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  1. bob1825

    The San Diego Thursday offshore trip

    Thanks for the report. What size line were they biting? I'm thinking of heading out Thursday. Thx.
  2. bob1825

    BOB SANDS TACKLE HAS STOCK OF U.C. RAIL RODS BUT THEY ARE SELLING FAST

    Hi Jamie, any news on whether UC will be selling factory wrapped GP Mag? Thanks. Jason
  3. bob1825

    For Sale Seeker SB Ulua Black & Tan SOLD

    Beautiful stick! GlWS
  4. bob1825

    Which Penn Reel For Wahoo?

    I just had 390 yards of 65# pro spec put on my Torque 25NLD2. Filled almost to the top.
  5. bob1825

    SOLD New custom seeker white tiger 7x

    Hi Ted, what's the line rating? Jig stick?
  6. bob1825

    SOLD Sold UC RUSX 79 Mega F -- $245

    No. It sold. Forgot to update the listing.
  7. bob1825

    Ocean odyssey or Sea Adventure 1.5 day?

    I really like the Ocean Odessey, Rick will put you on the fish!
  8. bob1825

    2 day trip half capacity 16passengers

    I went out on the Vagabond this past weekend, the parking lot was packed and there were fisherman everywhere. If the boats are going people will go. It is just up to each individual as to how much risk they are willing to take.
  9. bob1825

    Mustang 1.5 or Tornado 1 Day?

    Always fish the .5 so you get to fish from sun up to sun down. Would hate to leave biting fish
  10. bob1825

    For Sale UC GP 85 XF Blank with Reel Seat and X Wrap Grip Attached - $200

    Fore grip is 12 inches and rear grip is 14 inches, not including the length of the reel seat.
  11. bob1825

    For Sale UC GP 85 XF Blank with Reel Seat and X Wrap Grip Attached - $200

    Selling a UC GP 85 XF Blank with Reel Seat and EVA Foam Grip covered with X Wrap already attached. The blank is 8.5 feet long and is rated 12-30#s. Selling because I decided to go with a different blank. Asking $200 firm. The blank alone is $218. Not interested in any trades at this time...
  12. bob1825

    2 day trip half capacity 16passengers

    Then the answer would be yes.
  13. bob1825

    2 day trip half capacity 16passengers

    I don't mind paying higher prices to go fishing with lighter loads. Just got off a 2.5 day on the Vagabond for $825 with 22 people. I think 16 people at $950 is a fair price. Which boat do you charter?
  14. bob1825

    SOLD UNITED COMPOSITES GP80 (MONSTER)

    Beautiful! If I didnt already have the factory wrapped I'd be all over this.
  15. bob1825

    SOLD Phenix Black Diamond PSW 809HXF

    I have a custom paired with a Tranx 400 that I use to throw colt snipers and stickbaits, absolutely one of my favorite rods. Good luck with your sale!
  16. bob1825

    If you had to take one setup offshore?

    I'd take the MAK 15T and GP predator, use the boats big gear. I get wanting to take your own stuff, I would too! Good luck out there!
  17. bob1825

    Party Boats out of SD - Full Bar?

    More room at the rail!
  18. bob1825

    Any thoughts on a Shimano torium 20 or 30 for yellowtail and maybe small tuna

    I love my Torium 16hga and have used it at channel islands and offshore for kelp yellows and tuna with no problem. I also have a Tesoro 5s which would be great for this application as well.
  19. bob1825

    Woefully Underprepared - 60lb to 100lb Tuna

    Rent the rods/reels from the landing or boat. They have the right gear at the right price. Once you figure out what you like, then invest in the right gear. Good luck!
  20. bob1825

    Searcher???

    I went on the searcher last year and had a blast. Top notch crew and captain. You've got nothing to worry about...except enough people signing up to get off the dock. I bet they go. Good luck.
  21. bob1825

    For Sale United Composites RGP Terminator

    Which reel did you pair it with?
  22. bob1825

    Native sun 6/12/20

    I was out there on the Pescador yesterday, we fished the west end. Didn't find any game fish but had a fun day catching calicos. Most were shorts but it was still a fun day. Thanks for the report.
  23. bob1825

    Spots available Pescador full day charter Friday June 12

    Sure hope we target some of those yellows! See you Friday, Jason
  24. bob1825

    WTB Komodo Reel Clamp

    How did you like the clamp for the Komodo? I'm in the market for one. Thank you!
  25. bob1825

    1st choice for yo-yo reel

    I've had good success with a Talica 12II.
  26. bob1825

    Mak 15t or Accurate valiant bv2-600

    I'm going to use my GP Predator as a 60/80 live bait stick. I was going to put my MAK 15T on it but I'm wondering about line capacity if I hook into a big fish.
  27. bob1825

    fishing setup recommendation 1.5 day trip

    You should definitely take a heavier 2 speed set up. Instead of buying something you might not like because of a lack of options rent it from the landing. They'll be able to rent you a great set up. Good luck.
  28. bob1825

    SOLD Moon Custom Rainshadow 1207 Rod with Blue Blank - $300

    I sent you a DM with my number. I can meet.
  29. bob1825

    Shogun 3-Day May 15-18th

    Yeah it was cancelled as of 2 pm today.
  30. bob1825

    Shogun 3-Day May 15-18th

    Was supposed to be on the trip leaving Saturday but got a call from the landing a couple of hours ago saying the trip was cancelled because they couldn't get permission from the health department to get off the dock. I was planning to bring everything since there were no reports to guide me.
  31. bob1825

    SOLD Moon Custom Rainshadow 1207 Rod with Blue Blank - $300

    SOLD! Up for sale is a new Rainshadow 1207 with blue matallic paint blank (only 50 blanks made for FHS this year). This is a 10 foot rod rated 12-25 and is a great plastic/bass rod. Rod has spiral non pattern heat shrink handle, Fuji Trigger seat with locknut and Fuji guides (chrome finish)...
  32. bob1825

    For Sale New Axeon Pro Rod - $55

    Up for sale is an Axeon Pro Rod 701 XH rated 40 - 60#. I am located in Glendale and looking for a local buyer, asking $55. Thanks for looking.
  33. bob1825

    two speed reel or star drag

    2 speed for sure. Budget friendly look at the Fathom 40nld, budget I don't need a stincking budget then check out the Makaira 16SEA. But alot depends on what your are targeting. Good luck!
  34. bob1825

    SOLD UNITED COMPOSITES GP80 MONSTER

    Beautiful work as usual! What would you say its sweet spot to fish is?
  35. bob1825

    SOLD UC RUSX79XF $220

    It was a pleasure meeting you. Hope to see you again soon...real soon! This rod would looked great with the one you picked up from me. :)
  36. bob1825

    Picking My 1st LR Boat For a 3-Day

    Mike is a blue fin tuna killer, best of all, he enjoys company and I've learned alot talking to him about fishing. Shogun does alot of 3 day trips, I've always enjoyed fishing that boat as well. You really can't go wrong with any you listed either.
  37. bob1825

    SOLD UC RUSX79XF $220

    Sold
  38. bob1825

    SOLD Sold UC RUSX 79 Mega F -- $245

    Sent you a DM with my cell. Monday works for me. Thx.
  39. bob1825

    SOLD Sold UC RUSX 79 Mega F -- $245

    Perfect, thank you. PayPal if that's ok. You can send the day we meet. What day(s) work for you?
  40. bob1825

    SOLD Sold UC RUSX 79 Mega F -- $245

    The $225 was an old price before I relisted but since it was my error I'll give it to you for $225.
  41. bob1825

    SOLD Sold UC RUSX 79 Mega F -- $245

    Sounds great, the rod is pending to you. We can meet next week for sure. Let's figure out a day and time. Thank you! Jason
  42. bob1825

    SOLD Sold UC RUSX 79 Mega F -- $245

    Back up for sale. Sorry I missed your message Uncle P.
  43. bob1825

    SOLD Sold 1233

    SOLD!
  44. bob1825

    Calico Bass Rod and Reel Recommendations?

    Nice set up. Casts well, like the action.
  45. bob1825

    Need a local rod wrapper

    Try Tackle Express in Santa Clarita, they might do it. Nice tackle shop.
  46. bob1825

    CoronaVirus "stay at home" Movie lineup for today........

    Band of Brothers...rewatch it every couple of years.
  47. bob1825

    UC Rod for Shimano tac 10?

    I just picked up a GP Mega for my Talica 10II as a 30# outfit. Haven't had a chance to use it yet but I am hopeful it is exactly what I am looking for at this line class.
  48. bob1825

    3/4 & full day setup help.

    Those are great reels but overkill for the types of trips you are looking at. I use a torium 16HG and komodo baitcasters when fishing the islands. Good luck.
  49. bob1825

    For Sale RUS80 Terminator -- $290

    PM responded. Thx terry
  50. bob1825

    Reel Service-Baitcasters

    Your local tackle shop. Fishing Fools in Granada Hills for me.
  51. bob1825

    For Sale RUS80 Terminator -- $290

    Sorry, not interested in shipping.
  52. bob1825

    For Sale RUS80 Terminator -- $290

    I have a new RUS80 Terminator (30-60) that I am selling for $290. The rod has never been used or even on a boat ride. I live in the SFV and prefer a local buyer. Not interested in trades at this time. Thank you for your interest. Pictures added below.
  53. bob1825

    Thoughts on the UC Reeper?

    I almost fell for the hype but pulled on the rod and didn't like the action, the blank was too stiff for my liking. You should pull on one too and then let us know if you like it or not. For what it is worth I own a lot of UC rods.
  54. bob1825

    Thoughts on the UC Reeper?

    I picked up the GP Mega for 1.5 to 2 day trips out of SD where you never know if you'll hook a 30 or 60 pounder.
  55. bob1825

    Thoughts on the UC Reeper?

    I pulled on it and didnt care for it either.
  56. bob1825

    UNITED COMPOSITES RGP REVIEW PART 1.. WOW!!!

    I'll be stopping by the booth tomorrow for sure! Thanks.
  57. bob1825

    UNITED COMPOSITES RGP REVIEW PART 1.. WOW!!!

    Cool, so it's really a 40# now. Bet it's going to be awesome!
  58. bob1825

    UNITED COMPOSITES RGP REVIEW PART 1.. WOW!!!

    Is the GP Tilefish Jr. still a 30# rod or does it get bumped up a line class or two? Thanks!
  59. bob1825

    15# Calico Stick Recommendations

    Heading to the FHS next week and would like to check out some 15# rated rods for Calico fishing. Thinking live bait or throwing squid strips on light lead heads. Can you recommend blanks and rods that you like? Thank you in advance.
  60. bob1825

    Sunday Rockfish Opener?

    X2.
  61. bob1825

    SOLD UNITED COMPOSITES GP80 TERMINATOR (PENDING)

    That didn't take long at all! GLWS!
  62. bob1825

    SOLD UNITED COMPOSITES GP80 TERMINATOR (PENDING)

    Beautiful work as usual Jake. In your opinion, what # test should it be fished at?
  63. bob1825

    Beginner Setup

    I like the Torium 16HGA and Phenix 809h as a good overall set up. Imo levelwind reels are great for rock fishing but aren't great for casting or fishing livebait, things he will eventually want to do.
  64. bob1825

    UNITED COMPOSITES RGP REVIEW PART 1.. WOW!!!

    Thanks Jake! Guess it's a "regular" tilefish jr for me!
  65. bob1825

    UNITED COMPOSITES RGP REVIEW PART 1.. WOW!!!

