I would steer clear. They’ve been discontinued for a while now. Upgrade to a 2-speed Torque or a Mak. Avoid the mess of dealing with a return or...
Don’t do it. Just bought one and while Ken was filling it with spectra for my trip tomorrow is seized up like they’ve been prone to do. Now I have...
What's the reel loaded with?
Happy Thanksgiving Jamie, that's a hell of a deal for someone. GLWS
Having been to Mesquite Texas many times this doesn’t surprise me. Wal Mart is a all day family trip in Texas
Some one got one hell of a deal on a great reel, congrats
Jake’s like that, he keeps throwing new rods out there planting seeds till we all come in for more.
About time, no idea how this lasted as long as it did
Tried it but my dream kept going back to how it felt when a fish takes my bait and I put the reel in gear and feel the rod load up when it...
I think we're looking at some good options to catch fish Tom. There looks to be some better grade tuna now at the Lupe if you guys go that route....
Joe are you on the 12/1 Turners trip. You guys probably made good time heading South last year after we got the two new freezers on the boat.
I was out same time last year on the AA and we got beat up pretty good coming home. We left the Rocks early and hugged the coast the whole way...
That background looks a lot like the inside of M&M Custom Rods
I call bullshit, no one ever caught fish before two speed reels.......now you even have to have them to fish 30-40lb.......
There you go Kyle I found you one
Well done Dad!!!!
well if they’re getting $5,000 for a rod and you can ask $600.00 for a Trinidad 40n why not?
I sent you a PM
I've got one with an upgraded T-Bar handle filled with 65lb solid. First $600.00 gets it
Thanks guys, that’s what I was looking for. I’ll have to check one out and then figure out if I need a 15 and or the 15T
Now I need to re-think bringing the big dog gear on my 10 day.
I’m already at 12 set ups with all of my wahoo stuff
Did anyone notice they caught a Super down at the lower banks yesterday? This would come in real handy for anyone heading that way on any of the...
I think Soup is getting a little excited and looking at the calendar every hour or so....and going through his gear...........again
I always loved being on the Shogun when it was rough. Her fat ass makes for a comfortable spot to fish from and a smother ride home.
Chance was a good kid, tragic.
Good advice, looks like a wet drive down for me on Saturday but drys up for our Sunday loading. Love driving the grapevine and through LA in the...
Because I already have 2 or I would have snapped it up quick. Somebody needs to buy this
Fools and their money..........
Jeff thanks for the heads up on the new reel. What’s the difference/upside vs the 15? Is it just narrower and taller?
Are the same people that drink this and call it beer.
Congrats on a great fish!!!
I used Mario's for years because I used to work with his brother Romelo. He always took good care of me. I use Five Star now and am very happy
That will get your attention real fast
That’s a smokin deal on a great rod
I'm Irish how did the Portuguese get a bridge on the boat?
Very cool, good for you Jake. Have a great trip
He's still new at this BD thing, he'll learn
sent you a pm
what are the gear ratio’s on this?
Great reel in the right color, if I didn't have 2 already I'd take this one in a heart beat.
If you can make it a 25n I'll take it or maybe a...
I have the previous version and love them. They generally make their way around the rigging station on my trips as guys see them and use them for...
Micah and his Dad Monte when he's not enjoying his Florida retirement do excellent work. I have a whole lineup of Calstars they wrapped for me.
Is it loop to loop connection or served?
I think the Calstar GF 875h is the best wahoo jig/bomb blank on the planet. I have two of them just for that on my trips. You can get a T-Bar...
I would have thought this would be gone by now. Great deal
Yeah baby, nice work Jake
You know I'm going to need another one of these for my 15 day............
Thank you for saving me from myself
I guess this means I have to keep making my own enchiladas? Some one got a beauty
Did anyone notice the tuny feshes are still biting and there are all kinds of open spots on boats you can go fish on?
That’s where I would go. Ken has them
I love where your heads at!!
What length trips are you talking about?
I’ve always been happy with Brian and his team on the AA.
We can’t ban Jim. Every time he opens his treasure chest of goodies it’s like Christmas in the classifieds
Great report and props to you on your mind set through the trip. Been there and done that and just ended up giving it up to the fish gods and...
No worries, good response. I think the one thing we all forget is we don't know what he was asked to do by the owners of the site.
I give Mike props for stepping up and being the Mod for the classifieds not sure why guys that could have and didn't are banging on him but it's...
Thank you to all who have served and their families
I don’t think there is anything to be forgiven for here. You have to take care of yourself and your health first, without that there’s no point in...
$200 and Black glass tuffy 39
Great product that had guys lining up to use on my last trip.
Maybe it comes with a lifetime supply of these? Wahoo enchiladas?
Poor guys, someone knows who these bastards are and needs to come clean
The Fathom 25n works great especially for local yellows. If you can find a Torque 25n they’re even better especially if you travel south
I buy all my hooks from Ringed hooks, good people
Have you pulled on a 76 Centaur? I have the 80 Predator as well and love the Centaur’s action
She's Purdy Jake, well done
Makes sense, sometimes you just have to walk away from a deal.
Just got lucky this time Lou, usually I'm last one to the party on deals like this
I think a lot of times they won't hit bait is because guys are fishing with to heavy a wire leader. I always go with something in the 30's and...
Completely agree with you on him and how he handled that and how he maintained the boat the last couple of years. It sucks it couldn't have been...
Check your PM's money has been sent
I'll take it, PM me your paypal info
That hurts, waste of a great fishing platform
If it turns into a 25n I’ll take it
Is there any spectra on it? If so what brand, lb and how much?
100% agree, that’s why I’d never do a fly down/back trip. K in p ok e the wind down time there and back
you’ll beat me out by a couple days then. Was hoping to see you on the dock Sunday
Great reel at a good price. If I didn’t have 2 of them already I’d buy this one quick
Good for you Soda, what day does it leave? I’ll be leaving on Sunday
Good seller, buy with confidence.
Thanks Jordon, arrived as promised
The Lupe sounds like it’s heating back up according to the Shogun so maybe more boats will go there and take some pressure of the Rocks and Ridge...
I would wish you Good Luck and God Speed but then what the hell would I do on my trip in Dec?
maybe take just half and save some for the rest of us?
Yep black only came in the staff drags unless you special ordered from the custom shop while Penn had it open. They stopped making the black star...
Every jig and bomb gets sharpened to a point and then touched up after a couple fish. I don't see a lot of guys doing it during a trip, it's kind...
you mean he lied about that to???
what is this world coming to
So tempting on that 16, bump because I hope someone buys it before I do
I have 100yrds of 50lb mono on all of my Wahoo rigs for that exact reason. I like the skin on my fingers and you don’t need 500yrds of spectra...
Did you leave any down there for those of us going after Thanksgiving?
Looks like you guys had a great trip on the skins
100% agree with you. I just hope the bite stays hot till I leave on 12/1. They’ll get a few days off from being hammered while everyone is home...
A UC 76 Viper, hands down
Very nice, might be my favorite blank on the planet. It is for wahoo that's for sure
Great choices on both options. I have the exact same set up except mine was wrapped by Cow man Jake. Jim at Webspinner does amazing work on the...
That sucks, hope they get caught
All depends what you’re using them for. If it’s casting jigs or bombs for wahoo you can’t beat a Penn Tq 25n star drag for 50lb loaded on the back...
If I didn't already have a Terminator and Predator I'd be real excited about these
I've never had this done while on a fish. I haven't fished overnight boats in a long time though so maybe things have changed.
On my long range...
Always ready when you hear the crew call out asking if anyone wants the big bait
great set for 80lb
Bring everything from your 10 day and rent a couple heavier set ups or use the Accurate set ups they bring. The bot rods are all solid on the...
I agree but each to their own I guess. I don't use a 2-speed for anything under 50lb.
Hope your trip makes it out Soup, you leave 2 days before I do. Tel Mrs B Hello for me please
I used it to a worm knot for heavier lines. As stated if you tie it well it's a good knot. I changed to Hollow and a loop to loop because it's...
Welcome back and see you on the dock
what happens on a long range trip stays on a long range trip......
Who tips 5%?
I know I damn sure don’t
I love that swordfish dinner they do. Was never a big fan of it but that dish is off the hook
It would be a mistake to let something like a credit card fee stand in the way of you taking a trip of a lifetime. There are ways you can cut...
