I wish you were too. Then we could look forward to a great report!
Green & pink are the color JRI bombs that always work for me!
(With the Dodos around, the green JRI Hoo-a-cide is the BOMB.)
Thanks very much John!
I've read your posting as well, for a good while.
Great report, of a truly unique trip.
Good evening Steve,
I'm so glad that someone else on this board understands who this author and fantastic angler was. Not to mention how...
Yeah, you were.
I saw you several times a day, Tom! LOL.
Great sharing the rail (& your awesome home smoked salmon ) with you & Cheryl.
Glad it was enjoyable, David!
Just paying forward, what many others have done for all of us on SDLR...
ADDENDUM: POST # 3
Here are additional photos from the trip
Lary & kim.
Toad of red crab.
Keith with red bull!...
Whoo’s Yer Daddy indeed!
Stephen? You always make me laugh.
Thanks for those hooks my friend, you were a lifesaver...
(How's Pink Mac doing?...
Glad you liked it!
Tight lines Gene.
Thanks Mark! Joe was awesome. Makes my mouth water just thinking of those meals... Happy holidays!
ADDENDUM: POST # 2
Here are additional photos from the trip.
Cynthia Johnson very generously collected photographs from many anglers and sent...
ADDENDUM: Here are additional photos from the trip.
Cynthia Johnson very generously collected photographs from many anglers and sent everyone...
At the very least Shannon will be there. Most likely Kim too, she had a blast!
Shannon has been on the trip for longer then I have...
SO glad you enjoyed it, Ron!
Always great to share the rail with you & the other "usual suspects".
Hope we're BOTH there for another decade......
Consider the XL...
The ladies were welcomed by all!
You should consider riding the XL again, its one of the best in the fleet. Glad you enjoyed the "tail".
TKS for the kudos Jeff!
Glad that you enjoyed it.
Tragic situation there...
Great boat and ride, enjoy!
Thank you Randy!
Brief log & those I phone dates on the pix help a lot.
Tight lines & happy holidays!
XL's a great ride & quite fishy.
Thanks very much Andre!
Yes, lots of steps but well worth it!
Thank you Tim. It's very much appreciated.
... just following in the footsteps of my SDLR predecessors
Your products are always top of the line.
Happy Holidays to you & yours.
Post # 6:
11/4 The skipper had informed us we would arrive sometime in the afternoon. We sadly passed by Cedros & Bonitos due to the closure by...
Post # 5:
11/3 I awake early in the morning on East Coast time and find my way up into the galley. While my phone reads 5 AM, the clock in the...
Post # 4:
Eventually I get sucked into a knitting project and I'm holding a piece of line to help out, when the other end of line gets picked up,...
Post # 3:
Skipper let us know that evening, we would be anchoring on a high spot and that there would be an opportunity to try for some...
Post # 2:
10/28 Joe starts us off with a breakfast of stuffed French toast with strawberry jam inside. Most of the 28 anglers start rigging up in...
("Warning, warning, warning Will Rogers": if you don't enjoy an extensive report / yarn, skip this post.)
[Dedicated to, DK a “retired SDLR...
Thanks for the report Alan!
Great pix & video.
NICE report. We were at the Ridge in similar conditions. Thanks very much Floyd!
13 sounds perfect!
(It's what I bring ...)
I couldn't agree with you more Gary!
Standardization would be a real asset in terms of giving anglers the opportunity to judge product versus...
SO Excellent. Superb tiger! WTG, Jim.
Lot's of folks use those O'Shaughnessy Mustad 94151's to wire up for Wahoo. I've got a box myself. My question was with regards to the # 2's you...
Thanks for the pics Jerry.
Looks like a another great trip!
See you "reel" soon.
Thanks so much for taking the time to write up a great report!
Agreed, the intruder is an incredibly effective trolling lure for certain.
There it is in black& white! Phenomenal & flawless...
I have never used a TA clip on the troll. Have you found it effective, Bill?
Been using them for years! I believe the inventor was an East Coast angler known as Crazy Albert Knie. He became well known as a trophy sized...
I saw your photograph previously on another thread Doug.
Thanks for re-posting it!
A number of people have recommended rigging in this way.
That's it! 7691 SS
I am grateful, Eric.
Forged Stainless Steel, but not welded closed.
Here's another tasty tidbit from Lupe 2018 I like to call "using your head" ENYOY!
I know what you mean, got the same problem reducing... LOL
"Flipping" heart breaker!
Straight out of the packaging failures, are gruesome!
(Used a brand new pre-made trolling bridle & due to a failed 5...
Beauty blue tiger!
Don't salt the wound, table 5 guy...
...is this the thanks I get for citing an illustrious herpetologist?
They "should" work wherever there are...
Thanks for the report, video & pix!
It's been my opinion for quite some time that the SDLR community are some of the finest, most generous and knowledgeable anglers on the planet....
The report is very much appreciated!
Looks an "Intruder" had it's way with a Marauder! Expect it'll entice 'dem Hoo...
Nice report & fine pix, Thank you!
Ooooops! Mea culpa I didn't check the date...
(But Jim you "reely" seem to knock it out of the park with your red white & blue combos!!! In...
Done it again... IMMACULATE as usual.
EXCEL, Lupe last yr...
Great report, Cory. Thanks for all the other contributors as well.
Thanks so much for expanding the horizons of SDLR, the report & pix.
"Reel" NICE pix & write up!
Thanks for taking the time to inform us re: the trip & conditions.
(1 Question: How was the swag from...
Thanks for taking the time to write up the trip for us.
Another good one with Capt Bill.
Here are a few pix of Dan on the his 10 day. The last one is of the 20 year anniversary cake!
Dan Colonello was one of the longest running Charter Masters on the XL. I believe he chartered for 21 years. He had an excellent temperament and...
10 X, what Rodless said SO clearly above.
The golden touch. An immaculate precious object. Instant classic!
Thanks for taking the time to write it up!
Very nice report. Thanks for taking the time!
Classic. Always immaculate. Love those gold accents in the saw-blade!
Thanks for an fantastic report & excellent roster of pix!
IMHO, this is what great trip reports are made of...
Tight lines to all.
10 X for Guy & www.ringedhooks.com
(great selection & price...)
Thanks for putting it all up Soda!
Experientially, I have tied the FG with 20 wraps (10 in each direction) and always finished with a Ruzzoto to lock it down. My lowest test lines...
Thanks so much.
That was a real pleasure to read!
Boy do I miss those surface iron bites @ Cedros...
LOVE that JRI surface iron!!!
SOooooo, IMPRESSIVE & the color combo is eye popping!
CLEARLY: "Another one bite the dust"!!!
Love the Blue White & Black... Spiral tiger is awesome!
Oh yes indeed, Dan! You are on to something IMHO.
(used to be called social skills...i find it to be emotional intelligence... )
He's going to have a blast. Yes. beware of Mal-de-mair. Let the crew assist, is a great recommendation as they usually enjoy bring the younger...
The SDLR Report is hands-down the home of the most knowledgeable, experienced, capable and generous anglers on the planet. If you have a...
