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    Pelueger Sea King two speed reel

    You may be right. This reel was given to me by an old timer a long long time ago. I just found it cleaning out my stuff.
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    Pelueger Sea King two speed reel

    I have a new Pelueger Sea King two speed reel. I think it is 3:1/8:1. Comes with an extra spool. The cover of the box is torn. I don't imagine one will fish with this reel. This is more of a one of a kind oldie collector item. I have no idea how much to ask for. Send me a reasonable offer.
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    Custom Rod Thread Art by Dale Clemens

    First one pm me gets it for free. I am in the San Francisco Bay Area. Pick up welcome. Shipping on your dime. GONE
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    Lead / Torpedo

    ALL SOLD Thanks everyone.
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    Lead / Torpedo

    One more 8oz lot left.
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    Diamond jigs / Hex bars

    Oops. $60 plus $7 shipping in a USPS small priority flat rate box.
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    Left over reels

    Daiwa Sealine SL20SH in excellent condition. Filled with 30# solid braid. SOLD 4. Daiwa Sealine SG50H. It has an after market Accurate gold frame(no longer made) Super freespool. Comes with box. $115 Actual shipping cost on buyer's dime Pick up available. I am in the San Francisco Bay Area
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    Diamond jigs / Hex bars

    I have some new and used Diamond Jigs 3x 2oz 1x 3oz 2x 4oz There are actually two, but the photo only showed one. 6x 6oz 7x 8oz 2x 10oz Hex bars: They are new 2x 10oz 1x 14 oz SOLD Shipping will be $7.2 USPS priority small box. Pick up is welcome. I am in the San Francisco Bay Area
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    Grunden Hercules Bib / Pants

    1. I have a brand new Grunden Hercules Bib Pants. Brand new is around $125. Size small. I am 5'7" and 180# and it fits me fine to give you some idea. $75, Shipping will be $14 via usps priority mail. SOLD 2. New Grunden light weight foul weather pants. Size small. SOLD Actually shipping cost...
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    Lead / Torpedo

    Sure. Please pm me with you shipping address.
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    Lead / Torpedo

    I have 5 lots of torpedo leads available. 1. 10x 16oz $27 shipped SOLD, Thank Justin 2. 16x 8oz $24 shipped SOLD, Thanks Ray 3. 16x 8oz $24 shipped SOLD, Thanks Steve 4. 16x 8oz $24 shipped SOLD, Thanks Chris 5. 7x 12oz SOLD, Thanks Ray 3x 10oz 3x 8 oz 1x 6oz $25 shipped...
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    Shimano Torium 16 and 14

    I have two virtually new Shimano reels available. 1. Torium 16 filled with 50# solid white spectra. Comes with its original paper work, tool, and box. $120 2. Torium 14 filled with 50/30? solid white spectra. Comes with its original paper work, tool, and box. $120 Actual shipping cost on...
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    Berkeley Line winder

    Thanks for the kind words.
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    Berkeley Line winder

    It is 221 miles from Morro Bay to Alameda.
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    Berkeley Line winder

    Thanks for the bump.
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    Berkeley Line winder

    Sorry, no plans to visit Mammoth. But I am sure it is beautiful.
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    Berkeley Line winder

    I have a used but in good condition fishing line winder made by Berkeley. It has operated by a foot paddle with forward and reverse function. It has a digital line counter operates by a 9 volt battery. I added a layer of 38" plywood on the base so it is very stable and sturdy. No shipping...
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    Left over misc. jigs, hooks

    1. 32 Owner Mutu 3/0 ringed circle hooks $17 2. 31 Owner Mutu 4/0 ringed circle hooks $17 3. Misc wahoo bomb making materials, 3x 4oz heads, misc. beads, misc. high quality swivels, hooks. $25 4. Diamond bar jigs, 16ozs, 14 ozs, and 12 ozs. $70 We used these jigs successfully jigging for...
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    Fishing rod Power Wrapper stand

    I have a left over rod wrapper holder available. $35 shipped in CONUS
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    Trigger reel clamp

    It is for casting, You put your index finger in the trigger hole for extra secure grip while casting.
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    Fishing shorts

    The Aftcos are sold.
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    Fishing shorts

    I read your post. All shorts are first come first serve. Those who purchase in large numbers will get priority. I still have one sage Aftco and two guy harvey shorts available if you are still interested.
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    Fishing shorts

    only one black harvey is available.
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    Fishing shorts

    I just updated the availability of the shorts.
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    Fishing shorts

    check your pm, the two Oho shorts are sold
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    Trigger reel clamp

    This type is reel clamp is great for casting lures, esp. throwing jigs and bombs for wahoos. It provides a very secure way of holding on your rod/reel. I don't think this is made anymore. The dimension is 1 5/8" between the two center holes. Someone suggested I took a side shot of the clamp...
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    Fishing shorts

    I wear between 33" and 34" I can fit between the 32" and the 34". 32" is a bit snug and the 34" a bit loose.(depending how much I ate, LOL) To answer your question I do not have any 33". Most manufactures only have even number waist sizes.
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    Fishing shorts

    1. Aftco fishing shorts... 1X Sage color, size 34 $15 SOLD 2. Fishworks fishing shorts...2X Beige color, All size 32 $15 each SOLD 3. GuyHarvey fishing shorts... 1X Black All size 34 $15 each All the shorts are used, but in excellent condition. No rips or tear. Buyer pays actual...
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    The one thing you forgot to bring?

    I am glad I missed fishing with you that year!
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    Oldest Long Ranger... when do I quit?

    I considered myself fairly physically fit. I am going to turn 54 soon and I still swim a mile three times a week and do an hour of spin class twice a week. However, after doing LR anywhere from 5-16 day trips for 15 years I no longer have the passion for it. I called it quits after my last 16...
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    Xtream Braid

    You are one of those ignorant individual who blames a tangle on the color of the line? Please. Tangle is part of the game. Work together and get over it!
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    American Angler cuts trip short???

    My friend was on the this trip. They had to return early last year also. This time it is something about the generator.
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    Roll Call Intrepid Dec. 8 ..... 14 day ...

    I have 4 friends that will be on this trip. Rick, Dale, Rocky, and Louie. They are all great fisherman. Good luck to all.
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    Reel Deal

    I have a Reel Deal transmission that piggybacks on old Penns. $50 shipped
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    Reel Deal

    I have a Reel Deal transmission that piggybacks on old Penns. $50 shipped
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    Spectra to swivel knot or connection

    Double Uni directly from spectra to swivel.
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    West Coast Mkt/Seguar/Avet /Raider 16 day Indy 3/29/16

    Definitely a second to none excellent charter master that caters to everyone. Always willing to help everyone in tackle and advise. Don't miss out this opportunity to have a great fishing vacation.
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    Rod building materials

    I have a bunch of rod building materials available for sale Reelseats, rod guides, brushes, butt caps, cork tape, $525 shipped conus.
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    Calstar blanks

    i have the following blanks. I like to sell them all as a lot. $365 shipped in CONUS 765XL 765ML 760M BT665L BT665XXH
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    Bushnell Medalist Laser Range Finder

    I have an almost new Bushnell Medalist Laser Range Finder with "pinseeker technology" for golfing. I got it new and used it for one round. I decided it is not for me. It uses a regular 9 volt battery. Retail new was $250 $160 plus $8 shipping. SOLD It will come with the original fanny pack...
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    Heavy Jig lot

    Need these gone. Just the Tady 15 and the two PL68 is worth over $30
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    Mustad Demon Circle Hooks/Ultra Point

    Thanks. I guess you are correct as Amazon still has a few left, only the 2/0.
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    Mustad Demon Circle Hooks/Ultra Point

    I have the following hooks left. These are NO longer made. These are THE hooks for picky bluefin bites and for albacore(if they ever come back) They are light and they will end up in the corner of the fish mouth every time. 4/0 ringed 25x 3/0 ringed 146x 3/0 no rings 20x 2/0 ringed 20x 2/0...
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    Misc. Owners hooks

    1. Owner Ringed Flyliner 1/0. Two packages of 7 hooks each. Total of 14 hooks 2. Owner Ringed Flyliner 2/0. One package of 6 hooks each. Total of 6 hooks 3. Owner Ringed Gorilla Live Bait 1/0. Total of 19 hooks 4. Owner Ringed Gorilla Live Bait 2/0 Total of 2 hooks 5. Owner Ringed...
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    Mustad 20/0 DT circle hooks

    I have 6 Mustad 20/0 DT circle hooks These can be used for making kite rigs. $22 shipped.
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    Grudens light weather pants

    small I am 5'7", 178# with a 32.5" waist
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    Grudens light weather pants

    I have two size small( I am 5'7" with a 32.5 waist) Grundens light weather pants. I believe they are new. Comes with a Grunden belt. Leg bottoms have velcro for securing around boot. They were $50 each when I purchased them. They are great as they are light and do not restrict any...
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    Grudens light weather pants

    opps double post Both pairs are SOLD
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    Cabelas storage pouch

    I have two Cabelas storage pouch. Each has pockets on both sides of the package and twelve storage bags. Very nice and compact. Perfect to store hooks, leaders, terminal tackles like sleeves, crimps, swivels, and misc. stuff. $15 each and shipping is on buyer.
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    Surface Irons lot

    2x Salas YoYoI blue/white 1x Harker 5 green/yellow 1x Tady single hook 1x blue/white no name 1x white no name $40 shipped
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    Heavy Jig lot

    2x Salas PDQ glow in the dark 1x Salas PDQ purple/black 2x YOYO 1 1x Tady 15 2x PL68 glow in the dark 1x YoHoHo / black/white 1x Roddybuilt / birdshit 1x solid brass / no name 1x Sumo 6 / scramble egg 3x Tady BCT $100 shipped
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    Uh oh! New 16SEAa failed today

    Yup. Exact same thing happened to me. Reeling in the bait and the gears started to grind and locked up. No, Okuma never told me what happened. Brand new reel too. Good thing I had another one during the trip.
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    3M Cold Shrink 8428-12

    Once you get the first inch of the cold shrink on the hypalon, you hold on to that section. You then just pull down on the cold shrink as you release the plastic coil. They are rubble and will stretch. I can do it by myself, but having another person helps.
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    3M Cold Shrink 8428-12

    I have 4 3m cold shrink #8428-12 available. These are 12" long, but can be stretched to about 16"-17" to fit the entire foregrip. $60 plus shipping. SOLD
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    Pelagic High Performance Offshore Gear Jacket / Pants

    I have a set of Pelagic High Performance Offshore Gear jacket and matching pants. 100% nylon shell with breathable lining. The pants is brand new, never worn. I think I took the jacket on one trip, but never use it. Pelagic no longer makes this High Performance Offshore Gear jacket and...
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    Line winder

    thank you for the kind words
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    Line winder

    A serious line winder for the serious fisherman. REASONABLE offers?
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    Looking For A Rod Wrapper

    I will have a custom rod wrapper available in two months(the one with the gold color tracks). This one has a drying unit built in as well. I have an extra 4' section to make it a total of 12' for wrapping long rods. I just have to wrap a few rods for my friend and then I am done. Will be...
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    Rods for sale

    1. 7465XH w/ Fuji silicon nitrite guides. Alps reel seat. In excellent condition. Acid wrapped $190 SOLD 2. 765L w/ stainless steel guides. Aftco reel seat. In good condition. Has 7" of fish butt wrap. $150 PENDING 3. 765ML w/ Fuji silicon carbide guides. Aftco reel seat. In good...
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    Shimano Large Reel Bag

    Used but in excellent condition large shimano reel bag. $60 No shipping Pick up only I am in Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area May be possible to be picked up in Los Angeles at the end of June
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    Openeye sidewash hooks

    Those hooks are sale pending now.
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    16oz torpedo sinkers

    You got it Dave. Pmed you
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    16oz torpedo sinkers

    I have 30 16oz torpedo sinkers I am selling them in three separate lots of 10 each. $26 for each lot, 10 sinkers each. SOLD
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    16oz torpedo sinkers

    I have 30 16oz torpedo sinkers I am selling them in three separate lots of 10 each. $26 for each lot, 10 sinkers each.
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    Openeye sidewash hooks

    It is $12 shipped. Let me know if you want them. I will remove the hooks from the box and will be shipped in an envelope.
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    Owners hooks

    SOLD Thanks, Fred
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    Accurate Ball handle

    Two Accurate Ball handles $35 shipped for both CONUS SOLD
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    7591 hooks

    All for $160 shipped for what are left listed.
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    Accurate 870 drag discs

    I have 6 Accurate Boss drag discs. See photo. Ignore the Penn international drag discs. $20 shipped CONUS SOLD
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    Penn international drag discs

    Three Penn International 30 HT100 drag discs Two Penn International 50 HT100 drag discs $56 shipped CONUS SOLD
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    Trinidad 40N reel clamp

    Trinidad 40N reel clamp and studs $15 shipped CONUS SOLD
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    Carbontex drag washers

    One carbontex drag washer for Trinidad / Torium 16 / 20 /30 $12 shipped CONUS SOLD
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    Openeye sidewash hooks

    VMC openeye sidewash hooks 25x Unknown openeye sidewash hooks 15x These will be great placement for jigs. $12 shipped CONUS
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    Owners hooks

    Mutu ringed circle hooks 3/0 11x 4/0 14x Offshore ringed bait hook 6/0 7x 7/0 6x $27 shipped CONUS SOLD
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    Tufline XP solid spectra

    Tufline XP 1200yds solid yellow 100# spectra. $120 shipped CONUS SOLD
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    Knives Jigs

    10 Knives jigs $56 shipped within CONUS SOLD
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    Misc. reel clamps

    I have 13 various reel clamps See photo $20 shipped CONUS SOLD
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    Japan whale bone jigs

    Got it. Thanks Tim. Jeff
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    Japan whale bone jigs