Agree’d, I don’t use checks much anymore but I do for my trips. I get all of my miles and points from work travel and use them for family trips
It's the norm. I usually send checks but made a payment with my card yesterday to the Angler just because they did me a solidand let me shuffle...
I'm not sure I would ever take that off the wall. Absolute work of art
I was on the 8 day trip last year that left right after Thanksgiving and we had great wahoo fishing at the Ridge and limits of 15-30lb tuna if you...
Your Trq 25n star drag is a terrible reel especially if its black. You should sell it to me and go buy the new model 2-speed that just came out.
Just signed up for this trip. Lori let me switch from the 12/26 8 Day. There are still 9 spots open on this one if anyone is interested. Great...
Try using the longer jigs like a Salas 6x. It gives the Wahoo more to grab and hold then the smaller 6x jr. This helps to avoid getting bit off or...
it is pretty tasty
you could absolutely try it but you will get bit off a lot. Fluorocarbon is harder then mono but not as hard as wire.
You can buy the pre-made...
That's how I rig my Salas 6x and have killed the hoo with it. Only one bite off so far and that damn dumb fish hit the black swivel 3 ft from the jig.
i’m thinking he should try to go the other way with them and sell them as Virgin jigs. Might better explain the crazy asking price
There may be a sucker born every minute but I don't think your sucker has been born yet
That's one hell of a mark up, glws
Have a great trip Steve
He’s a shit pickle, just ignore him
20 straight days on the water is awesome!! Take them all and have fun. Great boat to do it on. Al least you know you’ll get a great spot for you...
I bring an Accurate 270 rigged with 30lb on my trips on an 8ft light action rod. You just never know
I have to many assholish tendencies
All of mine are Blackwater but I'm not sure they're even in business anymore. I second Basil and BHP tackle for the premade wind ons. Excellent...
Loc hope your health gets better and you get back in the saddle soon.
Awesome, great job guys!!!!
I don’t think I want someone doing that anywhere near me. One of those bastards is going to come flying over the rail and make a mess out of some...
When the blank cracks, you’re to tight
Soft Steel has always cast very good. If you're worried about spectra issues just leave enough room on the reel for 150yrds of mono.
Do the jigs come with the deal?
Any idea on the difference in cost vs the older blanks?
Perfect, Sabbath Blessing
There you go Al!!! How’s that for timing
Fuckin thieves!!!! Hope you get your stuff back
I can't believe they still have those. They are sweet little reels
I can’t believe that guy got $450 for the black 25n the other day
I almost bought the gold one listed here but couldn’t get past the color
Wow Jake, just wow. That's a beauty
It's always refreshing to see the old school BD drama rear it's ugly and funny head over the stupidest things.
Dude was hungry and made a grown...
I think it just gives some guys hope. Whitey is going to take what Whitey wants.
That's funny I do the same with green bombs when I throw them. If I don't get bit after a couple casts it's either back to the iron or a butt...
Ken at Kens Custom Reel put it on for me. I have no idea what the part number is. They’re closed on Mondays so give them a call tomorrow or during...
Great boat and operation from top to bottom. If Brad and Rocco couldn't stop that fish it must have been a heck of fish
Only in the back of my truck. I drive down for my trips. Leave early in the am and beat traffic through LA
Heavy single hook. They're harder to find then the 6x Jr heavy single hook but Ken stocks them at Kens Custom reel in O'side. Straight tie with...
Salas 6x not the Jr's although those work to. The 6x is larger and give them more to grab which cut back on the cut offs. Black and pink, tar...
I have one of Jake's 7-11 80 Predator's and it's a great 60lb stick. The 76 had a much softer feel to me when I pulled on it
Bring protein bars, trail mix and beef jerky, or an apple and save some money next time.
Break it up and sell it all separately. You’ll get more for it
Hopefully this worked, it’s on page two in the rod building forum...
Alps reel seat. Jake just fished it not to long ago. If you go to the rod building forum he posted pictures of it
He does great work and has a style all his own
No worries, it's all good. You have to use what works for you. I'm up to 4 U/C rods from Jake now. The man has skills and charges a fair price and...
Jake does great work, love the colors on this
Does U/C know you’re cheating on them Jake?
Great looking rod, won’t last long
Use what you gotta use to get your fish to The boat. For me it’s overkill but whatever works for you.
So is it a Viper for 60lb?
Mak 30's come up in the classifieds all the time. Buy one there loaded with spectra.
Wow, just wow
Take Mike up on his offer for the drop off. My best friend rides down with me from his house in O'side and drops me off and takes my truck home...
I’m gonna have to use that 50 cal quote. That’s a pretty good one and a great analogy.
QUOTE="nohofisherman, post: 4964535, member: 127390"]Nice rods . What kind of guides do you have on the Mega ?
All Batson guides, you can take...
I have and it's a 60lb stick for me. For me it would be over kill for 40lb but again each to they're own
Great choice Tammy on the rod and the builder. Jake does amazing work
I have the 80 Predator and use it as a straight 60lb bait stick with a Torque 40nld2. Great combo that seem almost to have been built for each other.
It’s going to be a 40lb bait stick for me. Wanna try it on wahoo
Not sure what you pulled on but the one I have is an 8ft custom wrapped rod
I bought the Terminator, your mileage may vary though.
Just confirmed with Lori that I’m set and on he trip
That sucks, hope they get a good settlement and find another boat
I booked it online, I'll have to give her a call
Oh shit.......... not good for me
This one will make someone very happy, nice work Jake
Lot's of great advice and wisdom in this post. Well said
It's great group on a grea boat. Have fun
I was surprised to see a spot so I jumped on it Jake. Ken’s trips don’t usually have openings. What’s a Viper M?
I was thinking another Viper...
Just grabbed the last spot on Ken's Custom Reel 15 day on the Angler in Feb 2021. Should have just enoug time to finish loading up on more...
After the unfortunate incident with the dive boat a few weeks ago every Captain worth his weight is going to error even more so on the safe side....
Yep, nailed it:appl::appl:
Bump for a great seller, buy with confidence Jim's gear is immaculate
No lugs on my reels and none of them are going in the water. I'll nut the drag down and bend the rod as much as possible. Either the line or the...
Oh I need to behave........
Bust him and sentence him to a couple hundred hours community service cleaning up after and helping to feed the homeless. At least that way it...
The fishiest small boat out there. Wish I could
MAN the picture don’t do this one justice. Great Job Jake!!!! My new wahoo bait stick with my Black Torque 12
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH]
Not sure how I missed this one but love the rod and the message on it. Crooked bitch
Someone give magila a participation trophy and a cleenex
You can have 130lb spliced on for the last 100 yards to give you some extra strength at the end game if you wanted to.
It all depends how much...
I can run anything from 80lb to 120lb on my two Mak 20’s. I have them both rigged for 100lb wind ons though.
You guys do a great job with the online piece. Much more cost effective vs brick and mortar and a sign of the times
I tap out and go downstairs and start drinking
#4 Jake and they just keep getting better. Beautiful job, cant’t wait to introduce it to the rest of the Clan.
I was just joking Timmy. No reason you’d want the rod back I bought from you. GLWS
Would you take a like new Seeker custom wrapped murdered out SSR 7660 in trade...........
These boats are rode hard non stop once the season starts and things that were in good shape in April can be worn out in September on all of the...
Good seller, great buy
Great deal for someone, nice work Timmy
No please start it, I’ll make a fortune!!
That’s pretty freakin knarly. Straight out of the movies
$3.75 because it's not a 76 Viper and because I'll have to invest time into selling the ugly gold thing that comes with it
Maybe he wants to water ski behind it? The 20 will handle most fish in local waters
Soda well done glad you guys had a great trip. You guys were out there killing it and I was in Fresno and Bakersfield visiting growers. Glad it...
Yep, Mike nailed it. I have 2 700H’s and 2 XH’s, love them
$80 bucks for an 870? WTF????
That's a hell of a deal
Should be some happy shoppers for these. Hell of a price on the Seeker
Irregardless of the cause of the fire and issue with escape hatches if it turns out that there wasn’t a roving night watch set there absolutely...
I believe the Torque star drags have been discontinued so get what you want fast
Very clean, can't wait for Jake to finish mine
That happened to me years ago when I used my card to pay for pizza over the phone. Little bastard when on a TV buying binge at Walmart with just...