NEVER forget the lethal JRI Intruder on the troll, in Tony the tiger (orange & black) purple, pink or dorado!
The new edition JRI Hoo-a-side...
IMHO: FG knot with the Rizzuto finish is the way to go. Lowest profile threw the guides & a powerful no fail connection. (It takes a little...
100 X! I've been fishing SDLR for 12 years and have brought fish boxes on board a flight and then had to pay the additional costs, flying in to...
I love a good laugh as much as the next angler...
IMHO there might be some leg pulling going on....
The MSRP was rumored to be less than 20%...
WOW! ( tricked out!)
Love that FADE ( & those tuna cord grips) Immaculate as usual.
That's a CHERRY for sure!!!
Beautiful in those classic colors!!
Love those black & blue!
Done right this time.
DITTO! Jim has GREAT color sense.
(Your not too shabby your self Richie ...)
(been wondering were you were... ) Hoping you were well!
Gave your name to an angler from New Braunfels, which is near San...
They have done it with their beverage mugs at least twice before. Here's the evidence in Blue & White to prove it.
Hot of the press from the RP!
"Nakaki Trip Update
Hello RP friends,
Captain Roy called in with a report this morning: They...
TKO in BLUE! Awesome.
Please be aware this is some him highly addictive angling...
Started out on a four-day my son found when he was 12 . 15 years later...
LL BEAN manufactures some great nylon rolling duffel bags in various sizes & color's. Good price & great durability. ( they'll put some initials...
You have me at a distinct disadvantage, as you've likely got 200+ SDLR trips to my 15:imdumb:.
I lost a Tony the Tiger JRI on my...
Go SquidCo, they do it RIGHT!
They rigged them with coated multi strand wire. Hoo teeth abraded the coating slightly, but didn't damage the...
Quality is the benchmark. Jim is correct!
OMG, it's Hoo Hooker Candy!!!:eyepoppin
Go SquidCo they will do it RIGHT!
They rigged them with 4-6 Ft of 275lb coated multi strand wire. Hoo teeth abraded the coating slightly, but...
Looks like it achieved a "passing" grade.
The proof of the pudding is in the (Hoo) 20X eating
We all saw the hammer test of the unpainted blank, on this thread ... The production process has been initiated & it is happening!...
More Hoo Candy from the rocks...
Took a lickin & kept right on KICKING...
And both the pink & Dorado went on to three-peat in the...
Innovative work there. Very nice!
Staggering design & execution.
The Dragon Scale overlayed with that red and gold metallic fade is magnificent. POPS like crazy!
Thanks for the informative report. I truly appreciate it!
Sounds like everything is going POP!
Your "Sports Afield" reporting is very much appreciated.
Tight lines & screaming reels IT IS!
No wonder I love it... Those are my colors as well!!! BEAUTY!
WOW, that thing sure pops!
Beautiful, as usual Jim.
True blue immaculate! Jim does it again. Love that spider logo!
You got that right, Loc!
I like to say it's one of the only jobs job were you can be 50% wrong and still stay employed!
Humans can only do two...
... the mother of invention. Great!
Immaculate & beautiful!
Hope the recovery is short & relatively "easy".
Plano Jumbo Airliner has wheels (a BIG plus) & can ship 12-13 rods tips to tails. (Gimbals 1/2 to 1" beyond the rod tips.) Bubble wrap...
ALL classic: clean green machine!
Have a very happy new year, Jim!
I come to long-range fishing at the recommendation of my son, as a young teen. (Over to the left there, in the Avatar photo as a 7-year-old.)...
Superb, Silver Surfer rod. Super color scheme as per usual!
I'm unfamiliar with the trip & therefor the tradition.
My hat is off to a "good works" effort for kids, who have so little!...
Great report! Thanks.
You got a love the thoughtfulness of bringing gifts for the kids on Guadalupe!
Italiano or Xmas...
The colors POP.
...a thing of beauty is a joy forever!
Happy holiday's Jim!
Thanks Choate, for taking the time and writing up a quality report.
Yep, those pix were great!
Urushi TKO! Awesome!
"I live my life in FEAR, but every once in a while she lets me go fishing"
She is the ultimate SDLR sponsor...
Rockhopper Dustin, is correct on both counts. Good advice. Jamie is a fantastic, generous & knowledgeable resource.
Thanks, great report!
Love those heftier models at the "Tail" end!
Phenomenal & as usual immaculate!!!
Lots of us have been frustrated by the delays. There are design, quality partnership & contractual issues with the manufacture of a...
Wow those colors just POP! Mr. Hindorff gets another masterpiece!
Awesome color combo & those saw-blade wraps are phenomenal!
There is always next year....
Be well Cory
I don't know Cory. I had spoken with my son last night and he said that someone got a +300 pound big-eye. Sounds like a great finale to me!
DO, let us know how it goes!
I look forward to hearing all about it.
It worked for me at Guadeloupe,
I just cut & pasted this section from my prior posted "XL Colonello 10 day Charter" in answer to your...
Great question! I'd never considered myself to be a real knot expert,, but have put a number of good ones into my arsenal. I read a...
I wouldn't call them light, the resin is pretty dense and there approximately 10 inches long. They swim like a beautiful girl...
I know you mean, that's hog of a WSB you got there! I do live back east and love to fish the sand beaches, the bays,, inlets and the...
SO sorry my fiend, oh I mean friend!!! LOLLOLLOL
Honestly, my apologies.
(It's tough being dyslexic!)
(they murdered me in grade...
Thanks Jim, The video was created by my fellow angler Larry Rosenberg and it's so demonstrative of an ambush predators efforts together a easy...
Brett you're absolutely correct.
If I was back east it's definitely TauTog season.
I'd rather be in Southern California wearing shorts and on a...
This is certainly icing on the cake, as you're epic reporting is an inspiration to us all. In some ways your reports, as well as many...
John your reports on many occasions and have enjoyed them very much
Thank you as well.
It is especially rewarding to hear from an esteemed...
I've read your posts for years! Like I said when I used to travel with my son it was a bit easier. I secured a spot for him next year...
Thank you very much Craig. It was a great pleasure to share with all of you long rangers!
With the amount of posts you have contributed to this forum I'd like to return the thanks.
Best regards and tight lines!
I've been inspired by the generosity of people like Rodless Jim, Jamie and many others who have posted and finally decided I would...
Hello Steven! I frequently read your posts and very much appreciate your thanks!
Yep. that was us! thanks for re-sending! we've had lots of visitors in the past extending from larger birds to locusts!
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Paul Weber with the Wahoo.
Lynn Damerow with that tenacious smile..
From right to left Barry Norton...
I very much appreciate your efforts in posting the photo. (It looks like it didn't stick.) Please try to send it again..
Yes indeed! You are correct. Thank you very much for the kudos.
Tight lines and screaming reels!
You are very kind Dan, and an inspiration for all of us long rangers!
Very best to you and Barb.
See you there Ron! It's always a pleasure.
(We're going to be a week later next year, I hear.)
