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    Prototype rod rack

    Take it from Fishy. He knows how to fool the wife. Its only 10 rods honey. :D
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    For Sale Pro Power Spooling machine $ 1000 bucks

    It's a great winder. I have one of these, the best investment I've ever made for fishing. http://www.propowerwinder.net/
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    SOLD New In Box - Avet HX 5/2 MC Raptor - Blue

    Sure. That would work. Send you a PM.
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    For Sale Calstar/GUSA/Seeker Blanks For Sale.

    Thanks, Robbie. Let me see the LM9 once you rewrap it.
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    For Sale Calstar/GUSA/Seeker Blanks For Sale.

    This is what is left. The Calstar blanks. 1. 800 XLH with cork tape wrapped already. $150 2. 700XH with aluminum seat and Hypalon and butt cap on. $150 3. 700H $120 4. 700H $120 5. 700M $120 6. 700M $120 7. 700ML $120 Or, if someone takes them all. $800 firm. :)
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    For Sale Calstar/GUSA/Seeker Blanks For Sale.

    Hi Guys, I have some unwrapped blanks for sale. I'm in WLA and goto OC often and can ship for multiple blanks at costs. Calstar 700XH - Blank with Hypalon and aluminum reel seat on. $150 Calstar 700H $120 Calstar 700H $120 Calstar 700M $120 Calstar 700M $120 Calstar 700ML $120 Price...
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    WTB Center console

    Sent you a PM. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/2015-amato-21-foot-center-console.725008/
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    For Sale 2015 Amato 21 Foot Center Console

    Bump. Price reduced to $12,000.
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    For Sale 2015 Amato 21 Foot Center Console

    Bump. Price reduced to $12,500 OBO. And I'll even throw in some lobster nets. :D
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    Independence ROGER'S THANKSGIVING CLASSIC & PHENIX RODS-OPEN 15 Day

    That also looks like Paul Medina. He's a great crew and is great at helping run the deck.
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    Independence ROGER'S THANKSGIVING CLASSIC & PHENIX RODS-OPEN 15 Day

    Matt is a great captain. He's been our 16-day captain for many many years now.
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    Best Knot for Braid to Floro or Mono?

    Roberto told me 24 each way. I've seen him tie it a few different ways, but same wraps.
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    Best Knot for Braid to Floro or Mono?

    I'm a firm believer in the FG knot. I do though still tie the Tony Pena knot in a crunch and have never had it fail either. Some of you may have read about my trip to PV with the Marla operation with the Osuna brothers. All they tie is the FG knot on everything and I mean everything from...
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    New rod for Wahoo bombs Graftec GOF78XH

    I go on the Avet/Graphtec/Raider charter every year and I've won a few of those rods at the raffles. I fish the one with the reel seat for wahoo jigs. I fish 80 spectra tied to about 3 feet of 200 fluoro. Works great for casting and also setting the hook if you want to.
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    Rodless 4.5 dayer on the Marla's El Pescador PV

    We had bananas for breakfast every morning. Chopped up fruits with yogurt. Roberto also had a shirt on one day with bananas. :D
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    LIMIT STYLE, GALLAGHER/EXCEL 10 DAY

    Nice report Jamie! It looks like a fun fall trip!
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    Rodless 4.5 dayer on the Marla's El Pescador PV

    The weather was amazing and HOT! Sometimes no breeze and Super HOT! We were running around trying to find shade on the boat.
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    Rodless 4.5 dayer on the Marla's El Pescador PV

    The Graphtec Cow rod is a winner. I can't say enough about how the rod performed and the costs of the rods are amazing. I wish he would have came out with that rod when I started to chase the big tunas. It would have saved me a ton of money and wrapping. ;)
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    Rodless 4.5 dayer on the Marla's El Pescador PV

    Jerry, I will be writing the report. Week or less. :) I'm still waiting on my Intruder though. ;) . Going two plus years. ;)
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    Rodless 4.5 dayer on the Marla's El Pescador PV

    Hi guys, We just came back from the 4.5 dayer on the El Pescador with the Osuna brothers at Puerto Vallarta. We had some fantastic fishing and we caught multiple cows and I caught my personnel best Super Cow of 340lber on an Avet 30W 3 speed and a Rick Ozaki's Graphtec 3XH. :) I will write...
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    SOLD New In Box - Avet HX 5/2 MC Raptor - Blue

    I can ship for about $20 bucks. $125 in gas in gas for a reel is insane.
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    Shops for spectra spooling

    Make friends with someone on this board with a winder and then go over and have them wind it on. Buy some beer or other liquids and you can pick their brains about fishing LR. :) ORRR If you plan on doing LR fishing a lot, I would buy a winder. http://www.propowerwinder.net/ I have one...
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    For Sale 2015 Amato 21 Foot Center Console

    Hi Rish. I’m on a business trip and will be back labor day. I’ll. Contact you then.
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    What To Leave Home?

    Only thing if you bring all those rods are the other passengers are going to be pissed b/c they can't find spots for their 20 rigs. LOL
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    Reel decisions for a longer trip....

    Oh, I do admit the 3 speed on the SDS is nice for tuna jigging.
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    Reel decisions for a longer trip....

    100lbs for Avet would be the HXW Raptor for sure. If he goes all Okuma, dead on with 16 SEA and 20 SEA. FYI. If he wants an HX Raptor. I have a brand new one for sale.
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    For Sale 2015 Amato 21 Foot Center Console

    Thanks. :) . I also painted the trailer after the pictures were taken.
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    SOLD New In Box - Avet HX 5/2 MC Raptor - Blue

    Bump. Price drop. $435 OBO. In West Los Angeles. Can ship on buyers dime.
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    SOLD Brand New Seeker 6485 Deckhand Rod

    Sold. Thanks, BD. I forgot I even had this rod. :D
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    SOLD Brand New Seeker 6485 Deckhand Rod

    Still available. Original Seeker.
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    SOLD Brand New Seeker 6485 Deckhand Rod

    LOL. Damn. I guess the year price drop bump. $150 OBO.
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    SOLD Brand New Seeker 6485 Deckhand Rod

    Hey Marco. I used a Daiwa Sealine SLX 20. It's a good calico bait rod.
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    SOLD New In Box - Avet HX 5/2 MC Raptor - Blue

    Bump. Make me a decent offer. :)
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    LOST MY LAST ORIGINAL RAIDER LURE

    And the madness it causes the anglers when fishing for them. I've lost a few toenails to being stepped on during wahoo fishing.
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    LOST MY LAST ORIGINAL RAIDER LURE

    Fishes can be maddening. One day one thing, next day another. And let us not talk about between seasons. What worked last season didn't work this season. Fun fun!
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    LOST MY LAST ORIGINAL RAIDER LURE

    New large size 200G size is made of zinc. The old 200G size is made of brass. The old one is heavier and sinks better.
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    LOST MY LAST ORIGINAL RAIDER LURE

    A few years ago after the Fred Hall show. I went to Turners in Signal Hills and saw they had some of OLD 200G gold raiders. Bought about 4 of them.
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    Polaris Supreme Cow Bluefin

    Lots of sashimi there!
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    shears to cut braid?

    Times multiple times on Channel Locks. Long as you don't cut metal with them, they last forever for me. I just touch them up with CorrosionX after a trip.
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    shears to cut braid?

    Another thing that works really well for cutting spectra is telco scissors. You can pick them up at Home Depot or Lowes or Amazon.
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    shears to cut braid?

    Wanna hear something funny? I went to the 99 cent store and they had this small mustache scissor with a small comb for $1. I just compared it to the similar size 20 dollar spectra scissor I bought and it cuts the same. Dollar tree has them too.
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    2005 Yamaha 115 4 stroke won't restart after running

    I don't know how to fix your issue with your motor. But, I have to say if my motor won't start again for 20-30 minutes. I would be shitty bricks and I would never ever turn that off again until I got to the docks.
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    Rail Technique... Left or Right Arm?

    Whatever it takes to get the fish in and whatever is comfortable for you.
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    offshore weather

    This one is cool. https://www.ventusky.com/?p=33.93;-119.80;7&l=gust
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    Always carry an extra battery pack or battery!!!

    On my old boat with the Volvo Penta. The starter was in the bottom where the bilge would hit if high. I used to carry a spare starter in a vacuum-packed bag for just incase.
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    Shimano Coltsniper Stick Bait

    Cast them out and let them sink for about 30 seconds and then wind in as fast as you can. :D
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    Crew Members Fishing

    You know, after a day of not catching. I would have used dynamite if I had it. A totally different trip from the beginning of June. June they bit the colt sniper and bait. This trip, it was tough...
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    Crew Members Fishing

    BFT is tough fishing. Last time out, if you could cast way out there to the foamer. You might get bit. Might. The schools would sink out so fast and even when they didn't they wanted nothing to do with the colt sniper or bait. Whatever it takes to get fish for people to take home.
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    SOLD New In Box - Avet HX 5/2 MC Raptor - Blue

    Bump. Buyer changed their minds. This is a great reel for those BFT out there. :D
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    SOLD New In Box - Avet HX 5/2 MC Raptor - Blue

    Hi Guys, Price Drop!!!! I have a brand new in BLUE Avet HX 5/2 MC Raptor. Again, brand new in box. Asking $400 FIRM. Can ship on buyers dime. I am in the West Los Angeles area and work in Gardena and go to OC often. Thanks, Harddrive
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    For Sale Ron Z and Flat Fall. Reduced Price

    Hi Jon. Those Ron Z are used by the east coast guys. I would post them up for sale here. https://www.thehulltruth.com/
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    Line to leader system?

    Gamakatsu. But other brands have the same style.
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    Line to leader system?

    I was out a few weeks ago and caught a few 70-80 lb BFT on size 2 hook. Yes, size 2. Everyone was saying use 2/0 circles so, I showed it to the 2nd captain. He goes to look at the bait and they were small. I kept taking him hooks and finally had some size 2 from the albacore days. He said...
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    Okuma 15T 60# Hollow Spectra

    Hit up John at Trophy Tackles.com. I just picked up a silver 15T from John last week and got it today. I wound on 60 hollow and man it's a sweet reel. I think it'll be good for Lupe and when it's smaller tuna 100-150 at Clarion and HB. :D Lupe would also be a good use for the reel. Also, I...
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    For Sale Portable Radio with GPS

    I'll take it. Sent you a PM.
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    For Sale Swifty power spectra washer

    Hi Guys, I have for sale Swifty power washer for washing your spectra. These are not made any longer as far as I can search for. :) Great for unwinding your spectra and then I let it soak in fresh water for a week and then wind it back on. Comes with the following spools: 3 Large spool for...
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    Sell me a Rod/Reel combo for 8 day LR trip

    Sounds like you got the right reel, it's priced right and you can fish multiple line classes. One of the best bang for the buck reels in my opinion. The rest, borrow the gear from Excel. They have really good loaner gear and will set you up right.
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    Sell me a Rod/Reel combo for 8 day LR trip

    LOL. Brad, I was on that trip in 2005 with Tim Chen! We were gillnetting for cows!
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    Replacing HX Raptor ergo handle with Avet 30 power handle

    I have the arm and handle assembly off a 30 pro at home. I could just buy a hxw handle and arm. But what’s the fun in that.
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    Replacing HX Raptor ergo handle with Avet 30 power handle

    Hi Guys, I have a brand new Avet HX Raptor with the stock ergonomic handle and I want to replace with the power handle from like an Avet 30 which have. Question is how do you get the handle off the arm? Picture below. :) Harddrive
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    Okuma Makaira 20 II SEA Anti Reverse Skipping

    Hi Guys. I wanted to give a shout out to [email protected] My friend dropped the reel off at the factory and Mike and the Okuma team fixed the reel and shipped it back to me within a week and a half at no charge. I love great service from Okuma!
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    FREE Clymer Volvo Penta Stern Drive Shop Manual

    Available again. Was going to ship it to someone and they sent me $15 bucks PayPal for shipping but had the opportunity to get on a BFT charter at the last minute. I spaced and forgot it and I get a message stating if I don't ship the book immediately he was going to blast me here on BD for...
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    Pacific Voyager 6/1 to 6/3

    My name is not Nanatte... :P
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    Pacific Voyager 6/1 to 6/3

    I didn't see anyone using them as the other post. Nanette and Jack didn't have any problems. I think they hooked like more than 3/4 of the boat fish on the colt. But, whatever makes you feel better.
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    Pacific Voyager 6/1 to 6/3

    Yup. Flat fall, crocodile, Tady or Salas chrome and blue all will work. I was going to use my good old Salas in chrome and blue which I have caught many YFT and BFT on. But decided to try the colt sniper. As the saying goes, if everyone is using one lure, then that's the only lure that got...
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    Pacific Voyager 6/1 to 6/3

    I lost all my blue and white, blue and white with the dots and green and white with the dots. Some were having really good luck with some red in the body. Sometimes it's just the angler.
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    Pacific Voyager 6/1 to 6/3

    Nanette, it was fantastic seeing you after all these years. Nanette was the pro staffer for Graphite USA and I've been out fished by her continuously and learned a lot from her over time. Till next time!
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    Pacific Voyager 6/1 to 6/3

    The zip ties were to show the fish were from day 2.
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    Pacific Voyager 6/1 to 6/3

    Hey Guys, Got back last night from a really good trip on the Pac Voyager. Captain Mark and his crew were fantastic and super helpful and Chef Jeff is the best chef outside of the LR fleet. Chef Jeff 1/2 lb burgers and breakfast etc are awesome. I usually skip meals but, not when I'm eating...
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    Soldering Split Rings???

    Yup. Let’s go fishing.
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    Soldering Split Rings???

    Thanks Fishy. PayPal?
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    Soldering Split Rings???

    Yes, $45 for the work is fair for rigging like you're talking about especially if you did it. Probably catch lots of sharks. :D
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    Soldering Split Rings???

    I use a small butane torch and silver 56% solder. I guess that's called brazing. From Quora. The basic difference between soldering and brazing is the temperature which is necessary to melt the filler metal. Soldering is a low-temperature analog to brazing.Soldering takes place with...
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    Soldering Split Rings???

    Agreed. If I could have gotten the right size solid ring in time, I would have changed them out. Also, I am doing a 2 dayer this weekend and I made a few flat falls. They're charging like $45 bucks for one rigged!
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    Soldering Split Rings???

    We got hit and then nothing. Thought it was a short bite, then when we brought the lure in, the back hook was just missing with the split ring.
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    Soldering Split Rings???

    Good to know. Brazing is a metal-joining process in which two or more metal items are joined together by melting and flowing a filler metal into the joint, the filler metal having a lower melting point than the adjoining metal.
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    Liberty Bluefin Tuna 5/29

    Nice job! On the bait. Were you using spectra straight to flouro or were you using mono and then a piece of flouro?
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    Soldering Split Rings???

    I guess the correct term is brazing with a mini torch. :D Right? Last year, we were trolling the DTX and a few of us, including me, lost the back hook. That's why I put brazed the split rings. We shall see.
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    Soldering Split Rings???

