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  1. Bill W

    knots v. crimps in 100/130

    Not really. Squeezing the line to deformation when crimping and pulling in a straight line causes more heat than a knot can do. You are actually heating the line by the crimp. You test to destruction and you have noted crotch breaks. I have never seen a crotch break on a knot.
  2. Bill W

    knots v. crimps in 100/130

    Common crimp connection fail is a crotch break I see on Wicked Tuna.
  3. Bill W

    But Steve…. The OP laid out a really nice price graph and everything.

    But Steve…. The OP laid out a really nice price graph and everything.
  4. Bill W

    Fuel surcharges

    Well… Keystone has low grade crude. But a new pipeline with modern infrastructure including hack protection. A pipeline company that is connected to the internet, completely out of date. Curious how crazy Trump would have reacted. In reality the oil pipeline will pass the hit to it’s customers...
  5. Bill W

    Trolling planers for bluefin?

    Dedicated downrigger with release clip. Wicked Tuna Outer Banks setup. Hard to work with multiple trollers but will work on a private boat. Tuna look up when they hunt and you can keep that in mind when you set the depth of the planer to metered fish.
  6. Bill W

    Is the Madmac new?

    Gotcha Mike... Just get bored with the same toys. Maybe try a Magtrac next.
  7. Bill W

    Roller guides and braid, your thoughts?

    I use roller tips on all my tuna rods, so far no issues.
  8. Bill W

    Tooth Proof

    Just a curiosity cause I have not seen it done. Wondered if you can use a small ss chafing spring on single strand?
  9. Bill W

    Spectra?

    But a haywire twist is older than me Steve. Do not crimp single strand. Single strand will wear out after a while of trolling. IMO.
  10. Bill W

    Spectra?

    Personally I like to observe before I commit. If I see someone do it might ask if they had any issues. So far good for me. But my pain threshold on lure loss/fish loss is not the same as you Steve. If it works to get bit that is…
  11. Bill W

    Scam website?

    Do not even think of giving any money to that ad.
  12. Bill W

    Maybe what is most important is how well you set the FG. That is when you get the number of...

    Maybe what is most important is how well you set the FG. That is when you get the number of wraps decided.
  13. Bill W

    FG newbie

    One way to perfect the FG is to wrap a certain number of turns on one and wrap another with plus or minus one wrap. For thick leader like 130# 8 turns works for me. But for 80# leader 10 wraps. Given the leader diameter gets smaller and with 65# maybe 12 wraps might work for the smaller stuff...
  14. Bill W

    Spectra?

    Good bunch of guys on that trip. June Heat has not gone last 2 years. The last time I went my cataracts were so bad I could not see the balloon for the kite. I see you went on Independence, good for you. Thinking I might get my gear ready so I can jump on another long trip. I think I will enjoy...
  15. Bill W

    16 day Indy report

    Everything but the raw fish!!!
  16. Bill W

    Sounds like the Madscad.

    Sounds like the Madscad.
  17. Bill W

    Dorado are notorious for throwing jigs when airborne. Some boats prefer you do not fish jigs for...

    Dorado are notorious for throwing jigs when airborne. Some boats prefer you do not fish jigs for dorado.
  18. Bill W

    Is the Madmac new?

    I saw this on Nomad’s sale announcement. Curious if any one has used one yet… https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/20-off-all-nomad-lures-madmac-dtx-minnow-madscad-and-riptide.741530/
  19. Bill W

    I have rod racks for long rods that work on top deck wood rails. Unfortunately the Intrepid does...

    I have rod racks for long rods that work on top deck wood rails. Unfortunately the Intrepid does not have wood rails on top deck.
  20. Bill W

    Inshore What in the actual Fuck

    Beautiful catch. If it was not put on the market my guess is you will be sick of thresher in no time.
  21. Bill W

    Too old school?

    Wahoo troll…
  22. Bill W

    Fluoro loops

    Seen many home made serves fail. Surprising that a long insert can give way. Like a inch worm it transfers from one end over to the other with off and on pressure. Then the part that slides in the unserved end can damage the spectra or pop out there on a single wall. Yes… do what works. (Until...
  23. Bill W

    Fluoro loops

    But that makes the FG knot sellable to one who can make a leader in 2 minutes. Used to do a nail/nub knot on the boat. The FG is a lot less complicated. In a knot failure test the hook connection most likely will loose. In a hook connection and line gets chewed off, usually the line gets chewed...
  24. Bill W

    Catalina fisherman vs male karen

    Most likely a deckhand on his day off. Revenge for living with the morons he sees daily. He knew the limit size.
  25. Bill W

    The BEST thing you spent money on fishing

    Cataract surgery.
  26. Bill W

    What did you waste the most money on...tackle wise?

    Buying a lure that costs a lot to stick in your box. Not to use it but to show to others. Comes to mind is bait wrapped jigs.
  27. Bill W

    Old photo. Anybody fish out of here?

    Ed Comfort and at that time was thinking Linda Comfort (not married) ran a boat there. Every Thursday Jack Verner and myself went on the all day boat. I think it was the Island Fox? The Gentleman was the half day boat. Good rock cod fishing. Ed and Linda had a pet otter that was a real kick...
  28. Bill W

    Can not take a joke... take your pill.

    Can not take a joke... take your pill.
  29. Bill W

    Vaccinations on sport boats?

    Well... There were these two guys on the beach trolling for girls in their speedos. One guy was not getting the same results as the other guy, so the other guy suggested he go to the market and buy a potato and put it in. So the guy went in the store and bought a big russet. Walking back to his...
  30. Bill W

    Maybe he put the potato in backwards?

    Maybe he put the potato in backwards?
  31. Bill W

    Vaccinations on sport boats?

    Simple question with a BD answer. Always a BD answer...
  32. Bill W

    Jinxed Fishing

    A bad zinc and bad electrical.
  33. Bill W

    Vaccinations on sport boats?

    I will flash my vaccine card to anyone who asks. What they do with that info is pretty much their business.
  34. Bill W

    I know dude, that is why I said the age to make travel. But thanks for your input.

    I know dude, that is why I said the age to make travel. But thanks for your input.
  35. Bill W

    Halco 220 Max

    The 220 Max has Mustad singles
  36. Bill W

    Heroes?

    Within the instructions given and the evidence like the autopsy report and the video and the eyewitness report and the audio that a cop asked Derick “should we put him in the recovery position?” Absolutely agree with the verdict. Murder .
  37. Bill W

    Full moon Effects on Blue fin

    What caught my eye is when fish times line up to early morning light.
  38. Bill W

    Halco 220 Max

    Wish it did not have split rings. They can cut into the solid connections over time.
  39. Bill W

    BFT effects on the long term fishery...

    I have not targeted BFT personally and prefer to go long for YFT. Guess I would kill one if that is the target fish of the day. Happy for those that made a quest and successfully brought one to gaff. Money was the driving force in my day and any rumor of bluefin had the purse seiners on the...
  40. Bill W

    Heroes?

    One officer asked should we put him in the recovery position. They were trained...
  41. Bill W

    Vaccine, easier than I thought...

    You can still catch and transmit Covid. But it will not kill you. The all clear will be when heard immunity is declared. Everybody gets flu shots every year but over 35 thousand die in the US every year of the flu.
  42. Bill W

    Vaccine, easier than I thought...

    2nd Moderna 2 weeks ago... couple of days of feeling drained of energy. Worth it. Ready for life now.
  43. Bill W

    Halco 220 Max

    Wondered how this lure fishes? I saw a issue with the split ring wearing into a welded solid ring due to troll vibration, maybe not the best lure modification. Curious if this is a go to trolling lure?
  44. Bill W

    Sabre E Glass

    Not the original California Tackle Sabre. After the name was sold...
  45. Bill W

    Full moon Effects on Blue fin

    Sounds like the 12# test models and #6 or #8 hook and pinhead chovie.
  46. Bill W

    Indications of Intruders

    The wahoo will have to wait, or maybe they are tired of waiting to die on a Intruder hook and just die on another hook.
  47. Bill W

    Where is the first string Sport fishing boat ? It was spotted at Ensenada Mexico marina. Can Ask Sergio sport fishing in Ensenada for a update .

    Russ had the Indian built. My dad and myself was on the first charter for a Catalina trip. Early in the morning fog was woke up to a big crash bang. We ran into the east end rock quarry below Avalon. We were up on the rocks and Russ said he has been fishing this island for 30 years and never had...
  48. Bill W

    LR rock cod methods

    Personally like it... it is always nice to see what comes up.
  49. Bill W

    LR rock cod methods

    Heavy jig and 1 fly. I welcome a quick drift for galley food.
  50. Bill W

    Inverter suggestion, true sine is it important?

    No genius here but a inverter should have no issue with any of your stated devices. I was a Test Supervisor for SoCal Edison.
  51. Bill W

    Which crimp is better?

    Only way to prove is to purchase a crane scale and test with a pulling device.
  52. Bill W

    More like the Indian blaming his bow...

    More like the Indian blaming his bow...
  53. Bill W

    Butts and foregrips

    The reel seat position rules the whole handle. And while you can play with the distance with the length from butt end to middle spool of reel, for the most part there is a sweet spot for each person. All my deckhand rods and every rod with a reel seat is set with a closed fist at the knuckle to...
  54. Bill W

    Fuck I hate thieves!

    Be thankful the thief just stole the bikes. Imagine confronting them without a weapon.
  55. Bill W

    Nylon stockings run through guides can check for damage guides...

    Nylon stockings run through guides can check for damage guides. https://fishingmag.co.nz/fishing-tips-and-how-to-advice-for-anglers/testing-cracked-broken-fishing-rod-line-guides
  56. Bill W

    How long until the Fluorocarbon will deteriorate?

    Watching Wicked Tuna I see the crew clean the leaders. I think they use rubbing alcohol. Smell fanatics will have a fit... https://www.thehulltruth.com/sportfishing-charters-forum/653608-wicked-tuna-leaders.html Maybe cloudiness is just surface contamination. Try the alcohol wipe...
  57. Bill W

    "Quick stop" for mackerel

    10 days used to stop inside Cedros. Inside Mag Bay when the tuna are on lower banks. Cortez Banks are loaded.
  58. Bill W

    Red rooster. Different type of trips

    Personally would like to try this getaway. Pretty sure the crew would enjoy this trip too. Bring snorkel and fins. Beautiful scenery.
  59. Bill W

    Maybe wrap in aluminum foil too. Date and type on package.

    Maybe wrap in aluminum foil too. Date and type on package.
  60. Bill W

    Yes... Kinda like a 56 Chevy. The sticks now are really much better in every way.

    Yes... Kinda like a 56 Chevy. The sticks now are really much better in every way.
  61. Bill W

    Tested for high Mercury

    Not a tuna eating fan. But love to give it away. Maybe I will be more selective on who I give it away to. Use to give it to my Boss when I was working.
  62. Bill W

    When were Roddy jigs made

    Jerry Morris of Jerry’s Tackle Box long time ago bought up all the Roddy blanks and had them in a warehouse and that burned down. Some cult following Roddy Powermaster and a few jig rods were prized. Sad... And yes they also sold junk too...
  63. Bill W

    SHARK FIGHT

    They love tuna. Part of the game... beat the shark.
  64. Bill W

    Topshot Options

    Seems it works out for me to make a leader on the spot. Sharks in area would lean me to mono top shot and maybe short fluorocarbon. Usually 25’ straight fluorocarbon. Stealth fluorocarbon would be 10-12’ though. (Usually smaller diameter line) You can do fine with your system though. I do not...
  65. Bill W

    Marking off Depth Indicators on Line for Deep Drops

    A colored spectra nail knot?
  66. Bill W

    The Night Before Fishing

    Really liked a few boats that allowed sleeping overnight before the trip. I know that needs a crew member onboard. Seem to remember that in the distant past on some boats.
  67. Bill W

    Reading fish finder for rockfish

    When I worked the 1/2 day boats some skippers would travel over the fish. When the fish mark was the highest the skipper would toss a paper plate. Then the skipper would cross that paper plate at 90 deg. And find the high peak of fish there. This was before GPS but shows an example of wide beam...
  68. Bill W

    Reading fish finder for rockfish

    Great example.... 50/200khz The 50khz on left split screen shows larger fish to the left of pinnacle and on the bottom below the fish mass. The 200khz picks up a little of the fish mass above the pinnacle.
  69. Bill W

    Reading fish finder for rockfish

    Fish arch are when you are moving or the fish is moving in the fish finder spotlight. The less you see on the meter the bigger the fish. Bigger fish are separated from the cloud mass. The quality of the transducer and low frequency works for deep water.
  70. Bill W

    Crimp for 200# Flouro

    I know you can start another thread on this subject but the Wicked Tuna show can spotlight how the big one is lost. Pulled hooks, they use small hooks in relation to the fish caught to get bit. Crotch breaks on crimped lines, heat build up. Bent stainless steel hooks on the heavy line green...
  71. Bill W

    Crimp for 200# Flouro

    The big one has paralyzed many. Rely on your own experience. If it fails find another way. If it works keep your system. I only crimp over 150# personally. I reuse hooks and leaders. I applaud the latest greatest rods but my gear is fine.
  72. Bill W

    Support long range fishing now

    It was at my tie up in Long Beach when I worked on the Seal Beach boats. Got to get a real up close look before the boat went public. Rohr Aircraft Chula Vista. They made several hulls, made 2 of the 105’ class. Made in 1970 http://www.sportfishinghistory.com/index-of-boats-1.html scroll down...
  73. Bill W

    Wish there was ABS tests done instead of just taking the word of the manufacturer what the...

    Wish there was ABS tests done instead of just taking the word of the manufacturer what the breaking strength is.
  74. Bill W

    Now we are going down in to a dark anal canal.

    Now we are going down in to a dark anal canal.
  75. Bill W

    I do too but each his own. Possibly would try that on a Tranx. Max Quatro is lousy on the...

