Hard to do when you live in Arizona
In what way are they different? Which one makes the best 50# rod. They are rated the same.
It is a very parabolic rod. I use mine a 30. HOWEVER, if the bait small as it has been lately I will switch out reels and use it as a 40. So...
I use a Jx 2 speed Raptor, a Saltiga 30 and 35H, or a Daiwa BG6500 spinner.
Thanks guy, you have all been helpful.
Do not see that on Owners website. Does it go by another name?
Anyone use them yet? Your opinion on them?
You poor guy, I hate cruise ships.
see, most of us here on BD are good guys.
Wonderful report Alan.
The Monster for me is a 30lb rod. Very parabolic.
California certainly has it's problems. It can no longer be called the Golden State.
I even use my 349 for fishing for droop a loop yellowtail back in the day.
Anyone know of any scheduled for next year in the San Diego area?
Man your are quick Dan. Hate to be in a gun fight with you
Bummer!!! I was just looking yesterday to book a trip next year.
Fuck China. They are not our friends. The U.S. shouldn't be doing any business with them. They are taking our money and building the largest...
SALE fell thru. Still available.
Is the Red Rooster the only 105 foot boat in the long range fleet?
I use mine on a UC Elite 800 Monster
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH]Black Penn Torque 25 Standard Width reel with 5:4 gears
Been on one boat ride
not a mark on the reel...
Be aware that you are now paying sales tax on E Bay purchases. Not many good buys there anymore.
I think each brand has it's place depending on the build.
I hate working on reels. I send new reels to Alan Tani or ken's for proper lube service before using them.
Ha ha haaaaa, gulp, burp!!!!!!
Both reels work. But there is no one rod that provides the best use for both line classes. You need two rods.
I pay it down thru out the year. By the time the IRA money roll around the balance is quite low. I get so many miles that when I travel to Cabo...
On my 2 trips this year I caught 5 Hoos on my DTX's and did not loose any. I let others use my gear and 3 more we caught. All with stock hooks....
I hate to be nickled and dimed to death. Because of that When I travel the only airlines I use is Southwest or Alaska. If they have no service to...
I disagree. I am retired and I use my credit cards for almost every purchase I make. When I take my annual mandatory IRA distribution I clear all...
What's 10 bucks when the Intruder is 80 bucks.
OK my bad. But the local captions have outright bad manners.
What the HELL is with that captain? I was in Cabo last June and saw some piss poor manners by other boats, local captains driving between our...
I really endorse the idea of being fully prepared for any fishing situation. But as I get older, ( 71 years) , it gets harder and harder to haul...
Don't bitch about the boats you do not like. Just go ride the boat that you prefer.
Wonderful boat, buy like any boat you can not control how the fishing will be.
Don't worry, if you see that "something special" you'll find a way to spend your money.:-)
What ever happened to Bobby after the shop was closed?
I have been using Avis for years. Get yourself a Chase Bank Safire Reserve Card. It covers car insurance in foreign countries, trip cancellation,...
Well, that is a HELL of a of a good selection. I would buy any of those items gladly.
Oooh! Your kitchen must be verwy nice. Take a picture. As a retired contractor great remodeling still catches my interest.
Where else can you get a burger and diesel fumes? You just can't beat a fried egg sandwich or burger mixed with the aroma of diesel fumes.
I currently use Sea Strike 33's in black chrome or orange and black when there is moderate to little current conditions. The older 6oz. Raiders in...
A reel should fit your hands. That is the most important factor to take into consideration when buying a reel. Years ago before the Raptors come...
Do you have to roll back to spool to disengage the spool like you need to do on the Torque s?
Considering all the gear you have, probably not enough time.:-)
I have been using rubber cement for 45+ years. Randy Penny's dad Wayne Penny taught me that method.
The Wahoo giving the snubbing to bombs and jigs has been a very common this summer.
Land lords live on a different planet. A lot of businesses go out of business because of unrealistic rent hikes than a lot of people realize.
Alex is already a fantastic Captain. He's on his way to becoming legendary.
Geez, get a life
One should always have back up rigs of the most likely combos you will use on the trip you are taking. Takes the stress out of having to retie...
Oooh, Pink Lady, I like that. Who did you buy it from?
I wonder of other colors are in the works for the Mag Trak, orange and black, and pink would be nice.
I have no criticism of the Captain and crew. They were outstanding the time I was on the boat. I am a retired construction Estimator, so I tend to...
We all have a different eye for imperfections.
Rails need to be varnish, floor vinyl is coming up in the bathrooms, wall paper is peeling, woodwork in the state room I was in needed repairs,...
Cosmetically it needs a lot of work.
I agree with skipping the bass outfit. The bass fishing is so good it gets boring. I would rather focus on Yellowtail when there.
Today the Polaris Supreme is really showing it's age due to a LOT of deferred maintenance.
Do they have a shuttle service to and from the landing. The Vagabon at $200.00 a night in the summer is a real rip off considering the condition...
Contact Alan Tank. He has ergonomic handle s in 3 sizes. I have been using them for years.
Hmmmm, I am buying one to use in Cabo in November. Maybe it will be as good if not better than the Intruders, who knows.
Has anyone had the opportunity to use one yet. Thinking about buying one to try behind a cruiser in Cabo this upcoming November.
I think a lot of people are missing the marketing philosophy of Okuma. There are two markets for fishing reels. The fishermen that do mid to long...
Not if you fish it the way it is designed to be fished.
Agents have no Thrust Bearings and people still buy a bunch of them. Problem is people do not fish their reel as they were designed to be fished....
Go to Home Depot. In the electrical department they sell 6" shrink tube that is very thick. Unfortunately you will need to buy the package of...
Bump for a lower price
80lb ??? Really, I use solid 60 for about 500 yards with a 50lb floor top shot.
Send it to Cal's and he will smooth out the drag curve.
Oh fishy, don't be so cruel:(
I use my standard HXJ strictly for casting iron for Wahoo. I set my drag at 16# at strike. When Wahoo jig fishing you never stop cranking the...
New lower price
Try Triple Fish. 50 yards of 40lb. at 22 buck. The diameter is .064. But is softer than the Blue Lable. I don't think think the difference in...
I have the multi rig solution. Build 200 foot boats. Have the red shirts clean our gear for us.
New lower price
1 JRI 8 new
1 Kicker 25 surface Iron new
1 Neptune heavy (3.25 oz) new, very rare lure
4 Sea Strike 33 lights. 2 have been...
Bump it up
Where was the best Fish and Tackle swap meet you have been too in the So.Calif area.
Fishybuzz's tackle box. :p
Bump it up baby.
Young man's game.
You aware correct about the taste comparisons in my opinion. But the Mercury level is so high in BFT that I do not eat it.
Well it is my observation that business is not that good in the full year picture. The longer winter trips have been suffering from a good number...
The ""P" means 5:1 gears
A sucker born every minute.
New in box with 250 yards of Power Pro 50lb Spectra. This reel was sent to Alan Tani for proper lubrication and inspection.
post is corrected
New in box.
The color is BLUE
$55.00 including shipping conus
Those two lines are the anomaly.
Most of them are. Cheap bastards.
For 300 big ones I would put a 100 foot 7 hundred pound wire leader on that baby.
It doesn't need the eyes
If you look at the suggested tackle and items to take with you on a 4 to 6 day trip it certainly is implying that you will be fishing most of the...
