Nope. Not in SoCal with fuel, a full livewell, ice and 3 guys. It's a fantastic platform for drift live bait fishing and anchor fishing. The 25...
Loved my 5s...
Check out @pointarguelloyachtclub on insta.
Jeff goes by @skiff here.
12/16 size 80# with the balloon
20 size 100# with the flyer
50 size 130# with the yummy
Great setup if you like the feel. Killed a lot of big ones on the mak 20sea 140-350 on a PHD 4x this year. I prefer a Grafighter 770XXH, but I’m...
fishermans has them
You should be able to make a deal on a Albemarle 290 Express Fisherma (2008-2011 are the model years) for 100k.
11' beam and twin yanmar or...
100# braid is the right line for the double trouble, it flies a lot easier in light wind. You also would rather have a 20 visx for that job. I own...
They’re like talicas, not quite as smooth, with smaller handle knobs.
I’d own them, but I Prefer talicas for 15-40#, and prefer penn visx reels...
anyone seen any nice 2801 CC builds, west coast style? Wondering if anyone has done a bigger version of RockCods with a tower, etc?
PM sent LOCAL SFV
Glass 270-8 is the most fun and most versatile when and if the bait supply transitions to anchovies.
Trinidad 12-14-16 or a Talica 8, Torque...
580 yards of 100# Izor Hollow on one and 600 yards of solid izor 100# on the other, with room for a 25’ 400# wind on. Use these for the kite/dead...
i know the Penn specs are off...please advise what the 20 VISX holds of 100 and/or 130# braid, either izor or JB.
Thanks for the help
Can you please advise how the sizes compare to shimano's trinidad/talica sizes?
He’s got a used one as well...it’s called All Star.
2017 Robalo Cayman
Dual Axle Trailer
Running a bigger boat now, have to sell this one.
Eric has a gorgeous one for sale, Executive Yacht & Ship in Oxnard.
You have to buy additional maps from their website and download them to a SD card.
a trinidad 20 or a trinidad 20 or a trinidad 20.
Yes, all filled with fresh braid.
Brad are you back stateside?
Sweet! Jig eater?
there ya go...PM me.
Robalo Cayman is what you want, but your budget doesn't allow for it. My 24'6" Cayman does 3mpg @ 30mph cruise at 3800rpm, top speed of 51. 300...
They’re awesome to use but they do leak fluid and they do rust.
What everyone is telling you is that since it's a cheap chinese made product, you can eliminate any of the risk by using the bridle rigging. You...
Doesn't matter if you're looping it to a larger circle hook...and all you need is a 8" piece of braid, tie a double overhand knot and you're good...
You won’t find calico bass on a menu in any good restaurants...
Buddy has the 32 world cat with twin 350 Suzuki’s. If you want to buy one, send me a PM.
Every time you hit a tuna with a spearshaft, their body "shudders" and they bend the shaft...hence the guys who dive tuna carry multiple shafts.
How great is that Andros 12!?
These are DEADLY
I have 2, sending you a PM
Okuma Makaira 50 SEA, Gunmetal Color. 700 yards of 130# Hollow. Used 1 trip. 10/10 condition $650
Okuma Andros 16ii, Silver. 500 yards of 100#...
Pretty much all the same. Steiger has a 10’ beam, Parker is 9’6”. Basically the difference is the fit and finish, Armstrong bracket...
A Davis is a Radon hull design built by Harold Davis.
The Farallon, like a parker or a radon or a steiger, has you seated forward in the pilothouse, so you're going to "feel" the chop more. The...
Caught a few hundred yft on the 5 last season. Only a handful of fish so far on the 12. Seems solid. It ain’t a Talica. It’s 1/2 the price.
Gold Trinidad or Silver Trinidad?
Sell me the Talica 8 for cash? PM Sent.
3 Shimano Tranx 300 HG reels for sale
All mint condition, HG models.
Mint Condition, filled with 80# Hollow Toro Tamer braid. Paid $400, fished a couple times.
Selling for $300.
As a boat owner...
Ask how much ice and beer to bring
Ask how much money you need to bring for fuel and bait before the bank closes....
Phenix 909H is a magic combo
Daiwa Lexa 400HD 7:1 mint condition, filled with 50# braid, and a Phenix USB Ultra Swimbait 800H
Awesome combo for YFT, Yellows, and Local Bass....
Really great reel. Have both sizes 10 & 12 filled with 80# braid.
Executive yacht and ship in Oxnard has a new 18
If you cant afford a Trinidad 16 or 20, get an Okuma Tesoro 10 or 12. You will be happy with any of those, I have both.
Okuma Tesoro 10 filled with 80# hollow
+ Phenix Axis 909HJ
Perfect for throwing iron/poppers to YT and Tuna. Casts a mile. This is a...
I have 5 of them and they're all filled to the brim with 80# braid. Wanted to try mono again for fun since I haven't used it in ten years....
Cool, this is useless.
Anyone know how much 40# and 50# Mono the Trinidad 20 holds?
The Tesoro works great for throwing the iron, I have the 10 and 12, both filled to the top with 80# braid.
Never used the tern, but I know I hate...
Call Eric Herman, Next Level Parkers/Executive Yacht in Oxnard.
Local reel for clemente...where you fly line a sardine or Mack and might hook a 60, or a 160...
Seems like a killer rig for 50-60# bait.
Who's using this reel for solid tuna? Any real world experience? Love it? Need more power? Which handle are you using?
Spinnerbaits are what you're looking for...reebs makes a super high quality product...chartreuse/white and blue/white are really good.
Super cool 20' boat, especially with a proper half cabin like @Canyon's boat...but it's easily 120 grand rigged to fish with proper electronics....
New ready to go, no box. PM me your # for pics.
Got my Robalo Cayman Center Console from a Erik @ Tillys Marine in Ventura. They do great Yamaha factory servicing too. You’re welcome to check...
I spaced out and forgot to purchase a 9mm AR pistol last year...can you recommend a good broker or shop that will help me find a certain pistol?...
Cross Armory Quick Pins
No dipshit, it doesn’t say anything about if he’s fishing tournaments or not. He’s asking for input from bass guys who know, and I’m the honest...
Should be about $170 in parts...and around $500-$600 total inc. labor.
If they're replacing everything, which a lot of guys do even at 100 hour...
How about...release them.
great place to catch lots of sharks lol
Trinidad 16 is the reel for big yellows. Fill it with 80# braid and fish 30-50# topshots depending on fishing macks, squid, surface iron or yoyo....
Call Eric @ Executive Yacht in Ventura. He’s the CA parker dealer @nextlevelparkers and he’s a great dude.
Furuno Searchlight to be specific. They did it on several 28s and a 25 soon to come.
Have a raptor, it pulls the 23 just fine, but it’s the wrong truck for towing, and if I didn’t have a slip, I wouldn’t own the raptor.
Always a safety and cash issue. If you can afford a daily driver and a tow vehicle you definitely want a 3/4 ton diesel truck. It pulls better it...
Prob 1mpg @ 27mph full fuel and ice. Prob .7 @ 27mph if it had a 120 gallon PE tank and a Marlin tower like Duane has, Socal setup....
Just make sure you have someone modify the clickers because they’re SILENT.
Beasts are awesome reels too - with great customer service and warranty!
Lexa 300 or 400 is sick for the shallow stuff. HD series. 7:1 ratio.
We whacked a dozen lings last month all 10-15# on the lexa 300 size reels....
Have 2 Shimano Tranx 300/400 OEM Paddle Handles. Swapped out on new reels for paddle handles.
Pickup LA/SFV/Channel Islands Harbor or...
The Mak 8 is designed as a 40# live bait reel for tuna. It holds about 500 yards of 60# braid. You can soak a small bait a long way. The Axis...