    I do too but each his own. Possibly would try that on a Tranx. Max Quatro is lousy on the fingers, maybe a Tranx there too.
  76. Bill W

    Bloodydecks has a beer- Yellowtail tuna

    What is a yellowtail tuna?
  77. Bill W

    Used to be a RP knot, now a FG knot. Spectra either 60# hollow or 65# solid. FG you can cast...

    Used to be a RP knot, now a FG knot. Spectra either 60# hollow or 65# solid. FG you can cast without a bump.
  78. Bill W

    Not on wahoo. They dog bone the lure with stretch. Spectra helps slip lure to connect.

    Not on wahoo. They dog bone the lure with stretch. Spectra helps slip lure to connect.
  79. Bill W

    Excellent... Got no problem with deadheads without JP.

    Excellent... Got no problem with deadheads without JP.
  80. Bill W

    Communism and Socialism quote

    “Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because the law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the right of the individual” Thomas Jefferson (he...
  81. Bill W

    Communism and Socialism quote

    "There is no difference between communism and socialism, except in the means of achieving the same ultimate end: Communism proposes to enslave men by force, socialism - by vote. It is merely the difference between murder and suicide." Ayn Rand
  82. Bill W

    Hooks with solid ring vs. Loop knot

    It is a drug induced flashback.
  83. Bill W

    Hooks with solid ring vs. Loop knot

    My favorite hook for sardines is a VMC 7360BN (5/0 and 6/0) and big bait Mustad 7691 or 7699 DT (10/0-12/0) Only circle I use is on the kite.
  84. Bill W

    Flying fish scent

    Menhaden oil. https://aquaticnutrition.com/chum-cloud-quart-p-94.html
  85. Bill W

    Flying fish scent

    https://aquaticnutrition.com/chum-cloud-quart-p-94.html
  86. Bill W

    Recipes

    Hawaiian for delicious is ono.
  87. Bill W

    bringing back faded rods

    I am kinda the other way... a well worn warrior rod is one I have pride in. But I am not normal.
  88. Bill W

    Preferred Reel choices for Long Range

    Nothing beats experience. Wish I knew then what I know now. Still think I can lead a fish to gaff better now than ever at 67.
  89. Bill W

    Vacuum Sealer at Costco, anyone heard of this company before?

    By the way.... the box picture does say made in China. Costco stands by so no worries here. Got a problem, Costco has your back. Free and quick shipping.
  90. Bill W

    Vacuum Sealer at Costco, anyone heard of this company before?

    Thanks... Just put the order in for one. It seems this is their only chamber sealer. Fine with me...
  91. Bill W

    Vacuum Sealer at Costco, anyone heard of this company before?

    I like... Two types of vacuum sealers, chamber or external. This type will seal with the juices in the bag. Bags costs a lot less too... Great for ball jars.
  92. Bill W

    Braid color???

    White and splice 20 feet of light blue. Blue sky.
  93. Bill W

    San Diego vs Mission Bay Question

    Lower San Diego bay has a interesting thing in the shallows. Bonefish.
  94. Bill W

    Preferred Reel choices for Long Range

    Fish what you are comfortable with. Until you try something new, that should work for now. Always the latest greatest but the fish do not care about pretty.
  95. Bill W

    Mustad 7699D

    Preferred over 7691 and and the stainless version for large bait.
  96. Bill W

    bringing back faded rods

    It is the coating. I have a rod almost 50 years old that looks brand new. Incredible bright holland thread. The guy that wrapped it worked for Continental Airlines and he used Finch clear Polyurethane aircraft paint. All others I know will cloud or yellow over time.
  97. Bill W

    CP76HP Maleficent

    Pinnacle of custom rod perfection.
  98. Bill W

    Cowcod Photos repsonse from DFG.

    Fillet it, eat it and send it back to the sea.
  99. Bill W

    Study in human nature?

    The two happiest times of a boat owner is when they buy it and then when they sell it.
  100. Bill W

    Steadfast Rod Blanks

    Looks like the ML rating is the same as a Harnell 542.
  101. Bill W

    Newell 533 5.5 with power handle

    I like the power handle addition.
  102. Bill W

    Independence Thanksgiving Classic

    Totally agree... I can count on one hand really useful swag that I really crave. (Except for Accurate swag)
  103. Bill W

    Jig stick set up

    You do not need speed for surface jigs or heavy line. All glass 90j or 690j 30-40# Many reels to choose. Technique bump and crank with tip low with fish on. Much more fun than bait fishing For yellows.
  104. Bill W

    Looking for a Giant cooler or insulated tote

    Too bad you are in a rush. The Grizzly 400 is on my buy list.
  105. Bill W

    Bight Sportfishing may have a new vessel

    Something will happen and it will not be pretty.
  106. Bill W

    Best Sailfish Replica?

    Just saw his work... incredible.
  107. Bill W

    San Diego lockdown

    Just calling out the bullshit.
  108. Bill W

    San Diego lockdown

    One year ago today was the first US death. That does not add up. https://www.khou.com/article/news/local/first-covid-19-death-in-us-announced-one-year-ago-today-since-then-more-than-500000-have-died/503-f1e194e8-28af-4f34-a32f-4cb9d1a22c36...
  109. Bill W

    Current bait

    Or the old Sabre 220.
  110. Bill W

    San Diego lockdown

    At least that is what democrats will claim. The vaccine is independent of politics. Any party that claims a win is not to be trusted. How we got here as far as the world leader of cases was our inability to isolate our country.
  111. Bill W

    San Diego lockdown

    Freedom loving American here, embarrassed Californian.
  112. Bill W

    Royal Star Albacore

    When BET are small the shape do not match what they look like later. The BET widest point is just behind the first dorsal fin. Albacore are widest around the second dorsal fin. The tail notch tells a lot. BET do not have a pronounced tail notch. The eye socket of a BET is shaped with a slight...
  113. Bill W

    Royal Star Albacore

    The tail trailing edge is the first thing I look at and again I see spots. https://www.fishbuoy.com/fish-species/saltwater-sports-fish/albacore-tuna.html
  114. Bill W

    Tackle boxes with rod holders No good!!?

    You had to?
  115. Bill W

    Royal Star Albacore

    I know this will kinda twist this story around but that is not a albacore. That pect fin is not long enough and it has white spots on the belly and the fins have yellow. (Bigeye) This is what a albacore looks like. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albacore
  116. Bill W

    Tackle boxes with rod holders No good!!?

    You can not miss the ocean when you cast. Rods are stationary, people move around. I fear the guy that smack a rod in a rod holder.
  117. Bill W

    fishing tackle shop history.....

    The Bent Rod in Tustin.
  118. Bill W

    Old school wahoo lure

    That is what they look like but not the wahoo model. Maybe good for skipjack.
  119. Bill W

    Old school wahoo lure

    The front does not have a ring when you buy them. Small ring install suggested. You can also do good to upgrade the hook and split ring rear to solid ring from stock. I have a bunch of 600 but still like the 450.
  120. Bill W

    Old school wahoo lure

    The no-eql 4.5 and 6 (in oz.) 450 and 600
  121. Bill W

    My second SD trip

    There are no bad choices. It may come to what boat has the best loaner gear for the target fish.
  122. Bill W

    Broken 90j

    8 foot gaff.
  123. Bill W

    Bickering...

    They are both two French fries short of a Happy Meal.
  124. Bill W

    Max Rod Length on Royal Star

    Rooster was 7’6” and they installed rod butt cups that lifted to 7’. Plus and minus to everything. Would be nice to have a rod holder like the Excel’s over the tackle storage.
  125. Bill W

    Biden and political dissent?

    https://thefederalist.com/2021/02/15/bidens-domestic-war-on-terrorism-may-seek-to-criminalize-political-dissent/
  126. Bill W

    You can only fish for 1 from this list

    Honestly not aware of any issues. They still sell them in those little tin cans right?
  127. Bill W

    You can only fish for 1 from this list

    Albacore... Really good at it. Good price now. Love the hunt.
  128. Bill W

    Flying fish scent

    Watching Wicked Tuna I was thinking those guys could use a helium tank, giant balloons and good old frozen Cali. G Flyers (30 bucks each)
  129. Bill W

    Flying fish scent

    I have caught a few slobs, couple of 300’s too. Going out 50’ on the kite on one and about the same on a small mak. Personally think they are not smart, when they are that big they just need a opportunistic meal. Chunk bait or the boat’s leftover meal. I once asked this question. If smaller tuna...
  130. Bill W

    Flying fish scent

    https://sonichits.com/video/Cheech_&_Chong/Cheech_and_Chong_-_Dog_Shit
  131. Bill W

    New sportboats coming soon?

    I would part out that baby. All the electronics and the Seakeeper. The rest would be a nice oil platform crew boat.
  132. Bill W

    Been too long...

    Either one is not the strongest knot I can make but they fish very well and have qualities that no other knot can match. The uni is my weapon taught to me from Tony that I fished 10 day trips many years ago. He showed me how to make it a loop knot. The tag end lays flat on the main line and does...
  133. Bill W

    Impeachment, Impeachment its like a broken record

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuel_taxes_in_the_United_States California is robbing you blind. Pure Democratic policy, rich or poor, screw them all. But for those that cannot afford a Tesla screw them more.
  134. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Yep... Biden is all by himself to compare to. Got no one to blame. What a politician, time to compare Biden to Biden. 47 years of flip flop. Which one is real.
  135. Bill W

    Trump's lawyer destroys press

    That is the kind of slanted press questions and cut and paste quotes that I expect from TV news. Look at her smug smile and attitude. What is important to note is this is not a one to one person dialog but straight from CBS news from the highest asking the questions.
  136. Bill W

    Do you glue your FG or PR knot?

    Glue on a FG will test lower, but OK to use on the Rizzuto.
  137. Bill W

    Wooden Tackle Box Pictures and Builders

    The 2 by 4 and tie down strap for the Rooster.
  138. Bill W

    Field Reports - Wahoo on Tern 600 at 53 ipc ??

    I have an old Penn Torque 300 star drive. Very fast but heavy and no torque with a fish on. See... everyone has a different speed.
  139. Bill W

    Field Reports - Wahoo on Tern 600 at 53 ipc ??

    I have three 349H, one HX, one Boss 600 single speed (53 IPT) one Newell 533-5.5, one TN-40. (And some more I cannot think of offhand) Personally leave the 349’s and the HX at home. The TN-40 and my Boss 600 get used a lot. The HX is not the Raptor and with the drag tight the bearing binds a...
  140. Bill W

    Gotta be a good story here

    Low tide.
  141. Bill W

    Field Reports - Wahoo on Tern 600 at 53 ipc ??

    There is a sweet spot. I think Mike on the Rooster may use a Tern.
  142. Bill W

    Anyone have photos of live or freshly dead flyers?

    If you touch or click the picture on post 2 it will give you a nice color shot.
  143. Bill W

    Flying fish scent

    I am a student not a master. Always learning. That said I enjoy studying Wicked Tuna for the equipment used and the tuna behavior.
  144. Bill W

    Flying fish scent

    This site is called Bloody Decks. Sometimes it can get sharky around the boat. But most of the time fishable.
  145. Bill W

    Anyone have photos of live or freshly dead flyers?

    https://www.gflybaits.com/ I know tuna follow the flying fish while it is out of water on a glide for 50 yards and when the tail first touches the water, bam....
  146. Bill W

    Flying fish scent

    Nice video on rigging a flying fish.
  147. Bill W

    Favorite Super Bowl Commercial

    https://www.primetimer.com/watch/beavis-butt-head-steal-the-paramount-announcement-campaign
  148. Bill W

    Flying fish scent

    Evolving sport. Big tuna are pigs. Think outside the box. If you do not try you never know. Personally will wait until I see it work.
  149. Bill W

    Booking a summer trip?

    Modular works for me. Ridiculous to have a big box. You should see the size of my albacore box. But I like M and M style rods over fancy stuff. When I worked the boats I could tell the real fishermen from the rest. They had simple wraps and small boxes.
  150. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

  151. Bill W

    How often do you remake your braid loop on your reel?

    Was thinking that same point Cub. Put the insert under compression.
  152. Bill W

    How often do you remake your braid loop on your reel?

    Personally... have not lost a fish to the FG. The weakest link is the hook connection or being chewed off. Still I like that connection Tom has. Just do not need to change a winning connection that is so quick and easy to do.
  153. Bill W

    Flying fish scent

    On a long range boat there is massive bait supply with water flow in the tanks. Sardines, macks and when you make flying fish those are in the tanks. Huge bait scent that should do the trick. However the kite works very well outside of the noise and scent range of a boat. So I think noise...
  154. Bill W

    Flying fish scent

    Who knows... Maybe you can train a pig to smell for tuna. Sell them on Tuna Pig.com for big money. Oink-oink...
  155. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Hmm... Two french fries short of a happy meal.
  156. Bill W

    Price of Admission

    I love the hunt. Between Wicked Tuna and Wicked Tuna Outer Banks, the Outer Banks show really rings my bell.
  157. Bill W

    PR Knot Using Heavy Spectra...?

    That is a great connection Tom... Insert and PR, 6” and 100%
  158. Bill W

    Flying fish scent

    A real Flyin’ fish.
  159. Bill W

    Girl Sports and Executive Orders

    https://thefederalist.com/2021/02/02/10-steps-for-resisting-joe-bidens-order-to-transgender-public-schools/
  160. Bill W

    Need your $.02 on BD Forums

    Politics will go away soon by itself. You know who polarized politics and he is gone.
  161. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    So... Anybody got anything good to say about Biden? The anti Trump conversation is getting kinda old.
  162. Bill W

    Booking a summer trip?

    Yep... the start of the trip. Gotta be a better way. Hmm, let me think about it... One box placement first by number before loading might work. The kite and trolling rotation on a number draw like Fishybuzz suggested. Yep... Still makes no big deal on your trip. So what I like is a choice...
  163. Bill W

    Price of Admission

    There is a military airport on Socorro.
  164. Bill W

    PR Knot Using Heavy Spectra...?

