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  1. clubhunter

    Wahoo on the fly

    Did this trip ever happen?
  2. clubhunter

    WTB united composite 9ft del mar deck hand jigstick

    I have one that’s not been wrapped but the cork tape and wrap has been started on grip.
  3. clubhunter

    For Sale Seeker CJB70H and Phenix Megalodon 800H

    That rod was sold a while back. The The Seeker CJB 70h and the Axis Megalodon 720h are the two remaining rods. Either of these rods will fit the Calstar. I do have one Calstar that is the 700m. The other is an unfinished blank that has the grip,reel seat and butt cap installed. I would sell...
  4. clubhunter

    For Sale Seeker CJB70H and Phenix Megalodon 800H

    PRICE DUMP ON TWO REMAINING RODS!!! They have to go now..
  5. clubhunter

    For Sale Seeker CJB70H and Phenix Megalodon 800H

    PRICE DROPS ON ALL RODS!!!! Check listings
  6. clubhunter

    For Sale Seeker CJB70H and Phenix Megalodon 800H

    Taking offers....come on people!!!
  7. clubhunter

    For Sale Seeker CJB70H and Phenix Megalodon 800H

    Pics of Seeker CJB 70H. The last pic shows the damaged guide but still works fine. Will be sending replacement with purchase of rod
  8. clubhunter

    For Sale Seeker CJB70H and Phenix Megalodon 800H

    Thanks for the vote of confidence Glad your enjoying your reel.
  9. clubhunter

    For Sale Seeker CJB70H and Phenix Megalodon 800H

    Will try and get pics posted this afternoon.
  10. clubhunter

    For Sale Seeker CJB70H and Phenix Megalodon 800H

    Selling a few of my sticks. They will be shipped and insured for price of sell. Details below; Discount on multiple rods for shipping. PM for pics if interested Seeker CJB 70H custom rail rod. Blank was spined correctly before wrapping. Guides are double wrapped. Rod has longer grip but not...
  11. clubhunter

    SOLD Shimano Trinidad 20A (never used)

    I have a Trinidad 20A I bought and took it on one trip to Guadalupe which as you know it sat in the rack the whole time. I think I have 30lb spectra backing and 30lb mono top shot. Not sure of yardages. It comes with case, paperwork and I have a brand new still in package Shimano reel cover that...
  12. clubhunter

    SOLD Accurate Boss Extreme BX2 600 w power handle

    Reel has new #80 spectra. Only fished one trip. Works great and just needs to find a home that will use her. $400 shipped Priority Mail and insured
  13. clubhunter

    SOLD Accurate Boss Extreme BX400

    been on a couple of trips and caught it’s fair share of fish. Great reel with new #50 spectra and works flawless. $300 shipped Priority Mail and insured
  14. clubhunter

    SOLD PRICE Drop Talica 16ii and Lexa Reel for sale

    Last call on these reels if interested. Going on eBay tomorrow!!!
  15. clubhunter

    SOLD PRICE Drop Talica 16ii and Lexa Reel for sale

    Still available but going to eBay tomorrow if it doesn’t sell today.
  16. clubhunter

    SOLD PRICE Drop Talica 16ii and Lexa Reel for sale

    No problem shipping to California. What did you think about the reel? Let me know cause I am going to eBay if you don’t want it.
  17. clubhunter

    SOLD PRICE Drop Talica 16ii and Lexa Reel for sale

    The two Maks and two Andros are sold.
  18. clubhunter

    SOLD PRICE Drop Talica 16ii and Lexa Reel for sale

    Shimano Talica 16ii filled with #80 spectra. Comes with box and only used one 6 day trip. PRICE DROP $415 shipped Daiwa Lexa-HD 400xs-p. This reel is brand new and has a cork puppy added. It can be easily taken off if not needed. Comes with box and paperwork. No line and never used. PRICE...
  19. clubhunter

    SOLD Zeebaas ZX27

    Forgot to say the power pro is #50 @ 500yds and it has over #40 of drag.
  20. clubhunter

    SOLD Zeebaas ZX27

    Black and silver ZX27 spinning reel with 500yds of Super slick power pro. Reel is in great condition but hasn’t been used in 4 years. It’s just sat in the box. Zeebaas is a great company to work with regarding any service to be done on the reel. It comes with reel bag as well as original box...
  21. clubhunter

    SOLD Van Staal VS200S

    I have a Van Staal VS200S in silver. I don’t get to use it anymore but it’s a great Spinning reel with a stout drag. Comes with reel bag, box and paperwork. $500 shipped to lower 48 and you take care of PayPal fees
  22. clubhunter

    SOLD Makaira 30 Sea Silver

    If you read about 2 or 3 spots above you I said it was sold on August 3rd. Ask the moderator why it’s still on the list. I don’t have that control.
  23. clubhunter

    SOLD Makaira 30 Sea Silver

    Sold pending funds
  24. clubhunter

    SOLD Makaira 30 Sea Silver

    There is a difference in the price of those reels plus there is a difference in the price of the line and you add the gorilla grip and the fact his was used on two trips and mine was one trip three drops, I am selling it at $550.
  25. clubhunter

    SOLD Makaira 30 Sea Silver

    You looking for a 20??? Mines a 30
  26. clubhunter

    SOLD Makaira 30 Sea Silver

    So here is the deal, I have already discounted this reel dramatically for the fact it’s basically a brand new reel with new line. It also comes with the extra reel clamp that normally goes on the bigger reels. Your not having to pay for shipping or sales tax. Dude it’s a great deal, work with...
  27. clubhunter

    SOLD Makaira 30 Sea Silver

    $555 and your the winner!!!!
  28. clubhunter

    SOLD Makaira 30 Sea Silver

    Already was offered more than that.
  29. clubhunter

    SOLD Makaira 30 Sea Silver

    It’s filled to the top with room for small top shot. PM me
  30. clubhunter

    SOLD Makaira 30 Sea Silver

    Reel was taken on one trip a year and a half ago. I used it for three drops and it was stored away. Reel comes with 130 hollow plus it has an additional rod clamp with the ring. Was going to use it as a finger insert. Comes with original box, warranty, paperwork, tools and oil. $555 shipped
  31. clubhunter

    WTB makaira 16 silver black

    I have a brand new still in the box no line Black 16ii if your interested.
  32. clubhunter

    SOLD Diawa Lexa 400hd

    I have a brand new one in the box if interested. I also have an older model Lexa 300 that has never been used. This one has the upgraded boca bearings installed. It has box as well. Neither has been spooled.
  33. clubhunter

    80# Reel Advice

    I have a Black Makaira Sea 16ii brand new sitting in a box if your interested.
  34. clubhunter

    Hard to find Black Makaira

    Anyone on here that is trying to collect a set of Black Makaira’s or specifically looking for some Black Makaira’s give me a shout. I remember when I was looking I started a little late in the game and stopped making them.
  35. clubhunter

