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  1. Blind Luck

    Vagabond 3 day or longer max 22 passengers

    Vagabond 3 day or longer max 22 passengers
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    Don't forget we can only keep the 5 Pelagic species at Lupe ... no bottom fish

    Don't forget we can only keep the 5 Pelagic species at Lupe ... no bottom fish
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    Recommend a boat for us please

    I would start with passports....apply tomorrow Maybe you will get them before 2023... 😁 Kind of a cluster right now Ridge or Alejos trips that fish the coast on the way home👍
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    PSA

    I just carry my lures with or ON me. Who needs a tackle box😂😂😂😂😂
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    Disposable Knife Jigs..1 and done

    The assist hook was hooked to figure 8 ring The jigs are damaged from bft clamping down. Wasn't complaining...trade $25 jig for triple digit tuna anytime. That would be like complaining about losing a $3 weight on a sinker rig tuna. Lol
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    Late (3 day) report....BRIDLE WORKS..."dont fish 80"..and other stories

    Same on Williamson and Mustad Rip Roller 280 to 400 gram 1/8" strip of glow tape about 6 to 8 inches long Line marked every 100 feet to 400 Eating bft tonight..lol
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    Late (3 day) report....BRIDLE WORKS..."dont fish 80"..and other stories

    Mike, Cam, and the whole crew has the bft gift. My freezer has been packed every year for about 4 years. JUST LISTEN TO WHAT THEY TELL YOU. Last 3day...Phenix Rods...Seth kept yelling pressure...look at picture...no pressure ...no fish
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    Phenix/Vagabond 3day 7/18-21

    YoZuri posted Dom's, @xistickfishx , pictures from the trip YoZuri HD 200# Pink killed the deep jig bft
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    Bad news...we may never get our spinners...went to check my downvotes...only login achievement...

    Bad news...we may never get our spinners...went to check my downvotes...only login achievement came up...I'm about 50 short
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    Anyone using a Phenix Axis 820XH Rod with a Penn Fathom 25N 2-Speed Reel

    I have a fewish...lol A pair of Talica 10ii on a pair of the H 25-60 for 30 or 40 lb bait ....lots of fun On the XH I use Talica 12ii's for 50 and 60 lb bait, sinker,, and yoyo For throwing I use 9ft Black Diamonds with Trinidad A's
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    What’s the trick??

    I wet the Megalodon before inserting it Easier removal No it doesn't go in all the way🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
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    Pink vs clear for bluefin

    I'm kind of partial towards pink 200lb on deep drops for bluefin...🤣🤣🤣🤣
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    LUCK ON THIS BFT

    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
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    JB WELD. old school. Lol

    JB WELD. old school. Lol
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    New Danco Pliers 2021 ICAST

    Belle and Howell will copy them in 2 months Tactical Fishing Pliers And if you buy in the next 10 minutes...receive a 2nd pair free...just pay a separate processing and shipping charge.. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
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    New Danco Pliers 2021 ICAST

    Do you order them from "Sharper Image", one of the QVC type TV shows or the magazine that used to be in the seat back on most airlines?
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    New Danco Pliers 2021 ICAST

    A few years ago the marketing team would have called them EXTREME pliers...now they're GAME CHANGERS So ...right around the same price as the game changing 2 spd reels we're using to catch these game changing bluefin? Is Danco donating $649 of the $699 to a game changing charity? I'll go...
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    The 400 gram red gold with a 1/8" glow tape got me a 120lb at 250' Tues morning Had 2 11/0...

    The 400 gram red gold with a 1/8" glow tape got me a 120lb at 250' Tues morning Had 2 11/0 Gamakatsu HD assist hooks on it. Figure 8 200lb pink YoZuri 280lb swivel
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    Disposable Knife Jigs..1 and done

    Someone needs to break apart one of the broken Mustads to see if they are through wired
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    I'm one of those people Brought 30 pre-made leaders on 3day Sunday....200 to 300lb Yozuri pink...

    I'm one of those people Brought 30 pre-made leaders on 3day Sunday....200 to 300lb Yozuri pink with figure 8 and heavy swivel on the ends....don't forget line saver and a good crimp. Gave them out to anyone who needed them. Lent out Pitbull SR Pliers
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    My point bring extra... That's reminded me of a guy complaining about losing rubberband torpedoe...

    My point bring extra... That's reminded me of a guy complaining about losing rubberband torpedoe weight "But they are $3 each" Once again bring extra
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    You're telling me not to hang them on the wall? I'll fish it on the 7 day..

    You're telling me not to hang them on the wall? I'll fish it on the 7 day..
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    Disposable Knife Jigs..1 and done

    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...
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    Phenix/Vagabond 3day 7/18-21

    Vagabond opened next year's trip today online Spots going fast
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    The cow rick caught in my picture at top of thread caught on Axis 4x railrod My 130 lb stick is...

    The cow rick caught in my picture at top of thread caught on Axis 4x railrod My 130 lb stick is an 8' 3x My 150lb stick is a 7' Hybrid 4x Dom's is a 7'6" Axis railrod..not sure 3 or 4x
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    Phenix/Vagabond 3day 7/18-21

    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 : Phenix chartermaster/prostaff Optimum Baits prostaff Maker of a great Bloody Mary 2nd...
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    Drag scale accuracy

    Z.. this is out of Shimano Talica manuals
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    Doubles as a reel bag

    Shopping video wouldn't load But did make 6 Italian rolled pizzas A favorite snack I bring on long range trips
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    Don't be ridiculous There's a box of spirits Look at video

    Don't be ridiculous There's a box of spirits Look at video
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    What are you talking about...I bought it to weigh fish... Actually I left my Weston on the boat...

    What are you talking about...I bought it to weigh fish... Actually I left my Weston on the boat for the ill prepared...
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    The bluefin unpredictable day/night/anytime bite really throws off happy hourssss

    The bluefin unpredictable day/night/anytime bite really throws off happy hourssss
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    Doubles as a reel bag

    Sometimes you have to improvise on multi day trips
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    Called them and thanked them for prompt service And thank you Dan Trophy has a new customer

    Called them and thanked them for prompt service And thank you Dan Trophy has a new customer
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    Drag scale accuracy

    Bought the brass drqg scale from Trophy Tqckle Ordered it Sat ..here today from NY DEAD NUTS ACCURATE ALL THROUGH THE RQNGE
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    A family affair....... 3 days on the Royal Star Part 2

    Your report has me even more excited for this weekend. Taking my brother on his first 3 day ...leaving Sunday Hoping for same success... a group of us are bringing friends/family that have never caught a fish over 100lbs.
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    Product Review: Pitbull Braided Line Cutter v2.0

    I've given HD split ring pliers to deckhands.. they use them all the time Taking extras on my trip leaving Sunday The regular split ring pliers work great on lighter lures.. bass fishing etc.
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    The serrated blades need to be razor sharp for spectra..plastic dulls it You should see what...

    The serrated blades need to be razor sharp for spectra..plastic dulls it You should see what wahoo wire does to serrated blades..lol Destroyed a pair wahoo fishing
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    Product Review: Pitbull Braided Line Cutter v2.0

    If you want to keep them sharp....the serrated blade is not for cutting mono or wire. There's the cut out close to pivot for cutting mono Full disclosure...Pitbull sponsors our long range charters
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    Just requested refund from bikeshitshow and placed the order with Trophy Tackle for less money

    Just requested refund from bikeshitshow and placed the order with Trophy Tackle for less money
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    BikeSomeWhere.com ...SCAMMERS!

    I just got the email the reviewers online said I would receive. "It was lost in transit at local post office hub...and they would start a claim for a refund " Going to report them to Amazon
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    I thought I was ...lol None of the tackle shops carried the brass spring scale I wanted

    I thought I was ...lol None of the tackle shops carried the brass spring scale I wanted
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    BikeSomeWhere.com ...SCAMMERS!

    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...
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    Paying the Tip?

    If you're worried about cash in your stateroom or the people you're fishing with... You are on the wrong boat or with the wrong passengers...never had a problem Fished the same boat for 7yrs...
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    Why put shit terminal tackle on the end of a $1000.00 rod & reel? How much did the trip cost?

