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  1. Squid Sammich

    What knot to use for tying hook onto 100# or 130# flouro?

    Yes I have the same one Fishy posted. Works great. And you don't even notice it in your pocket.
  2. Squid Sammich

    Thread burner

    Looks like a battery powered solder iron to me. If that will save you any money. I think we get them for $19.99 at work but I don't have a link.
  3. Squid Sammich

    What knot to use for tying hook onto 100# or 130# flouro?

    I thought the Tesla lighter that was out a few years ago did a real good job of flaring the tag without a "flame".
  4. Squid Sammich

    kkkkk

    Pacifico Beer colors.
  5. Squid Sammich

    To tie or crimp titanium leader wire

    I brought the knot 2 kinky a few years back when it was very new at the advice of the charter Master. "You won't need sleeves, I'm going to show you a couple of really good knots that the developer taught me" he said. So the first day on the ride down "hey teach us those knots for the K2K wire"...
  6. Squid Sammich

    Shipping fish long distances

    Not really necessary. Just try to choose the closest size cooler box that will hold your fish with as little empty space left as possible. The air space is what hurts you.
  7. Squid Sammich

    Boat Independence New Engines

    Hopefully they have done something to fix that sweatshop known as Room M. Great boat. Great ride. Great layout inside and out. Would never fish it again without a reassurance I would not be in room M.
  8. Squid Sammich

    Avet JX Raptor fill up

    I have 3 of them all with 65# braid and on various rods. I think my favorite is a US80-tilefish though. Such a versatile outfit.
  9. Squid Sammich

    Black Friday heads up

    Merry Christmas David. Haven't been frequenting this board much lately.
  10. Squid Sammich

    Black Friday heads up

    Not to stir the pot, but I called Okuma last week for a status on that exact reel (15t in matte black - to match a rod I want to have built before I order it) and Okuma said no problem, they have it in stock.
  11. Squid Sammich

    OKUMA SEa Black Friday Blow out.

    Ridiculous prices. I like that gunmetal, hope the new one doesn't suck.
  12. Squid Sammich

    Line to leader system?

    Still with that EC penis envy after all this time? Whatever happened to you must have really hurt.
  13. Squid Sammich

    Line to leader system?

    Not to mention Tim has spent more days long range ON THE WATER than most people have spent pounding their keyboards on bdoutdoors. When Tim talks I listen.
  14. Squid Sammich

    Rail Technique... Left or Right Arm?

    I know one of the ones I look up to - wahoodad - is right handed, rod under the right arm.
  15. Squid Sammich

    Line to leader system?

    Garry just because you're too much of a pussy to do it doesn't mean Tim is. If your arms and back were half as tough as your keyboard persona you'd be jackpoling supers over the rail unassisted.
  16. Squid Sammich

    What happened to the Prowler?

    He sees $$$ signs. He's also completely classless.
  17. Squid Sammich

    What happened to the Prowler?

    I’m not going to speculate or point the finger, the Coast Guard’s finger is big enough and will point in the right direction when everything is said and done. I just want to say how incredibly lucky everyone on the Prowler is that this didn’t turn out worse. That damage just above the waterline...
  18. Squid Sammich

    "Lizzie"

    John Nappo is almost never at a loss for words. He's just a great guy with really great attitude. When he lost Lizzie it really took the wind out of his sails. So glad to see you are the one who took this idea and crafted such a fitting tribute Jim.
  19. Squid Sammich

    Factory or Custom Seeker and Calstar Heavy Rods

    Great post Professor Wu, but I wouldn’t say Randy’s contributions and innovation have gone unnoticed... under appreciated maybe? We definitely owe him a lot.
  20. Squid Sammich

    Factory or Custom Seeker and Calstar Heavy Rods

    7 year old thread. Nice work to our archaeologist. Always interesting reading this type of throwback and comparing to the latest trends.
  21. Squid Sammich

    Best Fish Eats

    If you would eat Oprah you'd eat anything.
  22. Squid Sammich

    Best Fish Eats

    Tripletail fillets lightly breaded with seasoned flour and cornmeal fried to golden perfection. Broomtail grouper or scamp grilled over mesquite coals. Flounder either stuffed with blue crab stuffing and broiled or lightly breaded and fried as above tripletail. Red Snapper - chef's choice...
  23. Squid Sammich

    Gulf States vs Long Range YFT / Hoo's - First Hand Experience

    There is absolutely no comparison in the boats obviously as SD is home to the finest sport fleet worldwide. Before they closed our red snapper and Amberjack seasons almost year round you could go on a 2 or 3 day trip that would give you as good or better variety as a 8 day SD trip. But those...
  24. Squid Sammich

    First long range trip advice

    What Rich said, and I value Rich as a good contributor here and experienced fisherman BUT he said what the downside is with the long trips and not the plus side. Like a subliminal don't go long post. The plus side is catching what you have your heart set on - a huge yellowfin tuna. Is it...
  25. Squid Sammich

    RSW limits on length of time?

    On the Excel on a long trip (16 days) the first couple of days catch are popcicles. After that you have the choice big chill or RSW, IIRC.
  26. Squid Sammich

    First long range trip advice

    Tim a few years ago I was trying to make the same decision you are and I had the exact desire you do, big tuna on a long trip. I followed the “get broken in on a shorter trip” way of thinking and took a 10 day in late Oct-early Nov. The trip was good. We caught a big variety of fish -...
  27. Squid Sammich

    Captain Kevin

    Being a foreigner to the Republic of California and not having any ties to the current long range industry when I decided I wanted to give it a shot I had to get a lot of my info from online. First youtube videos. This forum. Etc. Seeing how positively Kevin interacted with people on all the YT...
  28. Squid Sammich

    Rigging Flat Fall lures for Big Tuna

    Back in the mid to late 90s we used a jig that looked very similar if not identical and came with the treble hook. It was packaged by Yozuri.
  29. Squid Sammich

    Rigging Flat Fall lures for Big Tuna

    Just keep adding hooks ‘til you run out of room or it looks like a squid jig. That should do it.
  30. Squid Sammich

    Long Range Boats heads and Showers

    I hope you tossed your roaches overboard, they can leave burn marks on the deck.
  31. Squid Sammich

    Long Range Boats heads and Showers

    I was going to say something but my roomie pretty much had it covered. Well done!
  32. Squid Sammich

    Mike Morris Update

    Welcome back Big Fish, and happy birthday!
  33. Squid Sammich

    Hunting Optic Recommendation

    There is a big world outside of California and conditions and habitat are not the same there that they are here. Just because an AR is not the right tool FOR YOU and where you chose to hunt does not mean it is not the best option for other places with different conditions. And yes I went there...
  34. Squid Sammich

    Irrespective of Captain and Crew, Which boat is the fishiest?

    Whichever one has the fishiest most dedicated fishermen.
  35. Squid Sammich

    Hunting Optic Recommendation

    Hogs are a different ball game than what you are probably used to hunting, at least here they are. AR's make a perfect hog rifle especially when in a heavier caliber like a 6.8 SPC or a 7.62. Lots of stalking opportunities in lowland thickets or grain fields where hogs may be running in circles...
  36. Squid Sammich

    high capacity mags??

    This thread started out making me really sad, then the injunction being upheld was a welcome surprise. Thankful for our pro 2A laws here and wish you guys luck in overthrowing the crap commie govt y'all have.
  37. Squid Sammich

    Suggestions for taking my new 7'6" Viper and Invictus on airplane

    First of all congrats on two badass rods. Secondly, I like to ship that stuff ahead of time. One less thing to worry about going thru all the conveyors and TSA gorillas.
  38. Squid Sammich

    Best 80 -100 lb reel

    The 16 is typically the more popular step down size from the 20 as it isn’t so wide as the 15, but everyone has their preference I suppose.
  39. Squid Sammich

    Best 80 -100 lb reel

    imo if you cannot do it with a mak20 skip the 30 and go for a 50. Chances are you can do it with the mak20. The mak20sea is a very capable reel landing dozens of cows per year but the 30 is wide to the point that many don’t feel comfortable using it. Not worth the line you gain imo. This is not...
  40. Squid Sammich

    Best 80 -100 lb reel

    Mak 16 sea..... gas it up and go to to town.
  41. Squid Sammich

    Height of rail in inches??

    You need to practice with something that isn’t quite so aerodynamic as a tennis ball. Something like a stalk of celery.
  42. Squid Sammich

    Excel trip July 5th 8 day

    AHHh I remember someone posting that spro lure on here a week or so ago now. Thanks for the report.
  43. Squid Sammich

    Excel trip July 5th 8 day

    Very helpful. Could you tell a drunk guy what a BA jig and a bbz is? I’m sure I will feel stoopit afterward.
  44. Squid Sammich

    Height of rail in inches??

    I have heard a wooden clothespin is a comparable weight. Not sure if that is the spring type or the old school type but either one would not match the drag characteristics of a sardine imo.
  45. Squid Sammich

    Proof of Yellowtail Tuna

    For the record, I'm not much of a kidder. I wish I were, but it just isn't in me. You won't find me yanking anyone's chain...unless they are a truly close friend, and even then, I'm not very good at it. The Snipe story is true, whether you believe it or not. Lighten up Frances....
  46. Squid Sammich

    Proof of Yellowtail Tuna

    I have killed plenty in Texas but I learned a long time ago to not talk about it.
  47. Squid Sammich

    Proof of Yellowtail Tuna

    October 20 - February 3. Daily Bag 8 Possesion 3 x daily bag California Fish & Wildlife's 2018-2019 Snipe season and bag limits
  48. Squid Sammich

    Proof of Yellowtail Tuna

    I came back to edit my drunk post above but turns out it is one of the more sober posts in this thread. LOL
  49. Squid Sammich

    POPPER COMBO --- NOT SPINNING

    In the GOMEX which boat do you ride that affords you a good overhand cast? The new boat at Dolphin Docks? The Pelican? Or do you just underhand or sidearm it?
  50. Squid Sammich

    Proof of Yellowtail Tuna

    Ahhh yes Jacques Clouseau....
  51. Squid Sammich

    Rod Rider to Rail Rodder in 30 Seconds

    I'd really like to fish with Roy at least once. He looks like a lot of fun.
  52. Squid Sammich

    Hooks and baiting hooks for chunking

    I still agree with you 100% but unless it is WFO every little advantage you can make for yourself helps. And unless you are one of the fortunate people like Soda Pop we spend more time at home thinking about how to create those advantages than we actually do on a boat reading conditions. We...
  53. Squid Sammich

    Hooks and baiting hooks for chunking

    Agree with The Professor, the most successful fishermen understand the conditions and ready to change their approach to match but they still understand and apply effective rigging principles. Don’t act like you don’t Mr TFT.
  54. Squid Sammich

    Hooks and baiting hooks for chunking

    Don't be embarrassed, we are here for open discussion. There were a couple of other good ones if you search Chunking. Also there was a thread about favorite cow hooks that went 7 or 8 pages and if I remember correctly there were several good pages on chunk. I was on a trip with Wahoodad about 2...
  55. Squid Sammich

    Hooks and baiting hooks for chunking

    I searched and there are actually several threads. Here's one: https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/long-range-chunking-for-tuna.646268/
  56. Squid Sammich

    Hooks and baiting hooks for chunking

    There was a good thread on here about chunking a year or two ago. You should use search feature and you will probably get more info from it than a new thread will bring. Don't use a hook with a swivel attached (you will find respected fishermen on both sides of the fence on this one). You want...
  57. Squid Sammich

    Breaking things

    Thanks for confirming Stephen. It was pretty clear to me what happened when he mentioned the witness marks, I was just trying to unfuddle someone's befuddlement. Good to know we shouldn't see these issues at the pressures most of us are capable of pulling.
  58. Squid Sammich

    Breaking things

    If he had mushroomed the tip of the mono/fluoro and the crimp slipped it would theoretically slip until it hit the mushroom at which point the crimp would be drawn down tight against the grommet.
  59. Squid Sammich

    Mike Morris Update

    Good, you should be ready to toss around those 150 lb reel boxes in no time.
  60. Squid Sammich

    Irrespective of Captain and Crew, Which boat is the fishiest?

    Ya don't see em anymore but back in the day fishing behind the shrimp boats it didn't take long to figure out the old wooden hull draggers would outdraw a steel or aluminum hull 3 or 4 to one.
  61. Squid Sammich

    Kite set ups

    Cut me some slack, it's about the only thing I can do "thinly" these days.
  62. Squid Sammich

    jx raptor or mak 15ii sea

    Do you already own Avets and like them? I have a couple of Penn Torque’s coming to start replacing my avets with.
  63. Squid Sammich

    jx raptor or mak 15ii sea

    Makaira already had the 15ii sea. I think you are talking about the 15Tii sea which is new. I have 3 JX Raptors and they are pretty versatile reels. I don’t have one of the 15Tii’s obviously so I can’t really comment on them. I used a JX raptor on my 8’ tilefish last trip to jig up a couple of...
  64. Squid Sammich

    Kite set ups

    Everything from Boston is just a little better. Especially when America's pastimes are involved.
  65. Squid Sammich

    Kite set ups

    Shouldn’t it be a Chang-taur?
  66. Squid Sammich

    United Composites CX76 Invictus

    Glad to see this one get brought back as I had never seen it before. Maybe the prettiest/classiest rod I have seen in your vast portfolio Jim and that is really saying a lot. Nice.
  67. Squid Sammich

    United Composites CX76 Centaur for Bill

    Another work of art Jim.
  68. Squid Sammich

    Tiger variation 2 of 7 of 7

    That is wicked. Beautiful work.
  69. Squid Sammich

    Kite set ups

    Also I have a UC70 Invictus, a UC76 Invictus, and a UC70 Gladiator. If I were picking one of the 3 for my kite rod it would be the 76 Invictus. The extra length can be handy as I think Bill noted for holding your rod tip high above the guys flylining off the back while you are in jail. Also the...
  70. Squid Sammich

    Kite set ups

    This X 1 Gazillion. You are going to drop Over 5G’s on your berth not to mention the other thousands you spend on gear, clothes, travel, vacation time, etc and let your best shot at the fish of a lifetime, a true monster freaking demon fish hellbent on wrecking your tackle and breaking your...
  71. Squid Sammich

    A question for those who fly into SD.

