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  1. Yellowtail Dan

    Royal Polaris - EPIC 3 day trip July 30 - Aug. 2nd

    That's awesome, I guess I booked the wrong 3-Day on the RP in July. Glad you guys got out and did well
  2. Yellowtail Dan

    Some of us are unable to fish right now

    Everyone's situation is different and we all have to think long and hard about it before we make our decisions. You'll be back on the water soon Soda and that 300lb YFT will be waiting...........might even be 350 with all of the extra time to fatten up on skippies
  3. Yellowtail Dan

    WTB Penn Torque 25NLD2 in Silver

    Go to Amazon and get one, get their credit card and you'll save a $100.00 bucks. $479.00 after the discount. get the reel, pay the card off and cancel it
  4. Yellowtail Dan

    Lost rod/long shot if found Truline TNT

    That sucks, good luck hope someone does the right thing and turns it in
  5. Yellowtail Dan

    WTB Penn Torque 25n star mint

    Do a search, there was a guy selling a never used new in box 25n posted a couple days ago
  6. Yellowtail Dan

    Wth?

    Where's the heavy swell bump when you really need it? Idiot
  7. Yellowtail Dan

    INTRUDER LURES JUST A FLASH IN THE PAN ??

    The great thing about wahoo fishing is and this applies to all lures, colors, boats and fisherman You can be the king one day and the beggar the next. All of us that love to fish for them know the zero to hero factor well. Probably the most humbling type of fishing there is.
  8. Yellowtail Dan

    INTRUDER LURES JUST A FLASH IN THE PAN ??

    I’ve been waiting and will continue to wait until the release. I’ll need one to help feed my wahoo addiction. I may add a Reaper to my arsenal so I can give the surface iron for wahoo a go.
  9. Yellowtail Dan

    Nomad DRX Minow

    That’s funny, those are my two least favorite setups. I drive down in my truck as well and my biggest issue is making my rods fit inside the cab of the truck. I bought a truck with a bigger cab though and it was much better this last time
  10. Yellowtail Dan

    Nomad DRX Minow

    Yes Sir, I haven’t brought a trolling or kite rod in a trip in years. It allows me to bring more wahoo jig/bomb set ups
  11. Yellowtail Dan

    Nomad DRX Minow

    That's the way I've been doing it the last few years, None of my reels even have lugs on them to attach a harness. I might get one and bring just to see how it does though
  12. Yellowtail Dan

    Good Deal on MAK 15 SEA

    I love mine, never understood the issues people have with this model. That’s a hell of a good deal
  13. Yellowtail Dan

    Nomad DRX Minow

    Thanks Steve, I was thinking just buying the harness but I know a lot of guys have moved to FC thinking they swim better. I saw a couple blow up the same way you did on the Excel a couple years back and the crew said it happened often so I've stayed away and just used boat gear when my turn on...
  14. Yellowtail Dan

    Goodbye & Thank You

    Thank you for the 42 years of service. Born and raised in Carlsbad and even though I love the ocean and the lifestyle around it I can't stand what this state is turning into as well. I have a couple more years until my youngest son gets through High school and college and then I'll probably sell...
  15. Yellowtail Dan

    Nomad DRX Minow

    so are you guys using the wire trolling set up or heavy FC to rig these?
  16. Yellowtail Dan

    Nomad DRX Minow

    So what size are you guys getting for trolling for wahoo on the LR boats? I saw a couple of these blow up a fish brand new out of the box a couple years ago and swore I'd never buy one but...........options are kind of limited
  17. Yellowtail Dan

    Nomad DRX Minow

    That's a good question right there. I'd have been a little pissed
  18. Yellowtail Dan

    TORQUE 402SPD/ Advise

    That's a badass little reel
  19. Yellowtail Dan

    TORQUE 402SPD/ Advise

    I have my 40nld2 mounted on a UC80 Predator and fish 60lb on it. I think that's it's sweet spot and the longer rod allows better casting. I have a Mak 16 mounted on my 76 Centaur and love the set up for 80lb but it will handle 100lb if needed I think if you're fishing 80lb or higher you want...
  20. Yellowtail Dan

    Parking at the Point Loma Landings

    I went on a 3 day a couple weeks back that boarded at 11am. I got there at 6am and there was plenty of parking available. I got a prime spot right behind FL behind a tree on a curve, my truck fit great with plenty of room on both sides
  21. Yellowtail Dan

    Proper tipping

    Don't forget to tip the red shirts a little something to. I slip them $40 bucks
  22. Yellowtail Dan

    My world...

    I think you made the right choice. The AA will be there next year and so will the fish. I know we have some guys on my 10 day trip at the end of Nov that are on the fence because of their health concerns This to shall pass, in the mean time enjoy the grandkid
  23. Yellowtail Dan

    Alan Tani scores 93 pound bluefin on little Torque TRQ15LD2

    I agree, the TQ 15XN ld2 is a badass little reel.
  24. Yellowtail Dan

    For Sale “Cube” Tackle Box in American Black Walnut

    Wow, that’s a beautiful box, someone is stoked. Love the color and grain of that wood
  25. Yellowtail Dan

    For Sale United Composites RGP 80 Monster

    I have 2 of these that Jake wrapped for me and it’s a badass blank. Someone scored at that price
  26. Yellowtail Dan

    Makaira 20II SEa suprise while servicing.

    Hello Soup!! WOW, congrats to Mrs B on that prize!!!!Hope you and Mrs B are all well and staying healthy. Send it in to Okuma and they will take care of it for you. I have several Maks and have added a little grease/lube in all of the spots previously mentioned. The Maks are the only reels from...
  27. Yellowtail Dan

    Which Penn Reel For Wahoo?

    the Penn Fathom 25n star drag would be more then enough to be a good Wahoo reel. Nof sure what’s out there in that size for a star drag
  28. Yellowtail Dan

    Proper tipping

    I start at 20% and go up or down from there. My tip amount has nothing to do with the amount of fish caught
  29. Yellowtail Dan

    5 vs 3 day Fishing Nov 2020

    You stay outside the protected area, we just were down there on the RP with some of the other boats
  30. Yellowtail Dan

    5 vs 3 day Fishing Nov 2020

    A 5 day trip gives you the time to go to the Lupe . November is a great time to go there. 3 days is San Martin or local waters
  31. Yellowtail Dan

    Cal Football Players Make Demands

    That's funny coming from Cal's football program. The only athletic program at Cal that should be making demands is their Rugby program. The rest are all mediocre or worse
  32. Yellowtail Dan

    Making the Fathoms in the US

    There it is!!! You guys should have all bought the Torque star drags when they were in production if Made in the USA was that important. They'd probably still be getting made in the USA instead of discontinued due to low sales. Everyone flocked to the cheaper Fathom because of the lower retail...
  33. Yellowtail Dan

    Oceanside Tackle Shops

    Ken’s down in the harbor. My go to for many years now
  34. Yellowtail Dan

    Tips on Long Range

    I always tip with a check. I just sign and fill in the amount and they fill in their name when they divide the pile. The amount is based on service level of the Captain and crew and has nothing to do with the fishing, quantity of fish or size. it starts at 20% and can go either way
  35. Yellowtail Dan

    Royal Polaris 3-Day

    I had fun and wouldn’t hesitate going again. Weather was great and it was just good to get out and try out some of the new gear. Those new UC GP blanks are badass
  36. Yellowtail Dan

    Royal Polaris 3-Day

    My bad, Post corrected. It was the Mutu Light circle hooks. I had one open up on a 12-15lb yellow. Cut it off threw in the trash and tied on another one which is in the picture below next to an unused hook. It straightened on the first Bite right at hook set. I was fishing 30lb mono top shots...
  37. Yellowtail Dan

    Royal Polaris 3-Day

    Well......................it was a fun trip and great to be out on the water again even if it was only for 3 days. Roy and his team worked hard and the boat was top notch especially with 20 anglers for the trip. Everyone wore their masks as directed for loading, fishing and off loading and all...
  38. Yellowtail Dan

    Anyone fish the new Cavalla yet?

    I have a 12, it’s a decent reel. Didn’t like it for live bait but it was good as a yo yo reel.
  39. Yellowtail Dan

    Which Penn Reel For Wahoo?

    it’s to bad but it is what it is. I just had a blast fishing my Torque 12 on a 3 day on the RP. Didn’t think I needed a 15 but now I have to find one
  40. Yellowtail Dan

    More or Bigger

    I fished it when it was a 12 day. Great boat and crew that works hard
  41. Yellowtail Dan

    Which Penn Reel For Wahoo?

    Thanks for the clarification. Will probably still get the 25nld2 at some point soon. Was eye balling it at Ken’s today
  42. Yellowtail Dan

    Royal Polaris 3-Day

    good deal, see you on the dock
  43. Yellowtail Dan

    Which Penn Reel For Wahoo?

    Why do you need line capacity for wahoo? I’ve never come close to getting halfway into the spectra. Tight drag and turn the fish to the boat and grind on his ass.
  44. Yellowtail Dan

    More or Bigger

    I’ll let you know Saturday when I get back on the RP from a limited load of 20 on a 3 day. I’d be ok with trophy hunting as long as there were some yellowtails on patties mixed in
  45. Yellowtail Dan

    4th of July BFT

    I leave on a 3 day on Wed and had a friend on the Excel 1.5 day on the 4th send me some pictures. I just went back and added my Mak 20 and Viper to the quiver for this trip. You just never know and the worst thing is to be caught wishing you'd brought it. Congrats on a solid trip
  46. Yellowtail Dan

    Which Penn Reel For Wahoo?

    I use the Torque 25n star drag with 65lb braid and a 100yd top shot of 50lb mono. It's a proven wahoo killing setup and in my own opinion the best wahoo reel ever made (yes I have had a Trinidad 40n, it doesn't come close). It just feels and fishes like it was made for this on my Calstar 875H (I...
  47. Yellowtail Dan

    Masks or no masks.

    Book a trip and go or choose to not go. You can either assume everyone will follow the posted rules or assume they won't. You have a decision to make one way or the other. I'm getting on a boat Wed for 3 days, decision made.
  48. Yellowtail Dan

    Masks or no masks.

    Well said Jeff!!
  49. Yellowtail Dan

    Masks or no masks.

    Are you booked on a trip or just looking to stir things up?
  50. Yellowtail Dan

    Commemorative PENN International 50VISW

    That's pretty badass right there!!!
  51. Yellowtail Dan

    Good Bait lost Captain Tomahawk

    #5 Joe Crisci is our new Captain, he was the Captain on the Qualifier 105 and the Red Rooster. He's been long line tuna fishing since the Q-105 days. Tomahawk Sportfishing (619)909-6079 http://www.tomahawksportfishing.net
  52. Yellowtail Dan

    Good Bait lost Captain Tomahawk

    So you're butt hurt because you didn't catch fish? I guess you forgot its a big ocean and some days you win and some days you lose. Pretty shitty to slam a Captain when you didn't even have the balls to ask him his name. If the Captain is who I think it was, he has a LONG track record and...
  53. Yellowtail Dan

    Shogun 1.5 day with Wife, Son, and fishing Buddies

    That's awesome for you and the family. Great memories for all
  54. Yellowtail Dan

    Gruesome Newsom at it again...

    I've been saying that we're heading for a civil war for years. We're doing the slow spiral down the shit sink drivin by a currupt political system with term limits only for the President (stupidest thing ever) and business outright owning these career politicians to drive their own agenda. If...
  55. Yellowtail Dan

    Gruesome Newsom at it again...

    Great Movie, even my 16 year old son loves it
  56. Yellowtail Dan

    Gruesome Newsom at it again...

    You’d have to be ignorant to believe there was only that one person without one. What about all of the bodies touching, bumping into each other, fixing their masks and touching their faces then other people?
  57. Yellowtail Dan

    Gruesome Newsom at it again...

    So you're saying we should blindly just do what the politicians tell us to do without questioning them just to keep them happy?.....................................Well aren't you just a special kind of stupid.
  58. Yellowtail Dan

    Gruesome Newsom at it again...

    Quiet, that kind of crazy thinking could start riots....................................
  59. Yellowtail Dan

    6/30 Mussel Farm

    I bet it wasn't on an 18lb fish plus those fish at the stones have BIG shoulders.
  60. Yellowtail Dan

    6/30 Mussel Farm

    To funny. Can't get the weight right and is getting his balls busted for outing a spot. As if 1-23 wasn't bad enough
  61. Yellowtail Dan

    Anyone fish the new Cavalla yet?

    I plan on testing my 12 out extensively next week to see if I keep it or list it. I'm on the RP 3 day so it will see action
  62. Yellowtail Dan

    Honey, I'm HOME

    I ordered a bunch of fish form Catalina seafood and had it shipped to my Mom in Vegas a few weeks back and she loved it. Sent an email to them thanking them and Tommy and found out a week or two later he was no longer with them. Glad he's back on BD
  63. Yellowtail Dan

    Polaris Supreme Early Sept 8 day limited load Spots available

    Great time frame on a boat whose Captain has a long history of being the first big score on the wahoo
  64. Yellowtail Dan

    Honey, I'm HOME

    Only sometimes when my thumbs don't get in the way
  65. Yellowtail Dan

    Honey, I'm HOME

    Cool, now I can stop searching for his videos on what's for sale down on the dock on the weekends
  66. Yellowtail Dan

    Statewide fishing closure for CA could be next

    I think you might have missed your meds before you went to bed?
  67. Yellowtail Dan

    Statewide fishing closure for CA could be next

    With my luck our dip shit of a dumb ass Gov is going to close fishing before my trip leaves on the 8th. Fucking duesch pickle and his tired old prune face of a mother in law
  68. Yellowtail Dan

    it's legal to trade whole BF for fishing gear ?

    I used to bring the owner of a sushi restaurant I used to go to fresh caught, iced and bled Bonita all the time. My checks never matched my orders for some reason.
  69. Yellowtail Dan

    For Sale Pelagic shirts and gear

    Pelagic has a bunch of stuff on clearance sales....
  70. Yellowtail Dan

    Shogun 6/19-6/27 First Wahoo of the season

    Good boat to be on when the weather is snotty. Always good to finish off June with wahoo at the rocks. Hopefully they hold and start to build. In volume
  71. Yellowtail Dan

    Law enforcement down at the docks

    A noose with a well tied SD jam knot
  72. Yellowtail Dan

    RP Report

    Looking forward to getting on the boat on the 8th for 3 days
  73. Yellowtail Dan

    AA Trip Report

    I had that dream once............someday hopefully
  74. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD Large SKB tackle box with rod holders...LOADED!!soldsoldsold

    Fuck, how did so miss this? What did this go for if you don’t mind me asking?
  75. Yellowtail Dan

    AA Trip Report

    Alijos yellows = combat fishing especially on the yo yo jig or dropper loop. Lot of fun but it kicks your ass after a couple back to back fish.
  76. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD UNITED COMPOSITES GP80 (MONSTER)

    Beautiful rod, I'd buy it but............I just got two of these from Jake. Can't believe how light these rods are even with the full wrap and reel seat. GLWS
  77. Yellowtail Dan

    Mak 10 vs Alijos 15

    Get the Mak 10, it’s a badass little reel I’ve yft up to 130lbs with mine no problem
  78. Yellowtail Dan

    Royal Polaris 3-Day

    Anyone on the 3-day trip that leaves on 7/8? It’s a limited load trip with 20 passengers. Single riders get their own stateroom. I just signed up for it today, one spot left
  79. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD UNITED COMPOSITES 76 CENTAUR RAIL ROD

    Jake does an amazing job and this is a beauty. Just got my 3 new rods from him this week Buy with confidence,
  80. Yellowtail Dan

    Okuma Andros 12SIIa with/out Proof of purchase

    I wouldn't think it would be a problem. There have been so many issues with those reels they'll know exactly what needs fixed
  81. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD UNITED COMPOSITES 76 CENTAUR RAIL ROD

    maybe you should tell them that?
  82. Yellowtail Dan

    Drags no good on TWO brand new Alijos???!!!