    Why put shit terminal tackle on the end of a $1000.00 rod & reel? How much did the trip cost?
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    eBay Jigs and Amazon Swivels

    If anyone wants to test any fishing tackle..line ..etc You want to talk to Matt Forbes at Thirty Fathoms (on BD too) (I've posted regarding his awsome knot pullers) Matt said it was OK for me to post this.. He has professional testing equipment He has tested Phenix 150# braid for me..broke at...
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    eBay Jigs and Amazon Swivels

    Just for shits and grins we tested brand new split rings / assist hooks on some jigs We trash them anyway
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    Why did you join bloody decks?

    I Googled "PLENTY OF FISH . COM" Just went down hill from there Searching for women...ends up being a "sausage party"... welcome to BD
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    Tim, You said you and your buddy have a problem....I don't see it You just need a label maker...

    Tim, You said you and your buddy have a problem....I don't see it You just need a label maker... I printed out your pictures ... I use them to defend myself Mike
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    Wtf happened today on the water?,

    Launch ramps at Lake Havasu and Parker Strip have to be a contender for top billing. I've seen vehicles in the water, boats run up over the trailer into tow vehicle and don't forget the alchohol paddy wagon at the ramp.....
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    Shimano Customer Service Nightmare over 3 Flatfalls

    Last comment on this post To all you trolls that rag on me for complaining about customer service regarding 3 lures... So you guys have never returned anything to a store?...a car or boat battery?... you have never complained at a restaurant, airport, dmv, etc.? That is all customer service...
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    No... customer service is the deal

    No... customer service is the deal
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    You crack me up Warranty figured into cost.. I invented a marine product Manufacturer..overseas...

    You crack me up Warranty figured into cost.. I invented a marine product Manufacturer..overseas Landed cost $3.78 Retail $39.95 Profit for me Profit for retailer Plenty of room for customer service I manufactured thousands... How many does Shimano make‽
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    Shimano Customer Service Nightmare over 3 Flatfalls

    Jer Dog You have no clue either Ask people I fish with how many hooks, weights, lures, leaders etc I have given away. Because I want to...
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    Shimano Customer Service Nightmare over 3 Flatfalls

    Carl You have no clue Customer Service is their fuckin job While 3 lures at $20 each may be no big deal to you...it's a big deal to a lot of people.. I'm glad $60 doesn't require a second thought for you.... I'd rather give an extra $60 to Billy and the Red Shirts at the dock..they deserve a...
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    My free time....they wasted 4 employees time...

    My free time....they wasted 4 employees time...
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    Shimano Customer Service Nightmare over 3 Flatfalls

    Some of you guys are missing the point... The thread is about Customer Service not lures. I have heard tackle managers and other fishermen complain about the quality of Shimano PHONE C.S. versus showing up in Irvine.
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    Shimano Customer Service Nightmare over 3 Flatfalls

    UPS just dropped replacement jigs at my house Persistent pays off
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    I'M SHOCKED😆

    I'M SHOCKED😆
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    Shimano Customer Service Nightmare over 3 Flatfalls

    The super bright jigs are Pitbull Tackle Full disclosure...they sponsor our long range trips I love their products. I've caught bft on all three brands in pictures.. and Diawa too Just bought a bunch of Williamson from Melton...I'll try those next trip
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    Look at my 1 1/2 day Vagabond report Smashed them

    Look at my 1 1/2 day Vagabond report Smashed them
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    Shimano Customer Service Nightmare over 3 Flatfalls

    Hilarious Just got email from CS Mgr hoping they can regain my trust You can't make this shit up
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    Shimano Customer Service Nightmare over 3 Flatfalls

    The 2nd email showed a date coded 2/25/21 & location coded.. Turner's parking lot when I purchased jigs.... I sarcastically offered this picture as proof of purchase.... lol IN RESPONSE TO ALL THIS I GOT A COMPUTER GENERATED SHIPPING INVOICE AT 5 AM THIS MORNING FROM IRVINE ...THE EAST COAST...
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    Shimano Customer Service Nightmare over 3 Flatfalls

    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!!!
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    I've been to HB Bank many many times.... oh wait..you don't mean Huntington Beach ...Never mind...

    I've been to HB Bank many many times.... oh wait..you don't mean Huntington Beach ...Never mind 🤣🤣🤣 Looking forward to going further south past the ridge....
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    Excel 8 day report. June 10th-18th

    Soda Pop should write a book about his long range travels....some of you vets could write the history of SD long range. I had never heard of Clipperton til you guys all chimed in on the Furthest Traveled thread.
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    Vagabond 1 1/2 day. SMASHING BFT 6/7-9

    I'm on the 2 Phenix charters 3 day 18th of July 7 day end of September We have lots of swag and raffles
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    Setting Drag Spring Scale : straight off reel Vs Bendo pull...

    Whatever way you use a spring scale...use common sense on the boat Have seen connections fail, high stick rod explosions, and spring scales come apart. Be aware of your surroundings before you impale someone or hurt yourself. Double check equipment
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    Vagabond 1 1/2 day. SMASHING BFT 6/7-9

    The night bite was everything 200-300 gram flatfalls,SK's, etc
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    Vagabond 1 1/2 day. SMASHING BFT 6/7-9

    Last hours of trip Cameron got us on a school of bigger bft. 36 over 100lbs up to 197lbs...limits Best crew ever!
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    Friggin perfect! LOL

    Friggin perfect! LOL
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    Haven't heard this before...

    I hope they brought EXTREME rods, reels, line, lures, boots..........etc
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    Downvoters exposed

    Bill, You're jeopardizing your popularity LOL You are becoming infamous...
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    Pitbull Tackle..package of 10 400# figure 8 rings are $3.99 ...best price I found

    Pitbull Tackle..package of 10 400# figure 8 rings are $3.99 ...best price I found
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    Flat Fall sink rate

    I started at the fire hydrant in front of my house.... grabbed the kids chalk and marked the street every 50ft to 400 ft. Red sharper for 50,150, etc..black sharper for 100, 200 etc. 6" Mark's are clearly visible coming up on the spool... skipper calls out 250ft...I drop to 3rd black mark and...
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    Proven Assist Hooks for bluefin jigging

    Just talked to Gamakatsu U.S. The 720HD series are designed for big tuna
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    Proven Assist Hooks for bluefin jigging

    You're leaving out my lack of talent making my own assist hooks. LOL I like your setup...what hook are you using
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    Bluefin boat recommendation

    Vagabond has a 1 1/2 day leaving June 7th returning 9th morning. $480 permits and great food included. There is currently 10 spots open. Fantastic crew and passengers are always a plus fishing with Mike Lackey
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    Proven Assist Hooks for bluefin jigging

    My leader is attached to a figure 8 ring 250lb split ring attaches assist hook to figure 8 Worked great last season
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    Proven Assist Hooks for bluefin jigging

    It's all a gamble Last trip my buddy was fighting a 200+ bft kite fish....on the 2nd run the fight completely changed. When he finally got the fish to gaff we were amazed. Main hook from flyer had come out...he landed the fish with the large treble stinger embedded in the fishes face below the...
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    Proven Assist Hooks for bluefin jigging

    Just a lousy picture Here's a blowup
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    Lure ID Help

    Would you guys still bring them on a long trip? Maybe I'm wrong but haven't those heavy lead lures and Nomads kind of taken over as trolling lure of choice? I remember the "Tony the Tiger " & purple /black marauders getting a lot of wahoo
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    Proven Assist Hooks for bluefin jigging

    We bought 2 boxes of Gamakatsu HD 10/0 & 11/0.. 20 hooks Read a lot of good articles about them....each hook has 4) 220# cords, hook strength and size etc At retail of about $10 each they better work.. I have a trip leaving in a week... Will definitely let you know
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    Just go lucky... Excel 8 day phenix rods June 10th-18th

    Looking forward to your report/ storytelling
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    Downvoters exposed

    Final comment on this thread.. I have ROUGHLY: 275 posts 550 likes 125 upvotes 200 downvotes Dont know on thumbs down... This data only proves my point...it shows nothing BD has essentially CREATED A POPULARITY CONTEST WITH THE ACCURACY OF POLITICAL POLLING! Am I winning? WHO FUCKING CARES...
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    PowerPro Depth Hunter Info

    Here's maxcuatro diameter chart
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    Lure ID Help

    Correct Haven't used these for at least 5 yrs
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    I wasn't even fishing in 2006...but I'm sure I would have downvoted you then. LOL Proves my...