Be well and be safe, with those fires raging...
I consider that to be high praise from someone who is on the Sabiki Pro Staff! I really do appreciate the kudos, especially your...
It's always a pleasure to meet up and speak with you. You were spot on about the yellow-tail grounds! Thank you for all you and JRI...
Capt. Fleck persistently relocated our drift to stay on the fish, at times getting closer or further away from to Guadalupe. Eventually...
On October 28, I woke at approximately 2:30 AM and immediately got up, got dressed and went to the galley. Upon arriving there I looked...
Thanks for the kudos & the correction.
You got to know about us "lexics-dys"!LOL
The “tail” of the pinch-hit Wahoo has an interesting postscript. Later on in the day when Tom was out on deck his rotation came up...
(There is a serious rivalry between David and Len, resulting from a horse of a Wahoo that Len had caught about three years ago. It had...
We eventually wrapped up the fishing for yellowtail and a plan was hatched to make it down to the Ridge, where school size YFT are...
Ed, Barry, Larry, Eric, Wayne, Craig Barker and his dad, Rainier, his brother Gert, from South Africa, the inimitable Bob Kettering,...
Jerry left my instructions for trolling Lures to be hardwire rigged, with coated 275 pound trolling wire. Joe, who is always fantastic...
Fishing long-range, most especially from the distant East Coast usually entails an adventure. For a number of years I've been shipping my...
Love that pink & blue combo Jim! fantastic contrast!
(This is a re-posted picture from years back.)
Luckiest photo I ever took!
Hit the shutter MANY, Many, many times & got this one in...
Turks head & colors on the spiral wrap are awesome.
Wow, I don't mind inspection, in fact I expect it, but would hate it if they damaged anything. Double the price in 10 years from UPS / Fedex...
Yup! Plano Airliner, that's the one I got. I pack it in a similar fashion but use bubblewrap between and around the rods, bind them with Velcro...
It was my expectation that they will inspect the tube. Thanks for the verification.
Yeah that's what I do. Placing the buts about 1 inch beyond the tips. Southwest Airlines has a great reputation among Anglers. I have a Plano...
Great classic colors & contrast. Very sharp!
You're never failed is a resource for useful knowledge!
I've shipped Rod tubes 20 times (that's 10 trips from Westchest ter, New York to San...
Wow, that's fantastic! Love the scales and the logo. Should be quite useful on those Grouper! Way to go, Jim! Thanks for posting.
L O V E those battle scars, on all my Intruders...
Prettier with those marks of authenticity...
Fishies Ugly Betty told the truth, scratches on...
Yes they do! No guess work...
Great experience for you both.
He's likely to be your fishing buddy FOREVER now dad.
(My son who's been fishing...
That is a change...
Sorry to hear that.
I'd been recommended to utilize five-star by a veteran, Bloody Decker and I've used them on 8 occasions. The first time they processed 150 pounds...
BEST thread in a while, positive, generous, with great knowledge & strategy.
...must have "liked" 85%.
SDLR's anglers are some of the best...
Thanks for the fine report & pics!
A thing of beauty is a joy forever! Extensive blue tiger. (Triple A logo!!!)
"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."
No one has to market anything, which people are "knocking off".
If it's good enough to copy,...
The wait will be worth it...
As you mentioned getting EVERYTHING right, is a challenge.
Guy & Annette,
Love your service & products over the years.
(For the uninitiated, BEST hook resource in the world:
...not to mention...
Fantastic fish! Congrats!.
Kill-ah in true blue. Flawless beauty at that!
Two strategies worth considering: Utilizing titanium wire which is more difficult to bite through... The second is to use DOUBLE fluorocarbon...
WOW, you exceed yourself, time after time...
Phenomenally CLEAN & a knock out!
Thanks Jim, research & science have shown the way.
Thanks to those who do the grunt work like brother Eric.
We all need to pay attention, to...
Disclaimer: below is a re-post on "Going Long...
First tail: I guess the beginning will do. So my son is watching some fishing videos on Saturday...
Sounds like a great tip Leonard Lussier gave you.
IMHO, ask your friends who sling jigs. You may find that a few years back some of the big...
JRI are popular because they uniformly SWIM like a fish & catch'em too!
Try it, you'll like it!
That blue spiral wrap, is the "pièce de résistance" .
(Back in the day I had the first Marvel Silver Surfer comic... some how my...
"A true fishing TAIL: D 1 dat got a weigh".
Great story, with a sad ending!
Some good advice above, to consider for the next chapter.
Agree with Richie above AND how about that tiger wrap? Awesome!!!
Always a great pleasure to read your stuff! The tone is always pleasantly humorous, as well as, offered up in "IMHO". The info is generously...
Great write up!
... Consider a 10 day next year if it exceeds your expectations & if its within the budget...
Disclaimer: below is a re-post on going Long......
I'll keep this short...
"I haven't been this excited since getting to touch neighbor Nancy's boobs in the 8th grade."
Just like Nancy touching...
Great deco old school colors & closed chevron / fish scale wrap!!!
Tiger moves like a blue back mack... Love the cord!
Immaculate in beautiful true BLUE.
"A thing of beauty is a joy for ever".
"2X" (Pun intended)
Blue with that touch of gold is classy!
In this post yes, Bait!
Great info in both. Thanks for posting!
YES we have Jim!
Took your advice on the Knot-2-Kinky wire (and got the ring & roller from BHP.
(I also use the the small Nicopress swagers...
VERY, Very nice.
Immaculate execution in RED. Jim does it again...
Was that "Kona" Mike on the bridge, in the going long video?? Sure miss him!
Love the 2 videos. The 600 is nuts! (I'd be deceased @ 65+ yrs.) Show it like it is. The spinners when properly deployed DO also get it done....
Great input above, depends on the trip & intended use.
Is the three pass through a reinsert of the tag end back into the Crimp or ... ?
I use a Nicopress.
Agreed = Tradition single strand wire is one and done...
(Knot-to Kinky works well.)
LOTS of incredable work shown on this "thread"!!!!!
JIM, is the BEAST!!!
50 pound crimped titanium, salty! (100 Lbs. Nice! YFT or BFT?)
My personal favorite for fishing HOO, are bombs and jigs. (JRI preferred for that awesome kick & those Hooacide bombs)....
Jerry creates JRI iron, that routinely exceeds the movement, of other "competitors" product...
Immaculate memorial. True blue.
Here you go: "Druthers" = late 19th century: from a US regional pronunciation of I'd rather, contraction of would rather . Compare with...
A beautiful thing...
OMG where to begin…
First tail: I guess the beginning will do. So my son is watching some fishing videos on Saturday morning and comes to me on...
2 X on the JRI Intruders.
As if the olive branch was wasn't enough, the cord work is super cool!
Red White & BLUEtiful!
Super clean machine.
True BLUE!!! Beautiful..
First, have an excellent trip.
Second: SDLR's know not to to hold our breath.
Third: no worries, those of us with a few neurons left can recall...
Tight lines & screaming reels to all of you!
Please remember to write home....
...sooner or later.
