It’s like deja vu all over again!
Skip the Saltist and just get the BG. The Saltist is a BG with a couple of the bearings replaced with Mag-sealed bearings and a rubber seal added....
I’d rather take my chances trusting a Texan over a Jerseyan!
I love Wahoo! I’ll have both my Cowbells (32 & 16), a Halco Max 190, a DTX 200 and a...
Haven’t they caught some already? The 2 day boats are getting them.
It's just money. That’s why you still work!
Tilapia? Yeah, just say hell no!
I landed a 270# YFT in 20 minutes on 130# with 45# of drag the whole time. The rod never left the rail after the 1st minute. If you’re a Superman...
Those were commercial caught? I’d think wild caught would carry a premium over farm raised over concerns about antibiotics, lower protein and...
Why don't you send your Capt an email and ask him how he would load it. He knows the conditions.
You might look at a Teramar tms80xxh, 8' rated 20-40. Goes for about $140 as I recall. I have one.
You could try Consta, he moved to Hogan's after the Jig Stop closed.
How are you going to load the Baitrunner? What line/leader/purpose?
Alan uses heavier drag than the crews on the boats like to see used on open water fish!
I'm 6'4" and use the rail with my 7'6" UC Viper and Invictus. Under the arm, one knee, two knees, sitting down, sitting on the rod... whatever it...
I've thrown a lot of iron on Lexa 400's and TranX 500's. The only things that have blown up are the hopes and dreams of YT.
It was the dive boat Great Escape.
Search for 7 strand wire leader
Stuff in some old t-shirts/rags to get them upright and set them in the sun until it takes.
A watched pot doesn't boil, a watched truck doesn't arrive.
you... sound... silly
The 5 1/2" dorado sliders go for $20
Looks like you found the weak spot in the line.
Garry pisses off a lot of people! There are multiple ways to put your foot in your mouth and he knows them all.
Me? I’m right handed with the rod...
It’s a 2 piece rod, right? About 5’ long taken apart in its bag.
Freespool with a light thumb on the spool.
Great price on the top rated big fish reel! See Alan Hawk’s review: http://www.alanhawk.com/reviews/mks.html
I have a Mak 20k, I have it loaded...
Yes, that's the point. He wants to split the difference between the PG and HG.
It's THE popper reel... mines going on both my 10 days and has been out for BFT this year too.
I like the Nomad Riptide sinking stickbaits.
I have a swivel with a split ring tied on to make it easy to change lures. I also use TA power clips instead of the split ring sometimes. Makes it...
These are factory conventional 801h's? I have an s801h and wouldn't mind a conventional for use with a TranX 500! Definitely let me know if you...
Use the 6.6:1 and turn the handle slower.
I haven't heard anything good about the Gold. Blue is big and strong for it's rating... kind of like Blackwater.
Looks good. You can swap out topshots based on the conditions at that time. I wouldn't fish 40# on the MXJ unless it's a Raptor or G2. Take...
Wow, they got it back? How about the perps?
and at about 2:22 it looked like his wallet jumping ship!
I think they were going to start last year at Clemente but the Navy closed the island so we went south. That's the way I like it. If I wanted to...
I usually butt hook with circles because it's too hard to shoulder hook them. I don't want to nose hook for finicky BFT... they don't look as...
It was mono on plastic spools that was a problem decades ago when mono became popular. It stretches then rebounds back. Wind it tight on a...
I like the VMC/Mustad/Owner in-line hooks and the Owner Stinger trebles together with Owner split rings.
Owners are large for their size. If they recommend a 2/0 then go with a 3/0 Mustad/Gamakatsu/EC. For the current BFT bite I've been using the...
Yep, that’s what we did last year after Hurricane Rosa chased us North.
Ocean Beach by San Diego? If there are Stripers I’d think the Avenger 40b could handle them.
Charkbait doesn't handle mail/internet orders from the San Diego store so he'll be good.
TranX 500 HG with a 3' leader of 50# on a Phenix psw909xhj.
Avets magnetic cast control is for throwing irons without getting (much of) a backlash. It's no help with tossing a live bait. I have it set as...
The OP is in Orlando. I don't think he's fishing for SoCal BFT.
The Coltsniper looks like a Daiwa SP minnow clone.
They’re not comparable reels. What do already have?
You went with the Tallus 80h?
I’ve caught YT on poppers on the Ridge on 10 day trips. I’ve had one hit the popper with some of his friends following trying to take the popper away!
Tilefish and Terminator for 50# in an 8’er too.
And we got chased north early by a hurricane.
I'd include UC in your list of candidates!
Colt Snipers with a 2/0 st66 have been working well too. 3 BFT on the Snipers on our trip last week vs zero for flat falls.
Me either... I have hundreds that are bronze or black. No red or gold either! For fishing bait I also prefer ringed hooks.
Mustad 2/0 3x circle hooks.
It’s hard for a big boat to get close to foaming BFT. We got within range last week and one guy got a ~30#er on the popper on what looked to be an...
That Mak 30k is huge and weighs a ton and then some! Where are you fishing and what are you targeting? I have a Saragosa 10k, Twinpower 14k and...
With the tech out there today there's no reason to use rollers on a new rod.
How are you loading the Talica? I would fish a Terminator with 50# and a Tilefish Jr with 30#. My Tilefish Jr is my 30# stick, UC 76 HP for 40#,...
If a BFT runs 500 yds on 100# you have other problems. I've caught YFT cows and a super and don't think I ever had 500 yds out.
Don't Fathoms have rings on the spool at 25/50/75%? Just spool all 100 with no knot and call it good.
That’s why I rigged mine up that way. I’m not going to argue with success!
Mark was recommending a 7/0 Mustad Kaiju on the flat falls. Now those...
Large Atlantic Bonito
I was using 50# for the Snipers.
They're about like std xtra tuffs rolled down but they breathe better and are easier to put on/take off.
Yeah, they think they know more than Shimano, Daiwa, Penn, Accurate and everyone else... but they don’t, just sayin’!
Nice edit on that vid but that took much less time than in real life, it missed the fish going down the starboard side and getting into the props too!
I’ve worn the Xtra Tuffs for 15 days on the water and they’re still like new.
Derby used a larger Stinger hook (3/0?) on an 80gm Colt Sniper. I used a larger 2/0 Stinger on a 100gm Colt Sniper.
I too prefer a 7-7’6”er for yoyo... g6470, g6470h, psw700xh, phd760xh, US 76HP... all get it done. I’ve used the 8’ Tilefish and have done fine...
Is the drag jerky with 25# of drag? Tie it off, walk away and see how it does.
There might be some contamination on the drag washer. I greased mine in spite of Avet’s attitude about greased washers.
That’s a 500 size? It’s rated for 33# of drag! Even the little 300 is rated for 31#. Not being able to achieve the rated drag is a common theme...
Anywhere in that 90 degrees is fine. Actually, with my TranX 500 I don’t worry about the handle position. The position to potentially worry about...
I got a 60#+ on day 2 on the Colt Sniper on the bow.
I take a couple of fiber one bars, sometimes a can of mixed nuts or beef jerky and a couple of bottles of water. I’ve never lacked for food on a 2...
I didn’t know Phenix had a 760x3h! It looks like it says 700x3h on the rod.
A silver/red Boss Valiant would look good riding on that rod!
You can’t crank on a fish with a spinner. You lift with the rod then wind down.
I just got back last night from a 2 day. Fish were 30-80#. 40# fluoro, 2/0 Mustad 3x circle hook, 4oz sinker attached in-line with a rubber band...
The HD has all stainless gears and improved bearings. The Winn model is the original with a brass main gear but with blue Winn grips and a blue...
Nice! Looks like it comes with plenty of mojo too.
I use my Mak 20k on a Black Hole CCS 80g.
Pull on the UC Centaur & Raptor 76’s and see which feels best to go. I run 60# on my HX Raptor on a Predator 76.
The Winn version is a cosmetic change to the original with Winn grips and colored spool. The newer HD has stainless gears and better bearings.
If they can’t figure out which bathroom to use you don’t need guns... just flip the signs on the doors every couple of days!
You need a 90j, Ulua 93 and 10’. I have a Seeker 690j, Ulua 93h and my favorite, a Phenix 909xhj.
I have a 15t, 16, 20, 50 all in silver but if they suddenly turned into the new gunmetal I’d be fine with that.
Catch, stomp, release! We hates them we do.
Spectra with a mono topshot. If fishing for finicky tuna I add a few feet of fluoro with a three turn surgeons knot. A Seaguar knot is good too....
On my 20-50# bait rigs I like 3-4’ tied to my mono topshot. On my heavy rigs I use 20-25’ tied to my spectra.
I like a US 76hp for 40# and a Tilefish for 50# but my Predator 76 is good for 50/60#. I don’t have any Talica’s but I have a JX Raptor and a...
7.1:1, 37.7" per crank for me!
I've had no problems with the smaller 3x Mustads or the bigger 4x Mustads. Fish in my avatar was on a 4/0, 4x Mustad. The Owner Mutu's have a...
Next time you're at Anglers Center or the Longfin pick one up.
Then just use Premier a weight heavier than the Blue. Premier 130 is the same diameter as 100 Blue, 150 Premier = 130 Blue. You can compare the...
I use the Black Hole CCS 86n for popping with my TwinPower 14k. My Saragosa 10k is on a Black Hole CB S-801H. I've caught a lot of schoolie YFT...