Calstar 700h or XH depending on where I'm fishing and an Accurate 665h2-speed loaded with 65lb solid to a 100yd 50lb top shot. Great combo that...
8 posts in and you're off to a great start..........
That color combo absolutely pops. I'm sure it's even brighter in the sunlight. He'll be stoked
Great job Jake
If it was a green Zebco 404 you'd have a deal
I've never had an issue with any purchase on this site over the years and can't remember all the names of folks I've bought from. They know who...
Keep hitting the YFT hard and let the yellows grow up and add some size.
Hell of a deal on both, GLWS
Great little reel, wish I would have kept mine. Killed a lot of local yellowtails with it. Give it a tune up and keep using it
Someone call Larmo quick!!!
You flatter yourself, none of us could give a
And what was negligence established here? As of right now everything is pure speculation until the...
The whole Bay Area is a liberal shit hole that's just slowly swirling down the toilet
Always go on as long a trip as you can. You're going to get hooked like the rest of us
I think lame ass needs to be banned. Fucking vulture picking at the bones of every incident with his "expertise"
I have 2 Calstar 700h's that I fish 40lb with 65lb solid spectra. Both have Accurate 870's on them. Great bait set up especially for wahoo
Now black Torques is another story.....
Some guys just really feel the need to be in the "It" club.........
This needs to stop though, if it keeps up Jake is gonna raise the price on...
Where did you see the dive boat wasn't properly equipped? It passed CG inspection so it must have been.
Stop assuming and trying to stir up a...
I fish 50lb top shots to 65lb solid on my Mak 10. It's as stated over kill for 30 or 40lb. Bad ass reel though
But the food was good and there weren't any bed bugs or any over the other overnight crowd issues.............
Spend a little more and buy the Torque star drag reels. They're built like tanks, cast a mile and have plenty of drag. They discontinued them so...
That would suck big time and piss me off as well. I'm sure Tommy wasn't thrilled about it either even though he saved a lot of money on fuel costs
Always the biggest fear on long range trips. Thoughts and Prayers to all involved.
5 crew members rescued and 34 passengers missing from a boat on fire? That doesn't sound good at all. Prayers all are found ok
Beauty, love that color
Those won't last long
Jake looks like you have a line forming my friend!!
Jake’s does great work guys and his product always looks even better in person
Bump for a beauty
Bump for a good seller. Great reel at a great price
I always bring my own pillow and an extra pillow case on my long trips. Never thought about bed bugs
That's freakin nasty
They don’t come around often and even less often in black. Guys that have them love them and won’t give them up.
Ok so who has #1 of 25? He's the guy sitting an a bank roll
He probably fished the hell out of it
Great reel at a great price
I've got a like new all black murdered out SSR 7660 I'll trade straight up?
Just kidding, good luck with sale. Unicorn kind of rod
I have one of their Tackle bags a two reel bags. They make good quality product. This is the first I've seen of their jig bags
It wouldn't be BD if a simple question didn't cause some stupid drama. Who knew?
Beautiful job Jake but you wrapped it in the wrong colors!!!
I'll be in touch soon, just settling into new house
Best wahoo stick on the planet, GLWS
It helps burn calories from all of the food on the trips so the extra effort at least helps me lie to myself and justify blowing up my diet and it...
Don't you in theory cover more of the water column when you cast farther and let it sink? I agree you don't need to cast a mile to fish wahoo and...
$40 include shipping? How much to ship if not? Zip code is 95661
I have the 80 Predator and love it but don't use it for wahoo. It's a 60lb bait rig for me. For throwing jigs and bombs for wahoo the best rod for...
The Bay Area, Sacramento and LA. Liberal strongholds with the heaviest population densities in the state
I stopped giving the salute because it seemed like none of them had any clue what it meant
I always liked the skip jig. Watched Bruce do it to perfection on the Shogun and picked it up then
Nobody's getting rich running one of these processing operations and with the built in operating costs of running a business in Ca as well as the...
April 10 2006, it's a lot more P/C then it was back then but still a lot of good folks that are more then happy to help out with info, tips etc....
The assault on the 2nd Amendment is all about control and the Government at least the liberal side wanting to take it. They will use the liberal...
You can bring the bike as long as you tip 25% or more
I try and spray mine down a couple times a day during the trip. Especially the ones I’ve been using.
My bottle is open for all to use but it...
I sense a theme here......Wahoo!!!!
Nothing as frustrating as feeling that rod tip get jerked down as you get Taxed.
Great video David and love the CSN song
It's always amazing how a simple honest question here turns into a pissing match. Lots of great info here from some really good guys that know...
Never had an issue with 5 Star or Mario’s. Been lucky I guess
Well that sucks. What's the thought process behind that decision if you don't mind me asking?
Actually it’s a management issue just like the Elk, deer, turkeys etc. the tuna industry left because it s was millions of dollars cheaper to do...
Apples and oranges
You’re right, we should be the only ones allowed to take and all of those folks should be out of jobs. Not to mention all of...
Let me think about the 25n tonight and I'll let you know in the am
Which one? There is a big one between me and LA's.
I'm down in OC next week Mon-Wed
John where are you located?
You lost me at shimano
Love the UC lineup, have a 76 Viper, 80 Predator and a 76 Centaur. The Terminator is next on the list. Great blanks
I love my 25’s and my 25N. All badass reels. I have long fingers though
Thanks for the heads up guys!!! Much appreciated the pop up warnings
Love BD's classifieds and hate these thieves screwing it up for honest members
Soda these guys pretty much covered everything. I give my boys a Bonine the night before and one right before we board and they’re fine. Have...
Just remember to give them a hug and $10.00 for the fish cleaning as well.
It’s the right thing to do after all.......
$325,00 plus shipping
I have a custom wrapped SSR 7660 that's all murdered out black that I'm about to list in the classifieds. Maybe I should wait while it appreciates
Alex is going to be bummed. Kyle got a steal of deal on this one
Don't sweat it and tip what you can. Maybe bring them some treats when you board. Home cooked cookies, Red Bull's or 5 hour energy drinks. Help...
I hate fuckin. Thieves. Nice work folks, hope everyone gets their stuff back and a little justice
I have a Penn Torque 40nld2 on a UC 80 Predator. It's a badass combo. I also have a Mak 15 that I fish 60 on as well Ad it's a solid reel to
Bump for a guy that does great work. Hope everything's ok Tim
That’s badass Jake!!! Nice work
Load it with 65lb solid Jb and put a 40lb or 50lb top shot on it and you’ve got a great Jig stick reel. These cast as well if not better then any...
Still here? If I didn't already have one from Jake I'd take this beauty. GLWS
Look away Dan, look away.......GLWS
The 25nld2 is soooooooo tempting
Can't believe this is still sitting here. Absolute steal at that cost
I would get a 20. I have 2 Mak 20’s and a 30 and the 20’s are much nicer to use especially fishing a jig. I can’t remember what Basil got on all three
Nice!!! Glad you got out away from the wrapper Jake
I would have done the same thing and feel the same way if that happened to me
I thought it was so hot I bought 2, they feel great in my hands
Ok, I guess I set myself up for that one Steve
How does he blank rated 30-100 compare to the 875h or XH?
That works but I lose the 6jr’s probably 5 to one vs the 6x. I always bring a bunch but that gets expensive after a few days
The 6x heavys are a...
Wow!!! Not a bad trip
I usually have 2 for iron, two for bombs and two for bait. It's a sickness but I'm ok with it. Good thing I use the boat rigs for trolling or I'd...
I had a trip booked on th Rooster in Dec a couple years ago that they had to cancel due to lack of people. The canceled a month out and sent me a...
Back to the original question, go find some Salas 6x in black and pink, tar baby and black and orange. Fish them using 130lb fluorocarbon as the...
Didn't anyone throw a Salas 6x? Hopkins always get their share when guys use them
Ken didn't talk you into getting his favorite little reel a Torque 12? I had him put the T-bar handles on all my Torques after he let me play...
So we sport fishermen are the only people with rights to the fish?
I've got a Seeker SSR 7660 that's custom wrapped all black in like new shape. I can text you pictures if you're interested. I'm in Sacramento but...
Bump for a guy that’s does an amazing job building these rods.
Pick this one up, you won’t be disappointed
Very nice Jake
I fished with Bob on a couple of trips and yes he drank from sun up until sun down and cleaned up all of the Coors Light. Never ate dinner and was...
