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    BOB SANDS BLANK SALE. United Composites and Calstar

    Good afternoon all, IT'S OFFICIAL, THE BOB SANDS TACKLE ROD/BLANK AND REEL SALE HAS BEGUN. This sale includes some of OUR BIGGEST SALT WATER ROD AND BLANK DISCOUNTS EVER.. PM me or come into the store for further information... We have a huge inventory of all the latest rods and blanks but...
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    LIMIT STYLE, GALLAGHER/EXCEL 10 DAY

    Good Evening All, Another amazing Gallagher/Excel charter is in the books.. I believe this is our 19th year of the crazy, silly, absurd, disturbing, inane and otherwise phenomenal event.. Because of the rules of etiquette associated with Bloody Decks, I will leave out many of the more, shall we...
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    $1000.00 discount on Excel/Gallagher 10 day

    Good afternoon all, Several of our anglers had to cancel their trips... We have been filling some of the slots trying to recoup some of their deposit monies but at this point we are offering a rare if ever discount of $1000.00 off the trip price... Their loss is your gain. There are a couple...
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    Missoula Montant to Alberta Canada. WOW what a July

    I spent most of July fly fishing with some amazing friends in Missoula Montana and then in Canada.. Our annual trip with Blackfoot River Outfitters was one of our best yet.. So many trout of all types along with some great Pike fishing.... surrounded by such stunning beauty..Fish to 22 inches...
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    RARE: EXCEL/GALLAGHER 10 DAY OPENINGS

    Good morning all, September 19th thru 29th. I believe this is our 19th year of the Gallagher Charter on the Big and Beautiful EXCEL. This charter is normally fully booked 2 years in advance. Without question, one of the most fun charters of the year. And one of the most productive as far as...
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    FLY FISHING THE FLATS OF CUBA

    Just Back this week from a fly fishing trip to the beautiful waters of Cienaga de Zapata, Cuba, targeting Permit, Tarpon, Snook and Bonefish.. Once again, Michael Caranci and the Fly Shop Redding handled the details. Cristian, The gentleman who is the creator and co-owner of this remote Cuban...
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    TARGETING G.T.'S AT FARQUAR ATOLL OFF THE SEYCHELLES CHAIN

    Another incredible adventure is in the books.. Farquar Atoll is the furthest island in the Seychelle chain.. Half way around the world in the Indian Ocean with Gin clear waters, coral and lava reefs with endless miles of pristine fly fishing flats. A living aquarium containing an entire array of...
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    Monster Arapaima from Pirarucu on the Fly

    Good afternoon all, I returned from an amazing trip to Pirarucu in the Amazon a few days ago.. Another Epic Fly fishing trip with Untamed Angling and arranged by The Fly Shop. I cannot say enough great things about both of these operations as the days I experienced were undoubtedly record...
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    Golden Dorado and Pacu C/O Tsimane Bolivia

    Back from the Tsimane area of Bolivia.. Fly fishing for Golden Dorado with Untamed Angling...So many great Golden Dorado seen and landed.. I was very fortunate that I had Several Huge Dorado brought to leader but found their freedom before we could get them in front of the camera.. None the...
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    Back from Missoula Montana with BRO... AWESOME

    After returning from a wonderful Permit fly fishing Trip to Mexico the week before, 2 friends and I just returned from Missoula Montana and fishing with Blackfoot River Outfitters.. High waters are receding but they are very high.. None the Less, We traveled and found amazing water, beautiful...
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    TGIF.. TARGETING PERMIT AT ESBL MID WINTER W/PICS

    Good Morning All, Just back this week from another trip to Espiritu Santo Bay Lodge (ESBL) where my main targeted species was Big Permit. The new lodge is super comfortable with AC in all the large rooms and a Chef that is off the chart great. The Customer Service provided by Chiara and Dane...
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    Daiwa Saltist 8000 WAHOO SLAYER

    Good afternoon folks, In my on-going quest to find the ultimate fishing tools, for a variety of applications, at great prices....My latest reel to test is the Daiwa Saltist 8000 Spinning reel. At Bob Sands Tackle I am constantly being asked about spinning gear for Salt Water applications...
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    Daiwa Saltist 8000 WAHOO SLAYER

    Good afternoon folks, In my on-going quest to find the ultimate fishing tools, for a variety of applications, at great prices....My latest reel to test is the Daiwa Saltist 8000 Spinning reel. At Bob Sands Tackle I am constantly being asked about spinning gear for Salt Water applications...
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    Daiwa Saltist 8000 WAHOO SLAYER

    Good afternoon folks, In my on-going quest to find the ultimate fishing tools, for a variety of applications, at great prices....My latest reel to test is the Daiwa Saltist 8000 Spinning reel. At Bob Sands Tackle I am constantly being asked about spinning gear for Salt Water applications...
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    Daiwa Saltist 8000 WAHOO SLAYER

    Good afternoon folks, In my on-going quest to find the ultimate fishing tools, for a variety of applications, at great prices....My latest reel to test is the Daiwa Saltist 8000 Spinning reel. At Bob Sands Tackle I am constantly being asked about spinning gear for Salt Water applications...
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    9/2 thru 9/10 Excel/Gallagher Fish Explosion

    I believe this was our 18th year of this annual charter. Historically, this is one of the most successful and fun trips of the year. This year was no different as we almost plugged the big boat.... On an 8 day. I will make this a quick write up (Quick for me long for others) with a "What...
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    New JRI Wahoo Jigs.

    Good evening folks, WAHOO SEASON IS HERE....Most everyone knows I love my Captain Jimmy bombs for fishing Wahoo. However, there many times I want to go to something different than everyone else on the boat... Jerry and I came up with the following ideas a bit ago and folks are loving them. Bob...
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    Espiritu Santo Bay Lodge.. Nirvana

    I have been going non stop for the last 1.5 months fly fishing (Fresh and Salt Water locales) but I wanted to post a few pics of ESBL before I write up this amazing Salt Water Flat Fly fishing destination. Phenomenal would be an understatement.. And almost no body else competing for the area...
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    Sage X 6101 Ultimate Nymphing and ?? Rig

    Just back from my first of many weeks fishing out of Missoula, Montana with my favorite folks from Blackfoot River Outfitters. When my buddy and I arrived, most all of the waters near town were blown out with high and off color water. No big deal, as the BRO guides will drive where ever we need...
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    Brand New JRI 66 Glow with Single Tuna hook

    Good evening all, Just wanted to let you all know this new item exists. For those who struggle with the larger model of PL68 or JRI 8 here is a new option for you to try.. Giant Yellowfin Tuna or other big bottom critters beware... More drops with less energy when the current is not so...
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    Sage X rod. 8, 9 and 10 Wt. Review

    I just returned from the Amazon targeting world class Peacock Bass. Casting for a week straight using large streamers (6 - 9 inches) as well as big Poppers and Pole Dancers. I had just received my X rods prior to the trip so this would be a great chance to really give these rods a work-out...
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    Nov. 2016 Rio Marie. I return to the Amazon

