I tried to book fish processing for next July with Fishermen's Processing and they are all ready fully booked. Five Star does a shity job processing so they are out. A anyone used Mario's lately and how did they do?
With the current prices of quality rods and reels I personally need to evaluate my future purchases. In the past I have typically purchase 2 or 3 new sets a year. The price of 2 or 3 sets a year now equates the price of going fishing on a quality long Range boat for two to four days. I would...
if you like fishing the East Cape area better do it soon. With the new marina coming on line it will ruin the fishing as we know it. Just take a hard look at what has happened to the fishing at the Gordo Banks since the Marina was built at San Jose Del Cabo. What once were proficient tuna and...
Saw a post on Facebook that a person got a E Mail from the Intrepid that the cost of a two day trip increased $640.00 over this years trip. I may have to rethink future trips. Instead of going 3 or four times a year it will be one or twice a year. Ponga fishing in Mexico is looking better a all...
RANT. Finding solid braid in white large capacity spools is next to impossible. I see lots of green, grey, etc, but no white. Who the fuck buys these colors ? Obviously very few or that wouldn't be the only line avaliable.
I have a UC CX Raptor that I use for 60 lb. It is to much rod for my wife so I am asking for suggestions for a more friendly 60 lb blank that will not lift her off he feet when the fish are in the straight down position.
I know I will probably get beat up on this but here goes.
I am of the opinion that a lot of people are being unrealistic in their asking prices for pre owned rods and reels. ( vintage products excluded ) I think that once a product goes out the door the depreciation of that rod and reel goes...
I still have a Penn 50W 2 speed that is Cal's 2 Speed upgraded. Undecided as to whether I should take this reel with me on my upcoming 15 day since I now have two Makaira 20's and a 50 visx customizes by Cal's.
Would you still take a wide model?
Living in Arizona I don't have the luxury of checking out rods in person. I usually build my own rods. Due to a serious on going illness in the family I have not.had the time to build my own rods so I ordered a UC RPG Terminator. What a disappointment it is. This rod as advertised is rated...
I found some interesting things about Titanium line. The all have a breaking point way below their advertised rating. I also want to add that I consider myself very good at crimping as I also marlin fish a couple of times a year, and I do all my own crimping on my lures with no failures in...
New with plastic wrap still on. CLEAR LINE
1 spool 30lb 450yds
1 spool 40lb 370 yards
1 spool 50lb 1090 yards
$55.00 shipped to CALIFORNIA ONLY from Arizona OTHER STATEs ADD $5.00
Payment to made with PayPal Friends and Family
Reel is a solid 9 cosmetically. There are just a couple a light scratches, and a small area of boat rash on top of the left side, ( see last picture ). Reel was serviced by Alan Tani and not used since. Has the reel clamp and filled with 50lb. JB solid spectra. No box.
Excellent condition. Used once since serviced by Alan Tani. Caught maybe 3 or 4 on the reel. The reel has fantastic free spool. Cosmetically a very strong nine with just a few very light scratches. there are some scuffs on the knob. Reel includes the reel clamp and filled with 65lb Black...
This rod is in new condition and never has been on a boat. Made with a 7 foot BT670H E Glass blank. Rod has American Tackle Titanium Turbo guides which cost over $100.00. Rod has 9 guides plus tip, Pac Bay aluminum reel seat, long 17" foregrip, and 14 1/2" rear grip including the butt cap...
This rod is made from a BT660 E Glass Blank. Excellent rod for 40# local trolling and will handle 50lb line comfortably. 6 feet long, Aftco Reel seat, 6 Aftco roller guides plus tip. No nicks in the hypalon grips. Foregrip is 15 1/2" long. The rear grip is 12" long including the gimbal...
Excellent condition. Serviced by Alan Tani and not used since. Reel has a Alan Tani Ergo Knob, 4.8:1 gears. A few very light scratches. Filled with new JB 50# solid spectra line. includes clamp and box.
$210.00 including shipping to Calif
Payment to be PayPal Family and Friends only
This reel is the Wide model. Excellent condition. Serviced by Alan Tani and one time with 3 or 4 fish caught. Filled with 65# Black water hollow spectra. Reel has a few very light scratches. Very nominal and hard to see. Includes clamp and box.
$215.00 including shipping to Calif.
Excellent condition. Used on one 1 trip since service by Alan Tani with 3 or 4 fish caught. A few small scratches, you have to look very hard to find them. Includes clamp and box. Filled with 65# Black Water hollow spectra
$215.00 including shipping to Calif. PayPal family and...
Excellent condition. Serviced by Alan Tani and caught mabe 3 or 4 fish on the last outing. Nominal boat rash, you need to look very hard to find it. No corrosion. Filded with 65# Black Water Hollow line. Includes clamp and box.
DISREGARD ROD PICTURE.
$200.00 INCLUDING SHIPPING TO CALIF.
I am sure that there are many older angers that have rescheduled this years trips to next year. I personally have 2 eight day trips scheduled and paid for that I was supposed to take this year. What are your thoughts if this Covid infection rate remains as it is with no vaccine? Will you go...