All you’re doing is encouraging me to wear flip flops wahoo fishing and keep getting yelled at by deckhands and captains!!
God someone beat me to it
Picked the wrong time to buy a new house.......
Dip it in the bait tank and let it air dry hanging from the exercise bike on the sun deck. Just don't take any pictures because we don't want to...
I’m 6-3 and go under the left arm when possible and on the outside edge of the rail. Depending on where you are on the boat it can be a challenge...
GLWS, It’s worth all of the of the $600.00. I have the same set up and may be selling mine soon as well
Folks forget all of that spectra costs a...
Well said Jim
That's a good list:cheers:
Funny you say the Bill, I’m taking my oldest son on it for his first trip. Should be a fun start for him
I'm on the AA 8 day that leaves the day after Christmas. Great boat and crew should be a good trip. We could end up at the
Lupe, rocks and the...
So were the crew hooking and handing the fish off and that bothered you? So using your logic the crew should have sat back on their heels and...
That’s just wrong, funny but so wrong
No it's not for sale. Just got it back from Ken with the new T-bar handle on it. He wanted it to, it's his favorite reel. He turned me on to how...
You mean like this? Good luck, it isn't going to be easy. Penn has the gold ones on sale now at a great price though. If you can stand the color...
This was one of the worst kept secrets in San Diego, The guy is a crook and it’s funny to watch guys that used to idolize him come out and rip him...
Those are some great prices on some great reels
Calstar GF 875H with a Penn Torque 25n star drag will cast any jig or sardine a long way and fishes 50lb easy. I have 2 and use them for my wahoo...
Oops, I did it again!!!!
I don't think it's the boats or the captains issue I think you need to do a better job researching and scheduling your trips. The rocks and the...
The wrap matches the blank, Badass!!!
I meant if they only got to the size that one looks like it is. Now that would be an ass beater on light gear
You really do have an axe to grind with Frank don’t you.
He must have bounced a horse sardine off your head from the bait tank when you were...
That is true and she did say till death do us part
If only I didn’t hate the gold color so much. Every time I look at my 40nld2 it drives me nuts...
Glad you’re on the mend and everything went well Jim. As for the issue here, it was secondary but glad it was made right.
Just got the Black 12...
Go to a big park early in the morning and practice casting it with a 2 once weight. Just make sure you're smooth in your cast and stop the spool...
Terrible location to try and shop. I gave up after one time and just bought online from them. Brick and mortar is a tough place to be in some...
Slick!!! Great blank to
I haven’t thrown jigs on my Predator but it does cast a bait very well fishing 60lb with Torque
I’ve been thinking about getting the...
Hmmmmm have been lookin at these
Not sure the wife would like it though moving into a new house and all in 3 weeks
If only they got that big. Gawd that would be fun!!!
Somebody just needed a hug is all
There are still good people out there. Your jigs found one.
Pay it forward when the chance comes
Congrats to your brother
I would go with either a Calstars GF 700H or if you're going farther South a GF 700XH. I love my 700H for local down to the rocks. My favorite...
I need to stop looking at these
Very nice Jake, beauty
Sent him a PM hopefully he has time for one more
Well said Mike
Now you’re going to tell Frank what he should be doing? You with your vast business acumen? Wow.
The more you type the bigger the idiot you come...
Give Ken at Ken custom reel in O'side a call. He may have one in the spare parts pile and can install it or ship it to you. He just serviced my...
I think it’s funny a Lawyer coming on here telling everyone how Frank should run his business. I think Frank has done very well on his own and...
The more he posts the more it seems he has an axe to grind with Frank. Time to move on already
So I may have missed it in all of the posturing and guessing going on but does anyone know if Andrew was even on he boat?
Obviously no excuse for...
I think fisherman in general are a different breed of person. Long range fishermen and women I think are even more different.
Those long boat...
The day the ask the membership for a subscription fee is the day we get to bitch or have a relevant opinion
Till then, keep doing what you do...
That’s a nice collection!
That came out great Jake, very clean
Forshner 8in breaking knife. Quality steel and holds an edge well
Great investment, love mine. Had guys borrowing them on my last trip
RIP thoughts and prayers with you and the family
I hear they really like magic mushrooms. The hard part is getting them to just chew on them for a long time
I think the lesson is lost here. Random acts of kindness go a long ways.
We've all been there whether it's in line at the dock or in traffic or...
I don't see anyway the trips ever get cheaper with costs on everything from labor, fuel, food etc all going up. The boats will have to adapt their...
Sounds like someone got his feelings hurt and hasn’t got over it. I don’t ride that boat so no care one way or the other but you should have...
I just use white, no reason to confuse myself or get all fancy.
You can get either a 16 or 20 loaded with 100lb Hollow with a loop and fish either an 80lb wind on or change to a 100lb wind on. I'd go with the...
I'll take in the xxl in blue and one aqua blue. PM your info again and I'll send the money. They'll need to be shipped
Does anyone really miss them?
I'll take the bluefin bite the last few years over albies any day and twice on Sunday
I open them up and dump them in a Plano tray that I have labeled for size and type of hook.
I pour rice in to absorb any moisture. No issues or rust
That might be one of the greatest lines ever posted on this website!!!
Great news, get well Jim!!
I’ve bought a couple different things from Robert and they have all been as promised. He’s a good seller
I love my 15 and fish it with 60lb. That's why they make options. I think my 10 is a great 50lb bait reel. Love the entire lineup they have out...
I use boat rods for trolling and don't pay much attention to the spread. For me it's just doing my time.
I fish jigs and do very well. I use...
I'll take it, I can meet in LA any day next week cash in hand
Thanks David, I have a 15 and was leaning towards buying another 16 but will take a long look at this one.
Dave would it be a good reel to fish 80lb on or is it a better 60lb reel?
It's going to be tuff to focus on what my bait is doing that's for sure Lou
He kills it every time Einar
We were coming home on a Spring 8-day on the Shogun and got into a wide open albacore bite on 30-45lb fish. The guy next to casts out with a brand...
It can be fixed just follow the directions above and it will be good as new. Well almost anyway, at least good enough to kill a lot of fish with
Doesn't growing up suck!! Takes all of the fun out of some things
My apologies for the drool stains on it.
I fished that boat a lot back in the day. Did they ever put RSW in it? Spent a lot of days/nights at San Clemente on her
That sucks. I've bought a lot of stuff here and everyone has been stand up and spot on. To many assholes in the world
Hope he makes it right
Make it right dude
That's a bullshit move by him, hope karma pays him a visit. Good luck
For me from a guy that has the 40nld2 and a Mak 16 I wouldn't pay to get the upgrades. With the quality of today's reels I just don't see the need...
Patience is why I don't do it!!!!
Thank you Jake!!! Another amazing work of art. The darker green really sets this one off. My Mak 16 is going to love his new best friend
I have the 40nld2 and I would much rather have the VISX 12 between the two. I would much rather have a 16 though
Prayers for Jim and his family and God’s Blessings on them.
No one grabbed these yet? Funny I see so many posts about people looking for a good reel for a jig stick. The 25 is a great jig stick reel. Sits...
Love the 20sea in gunmetal on my Viper. Sort of works with the colors on the rod. I have a silver one to......there’s one in every family if you...
Until we drain the swamp and put two term limits on all elected positions none of the “business” of our political mess will get fixed. The fact...
I'd say between 65lbs and 80lbs
Murdered out, very nice!!!!
It's going to hit my business hard in some ways and help in others. If you buy/sell fruit from Mexico it's going to have an impact. For the folks...
Put a T-Bar handle on these and it makes them an even better reel. The 25 is a great jig stick or wahoo reel
You should have called them out in it and then called it in to the landing and Captain. Getting off the boat and then asking us if it was legal is...
No worries, if you could turn the 40 into a 12 or 15 I’d take it
Got it, thanks. I fish 65lb solid to 50lb on my 25's. Great reels in the right color.
I’ve never seen the 40 in person. What lb line did you fish on it?
I ordered a 76 Centaur to fish 80lb on with a Mak 16. It felt like a better fit to me especially after trying at the Fred Hall show in Long Beach...
I pulled on both and bought the 80 Predator as a 60lb bait rod with a Penn 40nld2 loaded with 65lb solid to about 50yds of 60lb. I had it wrapped...