    No, they stay the same shape. I've used them on the DTX and had wahoo hit on the troll with no problems. The main thing I know people complain about is they come open. Me being lazy kind of solves it. :D
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    Soldering Split Rings???

    Hey Guys, So, I got lazy and I just solder the split rings as I solder regular rings for hooks and lures. I did that on my Nomads DTX as I didn't have the rings in the right size. What I do is solder the two spots where they open up. What do you guys think? Am I just being lazy?
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    FREE Clymer Volvo Penta Stern Drive Shop Manual

    Hi Guys, I am cleaning my fishing room and found this from my old boat. Clymer Volvo Penta Stern Drive Shop Manual 1994-2000. Take a look at the photo of the back cover to see which motors and stern drives are covered. Free for anyone that wants to come and pick it up in LA. Or, I can ship...
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    SOLD Near NIB Okuma Makaira 16 SEA - Silver

    Hi Guys, I have for sale a Near New In Box Okuma Makaria 16 SEA in Silver with box, lugs (lugs and plug), tool, oil, and tags and all paperwork. The reel is brand new, took it on my last trip and kept it without any line in my stateroom. Brought it as a spare, but never used it. Again, the...
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    Any old guys remember her?

    Talking about Armando. I remember on one trip, he was on the deck and a new guy was on the bait tank and the new guy threw bait and splashed water and scale all over Armando's sunglasses. Armando had a bit of a temper and threw his sunglasses on the deck, stomped on it and then threw it...
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    LONG RANGE FORUM IS DIEING

    The good BFT bite which we are seeing now has only been going on two or three years. I've been on 7-day trips years ago when the fleet got into the BFT, but the big ones were like 100 lbs or less. The average was like 30 lbs. About 10 years ago or more. We were on the Pac Voyager on a 3-day...
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    RR3 Trip Cancelled

    Better than our trip. Go down four days and then fish 2 days and then come home. :( At least they didn't make you go through the travel time for nothing.
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    For Sale Makaira 20II SEa

    If it's not sold. Trade you for a Mak 16 in silver with spectra.
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    SOLD New 3 Cowbells In Case

    Hi Guys, I have three new cow bells. Trolled 0-14 KNOTS! 9 INCHES LONG. 16 OZ POLISHED STAINLESS STEEL RATTLE HEAD JET. WATER "POURS" THROUGH IT! BACKED WITH TRIPLE MYLAR SKIRTS! 480# CABLE LEADER WITH AN 9/0 HOOK! In the case. First one is orange, black and silver. The second one is...
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    SOLD Marauders SOLD thanks BD.

    Are these the large marauders?
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    Okuma Makaira 20 II SEA Anti Reverse Skipping

    Good to know. I mean I have three Mak 20 and this is the only one that has the problem.
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    SOLD Near New - Factory United Composites Viper RCX 76 (7' 6")

    Hi Guys, I have for sale a near new Factory United Composites Extreme Series Viper RCX 76 rail rod. Rod is rated for 80 lbs to 130 lbs, ideally used for 100 to 130 lbs with 45 lbs of max drag. I took it on one trip and fished it once and will now build one in my own colors. Everything is in...
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    Any old guys remember her?

    Miss the boat. Did my first 10 dayers on there in 1998, bought the trip from someone on Allcoast who did website work for the Q. Captain Brian Simms, Armando, Tommy, Cal. We went first to Alijos rocks and fished YFT. Using a Tiburon framed TLD 20II on a Calstar 765XL. Everyone back then...
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    Okuma Makaira 20 II SEA Anti Reverse Skipping

    Hi Okuma, I had a Mak 20 SEA reel serviced a few years ago and didn't get to use it again till this year. When I was on a small squirrely 20lb tuna and it's going side to side real fast my trip in April. My Mak 20 did the weirdest thing. As the fish changed direction and there was no...
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    Andros Retiring?

    Hi, I saw a post on the LR board that Okuma is retiring the Andros line. Is that true? Thanks, Harddrive
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    For Sale Tempress 31" Bench Seat Blue/Gray

    When you have a chance. Could I see what the bottom of the bench looks like? Seeing if I could mount it on my bait tank some how.
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    For Sale Tempress 31" Bench Seat Blue/Gray

    Could you post pictures of the bottom? I'm seeing if I can use it for a seat to put on top of my bait tank.
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    EXCEL new waste management policy

    Shogun with Norm and Bruce did this in the early 2000. We got a reusable cup and we used it for coffee and water. They also used regular towels in the heads. Makes good sense.
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    The INDEPENDENCE

    Yup. Mark and Paul put customers first and especially the multiple returning customers. It’s good for loyalty.
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    Any insight on bent and tested NEW Graftech rail rods?

    Hey guys, I have a few of those rods and also really good friends with Rick Ozaki who makes them. The 3x is a good 100lbs rod. 4x is a good 130lbs rod and the 5x is a good kite rod. I fished the 4x and 5x and pulled on many many many sharks at HB. Let me tell you, Rick is an LR fisherman...
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    The INDEPENDENCE

    Not a good ending to the trip, but all in all. Better than sinking in the middle of nowhere.
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    The INDEPENDENCE

    Hey Guys. So, there are no rumors started. LOL My buddies and I were on the trip that returned early. We first started off at Hurricane Banks and the fishing was none existent. We had sharks after sharks after sharks. A few wahoos, but only 2 big tuna caught in 2 days. So, we booked for...
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    Fish processing prices?

    Hi Guys, It's not the cost of the prices I'm talking about, it's the price shock. I paid last year 85 cent at Fivestar last year at the same time. Due to our trip being cut short (report to come later, maybe), we had to use Fisherman's processing as the only choice. I had two wahoos for about...
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    Fish processing prices?

    I remember using world famous smoke processing at 25 cents. Which Fisherman's landing kept off the property. We had to cart the fish off the premise to get that price. Are we at that point again?
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    Fish processing prices?

    5 star posted .95 cents. I paid .85 last year at 5 star. I am about to start to catch and release or just cut my own. A good commercial vacuum machine is about 1500 bucks. I will just buy my own.
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    Fish processing prices?

    Holy crap. Had to use fisherman’s processing this week at 1.05 pound. When does it become more economical to cut your own fish and buy your own vacuum packing machine? I will be honest with you that I will never take it to fisherman’s EVER!!!!!!
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    Promar Landing Net

    Sent you a PM.
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    Trip Report: Red Rooster, 3/1 - 3/16

    Thanks for the report. Heading out at the end of this month.
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    Favorite feature of your favorite equipment?

    Any and all two-speed reels going into low gear.
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    Bag to carry clothes

    Sorry. For 10 dayer, you just need 2 pairs of underwear, 2 shirts, 2 shorts and 2 pairs of socks. Just wash every night and hang over your bunkmate. :D My recommendation is where you have room and that one guy who recommended a backpack. Those days are over from the days I humped an Alice...
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    Gas vs Diesel

    I agree with some of the posters. Stay away from I/O. :) They can suck the money out of your fishing...
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    Bag to carry clothes

    A few years ago, I brought my buddy on one of the long trips and I told him to put his stuff in duffle bags. He bought one of those huge one used for baseball equipment stuffed and even the deckhands had a hell of a time dragging that thing. Rolling is so much easier than putting stuff on your...
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    Bag to carry clothes

    Oh, another thing. Get a bag with wheels, helps dragging that stuff instead of throwing out your shoulders. Samsonite duffle with wheels. 69 bucks... Samsonite Andante 2 Boxed Drop Bottom Wheeled Duffel 28, Riverrock/Black
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    Gaudalupe gear advices

    I'd bring #30 fluoro, just in case. I would fish something two speed with 50 or 65 spectra and tie on whatever you need. One of my favorite reels is the Saltiga 40LD 2 speed.
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    Seaguar Gold

    People looking for Blackwater in 100#. I have two 100# coils never used for sale. PM me. :-D Will ship.
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    Bag to carry clothes

    Just have to make sure you keep your eyes on the trash bag luggage. Make sure they're not mistaken for trash and put in the dumpster. Especially when they are offloading. LOL
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    Old Gold Trinidad 30 for Surface Iron?

    Like others had said. No problem. If I'm not mistaken, Shimano made a new side plate and the thicker drag plate that they sent you if you contacted them. These were for the original Trinidad and you might want to call Shimano to check if they still have them. Also, you can add the dog from...
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    Seaguar Gold

    I wouldn't doubt a bad batch. I had some premier 100 that broke real easy. Thought it was my knots, but it turned out to be a whole 50 yards coil of it. Returned it to Turners.
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    R.I.P. Leon Todd

    Sad to hear. A long time ago, I had a factory 765L which the ceramic insert cracked. I took it to the factory and Leon personally came out and I explained to him that the insert cracked while fishing at Alijos Rocks. He told me to leave the rod and he'll have it fixed and then I got a call...
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    Tiburon Great Service

    Hi Guys, I want to give a great shout out to Tiburon Engineering. Long story short, I was on one of my 16 day trip on the Indy many years ago and I was fishing my original series SST 16. And while fishing at the rail, I had the plastic part of the handle unscrew and fall into the water. My...
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    Bait Tank Seat

    Or, something like this. Simple...
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    Bait Tank Seat

    Hey Guys, Was at the Fred Hall show in Long Beach and saw this at one of the fishing boat booths. I was thinking of getting one of these made to sit on my bait tank. Know anyone who could make me one in the LA area? How much do you think it would cost? Harddrive
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    WTB Okuma Makaira 16 SEa

    Hey Leonard, with spectra or without?
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    Jeff Debuys/Independence

    You just have to admit to yourself that WE are all getting older. The young new captains are capable and learned well from the old timer. Now it's their turn to drive the boat.
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    For Sale Misc boating and windlass parts

    Paypal sent for the bait pump. Thanks!
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    Lower banks history.

    Rodless trip in January was down there on the Excel. Some big fish, but not quantity. I've been on a 12 or 14 day trip on the Intrepid many years ago. We fished the lower banks and we got 6 tuna for the entire trip..... If I were you, I'd rather have a variety trip on the 8 or 10 dayer.
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    Jeff Debuys/Independence

    The Rick Ozaki West Coast Marketing 16 day charter for the last few years has had Matt as the captain. Matt is very fishy and he gets along with the crew very well. Also, he's put us on some awesome bite for big tuna and wahoo. I would highly recommend fishing with him.
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    Spiral Wrapped Rods

    LOL. I'm just repeating what he said. Also, yes it does eliminate the torque for the fisherman and works like a spinning rod. But, on the blank, the transition of the line coming from top to the side to the bottom has to have some torque. Minimal it maybe. Just saying.
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    Spiral Wrapped Rods

    My buddy JL had all his rods acid wrapped and I've wrapped a few that way and I do see the benefits. But, I hate the bundling mess and now just do the traditional. It all works, although one senior deckhand on the Indy told me he's see the blank explode from the torque of the acid wrap.
  128. H

    Fish 3 times the line test

    120lber on 40# at Alijos Rocks.
  129. H

    AA Lures Invader

    Actually, the lure will swim ok going against the current. I've caught a few wahoos on the troll with them. N
  130. H

    AA Lures Invader

    I have like 4 of those lures. If anyone is interested, send me a PM. :D
  131. H

    American Angler 14 Day Accurate trip - Lotta of Skins

    Thanks for the report Alan and nice one on the duce.
  132. H

    Okuma Makaira Service?

    Yes, it's still 5 years free for the Mak. The Andros is 3 years. Can't beat it.
  133. H

    Intrepid - Silent Jim 15-day report

    Thanks for the report. Wahoo fishing on light and bait can be fun.
  134. H

    Yellow Fin Tuna Fishing but Not Long Range

    Thanks for the report! Great to see Kona fishing.
  135. H

    Flashing LED lights on hoop floats

    How about some flashing ballon light. Search Amazon. 50 for 13 bucks. Party LED Balloons Lights 50 Pieces Balloons LED Assorted Colors Luminous Balloons Flashing Light ( Pack of 50 )
  136. H

    SOLD Small Used Boat Trailer For Sale

    Where is the trailer located?
  137. H

    Redondo Canyon/MDR - 10/28/18

    Yup, those were the ones I was trolling. Smallest albacore feathers I had.
  138. H

    Redondo Canyon/MDR - 10/28/18

    Thanks Kman. More stuff to buy. :)
  139. H

    Redondo Canyon/MDR - 10/28/18

    Great. Kind of like the old bonito feathers but with a weighted head.
  140. H

    Redondo Canyon/MDR - 10/28/18

    Hi Kman and Chiefen, What does the feather you guys are trolling look like? I was trolling my smallest albacore feathers.
  141. H

    Redondo Canyon/MDR - 10/28/18

    Hi Guys, Late report from yesterday's fishing. Launched out of MDR at 830 am with some light fog with my friend Max and Jeff. Visibility was to 1/2 mile or so. Went to get bait and got a nice scoop of huge sardines for $30. They needed that bait in SD, they were strong and swam nicely. I...
  142. H

    Parts for volvo 5.0fi -Ford 302 fuel injected

    I have a brand new starter sealed in a vacuum pack. Used to carry it on my boat as a spare. I used to have the 302 Ford on my boat too. PM me if interested.
  143. H

    Ring for PL68?

    Still would have to ring the swivel. I'll probably just put on some 7691 DT on there with a ring.
  144. H

    Ring for PL68?

    Hi Guys, I have some PL68 with treble hooks and want to change out to single hook. What size ring would you recommend? Thanks, Min
  145. H

    SOLD 96 Crestliner Eagle “Welded Aluminum Hull”

    Did you by chance originally bought the boat from Boat House in Anaheim?
  146. H

    SOLD Trailer Bunk Sliders

    I'll take them. Sent you a PM.
  147. H

    Learned an Invaluable Anchor Lesson

    Man... I had a similar instance of my anchor falling off on the 5 freeway in the last 90's. I had bought the boat from Allison marines and they had placed an anchor chain holder to hold the anchor in place. I guess they stop making it and it was kind of a screw that went through and held the...
  148. H

    Installing Rails

    Thx. I got some 4200. I've dealt with 5200 and it's for real permanent. Thanks for the tip on Marine Tex. Didn't know that one. Also, I'm looking for like 1" screws. The bolts are the 1/4 inch and I was able to find oval heads in 2 inches. What size screws are close to 1/4" Should I get...
  149. H

    Installing Rails

    Here are some pictures of what I got going on. Stern should be able to do all 3 1/4" x 2" screw with the locking nuts. On the port side, depending on where the holes are on the plate, I may have to use one of those wood screws to go through the rails. On the sides, the rail over hands about...
  150. H

    For Sale Lowrance Auto Pilot Nac-1

    Is this the hydraulic kit?
  151. H

    Installing Rails

    Nylon nuts. Same as your saying with nylon so the nuts wont back out. I am going to use bolts mostly. Some I may have to use screw.
  152. H

    Installing Rails

    Hi Guys, Question. I'm about to install some bow rails and stern rails. I will be using 1/4" screws with nylon locking washers and 1" fender washers. Question. Do you put in locking washers too? Also, do you apply 5200 between the base plate and the boat and also put in 5200 onto the...
  153. H

    Anyone good with outboards on the West Side of LA?