I am going to rebuild a old Long Beach SS rod. I have done numerous brands before but never a SS rod before. The new guides will not be located in the same position as the old guides. So I will need to cover all the old guide locations before rebuildind. I was planning on doing the...
The clamp (Part 33) is too wide for the post on my Torque 15LD2. I checked the part number thinking I would just order the proper clamp. But the clamp number is the same thru out the Torque line. Is there a manufacturing screw up on the clamp for the 15???? I see no way to order the proper...
I am so happy that I moved away from CALIFORNIA three years ago. If Prop 15 passes California businesses and residents are going to get fucked over big time. If you haven't read the Prop 15 in it's entirely you will be shocked at the money grab the Liberals are trying to pull.
So, what are you going to do to pass the time?
My wife already has me painting and doing some wood mouldings work around the house. I also will build some rods that I have not gotten around too. Refurbished some tackle, and may as well build that wood tackle box I have always thought about.
Contemplating buying a PCH801XH rod. I live in So.Arizona so so I dont have the luxury of checking one out in person. I would like to know:
A) how long is the fore grip
B) how fast is the action
C) would you consider this rod a heavy or light 40# rod
Any responses would be appreciated
Filled with 50lb solid spectra.
4:8 gears for torque
also comes with a package of 6:1 gears
reel clamp and box
10/10 cosmetically and mechanically.
$225.00 including shipping CONUS
Paypal family and friends payment only
Black Penn Torque 25 Standard Width reel with 5:4 gears
Been on one boat ride
not a mark on the reel
filled with 50lb Toro Tamer Spectra to next to the last spool line
Comes with the reel camp and a extra set of longer clamp screws
I have the box and papers.
ASKING $335.00 INCLUDING SHIPPING...
New lower price
1 JRI 8 new
1 Kicker 25 surface Iron new
1 Neptune heavy (3.25 oz) new, very rare lure
4 Sea Strike 33 lights. 2 have been used, 2 have not. A little bit of tackle box wear.
$30.00 including shipping to California
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I have 5 Torque Star Drive reels. On all of them a little roll back of the spool is required to disengage the dogs to cast. However. One of my reels needs almost a 1/2 spool rollback to disengage the spool. Whats going on here?
The gun survey that is heading Bloody Decks is written to be extremely bias towards gun rights. As a gun owner I support and opposed to many of the questions in the survey as to how they are written. The most important question is not ask: should high capacity weapons like AR15`s and similar...
Anyone heard anything? There is a huge gap between the Makaira series and the next lowest price line of spinners. Kind of hoping the would product a line in the $250.00 / $350.00 price range with a reel of higher quality then their so called second best spinner
During my recent 8 day trip I lost my last original 200 gram Raider jig. Went on to use and catch 2 wahoo with a black chrome Sea Strike 33. However even those are discontinued. What iron (or brass ) jig are you using for wahoo?
I am coming to the Islands in December for some R and R. and plan to do some island hopping. I would like to pick up some Koya lures while there. Anyone care to tell where the the best places are to buy them.
Just finished building a Seeker Pin Head TNT rod. Size of the butt required a big ass reel seat and my Penn Torques do not fit. Will the Avet HX fit? :imdumb:
I live in Arizona so going to a tackle shop to try out reels is not a option.
I have a Pac Bay set and find the avaliable thread carrages less than desirable. I am thinking of making my own carrage. Anyone that have made their own thread carrage care to post a picture of theirs?
Sold pending payment. 25 N 2 speed With box and papers. Filled with new 65# White Solid Specta and 25 yard mono top shot. $175.00 including shipping with in bonus.
PayPal friends and family or add $7.00
Going in mid July. Trying to cut back on the number of rod/reel sets to take. In the past I would take 12 sets. Being that the Intrepid is too cheap to take out Guadalupe permits I will not take my 100# gear so that's one set down. What rod/reel combos would you take?
Everything one reads regarding Flat Falls for Blue Fin Tuna say "replace the split rings with solid rings". I have noticed that there are now split rings available up to 370# ratings. Why not use the heavy rayed split rings?
The new postal rates for rods over 8 feet are a real bummer for us people that have to buy rods and blanks on line. The rod makers need to look at making rod blanks that are 7'8" for shipping purposes. My 2 cents.
Accurate Boss Magnum 270 single speed with 4.6: 1 gears. Serviced by Alan Tani and not used since. Reel has excellent freespool and a Alan Tani Ergo handle. Clamp, wrench, and box included. No corrosion but does have a small boat rash at the top of the reel on the clicker side...
I purchased a Torque 25 ( not the narrow ). I also have a Fathum 25N 2 speed. I was practicing casting surface jigs and switching the above reels back and forth on a Bt6480H rod. To my surprise I was able to cast further with the Torque. I found the reel to really be compact and cast better...
