The handle on the 15T makes it akward to yoyo IMO. I feel like the position/angle of it makes it harder to turn fast.
With the consensus on this board being more yardage, more yardage (I'm not from this camp) I'm puzzled that most are suggesting 100# unless the...
I see most are suggesting 100#.
I'm curious, why not a thin diameter 80#? I have not done any scientific homework on different braid diameter,...
I have a Honda 90 on mine with no complaints. Starts right up, more power than I need and carries all the gear for two, 22 gallon Kodiak bait...
Not really, there was one posted here recently.
Favorite overnight boat out of Channel Island.
My tackle box consist of a 6 gallon bucket with the KP jig rig inside, a small box, and a bucket topper with compartments. I use the bucket to sit...
Damn, that's a good deal.
I have a BNIB one that I just can't seem to get rid of.
There's two ways that I see you can go....
Mak16 on the Raptor
Mak20 on the Centaur
Add a Mak30 on the Viper
Mak15T on the Raptor
:finger: Raider gameday bump :finger:
Ok I'll take $1K! :D
Damn is that what I can get for it now?
Robert, I got 500 yards of 80# PS at Island.
Probably a shot in the dark, but why not.
Looking for some USA made Xtratuf steel toe boots in size 12. Height does not matter. Can be 12" or...
There's got to be a story to that.....
It's got a bad @$$ patina!!
I've heard people bitch about hi vis yellow as well so who knows!
A Talica 10 is a bit much IMO.
A much better reel (2 speed if you feel the need) would be a Fathom 15/2 spooled with 40# braid followed with...
Spectra to spectra?
Replace all of it for piece of mind IMO.
I believe you can splice solid into hollow. Not my thing, but I'm sure someone will...
Sunday funday bump!
Go Raiders!! :finger:
Good information, much appreciated.
I think we all have bro!
30# rig that you can change out flouro leaders from 20-30#
80# flat fall
From 40# and up, I would take 2 speeds.
Die cast (Fathom) VS. Machined (Torque) aluminum
In layman's terms, what exactly does the Torque offer over the Fathom? Is it strictly cosmetic...
Their price of ice is nothing when looking at the bigger picture, just wondering if it's regular customers that are getting free ice and I'm not...
What exactly was this reel targeted towards?
A few things that catch my attention....
It only weighs 28oz where a Mak16 weighs 40oz and the 20...
$old!!! Someone scored!!
You guys must be special because everytime I've used 5 star, I had to buy ice. They ask when I'm paying for the processing.
Not a big deal, just...
That would be great!! No processor is one of the reasons why I don't fish for tuna out of 22nd St./Newport and they're very local to me. Many of...
Nice job! Who needs a 20!!!!!
So did I....
I use a Penn Torque 25N/2
I used to have a Talica 12/2
Yes, can someone please step up!!
Pics of the butt?
EX, CEX, SEX, Malcom X?
Blue, Green, Cherry glass or just stankin @$$?
Still on the prowl.....
Thanks for the box bro.
Easy transaction. Don't hesitate to buy from this seller.
What "hood" are you referring to? Long Beach?
The only thing there is the Berth 55 restaurant/bar and landing. Besides port warehouses and...
Wow, glad you are ok.
Up for sale is a used, but in very good condition Silver Mak16SEa spooled with +/- 500 yards of 100# braid that is about a season and a half old....
I've used Sportsman without issue. However, I recently did a 2 day which got back to the dock later than the 7pm it was supposed to. Sportsmans...
Even though I really don't like the width of the reel, I have to keep telling myself NO to a black Torque. I just purchased a 15 from him so I can...
Found! Thanks @No Cal Lou
Reel was exactly as stated.
Text sent Lou.
PM sent on the reel bag.
15-30# can all be taken care of by the 14a or a Talica 10 if so desired. Spool it with 40-50# braid and a long 25-30# top shot of mono and just...
$300 OBO and no low ballers?
If I see OBO or someone is accepting offers, that tells me the item is not selling for what he's asking (too high)...
I'm waiting on him really.
Cancelled on the Pacifica? Moved to what boat?
I have a partner thinking of jumping on that Pacifica trip. If he does, I'll probably follow.
Is it open birth? Are the bunks tight?
I don't believe in a "one size fits all" number of wraps for the FG. IMO it all depends on the line size because I've seen knots with alot of...
What are you targeting? YT, Cuda, Bonita, Bass?
2 speed is overkill IMO, but who am I to tell another man not to buy a bad @$$ reel!
My recent 2 day consisted of a handful (6 I believe) BFT up to about 50lbs. Tough fishing for sure. No FF fish, most were deep so the torpedo...
I'm looking for one as well! :D
I come from the Big Green Egg camp. Just recently I purchased a Big Chief and love how easy it is to use.
What arm/knob is that? Bolt on?
I already had my WIC card out, but sadly I have an event on the 23rd. :imdumb:
I was looking at that trip, but sadly I'm busy that next weekend and can't make it happen.
That's exactly my set up except I have the 76 Predator.
What's really funny are the guys who yell that shit only to have it break off as soon as they finish the sentence. LOL
Nope, I'm the same way.
Just yell "Hey look at me!!!"
Any idea if/when a blank will be available?
No they don't!
I've never had a DH do that to me while I'm hooked up. Maybe you just have that look.
Move the rod/reel away from him everytime he tries? Not in a mean way, just like your having to reposition it. Walk away to follow your line?
Some of these YFT schools have had bigger grade BFT mixed in so having a 2 speed may come in handy in that situation if needed although not...
A 9 year old thread? Really???
He just might have taken care of it already. Just maybe!!!
That was me. I started a thread about reel and braid information.
I think I had the 15T, 16, and 20 side by side.
Follow the link I posted up top.
0% for credit above 800?
No more braid to flouro for me. I always run a long top shot of mono with a 3-4' piece of flouro. Makes it easier to change out the flouro when...
Just went through this on a 2 day.
Got back to landing around 7:45pm. Was supposed to be back by 7pm.
Previously I spoke to someone at...
Love that matte black, but I'd be afraid of fucking it up so I bought a silver Torque instead. :D
I use a UC CE800 Mag.
Some use the Mega
That's a helluva friend!!
Heading to SD today and can bring if anyone is interested.
The handle on the Makaira's are a game changer. I use my 15T on my Predator spooled with 80# PS.
@madrugador has a small one. Not sure if he still wants to sell it.
Still looking for the large
Be in SD next week if anyone is interested
Too bad I can only like this post once!!!
Yup I'm all for it! Anything to make them lighter, do it!
I've got graphite reel seats on most of my rods including my Predator.
There must be shitload of beginners because there are lots of people using the Fathom line.
Funny thing is I've upgraded to a Torque 25N and a...
Love those 3 dayers! Lots of time on the rail.
Most boats are very accommodating to this. Just bring a long extension cord in case there is a long run and let a deckhand know as soon as you get...
Oh should I not do that? Hurt feelings? Fuck that! It sucks that he got his shit taken as I hate POS thieves as much as the next guy, but "play...
PM sent on the black
Wow you left your shit in the back of a truck at night and expected it to be there in the AM?
That sucks, but not surprising.
