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  1. Guyster

    Go to knots?

    Loop to Loop and a Double San Diego or crimp at the hook
  2. Guyster

    Fluorocarbon - What Brand is Better to Tie Knots

    Will do, All my kids fish long range and they all pull on fish the same way, how I taught them. They usually land fish better than 90% of the fisherman on the boat with little stress.
  3. Guyster

    Fluorocarbon - What Brand is Better to Tie Knots

    I have done my own rigorous testing with digital pull tests on mono, fluoro, knots , windon leaders, rings, swivels, hooks, etc. All serious anglers should to know how much pressure your equipment can stand before failure and when you have reached the workable limit. Fluoro is a completely...
  4. Guyster

    Fluorocarbon - What Brand is Better to Tie Knots

    The advantage of fluoro over mono is less visible in the water to fish. Fluoro has it own problems that mono doesn’t have. I do fish mono at night.
  5. Guyster

    Fluorocarbon - What Brand is Better to Tie Knots

    Usually 4 turns up to #80, 3 turns after that.
  6. Guyster

    Fluorocarbon - What Brand is Better to Tie Knots

    I only use Jinkai CoPolymer line and Fluoro (unless I have some BlackWater to use) Jinkai is a world class line used by trophy and commercial fisherman all over the would. Now, Seaguar is a good FC also, however they have different “Grades” blue, gold, premier? Premier breaks on big fish, so you...
  7. Guyster

    Fluorocarbon - What Brand is Better to Tie Knots

    I can get any FC wholesale, I only use Jinkai
  8. Guyster

    Albacore on the Intrepid

    Respect for the Intrepid, thinking out of the box and taking the risk.
  9. Guyster

    The best deals on Long Range trips

    There is always changing conditions on Long Range trips you have to be prepared for, like sharks. It also is a great help to be fishing with a group that work as a team. We have some tricks we are working on to fish with sharks around and catching big baits, trick tackle innovations, etc. You...
  10. Guyster

    The best deals on Long Range trips

    I have found it is a balance of options and fishing pressure. You can have a bunch of options, only to find out you will be boat #5 anchoring at the Guad, or the 3rd boat at the rocks and there are complaints that boat #1 isn’t sharing the “Alpha” spot. I would rather have the additional time to...
  11. Guyster

    Custom Fishing Creations

    The majority of lures anglers buy have “cheap” hooks on them. It really is not the fault of the manufacturer, not every angler is going to use the lure to catch big fish and put a bunch if pressure on them. Like a 50 international reel is designed for #50 test, personally, I don’t know if anyone...
  12. Guyster

    Custom Fishing Creations

    Here are some 125g custom Raiders I am shipping out, Mustad 7691s hooks, excellent choice by this angler.
  13. Guyster

    Upgraded bearings on reels

    Great info
  14. Guyster

    Upgraded bearings on reels

    Thanks, just post it, in case someone else may need the info.
  15. Guyster

    Upgraded bearings on reels

    So what success have some of you had with upgraded bearings for your reels, specifically Avets? I mentioned this in another thread and wanted to get some more broader info. from those who have done this for themselves. Thanks
  16. Guyster

    Why the avet hx for wahoo?

    Great info, thanks
  17. Guyster

    Why the avet hx for wahoo?

    I was thinking of bearings. So which ones? How much were they? Do you have a pic or the dimensions of the bearings? I was wondering if they help that much. I personally use the cast control on 4 so I can cast hard with spectra and it gives me a little protection from backlash.
  18. Guyster

    Why the avet hx for wahoo?

    I have 2 and will be expanding to 4
  19. Guyster

    Wahoo rods

    Thank you, we are doing great. I am having some custom sticks made from Monte at M&M All calstars 775xxxh 780xxh 775xxh 770xxh (2) 775XH (2) 775H (just need one more) (2) 800XH (2) 800H Etc They are mahi and patriot custom painted
  20. Guyster

    Why the avet hx for wahoo?

    Usually about 20’, just one of my tuna live bait rigs
  21. Guyster

    Wahoo rods

    I am looking for a Calstar 775H blank if you have one in stock. Jamie, Back in the day
  22. Guyster

    Wahoo rods

    I use Calstar 800XH, but I pull very hard and use +30# of drag and #130 fluoro. I used to use #50 - 60 with my 800H.
  23. Guyster

    Why the avet hx for wahoo?

    Right, I also only use high quality hooks like Jobus. There have been a few times I have hooked #150 tuna also. So the setup is also great for school size tuna #60 - #150.
  24. Guyster

    Why the avet hx for wahoo?

