Timmyd convinced me to try a
CP70 HP with 60#. I yoyo it with an HX and it is a powerful setup. Doubles as a 60# bait setup
Both worked but I was primarily on retrieve, as I said they liked it 3-5' deep. Often it was bit on the sink. Quick reflexes to strike and hook...
I order them from bob sands
Dont get me wrong, bait was working great
We only converted 5-6 bait stops but they were epic
Need a 690j that i can pick up in Washington, too expensive to ship one
Just got back from my annual albacore trip with Dave on the Magoo. Fun and fabby trip as always, Plugged the boat, getting to be a habit.
custom 3x5, perfection
if i am using a small hook to trick a nluefin into biting then adding a ring seems counter productive. I use a san diego jam and dont slide it...
Here is a new set she just made for me. Wicked!
This is a $2000 grill, I love mine, a deal for someone
W O W !
talk to me
still available, no loballers
dont know, it is full of 80# solid, lots
the fantasy is introduced by the magnets, as I said
all have 40# spectra with 100 yards 40# soft steel
A newell like this costs 150-250
If $ the JX single speed non mc($250) is very capable
i use a JX Raptor, Newell 440 and 533Narrow depending on how I feel. The newells get 30-50 feet more distance. I think if i remove the magnets...
I dont see the yellowtail being chosen over tuna. The tuna are fickle. We spent 3 days of our seven offshore and watched foamer after foamer...
usps shipping included in quoted prices
No sleeves, just an extra pair of crimpers
have both Nicopress 17-B4B and Nicopress 17-BA
$55 each shipped usps. $100 for both
Been on a couple trips, 10 in quality
Here is a thread with nice pics of it
This rod is a...
Is that a 40# or 50# rod?
Glass Honey 90j, such sweetness
With the platinum series the power is remarkable. The harder you pull the more power it makes. I have fished it at 22# with no problem
Introduce him to the crew and let the crew help him and teach him. This makes it his trip. You get to stand back and be proud
pics working again
I think the cp70hp is gonna be great on the raptor with 60#. Having something beefier for 80/100 will serve you well
just got the CP70 HP, thanks for the suggestion @timmy
I use it for yoyo and 60# live bait. The rod never runs out of power, On the centaur i...
at least 3-4 more guides
I could be wrong. Thought I saw one once
You are right, 540 it is
Have the 90j and love it. Need to complete the set
10' Glass 40# Westcoast
Harnell 542 might be a nice alternative
That 90j is a real classic! Jerry spoiled us every day with margaritas at 3pm, often at the rail! What a fun trip! Good luck trying to buy that...
They are both excellent hooks. I fish them both with confidence. I have never lost a fish due to either
Bear in mind that the smaller the hook...
Used a couple times, 9.5 cosmetic, 10 mechanical
Loaded with 80# jb solid
No box, just reel and clamp
$375 delivered to your mailbox
We were Ridge and offshore. The water was too cool for wahoo this year
Trip was great! Jerry and his jigs were awesome. We killed a lot of big yellows on surface irons. I was using a blue/mint./white jri7 on a 9'...
Usually not in June but sometimes...
used to kill them off san diego all day long on straight 25# in the old days
if you use soft steel you get the benefits of fluoro and mono not to mention break strength is at least one line class higher.
I used to use...
Hoping to get some bluefin on the way south for 7 days of yellowtail on fantastic JRI jigs, am I the only one?
Will be having din at Point Loma...
talk to Lori on this site. She does lovely work in this regard
SoftSteel is limp enough and small enough that no fluoro is required. Watch how many fish Tony G yards over the rail with no flouro and you will...
can order from okuma website, very reasonable shipping
are you kidding me??? This is a steal!
the OSP, hands down
The Magoo is booked solid by Thanksgiving, the Fury is a solid choice and has some openings
buy direct from okuma website, cheap shipping too
for me the rod that throws the 6xjr(ce800 monster 40#) is too light for raider/bomb(ce800 wahoo 50#). So i have both. I did get some smaller...
The trick this late is finding an open seat
they still have a few open spots
united composites CE800 Wahoo
on 15 days we fish ex30 and ex50 for days at a time, the 16 feels light as a feather in comparison. The trick is to have something up to the task...
i use one tim made me and love it for big man baits and pl68. A very powerful stick
i use visx 16 and like it plenty, 80# live bait or jri8
"Knowing in advance what will happen in the future"
I am thinking about hosting an overnight extreme limited load trip Leaving June 6 and fishing June 7. I would take 10 anglers on the Pride to...
Wish I could be there to pass you a grape Neehi.
Live the dream soda!
Sounds like a good reason to stay with ultra limited load private charters. When you can charter a 50 footer like the Pride for 3600 why would...
25 feet is what i use, gives me enough to tie on a few jigs without changing it out. I dont like casting with the spectra in the tip
No doubt about it. Early season hoos on JRI Hooicide straight tie, yellows on surface iron followed by a couple cow bluefin
getting pretty worked up about heading south for some jig fun
Thoughts of big Yellowtail, close to home Bluefin, and who knows what else...
Sweet, you will rock the boat, Soda! I hope to be able to get some JRIs to go with my Cap'n Jimmy Bombs. Maybe some will be in my swag bag on...
This year Intrepid started no slide right away. That said the call to 'let them go' came within about 30 seconds. I thought this approach was...
I also have one L 7 5/8 wool patchwork
Genuine Irish Flatcaps from Hannah of Donegal. Have a few left over, retail for $70+, shipped to you for $40, size xl fits 7 3/4" head
Processing roughly a buck a gross pound.