What is going on at Cedros? The Cedros Outdoors web site has not posted a fish report in two years. They do not answer E Mails. I was hoping to go there this year but probably will not. From the lack of information one must assume the fishing is horrible. Any Boodydeckers been there that would...
What's up with Torque 4:8 replacement gears? I cannot locate them. I am in the market for a Torque Star Drag reel. However I will not purchase the reel until I have the gears in hand. This new generation's obsession with speed sucks as it has screwed the market up for lower gear star drag...
Looking for a 7' blank with moderate action for throwing light surface iron from a panga. I will pair it up with Fathom 25N two speed with 40# top shot. Anything longer than 7' is a pain in the ass in a panga. Actually thinking of going back to using a Cal Star B610. Any suggestions for...
I am looking for a tackle shop that has a large selection of inshore bass tackle inventory as well as people with extensive knowledge of proper use of rods and reels. Hopefully a shop in the San Diego/Orange County Areas.
Any input from those that have fished Cedros with one of the local outfitters would great appreciate. Looking at the recommended gear for Yellowtail fishing the website list the following.
40 lb outfit. Which I presume Is for using with the surface iron.
50 lb outfit. I can't figure the use for...
What is the best way to repair deep scratches on the black Torques? I am thinking that I would put on some masking tape and very lightly steel wool the damage area. Then apply some black paint. I know the repair area would be noticable but I would want to prevent any corrosion problems. Any...
I have been selling my Accurates and Tiburon reels for the last several months, so now I am in the market for new reels. After much thought I have decided that my replacement reel will be either Fathoms or Andros. I am all done buying top of the line reels.
I have come to the oponion that buying...
2 Vary rare 5 1/4"Krocodile 3 oz Brass jig. not fished but has some marks from being in the tackle box. Note thicknedd on thr 2nd photo.
2 new Tady 9"s
1 Very rare straggler, been reconditioned
PM if interested
SOLD PENDING PAYMENT
5 unfished surface jigs
Tady AA Mint
2 Tady 45 Sardines
1 6 1/2" Straggler light Iron for Wahoo Red/Yellow/White
1 7 1/2" Stragger light iron for Wahoo Black/Red
$28.00 Shipped to Calif
Paypal or Bank Money Oder
PM if interested.
SOLD PENDING PAYMENT
1 . new 8" Strike Pro Popper
1 new 10" ( including diving bill) Toro Tame Deep Diver
Both come with Blue Water lure bag
$16.00 including Shipping to Calif.
Paypal or Bank Money Order
Pm if interested
Sold pending payment
Okuma Cortez CZ 10. Been on one 1 boat ride. Had cast control taken out by Alan Tani. Like new. No Box or papers. includes a neoprene reel cover.
$75.00 Shipped to Calif
Paypal or bank money order
PM if interested.
FS used Accurate B 270 2 Speed with cast control. This reel has always been maintained by Alan Tani and has his amazing freespool. Mechanically at great big 10 and cosmetically a strong 9+. No corrosion. The few tiny tiny scratches that are not even visible on the camera pictures. Come with...
For Sale Daiwa 20H. Been on 1 boat ride. Filled with 50# Yellow Tuf Line solid spectra.No corrosion, no boat rash. Has a small nick by the Saltist lable and a small scratch by the handle arm. Not even visible on the camera. Comes with a box and a Blue Water Reel cover...
Daiwa Saltiga 20H. Been on 1 Boat ride. Filled with 50# Yellow Solid Tuf Line spectra and 50' P Line 20# mono. Reel has been re-greased by Alan Tani and has a Alan Tani Handle. Comes with the box and a Blue Water reel cover.
no corrosion, No boat rash. A couple of tiny tiny nicks at the top...
New Smitty Soft Soft Pad. Some mars on the pad from sitting around.
$12.00 Shipped anywhere n Calif.
SPECTRA SOLD PENDING PAYMENT
1000 meter spool of White Toro Tamer Solid $53.00 Shipped to Caliornia
PM if interested.
SORRY FOR INCOMPLETE POST, MY COMPUTER WENT DOWN.
I do not really care to go marlin or tuna fishing. I would like to know what is the best time of the year to fish in the bay? What species would one typically catch? Does anyone have any recommendations for Boat charters?
Unused 9" Fountain jet head. Has a couple of very very light scratches on the head. Troll this behind any long range boat and hang on. This lure will put any 8" Zuker feather to Shame. On a Big private boat use at the shotgun position.
PM if interested
5 UNUSED LURES; 2 Catchy tackle small 5" all rigged and ready to go. The other 3 feathers the maker is unknown. Only the Blue/White lure is not rigged. All the rigged lures have ball bearing swivels on the them.
$46.00 including shipping
If interested send a PM
6 unused Wahoo Bombs. The black/orange head is a 8oz. drop back bomb. I made this lure, The head is enameled paint with multiple coats of rod epoxy, Mustad SS7691 Hook, > 2 Catchy Tackle Bombs, and the last 3 are 5oz. Bombs made by me. ALL RIGGED AND READY TO GO.