    I don’t ship my stuff back and forth, I keep it there in SoCal at good safe location. Saves thousands in shipping charges plus the worry of having some gorilla at fedex or ups turn your factory handle into a T-bar.
  72. Squid Sammich

    Best meals for 8-10 days

    Only been on a few different boats and although the food was always great what really stood out to me was how long and hard the galley guys work to keep everyone fat and happy. They are usually up before most and still up after most. The San Diego fleet and it’s customers are blessed to have the...
  73. Squid Sammich

    Mike Morris Update

    I have a feeling this thread might have a special guest appearance soon.
  74. Squid Sammich

    General Info on the Independence

    Yolo you cannot appreciate the heat until you have stayed in M. With the window open even at night it was hot as hell, and I am from Texas where 95 deg with 90% humidity is normal. Trust me. M is not the place to be. And the attendants could do nothing to fix it even though they tried. Pascuale...
  75. Squid Sammich

    Mike Morris Update

    Mike and Nancie snuck out and spent the weekend at their own home this past weekend which they were both very excited about but they had to report back to the home they are staying for rehab. They think Mike will pass his swallow test this week and that should get him home for good, God bless...
  76. Squid Sammich

    General Info on the Independence

    Pretty sure the tackle spot is determined by seniority on that trip, not deposit date. I could be misremembering it though.
  77. Squid Sammich

    General Info on the Independence

    First of all let me say YOU DO NOT WANT STATEROOM “M”. It is directly over the engine room and it is hot as fuck. Running, anchored, it really doesn’t matter. It is a sweatshop regardless of what you do or how many fans you run. I like the lay out of the galley better than the Excel, maybe...
  78. Squid Sammich

    Big boy reel

    Don't waste your time or money on the 30, at least in the Makaira series. A 20 is plenty fine for flylining sardines for big fish. The 30 is wider and most think it is a bit awkward.
  79. Squid Sammich

    Mike Morris Update

    Yep finally getting his color back and even half a smile there.
  80. Squid Sammich

    Mike Morris Update

    God bless Tom. Praying for you too brother.
  81. Squid Sammich

    Marijuana on LR boats

    What does it matter? The captains and owners specifically ask you to leave all drug and drug paraphernalia at the dock. It's their house. When I am a guest in someone's house I respect their house and their rules I don't ask why.
  82. Squid Sammich

    Mike Morris Update

    So my phone rang last night and caller ID said "Mike Morris". I half heartedly expected it to be Nancie on Mike's phone mainly from the last few updates I have received from her I thought he must be having a real rough time. When I answered there was a faint, somewhat squeaky voice on the other...
  83. Squid Sammich

    Excel Okuma Trip Lessons

    ^^^ No truer words ever spoken. And here I thought you were just full of chit dtf.
  84. Squid Sammich

    VMC 7360R hooks

    What Bill said. The rings have sharp (imo) edges from being stamped. You can clip them off if you find them with rings and fish the uni with a loop like many here do. I know Bill and Fishy do this with confidence. Better practice your uni tying and test test test (like any knot). I sent some to...
  85. Squid Sammich

    VMC 7360R hooks

    The rings are no bueno. Better to find some hooks and ring them yourself.
  86. Squid Sammich

    Excel Okuma Trip Lessons

    Had one of those last year and saw a few others. Positive my line was good.
  87. Squid Sammich

    Excel Okuma Trip Lessons

    Clean smooth break or frayed?
  88. Squid Sammich

    Mike Morris Update

    Mike had been released from UCLA within the last 3-5 days and was starting rehab but had a little hurdle. He has been sent back to UCLA with pneumonia. Keep up the prayers everyone.
  89. Squid Sammich

    Hopkins with buck tails

    Have thrown those off the Texas jetties quite a bit and caught everything from king mackerel to cobia to Jack crevalle. So versatile and will fly a mile. I bet the Wahoo go ape shit for them.
  90. Squid Sammich

    Favorite knife for fish

    Big fan of the Dexters as well. Hard to beat them.
  91. Squid Sammich

    Mike Morris Update

    Don't forget Nancie in your prayers. She has stayed by Mike's side at the hospital thru all of this and sent out a steady stream of updates to friends and family. I know she has to be getting very tired as well.
  92. Squid Sammich

    Fly Home

    If you haven't found your sea legs after the first two weeks you may never find them. Suck it up buttercup!
  93. Squid Sammich

    Mike Morris Update

    Mrs Morris sent great news today. Mike is out of ICU and he has his own quiet room with a door and a couch which means she can get some rest now too. Mike is slowly doing better and getting stronger. Thanks for all praying and following.
  94. Squid Sammich

    Mike Morris Update

    I think at this point no news is good news. Mrs Morris sent me a pic a couple days ago where Mike was stretching his legs out on a stationary bike. I jokingly asked if they had walked down the pier yet. They seem to be in good spirits but I imagine both are really tired at this point.
  95. Squid Sammich

    Mike Morris Update

    Also the antibody associated with organ rejection that was found in his blood appears to be all gone now so that is really big news.
  96. Squid Sammich

    Mike Morris Update

    Hey Soda, matter of fact I heard from Nancie tonight. She sent me a pic of Mike on his first walk today post-op. He made it 50 feet so that's pretty good! One thing I noticed is that all of the doctors and nursing staff in the pic had big smiles on their faces so that really made me feel good...
  97. Squid Sammich

    Tackle Stoarge in San Diego

    One guy from Canada (Nallie - can't remember his screen name) said he and 2 or 3 other guys split a storage locker and that made it economically feasible.
  98. Squid Sammich

    Getting some Internationals Back in Stock....

    The whole magic linewinder thing is just a joke I like to barb my friend John with. There’s nothing here to be upset over, only laughs. Cheers gentlemen.
  99. Squid Sammich

    Getting some Internationals Back in Stock....

    Kevin if you only knew.... John’s linewinder is indeed magical.
  100. Squid Sammich

    Getting some Internationals Back in Stock....

    Magic linewinder working overtime.
  101. Squid Sammich

    Uc rod for Makaria 50sea

    A 50 on a viper would be a good matchup and he will be able to wear any tuna out with that rig.
  102. Squid Sammich

    Mike Morris Update

    Sounds like they are turning down the ventilator more and more and making Mike to rely on his new lungs more which is just a miracle if you ask me. The have detected an antibody which is associated with organ rejection in his blood and they will be taking steps the next few days to eliminate...
  103. Squid Sammich

    What is an ideal arsenal for upcoming 15 day trip

    Y’all two will be probably be out there at the same time then
  104. Squid Sammich

    Mike Morris Update

    Mike will be alright I think if for no other reason he has Nancie (with an IE) and she loves him to death, her words not mine. He does have a long road but luckily he is in one of the 3 or 4 best places on earth to be for his situation, and has good friends like everyone here praying for him.
  105. Squid Sammich

    Has anyone been kicked off a LR boat?

    Over here in the gulf they would cram 80 people on a 100’ boat for 12 hours snapper fishing. Rental rods were 4/0’s with cheapass no name rods. You had a burlap sack width of area rail space. Trick was to get there early and claim the starboard or port corner depending if you were right or left...
  106. Squid Sammich

    Uc rod for Makaria 50sea

    I have a 70 invictus a 76 invictus and a 70 gladiator and I am a big ol’ boy. The gladiator is just more than even a large sized man needs. The invictus is really putting the screws to it in a way a 14 yr old cannot. I also have some 76 Vipers and while this may even be a hand full for him to...
  107. Squid Sammich

    Uc rod for Makaria 50sea

    Odd you are professor but sound advice. No 14 yr old needs anything bigger than a mak20/20visx + Viper, unless you have him on steroids and heavy weight training. Invictus is good for heavy chunk, big baits even kite. I don’t think a 14 yr old can adequately load that rod up and take advantage...
  108. Squid Sammich

    Mike Morris Update

    She messaged me earlier and said he was slowly coming out of sedation. That he was still using a ventilator partially but that's good because he is actually using his new lungs too. The goal for today is to start nutrition and get him sitting up. Tomorrow they hope to have him walking...
  109. Squid Sammich

    What is the Bait Like Currently?

    As long as you dump arm lengths of free line overboard regardless if your bait is swimming or not you will be fine. That was the trick for the people I saw catching.
  110. Squid Sammich

    Has anyone been kicked off a LR boat?

    Alcohol doesn't make everyone an asshole. Some people it actually makes them more tolerable. Some people should give it a shot.
  111. Squid Sammich

    Mike Morris Update

    His wife Nancie is a trooper and is a nurse herself so I think while she might be better prepared to deal with the situation than most it still must be extremely stressful emotionally. Thank you to everyone for your continued encouragement and support for Mike. The recovery is going to be a bit...
  112. Squid Sammich

    Has anyone been kicked off a LR boat?

    I’ll say one thing that drunk sumbitch could fish, even as F’d up as he was he stayed hooked up everytime I look around it seemed.
  113. Squid Sammich

    Has anyone been kicked off a LR boat?

    I was on a trip once didn’t know anyone onboard besides exchanging messages with the chartermaster. One guy brought a few cases of his favorite beer, a quite distinct beer but not common enough that someone else was likely to have broght it also. We had a resident drunk on the trip who couldn’t...
  114. Squid Sammich

    Mike Morris Update

    The donor is a male in his 50s who smoked but Mike is in a place where he really needs these lungs so pray that they are healthy despite the smoking.
  115. Squid Sammich

    19 days...

    You can but you might get tired swimming.
  116. Squid Sammich

    Catch a 300# cow or your money Back........

    12 miles southwest of Galveston you would be maybe a mile or two off the beachfront and the water would be about 15 deep. Everything else is soooo believable though.
  117. Squid Sammich

    Big Fish Transport -Mike Morris

    Just a brief update on Mike. He has been at the hospital for about a week now i think. They were preparing him for the transplant (getting him stronger etc) as he has been pretty weak since the pneumonia recently. He suffered a mild stroke and Is on an ECMO according to his wife but it sounds...
  118. Squid Sammich

    Big Fish Transport -Mike Morris

    Mike is absolutely one of the finest people you can meet and I love him like a brother. God bless Mike, you are in good hands.
  119. Squid Sammich

    Your "Go to" Cow Tuna Hooks and why?

    Not 6x, only 4x... I don’t think that is news to anyone but I have still not heard of anyone breaking or straightening out one of the newer dynamics.
  120. Squid Sammich

    Does Braid Color Matter with Short Fluoro Leaders?

    Yellowfin tuna have to eat more than other species of tuna even, between 4-7% of their body weight every single day. That is the price they pay for being warm blooded and being more of a “quick twitch athlete” than bft and others. That has a lot to do with their voracious appetites.
  121. Squid Sammich

    Does Braid Color Matter with Short Fluoro Leaders?

    Just use a marker to dye the last 10-15 feet of your spectra some neutral color
  122. Squid Sammich

    Nub Nail Knot Connections

    Great right up and pics. Appreciate you time and attention to detail Mr Mayo.
  123. Squid Sammich

    Favorite spectra

    I obviously live in Texas but all my gear lives in Oceanside. Sometime I have the babysitter of my gear send me a couple of reels and I send them to Basil to be filled properly. It’s just what I like to do because I know it is going to be done right and I don’t have time for mishaps. And...
  124. Squid Sammich

    Your "Go to" Cow Tuna Hooks and why?

    Yeah I knew it was a bandit, just didn’t know they were using pseudo-squids on the CB circles. Cool setup thanks for sharing.
  125. Squid Sammich

    Your "Go to" Cow Tuna Hooks and why?

    Would be interested to hear what kind of bait they use over there on a setup like that.
  126. Squid Sammich

    Your "Go to" Cow Tuna Hooks and why?

    Love the CB’s only negative is finding them. On a another note how much pro spec does that reel hold?
  127. Squid Sammich

    Archipiélago de Revillagigedo FB Page

    I’m sure the locals would love that.
  128. Squid Sammich

    Archipiélago de Revillagigedo FB Page

    The IGFA has no interest in where you fish or keeping the Baja fishery open to the gringos. It will take a true grassroots movement with financial backing and lobbying power to accomplish that. A movement like we started here in Texas with the GCCA (now spread everywhere as the CCA) to save the...
  129. Squid Sammich

    Archipiélago de Revillagigedo FB Page

    Bring a few of the SD based boats with you or ya won’t like it too much here.
  130. Squid Sammich

    Archipiélago de Revillagigedo FB Page

    Yes it is closed now. Plan B I would imagine.
  131. Squid Sammich

    Archipiélago de Revillagigedo FB Page

    “I never really understood why the pro-reserve forces didn’t embrace sport fishers.” Because we aren’t united and vocal that’s why. They are at meetings and constantly lobbying, signing petitions and getting their propaganda on media outlets. All we do is post pictures on the internet of...
  132. Squid Sammich

    Archipiélago de Revillagigedo FB Page

    Never ever sell a gun. I’d sell my kids before I sold my guns. Okay I don’t have kids but I’d sell someone else’s.
  133. Squid Sammich

    Archipiélago de Revillagigedo FB Page

    Fish or cut bait. Looks like the lower banks or HB for cows at this point.
  134. Squid Sammich

    Archipiélago de Revillagigedo FB Page

    The only thing that is constant is change. Change with the times or get left in the wake. I’m not happy about any of this but I’m sure not going to sell my rods anytime soon.
  135. Squid Sammich

    Non-Political thread re LR impact of WTO issues

    No matter what you do in life success is based on your ability to adapt. Looks like it may almost be time to close one chapter and start another but let’s not write this one off just yet.
  136. Squid Sammich

    Dorado Fish and Chips?