    1. Original box of 3.5" whale bone jigs. There are only 8 jigs in the box. Two of the jigs have some discoloration on the hooks. SOLD 2. Original box of 3" whale bone jigs. There are only 4 jigs in the box. $80 shipped. If you are looking at these you know what they are worth. I have...
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    Marauders

    update /TTT
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    Cowbells Wahoo trolling lures

    1. Two junior cowbells, one in red/silver, one in green/silver. These are 16oz and 9" long. $40 each shipped 2. One large 32oz cowbell. $55 shipped ALL SOLD
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    Reels for sale

    Tiburon SST50 SOLD
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    Reels for sale

    Tiburon SST50 SOLD
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    Reels for sale

    Prices reduced on a few reels
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    Tiburon reel clamps

    I do not know what sizes they are. I have sold all my reels and I can not tell you what reels they will fit. I did measured the clamps. They are 2"x2", the width and the length. Hope that helps.
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    Line winder

    I have a slightly used Propower Line Winder for sale. I had it for a bit over one year for home use only. It is fully functionally. It has a built in adjustable brake so you can adjust the resistant when spooling different line. Go to: www.propowerwinder.net to see all the fine details on...
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    carbontex drag washer

    1. carbontex drag washer set for Shimano Torium / Trinidad 16 /20/30 2. carbontex drag washer set for Shimano Trinidad 40 /40N / 50 Both for $25 shipped SOLD
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    Makaira reel arm/handle

    I have two Makaira 50 size reel arm/handles and one makaira 8-15 size arm/handle All for $45 shipped SOLD
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    Tiburon reel clamps

    I have two Tiburon reel clamps, and one no name reel clamp for sale Tiburon reel clamps: $30 shipped each No name reel clamp: $20 shipped One of the Tiburon reel clamps is sold
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    More Fluorocarbon leaders

    1. Two 30yds spools of Yozuri Pink in 60# . $12 each shipped SOLD 2. One 30 yds spool of Yozuri Clear in 40#. $12 shipped SOLD 3. One 30 yds spool of Yozuri HD Carbon clear in 100#. $18 shipped SOLD 4. Two 25yds spools of ProChallenger(made in Japan) clear in 50#. $10 each shipped SOLD...
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    Seaguar Threadlock Hollow spectra

    Guys: the word is: REASONABLE I am not trying to give these stuff away.
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    Reels for sale

    Reasonable offer plesse. Need the reels gone.
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    Seaguar Threadlock Hollow spectra

    Reasonable offer please. I want this stuff gone.
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    Fluorocarbon leaders

    Reasonable offers please. I want this stuff gone.
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    How about wahoo trolling

    Thank you for the free bump. Jeff
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    Seaguar Threadlock Hollow spectra

    1. 2500 yds of yellow 130# hollow spectra. I used maybe 50yds of it to top of a reel. Basil sells this for $379 plus shipping. $320 shipped 2. 950 yds of a 2500 yd spool of white 100# hollow spectra. Basil sells 1000yds for $210 plus shipping $180 shipped. sale pending
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    Reels for sale

    TTT w/ update
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    Marauders

    TTT w/update
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    Reels for sale

    Makaira 50 with the white spectra is sold.
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    Shimano Torium 20

    I got the reel clamp from someone making them in San Diego. I love it as it gives you a very secure grip when casting.
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    Daiwa Saltiga 35

    Not looking for trade. Thanks
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    7591 hooks

    updated tonight
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    7591 hooks

    all pms replied
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    Fluorocarbon leaders

    1. 3X Yozuri Pink 100# in 100yds coil $106 each shipped. SOLD 2. 2X Seaguar Blue label 100# in 30M coil $45 each shipped. SOLD 3. 1X Seaguar Blue label 130# in 30M coil $45 shipped. SOLD 3. 2x Penn Professional fluorocarbon 250# in 25yds coils $50 each shipped 4. Blackwater 25# in 50M $15...
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    Daiwa Saltiga 40

    No. I am hanging it up thus selling all my stuff.
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    Makaiar 15

    SOLD to Jim Thanks, Jeff
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    Salas 6xjr

    You are welcome. Jeff
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    Daiwa Saltiga 40

    Great reel. It is super smooth for yo-yoing and casting. Excellent condition mechanically and cosmetically. Has box. $280 plus $13(usps med .flat rate box) Sold
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    Shimano Torium 20

    Solid reel mechanically and cosmetically. Has the Calsheet drag plate, cabodex drag washers. Dogs had been changed(from trinidad A). Has the special reel clamp with the trigger ring that provides a very secured grip when casting. Has 50#spectra topped with 50# mono. $140 plus $13(usps med. flat...
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    Shimano Torium 30

    Solid reel mechanically and cosmetically. Has the Calsheet drag plate, cabodex drag washers. Dogs had been changed(from trinidad A) Has 50#spectra topped with 50# mono. $130 plus $13(usps med. flat rate box) SOLD
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    Daiwa Saltiga 35

    Excellent condition both cosmetically and mechanically. Filled with 65# solid spectra. Has box $360 plus $13(usps medium flat rate box) SOLD
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    Daiwa Saltiga 50

    Excellent condition both cosmetically and mechanically. Filled with 65# solid spectra $360 plus $13(usps medium flat rate box) SOLD
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    Makaiar 15

    Excellent condition both cosmetically and mechanically. Filled with 65# solid spectra. $350 plus $13(usps med. flat rate box) SOLD
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    Daiwa Saltist 30T

    Used but in excellent mechanical condition. Some boat rash. $120 plus shipping($13 standard USPS med. flat rate box) SOLD
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    7591 hooks

    ALL FOR $160 SHIPPED ON WHAT ARE LEFT BELOW. 5/1/2015 1. 15X 7691 11/0 in DT $37.5 2. 12X VMC Souther Tuna hooks 10/0 $24 3. 14X 7691 10/0 in Stainess $51.8 4. 9X 7691 10/0 in DT $22.5 5. 6X 7691 9/0 in Stainess SOLD 6. 4X 7691 12/0 in DT $10 7. 12X / 4 pkg of 3 each 10/0 Owners ringed...
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    Surface Irons

    Small lot of surface irons 1. Tady 4/0 single hook(old school) 2. Two Yo Yo 1 in Blue/white 3. Hacker 5 4. Two no name jigs $33 shipped
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    Misc. jigs

    A lot of 12 jigs 1. Tady 4/0 2. Salas 6x in blue/white 3. two PL 68 glow in the dark 4. Salas yoyo 4 5. Salas 1x100 6. Sumo 6 in Scramble Egg 7. two Roddy Built(heavy) 8. Yo Ho Ho Luna 2 9. Solid Brass Jig(heavy) 10. Salas 6x jr $70 shipped
  118. S

    Catchy Magnum Spinner Trolling lures

    All new and all rigged ready to fish. $50 shipped / each That's all are left. ALL SOLD
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    Tady /Salas small surface irons

    Excellent, glad you like them. Now hang some good ones with them.
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    Raiders

    Not now. Thanks, Jeff
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    Sumo 6 and Sumo jr

    I can split the lot up on the 17 Sumo Jr and 7 Sumo 6 Lot of Sumo Jr will be $91 shipped Lot of Sumo 6 will be $48 shipped
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    Raiders

    bump... wahoos are waiting I am selling them less than half off the retail price.
  123. S

    Marauders

    update on the marauders....4/9 8:44pm
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    Tady 45

    x
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    Tady 45

    Selling two lots of 10 each Tady 45 surface irons. All new Each lot of 10 will be $60 shipped SOLD
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    Reels for sale

    Thank you for the purchase. Jeff
  127. S

    Salas 6xjr

    sale pending to Jay
  128. S

    Salas 6xjr

    yes it is. pick up is fine pm me and I will provide you with an address I am in Alameda
  129. S

    Salas 6xjr

    waiting for payment, if not received today then they are yours.
  130. S

    Salas 6x

    sold to john
  131. S

    Surface Iron lot

    you got it . will send pm
  132. S

    Small Old School Jigs

    you got it. will sent pm
  133. S

    Salas 6x

    sale pending to john
  134. S

    Salas 6x

    you got it pmed you with payment details
  135. S

    Sea Striker

    sold to Frank
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    Salas 6xjr

    sale pending to Danny
  137. S

    Sea Striker

    4 black chrome sea striker $20 plus $6 shipping grand total is $26 SOLD
  138. S

    Salas 6xjr

    two gold six chrome two silver with blue edges A total $10 jigs. $50 plus $6 shipping. Grand total is $56 SOLD
  139. S

    Raiders

    18 small raiders, 15 in gold color and 3 in silver 5 large raiders, all in gold color $204 plus $13 shipping, Grand total is $217 This is about half of what it retails for. ALL SOLD
  140. S

    Surface Iron lot

    one Tady 4/0 two Tady C 6 Tady 45 2 Salas Baby 6x total of 11 jigs $55 plus $6 shipping grand total $61 SOLD
  141. S

    Salas 6x

    Two Chrome 4 painted Total of 6 jigs for $24 plus $6 shipping Grand total is $30 SOLD
  142. S

    Tady /Salas small surface irons

    A total of 13 jigs. 10 Tadys @ $3 each and the Salas @ $5 each Total is $45 plus $6 shipping Grand total is $51 8 Tady AA 2 Tady A1 3 Salas 6xjr light SOLD
  143. S

    Small Old School Jigs

    A total of 21 jigs $3.00 each for a total of $63 plus $6 shipping Grand total $69 three UFO5 three 1x100 six YoHoHo five 2x200 one Hacker #4 one Hacker 6H one OP 105 SOLD
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    Misc. old surface irons

    6 Roddy Built 1 Salas 7x 1 Salas 6x 3 Candybars 2 no name a total of 13 Jigs $6.5 each for a total of $84.5. Shipping is $6 Total for this lot is $90.5 SOLD
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    Sumo 6 and Sumo jr

    This will be sold as a lot. 17 Sumo Jr and 7 Sumo 6 $5 each for the Sumo Jr, and $6 for the Sumo 6 Total is $127 for the jigs and they will need to be shipped in a medium size USPS flat rate box $13. Jigs plus shipping will be $140 17 Sumo Jr one birdshit one blue/white two scramble egg three...
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    Salas 6xjr

    This will be sold as a lot. Just too confusing to accommodate one jig here and there. A total of 19 jigs. $5.50 each for a total of $104.5 pluse $6 shipping. four white / green edges one mint one birdshit four tar baby two white(one not in photo) six zucchini one white / green/black...
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    Salas 6xjr

    This will be sold as a lot. Just too confusing to accommodate one jig here and there. A total of 19 jigs. $5.50 each for a total of $104.5 pluse $6 shipping. four white / green edges one mint one birdshit four tar baby two white(one not in photo) six zucchini one white / green/black...
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    Salax 6x jr heavy

    I am going to start another thread to list what I have left. This is the first time I am trying to sell some many jigs. I had many interests in the jigs. The problem is some only wants a few. As a seller I am trying to move as many jigs as possible. So the reality is those who are...
  149. S

    Reels for sale

    Penn 50 with Baker's Frame SOLD
  150. S

    Salax 6x jr heavy

    I am in the San Francisco Bay Area
  151. S

    wahoo bombs

    SOLD to Hottuna Thanks
  152. S

    Salas 6x heavy

    Salas 6x heavy New ones = $6.50 Used ones = $5.75 shipping will depend on how many you purchase All there is left are three chrome, one lime green, and one brown as of 9:25pm 4/6
  153. S

    Salax 6x jr heavy

    Salas 6Xjr in various sizes. Almost all are new. retails for $8.50 Selling them for $6 each for the new ones and $5 for the used ones Shipping cost will depend on how many you purchase. All the blue/white, scramble egg, purple, mac, bird poop, green(lower right) are gone All SOLD
  154. S

    wahoo bombs

    A total of 19 wahoo bombs. 8 Burn's, all but on are rigged. Misc. bombs $100 shipped SOLD
  155. S

    WTB 16oz Torpedo's

    I can hook you up. I have a bunch of them. $2 each 10 can fit into a small USPS flat rate box. Shipping is $6
  156. S

    Reels for sale

    Talica 16 sold to Mocruz1200 Thanks,
  157. S

    Reels for sale

    Thanks, got rid off a bunch of reels on the boat.
  158. S

    Reels for sale

    Prices lowered on a few reels. 1. Penn 70VS with a converted 1:1 low gear. Filled to the brim with 130# spectra. Has an aftermarket Tiburon large handle. Has box. $600 This reel will make an excellent kite reel. Has the line capacity, and the low gear for the big ones. SOLD 2. Penn 30S...
  159. S

    Marauders

    Don: The white belly tony tiger in pic. # 1 is 8" You can have that one for $22 The black/pink/orange nose in the pict # 2 is 10" = $30 The yellow belly tony tiger in the last pic. is 10" = $30 Shipping will be $13 via usps priority mail Please let me know if that works for you. Jeff
  160. S

    Marauders

    The purple one in the first picture is 8" The black/orange/pink one in the second picture is 10" The orange in the last picture is 8"
  161. S

    Raiders

    The 200 grams are the ones on the first photo. Four are silver and four are gold.
  162. S

    Tuna feathers

    Total of 40 tuna feathers. Almost all are new. Various sizes. $150 shipped CONUS
  163. S

    Marauders

    Marauder for sale. Some are the Yozuris and two are the original marauder made by Mako(no longer made) Most are new and few are used but in excellent condition. The large Marauders 10" will be $30 each The 8" marauders will be $20 each. The two original Marauder made by Mako will be $55 each...
  164. S

    Raiders

    I have 8 large raiders, a few are used but the rest are new. I have 13 smaller raiders, again, a few are used but the rest are new. 21 jigs all together. $200 shipped CONUS
  165. S

    TNT light jigs

    I have 6 TNT light jigs painted in glow in the dark paint. These are used for jigging for large YFTs. $75 shipped CONUS SOLD
  166. S

    Hopkins

    I have 14 of the smaller hopkins, and 16 of the larger hopkins. Most of them are brand new. Some are painted black. That is 30 jigs $180 shipped CONUS
  167. S

