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    Good Deal on MAK 15 SEA

    Got mine today. I do not see anything quirky about the reel. I do not think it is too wide, has good weight, 500 yards of 60lb hollow line, fantastic buy.
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    Better casting live bait rod.

    For good size anchovies and sardines I use a Calstar BT6480L with 25 or 30lb topshots. Light tip for casting but ith enought back bone to handle a 40 or 50lb fish.
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    PROP 15

    I am so happy that I moved away from CALIFORNIA three years ago. If Prop 15 passes California businesses and residents are going to get fucked over big time. If you haven't read the Prop 15 in it's entirely you will be shocked at the money grab the Liberals are trying to pull.
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    Some of us are unable to fish right now

    Hopefully all this shit will be over or close to it by January. When I finally get on a boat I am taking my whole arsenal of fishing gear. What ever is biting I sure as hell going to be ready. Hell, I will even have my bass setup to fish at the bait receiver. If I get tired during the day, I...
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    Time to show your skills... 2021 International Rod Building Challenge

    I will enter mine so people can have a good laugh :rofl: :rofl:
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    Measuring drag on reels

    That's why I set my drags at 25 percent of the leader rating at home before. I figure if the drag pressure increases 5 percent over nite becuse of moster I am OK. Of course I recheck the drags at the end of the day on the reels that got used.
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    Erendira 8/1 8/2

    It just isn't worth the hassle. Sometimes people get pulled over by someone that is wearing a cop uniform but is not a cop. Then you are really in trouble.
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    Nomad DTX 200 Leader ?

    I have not heard of anyone trolling a DTX for Bluefin
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    Good Deal on MAK 15 SEA

    Resistance was futile on my behalf. I bought 2 :-)
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    Pros/Cons Calstar WC 665 H Vs. Cousins CJB 70H for 50+ BFT. GO!

    If you do any panga fishing in Mexico the 665H is a perfect rod
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    HUGE GAP FROM MAKARIS AND REST. OF OKUMA LD REELS

    Yes you can for the development of the Makaira line. But I guess all that knowledge of how to build a superior mid frame reel must have seeped out their ass.
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    Erendira 8/1 8/2

    That's why I quit driving in Mexico. The local businesses lose out because of the crooked cops.
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    INTRUDER LURES JUST A FLASH IN THE PAN ??

    That's absolutley cirrect. I had a trip that I caught 9 Wahoo. It was 5 years until I caught another one
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    Illegal to interfere with fishing and hunting: what's the recourse

    Shit!!!!! I would be out there with my horn at 5 in the morning and gunning my engine right outside the wave break.
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    HUGE GAP FROM MAKARIS AND REST. OF OKUMA LD REELS

    As stated above. The I would not buy any of the other Okuma lever drag reels.
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    San Diego Sportfishing landings updating trips with undesirable maximum capacities

    If I paid for a ser number of anglers and they loaded up beyond that number I wouldn't get on the boat. I would take them to small claims court just on principle.
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    San Diego Sportfishing landings updating trips with undesirable maximum capacities

    That's bullshit. you should name the boat so that others will know not to ride that boat.
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    Proper tipping

    i am of the opinion that a 15% tip should be included into the price of the trip. Then tip more if you desire.
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    INTRUDER LURES JUST A FLASH IN THE PAN ??

    That's the price of a bathroom remodel. The wife said no lure, bathroom comes first, darn.
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    where did the first string go?

    Never have ridden the FS. Other than the problems the boat is currently suffering is it a nice fishing platform?
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    Late Report and Video

    Nice job fellas. Wish I had access to a boat like that when I was their age.
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    4 For Ted

    Them to purdy to fish with
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    INTRUDER LURES JUST A FLASH IN THE PAN ??

    I can't help it if I fall asleep at the rail during a slow bite. The slow roll of the boat and light sea breezes are so relaxing
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    Leaving California? Where Do You Go ??

    Same here in Arizona
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    Leaving California? Where Do You Go ??

    I think the big thing is that when most of us retire we want to maintain the same or better lifestyle. Leaving a high tax high / cost of living state allows people to improve their financial situation tremendously. If I had stayed in Calif. My wife and I would not be able to spend a month every...
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    Leaving California? Where Do You Go ??

    I moved to southern Arizona.
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    FLAT FALL JIGS CONSIDERED SLOW PITCH OR JIGGING?

    What class of jigs are they?
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    Fishing Colt Sniper and Flatfall

    I have caught and seen others catch Yellowtail on Flatfalls.
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    Goodbye & Thank You

    No need to say goodbye. A lot of active saltwater fishermen live where you are going.
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    TORQUE 402SPD/ Advise

    Great minds think alike. Very same 60 and 80lb set ups I use.
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    Royal Polaris 3-Day

    I only use the " lites " for calico and sand bass. They are great forr that use.
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    New daiwa 2 speed coming out soon

    I have been using a couple of the silver/blue Saltigas for some time. Most unappreciated reel on the market. Far superior to Shimanos, Accurrates, and Avets. The new Saltiga is going to be right up there with the Torques
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    Liberty - BFT Saturday 7-25

    34 on that boat would have been chaotic if the bite was good
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    INTRUDER LURES JUST A FLASH IN THE PAN ??

    Moved into a new house 3 years ago. She spent a shit load of bucks on upgrades. Now that she is sitting home all the time and looking at the house, she has decided she wants to change everything
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    Parking at the Point Loma Landings

    Be there starting around 11:00AM. day before you boat leaves
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    INTRUDER LURES JUST A FLASH IN THE PAN ??

    What schedule. I have no schedule. My wife's honey do's are my schedule. So my whining and complaining here on BD is my relief from her schedule for me.
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    My world...

    I am skipping this year along with many others. I have moved my trips to next year starting in July. I figure if this virus is still around I going to do what I want to do. At 71 years of age to sit around and do nothing just is not going to happen another year.
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    My world...

    Not fishing and traveling with the wife this year is killing me‐-------- financially. With the wifey not being able to travel she is having 2 bathrooms remodeled, making me paint, ( fuck! I hate painting ) and having granite countertops installed thru out the house. And purchase new formal...
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    YT at the 43 7/25

    Just tomany people fishing nowadays with private boats.
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    INTRUDER LURES JUST A FLASH IN THE PAN ??

    No no at a jab. Thank goodness he appears to be a successful small business owner. It is just that his inventive mind is ahead of his manufacturing capabilities. I am sure the day will come when he can meet the demand for all his products. He is still a new company and it takes time for...
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    INTRUDER LURES JUST A FLASH IN THE PAN ??

    It appears that JRI is so overwhelmed by his jig production that the Intruder will never see the light of day. Thank god the DTX came along.
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    Nomad DRX Minow

    The 200 has a limited life span. Last October mine cought 5 Hoos before it stopped swimming properly. Saw one that one held up to one fish then stopped swimming. As for the new 220 I have not had the opportunity to use it.
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    POPPING ROD BLANK

    What one piece blank do you builders recommend one use to build a 50lb popping rod?
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    Which Penn Reel For Wahoo?

    I have 2 Torque 40NLDs but use them strictly for bait. I still prefer my Avet HXJ Raptors for throwing jigs to Wahoo and Yo Yoing
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    sport boat fishing closure Part 2???

    One at 44 with no underlying health issues. One at 59, only known health issue was hypertension but taking medication. The last person was 66 with arthritis, and formally a very heavy smoker but have not smoked in 11 years per the wife.
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    sport boat fishing closure Part 2???

    People keep down playing this thing. At this time 3 people in the community I live in have died from the Virus.
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    Bahia De Los Angeles Last Minute Trip***

    Broader is closed to drive in traffic guys
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    Cal Football Players Make Demands

    Fuck them. Their first concern is hould be to get an education.
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    Making the Fathoms in the US

    TV's and phones are luxury items. They should be made in the USA even if they would cost a lot more.
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    Sportboat fishing when it’s windy

    Take a rope to tie yourself to the rail
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    Sportboat fishing when it’s windy

    I hate wind. I just won't get on the boat if the heavy wind conditions are 100 percent sure thing to happen. In my 50 years of fishing i hace never caught a fish when it is "victory at sea" conditions
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    Masks or no masks.

    The idea of the mask is if you should cough or sneeze you deflex your spray from traveling up to 12 feet. If you can't understand that simple fact you have a real problem and no empathy for other people.
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    Tim Ekstrom always says it the Best...

    If only I didn't have underlying health issues.
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    Masks or no masks.

    You aren't 72 years old with underlying health issues. Big It is amazing the selfish animosity younger people have towards us old folks. When it comes time for us to hit the rail again I am going to be wearing my spike elbows pads. I have some catching up to do and and of you younger pricks...
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    Penn Fathom for Yo-Yo iron

    Penn dropped the ball by not making a Torque 40N Star Drive. I understand the star drive series wasn't a big seller but a 40N I think would have been a absolute big success for Penn
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    Masks or no masks.

    The bottom line on wearing a mask is those that don't are fucking us old guys over so we are not safe going fishing. You are all a bunch of inconsiderate human beings. One more sin on your selfish soul
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    Gruesome Newsom at it again...

    I was born and raised in Orange County and lived everywhere from 10 miles from the beach to on the beach. I spent my last 20 years in calif living in the San Francisco area. Never thought I would leave California but the cost of living and liberal socialist made it too unbearable to stay. By...
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    CCA CAL Reports Immense Opposition To California’s AB3030

    And that is another reason I moved out of Fuckafornia. Fucking extreme liberals and environmentalists are all a bunch of turd eaters
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    Masks or no masks.

    I take the mask wearing very seriously. A neighbor of mine died from Covid a couple of days ago. That makes two people I know that did not survive the Covid infection.
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    Best price Fuji guides

    All the on line rod building dealers are about the same price wise. For Fuji guides I shop both Acid Rod and Mud Hole as no one dealer has a full selection of Fuji guides.
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    PENN TORQUE 40NLD 60NLD

    Wonderful. My wife is complaining that the 16VISX wears he out after an hour or so. The 60 will make her happy. Thanks
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    PENN TORQUE 40NLD 60NLD

    Where would Torque 602LD fit in my arsenal? I currently have all the reels in the Torque 2LD series and International VISX`s ? (Disregard the 40 in the thread title, typo)
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    Gruesome Newsom at it again...

    Show me a politician that doesn't do anything for personal gain and I will show you a unicorn
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    Do you still have the Torque 40Nld for sale? Lou

    Do you still have the Torque 40Nld for sale? Lou
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    Gruesome Newsom at it again...

    If it comes from a politician or the right wing media it is also most likely inflated, twisted and full of shit.
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    Anyone fish the new Cavalla yet?

    I wonder. Maybe they have gotten so. Big complacency has settled into the corporate mindset.
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    Statewide fishing closure for CA could be next

    You do not know anything about compromised immunity. They are many causes that are related to environmental exposure. For example I have Sarcoidosis which causes compromised immunity. Doctors say that it was most likely caused from growing up in a household of heavy smokers eventhough I have...
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    Statewide fishing closure for CA could be next

    Looks like some Republican Governors are reversing their state openings.
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    COLD SHRINK ON 60LB ROD

    Do you put Cold Shink on your 60lb. rods? I am old and use the rail frequently.
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    Out of State Buyers Flocking to Montana

    Starting my 4th year in Arizona. Lived in California all my life, ( 68 years ) and never thought I would leave but the politics and cost of living is ridiculous. Come to Arizona, very reasonable housing prices in many desirable areas and only a 7 hour drive to San Diego. I bought gas...
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    Law enforcement down at the docks

    Depending on what you are fishing for
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    For Sale 2 Penn 80w Reels on IGFA 80 Roller guide rods

    You will need buy your packing material than take it to the Post Office to get your shipping cost. Deduct the packaging and shipping cost from your asking price then round the selling price down to the nearest dollar. List your stuff to include shipping to Hawaii
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    For Sale 2 Penn 80w Reels on IGFA 80 Roller guide rods

    You may have to lower your price if you really want to sell them to cover shipping. Hawaiians fish with the heavy stuff so you may have a better chance of a sale. I sold all my old heavy trolling gear posted in the Hawaiian section. It is a pain to box and ship but it was worth the effort.
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    For Sale 2 Penn 80w Reels on IGFA 80 Roller guide rods

    I would post this in the Hawaiian section.
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    WTB Got one thanks..

    No such rod made. That is to wide of a ratings range.
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    AA Trip Report

    Move to Arizona, Much lower cost of living so you have more monet for fishing. Easy 7 hour drive to SD as there is no traffic until you get to SD.
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    ALPS Titanium

    That has always been a issue with gold guides going all the way back to the 80`s when Fuji offered them.
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    Penn FATHOM II 15SDCasting Special....Replacing KNOBBY Mag

    The new Fathums mag cast design is not well thought out. I sometimes hit the knob with my wrist while tiuning the handle. Luckily The shop had a original 40N without the cast control.
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    Bass Pro Shops visit

    Financial problems?
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    Bunk mattress sizes?