Shipping roughly buck a net pound plus $30 for the box
ill take the hx if you ship it
I used big Spoofer feathers. They were one of the original banana heads, a feather that spins around the wire. They worked very well in those...
i use them with 175# fluoro and 45# knot2kinky with equal results. If i see them coming over the rail on bait and ignoring me i can always switch
i gave my 270 to a deckhand and replaced it with CE800Mag
I love it for 25# anchovy albie fishing
The rod rack height is a relevant point. I keep my light bomb setup on the diagonal front rack and the heavy bomb setup on the other side. All I...
UC CE80 Wahoo, UC CE80 Monster for bullit bombs
used to use a 700H,,,,,, the 8' are way better
usually a rod breaks the first time out if it has a defect. Once you put some stress on it and it survives it is good to go. I have a few rods...
they are terrific but charge a lot for shipping. AnglersChoiceTackle used to carry them
I use a JX Raptor on 40# for mine, love it
I am curious, what is the connection from the eye through to the hook?
A must for stand up fishing. Includes rod plate and padded harness delivered to your door, priority mail. Never used. Plate is $120 new. $75...
that CP70XH is a real sleeper, very powerful stick, my Lupe 60# choice.
These are awesome. I loaned mine to Art so he could break 100# for a bet and they came back to me like new
I would like to see Craig land a shortbill
7' centaur or 7'6 raptor
Have to pull on one. I just took a new 8' Monster on a trip and it was the sweetest 40# I ever used. I can see how more bottom end would be...
Just eat a cookie for good luck before reading
Bought these as backup, taken on a few boat rides, never used
as new, serviced and never fished, load with new 130 hollow
No box or tools
Thanks for all the good will. Timmy is dropping off one more stick at o dark thirty Friday and we are away. The moon is coming on.... I will be...
BakFlip is awesome
Heading out 2-1-19 for 15 days of heaven on the Intrepid. Planning to put some bends in the lovely UC rods TimmyD has been making me. Who else...
we got three real yellowtail off a kelp while albie fishing in october a few years ago
The Mak has unreal freespool. When I took out the VISX one day the spool was so free the thing was almost unusable. Both are great reels. I...
Had two of my best days fishing puffers. Talk about durable bait.......
I call those trips 'character building'
Every time i go i am aware this could be the last time. I am certain to enjoy every minute to the max. Clarion was the game changer. With...
I have an accurate BX-400N that i love for albies. I have also used avet sx raptor and avet mx mc and raptor. Use these for 15#-30#. For 40# I...
I have been very impressed by the Mustad Demon 4x. Very strong and yet a bit finer wire than the Super Mutu i usually favour. The 3x would be...
my favorite reel for albacore
I agree Craig, it is very different. I cannot tell you why but that is my feeling about it
Also since i come from far away short trips aren't so...
Soda, how did you manage to hijack Nebraska away from our Feb 15 day?
I live in Carnation and can spare a few pounds, pm if you want some
my hopper is awesome. Keeps my frozen stuff frozen for several days
is it even possible to have 'enough'?
i have a couple 50cals a friend gave me and they usually are the ticket. There are times though when they want marauder style and i cant buy a...
i use the 30 for 100 live bait. For 130# live bait, skippys or pl68 i use a 50
I would not use them on jumbos. On wahoo we are only using 15# drag or so. 25-40# is a LOT more
Braze em shut on jumbos
The 1x3 is an 80# rod. Set up with 80# SoftSteel mono and 25# drag at strike. You will be fine
Huge BSB and Cow Cod on the ice at Pierpoint Landing
comes in smaller sizes too
My new CE 800 Mag throws an anchovy well, even thought it is composite and only 8'. I butt hook and pendulum the thing while manually spinning up...
I do love it! And it proved itself as an albie killer. Even on fish in mid 30# and low 40#. Not an optimal choice on the bigger fish but more...
usps still works
This was the best this year, so far. Bait was pretty poor but Dave put us on them. And there is no way we were 100 miles out
send it up to me, it is a timeless albie stick
True enough. I always say Dave can find Albacore in the dark. We did go out of Westport, I was asleep before the last green buoy. Where we were...
Ms Magoo was all washed and gassed up so we were ready to go hunt Albacore.
On Friday I arrived early and was privileged was meet dozens of...
There is a lot of room between strike and free. With 30# at strike i would go to about 25# on the first run. Then you can push it up as needed...
my best trip we woke up on fish, filled the boat and headed home at 1030am. Never trolled
gr8 reel for 100#
i switched my bait approach last year. J hook or circle fished the same on 14-18" 35# wire. Butt hook and dumped with free line, no tension at...
i am a lifer avet fan but this looks a lot better than the avert star drag i saw today
Bless you all
2012-04-08 10.40.00 by speyman posted Jul 8, 2018 at 7:36 PM
Lucille the Golden Doodle, best evah!
used to fly with it. Better option, ship everything to Mike Morris. When he meets you at the airport he will have your stuff. He can hang onto...
when grey light or big fish coming often i go Penn50 or Ex50-3, for long days of pick bites the Penn16or ex30 have been sweet. And both have...
$400 is a great value
if i really only have one....... blu/white
for 18 bucks it would be very convenient if the landing added it right on. 20 bucks is nothing on the cost of a 15 day. All the paperwork done...
ive had days where i fished purple till i was blue in the face. Switch colors and bam! Color may not matter but i carry a lot of colors.
gold with chartreuse mylar wrap
The ones we use have the cotter pin roughly in the middle
Go on a trip and have fun. If a cow comes it is a gift. In 40+ years i have only managed 185# but have had a great deal of fun along the way....