    Shimano Leader pouches

    4 Shimano leader pouches. Each has 10 plastic zip lock bags except for one which has 8 . Buy all four and I will throw in the smaller leader pouch. $60 plus $10 shipping SOLD
  168. S

    Shimano Tranx 500PG

    Excellent condition used on one trip. Caught one 20# YFT. Packed with 65# solid spectra. Has box and paper. The Tibruon reel clamp is not included. No trades Will be at Fisherman's Landing on 18th around noon. Can meet potential buyer. $350 SOLD
  169. S

    Some Good News For A Change

    Excellent! 5 more days, 5 more days.......
  170. S

    Phenix Rod for Cows

    They all work......
  171. S

    Phenix Rod for Cows

    I totally agree with your observation on the 2x, and the 3x. I just happen to have a few of the 4x s. The biggest YFT caught on my 4x was only about 120#. Not a problem with it at all. For those who caught cows with the 4x they did not seem to have any issue with them. Again, thank you for...
  172. S

    Phenix Rod for Cows

    Care to share as to why?
  173. S

    Phenix Rod for Cows

    So you think the specifically the black diamond hybrids are not ideal for heavy purpose, like rail fishing?
  174. S

    Phenix Rod for Cows

    Are you referring to the whole Black Diamond Series including the Black Diamond Hybrid?
  175. S

    Fred Hall and Fishing Insights from a Seller and Consumer's point of view

    I was at the Black Hole booth on Sat. and was amazed by the some of the new "LIGHT and POWERFUL" rods/blanks available. I was so impressed I purchased one of the Challenger series blanks. It is being wrapped as we speak and will be ready for my 16-day in a week. I normally wrap my own rods...
  176. S

    Wood Tackle Box

    Thank you for your interest. I ended up giving it to someone locally who purchased some of my rods late last year. Good luck with your quest. Jeff
  177. S

    Rod & Reel Rigs for 14+ day trip

    That you are correct. LOL
  178. S

    Rod & Reel Rigs for 14+ day trip

    Now I don't feel too bad bringing all those rods/reels on my 16-day.
  179. S

    FS - Penn Torque 40 LD 2-sp

    I will be at the Fredhall show on the 8th if anyone wants to meet up for the purchase.
  180. S

    FS - Penn Torque 40 LD 2-sp

    Something came up and I am going to sell my BNIB Penn Torque 40LD 2-sp. I spooled it with line, but I am going to remove the line for the sale. $450 FIRM plus shipping . That was how much I paid for it. Or, I can meet buyer in SD on 3/17 at Fisherman's Landing for the transaction. I will be...
  181. S

    Penn 30T 2 spd by Cal / SOLD

    where are you located?
  182. S

    Penn International Drag washers

    Sorry, double post
  183. S

    Penn International Drag washers

    1. New Penn International 20T drag washer $20 shipped 2. New Penn International 12T drag washer $15 shipped 3. Slightly used Penn Internationl 16S drag washer $15 shipped
  184. S

    Long rods for sale

    only the Calstar btg690J and the Calstar 900H left
  185. S

    Tackle Bag Recommendation?

    I use a SKB as well. It is a bit big, but it is sturdy and most importantly is it weather proof. Over the years, nothing inside of my SKB box gets wet. I made my over rocket launcher on my SKB box with ABS pipes. They work great.
  186. S

    Lures and Jigs

    1. Three Megabait trolling lures. Two are new and one is used. Two are rigged. They are 9.5" long. $50 shipped 2. Ten Tady lures. All new. Five are Tady C in bird shit color, and five are Tady 45 in black and white. These are all surface irons. $70 shipped 3. Ten Hopkins...
  187. S

    Long rods for sale

    1. BTG 90J - New tuna cord deckhand wrap. 12 stainless braced guides plus tip. Triple wrapped. Purple based wrap with double black over wrap with trim. Photos 1356-1359 $SOLD 2. BTG 690J - Used but in excellent condition. 12 black stainless braced guides plus tip(acid wrapped) Triple...
  188. S

    ATD 12 QUESTION

    Lou's ATD 12 has the atd 30 gears in it.
  189. S

    Selling my Talica 50 II Super Cow Catcher

    The asking price is actually fair considered what the owner spent on the reel, spectra, and the low gear conversion. However, in reality we rarely if ever get back what we spent on the reel. Especially on this board, everyone knows what things cost and everyone is looking for a good deal...
  190. S

    Long Range photos, lets see them

    16-day last year on the Indy. 71.6#
  191. S

    Good dropper loop reel

    Some of the suggestion to use smaller reels that can provide tremendous amount of drag is not really ideal on dropper loop fishing. The amount of drag is only part of the equation. Gearing is just as important. Typically fish whether be YTs or groupers tend to be larger when fishing dropper...
  192. S

    Good dropper loop reel

    Good old Penn International 30 2-sp.
  193. S

    pics from January Intrepid trip

    Nice quality wahoos.....
  194. S

    SKULL HEAD TUNA SPIKES

    Oscar, the deckhand on the Independence makes them.
  195. S

    Probably not the correct forum, but...

    Prayers for Dixie and your family.
  196. S

    WTB....Shimano Tranx PG or HG...

    Sent you an email with photos of a reel.
  197. S

    Opinions on fuel surcharge or not

    Why am I not surprise!
  198. S

    Intrepid 14 day on the way

    Good luck to all on this trip.
  199. S

    Opinions on fuel surcharge or not

    What exactly is YOUR problem? "WE" refers to all the LR fishermen who CARE about the topic of fuel surcharge. After 4 pages of this thread I am not the ONLY one who cares about the fuel surcharge. Yes, it is my trip, my money and I simply was asking for "opinions" from everyone on this board...
  200. S

    Opinions on fuel surcharge or not

    Some boats actually explained what their based fuel cost is and expect to implement a fuel surcharge when the fuel cost is above that based cost. Fine, that is clearly stated and we as customers have to make a decision whether to ride that boat or not. Here is the flip side of the coin as fuel...
  201. S

    Opinions on fuel surcharge or not

    I don't consider this thread is a conspiratorial complaint. I am aware the LR fleet reads this board. The better question is why don't any of the LR boats come on here and enlighten everyone about fuel cost, and how they factor fuel cost into the overall cost of the trip. Again, this thread...
  202. S

    Opinions on fuel surcharge or not

    Just to clarify about the purpose of this thread is NOT about how much the LR fleet should charge for their trips. They can charge what ever amount they see fit. The market will determine whether that amount will be tolerated. This thread is all about how fuel surcharges is being used to...
  203. S

    Opinions on fuel surcharge or not

    I agreed with you on the fact that the fares are not going down. If the business would just out right say that I will have no problem with it. The issues I am trying to figure out is why use fuel as an excuse to increase the overall price of the fair. I guess in the end, it really does not...
  204. S

    Opinions on fuel surcharge or not

    I have an upcoming trip in March. Now the fuel price is hovering around $2.50/gallon and the posted trip prices on most boats are based on $3.50 to $4.00 per gallon. Do any of you think we the anglers should get a reduction on the cost of the trip because of the reduction in fuel prices? Not...
  205. S

    For Sale- Custom Power Wrap H289-4R Rod Wrapper

    Damn good wrapper and a fair price too. Good luck with the sale.
  206. S

    Holiday season over.... are you going fishing soon?

    My trip is not soon enough. March 18 Indy 16-day
  207. S

    Maui Jim Prescription Sunglasses at Costco??

    Understood, but I rather have scratched lenses than eye injury. I have seen sinkers, lures and rod tips injured eyes on fishing trips over the years. Polycarbonate lenses are impact resistant and you want that to protect your eyes while fishing. Choose wisely......
  208. S

    Maui Jim Prescription Sunglasses at Costco??

    That is what I have been saying. Prescription put into polarized lenses with antireflective coating on the back works great. One minor note on "glass lenses" is that you will be in an environment where things can potentially hit you in the eye. Glass lenses are no bueno in that environment...
  209. S

    Maui Jim Prescription Sunglasses at Costco??

    Maui Jim's lens coating is a proprietary product. Having said that you can just get your prescription in polarized lenses with an anti-reflective coating on the back side of the lenses. That will work wonderfully on the water. As far as color goes, gray gives you more of a true color and...
  210. S

    Opinions: rail rod rear grip

    X4. Hypo.
  211. S

    Solid vrs. Hollow

    Is there a 100% connection for solid to hollow?
  212. S

    F/S AVET SDS 50 (SOLD)

    you guys think Avets make a lot of noises, you should hear the Tiburons
  213. S

    Only one outfit 14dayer cow rig

    I am not so sure about all these hypes towards a 30 size reel for cows. Don't get me wrong, I too have the Mak. 30 and even the Mak. 16 when I am on my 16-day trip. I have experienced myself as well as seen others who have hooked up to cows with 50 size reels having difficulty landing the...
  214. S

    Spectra Adhesive

    I am still going to serve over the tacglue. Didn't Hoodad said he still crimp over the glue as well? For me served topcoats for big baits, and Tony Pena knot for anything 100# down.
  215. S

    Spectra Adhesive

    Having enough tension when you serve is the key. You want the spectra to turn translucent when you serve, otherwise failure will happen.
  216. S

    WTB A COW RIG

    Now, that is a true cow setup!
  217. S

    Only one outfit 14dayer cow rig

    Any 50 size reel with 770xxxh, 6463xxxxh, or the new 775xxh
  218. S

    Spectra Adhesive

    Did you crimp along with the tac glue, or just the glue?
  219. S

    Happy Thanksgiving

    This is the first Thanksgiving I really appreciate the true meaning of this holiday. Both of my sons have been away at school and are back this week. It was very nice to hear them in the house again. So have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving to everyone.
  220. S

    After the trip

    I rinse all my reels with fresh water on the boat after the trip. Once I get home I maintain my reels by tearing them apart. I re-lube the bearings and re-grease the drags. I also wash my spectra as well.
  221. S

    Shimano TLD 30 II

    Something does not sound right. I remembered I was able to get 25# drag at strike with the Cal drag plates. Regardless, there are much much better options available now. You are correct about these reels are not appropriated for big fish.
  222. S

    Shimano TLD 30 II

    Actually, Bruce was not mad about the spooled line. It was a mini Raider jig that I lost since it was no longer made.
  223. S

    Shimano TLD 30 II

    I hear you! I was fishing for skipjack on an Avet SX two speed and hooked one. Then something "big" decided it was dinner. I was spooled so fast before I can say "oh s_ _ _".
  224. S

    Shimano TLD 30 II

    If retrofitted with the tiburon/willfish frame and with a aftermarket drag plate it should be able to handle cows. The TLD 20/30 with that setup used to be the go to reels on the RP for cows. Now, there are so many better options out there.
  225. S

    Captain Jimmy Bombs Wahoo Jigs

    That did not work either as I recalled.
  226. S

    New contender for the wahoo line up

    It is hard to tell, but the spool looks a bit wide
  227. S

    Reel for jigging large tuna and amber jack

    What kind of actions do these "jigging rods" have? Are they glass or composite?
  228. S

    Reel for jigging large tuna and amber jack

    Yeah, there is no free lunch here. Physics is physics. Longer arm gives you more leverage, but you will have to work harder to turn the handle faster to keep up the revolutions.
  229. S

    Lower Banks

    My friend Alan just got a 315# on the Indy at the Lower Banks. Congratulations to Alan, a super nice guy.
  230. S

    Curious glance at the Long Range schedules

    There are places like that..... China, Russia, Cuba....
  231. S

    Curious glance at the Long Range schedules

    No doubt taxes are killing everyone. Just remember the so called "rich" are also paying taxes as well. Except for the lucky ones who have family money those that made it probably had to work hard to get to where they are at. Everyone gets hurt by huge taxes. It is just that the middle to...
  232. S

    Curious glance at the Long Range schedules

    After doing this LR thing for about 15 yrs my priority has changed somewhat over the years. I found myself a lot more relaxed when I go on these trips. Don't get me wrong I still look forward to catching the big boys, but now it is equally important to me just getting away and spend time with...
  233. S

    Curious glance at the Long Range schedules

    The increasing cost on the LR is pricing itself out of reach for a lot of folks. You will see most long standing charters are still full. Those that are in the position financially and have the time are older retired folks. Then you have the age 40-60 folks that are still working and lucky...
  234. S

    Shiman TLD 30 2-speed

    Selling this reel for a friend. Shimano TLD 30 two speed reel in excellent condition. Freespools forever. Has an aftermarket Tiburon handle. It has green Power Pro spectra but not sure how much and the line class. Great for tuna, or shark fishing both as a trolling and live bait reel. $160...
  235. S

    SERVICE QUESTION REGARDING MAKAIRA SEA'S

    I would take the reel apart to check for water. All mine had a bit of water in them after my 16-day trip as well as my 7 day last year.
  236. S

    Excel 8 day video perspective

    Great video. Thank you for sharing.
  237. S

    CUSTOM POWERWRAPING MACHINE

    Great deal and good luck with your sale. I have the same wrapper and has been providing years of reliable service.
  238. S

    Izorline Platinum Any One Use It?

    The Izor Platnum is a lot softer than the regular Izor. I personally have not use the platnum in a while. I use regular Izor blue and P-Line CXX smoke.
  239. S

    What to pair with a Stella 20000? Ten day trip.