    I had a brand new Android that seized up when Ken was filling it with spectra. Come to find out it was an issue with them. Okuma stepped up And sent me a brand new Cavalla to replace it. They fix them or make it right
  83. Yellowtail Dan

    WHICH ALIJOS FOR 50LB. LINE

    I have mine filled with 60lb hollow with a loop so I can change out top shots quick. This fish was on 50lb BHP Blackwater loop to loop wind on. Zero issues with the reel on this size fish and I Caught a few on it as well with my Mak 15 fishing 60lb windons. I liked them so much I picked up a...
  84. Yellowtail Dan

    Makaira 50ii SEa too big?

    You’ve got way to much reel for that rod. I have a Mak 16 on my 76 Centaur
  85. Yellowtail Dan

    Waterproof or Water Repellent Shorts

    It’s like sex, just get wet and enjoy it
  86. Yellowtail Dan

    Okuma Makaira 15t vs Shimano Talica 20ii

    Yellowfin what????? Anyone that has caught both fish will tell you YFT pull much harder pound for pound then a bluefin. Look at the difference in size of the tails
  87. Yellowtail Dan

    WTB set up for beginner

    I would take Jim up on his offer, his gear is pristine. I've got an Accurate 870 loaded with 65lb spectra and a 40lb top shot I can let go cheap if needed. It works great outside of the clicker not working. PM me if interested
  88. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD UNITED COMPOSITES 76 CENTAUR RAIL ROD

    I would be very careful when buying rods from Jake. It can become addictive. Not that I know anything about that......... Another beauty Jake, where do you get the time to turn these out?
  89. Yellowtail Dan

    Which Long Range Boat and why?

    That’s funny, I always ask for the room up on the Bow on the AA. Never had an issue with it and we got our asses kicked coming home in Dec two years ago
  90. Yellowtail Dan

    Any ideas on yellowtail and small tuna reels under 200

    You can get quality used reels loaded with spectra for under $200 bucks here in the classifieds as well as places like SDTT. For star drag reels there are a lot of options with some old school stand outs that have killed a lot of local fish.
  91. Yellowtail Dan

    WHICH ALIJOS FOR 50LB. LINE

    I’d get the Mak 10 instead for the Lupe for 50lb. Works great for me there
  92. Yellowtail Dan

    Mexican tiger wrap

    Viva La Raza!!!! looks great on that blank
  93. Yellowtail Dan

    Woefully Underprepared - 60lb to 100lb Tuna

    Just curious as to what you were fishing that you were so under gunned on 60-100lb fish? Fathom's are great inexpensive options
  94. Yellowtail Dan

    UC CENTAUR TO HEAVY FOR 60LB

    My wallet and rod rack can vouch for Jake and his skills and opinion on the UC lineup
  95. Yellowtail Dan

    Why aren’t there more limited load trips now?

    17 people makes for a LOT of room on the rail
  96. Yellowtail Dan

    Captain Jiimy's Wahoo Bombs

    I grind them fast. I use a Penn Torque 25n with the 6-1 ratio. Same as when I fish a bomb
  97. Yellowtail Dan

    Captain Jiimy's Wahoo Bombs

    The shitty thing about fishing bombs or jigs for wahoo is by the time you think you’ve covered all your bases you’ve spent a small fortune and you box (s) now weigh a ton. Lot’s of great advice above Everyone’s covered the bombs pretty well. I bring a couple in each color. They aren’t my go to...
  98. Yellowtail Dan

    Why aren’t there more limited load trips now?

    It's funny how we all do what she tells us to no questions asked
  99. Yellowtail Dan

    Why aren’t there more limited load trips now?

    Probably right but at least then he'd be believable. Also not a good idea to come on and spout off about guys not wearing them if they're supposed to. Right on par with posting about fishing certain Islands. Things people should keep to themselves and sadly don't.
  100. Yellowtail Dan

    Why aren’t there more limited load trips now?

    Like I said, just here to stir shit up. Post pictures of any violations you saw please and report them to the boat. Just make sure people are actually not following the rules You must have really wanted to get back on BD and stir the pot.
  101. Yellowtail Dan

    How much for a custom wrap?

    Custom wraps are like beer. It all depends what goes into it and what you want to come out of it
  102. Yellowtail Dan

    Why aren’t there more limited load trips now?

    Where do you get from me agreeing that he's a troll means I won't comply with the boat I rides rules? All the two of you idiots are doing is stirring shit up just to stir shit up. If there were rule s being broken why no pictures? All we have is this new guys post saying this is true. Brings to...
  103. Yellowtail Dan

    UC CENTAUR TO HEAVY FOR 60LB

    I fish my 40nld2 loaded with 65lb solid to a 60lb top shot on a UC 80 Predator. I use my 76 Centaur as an 80lb stick with a Mak 16. Different strokes, go with what fits your style of fishing
  104. Yellowtail Dan

    San Diego 6 packs

    Jamie and Seasons Sportfishing out of Fishermans Landing
  105. Yellowtail Dan

    Long Range Reopening Plan

    I'll take Bloodydecks over CNN 7 days a week and twice on Sunday.
  106. Yellowtail Dan

    Why aren’t there more limited load trips now?

    I think if that were to be the direction long range fishing went with passenger counts you'd see over half the boats go out of business. I'm with Jeff, I'd travel South and fish the boats out of Mexico for big fish
  107. Yellowtail Dan

    Advice on fishing small circle hooks

    I haven't bent or broke any but I did pull a couple on that trip. One was my fault on 60lb on the first fish I hooked in the early am. It was a nice fish hooked on 60lb that I was on for a while and just pushed it to hard when it was straight up and down up on the bow. Who knows on the other...
  108. Yellowtail Dan

    Advice on fishing small circle hooks

    I sent the same order into John a couple weeks back and got them fast. Great service We had some guys using the smaller Charlie Brown circle hooks on my last trip to the Lupe in December and they did very well. It's a good quality hook so I'm going to have them for that pick bite option. I've...
  109. Yellowtail Dan

    Intrepid Guadalupe Permits

    Give the boat a call. Best place to get the answer. There seems to always be so much back and forth about Lupe permits. Who does, who doesn't and then the inevitable "code group" talk starts
  110. Yellowtail Dan

    2 Fishing Knots You Should Know – Beginner & Pro

    The Palomar up to 30lb and San Diego for everything after
  111. Yellowtail Dan

    Accurate Boss 270 info

    It's an older model that if maintained makes a great 30lb reel. I have one that I had listed that's in excellent shape and loaded with spectra for $200 and no bites. Might be better off keeping it and fishing it depending on what you have in it
  112. Yellowtail Dan

    BREAKING NEWS: San Diego Party Boats have the green light to run NOW!

    Hell Yeah!!! Glad to see the guys able to get back to work
  113. Yellowtail Dan

    Long Range Reopening Plan

    I’ve seen It from a couple boats. .Jamie and Seasons posted it on their Facebook page as did Let's Talk Hookup
  114. Yellowtail Dan

    red rooster 3 and the city counsel

    I promise you driving in the Bay area early in the am or after 3pm is more dangerous.
  115. Yellowtail Dan

    Antifa Getting Their Ass Kicked

    I kind of liked it. Bitches in masks getting dropped
  116. Yellowtail Dan

    red rooster 3 and the city counsel

    So then don’t sign the waiver and stay home. Easy peasy right? Basically you made his point. If it’s that big a deal to you then you have the choice to stay home, for those that it isn’t they can sign the dotted line and go Everyone owns their own decisions and reasons and has the freedom to...
  117. Yellowtail Dan

    Long Range Reopening Plan

    Yep, nailed it. Something about the keyboard at just get some to some folks. Take a deep breath and walk away from it. Close your eyes and say a Prayer for the country and the RR3 that they get Tom leave as scheduled
  118. Yellowtail Dan

    New forum in the classifieds Vintage Tackle

    According to some but only if they're made in Long Beach on the 4th Thursday of the month but only on odd numbered days. It helps if there was a full moon to. It adds to the mystique
  119. Yellowtail Dan

    New forum in the classifieds Vintage Tackle

    So I won't have to wade through all of the ads for the over priced "vintage Seeker" blanks anymore? Sweet
  120. Yellowtail Dan

    Which Long Range Boat and why?

    If you want a stable ride and want to start on shorter trips the Shogun is tough to beat. It’s as stable a platform as there is and from what I’ve seen the guys that own it now have put a lot of money and improvements since the last time I fished it a couple few years back
  121. Yellowtail Dan

    Rioters are cheaper than protesters? WTF!!

    Bean bag rounds out of a 12 gauge and water cannons. As long as they stay the fuck away from me and mine
  122. Yellowtail Dan

    Are masks a deal breaker?

    If Lori sends me an email telling me I have to wear a mask or knock gaitor I will. I think it's pointless like lipstick on a pig but if that's what it takes so be it
  123. Yellowtail Dan

    United composites rod

    Lot's of great thoughts and suggestions on which rod to choose. I have an 80 Terminator, 80 Predator and the new RGP 80 Monster which I have not fished yet to be transparent. My go to wahoo bomb and jig throwing sticks are the Calstar 875H. I have 2 just for this purpose. You're not going to...
  124. Yellowtail Dan

    Which Long Range Boat and why?

    Art runs a great operation on the mid-range trips and that boat fishes very well
  125. Yellowtail Dan

    Factory wrap vs. Custom wrap

    I prefer custom built rods because mine are different then anyone else’s and I can find them fast if needed and if someone were dumb enough to try and take one or more I’d own his ass. Can’t say that about factory wraps. There is also the the fact I get better components on a custom built rod
  126. Yellowtail Dan

    Which Long Range Boat and why?

    I've been Blessed and never had what I would call a bad trip or an issue with any of the boats I've been on. Everyone fits with folks differently. I personally really like fishing with the guys on the American Angler. Brian and Ray along with Lori in the office run a great operation and the crew...
  127. Yellowtail Dan

    Ignoring Members

    Since when did it become ok to talk about politics on BD?
  128. Yellowtail Dan

    2020 fishing license good for 2021!?!?!?

    New some only knows one way and that’s to screw Californians. He’s scrounging for money to sue for water now all the while he keeps blowing money on that stupid train
  129. Yellowtail Dan

    Long Range Reopening Plan

    I would jump on if I could. The wife just had a hip replacement done yesterday so I’m land locked for a while. Hope it goes and you guys kill it
  130. Yellowtail Dan

    MORE FOR YELLOW TAIL DAN..

    I liked them so much I ordered another GP 80 Monster. Trading out most of my Calstars for the UC lineup. Jake's work just feeds the addiction If any of you are looking for custom wrapped rods Jake does amazing work and gets them done as planned
  131. Yellowtail Dan

    MORE FOR YELLOW TAIL DAN..

    I came to grips with that a long time ago......even my wife just accepts it now
  132. Yellowtail Dan

    MORE FOR YELLOW TAIL DAN..

    and wahoo and Lupe YTF
  133. Yellowtail Dan

    Dive boat conception investigation

    I think I saw him running down the I-5 chasing an ambulance a few weeks ago.
  134. Yellowtail Dan

    MORE FOR YELLOW TAIL DAN..

    Thanks Jake, amazing work as always. Almost completely changed over to the UC blanks. Won’t give up my 875h’s though, proven wahoo killers. The rest though replaced by your works of art
  135. Yellowtail Dan

    Pole for a 15XNLD2.

    I caught an 80lb YFT At the Lupe with one on my GF 700h and it was a solid combo. I think it better matches with a longer rod but it did the job really well
  136. Yellowtail Dan

    Dive boat conception investigation

    RIP, I hope the industry learns from this and changes are made.
  137. Yellowtail Dan

    Pole for a 15XNLD2.

    RGP 80 Mega would be a good match
  138. Yellowtail Dan

    In search of Tiburon SST 16/20/30 1:1.2 low gears

    Ken would have been my best guess
  139. Yellowtail Dan

    Guadalupe island and cow tuna setups..

    Personally I would go with the Penn Torque 2-speeds for the lighter frame reels. They're money out of the box and Penn supports them with parts and service even if they D/C a model. Some of those others can't say that. For the heavier frame reels Maks and the Penn VISX line up are the industry...
  140. Yellowtail Dan

    Black Widow Avets and Weapons of Pelagic Destruction

    That's a great set up. That reel on a D8 is money. Take a look at adding a T-Bar handle to that reel, it really adds to it. A little more power and it feels much better. Hope you're back on the water soon with tired arms and dead fish in the kill sack
  141. Yellowtail Dan

    Black Widow Avets and Weapons of Pelagic Destruction

    Dammit Man!!!!!!!! That's one to keep, no doubt
  142. Yellowtail Dan

    Guadalupe island and cow tuna setups..

    Charkbait is a good place to shop, especially if you have to do it long distance. Your trip in December unless it’s longer then 10 days won’t take you to cow town so you might want to focus on the set ups you’ll need at the Lupe or at Alijos Rocks. Most of your fishing will be done between 30lb...
  143. Yellowtail Dan

    Black Widow Avets and Weapons of Pelagic Destruction

    So what does the rest of the treasure trove look like?
  144. Yellowtail Dan

    Tackle Ho's, what have you picked up lately?

    I’m on the American Angler trip that leaves 11/29. You can order them from Trophy Tackle’s web site. John is on BD and the will ship
  145. Yellowtail Dan

    Not SD Long Range not even close!

    Baby killers.......... WOW
  146. Yellowtail Dan

    What is this fish called

    I know of one operation that raises stripers in the tanks and once they pull them out they put talapia in it to clean it.
  147. Yellowtail Dan

    What is this fish called

    Ovre cooked shit eater special. They sure have developed a market for tank cleaners
  148. Yellowtail Dan

    Less fortunate could use a hand...

    I've got an Amazon Fire 7 that I was given and have never used. I'm not sure if it would work for him to help out but if it would I can send it to yo to give him. It's been sitting in my room gathering nothing but dust since I brought it home
  149. Yellowtail Dan

    UC900 Reaper Sarape(Mexican blanket)

    That's so nice even this wedo likes. It
  150. Yellowtail Dan

    Who Pointed You to the Blue?

    My Dad, he hated being on the ocean after so many long boat rides in the Marine Corp. He was a career Marine that fought in Korea and did 3 tours in Vietnam Nam. He would drop me off at Helgrens in O'side to ride the half and 3/4 day boats and pick me up. Hated fish but never let that stop him...
  151. Yellowtail Dan

    Fish ID. Carlsbad Lagoon

    That sucks, I grew up fishing those 3 lagoons as a kid every weekend. It's happened before but it takes a long time for the fish population to bounce back
  152. Yellowtail Dan

    California lock down.

    We can only Hope and Pray that happens................and vote
  153. Yellowtail Dan

    Small circle hooks... what works??

