Still available. Buyer backed out.
I wouldn't leave the dock without an 80-100# live bait/flatfall set up, at least a 7 foot rod that you can cast with. I believe that Seaforth...
6.1 gear ratio according to the sticker on the box.
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The wahoo still available?
Great reels, I've killed many fish with each of these models. GLWS!
Either izorline or power pro, I dont remember which but those were the only 2 I used before prospec or maxcuatro.
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Yes they have a huge tackle store, having said that, I'd buy before hand because they can sell out of their tackle.
I have hooks of various sizes and manufacturers. Deciding which to use depends on the bait, what we are targeting and how the fish are biting.
All sizes. I never shared the same concern, just wish they made to same stick in a 9 foot version.
I have a Phenix Black Diamond 809h-XF that I use to throw colt snipers, stick baits and light irons. I really like this rod and can cast a mile...
Free bump! If I didn't already have one I would be all over this. GLWS!
Only selling together.
Bump. Going fishing tomorrow, be back Sunday.
I use a Calstar 800MH with my Talica 12 as a 40# set up.
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x2. I called and they sent me longer hardware quickly and at no charge.
I've been on this trip before and it is an amazing group of anglers. Call Phenix and ask Ryan to bring you a particular set up. I did that...
does it come with spectra
Sold! Thank you Dave!
New lower price...firm.
I've got a tranx 400 with a phenix 809h-XF that I use to throw colt snipers. It casts a mile!
You could have warned me mine would have been stolen.
Selling a brand new Cortez CZ-5CSa reel, asking $100 firm. I live in Glendale and work in downtown, prefer a local sale at this time. I am only...
I've got a Tranx 400, Komodo 463P and 364P and they are all great! I really wouldn't go with anything smaller than a 300 if you want to use it...
BUMP DM for photos
Selling a new Komodo 364P with white #50 Power Pro. Asking $180. I live in Glendale and work in downtown LA. Please DM for pictures. Low ball...
I once asked Mike about it and he doesn't like it on a boat, wants people to unplug which is awesome.
Great boat and great crew. Mike is a legendary blue fin killer. Go talk to him and learn all you can. I always go visit with him when I go on...
Amazing offer. Wish I could make it!
Raptor76? I use mine as a 60# rod.
The one time I forgot to count my set ups when bundling them up. Lesson learned.
I wish; someone walked off the O'95 this weekend with my Talica 8II and Phenix BDH 760MH.
In the market for a NITB Talica 8II or one in near new condition. Let me know what you've got! Thanks.
I was on the trip with him and can confirm that he didn't catch any fish with it, all his equipment is in the same condition. :rofl:
Penn Fathom 40NLD2 speed, you can't go wrong.
See there Bill. It will be my first trip on the O95 and I'm looking forward to giving it a try.
Sure is! Looking forward to the trip.
That's what I did! See you soon.
I've got mine on a Calstar 220 that Moon built for me. If those anchovies or albacore come back I'm ready!
Close! Thx for letting me know I forgot the size.
Selling a pair of used Shimano Evair Marine/Fishing Shoes that I wore once in Panama. Size 10. I prefer my rubber boots. Retail is $49.99, I...
I have super special spectra on mine too!
I did too!
No double dipping, I bought it from you guys at the FHS a couple of years ago!
HA! Thanks buddy. the rod was sold the day before i left.
HA! Thanks Steve. I sold it just before I left town. Blue Fin Trevally, not Blue...
No longer available. Thx for your interest.
SOLD! Thank you Bennie.
Pending to Bernie.
Final bump before I leave on vacation Sunday.
Getting lots of interest, thank you everyone!
If you could possibly fish before you get on the boat in Seward try J-Dock. I've been with them several times, as stand-alone charters and...
Hi Steve, yes it is.
Thanks Brian, I have updated the ad.
Yes it is.
Couldn't have said it better myself. In the end you will need to find what works for you.
Then I would look at getting a quality 40/50# set up and rent an 80# set up on the boat.
The "lighter" set up will work for most of what you...
You are exactly correct about the two types of set ups you will need: a 40# and 60/80# set up. Budget could be a bit of an issue though, although...
Did you catch it using a Trinidad? Saw the white handle.
Still available? hahahaha
I'm not a psychic but I have a feeling that you guys are gonna kill it on the albacore!
Selling a Phenix Axis 720X2H in excellent condition. Bought it as a back up 60# set up for Guadalupe but never used it. Asking $250, not...
STEVE, were we really that young!?
Damn $200 and limits of albacore! I love reading these old posts!
SOLD! Thank you Richard.
Pending to Richard, thanks!
I was building the post, it is now complete.
I was building the post, now it is completed.
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What a beautiful rod! Those are my colors too. Too bad I have so many 30# sticks as it is. GLWS.
Thanks for the report and the great details! Tight lines.
I use a MAK 15SEAII, MAK15T SEAII and Torque 40NLD2.
FINAL ONE IS PENDING
Chasing the blue fin tuna.
Hey Mark, long time no talk. Sorry, dont plan on being down that way for some time.
One pending, one left!
I use one without wheels as my long range bag. Tons of storage, finally a long range solution I like! Good luck with your sale!
Beautiful. Good luck!
: farmer :
I use my Talica 12 as a dedicated 40# set up for tuna and yellowtail; I have even put it to work as a yoyo set up. Take it and get it wet. You...
One sold, thanks Tim!
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I have all three reels and love them. I use the 5 for livebait, 10s for throwing iron and the 12 for yoyo. The reels are very smooth, well built...
I've been thinking about fishing Venice too. Differently like to get some redfish.
I think you might be right. :)
I love fishing Alaska and will be going to Panama for the first time in a little over a month. It started me thinking about my bucket list...
I'd say that looks more like you fat boy.
79 cents for you.
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Looking to sell a brand new Komodo 364P for $190 firm or trade for a BNIB 463P only. Just loaded 180 yards of 50# white Power Pro added at no...
Did you find a reel clamp or does your monster have a reel seat? Thanks.
Too much...2 komodos, tranx 400hg, two UC rods, swim baits, fluorocarbon, and so much more.
What pound leader did you use?
I picked up a new UC Classic Mega for mine.
I've ordered a 15T as well and will be putting it my UC Raptor 76!
If you get the itch for a drive, go the FHS in Del Mar. I bought one for just over $200 from Turners, received a rod from Okuma and 300 yards of...
Thank you sir! Let's hope so.
Depends on how many times you plan to go. If it is once a year then rent. If multiple trips, then invest in gear. There are pretty good deals on...
Looking for the best fishing in April, yellowtail (surface or yoyo); bottom fishing; and wahoo if they are around at that time anywhere in Baja....
Axis sold! Thanks David.
AXIS pending to David.
Please DM me your contact info and I can send you pictures. Where are you located?
Thanks for the report. I've been thinking about trying them out up here at Channel Islands.
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ha! Why don't you just go away.
I just picked up the Komodo 463P at the show to match with the new GUSA Classic Mega, plan on using it as a 25# all purpose set up at the islands;...
what size/types of hooks are you using? ringed, not ringed? thanks!
I would like to target calico bass this year. Can you please recommend some rod and reel combinations for fishing Catalina, San Clemente...
I am selling my Phenix Black Diamond Hybrid 760MH (15-40) for $240, the rod has never been fished and is in excellent condition. (pictures added...