    Another amazing adventure with Untamed Anglers, on the Rio Marie (Pronounce Marr E Yay) is in the books. I highly recommend each of you look up this amazing operations especially the basis of their operation which is to work with and in accordance with the indigenous tribes located at most all...
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    ALL PRODUCT TESTING RESULTS FOR ARTIFICIAL LURES

    As many of you know my obvious love and passion for using spinners and artificial lures when fishing larger species of Ocean going finned critters has allowed me many opportunities to test both new and old products related to the tasks at hand. Poppers, stickballs, surface iron, mid water lures...
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    INCREDIBLE ROD RACKS FOR LONG RANGE

    Returned Thursday from another incredibly successful Gallaher/Excel 8 day adventure. I will write the trip up later but for now I have to show an amazing product I purchased from Jim Odlum of Atlas Sheet Metal located in Orange County California. This is a 12 rod piece of functional art. I...
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    RUSSIA, I WILL LET THE PICTURES DO THE TALKING

    The Zhupanova River in Kamchatka, Russia.... The greatest fly fishing adventure of my life and I have had many.. I will figure out how to write this up later but for now I will let the Pics do the talking. So many great rainbows up to 35 inches... The same with the Kunja. Too many pictures so...
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    Blackhole Jigging and Popping rods now at Bob Sands Tackle

    Just to let everyone know, Bob Sands Tackle is now carrying Blackhole Popping and Jigging rods. They do not yet have our new inventory but our order should be to the store next week or the following. I put up for display and demo my personal series of rods and have already sold out the full...
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    Popping for Blue Fin thoughts and needs

    Hi All, I posted this as a response to a different thread but though I would post it in a few places. Good evening all, I have been getting tons of Emails and phone calls asking about this subject. I have several concerns about the answers some of the guys are giving on these sites. Since the...
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    United Composite Viper and Invictus 7'6" Review

    Since I am affiliated with Bob Sands thus I am continually responsible for my recommendations of product to customers, I attempt to be as familiar as possible with as many products on the market regarding Long Range, Jigging, Popping, etc. as possible. With this task in mind I had our shop...
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    Blackhole Challenger and Cape Cod Special reviews

    I recently returned from a 15 day on the wonderful Royal Polaris where I continued to have a chance to play with some very new Blackhole Challenger rods and to continue playing with some of my older B.H. Popping rods. It is rather interesting to note that with the latest influx of newer long...
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    Blackhole Challenger and Cape Cod Special Popping rods

    I recently returned from a 15 day on the wonderful Royal Polaris where I continued to have a chance to play with some very new Blackhole Challenger rods and to continue playing with some of my older B.H. Popping rods. It is rather interesting to note that with the latest influx of newer long...
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    Bob Sands Tackle/R.P. 15 Day returned 5/8/16 report

    Good morning all, Another incredibly successful Bob Sands Tackle charter is in the books. 26 passengers were treated to 15 days of hysterical laughter, inane antics, great cigars, a variety of cocktails and a whole lot of memorable fun times. We even figured out how to laugh and be fully...
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    Bob Sands Tackle/R.P. 15 Day leaving 4-23-16

    Good Evening all, Just began my Non-Last minute organizing for our Bob Sands Charter. We have some of our usuals from the shop, Sal, Al, Stan, Tony and myself. We also have representation from the North with Doug (Norcaltunaclub). I will be bringing (Not for give away) some great gear from...
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    New Zealand on the Fly..Defies the imagination Part 2

    Just thought I would get your attention with this beast to be discussed in the Poronui section of this part 3.....Though you cannot see the rougher water up above this location,this fish took me running, floating, flying and boulder hopping, 250 yards down-stream, through rapids and giant...
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    Selecting the proper Jig or artificial lure

    I am putting together an article regarding my thoughts on How to select the proper jigs when preparing for a fishing trip. Long or short range does not matter. I think it would be very interesting to hear how other, accomplished, artificial jig slingers go about determining what their...
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    Selecting the proper jig or artificial

    I am putting together an article regarding my thoughts on How to select the proper jigs when preparing for a fishing trip. Long or short range does not matter. I think it would be very interesting to hear how other, accomplished, artificial jig slingers go about determining what their...
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    Selecting the right jig or artificial

    I am putting together an article regarding my thoughts on How to select the proper jigs when preparing for a fishing trip. Long or short range does not matter. I think it would be very interesting to hear how other, accomplished, artificial jig slingers go about determining what their...
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    New Zealand on the Fly..Defies the imagination Part 1

    Good afternoon all, After 2 weeks in New Zealand and 5 days working the Long Beach Fred Hall show I finally get a chance to put pen to paper or keyboard to internet in order to share with you this amazing trip. While I have been so fortunate to have had many lifetimes of adventures, this trip...
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    Captain Jimmy Bombs and United Composites

    The show has been awesome with product flying off the shelves at the Bob Sands Tackle booth.. We just loaded up the last of our Captain Jimmy Bombs and United Composite Rods, so come on a get yours before they are gone. Check out the newest U.C. rail rods which are impossible to get and on...
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    How did I get here?

    So, there I was, minding my own business, near my home in Calabasas, having some Corner Bakery coffee, Egg Whites and a piece of toast and the next thing I know I am in Aukland N.Z. waiting for a plane to take me to Owens River lodge in Nelson New Zealand...and then Taupo N.Z. to fly fish at...
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    How Did I get here?

    So, there I was, minding my own business, near my home in Calabasas, having some Corner Bakery coffee, Egg Whites and a piece of toast and the next thing I know I am in Aukland N.Z. waiting for a plane to take me to Owens River lodge in Nelson New Zealand...and then Taupo N.Z. to fly fish at...
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    Amazon... I am back... WOW

    Good afternoon all, Got back a bit ago from undoubtedly one of my greatest fly fishing experiences ever... Yes, the fishing was off the hook as you will see but it was the actual project that was the most impactful... enough to have me looking into how I can help to further the project through...
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    Heading to Rio Marie (Amazon)

    Good evening all, Lousy Laker game but having fun getting ready for my next bucket list item. Fly Fishing Peacock Bass deep in the Amazon at the end of the month. Looking for any in-sight, must have items, flies, etc. Advice on Shots though it looks like I just need Yellow Fever, however, I...
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    Shogun/Bob Sands Tackle 8 day report

    G'day all, Once again, fair warning to those who have ADD, ADHD, some other form of attention defecit or anyone who does not like to read extended versions of this writer's thought processes. If the first sentence was too long for you... STOP READING NOW!!!!..... or read this novella over...
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    Excel/Gallagher 8 day strikes Gold, Pink, Silver, orange and black

    Good morning all, Writing in from the Excel on day 5 of our 8 day Gallagher charter. Our trip is billed as a Rocks or Bust trip and Capt. Justin put us in a position to do just that. With a pressure system heading towards or sitting on the Rock pile making the choice somewhat difficult, Capt...
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    Black Hole Rods going Long with Excel and Shogun

    Good morning all, I just received a package from Kilsong of JigNPop with a couple of more new Black Hole Challenger, once piece uber rods. These things appear to be awesome. I put a flex into each and found, unlike most rods out today, the noted line ratings appeared to be correct or even...
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    fly fishing Greenland and Iceland

