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  1. pgangler

    Shimano Bearing Seal - BNT2878

    This bearing seal is used in the old Trini's and Torium's. When I took apart my Torium 20, that seal was pretty much destroyed. Can't find one from Shimano or ereplacement. Does anyone know where I can find this part (new)?
  2. pgangler

    Planing speed

    I previously owned a big, heavy Cabo that had to be doing 20+ knots to get up on plane. So basically, I had to be doing 8 knots or 20+. There was no in between. That was OK down in San Diego, but completely unworkable up in Monterey where I live now. I'm looking at buying a 23 or 25"...
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    Royal Star Nov 30-Dec 7 at the Lupe

    Brief report on the Star's journey to Guadalupe last week. We loaded with a full contingent of anglers, and the boat had already loaded up with great bait, so we got out of the harbor around 10am on Sat. Checked into Ensenada, and arrived at the island around noon on Sunday, to join the RP and...
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    Limits in HMB on 7.14

    Fished on the Hulicat with my son-in-law and ganddaughter on Saturday, for limits of kings. Beautiful seas all day, but we didn't find the fish until the captain made two moves. For me, most days that have started slow stayed that way, but Captain Tom kept searching and ended up finding...
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    I just want to catch some damn salmon...

    So I just returned from a trip to River's Inlet. It was a great adventure (float plane, excellent lodge, captain your own boat, etc) but we caught very few fish, they were mostly coho and the cost of the trip is very high (about $4K/pp). I've been to Alaska and BC about 6 times, and 3 of the...
  6. pgangler

    Three days on the Mo

    Just got back to Bozeman after fishing the Missouri for the last 3 days. This stretch is from Holter Dam past a wide spot in the rod named Craig, and on through a spectacular canyon section, before opening up on the way to Great Falls. We've done this trip every year for the past several...
  7. pgangler

    Mazatlan - 10.25.16 for no love

    Fished out of Mazatlan on the Aries III - 33' Crystaliner. The captain and deckhand had teasers on board, so we put out a general spread for marlin and sails. We raised 3 blue marlin and 1 sailfish, but couldn't get them to hook up. On two of the fish, I had pilot error getting the fly...
  8. pgangler

    ATD drag ramp

    I recently acquired an ATD 30 and ATD 50 (both used), and they had recently been serviced. I used them on the recent Rooster Loftus&Martin 15-day, and was fortunate enough to land a 195 and a 205 on the ATD30. I used the ATD50 for jigging and didn't get bit on it. Both reels exhibited...
  9. pgangler

    Mazatlan Report 11/10, 13

    Fished 2 days with Aries Fleet, and Captain David in Mazatlan last week. First day was smooth and hot - typical Mazatlan weather. We trolled a bait/lure spread, but I had a 12 wt flyrod, with a pink Cam Sigler big game fly, as the flatline on the port corner. My buddy landed a 60lbish...
  10. pgangler

    Moss Landing 4/6

    Was on the Kahuna today out of Moss. Short version: We had about 6 bites, landed 3 for 17 anglers (I was not one of the chosen few). Longer version: We left the dock at 5:30, headed south, starting between Mulligan and the Soldiers Club in about 180 ft of water. Beautiful morning - flat...
  11. pgangler

    Knots for big game

    I'm setting up a 12-wt for dorado and sailfish, and want to use 50lb braid backing so I'll have more capacity, and for more strength. Got spooled last year in Mazatlan and lost the flyline at the backing knot, on 30lb dacron. Any recommended knots for braid-to-flyline (there's no loop in the...
  12. pgangler

    Dodo's in Mazatlan

    Just returned from our annual week in Mazatlan, and had a great day chasing dorado with my buddy and son-in-law. Mazatlan had quite a bit of rain in the previous week, so there was (and typically is) a definitive debris line that separates blue water from green water. That debris line held...