Immaculate work. Love the blue accents with the contrasting red under the guides.
True BLUE & immaculate as a chip manufactures clean room!
Beautiful thing, great color combo!
Superb sentiment & superior finish!
IMMACULATE design & execution.
Hindorff gets a masterpiece!
Great technique! Thanks Gary Teraoka!!!
Nebraska, think you got a potential 2ed career as a writer ...
MANY THANKS for the effort!
7 for me... :hali_parkutuli:
Epic fishing tail... with the pix to prove it!!!
Super beautiful. Decal is perfection!
(Best'o luck for 4/21...) GET'em JIM!
Congratulations!, It's a great pleasure to hear of your family's joyous event. You now both have another anniversary to celebrate in the coming years!
Wow, knock it out of the park with that color combo & Urushi.
Killer Imaculate ... as per usual!!!
Love the color scheme & that green spider!
Is the house on the other side for sale???
Another great build. Got to love that SPIDER logo!!!
What Rick SAID ^
"I have 2 JX Raptors and never leave home without BOTH."
That RED tiger looks like it's going to have some awesome movement! (and the swirl wraps under the guides, give it that subtle but innovative "JT"...
Beautiful in blue & immaculate!
Wow, Killer color's.
Guides, seat & finishes really complement the urishi!!!
Jim kills it again...
Bill & Jeff are indeed a fantastic resource to all of us!!!
I love my well thumbed copies & use them as reference material, year after year....
BEAUTY: out of the PARK!
Capt. Richie, is quite experienced & knows his stuff.
He builds high quality product from Striped Bass to Swordfish sticks!!!
Priceless, advice ...
GREAT SET. Beautiful bling!
Superb stuff Jim! Love those color combos.
Wow another one bites the dust... (before some of us could get there) !#[email protected]&#!
Wonder if a "permit" system will eventually be initiated to allow...
BEAUTY! That green really pops.
NICE, the silver spiral shows beautifully!
GREAT selection & service.
Use them to ship to the east coast before my SDLR for 8 yrs & they have never failed me.
Can't be beat!
Thanks Vegas, some good knowledge & coaching there...
Thanks so much for the inside scoop, on what was a legendary trip!
A lit up beauty! Love the decal & the color scheme as always.
Winn- ing grips indeed. (Nice texture pattern on the grips.) The fade wrap is a beauty in blue.
100 X, a recommendation to live by!
[ATTACH] JRI Hooaside Bombs in Green or Pink or Silver . ...deadly.
Instant classic! Pink confection perfection, for the lady.
Spiral IN control. Blue candy crush! Imacualate, as usual. Thanks 4x!
Love that tiger!
(Seems like it's going to have some fantastic movement in there.)
Threes the charm... What's # 4???
Superb work Jim!
Nice clear write up, thanks!
Got to love that "chewing the paint of the hull" type action. Sound like a bite to remember!!!
Phenomenal design... AGAIN.
Awesome work, Jim!
(Is the Spider on the other side of the Webspinner in type?
Tight lines & screaming reels! Best of times to you! (I ship out on the Excel on 22ed... keep those reports coming. Recon is good!)
Some SOB's just have shit for brains. :shithappens:
Hope you have a fantastic trip despite the bummer!
WOW, green machine indeed!!!
Primo thread work on those tigers & immaculate as usual...
Defiantly looks like a saw blade edge!!! Great stuff!
Great read & authenticity!
(Enjoy that reel every time!)
There are Hoo at the rocks...
(Check your Raiders & Wahoo Bomb supplies... )
Looks like you are well prepared & should have a fantastic trip!...
The silver over the purple dragon scale looks fantastic!
"It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater
(One-eyed, one-horned, flyin'...
10 X Jim! This one's different - XXXXXL. Hoping all are safe.
Looks like that leopard keeping an eye on you...
Thanks great shots!
(Almost as impressive as your tuna catches...)
Best, generous & most knowledgeable community on the planet!
(Both Tani & Nomura are fantastic) (Free is good as well...)...
Good afternoon Jim,
I'm unfortunately not on your Excel trip.
...60 days for my Excel Colonello 10 day, but who's counting .
(I'll be looking...
He speaks the truth... ( this pix is not the BIG one)[ATTACH] I believe we had 75 one day in late Oct.
Extraordinary design design and execution!
That'll be one very happy & lucky fisherman...
Jerry is very strong on his QC !!!
Angler's Choice is close by the docks or Bob Sands in Van Nuys.
Both have JRI, but they go fast!
Immaculate, ..as usual!
LOVE those dragon scale, under guide wraps.
Extremely CLASSY color combo.
Wow, cloned that quiver!
Just incredible Dorado - DELIGHT!!! Just spectacular!
Work of art there, Jim.
Got to love it. What goes around comes around...
LOVE the pattern!!!
(Still salivating.... )
Fantastic piece, incredible color set & designed like a dream!
Heart breaker! I hope next year is epic!
WOW: JRI does it again.
Wish I could be there!
Tight lines & screaming reels, Jerry!!!!
AWESOME:Starts our battleship grey & then goes undercover!
Sounds like good news for everyone, Jerry!
Love the colors, Jim!
KILLER CLEAN AS PER USUAL!
... could be here before fall 2017.
What he said!
Stone clean & CLONED!
I got the Blues...
Beautiful attention to every detail!
"To all of my fellow Jewish West Coast anglers, I want to wish you a chag sameach!
Tonight, as we celebrate the Passover, we say "this year (if...
Unfortunately I'm not retired just yet!!!
I strongly agree with the above quoted post. The Plano Rod Tube works quite well. I...
Killer color combo, there Jim. Blue mermaid, works beautifully..
Immaculately clean... as usual!
Beautiful work X2!! ( ...as usual Richie.)
Those fall trips are the "buffet" of LR fishing, ling cod, rock fish, grouper, yellow tail, Wahoo, tuna - Tuna - TUNA & much MORE...
Killer Clean... AGAIN!
Extremely classy. Beautiful!
With beautiful smile like that...
You know Craig in about 10 years, you'll have to figure out how to pay for TWO SPOTS, one for you & one for...
Incredibly well done, superbly crafted with the perfect mix of wonder & clearly crafted fishing tail!!!
(....can't wait for next years...
Wow, some feel free to critique, but there is a place & time for everything. Understated, classic, black on black, dragon scale, urushi, tiger,...
Great narrative, Nebraska.
You do the "long range brotherhood", proud!
Fantastic spider theme. Quite impressive!
Thanks for the detailed write-up Andre.
Beauty color combo!
(Immaculate as usual... )
Thanks for taking the time to give such a fine write up.
VERY cool, holiday theme. Superb detail.
WOW nice, "skinny"!
BEAUTIFUL RAINBOW "MURDERS ROW "LINE-UP THERE.
LOVE THE IRIDESCENT-PURPLE & THE DORADO!!!
The Orange black MUST be...
Looks tasty Jerry! (NICE work Gary.) Wonder what the fish will think... Prototype paint / finish, test in the future?
Tight lines & screaming...
