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    Possible vids of your favorite surface irons

    I think you might be over thinking this, but sure. I fish my irons with 65# braid and a short leader (6-8’) of 40 or 50 mono or flouro. Generally 40 unless I’m around rocks like in San Quintin. Some prefer all mono. Life’s short, do what makes you happy. I use Trinidad A’s (6.3:1 I think?)...
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    Possible vids of your favorite surface irons

    Hmmmmm. I likely have about 50 surface irons of which I probably use maybe 5 with any consistency. At some point I believe the confidence that grows with throwing a jig that gets bit takes a front seat in the equation. Would another jig have been eaten? Probably, but I know they they will eat...
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    Offshore 8/22 Oceanside kelp

    Yeah I hear you. We started to release the smaller ones after the first few. Those were the early fish so to speak. Fastest growing gamefish in the ocean so I've heard... I don't believe they are in any short supply.
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    Offshore 8/22 Oceanside kelp

    Launched out of Oceanside 8/22 at about 6AM and grabbed a scoop and a half of some decent 5" sardines. They were pretty fresh but that's par for the course this time of the year so be it. We were pointed to SCI or whatever came first. There were a couple of boats that had gotten out ahead of us...
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    Irregular sure. Unheard of? No. The 1.5 boats turn and burn during the season and at times need...

    Irregular sure. Unheard of? No. The 1.5 boats turn and burn during the season and at times need to get fuel on the way in as they don't have time to drop off, head back to the fuel dock and then go back to pick up the next trip. I've been on multiple boats from different landings where this has...
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    Can you fillet tunas in the boat

    In California you are allowed to fillet on the boat (not in Mexican waters). As mentioned by Phishy Phil you must break each fish into 6 sections- 2 x top loins, 2 x bottom loins a a collar and a belly in one bag marked with the name of the species of Tuna I.E. BFT.
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    Dana Point bait

    They only had anchovy on Friday. Can't say what they have now.
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    My first time out?

    Always check the wind and weather on the days before and right up to the day of your trip. Find somewhere easy to launch with floating docks parallel to the ramp. Consider launching on a weekday where the ramps will be less crowed. Make sure you have a functional VHF radio and all of the basic...
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    Conundrum - Braid with top shot or not for Blue Fin

    I've been successful both ways. These days I usually fish braid to short flouro, say 6-8' depending on the length of the rod. This is honestly because I like the versatility of being able to go from 50 to 20 with just a quick leader change (using 65 braid as main line). I don't really see it...
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    Shimano Colt Sniper Swim Kick

    Seriously. Its bizarre
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    60 lb thru 100 lb Braid shortage

    Not shops in OC but I would try Island in Carson or possibly Kens custom reel in Oceanside. Did you try the Longfin or Melton etc.?
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    Rusty trailor bits

    I would agree with the one at a time theory. Just incase keep an alignment bar hand so if the need some adjustment you can get them back together.
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    San Quintin Tackle Recommendations

    Ah I see. I’ve been to Don Eddie’s just wandering around and hit the bar a time or two but have never stayed there. I can’t say I’ve seen a ramp, but that definitely doesn’t mean it does not exist. here is - or was Tony’s # +52 664 632 5417 from Don Eddie’s. I’m sure he can let you know the deal.
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    San Quintin Tackle Recommendations

    As far as I know it is. Its the same ramp used by all of the commercial guys etc. I can't think of any reason why anyone would launch at Don Eddie's when the main ramp is maybe 1000' away. I would say just be mindful of the locals and the commercial guys. Basically don't be the guy at the ramp...
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    San Quintin Tackle Recommendations

    Great catch. Yep sabiki rigs for sure!
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    San Quintin Tackle Recommendations

    Who are you fishing with? The Old Mill is a cool spot. Laid back and friendly staff, I've never had a bad time there. The Owner Javier is a fun guy and if you like Tequila he's always ready to pour a round. He is also the head chef at the restaurant El Eucalipto which is on premises at the Old...
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    How big!?

    I'll say 150 - 160 or so. It doesn't look to have the girth of the 200lb models. I could be wrong...
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    Cavalla12-II … How tough is it ?

    I actually was just involved in landing a 115# BFT with one about two weeks back. It got the job done, but I won't recommend it in that application. It took way longer than it should have and was no fun. I think 40-50 class is a fair assessment.
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    I have one as well. CJBF90M. I was told it was due to a mistake when they compress the matting...