    Jezz, more crap to haul around.
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    UC CENTAUR TO HEAVY FOR 60LB

    Ok, so the Centaur for all practical purposes is 80# rod. How does it do as a 100# rod .? Say for using with a MK20 Reel for 80/100# use.
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    UC CENTAUR TO HEAVY FOR 60LB

    Is the above rod to heavy for using a Penn Torque 40NLD with 80lb backing with 60lb topshot?
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    WHICH ALIJOS FOR 50LB. LINE

    How much 60lb. solid spectra does the 12 hold? Filled for short 10' topshops.
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    BUILDING A SPINNING ROD

    I am getting ready to build a spinning rod for my Makaira 30000 reel. Is there any correlation as to spool size and how far the stripper guide should be placed?
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    WHICH ALIJOS FOR 50LB. LINE

    Especially for using at Guadalupe.
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    Fishing line Installation at a tackle shop

    Hate to hear that. What seems like a lifetime ago I met him around 30 plus years ago when he was a food and beverage manager. I drove a beer truck for Budweiser and it seems that my routes always coincided where he was working. A great person.
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    Fishing line Installation at a tackle shop

    Great shop. I use to patronize them when I lived in OC. Is Jim still working there?
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    Long Range Reopening Plan

    I acquaintance of mine passed away.
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    Long Range Reopening Plan

    Obviously you do not know anyone that has it and died. And I am talking about a young health man that was 39 years old.
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    Long Range Reopening Plan

    Is not any news source reliable anymore? Most likely not.
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    Place for group trip in San Lucas?

    Better plan on putting out the big bucks. Just remember that Cabo has resorts and they do not really cater to fishermen. If you want to take fish home the resorts will not accommodate you and you will have to use the smoke house at the marina. They are very expensive for fileting and freezing...
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    Canal shrimpers beware

    The Casino Del Sol is a Indian Casino here in South Tuscon is run by a bunch of crooks. Went gambling there a couple of times and had $90 bucks in left over chips and figured instead of cashing them in I would just use them on my next visit. Well they change the chip design and wouldn't honor...
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    PENN "2020" 8-day aboard Shogun, June 19-27, 2020

    Can out of state residents buy a Calif fishing licence at the Shogan office?
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    Long Range Reopening Plan

    Who knows what is the truth. All of us quote from unreliable sources
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    Long Range Reopening Plan

    I have a friend whom lives in NY also and he tells me differently. I guess our friends have a different perspective of these events.
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    Long Range Reopening Plan

    Because New York had the most intensive lock down in the country. Consequently they got a handle on the the virus for the time being.
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    BREAKING NEWS: San Diego Party Boats have the green light to run NOW!

    Were any conditions or protocols put on the boats?
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    Long Range Reopening Plan

    Google News. I believe it was a post of a article in the Arizona Star
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    Long Range Reopening Plan

    Y Normally I am not a pessimist. But when I read that there are hospitals here in Arizona that all the ICU beds are being taken up with a increasing number of Covid patients with no spare beds. Other states cannot be far behind the way things are going here.
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    Long Range Reopening Plan

    I am sure that we will all be riding boats again soon but how long will it last? Bottom line is the Covid virus numbers are not going down. I fear that this Covid virus is really going to get bad until we have a vaccine.
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    Tues meeting for opening fishing in San Diego

    If rules and regulations make SD landings unprofitable the contracts with the bait company goes out the door if fleet is not there. If the boats moved to Ensenada people, ( both US and Mexican Entrepreneurs ) would be crawling all over each other to start a bait company. It would be a shitty...
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    Seattle on fire

    No it is not a fabrication. As of yesterday we were notified of 2 people in out community that have contacted Covid with one being in critical condition. Both under the age of 35 years old.
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    BAJA TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

    You are one brave man to drive those roads at night or should I say you crazy. Cows, goats, horses, on the road, insane semi truck drivers, pot holes you can not see in the dark and banditos.
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    Tues meeting for opening fishing in San Diego

    We may not like it but we may someday see our SD boats operating out of Mexico some day. Who knows?
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    Rioters are cheaper than protesters? WTF!!

    They are all gutless and spineless. They are only worried about their next election so they don't want to offend anyone. That is why I have always advocated alittle longer term with a one term limit. That way instead of worrying about getting reelected they just maybe do the right thing and...
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    Rioters are cheaper than protesters? WTF!!

    It is sad but you almost feel the cops need our protection
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    Rioters are cheaper than protesters? WTF!!

    Thank Goodness my wife like to go to the shooting range. The larger calibers kind of freak her out but when I go shopping I will try to ease her into higher caliber weapons.
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    Rioters are cheaper than protesters? WTF!!

    You are correct that I did say that. However the current events have changed my mind. I have come to the realization that politicians have no interest in protecting the citizens of this country from radical elements of out society. Personally I believe that there are disturbing elements from...
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    Copyright infrin

    You have my respect. My father did that when I was a kid and even as a younger I could see that was brutal work
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    Rioters are cheaper than protesters? WTF!!

    Having been a small business owner three time over the years I do not understand why they are not armed to protect their business. I Would certainly be present and shooting any bastard that tried to destroy my business. When I saw that the rioters have now taken to residential areas to sow...
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    Copyright infrin

    I did that a couple of time in my life. Of all the Home projects I have done scraping the popcorn ceiling off the most horrible project to do. For doing that you are a better man than I. God should give you a straight shot to heaven for scraping those ceiling for your wife.
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    Copyright infrin

    You may get the same action on a cheep rod as a expensive rod but the components will be out right shit poor quality
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    Are masks a deal breaker?

    not a issue I want to discuss.
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    OC landings get the green light to run

    I have owned boats, they are a real expense. But nothing beats that feeling of finding you own hot bite and there are no other boats for miles. It is a double feeling of satisfaction.
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    OC landings get the green light to run

    I think we have all been dummies lately
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    OC landings get the green light to run

    Oh so sensitive, I thought I was just being funny
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    Siwash Hooks

    I use owner Jobu 8/0 hooks. You will have to braze with new rings. Last summer I made the switch and went 5 for 5 on to different trips om Seastrike 33's
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    Need to get out on the water

    Good luck, If I still had a boat I would give you a invite.
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    OC landings get the green light to run

    It is time for fishermen to to take a Valium and open our wallets wide. Or take up pickle ball:p:
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    OC landings get the green light to run

    Because it is a week end dummy. In this day and age it cost more to play on the week ends:hali_parkutuli:
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    Ignoring Members

    My new resolve starting June 1 is to not pay attention to any post that have political overtones. I am Repulicrat, which means I like very little of both parties and their leaders, so I piss everyone off.
  122. N

    Pacific Queen 5/29

    It is always the banks that one way or another that contribute to damaging our economy. It is a industry that needs a regulatory jack boot on it's neck.
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    Long Range Reopening Plan

    Interesting thought
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    Long Range Reopening Plan

    Oh absolutely. The virus is still with us, people need to access their personal risk. For my self I have a autoimmune disease so for the time being I am being very cautious. People that want to go out need to use a little common sence. If things don't look right, take your business...
  125. N

    Long Range Reopening Plan

    That is all part of the disagreements. Everything is along party lines, no politician is really looking out for the country as a whole. Such extremism on both sides.
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    Long Range Reopening Plan

    A Rhinos ass, Oh My!! :oops:Make sure you use your skin conditioner liberally and frequently
  127. N

    Long Range Reopening Plan

    There is no agreement anywhere. Trump disagrees with the Governors, the Governors disagree with each other, the governors and mayors disagree. Where does it end. Me, I feel like I am just along for the ride.
  128. N

    Long Range Reopening Plan

    Nothing else to do. The government has lost control of this Virus. I think the shitty response to this who thing has been a fuck up from Trump all the way down to the local Mayors. Go buy a gun, you may need it.
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    Long Range Reopening Plan

    We do not control the virus. This is a health issue, not a political issue that so many has made this into. You rights ends when it affects the well being of others. No different than some body breaking into my house and I blow his brains out.
  130. N

    Long Range Reopening Plan

    What else do we have to do??? Can not go fishing so we are all blowing off steam over every issue that comes to mind.
  131. N

    Long Range Reopening Plan

    They are smart, just trying to protect them selves and others
  132. N

    Long Range Reopening Plan

    We should be suing ever one in office to keep them busy defending themselves so they do not have time to fuck up our country
  133. N

    Long Range Reopening Plan

    Both the Repubs and Democrats are all killing us. Get rid of every fucking one currently in office.
  134. N

    United composites rod

    a million choices depending what feels good to you. Remember that when a Wahoo is hooked you do not pump and grind the rod. You point the rod at the fish and grind the reel like a wrench.
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    Statewide fishing closure for CA could be next

    All the finger pointing and blaming this and that person will bear fruit on who is right or wrong if we have a second wave of infections. If that second wave is distructive the Republican Party is going to going to decimated in the next election. If it is a mild second wave and the economy is...
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    San Diego full day boats $200

    Absolutely, and the high cost of fishing will eventually have a negative impact on fishing. I have no solution as to how to make fishing available to more young people which is need for the survival of our sport.
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    San Diego full day boats $200

    The Repubs are not any better. I think every politician in office should be kicked out and let us elect a new breed of young candidates. Our generation of baby boomers are fucking up the country the longer they stay in office. Senile old bastards.
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    San Diego full day boats $200

    CNN got nothing to do with this conversation. Next time you go fishing on a 5 day or longer trips ask people if they have kids. Then ask if they can afford to take their kids with them fishing every time they go fishing. You might be surprise at the answers you will get
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    San Diego full day boats $200

    Sure we can dig deep into our wallets and keep fishing. But when all of us old guys die, and there is not a new generation of young folks behind to take our place the landings will still cease to exist.
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    San Diego full day boats $200

    a lot of you guys are saying that you do not care what it cost to go fishing. What is your age?, 25,30,40,50 or older? You can go fishing but how many of you have kids that want to fish and can you afford to take your kid or may be 2 kids with you? How many young guys under say 20 can afford...
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    San Diego full day boats $200

    It is unfortunately, that economics dictate such big price jumps instead of small incremental increases over a period of time. Fishing is a sport that is struggling to increase it's number of participants and has been for years. With such high prices you will see fewer and fewer kids take up...
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    Catalina 5/24/20 with Dad and INSANE Yellowtail Bite

    Great report. Some people lose every bain cell they when they get on a private boat. Having owned 3 boats during a 20 plus year span I have seen my share of moronic boat owner. You can tell who they are just by watching them at the boat ramps putting their boat in the water.
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    WAHOO GEAR

    When I started Wahoo fishing we were using Penn Mariners tricked out with Newell parts. Now that was a Dinosaur compared to todays reels. Then I went to a Penn 4/0 Senator tricked out with Tiburon and Newell parts. Then I went to a Tiburon SST, which model I do not remember. That reel for some...
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    WAHOO GEAR

    Last time I rode a bike I fell off
  145. N

    WAHOO GEAR

    It has been so long since I last went Wahoo fishing I am going to have to be retrained
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    Long Range Reopening Plan

    They will go with in the order of paid in full
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    Long Range Reopening Plan

    What is driving irrational fear is the Federal Governments failure to formulate a consistent policy. Trump trying to past the buck for all his policy failures by pushing the buck to each individual state was a huge policy failure. Did that event leave any grey hairs on your head?
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    There may never be a vaccine for Corona Virus

    My reply to you was inappropriate. I should have stated my reasons for carrying a gun at the beginning of the conversation I tend to go off the rails at people when I perceive a person that thinks that no one should have a gun. I feel as a nation our gun laws are out of wack. I piss...
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    There may never be a vaccine for Corona Virus

    One more thing. I am 71 now and everyone knows that criminals look on us old folks as easy targets. At one time I could easily defend myself physically against a unarmed assault, ( most likely not 2 or 3 guys). Today I will blow a criminals brains out.
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    There may never be a vaccine for Corona Virus

    Once you have been pistol whipped and had the end of a double barrel shot gun crammed into the back out your neck while you watch three piece of shit knock your pregnant wife to the ground then taking turns to feel her up you would feel differently. We thought that day our lives were going to...
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    MORE FOR YELLOW TAIL DAN..

    Whoooa, beautiful rods Dan. I ordered some GP blanks last early February but UC got shut down. I can not wait to get them when they become avaliable
  152. N

    There may never be a vaccine for Corona Virus

    HA HA HAAA, GURGGLE BURP
  153. N

    There may never be a vaccine for Corona Virus

    so what are you going to do? Get on your knees and ask them to just take your family's food and please don't hurt me? Your are a coward.
  154. N

    Excel mid October 8 day

    I am scheduled for a 8 day Shogun trip mid October. My concern is that the virus has yet to play out in Mexico, and possible the second wave in the US. It is a poor country with a horrible medical infrastructure. Ensenada my not be open to process permits for Guadalupe.
  155. N

    There may never be a vaccine for Corona Virus

    There has been incidents of people being shot and or assaulted just for being denied access to stores for bring ask to wear a mask to enter a establishment. If reactions are so extreme to such a simple request to wearing a mask, what will they do if a second wave should happen? The next...
  156. N

    There may never be a vaccine for Corona Virus

    Good for you, if you are able to work you are one of the lucky ones. I just hope that you are doing everything to protect yourself.
  157. N

    There may never be a vaccine for Corona Virus

    No you can not eats guns, but you can sure hell make sure nobody is going to take your food away from you
  158. N

    There may never be a vaccine for Corona Virus

    There is no way that you can say we not wait for a vaccine to get back to work. We will go back to work soon. Then this virus will spin out of control because a lot of businesses and individuals will not adhere to the CDC suggestions for masks or self distancing. When the second wave hits...
  159. N

    Shut Down of 2020 Fishing Season?