Just received mine today as well. A little on the big side, but not bad for $13.
Are any of you guys using this reel dropping down to low gear much?
Maybe I'll have to put my other one in service.
Must be priced high?
I must have missed that.
Good looking out, but I have two of the black 12's already.
I saw that black 15 that was just posted a few days ago. Of course I contemplated and missed it.
Be there the week of the 22nd.
As the title states, looking for a 15 star W/clamp in black only.
Looking for one in great condition! Box, papers, etc would be a plus!
Best bag IMO!
All the hype for this blank and no one has stepped up yet?
Guess it's not that serious....
GLWS bro, I would push the $800, fuck it! You...
Very nice work!
What was the final fish count for the two day?
I got one with him coming up in a week.
There you go for all you ballers!
Make sure it's the GFX model. I've heard they are hard to find.
Yeah it makes sense.
Go pull on that GFX800H and check out how soft the tip is. Robert (Southbaykiller) put me on that rod.
If you think the Tilefish has too stiff of a tip, I don't understand how you like the Terminator. When I pulled on the Terminator, I thought it...
Yeah $480 is a great deal! No clue what that guy is talking about.
Your going to have to pay for line either way. Might as well get what you...
More info about the grain please?
Up for sale/trade is a gently used large Predator rolling tackle bag. It's been on maybe 2 trips, but has sat longer in my garage as a tackle...
Yeah there's alot of variables like thickness of the fish.
My first time smoking some fish in the Big Chief.
I've always cooked meat to internal temps. Are you guys cooking to a certain internal temp and...
I had my 800 Mag set up for 25# with a Trinidad 14a for YFT on a recent 3 day and boated 20+ YFT.
For 30#, my go to is the Tilefish Jr.
$275 for a two day? Damn that's great! Fuck eating, it's overrated!
Yup 8' Tilefish Jr for 30#.
When I'm using heavy line I usually tie Spectra straight to a swivel that is crimped to a FF via heavy mono or flouro.
I've used 11-13 wraps for...
I've read some people soak the chips and some don't. What is the point of it? To have the chips last longer because they are wet?
FYI I've never...
$4.50 because it's gold!
I was on a 3 day that left at 11am. I assumed because it was a 3 not 3.5 day, but we did get into the local YFT and BFT bite that first night so I...
What kind of drag were you running?
Bigger? Oh hell no!!!!
The simple answer is how much capacity does one need? 7 football fields, 8 football fields??? LOL
With the drag numbers...
Exactly why I sold my 20.
Any other blanks being made in brown or does one need to contact a dealer to have specified blanks made?
How did the trip go?
Ok I'll be the one to hound since I can't search your profile.
Just out of curiosity I grabbed some smaller chunks and it works the same as chips. Those chips seem to go fast.
Take a look at the Calstar GFX800H.
I have a custom UC 76 Raptor if interested.
UC CE900 Monster
It's what I use for 40# with a 20a.
I'm with you when it comes to a 3/3.5 day trip. Boat that comes to mind is the Pac Queen, but the Pac Voyager is another one. I've done well on...
I have a Big Green Egg, but recently picked up a Big Chief. Did my first batch of jerky and it's great.
One more question....
How do you store it? I have a vacuum sealer available if needed.
Ok I ended up opening up 4 processed bags. About 3/4 filled of a gallon ziplock with the marinade.
We'll see how it goes!
Going to try this tomorrow, but had a few questions.
Is the Chief "ON" (plugged in) the whole time or just during the smoking process?
I had two.
I would love to fish from a local landing, but no processing kills it!
I bet fishing with that SLOSH was fun! What happened to it?
Damn that looks great!
Looks like I'm buying the Big Chief!
About how long does this take?
Also, any particular place to get that marinade?
I'm looking for the taller one like in the pic above. I already have the short one.
76 cut down to 79?
Don't forget the rubber bands and a few sinkers.
Key was being able to cast your hot bait out away from the boat. Bait was on the smaller side...
Call the landing the morning of for advice of what to bring. I called the day before and it had changed.
On my 3 day at the end of August, all we...
Apples to oranges IMO.
I know exactly where that's at as I live in the area.
Sent you a PM
10/4, let me know please!
I think I've seen some here as well.
Info on swap meet?
Spectra to mono- FG if I got time. Modified Albright if in a pinch.
Mono to flouro- 3 turn surgeon
Flouro to hook- Springer or SD jam
Not exactly positive on the yardage because it's been a while, but about 500 yards of 100# and about 200 yards of 130# over that. Reel was spooled...
Don't need it.
$520 cash picked up in Long Beach. Reel is ready to go fishing!
Can pick up in San Diego if needed.
Would love to fish a SL20, but they want too much at the swap meets!
Great info for people that have upcoming trips. Thanks guys!!
How about the reels? Fathom 12/15, Trinidad 14a, etc. good enough as far as capacity?
Thanks for the report!
All you used was 20-30# for your trip?
How many rigs did you bring?
I also heard they are working on getting boats back out there. That would be lovely!
Just saw this on channel 5. They got it done huh?
Damn Pete, didn't know you were a gangster! :eek::rockin:
Hope all is well....
Thanks for the report!
Second report I've seen with most caught on 20-25# line.
Go get it Nick!!!
Damn, 20-25# most of the time?
Did you use any of your heavy gear?
Good job! Love the Monte!
Just curious why you would want to cut your rail time?
I bought one yesterday from Islands. Actually, they had quite a few of them.
Tested and pulled on the CE800 Monster as well just to make sure I...
I sent you a text about more flouro.
Fu(k it, just go buy a 50W and fish bait with it!!! LOLLOLLOL
It seems like that's where we are headed with all these people worried about capacity.
Yup, took a close look at it today. Looks just like you described.
All good, I think some aren't seeing it's the X that I'm asking about. Different rod with different ratings.
Where are you guys getting these ratings? The only 8' GF"X" rods on the Calstar site are L, ML, and M. No mention on a MH or an H.
All due to that hat! Good $hit and good win yesterday!
Good to know.
Pulling on the 800H, it feels like a good 40#. No idea about the 800M. There's alot of great 40# sticks out there, but not many...
I believe the Penn is slightly bigger.
Any pics? It's a PITA to pick up and move.
Sounds good. Guess I'll go pick it up!
Thanks for the info. I did a search here and have already read most of what came up for Calstar GFX. Also did a Google search and there's not much...
Isn't that pushing the 800M to the limit? It's rated to 40# right?
Anybody fishing one for 40# bait?
Wanted some input before picking one up.
I got 750 yards of 100# MC on my Mak16.
For the budget minded, hard to beat a Fathom. Specifically the 25N/2 for what your looking for.
The new Shimano Speedmaster looks similar (not...
I asked similar questions when they first came out and never got any information that pushed me to go buy one.
Just ask yourself this question,...
I wanted it, but it was not at the top of my list.
Need some gear for a 3 day coming up.
I'm still eyeing it and I'm going to be mad at myself if someone buys it. I'm in San Diego till Tuesday so you never know.
Nice set up. Mine is set up similarly and hope you get what your asking because I would sell mine for that.
I just picked up a silver Torque 25N/2 for 40#. Spooled it with 400 yards of 65# Pro Spec.