    It's about 2 AM in Iceland and I just got back from Greenland f fishing char. Will report when I get time. Warning, I suck taking pictures as I prefer to fish and not snap photos but I will report what I have learned. Just know the fish are thick as thieves and beautiful. Jamie
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    Back to Missoula with Blackfoot River Outfitters

    "It's back to Missoula for our first of 5 separate 1 week guided stays for 2015 with BRO. This week saw us with Jed, Kurt and John. Each day gave us a new adventure in fly fishing as well as a chance to just meld with mother nature. Thanks to all 3 of the guides from BRO my buddy Simon upped his...
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    Okuma/Wahoodad/Excel 15 day recap

    Good morning all, I transferred my previous introductory thread to this new spot. So here goes This was the fastest 15 day trip I have ever participated in. No, the fishing was just okay but certainly not off the hook. Check that, for one of the passengers/charter master, the catching was...
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    Harnesses for big tuna revisited

    Something a fellow passenger noted to me, as I was happily strapped into my harness, easily reeling in a triple digit tuna prompted me to write this post. Tim Turis was right next to me and also overheard this gentleman's thoughtful statement. Tim fishes the same harness as I and has for...
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    Hola from the Okuma/Wahoodad/Excel 15 day

    I am not sure how many of these posts I will be able to make as the Internet is having a few issues. However, this trip has been a blast so far without really too much time for story telling. The very first day, David (Wahoodad) put together an amazing table and floor full of giveaways. I...
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    Fred Hall and Fishing Insights from a Seller and Consumer's point of view

    Good afternoon all, For this guy another great show is in the books as I will not be active at the Del Mar Show. Now that I have a chance to unwind I started thinking about how the fishing world has changed, in most cases for the better. As always, my story will not be short and will have some...
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    I need help finding this fly

    I cannot remember what fly this is, if it was bought as a saltwater for freshwater fly or where I got it. The head is fairly heavy, made of metal and has decal eyes. Any assistance in locating more of these would be fantastic. Thank you Jamie
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    I need help finding this fly

    I cannot remember what fly this is, if it was bought as a saltwater for freshwater fly or where I got it. The head is fairly heavy, made of metal and has decal eyes. Any assistance in locating more of these would be fantastic. Thank you Jamie
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    Tarpon Head Chronicles (Un Friggin Believable)

    Today, here at Belize River Lodge (Story for another post) I just came back from the greatest Tarpon, fly fishing, morning one could hope for. My guide John asked me if I was up for a long shot Tarpon expedition which would take 1.5 hours each way by boat in travel time. Without hesitation my...
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    Best Flats FFing locations in Late Feb. or March

    I am going thru the Winter withdrawals and am looking to go Bone/Permit/Snook/Tarpon fly fishing almost anywhere in the world.. I have been all over Asuncion bay and have had a blast. I am now considering Belize or Turneff. I am also considering Andros or Abacos but those seem to be almost...
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    Lost Blue Reel Bag on Nov. 17th

    Hi All, It is finally happened. Senility or whatever you want to call it has kicked in. Somehow, I did not load up my Blue Reel bag when I returned from our Royal Polaris Trip. This bag, which I may never see again, was loaded up with some quality reels including some Shimano Stella Spinners...
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    Report for the 14 day Bob Sands/Davis Boats/R.P. Moo time Daqaritas adventure

    I am sorry to say I returned Monday from performing duty in Her Majesty's service for 14 days. I really should have done a turn around and been back out there fishing but I didn't so I will try not to whine. We had so much fun with this group of passengers, crew, office staff and Skippers I...
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    Bob Sands/Davis Boats Royal Polaris Moo time Margaritas.

    Not sure if anyone on this board is going but since this is a Bob Sands Tackle sponsored trip aboard the beautiful Royal Polaris leaving Monday, I feel I have to do something special. After all, those who know me have always described me as a special boy...... With that said, I will be...
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    Excel/Gallagher 8 day... What worked

    Good morning all, Another successful Gallagher/Excel trips is in the books. As always the cast of characters for this charter are amazing. Passengers, Crew, front office, etc. all contributed to make this charter one of the best of the best. Even Mom..., who threw Hurricane Norbert (Who the...
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    JRI Jigs really are something Special

    Good morning all, Just a few minutes for some thoughts while waiting on the Tuna to cooperate on the Gallagher/Excel 8 days charter. This is my third long range trip where I have had a chance to use a variety of JRI jigs. The first jig, used on my last 17 day trips was the PL 68 type, but...
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    Rare 1 spot open Gallagher/Excel 8 day Rocks or bust

    Good morning all, Our annual, limited load, Gallagher/Excel 8 day, leaving Sept. 3, charter had a person drop out due to personal circumstances. This is a trip that has been selling out a year in advance, on a regular basis, and is one of the longest running charters on the Excel. This is a...
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    Bob and Jamie's very preliminary Tac Glue testing

    Okay, So Bob Perkins and I, from Bob Sands Tackle, decided we were going to do our own testing with the hopes of figuring out the best way for this method to work and to determine for ourselves what "Bench Testing" would show. We are not done with our testing yet but here are the parameters we...
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    Missoula rivers BRO style (Pictures included)

    I am so fortunate in that years ago I realized trying to get my friends to go fly-fishing in Montana, as often as I wanted, was a daunting task. Someone once told me you don't get pregnant from talking so I schedule dates a year in advance and let everyone know when I am going. Life is too...
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    Okuma Makaira 20 SEA WOW!!!!!!

    I have lots to report from my Last 17 day Excel.Mikkelsen long range trip but I really wanted to discuss my first experience with the Mak 20 SEA as a big fish reel. I have been a proponent of the Makaira series of reels for quite some time as I believe the line to be the best bang for the buck...
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    Fish of a life time????.... Lost at color

    I have been trying to figure out how to write about this but I figured F...K it, I will write what I believe to be true though there is simply no way to prove my statements. I do not lie, intentionally, so these are my accounts of the issue. I am on the fantastic Excel/Mikkelsen big fish...
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    The Excel/Mikkelson trip has left the building

    We are on our way.. For the sake of "Brevity" I will keep these reports to just a couple of sentences or less. Jamie
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    I'm going Long Big X style

    Good evening all, It turns out I can say no to anything but temptation. I have had so much going on the last several months I have not gotten my fix of Big Tuna fishing. Ralph came into the shop on the same day as my buddy Pat called with both letting me know there were some openings on the...
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    Come by the Blackhole booth number 504

    Good morning all, The show was great yesterday as we were loaded with business at the Bob Sands Tackle booth. Exhausting but great. Normally I take off Thursday but I changed my mind and will be going today to spend some time at the Blackhole Popping and Jigging booth. Come on by and say...
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    Being properly prepared for your First Long Range Trip

    For those of you who do not know me please be aware this is not going to be a short post. If longer posts bother you then please get out now while you still can. Most of this post will be directed at Ultra long trips but the same ideas will absolutely apply to shorter length long range trips...
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    Captain Jimmy Bombs is The Reel Deal