    I have one as well. CJBF90M. I was told it was due to a mistake when they compress the matting around the mandrel when rolling the blank. I cannot say for sure that is correct. I didn't think it was deliberate but I could be totally wrong?
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    Is this the right size? (flat fall hook upgrade)

    Looks small to me. I use the owner Jobu hooks which you can find on amazon. I use the twist hooks as assist hooks with brazed rings... I think the Jobu are 8/0 on the small flat falls and then maybe 10/0 on the bigger ones. Its been a while since I rigged any.
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    What am I missing here? The limit is 3 WSB according to the CA recreational limit...

    What am I missing here? The limit is 3 WSB according to the CA recreational limit?
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    Aluminum Boxes

    Open on one side or closed on all 4? Wall mount them and use them to store spray cans. Cut V notches in them and use them to store angle grinders.
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    Good luck and remember to have fun. Its the most important part.

    Good luck and remember to have fun. Its the most important part.
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    what are good reels for bluefin tuna?

    Yes, you can rent gear. Contact Seaforth Landing -(619) 224-3383 and confirm, but I'm 99% sure they rent gear. Fisherman's Landing, H&M etc. all rent gear as you are far from the only person in your position. Its fairly common honestly. Even guys that fish frequently don't necessarily have heavy...
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    what are good reels for bluefin tuna?

    You renting or buying? How often do you plan on going out? If this is a try and see how you like it scenario I would suggest renting 40# and 80# 2 speed setups from the landing. Alternatively good price point reel to buy would be a Penn 40NLD2 Fathom. Load it with 80# braid and get yourself...
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    Fishing reliable Kill bag

    Or am I backwards? You have the bag and want the cooler?
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    Fishing reliable Kill bag

    Pretty sure they all "leak" Kill bags are not intended to be water tight. Just an FYI if you were envisioning putting it in the backseat of your car etc. I believe there is some info about sealing them on Reliable's website.
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    100lb reel suggestions

    Mak 20
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    Baja Sur Mexican License Site Down?

    What site did you use? This is is from 5 minutes ago. I am just wondering if there is a different site to use? This is where the site I have used - redirects you to now when you try to actually "buy permit"
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    Baja Sur Mexican License Site Down?

    I was at the landing on Friday night and they were still having issues. It seems like you can access the site but nothing happens when you actually try to buy the license.
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    Seeker bs806 intel for building

    Generally the rule of thumb for guides is one per foot plus one and a tip. so you should be at 9 + the tip if its an 8' blank. Guide spacing info here: I would use Fuji guides if at all possible. Alps are okay. I have no experience with American tackle...
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    Can't go wrong with Primetime Sportfishing

    Can't go wrong with Primetime Sportfishing
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    Braid to flouro or mono - FG or RP knot for me. I like the smaller profile vs. the uni to uni Mono to short 3-4' flouro leader I use a surgeons knot as long as it doesn't need to pass through the guides and I don't generally fish a longer piece of flouro than that unless its connected directly...
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    Mustang sport fishing

    I'm in agreement with SCbassmaster. Steve fishes hard no doubt about that. He is about as dedicated and driven to put the boat on fish as anyone I have ever fished with. He can absolutely be intense. I believe what you are witnessing is the frustration that comes when a captain has given a...
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    How do I protect the kite balloon when traveling at 20+ knots?

    Wear XXXXL T shirts and stuff it in your shirt so you can motor spot to spot like you are pregnant with a small rhinoceros. Mix it up and slide it to the back like Quasimodo.... Sorry. Not helpful I know........
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    Re-decking...fiberglass help?

    For sure a valid concern. Many factors that could lead up to that result though really. It looks to me like the de-lamination occurred where the wood had become wet. Obviously I can’t say if that came before or after but it Looks like the bond is still good where the wood is dry. Really hard to...
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    Re-decking...fiberglass help?

    It’s fresh. I just completed them in the off season. The key no matter what for longevity will be keeping water out of the wood. Seal all of your screws and through penetrations with 4200 or the flavor of your liking.
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    Re-decking...fiberglass help?

    That could be. I have not used vinylester for anything so I can't speak from experience on that one. As for bonding to wood epoxy definitely has a leg up on polyester when referring to repairs made on wet or damp wood. Since you are talking about new clean dry plywood I don't believe you would...
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    Offshore Toronado 58 degree water at Cortez Bank. Yellows biting a bit

    I was kind of think the same thing. However, I will qualify or perhaps disqualify that statement with openly admitting I have never caught Albacore. From a consumption perspective I prefer Tuna raw so BFT and YFT take top billing. From what I have seen of Albacore fishing on TV they do look to...
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    Re-decking...fiberglass help?