    I wasn't even fishing in 2006...but I'm sure I would have downvoted you then. LOL Proves my point how stupid this is...
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    Downvoters exposed

    If you look at 1st post ....I started to show what bullshit the whole vote system is when someone downvoted Soda Pop for adding another trip to his calendar. I did it in support of a Long Range icon! Downvote this...don't give a shit
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    Downvoters exposed

    I'm halfway to a coffee grinder...
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    Downvoters exposed

    I'm confused Do I soar like the bird or gallop like an ass? This thread put me over 100 on up and down votes.... Get rid of this high school feature.. LOL
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    Top Gun 80 elixir of choice?

    If you're fishing with Kathy...her jello shots make for a fun trip
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    Split Rings and their uses...

    Yes...my friends & deckhands tie 100# and under right to the figure 8. (Those of you who fish with me know I cant see the line) the edges are rounded so they don't cut into line
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    Downvoters exposed

    WELL SAID YOU GET AN UP VOTE... LOL
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    Downvoters exposed

    I got over 50 downvotes on this thread for a total of 126 Do I get honorable mention? LOL
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    Downvoters exposed

    We should arrange a "Jackass' charter The most inappropriate & fun trip of the year
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    Downvoters exposed

    Thanks to all...100 downvotes Perfect timing.... My buddy is driving me to pick up new rods and spools of braid
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    Downvoters exposed

    Come on... you're killing me 2 DOWNVOTES SHORT Then I can wear the hat Live life and laugh...LOL
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    Downvoters exposed

    Thank you I went from 70ish downvotes to 90 from this thread....10 more and I'm an ass... Maybe put that on a hat and wear it on trips LOL
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    Downvoters exposed

    You missed the point I don't care Been called worse than a downvote... LOL I think it's a ridiculous addition to BD
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    Downvoters exposed

    Hilarious....I got a down vote for telling you how to see a down vote SAYS IT ALL LOL
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    Downvoters exposed

    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...
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    Just go lucky... Excel 8 day phenix rods June 10th-18th

    If your on your phone... Hold your thumb down on the red -1... When the screen opens up release and click on open in new tab... The butt hurt down voter is revealed.. LOL
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    All of those are 1/0 & 2/0...on a few of my 120gram snipers (and similar jigs) I have 3/0 Last...

    All of those are 1/0 & 2/0...on a few of my 120gram snipers (and similar jigs) I have 3/0 Last year we landed bft up to about 65/70lbs on the 2/0 (and yellowtail) Some guys worry about the "swim" of the jig with the bigger hooks...my answer.. I'm not that good of a jig fisherman to chime in on that
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    SK and COLT SNIPER JIG HOOKS FOR BLUE FIN

    I usually have enough Owner 4X treble hooks and 200 or 250# Pitbull split rings with me to help a fellow fisherman not lose his catch. I find when I can help someone out...it makes everyone's trip better
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    I did the Let's Talk Hookup post If you want to go right to Frank's comments on Lupe.... starts...

    I did the Let's Talk Hookup post If you want to go right to Frank's comments on Lupe.... starts 23rd minute in first hour
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    Craig's slider sauce

    Here's Craig's sauce recipe from awsome fish sandwiches
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    5/23 Let's Talk Hookup...Fuel & Lupe

    Listened to part of interview again 1st hour at 23rd minute...he says $75 a day...3 day max at island
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    5/23 Let's Talk Hookup...Fuel & Lupe

    Correct me if I'm wrong...but this is what I understand Normal $110 Mexican permit The same $250 Ensinada fee as before The new fee is $75 per day per angler
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    5/23 Let's Talk Hookup...Fuel & Lupe

    Frank Lo Preste was on show today. He went over new fees for Guadalupe. Talked about possible fuel surcharges too
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    Split Rings and their uses...

    Funny you ask.... I can't decide myself I premade 5 each...130, 150, 200, and 300 lb in 3 & 4 ft....OCD I have issues... lol
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    Flatfall assist hook upgrade

    Gamakatsu HD They are 10/0 & 11/0 with four 220# cords...bulletproof Owner on trailing end Pitbull 250# split ring...priced right...to a Pitbull figure 8 400# ring..1/2 the price of others Then Jinkai crimps on Yo-Zuri pink flouro Very successful
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    Phenix/ Vagabond 3 & 7 day charter...Yo-Zuri sent 80, 130, & 200 lb flouro

    If you're as old as me you would know he was the announcer for several tv game shows. LOL
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    Phenix/ Vagabond 3 & 7 day charter...Yo-Zuri sent 80, 130, & 200 lb flouro

    Great flouro ALSO... JOHNNY GILBERT TELL OUR FISHERMEN MORE...LOL Not only Is Phenix Rods providing giveaways & raffles... Domnic (chartermaster) and i have arranged other sponsors....giveaways & raffles from: Pitbull Tackle Optimum Baits LeadMasters One Cool Tuna Fisherman's Processing...
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    Phenix/ Vagabond 3 & 7 day charter...Yo-Zuri sent 80, 130, & 200 lb flouro

    I have enough pink heavier, 80#, 130# & 200#, leader material for all your leader needs. THANKS TO YO-ZURI I also have crimps...etc...or bring what you prefer Blind Mike
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    Guadalupe 2021?

    The sharks are begging us to come back... They are having to work too hard
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    knots v. crimps in 100/130

    When testing your leaders...what do you consider a test pull? 60lbs ? 75lbs?
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    Advantage of Fish Processing?

    I have nothing but good things to say about Fishermen's Processing... From filets, collars, smoked & jerky...it's all been great. Melanie has even shipped a 25lb box of bft to a sponsor and they were elated.
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    Advantage of Fish Processing?

    Flash freezing is the #1 reason I process my fish. My last trip ...just the bft filets were over 125lbs...+ yt & yft. It would take over a week for your home freezer to freeze 200lbs of fish. Flash freezing keeps the fish FRESH. Read threads on freezers too...auto defrost (bad)...upright vs...
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    Guadalupe 2021?

    The earlier post regarding permits + daily costs were even uglier....
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    16 day Indy report

    Great report! My hat is off to all of you... At 60 I'm still learning how to relax on travel days...even a straight run to the ridge that's only 2 days. When I got fidgety...I used to smoke cigarettes Quit smoking ...haven't missed a meal since
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    Split Rings and their uses...

    I was told to put away my 300# leaders and stick with 200# primarily. Said 300# interferes with lure "action" I have a habbit of overkill on line etc...especially fishing at night
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    Split Rings and their uses...

    This setup allows me to change assist hooks or jigs easily on the figure 8 This jig got a 165# bft last trip
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    Split Rings and their uses...

    Swivel is on the other end of 130, 150, 200 & 300# leaders
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    Split Rings and their uses...

    Pitbull are half the price of JM Pack of 10 is $3.99 for 400#
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    Split Rings and their uses...

    The figure 8 rings in my pictures are 400# Pitbull tackle....they are thicker and rounded inner edge so they don't cut into loop
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    Crimp kit

    Everything in moderation NOT! ...a word never used fishing
  127. Blind Luck

    When did you decide to go custom?

    I agree with kai regarding warranty.... But I haven't broken any of my custom wrapped rods.
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    Listened to John..very knowledgeable I got carried away My kit has 2500 aluminum & 500 steel...

    Listened to John..very knowledgeable I got carried away My kit has 2500 aluminum & 500 steel sleeves in it All bagged in 50 packs So when someone has the wrong size I give them a bag I found if I improve the trip for some fishermen...it makes the trip better for all...
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    Another flat fall rigging thread

    Gamakatsu 720 heavy duty assist 11/0 hook 4) 220 lb cords
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    Ammo Bros

    Jeff from OCT told me to check out Ammo Bros....so I looked up website. They show a lot of top of the line products/brands. So I called..20k sq ft....OKUMA store inside fishing dept at SA store...going to expand fishing to all their stores. Going to make the drive and check it out. I'm always...
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    I 2nd that

    I 2nd that
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    The BEST thing you spent money on fishing

    Good for you I have optic nerve damage Can't see shit But still have a great time
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    The BEST thing you spent money on fishing

    My buddy bought a lifetime license in his 20's We're 60 now...good investment..it was under $500 back then
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    The BEST thing you spent money on fishing

    The Thirty Fathoms knot pullers have a hook pull machined into them...works great
  135. Blind Luck

    The BEST thing you spent money on fishing

    I have them too
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    The BEST thing you spent money on fishing

    Good for you... Personally I don't have kids... More tackle boxes...less X boxes
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    The BEST thing you spent money on fishing

    We got a lot of hits on wasted money... The best money spent was on my first long range trip years ago on the Vagabond. Been going every year since then... Nothing more relaxing
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    New Pit Bull Tool for my kit

    $12.99 a pair...they're a deal when it comes to fishing tackle...👍
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    New Pit Bull Tool for my kit

    On the Phenix/ Vagabond 3 & 7 day charters; Domnic and I pass them out . Pitbull has been very gracious with sponsoring these trips. The guys really like them...
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    BFT effects on the long term fishery...