I have new one. it is filled with 60lb solid white spectra. Never been on a boat. Have box. PM me with a offer, do not forget that a shipping...
Horrible, I am seriously thinking of bring a small Fire Extinguisher to put in a my cabin.
And I would take the boat to small claims court for all my travel expenses plus faulse and advertising or fauilure to notify passengers of a...
throw a bunch of chum in the water and keep it going until they show up. if the shark goes after a swimmer instead of you bait pack it up and run...
Shit! Another thing I have to pack in my bag, bed bug spray.
Don't like any of the jig bags That I have seen todate. They all seem to have a mesh top that allows the moisture into the bag.
Kinda, yes, maybe, if you know someone
God I love reading these posts. It's terrible but I can barely remember those days.
Just do not like to tie mono or floro around split rings
To add more to this post, on my next trip I plan to use a 700 XH with a Sea Strike 33's and my old BT 6465H with Raider. Soft tips play no...
God! I can not believe the abuse some do to their spectra line with frayed, jagged cuts. Every cutter mentioned except the pit bull will not cut...
And a 6 1/2 ft or 7 ft rod is all you need. You do not need a long cast when fishing for Wahoo.
Yes I agree. As we all know politicians have a way of passing laws that have unintended consequences. Just because I am philosophically in favor...
I am not criticizing anyone's opinions. I can discuss issures with people whom have different opinions without getting crazy. Afterall, if we...
It pops up from time to time in that rotating advertisement box at the top of the forums.
I have 5 Torque Star Drive reels. On all of them a little roll back of the spool is required to disengage the dogs to cast. However. One of my...
The gun survey that is heading Bloody Decks is written to be extremely bias towards gun rights. As a gun owner I support and opposed to many of...
I have been on quite a few trips where the ride home is a shit storm, making it difficult to clean up your gear on the way home.
1.5 day :eek: if you take care of your gear you would spend more time cleaning your gear than fishing.
I have taken as many as 13 rigs. I am really going to focus on getting that down to nine. Getting tired of cleaning all that shit when I get home.
Just how much shit do you have? It seems like you have been selling stuff forever.
Was on the Polaris Supreme a week and a half ago fishing the ridge. There was 3 seiners raping the area.
I also change out the split ringes for brazed ringes
Sold the boat years ago and moved to Arizona. Only fish long range and Cabo now. Born and raised in So. Cal. Never thought the day would come that...
I sell my reels on E Bay. Even with E Bay`s fee I usually get more dollars for my reels.
Beware of Shimano`s reputation for not supporting their reels with parts after they discontinue a line.
Never heard of casting lures for marlin. I dont think there is any such animal.
So where is this reel going to fit quality wise? Better than the Andros, better than the Metaloid but not as good as the Andros?
I am of the opinion that a 50# rod is a 50# rod. For me the 60/80# cross over make more sense.. but what do I know
I was on that trip. It was the weirdest wahoo bite I have ever seen. I trolled a DTX 200 orange Tiger that was nailed instantly once in the...
Quite frankly it baffles me why anyone would sign up for Facebook. They are borderline on identity thief.
I have done the same as above with one more step. I add a coat a coat of "lite rod epoxy" by Flexcoat.
Regarding these new blanks. Where is the "sweet spot " ?
Living in Arizona there is no hope of ever getting one. If more than one person is trolling a Hooker I don't even bother to take my trolling...
Ouch!! You could get the real thing for the price
Sad that our Medical Insurance situation in the US forces this kind of hardship and worse for our citizens.
I have to come back with this. We had such a fun trip that we still are having fun afterwards
I want to be number 007 if it helps
In the long run I am hopeless. :o
Fishing is very different this year. I am no expert, but there has been little hurricane activity. The few that have occurred have been moving...
Yes sir, since you haven't used them you will have to sell them to me. I got first dibs on them, so PM me ASAP.
I know, the world is a cruel place.
Don't you just love it
I run whatever the boat captain says to run. After all, he most likely spends 300 days a year fishing compared to my 30 or so days a year.
The conversation has now ended and we will move on to a different topic.
Is that what Albacore look like. I have forgotten. Are we sure you didn't do some monkey business with that photo?
Make sure you use Waxing Tape so it takes the hair off your back when you tear it off. How would this work with the lady anglers? :rofl:
There go, we could start a charter where everyone has to wear a paper sack over their head. We would call the charter "The Unknown Fishermen "
I just heard a fellow passenger said my style of fishing was " wonky ".
I am so embarrassed :( that I am going to fish with a paper sack...
"Hey wait a minute " Are we not suppose to draw straws to see who gets to be " Fish Girl's " roomie? :D
What you say is very true. But I think the topic is more about the reels capability.
Anyone heard anything? There is a huge gap between the Makaira series and the next lowest price line of spinners. Kind of hoping the would...
I don't think so because of he way Jamie describes the butt and tip
I used a Torque 25 star drag (not the narrow ) to catch 35/40lb roostr fish in Cabo about 4 weeks ago. Used 50lb solid spectra with 25 feet of...
Kudos to Cal star for their new rods. I have mostly Calstars in my collection, (around 30) , but now have 6 UCs. For my style of fishing both...
Just ordered a dozen from Ringed Hooks.com. If you may or may not recall, I like the Jobu hooks on my Wahoo lures
I would like to see your rod holder set up. There were 3 or 4 guys that had custom rod holders fabricated for mounting on the upperdeck of the...
God I love you , with you around I never feel like I bought too many rigs to fish with. If we ever have the opportunity to fish together we could...
If the Wahoo is a beast I'm running and cranking but that doesn't mean I'm gaining line.
For Wahoo jig fishing I set my HXJ Raptor at 17 lbs for strike using a Calstar 700XH. When I get a strike I never stop grinding until the fish...
A pretty broad range there. You could fish a JX Raptor in all the line ranges mentioned with short top shots. But one rod isn't going to work...
Who buys the drugs that are fostering a culter of violence in Mexico. The USA!! Quite obvious, unless you chose to ignore the facts
Stopped driving in Mexico 30 years ago after a similar incident with my wife, 10 year old son and 12 year old daughter. Been going only to Mexican...
You make me feel so much better about my 12 set ups. :-)
The Fishybuzz mystery lure. A secret supplier never to be revealed. :rolleyes:
I was a dummy as I had a new spinning outfit with me and didn't use it. Spinning gear is new to me and I am having a hard time wrapping...
I agree with that line of thinking. Of course that means that I cannot seem to go on eight or ten day trips without taking 12 rod reel combos....
You think that might have something to do with Tackle Whore Syndrome ??:_hot_:
OK guys. Loaded up on black chrome Sea Strike 33's from Chark Bait and Spanyard 200gram Raiders from Hooks.com. i am ready for my next 7 day...
Wonderful write up. That trip spoiled me. It will be a huge task to find a better group of people to fish with. Already threw down my deposit for...
I remove the prism tape from all my Wahoo lures. The theory is the tape impedes the teeth from sliding down the jig if the hoo strikes above the...
Avet clickers are typically not very loud on their casting reels.
With the Sea Strike 33`s when the jig hits the water I count to 30 before cranking. Of course a lot depends on the current. I need to dig around...
