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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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    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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    FLAT FALL JIGS CONSIDERED SLOW PITCH OR JIGGING?

    What class of jigs are they?
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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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    POPPING ROD BLANK

    What one piece blank do you builders recommend one use to build a 50lb popping rod?
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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?
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    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.
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    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
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    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?
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    BEST 40# UC ROD FOR FISHING GUADALUPE ISLAND?

    Let's hear your opinions.
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    MAG TRAK RIGGING

    How are you rigging your Mag Traks ?
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    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 ?
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    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.
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    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?
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    REPLACEMENT BEARINGS FOR JX RAPTORS

    Who makes upgraded bearings for Raptors ?
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    "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.
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    CALSTAR GF770XH

    Is it to much rod for 60# line?
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    TORQUE STARDRAG TO BE DISCONTINUED?

    Is it true??
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    UC VIPER

    Is it to much rod for using 80# topshots?
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    Standard Guides on UC Elite Series Factory Rods

    Anyone know the model number Alps guides on the Elite rods
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    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.
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    60 lb. ROD FOR A OLD GUY

    UC 76 Raptor or CX76 Centaur? To be used with Penn Torque 2 speed.
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    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
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    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
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    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?
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    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
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    UC TERMINATOR vs TILE FISH

    In what way are they different? Which one makes the best 50# rod. They are rated the same.
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    MUTU HYBRID HOOKS

    Anyone use them yet? Your opinion on them?
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    FISH AND TACKLE SWAP MEETS

    Anyone know of any scheduled for next year in the San Diego area?
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    105 FOOT BOATS

    Is the Red Rooster the only 105 foot boat in the long range fleet?
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    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...
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    BUYING TACKLE ON E BAY

    Be aware that you are now paying sales tax on E Bay purchases. Not many good buys there anymore.
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    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.
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    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
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    FISH AND TACKLE SWAP MEETS

    Where was the best Fish and Tackle swap meet you have been too in the So.Calif area.
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    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
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    SOLD Extra Tuff Shortie Boots

    New in box. size 10 The color is BLUE $55.00 including shipping conus
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    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?
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    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...
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    ANY NEW SALT WATER SPINING REELS FOR 2020?

    Anyone heard anything? There is a huge gap between the Makaira series and the next lowest price line of spinners. Kind of hoping the would product a line in the $250.00 / $350.00 price range with a reel of higher quality then their so called second best spinner
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    LOST MY LAST ORIGINAL RAIDER LURE

    During my recent 8 day trip I lost my last original 200 gram Raider jig. Went on to use and catch 2 wahoo with a black chrome Sea Strike 33. However even those are discontinued. What iron (or brass ) jig are you using for wahoo?
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    5olb. SURFACE IRON COMBO

    What rod and reel do you use.?
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    TORQUE STAR DRAGS TO BE DISCONTINUED??

    Say it is not true.
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    Butt Cord Treatment

    What do you use on butt cord to preserve it?
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    SHOGUN 8 DAY RETURNE

    I see they had a very good trip. I hope someone that was on that trip gives us a report on what tackle was working best.
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    NEED HELP WITH SELECTING POPPING COMBO

    Any suggestions for a popping set up for San Diego trips up to 8 day?
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    Koya lures

    I am coming to the Islands in December for some R and R. and plan to do some island hopping. I would like to pick up some Koya lures while there. Anyone care to tell where the the best places are to buy them. Thanks
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    WILL HX AND CLAMP FIT ON ALPS SIZE 26 CHANNEL LOCK REEL SEAT?

    Just finished building a Seeker Pin Head TNT rod. Size of the butt required a big ass reel seat and my Penn Torques do not fit. Will the Avet HX fit? :imdumb: I live in Arizona so going to a tackle shop to try out reels is not a option.
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    LONG RANGE FORUM IS DIEING

    The lack of fish reports are killing this forum. It may be time to change the name of this forum to " Long Range Chit Chat".:(
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    BLANK SELECTION IN ORANGE COUNTY

    Looking for a tackle shop with the largest blank selection. I will be driving in from Arizona.
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    ROD RATING DISPUTE WITH OLD FRIEND

    A friend and I were discussing whether the Calstar E Glass 610 H is a 50# rod or a 60# rod. I say it is a 50# rod. What do you guys think?
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    FAVORITE UC 60# BAIT ROD

    :confused:Well????
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    THREAD CARRAGE

    I have a Pac Bay set and find the avaliable thread carrages less than desirable. I am thinking of making my own carrage. Anyone that have made their own thread carrage care to post a picture of theirs?
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    Make Your Own Decals

    As I age my hand writing on blanks is horrible. Is there a was to make my own decals with my computer and printer??
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    METALLIC THREAD

    It's been 4 years since I built a rod. I am now starting to build rods again and I have forgotten if metallic thread needs color preserver. :confused:
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    Leon Todd of CalStar Rods Passed Away?