I fish a 770XXH Calstar from a PB
Phenix Axis 720XH is a better option.
Tesoro stock handle is perfect for the jig.
trying to come up with a fun trip for my group of 5 friends, all private boaters, to pull on some yft this winter in mex...was thinking of...
That’s what I said LOL
I have 3 Tranx 300 HG's, all filled with 50# braid, $750 for all 3.
I have a brand new Calstar Grafighter 770XXH, it's sitting in my garage as my backup cow rod. I caught BFT up to 281# on my other one this year....
Cal worked on the Makairas.
I have two 12Sii's as well (in addition to the 5 and the 16). My 12's are filled with 500 yards of 60# Toro Tamer Hollow 16 Strand braid. It's a...
Brand new, been sitting in the garage on the bench all season, kept as a backup marlin caster. It's never even been on the boat. Filled to the...
Hollow or solid, doesn’t matter. Hollow is going to be softer on your fingers, solid you might get a few extra yards. I like Charkbaits 16 strand...
80 casts better than 65, won't cut your fingers, and you can fish the drag buttoned down. FYI, a trinidad 16 holds about 190 yards of 80, a...
I fish the 10 for iron, it’s filled with 250 yards of 80# which is more than enough for SoCal/Baja. The 12 probably olds am eztra 50 yards of...
Great rod to pair with a Talica 12, Andros 12, or similar for 30-50. Comparable Calstar Grafighter blank would be a 770H. I own both.
50# if you're going to paddy hop with it, 65 if you're going to use it to fish bass.
Boat needs a 300 if you plan to have more than 2 guys on it, or have a 65 gallon bait tank.
Mark Wisch @pacificedge had a similar setup he can guide you on how to dial it in!
Sick bait tanks! Boy I bet this would be an awesome rig for chasing those bluefin while being super economical on fuel!
If you want the same height and more width, that would be a Shimano Talica 10. The Andros 5 is pretty similar in size to a Talica 8.
Better off with a Talica 12 or Andros 12 in that class. Makairas don’t make sense when they’re smaller than the 15T because they pick up less line...
50-100# fish you should be okay. I use the same reel for that. Always nicer to have bigger gear than you need as soon as the fish are over 50#.
Very fair review. I've put those 250# BFT on the boat using a Makaira 50 and I've needed every ounce of the power. I Agree these reels like the...
Bob Sands and if not them Island Tackle and if not them Performance Tackle
I set mine up the same, no lugs.
That’s an awesome fish. How many #s of drag were you fishing at strike?
Which size Andros, how much drag?
who landed big tuna on the Andros reels this season?
I have Probly 50 yft up to 30# on the Andros 5ii. Love it. Would love to hear about bigger...
When you say to keep the inside of the window frames waxed, do you mean the rubber gaskets? What type of wax?
You’re right! Mods please delete!
this should make someone on here with a lifted super duty ford very excited...
Nobody at San Diego Bay I know of...but they sell pre-made leaders with heavy duty owner split rings at fishermans...
@Chark would know - call the shop.
“I like turtles...”
Does that mean he can plug the motor into the computer and run the diagnostics as well?
Haven’t been on them. Super light weight, very cool designs.
Looking for a Yamaha authorized shop for 100 hour and 500 hour services, who does a solid job on shelter island?
Haven't used the accurate, love all the makairas. It would be between a Makaira and a Penn VISX for me.
15T isn't out yet...
Want the blanks. Please DM me!
4 is a fast retrieve jig...
booger likes the stinger...
the small ones look good and don't get bit great for me...
JRI are Easier to fish than...
I put a Makaira 16 knob on mine, personal preference.
So it's basically an Andros 12?
Curious on a couple things...
Is the Cousins 95 Mag a 540 with 6" cut off the butt?
Are there 2 different 95 Mag blanks that cousins made? If...
I have all three. They're very similar. Andros has a beefier feel, talica is sleeker. All can take down really big fish and hold about 500...
sweet release on the striper!!!
What he said.
Not as good as a 50. Buddy landed a 250 bft last week on the 30 with a bridled flyer, took 2.5 hours, and he wished he had the 50.
Total hours on the hull?
TN16N works great in water less than 100 feet
4/0-6/0 VMC in-line or Mustad/owner offshore style hooks with a braised ring.
I really like the 9” bubba blade for tuna, and I’m a guy who owns plenty of super pricey kithen/chefs knives. Super durable and sharpens up easy.
Tesoro is such a great reel. Fill it up with 40/50# braid.
Also true, Yamaha gauges when moving will fluctuate...in my experience, usually will be showing less fuel than you actually have.
Most outboard boats have to have the fuel tank calibrated...
I'm assuming you have a 300 Yamaha on the 2320...is your motor connected to your MFD...
Fuel Burn info?
Bait tank size?
Super Cool looking house!
Where's your bait tank going?
i use them to protect from scratches in the truck
He’s the dealer for central/northern Cal. Executive Yacht and Ship. Rigs the best Parker’s on the coast.
Get the Deep V center console from Eric (Next Level Parker’s on insta) in Oxnard.
You might think so if you didn't know Jamie, but the reality is Bob Sands is one of the raddest shops in SoCal where real hard core jig fisherman...
Love my Tesoro 10, definitely adding a 12, and still love my Trinidad’s too.
Phenix axis 909H from @performancetackle
Pyramid open this Wednesday? Schedule is confusing me...Coming from Ventura just need a safe spot to sleep weds night at Clemente after we fish...
16 is perfect for YT and smaller tuna up to around 50#, and also for baiting strippers. 20 is better for extra capacity for similar size fish. I...
Move around a lot. Everything works when it’s comfortable. And if the rod is “between your legs” it’s actually under your leg between your ass and...
6/0 or larger hooks and welded rings.
Somebody must have been having a bad day LOL
Thanks! What should it cost? 25 ft trailer.
Moving to a slip in Mission Bay, need a place to store my trailer nearby for a few months, I don't live in SD.
Recommend a secure storage...
All good setups. It’s ideal tackle for 50-100# fish. It can handle much bigger, but once you catch 200#+ bft on Mak 50s, the smaller reels lose...
I have the same setup for flat fall because I feel the mak 16 is too heavy (in weight). I have a mak 16 handle on mine and it’s filled with 100#...
Single 425 on a 2520DV Parker?
Axis 82H. Will be Nicer on his back.
New in Box
$285 each cash - pickup SFV, Oxnard or West LA or I can ship USPS Priority Mail for $10.
Rob is the man
Been testing this knot lately...way easier to tie than a double san diego...thinking of using it for when connecting 130 braid to the yummy flyer...
Lexa is dope for smaller fish, throw the popper on a 2 speed conventional if you're throwing at larger stuff.
How about curing salts/nitrite for smoking fish that will be stored for more than a week?
100# works great with a 3 or 4 turn uni.
Advise your brine recipes and cooking times for smoking tuna?
I want to be able to smoke and vac seal my fish so I can eat it for lunch on the go...
The 12Sii is a rad 40-50 reel. I have 500 yards of 60# hollow 16 strand toro tamer braid from Charkbait on mine. It’s a very nice size reel....
Trinidad 16/20 or Tesoro 10/12. Larger size if it's for BFT or you fish mono.
I fish mine with a single mustad J hook, some of my buddies prefer a VMC inline. They all work. They will get bit off on fish larger than 30# if...
That grip goes on the rail
The fishbox in the transom door models makes for a great cooler/food storage.
Fish mine on an Axis 720XXH Private boat. Might fish the 780XXH if I was on a sportboat.
You want MM or ballpark?
5, 10,12...Roughly the same as a Trinidad 14, 16, and narrower than a 20.