I was on that trip also. Got 2 on black chrome Sea Strike 33 with Jobu hook. Straight tie 100lb. Florocarbon. And crank that handle like your...
Sorry, didn't connect the two post. :imdumb:
Very nice fish. What did everyone else catch? Nothing?
During my recent 8 day trip I lost my last original 200 gram Raider jig. Went on to use and catch 2 wahoo with a black chrome Sea Strike 33....
I love the Torques, star drags, ( especially with the 4:8 gears ) and lever drags. Do not particularly like the gold but when I line them up ( a...
Personally, I wouldn't bother owning my own Kite Rod. Big and bulky and heavy. I would rather take a back up set to the one I would be using most...
That's why you need more than one set up. One rod and Reel Combo can really put you at a disadvantage
I will stick with my Torque Star Drags. They handled some impressive size Yellowtail on my Intrepid 8 day trip I just returned from.
Only change would be to swap out the split rings for brazed solid ringes
I was on that trip also. Everything Jeff said about the boat and crew is absolutely true. Lots of cold dirty water, the Captain`s ability to put...
I don't think so. Being the owner of Torques and VISX`s I can tell you the VISX is built like a Mack truck and the Torques are built like 350...
Hey, this year so far has been way different than last year.
Wow!!! I am really surprised at the number of 9 footers being used with 50# leaders. I don't use 50 unless the fish are pushing 50 lbs. Those...
What rod and reel do you use.?
Send you Fathum in for service, there is probably to much grease in the reel.
Shit! If shipping wasn't such a rip I would buy the rod.
Penn doesn't show the reel on their web site.
Say it is not true.
What do you use on butt cord to preserve it?
Different tastes for different folks. My favorite is Wahoo and Yellowtail.
You know tuna, here today gone tomorrow, or not here at all.
Quite frankly my friend, I don't give a damn what I fish for.
Bait and flat fall use requires 2 different rod actions.
Horseshit on your comment about the yellow braid. I have seen guys using it outfish everyone on the boat.
It was a poor location. Went there a few times and there was not anyplace to park, went to another shop.
I would be concerned about hurricanes that time of the year. There are long stretches without safe harbor.
Hey, all the Arizona long range fishermen are smartest fishermen around.:-)
I will need to remember that next time I go fishing, a shirt to match every lure.
I think you caught that fish and handed it of to Fishybuzz. I hear he is getting lazy in his old age..:p
So, how much are you willing to pay for new in box 20 two speed?
Is the D8 a long beach rod?
What size Trynos you looking for?
I have purchased a Makaira 30000 spining reel. Now I need to figure out the rod.
I don't think the boats go fast enough to keep up with Wahoo.
Ever notice long time wahoo fishermen have a arthritic shoulder, arm, wrist, bloodshot eyes, and no fingernails.
Tobad the 33 black chrome isn't made anymore.
Now your talking my language.
One of Calstar`s great rods. I use mine when whenever I fish on a panga.
I love being shameless:p:
Do I hear 15 rods for a 4 day ? #######going once, going twice
Moved from that shit hole San Francisco East Bay area a little less that two years ago. I now live in Green Valley, about a 40 minute drive south...
Why is it like that? Its a useless fricken pain in the ass.
Nooo, I keep about 50 to 60lbs. That is al my wife andI can eat in 6 months. I do not like fish that has been frozen beyond that time.
I don't think so. Look at all the trips that have been are being cancelled by the fleet. Even 7 and 8 day trips are being converted to 1.5 to 3...
I only do a seven and eight day trip each year year. Now that I am retired I figger 4 grand will be my limit for each trip. My wife and I like...
I am sure we have all been on boats that rub us wrong. It could be anything, the Captain, the staterooms, food, tackle storage, the bait tank, and...
I see they had a very good trip. I hope someone that was on that trip gives us a report on what tackle was working best.
First day fishing for Wahoo I just reach into my Wahoo jig box with my eyes closed and go for it.
For me, yellow = longer topshot, white = short topshot.
What size poppers are typically being used on SD trips up to 8 days? I guess that is the first part I need to know.. Why are all the popping...
Any suggestions for a popping set up for San Diego trips up to 8 day?
Ha Ha Haaaa:rofl::rofl:
I wouldn't do that, too much snoring and farting in one room. :p
Oh definitely. Shimano is famous for discontinuing reels. They have program called " built In Obsolete "
Well, I can see Dan is not going to catch any fish with this rod. He will not be able to take his eyes :drool: off the thread work.
Don't see many of your lures around here on the mainland. Who usually has the best selection of hour lures?
You caught me:D
Lol, some people have to much time on their hands. :D
No room to open the lid.
My complaint with 99 percent of tackle boxes is the top access. You can't open them when they are in the tackle racks on a boat.
How do you keep the rubber band from sliding down the line ?
Better keep an eye on them, the closer we get to our fishing trip the longer my thieving fingers get. :D:gay:
I have always said China is not our friend. Shame on our government for letting our manufacturing slip into the hands of our enemy. And fuck the...
I see one of those in my tackle box, only in my dreams.
Sure would like to go there. But every place that I looked for lodging is outrageously expensive.
I am coming to the Islands in December for some R and R. and plan to do some island hopping. I would like to pick up some Koya lures while there....
I still use mine. Also a fantastic rod for yo yoing and bait fishing off the bottom.
I ought to run the stuff from Az. to Calif. like the bootleggers did in the twenties. :720icon:
They need to be put on with thread wrap, just like a guide.
Well darn, I will just have to take the reel off your hands. It is such a disappointing reel.:p: you are shipping it for free correct?
Drive up windows at coffee and food establishments will be next. We all know when cars idle they pollute the most.
Thank heavens I don't...
Check out after market clamps at Tiburon Engineering.com
That was quick
Pictures please, buyers are lazy, they want to shop without going all over the place.
I use a regular model Avet HXJ with 65# spectra and 30 to 40lb. 25 yard florocarbon leader.
You stinker, that is the same exact arsenal I have except my 60# rod is a CS770H. :-)
Naaa, I just write in a confusing manner, you can fish with me anytime. :-)
No, the clamp bolts are not wide enough to go over the reel seat
No you are not, I wasn't specific on my problem.
No that is not the problem. The butt diameter is to large, if you take a look the new composit blanks are very skinny compared the old way of...
If he has some new reels the reel clamps probably do not fit over the butts. Some Seekers had pretty large diameter butts.
Are you kidding? It wouldn't slip thru that big ass butt. As is it I only had to build up the arbors less than 1/4" at the rear of the reel...
Just finished building a Seeker Pin Head TNT rod. Size of the butt required a big ass reel seat and my Penn Torques do not fit. Will the Avet HX...
I think people with a bad attitude should be banned from all web sites. :2gunsfiring_v1:
I cost to make bombs has gone up a lot since the first post. I am making up a bunch of bombs currently. Look at the price of 5 to 8 oz sinkers....
Oh boy! You must be having a bad day.
When I do my 8 and 7 day trips in July and August look for my reports. Meantime I would like to see what's going on the with the 1.5 to 3 day...
The lack of fish reports are killing this forum. It may be time to change the name of this forum to " Long Range Chit Chat".:(
Who knows? It could work wonders.
Hey, by the time they make one in say 7 or 8 years with inflation it could be $500.00 :p
Or Saltiga or Torque better yet.