    Is there a GP tilefish jr.?
  66. bob1825

    SOLD SKB 7200 is Sold

    Sold. Thanks!
  67. bob1825

    For Sale Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 Digital Camera (Black)

    I am selling my Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 Digital Camera (Black) DMCZS100K, which I only used on one trip, for $450. The camera is a little too much for me, I prefer a simpler point and shoot camera. The camera comes with DMW-BLG10 Lithium Ion Battery, Small Case and Flexible Tripod. The camera...
  68. bob1825

    For Sale 1st Gen Torium 30 - $100

    I am selling my old Torium 30 with reel clamp for $100. The reel has a lot of boat rash and should be serviced before being used. The reel has been sitting in the garage for a couple of years but was among my favorites for a long time. I prefer face-to-face transaction but will ship for an...
  69. bob1825

    SOLD Okuma PCH 801XH - $140

    Sold, thanks Domingo.
  70. bob1825

    SOLD Okuma PCH 801XH - $140

    Pending to Domingo
  71. bob1825

    SOLD Okuma PCH 801XH - $140

    Yes, still available. Thank you.
  72. bob1825

    SOLD US85 phantom LE brown glass blank

    I have this exact blank too, and its awesome. GLWS.
  73. bob1825

    SOLD Okuma PCH 801XH - $140

    Up for sale is my Okuma PCH 801XH rated 30-60# for $140. The rod has never been used and was taken on one boat trip. The rod is in great condition but there are some scratches on the reel seat where I mounted to reel (pictures included below). Otherwise the rod is in perfect condition. I...
  74. bob1825

    Need Advice: Looking to pick up 30# Live Bait Rod or Blank at the FHS

    I hadn't thought of a black steel, thx.
  75. bob1825

    Need Advice: Looking to pick up 30# Live Bait Rod or Blank at the FHS

    I was thinking of checking out the tilefish jr. In your opinion is it a true a true 30# set up?
  76. bob1825

    Need Advice: Looking to pick up 30# Live Bait Rod or Blank at the FHS

    That's the idea to figure out which rods to check out. If these threads irritate you so much then ignore them.
  77. bob1825

    Need Advice: Looking to pick up 30# Live Bait Rod or Blank at the FHS

    Thank you. I'm looking for dedicated 30# stick so I'll check out the Mega.
  78. bob1825

    Need Advice: Looking to pick up 30# Live Bait Rod or Blank at the FHS

    Hello All, What are your recommendations for a 30# live bait stick/blank to pair with a Talica 8II or Trinidad 16a? I'd like to pick one up at the FHS but wanted to see what you guys like and why? I primarily fish 1.5 trips out of SD and am open to any manufacturer. Thanks in advance for...
  79. bob1825

    SOLD Phenix Axis HAX 820XH - $175

    I am, great I will text you
  80. bob1825

    SOLD Phenix Axis HAX 820XH - $175

    Yes, I still have it.
  81. bob1825

    SOLD Phenix Axis HAX 820XH - $175

    Not trades. Thanks.
  82. bob1825

    SOLD Phenix Axis HAX 820XH - $175

    Ok let me know. Thanks!
  83. bob1825

    SOLD Phenix Axis HAX 820XH - $175

    Back from vacation! The rod is once again up for sale! Local buyer only, I live in Glendale near Burbank. Thanks for looking! Let's get it sold bump!
  84. bob1825

    SOLD Phenix Axis HAX 820XH - $175

    Final bump before the holidays. Leaving on vacation for the holidays so I will delete the post soom if it doesnt sell in the next day or so. Will repost in January. Local buyer only at this time. Wont be in SD or OC anytime soon. Thank you.
  85. bob1825

    SOLD Phenix Axis HAX 820XH - $175

    Going to be in SD Saturday around 1 pm.
  86. bob1825

    SOLD Phenix Axis HAX 820XH - $175

    Bump, I will be in SD Saturday afternoon.
  87. bob1825

    For Sale SOLD!!

    Awesome reel, love mine. GLWS!
  88. bob1825

    Fish Art

    X2. I have a few of his pieces and he is among the best.
  89. bob1825

    SOLD Phenix Axis HAX 820XH - $175

    I may coming down to SD Saturday, will let you know.
  90. bob1825

    SOLD Phenix Axis HAX 820XH - $175

    Bump, lots of interest...
  91. bob1825

    #2 for Batson Fred Hall Show Raffle

    One of these days I'll win that raffle at the FHS!
  92. bob1825

    SOLD Tesoro 10S

    I have all three models and they are absolutely the best!
  93. bob1825

    SOLD Phenix Axis HAX 820XH - $175

    Selling a lightly used Axis for $175 firm. Prefer a local buyer, I am in the Glendale/Burbank area. Thank you for your interest. Please DM with any questions you might have. Jason
  94. bob1825

    20-30# bait stick...

    I use a Seeker 806H.
  95. bob1825

    For Sale Done fin delete

    Great reel! It can throw Colt Snipers and Stick Baits a mile. GLWS!
  96. bob1825

    Tranx 400 throwing surface iron

    I have a tranx 400 paired with Phenix 809xhf and it is a great set that that I use to throw colt snipers, stick baits and light iron. Probably my favorite set up.
  97. bob1825

    30lb live bait rod

    I have an 809h and love it as a 30# stick, paired with a Torium 16hga. I've used it for livebait, jigging for rockrock and to toss light iron. Great stick.
  98. bob1825

    Aloha Spirit 9/30/2019

    It was a blast. Good luck with your trip. 17 on that boat leaves alot of room at the rail.
  99. bob1825

    Aloha Spirit 9/30/2019

    Yes, that was the trip. Amazing day.
  100. bob1825

    Aloha Spirit 9/30/2019

    Looks like they had a pretty good day today, 36 yellowtail between 15-25#s. I'm heading out this Thursday with Shawn. I was out a few weeks ago when he came across some WSB, I think we had 8 for the boat. Hoping for another great trip. Great boat and crew.
  101. bob1825

    Seeker (and other) Sponsored Trips

    I've won rods and reels during raffles where everyones' tag number is put in a hat and randomly pulled at no cost to participate. And I've been on trips where you buy raffle tickets for giveaways.
  102. bob1825

    the best reel for live bait ?

    I dont think there is any one reel that covers these three line classes as mentioned previously. Since you posted on the Okuma thread, I'll stick to two options: for 25/30# livebait it suggest the Tesoro 5S and for 40/50# I'd look at a MAK 10 SEA, although it's more of a 50# reel. I have both...
  103. bob1825

    Apollo 2-day 9/14-9/16

    Wow, I just booked a 1.5 on Friday for the same days, otherwise I'd have jumped on this trip. Good luck, seeyou guys out there.
  104. bob1825

    What type of rod for bottom fishing for ling's and rock fish

    I use a tekoda 600 levelwind filled with spectra and a calstar 270-8, you dont need an expensive set up for rock fishing.
  105. bob1825

    Go to Reels for fishing Guadalupe island

    I fish it with a Seeker OSP 1x3.
  106. bob1825

    Go to Reels for fishing Guadalupe island

    For 40# it's a talica 12Ii, 50# it's a MAK 10SEAII, 60# MAK 15T II, 80# PENN 16VISX. Lots of choices available to you. Guadalupe is a blast! Have a great time.
  107. bob1825

    40lb set-up suggestions

    I've been using a calstar 700MH and Talica 12ii as my 40# outfit for years. By far my favorite set up.
  108. bob1825

    SOLD UC 80 TERMINATOR

    WHY JAKE WHY!? You are killing me!
  109. bob1825

    For Sale New - XLG Saltlife Neon Tails T-Shirt and Performance Shirt -- $35.00

    All, I have two new Saltlife extra large t-shirts for sale. The first is the "Neon Tails" shirt that retails for $22.00 (pictured here) and Changing Tides Performance Pocket Tee that retails for $33.00 (pictured below) both $35.00. I only opened the package to try them on and decided I...
  110. bob1825

    Trip report: PENN 1.5 day onboard New Lo-An, August 12

    What length of flurocarbon would you suggest?
  111. bob1825

    Choice of 4 boats for my first time.

    Tribute; Seaforth also rents Talica's i believe.
  112. bob1825

    SOLD New Komodo 364P -- NOW $170 - 180 yards of white 50# Power Pro

    My pleasure! Hope you enjoy the reel and kill a lot of yellowtail this weekend!
  113. bob1825

    SOLD SOLD E

    SOLD!
  114. bob1825

    SOLD SOLD E

    Still available. Buyer backed out.
  115. bob1825

    SOLD cds

    SOLD
  116. bob1825

    SOLD SOLD E

    Pending
  117. bob1825

    Setup Suggestions Requested for 50-80 rig

    I wouldn't leave the dock without an 80-100# live bait/flatfall set up, at least a 7 foot rod that you can cast with. I believe that Seaforth rents Talicas (not sure which rods) that would work well. These are fish of a lifetime so you want to give yourself the best opportunity with the right...
  118. bob1825

    SOLD SOLD E

    6.1 gear ratio according to the sticker on the box.
  119. bob1825

    SOLD cds

    BUMPS
  120. bob1825

    SOLD cds

    bieber
  121. bob1825

    SOLD SOLD E

    Replied. Thx!
  122. bob1825

    SOLD SOLD E

    SOLD
  123. bob1825

    SOLD cds

    :nopity:
  124. bob1825

    SOLD cds

    :ele:
  125. bob1825

    For Sale Rods & Reels

    The wahoo still available?
  126. bob1825

    SOLD Shimano Talica's

    Great reels, I've killed many fish with each of these models. GLWS!
  127. bob1825

    SOLD cds

    Either izorline or power pro, I dont remember which but those were the only 2 I used before prospec or maxcuatro.
  128. bob1825

    SOLD cds

    :jig:
  129. bob1825

    SOLD cds

    Bump
  130. bob1825

    SOLD cds

    Sold
  131. bob1825

    Fisherman’s Lansing question

    Yes they have a huge tackle store, having said that, I'd buy before hand because they can sell out of their tackle.
  132. bob1825

    Choosing The Right Hook

    I have hooks of various sizes and manufacturers. Deciding which to use depends on the bait, what we are targeting and how the fish are biting.
  133. bob1825

    Comparable Phenix Rods

    All sizes. I never shared the same concern, just wish they made to same stick in a 9 foot version.
  134. bob1825

    Comparable Phenix Rods

    I have a Phenix Black Diamond 809h-XF that I use to throw colt snipers, stick baits and light irons. I really like this rod and can cast a mile when paired with a Tranx 400. Is there a comparable 9 foot phenix rod? I would like the same rod but in a 9 foot version, unfortunately they dont...
  135. bob1825

    SOLD Price drop! New United Composites gusa classic 79xf

    Free bump! If I didn't already have one I would be all over this. GLWS!
  136. bob1825

    UC Terminator or Tilefish Jr for Talica 12II?

    I use a Calstar 800MH with my Talica 12 as a 40# set up.
  137. bob1825

    Tesoro hardware

    x2. I called and they sent me longer hardware quickly and at no charge.
  138. bob1825

    Phenix Rod 10 day on the Excel

    I've been on this trip before and it is an amazing group of anglers. Call Phenix and ask Ryan to bring you a particular set up. I did that several times before with Alex the previous charter master and he was always happy to bring a few options for me to try out. I ended up buying a few too...
  139. bob1825

    For Sale Tranx 500Hg Pick up

    does it come with spectra
  140. bob1825

    SOLD Okuma Cortez CZ-5CSa - $100

    Sold! Thank you Dave!
  141. bob1825

    SOLD Okuma Cortez CZ-5CSa - $100

    New lower price...firm.
  142. bob1825

    Avet vs. Tranx vs. Ryoga?