    Funny thing. That is one of biggest fear. Having it all opened up and missing one little part. Thanks for the tips about running something through the pee hole. I also ordered the impeller kit just in case. I've seen enough videos of it to see how it's done. I used to work on auto...
  154. H

    Anyone good with outboards on the West Side of LA?

    Ok, will give that a try too.
  155. H

    Anyone good with outboards on the West Side of LA?

    It's a 22 foot Amato panga setup for fishing. Motor oil, filter and lower unit probably can do myself by watching Youtube. The impeller, I saw all the different Youtube videos and probably do it. But, I don't want to make it worse if you know what I mean. The reason for the impeller is I...
  156. H

    Catalina 8/12 - Lots of bait in the water

    A friend new to boating. He even let go of one of the dock lines accidentally. Education process in the works.
  157. H

    Catalina 8/12 - Lots of bait in the water

    Another note. Freaking summer brings out the idiots on the launch ramp. In the morning, it's mostly fishermen and usually, they know common launching ramp etiquettes. When coming in, boy the cruisers were out coming in or going out. One dude with a big pontoon cuts me off on my lane while...
  158. H

    Catalina 8/12 - Lots of bait in the water

    Launched out of Southshore launch ramp and went to Nacho's for some nice smaller 4-6 inch sardines. Great bait. The wind was light as predicted and small swells coming from the north-west. I planned to start fishing the west end, but turned more to the middle of the island as we started to...
  159. H

    Anyone good with outboards on the West Side of LA?

    Thanks. I did find some good videos. But you ever have it where the person does more damage than fix things? The oil is pretty straightforward, the impeller and throttle cable are the tough ones.
  160. H

    Anyone good with outboards on the West Side of LA?

    Hi Guys, Looking for a mobile boat mechanic or someone who works on their boat to show me and help me do some work on the boat. I like to see someone do the work to learn the gotcha. I need to do the following: Oil change Lower unit oil change Impeller ( I got some trash in there or...
  161. H

    Honda BF90D 100 hour service

    Not a Honda, but my Merc at 100 hours is motor oil, lower unit oil, and oil filter. The impeller etch is 300-hour intervals.
  162. H

    SOLD FURUNO Radar - 1623 display and RSB 0093 dome

    Hi Dan. Message replied. FYI. Dimensions of display. 7 1/4" wide. 7 1/2" tall. 3" deep. 9" tall with bracket. 4" deep with bracket.
  163. H

    SOLD FURUNO Radar - 1623 display and RSB 0093 dome

    Hi Guys, I have for sale a Furuno Radar set with 1623 display and RSB 0093 dome in a perfect clean working condition. Power cables, display cover and bracket and also uncut dome cables. I was going to put it on my boat but changed my mind and went with a smaller unit. A good safety item for...
  164. H

    WTB Rule 700 Cartridge Bait Pump

    Are you looking for the pump with wiring or the body you mount on the hull? I have a brand new pump. PM me if you interested.
  165. H

    For Sale Boat is going to junkyard- parts for sale

    Hope Andy doesn't mind my 2 cents. But, I went there to look at the boat and meet his brother and we talked. They are on summer break from school and I'm sure they would rather fish than work on a boat.
  166. H

    WTB LEANING POST! LOOKING FOR A LEANING POST.

    That was sold months ago. Dude didn't take down the ad.
  167. H

    For Sale Boat is going to junkyard- parts for sale

    The last thing you need is to have your expensive motor fall off and you're in deep shit.
  168. H

    Seat for top of bait tank?

    Hi Guys, I'm looking for a boat seat that sits on top of the bait tank like in this picture. Tom of Towerfab had the picture and I've reached out to him. But, anyone know where I can purchase? Will sit on top of my bait tank. Thanks, Harddrive
  169. H

    Why Not Pangas ?

    I have a 21' Amato and they are good boats. I've had 2 other boats and they all get wet. I do though wish I could have a boat with cabin that would fit in my drive way. By the way, in Puerto Vallarta while fishing the Tres Maria island there were lots of commercial pangas out there. That is...
  170. H

    WTB LEANING POST! LOOKING FOR A LEANING POST.

    Found this. $425. https://strykerttops.com/catalog/category/accessories/leaning-posts/
  171. H

    WTB Leaning Post for CC

    Hi Guys, Looking for leaning post for my center console. Please hit me up if you have one. Thanks, Harddrive
  172. H

    SOLD 2015 Amato 21 Foot Center Console - Gone

    Hi Guys, I am thinking of selling my 2015 Amato 21 foot center console with a 2016 90 HP Mercury on an extended bracket with 350 hours. The boat has a Lowrance HD 7 Gen 2 Touch and sitting on a trailer. The boat has a built-in bait tank and also a Stryker T Top. Easy to tow and a great boat...
  173. H

    Rodless Jim Charter On the Marla IV - On Mainland Mexico Board

    Yup. If you only have limited time but want to get your big fish fix in. It's a great option. On bringing back the fish, we brought home 49lbs of frozen tuna in the soft cooler bags. We checked in the bag at the PV airport at 11:00 am and our flight left at 4:00 pm and arrived home at 6:30...
  174. H

    FG tested to failure

    Was at PV on the Marla IV and they were tying the FG knot. I asked Roberto how many turns he takes on the knot and he said 25 times every time. The funny thing was when we catch a fish on the LR boat. We cut off the line and do another one. The PV guys, the check to see if the line has...
  175. H

    Rodless Jim Charter On the Marla IV

    Thanks, Ken. Should be a blast for you.
  176. H

    Rodless Jim Charter On the Marla IV

    Yup John. Nice to do nothing, but to wait for the bite.
  177. H

    Rodless Jim Charter On the Marla IV - On Mainland Mexico Board

    We paid $2,250 each and plane fair is not included. Our flight was $420 round trip.
  178. H

    Rodless Jim Charter On the Marla IV

    I wrapped it up as I have tons of work waiting for me. :)
  179. H

    Rodless Jim Charter On the Marla IV - On Mainland Mexico Board

    Finished the post. Guys that like big tuna, but can't spend the two weeks. I would highly recommend the Marla sports fishing with the Osuna brothers. I've heard about their operation for a long time and I now know for sure that they are the best operation down there. Free everything and...
  180. H

    Rodless Jim Charter On the Marla IV - On Mainland Mexico Board

    Hi Guys, Rodless Jim set up his first charter on the Marla IV out of PV. Story is on the Mainland Mexico board. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/rodless-jim-charter-on-the-marla-iv.692317/ Thanks, Min
  181. H

    Rodless Jim Charter On the Marla IV

    Hi Guys, Just got home from a 3-day adventure on the Rodless Jim (Long Range Board) charter on the Marla IV out of PV. Rodless Jim has been talking about how the fishing out of PV with the Osuna brothers and the big tuna they catch for a long time. Jim put together the Rodless charter and...
  182. H

    Nomad design dtx minnow

    Yeah. Unfortunately, if you don't troll these lures in the back blue water, it'll start to jump out of the water. As Paul Rubio said, we had some massive tangles. :D
  183. H

    Nomad design dtx minnow

    I use the same 3 feet wire harness as a maurader. It needs to be trolled in the blue water, meaning way way back.
  184. H

    Nomad design dtx minnow

    Here is the DTX which caught 6 wahoos last April. Caught a wahoo almost every time in the water. It's now retired. :) Also, I would replace the split ring and solder on a solid ring as I've seen the split ring give. Hooks are fine.
  185. H

    WTB Shimano Trinidad 40N parts

    Hi Tim. Did you reach out to shimano?
  186. H

    Nomad design dtx minnow

    I had a brand new DTX minnow do the same thing as the picture after a wahoo hit it. Lost the fish, but I did contact Nomade on FB and they sent me a new one from Australia.
  187. H

    For Sale Honda 1000 generator w/ light

    How much for the squid light only?
  188. H

    WTB L e a n post

    https://strykerttops.com/catalog/category/accessories/leaning-posts/ About 600 bucks after 15% off. In the 949 area code.
  189. H

    What is a good length

    Flouro stretches some. :)
  190. H

    SOLD New Seaguar Premier 100 lbs 50 Yard X 2

    Bump. Live in West LA and work in Downtown.
  191. H

    Avet/Seaguar/Raider/Graphtec Charter April 4th to 20th Report

    Totally agree. I've balloon too, but only when the flylined bait goes one way and the balloons will go in a totally different non-interfering direction.
  192. H

    Avet/Seaguar/Raider/Graphtec Charter April 4th to 20th Report

    6 wahoo, two at like 38lbs. Tuna about 12, largest like 180, smallest like 40.
  193. H

    SOLD New Seaguar Premier 100 lbs 50 Yard X 2

    Hi Guys, I have TWO BRAND NEW in bag Seaguar Premier 100 lbs 50 yards. Amazon has them on sale for $69.51 each. I am asking $50 per bag and you pay for shipping at actual costs. USPS flat rate is about $7.00. Send me a PM or can pick up in LA. Thanks, Harddrive
  194. H

    Avet/Seaguar/Raider/Graphtec Charter April 4th to 20th Report

    Next year, I am going to bring 24" balloons for everyone. I thought of the 36", but I don't think we have enough hot wind on the boat to blow 24 of those up and most passengers would pass out trying. ;) Yes, Paul does have it down. I'm sure others will copy him on the next trip. On the way...
  195. H

    Avet/Seaguar/Raider/Graphtec Charter April 4th to 20th Report

    Normal LR troll speed of 8 or 9 knots. IMO, I would say they like to be slower. On how far, you want it way out to the lure to dig in and stay there. It's not a maurader and likes it way out. Best success was down the center way back at almost end of the whitewash. These billed minnow...
  196. H

    Avet/Seaguar/Raider/Graphtec Charter April 4th to 20th Report

    Same way as a maurader is wired. Also of note are those billed lures really dig into the water. They are almost impossible to bring in while the boat is moving, even in low gear on a 30. I would fish it with a 50 size reel.
  197. H

    Avet/Seaguar/Raider/Graphtec Charter April 4th to 20th Report

    It works.... I would get at least two and also I would replace the split ring with solid rings. I had the back end of my ring come open after a fish, lucky it was already on deck. Another angler who was trolling the lure lost the entire fish when the lure came back without the back hook after...
  198. H

    Avet/Seaguar/Raider/Graphtec Charter April 4th to 20th Report

    Yes, 2 hours. Usually, there is current so after about 10 drops, I change to bait. This year, there was no current, so might as well get the cardio in. I would light the jig with a flashlight, drop it down down down, wind till I can't wind any more. Drop it down and do that about 3 or 4...
  199. H

    Avet/Seaguar/Raider/Graphtec Charter April 4th to 20th Report

    Hey Brad. I remember that trip, it was epic for Oxnard. We can put Bubba in a duffle bag and let him out on the 2nd travel day south. He can jump off the boat if he wants. :-D I have to come and visit you in Costa Rica. I hear it's unreal.
  200. H

    Avet/Seaguar/Raider/Graphtec Charter April 4th to 20th Report

    Hi Steve, I used regular Seaguar 100 or Pink Yozuri. I like the harder fluoro for the abrasion resistance and strength. It's just preference.
  201. H

    Avet/Seaguar/Raider/Graphtec Charter April 4th to 20th Report

    Hi Guys, Just came back last Friday on the Rick Ozaki annual 16 dayers. As always, the fishing was great and catching wasn't great for everyone, but still fun and better than working. Since Rick's charter is the first trip after maintenance, we get to load up sleep on the boat the day before...
  202. H

    New Komodo SS Trade Lefty for Righty

    Thanks, reached out to Trophy Tackles and they will trade the reel for me.
  203. H

    New Komodo SS Trade Lefty for Righty

    Hi Okuma, I bought a brand new Komodo SS KDS-463PLX from a company on the east coast. Anyway, I can come to the factory and swap for a KDS-463P? It would save a lot of hassle of shipping the reel back. Thanks, Harddrive
  204. H

    Flat Fall jigs

    I tried the flat fall with 7691 hooks pointing up and the line would get caught on the line. This year, I am going to redo and point the hooks down.
  205. H

    Now We Need This For The Long Travel Days

    Do a drive by on the way to Hurricane Banks.
  206. H

    From Facebook

    If the hook goes into the bone and cannot penetrate through, it will bend or break. I have one hook when the fish was coming over the rail, the hook got stuck on the rail. It straightened out just like the picture, except the tip, stayed attached.
  207. H

    Now We Need This For The Long Travel Days

    I was thinking of not actually fishing from the boat. Was thinking of a high speed water taxi. Maybe leave from Cabo and Clarion in like 3 hours.
  208. H

    Now We Need This For The Long Travel Days

    How about as a taxi? Load up the boat and fly down 3 days later.
  209. H

    Now We Need This For The Long Travel Days

    It flies over the water, so I guess you just gain some more altitude. :D
  210. H

    Now We Need This For The Long Travel Days

    This would be nice to get to the spot really fast.
  211. H

    Chunking Mono Length?

    Hi Guys, What length of mono is good for chunking? About 75 feet to 100 feet enough? Use 130 mono? Harddrive
  212. H

    WTB Panga center console

    Sent you an email.
  213. H

    Albacore this year?

    They catch Albacore off the Big Island of Hawaii. The market had them and when asked, I guess they are catching them 1600 feet down.
  214. H

    16VISX

    I saw the reel at the Fred Hall show. Nice looking reel... The only thing which I didn't like was the small handle on the 16.
  215. H

    Tip of Hook Pointing Up or Down

    Also, BTW which hooks are you using?
  216. H

    Tip of Hook Pointing Up or Down

    Wow, thanks for the picture. Thanks. I will do some experimenting on my trip. Hooks along the plane and also vertical.
  217. H

    Tip of Hook Pointing Up or Down

    Hi Guys, Leaving in April on a 16 dayer on the Indy. Last trip, I took some 250G glow in the dark flatfall jigs and added a 9/0 7691 hooks instead of the two assist hooks. Because the 7691 has a long shank, the hook would snag the line. I got some Mustad Kaiju hooks and the shank is much...
  218. H

    Comment on Okuma Andros 12SII

    I have the 12slla and its high gear is great for moving the jig. No problem, but the ramp up on the drag is pretty extreme.
  219. H

    Indy - Any recommendations

    Judy is great. I've dealt with other front offices who are not so nice.
  220. H

    Do deckhand style rods have a place in the Long Range scene?

    Actually, no reel seat. Straight onto the cork. It was a slow fishing, so there was one to help him with the fish and another one that had the screwdriver to tighten the reel clamp. The cork was shreaded.
  221. H

    Do deckhand style rods have a place in the Long Range scene?