    Good afternoon all, I have not had much chance to finalize the reports of my last two trips on both the Excel and Royal Polaris. As I did note the Wahoo fishing was beyond exceptional as long as you threw the right gear.... Unless you are crew member Eddie in which case you could throw a roll...
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    PROOF POSITIVE THE RP LOVES THEIR SPINNERS

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Royal-Polaris-Sportfishing/124356574261446?ref=br_tf
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    Amazing conditions for your next long range trip

    Good after noon all, We are still experiencing incredible Wahoo fishing here on the Royal Polaris. The water temperature and weather is just perfect for ultimate mixed bag fishing. We are only 5 days into our trip yet if we ended this adventure today the trip would be EPIC!!!. PLEASE!! do...
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    BOB SANDS TACKLE/ROYAL POLARIS 10 DAY IS OFF AND RUNNING

    Good morning all, It sure feels good to find myself back on the good ship Royal Polaris. Every time I board this beautiful grand dam of the fleet I cannot help but remember her youth with Bill looking down on the action from his corner perch on the upper deck. Our Last Bob Sand's 14 day...
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    Bob Sands Tackle/Royal Polaris 10 day openings Sept. 28

    Come join me and the gang on the Royal Polaris for the Bob Sands Tackle 10 day, leaving September 28. I have been asked to be the charter master on this trip while Sal, the owner of Bob Sands, will be supplying me with all sorts of great give-away items. Frank is providing us R.P. sweat...
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    2013 Shimano Saragosa 25000 What a beast

    2013 Shimano Saragosa 25000 What a beast As you all know I love my Shimano and Accurate Spinners. I just loaded up a brand new Saragosa 25K spinner with one heck of a ton of 100 pound hollow Spectra. If our line winder counter is accurate I put onover 550 yds. though the box states 440...
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    DO NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY (s)

    I cannot believe how amazing the fishing is this season. We are now in prime time for the 7 - 10 day adventures. 2 trips I would absolutely consider getting on immediately: 2 spots opened up on the next Excel 8 day, Pelagic gear charter leaving the same day we get in, September 12. This trip...
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    9-4 thru 9-12 Excel/Gallagher 8 day And Awayyyy We Go

    I cannot believe it is the time again. Our 13th or is it 14th Annual Gallagher charter on the Big, Beautiful Excel. We left San Diego yesterday in relatively hot and humid weather. I say relatively as it was probably 15 degrees hotter back home. While waiting for the big boat to fuel up I...
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    80 - 130 pound rigs for shorter range... Roll Em if You Got Em

    Good evening all, I was chatting to day with Dave Geis from the Excel and the subject of big rigs came up. It is amazing to both of us some folks seem to believe you do not want or need an 80 - 100 pound rig for 3 - 10 day trips. I seem to get this question almost every week from anglers...
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    The Excel goes really Big

    Please read past the few first sentences. This is the Excel and her owners giving back in a big "Excel" way. I love it. Jamie Daily Fish Report | excelsportfishing.com Tuesday, June 18 04:22 PM Boat Load of Heroes After an amazing finish to the long season on our 15 day HCI JUNE...
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    2 Charters in September

    Good afternoon all, I have two long range charters in Sept. 2013. The first is the Gallagher 8 day on the Excel. This trip has been booked solid for almost a year with most folks coming back year after year. The second is the Bob Sands 10 Day on the Royal Polaris at the end of Sept. This is...
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    Makaira 16

    We got our shipment of Mak 16's into Bob Sands Tackle so I had a chance to play with one before they all are sold. This is another serious reel from the Okuma Team with all the same great features as its older brothers and sisters. Like the bigger SEa's the reel feels substantial in the hands...
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    Royal Polaris/Bob Sands Tackle 10 day

    Good morning all, I was asked recently to be the Charter Master for the September 28, 2013, 10 day, Bob Sands Tackle trip aboard the beautiful Royal Polaris. This is a great time of year for Wahoo, good grade of Tuna, bottom critters, etc. A 10 day at this time of year may be your best...
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    Beautiful Silver Makairas

    Go to the Okuma booth to check out the new anodized color for this fantastic Makaira line up. Actually, I have not been by the Okuma booth so I am assuming they have some there for you to drool over. Come on by the Bob Sands Booth to order as we sold ours out early the first day. Great Show...
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    Dreaming of a Talica 50??

    Come on by the Bob Sands booth to look at this amazing reel. You might just go home with this one. Jamie
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    Trout Seminar Monday, Feb. 25th (Tomorrow)

    Good morning all, Bob Sands Tackle in Van Nuys California is having a Trout Seminar with pro's from G. Loomis and Shimano Tomorrow, Monday the 25th of Feb. 2013. Be at the shop before 6:30 PM. Heck, Come early and check out the store or just chat about fishing. This is going to be a good...
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    15 day Excel/JignPop Recap or As the world spins

    AKA as the world spins Good afternoon all, Here I am, sitting on an airplane on my way back to San Diego. Tomorrow, I will meet the boat at the landing and help in the off loading. There will only be a few of us at the landing to push the carts as most of the folks flew back to...
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    15 day Excel/JigNpop.. Let the Adventure Begin

    Let the adventure begin. A number of folks on this trip met at the docks early this morning. Introductions were made and I was delighted to discover some old fishing buddies had snuck onto this trip. Big Al Scow and James Hassen are two regulars, errr... Super regulars on the Big and...
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    Excel 15 day $1000.00 discount

    Good afternoon all, One persons loss is your gain. This is a chance to help a fellow angler out and save some serious cash at the same time. Our 15 Day, fly in/fly out (Or ride the boat either or both ways) has had one of our folks have to cancel due to an illness in the family. His spot is...
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    Bob Sands Tackle/R.P. Late Report

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    manufacturers wanted for testing your products

    Good evening out there all, As you may or may not know Kilsong and I have managed to get ourselves into a very special West Coast Long Range trip aboard the magnificent Excel. We leave on January 22, 2013. We are looking for manufacturers who deal with any type of artificial gear who would...
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    Jigging and popping items needed for testing

    Good evening out there all, As you may or may not know Kilsong and I have managed to get ourselves into a very special West Coast Long Range trip aboard the magnificent Excel. We leave on January 22, 2013. We are looking for manufacturers who deal with any type of artificial gear who would...
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    Excel 15 day possible opening

    Good afternoon all and Happy New Year, We may have just had a late cancellation on our Kilsong's (JigNpop) Jigging and Popping special leaving January 22 on the big and beautiful EXCEL. This is a chance to get some serious rail time if you are a bait fisherman as many of us will be using...
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    Aging Gracefully in Long Range

    Good evening all, I returned at the end of last week from an amazing Bob Sands Tackle/Royal Polaris 13 day adventure which I will write up later. My cheeks are still sore from laughing so hard for 13 straight days. I am about to wax philosophical so stop reading now if you expect anything...
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    Casting Spectra on a conventional reel

    Good morning all, I actually wrote this in response to a question posted on a different board topic but thought it might be worth posting here as well. Hopefully it will help a few anglers. Please also do not use this as a platform for comparing Spinners to Conventional reels. Yo...
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    Shimano Tranx Review