Swap out the stock hook for a single Owner JoBu, crimp to 4' of 200#, crimp to ball bearing swivel, tie swivel straight to your braid with a...
Charkbait is who I consult when I need info about Okuma reels...for what it's worth, I use my Tesoro 10 as a jig reel only, 3' topshots, and it...
Last week they were asking 40k, maybe they’re closer to “take it, please.”
These boats cost $200,000 to hire a professional to re-do.
This thread further supports the fact that you can’t say anything about a parker that doesn’t get everyone’s panties twisted, and further confirms...
Tough reels for sure. I’ve got a few.
they get the job done but they look like absolute shit parked next to the ‘14 and newer white ones, especially if one is slipped near you or...
I am. Just feel it’s ridiculous that everyone is claiming boats are overpriced here when they’re actually buying re-powered old hulls from the...
Anything 2015 or newer or just old yellow Parker’s that have been re-powered twice?
Everyone keeps claiming Parkers are so much cheaper on the east coast...how much cheaper is a NEW 2320 with a 300 Yamaha or a NEW 2520 with twin...
What fuel burn are you guys seeing on the 25s around 30mph?
Any fab shop will make you one - $100-$150 per rod holder.
Cork puppy is a good idea...
It’s really just the actual clamp itself, it’s a fat hunk of metal like a cheap old daiwa saltist clamp which is a...
What size/model tib clamp is that?
P-line are great. FYI it’s better to use a dedicated braid scissor and a separate pair of pliers/cutters for fluoro/mono. I buy the $20 “Calcutta”...
The torium is the best $200 star drag out there. I’d spend the extra $150 for the Tesoro any day I could afford to!
Riptide i-Pilot Terrova. 60” . I went thru 2 ulterras.
I want to swap out the bulky stock reel clamps on my Okuma Andros and Tesoro reels for something lower profile like the clamp from a...
FYI most shops offer free shipping...
For what it's worth...
Line Capacity on my tesoro is 250 yards of 80# Charkbait 16 strand toro tamer hollow braid
Usually fit 180-200 yards of...
Call Jeff Hull Fiberglass in Ventura.
Been fishing it. Such a killer jig reel!!!
Didn’t get to check them side by side. Got my 10 from Charkbait, and was of the understanding it was more of a Trinidad 16/20 size difference. If...
Love the 10. Love love love. Probably don’t need to buy another Trinidad...
Have pretty much All of them. LOVE THEM.
Which do you want to know about? They’re not Grafighters, they’re lighter, and I love fishing them.
Will it be a more like a Trinidad 14 or a Trinidad 12? Super excited to fish my new Tesoro 10!
Nice!!! I rigged mine with 100 for the flat fall.
I'd fish it with hollow braid, which will cast better if it's a super high quality such as Charkbait's 16 strand Toro Tamer. You will love it.
I fish 2-3 days a week. If you don't, you pay different.
Keep em happy and they will keep you happy
I used it for a while. Problem is it’s too stiff so the tip doesn’t load and you can’t fish a jig larger than a 6x jr.
You want an Axis 909H for...
$18-25/scoop for sardine and $40/scoop for squish is typical in SoCal.
Weld a 9/0 JoBu to the bottom with a solid ring and a 7/0 to the top with another welded ring, then crimp the hook ring to the leader.
Trying to determine whether I should be closer to 25% or 30% at strike on my various reels for fishing tuna...does it make a difference on my...
Can't tell in the photo but it looks like it's a 12 Narrow...But it definitely looks like that reel was filled with a good amount of mono...
Don't like the stock reel clamp on the Tesoro, Tiburon doesn't know if they make anything that fits, any other manufacturers clamps might work?...
I fish the TAC 20 on the X2H
OSP 1x3 is a serious rail rod and is way too much rod for the Talica 20. Stick with a Phenix Axis 720 XH or X2H for that reel, either of which...
If you’re interested in Phenix Rods that are great for YT and BFT, plenty of lifting power but won’t kill your back, get the Axis series. I have 8...
If you’ve had both - Which do you own now, and why?
Now that’s beast mode.
It’s on my 25’ center console, inside the console, about 3’ below the steering wheel. It’s silent and works great.
STASH cooler is probly the best option.
I have it on my current boat. Mounted below steering. It works great.
Side facing is brutal for the passengers tho. Better 2 chairs and one bean bag.
In the Channel, with cushions.
Anyone keeping a cooler in cabin in the V-berth area? Is so, what's the largest size that fits?
Haha yeah I know the drill. My first big bluefin was on 30#. 3 hours into the dark. Broke the first gaff. But we got him!
Drink Coke Zero Sugar, caffeine helps me a lot. Or smoke pot.
How have your results been jigging with the Andros 16?
Swim & Box.
Call @Chark and have him fill it with 16 strand toro tamer. You won’t regret it!
Yes, but the MAK10 weighs about the same as the TAC20, vs the 16 which weighs almost another pound. I think I want the 15T when it comes out...
Phenix Axis 720X2H
How much 80# does the Tesoro 12 hold?
does this reel have a place on a local private boat? Seems like it’s basically a cal-modified talica 20 out of the Box...but too slow for flat...
Me too. Just wondering what size tuna is maxing out the reels ability?
Since I own both 5ii and 12Sii now, what’s the max line test/tuna size you want to fish with each reel?
Don’t need to be a hero, have Makairas...
Ill throw my hat in for the Andros 12Sii as well. It's a way higher quality reel in terms of finish and materials than the fathom. Plenty of...
Yeah, and kind of wider...if you slip your boat, you have to turn the motor all the way to port to get it out of the water.
Just received a 5ii with 450 of hollow 50# and a 12Sii with 500 of hollow 60# from Mark @Chark ...I'm blown away at the quality. Can't wait to...
New Transom Bracket ;)
I'm not planning to SeaDek the deck, but I'm thinking of doing the floor of the 2320 inside the pilothouse, as I like being barefoot/wearing socks...
It seems to me like it would be such a savage setup on a Phenix Axis 720X2H...
Going back to softer glass tips to be nicer to my old man back...
760XH and 809XH SOLD. 869XH Available.
I fish the 246 by myself all the time. They're super easy to manage.
I love to fish light, but I want to make sure I’m not going too light. The TAC 20 is pretty much perfect for the job...but the Makairas are just...
fishing private boat, flat fall/bait for the bft.
The MAK will hold 400 yards of 60# braid and the Talica will hold 400 yards of 100#, and I...
Will the 15T be appx. the same size as a Talica 20?
Planning to buy one or more of each Andros 2 speeds...
Can you please tell me how they compare size wise to Shimano Talicas/Trinidad’s?
New or used? pM sent
Let’s buy it
Or out of the rocks, etc.
8.1 is chill. 7.1 is what most guys use. Plenty fast for bass.
An extra 6” of line per crank
Would this be a good motor for a parker 2320 or a 24’ radon type hull?
Haven’t caught fish on any of them. Accurate feels like it is 2x as heavy as Shimano and Okuma.
Any solid tuna on them? I don’t care about price, I just care if they’re as solid as talicas.
7.1 for everything
8.1 if just bass
6.3 if rockfish
Looking to add a couple more small lever drags to the quiver for slow trolling live baits. Currently own talicas and makairas.
Andros reels seem...
Tac filled with 50# braid is an amazing reel.
It's the 30...thanks!
Where do you purchase the tape?
What did you fill the 16VSX with?
Do you have the 300 as well?
2320 is pretty killer too!!!
What truck do you pull it with, or does it live in the water?
You're right!!! I still feel she's the sexiest!
Pretty funny - i built it a bunch of times on the site too. Add another 40k to their “out the door price” and and you build a boat you can fish...