Plan is to mate it to my US80 Monster to see how it...
Wow, that's a report!
12" or 15"?
Seems alot of the USA ones have been popping up lately.
That's the only way I unhook my bait.
Seems the local sporties aren't getting much either.
That's what I'm looking for. That plus a bucket equals the best tackle bag ever! I use the smaller one which is fine, but I still want the big one.
I know it's stiffer, but the tip is softer than my Tilefish (I currently use for 40#) and that's what I'm looking for. Might as well try something...
Not sure if @robdahmob here sells the one you want. He's a great seller.
Check him out in the general section. I think the thread is called "flouro."
Do any of the processors work at night? I get the drop off, pick up in the AM thing, but what about people who don't live near SD that get in at...
If I have the time, FG always for me.
If not, I've been trying the Bob Sands knot. Had a deckhand tie it for me and I'm a fan now.
Good to know. I have a US80 Monster that I plan on trying for 40#.
This is the larger one.
Bag itself is new, never left my garage.
Comes with 3 factory Shimano boxes. One has a damaged divider. The fourth is a...
Spooled with 80# MC and a short 40# mono top shot.
Absolutely nothing wrong with it. Been on one boat ride. Just going with something different....
Thanks again Rob!
The hotel is so close you could actually just park your truck/boat in the launch parking lot right next door. Depending on your room, you could...
Why not just stuff some socks in them to keep them up? That's what I do in my 15" USA ones.
Those things aren't cheap as I have two myself.
If your number is the same I sent you a text and replied to your PM. Hit me up Rob.
Sent you a PM Rob.
All models will be available in silver by the end of next month or just this model?
Drags are always set 1/3 of line.
Once they stop running, I lay into them.
It's the structure they're running into. I'm just wondering if a...
Alot of YT action at the island lately, at least for the sport boats. Pigs at that!
I've been there a few times this year with great bites and...
Reggae everyday bro!
Good shit bro! Congrats to both of you.
Looking for a large KP Jig Rig for a 5 gallon bucket. I already have the smaller version so I'm on the hunt for the bigger one. I'm sure someone...
That's the one I have as well.
Word on the streets is silver Torques are coming with a few different sizes.
They pop up from time to time. Keep bumping this thread and someone will respond. That's how I found my two 12's and 25N. They seem to come all at...
I currently have (2) Trinidad 20's to throw iron. I'm not saying they are the best, they are what I like using. For me they are the perfect size...
The reason I brought up the Phantom is because this thread was about a 40# stick. True it is alot softer than the Tilefish and Predator, but...
Damn bro, try wearing some sandals sometime!
BTW, sent you a PM.
I'm leaning towards the Calstar GFX 800H which Robert suggested. I also pulled on the 85 Phantom which felt even better for tossing bait. Only...
l was contemplating waiting for the matte, but it would look horrible all scratched up and we all know it's just a matter of time.
If I can get these blanks wrapped soon, I plan on going this route for BFT.
1 bait rod for 30-50# braid>mono>flouro
1 bait/sinker rod for...
Damn, good deal.
Nice job! Your famous!!!!!
I believe that's called a Stern saver. I used one for my bait pump.
My favorite boat out that way.
Garmin makes a plate that mounts on the ducer's bracket just for that. I have it on mine.
Look up Garmin spray shield.
Didn't think the price was that far out of line being BNIB with braid.
Guess I was wrong...
Another great political contribution that has absolutely nothing to do with this thread.
Here we go with the political bullshit again...:rolleyes:
I got a renewal for my trailer the other day. I purchased the boat/trailer last August.
Not sure if anyone wants to see anything specific, but...
Islands had some. Not sure what's left.
500 yards of 80# pro spec.
What to expect on an overnight?
Not enough time fishing....
If I had to do it all over again, I would rent.
Actually thinking of selling my BNIB Mak20.
My go to local reel 25-30# (50# MC) used on a UC 8' Mag or Tilefish Jr.
Hi vis yellow always out fishes white! Everyone knows that!
Very informative, thank you sir!!
Funny you bring that up. When I first started trying this knot I would come through the front side and there would always be this one stand of...
No I've left it long and cut it short and both slip.
If you look at the last pic you can see the long spiral. Where the spiral starts is where...
So you use an overhand knot and it never slips?
Yup the 2 turn uni did the trick! The knot seems to be in line with everything as well.
Very nice alternative to the FG.
I mostly tie an FG, but decided to try this because of what I saw.
As for keeping it in line, that's hard to do when pulling with pliers. I...
I took a peek at the blank because I'm looking for a 40# bait stick and although it pulls really good, the tip was pretty damn stiff to toss a...
I watched a deckhand tie this to combine Spectra 65# to 40# mono. I was pretty impressed how easily it went through the guides so I decided to...
Can't you read?
He said slow the fuck down!!! :D
And I'm not saying that just because it's the new new these days. This reel is no joke IMO.
Yup I noticed that too when I got my first Fathom. Needless to say I don't use it.
Love that thinking!!!
Casting either way, depends on how seasoned your thumb is , bait size, and rod selection. Some people have problems casting braid, some don't....
You may be right. I only saw a blue H. The XH was painted. I just assumed.
My bad, not a Seeker guy.
Besides the stretch that some people feel is a plus, mono in between allows you to change out short (flouro) leaders without having to tie a...
I have to make my way back there to pull on them.
How was the CE line? Good enough to pull on some Tuna?
I did like the Seeker 80H, but I want...
Can't find it on the Calstar site?
Thinking of making a run myself. Were you getting alot of marks on the FF?
That new gunmetal is really nice.
Like you said, the real ones know.
Dealt with Rob numerous times, great seller!
I've purchased MC from him as well, no problems with it.
I'm assuming there's no processors there?
Funny how that's a big part of my decision making these days.
I believe one of the best things you can do to increase your chances is quit going on overnights! IMO overnights suck and I personally will not do...
We've all had shitty trips!
It's not like the captain doesn't want you to catch fish. It's in his best interest if you think about it.
I believe a guy named Phil Ornelas is taking over. He's on their IG.
I have no doubt those will lift fish, the problem I'm having is the stiff tips. That's why I'm asking about the CE line.
I like my Tilefish JR....
I looked at a couple Seekers and the problem was the big butts and a reel seat. I'm not looking to do a DH rod.
I know the United Composite CE line has a softer tip and is more parabolic than the US line, just not sure how they will be fighting BFT. Are any...
Any Word On The Makaira 15T?
Good, now I don't have to think about buying it any more. At least until the next shipment. LOL
The infamous black Mak.
Yeah more than likely. I was just off to the side when he took that pic of them.
FYI, the new gunmetal looks real sharp! Nothing like the old...
Was at Islands this afternoon when Sam opened up a box that had like 5 of them. Gunmetal and silver. I really wanted to grab another one!
Just threw iron with this yesterday. Works perfect.
Watch how many heads get on in the next few days..
The Tilefish is pretty stiff. That's the rod I was fishing that lost the ceramic insert on the tip.
My only concern with the Terminator (30-60#)...
Maybe even the 80 Predator. Just need to go feel them out.
Mak15T/ 76 Predator
I could fish this from 40-80#. The only drawback would be the Predator and getting the bait out from the boat.