    G'day all, I fished this beautiful reel on my last 8 day. Though the fish were not huge I ended up buttoning down the drags to see what it could do. 12 - 25 pound yellowtail and Tuna could not pull drag and I just beefed the buggers in. Cap't Mike even commented that was an interesting way...
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    Gallagher/Excel News as it happens

    Good afternoon All, Left the docks yesterday on the big Excel. A Great group of folks including a large contingent coming over from the Q 105. Based on just chatting with them by phone the night before along with exchanging stories yesterday on the boat it is clear the Gallagher charter once...
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    Gallagher/Excel 8 day Stay tuned

    Good evening all, My Shirpas have done a fine job placing all my gear into one of the bays of my garage. Bob Sands Tackle, Avet Reels and Erics Tackle have done a great job loading us up with top of the line give aways. Rick came thru and provided Bob Sands with a bunch of the new 200L...
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    Long Range Facebook sites

    For those of you.... And you know who we are.... Who need to see and read more about those great long range trips check out some sites on the operations web sites. Heck, if you are into it throw in your own 2 cents on the face book pages of your favorite Long or Short Range operations. I am...
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    Monster Day on the Clark

    G'day all though it is actually evening, Here in Montana it is actually still day light as it will be until about 10 or 10:30. We just got off the Clark after another Epic day with our friend and guide extraordinaire John Herzer of Blackfoot River Outfitters in Missoula. The last 3 days were...
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    Jerry Brown 40 pound hollow/spliceable Spectra Update

    I apologize for not updating the information sooner on this material but Basil already did it. This fantastic Braid is very easy to splice with some whom I have spoken with noting it is even easier to splice than the J.B. 60 Pound hollow. I am using this for my backing on my Salt Water Fly...
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    Jerry Brown coming with 40 pound hollow

    I just heard from Ben Frazier who let me know J.B. is coming out shortly with a fully splice-able 40 pound hollow Spectra. I called over to J.B. and found that is exactly what is happening. I will be getting some sample material to experiment with but this is giant news. Now standard...
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    Jerry Brown coming with 40 pound hollow

    I just heard from Ben Frazier who let me know J.B. is coming out shortly with a fully splice-able 40 pound hollow Spectra. I called over to J.B. and found that is exactly what is happening. I will be getting some sample material to experiment with but this is giant news. Now standard reels...
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    Actual Testing of Soft Steel Ultra

    Good afternoon all, Since I have been away fishing and tied up with other stuff I finally can get back to the test results for Soft Steel Ultra Mono being brought back to market here in the U.S. by Tony Garza. In order to get a real third party test result I sent a variety of line test...
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    Testing of Soft Steel Ultra Mono

    Good afternoon all, Since I have been away fishing and tied up with other stuff I finally can get back to the test results for Soft Steel Ultra Mono being brought back to market here in the U.S. by Tony Garza. In order to get a real third party test result I sent a variety of line test...
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    Panama/Intrepid Long Range on Steroids

    I am still in Panama and getting ready to call it a night. I now have Internet and am willing to admit I missed it.... Sort of. In case you have not been keeping track you might want to follow the reports. Out trip started on April 10 and ended today. Start at the beginning. Forgive the...
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    Intrepid Adventure

    My juices are flowing so hard my surroundings need protection. This will be David, Ken, I and the rest in just a few days. OMG!!!!!!!!!!! Is it Monday yet?? http://www.fishintrepid.com/fish.html Jamie
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    Proper Spinning reel techniques for Long Range

    Those of you who know me are aware I rarely laugh or find humor when on a long range boat. I am always serious about catching big tuna finding little time to sleep, eat, drink, smoke cigars or chat with the passengers and crew. It takes a full time commitment and a certain level of intensity...
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    Just to Get your juices flowing

    Intrepid's first adventure in Panama. If this does not get your spirit to soar you are probably dead. You are just one phone call away from experiencing this for your self. http://www.fishintrepid.com/fish.html Jamie
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    Long Range Cow fishing tips Part 3

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    I am going to Panama on the Intrepid

    Oh My Gaaaaawwwwd, My Schedule just opened up so I am jumping on the Intrepid for the Panama Adventure starting April 9th. I am SOOOOOO Stoked I cannot see straight. I have my airline ticket on Copa Air which is a red eye from Los Angeles and will arrive in Panama City the same date as the...
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    Needed great guide for fishing Pensacola Florida

    I am looking to fly fish the flats or ?? sometime in mid June somewhere near Pensacola Fla. I am not at all familiar with the areas so I am open for suggestions. I do not even know if there is Bone fish in the area or if it is only Red Fish, Pampano, etc. Any suggestions would be most...
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    Long Range Cow fishing tips Part 2

    Good evening all, Well, we now have a bit of information on hooks and connections. It was great to see other knowledgeable folks post additional information on this subject. Since no one fisherman I know has intimate knowledge of everything regarding fishing it is wonderful to have others...
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    Spectra Issues and Maintenance for all anglers

    Good morning all, Originally I wrote this in response to someone who had some questions or issues with Spectra breaking well below its rated strength. I figured this would be a good general issue thread so please realize it was written as a response and not as a new thread. Over the last...
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    14 day Intrepid. All Guts All Glory

    Good morning all, (Actually it is evening now in Vegas) I finally have a few minutes to tell the tale of the Annual West Coast Fishing/Intrepid adventure of January 6, 2012 thru January 20, 2012 and what an adventure it was. In this saga John Bakos played the role of charter master and is...
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    Long Range Cow fishing tips Part 1

    Good afternoon all, I recently returned from an incredible 14 day Long Range adventure aboard the beautiful Intrepid. Our clear target was Cow sized tuna. WAAAAAY COOOOL. Since I seem to get a lot of requests for information on fishing these amazing creatures I thought I might put together a...
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    Wahoo Jigs... A better mouse trap??

    Well, That would be the Latin name or in my profession a Rocket Scientists name for the new attachment rings I made today. See below for pictures of the now world famous (My world being my shower and toilet area) modification done to some solid rings by Owner I reworked to my...
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    Bob Sands/Cals spool tightener for Spectra

    Happy Holidays all, In preparation for our upcoming 14 day on the Beautiful Intrepid I finally got around to making my preparations. As Dr. Evil stated, I tried preparations A thru G and finally am on Preparation H and I am still over a week away from departure. Very unusual for me. Anyway...
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    Fishybuzz

    Okay, To start this thread off I need to note David, AKA Fishybuzz, is a friend of mine so any idea of disrespect in this thread can be thrown out immediately... Or at least put aside until my post is over. HOWEVER, I must ask the following questions: 1. Why does Fishy almost always win the...
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    WTB Abel Super 14 spare spool

    Looking to purchase an extra spool for my Abel Super 13 reel in Marlin Color but the spare spool can be any color. I prefer the 14 spool for extra line capacity. Also looking for another 14 - 15 wt fly rod which can load up for lighter fly lines and blue water work. Jamie
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    Just a thought about Wahoo jigs