    If you offered constructive criticism to a airline they would throw you off the plane and run over you a couple of time for good measure. I hate the business model of the US airline industry. I could care less if they all went bankrupt. Of all the businesses that I send my dollars too I get...
  160. N

    Screeching Masks

    The side effects of the Covid virus that no one talks about is our collective loss of sanity. I really think that the Covid virus is a brain disease
  161. N

    For Sale Gear stolen out of car-please keep eyes put

    I always have pepper spray when out and about. That stuff can really put the hurt on a person. At night I am also packing a 38. All legal here in Arizona. It gripes my ass that I have to leave my protective devices at home when I travel to California.
  162. N

    Long Range Reopening Plan

    well now that would be a revolting development.
  163. N

    Long Range Reopening Plan

    Vewey Interesting, need to look into that
  164. N

    Long Range Reopening Plan

    To die in a car crash is not contagious, neither is people that die from natural causes.
  165. N

    Long Range Reopening Plan

    i am really distraught over the Covid situation as I have underlying lung and kidney conditions. I had so much hope for doing a lot of fishing in my retirement years along with international travel. I just don't know what I am going to do to keep busy. Fucking fucking bummer.
  166. N

    !#%!#*!! Tweakers

    Makes you think about owning anything that can be seen by others
  167. N

    Royal Polaris re-opening plan May 8th

    Yep, a $1000.00 a day to fish.
  168. N

    Royal Polaris re-opening plan May 8th

    Yes they are buying time. Buying time for the next wave with will be a bigger problem than the first wave Covid cases.
  169. N

    Shut Down of 2020 Fishing Season?

    If you say so, I am at a loss to what is true and whats not. Both parties try to manipulate information to their advantage, to hell with the American people is their motto.
  170. N

    Sportboats are to Remain at dock

    That is because all the kids wanted music for free. On line free music destroyed the recording business and made it impossible for record companies to pay for the development and promotion of new talent. How many groups that have come on the scene on the last 20 years can fill a stadium like...
  171. N

    Royal Polaris re-opening plan May 8th

    Just my luck I would be on a boat where the captain and second mate both got sick
  172. N

    Royal Polaris re-opening plan May 8th

    Oh absolutely, cradle that dine in your hand and have a man to man talk about social distance. Also tell him to wiggle his little ass to entice the biggest fish out there to eat him. Hell, I have been doing that for years but the little buggas won`t listen.
  173. N

    Sportboats are to Remain at dock

    Are you implying that the politicians know more than doctors? God I hope not for your sake
  174. N

    Sportboats are to Remain at dock

    I do not watch CNN. I split my viewing time equally between MSM, Fox, and various print material.
  175. N

    Sportboats are to Remain at dock

    DO NOT LISTEN TO THE POLITICIANS. Listen to the CDC and any other Doctor. The politician are all full bore fuck ups. Now that Trump is silencing the CDC we will really hear a bunch of diarrhea coming out of the politicians mouths.
  176. N

    All glass Calstar Chovy Rod

    Glass rods are the best when it comes to using small bait.
  177. N

    Handle upgrade to 30 and 50 VISW's

    Tiburon Engineering.com They have replacement handle that is the same as the one used on the Okuma Makairas
  178. N

    UNited Compsite Rods

    Funny thing, I have never had a Tuna, Yellowtail, or Wahoo nibble on a bait.
  179. N

    San Diego Boats opening

    You are a reel fuck head. You will rot in hell when you die.
  180. N

    NEW REEL MODELS?

    Whoa!!! Wouldn't work for people with fat thumbs
  181. N

    Update from the American Angler

    Classy putting out a statement
  182. N

    For Sale Gear stolen out of car-please keep eyes put

    Crime has always been a big problem there. Even back in the 60's when I use to go surfing there we would take turns watching truck.
  183. N

    I Want to go [email protected] FISHING!!

    They are, I have had 3 boats up to a 24 footer in the past.
  184. N

    I Want to go [email protected] FISHING!!

    I live in Green Valley, about 30 minute south of Tuscon
  185. N

    I Want to go [email protected] FISHING!!

    If I buy a boat it will be a new new boat to my specifications
  186. N

    Acceptable sport boat scenario

    saw it on Fox News and MSMBC
  187. N

    I Want to go [email protected] FISHING!!

    I live in Arizona. I am seriously thinking of doing exactly that . Big enough to sleep 3 so I do not have to stay in a hotel in San Diego.
  188. N

    Acceptable sport boat scenario

    Bad news over the week end. San Diego had a big spike in new Covid cases.
  189. N

    Shut Down of 2020 Fishing Season?

    It is going to a very shit situation. We should have nuked China during the Korean War then we would not be dealing with the threats they pose on multiple issues with the US
  190. N

    Shut Down of 2020 Fishing Season?

    Mark my word there will be a million plus people dead in the US over the next 2 months from the virus. Then 2 million dead by Jan 2021
  191. N

    Penn 12 VISX

    It is called a " you don't get one model "
  192. N

    Shut Down of 2020 Fishing Season?

    At 71 it is a possibility that I will not ever fish again. If you look around at the number of seniors on a long range boat it could be a problem getting enough riders to make it profitable to run.
  193. N

    Shut Down of 2020 Fishing Season?

    The flu kills 50/60 people a year. The Covid virus has killed 60+thousand people in 4 months. Big difference in the deadliness of the Conid virus
  194. N

    Shut Down of 2020 Fishing Season?

    Even if Calif had a Republican governor the situation wouldn't be any different
  195. N

    Governor Targets Orange County

    Whenever people gather in such numbers as we saw in the some beach areas It is impossible to practice keeping a safe distance from others. People not weraring mask in a crowded environment just seems out right crazy. Unfortunately we may have a far more serious outbreak of the virus in...
  196. N

    Shut Down of 2020 Fishing Season?

    It is not the flu or even remotely related to the flu. It is a virus, a huge difference
  197. N

    NEW REEL MODELS?

    Question for Tuna North In spite of the virus situation is Penn in development of any new reels? Or changes or additional model to existing reel lines?
  198. N

    Shut Down of 2020 Fishing Season?

    Unfortunately I think that is going to happen in all states
  199. N

    Calstar series review

    It is a good one. For some reason you do not see many of them around.
  200. N

    Calstar series review

    I still use the following Calstar rods: 270-8H 6480L 610 800MH 690 GG690
  201. N

    Calstar series review

    Phenix rod designations are a clusterfuck
  202. N

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

    Wow! None of the boats I have booked trips with have not contacted me.
  203. N

    No holds barred opinion

    The Arizona Star News Paper
  204. N

    PCH rod report

    I have seen very very few factory rods that are built on the proper spline. I have 4 factory United Composit rods and only 1 has the proper spline. Of the 2 Okuma PCH rods 1is built on the proper spline. It is not considered a manufactures defect if it fall within their accepted variant of...
  205. N

    No holds barred opinion

    Well, you know how the news is, my read says differently. Point is anyone can get the virus
  206. N

    No holds barred opinion

    I just saw the statistics on deaths by age group. In Arizona the group with the highest deaths is those between 20 and 44 years of age. That just blows your shelter in place idea to hell
  207. N

    Our Constitutional Rights

    Wrong, China is a monumental threat to the US
  208. N

    Our Constitutional Rights

    I bought a case from Amazon a month ago. I am good
  209. N

    Interes

    Depending on how much longer this virus situation lasts, I can see Frank Lo Preste picking up another boat or two.
  210. N

    Interes

    I wouldn't go. If all that needs to be done to go fishing that tells me the risks for catching the Covid is too high.
  211. N

    Can Your Main Line Be Too Thin?

    I have 40lb. JB solid on my Torque 15XNLD reels. Fish them with 30 or 40lb 8 to 12 foot topshots
  212. N

    Long Range shutdown?

    It is possible that even if the LR fleet is given permission to fish the wild card my be Mexico. Will they allow the US boats into their waters? What about checking in at Ensenada? Will that even be allowed for fishing Guadalupe?
  213. N

    Shut Down of 2020 Fishing Season?

    It would be nice if the beds had gyro stabilizers in them to keep them level regardless of sea conditions.
  214. N

    Okuma makaira compared to penn international

    The cost to blue print a Fathum is $95.00 plus $40.00 for the Tiburon handle plus shipping which will vary depending on where you live. The 40 now gets about 16/17lbs at strike with a smooth drag curve to about 36/37lbs at full drag. ( my numbers are based on my own method of personal testing )...
  215. N

    What does "recovery" look like for the sporties?

    I think people with some underlying health issues like myself will not be fishing on a LR boat for a long time. A vaccine will have to become available before I will ride a LR boat again.
  216. N

    "Hidden Pickle"

    I had a girl friend once that would as me if I wanted to "hide the pickle" when she was horny
  217. N

    Penn Fathom II 25n 4.8:1 for surface iron reel?

    perfect reel for surface iron
  218. N

    Ever Eat Roosterfish?

    Do not even think about it. It is a species that very little is known about regarding habitat, numbers, migration, maturity, and so on. it is best we do not harvest them so that we can be sure to enjoy fishing them in the future.
  219. N

    SOLD Okuma pch801xh 30-60#

    it's not a yo yo rod, it is a live bait rod
  220. N

    Long Range shutdown?

    I read that the virus is just now starting to get a foothold through out Mexico. Mexico is behind the curve regarding infections. I am concern that even if the LR fleet is given the green light to fish we might be shut out of fishing Mexican waters.
  221. N

    Shut Down of 2020 Fishing Season?

    By all means I hope you are right. This whole event has made me a pessimist
  222. N

    Commercial hacks

    Are you calling me a Commie because I am staying home? You know nothing about the people staying home and their reason for ffo;;owing the guidelines. Your statement shows how narrow minded you are.
  223. N

    What to do with tons of Bamboo?

    make flooring out of it
  224. N

    Another great perspective on the government bailouts.

    A lot of people do not know that the banks lent a lot of the money to their cherry picked customers such as Brokerage firms, hedge funds, and insurance companies. these were companies that had large credit lines available to them. Consequently the money ran out before the "little guy" could get...
  225. N

    Shut Down of 2020 Fishing Season?

    WWE is essential??? give me a fucking break
  226. N

    Production JRI Intruder Makes It's Debut

    Four!!! You are a lucky lucky dog.
  227. N

    Long Range shutdown?

    at current trends the death rate for the virus will exceed 3400 in a few days
  228. N

    Production JRI Intruder Makes It's Debut

    You lucky dog. Production Intruders may never happen as the JRI jigs are consuming 100 per cent of their time with huge backlogs for his jigs
  229. N

    Okuma makaira compared to penn international

    I have one Torque 40NLD and two Fathums 40NLD's. The Fathums are BLue printed by Cal's and they work better than the Torque which is not Blue Printed. Shop around for a Fathum and have it Blue Printed and it cost about $250.00 less than a new Torque.
  230. N

    Shut Down of 2020 Fishing Season?

    I see no hope for the Long Range fleet this year. Even if they open up with restrictions as long as the virus is still floating around many people will not get on a boat. I think the boat swill have a problem getting enough passengers to make it profitable enough to run trips
  231. N

    Covid 19.... Just follow the money

    I will never buy anything made in China. I needed some new T-Shirts and had to do some searching to find them. Dickies T-Shirts are not made in China and of very high quality. Fuck China
  232. N

    Okuma makaira compared to penn international

    That should be two different set ups. The Penn Torque 30NLD with 60# Spectra with a 50# top shot. The Penn Torque 40NLD with 80# Spectra with 60Lb top shot. I say this because for optimal performance two different rods would be best.
  233. N

    Okuma makaira compared to penn international

    My 2 cents. The Makaira 15T is over built for what most west coasters would use it for. The Penn Torque 40 would be the perfect reel for 60/80lb applications. It is lighter weight and has a lighter spool which means it is a better casting reel for sardines. The knob on the 40NLD leaves a lot...
  234. N

    Long Range shutdown?

    I just saw on the news that this virus could be around for as long as two years. At 71 years of age I find that very distressing. I feel every year I am still able to fish is a blessing, If this virus lasts another two years I may never see another day fishing.
  235. N

    Okuma Metaloid vs Penn Fathom

    I have a Fathum 30LD two 40NLD reels. Straight out of the box not so great. I sent mine to Cal Sheets for Blue Printing and Tiburon handles. Now they are incredible reels with more than enough capabilities to handle fish up to 100 lbs, possibly bigger.
  236. N

    The day is fast approaching...

    You are really a screwed up person
  237. N

    Fathom 2 lever drag vs torque ld

    Hummm, are the Torque internal parts interchangeable with the Fathums? I ask this question so that when my Fathums need rebuilding can I upgrade the internal parts with Torque parts?
  238. N

    WE are BD. It's Knot Political. It's Life in America Today.. VENT HERE GUYS

    I figure that is years will be a total loss fishing wise. At 71 soon to be 72 with underlying health issues I will not be taking any changes health wise. People may think that I am nuts but I will not stop wearing a mask or practice self distancing until 2 months after the last virus case is...
  239. N

    Surface iron?

    Fishybuzz could throw a safety pin and get bit. :p:
  240. N

    Fathom 25N Star drag best suited

    I would use it on the Proteus. I say that because I use mine as a surface iron reel
  241. N

    Melton’s Tackle Looted

    Quite frankly in this day and age it amazes me that any business would not have every security measure available. Thievery has become a national past time.
  242. N

    PCH rod report

    Received my 801XH last week. Did a rod test lifting a 12.2lb paint bucket. The spline is of by about 15 degrees so I put a gimbal on the rod just incase it bents offset to much with a bigger fish. I found the foregrip diameter to be to small for my liking, so I wrapped it with 1/8" cork and...
  243. N

    PENN new product wish list

    The PCH is a medium priced rod. Consider the way is is constructed it is a out sized value for a supreme rod
  244. N

    STUCK AT HOME BECAUSE OF THE CHINA VIRUS

    That just goes to show you that every President we have had in the last 60 years was just a piece of shit
  245. N

    STUCK AT HOME BECAUSE OF THE CHINA VIRUS

    just shows you has fucked up all our past Presidents have been
  246. N

    STUCK AT HOME BECAUSE OF THE CHINA VIRUS

    I have been taking the baseball bat to the trash can. I do it in the garage so the neighbors don't see me
  247. N

    Long Range shutdown?