There are no inconveniences fishing Cedros. It is just a different adventure. Now fishing out of San Diego is a real pain in the ass. No...
My favorite florocarbon is what ever I get a good buy on. I fish them according to the line diameter, not the package rating.
I take the mags out of my reels, regardless of the brand.
Ah!, you must be a Wiskey man.
Whatever you do make sure that the reel fits the rod and vice versa. A lot of the new reels have a very narrow reel seat, even in larger size...
Glendale is becoming a hi stressed place to live and work. You need to think about moving Green Valley. It's so peaceful here even a cave man...
Acid rod has a good stock on hand.
Well it is about time. This just added 3 mores reels to my arsenal when they become avaliable. NO MAGS I HOPE.
Straggler deigned his jigs for fishing Yellowtail as it was his passion. He even retired to Loreto to pursue that passion until health issues...
NO NO NO!!!
One typically use crimps the line on marlin lure leaders. Crimpng will weaken you line by around 20 percent if done properly. I...
Pakula lures really do not have the colors that the most effective in So. Calif
Better known as "Colorado Koolaid "
I use to know Lennard Straggler. At one time I probably had 50+
Jigs that he had given me. I still have about a dozen of the surface irons that...
Is the Straggler Tady 45 size or a Salas Jr lite ?
That combo is great. I used a Komoto 460 with a Okuma Shadow Stalke rated 20/40 at Cedros for the first time last year. It was wonderful on...
Because we love them all.
Sorry, I don't see any hi end lures.
Before I answered your question I should have queried you on what method you plan to fish the after mention species of fish. I am sure your...
One rod is not going do do all thouse things efficiently.
I am so bad. On 8 to 10 day trips I take 10 to 12 rods. I have specfic rods for specific uses.
One of my favorite rods that I still use today. However I think using it with 50# line is pushing it a little to much. A 40# to 50# rod should...
If they are silver I would buy a couple to match the other 5 horrible looking gold Torques I have. After a season of use they look like they are 5...
I hated them. Thought they were too small. Bigger would have been better and not metal.
I fish 50# solid spectra to 4 or 5 feet of 40# topshots. Mainly use it as a bait reel and cast small lite jigs.
I call Cabo "Newport Beach South". Most of the hotels have gone "All Inclusive ". I have found that they draw the biggest bunch of ass holes on...
LOL, you should see Fishbuzz's tackle room. If there was ever an earthquake while he was in there you would never find his body.
I live in Arizona. Some expenses stay constant such as time, travel, food, and hotel. For me the cost between a 8 or 10 day trip really is not...
We are going to call you "UC IDAHO "
Take any 8 foot rod and reel combo that will enable you to cast 50+ yards and you are good to go. Any rod over 8 feet on a panga is a pain in the...
We need to enroll you in the class called " How to be a tackle whore and be happy "
No???? Whats your take on the newer D8??
You are a lousy fisherman if you buy only what you need. :p
How do they compare to the Okuma rail rods?
Any reel that feels good in your hands:appl:
Free bump, nice reels
Hope the hole is 100 per cent repairable with no boogie men hiding out of sight until repair time.
With a Black Hole 250 I would not be using it for big fish. As I posted in a earlier post, jigging Yellowtail and throwing bombs at Wahoo because...
My lure mix is constantly changing due to conditions such as wind, water temps, the bait, time of the year, and what the fish are feeding on. I...
For jigging I use a Makaira 30000 with a Black Hole 250. I also use it to throw bombs.:-)
You can get from Sa`Diego to Roseville in 8 hours? :eyepoppin You must drive like a mad man.
Practice and educate you thumb. I do not use any casting pens or magnets on any of my reels.
I just enjoy building rods. They are nowhere near as nice as yours buy still fun to build as a hobby.
Go to the Chit Chat Forum and look in at my post in the Stiif Rod Post. You will see a list of the Cal Star rods I still use. I also have LB...
Sounds like I need to cut back on booze and tuna. :(
That's a broad statement. I am of the opinion that both companies have a rod that is more suited for a particuler use than the other.
Daiwa is hooked on speed
You ask, I shall tell you.
BTG 270 8 FT
BTG 670 XH
The old school arsenal.
Looking for a tackle shop with the largest blank selection. I will be driving in from Arizona.
That's right, I think he should raffle them on the next trip he takes.:D
The $500 reel. I was planning to purchase a set of the Cortez reels when Okuma unexpectedly discontinued the line. So I ended up with a set of...
The Tesoro is far from being the same quality reel as the original Cortez.
Oldies but goodies.
But at that time is was the only quality star drag reel they had avaliable
It is a shame that the took a great reel and down graded it to a cheapo.
It's a fantastic reel. I have mine mounted on a Calstar BTG690J for throwing surface irons.
When I was at Cedros last summer some prick stole my Z-Bar off my rod. It was my last one that I have had for some 30 years.
Well that is good news. I will call Okuma and order a couple.
They need to upgrade size of the current round hangle.
Why doesn't Okuma get off it's ass and make a upgraded handle? I have a friend that is a fresh water bass fisherman with big hands that has a...
When I rode the XL there were times that I was the 3rd or 4th person lined up at the bait tank, but guys were squeezing in their buddies and by...
Same gears, narrow frame gives a faster line retrieve per crank.
They are nice, but you still can't beat the Calstar E Glass rods for 50# and under. With the passing of Leon I am stocking up on my favorite...
The next sale will happen when you get tired of waiting and buy the reel you want.LOL
What size are they?
The sound of my bones snapping and popping, when that happens I know I got a big fish on the end of my line.
This seller must come from another planet.:eek:
Did the same thing. Moved from Calif. June 2017 to So. Arizona. I am also about 7 hours to San Diego. I am happy as a clam in Arizona if a clam...
I use art brushes. After using I squeeze the excess epoxy out of the brush, clean in acetone, then clean it again in another bottle of clean...
All the answers giving here is driving my friend and I to drink more Tequila. :D
What's the inches per crank.?
I think that most of the topics showing up here should be in the Chit Chat forum.
Different strokes for different folks. Yellowtail are my second favorite fish after Wahoo.
That would mean I would bring one less rod and reel to fish with. That's no good.
A friend and I were discussing whether the Calstar E Glass 610 H is a 50# rod or a 60# rod. I say it is a 50# rod. What do you guys think?
Wahoo chowder!! Now that sounds delicious.
Any idea if any taackle shops have them?
I eat fish, but I am very particular about how it is seasoned and cooked. I like it spicy and cooked on a grill. That leaves out fish cooked on...
I have a Pac Bay set and find the avaliable thread carrages less than desirable. I am thinking of making my own carrage. Anyone that have made...
I bring my wife so she can hold my extra rods while I fish.:p
It appears that the number of long rangers in So. Arizona is growing.
As I age my hand writing on blanks is horrible. Is there a was to make my own decals with my computer and printer??
In the Captain`s quarters???:p
Only 8!!!! Where do YOU put the other 12 rods you bring???? :rofl:
You have a SS D8!!! I am so envious :drool::drool:
The smaller one were quite heavy for their size. I use to use them at Bay of LA every time I went there. They were Cabrilla killers when jigged...
It's been 4 years since I built a rod. I am now starting to build rods again and I have forgotten if metallic thread needs color preserver....
From this listing you must really be old.:D
What is is a VCGB 5??o_O
Geeez, a reel clamp is now $28.00 plus shipping from Avet.