Is the one with the vsx with a cord wrapped butt and the smooth fore grip?
The 14k is a little bigger with stronger drags (drags are in the spool) and internals are equivalent but the Saragosa 10k has drags plenty strong...
My Saragosa 10k has 400 yds of 65# Maxcuatro with an 80# leader. Bring on all the 50#'ers you want! I have a Twinpower 14k mostly for the 53"...
What is the length of the Centaur?
20 yds of fluoro? How about 2' tied to your 20 yds of mono?
I caught an 85# on 30#. A 75# on 60# kicked your butt? Join a gym!
Yes, the Lakers paid too much but getting rid of the Ball drama is a good thing.
I use an Improved Albright/RP/JC/Alberto to join spectra to fluoro.
It depends on the fish. Some are just pissed off teenagers and some were out late drinking with the boys and aren’t really feeling it.
Not a surface iron! With that paint job I’d use it for Rockfish.
Iron man, UFO, Fire, I have them all. I like the 3’s, they’re universal iron like a Tady 9.
Using green makes it more likely that you'll be in that macrame!
Robert's a good seller. I've bought fluoro and hooks on mulitple occasions and it's all been good.
I don’t like green fishing bait because you can’t see it, the other fishermen can’t see it and the deckhands can’t see it.
Popping is often done in exotic locations that you have to fly to. Popping rods join at the top of the butt section and are very strong and you...
Looks great! I have a factory spinning version.
Once it settles down and you're in a tug of war. If it comes towards you get back in high... you want to be tight to the fish at all times. If...
I usually use an Improved Albright/RP/Alberto/JC. If I tie a TP/BS knot I use the Bob Sands variant but haven't had any problems with either...
I've never had a Tony Pena slip. If you use a uni as the stopper rather than an overhand it's a Bob Sand's knot.
Maybe I shouldn't have let "the Man" use my rigs last year at Cedros!
Wai, hit me up a few days before your 8 day and I'll let you use one of my rods... all Black Hole: CB S-801H, CCS 86n, CCS 80g. Your trip is...
32 Oz Cowbells are usually long down the middle. Corners are usually better than the inside but sometimes they all go off at once! No fishing the...
I would just put some tape around the spool and tie over that. I don't use spool pins to anchor the line or any holes in the spool. Just asking...
I'm not familiar with the recon elite 71h. Pull on them and see which you prefer for your purposes.
I think it's a drain hole, not a line tie.
I use a TwinPower 14k on a BH CCS 86n and/or a Saragosa 10k on a BH CB S-801H. I pop with my TranX 500 HG on a Phenix psw909xhj too... it's not...
It's fine for fishing 40-50#.
Just do it!
Must be a tiny reel. My Accurate BV-300 is tiny but I still get 300 yds of 50# Maxcuatro on it.
She's a fatty. You'll be hard pressed to top that... but get back out there and try!
The 130# Seaguar Premier is the same diameter as 100# Blue. That's the way it seems across the board, Premier being equivalent in diameter to the...
What holes do you have in your current line up? Looks like some of these will fill them... and upgrade many of the others!
I have a bv-300 with...
What's the drag washer look like?
16n is taller/narrower with stronger drags vs 14 is shorter wider with less drag. Given my druthers I’d take the 16n!
A Penn Fathom 15 is about the same as a Torium 14 if your shops carry those.
Silver works for me. But it’s always the Indian, not the arrow!
I got 4 YT at Cedros last year throwing 45’s with the psw809xhj. I got YT at the ‘Lupe too. Great for Wahoo bombs too... multiple ‘hoo on it.
I like a Phenix psw809xhj.
I still have Charlie Davis's Hoop Up book!
Alan's handle knobs... https://alantani.com/index.php?topic=12785.0 I have 3 of the 5/0's.
I use the Tilefish for 50#, feels too stiff for 40# for me and it works fine with 15-17# of drag. The US 76HP is more to my liking for 40#. I...
For 30# I use a UC US Tilefish JR and a Phenix psw760h.
For 40# I use a UC US 76HP and a Phenix psw700xh.
For 50# I use a UC US Tilefish and a...
I think I have 3 of them. You can get them at https://alantani.com/index.php?topic=12785.0
Isn’t the HXW power handle a direct fit?
I got mine from J&H after it having been backordered. You might call and see if they still have any in stock.
We got a couple of YFT on our Memorial day trip.
I’ve done the pipe insulation over the tips too.
I got 315 yds of 80# Maxcuatro on my Tranx 500 hg.
I put them in rod socks then bundle them together.
If the top shot is for a bite leader go as heavy as you need too. I usually limit the weight of a 'normal' top shot to one line class below that...
I have 400 yds of 65# spectra on my JX Raptor and fish it with 50#. It'd handle a 40-60# topshot too.
JX Raptor to replace the LX.
That article distorts the numbers too! It's all in terms of shootings per 100k people, not number of mass shootings. A smaller population country...
A leader on a popping rod is to act as a bite leader. I'm not pulling using 20# of drag... but I probably could!
Except that we don't have BOTH.
Does the spool turn when you turn the handle in free? If so you still have drag when in free.
I use my Saragosa 10k on a Black Hole CB s-801h. Reel is loaded with 65# Maxcuatro with a 60# leader. I use it for throwing poppers at YFT on my...
Accurate 600n should be good for 50#. I use an Avet JX Raptor and a Saltiga 40ld2, both with 400 yds of 65# and a 50# topshot.
I use a UC Tilefish 80, Phenix phd760xh and G6470H for 50#.
I was using Mustad #1 94140 J's and 1/0 Demon 3x circles.
Just don't compare them to the thin anodize job on a Shimano!
I'll take a tanker over some flat white meat!
Smitty soft pad!
The 15’s in all series (Squall/Fathom/Torque) should’ve been extra narrow 25’s rather than wide 12’s! I still love my old 525 and 525 Mag but wish...
For flat falls I’d put 80# mono over the 80# spectra. Use a 200# leader when rigging the FF and put the wood to them!
The 400 will take 300 yds. My BV-300 took 300 yds of 50# Maxcuatro.
My 15t is supposed to come tomorrow. The other Alex was using a 10, what were you using on that long haul?
You can get a Tilefish Jr in an 8’ blank too.
Neither are an upgrade to a Penn 50sw.
I'd go 200# on both. Bigger fish with sharper teeth don't prefer a 500gm over a 300gm or 200gm.
That was probably me! I got a 298.8 and a 321# on 130# premier which is the same diameter as 100# blue.
Like Rush sang... you're only immortal for a limited time!
I got an email today from J&H saying it has shipped and it should be here Friday!
Lures are consumables. You got 5 or 6 fish and it got chewed up? Great! Fish it some more until it doesn't come back then hope the next lure is...
If you’re going old school with the 196 put a Newell 220 on it. A Penn Fathom 12 would be good! I don’t think I’d put an Accurate on a light chovy...
They're slow to grow so let them go. But if you keep them, yes, they're very good... especially compared to Sand Bass. I'd only keep one if it...
I like a three turn Surgeons. It’s a little smaller than a Seaguar but either one would be my choice.
Sounds like a spun prop. Take it to a prop shop to check.
I thought it was a YT stick!
The trip I just got back from recommended a 7/0 treble hook (Mustad Kaiju) on the bottom and the ones they come with on top. Those Kaijus are $25...
People were catching BFT on jigs before FF came along. You could go with an old blue/chrome Tady 9/Salas 6xJr jig with the glow back and probably...
Ya know, by and large, BD is the kind of place where they don't call a spade a spade, they call it a fucking shovel. If you come here expecting...
Do you need to keep any under 24"? If it's bounceable it's not keepable.
Everyone should get to experience that once!
I like the way you’re thinking! Mint or mint/white or mint/white/gold or mint birdshit are my go to colors.
Looks like a couple of Halco 130's too above the Raiders.
Around 17-20# with the old Dartanium drags they came with. The 16/20/30 all have the same gears/drags/spool diameter.
Go get them! I’m heading out Friday night on a 2 1/2 day’er on the Pac Voyager.
I have a Penn Battle 6000 and have landed 30# YFT and YT. I have 50# spectra and a 40# leader. The shorter the leader the heavier it can be...
Gee, he hasn't been on BD for over a month and a half. Did you call or send him a text?
I assume flying from Brown has an add-on fee? They're not using the Grand Caravan from there, right?
With Cedros Outdoor Adventures you leave your car in a secured lot in San Ysidro and they drive you in a van to/from the Ensenada airport. My...
Greased (Cal's grease) HT-100 or Carbontex woven carbon fiber washers is almost always a good idea!
All Raptors have MC and say Raptor.
Welcome to BD!
Very cool island. I like all the volcanic craters and lava flows. On foggy days I almost expect some Dinosaurs to appear... very Jurassic Park...
I have one of the Turners version of a Jig bag. I've had it for a couple of years and it's holding up.
Avet is the only reel manufacturer on the planet that doesn't believe in greased drags. Ok, there might be another that doesn't grease drags but...
Isn't that what all your customers want? It's not just the super hero stickers!
My understanding, based on talking to people on the island, was that the ban was to remove the bait haulers cleaning out the bait for the tuna...
Good luck! My son had his Aortic valve replaced at 27. He was born with aortic stenosis and was lucky to wait until then to get it replaced....
Skiff trip to Cedros/Benitos rather than Sac Reef. I'll keep on flying down and fishing from pangas at Cedros for 10 hours a day until my arms...