    Solomon: Good luck to you on your trip. If you need to re-spool let me know as I can help. Jeff
  240. S

    FS: Shimano Stella 20000SW CHEAP!!!!!!

    put it up on 360tuna.com it should go faster there
  241. S

    Late Intrepid 5 day report Aug 9th-14th

    There will be great trips as well as terrible trips when you do this long enough. I remembered in 08 on a 11day trip we had a total of 8 tunas for the whole boat. My buddy and I were one of the lucky ones that got one each. I was so upset I gave my 150# tuna to a fellow from NY who never got...
  242. S

    Late report: Shogun 8/2 - 8/5

    Thank you for the report. Good job.....
  243. S

    TLD20II and Seeker G6460XH Sales Pending

    Great reel indeed. Those TLDs' with the upgraded frame and drag used to be the boat reels on the RP for cows.
  244. S

    Just braggin'

    You should have a lot of fun. Harddrive took me to the 2010 US.Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. We had a great time. All the drinks and food we wanted. Oh yeah, watching the golfers too....LOL
  245. S

    Penn International 20 2-sp

    Price reduced to $350 shipped CONUS or $300 shipped without line and rod clamp.
  246. S

    Penn International 20 2-sp

    I have a used Penn International 20 2-speed reel that are sleeved and blueprinted to fish 100# line. It has a new drag plate installed. It has the Cal heavy duty base(not made anymore), Tiburon arm/handle, an aluminum rod clamp with trigger finger. This reel is spooled with NEW 520yds of...
  247. S

    fs: new Makaira 50

    That is a great price. Good luck with the sale.
  248. S

    Spirit of Adventure 7-day report

    Did a 7 day last Summer and had to return back to SD Bay to get more bait half way through the trip.
  249. S

    Opah!

    There goes the whole family...LOL Great catches! I am jealous.
  250. S

    Mak 16 SEa advice

    The 775xxh actually has more backbone than the 770xxh. I use the 770xxh with my Mak. 16.
  251. S

    Spectra Adhesive

    John: No argument form me. However the evolution of this new technique is a little backwards IMHO. You are in the medical profession and you are well aware of the process of how a drug is approved. First it is tested in vitro and then in vivo, compares to bench testing to real fishing...
  252. S

    Spectra Adhesive

    John: On paper and in theory you are correct as far as the "diameter changing" which produces "creep". None the less, those who ACTUALLY used the glue in the REAL world environment has had success with it. That success range from football size tunas to almost cow tunas. And those individuals...
  253. S

    Grouper Combo For Upcomming Excel 7 Day

    The last time I caught groupers was on the Shogun. We used skipjacks for bait. I used a 50 size reel w/ 100# with buttoned down drag along with a 7465H rod. The groupers were between 80-120#. Battles were won and lost during the first 15 seconds after hook ups. Jeff
  254. S

    Three fun days on the Islander!

    It is no fun to have car trouble, anytime let alone on vacation. Hope you will get back home safely. I am planning a drive to Colorado Springs in a couple of months to drop a car off to my son. I am not looking forward to that drive.
  255. S

    Rods for sale

    6465H and 6465XH SOLD Thank you Scott.
  256. S

    Rods for sale

    Thank Jim. I really need to get rid some of my stuff.
  257. S

    Rods for sale

    I need to thin out some of my rods. 1. Used Calstar 760L 12.5"/14" R/F hypalon, has purple Aftco aluminum reel seat /gimbal, stainless steel braced guides. Wrapped in calstar teal with double purple wrap. Has a nice fish butt wrap. SOLD 2. Used Old school Sabre Grafast(composite) 665H 30-80#...
  258. S

    Wood Tackle Box

    I built this box for a friend a while back. He did not use it during his possession. Now, he can't do long range fishing anymore and he gave it back to me. I have no use for it so it is up for sale. The box is made of oak plywood with mahogony trims. It has many coats of oilbased...
  259. S

    Up coming long range trips!

    Good luck to both of you. Just remember to have a good time.
  260. S

    Spectra Adhesive

    Who knows. I tried this method a long time ago with just plain old crazy glue. I recalled the glued area started to crack and the connection eventually failed. Will need to run some more testing tomorrow. I will also need to use enough force to break this setup to find out where it will...
  261. S

    Spectra Adhesive

    Well, I just did my own test on with this glue. I put 100# Izor mono 6" into JB 130 hollow. I pulled the mono and the spectra tight after the insertion. Applied the Tac glue from the end of the mono towards where the spectra ends. Marked the junction where the spectra ends with a black...
  262. S

    Spectra Adhesive

    That would probably work better, but the idea of a short insertion is to eliminate drag. It is interesting to see all the various results with this product. You would think the technique of performing this connection is so simple that there should not be much variables in terms of operator's...
  263. S

    Spectra Adhesive

    Just got my dozen Tac. glue. I figured it was a lot less expensive to buy a dozen compares to one or two. Ordered it on Monday and got it today. I am keeping 4 bottles. There will be 8 bottles available. Anyone in the San Francisco Bay Area wants to try one I will sell it for $6 for pick up...
  264. S

    Old School Penn Intl's

    Not really, if you account into all the $$ spent on upgrading the Penns by Cal and Cofe. The actual resale value of the upgraded Penns is a lot less. No doubt the Penn Internationals are the workhorse and they are easy to maintain and have very few issues. However, there are a lot of better...
  265. S

    Old School Penn Intl's

    Yes, it did. At one point, a new 50s was selling for $325. Both Harddrive and I each got one.
  266. S

    Spectra Adhesive

    I can't blame you for taking the more conservative approach towards this new way of connecting mono/fluoro to hollow spectra. Time will tell. Personally I have already ordered some and am looking forward to try it out. Granted nothing is 100%, but most of the failures on topshots, whether...
  267. S

    Spectra Adhesive

    Any idea the shell life on this glue once the bottle is open?
  268. S

    Longrange Jackpot Drama

    Unfortunately this is what happens when there is money involved. It changes how people behave. I rarely gets into any jackpots now. I have witnessed, heard, and been a victim of the jackpot drama. Since I am on vacation, I don't need to be in that situation.
  269. S

    One tip

    Go fishing :)
  270. S

    56.6 lb. Yellowtail

    Fish of a life time. Congratulations!
  271. S

    Goin on the "X". Deck boots

    You should be fine. The Excel tends to get wet a bit more than other boats.
  272. S

    Best Kite Rig

    Like others have said rent the boat gear if you are new to LR fishing. You don't want to be stuck with an expensive outfit if you decided LR is not your thing. On the other hand, get your own kit rig if you can swing it. There is no reason to jeopardize the chance of catching a big fish on...
  273. S

    WTB SS6470h, 6465xh or similar

    I have a brand new calstar 6465xh that is acid wrapped with fuji turbo guides with alps reelseat. I am however located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Let me know if you are interested.
  274. S

    Spectra color

    Best of luck to you on your upcoming trip. Jeff
  275. S

    Spectra color

    First of all, everyone gets tangle soon or later. There are certain things one can do to minimize tangles. Things like make sure you stay in contact with your bait, and follow your line, etc. Then there are things like someone's fish swam over all the lines, or keep peeling line off the reel...
  276. S

    Spectra color

    Be careful you might get blame for all the tangles.........
  277. S

    Spectra color

    Nice head gaff! Wish I could go fishing.
  278. S

    Spectra color

    Not a problem. You are right about your observations on people making stupid statements about anglers who use any other color spectra except white is more prone to tangles. As I pointed out earlier there are certainly benefits to using other color spectra except white as long as they are...
  279. S

    Spectra color

    That is the most stupid argument I have ever heard. On the other hand having a different color spectra(not green) will enable you to get out of a tangle much easier as you will know which is your line. In fact it will help out the deckhand when untangling a bunch of spectra if they are...
  280. S

    Spectra color

    You are kidding? There is absolutely NO proof of your statement. Jeff
  281. S

    Catchy Tackle Magnum Spinners

    No, not Hi's tackle special. Have not been there in years, not a fan of Hi's. I got them from someone in Sacramento. Jeff
  282. S

    Catchy Tackle Magnum Spinners

    The hooks are 10/0 7691 and I believe the cable is 400#. The "black" loop on the upper hook is a ziptie. Jeff
  283. S

    Catchy Tackle Magnum Spinners

    Here is how I rig mine. Works fine on wahoo. Jeff
  284. S

    Name your go to tackle store for longe range fishing

    No more tackle stores up where I am. The Rod Rack in Hayward used to be my go to store, but had since closed. Therefore I purchased mostly on line. Over the years, I have accumulated so much stuff that I could open a tackle shop out of my garage. Finally got a ProPower line winder from Rick...
  285. S

    50 SDS high speed

    Bump for a nice reel with a nice price. Those SDS 50 high gears are hard to come by. I use the exact same reel jigging for tunas. Great reel.
  286. S

    Tony Pena

    I finally switched over to the Pena knot during my recent 16-day trip. I used to tie the Bristol and the Worm knot. Both were working fine, but I found the Pena was a bit more consistent on the easy of tying. I had no problem with the knot and I think I will keep tying it on all my 100# rigs...
  287. S

    Unreal!

    The same seller sold a SST8 fpr $450, and a SST 50N for $710 Those sold prices are more in line as far as fair value on those reels
  288. S

    Unreal!

    Fishy you missed out....LOL Jeff
  289. S

    Unreal!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tiburon-SST8-50-Smart-Shift-Fishing-Reel-/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=251522394480&autorefresh=true
  290. S

    Lacrosse Boot Rant - update

    This all started when my Lacrosse boot developed a separation between the body and the sole of the boot after only been worn on three fishing trips. I contacted Lacrosse and was told the boot was out of warranty and there was nothing they could do. On his own, a BDer' Holi-e-mackeral contacted...
  291. S

    Advice needed on best 2 speed reel

    Sometimes we tend to forget all reels are designed to fish within certain amount of drag. We as West Coast anglers tend to push our reels to and even above what they were designed for. All the mentioned reels on this thread are excellent choices. One can not go wrong with any of them.
  292. S

    WTB - Penn 50S / 50T(2-sp)

    Got one. Thanks everyone. Jeff
  293. S

    Fish of a life time????.... Lost at color

    Kudos to you for trying. You have more balls than me for using a spinner, but it is all about the journey. Better luck next time, you will get a big one. Keep trying and thank you for your writeup. Jeff
  294. S

    WTB - Penn 50S / 50T(2-sp)

    Looking for fair to good condition 50S or 50T(2-sp). No line, blueprinting, nor sleeve necessary.
  295. S

    Beware of the Post Office

    I wonder it is a big red flag for thieves if you declare a high value item upon shipping. I never declare any high value items, like reels. I am afraid it will be stolen. Just a thought.
  296. S

    Tiburon...No More???

    They are noisy reels. Do you hand another SST to compare?
  297. S

    "Slippery Ramp" at Pt Loma Landing Resolved

    That's great. They were talking about the ramp up to the pier. But apparently that ramp has also been coated with the same stuff as well. Noticed it during my recent 16-day.
  298. S

    Advice needed on best 2 speed reel

    I would have suggested the Penn TRQ40NLD2 too, but I personally have not use it. I was introduced to it on my recent 16 day trip. I was very impressed with it. Ultra light, smooth, and has plenty of cranking power on retrieving a jig. Did not catch any fish with it. I am actually looking...
  299. S

    Advice needed on best 2 speed reel

    Makaira 15, 10
  300. S

    Trinidad 40N / 40

    Excellent! Hope you hang some good ones with it. Jeff
  301. S

    Pink Fluoro

    John: Thank you for clearing the confusion on the diameter issue. What I saw on my trip was the Pink Seaguar 100 and 130# which have the same diameter as Seaguar Premium. My apologies to assume the rest of the Pink Seaguar fluorocarbon leaders have the same diameter as its Premium line. Jeff
  302. S

    Baker Topless Frame Accurate ATD 50 - Worked on by Cal

    Someone buy this reel. Harddrive needs money to buy food for his family. Nah, it is a nice clean reel and it is a good deal too.
  303. S

    Pink Fluoro

    On my recent Rick has some pink Seaguar fluorocarbon leader. I read the labeled diameter of the Pink Seaguar Fluorocarbon is the same as the Seaguar Premium. They also feel the same except one is pink. The Seaguar Blue label is much thicker. The Pink Seaguar is nothing like the blue label.
  304. S

    Lacrosse boot rant

    Once in a while someone steps up to the plate and asssit others in need. One of BD's memeber Hol-e-Mackeral on his own contacted Lacrosse and explained my situation with the defective boot. Now Lacorsse agreed to provide free shipping to have my boot send back for inspection, with possible...
  305. S

    Pink Fluoro

    SOL!
  306. S

    Pink Fluoro

    What does not get absorbed get reflected. Cones are for color and acuity, and rods are for detecting motion, as least for human. What we as human sees in the water can be very different from what tunas see. We do not know. Often times, fishing tackles catch more fisherman than fish. I...
  307. S

    WTB - Penn Torque 40N 2-sp 40

    Looking for a Penn Torque 40N 2-sp. New or used(in good condition)
  308. S

    Trinidad 40N / 40

    Only from others who purchased them when they were available.
  309. S

    Pink Fluoro

    Seaguar is coming out with a pink fluorocarbon leader. Same diameter as its premium line.
  310. S

    Trinidad 40N / 40

    Thank you. I have two of them and just decided to just keep one.
  311. S

    Lacrosse boot rant

    The company said they will inspect it then will decide the course of action. Too much trouble. I just glued it myself.
  312. S

    Lacrosse boot rant

    I just glued the separation of my boot with shoe goo. Time will tell.
  313. S

    Trinidad 40N / 40

    I have a used but in excellent condition converted Trinidad 40N from a Trinidad 40. Shimano no longer makes the TN40N, nor the TN40N frame and spool. It cost $155 plus shipping when I purchased the TN40N spool and frame. I have the origingal TN40 box, paper, and tool. This sale will inclued...
  314. S

    Lacrosse boot rant

    Thanks guys for the feedback. I think I will go get the Aquaseal and fix it myself.
  315. S

    Help- Makaira 16

    I am not sure if you need to worry about your new 16sea. I think my defective 16sea was a rare incident. Afterall, there will be more people complain about it if it was a wide spread issue. My reel seized without any warning when I was retrieving line. You should be ok but if you are worry...
  316. S

    Lacrosse boot rant

    I will glue it back together and contine use it until I can't. Still have a few pairs of the Shimano Evair deck boots.
  317. S

    Lacrosse boot rant

    USPS priority shipping has gone up. Just sent some goodies in a large USPS priority box to my son in the US Air Force Academy and it cost $17.45
  318. S

    Lacrosse boot rant

    I can buy the same glue and repair it myself for less than the cost of one way shipping. I was disappointed with Lacrosse for not just replacing it after seeing the photo I sent. I also could document when the boot was purchased.
  319. S

    Lacrosse boot rant

    Purchased a pair of the green Lacrosse boot based on the recommendations from this board in 12/2012. It was the most comfortable boots that I have ever worn. Worn it on three trips, two 16-day and one 7-day. I discovered a separation between the body of the boot from the sole along the side...
  320. S

    Tiburon SST8

    Used but in excellent condition smart shift 8. Just had a complete service. It has 65# solid Tuflinexp solid spectra. Enough room for about 75yds of 50# mono. Set up as a wahoo reel. It has a John Baker clamp. Comes with paper and harness lugs, and a soft case. $425 shipped CONUS SOLD...
  321. S

    Trinidad 30

    Almost new condition Trinidad 30. Never used only went on one trip. Comes with box and paper, and an aftermarket rod clamp(lost the stock clamp). Has the Calsheet drag plate and carbotex drag washers. Has the Trinidad DC dog.(I think) $275 shipped CONUS SOLD Paypal - gift only
  322. S

    Which Okuma for Wahoo??