Nothing hurts quite as much as a cracked rib. Be careful not to laugh for a while Donna
i got to speak to Mike on the phone yesterday. He was concerned to make sure my gear was ready for a trip he thought was in august. I cried when...
How many is less important than how. 5 idiots can wipe out the whole boat, regardless of size. Pay attention, follow bait, move to the danger,...
for bait i use 35# knot2kinky about 15"
for jigs 175# fluro on long jigs, 55# knot2kinky on short jigs
3h is good 130#
4h is good130+
viper is solid 100#
got mine friday, 1 hali and 2 lings, all mid 30#
pretty rough all day, windy in the pm
thanks Captain Derek
just give it regardless of type. That frees up o+ in the big pool
i keep track but the Intrepid crew tallies as they go from fish box to rsw. They have asked me to sit more than once, I dont go anywhere near 30...
giving blood is such an easy way to make a difference, every opportunity
Go Soda! Sending Our Lady of Guadalupe as wingman
got your backs Morris clan
for 40# is use Avet JX Raptor with 50# solid. Use for YT, Schoolie YFT and Wahoo and loving it
I can't even imagine how it must have felt for Mikey to take a deep breath..... after all he has been through.
Go go go, get better!
We share on our Albacore trips on Magoo
She is a saint. Imagine being a nurse and being married to Mike.......
Go our lady of Guadalupe, keep them safe
i remember a trip where the skipper was riffling staterooms...
He was sent off
mylar, cheap and shiny
I think a viper is spot on, mine is a fish killeer
Surf fishing contest(wahoo hooked from beach) was the high point for me
Under Armour Men's UA Sportstyle ½ Pant
i used an 11' 7wt with a full sink shooting head and white bunny leech. Strip slowly across the bottom and hang on. Did well targeting halis in...
Horses came from Andalusia
I got a Hybrid 3h which i use fr 130#. It was referred to me by Brian Simms and Larry Brown. It has worked very well for several years now
Loc you are in good hands. Mr Doyle does all my rods now. I do whatever he suggests. If/when it wears he gets it back and I get the latest best...
Maybe he can even fish live bait for albacore
Here are some more she sent today... SWEET!
Start the day at JoeJost
Whether or not you make it to the show becomes less important
I saw the porpoise incident.... There was a small group near the hull and I am certain they were communicating with craig.... the Porpoise...
i use the 7' centaur for 80#, visx16, love it
What they all said, x2
After last year i bring my big stuff just in case.
Unless needed it does not leave my room
Funny, when i was getting my black belt i found i learned more while teaching than while training, just sayin'
The poke' Kyle made was drop dead awesome
ex30 for sure
8 footers are nice but don't fit in the racks. As i am number 9 i don't get a top shelf spot so 7' is necessary
Looking to replace old glass 665 used mainly for wahoo/yellowtail bait fishing. Want something 7' with a soft tip but a nice shut off. Loving...
DT is right on here. A 150 pounder is a lot different than a 6 hour battle with a 312
As soon as i reliably tie the fg i will switch.
I have a 30T modified, baker, blueprinted. My friends laugh when i pull it out. I laugh all the way to the fish processor!
I would buy this in...
the 7'6 and 8' rods are nice but some vessels barely handle 7' on the racks
The new uc rods are nicely lighter than what they replace, even with...
7' Centaur 80# on a Penn VISX16
you could also use a raptor with a VISX12
Hold 7' rods, 7-9 at a time, in complete safety
Pick up in Oceanside or Pt Loma
i watched a lot of big tuna come over the rail on the Soft Steel trip on fg knots. Just as many on johnny bradfords server wind ons That said...
just got back, took a few pairs to give to friends........
Friends are now better friends
The workmanship on these is beyond belief
I use an old glass 660 for years with 60 yoyo. Recently been using a Centaur with 80# when in big yellows and like that. If i replace the 660 i...
guilty on both counts. Why else am i working so hard for so long? My children would rather i went fishing. Good boys
i only take a 15 every...
Nebraska you are welcome to any and all of my sticks on the trip. We will have a good time
My buddy Ron Huff and I will be ready and able.
Looking forward to fun times with Tony G and new friends
I will be the guy fishing huge...
i have the Phenix and the UC 7', the uc are a bit more parabolic, true of the 7' models, so i like em better
i would do the same, i also bring 80, 100 and 130 and put the rods upstairs just in case. After our Nov 10 day this year my perspective has...
with oil at all time low and us production in the record books what is the upside?
agree agree agree
50 on 3x5 with jigs and big baits early and late
30 on viper fluoro 100 daytime picky
have 80/centaur in case of desperation...
Cannot wait for Jan 27. I love fishing with Puffers
super high quality soy sauce, a touch of sesame oil, cilantro, chives, wasabi, sesame seeds over top
if albacore add a squeeze of fresh grapefruit
This was done by the talented bride of cow man.
I love fish rubbings
Peace to all, brah!
And you get the soda dance
thank you steve, my point exactly
the last thing i need is a lecture about what i should be responsible for, my gear is in order
i keep track of...
Nonsense, if the crew provides the gear that is their job.
If I give you one of my rods to use you don't have to check the spectra or...
yes, boat rod with huge avet 80. Seems like a reason to bring your own kite gear
Spent an hour working my kite dt with a passion, on a boat rod with an 80. Nada. Turned over to next guy. He just sat there and was bit within...