The top lure is 7 1/4" with a larger concave face, unknown maker> middle Lure is a American Custom Lures. 7 1/2" concave chugger with a smaller face than the top lure,> bottom lure is a BFG 7 1/2" bullet. ( skirts can be cut down to make it 6")
$21.00 including shipping
If interested send PM
5 unused 6 1/4" light surface iron lures. 2 Have original paint and 3 have been rebuilt. For you youngsters out there these old jigs swim as good if not better then most of the modern jigs on the market today. A nice medium speed crank and they swim very very well.
$26.00 including shipping...
5 Heavy unused jigs. Top red and white jig: 6 1/4 " unknown maker > From left to right 5 1/4" Abba 55,> 5" DIX 177,> 4 1/2" DIX157, > 4 1/2" squid color , unknown maker.
$21.00 including shipping
If interested refer to jig lot #2 via PM
Set of 6 heavy unused jigs. Top knife jig is 6" > From left to right 5 1/2 Abba 55, > 5 3/8" squid color - unknown maker, > 5" #177 DIX F5, > 4 1/2" squid color- unknown maker, > 4 1/2" DIX 157.
$25.00 including shipping
If interested refer to set as LOT #1 via PM
I want to build two 80# trolling rods to use for the short transom corner positions. One 5 1/2' and one 6'. I have the impression that E-Glass blanks are better for trolling than composit blanks because the composition blanks cannnot take the sudden shock of a big fish strike. Information and...
Is it just me? Inspite of all the many colors of marlin lures it seems like most of Cabo' s striped marlin are caught on 5 basic colors. Black/purple, green/black, green/yellow, pertrolero, blue/white. Is it because we are all in a rut and fish the same colors, or are we missing out on...
Used Accurate B2 665N 2 speed with cast control. Box, papers . clamp, decal, and wrench included. This reel is a 9++ cosmetically and a 10+ mechanically. Just serviced in July by Alan Tani and has his magical free spool. Flip the spool and go get a beer and return to the table and it is still...
SOLD SOLD SOLD
Accurate B2 270 reel with box, papers, decal, and wrench. This reel is a solid 9+ cosmetically with no corrosion on the frames, side plates or spool. there are 3 pin head size nicks. one to the left of the word Accurate on the side plate, and 2 on the inner frame above the...
What is the best way to remove the thread to replace guides? I CANNOT FRICKING BELIEVE IT!!!I JUST GOT HOME FROM A SEVEN DAY TRIP AND WAS CLEANING MY GEAR IN THE GARAGE AND MY WIFE COMES HOME FROM WORK AND RUNS OVER MY RODS. DAMAGES ALL 11 FRICKING RODS.
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There are lots of 6480H BLANKS manufactured. SS6480H, SEEKER BLACK STEEL,SEEKER CLASSIC, CAL STAR BTG, CALSTAR BT, and I am sure they are others that I am not aware of. Anyone know which of the 6480's that are rated for 30 to 60 are the most parabolic?
WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF LONG RANGE BIG EYE TUNA CATCHES ? WHAT YEARS WERE THEY CAUGHT AND WERE THEY JUST A INCIDENTAL CATCH? WHEN THEY ARE BITING IS IT LIKE FISHING FOR COW YELLOW FIN? ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE APPRECIATED FOR THIS INQUIRING MIND.
WITH THE BLUE FIN FIASCO BETTER ADD THE CALICO BASS SET AND LEAVE HOME ANYTHING OVER 50lb. ONE MORE NAIL IN THE COFFIN FOR THE SAN DIEGO FLEET. I TRULY THINK THAT MEXICO WANTS TO DO AWAY WITH OUR SPORT FISHING IN THEIR WATERS.
I am so sick and tired of not seeing any 4:1 to 4:8 low gear quality star drags on the market. The high speed gearing is only good for Wahoo and yo yoing for Yellowtail. Pretty limited use if you ask me. Low gear are better for bait fishing ( which we all do most of the time ) throwing the...
Reports show the long range season to this point to be a nonevent with the expectation of a few Wahoo and some early season Blue Fins.
I have a 7 day trip comming up on the Excel at the end of the month. Not seeing any pattern to what the fishing will be like, it looks like I will need to prep...
NEW WITH BOX AVET 50 SDS WITH 4:1 HI GEAR. NEW 130JB HOLLOW INSTALLED BY BHP TACKLE. INCLUDE 2 NEW PL68 JIGS TO GO JIGGING FOR THAT BIG ONE. AND A NEOPRENE REEL COVER
$490.00 + $28.80 FED EX insured shipping in cont. US. No USP shipping.
I HAVE A GF 765XH THAT I PURCHASED TO USE ON THE SAN DIEGO BOATS BUT SINCE HAVE GONE WITH A GF770XH. I WOULD LIKE TO CUT THIS BLANK DOWN TO 6 FEET FOR USING AS A TROLLING ROD FROM A CRUSER. HOW MUCH WOULD YOU CUT FROM THE TIP AND BUTT, AND NOT SCREW IT UP?