    Longer reel clamp nuts for trinidad

    I am going to say about a 1/4" and I got them from shimano
  36. clubhunter

    Glow Flat Fall 250g & 200g

    They look good but do they work like $150 ones? Lol
  37. clubhunter

    Longer reel clamp nuts for trinidad

    I ended up with the shimano screws and they work great
  38. clubhunter

    Longer reel clamp nuts for trinidad

    I agree but I think the problem is in the head of the screw. Most of them have a rectangular shape to get the head thru the slot and then twist to hold.
  39. clubhunter

    Longer reel clamp nuts for trinidad

    Ordered thanks
  40. clubhunter

    Longer reel clamp nuts for trinidad

    Or longer screws.
  41. clubhunter

    Longer reel clamp nuts for trinidad

    i was wondering if there is a place you can purchase longer the reel clamp screw nuts that will fit larger diameter grips for the Trinidad 20a.
  42. clubhunter

    Seeker White Tiger D8

    Where do you buy the clear shrink tube? I like that look.
  43. clubhunter

    New 60lb rig??

    I was wondering what was the ratio of that low gear?
  44. clubhunter

    As requested, Okuma updates...

    Game , set and match....
  45. clubhunter

    As requested, Okuma updates...

    Can't have it both ways. I agree with the Tesoro being a jig reel. It fills a niche for Okuma. Have we heard how many sizes there will be? I know they will have a 10 and 12. What do those compare to in size relevant to the Trinidads?
  46. clubhunter

    Okuma Tesoro 10s

    Count me in on getting a set of those bad boys!
  47. clubhunter

    Okuma Tesoro 10s

    Is this the replacement reel for Cedros Star Drag??? Okuma posted pic on their Instagram account today.
  48. clubhunter

    CEDROS STAR DRAG REEL REPLACEMENTS?

    I saw today on the Okuma instagram page they are going to release a Tesoro 10s. There is no other info I have been able to find. I am hoping this will be Cedros replacement.
  49. clubhunter

    Big Fish Transport

    I have used Mike for two years straight and he and his service is top notch. Also he is a wealth of fishing knowledge which can be helpful in preparing for the trip.
  50. clubhunter

    Does the drag increase on a lever drag as more line comes out?

    Smaller the spool of line the more drag increases
  51. clubhunter

    Andros 12SNii a

    i have read on some posts about a problem with the high gear. Just got mine the other day and I noticed a lot of tension when reeling it in high gear. I have not taken it apart but now after reeling it while watching tv, it seems to be loosening up. The only problem is when I let it sit for a...
  52. clubhunter

    Hooks for guadalupe

    Eagle claw trokar
  53. clubhunter

    Pelagic Outfitters Annual 5 Day Black Friday Sales Event!!

    Damn, I have bought a couple of reels from these guys and I miss this sale! How did I miss this?????
  54. clubhunter

    Spectra hollow to hollow connections

    So you guys use 80 hollow on all your leaders 80 and up even though the main line is 130 hollow .
  55. clubhunter

    Spectra hollow to hollow connections

    I would like to get some advice from some of the experts regarding how you connect two different line sizes of hollow spectra to another hollow spectra. I was thinking if I had 100 lb hollow filled on my reel and I wanted to top it with 50-75 yds of 130 hollow how would you do the connection?
  56. clubhunter

    Maxcuatro capacity

    I didn't like the feel of the line. Seemed too stiff and coarse. That's just a personal opinion.
  57. clubhunter

    Maxcuatro capacity

    Have you used maxcuatro before?
  58. clubhunter

    Sato crimps or whip finish

    Good to know. I didn't think that it would be widely used if it damaged the guides.
  59. clubhunter

    Sato crimps or whip finish

    my question is will a sato crimp do any damage to the rod guides as they go in and out of the rod under pressure?
  60. clubhunter

    Grab your rods!

    16,30&35
  61. clubhunter

    Thoughts on line color

    All my reels have JB One on them. I was looking to maximize my yardage on a new Talica 16. I was thinking I could get at 550 of 80 Max Cuatro on it for a trip to Guadalupe next week.
  62. clubhunter

    Thoughts on line color

    When fishing on the big boats and sharing the rail with 30 guys or gals, it's nice to be able to see your line and the line of others around you. My question is when you are bait fishing with a short floro leader of 4-5ft, do you think a yellow spectra colored line is a detractor to a tuna bite...
  63. clubhunter

    Talica 16 maxcuatro

    On the RP going out on the 9th. Don't know what it's called.
  64. clubhunter

    Talica 16 maxcuatro

    Anyone have any idea how much of the #80 max Cuatro you can pack on a Talica 16ii using only a 4-5' fluorocarbon leader? Just got one and I was getting it loaded for a trip to Guadalupe next week.
  65. clubhunter

    Shimano Talica 16ii - $400

    Is this still available??
  66. clubhunter

    Calstar 800XH

    Again awesome!!!!!!
  67. clubhunter

    Ideal length to cast your bait from the boat

    I have been practicing the underhand lob and I can consistently get out to 35-45 feet. Is that enough to out past the seals? Also all my reels have hollow spectra. Guess I will cut off 50-100 and splice in solid.
  68. clubhunter

    Ideal length to cast your bait from the boat

    For fishing Guadalupe, I hear people making the comment to be successful you need to get your bait away from the boat. Making cast with heavier gear, what's the minimum that puts you into the best area?
  69. clubhunter

    Turks head

    Got a couple on order now. Thanks
  70. clubhunter

    Turks head

    It's a two piece phenix megadalon rod. Yes the guides are on it. I do realize the Turks head has to be tightened but I thought you follow the cord in the tightening process. Thanks
  71. clubhunter

    Turks head

    Black and red
  72. clubhunter

    Turks head

    I don't want to order the material if this one time is the only time that I have a need for it. I would rather pay someone for one that I can slip onto my handle.
  73. clubhunter

    Turks head

    anyone on here willing to do a Turks head that I could get and slip over the end of my grip?
  74. clubhunter

    Rod clamp issue on my BX2 600

    Called the factory and they had some short nuts to order so I have done so. Will update when they get in.
  75. clubhunter

    Rod clamp issue on my BX2 600

    Mine is the 600 and it's the nuts that start grinding on the side of the reel seat. You would think that a company like this would be able to address this issue. It's a size 24 reel seat. I have tried pacbay and alps.
  76. clubhunter

    Rod clamp issue on my BX2 600

    Did you take the existing nuts and file them?
  77. clubhunter

    Rod clamp issue on my BX2 600

    dont know if anyone has had this problem before but I noticed the female screw nut that tightens the clamp to the male post screws on the reel are digging into the sides of my reel seat. The reel seat is a size 24 which is about standard. Is there a remedy to this issue. I have not screwed it...
  78. clubhunter