I asked the crew on Intrepid to help me connect 2 rods with 100#. One crew went Bob Sands, one John Collins. I tested both with pullers. Both...
i dont just look at how many pounds a reel can pull. I look more at capacity and getting the amount of line i want on the reel
so for wahoo...
Most rods are rated at a range like 30-80. I go up about 1/3 from the bottom.
On a 30-80 i use 50#, 15# of drag
Centaur is better for 80#, my .02
Nomad looks really nice, agree NONONO SKB(or other) boxes on deck
I have big SKB and it works fine on a middle shelf too, except for the rocket...
i have an old skb reel bag. Holds 12 reels up to 50w. . I put my extra clothes and gear in it too. I has wheels too. Used to use a big wheeled...
makes more sense that way. I? dont have a 7'6, just going from RP
I think fishy has pulled on more rods than anyone and has a basis to compare
Centaur 7' is the stick for 80#, no better
It would be less confusing if the 7'6 was the same. Now i have learned the 7'6 rods are a line weight...
Awesome stick for pulling hard with 130#
So nice to look at too, go Jake
a 7' centaur is a solid 80# stick. The 7'6 would be solid 100#
From the lips of Randy Penny
sounds possible that now we may spend all 16 days fishing in cali
By the minute I am more and more grateful for my albacore.
I moved up here to flyfish for steelhead, now that is mostly gone.
Then i switched...
Crazy....... Last time i went on a 15 was years ago before Hurricane Bank. We fished around the islands and rocas and had a heck of a time....
i sign up to go long. If i want bluefin ill sign on a local trip. Theres more to it than how many pounds.
Otherwise why go to hb? Potato is...
For me it is the 1 on 1. I see way too many patches handed out for fish the crew hooked and landed, oh no, the sport did hold the rod for almost...
or some beauties from bd...
it was our pleasure K-dog. Fun to be in on a historical moment.
Only 9 weeks till the 15 day........
i find the 7'6 raptor or 7' centaur to be sweet for 80. I like the ex30
i was there, like he said.
Big sardines on long soaks. Or the guy who backlashed his cast and got picked up 3 feet from the boat
Here is the remains of my original 20# ice block from a 6 week hunting/fishing trip
Here is the inspiration for Yeti. A wooden wine cooler from Ireland circa 1680
Interesting to see folks all over the mark on this one.
Spent some time with Randy and he said on no uncertain terms....
Raptor = 80, Centaur...
congrats, those potato cows remind me of pv a few years ago..... big strong nasty fish. None of them rolled over. 400 yard runs time after time....
been using an old sabre glass 660 with 60 or 80#. Planning to switch shortly to UC Raptor
worth every penny, every different version ive bought exceeds expectations
i could likely be buried in one of mine
We used to get so many spey rod prototypes we could not keep up. More than once i have been caught on the river fishing a blank with guides/reel...
Probably run about $500 custom and totally worth it
browning 22 single shot air pistol
All Avet and happy to be. Oops, just had a Boss 400BN fall in my lap for my Albacore anchovy rod, like that too. But then albacore don't really...
Is this it?
just got 4 more sets, gave some as bling on trip and gave some to friends. All got rave reviews!!
Thank you Lori
I got that tip on Intrepid. Skipps wont eat skippy. Worked like a champ
as soon as my foot hits the deck it is a good trip. Can do without 'that guy'. Quality of boat and crew is on my 'do diligence', When my trip...
i have ucs and love them but the 700XH is really sweet with 6x jrs. The tip really flexes and tosses that smaller iron
who is the guy in sd who picks folks up and manages gear shipments?
used the 196-7, 197-8, 270, 870 all really nice
united composites CE 80 Mag hands down the best
Not to worry, I will take yours
One of the things i like best is she removes the factory grips. I hate the factory grips squirting out of the custom ropework on other makers i have
These are just beautiful. The attention to detail is outstanding![IMG] I bought several sets for friends and everyone just loved them. Thank you...
Yeti was first usa company to pump $ in for Harvey relief
Avg Halis up here are 30-35#. This year i hooked a bigun. I was on the fish for 2 hours, gaining inches at a time. Color, fish looks easy...
i tie 80# solid to wire(short jigs) or 18" 175# fluoro(long jigs)
the mono seems to work better when they are picky. (i hope)
I dont notice any...
the raptors have almost double the drag ability
1st trip to Clipperton, surf fishing tourney, catching Trevs on iron, having a blast. All of a sudden woosh, Wahoo, spooling, bite off. Just...
50# soft steel, about 20'
and then the second half, wow
Mora is in real danger...... They look like junior league
As a graduate it pains me
i cut all mine back 1/4" and now they crank down
Avet Raptors for me, 33% drag, Hx 50# iron, Jx 40# bait. I get more than my share. Graf 770H and PHD-700X2H
Dont forget to drop the unbit...
i like them, are you considering selling them>
Jake, aka Cow Man rolled me up a UC CE 80 Mag, besides being a work of art it will be a fish killing tool for washington albies
Inspired by a 3x5...
The timing is perfect. You will do well. Tuna eat eat eat to sustain themselves. Ask Mark to teach you to choose and hook the best bait and you...
Dave is the man. 37 years of albie hunting has not been wasted. I think he could find longfins on a moonless night
surrounded by commercials, one six pack on Friday
2 days offer a lot more distance when needed
Just got back from a couple days of albie fishing way west of Westport. We were able to troll them up but had limited connections on bait stops....
so sorry, may we honor his service
Best of luck KO, you will be sorely missed.