    I have caught hundreds of wahoo and use a Calstar 800XH , HXJ 3-Speed , #80 spectra and #130 fluoro windon, fishing #30 of drag. Simply, it doesn’t matter how much drag your reel puts out, if you cannot turn the handle. Typically I have the highest wahoo count on the boat, mostly because I have...
  25. Guyster

    Rail Rod for LR trips

    That’s funny, I didn’t look at the original posting date.
  26. Guyster

    Rail Rod for LR trips

    I fish them for both, the key thing is the stick needs to have back bone. I also use a min of #35 at strike and I really like #40. Here are two pics of my #340 this year, one in the bow and one in the stern.
  27. Guyster

    (2) Custom Calstar Rods 655TSS and 655TSSL

    Guyster submitted a new listing: (2) Custom Calstar Rods 655TSS and 655TSSL - (2) Custom Calstar Rods 655TSS and 655TSSL Learn more about this listing...
  28. (2) Custom Calstar Rods 655TSS and 655TSSL

    Southern California (2) Custom Calstar Rods 655TSS and 655TSSL

    These are custom made from M & M Tackle, Calstar 655TSS roller (can fit a 80w if needed) and a Calstar 655TSSL roller. All aftco parts (of course) custom painted flames in excellent condition. $450 each or both for $795. All you will need to do is take them to a wrapper and change the name.
  29. Guyster

    Rail Rod for LR trips

    I only use Calstar blanks, been dropping the hammer on big fish for decades. Never had a problem, caught a #340 and a #261, walk in the park. I have a bunch of 5 1/2’ & 6’ M & M custom rods I am selling, getting some new ones made, going to change my colors, of course Calstar blanks.
  30. Guyster

    Wahoozie BOMBS

    I have been in the tackle business for two decades and have found that new innovation is awesome. We at RingedHooks have always had the belief that the only reason we can stay in business is because of great customers. We constantly innovate and try new ideas to help fisherman get their trophy...
  31. Guyster

    Report from 7-day RP

    Ask Trevon about his mule. He has a mule to carry his gear so he can fish the backcountry in the sierra’s, classic.
  32. Guyster

    what to tip on 8 day trip?

    I tip 10% for the general tip. I also have some Benjamin's for the one or two crew members that have put in the extra effort to help me personally. Now if I get a jackpot (which is substantial on a 17 day) then I give it to the crew. So in January I won First, second and biggest wahoo, all went...
  33. Guyster

    Help me understand wind-on’s / top shots

    I have made a thousand wind on’s over the years. I personally like loop to loop and the only knot is at the hook. It is very easy for my kids to replace the wind on’s themselves. I make them in the off season because when I go in the water I want everything to be 100% sano. I have never liked...
  34. Guyster

    The best deals on Long Range trips

    Well I am 61, not that far away. I am the same way as you, I enjoy the struggle
  35. Guyster

    The best deals on Long Range trips

    We go in Jan, heat us not that bad. Maybe later trips are hotter, my kids are in college and they all fish long range. Me and my 22 yr old son are on the long trips, every one on the boat tells him he is a very lucky young man (actually some of you know I am really the lucky one), my wife...
  36. Guyster

    The best deals on Long Range trips

    Yep, we do have a group with the continual card game going. The ride back is usually fine , they usually cruise around 8 knots during the day and kick it up at night when everyone is sleeping, we have the time no rush.
  37. Guyster

    The best deals on Long Range trips

    Yes and they have some openings on some of their Long Trips this next year, it is a good time to jump on now. the RP is usually booked up most of the time. We were able to get on it a few years ago because of covid, now we are first in line to re-book.
  38. Guyster

    The best deals on Long Range trips

    You concern is well taken and valid. I personally like ride down - ride back trips, because you just get more fishing time. Let’s face it, if we were getting big schools of #25 - 50 pound yellowfin all over the shorter trips then my post wouldn’t be needed. But the fishing has changed in our...
  39. Guyster

    No Lupe

    Personally I think Lupe is a waste of time. Losing a whole day checking in with customs to give them a big wad of cash. I have done well there over the years, however, it does not make sense to me to try to catch tuna with 25 big great white sharks around. When the boat drops the anchor that is...
  40. Guyster

    The best deals on Long Range trips

    Something to think about. it seems that 5-7 day trips are some of most expensive trips out there and with the Lupe iff’y at best, they sometimes just turning into long 3 day trips. You don’t have the time to go much further that the rocks or ridge and you show up with a few other boats there and...
  41. Guyster

    Preparing these days when you get close to your trips. The new check list can have you fishing

    They had a great time on the trip also. Funny, they had a small leak in their state room and when the crew went in to fix it my daughters had like 5 blankets, 5 pillows, 2 sleeping bags and some stuffed animals 🧸 Her instagram is “YoungCourtCourt” she has her fishing pics on their, plus a bunch...
  42. Guyster

    Preparing these days when you get close to your trips. The new check list can have you fishing

    I was there with you and my two daughters, we all got it and we are all vaxed & boosted. So what really helped me was Alkaseltzer severe cold and flu formula, I bring it on all my trips in case of flu/cold. Really helped out on this trip, first time I had to use it and I also bring my big...
  43. Guyster

    You don't know how lucky you are

    You do not know how lucky you are to live in the state of Florida with low taxes, low gas prices, low housing costs and run by conservatives. 😂
  44. Guyster

    Independence 8 day fishing report. Outstanding fishing!