After many years of hard work, I finally hit my business goals and reached the point where I was ready to put my dream boat together. The goal...
Tying fluoro to hook/jig
I only use uni and San Diego knots. Anyone do a double wrap around the hook eye with a regular (single) knot, and...
I'm probly gonna do it..
Electric, frames like the knoxville XL, etc.
for the kite...private boat
ALL RODS ARE XH 30-80 rating
That one sold, it was an M1
It's for weekdays!!!
760XH on Left, 869XH 2nd to left, 809XH in the office I'll have to get a pic tomorrow...
IMG_2150 by 7raptor posted Sep 30, 2017 at 7:55...
Planning on replacing hooks on all of my flat falls (130-250 gram) and colt snipers...My favorite offshore hooks in general being the VMC Inline,...
This is just for communication, in addition to PLB/EPIRB which is always on the boat. Basically my phone works at anacapa but not at cruz and...
Black Diamond Hybrids, custom wrapped by BD members, all black w/ black wraps and X-shrink grips with Fuji reel seats.
809XH - SOLD
760XH - SOLD...
What size bft can that combo handle without bottoming out? (on a private boat)
What’s the purpose of the “Blueprint” Service? Is it something that is specifically for long-range anglers?
Far. Really far.
Whats the cost?
Phenix Axis 82H
I got mine and they’re great. No manual. Pretty easy.
Squid or a couple greenback drop-back baits is another good use for it.
I cram bait in when I fish YT so I have lots of fresh chum, and give it plenty of room when it’s for tuna.
Where can I purchase the big glow jigs?
3 or 4 scoops in that tank?
Are you replacing the mono after every fish?
Seems like it would make a Rad dining table for nights spent at the islands.
The PE85 is an 80 gallon tank?
Beautiful. Thanks for the reply.
What’s it hold, 4 scoops of sardine? What’s your fuel burn like at Cruise when you’re full of fuel and bait?
How would you crimp if I was fishing bait on the 80# rig? Mono to a ring?
With 300 Yamaha
Anyone going larger than 65 gallons?
SWEET - Thanks for the heads up. Ordered a pair!
Looking to add mono to the mix this season...haven't used it in a long time. What # test mono should I use?
Tac 20ii (bait & flat fall/night...
Killer deal available here guys. Nick is a great guy to work with!!!
I fish the Talica 20ii on the Axis 720X2H, on a skiff. Maybe the X3H will work for you, maybe the X2H is enough. PB I'm using my knee up no the...
Looking at the iridium Go! system to be able to send and receive texts from my jobsites while fishing...anyone using it successfully?
TAC 8 is an epic reel for dropper loop and slow trollin live bait. The 2 speed is pretty pointless unless you’re filling it with 30# braid to use...
I fish mine loaded with 80# solid braid to the brim and a 3’ topshot of fluoro. You can also make life easier and add a 100 yard mono topshot.
No. It has more sentivity with more backbone, if that makes sense. I think it’s actually the usb 800
Lexa - Tranx - Revo
They’re great reels for bass and YT under 30#.
Lexa can handle tuna up to the 50-60# Range on a private boat.
I got the JRI jigs from Jamie with the big single hooks, I'll throw those for BFT after crimping them on leaders with 150# Fluoro.
As for the...
Who built your rocket launchers?
Stand em up in the Bait Tank ;)
It will it get bit like a strategic angler...? ♂️
So does it get bit?
Anyone fish this for tuna? I prefer stick baits to poppers...
How deep can you fish with a 1/2oz?
please show me how you rig these for calicos...looking to fish it with at least 1+oz...who makes the right heavy sled head?
Thanks for all the insight!
Light, easy to store, accurate 9MM...currently the go-to is the g19...suggestions?
Looking for a couple hunting recommendations for pigs and predators...
1. REPR .308 - good optic for taking down big boar
2. X-95 TAVOR 5.56 -...
Give it away and up your karma points.
The M1 9' is a super stiff blank. Ideal application is throwing hardbaits from a sport boat. The M1 790H is the nicest and has the most utility...
if we get rid of gillnets and commercial squid fishing...something even better might happen with all the fish stocks. Commercial fishing with...
cabrillo is a convenient spot, but its a dump just begging for robbery...when it comes to boats, if it's not expensive and 24/7 secure, you're...
rip out your factory lean post. There's a million aftermarket options.
Thanks. Looks like surfboard storage is a “no.”
With a center mounted bait tank 65-80 gallons on a 23 or 25 pilothouse, is it possible to have below deck storage hatches built along the sides?...
Loaded up with fuel, ice, and 2-3 dudes for a weekend at clemente...what fuel economy are you guys seeing on the 2320 with the 300 yamaha?
What's your preferred length, and is there any science to it? Fishing from 23-26' boats, local BFT style fishing. FYI I'm 5'8" 155#
What's got these big tuna that far up the gulf? I remember schoolies in the fall in years past...
It’s the Ultra Swim Bait. It’s a thicker, beefier, blank that loads differently than the M1 and it’s worth every penny.
Like I said - Tilly's - legit. My Robalo runs awesome.
Please PM Me I need Makaira intel for the 2018 record-setting BFT season. We have 4 boats and need support.
Can you dunk an entire jig like a rapala to remove rust from the hooks or just brush on the hooks?
Phenix usb 82H
anyone running a non-counterbalanced handle on their lexa 400HD?
The Axis are much more forgiving than the BD or the Hybrid. Glass Tip ;)
You buying a new parker?
Tillys Marine does my yamaha. Always comes back nice. Call and ask for Eric.
At what point (fish size, line class) do you feel you need the abrasion resistance?
Why did you choose the Armstrong bracket in lieu of having Jeff extend the hull to form the bracket like he does on most of the Radons he builds?
Sliding egg to a 5/0 or 7/0 AKI twist depending on the size of the squid with 2 squid.
Or...the float rig...
Just buy Brandon Hayward’s book...
The Axis are better jig rods than the BD hybrid or the BD. Load better and and way easier in your back. 909H is my go-to, and the 909HJ comes...
Think he means Mean Joe Green...
RAD BOAT - What's your RPM and fuel burn at 30mph?
Trying to clean up the small bits of rust on the jig hooks in the off season...something to do while it rains...what compounds do you use?
Such an awesome response - thank you so much for taking the time!!!
On those Phenix rods - any lengths to stay away from? Almost all my bait rods...
tranx 400 filled with 50#
Talk to me about these lures for surface, yoyo, etc...I've been fishing the 7x and 45 for years...
Putting the dream Talica quiver together for the 2018 season...from the smaller grade bait to night time flat fall and dropper loop to the big...
Want to trade my tranx 300HG for a 400HG. I have added a paddle handle, can switch for power handle if you want. Perfect shape filled with braid....
in tight to the boliers, with lucky crafts, is the most fun!!!
call performance tackle, spend a few hundred bucks on jigs, and you will come out...
Call Jeff Hull in Ventura
Have both power and paddles...like both..like trinidad handles better.
They're super light reels with light handles...that's why they're...
@Bmoore1975 Sent you a PM :notworthy
What kind of #s did you see with the 300 on your 22 Radon?
That Payment would be like two hundred bucks a month if you have 600+ credit.
Call Eric Herman @ Executive Yacht - He can get you a new one with a 300. Finance it, you will be stoked.
It's the fishermen that need to see the line LOL
It's just for looking around for random shit like moorings and kelp at night when I'm spending the night in unfamiliar places at the islands.
For throwing the medium size Halco popper, 50# braid, for Tuna up to 50#. Does the extra 4" of line per crank make a difference?
Anyone running an off-road style LED light bar on top of your T-Top/Pilothouse?