Blueacre Seafood, downtown Seattle. Anything you choose will be the best you ever eat.....
albacore fishing is so boring
using 15, 20 and 25# with albies up to 45# never straightened a mutu light. Our chovies are small and weak and perform better with lighter wire....
light mutus in the shoulder[ATTACH][IMG]
Newell P332-F (Tiburon frame/handle)
40# typical for me, heavier if chugging big bluefin, 30# throwing darts for albies.....
but albacore fishing is sooooooo boring
used to use 196-7, 270, then 196-8. Now UC CE 80 Mag
Watching American Sportsman when i was just a sprout
i always tip the most when i am bait fishing for albacore because it is so boring.......
of course it's not like the crew doesn't share that detail........ over and over
it doesnt even get to not moving when i am following a fish.... What about 20 'that guys' who wont move their feet and lead their f---ing...
UC Elite 8' 15-25#
I use this with 20 and 25# for Albacore
The EX30 is a solid 100# setup. I fish it as my lighter big tuna setup and the 3 speed is awesome. My HX Raptors are spooled with 80# and get...
and it will still be boring.....
Albacore hate swimming in pools. One reason bait fishing for albacore is so boring
Even with hoos there are wfo bites and picks. I think when saying something is more effective one must consider the bite context. We have all...
Wish it looked like that. When I went we ran to the Columbia all night in 15-25 winds and pounding seas. We could never get more than 4-5 on a...
steve said 2-3 days and back to fishing
Lucky it does not happen very often. I talked to someone who was on the Indy a bit ago when the engine blew and booked the Intrepid as a fallback...
after losing a couple of strong yt last year on 50# with 15# drag i am upping my game. Yoyo is an hxj filled with solid 80# and 10 feet of 60...
Steve that is so kind of you! I would go anywhere up to #125.
Sarah has my details. I will email her and let her know what you are doing. If...
It happens..... For folks who live closer reworking schedules is viable. Between work scheduling and all the details that go into a trip that is...
and now, with a simple Intrepid engine failure, my year is over
Sunday can't come soon enough. 10 days of heaven
in my skb
1 tray hooks
1 tray surface iron
1 tray yoyo
1 tray wahoo iron
jig slot has pl68s
i only get 50# so i have to be lean
weights are few...
love my 11 calstars not to mention the sabres i stll use. Will be trying a UC next year n albies
in my experience properly placed and right number of guides alleviates any touching
Talked direct to Phenix and they told me to add both line numbers and divide by two, that is the sweet spot. It has been working for me. Yes i...
cannot wait for oct 29.....
marijuana lemon sour drops! Lucky to live in wasington
yes but is the line rating accurate?
I am wanting to build a new high-tech 8' rod to fish anchovy for the mythical albacore. Kind of a high tech replacement for the 196-8. I was...
I have been very surprised by the quality. 10 of us scored 100 on the 30/31 and the smallest was 24#. When the peanuts in the group are 24 you...
i use one with 100# and an ex30 3spd; i have a 3x5 with 130# nearby
they dont expect it, they appreciate it......
Hibiclens to wash several times a day. Doc always gives me Cephalexan to carry just in case. Since started the hibiclens i have experienced no...
wtp makes it
i use it for everything from 15# to 130#. When i get a good test with my pullers i dont see them fail.
I use Seekers, Calstar, Sabre and Phenix and have not had an issue with any of them. Likely that Monte knows how to give them a good look over...
Having lived and worked in the biz for 20 years i can size you up in less than 5 minutes. Besides.... If I manufactured it and it failed in...
Best fortune to all and grand memories!
anyone in the business can spot a yard sale item in 30 seconds. I stand by the products i manufacture without question and i am not going out of...
i use 170 fluoro in long jigs like raiders. On shorties i use wire as the teeth are too close for comfort. k2k wire is sweet stuff
hope you had a receipt
requiring a receipt is bullshit. Did you manufacture it? Is it defective or misused? No brainer.
Westport is too crowded on 'but days too!
Block Sharpener, made in usa, works great, cheap
Up here copper pipe jigs work as well as foody looking jigs or bait. Reinforces my belief that it just doesn't matter. Think about it. A sand...
97 Heritage Softail
depends on the brand of fluoro(diameter). In this thread there is a post that shows which sleeve to use with a variety of fluoros...
This is a good bait rig
For big irons(long ones) i use 175# fluro crimped
For small irons(short ones) i use 90# titanium 18"
First they are no longer the Padres. They are now the Dres. Cool is more important than results after all.
What the Mariners have taught me is...
i love that even the flesh is bluish until cooked
Could not disagree more. 10 anglers on an old school 55 footer is a nice light load. Great skippers and crews. I would just be sure to pick a...
mxj or jx
35# is a bragging size longfin!:720icon:
get on MsMagoo in Westport WA, if you can find an open date. You will get all you want jul-oct
I still work(bact to work in 2010 after 12 years unemployed) and keep a separate account with a years wages for a fishing fund when i retire....
i have a custom calstar 655xjt, primo shape, will sell for $200 plus shipping
i use my raptor hxjs for 80# live bait and yoyo.
For 100 i pull out the EX30 3 speed anf 3XH.
No complaints so far, fish from #50 to 180. I...
Over 6, more like a pl68, i love it
Fishing under the influence..... why not?