A clear 220 sold here for $750 on May 8.
A 20# dumbbell is the drag you'd use for 60# which is at the sweet spot for a 40-100# rod. A 15# weight would be a good drag on 50# line.
I've only been on the PQ once a few years ago and I remember they have a ton of space to store rods. I don't remember about bunks, bait or tackle...
Oops, I saw tn rather than tx. So make it gar rather than cats! You were popping on the gulf? Great reel for that!
Nice reel, but man, you must’ve been expecting some big catfish there in Tennessee!
Schoolies? An SX, non-Raptor, G2 nice but not required, on your favorite 20# rod. Cow BFT on flatfalls? An Okuma Mak 16 SEa or Penn 16 visx would...
Wow, looks great... other than cranking up from 750'! I don't even like 300'!
Seems to me that TC claimed to be Lithuanian? Last I heard Dimitri, the mad Greek, had moved to Florida... I think someone told him there were...
I still have a 545 too. Yes, they're tanks. I put a Daiwa SL handle on it and lowered the gear ratio to 5.3:1. Casts great, I use it when I...
Oh yeah, he was such a poser. I pm’d him that if he talked to me on a boat like he posts he’d be swimming home with no teeth. He apologized and...
I'm getting stuff from 2003. That's okay, I like Captain Curt and even Byeye... ok, maybe not Byeye.
It's a YFT. My best BFT was an 85#er on a Sardine fishing 30#.
It's Seaguar Threadlock. The place I got it from put it on for free. As I recall it's 600+ yds.
My Mak 20 SEa is loaded with 100# with a 25’ 100# fluoro leader. I have it on a Viper 76. It caught the fish in my avatar... and a bigger one.
Phenix psw809xhj or psw909xhj.
Yes! I’ve caught 3 Wahoo on my Lexa’s.
The Torsas have incredibly smooth drags!
I either buy the premade leaders with 44# wire and 2/0 hooks or make my own with 44# wire, 2/0 hooks, #1 afw crimps and a small black ring.
Newell 200/300/400 all have the same drags which are equivalent to a Jigmaster. If you’re comfortable fishing 40# on that then they can all...
I have 300 yds of 50# Maxcuatro on my BV-300 and usually fish it with a 40# leader. The Trinidad A series come with greased carbon fiber drags so...
On some of those rare "go anywhere" days you see boats smaller than 21' out beyond Clemente.
This is BD, right?
Fluoro does stretch, just not as much as mono.
I'd use a three turn Surgeons knot or Seaguar knot. Both are easier and stronger than a uni-uni.
Personally, I use fluoro for tuna, especially...
No one in the history of the world has ever caught fish on mono, anything else is fake news... you have to use fluoro! This helpful tip is...
I wouldn't use an MX for 40#. The SX/MX all have the same drags. As a light 30 is as far as I'd go... but then at the beginning of July you won't...
The ‘Lupe in June is YT, I’ve done that too.
Damn Turd, I only have 60 days on the big E! I’m putting on another 20 this year but I’m never catching up! Fly and fish makes for a good life!
My June experiences are on 5 days. Back in the day that meant Cedros/Benitos which are closed these days. Currently on a 7 day you spend 3 days on...
The odds of more species goes up in Sept. Late June is mostly YT.
Late June then 30-50 will do it unless you need heavier for some jumbo BFT.
My Lexa 400 HD is loaded with 50# spectra with a 3’ 40# leader. I’ve caught YT, YFT and 3 Wahoo on it. Probably go with a 50# topshot on the 40n....
Nice! I think of the Rocks as mostly Wahoo, not YT but I do love YT on surface iron!
I have the GIS80XL/L/M and they can be be fished at, or above, their rating!
Nice! I like the shape of the Shout Kudako’s. They seem to be the preferred hook for poppers & stickbaits. Where’d you get them? Most of those...
If you’re not doing as well as some others, pay attention to what they’re doing! Jig they’re using (model/color), retrieval speed, it all matters!
Good deal dude!
That’s what I thought the issue was up front... it’s all good!
I think I paid $250 for my ‘gosa 10k and the 400 yds of 65# Maxcuatro was free! Yeah, I got a good deal!
Coffee works for me but I drink a lot of coffee!
WTG, That’ll teach you to wear white!
No, you’re guilty of abusing Makers Mark by mixing it with Coke! Save the Coke for the lesser bourbon... like Beam. It’s like using Crown Royal...
Looks to be a little narrower and smaller around than the HX.
There's a spring that holds the dog against the anti-reverse cog at the bottom of the gear sleeve.
I'd take it if you're heading down this way.
After the color disappears it looks black! I used to scuba dive and I’ve seen it. It ain’t fake news!
If I put a drop of glue on any knot it's just to keep the tag end from pulling out.
I liked the Penn GS reels. The 525/535/545 came with 6:1 gears. The 555 came with 5.3:1 gears. They sold 6:1, 5.3:1 and 4.25:1 gears separately. I...
My son got a 37# on a psw807ml fishing plastics about 5 years ago. The heavier M1 would have been better!
Last year during the week of Labor day we didn't see any much over 30. I used a TranX 500 HG on a Phenix psw809xhj. This year I'm taking the...
Aussie shore based skitzy, psycho, nut jobs... MorningTide, Cavy, Briggsy, Brooksy plus Kyle Hennig, ECast, Ebbtide, Nomad Design.
In addition to...
Ouch... ‘nuff said!
Wow, came out great... and the inspiration is even better!
Leader isn’t particularly relevant on lures so go heavier! I don’t think I ever go lighter than 50# on my ‘gosa 10k.
The spools not overfilled so the line is touching the frame until 10yds is off of it?
Don't be a Dick... warning is way too late for a lot on here!
If it’s bounceable it’s too small to keep!
It’s not like they won’t hit it if it has some scratches.
How about a RUC711XH? It’s the Swimbait Fanatic version of the Tilefish.
I throw iron and bombs with a Phenix psw809xhj when a 9'er just doesn't fit the bill.
Or put your rods in the trash cans like everyone else!
Cranking with 25# of drag and 6:1 gears would not be my choice. That's why I paid extra for that little button on the handle!
Poseidon was the Pacific Star? Mark didn't want rods blocking the view from inside. Yeah, it was dumb! First thing I'd do, even before changing...
Great reel, I have one!
Hell, for yoyo tie on a 50# leader. You don't think yoyo fish are line shy, do you?
I was thinking hard about getting a Centaur 76 for my Mak 16 SEa.
My Mak 20 really likes riding on the Viper 76!
The Fathom is hard to beat! I use the 25nld2 for 40#. On the longer trips I have Maks to anchor the top end.
He brings a variety. You can use it for the trip. Bring reels, he just brings rods. No, they’re not for sale. I usually have more Phenix Rods...
I usually yoyo with Blue/White or Mint/White 6xJr, 6x or JRI 6/66. 6xJr in 100', 6x deeper or more current. JRI's are brass and are heavier than...
I use a 4’ leader for surface iron so the knot never goes through the guides. I use 25’ on my 100-130# rigs.
I go a different way... I use a Lexa 400 with 50# spectra and a 40# leader for throwing iron like Tady 45's.
I’m on. It’ll be my 6th year in a row. Yeah, Ryan will bring rods for passengers to use although I don’t know that he’ll have a 50-80 rod for you...
Looks clean, I don’t see any brassing. Would make a nice Empress among your shelf Queens!
Anchovy? I’ve caught a lot of YT on the parrot shad color.
I’ve sent in a Curado 300ej and had them replace the bearings, gears, drags, gear sleeve all for the standard $25 service charge. Can’t beat that!
It seems that all the manufacturers went to high speed when Kingfish tournaments got big on the East and Gulf coasts. But then I remember when 4:1...
Ilwaco… he's a Washi googin… not that there's anything wrong with that!
Sure, I guess that’s one way to go if you have way more money than ability. Maybe get a smaller Whaler as your shuttle to get out to the boat...
I use an equivalent Lexa 400 on a Phenix psw809h or a psw809xhj. A psw909xhj for surface iron.
Me too! I was hoping for a red one but they stopped giving them out.
The ML comes with 2 tips for 10-20 / 12-30.
For a JXR I would think as a minimum you'd want the NT-C-703M-MH with tips for 15-30 / 20-60. That's...
Well, you know, by the time he's three he'll be saying, Dad, wtf was I thinking!
Good stuff. I never use the side scanning feature. It always seemed like a freshwater bass thing. I'll give it a try next time.
Epoxy it on if you want it permanently attached.
Most 15-40# rods fish best with 25# line with 20-30 being in the zone.
The Tomahawk has mugs with your number on them for you to use. They have a soda fountain too. Just need a bigger ice maker!
I picked up a Predator 76 too... and a couple of JRI bombs to join my collection!
I got that email from Jason as well. I always bring my own cup for water and soda. I liked it when they gave you cup on each trip... I was...
The 909xhj and 809xhj are my go to sticks! I've caught lots of YT, YFT and Wahoo on them both. I throw 45's, 7x, JRI 4's and wahoo bombs....
I catch Calicos and Sandies on FF’s, sometimes 2 at once! I’m sure they’d work for LMB too especially if they’re suspended in deeper water.
Hogan's in Dana Point carries them now.
I use a 3-4' mono leader. I use a Phenix psw909xhj, 809xhj or 869h/809h for throwing surface irons. The 869h/809h for smaller iron and...