    Scroll down to Vipertom1970 https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/fg-knot-performance.761262/page-4#post-5285288
  165. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    That was the Trump experiment. Someone so rich that he did not make a living at being a politician. Well the right guy was not Trump though. Can you imagine a normal guy with brains like Bill Gates in place of Trump? Now we swung the other way to the other end.
  166. Bill W

    GME stock the time is now

    Perfect description... Slow and steady works for me.
  167. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Reality check Jesse. 3 that had a heart attack and died. The only used weapon of deadly force used was not a protestor. Of course you and everybody already know that. So move on indeed but natural causes are not included IMO. And their memory of what they were protesting and being twisted by...
  168. Bill W

    Booking a summer trip?

    I will superglue the toilet seat when he does a #2.
  169. Bill W

    GME stock the time is now

    Review the 1 month price.
  170. Bill W

    Booking a summer trip?

    I got superglue.
  171. Bill W

    Booking a summer trip?

    Same deal here David. 17” by 8.5” and I only used 8.5” (my small working box) #6 in line. The 17” only works on port side tackle rack on Rooster, measurement is off. Someone puts my box on lower tackle rack to fit his large SKB. Gee... Thanks.
  172. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Sure... Pissed off fish have no hands.
  173. Bill W

    Booking a summer trip?

    The lime green one. In reality it has survived in the well long enough to turn that color. (They are dark when they get put in the well.)
  174. Bill W

    Booking a summer trip?

    While you prefer the get in line and stay there thing, I do not. Too many variables would not favor a single passenger when you trust people in line you do not know to hold your spot. They are regulars... What does matter to me is the kite rotation though. Personally I just stay away from that...
  175. Bill W

    TESTING TITANIUM LINE FOR WAHOO LEADERS

    If titanium stretches it deforms.
  176. Bill W

    TESTING TITANIUM LINE FOR WAHOO LEADERS

    Consistent is important. Crimps are either over or under squeezed. Kinda like being sold on a system that claims 100%. But when your connection fails in fishing, time to move on to something else.
  177. Bill W

    Booking a summer trip?

    I was fifth in line with gear in line. Went to overflow parking, all filled up. Found when I came back my stuff was moved to near last. Still got a perfect spot for my box. Terrible way to start a trip though. Got on the wrong side of everyone that I complained about moving my stuff. Those that...
  178. Bill W

    Booking a summer trip?

    Sounds like you are a American Angler angler. Not sure but Workplacesafety Jeff appears to say the Intrepid boards by number. Is that true?
  179. Bill W

    Booking a summer trip?

    Ear plugs. Personally do not request a stateroom and do fine. As far as tackle box placement the upper deck is preferred for me and a very small working box below. Remember... Karma.
  180. Bill W

    Booking a summer trip?

    Last on the boat, friends, shenanigans, numbered spots for boxes, wow?
  181. Bill W

    Booking a summer trip?

    Always believe in karma. And maybe a little skill.
  182. Bill W

    Rooster?

    Some times the small boats come in to load up on bait if the fish are in striking distance from SD. Now the fleet are not interested in tonnage like the old days. This game is entertainment and experience. Big fish are the draw. 3 day max in Mexico, maybe US limits are separate?
  183. Bill W

    Keystone Pipeline

    Does Japan get a lot of Prudhoe oil?
  184. Bill W

    Keystone Pipeline

    When I worked for So Cal Edison the only oil we could burn in California in our steam plants came from Venezuela. Very low sulphur.
  185. Bill W

    Keystone Pipeline

    Supply equals low prices. The price of crude in Saudi Arabia is dependent on world supply. They can not manipulate the market.
  186. Bill W

    Keystone Pipeline

    Low grade true. The best oil is Venezuela crude.
  187. Bill W

    Keystone Pipeline

    Info on the pipeline. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keystone_Pipeline
  188. Bill W

    Keystone Pipeline

    Chevron stocks took a big dump at the news. But Canadian oil stocks are doing great. Simple... sell the oil to Japan. They are a more stable customer.
  189. Bill W

    Keystone Pipeline

    independence on foreign oil. Wars are fought over oil.
  190. Bill W

    Keystone Pipeline

    Canada oil will be piping to West Coast to sell to Japan. Biden blunder. Low cost oil gone with his day 1 zero thinking action. https://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/04/29/3-companies-that-will-thrive-whatever-keystone-xls.aspx
  191. Bill W

    Tuna Jig?

    Was on a trip that a lure manufacturer rep. was on. He landed a 130ish on bait and stuck his lure in the mouth for the picture.
  192. Bill W

    Children's Book

    Call the Cops.
  193. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    It will be drawn out for a very long time in the Senate. The House did not do it’s job.
  194. Bill W

    How often do you remake your braid loop on your reel?

    I stopped making pre made leaders a long time ago. Now with the FG it is faster than ever to rig up. Speaking of the FG... for each braid/leader the number of wraps have a sweet spot that you need to find by testing.
  195. Bill W

    Protests at the Capital

    Everyone is different. The plus and minus was for all to see if you really wanted to look. Trouble is being a bully a-hole is not a leadership quality for a president up close. I imagine his cabinet was throttled down. Toxic work environment. Still I can see the economy slipping away with the...
  196. Bill W

    Rooster?

    Shuddering...
  197. Bill W

    Rooster?

    3 Slammers of dead bait would make zero sense. One day to settle in the slammer makes a whole lotta sense. Corn meal will keep them full and healthy
  198. Bill W

    George C Scott and Morro Bay.............

    Yah... A couple times we rolled far enough to get blue water down the smoke stack. 4 600HP V12 Cummins on a skinny hull. Personally I was grinning ear to ear.
  199. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    As long as politics are discussed there is an ideal that comes up. I applaud those that think the ideal can be achieved. Karl Marx was the father of Socialism. He never imagined what reality his vision turned into...
  200. Bill W

    George C Scott and Morro Bay.............

    I was on the Coast Guard Cutter Cape Hedge, a 95’ patrol boat out of Morro Bay that brought George C. Scott and his wife with a broken mast around 1976. We had a 2 on 1 off crew and I was not on. We were always called out when It was really rough. I was the only guy that never got sea sick. That...
  201. Bill W

    Protests at the Capital

    Typical... two face politician. Need term limits.
  202. Bill W

    Protests at the Capital

    Keep it up Joe... We are watching.
  203. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    I have not gone LR in 2 years. Good luck...
  204. Bill W

    USe a ring or swivel on wahoo bait leaders?

    Good info Lou... Call up Taka’s Tackle for some. In any case verify what shape the Mason rings are.
  205. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Do you still fish Lou?
  206. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    I welcome a investigation on the Capitol riot. But let’s be honest... an investigation on the voting system can do nothing but good too.
  207. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    So... How did that work out. Insurrection has a definitive plan. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebellion
  208. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Kinda like a Democratic version of “tricky Dick”
  209. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    That was last year. The official list is my quote. The Capitol issue never meant to “take over” but to disrupt.
  210. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    The FBI does not address the world security threat.
  211. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Here is the list of Security threats. https://www.wrc.noaa.gov/wrso/security_guide/nstl.htm What Executive Order focuses on these threats. Trump failed on the pandemic. We will see how Biden does on security threats. My bet is Hunter will get a raise In pay.
  212. Bill W

    WIRE SIZE ON WAHOO JIGS

    All my cut offs are on the sink. 150# seems to be the sweet spot for me.
  213. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    And I thought Trump lived in a different reality...
  214. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Wonder what Bill Gates is doing 3 years from now...
  215. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    I was duped? More like a mental issue.
  216. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Here is an interesting view from California. This state will tax you on the Covid relief money you receive.
  217. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    I can not help remembering Steve Martin in the Jerk saying “I was born a poor black child.”
  218. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Biden quote... over 400 thousand people died. That is more dead than WWII. Wow... Do you think News will even fact check that statement?
  219. Bill W

    Protests at the Capital

    You can not expect Biden to remember every Executive Order he signs. Biden and his family have bigger issues than that.... Time to Par-tay.
  220. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Here is a classic... and only 1 day old. Just the first 10 minutes.
  221. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Trump is spending influence money one day after.
  222. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    The one issue I have is cancelling the Keystone Pipeline. Tons of jobs lost, high oil prices. Not based on any concrete degradation to environment.
  223. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Dirt on the President equals compromised.
  224. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Welcome our new President to a time honored tradition of pot shots. First 1/2 day signed 17 Executive Orders that countered you know who Executive Orders. https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/20/politics/executive-actions-biden/index.html
  225. Bill W

    USe a ring or swivel on wahoo bait leaders?

    The picture above shows round and he says they are Mason. I bought a large supply from Squidco that were round but packaged by Squidco. Might be Mason changed their supplier. I would like to see them in person. I think from now on I will make up my wire without rings and tie an Alberto.
  226. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Dragons to slay on the keyboard. Full life.
  227. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Will our New World Order overlords speak English?
  228. Bill W

    WIRE SIZE ON WAHOO JIGS

    Two different size nylon I use a RP knot and snug it up by pushing coils in place. Many ways to skin a cat.
  229. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Here is some new headlines on some old news. https://wethepeoplenews.co/breaking-christopher-steele-told-fbi-he-leaked-russia-collusion-story-to-help-clinton-campaign/?fbclid=IwAR04gl1kpsKCoLetxyJYQ3_e8m946Z5HvRaahm3-GINjWF-H1dEEUmeUsxU
  230. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Democrats want to buy your vote... Secret is nothing is FREE. Get ready to pay via back door. Want to see what $1400.00 buys, go to Venice Beach.
  231. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    He knows how to play the media. Many angles to play, many donors to pay.
  232. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    The Senate will do the house job. Just like the last impeachment. The house failed to perform it’s Constitutional duty and bring out all the facts. While Rudy before the crowd stated “trial by combat”. Technically not on time of the 6th inciting if the mob had a plan before the 6th. It was like...
  233. Bill W

    WIRE SIZE ON WAHOO JIGS

    I use my used 150# fluorocarbon from fishing tuna. Why waste.
  234. Bill W

    Faster retrieve potential?

    It was a 2 speed. I used mine on a Squidder. Low was 1 to 1 on the outside of the reel.
  235. Bill W

    Protests at the Capital

    Vice witch.
  236. Bill W

    Faster retrieve potential?

    Reel Deal transmission.
  237. Bill W

    Protests at the Capital

    Yes... I agree. But I understand some like socialism. Not my party.
  238. Bill W

    Protests at the Capital

    Tax them... tax them all. Tax sales, tax gas, tax income. Regulate industry till it is impossible to do business. Interest rates climb. Stock market loss. We will see.... 4 years of back stepping. All part of the two party system.
  239. Bill W

    Protests at the Capital

    People are crazy. 1st amendment allow peaceful protest. In each group are disrupters. Anyone entering Capitol need jail time, anyone destroying property need jail time. Many are peaceful, some are not. The Capitol invasion was planned.
  240. Bill W

    WIRE SIZE ON WAHOO JIGS

    69#
  241. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Been rethinking my post. I have been lucky most of my life, still a blue collar worker. We all choose what is best for ourselves but remember everyone is different. I dislike Trump and in my life I have come along with his type, nepotism in my work that did not earn respect. I do respect you though.
  242. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Are you the little guy? Hope it helps...
  243. Bill W

    Royal Polaris Location

    That is a top secret long line bait. Maybe bring some frozen on your next trip.
  244. Bill W

    USe a ring or swivel on wahoo bait leaders?

    Stealth strong and more surface area for mono knot to turn around than small swivel.(see above pictures)
  245. Bill W

    How to get best prices on blanks and components

    I do not know how this site compares but claims wholesale. http://merricktackle.com/rodblank.htm
  246. Bill W

    USe a ring or swivel on wahoo bait leaders?

    Mason Rings... The picture above are the good rings that are round. Picture is blown up, they are small. http://www.masontackle.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=175
  247. Bill W

    USe a ring or swivel on wahoo bait leaders?

    I watched Bill Casper tie wahoo leaders with an albright. Much smaller profile than the other connections. Another way of thinking.
  248. Bill W

    USe a ring or swivel on wahoo bait leaders?