There is never a good time to give up drinking
It is fun to see Jesus get worked up in a hoo frenzy
Nice, i donated mine to the Wild Steelhead Coalition a few years ago after 10 years guiding with it
that is right, i will take them off your hands and dispose of them at no charge
Wouldn't you want the 50W for the kite? I use the 50 3 speed for my 130# and love it. All my friends say it is too small
you got it right
and anything sitting on the deck is trash also
On my last trip I called them 'the chair people.' No regard for anyone else they blocked all access to tackle and left em when we got bit. Nice...
i use ringed mutu in 2/0, 4/0, 6/0, 8/0. Bigger than that I switch to the JRI8 or use whatever hook Kevin, Sam or Jesus direct me to
i have a few hxj raptors. I fish them with min of 33% drag. I use one with 50/60sp for light bombs and iron and the other 2 with 80//80sp for big...
dont confuse 700h with 770h
These are pretty comfy and come in 1/2 sizes
Although Phenix is made in China i like the actions a lot and the company spends a nice amount of profits on fishing related philanthropy
I use an old Sabre 660XH with xgrip and an HXJ. With the 80# braid i run 50#(bait), 60#(bait) and 80#(yoyo) 20' tops. This rod seldom is not...
30 bait 970
40 bait 665
40 bait 665
50 Hoo PH700XH
50 Hoo 700H
80 YoYo 660
130 3x5 (sometimes)
on a narrow jig reel like the hxj i rarely need any line guidance. With the MC part of the Raptor i never need to touch the spool once released...
they are getting it already
on my recent voyage i had zero failures on crimps made with the nicopress crimpers. I followed the advice here and did not crush the crimps. I...
On a recent trip to the pounded wahoo grounds......
We caught LOTS of Skins on trollers with 400# wire
We caught 2 bait fish on 40 Not...
agreed, already signed up and paid for next year
satisfied does not begin to cover it
as i recall we agreed that skinnies were our #1 priority. I was jacked when we went to Thetis as i figured we could score the big tunas there but...
Sharks and Sea Lions were both pretty aggressive and annoying.
I do wish we had found a school of skinnies for a few minutes. With the the level...
It rocked, we got Tuna, YT, Skinny, BSB, Grouper, Dorado and mostly quality stuff. 2 skinnys close to 70#. Pretty stormy most of the days....
i can easily accelerate my timetable. Those jugs of Hornitos are just screaming to be enjoyed
i will be making margaritas as soon as we get a few rods rigged
I have bought 16 over the years. A few of them seemed to disfunction out of the box but after some careful paying attention i discovered it was...
Anybody been on the August Intrepid charter with Tony and Soft Steel? Wondering what the vibe is like with that group of anglers.....
Tx for the...
I have 2 jx raptors which get used for 40 or 50# live bait on old 665s. Yo is another HXJ raptor on an old 660 sabre. I have a glass fixation i...
just paid for nov1 at ramada, $80. Dont forget to tip the housekeeper!
i got some jri jigs a few days ago. The quality, finish and detail in the paint job rival my low rider. They swim like magic which is why i will...
$500 off would be $3500 per seat
Steve told me its a go with as few as 18
Dace can find albies blindfolded on a moonless night
i have both, the 4b is needed for crimping 130 and 170 fluoro. The ba works with the smaller 100 fluoro and the wire. Could not live without...
I use the JC lots. I find when i am super careful snugging it up that i can slowly increase pressure and eventually the fluoro breaks, way...
The nico crimpers are precision works of art. Best i have ever used
i use an hxj raptor with 80# solid spectra. I dont use low gear for skins but i have it if i want to fish 50# for tuna
270 would be perfect for 20-25 on the lighter side. 870 is a perfect match for 25. Cork tape or tuna cord handle
no need to bring 10, wash it when you are in the shower
Awesome rod carrier, i get 8 or 9 in it carefully packed
I use my 270 with 30# braid and 15# fluro. Perfect for the weak ass bait i often see in Westport. When the bait is strong i have an 870 standing...
i love my 270 with avet sx for chovies.
The 196 is sweet too
avets all the way, levers are the best
i was looking at the nicro sleeves and dont see anything small enough for 100 titanium. The 1/32 is .031, the 100# wire is .026. I see the 1/32...
Wood rods are amazing. I flyfish for steelhead using single and two handed antique greenheart rods. They have remarkable capabilities although...
Got mine, they look like work of art
tx so much
yep, i have both and the raptors are solid at strike. The others take a lot of attention
i have observed that the sinker is effective but only when the bait is decent. Super weak bait just sinks on a sinker. I have had good sport on...
There are always lots of experienced folks on larry's charters who are more than happy to help.
Most important thing : move your feet and stay...
I packed my reels yesterday. I will be checking hooks on my iron this weekend. Come on November.
very easy to work with, ordering with custom tweaks was easy. I look forward to seeing the goodies. Quick manufacture and delivery too
Tar Baby and Tony the Tiger
My old glass Sabre 90j
Started out using my old Newell 440 which was lovely. Finally the thing just exploded on a big fish; a spectacular...
Up here they charge $4 on the boat or $9 per fish at the processor. Vacuum is $1.30# but since they quartered it you only pay vac charges on...
Me too. I can tie one right on my 15# and rock and roll if need be. I am going to try some Anchovy Point Wilson Darts too.
The reason i scale down to 24/30# up here is I am using stuff like P-Line Laser Minnow - 05 - Chovy Supreme which is smaller and only 3-4oz. I...