    I've got a tranx 400 with a phenix 809h-XF that I use to throw colt snipers. It casts a mile!
  143. bob1825

    WTB Looking for a Talica 8II

    You could have warned me mine would have been stolen.
  144. bob1825

    SOLD Okuma Cortez CZ-5CSa - $100

    Selling a brand new Cortez CZ-5CSa reel, asking $100 firm. I live in Glendale and work in downtown, prefer a local sale at this time. I am only selling the reel to purchase one that was stolen from me on a recent trip. Thank you for your interest. Jason
  145. bob1825

    Rod suggestion for low profile reel

    I've got a Tranx 400, Komodo 463P and 364P and they are all great! I really wouldn't go with anything smaller than a 300 if you want to use it for saltwater fishing. Good luck and tight lines!
  146. bob1825

    Vagabond 1.5

    I once asked Mike about it and he doesn't like it on a boat, wants people to unplug which is awesome.
  147. bob1825

    Vagabond 1.5

    Great boat and great crew. Mike is a legendary blue fin killer. Go talk to him and learn all you can. I always go visit with him when I go on the boat.
  148. bob1825

    2 day leaving tomorrow night...looking for 1...very cheap

    Amazing offer. Wish I could make it!
  149. bob1825

    Reel for Uc raptor 7ft

    Raptor76? I use mine as a 60# rod.
  150. bob1825

    WTB Looking for a Talica 8II

    The one time I forgot to count my set ups when bundling them up. Lesson learned.
  151. bob1825

    WTB Looking for a Talica 8II

    I wish; someone walked off the O'95 this weekend with my Talica 8II and Phenix BDH 760MH.
  152. bob1825

    WTB Looking for a Talica 8II

    In the market for a NITB Talica 8II or one in near new condition. Let me know what you've got! Thanks. Jason
  153. bob1825

    For Sale Okuma Makiara 15T New Gunmetal

    I was on the trip with him and can confirm that he didn't catch any fish with it, all his equipment is in the same condition. :rofl:
  154. bob1825

    Which one should I get for BFT?

    Penn Fathom 40NLD2 speed, you can't go wrong.
  155. bob1825

    Oceanside Ninety Five

    See there Bill. It will be my first trip on the O95 and I'm looking forward to giving it a try.
  156. bob1825

    Oceanside 95 1.5 Day Departs 6/14

    Sure is! Looking forward to the trip.
  157. bob1825

    Oceanside 95 1.5 Day Departs 6/14

    That's what I did! See you soon.
  158. bob1825

    Suggested rod for a Daiwa Saltiga 15h

    I've got mine on a Calstar 220 that Moon built for me. If those anchovies or albacore come back I'm ready!
  159. bob1825

    For Sale Shimano Evair Marine/Fishing Shoes - $35.00 Size 10

    Close! Thx for letting me know I forgot the size.
  160. bob1825

    For Sale Shimano Evair Marine/Fishing Shoes - $35.00 Size 10

    Selling a pair of used Shimano Evair Marine/Fishing Shoes that I wore once in Panama. Size 10. I prefer my rubber boots. Retail is $49.99, I will let them go for $35.00. Pictures available upon request. I live in Glendale and work in downtown LA. I prefer not to ship at this time. Thank...
  161. bob1825

    Any Word On The Makaira 15T?

    I have super special spectra on mine too!
  162. bob1825

    Any Word On The Makaira 15T?

    I did too!
  163. bob1825

    SOLD Axis 720x2h - $250

    No double dipping, I bought it from you guys at the FHS a couple of years ago!
  164. bob1825

    SOLD Axis 720x2h - $250

    HA! Thanks buddy. the rod was sold the day before i left. HA! Thanks Steve. I sold it just before I left town. Blue Fin Trevally, not Blue Fin Tuna.
  165. bob1825

    For Sale NEW Komodo 364P -- $190 - 180 yards of white 50# Power Pro

    No longer available. Thx for your interest.
  166. bob1825

    SOLD New Lower Price! Phenix Axis 780x2h

    Final bump before I leave on vacation Sunday.
  167. bob1825

    SOLD New Lower Price! Phenix Axis 780x2h

    Sorry, no. Getting lots of interest, thank you everyone!
  168. bob1825

    Sitka Last Minute

    If you could possibly fish before you get on the boat in Seward try J-Dock. I've been with them several times, as stand-alone charters and through their Grande Alaska Lodge, and the fishing has always been amazing.
  169. bob1825

    SOLD New Lower Price! Phenix Axis 780x2h

    Thanks Brian, I have updated the ad.
  170. bob1825

    SoCal Tuna Fishing Setup

    Couldn't have said it better myself. In the end you will need to find what works for you.
  171. bob1825

    SoCal Tuna Fishing Setup

    Then I would look at getting a quality 40/50# set up and rent an 80# set up on the boat. The "lighter" set up will work for most of what you do. My 40/50# reels are MAK 15T SEAII, Talica 12II and a Penn 12VISX that I use for 50/60#. Rods I use are the Raptor 76, Raptor 80, Calstar 700MH and...
  172. bob1825

    SoCal Tuna Fishing Setup

    You are exactly correct about the two types of set ups you will need: a 40# and 60/80# set up. Budget could be a bit of an issue though, although you could probably find a good deal here on BD. For 40-60#, I would recommend a Penn Fathom 40NLD 2 speed which could could fish anywhere between 40...
  173. bob1825

    The San Diego 3/4 Bluefin Tuna 5/8 2019

    Did you catch it using a Trinidad? Saw the white handle. Great job!
  174. bob1825

    shimano trinidad 20

    Still available? hahahaha
  175. bob1825

    7/2 Very limited load overnight aboard Pacific Voyager

    I'm not a psychic but I have a feeling that you guys are gonna kill it on the albacore!
  176. bob1825

    SOLD Axis 720x2h - $250

    Selling a Phenix Axis 720X2H in excellent condition. Bought it as a back up 60# set up for Guadalupe but never used it. Asking $250, not interested in trades. I work in downtown LA and live in Glendale. Pictures below. Thank you for looking. Jason
  177. bob1825

    Albacore from my 2.5 Islander trip

    STEVE, were we really that young!?
  178. bob1825

    7/2 Very limited load overnight aboard Pacific Voyager

    Damn $200 and limits of albacore! I love reading these old posts!
  179. bob1825

    SOLD Bundle of Rods for Sale

    SOLD! Thank you Richard.
  180. bob1825

    SOLD Bundle of Rods for Sale

    Pending to Richard, thanks!
  181. bob1825

    SOLD Bundle of Rods for Sale

    I was building the post, it is now complete.
  182. bob1825

    SOLD Bundle of Rods for Sale

    I was building the post, now it is completed.
  183. bob1825

    SOLD Calstar btg690j custom

    What a beautiful rod! Those are my colors too. Too bad I have so many 30# sticks as it is. GLWS.
  184. bob1825

    Good BFT on the Condor

    Thanks for the report and the great details! Tight lines.
  185. bob1825

    Good reel for UC raptor

    I use a MAK 15SEAII, MAK15T SEAII and Torque 40NLD2.
  186. bob1825

    Freedom now booking at....

    Chasing the blue fin tuna.
  187. bob1825

    SOLD Please remove. Thank you BD!

    Hey Mark, long time no talk. Sorry, dont plan on being down that way for some time. Jason
  188. bob1825

    SOLD Calcutta Explorer Roller Tackle Bag!!! $100

    I use one without wheels as my long range bag. Tons of storage, finally a long range solution I like! Good luck with your sale!
  189. bob1825

    Talica 12- VS Yellow Tail

    I use my Talica 12 as a dedicated 40# set up for tuna and yellowtail; I have even put it to work as a yoyo set up. Take it and get it wet. You never know what you could hook.
  190. bob1825

    Okuma Tesoro 5....feedback requested

    I have all three reels and love them. I use the 5 for livebait, 10s for throwing iron and the 12 for yoyo. The reels are very smooth, well built and work great. You can't go wrong.
  191. bob1825

    Bucket List Fishing Trips

    I've been thinking about fishing Venice too. Differently like to get some redfish.
  192. bob1825

    For Sale Phenix BD Hybrid 760MH - $240 Like New!

    I think you might be right. :)
  193. bob1825

    Bucket List Fishing Trips

    I love fishing Alaska and will be going to Panama for the first time in a little over a month. It started me thinking about my bucket list locations to fish globally. Where have you guys fished that you'd recommend or where you would like to fish?
  194. bob1825

    For Sale Phenix BD Hybrid 760MH - $240 Like New!

    I'd say that looks more like you fat boy.
  195. bob1825

    For Sale NEW Komodo 364P -- $190 - 180 yards of white 50# Power Pro

    Looking to sell a brand new Komodo 364P for $190 firm or trade for a BNIB 463P only. Just loaded 180 yards of 50# white Power Pro added at no extra cost to you! Images below. I work in downtown LA and live in Glendale. I will be in Ventura Saturday to go fishing. I will ship on your dime...
  196. bob1825

    Rod for Komodo SS 463P

    Did you find a reel clamp or does your monster have a reel seat? Thanks.
  197. bob1825

    What did everyone get at the Fred Hall shows?

    Too much...2 komodos, tranx 400hg, two UC rods, swim baits, fluorocarbon, and so much more.
  198. bob1825

    Rod for Komodo SS 463P

    I picked up a new UC Classic Mega for mine.
  199. bob1825

    What to rod for my new Makaira 15TII

    I've ordered a 15T as well and will be putting it my UC Raptor 76!
  200. bob1825

    WTB Okuma Komodo 471P

    If you get the itch for a drive, go the FHS in Del Mar. I bought one for just over $200 from Turners, received a rod from Okuma and 300 yards of free spectra from Turners to be filled after the show. I'm sure they will have the same deals for the show. Good luck!
  201. bob1825

    For Sale Phenix BD Hybrid 760MH - $240 Like New!

    Thank you sir! Let's hope so.
  202. bob1825

    Cost to rent gear

    Depends on how many times you plan to go. If it is once a year then rent. If multiple trips, then invest in gear. There are pretty good deals on appropriate rods and reels on here from time to time.
  203. bob1825

    Baja in April

    Looking for the best fishing in April, yellowtail (surface or yoyo); bottom fishing; and wahoo if they are around at that time anywhere in Baja. Thanks in advance for your help! Jason
  204. bob1825

    For Sale Phenix BD Hybrid 760MH - $240 Like New!

    Hi David, Please DM me your contact info and I can send you pictures. Where are you located? Jason
  205. bob1825

    Channel Island cod

    Thanks for the report. I've been thinking about trying them out up here at Channel Islands.
  206. bob1825

    For Sale Phenix BD Hybrid 760MH - $240 Like New!

    ha! Why don't you just go away.
  207. bob1825

    Calico Bass Rod and Reel Recommendations?

    I just picked up the Komodo 463P at the show to match with the new GUSA Classic Mega, plan on using it as a 25# all purpose set up at the islands; plastics for calico.
  208. bob1825

    Calico Bass Rod and Reel Recommendations?

    what size/types of hooks are you using? ringed, not ringed? thanks!
  209. bob1825

    Calico Bass Rod and Reel Recommendations?

    Thanks Evin!
  210. bob1825

    Calico Bass Rod and Reel Recommendations?

    Hi All, I would like to target calico bass this year. Can you please recommend some rod and reel combinations for fishing Catalina, San Clemente and the Channel Islands? Looking for once set up that can be used for live bait and throwing swim baits. Also, a recommendations on open party...
  211. bob1825

    For Sale Phenix BD Hybrid 760MH - $240 Like New!

    I am selling my Phenix Black Diamond Hybrid 760MH (15-40) for $240, the rod has never been fished and is in excellent condition. (pictures added below). I work in downtown LA and live in Glendale. Thank you for looking! Jason
  212. bob1825

    SOLD MAK 15 SEA II Gunmetal

    Sold, thanks John!
  213. bob1825

    For Sale SOLD 400X Silver

    Will do! Thanks! :jig:
  214. bob1825

    For Sale Please Delete. Phenix Black Diamond Hybrid 760MH

    $450 for you and I'll kick you in the ass just as you are casting a popper in Panama! Trip is gonna be a blast. Now buy the rod or go home.
  215. bob1825

    SOLD PENDING NIB Size 11 Shimano Evair Rubber Boots; $82 at the FHS, Selling for $50.