    My biggest fear for bluefin is Mitsubishi Google their football field size freezers
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    DROPPER LOOP FOR YELLOWTAIL

    I love that fight... At Guadalupe in 2019 we were going after those possessed yt. Fishing method as described above. New custom rod and reel.My first catch..I ripped into the bite...it headed for the rocks...i battled it up to the boat...what a catch...4 1/2 to 5 feet long...too bad it was a...
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    We all have Thirty Fathoms knott pullers

    We all have Thirty Fathoms knott pullers
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    What tool to cut off welded rings from jigs?

    When I was in the automotive industry for 25 years.....I was called a tool whore. I made money having correct tool for the job. I apply the same thought with fishing tools. Knipex is the gold standard. Pitbull braid cutters and split ring pliers...awsome.
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    Is Fisherman's Processing still down

    Reservations confirmed for our group... Hope catching the fish will be that easy.
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    Shocking Story of DDT Dumping in San Pedro Channel

    This too will fall by the way side...people will forget .... When we grew up in north OC we lived along Los Coyotes Golf course We played around the Super Fund McCall Dumpsite military waste pits. During the winter we floated down the golf course on rafts. The water ran down from the dumpsite...
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    80# Rod Suggestions

    All my Axis rods are 8'2" ...I use them for bait sticks...softer tip..I fish them on low end of rating..e.g. 30-80lb is my 50, 40-100lb is my 60 My Black Diamonds are all 9' jig sticks again fished on lower ends of rating even more so... e.g. 30-80lb is my 40lb surface iron stick All of these...
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    Is Fisherman's Processing still down

    Kristen Just text Sean 8 reservations for Vagabond/ Phenix 3day and 2 reservations for Vagabond/ Phenix 7day Thanks M
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    Is Fisherman's Processing still down

    Sean posts almost daily updates on Instagram New building looks great
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    $750 for a Tranx 500

    "Only one left in stock" 🤣🤣🤣 Just like Amazon
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    Reel for Phenix Abyss 809

    I gave my nephew & a kid at local tackle shop that rod with Torium 16s on them. Fun setup Bob1825 is right...
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    Line Saver on Heavy Leaders

    Gary I rely on Woodfish330 to critique my posts... He probably has forgotten more than I'll ever know... lol... read his response on mono brands on my other thread... Mike
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    Reel for Axis 7’8” 30-80#?

    Matt I tend to fish my sticks midway in their range... Axis rods have a softer tip than my Black Diamonds & Hybrids. You bought a Twin Power 10k & Megalodon for your GT trip...(probably canceled)
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    Reel for Axis 7’8” 30-80#?

    I have the whole series of Axis rods (including an 8' 60-130lb rail rod) I sold the series in 7'2" and went up to 8'2" for primarily bait sticks All of them are paired with Talica 2 spds from an 8 to 25. That 30-80lb rod I pair with a 10ii for 40lb and a 12ii for 50lb I use my 16ii for 60lb on...
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    Searched for a thread on mono brands preferred

    One of the Phenix prostaff guys I fish with suggested it
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    Searched for a thread on mono brands preferred

    Someone sent me this brand ....Jinkai Anyone use this
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    Wealth of knowledge.... Read his response in my line saver post....

    Wealth of knowledge.... Read his response in my line saver post....
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    Searched for a thread on mono brands preferred

    I've always used Izor xxx smoke 20-100lb Just wanted input from you guys
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    Searched for a thread on mono brands preferred

    Tell me what brand mono... Why? Throwing irons....40 & 50# Heavier weights for yoyo jigs And 80-100#
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    Is 73 rods to much?

    I'm concerned...that might be too many... Unless you have the reels to go with them Then you're fine
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    Braid rotting

    PP hollow core ace Out of 15 rods I brought on the trip only the Talica 16 rotted 7 Talicas had hollow core My Talica 12 & 16 had 65# base w/ 50 & 60 flouro respective Reels sat during off season Then noticed "pasty" line
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    Line Saver on Heavy Leaders

    BEST ANSWER I'VE EVER RECEIVED ON BD
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    Braid rotting

    You could put 15lbs of pressure on 65lb line and it would pop. Deckhands respooled that reel on the boat
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    Braid rotting

    Makes sense on the line Real careful with reels Shimano just over the hill....drop off...pick up...like new
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    Line Saver on Heavy Leaders

    Which line savers are you guys using on 100-300lb leaders? SS spring SS loop Plastic loop None Plenty of info on crimps...not line saver
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    Braid rotting

    I used Dawn Thought it was safe for everything Lol Only the 65lb turned to shit 50,80, & 100 was fine That's fishing
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    Braid rotting

    I had some hollow core braid rot on my reels. I clean my reels every trip with water and mild soap. Any reason why that was only line that rotted?
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    Tested for high Mercury

    After Matt reminded me about mercury levels in fish...I looked up some articles on it. In college 40 yrs ago I cooked in a high end restaurant....we served tons of swordfish, tuna, thresher and trendy orange roughy...all the worst on current lists
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    What blanks would you use for a general purpose slow pitch jigging rod on a sportboat?

    I use 3 of the long fall rods for a lot of jigs...even surface irons Trinidad A's or Tranx on them depends on what we're doing. Have landed bottom fish and yt,yft, and bft.
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    What blanks would you use for a general purpose slow pitch jigging rod on a sportboat?

    I have Phenix Titans wrapped Phenix by Eddie Liebel of Blacksmith Custom Rods
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    Down Voting, what does it mean?

    Do we have to apologize after so many downvotes? In advance...sorry snowflake
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    What is an upvote ?

    How about BD shows who gives you upvotes and who gives you downvotes.... Who has a hard on for who!
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    Starter Rod Combos For Multi Day Trips

    I agree...get a feel for long range trips using the boats equipment...the LR boat I fish has all those Penns available... Make sure you like long range trips.... Check out other equipment people are fishing See what you're comfortable with... Then you can go out and spend a fortune like I did
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    Shimano Wing Fall - Any info?

    When I first started fishing...A seasoned fisherman said, "There are lures to catch fish and lures to catch fishermen." I've been caught hundreds of times. Maybe I should say $$$$$ times.😂😁
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    The "sunrise" Costas are awsome for any flat light / clouds etc

    The "sunrise" Costas are awsome for any flat light / clouds etc
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    Split Rings and their uses...

    Agree 100% When we were hooking the 40-80# bft on snipers last year; we grabbed our trusty Pitbull Tackle split ring pliers and bought 6 packs of 3X Owners and changed out everyone's hooks on the boat. Several dead bft... lol
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    Super Stoked...Old Glory on the hunt offshore departs 7pm tonight, Friday 3/26

    AA 1 1/2 day this morning 180 lbs Good luck you guys
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    Steve, Kind of the same thing Sold a bunch of my Phenix Black Diamond & Hybrid rods Bought the...

    Steve, Kind of the same thing Sold a bunch of my Phenix Black Diamond & Hybrid rods Bought the same exact blanks and had them custom wrapped. Because we all know custom rods catch more fish. LOL
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    Really didn't want to "like" this out of pure jealousy... lol

    Really didn't want to "like" this out of pure jealousy... lol
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    Bay / Harbor Random catch while getting bait ...

    Caught an almost legal halibut on a sabiki at the buoy by entrance of SD harbor. Thought the rod was going to explode.
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    What did you waste the most money on...tackle wise?

    I know you guys are bagging on Flatfalls but I have had success on big bft. Hooked 3 on 250-320 gram Shimano & Nomads Snapped an 80# knot, broke 100# mono and landed this one on 130#. This picture is from the Phenix/ Vagabond 6 day last year.....we landed several on Flatfalls
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    What did you waste the most money on...tackle wise?

    FHS..my friend and I go...buy a shirt and spend $200 on food and beer Day at the Docks....bought nothing but food and beer There's a pattern here
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    What did you waste the most money on...tackle wise?

