Looked to me like those dudes were right-handed and had to make due with whatever shitty gear they had on the boat. Seemed to work for 'em.
You can find any of these used reels in your price range: Fathom, Newell, Saltist, TLD, Torium
Or pick up a new Sealine.
Sweet, I didn’t know they made this one. GLWS!
Just grab the fucker by hand and rip him off!
Yes. Plenty doable but it will suck when you hook a good one.
Right on! Great boat and crew.
This isn't Steven Z. by any chance, is it?
BOA several T
What's the best spot in/around the OC to get the lever fixed at?
Just had the same exact thing happen on my 12 star this weekend. Buddy has a 25N...same deal. Seems like a pretty common issue. These are awesome...
Dave’s old rig, very rad Skipjack! Bummer you guys gotta sell, but someone will be happy.
Calstar GG 270-8H.
I’m intrigued by this blank. The rating is pretty wide open, what do you plan to fish on it?
Digging the colors...
Right on, thanks for the info.
Yeah that’s always gonna be the best solution.
Searched the forum long and hard and could only find some vintage Nelz and Landesfeind posts on the subject. So here it goes: what's the...
You can rent a nice Talica setup from the landing. RP knot for braid to fluoro, I like 3’.
Industrial strength only.
What he said!
West Coast Trailers is the spot! We had our trailer in there last month. Great work and quick turnaround.
Both are excellent!
Sunday is the 5th. Is it on Saturday, May 4th?
I’ve noticed that some “no letter” 322-5 reels have a red outline around the logo and others have a white outline. Is there any significant...
Wardrobe by Hookup Baits?
We had M&M Marine in HB remove the fuel from our tank a couple weeks back.
I fish 30lb on my Fathom 12 star drag and have it paired with a Calstar GG 270-8H. It’s an 8’ rod rated 15-40.
I use the 12 for 30lb and 25N for 40lb surface iron. Your 15 is fine for 30lb.
How was it?
Did you go to their HQ? I've always sent mine in, quick turnaround.
You can still blow up a DC if you don’t know what you’re doing.
You’ll be good. Camping out incognito is no biggie.
The Tomahawk website shows a few bluefin trips on their schedule. Hit them up and see what the plan is for the trip you booked. If they’re going...
From the Fisherman’s Landing Insta:
They’ve been caught on every configuration imaginable, from straight outta the package to the crazy Thunderbird setup. Drop the lure in front of a...
Good for fresh sashimi, poke and lobster bait. It is hilarious that guys are keeping limits of them though. I know plenty of dudes that would be...
There’s 2-3 dudes that work the deck and the captain will cruise down from time to time as well.
There’s a sheet in the galley and you just mark...
Tons of threads on this already, but it just comes down to personal preference as there are so many good options. Calstar 90J and 690J, either all...
Almost forgot - leave the GoPro at home.
Rad boat and great crew. 15 and 20lb flyline setups. Snipers and poppers working too. #4 circle hooks or #1 J hooks. DO NOT bring one of those...
My Avets need service WAY more often than my Penn and Shimano reels.
I have an SXJ and a Fathom 12. The Fathom 12 is by far the superior reel in my opinion. Casts way better, more drag etc.
Looking forward to it! Gear recommendations?
What size solid ring is the line crimped to?
About this time last year.
Here’s one from a week ago off HB. Last of the Mohicans.
One of my favorite reels! Mine is spooled with 65lb braid to a 30lb mono topshot and paired up with a Calstar GG 270H.
Awesome rig man! Bait tank?
Fun day, thanks for the report!
270-8H and a star drag reel like a Fathom or Torium.
The Tady remakes are deadly.
Instructions were to come prepared with 25 through 80lb setups.
Captain marked some bigger units down deep early, dropped Flat-Falls for nothing....
Damn dude, that’s a steal - especially with the outboard conversion!
Right on! I was on the Vagabond, we cruised right by you guys. Good to hear you scored!
Nothing beats handmade tortillas!
Straight hamachi like you mention is my favorite way. YT poke is killer too, I like it better than tuna poke.
The 24 open is a badass rig. Impossible to assess value from the pics and minimal info provided, but these boats are bought and sold all the time....
Rad! We really dig our 20.
Doesn’t matter what boat you have so long as it runs reliably and can safely get you to and from where you want to fish.
Your videos are the best! Just curious - which Calstar rods were you guys using?
Your Ram will be perfect. We tow ours with a Chevy Colorado 2WD and haven’t had any issues - even when pulling the boat out of the water on a...
Fix the problem?
Post a picture when you find ‘em!
The two speed will be fine and you can always throw it on another rod like you said. Backlashes will happen on any reel, just get that thumb a...
The JX 6/3 is a nice reel (I have two), but I prefer throwing jigs with a star drag. Something like a Penn Fathom or Shimano Torium will do the...
That will be sweet with the outboards, GLWS!
I dig ‘em. They’ve helped to silence a few of the neighborhood dogs.
Saw you at HH Sunday morning, my buddy and I we're talking about how sweet that rig is.
Keep it mellow and stick with the pre-rolls to minimize evidence. :smoking33:
I sorta figured it was Trinidad with training wheels.
It's crazy what dudes will spend on these reels. Is there any advantage over a new Trinidad?
Both are rad reels.
I fished the Liberty on Sunday 9/10 for the first time. Killer boat and crew. I don't think you can go wrong either way.
Somebody always steals mine out of the mailbox.
The detective that posted just before you got the 411.
Fathom 12! Bulletproof and versatile.
It remains shrouded in mystery. Good luck tomorrow!
Too many cervezas the night before.
Okay Jacques Cousteau!
Sounds like that banana worked out well for him! Maybe you should have taken a nibble.
Hope you made some progress, any updates?
Really just a classic case of "should have been here yesterday" as we were on the boat the day before and the fish finder was fully operational...
Haha, the opposite of simple!
Hate it when that happens!
But you're here right now bitching about bitching.
Fun day, right on!
Pretend the fish was landed. Any way you slice it, charging in @ full steam ahead and parking on top of an occupied paddy isn't cool. It's a big...
Rob is a character! The other dude is Rick, you can just barely make out his mustache in the first pic.
Ken is a badass!
Right on, thanks!
You guys are funny. Lots of trips go down with more time spent trying to find fish than actually fishing. It's just part of the game. Relax and...
A hat and some SPF 15.
Awesome trucks, sold my '02 Tundra a few months back. Had 250k miles and still ran like a champ. It was tough to let her go, GLWS!
Full scoop is usually $70. Half is $50
Dines, $35 for half, $45 for a full. Buy a full scoop and put the extra in the bucket and chunk it.
Our boat has been at Sunset Aquatic for the past year. I live in HB so it's a quick drive and the ramp is right there, piece of cake. Nacho is...
Calstar GG 270-8H
Most shops I've been in lately seem to have a decent selection of Calstar rods.
The Mexican Pipeline!
Spent a couple weeks down there in August a few years ago, can't wait to make it back. Easy flight into Mexico City outta...
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