    A small welded ring but I have tied a uni around the doubled wire without a ring.
  249. Bill W

    Protests at the Capital

    They need a photo ID to cash it.
  250. Bill W

    Protests at the Capital

    If you have a problem trying to figure out who to vote for between Me and Trump then you ain’t black. Kinda sorta know what he mean but I ain’t black. Sounds kinda sorta racist to me...
  251. Bill W

    Ever wondered what sunfish meat looks like

    7 years bad Ju-Ju. Polynesian curse on you.
  252. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Biden has very little to the rollout of the vaccine. Come to think of it Trump had very little either. Sure thing that either clown will take credit for it.
  253. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    The China connection? Vanguard index funds for the most part.
  254. Bill W

    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day... Jan. 15-31 Roll Call (2021)

    Used to be mainly a night bite a long time ago. When everyone was at sleep the second skipper ran the boat for cabrilla on a rope stringers and leatherback grouper.
  255. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    I doubt that you really care about the cost of the wall. Gee... that $2000.00 per person applaud tells me a lot. Absolutely agree about Trump’s failed pandemic response. 2021 will be better. Biden will look pretty good compared to him. Still we can do a lot better.
  256. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    So... How are you doing. I am doing pretty good. My 30 year mortgage was paid off in 2013. If you want to target a demon it is housing costs that needs reform. The wall is a speed bump for those that want to come here. Less of a bump for criminals. The way I see it if you want government to fix...
  257. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    You know he will raise income tax to pay for it... Magic money appears. I retired 7 years ago so it is up to you guys that work to give me the dough. You voted for it.
  258. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    God is great, beer is good and people are crazy.
  259. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    We are a huge joke in China right now.
  260. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Here is an interesting twist... 2 people on death row that was slated to die by lethal injection were put off because they got Covid. Reason: cruel and unusual punishment.
  261. Bill W

    Protests at the Capital

    6 Months ago a black guy was at the main corner of Chino Hills with a big sign “FUCK YOU” I had mixed emotions with the message.
  262. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    OK then... let me in on your info on 1A. Because without a explanation I have zero idea what you are talking about.
  263. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    So what... Who does?
  264. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Certainly trying to level the playing field but he left out the Irish. I would likesome freebies too.
  265. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Crazy people do not like to be bored with normal.
  266. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    How about Johnny Switchblade?
  267. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Sad... Irregardless is not a real word.
  268. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    They should do what they did. Trump should step down and Pence take over. Hard to believe that will happen but that would be Trump’s smart move.
  269. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/13/politics/senate-impeachment-process-next-steps/index.html
  270. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    After Jan. 20th there will be a massively long debate in the Senate. Unlike what just happened in the house.
  271. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Mitch will most likely delay until he is no longer the Senate Majority leader.
  272. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    That is the core of Democratic Party Government involvement. The law is clear yet there is Biden’s core values. It is not a level playing field. Maybe he is not telling you his core values but playing politics.
  273. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    2 people were killed, 5 died. Amazing that difference was not distinct by some.
  274. Bill W

    LOUD SUCKING SOUND

    Yes they do. https://www.allianzcare.com/en/support/health-and-wellness/my-expat-life/school-guides/schools-in-mexico.html Not even 10 seconds to find this. Pure wrong thought.
  275. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    In his world everything is on the table. Sad... You know 75 million are not stupid. Maybe they voted that way because there is something in it for them, not that they believe him or like him.
  276. Bill W

    Furthest you’ve fished/furthest the fleet will go

    Just a logistics question on Clipperton. All Ocean Operator‘s license extend to 200 miles offshore. So does the territorial waters. Between Mexico and France territorial waters is international waters. Do operators need a special permit to travel international waters or a master mariner’s...
  277. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Here is a twist... If Trump said the election was rigged before the election on Nov. 3rd. 1 He knew he did not have the votes to win. 2 He planted some fake fraud. (smoke and mirrors)
  278. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Absolutely... But because Republicans that point to voter fraud do not need to be lumped into the same hole. Consider Trump a target for voter fraud. I Think Trump failed to win but still being a loser with a polarized personality is tempting. Can the voting system be improved with a double...
  279. Bill W

    Protests at the Capital

    Mace will physically do that to you. No need to put an emotion to it.
  280. Bill W

    THANK YOU, MR. TRUMP

    Take it 4 years at a time. Good luck... Please do elect Biden to represent the Democrats.
  281. Bill W

    Protests at the Capital

    Maybe the mace had something to do with the whiny.
  282. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Personally looking for less drama in Congress and back to work. Lots of shoving from both parties. It is not a contest. https://www.barrons.com/articles/a-three-step-plan-to-rescue-the-republican-party-from-oblivion-51610038590
  283. Bill W

    THANK YOU, MR. TRUMP

    Yes... Rebuild the Republican Party and return Congress to serving this country. We need both parties strong for a strong America.
  284. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    I feel safer when Trump hands off the football
  285. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Here is the problem... crazy is still here. And Jan. 20 is another date.
  286. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Will the voting process have checks and balances for proof? Will there be a better strategy to protect Congress? Will the Republican Party be strong in 4 years?
  287. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    I know who lost.
  288. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    New nuclear technology power plants... Can not go greener than that. This is a nice alternative. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2020/09/22/aneel-a-game-changing-nuclear-fuel/?sh=614e27d614ea Molten salt reactor also... much safer...
  289. Bill W

    Protests at the Capital

    Well you see they came prepared, building a gallows and a noose on it. Flags of various disturbance fringe groups. All the nutcases. But that‘s what the invite on the 6th was all about. Still maybe revisions for the good may come out of this. May force Trump to quit so Pence can legally pardon him.
  290. Bill W

    Gear questions, new to y’all’s fishery.

    But we are talking about a 3 day trip. I would apply that normally to a 7-10 day. 3 Day now might be big bluefin but football tuna and yellows.
  291. Bill W

    Royal Polaris Location

    Lots of flyers at the bank. Some times lots of skippies, puffers. Bait management important at the bank. On the plus side no all night bait making. I assume one or maybe two tanks of flyers, mainly used for kite.
  292. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    How do you know how I voted?
  293. Bill W

    THANK YOU, MR. TRUMP

    I hope the Republican Party comes to it’s senses before then.
  294. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    They need confetti for the Victory Parade.
  295. Bill W

    THANK YOU, MR. TRUMP

    I just checked, I have just 1... And I just took him off the list. Why worry, everyone has a different view.
  296. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    https://greenstarsproject.org/2020/10/04/best-republican-presidents-trump-republican-party-values/
  297. Bill W

    Gear questions, new to y’all’s fishery.

    You will find a 3 day as a learning experience for your group. How to fight a fish properly. My view is to try a trip on a boat that has quality tackle for loan. Better yet a trip that is sponsored by a reel manufacturer that have quality loan gear to try.
  298. Bill W

    THANK YOU, MR. TRUMP

    Well I voted for him. Does not mean I like him. But between Biden and Trump the real conman is Biden and that is what I am saying. Trump is playing... Biden has perfected the con for 47 years.
  299. Bill W

    THANK YOU, MR. TRUMP

    Isn’t a conman supposed to instill confidence? He does not even try with his bleach and Lysol comments and his Twitter ravings.
  300. Bill W

    THANK YOU, MR. TRUMP

    I remember watching the news and heard Mitch and another guy. Then Ted Cruz came to the podium and the news went to the news anchor comments. I looked on all the channels cause I wanted to hear what Ted had to say. Thought that was odd that not even PBS was airing Ted. The timing was such that...
  301. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Did you read the transcripts? His speech was an hour long. Very choppy thought. I really like his you gotta take hard measures part and I will be walking with you to the Capitol. Then after all clear he disowned them.
  302. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    That is because they would have to stand around listening to Trump fire up his troops for an hour.
  303. Bill W

    THANK YOU, MR. TRUMP

    Is it racist to believe BLM means this? Bureau of Land Management.
  304. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Here is what Trump said to his supporters before the takeover. https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-told-supporters-stormed-capitol-hill/story?id=75110558
  305. Bill W

    Protests at the Capital

    From her perspective she is a patriot to her country. Whatever side you are on there is a lot of misinformation. Fox News should release proof. Once the many thousands of trespassers were inside one shot was fired. There were many at the doorway. By saying this is a individual that was told...
  306. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    I am all for his accomplishments... But giving credit to signing these should go to whoever wrote them and in Trump’s case whoever read them and put them before Trump to sign.
  307. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Depending what you believe... Trump says he won with a massive landslide. Imagine if you believe him. I do not. Personally think Trump is a danger to himself at this time.
  308. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    That was my first thought. I reviewed the footage and stopped it to see a better view of the guy with the gun. It seemed he was stationed there as a guard of that doorway. There were two other figures in the secured hallway. Police were on the other side at the time and many protestors were...
  309. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Tragic. Man in suit grey hair, receding hairline does not look like police/security.
  310. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    He lied on Twitter...
  311. Bill W

    THANK YOU, MR. TRUMP

    Trump supporters showed up but anarchist planned to be there too. Still Trump asked his supporters to march to the Capitol. True shame.
  312. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    It appears the voter fraud platform is playing out in Congress, starting with Arizona Electoral votes... what ever side you are on I suggest smoke and mirrors are in play.
  313. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Hank Johnson... Wow...
  314. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    https://www.livescience.com/34241-democratic-republican-parties-switch-platforms.html In 1952 Republican Eisenhower won the election campaign with media news of corruption in the Truman administration. https://www.theguardian.com/world/1948/nov/01/usa
  315. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Bernie is a Socialist. Honest dude... I know where he stands. Not my politics though.
  316. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Georgia is important for Republicans. So what does Trump do but ask for votes for his failed election.
  317. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    In 2016 the choice was Clinton or Trump. The queen of the swamp and that crazy guy saying stuff like drain the swamp and build a wall. What a terrible choice. We tried the crazy guy...
  318. Bill W

    Sale of the Polaris Supreme

    Back then the Supreme was down there alone first every year. The first boat gets the wahoo,
  319. Bill W

    INTEREPID/SHOGUN

    Regardless of Trump or Biden the vaccine will do it’s job. Anybody that believes either one of these clowns have any control of the issue... well maybe they can point to Biden as their savior.
  320. Bill W

    INTEREPID/SHOGUN

    I never considered it a fear issue, more of a use your brain thing.
  321. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    This guy swats the beehive just to see the angry bees buzzing. Does not make me buzz. Still wonder why he all but left and the bees are still buzzing. Guess they love to hear that buzzing sound.
  322. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    On Netflix gotta watch “Death to 2020”
  323. Bill W

    INTEREPID/SHOGUN

    Able to spread before symptoms occur. Very suspicious...
  324. Bill W

    Wahoo line choice...

    Where if you fish bait a small 1/0 hook and 30# single strand wire works well. Jigs are a different story. Very frustrating to get bit only for the hoo to dog bone the jig and then it just opens the mouth. You need to grind through the wahoo grip with heavy drag.
  325. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Here is the lowest unemployment rate since 1969 https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2020/article/job-market-remains-tight-in-2019-as-the-unemployment-rate-falls-to-its-lowest-level-since-1969.htm So to be honest the COVID affected any President in office. Unemployment is external to Trump. We would...
  326. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    10.7 million unemployed in US. Last Feb. was 4.9 million. A lot but a real figure. https://www.bankrate.com/mortgages/mortgage-lenders-offer-help-to-borrowers-affected-by-coronavirus/
  327. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Drug/alcohol abuse and mental issues put people in tents. Homeless shelters are there but you have to follow rules. If you want to work you will find work. If you want to get money from unemployment or other help like Public Health it is there. But if you use the money for booze you will live in...
  328. Bill W

    INTEREPID/SHOGUN

    I used to work with a guy that flew RC planes. Called him wingnut. He gave me all the lingo. Do a 180 turn, come into strip approach and cut the power, glide and stall the plane at landing height. (Called a round out)So I took a intro flight in a two seat ultralight. After take off the guy just...
  329. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Before Trump took office... Remember? https://www.politico.eu/article/could-donald-trump-be-impeached-shortly-after-he-takes-office-us-presidential-election-2016-american-president-impeachment/
  330. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Never sold anything in 2020. Not going to tell you how much I made but ended up 11% ahead.
  331. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/biden-s-trip-china-son-hunter-2013-comes-under-new-n1061051 How about the 2013 trip on Air Force 2
  332. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Moving on to the present day, here is the new dig in politics... Most likely will be still here after Jan. 20th. https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/09/politics/hunter-biden-tax-investigtation/index.html
  333. Bill W

    Wahoo line choice...

    50# mono for me, almost any kind but at least as long as a cast and sink. Hate winding spectra. But as far as spectra a 8 carrier solid. That means 80# solid.
  334. Bill W

    INTEREPID/SHOGUN

    My rule of thumb is a normal breathing person is #1 a mask on and 6 feet. #2 if that person is seen coughing turn 180 degrees and walk away. So far, so good.
  335. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    More fun than a monkeyshit fight at the zoo...
  336. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    This is like fishing. There would be no good trips if there were no bad trips to compare. But I enjoy just being on the water.
  337. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Come on... Remember Whitewater and Clinton?
  338. Bill W

    INTEREPID/SHOGUN

    No COVID on Gilligan’s Island.
  339. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    I think we can survive 4 years. Your quote on Republicans that accept reality should tell you that it is not an issue. But play fair... Improvement is on the way.
  340. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Come to reality. Tell me what the charges are. You know I am not a Trump fan but I kinda like to talk facts and not look in a crystal ball.
  341. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    So what?
  342. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    If Trump was a good liar you would never know, that is a politically correct person. Definitely a flawed reality though.
  343. Bill W

    INTEREPID/SHOGUN

    Gee... we are on the brink of vaccines. But already said, your choice...
  344. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    History is written by the victors. Biden won. Do you trust the king of the swamp?
  345. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    My focus is Trump’s collusion with Russia. That was a 2+2=4 assumption on the media and public. But it was not true. It took the drama show to prove it wrong. The FBI had already stated that Flynn was a target. The case against flynn needs to show that Flynn lied to the FBI and that lie was...
  346. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    True... Regardless of what side you are on we all believe we are right. It does not change reality, just the perception of it. But it needs to play out like Russia involvement in the 2016 election and Trump collusion. Total untruth. The FBI involvement in disrupting the Trump administration by...
  347. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    He got his son a job...
  348. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Do not worry about Warren Buffet... His holdings and associates pay tons of tax like you said what is required. He eats out away from home at McDonald’s. When he dies the people in his estate will pay the tax.
  349. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    I never bought in to much of Trump and to be honest I do not buy into closing my eyes for the good of this country. Just the opposite... what does not kill you, makes you stronger. I believe the voting system needs constant review and improvement.
  350. Bill W

    New Recreational Groundfish Regulations For 2021

    The air bladder explodes. Ling cod survive the ascent, no air bladder. If you could pressurize a tank of salt water to 300 PSI that would take a fish down to 700 feet.
  351. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    And why is it time to stop everywhere? Who‘s authority are we talking about in Georgia to stop investigating. It’s time to stop what... Questioning the adjudication logs are missing? Gee... seems like that is a major issue.
  352. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Although the adjudication logs missing is very important there are many here that will not open an attachment on their computer due to computer security. Thanks...
  353. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Been watching this live stream. Amazing how this will play out...
  354. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Since we are sharing opinions... The democrats that are shouting about Trump’s taxes have already seen them, created a strategy trap that can only be enabled if his taxes are made public. Trump most likely knows this.
  355. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Who cares about his taxes. That is the Democrat battle cry. When Trump won another battle cry was everyone voted for him was racist. Now the battle cry is everyone that voted for Trump thinks that Trump won. Put me in the who cares category. But I am also a Republican. I only represent myself...
  356. Bill W

    How Honest is COSTCO?