    Thanks for the intel on the egg sinkers
  45. Guyster

    American Angler has a few over 300+ lbs

    I would like to see your setup for the PWC, I have two seadoos and would like to do some local fishing
  46. Guyster

    Royal polaris

    Probably up there for boat work, the calif regulations make it hard to use the best coatings for the boat. They also have cheaper labor.
  47. Guyster

    Mono line question

    I only use Jinkai line for everything. It is a co-polymer line that gives you a harder outer shell and a soft inner core to make the line strong and supple. It is also made in Japan, not china. I have found lines that come from china are just crap. If you are trolling or bottom fishing it...
  48. Guyster

    Independence 16 Day

    Have a friend on that trip, testing some shark repellent that you attach to your line. It will be interesting to hear his intel when he gets back.
  49. Guyster

    Royal Polaris updated report..... Great wahoo fish.... Tuna are getting Taxed BIG TIME

    A friend of mine is experimenting with some shark repellent, he tested some on our jan trip and he is right now on the Indy 14 day. We will see how it works out when he gets to HB
  50. Guyster

    Need long range destination advice for 2022

    I will second the vote on a 10 day in November. A ride down - ride back 16+ trip is the best for HB. You can stay for 8 days on a ride down. We go January 1, for 17 days on the RP. One of the highlights are the rockfish and calico bass fishing on the way back. One year we had wide open fishing...
  51. Guyster

    Satellite TV on the Long Range boats not working again?

    I was on the RP and they said that the satellite that direct tv was using for their signal was off. Direct TV cancelled them because, lets face it, there isn’t too many subscribers at HB. Now the RP has like 1,000 movies available to watch. (Including: full metal jacket, kill bill 1&2, pulp fiction)
  52. Guyster

    Montana goes hunting for a cow - Part 1

    2005 really was the year for the cows, I was on a 10 day in November and got 9 cows, a few years before that I was on the RP thanksgiving 10 day and we caught 100 over #100. If a angler really wants a cow your best bet is a +16 day ride down - ride back or a PV trip. Yes, you can get them at...
  53. Guyster

    Royal Polaris 17 day, I caught the #340 and the #261

    I will give you a long answer to a short question. This will be your big tuna tip of the day. When you fish with excellent fisherman, look at their gear when they are setting up and going into the water. If you see something different or a little odd about their gear, they is a exacting reason...
  54. Guyster

    Royal Polaris 17 day, I caught the #340 and the #261

    The biggest reason is to keep it from swinging around and grabbing other lines. If you have fish hanging at deep color the sinker will grab other loose lines and worse grabbing another fish. Now you are both wrapped and it is difficult to clear them. I use black electrical tape, Scotch 33
  55. Guyster

    HOOKS FOR CHUNKING

    I use and recommend Swiveled Owner Offshore “J” style hooks for chunking. Usually 8/0 and 9/0. I can make any swiveled hook I want, so I do not have any limitations. The whole purpose of chunking is to hide all your terminal tackle in the chunk, circle hooks have a much bigger profile. So when...
  56. Guyster

    Virgins

    Sorry for the confusion, we also have them on Amazon with some clearer pictures. The weights of the lures are 200g,150,125,100,85,65,40,20,10 we have limited supply in many of them. Spanyid is no longer making these lures, we when we sell out, that will be it. Oddly our biggest customers are in...
  57. Guyster

    Virgins

    👍🎣
  58. Guyster

    Virgins

    Post a picture, i am not interested in arguing over a hook type. Now many of the Spanyid lures in the country first were not from us and had VMC trebles. We still sell lures with factory installed VMC trebles. Any lure modified by us with a treble is a Owner Stinger. Unless it is a BIG jig or...
  59. Guyster

    "You can bank on it!" - Notes from Ultra-Limited 16 day:

    Thanks for the call out, that’s our goal to help anglers catch their trophy 🏆
  60. Guyster

    Big Fish Fighting Techniques - Alan Tani

    I used road biking shorts with a 3D gel pad under my fishing shorts to start off, then after a few years of road biking I had enough callous's that I didn’t need them.
  61. Guyster