The width of the frame and spool is the only difference.
I use the Lexa 400, Lexa 400HD and TranX 500 HG's for throwing surface iron. I like the external mag spool control on the Lexa's. Set it about a...
I like a banana head lead head with a live squid on a 270H-8 with a ProGear 280 w/25#.
WTG with the kids!
Lexa/TranX/Komodo are all good!
Trolling on a down rigger is your favorite method of getting a bite?
I don’t know how much I’d pay but I’d fish it no matter what. I buy stocks and bonds as investments, not rods.
Hopefully you’ll need another cooler or two!
TSA doesn’t care about line on reels. Mexican security is pickier.
Not even close.
I take 2 100 qt coolers for my 10 days. I don’t need more than that and I’ve only filled them up once... with just Wahoo. I try to limit my take...
That first bright blue dodo was just trying to match the shirt of the angler!
Featureless means it lacks the features they use to define an assault rifle by law. Yeah, I know it’s dumb!
If they can lift 86# they can handle 35#... can you handle 35# on a spinner?
My Mak 20k is on a BH CCS 80G. If I’m fishing for cows I’ll be using...
A bad day fishing beats a good day at work and that was a good day fishing... so WTG!
That dog is a rock star!
I have a Mak 20 SEa on my Viper 76 with 100# spectra with a 25’ leader of 100#. I have a Mak 16 SEa also w/100# spectra and would put it on a...
Somebody needs better meds... or have their fingers broken.
mullet, that's a wide 140, not a narrow 146.
Newell 200 series were based on the Squidders... in effect Magnum Squidders with Jigmaster 5:1...
I didn't know they had a 8' Tilefish Jr until I saw you mention it above. I see it on UC's online catalog now!
I was thinking they were too light for 80#. That Temple Reef is nice but on the light side for 80#. You're talking 80# spectra with a 100-130#...
If you think they're too heavy for +-80 what do you mean by 80? Size of fish or line?
The frame/spool is $200 (Vintage Tackle, Randy), the handle probably $60 (the knob from Alan Tani, blank from Mystic parts?), the reel itself $20...
Speedmaster has spool bearings. It was the TLD15/30 and 20/40 that you could upgrade the bushing in the left plate to a bearing.
I've tricked out some old reels but only because I enjoy doing it and using it. I never assumed I'd get out of it what I put into it... which is...
The HXJ but I'd probably take the 40NLD2 over the HXJ. You can find a 40NLD2 for what they want for the HXJ. I yoyo with a JX 6/3 or 25NLD2 with...
Yes... unless you dump $300+ into the 4/0!
I ordered a couple!
By the time you add a frame, sideplates, gears, yoke, bridge, sleeve, handle, bearings, etc all that's left of the original is the name and a big...
I only have 6...
I like 8' on boats. I have spinners that are 7'7" (srg6k), 8' (srg10k), 8'6" (tp14k), 8' (mak 20k)... from lightest to heaviest. If you're more...
They're easy to pop and work well. I have 3 or 4 of them.
Yes, come back... all will be forgiven!
Me too. I keep a couple of 30# YFT but give the rest away. I haven’t kept any of my YFT over 50#. I prefer the YT, Wahoo and Dorado and would be...
C’mon Brad, you’re Jewish... your grandma and mom should’ve layed enough guilt on you that you’re immune to it by now!
Did it still have your lost baits hanging off its lip? The earlier one may still be out there!
Looks like a phishing scam. They just want you to feel guilty.
If the marine had his m16 on auto just a touch will send out a 3 round burst.
I get why chxh8you but you nailed this one. I had a t-shirt that said fish fear me, women want me... my wife said that made me a 2 time loser. She...
My ‘gosa 10k is on the BH CB S801H too! My Mak 20K is on a BH CCS 80G.
I’ve been out 3 times on the Marlas IV with Scotty!
Fishing 40# on a 15T is just disrespectful!
In Santa Monica can’t you call vector control and have them trap or poison them?
No Macs for me but I have a couple in Sardine. I guess I’ll have get some Macs too!
I guess being below the equator leads you to doing things backwards!
Wadda you know, all the mint 4’s are gone! Mint/white and mint/gold/white are good too!
50# main with a 60# leader averages 55# and be great on a 610h.
I think they call those underhead reels. I guess, like with underspin reels, it lets you use a spinning rod.
I yoyo with 60 when the bigguns are around and sometimes get sealed (that one on the ridge probably still remembers me) or rocked (they can be...
Do you have the original, a G2 or a Raptor? My std MXJ is a 25# reel, the G2 can do 30# easy and the Raptor can easily do 40#. With all 3 I love...
You mean you were surprised that the fix was in?
I thought friends don’t let friends fish 60? If they’ll eat 60 they’ll eat 80 so fish 80!
The California Scorpionfish, commonly called Sculpin is actually of the family Scorpaena guttata. Local names versus scientific classification can...
Nice, but in that Hawaiian sun it'll feel like a frying pan!
JRI 66 in deep water or strong current, JRI 6 the rest of the time. If you're a wimp stick to flylining a bait.
I've had Calico sandwiches for lunch and YT, YFT, Wahoo and even White fish for dinner. Everyone said they're never throwing back another White...
The Brad Merritt 10 day charter in early Nov and an 8 day in 2nd half of Aug.
I'm on the Phenix 10 day and on Brad's this year... with my Predator...
Ok, yeah, you don’t need the 869h with the 909h. I don’t have one but have seen them do some serious damage. I do love the 909xhj! I have a 808mh,...
You should keep it and put a Lexa or TranX 400 on it! I've caught two Wahoo on one with a Lexa 400.
The Longfin has some big ones by Nomad.
Add oil and then trade it in this afternoon.
I like to use TranX 500’s for bombs/raiders. I sometimes use conventionals (JX Raptor/Saltiga 40 ld2) too. I’m hoping for a ‘hoo on the spinner...
They look like they'd get bit... hell, I’d hit them! Are you starting with a decal?
Then come with us! It’s a long haul for a shorter trip but it’ll be worth it.
I usually use 40# on my Lexa 400, never lighter. I use a 4’ leader so the knot doesn’t go through the guides. You can go as heavy as you feel the...
Way cool! Great exotic location. Love those Emperors too.
Even with AWD or 4x4 with all-weather M&S tires you need to have chains in-case the conditions get worse and they go to R3. I've been stopped at...
My vision isn’t the best. I’ve seen youtube drone videos of BFT it spotted that I would never see with my Mark I eyeballs. I don’t know that you...
Wow, looks great! I think you’re right about the washer but you could measure it yourself to confirm.
You mean $610 since the trip is $600... and yeah, those guys always take good care of us! I have another trip later in June too.
The Viper 76 is great for 100-130.
I’ve been on multiple trips that include the tip in the price. I think it assumed a 15% tip which is better than the average tip so the crew...
I like a Jax jig on the bottom with a Kenji fly with a squid strip above it.
I don't see auto-engage as a necessary feature. I have no problem having my hand on the handle and my thumb on the lever to get into gear quick...
Test your spangler/springer and palomar with spectra. I'd think there'd be a good chance of it pulling out. I like the spangler/springer for...
if, in addition, you're holding it upside down and turning the handle backwards you're totally there!
The std MXL is only a 30# reel. The G2 can do 40# and the Raptor can do 50#.
Is that another one of those things that you should try once?
Marlas Sportfishing operates out of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit, Mexico. I highly like and recommend them!
Just wow... that is all!
Keep in mind that the Saltiga has a magsealed bearing that can only be serviced by Daiwa. If you’re fine with having to send it in to Daiwa then...
I assumed that was the case. I can’t see anyone giving up the extra spools!
I’ll give you $80 for the Yumeya 14k spool.
They always go on my 10 days
That’s a good plan
Heaven got a good one...
Herbert Leon Todd
JUNE 5, 1930 – MARCH 7, 2019
That's flylining. You have to get the bait in the water first!
Torium is probably the same width as the SX, just taller. I traded my SX for an SXJ to get a narrower, smaller feeling, reel. I much prefer the...
What's your application? The SX is a bait reel for fishing 15-30# (max of 9# drag at strike). The Torium 16 has more capacity and capability...
What was wrong with the Black Hole CCS 80G that was offered in trade... too much rod for what you want?
That'll do both sides at once. I use a black light flashlight and have to flash both sides.
Maybe get a 533 instead! The 440 has the same gears/drags as a 200/300 series.
Everyone should do it once!
Sounds like the Pac Voyager!
I put 400 yds of 65# Maxcuatro on my Saragosa 10k for poppers with a 80# leader.
Ali is in on it!
Those little Saltiga's are cool but I'd never get one. I refuse to buy a Daiwa with the magsealed bearings. They don't sell the magseal oil so...
I've hooked a couple together with split rings when I didn't have one heavy enough. If the person next to you is using too light a weight make...
Nice, but what does your cute Daiwa weigh? We need a picture on a scale! Probably more than the BV but it would probably beat mine in a casting...
They said maybe this fall.
Nobody said the reel has to be full. Inches per crank goes down with a half full spool which increases cranking power. Then just use a leader of...
Welcome to BD! How much does just your reel weigh?
Hey, he’s got plenty of muscles for catching those fish in his avatar! The fish in mine, well...
Here you go. Pretty light and tiny. Has 300 yds of 50# MC and a 40# topshot.