    Double plier and tuna spike sheath

    Got a PM from Jed and I hope I get an invoice today for what I wanted. Thanks
  79. clubhunter

    Double plier and tuna spike sheath

    i am looking for a sheath and I thought I was on Needle Crook's list to make me one but communications have fallen into the automated response system. It's been about a couple of months when I originally reached out to him and I sent back what I was looking for. I followed up a few weeks ago and...
  80. clubhunter

    Trinidad TN20a

    Have not called. The times I have called in the past I got the lady booking the trips. I will still bring it even though the opportunity might not arise. Your statement about the Kidney Stone was funny as shit..
  81. clubhunter

    Trinidad TN20a

    Haha, I was thinking the same that I ordered the wrong size reel. I think I am going with the Maxcuatro and get a lot of backing on there. But if I change my mind you will be first on the list to send it to.
  82. clubhunter

    Trinidad TN20a

    Anyone had any experience using the Maxcuatro line. I was thinking maybe you could get about 400 yds of 80 and a 3-6ft floro. The rod I have is a Phenix Megaladon 8' XH.
  83. clubhunter

    Trinidad TN20a

    First off, I will have those recommended set ups and will fish those as my first option. But as an option if things changed and maybe some wahoo or smaller grade of fish came through I would like to sling a popper or surface iron. All I wanted to know is what kind of line can I get on the reel.
  84. clubhunter

    Trinidad TN20a

    You meant 40-50 floro right?
  85. clubhunter

    Trinidad TN20a

    I understand but I said only if conditions were right. What I am trying to find out is the way those reels are loaded. Can you get 500 yds of PP and have enough room for 100yds of 30-40 mono???
  86. clubhunter

    Trinidad TN20a

    Trying to get my new TN20a set up. What are most of you guys for line set up and capacity? Also planning on taking it to Guadalupe in November and use it for throwing surface irons and poppers for YT and YFT if conditions are right.
  87. clubhunter

    I am beyond pissed!!!!!

    Yes I think it has to be the thread as well. I guess it could have been worse if it would have been me applying epoxy and the threads moved and left gaps. I think my head would have exploded! Thanks for all the input.
  88. clubhunter

    I am beyond pissed!!!!!

    Well it dried with some gaps in the threads. I have built a lot of rods and have never had this happen.
  89. clubhunter

    I am beyond pissed!!!!!

    i don't normally use color preserver but had to with this particular build. First let me say that I wrapped the base in a tiger in which when I applied the color preserver it moistened the threads so much the brush stroke moved the threads. I cut it off and decided to wrap it more...
  90. clubhunter

    What lures for 7 day Guadalupe Island trip?

    I am on the same trip. It will be fun sharing the rail!!
  91. clubhunter

    47 days and counting

    That is funny. I guess that too.
  92. clubhunter

    47 days and counting

    i am absolutely jumping out of my skin and anxious to get on the RP 11/9 for a trip to Guadalupe. It will be my first trip to the island. I am doing some last minute rod builds so that helps keep me busy. Hopefully the fishing will stay hot through that trip. How is the weather that time of...
  93. clubhunter

    Dropper loop rigs at Guadalupe

    I have a few questions regarding getting my rigs set up for a trip in November. 1) should you use florocarbon or mono for the leader material? 2) what's the consensus on using J hooks or circle hooks? 3) what size of hooks and type are you using? Thanks
  94. clubhunter

    #touchyourselftonight

    Freaking awesome!!!
  95. clubhunter

    Andros 12NSIIa

    Which year
  96. clubhunter

    100# Live Bait Set Up for Guadalupe

    11/9-11/16 Royal Polaris
  97. clubhunter

    100# Live Bait Set Up for Guadalupe

    Bringing mine in November primarily for dropper loop. Might use in gray light situation.
  98. clubhunter

    Komodo 450 Short Report

    Sorry to hear that Jon. How did the trip go otherwise? Was interested in how the Rainshadow worked.
  99. clubhunter

    Father and Son 770XH's

    Incredible!! Look forward to seeing your post. Do you do the crosscut on the grip?
  100. clubhunter

    How Heavy fishing gear for Guadalupe?

    A Mak 16 is ideal. A 20 will work too
  101. clubhunter

    Black Makaira

    I called the day before asking him about that and he said they were getting some 30's and 50's. I called Makaira a couple of weeks ago and they said they had none and we're not making them anymore.
  102. clubhunter

    UC 76 Viper .........there is only Doom

    Freaking Amazing! Always look forward to seeing each one of your creations. The crosscut hypalon is neat. Never seen that before.
  103. clubhunter

    Calstar 770XH in Red

    Jim, your work is just perfect. All your rods should be put into a damn museum of fine arts.
  104. clubhunter

    Mak 20 capacity for 100# Seaguar Threadlock

    Can you get more 100 solid JB than the 100 hollow JB.
  105. clubhunter

    Black Makaira

    Does anyone know where or who has a Black Mak 20SEa that I can purchase??
  106. clubhunter

    Phenix Abyss PSX 809 or PSX 808 for Lexa 400 HD

    I was looking at the same so I called Phenix and told the I wanted to throw surface irons and poppers and the person told me to get the axis 820xh.
  107. clubhunter

    getting ready for puerto vallarta

    You are set!
  108. clubhunter

    Jig stick

    who makes a decent 2 piece rod or blank of at least 9ft that can be used for throwing surface irons or poppers. Preference would be 10ft.
  109. clubhunter

    Makaira reel body foot

    I called Okuma and they told me the reel foot on the 15 was the same as the 16.
  110. clubhunter

    Black Makaira

    I'll take it!!!
  111. clubhunter

    For all you Rail Rodders

    i came across this by accident. When I was ordering some things for a couple of rod builds I needed. It was from Mudhole and they called it grip replacement. When I got it the material was much thicker than normal shrink tube. It was also the largest diameter offered. So I decided to see how it...
  112. clubhunter

    Black Makaira

    They only have 15's in black. Okuma plant does not have anymore.
  113. clubhunter

    Talica 20 ii vs MK-20IISE

    Mak is built like a tank and you have excellent Customer Service.
  114. clubhunter

    Black Makaira

    does anyone know where I can pick up a black Makaira 20ii SEa?
  115. clubhunter

    Gearing up for Guadalupe!!

    I agree with you there. Being a 7 day trip not sure of other destinations. Also if I did use it at the Lupe, it would be to get rid of the power pro on the Lexa
  116. clubhunter

    Gearing up for Guadalupe!!

    Ok, this is what I am thinking after reading everything and talking with others that have been over the past year. Mak 20ii SEa/ 770xxh 100 spectra/100-80 flor bait & 100 Dropper Mak 16ii SEa/ SS1x3 100 spectra/ 80-60 flor bait Accurate 600 BX2/ SS 70H 80 spectra/ 60 flor bait Mak 10ii SEa/...
  117. clubhunter

    Guadalupe Early November or Late December?

