MH custom rod. Makes for an extremely light set-up w/tons of power.
In trying to find a "middle ground".......Perhaps a 8 or 9 day Fall trip in Diego.
It will be a bit cheaper than a 10 or 11 dayer.
According to the OP....Sounds like Savon Tackle in LA area has them(Santa Fe Springs to be exact).
Which EC model did you buy Mr. David?
Another excellent and thorough product breakdown by Mr Tuttle !!!
Your work and time is appreciated.
Sold just a bit ago.
I will update post.
Just talked to the wife (Reg Nurse) and she said to look up Adrenaclick(generic) and it will be lots cheaper.
Here a couple informative...
Its a racket and they know that the unfortunate people who are in regular need of such a product (to potentially save a lfe) will have no choice...
Just to confirm Soda Pop.......I was on the Shogun about 3 weeks ago and they have cans and Ice but no soda machine like I also prefer.
Sold and gone to SoCalBeachBum.
WOW, WOW and WOW !!! If that aint an adventure of a report, I dont know what is.
You sure you not a professional writer or novelist???
I bet you couldnt chase him off your boat with a stick now Pops.
So, So Awesome !!! Great Job findin em YT !!!
I am selling this new reel w/o box. Too small for my need. It is 100% New !!!
I will post pics later if site allows me OR can text me for pics....
Perfect , perfect ! I was hopin it'd be an easy swap out! Thx again John for helping me make an informed decision on my next reel for the...
Thanks John for all the good info.....I was more concerned about installing a bigger knob. Can you tell me if its a simple removable threaded...
WTH !!! AMAZING !!!
Thx John. I read that linked page to your article/post on Stripersonline.
Good reads!!! After learning about all the real-life line capacities I...
Maybe Clash 5K will do me .
Thx John but Clash 4k holds same amount of line as Strdic FK 5k. I need more line capacity but do not want to step up into the capacity and size...
Thanks for the helpful info John. I bought a Stradic FK 5K but its just a tad too small(line cap) for the rod I am tryin to pair it up to. Seems...
That is exactly what i was wondering. AND....Is the Ballistic a bit bigger in size or is just the spool a bit bigger?
Maybe I shouldve been more clear.....I was more interested in the actual size of the reel bodies...comparitively. Is one body bigger than the...
Are these reels using the same body but with different size spools ???
Still havent crossed into the dark acid side......something tells me there wont be no goin back!!!
I think my next heavy rig will have to be acid...
Does a 6k Gosa have the same size body as a 6K Sustain FG?
Just hard to find a store locally that has em both in same size.
In real-time, in real-life...Can anyone tell me if Daiwa Ballistic 4k actually does hold more line than the Stradic FK 5k ???
I have read the...
Still got it !!!
To my surprise....Charkbait also carries some UC blanks. Just call their to find out if they have the one youre lookin for b4 makin the trip there.
Yup me too !!! I pulled on em a couple years ago at Fred Hall, was blown away and said "OK - I'll take two of these right here right now! "...
Oh shit Bother....you are ready !!! Congrats. I really like my BH rods.
Good lookin out Joe....U da man and God bless !!!
Amazing....Absolutely Amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What is Seaguar STS ? Is that their low end standard f/c?
Them are some bigger model y-fins from all the others I've seen. Nice !
I leave on 9/6 on the Intrepid for a 3 dayer too. Thats still 3 weeks away. Things can change a bit in that time. I hope they do cuz otherwise yer...
Sounds like a heck of a deal......
Might want to mention if Gold or older Black.
I use an US80Monster w/ my Tranx and lovin its balance.
Forgot to mention that I use diving lycra "Beefier Socks" cuz they are thin and they allow my fat feet to slide easier in/out of boot. I struggled...
Thanks for :
- Sharing you awesome experience
- A great, detailed report
- Reminding me that even when we feel down and out that God will always...
Looking for this reel in good - great or new condition at a good price of course.
text at (310)213-0160
If its any help, I have a HAX-780X2H that I fish 60lb on . I also prefer a touch softer rod action than most.
Def no to San Diego unless you do a 8-11 day in fall but even then its a lot of traveling(24-48hrs) to the more productive areas.
Do your research cuz i think the 6k is same body as 5k but deeper spool.