Sold, thanks John!
No, its factory wrapped.
Will do! Thanks!
$450 for you and I'll kick you in the ass just as you are casting a popper in Panama! Trip is gonna be a blast. Now buy the rod or go home.
Selling a brand new pair of size 11 Shimano Evair Rubber Boots. These boots have never been worn and come with the box. I saw them for $82 at...
It's a really nice rod but it just sits in my garage.
No but I'll drop it at your dads the next time I'm down that way.
You had me at soda machine...
Pass but thanks for the offer.
SOLD. THX BD!
What they said, but I would consider booking one of the boats out of Seaforth landing. Plenty of free parking.
You should ask TunaNorth that question, he is the Penn rep here on BD. Personally, I wouldnt feel comfortable fishinf anything smaller than the...
I think the 12 does cast a bit bitter cause it is smaller, but the 16 casts fine. I put a small egg sinker on both reels and practice casting in...
I have both and they are great reels. I would suggest going with the 16Visx so you have the option of fishing it at 100# if you like.
I fished mine this last weekend at Colonet for rock fish and really liked it. No issues, well built.
Call Okuma, they'll send you a replacement. I've called in the past and they've sent replacement screw for free. Longer ones too!
I prefer my Tesoros.
No longer for sale, please remove. Thanks.
My reel cabinet says otherwise! :)
Thursday night bump!
Nice looking reel! GLWS.
Thanks Will. I'll see if I can find a TAC 80 to pull on.
Glass? Composite? Does it matter? Thanks Mark.
Which rod would you recommend to fish lead heads with squid for WSB? It will be matched with a Tern 400, Torium 16HGA, Tesoro 10 or similar size...
I would expect a comment like that from a guy who chose the alias "Baller". Marry Xmas buddy!
Does the reel enable you to move the handle from the left to the right? I prefer using my right hand to wind. Thanks!
Do you tie the main line to the ring with the two hooks or to the ring connected to the jig? I know it is a very basic question.
Thanks Jarrod! Just ordered one for my trip to Panama next year.
Thanks Mike. I intend to use the reel for deep drop rock fishing either ganyons or ahi assassin jigs so I think the larger spool will be ok for...
i just ordered a Tekoda 600 for rock fishing/jigging. I was told the 500 was about the size of a Torium 14HGA and the 600 was about the size of a...
I've got mine paired with a UC Raptor 76. Fished @ 60# for tuna a Guadalupe Island. I really enjoyed fishing it.
I like the Torium 16HGA. I've used mine to catch rock fish on jigs up at Channel Islands and yellowtail and dorado on kelp on offshore trips. It...
I was able to get 320 yards of 65# Pro Spec on my Tern 400X. Plan to use it quite a bit on my 10 day leaving Saturday on the Indy.
x2 on a 100# flat fall rig
I usually bring 4-6 rods, depending on what's biting which can range from 10# yellowtail on kelp patties to 200# blue fin tuna at SCI. Be ready...
I should have it written down at home. I will look tonight and get back to you.
I've got 80# pro spec on mine, but if I had to do it again, I might go 100# max cuatro.
I like the Calstar 850M.
Keep your reports coming! I look forward to the next chapter. :)
There are 5 Tern 400Xs available at tackledirect.com. I ordered mine this morning and should have it Thursday in advance of my upcoming 10 day...
How nice of them to overflow into the three landing's parking. Yet another reason to keep fishing out of Seaforth.
mid-November? Ugghh after my 10 day. Thanks for the update.
Then I should be getting a shipping notification any minute now...
Great choice in a reel, I have a 16VISX with 100# Pro Spec on it. I choose to go with 100# because I like the option of fishing it as a 80# or...
I agree that you can get some smoking deals here on BD if you are patient and know what to look for. If I were starting out, I would look at the...
that's disappointing. when I spoke with them last week they said they should be able to fulfill all their pre-orders.
Thank you! I am going to have to give this a try!
There is no guarantee of what you will get into day-to-day. Go fishing when you can and hope it turns out to be an epic day. Chasing the bite...
I'd recommend the Vagabond and Shogun for an 8 day trip.
I pre-ordered with JandH but they won't charge until they ship the reel to you. How it should be.
hahah and i bet you'll be going after big BFT then! Would be just my luck. :)
Wow, i heard one of the boats was charging those prices but didn't know it was the landings too. Might time to invest in a moderately priced set...
Be sure to take your 20# set ups and #2 hooks! Good luck out there. Wish I was going fishing.
The 806 is an awesome rod, I've had mine for 7 years now(?) and love it. Good luck bump, hope you find one!
On a 3.5 day you should be prepared to fish anything. I'd bring a 20, 30, 40# live bait stick, and a heavy 80 to 100# set up for flat falls in...
Which raptor? 76 or 80? MAK 15 SEA on my 76, and torque 40nld2 on my 80.
I was out several weeks ago and Andrew suggested we bring everything too. I ended up using a 20# stick and 40# stick for colt snipers. Better to...
Nope. My first time on the Melton trip.
I love rock fishing at Guadalupe, but those pesky yellows keep eating the bait! o_O
I'm on this trip! Can't wait to get out there. Looking forward to meeting all of you.
I miss that albacore tail shake, hooolldddd oonnnn whhhile III taaake a piiccctuuure
I took a middle bunk on the starboard side. Unfortunately there wasn't air conditioning down there but it really wasn't that bad. One of the crew...
I spoke with JandH today and they said they were expecting them in about 2 weeks. Hope they get a surprise shipment sooner.
Rent both 100# and 60#, take 20# set up just in case. Unless you plan on doing a lot of big blue fin tuna fishing.
That's great that you are able to get away for a time to recharge. My brother and sister-in-law became full time guardians of a disabled boy when...
I don't know what I am doing right or wrong but my wife drives me to the boat from L.A. for my long range trips and has never complained about me...
Thanks Bill, I noticed that when I first got them. Wondering if I should change the hooks too?
Great thread, here are some of the things that I've learned over the years:
For the most part all of the long range boats are good. They've been...
Thanks, with the smaller size of the Halcos compared to the size of my marauders I thought I might try heavy mono with a crimp but the harness...
Just picked up a couple of Halco Max 190s to fish for wahoo on an upcoming LR trip. For those who have fished them, do you recommend tying...
You are welcome! Both the Prowler and Tomahawk are at Seaforth Landing. Heard good things about the Tomahawk but haven't been on the boat yet,...
Pick a boat out of Seaforth Landing, easy and free parking. This year I have been on the Tribute and Prowler and had a great time on both boats....
Thanks, wish I had seen that listing.
I always take a 40# live bait set up, it's one I've used the most.
Too bad you dont have one of their jig cases!
When I was recently on the Prowler, the crew asked if I wanted to keep them or cut them lose. I released those I caught.
Red Vines, Red Bull and beef jerky are always appreciated by the crew!
X2 on the Vagabond, Shogun also does a few threes a year.
Bring some smaller colt snipers, 80 and under. Match the bait.
I brought everything on my two day and only used two rods. :rofl:
I knew it would seal the deal! As for set ups, I was out a week ago and I only needed a 20# outfit, 20# flourocarbon and #2 flyliner hooks. Small...