You keep surpassing your self...
Thanks, great idea!
YES, the gold decal is an awesome complement to the rest of the tricked out color scheme!
Killer clean Jim!
Nice story. I like the ending best! Thanks
Tricked out like a Fabergé egg! Amazing work...[ATTACH]
They are the REEL thing! WORK as described & are the Original Hooker Intruder Lure from the original master mold!!! NO knock-offs here. JRI &...
Staggeringly scarlet, super immaculate!
(Normally not a RED fan, but can't argue with spectacular results!!!) :eyepoppin
Fantastic thread! Great perspective & READ. Thanks!
Great over view of UC, Capt. Richie.
Thanks for sharing the knowledge!
One of the very best things about our SDLR brotherhood!
All the best...
Wow, "crouching tiger, hidden dragon" another immaculate combo!
"Blinded by de-light" !
Charkbait, Anglers Choice and Squidco:
The advice above may be helpful. You have plenty of time to research & comparison shop!!! JRI, is a...
Great execution! Love the Turks & Tuna Cord coordination with the usual immaculate finish!
Rodless_Jim & Vegasandre:
INFINITE KUDOS, for sharing your hard won knowledge & experience!
Tight lines & screaming reels to all.
Yep kind of a agree... NICE!!! ..but the dink seems a yellow-fin.
There have bee reports of DEEP subs, that have photographed creatures that have phosphorescent features or body parts. It matters not if there...
Soda back in action... POP!
The spiral orange metallic really pops. Beautiful thing!
Loved those post Dave. Best wishes for a full recovery. Keep at it.
"(if I am counting correctly, my upcoming trip will be my seventh to cow town)"
Wow, a CV I'd love to acquire. Some day, some day...
Jim, I had tried to post a question to you earlier but had a glitch while working on it. Wanted to speak re: SDLR . You're qualified to have...
You are one fortunate fisherman!
"Rodless" reports are reports are informative, extensive, detailed & best of all...
As stated above...
I am just going to wait until Jerry releases them to market again......patience.
JRI Custom lures purchased the rights and...
Thanks for the authentic announcement.
Going to miss that unparalleled customer service focus!
Clearly understand the delicacy...
Sharp & shiny as a switchblade!
Color combo is a killer.
Pops the tiger too!
:imdumb:...wish there was an authentic announcement.
sad day to hear this...
ashes & sack cloth...
Only used them for 7 yrs...
can't praise the quality & service enough.
(who replaces the...
Great report, Great humor! Thanks.
Totally clean high class production...:appl:
Superb design, Jim!
Epic "tail", of an epic trip.
Many thanks for your considerable efforts, John.
(Sad to lose Mike Loust! He's a "reel" asset to the crew & the...
Fun shot from the Excel Colonello10 Day 2014. I shot the pix numerous times as the beast jumped repeatedly & failed again & again and...
Great color combo, killer clean! (Foil works like a charm.)
Kick ass "Predators"!!!
OUT OF THE PARK, AWESOME!!!
Colors on FIRE 2X. Beautiful!
Get vaccinated, 2 week or more, of feeling like your being sandblasted is the pits!
(awesome invention) Man, do I love science!
Turquoise & purple with green abalone urushi on the Popper... Jim done it, again!
Any word on when these will be available for sale....
.... pricing would also be nice....
There was a thread a couple of years ago on SDLR about the "long-range brotherhood". Their are number of people on this thread who are...
Immaculate X 2 !
The colors show a great tiger there, Jim.
The above quoted SDLR addicts have MANY trips on the water & spent many dollars to inform the above quoted replies. Reap the benefits of...
Dave is correct, on following the Doc's instructions.
The rehab can often be more magical than the surgery... keep at it.
Phenomenally clean, classically coordinated = OUT OF THE PARK PRODUCT!:worship:
TRUE THAT Jim!
(can't believe some on didn't say it sooner)
Beautiful thing, Jim.
That tiger wrap & the whole job, really pops!
Beautiful thing; clean, clean, clean, as per usual!
Out of the park, Jim! Superb!
The absolute top shelf...
Processed like you would do it, if you only had the time, expertise & facility, to provide uncompromising...
Honey B, money!
Yellow, but but certainly NOT mellow...
Ya might try WET-suit neoprene booties & put em in the Keens. (Guy's use em in the North East surf with Corkers (essentially sandals with cleats...
PUT ME, on that list with Jim!
SO f__ing excellent, Basil!
Here's some great fun.
(Warning: slightly off SDLR, but worth a diversion.)
It's very high quality video footage from the east, for my all my...
Beauty in Blue!
The image works great with the Turks!
Be well, Jim!
GREEN, clean, giant slaying machine!
The Turk's are awesome.
Great innovative name & superb execution!
"Live the life you love. Love the life you live"
I'd told this story several time in the past, so here we go!
I'd been recommended to utilize five-star by a veteran, Bloody Decker and...
:eyepoppin Immaculate, sculptured look!
These are some of the most experienced, knowledgeable, capable fishermen on the SDLR... They are also generous with their input! Suffice to say...
2X (and the JRI irons did some damage)!!!
Great swag, Jerry.
Bill looks like he enjoyed himself.
See you in October.
Classy colors & clean, clean, clean.
Got to love it!
Classic for the young-en''!
Hope he knows what a fantastic build he's getting.
Tight lines, Jim.
WOW, "A thing of beauty is a joy FOREVER!!!"
Your work is (as I've said previously) phenomenal!!!
The turtles mill really approaches a scrimshaw style...
Superb design & EXCELLENT execution!
"It is a joyous time for those of us who are Jews, filled with traditions and family. It also has some comical aspects, but first and foremost, it...
Yup it's a incredible "snakeskin".
You've invented another one, Jim.
I know what MY next one is!!!
I'm with Rodless, as in BOLD above. He's got 10X the days on the water, I do! (Likely 10X the HOO TOO.)
I've never had WAHOO bite through the...
Excellent Thread!!! 63 hoping for 15 -20 more years...
A CLONE master on those wraps X 8.
Jerry's the best!
Love to see the results.
Catch-em up, Soda!!! (That's not unusual for you.)
Bet you've got the world record, for SDLR...
That's 1968 NY World's fair / Mets colors...
Fantastic contrast, immaculate build (as usual)!
True Blue Classic!!!
Awesome promo, there!
Awesome green tiger, eye popping good!
Love the blue dragon scale!
Eggplant Prototype below...
This WILL happen...
( I for one am salivating.)
Dare I say...
wait for it,
That's some deep chit...
Awesome work there Jim, especially the multi color marbling under the guides!
Oh Man Jerry, you'll have the whole SDLR forum salivating!!!
Mighty pretty, classy pink lassie, there Jim!!!
Beautiful piece there. It works Jim!
WOW triple threat.
KLEAN, KLONED, KLASIC...
Awesome bling on the G-Urushi's!!!
Love the blue.
Phenomenal report, good humor & fine pictures.
Loved the WaHoo, play by play!
We are all indebted to you for your efforts, John.
(You do Port...