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AS I HAVE GOTTEN OLDER MY FEET HAVE GOTTEN AS WIDE AS A MACK TRUCK. ANYONE KNOW OF A MAKER OF EXTRA WIDE BOOTS? AS OF THIS TIME THE ONLY THING I HAVE FOUND THAT I CAN WEAR ARE THE KEEN'S H2O SANDLES. THE PROBLEM WITH THEM IS THE CONSTANT WET AND COLD FEET. IF YOU HAVE THIS PROBLEM WHAT DO YOU...
USED ATD 50 WITH CAL SHEETS SUPER BLUEPRINTING
BEARINGS AND SLEEVES FOR EXCEPTIONAL FREE SPOOL
DRAG SET AT 35# STRIKE
CAL'S QUICK SHIFT BUTTON
ALAN TANI KNOB
GROUND DOWN LEFT SIDE LUG FOR COMFORT NON GROUND LUG ALSO COMES WITH REEL
NEW 130# JB HOLLOW PUT ON BY CAL'S
COSMETICALLY A STRONG 9+...
USED ATD CUSTOM CAL SHEETS ATD 50
SUPER BLUE PRINTED WITH SLEEVES AND BEARINGS FOR EXCEPTIONAL FREESPOOL
DRAGS SET 35# AT STRIKE
QUICK SHIFT BUTTON
ALAN TANI KNOB
GROUND DOWN LEFT LUG FOR EASY HOLDING (UNGROUND LUG ALSO COMES WITH THE REEL)
NEW 130# JB SPECTRA INSTALLED BY CALS
NEW MAKAIRA 30 SEA GUNMETAL COMPLETE WITH BOX AS SENT FROM THE FACTORY.
$450.00 + $24.80 FED EX INSURED SHIPPING. NO USP SHIPPING. MAJOR BANK OR USPO MONEY ORDER
NO PICTURE. YOU KNOW WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE.
NEW ACCURATE 6:1 WITH CAST CONTROL. UPGRADED RUBBER KNOB. FILLED WITH NEW 60# JB HOLLOW. COMES WITH BOX AND WRENCH.
$300.00 + $23.80 FED EX INSURED SHIPPING
MAJOR BANK OR POST OFFICE MONEY ORDER PREFERRED. ADD 3% FOR PAY PAL.
New ( one boat ride) Accurate B665N 6:1 Single speed with cast control and optional rubber knob. Box, Accurate Bag, and filled with 60# JB Hollow.
$300.00 + $23.80 INSURED FED EX SHIPPING NO USP SHIPPING, THEY LOSE PACKAGES.
major bank or Post Office money order NO Pay Pal
2 50 ATD FRAMES USED
1 50W ATD FRAME USED
2 50W SPOOLS 1 NEW 1 USED WITH CORROSION AROUND THE CENTER SHAFT, BUT NO CORROSION ON THE SIDE SPOOL.
SEE PHOTOS FOR MISC. PARTS
NEW TIBURON 30 FRAME AND SPOOL
$50.00 + $15.00 SHIPPING
To those whom fish Cedros for Calico Bass:
What kind of rod reel combo do you use?
What LINE configuration do you use ,( how much spectra to mono/FLORO if any )?
What kind or lures do you use?
How do you set up your bait rig, and is it the same rod reel rig you use to throw jigs?
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I WAS SUPPOSED TO GO ON THE EXCEL'S JUNE AHI TRIP THAT JUST JUST RETURNED. I WAS UNABLE TO GO BECAUSE OF HEALTH ISSUES. WILL MY WIND ON LEADERS STILL BE GOOD A YEAR FROM NOW ?? I MAKE THEM USING THE SAME METHOD AND MATERIALS AS BASIL.
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Just received my copy a few days ago. As a newbie looking forward to my first 15 day trip I have read every magazine, news article, book, and Bloodydecks Long Range forum seeking long range lnformation in the last 3 years. JEFF BURROUGHS BOOK FOR LOVE OF LONG RANGE FISHING SAN DIEGO STYLE is...
BT6460XXh all roller or GF765XH with ring guides.
Now I know the these two rods are not idea but it is what I got to work with. I am going to pair a Tiagra 30W with 130# JB Hollow that has the Freespooler treatment by Cofe. Which rod would you use? It will primarily be used as a tolling rod...
I have a Pac Bay wrapper with the upgraded chuck. I have built about 20 rods on it with no problems. Now the rods are working their way out of the chuck as I wrap or dry. I always put a little masking tap on the butt but the rods are still working their way out. Any suggestions as to what the...
I am getting close to my 15 day June Ahi trip on the Excel. Looking over my rod / reel arsenal I am now thinking that I want a designated trolling outfit so that I do not have to screw around with taking off a lure and re-rigging for bait fishing.
I have a extra Tiagra 30W that I am thinking...
I will be going on my first 15 day trip this coming May/June on the Excel. I am 64 years old and in pretty good shape as I go to the Gym 3 to 4 days a week. But like many old guys I got some arthritis and a back that doe not always feel like a million bucks. You know, good days and bad days...