I still use my 765xxxh with rollers. It has the longer rear gripes with rollers. The wrap is so pretty I can not bring myself to not use it or...
They do make 700lb cable:D
If this is true I sure hope that the business survives. CalStar rods are still my favorite.
We tend to take our tackle development for granted but it was guys like Leon that spured graphite production in rods. Today we enjoy the products...
Not cosmetically. The gold shows it age much much faster than silver.
Bummer. I was hoping for silver Torques.
The ones I make with Jobu hooks.
I love it.
The 6" surface iron Stragglers can be very effective at times. They have a lazy narrow swim and the crank speed has to be just right.
All the boats are very good. The only thing that will make or break you trip is the group you fish with with. Mellow group = great trip. Combat...
I use a Cal Star GF765H with a Makaira 30000 for 5 and 6oz. bombs.
No no, I am not assuming he is not successful business wise. As long as has a business plan he will succeed. Over expansion too quickly with...
OK OK. It's that we have seen so many manufacturers in the fishing world that were wonderful products that did succeed business wise
JRI need to be careful in expanding his production capacity. Once the tackle stores have them in stock the demand will begin to decline as the...
Are thouse the original brass raiders?
No shippee no sell all.
Seeker has a D8. It's not like the original D8 but it's pretty darn close. It is the best 40 lb bait rod seeker has.
Soon there will be so many Intruders in the water after a couple of years the Wahoo will wise up and not bite them:eek:
I do not do trips longer than 10 days. If my 10 day trip went bass fishing I would be totally pissed.
You can't. One per customer
Problem is the selection of vendors is greatly decreased. I use to live in No. CAL. and the FH show there was pitiful. The fishermen there are...
Wooah, now that would be a killer idea.
Huuummm, what happens on the boat stays on the boat.
All sporting activities that requre equipment cost a fortune today. Look at the cost of putting our kids through sports programs.
I add up my gear in a closet.
Then that would leave the balance for tackle.:D
Well hell Fishy, you probably have 15 grand in rods alone.:rofl:
If the new Super Seekers were available In the same actions as the Long Beach models I would be allover them.
I am sure that anyone that frequently does 8 days or longer easily has $15,000 in tackle. For myself I do 8 days, Cedros Island, and marlin...
Hot dog! A penny off.
I bet a few guys are sending him some ladies to comfort him.:boobies:
I am cheap, I want to save the penny. A penny saved is a dollar earned.:D
Waaaaay back on the back burner.
Don't disturb him. He is in a Zen like trance painting with his eyes closed :shake:
Poor Gary, he's painting his ass off.
On loan currently. When I get it back I will start a post about spinning rods that can be used at the rail.
Oh so wrong about using the rail with a spinner. I have been making rods that work wonder on the rail with a spinner. The rod just needs to have...
We don't need any taxman around when fishing
I already have mine made, with a soft drink.
They think that they are too good to be on this forum.
Whew, I was beginning to worry about you
Ya, I get dizzy looking at all your tackle.
I would never sell the original Super Seekers I have.
Wow? If you and Fishy are on the same boat that just eliminates me having to bring tackle for wahooooo.:D
Wish I could buy it. A super fabelioso reel and price.
OKUMA dropped the ball by not having a low gear model and higher drag
ACCURATE is still working the bugs out of the Tern. They got...
Boy, you hit the nail on the head about No Cal. Lived all my lif e in Orange County until my wife's job transferred to San Francisco. Lived there...
Was that the kind with two titties or two sickes?:D
What are EPM gripes?
Just out of curiosity what did it cost to ship?
How well does it work using the premiers with a drill?
I have 3 Torque 25N's. Two with 4:8 gears, one for bait, one for the surface iron. I use the 6:1 for heavier irons when the yellowtail want it...
BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE ONE #%%#*#
How does the Del Mar show compare to Long Beach. I am discovering the most of the big tackle vendors will not be there. Should I even bother to...
When cracks appear at the guide feet on my rods I put on a fresh coat of epoxy on them. It's going to happen on most rods after a few years of use.
So, if you have a Intruder would you still take with you on a trip a Cow Bell, DTX 200, and Bonita lures?
Ahhhhgggg!!! I WANT ONE.
Guess I am lucky, I have 7 that are prtfect.
Have 7 Torques that are perfect
Go PENN TORQUE ;)
I corrected my above question
Will anyone be selling JRI jigs and intruders at the Fred Hall Del Mar show?
For thouse of us land locked long rangers we will have to keep our Bonitas until we can get our hands on a Invader.
The only reel I would buy is the Torque series which i have. But it sucks that I spend $600 for a reel and then have to buy the low gears...
But it is not offered throughout the whole reel series.
Great buy. If I lived near you I would buy it.
It's not in Brielle.
You are correct, I did forget that one. Probably because I still use the rods I listed.
Looks like you are going to need to split them up
I do mine as follows:
Large ball bearing
Large ball bearing
The moron reel companies have not caught on ( except Accurate with the Tern low gears) that they need to manufacture both hight speed and low...
You can talk all you want about great the new hi tech rods are. Very few will perform like the classic Cal Star BTG610, BTG6480, BTG690J and the...
I am building Cal Star BtG 690J. My first 9 foot build. How many guide s should I put on it?
From what I understand the trip sponsor is handing out 2 to every angler.:_diarrhea_:
Are you implying that it is us fishermen that stink. Heavens forbid, never.:shithappens:
Coming up on the next trip.
It's a big bottle
Why does one have a stinky laundry bag. I shove my dirty cloths in a trash bag and tie it up. Every few days I take it to the top deck and air it...
Then don't forget you pampers.
I want to take up shuffle board, as long as it's on a LR boat.LOL
Oh shit yes!!! That would make it multipurpose without the hooks. Add another $99.00. Jerry Dog, you are so fucking smart. :appl:
If both eyes blink add $20.00
For scent, add another $10.00
Good hooks with ball bearing swivel, $30.00
Anything I forget?o_O
I have a young good looking female servant who keeps all my shit nice and tidy.:-)
Oh no 30 bucks isn't enough to make a lure a good a good seller. I am thinking at least $69.95.:)
if they raised the price of the other lures that would make them Wahoo killersLOL
Bump the Torque
Oooh Baby, you are so sexy. How are you going to rig it?
I would just tell the deckhand to cut the hook off the lure. With that in mind I would bring extra lures and hooks
Come to think of it, I have a bunch of Fishbuzz's rods that I am putting fresh coats of epoxy on. I have seen a bunch of Intruders in his tackle...
I was planning to use them in Cabo fishing from a cruiser.
Has anyone put inline hooks on them ? Thinking of using 2 Owner in lines on them for trolling for Wahoo in Baja.
Where does the new 8' Del Mar fit in a arsenal?
The lure that had treble hooks. Was that two treble hooks? I was thinking of running one treble at the end of the lure and leave the inline at the...
Is this stuff any good?????
Probably aroung $299.95.
How can you resist all the pretty toys?
So where does the new 8 foot Del Mar fit into the arsenal?
Beware using the small reels with heavy lines in a long soak. Always have another larger reel with simular drag specs as a back up for those times.
What are the stock hooks.
If this all becomes to much work for you i will take some as shown in the picture and finish them myself
I am in the minority but Cal Star makes the best rods with the lighest tips. The GF 800 series are in my opinion some of the best rods made. Also...