    I thought there would be some 2500 yard spools of line that cooked in your garage before it got used.... lol Here's another 2...bought a pair if trolling rods & reels for friend's boat... He sold boat next season
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    Another young boat owner in need of some help

    This is this morning's shipping traffic. Radar is a lifesaver...
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    What did you waste the most money on...tackle wise?

    Did anybody buy an excercise bike to get in shape for a long range trip? You're busted....
  185. Blind Luck

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

    I don't count the 40' offshore boat 20 yrs ago.. I'll end up in counseling....
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    What did you waste the most money on...tackle wise?

    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
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    which is the best ultrathin braid? maxcuatro? J9? others?

    Next you're going to tell me reel companies like about line capacity and drag....I'm crushed lol Thanks for info...
  188. Blind Luck

    which is the best ultrathin braid? maxcuatro? J9? others?

    Here's maxcuatro line diameter screen shot if that helps
  189. Blind Luck

    Surface Iron - all spectra

    Someone always has to bring politics into discussion....LOL. I crack me up Actually my friends and deckhands tie all my stuff because I can't see the line...Im just happy I can fish
  190. Blind Luck

    Surface Iron - all spectra

    Great info...thanks I think my biggest problem is proper retrieval of line onto spool... or trying to whip the rod too hard..
  191. Blind Luck

    Surface Iron - all spectra

    Comment on this.... I heard you get more hits that stick with the mono stretch... Don't know if that's true... I'm not great at surface irons
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    Surface Iron - all spectra

    I do the same as pitchinwedge Straight braid to 3ft flouro on Tranx 400 & 500s On Trinidads about 50yrds of xxx I bring extra rolls of 30 & 40 izor for "mishaps"
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    Introducing, the Eddie Van Halen jig....

    Have 1 of the 300 Fender Custom Shop Frankenstein EVH Strats...box has never been opened..all paperwork etc. This picture is from online..good match
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    Shimano Torium 40

    And I "liked" your post on Ig...lol
  195. Blind Luck

    Phenix / Vagabond 3 day & 7 day Sponsor teaser

    Call Vagabond or look online for available spots 3 day July 18-21 7 day Sept 26- Oct 3 Pictured is group shot after 6 day last year
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    Phenix / Vagabond 3 day & 7 day Sponsor teaser

    Join us for fun, friends, fishing & swag
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    What CnC irons do you use

    Yes..it's my buddy's 20 w/50# on it..he loves it I throw 4 custom Phenix Black Diamonds custom wrapped by Eddie Liebel. All have either a Trinidad A or Tranx on them
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    What CnC irons do you use

    Fished a Phenix Rods/ Vagabond charter with Jeff from OCT. Pictures tell the story. I watch for him to do specials ... well worth it
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    What CnC irons do you use

    OCT One Cool Tuna
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    Recent Flatfall info - Pacifica and others

    Here's the setup I've had success with Leader: Pitbull 235# swivel 200-300# flouro 3' long + line savers Pitbull figure 8 ring Nomad & Shimano Flatfalls: Pitbull 200-300# split ring to "eye" end of lure Gamakatsu 10/0 or 11/0 Heavy assist hook (comes w/ 4 strands of 200# cord) attached to sr...
  201. Blind Luck

    Trolling rod rail strap?

    I had several custom ones made for trolling rods and drag scales 10 in blue and yellow to match Vagabond 4 in red for friend's sportfisher 4 that match my trolling rods Misc. Others for friends Found clasps shown above in stainless or brass for under $3each Every color strap by the foot at...
  202. Blind Luck

    Garage Chest Freezer - Looking for Recommendations

    I use an upright I also sort out filets by size and species. Then I put each group in 10-12" deep plastic tubs (w/ lids) The plastic tubs fit 3 wide on each shelf...and keep the freezer blower from damaging my fish...no freezer burning Then real OCD kicks in...the tubs are labeled with a...
  203. Blind Luck

    Knot puller?

    Matt has been one of the best I have dealt with... You can't go wrong
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    Shimano Trinidad 20 A bearing questions ?

    I took 10 of my Shimano reels to Irvine headquarters. My bill came to $290 for labor...No charge for bearings, shafts etc. (37 parts listed) I'll drop off 10 more this year ...how can you go wrong? Most of the top reel manufacturers offer this service...$25-$30 per reel for labor...n/c parts.
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    BRAID, MONO & FLOURO CUTTERS

    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...
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    Knot puller?

    Thorty fathoms has a special on Instagram Here's the code they posted
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    Knot puller?

    I have bought several sets from Thirty Fathoms for gifts . Have given them to friends, crew, & captains
  208. Blind Luck

    How To: Shimano Talica 50 Power Handle Install on Talica 12 - 25

    He can even drop gear ratio on smaller Talicas etc
  209. Blind Luck

    How To: Shimano Talica 50 Power Handle Install on Talica 12 - 25

    Yes...fast retrieve high gear 250 gram Flatfall bit at about 250 ft deep Got it straight down and used Cal's low low gear to pull it up
  210. Blind Luck

    How To: Shimano Talica 50 Power Handle Install on Talica 12 - 25

    Rich lists the screws also because 2 screws on the 50 handle are different. The Tac 50 uses 3mm screws...tac 8- tac 25 uses 2.5 cm screws. Rich...you want more power? I live 12 miles from Cal Sheets...had him trick out 1 of my Tac 25's with low 1st gear This bft was turned around and wrenched in
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    Anybody try out the slow pitch jigs from Striker?

    I tried with success the various Pitbull jigs locally and on a 6 day to Mexico Even caught yt on the Dead Eye...other species on Dead Fall.. The oddest hook up was a Dorado on a Bora jig.. The Bora also got Lings etc. Company is from Northern California...I bought on their website. I bought...
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    $10-$40 Gift ideas to go along with Anemic's B.F. POST

    $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 Or website Hats from your favorite vendors Man cave wall art Yeti..$15-45. Turner's Post more items...I'm always looking...
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    Cow Reels

    Oh..the Phenix 6 day was one of those trips
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    Giveaways on The San Diego Nov 22nd

    Phenix Rods is also sending me a box. I asked for swag aimed at kids on the boat... last trip on the SD I gave the kids Phenix Velcro patches ..that was all I had in my bag.
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    Giveaways on The San Diego Nov 22nd

    Matt from Thirty Fathoms sent some Knott Pullers to raffle off
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    Giveaways on The San Diego Nov 22nd

    Viewdoo/ Vantifog shipped sunglass gels. They are awsome antifog and cleaner. Supposed to get enough for everyone on the boat
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    VAGABOND STATEROOMS

    Meat locker? If your on top bunk along starboard wall bring a nut warmer...lol
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    VAGABOND STATEROOMS

    Needless to say...I can sleep anywhere I found when the boat has the rocking going on the galley level rooms are interesting. My favorite is behind the bait tank in a comfortable chair On the Phenix trips Dom thinks it's funny taking pictures of me sleeping after a travel cocktail. Maybe you...
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    Giveaways on The San Diego Nov 22nd

    SEAFORTH JUST CALLED ME WE'RE GOING OFFSHORE NOT CORONADOS
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    Giveaways on The San Diego Nov 22nd

    First box got delivered Come and fish with us
  221. Blind Luck

    Giveaways on The San Diego Nov 22nd

    1 for you....lol First time I been moved Well anyway Viewdoo is sending me sunglass cleaner for everyone too
  222. Blind Luck

    Jig Giveaway on The San Diego Nov 22nd

    Check out my post on SoCal inshore and islands report
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    Giveaways on The San Diego Nov 22nd

    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.
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    pet peeve: stickers on jigs

    On vintage car restorations where the suspension has black oxide plating...WD40 is the worst. People would spray it on like Armor All at shows and wonder why the suspension would rust....it breaks down oils
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    pet peeve: stickers on jigs

    Jeff is 100% correct WD40 is not a lubricant or protectant It's a solvent
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    Recent Flatfall info - Pacifica and others

    Just got Pitbull Tackle Dead Fall jig Going to give it a try...check out glow Rigged with swivel, 200# flouro, 400# figure 8, 200# split ring and assist hooks
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    pet peeve: stickers on jigs

    I just put my name tag over the price tag so the fish know it's me... lol
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    Full day aboard the San Diego , gear check