    Hope it stays hot thru mid November
  118. clubhunter

    Makaira reel body foot

    I would like to do the same as my reel seat on the rod is too big for me to use the reel clamp. The sixteen is more than adequate.
  119. clubhunter

    Wrapped cutters, duck bills and tuna spike

    Who sells these with the handles wrapped? I sent Chad gee a message a few days ago and no response. Looks like it's been a while since he posted anything. Anyway if any of you have contact info for someone else let me know. Thanks
  120. clubhunter

    Gearing up for Guadalupe!!

    I might bring a Lexa 400xs-p with 40-50 pp and a phenix axis 820xh set up to throw a popper or 2 with. I also have an accurate 400 with a Calstar 700m that would satisfy the 30 pound need.
  121. clubhunter

    Gearing up for Guadalupe!!

    Yep I read that thread and it had great info. What I am looking for is info regarding what I have now and what I should be doing to get my outfits together.
  122. clubhunter

    Guadalupe Early November or Late December?

    I am on the early November trip on the RP. It's good now. Hope it gets even better by then.
  123. clubhunter

    Gearing up for Guadalupe!!

    Last week I booked a trip on the RP in November. The plan is to go to Guadalupe. Right now I am trying to figure out what reels to bring and which rods to match them up with. This is what I have now and what I have ordered. Mak 16ii SEa- no line on it Accurate Boss 600 2 speed- filled with 80...
  124. clubhunter

    Surface Iron - Phenix Abyss/Axis/BD?

    Yellowtail mostly on long range boats. I talked with the guys at Phenix on two different occasions and two different people and they both steered me in the direction of the Axis 820XH so I ordered that blank.
  125. clubhunter

    Surface Iron - Phenix Abyss/Axis/BD?

    Just got my Lexa 400HD today in the mail. Trying to figure out which rod to use with it. Want it primarily go throwing surface irons. Also since I live in Texas I will need to stay under 9ft to keep cost down. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  126. clubhunter

    Phenix Abyss PSX 809

    That looks like a good option. Do you have one?
  127. clubhunter

    Phenix Abyss PSX 809

    Kirk, does the rod load up well when throwing surface irons? Or is it a little mushy when loading?
  128. clubhunter

    Phenix Abyss PSX 809

    Does anyone have any feedback on using this blank or rod? I was looking for a surface iron rod that I could easily ship from Texas when I go on LR trips.
  129. clubhunter

    The New Pro Gear Violators

    I called them and they said Charkbait had them. I called and confirmed. They have them in silver color. Thanks
  130. clubhunter

    The New Pro Gear Violators

    You lost me on the accurate response. I am talking about the violator reel I cannot find on their web site.
  131. clubhunter

    The New Pro Gear Violators

    I see the vengeance reels but not the violator.
  132. clubhunter

    Deckhand style

    Thanks for the help. I will do that.
  133. clubhunter

    Deckhand style

    6'3", would that mean lean toward 32"?
  134. clubhunter

    Deckhand style

    Thanks Jim. I guess the variation depends on the length of the blank. I will be using 8ft blanks.
  135. clubhunter

    Diawa Lexa HD reel clamp

    That helps narrow my choice..
  136. clubhunter

    Deckhand style

    i have a couple of blanks that I would like to build deckhand style. My question is how long do you make the grip whether you use cork tape or twine?
  137. clubhunter

    Diawa Lexa HD reel clamp

    Thanks guys. Gives me a couple of choices. I wonder if the Squidco is the same as the tiburon.
  138. clubhunter

    Diawa Lexa HD reel clamp

    Does anyone know if there is a reel clamp that would work for attaching a 400 to a west coast style rod? Also if there is one has anyone used it for some feedback.
  139. clubhunter

    The New Pro Gear Violators

    When do these reels come out?
  140. clubhunter

    okuma makaira 20ii converted by Okuma to Mak 20Sea specs

    They changed the handle to the length of the handle on the SEa, changed out the bearings and put in the lower gear to 1.3. I have the old handle and parts they sent back to me. It can go with the reel as well.
  141. clubhunter

    okuma makaira 20ii converted by Okuma to Mak 20Sea specs

    Used on one trip. 600yds of 100lb Jerr Brown Hollow. Excellent condition. $450 plus $14 shipping.
  142. clubhunter

    Advice on circle hooks

    A guideline I generally follow is when selecting a circle hook, go up two sizes from what you normally use as a J hook. 2/0 J Hook=4/0 circle. Also when your fish is initially running with your bait, if your using a lever drag, then gradually move into the strike location. The more time you let...
  143. clubhunter

    BigFishTransport ReviewThe day we

    I think you'll like Texas but your not going to like the weather. Hot ass summers and icy winters.
  144. clubhunter

    BigFishTransport ReviewThe day we

    It cost from Texas about $75 each way. Where are you moving?
  145. clubhunter

    BigFishTransport ReviewThe day we

    The fee is $85. Its worth it
  146. clubhunter

    BigFishTransport ReviewThe day we

    i thought that I would give you a quick review on my first hand experience dealing with the company. First off, I am very anal when it comes to my equipment. I take great care of it at home as well as maintenance of it during and after my fishing trips. This was also my first long range trip...
  147. clubhunter

    Where is my damn Passport!!!

    A big thanks to Jon. He definitely made my trip a lot better. From the night before the trip to getting to the airport after it was over. Newbies like myself need this kind of info to make our trips more relaxing and enjoyable. I had the time of my life. It was better than what I imagined. I...
  148. clubhunter

    Excel Merritt Trip

    Jon has done an excellent job of preparing me for this trip. I appreciate him looking out for me. What I really am most excited about is the opportunity to fish West Coast style. Jon is right, most of my fishing has been in the Gulf and Atlantic. I did go Flyfishing for Pacific Sails for about a...
  149. clubhunter

    Where is my damn Passport!!!

    Good news! Just checked my passport status and it had a tracking number on the shipment. It says I should have it by 10:30am tomorrow. Now I can start losing sleep on the anticipation of my first LR trip.
  150. clubhunter

    Where is my damn Passport!!!

    I was typing it on my laptop and I guess I typed in Stsevens instead of Stevens. It was only in one place that it happened. My old passport had everything correct. On my first call to the agency back 3 1/2 weeks ago that was corrected. They didn't even start processing my Passport till about the...
  151. clubhunter

    Where is my damn Passport!!!

    So yesterday I get an email from the Passport people that my photo could not be used because it doesn't show the color of my eyes well enough..Aug 6th and leave Aug 13th! WTF!!!!!!
  152. clubhunter

    Where is my damn Passport!!!