    No offense taken, I am a wreck
  248. N

    STUCK AT HOME BECAUSE OF THE CHINA VIRUS

    He's a extreme right winger, just the complete opposite of Extreme left winger Sander. Both are bad for our country.
  249. N

    STUCK AT HOME BECAUSE OF THE CHINA VIRUS

    I am si sick of this post. The reactions posted here show you how fucked up everyone of these extreme right and left wing opinions are. What ever happened to middle of the road compromise?
  250. N

    Long Range shutdown?

    Are you kidding? He's got good genes. Fishybuzz will still be fishing when he's ninety.
  251. N

    Long Range shutdown?

    When I stated that I don't think Long Range fishing will not be around in 15 to 20 years it will be because there will be not fish to catch.
  252. N

    We Want Our Lives Back

    This year will be known as the " Lost year of our lives".
  253. N

    Long Range shutdown?

    Quite frankly I don't think that Long Range fishing will be around in 15 or 20 years. If that long.
  254. N

    WTB I need a 610 H old glass rod

    It will have to be beat up at that price
  255. N

    Long Range shutdown?

    So true. I remember when one could catch 40 to 50lb tuna about a quarter mile from the Arch. We would also catch plenty of marlin in the same location. We would sit at the Rockaway bar and watch schooling marlin fins in the evening
  256. N

    Long Range shutdown?

    I have two 8 day trips this year that are paid for. I am 71 years old with underlying health issues. If the boats cancel or I think I should go because the virus is still around, I will not ask for a refund, I will just roll the money over to trips next year. Maybe if the stock market improves I...
  257. N

    Calstar 610 capabilities

    Well, my 610XH has 18" forgrips, American Tackle Titanium guides, Aftco reel seat. Not cheaply made and in "like new" condition. Wouldn't let it go for less than $295.00 plus shipping
  258. N

    Calstar 610 capabilities

    You looking to buy? I will post pictures of the 610XH tomorrow. A custom made rod, it's very nice. I have a new UC Centaur so I may sell it.
  259. N

    Calstar 610 capabilities

    I have a 610 for 40#, and a 610XH for 60#
  260. N

    STUCK AT HOME BECAUSE OF THE CHINA VIRUS

    Because China is a fucked up country that we should have nuked during the Korean War. Then wel would not be in the situation of having to put up with their shit today
  261. N

    SOLD UC blanks- CX76 Viper and CX76 Centaur

    I will buy the Centaur if you will ship to Az 85614. PM me if you will.
  262. N

    Long Range shutdown?

    You forgot deafness
  263. N

    Sea Strike Irons??

    What size trble hooks are you putting on the Raiders and 33`s?
  264. N

    Long Range shutdown?

    Oh!! If you only knew what we do talk about. o_O
  265. N

    Long Range shutdown?

    We all have posted some pretty strong opinions here. From a personal standpoint I can talk and argue with a person about politics but I would never let my beliefs jepodise a good relationship. I have always believed in the old saying, agree to disagree, then go have fun together.
  266. N

    Fishing is now prohibited 3/25/20

    Yep get rid of Trump. Then when we elect the next piece of shit get rid of him in four years. Keep repeating the process until we get a good one.
  267. N

    Long Range shutdown?

    You are one of the few sensible ones. Don't vote along party line, vote for the best person for the job. If both candidates are pieces of shit, don't vote. That way when things go wrong you will have a clean conscious
  268. N

    Long Range shutdown?

    Kennedy, Clinton and Trump, both with morals in the toilet. We as a country really know how to pick them.
  269. N

    Long Range shutdown?

    That's right, I don't think the US government has acted in the best interests of the United States people since the Korean War.
  270. N

    Long Range shutdown?

    I did not vote for him. And I sure hell didn't vote for Trump. I am past the point of voting for the lesser of two evils. I only vote for canidates that I feel will work for the best interests of the country. Consequently there are not many canidates that I vote for in any capacity. Ninety...
  271. N

    Long Range shutdown?

    I think some ought to inject him with the virus
  272. N

    Long Range shutdown?

    Oh give me a fucking break
  273. N

    Fishing is now prohibited 3/25/20

    All politicians are idiots. If you have ever met any in person you will find that the sleazyness just oozes off them.
  274. N

    How many of you cancelling LR trips?

    It is just absolutely terrible that the American people have had to endure 3 really bad presidents in a row.
  275. N

    How many of you cancelling LR trips?

    No worry, Frump, ( I spelled it correctly ) is going end the stay at home mandate and social distance suggestions. He's more worried about the stock market than the nations health
  276. N

    WTB 80-130 class roller rod

    Sent another PM. Did you recive it?
  277. N

    Okuma Alijos level drag, new reel.

    And what would a thrust bearing cost them? I am guessing around 5 bucks, ok, maybe 10 bucks. At $300 for a Alejos reel another 20 to 25 bucks retail isn't going to make or break one buying a reel
  278. N

    Okuma Alijos level drag, new reel.

    Really disappointed that the reel doesn't have thrust bearings. I can understand not having them on the 5 size reels but all the other larger reels should have them. I was all set to buy a 12 but not now.
  279. N

    PENN new product wish list

    With the virus situation we are likely to see all R and D on new reels designs come to a standstill. This will impact all manufacturers
  280. N

    Is this a good time to get into rod wrapping

    What ever you do do not buy anything from Get Bit Outdoors. I have done two orders for Alps Guides from them and did not receive the guides I ordered both times. I don't think they know one series of guides from the other. They are total fuck ups.
  281. N

    STUCK AT HOME BECAUSE OF THE CHINA VIRUS

    What happened to my Post. All I wanted to know is what are going to do with your time if you can't fish. Like do you have any projects related to fishing? Do some of those "Honey Do" things so when you can go fishing you won't hear your significant other nag you.
  282. N

    Cal Sheets

    I love his work. He has blue printed over over a dozen reels for me over the years.
  283. N

    STUCK AT HOME BECAUSE OF THE CHINA VIRUS

    Call the cops
  284. N

    STUCK AT HOME BECAUSE OF THE CHINA VIRUS

    Actually no network news is reliable. Thouse of is that read various news print and magazines are more informed than those that don't
  285. N

    STUCK AT HOME BECAUSE OF THE CHINA VIRUS

    Red Necks, Nazis, now thouse are the Deplorables
  286. N

    STUCK AT HOME BECAUSE OF THE CHINA VIRUS

    Both channels suck. We need a program that just provide the factual news with no poli Isn't it strange that we hear nothing about North Korea.
  287. N

    STUCK AT HOME BECAUSE OF THE CHINA VIRUS

    That is way out of line. Where are the parents? If the parents need to make it clear to them that a person's heritage has nothing's to do with this. If the parents can't step up to the plate then they are morons also.
  288. N

    STUCK AT HOME BECAUSE OF THE CHINA VIRUS

    How about Montezuma`s Revenge, or the Mexican 2 Step? Or the German Measles? I guess those terms are all Politically incorrect? I love this conversation, keeps my mind occupied.
  289. N

    Trip cancellation 3/18

    Or you will see more parents strangling their kids.
  290. N

    STUCK AT HOME BECAUSE OF THE CHINA VIRUS

    So I presume the "Spanish Flu" was politically incorrect?
  291. N

    Trip cancellation 3/18

    Get a pretty lifeguard to teach you. :D
  292. N

    STUCK AT HOME BECAUSE OF THE CHINA VIRUS

    Hey, I am not a left wing liberal. I would most likely be a old Rockefeller Republican. I lean towards the middle of the road politically. I just to be registered I have registered as a Democrat, but neither party fits my polical beliefs. I had a bad feeling when Nixon opened up trade with...
  293. N

    Trip cancellation 3/18

    Go buy a surfboard:D
  294. N

    STUCK AT HOME BECAUSE OF THE CHINA VIRUS

    You better start up the bbq for the hot dogs.
  295. N

    STUCK AT HOME BECAUSE OF THE CHINA VIRUS

    It did start in China. So why do we have to be politically correct about where it started?
  296. N

    For Sale Moving out of state selling all my rods

    I agree with you about Calif. Moved out to So. Arizona. Life is good here.
  297. N

    STUCK AT HOME BECAUSE OF THE CHINA VIRUS

    So, what are you going to do to pass the time? My wife already has me painting and doing some wood mouldings work around the house. I also will build some rods that I have not gotten around too. Refurbished some tackle, and may as well build that wood tackle box I have always thought about.
  298. N

    Best Cabo resort for non-fishing wife?

    GOD I MISS THE OLD DAYS. I remember when one could stay at the original Hacienda for $45.00 a nite for 2 people. I sill go to Cabo to get my Marlin fix. But it is "Newport Beach South". I have be staying at Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos for the last 30 years. When it first opened it was sold as a...
  299. N

    Corona Virus Therapy

    If the landings start canceling fishing trips I guess I will catch up on the 3 year backlog of "Honey Do's" this summer.
  300. N

    Holy crap.

    Oh man! Where am l going to go for a lap dance?
  301. N

    For Sale Mustad Ringed Demon Offset Circle 3x Strong

    How about 7 rolls and a box of Kleenex?
  302. N

    WTB Seasick patches

    Most insurance companies will not pay for the Patches.
  303. N

    How many of you cancelling LR trips?

    For years I have carried the mini p Wishful thinking
  304. N

    How many of you cancelling LR trips?

    They will all be sent to special camp and will be under armed guard so they won't infect the rest of us.
  305. N

    How many of you cancelling LR trips?

    We have a unusual situation going on now. The LR fleet needs to pull their head out of the sand and make a collective statement on the boards or do a article. They are just going to shoot themselves in the foot by being silent. Then they are going to end up with a shit load of cancellations.
  306. N

    HELP WITH PCH 801XH

    To far away from where I live. It's a 2 1/2 hour or longer drive.
  307. N

    How many of you cancelling LR trips?

    I will sit on the bow to even out the load
  308. N

    How many of you cancelling LR trips?

    Especially if you are sharing a stateroom.
  309. N

    How many of you cancelling LR trips?

    The Long Range fleet has been awfully quite about any posible protocols they might institute. I think it is time they tell us what actions they plan to take.
  310. N

    PENN new product wish list

    I do not thing a quality rod can be manufactured at that price.
  311. N

    PENN new product wish list

    Too bad, that show will probably be canceled.
  312. N

    Penns Brought Back to Life

    Very nce
  313. N

    COV-19

    There is no need to stock up on food. It will continue to be avaliable. When shopping retail workers and shoppers my need to wear gloves and masks. Counters and carts will be constantly wiped with sanitizers. You will probably also need to wipe your groceries with sanitizers when you get...
  314. N

    HELP WITH PCH 801XH

    Contemplating buying a PCH801XH rod. I live in So.Arizona so so I dont have the luxury of checking one out in person. I would like to know: A) how long is the fore grip B) how fast is the action C) would you consider this rod a heavy or light 40# rod Any responses would be appreciated
  315. N

    Okuma Alijos level drag, new reel.

    It's a crapy size though.
  316. N

    KNOB ON THE TORQUE 15XNLD

    Hell no, screw those small knobs. The larger knob is perfect. You should put it on all the Torques and Fathums. I am going to buy some of the larger knobs and put them on my other reels.
  317. N

    Fred hall star drag

    I think it's time we call the virus what it is. The China Virus. The US going forward should ban ALL trade with China. They are not our friends. I don't care if a damn TV or cell phone cost me more money. FUCK THAT FUCKING COUNTRY
  318. N

    Port Of San Diego Day At The Docks – 41st Year

    Nothing is going to change until testing is available on demand everywhere.
  319. N

    Port Of San Diego Day At The Docks – 41st Year

    This will most likely get cancelled too.
  320. N

    San Diego Cancelled fhs

    A lot of state are following the same policy as California.
  321. N

    COV-19

    As said in another post, they all got monkey butt. I went to the market with the wife today to do our weekly shopping and it looked like WW3 was coming. I looked at the women in front of me at the check out line and her basket was so full with canned goods and frozen food she could hardly push...
  322. N

    Fred Hall show in sandiego

    Those dealers neeed to advertise show prices on BD or their websites if the show is canceled. You know us fishermen, can't resist a good sale.
  323. N

    Best month to fish Cabo ?

    Unless you are looking to fish for a specific species iCabo has fish all year around. The only variable is the north winds from December to May. I have been to Cabo almost every month of the year and you never know what to you are going to catch.
  324. N

    Okuma Alijos level drag, new reel.

    That's like saying " I am going on a 5 day trip because it's cheaper than a 8 day trip".
  325. N

    KNOB ON THE TORQUE 15XNLD

    The larger knob is wonderful. I should also mention that it was on both of the 15XNLD r eel that were purchased at different times.
  326. N

    Okuma Alijos level drag, new reel.

    Get a Avet HXJ RAPTOR. It has the highest line retrieve on the market for a conventional reel. All my other reels are Penn Torques but for Wahoo the HXJ is still the bomb.
  327. N

    covid-19 and sport boats

    I am 71 with some underlying health issues. I also have two 8 days trip scheduled and paid for, one in July and one in October. I will be watching very diligently this virus situation. To fish one or two trips and risk my health will not be worth the trips even if I lose my money. There is...
  328. N

    KNOB ON THE TORQUE 15XNLD

    I notice on my new 15XNLD the knob is larger than the knobs on all my other Torques. Will Penn be transitioning to the new larger knob on the other models?
  329. N

    Don't vote Democrat.