    The Mutu lights are not good above 30lb test. I’ve bent and broke them on local yellowtail. Not a fan of them at all Try Charlie Brown circle hooks. They’re smaller same size comparison then Owners and made a big difference at the Lupe last year. We were fishing 1/0 on 40lb and 50lb set ups and...
  154. Yellowtail Dan

    8 day weather

    You’re probably going to be fine going and while you’re there but it will probably be a little bumpy coming home. I always loved the June 8 day trips
  155. Yellowtail Dan

    Low to mid budget rods

    Shop the classified section on BD. You can get some top end rods at great prices. Used but with a LOT of fish left in them to catch
  156. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD UNITED COMPOSITES GP80 MONSTER

    Somebody please buy this so I don’t
  157. Yellowtail Dan

    Down to wahoo

    Miss B representing!! I can’t believe your out of YT. The King of the dropper loop.....never Hope you guys are well Souo, tell Miss B Hello for me please
  158. Yellowtail Dan

    Down to wahoo

    Snook is one of my bucket list fish. That looks amazing
  159. Yellowtail Dan

    Down to wahoo

    I used the last of my wahoo for enchiladas with green sauce. All I have left in the freezer is YFT
  160. Yellowtail Dan

    Less fortunate could use a hand...

    Yes, Thank You Alby!!!
  161. Yellowtail Dan

    For Sale Accurate 870’s and 270 for sale

    Thanks brother, hope you and the family are all well and safe
  162. Yellowtail Dan

    Padres Throwback colors

    Hang a Star on that one!!!!!
  163. Yellowtail Dan

    Calstar equivalent to Seeker 2x4

    I have a 770xh and a 770xxh, both are good if you like the 7ft rods. I did trade up to a 76 Viper though after pulling on one. Now the 770's pretty much stay at home, good blanks but I preferred the action and length of the Viper I'd be open to sell one if you're looking. They're all custom...
  164. Yellowtail Dan

    For Sale Makaira 15 2 speed -Gunmetal

    Great Lupe reel for fishing 50-60lb. GLWS
  165. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD UNITED COMPOSITES GP80 MONSTER

    I'm leaning towards my Mak 8, finesse Lupe set up for mine
  166. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD Watch out for Boat0501 BETTY AND NICKS HAL 732 606 3451

    You're an idiot and the more you type the more it shows. The stuff Jim sells is pristine
  167. Yellowtail Dan

    Long Range Reopening Plan

    Anyone notice the country that most benefits from this virus outbreak is the one where it started? Now they get cheap oil to build all of the cheap shit people have to buy now. Plus they're banking on all of the medicine and medical supplies. I don't believe in that many coincidences all lining...
  168. Yellowtail Dan

    GP80 Monster for Peter

    Wow, that's one hell of a work of art. You guys are amazing with this stuff.
  169. Yellowtail Dan

    Reel selection help

    Understood, find a gold Penn Torque 25n star drag with the 4.8 gear ratio. Great jig stick reel with the drag to test that blank
  170. Yellowtail Dan

    Reel selection help

    I would go with a Fathom 25n, save some duckets and get a great reel for that price and theat blank
  171. Yellowtail Dan

    Just bored, what calstars do you own?

    Not as many G/F's as I used to 1 800m 2 700h's 2 700xh's 2 875h's 2 770xh's 1 770xxh
  172. Yellowtail Dan

    GP TERMINATOR AND PREDATOR FOR STEVE

    The dude has skills, those blues pop
  173. Yellowtail Dan

    Tackle Ho's, what have you picked up lately?

    That wood is beautiful. It’s like a Long Island Ice Tea. Real pretty to look and guaranteed to bring a bad headache
  174. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD UNITED COMPOSITES GP80 MONSTER

    He does and there’s always room for just one more......
  175. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD UNITED COMPOSITES GP80 MONSTER

    Some one needs to jump on this with the boats opening up and bluefin to be caught
  176. Yellowtail Dan

    Guadalupe Island reels

    You’re absolutely right and it’s the chance you take there. Especially when you go with the smaller reels. If it’s a picky bite it’s worth taking that chance
  177. Yellowtail Dan

    Royal Polaris re-opening plan May 8th

    As smart a business man as Frank is you have to know he has covered all of his bases especially the Insurance part. He might have had to pay more but you know for a fact he has it covered.
  178. Yellowtail Dan

    Royal Polaris re-opening plan May 8th

    In the end you can either accept it and sign Or you can stand on the dock and watch them leave and stay home. Your choice, I respect it either way Don’t like the terminology....oh well
  179. Yellowtail Dan

    Royal Polaris re-opening plan May 8th

    Again it comes down to the simple basic fact. The boats will do all they can do within reason to make an impossible environment as virus free as possible. In the end it's up to you as an individual whether you go or don't. It's not the boats responsibly to promise the impossible. None of us is...
  180. Yellowtail Dan

    Sportboats are to Remain at dock

    Well said Sir
  181. Yellowtail Dan

    Shut Down of 2020 Fishing Season?

    This is beginning more and more to look like a control issue for our dear useless gov newsome and his leash holder pelosi.
  182. Yellowtail Dan

    Less fortunate could use a hand...

    Sent you a PM
  183. Yellowtail Dan

    Tackle Ho's, what have you picked up lately?

    I just ordered some small Charlie Brown hooks for the Lupe in December. Time to give them a try
  184. Yellowtail Dan

    Update from the American Angler

    I just paid my trip off, figured fug it. Show some faith and hopefully find another trip with the AA
  185. Yellowtail Dan

    Less fortunate could use a hand...

    I can do the PayPal to you if that works
  186. Yellowtail Dan

    Less fortunate could use a hand...

    That makes 2 of us
  187. Yellowtail Dan

    Calstar Grafighter 875XH blank info?

    I'd be ok with the kidney and the cash but let's leave the nuts out of this
  188. Yellowtail Dan

    Calstar Grafighter 875XH blank info?

    if’s going to be stiff as all get out. Great blank but for 15-22lbs of drag over kill. The Predator is built for that. I fish mine with a Penn 40nld2 loaded with 65lb solid to a 60lb top shot with between 15-20lbs of drag with no issues
  189. Yellowtail Dan

    Calstar Grafighter 875XH blank info?

    I'd stay away from that blank for what you're doing if it was me. You might want to look at the Predator 80 at those drag settings
  190. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD Penn Torque 40NLD2*

    For the record I shit purple stars. Just wanted to clear that up
  191. Yellowtail Dan

    Stripper schooling Los Cerritos channel?

    You're gonna want to wash that lure carefully before you take it home and the wife sees/smells it
  192. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD Penn Torque 40NLD2*

    If I didn't already have one I'd jump this one. Jim's gear is as well kept as you'll buy here
  193. Yellowtail Dan

    What rod for an Okuma Andros 12iiA

    The Alijos wasn’t out when this happened and the price points on the Andros and Cavallla were about the same with the Cavalla a little more expensive so I was ok with it.
  194. Yellowtail Dan

    UC Rod for Mak 15T, Predator vs Raptor

    I have the 80 ad it's a great blank
  195. Yellowtail Dan

    Update from the American Angler

    Thanks Guys!! Stay healthy and safe and we'll see you hopefully sooner rather than later. Prayers you guys are all ok and getting by while this sorts itself out. Daniel
  196. Yellowtail Dan

    Long Range Sea Lion

    Should have taken him out when they had the chance.
  197. Yellowtail Dan

    What rod for an Okuma Andros 12iiA

    If you got it filled and had or have any issues then you should be fine. Supposedly Okuma fixed it or addressed on later production models. It's a good reel if it works and stoked for you yours does. I'm curious to see how the Cavalla does for me, wasn't one I would have bought but it feels like...
  198. Yellowtail Dan

    What rod for an Okuma Andros 12iiA

    I would get it filled up with spectra first and hope it doesn't seize up. I bought one last year and was getting it filled at Ken's the day before my trip left last December and it got so hot it seized up about 20% into it. Come to find out from Ken this was an issue with these reels. Put it in...
  199. Yellowtail Dan

    For Sale Clean TRInidad 20a for that ass...

    Might be one of the best for sale ads yet. GLWS
  200. Yellowtail Dan

    Guadalupe Island reels

    It's probably already been said but the 15xnld2 is a badass little 40lb reel for the Lupe. Fill it with 40lb or 50lb spectra and a longer flouro top shot and it's more then up to the challenge of the 60lb-100lb fish there
  201. Yellowtail Dan

    Penn vs Okuma vs Shimano vs Accurate

    I have a Mak 15 and a Penn Torque 40nld2 and prefer either to the 15T. Check out the Penn Torques, they're better reels then the Talicas in my opinion.
  202. Yellowtail Dan

    Floro other than seaguar?

    I’ve got a bunch of Basil’s Blackwater wind on leaders that I’m almost afraid to use. Everyone that goes takes me one step closer to having to find a new brand
  203. Yellowtail Dan

    New Captain on the Tomahawk

    That’s a good pick up for that boat.
  204. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD UNITED COMPOSITES GP80 MONSTER

    Take your time Jake, I'm in no hurry and know that kind of work takes time.
  205. Yellowtail Dan

    Kite fishing on LR boats

    Use the boat rod and save money and having to bring a rod you’ll Barely use on that length trip
  206. Yellowtail Dan

    5-3 9 mile report

    smoked bonito is one of my favorites. Used to get it at the old fish market in O’sidr harbor when I was a kid when we came back in from the half day trips
  207. Yellowtail Dan

    UC GP76 PREDATOR FOR MATT

    Thread work on point, colors really pop
  208. Yellowtail Dan

    For Sale BNIB penn torque 15 star drag black

    check EBay, there is one for sale there now
  209. Yellowtail Dan

    Governor Targets Orange County

    Newsome's a moppet and complete shill for nancy pig face pelosi. Fuck him
  210. Yellowtail Dan

    Newsom to Announce Closure of All Beaches and CA State Parks

    The only way any of this ever changes in Ca is if/when the 3 cities in Ca, San Francisco, LA and Sacramento roll into the ocean and vanish. The population density and dipshit liberal voters there will continue to vote these idiots into office for the rest of the state that doesn't have enough...
  211. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD UNITED COMPOSITES GP80 MONSTER

    That one goes straight to the top as one of the best yet. Marbling looks killer in those colors
  212. Yellowtail Dan

    Newsom to Announce Closure of All Beaches and CA State Parks

    You know my Dad was a State trooper and I've always told my kids to just listen to the Police, show respect and you won't have any issues....................... Then I see a post like this from a dumbass with little mans syndrome and I shake my head and understand why kids don't trust the...
  213. Yellowtail Dan

    Shut Down of 2020 Fishing Season?

    Beautiful place, hope it all gets squared away soon. To many people suffering on so many levels
  214. Yellowtail Dan

    Another Filet Knife thread

    Forschner 8in breaking knife is and will always be my go to. No need to change or play with other brands
  215. Yellowtail Dan

    Shut Down of 2020 Fishing Season?

    Give up fishing, sell your gear and pick up computer chess as a hobby. you’ll be much happier....
  216. Yellowtail Dan

    Refund Policies On Trips COVID-19? Lets have the conversation and not radio silence.

    Here are a couple of suggestions for you to ease your obvious issues Buy your own boat, this will enable you to have all of the answers Grow a pair and learn how to use the phone instead of crying out for attention on BD Start a Long Range therapy group. That way all of your whining will be...
  217. Yellowtail Dan

    Refund Policies On Trips COVID-19? Lets have the conversation and not radio silence.

    If you have a trip booked and a deposit down on a trip just call the boat and talk to them one on one instead of posting this shit here asking a bunch of people that don't have any anymore answers then the boats. All you're doing is making stupid demands and trying to grandstand like a complete...
  218. Yellowtail Dan

    Picking My 1st LR Boat For a 3-Day

    Hard to make a bad or poor choice for a trip of that length. Most of the true long range boats also offer a couple 3 day trips during the year. The American Angler has a couple and you can't do better than Brian, Ray, Lori and the crew. If I was booking a 3 day trip on a boat that specializes...
  219. Yellowtail Dan

    3 FOR MIKE

    Beautiful work Jake, those flags look killer with that thread work
  220. Yellowtail Dan

    Can Your Main Line Be Too Thin?

    I just bought a used Mak 8 and sent it to Ken to get filled with 50lb solid to use at the Lupe. I think its a great reel for that place
  221. Yellowtail Dan

    2 more quarantine builds.

    I think she should stick with the Pink, that looks pretty damn cool.
  222. Yellowtail Dan

    Jacking a Jack Fish

    I saw this one there to, pretty crazy dock fishing
  223. Yellowtail Dan

    Why must I cry these tears from mine eyes

    Yep, you just get the bill earlier then your kids and grandkids do. At least my two oldest sons got a check. I’m sure I’ll see some kind of crazy tax increase when I have mine done next year to start paying for this Nothing is free especially money from the Gov.
  224. Yellowtail Dan

    Interes

    I don’t think to many people are going to pay $6,000 to go on a 10 day trip to fish with 14 guys to observe any type of mandates that dictate that. If it comes to that which I don’t think it will. If it does then then the fishing industry out of SD is dead for most boats and owners. Let’s face...
  225. Yellowtail Dan

    Interes

    I'm sorry the thought of being able to social distance on a boat is foolish. To David's point there is no way it could work when fish are hooked gaffed coming over the rail, guys at the bait tank or just plain rigging up their gear. There is also the issue of how to run the galley feeding 6...
  226. Yellowtail Dan

    UNited Compsite Rods

    I fish a Torque 40nld2 on mine and work really well together, almost like they were made for each other.
  227. Yellowtail Dan

    Allowed on LR boats?

    Heck yeah, you can fish it from the stationary bike on the sundeck
  228. Yellowtail Dan

    So who's hoarding all the black Torque SD's?

    It's a must have upgrade in my opinion.
  229. Yellowtail Dan

    Ken's Custom Reels is closed. WTF

    They’re there working on reels but the shop is closed. They take Mondays off. All I can say is I called twice yesterday and Ken picked up right away.
  230. Yellowtail Dan

    Ken's Custom Reels is closed. WTF

    Call him and he’ll take care of you. I talked to Ken twice yesterday and sent him 5 reels to work on. If you can’t pick them up he’ll ship them to you. He’s closed for sales but still doing reel repair. You need to take a deep breath before you start spewing bullshit and hitting the panic button
  231. Yellowtail Dan

    For Sale Accurate 870’s and 270 for sale

    I’m in Roseville, shipping is about $10 bucks
  232. Yellowtail Dan

    Shimano Talica vs Accurate Valiant

    Stay away from the gold Penns then, not as bad as some but still scratch. The silver ones are money though
  233. Yellowtail Dan

    Shimano Talica vs Accurate Valiant

    No worries, enjoy the Talica, they're good reels and were a big step up for Shimano. Take a look at the Penn Torque line up when you get a chance if you haven't already. You might like them, I have a couple and love them
  234. Yellowtail Dan

    How would you fish these penn setups for an 8 day

    The first 3 look like 40lb, 50lb and 60lb set ups, at least thats how I would fish them. I can't help you with the two spinning combos, not my thing The 875xxh is a good wahoo stick especially for that time of year, I'd fish it with a 25n for jigs and bombs. I use two 875h's with Torque 25n's...
  235. Yellowtail Dan

    For Sale Accurate 870’s and 270 for sale

    I have 2 870’s with the waffle handles and a 270 also with a waffle handle for sale. All 3 have been serviced by Ken since last use and have fresh 100yd mono top shots of 40lb on 870’s (65lb jb solid spectra) and 30lb (50lb jb solid spectra) on the 270. They all work great and are cosmetically...
  236. Yellowtail Dan

    Shimano Talica vs Accurate Valiant

    Where did you get that I implied there weren't Americans working for those companies or that I was being negative about them? The comment was made early in the thread that being made in the USA was important. I pointed out there was another option available besides the 2 being discussed that is...
  237. Yellowtail Dan

    Shimano Talica vs Accurate Valiant

    Just out of curiosity if made in the USA is important and you want a reel with plenty of drag that casts great why not try a Penn Torque? They check all of the boxes and you can get them in sliver now and avoid that awful gold color
  238. Yellowtail Dan

    Opinions before I pull the trigger

    I think locally you can get away with something like a Calstar G/F 800M or H to do both. Not ideal for either but would work on local fish as would any star drag reel with a 4.8 gear ratio. The Penn Fatom 25n would be solid if you can get the lower gear ratio. I don't think there is a combo...
  239. Yellowtail Dan

    FREE Beware this scammer!