Is that hatch lockable?
Meaning theres literally none to be had unless you build something?
Where do you store your fluoro/jigs/hooks/weights etc on the 2320?
Where does the little head on the 2320 discharge to?
Every boat has issues, sounds like yours has more than most. I bought my Robalo from Tilly's Marine in Ventura, CA. I love the boat, and any...
Didn't realize it was your ship - sick setup!!!
Why 2 different foot rests?
How do you clean the blood off the seadek inside the cabin?
Boat looks gorgeous and the grom looks like the happiest dude on earth!!!
Very Cool - did you have to do fiberglass work on the floor when you removed the pedestal? I've never looked at the hardware of the stock...
They’re light. That’s why they’re fuel efficient and cheap to operate. You own one - the 2320 is the coolest looking, worst riding pilothouse...
Parkers are the new sea lions, Defiance are the new bayliners.
For the cost, they ride poorly. They have small cockpits. The outboards stick out real far from the transom/gunwales. Try flying the kite on a...
Watch the Inside Sportfishing episode called "Jig Chuckers Ball." Many of the best jig fishermen on the coast - almost everyone on the boat is...
Tranx 400 for colt snipers etc. Trinidad 16 or 20 for IRON.
Parkers ride like shit in anything but glassy seas, and look cool sitting in the slip. They're very light...
Steigers ride better than Parkers...
Out of the water. Get a jack plate asap. Should cost like $2500
CI's bait is always SHIT. At least 50% will roll unless it's greenbacks.
IMG_1762 by 7raptor posted Nov 9, 2017 at 9:18 AM
2014 FORD F150 SVT RAPTOR V8
This is the truck you want, owned by a family guy who drives it a...
M1 79 IS MY FAV, OR I'LL SELL YOU A NEWER M1 82H FOR $150
Did you sell?
Phenix Axis 82ML and 82MH - I go between the two, lighter blank for halibut and wsb, heavier for tuna and yt.
Call Ed Anderson or Jeff Hull and get ready to build the boat of your dreams.
Otherwise, there’s some boats on Craigslist all the time but they...
LA - Available
I don't have any issues...
I fish straight 50# braid on my 14A. I use it for yellows and tuna up to 30#, lings/rockfish, halibut and WSB, with 15-30# topshots in the 3-10’...
I have it. It’s great. 24’ Robalo Cayman.
2015 model bought new in January 2017. 20 hours.
Lowest priced YZ250FX on the market. 18" rear wheel and 2.2 gallon desert style tank.
rather scratch bft on the 12, rather cast jigs on the tranx
IMG_2148 by 7raptor posted Sep 30, 2017 at 7:54 PMIMG_2150 by 7raptor posted Sep 30, 2017 at 7:55 PM
Phenix Black Diamond Hybrids
Fuel burn at cruise mph and top speed fuel burn?
Bob Sands has pretty much everything
Nick Tharp/El Tiburon
Brand Hayward & Wes Pierson/Bight Sportfishing
throw a VMC inline hook on them...
The advent of the braid to 4' fluoro leader + buttoned down drag (which is all i fish) actually calls for moving back to a softer more forgiving...
well...anyone taking tuna over 30# on this reel?
They eat the greenback just as well as they eat the squid, you just gotta put in the hours...
Soft enough tip to fight a 30#+ fish under your arm or do you have to put the butt on your waist?
low top xtra tuffs, the model is called the ankle deck boot.
I love the Axis blanks, I fish the 82ML for 20-25# bait for YT and WSB during the summer season when it's 15-25# fish. Love the forgiveness of...
Or jump to a 90M Phenix m1, or fish a spinning rod like the rest of them...;)
I love the Axis blanks, I fish the 82ML for 20-25# bait for YT and WSB during the summer season when it's 15-30# fish. Love the forgiveness of...
And I agree, get a radon LOL
Thx Guys, much appreciated.
All my rods and reels were stolen from outside of Cabo Grill restaurant in Oxnard this past Sunday night while I was inside having dinner.
let me know what you got, thanks!
PM me please
No problem, I'll get more power. Can you speak to the performance differences in following seas/heavy wind etc?
Either/Or but probably go new since I'm unshakable on the 300 Yamaha power and a walkaround cabin.
I'm going to build an anderson or radon boat in the near future, for fishing/surfing/diving the channel islands and to take down south for...
The axis is the phenix equivalent of a grafighter. Soft tip, solid backbone. Best feeling rod over the course of a tough battle, easiest on the...
Get yourself a Phenix Axis blank wrapped with a reel seat by Tommy @ Performance Tckle. 82MH if you want a 8' and 909H if you want a 9'. Great...
Send it to shimano for service
LOVE my tranx 300.
Anyone else's make kind of a whirring noise as it picks up line? Mine does...not crazy loud, but my Trinidad A's are so silent...
Always choose the highest gear ratio for bass, period.
You can always slow it down, but when you gotta get them out of the thickets...
Go to Oxnard/Ventura
New Power handle for tranx 300/400 - pickup in SF Valley or I'll ship priority mail.
Wow never seen that model it's really sick!
Tillys in Ventura is great
davis made a center console/open back pilot house called the Cortez. It came in a 22' length.
Anyone seen them built bigger/custom such as radon...
I have a dozen trinidads and I LOVE THEM, however...
they're equipped with the worst clickers I've ever dealt with...any way to fix them/upgrade...
vs Tranx 300?
80# if you fish the jig more
65 if you fish bait more
I have 80 to the top on all my 16s
Anyone got billfish intel yet?
I'm looking for some hard baits that cast great for throwing to BFT/YFT foamers.
Heaver than a lucky craft 190, not a popper - suggestions?
Point Pet through amazon has some hip+joint pills, they're chewy, my dogs love them.
Get a Phenix Axis instead...
Used to run a 4-5' length for bass for re-tieing plastics over and over. Now I fish hard baits/spinners 90% of the time and don't have to re-tie,...
they're pretty simple fish. the key is in the presentation.
phenix axis 780 line or similar calstar grafighters...50# minimum rating blanks
200 yards of 80# izor braid on my 16s, 280-300 yards on my 20s...and the 20 will outcast the 16 for me on a 9' jigstick, and both cast a mile. my...
Will an ergonomically upgraded 500 find its way into the mix in the near future or will it be a few years out?
HAHAHAHAHA love it lol
The tranx 500 is like holding an adult bullfrog.
Fun for schoolies...
Bummer the 400 wasn't bigger/Lexa 400 size...the ergonomics of the new reels are killer, but the feel of the 500 just sucks.
Autopilot is the best thing ever.
Anyone going to use their Tranx 400 for the popper? If so, what size braid (50/65/80?) and up to what size tuna?
Feel free to PM me, I'm a regular at Cedros...but the quick answer is...
Performance Tackle is the go-to shop for calico bass everything. Call...
talk to me about phenix axis blanks:
Heavy jig stick: hax 1009 cut down vs 909HJ?
Speacilized Light jig stick for bass/small yt: 909H or 909MH?...
Trying to find the one with the hook holder - got a link?
I fish all of the Gold Trinidad 16s and 20s on rods with graphite reel seats. Looking for light, low profile reel seats, their sole purpose will...
One of the loudest motors I ever ran haha, but we used to haul ass in that boat!
you still have the merc on the back of the rig?
Sent you a PM
PM me your cell # and I'll send pics.
I have the following NEW gear for sale:
TWO Trinidad 16NA - filled to the max with new 50# Izor white braid. One has ridden on the boat, the...
Will use tranx 400 for the colt sniper. Don't like throwing that jig on the trinidad for some reason...
I would like to buy three clamps if that works for you - please shoot me a PM.