    Selling a brand new pair of size 11 Shimano Evair Rubber Boots. These boots have never been worn and come with the box. I saw them for $82 at the Fred Hall Show, I am asking $50.00. I work in downtown LA and live in the Glendale area and can meet during the week. I will be down by...
  216. bob1825

    For Sale Please Delete. Phenix Black Diamond Hybrid 760MH

    It's a really nice rod but it just sits in my garage.
  217. bob1825

    For Sale Please Delete. Phenix Black Diamond Hybrid 760MH

    No but I'll drop it at your dads the next time I'm down that way.
  218. bob1825

    Remodeled Chief

    You had me at soda machine...
  219. bob1825

    For Sale SOLD 400X Silver

    Pass but thanks for the offer.
  220. bob1825

    For Sale SOLD 400X Silver

    SOLD. THX BD!
  221. bob1825

    My first multi day fishing trip

    What they said, but I would consider booking one of the boats out of Seaforth landing. Plenty of free parking.
  222. bob1825

    For Sale Please Remove. Thx.

    bump
  223. bob1825

    For Sale Please Remove. Thx.

    Bump
  224. bob1825

    For Sale Please Remove. Thx.

    Bump
  225. bob1825

    12VISX or 16VISX????

    You should ask TunaNorth that question, he is the Penn rep here on BD. Personally, I wouldnt feel comfortable fishinf anything smaller than the 16 at 100#.
  226. bob1825

    12VISX or 16VISX????

    I think the 12 does cast a bit bitter cause it is smaller, but the 16 casts fine. I put a small egg sinker on both reels and practice casting in the off season.
  227. bob1825

    12VISX or 16VISX????

    I have both and they are great reels. I would suggest going with the 16Visx so you have the option of fishing it at 100# if you like.
  228. bob1825

    New Tekota HGA Experiences??

    I fished mine this last weekend at Colonet for rock fish and really liked it. No issues, well built.
  229. bob1825

    Okuma Tesoro 12 clamp nut failure

    Call Okuma, they'll send you a replacement. I've called in the past and they've sent replacement screw for free. Longer ones too!
  230. bob1825

    For Sale Please Remove. Thx.

    Bump
  231. bob1825

    For Sale Please Delete. Thx.

    Please remove.
  232. bob1825

    For Sale No Longer for Sale, please remove.

    No longer for sale, please remove. Thanks.
  233. bob1825

    SOLD BNIB MXJ Raptor - Gunmetal

    My reel cabinet says otherwise! :)
  234. bob1825

    SOLD Quantum Cabo 50 & Smoke PT

    Thursday night bump!
  235. bob1825

    SOLD BNIB MXJ Raptor - Gunmetal

    Nice looking reel! GLWS.
  236. bob1825

    WSB Rod Recommendations?

    Thanks Will. I'll see if I can find a TAC 80 to pull on.
  237. bob1825

    WSB Rod Recommendations?

    Beautiful fish!
  238. bob1825

    WSB Rod Recommendations?

    Glass? Composite? Does it matter? Thanks Mark.
  239. bob1825

    WSB Rod Recommendations?

    Which rod would you recommend to fish lead heads with squid for WSB? It will be matched with a Tern 400, Torium 16HGA, Tesoro 10 or similar size reel. Thanks in advance.
  240. bob1825

    Saragossa 10000

    I would expect a comment like that from a guy who chose the alias "Baller". Marry Xmas buddy!
  241. bob1825

    Saragossa 10000

    Does the reel enable you to move the handle from the left to the right? I prefer using my right hand to wind. Thanks!
  242. bob1825

    **New Vertical "SLIDER STYLE" jigs Set of 5 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Do you tie the main line to the ring with the two hooks or to the ring connected to the jig? I know it is a very basic question.
  243. bob1825

    Okuma PCH 801XH - Cheap on Amazon!

    Thanks Jarrod! Just ordered one for my trip to Panama next year.
  244. bob1825

    For Sale Please Remove. Thx.

    Pump
  245. bob1825

    For Sale Please Remove. Thx.

    Bump
  246. bob1825

    For Sale Please Remove. Thx.

    Please Remove.
  247. bob1825

    shimano tekota a 500 for slow pitch?

    Thanks Mike. I intend to use the reel for deep drop rock fishing either ganyons or ahi assassin jigs so I think the larger spool will be ok for me. I have plenty of other reels that might make better slow pitch jigging outfits.
  248. bob1825

    shimano tekota a 500 for slow pitch?

    i just ordered a Tekoda 600 for rock fishing/jigging. I was told the 500 was about the size of a Torium 14HGA and the 600 was about the size of a Torium 16HGA, only a little wider. Like you said, should be very comfortable to fish all day. Which rod are you planning to use?
  249. bob1825

    Rod Recommendations Makaira 15 2 speed

    I've got mine paired with a UC Raptor 76. Fished @ 60# for tuna a Guadalupe Island. I really enjoyed fishing it.
  250. bob1825

    Reel Recommendation for 1 Day and Overnight SD Trips

    I like the Torium 16HGA. I've used mine to catch rock fish on jigs up at Channel Islands and yellowtail and dorado on kelp on offshore trips. It is paired with a Phenix 809H. It is my go to set up for anything under 30#.
  251. bob1825

    Accurate Announces the Tern, the first TwinStarDrag reel

    I was able to get 320 yards of 65# Pro Spec on my Tern 400X. Plan to use it quite a bit on my 10 day leaving Saturday on the Indy.
  252. bob1825

    3.5 Day Recomended Gear

    x2 on a 100# flat fall rig
  253. bob1825

    Tackle box for 2-3 day trips

    I usually bring 4-6 rods, depending on what's biting which can range from 10# yellowtail on kelp patties to 200# blue fin tuna at SCI. Be ready for anything. I also bring a rolling tackle box from Calcutta with 5 boxes in it just in case, and yes please bring a change of clothes, even...
  254. bob1825

    Penn international 12 VISX

    I should have it written down at home. I will look tonight and get back to you.
  255. bob1825

    Penn international 12 VISX

    I've got 80# pro spec on mine, but if I had to do it again, I might go 100# max cuatro.
  256. bob1825

    Swimbait rod for lingcod

    I like the Calstar 850M.
  257. bob1825

    10/16 Horse shit!

    Keep your reports coming! I look forward to the next chapter. :)
  258. bob1825

    Accurate Announces the Tern, the first TwinStarDrag reel

    There are 5 Tern 400Xs available at tackledirect.com. I ordered mine this morning and should have it Thursday in advance of my upcoming 10 day leaving in just over a week.
  259. bob1825

    Dolphin Motel closing Oct. 31...... It's the wrecking ball for Point Loma's Dolphin Motel

    How nice of them to overflow into the three landing's parking. Yet another reason to keep fishing out of Seaforth.
  260. bob1825

    Accurate Announces the Tern, the first TwinStarDrag reel

    mid-November? Ugghh after my 10 day. Thanks for the update.
  261. bob1825

    Accurate Announces the Tern, the first TwinStarDrag reel

    Then I should be getting a shipping notification any minute now...
  262. bob1825

    Penn 16 VISX and #80/100 Berkeley Pro Spec: Flat Fall BFT Rig

    Great choice in a reel, I have a 16VISX with 100# Pro Spec on it. I choose to go with 100# because I like the option of fishing it as a 80# or 100# set up. Conventional wisdom says to go with a spectra a rating higher than your top shot.
  263. bob1825

    Multi use rod and reel question

    I agree that you can get some smoking deals here on BD if you are patient and know what to look for. If I were starting out, I would look at the Torium 16HGA or the Tesoro 5. Both will easily handle 20-30# fish. I pair mine with a Phenix 809H, which is currently one of my favorite rods. I've...
  264. bob1825

    Accurate Announces the Tern, the first TwinStarDrag reel

    that's disappointing. when I spoke with them last week they said they should be able to fulfill all their pre-orders.
  265. bob1825

    Share Your Favorite Halibut Recipes Please!

    Thank you! I am going to have to give this a try!
  266. bob1825

    Jump on an Overnight Trip for YFT Now or Wait for a Better Grade of Fish

    There is no guarantee of what you will get into day-to-day. Go fishing when you can and hope it turns out to be an epic day. Chasing the bite either leaves you home or leaves you disappointed.
  267. bob1825

    Your favorite 5 boats for 6-8 day range

    I'd recommend the Vagabond and Shogun for an 8 day trip.
  268. bob1825

    Accurate Announces the Tern, the first TwinStarDrag reel

    I pre-ordered with JandH but they won't charge until they ship the reel to you. How it should be.
  269. bob1825

    Constitution Bittersweet part 2.5

    hahah and i bet you'll be going after big BFT then! Would be just my luck. :)
  270. bob1825

    BFT Rentals

    Wow, i heard one of the boats was charging those prices but didn't know it was the landings too. Might time to invest in a moderately priced set up. Three or four 1.5 trips rental would pay for itself.
  271. bob1825

    Constitution Bittersweet part 2.5

    Be sure to take your 20# set ups and #2 hooks! Good luck out there. Wish I was going fishing.
  272. bob1825

    WTB Long Beach made S. Seeker 806 or 80F blanks

    The 806 is an awesome rod, I've had mine for 7 years now(?) and love it. Good luck bump, hope you find one!
  273. bob1825

    3.5 Day What to Expect

    On a 3.5 day you should be prepared to fish anything. I'd bring a 20, 30, 40# live bait stick, and a heavy 80 to 100# set up for flat falls in case you chase big bft. The boats usually have their own trolling gear. If you need to, you can rent any gear from Seaforth. Good luck on your trip!
  274. bob1825

    What reels do you guys have on your raptors

    Which raptor? 76 or 80? MAK 15 SEA on my 76, and torque 40nld2 on my 80.
  275. bob1825

    Prowler bunks

    I was out several weeks ago and Andrew suggested we bring everything too. I ended up using a 20# stick and 40# stick for colt snipers. Better to have it on you than need it and have it sitting at home.
  276. bob1825

    Melton's Tackle 10 Day - Indy

    Nope. My first time on the Melton trip.
  277. bob1825

    Melton's Tackle 10 Day - Indy

    I love rock fishing at Guadalupe, but those pesky yellows keep eating the bait! o_O
  278. bob1825

    Melton's Tackle 10 Day - Indy

    I'm on this trip! Can't wait to get out there. Looking forward to meeting all of you.
  279. bob1825

    Battlefish on Netflix

    I miss that albacore tail shake, hooolldddd oonnnn whhhile III taaake a piiccctuuure
  280. bob1825

    Prowler bunks

    I took a middle bunk on the starboard side. Unfortunately there wasn't air conditioning down there but it really wasn't that bad. One of the crew mentioned they would be adding it next winter.
  281. bob1825

    Accurate Announces the Tern, the first TwinStarDrag reel

    I spoke with JandH today and they said they were expecting them in about 2 weeks. Hope they get a surprise shipment sooner.
  282. bob1825

    1.5 Day on Pacific Queen, what to bring?

    Rent both 100# and 60#, take 20# set up just in case. Unless you plan on doing a lot of big blue fin tuna fishing.
  283. bob1825

    Stuff I've learned

    That's great that you are able to get away for a time to recharge. My brother and sister-in-law became full time guardians of a disabled boy when he was one year old. And I don't think they were able to spend any time away from him because of his special needs. He is a great kid, well young...
  284. bob1825

    Stuff I've learned

    I don't know what I am doing right or wrong but my wife drives me to the boat from L.A. for my long range trips and has never complained about me going once, I've been on 7 LR trips since we've been together (dating and married). I asked her about it and she said its a vacation for her too. o_O
  285. bob1825

    Halco for Wahoo

    Thanks Bill, I noticed that when I first got them. Wondering if I should change the hooks too?
  286. bob1825

    Stuff I've learned

    Great thread, here are some of the things that I've learned over the years: For the most part all of the long range boats are good. They've been doing it along time and have it down. Each has its own personality and you might prefer one over another but if you go in with the right attitude...
  287. bob1825

    Halco for Wahoo

    Thanks, with the smaller size of the Halcos compared to the size of my marauders I thought I might try heavy mono with a crimp but the harness may be the way to go.
  288. bob1825

    Halco for Wahoo

    Just picked up a couple of Halco Max 190s to fish for wahoo on an upcoming LR trip. For those who have fished them, do you recommend tying directly to a mono leader or using a traditional wahoo trolling harness? Thanks in advance!
  289. bob1825

    which landing for overnight trip?