    I don't really know how short of a shelf life "short" is? Polyester will live in the can 6 months or so no problem in my experience. The cost of epoxy is defiantly higher than the polyester. The polyester defiantly smells stronger when mixing/ applying than the epoxy. Polyester will mix with...
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    Baja Sur Mexican License Site Down? This is where I usually go. Looks to be working but I did not actually go all the way through the site.
  42. Kite Rod- for kite $50 just built

    Kite Rod- for kite $50 just built

    Never been used. Gimbal butt cap Seine cord handle with Alps tiptop for kite. overall length is 49" The only reason I’m not using this is the reel seat I used is a little too small for the reel I ended up with for the kite. It should fit Tanacom 750 etc. Located in Wildomar/ Murrieta area
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    Gelcoat color matching

    Sherfab in Ontario CA. Good pricing and service. They deal will gelcoat/ composites exclusively.
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    PM Sent.

    PM Sent.
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    Recommendations for place to buy 5 gallon of vinylester resin in oc, ca. Or even in long beach ca.

    Sherfab is definitely the cheapest I have found. I was buying from Fiberlay and then found these guys right up the street from my work. Good product, good service & free catalyst with resin/ gelcoat. Hard to lose.
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    BOLA and highway 5

    You are definitely supposed to turn them in. In reality, actually turning them in is not always the easiest thing to do in my experience. Coming back through San Ysidro it is basically impossible and requires a detour into TJ to drop them off. That being said I'm at about 2 returned to 15 not...
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    Best UV light for night fishing big bluefin?

    it seems like in my experience that the glow paint on the flat falls only glows for so long regardless. Say a minute or so. The moment you pull the off it’s really glowing but starts fading immediately. I don’t think the light makes that much of a difference. As long as it’s UV it will charge...
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    Best UV light for night fishing big bluefin?

    Home Depot sells cheap UV flashlights that do the trick. The best? Who knows. Good enough for around $20 and not going to be the end of the world if it doesn't make it home? Home Depot........
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    Is that Reds and Sheep head count for 2 per? 5 Reds = 10 and 10 Whites is 15 total fish buts counts as 20- full bag limit? I believe I saw that was new for this year right? Reds being a 5 limit?
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    Looking for honey 7x uncut. Honey blanks.

    I have an uncut black and tan SS-SB Ulua blank 10'. I would consider parting with it. Interested?
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    Who trolls while fishing offshore and why?

    It is now...... Haha
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    Who trolls while fishing offshore and why?

    When you are in the "zone" and looking around why not? Jig stops have turned into limit style fishing many times. Especially if you have some bait to throw and can build it up. As far as "special"? Always have a cedar plug in the spread. But I think that's typical not special:-).
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    Do you glue your FG or PR knot?

    If I have the option I will glue the finish knot and also use a lighter to put a small bulb on the leader to help prevent it from slipping. That being said if I'm tying it on the water and or don't have super glue its not a deal breaker. I have never had a failure either way.
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    fathom 30sdp and more

    Where about in LA? I'm up there fairly frequently
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    fathom 30sdp and more

    Tempting.... Where are you located?
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    Need Help finding rod builder

    Johnny Schoeberl is in OC. On Instagram @schoeberl_custom_rods
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    Shimano Trinidad 14A too small

    I own and fish a 14A, a couple of 16A's, 20A's and a 30A. I use the 14A with 50# maxcuatro in order to get the line capacity up to where I feel comfortable that I will be able to seal the deal. I use mine for 15-30lb fly line. this will get bitten when other guys are struggling. The bait is...
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    Size limit

    Yeah that makes sense on the long range boats where they have their pick of better grade fish and longer window of opportunity. I would imagine such a thing would be more difficult to expect to have on day boats. You get a handful of legal Yellowtail or Tuna onboard and you are asking guys to...
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    Size limit

    I can't say I've ever encountered it. Far as I know they all just follow legal sportfishing requirements (or are supposed to) the CA Regs are below. Not sure if something has changed in Mexican water for 2021?
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    35ft panga boat for sale with two Yamaha 300hp

    I highly doubt the original owners give two shits about it. Cost of doing business I'm sure. I saw a Netfix documentary on the Columbian smugglers and those guys would ditch jet aircraft with the same mindset. One way ticket. Those Yamahas probably equal a fraction of a % to their big picture.
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    Knot puller?