    Went to the market today to buy the usual 6 pack of TP and they were sold out. The wife suggested baby wipes. Man are those great, smooth and easy on the tuss. Just dont flush them down the tolet.
  330. N

    Don't vote Democrat.

    This post is so much fun. I need to go buy some more popcorn and beer.
  331. N

    Don't vote Democrat.

    That's why we should nuke them.
  332. N

    Don't vote Democrat.

  333. N

    Don't vote Democrat.

    He's in the same pool as That's because he hasn't gotten any blow jobs from women, there are all from men
  334. N

    Don't vote Democrat.

    The solution to California's over weight liberal solution would be to split the state in half say where the Grapevine starts. Except for the Bay Area the balance of the northern state area leans towards the conservation side of issues. As it stands now the conservatives have vary little impact...
  335. N

    Don't vote Democrat.

    I think the election will be very very close. We are a very divided nation politically
  336. N

    Don't vote Democrat.

    Wow!! I thought the Republicans were the only one with quirky conspiracy theories
  337. N

    Don't vote Democrat.

    Well, you know kids are taught to think like their parents from the day they are born. Some eventually learn to form their own thoughts and opinions by the time they are in their late twenties after they move out of their parents house.
  338. N

    Don't vote Democrat.

    Both parties are full of bad eggs. And most of them are the old fuckers. I am 71 years old and I think it is time for all those in office over the age of 60 need to retire. Our time has passed, it's time for younger prople to step up to the plate for office. It's their future so let them...
  339. N

    What is the best long range tackle box?

    Vewy verwy nice. The perfect box
  340. N

    Testing newly built rod. How?

    I used a old can of 1 gallon paint. It weighs 12.5 lbs.
  341. N

    Nomad reports?

    I have a bunch of the 200's. I will always take a couple on the LR boats. I rig mine with 130# florocarbon. Sometimes the Hoo will want the smaller size.
  342. N

    Nomad reports?

    The DTX 200 was really design to run behind behind private sport boats. Everyone of my DTX 200s that didn't swim behind a SD boat swam perfect behind a 33 foot cruiser in Cabo.
  343. N

    Fred Hall crowds

    Next time a virus break's out in China we should nuke them.
  344. N

    empty store shelves

    The liberal will survive becase he will just throw pepper in thr Zombies face and he/she will sneeze their head off. :rofl:
  345. N

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

    I have5 UC rods but still have some old time favorites. I am a "soft tip" kind of guy for bait fishing.
  346. N

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

    I feel so depressed that I still have some LB Seekers, GF Calstars, and Calstar E-Glass rods that I still prefer to fish with. There must be something wrong with me.😪
  347. N

    empty store shelves

    You shouldn't be. Look at the people we put in political office from the Presidency on down to local government.
  348. N

    empty store shelves

    I always wondered what that was called
  349. N

    empty store shelves

    I alway wondered what that was called
  350. N

    Don't vote Democrat.

    Politics is so much fun.
  351. N

    Don't vote Democrat.

    Oh boy! I can tell you are one hard headed guy with out any decent tolerance for thouse that don't agree with you regardless of the topic. I would hate be be on a boat with you if you disagreed with the Captains decision on where to fish.
  352. N

    empty store shelves

    Why the bottled water. Don't these people have plumbing in their house? As for tolet paper, use your fingers, make sure you wash your hands afterwards. LOL
  353. N

    JRI COLOR SHIFT BLUE/GREEN, IN ALL THE JRI SURFACE IRON VARIATIONS, DELIVERED EXCLUSIVELY FOR BOB SANDS TACKLE FRED HALL 2020,

    Oh man!!! There is just to much good stuff on the market. I need to build a new double wide tackle box, and that may not be big enough for all the stuff I have purchased in the last year. Let alone find a place for all my "old reliable " stuff.
  354. N

    1st Cast 1st Fish Curse

    First fish curse. I was on a trip where I caught the first Yellowtail. Didn't catch another one all day. Next day had to work hard for a few hours to catch my first fish. Then it was off to the races for a total of 6 in a few hours. Go figure, I did nothing different from the first day.
  355. N

    Don't vote Democrat.

    I disagree, Americans vote for the best canidate that represents the best interests of the majority of Americans. There are plenty of rotten egss in both parties
  356. N

    What is the best long range tackle box?

    All factory made tackle boxes suck since the all have a top area for access. If you have to put your box on a rack you cannot open the top. Build your own wood box that is completely accessible from the front. It doesn't have to be pretty, just practical
  357. N

    Don't vote Democrat.

    He should have bit some republicans while he was biting. They all taste bad.
  358. N

    Don't vote Democrat.

    I don't vote for morons. I vote down ballot only if I see someone that I think would be a good canidate that doesn't have views that impinge on peoples rights. Their party affiliation doesn't mean a thing to me
  359. N

    Don't vote Democrat.

    This discussion has come to an end for me as I don't see any potential Presidential candidate that I will vote for. I am going to roll the ballot into a big joint and smoke it. It really doesn't matter as I have never in my 50 years of voting ever voted for a winning canidate. The last time...
  360. N

    Don't vote Democrat.

    I would vote for her. Free Titties in every mans face.
  361. N

    Don't vote Democrat.

    Like like like. Throw everyone in office in a snake pit and start over. While we are at it put a term limit of 6 or 8 years on them.
  362. N

    Don't vote Democrat.

    Wouldn't be a bad idea if we were all proficient in those languages. That way we would understand what they are saying behind our back.
  363. N

    Don't vote Democrat.

    Our government has been selling out the US worker since Nixon was President. And every President since has been following in his footsteps
  364. N

    Don't vote Democrat.

    Hummmm, I can't think of anything the Government has done right in the last 30 or so years.
  365. N

    California Ammo Laws 2018 - No more private ammo sales

    How are they going to do that. Is California going to set up its own border patrol??? It will be OK for illegals to come in but no bullets??
  366. N

    California Ammo Laws 2018 - No more private ammo sales

    How the hell can they stop that?? California going to set up their own border patrol. Let the illegals in but no bullets
  367. N

    Old oron

    Send them to Fishdogg and get them refurbished then fish the hell out of them.
  368. N

    Long Beach FH Long Beach Vendor cancellation due to the Corona Virus

    If you are over 50 years old don't go. It looks like us old folks are the ones that are severely affected by this bug.
  369. N

    Don't vote Democrat.

    I am no liberal, but I am also not a hard rightwing conservative. As far as I am consern Sanders, Trump, Perlosi, Mc Connel and the whole likes of them should be put in a snake pit . Hell no! I am past the point in voting for the lesser evil of two candidates. I skip voting where there...
  370. N

    Don't vote Democrat.

    Oh, so you are conspiracy type of person.
  371. N

    Don't vote Democrat.

    It is a temporary situation. The Trump administration has done and allowed the following items to occur: The consumer protection laws regarding how banks must behave regarding ripping off their customers has been weakened. The banks are back to making no equity home loans. Corporations have...
  372. N

    question about denatured alcohol...

    The line is getting long
  373. N

    Alternative to FlexxRap

    I use them with flex wrap over them. Works better than straight fex wrap.
  374. N

    Don't vote Democrat.

    Quite frankly my friends, we are fucked regardless whole wins the Presidential election.
  375. N

    Don't vote Democrat.

    FUCK NO
  376. N

    question about denatured alcohol...

    I live in the beautiful state of Arizona. We can buy guns, and carry, and buy denature alcohol. When I go to SD for my next fishing trip I will post when I will be there. If anyone wants some I will bring it with me.
  377. N

    Nomad reports?

    Wonder when the are going to make the Orange Tiger with a orange belly?
  378. N

    Okuma Alijos level drag, new reel.

    The best Wahoo reel is a Avet HXJ RAPTOR. That is my unprofessional opinion
  379. N

    2020 Fred Hall LB

    Hahaha,buurp, gulp
  380. N

    Boat Independence New Engines

    That's why I buy the most low tech cars I can. It's hard to finnd them but they don't have the problems that loaded tech heavy cars and trucks do.
  381. N

    Okuma Alijos level drag, new reel.

    I will bet that the Torque 15XNLD is the better reel of the two
  382. N

    I care about your health

    Since people have bought up a little bit of politics here, I have to say if I have to choose between Sanders or Trump for President think I will just shoot myself
  383. N

    Okuma Alijos level drag, new reel.

    Or a Penn Torque
  384. N

    I care about your health

    If you are under 50 years of age with a 401 K you shoulds be allocating as much money as you can to buy into a S and P 500 fund. You will make a ton of money in the comming years.
  385. N

    For Sale Older Calstar

    If thouse are Fuji guides they are far superior to the Alps. They all are made with stainless steel while the Alps are plain steel. The Alps will eventually rust out.
  386. N

    SUPER’s ON THE ROYAL STAR

    What are they going to do? With the closure of the Islands cow fishing is the shits. May as well go where the cows are as it is only a matter of time when all the big fish spots will be shut down to the San Diego boats.
  387. N

    Cold shrink tubing source

    They will slip over the hypalon and reel seat
  388. N

    Boat Independence New Engines

    For us laymen this is all so confusing.
  389. N

    SOLD Dumping all my saltwater gear and fleeing CA

    Wow!! I can understand leaving shit-s-fornia,( I left 3 years ago ) but to give up fishing I don't get that part. I moved to Arizona and it's not easy to be a Pacific Ocean fisherman living here. But I tell you I have a lot more bucks to go fishing.
  390. N

    SOLD New Calstar 800mh custom DH

    One of the best 30# rods ever made
  391. N

    BEST 40# UC ROD FOR FISHING GUADALUPE ISLAND?

    I purchase the blank last July. The 8 foot TileFish Jr. wasn't even on the radar then.
  392. N

    BEST 40# UC ROD FOR FISHING GUADALUPE ISLAND?

    8 foot blank. And no, UC does not make a 8 foot TileFish Jr.
  393. N

    BEST 40# UC ROD FOR FISHING GUADALUPE ISLAND?

    I have just finished building a TileFish. When I compare mine to Fishybuzz his rod is a different diameter than mine and is much faster. Could UC have mislabeled the blank or have they change the construction of the blank? The blank I have is no way a 50# blank.
  394. N

    BEST 40# UC ROD FOR FISHING GUADALUPE ISLAND?

    Let's hear your opinions.
  395. N

    Vagabond Closing!

    I am sure the new hotel will probably cost at least 300 bucks a night to stay at. I am already planning to sleep in my SUV in the parking lot starting next year.
  396. N

    MAG TRAK RIGGING

    How are you rigging your Mag Traks ?
  397. N

    QUESTION ABOUT 3M COLD SHRINK

    Thanks for the tip.
  398. N

    Credit where credit is due: Gary Grant

    Not to many of those around. The manufacturer has put them on the back burner as he is overwhelmed just makingthe JRI LURES. Better stock up on the DTX220`s and Mag Tracks
  399. N

    QUESTION ABOUT 3M COLD SHRINK

    it is 16.6mm where the top of the cold shink would end.
  400. N

    QUESTION ABOUT 3M COLD SHRINK

    I have always installed my Coldshink over hypalon. My question is: will the coldshink fit over a bare blank such as UC Centaur and Viper ?
  401. N

    BOB SANDS BLANK SALE. United Composites and Calstar

    What are these RGP and GP rods. What are the made of, what are the lengths and line rating on them?
  402. N

    Do I need a 30lb live bait setup?

    I use a Calstar GF800MH for 30
  403. N

    For Sale Is it me or bd pm message system is f'ng with me?

    Grab it with both hands and cradle it like a baby.
  404. N

    For Sale Is it me or bd pm message system is f'ng with me?

    Hmh I don't use my thums, they are useless. Never got a ride hitchhiking my whole life.
  405. N

    The STRONGEST Leaders Are Stretchable Fluorocarbon! Knot Strength? Try The San Diego Jam!

    How does the line diameter size compare to Premier?
  406. N

    Rodless 4.5 dayer on the Marla's El Pescador PV

    What was written about the Mak 20's is very disturbing as I just purchased 2 of them.
  407. N

    For Sale NOMAD DTX 220LRS. Now Available!!!

    I use a Orange Mac on a trip last summer. I caught 3 Wahoo, loaned my setup to two other guys that didn't have any and they both got one. The lure was shot after 5 fish.
  408. N

    For Sale NOMAD DTX 220LRS. Now Available!!!

    Why no Orange Mackerel?? Hottest color consistently for all types of Wahoo lures
  409. N

    PENN new product wish list

    Regarding Torques. Put on machined reel seats that can be removed when the reel is serviced. Also spread out the reel seat studs so the reels will fit over a size #24 reel seat. I still buy Avets only because Torques wil not fit the larger reel seat on some of my rods. If they did fit I would...
  410. N

    Update 2-2-20 THE LATEST JRI WAHOO CANDY AT BOB SANDS TACKLE

    I throwing Raiders and Sea Strike 33's for Wahoo. I use a couple of Avet HXJ's with a Calstar 700XH and a Calstar BT6465H and when I get a hook up it's wind wind wind with no pumping of the rod. So my question is what rod and reel combos do you use for surface iron and what is...
  411. N

    Buiding A 50# Bait Rod For Guadalupe

    Any opinions on the Rainshadow RX/6 E-Glass RCJB96XH-CG, rated 40 to 80lbs for the above use.
  412. N

    PENN new product wish list

    How about a larger handle on the whole Torque line. Some thing like the egg shaped knob on the old 12VSX
  413. N

    16VISX vr MAK16SEa

    I couldn't make up my mind, so I got one of each. 8-)
  414. N

    What is the best #50 yo-yo rod?