    Listen to Ryan or Matt They are out there every day Whether they say #2 or #4 hooks with 15lb flouro or 1/0 on 40lb mono follow their lead. Change your bait every 30-60 seconds.
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    Full day aboard the San Diego , gear check

    Here's the catch from Sunday ...Took my nephew
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    Super Cows on the AA

    The funniest thing about these big bft fish is: 3 yrs ago I got a 200+....and it was a big deal. Now it's almost if you catch a 100/150#...why didn't you release it? They keep getting bigger.. LOL
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    CIGARS...A MUST ON LONG RANGE

    Never expected this response... We've done day charters for the cigar smokers... I can only imagine a long range trip with a cigar & alchohol tasting.... Instead of bringing a dozen rods....I'd bring 2 I would bring 60 or 70 cigars + proper after dinner drinks...How relaxing is that?
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    Recent Flatfall info - Pacifica and others

    One key is the leader Tried to take a decent picture of my 200# flouro after a short fight...lots of abrasion...not swallowed Oh...and cut me slack on picture...I really can't see shit...lol
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    Recent Flatfall info - Pacifica and others

    Just got back from a 6day on Vagabond Lost a Nomad Buffalo 320 gram crimson when 100# line snapped between 200# leader and 130# braid. Landed a 135# on a 250 gram Shimano FF.. Both "rerigged/hooked" Both fish bit on fast retrieval...starting at 350'
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    CIGARS...A MUST ON LONG RANGE

    Google exactly that and it comes up Blend of fillers Available online
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    SKB 7200 custom

    I stack 4 Plano 3400 latch cases $4.96 each at walmart There's still room for "belt tools" on top of the 4 cases
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    SKB 7200 custom

    Just got off Phenix 6day on Vagabond My tie downs worked great...box didn't move coming back from Mex. First we killed it in US
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    VAGABOND/ PHENIX 6DAY OCT4-10 SPONSOR GIFT/RAFFLES

    Domnic & I are lining up many sponsors for next year Phenix Vagabond 3 & 6 day trips in 2021. Everyone loved tools and terminal tackle from Pitbull, knot pullers from Thirty Fathoms, sunglass gel from Vantifog, lures from One Cool Tuna, Yeti cups and shirts from Turner's, gift certs from...
  238. Blind Luck

    VAGABOND/ PHENIX 6DAY OCT4-10 SPONSOR GIFT/RAFFLES

    We did great I got 2 bft, a 165# on the kite and a 135# on a Flatfall + yt, yft, and Dorado. We had a ton of giveaways Domnic from Phenix got his first cow bft @218# Many personal bests
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    Cow tuna jigs

    Fuckin Hilarious
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    Sheers or Snips?

    AutoZone $13.49 DURALAST Home Depot $15.00. WISS Amazon $15.00. WISS
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    Sheers or Snips?

    Had to repack 1 box for tomorrow's trip Here is AutoZone and Wiss
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    CIGARS...A MUST ON LONG RANGE

    I don't know of a single boat that will kick you off for smoking cigars, cigarettes, or vaping. This thread is about smoking high end cigars. Have smoked them with passengers, captains, and deck hands....
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    CIGARS...A MUST ON LONG RANGE

    Hey Jeff I actually quit smoking cigarettes Haven't smoked in a year Never really drank Leaving tomorrow on a 6 day Plan on drinking and smoking cigars Maybe Long Range fishing is a bad influence.. LOL If you do need to quit smoking cigarettes... Read Qyit Smoking the easy way by Alan Karr (?)...
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    CIGARS...A MUST ON LONG RANGE

    I hit post by accident This trip I will have the 10yr Champagnes, San Latanos & Fuentes.... Bob stock's over 50 brands and 500 varieties from those brands... Old Town Smoke Shop Temecula Ca
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    CIGARS...A MUST ON LONG RANGE

    My brother and his wife also own Cheap Bastard & Golf Bastard Cigars. Great entry level cigars at a reasonable price. I used to bring boxes to hand out but newbies tended to thrash Mike's boat. Now my brothers sends about 40 fan favorites... fans being friends/ deckhands that rig my setups...
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    CIGARS...A MUST ON LONG RANGE

    Temecula
  247. Blind Luck

    CIGARS...A MUST ON LONG RANGE

    Most guys on the boat have a favorite...when I hand them a free $15 cigar
  248. Blind Luck

    CIGARS...A MUST ON LONG RANGE

    A good cigar smells a lot better vs. strawberry shit cake vaping...lol
  249. Blind Luck

    CIGARS...A MUST ON LONG RANGE

    Here's another reason to fish with Domnic & myself on Phenix Vagabond trips. My brother owns a cigar shop. He sends cigars we bring him fish....win/win What's your favorite cigar?
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    SKB 7200 custom

    Was up late rigging for 6 day Yes there is a knot where I tied the loop together Upper and lower cords are separate
  251. Blind Luck

    Wind on’s

    How long will properly stored wind ons last? I have 10 or so of Basil's wind ons we've had indoor in a closet for a few years.
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    SKB 7200 custom

    I bumped the other thread
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    SKB BUNGIE CHORD LID MODIFICATION

    Here's the mods Bump
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    SKB 7200 custom

    Domnic and I used NO hardware to rust Look at my old thread 1 or 2 months ago Drilled holes in inner wall Bought 7' of cord Cut cord in half Looped it through space between outer and inner wall Used grommetswhere cord goes through inner wall My old thread has pictures ....step by step No...
  255. Blind Luck

    Sheers or Snips?

    What can I say IM OCD Bought another pair from AutoZone Here they are
  256. Blind Luck

    SKB 7200 custom

    Search bungie chord skb on BD I spelled cord wrong on post Pictures of grommets etc
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    Sheers or Snips?

    In case you cant fond wiss Or dont like red...lol Prefer blue... Auto zone has Duralast Same exact thing Here's picture of 10" shares All my other crap is packed for Sunday
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    Sheers or Snips?

    You would fit right in on one of our trips... Nothing is off limits... You could laugh when I bring up an empty bait hook...trying to feel it in the air.. I look like I'm trying to catch imaginary butterflies on acid... My fishing buddies, Vagabond crew, The SD crew, and New Seaforth crew are...
  259. Blind Luck

    Sheers or Snips?

    Ask Domnic, charter master on this Sunday's Phenix 6day we're on, after he's finished rigging 13 rods I bring. 13? I have duplicate setups so no one has to re-rig my sticks during a bite..lol
  260. Blind Luck

    Sheers or Snips?

    15.00 at Walmart too...just looked it up The funniest thing is.... those of you that fish with me know I can't see well enough to use any of this stuff on the boat...only with magnifying light at my desk.. Blind Mike
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    Sheers or Snips?

    I own most of the Pitbull tools...started a thread on both sizes of split ring pliers by Pitbull. Have given sr pliers & braid cutters to deckhands & captains on the Vagabond, The SD, & New Seaforth (and fellow fishermen) ...but I too own the Wiss shears. By the way the Wiss shears are on sale...
  262. Blind Luck

    Sheers or Snips?

    Come on the Phenix Vagabond 6 day leaving this Sunday....Pitbull is also a sponsor. Pictured is just part of the swag Dom (Phenix prostaff/charter master) and I are giving to all passengers. I have also given away probably 10 pair of braid cutters to deckhands and friends. They are awsome
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    Figure 8 Rings on Heavier Flat Falls

    I have some with bridle/Hawaiian sling The ff's I set up with a swivel used a 3' 150# crimped leader..the figure 8 at the lure and swivel at end of leader....Are you guys saying swivel at lure and solid ring at end of leader?
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    Figure 8 Rings on Heavier Flat Falls

    Found another diagram on the back of the package of 400# figure 8 rings The assist hooks I have are attached to a split ring
  265. Blind Luck

    Figure 8 Rings on Heavier Flat Falls

    I had some rigged like that by Anthony at Last Chance Tackle....he called it a Hawaiian Sling
  266. Blind Luck

    Figure 8 Rings on Heavier Flat Falls

    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
  267. Blind Luck

    Attaching Shimano Flat Fall Jig

    Can any of you post how you rig "figure 8" rings on jigs?
  268. Blind Luck

    Oct 10-18 RR3 trip:Need help!