    You had to know that was coming at some point. It would suck for the honest folks out there but you can't argue the logic behind it
  240. Yellowtail Dan

    Highly figured cherry tackle box for Robert Roncal.

    Brother you got skills!!! Fight On!!
  241. Yellowtail Dan

    "Hidden Pickle"

    Isn't that a prison game!
  242. Yellowtail Dan

    So who's hoarding all the black Torque SD's?

    Nope, just that they were there collecting dust for a while. It was called out on this site a few times as well. I was stunned it lasted as long as it did to be honest. Besides its hard to shop when your out on the water working
  243. Yellowtail Dan

    So who's hoarding all the black Torque SD's?

    I understand. I got off a trip in December of 2018 and was told they had two. got side tracked and checked back about 6 months later and they were still there. Jim "Titan 05" put his up for sale and I grabbed that one instead. They were still there months after that. You might post for one and...
  244. Yellowtail Dan

    So who's hoarding all the black Torque SD's?

    That one was there for a LONGggggggggggggg time
  245. Yellowtail Dan

    So who's hoarding all the black Torque SD's?

    Thanks but not interested in trading The Unicorn for a unicorn. I can be patient, there's a lot of nasty looking gold ones out there that fish the same
  246. Yellowtail Dan

    What does "recovery" look like for the sporties?

    Yes but do you fill your cup with ice by the handfull?
  247. Yellowtail Dan

    What does "recovery" look like for the sporties?

    I always bring stuff for the crew, energy drinks, snacks, beef jerky etc. Always the first bags over the rail when loading so the guys can stash upstairs away form the loading mess. They work hard and this doesn't come off the tip at the end of the trip.
  248. Yellowtail Dan

    a little birdie told me......

    See what happens when people start talking about albi's. You're better off forgetting about them and focusing on BFT and how much fun the yellowtail fishing will be when this is all over
  249. Yellowtail Dan

    Turkey hunting or hunted?

    They get aggressive, we have a shit ton of them here in Roseville. I come home and they're camped out in the yard and won't move. They're fun to fuck with and my dogs love chasing them
  250. Yellowtail Dan

    So who's hoarding all the black Torque SD's?

    No doubt, funny what a little money brings out of hiding. Still looking for a Black 15
  251. Yellowtail Dan

    Long Range shutdown?

    Can I fish it from the sun deck? Might not be a bad thing, more elbow room and might get me outside the tangles
  252. Yellowtail Dan

    Covid 19.... Just follow the money

    I should clarify, I wasn’t referencing big Pharma with take. I know nothing about it other then then like to poison people and get them hooked on their crap I was talking everything else made in China
  253. Yellowtail Dan

    Shut Down of 2020 Fishing Season?

    Take a deep breath and hold it then exhale slowly and relax........we aren't there yet so why waste time worrying about it.
  254. Yellowtail Dan

    Covid 19.... Just follow the money

    Stop buying products made in China. We have no one to blame for this mess but ourselves. The WalMarts of the worlds drove costs down and forced manufacturing over seas to reduce costs. China has the advantage of no environmental controls, labor costs or concerns for peoples quality of life
  255. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD Makaira 30SEa w/ 130lb JB

    Damn, that's a lot less then what I have into mine and it's set up the exact same. Hell of a deal for someone. GLWS
  256. Yellowtail Dan

    Covid 19.... Just follow the money

    My sons and grand kids if I’m lucky enough to have some will be paying for this bailout package their entire lives and that sucks
  257. Yellowtail Dan

    Long Range shutdown?

    The new Jefe will be assigned to a new post soon........guys get thirsty sometimes
  258. Yellowtail Dan

    Okuma makaira compared to penn international

    I have the full line up of Mak's except the 15T which I don't really see a need for. I have a Torque 40nld2 and it's a badass reel especially for 60lb and 80lb if you wanted to. I loaded mine with 65lb solid to a 60lb top shot which I think gives me a better stealth option at a place like the...
  259. Yellowtail Dan

    CX76 Centaur for Brian

    Beauty, very well done
  260. Yellowtail Dan

    WTB Looking for calstar 875xh or 875xxh rods or blanks

    The 875h is the best wahoo blank on the market. I’ve got two that will go with me to my grave These two blanks seem to be hard to find though. You might try Bob Sands, they were having a sale
  261. Yellowtail Dan

    Lets see your favorite landscape photo from a trip

    A couple more. First is our butter smooth run from Ensenada to the Lupe early last December on the Angler and the last couple are from Collins Lake and a camping trip my youngest son I took a couple years back
  262. Yellowtail Dan

    UC GF80 TERMINATOR

    Them are some crazy colors and you made them look great. Great job Jake
  263. Yellowtail Dan

    Lets see your favorite landscape photo from a trip

    Just a couple starting with a corner shot of Clarion and ending with a couple of clowns
  264. Yellowtail Dan

    FREE Beware this scammer!

    That tiger won't ever change its stripes. Total POS
  265. Yellowtail Dan

    What’s the point of a wind on leader?

    What he said and they're a lot quicker and easier to change. I have every rig from 60lb up set up with hollow spectra to a loop so I can fish windons.
  266. Yellowtail Dan

    WTB Torque 25N Lever or Star

    I’ve got a gold one full of braid you can have for $500 plus shipping
  267. Yellowtail Dan

    So who's hoarding all the black Torque SD's?

    There is one for sale on Ebay right now
  268. Yellowtail Dan

    TRADE Penn torque 25n black x2

    Are you open to sell them?
  269. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD Uc RGP80 predator

    Why not call Jamie at Bob Sands Tackle? They're having a big sale and you can get a great deal on a new stick. It's going to be tough to find one for sale here because they're still really new to the mkrt and guys that bought them haven't had a chance to fish them yet
  270. Yellowtail Dan

    The day is fast approaching...

    If you have to ask why this is being blown out of proportion by the media and why they're focusing so much on the negative and why the "ground zeros" are all democrat and liberal strong holds in an election year with a Republican President seeking reelection then you probably need to go back to...
  271. Yellowtail Dan

    Guadalupe Island White Sharks

    Yes, booked again for this year for the 3rd straight year. First year was all at the ridge and all wahoo and smaller school size yft. Last year was all the Lupe and a much better grade tuna
  272. Yellowtail Dan

    So who's hoarding all the black Torque SD's?

    Not me, I only have 4. I do have one of the ugly gold 25n’s though. It fishes the same just ugly as ....... 1-12 1-25n 2-25's
  273. Yellowtail Dan

    Fred Hall Show and Covid-19

    I was there Thursday and no issues and haven't heard of any and I had to fly home so............. Hope everyone made it home and is healthy and safe
  274. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD BLK. Penn Torque Star Drag

    Shit I wish, I'd have both of mine posted for sale in about 2 seconds
  275. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD BLK. Penn Torque Star Drag

    Great reel but it's missing an n so have to pass. GLWS
  276. Yellowtail Dan

    Carlsbad Lagoon open?

    Grew up fishing those lagoons, lot's of fun and fish to be caught there. Put your time in and you'll find them.
  277. Yellowtail Dan

    Happy Resurrection Sunday.

    He has indeed!!
  278. Yellowtail Dan

    GP76 PREDATOR

    Nice!!!
  279. Yellowtail Dan

    Peter cotton tail

    Happy Easter everyone
  280. Yellowtail Dan

    Best Wishes For Pappy

    Saw this the other day, Prayers up for him, his family and friends.
  281. Yellowtail Dan

    Test for Covid-19 before you board

    I have zero plans to cancel my trips and the thought of a test as you board is a joke. You could be clean when you get there and catch a breath of bad air from one of the red shirts or people that hang out at the landings. It won’t show on a test but you’d be a carrier just the same. The boats...
  282. Yellowtail Dan

    UC GP80 Mega

    I don’t know who Tammy is but I know she’s gonna love that. Well done Jake
  283. Yellowtail Dan

    Guadalupe Island White Sharks

    We only lost 2 fish to them on our December trip that I know of (one was mine) and that was first day fishing there on a 10 day. We never had to adjust our fishing to them or put put crazy pressure on the fish to try and land them
  284. Yellowtail Dan

    Flashback Friday Photos: caught on a PENN reel pics

    Here you go wahoo on a Torque 25n star drag and and a chunky Guadalupe YFT on a Torque 15xnld2
  285. Yellowtail Dan

    Fathom 2 lever drag vs torque ld

    I've fished both and own a Torque 40nld2. Both are great for what they are and the price range targeted. As Steve said it all comes down to what you want to spend. I'm a BIG fan of the Torque series and the direction Penn has gone with their new lineups. You can usually find a 40nld2 for sale...
  286. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD Black Penn Torque 25 SD

    Made in Long Beach no doubt as well
  287. Yellowtail Dan

    best reel for a Reaper

    I’d go with a Penn Fathom 25n. Casts great with plenty of drag if needed and won’t break your bank
  288. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD Black Penn Torque 25 SD

    Have two black 25’s already though....and they have upgraded handles
  289. Yellowtail Dan

    For Sale Miscellaneous long range terminal tackle for sale

    Did I read that last sentence correctly? Who am I supposed to steal ideas and techniques from now? GLWS
  290. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD Black Penn Torque 25 SD

    All you guys hoarding the black Penn Torques need to sell them!!!!!
  291. Yellowtail Dan

    Torque 40LD2 and Makaira 15T HELP

    I have my 40nld2 loaded with 65lb solid and a 60lb top shot and fish it on a UC 80 Predator. Don't have the new Mak 15T but I have a Mak 15 and it's loaded with 80lb hollow and a 60lb wind on and fish it on a Calstar GF 700xh. I think you're in good shape
  292. Yellowtail Dan

    Dealing with Nuisance Coyotes

    I would recommend a high powered pellet gun. It won't kill them but it will make them leave rather quickly. We get them coming out along the creeks where I'm at and I've popped a few. My GSD's would rather handle it themselves but that's not worth the risk
  293. Yellowtail Dan

    Tax & License Refunds

    I'm guessing you forgot what website you were on?
  294. Yellowtail Dan

    Tax & License Refunds

    All that money was pissed down a toilet along with the lottery funds for education and the new road gas taxes. They really are building some very nice train bridges for the high speed rail from nowhere to nowhere though
  295. Yellowtail Dan

    Processor leaves the skin on?

    If you ask them to they will. Wahoo sometimes don't make it back in the best shape especially if they're caught early in a trip and there is a lot of rubbing going on in the hold. 5 Star will leave the skin on these fish if they feel they need to. I've never had an issue with it
  296. Yellowtail Dan

    A Happy Passover!

    Well said Jim!!!
  297. Yellowtail Dan

    For Sale ##GEAR STOLEN##PLS HELP# BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR#

    That sucks, hope you get them back. Your renters Ins should cover it but depending on your deductible it may or may not be worth it
  298. Yellowtail Dan

    Tackle Ho's, what have you picked up lately?

    I just added an RGP 80 Monster to my order with Cowman...........I may have a problem but I'm ok with it
  299. Yellowtail Dan

    red rooster boat work

    Lot of great boat yards up there so easy to understand
  300. Yellowtail Dan

    For Sale Calstar GFGR 700H

    Great blank, I have 2 of these and 2 700xh's GLWS
  301. Yellowtail Dan

    [email protected] POP-UPS....

    I'm good with the new site and understand the bills have to be paid bu that shit is annoying. I don't really give a shit about PBS and World of Fire
  302. Yellowtail Dan

    Yellowtail hooks?

    The Gucci wire hooks won't work for heavy dropper loop fishing for big yellows. Use the Mustad 7691 j hooks, as big as you bait allows. You won't straighten one of those out no matter how hard you pull
  303. Yellowtail Dan

    Melton’s Tackle Looted

    That's one
  304. Yellowtail Dan

    Tackle Ho's, what have you picked up lately?

    Fock Me!!!! Winner:urno1:
  305. Yellowtail Dan

    Melton’s Tackle Looted

    So you're saying we shouldn't support the little guys that own tackle shops trying to make an honest living and should only buy from the fucked manufacturers that sell the same items direct to their customers and undercut their business? Step away from the crack pipe before you damage that one...
  306. Yellowtail Dan

    Tackle Ho's, what have you picked up lately?

    RGP 80 MEGA to be wrapped by Cowman when he’s able to get to it. Might add a RCP 80 monster to it Picked up a gold Penn Torque 25n a few weeks back here in the classifieds and a Mak 8sea as well
  307. Yellowtail Dan

    Tom I don’t have a scale but the boxes are 21in 21in square and 11in high. I’d guess weight...

    Tom I don’t have a scale but the boxes are 21in 21in square and 11in high. I’d guess weight between 25-30lbs each I can take one by FedEx in the morning if needed for a cost
  308. Yellowtail Dan

    Hello Tom They’re 18in wheels standard off the 2020 Silverado. I have them in the boxes my new...

    Hello Tom They’re 18in wheels standard off the 2020 Silverado. I have them in the boxes my new wheels came in. I can measure the box if needed
  309. Yellowtail Dan

    For Sale 2020 Silverado Wheels SOLD

    Bump Open to offers as well
  310. Yellowtail Dan

    N 95 masks

    I went to Safeway yesterday (nice porterhouses on sale) and there were gloves thrown on the ground in the parking lot in a couple places. People are such fucking hypocrites when it comes to stuff like this. We're doing our part....right up until it comes to dumping your shit in the lot so some...
  311. Yellowtail Dan

    SUP fisherman arrested

    Sounds like another wack job someone stuck a mic in front of. Her next angle will be to keep humans off the oceans and not eating fish until they can confirm there is no virus in the water or fish.............which will take years just to be safe......
  312. Yellowtail Dan

    Opaleye Fishing....

    Loved catching them as a kid in the lagoon sin Carlsbad
  313. Yellowtail Dan

    Trinidad vs Tesoro?

    Oops
  314. Yellowtail Dan

    Trinidad vs Tesoro?

    If you can find them the Penn Torque star drags are badass reels. I have several for bait fishing and throwing jigs and bombs for wahoo. I sold all of my Trinidad’s years ago, wasn’t worth the price of admission. Lots of good options out there that are less money
  315. Yellowtail Dan

    First time trip to Guadelupe November!

    I use JB but thats just my two cents. There are a lot of good options out there
  316. Yellowtail Dan

    First time trip to Guadelupe November!

    I would load your Mak 10 with 50lb solid. It was my go to reel there in December but mine was filled with hallow. The bait and the bite was geared much more to the thinner solid spectra. I got my share of bites but I had to work a lot harder for them. It’s a great reel for that application. I...
  317. Yellowtail Dan

    UC US80 mega and monster.

    Just ordered the RGP 80 Mega. Only took me a couple weeks after the FHS to make the call
  318. Yellowtail Dan

    This has gotten beyond stupid...

    Feel better now?
  319. Yellowtail Dan

    Trip Roomate from Hell...

    You just ruined salad for me for life on my trips
  320. Yellowtail Dan

    UC US80 mega and monster.

    Great work Jake, I’m still trying to make up my mind between the two in the new line up
  321. Yellowtail Dan

    The Big X stands up!

    Always a solid operation!!
  322. Yellowtail Dan

    Trip Roomate from Hell...