    It was probably operator's error. I am not sure if I have the shift star set all the way clockwise(high gear). Maybe that was the problem. I have not use the sst8 in a long time. The reason I was using it was one of my wahoo reels was having an issue. Jeff
  323. S

    Which Okuma for Wahoo??

    I used my SST8 on my recent 16-days throwing a jig. Could not hook any hoos with it. I go plenty of bites but everytime it did not stick. It was always when I got bumped the reel hesitated a bit shifting from high to low. That hesitation I believed was that reason. I typically use a TN40N...
  324. S

    Trinidad 20

    After a few low ball offers I have decided to list a price for the reel.
  325. S

    Trinidad 20

    Thanks, good luck with your Talica as well.
  326. S

    Trinidad 20

    Since this reel is no longer made. I am not sure how to access the worth. Reasonable best offer.
  327. S

    Trinidad 20

    Trinidad 20 in excellent condition. Virtually new. Never used just brought along on one trip. Has the larger Cal drag plate and Cabotex drag washers. Also has the Trinidad DC dogs upgrade. Cosmetically / Mechanically 10/10 Has box and paper. Shipping is on buyer's dime. $300 shipped...
  328. S

    Help- Makaira 16

    I know the TLD20 is in good hands.
  329. S

    Help- Makaira 16

    Paul: I would stay with the 100#JB all the way without stepping up to 130#. The bite was very picky. Tie a short length of fluorocarbon leader(100#) with a tony pena and you are golden. I caught almost all my fish tunas, wahoos on my functional Makaira 16. Good luck. Jeff
  330. S

    Help- Makaira 16

    Dropped off the reel on Thursday, 4/10 on the way home after my trip. Got the reel back today. Fast service. Okuma replaced the drive gear shaft, low speed drive gear, low speed pinion gear. Don't know what caused the failure as it was a brand new reel. Would have been nice to have both 16...
  331. S

    Help- Makaira 16

    Thank you for the timely reply. I am looking forward to find out what the cause of the malfunction as well.
  332. S

    Help- Makaira 16

    I am currently returning from my 16- day trip. One of my two brand new Makaira 16 reels seized while I was fishing. No fish has been caught on this reel. I was winding in and the reel seized. I had no problem with the reel when line was put on. The reel has great free spool and has great...
  333. S

    Independence West Coast Marketing On The Water Report

    This 16-day has been a tough trip. The quantity of tuna just wasn't there. Certainly there were a few individuals including Harddrive who did quite well. But majority of anglers were having a tough time just getting bit. Line size did not matter. It was just the lack of tunas. Having said...
  334. S

    JL and Min

    Last day of fishing. Completely different day, no current, no fish, no sharks, just birds. Maybe half day of fishing tomorrow. The Excel is here at the buffer zone. Has been an interesting trip as far as catching goes. Had a great time yesterday afternoon as our charter master Rick Ozaki was...
  335. S

    JL and Min

    Harddrive has been on fire since day 1, and he continues to have a wonder trip. I had a slow start on the first day, but I am on track now. Wonderful weather and great group of anglers. Still has 4.5 days of fishing. Will report later.
  336. S

    Independence West Coast Marketing On The Water Report

    We are at the bait barge right now loading up with some nice sardines. Everyone is in a good mood awaiting for our adventures. Will post up more updates later. Jeff
  337. S

    Rooster

    God! Do I remember that trip. That trip was the ultimate example of everything went wrong(except for the food). There was a TOTAL of 8 YFTs caught. Harddrive and I were one of the lucky ones that caught a yft. I think Ken Bush was on that trip. I remembered he also caught a yft as well...
  338. S

    mak's extended shift button

    Wes: You know we fisherman just can't leave well along when we are not fishing? It is all part of the fun in the sport. Jeff
  339. S

    FS - Shimano Stella 20000SW

    $750 shipped in CONUS
  340. S

    FS - Shimano Stella 20000SW

    Brand new Shimano Stella 20000SW with box and all the parts, paper, and pouch that come with the reel. $800 shipped CONUS Paypal accepted as "gift" Can deliver to buyer in Los Angeles and San Diego(the landing) on March 24th.
  341. S

    Wtb calstar 690j (805area)

    Here are a few photos of the rod.
  342. S

    Wtb calstar 690j (805area)

    I have one that is acid wrapped with purple underwrap and black overwrap. Guides are black stainless. Tunacork deck hand style handle. Rod in excellent condition. Only used it on one trip.
  343. S

    Fishing the Anchovie

    I use a old school Sabre Grafast 670 composite. It has a really soft tip and plenty of back bone. I use a Torium 14, Progear 255.
  344. S

    Fish /pic report - the Saltydawg Excel 15 day

    Thank you very much on the wonderful reports while on board and this excellent, detailed recollection of the trip. I can't wait to go on my 16-day in 12 days. Again, thank you. Jeff
  345. S

    Intrepid ... March 21-April 5 ... 15 day ... Are you going on this sold out trip

    You can probably do this in your sleep since you go on so many trips. I on the other hand has to remember how to catch fish. Will do my best. Good luck to you as well. Jeff
  346. S

    Intrepid ... March 21-April 5 ... 15 day ... Are you going on this sold out trip

    Dave: I am jealous! I am leaving 4 days after you. Leave us some please. Jeff
  347. S

    avet hxj line capacity

    I just spooled 350yds of solid 80#TuflineXP on my HXJ. I will be using this to throw bombs/jigs for wahoo. Should be plenty enough. I still might re-spool it with 65# line instead.
  348. S

    Rod wrapping thread

    I can put together a nice collection for you. I will not be able to do this until Sunday night as I am flying down to the Fred Hall show today. I have a ton of extra threads. Jeff
  349. S

    2-speed push button for accurate reels

    Thanks Paul. I can't wait.... The shifting mechanism in the ATDs is different. The knob is more secure in the ATDs than the Makairas.
  350. S

    Come by the Blackhole booth number 504

    No sir, I did not. We will definitely stop by to say hi. I am flying down on Sat to hookup with Harddrive to attend the show. Maybe I can get another blank and build it in time for my 16-day in late March. Looking forward to see everyone. Jeff
  351. S

    2-speed push button for accurate reels

    A concern I have is with the extended shift button will you have a higher probability of hitting something with it to knock it off. Since the only thing holding on to it is the small thin retaining ring.
  352. S

    Come by the Blackhole booth number 504

    Harddrive and I both bought Balckhole Cow Special 3rd generation from FH 2 yrs ago. I used it on my last 16-day and caught a 150#yft using an Avet HXW Raptor. Excellent combination. Highly recommended.
  353. S

    2-speed push button for accurate reels

    Wow, $36 each? Holy expensive knob! Since I have 10 Makairas I think I can put that $360 into better use.
  354. S

    2-speed push button for accurate reels

    I think it is a nice feature. For me it will depend on how much it cost.
  355. S

    2-speed push button for accurate reels

    Thank you for the photo. How much is that fancy button?
  356. S

    2-speed push button for accurate reels

    Anyone has photos of the upgraded shift knob for the Makairas?
  357. S

    10 days in Oct or Nov?

    there you go... Have a good time
  358. S

    10 days in Oct or Nov?

    Depending on what you want. Early Oct. trips will still target variety. Every since 2005, the traditional late Oct. and Nov. trips have been turned into mostly cow hunting trips. So if you want to have a chance to get a larger model yfts then go late Oct. or Nov. If you want a variety then...
  359. S

    The Saltydawg EXCEL 15 Day live on the water report

    Thank you for the wonderful reports. That will get me going for my trip in March. 22 more days!!!!!! I am all packed and ready to go.....
  360. S

    avet hxj line capacity

    I use a professional line winder and I usually put about 12# of pressure when winding on spectra. Afterwards, the line on the spool feels rock hard. Then after I fight a fish or two, the line would really packed down and my spool would not be full. Hope you get an answer to the issue.
  361. S

    up date on the Makaira50SEaII

    So, any news on the updated lower gear set availability? I am hoping to pick up a set at the Fred Hall Show
  362. S

    avet hxj line capacity

    That is quite a difference. I am going to pick a HXJ raptor up soon too and I hope you are wrong in that number. Did you put the line on yourself, with a machine? I had an issue one time where my line counter was off and I freaked out. Usually, the reel manufactures are pretty close at...
  363. S

    What type of Reel to pair with Calstar GF 770 H

    The 770H is an 80# rod. It will bottom out if you load up with more than 25# of drag. Ask me how I know.
  364. S

    Info on Mac 20 at FHS

    X2 on Trophy Tackle. Got what I ordered in a timely manner. Thank you Rodless for hooking me up with Trophy Tackle.
  365. S

    what toy(s) is everyone getting at FH?

    I got this super South West deal of $118 round trip. Will be flying in on Sat. morning and flying back on Sunday morning. Maybe I will see you at the show
  366. S

    what toy(s) is everyone getting at FH?

    You driving or flying down? The reason I ask is if you fly the TSA may have an issue with hooks and irons with hooks.
  367. S

    what toy(s) is everyone getting at FH?

    I am planning to attend the Fred Hall on Saturday. My shopping list includes a big spool of Threadlock 130#, an Avet HXJ raptor, and some fluorocarbon leaders. Also, looking forward to see old friends and pay off my bill for my up coming 16-day on the Indy. Should be good times........ Jeff
  368. S

    Rail fishing question

    It does not hurt. It just gets a bit warm between the checks.LOL
  369. S

    Whats up with Seeker

    I fish mostly Calstar rods. I like the quality and it just happens to be made in the US. I like Seeker as well but just have not had opportunity to fish it. I wish Seeker the best. Over the years, I have narrowed my reels to Tiburon, the Avet SDS50, Makairas, Talicas, and Penn Internationals...
  370. S

    2-Fold Question (Spectra @ Fred Hall)

    X2, I still use the 130# / 100# TuflineXP solid.
  371. S

    Hypalons, cork rings, and cork handles

    I have a bunch of hypalons. Around 100 pieces. One bag of cork rings. A bunch of cork handles. $130 for the whole lot. Shipping on buyer's dime. I will be in the LA and San Diego Area on March 24 morning and can meet buyer. Black: 7x 12" tapered 11/16" ID 2x 13.5" straight 9/16"ID 1x 13"...
  372. S

    Whats up with Seeker

    Maybe our government should reform our current welfare system and start demanding people to work for a living. Why should one work when one can collect a welfare check every month? Our current welfare system give people NO incentive to work. By the way the thing called social security you and...
  373. S

    Whats up with Seeker

    We all made life choice decisions. I am not going to feel sorry for those who made poor life choice decisions. This sounds cold and insensitive, but the reality is most of us were not born with silver spoons in our mouths. We worked hard to achieve what we have today. My family and I will...
  374. S

    Get your Flu Shot

    Speaking of flu... My stomach was feeling a bit strange yesterday at work. I was throwing up in the bathroom before I knew it. Three times in the morning. Then I started to have diarreha in the afternoon. Finished working and went home. Had a fever and crawled into bed. I am feeling better...
  375. S

    Phenix 700 3xh

    Still available Reasonable offer I can meet buyer on the 24th March either in the LA or the San Diego area when I come down for my 16-day trip.
  376. S

    Whats up with Seeker

    I am glad someone cleared up this rumor mill. Companies that make quality products at a reasonable cost will earn my business. I don't care where the products are made.
  377. S

    New Truline D8

    Yes, it was. Got some hacker on my last post. The rod is 7'5".
  378. S

    SKB rod belt.

    I will pm you as march 24 gets closer. I will be at the landing around 11-12noon. It is yours.
  379. S

    SKB rod belt.