    I made an appointment at the Houston office to get my passport done same day on the 11th. Fair warning to everybody out there looking to get passport, pay the expediting fee up front several months out.
  153. clubhunter

    Where is my damn Passport!!!

    i fly out on the 13th for my first Long Range trip on the Excel 8/14-8-21. Back in Early June, I realized my passport expired so I sent in the App with the check. The check cleared my bank late June. About 3 1/2 weeks ago I went to the web site to check my status and I could not find it so I...
  154. clubhunter

    Tuna limit

    Are these daily limits? What about on the Long Range boats? If you go out for 5-7 days, what is the possession limits on Yellowtail, Yellowfin tuna and wahoo?
  155. clubhunter

    Big Fish Transport

    I will be using him on my upcoming August trip. Spoke with Mike over the phone for some time and feel very comfortable in using him. After my trip I will do a write up on my experience..
  156. clubhunter

    Need some up to date advice on Tackle Storage.

    Glad you posted this one. Might ride over this weekend and check it out at BassPro.
  157. clubhunter

    kw guides on spinning build

    I agree that the 30/20/10/8's would be better.
  158. clubhunter

    Mak 10 Sea on a Super Seeker

    Got the new MAK8 reel seats today to try out and I will tell you it doesn't work. The problem is in the reel body where the rectangular bolt head turns 90 degrees to lock it in place. It's routed out toward the interior so even though the slots extend out, you cannot turn it to make it lock in...
  159. clubhunter

    Need some up to date advice on Tackle Storage.

    Jon, those Shimano bags are nice. Seem like real durable construction. Thanks
  160. clubhunter

    Help on choosing a good 300 winchester magnum rifle!

    I have always liked the Remington 700. I don't know if the Sendero version is available in the 300, but if it were, I would opt for that.
  161. clubhunter

    Need some up to date advice on Tackle Storage.

    Dave, can you get access to the top compartment?
  162. clubhunter

    Need some up to date advice on Tackle Storage.

    I have looked through some of the previous threads regarding this subject and I didn't come away with any conclusive direction. My trip Is booked for next month (7 day 8/14-8/21 Excel) and I am starting to buy my necessary tackle. I went with the recommended tackle for the 7-10 day trip. I need...
  163. clubhunter

    Mak 10 Sea on a Super Seeker

    Ordered a Mak 8Sea reel seat for $12 from Okuma today. Once I get it on the reel I will let you know how it lines up with the reel seat.
  164. clubhunter

    Mak 10 Sea on a Super Seeker

    It was the reel clamp only that I had the problem with. Good point David on not using the clamp on that size reel. I was using it for 50. Case solved!
  165. clubhunter

    Mak 10 Sea on a Super Seeker

    Mike, Thanks for relaying the info from Okuma. It is weird that the 8 is wider than the 10. I will say the Andros5IIa is wider than the 10. Oh well, I will call them Monday and order one.
  166. clubhunter

    Mak 10 Sea on a Super Seeker

    Well i am glad I have not glued anything up yet. What reel seats work with that size reel? The diameter of the blank is quite large.
  167. clubhunter

    Mak 10 Sea on a Super Seeker

    The blank number for the SS is CJBF70H which is the same as a SS6470H. I am using a Pacbay reel seat in a 26 size. Being that the reel seat is large, I am having a little trouble getting the reel clamp secured on the reel seat. Just wanted to see if this is a common problem or what solutions you...
  168. clubhunter

    Okuma Andros 5nII and Mak SEA's on sale at Cabela's

    Received my Mak 10Sea today. Shipped quick!
  169. clubhunter

    Shipping cost for your catch

    I finally got Five Star on the phone and they said that the cost are $30 for the box and $65 for the SWA Shipping. The box holds #65 pounds. The shipping cost goes down with more boxes but I would assume the box costs would stay the same.
  170. clubhunter

    Installing Cold Shrink

    For those that have worked with Cold Shrink, I was wondering if you turndown the hypalon where the cold shrink will be applied or does the shrinking process squeeze it to a level with the hypalon? Also does it shrink lengthwise? Thanks
  171. clubhunter

    Guide size for the stripper

    Sounds good. I appreciate all the input and Thank you.
  172. clubhunter

    Guide size for the stripper

    It was the CJBF blanks Thank you for your input.
  173. clubhunter

    Shipping cost for your catch

    Brian, That's a great price. Did you handle getting the boxes loaded and to the airport or was that the flight you were on?
  174. clubhunter

    Guide size for the stripper

    Great thanks for responding. I needed to place the order today.
  175. clubhunter

    Guide size for the stripper

    I am thinking it would be a size 20 for those two applications. On the my XXH and XXH, I used size 25. Just need a confirmation from one the experts or wanna be's.....thanks.
  176. clubhunter

    Shipping cost for your catch

    Can anyone who has had their fish shipped to them give me an idea of what the cost would be? I am looking for general ideas. I know processing the fish is roughly .85 to .95 a pound. I live in Texas.
  177. clubhunter

    Accurate boss extreme 600 nn

    Do have pics you can post on this forum. To be able to view them on the Fla Sportman site you have to sign in a s a member.
  178. clubhunter

    Guide size for the stripper

    Might be a dumb question but here goes. Is it the size of the reel that you plan on using for a particular rod that dictates whether you use a 25, 20 or 16? I have a couple of Super Seekers that I will be building. One is CJLB70H and the other is CJLB70XH. The reels are a Mak10 Sea and the other...
  179. clubhunter

    Guess The Weight-Win a Okuma Metaloid

    58.6
  180. clubhunter

    What is the recommendations for a 50lb class reel

    I went ahead and pulled the trigger on a Mak 10Sea. Cabelas is running that sale so I got the thing at about $90 off reg price with no shipping cost. Thanks for all the input. Good thread.
  181. clubhunter

    What is the recommendations for a 50lb class reel

    This has been a good thread and I appreciate everyone's involvement. The good thing is that there has not been any negatives about the reels suggested so it becomes a matter of preference.
  182. clubhunter

    Red Rooster 15 day trip report

    Congrats! Sounded like a great trip.
  183. clubhunter

    Okuma Andros 5nII and Mak SEA's on sale at Cabela's

    The Makaira's are the right ones correct?
  184. clubhunter

    What is the recommendations for a 50lb class reel

    A lot of options to consider. I had not even considered some of these suggestions. I really appreciate your input. Right now I am not even sure where I am leaning. I have a few Makaira's and I was thinking the 15 was the reel not the 10. Now that I look at the specs closer, it makes sense. The...
  185. clubhunter

    What is the recommendations for a 50lb class reel

    This reel will be mostly used for live bait. Pretty sure I want 2 speed. I am going to use it on a SS 6470H rod rated 40-60. I have a few Makaira's and I like those. I was also thinking about the new Andros 12 if they ever come in. Just wanted to get some feedback to see what you thought.
  186. clubhunter

    News on the Andros 12s

    I hear what your saying about putting out quality products. Most of my reels are Okuma and I agree with them waiting to get it right before putting into the end users hands. All I was saying is that the communication between the dealers and Okuma has not been good and consequently it has...
  187. clubhunter

    News on the Andros 12s

    I can't imagine if I ordered this reel at the beginning and still have not received it. Plus you add the fact that nobody from the dealership to the manufacturing plant can give a straight answer on this. I want to order one of the 12's and I have ordered a 5 two speed a month ago which I do not...
  188. clubhunter

    Under wrap question

    Done it both ways. It does make putting the next layer on easier but make sure to let it cure otherwise it could be a pain in the ass.
  189. clubhunter

    HAS ANYONE BUILT A THRUST PEDAL THE LENGTH OF THEIR MACHINE ?