    Virgins

    Here is a picture of the original jig from us many years ago, we still have a bunch of them. The first set of lures we received had faulty plating and it did peel off, we didn’t sell any more of those until we got our new shipment. I used Owner stinger ST66 4X 3/0 trebles on those lures (because...
  62. Guyster

    Royal Polaris 17 day, I caught the #340 and the #261

    My son videoed my whole fight on both fish, i will see if I could get the last few minutes of each fight and post it to my Instagram. My goal was not to kill the fish, my goal was to keep constant pressure. now let's face it at the bank it is kinda hot and humid, I drink about a liter of water...
  63. Guyster

    Royal Polaris 17 day, I caught the #340 and the #261

    I would recommend you re-read my post before your judgement , it seems you miss the part of me saying “I am sure there are fisherman that can pick up a hook out of the trashcan, fish straight mono on a old rod and out-fish me all day long” Remember, I do not have to post anything about my...
  64. Guyster

    Virgins

    I put that Spanyid post on quite a few years ago, still have a bunch of lures. I started using the stinger trebles 15 years ago. They worked great, there was a concern of safety if the lure came out during the fight or you hook a dorado. Typically your drag is very tight and the lure can...
  65. Guyster

    Royal Polaris 17 day, I caught the #340 and the #261

    Not worried about it at all. The reason being, I brought my new bible on the trip and read about 100 pages. It is a chronology study bible (NIV version) that rearranges all the books in the bible to their point in time. It is easier to study, many times it is a little confusing in the bible to...
  66. Guyster

    Wind-ons, bait leaders and flat fall rigging

    20 - 40 seconds (you do not “undo” a loop if you are replacing it, you just cut the loop of the old wind on and slide it off)
  67. Guyster

    "Eight days a week", at the bank.

    Excellent report, great details. Did anyone fish the “Man Baits”?
  68. Guyster

    Wind-ons, bait leaders and flat fall rigging

    I do the same, i have a stateroom bag and a deck bag. The thickness for the deck bags are 6mm and are labeled with line size, thickness, crimp size and anti-chaff size
  69. Guyster

    Wind-ons, bait leaders and flat fall rigging

    I would go with the 20’, reason being is if you hook a shark and tie on a few hooks the leader will be a little too short in my opinion.
  70. Guyster

    Wahoo lure question

    I only use Spanyid Raiders, (blue, purple, green, pink powdercoated)now I am biased because I sell them. But I haven’t seen anyone catch more wahoo on a trip than Either me or my son. I also think it depends on who is fishing the lure, i can usually get in 1.5 casts than most anglers. On our 17...
  71. Guyster

    hollowcore splice failure-- help diagnosing problem, please

    It is amazing how many applications they use it on. I have seen it used as adhesive for covering’s on elevator interior’s. It is also very very flammable. I have heard they use it on stunt men when they want to set them on fire 🔥
  72. Guyster

    hollowcore splice failure-- help diagnosing problem, please

    I have literally made a few thousand wind-ons and I have found that most anglers may not know the real mechanics of how the “chinese finger trap” works with spectra. I worked in the Elevator trade for 35 years and hung our traveling cables with the same method, called “Kellum grips”. Your...
  73. Guyster

    Wind-ons, bait leaders and flat fall rigging

    Yes, Throughout the year I make them. They are served and loop to loop system. There are two walls of spectra over my mono/fluoro and served on top. This is #100 BlackWater shockleader
  74. Guyster

    Wind-ons, bait leaders and flat fall rigging

    Yes, #60 JB hollow.
  75. Guyster

    Wind-ons, bait leaders and flat fall rigging

    Risk. any knot you tie in any line will be the weakest link. I have never had any wind - on failure (like pulling out, etc) that I have made in the last 15 years of fishing. Now I am a very knowledgeable on how to make them and have all the tools (like a top shot holder) to load the line when I...
  76. Guyster

    Wind-ons, bait leaders and flat fall rigging

    I use only wind-on leaders, #20 - #400, if there is a knot, it is at the ringed or swiveled hook and it is a double uni. I pre make a couple hundred wind on leaders for my season.
  77. Guyster

    Royal Polaris 17 day, I caught the #340 and the #261

    “IHOP, one of the most dangerous places in America” I am still laughing at that…
  78. Guyster

    Royal Polaris 17 day, I caught the #340 and the #261

    Fishing the RP, You usually will catch a number of fish between #80 - #175. With a shot at catching a#300+. It also depends on what trip you are on , the crew, captain and the passengers.
  79. Guyster

    Royal Polaris 17 day, I caught the #340 and the #261

    Rick, You too, Brandon and I appreciate all your help. We learned all we know about cute “Man baits” from you! Along with the red hooks, blue spectra, fishing dead flyers in the gray (I just received my glow lights from ebay) and setting up for grouper. Looking forward to fishing with you next...
  80. Guyster