    This read never gets old and still makes me laugh and want to vomit at the same time. I’ve been pretty lucky with roommates over the years.....knock on wood hard and loud
  323. Yellowtail Dan

    Didn't stay home

    And you followed the yellow brick road right to it I'll bet
  324. Yellowtail Dan

    Real seat aluminum or plastic???

    Alps, I have Fuji reel seats on several of my Calstar rods I had built a few years back and I'm not loving them. They want to loosen up no matter how tight I get them and that's not a good thing when you have a fish on. You'd be fine with a rod in that line class most likely. I'm about to order...
  325. Yellowtail Dan

    Support long range fishing now

    I'm leaving my deposits and sending payments as needed, I have plenty of time so not worried about anything yet and if they do get canceled I'll roll them over to other trips. I'll leave the doom and gloom to the folks that have nothing better to do then whine
  326. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD Watch out for Boat0501 BETTY AND NICKS HAL 732 606 3451

    What a POS, dicks like you make things harder on the honest folks just selling stuff.
  327. Yellowtail Dan

    For Sale 2020 Silverado Wheels SOLD

    I have a full set of 2020 Chevy Silverado wheels with the Black bow tie logo for sale with all of the hardware except the pressure sensors. They have less then 300 miles on them and are in as like new as you could hope for. $400.00 takes them or possibly a trade for a reel. These are located...
  328. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD Watch out for Boat0501 BETTY AND NICKS HAL 732 606 3451

    Yep, nailed it. Buyer is just butt hurt because his imagined profit from resale took a hit. Now he's Justin grasping at straws and playing the bitch card
  329. Yellowtail Dan

    First time trip to Guadelupe November!

    Take your biggest reel and nut that thing down. Put the rod on the rail try and keep it level and and turn the handle. If you give them anything they will make you pay. You alrady have great advice above I'll just add to make sure you bring plenty of 40lb Flc and small circle hooks 1 and 2's...
  330. Yellowtail Dan

    Heading home, Corona affects plans

    Hope your surgery was able to be done and everything went well. My wife was scheduled for a hip replacement on April 3rd but had it canceled. They aren't doing any non-essential operations right now in NoCal. Pushed her back to July. Crazy times, be safe everyone
  331. Yellowtail Dan

    A way to pass time. What did you get new??

    Beautiful work on the rods and that box is a work of art. I’d be afraid to take it on a boat
  332. Yellowtail Dan

    BOB SANDS CURBSIDE F.H. CONTINUATION SALE FRIDAY 3-27-20

    So I'm going to ask, does this apply to shipped orders? Even less contact and now waiting to get paid or product picked up
  333. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD (PENDING). UNITED COMPOSITES GP80 PREDATOR

    Nice, now Jake can start on my new rod..............as soon as I can decide which one I want. I know, just get both
  334. Yellowtail Dan

    Targetting opah

    Usually it's the guy that goes deep on a patty with a 6x or like jig and finds the needle in a haystack. Right next to Elvis a dream fish
  335. Yellowtail Dan

    Post your last fishing Pic!

    December 10 day on the AA. Spent most of the trip fishing the Lupe. Excellent trip on quality YFT.
  336. Yellowtail Dan

    First 8 dayer in June

    I would leave the first set up on the dock, you wont need anything under 30lb. The Mak 20 will cover your dropper loop fishing at the rocks or the lupe if needed so you can probably leave the 50 at home to and use a boat rod for trolling. As mentioned bring a reel that has at least a 6-1 gear...
  337. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD (PENDING). UNITED COMPOSITES GP80 PREDATOR

    Great blank, checked it out at the FHS. Another work of art Jake
  338. Yellowtail Dan

    A way to pass time. What did you get new??

    2020 Chevy Silverado RST Z71 earlier today And all I did was stop in to take a piss
  339. Yellowtail Dan

    CV-19 Government Relief checks.

    Yep, won't be seeing it but get to pay the taxes for those that do. Seem s like there's shield be a tax break for those that don't qualify as a way of balancing this out.
  340. Yellowtail Dan

    San Diego Commercial Fleet - Selling Fish

    Yep, Tommy posted this. Legit
  341. Yellowtail Dan

    Yellowtail hooks?

    What he said. Learned this from Ken Corwin years ago. Any time I go drooper loop with a big bait it's with a BIG J hook
  342. Yellowtail Dan

    800 XH

    Wonder what the neighbors are saying about this dead lifting with his fishing pole.
  343. Yellowtail Dan

    What do you use your Fathom 40nld2 for?

    I haven’t with mine and I fish it set at 20lbs at strike fishing 60lb. Bitchen reel. I bought it in the classifieds in like new condition
  344. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD CalStar 9 foot jig stick

    "Like New" works to And as for the girls part, they had to learn it somewhere before they got to you
  345. Yellowtail Dan

    800 XH

    Agree 100% on your take of the 800 series. Might be Calstar's best.
  346. Yellowtail Dan

    BREAKING: Gavin Newsom Issues Order For All Of California To Stay Home

    I'm going to ride his train to the office today..........oh wait. Just be safe and remember to lock your doors at night. If this sticks it won't be long before the thieves and idiots of the world start to try and offset their lack of brains and morals
  347. Yellowtail Dan

    What do you use your Fathom 40nld2 for?

    Just something for you to think about before buying one and sending it to Cal who does do amazing things with reels. The Fathom is a good reel especially at the price point but..... Watch the classifieds here for a Torque 40nld2. They show up often and you can get one more often then not filled...
  348. Yellowtail Dan

    Long Range shutdown?

    Stop already, you're killing me. I had to cancel trips to Peru and Chile to visit their farms and avocado ranches because of this virus.
  349. Yellowtail Dan

    Long Range shutdown?

    They look like they're doing their job really well and not missing many meals. Well done.
  350. Yellowtail Dan

    For Sale Seeker/Penn

    An you post pictures of the reel?
  351. Yellowtail Dan

    Long Range shutdown?

    Come on sunshine you can do better than that
  352. Yellowtail Dan

    Long Range shutdown?

    This is what we’re coming to
  353. Yellowtail Dan

    Long Range shutdown?

    Like I said just trying to stir shit up with the “Long Range Guys”
  354. Yellowtail Dan

    Long Range shutdown?

    Well said!!! If you’re that worried cancel your trips if you have any and stay home. Did you post the same question on the cattle boats thread? Basically you’re just trying to stir shit up
  355. Yellowtail Dan

    Calstar Grafighter 875XH blank info?

    I have two 875H's and love them for wahoo and throwing jigs or bombs. For what you're looking for you'd be better off with the 800XH
  356. Yellowtail Dan

    Long Range shutdown?

    Could be the supidest thread of the year.
  357. Yellowtail Dan

    Torque 25 uses

    The 25 is a badass reel that has a lot of versatility which is nice for SoCal fishing. It casts great and has plenty of drag to use on a jig stick and the balls to use as a yoyo jig reel. You can use it for live bait for anything from 30lb-50lb with enough backing for finicky bluefin as well...
  358. Yellowtail Dan

    How many of you cancelling LR trips?

    What would you like them to say? We’re going to sanitize the rooms, wash the sheets and comforters after every trip? Most boats are out for maintenance right now and have that on their minds after the FHS in Long Beach. They don’t need to worry about it until They get closer to the season...
  359. Yellowtail Dan

    CORONA VIRUS and our Beloved SPORTS of FISHING: What Can We Do to Help Prevent or Minimize the Exposure yet Continue to Go Out and Enjoy Fishing??🤔

    If the media sells it......it must be true......they would never lie or bend the truth. Panic builds ratings
  360. Yellowtail Dan

    How many of you cancelling LR trips?

    It’s better then staying at a Holiday Inn and safer right now......plus you won’t get bed hugs
  361. Yellowtail Dan

    Attn. Ali causes a 60% drop in BD traffic

    That's the beauty of this day and age, hard data facts always right there at your finger tips if you set yourself up right.
  362. Yellowtail Dan

    Attn. Ali causes a 60% drop in BD traffic

    Lot of people bitching about a FREE website and how it’s run.............
  363. Yellowtail Dan

    How many of you cancelling LR trips?

    As of now my next trip is late November and I have no plans of canceling. Actually looking to add another trip sooner
  364. Yellowtail Dan

    How many of you cancelling LR trips?

    Hello Steve, is that beef jerky place still open outside of town?
  365. Yellowtail Dan

    Ban Coronavirus

    Not sure who needs it more her or Maxine Walters. Both cursed with bitter bitch face
  366. Yellowtail Dan

    What is the best long range tackle box?

    I saw one of these at Ken’s booth at thee FHS I believe. He was raffling it off. Pretty slick,, what are they selling for?
  367. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD RUS80 Terminator -- $290

    If you change your mind on shipping I might be interested
  368. Yellowtail Dan

    Turkey time!

    Yep, nailed it. Roseville and there are birds everywhere. I have quail in the blackberry bushes behind my house to and every once in a while you see a pheasant running around. I sit on my porch and call the Toms right up
  369. Yellowtail Dan

    Turkey time!

    I have an open field behind my house that they're always in to and you have no idea how hard it is to not thin the flock with our high powered pellet gun and a head shot
  370. Yellowtail Dan

    Okuma mk-10iisea

    No worries I have both the 80 Terminator and the 80 predator and there are a lot of different ways to fish them depending on where you are. I've fished my Mak 10 and 15 on the Predator and it was great with both. Normally I fish a Torque 40nld2 with 60lb on it but thats for longer trips and...
  371. Yellowtail Dan

    Turkey time!

    Come to my house and you can take one from your truck most days. Have them in my yard a couple times a week. 20 plus birds across the street in this picture.
  372. Yellowtail Dan

    covid-19 and sport boats

    And 4 over sized Popsicle's
  373. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD RUS80 Terminator -- $290

    Great rod and a hell of a deal for someone. GLWS
  374. Yellowtail Dan

    covid-19 and sport boats

    I think this would be an issue for the long range fleet if it keeps going but not the shorter trips. I wouldn't want to be on an 8 day trip or longer and someone came down with it. Then you'd get the cruise ship treatment and be forced to stay anchored outside while they figure out what to do...
  375. Yellowtail Dan

    Okuma mk-10iisea

    I fished mine on a Calstar GF 700xh at the Lupe in December and it made a great combo. Normally I would fish it on a 700H but it was the Lupe and there were bigger fish around. If you want a longer rod the U.C. 80 Predator is a great blank
  376. Yellowtail Dan

    Who Won the Rod Builder Competition?

    I checked them out Thursday. Amazing artists. To nice to fish
  377. Yellowtail Dan

    Don't vote Democrat.

    Are you serious? Does Clinton and Monica not ring any bells and how can you talk morals when they're murdering thousands of baby's daily just because people don't want to own the results of their decisions. Yeah morals
  378. Yellowtail Dan

    Don't vote Democrat.

    Kind of making the argument for us there. Ca is the 5th largest economy in the world...........so why is it broke and why does money raised from it's taxes disappear and not go where it was raised for? Just the revenue generated from that economy should handle everything alone and yet he we are...
  379. Yellowtail Dan

    For Sale Oak Long Range Tackle box $150

    I'll do $20.00 and pay for shipping
  380. Yellowtail Dan

    Don't vote Democrat.

    You'd have to be blind to not see Ca is turning into one big train wreck economically the way it's being run. The infrastructure is crumbling with no money to fix it and it's whole plan for growth centers on the tech industry while it's pushing the farmers who built the state out of business by...
  381. Yellowtail Dan

    What is the best long range tackle box?

    The best kind, tried and true warriors. Firm believer it's a reaction bite and color plays a very distant part of the equation. I'd have to change all of the treble hooks out on the 7x for wahoo and that's just to much hassle. The big heavy 6x with a big J hook is a wahoo killing machine...
  382. Yellowtail Dan

    What is the best long range tackle box?

    Mines full of Salas 6x for wahoo. Them beating on each other is the last thing I’m worried about. One wahoo covers all that damage and then some. It is noisy as all hell though
  383. Yellowtail Dan

    Don't vote Democrat.

    I have and it’s not close, you should get out more
  384. Yellowtail Dan

    Don't vote Democrat.

    You must have missed how the state blew the Federal money on their High speed train to nowhere and now even though they cut way back on the distance it’s going its way over budget and now Ca’s problem. Isn’t it also a little strange how in a state with the ok me of the highest populations and...
  385. Yellowtail Dan

    Don't vote Democrat.

    Take a long drive through he Democratic strongholds of Ca like San Francisco, Oakland and LA and you'll have all of your questions answered
  386. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD Nissan titan 4wd

    Solid truck, had two Titans and both were reliable trucks. GLWS
  387. Yellowtail Dan

    Thoughts on the UC Reeper?

    I pulled on it when I was there. Nice blank but there is some hype there as well. It’s stiff but light and something you can use all day and not be tired. I’m still trying to make up my mind between the Mega or Monster in the new lineup so other priorities
  388. Yellowtail Dan

    Seeker booth shenanigans lead to my first UC blanks at Fred Hall 2020

    Sounds like Seeker, that's why I don't own any
  389. Yellowtail Dan

    Andrew Viola

    What an idiot. Man up and Have the balls to do it yourself, saw him yesterday there.
  390. Yellowtail Dan

    What is the best long range tackle box?

    Hello Solomon Calcutta makes nice tackle bags but I don’t know if they have on with rod holders. I have one of their bags and like it a lot, doesn’t have wheels but good quality product
  391. Yellowtail Dan

    Accurate ATD 50T vs Makaira 50

    The Accurate is a great reel but so is the Mak. You can buy the Mak and have a lot of money left over for something else
  392. Yellowtail Dan

    Shimano no show

    We had a major trade sow in Anaheim cancel this week and a company/vendor event cancel next week that we ate over $600,000 on. Tough call for companies to put their employees in that position. Lots of liability issues
  393. Yellowtail Dan

    Home Owners Insurance Recommendations Please

    Try USAA. If you or either of your parents served you can join. My Dad served and I've been with them with all my Ins needs since I started paying for my own Ins many years ago
  394. Yellowtail Dan

    Vintage?

    Bobs Bait and Tackle in Carlsbad got a good chunk of my paper route money when I was a kid. Bus stop was right around the corner from it
  395. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD Thank you BD!

    Michael is a good seller and responds to inquiries and PM’s fast. Handles shipping as fast as you want/need it Good seller, if I didn’t have a Mak 10 already I’d take this one. Buy with confidence GLWS
  396. Yellowtail Dan

    Boat Independence New Engines

    I had an 83 and 89 4x4 Toyota trucks and those were the easiest to work on and most reliable trucks on the road. Every time I see one on the road i flash back and wish I'd kept the 83. The way that thing would hit the mud with those 35's on it was a blast
  397. Yellowtail Dan

    Vintage?

    I spent a lot of time buying fishing gear at the Gemco in Oceanside. Can't tell you how much I hung up on the rocks in the lagoons in Carlsbad as a kid. Good times
  398. Yellowtail Dan

    Mak 15T Questions

    Now you're just showing off your stash!!
  399. Yellowtail Dan

    Good rod for New Cavalla.