    Like em grilled over mesquite coals. Like em fried with cornmeal/flour batter. Like em blackened. Hard to not like em.
  137. Squid Sammich

    Big Fish

    Sam getting it done.
  138. Squid Sammich

    Let the Listing Begin

    Load it in your car the night before and the baggage handlers will take care of it for you. No more worries.
  139. Squid Sammich

    the trump has pissed off MX over WTO labeling.

    It's basically devolved into a pissing match at this point. We (long range enthusiasts) will probably be one of the many losers in this spat.
  140. Squid Sammich

    Any word on the lower banks?

    Yeah tunaholics on the Indy usualy open things up on the lower banks, at least for the last few seasons it seems.
  141. Squid Sammich

    Royal Polaris General Info.

    If I ever ride the RP it will be just to get to fish with Roy. He looks like a lot of fun to fish with.
  142. Squid Sammich

    16VISX vr MAK16SEa

    I haven't spliced any yet but the 100# hollow Berkely feels like it will be easy to work with for line that is very small diameter. Given that is 16 carrier.
  143. Squid Sammich

    Rail Rod Protection/ 3M 130-310 shrink wrap tubing

    Electrical supply stores for contractors
  144. Squid Sammich

    16VISX vr MAK16SEa

    This guy should just quit with all the flirting and say what he really wants.
  145. Squid Sammich

    200# Bigeye Caught on a 20VISX

    That boat is legendary. Great job by them and the equipment.
  146. Squid Sammich

    Modern Rail Rod?

    If you are only getting one rod get the RCX76Viper John recommended above. You may be thinking 7'6" is way to long but the tip is soft, a feature you will appreciate when lobbing a bait and in bumpier seas and it doesn't give up much leverage. You will also appreciate the lifting power of this...
  147. Squid Sammich

    Rodless Again

    Did you lose reels too or just rods?
  148. Squid Sammich

    donkey? is it the right term

    And here in the gulf we have rig donkeys too. But I'd rather catch that 80 lb YT than a 100 lb donkey. YT's are faster and smarter imo. Glad a woman caught it also.
  149. Squid Sammich

    Rodless Again

    Good luck Jim. Don't let it dampen your spirits.
  150. Squid Sammich

    Rodless Again

    They wouldn't take the spinning rod huh? Here I thought they were crackheads. They may have been fishermen afterall.
  151. Squid Sammich

    Rodless Again

    Not to rub salt in the wounds but I hope nobody else leaves anything valuable in their vehicles for even a few minutes much less overnight.... much much less one of their most prized possessions(their long range fishing rod cache)... This is like dancing with the devil. Please take note and...
  152. Squid Sammich

    welding rings on hooks

    That's what I heard too Jim, after the fact that is. I decided if I ever want hooks ringed again (which I do) that I would have to do it myself. Cost me over $100 and a couple of hours of vacation to learn that lesson.
  153. Squid Sammich

    welding rings on hooks

    I sent a well known .com hook ringing business a box of hard to get hooks and told him I was going cow tuna fishing and wanted the lightest wire most stealthy presentation rings he could put on for me. $95.00 later I get my hooks back with a large enough hunk of steel hanging from them to drag...
  154. Squid Sammich

    VISX?

    It looks like a couple of restraining orders may be in order.
  155. Squid Sammich

    VISX?

    Count me in. Heck of a reel salesman, thanks Professor.
  156. Squid Sammich

    Some Crimp and New Hook Testing

    And if you pull that hard you will induce a crotch break... your own! :hali_parkutuli: Great tests Garry thanks for the info. Congrats on your giant bft John.
  157. Squid Sammich

    Getting your gear to and from SD

    Late to the party as usual and he doesn't look like he needs anymore endorsements but chalk up one more satisfied Big Fish Transport customer. I have made 3 trips from Texas to SD and back in the last 20 months and Mike has taken care of me and my gear like I was family. He has even bailed me...
  158. Squid Sammich

    Excel or Intrepid??

    I know of one for sure that puts out leftover dessert from the night before. It's not that big of a deal to me, just don't eat it. Of course I didn't have the munchies like that.
  159. Squid Sammich

    Excel or Intrepid??

    Some guys gotta have their greenery.
  160. Squid Sammich

    WTB: Super Seeker 6470H and Penn Fathom 40nld2

    It's a factory SS-6470H in great shape. Has been on either 2 or 3 boat rides and I only used it to catch bait I think. He confirmed and confirmed it's in great shape.
  161. Squid Sammich

    WTB: Super Seeker 6470H and Penn Fathom 40nld2

    I am pretty sure I have a SS 6470H at a friends in Oceanside that I would be willing to part with. Let me get ahold of him and verifyz
  162. Squid Sammich

    Experience With This Fisherman's Services Company?

    I have lost count of the number of times Mike has called me and said "hey there's a problem with your gear, or your reel." One time he called me and let me know two rods got rings knocked off the guides. He ran my gear around getting them fixed or fixing them himself. You really can forget all...
  163. Squid Sammich

    Sunglasses

    I never like the polycarbonate as they scratch easier. Yes they are a bit lighter but not worth it to me.
  164. Squid Sammich

    Experience With This Fisherman's Services Company?

    He has always handled gear receiving and meeting you at the airport and the dock on the the day the boat returns. He also cleans and services reels and he now yes he does offer insured gear storage. I have used his service multiple times and could think of no other way of doing it now. Anyone...
  165. Squid Sammich

    is it cool to bring an exercise bike on a 7-10 day trip?

    Nallie you are the man! One of the most enduring threads in BD history brother. Lol
  166. Squid Sammich

    6 days @ the Lupe....less than 24 hours more like it! The REEL truth!

    Damn saltwater boats are hard enough to maintain over here and I'm positive y'alls salinity level is quite a bit higher than ours. These crews do an amazing job maintaining their equipment so that you don't hear about more problems.
  167. Squid Sammich

    Paint and Colors on Troll Wahoo Lures What is your opinion?

    Good luck Tom you will kick cancer's ass!
  168. Squid Sammich

    WHAT MUST YOU TAKE THAT YOU CAN'T DO WITHOUT!!

    BTW I had 5 tuna and almost everyone's was small this go around. LOL
  169. Squid Sammich

    WHAT MUST YOU TAKE THAT YOU CAN'T DO WITHOUT!!

    Thanks for keeping such a tight watch on me there buddy. EDIT- Is it ever too late to take the high ground? I hope not, I may have to back up to find it but all the drama doesn't help anyone.
  170. Squid Sammich

    WHAT MUST YOU TAKE THAT YOU CAN'T DO WITHOUT!!

    This from a guy who who scatters his shit all over the room, takes up the entire sink with two fans dirty clothes and piles of shit, takes two showers the entire trip and wears the same clothes for four days straight, doesn't use plastic bags to store his foul filthy ass smelling clothes, bring...
  171. Squid Sammich

    Excel Okuma 15 day report

    Great write up Peter and I agree 100% it is the people who make the trip. I had one person onshore kept messaging me everyday wanting to know how many and how big of fish I had caught and they knew it was tough fishing. They kept saying "don't worry you will get them tomorrow, there is still...
  172. Squid Sammich

    mexican waters closures ??

    I say this with all due respect and sincerity dtf, go forth and multiply sir.
  173. Squid Sammich

    mexican waters closures ??

    10-4 Sorry I didn't read the quoted post. Now it makes sense. LOL
  174. Squid Sammich

    mexican waters closures ??

    I don't know what you mean by "that know they will be fishing illegally". As someone who just got off a LR boat I can assure you that all open and closed fishing areas were closely adhered to.
  175. Squid Sammich

    rp report today

    Peter on a beer shift? Hell he gives all his beer away. Good luck Peter. See you guys down there.
  176. Squid Sammich

    The finer points of rod shipping containers

    I use the Plano case. I strap rods tip to butt with slight butt overlap. Strap them firmly. I use short sections of foam water pipe insulation from Lowe's or Home Depot to protect guides (especially the larger ones) and to prevent rods from rattling against each other. I thoroughly wrap the the...
  177. Squid Sammich

    August vs November

    I made my first California LR trip a couple years ago on Larry's 10 day Nov trip. He's a nice fellow and more than happy to coach. Good luck on your trip you will really have fun.
  178. Squid Sammich

    Austin, TX

    Nice fish Brian. That last one however is not a white bass. It is a hybrid. You can tell because the lines running down the sides are broken. A white bass and striper for that matter have solid unbroken lines. Also the body is a little deeper or more football shaped than a white and definitely...
  179. Squid Sammich

    R P on fire

    You deserve to have your new thread privileges revoked.
  180. Squid Sammich

    Game of Thrones themed Tilefish

    IT's been pretty tame so far, shit is about to hit the fan. :beerbang: Enjoy!
  181. Squid Sammich

    United Composites Viper and Centaur

    Absolutely love it. Thanks Jim, and thanks for helping with the green Bill.
  182. Squid Sammich

    Game of Thrones themed Tilefish

    Thank you again Jim. I know anytime you are working on a rod for me that you are going to show a tremendous amount of attention to my rambling and then to the details. Thank you for being such a pleasure to work with and for being so humble.
  183. Squid Sammich

    Game of Thrones themed Tilefish

    Whatever it is it is well worth it! :food-smil
  184. Squid Sammich

    Nine Days and Counting...

    Craig's story wasn't a good story. It was an INCREDIBLE journey. I think we can all learn a lot from the rook from Nebraska. Especially how to keep a great attitude.
  185. Squid Sammich

    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    Hands down the most riveting, colorful, intoxicating thread I have read on these forums. You had me reliving the excitement and struggles I felt my first time. This whole board is indebted to you for your your poetic memories. And one other thing for those of us who weren't there: imagine the...
  186. Squid Sammich

    Nine Days and Counting...

    I hope you throw us some Mexican money Jim we've been waiting a long time for a good story.
  187. Squid Sammich

    Nine Days and Counting...

    Are you sure about that?
  188. Squid Sammich

    Nine Days and Counting...

    I had a really brutal trip over here in the gulf one time that made me sit out a few seasons bummed out. Over here a "long" trip is 2 or 3 days. This was a 64hr trip. The weather was so bad that the Coast Guard closed the harbor and wouldn't let any boats in or out. I should have gotten off the...
  189. Squid Sammich

    Which would be more rail room

    Take it from a fat guy who loves food, there is nothing wrong with the table fare on the Excel. There may have been one meal I wasn't real crazy about but that was a personal preference and not on the chef. There was plenty of variety and everything was top notch. As far as the fruit comment...
  190. Squid Sammich

    closure of fishing grounds in mexico ??

    Money talks and bullshit walks. The right palms get greased it will be just like Guadalupe. The opportunists eyes were probably opened to the possibilities from that whole matter.
  191. Squid Sammich

    Apollo PV February 2017 report

    Ain't no flies on any in that group. The fish. I'm talkin' bout the fish.
  192. Squid Sammich

    Roll call... 16 day Intrepid Catchy tackle Trip

    Hi Jennifer, nice first post. You're going to do fine and have a lot of fun. I'm assuming you will be using boat gear and that's fine too. Might want to take some fluoro in 100# & 130#. Other than that you can probably get most everything else on the boat. You're going to be hooked.
  193. Squid Sammich

    Mexico Island Closers

    seems a bit early to jump to conclusions imo
  194. Squid Sammich

    Nine Days and Counting...

    It didn't take steady ones to draw a bite John. Bait selection is key. Know your quarry. Take your time selecting a bait. Present that bait in a stealthy natural manner. Hold on! One bait - one bite. LOL
  195. Squid Sammich

    Nine Days and Counting...

    Well professor can you share your list of cigars then? Maybe an everyday smoke and then that special stick to celebrate when you catch grandaddy long sickles. Or do you go balls to the wall every day?
  196. Squid Sammich

    Cancelled trips

    The Star doesn't do a very good job with updates, very hit or miss. And facebook? Forget about it.
  197. Squid Sammich

    Five Star

    Knowing one of the new owners is Justin Fleck I don't think you need to worry about the service.
  198. Squid Sammich

    Nine Days and Counting...

    Always fish the largest leader you can get away with especially at night when all types of dangers lurk in the darkness to cut/fray/burn you off from your next potential cow.
  199. Squid Sammich

    Nine Days and Counting...

    If you don't mind me asking, why would you use 130# premier (basically 100# other brand) on your night time sinker outfit which is arguably the one you least need a stealthy presentation on not counting your kite rig? I mean it's night time for starters, and they aren't going to see 130#...
  200. Squid Sammich

    Nine Days and Counting...

    And Curt is colorful guy. He has a lot of great stories and advice to give. Had breakfast with him my last morning in SD and already miss that guy.
  201. Squid Sammich

    Nine Days and Counting...

    Well you have the right attitude it looks like. Just don't measure your success by if you caught a cow or not. There's so much more to it than that.
  202. Squid Sammich

    Nine Days and Counting...

    Jim, could you give us an in depth account of your rod arsenal and what specific tasks/line rating you intend to use them for. I know I read one of your accounts before but I believe your weapons cache has grown and things may have changed. Also if the sardines are not good sized like this last...
  203. Squid Sammich

    Long range boat video walk throughs

    Yeah Andre these are very helpful. Thanks for the time and effort you put into them!
  204. Squid Sammich

    Crazy fish

    If you are on a private sportfisher and have control of what few lines are in the water, and have command of the boat to follow the fish as needed then yeah I would agree. But in the pandemonium of a night time long range bite, that may literally have dozens of lines going everywhere, you do...
  205. Squid Sammich

    Crazy fish

    I thought that was my knees knocking....
  206. Squid Sammich

    Crazy fish

    That's how I will catch a super cow if it ever happens. LOL
  207. Squid Sammich

    How do you set the hook fishing sardines?