SOLD SOLD SOLD TO A HAPPY GUY.
Accurate ATD 50 for sale. Not used since serviced by Accurate. New Spool, Alan Tani Handle, includes neoprene reel cover. No box. Flat lugs for rail fishing. Cosmetically a solid 8 with a few light scratches on the frame. There is no corrosion. Solid 10...
IT APPEARS THAT THE LONG RANGE BOATS ARE HAVING A LOT OF VERY WINDY CONDITIONS. I AM TAKING MY FIRST 14 DAY TRIP IN A FEW MONTHS.I AM THINKING THAT I SHOULD HAVE A BACK UP REEL, ( A 50 SIZE REEL NOT MOUNTED ON A ROD) SET UP WITH A 100 FOOT MONO TOP SHOT FOR WINDY CONDITIONS. ANY THOUGHTS ON...
I AM GETTING READY TO BUILD A SS6463 4XH ROD FOR SD LONG RANGE FISHING. I HAVE A FULL SET OF FUJI HBSG GUIDES, BUT NO TIP. I DO HAVE A AFCO ROLLER ROLLER TIP ON HAND. I AM THINKING I WILL JUST GO AND USE THE ROLLER TIP. SHOULD I USE IT OR BUY A RING TIP. DOES IT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE?
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I Need to make one more 130# rail rod for fishing SD cows. It will be a back up to a back up set. Do not want to spend a lot of $$ on this one. But also do not want to get beat to hell if I have to use it. What would be the least expensive blanks that will do the job?
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Going on my first trip to Zihuatanejo to fish. I will be there mid Feb. for 12 days. I will be staying at the Hotel Irma on Playa el Palmar. Can anyone recommend a good fleet or boat to fish on? Looking for a nice 28 to 30 ft boat with good equipment. I am not taking my own tackle because I do...
TAIGRA 30W LRS
COSMETICALLY 9.9, MECHANICALLY 10. SERVICED BY LARRY COFE WITH UPGRADED DRAG = 21LBS AT STRIKE WITH FREE SPOOL. SERVICE TAG ATTACHED TO REEL. TIBURON HANDLE. REEL BLOCK REEL CLAMP. BOX INCLUDED.
$350.00 + $22.90 UPS INSURED SHIPPING PAYPAL ONLY
Brand (Valley Mfg) New Newell S-4.2 gears. Comes with box and paper work. About the same size as a Penn Yellow Tail Special. Holds 310yds of 60# mono.
No pictures, we all Know what they look like.
Pay Pal only
$150.00 including UPS shipping with in Cont US.
I currently use 60# JB Hollow with a 10 to 15 feet of floro tied to the jig. I am now thinking of using 80lb solid spectra a 3 to 4 foot floro leader tied to the jig. Any opinions as to which spectra casts best, hollow or solid?
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Going on the Excel's June AHi trip next year and I want to keep the rod /reel arsenal down to a reasonable level. I have two questions and hopefully someone who has be on this trip can help me.
Is there any need for finesse 25lb/30lb bait set up for Wahoo?
Is there any opportunity for using a...
I finally purchase a ATD 12 for those slow midday bites on the anchor. I am trying to decide which rod to match it up with. I have the following rods:
Give me your opinion guys.
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Not having any local sources for components I rely on you guys for advice. These rods with be used for cow fishing. I am looking at building a Seeker Black Steel 63XXXXH for use as a 130# Troll and Heavy duty Jig stick And a 63XXXXH for use as a my Kite rod.
Can anyone tell me about these...
I Have TWO Tiagra 30'S Customized by Cal's. It has a Baker Topless frame, Tiburon longer arm and Ergo Knob, Sleeves and Bearing with Super Blueprint.
Cal was able to get 28Lbs at strike with 45Lbs at full. It holds 625 yds of 100lb. JB Hollow. I plan to pair them up with a 2x4 and a 770XXH.
We all know that sometimes on the short trips the tuna and yellowtail fishing takes a dump. Then we end up fishing for calico bass at the misc. Islands. What is your favorite Calico Bass outfit?
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Brand new Newell (Valley Mfg( S631-4.2. Spec are 310Yds 60# mono. This reel has a 6 stack drag system. Box and all paper work included. $170.00 including shipping in Cont. US
Use Trynos 30 2 speed with Box.No corrosion. Has about 400 yds JB Hollow. Serviced by Alan Trani. Drags upgraded for...
Just read the Big Bird's fish report and the subject of lite wire Wahoo fishing was mentioned. OK, what is lite wire Wahoo Fishing? And is the rod and reel combo scaled way down to match the wire test?
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I recently purchased used a ATD 50 and sent the reel in for service. I was informed by Ben at Accurate that the early production 50's and 50W's had 1:7 low gears in them. Also that the milling is different so that the newer 1:2 low gears will not fit.
I talked to Eric at Cal's and they are able...