    3/4" schd 40 or 80 PVC conduit or pipe if you have it, cut to 6" with heat shrink over the top. works great costs nearly nothing and will last forever.
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    Shaping the bullet

    Yeah I can see the potential for an issue with the point not being as concentric as possible within the hollow. I do try and taper it down with the nail file pretty well. I really never paid that much attention to how even the point was. How much are you typically inserting on say a 100#...
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    Shaping the bullet

    Never used a pin vise for this application. Not a terrible idea, I'm just not sure how necessary it is. I usually just cut the leader with a sharp razor blade at as much of an angle as I can get away with (pressing down in a cleaver type scenario) and then drag the end across a nail file a few...
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    Offshore Liberty 11/11

    Doesn't seem like anybody really pounded the islands this year. I honestly don't recall if I fished them at all this year.
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    Offshore Liberty 11/11

    Were you guys working in and around the Coronado Islands or more offshore on kelps?
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    Sorry guys but this reel has been long sold. A year ago or more.
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    Sold long ago

    Sold long ago
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    Non-essential travel extended to Oct. 21

    I highly doubt it. I can tell you driving and pedestrian crossing were open.
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    Non-essential travel extended to Oct. 21

    I personally just got back from Baja two days ago. Drove through at San Ysidro and the 4.5 hours south and back from San Quintin on the 1. Business as usual from what I could see. Marginally less traffic crossing, but by no long stretch of the imagination closed. No grief from US border patrol...
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    What to do with tons of Bamboo?

    I'd go bong first then Panda fight, but to each their own.....
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    BEWARE OF ALEX V - UPDATED 4.3.20 Disputed PayPal transaction 3 months later

    I had tracking, multiple emails, pictures even an email from the seller essentially stating that they had altered the item while in their possession. If you have had good results that's great. Your money, your item. Do what makes you happy. I have had a pretty good amount of transactions with...
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    BEWARE OF ALEX V - UPDATED 4.3.20 Disputed PayPal transaction 3 months later

    I have had terrible experiences with PayPal. Not on here, just in general. They will always default to the buyer. So at the end no matter how much proof you have that they (buyer) are in the wrong as the seller you will lose. I had a situation where I was able to provide proof via screen shots...
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    Tack cloth pre finish

    What is the best way to remove light dust etc. that settles before applying finish? There are a lot of different tack clothes and some leave more residue that others. Any suggestions or recommendations?
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    jig stick guide wrap question

    I’ve seen the rust starting under the guides before too. Good point. Thank you for the input.
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    jig stick guide wrap question

    Yeah it is. Looks like someone already grabbed it up. Wasn’t mine but it’s a good example of what I’m talking about.
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    jig stick guide wrap question

    That’s kind of what I’m thinking. On heavy duty off shore builds sure under wrap, but I’m guessing most of the jigstick builds with under wraps are just hold overs from pre nylon thread etc. better thread, better guide quality and epoxy are now standard.
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    jig stick guide wrap question

    I'm currently building a Seeker CJBF100M. I have a Moon wrapped Ulua where it was done without an under wrap- or I should say if there is an under wrap it is not continuous, it looks like a single. I have seen pictures of others posted for sale as well by several well known builders so I am...
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    jig stick guide wrap question

    Just was wondering how most people are doing their jig stick guide wraps? Its seems like more and more I see custom builders using no under wrap to reduce weight and help improve/ retain action in the blank. Are these single or double wraps? Thread size? Any drastic difference in long term...
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    Item has sold. Thank you for the inquiry. Just updated post.
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    Considering trade TAC 16/2+ cash my end for TAC 20/2

    GONE! Thank You
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    Excellent condition Avet Raptor MXJ in silver. Loaded to the top with 65# Izor braid. $350 Reel is located by Murrieta, but I get up to LA/OC pretty often. Still have the box.
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    I have an MXJ RAPTOR in great near new condition. I know the pictures do not look it but they are in great shape. The silver is hard to photograph. I will send additional pics upon request. No problem. Located in the Temecula area but I travel to OC, LA ,SD frequently. Avet MXJ Raptor (2...
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    Quesadillas de huitlacoche

    I had to look it up.. haha
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    Torium 20 HGA like new PRICE DROP

    I will be down there for day at the docks on the 4/14. Send me a PM and I will give you my number if you are interested.
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    Torium 20 HGA like new PRICE DROP

    I will be at the Pacific Coast Sportfishing show today if anyone is interested in the reel. Let Me know and I will bring it.
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    Torium 20 HGA like new PRICE DROP

    Shimano HGA 20 in like new condition. Box, instructions, clamp and wrench all included. 80# white Izor braid with about 150 yards of fresh 40# Izor XXX smoke top shot. No boat rash, could pass for new. $200 OBO. Located in 92595 Wildomar area but I'm up in LA and OC often.
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    Off somewhere, spending money I don't have on shit I don't need.