Maybe he gets both sides?
I have a 2-speed but not sure if this can be done. You might want to post this on the Accurate forum though. Their reps are on there all the time...
Taste like crap, let them all go
My last trip in December we boarded by number. I think it depends on the trip
I just bought a black Tq 12 a little while back, its at Ken's getting a T-Bar handle put on it like the rest of my star drag Torques. Gives them a...
The more I fish with my Torques the more and more I like them. The 25n star drag is a great wahoo reel
PM me your info, I'll take them
So it’s $60.00 shipped?
That sucks beyond measure. I'm sorry for you guys having to deal with this. Thieves suck, hopefully karma bites them hard
I have 2 of all 3 of the Calstar models and. Seeker ssr7660. The seeker would be my least favorite of the 4. Good blank but just doesn’t have he...
X2 for me
Put a T-Bar handle on that bad boy and you'll love it
That’s a hell of a deal on a great reel. I have two and they work great for top water jigs or grinding for wahoo. Still tempting though...
Yep, nailed it!!
I would go with the loop to loop connection. If you stick with what you’re Doing use at least one crimp
I sold my Sato crimp kit and only use the...
Good luck Steve, hope you have a great trip.Tell Brian and the guys Hello for me
Yep, what he said
This ones going to shine in the sunlight, wow. Beauty Jake
I use the 25 with an upgraded T-Bar handle. I use my 25N and other 25 for wahoo. Great reels
Nice!!!! He's going to be stoked when he opens that rod tube
Step away from the edge. It isn't dying it's just the slowest time of the year for trips. Add in the facts that there are fewer boats running now...
Glad you had a great Trip Msz. B and Soup!! My oldest son is finally going with me on a trip this year so my one long trip turned into two of us...
The boat pays a percentage to the bait guys which is bound to go up quite a bit if they reload bait on the turn around which would drive the cost...
No worries Jake, I’m in no hurry. My reels are down at Kens so I’m land locked. Take your time it’s worth waiting for
Bump for a great seller and rod wrapper
I've got a lightly used custom wrap 770XH and a 770xxh with my name on them available if the above don't work out. Both would be $325 plus...
Apologies Loc, I should have kept my thoughts to myself. I edited the post
It's pretty cool watching those clouds come over the top and roll right down the hill
Maybe before you pop off you should go take a walk around the city. Just watch where you step and enjoy all of the homeless camps
Must have been...
Penn Torque 40nld2, great reel that can fish up to 80lb in a tight spot. I fish mine with 65lb solid to a 60lb top shot
Very cool article
Did that get put in a drawer and forgotten? Wow, beauty!!
GLWS, great reel. Have two, both black
If they do I would think it would be along the same lines as Guadalupe
Didn't have the balls to read it. I'm still dealing with the loss of my Dad even after 3 years. Sorry for your loss, cherish those memories
Another one from the greatest generation ever moves on to a better place. Those guys were real men
I caught a wahoo on 40lb mono straight tied to a 3/0 Mutu down on th banks a couple years ago. Perfect hook set right in the corner. Sometimes...
Congrats on a great trip. I saw that Mrz B got a good one to. She's an absolute Sweetheart
Jeff you might try Monte or Micah at M&M rods in Point Loma. They’ve had or been able to get them for me when they’re scarce locally
100% agree with this statement. :cheers:
That's a stock photo off the internet. Pictures of the actual reel and the model number would go a long way especially with a guy 6 posts into...
He's going to be one very happy camper when he sees this beauty
Including the model number would really help. There are several options on this reel
Please, no such crazy talk on this web site please.
To much shit........Come on Man!!!
Learn something new everyday.
Now I can take the rest of the day off
I would go with either thr Penn 16 or 20 VISX or the Mak 16 or 20sea. Both are much better options
I'd leave it just the way my Dad fished it.
If you fish bait, fish as light a wire as you can. I buy the pre-made leaders at Fisherman’s Landing in I believe 35lb with a 2/0 size hook....
I use an Accurate 665 2-speed but I do most of my yo-yo fishing on long range trips where the yellows have bad attitudes and The bigger models....
Easy David that Coors Light got me through 4 years of high school
Agreed, Rocco is strong like bull!!! Good kid though
Looks like the tuna are turning on for them. Mrs. Soup got her a good one
I know you said Shimano but take a look at the Penn Fathom and Torque 12 star drags. Both are great reels
My June trips to the rocks have been YF and YT no wahoo but that doesn't mean they haven't been there.
If it were me I would skip the wire for...
Ssshhhhhhh I was hoping no one was going to notice
I sold my Trinidads a while back and have several of the Penn Torques star drag and lever drags and like was said above they're great reels. I had...
That's a hell of a deal on a great reel. GLWS
Damn, hope your buddy is ok.
You make the argument for a much bigger fine for this idiot. If the DFG hits licensed fishermen so hard for all of the little stuff like they do...
IT’s pretty sad that i can pay almost $400.00 for passing a guy on the freeway at 75 but this POS got off that light.
Have a safe drive down an good luck
Nice, looks like a fun place to fish.
Penn Torque 25 or 25n star drag. You won't have any regerts
Typical Ca legal bullshit.
Guy should be banned from fishing and hunting for life and fined hard
Get a Penn or Mak 16 and a rod like a UC Centaur. Plenty of rod and reel for any bluefin off our coast. If you know you're going to be doing these...
Fin these could ship without losing an inch or costing a fortune I'd take one. Great blank, GLWS
I really need to up my game!!!
Happy Passover and have. Blessed weekend everyone!!!
Wish I had a dollar for every time the guys booked on the next long trips check their gear before leaving
Good luck everyone
270 is my favorite 30lb reel, love mine. Tempting, GLWS
Everyone made it home safe, that's all that matters. There will be other trips
No worries, it’s a good blank. Hope one pops up for you
I have an all black murdered out custom wrapped one I bought from Tim here on BD new. Been on two trips and is in like new condition. Has a...
Nobody said Midshipman?
Gawd I wish I could. Dream trip
And I thought mine was full. Freezer envy!!
PM me the price if you don’t mind?
I have the Mak 10 but fish 50lb on it. Great reel, the Mak 8 is the one model I don't have. Just never saw the need for a 2-speed for 40lb
Oh crap the Boss is on BD!!! Hello Barbara hope all is well and you get Soup on the water soon
I'm with Mark and about to order a Centaur for my Mak 16. Pulled on it at the Fred Hall show in Long Beach and loved the blank. I Laos pulled on...
My Mak 20 fishes on my Viper like they we're meant to be together. Great combo
That's actually driving home from the landing. I get there much faster. You just have to leave to beat traffic in LA. 75mph to 80 and it's not to bad
5Star was $.85 on my last trip. Costs are going up in Ca with minimum wage and the cost of plastic. I'm just going to be more selective then I...
Am I the only one that thinks this shit is funny?
As usual I missed the "budget" part, go figure
I cheat and buy them from Basil or Ken.
Rob, I sent the $80.00 to your account yesterday from [email protected] Please confirm you received it
Love the Torque 40nld2 for 60lb but fish it on a UC 80 Predator. 80lb would be a stretch for the rod though
You could also go With the 40nld2 or...
X2 for Seasons also now at Fisherman’s Landing
Do you still have the ringed Mutu's? Sizes just what's shown?
By the time you buy the reel and pay for the upgrades you probably could have bought a Torque 40nld2. That's a better option and a much better...
I guess we'll see if the Newell guys pony up the cash, awefully pricey though
RIP, Prayers for his family and friends. I'm sure he's fishing for 50lb mossbacks now
Everything in moderation.....well almost everything anyway
If you decide to ship I’ll take it
No worries, just saved me from myself. Already have one but was tempted
Will you ship it?
Well said, kind of scary sometimes
Go see Micah and Monte at M&M rods in Point Loma. They can usually get them pretty quick
Mostly overkill north of Cedros but comes in handy on their bigger brothers down south. I laugh when guys go straight for low gear on a 20lb fish
You'll love that Predator David, I bought the 80 Predator before my last trip and really like it
I think it’s a great idea
Clipperton atoll, always wanted to go and go ashore and fish from the beach. Bruce Smith his a great video of him doing it and it looks like a blast.
I guess you'd rather sit home and wait for the albacore to show up instead?
I'm not big on rat yellows either but there were some good size...
