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  1. wtrbrdm

    For Sale Plano Jumbo Airliner, rolling rod case.

    Most airlines let you check it as checked luggage as long as it conforms to their size threshold. For example...United is 115 linear inches (l+w+h) and under 50 lbs. This thing should do the trick depending on rod / extension length.
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    WTB Looking to buy an SKB 7200

    FOUND ONE ...... ...but I need it shipped to CO. I don't care if it's used, as long as everything works and nothing is cracked / broken. Feel free to shoot me a PM or text me with pics of what you have. 540 six8six 2337.
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    SOLD Blackwater wind-on leader jig bearpaw bobbin

    Thank you sir.... Seriously straight up guy....great seller !!!!!!
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    02 Feb - 18 Feb Excel Ultra 16 Day

    Bimini to Albright-ish. 35 wraps...no joy I know I know I know I didn't snug it up enough and questioned it but used it anyway. Mucho Grande lesson learned. Jaime already has the reels for a re-spool with hollow. Not sure why I didn't go hollow anyway. I was nerdy deep into splicing and...
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    02 Feb - 18 Feb Excel Ultra 16 Day

    Well this is embarrassing......alright Fishrock...you can have Patsy and I'll keep Jaime. For anyone debating on doing ther first LR trip ever or upgrading from a shorter to a longer one. Do it. Don't have the right gear...hit up Jaime or just use the boat rods/reels....good stuff and perfect...
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    02 Feb - 18 Feb Excel Ultra 16 Day

    Agreed... I know the one important thing I did was put in as much rail time and diversity as possible....switching things around. I'd read a ton about using the PL68s at the Bank....during grey light....so I did that as much as I could. Maybe next year...
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    02 Feb - 18 Feb Excel Ultra 16 Day

    Peaches and I are BFFs now.... We have the same twisted sense of humor and I think I've seen what I'm destined to end up like when I get older. The trip was indeed good for the soul. I get it that we all pay a good chunk of change for the trip. Fish are a bonus in my book. To me, it's the...
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    02 Feb - 18 Feb Excel Ultra 16 Day

    I won't do any crazy in-depth report...just a quick write up on my first true LR trip. I'm open to pm's from anyone interested in a long trip for their first time...maybe give some advice on lessons learned...etc. Last year, I went on the Excel Tuna Wars trip to get my west coast feet wet...
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    On the water Excel 16 day fishing report

    How's my buddy Russ doing? Getting in the game or still lonely on the bow throwing poppers?
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    SOLD HXJ Raptor - Silver

    Not sure... She'll be coming along the VA to CA road trip next week....maybe I'll get a buyer before I hit the boat.
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    On the water Excel 16 day fishing report

    Keep them hungry for the Ultra trip.....!!!! Woot woot....
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    SOLD HXJ Raptor - Silver

    Happy Sunday with lower price
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    SOLD HXJ Raptor - Silver

    El Bump + partial trade added. $315
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    All New Website Bugs and Crying Go Here

    Pics don't show up...how am I supposed to spend money and buy shit if I can't see pics....??? sigh
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    SOLD HXJ Raptor - Silver

    Avet HXJ Raptor in fantastic shape. Looking to buy a silver MAK16 SEA or Penn VISXS 16 ....so I'd be up for a trade + cash on my end. Bought this from a member, sent directly to Bob Sands for a fresh full spool of #80 Izor solid, then put into a reel bag.....that's it. I decided that it's...
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    Happy New Year... Who is getting ready to go Long Range Fishing 2020 style

    02/02/20 16 day Ultra on the Excel 30 days 03 hours 51 minutes 06 seconds 05 seconds 04 seconds 03 seconds
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    WTB WFO large size reel bag

    Disregard...found a gargantuan Avet bag. ...anyone have one and willing to ship...? Can be beat up...I don't care. Text with what you have or pm 540 six8six 2337 Merry Xmas....Happy Kwanzaa....Happy Hanukkah or whatever.....
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    372 Super Cow caught on lower banks.

    I fished with Curt on my 8 day and he's not bad for a "short fat guy" as he calls himself. He's the one who inspired my 16 day on the Excel....50 days and counting by the way. I even had a hoodie made to mark the occasion...
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    SOLD Avet JX 6/3

    Sold Thanks Rich
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    SOLD Avet JX 6/3

    up...lowered price
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    United Composites Rods? Who uses them?