Look at the recent fish counts, it should give you some indication of where they are going. Two reasons why I would choose the Tomahawk - plenty...
wow, exactly the color scheme I like. Unfortunately I had one built earlier this year too!!! This shouldn't last long.
Was out last weekend on a 2 day on the Prowler. Bring a 20# live bait set up, along with 20# fluorocarbon and #1 or #2 flyliner hooks, baits are...
Another gorgeous rod! If I hadn't just picked up a predator 76 a few weeks ago I'd be waiting for another delivery from you.
I like to use a Calstar 220h glass rod and saltiga 15h for these little sardines as my 20# outfit
Thank you! I'll pick up a couple.
Which size do you recommend? 140, 165 or 200?
Fishing was ok on Saturday, ended up with 4 YFT and 2 skippies, all football models. Sunday was much slower, not sure how many the boat...
Great reel, love mine. Killed quite a few YFT at Guadalupe, it was paired with a Raptor 76. GLWS!
I was just out there and the captain told us to bring 25/30; 40; and "heavy gear." I'm sure it will be the same when you go out. Which boat?...
I was just on the boat this past weekend, they have a freshwater hose you can use if you ask nicely.
But seriously, its a fishing boat not a...
Before you sell everything stop fishing on your own for a year and try long range trips. If that is satisfying enough for you then sell the boat....
Definitely go with a star drag, lots of good options out there from Tesoros, Toriums, Saltigas, and Trinidads depending no your budget. Like an...
Just got back from a 2-day, small bait. I used 20# fluorocarbon and #1 flyline hook to get bit.
The same football size yft that most of the boats have been catching.
Went out this weekend on a Prowler 2-day trip sponsored by Calstar rods that was limited to 26 people. First time on the Prowler. I really liked...
I MUST BLOCK COWMAN!!! He is bad news...to my wallet. Awesome work as usual.
BTW Jake, I'm using that beautiful Tilefish I got from you this...
That makes two of us!
X2. Wait for the fish counts and you'll never get out. Just look at the August 1.5 to 2 day trips, they've been sold out for months. August is...
Seaforth all day long, the parking makes a HUGE difference. I'd also suggest a 1.5 day so that you have more time on the fishing grounds....
That's why I bring everything even if I only use one or two set ups. Conditions are always changing and the right gear isn't going to do you any...
The Intrepid's stand out as among the nicest, Shogun forward shower/bathroom not so much.
My first long range trip was on the Royal Polar with Roy Rose. Had a blast, 10 years later it is still my favorite trip of all time.
Great report and pictures! Glad to see the boats are targeting species other than the BFT all or nothing trips. Heading out in a couple of...
I've asked the same question and been told that it is best to use mono because it stretches and acts as a bit of a shock absorber. I wonder if...
Depends on where the boat is going. For Lupe trips I like late October/early November. For variety trips targeting the Rocks or the Ridge I like...
I use: Saltiga 15H, Tesoro 5, Torium 14HG.
I've done business with Tee, recently. You have nothing to worry about. Exactly as advertised and a man of his word. Buy with confidence! (my...
no worries, glad you sold it! I was at the stupid movies when you posted. Good for the person who got it!
dang, exactly what i was looking for.
I've got mine paired with an 809H-XF and love it. Use it to throw colt snipers and other light jigs, plastics and iron.
I have a mint Torium HG 20 with about 300 yards for Izorline 65# spectra that I am selling for $180 FIRM. I live in Glendale and work in downtown...
Parking at the other landing is so bad Tomahawk gets my vote just on easy of stress free parking as Seaforth Landing alone.
One three day trip. It gives the captain more options of where to fish. On a typical overnight, you''ll only be fishing until 2 p.m. or so and...
I've got mine paired with a Raptor76. Killed a few tuna at Guadalupe Island with this set up.
I'm going to test out the theory on your two Phenix rods sitting in my garage.
I really enjoy fishing the boat, it has always been good to me. Captain and crew are great too. You'll have a great time. Good luck with the...
MAK 16SEAII or VISX16
Dennis is a friend Ethan. Good people.
who cares if there's chaos, you aren't driving the boat. go fishing! you can't catch them at home.
I use it primarily for light jig fishing whether its working the rocks for rock fish, throwing colt snipers for yellows on the kelp throwing small...
I've been using it for some time now and I live it. Great setup that is so versatile it goes on overnight trips to long range trips. Never leave...
Looks like it could catch some rock fish! Caught this fisherman!
Damn, wish I'd seen that before setting my price! Thanks for the laugh!
How about a thousand and I use you as chum at Guadalupe
make it $400 and cover my beer tab on the trip
Still available, trader backed out.
Possibly, check your PM. Thanks!
Haven't used it since before they were out.
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SOLD. I have a Trinidad 20A in pristine condition, looks new and was last serviced by Shimano is 2017. It hasn't been out since and comes with...
I've got the exact set up you described, an 8 foot raptor and a torque 40NLD2 that I plan to use as an 80# stealth rod for Guadalupe. Had a...
I'll be going with Ethan next year! Looks awesome.
He did but a little penicillin should clear it right up.
Reminds me of a whole year of offshore fishing when I couldn't catch a damn yellow fin tuna.
Call the boat/landing and see if they have a tackle rental package that you can purchase. If you are set on sending your own gear out, then ask...
I just picked up the only one they had at Bob Sands, awesome little reel. Taking it out next weekend
boom to the top!
Another beautiful rod Jake! I wish I could collect them as pieces of art!
Too bad. His meals were unforgettable.
Although the food on most, if not all the long range boats is outstanding, Kenny on the Shogun does it the best.
Thanks Tom, good info regarding the bait runner!
Thank you David.
Thank you Gary, i appreciate the detailed response. I'll check out Alan's site.
The Trinidad for surface iron, or possibly check out the new Okuma Tesoros for $319. I have both and love the Tesoro.
I only had the opportunity to ride the boat once years ago on a WON trip. Had a blast and killed a lot of fish that day. Too bad I live too far...
The Tomahawk is still running out of Seaforth, I believe they have a 1.5 this weekend. Was supposed to be on their 2 day last weekend but it was...
I'm starting to do some research into spinning rods and reels that I can use for local fishing at Catalina and San Clemente Islands. I envision...
I've been on a few trips where deadheads fish for free and win the jackpot. give it to the crew so they can presumably ride free again in the future.
Thank you! I don't have a private boat nor do I plan to invest in a kite rig. Too much reel for what I do.
I have a Torium 16HG and absolutely love it. I've used it on everything from rock fish to offshore yellowtail and dorado. Live bait to tossing...
Gonna be pictures of me beating your ass! :smash:
Thanks for the free bump Bill! Common, let's go rock fishing, we don't need to chase these BFT.
Selling a Penn 50VSX with an upgraded Tiburon handle that comes with 130# PowerPro spectra with room for a longer top shot. I've had this reel...
An overnight in August, you should be good with:20-30, 40 and 60/80# set ups. No need to change your spectra. Good luck!
I spoke with Okuma several weeks ago and they said it would be out in june. I also asked a retailer and they had no idea.
I've used Travel Guard. The cost is based on the cost of the actual trip. I've purchased it for my big vacations with my wife but never for...
There are a number of variables: limited load trips that cost more; the overall number of guys that a boat takes versus the other; what is...
I have both and think you could go either way. I plan to keep a set of both, one to fish with a short 3-4 fluorocarbon top shot, and the other to...