Are you talking Washinton tuna or San Diego/Mexico?
Up here is use a 970 with 25 or 30#, down there the 700H with 50 or my 900J with 40#
6 out of the 10 anglers had not done this before. Most did a pretty good job of following the fish. I couldn't get them to take the same...
Seemed kind of silly keeping it to me, I sent my 2 10 footers back on their way. To each their own
Self sufficient and willing to pay my share. Just looking for one more fun day on Albies
also a day the week of the 14th would do
Went two days on Ms Magoo with Dave and crew. Great boat, great skipper who can find tuna in a desert in the dark, great crew, worst bait ever....
That 15 day trip always does well, early season large tuna, i plan to be on that one in a year or two
I am on the 10 day 11/2 and am counting the...
keep hearing of lots of washington albies on bait. Anyone getting any on iron?
what would it take to get a glass 196-7 with the hendrix wrap and a tuna cord handle
my old sabre 660xh does a fine job
one reason fo lighter spectra is to make it easier on smaller baits. A sardine dragging 200# is a lot of work
sold, i will take them and pay the shipping from Downey, Home of Apollo
great reel. This is now my go to halibut reel for Westport and Neah Bay. I use it mostly fishing 100# for medium large tuna. It has been a...
for wahoo i never shift gears, high speed all the way, same with yt on surface iron. For yo yo i like being able to hit the EASY button on that...
chunks work awfully well as chum
Calstar Westcoast 970
i have 11 in all shapes and sizes. all have worked perfectly right out of the box and continue to. Once a year service seems to keep em humming
wouldn't the glass calstar be even better?
i use 60jb w 40 fluro on a pair of old sabre 665
awesome bait setups for YT and Skins
Since it is illegal to sell sport caught fish this implies that they have no commercial value. As such what would you be deducting?
The IRS test...
Wiley-X were show to me by my special forces friends, i will never have any others
i dont run the web site. I just pay and fish
already signed up
i have the 3spd on a 30 with 100# and a 50 with 130#
I love them, thanks Larry for pushing me
solid is way small and way less drag to keep your smaller baits swimming well
Self applied body art!
Yes but you were on Excel so travel is ok
The 3 speeds are awesome
The 3 speeds are awesome
For what it is worth i have been on trips on several high profile lr platforms which i did not think went well as strategy. As a consumer i am...
I have the same reel in gunmetal, one trip, new 130 spectra, same price $500
email for pics
i have 5 of them loaded with 50 spec/40 fluoro. I run them at 14/15# drag on the scale
smooth as silk, day after day
They do seem first rate
I prefer us made
Newell 440 is nice but I prefer the higher drag of the raptors
mine is all good now
instead of 'ignore' one at a time i just need a 'no idiots' button
Love the east walker, nice .....
after updating to 2015 AV this weekend i can no longer get access at home
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I am always on the bridge picking the skippers brain as i love the strategy of the hunt. I have been on good and not so good trips with all the...
Funny that when directly talking to folks on the trip who do not post here the sentiment differs.
I would not want a 7 day boat ride on a ten...
And thank you to all who serve!
it is unnecessary on my wahoo irons since i wrap mylar tape on the end so the mylar skirts the hook. Lerned this from Luc. The main thing i...
all i use now, all the time
going on 3 years, rock solid performance
everything jx and up is a raptor. All run at 30-40% drag, smooth and sweet
800m is sweet. 196-7 or 270-7 for chovies. 870 for sardine. Tuna cord handles
Tell Monte hi from Jack in Seattle
Monte makes all my rods now, beautiful work. They get shipped to me in Seattle and it is no big deal till they exceed 8'
careful, changing a boat name is bad luck...
I have 20 in all shapes and sizes.
They have landed oodles of fish including many big ones. MC and Raptors both. ll set at 30% drag or more....
wont shoot line for beans. Euro rods have bigger guides which i have grown to favor
I found if i made sure to go lightly on every other meal i could chow down when desired. I also make sure to get lots of exercise ripping lips
i have a new ex50 2 speed with 650yd 130 spectra
Perry made some serious shrimp over red beans and rice that was to die for. That and the wahoo enchiladas from Javier are my 2.
They are fins deep in it right now!
with my surface iron rods i usee Avet JX Raptor. For yo and Wahoo HXJ
660h sabre is my sweet spot, doubles as backup for grf700h wahoo rod. Use the long sabre jig 690j for surface iron
i run 25# mxj on 870 and 30# mxj on 970, sweeeeet
is #4 still on the table?
ill take it for 150 shipped to seattle
ill be in albany in march if u want to hand it off then
These are smokin new wind ons from Basil. Mostly Blackwater Fluoro and a few Momoi fluoro, 30'. Having mastered the Pena and Collins connection...
I agree. And being able to increase the drag when needed in a controlled and measurable way gets those unexpected big ones in the box
To answer your specific question the 'unlimited' would be better for 130#. If the rating is 50-100 i stay at about 70. Using toward the higher...
a 196 or 270 will get you in the ballpark. I use the 870 for 25 but for often smaller local bait the 196 or 270 will be better. I use 196 or...
i never bring any. Years of fishing in rain, sleet and snow for Steelhead make warm rain welcome. If I was from Tucson I would probably want it....
Seems like a simple response of 'no thank you' would take care of it without the drama
I find that not matter 7-14 days i usually end up fishing about 6 days. On longer trips we usually drive around longer looking for love or...
For dropper loop and yo i use 50# on 65 spectra on a 770xh or 660xh 2spd. Drags set at 30% and pushed up another 10-20% if they start heading for...