    Wrapped by Whopperstoppers US70 Monster - #30/#40 - paired with MXJ Raptor US70 Wahoo Jr - #40/#50 - paired with MXL Raptor US70 Predator - #50/#60 - paired with JX Raptor CP70-HP - #50/#60 - paired with HXJ Raptor Wrapped by Bob Sands 76 Viper - #80/#100 -...
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    SOLD Avet JX 6/3

    JX 6/3 in silver. This reel was purchased and spooled at Squidco. It's new and never mounted on a rod. Loaded with approximately 300yds of #65 Izor solid and fresh #50 topshot. Comes in the box. Paid $380 after spooling. $215 shipped to the lower 48. Text with questions or PM. 540 six8six 2337
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    Clothing for January 16 day

    I had the pleasure of fishing with Russ this year....I think he has the clothing part covered....and he's a very fashionable fella....
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    Best Knot for Braid to Floro or Mono?

    Ok, so I did indeed get a 24 turn FG done. 24 turn....half hitch...cinch tiiiight....add another 12 turns....repeat....Rizzuto finish. I only wonder if this is overkill. Either way....enough FG knot chat for me today....time to work. But hell, going that route, the sky is the...
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    Best Knot for Braid to Floro or Mono?

    I agree....there's more than one way to tie this thing, as well as how to finish. I think though, that discussions on it will allow folks new to the FG to try out different ways. I tried to tie some high number knots just now. Pulled so hard that the #130 mono broke trying to cinch them...
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    Best Knot for Braid to Floro or Mono?

    I believe by 24 each way, he means 48 total. My max is 15 each way, as I've found that any more and the front of the knot cinching down will not allow any more coils to properly cinch behind them.....but.....I'll certainly be experimenting at the shop today with a few more.
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    Best Knot for Braid to Floro or Mono?

    With regard to the FG knot...I posted this in another thread. It's the most simple way I've found and requires no rod or line tension. I'm on a 16 ay in April and have a goal of tying 5 of these every day before then. I'm experimenting tying it with solid and hollow to #100 and #130 mono...
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    For Sale Avet Raptors - MXJ, MXL, and JX

    Raptors gone.....JX 2 Speed remaining
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    The guy that invented auto correct just died

    Sweet....no more telling women on Tinder how badly I want to duck them....
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    3.5% service charge on Excel if you use CC?

    I think a lot of this is about perception versus the money. The concept of having to pay the 3.5% fee could potentially turn someone away and cost future business...as we've read in an above reply. If the price for the season was raised by the 3.5% (fee absorbed into the price), with maybe a...
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    For Sale Avet Raptors - MXJ, MXL, and JX

    Raptors are pending Non Raptor JX available.
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    For Sale Avet Raptors - MXJ, MXL, and JX

    MXJ 6/4 MC Raptor - SOLD MXL 6/4 MC Raptor - SOLD JX 6/3 MC Raptor - SOLD JX 6/3 in silver. This reel was purchased and spooled at Squidco. It's new and never mounted on a rod. Loaded with approximately 300yds of #65 Izor solid and fresh #50 topshot. $299 shipped to the lower 48. Text with...
  33. wtrbrdm

    LIMIT STYLE, GALLAGHER/EXCEL 10 DAY

    1. Either you are a time traveler or..... 2. 16 days for a trip write up.....absolutely unacceptable Jamie. I only forgive you because I'm sure you've been too busy answering texts and....well....that whole Dodgers thing ;-) At least you still have your Chargers....Rams....oh my apologies...
  34. wtrbrdm

    Paypal

    All of the above are correct. If I buy from friends: Use Friends and Family. Neither buyer nor seller are charged any fees...simple money transfer. If I buy from strangers: Use Goods and Services to get Paypal protection from scammers. The caveat being that if you use Goods and Services, the...
  35. wtrbrdm

    FG knot tips

    I'll chime in as a LR newbie, yet angler for a decent amount of time. Practice is key. I have a long trip next year and tend to get a bit OCD with things and prep way too far out. I began on the FG track again a few weeks ago, after a hiatus of messing with it. I'm at about 60 tied so...
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    SOLD UNITED COMPOSITES 76 CENTAUR

    "now I have to find/purchase the reel to go with it and show my husband what he got me for my B-day next month." I tried that method and ended up with ex-wife #1 years ago...lol. Beautiful rod....great score Tammy.
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    UC Rail Rod Grip Length Needed

    Hmmmmm you're right.....stock should have the 16” cold shrink piece over the hypo..... Was multitasking when I saw it lol.
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    UC Rail Rod Grip Length Needed

    Perfect...thank you sir !!!!!!
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    UC Rail Rod Grip Length Needed

    Anyone have one laying around along with a tape measure....maybe a Viper...Invictus...etc. Looking for 2 quick measurements. - rear grip from the back of the reel seat to the end of the rod (including buttcap) - front from the front of the reel seat to the end of the grip. Thanks
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    SOLD Sato Crimps / pliers

    Pm sent...post edited
  41. wtrbrdm

    Hollow core braid

    Diameter of all sorts of lines...including your JB http://www.bhptackle.com/pages.php?pageid=3
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    Reel decisions for a longer trip....