I'd go with 400 yds of 65# spectra then top with whatever mono is appropriate for the trip you're heading out on.
My ProGear 540 has the 3.6:1 gears! I got them years ago from Ken's Custom Reels in O'side back when ProGear was still in business and the gears...
Good price on that! I have the 80g and 86n.
Is it the 80g or the 80n... graphite or nano?
You could go with a BV-300 and shave some more weight off. Mine has 300 yds of 50# MaxCuatro.
Aren't the skiff trips targeting Geronimo Island/Sacramento reef?
Also, with Cedros Sportfishing you put your rods and gear in a milk crate with rod holders at the lodge and they take and put them on your panga....
You have to convert to the 4.8's yourself. You could get them from PRO Challenger but it looks like they're out of stock....
The 5 day with Cedros Sportfishing that starts on Labor Day with Alan Tani!
Fathom 25n with 4.8:1 gears. Cheap and bomb proof...
I've never done a skiff trip but they look like they'd be fun. I've fished with Cedros Outdoor Adventures twice and Cedros Sportfishing once...
A 1x3 has the tip of an XH rated rod and the butt of a XXXH rated rod. The 2/4 has the tip of an XXH rated rod and the butt of a XXXXH rated rod....
If the rod doesn't bend, use a longer leader. You need some shock absorption somewhere in the mix. To get the fish in my avatar I used a UC...
540 Albacore Special 350/30# mono, 1084 40# braid, 872 50#, 585 65#, 541 80#
I’ve taken to wearing the 6” xtra tuffs on long range trips where it’s hot and the tall xtra tuffs in cooler weather and you can fold the tall...
Take up golf.
5oz... I bet they cast well!
It does well with 60# and 20# of drag.
I got a cow and a super on the lower banks in early Nov 2 years ago. I had been there a month earlier (early Oct) and it was empty.
As long as the JRI 4, 6 and 66 are available it’s all good!
Phenix psw809xhj, psw909xhj both with TranX 500 HD’s, phd760xh and UC Tilefish with a Saltiga 40ld2 and a JX Raptor. All 4 reels w/50# leaders.
I have 50# spectra and use it for fishing 25#.
I got a 270# YFT fishing 130# in 20 minutes by going to 45# of drag from the beginning. I was using the rail the whole time. You’re not walking...
If you're looking to do more than a 1/2 day out of San Diego you probably will need a 40# rig for yoyoing for YT and rockfish. Right now the day...
I thought you wanted multi-purpose outfits?
My 40# reels are a Fathom 25nld2 and a JX 6/3 on a Seeker G6470, Phenix 700xh or something like that. A Calstar 700h would be great.
Something for 30-40 would be good. A JX or JX 6/3 would do it. I like the recommendations for a Lexa 400 on a 9’er for surface iron too. This time...
I saw a 2-piece BlackHole at the FHS that was 14’. Most popping sticks are 2-piece so you can travel with them. I have a 7’7”, 8’ and 8 1/2’...
I like the Pacific Voyager for trips up to 3 days. I have a 2 day and a 2 1/2 day trips scheduled for this year.
I use a Phenix psw809xhj and a psw909xhj.
Looks easy to replicate yourself with some spray paint for the base then brush on the markings.
Does it have a reel seat? I have a Phenix phd700x2h.
I've caught cows on both the Viper with 100# and the Invictus with 130#. They get the job done! The fish in my avatar was on the Viper and was...
Premier is IGFA rated. 130# Premier is the diameter of 100# Blue.
The GH 150 will handle Dorado just fine!
What did you get?
I always assumed a 12 would just be a narrow 15. Maybe that's what it will be in effect.
I think the JRI's are $14. The 66's are brass which is more expensive that the zinc or whatever is in a Salas 6x.
Buy 3 get one free at Bob Sands
I may have missed out on an Intruder but I did pick up 4 more JRI 4's, 2 66's, a 6, a single hook 2 in purple/black and a direct tie bomb.
Sydney is as far south as Hearst Castle is north.
Ya know if JRI was publicly traded their stock would tank based on the rollout of the Intruders. Massive demand and minimal supply means lots of...
They didn't have the specs on the 15T at the Okuma booth but were estimating it to hold 100 yds more than the existing 15.
I have 19 Phenix's from the Hybrid, Black Diamond, Axis, Abyss, M1 and Trifectra lines. I've only had one break (Hybrid) and it was my fault....
I have the phd760xh for 50# and just got a UC Predator 76 for 60#. I’d go with the Predator if I needed one rod to cover both line weights.
I was told that if you got there 5 minutes after they opened you were 5 minutes too late!
You mean no BV2-300!
Check out a Majorcraft Crostage. I use the 77 Hiramasa with my Saragosa 6k. It’d handle a Dorado or you could go for a 80 or 86 Tuna if you wanted...
8 days don't go far enough south to get into big fish unless they go to Guadalupe or go after BFT, assuming they'll still be around. I got the...
Tiburon Boss Valiant 300 clamp: TCU-VAL 300
I got 315 yds of 80# MC on one of mine and just went with 270 yds of 65# PP on the other one. Mine are both HG. I use them for surface iron,...
It's not my job to catch fish for people who can't or won't. I mostly catch and release.
18' boat with motor on trailer fitting in a 22.3' bay sounds like a challenge!
Trini 20. However, I’d go with the TranX 500 HG with a 4’ leader. I have 2 of them!
I use spectra on all my reels with a fluoro or mono leader... including my spinners.
They probably either assigned bantam1 to another role or decided that supporting these boards aren’t worth it anymore. Any negative comments here...
Is the rest of the world wrong or is it just a bunch of SoCal dudes who don’t get it? Answer: it’s the SoCal old skool dudes who can’t get with it...
Spinners are ideal for lures where you’re doing a lot of cast and retrieve. Conventional reels are better for fishing live bait!
In spinners, I...
I’ve had the 90# wire chewed through but not 25 times!
I'd have started using wire leaders way before losing 25!
I guess it's implied since Torque 2-speeds only come in gold!
I'd say the right sideplate was replaced with one from a 16n.
Any doubles? I've caught 2 at once on the flat fall a couple of times. Once a pair of Calicos and the other time was a Calico and a Sandbass.
I do 10 days in late Sept/early Oct. I use 30-40# for bait (Fathom 25nld2/Avet JX-2), 50# for yoyo/Wahoo bombs with a JX Raptor.
I've seen a bunch of youtube videos from people at No Boundries. Looks great!
On my 10 days I like to throw the Halco Roosta 160 poppers. I've only used colt snipers a couple of time when we were bottom fishing... but they...
They make a Madscad 95mm too that comes with trebles.
I've done well on the schoolie YFT casting the Halco 130. Had to put it away when the YFT started turning into sharks. I have several sizes of...
Looks like you had something to do while snowed in!
My son with the Soul measured it for me and says it's 114" from tailgate to windshield dead center and even more if you angle it towards the...
[ATTACH] I can put 9’ers in my Honda Civic Hatchback... and a whole lot more! My son is on his 2nd Soul but doesn’t have any long rods.
You want something to talk about? How about the baby Baja that has been wanted for years!
They still make them as the US113N. The frame and spool are silver but it's the same old baja special inside.
8'ers are fine on the side of the Excel. You get 2 rocket launcher spots above the tackle station that are open to the sky so you can put any...
Or the G2’s.
If I’m fishing 30# there’s no need for more than 10# of drag at strike. No need for over 13# at strike for fishing 40#.
3x Paul. If it has no commercial value it has no value as a deduction.
Why wait ‘till 2020?
Yes and I apologize. I confused the Apollo with the Constitution. The Apollo, by all accounts, is a good operation.
That should go fast!
That’s impressive, I didn’t know Frederick even spoke French.
Okay, that's not actually a Frederick the Great quote! it's a misattribution. It...
Most newer reels have a way higher gear ratio (6:1) than any traditional reel. The smaller 2-speeds have a low gear equivalent to an older single...
That's the way the GT guys rig up... treble in bottom and single in the back.
Not me. The dock is concrete and high. It's easier to go from your flyingbridge to the dock than climb up there. The guards in black are no fun...
Okay, I'd believe that. The butt going from .85 on the 765xl to .94 on the 7465xl is going to add quite a bit of power.
Your 7465xl is rated 50-80?
GF 7465XL 6 1/2′ 0.940 butt, 8 tip, rated 20-50.
Yeah, but it beats the alternative!
Well alrighty then, that’ll work for me!
I have to say that I do a 10 day that has a species contest. The one with the most species wins the pot. I’ve never seen people happy to catch...
Me too but I’m thinking I’m not willing to pay the price! But then, I do have 2 cowbells!
You’re still stuck with Huntley at QB?
You have it. Right handed rods usually spiral to the left while left handed rods spiral to the right. That way, in the case of a left spiral, the...
You’ve never caught a YT? I’ve caught them on 1/2 day trips. My best day I caught and released 26 at Cedros! I hope you got some when you write...
Yes, the 30 is just a wider 25. I have/use/like the fth25nld2 and use it for 40#. Great reel.
For 50-60 I'd go with the 40nld2.
I use the Improved Albright/RP/Alberto/John Collins knot because the best knot to tie is the knot you tie best and I struggle with the FG. Yeah, I...
Is this one of the original ones with the brown blank or a newer version? I have the original and it's great!