Not sure what it is but even one I had I fished the hell out of on the local yellows years ago. Always loved that little reel
I have 2 Mak 20's and a Mak 30 and a 16. I use one of the 20's on my Viper and the 30 on a Calstar 770xxh for night or grey light fishing. If I...
If I own it, it fishes. All of mine are custom wraps but I'm not emotionally tied to any of them, except maybe the 875H's.......
I'm not a big...
You're killing me Jake, beautiful job on this one
My order will be coming soon
100% wack job, on and off his meds
Prayers for all his family and friends. The good ones are never with us long enough. RIP
I miss fishing lake Lewisville for the crappie, bluegill and white bass. Great times
If you like having something no one else does, sure. Better reels out there for four bills
What a couple of shit heads. How is that's even close to legal anywhere? They shoul both be shot in their sleep
Beautiful piece of work on this one, very clean
All containers are x-rayed whether they come in by truck or cargo ship. Between McCallen Tx and Nogales there is a lot getting through untouched....
Not the “vast majority’ or even close. You’d probably be amazed how many produce trucks are crossing the border everyday. One gets sacrificed...
It will be felt all across the produce industry and wreck my business but it needs to be corrected and if this is what it takes, so be it
What color are the Torque 25’s? Can you post or PM me some pictures?
Is Katana still locked up?
Yep, I only use my frozen wahoo for it. You’re right though it is good especially with an ice cold beer or Cadillac margarita
I have two for now a 7/6 Viper and an 80 Predator. Looking to get a 7/6 Centaur and possibly one of the new 80 Terminator blanks. I may end up...
No but I do lay on the deck by the bow and stretch my back out
Not in Yogy pants though, that would be weird
Nope, I wait though and pick mine up frozen the day after I get back and the leave room in my coolers for some dry ice.
I wonder if that happens...
Agree'd, I avoid it as sashimi as well and I love sushi especially on the boat. Just my preference based on what I've seen. Each to their own...
I think the boats do a much better job on the RSW quality fish now with the boards and their special mix to keep fish in great shape. I’ve got a...
Nice way to top off the RSW’s!!! Congrats to the RP
I'm not much of a Truline guy but I open here just because the titles are so funny. I almost jumped on that last trade
Good luck in the search
It's Phishing scam don't pay it. Our IT team warns us about these all of the time. They're just sending it out to as many people as possible...
I finally gave in and bought some Costa's they weren't cheap but they work great
I bought the 80 Predator, love it for 60ld with a Torque 40nld2
Agreed on the BSB one of the best fish I’ve ever tried
I usually never eat swordfish because it’s always dry and over cooked. My last trip on the AA they served it first night out. Best Elvis I’ve ever...
Should be interesting. I didn’t even ask Brian at the show if he had permits after last year. If they keep them it will make for an interesting...
About time, the drop off in mako and blue shark populations is scary. I love to eat thresher or mako but stopped 25 years ago.
Just my two...
Love my SKB but not a fan of the rocket launchers. It doesn't take that much time to walk up the side of the boat and pull a rod from the holders.
Buy a cheap duffle bag at Ross. I bought a big Addidas one years ago that works great and folds up flat so It doesn't take up much space in my...
Wear ear plugs to bed if the noise is an issue. The sound of the engines and he generators puts me to sleep
I would happily drop $360.00 on this reel in a heartbeat before I’d spend $600.00 on Trinidad 40n. His is a much better reel out of the box and if...
The pile of boots gets pretty high in that corner
A true Legend that will be missed. I have a whole quiver of Calstar G/F’s. RIP
X2 for Bryan and his team on the AA. Great bunch of guys with a great vibe as soon as you get on the boat.
I ran into Brian and Ray with the...
Great product, I had guys borrowing mine out of my box on my last trip.
Somewhere Saluki is laughing
Try the Penn Torque, I sold all of my Trinidad’s and haven’t looked back
Great callout. I went on my first 3 day trip out of San Diego on the Searcher with Art and he runs a great boat
I have 2 Calstar 875h’s a Seeker SSR 7660 and a U/C 80 Predator. All work great but the first rod out of the rack is an 875h with a Penn Torque...
The American Angler is a great boat and you won’t fish with a better Captain then Brian or better crew. 3 day trips aren’t their playground so...
I struck out today but not a big deal. I’ll get one when he stores stock them and all is good.
The rollout plan was a good idea. Create...
That’s one of the best ones yet Jake, great job
I honestly think the best deals are in the classifieds here or outside the door at F/H from guys selling their stuff to free up money to buy new...
I’m glad i’m not the only one with those kind of skills
I am indeed although I think my wife is coming more to keep an eye on me and what I buy. My boys dig it though and I finally got my oldest to...
I’m bringing my wife and sons so getting there early after flying in late Friday night won’t be an option sadly. I’ll just have to wait and buy...
I have both rods you’re looking at and both are good but I would throw a couple more ideas in the mix. I’m probably going to sell my 7660 because...
I'm guessing they'll be sold out Saturday by the time I get there. Congrats on the great roll out
It's called the Old Fuck Font.
They did it for all of us aging members that don't see as good as we once did
I see so many of them for sale on here it raises red flags. I'll stick with Calstars and U/C rods
That’s a hell of a deal on a great reel. Someone better grab this one quick
Us old guys fished them hard when anchovy' were the only bait option and you had to learn to cast a bait. The iron guys loved them because you...
Start with a short trip mid week to avoid the weekend warriors and so she gets used to the over under routine and the action happening around her....
Enjoy your trip David, it's a great boat
No worries, hope you find one. It's a good blank that you don't see much of on this site or anywhere for that matter
I've got a custom wrapped murdered out all black with the punisher logo on it that's in great like new shape I'll sell for $375 plus shipping
I was stoked it payed off for my oldest to get a partial scholarship to play rugby at Saint Mary’s( Thanks Frank LoPreste!!) which if I twist it...
I try not to start adding up the dollars tied up in gear.
I’m afraid my wife will catch me and find out I may have been understating some of the...
I have 2 each of the 700h and 700xh and as already stated above they fish 40lb through 60lb very well. I would look into a solid 80lb-100lb stick....
I want one, I want one
Another beauty, great blank if you’re thinking about it. A Penn Torque 40nld2 fishing 60lb makes for a...
I want one!!!
Great color combos, he's going to be stoked
X2 for Ken and Wes
Looks like it's a short troller
Has “Mike” written all over it
Don’t let a good thing slip away Mike. One more won’t hurt
Bump for a good seller
What are you going to catch standing on the docks?
I got to see a couple of boats unload the last couple days and they looked to have had good trips
Saturday even though it's going to be a mad house
I'm going to pull on one at the show Jake and you may be getting another order soon after
Your money your rods, it’s your call. I’ve never heard it brought up on a boat during a meeting or at check in time though
Personally I don’t...
Have to love it when it goes hot like that. My last trip the crew on the Angler were getting hammered on the Tady 45 but couldn’t get them to...
Awesome video, just getting it done.
Calstar GF 875h with a Penn Torque 25n filled 3/4 full of 65lb solid with a 50lb top shot. I can cover surface iron, yo yo jigs and bait with this
One way socks and underwear, use me and lose em. If your shorts and shirts get nasty wash em out in the shower and lay em on deck some where's to...
Bimini to a worm knot
Nice rod porn here, I now have rod envy
Just like scallops
I just bought a black Torque 12 from Jim a couple weeks ago. It's so hard to behave........
Thank you Jamie, see you at the show
Barely even legal......
What are the differences between this 8ft blank and the 8ft Predator? I have the 8ft Predator and am curious because I’m thinking about...
Most of what i could add has been covered already. The best advice I can give is pay attention to what’s going on around you and what guys are...
I bent several 2/0 on local yellows fishing 20lb line. I may have had a bad batch but it was enough to make me move on
I fish Owner mutu and super mutu ringed and regular as well as gorilla ringed and regular. I won't ever buy another Owner flylineer hook,...
Had to edit my post. The Fathom 25n is a great reel for the price. I bought one for my son. It casts great and has the drag to stop anything local
Yep, he nailed it.
Loc is probably having a great time and asking himself why he brought so much stuff
It’s all relative to what you want to bring home. I give a lot of fish away to friends so it’s usually around a 4-$500.00 bill.
Pick it up the...
Now that right there is funny!!! Well done Sir
Beat me to it, so true
I have both and love them both. It comes down to how they feel to you when you pull on them.