Not to sure tho.
Bump for a good honest seller.
He did me right recently.
I agree with you Chris.
I didnt take any pics Fishkilla but yup, it killed them with ease. Thx.
My new Abu Garcia Toro Beast thoroughly impressed me these last 3 days while fishing it onboard the Shogun. I have it paired up to a Black...
Food was excellent Jim !!!
Sounds like desperate, shameless measures to me !!!
Marlin busted braided line .
Just returned this morning from 3 dayer on Shogun.
Fish Count(as best as I recall):
YT : 230
YF : 8
Dorado : 150
Food was top notch....Plenty and...
I am now back in town.
Nice catch Darryl. And time to update that dorado avatar huh ?
Congrats...you killed it BIGTIME !!!
I have box and all the goodies it came with. Also has beefier, higher quality football Accurate knob instead of hollow feeling football...
I am selling a New, Never fished Custom Built United Composites US76HP Casting Rod.
It is a 40lb set-up. It is a Dual Helix, all-graphite blank...
I have also just recently corresponded with him on his contact page.
Maybe plug in you conversation and end with hitting enter on...
You're good but you can do away with one of the smaller outfits or one of the longer jig sticks.
I take 5-6 outfits on 3 dayers and dont use em...
Check you Private Messages
Good price for such nice high-end stuff there.
If anybody is unsure of these rods, google them and learn that these are the real deal!!!
Ron...What I have learned to do is wrap each individual vac-pak of fish with foil so that they cant stick to each other. What happens in many...
A stray from them New Zealand pigs.....WOW!!!
Looked for one many times last couple years....couldnt find one.
Stubborn and determined I tried many obvious and not so obvious possibilities...
I agree w/ Brian. They were a bunch of dipshits!!! Wish they'd have gotten cited!!!
2008 Passat 2.0T
Need Diverter valve swapped out.
Thanks Aluminator but tryin to stay down here.
I really doubt those Mexican Seiners abide by the rules they're mandated to follow as much as the American Fleet does.
My distant Brethen just...
I love how those baitwraps look but I have to give the nod to these realistic decals because BOTH sides are addressed.....Big DIfference !!!...
Does this decal cover top and bottom?
NEVERMIND...scrolled down and saw the vids
shucks..just ordered some
Even 100lb is fine.
It matters to me. I dont want that stupid crap on there!!!
And no...the new ones wont have it written as from what the owner told me at a...
Gonna do a write up on the Metaloid spinner soon?
Anyone know of any decent repair places for VW cars in Diego Area?
Agree 100% with hucklongfin above
Just looking for recommendations on which guides to use on a 40-50lb spinner outfit?
Perhaps Fuji or Alps.....but open to all suggestions really....
The real good stuff!!! Luv mine !!!
I am in San Diego and I am looking for a US80 Predator blank to purchase.
Trades are also welcomed. I have a New Saragosa 6000 Spinner and a New...
What time is dinner again?
Great report !!!
Can everybody spell A-W-E-S-O-M-E !!!!!
Thought it was some abbreviation for a another big fishing show or something.
What is OKA ?
Before I make a purchase....I am am looking to feel (and maybe buy) 2 UC blanks in San Diego.
I am specifically looking for a blank or complete...
In trying to select a United Composite blank for a Rod Build, Can someone advise me........
Do the CE composite line of blanks generally fish at...
Alot of folks are jumpin on the lower priced 1.5dayers. They just figure they probably arent goin to consume the $ diff. you are gonna be payin...
How about the new Metaloid spinner dated to be out in 2 weeks?
Check J anH Tackle website for posted release dates.
West Marine blue boots with slight white trim fit my wide foot .
I believe Gill makes these for them. $60-70
OK...$45 is no problem
Check yer pm(private message box)....I will buy it. I am in Diego.
No on the 761MH, Too light but might handle barely.
Definitely go the 8ft H or the 731H which I also have.
Love that music paired up with the video !!!!
Thats a fresh one if I've ever seen one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Enjoy the great eats !!! You guys earned it .
Awesome and CONGRATULATIONS !!! How did you catch this beauty? Bait? Lure? Troll?
Dont give it a second thought....Definitely a keeper.