Time for me to get serious about learning to cast sardines on the big reels. Anyone care to guest how many ounces a 6" or 7" sardine weighs?
My thoughts are to attach that much weight to the line and go to the local park and go for it.
No Cal Lou
I posted this in the "Events" Forum with no responses, so I will try here. Anyone have knowledge of upcoming (larger) tackle swap meets in the Orange County/Long Beach/ San Diego area this spring or early summer?
No Cal Lou
I have a Tiagra 30 that is customized by Cal's. It has a Baker Topless Frame, Tiburon Handle, Blue Print Plus with selves and bearings. Cal has it rated 25lbs at strike with 40# at full. The reel currently had 600yards of JB hollow on it. I am thinking of stripping off 100 yards of the 100 and...
Built a SS270-8H and put one layer of Cork on the butt end. Did not think about it but when I went to put on my Accurate 270 the rod diameter is to small for the reel. Can I use put multiple layers of Cork wrap to build it up with out having problems with the Cork? HOW WOULD YOU DO IT?
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Going on a San Diego 12 and will be shipping my rods, so keep this thought when you make your suggestions. Has to be a 7 footer.
I have a GF700XH and SS670H for Bombs and Jigs, now I need a 50lb. soft tip rod with good backbone for fishing short topshots. Name some good blanks that serve that...
Going to build some Rail Cow rods. I will use them on two 12 to 15 day Long Range trips. The Cow trips are a "Bucket List" thing to do before I get to old. Can I get away with using Fuji's Silicon II concept guides on these rods? I plan to sell them after my two trips.
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This question is for those of you who live where one is not able to drive your gear to the SD landing, that have done the fly down/fly back to Cabo.
What did you take on the plane with you?
How did the transportation logistics work out in Cabo?
What tackle did you ship?
How did you ship it...
Leaving on the RRIII for 8 days next Friday. Unless things change, (and it could) the shot at Wahoo and Tuna is not looking all that great. It looks like some time will be spent bottom fishing for Snapper, Grouper, and Yellowtail. It appears that at time all these species are being caught at the...
I would like to downsize my reels for Marlin fishing. I am considering changing my trolling reels from all mono to spectra backing with about 100 yd mono top shot. Would you use hollow and serve the top shop so there is no knot, or would you use solid spectra and tie it.
I ONLY FISH CABO FOR...
I have done 5 day and a 7 day trips in the last two years. On both trips we left biting fish to go fish Cedro for 1/2 to 3/4 days on the way home. Both times the bite was extremely slow. We had limits on both trips when we got there.
I would rather catch and release Tuna for a short day and...
Just purchased a Shimano Trevala Jigging rod model TVC-6MH for use with a convention reel. Not sure I will like jigging so I did not go all out on a high end priced rod. I plan to give this a tryout on a 8 day November trip on the RR3.
I have 2 reels I can put on this rod, a Saltiga 30H or a...
When I fish Cabo I use Tiagra 30W's in the corners and shotgun, and 30 standard width from the corners. I am considering filling all the reels with 300 yards 80# JB hollow and topping them with 50# and 40# mono. The mono is too small to do a serve so I need to tie it. Any suggestions for a good...
Is there ant difference in the first year production ATD 50's and the current reels? What are the differences if any? If they are different can the old reels be updated to be the same as the new production reels?
No Cal Lou
Is there any difference from the first year production ATD 50's and the current production reels? What are the differences if any. If there is a difference can the old reel be updated to be comparable to the new reels.
No Cal Lou
Looking for a new Wahoo reel. I WILL USE IT ONLY FOR CASTING JIGS AND BOMBS.
I see no reason to to buy a Raptor Model. Looking at the specs it apprears to me that the standard HXJ is more that adequate for fishing Wahoo. I would like hear opinions from owners of these reels.
No Cal Lou
Been on the Royal Polaris. Booked a trip on the Red Rooster next year. How does the Royal Star ride? Any comments on the state rooms compared to the RP? How is the crew? Are they helpful to newbes.
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I have a Tiagra 30W LRS. Is there any compelling reason I could not use it for a Kite Rod after I get it Super Blue Printed with bearings, sleeves, and a Tiburon Handle by Cal's installed.
This reel has as much if not more line capacity than some 50's size reels.
No Cal Lou
I would like to start ButterflyJigging for Tuna and Yellowtail on Long Rang trips up to early fall 10 dayers. I have a Daiwai Saltist 30TH and I was thinking of matching it up to a Butterfly rod of some type. I have had tackle shops give me information that is all over the map. Some say...
Looking For Gear Feed Back.
Taking My first 10 day on the RR III in December. Here are the sets I plan to take with me. If anyone thinks something is missing or not needed I would appreciate your thoughts.
40Lb Accurate B-2 870 with BT6480H for bait
40Lb Avet JX 6/3 with BT 690J for surface...
What is the best method for stripping down a factory Calstar Grafighter and prepping the blank for a rebuild with new guides. The new guides will be upgrades from the factory guides and I will use 2 more guides.