    Royal Polaris 17 day, I caught the #340 and the #261

    Yes, we were chasing bird schools of tuna in “open water”…..east of king kong
  81. Guyster

    Royal Polaris 17 day, I caught the #340 and the #261

    Yes that may be true, In my opinion a successful trip is one that every one comes back safe. The rest is a bonus🎣
  82. Guyster

    Royal Polaris 17 day, I caught the #340 and the #261

    Thank you, Roy is a great fisherman and it helps all anglers for the captains to work together. We have all been in a fishing slump now and again, so it helps if someone helps spread the blessing around and lets just fill all the boats up.
  83. Guyster

    Royal Polaris 17 day, I caught the #340 and the #261

    Steve , I tried that and it seems we were always fishing at night with lures and I basically had to keep a flashlight in my mouth to see the marks. So I just spliced in 3 different colored sections on my line, blue , orange and yellow. The deck hands loved it, they new exactly where we were at...
  84. Guyster

    Royal Polaris 17 day, I caught the #340 and the #261

    Thank you Jamie, hope you are well. I did take your advice and now fish wahoo with straight spectra and a #150 15’ fluoro leader. I put #35 of drag on the wahoo and they seldom make any run at all. My HXJ Raptor puts the hurt on them.
  85. Guyster

    Royal Polaris 17 day, I caught the #340 and the #261

    Thank you for your nomination
  86. Guyster

    Royal Polaris 17 day, I caught the #340 and the #261

    Hi all, There are 4 jackpot places on the Royal Polaris for Longer trips, first, second and third place for biggest fish caught on bait and the biggest wahoo caught on bait or jigs (not troll or kite. I won three of those jackpots, first place with a #340 tuna, second place with a #261 Tuna and...
  87. Guyster

    5 Star closed until further notice

    Jeff Burroughs covered it better than I could have.
  88. Guyster

    5 Star closed until further notice

    Thank you all for your info, it is very helpful.
  89. Guyster

    5 Star closed until further notice

    I have about 1200 pounds of fish at 5 star left on monday from the RP 16-Day, the recording says they are closed and I left a message . Does anyone know what is going on? I know they are legit people, just asking. Thanks
  90. Guyster

    A 373 and a 304

    Great fish and report, something to be proud of. Sorry to hear of the loss of your mom.
  91. Guyster

    Best kind of Fluorocarbon

    I hear the same thing about all the hook manufacturers every day, the good thing is we have many other options available. Unless you get over #300 test, your options become more limited. We move quite a bit of line #400 - #920 test. I think most anglers would be surprised. 🎣
  92. Guyster

    Best kind of Fluorocarbon

    I can use any fluoro or mono out there without a big concern for cost because i get it wholesale. I used Blackwater under #100 when it was available, now I only use Jinkai mono and fluoro. Hi quality, made in japan and has matching sleeves, tools, etc. works great for me👍
  93. Guyster

    Custom Rigged Flat Falls for sale

    I have been getting many requests for complete customized Flat Falls, Here you go. we listed them on ebay Custom Rigged GLOW Flat Fall lures listing number 132768138942 I listed 500g, 400g, and 350. if you want other sizes just email us and we will send you a paypal invoice. I only have a...
  94. Guyster

    Topgun80 - Historic 17 Cow BFTs 3.5 day report

    Great report and excellent intel on rigging!
  95. Guyster

    Red Rooster 7 day short notes

    We are presently at San Clemente island it is 6 pm, we got here at 1 am and the fish bit the glow flat falls 200g - 350g. These fish were right around 85 - 115 pounds. Andy recommended all anglers to add larger hooks (we used a 8/0 Jobu.) to the bottom of the lure and be careful of the split...
  96. Guyster

    Rigging Flat Fall lures for Big Tuna

    Well one thing I should forget to mention, is that I have a large selection of assist hooks in stock. Pretty much all of the assist hooks owner has in their catalog and the new super assist hooks from Mustad. Gary hit on the best point, all Assist hooks have one thing in common, they are all...
  97. Guyster

    Rigging Flat Fall lures for Big Tuna

    some thing to note: Most of the designs and custom configurations we produce are not my idea. I have found over the years that the accumulative knowledge of the Long Range fisherman and the serious private boaters all over the world is very vast (i have sent shipments of Swiveled Super Mutu's to...
  98. Guyster

    Rigging Flat Fall lures for Big Tuna

    Some clients want more, I customized 20 of these for a client that was targeting bluefin over #300+
  99. Guyster