No need to measure this one !!!
Just start her off slow, otherwise she'll be lovin that...
Moments like that....Thats what we live for huh?
Thanks Gary. I will look at that.
Yer right , looks like the Metaloids do show a date of Aug 1 on J&H.
I dont know !!! Darn it.. I want one of them and maybe one of them Metaloid spinners.
Anyone have release dates?
Thanks Captain!!! Coming from a professional as you, we must be in for a memorable season. If you are taken aback then I sure as hell better be....
JUST DONT GET ANY BETTER HUH ?
Pm'ed you once more
Private Messaged you....
Que increible !!! Ustedes comen como reyes por alla .
Awesome !!! Does your group rent a panga there or do you bring a boat?
Yer right BiggetyBones cuz Shimano would lose that market share to the new Okuma Komodo hands down.
Hopin for 400 Tranx as well. Would like a...
Great deal !!!
Whoever get it will be happy. I felt it and feels real strong.
Somebody will snatch this up real quickly Greg!!!!!!!!!!!!
Where do you see that info on a Andros 12S IIN ???
Same BLOG ?
Clink on link below......No release dates but a glimpse into Okumas future around the corner.
Some info on:
Very nice and very strong reel !!!
I use VMC In Line Hooks. Spelled just like that "In Line" as 2 words.
They are cheaper than other brands but look just as strong.
You'll like 'em.
Nice shot there Al !
I'm with you Dan....Wishful thinkin' but very well-spoken !!!
Congrats Penn on a super price point !!!
Today only....I noticed Bass Pro shops is offering free shipping with no minimum !!!
You did it!!! You planned, prepared and it all came together!!!
A big CONGRATULATIONS is in order!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mucho dinero!!! WTF ?
You created a little fishing machine now!!!
Aint that just awesome!!!
Fruit didnt fall far from the old tree huh?
King of all Spearos!!! Huge Congrats !!!
Please , how 'bout some juicy details.
So frickin awseome!!! So darn close...what a bummer !!!!!!!!!
Oh no worries there mullet......It will all come out in the end. It always does....Like it or not. Still wish them the best!!!
I'm with you walkerman. Some of these men sound like a bunch of little girls!!!
This is what its like having a business open to the public!!!...
Holy Cow!!!.....or should I have said "Thats a Hella Cow"!!!
I bow down to thy great trio of greatness !!!!!!!!!!
Must've felt incredible !!!
X2 on what Slater told ya!!!
I'll help you break them rods in Greg!!! My pleasure indeed !!!
Even with the rotor all the way up on the Okuma...it still has a bigger gear box.
Sure looks nice though!!!
Look like nice reels, just might grab one.
Penn sure does love that gold color though BUT
at least we have a black knob to swap out and minimize...
2 piece butt joint?
AMAZING AND AWESOME......WOW !!!!
Nice, nice, very nice!!! You killed it !!!
Great report and awesome catch!!! I'm jealous...
SOld Item after all.
Thank you but sold item after all.
I am unable to edit a title on a classified post i have going....Any advice?
I tried the thread tool dropdown tab but it only give me the "Add a...
65lb Braid on those reels will still provide you plenty of line. You're good with standard PP and yes , I am pretty sure the Max is gonna break at...
I guess he has a pretty awesome job if he even considered such a thought.
I work construction and hell nah! I would never rather be at work,...
Wow Kil !!! Thats a nice one. Thanks for the pic,
Thanks for sharing Dan !!! Love that drone action Buddy. You're gettin high-tech on us!
Call today and ask if you need a passport, this might let you in on where they might be goin. Also, just ask them outright so that you know how to...
Text me at (310)213-0160 I will give you a contact out of Long Beach you're lookin for.
For that $600 charter youre lookin for text me at (310)213-0160 and I will give you my buddies info. I think he'll do it.
Very nice...How much do they weigh?
Just to confirm ...you're sellin a new DPX2-600 and not a new DX2-600(Dauntless), right?
Yup..what Carl and most guys said is spot on!!!
Some good eating there!
Looking to sell 1-spot on 3 Dayer aboard Shogun this coming weekend 6/25.
Text or call Gerry at (310)213-0160
I was told testing was done with the new Metaloid spinner and even farther away is the Makaira spinner.