I think I'm...
And that my friend is one of the reasons why fishing on SD sportboats is a much more pleasurable experience. It's like fucking night and day!...
Of the three you posted, I'd go with a Tranx over a Lexa any day. Probably the 500HG.
My go to would be a Trinidad 16a. I have a US80 Monster...
Mono top shot on flouro? Huh?
You mean the other way around right?
I would say thanks, but something else might happen.
Up for sale/trade is a 16a. Mechanically 10/10, look at pics for cosmetics.
$380 picked up in Long Beach.
Box, clamp, papers, etc.
Looks like cocktails were flowing as well?
Amazon may even tell you to keep it.
My 50# setup is a 76 Predator/Mak15T
Thanks again Lee!
I'll take them!
Is there a tray?
If your cool with a 9' rod I can tell you the UC CE900XF (15-25#) is a bad ass rod with plenty back bone. I should have never traded it away.
When people say to use a #X hook, most of the time they never say what brand. A #X Mustad is nothing like a #X Owner.
This is what I...
I used to think that way, but with 15-20 yards of flouro.
After my last trip I will always put a mono top shot on now with a 3-4' leader of...
Yeah maybe just recent stuff.
I'm interested in this as well. I have both and been thinking of getting rid of the Raptor as it never gets brought on trips.
I know one is a...
I was looking the other day and there was none. Looked this morning and it was there.
The 20's are mainly being used as heavy FF set ups when the pigs are around and they also provide a bit more capacity than the 16 depending on how...
I was able to check out the "new" gunmetal that Okuma has out. It looks alot better than previous. No more green tint. I like silver myself, but...
Now that the 15T is out there, who wants to get rid of their 10? Hit me up!
Now you guys can sell yours for $800 as well! :D
I would take a screen shot of the description which DOES say they are 2 speeds. Not sure how Amazon would handle that, but at least you have...
Look like the deals Woodbury was offering back in the days.
Looking for a MAK10 in silver only.
Not looking for some beat to shit reel.
Hit me up via PM.
I got other reels for trade plus cash if needed.
No longer a greenish tint according to an Okuma representative at the FHS.
Did you happen to see that post from the retailer that's supposedly getting those?
They're not really valuable per say, Okuma just hasn't released many yet. From what I understand only a certain number were released at the FHS....
Wow, $750? That's what they are going for?
Mine must be worth at least $800 because my MC is white.
Some great info here!!!
I'm sure you already know what those buses are going for. Split window right? Prices are pretty retarded for those things at the moment. What...
I have two garages and my boat is in neither! LOL
My driveway basically dictated what I could buy so I went with a 17' Whaler. Luckily it already...
Saw one just like that today at Caivo.
What exactly is that from the hook to the FF? Braid? What is used to attach it to the FF? Knot? Kind of hard to see.
Been there done that? LOL
Or heard from a friend?
Just curious, how do you plan to fish it?
Get ready for the influx of cash buyers!
It was already released at the FHS. For some of us at least. :D
Not sure if some dealers are getting stragglers here and there. Might want to...
When I had one, it was always nice to have 2-3 rods within a quick reach. I always knew where they were and didn't have to worry about my shit...
He said 30#'s of drag not 30# line.
Try Lomita Trailer Supply on PCH.
That's some pretty thick line to try to cinch down tight. IMO, the FG knot is make or break according to how tightly it can be cinched. Being 100#...
I think it may have been the the 10th. It showed 80 anglers with 6 YT.
90 heads is insane! I can understand why though, he's been getting them...
So everything offered in gold will be available in silver as far as the LD2 is concerned?
I don't think the Tomahawk has a soda fountain. I remember everyone grabbing sodas from the cooler in the kitchen. Maybe they got rid of it?...
Is the G3 update out yet?
Reason why I've booked a couple charters this year. Trying to get away from open party all together if I can. Anything 1.5 and over. Still looking...
I ended up taking a big block of government cheese in trade!
First class operation for sure! Captain Jeff is hilarious!
Just to add to your question, what if the Garmin unit is less than a year old? Would that G3 upgrade be free?
Do you have a time frame for the silver offerings?
I'll just take a silver torque in anything!!!
Wow, tough trip.
How was the Native Son? Yellows?
My favorite was my CE900 Monster, but since using my CE900 Del Mar, it's become my favorite.
Both are great. One for 40# and the other for 50#.
Moss green so you can be that guy!
Exactly! The condition and price sold for would be helpful, but I can understand your guys point.
I guess some people don't know that the title can be changed to SOLD?
Sometimes when I'm selling or buying I scan through the classifieds to see what the market is bringing these days for certain items, but it seems...
This came off my Tranx500HG that I sold. Don't need it anymore. Grease on the screws will come free, no charge!
$40 cash picked up in Long...
Currently I have a Mak16 spooled up for the Centaur, but I also have a 20 sitting in my garage waiting to be spooled.
For the Predator, I have a...
I would do the Centaur myself if you don't plan on going with anything heavier in the future that way your covered, but the downside is it becomes...
Hit Steve up. Good guy. Pay through Paypal and gets shipped right to your door. Painless transaction....
FYI, it's only made in 8' or 7'-6".
As stated above, the Raptor is a heavy rod to use for bait.
I have the Predator (same 50-80# as the Raptor) with a 12ii and it's a well balanced...
How long in the freezer before sealing?
Nothing to see here folks!! :rofl:
Now the question is, where is the cheapest place to get bags?
Uh oh, black Torque!!!
What's the deal with the star on it? Gold missing?
Recently got a vacuum sealer and the directions say to freeze fish 1-2 hours before sealing. Is that right?
Looking for tips on how to best seal...
No Rizzuto, no burning, no glue, etc.
Finish the knot, one half hitch then pull until the vein in your forehand pops out! I use a tool! Another...
Very rarely do I tie the FG on a boat. My top shot/leader is usually already done at home before the trip and it also helps that I take...
Beautifully worded report, thanks!
I'm curious to know what size reels people were fishing. Care to share?
What do you use to connect mono to flouro?
Braid> mono> flouro?
How did you have your bait rig set up?
I had that problem before and because I've had a few Newells, I had some extra parts laying around so I started playing with washers until I got...
Do you have to turn the star alot before you feel the drag start to engage? The star may be bottoming out on the side plate and not locking down...
Make it even heavier? LOL
Are you kidding? Adding more $$$ to the trips? Have you seen the thread about processors? That $5 charge might be what breaks the camels back! LOL
Nice write up!
Anyone throw a popper?
Thunderbird doing 1/2 days now? I've been wondering when they are going to start going for BFT. I saw Jeff is in Hawaii.
DING DING DING
We have a winnah!!!! :rockin::appl:
Yup, the Freedom out of 22nd St. in San Pedro. Looks like they can do up to 45 for overnight according to their site.
Personally, I would do the...
You guys in SD are lucky to have fish processors. IMO, it's another reason to take my @$$ to SD to fish although I would rather fish some local...
Trinidad 20a for 50#
Trinidad 16a for 40#
That's what I use currently, but there's plenty of other choices. I used to throw with a Tranx 500HG,...
Island Tackle in Carson. If Sam doesn't have it, he will get it.