    Rigging Flat Fall lures for Big Tuna

    When we customize lures for a client we always mock it up and send them a pic for approval before any permanent connections are made, many times we are given a very strict guideline for making a custom rig. I already slightly altered this setup. Usually I set it up and let Brandon (my son) take...
  100. Guyster

    Rigging Flat Fall lures for Big Tuna

    Well I have probably rigged over 500 custom flat fall type lures so far this year and I always get asked “How do I rig my own lures”? I have access to all the hooks and swivel combinations in my inventory and this works for me. All the swivels are Heavy Duty Offshore swivels and the hooks are...
  101. Guyster

    Shout out to Ringedhooks.com

    Thank you very much. We do work as hard as we can to take care of everybody, weather you purchase from us or not. The only reason why we are still in business is because of great anglers like yourself.
  102. Guyster

    Custom hooks CTR

    i have been experimenting with this design (and others) for years, typically I am not the originator of some of the things we produce. We make hundreds of custom rigs for anglers in other country's, money fish like the bluefin tuna industry, commercial fishing applications, tournament anglers...
  103. Guyster

    Custom hooks CTR

    Here are some examples of our CTR (Clipperton Trap Rig) custom hooks we are prototyping. One is a 8/0 super mutu the other is a much smaller one. The whole idea is to help the bait swim the most natural, swim the strongest it can while hooked and have the least amount of injury for the long...
  104. Guyster

    Custom Rigging Flat fall jigs

    all great information and excellent ideas. I can make any configuration you can come up with.
  105. Guyster

    Custom Rigging Flat fall jigs

    I get a bunch of questions regarding rigging lures, since we re-rig hundreds of lures each year and build a bunch of custom tackle for fisherman. Flat Fall lures have been a trending lure and there have been some mixed results regarding the assist hooks. I have at my disposal all the hooks most...
  106. Guyster

    Hook design for tuna

    Wahoo are a interesting fish, the biggest problem anglers have is hooking them to begin with. That is where I think the big problem is, typically if you hook 25% of the wahoo that take a bite you are doing good. I have found a few ways to increase that to about 75%. hooking a wahoo is a simple...
  107. Guyster

    Hook design for tuna

    It all really depends on how hard you pull on the fish. you can catch a #200 fish on a Owner ringed 3/0 mutu if you do not pull too hard. All hooks have their limitations, Personally I am very hard on my gear. I use the lightest gear i can get away with and the smallest profile hooks to give the...
  108. Guyster

    Hook design for tuna

    Well here are a few things to think about. First off any hook will catch any fish in any situation (to avoid any disputes) but really certain hooks do have an advantage in certain situations. I always look at fishing as “what situation am I fishing in now”. Do I want a super stealth light rig...
  109. Guyster

    THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY

    you are right, Gamakatsu (and VMC) use what they call a solid ring. IMHO it has a design that is similar to a modified flat washer, here is a pic from their website: OK, Well here's the problem, the tighter turn you force mono or mostly Fluorocarbon to make the more stress it puts on a smaller...
  110. Guyster

    THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY

    Hi Donna, Sorry to hear of the loss of your big fish. We anglers spend so much time preparing for our trips that sometimes it seems that it’s the little things that cause us lost fish. John (redbeard) sent me a message about your post, so I thought I would pass on some info. for everybody. I...
  111. Guyster

    Circle hook Comparision

    I made this pic for a client, just thought I would pass the info. along.
  112. Guyster

    Excellent Raider line up for wahoo

    Right, interesting to note that san diego is the only fishery in the world that the raider lure is only used on a specific species. the Designer of the Raider lure is Perry See Hoe, who probably is the best metal lure designer in the world. His nick name was "spanyid" (hense the company name he...
  113. Guyster

    Low cost Raider lures

    yes, I have thousands of lures. www.Raiderjigs.com
  114. Guyster

    Low cost Raider lures

    here's the ebay Item number, 131279466491 it is Buy it now for $49.50. I have a few more packs of those same lures to list. by the way, If any BD'ers want the lure packs for the $49.50 just PM me and I can send you a paypal invoice. Cheers, Guyster
  115. Guyster

    Low cost Raider lures

    FYI- i just listed some low cost Raider lures on e-bay for any of you that want to experiment with a custom paint job. guyster
  116. Guyster

    Excellent Raider line up for wahoo

    My daughter Courtney had to come to the defense of the Gold/Pink Raider combination. It works great for her, probably because it matches her outfit....
  117. Guyster

    Excellent Raider line up for wahoo

    Hi Chris, you might like this, We were trying different color and hook combinations with the Sea Strike 33 blanks. catchy tackle was gracious enough to sell us 200 blanks of them back in 2003, here's the pic. the most successful color combination we came up with was the ORANGE/ Black polka...
  118. Guyster