If you want to target cows specifically I think you have two options: go out of PV or try to get on a longer trip. I believe each of those boats...
Common 3 more people! Let's do this.
We need a few more so I can go fishing bump!
I really like my Torium 16hg and tesoro 10 for star drag reels.
Is anyone else on this trip? If not, let's go fishing! Spots still available.
X2, I am on this trip as well. I've heard good things about the boat (this will be my first trip on the Tomahawk) and plenty of free parking at...
Raptor 76 for 60#. Killed it with this rod at Guadalupe Island.
I have both the Saltiga 15 and Tesoro 10s, you can't go wrong with either.
I fish mine as:
8/10 - 30#
12 - 40/50#
16 - 50/60#
Currently one of my favorite rods, goes on every trip from rock fishing to offshore to long range. Good luck with your sale!
Mark, I'll be out with the Tomahawk on a June 8 2 day. Hope we find them willing to bite.
Then I think you are set, don't spend the extra money. Like I said, if you want to have a dedicated 80# set up for flat falls, which I would...
I've asked myself the same question time and time again, especially with finicky blue fin tuna around. The short answer is yes, I...
A bucket of original recipe KFC, Gatorade, water, and some light snacks.
only if you are tying to mono or fluorocarbon (yeah, yeah I know who needs fluoro for rock fish). Don't tie directly to spectra in case you get...
I jig using a Shimano Butterfly jig and kill it on rock fish and lingcod. They are about $20 each but well worth the expense. It works for me...
Which size torium were you using and which rod? Thanks for the report, was an entertaining read!
I stick with the tried and true uni-to-uni to connect fluorocarbon to spectra and the San Diego knot for jigs and hooks.
Looks like a great day out on the water with 50 of your closest friends. Thank you for the report and photos. Better than sitting in my office!
do search on PO and you'll find all the information you could ever need, and yes, I'm still waiting on mine as well.
3 Days Alaska in July
August 2-3 day in SD TBD
10 Day Indy late October
Very sharp! Beautiful work and color combination.
for 20-30# I would have to recommend the Torium 16HGA paired with a Phenix 809H, which is by far my favorite set up. Whether its jigging for rock...
This Facebook page is really confusing...where do I sign up for the new dating app?
What is the difference in action between the psw809hxf and the 809xhj? I have the "f" and love it. good luck!
My bad its the 720X3H; I have three of the axis heavy rods at different ratings so it gets a little confusing. And I'm getting old.
Strike while the iron is hot. You can always stop later.
I'd suggest going on the longest trip that fits your budget and your time. Most if not all of the boats are great. Good luck!
I've got the 12 and 10 and think they are amazing! Someone is going to get a great deal! If I weren't planning to get the 5 when it comes out I...
X2 I have an Axis 780X3H that I match with my Fathom 40 NLD2.
I used an OSP 1x3 with a Penn 12VISX and it was awesome! I think you'll enjoy fishing that rod.
I usually don't agree with this guy because of his taste in friends, but in this case he is 100 percent right. Go out of SD and, if possible, do...
I've had that nightmare before a trip, thank God it was only a dream. Glad it worked out for you!
Anyone else on this trip?
I use a MAK 15SEAand a Raptor 76 as 60# live bait set ups, Talica 16II and Seeker White Tiger 6465H as a dropper loop set up.
does anyone have a number for them? I've tried the site but couldn't fine it. Thanks.
What time of the year do you plan to go? Parking at HM, Fishermans is a bitch during the busy season. Seaforth Landing has plenty of FREE...
Boat owner to the first mate: so who do we call?
Are you looking at a 2 speed? Are you hoping to fish tuna on these shorter trips?
What is the length of the rod?
That's how I use mine, paired with a Penn 12VISX or MAK 16SEA. Worked great.
I have two OSP rods and the Raptor 76. In my opinion, the Raptor 76 is a 60# rod. They are all great sticks.
You'll be fine. It is exactly the same as what you have already done, you'll just get to fish a little further out. Enjoy the trip! Please post...
I have a Penn 12VISX that I pushed up to 80# at Guadalupe Island and it was great, also used a MAK 16SEA too but it got a little heavy paired with...
I have one of his custom rods and it is beautiful! Great craftsmanship, high quality work. Kills fish too! The person who is lucky enough to...
I'd have to agree with Pete. I sold my Avets and bought Talicas.
I just want to give credit to the best rock fisherman I've ever met! No salmon grouper is safe from your line.
Like the guy said, Keep It Simple S....
I use pre-made shrimp flies, tie it and forget it. Although I mostly fish jigs for rock fish. Makes it...
You'd be surprised, but then again I've heard you threw your rig into the water thinking that your "hot" sardine was a giant tuna.
Exactly how I feel about it. 600 yards of spectra should be plenty to stop any fish I want to catch!
woodburyoutfitters.com I've ordered from them several times in the past.
I've got three of them and they fit my 7 to 10 foot rods fine, the only limitation will be the height of your ceiling.
If I didn't already have them I'd jump on these Tesoros. Awesome reels. GLS!
I was on the Amigo opening weekend and they had plenty of frozen squid on the boat. We did use whole squid early in the morning.
They have it at Fishermans Landing tackle shop, I had them load 600 yards of white 80# maxcauatro onto my Torque 40NDL2 back in February before a...
I saw it at the show as well. I have the others but the 5 looks like the best one!
First rule of Fred Hall Show Fight Club is that you don't talk about the Fred Hall Show Fight Club.
now that sounds amazing! restocking on halibut this summer, going to try this one!
Great reel for throwing small baits! Love mine too. If the Albacore ever show up I'll be ready. GLWS!
Check out the Island Tackle booth, they have 25 percent off Avets in stock! Crazy!!
As I said earlier, I really like the Ocean Odyssey. I believe they give a $50 discount if you book a trip during the Fred Hall Show, at least...
I like the Ocean Odyssey, nice big boat, fishy captain. Why are you limiting it to HM? Point Loma and Fishermans Landing are located next to HM....
I remember you mentioning that before, didn't know if Jamie had an update that we weren't aware of.
You'll have the 5's in stock? Are they comparable in size to the Torium 14hga? Thanks.
thanks! that is exactly what I am looking for.
Thanks! I'll be bringing a 16HGA!
Will Shimano have its reel maintenance workshop at the FHS this year? Thank you.
I paired it with a Calstar 220. Its a fun set up to use.
That's exactly how I use it, 50# spectra with a short 20# top shot. just waiting for the day the albies come back!
Somebody buy this awesome rod on a rainy Friday bump!
That is one clean looking vehicle!
Whatelse do you have to do? Its an event, just go have fun, visit the manufactures and go to a few seminars.
Same here, never leave home without it. Anything from a local overnight to 10 day this set goes with me.
One of my favorite rods, paired with a Torium 16HGA. I use it for live bait, fishing kelps, throwing colt snipers and small jigs as well as rock...
How is Sunday looking? Booked on the Amigo. Thanks!
The Independence has been docked down the street the last couple of years. Haven't heard about this year.
the guy trying to sell green spectra! :rofl:
I'm having the 8 foot raptor built right now for me as an 80# stick paired with a Penn 12 VISX for Guadalupe. I also use a Raptor 76 with a MAK...
The green and yellow have killed a lot of fish over the years so I would assume this will perform just as well. While I have not had the...