    I watched closely as the Excel crew flushed one tuna gut after another and one thing stuck with me. Almost every single sardine washed out was completely pristine. Not even scales out of place. It was clear to me they slurp them down whole and there is none of the mouthing or tail grabbing or...
  208. Squid Sammich

    Hook brand for 100lb to 300lb fish flyline sardine

    You are liable to ask 10 people and get 10 different answers. Read twice the thread above that Bill linked. There are pros and cons for all hooks. Take a few of 2 or 3 different kinds. You can always get more on the boat. Perhaps just as important is how you are going to attach said hook and...
  209. Squid Sammich

    just got back from the Bank and...

    Y'all need to thin the sharks out while you're down there for the rest of us. Fish 275# Sevenstrand. Take one for the team!
  210. Squid Sammich

    1st 16 dayer what Terminal tackle is absoulutely nessary

    Bring a hook file or stone. Or both. For your large J hooks and wahoo jigs.
  211. Squid Sammich

    14 day under way

    Good luck Jake. Don't break your shoulder this time eh?
  212. Squid Sammich

    FLYING FISH PENCIL POPPER

    Side arm your cast with a heavy plug in a ff color pattern so that it flies closer to the surface of the water going out. The fish will see it flying thru the air and mistake it for a flying fish. A lot of the time your plug will be slurped up by a waiting tuna as soon as it hits the surface...
  213. Squid Sammich

    Long Range chunking for tuna

    You bring up a good point Rick, there are also electronic deterrents that divers wear to repel sharks. Wonder if these would be effective.
  214. Squid Sammich

    Trokar hooks on big tuna?

    Captain here told my dad on a really large amberjack he needed to "play that fish". Dad had him on 100# line and told the captain "that's ok I'll play with him on the deck of the boat." LOL
  215. Squid Sammich

    Trokar hooks on big tuna?

    Doesn't hurt to have a good sharp hook when chunking in case the point slides up inside. The trokar is plenty sharp enough to get thru the chunk and find paydirt.
  216. Squid Sammich

    Party at the Seamount

    How many are at this party now?
  217. Squid Sammich

    Party at the Seamount

    Right now it looks like the Patriots.
  218. Squid Sammich

    Trokar hooks on big tuna?

    Per the recommendation of John Nappo at Trophy Tackle I used the HD's for a chunk hook with positive results. They are super sharp and are going to find their way into the fish's jaw. For the record I only caught one fish on them but one bite - one fish. Really strong hook I wasn't worried...
  219. Squid Sammich

    Long Range chunking for tuna

    Lots of great info here thanks everyone for sharing, especially Wahoodad for that really long informative post that makes you think. I was there during the shark chunks trip and caught a decent fish on one but one guy caught six or seven in the span of a couple hours. I watched him like a hawk...
  220. Squid Sammich

    Current LR reports are Slow- Andy heading to lower banks.

    Dang I wish I were number 15, slow or not.
  221. Squid Sammich

    Is There a Reason Most LR Captains Tell Everyone to Fish 130?

    We have a huge machine shop I'm sure we already have, or I can make a reciprocating arm. Question is 80 grit? 50? 35?
  222. Squid Sammich

    Is There a Reason Most LR Captains Tell Everyone to Fish 130?

    Robert I've been thinking about something just along those lines. Keeping the angle and pressure the same for sach stroke may be a little tricky. I'm thinking some type of jig to guide it for repeatability.
  223. Squid Sammich

    Is There a Reason Most LR Captains Tell Everyone to Fish 130?

    I work in an industrial instrumentation shop in a refinery. Testing and calibrating extremely precise instruments and valves is part of my business. I can easily set up a repeatable bench test with a pneumatic piston providing accurate pull ratings. I will brainstorm and see if I can think of an...
  224. Squid Sammich

    Is There a Reason Most LR Captains Tell Everyone to Fish 130?

    If it was easy and everything went according to plan it wouldn't be so damn much fun!
  225. Squid Sammich

    Is There a Reason Most LR Captains Tell Everyone to Fish 130?

    What a kick in the nuts. Sure if they will bite 130# that's obviously great, but you have to get a bite before you can catch (or lose) a fish.
  226. Squid Sammich

    XL Limited Load 12/27

    You are correct Bill it is brass. 12.6 oz and Mustad 9/0 7691
  227. Squid Sammich

    XL Limited Load 12/27

    I agree Garry the JRI is a more polished product.
  228. Squid Sammich

    XL Limited Load 12/27

    Simple mistake calling it a PL68 they are very similar so not the end of the world. I think most people on here know about JRI8's and probably knew what Basil meant but there may be some who didn't. But since Jerry donated the jigs and no doubt wants to spread the word about his own product it's...
  229. Squid Sammich

    Night fishing for the big guys

    Here in the gulf I never go on a tuna trip except during a new moon. Even with zero moonlight I've never been able to tell a difference catching blackfin tuna with glow vs a white or chrome jig. I would expect yft wouldn't be too different.
  230. Squid Sammich

    XL Limited Load 12/27

    Andy loves him some balloon fishing. I guess I would too if I was as good at it as he him.
  231. Squid Sammich

    Big Fish Transport needs some help

    Great news! Hopefully you will be able to fish again soon.
  232. Squid Sammich

    XL Limited Load 12/27

    I imagine no one felt as bad as the guy holding the saw. I know I'd have been sick over it.
  233. Squid Sammich

    Big Fish Transport needs some help

    I've never met a guy more deserving of a little help like this. John thanks for setting this up, I truly believe this treatment is going to help.
  234. Squid Sammich

    Bow State Room on the Rooster

    I don't know how the rooster is but the stern stateroom on the Excel wasn't bad at all. The diesels hummed me to sleep even during the daytime and I slept like Rip Van Winkle. Of course everyone else might view the noise differently.
  235. Squid Sammich

    1st 16dayer on the Indy. Rod selection

    Nallie matter of fact I will be on the 16 day Sav-On trip running the same time as David's trip in April. Nothing against the boat, crew or group we fished with, all were top notch. I really enjoyed the whole experience. Just wanted to see what the Indy is all about. Very good possibility I...
  236. Squid Sammich

    1st 16dayer on the Indy. Rod selection

    Hey John did you mean the 76 Viper? I would think the Raptor is a little light in the britches for real cow fishing no? Pretty sure this was just a slip up. I know how busy you are in that shop while you're multitasking, after all I wasted a half hour of your time amongst all the buzzing...
  237. Squid Sammich

    XL Limited Load 12/27

    Give 'em hell Basil. Keep Andy in line too.
  238. Squid Sammich

    1st 16dayer on the Indy. Rod selection

    Nallie did pretty well with that Phenix Axis 4XH on my last trip. Very good advice he gives on borrowing boat eqpt, it's all in good shape they won't have junk in that environment. Plus there will be many different rods of all sizes there and most people won't mind letting you pull on one to get...
  239. Squid Sammich

    Big Fish Transport

    Can't go wrong having Mike help you out. He's taken care of me and my gear on two trips in the last 13 months and he is just a stand up guy all the way around. Everything will be covered from gear shipping and tracking, to checking your stuff for damage beforehand (and after the trip in my case...
  240. Squid Sammich

    Which reel for surface jigs

    Can't hVe too many hoo rigs. When the bite is hot you don't want to be re-rigging.
  241. Squid Sammich

    UC CX 76 Centaur

    Don't get jealous sweetheart.
  242. Squid Sammich

    UC CX 76 Centaur

    Always good to see you posting more Professor.
  243. Squid Sammich

    Intrepid

    Don't you have some albacore spreader bars to be rigging up?
  244. Squid Sammich

    Intrepid fish report ... 15 day... A great way to start the cow season off

    Sorry to hear about the Intrepid's misfortune. Sorry about your trip Jackie, having fished with you on that trip last year I know you would have gave the wahoo hell.
  245. Squid Sammich

    Are Billfish Protected on LR Trips?

    The negative impact with the fleet keeping billfish doesn't have to be real, it can be perceived and that's enough to stir up trouble for future relations. As Jeff pointed out marlin are a big source of revenue in all these Mexican tourist towns. The first time they have a bad year or go into...
  246. Squid Sammich

    Are Billfish Protected on LR Trips?

    Why would you want to keep one seriously? It makes us look like bad stewards of a borrowed resource if we roll thru and ice down a bunch of billfish. While a couple are supposed to be good eating why would you want to with all the other good fish, steaks, etc they feed you on these boats? Just...
  247. Squid Sammich

    Best way to get ready for my first LR trip in August?

    Go outside in your garage, driveway, really doesn't matter, and stand up all freaking day. Keep doing it 'til you can stand up all day with few breaks. A lot of the other shit you can learn as you go but your success depends directly on how much time you spend standing at the rail.
  248. Squid Sammich

    Wahoo bait leaders

    When this guy talks slimey bastards it's usually a pretty good idea to listen. Just sayin'.
  249. Squid Sammich

    Catching flying fish on the Excel

    That's how they look at times here in the gulf when fishing the floaters. But here it's not sharks herding them onto the boat, it's yft. Really a blast when it turns on like that.
  250. Squid Sammich

    Excel or Intrepid??

    I had the best roommate on the whole trip. He brought Pabst Blue Ribbon for everyone, serve yourself. What a generous guy! I guess I couldn't hear your farting over your snoring but it's all good, I drank so much PBR my senses were dead. Wish I could make it again this year, already regretting it.
  251. Squid Sammich

    Excel or Intrepid??

    Been on both and the two boats are so close overall it's hard to say strictly by that. But imo the crew on the Excel was so much better than my experience with the Intrepid it isn't even close. In all fairness though we had the "A Squad" on the Excel and the "B Team" on the Intrepid. One of the...
  252. Squid Sammich

    LR question -- kind of

    More than likely Pacifico related.
  253. Squid Sammich

    Internet on Red Rooster III

    You can't rely on internet on any boat out there if it's important enough that your business depends on it. Get a sat phone or use the boats and be done with it. Or stay at home if you can't do without.
  254. Squid Sammich

    If it does not go 200 lbs its not a cow.

    Let me first say I really don't give a flip one way or another, it doesn't affect me and I don't have to live with the lie. Now in my opinion the only person who has anything to gain by the lie is the captain or owner or whoever told the kid it was 200#. Do you think the kid woke up that day...
  255. Squid Sammich

    Frank on the way up the Baja coast.

    I don't know about there but here the fishing (especially redfish) really kicks wide open in front of tropical weather.
  256. Squid Sammich

    New to hunting

    Some really good advice on here. Especially the hunter's safety class. Sounds pretty dumb to even bring up but make sure of your target before you shoot! Sounds ridiculous to suggest but every year people get excited and let one fly in another hunter's direction. Very easily avoidable. As said...
  257. Squid Sammich

    Big Pig Down - 7/16

    Nice shot on the run. Did the ttsx pass thru the far side? Did it hit any heavy bone on the way thru?
  258. Squid Sammich

    Time for a time out...

    Just saw this and have to say this saddens me. Bill you are one of the reasons I come here, and even registered in the first place. I appreciate all the personal advice and time you spent helping me to understand different aspects of the game. You are one of the true gentleman and this forum is...
  259. Squid Sammich

    New World Record Wahoo- 182lbs!

    Men's I believe
  260. Squid Sammich

    HXW RAPTOR LINE CHOICE

    100 has slightly smaller diameter but 80 is much easier to work with if splicing. Ask your best friend he will know.
  261. Squid Sammich

    New World Record Wahoo- 182lbs!

    Freaking dinosaur.
  262. Squid Sammich

    Wtb tib sst-50

    I know it's a long shot but stranger things have happened.
  263. Squid Sammich

    Wtb tib sst-50

    Want to buy tib 50 in good working order. If you have one or know someone who wants to unload one please pm me. Thanks
  264. Squid Sammich

    US80 Tilefish for Matt

    I had never met Mike before my 10 day Intrepid trip last fall but he has really gone out of his way to look out for me, my gear, and do everything he can to make the whole clusterf#@€ of travelling and transporting stuff easy on me. We talk almost on a weekly basis and a lot of the time it's not...
  265. Squid Sammich

    US80 Tilefish for Matt

    Can't thank you enough Jim. Not just for cranking out one badass rod after another, but also for being a damn nice guy.
  266. Squid Sammich

    Wire for Wahoo?

    Texlee use a nicopress 17-ba crimper and some 1a sleeves. Crimp the k2k to a welded ring or swivel opposite the hook. Works great.
  267. Squid Sammich

    Bluefin popping with spinning gear

    It's not too hard to read these forums and tell who the miserable pricks are. :)
  268. Squid Sammich

    1st trip on the Excell ..things to know

    You will not find a better boat, captain or crew than you are going to experience on that trip. They are all top notch. The boat is so big and spacious and stable it's really incredible. Plenty of rod holders and room for tackle, no need to fight anybody over a tackle rack spot. Justin Fleck...
  269. Squid Sammich

    kite rod for me?

    Maybe so Jim, I didn't fight a fish on my gladiator so I was just pulling static weight. I also have the 76Invictus and did catch a decent fish on the chunk with it. It is definately an incredible rod.
  270. Squid Sammich

    kite rod for me?

    The gladiator is certainly capable as a kite rod, it's what I have for my kite rig, but it doesn't necessarily have what I'd consder a "soft tip". I might be wrong in my assessment though. Listening to what he wants I was thinking Invictus but that's just me. I'm sure Randy can steer him the...
  271. Squid Sammich

    Reel Recommendation for uc invictus

    Have Mak30's on both of mine (one UC70 & one UC76) love em both.
  272. Squid Sammich

    Newell Graphites?