    You are welcome! Both the Prowler and Tomahawk are at Seaforth Landing. Heard good things about the Tomahawk but haven't been on the boat yet, weather cancelled my trip on it earlier this year.
  290. bob1825

    which landing for overnight trip?

    Pick a boat out of Seaforth Landing, easy and free parking. This year I have been on the Tribute and Prowler and had a great time on both boats. As another BD'r said, stay away from Davy's Groupon Locker.
  291. bob1825

    SOLD Albackore Items Brand New

    Thanks, wish I had seen that listing.
  292. bob1825

    Is #40 really needed???

    I always take a 40# live bait set up, it's one I've used the most.
  293. bob1825

    SOLD Albackore Items Brand New

    Too bad you dont have one of their jig cases!
  294. bob1825

    1.5 day trip advice....Tomahawk or Chief?????

    When I was recently on the Prowler, the crew asked if I wanted to keep them or cut them lose. I released those I caught.
  295. bob1825

    First 1.5 day trip on Tomahawk...any advice, suggestions, or tips

    Red Vines, Red Bull and beef jerky are always appreciated by the crew!
  296. bob1825

    3-5 Day Boat for Next Year

    X2 on the Vagabond, Shogun also does a few threes a year.
  297. bob1825

    1.5 day trip advice....Tomahawk or Chief?????

    Bring some smaller colt snipers, 80 and under. Match the bait.
  298. bob1825

    1.5 day trip advice....Tomahawk or Chief?????

    I brought everything on my two day and only used two rods. :rofl:
  299. bob1825

    1.5 day trip advice....Tomahawk or Chief?????

    I knew it would seal the deal! As for set ups, I was out a week ago and I only needed a 20# outfit, 20# flourocarbon and #2 flyliner hooks. Small sardines as bait. If you like using colt snipers bring that set up as well. If you have a 80 or 100# I'd bring it too just incase. Good luck!
  300. bob1825

    1.5 day trip advice....Tomahawk or Chief?????

    Look at the recent fish counts, it should give you some indication of where they are going. Two reasons why I would choose the Tomahawk - plenty of FREE parking at Seaforth Landing and SODA MACHINE!!!! But seriously, I stay away from the other landing because it's nuts there. Good luck and...
  301. bob1825

    SOLD UNITED COMPOSITS GUNMETAL 80 RAPTOR

    wow, exactly the color scheme I like. Unfortunately I had one built earlier this year too!!! This shouldn't last long.
  302. bob1825

    What setups for Aztec?

    Was out last weekend on a 2 day on the Prowler. Bring a 20# live bait set up, along with 20# fluorocarbon and #1 or #2 flyliner hooks, baits are small. I'd also suggest an outfit that you like to throw colt snipers, I personally use a Tranx 400 and Phenix 809H-XF. I'd check with the landing...
  303. bob1825

    SOLD (Pending). UNITED COMPOSITS US 76 PREDATOR

    Another gorgeous rod! If I hadn't just picked up a predator 76 a few weeks ago I'd be waiting for another delivery from you.
  304. bob1825

    Rod recommendation for casting small sardines/anchovies

    I like to use a Calstar 220h glass rod and saltiga 15h for these little sardines as my 20# outfit
  305. bob1825

    Wahoo basic questions

    Thank you! I'll pick up a couple.
  306. bob1825

    Wahoo basic questions

    Which size do you recommend? 140, 165 or 200?
  307. bob1825

    What to expect early sept 2.5 day

    Hi Alex, Fishing was ok on Saturday, ended up with 4 YFT and 2 skippies, all football models. Sunday was much slower, not sure how many the boat caught but it wasn't a lot.
  308. bob1825

    SOLD Like-New Okuma Makaira 15II SEA

    Great reel, love mine. Killed quite a few YFT at Guadalupe, it was paired with a Raptor 76. GLWS!
  309. bob1825

    What to expect early sept 2.5 day

    I was just out there and the captain told us to bring 25/30; 40; and "heavy gear." I'm sure it will be the same when you go out. Which boat? There are a few that focus on big game hunting but most run south for tuna, yellowtail and dorado.
  310. bob1825

    Prowler 1 1/2 on 9-5

    I was just on the boat this past weekend, they have a freshwater hose you can use if you ask nicely. But seriously, its a fishing boat not a luxury cruise ship. The boat is comfortable but they don't have air conditioning in the bunk room but it really wasn't that bad. Yes, they have a shower...
  311. bob1825

    Thinking About Quitting

    Before you sell everything stop fishing on your own for a year and try long range trips. If that is satisfying enough for you then sell the boat. But, if you find you miss your own rig because you sold it first, then it will be too late without another large investment.
  312. bob1825

    Schoolie Rig

    Definitely go with a star drag, lots of good options out there from Tesoros, Toriums, Saltigas, and Trinidads depending no your budget. Like an earlier poster said, you don't need to spend a lot on this category if you don't want to. As for rods, I like a whippier tip to soft toss the small...
  313. bob1825

    Yellowfin bite...

    Just got back from a 2-day, small bait. I used 20# fluorocarbon and #1 flyline hook to get bit.
  314. bob1825

    2 Days on the Prowler -8/17-19

    The same football size yft that most of the boats have been catching.
  315. bob1825

    2 Days on the Prowler -8/17-19

    Went out this weekend on a Prowler 2-day trip sponsored by Calstar rods that was limited to 26 people. First time on the Prowler. I really liked the boat, captain and crew. Food was delicious. Captain Andrew told us that we were going south to the tuna grounds on Saturday and maybe head west...
  316. bob1825

    SOLD UNITED COMPOSITS 76 VIPER RAILROD

    I MUST BLOCK COWMAN!!! He is bad news...to my wallet. Awesome work as usual. BTW Jake, I'm using that beautiful Tilefish I got from you this weekend. Hope to put a few bends in it.
  317. bob1825

    Overnight vs 1.5 Day San Diego

    That makes two of us!
  318. bob1825

    Overnight vs 1.5 Day San Diego

    X2. Wait for the fish counts and you'll never get out. Just look at the August 1.5 to 2 day trips, they've been sold out for months. August is a great time of the year to go. Find a date that works for you and book it. You can never know what's out there.
  319. bob1825

    Overnight vs 1.5 Day San Diego

    Seaforth all day long, the parking makes a HUGE difference. I'd also suggest a 1.5 day so that you have more time on the fishing grounds. Sleeping on a boat isn't so bad, its when I get my best rest. Always fish for as long as you can get out.
  320. bob1825

    Guadalupe Island... Red Rooster... JULY 31- AUG. 5 I just got on

    That's why I bring everything even if I only use one or two set ups. Conditions are always changing and the right gear isn't going to do you any good at home. I'm on a two day next week and I'm bringing 20#-100# because I don't know if we will be patty hopping or dropping flat falls for big BFT.
  321. bob1825

    Long Range Boats heads and Showers

    The Intrepid's stand out as among the nicest, Shogun forward shower/bathroom not so much.
  322. bob1825

    Best LR boat/trip for an inexperenced friend

    My first long range trip was on the Royal Polar with Roy Rose. Had a blast, 10 years later it is still my favorite trip of all time.
  323. bob1825

    Awesome time on the TRIBUTE

    Great report and pictures! Glad to see the boats are targeting species other than the BFT all or nothing trips. Heading out in a couple of weeks, can't wait to patty hop! (hopefully).
  324. bob1825

    Flatfalls -- why not wire vs. fluoro?

    I've asked the same question and been told that it is best to use mono because it stretches and acts as a bit of a shock absorber. I wonder if one would pull more hooks using wire? Like a previous poster said, try it and please let us know how it worked.
  325. bob1825

    Best 5-7 day month

    Depends on where the boat is going. For Lupe trips I like late October/early November. For variety trips targeting the Rocks or the Ridge I like late September. Good luck!
  326. bob1825

    20# Class Reel

    I use: Saltiga 15H, Tesoro 5, Torium 14HG.
  327. bob1825

    SOLD New International 30VISX

    I've done business with Tee, recently. You have nothing to worry about. Exactly as advertised and a man of his word. Buy with confidence! (my eBay endorsement).
  328. bob1825

    SOLD BNIB Trini 16

    no worries, glad you sold it! I was at the stupid movies when you posted. Good for the person who got it!
  329. bob1825

    SOLD BNIB Trini 16

    dang, exactly what i was looking for.
  330. bob1825

    Tranx 400...

    I've got mine paired with an 809H-XF and love it. Use it to throw colt snipers and other light jigs, plastics and iron.
  331. bob1825

    SOLD Pristine Torium 20

    I have a mint Torium HG 20 with about 300 yards for Izorline 65# spectra that I am selling for $180 FIRM. I live in Glendale and work in downtown LA. Prefer local buyer but will ship on your dime, low ball offers will be ignored. I can pictures via text. Thank you for your interest. Thanks...
  332. bob1825

    Condor or Tomahawk?

    Parking at the other landing is so bad Tomahawk gets my vote just on easy of stress free parking as Seaforth Landing alone.
  333. bob1825

    2 x overnight trips vs 1 longer trip?

    One three day trip. It gives the captain more options of where to fish. On a typical overnight, you''ll only be fishing until 2 p.m. or so and then spend the rest of the afternoon driving back to the dock depending on where the fish are. Why waste all that fishing time? Good luck.
  334. bob1825

    rod for a mak 15ll-sea

    I've got mine paired with a Raptor76. Killed a few tuna at Guadalupe Island with this set up.
  335. bob1825

    Phoenix rod warranty

    I'm going to test out the theory on your two Phenix rods sitting in my garage.
  336. bob1825

    Ocean Odyssey?

    I really enjoy fishing the boat, it has always been good to me. Captain and crew are great too. You'll have a great time. Good luck with the fishing!
  337. bob1825

    Best 80 -100 lb reel

    MAK 16SEAII or VISX16
  338. bob1825

    PSFL and Tuna Coast

    Dennis is a friend Ethan. Good people.
  339. bob1825

    Grande for the 4th?

    who cares if there's chaos, you aren't driving the boat. go fishing! you can't catch them at home.
  340. bob1825

    Which rod for your Tranx 400HG ?

    I use it primarily for light jig fishing whether its working the rocks for rock fish, throwing colt snipers for yellows on the kelp throwing small iron for tuna on the open ocean. Nice catch you guys had! Which 10 day are you on?
  341. bob1825

    Which rod for your Tranx 400HG ?