I would think MC is probably the thinnest, but as far as the strongest, I'm sure that's debatable. It definitely is expensive!
The way it was...
Damn, what a deal!
That's about $120 in braid.
I guess maybe because we have different units. Sorry I never disclosed what unit I have. I have the 94SV plus. I looked it up and it looks to be...
I just took a look at my Active Captain and it said version v8.30. Is that the new update?
Quick question about processing....
On a 2 day when you arrive in the evening, are processors used? Just wondering because if you get in let's...
Some people want a two speed on their bait casters fishing for spotties! LOL
Do a search. There's a guy who sells them here. I've spooled many reels with it. I've done 500 yard spools up to 80#. Anything...
I went with 100# MC on mine and got 500 yards with a bit of room on top.
What braid numbers did you get on each?
Is that price just for you or for the boat with a certain limit of people?
I doubt anyone else in my cruise party will be going with me so it's...
I will add a UC US76/80 Predator to this two year old thread. Not a "rail rod", but don't see why you can't rail it. I had the 76 version built light.
I took a look at Marla's and it was a bit much for what I'm looking to do. I think a 6 hour trip was $750 depending on the boat. Not sure how many...
I'm posting here as well as I was told I may get more help....
I'll be going on a 7 day cruise out of Long Beach in June. There will be 3 stops...
I just found out we will be in PV for 12 hours so booking a Panga for a half day trip will work. I just need to know if there's any places that...
Link for the site?
Reading through the site, both of the trips are trolling trips. Some of the reviews were a bit negative about that, but it clearly states what it...
I'll be going on a 7 day cruise out of Long Beach in June. They'll be 3 stops which are Cabo, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta. Looking through the...
4 year old thread?
Okuma Mak15T SEa
500 yards 100# Max Cuatro to the top.
I would not go with two separate 100# spools. One continuous line would be my choice. With that said, you should be able to get that whole 500...
I couldn't give you any real numbers on the 15 as I don't own one, but I can tell you my 16 got 750 yards and my 15T got 500 yards of 100# MC.
I think most people are looking for a 25N. There's also a BNIB black 25 on eBay FYI.
$old! Thanks @matt86m
Hope it works out for you!
I saw that. There was a 12 and 15. Gone quick! Nice score. Seemed like a good price too.
Free? I'll take it!
USA made 12" or even 15" Xtratufs. Hard to find, but worth the effort IMO.
I use the 12" on party boats and lately I've been using the 15"...
Nothing says internet tough guy more than someone calling someone else an internet tough guy on the internet. :D
You guys have at it.....
Right about what?
You mean the same crap Penns and Newells that are still around putting in work? The same crap mono that we are using today?...
Strike a nerve did I? :hali_ruahahaha: :rofl:
Like that's the first time that's happened.
Doesn't look like your interested either yet you stopped in . Bravo :finger:
You have the same...
Loved my Talica 8ii, but just couldn't justify a two speed in that size reel.
That doesn't stop me from checking yours out though!
Did anyone play that fishing game by Turners? Saw a video of a UC pro staffer (Mike) fighting a tuna and got it to gaff.
Found out about it...
What exactly do you want when saying "and some?"
We've seen what was offered and apparently it was turned down if it's true.
What brand hollow and how much? I'm still deciding what to spool mine with.
Price reduced to $140
Price dropped to $120
Ok how about a Tranx? LOL
The three day which is referred to a long 1.5 day. :cool:
Unless the trip is stated to be a BFT only trip, I would assume the Captain is going to...
If I understand your post right, you have two PG's and one HG right?
Honestly, take a look at what you have reel wise and see if there's a void...
Kinda hard to get the toy hauler there no? :D
CE900 Monster- Trinidad 16a w/80# MC to 40# top.
I don't have the mega, but If I did I would go with a Trinidad 14a w/65# MC and a 30# top.
When are you going?
Besides bringing a 40# jig stick, my three day consisted of 20-30# being used 98% of the time. There were a couple 150-200#...
I got the renewal on Wednesday.
FYI, to answer my own question and in case anyone else was wondering, when you renew it picks up from the...
I have the CE900 Monster and love it.
I recently asked about a heavier jig stick and got some opinions here. I was able to pull on the CE900...
That looks great!
When you say released in the fall, are you talking about the model, color, or both?
Also, enlarging that pic, it says XN....
The rumor of the gunmetal Torque was just that....... A rumor! :(
They were being stickered at $549.99. Not that far off with tax.
I was there early enough to get one, but I'm not a long ranger YET so it didn't interest me.
I just wanted to thank you for doing what you do!...
$560? How's that?
I took a few shots of what I have from the top and side for comparison.
Talica 12ii / 15T side
Talica 12ii/ 15T top shot
If it has the capacity of a Talica 16ii or the Fathom 40N that would be great. I've looked at it side by side with my Talica 12ii and they both...
So would you say it's close to a Fathom 40NLD2?
I picked up a silver 15T yesterday. From what I heard from a few vendors, there was only a handful available for each. I went to one vendor that...
Picked up a silver Makaira 15T W/ a free Okuma jacket, 6 more JRI jigs, CE900 Del Mar, Fish Chronicles sub, and the best deal there, extended my...
Funny, the M1 line are the only Phenix rods I'll own and haven't had any problems.
Homie said firm three times in his ad! What don't you understand?
On that note, $301 for the 25ii? :D
I've never added anything to the turksheads I've done. Just tighten and let it be. I don't use any of that fancy shit, I only use tarred seine twine.
In the NFL? Coaches worried about keeping their jobs more than taking a risk like that. It would be nice to see more of it though.
Not like the punter is going to sprint down the field and be the first to the ball.
That's all I've been using even though my unit has both. I don't have a problem with it and actually think it's great so far.
I did contemplate...
No need to suggest as that happens all the time!
To the OP, use whatever TF YOU want! It just makes it easier for me to know who's line to cut. :D
I work in a loud environment where ear plugs are a good idea and I have no problem hearing my Boom speaker. When I was initially looking for a BT...
Penn never made a Torque lever drag in anything but gold according to a Penn representative.
I always take my MegaBoom bluetooth speaker with me on my boat. It just becomes something else to worry about bringing, more of a hassle than...
I just want to be clear, my opinion is based on a transom mounted ducer, not a thru hull.
Not sure which way you want to go.
Yup, that's about all I've seen. Should be noted that it was caught from a private boat.
How many BFT have you read or heard about being caught on a Talica 25ii?
How about the BV2 800?
What I'm curious about is how that ARB will hold...
My intentions are to fish 99% saltwater in depths up to 250'. Most fish locally are well below 250'. Desired targets will be anything swimming in...
I have the 94sv plus with the CV ducer and although my use of it has been very limited so far, what I've seen on the screen is pretty impressive....
I've made connections from #65 braid to 40#, 30#, and even 20# mono with no failures. I would have no problem making a 65# braid connection to 15#...
I meant local as in Long Beach, San Pedro, etc. For me, heading to Davey's Locker makes no sense. Head South, only to steam North then South...
It would be nice if there was another local boat that did Catalina on a regular basis. Since they are the only game in town it gets packed!
Hey Kevin, hope all is well.