    One thing that Sam’s used to have was a chili dog. Yum... bring back the chili dog.
  357. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Voter fraud I can believe. Massive voter fraud hard to believe. Does it make a difference? It does in the Senate races. Do not worry, your guy Biden won.
  358. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Like father, like son... An old saying, if you want to see what you are really marrying in to, look at her mother.
  359. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    So... Will this plan come together Jan. 6th?
  360. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Totally agree... Ukraine Barisma and China dealings with corrupt Hunter Biden using his family name is a lot more credible and provable. Totally purchased the jobs with name only with no work or qualifications.
  361. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Truth is Trump was the lesser of two evils at the time. Is there really a good choice this time?
  362. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Really? Do you think congress is giving you anything? Congress does not have any money, it is a loan that will be paid back at loan shark interest. Government is the absolute worst distributor of your money. (Taxes)
  363. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    I would be more worried about the foreign connection than any other issue. https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-biden-family-legacy-11603409528 Since Trump mentioned this it became not interesting news to the media. Much more serious than Trump asking to investigate Hunter the impeachment charge.
  364. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Guess in 3 weeks we will see... Seems like another Democratic move.
  365. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    There are 2 guys that will bend the needle.
  366. Bill W

    Softening the sting.

    60th parallel between any land mass and Antartica. Now that is Victory at Sea. Screaming 60’s https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/60th_parallel_south
  367. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    1.8 billion reasons from the last president. Did not like Trump but really like his support of Israel and his disapproval of abortion unlike Obama. The GOP will play the game with the cards dealt...
  368. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    So... Biden says only 4 years. Who do you want to see in the WH? Personally like Ted Cruz...
  369. Bill W

    Softening the sting.

    I can not imagine leaning my back to the bait tank with victory at sea.
  370. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    I bet he has a cell phone... What do you expect him to do, manufacture a vaccine?
  371. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Kinda like trying to link Trump to the Russians, FBI involvements in post Trump victory to undermine the administration, impeachment that was completely partisan. Now that a Democrat is President, can’t we all just get along...
  372. Bill W

    Softening the sting.

    Interesting photo... 5 trolling outfits on stern, crewman on tank, Very few outfits on the side rod racks. Shadow on starbord side indicates morning traveling South. That boat would be very wet going North.
  373. Bill W

    Trips being canceled

    Here is one gal that found a use for a mask.
  374. Bill W

    LR boat Cruising speed

    Submarines are an example of hybrid boats. How about a washer/drier onboard?
  375. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    That is a huge problem but Mexico is a transport country. Feeding our addicted country. If it is not cocaine it is heroin, OxyContin, or Fenital. Maybe the fix is to bring back LSD as the drug of choice... Addiction is the issue. It drains the soul.
  376. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    https://www.efe.com/efe/english/world/worst-of-the-pandemic-still-to-come-biden-warns/50000262-4425962?utm_source=wwwefecom&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss Keep in context this message from our new guy in the WH. He is just being honest..... Or maybe hedging the bets for our future.
  377. Bill W

    Trips being canceled

    Maybe boat work early this year?
  378. Bill W

    Passing of an industry legend!

    So sad... Liked Jack a lot. He will be truly missed. My Dad passed away on Dec. 25th 1978. Found him under the Christmas tree.
  379. Bill W

    Screw 2020

    Sure... I ride a mountain bike and work for the downhill coast. I know the drill. Just do not believe he is getting the props for the coast downhill.
  380. Bill W

    Trips being canceled

    There will be a mad rush on the boats when the vaccine becomes available.
  381. Bill W

    LR boat Cruising speed

    Another design that improves on the Kort... http://ricefoundries.com/en/nozzles The Rice Speed nozzle is designed to peak efficient above 10 knots, where the Kort is past the peak at 10 knots efficient. http://www.olds.com.au/marine/maximizing_propulsion_efficiency/index.html
  382. Bill W

    LR boat Cruising speed

    Beside a bulbous bow what can retrofit on a LR boat is called a Kort Nozzle.
  383. Bill W

    LR boat Cruising speed

    That video of the boat made looks similar to your boat John. Really neat stuff. Oh.. the third video is the boat you run.
  384. Bill W

    LR boat Cruising speed

    Diesel electric systems are really taking off In marine. The silent hybrid version is different with the batteries and silent running. There are many variables to the new technology. Price may vary. https://www.cummins.com/engines/marine-diesel-electric
  385. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Politicians do that...
  386. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    But she is a mixed race for reality. By saying she is black does not include any other race is also racist.
  387. Bill W

    LR boat Cruising speed

    Albacore jig boats used to drag a few tires behind the boat to increase tuburlence.
  388. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    It will be dynamic times. But always favored the ones that can weather the storm. Hope that we learn what to do on the next one.
  389. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Hide your children cause Joe is coming down the chimney.
  390. Bill W

    Line Rating, true or false

    Would it be nice to rate a rod blank at the recommended drag setting? Reality does not sell rods.
  391. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Did a DNA and while I thought I had a lot of French in me, found out all Scottish and Irish. No matter what that means? I do not feel different. It really does not matter. If they mix up everybody there will still some thing that will feed the need to be superior in some way. No matter... that...
  392. Bill W

    LR boat Cruising speed

    One of the advantages of diesel electric is to install engines anywhere on the boat. Torque increase, fuel efficiency, and silent running. Add a stolkraft hull supported by air pocket for shallow running with no wake. Hope the military will take notice, the perfect special ops platform.
  393. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Obama is the pardon leader by far. https://www.justice.gov/pardon/obama-pardons
  394. Bill W

    Stomach contents

    Hurricane is hit by commercials a lot. My first long trip in 75 Danny Palm was talking about that Seamount and the commercials fishing it. Found in 1957 and named for Bell Shimada that died in 1958.
  395. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Interesting.... But any Republican can do most of those things.
  396. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Nope... do not want 2000 bucks. Imagine where they will get the money to pay for it. And multiply that for each year I live cause 1. Nothing is for free.
  397. Bill W

    LR boat Cruising speed

    Fair winds and following seas...
  398. Bill W

    LR boat Cruising speed

    It was a ocean barge, interesting project. Mark Pisano has deep connections in his family, all commercial fishermen In San Pedro.
  399. Bill W

    LR boat Cruising speed

    Hybrid is very efficient. I was stationed on a ice breaker with 2 of the largest electric motors ever put on a ship, with 10 huge diesel generators in 3 engine rooms to supply. Good to break 25’ ice. When ice would get between the screw and hull the big motors would slip a pole and jack the ice...
  400. Bill W

    Wondering what the name of this lure was.

    I won a box of them fishing, learned not to use them. Looks fishy... guess not to a fish.
  401. Bill W

    Heading out out on RR III n October

    He has a 7 to 1 and an extended handle. Wahoo Bob or Cherry (wahoo) Bomb.
  402. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    So Democratic California... Can I blame on the state Politics how things are here with illegals.
  403. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    You may think I do not agree with you, but I do agree. Still he lost. Still I voted for him. I applaud his accomplishments but while Ronald said “tear down this wall” Donald said ”we are going to build a wall, and get Mexico to pay for it” TDS is real and you can see it on the “View” tv.
  404. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Can you imagine how much Trump would have achieved if he did not have a narcissistic personality disorder. Can you imagine how his daily briefing went? How his advisor meetings went? No more Twitter.... Now we have a very different issue coming up. Covid is going away... John Bolton is right...
  405. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Politician to the end. Whatever flavor the public is for he is serving. But that is a natural thing for the Democrats. California example of highest taxes. Is life better for it?
  406. Bill W

    Indy 11 day fishing report

    Nice long release Mr. Pop... Used to be bummed personally when that happens but now not so much. Just a pleasure to hook you Mr. big fish.
  407. Bill W

    Back to back 3days

    That is what hobo’s do on freight trains.
  408. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Build back better... Sweet Mother of God what a plan.
  409. Bill W

    Heading out out on RR III n October

    Yum... Hope Mike is cooking. Andy and crew are the best. Excellent choice.
  410. Bill W

    LR boat Cruising speed

    The independence was a converted barge. Mark Paisano has lots of connections. Not cost effective to build from scratch. Definitely a deep pocket plaything for ultra rich.
  411. Bill W

    LR boat Cruising speed

    Swath is a lotta draft. I have thought about supply ship to ferry passengers, fuel, fish hold maybe bait. That would turn a 16 day fishing into a 10 day.
  412. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    What remedy? You know the doctor/researcher throwing the red flag caught it and died. The CCP put a lid on him for making noise. And the CCP is telling the Chinese people that USA military released the virus in Wuhan...
  413. Bill W

    COVAID TESTING

    Earlier vaccines had deactivated live virus. My understanding is this vaccine does not. There are side effects, but not critical.
  414. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    The Spanish Flu started in the US Lasted 2 years and killed 50 million worldwide. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1918-pandemic-h1n1.html China has 1.4 billion people. Can you be a bit more specific?
  415. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Wrong dude in the White House but always good and bad. Liars are good at it to the point they get away with it. Trump is a lot of things but not even close to being a good liar. Take in point the inauguration crowd you made. Definitely a narcissist bully. I think you would be surprised how well...
  416. Bill W

    LR boat Cruising speed

    Thinking about this design. https://www.marinelink.com/news/marine-patrol-craft316807 Air lubricated and air supported hull. Tri hull up front with air pocket rear. Good all seas design.
  417. Bill W

    LR boat Cruising speed

    Absolutely... Maybe a twin hull.
  418. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    So Trump’s comment of fake news is correct. aka LIES. There is really a middle ground. Regardless of one way or the other, play this game... You can always make the system better. Can you imagine a system that stays the way it is if there is a possibility of failure?
  419. Bill W

    Wondering what the name of this lure was.

    Wonder if I can apply this lure for wahoo?
  420. Bill W

    Exceptionally strongly felt best wishes for a Happy New Year.

    There is a multi dimensional aspect to a fishing trip. Waking up and seeing the sun rise on a flat calm seas puts me in a different world. Get ready for what the day offers. I am more of a visual experience. Totally addicted to seeing the fish eat the bait. Love the kite, surface iron. And going...
  421. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Fox News times conspiracies equals money. Smartmatic and Dominion are in the business of confidence and that means money as long as you can sell the product. Of course they will sue... Fox News really knew they would threaten them with them with a suit. But seriously... The damage is done, why...
  422. Bill W

    RP 10 day report - octunaclub.com charter

    You need that reel fishy...
  423. Bill W

    RP 10 day report - octunaclub.com charter

    Maybe this one... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wiki-Jigging-Slow-Jigging-Right-Handed-Reel-Violent-Slow-2000Xh-Black-Gold/163946811964?hash=item262bfdd23c:g:cawAAOSwqwRdz8kY
  424. Bill W

    LR boat Cruising speed

    Shogun used to have a nickname Slowgun. They upgraded the power and are back to Shogun.
  425. Bill W

    RP 10 day report - octunaclub.com charter

    Red shirt, blue pants with wahoo. What reel is he using?
  426. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    If the voting machine memory has been wiped clean that may be a clue.
  427. Bill W

    LR boat Cruising speed

    Definitely if 3 boats are going to the same place on same departure day.
  428. Bill W

    LR boat Cruising speed

    Maybe another question would be what RPM does the boat run downhill. Rooster used to run 1850. But stick new screws on and everything changes.
  429. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Very good... But the tool to use is what, Dominion? Security software? In 2016 the Democrats had an issue with outside countries hacking into their computers. The blaring issue was the computer was not secure, not that they were hacked. Kinda like asking a snake not to bite and complaining when...
  430. Bill W

    Wondering what the name of this lure was.

    The bonito feather was deadly and most likely still is.
  431. Bill W

    LR boat Cruising speed

    When several boats left for the rocks everyone was baited and left the harbor. Last out but Rooster first at the rocks. 980 miles to Hurricane Bank, 98 hours on a 10 MPH boat, 89 hours on the Rooster. Always wondered about speed and I know there are other things to weigh. There is only 1 alpha...
  432. Bill W

    Wondering what the name of this lure was.

    Personally not good for me...
  433. Bill W

    LR boat Cruising speed

    Thank you sir. Anyone give me a number for the boat you ride?
  434. Bill W

    LR boat Cruising speed

    Almost everyone has a smartphone. When you leave San Diego what is the typical travel speed? Name the boat...
  435. Bill W

    Which Long Range Boat and why?

    Stern width divided by passenger load. Another factor more important to me is typical cruising speed. The more efficient hulls are longer. The shorter hulls push the water due to the width/length ratio. Not necessarily a passenger fishing issue. (Maybe some issue on a drift)
  436. Bill W

    Wondering what the name of this lure was.

    Spoofer. https://www.surfaceiron.com/shop/brand/jigs/spoofer/spoofer-100-chrome/
  437. Bill W

    Which Long Range Boat and why?

    Late September early October is nice for wahoo.
  438. Bill W

    Which Long Range Boat and why?

    That gives you a load more options.
  439. Bill W

    Thread burner

    I :-) fishing gadgets.
  440. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Before this discussion started I would have said no... But with anything the more you think about it and learn. Maybe there was some manipulation. Before some education I would think James Comey and the FBI were the good guys. I still think cause the Presidential vote did not follow party lines...
  441. Bill W

    Thread burner

    In your picture of the cut 150 Yozuri, it looks like the Sailrite Thread burner created a nice rather rounded bulbous end. Post 7 is just a cut and that shows a flare. Post 5 I came back and made the ball.
  442. Bill W

    Thread burner

    Well... gotta be the one to try. I do like the Tesla lighter. Can not say if that is over thinking until the fish hits the deck. I normally make my tag ends a touch long. But it is not so stinky... How about catching a shark on a uncrimped crimp? It is easy to control though. You can lay the...
  443. Bill W

    Thread burner

    Couple more pictures... Instant hot, instant cut 150#
  444. Bill W

    Thread burner

    It is designed to burn and it actually will start a fire. Far quicker and hotter. Cuts 150# fluoro super quick and the leader gets cherry hot in 1 second. I have it here and touched 250#, cut it on contact. it cuts close to a normal cut, this one I came back to it to make a ball. 150# yozuri
  445. Bill W

    What knot to use for tying hook onto 100# or 130# flouro?