    So there I was answering a PM from this site about Wahoo Jig fishing and I am finally going to try something I have been threatening to do for years. I LOOOOOVE Wahoo fishing but it can be frustrating. Perhaps that is part of the fun. Without sounding like an old man sometimes things are much...
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    8 days Long Range Popper and Jig fishing

    G'day all, I am finally writing about my latest experiences Popper and Jig fishing using Spin gear. I have already written about the trip itself so here is a bit more about what I did. The only bad news is I have to admit I did use about 5 live baits in the 6 days of fishing we had. I am so...
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    A few more tips for Long Rangers

    As most of you know I am just back from another wonderful Excel/Gallagher 8 day. As I have noted having the Internet aboard the Excel, though it did go out the last couple of days (The Excel had it fixed when we returned) is a great way to transfer information and tips which can be used by...
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    A few thoughts on Long Range or fishing in general

    Good morning all, I apologize in advance if I get carried away with the following post but heck, I am waiting for an appointment and have nothing better to do....LOL Coming back home from another wonderful Excel/Gallagher 8 day adventure I was thinking about how the world of West Coast Long...
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    Pics from the Excel/Gallagher 8 day

    Good morning all, I am hoping between my Lady Charly, Ray and my own limited techno knowledge I may have the first photos of the trip. Lets see what happens
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    Reel Time from the Excel on going report

    Good morning all, A little late on this morning on the first Report. Sorry, We got bit at 6 AM on Yellow fin and just kept getting bit. WE ARE ON THE FISH!!!!!!! My first fish came on a Jersey Jay 230 Gram Pink and Glow White drop jig which got tagged about 3 times. I then went to a small...
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    Live from the Excel

    Good afternoon all, If you are receiving this then the internet is up and running on the Beautiful and even more updated Sport fishing machine Excel. The connection looks great and is plenty fast for text. NO I have not tried midget Gay porn so please do not ask how fast that downloads. I...
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    Magic Moments in Montana

    Good evening all, Today was our last day of fishing for this trip to Montana and maaan was it a doozy. As you know we went into this trip with low expectations. In fact Jed, our guide, called us prior to the trip to let us know the conditions were iffy at best and we could cancel if we chose...
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    Montana High waters High Times

    Montana High waters High Times <hr style="color:#5e8691; background-color:#5e8691" size="1"> My Lady Charly and I arrived in Missoula on 6-25-11 to Fly fish for 8 days. We went straight to the Clark Fork to see what was happening. Oh my, the river is the highest...
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    Back to Montana Saturday the 25th

    My lady and I will be back in Montana hitting the rivers, streams and undoubtedly one lake in particular at the end of June. The beginning of June was great for me even with the super high water so I am hoping the same will occur for the end of the month. We will be fishing with Jed Febelcorn...
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    Ray Jarvis aka Iron Thrower..Long Ranges loses a great friend

    I received the bad news yesterday Ray Jarvis passed away from David Tang (Fishybuzz). For those of you who have had the distinct pleasure of fishing with Ray you know any trip he was aboard was enhanced the moment you saw his smiling face. Ray was larger than life and lived most every moment...
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    How Panama related to Long Range

    Panama and long range AKA Kilsong&#8217;s great adventure I recently returned from my first amazing Popping and Jigging trip to Panama. I was fortunate enough to be invited by Kilsong from New Jersey who arranged for us to stay at Panama Sport Fishing Lodge located in Chiriqui. John...
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    Warning:Long Range Booby Bird damage to gear

    Good afternoon all, Just watching the Laker game and remembered something I thought was important enough to post. With so many Long Range Boats fishing outside the Buffer zone at Clarion we are seeing more and more Booby Birds diving into the water or flying around fishing lines as we are long...
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    Intrepid/West Coast fishing 12 day report

    Another fantastic Intrepid 12 day is in the books. West Coast Fishing (westcoastfishing.com) headed by John Bacos as the charter master and puts together one heck of a trip. Regardless of how the catching is this group of passengers and crew goes down as some of the best and most fun folks...
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    Hola from Pesca Maya Mexico

    Well, here I sit, listening to the waves in front of my room and lodge, staring out over the ocean. I must be going through male menopause because here I am writing stuff on this web site but what the heck. Fishing has been very, very good. Shots at Permit and Snook, tons of bone fish and...
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    Pesca Maya.. Any information??

    Anyone fished Pesca Maya outside of Cancun?? Any info would be appreciated as I should be there in a couple of weeks. Jamie
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    Anybody fished Mayaguana Island??

    Just curious to hear from folks who have fished there what they thought about the flats and Mangrove fly fishing? Not really interested in offshore stuff. Mostly bones. Jamie
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    Montana to B.C. and back again report

    Wow, Another amazing fly fishing extravaganza almost in the books. 10 days, 7 rivers and a lake, float trip wading and too many species of trout, by products with tails and char. Amazing dry fly action though I mostly threw streamers as the water was soooo clear the takes were amazing from...
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    Black Hole Nano Technology for big fish fishing

    Good evening all, Sal from Bob Sands and I bench tested a new prototype Black Hole 7 foot cow rod yesterday and it is off the hook. The closest thing we have is actually the Calstar 770XXH but the tip and upper 1/3 to 1/2 of the Blackhole has more action yet it shuts off right where I hoped it...
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    Excel/Mikkelsen 17 day 20th anniversary results

    Ahhh the joys of 17 day long range trips, Continuing in my quest to find the perfect blend of relaxation, serious rail time, not so serious rail time, product testing and other sorts of testing and relaxation.... Yes I know I noted relaxation twice but that is where I am at in my life as I...
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    Excel/Mikkelsen 17 day 20th anniversary

    For the first time ever I am actually almost completely pre packed for the 20th anniversary of what I believe is the first Excel Long range trip and Ralph Mikkelsen's charter. Ralph has a very special group he has been fishing with for decades with folks who just love to have fun and target...
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    Sex and the Single Spinner for long range

    Good morning all, Fred Hall on Wednesday was a blast. Running into old and new friends surrounded by fishing stuff and information is just tough to beat. At some point in most all the conversations the discussion would turn to the application of high end Spinners and Long range fishing. I...
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    The best Give aways for Charter Masters

    Since I am awake with nothing better to do I thought about the best give aways for Charter Masters. Maaaan I must be bored. The best give away I can think of would be for Charter
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    Calstar 770XH blank at Bob Sands in Van Nuys

    I got a chance to pull on Calstar's new 770XH blank. It seems as if They have really done their homework and have created a small diameter, lightweight, 7 foot heavy duty stick which will work on cows using the rail. I compared it to my SS 2 X 4 and the bend pattern and recoil was surprisingly...
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    Intrepid/Catchy Tackle 15 day results show

    Wells folks, the results are in from the Oct. 9 thru Oct 24th Intrepid 15 day adventure as can be found on their website at Intrepid Daily Fishing Report. I will not be giving a day by day account as I came back to a ton of stuff I need to deal with but at least I can provide a bit of...
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    To a great man... Bill Poole

    I was out fishing on a 15 day when I received the news of Bill's passing so please forgive the lateness of this post. Bill Poole was a very big influence in my life yet, as with so many of the youngsters growing up fishing short and long range on the Poole line of boats, he really never know...
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    October 9 Intrepid 15 day