Great site & great STUFF, Bill.:appl:
Many Thanks (again).
Another CLASSIC build :worship: ...nuf said!!!!
WOW, beautifully executed work in blue & gold.
Superb contrast on the light blue & black, tiger shows boldly.
Another clean machine!
Awesome job. ( great pix )
What else could you do but SALUTE!!!
LOOKING Forward to seeing you, seeing them & a couple of other things.
Then hearing about other news & developments from your lone-star fishing...
Beautiful gear & generous quantities.
If you fish the JRI, you appreciate it "reel", quickly!!!
Great tiger & marbling!
2X! Killed the Hoo!
90 Large Wahoo and 250 YFT: that's a trip to remember!!!
Great combo on the blue & purple tiger.
Gold wraps, set it off superbly.
More laughs than a barrel full of monkeys.:rofl:
( And such resourceful ensemble research! )
Thanks very much.
$#/T, looks like the were CLONED!!!
Clean, very clean.
Those colors seem to really move.
Impressive tiger execution!!!
Been working "reely" great for 4 yrs. Like the 80 spectra to a doubled fluro, surgeons to a San Diego to the jig!
Effective @ the rocks year...
TOO Effing funny!
From your Photo Shop to Our Hooks!
Great sight gag,
This should be in the Joke FORUM as well!!!
Thanks for the LOL, Gary.
Awesome PIX's & recipes!!!
Dam, now I've got to EAT...
Phenomenal tiger, in purple no less!
Jaw dropping, is the appropriate response.
Lucky young lady indeed!!!
CRUSHED it, AGAIN!!!
The color combo is sooooo awesome!
Great color combo, great execution on the spiraling fish diamond & as always GREAT clean build!
(Got to appreciate the attention to detail, in...
Great report as per usual Jamie!
(the JRI Hooacide bombs, were also extremely effective @ the rocks last fall)
B E A U T I F U L arsenal there!!!
From past experience, they should be lethal "On the rocks"!!!
Jeff has the right perspective IMHO.
Wish I had started @ 4 YO!!!
Spent lots of time in the sun fishing as a kid & have had several episodes if...
Steve K is on the money!
That's how its done.
Since using double fluro, NO bite offs!
Try it... You'll like it!
Dave is correct IMHO.
Double fluro seem to be more effective.
WELCOME to SDLR!
All the above advice is great & this forum is WEALTH of knowledge.
The Excel is well, EXCELLENT.
They will treat you right....
Another immaculately clean build.
... love the classic treatment on the olive branch wraps.
Bill is a great resource.
Gentleman, (Bill W, Mike, Jeff, Jon, Dave, Craig & Steve ) all the above info was helpful & what I was curious to find out about.
(I can't believe there aren't SDLR veterans out there, with reports from those famous days of yesteryear El Niño's & how far north the big fish...
Thanks, great lead Mike!
Looks great to add extra circulation; for those "damp towel & socks", in small cabins on "wet boats"!!!
Right on the money!
Awesome stand-up catch!!!
Dual Helix - Big Game & Rail Blanks
Model Length Action Rating Pc Tip Butt MSRP
CX 40H 4’0” FAST 30-50 1 11 .820 $91.85
Seems reasonable: considering transportation cost, or car rental, potential damage to rods or reels & "disappearances" at dock side.
I have had the great pleasure to have finished long range from late August to early November five times since 2009. Rather...
This thread goes out to all veteran SDLR anglers, meteorologists, climatologists, historians and persons with long but accurate memories.
That's what I've been hearing.
Those are some good numbers...
... hope there still there in late Oct!
Great job on the report!
Who cares how long it took to arrive...
Well worth the wait!
Love the analogy above, along with the sentiment below it. Talented, indeed!
It's a little harder to get the "drift" sometimes, here on the East coast
Bill Cavanaugh in the any of the Excel photos. (Hell-of-a talented crew member & fisherman.) Any changes or other developments on the Big X?
Fishybuzz, speaks the truth. (IMHO)
BINGO: Time off & disposable income...
10 days is it, FOR NOW...
retirement is close, but not that close...
Yep, great END, to a fine report!
2 Cents worth...
Dorado, Silver/Grey & Neon Pink.
Here you go, 4 pages from many veterans of SDLR!
Kurt, try a search of this forum... there was a great discussion 2 yrs or so back.
2X with Fishy on the heavy Fluro & the JRI!!
( I like to double tie the fluro... & haven't been bit off yet.)
You've out done your self. (if that's possible...)
KILLER, piece of fishing art!
... kinda does look like Christmas.
That's a shame David, you seemed to have earned it!!!
I'd love to fish ONE of those 15-17 days.
(Post retirement, perhaps.)
Best regards &...
I said it last year & I'll say it again, I'm incredibly envious!!!
Some day, some day...
If my wife doesn't assassinate me when she hears my...
As soon as I receive my non existant lottery check, I'm right there.
I believe that the Intrepid does have a frequent rider policy!
(you may notice its prominently featured on Soda's schedule, though likely not the...
As mentioned above $300 to $500 will hold a spot, on most LR operations. Then there is a stepped process of 50% or so at at 180 days from...
Great color combo, great tiger.
Always a pleasure to see attention to detail!
Norcal always seem to have a grand time , no matter what!
5 Star, their always amazing...
Great job & colors in your marbling!
Actually looks like they were at their "first time to the dance".
Those spiral green wraps POP!
THAT'S THE ONE!!!
I'm salving already...
Very much looking forward to seeing all "the usual suspects".
Heard that Len & Paul are doing an...
Great fun to watch, must have been awesome to have been aboard!
"There's a LOT of :shithappens: thrown around on this thread among riders of various LR boats, but, when we were in need, it was great to know...
Nice colors there as well on the black, white & the metallic green.
Awesome work... very tasteful color scheme.
ANY 10 day Oct. Nov. has the potential for smorgasbord style angling from YFT, Grouper, halibut, YT, ling cod, rock fish, Wahoo, Calico bass and...
NICE work there Yogi!
Superb report Connor, THANKS!
I'd been recommended to utilize Five-Star by a veteran, Bloody Decker and I've used them on 5 occasions. The first time they processed 150 pounds...
BEAUTIFUL WORK (as per usual) !!!
Incredible work, just in-fu-can-credible!!!
(both of em)
That's world class fishing!
No doubt about it...
Sorry I didn't get to see this sooner, but work is full tilt!!!
Awesome report there Jerry, seems like the JRI trip was a classic.
Love to see...
Looks like a great way to go (no tags +5 Star) & a great trip Alan!!!
Very best regards & tight lines.
2X That's what I had fabricated by a very well known maker & NO regrets !!!
( Works like a dream, sends 'em FAR .)
Got one for my son.
Then very soon there after, one for ME!
Superb piece of exuptment...
When you hear form Soda Pop, Fishybuzz & Jeff Burroughs, you have SAGE advice @ discount pricing!!!
All the input is great on this...
8 - 10 days Sept - November is great "mixed bag" fishing with Yellow Tail, Wahoo, YF Tuna, Dorado, halibut, grouper, ling, calico bass &...