No Cal Lou
I have one of the last production runs of the B-2 665 standard width. I bought this reel to fish 60Lb line with the dag set 20lbs at strike. I have encountered so many opinions as to weather this reel is appropriate for 60lb line my head is spinning. How about it Accurate, will this reel...
ANYONE HAVE A SATO LINE WINDER???
Been looking at the Sato Line Winder that utilizes a 1/2hp drill. Will it work for winding 50's and 30's? If you have one how do you apply pressure to the spool without smoking your hand and the spool? Nearest tackle shop is 50 miles away and not very...
Going on the Aug 14th 7 day Fujimoto Open. I understand that they have a lot of returning angers yearly on this trip. I typically do not take anything under a 30lb set up on 7/8 day trips. Considering the small Albies that are being encountered on the way down should I take a 20lb set-up?
Last Fall the Western Outdoor news reported that a gentleman caught 3 tunas between 200Lbs and 300lbs with a Calstar BT670XH. In that same issue Brandon Howard wrote that it was a " sleeper rail rod ". I picked up a 670XH really cheep from a tackle shop that was closing it's business and built...
THE TITLE TO THIS IS INCORRECT. THE BLANK IS A GF765XXH
Getting ready to build a Calstar GF765XXH with Titanium Turbo guides. The tip is a size 14 so the only available tip is a 14/12. My thinking is a will go with the following guides: 25 - 20 - 16 - 16 - 12 - 12 - 12
I would like some input...
I know many are getting away from roller guides. I have been told by a few rod builder that rollers still have a place in one arsenal of rods. Rollers are good if you are using a designated rods for: Trolling, kite, and jigging the heavy iron for cows.
What do you guys and gals think?
No Cal Lou
Shimano Tryno 20 TWO SPEED. Used one time. Like New with 350 Yards of Izorline 80Lb Solid Spectra. $280.00, Box and manual included - Pay Pal only - you pay shipping - I will will pay PayPal fees.
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I got a new American Tackle Power Wrapper with the chuck upgrade. Every two guide wraps I am having to reset the rod butt back into the chuck as it works its way out. I even put masking tape in the butt to make it less slick to no avail. Any tips out there? It seems that the chuck tension gets...
At the Fred Hall Show in Long Beach I Joined United Anglers. Paid $100 bucks and was promised a nice jacket. I have not received any acknowledgment of my membership or the jacket. I sent them a E-Mail over 1 week ago asking for some kind of response. No response received. Anyone else out there...
I am working up to 10+ day trips. Last year I was on a 5 day and this year I am on the Royal Polaris Aug 14th 7 day. Here is a list of the tackle I am planning to take with me. Am I missing anything or is there anything I do not need to take?
Accurate B270 with a Calstar BT270-8H - 25 lb top...
Just purchased a new Penn 50VSX for Long Range fishing. I would like some opinions as to whether I should send it to Cal's 2 Speed for Blue Printing and add 4:1 high gearing. Or leave it as is out of the box.
No Cal Lou
How do I get the 2:1 low gear on the Raptor HXW. Do I buy the reel and send it to Avet for the upgrade? Or do I specify it at the time of purchase from my favorite tackle shop? Is there a cost to upgrade the gearing?
No Cal Lou
After 5 day of searching for cold shrink here in NO. Cal I located some 12" Cold Shrink in stock. the 18" I would need to order 10 at a pop.
I need ideas on what to use to extend the forgrip to 20". Can I use a 20" Hypalon and put the Cold Shrink on the last 12" at the guide?
Or use twine at...
I just want to thank everyone for their input on numerous questions I have posted over the last 2 months regarding getting ready for long range fishing. I have finally reached the last question on rod and reel sets. A SET FOR YO YOING WITH THE PL68. I am looking at the Avet Raptor HX regular...
We see lots of surveys on lighter and heavier reels. How about some opinions on 80 Lb reels for sardine fishing on 10+ day long range trips. Throw in your favorite rod to use with the above reel.
No Cal Lou
I have taken 2 San Diego Boats Terminal Tackle suggestions and tried to put them in my 2 large tackle boxes. One a old Baja Ranger, ( no doubt some of you younger tykes will not know what this is), and a new large SKU. It's impossible !!!!
Help me skim this shit down, I don't want...
Looking at my tackle from my last 10 day trip 15 years ago I find that I have a bunch of single strand wire in 27lb, 38lb, and 58lb. Should I shit can the stuff or use it? It seems like everyone is using 49 strand wire with crimps.
No Cal Lou
I see some are now using the ATD 12 with 100 Spectra. Anyone know what the line capacity is for the new BX 30N. I am looking for a alternative to the ATD 12. It seems that the ATD 12 is in a class of its own.
No Cal Lou
I am new to Long Range fishing, been a Marlin person fishing Mexico for the last 10 years. Air travel with gear had become such a pain in the ass I quit going to Mexico to fish.
I fished a 5 day on the PR last July and will do so again next year. Then hopefully a December 10 day in 2011.