    I am in the same boat.. There is one guy, Ernie Cavitt out of Panama City, Florida. He is a friendly guy and probably would tell you how he set his up. Google Cavitt's Custom Rods.
  190. clubhunter

    Shipping rods and reels

    What I have is; Conventional.... Makaira 30Sea Makaira 20Sea Makaira 16Sea Accurate Boss 600 2 speed Accurate Boss 400 single On order.... New Andros 5II 2 speed New Andros 12 2 speed Spinners (2) Zeebaas 27 Van Staal 200 Shimano Saragosa 18000 Shimano Saragosa 10000 Conventional Rods Cal star...
  191. clubhunter

    Shipping rods and reels

    I am not sure what the cost is to rent just the rods on some of the premium boats but I was thinking in my case where I have all the reels purchased and I am still building my rod arsenal, it might be a better option just to rent the rods on my first trip. I need to build about four more rods...
  192. clubhunter

    Excel 8 day July 16th Anyone else on this trip?

    David, I am very excited about the trip and the opportunity to learn from my fellow anglers and crew. Maybe next year I can graduate up to the 15day.
  193. clubhunter

    Excel 8 day July 16th Anyone else on this trip?

    I am the last one booked on this trip. This will be my first Long Range trip and I am excited to say the least. I have to order my blanks to finish out my arsenal for this trip. Looking forward to meeting everyone.
  194. clubhunter

    News on the Andros 12s

    I don't have one on order yet but if I had ordered way back, I would be pissed.
  195. clubhunter

    Andros 5II new vs old

    That's what I thought.
  196. clubhunter

    Andros 5II new vs old

    You know to be honest I really don't remember. I think as far as poundage, it could have been maybe 10 pounds at max. I know I didn't have the drag adj. screwed down the max.
  197. clubhunter

    Andros 5II new vs old

    I don't know if it was just the one that I had or not but as I increased the drag, the more diffficult it was to crank the handle. That was the old one and I could never get used to it so I sold it. I ordered a new one and am hoping it does not have the same problem.
  198. clubhunter

    Last 15 day points her bow south next Sat May 30th

    Good Luck on the trip. Hope all beats their personal best.
  199. clubhunter

    Any Issues with the Makaira 16Sea silver

    Good to hear Conner. I almost flipped out when the guy told me about it.
  200. clubhunter

    Favorite time of the year and length of trip

    I have to admit to you guys that given the fact I have not gone on a trip yet, I am already addicted to this type of fishing. I definitely want to go on at least a ten day for my first trip. Hopefully that will give me an opportunity to have a shot at some variety. But let it be known, I would...
  201. clubhunter

    Any Issues with the Makaira 16Sea silver

    i was checking on my Backorder of the Andros 5lls with the Tackle dealer and he had mentioned a problem that Okuma was correcting on the Andros that was similar to what was corrected withe the Makaira 16Sea. He said Okuma had a recall all of those reels. My question is I never put line on the...
  202. clubhunter

    Shipping rods and reels

    This is all great info and truly appreciate it. He is my last question, what do you do with the tube that your rods come in? Is it stored somewhere on the boat? Also can someone explain the loading onto the boat process. When do you pull the rods out and reels to put them together? Since I have...
  203. clubhunter

    Shipping rods and reels

    I am now wondering if it would not be better to ship the rods to their office the week before.
  204. clubhunter

    Shipping rods and reels

    For those of you that have to fly in to San Diego, I was wondering what the best way to make sure your equipment gets there to get on the boat. I think I would get some PVC from Home Depot to contain my rods. As far as the reels, I am not sure whether you would pack them into your luggage or...
  205. clubhunter

    Favorite time of the year and length of trip

    That is exactly the time of year that I was considering.
  206. clubhunter

    Favorite time of the year and length of trip

    What is your favorite time of the year to go on one of the Long Range boats? Also how long would the trip last?
  207. clubhunter

    What's are the differences between a Calstar 770XH and a Seeker SS 1x3

    All great feedback and much appreciated. I already have a 770xxh matched to a Mak20Sea and a 770xxxh matched to a Mak30Sea. On my 16, I never really intended it as a cow reel and was only going to fish 80. After this I might go with the 2x4 to give me an option to fish 100 on it.
  208. clubhunter

    What's are the differences between a Calstar 770XH and a Seeker SS 1x3

    I understand where your coming from on the fly rod analogy. The problem is that I am not aware of any rod builders in the Houston area that might have these blanks on hand much less understand how they would be used on the Long Range boats so that is why I was asking some of the people who have...
  209. clubhunter

    What's are the differences between a Calstar 770XH and a Seeker SS 1x3

    I am getting ready to purchase a blank to to finish and put on my Makaira 16Sea. I will mostly use this rod for fishing 80. After reading the recent thread on "which rod for Makaira 16Sea" I have narrowed my choice to these two. What I was hoping for is a little information on the pros and cons...
  210. clubhunter

    News on the Andros 12s

    Is the 5lls having the same problems the 12s are? I ordered a 5 yesterday and was told they are on back order.
  211. clubhunter

    Topshot

    That makes a lot of sense. For the 15ft, do you use straight fluorocarbo or do you use mono and then attach your fluoro leader to that?
  212. clubhunter

    Topshot

    Maybe someone could clear up something for me. Most everyone uses spectra as backing but some use a mono topshot and some use a florou topshot. Is the reasoning behind the Mono topshot financial or am I missing something? I was going to rig my outfits with Spectra backing connected directly to...
  213. clubhunter

    Best rod to pair with Makaira 16 sea?