    If this is true I sure hope that the business survives. CalStar rods are still my favorite.
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    ANY THING NEW FROM PENN AT FRED HALL

    Well????
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    REAMING HYPALON

    How well does it work using the premiers with a drill?
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    HOW MANY GUIDES ?

    I am building Cal Star BtG 690J. My first 9 foot build. How many guide s should I put on it?
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    WTB TORQUE 30LD 2 SPEED

    Found two
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    RAPALA 40

    Has anyone put inline hooks on them ? Thinking of using 2 Owner in lines on them for trolling for Wahoo in Baja.
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    LONG WAIT FOR CAL STAR BLANKS

    Why is the wait time so long for Cal Star blanks? Is their business so good they lack the facilities to to timely fill orders?
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    UC ROD RATINGS

    Can UC rods be fished at their highest line ratings.
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    Salting 2 speed Reels

    Can anyone comment on how good the free spool is out of the box?
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    Little ACTIVITY ON THIS FORUM FOR WINTER

    I presume it is because fewer people are taking the longer trips this year.
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    Popping Rod vs jigging Rod

    What is the difference?
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    SOLD NEW PENN FATHUM

    Sold pending payment. 25 N 2 speed With box and papers. Filled with new 65# White Solid Specta and 25 yard mono top shot. $175.00 including shipping with in bonus. PayPal friends and family or add $7.00
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    WEIGHT OF A SARDINE

    Never thought about it before, does anybody know the weight of say a 6" sardine?
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    Intrepid 8 day gear

    Going in mid July. Trying to cut back on the number of rod/reel sets to take. In the past I would take 12 sets. Being that the Intrepid is too cheap to take out Guadalupe permits I will not take my 100# gear so that's one set down. What rod/reel combos would you take?
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    DO WAHOO BOMBS SPIN?

    Never really thought about it before but do they spin?
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    FLAT FALLS FOR YELLOW FIN TUNA

    Has anyone been successful using Flat Falls for Yellow Fin Tuna?
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    Penn 12 VISX

    Booked for 8 dayer this upcoming mid July. Trying to figure out a place in my arsenal for my new international 12VSX . How would you rig it up and what rod would you use it with?
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    COW BELL COLORS

    Do have a favorite color?
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    STICKY LURE SKIRTS

    Anyone have a solutions to getting rid of the sticky skirts on my marlin lures??
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    STICKY LURE SKIRTS

    Anyone have a solutions to getting rid of the sticky skirts on my marlin lures??
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    DTX Minnows

    What kind of leader are you using?
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    Bisbee's Black and Blue

    Who won?? Which Boats?? What were the winning lures ?? Anyone know??
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    Heavy Duty Spinning Rod

    I am going to build a 60/80# spinning rod for my Makaira 30000. What brand and type of reel seat should I use??
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    Split Rings On Flat Falls

    Everything one reads regarding Flat Falls for Blue Fin Tuna say "replace the split rings with solid rings". I have noticed that there are now split rings available up to 370# ratings. Why not use the heavy rayed split rings?
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    Owner Monster Assist Hooks

    Can anyone comment on how effective they are for the larger blue fin?
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    Cow Bells

    Are they trolled close to the corners or way back?
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    Spinning Guides.

    I would like to build a rod to use with my Makaira 30000 spinning reel. Plan to use 80# spectra with 60# top shot. What type of guides should I use?
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    Where is Gary Graham???

    WELL!!
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    BLUE FIN BAIT?

    All we see here is using Flat Falls for catching large Blue Fins. Are any being caught on bait? What is the terminal set up for bait?
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    8Day Rod and Reel Sets

    What rod and Reel Combo do you take on a 8 day trip?
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    Rainbow Blanks

    Are there any websites that sell Rainshadow blanks on line?
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    FAVORITE 50# BAIT ROD

    What is you favorite 50# bait rod ?
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    Longer Screws for Torques?