    This trip has been solidly booked almost since it was announced. We now have two spots open. Someone's loss could be your gain as we should have the Hurricane, Clarion or ??? mostly to ourselves. Historically, this time of year has been off the hook for giant tuna and wahoo. Give Carol a call...
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    Blackfoot River Outfitters comes thru again

    Another week in Montana and the fishing was off the hook. Blackfoot, Bitter Root, Last day to float the Upper portion of Rock Creek and Culminating with opening day at Georgetown Lake. Can you say Roped em?? A monster Bull Trout on a live Cutty pattern....... The big sucker wanted about a...
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    June 19th Ultra light, Ultra luxury, Ultra fishing

    Just spoke with Carol from the Intrepid and the Load is super super light for the June 19th, 8 day sponsored by the very generous folks from Seeker and Bloodydecks. Its a definite go but for anyone who is looking for a chance to fish the newest beauty in the fleet here is the opportunity as...
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    Super Seeker 6463 XXXXH

    Super Seeker 6463 XXXXH I got a chance to fish my Super Seeker 6463 XXXXH in its full length, about 6 ft. 10 inches long with gimbal, combined with an Accurate 30 ATD. Many folks have heard the quadruple X is a telephone pole and best used on the kite. I have to humbly disagree. The lighter...
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    Mikkelsen/Excel 17 day report...Part 4

    Continuing, Afew things I forgot to mention. This trip had its own Belly Dancer, Doloris, who entertained the troops with her brand of Belly/ Break dancing. She is trained as a belly dancer but sometimes the rock and rolling of the boat turned it a bit more modern. More than a few red faces...
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    Mikkelsen/Excel 17 day report...Part 3

    And so it continues We all have either experienced, seen or heard of kite hell but maaan, those first two up on the list, Including Ralph, were treated to a first class stateroom in Satan's finest dormitory. Through some Wahoo bites and smaller tuna those first two intrepid anglers held on to...
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    Mikkelsen/Excel 17 day report..part 2

    Mikkelsen/Excel 17 day report...Part 2 I have to appologize for this report coming out in drips and drabs but coming back to the real world sucks at least as far as time considerations are concerned. For those who have been asking or calling me nasty names(Not disrespectfully) for...
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    Mikkelsen/Excel 17 day report Part one

    Mikkelsen/Excel 17 day report... Sort of G'day all, We returned May 4th after 17 days with Ralph and his gang of wonderful fishermen, fisherwomen and general group of fun loving crazies some of whom have been long ranging longer than most on these boards have been alive. I am not really...
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    Super Seeker CJBF80X super hot stick

    Super Seeker CJBF80XH ultimate sub surface jig stick For those of you who know me you are aware I LOOOVE to throw jigs and poppers. Spanyid Raiders, 6X Jrs., My own jigs, Sea Strikes, Tuna Hunters, etc. Most jigs are 125 to 150 grams or so. I have been sold on the Cal Star 850H with 3 inches...
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    BTB/Rod and Reel Radio/Izorline 13/16 report

    Once again I was fortunate enough to be able to jump on one of Big Tuna Bill's ultra long range charters leaving Feb. 13 and returned yesterday, March 1. This time we were on the Big Bird, Red Rooster III, skippered by Andy Cates who along with an amazing crew and front office provided a top of...
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    Feb. 13 RRIII 13/16 day trip.

    Good evening All, I just could not stand it any more so I had jumped on the Red Rooster III Feb. 13 trip returning on March 1. Since the moon phase looks fantastic to this fisherman and the load appears to be light this trip sound like it should be off the hook. Plus lots of give aways it...
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    Strike Pro Tuna Hunter Poppers for Giant and not so Giant Tuna

    G'day all, I have been using the Tuna Hunter poppers rigged in various manners for the last several years on big Yellowfin tuna. Though No cows yet some big fish have been hooked and landed with a great hookup to land ratio. On my last trip I got some Tuna Hunters with the newly rigged VMC...
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    Holy Cow.... Or should I say Accurate 50 Twin Spin

    G'day all, Well it has taken me a few days but I finally put 550 Yds of Jerry Brown 100 # Hollow spectra on not one but two spools for my new Accurate 50 Twin Spin. To say this thing is a beast would be an understatement of the first magnitude. We will be finishing a couple of Thunder Down...
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    Excel/Gallagher 7 day 2009

    We just got the dates for our annual charter. This year we will be going 7 days, from August 29 thru September 5, instead of our usual 6 as we tend to end up at the Rocks. You also get the added bonus of coming back on Saturday and having Monday off for Labor day. This is a special charter with...
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    Test drove my new Accurate B2-30 and Twin Spin 20

    Test drove my new Accurate B2-30 and Twin Spin 20 G' day all, I got a chance to try out the new Accurate Boss B2-30 and Twin Spin 20 on my last trip to Alijos Rocks and they both worked flawlessly. B2-30: I had purchased this reel to be used to throw poppers and artificials to big fish...
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    Excel scores big for the passengers on 8/23 thru 9/3

    Excel 8/28 thru 9/03 once again shows the greatness of this operation The 19 passengers on the annual Excel/Gallagher charter received an early Christmas present from the entire staff, crew and ownership of the Excel in the way of a 6 day trip to Alijos Rocks. These wonderful folks could just...
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    Openings on the Big Excel for 6 day labor day weekend

    Hi Gang, Just a note for those of you looking for the perfect trip at the perfect time of year here is your opportunity. We had a big cancellation and are running short for our trip leaving August 28 and returning Sept. 3. It is also a new moon sort of weekend... Wayyy cool for fishing go off...
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    Shogun/Bob Sand's Tackle 5 day 7/17 thru 7/22

    I am sorry to say I am not a picture taker so unfortunately my report will not be nearly the quality of those who take the time to shoot photos and fish and to all those who snap and report thank you. For those of you unfamiliar with the Shogun or think you know about her just let me...
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    test results of the new Spinning reel Rail device

    G'day all, We got back yesterday from a wonderful 5 dayer on the Shogun with Captain Bruce Smith and a fantastic crew. I was very happy to read the on going commentary regarding my prototype Spinner Rail Rod device as well as some other ideas. The inputs, both positive and negative make for...
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    Spinning reels can now be rail rodded

    Okay, So once again I travel into another dimension to boldly go where no man has gone before. Yeah I know crazy but sometimes you just have to say why not. I call it my Thunder Down Under... No relation to the male strip revue. It is designed for all the spinner folks who want to catch very...
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    White Sea Bass explosion on the Aloha Spirit

    I finally got to fish with one of my favorite long range skippers of all time, Shawn Steward, who purchased the Aloha Spirit and is running full day charters and open party trips out of Captain Hooks in Oxnard. We had, what is to become a multi annual charter with most of our usual band of long...
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    Missoula Montana gives it up.... Again

    Just got back from an epic day on the middle section of Rock Creek...... If you like Dry fly fishing..... More hatches at one time than I have ever seen. We are in the middle of the big stones including Salmon flys and Goldens. Add in PMD's, Caddis, Green Drakes, Yellow Sallies and some...
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    Intrepid 8 day October 8 thru 16