    Almost new SKB rod belt $40 I will be down at the Fred Hall show in Long Beach on Sat. I will be in the LA and San Diego area on the 24th of March I can meet buyer on both of those days.
  380. S

    New Truline D8

    Let's try this again. I posted this a while back and got a few buyers that flaked out. I have a newly wrapped D8. 7'5" long. Fuji turbo guides. I will be coming down on the March 24th for my 16-day tirp. I can arrange to meet buyer in the LA and San Diego Area. $200/ OBO
  381. S

    This is cool , Daily Video updates from current Excel Trip 02/01-02/17

    Thanks for updating us with the video feeds. 42 more days to go!!!!
  382. S

    Need advise on spectra for Mak SEA 20

    Sorry, I also read your post and noticed you wanted to do solid to solid splice. Another way to do this is make a loop(either binmini ,or 4-5 turn surgeon knot) on each ends of the spectra and do a cat-pawl connection.
  383. S

    Need advise on spectra for Mak SEA 20

    Absolutely. Go to Basil's web-site and it will show you how to splice it. All you need is some 27# wire that are made into a loop to pull the spectra through. Here it is: http://www.bhptackle.com/pages.php?pageid=15
  384. S

    RP coming in early-filled the boat

    Unfortunately, this practice happens more often than I like to see especially on the longer trips. Catch and release, or targeting smaller and different species are always an option.
  385. S

    Spectra/Reel maintenance

    I take two trips a year so it is not too much work taking the spectra on/off. Plus I have a line winder so it makes the job effortless.
  386. S

    Favorite 100lb reel?

    or a Makaira 30
  387. S

    up date on the Makaira50SEaII

    Paul: Yes, I did on my last 16-day trip. Only caught one 150# yft on a chunk. The Tiburon was flawless. I just kept turning the handle. I set the shift point so that it is always on high gear. It was too easy.
  388. S

    up date on the Makaira50SEaII

    Yeah, the open bearings are easy to do it yourself. I have tried the TS320 and the TS301 on bearings. You can think of the TS301(which is a solvent) as a "think film" technology. Yes, it makes the bearings spin forever. My only reservation is the longivity of it. I use it on my smaller...
  389. S

    Spectra/Reel maintenance

    After evey trip I remove all the spectra onto a spool while it is immersed into a 5-gallon bucket that is filled with luke warm water. The spool has a threaded rod that is hooked up to a drill. I then rewind the now clean and salt free line back on to the reel using my line winder. I also put...
  390. S

    up date on the Makaira50SEaII

    The difference between the original 50 and the 50sea is the low gear? I have fished the regular 50 on my last 16-day and have caught some yfts from 150-194#. I had absolutely no problem with it. I currently have two Makaira 50s and I am not sure if I even want to have them modified to have a...
  391. S

    Avet HXW Raptor SOLD

    I have absolutely NO idea of what you are talking about. I do not drag my Catchy Magnum with my raptor. This reel has the 1.9:1 low gear. No, I do not have a sst16.
  392. S

    Avet HXW Raptor SOLD

    Avet HXW Raptor in excellent condition. Used on one trip. Has box. $400 firm + shipping
  393. S

    Trip Insurance ????

    What exactly does the trip insurance cover? Jeff
  394. S

    Rolling dwn on the Intrepid ..... 14 day

    There, you have it straight from someone who witnessed what went down. Time to shut down the thread and move on. I have met and dealt with Fishy in the past. Super class act in my book. No reservation fishing with him anytime.
  395. S

    Rolling dwn on the Intrepid ..... 14 day

    Well, the plot thickens.....
  396. S

    Starting fresh...

    A worm knot is excellent if tied properly for spectra to either mono/fluoro. connections.
  397. S

    Rolling dwn on the Intrepid ..... 14 day

    That is totally BS. Why should a passenger put up with another passenger's harassment? You should have gone to the Captain and demand he put a stop to this. Congratulations on your catch. Jeff
  398. S

    WTB Big Game Trolling Lures

    I have some Magnum 26oz Catchy spinner lures that are rigged . Here is the information: http://www.charkbait.com/cs/csCatchy.htm PM me with your email address for photos
  399. S

    Medical Evacuation

    Hope who ever was involved recover soon.
  400. S

    Light line rig for wahoo bait fishing?

    I used a saltiga 35 on a 700mh rod. 50# spectra with a 30# fluoro. A cheap J hook on a 27# wire.
  401. S

    up date on the Makaira50SEaII

    Looks like there is a spot open in our 16-day trip. Hop on and do a back to back 16-day with us.
  402. S

    up date on the Makaira50SEaII

    Yeah, my 16-day trip is in March. I have two 50s that need the conversion.
  403. S

    Penn 50VSW

    price reduced to $430 shipped within CONUS
  404. S

    Using spinning gear at the Clarion Buffer Zone - a report and opinions

    Thank you for your input. I have been tempted to get a spinning outfit to do exactly what you did. It is good to try new things. That is what keep us going back. Jeff
  405. S

    Go to wahoo lure?

    Ouch! The truth hurts! Way to go Rick. See you in March Jeff
  406. S

    Avet Pro EX 50/3 Seaguar Threadlock Hollow Braid

    I personally have no problem with any bearings on my Avet 50 SDSs. Can you tell us more about your issue with Avet bearing problems? Jeff
  407. S

    Avet Pro EX 50/3 Seaguar Threadlock Hollow Braid

    Sorry, I did not read your question carefully. I have only fished the Avet two speed, NOT the 3-speed. I have no experience on the Avet 3-speed. But Rick Ozaki is a straight shooter, so I would believe what he said. Jeff
  408. S

    What's everyones favorite big bait rig?

    I use a Penn 50VSW with the works loaded with 850 yds. of 130 spectra. Rod is an old school Calstar 6465XXH with rollers. I tie the spectra directly to a 6' 150# fluorocarbon leader that has a swivel on one end and a 7691(9/0-10/0) hook on the other end. The connection is a double up spectra...
  409. S

    Avet Pro EX 50/3 Seaguar Threadlock Hollow Braid

    I have and fished with both of them. Really is six of one, half dozen the other. Both are capable reels. You can't go wrong with either of them. Jeff
  410. S

    Penn 50VSW

    Used 50VSW with 700 yds of new Tufline 130# spectra. Reel is set up with 35# of drag at strike, 25# between freespool and strike and 45# at full. With the current drag setting, the reel freespools a tad over two minutes. Small area of corrosion at the base of the clicker button. A few minor...
  411. S

    Misc. reels for sale

    Torium 30 - SOLD
  412. S

    Misc. reels for sale

    No thanks, got one already.
  413. S

    Jigging for big yft

    Best to have a forged single hook. Mustad 7691. No need to weld the eye. Some likes the heavy duty Owner triple hook. The idea is to lock the jaw down so the fish can not breath and thus shorten the fight. Jeff
  414. S

    Misc. reels for sale

    Selling some reels for a friend who recently passed away. 1. Shimano Torium 30 excellent mechanically. No clamp. Some boat rash. Just been serviced. SOLD 2. Barely used TLD 25 in excellent condition. $80 SOLD 3. Penn Senator 4/0 in good condition. Some pittings on the spool. Otherwise in...
  415. S

    French Polynesia ( Tahanea, Motutunga, Tepoto) Dec 2013

    Majority of us could only dream about an adventure you just took. What an unbelievable trip with goosd friend, good weather, good food, and excellent fishing for so many exotic species of fish. Thank you so much for sharing. This thread really made my day. Thank you, Jeff
  416. S

    Avet 50SDS topless

    I have an Avet 50SDS topless reel for sale. Excellent condition with box. Purchased from someone on BD a while back. Fished a few trips. Well maintained. $355 shipped CONUS. SOLD
  417. S

    WTB - Tiburon SST 50

    XXX deleted
  418. S

    Tackle boxes

    I like my large SKB box. I made some custom rocket launchers and it is elevated so there is no issue on opening and closing the tray. The best part of the SKB box is weather proof. My stuff inside never gets wet. It is a bit heavy, but it is very stable with 4 rods/reels loaded.
  419. S

    Jigging for big yft

    Simply put: on Long Range style fishing jigging for big yfts on the West Coast: 700H / spinner = tuna f_ _ _ s you. :hali_parkutuli: 770xxh / 50 size reel = tuna gets f _ _ _ ed. LOL Choose wisely!
  420. S

    Jigging for big yft

    I wonder how many more tunas Kil could have handed if he was using more appropriate gears? Even a 30 size reel and a 7465H would have provided Kil a better chance in landing those fish. Jeff
  421. S

    Jigging for big yft

    I accidently hooked and landed an 80# YFT with my raider jig which fishing for wahoo. It was on a 700XH/Torium 30 with 65# spectra / 50# Izor mono. I hope I will never have to do that again. NOT FUN! I can only imagine what it would be like with a 200# fish. Bottom line is I am sure you...
  422. S

    Jigging for big yft

    No one is arguing with you on the validity of using those rod / reels you mentioned jigging for tunas on the East Coast. What we are disagreeing is the use of those same RODS jigging for giant yellowfin tunas (100-300#) here in the West Coast, Long Range style. Yes, one have to be persistent...
  423. S

    Jigging for big yft

    Have you actally jig for yellowfin tunas here on the West Coast with the rods you mentioned? More power to you if you have success with those rods jigging for tunas on the East Coast. Those rods you mentioned will bottom out. I hooked and landed a 80# yellowfin tuna on a 700xh / Torium 30...
  424. S

    Jigging for big yft

    I would love to see you hang a cow on a 700xh, 6470H, or a 900M. I can assure you will gain new respect on these YFTS.
  425. S

    Recommendations on hooks and ringing/swiveling for chunk fishing for cows?

    Abrasion resistent. Lots of chunkers use J-hooks. Theory is to gut hook them and bleed them out so to shorten the fight. Jeff
  426. S

    Tiburon SST16

    He should change his name to "lowballmule".
  427. S

    Need Help!! Calstar Rail Rod 770/775XXXH

    I respectfully disagree with your statement. A 770xxh will bottom out with 32# of drag. You will be screwed if you hooked a mean one. Get the 770xxxh. You will need that lifting power.
  428. S

    Shimano Talica II vs HX Raptor

    I agreed with most of what you said about the Talicas but the amount of drag advertised and the amount of torque it delivers(even in low gear). I couldn't get more than 20# of drag at strike on my Talica 16 before loosing freespool. A few years ago I fished my Talica 16 with 80# spectra...
  429. S

    Introducing the Don "Big Daddy" Burnside Sinature Series Rail Rods

    Anyone wants to use a 16 size reel for cows should watch this video. That's their testostrone talking, not their brains.
  430. S

    Indy 13 day log 11/14

    Good luck Aaron.
  431. S

    Introducing the Don "Big Daddy" Burnside Sinature Series Rail Rods

    Who makes the blanks? Are the blanks glass or composite? Thanks, Jeff
  432. S

    Shimano Pretty pissed with Shimano customer service right now...

    Take a photo of the damaged area and send it to Shimano to see if it will accept the proof.
  433. S

    Different perspective on wind-ons

    I have read the latest development in making top shots by pre-stretching the mono/fluoro to prevent any creeping. Let me make this very clear on my intention of this thread is by NO means bashing on those who constantly seek a better mouse trap. I just thought I would share my humble opinion...
  434. S

    Mak and SS match up

    Which 16-day are you on? My friends and I will be on the Westcoast Marketing 16-day.
  435. S

    Avet 50 SDS

    Bump for a great reel at a great price.
  436. S

    Truline D-8

    You ever heard "private messaging"? So this is what you do when you are not low balling people?
  437. S

    Truline D-8

    Still available.
  438. S

    Phenix 700 3xh

    Still available. Will be a great rod to pair with the Makaira 16
  439. S

    First 14 Dayer Questions

    As I get "older" comfort is the most important thing for me on my long trips. I bring my own pillow. I bring lots of clothes. I like to change out my clothes daily, and sometimes even more frequent depending on how dirty I get from fish slime. It feels great after a hot shower with clean...
  440. S

    Diamond bars for wahoo??

    Give it a go. You never know. Someone caught a 229#yft on my last 16-day trip jigging a diamond bar. Think outside the box!
  441. S

    up date on the Makaira50SEaII

    You will be fine with the regular 50. I have two of them and did fine with them on my 16-day. I am not so sure if I will convert both of mine to the lowered low gear. Good luck on your trip. Jeff
  442. S

    On our way home... Intrepid 15 day

    Excellent! Glad everyone onboard is fine. Jeff
  443. S

    Celebrating Independence...

    Now that would just make too much common sense!
  444. S

    Celebrating Independence...

    Like I said, it was a short trip and most of us just tolerated it. I told one particular individual who was making most of the noise at night. He apologized and did it again the next evening. I don't know how much it will help even if the captain gets involved. One of those guys was drunk...
  445. S

    Celebrating Independence...

    Guys, it was pretty much a no win situation. The deckhands as well as a few passengers told them to be quiet. It was like in one ear and out the other with these drunks. It was not pleasant, but it was a short trip. I would definitely make more out of it if it was like a 16-day. Like Rodless...
  446. S

    Celebrating Independence...

    I respectfully disagree with you. Having a good time and letting out steam is one thing, being loud and obnoxious to the crew and other passengers and keeping other passengers up all night is something different.
  447. S

    Slippery Ramp at Point Loma Landing

    That is an unfortunate situation. What we do not know however is whether or not the swings are up to the current safety standard. If they were, then the law suits would have been frivolous, and I don't blame the city to do what it did to protect itself. Better yet, the court has to apply...
  448. S

    Slippery Ramp at Point Loma Landing

    Well, I agreed with you as well on inherent risks on things we do. But in this situation Point Loma landing has the opportunity to do something to IMPROVE the safety for its customers, like providing a power push cart like the other two landings. It is the "safety standard" that will be...
  449. S

    Slippery Ramp at Point Loma Landing

    This is suddenly an issue because the said author felt and damaged his knee and shin. He has been doing LR for over 10 years. Sometimes, we are not aware nor care of a particular unsafe situation until it happens to you. The said author simply wanted to point out the potential safety issue...
  450. S

    Slippery Ramp at Point Loma Landing

    Great attitude! I see you live in Castro Valley. I am here in Alameda. It is a small world.
  451. S

    Slippery Ramp at Point Loma Landing

    How is the crew going to help push cart filled with fish up the ramp? They are busy unloading fish from the holds. IMHO those signs are there to cover the landing's 6.
  452. S

    Slippery Ramp at Point Loma Landing

    That explains it clearly!
  453. S

    Slippery Ramp at Point Loma Landing

    He is not the only one on the boat with fish.
  454. S

    Slippery Ramp at Point Loma Landing

    This is all funny shit until someone is seriouly hurt. I personally has witnessed people slipping on that ramp. The landing definitely needs to change the safety standard.
  455. S

    Trinidad 40

    Sold. Thank you David.
  456. S

    Scenario: 8 day trip. Boat limits our on YT and Tuna by 3rd day . what happens next?