FYI, Tiburon makes a nice one
I had a phase like that. Just have a few nice ones left.
All responses are appreciated!
What size you looking for?
I think I got one that I ended up not using, but I'm not close to you if your in SD.
Nice job Nick!
Almost jumped on it, good deal!
Rather than cranking like a madman with lower gearing, it's easier to slow down with higher gearing IMO.
Plus when you don't get bit, you can get...
Good luck, they are out there.
Been waiting for you to weigh in. Thanks!
My plan is to do a side by side at the show. I need to come home with something right?
I'll usually just grab a back up rig before thinking of a retie.
I noticed since running longer top shots, I hardly ever have to retie while on a trip and with the FG, I don't have to worry about the...
So on paper the Del Mar shuts off faster than the Wahoo. That, weight, and price is all that seems to be the difference. Can you give some input...
Funny you bring up the JRI jigs, just went to BST and spent a small fortune stocking up.
The plan is to throw the Stingers and JRI 3's with the...
Do you have a Monster?
First off, figure out if you really need 2 speeds in any of those reels. I think many people jump the gun with two speeds like I did.
Wow I would have thought it would be the other way around, but since you are not comparing apples to apples I guess I can see the disparity. A...
That $100 vessel assist looks to be a great deal. Anyone know which tier membership that is? Also, my renewal is up in August, will they just go...
Anyone with both want to share the differences? The only difference I can see on paper is the action.
I currently have a CE900 Monster and love...
I believe they all take the medium size.
You must have been a graduate as well! LOL
Is the Talica 25 equivalent to a Mak16?
I use that finger wrap tape on mine and haven't had any problems.
Doing a little research.....
50? I count 40 bunks. What am I missing?
I believe you had a pre FHS sale on rods, specifically UC last year no?
Are you going to be doing that this year again?
Beautiful explanation! Only thing I would add is when your wrapping, make sure to wrap it tight against each other. I usually use a glove in that...
I like the Predator myself. The cup holder on top is a nice feature. I believe it holds 5 large tackle boxes or 3 large and a large tall one....
I was referring to a Mak16sea, not a Talica 16. Kind of dumb considering the title of this thread is Talicas.
My apologies for the confusion.
I myself like South Shores better, but like stated above, if you launch from Davies in LB, you get a straight shot at Nacho's bait barge, then off...
Oh you'll have way more than that on a 20. Try over 700 yards of MC 100# on a 16.
Let us know how it goes when you hit him up about it. Jeff will surely have an answer for you.
How many rigs you bringing?
Thanks! My new tackle box.
I just recently replaced a small Raymarine Dragonfly unit for a Garmin 94sv plus on my Whaler and couldn't be happier. I'm still trying to figure...
Can't wait to fish it!
I hear parking sucks ass though.
Did you order it?
Are they adjustable for different widths?
Where did you get those rail mounts for the gaff?
Buy with confidence guys! I've purchased a couple reels from Rick and they have always been top notch. I wouldn't hesitate to buy from him again!...
Can't put a price on a good time!
A 6 minute bump!
What do you use to seal it?
If they are, I'm ready!
I'm saving my money for the alleged gun metal Torque and the Mak15T. Also looking to stock up on more JRI jigs.
Thanks BD! Found a very minty one with the clamp, box, etc.
Just curious, why not just buy something with a lower gear instead of the 16ii and having it modified? Mak, VISX, etc? I love the feel/balance of...
Looking for a minty 20a. Would like the box, tool, clamp, paperwork, etc.
Scratched up junk need not apply....
Hit me up!
Pleasure to meet you Bill, enjoy that rod!
I installed one on my Whaler for my bait pump.
I have a small one NIB for sale if interested.
Deal of the year? :appl:
I paid more than that for my Torque 12! :hali_parkutuli:
Also looking for a Trinidad 20a in trade if applicable. Cash on my end of course.
Nevermind I found a converter via Navionics help.
That 118 00 04 becomes 118 00 067
So how does that get inputted into Navionics?
118/ ?./ ???W
Does that go for the second set of numbers as well?
118 00 04
04/60= .0666 So that becomes .067?
Is there somewhere online to find...
Hofuk, I can't believe you guys missed the obvious!!! Zoom in and post when you see it!
Ok so how did you get the .450?
Drink French roast much?
Example: 33 37 27N X 118 00 04W
Is it plugged in right? If not, can someone explain please?
What is confusing me is sometimes there aren't...
Superbowl weekend bump!
Superbowl weekend, not a first time poster bump!
Thanks for the reminder!
I'll go bump my shit up again!!
Crazy how this thing hasn't sold yet.
My suggestion for a 50/60# set up is a UC76 or 80 Predator with a Talica 12ii spooled with 80# Max Cuatro. I have the 76 version and I love how...
My go to launch! Close and usually only 2-3 trucks in the lot.
A cover was the very first thing I bought for my Whaler and yes it was expensive especially for a 17'.
Worth it? Just depends on the person I...
Hopefully your shipments are already in port because Chinese New Year is coming fast.
Very nice score!!
I just got the SV 94 plus installed. Great unit! I agree the touchscreen is very nice! The active captain is a great tool to be able to get...
M1 still available
What else you got?
I went out yesterday and it's open. Usual trash in the water at the ramp, some floating near the Queen. There is some debris on the ramp itself,...
Did you tell them to stop at that line?
I wouldn't get so hung up on that number because reality is you'll never really know what that number is....
What's up bro? How's that Accurate?
I still got that 12ii. Perfect reel for my UC76 Predator.
I really don't want to sell the 8ii, but I got...
Comes with box, paperwork, clamp, reel cover, etc.
Spooled with 65# hi-vis yellow Max Cuatro with a short 30# flouro top shot and a bad a$$ FG...
J/K now I can sleep......
Even though I know it's not a big deal, that 25N would be at my house if it was closer to me.
Somebody buy it so I can quit thinking about it!!!
I was looking for a 12 and 25N a few weeks back which I found. They were not in their boxes though. Good prices and trying to tell myself I don't...
Great report as usual!
Wishing you the best with your injury.
I don't have this combo, but let me ask you this, have you ever heard or read of anyone getting spooled on a 16?
Looks like a nice ride!
What are those boxes along the side rails?
Exactly what I was thinking.
If you plan on keeping it for a long time then a repower shouldn't be a deal breaker. You probably could get him...
What's the plan for it?
I know, sorry it wasn't directed to you. I was trying to get your post back on track with what you were asking. Threads like these always seem to...
That seems to be in line with the advice I got about adding grease. I was told that when I get to the launch ramp, add grease if needed before...
Since the OP is looking for a newer 4 stroke....
From their sites:
Honda 90- 365lbs
Yamaha 90/75- 353lbs
A 12 pound difference.
Why is weight...
Swiper no swiping!!!
Yup, I have a daughter!
Yup, their gear ratios in their bigger reels suck.
I don't mind so much in their 8ii and 12ii.
I know, I almost pulled the trigger on the 20. He was too far.
There was a guy here that just sold a 16,20, and 30.
For sure! Thanks!
The weight is not that serious. Yes it will sit a bit lower than it would with a 2 stroke, but not a big deal. I'll take a pic...