Dave.....Are you sure youre not gettin...
Amazing ....dont they also eat dolphins. WOW!!!
You might have to be the guinea pig Greg.
Maybe johndtuttle or ksong know about that rod.
Can you post a report on your trip aboard the Vagabond please.
Is this spinner becoming available soon ? As in the next 2 months perhaps...
You might want to indicate....spinning or casting???
That V20 has the nice EVA knob on it. The V20s in stores have the "less nicer" football knob.
Come on somebody...Jump on this. Its a very nice...
WOW......Very nice guys!!! I'm taking notes and great report.
I dont know how you made that but Dang! it sure looks cool. I think it'll work.
The best of luck.
I think this event is on July 13 '16....I am also looking 4ward to it.
Awesome job Tony !!! Puttin on the clinic for us old farts . (You know.. me and striper30)
You are an animal and I love it!!! You guys put a whoopin on 'em!!!!
WOW, WOW and Frickin WOW !!!
Great descriptive report!!! You were in the thick of things , no doubt!
Never mind . Found it!!!
Thanks for taking the time to share with us what happened on your trip.
I do empathize with your situation. It seems that even skilled fishermen...
Maybe you can offer a BD discount or BD discount shipping code.
There are alot of us livin/wrkin in Diego that cant get up there.
Slayersssss!!!!!!!!!!!! Great Job and nice pics!!!
Pro Gear V20
Sure San Diego will be glad to have you!
May God bless you and the wife thru your transition into life here in SD.
Been using JB solid and PP SLick 8 and like em both but wanna try the new FINS 40G but still tryin to get some feedback. Check it out.
Have you tried it Mark?
I read about it and it sounds ok just wondering...
I think you meant to write V20 on your item #3. Perhaps?
Anyone try this stuff yet?
Holy mother-of-god ! Thats a pig!!!
Very conservative of you to estimate 150.
Well worth the blown tire my friend! Great job!!!
The Captain puttin on the clinic.....WOW!!! Just Awesome!!!
(Note: There's another fatty on the deck right behind his left foot)
Maybe you can mention what size tuna you'll be targeting? Schoolies at 10-50lbs or 100+lb big-boys. Also might want to mention budget..$200-500...
These dumb ass Mexi's will be "crying the blues" when its too late and just about all life in the Sea of Cortez is gone!!!
I am Mexican and these...
Check out this crazy-ass video......dated May 3 2016
If its you're first conventional reel, keep it simple and go with a star drag. It will also give you a slight casting edge over a 2-spd reel.
Enjoyed your new product reviews too.Thx
Thanks Fat Cat. I actually bought a diff set while I was waiting for that answer. Bummed cuz I was really hoping to use them.
These might sell well with the kayak fishermen . Try here and Kayak fishing forums.
I am right there with you SandChark, I too havent been lucky enuf
to land one of them big bad boys. Who knows, maybe we'll get lucky this year....
I think Steve might've been implying that you will certainly need 80-100lb gear if you want to even stand a chance at landing "the bigger bluefin"...
OK..Thx. I thought it was something else cuz I knew Skipjack was Aku......but ok, same thing. Appreciate it Brian !
Can someone educate me and tell me what this species is called over here in the mainland?
I have done quite well with the PG fishing surface iron.
I have Uverse and others were working fine but BD. A little better now though.
Thanks...Already did. No more plates.
Wish ya had bigger sizes available more often (3x and 4x). Always out of 'em it seems.
Gerry from Garden Grove is right on target with his advice.
Keep in mind... Fishing the big boats can be very competitive style fishing when they...
Is that a 42 person max load?
trini knob will also fit.... its how i did mine.
order from online parts dealer OR post on a fishin forum buy/sell section that you are lookin for...
For 30lb.....and considering your current choices, go with the Trini and with a 7.5-8ft stick. Phenix or Shimano rod is fine. Just make sure you...
Just wondering how heavy a saltwater stick would you use the Alps XN Titanium guides on ?
Lookin for lighter 50-60lb guide recommendations......
BTW...What is the fish hold like? Beneath deck or ice chests?
Anyone out there have a football knob they wanna sell?