    The various letter designations before the model number I'm assuming denotes the run or year they were made... C338-J5, S332-5, P-332.... Is there a letter designation that is preferable or any that are best to stay away from?
  273. Squid Sammich

    Phenix Hybrid PHD 7002XH

    That's a good wahoo jig rod. Nice and stiff. Glws
  274. Squid Sammich

    WTB Avet HXW Raptor

    Hey David I can vouche for Jake being a stand up guy. I've done business with him on a couple of rods and he even repaired one of them that was damaged thru no fault of his own. You can shop with confidence.
  275. Squid Sammich

    Reel Service

    I can second Mike Morris. When I came back from an absolute monsoon wet dousing of a trip last November, my gear stayed at Mike's. He went thru all my reels and they were as good as if not better than factory new.
  276. Squid Sammich

    Disappointed

    Hey I listen to AM radio!
  277. Squid Sammich

    Disappointed

    You can be on fb and not air your laundry just saying. But it's nice for people who have loved ones on a trip (especially a long trip) being able to look at their fb and see how their husband or brother or son is doing and that they are having a good time. It means a lot to some people. Life...
  278. Squid Sammich

    Disappointed

    I guess they figure if you are going to be online that it's also likely you may be checking their facebook page. I know the facebook pages get much more traffic because of the way they can be shared and broadcast, reaching thousands of potential new customers. Usually the updates are done by the...
  279. Squid Sammich

    Welding Base of Reel to the Frame

    Even if they were similar metals I don't think you would want to weld them because that kind of heat required causes metal parts to draw and bend due to rapidly heating and cooling. The last place you would want metal parts to distort is a fishing reel with close tolerances like this one.
  280. Squid Sammich

    $3 Wahoo wired bait leader keeper idea

    Haha right. Story didn't add up for me either. With the impending flood we have coming down river right now I imagine the hogs might all be treading water for a few weeks. It's going to be real bad around here toward the middle of the week. Expect to see Brazoria County, TX on the news. They...
  281. Squid Sammich

    $3 Wahoo wired bait leader keeper idea

    Very simple and ingenious Nallie thanks for sharing. I find it hard to believe your claims about the KY though. FYI about the caterpillars raping your cherry trees: butterflies will swoop in on the newest, greenest, tenderest leaves your tree has and lay tiny little eggs most people don't even...
  282. Squid Sammich

    Why don't we fish with tuna crabs?

    Did someone say crawfish?
  283. Squid Sammich

    United Composite Viper and Invictus 7'6" Review

    Great write up Jamie thank you for taking the time to type this up! Living in Texas and not having the opportunity to go pull on numerous rods before purchase I spoke with several people whom I trust on the qualities of the UC blanks. People like David Choate, John Nappo, and Randy Penny...
  284. Squid Sammich

    UNITED COMPOSITS 80 MONSTER. ( PURPLE MONSTER). (Pending)

    This guy does great work for only having one arm.
  285. Squid Sammich

    Good score at Hurricane

    Curt W. is a great guy to fish with. Just spent 15 days with him on Excel's last trip and he had some great stories. He lost several fish last trip to various reasons so glad he got a cow.
  286. Squid Sammich

    Heavy Rod Question

    If you want lifting power check out the UC Invictus in either 7' or 7'6". The UC rail rods are the hot ticket right now for good reason, go pull on one.
  287. Squid Sammich

    Okuma Excel 15 day trip

    What a great trip. Although the bite wasn't that hot the whole 15 days far exceeded my expectations. Great group of guys and Wahoodad is such a helpful GENEROUS chartermaster. He really went all out, too much if you ask me. I was going to take notes and do a detailed play-by-play recap but...
  288. Squid Sammich

    June Heat 15 day Spot Open on the Red Rooster

    This is a great opportunity for someone. I'd almost walk off my job to be able to go :cheers:
  289. Squid Sammich

    How bad are Sharks at the Bank & Buffer Zone.

    Was on the trip with Turd and he is absolutely correct. The sharks were little more than a nuisance at times and often were nowhere to be seen. The porpoises were thick and crafty and did not stop when the sun got up. It was maddening to get a hot bait in the zone just to have a porpoise pick...
  290. Squid Sammich

    Finally a Tender Juicy Smoked Brisket Recipe

    In Texas the whole brisket is used although they are two distinct muscles. When serving you typically ask if they want lean (the flat) or moist (the point). The point tastes way better but isn't doing any favors to your arteries.
  291. Squid Sammich

    Fun rod holder project

    Hey Bill sorry I missed you. It didn't take too long to load up the few fish I caught LOL I would have stuck around if I'd have known. At the airport now about to fly back home, Will be back on the grid this evening probably.
  292. Squid Sammich

    VMC Dynamic hooks

    Yeah Steve K those rings that come on em stock are sketchy at best. I was warned about em too so I cut them all off as well.
  293. Squid Sammich

    VMC Dynamic hooks

    Ordered mine earlier today, too bad for me they didn't come in last week as our trip leaves in the morning. Five stars for John and the crew at TFT, what a nice guy and great operation.
  294. Squid Sammich

    June Heat... anyone interested.

    It's all piggy Fay, that's why we have to thin em out as much as possible.
  295. Squid Sammich

    June Heat... anyone interested.

    I live between Freeport and Sargent. My family (Tischlers) are from Corpus and still have an uncle there.
  296. Squid Sammich

    June Heat... anyone interested.

    Thanks Bill, I hope I find a groove because there is going to be some stiff competition at the rail on this trip. Thanks again for all the advice and patience you've shown me.
  297. Squid Sammich

    June Heat... anyone interested.

    Damn I forgot B Dub was on this one also. Wish I had that much vacation left. Seriously would love to fish with him.
  298. Squid Sammich

    June Heat... anyone interested.

    I've been told more than once that the moon phase doesn't make a noticeable difference over there but here in the gulf (at least the Texas side) it ABSOLUTELY does and is always the first factor we weigh when booking a tuna trip. That being said the yft game is about 95% a nighttime activity...
  299. Squid Sammich

    Most Useful Freebies?

    Gary he said for one fish, two weeks, in a five gallon tank to use half of a weekend feeder. He is worried if you use more that it will pollute the water too much and thinks this is a bigger threat than starving the fish. If you have other advice from a pro by all means go with what you're...
  300. Squid Sammich

    Most Useful Freebies?

    Gary my aquarium buddy asked me what size tank your betta is in. He said the delayed feeders will be enough for length of trip but more concerned about water quality depending on size of tank and setup. Was going to send you a PM but looks like you have em turned off.
  301. Squid Sammich

    Most Useful Freebies?

    Gary have you come up with a comfortable solution for your betta?
  302. Squid Sammich

    Most Useful Freebies?

    I think you took both my tongue in cheek comments a tad too serious Fishy.
  303. Squid Sammich

    Most Useful Freebies?

    If you don't drink beer just wait til those who do are overserved and soon enough you may just have the rail to yourself. Either that or you may be replacing all your spectra again.
  304. Squid Sammich

    Most Useful Freebies?

    Who would sign up for a Ballast Point trip if they didn't drink beer? Just saying. :cheers:
  305. Squid Sammich

    Most Useful Freebies?

    That ballast point cart looks hard to top. Which boat hosts this trip?
  306. Squid Sammich

    Yellowtail at Alijos versus Cedros and Benitos

    So were the other anglers chumming after that?
  307. Squid Sammich

    UNITED COMPOSITS 70 VIPER (SOLD)

    Nice looking stick Jake. You upgrading to a 76?
  308. Squid Sammich

    Most Useful Freebies?

    Knowledge. You cannot put a dollar figure on it and most will never value it's true worth.
  309. Squid Sammich

    Excel Okuma trip openings

    I have an issue getting emails from Excel anyway as I never even received an email confirming my trip. I called Jason and he has the correct address , said it should have been sent from a third party but I never received it. Oh well, fingers crossed.
  310. Squid Sammich

    Excel Okuma trip openings

    Sounds like good news and the first I'm hearing of it. I had suspected this might be the case with her being in port the day prior. Is there a certain time they start letting people check in and board? I already have a room at the dolphin but I may cancel a night of it we'll see.
  311. Squid Sammich

    Long Range Topshots

    I have RA also, just really learning how to get it under control actually so I know exactly where you are coming from. About three weeks now until my first 15 dayer so I'm hoping my hands and fingers and elbows and shoulders and every other joint I never paid attention to before this holds up...
  312. Squid Sammich

    ATD 12 & 30 FS

    Dude read dates before bringing them out of the graveyard please.
  313. Squid Sammich

    Long Range Topshots

    One thing he did in that video that I have heard you shouldn't do is apply the glue to fuzzy end. The reason being glue on the fuzz can actully make large snag to get hung in your guides.
  314. Squid Sammich

    What trips are you taking in 2016?

    Just one booked this year... 15 days on the Excel in 3 weeks. I could either squeeze in another trip of 3-5 days somewhere or save that vacation and roll it over next year, try to get 2 long trips in.
  315. Squid Sammich

    If any one is bored.......

    Wouldn't have been the giant 12" dongfish that deep sixxed it would it?
  316. Squid Sammich

    Excel Okuma trip openings

    Make it happen John!
  317. Squid Sammich

    Excel Okuma trip openings

    David I have a special one I'm working on called the Capt Morgan knot, I'll let ya know how it does. Or maybe y'all will be close enough to watch from that alpha spot. ;)
  318. Squid Sammich

    sato crimps or not

    I remember when I tied one of those between my spectra and mono years ago. It was like having a caterpillar with an erection on your line. Even with the aftco bigfoot rollers it felt like you were hitting speed bumps in 4th gear.
  319. Squid Sammich

    sato crimps or not

    Jake I guess you have a serving vise/stand/whatever you take along with you on the boat? I enjoy reading varying techniques. If necessity is the mother of invention then variety and experimentation is the father of improvement.
  320. Squid Sammich

    Fishing pliers, which one?

    Those high dollar ass pliers are all a trap to get into your wallet. So many things your money would be better served on.
  321. Squid Sammich

    sato crimps or not

    Ya know I'm fairly new around here but I've already noticed there may not be a single topic that everyone can agree upon across the board emphatically. It certainly isn't this topic. So while YES that was a bold statement to say every boat and experienced angler uses double satos and tac glue...
  322. Squid Sammich

    sato crimps or not

    Enough knowledgeable experienced guys here with numerous cows and several over 300 use double crimps and I will trust their opinion.
  323. Squid Sammich

    sato crimps or not

    I think you will find a few people still using them, and some who used to use them either doing some combination/variation of a nail/nub with tac-glue now.
  324. Squid Sammich

    Harnell 542 10ft SOLD

    Love those blanks.
  325. Squid Sammich

    Wahoo crimps - these really hold tightly!

    Just realized I reposted the same info from a few months ago... Lol
  326. Squid Sammich

    Wahoo crimps - these really hold tightly!

    Thanks for the info Cliff. I will be looking forward to your other results. I found myself in a bind on my last trip as someone told me to bring knot2kinky wire for wahoo leaders but not to worry with sleeves that they would show me a couple of knots they used. The first evening at sea I asked...
  327. Squid Sammich

    Another Awesome Okuma Customer Service Experience

    Called Eddie and sent my Mak20SEa in to get cleaned and serviced. What a great guy and had my real back to me in no time. Thanks Eddie.
  328. Squid Sammich

    Last Minute Prepping Tradition.

    Call Deuce Bigelow he has experience with aquatics.
  329. Squid Sammich

    Last Minute Prepping Tradition.

    I'm sure he could, he's a nice guy and will go out of his way to help a client. You should call him up. I can't promise that he doesn't suffer from the same ailment you do so your medicine might not be safe.
  330. Squid Sammich

    Last Minute Prepping Tradition.

    Call my good buddy Mike at Big Fish Transport to remind him what time my plane touches down in SD and he "says don't worry man it's on my schedule." Have him pick me up curbside at the terminal and drive me to get tackle, beer, food anything I might have forgot in Texas and check into my hotel...
  331. Squid Sammich

    Last Minute Prepping Tradition.

    Well don't overdo it next month buddy. You have one day to clean out the whole buffer zone before we get there, better have your game face on.
  332. Squid Sammich

    Last Minute Prepping Tradition.

    That's why you were stumbling and bumbling like that? I thought you just couldn't handle your 1 Pacifico a day.
  333. Squid Sammich

    Grouper Fishing

    Not true about the luck with circle hooks and grouper. The way we fish grouper your drag is hammered down tight from the git-go, rod on the rail... This sets the hook. No luck involved. And here in the Gulf when we are fishing oil rigs for grouper we back the boat up close to the rig, engine...
  334. Squid Sammich

    A2Z surface iron (rare) set of 5 - sold

    Those look great. I have some wahoo irons I really like that look just like those. :cheers:
  335. Squid Sammich

    Grouper Fishing

    One more thing, if you want the best chance to be the one pulling a grouper up on big boat have your bait on the bottom before anyone else. I have seen it time and time and time again that the first one in the zone is the guy eating tastey grouper fillets the next day.
  336. Squid Sammich

    Grouper Fishing

    Circle hooks if you are dropper fishing. The heavy weight/tight line sets the hook automatically when they come tight. I prefer a J hook when using a jig or sliding weight rig (don't know if y'all bottom fish with those over there). Match hook size to your bait but groupers have huge mouths so...
  337. Squid Sammich

    Phenix UMBX-700MH Bass Rod

    Psssst.... tell people it's a Texas tails & tops trout rod then you will still be in the saltwater category. :) Real nice work Jim!
  338. Squid Sammich

    Free SKB tackle box Model 7200

    You're one of a kind Soda.
  339. Squid Sammich

    kite reel

    I like the way you think Fishy.
  340. Squid Sammich

    kite reel

    Bill W is the clip ring something you pick up at a tackle shop or some other place?
  341. Squid Sammich

    PowerPro MaxCuattro-Results? Opinions?

    Yeah I'm curious to know....
  342. Squid Sammich

    Wooden Tackle Box Pictures and Builders

    Really nice Gabriel. Are you taking applications for new buddies? :cheers:
  343. Squid Sammich

    Glow Powder Paints $4 Per Ounce

    I would like a 2oz jar each of the green, aqua, and orange please sir.
  344. Squid Sammich

    Need fishing reel covers?