Reversable Pilot Seat
The factory seat.
Did you put the RPS back in?
Nice, thanks for the report.
Honestly I've never had anything else to compare to so it seems fine to me. The weight of the motor is within BW specs. I have a 22 gallon bait...
Newer like what?
I have one, 2014.
Just did the first 100 hour service before the end of last season. Runs like a champ.
Here we go..... :rolleyes:
55 is better
I just came from the landing. Limits of sculpin today from Mike.
Did you get any word if Okuma will have the 15T available for purchase at the FHS? Whether it be straight from them or dealers there?
Nothing happens when I press on the link.
$200K to throw at a boat, must be nice!
Good luck in your search. I personally love a Cabo 216.
Up for the weekend
Up for the M1
I have a 80 Mag (similar to the mega) with a Newell G220 on it.
Out of those listed, I would go with the Fathom 25N. Star correct?
They all seem...
With Toms suggestion I already had it done at LB Marine.
I knew it wasn't that hard of an install with the hardest part pulling the ducer cable...
I started fishing 9'ers, but recently went down to all 8' or less fishing my Whaler. Just don't see a need for anything longer. The only 9' I have...
Up for sale is a used Garmin 176c GPS portable unit.
Comes with paperwork, wiring, cover, mount, marine and lake data cards. You can add...
Up for sale is a used Dragonfly 4 model number E70292
Includes all wiring, cover, transducer, ball mount and paperwork. What you see is what you...
Amazon if your not in a rush
I've gotten all my lead from Gerry.
Hope all is well!
You have a real knack for making an ad.
Sent you a PM.
My 40# set up is a Torque 25N star paired up with an 8' Tilefish. I wouldn't hesitate to go with my 8' Monster either.
A nice budget setup that...
I'm sure you'll get people that will say you need something with more capacity, but I like your style!
Personally, I would go with the 14a. The...
Enjoy that reel!
Rod is still available.
Yea I had an update a few days ago where some things looked different. This is another update.
This is what it says.
So I woke up this morning to an update to the Navionics app. Apparently this will be the last update to this particular app. It says to update...
Always enjoy reading your reports.
Love that little reel. Still have mine BNIB.
I believe they are no longer made.
Great price! GLWS
Thanks for the report!
I actually contemplated taking my Whaler out today, but it seems I didn't miss anything.
Get em next time!
Unless they're in on it....
Don't tell me what to do! :waglleybooty:
Yes still available.
$190 picked up
Did you throw anything else at them? Bait?
Asking for a friend. LOL
What, the weird shit people do with their reels?
What exactly does the number (example: 65#) mean on braid?
I've never really thought about it and for some reason I did while driving today...
Just got back from around there. LOL
Surprised that VISX20 hasn't sold yet!
You guys are slipping!!
8' UC Monster
8' UC Tilefish
$160 picked up in Long Beach.
Phenix M1 82H rated 20-45 in excellent shape.
These are the only Phenix rods I'll own. Have two of these so...
May I ask what you had done?
I scored on a BNIB Garmin 9" from a local guy and need someone with experience to remove the old Raymarine and install the new. That...
Ok found both reels in incredible shape. Thanks to all who replied and BD!
Damn, Makairas are selling like hot cakes.
Knew it would go quick!
Yup same experience for me.
I'll report back when I get it in. I'm sure it will be alot better than what I have currently.
You ever have it stop metering after moving to a different spot? Not sure what happens, but it takes a while to come back and sometime I need to...
Yes I've metered bass before, but it's just too small and doesn't work very well. I'm moving on with a 9" Garmin.
Hardly see the blue ones for sale! GLWS
Does anyone know the line capacity, specs compared to the 15? From what I've seen online, they appear to be exactly the same? Is that right?
I'm in the same boat as you. Got a gift card and it's too far for me to go check out. I think the closest one is Riverside or one off the 15 on...
It actually feels pretty good. Going to fish it for a bit as is. Does that T-bar make a difference?
Torque 12 found!!!
Thanks for the like new reel Kevin! Much appreciated!!
Bad ass rod!
You and about 500 others.
I agree, great seller. Buy with confidence.
Back at you!
25N and 12 star in black
Gold need not apply!!!
I go even further than that, I remove my reels from my rods, rinse and allow them to dry. Then install covers on them and store them in my reel...
Damn bro, you getting out of fishing all together? Notice you been selling alot of gear.
Wait, huh? :rockin:
Thanks for that! I'm glad I got ahold of one as it was hard to find in the 8' version at the time.
If Randy told you that, I wonder how heavy it...
What's the word mockingbird?
If I absolutely had to choose one of the two you listed, it would be the 25N star just because I'm starting to realize there's no need for a 2...
I've heard there's a place in Wilmington which is a branch off of The San Pedro fish market that does processing. It's on G St. right at Avalon...
I talked to him about it already. It's spoken for.
Thanks for the heads up.
Thanks! I'll keep looking, but if I don't find one I'll just roll with the gun metal. Can't get over the gold though.
Maybe I'll wake up to a post or PM about a 12 or 25N waiting for me.... :chestram2
I have a 17' Montauk with a 90 Honda and recently redid my charging system.
Both batteries were in the stern, one in each corner. When I...
BLACK Torque star only please!
12 and 25N
Looking to purchase both reels.
I have one on my UC80 Mag.
IMO it's Xmas time so funds are being directed elsewhere.
It will sell. Just give it some time after the holiday. GLWS
When I tell people I fish my 800L 30#, I always get some comment that it's too heavy for that rod. LOL
It's hard to keep stuff separated. It usually kind of depends on the trip on what I bring.
I try to keep tuna tackle like heavy circle hooks, FF...
Still looking for a BLACK 25N or 12 Torque.
Not looking for a gold.....
Called them up, they do have a 25, but I'm looking for a 25N. Thanks though!
I want to say between 350-375 yards.
I've purchased and installed a few drag...
Yup movie time!
I believe there a couple Montauks posted here for under $10K.
Sold, thanks Sam!
I got the munnay hunnay!!!!
Had both, sold the 30. Actually I ended up selling the 25N2 as well, but just got my hands on another as I missed that reel. Just a great feeling...
Predator would be my choice.
I started off with an Accurate Dauntless 600 on a Predator. Damn reel was just too heavy. Built like a tank, but...
Cash in hand!
I know someone has one in great shape that needs some Xmas cash!
Also have a Phenix M1 for trade if willing.
No thanks, I got what I need in that department.
That link says $479.99
How about the internals? Stock? How much drag where you running?
I used to have one of those, but sold it off. Maybe I need to revisit it again.
What size do you have?
Your post is confusing, but I think I understand.
You have a single speed star drag that you want to trade for a two speed right?
Not quite sure what I'm looking for. I have a smaller old grey Calcutta bag (carries 4 small boxes) that I currently use and also have the large...
You guys are too much!! LOL
Still trying to clear some stuff out.......
Reel is in excellent condition. Purchased from another angler with no braid and had Sav-On Tackle...
Enjoy on that bad ass boat!
That is my jig stick of choice with a 16A/Tranx500 HG. I started off with a Phenix (not sure of model but it was a 9') and absolutely hated it so...