The math doesn't add up...but since I'm a friendly guy who just wants to know whether to buy the 400 as well as the 300, here's how it works......
Pardon my ignorance - what's the line retrieve rate (inches) for the 300 high speed?
Reels look great. Handle knobs are definitely lame compared to the revo beasts/tranx 500, but I'm hoping that's an easy fix.
How much line per...
It's coming don't fret, looks just like the 300...
Im running the garmin 7612xsv on my cayman 246, I know what you mean!
Don't like terez. prefer cal star. talica and hx raptor are comparable and similarly priced. have both. both great. i prefer shimano.
JB have you ever added any seals to the hatches or the bait tank lids? Love fishing your old boat with Avo!!!
I have the ACR PLB as well and I hope I never use it.
Reebs sells direct online and those things work KILLER
1oz for the skinny water and 2oz for out in the kelp.
Comparing the Cayman 246 to the Ranger 2510 is like comparing a F150 Raptor to a Tundra 4x4. The Cayman is fucking awesome. It's fast as hell,...
The low tops rock i wear them every time I'm on the boat even if it's just a surf/drive trip.
MAN IS THAT COOL!!!
Did they tell you FH 2017 for release?
Get a steiger miami. nicer made than a parker. now let everyone with a white lifted super duty pickup start hating...
Any time I see people trying to sell talicas for $400+ on BD classifieds I just laugh. They're always available on eBay for $400, like you said,...
Good - Keeps them scarce and keeps the resale high. See you at clemente in 2017 - hope you're catching fish too!
What's your budget?
246 Cayman is 110 out the door with everything you can imagine and has the deck space of a 30' deep v Cc. You can get it done...
If you're in Socal I'd go with a Robalo, there's dealer support here and you can get an amazingly fair deal on a new 2017. After 2 years of...
Do you call the coyotes in or just drive around looking for them?
IMO the best BIG center console hull for hardcore fishing
A 246 with dual screens and a 120 gallon tank is called a SeaVee 270z. If you have 150k, order one, they're factory direct. If 100k is more your...
I'm a dummy...Spent half an hour on it and all I can find is regulations on shooting birds...
So if I'm hunting i use non-lead, if I'm shooting targets in the same area etc do i still have to use non-lead?
Would like to do some predator (coyote) hunting - can you hunt in the benton crossing/upper owens river area? Does that require non-lead ammo?
Interested in doing some shooting near Mammoth Lakes, Owens River area, etc. Do I have to use non-lead ammo? Can you shoot coyotes there?
phenix hybrids r the dopest
CDIP is the most important swell tool, then NWS for swell+wind, and then I use the iPhone app called WINDY.
What he said ^^^^
All my gaffs and bait nets have our boat's colors in the wrap and boat name logo on the bamboo. Everyone who comes on the boat...
8' gaffs from Morita. Nets too!
Did you fish them on light line? Your post got me jonesing to hit SBI! LMK if you want to fish on my cayman some time!
Way to go! Looks like a fun day! Let me know if you ever want to buddy boat, theres a bunch of us who run from CI Harbor in Center Consoles to all...
How do you fish them for YT, Rockfish, and tuna?
Like a yoyo iron? Like a flat fall? Line classes? Lure weights?
Assuming the clicker on your talica works perfectly, I'd like to purchase. Please PM me.
We had the same experience - don't know what it is, I'm guessing the weight of the spool, but with a 9' joystick and 65# on the tranx casting the...
Solid 80 or solid 100 braid will cast best. 65# will cast like shit.
My Talica 16ii's go on a Seeker OSP 1x3
Torium 16HG is the marlin caster of choice in Socal, regardless if you're a guy like me with 8 trinidads on the boat, that's all you need to get...
Agreed. The Cayman is a killer boat and a jig fisherman's dream, and Robalo is one of the bigger boat manufacturers in the country. I'm not the...
The Cayman has proven to me there's not much reason for deeper-V center consoles for most guys...if you're like me, you fish once or twice a week...
Nowhere I won't go in my Robalo Cayman, just always keep a pair of grundens in the hatch in case it gets messy. We were one of the caymans at SCI...
I would use a Vmc inline
Can someone post photos of the rockfish we catch locally (channel islands, etc) that we are supposed to throw back when fishing water less than...
LOVE IT THANK YOU
Axis is a better jig blank for casting, it loads better. I own all of the rods you mentioned, but 8' vs 9' is a different ballgame. On a party...
Thehulltruth.com has the best used boat deals.
Get a ROBALO CAYMAN. New. With a warranty.
246 or 226 with a YAMAHA - runs on 87 pump gas.
I have the 246. Handles our local stuff great. Lots...
So I should or shouldn't deal with it?
Do I need this for fishing in mexican waters out of san diego during the summer?
Talica 10ii or 12ii - that's a solid 30-40# rod but not enough meat to be your go-to rod for tuna over 50#
I use it as my go-to 30-40 bait rod...
I need low profile clamps for my trinidad 16 and 20, all my rods have reel seats, I just need something big enough to hook the jig on - if it...
I fish with a bunch of gold trinidads, 16 and 20 models specifically. I prefer no clamp, but reality is I need a place to hook my iron jigs and...
bump with update
20 iron filled with 80
16 yoyo/iron filled with 80
16N bait filled with 50
all braid all the way
8' Axis. I pulled on them yesterday @ Performance Tackle. Call over there and they will lace you up nicely and you will be happy with your choice!
Send to Alan Tani and have him upgrade the dogs. I send every reel I buy to him before I use it, and I own 10 trinidads!
Where'd you find the reel seat and do they have any more?
Down to check it out are you ever near LAX area?
Would a Trinidad 14 fit?
Reel seat or cork tape?
Thanks for the heads up - I have a bunch of UC's they're great!
What 9' seekers are good for the jig but still narrow enough to have a reel seat? Ulua's are to big for a reel seat...
I want to wrap some Seekers - which blanks do I want to match to my various trinidads? I fish straight braid to 5' Fluoro topshot...
Brand new rods:
M1 90H - $200 - SOLD
Black Diamond 909XHJ - $275
Pickup only. West LA, SFV or Oxnard/Ventura.
Send me PM. Prices not negotiable.
Thanks, this is very helpful info, exactly what I needed to know.
Their website is shit, and they have no sizing info.
What's the totally waterproof PVC-like bib and jacket model from grundens named?
I'm hoping to order the combo in whatever style isn't insanely...
DONE STOP WINDING. THEY WILL SWIM ALL THE WAY UP THE JIG!
What's the protocol for saving a scoop in receiver of the next day's fishing and/or leaving some dead bait in your receiver to attract macks to...
Standard tank and lean post is pretty lame, teeny hole to scoop bait from. You want a backrest if you're going the 43.
The tank sucks because it...
Every boat in Socal will benefit from trim tabs, even if it's just to help getting on plane. And that Parker 1801 will run way better with a 150...
300 yards of 65# for bait - it's also a great iron reel but I would swap out the 65# for 80# if you're using it for the jig.
Those smaller parker CCs come up for sale all the time on THT. People tend to keep them forever or they hate the ride and sell them with 100 hours.
There's a nice 21' parker for sale on THT - 15 hours, $35,000 - move up from the 18' LOL
Thanks - very helpful info. Still don't quite understand why a private boater needs a EPIRB instead of a PLB - is the only difference the...
Come home slowly and carefully. Take a friend who's saltier than you, and stay off the booze and the hydro.
Thanks for your suggestions - I'm still trying to figure out what the difference is between units and what you get for spending $500 vs $300?
Yes you can do it. Pick your days and be conservative. Drive Carefully. Possibly install an extra gas tank under the leaning post unless you plan...