    I'd walk the show and look for a used Calstar 800m but again it depends on what you're fishing for with it I have that reel and haven't used it yet. They sent it to me to replace a new Andros 12 that froze when it wasn't being spooled up with spectra. Feels and looks like a good 40lb reel
  400. Yellowtail Dan

    Best Wahoo reel to buy

    Penn Torque 25n star drag with the upgraded T-Bar handle is a wahoo killing machine on a Calstar 875H. I have 2 of these just for throwing jigs. They cast great and have plenty of torque to grind a wahoo home with no issues. Even the bigger models plus they're bullet proof. They've been...
  401. Yellowtail Dan

    Boat Independence New Engines

    And here I thought I was ahead of the curve getting updates on my truck from Chevy. The new age of data and how specific it can be and how fast it's available is the new age no matter what business your in. Adjust or be left behind, I know I've had to at work
  402. Yellowtail Dan

    Long Beach Seeker Blanks

    The secrets that Jim's garage door hides!!!!! One can only Imagine
  403. Yellowtail Dan

    Boat Independence New Engines

    I I just bought the extended warranty for my 2018 Silverado because of the tech involved with the truck and the cost to replace the computer if something goes wrong. I do miss the old engines you could work on yourself without having to have a diagnostic machine. I don't know enough about...
  404. Yellowtail Dan

    I care about your health

    Best comment yet on this thread
  405. Yellowtail Dan

    DUPLICATE VIPER

    Awesome build Jake, have to love that one
  406. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD Thank you BD!

    Thanks, can you Pm me some pictures of the 8 please
  407. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD Thank you BD!

    So is the Mak 8 $375 or $350 shipped?
  408. Yellowtail Dan

    I care about your health

    Crazy how bad this has gotten and how fast it’s spreading. The impact is going to be felt across a lot of sectors and impact costs on a lot of items. Be well everyone and take what precautions you think will help
  409. Yellowtail Dan

    CAPTAIN'S SUMMIT: Pre-Show seminar at Fred Hall Long Beach

    I like to think I'm pretty good getting a bait out away from the boat but Ray........he's on another level
  410. Yellowtail Dan

    CAPTAIN'S SUMMIT: Pre-Show seminar at Fred Hall Long Beach

    The one I’m referring to is when he underhand lobs a bait 30-40ft past everyone else and drips off a bunch of line slack into the water. When the bait takes off there is zero tension and tends to get blown up pretty quick. I watched him do this over again on my last trip to the Lupe with them...
  411. Yellowtail Dan

    Greeting Other BD 'ers

    Whats a hand signal?:frehya2: :finger:
  412. Yellowtail Dan

    CAPTAIN'S SUMMIT: Pre-Show seminar at Fred Hall Long Beach

    I'm guessing you've seen Ray's reaction bite method in action
  413. Yellowtail Dan

    Boat Independence New Engines

    I know, the comment was more sarcasm about a high tech company dumbing down the tech and simplifying things
  414. Yellowtail Dan

    Boat Independence New Engines

    All from a company called Mitsubishi, who’d have thunk it
  415. Yellowtail Dan

    Some people are stupid

    And these are the Days of our Lives.....................Drama, Drama, Drama.
  416. Yellowtail Dan

    WTB Penn Torque Star Drag 25N & 30

    I'll go $599 each and mine have an upgraded handle
  417. Yellowtail Dan

    UNITED COMPOSITES RGP SERIES REVIEW PART 1... WOWO

    Thanks Jamie, I was going back and forth with Jake on a new 40lb bait stick. He had just got off the phone with Randy I believe and he had recommended this stick to Jake for 40lb. Neither of us has pulled on it so I'll be stopping by the booth and going through the rod rack pulling on them. I...
  418. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD UNITED COMPOSITES GP80 TERMINATOR (PENDING)

    There is a great write up in the chit chat forum by Jamie at Bob Sands. According to him the new GP Terminator fishes up a couple line classes and is a better 50-60lb stick them the RUS Terminator
  419. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD UNITED COMPOSITES GP80 TERMINATOR (PENDING)

    Ok let's stop all of this crazy talk now or at least until I figure out what 40lb stick I want. Damn people getting suckered paying to much money for Seekers...........
  420. Yellowtail Dan

    UNITED COMPOSITES RGP SERIES REVIEW PART 1... WOWO

    Jamie, what are your thoughts on the Mega RGP 80 for a 40lb stick? Looking at either that or another RUS Terminator
  421. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD Makaira 20ii

    This is a hell of a deal. If I didn’t already have 2 of these I’d have bought this already GLWS
  422. Yellowtail Dan

    Penn Torque 25n 6:1

    The Fathom 25n is a good reel that casts very well, I bought one for my son but it's not in the same class as the Torque star drags. I think it's a great value reel for someone throwing surface iron locally and would work as a wahoo reel. It all comes down to what works best for you and your...
  423. Yellowtail Dan

    Penn Torque 25n 6:1

    I have mine loaded with 65lb solid with enough room for a 100yd top shot of mono. I don't like casting with a knot going through the guides. I don't wire my jigs either, 130lb 3 foot fluorocarbon tied straight to the jig. Makes a big difference
  424. Yellowtail Dan

    Penn Torque 25n 6:1

    I had Ken put them on all 5 of my Torque star drags. I had no issues burning a Salas 6x through the water but each to their own on that
  425. Yellowtail Dan

    Penn Torque 25n 6:1

    I think it’s a great reel for wahoo fishing. I like it so much I have 2 just for that. Take it and get the T-bar handle upgrade and you’ll love it even more. I wouldn’t let the fear of hooking a bigger tuna stop you from using it. You’ll enough wahoo with it to make it worth it IF it ever happens
  426. Yellowtail Dan

    Rasta US80 Terminator

    That's pretty sick, almost makes me want to flash back put on some Tosh and burn one
  427. Yellowtail Dan

    It’s Coming Bernie

    You forgot to include the fact we're all members of the NRA to
  428. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD Penn torque 12 black star drag or trade for shimano tranx 500 hg

    If you want to sell then 25n PM me an offer. I could use a second one
  429. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD Penn torque 12 black star drag or trade for shimano tranx 500 hg

    I think you're getting the short end of the stick with that trade. If I didn't have one I'd make you an offer on it
  430. Yellowtail Dan

    It’s Coming Bernie

    Him and Bloomberg are dumb asses. Which I gues is mandatory to be a dem these days
  431. Yellowtail Dan

    Long Beach FHS Raffle Rod for Batson

    I bet that thing just lights up in the sunlight. Amazing work and great color choices
  432. Yellowtail Dan

    Do I need a 30lb live bait setup?

    I fish 30lb on a UC Terminator and a Penn Torque 12 star drag
  433. Yellowtail Dan

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

    You sure you don’t want the one with pointy ears?
  434. Yellowtail Dan

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

    How about a trade Jake, which one do you want? Just kidding.......
  435. Yellowtail Dan

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

    Oh great, just when I was going to order another Terminator from Jake now this info on the new one. Here Jake, just take my wallet
  436. Yellowtail Dan

    And then I woke up...

    I got on the AA for my 10 day in December and left one of my reel bags in my truck. Didn’t notice till it was to late. Didn’t have any of my 50lb reels or lower line class reels and we were heading to the Lupe. Lucky for me Ray and the crew hooked me up and A friend lent me his brand new Penn...
  437. Yellowtail Dan

    American Angler 14 Day 1/19 thru 2/2

    Sounds like you had a good time Jake, thanks for taking the time and posting the report
  438. Yellowtail Dan

    What the?

    I guess that’s one way to hide it from getting repossessed. Wouldn’t have been my first choice though
  439. Yellowtail Dan

    Short wives, girlfriends or kids. Car question.

    My wife is 5-1 and drives a Chevy Cruise her work gave her. She loves it. Short wheel base with good vision and comes with all of the usual stuff and really dependable for her. We bought one for our oldest son as a graduation gift for college. You can get a good used one with the Chevy certified...
  440. Yellowtail Dan

    United Composites GP90 Mag.....Blue Deadpool

    Damn, that's a hell of a good looking stick there. Probably blew his mind when he saw it for the first time
  441. Yellowtail Dan

    Beware of Promotional Subscriptions to Sport Fishing Magazine

    I guess you learned your lesson the hard way. Nothing is given away at these shows or anywhere for that matter without an angle. I never give any of my contact info except to folks I trust and absolutely would not give a credit card number to anyone in this situation. In this day and age of...
  442. Yellowtail Dan

    United Composites GP76 Predator

    Love the color contrast on this, they really stand out
  443. Yellowtail Dan

    Is a Calstar GF 700xh strong enough for cows?

    I love my Maks and the 10 and 15 were made for fishing a place like the Lupe. If you go that route you won’t be disappointed
  444. Yellowtail Dan

    Is a Calstar GF 700xh strong enough for cows?

    I wouldn’t want to catch a cow on. 700xh. I have two and use them for 60-80lb rods. Below is me fighting a 110-115lb yellowfin at the Lupe with one and my Mak 10. You could but it wouldn’t be a fun time
  445. Yellowtail Dan

    Guadalupe Island reels

    I used one on my last trip and landed an 80lb+ fish on it with no problem. Great little real which is perfect as a 40lb finesse reel there
  446. Yellowtail Dan

    Upgrade or modification to Penn Fathom 40 2-speed?

    A Torque 40nld2 I do love the T-Bar handle upgrades Ken has put on all of my Torque star drags. I’m guessing the bigger handle on the 2-speeds has to be a big improvement.
  447. Yellowtail Dan

    All New Website Bugs and Crying Go Here

    Scandals and conspiracies.....the truth behind the lies!!! people worry to much about stupid stuff on a FREE website. Life is short, go fishing and focus on what matters
  448. Yellowtail Dan

    16VISX vr MAK16SEa

    I agree with you John, I do have a Mak 16 and love it but it’s an 80lb reel for me not a Cow killer although it could. I have 2 Mak 20’s to fish 100-120lb top shots
  449. Yellowtail Dan

    Late Spring Early Summer 7 day trip

    You're pretty well covered but I would either rent or buy a legit 80lb reel and matching rod for BFT and dropper loop fishing down South. 60lb is strong and good enough for dropper loop fishing locally but the yellowtail down at the South have bad attitudes and big shoulders. 80lb will give you...
  450. Yellowtail Dan

    CAPTAIN'S SUMMIT: Pre-Show seminar at Fred Hall Long Beach

    Excited to see this come together Steve. Great group of Captains which should make for a lively session
  451. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD Penn Trq 25N

    Check your PM's
  452. Yellowtail Dan

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

    I have 2 770xh’s and an xxh and they’re great blanks that I think John hit the nail on the head with his explanation. I’m not much of a Seeker guy so don’t have much feedback there. Just my two cents but you might want to look at the United Composite 76 Centaur or 70 Centaur. I have a 76...
  453. Yellowtail Dan

    Brown Bait

    I learned as a young kid fishing out of Helgrens the value of brown baits from the old guys on the boat. When the crew liked you they would serve them up to you. Good times
  454. Yellowtail Dan

    Mourning the loss of my favorite dive boat. So sorry for the loss of life and the passengers who were stranded by the incompetent actions taken be th

    Wow, that’s really scary that a company can be that ambivalent and arrogant and get away with it after a loss of life
  455. Yellowtail Dan

    Dang shoulder

    Make sure you go to a Sports focused Dr who sees these issues often. Focused practitioners are much better and more experienced Had might right rotator cuff done through the scope in 05 after abusing it as a kid playing baseball and then fast pitch softball. Need to get the left one done...
  456. Yellowtail Dan

    REEL to BUY

    I have Mak 10, 15, 16, 2x20’s, 30 and love them all. As states you can’t go wrong with the comparable Penn models it’s just a matter of personal taste. Both brands have done a great job developing a true West Coast longe range line up. I would get a 20, it will handle just about anything
  457. Yellowtail Dan

    For Sale Accurate, Penn Tq 40nld2, Seeker SSR 7660 for Sale

    Listening to all offers.....some of them anyway bump
  458. Yellowtail Dan

    Needle fish coming over the rail.

    Rub some mud on it and get back to fishing already
  459. Yellowtail Dan

    Is this BD Today?

    There’s no crying on BD!!! This place has changed, but it’s still voluntary so users beware and be warned
  460. Yellowtail Dan

    7 day Guadalupe/ridge Gear questions.

    Be ready to fish 40lb fluorocarbon a lot and have to work for your bites. As stated above, small hooks are probably going to be a big part of getting a bite. The Lupe is a great place to go but it can and will get inside your head especially if there’s a long gap between bites. Be patient and...
  461. Yellowtail Dan

    How many scoops for a day of tuna fishing

    First get a bigger boat with a bigger bait tank Then buy more bait, repeat as needed
  462. Yellowtail Dan

    On the water Excel 16 day fishing report

    I saw a picture of John and his fish, glad it’s picking up for you guys. It’s funny how a little change in the conditions flip the switch from bad to good
  463. Yellowtail Dan

    Which 100lb Pink Fluorocarbon?

    The sickles on that fish are insane for a 180lb’er. Hello Basil, is Blackwater done? You know more about the top shot business than anyone so I’m asking the best
  464. Yellowtail Dan

    On the water Excel 16 day fishing report

    We’re guests fishing their territorial waters and a lot of their people make their living off fishing those waters and see us coming there catching their fish as taking money out of their pockets and food off their tables. in this day and age of WiFi and cell phones and everyone having access...
  465. Yellowtail Dan

    On the water Excel 16 day fishing report

    I generally don’t go for the hush hush keep in PM stuff because someone might be watching but Steve is right about this one. We don’t need to be talking about those spots here. Having just got back from a trip where we were questioned by some locals when we were fishing where we were allowed to...
  466. Yellowtail Dan

    PENN new product wish list

    Hello Steve it was nice meeting you the other day. I told some friends about the round table on Thursday at the FH and we’re all planning on getting there early to see it You asked so here goes.....a high end star drag reel. It should be kept in a very narrow range range of sizes like a 12-25...
  467. Yellowtail Dan

    For Sale Accurate, Penn Tq 40nld2, Seeker SSR 7660 for Sale

    I have these items for sale or trade in the case of the Penn Torque. Pm for pictures Seeker SSR 7660 custom wrapped by Tim here on BD all blacked out with a Punisher logo on it. Been on a few trips and pulled on some fish. In great shape and will ship on your dime in a PVC rod tube $250.00 plus...
  468. Yellowtail Dan

    UC Terminator, Predator 80 or Tilefish 80?

    Good catch, meant a 15
  469. Yellowtail Dan

    UC Terminator, Predator 80 or Tilefish 80?

    Hello, yes it's a star drag, 50lb solid spectra to 30lb topshot. I would go with the Talica, I don't know much about the Saltiga though so it might be fine I'm actually thinking about getting another Terminator and putting a Torque 15xnld2 on it
  470. Yellowtail Dan

    UC Terminator, Predator 80 or Tilefish 80?

    I fish a Penn Torque 12 on mine
  471. Yellowtail Dan

    "SHOUT OUT FOR TUNANORTH"

    I actually just met Steve at the Int Sportsman show today. Got to watch his presentation and talk to him at the Penn booth later. Knows his stuff and does a great job representing his brand
  472. Yellowtail Dan

    On the water Excel 16 day fishing report

    I bring a big fat book or two and read, It as much as I'd like to at home anymore. Have to know when to say when with the food, it isn't as easy to lose weight a short it was a few years back
  473. Yellowtail Dan

    Nomad Madmacs

    Jake might if you order a couple rods from him
  474. Yellowtail Dan

    On the water Excel 16 day fishing report

    If you have issues with the boat, crew, food etc take it up with the Captain when you settle out, not on a keyboard. If you get off the boat without addressing it you lose all credibility as far as I’m concerned. Food has never been one of the top 3 reasons I choose a boat to spend my money on
  475. Yellowtail Dan

    All New Website Bugs and Crying Go Here

    Is this where I file my standard complaint about bringing back B.O.T.D.? It's a new decade after all
  476. Yellowtail Dan

    Nomad Madmacs

    BIG fan of the Salas 6x Tar Baby, I think the bigger jig gives the wahoo more to hit and hold onto till the hook sets. The smaller 6x jr works but you’re going to loose more jigs to clean bite offs on straight tied or heavy fluorocarbon leader. Just my two cents, I don’t wire my jigs
  477. Yellowtail Dan

    Shooting Sealions? NOT COOL!