    I need longer screws for my Torque Star Drags. Does Penn make them?
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    8' SURFACE IRON BLANK

    Anyone out there with a opinion on what you think is the best surface iron blank? Kinda hard to shop for blanks here in Arizona. Fishbuzz has a lot but not quite everything.
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    Taking Reels To Cabo

    For those of you that fly and take your reels to Cabo. Are you carrying them with you or checking them in with your luggage? Has anyone had their reels stolen out of you luggage?
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    Torque Reel Conversion

    Does anyone know if a Torque 40 Star drag can be converted to 25N? Who will do it?
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    Which Reel Would You Buy??

    Looking at a 16 size reel to purchase. Would you buy a Penn International 16 VISX, or a Makaira 16?? I can't decide.
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    Shipping rods over 8'

    With UPS, FDEX, and USPO jerking up the cost of shipping rods and blanks over 8', it's time for the rod manufacturers to develop 7'8" rods that can be shipped economically.
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    POSTAL RATES FOR LONGER RODS

    The new postal rates for rods over 8 feet are a real bummer for us people that have to buy rods and blanks on line. The rod makers need to look at making rod blanks that are 7'8" for shipping purposes. My 2 cents.
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    Reskirting Marlin Lures

    Does anyone know of anyone that reskirts marlin lures with vinyl in Calif.?
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    Cutting down 9 foot BTG to 8 foot????

    I have the above BTG GF 690 blank I purchased a few years ago and since then I have decided that 9' rods are not for me. If I cut 12" from the butt how would that effect the action of the blank??
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    ACCURATE BOSS MAGNUM B270 FOR SALE

    Accurate Boss Magnum 270 single speed with 4.6: 1 gears. Serviced by Alan Tani and not used since. Reel has excellent freespool and a Alan Tani Ergo handle. Clamp, wrench, and box included. No corrosion but does have a small boat rash at the top of the reel on the clicker side...
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    TORGUE 4.8:1 GEARS

    Looking at the Torque's parts list and I do not see part numbers for the 4.8 gear and what ever the other needed part is called. Anyone have descriptions and part numbers need for the conversion?
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    Torque 25 Star Drag

    I purchased a Torque 25 ( not the narrow ). I also have a Fathum 25N 2 speed. I was practicing casting surface jigs and switching the above reels back and forth on a Bt6480H rod. To my surprise I was able to cast further with the Torque. I found the reel to really be compact and cast better...
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    Rapala mag 30 hooks

    Has anyone put inline hooks on their Rapalas? I wondering if the lures will swim properly..
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    Storing Swimbaits

    How do you prevent your rubber swim baits from sticking together and the plastic trays?
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    Torque Reels

    Is the Torque series being redesigned for 2018?
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    Penn Torque Reel

    Are the single speed Torques being redesigned or discontinued?
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    Jigs painted in Red Crab

    Anyone catch a fish on the jigs painted Red Crab?
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    Best 7Foot Rod for throwing Surface iron

    Any opinions on the best Blank for throwing Surface iron with Torque 25N?
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    Cal Star 6480L

    Would a E Glass 6480 L be appropriate to use as a surface iron rod with 40# line at Cedros Island?
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    Dynatrolls

    Are Dynatrolls good for any other fish than Wahoo?
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    CEDROS ISLAND ?

    What is going on at Cedros? The Cedros Outdoors web site has not posted a fish report in two years. They do not answer E Mails. I was hoping to go there this year but probably will not. From the lack of information one must assume the fishing is horrible. Any Boodydeckers been there that would...
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    Gears For Torque Star Drags

    What's up with Torque 4:8 replacement gears? I cannot locate them. I am in the market for a Torque Star Drag reel. However I will not purchase the reel until I have the gears in hand. This new generation's obsession with speed sucks as it has screwed the market up for lower gear star drag...
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    Gears For Torque Star Drags

    I am unable to find any 4:8 gears for a Torque Star Drag. What's going on here?
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    Blank for throwing Surface Jigs

    Looking for a 7' blank with moderate action for throwing light surface iron from a panga. I will pair it up with Fathom 25N two speed with 40# top shot. Anything longer than 7' is a pain in the ass in a panga. Actually thinking of going back to using a Cal Star B610. Any suggestions for...
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    TACKLE SHOP W/ MOST INSHORE KNOWLEDGE

    I am looking for a tackle shop that has a large selection of inshore bass tackle inventory as well as people with extensive knowledge of proper use of rods and reels. Hopefully a shop in the San Diego/Orange County Areas.
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    CEDROS ISLAND GEAR