I recently filled mine with 600 yards of 80# white maxcuatro at fisherman's landing. I couldn't believe it held that much line. The different...
I agree with you, personally I wouldn't pay the fee either but its purely optional.
some businesses chose to pass along the fee, others just eat the cost as part of their business. The company I work for is a non-profit and we...
X2. They are great.
yeah that sucks. Typically the convenience fee is the percentage that the boat has to pay the credit card company to offer you the chance to pay...
please go back in the closet. I have a torium 16 that i love, and a saltiga 15HGA which is also great.
That sucks! One of the online tackle stores said it would be ready in January. boooo
I use a MAK 15 SEA and Penn Torque 40 for #60. The Fathom isn't really built for that class of fish but a lot of people have had success using...
oh he's still in the closet? thought he was out. i once caught him looking a shimano up and down.
keep an eye out for rods here, you might find something in your price range
if you want to use it for live bait and throwing iron then 8ft is the least you should go. Check out the abyss line of rods, they are cheaper....
I use a Torium 16HG with a Phenix 809H that i use for 20-30# and throwing colt snipers. Very versatile set up. I've got 50# spectra on it with a...
I was able to get nearly 600 yards of 80# maxcuatro on mine.
Only if u include free shipping?
I'll give you $50, 1/2 spool of 20# pink seaguar and two rock fish jigs. Happy Friday bump Bill! GLWS.
I had a hard time finding this blank last year! Awesome rod. Good luck with your sale!
was that the melton trip?
I've been to Guadalupe twice on the shogun in the November time frame and had good fishing and little sharks both times. Haven't been on the AA...
I'm on a similar trip this upcoming season. After fishing 80-120# YFT at the Lupe for 3 days or so, I would imagine that they would focus on...
You know it! Those were some big reds!
I think he mean's Seaforth landing. Yeah the parking at H&M, Fishermans and Point Loma plain ole sucks! I'm lucky, my wife will usually drive me...
If you are looking for good food then it doesn't get any better than Kenny on the Shogun. I did a Rice Bowl Charters trip last year to Guadalupe...
yeah what he said
how do i get off 113 points? asking for a friend
none whatsoever. sure would lighten up my tackle bag!
I know, but we like to come back down for the day, go to Old Town or Seaport Village for lunch. Its a tradition.
Thanks. The wife and I usually make a day or weekend trip down to SD a few weeks after the trip returns. It is a nice excuse to get away.
excellent, as long as someone is there.
on a 2.5 will the processors meet the boat?
Good idea, I'll have the 60 set up for live bait and the 80# for flat fall. Good excuse for the extra rod and reel!
hahahah. don't poke the tiger! I could go full long range mode any minute now!
My personal favorite is "it isn't going to do you any good sitting in the garage when you need it on the boat!"
Ok, 8 set ups for a rock fishing...
Wondering if I should bring a dedicated 80# set up? Too much?
I've added a 25/30#, 40# and 60/80# live bait set ups for my rock fishing trip. :ele:
Oh you can!
I've been on many trips with sponsors and pro staff. I have never heard them bash others products, and have even told me they like some of the...
I'll be on the Vagabond 2.5 day trip this weekend, I'm guessing we will be doing the combo trip. Wish us luck!
guadalupe-style rock fish combo trip!
What # fluorocarbon was getting bit?
Any news as to how the Vagabond did this weekend? They were supposed to target tuna on their 1.5.
is 60# too heavy for YT and lingcod dropper looping at colonet?
I usually jig for rock fish. Ganyons is last ditch effort for me
it holds plenty of line to reach 400 feet? Not a pain to wind up all that way?
I'd be concerned about reel capacity for reaching 400 foot drops at colonet.
definitely considering the fathoms. I will probably be fishing some heavy lead but i don't want a heavy reel. just happen to be going to colonel...
I'm on that trip as well.
Do the calcutta/international reels mentioned have the capacity to reach 400 feet at Colonet?
Thinking about picking up a level wind reel for fishing rock fish ganyons and ahi assassin jigs on the bottom from the channel islands to colonet....
The last two years that I've been to Guadalupe we pull up to the docks and they come aboard to look at our passports and paperwork.
Sounds like a nice trip! Thanks Cris.
Hi Chris, do you have a website address? I can't seem to find one. Thank you.
Thank you all for your replies. You've given me a lot to think about.
20 percent off spooling, yeah they are great
I go where the captain takes me master ling
I received 20 percent of a name brand reel this past Thursday. Call Chris as Pelagic Outfitters, they will take care of you. Merry Christmas!
How long are the strips? Do you use multiple?
I find that the current really have a lot to do with tackle choices. What do you guys use light current versus heavy current as well? Thanks!
I've never had a lot of luck catching lingcod. For those lingcod killers out there, and I know there are some who have it really dialed in, would...
Hey Johnny, I just signed up for this year's trip too. Got candy?
do they fish for lings on this trip too?
I've been wanting to go there for a long time. Doing a one week cruise and then renting a car for another week. Wife has never been to Alaska so...
How are the towns different? My wife and her friend are going so they would need to stay busy during the day. I know there is a lot to do around...
Can someone please recommend fishing charters in Homer, Alaska?
Also, if you have fished both Homer and Seward, which did you prefer and why?...
Okuma Tesoro, among all the others mentioned
hahaha i know you will! I have Monday the 22nd off so I'm gonna try to get out. Good luck on your trip, I know you guys will slay em!
too bad it isn't one week later! I coulda brought lots of candy!
x2 on the MAK 20 SEA
HA! Then you should buy it and destroy it to remove one more tranx from the world. I'm keeping my Tranx 400!
I am selling a Tranx 500 PG filled with 65# pro spec for sale for $365. The reel has been on a couple of trips but never caught a fish with it....
You can also rent rods from the boats, they will have everything you need, or try to jump on a sponsored trip and borrow their gear.
Sorry to hear about your fall but glad you are doing better. Went to Lancers for breakfast yesterday and was looking for you at the...
This is an amazing "little" reel, I love mine. Good luck with your sale!
I've known Alex from Phenix for a few years now through fishing Phenix charters. Really good guy who always takes time to answer all my questions...
Wow, beautiful rods! Good luck with your sale!
All personal taste but check out the MAK 16SEA, 16VISX, Torque 40 and Fathom 40NLD2. I have used them all, except the Torque (which I have on...
Cool, let me know. I want to do one too.
Bill, do you plan on doing any of the trips? I'd be up for Colonet!
There are some boats, like the Shogun, that are most likely to go there. More boats received permits this year. As someone said, call the boat...
I usually sell for a few reasons:
Sell to finance a new purchase
Try something and realize its not quite for me
Have a set up that I've never...
All dogs go to heaven. Period.
If you're as fishy as the Amigo you've had a good career! Good luck out there!
Gorgeous rod! Beautiful craftsmanship!
that's very cool of you to take in those dogs. GLWS!
I've only fished the Amigo and like the captain and crew. It is an older boat but still comfortable.
The 700MH along with my Talica 12II is perhaps my best set up ever. It has caught everything from white fish to tuna and wahoo at Alijos. Good...
I've had boats cancel trips in the past and they offer the option of a credit or cash back. Sometimes I take the credit and then apply it to a...
You should reach out to Chris @ pelagic outfitters I'm sure he could help you out.