I’ll be checking them out. I’m keeping my US 76HP for 40# and Tilefish 80 for 50#. I suspect the Terminator will be better as a 50# rod than a 40#er.
Try adding some spinners to your mix to give the other arm a workout.
I got a 270# YFT on an acid wrapped UC Invictus by Scold in PV.
On the 8 day I’d go with a 40# leader and throw Tady 45’s, Raiders, Megabaits, etc.
This will be the 6th year in row for me on the Phenix 10 day trip. The Phenix rep brings some rods but no reels. I think the rods are mostly...
Just watch and do what I do.
You have 5 psw809xhj's? It's one of my favorites. The 909HJ is a 909XHJ? The phd700x2h isn't a 100# rod... I use it for 60 with my HX Raptor and...
It's already a bio zone. You aren't supposed to be within 6 miles of the islands. The commandante is a little guy. I've stood on their dock...
If you're fishing 50# on a 400 you better not hook too good a fish! I did get an 85# BFT on a dx2-400 fishing a 30# leader over 50# spectra.
I did get a WTF comment from the captain on the Excel when using an acid wrapped 6470 but it was all in fun.
I doubt there are any of the Long...
Why is SoCal so expensive? Because it’s worth it!
Looks great, I’m sure he’ll be excited. I’ll be back on your 10 day in Nov this year!
Well, they have an easy schedule which can be held against them.
321 YFT on 100#
85# BFT on 30#
6.5# Rainbow on 2#.
I’d go with a TranX 500 HG w/300 yds of 80# Maxcuatro on a Phenix psw809xhj with some 40 & 50# for leaders. Bait, surface iron, yoyo, trolling,...
I’ll take a 60# Wahoo over Tuna!
No, I’m using Phenix rods from 8-9’.
Yes, I throw surface iron all the time with the Lexa 400! Poppers too. I even caught 3 Wahoo throwing Raiders.
Go with Marlas Sportfishing instead. They don’t nickel and dime you to death for every little thing.
Beware of pissed off teenagers!
Not to mention some of the hand made poppers and stick baits! GT's will destroy lures as fast as a Wahoo plus rock you. You want to fish cheap,...
Halco makes a Max 220! 220mm | 8 2/3" 180g | 6.35 oz. $29.99
Years ago I was in Tahoe with my wife and it was snowing hard. Every few hours I would go out and shovel the 3-4" that accumulated. She asked...
Too collectible to risk? I only collect memories... that's why I go fishing!
Mint JRI 4 for me too... or mint/white or mint/gold or ...
Yes, a star drag of the same size as a lever drag should cast better. Practice doesn't make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.
Usually the only ones going out there at night are the smokers. Hell, they're even out there when water is crashing over the house when pounding...
Yeah Jamie, the Tilefish doesn't work for 60# with 20# of drag! It does fine for 40-50 with 13-17# of drag. I'm looking for a new 60# stick and...
If the Monster feels like a 40 to you then it is a 40. Jamie likes the Tilefish as a 40# rod but I and many others like it better for 50#. I...
If I have problems getting a good fit with a 2-piece rod I sand the male side with some emery cloth. The delamination/split you have looks to be...
What long ranger trolls at 14+?
Man, that so sounds like F’n Wahoo fishing!
No boats over 35' can fish there. The rule was mostly to keep out the seiners catching bait for the tuna pens.
Yes, I'm on it again this year.
A 9' should be fine. I usually just take 8'ers since they're easier to deal with.
When I was there the week of Labor Day at the start of September last year, I got 3 on surface iron and 9 slow trolling macs. Nothing on yoyo...
Go to alantani.com and search for 349. There are lots of upgrades out there... check out some of the Cortez Conversions frames/sideplates!
80 is too light when using a 130# leader and pulling with 30-45# of drag.
I fish mine with 50# with a JX Raptor. I use the US 76HP for 40#. The Tilefish 80 is a 40# rod if you like rods that don't bend much.
Yes, you should hold on to that old Hooker Intruder, very desirable and collectible!
Anglers Choice was next to Bob Sands last year.
Ken’s always has a booth and you can drop it off with them.
I have the Halco 190, both sizes of Cowbells and the Nomad DTX 165 and 200 minnows. I guess I should add the JRI Intruder to the mix!
Ya know, Leon and Pat aren’t getting any younger.
The Curado 300, Lexa 300, TranX 300, Abu NaCl 50 are all equivalent. Just pick the one you prefer. I have all 4.
The psw760l would handle Bass and...
I have 2 10 days on the Excel this year in late Sept ($3.5k) and early Nov ($4k). The trip to Cedros is a 3 1/2 day with Cedros Sportfishing.
You have a different definition of soon than I do! I'll be at Cedros the week of Labor Day and on a 10 day on Oct 1. I got 3 YT on surface iron...
You won't see Yellowfin at Cedros in the late winter/spring. I've never been there this time of year but I've done the panga's there 3 times and...
I have a 700 yd spool of 80# Hydra 8x in the yellow/orange that I got in a drawing on a Phenix charter a couple of years ago. I spooled up one of...
Personally, I would rather have a 76 beefed up to the 80 level. Some boats have rod racks along the side of the house that aren't friendly to 8'ers!
A few years ago Tim Turis started trolling as soon as we passed the point and hooked up just south of the Coronados! The RSW wasn't even active...
The Excel doesn't allow fishing the slide. It's the biggest, heaviest boat and takes a while to come to a stop. Tangles will result if people...
My son got a 37# on the psw807ml at Cedros so yeah, it'll do more than Calicos! He has the psw760l too. The 760l is rated a little lighter than...
Sometimes 4 out of 5 trollers go off at the same time and it really doesn't matter what you're dragging. Even Marauders can get bit.
I think the...
I hear you, my brother doesn’t deserve the good stuff either!
More JRI 4/6/66. A UC Predator 76. Maybe some fluoro.
Best for the money is probably the Daiwa BG's.
The G2 versions get more drag than the originals but not as much as the Raptors. A MXJ G2 would go 30# with headroom left over.
I'd say it depends on the model. Most of mine would work at the top rating.
My Saltiga 40ld2 had drag problems until Daiwa added a couple of shims to the left side of the spool. I couldn’t get enough drag and still have...
I hate defensive battles.
Carter should’ve stuck with zero!
I’ll take a pro pack of 2/0 gorillas if you still have them.
I use my SX Raptor for 30# on either a UC Tilefish Jr, Phenix psw809h, psw760h or OC Kaiuli 7mhf. The UC and Phenix rods can do 40# as well.
Uncle Rick? Uncle Chunker? A year and a half ago I hooked the 298.8# in my avatar standing next to him!
I’ve seen people using a spinner upside down on the 1/2 day boats. I asked why and they said they wanted the handle on the other side. I asked if...
You guys are worried about a few drops of oil when he’s asking 1900 for an otherwise nice blazer? I finally got rid of my 2001 Grand Prix a few...
Pop, pop, pop.... he’s on again!
I think you’d want the HPA’s rather than the TT for those bad boys.
Looks good for $375. Should go fast.
I'm going to try throwing bombs with a spinner this year. I've only been using spinners for poppers/stick baits. I tried getting one with a...
I have a JX Raptor on my Tilefish too!
You’re going at a perfect time! This will be my 6th year in a row on an Excel 10 day at the same time you’ll be out there. You’ll use 30-50# the...
It’s great! Throws well with tons of power.
You probably have a Penn bridge and guts. Mine has the Penn gears, eccentric lever and plates and that's about it. I have an AlanTani handle...
Hey, it still says Jigmaster on the sideplates so it counts. Just about the only parts that are original!
It has a Tiburon frame too. It still never makes it onto the boat!
I use a TranX 500 HG on my psw809xhj for Wahoo bombs. The HXJ is nice. I'd go with 400 yds of 65# spectra with a 50# leader for bombs and jigs....
I can change the spool on a jigmaster faster than on a spinner. Lift the pin and twist the sideplate then pull the spool and pop in a new one....
But then extra Stella spools alone cost more than an entire lesser reel like a Saragosa!
Easier to use a Jigmaster with a couple of extra spools.
I've never heard of Cadence Reels but I have and like the Shimano Sahara line.
The Fathom 25nld2 and the JX 6/3 are my 2 40# reels. Both are good choices.
I love my single speed MXJ that I use for 25#. I want 10# at strike for 30# and the MXJ isn’t there.
When my son was little he wouldn't use a spinner because even at that age he knew only the clueless newbies used them and he didn't want to go there!
I use conventionals for bait and yoyo and spinners for poppers... and I love poppers! Conventionals are better for bait and spinners are better...
I already saw it on youtube.
For 50/60# you could go with a Fathom 40n2 on a psw760xh or a UC Predator 76.
The only time I'd ever run 200 would be to splice some on the end of the 130 for abrasion resistance when running a short leader.
Can you pull hard enough to break 130? If no, what's the 200 for? I run 130# on my 50.
I have a G6470H for 50#. I also use a UC Tilefish 80 and a Phenix phd760xh for 50#. I'm leaning towards a UC Predator 76 for 60#.
I use the psw760h for bait with 30-40#. For jigs/bombs I like the psw809xhj and psw909xhj. The psw760xh would do well too but I don’t have one. I...
They don't want you to take your rods in a case like a bazooka. This past year I put them in rod socks and bundled them up. In the past I just...
Rams 31, Pats 24.
I still use my 525 Mag as my go to reel for 20#. I also have a 525, 535 w/5.3:1 gears and a 545 with 5.3:1 gears. The 525, 535 and 545 have Daiwa...