Usually, they will let you store in in the ship's shore side locker (since the ship is at sea, the locker's not getting a lot of use)...
This it just one man's opinion on how I do it. I live on the East Coast and have finished SD long range, having to ship my gear 7 yrs in...
Didn't loose anything using double tied Seaguar flouro eighty, with a spider hitch.
(I do check it after I've been bit!)
As always, a wealth of experientially informed & generously offered knowledge!
BEAUTIFUL jigs there Jerry!!!
(Some day, some day, for me as well...)
Tight lines to all!
Audacious routine you posted there Jon!
Many New Yorker's would certainly agree with him.
Most of them, would again be Met fans & love those...
There are NY Met Fans everywhere that are insanely jealous!
Those are their colors, dating way back to the NY 1968 World's fair......
Beautiful thing, silver spiral & double blue / black / white marbling. That abalone segment was a great flourish !!! (Now you might have gone...
Excellent! When will we hear the "tail " of the UC / CX Viper 76?
Beauty.... doesn't look like a "first" at all.
Pretty slick, personalized jigs & all that's needed is "missing jigs"...
(my dog... er, yellow tail.... ate my home work... er, what I...
It's like they were CLONED... same DNA!!!
Impressive & beautiful set !
Thanks very much, for the report.
Technology: Hate it when it doesn't work...
...love it when it works.
Killer colors & awesome photo wrap!
VERY clean work & pretty too!
That last one is going to jingle someones bells!!!
One of these years...
Immaculate, (as per usual)!
Try this link.
Capt Richie seems to have the right recommendation.
Wrap the white blank with...
As stated above JT, GREAT colors and execution!
Hold on there.
It's often said that "you really don't want to see how sausage is made"!
(Sorry, I couldn't let it go by.)
Love to hear the facts, opinions of the experts & empiric scientific data.
Many thanks for a informative read.
Innovative design & phenomenal execution!
Use the wire for bait.
Tried the sharpies recommendation of doubled flouro leader & JRI Jigs or Hooaside bombs!!!
Thanks for the long view, Jamie!
Great color & immaculate!
I think I feel a tackle addiction relapse coming on...
What a line up of HOOICIDE bombs!
Got to get a few in green for my tackle addiction...
Blue looks sharp as well.
I'm crushed 162,...
Some ineradicably knowledgeable, well informed, wonderfully generous & amazing fisherman here!
A true library of...
I have an Open Water (out of production).
I ship from the East Coast in last years 50 LB cardboard / Styrofoam fish boxes...
Immaculate, green machine!
HOOICIDE'S da BOMB!
Salivating like Pavlov's Dog!
I've been on line & can't wait for the initial production run...
Got to LOVE the attention...
Great help. Thanks for the Links, John! I am consistently amazed by the depth of knowledge & spirited support. Thanks to everyone!!!
Thanks "Newbie" (since 2006?)
I'm getting a lot of similar input. I appreaciater the Blackhole recommendations.
I live about 30 min away from...
Thank you both!
THANKS very much, Capt Richie!
DAIWA SALTIGA8000H is rated for 32.8kg of drag & holds 600 yards of PE6, which is 90 lbs test. I'll likely be fishing 22 - 55 lbs long range...
Having acknowledged that I was powerless in my tackle addiction, with Mak 50 SEA II, Mak 30 SEA II, Mak 20 SEA II, Mak 16 SEA II, Mak 15 SEA II,...
Another beautiful clean machine!
Having acknowledged that I was powerless in my tackle addiction, with Mak 50 SEA II, Mak 30 SEA II
Mak 20 SEA II, Mak 16 SEA II, Mak 15 SEA II,...
It's a beautiful thing!
Ha, that HOO must a been in a NY State of mind.
(Thanks for all you do for us.)
Cherishing good memories, time and laughter: are the best medicine we can give to those we love.
Beautiful, as per usual...
Awesome TOG, immaculate rods...
Native Americans call 'em Tau-tog
(... Tog taste GREAT no matter what they look like.)
From Wikipedia, " (...
Beautiful, as usual!
Love that blue.
Tight lines, Jim.
As usual a superb report in both narrative & "what worked".
Informative & much appreciated.
(CAN'T WAIT for the JRI "hooker...
Did you get a chance to ask around?
Many thanks for the kudos Jerry!
I don't know how high res it is... took it on a Nikon Cool-Pix S8100.
Properties: 4000 X 3000 pixels, 300DPI & "Bit depth" is...
Stirring the pot for a change, are ya?
NO Photoshopping here.
You slithering ophiologist, ask around...
That marlin must have jumped a...
(That was numerous above!)
... clearly a lucky shot.
"Excellent" report with matching pix.
All of the above...
5 Star = Simply the best!
2x!! Fishy & Sodapop all the above mentioned are also quite helpful with well informed advice.
Many thanks to all of 'em for years of quality...
Yep. That must be # 17!!! Very ill...:eek::jig:
A pleasure to enjoy!
Many thanks for the effort!
I can only dream...
Sorry for your loss.
Rodless & Fishy 2X!
The JRI's are incredibly effective, ask anyone who's used them! SEE ABOVE!
I'd been recommended to utilize FIVE STAR by a veteran, Bloody Decker and I've used them on several occasions. The first time they processed 150...
B E A U T I F U L S T U F F ! ! !
(Can't wait to toss'em.)
Ben Franklin said "An ounce of prevention, is worth a pound" of cure".
2X for the Shingles.
Wise post, GET VACCINATED!!!
Preaching to the converted!
I'd been recommended to utilize five-star by a veteran, Bloody Decker and I've used them 5 Times. The first time...
You will be off loading & then I board.
I'm on the Colenello 10 day Oct .18 -28.
Sorry, (thought I could be have been helpful).
The Flat rate boxes are the way to go.
Poncherello speaks the truth: I ship from the east coast!
You seem to be well advised above.
Which Excel 10 day are you on?
Best regards & tight lines from another east-coast traveler.
Figured the punch line would be that old one where the guy accidentally broken his back when obsessively licking his balls...
Jerry, They ALL look killer!
Thank for your efforts & humor.
MANY Many Thanks to each of you!
BD is such an amazing resource...
Will do. Thanks very much Joe! The Capt. or guide would be great if it not a lot of trouble. Lots of choice is a good thing! Thanks once more for...
Yes, Joe. Thanks for asking!
Anybody fished near the Westin Hotel in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica? We'll be there the last the end of March. Recommendations for Capt. / Charters...
SO MUCH knowledgeable info in there... (some fishing & some life). As a novice with four LR trips (4, 7, 10 & 10) day's duration & 98 BD posts:...
Looks like you already got a good start, judging from FB. ;)
Tight lines to you all!!!
They look like Hoo-icide Jerry!!!
Keep us up to date on the "field testing" results.
Thanks for the fantastic tail. Sounds epic!
Re: 50 SEA, I'd heard it was expected in July from the Okuma rep, then Aug.!
Anyone with the inside scoop???