You should reach out to Moon. He autographs all my custom rods.
Steve K is right, there are a lot of variables. I am going to assume you are hoping to chase these big BFT in local waters or take a trip to...
Do you have a budget in mind? You could probably put together a 100# outfit of used equipment for under $1000, but it might be close for quality...
Best fishing report ever! Congratulations on a family memory of a life time. You didn't tell us that Matt Damon (in the orange hat) was your...
Has anyone heard anything about a Tesoro 5s? Pelagic Outfitters had this posted along with the 10S and 12. Shipping dates?
Model Gear Ratio...
I just arrived back from Guadalupe a few weeks ago. As you know, the crews are recommending that we fish nothing less than 80# on those nice...
I caught a 100#+ fish at the Lupe a couple of weeks ago on a Fathom 40LD2 and it worked great. It really put the wood to that fish.
yeah but did your roommate bring candy!? Looks like a great trip, congratulations!
Great reel, just used one to catch a 100# YFT at Guadalupe! GLWS!
Pelagic Outfitters offers full fill of spectra for a penny, free shipping and no tax for California.
Last year I used a Penn 16VSX and a Calstar 770XH as a 100# dropper loop set up. Pushed the draft past strike, went 4-4 on the yellowtail. The...
I bet you hit it on the way back from the Rocks and Ridge. See you out there!
We leave Saturday morning on the Shogun. If you go, you'll beat us by a day. When do you get back? We'll be back the following...
Not this year Fred but have a great time! I'm leaving on a trip to Guadalupe this weekend. Tight lines.
Ill be out there next week too. I'm bring an HXJ raptor with an 80# top shot to use as a heavy yoyo reel. Not enough line capacity for me to be...
Nice rods, congratulations!
Looking forward to it Ed! Is Bart the New Jersey Pirate on the trip?
How was Guadalupe? I'm heading there in a week and a half. My HAX 78x2H is gonna be paired with my Talica 16 and Penn 12 VISX, although I doubt...
Awesome rod! I have one, good luck with your sale Great Lupe stick.
Good luck with your sale! Friendly bump.
See you next year! I did the trip three years ago and had a blast. The last two years, including one in two weeks, have been to Guadalupe. I'm...
I'll have to check it out. When I asked the crew last year about fishing 65# spectra they said to change it to 80# since the 65# breaks. I'll be...
I believe the recommendation is a minimum of 80# spectra because 65# was breaking.
Looks like a 60# live bait rod?
which trip is that? I'm booked on the Excel Phenix Rods 10 day next year.
Find a trip that best fits your schedule. Decide if you want to be on a boat that goes to Guadalupe or not and book it. I booked my 2018 trip a...
Consider renting a rod and reel package on whichever long range boat you decide to go on. It will give you a chance to try the newest gear for a...
One of my favorite boats, always really fishy for me. Full of great memories for me as a kid. It was the boat, then known as the Blackjack, that...
I'm leaving October 28 on a 7 day, I'm taking everything because it isn't going to do me any good at home; and who knows if we will stay at...
Steve, were you fishing 80# and 100# top shots? I'm heading out in two weeks!
How many miles is Thetis from Guadalupe Island? Doable on a 7 day trip?
Hi Gary, thanks for the response. I've seen Wahoo trolling lures set up with a weight as you describe. What size weight do you use? Do you just...
What are your favorite trolling feather colors for tuna? Cloudy, Morning, mid-day bright sun, just before calling it a day? When to go with dark...
Joe and I will be on the Island Tackle trip in a few weeks. I have a MAK 16SEA and he has the 16VISX. Looks like we'll have to swap set ups for...
X2 on the Talica 16.
how big was that fish?
I love Thetis! Congrats!!
I like different reels for different applications, however most of my reels are Okuma and Shimano. Used to have all Avets but now I only have...
Looking forward to fishing with you! My quiver is down to 14, might shrink by one or two set ups. With a 7 day there are so many options so you...
Congratulations on your trip! I couldn't agree more, Roy's love of fishing is only matched by his loving of helping his anglers catch fish. My...
Can you post a picture?
My 10 just arrived, looks about the same size as the Trinidad 20 only narrow. I'll have to check when I get home to see if its smaller.
Search John Tuttle, he did a write up with pictures.
I use it as a 50# reel as well. Perfect size and capacity for that application.
My 10s is supposed to be here today too! It loaded with just over 400 yards of 50# pro spec. Good luck on your 9 day, which boat? I hope you'll...
like you haven't see one in their marketing materials? PM me your # and I'll text you a photo, its a real beauty!
Just started planning!? I've been planning for months! :ele: Won't really know where we are going until we get that email saying we are going to...
I can't believe that the trip is only 4 weeks away! Who else is going on the trip?
A Calstar 700MH with a Talica 12II has been my favorite 40# live bait set up. I recently added a Tilefish 80 and have heard good things. Can't...
Sounds great! Which one are you in the picture? I am friends with Sophia and Kevin as well so I know who you aren't!
I used my UC 76 Raptor and MAK 15 SEA as a 60# stick at Guadalupe last year and it was amazing. I think it is a perfect 60# rod. This year I...
I was really impressed with the look and feel of the reel. Out of the box my initial impression was that it was the same size as the Trinidad 20A...
Me too! See you there.
Thanks. It looks like I should tie a binimi twist?
What is your favorite knot to create a loop to connect your main line (spectra) to a looped wind-on top shot? Thank you in advance.
Doesn't hurt me! hahahaha. She knows when I sell something it just means new gear is on the way.
I sold 4 reels in the last month to pay for new gear, at least that's what I tell my wife! :ele:
Just received my shipping confirmation! The Tesoro 12 is on its way!
Haven't received the shipping notice from Tackle Direct just yet. Hope to have my 12 before my 7 day at the end of October, along with my new...
I've used a UC Raptor76 with a MAK 15 SEA at Guadalupe. Worked well for me.
Keep your 80# set up, there is lots of use for it!
What do you mean by long range? 10 day variety trips or cow hunting down south? I've had a 150# set up for 7 years and have never needed it. The...
Check out the Torium 16 and 20 HGA you can't go wrong, great value and good reels. The Penn Fathoms are also awesome reels at a really good...
I was just on tackledirect.com and its showed they had 2 Tesoro 10s and 1 Tesoro 12, stating the item would ship on September 21.
I wonder if...
Thanks for the report. I didn't fish with the previous captain but I agree that they deserve more time. I look forward to fishing with them again.
I was there last year and this is what we were told to bring: Hook sizes for your flyline rigs are 4/0 and 5/0 depending on the brand. I...
Just kidding, I couldn't resist.
I usually rinse them down with water, then use Dawn liquid soap and a soft sponge to go up and down the...
It's the same owner, Matt is the new captain. I guess it would be the owner's decision? Only way to know is the call the landing.
He went on to run a whale watching operation at another landing.
As for Matt, seems like a nice enough guy. I fished with him earlier this year...
I've see it listed online as early November, I sure hope you are right about October.
Last year I fished Guadalupe Island for the first time. The first fish I hook at the island takes line screaming off the reel. I finally work...
Thank you. How might it compare to a Calstar 850H?
Thanks John. Looking forward to reading the rest of your report on this and the 12.