    Off somewhere, spending money I don't have on shit I don't need.
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    My go to bait rod. If I didn't already own it I would be buying it. Good price too.
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    PRICE DROP AVET JX 6.0 Silver $175 OBO

    AVET JX 6.0 Silver color.Reel is in great condition. $175 OBO Reel is located in the Murrieta area. I have the box, wrench etc... I may consider trades. With or without cash my end or yours. Looking for a UC swimbait rod or Tranx 300 right handed.
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    CalStar WCDH 100J

    Calstar 100J honey glass jig rod. Rod is in good shape. No rust. Has signs of use but nothing that is not cosmetic. There is a name on the rod that has been epoxied over. Handle has been redone with cord in place of cork. Other than that it is a factory rod. $150 OBO. Located in the Murrieta area.
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    Phenix Axis 9’ rods

    For the tackle days event? I’m thinking of going myself it’s on the third correct? Either way I live in Murietta which is on the 15 north of Temecula a little bit.
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    Phenix Axis 9’ rods

    It’s still available. Any plans of being down in the Inland Empire?
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    Phenix Axis 9’ rods

    Selling two Phenix Axis 9’ jig sticks 1 x HAX 909 HJ 9’ 30-80 - heavy jig SOLD 1 x HAX 909 H 9’ 20-60 med jig SOLD Both are factory rods. Good shape. They have been on a few boat rides. No rust. Additional pictures are no problem, please just request. Located in the Murrieta area.
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    10 foot jig stick

    PM sent. I have a WCDH 100J calstar in good shape. Let me know. Price in PM
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    Clean Trinidad 20A

    Thank you to everyone who responded. I have purchased one from a BD member. Thanks again.
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    Clean Trinidad 20A

    That's funny. For some reason I thought it was up north... I will check it out. Thanks.
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    Clean Trinidad 20A

    That looks to be way up in Rosemead. I’m looking for something locally here in SoCal that I can put in my hand before I pay for it. But thank you for the effort
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    Clean Trinidad 20A

    Looking to buy a good condition 20A in the SO cal area locally. OC, SD, IE, LA occasionally. What do you have?
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    Seeker pinhead ulua 9’3

    PM sent. I have a possible trade for you.
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    Phenix Black Diamond PSW 700XH 30-80

    For Sale: Phenix Black Diamond PSW 700XH 30-80 $275 OBO Great condition. It's been on a couple of boat rides but is in near new condition. No chips, no rust. You can see that its been in a rod holder and tell that its had a reel mounted by the minor scratches on the reel from having a reel...
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    Calstar GFDH 800M- or possibly ML Factory wrap

    That was fast. Just purchased the 800M. Thanks Guys. PLEASE DELETE
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    Calstar GFDH 800M- or possibly ML Factory wrap

    Looking to buy a Calstar GFDH 800M or possibly ML. Must be in good shape. Anyone? Purchased. Thanks Bloodydecks! PLEASE DELETE.
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    Pearl 5 Pcs. Drum set w/ Zildjian Cymbals

    Just seeing if this would garner any interest. Pictures available if anyone is interested. Approximately 1k invested. Great shape. Trade for Talica or Trinidad etc. Jig stick, rail rod etc. Located in the Temecula area.
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    Fury FX-400/FX-400N rod match

    I currently have a Fury 400 and have it matched to a Cal Star 800L 15-30 rod. I keep it spooled with 50lb braid and run a short floro leader of various test. By the specs this reel is capable of a heavier rod. I am contemplating getting a 400N and moving the 400 to a Cal Star 850H 30-60. I would...
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    Phenix PSW700H as YOYO rod?

    Yeah that was along the lines I was thinking. The XH may be a bit stout for bait, but I really like a longer rod for bait anyhow so I will probably go with the XH and just get another rod for heavy bait when $$ permits. Thanks!
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    Phenix PSW700H as YOYO rod?

    Just looking to see what peoples thoughts are on the PSW 700H or 700XH being the better option for a YOYO rod that will see mostly Catalina, San Clemente Island use etc. I will be matching it with an Avet JX 6:01 reel. Ideally a bit of versatility from the combo would be nice. I believe the...