Do you have a wife or girl friend? A few rears ago I purchased a new golf car for myself for Christmas. A few days later she cames home with a...
It is beginning to sound like a need a tackle box specifically for Wahoo tackle.
Whoa. That's a lot of weight to throw. I purchased one to troll if no-one is getting bit on the usual stuff.
It looks Great ! As I get older I have lost patience spending a lot of time building my rods. On my rods the guides are getting a light as...
I do have hope for Cal Star's success because quite frankly I not care for any of the competitors rods rated 60# on down. My preference for those...
Looking for a Gf800MH blank.
They are factory built rods.
I purchased a couple of United Composite Elite rods model 700H and 700XH which have Alps guides. After a good week at Cedros wrestling with some...
Why is the wait time so long for Cal Star blanks? Is their business so good they lack the facilities to to timely fill orders?
If there is a Intruder in your trolling rotation and you don't have one, forget about trolling. Just be ready with a bomb.
I live in Arizona, my list is too long to list. I am taking 5k with me.
One of the best Wahoo reels of all time.
How about Series of rods
Can UC rods be fished at their highest line ratings.
Are you telling us that there is no markings on the reel to identify the different gear models? Very poor marketing.
Can anyone comment on how good the free spool is out of the box?
That is what I have, the 700H, 700XH and the 800 Elite Monster. The 700`s are great for fishing from a Panga as I prefer 8 footers from a LR...
I have purchased 4 UC rods over the last year and they are not to my liking. As with most of the skinny fancy hi tech rods they are much to stiff...
You do not have to spend thr big bucks for a spining reel to get the fast retreive. The Daiwa BG8000 has the next fastest line retrieve for about...
No ship, no sell
Makaira 30000 with a Cal Star GF765XH. This is my go to combo for throwing bombs and jigs. That reel has the fastest retrieve of ANY reel and...
Kinda like to watch that
You absolutely can use the rail with a spining reel. You just need to have a custom rod built to accommodate the rail.
Everybody has a favorite. If you are like me it was not until I purchased my third reel for Wahoo that I finally found what suits me.
I previously posted my 270 single speed for $150.00 two times and mine does look like new. It even had a Alan Tani upgraded handle. No takers...
Bait fishing for Wahoo is usually a 30lb hydrocarbon leader to 28llb single strand wire. The wire leader part is usually 12" to 18" long. Use the...
After 60 years of fishing from San Diego to Cabo I have finally moved to the dark side. Being on numerous trips out of San Diego and watching...
I would be concerned that the line may get caught on the screws when casting.
Any aftermarket screws will need to be grounded. Penn does not offer a longer screw.
If you want the head to fit in the reel seat slot you will need to grind the sides of the head.
Just leave a blank check and let the Capt. fill out the tip amount
Rust on the guides is a no no.
Never been on a boat that had enough tackle box storage
Shit!!!! I would like to have that with no rocket launchers
You're no fun
I presume it is because fewer people are taking the longer trips this year.
It is disappointing that they only have one dog.
Forget about the new hotel. My information maybe incorrect. I had a conversation with SD local and my understanding is the developer wants to make...
My thoughts are it doesn't hurt to tell a guy that his price for merchandise may be to high. Even I have been guilty of over pricing items I...
You can. Buy them all day long for 15 bucks and have them shipped for free. No deal here.
What is the difference?
Take up golfing
Don't kid yourself. I was on a 8 day on the Excel a few years back and it was a combat zone. There was a group of 8 or 10 that totally...
It is gone
25 N 2 speed.
Sold pending payment. 25 N 2 speed With box and papers. Filled with new 65# White Solid Specta and 25 yard mono top shot. $175.00...
I think he took on to many issues regarding trade at one time. China and NAFTA have been his focus before dealing with other countries.
Oh po pha, I am bringing the Tequila. Whoaaaa mucho el shotos
No, I always practice with wooded clothe line clip. Drill a small hole about 2" from the end like a butt hook situation.
Never thought about it before, does anybody know the weight of say a 6" sardine?
He He I have been a happy camper in So Az since leaving Calif a year and 7 months ago.
I will make it my tradition, then feed them to my cats and dogs for subsistence.
So happy i do not live in Calif any more. Now that Newson gruesome is Gov hang on to your wallet.
Wahoo in july? I don't think so.
I use the rail on any fish over 40lbs. I build most of my own rods and put very long forgrips on them.
I have been to his house numerous time. It would take all day to find specific rods and reels. He would put some small tackle stores to shame.
Going in mid July. Trying to cut back on the number of rod/reel sets to take. In the past I would take 12 sets. Being that the Intrepid is too...
That's what i always do.
300 hundred yards is plenty of line on a HXJ. If you think about it that is 3 football fields.
Here we go again. Don't fuck with them.
The hotel security will make you stay away from the water line. All the hotels on that side are terrified that someone will drown as there have...
They canceled mine too. Bummer
The short ladder. This is really a sore point with me. At 71 years old the top bunk is really tough to get into. On a trip three years ago I...
Now that is my kind of tackle selection
So many rods on the market now. I long for the old days when Calstar Grafighters were the standard. For me personally most of the new rods are way...
I once was on a 8 day trip that a father and his son had absolutely no tackle. They were both among the "hot rods" on that trip.
Rod should be a XH. Just my 2 cents worth opinion
I only do 7/ 8 day trips. I just do because it is fun and a cha nge to get away from the every day pace of life.
What i don't like is the...
Then use 2 hooche skirts
I am going to take some to Cabo next time i go there. I will probably put a 10 foot leader on it.
Just use a hooche skirt over black mylar
Does anybody know if the guides on the rail rods are triple thread wraps ?
Do you know anyone that can pull on a fish with even 45# of drag? Anything over 45 # is ridiculous.
Thanks for the heads up on that. I just purshsed one on Amazon for $170.00 using my Amazon points. I make my own rods and high rated blanks for...
The only thing that I agree with Trump is his stance on China. They are not our friends. They are ecological whores. Countries and US...
Why do we frequently read about 10 foot plus floor leaders being the hot set up sometimes? It really bugs me as on some trips I will use 3 or 4...
Here are pictures of a DTX that Fishbuzz put together for me. after reading the posts on the DTX I am rethinking this rigging. I think that the...
I look at hook wire size in relationship to the bait. You can have equal size baits with different stamina. If the bait is weak, no ring, if the...
Better drive and pick up a half dozen more various combos. Who knows what you will up for. It is a wacky year.
Time to step up to the plate and start marketing them Fishey.
By the end of even a 3 day trip my hands look like a billboard for Bandaids.
I have always struggled with the issue of socks. I will give the bike socks a try.
My wife says to wear panty hose.
Hummmm, it may be time for a deep analysis on bombs when we have nothing else to do.
Never really thought about it before but do they spin?
I am like Chris, I do `nt want to pay retail. It hurts to much.
99 reels with star drags on the wall / all getting 33lbs of drag on their reels / 99 reels with star drags on the wall.
So I surmised that adding a swivel to eliminate stress on the lure screws up the swimming pattern.
How about a jig reel that has a adjustable speed motor for cranking a jig?
I am thinking of hiring a 20 year old and pay his boat fare to throw my jigs then hand the rod to me
You would be one too if you spend hard earned $ on 9 Accurates that had assorted problems.