    I've been using it for some time now and I live it. Great setup that is so versatile it goes on overnight trips to long range trips. Never leave home without it.
  342. bob1825

    SOLD Trinidad 20A in Pristine Condition

    Looks like it could catch some rock fish! Caught this fisherman!
  343. bob1825

    SOLD Trinidad 20A in Pristine Condition

    Damn, wish I'd seen that before setting my price! Thanks for the laugh!
  344. bob1825

    SOLD Mint Torium 20HG

    How about a thousand and I use you as chum at Guadalupe
  345. bob1825

    SOLD Mint Torium 20HG

    make it $400 and cover my beer tab on the trip
  346. bob1825

    SOLD Trinidad 20A in Pristine Condition

    Still available, trader backed out.
  347. bob1825

    SOLD Trinidad 20A in Pristine Condition

    Possibly, check your PM. Thanks!
  348. bob1825

    SOLD Trinidad 20A in Pristine Condition

    Haven't used it since before they were out.
  349. bob1825

    SOLD Mint Torium 20HG

    I have a mint Torium HG 20 with about 300 yards for Izorline 65# spectra that I am selling for $180 FIRM. I live in Glendale and work in downtown LA. Prefer local buyer but will ship on your dime, low ball offers will be ignored. I can pictures via text. Thank you for your interest.
  350. bob1825

    SOLD Trinidad 20A in Pristine Condition

    SOLD. I have a Trinidad 20A in pristine condition, looks new and was last serviced by Shimano is 2017. It hasn't been out since and comes with white 50# power pro spectra. Will sell for $375. Low ball offers will be ignored. Will ship on your dime but prefer local sale. I am located in...
  351. bob1825

    SOLD uc raptor cx 80

    I've got the exact set up you described, an 8 foot raptor and a torque 40NLD2 that I plan to use as an 80# stealth rod for Guadalupe. Had a chance to get it wet this weekend on the Tribute. Unfortunately, the fish didn't cooperate but it felt light and well balanced. Very happy with the set...
  352. bob1825

    PSFL and Tuna Coast

    I'll be going with Ethan next year! Looks awesome.
  353. bob1825

    PSFL and Tuna Coast

    He did but a little penicillin should clear it right up.
  354. bob1825

    Fathers day on the Freedom

    Reminds me of a whole year of offshore fishing when I couldn't catch a damn yellow fin tuna.
  355. bob1825

    What to Expect - Early Sept. 3-Day

    Call the boat/landing and see if they have a tackle rental package that you can purchase. If you are set on sending your own gear out, then ask them about renting an 80# and 100# outfit. While we won't be able to tell you what you will be chasing in September, the big BFT are currently within...
  356. bob1825

    Any word on the release date for the Tesoro 5s??

    I just picked up the only one they had at Bob Sands, awesome little reel. Taking it out next weekend
  357. bob1825

    SOLD NEW UNITED COMPOSITS 76 CENTAUR RAIL ROD (REDUCED !!!!!!)

    Another beautiful rod Jake! I wish I could collect them as pieces of art!
  358. bob1825

    Best meals for 8-10 days

    Too bad. His meals were unforgettable.
  359. bob1825

    Best meals for 8-10 days

    Although the food on most, if not all the long range boats is outstanding, Kenny on the Shogun does it the best.
  360. bob1825

    Spinning Reel and Rod (Catalina and San Clemente Islands use)

    Thanks Tom, good info regarding the bait runner!
  361. bob1825

    Spinning Reel and Rod (Catalina and San Clemente Islands use)

    Thank you Gary, i appreciate the detailed response. I'll check out Alan's site.
  362. bob1825

    Trinidad or Talica for calstar rod.

    The Trinidad for surface iron, or possibly check out the new Okuma Tesoros for $319. I have both and love the Tesoro.
  363. bob1825

    Mahilini is back

    I only had the opportunity to ride the boat once years ago on a WON trip. Had a blast and killed a lot of fish that day. Too bad I live too far away for those short trips.
  364. bob1825

    Where is the Aztec and Tomahawk?

    The Tomahawk is still running out of Seaforth, I believe they have a 1.5 this weekend. Was supposed to be on their 2 day last weekend but it was cancelled due to weather and lack of bookings.
  365. bob1825

    Spinning Reel and Rod (Catalina and San Clemente Islands use)

    I'm starting to do some research into spinning rods and reels that I can use for local fishing at Catalina and San Clemente Islands. I envision using it to toss live bait, lead head with squid, egg sinkers, and light plastics and/or colt snipers. What type of reels should I look at? Are there...
  366. bob1825

    What is a PinHead?

    I've been on a few trips where deadheads fish for free and win the jackpot. give it to the crew so they can presumably ride free again in the future.
  367. bob1825

    SOLD Penn 50VSX w/Tiburon Handle $400

    Thank you! I don't have a private boat nor do I plan to invest in a kite rig. Too much reel for what I do.
  368. bob1825

    Any word on the release date for the Tesoro 5s??

    I have a Torium 16HG and absolutely love it. I've used it on everything from rock fish to offshore yellowtail and dorado. Live bait to tossing iron. I don't leave home without it. I also have a Tesoro 12 and 10 that I really like too. I won't know which I like better until I get to use it...
  369. bob1825

    SOLD Penn 50VSX w/Tiburon Handle $400

    Gonna be pictures of me beating your ass! :smash: Thanks for the free bump Bill! Common, let's go rock fishing, we don't need to chase these BFT.
  370. bob1825

    SOLD Penn 50VSX w/Tiburon Handle $400

    Selling a Penn 50VSX with an upgraded Tiburon handle that comes with 130# PowerPro spectra with room for a longer top shot. I've had this reel for a number of years but never used it, turns out I didn't need it. Asking $400, pictures available up request, please PM me your phone #. Not...
  371. bob1825

    Condor Overnight Aug 26th advice needed

    An overnight in August, you should be good with:20-30, 40 and 60/80# set ups. No need to change your spectra. Good luck!
  372. bob1825

    Any word on the release date for the Tesoro 5s??

    I spoke with Okuma several weeks ago and they said it would be out in june. I also asked a retailer and they had no idea.
  373. bob1825

    Trip Decision

    I've used Travel Guard. The cost is based on the cost of the actual trip. I've purchased it for my big vacations with my wife but never for fishing trips. Completely worth it. Had to use it once and received payout for the full cost of flights to Japan. Other segments had free cancellations.
  374. bob1825

    Trip Decision

    There are a number of variables: limited load trips that cost more; the overall number of guys that a boat takes versus the other; what is included, i.e. Mexican permits, etc. As for "extra costs" you should always figure those items you mention above plus the possibility of Guadalupe permits...
  375. bob1825

    Which Reel Would You Buy??

    I have both and think you could go either way. I plan to keep a set of both, one to fish with a short 3-4 fluorocarbon top shot, and the other to fish long mono top shots.
  376. bob1825

    Trip Decision

    If you want to target cows specifically I think you have two options: go out of PV or try to get on a longer trip. I believe each of those boats has Guadalupe permits so that is likely where they will be fishing on that range of trip. I've been a couple of times and its good fishing on solid...
  377. bob1825

    Roll Call: Tomahawk 2-Day, June 8-10

    Common 3 more people! Let's do this.
  378. bob1825

    Roll Call: Tomahawk 2-Day, June 8-10

    We need a few more so I can go fishing bump!
  379. bob1825

    Looking at New Reels

    I really like my Torium 16hg and tesoro 10 for star drag reels.
  380. bob1825

    Roll Call: Tomahawk 2-Day, June 8-10

    Is anyone else on this trip? If not, let's go fishing! Spots still available.
  381. bob1825

    San Diego June trip advice

    X2, I am on this trip as well. I've heard good things about the boat (this will be my first trip on the Tomahawk) and plenty of free parking at Seaforth Landing.
  382. bob1825

    UC Rod 60#

    Raptor 76 for 60#. Killed it with this rod at Guadalupe Island.
  383. bob1825

    What reel would you put on a CE 900 monster

    I have both the Saltiga 15 and Tesoro 10s, you can't go wrong with either.
  384. bob1825

    Talica 8ii,10ii,12ii, 16ii, 20ii

    I fish mine as: 8/10 - 30# 12 - 40/50# 16 - 50/60#
  385. bob1825

    For Sale Phenix Black Diamond 809H.

    Currently one of my favorite rods, goes on every trip from rock fishing to offshore to long range. Good luck with your sale!
  386. bob1825

    Do you really need a true 80lb rig for overnight to 2 day trip?

    Mark, I'll be out with the Tomahawk on a June 8 2 day. Hope we find them willing to bite. Jason
  387. bob1825

    Do you really need a true 80lb rig for overnight to 2 day trip?

    Then I think you are set, don't spend the extra money. Like I said, if you want to have a dedicated 80# set up for flat falls, which I would recommend since that's what they seem to like to bite, then rent it from the landing. If you are thinking about doing long range trips then you would...
  388. bob1825

    Do you really need a true 80lb rig for overnight to 2 day trip?

    Hi Grant, I've asked myself the same question time and time again, especially with finicky blue fin tuna around. The short answer is yes, I think you should have a true 80# rig set up with a glow in the dark flat fall. The Tomahawk was out this past weekend and had three fish - 180+, 150+ and...
  389. bob1825

    What do you eat for lunch while fishing?

    A bucket of original recipe KFC, Gatorade, water, and some light snacks.
  390. bob1825

    Jig advice for Bottom Fishing

    only if you are tying to mono or fluorocarbon (yeah, yeah I know who needs fluoro for rock fish). Don't tie directly to spectra in case you get stuck in the rocks and need to break off the jig.
  391. bob1825

    Jig advice for Bottom Fishing

    I jig using a Shimano Butterfly jig and kill it on rock fish and lingcod. They are about $20 each but well worth the expense. It works for me when nothing else will. Good luck!
  392. bob1825

    Bluefin battle on the Tribute 5-12-2018

    Which size torium were you using and which rod? Thanks for the report, was an entertaining read!
  393. bob1825

    BEST KNOTS!! For 50lb mono/fluro

    I stick with the tried and true uni-to-uni to connect fluorocarbon to spectra and the San Diego knot for jigs and hooks.
  394. bob1825

    Pursuit Yellowtail 5/14

    Looks like a great day out on the water with 50 of your closest friends. Thank you for the report and photos. Better than sitting in my office!
  395. bob1825

    Another back ordered VISX thread.

    do search on PO and you'll find all the information you could ever need, and yes, I'm still waiting on mine as well.
  396. bob1825

    What trips are you on this year?

    tomahawk mid-June 3 Days Alaska in July August 2-3 day in SD TBD 10 Day Indy late October
  397. bob1825

    Calstar 800H for Michael

    Very sharp! Beautiful work and color combination.
  398. bob1825

    20-30# and 40-50# star drag reel?

    for 20-30# I would have to recommend the Torium 16HGA paired with a Phenix 809H, which is by far my favorite set up. Whether its jigging for rock fish, casting a jig towards kelp or flinging live bait this set up does it all. This is the one set up I take on ALL my trips regardless if it an...
  399. bob1825

    Rod for 40NLD2

    This Facebook page is really confusing...where do I sign up for the new dating app?
  400. bob1825

    TRADE Phenix bd psw809xhj

    What is the difference in action between the psw809hxf and the 809xhj? I have the "f" and love it. good luck!
  401. bob1825

    Rod for 40NLD2

    My bad its the 720X3H; I have three of the axis heavy rods at different ratings so it gets a little confusing. And I'm getting old.
  402. bob1825

    Started a new hobby...

    Strike while the iron is hot. You can always stop later.
  403. bob1825

    Best beginning LR trip?