    If you haven’t been to the Bay Area lately you have no idea how bad it’s gotten. You don’t even have to go into San Fran to see it. Just drive around the freeway from Berkeley to Oakland or try and take the tunnel to Alameda, it’s a joke. Makes the problem they cleaned up in the Anaheim riverbed...
  478. Yellowtail Dan

    Tackle box recommendations??

    SKB with rocket launchers
  479. Yellowtail Dan

    Any sign or details of Andros replacement yet ?

    I believe you're looking for the Cavalla line up. It's available and you can see the info about it on their web site. I have a 12 and it looks like a very nice 40lb reel, have to wait till I hang a fish on it
  480. Yellowtail Dan

    Nomad Madmacs

    Looks like your ready for a good time. Good luck, they probably won't look so pretty when you get back
  481. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD New Penn Torque 15 XNLD2

    Oh this is so tempting, it’s a sweet little reel. Trades?
  482. Yellowtail Dan

    Penn Torque 15XNLD2

    For bait it would be fine. For iron or bombs the Torque 25n star drag is a much better choice, faster retrieve and I like a longer 50lb mono top shot for wahoo on the iron which the 15 won’t handle with enough backing I used a friends 15xnld 2 on our trip to the Lupe in Early Dec and caught an...
  483. Yellowtail Dan

    Blue jb hollow braid

    I don't care what color you fish just learn how to stay in front of it and in touch with your bait. That's the most important lesson to learn
  484. Yellowtail Dan

    Thank You to H&M Landing

    Good long term business plan on their part. Short term would have been to bill you
  485. Yellowtail Dan

    UC Terminator, Predator 80 or Tilefish 80?

    I have the terminator and the 80 predator, love them both. I use the Terminator for 30lb to 40lb and fish 60lb on the Predator. I probably go a little light on the Terminator but it’s a bait rod and I can adjust up or down. The Predator for me is a great 60lb bait stick paired with either my...
  486. Yellowtail Dan

    June 10 day trip?

    Chris's trips were fun to fish as with all June trips the weather is hit and miss. The Shogun is a good boat to be on when it goes South though and gets snotty. I agree with Steve on the quality of the fish back then. The trades for cans was a good way to salvage something
  487. Yellowtail Dan

    Penn Company disappointed me and my Bdoutdoors friends!

    Yep, spot on Mike. But I think you should shut it down. All this crying over a freaking $150-200.00 reel is a joke. Shop the classifieds here and you get the same reel most likely filled with spectra and save even more money.
  488. Yellowtail Dan

    Calstar 700H capability

    Pretty much the same I just button down the drag more. When I use them I'm fishing down South where the bigger yellows are and you need to get their heads up right away. The XH gives me more lift to do this
  489. Yellowtail Dan

    Looking for a custom rod builder

    Lots of good ones on here. PM Jake, he goes by Cowman on this site. Lots of pictures of his work in this forum. If you can’t find them PM me and I’ll send you some to look at
  490. Yellowtail Dan

    CALSTAR GF770XH

    Hello Lou I have two and for me they’re 80lb rods. You’ll be fine fishing 60lb with them. Fish then with a reel loaded with backing and a short 80lb top shot and tie on piece of 60lb. Best of both worlds
  491. Yellowtail Dan

    Yo Yo rod?

    it all depends on where I’m fishing. North of Cedros either a Mak 10 or a Penn Torque 25. South of Cedros I have an Accurate 665 2-speed I use. I’ve also used the Mak 10 South to. Bigger fish down South so I go with a little bigger reel
  492. Yellowtail Dan

    Penn Company disappointed me and my Bdoutdoors friends!

    Does the company in question start with a P and end in an ic?
  493. Yellowtail Dan

    Jig Storage

    So you’re the one hoarding all the tar baby wahoo jigs!!! Love this idea
  494. Yellowtail Dan

    What is an ideal arsenal for upcoming 15 day trip

    I'd go buy another one on top of that just to be safe
  495. Yellowtail Dan

    Penn Company disappointed me and my Bdoutdoors friends!

    well played Mike!! Happy New Year
  496. Yellowtail Dan

    Penn Company disappointed me and my Bdoutdoors friends!

    For those of us old guys that fished Zebco 404’s as kids I take offense to that Mike!! Penn put themselves in a bad position and they’re not willing to take the hit to fix it. Sucks for folks involved but it’s time for guys to move on
  497. Yellowtail Dan

    Penn Company disappointed me and my Bdoutdoors friends!

    Isn’t this thread dead yet? It’s not even entertaining anymore
  498. Yellowtail Dan

    Tuna on the new "extra-narrow" PENN Torque TRQ15XNLD2

    Might be the lamest post of 2019:urno1:
  499. Yellowtail Dan

    Happy New Year... Who is getting ready to go Long Range Fishing 2020 style

    Damn Joe. I hope you left your gear in San Diego. Good luck and have fun
  500. Yellowtail Dan

    TORQUE STARDRAG TO BE DISCONTINUED?

    So true Gerry!!! Different strokes Happy New Year
  501. Yellowtail Dan

    60lb Setup-Mak 15-Speedmaster 2, Avet LX?

    Mak15 or a Torque 40nld2, both are great options. I have both and prefer the Mak just because the lower profile but both are great reels
  502. Yellowtail Dan

    TORQUE STARDRAG TO BE DISCONTINUED?

    I would like to think they would be coming out with a high end star drag but I don't think so. I think they're in love with the Fathom line up and probably make a better margin/return on it since it's made over seas and out of cheaper material. Fathom's are good reels for what they are but not...
  503. Yellowtail Dan

    TORQUE STARDRAG TO BE DISCONTINUED?

    I’m relieved to know that the only flaw with the Torque star drags is that they didn’t make enough of the black 25N’s. PM me if you have one to sell!!!
  504. Yellowtail Dan

    Looking for a new tackle box....

    I love the really well made wood boxes Like that but I know me and the first time someone carves a dent in it with the gimbal on their rod butt I’d get pissed and light them up. I don’t have to worry about that with my SKB or soft bag. Those boxes are works of art.
  505. Yellowtail Dan

    TORQUE STARDRAG TO BE DISCONTINUED?

    What is the design flaw in the Torque’s? I haven’t found one yet
  506. Yellowtail Dan

    Looking for a new tackle box....

    I agree, that’s why I always put mine on the top shelf . I can get into it easy and it’s out of the way of those types of people
  507. Yellowtail Dan

    Looking for a new tackle box....

    Hello Solomon Happy Holidays roomie, If you're looking for one with rocket launchers it's tough to beat the SKB's. I have one of those but also have a Calcutta soft bag that I like a lot that has a big top pouch for wind ons, tools etc and holds 5 trays with an pouch inside the front flap for...
  508. Yellowtail Dan

    GF 875XH

    Very cool, one of my favorite blanks
  509. Yellowtail Dan

    Fishing Gods smiling upon us

    It's $50 bucks, just give it to the guy who's claiming it and use that as a positive example to your kids.
  510. Yellowtail Dan

    Penn Company disappointed me and my Bdoutdoors friends!

    You just listed all the reasons why they shouldn't be in the retail business. Don't have the right mindset and won't devote the resources to do it right.
  511. Yellowtail Dan

    What do you think snapped my line?

    Midshipman or a BSB, whichever makes you feel better
  512. Yellowtail Dan

    Yo Yo rod?

    Calstar 700H or 700XH depending on where I'm fishing
  513. Yellowtail Dan

    UC VIPER

    Well in true BD fashion this went South quick. Everyone take a drink or two and step away from their keyboards
  514. Yellowtail Dan

    100lb+ fish?

    Your choice and way to put 2 and 2 together....... Steve's done his share of long trips and his reasoning for him to cut back makes sense. Have to respect that and he's just spreading his time on the wàter out more closer to home.
  515. Yellowtail Dan

    Too late to go fishing out of San Diego??

    I'd jump on the Tomahawk asap and hit these bluefin. They're still running trips and the fish are still biting
  516. Yellowtail Dan

    100lb+ fish?

    You can always do the 8-10 day trips Lou so jump on the 15 day now.
  517. Yellowtail Dan

    UC VIPER

    I use the 76 Centaur with a Mak 16 loaded with 100lb hollow to a wind on 80lb top shot. I have a Viper as well and use it for 100lb and up depending on if I put a Mak 20 or 30 on it. You'll love the Centaur
  518. Yellowtail Dan

    Makaira 20 lower Ridge

    If you go down to the ridge or rocks on that trip you'll be catching school size yft and yellowtail and possibly wahoo although that's still early. If they get permits for 2020 you might head over to the Lupe and that set up would be a dropper loop rig. You'll spend most of your time there...
  519. Yellowtail Dan

    Penn Company disappointed me and my Bdoutdoors friends!

    agree 100% on this point, leave the selling to the retailers and support them.
  520. Yellowtail Dan

    Tuna on the new "extra-narrow" PENN Torque TRQ15XNLD2

    I believe it had 50lb solid on it. It was to thin to have been 65lb. Really nice reel
  521. Yellowtail Dan

    Penn Company disappointed me and my Bdoutdoors friends!

    Oh my, looks like I'll need to start the popcorn. This should get good now. Bullshit move if it's true
  522. Yellowtail Dan

    Tuna on the new "extra-narrow" PENN Torque TRQ15XNLD2

    In borrowed a friends new Trq 15xnld2 on our 10 day on the AA in early Dec and landed an 80lb yft on a 40lb flouro top shot with no issues. Nice little reel that handled the fish with no problem and has amazing free spool. Highly recommend it
  523. Yellowtail Dan

    For Sale Makaira 20

    Is this the same reel you're offering with the 770h?
  524. Yellowtail Dan

    Here is my Christmas Tree

    The garage? Flock that, mine are in the master bedroom. My garage gets to hot in the summer even though it's finished
  525. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD still taking offer though...Xmas tree

    How about these as a straight up trade, 3 slightly used but in great shape ready to be carved Art Deco pumpkins. Let’s make this happen!!!
  526. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD still taking offer though...Xmas tree

    What does it say on the trunk at the base? Does It have the original tree lot tag and what is the original length? You can never be to careful
  527. Yellowtail Dan

    Opening on the Ken's Custom Reel AA 15 day Feb 3-18

    I'll have to wait for next years trip, this is tempting though
  528. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD still taking offer though...Xmas tree

    Does it come with a custom light installation and removable star?
  529. Yellowtail Dan

    Discount on Independence Xmas Guadalupe trip, $1200

    Don’t worry, they still bite in the wind and rain. You just need to bring some foul weather gear
  530. Yellowtail Dan

    Wahoo are dangerous.

    Oh shit moment to be sure. He got lucky, very lucky
  531. Yellowtail Dan

    Mom fell again

    Prayers up for a speedy recovery for your Mom and your Family for their loss. I'm out in Vegas visiting my 82 year old Mom now and taking her out to see Dad gone 3 years now. Time is short, never miss a chance and never take tomorrow for granted
  532. Yellowtail Dan

    For Sale :-) Seeker Ulua - Pictures Added (-:

    I'll give you my ex wife ( all paid off) and 15% of my income after the age of 75. Merry Christmas Jim
  533. Yellowtail Dan

    Discount on Independence Xmas Guadalupe trip, $1200

    I would think the boat would roll the fare over into another trip for him. Especially if there is a waiting list. They get to keep his money and cash in from the next guy up. Win, win situation for all
  534. Yellowtail Dan

    Xtra Tuff vs Grunden boots

    Coming soon is a thread about tipping just to start the New Year off right
  535. Yellowtail Dan

    Xtra Tuff vs Grunden boots

    I wear the regular Xtra tuffs with inserts folded down when I wear them otherwise I wear sandals. When it's raining like it was on this last trip I can just tighten the bottom of my pants up on the boots and keep my feet dry. Spend money on good inserts though
  536. Yellowtail Dan

    For Sale Jig Sets Salas, Tady, Flatfalls, Sumo

    Bump for a good seller, buy with confidence
  537. Yellowtail Dan

    SD 70 XXH Blue flame

    That skull is badass
  538. Yellowtail Dan

    Tardy Reporting: Apollo Guadalupe11/29 to 12/5

    Good report and you nailed it on the details. The tuna we're on the bulk porpoise heavy. I was on the AA while you were there. We pretty much picked up where you left off. Getting soaked all day fishing was fun......good thing the engine room is really warm and dries out pants and jackets quick
  539. Yellowtail Dan

    Any advice for choosing a Long Range boat?

    I would do the Cedros trip. The long range boats don’t target calicos often although some toads are caught at the Lupe. They just aren’t a target species on those trips and can’t be killed or tagged
  540. Yellowtail Dan

    Independence Sportfishing 15 day trip report.. Nov. 29- Dec. 14

    Great report Soda, congrats on a great trip
  541. Yellowtail Dan

    Black Friday heads up

    No, he doesn't screw his customers or jerk them around and sell product he doesn't have. I'd rather pay the full retail and know he stands behind the product and ships it when he says he is
  542. Yellowtail Dan

    New Cavalla Lever Drag From Okuma

    Okuma is sending me a Cavella 12 to replace my brand new Andros 12 that froze up while it was being filled with spectra. Don't know anything about the Cavella so we'll see
  543. Yellowtail Dan

    Black Friday heads up

    I would never buy from them, call Ken at Ken's custom reel
  544. Yellowtail Dan

    100lb+ fish?

    good for you Gene, now go get one!!!
  545. Yellowtail Dan

    American Angler 12/1 10 Day report

    We had an amazing amount of time fishing because we didn’t travel much and when we did it was at night. Ray had a great plan and we maxed out on fishing time for a 10 day. Being on deck at 2am tired and cold sucks but making bait is still fishing and it beats being in my office or stuck in...
  546. Yellowtail Dan

    American Angler 12/1 10 Day report

    Ray talked about it before dinner and everyone was aware we were going to be doing it. The hope was it would build up right away but it took some time. We told Rocco to wake us up if it showed up and he did around 12-12:30. I enjoy it so not a big deal to me. It’s like pushing the fish carts...
  547. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD SOLDDDDD.....

    Hell of a 60lb set up at a great price, GLWS
  548. Yellowtail Dan

    RR3

    Now that's a trip right there and just what the longer trips needed to inject some excitement back into them. To many longer trips getting canceled or going out light, trips like this should help sell tickets
  549. Yellowtail Dan

    American Angler 12/1 10 Day report

    We moved inside to Natividad to fish yellows and about 8-10 of us were up from 11-3am filling up 2 tanks with some perfect size macks. The usual everyone wants to fish it but not to many want to stay up and make it
  550. Yellowtail Dan

    MAKAIRA Sea 8 AND 10 REELS

    Just got back from the Lupe and fished my 10 almost exclusively for fish to 110lbs. It handled them easily. It casts well especially on lob casts. Ray really liked it and made me look bad when he used it and I think I'm better than average
  551. Yellowtail Dan

    American Angler 12/1 10 Day report

    I did some digging after Alan’s comment above and it’s a swell shark
  552. Yellowtail Dan

    American Angler 12/1 10 Day report

    looks like it, good call. He was a cute little guy
  553. Yellowtail Dan

    American Angler 12/1 10 Day report

    Just got back Wednesday on the Angler from a really good 10 day trip to the Lupe and off Natividad fishing for yellows. This is going to be a bullet point report. We fished hard in the sun and the rain the wind and the cold and even fished the bottom at night just for shits and giggles and...
  554. Yellowtail Dan

    Guadalupe anyone?