He did not say how much he wanted to spend, so i will go with the poor mans set. This is providing there are no gant Blue Fin in the mix.
And how about making green mackrel color
Will inline hooks work on these? what size?
Question for thouse using flat falls for Yellow Fin. Are you using a multiple hook configuration that we see being used for the Blue Fin tuna?
I just go on any trip my wife lets me take. She tells me how i get to spend and when i can go. She is pretty generous most of the time.
Happyness is a new rod
Geez, you would think this reel is the greatest thing since sliced bread. I think there will be a number of dissapointed people once they start...
I will take two from Mrs. Santa along with a siver 20 VISX
One never knows where business opportunities with arise
It is only money.the more one throws it around the more one gets.
Which one can you use if you have rods and reels?
I would rather be limited to 50 lbs of fillets than not fish at all.
A tackle box you can put a lock on.
Depends on how you are going to use it. I have two 25Ns on different rods. One for 40# Bait, one for surface iron.
How about a phone or e-mail address
I give up. There is no way to please every body. I will just contnue fish what ever boat i can get on.
They may change their tune if the WHOLE fleet were to move there. They would be fools to not make concessions.
Maybe building the dream sportfisher is not the thing to do. Build a whore house that floats. Just motor out beyound the 3 mile limit. Add a full...
That is a tough one. It should be the cheapest way
They all ways find out. To many loose lips in the world
I think of they moved to mexico ( Cabo ) the Mexican goverment would open up some areas that are closed. The long range fleet would create new...
Whats with the bikini thing? Are you guys saying we ALL have to wear bikinis on the new boat?
Ba ha humbug, i know that Santa will not get me one for Christmas
Ba ha humbug
Sounds cheap to me.
Awww, don`t be a party pooper. We are all having fun dreaming of the dream sportfisher.
Oh absolutely, state of the art designed bait tank. It will even be temperature controlled and sit on gyro stabalizers to keep the bait alive...
Be carefull, a lotta cootie snatch there
You must be amdexyurious. Is that how you spell that?
We are not in fricking Bangcock.
One has to set their priorities. And knock off the tittie jugglin.
Well let me think about this. First we need to decide if the massage price is included in the trip cost, or pay as services are rendered. A...
We are working on a bait tank with 20 small bait wells with a machine that will circulate one bait to each well. This will eliminate the deck...
We allready covered this, one in every stateroom. Foot massage machine.
You will have settle for a machine to massage your feet
The boat is not built yet. Still seeking investors and ideas.
What if the girls want to have "THEIR way with you"?
You will need to a fantastic chief. When the time comes we will set up a panel to judge your cooking abilities. You just might get your way with...
No women, except for cooking.
Now now boys, be nice.
Oh absolutely. We will have to have more than one. There are a lot of old feet on the LR decks.
No no no, now we are going to far. If the wives or girl friends got wind of such a thing it would be the death of longe range fishing. Just...
I certainly hope so
I will see how the upcoming trip turns out. I may look around for a new boat to ride they do not have their shit together by the time i go.
I am distresed reading these things about the Intrepid as i have a 8 day scheduled next year.
No problem. We could capure the heat from the engine room
We will have designated servers for food and beverage on the deck.
Looks like I better add sanitizing wipes and black flag to my check list.
Looks like I have better add sanitizing wipes and black flag to my check list.
Roy is the best people person of the fleet. If the RP carried a lighter passenger load anglers would be chomping at the bits to ride with him.
Hummmm, I will have to research this. I will get back to you during the interior design process.
The sink and with hot water is not a problem. Washer and dryer adds to much weight. On trips longer then 8 days we will have a helicopter pick up...
Oh! That's an easy one
We will add thouse items to the design.
I am sure we can accomodate your butt once the boat is built. We just need to know how big your butt is.
Why even ask? You can not buy one. They are avaliable to friends only.
Coming back with your reels will depend on what kind of day they are having. If he or she didnt get their morning joe your out of luck.
How dissapointing. I may need to scale back the size of the boat if no new investers step up to the plate
I will pick the best best minds to design the boat along with the best european boat builders. You will provide the financing right. Now it is...
Has anyone been successful using Flat Falls for Yellow Fin Tuna?
If the Long Range fleet wants to survive it needs newer boats with up to date hull designs and new light weight interior construction. Many of...
Bombs require it own designated rod and Reel for success.
Hmmmm, since I have two of them I am thinking of spoolng one up with 65#solid spectra with 40# or 50# top shots for thouse looong soaks.
Probably not much different than the Gamakatsu Ringed Nautilist.
Booked for 8 dayer this upcoming mid July. Trying to figure out a place in my arsenal for my new international 12VSX . How would you rig it up...
A very very good write-up. Very helpful for planning my next trip.
I am going to make some all white bombs. Throw them with my Mac 30000 and see if speed trumps color.
I was on a trip once when black and orange bombs were the hot ticket. Go figure.
Tie bomb on line
Cast out bomb
Let bomb sink to desired depth
Reel in fast as you can
Smile when the fish hits the deck
One size fits all?
I always though it was the bait you couldn't catch.
Oops, that's what I use my HXJ for, not MXJ.
I purchased three of them. I figured at least one of them will swim correctly.
I use mine for yo-going, 80lb spectra to 60 or 80lb leader. Or dropper loop bait depending on the spot.
They have been wonderful so far.
I will not go where Alaska or Southwest doesn't fly. All the other airlines are such shit holes in the sky I would rather drive or not go.
I put them in checked luggage on the way home only. I installed some eye bolt to the luggage and run vinyle covered cable thru the reels with a...
Jesus Steve, you get up early when you are not fishing.
Our government still does not give a shit, or we would still be fishing there.
Ha ha. Why would any government agency even give a shit about our fishing destinations?
And what feels good in your hands.
You would never discover a better way unless you try
With the success you had how did you rig them and what was your hot color?
Do have a favorite color?
The cost of the long trips and the island closers are beginning to take it's toll on ridership.
Anyone have a solutions to getting rid of the sticky skirts on my marlin lures??
Maybe the new 2nd generation of lures will run better.
What kind of leader are you using?
A little early to make that call
Check the alltackle.com website. Everyday price for 600 yards JB Hollow is $115.00. Post was not meant to criticize, but to make you aware....
That's $20.00 over retail.
For crying out loud, I can not believe the hysteria over these reels. You would think that the Tern is the greatest invention since sliced bread....
I would have put 100# on it.
Whoa!! I haven't had any line breakage problems. But the glove thing has got me thinking a may need to replace them more often.
I am getting to old to wait for something that may never happen. I now have the whole line if mixed colored Torques and the whole line of gold...
Who won?? Which Boats?? What were the winning lures ??
Now that makes sense to me. Very easy to do.
I am speechless.
Wow!! There is a whole different kind of bait being used there.
I wonder how many locked vehicles have been broken into when the fishing gear is visible from the outside?
I am going to build a 60/80# spinning rod for my Makaira 30000. What brand and type of reel seat should I use??
Then the port should build a 3 level parking structure.
As customary for Shimano the Trinidad is expensive and will most likely to be discontinued in it present format in a few more years. Then there...
That's why I no longer go on trips unless I have a buddy along. You can not turn your head away for one minute or some thief will run off with...