What do you use on the boat itself to get it all nice and white again?
Doesn’t pretty much everything in the surf eat sand crabs?
Those are sooty's, Sooty Shearwaters. I thought the little gray ones that look like babies are some kind of Shearwater too.
It'll hold as much 50# spectra as 12# mono. So spool it up with 50# spectra, tie on a 30-40# leader, a wire wahoo bait leader, a sardine and go...
The little gray birds are shearwaters? You can tuck their head under their wing and put it down on the deck or the rail and it'll just stay there.
Great report. Looks and sounds like a Pac Voyager trip. No comments on Jeff's cooking or taste in music video's?
What line do you use for Wahoo? I've got them on a tiny Accurate BV-300 with 300yds of 50# Maxcuatro. I've caught 3 on a Lexa 400 with 50#...
A pox on companies (yeah, I'm referring to you Avet!) that glue the washers to the spool!
Good luck... I’m sure you can find someone to hand it off to if necessary. Your back is getting better? Laying the rod on the rail will take the...
I’ve traditionally stayed at the Vagabond. Last Sept stayed at the Ramada. Will probably stay there a couple times this year too since I can...
Terns are your friends. Seagulls will bite you, steal from their friends and shit on everyone and yet I’ve always let them go as painlessly as...
Is it actually 130# rather than 100#?
I thought it was a liquor cabinet with a bunch of fishing stuff!
When the Mag version of the Avets came out they had a casting area set up at the FHS so you could try out casting an iron with them.
The Avets can be had with magnets. It's standard on the Raptors.
They don’t have enough parking and want to use some of the landings!
Did you try these guys...
I use my Lexa 400 at the Rocks and on the Ridge for schoolies and Wahoo.
I’d go with the 3 turn uni.
Dream 18 day?
A totally hot red headed nymphomaniac roommate and a quick limit of Wahoo all over 50#.
If you’re gonna dream, dream big!
I usually use a Seeker G270H-8 but also have a OC 80JL or Wade Seastar 270H-8.
A Calstar/Seeker 270H-8.
30# SX Raptor/UC Tilefish Jr
40# Avet JX 6/3 or Fathom 25nld2/UC US 76hp
50# Avet JX Raptor or Saltiga 40ld2 or Tallica 12/UC Tilefish
Boca is a distributor that sells lots of bearings at every quality, type and tolerance.
Go to Shimano.com and look at parts for the Torsa and order what you think you might need.
Come on, this is BloodyDecks! Gotta love the the cycle of life in action. I’d be happy to watch a Redtail harvesting in my backyard.
Nice! Do I see Rodless Jim in one of those pics?
I take micro fiber towels. They’re much smaller than regular bath towels, suck up the water and dry fast. I ride the Excel and they have...
The JRI 7 is like a Tady 45 that swims great. I seriously love the bigger JRI 4’s and Mint is the bomb on my 10 day trips. The JRI 6 and 66 are...
Should've included the 18k on this pass.
Trinidad A’s have double dogs to the single in the Toriums as backup to the ARB. Trini’s are supposed to have better bearings but opening up the...
I don’t know that there are upgrades for the Torium A’s. They have carbon fiber drags already and I don’t think you can add another dog.
Take your pillow. I take my ipad with a kindle app and lots of books. I keep notes on it too as well as email with the family back home.
All you need to know is on Basil’s site from JB - http://www.bhptackle.com/pages.php?pageid=36
Just due to capacity. I use the MXJ for 25#. I don't go to 30# on the SX/MX lines.
I've used them all but given my choice I'll take Izor XXX.
Might be. If it gets much chubbier it'll be a caballito.
You want to see the stocks plummet just bring back the Humbolts. They eat absolutely everything.
I have it right here in my memory. You can tell because I'm smiling.
I’d stick with a star drag like the Saltist 35h if you like the Daiwas.
I put a couple wraps of flex tape on the spool to give the spectra something to grip. Spool the spectra tight to keep it from digging in.
www.mysticparts.com. They used to be pennparts.com. They'll have the parts you need.
The future is always bright for the Chargers!
Subaru makes cars these days that aren’t awd? Back when I had Subaru’s the whole line was awd. I had a 3 door... 0 to 60 in 15 minutes!
Nice price for what is basically a Tiburon topless framed 4/0 with 4:1 gears.
Sure. Good for schoolies on the Ridge and making bait if the fish are bigger. Hope it's just for making bait! Fish in my avatar came on a 10...
That's true pretty much in all ski areas. The locals like Subaru's... inexpensive for a 4wd and reliable. Once upon a time I had 2 Subaru's....
I was going up 38 one time and they were stopping everyone in Angelus Oaks for chains. I had 4wd with mud/snow tires so I didn't to put chains...
UC Predator 76
I wouldn't want either of them for a 40# YT although my son got a 37# with his Curado 300ej.
I've driven in snow with front wheel drive, rear wheel drive and 4 wheel drive. They all do fine if driven within their limits. I've seen plenty...
Yes, but I don't find that the 55# of the TP is really any more useful than the 33# of the SRG since I've never used that much drag on either one....
Take a box and cut a v notch on each side and roll it by hand on that.
Sounds like a great combo! I have 2 of the 809h conventional rods.
I use it on a Black Hole Challenger Bank S-801H. I've used it on the Shimano Teramar TMS-80XXH and caught YT and YFT to 30#. A 30# YFT is easier...
I'd probably go with the 86n if I could just have one but that wouldn't be as much fun! I do like the TP 14k over the SRG 10k for popping. You...
I have a 6k and a 10k. An 10k like Dan said, will handle anything below 200#. Mine has 400 yds of 65# Maxcuatro with a 50# leader. I've caught...
Come on over if you want to check out my popping sticks!
I'd head south with Cabbies and start looking for the Marlas boats!
A Newell 332 with 3.6:1 gears got 23.5" per crank.
A Newell 332 with 5:1 gears got 32" per crank.
A TranX 300 with 5.8:1 gears gets 30" per crank....
Go for the 7:1 on the TranX 300. On small reels, like a 300, if I can't crank, I can lift with the rod and then crank down with the reel. My...
Which Thunnus... 4K/6k/8k/12k?
I use the following for poppers and stick baits
Major Craft 77 Hiramasa with a Saragosa 6000
Black Hole Challenger Bank S-801H with a Saragosa...
It's a great yoyo reel!
I use both the SRG10K and TP14K on it. The 14k isn't much larger than the 10k so they feel the same in action. On my last trip I used the 14k...
I've caught a lot of fish throwing Halco 160's on the BH CB S-801H. I've thrown several sizes of Skipjacks and Heru Tuna 100's too. It's done well...
The first BFT of the season at the Tokyo auction goes for big bucks as advertising for the winning bidder. This year was twice the price they've...
A micro torch, some flux, silver solder and some rings don’t take up much space. You can entertain your friends on the boat!
Strength of the wire is the difference. Do you need a 320# split ring over a 220#?
Well, I find a JRI 4 throws great on the Phenix. I prefer the bigger JRI 4 over the 7x since it has more of an S swimming action which most times...
Great! I’ve caught a tonnage of YT on surface iron, a few YFT skipping jigs and a bunch of Wahoo on bombs.
I have 5 UC’s but none are jigsticks.
The Phenix psw909xhj is my preference!
Since when does the Longfin carry UC’s?
I use a Viper with my Mak 20 SEa and it’s great! I haven’t caught anything as small as a 70# on that combo... more like 4x that size! The one in...
He looks like a pro!
Wow, a 1# of Cal’s is $30. The Krytox is over 44 times more expensive! It would have to be at least an order of magnitude better (not happening)...
You can definitely catch fish like in my avatar with a Mak20! I caught a super on the 20 too. I passed on the Mak30 and went with a 50 for fishing...
LORAN was developed in the early 40’s. Were the long rangers using loran-c in the 70’s? It was accurate to feet rather than miles like the...
It’s a common “issue” with graphite reel seats. You tighten it up and it can get tweaked/stuck. Hence my plastic jawed pliers. You can have the...
It's the model. The 300 is 4.7:1 and the 300x is 6:1.
How come they call it the Hurricane Bank when it's the Shimada Seamount on the charts? Did they give it another name to conceal where they were...
I feel your pain... for the money I spent on my car it should come with the shop manual, a full set of tools and a case of oil and lube.
So far I have a 2 1/2 day, a 5 day fly down to Cedros, 2 10 days on the Excel and a couple of trips to PV.
That should be good for big GT!
Just order them from Shimano. I put the Stella 18k's on my TranX 500's but I think it's the Tallica 10 which is a direct replacement.
That is how it's shown on the schematic. How about changing the order and see if it's better?
If you don’t have a strap wrench, wrap some tape around the nut to protect it and loosen it with some channel locks.
I use pliers with plastic jaws to loosen stuck reel seats.
What seasoning do you like on that crow? You can’t win with turnovers like that.
Pac 12 is 3 - 3 so far. Way better than last year when Utah was it.
I have an SXJ for 20#, an MXJ for 25#, a SX Raptor for 30# and a JX 6/3 for 40#.
My next couple of rods are made in Huntington Beach.
My sammich is soggy and 3 of my dines died!
The Terminator is rated the same as the Monster so it just has a little more back than the Monster?
You’re Riverrat over on AT? It’s the from Kansas part!