Size wise, what reel would you compare it to? You mentioned the 10 as a perfect 30 livebait/iron reel. Do you think the 12 would be more of a...
I would suggest putting 80# on the MAK 15, that's what the deckhands on the Shogun recommended for Guadalupe. The fish you are targeting will be...
Do you know what is the action like? Fast, slow? Is the rod very parabolic? Is it like a glass rod or a composite rod? Thank you.
on a variety 10 day I am bring a 20, 25, 30, 40, 50 and 60 live bait, 40 colt sniper outfit, 50 yoyo, 50 iron, 80 trolling, 60# dropper loop and...
Awesome rod. I use mine with a Talica 16 to kill yellowtail on the dropper loop
I pre-ordered a 12 VISX from Pelagic Outfitters last week! Can't wait to use it at Guadalupe Island in late October.
Is this the site? http://www.outdoorproshop.com
I had the exact same question last year. After speaking with a Phenix manager I know, he suggested getting the Axis 780 or 820 X2H...
Thank you for the report. I've been wanting to try them out.
I was thinking of looking at an inexpensive rod such as a used Rail Boss since this isn't a rod I plan to use for anything but heavy yoyo.
Trying to figure out which of the following rods I currently have that I might use as an 80# yoyo set up paired with an Avet HX Raptor? Calstar...
We've all experienced that stress those last few turns. Even worse when the fish is at color, runs, is at color and runs again. Alway be...
Hey David, sorry for the late reply. Took a day trip with the wife. I use the Talica 12II and a Calstar 700MH as a 40# set up. I've killed fish...
Here are my set ups for local trips:
Torium 14HGA and Seeker 804 (15-25) for 20# Live Bait
Torium 16HGA and Black Diamond 809H (20-50) for 25#...
Awesome report, thanks for sharing. My Talica 12 and 700MH is one of my favorite set ups of all time. Don't have the H. What ended up happening...
Wish I could make it out there with you guys. I like your approach. Tight lines.
What size Trinidad would you compare the 30HA? I do mean physical size. Thanks!
Awesome site, thanks for sharing.
That sucks. I purchased "lower priced" reels and rods that I use on local and overnight trips just for this reason. Hope it was an honest mistake.
Hell no! She stays home and I go fishing. Sunday night I told her I was sad because that was my last fishing trip until my Guadalupe trip in...
I've got the 809HXF paired with a Tranx 400 to throw colt snipers and other small surface jigs and it is amazing! By far my favorite set up right...
I like me some Pi!
Trying fishermans landing down in SD. I thought I saw a few on the rack.
Good point, I didn't even consider Guadalupe since it wasn't an option back when I went. I really like the post-Christmas 5 day trips. It was a...
I went with the Shogun, but they were really nice rock fish! hahahaha. Not sure what the options are this year, maybe call the boat's office and...
In the past, our 5 day Christmas trips would go fish yellowtail and rock fish at Cedros. Not sure where they would fish now that the island is...
I am planning to bring 15 set ups on my Island Tackle 7 Day on the Shogun because I have no idea if we will be going to Guadalupe or the...
I had the same concerns with my 20HGA and 16HGA. Once I had line on them and was actually able to cast live bait and colt sniper type lures it...
I'm interested, where does it leave out of? any idea what you are hoping to target?
You can only dream about being on a trip like that. Way to go. I'm just sitting at work shaking my head.
Awesome report, thank you. Makes me want to give the Prowler and Buzz a try. You are right about always being prepared. I've been on 4 trips...
Easy for you to say, you've got the guns to make those fish pay! hahahah
Good point by the way.
I think its a little confusing but that's just me I guess. I have a Saltiga 15H and love it. Was thinking about getting a heavier version but I...
Makes me want to head to the east coast and give it a try. Are there many open party trips out there or is it mostly charter?
Its the right color but sure what it is!
Nice work, I really like rods with cork.
Always wanted to go to Africa. Thank you for sharing your adventure!
What an awesome looking trip. Congrats.
Really makes the boat deck look awesome! Now I just need a boat!
Congrats on the great trip. How large was the biggest yellowtail?
I was looking at the product page and there is a column that says action "Action/FW" with the abbreviation L, ML, M, MH. Can someone please let...
Just picked up a custom Tilefish 80 from cowman here on BD. What is your favorite 40/50# reel that you would put on this stick?
I have a Saltiga 15H. I've only had it one season but it has been fantastic. I may have to get a couple more bigger versions.
Listed as Out of Stock at the website
That's the key, how the fishing is when his trip occurs. If they are biting that is where they will be. I'm on the Shogun in late October and...
I checked before I posted. From the Independence website:
Notice to all anglers fishing with us this year. We have received our...
If the boat goes to Guadalupe then you will absolutely need both a 60# live bait set up and a 100# yellowtail dropper loop set up. Those were the...
I've got my Tranx 400 on a Black Diamond 809H, using it to throw colt snipers and other similar sized jigs. I love it and use it about 70 percent...
Thanks Jake! Can't wait to break it in at Guadalupe or other locations on my October 7 day!
Yes I am a tackle and fishing whore. I have 30 rods and reels, and will be adding Torium 14HG (already ordered); Penn International 12VISX and...
Live from Catalina!
Thoughts on which rod to pair with an Avet HX Raptor as an 80# yoyo set up? Thank you!
Thank you for the detailed reply Jamie, much appreciated. I was planning to use an AVET HX Raptor with and 80# top shot and a Calstar 765ML, even...
Hey Mark, I've seen those skinny arms! Gotta wind faster! hahah Just kidding!
I have mine on a Calstar 700MH that I use as 40# live bait set up. It kills!
Have you guys yoyo'd at Guadalupe for yellowtail and/or YFT? If so, did you use 60 or 80# set ups?
And if so, which reel and rod did you use?...
I use a San Diego knot to tie everything. Nice report, looked like fun!
I've fished short top shots of fluorocarbon for years and haven't had any issues. I was out this past weekend and one of the deckhands...
Excellent rod. I have mine paired with a Torium 16HG and it works great. Casts far and pulls nicely on decent size fish. GLWS!
No we didn't go seeking kelp, just worked the same area for yft.
They'll smoke your fish but I haven't seen them trade it.
Sitka, Alaska would fit the bill. Pretty much how I like to fish Alaska too,
I noticed a few pieces missing
I heard you had an awesome roommate. Just a BD rumor.
or $4.95 a pound.
Penn Fathom 40 NLD2.
where did you order it from
I just got off the Vagabond today and I could cut and paste your report for our trip. Mike and the Vagabond are great. I saw Gordon laugh...once.
Nice rod rack in the background!
I just tie it directly to my spectra, I don't use a swivel.
I've seen lure wraps for sale separately but I don't know how they work. If I can remember where they were I will let you know.
I ended up going with a Saltiga 15H loaded with 40 or 50# spectra, fishing a short top shot of 20# fluorocarbon and a Calstar 220 glass rod. I've...
Yup it was a good boat, good crew, good vibe.
Nice! I'm on a three day on the Vagabond that get's back the same morning as your son's trip. Hope we all come home with plenty of fish!
Does he have them on the boat or were they loaners you brought? I am heading out on the Vagabond JRI trip leaving Sunday and would love to test...
I've been on 6 pack charters where they fill a bucket with water, bleed the fish head first in the bucket. They said it helped the fish bleed...
What's the date of his trip? Hope you will post a fish report!