    Excellent Raider line up for wahoo

    Here's the catalog page, the "R1-R12' are the different tape colors on the lures. The fisherman on bloodydecks as a group are the smartest fisherman in the world, I would try buying a low cost 125g Chrome raider, choose the tape color you like with a great hook like a 7691S, it's $14.95. Now...
  119. Guyster

    Excellent Raider line up for wahoo

    I get many questions about what color and what sizes would be best to take on a trip for wahoo. oddly we all know the Black/Orange MAKO Marauder seems to be the best trolling lure, however some claim that a Gold/pink lure is the most successful casting color. I am fortunate enough to have many...
  120. Guyster

    Replacing hooks on jigs

    well it depends on the lures you have, if you need raiders you can order them from us with the upgraded hooks (personally i only use Jobu hooks on my raiders, and I will post why later) and we can ship them to the boat. for other lures, you would have to ship them to us and the turn around time...
  121. Guyster

    Replacing hooks on jigs

    your situation is very common, I replace or swap-out hooks on about 500 lures a year. I personally use Owner St66 Stinger trebles on all my iron, like Salas, tady, ect. and i use Owner Jobu hooks on all my Raider lures. It doesn't matter it it you need new hooks on your marauders or any other...
  122. Guyster

    #1 Raider jig for Wahoo?

    I have recently had a flurry of calls regarding our Raider lures and about the hooks. The basic Story on almost all production lures they use VMC Hooks. It is very hard for some hook suppliers to supply hooks in large quantities. I typically order hooks in 1,000 quantities and most hook...
  123. Guyster

    #1 Raider jig for Wahoo?

    the lure designer of the Raider lure is perry seehoe, who started Spanyid lure company. now that dosen't mean other copies will not work. let's face it, It's a fishing lure and the fish dosen't know the difference. All the lures that I sell were manufactured under his leadership, i have Raider...
  124. Guyster

    #1 Raider jig for Wahoo?

    Colored Raiders work the best, Pink, blue, purple, green powder coated. Wahoo oddly enough will hit the lure that is different than the rest. However, the most important thing is the swimming action, it is very hard to get a piece of metal to "swim". That was told to me by the inventor and...
  125. Guyster

    RingedHooks.com 8 day report

    Well just got back from my 8-day on the RP this morning, if you check the RP website you can see my 13yr. old son Brandon did well. Between the both of us we caught the most Bluefin on board compared to any other angler (boat count was like 202 and we caught 20)and we "hooked & handed" 4 tuna...
  126. Guyster

    7691DT vs 7691SS

    I have never seen a 7691SS break, since it is stainless steel it would most probably bend under load. Typically a carbon steel based hook like the 7691 or 7692 would be a stronger choice. here is a pic that may help you out, Sorry in advance if it not sized properly.
  127. Guyster

    Great Service from RINGEDHOOKS.COM

    you are right, we are now just using the treble hook and a ring. after some research we found that the treble hook with the swivel was acting as a weird rudder for the lure and inhibiting the action that the Raider lure was designed for. also, many anglers do not realize that we only sell the...
  128. Guyster

    Great Service from RINGEDHOOKS.COM

    Thank you all for your comments and support. The only reason we are still in business is because of the great people like yourselves. We have been really wanting to build a better site that would assist us in giving out more information to anglers. We now have the ability to have multiple...
  129. Guyster

    Here's a subject nobody wants to talk about: Handoffs!

    The best part of handing off a fish, is that two anglers enjoy the battle equally. It takes a big man to hand off a big fish....and sometimes it takes a bigger man to accept it. When snakebit, I have no problem taking a handoff....
  130. Guyster

    Loop 2 Loop, vs Splicing Topshots?

    It really depends if you are in a hot bite or not. a L2L is faster and for some reason when I'm changing out it seems like I'm always in a rush. Plus, I really do not like to take my spectra needles out on deck. Just my view.
  131. Guyster

    WFO tackle bags, beware

    WFO are the only tackle systems we sell, One, I believe it is the best soft sided tackle system out there and Two, The owners of WFO are people of the highest charcter. I just wish sombody would make a PDA that would last longer than two years.
  132. Guyster

    Ringed vs Non-ringed circle hooks...

    Bloodydecks anglers Rock, I'm a little biased....Ringed Hooks, Owner hooks, Hayabusa Hooks, Eagle Claw Hooks, Mustad Hooks, VMC,Jerry Brown spectra,Penn International Hooks,www.RingedHooks.com .......a little note, We just added the mustad 10827 hooks in (25) packs on the site. I tried to order...
  133. Guyster

    Bending Hooks

    You probably received a mustad 39950, which is a "zero Offset" hooks. The 39952 circle hook has an offset and a little lighter. In general it is not a good idea to mess around with a hook design, They are hardened after they are bent. Richard did make a very good point that the hook does have a...
  134. Guyster

    Artificial trip is inked Oct. 8 thru 16

    You can count me in. I will be there representing SPANYID Lures and will have FREE lures for all who come. I will be looking foreward to fishing with anglers from all over the country who are Jig/Lure specialists, there is alot I need to learn about jig fishing.
  135. Guyster

    Why hooks Break or Bend..