    What model is the Phenix 3x? I was looking for a blank from Mudhole and they have a few different models. I was initially looking at the Calstar 770XH.
  214. clubhunter

    Spectra connection knots

    I have used the FG Knot for about 2-3 years and would not consider using anything else. It runs through the guides really well and has the top strength of any braid to mono connection. I found a video of a real easy way to tie it on Facebook. PM me if you would like the link.
  215. clubhunter

    8 FOOT SURFACE IRON ROD

    How much do the surface irons weigh in ounces?
  216. clubhunter

    Question on White Thread

    Thanks for the input guys. Saved me from a re-do.
  217. clubhunter

    Mak 16 SEa advice

    David, what rod are you using with that set up?
  218. clubhunter

    Mak 16 SEa advice

    I have a 20 and 30. My 20 is loaded with #100 and the 30 with #130. That 16 feels awful good. The rods I have are Calstars 770XXH AND 770XXXH. I HAD MATCHED THOSE TO THE 20 and 30. I was thinking of a Super Seeker 1x3 for the 16 but I didn't think of the 775XXH.
  219. clubhunter

    Mak 16 SEa advice

    Are most of you guys using #80 top shots or do you fish #100?
  220. clubhunter

    Mak 16 SEa advice

    Thanks Bill.
  221. clubhunter

    Mak 16 SEa advice

    Bill, is that the same as the 770xxh from Calstar? Do you remember how much 80 solid you got on the 16?
  222. clubhunter

    Mak 16 SEa advice

    Just purchased this reel and was looking for some advice on which rod do you think I should match this up to and what line 80 or 100 JB Hollow to spool it with. Thanks
  223. clubhunter

    Question on White Thread

    Thanks for the input guys. I might even use regular white thread and don't color preserve. This should turn clear I hope.
  224. clubhunter

    Question on White Thread

    You know how when you use black thread and you place the epoxy on it that the threads basically disappear. You could do a crappy job of wrapping and no one would be able to see it. Does white thread do the same. I am using NCP White on a white blank. Thanks
  225. clubhunter

    Made this 3.75 ounce jig 9/0 stainless hook with double rattles

    I was wondering how that jig would do on the west coast.
  226. clubhunter

    Another Cobia jig

  227. clubhunter

    Andros 5II brand new $335 shipped

    Brand new never used. Purchased from Charkbait. All box content complete. I think it has 40 JB one solid line filled with no top shot. Will ship express with tracking and insurance. Thanks, Rick
  228. clubhunter

    Photo from a long Range Tuna trip off the Louisiana coast

    Haha, I thought you guys would get a kick out of this. Those Cajuns love to fish no matter what the weather is like.
  229. clubhunter

    Photo from a long Range Tuna trip off the Louisiana coast

    It's cold as crap down south today and lots of snow!
  230. clubhunter

    JB or Power Pro slick 8???

    What about that Toro Tamer from Charkbait?
  231. clubhunter

    JB or Power Pro slick 8???

    I was trying to solicit some info from you guys since a lot of you use JB on what you thought of its casting capabilities vs Power Pro Slick 8. I would be using 40 or 50 lb and it would be used to cast large 4oz buck tail jigs on a Shimano Tranx casting reel. I have used the PP but not the JB...
  232. clubhunter

    Allstar 1088 Guide set up for conventional

    I looked at the attached Batson sheet with proposed guides. The Allstar 1088 is more like the SW1089 but the Allstar is a little stiffer. I have a SU1208 and its got a total different action.
  233. clubhunter

    Allstar 1088 Guide set up for conventional

    Thanks guys for the info...much appreciated.
  234. clubhunter

    Allstar 1088 Guide set up for conventional

    I have built plenty of spinning rods but I recently bought a Shimano Tranx 500, which is a low profile baitcaster,that I will be loading 50# braid on. The use of this rod will be primarily throwing 3-4 ounce lead jigs at cobia off the piers along the panhandle of Florida. The rod is an Allstar...
  235. clubhunter

    Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men...

    We'll be out there this week end. Suppose to be 1-2 & 2-3 but we'll be in a 51ft Bertram.
  236. clubhunter

    SKB tackle boxes

    Great idea, thanks again.
  237. clubhunter

    SKB tackle boxes

    Thanks on the info for the 7200.....anyone have the info on the smaller one?
  238. clubhunter

    SKB tackle boxes

    Could someone give the dimensions of the side to side measurement across on the large and small boxes? I have looked everywhere including their web site and cannot find it. Thank you in advance.
  239. clubhunter

    80-pound Cobia!

    This years cobia season has been the worst ever for the panhandle. Warm winter, BP oil spill...no one really knows except that the numbers of fish caught and seen are about 10% of the norm.
  240. clubhunter

    Ideas for LR Tackle

    I was thinking the same about an 8footer for casting iron. That actually would have some application down here. I also have the spinners covered. I own a couple of zeebaas's and van staal's. Thanks for continuing the advice.
  241. clubhunter

    Ideas for LR Tackle

    I have already been thinking about the rod actions. The rod seems to be a critical component and I was hoping to get a lot of feedback on this. The SKB tackle boxes are nice looking. How does that ride on the plane?
  242. clubhunter

    Ideas for LR Tackle

    With all the terminal tackle that I'll have to buy, I am sure I will have to buy a lot of last minute things.
  243. clubhunter

    Ideas for LR Tackle

    I appreciate your feedback. If I go through the trial and error process and only having once a year to experience this, it would take sometime to get that knowledge. That's why I posed the question on this forum. I have about a dozen video's and Bill's book. The boat web sites as far as tackle...
  244. clubhunter

    Ideas for LR Tackle

    I have saltwater fished my whole life but have not had the opportunity to go on one of the long range fishing trips out of San Diego. I will be planning on making annual trips starting next year. Right now I am at the stage of getting rods and reels together to make trip with. I have the Mak...
  245. clubhunter

    bomb making

    Nice Work....How long and how many ounces? Show us how you made them?
  246. clubhunter

    World Record Fish

    I am fishing a Billfish tournament labor day weekend and i was reading some of the rules that apply. It is suppose to have strict adherance to IGFA RULES. One of the things i noticed was you cannot rest the rod on the gunnel while fighting a fish. On the long rangers, would fighting a fish on...
  247. clubhunter

    How many guides

    I've decided to go with fuji ring guides on the GF770XXXH. I bought 8 total....25,20,16 and five 12's plus the 12tip (14 tube). My question is should i use the 8 guides or use only 7 guides?
  248. clubhunter

    CHBNG GUIDES Fuji

    Yikeeeeee.....your right.....when i was getting the guides at mudhole i told the guy a 12 tube size tip but i wanted him to check to make sure. Guess that didn't happen.......THANKS for the input and advice!
  249. clubhunter

    CHBNG GUIDES Fuji

    I have some CHBNG Guides that i was thinking of putting on my GF770XXXH FOR 130. Igot the 25, 20, 16, 12, and 4 10's with a 10 tip. Should i build it this way or change the 10's for 12's?
  250. clubhunter

    Sato crimps

    Thanks guys.....I want worry about it then.
  251. clubhunter

    Sato crimps

    Thanks.....hope some others give some feedback.
  252. clubhunter

    Spinning Rod For Cobia Jigging

    Get Asian Nick to build you a Lami Graphite they use on the pier down there. Do you know who i am talking about?
  253. clubhunter

    Sato crimps

    Do the Sato crimps damage the SIC guides on rods that are line classed as 80-130? I know they are small but I would think that with high drag pressure and continually running over the guides, that it would damage it. Maybe the roller guides would not because there is no friction.
  254. clubhunter

    Butt of rod

    thanks guys.....any more thoughts like would you do the foregrips shorter on the lighter rods.
  255. clubhunter

    Butt of rod

    When you guys are fishing the rail and fighting fish on the rail do you go back between the harness and rail? The reason I ask is because when I make Long Range rods, I am wondering which way to go. I know they make rubber butts to go over the gimbal but i would think that in the heat of the...
  256. clubhunter

    rail rod length ?