    On last years trip, there was this guy we call Paul the Longshoreman. We were seeing smaller fish that day like 100lbs or less and Paul was fishing his 9-foot jig stick with a Penn Fathom Torque 40LD. The thing was, he goes to me the Torque drag was screwed up. Well, he went and fished it...
  222. H

    Best meal on a LR boat

    BBQ Bill on the Shogun with the baby back ribs. Indy with the prime ribs from Ed, Michelle and Rollo. Turkey dinner on the Q, my first LR trip spoiled me forever. All the boats have great food.
  223. H

    Dolphin Motel toast

    Seriously. WTH. Good luck hotel guest not getting your doors dinged. The hotel operator is going to try to work out something with the Port to allow any possible overflow parking to go across the street (Fisherman's Landing).
  224. H

    Indy - Any recommendations

    Try it. You'll like the boat and the crew and the food. Been going on there for last 7 years. Been on the Excel and love that boat too. But, I like the Indy bunk room layout a bit better.
  225. H

    Looking for 200lbs Hollow Spectra

    Hi Guys, I need some 200lbs Hollow, about 300 yards of it. Can be white or colored. Please tell me what you have? Harddrive
  226. H

    20VISX

    Reel looks good. Good to have options. I wouldn't get rid of my Mak's, but if I was in the market I would look at the Penn's too.
  227. H

    20VISX

    Can anyone that have one open the new Penn up and show us the internals? It would be nice to have Alan Tani do his review on the reel.
  228. H

    20VISX

    Coming in late to this discussion. I remember that thread and I used to have an Accurate 665 and also Trinidad 20. Night and day. Anyone have one of the new Penn's and open up and let's see pictures of the gears? How wide are they and how are they cut?
  229. H

    Pacific Trailer for sale, for 15-19' boat

    I will take it. Sent you a text.
  230. H

    NIB Mercury 802889A 1 Oil Drain Pump

    Probably. Look at your dipstick. if it has a connector like the water house, it'll work.
  231. H

    Hooping/Fishing/Chumming with the wife at The Wall

    It's usually the side to side motion once you stop that gets people.
  232. H

    Mounting Gaff Holder Under Gunnel

    Thanks guys. I got some 3M VHB (Very High Bond). I got this fishing tool holder and will try that one this weekend. If that works, I'll try it on the gaff holders.
  233. H

    Fabricator in Marina Del Rey or South Bay

    Hi Guys, Need some customization of a leaning post. Anyone recommend someone in MDR or South Bay?
  234. H

    Tuna on a dinghy

    Very cool. We have all done crazy shit at one time or another. My only comment is, it just take one situation to make it life or death. Was talking to my buddy who had a 25 foot Parker. He was on the trip with 3 other guys and the boat flipped because it was just the wrong combination of...
  235. H

    Bait Tank Sales & Installation

    Tom, Towerfab send you a PM.
  236. H

    Mounting Gaff Holder Under Gunnel

    Thanks guys. We have some signs that they used the 3M VHB tape and it held really good. I guess I will try to use some of that after cleaning the surface really well.
  237. H

    Mounting Gaff Holder Under Gunnel

    Hey Guys, Need some ideas on how to attach these gaff holder under my gunnel. I prefer not to drill into my fiberglass hull. I've seen some industrial strength acrylic double sided tape and they are a bitch to get off. Any ideas? Use some 5200?
  238. H

    2000 Mercury 225 Optimax Jet

    Ok. Damn. I was looking for a Defiance. :) I was going to ask you. "Can I have it?"
  239. H

    2000 Mercury 225 Optimax Jet

    Hey John. What happened to your Defiance? Upsized?
  240. H

    Must have boating items!

    I will take the rule 1500 bilge pump and possibly - Rule 1500 or 2000 12 or 24 v used mystery pump $10 if it's working. Also, will you ship? I can email you a shipping label for USPS if needed.
  241. H

    Buddhist monk buying and releasing all the baits at MDR.

    Good thing they didn't pick a hot summer day. It was dead out there and maybe 2 other boats I saw fishing.
  242. H

    Buddhist monk buying and releasing all the baits at MDR.

    Good thing there wasn't a once in a lifetime big tuna in Santa Monica bay going on. We would have cried.
  243. H

    Buddhist monk buying and releasing all the baits at MDR.

    Yeah, I guess they are customers too. LOL.
  244. H

    Buddhist monk buying and releasing all the baits at MDR.

    Went out on Sunday 10/29 out of MDR and went to the bait dock to get some sardines. From a distance I saw all these people wearing yellow and red, I thought maybe it as a kids tour of the bait docks or whale watching trip. As we got closer, it was a bunch of Buddhist monks like having a ceremony...
  245. H

    Mak16 and HXRaptor ?

    Mak 15 are totally different animals than a Mak 16. Kind of like a Penn 30 compared to a Penn 12. Mak 15 is like a Shimano Talica 16. 15 is not a cow reel for sure.
  246. H

    Mak16 and HXRaptor ?

    I have and fished the Mak 16 and also the HXW Raptor. Mak 16 is kind of a smaller version of the Mak 30. Wide reel, but not as tall. Good drags and I would fish 100 on there easily. If anyone is looking for a Mak 16 SEA, PM me. :D Now the HXW Raptor. It's a great reel in it's own right...
  247. H

    Flip Seat/Leaning Post for Center Console

    Thanks. This is the dimension of the bait tank 24" Tall x 32" Wide x 17 1/2" Deep. Probably the custom is the way to go.
  248. H

    Looking For Leaning Post for Center Console

    Hey Guys, I'm looking for a used leaning post/seat. Will have to go over my bait tank. Shoot me over what you have and pictures and dimensions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Harddrive
  249. H

    Flip Seat/Leaning Post for Center Console

    Hi Guys, I bought an Amato center console with a bait tank and no leaning post. I'm looking for a source for a flip seat leaning post or someone to fabricate one on the cheap side OR even better someone has a used one. Here is the picture of the bait tank. Thanks, Harddrive
  250. H

    Okuma and avet

    Hi, Is the Andros 16 a two speed?
  251. H

    NIB Mercury 802889A 1 Oil Drain Pump

    Hi Guys, I have a brand new Mecury 802889A 1 Oil Drain Pump. It was for my Mercruiser which I no longer have. I'm asking $30 shipped to you. Please send me a PM. Thanks, Min
  252. H

    16VISX vr MAK16SEa

    There will be times when low isn't low enough. ;)
  253. H

    Modern Rail Rod?

    Phenix Axis rods are very nice too. So are Calstar and Seekers. Pull on them before you buy and find out what works for you. They're kind of like golf clubs, there are tons of model, but not everything works for everyone.
  254. H

    Lobster pot puller

    Saw these on ebay. http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&toolid=10001&campid=5336488034&icep_item=181027797977
  255. H

    WTB 20' Triumph CC

    A newer one 2012. http://boathouseofanaheim.com/boats-for-sale/2012-triumph-190-bay-anaheim-california-6269477/
  256. H

    No more canned Albacore at the docks???

    Thanks for the info. That sounds like it'll work.
  257. H

    No more canned Albacore at the docks???

    Wow. So, no more Fisherman's cans?
  258. H

    Rodless Again

    Comprehensive car insurance should cover right?
  259. H

    Rodless Again

    Bummer...
  260. H

    Blue hollow spectra/braid

    What I don't like about the factory colored spectra is that it makes it stiffer. Also, do you notice after fishing a few trips your spectra is grey like the color of diesel soth? What I do is use my sharpie to color where I splice the lines, so that I can cut it there next time I splice.
  261. H

    Blue hollow spectra/braid

    Or.... Forget it and just fish like you always have. :D
  262. H

    Blue hollow spectra/braid

    This all sounds dandy. But what happens when you have to cut off some of your spectra and your marking is off. Then you have to do it again. :D
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    Blue hollow spectra/braid

    Thanks for the tip John.
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    16ft CC LAST REDUCED 2200!!!!!!!!!!

    Hey Bro. FYI. Your Photobucket service you are using probably free is stop showing your pictures, like no one can see what your boat looks like. Try taking pictures and just upload to BD. Others might be more interests.
  265. H

    Okuma Makaira Service?

    2310 E Locust St, Ontario, CA 91761 Okuma Fishing Tackle Corporation, Address Corporate Office Address: 2310 E Locust St, Ontario, CA 91761 Phone:(909) 923-2828
  266. H

    Okuma Makaira Service?

    Yup. All the services was free.
  267. H

    SCAM SCAM SCAM!!! 24 Skipjack in Huntington Harbor

    Paged not there anymore. Flagged for removal.
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    2004 Triumph 170cc

    It said that you want 10k in the ad. Is it 11k or 10k from March?
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    Wanted: Shimano Calcutta 812 XFA Fishing Rod

    I have a few original. PM me if you are interested. Calcutta 820 XFA Calcutta 815 XFA
  270. H

    6 days @ the Lupe....less than 24 hours more like it! The REEL truth!

    Most LR boat I've been on turn off the tv during dinner.
  271. H

    NEW Penn 50 VISX

    Reel looks good.
  272. H

    Flat Fall jigs at Hurricane and/or Clarion

    Sharks love them flat fall down at the zone too.
  273. H

    Will Fish Tackle TLD2 Frames - 20s and 30s Available

    Was wondering about The 50 drag washer upgrade to the TLD 20/30. Sent you an email.
  274. H

    So you finally decide to pull the trigger on a LR trip....and then

    No. Luckily or not luckily for me. My tackle box is in the middle and top and every freaking rod is on there after every stop. Opening my tackle box end up as an adventure liking clearing all the hanging branches to get in there. But in all seriousness. I have a small pack of hooks and...
  275. H

    So you finally decide to pull the trigger on a LR trip....and then

    Nice!!!! Most if not all the time, the chairs go up once the fishing starts. If they don't get that, well if their chairs disappear for some reason. Who knows. ;)
  276. H

    Excel Bluefin

    Flat fall or Shimano flat fall knock off. They have split ring and I've replaced mine with a 7/0 7691DT hook too. Nice fish!!!!
  277. H

    So you finally decide to pull the trigger on a LR trip....and then

    I've seen a few chairs go overboard. That kind of solves the problem real fast. ;)
  278. H

    WTB Custom Fishing Holster

    Hit up Oscar Marroquin on Facebook. He makes them holster and the spike. Also he told me he sells them to Fisherman's Landing tackle store. Check there too.
  279. H

    Tipping On A Long Range Trip

    I think the "God Father" of LR fishing is Bill Poole....
  280. H

    I am Looking for an Okuma Makaira 20 or 16 II Sea

    Any preference for color? I have a NIB GOLD Mak 16 converted to SEA by the factory.
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    Wahoo Lures

    I have a few of those. Work of art and they are made out of mahogany. One problem is that wood, especially in salt water floats. I would wait for JRI to come out with his Intruder. It will be worth the wait.
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    Is the Halco 190 a close match for the Hooker, Intruder lure? Experience?

    They troll pretty good for smaller tuna and bonitos. Used them when moving around the Cortez bank.
  283. H

    Has anyone been on the Pacific Star out of Seaforth sport fishing?

    Mark, You maybe right. I used to do the ST charters on the PV too and liked fishing with Mark/Greg and especially Chef Jeff's food. He had oil fried french fries on a moving boat. Only boat I've ever seen it. Pac Star, is not too bad. Wider boat, better bunks. Food is good, not as good as...
  284. H

    Paint and Colors on Troll Wahoo Lures What is your opinion?

    Wait till the new ones from JRI comes out.
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    Has anyone been on the Pacific Star out of Seaforth sport fishing?

    Yup. ST Charter used to be on Pac Voyager until some fall out happened to a regular charter. It usually means the charter got disrespected or screwed over, so got moved. I have no info, but you can read into it what you want.
  286. H

    Has anyone been on the Pacific Star out of Seaforth sport fishing?

    Been on the Senior Tuna boat with Captain Mike many times. Great boat, food is good, lots of space. Bunk rooms of 6 instead of wide open berth. Mike has put on some epic reds bite every. I take my teen aged daughter on the trip and the boat crew is very helpful.
  287. H

    Which Reel would you get for a Cow Trip.

    Isn't that the same kind of reel they use on wicked tuna?
  288. H

    Which Reel would you get for a Cow Trip.

    Just read your original post. You already have a 20 and 30, which are my reels for fly liing. I would get a Mak 50. Why? For the big bait, I mean Man Bait, Salamis and Tubes. When the bait is big and you can work them good. Why torture yourself.
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    Avet Reels-Seaguar-Raider Lures 3/28 to 4/13 Report

    Thanks Jeff. One of the final thing I'd like to say is. After you do enough of these trips, it's not so much about the big fish. It's about seeing old friends and relaxing. It's the rookie like I was at one time that wants to go nuts and catch everything and anything more than anyone else...
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    Which Reel would you get for a Cow Trip.

    Hit up John Trophy of Trophy tackle. He's on the board too. http://www.tunafishtackle.com/
  291. H

    Avet Reels-Seaguar-Raider Lures 3/28 to 4/13 Report

    More pictures. JRI - Jerry Intruder - After wahoo beating. Doctor John. Thank you John for loaning me the iPhone charging cable. Louie Louie :) Michael - If I ever assault a house, I would want you in the front. Captain Ken Buzzell Rocky "Reel Master" Rocchi Max with...
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    Avet Reels-Seaguar-Raider Lures 3/28 to 4/13 Report

    Ricks giveaways. Everyone got these. Phil and Michael Max and Romam Paul "long shore man" Phil Sharon and Jerry and Paul "Norcal" Louie Louie, Jim Evans and Max relaxing on the deck going up hill. Charter Master Rick Ozaki and Jim Issac "park ranger" Jim Issac Victor...
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    Avet Reels-Seaguar-Raider Lures 3/28 to 4/13 Report

    Hey Barry, Yup. Missed the XM radio and your iPad to see where the heck we were. Was nice fishing/drinking with you. :D Good luck on the trip. And get ready to drink some buds and smoke a big cigar. Yup. The back deck with nice drink and cigar and no place to go is very relaxing and...
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    Avet Reels-Seaguar-Raider Lures 3/28 to 4/13 Roll Call

    Yup. Know Jim Isaac well. Retired Park Ranger.
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    Avet Reels-Seaguar-Raider Lures 3/28 to 4/13 Report

    COMPLETED Hi Guys, Well another year goes by and another trip in the books. I've been fishing Rick Ozaki's charter now for 7 years... My buddy Max who I got into LR fishing has now been on 4 of these 16 dayer and now considered a LR veteran. I guess the part of the excitement is...
  296. H

    "That Guy" roll call

    We were on a trip when it was his 70th or 80th birthday and we had a cake for him. He gave a nice speech on his history about being in interment camp and how he came to the US. I heard he owned a good chunk of Balboa Island in New Port.
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    "That Guy" roll call

    ROFL. I know who you are talking about...
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    The one thing you forgot to bring?

    Some really good ones. One year, I was out of town in Las Vegas for 3 weeks working and drove back the day before leaving for my 15 day trip on the Intrepid and packed at night. Packed everything tackle wise, rods, reels and cloths. Then load up on the boat on the day of the trip and I was...
  299. H

    The one thing you forgot to bring?