    Chris I absolutely agree with you on the L2004. The most fascinating thing about this situtation is there are boat captians and owners that claim they haven't had any issues with these hooks on big fish!? and "throw your owners over the side". I've had numerous conversations with the president...
  136. Guyster

    Why hooks Break or Bend..

    I thought this would be a good time to give you a little information about hook issues. The obvious answer to hook faliure is overloading, (no mechanical engineering degree required here). Here's the simple answer..Tempering. If a hook bends in the USA and you lose a fish the angler says "my...
  137. Guyster

    Important kite info

    Yes your right Dave and good information. I posted the story to let a few of the newbies be aware that things just happen that much faster on BIG fish and it can happen to the most seasoned of us as well. :cheers:
  138. Guyster

    Important kite info

    We did have another incident on the kite that is worth mentioning...This angler had #200 mono, #200 spectra, 50W set at #35 of drag at strike. All the way back on the kite (which means a half filled spool of line and now it is #70 of drag at strike. A big fish boils on the bait and starts a...
  139. Guyster

    Important kite info

    The incident that you mentioned happened on the RRIII trip that I was on and the angler was standing right next to me on the kite. Jerry called me to gather the details of the event and these things happen so fast it is sometimes a little difficult to know exactly what happened. First off every...
  140. Guyster

    Cow hooks

    Just to give you a frame of reference a Eagle Claw 2004 9/0 is the same wire diameter as a Mutu 6/0 (not a super Mutu). I have caught numerous #200+ tuna on a Ringed 6/0 Mutu. "J" hooks are fine also it just needs to be a 4X style shank like a Matzuo Sickle or a Owner offshore type. Here is a...
  141. Guyster

    Red Rooster 3 FIVE OVER THREE

    David, As usual great post. I was on the 16-day trip before you and had a great trip. This was the first time on the RR3 for me and it won't be my last. They have a excellent operation and I really enjoyed the relaxed enviroment. The short top-shots and fluoro were the ticket for my ride.
  142. Guyster

    Cow hooks

    It is amazing to me that some boats will tell you "throw your owners over the side and only use EC2004/5 hooks". Over the years I've learned to respect all manufacturers’ products and have also learned some anglers will fish better with one manufacturer’s hooks than another. If you talk to...
  143. Guyster

    Cow hooks

    I agree with you 100%, That's why I only fish owners also.
  144. Guyster

    Cow hooks

    Well....Since we have sold thousands of those hooks I might be able to give some insight. First and foremost in fishing is using what works best for YOU. There have been many fish lost on all manufacturers hooks. We have had more reports of the 2004/5 series having problems, However they may be...
  145. Guyster

    Re-rigging a bonita/marauder?

    Todd, You really want welded rings on those swivels, I use two sizes of hooks on those lures. A 7691S 8/0 in front and a 9/0 in back with Spro swivels. It is also good to put a welded ring on the top lug of the lure also, it help takes the vibration off of your leader when trolling.
  146. Guyster

    SPANYID Lures are coming..

    The word has leaked out a bit so I will pass on some information. Annette and I have made a contract with SPANYID lures (www.Spanyid.com) to be the Distributors for the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comwww.SpanyidUSA.com). Who is SPANYID...Ever hear of the RAIDER...
  147. Guyster

    spring 8 day trips what to expect

    Our ringedHooks.com R.P. 8-dayer is always great. It is from July 1 - July 9th on the Royal polaris. This trip is the last 8-dayer before all the 5-day trips. This year I got a #138 from the rocks, Last year Annette got her #133 from the rocks on the same trip. We catch enough Albacore...
  148. Guyster

    swap lines of spectra 50 to 60

    I just came off the R.P. with a #138 and caught it on a TN40, #80 (600yds) jerry Brown hollow and a #60 Jinkai. The reason I used the Trinidad 40 instead of my Tiagra 20 or 16 was casting distance. In some applications you just need to have a better casting distance to get the bait away from all...
  149. Guyster

    R.P. RingedHooks.com 8-day

    Here’s a small report from our fishing trip. First day we traveled 110 miles, arrived at <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-commidnight</st1:time> waiting for the bite to start at Dawn. <st1:time Minute="0" Hour="0">midnight</st1:time> waiting for the bite to...