You're right, the spray is to replenish the DWR. The DWR is the major functioning element of a jacket when crossing the channel on a CC. It's to...
FYI - you have to hit Gore-Tex with waterproofing spray every time you wash it, which is supposed to be every 3-4 uses. That's...
Are they all created equal? What should I spend? Do you need to replace them/trade them in every few years?
For wet, windy channel crossings in a center console. Don't need to be insulated, just water proof and ideally not feel like wearing a rubber...
Wow looks sick! Hows the flight/travel to get there?
How low-end is Casa Margarita?
I want to fish the popper on Socal style jigsticks in panama or somewhere similar - ideal day would be catching lots of 20-50# fish, don't care...
I mean I already check the weather...is it real time SST's? That could be helpful I guess...
Anyone running this software/subscription?
My Shop wants me to integrate with the garmin 7612...
That rod is a monster - go-to live bait stick for yft 50 and under.
909xhj phenix would be my first choice for the popper, phenix m1 90H would be...
Talk to me about your preferred retrieve methods for yft, BFT and yellows.
With a hook on the weight?
I'd say this is a fast boat...sounds like hard is great but goes to shit whenever it goes out of the water for more than five minutes?
Yes. Will epoxy two layers first. How do I pick between hard and ablative?
How do you set up the weight?
Show us the stats from 1994 and 2004 compared to 2014
Don't be afraid of a 7'6" Rod. They're fun too.
Not yet because every time we stop to work a mark or a paddy this season we get 3-4 boats driving over us.
You're misinformed, they're recovered massively. Commercial gill net, commercial R&R, and recreational fisherman torched them, it that order.
5 up and 5 down, the first half turn doesn't count on the way up.
Preference? The bones tend to be a problem for me with the smaller halcos...
Trade it for an Axis 9' H if you can, the Abyss is more of an inshore rod. I caught YT over 40# on the abyss 808 at cedros, but it's definitely...
I would't mind the MPA's if they allowed C&R fishing.
I wouldn't mind if Calicos were an exclusively C&R species, I don't want...
Anyone run these regularly offshore in CA for YFT?
80 or 100# will cast better than 65 on that reel.
You will get 300 yards of 80 on it. Plenty for local yt and tuna. three foot fluoro topshot...
I fish the Trinidad 20 built by alan tani and the Talica 10ii or 12ii on any of the ulua/GG size rods. feels great.
The beast 60 is a great little reel. Took yellows over 40 and 50# at cedros this year on it. But it's not the right reel for the application....
Wahoo. And fish 80 or 100, the reel casts like shit with 65.
Boat will be based out of Channel Islands Harbor and Cabrillo/Dana/Newport.
Sea Tow vs Boat US Unlimited Tow?
Boat US insurance vs anyone else?
just call the factory ask to speak to a rod builder they're nice helpful people.
hahahahahahahah love it!
Don't leave anything in your car the rats there steal everything
They're doing two coats epoxy. How do I choose between hard and ablative?
Gotcha - to further protect the gel coated hull?
Not sure what that means - the whole hull comes gel coated from the factory...id like to leave it in a slip 75% of the time but be able to pull it...
Pacific - check out tropic star lodge and let your imagination take hold...
panama/colombia would be my choice to pull off what you're describing on all types of gear too
if you're ready for the sharks to eat your fish then you're ready for the lupe...
bump bump in a cadillac trunk...
trying to figure out which bottom paint to get
New 24' Robalo CC with a 300 Yamaha, boat will do 40+ in a flat sea.
Plan to keep in a slip and...
Can a vessel less than 10,000# be documented? Mines around 5,000
Why register with one over the other? Boat will be slipped in california, purchased in california.
We got our asses kicked too...boy did the weather man blow it yesterday!
I'm looking for some different places to keep the boat during the season. Winter is at Channel Island, closest to my home for diving etc....
Sell me your talica and buy yourself a 12 with the money I pay you?
Will buy Talica 8ii or 10ii!
ALSO - GOLD Trinidad 16 and 20.
Please PM me with What you have and what condition.
First guy to PM me just sold me two trinidads - who else wants to sell me some?
Prefer original condition - Trinidad 16 and 20 only.
ALSO - Will buy Talica 8ii or 10ii!
Please PM me with What you have and what condition....
Can you find/follow feeding birds with that radar?
Any thoughts on this combo? I'm looking at Robalo boats and the factory will only build them with Garmin units, so I'm looking into whether...
Looking to pull the trigger on either an everglades 243 or a robalo cayman 246 - who can add rocket launchers to the T-top in socal? I'd like to...
80 casts better than 60...and for the record, I feel the talica 10 outcasts the trinidad 16, and I can cast both of those farther than the tranx,...
I'm loving the following rods - throwing 45 and 7x, etc, mainly targeting 40#+ fish:
Black Diamond Hybrid 809XH - love the lifting power.
Sick deal - this rod whacks yellows!
You mentioned a freespool mod on the shimano trinidads - do you do that on the gold trinis only or on the new "A" models as well?
20 is plenty big. Definitely go with a trinidad.
This Guy is a Fucking Legend. Thanks so much for the gear!
Somebody thought they were bidding in pesos...
10ii or 20ii?
Bob Sands has them in stock wrapped - super nice!
Go on the hull truth, they're super easy to find.
better off with a phenix 909xhj. beefy yet still featherlight. I also love the cal star GG. Phenix for YT, GG for tuna.
14 is nice and light, 16 will end it quicker.
Where on earth did you find these? I need them!
THANKS - where can I get the screw caps? Abu Garcia won't sell me them.
Do I have to cut the Abu handle to fit on the lexa bolt?
which guide should I use?
Wrapping BD/BD hybrids for Yoyo/surface iron (809xh, 869hx, 909xhj, 760xh) for YT/tuna
Smx 79,80,90H for...
Can I switch out my plastic Lexa handle knobs for Abu Garcia foam knobs? I have half a dozen abu garcia handles sitting around from all of my...
Thx - ill get that one going!
the fast or X-fast?
I should specify - I want this to be my "all day" stick for when I'm fishing yt and bass at the islands. The trinidad/809xhj gets a bit heavy...
Thought I'd drop this in - for guy with smaller hands, etc - the beast 60 is basically a "tall" lexa 300. I have both reels, they're about the...
What's lighter than an bd hybrid 809XHJ (i use a trinidad 16 on), heavier than an Abyss 809 (i use for bass), and fits a Revo Beast 60 or trinidad...
Anyone using these blanks (axis, black diamond hybrid) as jigsticks?
I'll take it
What non-counterbalanced handles will work as a direct replacement for the original counterbalanced handles?
Unless you fish for striped marlin theres no use for the 30 locally...
Interested if you haven't sold.
Trinidad 16 or Torium 16 straight 80# braid with 3 feet of fluoro - nothing I haven't stopped yet on a surface iron bite - including shutting down...
Smaller tranx is going to be sick if it's closer in size to a TN12/14!
808 is perfect bass rod. 809/809xh/xhj is better for tuna etc
Any 300 sized levelwind low pro baitcaster paired to a phenix abyss 808-809. I've taken 40# fish w/ that setup and you can cast with your eyes...
Buying a used boat - 2008-2012 model year - should I try to find one with minimal electronics and then outfit to 2016 standards or should I look...
Thanks so much! Great idea!
Awesome info and awesome pup!
Looking for a lightweight/keep cool life jacket with a leash clip that I can use for my dog when she's on the boat with me. She swims amazingly...
Ask for Justin
the checkers are more fun...the adderall of fish :spank::git::devil:
just button the drags down on the little guys
Good reels for fishing wahoo! LOLLOLLOLLOLLOL
LMK when you're ready to throw some plastic lures - bait can wait till summer!