    Good old Calstar BT6465H. I fish it with 60lb. topshots. Caught a ton of fish on that rod over the last 30+ years.
  415. N

    For Sale Used penn fathom 25 2 speed 200$ can’t ship

    You don't know where the local Post Office is??? :shake:
  416. N

    Don't be this guy...

    Good law. We all have seen people doing unsafe things at gas pumps
  417. N

    Seal Hunting in Sweden.

    Sports boats should be able to shoot them bastards. They should also be shot to protect boats ans docks
  418. N

    WTB Mak 15 T

    I want one too.;)
  419. N

    PENN new product wish list

    Lightening the spool on the 12VISX. And make it so it will fit the orginal models. I would buy a new spool for the one I have plus a new one.
  420. N

    UC's newest Jig Stick

    Are the Megas avaliable to the public yet??
  421. N

    PENN new product wish list

    Huh!!! You havent seen Mike, ( Capt. of the Vagabon ) whip a 90lb/100 lb Yellowfin Tuna fishing a Fathum 30ld with 60lb. braided line with a 50lb. topshot. He cranked that fish pass the sharks before they even knew what pass them. If the Fathum 30can do that the Torque will do more.
  422. N

    Makira spinning.

    I use the 30K for bombs only. 63" per crank makes it hard for a Hoo to resist if they are bitting.
  423. N

    PENN new product wish list

    I concur with the above post. A 30NLD would be a awesome addition to the Torque line. I have one or two reels of each model in the Torque 2ld series. You need another model so that you can take more of my money.
  424. N

    PENN new product wish list

    Poor Tunanorth, his head is probably spinning from all these suggestions. I say dump the mags from all new reel designs in the future. That alone will keep prices down. For thouse of you that need mags, educate that thumb and learn to cast.
  425. N

    Frozen Fish Going Bad?

    I only bring back 50# of fish as that is typically the maxium amount my wife and I can consume in 6 months. I have a high quality freezer but is of the opinion that the quality of the fish deteriorates after 6 months.
  426. N

    Trip Selection Priorities

    For me the people that usually make up the core group that patronize a particular trip is most important. Nothing worst that fishing on a boat that has a cliquest group or do combat fishing at the bait tank and rail.
  427. N

    MAKAIRA 15T

    Now that this reel has been avaliable for a while, what pound spectra line are you guys using and how many yards do you have on your reel?
  428. N

    Awesome wahoo strike

    God I love Wahoo
  429. N

    On the water Excel 16 day fishing report

    There is nothing worst than having to eat unhealthy food on a long range trip. One is standing for long hours and hopefully fighting lots of fish. Good diet is essential for one's stamina.
  430. N

    Guadalupe Island reels

    As I look at the suggested reels I also see a lot of Posts showing people using the Torque 15XNLD with nice size fish from Gaudalupe. I think the suggested tackle should also include tackle for those days when the bite is finicky.
  431. N

    REPLACEMENT BEARINGS FOR JX RAPTORS

    Who makes upgraded bearings for Raptors ?
  432. N

    For Sale Calstar boomer jr and Calstar baja boomer blanks brand new

    Post this in the Hawaiian Classified section. They use a lot of Boomers for building trolling rods.
  433. N

    WTB Clean Penn TRQ25NLD2

    Keep a eye on E Bay. It may take awhile but I picked a new one up for $434.00 total cost
  434. N

    williamson lure for troll wahoo

    I guess if it wiggles, stays down, and swims behind the big boats it will get bit.
  435. N

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

    What would you fish 40#/50# topshots on a 12VISX? It's a 80# reel.
  436. N

    "SHOUT OUT FOR TUNANORTH"

    He is the most informative manufactors representative on BD. He is a great asset to Penn and I hope they appreciate his contribution to the fishing community.
  437. N

    Makira spinning.

    I hace a 30000. It is smooth and powerful. Built like a tank. It has some weight but I don't know how the weight compares to the largest Stella.
  438. N

    For Sale Boat was stolen and found stripped

    I hate thieves. When thieves are caught it's tobad the authorities can't cut off a hand.
  439. N

    SOLD FL75 greenie

    You got me thinking. Maybe I should sell my custom Long Beach greenie TNT. Maybe I will get lucky.
  440. N

    SOLD FL75 greenie

    You are lucky there is a sucker born every minute
  441. N

    SOLD FL75 greenie

    One could buy 3 United Composit blanks for that amount of money. The UC's are far superior to any Seeker as they are made from outdated material.
  442. N

    UC Terminator, Predator 80 or Tilefish 80?

    Wow! I really hace a hard time wrapping my head around using a 8 foot rod with 80 lb line, especially for larger tuna.
  443. N

    Okuma Makaira 15T II SEa on the water

    I have not seen a 15T but from reading te specs the size is very similar to a Avet HXJ.
  444. N

    Fishing Thailand?

    I am sure more than one variety
  445. N

    Thrasher Albacore Build

    What's a Albacore?
  446. N

    Non MC Raptors - Status?

    Best thing Avet has done since sliced bread.
  447. N

    Penn Company disappointed me and my Bdoutdoors friends!

    Shit!!! I have run out of popcorn and beer.
  448. N

    BOLA or BA in mid-Feb?

    I have fished BOLA in February. Was there a week but only got out 2 days because of the wind. Had 2 days of great fishing for Yellowtail and a shit load of Cabrilla. But that wind, it got in everything.
  449. N

    Rod for Penn Fathom 30LD2

    Regarding the 30LD. I have two. One has 50# solid spectra fished with 40# topshots. The other has 60# spectra fished with 50# topshots. So you need to decide how you are going to spool your reel before you select a rod
  450. N

    Alps K guides

    I am going to use them on a UC 800 Del Mar and a 800 Tile Fish
  451. N

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

    Just two 8 day trips for me. Intrepid mid July and Shogun mid October.
  452. N

    CALSTAR GF770XH

    Is it to much rod for 60# line?
  453. N

    TORQUE STARDRAG TO BE DISCONTINUED?

    Ok. I am a dummie
  454. N

    TORQUE STARDRAG TO BE DISCONTINUED?

    Wow!!! My answers were deleted by the moderators. Guess they didn't want to offend Penn.
  455. N

    TORQUE STARDRAG TO BE DISCONTINUED?

    Unfortunately both the Torque and Accurate stardrags have design flaws. Why is it so hard to build a high end star drag that is problem free?
  456. N

    UC VIPER

    Thanks David, a picture is worth a thousand words
  457. N

    UC VIPER

    OK guys, you can put your knives away. I think I will consult my personal advisor in Tuscon.
  458. N

    NEW NOMAD DTX220 Minnow

    Fortunately I fish Cabo once or twice a year. I have found that DTX's that do not swim behind a LR boat typically do well behind cruiser.
  459. N

    TORQUE STARDRAG TO BE DISCONTINUED?

    Is it true??
  460. N

    UC VIPER

    Yep, especially if they want a outstanding tip.
  461. N

    UC VIPER

    I have a RCX Centaur and RCX Viper but have yet to use them. I also have a GF770XH and a GF770XXH. The situation is that I do have a 8 day scheduled on the Shogun next year during October, which most likely mean we will fish Guadalupe. My wife is comming with me. I have two 12 VISX`s, a...
  462. N

    Yo Yo rod?

    I still use a old Calstar BT6465H. However I do have a GF765H in the works.
  463. N

    100lb+ fish?

    My brain says go 15 days. But my body says 8 days max. It sucks geing old.
  464. N

    UC VIPER

    Is it to much rod for using 80# topshots?
  465. N

    Holes in my Fathom

    To help get the water out of the reel you need to wrap you lips around the holes and suck as hard as you can.:p:
  466. N

    Guadalupe report Shogun Nov 23-29

    Contact information for Rocky's Reel Repair please.
  467. N

    Standard Guides on UC Elite Series Factory Rods

    The guides on the Elite 800 Monster.
  468. N

    Calstar vs Seeker

    The 850's are a bastard line of rods
  469. N

    Standard Guides on UC Elite Series Factory Rods

    Anyone know the model number Alps guides on the Elite rods
  470. N

    50# setup recommendation

    JB is of smaller diameter than Izorline. I have about 480 yds of JB Solid on the reel. I could be wrong as that is based on my home made line winder.
  471. N

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

    I purchased 3Torque 30LD's and 1one 40LD because of the solid construction of the reels. I still hate the gold color. When I eventually purchase a 25NLD and a 15XNLD they will be silver.
  472. N

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

    Torque 40LD. The best 60lb. reel on the market.
  473. N

    Jig Casting reel for 90j

    You can use any reel that feels good in your hands that has good free spool. Moving to Arizona a few years ago really made me aware of this factor. As there is only one saltwater tackle in Phoenix,( 100+ miles from my residence ) with a limited inventory I have to purchase my reels on...
  474. N

    SOLD EX93H $900

    Wow!!! CRAAAAZY PRICE MAN. Let's see if someone is flush enough to pay that kind of bucks for a rod.
  475. N

    Xtra Tuff vs Grunden boots

    You are soooo un sympathetic.
  476. N

    Talica 25 Custom by CAl Sheets

    Cash omly, no shipping. You will be sitting on that one awhile.
  477. N

    Rail Dawgs Available

    Do you slide them down the blank like hypalon? Sale glueing method.
  478. N

    Penn Fathom 2 Star drag reel

    OOPPS Thought the conversation was about the 2 speeds.
  479. N

    Xtra Tuff vs Grunden boots

    Jesus, my feet get cold when the get wet. Cold feet make me miserable.
  480. N

    Penn Fathom 2 Star drag reel

    Send them to Cal's for Blue printing. The drags are supper smooth with no resistance or jerkyness at any setting after he does his magic on the reels
  481. N

    NEW NOMAD DTX220 Minnow

    Whoa, what is that piece if hardware attached to the ring?
  482. N

    For Sale Used Reels: 10 Accurate reels, Penn, Diawa, more...

    Cash only, no shipping. You are going to be sitting on these reels a really long time.
  483. N

    50# setup recommendation

    My 30's have 65# solid JB with 50# short top shots mounted on a Calstar 800XH and a SS67H (Long Beach made)
  484. N

    Guadalupe Island reels

    Where would 12VISX fit in a Guadalupe arsenal?
  485. N

    WTB 60# 8’ bait stick

    I have one, it's a solid 50# rod. 60 would be pushing it.
  486. N

    NEW NOMAD DTX220 Minnow

    I would have expected an improvement over the previous hooks. I had no lost fish with the 200 but crap, the barbs are even smaller on a bigger hook.
  487. N

    NEW NOMAD DTX220 Minnow

    Just received my DTX 220's in the mail. The fricken barb on the hooks are so small I needed to put on my reading glasses to see them. The are smaller the the barbs on the 220's. They spend all that time doing R and D and Nomad comes is with this shit?
  488. N

    NEW NOMAD DTX220 Minnow

    People seem to forget, Wahoo will do what Wahoo do, they escape.
  489. N

    Where to buy Elmer's rubber cement 1 qt.?

    From Amazon. Use Bestine rubber cement glue and Bestine solvent thinner. The only brand on the market that has a compatible thinner. You can thin the glue and makes cleaning glue off the hypalon a snap.
  490. N

    SOLD Penn VSX 30 Cal’d

    That is one HELL of a fantastic price
  491. N

    NEW NOMAD DTX220 Minnow

    I have searched numerous places and have yet to find the same size inline hook with the same curve and diameter but with a bigger barb. The don't exist.
  492. N

    SOLD Silver Mak 20

    Picture of the handle side would be nice
  493. N

    NEW NOMAD DTX220 Minnow

    I haven't had any problems with the hooks. All 5 that were caught on my DTX made it to the boat. You just cannot stop winding on the hook up. Keep that line tight as can be.
  494. N

    For Sale NIB Mak 20ii

    Has the reel been upgraded to a Sea?
  495. N

    hxj versatility?

    I use mine for throwing Wahoo Iron. It works perfectly.
  496. N

    372 Super Cow caught on lower banks.

    Wow!!!! To big for my old bones
  497. N

    Non MC Raptors - Status?

    Just purchased two from Tackle Direct. Should be delivered in about 4 weeks. I took advantage of their 20 percent off Black Friday sale.
  498. N

    TURKS HEAD MATERIALS

    I am inpatient when I build rods. Turks heads take to much time so I just put a piece of heat shrink at the end.
  499. N

    Polaris Supreme 7-Day Nov. 30-Dec. 7

    When she finds out about your fishing trips I will look for the guy with two black eyes:Beat_Them
  500. N

    Polaris Supreme 7-Day Nov. 30-Dec. 7

    My preferred boat is the Intrepid. At 116 feet with 27 foot beam, the boat will fish 28 with great comfort. I am 71 years old and need the ride comfort offered on the big boats for my old bones. The trip last summer really beat me up, and the weather was good. If I was younger I would ride the...
  501. N

    Polaris Supreme 7-Day Nov. 30-Dec. 7

    Regarding wire. I can't tell you how many times I have had a cut off above a wire leader. So in my last two trips I figured "what the hell". I use 100# floor on my lures and went 3 for 3. So, the bottom line is. One doesn't know what the hell is going to happen when fishing Wahoo.
  502. N

    SOLD Marauder Lot

    These are still good lures even with the introduction of the Mag Trak and Intruders. I have been on trips when the hook up ratio of the Mauraders was the same with the as any of the other new lures on the market. I always travel with mine. if you don't have any this is a great deal on these lures
  503. N

    Any insight on bent and tested NEW Graftech rail rods?