    Simple solution Buy another bag and BRING ALL OF IT I had to rent a UHaul for next Sunday lol
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    VAGABOND/ PHENIX 6DAY OCT4-10 SPONSOR GIFT/RAFFLES

    Bring a bag for your swag....just hooked up more raffles
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    SKB 7200 custom

    Strong enough Not bulky overkill
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    SKB 7200 custom

    17" Motorcycle loop straps 3/4" ratchet straps Both from Amazon Loop sraps screwed in place...shoulder strap blind nuts
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    BEST PRICE ON SKB TACKLE BOX

    So I saved $120 on both + no shipping
  273. Blind Luck

    BEST PRICE ON SKB TACKLE BOX

    That's awsome Beats some of the estate sales where I scored old lures
  274. Blind Luck

    BEST PRICE ON SKB TACKLE BOX

    Google "loftus & martin"
  275. Blind Luck

    BEST PRICE ON SKB TACKLE BOX

    The triple latch are tougher when dropped or when they slide out because I didn't close the lid....
  276. Blind Luck

    BEST PRICE ON SKB TACKLE BOX

    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...
  277. Blind Luck

    Are you a puker?

    For a post that started out to save you guys on purchase price of Dramamine ; this has become quite educational. The only problem I had with your responses was...I threw up after posts about 20' seas up north. All of us are affected differently. Take for example my friend on BD...He puked last...
  278. Blind Luck

    VAGABOND/ PHENIX 6DAY OCT4-10 SPONSOR GIFT/RAFFLES

    Pitbull also has free shipping after $50 Look at prices on some of their terminal tackle I bought a bunch of figure 8 rings, split rings, and hooks....killer prices
  279. Blind Luck

    VAGABOND/ PHENIX 6DAY OCT4-10 SPONSOR GIFT/RAFFLES

    Pitbull is going to expand their dealer network in Southern California...until then check out pitbull.com. They have great terminal tackle , lures, etc online. I will be fishing with their Bora lures this trip. Domnic and I are going to try them on YT and HOO if we go to the ridge. Definitely...
  280. Blind Luck

    VAGABOND/ PHENIX 6DAY OCT4-10 SPONSOR GIFT/RAFFLES

    Talked to Cameron before he went out on Vagabond this week. You're exactly right...lobster next weekend
  281. Blind Luck

    VAGABOND/ PHENIX 6DAY OCT4-10 SPONSOR GIFT/RAFFLES

    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...
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    Are you a puker?

    I named this GW MFr @lupe
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    SKB 7200 custom

    Dom, Phenix pro and I, bought 2 boxes and changed all kinds of stuff Rocket launchers, hold down loops w/ micro ratchet straps, bungie cord replacement here's some picks PM me for Loftus # and his painters #
  284. Blind Luck

    Are you a puker?

    Only if I drink one of Domnic's cocktails with it
  285. Blind Luck

    Are you a puker?

    First time I got it at a pharm....I asked for mescaline...pharmacist said not since 80s. He wanted to go fishing with us
  286. Blind Luck

    Are you a puker?

    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. Tight...
  287. Blind Luck

    Need help picking my combos

    One of our group passed away a couple years ago....another tackle whore...(me too) We set up all his grandkids with complete fresh and saltwater gear...all top notch stuff. We still had tons of stuff...too much to try and sell piece by piece... I called John at San Diego Tackle Traders. John...
  288. Blind Luck

    Reel suggestion for bluefin

    Talicas... My Cal Sheets 25 ....130# Another 25 ....100# 20....80# 16.....60# 12......50# Both 10s...40# 8....30# Love the reels Bought Penn Fathoms for loaners A lot of bang for the buck
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    Inshore Trolling Rod & TLD30 2SPD

    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 Mike 949-275-8888 Almost cut them down for kite rods
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    SKB BUNGIE CHORD LID MODIFICATION

    I searched some of the old SKB posts for different ideas to lift and support main box. There is everything from wood plank, square tubing to neoprene skids
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    SKB BUNGIE CHORD LID MODIFICATION

    Ordered ...
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    SKB BUNGIE CHORD LID MODIFICATION

    I 2nd it Spill on the pouches
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    SKB BUNGIE CHORD LID MODIFICATION

    Actually the rocket launchers do support the box AND all the crap inside You were worried about boat rocking...I am concerned about breaking the launchers before that...strapping box to tackle rack I'm looking to fill that void under the box
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    SKB BUNGIE CHORD LID MODIFICATION

    Also received rocket launchers I ordered from John Loftus...next have to make hold down straps for box to tackle racks
  295. Blind Luck

    SKB BUNGIE CHORD LID MODIFICATION

    That is 2 separate loops Bought 7' of cord Cut in half Did 1 section at a time
  296. Blind Luck

    SKB BUNGIE CHORD LID MODIFICATION

    Let me try to help Based on 3/16 or 1/4 bungie cord I'd of grommet = od of bungie cord Width of groove 1/8"= wall thickness of lid inner wall od of GROOVE = final drill /hole size Made a jig/template so all holes are mirrored When you pull cord tight and crimp or tie connection...make sure...
  297. Blind Luck

    SKB BUNGIE CHORD LID MODIFICATION

    Cord v. Chord My bad
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    Out on the Vagabond Tomorrow Aug 20, 3 day

    If it's easy to bounce...it's just as easy to throw it back!
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    SKB BUNGIE CHORD LID MODIFICATION

    I bought 3/16 chord...1/4 would work fine. Key is the groove on the grommets I used is 1/8" ...which is close to the inner wall thickness of the lid. Fed chord through with piece of wire. The chord and grommets came to a whopping $5...add my $3 licensing fee...you're only out $8 LOL
  300. Blind Luck

    SKB BUNGIE CHORD LID MODIFICATION

    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.
  301. Blind Luck

    Vagabond Phenix 6 day Oct 4th-10th

    I was told Pitbull is working on expanding dealer network.
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    Best Masks?

    IRONY...... Elliot silkscreens them for me here in Temecula . Do you even have to guess where the masks are made? That's irony...lol
  303. Blind Luck

    Best Masks?

    I'm not getting rich.... I spent $400 on masks that I gave away. It also helped CalTs a small business near my house. The SD masks were given to friends of mine..fishermen and crew. Ryan got the rest for his regulars. The Vagabond/ Phenix were done for 3 day sponsor trip. My response: If it...
  304. Blind Luck

    Best Masks?

    Best masks? The ones I had made for my trips and friends...Lol
  305. Blind Luck

    Pitbull Split Ring Pliers

    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...
  306. Blind Luck

    Offshore VAGABOND Aug 7-10

    That sums up why I fish with Mayor Lackey and his family.....THE VAGABOND
  307. Blind Luck

    Easiest Split Ring Pliers for Colt Snipers etc

    Thought I would post a picture for you guys that fish freshwater too. This is Anthony from Last Chance Tackle opening up a #2 split ring with the standard Pitbull split ring pliers
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    Vagabond Phenix 6 day Oct 4th-10th

    I went through the website...easier for me You might call customer service at Pitbull
  309. Blind Luck

    Vagabond Phenix 6 day Oct 4th-10th

    65lbs less than your yellowfin....you funny guy
  310. Blind Luck

    Vagabond Phenix 6 day Oct 4th-10th

    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. Viewdoo also like...
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    Easiest Split Ring Pliers for Colt Snipers etc

    I still think the Pitbull split ring pliers (both sizes) are the easiest and most versatile to use. The friends and deckhands I've given the pliers to really like them. I've only been able to use them on a work bench with a magnifying glass/light. (No blood blisters ..lol) They worked well...
  312. Blind Luck

    Easiest Split Ring Pliers for Colt Snipers etc

    Shon, Even the fans of HPA sr pliers for the heavier rings say they have 2 or 3 different pair for lighter rings. ( check out old BD posts for lighter ring pliers ..July 2019) At about $13 each for Pitbulls, I covered all my needs for $30 including tax. The regular pair works for freshwater and...
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    Offshore Easiest Split Ring Pliers for Colt Snipers etc

    Was PM's where to buy them... I bought them on pitbull.com where the free shipping kicked in after ordering other items. Their website lists dealers in San Diego area including Ken's, other tackle shops & landings. There's quite a few tackle shop from L.A. to SD that carry them....just not Temecula
  314. Blind Luck

    Easiest Split Ring Pliers for Colt Snipers etc

    pitbull.com has all their tools on it including the also fantastic braid cutters. There is also a list of dealers in SD.
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    2 Penn and 1 Accurate reels