    ....holy fuckity fuck. Well this thread has gone to dogshit. I'm pretty sure I have the biggest dick out of everyone here...so I win and let's go ahead and call this cat skinned.
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    Vagabond Bluefin...another lesson learned

    Congrats...!!!!! I think my trip report included a "listen to the captain" blurb as well...no large tuna, but a decent sized wahoo at dawn. I'll certainly not take that as a one off....great job man....
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    Reel decisions for a longer trip....

    Nice....I live in Alexandria and work in Warrenton, when not over in the sandbox. Humid 75 in NY huh....ugh. See....we can ALL get along. Now where the hell is ReelDealAngler to join in this friendly fvcking kumbaya moment....??????
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    Reel decisions for a longer trip....

    So....how's everyone doing this glorious morning ???????? Beautiful 73 degrees here in Virginia.....
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    Reel decisions for a longer trip....

    My head hurts....but I think I'm down to: Will reconsider the below after Jamie's post....damnit.... MAK16 Sea on a UC Centaur spooled with #100 JB Hollow. I can fish that with #60 or #80 leader. Although concensius is this stick will be used least. MAK20 Sea on a UC Viper spooled with #100...
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    Reel decisions for a longer trip....

    ...I'm the OP and I'm on the east coast :-( Now I'm sad.....but damnit I'm learning the west coast goodness come hell or high water.... :-) I do love a good debate and passionate duels....carry on.
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    Who knew my simple post could spark $shit talking....I do agree with you and Basil though. If...

    Who knew my simple post could spark $shit talking....I do agree with you and Basil though. If you are on the 16 Day Okuma, I look forward to fishing with you...heard a lot of good things. Feel free to shoot me a message with any info you think I need to know... Ben
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    Reel decisions for a longer trip....

    Lots of great info in the replies....thank you fellas...I'll make sure my "friend" takes his time to digest all of it.
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    Just Booked Excel Trip

    I agree...no flaming and everyone should be able to reply to this thread as they see fit...
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    Reel decisions for a longer trip....

    Let's pretend there's a guy who went on an 8 day and ran his Avets...which he liked. He had the chance to fish some Okuma reels on the trip, which he may have liked more. Now let's pretend he's doing a 16 day trip....and he's the type that doesn't like to use all loaner gear. This guy has the...
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    Just Booked Excel Trip

    Ok so a few things I learned...in no particular order: Book your trip early and get to know Jason. Don't just bug the hell out of him, but ask questions...via phone or email He's a good dude and more than willing to help. Coming from out of town, I stayed at the Hampton inn for 2 days prior...
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    Fish processing prices?

    I just had 5-Star process our fish from the 8-day. I picked up 2 of the boxes (#55 each) and flew home with them...the remaining 3 or 4 boxes will be shipped. I look at it this way. It's an expensive hobby...like most are. The cost for processing just gets added to the cost of the deckhand...
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    Just Booked Excel Trip

    I'm not seasoned enough to write a full report....but a basic run-down on my first LR trip...The Tuna Wars 8 day on the Excel. I wanted to do a first-timers post, but have too much going on to do so. If any first-timers are interested...PM me and I can answer some basic questions. Not so much...
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    Rate my rods....

    Monster, Wahoo Jr, and Predator worked like a charm. YFT were were a non-existent at the Ridge but plenty of YT #20+ and two Wahoo (Predator with JX #50 and Wahoo Jr with MXL #40). Great learning trip....
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    SOLD Sato Crimps / pliers

    Yes.....still have them...
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    For Sale Phenix PHD700X2H

    Yes...sitting in the hotel with me lol
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    Newbie Questions and advice

    Don't listen to anyone who says use loaner gear.... What you want to do is order as much crap as you can for your first trip....support that economy and those poor credit card companies :-) Ask me how I know.... In all seriousness, I'm doing a mix of both. Got tons of advice from the fellas...
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    Phenix for #30

    PSW700XH Ordered....thanks to all of you guys for your input and advice.
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    Phenix for #30

    I like it.... I have a US70 Monster for #40....US70 Wahoo Jr for #50....US70 Predator for either #60 or #50 bombs. The PSW700XH looks like it may work for the #30 and backup #40. I do guns for the USG for a living and getting back into fishing after a little break...I forgot how into the...
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    Phenix for #30

    PSW700XH would get me to the magic for #30 and double for #40 in a jiffy......hmmmmm
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    Phenix for #30

    Thank you for that detailed write up...excellent. Decisions decisions for sure.
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    Phenix for #30

    Just wanted to get some input...as I'm looking for a Phenix to fish #30. I need to stick with 7' max due to travel. Rod would be my #30 for 8 day trips running an MXJ Raptor. So far I'm debating between the PSW and PHDs. PSW700H PSW700XH PHD700H PHD700XH I'm leaning toward the Hybrids...
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    SOLD Newly wrapped rods

    Tried sending you a pm....but it's not working. Shoot me a text 540 686 2337. Gimme an hour or so...as I'm driving.
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    Rate my rods....