    They look very nice. Wish I were local.
  345. Squid Sammich

    Trip to Guadalupe...What to Expect

    If you have an Avet mxj it shouldn't be considered for 80 or 60, maybe 30.
  346. Squid Sammich

    Thank you John, Basil and Mark

    John spent way more of his shop time talking to a noob today than he should have, giving him advice and helping to settle of his anxiety issues. Thanks for that John you are first class.
  347. Squid Sammich

    Mike Morris - Big Fish Transport A+

    I cannot agree with everything he said any more than I do already. Mike Morris is a top notch guy and goes out of his way (literally) again and again to help his clients out. My last trip was in November and like Eric said Mike did all of the above, along with shuttling me from the airport, to...
  348. Squid Sammich

    Wahoo Night Bite?

    Have seen it once on a butterflied lane snapper my dad soaking as a cobia bait. It was a man sized hoo and yes it was a clusterfuck.
  349. Squid Sammich

    Trip Cancel

    I know what ya mean Lou, I'm not even "old" and already have had what I consider a life altering health issue arise. That's why I am pushing forward with my first trips now even though I'm not in the best of health, I want to go while I still am able. Best of luck and health to all of you.
  350. Squid Sammich

    UNITED COMPOSIT 76 INVICTUS

    Just what the doctor ordered. :) I thank you Jake, hope your shoulder gets to feeling better!
  351. Squid Sammich

    Yo-Zuri HD 130lb Fluoro Diameter

    It would seem to me that if you wanted to "boycott" the commercial longlining and gillnetting industries you would boycott the tail end of the process - ie - the finished product (the fish at the market) because let's be honest, that is the only way as a consumer your actions will have a direct...
  352. Squid Sammich

    Your "Go to" Cow Tuna Hooks and why?

    The sight of that makes me sick to my stomach.
  353. Squid Sammich

    Another Gladiator.....

    That is just freaking gorgeous Jim. I'd almost be afraid to leave out in the rod rack. That marbling over thread under diamonds? Damn!
  354. Squid Sammich

    Custom UC 76 Viper SOLD!!!

    Sweet color combo and excellent threadwork Tim
  355. Squid Sammich

    United Composites CX 70 Gladiator

    I'm pretty sure this guy is going to be pleased too! :cheers: Thanks again Jim you are a first rate talent and gentleman. It was a pleasure and I can't wait to bend this bad boy opposite a bmf yft.
  356. Squid Sammich

    United Composites CX 76 Viper

    I'm pretty sure he will be pleased!
  357. Squid Sammich

    Seaguar premier Q's

    The line can be seen as slack as well at the reel and up the rod and appears the tag end is whipping back toward the right if I remember correctly. Really a bummer moment and incredible coincidence to catch it just at that moment on film.
  358. Squid Sammich

    Bait on long range

    Living here on the Texas coast I literally grew up throwing a castnet. Menhaden, mullet, mud minnows, pin perch, piggies, all make great bait and are readily available to a net thrower. The main draw back to throwing a net is it is hard on the bait. Scales and gills get hung in the webbing and...
  359. Squid Sammich

    Seaguar premier Q's

    Curious how long Charles had that 250# yft on before he got chewed off. Also what type of hook and how he thinks he had it hooked.
  360. Squid Sammich

    Wire

    I like the knot2kinky in the 40whatever I think its 44. You can use it over and over and they bite it just fine.
  361. Squid Sammich

    GF755XXH Purple Monster

    Jim you show off :notworthy Absolutely jaw dropping!
  362. Squid Sammich

    WTB Makaria 20ll sea

    Echo what Bill said. Pay retail, get the discounted spectra but most importantly get the 5 YR WARRANTY! Did I mention the last mak I bought from Pelagic I got 20% off retail AND still got the warranty? You tell me what's a better deal.
  363. Squid Sammich

    WTB Makaria 20ll sea

    I got mine from Chris at Pelagic Outfitters. I got a real nice price and a good deal on JBH.
  364. Squid Sammich

    UNITED COMPOSIT 76 VIPER RAIL ROD (sold pending funds)

    Bump. And shocked this awesome deal & rod are still looking for a home.
  365. Squid Sammich

    UNITED COMPOSIT 76 VIPER RAIL ROD (sold pending funds)

    Jake I just got my rod in today. Haven't got a chance to open it yet but I'm sure everything is kosher. Can't believe the bulletproof rod tube Jake mails his rods in guys. I have a twin to this rod from him and it's absolute perfection.
  366. Squid Sammich

    UNITED COMPOSIT 76 VIPER RAIL ROD (sold pending funds)

    Bump for a really badass rod and a great builder
  367. Squid Sammich

    HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016

    Here's to a great year and heavy jackpot winners. HNY BD'rs!
  368. Squid Sammich

    Crimping Not2Kinky

    Well I missed that thread Basil.
  369. Squid Sammich

    Custom Seeker White Tiger 63XXXH SOLD

    Man that looks sharp Tim. Awesome threadwork
  370. Squid Sammich

    Crimping Not2Kinky

    Again it didn't slip. The sleeve didn't pull down to the hook. I don't have a picture of it, perhaps I can take one later for visual purposes. Maybe I can explain it like this - The loop at the hook was shaped like a "U" prior to the pressure of a fish but after pressure was applied the end of...
  371. Squid Sammich

    Crimping Not2Kinky

    Nope the crimp didn't slide, just the wire bent down snug around the hook, sort of squeezing it. The loop just elongated or stretched out, deformed. I told Larry on the trip and showed him that and how I thought a ringed hook might actually be beneficial in that circumstance. Thanks for the...
  372. Squid Sammich

    Crimping Not2Kinky

    Tim I noticed on my last trip that when I used the knot2kinky (which isn't supposed to kink) that after catching a fish the loop end at the hook actually did pull down and squeeze tight around hook eye. While I wouldn't call it a "kink" and I continued fishing and landing fish with the same...
  373. Squid Sammich

    Crimping Not2Kinky

    Garry I fished a 10 day in November and used the 45# K2K with #1 sleeves. I didn't go in the 3rd time either. I only used 1 sleeve to promote stealthiness. I only hooked and caught one wahoo on this setup but it was the manner in which I brought him in that makes me think you're crimp will also...
  374. Squid Sammich

    sardine fishing with mak 20/100lb. and which rod?

    That 76 Viper is amazing. If you're on that trip and don't win one you might just find yourself buying one very soon. I love mine.
  375. Squid Sammich

    wtb tady 4/0 lights

    If you can't find a particular color send your ones you don't like color scheme on to Fishdoggary. Gary can make Michelangelo jealous with his skills.
  376. Squid Sammich

    Here's you're sign....

    So true Spanky. I think John TFT has the right frame of mind.
  377. Squid Sammich

    Andros 16 for dropper/troll

    Thanks Justin.
  378. Squid Sammich

    Andros 16 for dropper/troll

    I know this thread is about the andros and I'm sorry for hijacking but how does the Predator compare with the Raptor? The specs are very similar. Are they the same type/purpose rod?
  379. Squid Sammich

    Rail rods

    How much drag do you normally fish David? If you get the chance go into CharkBait and pull on some of the new UNited Composites factory rail rods. This will give you a feel for the different models and how they differ from a regular harness rod. UC really makes some fine rail rod blanks and I...
  380. Squid Sammich

    Here's you're sign....

    We used Harnells here as well! Have a couple of 10 footers I wrapped for surf and jetty fishing and even a couple of my dad's old Harnell tarpon rods he wrapped and used on the piers and jetties of Padre Island and Port Aransas back in the day. Great sticks and absolutely irreplaceable.
  381. Squid Sammich

    Here's you're sign....

    Confession - I have taken one L.R. Trip (a 10 day on the Intrepid in November). Cow fishing wasn't even considered as it was a "variety trip". So I had 2 mak20s and a mak30 in the way taking up space. The rod storage on the Intrepid could be so much better considering how first class everything...
  382. Squid Sammich

    Here's you're sign....

    True scold but cow fishing only represents a portion of the fishing done from these boats. And a lot of people use 7'6" or longer for lighter classes whether fly lining or jigging.
  383. Squid Sammich

    Here's you're sign....

    Couldn't stand my 7'6" rods up on the Intrepid. They had to ride up front. Really nice boat but this small thing sucks. I heard the Excel you can stand up an 8 footer. I'll find out when I fish Wahoodad's trip.
  384. Squid Sammich

    Here's you're sign....

    the "extra" spaces are farther up front with no numbers on them. What they're saying is don't put your rods on someone else's number regardless if there's a rod there or not because they may move them there later.
  385. Squid Sammich

    Royal Star

    I can vouch for what speyman said above as I was on the trip also. Chairs in the way of accessing your tackle every single time. And also just walking from the cabin to the rail. Excuse me. Pardon me. May I get thru please? But the same thing went for the tackle boxes with the rod holders parked...
  386. Squid Sammich

    What do you think of this as a Wahoo Bomb?

    Forgive me for asking but wouldn't it be better to go shorter instead of longer, to get the hook closer to the likely grab spot? It looks sweet though.
  387. Squid Sammich

    Here's you're sign....

    It's reverse psychology Dave. ;)
  388. Squid Sammich

    Hook design for tuna

    Is the point of a Trokar not a cutting point? That doesn't worry you guys who are fishing it?
  389. Squid Sammich

    Perfect starter hook pack by trip?

    Bill I just received the VMC dynamics I ordered off eBay and you're absolutely right the rings are crap.
  390. Squid Sammich

    Perfect starter hook pack by trip?

    On a slightly different note. What is the likelihood of you buy hooks on eBay that you get a couterfeit hook? I imagine getting a fake mutu is possible but I would think the vmc' would not offer a big enough profit margin to copy?
  391. Squid Sammich

    Perfect starter hook pack by trip?

    Glad you seem to know all the facts and what works best for everybody. You are certainly destined to make a lot of friends here.
  392. Squid Sammich

    Perfect starter hook pack by trip?

    A lot of folks on here prefer to not use a ring. These are experienced fishermen who have put in their time and come to their opinion from hours soaking bait. There's arguments to be made on both sides but just like most everything it's personal preference.
  393. Squid Sammich

    Good Ol' Calstar BT196-7

    Stunning Jim. Absolute perfection.
  394. Squid Sammich

    Seaguar premier Q's

    Thanks guys I have a lot to learn.
  395. Squid Sammich

    Seaguar premier Q's

    So if using premier it's a good idea to bring some 150 as well?
  396. Squid Sammich

    First trip + swordfishing?

    http://longrangesportfishingsandiegostyle.com Jeff's books.
  397. Squid Sammich

    First trip + swordfishing?

    At the Rail by Bill Roecker is a really good book as well as Jeff's, especially for newer to the LR scene angler's.
  398. Squid Sammich

    First trip + swordfishing?

    No, 1800 during day.... Night time much shallower. Near the thermocline usually. But yes I agree either set up would be asking for a disaster on a typical LR boat.
  399. Squid Sammich

    First trip + swordfishing?

    Here's a good article focusing on Brett and the Booby Trap team with some good broadbill info in it. Some of it is specific to Texas but at the same time it says broads universally seek the same general depths to hang out. The article has some info on daytime, night time and even trolling for...
  400. Squid Sammich

    First trip + swordfishing?

    If you don't try you never will catch one so like Basil said do your thing.
  401. Squid Sammich

    First trip + swordfishing?

    When fishing swords at night you don't have to go down too deep, anywhere from a few hundred feet to the surface with big bait (preferably fresh squid) and lots of light both on the boat and on your leader. They come near the surface at night to feed so this is the reason you target them up top...
  402. Squid Sammich

    First trip + swordfishing?

    I'm not exactly sure the habits of Pacific swords but I imagine they closely resemble those of swords here in the Gulf which are very depth and bottom contour/current specific. The likelihood that you would find yourself drifting in these depths while targeting tuna or something else is pretty...
  403. Squid Sammich

    UNITED COMPOSIT 76 VIPER RAIL ROD (sold pending funds)

    Casting length and to keep the fish off the hull.
  404. Squid Sammich

    UNITED COMPOSIT 76 VIPER RAIL ROD (sold pending funds)

    Another beauty Jake. Bump for a good guy and great rod builder.
  405. Squid Sammich

    Hook design for tuna

    A friend of mine who owned a tackle shop used to long line here in the gulf years ago. They used a mustad hook similar to the 7691 but beefier and heavily offset. They were mainly after swords but from time to time they would hook a giant bft that would utterly wreck their gear. I prefer non...
  406. Squid Sammich

    Gun Permits to carry

    Yep, not going to sway opinions here. I think it has a lot to do with how and what you were brought up around. For instance, my dad taught me at a young age to respect the law, other people, nature, and firearms. I had my own rifle at a very early age and he taught me not only how to use it...
  407. Squid Sammich

    300 Blackout pistol

    It's a perfect platform for hog hunting here in "relatively" close quarters here. You built this one right. Great components.
  408. Squid Sammich

    Finally a Tender Juicy Smoked Brisket Recipe

    Sounds good. I haven't read the whole thing yet and I intend to but I can tell you right now if you want to smoke a brisket "Texas style" and I think the art of it truly has been refined here, don't turn the brisket over. You may rotate it depending on your smoker air flow but turning it over is...
  409. Squid Sammich

    Long range fishing out of San Diego for a relative newbie

    I second wils recommendation on riding a BIG boat your first time. All these boats are incredible, but the bigger boat will offer you certain little perks the smaller ones can't measure up to not the least of which is ride if it gets bumpy. I'm not taking anything away from the smaller boats...
  410. Squid Sammich

    Gun Permits to carry

    The Washington Post huh? Yeah those facts are airtight no doubt.
  411. Squid Sammich

    Gun Permits to carry

    Certain areas in the US yes many citizens are armed, but there are also areas (mostly urban settings) where a high percentage of those firearms are in the wrong hands. Do you disagree with that? I live in a rural setting and I have absolutely no fear of my neighbors or anyone around here...
  412. Squid Sammich