Dennis and Ethan my friends! Both good guys.
As for other options, I used a penn 16VSX and Calstar 770XH. Worked awesome for the dropper loop at Guadalupe Island.
Wow, great report! Makes me wanna get out there!
I haven't tried the Terez rods, probably won't with so many options out there. I like the Phenix for throwing jigs all day.
Let me know what you...
I spoke with Moon, a great rod builder, a Phenix rep that I know, and the guys from Island Tackle letting them know that I was looking for a rod...
Easily handle 30#YT. I have it paired with a Phenix 809XHF and it can cast a mile! I have no doubt it could handle 30, and possibly 40 in a...
I really like my 400, and use it offshore while fishing the kelp. I use it with Colt Snipers and other similar size lures. Originally I had the...
Makaira 16II SEA/Seeker OSP 1x3 - 80#
Penn 16VSX/Calstar 770XH - 100# (Guadalupe dropper loop)
Makaira 20II SEA/Seeker OSP 2x4 - 100#
He loves fishing the BF.
Ok you are seriously on this trip? Thought you were kidding. I'm bringing one heavy, a MAK 20 SEA II with a OSP 2x4.
I have a Tranx 400 paired with a Phenix 809XHF. Awesome set up for throwing colt snipers, light jigs. Haven't tried bigger surface iron yet but...
Torium 16HGA with a Phenix 809h. I have it with 50# pro spec spectra and a 2-3 foot leader of fluorocarbon.
We're you on that trip last year? I was. Good group of guys. I'm on the Island Tackle trip this year.
Thanks Kev, I was checking to see which boat he was on to give him a better idea of where they might fish. You are right, he should call the...
When I would go out, before the Guadalupe permits, we'd go to Cedros and fish Yellowtail. Now that is closed and the Lupe is open. Which boat?
Mine is backed with 65# spectra on a CalStar 750XH. Perfect 50# set up for me.
I was out there this past weekend. I fly lined 20, 25 and 30 # short top shots of fluorocarbon, with a 1/0 circle hook. I'd also take colt...
I used to fish the New Del Mar and Spitfire 15-20 years ago, maybe our paths crossed. Like I said earlier, August and September are usually...
How old is your son? I don't really think it matters, I've heard so many positive stories of parents dropping off their kids. A few here on BD....
I just got off the Pacific Star Sunday. Didn't take much to get bit. Those small yellowtail want to die.
You'll have a great time! Mike (the real one) likes to share his knowledge while driving the boat. I've spent a lot of time asking him questions...
Does it matter? I'll be on the boat in the presence of your greatness! :worship:
I am really looking forward to fishing with Mike again on this JRI sponsored trip. Who else is going? So far I have six rods and reels I am...
As usual, I was two days too early. :banned:
Yes Mike was the captain. Really nice guy, enjoyed fishing with him. Found out that he used to work on the Blackjack out of Newport. That is...
Is it billed as a Guadalupe Trip? Or variety trip?
I have my Fathom 40NLD2 paired with Phenix Axis 780X2H that is rated (40-100). They retail for $319 but you might be able to find one for less...
I spent the last couple of days fishing aboard the Pacific Star out of Seaforth Landing on a Poseidon Fishing Adventures fishing...
Torium 16HG and Black Diamond 809H.
I like the MAK 15 seaii
Thanks Drew. I am trying to convince a bunch of friends that we should try it. You can't beat the price that is for sure. Did you bring your...
Beautiful rod. What are the best applications for the Tilefish 80?
Calm down Dennis, deep breaths...
I just checked and it looks like j and h tackle has them, did you check with island tackle? They had some earlier this week but they may all be...
I've seen a ton of those small trolling feathers at Anglers Center in Newport Beach before they did their redesign. You might want to check with...
Thanks for the report! Sounds like an awesome place for a group of guys to go down and fish. Is there a time of year when it isn't so windy?
I like Who? find the Phenix more of a finasse fishing rod, but I love my Calstars too. the 700 series is one of my favorites.
Great report, thanks for sharing! I'll be heading out this weekend. Hope we find them!
That's a nice looking dodo! Yeah I don't think I want that to happen to me! I will probably start with the colt snipers. Think I will switch...
Thanks David. Looks like I will be starting with a 20 or 25 # set up when patty hopping. Did you see anyone having success with colt snipers?...
Thank you for the report. I am heading out this weekend on a Pacific Star 2-day. What size were the yellowtail and dorados? I was thinking...
Don't buy a bigger pole, just rent one. Better to have than not to have. So far this year I have been out on the PQ (overnight in May); Tribute...
I would, I'm on a 2 and a 3 day trip I am going on in the next month and I am bringing one. The BFT are big! If you don't have one, just call...
hahah..you won't be sorry, until you get home!
You can order one now and have it shipped! There is a guy who ships rods, etc., he might be able to help you out if you want to ship. Congrats...
If you don't want to fish Pink then don't. If you are curious, try it out and see if it works for yourself. I've seen it work at Guadalupe. I...
You did an excellent job with the pictures and report! Two questions, what did you spend a thousand on (I'm a tackle whore too); and where did...
I'm right there with you.
how dare you sir! You never need an excuse to buy new gear. :ele:
You won't regret the Tranx 400!!! Get it! It is an amazing reel.
The guy I saw using the Pink was killing it. I still did pretty good on the clear Seaguar but he did so well that I figured I'd give it a try...
I think it would depend on which Tranx you were looking at. I agree that the Tranx 500 would be too big, but the 400 is just the right size in my...
last year i used both you mentioned at 60# and did well. i saw someone using Seaguar Pink and he did very well. I picked up some pink for this...
X2 on the tranx. I have a 400 on my 809HXF and love it. 40# set up that i use for light iron, colt snipers.
Island Tackle is a great shop.
I've got mine paired with a calstar 850H
I called a tackle shop that I deal with and they said they didn't expect the reels until mid-September. Can you please confirm if it is August or...
I use loop to loop for 100# or more.
how was the fishing
They are a full service tackle shop. Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. They will set you up. Good luck on your trip.
As for your set ups, I...
Sounds like it just needs to be serviced.
I have a couple of 12's and a 16, which I wash after each time I fish. Then I send them in to Shimano...
Ok, I am going to go again. Spend the week fishing out of a resort in Los Barrillos. Fishing during the day, beer and ceviche at night!
I am not a fan of MC so my choice would be Fathoms. Having said that I have had a full like of Avets but now I only have an AVET HX Raptor (heavy...
Josaiah, If you ever plan to fish the Guadalupe, then put 80# pro spec or maxcuatro on the 12 or 16. The crew of the Shogun recommended 80#...
I have 2 12's and a 16. I prefer the 12 because it fits better in my hands. I've caught 90# YFT at Alijos Rocks all day and never had an issue...
If there are any spots left after i find out if i have jury duty next week i just might jump on! That's if the real judge "my wife" gives me parole.
Just sent a prayer for his healing.
Guadalupe or Allijos Rocks trip if you've never been. Good luck!
Be ready for anything. Captain will go where he thinks the fish are.
$.85 a pound.
All three for a 20?
Sounds like you are prepared! Yes, you should be excited. Wish I was going out again!!
Call the office and see if they have a heavy rental rod. The guys are Phenix are great and could loan you rod (they want you to try it, like it,...
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