I'll be in San Clemente tomorrow around 10am if anyone is interested.
Why the CP series? I've held those blanks and they seem heavy compared to the CE or US series of rods. Can only imagine how heavy a factory rod is.
I remember you doing that test. Do you attribute that to the lower gearing in the Mak? In low it's only .1 difference.
BNIB silver Mak30II SEa spooled with 130 hollow to the top. Had the line marked every 100 feet up to 400 feet so this is ready to go. Comes with...
I ended up purchasing one from Signal Hill. They had a complete pallet full of them.
Hit up @SouthBayKiller
How about that Lingcod special on the Amigo tomorrow morning in Ventura? Been wanting to hit that up. No one booked as of right now though. I'm down.
Where do you have your ducer mounted on the Montauk? Pics?
I called the landing and asked earlier this morning. From what I remember there was some skipjacks. Don't recall him saying any BFT. I also...
Wow that's crazy! With the LA River emptying out right near there it doesn't surprise me after a storm.
Get a real rail rod (United Composite :finger:) and there would be no more arguments! :gaygroup:
Text sent for 20
Super easy to work on, many upgrades available, light and gets the job done.
My favorites are G220, P322, and a P332. Everything you need to...
Can you elaborate? I'm tired of AT&T and contemplating going with Verizon.
I thought I saw a local dealer getting them in, but can't recall which.
Did you pick one up? Saw some vids of dealers getting them in. Thoughts?
I've been sitting here waiting for the report because I should have been on that trip. My gear just wasn't where I wanted it to be and I didn't...
My setups are:
80# Mak16SEa 100# solid/UC76 Raptor
100# Mak30SEa 130# hollow/UC76 Centaur
Like stated above, a 20 or 30 size Mak or VISX will take care of what your asking
I'd like to hear why you sold that off? You seem to be a Mak...
I know Charkbait in HB carried some (not sure if that's the OC), but Islands in Carson has a huge selection on hand. I've heard another shop off...
Not to mention we all know hi vis yellow catches the most fish!
I agree. I have yellow on most of my reels.
I stumbled on a deal for the 80# white, reason for buying it.
For free, I'll take it!
I'll use the money I saved on finding a truck to fit it.
Point me to where USA made ones are selling for retail.
You do realize they are not USA made any longer?
Max comes in 80# white now. I have some in my garage. FYI
Personally, I don't understand the reason for making the FG knot so complicated with all the finishing knots, glue, mushrooming the end of the...
I'll be using a Tranx 500PG. I like a level wind. Lay the rod on the rail and bring it up.
Yea I know. My partner has one. Thing casts like crazy.
Telling myself I don't need anymore reels. Been selling off a few already.
Couldn't comment on the 100 versions, but I have the US80 Mag. Very nice stick for 20#. I have a Newell G220 mounted on it, but a Tranx300 sounds...
Turkey day bump
Yup all FG here. Matter of fact I tried to tie an albright the other day and could not remember how until I looked it up on Utube. Can't remember...
Where was it being held initially? The new venue is right down the street from me.
Less than an hour from Angels Gate I would assume. I made that exact run a few days back when it was like a lake steaming between 20-25mph, but I...
All depends on how you feel about it.
For me, any cut, splice, etc. is a potential point of failure. The less the better. I'd rather have one...
I left my USA made Xtratufs on the Pacific Islander out of Channel Islands after an overnight trip and they did the same thing. I...
How much for squid?
After you launch, as your heading out towards the Queen Mary stay to your left closer towards the rocks and shoreline village. Don't ask me how I...
Screw meth, that's addicting, how about some hairON?
Damn good price for those Newells! Love my NL's.
That's a helluva deal right there!
What is KH?
FYI, there's a member here that sells them. I got mine from him. He might still have more. Great guy to deal with.
His name is Curtis AKA...
Anyone know if Bonita still out there? Planning on heading out that way tomorrow.
I heard October so yea it's going to be long.
I love mine!
I could have sworn I saw two of them there yesterday in the case.
I'm waiting for the gun metal torque.
He's a good guy, bought from him as well. Haven't seen him post anything lately though. I remember him saying his job was keeping him busy.
Nice to see this is still going strong and helping people.
Just respooled my MAK16 SEA- 750 yards of 100# Max Cuatro marked every 100' to 400'....
There really isn't just one answer for this, too many variables. In my haste to answer, I reacted by saying just cut it, but after thinking about...
Tell that to that same guy who just got cut off because of that. Why even deal with it?
No need to untangle, just cut it and continue to cut in...
Other guy has a fish on, I'm soaking a bait?
I'll cut my line! That fish is more important.
Wow what a dick!
Is there a wash down there?
Is there bait available, quality?
For me, I like launching out of South Shores because there is a wash down there,...
Let's hear it, top 3 gifts you want from Santa 2018.... Maybe I can steal one of your ideas! :finger:
1. $$$ towards a new FF/Plotter for boat...
Are you saying Lowrance isn't as good as Garmin?
I appreciate that bro! I may need to invest in a vac sealer. Maybe ask Santa this year.
Got an email that West Marine is having a 3 day flash sale on Lowrance.
I've been looking at the Garmin products, but thought I would see what...
Anyone know if there is a fish processor that way?
FYI, he sent me a text, size 9
Old school at its finest! :appl:
Sorry I don't know. I meant I was going to drive over that way in my boat after launching out of Long Beach.
Where is Captain Jeff when you need his salty smart ass remarks? #puresugar
BTW, I know he's enjoying the sand somewhere. Just would be nice to...
Most people have their favorites. I only fish 220's, 322's, or very rarely a 332 whether they be NL, P or G series.
Ultra limited load? :p:
That's what I was referring to with the popcorn comment. I was just waiting for it along with the karma comment.
I was going to post something...
Sounds to me like your doing everything right.
Usually not everything is equal like you say and there may be some differences in tackle or...
Only reason I say that is because of the other thread about cutting line and how you came off.
As I posted this the popcorn started popping! LOL
Glad to see they are still out there. Planning on heading that way tomorrow if work allows.
Thanks for the report.
I can see the popcorn coming out for this one.
I swear everytime this comes up I think about buying it. I have the 76, any interest in a trade?
I still see some being used on sportboats. I have about 5-6 myself and use them occasionally.
Wish it was a 1.5 day.
Just wondering, did they cut the fish up on the boat? Walk off the boat with fillets in plastic bags?
Does anyone know of a processor near 22nd St?
No that has sold.
If your looking for one, there was a guy from Lomita that was selling them BNIB for a pretty good price.
Did you find your Mak20?
I use this and it works great! Picked it up from a member here.
Reel can be picked up in Long Beach. 405/710 area.
Used Trinidad 14A spooled with 50# Hi-Vis yellow Max Cuatro.
Comes with box, papers, and reel...
Thanks for that different perspective. I'll be mostly targeting YT, bonita, cuda, etc., but we all know when that doesn't work out we go for bass....
People are getting crazy amounts of braid on these smaller reels these days. I got a 500 yard spool of 80# max on my Talica 12ii and Shimano...
I called yesterday and both were already gone.
I've been picking his brain for the past few days. All I'm trying to figure out is if I need side scan, that's why I'm asking if people use it much.
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