I live by the following......
Every time you load up and make a cast it is a whole new ballgame
It will be good
usps is the way to go, no questions asked
It is a lot less about spectra/mono and a lot more about 'move your ass' and 'keep it tight and straight'
Tx, it has yet to be an issue. I think the Wides are a holdover from our Penn 50W loaded with straight mono. With a 50 able to hold over 600yd...
Is a 50w really necessary for cows? I put over 600 yd of solid JB130# on my 50/2 and i just cannot imagine a fish being that far away let alone...
you are all quite entertaining......
I found the help i need. And the help scored a nice Copper River Chinook
I need a buddy in the Sand Diego area.
I have a 9' jig rod that is too expensive to keep transporting between seattle and san diego for my annual...
6 irons, 3 Raider 220g, 1 Raider120g. 2 Wounded Swimmer 150g. With these 6 you are Hoo ready
New Owner Hooks, never fished
$40 to your door,...
Looks about right except for the tip. $200 tip on a $2900 trip seems pretty light. With the exceptional service I bet you see there I would...
are u saying start with rod up and jig at my back and swing it aft as i start the cast?
I am quite good at casting my old glass sabres with an Avet reel. Recently I have been practicing with a new Graf 700H and even when i slow way...
i was under the impression the avet reel clamp was included on the sxj
used Satos for years, good result. Switched to wind ons(Basil), also good results. Now I just do Pena/Sands/Collins knots to attach 30 feet of...
I use mine with 100# for big tuna 100+, anytime the 130 seems too much. Always flylining on this, usually a salami
I troll with boat gear which...
Monte at M&M just got me a gun metal ex30/3. I haven't seen it yet but look forward to stretching some tuna lips with it. I love my 50/2 and...
circles are harder to get the bait on, true enough
They also keep the line off the teeth so you can land them
I have caught plenty on the old o/s...
i use mxj with 50 braid and 25/30 fluoro. My sxj has 20 braid and 15 fluoro on a 270
and leaning back into tightening and speeding up line ls way better and more relible than swinging :imdumb:
i use the same setup with a cord handle for my 30# rod. Caught lots of nice tunas and yellows on it. Sweet set up.
I use the hxj raptor and i love it. It handles the extreme drags for big yellows just fine and is sweet for skinnies and tuna on the iron. Only...
when new the stuff was so shiny and beautiful i figured it had been coated. That the cord came from manufacture that way makes sense. In the...
Once fishing an owner you will never go back
what should i do to clean up some rail rash on the cords? More spar urethane?
For 50# i upgraded my Newell to an HXJ Raptor. Just fantastic performance so far
Casting the 30 foot top and 80 spec is working good
Mustad 94150 always worked for me. Now only ringed mutu and super mutus, owners rock
Nothing but circles and siwash
WileyX for me. Best I have ever had
I use ringed Supers for Cows(6/0 and 9/0) and ringed Mutu for schoolies(1/0, 2/0, 4/0, 6/0)
Never had any kind of issue with an Owner. Also use...
i will take it iffff
i pay now and you hang on to it till I am back down, may be Nov 2015 or on your next visit to PL drop it at the Intrepid office
What I always do is take a sinker and my jig stick and practice casting. Practice till u can do it in the dark. My idea is to make it relaxed...
8-10 day fall trips rock. Such great variety. Bring a variety of gear as above and hang on to your hat!
I just got 5 more Avets from Monte at M&M. Even a 30 3 speed!They are obscure grey color and took less than a week to ship from Avet to M&M....
Thursday works for me, what are the details?
Coming from Seattle, Westport would work. Own gear, independent and experienced. Will Chip for gas and food and clean up. Looking for 8-28 or 8-29
I ak ok with mono and a fc tippet. Problem is that means i need to carry mono too. I am going lighter, not more clutter. Spectra to 30' fluoro...
The two on the right are Spoofers
Thats it. When I cannot turn the handle any more I downshift. Keep the rod on the rail and keep turning the handle! I am also doing specific...
My Avet 50 has 4.4 and 2.2 gears. The cows convinced me that having 1.1 was desirable. I agree that I want the high gears too. That is why 3...
On a jig strike the first thing I do is toss out the chrome/blue tady and give that a drop back and rip in. Then if folks are getting bit I start...
Took out my newly done twine handled beauties and fished. Due to extreme catching I ended up with some rail rash on the nicely new handles. They...
I use Avet EX50 3 speed. Used to use 2 speed and that was nice too. They always yell at me to get 50w but if they get all my spectra on the 50...
i put mine together in the hotel the night before last trip and that was nice. Given the waiting time I will do it next year in line on the...
I have fished on Intrepid with Jesus and like it. I may not have caught as many as I like but that is fishing. One thing never questioned was...
Grange Coop in Issaquah
The point of the question is to understand what I need as back up without buying every part for every reel. I probably wont lose more than 1 or 2...
I have ex50, ex30, hxj, jx, mx and sx avets
I want to get some backup on the mounting clamps as my rods for the HXJ's on down are all twine and...
I have no problems with JRI or Salas or Tady. I just like what I see and how it works from HT. If they did not swim well I doubt I would catch...
On my last couple trips I have been having an affair. Salas and I have always had a thing and for years we have been exclusive. The jigs are...
Gunmetal Grey. Loaded with new 130# JB solid spectra. Took on a trip but not fished. Planning to upgrade to a 3 speed. This reel is cow ready...
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