    I quit....going back to hiking as a hobby lol.
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    Rate my rods....

    ....aaaaand that sounded utterly wrong. Just wanted some opinions of my decisions.... 8 day mixed bag trips in mind.... The final verdict is....... Phenix Black Diamond PSW700XH with an Avet MXJ Raptor....for #30 bait (#50 Spectra and #30 fluoro topshot) UC US70 Monster with an Avet MXL...
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    WTB Avet JX G2

    If anyone has one....either 2 speed or 6.1 single. Text 540 six8six 2337
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    Just Booked Excel Trip

    Check Check Check Check Check.....and add in a new floppy had....I'm golden. I'll have 2 days in SD pre and post trip...see some sights...hang out with Dinko a bit. Looking forward to it.
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    Just Booked Excel Trip

    One week from now, I'll be parking at Dulles International to board the flight to SD. Rods / reels / tackle bag shipped......the official week pre-travel countdown begins.
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    For Sale Avet SX 6/4 Gunmetal with #50 PP

    And I'll ship it....pm sent
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    WTB Avet SX or MXJ - G2 or Raptor - in silver

    Looking for reels in silver and someone who can ship to VA. SX 6/4 G2 SX Raptor MXJ 6/4 G2 MXJ Raptor Text with pics and price 540 six8six 2337
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    For Sale Jigs

    Some jigs I don't need Top to bottom Shimano 200 Shimano 250 Shimano 200 Shimano 200 Shimano 250 Twin Chip 200 Heart Weepy 150 Shimano 224 Shimano 224 Shimano 224 Shimanos are all new....I paid 15 a piece on eBay. $100 shipped PayPal gift or +3%
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    For Sale Avet SX 6/4 Gunmetal with #50 PP

    SOLD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fantastic condition with 2 small blems. Smooth drags. Includes clamp and screws. PayPal gift or +3% $199 shipped Text with questions 540 six8six 2337
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    For Sale Star PJS52XH 5'2" Jigging Rod - New

    Never fished....$160 shipped....$260 new PayPal gift or +3% 540 six8six 2337 for pics and questions. https://m.tackledirect.com/star-pjs52xh-plasma-jigging-rods.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkOCjloW94wIVioCfCh1qrAGJEAUYASABEgLPSvD_BwE
  75. wtrbrdm

    WTB LOOKING FOR A CUSTOM ROD BUILDER

    I just received my 2 UCs wrapped by Ed......perfect.
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    SOLD Sato Crimps / pliers

    I'm away from home until mid November...so this sale is on hold...sorry. Sato pliers with new crimps, and threading tool. $130 shipped Paypas FF or +3%
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    For Sale Accurate SR20

    I do have a spool of PP Depth Hunter in #50, I believe, which was removed from a purchased reel 2 years ago...was unused then. Should be around 300 yards.
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    For Sale Accurate SR20

    Back for sale
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    For Sale Accurate SR20

    SOLD ar or wide). Decided to go ahead and sell. As pictured...except for the the fact that there is no line. Does come with the soft bag. $449 shipped to the lower 48 Paypal FF or add 3% All packed up ready to ship.
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    WTB Stickbaits - Strategic, Jackfin, etc...

    Before I buy new in the next few weeks, I'm looking to see if anyone has anything they're looking to unload.....new old stock or used is fine, price dependent. I'm interested in both floating and slow sinking. Especially interested in some SA Frantic, SA Cruisers, JF Pelagus and JF Argos. 6"...
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    Just Booked Excel Trip

    Perfect information....I'll definitely look into Mr Morris.....thanks Steve and Russ. I'm flying in on the 2nd and will be at Homewood Suites, a mile away, for 2 nights...then 2 additional nights at the hotel after the trip. The extra full day before and after will give me a chance to drive...
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    Just Booked Excel Trip

    A longer trip is already on my radar. I'm looking to make this a bi-annual pilgrimage. There's a ton of great info from you guys on here about rigs, tackle, packing, etc. I may start posting some questions in the future about other things, which I'm curious about. They'll mainly be regarding...
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    Just Booked Excel Trip

    Flights booked...Hotel booked I cleared out my old quiver 2 years ago when I took an offshore hiatus. I was looking for new outfits, but I think I'll take advantage of the free rentals on this inaugural trip. I feared the east coast head-boat "yes, we have rental rods" scenario, which are...
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    Just Booked Excel Trip

    Coming from fishing offshore in FL and NC as well as doing a few NJ extended day trips...I finally bit the bullet and booked my first west coast trip....August 04 Tuna Wars 8 day. At 44, I love the fact that little $hit like this gets me stoked. Thanks to Jason for taking the time to answer...