    From what i have read is the current trend is 7ft with the more current blanks.
  257. clubhunter

    which Bd'r was at Turners?

    damn.....he might end on the rail next to you one day.
  258. clubhunter

    Making a rail rod

    Great stuff here....thanks a lot guys. Here is another question, is there a certain line class on these rods when it becomes self defeating in making it a rail rod ie; 30,40,50,65, or 80?? Pardon my dumbass questions but i am trying to learn.
  259. clubhunter

    Selling your catch

    I guess I want sell my catch in California. Thanks for all of your perspectives and ideas on tax write offs.
  260. clubhunter

    Making a rail rod

    You guys who use and make rail rods, do you have gimbles on your butts? Also, how far out from the end of your reel seat does your first guide(non-roller) go on a 7ft rod? Thanks for the advice...
  261. clubhunter

    Selling your catch

    Did not know if anyone has done this but could you sell your catch to people or fish markets on the dock area?
  262. clubhunter

    Difference in the action of these blanks

    I can go to mudhole and pull on the raw blanks. I here what your saying on butt thickness and forgiveness. Maybe i should go with the Calstars for the lighter 30 thru 50 set ups and go with the Super Seeker 1x3, 2x4 and 3x5 for the 80,100 and 130 set ups.
  263. clubhunter

    Difference in the action of these blanks

    Specifically, which blanks are going to make better rail rods...the super seeker 1x3, 2x4, 3x5 series or the Calstar G770XH, G770XXH, G770XXXH series? thanks
  264. clubhunter

    Difference in the action of these blanks

    I thought i had made my mind up on my long range rods but i thought it would be wise to get some opinions. My thoughts were to stay with all Calstar Graphiter series in the 7ft length for my 30, 40, 50, 80, 100 and 130. I was also considering the Super Seekers. what are the differences between...
  265. clubhunter

    Just picked up my first Accurate reel

    Thanks guys for the feedback. I am leaning towards the Calstar Graphiter 700XH. Then I would stay with the same series and length throughout the whole set.
  266. clubhunter

    Super Seeker 2x4

    Beautiful Rod.....you like those guides vs the fuji's?
  267. clubhunter

    Just picked up my first Accurate reel

    Just picked up a BX2 600 off Ebay. I am trying to accumulate some gear to go on one of the long range trips. My next step is to figure out what kind of blank to build my rod to match up with this reel. My thoughts are to use 50-60lb Spectra with a top shot and use this outfit for live bait. Any...
  268. clubhunter

    Time of year for best tuna/wahoo bite

    Thanks for the input. I ordered a couple of Bills videos and will get his book. I also understand about the wahoo being a side dish to the big tuna. Are there any weather patterns that relate to good years and bad years? ie; el nino, summer sea temps, or prevailing winds and currents.
  269. clubhunter

    Time of year for best tuna/wahoo bite

    Since i have never fished along the Southern Cal and Baja area Iwas wondering what time of the year was best to go on one of the Long Range fishing trips for wahoo and 100 pound plus YFT. First i have never been on a long range trip and i live in Florida which is a long way to get there so I...
  270. clubhunter

    Spinning setup for Surface Iron?

    Any of you guys ever used the ZeeBaas's for tuna. Iknow they are expensive but they have good drags.
  271. clubhunter

    Rail rod

    Saltydog, yeah i noticed alot of your rods with the HBSG's on them. I got to get some of your grips. Can i get them off your website?
  272. clubhunter

    Rail rod

    Got a question regarding the guides for a Rail rod used in #130 lb class.....would you use the HBSG's or the roller guides? It would be used for long range boats fishing for cows. thx for the input!
  273. clubhunter

    foregrip rail rod

    thanks....i will contact saltydog
  274. clubhunter

    foregrip rail rod

    i have been watching some of the videos on the long range fishing for the cow tunas. i was wondering when building a 130 class rod that will be used on the rail to fight the fish, what kind of grips do you use for the foregrip. it looks like eva or hypalon but i would think it would get eaten up...
  275. clubhunter

    Re-doing a Roddy Rod

    Had a Buddy strip it and find out what was under the cork wrap. The total rod was 120". The front of the reel seat was 21.5" from butt. The extension which was an aluminum splice started about 3" below the reel seat which leaves me with about 106" of one piece rod. He said the guy used flexcoat...
  276. clubhunter

    Re-doing a Roddy Rod

    This was a re-wrap that someone did. I should be able to strip it. It seemed like the wraps I have seen were more of a variant of brown/white or brown/gold with no underwrap.
  277. clubhunter

    Re-doing a Roddy Rod

    I bought a 10 ft Roddy rod and I am going to strip it down, take off the ALUMINUM BUTT EXTENSION (which is 21" long), strip off the guides. I want to rewrap it as a spinner with close to original look of the Roddy rods. Does anyone have any old photos or thread suggestions to wrap the rod with...
  278. clubhunter

    WTB 8-9ft RODDY CUSTOM ROD

    How much for the Roddy Rods? the 8footr and the BR 100. i will get a quote on the shipping.
  279. clubhunter

    WTB 8-9ft RODDY CUSTOM ROD

    Yeah, I know the shipping cost will be high. I'll look it up and get back to you. Obviously the 100 is 10ft correct? What is the action like on that blank and line rating would you guess? Thanks
  280. clubhunter

    WTB 8-9ft RODDY CUSTOM ROD

    Weight of the blank was what I was referring to. Do you think Armbreakers would have some Roddy Blanks?
  281. clubhunter

    WTB 8-9ft RODDY CUSTOM ROD

    Aren't the Trulines pretty heavy blanks? I agree with what you are saying regarding the look being similar. We use the blanks for sight fishing for Cobia and King mackeral off the beach piers. Cobia, we would use 3-4 ounce jigs and Kings, live or dead bait. King rods would work better with a...
  282. clubhunter

    WTB 8-9ft RODDY CUSTOM ROD

    email me a picture of the rod and I'll make you an offer. My email is [email protected] What sort of line rating do you think it has?
  283. clubhunter

    WTB 8-9ft RODDY CUSTOM ROD

    I think the BR 90 OR 100 is a parabolic blank correct?
  284. clubhunter

    WTB 8-9ft RODDY CUSTOM ROD

    I want one of these blanks bad! I am talking about the brown mottled finish. The rod can be already built or a blank. Looking for 9ft range that would make med to heavy spinner. Let me know what you got!!!