    How long are the foregrips on the xxx rods ?
  504. N

    Polaris Supreme 7-Day Nov. 30-Dec. 7

    Alex. He is well on his way to becoming one of the all time great captains of the San Diego long range fleet. I hope he someday gets to run one of the 100 foot plus boats.
  505. N

    Intrepid December 10th, 10 day cancelled

    I think that if a trip is short passengers 30 days from departure date, in all fairness to those that have long travel distances it should be cancelled.
  506. N

    Non MC Raptors - Status?

    It's about time. I have been taking the magnet out of my Raptors since they were first introduced.
  507. N

    WAHOO JIG MADNESS AT BOB SANDS TACKLE

    I have a 800H. What reel are you using with it?
  508. N

    Intrepid December 10th, 10 day cancelled

    Bummer your trip was cancelled. A sign of the times as the cost of the LR boats go up. I often wonder if the price of a trip or my old age will end my fishing days.
  509. N

    WAHOO JIG MADNESS AT BOB SANDS TACKLE

    Huuumm, All with trebel hooks. what rod are you using to throw surface irons to Wahoo?
  510. N

    Okuma Tessoro reels ?

    Hee, Hee, I'll never tell.
  511. N

    Okuma Tessoro reels ?

    Because I know very little when it come to fishing I rely on my secret personal expert fishing advisor for how to fish Wahoo. :p
  512. N

    Okuma Tessoro reels ?

    Long rods for Wahoo really confuses me. I just throw my Wahoo bombs out about 20 feet from the boat on the slide with a 5 foot spinning rod. Throw my jigs and bombs out around 150 feet from the boat with a 6 1/2 foot and 7 foot rod. And every hook up with wahoo I have ever had has been with in...
  513. N

    MAKAIRA Sea 8 AND 10 REELS

    A 15T is to much reel for 50# main line with a 40# top shot. A smaller reel that will cast well that holds close to 400 yrs with good drag would be enough reel. I will just stay with my Torque 30 LD. That holds over 500 yards of 50# spectra.
  514. N

    MAKAIRA Sea 8 AND 10 REELS

    I have a good thumb. I never use cast control. Soooo, do they free spool as well as a Penn Torque 2 speed?
  515. N

    MAKAIRA Sea 8 AND 10 REELS

    How well do these reels cast? Thinking of buying one and filling the reel with 50# solid spectra to a short 40# top shot for those picky bites at Guadalupe.
  516. N

    Sewage spill

    Alison Creek has been a problem for 40 plus years. You would think the Water District fuck heads would have upgraded that plant years ago. Thank god I don't live in Calif anymore.
  517. N

    60 lb. ROD FOR A OLD GUY

    Trophy Tackle has 30 percent of thru today on RCJB blanks.
  518. N

    60 lb. ROD FOR A OLD GUY

    Ordered a RCJB 84 XXH. At he current 30 per cent off it is no great loss if I do not like it I will fall back on a different blank
  519. N

    60 lb. ROD FOR A OLD GUY

    I went on the Get Bit web site and cannot find the RCJB 84. What model line is it under?
  520. N

    60 lb. ROD FOR A OLD GUY

    UC 76 Raptor or CX76 Centaur? To be used with Penn Torque 2 speed.
  521. N

    Production JRI Intruder Makes It's Debut

    If I only get one Wahoo on DTX before it is destroyed I am still happy and you'll see me doing my happy dance.
  522. N

    112-pound bluefin tuna on PENN Torque TRQ15LD2

    You really have to be careful with those thin lines. They will slice thru finger tape to your fingers like a razor blade. Personally I would use a 25N with Izorline or JB Solid braid.
  523. N

    Production JRI Intruder Makes It's Debut

    Well, poo pha!!! I have 3 DTX200's, 2 Mag Trak, 1 16 oz and 32oz Cowbell, and 6 assorted Maurders.:D
  524. N

    Okuma Komodo

    Hey, even Wahoo have been caught with Komotos. I use mine at Cedros for multiple tails with no issues.
  525. N

    Suggestions for my 1st Wahoo Trip

    The RP is a great boat. Roy Rose is one of the best captains in the fleet and certainly has a outsized personality. It's to bad that boat packs 33 passengers onboard. If the number was down to 26 or 28 that would be the only boat I would ride on.
  526. N

    SOLD GOLD PENN TORQUE STAR 25 STD WIDTH PRICE DROP AGAIN

    PRiCE REDUCED Filled with 50lb solid spectra. 4:8 gears for torque also comes with a package of 6:1 gears reel clamp and box 10/10 cosmetically and mechanically. $225.00 including shipping CONUS Paypal family and friends payment only
  527. N

    For Sale OKUMA KOMOTO POWER HANDLE

    2 power handles. were on a Komoto P463 model $29.00 shipped CONUS paypal family and friends only payment
  528. N

    OKUMA PCH RAIL RODS

    Now that these rods have been available for awhile, those of you that use them, how do you feel about them. Would you buy another one?
  529. N

    Okuma Makaira 15T II SEa on the water

    I haven't seen one yet. Is the size of the 15T simular to the Torque 40 LD ?
  530. N

    Production JRI Intruder Makes It's Debut

    Meanwhile, I have a couple oh Mag Traks and 6 DTX's ( in case a couple don't swim) to hold me over until the Intruders become available.
  531. N

    1st LOOK! NEW! CEDROS SPINNING REEL! FOR 2020!

    Just tool a look at the specs. Why the hell do they only list more monofiliment line capacity? What is the spectra line capacity???
  532. N

    Red Rooster

    I have also felt it on the Intrpid. And that was in moderately calm seas
  533. N

    Red Rooster

    I have notice that on some of the other boats too in certain sea condition. I wonder engineering wise what causes that and what exactly is going on structure wise.
  534. N

    SOLD BLACK PENN TORQUE STAR 25 STD WIDTH

    I Price includes shipping in CONUS
  535. N

    SOLD BLACK PENN TORQUE STAR 25 STD WIDTH

    I will put it in the washing machine and see it it shrinks:D
  536. N

    SOLD BLACK PENN TORQUE STAR 25 STD WIDTH

    Cosmectics is a 9+/10. reel has 5:4 gears. Reel was serviced and not used since. filled with 50lb solid spectra. Clamp and box included. $270.00 including shipping CONUS Paypal Family and Friends
  537. N

    what's the lamest excuse your buddy has given you not to go fishing

    Can't make up his mind as to which trip to take. When he does they are all booked.
  538. N

    Ono, I need help

    Ya, that works too.
  539. N

    WTB Black torque 25N

    I have a Black 25 standard width with 4:8 gears for $275.00 including shipping. 10/10 condition.filled with 50lb solid spectra.(If you want the 6:1 gears I will give you them) Also have a Black 40 for $200.00 shipped. 10/10 condition Filled with 65lb. spectra. PM for more details and pictures
  540. N

    Ono, I need help

    I know this will rub some guys wrong but any rod over 7 feet is not at all needed for Wahoo. Whether you throw bombs or jigs they are all going to be on the heavy side and you do not need to throw them a long distance. Also you do not pump the rod or stop winding after a hook up. My preferred...
  541. N

    UC TERMINATOR vs TILE FISH

    Hard to do when you live in Arizona
  542. N

    UC TERMINATOR vs TILE FISH

    In what way are they different? Which one makes the best 50# rod. They are rated the same.
  543. N

    SOLD UC Monster (REDUCED)

    It is a very parabolic rod. I use mine a 30. HOWEVER, if the bait small as it has been lately I will switch out reels and use it as a 40. So let's say it's a heavy 30 light 40.
  544. N

    40lb setup

    I use a Jx 2 speed Raptor, a Saltiga 30 and 35H, or a Daiwa BG6500 spinner.
  545. N

    MUTU HYBRID HOOKS

    Thanks guy, you have all been helpful.
  546. N

    MUTU HYBRID HOOKS

    Do not see that on Owners website. Does it go by another name?
  547. N

    MUTU HYBRID HOOKS

    Anyone use them yet? Your opinion on them?
  548. N

    WTB I finally fucked up

    see, most of us here on BD are good guys.
  549. N

    Attn: New rod builder’s

    Comment deleted
  550. N

    SOLD UC Monster (REDUCED)

    The Monster for me is a 30lb rod. Very parabolic.
  551. N

    SD Tackle Tackle Traders Gets Burgled Again

    California certainly has it's problems. It can no longer be called the Golden State.
  552. N

    Spinning Reels for Wahoo

    I even use my 349 for fishing for droop a loop yellowtail back in the day.
  553. N

    FISH AND TACKLE SWAP MEETS

    Anyone know of any scheduled for next year in the San Diego area?
  554. N

    SOLD Wahoo jigs n bombs - lot

    Man your are quick Dan. Hate to be in a gun fight with you
  555. N

    Cedros Island Trip 2020

    Bummer!!! I was just looking yesterday to book a trip next year.
  556. N

    china. heard china was not buying local spiny lobster this year?

    Fuck China. They are not our friends. The U.S. shouldn't be doing any business with them. They are taking our money and building the largest military machine in the world. They have already over taken us in strategic weaponry.
  557. N

    105 FOOT BOATS

    Is the Red Rooster the only 105 foot boat in the long range fleet?
  558. N

    Avet sx raptor rod reccomendation?

    I use mine on a UC Elite 800 Monster
  559. N

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

    Black Penn Torque 25 Standard Width reel with 5:4 gears Been on one boat ride not a mark on the reel filled with 50lb Toro Tamer Spectra to next to the last spool line Comes with the reel camp and a extra set of longer clamp screws I have the box and papers. ASKING $335.00 INCLUDING SHIPPING...
  560. N

    BUYING TACKLE ON E BAY

    Be aware that you are now paying sales tax on E Bay purchases. Not many good buys there anymore.
  561. N

    Making an sxj faster?

    Why?????
  562. N

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

    I think each brand has it's place depending on the build.
  563. N

    Factory Bearings

    I hate working on reels. I send new reels to Alan Tani or ken's for proper lube service before using them.
  564. N

    Any news on the stardrag

    Ha ha haaaaa, gulp, burp!!!!!!
  565. N

    best 40-50lb live bait reel

    Both reels work. But there is no one rod that provides the best use for both line classes. You need two rods.
  566. N

    3.5% service charge on Excel if you use CC?

    I pay it down thru out the year. By the time the IRA money roll around the balance is quite low. I get so many miles that when I travel to Cabo twice a year or other destinations I only pay the taxes on the tickets. One card covers travel insurance, medi- vac, and Mexican Car Insurance. So you...
  567. N

    DTX hook experiments and Halco 220 trial

    On my 2 trips this year I caught 5 Hoos on my DTX's and did not loose any. I let others use my gear and 3 more we caught. All with stock hooks. Both lures were totally destroyed. Luckily they both swam properly.
  568. N

    3.5% service charge on Excel if you use CC?

    I hate to be nickled and dimed to death. Because of that When I travel the only airlines I use is Southwest or Alaska. If they have no service to a certain area I just don't go there.
  569. N

    3.5% service charge on Excel if you use CC?

    I disagree. I am retired and I use my credit cards for almost every purchase I make. When I take my annual mandatory IRA distribution I clear all my credit card debt.
  570. N

    Mag Bay Lures Mag Track - report

    What's 10 bucks when the Intruder is 80 bucks.
  571. N

    Bisbee tournaments

    OK my bad. But the local captions have outright bad manners.
  572. N

    Bisbee tournaments

    What the HELL is with that captain? I was in Cabo last June and saw some piss poor manners by other boats, local captains driving between our boat and fish we were fighting, passing by within 40 yards at full speed while we had lines in the water, and driving full speed thru a cluster of boats...
  573. N

    Bring it or leave it at home...

    I really endorse the idea of being fully prepared for any fishing situation. But as I get older, ( 71 years) , it gets harder and harder to haul all that gear around.
  574. N

    First time on the Intrepid, Dec. 10-20, 2019

    Don't bitch about the boats you do not like. Just go ride the boat that you prefer.
  575. N

    First time on the Intrepid, Dec. 10-20, 2019

    Wonderful boat, buy like any boat you can not control how the fishing will be.
  576. N

    Tackle Day | Save the Date

    Don't worry, if you see that "something special" you'll find a way to spend your money.:-)
  577. N

    HOW GOOD ARE THE OLD USA SABRE RODS?

    Wha What ever happened to Bobby after the shop was closed?
  578. N

    Car rental advice in Cabo

    I have been using Avis for years. Get yourself a Chase Bank Safire Reserve Card. It covers car insurance in foreign countries, trip cancellation, and medical evacuation, and a lot of of other goodies for travelers. It costs, but well worth it. I can rent a car in Cabo for $25.00 a day...
  579. N

    $13.00 Burger on a Sport Boat

    Well, that is a HELL of a of a good selection. I would buy any of those items gladly.
  580. N

    $13.00 Burger on a Sport Boat

    Oooh! Your kitchen must be verwy nice. Take a picture. As a retired contractor great remodeling still catches my interest.
  581. N

    $13.00 Burger on a Sport Boat

    Where else can you get a burger and diesel fumes? You just can't beat a fried egg sandwich or burger mixed with the aroma of diesel fumes.
  582. N

    Wahoo Iron

    I currently use Sea Strike 33's in black chrome or orange and black when there is moderate to little current conditions. The older 6oz. Raiders in heavy current, and the newer 5.6oz. Raiders if the others are not getting a bite. Most of my Raiders are gold, but I do have some that are painted...
  583. N

    Best Avet for 30-50 lbs Work

    A reel should fit your hands. That is the most important factor to take into consideration when buying a reel. Years ago before the Raptors come to the market I was on a 8 day trip that produced 50b to 80lb yellowing tuna and wahoo to 90lbs for 3 days straight. The hot stick was a big guy, (...
  584. N

    New PENN Fathom II star drags

    Do you have to roll back to spool to disengage the spool like you need to do on the Torque s?
  585. N

    Stoked!!!