    Come on Jeff, you know that will never happen. Been in that situation many times. Came home one to one and a half day earlier. Never got a refund. It is a one way street.
  457. S

    Trinidad 40

    SOLD -pending funds
  458. S

    Truline D-8

    yeah, 40-50#
  459. S

    Truline D-8

    I am not sure as this was given to me by a friend who has since passed. All I can tell you was I used a size 12/14? tip. The marking "D8" was still visible from the butt end.
  460. S

    Truline D-8

    still available
  461. S

    Indy 7/27-8/03 7-day

    Any BDers going beside me, Harddrive, and Rodless?
  462. S

    Intrepid 7 Day - 1/2 Off - Leaves this Saturday, July 27th

    Great deal. Hope someone can take advantage of it. Do you automatically require 15% tips for the crew on your charter?
  463. S

    So what's working for these BFT?

    He is harmless....
  464. S

    WTB: Shimano Trinidad

    Check this out: http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/rods-reels/502860-trinidad-40-a.html
  465. S

    OK, I Think I am Going To Need A Plan "B"

    Jim: The issue I see with the Avet 30w is what you are using it for. Yes. on the chunk you will not let a lot of line out. The problem is your chance of hooking a big fish is very high. Then you will be seriously putting the drag to its limit. Yes, you can get 34# of drag at strike, and...
  466. S

    OK, I Think I am Going To Need A Plan "B"

    I am not sure if you want to use an Avet 30w for fishing chunk and skippies. It is a capacity, drag, and gearing issue.
  467. S

    Truline D-8

    sent you a pm
  468. S

    Trinidad 40

    Used Trinidad 40 in excellent shape. Has brand new Cabotex drag washers installed. Has box, paper, and tool. Few cosmetic blemishes. $310 Shipping will be on buyer. I will be in Los Angeles on July 26 after 10:00am I will be in San Diego on the morning of July 27 at Point Loma for a 7-day...
  469. S

    Which Makira

    Sometimes you will have to use a lighter setup to get bit. However, talk to anyone who has caught a cow using smaller reels like the 16vsx, and an Raptor HWX, they will tell you they wished they had larger reels. The fact is one can get the job done, but with lots of skills and LUCK fishing...
  470. S

    Lets see the trips you booked for the 2013-2014

    7-day in July 2013 on the Indy / WestCoast Marketing Charter 16-day in March 2014 on the Indy / WesCoast Marketing Charter
  471. S

    Truline D-8

    Newly wrapped Truline D-8, 7'5" long Fuji Hardloy Turbo guides. 10 Guides and tip top. Cork tape handle. 3M-cold shrink section over a two pieces of metal over the cork tape for reel seat area. Turk head/matching purple/black No shipping. Pick up welcome. I am located in the San Francisco...
  472. S

    Kite Rod Blank Recommendations?

    It is all personal choices. Just like a rail rod. Some likes the 6'6", some likes the 7'. Calstar recently came out with 7'6". I personally use an old school all glass Calstar 6465xxh as my kite rod, which is 6'6" in length. Plenty of backbone and very forgiving and has been thoroughly...
  473. S

    Rail Rods...which one?

    Bottom line is you will get used to what you have. All those rods mentioned are all good. They will all get the job done.
  474. S

    That guy!

    Let me get this, the boat gets a full fair for an additional person and everyone only gets A T-Shirt? Hell NO!
  475. S

    Rail Rods...which one?

    Jim: You will now need to change your handle to Rod-O-Plenty!
  476. S

    Rod Maintenance

    I am not an accomplished rod builder like you. I have refinished quite a few rods and have used either denatured alcohol or acetone in the past to clean up whatever is on the surface. I never had any issue with any new finish adhering to the old finish, and no other issues like cracking nor...
  477. S

    Rod Maintenance

    Try so denatured alcohol, it really cleans up the whatever is on the surface of the rod nicely.
  478. S

    Rod Maintenance

    Dawn, warm water and a soft brush. Let dry and your favorite car wax. Remove rollers and a bit of Calgrease.
  479. S

    Okuma Makaira 50IISEa

    I specifically asked someone at the Okuma booth during the Fred Hall show if the new 50 would have a 1:1 gear. I was told no. That was when I purchased two Makaira 50s. I really hope Okuma will come out with a retro-fit kit for the 50 like they did for the 20 and 30.
  480. S

    Intrepid Loftus Martin Short Report

    Good for you to have the RIGHT attitude! Jeff
  481. S

    Shimano Capacity on the Tranx PG

    Well, it was my line counter that was the issue. It was under counting the amount of line. It was undercounting almost half of what it should be. The strange thing is when the line counter rolls on a spool of line it will under count. However, when I roll the wheel of the line counter along...
  482. S

    Shimano Capacity on the Tranx PG

    The reel came with the whole package, box and paper. I seriously doubt it is a knock off. There is no way in hell the Tranx will fit more line than what I put on. Going to talk to Shimano on Tuesday. Has not try casting it yet. I tried Harddrive's HG on our last trip and it cast ok.
  483. S

    Value on a few Truline blanks

    I have a D8 blank I believe it was wrapped at one point and cleanly stripped. It was cut to 7' 4.5" Also I have an unknown 11.5' turline which was also wrapped at one point and was cleanly stripped. Any inputs would be appreciated
  484. S

    Value on a few truline blanks

    I have a D8 blank I believe it was wrapped at one point and cleanly stripped. Also I have an unknown 11.5' turline which was also wrapped at one point and was cleanly stripped. Any inputs would be appreciated JL
  485. S

    Shimano Capacity on the Tranx PG

    His line meter is broken
  486. S

    SKB (how to)

    Here is what I did. I use ABS pipe that is raised.
  487. S

    Shimano Capacity on the Tranx PG

    Shimano claims that the Tranx will hold 420yds of 50# Power Pro. Well, I just spooled my Tranx with Power Pro 50# line. I only got around 180 yds. I packed it as tight as I could on the winder and filled it to the brim. No where what Shimano claims. What gives? Jeff
  488. S

    What rod would you pair with a Tranx for surface iron?

    Jamie: Thank you for the in-depth advise on my question. I am going to see how the Tranx feels with my 900H, BTG690, and an old Connoly(spelling?). If I don't like those options I will take a look at the Phenix. Since I wrap my own rods I will be able to make it happen pretty fast. Want to...
  489. S

    What rod would you pair with a Tranx for surface iron?

    Not until the end of July. 7-day on the Indy. Thinking of putting on my 900H Cal star.
  490. S

    What rod would you pair with a Tranx for surface iron?

    For those who have a Tranx which rod do you pair it with for sruface iron?
  491. S

    line winder for reels

    I got this one from Rick Ozaki whom I fish with on his charter. Great winder as it has its own brake. Even tension and works great. Pro Power Winder | Fishing Reel Line Winder. Pro Power Winder ? Fishing Reel Line Winder
  492. S

    15-day arsenal for late May trip...

    Just bring what you think will work for you. Really does not matter what everyone else thinks.
  493. S

    15-day arsenal for late May trip...

    I didn't think a 30# rig was necessary until I saw this individual was catching wahoos left and right with it. He straight tied mono to a small hook and use bait for the wahoos. This was when the bite was dead. He was the only one catching fish while the rest of us were just watching and wishing.
  494. S

    Excel May 25th 15-day trip roll-call

    Good luck to you Jeff. Jeff
  495. S

    Excel gets a Rail Dawg special

    Who built them?
  496. S

    Excel gets a Rail Dawg special

    Who manfactures the blank?
  497. S

    shogun/accu 15 day

    Thank you for sharing the wonderful pictures of your trip. Glad to see the Shogun back in business again.
  498. S

    Help Us Name a New Rod Series!

    The "Lancer" series.
  499. S

    Off We Go... Excel 17-day

    ??????:confused:
  500. S

    Wahoo Reel

    TN40N, Torium 20. IMHO much more torque than the Accurates.
  501. S

    PL 68

    The individual who won the jackpot during the recnet 16-day trip was using a diamond bar. YFT 220#. Alan is an excellent angler.
  502. S

    Shimano convert tn40 to tn40n

    You will be better of with an aftermarket reel clamp like the Tiburon makes. Both the studs from my 40N sheared off while fighting a YT. Bruce Smith was using my rig when it happened. The diameter of the studs from the TN40N are smaller than the one in the TN20. What was Shimano thinking?
  503. S

    Mirrolures and Rapalas

    1. 5 Rapala Magnum CD-14BM SS MAG in Golden green mackerel $6 each 2. 1 Rapala Magnum CD-14BM SS MAG in Blue Mackerel $6 3. 5 Mirrolure 112MR in Blue Mackerel $6 each 4. 1 Mirrolure 112MR in Green Mackerel $6 5. 1 Mirrolure 113MR in Blue Mackerel $10 6. 1 Rapala Magnum CD-18 BM...
  504. S

    Off We Go... Excel 17-day

    Congratulations on your trip. The 200#yft is just a "number". Looked like you caught lots of QUALITY yfts. I did not get a cow either during my recent trip. But you know what? I was perfectly happy with my catch. As others had pointed out, those mid to high hundred pounders are tougher to...
  505. S

    PL 68

    You really should use a 50 size reel with high gear to jig. Having said that, there was an individual on our trip who turned the handle slowly and he got two nice cows in two mornings. But his reel was at least a 50. Jeff
  506. S

    Tuna night bite

    The day time bites had been off. Got to try different ways to catch tunas.
  507. S

    Off We Go... Excel 17-day

    Keep at it Jim, you turn will come. Jeff
  508. S

    Off We Go... Excel 17-day

    The current was ripping in one night and 16oz was used. The next night you could get away with 10-12oz. Jeff
  509. S

    indy. 16 dayer - on water report.

    The best part of this trip was getting to see friends that I have fished with over the years, and made some new friends. Fishing was definitely different from previous years. Caught only one tuna with sardine. I caught more wahoos on sardines than on jigs. Caught YFTs on kite, man-bait...
  510. S

    Indy questions

    Damn, I had problem getting my roommate to shower daily!:rofl:
  511. S

    indy. 16 dayer - on water report.

    Well unlike the night before where there were only about 5-6 of us fishing the sinker rig/puffer fish, last night everyone on the boat decided to do the same. It was the most horrific tangles and cut-offs I have every seen. I got one fish and went back to bed. It was almost like the whole...
  512. S

    indy. 16 dayer - on water report.

    Some of us got up around 1:00am and fished for tunas using puffer fish. The biggest challenge is NOT to be in a tangle once you are bit. Most of the fish were in the low hundreds, but quite a few low 200# were caught. The puffer fish rig consists of a 10-16oz sinker tie to the line with a...
  513. S

    indy. 16 dayer - on water report.

    A few fish were caught on a ballon, but the condition was not ideal.
  514. S

    That Guy

    "That guy" only has to wait 3 more days!:D
  515. S

    Comment on Okuma Customer Service

    I too have received excellent customer serivce from Okuma. Because Okuma listens and produces a good product I now have 8 Makairas and counting on getting more to replace my other "more expensive" reels. Keep up the good work..... Jeff
  516. S

    Sabre Grafast

    sent you a pm
  517. S

    Ho Made Raiders

    Half the fun is preparing for the tirp. Whether making lures, painting lures, improving tackles, it is all part of the fun. Screw the hater and be proud of what you are doing. Good luck on your trip. Jeff
  518. S

    Shimano convert tn40 to tn40n

    Got that information from Steve. He is the one you should thank. Jeff
  519. S

    Shimano convert tn40 to tn40n

    I purchased these two parts from Shimano: TGT0753 and TGT0754. One is the frame, and the other is the spool. It came to $150 plus tax and shipping. The left side bearing and the click gear assembly came with the new 40N spool. Jeff
  520. S

    Shimano convert tn40 to tn40n

    Just did the conversion. All I did was switched out the frame and the spool. Worked great.
  521. S

    okuma makaira 15

    pmed you I will take the reel
  522. S

    That Guy

    Stop worrying about "that guy" and just go fishing.:D
  523. S

    MAKAIRA 20

    2. A used Makaira 20. This reel was sent to Okuma last Summer for the upgrades. Essentially this reel now has the same features as the newer 20SEa. The upgrades were open bearings, lower low gears, larger handle and a longer arm. The reel is pack with JB 130# hollow spectra. Has box, tool...
  524. S

    Accurate

    1. Accurate B-270M - Basically a new reel that was spooled with 65# yellow Tufline XP spectra with a short 30# topshot. Has box, paper and pouch. $250 Firm Shipping is on the seller. I will be in the LA area on the 30th and in the San Diego Area on the 31st for my 16-day trip. I can...
  525. S

    Mak 20 or 30

    I am actually more comfortable with the 30se as I can palm the spool easier. It comes down to personal choice. Can't go wrong with either one.
  526. S

    Mak 20 or 30

    I like the 30se much better. Easier for me to palm the spool, and yes more capacity. In fact I have two 30ses and a 20. I am not bringing my 20 for my 16-day.
  527. S

    Westcoast Marketing 16-Day

    Thanks, Jeff.
  528. S

    Clarion starting to produce again

    One more (long) wk.......
  529. S

    Westcoast Marketing 16-Day

    Those "pink carps" were probably the farm raised shit. Try a fresh salmon and you will change your mind. Jeff
  530. S

    intruder hooker original

    Did I read it right you are asking $300 for the lure? Wow! I have no idea it is worth that much. Then again, I have no idea on a lot of stuff. Good luck with the sale.
  531. S

    Westcoast Marketing 16-Day

    Thanks guys. It has been a long wait for this trip. This trip used to be in January, but fishing grounds got too crowded. That was the reason for the trip to move to April. Should be good...... Jeff
  532. S

    Westcoast Marketing 16-Day

    Any BDers going on this upcoming 16-Day on board the Indy? 12 days and counting.:D
  533. S

    Spooling up my new reel

    Get another setup/
  534. S

    Spooling up my new reel

    Got this from Rick Ozaki. Great machine. http://www.propowerwinder.com
  535. S

    Spooling up my new reel

    X2
  536. S

    Fishing reels on a plane

    Just got back from flying in and out of LAX. No problem with the reels(with line) that I bought along. However, the TSA agents at Oakland Airport did have a field day on the Catchy Magnum trolling lure in my carry on luggage. And the lure was not rigged with any hooks! They were all...
  537. S

    Shimano Introduces the New Stella SW - Caption Contest Ending March 11th, 2013

    Tough and smooth, just like me!
  538. S

    For those who use 30 size or smaller reels for cow....