    Any input from those that have fished Cedros with one of the local outfitters would great appreciate. Looking at the recommended gear for Yellowtail fishing the website list the following. 40 lb outfit. Which I presume Is for using with the surface iron. 50 lb outfit. I can't figure the use for...
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    Fathom vs Touque

    Should one expect a Fathom 40N 2speed to perform the same as a Torque in a 100lb fish environment?
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    Mexico Island Closers

    The possibility of the Mexican islands being off limit to the SD boats looking more probable where will they fish for yellowtail and wahoo??
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    Swim Bait Rod

    Looking for a 7' swim bait rod for fishing Cedros Island. Everything I look at is 7'6" to 8'. For me any rod over 7' is a pain in the ass to use on a panga. Any suggestions for factory rods or blanks?
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    Need 3 D WIDE BOOTS

    I am old and my feet are older. None of the name brand boots are wide enough. The only thing I can wear are the Keens H20,s, but me feet are freezing cold in them. Any suggestions fellow fishermen??
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    Rod and Reel Combo for Flat fall Jigs

    Would like to hear what rod and Reel combos are being used on 5 to 8 day SD trips.
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    Double Hook Rigs

    What are the pros and cons of the trailing hook of a tandem hook rig being fixed with heat shrink or loose?
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    FS AVET JX 4:6 REEL

    New Blue Avet single speed reel with 4:6 to 1 GEARS. Includes BOX and NEOPRENE REEL COVER. No line. $175.00 SHIPPED. Postal money order or add $5.00 for Paypal.
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    Avet JX 6/3 OR FATHOM 25N 2 SPEED

    Which reel would you buy??
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    Repair Black Torque FINISH

    What is the best way to repair deep scratches on the black Torques? I am thinking that I would put on some masking tape and very lightly steel wool the damage area. Then apply some black paint. I know the repair area would be noticable but I would want to prevent any corrosion problems. Any...
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    SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT BUYING EXPENSIVE REELS

    I have been selling my Accurates and Tiburon reels for the last several months, so now I am in the market for new reels. After much thought I have decided that my replacement reel will be either Fathoms or Andros. I am all done buying top of the line reels. I have come to the oponion that buying...
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    Florocarbon Leaders

    Do florocarbon leaders REALY make a difference on marlin lures? Any opinions ????
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    SOLD. Accurate Waffle Ball Knobs

    Two Accurate Waffle Ball Knobs with screw, no corrosion. I have 1 rubber cap to cover the hole. $20.oo shipped to Calif PM Interested
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    SOLD. HEAVY JIG LOT

    2 Vary rare 5 1/4"Krocodile 3 oz Brass jig. not fished but has some marks from being in the tackle box. Note thicknedd on thr 2nd photo. 2 new Tady 9"s 1 Very rare straggler, been reconditioned $21.00 shipped PM if interested
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    SOLD SURFACE JIG LOT

    SOLD PENDING PAYMENT 5 unfished surface jigs Tady AA Mint 2 Tady 45 Sardines 1 6 1/2" Straggler light Iron for Wahoo Red/Yellow/White 1 7 1/2" Stragger light iron for Wahoo Black/Red $28.00 Shipped to Calif Paypal or Bank Money Oder PM if interested.
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    SOLD. FS Shimano Flat Sibe Butterfly Jigs

    2 unfished Shimano Flat Side jigs Pink/Blue 7 1/2"/280 gr/10oz Chrome/Chartreause 7 1/2"/ 280 gr/10oz includes extra hook $26.00 shipped to Calif Paypal or Bank Money Order Pm if interested
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    SOLD. FS Popper and Diving Bait

    SOLD PENDING PAYMENT 1 . new 8" Strike Pro Popper 1 new 10" ( including diving bill) Toro Tame Deep Diver Both come with Blue Water lure bag $16.00 including Shipping to Calif. Paypal or Bank Money Order Pm if interested
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    Assorted Rubber Tails

    Quantity of 10 tails. Brand not known. All are unused and not gooey. 6 at 6 1/4 " 4 at 5" $16.00 shipped to Calif. Paypal or Bank Money Order PM if interested
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    SOLD SOkuma Cortez CZ10

    Sold pending payment Okuma Cortez CZ 10. Been on one 1 boat ride. Had cast control taken out by Alan Tani. Like new. No Box or papers. includes a neoprene reel cover. $75.00 Shipped to Calif Paypal or bank money order PM if interested.
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    SOLD FS Accurate B870 2 Speed