If you're going to slap the reel on a dedicated weedless/slug stick like the seeker 659, then go for it. Otherwise why limit the use of the reel?...
Since we know you don't fish any more, I have to LOL
Gonna slip this bitch at CI
You end up standing on the console, not on top of the T-top, so it's about 3.5 feet.
Are they worth the extra money on a small (24 foot) center console? I'm thinking it's about 15k for an extra 3 feet of height...
Would be on an...
Looking to build two rods for the new revo toro beast 60 - one will be for throwing surface iron for YT (8'), the other for throwing iron/poppers...
Very cool rig. Is it an express or walk around?
8' for PB, 9' for sportboat.
Phenix abyss 807 or 808. Golden.
Good to know. Poor man's Davis, right? Considering making one into a boiler bass special...
@ShadBurke any thoughts on a repower for this?
With respect to the M1s, the 50 probably fishes great on the smx 79 or 82, but it's a trigger vs no trigger preference. The abyss...
I like your picks, Jim! These reels are meant to be pushed to the limit and it's so much fun! My quiver has been reduced to small trinidads and...
If there was a tranx the size of the lexa, would you ever reach for the lexa? LOL
The tranx feels so much better tho...
Exactly - does shimano think us guys who fish PB don't have as much $$$ as the LR guys? LOL LOL
Whatever floats your boat, Mark. Physically, the tranx is too big.
I don't quite agree with your math, but I think we arrive at roughly the same conclusion. Based on Shimano sponsored videos that I've watched,...
Anything in the works? I'll buy sight unseen!
A reel closer in size to the TN14/16 would be ideal for Socal/Baja surface/yoyo iron. The...
Daiwa has made a reel called the Luna for 10 years. Check that one out if your heart is set on a round reel. IMHO, I got rid of all my round reels...
Not like it won't get used for YT as well
That's exactly what I was thinking, except I was leaning toward the M1 8'2"
Are there any non-counterbalanced handles available for the Lexa?
Im building a popper stick for the quiver - I hate coffee grinders - and the tranx is too big.
Would the Beast 60 hold enough 65# braid for...
Are the new beast reels narrower and taller than the old NaCl models?
What are the braid capacities for 65/80#? I'm thinking 180 yards of 80 on the 60 size but my math could be off - (.011/.017) X 280 = Appx 180...
TN10/12 or a revo toro/beast. Back each one with 50# braid. Have both, love both. each sit on a phenix 808/809.
Weedless is the most fun - leadhead+viejos etc works great if they're not on the surface. Of course, @DIABLITO makes the best baits.
I only use...
RP - fastest, smallest, easiest. I use it for bass/yt/tuna. Never had it fail on a fish. I'm a heavy structure cedros visitor. 65# braid is plenty
spinnerbaits and surface iron and a few plastics, a revo toro nacl50 and a trinidad 14 on phenix 808/809 rods.
you can't beat a trinidad 14 for that. fill it with 65# braid, slap it on a Phenix 809 Abyss and you can land anything.
The Cartels like Parkers - they stole a new one in Cabo from a buddy last year.
PM me your cell # and email and I will be in touch
Some pathetic excuse for a human stole both of our outboard engines. Really sucks - especially because whoever this tweaker was not only stole...
230 yds of 80# braid. 3' top shot 40-60. Love it. Go to stick for iron - perfect for any size YT on the jig and tuna up to 40#, probably bigger...
Fuel burn to Santa Cruz/SBI/Catalina?
Did you buy a bigger bass boat?
Really bad ass.
What about the trinidads?
forgot to mention - the lexa doesn't have a clicker. Doesn't matter for bass, but last week when we couldn't make it happen on a paddy, guess who...
I fish 80# braid it holds plenty.
I prefer my NaCL when I'm on a fish but the lexa casts better. Own both. Always grab the nacl first.
You're right. My bad.
Yes, I'm picking up lots of them for $300 each. And yes, theres always a ton of reels for sale as soon as the tuna season ends, especially...
Cat yellows like it clean. congrats on the dodo of a lifetime!
You probably haven't seen the Abyss - it's super thin.
Specs are PSX-808-B 8'0" 15 - 40 1 Moderate/Fast 0.835 21.2 8.0 3.2 7.76 220
2015 Phenix Abyss 808 with X-wrap. $180
So we're clear, I mean no offense. It's a cash offer. Go on Craigslist, that's what they're going for left and right.
If it's brand new with the...
I dig the angle of the rocket launchers on these boats
Like a parker except way better ✌️
I'll pay you $350.
You need a backrest with a half dozen rocket launchers tho!
Really nice looking skiff - does the console seat have a backrest? Do you have a photo of the bait tank access?
Your post doesn't say what #braid and how many yards you have on it...
Is the bait well behind the drivers seat and the fish box the area in the transom?
What year are the motors?
Is the lowrance flush mounted or on a bracket?
I'm local - would love the reel. Texted you.
Is there still a boat there? Which one is it? ✌️
Sent PM about the Trini
Have you found any Cabos? Would love to know what you're seeing on the market.
Would like to check back in with you about the Cabo - please shoot me a message. Thanks!
Still would like it if you have it.
Totally leaning toward a used 24' bay boat. There's nothing reasonable within 1500 miles of Socal
like the title says...two of mine got stolen this week...
For the same price...both come bare bones w/ four strokes...
2007 Pathfinder 2400 with a 250hp yamaha
2004 Edgewater 225 Center Console...
"A blood stain is orange after you wash it three or four times, ain't it, Norman?
Shimano used to make a bag called the blue wave - it looked like a children's lunch bag, was zippered on top with a mesh bottom for...
Beautiful colors on those YT
22-26 feet with 200hp or more.
Let me know what you got.
That guy is trying to sell his too haha
Might want to fish a turd roller on a dropper loop hahahah
Hahahaha you said it not me
We are totally on the same page!
Love my calicos - but it might be more cost effective to go to cedros more often than fish here. Never got skunked there haha!
Thanks Matt. I'm just looking for the perfect setup - I've got plenty of patience.
If I'm buying new I'm leaning toward the 246 Cayman. It's...
How much fully rigged?
I've been getting spoiled. Ran offshore with a friend on his 37' this weekend - sure is nice to be warm and comfy...and your new boat isn't...
Anyone seen a great deal on a 22-26' bay boat lately? 200+ hp four stroke etc
Does a used Robalo Cayman exist?
plenty. mine is a 16 filled with straight 80# braid and it takes fish that size down quick.
Pics sent to all who sent PM
I can text you pics - PM your cell #
Filled with 65# spectra and a mono topshot. Lightly used, perfect for fly lining live bait to YT and Tuna.
$200, pick up in Santa Monica or...
HOODLUM. SO RAD!!!
Cool deal for a grom in Newport!
Assuming you changed your mind? Never received an email or PM...
At least the "ten grand" guy offered cash, right? ✌️
Bump for a nice boat and a nice guy too!!!
How's the Cayman working offshore?
But in the ad the seller says "this won't last long!"
Yes. I trust the Daiwas. Have several that are nearly 10 years old and they still work great. Simple and bulletproof.
Still had to grind the screws be they had round tops not flat.
Arturo's fleet has always put us on the fish.
There's an 18' Parker in LA for half that. 115 hp not 150 but still...
That thing is so ugly it's got to be fishy!
This wind report shows about half of the wind speed that the surf line report shows...do you trust it? We plan on diving as well as fishing.
Can anyone interpret the weather report for me?
Supposed to fish Cedros this week - not sure if we are going to get blown away by hurricane...
Are the new ones good too or is there a year they stopped being revered? I found a nice one from the early 2000s...
With a 150 Honda 4
What's price without engine?
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