Everything one reads regarding Flat Falls for Blue Fin Tuna say "replace the split rings with solid rings". I have noticed that there are now...
Now that is funny.
Why are we still talking about this??
How do you get there?
Both stripers and sails. Over the years I had 2 blues come unbuttoned. NowI just use Jobu's for blue marlin, but no takers since I switched.
Interesting statement. I use the Owner Gorilla hooks exclusively for casting bait to marlin and I have never has a fish come unbuttoned.
Update please with pictured
I hope I am that friend.
Jeeez,, take a deep breath. If you need a star drag reel that bad go out and buy a cheap one. By the time the Avet is available the old reel will...
By the time they are available to the public I will probably be dead.
I am sure I will not buy a Intruder when they become available. Having a couple of Marauders, Cow Bells, and a big chrome head that probably...
Is that all the jigs you have?? So sad for you.
Why not just attached the line counter to the rod??
How does one fish the sliders
Any trip up to 8 days I use a Shimanos Trynos 30
If they are proving that extra service I will absolutely tip them.
You see PENN, what have I been saying for over a year. You shot yourself in the balls discontinuing the black.
Buy a Torque to hold you over.
Jesus Christ, I can barely pull on 35# of drag at full.
That's one I am not familiar with. I will look into it.
For get it, you don't have enough jigs.
Those rods are on my list.
What is the wax for??
You are lucky, my wife fishes too. If I buy one jig she buys two, "because they as so pretty".
I even consider the 9' jig sticks a pain in the ass. I have been on a mission to find a great 8' for throwing Surface irons. I will be coming to...
Regarding the grommets on the leader. I have never found any that were rated higher than 135#. Are the 135# grommets being used ? Where are they...
Oh boy, with my couple of hundred lures I was beginning to question my own sanity. After reading your post I feel perfectly normal.
I just received mine in the mail. Got them from Wellsly tackle, Australia. Sometimes you have to look far and wide to find the things you need.
I see the large Owner Ultra Split Rings are rated for 270lbs. What's wrong with using outhouse on Flat Falls
Who me? :rolleyes:
I live in Arizona and usually have my gun handy. Any thief I catch will be shot, ( as long as there are no witnesses) and buried in the desert.
God I hope they don't bring any back. They are terrible food fish.
All released I hope. The picture I saw was not encouraging.
Drug addicts are desperate.
What a picky ass.
I love your bombs
Can anyone comment on how effective they are for the larger blue fin?
Those people really are mentally ill.
Sounds like this guy has mucho $$
I am an old guy, I set it at 25# at strike
Yes, yes, yes.
Deck hands on the bow???? Fuck that boat
Boo Hoo, how would you like to have my drive? Eight hours from Southern Arizona. Don't be a pussy, do the drive.
I just finished looking thru the UC catalog and all their 7'6" blanks are rated 50# and higher.
Mo no no no, I am talking about rods rated from 20# up to 60#
Me too. Unfortunately the manufacturers do not have much of a selection in 7'6" rods. That is really a big mistake with the new shipping charges...
Asking Cal Is a good idea.
You don't like your 12VISX??
How about Accurate taking out Boss reels as trade ins?
I wouldn't jump on any boat to fish big blue fin only. I will stay with the 8 to 10 day trips south. If we had a really good trip then I wouldn't...
Hmmmm, I like to fish my 16 with a 80# floro leader on a GF770H. Different strokes for different people. Let's hear from others their choice of...
I use 7',8' and 9' rods. Species, reel, bait, fishing from a panga, cruiser, or long range boat are all factors in choosing my rod choice.
I use a two to three foot floor leader to spectra. I get absolute hooksets using rods with softer tips.
There's that butt again
There really is no replacement.
No because it is not a high priced reel. Touques cost a arm and a leg. Screw the battle scars, I want my expensive reels to look good for a long...
Does anyone change the bright wire to dark wire on the cowbells ?
Are they trolled close to the corners or way back?
Hmmmm, give me the day to think about it, I will PM you for my decision. I will not leave you hanging.
Wish it was silver
$300.00 haw hahaha haha, oops, I think I farted
Nope, boobs not big enough. I am a big boob kind of guy.
If she has nice blobs, send me the paperwork.
No it's not. I got took at your avatar's beautiful butt.
After using it at Cedros for 4 days I do not care for the rod. It really great for fighting the fish but I get better distance cast the iron with...
David, you hoard every piece of tackle you ever put you hands on.
I always have mine in the off position. Educate your thumb.
I would like to build a rod to use with my Makaira 30000 spinning reel. Plan to use 80# spectra with 60# top shot. What type of guides should I use?
Oh shit, I hate that place.
All we see here is using Flat Falls for catching large Blue Fins. Are any being caught on bait? What is the terminal set up for bait?
I would go thru "tackle ho" withdrawal traveling with so few sets.
Well, I have 7 Torgue star drags and a 40NLD. They are 3 in black and 4 in gold, so that tells you I like them. Quite frankly I dislike both...
I am from now on.
Every time I have been the sharks ate us alive. I am sick of those bastards.
If I had not of put so much money down on future fishing trips I would buy it.
BIG QUESTON. What if one does not want to go to Guadalupe Island. Will the boat refund your money??? Personally I do not like to fish Guadalupe.
Why a Calif. Fishing licence???? Your not fishing in Calif. waters.
I expect any reel I purchased that exceeds $400.00 to last me at lease 10 years with parts availability. To have to spend that kind of money to...
And when Shimano redesigns the Tranx, you are shit out luck getting parts for repairs. $5 big ones down the drain.
See edited post for spectra backing.
My line rating was for the top shots only. Not the spectra backing, that's too much typing.
On your list I have the Excel dead last. I'll keep my reasons to myself.
Mid July on the Intrepid. I know what I am taking, just curious as to what other people use.
My personal choice is,
Torque 15 Star Drag, 25# with...
What is the line rating on the rod???
Go to the web sites, they are pretty accurate for tackle.
What rod and Reel Combo do you take on a 8 day trip?
Are there any websites that sell Rainshadow blanks on line?
It's not a jig reel
And spend a small fortune in maintenance.
Oh brother! I remember when most reels sounded like dragging chain on the road.
What is you favorite 50# bait rod ?
Hummmm, I am thinking VISX16 for 80# and a Mack 20 for 100# with both being on the same line rated rod.
I am sorry, I had a old man's brain cart. I ment to say Torques, and filled out my set ups with Okuma Andros. Please forgive me
I have a silver 16VISX, but could not bring myseft to buy a 30. I purchased a Mack 30 silver instead. Penn's loss.
Now that would be fantastic as well as a major marketing move. I have a mix of black and gold Star Torques and I can't tell you how many people...
I need longer screws for my Torque Star Drags. Does Penn make them?
What size? I see that they are made in various sizes.
And pictures of guys before they had their first cup of coffee.
The boats don't post them like they use to because it may give the Mexican government the impression that every trip is coming back with the holds...
When it comes to circle hooks I use the mustads As the standard. I have a compartment with mustard 6/0 hooks, all other hooks go into that...
My my, you must have big hands
Can you even imagine what Lackey could do if he was captain of the Excel.
When fishing from a panga in Mexico they are a "must have " item to have.
Well guys, thanks for the input. I ended up with the UC Elite Monster.
Are you kidding me??? The Tekota is a piece of junk
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