    Gun Permits to carry

    So plj46 by what you are saying based on population the crime rate of Switzerland should more closely resemble the crime rate of Los Angeles alone than the whole of the US. I don't think these facts support your argument.
  413. Squid Sammich

    Gun Permits to carry

    Your sarcasm is duely noted Parker but consider this, in Switzerland where every home is required to own a firearm they have the lowest rate of violent crime in the world. Kind of ironic don't ya think?
  414. Squid Sammich

    THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY

    That's what I thought it was.
  415. Squid Sammich

    THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY

    John is that hook snelled with mono?
  416. Squid Sammich

    Gun Permits to carry

    Here's all the proof you need...
  417. Squid Sammich

    Gun Permits to carry

    The terrorist fuck was advertising on dating sites and overseas find a wife type sites. Pretty good chance he was exactly like you say.
  418. Squid Sammich

    THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY

    I know some people are using the 3 turn uni to present a lighter, more stealthy bait. Couldn't say that it is any stronger than a welded ring, this can't be a common occurrence can it?
  419. Squid Sammich

    THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY

    That is some heavy duty pulling there Donna. Way to blame it on Andy :-)
  420. Squid Sammich

    Gun Permits to carry

    How is banning firearms going to make anyone's life safer exactly? You honestly believe that will keep them out of these people's hands? Hmmmm
  421. Squid Sammich

    300 Blackout pistol

    Nice build. 300 BLK is a lot of fun to shoot, especially if you have a suppressor.
  422. Squid Sammich

    What ccw gun do you carry

    I forgot to mention my Kahr is one of the more accurate handguns I own, and I own a lot (including H&K USP's, Kimbers, Colt Gold Cups, Springfields, S&W revolvers and a Colt Python). It has always held tight groups out of the box and with regular cleaning it continues to do so.
  423. Squid Sammich

    What ccw gun do you carry

    Not true. All handguns have a required break in to be reliable and trusted. I was told upon purchase of my Kahr 300 rounds break in. I used cheap FMJ ammo to accomplish this. Then I fired 20 rounds of the defense ammo to insure proper feed and cycling. I cannot stress the importance of that...
  424. Squid Sammich

    What ccw gun do you carry

    Kahr p380 - sweet sweet trigger. 10oz unloaded. Super thin and concealable Sig p238 - you already know Kimber solo 9mm Crimson trace grips. S&W EMP40 more thump
  425. Squid Sammich

    Advice for my guns stashed in the house

    The rotating of the mags is solid advice. Swap them every few weeks if you can remember to do so.
  426. Squid Sammich

    Gun Permits to carry

    As someone who lives in a license to carry state I am very thankful for the right to protect myself and loved ones against those who would do us harm. It doesn't even necessarily matter IF armed citizens have in the past stopped mass shootings but I am firmly convinced these types of tragedies...
  427. Squid Sammich

    UNITED COMPOSITES INVICTUS ((RAIL ROD)) SOLD

    What a great steal. I mean deal.
  428. Squid Sammich

    Santa Claus #2 weave

    Sweet Jesus that's crazy. Awesome job Steve.
  429. Squid Sammich

    Calstar 770-4XH "Cow Killer"

    Beautiful, and such attention to detail. You are an artist Jim. The blank is your canvas and thread your paint.
  430. Squid Sammich

    Help with new rod? What will it do?

    nice fish. Tyler is a heck of a nice guy too. Great attitude
  431. Squid Sammich

    F/S CUSTOM CAL STAR GF 770XXH RATED 100/130 LB COW/RAIL ROD (SOLD)

    I can personally second the fact Jake builds incredible rods. I have a rail rod he built and it's a beast and a work of art. He packages it up super well for shipping also, no worries about damage.
  432. Squid Sammich

    how does the Interpid do in ruff water?

    How many of y'all have ever witnessed a hooked fish cutting off the anchor rope? I know it's happened it just doesn't seem like the odds would be very high for it to be a regular occurrence.
  433. Squid Sammich

    Reel For Wahoo Iron?

    I like my JX raptors. All the drag and line capacity needed for the job in a smaller easier to handle package. The HXJ is nice too but after a lot of chunking and winding every little bit helps keep me from wearing down. I ain't the young buck I once was.
  434. Squid Sammich

    Lupe even better

    Mike was Phil on your Nov 1st trip? I met him at the dock that morning and he seemed like a real nice guy. Was wondering how he did.
  435. Squid Sammich

    how does the Interpid do in ruff water?

    Any and all boats have unavoidable downtown. Heck the Excel had to delay or scrub trip recently I believe? It's part of the game. If it makes you feel better avoid the boat by all means but what does bitching and moaning on a public forum accomplish other than making you look immature?
  436. Squid Sammich

    Power pro vs Jerry Brown vs Cortland hollow core spectra

    There is some real good Info in the toro tamer thread, I think you would learn some things in it if you haven't read it already. I have one of my Mak20s filled with 100# JBH with a 130# JBH top shot. And I have another Mak20 filled with straight 100# thread lock (bought it used filled with...
  437. Squid Sammich

    Footwear recommendations

    I had the evair crocs. I don't recommend them.
  438. Squid Sammich

    Flat Fall, butterfly and knife jigs.

    The swivel is on a split ring. Or rather the split ring with jig in tow is on the swivel ring. The beauty of it is there is no stress on the split ring other than the weight of the jig.
  439. Squid Sammich

    Blue Dream at the Buffer Zone

    Work twice as hard to be half as good.... I like that. I'm going to have to apply that in April. Glad you, or whomever, saved Ms Donna and her gear from the grinners.
  440. Squid Sammich

    Flat Fall, butterfly and knife jigs.

    Eric is right in his statement above, the solid ring of the stinger is where you "traditionally" tie on. The problem is, unless you make your own stingers it's almost impossible to find one with a ring that's not a piece of shit. They almost all use the cheap stamped rings with the edges that...
  441. Squid Sammich

    how does the Interpid do in ruff water?

    I was recently in some pretty sloppy stuff on her and I can't say enough good things about how she rode and how quiet she is. Blew me away.
  442. Squid Sammich

    UC 76 Viper

    That's a classy looking stick Bill!
  443. Squid Sammich

    Blue Dream at the Buffer Zone

    Beautiful picture you are painting Joe.
  444. Squid Sammich

    The Intrepid Angler of the Year Award.... CATCH -A-THREE RIDE FOR FREE is BACK!!

    Congrats soda pop. If the good vibes you bring to the board are indicative of your boat manners this is a well deserved reward.
  445. Squid Sammich

    80w and 130's

    Well said fishy
  446. Squid Sammich

    How relevant is rod length ?

    Would you jump out of an airplane without a parachute to be different from the bandwagon bs? Sometimes everyone does something one way because it's what works.
  447. Squid Sammich

    80w and 130's

    $1000 for a kite rig is peanuts in the grand scheme of things, especially when you spend thousands of $$$ on the boat fee, tackle, travel, and everything else only to lose that fish of a lifetime on gear you borrowed and have no clue as to it's condition. Would a trophy hunter borrow a rifle he...
  448. Squid Sammich

    80w and 130's

    I find it a little surprising that people will spend thousands and thousands of dollars on a trip like this to target HUGE tuna, wanting to catch a HUGE tuna, and cheap out on the single most important factor that will be put to the test besides yourself. If I were to save my money on anything...
  449. Squid Sammich

    Another Big Fish Transport Success Story

    Back atcha Mike and all other BD'rs.
  450. Squid Sammich

    Need some insight on booking 1st LR trip

    Don't overthink it. Grab your socks and your cock and jump on a plane.
  451. Squid Sammich

    Need some insight on booking 1st LR trip

    I want to reiterate what Basil said, if you ultimately want to go on a 15 day don't pussyfoot around. Book a 15 day. Don't let yourself be intimidated by the whole thing just jump the fk in. I just got back from my first long range trip a couple weeks ago, AMAZING. And yes the people were all...
  452. Squid Sammich

    Okuma Makairas

    I have a mak20sea step spliced with 100/130 but I want to avoid having any 100 on my kite rig if at all possible.
  453. Squid Sammich

    Okuma Makairas

    For a kite outfit, would the mak50 do the job or is a 50w preferable?
  454. Squid Sammich

    WTB: PHENIX PHD 760X2H

    Great rod I love mine. Lots of backbone there. Good luck.
  455. Squid Sammich

    Wahoo crimps - these really hold tightly!

    They weren't the crimps Mr Mayo suggested but on the boat I took what I could get and I believe they were AFT size A1 single barrel short sleeves but don't quote me on that. They were the only sleeves I could find which were the correct diameter for the 44# Knot2Kinky... Very small O.D.
  456. Squid Sammich

    Wahoo crimps - these really hold tightly!

    I sent 'em to your place Dave, told em I have a friend that can make them famous.
  457. Squid Sammich

    Wahoo crimps - these really hold tightly!

    ^more stealthy and all you need if crimped correctly.
  458. Squid Sammich

    Where a great trip breaks down.....

    I guess I'm on the "younger" end of the spectrum on the normal long range trip (I'm 41) but I've been living the last few years with rheumatoid arthritis. I gained a lot of weight from the steroids they gave me at first and trying to adjust being much less active than before. The RA and the...
  459. Squid Sammich

    Wahoo crimps - these really hold tightly!

    I used the nicopress crimper and one short sleeve on each end of a knot 2 kinky leader I think 42 lb and caught one 35# wahoo and three 20 lb dodo's on the same leader. The wahoo really forced me to get on it heavy as there were seals mauling people's fish so I thumbed the spool and drug him in...
  460. Squid Sammich

    royal polaris having a tough trip in deep south waters

    Whole lot of speculation ITT and most of it is started as fact.
  461. Squid Sammich

    Where a great trip breaks down.....

    What is the standard protocol for people who don't sort fish and don't catch bait? We had a few of the latter and one who did neither.
  462. Squid Sammich

    Intrepid 10 Day, Departing 11-02-15

    There were bananas on the boat! But I doubt either of those two had a say in it. Just read Roy's assessment above and this has to be the reason!
  463. Squid Sammich

    Intrepid 10 Day, Departing 11-02-15

    Well said Mike. I met some great people and new friends, including yourself. I had a blast and caught plenty of fish despite not fishing very hard and I will be back.
  464. Squid Sammich

    Intrepid 10 Day, Departing 11-02-15

    I agree for the most part spinner, but when the first big fish of the season are checked in the day before your trip you have to plan on the possibility of that changing the game plan. Again I said I mostly agree.
  465. Squid Sammich

    Another Big Fish Transport Success Story

    http://bigfishtransport.com/ Here's a link to Mike's page. And just to add to this story, Mike is taking a couple of rods damaged on the boat ride over to SaltyDawg for me. This guy takes care of my gear like it's his own and keeps going out of his way to help. Thanks again Mike.
  466. Squid Sammich

    Intrepid 10 Day, Departing 11-02-15

    I'm not going to lie I wanted a shot at cows and when I booked this trip I did it knowing there was an outside shot at some beef moving onto the lower banks at this time. Watching the Indy unload on the 1st just got more hyped. But like I said, the chartermaster and captain made a game plan, the...
  467. Squid Sammich

    Intrepid 10 Day, Departing 11-02-15

    Did you not read the post you quoted or the other one above?
  468. Squid Sammich

    Another Big Fish Transport Success Story

    OK sorry about that, texting technical difficulties. Just left San Diego this morning from taking my first long range trip and have to say I'm blown away on so many levels. But the one thing that made my experience so care free and amazing was meeting Mike Morris and using his concierge...
  469. Squid Sammich

    Intrepid 10 Day, Departing 11-02-15

    Nice meeting you and fishing with you jack. You gave the skinnies hell! Hope we get to fish together again.
  470. Squid Sammich

    Intrepid 10 Day, Departing 11-02-15

    We made a straight run for the rocks to target skinnies despite the bumpy seas. So 2 days straight run on front end of trip. Arrived to find the Angler there and on anchor, getting tossed around quite a bit. We trolled the area pretty thoroughly and managed only a skin or two so we headed to the...
  471. Squid Sammich

    Aftermarket 4:8:1 Gears Penn Fathom Star Drag

    Well i was going to put these in but I left them back in Texas. Realized as soon as I got to the hotel and started getting tackle ready. Anywhere I can pick a set up in SD tonight?
  472. Squid Sammich

    Things starting to happen on the lower banks

    It seems there was a thread on the Indy that's not up now? Or maybe I've just drank too many Shiner Bocks...
  473. Squid Sammich

    Things starting to happen on the lower banks

    It was pretty cool to see that fish tip the scales at 304. Jeff had said it wasn't going to weigh 290 that the guys had screwed up taping it. We catch yft back home but nothing like that. It was cool to see.
  474. Squid Sammich

    Things starting to happen on the lower banks

    I was at the dock this morning and heard him say they were all the way down fwiw.
  475. Squid Sammich

    Intrepid 10 Day, Departing 11-02-15

    Man I'm sorry too Roy. I got busy rigging up some tackle and just smooth lost track of time. Looking forward to meeting you and the rest of the gang mañana.
  476. Squid Sammich

    Intrepid 10 Day, Departing 11-02-15

    Thanks Roy I might take you up on that if I don't crash out. Couldn't sleep too well for some reason lol. I was out early and went down to watch the Indy unload. That "290" they had wasn't 290 at all. Talk about false advertising. It tipped the scales at 304. Beautiful fish and they had some...
  477. Squid Sammich

    Penn 30SW Cal Sheets

    Great seller to deal with. Basil is all class.
  478. Squid Sammich

    Intrepid 10 Day, Departing 11-02-15

    Flight keeps getting pushed back. Sure as fk hope I make it in by tomorrow.
  479. Squid Sammich

    Intrepid 10 Day, Departing 11-02-15

    My flight leaves in the morning also. I hope the weather in Houston doesn't cause big problems.
  480. Squid Sammich

    NEW Custom Varmac live bait rod SOLD

    Too pretty to be sitting here this long.
  481. Squid Sammich

    Aftermarket 4:8:1 Gears Penn Fathom Star Drag

    Thanks fellaz. If i decide to not pack grease in my luggage when I fly into SD I should be able to get some at west marine or some parts store in point loma. Might not bring reel oil either. I can see the baggage handlers smashing it til it busts and oils down my clothes
  482. Squid Sammich

    Aftermarket 4:8:1 Gears Penn Fathom Star Drag

    Ok so I have the fth25n and the gears, how much nickel seize should apply and to what points exactly when I make the swap?
  483. Squid Sammich

    Hoos Tuna Run and Gun 11/12/15 - 11/25/15

    I'm on the next trip, y'all quit trying to cut it short LOL. Good luck Soda and gang.
  484. Squid Sammich

    Reels Who likes what best?