    I'd suggest going on the longest trip that fits your budget and your time. Most if not all of the boats are great. Good luck!
  404. bob1825

    For Sale NIB Okuma Tesoro 12

    I've got the 12 and 10 and think they are amazing! Someone is going to get a great deal! If I weren't planning to get the 5 when it comes out I would be tempted to jump on this. GLWS.
  405. bob1825

    Rod for 40NLD2

    X2 I have an Axis 780X3H that I match with my Fathom 40 NLD2.
  406. bob1825

    Super Seeker 1x3 vs. Seeker OSP 1x3

    I used an OSP 1x3 with a Penn 12VISX and it was awesome! I think you'll enjoy fishing that rod.
  407. bob1825

    Help Chartering a Full Day Trip in Sept. 2018

    I usually don't agree with this guy because of his taste in friends, but in this case he is 100 percent right. Go out of SD and, if possible, do a 1.5 day trip. The late afternoon/early evening has often made the difference on a trip for me. Good luck! I'd also consider boats out of Seaforth...
  408. bob1825

    Your Most Embarasing Long Range Experience.

    I've had that nightmare before a trip, thank God it was only a dream. Glad it worked out for you!
  409. bob1825

    Roll Call: Ranger 85 2 Day UC Rods Trip

    Anyone else on this trip?
  410. bob1825

    60# rod and reel combo

    I use a MAK 15SEAand a Raptor 76 as 60# live bait set ups, Talica 16II and Seeker White Tiger 6465H as a dropper loop set up.
  411. bob1825

    Okuma Reel Service

    Thanks Jason!
  412. bob1825

    Okuma Reel Service

    does anyone have a number for them? I've tried the site but couldn't fine it. Thanks.
  413. bob1825

    San Diego Landing Opinion

    What time of the year do you plan to go? Parking at HM, Fishermans is a bitch during the busy season. Seaforth Landing has plenty of FREE parking. I don't fish Fisherman's/Point Loma unless I am doing a long range trip. It just isn't worth the hassle for me.
  414. bob1825

    Irony...

    Boat owner to the first mate: so who do we call?
  415. bob1825

    Talica 8 for WSB and Yellowtail?

    Are you looking at a 2 speed? Are you hoping to fish tuna on these shorter trips?
  416. bob1825

    For Sale Seeker 670XH blue blank

    What is the length of the rod?
  417. bob1825

    Seeker OSP rail rods

    That's how I use mine, paired with a Penn 12VISX or MAK 16SEA. Worked great.
  418. bob1825

    Seeker OSP rail rods

    I have two OSP rods and the Raptor 76. In my opinion, the Raptor 76 is a 60# rod. They are all great sticks.
  419. bob1825

    1st Overnighter

    You'll be fine. It is exactly the same as what you have already done, you'll just get to fish a little further out. Enjoy the trip! Please post a fishing report.
  420. bob1825

    Torque or VISX?

    I have a Penn 12VISX that I pushed up to 80# at Guadalupe Island and it was great, also used a MAK 16SEA too but it got a little heavy paired with a Centaur after a few days. I sent my Torque 40NLD to Cal's to be blueprinted so I could fish it at 80# at the island as a "stealth rid" paired with...
  421. bob1825

    SOLD 76 CENTAUR RAIL ROD (Sold)

    I have one of his custom rods and it is beautiful! Great craftsmanship, high quality work. Kills fish too! The person who is lucky enough to grab this rod is one lucky SOB!
  422. bob1825

    TRADE Kicking Tires - Talica 8ii + Talica 10ii

    I'd have to agree with Pete. I sold my Avets and bought Talicas.
  423. bob1825

    Rockfish Circle Hook and line types/setups, etc?

    I just want to give credit to the best rock fisherman I've ever met! No salmon grouper is safe from your line. :fighting0061:
  424. bob1825

    Rockfish Circle Hook and line types/setups, etc?

    Like the guy said, Keep It Simple S.... I use pre-made shrimp flies, tie it and forget it. Although I mostly fish jigs for rock fish. Makes it more fun, ask Bill.
  425. bob1825

    Getting spooled? throw it in with a back up rod!

    You'd be surprised, but then again I've heard you threw your rig into the water thinking that your "hot" sardine was a giant tuna.
  426. bob1825

    Getting spooled? throw it in with a back up rod!

    Exactly how I feel about it. 600 yards of spectra should be plenty to stop any fish I want to catch!
  427. bob1825

    SOLD BNIB

    bieber
  428. bob1825

    CX 80 raptor

    woodburyoutfitters.com I've ordered from them several times in the past.
  429. bob1825

    For Sale 18 Rod rack

    I've got three of them and they fit my 7 to 10 foot rods fine, the only limitation will be the height of your ceiling.
  430. bob1825

    SOLD BNIB

    If I didn't already have them I'd jump on these Tesoros. Awesome reels. GLS!
  431. bob1825

    Which Phenix/Calstar for 40lb set up?

    calstar 700mh
  432. bob1825

    Ventura Amigo Full Day Questions

    I was on the Amigo opening weekend and they had plenty of frozen squid on the boat. We did use whole squid early in the morning.
  433. bob1825

    Maxcuatro in WHITE!?!?!?

    They have it at Fishermans Landing tackle shop, I had them load 600 yards of white 80# maxcauatro onto my Torque 40NDL2 back in February before a three day on the Vagabond.
  434. bob1825

    Okuma Tesoro 5s?

    I saw it at the show as well. I have the others but the 5 looks like the best one!
  435. bob1825

    Fred Hall Fistacuffs ....

    First rule of Fred Hall Show Fight Club is that you don't talk about the Fred Hall Show Fight Club.
  436. bob1825

    Share Your Favorite Halibut Recipes Please!

    now that sounds amazing! restocking on halibut this summer, going to try this one!
  437. bob1825

    SOLD Used daiwa saltiga 15H

    Great reel for throwing small baits! Love mine too. If the Albacore ever show up I'll be ready. GLWS!
  438. bob1825

    Fred Hall day one thoughts

    Check out the Island Tackle booth, they have 25 percent off Avets in stock! Crazy!!
  439. bob1825

    Favorite H&M Landing boat?

    As I said earlier, I really like the Ocean Odyssey. I believe they give a $50 discount if you book a trip during the Fred Hall Show, at least they have in past years.
  440. bob1825

    Favorite H&M Landing boat?

    I like the Ocean Odyssey, nice big boat, fishy captain. Why are you limiting it to HM? Point Loma and Fishermans Landing are located next to HM. That really opens up to other boats too.
  441. bob1825

    Tesoro 5s

    I remember you mentioning that before, didn't know if Jamie had an update that we weren't aware of.
  442. bob1825

    Tesoro 5s

    Hi Jamie, You'll have the 5's in stock? Are they comparable in size to the Torium 14hga? Thanks. Jason
  443. bob1825

    Reel Maintenance at the FHS?

    thanks! that is exactly what I am looking for.
  444. bob1825

    Reel Maintenance at the FHS?

    Thanks! I'll be bringing a 16HGA!
  445. bob1825

    Reel Maintenance at the FHS?

    Will Shimano have its reel maintenance workshop at the FHS this year? Thank you.
  446. bob1825

    Any real life reports, Diawa Saltiga Star Drag Reels

    I paired it with a Calstar 220. Its a fun set up to use.
  447. bob1825

    Any real life reports, Diawa Saltiga Star Drag Reels

    That's exactly how I use it, 50# spectra with a short 20# top shot. just waiting for the day the albies come back!
  448. bob1825

    For Sale Psw 809h

    Somebody buy this awesome rod on a rainy Friday bump!
  449. bob1825

    For Sale sold Xterra

    That is one clean looking vehicle!
  450. bob1825

    Fred Hall worth!?!

    Whatelse do you have to do? Its an event, just go have fun, visit the manufactures and go to a few seminars.
  451. bob1825

    For Sale Psw 809h

    Same here, never leave home without it. Anything from a local overnight to 10 day this set goes with me.
  452. bob1825

    For Sale Psw 809h

    One of my favorite rods, paired with a Torium 16HGA. I use it for live bait, fishing kelps, throwing colt snipers and small jigs as well as rock fish flies! Good luck with your sale!
  453. bob1825

    ROCK FISH OPENER WEATHER?

    How is Sunday looking? Booked on the Amigo. Thanks!
  454. bob1825

    Long Range boats at Fred Hall

    The Independence has been docked down the street the last couple of years. Haven't heard about this year.
  455. bob1825

    Need help with spectra colors..

    the guy trying to sell green spectra! :rofl:
  456. bob1825

    UC Rod Application Advice

    I'm having the 8 foot raptor built right now for me as an 80# stick paired with a Penn 12 VISX for Guadalupe. I also use a Raptor 76 with a MAK 15SEA at Guadalupe as a 60# set up and it worked great. To me the Raptor 76 is a great 60# stick.
  457. bob1825

    TRQ40NLD2 - How many yards of spectra can you fill?

    The green and yellow have killed a lot of fish over the years so I would assume this will perform just as well. While I have not had the opportunity to fish it yet, it should be fine. The diameter is significantly thinner even compared to the ProSpec which I was originally going to put on it...
  458. bob1825

    TRQ40NLD2 - How many yards of spectra can you fill?

    I recently filled mine with 600 yards of 80# white maxcuatro at fisherman's landing. I couldn't believe it held that much line. The different between the 80# and 100# maxcuatro is .001 according to the company's website. Had I known that before I filled up the reel I would have gone with 100#.
  459. bob1825

    Trip scheduled changed - what are my rights?

    I agree with you, personally I wouldn't pay the fee either but its purely optional.
  460. bob1825

    Trip scheduled changed - what are my rights?

    some businesses chose to pass along the fee, others just eat the cost as part of their business. The company I work for is a non-profit and we give those who use a credit card the option of covering the fee when they make a donation. Some choose to pay the fee, others don't. If they don't we...
  461. bob1825

    Trip scheduled changed - what are my rights?

    yeah that sucks. Typically the convenience fee is the percentage that the boat has to pay the credit card company to offer you the chance to pay by credit. That money is gone the second they run your credit card, payable to the cc company. Not saying it is right given your circumstances.
  462. bob1825

    Tesoro 5s

    please go back in the closet. I have a torium 16 that i love, and a saltiga 15HGA which is also great.
  463. bob1825

    Tesoro 5s

    That sucks! One of the online tackle stores said it would be ready in January. boooo
  464. bob1825

    VISX12 VS. VISX16

    I use a MAK 15 SEA and Penn Torque 40 for #60. The Fathom isn't really built for that class of fish but a lot of people have had success using them for that purpose. I have a friend who caught 4 or 5 at Guadalupe before bending the handle bar.
  465. bob1825

    SOLD FS: BNIB Torque 40NLD2

    oh he's still in the closet? thought he was out. i once caught him looking a shimano up and down.
  466. bob1825

    Yellowtail and Yellowfin Setup

    keep an eye out for rods here, you might find something in your price range
  467. bob1825

    Yellowtail and Yellowfin Setup

    if you want to use it for live bait and throwing iron then 8ft is the least you should go. Check out the abyss line of rods, they are cheaper. Maybe the Axis version as well.
  468. bob1825

    Yellowtail and Yellowfin Setup

    I use a Torium 16HG with a Phenix 809H that i use for 20-30# and throwing colt snipers. Very versatile set up. I've got 50# spectra on it with a short top shot.
  469. bob1825

    SOLD FS: BNIB Torque 40NLD2

    I was able to get nearly 600 yards of 80# maxcuatro on mine.
  470. bob1825

    SOLD FS: BNIB Torque 40NLD2

    Only if u include free shipping?
  471. bob1825

    SOLD FS: BNIB Torque 40NLD2

    I'll give you $50, 1/2 spool of 20# pink seaguar and two rock fish jigs. Happy Friday bump Bill! GLWS.
  472. bob1825

    5th ANNUAL JRI CUSTOM LURES SUPERBOWL GRID IRON MATCH!!