    FS used Accurate B 270 2 Speed with cast control. This reel has always been maintained by Alan Tani and has his amazing freespool. Mechanically at great big 10 and cosmetically a strong 9+. No corrosion. The few tiny tiny scratches that are not even visible on the camera pictures. Come with...
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    SOLD FS Daiwa Saltist 20H

    PENDING PAYMENT For Sale Daiwa 20H. Been on 1 boat ride. Filled with 50# Yellow Tuf Line solid spectra.No corrosion, no boat rash. Has a small nick by the Saltist lable and a small scratch by the handle arm. Not even visible on the camera. Comes with a box and a Blue Water Reel cover...
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    SOLD Daiwa Saltist 20H

    Daiwa Saltiga 20H. Been on 1 Boat ride. Filled with 50# Yellow Solid Tuf Line spectra and 50' P Line 20# mono. Reel has been re-greased by Alan Tani and has a Alan Tani Handle. Comes with the box and a Blue Water reel cover. no corrosion, No boat rash. A couple of tiny tiny nicks at the top...
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    200# and 300# Izorline Leader Coils

    Mono Unused 200# 50yd Blue coil Mono Unused 300# 50yd Clear coil $16.00 shipped to Calif PM if interested Paypal or Bank money order
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    SOLD Toro Tamer 50# Solid New Spool

    New Smitty Soft Soft Pad. Some mars on the pad from sitting around. $12.00 Shipped anywhere n Calif. SPECTRA SOLD PENDING PAYMENT 1000 meter spool of White Toro Tamer Solid $53.00 Shipped to Caliornia PM if interested. SORRY FOR INCOMPLETE POST, MY COMPUTER WENT DOWN.
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    puerta vallarta fishing

    I do not really care to go marlin or tuna fishing. I would like to know what is the best time of the year to fish in the bay? What species would one typically catch? Does anyone have any recommendations for Boat charters?
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    FS: AMERICAN LURES 50 CAL JET

    Unused 9 1/2" Jet by American Lures. $37.00 including shipping SOLD. SOLD Paypal only
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    ZUKER ZM 3.5 MARLIN LURES

    TWO UNUSED ZUKER ZM 3.5 MARLIN LURES. ONE LURE HAS A VERY SMALL SCRATCH ON THE HEAD. A COUPLE OF CABO FAVORITES. $31.00 SHIPPED PM IF INTERESTED
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    fountain Jet

    Unused 9" jet. Has a couple of very light scratches on the head $26.00 including shipping PM if interested
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    Fountain Trolling Lure

    Unused 9" Fountain jet head. Has a couple of very very light scratches on the head. Troll this behind any long range boat and hang on. This lure will put any 8" Zuker feather to Shame. On a Big private boat use at the shotgun position. PM if interested
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    FS Marlin Magic Flyer

    New 8 1/2" Marlin Magic Flyer $21.00 including shipping Pay Pal only SOLD. SOLD. SOLD
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    FS COGGINS MARLIN LURE

    12 1/2" over all lenght Coggings concave jet. Unused with new skirts. $36.00 including shipping Sale pending PayPal only PM if interested
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    TINY LURE LOT

    All unused, Three 3" Krocodiles, One 2 1/4" Braid, One 2 3/4" Braid, One 3 1/2" Rebel, and One 3 1/4" Yo Zuri and small case included. $16.00 including shipping PM if interested
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    TINY LURE LOT

    All unused, Three 3" Krocodiles, One 2 1/4" Braid, One 2 3/4" Braid, One 3 1/2" Rebel, and One 3 1/4" Yo Zuri and small case included. $16.00 including shipping SOLD PM if interested
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    CHROME HEADS TUNA/DORADO TROLLING LURES

    5 UNUSED LURES; 2 Catchy tackle small 5" all rigged and ready to go. The other 3 feathers the maker is unknown. Only the Blue/White lure is not rigged. All the rigged lures have ball bearing swivels on the them. Sale pending $46.00 including shipping If interested send a PM
  152. N

    Wahoo Bombs

    6 unused Wahoo Bombs. The black/orange head is a 8oz. drop back bomb. I made this lure, The head is enameled paint with multiple coats of rod epoxy, Mustad SS7691 Hook, > 2 Catchy Tackle Bombs, and the last 3 are 5oz. Bombs made by me. ALL RIGGED AND READY TO GO. SOLD $45.00 INCLUDING...
  153. N

    FS Quality Tuna/Dorado Trolling Lures

    The top lure is 7 1/4" with a larger concave face, unknown maker> middle Lure is a American Custom Lures. 7 1/2" concave chugger with a smaller face than the top lure,> bottom lure is a BFG 7 1/2" bullet. ( skirts can be cut down to make it 6") $21.00 including shipping If interested send PM
  154. N

