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  1. 2Rotten

    Best Rig for Sinker Rig BFT; Shogun May 18-23; And More Quiver Questions

    My quiver, Light to Heavy: UC Tilefish Jr + Torque 25 nld2 - 30# UC Terminator + Torque 30/2 - 40# UC Predator + Fathom 30/2 - 50# UC GP Terminator + Fathom 40 nld2 - 60# UC Centaur + Mak 16 SEa - 80# UC Viper + Mak 20 SEa - 100# UC Zeus 3 + Fathom 40 nld2 - 60# (Knife Jigs) Questions: (1) Is 7...
  2. 2Rotten

    Need A Heavy for 10-Day Variety Trip on Intrepid October 2, 2021

    Going on my first Long Range trip along with Amy (wife of 34 years!). I have done a couple 2.75 day trips on the New Lo-An, love your So Cal style of fishing (we fish A Lot in Oregon; it is nothing like your fisheries!). Been building my quiver, pretty happy with my 30 through 80: UC Tilefish...
  3. 2Rotten

    Which UC Rod for 80# Fly Line / Sinker Rig BFT

    I want to fill the gap between my 7'6" Predator and my 7'6" Centaur. I really like my (non-premium) 8'0" Terminator, and am strongly leaning toward another 8'0" stick. Candidates: RGP80 Premium Predator, 8'0", 50 - 100# rating RGP80 Premium Terminator, 8'0", 30 - 80# rating CX80 Raptor (blank)...
  4. 2Rotten

    Offshore New Lo-An Charter Trip Report 2.75 Day 11/14 - 11/17

    I chartered the entire boat for the second year in a row, fished with 18 Oregon buddies plus one buddy who drove over from Wyoming. Last year's trip we nailed the conditions, boated about 150 Tuna over 5,000 pounds total including big fish of 328# on the kite. This year I was a bit nervous about...
  5. 2Rotten

    300 Gram SK Zebra Glow Jig - Rigging

    I have read lots about rigging Flat Falls for night fishing for Big BFT. Haven't seen a lot about rigging the big SK jigs. Is it the same? Are people sticking with the factory hooks? (9/0). How about attaching Monster Sabiki Glow Assist hooks on top, and a single 9/0 Jobu hook on the bottom? My...
  6. 2Rotten

    Nomad DTX Minnow 120 - Won't Troll at 6-7 Knots

    I live in Oregon and fish Albacore Tuna a bunch. Purchased a couple of the DTX Minnows in size 120 to try this season. Knew from the Nomad web site that they were not high-speed troll lures but thought I would give them a shot... No bueno, between 5 and 6 knots they lose stability and start...
  7. 2Rotten

    Torin and the Sea Beast: A Six-Year Old's First Halibut Adventure

    Excited! Mom (Virginia) and Dad (George) are Finally taking me Halibut fishing with their friend Rod (on his boat Sun Dog). Can't wait! Get to bed early - can't sleep! Gotta make sure Mom & Dad don't sleep in! 12:00; Mom! It's 12:00! Is it time to get up yet??? We're staying with Grandma over at...
  8. 2Rotten

    First LR Trip for Rod & Amy 2021

    I have done a couple of trips on the New Lo-An for bft/yft, 1.5 and 2.75 days. Nothing Long Range. Amy and I have done A Lot of fishing Mexico, Costa Rica etc. We fish Oregon a lot, have our own boat, catch hundreds of Albacore and dozens of Halibut/Salmon/Ling Cod each year. But, we have never...
  9. 2Rotten

    Wife Got Me a UC Terminator For My Birthday!

    Wow gotta love that woman! Really like the new stick, can't wait to use it! Casts a swim bait on a hook longer than my other sticks, as much back end power as my Predator but a softer tip. Think this is going to be an excellent 40/50 stick with a Penn Torque 30/2 loaded with 65# braid. Jamie at...
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    Offshore New Lo-An Trip Report 2.75 Day Nov 12-15 Loads of BFT/YFT and a Super Cow!

    My first BD trip report, I will try to give basics first then a few personal details/observations. Pics maybe tomorrow/just got back home a bit ago long drive. A bunch of us from (mostly) Oregon chartered the entire boat - Fun! Believe we fished in the general vicinity of The Butterfly, roughly...
  11. 2Rotten

    Heavy Rig for BFT Night Flat Falls - Top Shot or Not?

    A bunch of us mostly Oregon boys are heading out next month on a 2.75 day on the New Lo-An. I have glow Flat Falls 200 grams and up for night fishing, rigged with heavy hooks and 5' of 200# Seaguar Premier leader. My heavy rig is a 7'6" UC Centaur with a Mak 16 loaded with almost 500 yards of...
  12. 2Rotten

    Insoles for Xtra Tuff Fishing Boots

    I found that my feet were getting sore after being on the boat for a full day. Much as I like my Xtra Tuff boots, they don't have squat for insole support. So, I bit the bullet and stepped on one of those Dr. Scholl's Custom Fit machines in the local Walmart. $49 for the recommended insole. Wow...
  13. 2Rotten

    Mono vs Fluoro - Stretch Test (20 yards/50#)

    Been seeing lots of threads asking/recommending about different braid-to-mono, braid-to-fluoro, and braid-to-mono-to-fluoro solutions for 'dine fishing Tuna. Finally had to test it myself... I made 2 - 20 yard leaders with a loop on each end, one of 50# Big Game mono, the other using 50#...
  14. 2Rotten

    Lighter Leader and Bigger Tuna - Rail Tips and Equipment - Newbie Questions

    Leader sizes 25-30-40-50 & 60#. BFT sizes - sometimes you just don't know. Getting ready for a 3-day on the New Lo-An this November, and hopefully more and longer trips in the future. I have started assembling my quiver, currently have a UC Tilefish Jr. for 25 - 30#, a UC RUS 76HP for 40 - 50#...
  15. 2Rotten

    Boat Strategies Flat Falls for BFT

    22 of us from Oregon have chartered the New Lo-An for 2.75 days November 12-15. This trip starts on the Full Moon, and I anticipate we will fish Glow Flat Falls in the dark and grey light. We have the opportunity to fish cooperatively, since we all fish Tuna together in Oregon. First question...
  16. 2Rotten

    SuperBar Oregon Tuna Classic Prep Week-End!

    It's no secret that Team GLL is just 20-points out of First Place in the 2010 Oregon Tuna Classic competition with one event to go. What better time to invite my nephew Zack up to Oregon to chase Tuna and fine tune strategy and tactics? Newport Friday 8/20 Zack and I fished with Don Hines on...