    Patriots 45 Eagles 17 Thank you! Jason
  473. bob1825

    SOLD SOLD Brand New Calstar 800MH Grafighter (REDUCED)

    I had a hard time finding this blank last year! Awesome rod. Good luck with your sale!
  474. bob1825

    Big Tuna at the Rocks

    was that the melton trip?
  475. bob1825

    Fall Trip advice-Guadalupe

    I've been to Guadalupe twice on the shogun in the November time frame and had good fishing and little sharks both times. Haven't been on the AA yet but I will at some point. You really can't go wrong with any of the long range boats, they have good crews, etc. It comes down to personal taste...
  476. bob1825

    Big Tuna at the Rocks

    I'm on a similar trip this upcoming season. After fishing 80-120# YFT at the Lupe for 3 days or so, I would imagine that they would focus on yellowtail, dorado and wahoo. We didn't have good yellowtail fishing last November at the Lupe. Atleast I am hoping that is how the trip will proceed.
  477. bob1825

    Fishermans Landing Parking ?

    You know it! Those were some big reds!
  478. bob1825

    Fishermans Landing Parking ?

    I think he mean's Seaforth landing. Yeah the parking at H&M, Fishermans and Point Loma plain ole sucks! I'm lucky, my wife will usually drive me down from LA and pick me up so I don't have to stress about it. My buddy Picklepork is gonna give me a ride home on our long range trip this year if...
  479. bob1825

    Fall Trip Opinions

    If you are looking for good food then it doesn't get any better than Kenny on the Shogun. I did a Rice Bowl Charters trip last year to Guadalupe and had a great time. They like to have Margaritas in the afternoon but it was FAR FROM a bunch of drunk guys. Just a few guys enjoying a margarita...
  480. bob1825

    BD Points I Don't Give a Shit

    yeah what he said
  481. bob1825

    BD Points I Don't Give a Shit

    how do i get off 113 points? asking for a friend
  482. bob1825

    JRI Custom Lures 2.75 on the Vagabond January 12-15

    none whatsoever. sure would lighten up my tackle bag!
  483. bob1825

    JRI Custom Lures 2.75 on the Vagabond January 12-15

    I know, but we like to come back down for the day, go to Old Town or Seaport Village for lunch. Its a tradition.
  484. bob1825

    JRI Custom Lures 2.75 on the Vagabond January 12-15

    Thanks. The wife and I usually make a day or weekend trip down to SD a few weeks after the trip returns. It is a nice excuse to get away.
  485. bob1825

    JRI Custom Lures 2.75 on the Vagabond January 12-15

    excellent, as long as someone is there.
  486. bob1825

    JRI Custom Lures 2.75 on the Vagabond January 12-15

    on a 2.5 will the processors meet the boat?
  487. bob1825

    JRI Custom Lures 2.75 on the Vagabond January 12-15

    Good idea, I'll have the 60 set up for live bait and the 80# for flat fall. Good excuse for the extra rod and reel!
  488. bob1825

    JRI Custom Lures 2.75 on the Vagabond January 12-15

    hahahah. don't poke the tiger! I could go full long range mode any minute now!
  489. bob1825

    JRI Custom Lures 2.75 on the Vagabond January 12-15

    My personal favorite is "it isn't going to do you any good sitting in the garage when you need it on the boat!" Ok, 8 set ups for a rock fishing trip it is! :)
  490. bob1825

    JRI Custom Lures 2.75 on the Vagabond January 12-15

    Wondering if I should bring a dedicated 80# set up? Too much?
  491. bob1825

    JRI Custom Lures 2.75 on the Vagabond January 12-15

    I've added a 25/30#, 40# and 60/80# live bait set ups for my rock fishing trip. :ele:
  492. bob1825

    What's a "Pro-Staffer" Free Trips?

    I've been on many trips with sponsors and pro staff. I have never heard them bash others products, and have even told me they like some of the competitions gear.
  493. bob1825

    Gearing up for Colonet

    I'll be on the Vagabond 2.5 day trip this weekend, I'm guessing we will be doing the combo trip. Wish us luck!
  494. bob1825

    Gearing up for Colonet

    guadalupe-style rock fish combo trip!
  495. bob1825

    Gearing up for Colonet

    What # fluorocarbon was getting bit?
  496. bob1825

    Gearing up for Colonet

    Any news as to how the Vagabond did this weekend? They were supposed to target tuna on their 1.5.
  497. bob1825

    Gearing up for Colonet

    is 60# too heavy for YT and lingcod dropper looping at colonet?
  498. bob1825

    Seward Fishing Charters

    Delete please
  499. bob1825

    Favorite Rock Fish Level Wind Reel?

    I usually jig for rock fish. Ganyons is last ditch effort for me
  500. bob1825

    Favorite Rock Fish Level Wind Reel?

    it holds plenty of line to reach 400 feet? Not a pain to wind up all that way?
  501. bob1825

    Favorite Rock Fish Level Wind Reel?

    I'd be concerned about reel capacity for reaching 400 foot drops at colonet.
  502. bob1825

    Favorite Rock Fish Level Wind Reel?

    definitely considering the fathoms. I will probably be fishing some heavy lead but i don't want a heavy reel. just happen to be going to colonel next but usually fish the channel islands for rockfish. So the FTH20 over the other sizes would be your recommendation? Thanks!
  503. bob1825

    Favorite Rock Fish Level Wind Reel?

    I'm on that trip as well.
  504. bob1825

    Favorite Rock Fish Level Wind Reel?

    Do the calcutta/international reels mentioned have the capacity to reach 400 feet at Colonet?
  505. bob1825

    Favorite Rock Fish Level Wind Reel?

    Thinking about picking up a level wind reel for fishing rock fish ganyons and ahi assassin jigs on the bottom from the channel islands to colonet. What do you guys like to use? Will load it with spectra and a short top shot of mono. After hooking up I plan to put the rod on the rail and wind...
  506. bob1825

    Long Range boat check in at Ensenada Mexico.

    The last two years that I've been to Guadalupe we pull up to the docks and they come aboard to look at our passports and paperwork.
  507. bob1825

    Homer Fishing Charters/Fish Homer or Seward?

    Sounds like a nice trip! Thanks Cris.
  508. bob1825

    Homer Fishing Charters/Fish Homer or Seward?

    Hi Chris, do you have a website address? I can't seem to find one. Thank you.
  509. bob1825

    Homer Fishing Charters/Fish Homer or Seward?

    Thank you all for your replies. You've given me a lot to think about.
  510. bob1825

    HOOKEDUP20 Coupon Code, Save $$

    20 percent off spooling, yeah they are great
  511. bob1825

    To Kill A Ling...

    I go where the captain takes me master ling
  512. bob1825

    HOOKEDUP20 Coupon Code, Save $$

    I received 20 percent of a name brand reel this past Thursday. Call Chris as Pelagic Outfitters, they will take care of you. Merry Christmas!
  513. bob1825

    To Kill A Ling...

    How long are the strips? Do you use multiple?
  514. bob1825

    To Kill A Ling...

    I find that the current really have a lot to do with tackle choices. What do you guys use light current versus heavy current as well? Thanks!
  515. bob1825

    To Kill A Ling...

    I've never had a lot of luck catching lingcod. For those lingcod killers out there, and I know there are some who have it really dialed in, would you mind sharing your favorite tackle and techniques? Much appreciated. Jason
  516. bob1825

    JRI Custom Lures 2.75 on the Vagabond January 12-15

    Hey Johnny, I just signed up for this year's trip too. Got candy?
  517. bob1825

    2.5 Colonet trip

    do they fish for lings on this trip too?
  518. bob1825

    Homer Fishing Charters/Fish Homer or Seward?

    I've been wanting to go there for a long time. Doing a one week cruise and then renting a car for another week. Wife has never been to Alaska so I want to take her up to Denali Park for a few days, and then I want to get in a couple of days of fishing, and then have to get back to Anchorage. I...
  519. bob1825

    Homer Fishing Charters/Fish Homer or Seward?

    How are the towns different? My wife and her friend are going so they would need to stay busy during the day. I know there is a lot to do around Seward, plus the glacier cruise.
  520. bob1825

    Homer Fishing Charters/Fish Homer or Seward?

    Can someone please recommend fishing charters in Homer, Alaska? Also, if you have fished both Homer and Seward, which did you prefer and why? Is Homer all Halibut or is salmon and lingcod too? I've fished with J-Dock in Seward and they were great. Considering Homer just to try something...
  521. bob1825

    Local tuna reel 20-40lb

    Okuma Tesoro, among all the others mentioned
  522. bob1825

    JRI Custom Lures 2.75 on the Vagabond January 12-15

    hahaha i know you will! I have Monday the 22nd off so I'm gonna try to get out. Good luck on your trip, I know you guys will slay em!
  523. bob1825

    JRI Custom Lures 2.75 on the Vagabond January 12-15

    too bad it isn't one week later! I coulda brought lots of candy!
  524. bob1825

    SOLD

    PENDING
  525. bob1825

    SOLD

    sunday bump
  526. bob1825

    What makaira sea for 2x4

    x2 on the MAK 20 SEA
  527. bob1825

    SOLD

    bump
  528. bob1825

    SOLD

    replied.
  529. bob1825

    SOLD

    HA! Then you should buy it and destroy it to remove one more tranx from the world. I'm keeping my Tranx 400!
  530. bob1825

    SOLD

    Bum0
  531. bob1825

    SOLD

    I am selling a Tranx 500 PG filled with 65# pro spec for sale for $365. The reel has been on a couple of trips but never caught a fish with it. It is a very clean reel in excellent condition. I live in the Glendale area and work in downtown LA. I am willing to ship the reel on the buyers...
  532. bob1825

    5-7 DAY TRIP TO GUADALUPE EXPERTS NEEDED......

    You can also rent rods from the boats, they will have everything you need, or try to jump on a sponsored trip and borrow their gear. The main outfits I would recommend: 100# live bait/yellowtail dropper loop set up; 80# live bait set up and 60# Live bait set up. Your talica 16 is fine for 60#...
  533. bob1825

    Just got home from hospital

    Hey Jerry, Sorry to hear about your fall but glad you are doing better. Went to Lancers for breakfast yesterday and was looking for you at the counter. Get well soon. Jason
  534. bob1825

    Forsale Saltiga 15H

    This is an amazing "little" reel, I love mine. Good luck with your sale!
  535. bob1825

    Shout out to Phenix and Turners customer service

    I've known Alex from Phenix for a few years now through fishing Phenix charters. Really good guy who always takes time to answer all my questions via email!
  536. bob1825

    SOLD -Calstar 700H and 7400XH

    Wow, beautiful rods! Good luck with your sale!
  537. bob1825

    reel confused

    All personal taste but check out the MAK 16SEA, 16VISX, Torque 40 and Fathom 40NLD2. I have used them all, except the Torque (which I have on order) at Guadalupe as 80# set ups. The biggest difference was the weight between each. Had a really easy time landing a 110# on the Fathom. The...
  538. bob1825

    ARE THERE ANY FISHING TRIPS TO COLONET SCHEDULED

    Cool, let me know. I want to do one too.
  539. bob1825

    ARE THERE ANY FISHING TRIPS TO COLONET SCHEDULED

    Bill, do you plan on doing any of the trips? I'd be up for Colonet!
  540. bob1825

    2018 Guadalupe Trips

    There are some boats, like the Shogun, that are most likely to go there. More boats received permits this year. As someone said, call the boat offices to check. Book your trip for sometime in the late fall, I went in November on the Shogun and only saw one shark the entire trip. Good luck!
  541. bob1825

    Selling tackle

    I usually sell for a few reasons: Sell to finance a new purchase Try something and realize its not quite for me Have a set up that I've never used so it sits in the house collecting dust.
  542. bob1825

    NIB SKB 7100 TACKLE BOX

    All dogs go to heaven. Period.