    Damn, woke up on the wrong side? A lot of assumtions you made on someone you don't even know. Way to make friends, or enemies.
  539. S

    Spooling up my new reel

    I personally witnessed a 50w almost got spooled twice by one fish. The angler is experienced. Turned out to be a 328#. You never know.
  540. S

    Cow Hunters - MK 30SE or MK 50W

    Get the 50 if you can. I have yet to hear from any fisherman wishes he has a 30 size reel when hooked up to a big one. Set the ego aside and get the right tool for the job.
  541. S

    Spooling up my new reel

    I got about 640yds of JB 130 hollow on my 30se with room for a short topshot.
  542. S

    Penn International 50TW/2-sp, modified

    Used but in excellent condition Penn International 50TW that was converted to a 2-speed by Cal and was at one time blueprinted by Cofe. The reel is loaded with 200#TuflineXP solid yellow spectra connected by about 30yds of new white Jerry Brown hollow 200# spectra. A new 130# topshot(loop to...
  543. S

    Fishing reels on a plane

    Thank you for the replies. I will be carrying reels only domestically. I found the TSA website and it actually encourages you to pack expensive reels in your carry-on.
  544. S

    Fishing reels on a plane

    Anyone knows if a fishing reel can be carried on a plane?
  545. S

    First LR trip - Indy 6/9-6/15

    It had nothing to do with patience. Granted my gear of choice was not "ideal":hali_parkutuli:. It was a talica 16 / 770H rod with 100# SSU. It was a pick bite and I paid the price for using the inappropriate gear. The fish was only about a buck 30-40. But it was a devil fish. Will not make...
  546. S

    First LR trip - Indy 6/9-6/15

    Jeff is intense, but if you do everything you could and something happens he won't yell at you. I was on a devil tuna last year and I got the fish close to the boat and it was barely out of the reach of a gaff. I buttoned down the drag, palming the spool with the rod doubled over and just...
  547. S

    First LR trip - Indy 6/9-6/15

    You will love the Indy. It is a big boat, nice ride, good food, and great crew. Hopefully, albacore will be around. Mostly offshore looking for bluefins, albacore, and yellowfins. Also yellowtails along the coast. Mostly 25-40# outfits. Jeff
  548. S

    Can it be done?!?!?!?

    Got all the YTs you wanted during my last 7-day trip on the Excel. The YTs were in 20-25# range and they were biting well on bait. Send a bait out and instant hit for about 2 hours. I am sure artificals will work as well. The key here is if you want fish you need to adapt to the condition.
  549. S

    We have lost a friend

    My condolences to you and his family. It is never easy to loose someone. RIP.....
  550. S

    Harness Plugs

    Mike: Got the harness plugs today. Thank you for the continuous excellent support. Jeff
  551. S

    Trips you have booked for the 2013-2014 season

    99.9% yes. Should join us. Jeff
  552. S

    Trips you have booked for the 2013-2014 season

    16-day on the Indy 4/2013 7-day on the Indy 7/2013 16-day on the Indy 4/2014
  553. S

    Harness Plugs

    Did not get your pm. Jeff
  554. S

    Harness Plugs

    Left a few messages and never got a call back. I will try again today. Jeff
  555. S

    Harness Plugs

    I need a set of harness plugs for my Makaira10. Tried to contact Okuma and no response. Any idea of how to get a hold of someone in Okuma? Jeff
  556. S

    Going Long...Which Boat, Which Trip

    The 16-day on the Indy only takes 24 anglers. Plenty of room to fish. It really makes a difference riding a big boat in bad weather.
  557. S

    Mak 20 or 30 for cows

    The internals are the same between the 20 and the 30. I have two 30ses and one 20. I like both, but I like the 30 better.
  558. S

    Xtra Tuff Boots (Made in the USA)

    I have two pairs of used but in excellent condition Xtra Tuff Boots. One is size 8, and the other is size 7. Made in the USA. $40 each. SOLD I will be in the Fred Hall Show on the 19th. I will also be at Point Loma landing on the 31st of March(pm) Pick up welcome. I am in the San...
  559. S

    Going Long...Which Boat, Which Trip

    Over the years I have ridden almost all the boats. On 10 day plus trips I like to ride on a larger boat. I have been on the Indy for the last 4 yrs on my 16-day trip. Personally I like the comfort of a larger boat.
  560. S

    what makaira do you have, and hows it rigged.

    Makaira 50 - 770xxxh 130# spectra and 100/130/150 topshot Makaira 30se - Phenix 700x4H 130# spectra /100/130 topshot Makaira 30se - Phenix 700x4H 130# spectra 100/130 topshot Makaira 20 - 770xxh 130# spectra 100/130 topshot Makaira 15 - 700H 65# spectra 40/50 topshot Makaira 10 - 700M 65#...
  561. S

    FIRST 15 DAY TRIP

    another xxxxh rod would be nice
  562. S

    300+

    Thank you for all the well wishes. I think we all are going to have a great time. 45 more days and counting!
  563. S

    300+

    Min: Actually you had a chance two years ago when you couldn't make the trip. During the trip, the individual that was up for the kite rotation was hooked up and the next person in line was called up. That was Phil Nishida. He took Min's spot on the tirp. Well, within minutes Phil hooked...
  564. S

    300+

    Maybe, but from the look of you face after fighting that barely 200# kite fish last year you may want to start working out. You had that "my ass was handed to me on a plate" look.... just saying.......:rofl::rofl:
  565. S

    300+

    Thanks, Dave. You are not old. I've seen you pull on those fish. You will be fine. Jeff
  566. S

    300+

    Hello Paul: I would love to test that Tiburon 50 on a 300#er. I understand you were on Rick's charter last April. Good group of guys. Best of luck to you. Jeff
  567. S

    300+

    Indy 16-day 4/1-4/17 I understand you and Lou are on in May?
  568. S

    300+

    Seems there are more 300+#s caught this season. Let's hope they keep growing for the next 46 days. :hali_olutta:
  569. S

    Tiburon SST20

    Actually, someone is buying it, see reply #6. You can not assume the reason why people are selling. Either way it is NONE of your business. Anyway you kept devaluing what people are trying to sell. How far has that gotten you? Apparently, I am not the only one on this board thinks you are...
  570. S

    Tiburon SST20

    You are really a piece of work! When are you going to learn that keep lowballing people will get you NOWHERE! All you are doing is keep make a total ASS out of yourself. This is a for sale/buy board, NOT a give-away board.
  571. S

    Cow reel service

    Anytime! Jeff
  572. S

    Cow reel service

    Ouch!:rofl::rofl::rofl:
  573. S

    Cow reel service

    I know you were asking who to send the reels in for service. How about learn how to service the reels yourself? It is very rewarding to be self sufficient. Just a thought. Jeff
  574. S

    Splicing question. Topshots

    I would use the 100# hollow instead of the 130# hollow. Jeff
  575. S

    Fred Hall Long Beach Show

    Isn't that the truth!
  576. S

    JIGNPOP 9/15 days trip on the Excel is around the corner

    Kil: Just wondering how some of the East Coast fisherman feel about the way the YFTs fought here compare to the bigger bluefin tunas in the East Coast? Jeff
  577. S

    OLD GUYS AND LONG RANGE FISHING

    motrin, motrin, and more motrin
  578. S

    Phenix 700 3xh

    Phenix Hybrid 700 3XH. It was taken on one 16-day trip last year. Did not use. It is acid wrapped with 8 Fuji Silicon Nitrite CHBNG guides (25,20,16,16,16,12,12,12), and a Fuji Silicon Nitrite Tiptop. Reel seat is Aftco Silver. Rear grip is black hypalon 13.75"(15 7/8" from the bottom of the...
  579. S

    JIGNPOP 9/15 days trip on the Excel is around the corner

    150-160 in 15 minutes is impressive!
  580. S

    Credit card surcharge for LR trips?

    As others have pointed out, there are advantages of using a credit card to pay for a LR trip. Security, and additional benefits of rewards from certain cards. You can't assume just because someone is using a credit card that person can't afford a LR trip. Lots of people use credit card for...
  581. S

    JIGNPOP 9/15 days trip on the Excel is around the corner

    Won't be long before that rod will be history the way it is rubbing against the rail. Looks like it is a boat rod. You have to say the angler was maximizing leverage to his advantage.
  582. S

    Xtra tufs made in china

    GREED
  583. S

    Xtra tufs made in china

    I gave up on them a long time ago. They hurt my feet. I have since moved to the Shimano. Recently got a pr. of the Lacross and will be trying them out in a few months.
  584. S

    ATD 50

    Good seller/buyer "+1".........Lowballer "0" Happy endings for all except for the "lowballer"
  585. S

    Rods and Reel for sale

    Calstar - SOLD TLD 20 - SALE PENDING
  586. S

    Calstar 770XXH

    Calstar 770xxh. I loaned this rod to someone local for his 16-day trip a few months ago. It is wrapped with 8 Fuji Silicon Nitrite BHBNG guides (25,20,16,16,16,12,12,12), and a Fuji Silicon Nitrite Tiptop. Reel seat is Pacbay black in color. Rear grip is black hypalon 13 5/8"(15 7/8" from the...
  587. S

    15 day Excel/JigNpop.. Let the Adventure Begin

    So many things to try and so little $$ and time.:hali_parkutuli::hali_parkutuli:
  588. S

    Rods and Reel for sale

    1. Shimano TLD20 with the works from Tiburon. It has the Tiburon topless frame, T-bar handle, and larger drag plate. Reel is in excellent condition. Loaded with 100 /80? # TuflineXP solid yellow spectra. $250 SOLD 2. Phenix Hybrid 700 3XH. It was taken on one 16-day trip last year. Did...
  589. S

    Phoenix Rods ?

    That what I was trying to tell my friends. I built a 3x and a few 4x's last year and I think I will leave the 3x at home on my up coming 16-day. I think the Calstar 770xxh has more backbone than the Phenix 7003xh. Jeff
  590. S

    Seeker Rail Boss

    I thought I read somewhere the railboss rods are even heavier than the super seekers. Not too surprising as these are all "glass" rods right? If that is the case, then these rods may not be the super seekers.
  591. S

    Seeker Rail Boss

    How do these "rail boss" blanks compare to the Calstar's old school 6465xxh?
  592. S

    Xtra tufs made in china

    You are correct on your statement. Still it will not change my purchase habits. Bottom line is best quality I can afford, no matter where the product is made.
  593. S

    ATD 50

    "Mister", you are a :finger: tool!
  594. S

    Xtra tufs made in china

    All this bitching and moaning about stuff made in China are junk. Anyone ever thinks about WHY US manufactures are going to China? Well, one word.... "GREED" Personally, I really do not give a shit where products are made. As long as the quality and the price suit me. Like it or not, that...
  595. S

    ATD 50

    Yeah right!
  596. S

    ATD 50

    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
  597. S

    ATD 50

    Damn! that reel is worth more than that. You can get $500 all day long on ebay. This buy/sell board is turning into a goodwill store.
  598. S

    Catchy Tackle Trolling lures / wahoo / tuna / marlin

    Lou: You can't reason with someone who is not reasonable. Sent you a pm.
  599. S

    Catchy Tackle Trolling lures / wahoo / tuna / marlin

    First, your assessment of a fair price is NOT acceptable to me. Second, being in Northern California has nothing to do with how I would price on what I am selling. What make you think I don't use those lures elsewhere? All I can say is good luck finding three of these rigged lures for $50...
  600. S

    Accurate 30T vs. Okuma MAK20IISEA

    Accurate has very good consistant drag. Set it once and you are done. I used to have a full line of ATDs and the Bosses. I have since sold them all. The biggest reason is when the Accurate reels work they are the bomb. The problem is half the time they have issues. I maintainmy own reels and had...
  601. S

    Catchy Tackle Trolling lures / wahoo / tuna / marlin

    Ha Ha! You are getting the pink one. It is free!:rofl:
  602. S

    Catchy Tackle Trolling lures / wahoo / tuna / marlin

    Base on what you said you don't need them regardless how much I am selling them for.
  603. S

    Accurate 30T vs. Okuma MAK20IISEA

    30 topless
  604. S

    Catchy Tackle Trolling lures / wahoo / tuna / marlin

    Would you like it gift wrapped too?:rofl:
  605. S

    Catchy Magnum Spinners

    I think mine are 10/0 -11/0
  606. S

    Custom Calstar 6465XXH

    bump for an old school ass kicking cow rod and a good price Jeff
  607. S

    Calstar 700h

    Will be painful.
  608. S

    Feedback on Lacrosse Boots

    After all the positive reviews I too purchased a pair. Just received them and put it on for a while. They are a little heavier than the Shimano's, but they are very comfortable. I will test them out during my up coming 16-day in April. Got them when they were 25% off. Very happy with the...
  609. S

    Reel Vs Bike

    Tell me about it. Wife just got a mountain bike and it cost 3.5K.> She told me that was just an "OK" bike. I nearly shit in my pants. I asked where was the motor? What am I going to say as my fishing trips are costly as well. A happy wife is priceless!
  610. S

    Chewed or chafed?

    That's the right attitude! Merry Christmas!
  611. S

    Catchy Tackle Trolling lures / wahoo / tuna / marlin

    Big Game, Very Big Game - Marlin, BIG Wahoo... The biggest Catchy's offer a unique spinner design, they also offer an excellent premium skirt material too. These big game spinner blade lures feature Newell Skirts, a heavier material for longer lived use when inhaled and chomped by the big...