Excellent info! May thanks for the tip. I knew it could be done & now we got it!
They provided superior service, on the up grades as well.
Say what you do & then do what you say.
That's world class service!
Hear from an excellent resource its a done deal, for that time frame...
Incredible detail work on that star pattern!
The colors & tiger pattern are eye popping excellent!
Flawless... Great set of the blues!
Who wrapped them?
Are there photos?
Will you ship?
Lady Bling, A Beautiful Thing!
Fished east coast for 40 yrs. Fished Montauk Point 30 yrs, Gloucester Mass., Kachemak Bay & the Kenai River Alaska, French River Ontario,...
Wow, great work.
The stars are geometric, looks 3-D!
C L E A N!!!
B e w a r e...
As has been said on this forum many times: "This is some highly addictive stuff"!!!
Long range can be a "wet"...
B e w a r e...
As has been said on this forum many times: "This is some highly addictive stuff"!!!
Long range can be a "wet" dream that awakens...
Really nice work there on the videos! You really captured the Intrepid action. THANKS!
The "blue school" gets the vote for innovative & immaculate.
MASSIVE achievement for everyone involved!!!
A fisherman's dream...
Mike, Thanks for the coming attractions. Those both look impeccable. Along with the silver, I wouldn't know which to go with....!!!
Thanks for your efforts on my Mak 8 II conversion!
The SEA grey was great. I'll vote for the silver, it looks excellent! The Cedros...
You can believe it!
that's why we fish it.:appl:
WAY to go ... that ought to get him a few pieces of sushi!!!
Super C O N G R A D U L A T I O N S ! ! !
Couldn't happen to a better BD'er...
Thanks once again.
I can only hope to catch a ride & be there...
Great input there Brian, thanks for providing your opinion, it's a great pleasure to have the second side of the story clearly expressed.
Take care of it this year and you will be able to do more trips in the future.
Good luck with whichever way you choose bud
Great question hustler.
For what it's worth, here goes my 3 cents.
It's long-standing legal strategy when litigating a suit to throw as much...
Hello to everyone on the Rod building forum,
I have often lurked and coveted the amazing work that is displayed and discussed here. There are...
What he said 2X!!
"Tu es basterdem carberundum" ...
(Pig Latin for: "don't let the bass-tirds grind you down"!)
The long-range board gets a little testy on shore...
Beautiful set. Metallic sparkle dragon scale !!!
NICE Metallic blue...
Good to see em vary the color a bit!
Nice clean work.
I'm coming into SD from 20th - 22. Departing AM of the 23ed.
How about $150. on the 6465H?
If so, how would I be in...
I'm coming into SD from 20th - 22. Departing AM of the 23ed. How about $300.?
If so, how would I be in touch?
Spike, Sounds like that 4 year old has a brain between those listening ears!!!
That's a real beauty, very clean!
Excellent report, lots of detailed info, pix or no pix...
We won't be out till Aug 23, I hope the Blue fin last!!!
Tight lines & THANKS!
I know this is like preaching to the choir, but here goes. My first four-day out from the East Coast and I'm flying back at 12 noon. Five-star...
You're lucky guy to have a wife game enough to manufacture equipment for you!
X 2 = Squidco & Charkbait.
The two should do it for you!
Please, if you're relating any messages to Javier and his family. Let them/Him know that he's in our thoughts and prayers, for a...
Call Capt RT Trosset (305) 797-5693 or [email protected] . Best ever in Key West. It doesn't matter whether it's inshore offshore...
Cash from that much sushi could keep a man fishing a long time...
Impressive work there!
Personally I recommend the Open Water, but don't tell a any one!
See what Mark @ Chark's got... might even call & ask.
Tight lines Roberto!
We were in 12 & 13 for an 8 day & it was steady as she goes. There was never a problem with noise or ride. SMOOTH, all the way.
I used to have a brother-in-law down in Port Aransas, Texas. He's gone now but still we have plenty of memories of big red's down by...
Really enjoy your informative & sensible posts, for quite some time!
Take 'em to any competent tailor. They can open em up at the...
They got my vote. Sarah's crew is nothing short of incredable. 2010 & 2011 Got the fish right after the Intrepid weigh off, processed it, vacuum...
A vote for the Columbia PFG. 10 yrs & counting, protection, performance & great storage!
Yep, changing schedule to accommodate a customer, I'd call that excellent customer service.
The question was a win/win, either way you'd be in the cat bird seat! You have gotten a great wealth of advise here. Still you were charmed, to...
Beautifully written, well executed in spite of the challenges (makes it soooo tasty)! A great read.
Superb write up!
You touched all the bases, from the historical to the personal!
Kind of reminds me of an old salt Mat Ahearn who...
Oh YEAH, we'll be there 19 days! Casting off the 28th! Can't wait...
Many thanks for the heads up.
sorry the photo didnt attach above.
Here are more links...
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Hello from beautiful Kona Hawaii.
Thanks for posting this!
Hello from beautiful Kona Hawaii.
Thanks for posting this!
2X That Mayo!
Read it... "reel" informative.
It's great work there.:2gunsfiring_v1:
Thanks to Mark.
Great info, many thanks for posting!
Fantastic fishing & report!
Informative as well.
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Thanks Jim! That's the first explanation I've seen, that hold's water. Logical, tough to hear, but informative.
Must have been a be a "brief psychotic" moment ...
You might be a little off on the length of that trip "Aug 30-Oct 7", (37 Days) Now that would be really LONG range. ;)
Have a blast...
Ringed hooks or CharkBait, should do nicely. Cabelas has the tax free angle but the selection is not up to the other two!
Having done only a 4 day, we're now booked on an 8 day this year...
Think addiction like compulsion.
STOP now while there's still $$$ in your...
Very nice OFN!
Just what I was looking for.
You put me right in the spot.
Great info, better than googling it!
Many thanks to everyone for...
Hi, I was wondering (marketing and hype aside) how does the drag on the Raptor versions differ from the drag say on my MXL 2 / MC?
OOooops, great write up as well! Thanks for the informative word smithing skipper!
That's an INCREDABLE trip. Magnificent photos from the RP site, at dock side & the stern shots! I'd imagine the RP won't have any difficulty...
Being new to this & (perhaps naive, lacking in the "inside scoop" or unspoken traditions)...
After gear is provided by premium...
Joe and John were identical twins. Joe owned an old dilapidated boat and kept pretty much to himself. One day he rented out his boat to a group of...
Did RYE buy? If not would you ship to Westchester NY?
Tight lines ><))))))));>
Would you ship to Westchester NY?
Nice perspective Scott. We're booked on an 8 day this summer & trying to work out a cow trip just as soon as possible.
"There are only to things...
Hi BD'ers, As extremely interested but new-be to the SD LR fishery, I thought I'd get some experienced input. (Our home range is the East...
Certainly as stated above you can go with some superb carters out of PV or Cabo. Its great day on the water. The hotels there are wonderful & the...
:notworthy Classic, almost had to change my shorts!:rofl:
What's the rating on the GUSA PREDATOR rod?
Will you ship to NY?
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