I set my HX Raptor to 20# and pulled on both the Tilefish and phd760xh. Both handled it just fine, neither came close to bottoming out. Fishing...
Not just hooks. I’ve hooked YFT on poppers only to have them turn into sharks. I went with bait instead.
I like it! I’ll have to give mine a try again with some heavier drag together with my Phenix Hybrid 760xh which is very similar.
OSU had a bad day against Purdue who had a career day. If I were a Washi googan I wouldn’t count on that happening again.
If if fits it can come along!
I usually use the Tilefish 80 for 50# with iron and bombs and it works with 15-17# drag although it bends deep with 17#. It does 40# with 13#...
No big YFT on the poppers but the schoolies and YT on the Ridge sure like them!
The specs on the CD30's say they're through-wired.
The Bomber Saltwater Grade Certified Depth saltwater lure performs its irresistible death...
I like the Phenix psw760h for 30#. Best fish on it was an 85# BFT using an Accurate DX2-400.
You certainly don’t need all the hooks or lead on their lists. I take more jigs, lures and bombs!
2 half 3700’s for hooks, one with 9...
I usually just say bring it all but 4 deep 3700 boxes just with hooks? You must really enjoy the paralysis of analysis!
20 years ago my son used a corsair 300. He had some 50 fish days with that reel. I took him on his first overnighter to Clemente the next year...
I think when most people talk about Heru's they mean the Skipjack which is a hybrid popper. The Heru Tuna and Cubera are more standard poppers....
Yep, it never ends. You can glue rare earth magnets in the left sideplate to slow the spool to control backlashes.
I can dial in the Mag backlash control on a Lexa 400 and end up with pretty much hands off backlash free casting... and have $500 left over as...
When is your 10 day? Early trips don’t usually see big fish but later trips do. Beginning of Oct ‘17 the lower banks were empty. A month later in...
I'll call that stellar because it's out of this world!
Mak 20 will get it done!
Now that’s hot!
You don’t have a boat load of bass gear already?
I separate in plano boxes by type. Hooks, jigs, hard baits, platics/lead heads, trolling, lead. I have a big bag for 3700 size boxes for longer...
I got 315 yds of 80# MC on mine.
As I recall the XLH is an XL with additional material added to the mid section to beef it up a little and make it better for 20#.
I've seen the...
Good deal on a great combo. I have both but don’t use them together. I put a Saltiga 40ld2 on the phd760xh and my JX Raptor on a UC Tilefish......
Good call... live long and prosper!
There’s a Nomad Riptide 265. It’s 10”, 175gm/6oz, $37 on tackledirect. I have the 115 and 155 sizes.
Yes, it's reversible. You don't need an adapter like with a TwinPower or Stella.
The handle on mine is on the left! Traditionally, with...
I use 2-speeds for yoyo.
Most of the sub-cow sized 2-speeds have a jig gear and a bait gear. The low gear on them isn't a just winch them in...
Which model of the soft science shoes?
I like ringed for live bait so I'm probably at 90%. I use cheap non-ringed hooks when Dorado are in the mix!
Very nice Gary!
On a 3.5 day PV trip you fish for 3 solid days. On an 8 day trip you travel for 2 days, fish for 4 and travel 2 days back. You have a better...
The Saltist is great for 40-50# and the Fathom for 50-60#. I’d think if you don’t fish that much and are doing short trips the Saltist would be...
My favorite witch!
You don't need a 50 for FF but if it's what you have, fish it.
I think purple often works because they look Bonito-like. I'm going to pick up a couple of purple Sea Strike 33's for that reason. I've seen...
Are those doubles like the BKK doubles or back to back singles?
I see it if I click on the link!
Well, This has inspired me to order another 1/2 dozen from Capt Jimmy! 2xblue/pink, 2xgreen Dorado, 2xHalloween. They can add to my collection for...
I have the big Madscad but I haven't trolled it yet. I have the 115 and 150 that cast well! I like the Riptide stickbaits too. Those and...
No. The Delta is still in the shipyard in La Cruz being worked on/upgraded. The El Pescador is a lease while the Delta works up.
The penalties, both called and not called, were terrible!
I dry all my rods after rinsing.
I just use the Capt Jimmy's for a painted head or Lead Master for a silver head. I just tie them on and catch fish.
If you like to skip jigs for tuna, just reel a Heru Skipjack in fast . Much easier than skipping a jig and just as effective... if not more so.
You tie at the top ring with the hooks.
I think the Halco Roosta 160's in baitfish are my favorites. The Heru Skipjack is good (more of a pencil popper) but works best under flat...
They should work for anything you'd use an X-Rap Magnum for. Think of them as Aussie rather than Finnish X-Raps. The DTX minnows also come in six...
They should work for anything you'd use an X-Rap Magnum for. Think of them as Aussie X-Raps rather than being from Finland.
Sounds great for a 1 1/2 dayer! I go out of La Cruz with Marlas Sportfishing. They're on the same dock as Danny/Dhamar. I was down there last...
Are your right and left reversed? The right looks to have the lower gear ratio.
Which casts better is the question in both. Have you gone to a store that carries both to compare how they feel in your hand? Personally, I...
Those enumerated in your other thread asking the same question!
It’s still the Lexa 400 HD!
You can get a lot of stuff in small cars. I have a Honda Civic hatchback and got 2 100qt coolers, 2 reel bags, a milk crate, 2 tackle bags,...
For yoyo use a 25nld2 rather than the 30 which is too wide.
Do you deliver?
I use a Valiant 300 w/300yds of 50# Maxcuatro.
Yeah, that looks trashy. Welcome to LB.
It’s expensive because it’s worth it!
That didn't take long. Must be more Raider fans out of jail than I thought.
I just got back from PV on Wednesday night. What worked best for trolling was one of those 7" Boone birds trailing 3 hoochies. The Rapala x-wraps...
Hell of a gun. My shoulder hurts just thinking about it.
For surf fishing the graphite Squall has advantages. Which models are you looking at? The Squall 12/15 have an external magnetic control and are...
65# should give you 350+ yds of line. Use a 100# leader and you should be good to go.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. Albert Einstein.
You're the only one! Wide reels like that are so last millenium. Just go with a Tiagra or Tallica 20. You'd get the extra capacity and stronger...
Verizon was terrible at my house but may have improved since I switched to t-mobile. T-mo has been great and is great in Mx. I get unlimited 2g...
You should’ve taken the under!
For June/July I’d look to go for a shorter trip. There’s no where to go that time of year on a 3-4 day trip other than go to the 1.5 day spots and...
I use the Fathom 12 for 20#. It’s a narrow 15. I think I have 300 yds of 40# spectra with a 20# topshot.
The Fathom 15 and 25 are great reels. You have to go with a Raptor in the Avets to get anything that's even arguable equivalent. I have a Fathom...
No, but I got a screaming deal on the SX Raptor so I have one. I have a JX Raptor and it's a big plus there.
I don't know that it matters. I'd sheath the whole thing in wafer wood to stiffen it up and make it stronger. This shed is to be bolted down to...
The Avet SX/MX G2 reels are rated for up to 12# of drag at strike. They're what the original lineup should've been.
I haven't used the sxj yet. I'll be putting it on a Phenix Abyss 807 for fishing 20#. The Avet SX/MX reels are only good for 8# of drag without...
If you think the sx is tiny try the sxj! It's narrower than the regular sx. I traded my sx for an sxj but still have an sx raptor.
I like the...
The Accurate Boss Valiant 300 is a tiny powerhouse. I have 300 yds of 50# Maxcuatro on mine.
Psycho! I subscribe to Briggsy, Cavy, Morningtide, Brooksy, ebbtide tackle and other Aussie skitzy land-based popping nut jobs! I gotta get over...
Jansik/Springer are pretty brain dead as is the Uni so pick your poison and fish on.
That’s why you come out here and fish with Ed!
Did you ask them what it would be to ship to Cincinnati?
I fly down to PV a couple times a year now and stay on the boat for 4 nights and can bring back 50# of fish. I'm going back down on Saturday.
[ATTACH] The Springer isn't going to loosen up once its cinched down.
Yes, you can 'stick' with a treble up front and go with a single in the back.
The new Outback looks like a huge upgrade over the old one. They dropped the Revo, right?
How does the Springer do if you tie the Spangler wrong?
98 is still over twice my drag so either are good to go.
It's still a hell of a fish on an old 4/0. You can upgrade them until the name is all that's original with all stainless internals with a double...
I use a Phenix 809h.
I’d like to see some heavier Black Diamonds too. The hybrids are too stiff for most of my fishing. I have the hybrid 760xh, 700x2h and x3h.
The rod is the psw700m? I’d go with an Avet MXJ with 50# spectra. That’s the reel I use on my psw808mh for 25#.
I like the Seaguar Premier but always consider it one line class lower. 130# Premier is the same diameter as 100# Blue, 150# Premier is the same...
A silver Torque 25nld2 for me please.
No T-top, you’re a caster!
This is pretty misc so I think you’re in the right place.
Bad Ass! When you said Thanksgiving Day Invictus I was thinking brown and orange wraps with a turkey sdpw. This is much better!
The 300 is a Calcutta TE300. Drags are good. I have a 25# topshot on it. The Calcutta 400 and Curado 200 have greased Carbontex drags and are...
I never switch to the FG knot. They never come out right for me. I use a short leader so how the knot goes through the guides doesn't matter....
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