    Had to look it up. Do you have one?
  446. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    So while China is securing the COVID virus, December 18 2019 the Democratic House brought forth Impeachment charges against Trump for asking for a investigation into Hunter Biden In a phone call. That impeachment continued into the Senate to February 5 2020. The first US Covid occurred on...
  447. Bill W

    What knot to use for tying hook onto 100# or 130# flouro?

    A lot of the hot fishermen used that knot, but before the ringed hook came out. See... you no not need a 100% knot. It fishes bait really well.
  448. Bill W

    What knot to use for tying hook onto 100# or 130# flouro?

    Spectra is really the issue with heat. I have this new tool that does not have a flame. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/thread-burner.762329/
  449. Bill W

    Favorite 20yr old reel !

    I used to put nail polish on the spool edge of my squidders. Oops... Reel 007 beat me to it.
  450. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    3/10/2000 And it will go away. Stay calm. It will go away. I read here that he was worried about the stock market dump... Death rate is soaring. If that does not trigger a voter fraud, nothing will.
  451. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Me too... If China had dirt on Biden I doubt they would let on.
  452. Bill W

    What knot to use for tying hook onto 100# or 130# flouro?

    My next big fish trip gonna burn the tag end of my 3 turn uni. I have a few of those that the tag end slipped a bit after a big fish. No lost fish due to the 3 turn uni. Got to say it works well fishing sardines cause the tag end does not dig in to the bait. (And I use it like a ring hook)
  453. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    I doubt Trump had a clue... But my stocks that took a big dump, came back really good. Gotta say that.
  454. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Maybe because we are BD... Do you really want to ask here?
  455. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    So did Trump have a Pandemic plan, Obama handed Trump his. So Trump’s plan was to say it is like the flu and it will go away in a month. Maybe after it did not then blame it on China. Yep... China tells the WHO what to say.
  456. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    He defunded the World Health Organization and let the virus in through the back door. (Europe) Put the blame on China when a proactive approach would be to work with them. (He is not wired to listen to anyone) More concerned with the COVID affecting the economy.
  457. Bill W

    RP 12-8 to 12-15 - a brief post with lessons learned.

    The trip the next year did get in to some nice grouper, have to think that a few of them wanted some of that big fish action on skippies. Did not bother me one bit, that big fish deserved to live...
  458. Bill W

    RP 12-8 to 12-15 - a brief post with lessons learned.

    Game was small on my last 8 day. I really did not care, I was on the water. I do understand where you are coming from though. Lots of skipjack and small yellowfin on the Ridge. I got my 150# ATD-50 and used the skippies with clipped tails to fish for big grouper. Got bit but it wasn’t a grouper...
  459. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    So it should be OK to look, right?
  460. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Suppose the issue is not that Trump lost, but the voting system needs fixing. Same can be said for the FBI. If the other votes are affected for congress would you want to know? Trump may be just the tool to open the door to look at Dominion exc...
  461. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    I will be 67 this January. Kaiser has stated that the vaccine will be available to all by the end of 2021. Personally want it sooner the better, but there will be millions of doses done before me. Any zombie effects should pop up before I get it.
  462. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    I hope so... What would be worse?
  463. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    OK.... You win.
  464. Bill W

    Confined to quarters

    I was last on the troll list along with another angler. This other guy directed the 4 rods out trolling and stated these two rods are his and these other two rods are yours. I was holding my rod and the rod that he assigned me went off. While I was trying to take care of my rod he grabbed that...
  465. Bill W

    Stomach contents

    There are three tuna foods in that area. Red crabs, squid and sardines. So when the tuna are on black porpoise what bait are the porpoise on? (squid...) Great question...
  466. Bill W

    Stomach contents

    When red crabs are thick you can see jumpers all over the place but no biters. Maybe the tuna spread out and do not work the bank corners.
  467. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Whatever the reason the money is requested is used for the purpose described it is not a scam. Regardless of the hopeless condition. It costs money. Spotlight the changes that will be made, not Trump.
  468. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Maybe a rational American can look up the meaning of scam. He has his followers. Seems right up front Politics. Not a Trump supporter but the definition of support is money.
  469. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Personally did not give him a penny. Why are you so concerned?
  470. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    It is not available to me yet, maybe some Medical staff. https://www.healthing.ca/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus/cautionary-tales-from-u-s-history-on-rushing-vaccines
  471. Bill W

    12/13/20

    Nice... My first tuna reel was a 9/0 in 75. Takes me back.
  472. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Personally got an open mind and buying popcorn. Any court can manipulate a reason to toss the hot potato.
  473. Bill W

    Favorite 20yr old reel !

    Shimano TN-40 about that time.
  474. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    The lawsuit has no Constitutional merit because the vote is controlled by the state and Texas does not have the right to interfer. However the individuals involved in the state election do have the right to go to the Supreme Court.
  475. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Post 536 video is from “The Epoch Times”. They have a hard on for the Chinese Communist Party. Just to keep perspective of where alliances are.
  476. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Personally do not care about any conspiracies when it comes to Trump loosing. (He lost) I do find the news media and the FBI thing interesting though. I said I do not care about Trump, but the Senate in Georgia is critical. I do care that the states did not use the legislature to change how they...
  477. Bill W

    If you could only have ONE

    I like a size 7’ that fits on the side and really any heavy tip rod will do. You point the rod when you crank the bomb. Just do not choose a bait action rod. XH or XXH epoxy glass works for me.
  478. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    You would think they could print an exact number needed, but who knows? Maybe they could put a serial number on each ballot like money.
  479. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Notice they are not folded. See post 489 video.
  480. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    But their ratings will go way down... No one likes a bully. Two in the room with one reactive and the other with a strategy.
  481. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    You should tell them to go to hell in a way that they will enjoy the trip.
  482. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    There is more money in drama as far as the news business goes. So I agree with you. And there is definitely a lopsided news slant to the Republicans agree there too. Still I do not think Trump handled the politics of the fake news well at all.
  483. Bill W

    BRAID, MONO & FLOURO CUTTERS

    This is a nice alternative. https://www.sailrite.com/Sailrite-Battery-Operated-Thread-Burner
  484. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Each State Legislature determines how the vote will be performed. Each state can be different but the procedure is voted on how it is to be done. This election was different on how the vote was performed but the way it was done was not voted on in each State Legislature. (Mail in ballots) Just...
  485. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Trump was his own enemy. He created the divide between the news and the people. The only news reported was against Trump. The swamp is still there.
  486. Bill W

    Covid 19 idiot free thread

    R.I.P. Charlie Pride
  487. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Yep... I will not miss these crazy’s.
  488. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Reality... The Supreme Court justices that were appointed by Trump did not vote. (And they should not have voted) https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/11/politics/election-texas-trump-states-supreme-court/index.html
  489. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Dirty politician playing on foreign soil. 47 years of playing the game.
  490. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Video describing Flynn case... Seems a lot more at play and an attempt to undermine the administration. Cost that man so much... FBI could be the tip of the iceberg.
  491. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    So getting back to the OP. Election Fraud I bet there are some Patriots in this country that would do this. The question needs to be investigated.
  492. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    If I worked at McDonald’s I would still be covered by my Dad’s Medical plan. Just an example... My Mom stayed at home and she was covered too. Guess a medical plan is a big part of being a good family provider.
  493. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-poll/half-of-republicans-say-biden-won-because-of-a-rigged-election-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKBN27Y1AJ I doubt the FBI will be contributing any evidence.
  494. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Then again another popcorn popping moment. Ted Cruz will be arguing the case and he has credibility and experience with the Supreme Court.
  495. Bill W

    A 373 and a 304

    Location, location, location and Timing. A big ocean, perfect trip.
  496. Bill W

    Opinions Re: Gamakatsu Nautilus HD Circle Hooks?

    3/0 hook... yuck. Or how the hell did that fish get landed? Usually the knot is a lot tighter than that one, maybe just a bad photo.
  497. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Yes... but we also have the highest gas tax. Must be great to have all those new roads and pot holes fixed. Oops... was thinking about some other state.
  498. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Everyone dies once. When you come down with a fatal issue I imagine you will not be leaving here for free medical in another Country.
  499. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    No one that I know. Suppose you go to a socialist medical country and see if you survive there with whatever issue you have. Oh ya... that’l be a great move.
  500. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Trickle down research from Capitalism. Enjoy you rice rations.
  501. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Where in the world did Socialism ever work? The core of Socialism is free food and free healthcare.
  502. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Toilet Boy... Wrong man, right party.
  503. Bill W

    372 on XL

    Let me put that big fishie outta misery.
  504. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Flynn info... https://thehill.com/opinion/criminal-justice/495405-michael-flynn-case-should-be-dismissed-to-preserve-justice Before I read this I would think James Comey was some kinda hero boyscout.
  505. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    Nice scale Walt... The FG is one knot that needs testing. I use the scale along with 2 knots per test. For each line combination, spectra and leader there is always 1 winner for the # of turns. You do not need a lot of leader for testing and always have enough of the leader for the next test...
  506. Bill W

    Cheaper flouro still ok to use?

    Although Premier is sold as leader, to me it is more in the 100% fluorocarbon line class in abrasion. High end for line though.
  507. Bill W

    Which Braid Strengths60

    I like John’s answer but If I target the reel purchase for the line I like the reel to have 600-700 yards.
  508. Bill W

    Cheaper flouro still ok to use?

    Fluorocarbon leader and Fluorocarbon line are two different things.
  509. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    Really, really good food for thought. One thing that may change is if a connection slips in fishing. You always need a hook and a terminal connection. One thing not considered is the terminal tag end. The uni and crimp is clean from digging into the bait. So the third consideration is how it...
  510. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Interesting.... https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/528443-choking-not-cheating-was-trumps-undoing?amp
  511. Bill W

    Which Braid Strengths60

    Usually solid is 65# All good choices... Your jig casting reels should have room for mono unless you like to cast braid. If you like to jig cast solid, buy a 8 carrier solid.
  512. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Well... that is the way to do it. But knowing what kind of man Trump is I cannot imagine him quitting. https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/529072-trumps-self-pardon-would-clash-with-his-impeachment
  513. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Trump can not pardon himself. The trick is to quit and get the Vice President then president to pardon him...
  514. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    But they got them without the favor... Democrats are raising impeachment on what issue? A delay?
  515. Bill W

    Would You Get The Covid Vaccine?

    I will not go on a sportfishing boat until I do...
  516. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    The impeachment involves Congress approval of 36 million military aid. Trump did hold up the immediate approval of the transfer but I think that is his right to do until October 1st. He approved the transfer on September 11th. By law where Trump failed is a written notification to Congress of...
  517. Bill W

    Election Fraud - non-political

    Obama did far worse. Trump was impeached by Democrat house only, knowing that they did not have the votes in the Senate to enable the impeachment. Complete failure, pure politics... https://time.com/5752623/impeachment-vote-party-lines/
  518. Bill W

    Covid 19 idiot free thread

    No POTUS has ever lost a second term in wartime, until now. The scale has weighed. The toughest thing I have done was to vote for him. Yes I did... Cause in California he was a lost cause. He had no chance. I am that far to the right. I am concerned about the left policies, but as far as Covid...
  519. Bill W

    Covid 19 idiot free thread

    Thanks.... Hard to get honest news. https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/china-prepares-large-scale-rollout-covid-19-vaccines-74565366
  520. Bill W

    Covid 19 idiot free thread

    https://therecount.com/watch/daily-recount-december-3rd-2020/2645864490 China is virtually COVID free and has mass vaccinations underway.
  521. Bill W

    Best Connection for spectra

    Totally agree... While a tensioned leader would make a difference the sweet thing about the knot is how quick it is to tie. All the tests I have done shows a sweet spot for a given line combination. For instance 50# mono to 65# solid works at 20 wraps. Up or down from there will break less. So...
  522. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    You can install a nail knot on the end. Cut the leader on taper. Many ways to skin a cat. My way may not be your way...
  523. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    Here is a picture of Tom’s connection. Tom tested the knot at 100% Notice the hollow inserted about 3.5” Very smooth through the guides.
  524. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    I know someone that uses Pliobond at that spot... Flames are kinda hard to control, check out the thread burner I posted below. 3 AA batteries. I have one coming In the mail.
  525. Bill W

    Best Connection for spectra

    Here is my last test with that same 150# YoZuri and 130# Guides choice. I made a loop to loop in the spectra. It broke at 147.9# so I can use that for ABS For the spectra. The test was a single FG and that broke in the FG at 116.8#. Slightly under that 80%. A few things to review. The thicker...
  526. Bill W

    Yet another wooden box, a bit smaller this time, with adjustable height, and one hand access.

    Tie down your box is #1... Especially with rod holders.
  527. Bill W

    Best Connection for spectra

    May be many reasons John... But for the first why question Charkbait gave 300 yards of solid Spectra with the purchase a very long time ago. I think it was Izor. Still serves me well. Last reel was purchased at Squidco was a complete fill of solid Izor. Lost a bunch on a trip and installed 100#...
  528. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    This is the stat I worry about.... https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/covid19/report-patient-impact.html Biden should slide into the vaccine distribution.
  529. Bill W

    San Diego lockdown

    Herd Immunity will happen when we get full bore vaccinations.
  530. Bill W

    San Diego lockdown

    Ya... they start the talk with “when your time is up, it’s up” The big picture is economy collapse. China has mass production and distribution of vaccine right now, should be a good test for the rest of the world.
  531. Bill W

    Question on hollow spectra insertion.