    Hey Guys, So I'm packing and thinking of things that I forgot last time. What one thing did you forget on your trip and wish you haven't? Harddrive
  300. H

    "That Guy" roll call

    I've have to be honest with everyone. I'm sure at one point or another we've all been "That Guy" sometimes even without even knowing. My example, on one of those day of multiple travel days. Me and my buddy got hammered on tequila shots. Me more then my buddy. :D So that afternoon (yes, we...
  301. H

    "That Guy" roll call

    So true. One of the tricks of getting bit is to not be in tangles. :) I've only personally experienced it one time where I was in a tangle and got bit. Boy does that clear the tangle real fast. Watch your fingers!!!!
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    Newbie on a 14 day AA - what to bring?

    Welcome aboard. Like people are saying. I wouldn't worry about tackle and hooks and such. You can get that from the boat. What I would though is bring a couple of spools of 100 and 130 fluorocarbon leader. That stuff the boat sometimes runs out of. The rest, the boat will set you up and...
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    UC CP70XH

    It all depends on what kind of fish you're targeting. And as someone said, any rod can be a rail rod. I have the original GUSA 70XH rods. For YT to 50 lbs it's great. For normal Lupe fishing with 50 lbs lines, not a problem. Last time I was there before the closure, 50-60lbs YFT was the...
  304. H

    Nine Days and Counting...

    Rodless. Sorry to hear about the trip. Each charter group is different. They have their goals and plans and backup plans. But 5 yellowtail for 4 days of fishing is like WOW. Driving from Clarion back to SD and you can only find 5 YT......
  305. H

    SKB Rocket launchers - Help Please

    Good idea on using the PVC boat rod holders. My buddy just used PVC from Home Depot.
  306. H

    SKB Rocket launchers - Help Please

    My buddy gave me his SKB and he used 2" PVC pipes and used those as the rocket launchers. Much larger than stock and you can actually lift it up. I'll see if I can take some pictures and post for you.
  307. H

    Thoughts on Phenix Axis HAX-720X3H

    If I'm not mistaken. There was a bad run of the 1X many years ago. I had the same question and spoke to the factory. 3x and 4x is fine. J
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    "That Guy" roll call

    There was this one dude on the Excel. He was a old friend of Bill. Dude would smoke inside of the stateroom and the smoke would drift through the ventilation to other staterooms. We report it to the captain and the captain had a talk with him. Next day, same shit....
  309. H

    What a bad wind on looks like...

    I saw some made by Bass Pro being used on a trip by another angler. Seen a few of those shoot out the spectra. Saw the guy throw all of them in the trash.
  310. H

    Thoughts on Phenix Axis HAX-720X3H

    With fishing these short leaders, I mean like 5 to 25 feet for cows, something has to be the shock absorber. The leader is short so the stretch there is minimal. The spectra barely stretches, so that is also minimal. Now you then add a rod too stiff with a small hook and then you have a good...
  311. H

    Thoughts on Phenix Axis HAX-720X3H

    I have the Axis 720x3 and x4. 3x is a good 100lb rod like people are saying. Kind of same bend as a Calstar 770xxh and weight. The 4x is more like the 770xxxh and weight the same too. If you have ever pulled on a Phx Hybrid 3x, then the Axis 3x is more stiffer, but not as light. I highly...
  312. H

    Avet Reels-Seaguar-Raider Lures 3/28 to 4/13 Roll Call

    Thanks Bushman and Fishy. We shall see. Still time to go back and forth. You never know until you are down there. I've been down there long enough. Hot one day and then cold the next. Two years ago it was dead... Then the day before we left, the life came back to the bank. Little tuna...
  313. H

    How many wahoo rigs for 15/16 dayer?

    Hi Alan, Max Macias brings the troller and I bring the kite rig. Kind of like when Jeff and I used to do it, except Jeff wanted his own kite, so I just used his troller. :D
  314. H

    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    Very nice story. I think I said it before and I'll say it again anyways. Your story reminds us of what fun it is to be doing those trips, even with the tough luck.
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    How many wahoo rigs for 15/16 dayer?

    Pretty cool story. You never know what's on the other side of the line until you can see it. Last trip, I hooked a shark on the side of the gill slits. It fought like a huge tuna and when we saw where we hooked it, we knew why.
  316. H

    "Redneck Rodeo" 7-Day Aboard the Royal Star

    Very cool video. And some good fishing too.
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    How many wahoo rigs for 15/16 dayer?

    Yup. They sure are fast though. Fun to catch and chaos. I usually try not to get too much in the fray with the toe stepping going on. I need steel toe deck boots. :)
  318. H

    How many wahoo rigs for 15/16 dayer?

    Saltiga 40 LD 2 speed. 46.9" / 22.8' Okuma 12Siia 48.4in 15.7in
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    How many wahoo rigs for 15/16 dayer?

    Hey Guys, I'm trying to cut down on the quantity of rigs I bring for my trip. :D What I noticed is that I don't even use them all. So on the wahoo rigs. How many should I take? It's a Raider charter, so I mainly use Raiders. 1 - Saltiga 40 LD - Raider 2 - Saltiga 40 LD - Raider 3 -...
  320. H

    Avet Reels-Seaguar-Raider Lures 3/28 to 4/13 Roll Call

    Hi Guys, Well another year has passed by and it is that time again for the Rick Ozaki Avet/Seaguar/Raider 16 dayer on the Indy. Rick's trip always has tons of give aways and raffles lots of Avet reels. I haven't won one in about 5 years. Rick did you see that? ;) This year is going to be...
  321. H

    Calstar 7470 Rail Rod Series

    I have the 7465H and M. When the line came out, it was more tip then the 765 series, the 765 is really parabolic. Then Calstar came out with the 770 series, the railroad series.
  322. H

    The adventure begins

    Good luck on your trip. Fishing can change like with a flick of a switch.
  323. H

    Nine Days and Counting...

    Looks like they hit Marlins on the lower banks. Hi Everyone, We traveled most of the morning before we arrived at our first destination. Hit some fish on the sonar right on the edge of the Bank, got the anchor down, and had zero current. Within a few minutes we had number of striped marlin in...
  324. H

    Nine Days and Counting...

    It can change at anytime. We were on one trip one year, it was good fishing then turned really dead in the middle of the trip. Then the last day, you can see these little tuna jumping all over the place and then the big fish moved in. Good luck on your trip.
  325. H

    Nine Days and Counting...

    Yeah. Seems the recent trips has been having a hard time. I leave at the end of March, so hopefully the fishing swings up.
  326. H

    Nine Days and Counting...

    Doesn't sound good for Rodless. From the Intrepid site. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Gang, We are online again, our wifi signal dropped for the better part of day. Fishing for us was very slow yesterday and we made the decision to take off and look...
  327. H

    Nine Days and Counting...

    Well. I guess the boat got to Clarion ok. Jim sent me this picture this morning. What a beautiful sight.
  328. H

    16 year old photos that I found

    Q105 was the first boat that I did my real LR trip on. Miss the boat and have great memories. Turkey dinner and everything, that was the life. :) That looks like Cal on the bait tank throwing bait.
  329. H

    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    Great story so far Nebraska. Reading your post should remind us all of our first LR trip. Thanks for bringing those memories back for me.
  330. H

    APOLLO ADVENTURE

    Nice story and thanks for the blow by blow commentary.
  331. H

    It is better to have loved and lost then stand all day at the rail -Fish Report RP

    Thanks for the report. You have to be at the rail to get a bite and sometimes you hook something or not, but you have to spend time at the rail. :)
  332. H

    Okuma Makaira Service?

    https://www.okumafishingusa.com/rma Here you go if you want your reel serviced. No worries.
  333. H

    Tony pena knot for 100lb fluro functional but not overkill

    From Mr Fishy. Video for the FG knot using the Seiko Knot Assist 2.0 from Amazon for $32. :D Spent 32 bucks for the thing. I keep following Fishy's way, I may end up going broke.
  334. H

    Nine Days and Counting...

    Just one more days. Jim must be bouncing off the walls and going to every tackle store. :)
  335. H

    Nine Days and Counting...

    Or blind luck. :) I've seen people throw out an almost dead bait and get the big one. One time, I saw a guy go for grouper and caught a big one. Sometimes luck plays a huge part. But not in Rodless case. :D
  336. H

    Tony pena knot for 100lb fluro functional but not overkill

    How hard is it to tie the FG knot when the boat is moving?
  337. H

    Nine Days and Counting...

    Rodless. 1 or 2 more days? You must be in SD by now.
  338. H

    Penn International 70VSL Near New - With 1:1 Lower Gear

    Aloha Guys, I know that many of you troll with big reels in Hawaii. :) I have a near new condition Penn 70VS converted to 70VSL. That is an additional $120 in parts to convert the low gear from 1.4:1 to 1:1, which makes this reel a winch. I still have the 1.4:1 low gear and will also include...
  339. H

    Penn 70VSL Near New - With 1:1 Lower Gear

    Hi Guys, I have a near new condition Penn 70VS converted to 70VSL. That is an additional $120 in parts to convert the low gear from 1.4:1 to 1:1, which makes this reel a winch. I still have the 1.4:1 low gear and will also include that. Reel has been recently fully serviced and the reel is...
  340. H

    Okuma Makaira Service?

    I want to give another shout out to Ed at Okuma. Another great service and follow through. I asked for a reel clamp for my Mak 10 and for some reason the clamp didn't show up. After a few exchanges of email with Ed. I finally got the clamp this weekend. The USPS was trying to deliver to the...
  341. H

    Nine Days and Counting...

    John. Please post on the board what Jim has bought just in the last 3 months. Let's see. :D Have a good time Jim. Harddrive
  342. H

    Nine Days and Counting...

    LOL. Nice John.... Keep busting them.
  343. H

    KNEE PADS for RAIL Fishing

    Better to have the knee pads and scrape that on the deck then you knees. I would think that is better for infection if you don't break the skin.
  344. H

    KNEE PADS for RAIL Fishing

    Me too. :D Can't do the left arm no matter what. Goofy arm pit? On the knee pad. I like the cheap ones with one velcro in the back. Easy to take off and on and keeps you cool.
  345. H

    Tony pena knot for 100lb fluro functional but not overkill

    I tie it using the Rodless method. I use two overhand knot and do 11 up and 11 down and as people are saying the tool to tighten the knot is key. Wet it and also do a nice steady pull and not a jerky one. I've caught 200+ lber on 130 premier and the knot barely moved.
  346. H

    Skippy hook and other man bait questions for Wahoodad

    If I'm not mistaken. :) I was mistaken. Wahoodad isn't on the trip.
  347. H

    1st 16 dayer what Terminal tackle is absoulutely nessary

    1. Hooks. Ask the boat what size to bring. Only need about 25 to 50. I use the Mustad circles and 7/0 and 8/0 are for sardines. 2. Flourocarbon 100 and 130 about two spools of each. Tie a Tony Pena knot and forget wind on. :D 3. Jigs or Bombs. About 1/2 a dozen. Rest, just buy them from...
  348. H

    just got back from the Bank and...

    Nice tips and thanks for sharing.
  349. H

    Am I really getting MY fish back from processor?

    Agree. They take the donated fish and chill or freeze it before serving it to you.
  350. H

    VOG?

    Hi Guys, I just came back from the Big Island recently and heard the term VOG for the first time. The guys living there, what is your experience? Is it overrated or is it the real deal on health issues? Thanks, Harddrive
  351. H

    Private Boat Fishing in Kona Question

    Thanks. I'm here this week and drove around the west side of the island, I can literally see boats trolling back and forth along the coast. It can't be more than half a mile out.
  352. H

    glow paint experiment

    Sweet. Thanks for the info.
  353. H

    Party at the Seamount

    Long time ago on the Q105. I asked Brian Simms about the alpha and other spots at the rocks. Brian told me actually it all depends on the way the current is flowing and which way the boat is lining up. In other words all depends on the condition. At HB. There are high spots on the bank and...
  354. H

    glow paint experiment

    Hi. Does your buddy Matt can do some for me? I have a few like you did where the pl68 lost its glow.
  355. H

    Tibruon SST's

    The SST 16 may have the capacity of the Penn 16, but the reel is taller and more narrow.
  356. H

    UV flash light for lighting up Jigs

    Again, I would work the Cardio. Be able to do the drops and wind and wind as fast as possible and keep doing it again. Also one of the things with the flashlight is that you can be at the side of the boat and don't need to keep running to the light to charge. Only problem is you have a...
  357. H

    Clarion Island and Hurricane Bank Info

    Hi Alan! Hope you had a good trip. Thanks for the tips, I have to wait till end of March.
  358. H

    Is There a Reason Most LR Captains Tell Everyone to Fish 130?

    I've caught a fair share on 100# premier too. Not as many as Fishybuzz though. :D I would say, use the heaviest line you can to get bit. Like in the early morning grey light, there is no need to use 100 when they can't see it. I made that mistake the last trip and lost the fish when the line...
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    Is There a Reason Most LR Captains Tell Everyone to Fish 130?

    Ever see the leader after a fight. The end near the hook turned a bit more translucent and that is where I believe is the weak spot. With the short leader to spectra and spectra with very minimal stretch. Something has to give and the end of the leader does the most stretching. So 130 would...
  360. H

    UV flash light for lighting up Jigs

    Two of the best jig fisherman I know. They don't use or need the light. Look at the current intrepid report and there is a fisherman named Dale. He fishes hard and works that jig fast and a great multiple time with persistence. Me after about 4 drops I'm dead tired. Another fisherman I know...
  361. H

    Night fishing for the big guys

    Only thing about the flat fall is sharks will eat them too. Moving a jig fast does have its advantages.
  362. H

    Kona Fishing 1/17 or 1/18?

    Hi Guys, I am from the Mainland and coming to beautiful Big Island on the week of the 1/16th. I am considering moving there when I retire and looking to fish while I am there. Anyone have an opening for a single angler with no tackle :) For Tuesday 1/17 or Wednesday 1/18? I will be staying...
  363. H

    Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - Dec. wrap-up.

    Thanks for the report.
  364. H

    Long range boat video walk throughs

    Very cool. Thanks for doing the video.
  365. H

    UV flash light for lighting up Jigs

    At Rodless recommendation. I got one of these. $13.75 and it also detects car urine and also other interesting organic stuff. ;)
  366. H

    Private Boat Fishing in Kona Question

    Thanks for the reply Terry.
  367. H

    Okuma Makaira Service?

    Hey Tony. Yup that was me at Okuma today. I was checking out your Komodo. They look really nice.
  368. H

    Private Boat Fishing in Kona Question

    Hi Guys, I'm considering moving to Kailua-Kona in the near future and will get a boat on a trailer. Was thinking something in the 22 to 24 foot class. I've read that that the drop off is right outside of Kona and boats start trolling after leaving the harbor. Question is how far away is the...
  369. H

    Okuma Makaira Service?

    Hey Guys. I just picked up all my reels from Ed today at Okuma. Every one of the reels serviced and I also got spare parts like small screws. Got the reel way ahead of time and Ed was awesome at communication with the service. Thanks again Ed. Harddrive
  370. H

    Wtb want to buy trailer valet

    http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/boa/5902832558.html
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    Okuma Makaira Service?