Also txt at (310)213-0160
Wish I could view that video without giving em a credit card #. No thanks!
Anyone have an alternate link to view this?
Keep in mind, the Pacific Quest is considerably smaller than the other vessels you were looking at before, hence the smaller/lighter load.
Hooks are needed to land 'em but they dont always eat bait with hooks. Bluefin have been known to eat chum quite readily but want nothing to do...
Someones gonna get a nice MINT Accurate Dauntless . Looks like new Greg!
They're here.....and eating hooked baits .
Nice write-up Jamie.
I second that as I too have the 761MH and the 731H blanks built into more conventional west coast type of rods . Crazy light...
October is fine and TG80 is a great operation. I personally prefer TG80 over many of the other mid-priced range of boats.
I am normally not a purple-type of guy but dang, that sure is pretty!!!
Very well made!!! and on an awesome blank!!!
There will be no red trim....
Sent you a pm.
Great Report !!!
Any new updates on release of K-450 anyone?
Thanks John.... I have been wondering what those two reels were gonna be looking like.
Now to find out capacity on the Komodo 450.
Great choice Scott. Maybe also look over the schedules for the following vessels... Sea Adventure 80, First String, Eclipse, Tribute, Top Gun 80,...
I am ready to buy this 10 ft rod Kil.
Just tell me when.
You know you are always welcome here in San Diego. Please come and teach some of us a thing or two. Thanks for the great rods too.
Nice catch ! Good job and good report.
Wow...Frickin awesome !!!
Anyone use this website for reel purchases?
I think it is in Asia but crazy low reel prices? WTF !!!
Probably too good to be true but here it is...
Is it possible to install double Anti-Reverse dogs on the BX2-30 reels?
If yes, will Accurate perform this mod?
About 2 years ago I owned/used a WIlson lower-end unit($100) for when I worked in the desert and was experiencing poor reception. It did help a...
Dave......Where are you quoting this braid info from?
Simple....Other color option(s) for Torque 2 speeds. Silver +/or black.
Maybe a reconfig of the conventional reel line-up. Such as a 12/15/20...
Wish you the best!!!
Perhaps some big bluefin offshore and wide open yellows at Cedros would work for you just fine huh?
Knock em dead Buddy!
Years ago....Caught nonstop Cuda off OC and LA waters by trolling light iron.
Bullet-proof!!! Someones gonna get themselves a very nice/strong ass rod.
HOW LONG A ROD YOU THINKIN?
COMPOSITE OR ALL GRAPHITE?
CUSTOM WRAPPED OR FACTORY ROD?
I ran across this crazy popping video from Australia I think......
Anyone have available some American Tackle Virtus Heavy RingLock guides(NIRLVH)?
(I know I can easily order them online but just trying to save a...
Dont think there is a BlackHole distributor in SoCal yet.
Do you by any chance know who might regularly carry the
Phenix AXIS HAX 780X2H blank in stock?
Penn Fathom 2 spd lever drags. Super and priced right.
For $80 I am sellin a Penn CFT5000 spinning reel. It is in great shape!
What range fishing?......Local 1-3 day or Long Range(over 3-5 day).
If you want a better chance at "gettin em" go on a 2.5 instead of a 1.5 dayer.
That time of year most(not all) are doin longer fall trips so...
That's what life's all about !!! Great report!!! Keep em coming guys.
I'd appreciate more info Mike. Thanks
Thank you too Mark
Wow Greg, thats alot of line on the narrow 500.
Thank you Jim
When I order a Axis blank from Phenix is it dark blue like their factory-built Axis rods or is it black in color?
On Shimano's website they show the "line retrieve per crank" as being right about the same(40") for both 6000 class reels BUT the actual gear...
I have owned both for a couple of seasons.
If you are gonna fish inshore more/along coast I would go with 400D. It can handle smaller offshore...
Thanks Guys for all your very colorful and interesting point-of-views. It is appreciated.
You got it !!!! DONE.
Anyone have any experience/feedback using these new Okuma spinning reels?
I am debating over the Azores 55 vs Penn Clash 5000.....
I use an 8ft United Composite Monster wrapped as a jigstick . Very lightweight, moderate action and plenty powerful!!!
Take a look at the Abu Garcia Revo Toro Beast.