    Obviously Klong60 got the reels & sponsor giveaways...Enjoy
  316. Blind Luck

    2 Penn and 1 Accurate reels

    HERE'S THE LATEST ONE OF THE GUYS IS COMING TO MY HOUSE BY 8AM...IM SURE WHEN HE SEES THEM THEY WILL BE GONE I WILL POST OTHERWISE
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    Easiest Split Ring Pliers for Colt Snipers etc

    And yes the HD pair work on Owner Ultra Split rings Picture of a 370# Owner Ultra opened with ease
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    2 Penn and 1 Accurate reels

    MAYBE I SHOULD HAVE MENTIONED THEY ARE SPOTLESS...SCRATCHLESS..ETC
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    2 Penn and 1 Accurate reels

    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 $500 949-275-8888 Temecula Really don't...
  320. Blind Luck

    Offshore Easiest Split Ring Pliers for Colt Snipers etc

    Called one of my friends Here is a picture of th Heavy Duty pliers making life easy ... 370 LB OWNER ULTRA SPLIT RING THE PITBULL PLIERS RETAIL FOR $12.99 That's why I can afford to give them as gifts.
  321. Blind Luck

    Offshore Easiest Split Ring Pliers for Colt Snipers etc

    Pitbull has 2 sizes of the pliers The heavy duty pair have a They sell 2 sizes...both are $12.99 The "Heavy Duty" are designed for the 200-400# split rings on my trolling stuff I have both pair and the braid cutters. I have given the 3 pack to fishing buddies and deck hands
  322. Blind Luck

    Easiest Split Ring Pliers for Colt Snipers etc

    We changed a lot of treble and assist hooks on last weekend's 3day. Pitbull split ring pliers were the easiest by far. I bought both sizes this week. Sent some to friends.
  323. Blind Luck

    Offshore Easiest Split Ring Pliers for Colt Snipers etc

    We changed a lot of hooks on my 3 day last week. The Pitbull pliers were the easiest to use by far. No distortion of the rings.
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    Proper tipping

    That's why Billy probably knows your name as well as mine
  325. Blind Luck

    Proper tipping

    I have always fished the same LR boat.... I tip $80-$100 for all my long range trips. OH...THAT'S 80 TO 100 PER DAY Just got in on a 3 day yesterday...we killed em Gave the guys $300 and I had giveaways for everyone on the boat (Gators & Viewdoo sunglass gels) I like everyone to have fun
  326. Blind Luck

    Masks or no masks.

    I had gaters made for boats I fish. I give them away... if it helps keep one person stay safe ...great! Pictures of artwork and finished gators
  327. Blind Luck

    Offshore Fishing with into the depths Sportfishing. Any reviews?

    Fished with Andrew aka Fluffy many times on the Vagabond. I want to take my nephew kite fishing with him
  328. Blind Luck

    Old trip reports

    A KNAC shirt... the Ron McCoy Radio show 105.5% pure rock God we're getting old
  329. Blind Luck

    Which Long Range Boat and why?

    I'm taking a different approach.... Don't go on any of the LR boats. When I was younger...Quit drugs cold turkey Later I quit smoking by reading a book on how to quit. Drinking never really a vice Now we get to LR The overnights and 1 1/2 day trips are the "gateway" Then you try a 3 day...it's...
  330. Blind Luck

    Long Range Reopening Plan

    Are all you guys going to bring your arguments on 8, 10, and 16 day trips? I can't wait to enjoy a nice relaxing fishing trip with a verbalized version of these discussions. Now that would be a waste of a $5k vacation... LOL
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    Guadalupe Island White Sharks

    Late Sept / Early Oct they still take a toll. Look close and you can see the fishing line
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    Long Range Travel Insurance

    That's OVER 100 miles from port.
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    Long Range Travel Insurance

    I have an insurance card from Bob He knows I'm already booked on some trips and may do more Don't need to tell him day to day Only covers trips 100 miles from port
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    Offshore HELP TO OUR LOCAL FLEET

    My mother was 35 yrs old when my father caught a foreign virus (causing enlarged heart muscle) and died leaving her with 4 small boys. Friends, neighbors and yes strangers helped my family out. So closing in on 60 I still act the way mom raised us..."PAY IT FORWARD "
  335. Blind Luck

    Offshore HELP TO OUR LOCAL FLEET

    The Vagabond and the San Diego are summer time family....I'll be fine
  336. Blind Luck

    Offshore HELP TO OUR LOCAL FLEET

    If I could send Ryan money for 6 open tickets for this season...sign me up...
  337. Blind Luck

    Offshore HELP TO OUR LOCAL FLEET

    I tried and was told by Seaforth's office the system does not allow you to buy open ended tickets. So then I asked if I could buy myself a gift card for future use...was told no
  338. Blind Luck

    Offshore HELP TO OUR LOCAL FLEET

    I tried to buy $1,000.00 worth of future passes on the San Diego through Seaforth about 2 weeks ago. My theory was if I bought the tickets, I could force my brother to fish with me later. Seaforth told me I couldn't buy a credit on my account. Ryan, Matt and crew go out of their way to make sure...
  339. Blind Luck

    How many of you cancelling LR trips?

    All my trips insured by Bob Dawson Check out my thread LR INSURANCE
  340. Blind Luck

    How many of you cancelling LR trips?

    I insured all my LR trips with Bob Dawson. For inshore...bought a new rig...fishing by myself ...LOL
  341. Blind Luck

    Long Range Travel Insurance

    Text Bob Dawson He replied .... My insurance covers "accident or illness "...I'm covered Does not cover "fear of illness" So all my lr trips covered for the year... Instead of guessing at fine print on my policy... Call Bob direct....he also goes LR out of SD
  342. Blind Luck

    Long Range Travel Insurance

    Bob Dawson 619-990-3068
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    Long Range Travel Insurance

    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... 2 WORDS: Dawson Insurance $275 for 1 yr.. Rolls over on all my trips for 365 days Medivac flight, cancelation, injuries, property, etc
  344. Blind Luck

    Vagabond 10/25-11/4

    My go to for long range... Vagabond...Mike & crew are the best Phenix trips...been on about 10 of their charters Dom from Phenix ...Good friend, great fishing coach, and makes an awsome bloody Mary. Always a good group of fishermen Blind Mike PS...I'll bring the cigars
  345. Blind Luck

    Guadalupe Island weather link

    Right name wrong island Talked to didshdoc.. The world weather link I found had pictures of the island we fish tied to a different location. Even had pictures of great whites I tried...
  346. Blind Luck

    2 Tropical Systems may affect Baja..

    I heard that if I run a ground wire from my carbon fiber rod to the guy next to me ...I'll be safe from lightning. LOL Firm believer in safe boating..(learned the hard way at the Colorado river..passenger when hull came apart at 70mph) Be safe everyone
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    looking to contact old crew members and others

    Steve Glenn's has been in business forever. Did a lot of business with them when I lived and worked in Newport Beach He's on Industrial in Costa Mesa
  348. Blind Luck

    2 Tropical Systems may affect Baja..

    Hilarious...Did NOAA back up your track?
  349. Blind Luck

    Guadalupe Island weather link

    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...
  350. Blind Luck

    2 Tropical Systems may affect Baja..

    Bring rain gear I've been following the weather on site below as I am on Phenix 6day Lupe trip (Vagabond) leaving Sunday. This forecast shows rain heavy at times Fri to next Thursday Hope this helps Mike Isla Guadalupe Weather Forecast, Tabasco, Mexico | 10 Day Weather Forecast...
  351. Blind Luck

    Guide Wrap Color Combinations...Post yours!

    Eddie (Ed3) finished 2nd of 5 blanks I gave him. I like unique ..this qualifies
  352. Blind Luck

    BLACKSMITH wrapped PHENIX BLACK DIAMOND

    Eddie finished 2nd rod Can't wait to see what he does with the other 3 blanks
  353. Blind Luck

    BLACKSMITH wrapped PHENIX BLACK DIAMOND

    More pictures of Phenix Black Diamond 909XHJ
  354. Blind Luck

    BLACKSMITH wrapped PHENIX BLACK DIAMOND

    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.
  355. Blind Luck

    BLACKSMITH wrapped PHENIX TITAN

    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...
  356. Blind Luck

    Big reduction!!Blueprinted Penn 30 and 50

    I'll try to get up your way this weekend. .. I'll text or call to see if you still have reels