    Hi Ed, I sent you a PM.
  372. H

    Okuma Makaira Service?

    Hi Ed, Yup you did, thanks for all the help. :) Dropped off my 1 - Mak 50 SEA, 1 - Mak 50, 2 x Mak 20 SEA, 1 - Mak 20 Gold, 1 - Mak 16 SEA, 1 - Mak 16, Mak 10, Mak 8. Can you tell I love my Okuma Makaira reels? Harddrive
  373. H

    Anyone looking for an Accurate ATD 50 Topless Frame?

    Hi Jeff, I took off the topless frame and placed the original one back on. I now need to sell the ATD with the cross bar soon. :) Harddrive
  374. H

    Anyone looking for an Accurate ATD 50 Topless Frame?

    Hi Guys, I apologize if I am posting on the LR board for a sale item. But people who are looking for this are on this board. Moderators, please delete if you feel inappropriate. Hi Guys, For those guys who have the cross bar on their ATD 50. Here is your chance to go topless in a PG...
  375. H

    Okuma Makaira Service?

    Hi Guys, I know that the Makairas warranty is 5 years. But I remember that Okuma would service them free also for 5 years. Can someone from Okuma verify for me? I want to drop off like 9 Makaira for service tomorrow. :D Thanks, Harddrive
  376. H

    Accurate ATD Shaft Gets Stuck

    Hey Ben, It's cool. I might as well figure out how to work on my reel myself, since only time I use it, I am 1,000 miles away from the US. Harddrive.
  377. H

    18" Marauder Like Lure-Your Experience?

    Double A lures are work of art. They are made of hardwood, I think it's mahogany and hand painted. But being wood, it does tend to float a bit.
  378. H

    Some Observations...

    One of the interesting point on LR trips is that you are with 20 or so anglers and the crew for 14 to 16 days straight in a small space. I call it summer camp for adults, but one of the things is in those 14 to 16 days. You can rub the people the wrong way or they can do the same to you. You...
  379. H

    Some Observations...

    Was this the trip two or three years ago? :)
  380. H

    Accurate ATD Shaft Gets Stuck

    Avets have some heavy spools, but they are built like tanks, I do like one reel though. The Avet SDS 3 speed, which I use for my jigging. The middle gear is nice. I used to arm Rodless and now Rodless has his own gear and then some. And my other buddy has his own stuff now too. So going...
  381. H

    Almost New - Accurate ATD 50 Topless Frame

    Hi Guys, For those guys who have the cross bar on their ATD 50. Here is your chance to go topless in a PG rated way. It takes about 5 minutes to change the frame. I have an almost new ATD 50 topless frame. I had accurate put the new frame on and I never used the reel again. Greased the...
  382. H

    Accurate ATD Shaft Gets Stuck

    I have had/or still own 3 x ATD50, ATD30, ATD12. And they worked well, except for this one. This was the problem child. But yes, shouldn't see this kind of problem on a $1,000 reel. :)
  383. H

    Accurate ATD Shaft Gets Stuck

    Haha :p Yes. The spool shaft was hanging on the drag plates the right side of the spool. I just found the rough spots and sanded it down a little and then tried again and again until things were smooth enough.
  384. H

    What is an ideal arsenal for upcoming 15 day trip

    Is this your first trip? If so, I would borrow from the boat. On the Indy, I believe they give you like three rigs for loaners. One 50 and one 30 and one wahoo rig. But... If you must have your own at a minimum, I would suggest these as a minimum. Kite. Use the boats. Only draw back is...
  385. H

    Accurate ATD Shaft Gets Stuck

    Ok fixed. I sanded down the shaft where it was rubbing on the other parts with 300 grit sandpaper and then polished with 600 grit sandpaper. The reel is working great and added some TSI oil and that spool spins forever. I like to fix my own reel, since when I'm on my trip, I have to fix...
  386. H

    Accurate ATD Shaft Gets Stuck

    Thanks for the replies. It's not the grease thing since the drags were dry. :) I'll see about sanding down the shaft to fix where it's hanging. Probably less intrusive then the dremel.
  387. H

    Accurate ATD Shaft Gets Stuck

    Hi Guys, I've had this recurring problem since I got the reel and I've sent it in for service a few years back and the problem is still there. Worse part was they stripped some a screw and then just sent me the reel with the screw wedged in. And the first time I used the reel on my 16 day...
  388. H

    Starting 'em off

    Nice. Dad is taking my rail time, let me go back to killing them.
  389. H

    Starting 'em off

    Good going! I like the picture of your son with the big ass grumpy. Sneering at the fish.
  390. H

    When Long Range and Life Collide

    Have a good trip and the adventure afterwards. I would have done the same....
  391. H

    Are Billfish Protected on LR Trips?

    Every boat I've been on. Any bill fish has been released. Sometimes by cutting the line knowing it's a no win situation. Better for the fish to live.
  392. H

    What will swim? retorical hahaha

    I've had guys tune the Mauraders. They need a little bend this way if it goes this way, or bend that way if it goes that way. Someone should post a how to.
  393. H

    1998 Kevlacat 20 ft

    Sent you a PM.
  394. H

    Andros 12SIIa Where Is It?

    I bought it through trophy tackle. John Nappo is on the long range board and I would highly recommend his company. I waited like a year and finally gave up and purchased a Daiwa saltiga 40 2 speed. Then being a tackle ho. Saw that John had one in stock. I bought one and no, didn't get a free rod.
  395. H

    Andros 12SIIa Where Is It?

    About a year and 2 months since I started this thread, I finally got the 12SIIa. Nice reel, hope to use it soon.
  396. H

    Power pro 100lb $85

    What color is the line?
  397. H

    LR reel maintenance

    Usually before my trip, I prep the reels and use Cals grease inside the reel. And some how or another, I usually get grease all over my hands. To get the grease off a bit and also protect the reel, I just rub it all over the surface of the reel. Works great at repelling water on the surface...
  398. H

    63 foot sport fisher Invicta charter goes down

    Yup, learned the lesson hard. About 15 years ago, my buddy and i trailered my boat on a Friday night after work to Shelter Island and launched at 10:00pm at night. We picked up bait and left the harbor and set the GPS to points south. The night was moonless and it was pitched black. I told...
  399. H

    Makairas

    Another one is John Nappo who posts is on the LR board. http://www.tunafishtackle.com/ Give him a call. Tell him you're from BD. :)
  400. H

    Makairas

    Me three!
  401. H

    Makairas

    David, Do you know if Okuma is planning to make a higher high gear for the Mak 50 for jigging?
  402. H

    WTS MINT SHIMANO STELLA 18000

    I believe it's 5.7:1 for the 18k to 4.4:1 20k.
  403. H

    WTS MINT SHIMANO STELLA 18000

    Main diff between the 18K and the 20K is the gear ratio.
  404. H

    antiquated

    There is nothing wrong with the 2x4.
  405. H

    What do you use or could I make/attach to stabilize the SKB 7200?

    I usually put my heavy sinkers and lures in the bottom tray. Usually keeps it from tipping over.
  406. H

    C-Map Max NT NA M024.11 - USA West Coast and Hawaii

    Hi Guys, C-Map NT+ Wide Coverage Pre-Programmed Data Cards I have a C-Map Max NT NA M024.11 - USA West Coast and Hawaii from September 2010 in C-Card Format. Here is the compatibility list. Select C-Map NT+ on C-Card for use with an Interphase ChartMaster 11CVX, 11CVXS, 11M+, 11MX, 7C, 7CI...
  407. H

    Heavy Rod Question

    You have to remember that it's great to have a really stiff rod, but you have to remember that with a short leader something has to give. The rod has to flex or your line has to stretch a bit, even more so on 100lbs line.
  408. H

    Threadfin sculpin------NOT

    They are delicious.
  409. H

    Guadalupe wahoo??

    Raider jigs have caught many tuna. Fish one for the tuna and maybe you'll get a wahoo. ;)
  410. H

    Tuna off the drone!

    Now there will need to be a drone rotation!
  411. H

    Accurate ATD Soft Reel Case - Hard To Find

    Hi Guys, I have here a hard to find Accurate ATD Soft Case. They used to sell/give these with the ATD reel to display and protect your investment. The case will fit any reel upto 50 Wide. The case is in perfect condition. Reel not included, but PM me if you're interested in a topless ATD...
  412. H

    Duffel Bag Suggestions

    Something with wheels. It's embarrassing dragging your bag around the docks and the boat.
  413. H

    VMC Dynamic hooks

    Ordered a bunch too. From France.
  414. H

    Avet Reels-Seaguar-Raider Lures 16 Day - 3/29/16 to 4/14/16

    Also by the way. Mike Hunting4Food go the Jackpot on a nice cow. :)
  415. H

    Avet Reels-Seaguar-Raider Lures 16 Day - 3/29/16 to 4/14/16

    Also one additional thing of special note. The Indy took really awesome care of our fish. Captain Matt said they figured out a way to keep all the fish RSW for the entire trip, No more FISH Popsicle!!!! From what I heard, the Indy had a new upgraded RSW system just installed on the boat. And...
  416. H

    Wahoo Reel.

    Fishy. We are talking about tackle for us mortal men and not Fishybuzz class. ;)
  417. H

    Wahoo Reel.

    Ha. Spinner. Also that reel alone costs $600+ :)
  418. H

    Wahoo Reel.

    Penn Fathom 40NLD 2 Speed. About $240 on ebay. Used the reel on the last trip. It's works and can crank that jig in fast...
  419. H

    Mid December 10 day?

    If your goal is to catch big tuna, I would do a longer trip as there will be days where you won't even get a bait scratch.
  420. H

    Avet Reels-Seaguar-Raider Lures 16 Day - 3/29/16 to 4/14/16

    Hey Guys, Just got back this morning from Rick Ozaki's annual 16 dayer on the Independence, sponsored by Avet, Seaguar and Raider lures. First part is for the guys who are about to leave with some tips. 1. Sabiki, bring the really really small ones. One of the hot bait was the tubes...
  421. H

    Fishing pliers, which one?

    Oh, forgot. Fred Hall show used to have 1 dollar cutters and needle nose pliers. Those are soaked in Corrosion X and then loaned out to my friends. :) They last quite a while actually. I still keep them in my tackle box still.
  422. H

    Fishing pliers, which one?

    Channel Lock Duckbills and Dykes, I've had the accurate pliers, the cutters fall off or won't cut after a while. I've had the other ones like the Pline pliers and they will eventually fail too.
  423. H

    EX50 3 speed Rod Nut Bolt and Clamp Nut

    John of Trophy Tackle is taking care of the situation. Thanks John!
  424. H

    EX50 3 speed Rod Nut Bolt and Clamp Nut

    Thanks. I know RickO can get them too. Was hoping Avet would send them to me since they sent the reel that way.
  425. H

    EX50 3 speed Rod Nut Bolt and Clamp Nut

    Hi guys, I had a brand new EX50 3 speed in gunmetal dropped shipped to me from Trophy tackle to my home in LA and it arrived on Saturday. I saw no reason a reel needs to go to NY and then back to LA to just have the spectra put on. The reel is nice and beautiful and in good shape, but there...
  426. H

    EX50 3 speed Rod Nut Bolt and Clamp Nut

    Duplicate post.
  427. H

    Andros 12SIIa Where Is It?

    Who's crying? It's just a thread about fishing man. Chill. It's not a man hood contest behind a computer screen. It's about some fishing reel which I thought would be out before my 16 dayer this year, given that I gave a freaking deposit before last years 16 dayer trip. I just had my...
  428. H

    Last Minute Prepping Tradition.

    Yup Alan, That's what Jeff Liu was. My backup, now I have to be someone else backup. :)
  429. H

    Last Minute Prepping Tradition.

    Beauty of this charter is it's sponsored by Rick Ozaki the distributor of Raider Jigs. Every year, He gives each of us 4 to 6 Raiders as a give away. I have been adding them to my tray and most of all of them in my tray still. :) Also me being a super cheapo. I used to use all my Raiders...
  430. H

    Last Minute Prepping Tradition.

    You know, I like to visit Fisherman's tackle store before the trip. But I have taught myself to not buy the shiny new thing calling my name.
  431. H

    Last Minute Prepping Tradition.

    Well. Seems we can't forget the alcohol. :) Everyone has their poison. I go to Costco and buy a jug of Johnny Walker Black 1.75L and now with other friends, I'll probably have to load up two bottles. I usually pack the last minute and this year I have been actively trying to prune down. I...
  432. H

    Last Minute Prepping Tradition.

    Hi Guys, My trip is about 11 days away and tonight I just fished wrapping two Phenix Axis 720 4X. One for me and one for my new roomie. JL quit fishing, so I had to find a new roomie. So this is probably my last minute prepping tradition. Buy new blanks and let it sit almost a year and...
  433. H

    Ballyhood wahoo trollers

    Rodless told me that the cow bells wouldn't stay off the lure on his trip about a month ago. I have them and will try them out.
  434. H

    Putting on the labels?

    I tried the clear nail polish and it worked great. Placed the sticker (still need to figure out how to not get fingerprints on it) and placed clear nail polish all over the edges and let it dry while at work and came back home and coated. Thanks for the tip.
  435. H

    Putting on the labels?

    Thanks for the advice guys.
  436. H

    Putting on the labels?

    Hi Guys, Now that I'm wrapping the Phenix 3x and 4x, I need help with the best method in placing the factory label which came with the blank. With the coating heating up after you mix it, I've always had the label lift. What is the pro trick? :) Thanks, Harddrive
  437. H

    Mak 50 handle on a Mak 20?

    Maybe we can get Okuma to make a longer handle arm??? :)
  438. H

    Mak 50 handle on a Mak 20?

    Bad news guys. I measured the handle arm on the Mak 20 SEA and the Mak 50 SEA and, they are the exact same length.
  439. H

    Phenix Axis 720 4X Blowing Up?

    I've been to Seeker once already to get a guide replaced. The insert just popped out. :(
  440. H

    Mak 50 handle on a Mak 20?

    I have the 20 and the 50, so I'll go and measure the handle arms tonight and report back. :)
  441. H

    Middle shelf tackle bag

    Not on my trips. That's where the veterans all go. You go up there and they mad dog you. ;) Believe me, it's not a secret.
  442. H

    Phenix Axis 720 4X Blowing Up?

    And acid wrapped too.
  443. H

    Phenix Axis 720 4X Blowing Up?

    Hey Tim, What would you consider to be a good blank to build on and also what kind of guides if not Fuji? Thanks, Harddrive
  444. H

    Mak 50 handle on a Mak 20?

    You're right. The handle arm is the same part number on the 20 SEA and 50SEA. 500-1 15000390 Handle arm
  445. H

    Mak 50 handle on a Mak 20?

    My goal is to get a longer handle arm. I have both of the 50 SEA and the 20 SEA, so I will measure tonight. But I'd like a longer handle arm so I can have more leverage.
  446. H

    Phenix Axis 720 4X Blowing Up?