    Looks like a pretty irresponsible dive operation. Those gaps between bars on that cage are way to far apart. That shark wasn’t to far from getting his whole head in that cage and that would have been bad for those divers
  555. Yellowtail Dan

    Small bait hooks

    Joe is right about the hook size and then being the way to go at the Lupe right now. I was on the trip with him and got all mine on Owner Mutu 1/0 and 1/0 Mutu ringed. I tried a #1 Owner Gorilla and got bit but pulled the hook. We had some issues with pulled hooks but that’s to be expected with...
  556. Yellowtail Dan

    Makaira 10 and 15 SEA, do they have a place on a LR tuna trip?

    Absolutely they do. I just got back from the Lupe and used my 10 for a 50lb bait rig and it handled two 100lb+ yellowfin with no issues. I had my 15 on my 80 Predator fishing 60lb and had a really nice fish on it for about 20 minutes till my 60lb Blackwater leader Broke clean. Both reels were...
  557. Yellowtail Dan

    100lb+ fish?

    Just got off the boat from this trip this morning. Everyone had at least 1 100lb fish. The Lupe is loaded right now so if you can get on a boat with an open spot and permits you stand a good chance
  558. Yellowtail Dan

    Andros 12sII A still worth it?

    I would steer clear. They’ve been discontinued for a while now. Upgrade to a 2-speed Torque or a Mak. Avoid the mess of dealing with a return or sending to Okuma like I am now
  559. Yellowtail Dan

    Andros 12sII A still worth it?

    Don’t do it. Just bought one and while Ken was filling it with spectra for my trip tomorrow is seized up like they’ve been prone to do. Now I have to send it to Okuma to get fixed The really screwed up part is I leave on a 10 day tomorrow so it’s going to sit in my truck. Wasted money
  560. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD Accurate Boss Xtreme (30) 2 Speed (5 total)

    Happy Thanksgiving Jamie, that's a hell of a deal for someone. GLWS
  561. Yellowtail Dan

    Weather forecast for next week. Rain.. prepare yourself

    Having been to Mesquite Texas many times this doesn’t surprise me. Wal Mart is a all day family trip in Texas
  562. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD GOLD PENN TORQUE STAR 25 STD WIDTH PRICE DROP AGAIN

    Some one got one hell of a deal on a great reel, congrats
  563. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD UNITED COMPOSITES 76 VIPER RAIL ROD

    Jake’s like that, he keeps throwing new rods out there planting seeds till we all come in for more.
  564. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD UNITED COMPOSITES 76 VIPER RAIL ROD

    About time, no idea how this lasted as long as it did
  565. Yellowtail Dan

    Keep fishing or not ?

    Tried it but my dream kept going back to how it felt when a fish takes my bait and I put the reel in gear and feel the rod load up when it realizes it's hooked. I wonder if the Great White ever thinks about the baby seals feelings or its mama right before they eat them......
  566. Yellowtail Dan

    WX next week looks gnarly

    I think we're looking at some good options to catch fish Tom. There looks to be some better grade tuna now at the Lupe if you guys go that route. I'm hoping Brian points us due South towards the ridge and the lower banks
  567. Yellowtail Dan

    WX next week looks gnarly

    Joe are you on the 12/1 Turners trip. You guys probably made good time heading South last year after we got the two new freezers on the boat.
  568. Yellowtail Dan

    WX next week looks gnarly

    I was out same time last year on the AA and we got beat up pretty good coming home. We left the Rocks early and hugged the coast the whole way home. I leave on a 10 day on 12/1 on the AA again, we’ll see what happens
  569. Yellowtail Dan

    For Sale .50 BMG Tuna Spikes

    That background looks a lot like the inside of M&M Custom Rods
  570. Yellowtail Dan

    New To Crimping

    I call bullshit, no one ever caught fish before two speed reels.......now you even have to have them to fish 30-40lb.......
  571. Yellowtail Dan

    WTB Black torque 25N

    There you go Kyle I found you one
  572. Yellowtail Dan

    WTB Black torque 25N

    well if they’re getting $5,000 for a rod and you can ask $600.00 for a Trinidad 40n why not?
  573. Yellowtail Dan

    WTB Black torque 25N

    I sent you a PM
  574. Yellowtail Dan

    WTB Black torque 25N

    I've got one with an upgraded T-Bar handle filled with 65lb solid. First $600.00 gets it
  575. Yellowtail Dan

    Okuma Makaira 15T II SEa on the water

    Thanks guys, that’s what I was looking for. I’ll have to check one out and then figure out if I need a 15 and or the 15T
  576. Yellowtail Dan

    If the Lower Banks go off-

    Now I need to re-think bringing the big dog gear on my 10 day. I’m already at 12 set ups with all of my wahoo stuff
  577. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD UNITED COMPOSITES 76 VIPER RAIL ROD

    Did anyone notice they caught a Super down at the lower banks yesterday? This would come in real handy for anyone heading that way on any of the upcoming 12-15 day trips GLWS
  578. Yellowtail Dan

    If the Lower Banks go off-

    I think Soup is getting a little excited and looking at the calendar every hour or so....and going through his gear...........again
  579. Yellowtail Dan

    Red Rooster

    I always loved being on the Shogun when it was rough. Her fat ass makes for a comfortable spot to fish from and a smother ride home. she just needed some TLC which I hear she’s gotten
  580. Yellowtail Dan

    A Tribute to Bloody Deckers that have left us.

    Chance was a good kid, tragic.
  581. Yellowtail Dan

    Weather forecast for next week. Rain.. prepare yourself

    Good advice, looks like a wet drive down for me on Saturday but drys up for our Sunday loading. Love driving the grapevine and through LA in the rain.......leave my house at 2am and get through LA before it turns into a mess Drive safe and remember the idiots will all be out Thanksgiving...
  582. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD Calstar Rail Rod GFGR775XXH

    Because I already have 2 or I would have snapped it up quick. Somebody needs to buy this
  583. Yellowtail Dan

    Seeker Hysteria?

    Fools and their money..........
  584. Yellowtail Dan

    Okuma Makaira 15T II SEa on the water

    Jeff thanks for the heads up on the new reel. What’s the difference/upside vs the 15? Is it just narrower and taller?
  585. Yellowtail Dan

    People who fish dark braid

    Are the same people that drink this and call it beer.
  586. Yellowtail Dan

    313-pound bluefin on PENN International 16VISX

    Congrats on a great fish!!!
  587. Yellowtail Dan

    Sportsmen's Seafood aka Mario's Fish Processing still in business

    I used Mario's for years because I used to work with his brother Romelo. He always took good care of me. I use Five Star now and am very happy
  588. Yellowtail Dan

    Monster boils at Doheney Beach / Dana Pt 11/14

    That will get your attention real fast
  589. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD Calstar Rail Rod GFGR775XXH

    That’s a smokin deal on a great rod
  590. Yellowtail Dan

    Red Rooster

    I'm Irish how did the Portuguese get a bridge on the boat?
  591. Yellowtail Dan

    TERMINATOR FOR ME

    Very cool, good for you Jake. Have a great trip
  592. Yellowtail Dan

    Best rod for 60 lb

    He's still new at this BD thing, he'll learn
  593. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD Andros 12SIIa

    what are the gear ratio’s on this?
  594. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD BLACK PENN TORQUE STAR 25 STD WIDTH

    Great reel in the right color, if I didn't have 2 already I'd take this one in a heart beat. If you can make it a 25n I'll take it or maybe a 15...... GLWS
  595. Yellowtail Dan

    Brand new Spectra Pullers

    I have the previous version and love them. They generally make their way around the rigging station on my trips as guys see them and use them for the first time. Great product
  596. Yellowtail Dan

    Ono, I need help

    Micah and his Dad Monte when he's not enjoying his Florida retirement do excellent work. I have a whole lineup of Calstars they wrapped for me.
  597. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD Mak8 SEa

    Is it loop to loop connection or served?
  598. Yellowtail Dan

    Ono, I need help

    I think the Calstar GF 875h is the best wahoo jig/bomb blank on the planet. I have two of them just for that on my trips. You can get a T-Bar handle put on your Tq 25 an it will be a solid jig reel especially if it has the higher ratio gears in it
  599. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD FS: Silver Mak16SEa

    I would have thought this would be gone by now. Great deal
  600. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD UNITED COMPOSITES 76 VIPER RAIL ROD

    Yeah baby, nice work Jake You know I'm going to need another one of these for my 15 day............
  601. Yellowtail Dan

    For Sale SOLD

    Thank you for saving me from myself
  602. Yellowtail Dan

    For Sale Enchilada Negra *SOLD*

    I guess this means I have to keep making my own enchiladas? Some one got a beauty
  603. Yellowtail Dan

    FREE Question on rules

    Did anyone notice the tuny feshes are still biting and there are all kinds of open spots on boats you can go fish on?
  604. Yellowtail Dan

    Need to buy a VISXS 20 on Friday in SD/Temecula

    That’s where I would go. Ken has them
  605. Yellowtail Dan

    FREE Question on rules

    I love where your heads at!!
  606. Yellowtail Dan

    Best On board fish handling??

    What length trips are you talking about? I’ve always been happy with Brian and his team on the AA.
  607. Yellowtail Dan

    FREE Question on rules

    We can’t ban Jim. Every time he opens his treasure chest of goodies it’s like Christmas in the classifieds
  608. Yellowtail Dan

    RP 11/1-11/11 Part two

    Great report and props to you on your mind set through the trip. Been there and done that and just ended up giving it up to the fish gods and remembering I cold be at work.....
  609. Yellowtail Dan

    FREE Question on rules

    No worries, good response. I think the one thing we all forget is we don't know what he was asked to do by the owners of the site. It wouldn't be BD if there weren't hurt feelings, drama and all of the other fun stuff.
  610. Yellowtail Dan

    FREE Question on rules

    I give Mike props for stepping up and being the Mod for the classifieds not sure why guys that could have and didn't are banging on him but it's BD so ...... It's a free mkrt system if someone is dumb enough to over pay for something then it's on them. I can't blame someone for asking for a...
  611. Yellowtail Dan

    Thank you Veterans

    Thank you to all who have served and their families
  612. Yellowtail Dan

    WTB I finally fucked up

    I don’t think there is anything to be forgiven for here. You have to take care of yourself and your health first, without that there’s no point in buying anything If he can’t accept that then it’s on him. I wouldn’t want to buy from someone that handles things like that. Props to you for going...
  613. Yellowtail Dan

    For Sale Enchilada Negra *SOLD*

    $200 and Black glass tuffy 39
  614. Yellowtail Dan

    Knot Pullers for Spectra and Hooks - $20 - $30 (Models A and C Available)

    Great product that had guys lining up to use on my last trip.
  615. Yellowtail Dan

    For Sale Enchilada Negra *SOLD*

    Maybe it comes with a lifetime supply of these? Wahoo enchiladas?
  616. Yellowtail Dan

    FREE San Diego Tackle Traders Got Hit Again.

    Poor guys, someone knows who these bastards are and needs to come clean
  617. Yellowtail Dan

    What Penn reel would you recommend for Throwing surface iron?

    The Fathom 25n works great especially for local yellows. If you can find a Torque 25n they’re even better especially if you travel south
  618. Yellowtail Dan

    Small bait hooks

    I buy all my hooks from Ringed hooks, good people
  619. Yellowtail Dan

    United Composites GP80's, there has been a sighting..

    Have you pulled on a 76 Centaur? I have the 80 Predator as well and love the Centaur’s action
  620. Yellowtail Dan

    80 MONSTER FOR KYLE

    She's Purdy Jake, well done
  621. Yellowtail Dan

    105 FOOT BOATS

    Makes sense, sometimes you just have to walk away from a deal.
  622. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD Wahoo jigs n bombs - lot

    Just got lucky this time Lou, usually I'm last one to the party on deals like this
  623. Yellowtail Dan

    Wahoo bait

    I think a lot of times they won't hit bait is because guys are fishing with to heavy a wire leader. I always go with something in the 30's and never have a problem
  624. Yellowtail Dan

    105 FOOT BOATS

    Completely agree with you on him and how he handled that and how he maintained the boat the last couple of years. It sucks it couldn't have been bought by someone with some money to fix it up and stayed in the long range fleet
  625. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD Wahoo jigs n bombs - lot

    Check your PM's money has been sent
  626. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD Wahoo jigs n bombs - lot

    I'll take it, PM me your paypal info
  627. Yellowtail Dan

    105 FOOT BOATS

    That hurts, waste of a great fishing platform
  628. Yellowtail Dan

    TRADE Penn Torque 25ld2 for Penn Torque 30ld2

    Is there any spectra on it? If so what brand, lb and how much?
  629. Yellowtail Dan

    14 Day What Do I Need

    100% agree, that’s why I’d never do a fly down/back trip. K in p ok e the wind down time there and back
  630. Yellowtail Dan

    Independence ROGER'S THANKSGIVING CLASSIC & PHENIX RODS-OPEN 15 Day

    you’ll beat me out by a couple days then. Was hoping to see you on the dock Sunday
  631. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD BLACK PENN TORQUE STAR 25 STD WIDTH 5:4 GEARS

    Great reel at a good price. If I didn’t have 2 of them already I’d buy this one quick GLWS
  632. Yellowtail Dan

    Independence ROGER'S THANKSGIVING CLASSIC & PHENIX RODS-OPEN 15 Day

    Good for you Soda, what day does it leave? I’ll be leaving on Sunday
  633. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD UPDATED Seaguar premier, blue label,threadlock,maxcuatro

    Good seller, buy with confidence. Thanks Jordon, arrived as promised
  634. Yellowtail Dan

    Great Wahoo fishing at the ridge

    The Lupe sounds like it’s heating back up according to the Shogun so maybe more boats will go there and take some pressure of the Rocks and Ridge fish so they can bounce back.
  635. Yellowtail Dan

    A few observations on wahoo...

    I would wish you Good Luck and God Speed but then what the hell would I do on my trip in Dec? maybe take just half and save some for the rest of us?
  636. Yellowtail Dan

    SOLD done

    Yep black only came in the staff drags unless you special ordered from the custom shop while Penn had it open. They stopped making the black star drags a couple years ago it’s either gold or the new silver in 2-speed
  637. Yellowtail Dan

    A few observations on wahoo...

    Every jig and bomb gets sharpened to a point and then touched up after a couple fish. I don't see a lot of guys doing it during a trip, it's kind of like spraying off your reels with fresh water a couple times a day or getting your line wet before the first cast
  638. Yellowtail Dan

    FREE BAN Captainjosh77...He is a scammer

    you mean he lied about that to??? what is this world coming to
  639. Yellowtail Dan

    For Sale Penn visx 16 and 30, 70vs

    So tempting on that 16, bump because I hope someone buys it before I do GLWS
  640. Yellowtail Dan

    A few observations on wahoo...

    I have 100yrds of 50lb mono on all of my Wahoo rigs for that exact reason. I like the skin on my fingers and you don’t need 500yrds of spectra backing for them. If a bigger tuna grabs the jig then I better button it down and either bust the line or break it off at one of the knots. I changed...
  641. Yellowtail Dan

    A few observations on wahoo...

    Did you leave any down there for those of us going after Thanksgiving? Looks like you guys had a great trip on the skins
  642. Yellowtail Dan

    Short SOA report

    100% agree with you. I just hope the bite stays hot till I leave on 12/1. They’ll get a few days off from being hammered while everyone is home for Thanksgiving
  643. Yellowtail Dan

    Looking for a new heavy rod and reel

    A UC 76 Viper, hands down