I have 875H’s that I use for wahoo. Hands down my...
Damnit I missed this one.
I hate when work gets in the way of my hoarding
Damn!! I thought I was bad with 4 rigs just for wahoo. 2 jigs (different colors) one bomb and one bait
I love wahoo to but need to up my game it...
About damn time, he’ll of a deal. Congrats to you both
I hope he's^^^^^ kidding
This should be fun to watch
Penn Torque 25n load it with 65lb solid with 100yd top shot of 50lb mono and you're set. Out of the box it's ready to go
Welcome Home David. Looks like another great trip. Thanks for keeping us in the loop
No doubt and yet guys fall all over themselves to spend $500 on a Trini 40n which isn't half the reel this one is.
Damn Lou that was a hell of a deal people missed. I love mine
No hate but for those of us that grew up fishing conventional style reels and can cast them there isn't any need to turn in your man card and go...
Probably still in like new condition to. With appreciation it might even be worth $400 now
I'll be the third to chime in with Ken's in O'side. They do a great job and don't rip you off. They have a booth at the Long Beach Fred Hall show...
I have both and am thinking about selling the 870's. Mine are both filled with 65lb solid and have the ball handles. If I got $225 each for the...
I have the 665 2-speed and it's my go to yo yo reel. Check it out before you buy it. For $200-$250 it's a good deal
Damn that sucks, bought a few reels on here and all have been as good or better then advertised. Hope the seller steps up and does the right thing
Rams 28 Pats 14
Love the boarding by numbers. Much smoother process and removes most of the BS from the mix. Getting there at o butt thirty and freezing is just nuts
Here are a couple pictures of the 8ft UC Predator Jake wrapped for me. He's not in NoCal but he ships in a PVC tube and his work is amazing...
Look up Cowman on BD Jake Waldenberg. Great guy that builds awesome rods. He's in Oregon by Klamath Falls. You can see a lot of his work here in...
Stop it Mike!!!! Someone saved me from myself already
I bought the 12 and am trying to keep myself from buying the 25N to. Have one but having two would work great with my two G/F 875H’s for wahoo...
I did, thanks again for the 12 Jim!!!!
Spring trips are a lot of fun. I used to do an 8day on the Shogun in June every year
That just hurts to look at. The stern looks empty without the bait tank. Would have been a fun reclamation project if I had an extra couple...
Our supplier raised their prices 100% the first of the year. There's another shortage like a few years back. Supplies are very tight
I'm not into this whole boat bashing thing and don't ever comment on a boat I've never fished but......
It's bad business when you drive off a...
Have a great trip guys, good luck
We used to go look at the flamingos in the lagoon by the mall in Carlsbad when I was kid growing up there. They were very reel and there weren't...
I remember when I was maybe 5 my Grandpa and great uncles and Dad coming home from their lodge in Canada when we visited them in Pa with coolers...
Steve take a trade for a custom wrapped Seeker SSR7660 in like new condition? It's murdered out black on black with the Punisher logo on it and no...
Strategic drop down to get a bite, well done David. What reel?
I think I may be heading over that way today
Trade out all of my Calstar G/F 700xh's, 770xh and xxh's for U/C blanks. I have a Viper and 8ft Predator and The extra length and action on them...
Great start to a trip. How was the iron working?
That's freaking awesom!!!!
Beauty Jake, he's going to need two dock carts for all the stuff he's taking
Get some David, have fun
I think it's really hard to make a bad choice these days in reels. The mistakes come more from the reels and the applications they're used for
Just make sure you take the Bonnie the night before your trip and when you get on it. That way it’s in your system before the fact.
Right on, get well and have a great trip
Pete my back went out last year a couple days before my 12 day in Dec. my Chiropractor sold me a portable electric shock machine like them and...
It doesn’t matter if your door was locked or not. Guy didn’t belong in the house and she handled it perfectly. I can’t say I would have. To many...
I thought they did. My bad then, don’t go to the Longfin to pull on a UC rod. Or you can go and pull on what they do have
Love the Viper especially paired with a Mak 20sea. I got mine from Jake (Cowman on BD) and he builds great rods at a fair price. Make a day trip...
That just doesn't roll of my tongue smoothly enough. I'd get all confused and half to start over
I just count, one thousand one, one thousand two.....it's simple and not real accurate but it works for me
Are the yards right on the spectra? I got a lot more than that on mine.
It does. Ken At Kens custom reels fished the black torques and put them on all of his and sold me on it. I have them on all 3 of mine and it gives...
Now put a T-Bar handle on it. Congrats on the new reel
I have one in black and two black 25’s. Love them, great reels. I’m almost tempted to grab this one in spite of the ugly color
Wow, I’m 6-3 and I don’t weigh 240lbs fully loaded!! I’d hate to have to hoist that over the rail
People must really not like that gold color. That's a great price on a great reel
Good for you Blaine, you're going to love it when you get your hand son it. Pictures don't do Jake's work justice
About damn time!!!!
All of you gear ho's should be ashamed of yourselves for letting this last a single long as it did
Have a great trip Guys
This is all I brought on my last 12 day. Clothes in the blue bag and boots, extra pillow and misc crap in the black bag. Pretty minimal
This is me for my last 12 day trip. No frills except for the extra pillow in the big black bag
I put rice in my tray with my hooks to pull the...
I use the 8ft Predator for 60lb and love it. It would take a lot to move me off my GF 875h’s for wahoo.
I bring my SKB and a Calcutta soft bag with 4 trays. If it doesn’t fit in those it doesn’t come on the boat. I’m a big believer in less is more...
Penn 975 was one of my favorite inshore reels. It's a little more expensive but a great reel
They're business not mine and as long as the "Price is Right" God Bless them and good hunting
Wow, amazing work on this one. Well with the wait I’m sure
Calstar 875xh, an H will work but it’s pushing it with 60lb.
I have a 40nld2, love the reel but hate the color
If you read the Penn forum look in the Torque threads. It’s talked about there supposedly in 2019
Good luck Alex, it took me forever to find a black 25N. I've about given up and will just go in on the gunmetal when they come out. I've got two...
I go for a lot of reasons. I love the fishing but I love getting away and unplugging from the world and detoxing just as much. Like David said the...
I stopped looking at Jakes work. I get rod envy every time an drew I have two from him
Great deal on both either together or separate. I wouldn't come off those prices. If I didn't have two 20's already I'd be in on this one
I'm with Mark on the Mak or Penn 20 or even a 16 for a 10 day trip. Cows are always possible on a 10 day but far from the norm and a 20 will get...
I always thought one of the reasons you go long is to get away from the WiFi and cell phones
8ft Predator with a Penn Torque 40nld2 with 65lb solid to a 60lb top shot
I have both and use both. If there are smaller tuna dorado and skip jack I’ll go with regular hooks. Never leave the dock without both
I'm all about the crazy stupid sharp for my jigs. That and constant pressure are the two biggest contributors to getting wahoo to the boat
Bump for a beautiful rod and one hell of a deal
Yep, chopa down at Clarion we're a pain in the ass fishing for wahoo at times
Yep, one and done. Get them at Ross or some other discount place. Cheap so not a big deal
We had one in my trip last month lost the back hook and split up the back along the spine.
They get bit but they need to fix the quality issue no...
Somebody scored on this one.
That sucks, I got rear ended twice in a year. Totaled out one truck and did $7,000 in damage to its replacement
Just bought a 2018 Silverado and...
Like has already been stated the Mak 16sea for 80lb and the 20sea for 100lb or the Penn VISX in the same are the way to go. I have A Mak 16, 2...
Bruce is one of the coolest dudes you could ever fish with. Had a lot of trips with him on the Shogun.
"Big Fish Happen"
Freakin Jake you just keep uping the ante on these. Beautiful work on the colors
You're killing it brother
Thanks for leaving some at the rocks for us. We came in behind you and then fought “breezy” all the way home
Had a lot of fun trips on the Shogun with Bruce and Tommy on it. Haven’t been on it in years though.
She fished well and is a good platform to be...
Just like that the switch flips.
There was a lot of red crab at the ridge last week but the fish were on the chew.
It looks like him Steve
You'll spend a lot of time driving around looking for them. It will change your trip is still light years away and things will change
I think it’s the treble hook. They don’t get the angle to dig in and set like a big siwash on a jig does or a small J hook will. You really have...