    Fixed. Damn auto correct.
  447. H

    Phenix Axis 720 4X Blowing Up?

    Hi Guys, I got too excited on hearsay. There is no know problem with the Axis 3x and 4x. Sorry for the fire drill. Thanks, Harddrive
  448. H

    Mak 50 handle on a Mak 20?

    Hi Okuma and Guys, Is there a way to add the Mak 50 handle onto a Mak 20? Is there parts which needs to be changed beside the handle assembly? Thanks, Harddrive
  449. H

    Andros 12SIIa Where Is It?

    I went to the Okuma booth as I promised and not like some of the other guys, there were only a few customers there. The older gentleman manning the booth asked if I had any questions. I asked about the Andros and he immediately said the 12SIIa is right here. Grabbed it from the other Okuma...
  450. H

    Phenix Axis 720 4X Blowing Up?

    Tomorrow or sometime this week. I'm going to pull on the shit out of it. I hope it doesn't blow up. I'll wear glasses...
  451. H

    Phenix Axis 720 4X Blowing Up?

    Thanks. That's some good advice.
  452. H

    SOLD

    SOLD!!!!! Hi Guys, I
  453. H

    Phenix Axis 720 4X Blowing Up?

    Hey Guys, I'm about to wrap some Phenix Axis 720 4X I got last year and I was chatting with my friend and was told that some were breaking. I've heard of at least 3 accounts from people of this happening. One just from setting the drag. Some they saw them break in person. I am hoping it was...
  454. H

    To Add or Not To Add More Spectra???

    Ok. Sounds like I will add some more line to my packed reels. Thanks for all the answers guys.
  455. H

    To Add or Not To Add More Spectra???

    Thanks guys. This is for the cow reel. It's one of those where you think you packed the heck out of the line and then you get decent tuna on there and it's like where did all the line go?
  456. H

    To Add or Not To Add More Spectra???

    Hi Guys, So I'm going to be upfront. I am a lazy bastard and don't strip my spectra and wash every trip. If I'm lucky, I'll remove the line once every 4 years. :-D This is for my Cow reels by the way. I polish my spool using Kiwi neutral shoe polish per Jerry Brown and I've never had any...
  457. H

    Andros 12SIIa Where Is It?

    Hi Okuma, Thank you for the reply and I fully understand that it's tough to build a good product and I applaud Okuma for not letting an inferior product out, but speaking for myself. I just wanted some realistic timeline. I gave my deposit last March in hope of getting the reel sometime last...
  458. H

    Fred Hall Show

    Saturday.... Will walk around and see what I can have my buddy buy. :D
  459. H

    Wahoo Night Bite?

    I've been Hoo'ed a few times fishing a PL68 at 4am at the Clarion. They are around.
  460. H

    Andros 12SIIa Where Is It?

    I fished one of the prototypes too and liked it a lot. My point on this isn't the reel itself. I have Talica, Saltist LD, Tiburon 2 speed etc etc. I need another reel like Fishybuzz needs another new setup. But my point is how Okuma dealt with the situation. In general IMO the gaining of...
  461. H

    Andros 12SIIa Where Is It?

    I'll have to ask about the free rod to the company I put the pre order on. And yes, I can just ask what the answer is and respectfully go away. I personally don't care if they make the reel or not at this point. But Okuma went from making reels which seized upon first exposure to to salt...
  462. H

    Andros 12SIIa Where Is It?

    Well I will make it a point to go to the Fred Hall show and when I see the biggest crowd at their booth. Probably on Saturday at noon, I'll ask in a very loud voice. Where is the reel that you promised people almost an year ago and what's this game with some freaking small reel? Don't want to...
  463. H

    tale of three lost fish at Hurricane

    Thanks for the report. If you do it enough, you get to failures even if you do everything right. That's why we keep going back. :)
  464. H

    Your "Go to" Cow Tuna Hooks and why?

    Hook that gets it's point into the jaw bone can bend it too.
  465. H

    2 Super Cows on EXCEL today...

    Nice super cows. Timing is everything....
  466. H

    Andros 12SIIa Where Is It?

    Good point. I'll have to visit them at the FHS. Thanks for the reminder.
  467. H

    Andros 12SIIa Where Is It?

    February check. :)
  468. H

    Andros 12SIIa Where Is It?

    I just looked at Okuma website and they have the reel listed.
  469. H

    Getting Spectra Spooled

    I like it. It's your trip. It's your gear. Your fish. Your responsibility. :) Like someone wrote, we've all done the long soak and need to wind the spectra back tighter. What I do is use my gloved left hand and use two fingers to put tension on the line. I also try to angle the line a...
  470. H

    2 Flat-Fall lots

    Which picture is Lot 2?
  471. H

    Andros 12SIIa Where Is It?

    New Year Check In. You think I'll have it for my March trip?????????????
  472. H

    Trip Cancel

    The Q was my first boat that I did a true LR trip on. Will always miss that boat.
  473. H

    Trip Cancel

    Bummer.... At least you didn't have mechanical problems and had to turn around after leaving.
  474. H

    "Long Tuna Trip" LA times article from 1985

    Very cool article. Thanks for sharing.
  475. H

    American Angler cuts trip short???

    I would be totally bummed, but the way that Alan760 and David handled it is total class. Salt water is a tough environment and things break and in hindsight, I would rather turn home instead of having to call the Coast Guard or Navy to come and help a disabled boat.
  476. H

    First 14 day on the Intrepid

    Congrats on a great gift to yourself. :)
  477. H

    Andros 12SIIa Where Is It?

    Any update? Usual once a month check in. :)
  478. H

    Which setup makes the most sense?

    I like the Mak 20 better. It can handle a bit more drag and it's a bit more narrower and taller. Also the 2x4 can easily do 80 as 100.
  479. H

    THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY

    Tough. Things happen to all hooks.
  480. H

    Shogun 11/27/15 to 12/2/15

    Pretty cool report and picture, glad to see the nice size fish biting at Lupe.
  481. H

    Penn 16vsx or Mak16

    I have the Mak 16 and love it, but I would also throw in there the Avet HXW Raptor which I have also. I've seen many many cows on the reel and it cast beautifully.
  482. H

    Toro tamer braid

    Hi Mark, Thanks for the clarification. Again, I realize that bring a new product out is tough in the beginning and it takes time to perfect. I've had bad batch of another major brand and it broke like crazy. Probably lost at least 4 bites when the fish bit and took off, I set the drag and...
  483. H

    Footwear recommendations

    I wear the same boots. They are light and easy to take on and off.
  484. H

    how does the Interpid do in ruff water?

    The Intrepid rides nice and has the mufflers or something which makes it really quiet. The Indy rides well too, but a bit more noisier. Choose one or the other... Can't go wrong.
  485. H

    80w and 130's

    I have a penn 70vs sleeved and 1:1 gear which I use as my kite reel. The reel held 1200 yards of 130 JB hollow and 300 yards of 200 JB hollow. When using the rig with big hooks like a flyer or squid, I fish it with 48lbs at strike. I've only gotten to maybe the first 100 yards of 130 JB. And...
  486. H

    Toro tamer braid

    We need to pitch in and buy one of those testing machines.
  487. H

    Toro tamer braid

    My only experience with TT and it was 3 years ago when TT was first coming out. I bought an Avet HXW from Charkbait in 2012 and they had a deal where the first 300 yards of Toro Tamer spectra was free. So I bit and asked them to send me 700 yards of 100 hollow spectra on an empty spool as I...
  488. H

    Casting Spectra

    I have to admit that I am a so so wahoo fisherman. There is something about getting my toes stepped on a few times and having both my big toes nail turn black and fall off has something to do with that. I fish with Rick Ozaki and there are some great wahoo fisherman and having said that...
  489. H

    Spectra Color (Again?)

    Yup. My buddy Jeff Liu always used yellow and he was blamed for many tangles. Even the one he wasn't even apart of.
  490. H

    Andros 12SIIa Pre-Orders

    Very cool......
  491. H

    royal polaris having a tough trip in deep south waters

    Yup. Look for them on Facebook. They posts lots of pictures.
  492. H

    The FG Knot for catching Cow Tuna - A video demonstration

    Nice knot. Similar principle of compressing the spectra around the flouro/mono like the Pena without the knot as a last grab in case of slipping.
  493. H

    Your "Go to" Cow Tuna Hooks and why?

    That's a lot of hooks. But they don't go bad....
  494. H

    Your "Go to" Cow Tuna Hooks and why?

    For sardines and mac/salami. I ring my own hooks so, I like these and they're cheap and can get them in boxes of 25. They're inline and not kirbed. Kirbed hooks help in the angler hooking the bait. I have been using the older 39950BLN since 2005 and when they made the new version I used...
  495. H

    Andros 12SIIa Where Is It?

    Cool. Tell us how we get the free rod. It's been a wrong wait.....
  496. H

    Indy 11/1-11/11

    Sorry to hear about you losing your kite fish. Thanks for the report.
  497. H

    Spectra to swivel knot or connection

    Yup. This is the same setup as used by the Indy. Works well and I've never seen this part fail.
  498. H

    West Coast Mkt/Seguar/Avet /Raider 16 day Indy 3/29/16

    Also if you like Poker. Rick will gladly take your money on the trip down and up. ;)
  499. H

    West Coast Mkt/Seguar/Avet /Raider 16 day Indy 3/29/16

    This is my annual trip with Rick on the Indy. Rick's giveaways are second to none and the group of anglers are some of the best I've ever fished with. Lots to learn and lots of drinking and poker and fun in the sun. I highly recommend joining the group on the nice wide Indy.
  500. H

    Andros 12SIIa Where Is It?

    I guess the lesson learned here is don't preorder stuff (like give them your money ahead of time) as estimate time for delivery is also like best guess on the manufacturer's part.
  501. H

    Andros 12SIIa Where Is It?

    Hi Guys, Someone PM'ed me and said that the reels were shipping. When I asked Trophy tackle who I ordered the reel from what it seems a year ago to check, John said that he has a order coming from Okuma but nothing on the 12's yet. Still waiting....
  502. H

    New Hotline

    You forgot all the chicken feet you can eat too. ;)
  503. H

    GF770XH rating?

    I don't have a 770XH, but had a friend use it for 100lbs at Hurricane/Buffer Zone and it was too flexible. This reminds me of a story when I first started doing the LR thing and my question was what is the ideal 40 lbs rod? The general consensus was the Calstar 765XL was the best 40 lbs rod...
  504. H

    5 fishing mask for $20 shipped

    I bought some yesterday. I paid via Paypal using my credit card. Double protection.....
  505. H

    Intrepid 10 day Oct 5-15

    Thanks for the report. Sounds like fun!
  506. H

    THE REST OF THE STORY --- AKA FCKN WAHOO! EXCEL PHENIX RODS 10 DAY TRIP

    Thanks for the great detailed report, it was almost like being there.
  507. H

    8 Day Indy Trip Sep 27th - October 5th

    Great report on your first trip. Now you are hooked for sure!
  508. H

    Word to the wise- First Aid

    John, sorry to hear about your finger. Ouch.... Wear gloves if you can, takes a bit getting used to but it's nice to not cut your hands up. Clean your hands all throughout the day with soap and water, I usually do that on piss breaks. :) At night, clean the wound and put liquid bandaid on...
  509. H

    Andros 12SIIa Where Is It?

    A month later. Checking to see where we stand now.
  510. H

    Uh oh! New 16SEAa failed today

    JL said he had the exact same problem. Wind in gear and grinding noise followed by total lock up. Took it to Okuma and they fixed and shipped it back to him.
  511. H

    Uh oh! New 16SEAa failed today

    My buddy JL had an similar issue with a brand new Mak 16 SEA too. He actually had two 16's and one was fine, the other one had issues like you are describing. We dropped it off at the factory and they fixed and shipped it back to him. I'll ask him tomorrow what Okuma said was wrong with it...
  512. H

    Delivery Delays on the Andros 12Sa

    Thanks for the update. It would have been greatly appreciated sooner then later and all the speculation which came because of no words. Hope the production issues are resolved soon and we see the reel.
  513. H

    Aborted Intrepid Angler's Choice 6-Day -- Invicta Saves the Day

    Great attitude. I would have been extremely disappointed, but what can you do. Better to be safe at port then drifting at sea.
  514. H

    Andros 12SIIa Where Is It?

    After all this time, if the reel isn't available before end of summer. I may cancel the Okuma and just get another Talica 12.
  515. H

    Andros 12SIIa Where Is It?

    So I see iCast is almost over. Where is the the Andros 12SIIa? I thought it was the long shore man strike. Then I thought it was they needed to modify parts. Where is it? I preordered the reel in January of this year and it's 6 months later. Can anyone from Okuma update us loyal...
  516. H

    PL68 and Man-Bait?

    I use about 75 feet of 130 mono for PL68 or Tady 15. For Man Bait, I usually tie a short 3 foot 200lbs fluoro leader to like what ever my daytime 130 rig which is about 15 foot long.
  517. H

    Harley Davidson Springer Softail

    Nice bike John....
  518. H

    Indy staterooms

    They have a reading light right by where your head would be and there two sockets like at home. Also there are sockets like that by the sink.
  519. H

    Is a Calstar GF 700xh strong enough for cows?

    I have the 700xh and 770xxh xxxh. It reminds me of on my first lr trio to Alijos. Everyone all said that 765xl was the ideal 40 50 lbs rod. Yes it is if your catching yt with the rod. On a 120lbs yft it's a noodle. One year on the intrepid. I saw a guy hook a cow on a stronger Ron than the...
  520. H

    which spectra??

    Seaguar Threadlock is pretty good and consistent. I've had great luck with JB and have that on most of my reels, except for 100lb. That one I use Threadlock.
  521. H

    Andros 12-II Update

    The wait goes on......
  522. H

    Stock Handle for Penn 50SW

    Fishy. You should open a fishing tackle museum.
  523. H

    Stock Handle for Penn 50SW

    Thanks Fishy. I bet you have more than one. :)
  524. H

    Stock Handle for Penn 50SW

    Hi Guys, I'm looking for a stock handle for a old 50SW. Anyone got one? Thanks, Harddrive
  525. H

    WTB Trinidad dc pawl spring

    Here you go. A-1303 Anti-Reverse Pawl Part #: TGT1303 In stock 12 available $2.36 Qty: Add To Cart A-1304 Anti-Reverse Pawl Spring Part #: TGT1304 In stock 13 available $1.17 Qty: Add To...
  526. H

    Simple top shot question

    On wahoo I use straight spectra and wear gloves. On Yellowtails, I've been fishing that with mono forever and it works and mono is much easier to pick the birds nest out with these soft IT hands. :)
  527. H

    Simple top shot question

    I still like Mono for Yoyo. I don't like trying to saw my fingers off with spectra. ;)
  528. H

    Simple top shot question

    When I use long top shots like for yoyo. I have the reel and fill it about 1/2 way with spectra and pack the rest with mono. At this point you're fishing mono most of the time and only get into the spectra if it's a big fish.
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    Two speed reel conversions

    Which reels are you having done?
  530. H

    News on the Andros 12s

    Bump on this thread? Any ETA?
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    Penn Cofe 50SW 2 Speed Reel

    And they still make parts for it. It's a simple design that works well.
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    Penn Cofe 50SW 2 Speed Reel

    Hi Guys, I have an excellent condition and this one is the older reliable shift mechanism proven Penn 50SW 2 speed by Cofe in San Diego. The reel is also filled with 500 yards of 130 lbs Jerry Brown solid spectra and can hold about 100+ yards of 100 lbs mono. The reel also has the Reel Color...
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    Some Observations...