    <hr color="#c0c0c0" noshade="noshade" size="1" width="99%">Intrepid 8 day Oct. 8 thru 16 Its been a few days since we returned from our 8 day on the new Intrepid. I had been in contact with Carol in the front office so I knew this was going to be a load of 10 or less and sure enough that was...
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    The Intrepids Amenities

    The Intrepid's Amenities (Answering Paul's questions) Yo Paul, Since...
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    Intripid 8 day starting October 8

    I heard from Carol the other day this trip is a go. We are super light at this point and could use a few more sticks. Imagine this angler actually asking for more folks at the rail at the price of a full load. This is an opportunity that will undoubtedly NOT rear its head again. The ability...
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    fish reports for the Intrepid are now on line

    The first 7 day trip aboard the Intrepid started at the Ridge and is now at the Rocks. The Alijos is producing beautifully with Wahoo and Tuna. Check out their new reports daily. Come on out with us for an 8 day on the new boat Oct. 8 thru 16. Intrepid Daily Fishing Report Intrepid Daily...
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    Alijos Rocks on the Intrepid Oct. 8 thru 16

    The Royal Polaris is having a great time at the Rocks. Wahoo and Yellowfin on Friday with perfect weather. We just need a few more folks and the Intrepid will be going on October 8 thru 16. Its that time of year and we want to go.. BAAAADLY. It would be a shame to waste this opportunity to...
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    Intrepid 8 day October 8 thru 16 WOW

    Good afternoon All, I just spoke with Carol at Intrepid Sportfishing as we have lots of room on what should be a perfect trip. 8 days on this new luxury sportfisher the second week of October should be outrageous for fishing the Rocks, Ridge, Lupe, Islands, etc. Carol says they are working...
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    Missoula never fails to impress

    My girl friend and I just got off the Lower Clark out of Missoula after an EPIC 3 day fishing bonanza. Every day brought something new to these two fly fisherfolks with everything from a wide open Trico hatch on the Bitterroot to a hundred fish day on the upper Clark to a monster day on big...
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    1 spot just opened on our Excel Charter

    We just had a last minute cancellation on our annual 6 day Excel charter leaving August 28 and returning Sept. 3. This is an incredible way to spend the labor day weekend. We have had this charter for many years and always have an amazing time. Great Boat, Great Crew, Great group of folks. This...
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    Its here at last, More cows than ever filmed before

    For those of you who want to remember the epic 2005/2006 Cow Bonanza and those who were not fortunate enough to participate but would love to see what Long Rangers live for, Inside Sportfishing has finally come out with the Thanksgiving 2005 Excel/Braid 17 day adventure. BIG BOAT BIG FISH 2 is...
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    Missoula, Montana.... Outstanding

    My Girl friend Charly and I just go back from a Week in Missoula. Fly fishing with our good friend and guide extraordinare John Herzer and John Perry and his guys Chris, Jeff and Josh the weather and fishing was nothing short of awwwwsome. Two days on the Bitterroot, one day on the Blackfoot...
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    Information On New Zealand pleeeeeasse

    Anybody out there have any information on guides, bed and breakfasts or other places to stay in New Zealand. We want to fresh wather flyfish both North and South Island. Any input would be very welcome. We are hoping to go this upcomming February. By the way we prefer rivers and streams to...
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    Fishing, the great financial equalizer

    Good evening all, So now we have discussions on bringing new folks into Long Range fishing. We have heard from many how great it is to have guy's wives and or girlfriends on fishing trips. We have also heard from some why it may not occur or why Long Range fishing is becomming impractical...
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    Jamie on Rod and Reel Radio Tonight

    Good afternoon all, Just wanted to let you know I have been invited to be on Rod and Reel Radio tonight with Bill and Stan. It should be directly related to west Coast Long Range fishing as well as some of the topics discussed on BD over the last few weeks. Heck, my girl friend might even get a...
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    women in long range... what do you think

    #0, Do Men want Women in long range... what do you think" <table border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="dclite" nowrap="nowrap"> </td> <td class="dclite" width="100%"> I am curious if there are others out there who feel...
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    Looking for Salt Water fly fishermen to be filmed on West Coast

    Update on this charter: The response by potential sponsors of this trip has been fantastic and I have many more to contact. We should have a ton of give aways, the majority of which will be able to be used on this trip, as well as the potential for previously unseen, on this continent, products...
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    Artificial trip is inked Oct. 8 thru 16

    <table border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="dclite" nowrap="nowrap"> </td><td class="dclite" width="100%">I just got off the phone with Carol from the Intrepid. We have nailed down the cost and dates for a charter that will specialize in Jigs, Poppers...
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    Avoiding mistakes by newcommers

    "Long Range new commers mistakes and how to avoid them" <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=dclite noWrap> </TD><TD class=dclite width="100%">Happy New Year to everyone, I just returned from a 10 day on the Shogun where most of the anglers were...
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    West Coast Arificial Only 8 day trip

    <!-- / icon and title --> <!-- message --> I am presently arranging an artificial only, 8 day, in October of 07, trip on one of the new Long Range Boats out of San Diego, California. It is intended to be a forum for the exchange of information and a platform for possibly creating new...
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    Donation for Marines Christmas

    I just got off the phone with Mike at World Famous Smoked Fish since I needed to arrange for processing for my trip in Nov./Dec. Mike happened to mention he provides the fish for the Marine's Christmas Party every year at Camp Pendleton. He has been doing this for years out of his own pocket or...
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    Ultra limited load Excel 6 day

    6 day on the big E departing Sept. 8. Our annual charter lost its Firemen contingency half of the group due to a wedding. Im not sure why anyone would get married when they know there is a long range trip planned but I guess there must have been a great reason. Anyway, their loss is your...
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    Back from Montana Again

    Back from Montana again today. Fished all around Missoula and the fishing was great. Again, Im a dry fly guy but anyone adding some sort of nymph would have been off the hook. As it was the dry fly fishing ranged from good to very very good. First day got into town around 1 and was fishing the...
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    Back from Monthly trip to Montana

    Just back from Mazoula and Twin Bridges. Fishing the first day at Rock Creek and it was smokin. Bugmeisters were kicking up a storm. My pard and I released way over 100 fish on Dries. Next day fished a small section of the Clark Fork for a couple of hours after doing chores at my buddies...
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    Independence Feb. 13

    Anybody from the San Fernando Valley area going on this trip?? Jamie
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    Ultra light load On Indepence Feb. 13 - 28

    Due to unusual circumstances 2 spots have opened up on the Feb. 13th thru Feb. 28th Independence 15 dayer sponsered by Rod and Reel Radio and Catchy Tackle. Trip is limited to 23 anglers. This trip has been sold out for nearly a year so if you have not had a chance to take advantage of the...
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    Last chance 10 day on Q105

    Q105 has added a special 10 day leaving January 25th. This is the last chance for a 10 dayer fishing the beach for 200# and 300# tuna. Get your money in now and reserve your state room. Looks like the total price will be $2700.00 INCLUDES: Fuel surcharge, Mexican permits and Jack pot. Nothing...