    Lots of good info here. Thanks for taking the time guys!
  485. Squid Sammich

    Indy gets a decent one

    This thickening of the plot is killing me. I can't wait 'til Monday!
  486. Squid Sammich

    Whats up with the Excel?

    Can't say enough good things about Mike, he's helping me on my first LR this week as well. I'm sorry about your trip being poo poo'd man it's tough luck but it can happen to anyone or any boat. Don't let it derail your plans to long range and best of luck next time.
  487. Squid Sammich

    Royal Star Tiburon 10 day

    Awesome! Glad y'all had some fun.
  488. Squid Sammich

    (SOLD). NEW SUPER SEEKER 3 X 5

    Beautiful work Jake Those colors go brilliantly together. Congrats on a sweet stick Monzer. Jake packages your rod up very well for shipping and gets it out in a timely manner. You won't be waiting long. Thanks again Jake!
  489. Squid Sammich

    Long Range Camaraderie – Random acts of kindness. Any stories?

    Man I can't count the dumb questions I have asked wahoodad the last 3 or 4 months and he has always been so gracious and patient. Thank you David it means a lot. Same with Larry Brown. I popped Larry with a question from the clear blue after reading an article he wrote on wahoo. Next thing I...
  490. Squid Sammich

    Intrepid 10 Day, Departing 11-02-15

    I'm no expert as I have not flown with reels in tow but I have read here and a few other places that carry on reels are permitted but are not supposed to have line on them. I guess it can be used to tie people up or something I don't know? But that being said there were people who said they...
  491. Squid Sammich

    Intrepid 10 Day, Departing 11-02-15

    From everything I have read carry-on of reels is usually not an issue, BUT technically they are not supposed to have line on them if carried on the plane. So that aspect is the great variable in the equation. Now consider the fact if I am to carry my reels on the size of the bag required to pack...
  492. Squid Sammich

    Intrepid 10 Day, Departing 11-02-15

    It wasn't an issue so much of checking baggage/gear/fees (I believe sporting eqpt is supposed to only be charged as one piece of luggage no matter the # of pieces), I was more concerned with my rods/gear getting destroyed in the baggage handling.
  493. Squid Sammich

    Intrepid 10 Day, Departing 11-02-15

    Roy I shipped 4 pkgs standard fedex to SoCal. The costliest pkg was by far the rod tube. I lengthened it barely long enough to hold my 7.5 footers and it weighed 19 lbs if I remember correctly. From SoTex to Socal insured for $1700 it cost me $135 for that pkg alone. Also had a pkg with tackle...
  494. Squid Sammich

    WTB MAKAIRA 20 SEA

    Pelagic hooked me up real nice on mak20, filled it with JBH 100 for $0.01
  495. Squid Sammich

    Intrepid 10 Day, Departing 11-02-15

    Just shipped my babies off for school on the west coast. $325 one way. Ouch.
  496. Squid Sammich

    BIG Hooks....

    I got some of those L&P hooks from a buddy who used to longline. They are very stout to put it mildly.
  497. Squid Sammich

    United Composites CP70H-F

    Another masterpiece. Well done Mr Trelikes. :cheers:
  498. Squid Sammich

    Breaking News on fishing Guadalupe!

    Is there a prime time to fish Lupe? These would be shorter trips right like 5-8 days?
  499. Squid Sammich

    Wahoo Advice

    Guys here were running their marauders on heavy single strand claiming they got bit much better than those on 49 strand. I never fished with those guys or tried it to find out.
  500. Squid Sammich

    WTB MAKAIRA 20 SEA

    When is your trip, which boat?
  501. Squid Sammich

    Intrepid 10 Day, Departing 11-02-15

    Was heading out the Surfside jetties one morning quartering into choppy 5 foot seas in my buddies Contender. Not the kind of seas you want to kick the afterburners in on. The Big E came flying by us blowing thru the chop. Impressive to see a boat of that size making that kind of time and...
  502. Squid Sammich

    WTB MAKAIRA 20 SEA

    If your budget allows just scrape up the extra few bucks you would save buying used and drive one off the showroom floor. The benefit you would get from this is ensuring the 5year warranty would be covered as Okuma states in writing this warranty is not transferable. Just my 2 cents.
  503. Squid Sammich

    Moving back to Texas

    Last few times I was out on DD boats they had a small live bait well (plastic drum) that we always filled with pin perch at the dock or blue runners while we were out if we were lucky. It has been a while since I've been out with them though.
  504. Squid Sammich

    new avet owner

    "especially if you abuse your equipment and do things you arent supposed do in the first place... Other than that, your fine" That's anything you do in life.
  505. Squid Sammich

    UNTIED COMPOSITES 76 VIPER (SOLD)

    Can't believe this badass stick is still here.
  506. Squid Sammich

    UNTIED COMPOSITES 76 VIPER (SOLD)

    Yeah it's purdy. And I want one of these. It's really tempting.
  507. Squid Sammich

    International 50 VSW

    Joe is a great seller. Everything is always packaged well and shipped very quickly.
  508. Squid Sammich

    new avet owner

    Great I should have my bases covered then thanks!
  509. Squid Sammich

    new avet owner

    I have 3 jx raptors. 2 with 65lb solid backing, and 1 with 60lb hollow (just the way it worked out). Probably use these for most wahoo duties - jigs, bombs, some bait maybe... Also have 2 mx raptors - 1 mxj that might be a little undergunned for wahoo bait? And an mxl that might see some bait...
  510. Squid Sammich

    THE REST OF THE STORY --- AKA FCKN WAHOO! EXCEL PHENIX RODS 10 DAY TRIP

    Great report John. Hope I get to share the rail with you some day, either here or over there.
  511. Squid Sammich

    Spear fishing

    Might have better luck in the spear fishing forum than the classifieds. Just a hunch.
  512. Squid Sammich

    new avet owner

    Hi I am making my first long range trip soon (a 10 day on the Intrepid) and I have a few new raptors I am taking with me. My questions are: should I grease the drag washers and if so with what exactly (there are several types of Cal's apparently), and also are there any spare parts I should have...
  513. Squid Sammich

    Wts: daiwa saltiga z30

    I live in Texas so give me the reel + $125 and I will take it off your hands . Oh yeah, cash only. LOL
  514. Squid Sammich

    US 90 Monster

    I ESPECIALLY like this one Mr Bill :cheers: thank you once again!
  515. Squid Sammich

    Wahoo Jigs

    Rules me out I guess. I'd require shipping
  516. Squid Sammich

    Intrepid 10 Day, Departing 11-02-15

    Man I had the most frightening experience happen at work yesterday. So ready to set sail on this trip and get away.
  517. Squid Sammich

    UC Invictus

    I agree, she's a stunner.
  518. Squid Sammich

    Word to the wise- First Aid

    "How do you let something like that get so out of control?" Waterborne bacteria can cause infections that rage uncontrollably within a few short hours. Here on the gulf coast wadefishing the shallow water estuaries is the big thing but if you have an open wound it can cost you a limb or your...
  519. Squid Sammich

    Wahoo thoughts

    I am going to do whatever I can, within the boundaries of the law, to put the most possible fish below deck. But I am cruel like that.
  520. Squid Sammich

    Wahoo thoughts

    This thread is cruel. :rolleyes:
  521. Squid Sammich

    Sold

    Sweet rods. Wish i were local. I saw the pics. They are very clean.
  522. Squid Sammich

    6'6'' cow rod $150

    Egret that wasn't you who drove the Bugatti off into the lagoon over there was it? Another complimentary bump.
  523. Squid Sammich

    6'6'' cow rod $150

    My issue isn't that I've never seen a spoofer. I just don't think it would end well if you tangled with a cow on that rod. Free bump. Help a brother out
  524. Squid Sammich

    6'6'' cow rod $150

    A chocolate 50# sabre with a reelseat on LSD?
  525. Squid Sammich

    BX2-500n and torsa 16n

    Text me pics of the Bx2, esp of the thread holes. 979-Eight 48- 79 One 4
  526. Squid Sammich

    Scale to calibrate you reels

    Sorry I misread something thru the bottom of my cocktail glass ;) I will have to work some drag settings out.
  527. Squid Sammich

    Trolling lures bring them or leave them?

    Those are still good lures and colors, take 'em!
  528. Squid Sammich

    Scale to calibrate you reels

    When you set your drag you should measure it with line threaded through all the guides and pulling down such as a fish would to take into account the small amount of drag the guides and tip imparts? Or is it acceptable to measure by pulling straight off the reel?
  529. Squid Sammich

    25' Farallon W/ Cummins Diesel

    That's a badass rig. So clean.
  530. Squid Sammich

    19 Hoop nets for sale

    We have a few lobsters here but not that many. Damn shrimpers drag em all up. Dang good deal though.
  531. Squid Sammich

    19 Hoop nets for sale

    I'm sure she will be ok once you cook her some :cheers:
  532. Squid Sammich

    19 Hoop nets for sale

    Awesome. Thanks. Sorry OP
  533. Squid Sammich

    19 Hoop nets for sale

    Not trying to hijack but what do you catch in these?
  534. Squid Sammich

    hooks and weights

    I'll take em. Pm sent
  535. Squid Sammich

    Health Related PSA for My Fellow LR'ers

    And I'm a pastey white kracka! I have to wear FRC coveralls at work and have been working 7-12s since first week of february so no opportunities to tan. What is a good brand of sunscreen that will last and not burn your eyes too bad?
  536. Squid Sammich

    just booked first LR trip

    I hear you! I'm flying as well. Only asked because if you were driving it would be nothing to take your spinner along.
  537. Squid Sammich

    Wahoo thoughts

    I have been pondering doing that exact thing.
  538. Squid Sammich

    just booked first LR trip

    Mike are you going to fly or drive?
  539. Squid Sammich

    just booked first LR trip

    The farther west you go the fewer spinning rods you will see. As Gary Grant says they're gay :gay:but you will have to ask fishybuzz about that. You might be ok catching yt's or small tuna on 30# eggbeater but it will be a wild ride if you get a decent tuna on.
  540. Squid Sammich

    just booked first LR trip

    Hey Mike about 2 or 3 months ago I did the exact same thing you did, booked my first ever l.r. trip solo on the Excel on the Phenix 10 day sept 2016. Then I started thinking I can't wait that damn long so I booked one this Nov on the Intrepid. The main thing is to relax and have fun because...
  541. Squid Sammich

    26oz Catchy Spinners

    Thanks guys. I don't mind asking the crew or fellow fishermen for help Steve, but I'd like to have the components there with me and leave nothing to chance.
  542. Squid Sammich

    26oz Catchy Spinners

    Ok full disclosure, I'm a newb so feel free to beat me up for asking a newb question.... Are these 26 oz spinners as good as some reports say? What is the preferred rigging: 400lb cable? Double hooks? Hook type? 180 deg? I already have a few of them but don't have them rigged and want to make...
  543. Squid Sammich

    Intrepid 10 Day, Departing 11-02-15

    Thanks Roy looking forward to meeting you as well. How many of y'all are driving out together?
  544. Squid Sammich

    WTB - Avet Raptor

    What size? Might be an important detail.
  545. Squid Sammich

    Intrepid 10 Day, Departing 11-02-15

    Is the trip insurance worth it? How many of you regs buy it?
  546. Squid Sammich

    Intrepid 10 Day, Departing 11-02-15

    Thanks Connor and everyone else for the encouragement.
  547. Squid Sammich

    Intrepid 10 Day, Departing 11-02-15

    Yeah I definately don't want to be wasting time at the rail hung up in snafu tangled mess and I damn sure don't want to be the guy who causes someone to lose a fish, it makes me sick to think of it. I'm always pretty good at following my bait/fish up and down the rail and staying perpendicular...
  548. Squid Sammich

    Intrepid 10 Day, Departing 11-02-15

    Thanks Chris I'm looking forward to it. I think 99.9% of fishermen are good people so really my only worry is how I'm going to sleep the 2 weeks prior to the trip. :cheers:
  549. Squid Sammich

    Selling all of my gear... Reels first

    Gustavo you have some nice gear there and I hate to see you lose it but you are doing the right thing, your little girls are far more valuable. Bless you and your family and best wishes for a speedy recovery.
  550. Squid Sammich

    Intrepid 10 Day, Departing 11-02-15

    Yeah I'm blazing a trail solo. Been waiting and waiting for friends and family to commit to a trip but got tired of waiting and said F it, I'm not getting any younger, I can make friends on the boat! I'm flying from Houston on Halloween and flying back on Friday 13th. I hope that's not a bad omen.
  551. Squid Sammich

    Intrepid 10 Day, Departing 11-02-15

    I'll be there. My first ever west coast trip.
  552. Squid Sammich

    BigFishTransport ReviewThe day we

    Hey Mike I mailed you about your services a few days ago.
  553. Squid Sammich

    WTS Accurate BX2 500 used 1 time 360.00

    If sale falls thru text me 979-848-7914 Thanks, Matt
  554. Squid Sammich

    BigFishTransport ReviewThe day we

    Mike I will be getting in touch with you soon for your services.
  555. Squid Sammich

    Roll Call: Excel - Phenix Rods Trip Leaving 9/27

    Will be on this trip in 2016, already booked