    Darn... that is my problem.
  532. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Joe Biden out performed the Democrat party. To me that is all about Trump. There is a wave of Republicans coming in 4 years.
  533. Bill W

    San Diego lockdown

    Automatic social distancing, no travel.
  534. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Oh Boy... Democrat politician POTUS. Why am I still worried?
  535. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Partly true but to be honest freedom loving Americans are to blame For Covid spread. Any regulations that would interfere with freedom are shot down.
  536. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    My stocks are way up too. Was way down and the stimulus kicked in.
  537. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    So maybe Trump is your source?
  538. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    OK... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:COVID-19_pandemic_data
  539. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    They are down to about zero. But Trump still has the wall up.
  540. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    China is 3.7 million square miles, 1.4 billion people. They handled the spread hardcore. Stop it there, China did that. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30800-8/fulltext covid china graph
  541. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    It originated from Wuhan, it came over here from Europe. Trump closed travel from China but left the other door open. The East coast, New York got hit hard...
  542. Bill W

    Thread burner

    Was looking to upgrade my Berkeley hot line cutter and found this. https://www.sailrite.com/Sailrite-Battery-Operated-Thread-Burner 3 AA batteries, look at the video.
  543. Bill W

    Question on hollow spectra insertion.

    Yep Jim... That is why the call me Dollar Bill. (Or Wild Bill)
  544. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    I agree that shit happens. Presidents Roosevelt, Lincoln, Kennedy, name any other President have been tested. Needed to make tough decisions. They may not all be right but what category will Trump be... All for Trump. When McCain was alive I thought he would be a great President... To serve the...
  545. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Totally agree individually but focus on the money and hospital overload. Once hospital capacity overload happens there will be nothing left to stop it. Then your time is up and no help. Total economy shut down.
  546. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Trump was not mentally equipped to contain and control this threat. Personally not to question that fact but to learn from it. The future will have another trial after Covid is over. Covid did not directly come from China but from Europe. Trump was all about keeping business running and this is...
  547. Bill W

    Where to get a wooden tackle box

    I can not say what you will get here but if you scroll down on the pictures on the left side there are some nice ones here. Do not know how big or anything else about them. New York builder...
  548. Bill W

    Shaping the bullet

    So... the middle one... is that a boat tail?
  549. Bill W

    Shaping the bullet

    So should I make the taper longer? I do see I need to round the end.
  550. Bill W

    Shaping the bullet

    The Starret 0-40 works great. 600 grit wet/dry sheet. Super quick to do. This leader is labeled .052” 150# YoZuri.
  551. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    With training... But should be a red flag. There are a lot of vote counters and hard to train them all. I just want to shut up the conspiracy dudes. (or who knows... prove them right if they lied)
  552. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Simple... Just put the vote counters on a lie detector. If they pass then carry on.
  553. Bill W

    Shaping the bullet

    Hey Wahoodad, congrats on that 341# at Puerto Vallarta. Osunas?
  554. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    I used a 30 turn Bimini and a 16 turn FG with this combo and broke away from the knot. I did another test and got the break in the middle at 80%. My guess is how the wraps line up initially to change the angle. If you look at the picture above the FG wrap angle is not as sharp as solid or even...
  555. Bill W

    Shaping the bullet

    I am away from long insertions right now. Still the bullet shape, if it can be done quick is what I like. Emphasis on quick. The dragging the 1/4” tag end with the pin vise around say a 6” circle on a sheet of 220 then 600 grit seems to answer my question.
  556. Bill W

    Shaping the bullet

    Mainly used for long insertions where the leader end can move with on and off loading. A side cut might want to poke out, but sounds like you have no issues.
  557. Bill W

    372 on XL

    It seems you can catch fish year round at the islands but still some groups come and go. The movements on the study appear North and South of the Islands. The study of the 52 archival tags is a small sample but date/location and diving depth was interesting, maybe feeding on squid?. What also...
  558. Bill W

    372 on XL

    https://internal.bdoutdoors.com/2017/11/1397195_7976208159e507e1b7fd008a8891582f.pdf You can see the travel of these tuna every year. Always wonder about that area way below on the tuna travel tracks....
  559. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    I do not want a divorce from being Republican, but Trump has gotta go... A moron is the last to know. Kinda reminds me of the supervisors at the work when I was working.
  560. Bill W

    372 on XL

    Wonder if they are chasing or on anchor.
  561. Bill W

    Question on hollow spectra insertion.

    Thanks Jim... The bullet shape was on another post and the answer to opening up the spectra for me is post 19# but thanks for sharing... I have not done a long insertion for a very long time. Needed retraining.
  562. Bill W

    Interesting FG test results

    I read this post. In the end of the post there was this scenario. https://www.saltstrong.com/articles/fg-knot-vs-bimini-twist-knot-strength-test/?&utm_content=&utm_term=&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=&utm_source= Not that I would fish it, cause if I was really set on a 100% then short insertion and...
  563. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Personally feel the need more than ever for this Country to be Republican. There was a whole lot of impotent Democratic action.
  564. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Yep... Just get the government to collect the money and pay for it. https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1986-07-30-vw-18804-story.html
  565. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    https://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxvox/sanders-proposes-23-trillion-tax-increase-mostly-high-income-households-and-businesses Socialism costs mucho dinero.
  566. Bill W

    Shaping the bullet

    Thanks... will purchase that one on Amazon.
  567. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Expand the ACA... can you expand your thoughts Specifically?
  568. Bill W

    Shaping the bullet

    Straight up and down is good info. That makes the circle with pressure bending the leader at proper angle. Thanks...
  569. Bill W

    Shaping the bullet

    Do all pin vise have a center that goes through the whole handle? What size would you recommend? My 150# Fluorocarbon is .052”
  570. Bill W

    Shaping the bullet

    Something like this... http://www.techni-tool.com/580PR012?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIhvXFm9ay7QIV6D2tBh3PdQPpEAQYASABEgKwNPD_BwE
  571. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Personally I have to watch myself. Trump is crazy and corrupt but I believe in the Republican philosophy.
  572. Bill W

    Shaping the bullet

    When you shape the leader for insertion I seem to remember a pen vise used to form the bullet shape. Does anyone have this device? Would be nice to have some device that would aid in forming that bullet. Presently I use a flexible 220 grit sandpaper.
  573. Bill W

    Managing Free Spool

    Yuck... Torture hookup on a cow.
  574. Bill W

    Managing Free Spool

    One trick to fishing chovies is to strip line off and whip the line out so there is slack. Sardines are a bit different but the idea is to feel for the bait kick just for a moment then kick the spool out to let it go. You can not have both feel the kick and let the bait run at the same time and...
  575. Bill W

    372 on XL

    These fish travel there from Clarion. Not sure if that is a temperature thing for the tuna or a food issue thing. (Also a temperature thing) But monitoring the temperature at Clarion may be a key to look at the lower banks.
  576. Bill W

    372 on XL

    That just increased your karma points to cash in. Not enough passengers, or mechanical issues?
  577. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Right now doing excellent personally speaking, but I do not work for a living. Yes, it is a COVID thing. 1/3 of the country????
  578. Bill W

    372 on XL

    Yes... 10 day range.
  579. Bill W

    Question on hollow spectra insertion.

    Night and day using fresh water and new doubled 60# wire to loosen up the hollow. Highly recommend that fresh water spectra soak.
  580. Bill W

    Spin time

    Newell’s have lousy spin time cause they have light spools. That has nothing to do with how well they cast or have the bait run on the spool.
  581. Bill W

    Why Hollow Braid?

    Kinda like they bit the green bomb thing...
  582. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Not that I believe everything on the “View” or everything on this link, but I consider it entertainment. Certainly from that point of view I think we will survive.
  583. Bill W

    Question on hollow spectra insertion.

    I can imagine trying to insert into 8 carrier would be extremely hard to do.
  584. Bill W

    Does anyone wire jigs anymore?

    Wire works well with the slower surface jigs, like Starman 112 and O.C.T.-10. Not so critical for Tady 45 or 7X.
  585. Bill W

    Captain charged with Manslaughter

    Sad but inevitable. Fits the Captain’s responsibility. If it is possible to happen, it will as all accidents that happen at sea. CG Regulations to follow...
  586. Bill W

    Question on hollow spectra insertion.

    All really good tips... Lately have uttered a lot of 4 letter words as pop outs and stalls of the wire or needle. Appreciate your hints.
  587. Bill W

    Why Hollow Braid?

    Personally John, I presently do not fall into the 100% strength crowd. Small and quick to tie appeals to me... If it lands 100% of the fish hooked for me then I have a winner. I put more drag on my reel than most and over the years I have found that a connection failure is usually a connection...
  588. Bill W

    Question on hollow spectra insertion.

    Did not think of that. Great idea.
  589. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Does it really matter January 21st?
  590. Bill W

    Question on hollow spectra insertion.

    For the uncoated hollow Spectra are there any tricks to getting an easier insertion? Seems that is one of my frustrations. Wonder if there is a way to get the spectra prepped so the walls will open up and not catch. Prefer not to change my spectra brand. (Ex. coated hollow)
  591. Bill W

    Best Connection for spectra

    A lot of my Charkbait reels got 300 yards of solid free and I applied the hollow. I would do what Jeff said but with this adaptation. If you poke out for a few strands then poke in every foot that locks the solid a lot better. Instead of nail knot, here is what I do...
  592. Bill W

    Interesting FG test results

    Like spaghetti strands... Mono will break in one spot. That makes it better for chew resistance. Once mono is nicked it continues to fissure until it breaks.
  593. Bill W

    Interesting FG test results

    It was in the YoZuri package. Still not sure how old it is. I am going to test each package for ABS.
  594. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Ya.... Schiff will do the trick... what a drama queen.
  595. Bill W

    Interesting FG test results

    The break was in the middle between the knot and the scale.
  596. Bill W

    Interesting FG test results

    The most I know I pulled on a 230# fish was 50# drag about 50 yards out that was being bumped by sharks. Just a few shark teeth scratches. However on a run the spool diameter gets smaller and the drag goes up. Near the spool end it is possible.
  597. Bill W

    Interesting FG test results

    Reguardless of the low fluorocarbon break, the line did not break in the FG... Yay...
  598. Bill W

    Interesting FG test results

    Really do not know but think about 4 years. I’m gonna trash it all.
  599. Bill W

    Interesting FG test results

    Using some old YoZuri 150# fluorocarbon and TufLine Guides Choice 130# I started with a Bimini twist 30 turn in the Spectra. I then used that double line to make a 16 turn FG. The Bimini added about 2 minutes time to make the knot. Thinking the 150# Fluoro was stronger I just tested the TufLine...
  600. Bill W

    Why Hollow Braid?

    The only reason presently for me is splicing line and loop splices. Used to be inserted connections. Solid braid has plus points too, cheaper and fishes better.
  601. Bill W

    Berkley X9 braid opinions?

    Here are some options that state type of carrier. The 8/9 carrier are full carrier. (Round) https://www.sportfishingmag.com/comparing-4-and-8-carrier-braided-fishing-lines/ But for full carrier the target for me is casting ability, like 60/65#.
  602. Bill W

    Confined to quarters

    Wow...Was that on a San Diego boat?
  603. Bill W

    Names from the Past Early 80's Who do you remember?

    Ray (Pineapple) was with Steve Giffin on the Holiday for a long time.
  604. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Totally agree... So for them it was a no issue that the Russians were playing. When you loose, you need to spin a fake truth to fit. Media loved this... Notice that Trump was not complicit before the 2016 election but the Russians were... All known by Obama and the FBI.
  605. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Didn’t Obama administration So when did Obama Administration know that the Russians were meddling in the 2016 election? Truth is that is common knowledge to the Obama Administration before the vote. Tying Trump to the Russians was a complete fabrication performed by the Democrats. What a waste...
  606. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    38# straight pull on my ATD-80 strike, 50# full. All I can handle... You know on a long run that drag doubles, drag setting is constantly variable. When the fish is at color I might push a bit over strike to break a tie with the fish. Getting back to my OP I know what my destruction pound tests...
  607. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    Thanks John. Your line strength machine put to good use. I have a crude crane scale with a peak reading. I have some 130# Guides Choice that will be tested for ABS and various old heavy line/leader. I am all about testing and knowing for sure. What I think might be an improvement for heavy line...
  608. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    Oops?
  609. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    Here is a interesting idea on the last portion of this link. https://www.saltstrong.com/articles/fg-knot-vs-bimini-twist-knot-strength-test/ Time for me to start testing knots...
  610. Bill W

    Glass vs. Plastic

    I like glass to look through but right now I have Maui Jim prescription plastic. Super light.
  611. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    Just like your video you posted. The finish knot is called the Rizzuto And that version you posted is hitchless.
  612. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    Sad... the break always happens in the middle of the FG for me. The only thing that will cut the line there is a hitch.
  613. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    That is how I tie the FG Tom. Sequence of cinch is the same but I use 16 wraps.
  614. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    Thanks for the input. Was the fish on a run when it happened?
  615. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    Seems there are variables In # of wraps exc.. Wondered what Marla Sportfishing does?
  616. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    Have you tried soaking the line and knot For a couple of hours? I suspect glue would degrade when soaked but a knot might go the other way. Might try hitchless too, that would transfer the break to the exact middle of the FG. I tighten the Rizzuto, then the FG and finally straighten the knot...
  617. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Seems one sided as the Lady’s opinion on “The View”. Of course there is fake news. How will we survive without someone to hate like Trump.
  618. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    I think so John. I think it is a ratio of nylon diameter to length of the FG. But just me thinking. If I knew for sure I would apply it. Good question.
  619. Bill W

    To all of you DIPSHITS......

    Happy Spanksgiving.
  620. Bill W

    Saber question

    The original mandrel is used so everything above is the same on the inside diameter, just extended. I got to choose from the first lot made and picked the heartiest one in the lot at California Tackle.
  621. Bill W

    single strand wire for wahoo trolling? Or heavy Fluoro leader?

    Definitely an issue with single strand. I thought about a fix using a small stainless chafing spring. Have not tried it yet And do not know if that will work. A small butt ring attached to the lure should work too...
  622. Bill W

    Saber question

    I have the very first 670-8 California Tackle made.
  623. Bill W

    FG knot failure

    It’s a bird, it’s a plane.... it’s Superfishy
  624. Bill W

    single strand wire for wahoo trolling? Or heavy Fluoro leader?