    Not me. I laugh at him. :) I told Jim a long time ago, he should write a fishing book. You know there are lots of experts who write about fishing and technique and all that. Jim being a fantastic writer, I told him he should write a book from a point of view of a common fumbling self...
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    Andros 12 S

    So what's the update?
  535. H

    Penn 50VSW For Sale - SOLD

    Hi Stanley, Sent you a PM. Post here if you don't get it.
  536. H

    Can I bring bottled water with me on a Charter?

    I wouldn't thinks so. I think the profit for that goes to the boat owner, but I could be wrong.
  537. H

    Can I bring bottled water with me on a Charter?

    Every LR boat I've been on had no issues with bringing your own beer, water or liquor. The crew makes money on the tip and not selling stuff on the boat. A few of the boats, they don't even carry water to sell, so you won't have to worry.
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    Hola from the Okuma/Wahoodad/Excel 15 day

    Glad the run to the bank was worth it. Some nice fish there.
  539. H

    Penn 50VSW For Sale - SOLD

    SOLD Hi Guys, I have an excellent condition Penn 50VSW blueprinted by Cofe in San Diego. The reel was worked to freespool and also the drag was enhanced. The reel is also filled with 800 yards of Jerry Brown spectra which is worth $100 or more. The reel also has the Reel Color Handle and...
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    Mac Book Pro with Solid State Drive - SOLD

    I don't believe so. But you can buy an USB/Audio to HDMI adapter for like $40 bucks or cheaper or I would go Mini Display Port to HDMI for $10 bucks...
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    Shimano TN40N - SOLD

    Tentative to Spooky007.
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    Shimano TN40N - SOLD

    Hi. No its not the same reel. When I bought 3 of these Tn40N reels. I sold 1 of them to my buddy JL. So this is 1 of 3. On the 3m sheet. It's self sticking and can be peeled off. It's commercial product is 3m clear car bra.
  543. H

    2.5 day trip out of oxnard need some help

    You may want to post here too. http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/forum/california-inshore-islands-fishing-reports/
  544. H

    Shimano TN40N - SOLD

    SOLD Hi Guys, I'm selling one of my practically new TN40N with Box. The reel is an awesome YoYo reel and the torque is insane when you hook a fish.
  545. H

    2.5 day trip out of oxnard need some help

    You're going to need the following: 15-20lbs mono rig. This is going to be for calicos and what ever is in the kelp beds. Have some small egg sinkers to get the bait down. Some swim bait stuff. 30lbs to 40lbs rig for live/dead squid rig for WSB and YT. This is mono mostly. 40 to 50lbs...
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    t

    Sent you a PM.
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    5 Day Gear Check

    Very good write up on what can happen.
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    Hola from the Okuma/Wahoodad/Excel 15 day

    Yup and the seiners there all the time. I'm sure would have been nice to have more options.
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    Mac Book Pro with Solid State Drive - SOLD

    SOLD No hardware issues or Malware or Virus. Reason I got it for my kid. I just wiped the Solid State Drive and installed brand new install of Yosemite with Microsoft Office for MAC installed. Did I mention it has a Solid State Drive and boots fast and things start up fast. Specs: MacBook...
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    Favorite Long Range boats for 8-10 days or longer.

    First Schedule. Second Costs. Third, if Fishy is on there and he's going to take all the rod holders. :D
  551. H

    Rods For Sale: Shimano TZS78XH, Seeker Ulua, Seeker 6485

    Shimano Terez XH Spinning Popping Rod is SOLD
  552. H

    Rods For Sale: Shimano TZS78XH, Seeker Ulua, Seeker 6485

    Right now no trades. Just trying to reduce the herd.
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    Popping rod for Fin-Nor LT100

    How about a Shimano Terez 78XH? http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/rods-for-sale-shimano-tzs78xh-seeker-ulua-seeker-6485.578731/#post-3743496
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    Spectra connection knots

    Tony Pena knot too. 130 Seaguar Premium to 130 JB. 207lber over 1+ hour. Knot works.
  555. H

    Best rod to pair with Makaira 16 sea?

    I use a Phenix 3X and it's really light. Next year, it'll be a Phenix Axis 3X as it's a bit stiffer and can handle a cow no problem.
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    Rods For Sale: Shimano TZS78XH, Seeker Ulua, Seeker 6485

    ULUA SOLD. Shimano Terez TZS78XH and NEW Seeker Classic Series 6485 still available.
  557. H

    Okuma Andros 12 ......... 2 speed

    We need 2 speed. :) You can use it for more purpose if you have the low gear.
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    Okuma Andros 12 ......... 2 speed

    David was good enough to loan me 3 of the prototype reels for my trip in March. They worked really well and cast great and can crank in those heavy raiders really well. I had one guy on our trip try it and after finding out what the retail price is, he ended up selling his other reels on...
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    Okuma Andros 12 ......... 2 speed

    I think you want the one with the high speed retrieve for wahoo? I think it's the 12IISa.
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    Sea Lion Pulls Man Overboard in SD

    Finally the picture. Look at that big head.
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    Glove advice needed

    I was told not to use regular super glue for wounds as it seals in the bad stuff. I suggest liquid band aid with antiseptic.
  562. H

    Glove advice needed

    I use nitrile covered gloves. Cheap and you can throw them away after. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded-Firm-Grip-Nitrile-Coated-Gloves-10-Pack-5510-16/203423243
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    Rods For Sale: Shimano TZS78XH, Seeker Ulua, Seeker 6485

    All still available. Hit me up on PM/Conversation.
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    Andros 12sii delivery questions!!

    I had one of their pro staffer loan me a few of the Andros with the high speed gears for my last trip. If you're waiting to use it for wahoo, it's going to be good. It was smooth and cast really well and had enough speed to move that jig through the water. I am waiting on mine to arrive any...
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    Boat Gear?

    I know the Indy has Avet for use. Give them a call. And agree, spend the money fishing and not on gear you might not use.
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    Do not deal with "gtw7983"

    There are advantages of doing face to face. Bummer about your sale and hope you get your money.
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    Can't Help It...

    Well guys. Looks like Rodless got a good one on the puffer this morning. Congrats Jim.
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    FISHYBUZZ'S ANSWER TO HIS "SO CALLED MISSING JIGS"

    The jigs are in fishy's tackle room. It's there with the thousands of other jigs.
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    Internet on LR Boat?

    Very well said. Don't want to use it. Great... If you do, that's fine too. Just need to figure out how to make it usable and that's my point.
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    Internet on LR Boat?

    Yes, I would love to get away and turn it all off and that's not the point here. It's really nice to tune out. Heck now we don't even have Direct TV on the Indy. But all jobs are different, if your boss said if you're going to be totally out of touch for 16 days, I can't let you go on...
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    Big Bait hooks

    Yup Exactly. And yes, the method worked, I hooked two large fish with this method and brought one to the boat. The other fish, I hooked it about 500 yards out and the Tuna just took off and I eventually pulled the hook. Probably should have lessen the drag. Also with the Man Bait fishing...
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    Big Bait hooks

    Dave. I used to stick a 7691 through the back of the skippie or small yft and they would eventually die from the blood loose. With this method, I fished one small YFT for 2 hours and after no bites was able to release it. Maybe better conservation method. On hooking the bait. Since the...
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    Big Bait hooks

    Here are some pictures. On the one with mono. I tied a double San Diego and then did some wraps and square knots with pieces of mono from the garbage can. :) Be creative and see what works for you.
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    Big Bait hooks

    Paul. The picture is just an example. What I was doing was I used a 10/0 7691 and the trailer hook was a Owner Gorilla factory 4/0 ringed hook. The ring on the Owner is large and thin enough, I could take a plier and bend the ring into an oval shape to get past the barb of the 7691...
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    Seeker Warranty?

    Thanks. I was going to see if I could drop the rod off on Saturday. I'll give them a call and ask for options.
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    Seeker Warranty?

    It's the SuperSeeker with titanium guide. The insert fell out. I will give them a call and see what the procedure is. You think they're open on Saturday to drop off the rod?
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    Off we go on the West Coast Marketing Charter - 3/18/15 to 4/3/15

    Totally very useful at the right condition. Current is going one way and the flylined baits are going that way. And the Wind going the other, so the ballon will take the bait out away from the flyliners. That's the right way and time to do it. When you're going the same direction as teh...
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    Off we go on the West Coast Marketing Charter - 3/18/15 to 4/3/15

    Don. Usually by the time travel days come, I've been up at 4am in the morning and fished till 8pm. After 8 days of that the next two days are sleep and nap time. :)
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    Salax 6x jr heavy

    I'll take the scrambled egg and the blue and white. IM me. :P
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    Sea Lion Pulls Man Overboard in SD

    I've seen Sea Lions steal YT right out of the scumper of the boat. These Seals and Sea Lion are smart animals and know that where there is man, there is an easy meal.
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    Sea Lion Pulls Man Overboard in SD

    When we were unloading the fish on Friday. There was a huge knot head just hanging around. Man, better watch out. http://news.yahoo.com/hungry-sea-lion-pulls-man-holding-fish-off-042847200.html (Reuters) - A man was injured on Sunday after he was pulled into the water by a sea lion that...
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    Off we go on the West Coast Marketing Charter - 3/18/15 to 4/3/15

    Chunk line was working and some nice fish came from that method. But after a while, we had constant shark problems and as soon as we stopped the chunk line the sharks went away.
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    Off we go on the West Coast Marketing Charter - 3/18/15 to 4/3/15

    Yup. It was still fun and I will be waiting for next years trip. It wasn't all bad and some of the things were still fun. I'm sure me and Max my new roomie will be back. Also Ed and Michelle feed us like kings and made sure we all ended up fatte. Now to the better side of the post. Here are...
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    Big Bait hooks

    Try this. Take a 4/0 J hook make a Clipperton rig type to the J hook or Circle. Your bait will appreciate it and live way longer.
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    Off we go on the West Coast Marketing Charter - 3/18/15 to 4/3/15

    Hi Paul, Good luck on the trip and you'll have Rodless on the trip and the extra day should really help. Harddrive
  586. H

    Off we go on the West Coast Marketing Charter - 3/18/15 to 4/3/15

    Agreed with Captain Jeff. I've had some of the best trips on the Indy with Jeff at the wheel. I've seen him in some bad moods when he pulled his shoulder muscle, but he always worked very hard. Thanks for the invite, I'm still thinking of going back on Rick's charter as I've had the best...
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    Internet on LR Boat?

    The Captain actually said lots of this without telling us they changed plans, others were told during the fall last year. I told him I'd write up instructions to stop the vampire stuff. I'm trying to figure out if this is happening on other boats.
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    Internet on LR Boat?

    Ok. But why the change from last year? Last year the same people brought the same phones and same number of laptops. Last year the service was usable with same amount of people using the service on board. Is it possible that they changed providers? Like we would switch from Verizon to ATT...
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    Internet on LR Boat?

    It's nothing to do what you're talking about. My bosses used to freak out when I told them I would be out of touch from work for 16 whole days. Jobs are different and sometimes a few emails can get some amazing things done. After I told them I can get email, they were happy as bugs in a rug...
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    Off we go on the West Coast Marketing Charter - 3/18/15 to 4/3/15

    I'm not sure that I mentioned one of the deckhands decided not to show up on the day we left. I'm not sure how it works, but I would say you would have some backup or someone you can call to do an emergency fill in. As my CFO told me on things like this, it's a management problem. Have to...
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    Seeker Warranty?

    Hi Guys, I have a factory Super Seeker Rod and noticed the ceramic insert had cracked off. I believe Seeker is now in Oxnard? If I take the rod there, will the replace the guide? Their website is being built, so I can't see a contact info there. Thanks, Min
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    Off we go on the West Coast Marketing Charter - 3/18/15 to 4/3/15

    My buddy corrected me and said that we were actually fishing for the pelgic triggers and the other fish were garbage and we let those go.
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    Tac Glue Followup

    Alan. I would say use the Tac and serve or nail knot or what ever. There is nothing wrong with redundancy.
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    Internet on LR Boat?

    Nah. I too have limited vacation days, and if I can do some work. My boss will let me have a few freebie days. They need to tell everyone the edictate on using the WIFI on the boat. Every computer, every iPad, every phone device is constantly using bandwidth without you even doing anything...
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    Off we go on the West Coast Marketing Charter - 3/18/15 to 4/3/15

    So heading to Hurricane banks. Since it's a 18 hour ride to the banks and it was still before lunch, we decided it was drinking time. A bunch of the guys sat out in the back deck and proceeded to drink. Jack and Coke, beer, lemon cello which Jeff made and you name it. Even some apple...
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    Another Indy 'Tape' Question

    I would say a skb large box with rocket launchers and you can fit three on the shelf.. The skb will also fit in the middle and bottom shelf. I myself use a wfo large bag and can barely get to the top without putting my bag out a bit.
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    Off we go on the West Coast Marketing Charter - 3/18/15 to 4/3/15

    Hi Guys. Well here is the summary of the report. The trip wasn't epic by any means, but it was still fun being away from work and bull shitting with old friends and new friends. As usual my buddy Jeff Liu from Alameda drove down to the house before we were to sleep on the boat and arrived at...
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    Internet on LR Boat?

    Yup. They definitely turned off the WIFI most of the time and had only theirs up. I get it that weather, charting and talking to other captains are important.
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    First time long Ranger gets super cow on the RP

    We saw him take the Skiff ride on the bank from the Indy. They went way the heck out there on that Skiff.
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    Internet on LR Boat?

    Nah. It wasn't like that. The owner of the boat was driving and he said that the system was being overwhelmed. He did say not to post too much info as the seiners read and then will come and wrap things.
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    Internet on LR Boat?

    The Internet was pretty decent last year, usable. This year the Internet sucked big time. Fishing was so so. But some new things for people to try. Will write that up later.
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    Internet on LR Boat?

    Hi Guys, We just came back from the Indy 16 dayer and the Internet was unusable to browse websites for sure. Email was barely usable. I heard from anglers from the last fall that most of the boats moved to a new provider and that things are not going well. Last year, the Internet was slow...
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    Off we go on the West Coast Marketing Charter - 3/18/15 to 4/3/15

    Hey Guys. We returned from the trip this morning and had an interesting trip. The fishing was so so, but the fun was all there. Some new things to try out and fish. We had really bad Internet access which was unusable to get to website, so was unable to do day to day updates. I'll write...