Just wanted to know if there was an truth to this rumor???
Sent you a private message
Nice little nibble you got there...............holy crap!!!
I do think you're ready though......and I'm not even gonna mention all that other top-tier equipment you have acquired my friend...
WOW, WOW and WOW !!! Amazing !!!
Great-fun size !
No rings necessary obviously, them solid rings cant be beat ...Sweet ! Looks fishy to me. Like how its got a chunky bait-fish look to it.
Sorry man. Sounds shitty indeed.
Sale is pending til receipt of payment
So you know Mike, A private charter will cost you at least twice the amount (or more) than a regular open partyboat trip such as the Malihini, San...
From the looks of it....little man doesnt mind gettin his hands dirty with slime . I think he'll be ready before you know it !!
Good report !!!
I'm with Blaine on a 7'6" length. I am 6'1" and weigh 300.
Calstars are not nearly as parabolic as the Axis line of rods. For me, they are just way to fast an action and can put a hurt on you with any...
Bump for a good,honest seller.....
Sellin Shimano Calcutta 400D in good condition with custom counter-balanced power handle. Reel has 50 lb braid. Has minor boat rash sideplate....
Anybody have any feedback?
sweet video and great music choice
done.....ill try again manana
SD Tone works on my reels. He's the man in Diego !!!
Love to send mine. It is 2 years old. Just caught maybe 10-20 small(10-16lb) yellows and about same amount of same size y-fin. Rinsed regularly....
You killed it Eric ! Nice old yeller !!!
I have a used 400d with a custom handle. some minor bost rash but functionally great. $200 firm.
Thanks Jim. Appreciate your feedback buddy !!!
Walt........Great report !!! Must've been amazing !
Sweeet Big Bluefin Rig Greg!!!
50 or 60 size? $275 with shipping or without?
Me too David. Always respect your opinion.
What ideal lb test category do you rate this at ? 60lb?
Anyone own one? Any feedback?
Great video guys! Trip was a success, a safe success ! Congrats.
Thats gonna make a nice set-up Mark.
Show us a pic when put together Brother.
Anyone remember what it costs to park at the overflow lot, across the street from Fishermans landing on N. Harbor Drive?
Thanks for sharing your life with us. You are a strong man and please never lose sight that God is carrying you through these times...so...
What do them snook taste like? Dark meat? Light?
How are they best prepared?
Great report and photos ! THANKS
David.....Thanks buddy but I finally got a condo 2 days ago in Kihei also. I did look at your condos but they were all booked up....
I am digging them red pargo....WOW!!!
If he is a big guy I think a Med-Heavy 30-60lb class 7'6" composite or all-graphite rod such as a United Composites or Phenix...together with a 2...
I really did wanna buy some too....same here
Wife and I are headin to Maui and having trouble finding a condo rental for Feb 18 thru Feb 28th....Any advice my fellow BDers over at the...
I do believe Charkbait carries the assembled Factory CE composite model in 8 ft Monster. It is a heavier blank than the US80 (all graphite) blank...
I too like the Phenix Derek but prefer the United Composites US80 Monster for my 40lb jig stick. Just as light but feels much stronger.
Shoot me a...
Any body know what Penn has comin down the pipe for 2016?
How about 2spd Lever Drag Torques in different color offerings???...
I like Bill's reply....
Get something you think will be fun and enjoyable to have and then go out there and use that new toy w/o overthinkin it.
Been on their website for over a year at least.
Looks like they bit off a lil more than they can chew!
United Composites - US80 Monster paired with a Tranx PG >>>> STRONG and LIGHT !!!
Thats a pig of a ling !!! Congrats.
You might want to offer up....What,if any experience on the water you might have ....or any fishing experience at all?
Thank you David. Great letter by the way.
Just curious but....
Perhaps a refund equal to a day's worth of fishing may be in order?
Perhaps it did take place...
Nothing personal, its...
Great report and sorry for your damaged/broken gear....bummer.
What was fish count btw?
I think the black/white contrast is makin it easier on the eyes to read? I think?
you might want to add if it is the reel seat model or the jigstick non-reel seat model.
I guess that would be new huh!!!
Just wondering if anything new might coming for 2016??? Reels or rods???
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