    I have good luck not bitten off with Marauders...
  625. Bill W

    single strand wire for wahoo trolling? Or heavy Fluoro leader?

    The single strand 240# will allow better lure action, the fluorocarbon will be stealthy. Can not go wrong... Right now use 330# fluorocarbon.
  626. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Their Jeans, their leggings... their jeggins.
  627. Bill W

    So did everyone know fluoro breaks at less than 50%???

    Testing a dry knot versus a wet knot. IGFA will test line after a 2 hour soak. Glue will work great dry but cycle pulls while wet soak might be different. Dynamics are always changing on drags depending on how low on the spool you are. All that counts is failure during fishing. When something is...
  628. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Two personalities... Trump trusts no one and Biden will trust his cabinet. Gotta say Biden wins even if he has lost grey matter.
  629. Bill W

    FG knot failure

    That is a really nice setup Fishy. One thing that works well for me is a small needle nose to grab the Spectra tag end for the Rizzuto pull and grab the tag end of the nylon for my third pull to straighten the knot.
  630. Bill W

    FG knot failure

    https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/fg-knot-failure.716022/ Was looking for issues with this knot and found this. Seems the failure happens on the very first wrap. If that first wrap does not dig in and hold it will transfer to loosen the other wraps. Super important to get a color change...
  631. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    Thanks John...
  632. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    Glue works great... until it doesn’t
  633. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    Yes... but is it fish able?
  634. Bill W

    Berkley X9 braid opinions?

    https://www.berkley-fishing.com/products/x9-braid-1454442 Yep... If it says PE that tells you something. Dyneema or Spectra tells you something else. Great price though.
  635. Bill W

    Berkley X9 braid opinions?

    Personally would use the line for jig casting. Have you looked into what kind of braid it is? Spectra or other? The center carrier could be a different type than the other 8 carriers.
  636. Bill W

    Berkley X9 braid opinions?

    I sure like the idea of a 9 carrier braid. Round and strong, easy to cast, easy on the fingers. Makes sense. Hope to see other brands get on the bandwagon. I will take a hit on capacity to gain better casting. Nice video... My tests are higher than his though.
  637. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    One poster stated that the tool runs out of room. Do you get a second bite on the tool when that happens Fishy?
  638. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    That video on post #81 is great but many ways to form the FG. He advertises hitchless. Never could master his three finger technique. Fell into leaning the rod and my clamp just makes that way easy to do hitchless and keep the FG tight to complete the Rizzuto. Another post mentioned using the...
  639. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    It is only good when proven. Tie one knot on one side, another knot on the other and pull with a device to destruction to see what wins. (Safety first) A crane scale works good too. I know that was for Walt....
  640. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    I just need to get this straight in my head. Biden calls Trump a complete moron and blames him for all the lives lost and now says more lives will be lost because the transition team is not immediately being fed info. As far as verifying the votes, no issue here. Biden should welcome a recount...
  641. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    I bought a Shimano bobbin. I kinda got frustrated with it. I know it is better but like you could not do the FG, I can not do the PR.
  642. Bill W

    Double Wall Wind-0n leader, Advantage?

    If the line is not going out, you gotta get line on the reel. Cause the big fish just made a change in direction. Line going out, get rod high. Line stopped going out, point rod at fish and rock back then reel forward. Gotta take advantage of the fish mistake and he will make a mistake. When the...
  643. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    Yes... and that is the point of my post. I can make a knot contest winning knot. (5 turn double uni that breaks away from the knot) But I fish a 3 turn uni on heavy line. Three reasons for that knot. I can create a loop, small, and the tag end does not dig into the bait. The FG when on a reel...
  644. Bill W

    HI'S TACKLE 10 DAY NOV 1-11 --ROYAL POLARIS REPORT...VARIETY AND EPIC YT NIGHT BITE -- EPISODE 4 (ALIJOS ROCKS EPIC YELLOW & TRIP HOME...IT'S A WRAP

    Love the report John. The sad part of any trip is when you break down the gear. Roy could use a haircut, there is a lot of knowledge in that brain. Gotta keep it cool.
  645. Bill W

    30% Off Mak SEA 10, 15, 20, 50

    I am a tackle whore... But the only Makaira I really, really want is a Mak 15T. Not on sale.
  646. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    Thanks Walt... I know the details are important. I pull super tight the Rizzuto then the FG. No hitch for me. Very consistent break pull reading on scale.
  647. Bill W

    Double Wall Wind-0n leader, Advantage?

    You would be surprised how much pressure you can put on a fish. If the line breaks you got a rigging problem. If the hook pulls, you pulled too hard or the fish was not hooked in the sweet spot. When the line is low on the spool from a long run you can have double the drag you started with.
  648. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    What got me thinking was one response that there was another location the knot failed. Since I do not use a hitch knot in between the FG and the Rizzuto I have to say that 1/2 hitch can cut into the leader. The Rizzuto does not do that. The pinch method works and holds the FG side and you can go...
  649. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    1) The leader material gets tested. Inserted with loop connections. A correct pull will break in the middle of the leader. For instance the Blackwater 100# will break around 130# (I forgot the exact number) 2) I thought about that too but really the key is a short leader with the bait dragging...
  650. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    All on the boat. Outdoors on the top deck and it takes about 2-3 minutes each and pretty much all on fluorocarbon except my wahoo 50/60# and I do 20 FG wraps on that in mono. My kite gear is 250# inserted in 200# spectra with 2 nail nubs being the exception. I do my tests at home and if you...
  651. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    I used to have a crane on the back of my pickup but a come along or chain hoist will work.
  652. Bill W

    Soft Steel 16x Cyclone Braid

    At that price might be worth a look at. Soft Steel a long time ago had a high reputation and was made by Asso in Italy. The only spectra I would stay away from is cheap made in China. But while many spectra are on the market I admit I like to stick to old favorites Izor, Jerry Brown or Western...
  653. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    Do you test to destruction using a crane scale?
  654. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    Yes... I go directly to the Rizzuto. But instead of using a half hitch I use that small clamp. The small clamp also helps in the Rizzuto as I place the spectra tag end in the clamp that has a slightly open gap. I cut the nylon after the knot is completed.
  655. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    On the FG placing a half hitch between the finish knot and the FG creates a weak spot that can cut the line. What I do is use a small clamp to hold the FG side. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/fg-tested-to-failure.692129/page-3#post-4619363 See post #69 and #70 When tested to...
  656. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    We have gone through many stages on the connections. My view is 2 are on the list but just my list. Basil has a bulletproof connection, (BHP) and for the DIY the FG. Wahoodad has settled on another way... I think He does a short insertion, TacGlue and 2 Sato crimps. On another post was asked...
  657. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    The seasoned long ranger has backup setups for the backup and know there is plenty of down time on the long trips. On your boat setting up is hard, easy on a big boat.
  658. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    I do it like you do. Some rely on a FG device. For me the rod at a angle gives the proper tension for the knot. The rod butt is held between the feet on a rocking boat. I will try the 1 half hitch. If the FG appears equal in the weave is what I shoot for. Instead of TacGlue I might try some...
  659. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    Knot porn...
  660. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    I use the teeth rod method but like that pinch between your fingers.
  661. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    All I have is hollow, many use solid.
  662. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    Thank you for that link. When I tested the heavier FG connections to failure I found some interesting observations. More cross wraps are not good and found 16 wraps optimal 80# and over. Also glue on the FG is not good either. When the break happens it happens in the middle of the FG. While the...
  663. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    Really good hints on the knot, thanks...
  664. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    Any links you can share?
  665. Bill W

    FG Knot Performance

    The FG has been around for a while. Have there been any failures reported during fishing? The FG when tested to failure keeps the knot on the main line. If so... would like to know the details. Thanks.
  666. Bill W

    Double Wall Wind-0n leader, Advantage?

    Not really a hijack to me and personally I am very happy you posted. That photo is amazing and sorry for your loss. Many times I have found damage to the spectra at that location and count myself lucky that the fish was landed. Just one reason I like the FG. My imagination is if the leader was...
  667. Bill W

    Double Wall Wind-0n leader, Advantage?

    Another point to make is a crew that performs this is under the direction of the captain, even though no word is spoken. The picture shows the fish on the outside of the circle and the head coming to the boat. Seems the crew was lifting in textbook manor and in control of the fish when the...
  668. Bill W

    Double Wall Wind-0n leader, Advantage?

    I have that reel and if you blow up the picture the lever is far from being full. Full is parallel to the reel seat. I totally agree with you that it is the angler that should have been on the fish. But reality is the failure could have been prevented and the minimum drag increase should be a...
  669. Bill W

    Double Wall Wind-0n leader, Advantage?

    Try this... set your drag straight pull. Then palm the spool with 2 fingers and see how much drag pull increases. Also looking at the picture that is a Penn International V. If the drag lever was at full the lever would be horizontal to the reel seat. That drag lever appears to be in the strike...
  670. Bill W

    Double Wall Wind-0n leader, Advantage?

    It is always time that makes you loose a fish. That’s is your part. For the short time that the crewman had the fish he gets the blame. For 30# at strike do you straight pull without a bend in the rod? Easy to check what was the drag when the line broke. I assure you that if your connection was...
  671. Bill W

    Double Wall Wind-0n leader, Advantage?

    Many times using the long insert I would have the leader poke out. This damages the single wall. I assume the double wall will be stronger at that point. The movement back and forth there is natural with the on and off pressure on the line.
  672. Bill W

    On the water 9 day fishing report

    See the vent on the stern behind the black boot at the rail. Used for aluminum hull boats.
  673. Bill W

    Will the big bluefin eat the little bluefin that are hanging around?

    But at Hurricane Bank when you see the surface shining with skippies get your big hook ready. Bring a skippie in fast or it will turn into a cow. Many times at Cortez Banks you can walk on the macks. When that happens near the boat put a hook in one and drop it in the mess and you will always...
  674. Bill W

    Will the big bluefin eat the little bluefin that are hanging around?

    According to the general data tuna are on the plate. What is not used a lot is live squid. Any tuna other than a bluefin that is small enough to use for bait may work, but I have a real issue personally about wasting a bluefin youngster as if they are breeding here. I want that stock of fish to...
  675. Bill W

    Will the big bluefin eat the little bluefin that are hanging around?

    But to know that really small bluefin are here is such a boost to the fishery. I am not talking about 12-15# fish. Used to catch that size a whole lot, but I understood them to come from across the Pacific. Albacore used to come from across the Pacific but there was a Northern branch and a...
  676. Bill W

    Will the big bluefin eat the little bluefin that are hanging around?

    When I worked at Irvine Lake as a kid once a month was employee fishing day. Not that I did this but at Sierra Cove there was a fresh water spring that the trout would hang out at. Some of the guys would go there and stock up on live trout and go to the dam off limits and fly line them on the...
  677. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Interesting video on Prime, “The Plot Against the President”.
  678. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Biden... 47 years to perfect his craft. Never really says what is really on his mind. Trump... Amateur at politics. Any other Republican that ran would have won. And 240,000 lives are all blamed on Trump, Biden just used that for votes...
  679. Bill W

    Cow Reels

    Yes, but run and gun you can get away with a 2 oz sinker and 130# on the slide. I use my Mak 20 fly lining on anchor. But I know you are a good fisherman....
  680. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Thanks for your view. My stocks are way up with a split Congress.:oops:
  681. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    To fix a horse race you choose the losers. The obvious point to make is Trump lost, not that Biden won. Trump controlled the narrative.
  682. Bill W

    Cow Reels

    I absolutely love a big hook and heavy drag. Gotta tone down my fish control idea with a sardine hook though. Nice when I can get in a situation where I can put 50# of drag on though. Say a 20/0 circle kite fish on my ATD-80 and a shark ball on my fish. Dragged a 230# through with just a few...
  683. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Always look at the bright side of life. With a Democrat POTUS and a split congress the stock market will likely take the high road. Senate still Republican is all I care about. Maybe another Supreme Court liberal departs before Jan 20th?
  684. Bill W

    What arm pit do you fish with?

    https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/old-school-harness-guy-trying-to-learn-the-rail.670071/#post-4447225 Post #19... Almost sure that is me pushing down with my chest. You can really load up a rod with this technique.
  685. Bill W

    Cow Reels

    I use a 770XXH for my 20’s but for a 30 I might throw another X on there and fish it with 130#
  686. Bill W

    Cow Reels

    Really it comes down to how you set up your reel. A 20 with 100# spectra, 100# leader for me. Guess you can make a 20 up with 130#/130#. Then it comes with how proficient you are at stopping a long run. Personally I have not yet had to splash a rod, but seen teenager fish come back from a skiff...
  687. Bill W

    Cow Reels

    Good point but the balance is in the eye of the beholder. Since we are talking about cows, my personal and my recommendation is not to use a HX.
  688. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Prepare for a Trump temper tantrum. Scorched earth?
  689. Bill W

    What arm pit do you fish with?

    Personally I put the rod butt under my right arm. Then I can pull the rod across my chest to walk the rod around the boat. When stopped on the rail I can push down with my chest. What works for you?
  690. Bill W

    Cow Reels

    90% of my rail time is with a Mak 20 and if the weather is rough I like the gearing on the gold one and smoother seas the Sea version. When the really big fish show (300#) or big bait I will use my Mak 50 or my ATD-50. The Avet T-Rex 50 has a heavy drag but the drag is old design and the spool...
  691. Bill W

    FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    That timeline is true but we got infected mainly from Europe travel. World economy, and we show our vulnerability unfortunately to a back door attack. Democrats... There is still time to impeach Trump, he is in office till January.
  692. Bill W

    How Masks Work to Protect You and Others

    When you go to war, they issue a helmet. They are not perfect but that is the deal.
  693. Bill W

    Please kill the TranX 500 already....

    Must be engineering limitations. Remember the Tranx is really designed for musky. Maybe thinking out of the box to make a leveler that does not use a clutch pawl. Leveling reels for saltwater do exist but pretty much useless for casting.