    Considering all the gear you have, probably not enough time.:-)
  586. N

    JT rubber cement foam grip installation method

    I have been using rubber cement for 45+ years. Randy Penny's dad Wayne Penny taught me that method.
  587. N

    Supreme 8 day...

    The Wahoo giving the snubbing to bombs and jigs has been a very common this summer.
  588. N

    CharkBait San Diego??

    Land lords live on a different planet. A lot of businesses go out of business because of unrealistic rent hikes than a lot of people realize.
  589. N

    Supreme 8 day...

    Alex is already a fantastic Captain. He's on his way to becoming legendary.
  590. N

    FG knot tips

    One should always have back up rigs of the most likely combos you will use on the trip you are taking. Takes the stress out of having to retie any knot during a hot bite.
  591. N

    MAG BAY MAG TRAK 10

    Oooh, Pink Lady, I like that. Who did you buy it from?
  592. N

    MAG BAY MAG TRAK 10

    I wonder of other colors are in the works for the Mag Trak, orange and black, and pink would be nice.
  593. N

    Polaris Deluxe ????

    I have no criticism of the Captain and crew. They were outstanding the time I was on the boat. I am a retired construction Estimator, so I tend to have a very critical eye when it comes to construction and design, with durability and ease of maintenance. Since you made a major issue of my...
  594. N

    Polaris Deluxe ????

    We all have a different eye for imperfections.
  595. N

    Polaris Deluxe ????

    Rails need to be varnish, floor vinyl is coming up in the bathrooms, wall paper is peeling, woodwork in the state room I was in needed repairs, light fixtures coming loose, exterior or boat needs painting, lower floor toilet didn't flush half the time. That is just the things that I can recall...
  596. N

    Polaris Deluxe ????

    Cosmetically it needs a lot of work.
  597. N

    Real world Cedros gear info?

    I agree with skipping the bass outfit. The bass fishing is so good it gets boring. I would rather focus on Yellowtail when there.
  598. N

    Polaris Deluxe ????

    Today the Polaris Supreme is really showing it's age due to a LOT of deferred maintenance.
  599. N

    Recommend Hotels 2 nights near Fisherman's Landing

    Do they have a shuttle service to and from the landing. The Vagabon at $200.00 a night in the summer is a real rip off considering the condition of the place.
  600. N

    T-Bar handle for JX Raptor?

    Contact Alan Tank. He has ergonomic handle s in 3 sizes. I have been using them for years.
  601. N

    MAG BAY MAG TRAK 10

    Hmmmm, I am buying one to use in Cabo in November. Maybe it will be as good if not better than the Intruders, who knows.
  602. N

    MAG BAY MAG TRAK 10

    Has anyone had the opportunity to use one yet. Thinking about buying one to try behind a cruiser in Cabo this upcoming November.
  603. N

    New Cavalla Lever Drag From Okuma

    I think a lot of people are missing the marketing philosophy of Okuma. There are two markets for fishing reels. The fishermen that do mid to long range fishing and then the fishermen that fish locally most of the time or all the time. The one that fish locally do not need reels with the...
  604. N

    New Cavalla Lever Drag From Okuma

    Not if you fish it the way it is designed to be fished.
  605. N

    Anyone fish the new Cavalla yet?

    Avets have no Thrust Bearings and people still buy a bunch of them. Problem is people do not fish their reel as they were designed to be fished. Not every reel needs Thrust Bearings.
  606. N

    Cork tape?

    Go to Home Depot. In the electrical department they sell 6" shrink tube that is very thick. Unfortunately you will need to buy the package of assorted sizes. That tube is super tought
  607. N

    Trq30ld2 Line Capacity?

    80lb ??? Really, I use solid 60 for about 500 yards with a 50lb floor top shot.
  608. N

    Avet HXW Raptor Drag Problems

    Send it to Cal's and he will smooth out the drag curve.
  609. N

    Production JRI Intruder Makes It's Debut

    Oh fishy, don't be so cruel:(
  610. N

    Standard HX??

    I use my standard HXJ strictly for casting iron for Wahoo. I set my drag at 16# at strike. When Wahoo jig fishing you never stop cranking the handle except to shift to low gear. I use an old Cal Star E Glass BtT 6465H and never had a problem with the reel. My rule of thumb for service on most...
  611. N

    Sunline Flouro WTF $$$?

    Try Triple Fish. 50 yards of 40lb. at 22 buck. The diameter is .064. But is softer than the Blue Lable. I don't think think the difference in these diameters make any difference. The flexibility and brazing resistance is the most important factor. .57 for Seaguar40lb .62 Blue Lable.40lb .57...
  612. N

    What To Leave Home?

    I have the multi rig solution. Build 200 foot boats. Have the red shirts clean our gear for us.
  613. N

    SOLD ASSORTED IRONS New lower price

    New lower price 1 JRI 8 new 1 Kicker 25 surface Iron new 1 Neptune heavy (3.25 oz) new, very rare lure 4 Sea Strike 33 lights. 2 have been used, 2 have not. A little bit of tackle box wear. $30.00 including shipping to California Pay Pal friends and family
  614. N

    FISH AND TACKLE SWAP MEETS

    Where was the best Fish and Tackle swap meet you have been too in the So.Calif area.
  615. N

    Where's Jeff from Indy?

    You aware correct about the taste comparisons in my opinion. But the Mercury level is so high in BFT that I do not eat it.
  616. N

    Where's Jeff from Indy?

    Well it is my observation that business is not that good in the full year picture. The longer winter trips have been suffering from a good number of cancelled trips for a couple of years. With the island closers and a greying population of fishermen dropping out of the long trips and not enough...
  617. N

    $1,600 ulua on OfferUp

    A sucker born every minute.
  618. N

    SOLD NEW DAIWA LEXA WINN 400PWR-P

    SOLD New in box with 250 yards of Power Pro 50lb Spectra. This reel was sent to Alan Tani for proper lubrication and inspection. 5:1 gears Price: $175.00 including shipping to California
  619. N

    SOLD Extra Tuff Shortie Boots

    stupid me.:imdumb: post is corrected size 10
  620. N

    SOLD Extra Tuff Shortie Boots

    New in box. size 10 The color is BLUE $55.00 including shipping conus
  621. N

    Shimano Speed Master 12II Review

    Those two lines are the anomaly.
  622. N

    Shimano Speed Master 12II Review

    Most of them are. Cheap bastards.
  623. N

    Production JRI Intruder Makes It's Debut

    For 300 big ones I would put a 100 foot 7 hundred pound wire leader on that baby.
  624. N

    Costello 6-day Long Range Trip on Polaris Supreme

    If you look at the suggested tackle and items to take with you on a 4 to 6 day trip it certainly is implying that you will be fishing most of the time in Points South. Looking at most other boat web sites and they say fishing will most likely be in outhouse southern destinations. The decision to...
  625. N

    WTB Penn Torque 30, star, black

    I have new one. it is filled with 60lb solid white spectra. Never been on a boat. Have box. PM me with a offer, do not forget that a shipping cost will be involved
  626. N

    secondary/emergency exits on LR boats

    Horrible, I am seriously thinking of bring a small Fire Extinguisher to put in a my cabin.
  627. N

    Costello 6-day Long Range Trip on Polaris Supreme

    And I would take the boat to small claims court for all my travel expenses plus faulse and advertising or fauilure to notify passengers of a change in adequate time to cancel boat and travel reservations.
  628. N

    How do I catch a thresher shark off a pier, everyone I see is using a bobber.

    throw a bunch of chum in the water and keep it going until they show up. if the shark goes after a swimmer instead of you bait pack it up and run like hell for the hillsLOL
  629. N

    Tackle Meet Sept. 8 ,2019

    Delete
  630. N

    Bed bugs on boats

    Shit! Another thing I have to pack in my bag, bed bug spray.
  631. N

    Calcutta Jig Bag

    Don't like any of the jig bags That I have seen todate. They all seem to have a mesh top that allows the moisture into the bag.
  632. N

    Production JRI Intruder Makes It's Debut

    Kinda, yes, maybe, if you know someone
  633. N

    Remembering Eddie McEwen

    God I love reading these posts. It's terrible but I can barely remember those days.
  634. N

    What jigs are hot?

    Just do not like to tie mono or floro around split rings
  635. N

    Wahoonista Question

    To add more to this post, on my next trip I plan to use a 700 XH with a Sea Strike 33's and my old BT 6465H with Raider. Soft tips play no advantage when power cranking.
  636. N

    shears to cut braid?

    God! I can not believe the abuse some do to their spectra line with frayed, jagged cuts. Every cutter mentioned except the pit bull will not cut a loosely hanging spectra line.
  637. N

    Hooker Intruder Homage

    Never mind
  638. N

    Wahoonista Question

    And a 6 1/2 ft or 7 ft rod is all you need. You do not need a long cast when fishing for Wahoo.
  639. N

    TORQUE SPOOL ROLL BACK

    Thanks
  640. N

    GUN SURVEY

    Yes I agree. As we all know politicians have a way of passing laws that have unintended consequences. Just because I am philosophically in favor of banning atomatic weapons I realistically can not see how they would or could write legislation to achieve that specific purpose without impeding...
  641. N

    GUN SURVEY

    I am not criticizing anyone's opinions. I can discuss issures with people whom have different opinions without getting crazy. Afterall, if we all were of the same thought it would be a boring world.
  642. N

    GUN SURVEY

    It pops up from time to time in that rotating advertisement box at the top of the forums.
  643. N

    TORQUE SPOOL ROLL BACK

    I have 5 Torque Star Drive reels. On all of them a little roll back of the spool is required to disengage the dogs to cast. However. One of my reels needs almost a 1/2 spool rollback to disengage the spool. Whats going on here?
  644. N

    GUN SURVEY

    The gun survey that is heading Bloody Decks is written to be extremely bias towards gun rights. As a gun owner I support and opposed to many of the questions in the survey as to how they are written. The most important question is not ask: should high capacity weapons like AR15`s and similar...
  645. N

    What To Leave Home?

    I have been on quite a few trips where the ride home is a shit storm, making it difficult to clean up your gear on the way home.
  646. N

    What To Leave Home?

    1.5 day :eek: if you take care of your gear you would spend more time cleaning your gear than fishing.
  647. N

    What To Leave Home?

    I have taken as many as 13 rigs. I am really going to focus on getting that down to nine. Getting tired of cleaning all that shit when I get home.
  648. N

    SOLD Backpack/Cooler/Killbag

    Just how much shit do you have? It seems like you have been selling stuff forever.
  649. N

    New wahoo troller

    Vawee interesting
  650. N

    Yellowfin US waters????

    Was on the Polaris Supreme a week and a half ago fishing the ridge. There was 3 seiners raping the area.
  651. N

    What jigs are hot?

    I also change out the split ringes for brazed ringes
  652. N

    MPA El Segundo Times Article

    Sold the boat years ago and moved to Arizona. Only fish long range and Cabo now. Born and raised in So. Cal. Never thought the day would come that I would leave Calif. The liberal government has ruined the most beautiful state in the United States.
  653. N

    SOLD Brand New PENN Torque 25

    I sell my reels on E Bay. Even with E Bay`s fee I usually get more dollars for my reels.
  654. N

    Shimano Speed Master 12II Review

    Beware of Shimano`s reputation for not supporting their reels with parts after they discontinue a line.
  655. N

    Casting lures for Marlin?

    Never heard of casting lures for marlin. I dont think there is any such animal.
  656. N

    New Cavalla Lever Drag From Okuma

    So where is this reel going to fit quality wise? Better than the Andros, better than the Metaloid but not as good as the Andros?
  657. N

    United Composites 50-60 rod

    I am of the opinion that a 50# rod is a 50# rod. For me the 60/80# cross over make more sense.. but what do I know
  658. N

    Ranta/Finnatic charter on the Polaris Supreme

    I was on that trip. It was the weirdest wahoo bite I have ever seen. I trolled a DTX 200 orange Tiger that was nailed instantly once in the water. After 5 consecutive fish the Wahoo destroyed the lure. The whoos were striking any trolled lure that was put in the water, DTX,s, Marauders, Zuker...
  659. N

    Excel 7/24-8/1 reports?

    Quite frankly it baffles me why anyone would sign up for Facebook. They are borderline on identity thief.
  660. N

    Spray paint for old irons?

    I have done the same as above with one more step. I add a coat a coat of "lite rod epoxy" by Flexcoat.
  661. N

    BOB SANDS EXCLUSIVE NEW CALSTAR 7.5 FT. POWERHOUSE BACK IN STOCK

    Regarding these new blanks. Where is the "sweet spot " ?
  662. N

    For Sale Hooker intruder

    Living in Arizona there is no hope of ever getting one. If more than one person is trolling a Hooker I don't even bother to take my trolling position.
  663. N

    For Sale Hooker intruder

    Ouch!! You could get the real thing for the price
  664. N

    For Sale //..,,sksk

    Sad that our Medical Insurance situation in the US