Keep the rod loaded is all I heard fighting this kite fish Tues afternoon. Good thing I did...look at stinger line tangled in the treble hook.
My friend said "the blind squirrel got the nut"
Vagabond crew saves the day
Don't have a problem buying jigs....nice if they last more than one fish.
We had a few plus not survive the BFT on our Phenix/Vagabond trip this week.
Pictured...Rick's 200+ lb BFT ate and broke Katy Perry...🤣🤣🤣🤣
A 110 lb bft made my jig swim in circles...lol
Who knows? Next week's hot jig...
First I must THANK Cameron and the crew of the Vagabond...a well oiled kite flying gourmet food friggin machine....
55 miles for bft
65 miles south for yt
98 north for bft
Then the ride home
Domnic Bassi :
Optimum Baits prostaff
Maker of a great Bloody Mary
This company is a piece of crap
Ordered spring scale 6/12
Created shipping label 6/24
Took payment 6/25
Their tracking said delivery 6/30-7/9
Delivery by 8pm 7/9...B.S.
Then delayed delivery date
TURNS OUT NEVER SHIPPED ...THEIR TRACKING INFO IS MADE UP! USPS shows label created never shipped...
This is not about reel service...they have been great. This is about the Fishing General CS
This whole mess was over a complaint regarding 3 large flatfalls that didn't glow.
This is a copy of the email I sent to the CS Mgr yesterday. 1 of 2...will post 2nd next.
Shimano has lost a loyal customer!!!
After someone downvoted Soda Pop because he added another trip....i decided to tell how to read votes.
If your on your phone
1) hold your thumb on red or green vote number
2) a pop up box will appear under your thumb
3) release your thumb pressure
4) click on open in new tab
5) the list will...
I'll go first...
Bought 3 sabiki rods & reels for friends sportfisher...used them once.
Just took up rod spots...
Gave them to a LR boat
Probably through them overboard when the hooks stuck in the tube.
Also a bitch to thread line through them.
About $500 well spent... lol
I have bought everything from Mustad fingernail clippers to $60 hair shears. Here is what is hanging off my long range box...These snips work great to clip a mono or flouro tag. Safer than scissors on a moving boat.
For all braid connections I use the Pitbull Braid Cutters....they are the best...
$13-16 Red(Amazon or Home Depot)
Pitbull braid cutters &split ring pliers $12.99 each at pitbulltackle.com
Sheaths Amazon $22
Thirty Fathoms knott pullers $29 on Ebay
Hats from your favorite vendors
Man cave wall art
Post more items...I'm always looking...
My friends and I will be on The SD Nov 22nd fishing the Coronado Islands. I will have jigs for everyone on the boat from Pitbull Tackle. I will also have some Pitbull braid cutters and Thirty Fathoms Knott Pullers to give away to some of you catching fish on the jigs.
I posted this on "jigs/poppers" forum....no comments.
So how are you rigging figure 8 rings to split rings, assist hooks, large ff's and line?
Using crimped flouro with line saver?
Pictured is one diagram I found
One of BD patrons asked me where I got everything including the box itself.
READERS DIGEST VERSION
Both boxes came from Turner's in Temecula
Their price on 7100 and 7200 was far less than any other retailer....saved about $150 on the two.
Call your Turners
Loop straps( blue) are 17" Motorcycle...
Not only has Phenix rods contributed rods to raffle and swag to give away; we have 6 other sponsor donations....
Pitbull Tackle....tackle for everyone
VIEWDOO/VANTIFOG sunglass gel for everyone
THIRTY FATHOMS knot puller raffles
TURNER'S TEMECULA Yeti cup & tshirt raffles
ONE COOL TUNA /OCT...
If you get sea sick and Dramamine works for you...you need to buy Meclizine. This bottle of 100 is $4.19 at Costco...few bucks more at local pharmacy. These are the same dosage in low dose Dramamine. I take one every 12 hrs on a long range trip. Spend the money you save on more tackle.
Shimano TLD 30 2 SPD & California 5 1/2 ft 40-100lb roller rod
I had a pair of these for 80lb inshore strollers
Sold 1 rod & reel for $200...now this one is for sale for $200
Almost cut them down for kite rods
I did the plexiglass door removal and bungie chord retainer modification on my 7100 box.
I didn't want to use any "rustable" hardware. Looped chord through double wall construction of lid. Fastened section of chord hidden.
I posted all about Pitbull split ring pliers on saltwater threads. For you freshwater water guys...here is a picture of Anthony from Last Chance Tackle in Hemet using the regular pair of split ring pliers on a tiny #2 split ring. He and his coworker are avid freshwater fishermen and experts on...
Looking forward to fishing with everyone.
A bonus from our three day Phenix July trip came out of a post on BD. I posted that the Pitbull split ring pliers were awsome for hooks on snipers. Pitbull liked post enough to send a great package for everyone on upcoming 6 day.
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Fathom 15 LD 2 Spd with 50lb braid
Fathom 25N LD 2 Spd with 65lb braid ..mono top
Accurate Tern 400 6:1 with 50lb braid ..mono top
These reels are backups only used a couple times. No rash and Tern has extra clamp and studs....$200 each or all 3 for $500
Never got travel insurance on any long range trip until now...
Mike Lackey told me I should have it; so l looked into it.
Read nightmare stories on BD...
$275 for 1 yr..
Rolls over on all my trips for 365 days
Medivac flight, cancelation, injuries, property, etc
Here's the direct link for Isla Guadalupe weather.
I'm leaving Sun for Lupe... Looks like rain gear from this Friday til next Thursday
Isla Guadalupe Weather Forecast, Tabasco, Mexico | 10 Day Weather Forecast...
Eddie sent me a teaser picture of 909XHJ progress.
2nd of 5 blanks I gave him. Only input I had was reel seat & soft grip material. Just like last rod he wrapped color scheme and hardware his choice.
Fished the first rod, Phenix Titan, and got many compliments.
Gave Eddie at Blacksmith Custom Rods my lighter Titan blank...told him to do whatever he wanted. When I pulled the rod out of the cover I was shocked. So shocked... I gave him a heavier Titan blank, two 9' Black Diamond blanks, and a 7' 80-200 Hybrid rail rod blank...
Can't wait to see them...