Yes it is, always worth the extra work throwing the jigs
The crew kept throwing the Tady 45 in mint and it was getting hit a lot they just couldn't get a fish to stick on it
Thanks Jake, tried using the new Predator but the fish didn't warrant or want the 60lb I have it set up with. I do catch a skippy on it to pop its...
I got 13 and the JP with the one in the picture at 51lbs. I think 9 of the 13 were on the jig with one troll fish and 3 bait fish
On a side note...
Great trip with a really good bunch of people. There was no “That Guy” on the boat.
Brian, Brad, Justin, Jordon, Josh, Rocco and Nick all did an...
Here you go David, my Tq25 and 25n with the new Tib handles
I must have missed the roaches
And I’m ok with that on a lot of levels
The 4/0 is a sweet reel someone is going to love, GLWS
Go to the classifieds here. There is someone there selling nib at a great price on fathoms and torques
Good report, thank you. I leave Saturdy with them for 8 days. Love The
I had to hit ignore after just one pm from him. Total troll
I miss stopping at Cedros on the way back up the hill on a long trip. Great place to fish with a lot of amazing options
The 8 is the only Mak I don't have. I didn't see the need for it. I use my Mak 10 for 50lb bait fishing. Not a fan of a 2-speed for 40lb but...
Sunshine is good with the PM's I just hit ignor when I got one from him. His mouth Is compensating for something
He likes to read his own posts and p
But he uses really big words when he talks shit to everyone about everything.
Thank s for the tip on the 40lb. I'll do this when I get my Tq 15 and 12.
That sucks Soda
Tough trips are when the crew really needs to step up their game on customer service. I head out for 8 days Saturday and am...
I don’t think it’s anyone’s business what the deckhands make and it shouldn’t have anything to do with how you tip.
Tipping is pretty simple and...
Hopefully the fish are still on the ridge when I get there next Monday or Tuesday
How has this not sold yet? Come on folks this is perfect for those bluefin out there.
I’d buy it but it’s not my color schem.
GLWS Jake and...
Will they be doing the new color in the star drags?
Let me know if the 12 is still available and where you're located
If only you had a black Torque 12.........GLWS
Will do David,, I don't pick them up from Ken until next Friday when I go down for my trip. Ken has the T-bar handle on all of his Torque star...
I just had the Tib handles put on all my Torques except my 40nld2. Looking forward to breaking them in when I leave next week on the AA
You mean you can catch tuna fish without a 2-speed reel?
No fookin way!!!!
Investigative reporting at its finest......
Prayers to all involved
That would be expensive if the clip didn't release and the drone went for a swim.
Great idea otherwise
I just made fish tacos with some wahoo from my trip last December and the fish was great right out of the bags. I have a freezer just for fish to...
Why NOT be a MAN...and discuss your dissatisfaction with the offending party/crewman??!!
Maybe in your haste to pop off you didn't read my...
I'm with Bill on tipping zero. If there is an issue I will tip out and then talk to the Captain about the issue and explain my thoughts on my tip...
My bad got it mixed up, it's rated 30-60
Two good blanks for local fishing there at a great price. GLWS
Done, I was only kidding about bringing back BOTD......kinda.............please
Don't know that blank but the best wahoo rod on the mkrt is the Calstar 875H. It's a 50-80lb stick that is great for bombs or jigs and can double...
Maybe if you chewed the mushrooms long enough and looked at it sideways for a while......
That used to be my favorite time for an 8 day back when it was the BajaDreamer charter. Great boat and time to go
I think he means crusty.....
I go 15-25% it all depends on the service and the attitudes. I also bring treats for the guys like Red Bull’s or beef jerky. Jack pot goes on top...
Old thread but why would you kill fish that size? Barely bigger than his size 8 shoe
I think she's working on another tackle list from the toilet
I would go with either the Penn 16visx or the Mak 16sea. I have a Tq 40nld2 and fish it as a 60lb reel although some guys go with 80lb on it.
Can’t believe I just read two full posts from this clown.
Classic “That Guy”
Any one of the 4 Asian markets on Mira Mesa Blvd in San Diego will have it. I think Seafood City would be the best bet though
As a guy that deals with freight and trying to find trucks this is a great time to get into the business. Lot's of companies throwing out good...
Crazy fishy boat.
Yeah, they beat me to them to. Good luck with the hunt
I’d pay to fish the islands again. The folks that love to go long will go long. The folks that are on the fence or don’t care will go short.
Bump for a good seller.
Thanks for the rod Pete and taking the time out from work this morning
PM sent on the 875h
X2 on this one. Give up the 6 inches and you'll love this blank especially throwing iron for wahoo. Best wahoo blank on the planet
Hello Paul, hope all is well my friend. I held out as long as I could for this one
Hope you make it on the trip. I kept waiting for Jason but I...
I knew they were working on this trip and held out as long as I could but finally gave up and booked a trip on the Angler. Should be a great trip...
Sent you a pm and haven't heard back. Is it still for sale or have you sold it?
You can call or text me 858-699-8328
Another piece of art Jake, glws.
I start with Salas 6x in black and pink or tar baby. For bombs green and then change if needed. Whatever it is it’s got to be fast
Thanks Nate, exactly the info I was looking for
Ryan, how does this blank do throwing iron? Mainly Tady 45's and 7x?
Penn Torque star drag. And it's not close
Always love the sunsets
Somebody died and isn't coming home to his family. Everything else is replaceable or pure speculation and when compared not really all that important.
I'm with Donna on this. The whole thread has turned into a shit show. The only thing that should matter right now is the family of the deceased...
Looks like my 8 dAy leaving the Sat after T-Day will have some options. Hoping we break South for the wahoo action but.....
Had my knee cleaned...
That right there is some crazy stuff
Agreed, it doesn't look good for her.
That picture is heartbreaking.
Buzz is probably heartbroken over this
I'll drive down the day after Thanksgiving at 3am to get through the LA mess and hit Kens up for my reels anD last minute stuff then head to my...
10 day on the Shogun. Had done a bunch of 3 day trips but this was the first long one. Bruce ran it and we plugged the boat with a good trip on...
Prayers for all involved and hope everyone pulls through and is ok.
It's a big ocean that gets small quick
Beautiful work Jake, he'll be stoked
I think if you were to find yourself in either scenario you would be in a very good place and stoked just to be there and able to be a part of...
Still bums me out.
I'm on the AA on 11/24 for 8 days and am good with either spot. I'll trust Brian and his info to put us in the right place
We used to trade 3 bones for 1lb of smoked at the old fish mkrt in O'side harbor when I was a kid Soup. Great times and a great way to finish a...
Thanks Robert for the heads up. I will give them a buzz
Funny how when a company stops making something it seems to become more popular then when it was in production. Love the Black Torques but I get...
You need to get out more and try some new things. Smoked Bonita and skipjack poke are great eating.
You need to bleed, gut and get on ice fast...
That was a girthy yellow. Congrats and thanks for sharing
Because you have to fish with the drag buttoned all the way down and not give the fish an inch. The yellowtail down there are a different breed of...
Somebody buy this so I don’t
Just getting away and back on the boat the after T-Day. Been a long year
Call Ken at Kens Custom reel in O’side. He will be able to answer your question
Great take, the honor system on the longerange trips stands on its own. The amount of money sitting in the tackle racks on those trips is eye...
Great color combo on this one, really stands out. GLWS
The Lupe can be a very frustrating and humbling place. Beautiful place to go but can really test you and your patience.
Grea job on the reports
That sucks I hope it shows up and was just a mistake
Damn, now I’m really worried there won’t be any fish left. Yet have two trips in before mine.
Leave some down there for those of us going in Nov!!
Gotcha, there are some differences between the reels on the inside but they're both solid and are priced right New especially the Fathom. The...
Question if you don't mind.
Why not buy a Torque 40nld2 if you wanted the same size reel but a beefier drag?
I know the Torque's are pricier...
What a beautiful place and great video!! Far and away my favorite fish to catch especially grinding a jig. Thanks for sharing, great watch with my...
I’ve lived up here going on 9 years and still haven’t fished the Delta. Shame on me, someday soon
Both of mine are at 25lbs at strike
Yep a record is swimming there leaving a trail of broken hearted fisherman behind it. Probably more than a couple
Yes Sir!!! Same here
Great call out Soda
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