    FS 5 Surface Iron Straggers

    5 unused 6 1/4" light surface iron lures. 2 Have original paint and 3 have been rebuilt. For you youngsters out there these old jigs swim as good if not better then most of the modern jigs on the market today. A nice medium speed crank and they swim very very well. $26.00 including shipping...
  155. N

    Chrome Wahoo Jig Set

    Set of 5 unuused Chrome jigs. Beginng left to right : 6 1/4" Straggler,> Catchy Tackle Sea Strike 33,>1 4 1/2" UFO, > 4 1/2" UFO3, > Tady 9 SALE PENDING $26.00 including shipping PM if interested.
  156. N

    FS HEAVY JIG SET

    5 Heavy unused jigs. Top red and white jig: 6 1/4 " unknown maker > From left to right 5 1/4" Abba 55,> 5" DIX 177,> 4 1/2" DIX157, > 4 1/2" squid color , unknown maker. $21.00 including shipping SOLD If interested refer to jig lot #2 via PM
  157. N

    FS Heavy Lures

    Set of 6 heavy unused jigs. Top knife jig is 6" > From left to right 5 1/2 Abba 55, > 5 3/8" squid color - unknown maker, > 5" #177 DIX F5, > 4 1/2" squid color- unknown maker, > 4 1/2" DIX 157. $25.00 including shipping If interested refer to set as LOT #1 via PM SALE PENDING
  158. N

    BLANKS FOR TROLLING RODS

    I want to build two 80# trolling rods to use for the short transom corner positions. One 5 1/2' and one 6'. I have the impression that E-Glass blanks are better for trolling than composit blanks because the composition blanks cannnot take the sudden shock of a big fish strike. Information and...
  159. N

    lure wings

    Anyone know who sells WINGS and will ship them to calif? Looking for the HOLIGRAM type.
  160. N

    wings

    Anyone know where to buy WINGS for marlin/tuna lures? Making them is a pain in the ads.
  161. N

    wire for hook rigs

    Any tips on how to get the coil out of SS cable to make single hook rigs?
  162. N

    ATD 12 QUESTION

    How many inches per crank does the ATD 12 do?
  163. N

    ATD 12 QUESTION

    Does anyone know how many inches per crank the ATD 12 will do ?
  164. N

    cabo marlin lure colors

    Is it just me? Inspite of all the many colors of marlin lures it seems like most of Cabo' s striped marlin are caught on 5 basic colors. Black/purple, green/black, green/yellow, pertrolero, blue/white. Is it because we are all in a rut and fish the same colors, or are we missing out on...
  165. N

    NEW AVET JX SINGLE SPEED 4:6

    New Avet jx with box. Color is BLUE, no pictures as you all know what they look like. $200.00 including shipping to ca, nv, wash, and arizona. PRICED REDUCED TO $175.00 including shipping
  166. N

    FS Accurate B2 665N

    Used Accurate B2 665N 2 speed with cast control. Box, papers . clamp, decal, and wrench included. This reel is a 9++ cosmetically and a 10+ mechanically. Just serviced in July by Alan Tani and has his magical free spool. Flip the spool and go get a beer and return to the table and it is still...
  167. N

    SERVICE QUESTION REGARDING MAKAIRA SEA'S

    For those of you that have taken your Makaira SEa' s on trips of 5 days or longer. Do the reels need service?
  168. N

    FS Accurate B2 270 Fishing Reel

    SOLD SOLD SOLD Accurate B2 270 reel with box, papers, decal, and wrench. This reel is a solid 9+ cosmetically with no corrosion on the frames, side plates or spool. there are 3 pin head size nicks. one to the left of the word Accurate on the side plate, and 2 on the inner frame above the...
  169. N

    Torque 2 Speed Side Plates

    How are they made? Cast, stamped, or machined ?
  170. N

    REMOVING THREAD

    What is the best way to remove the thread to replace guides? I CANNOT FRICKING BELIEVE IT!!!I JUST GOT HOME FROM A SEVEN DAY TRIP AND WAS CLEANING MY GEAR IN THE GARAGE AND MY WIFE COMES HOME FROM WORK AND RUNS OVER MY RODS. DAMAGES ALL 11 FRICKING RODS. NO CAL LOU
  171. N

    6480 BLANKS

    There are lots of 6480H BLANKS manufactured. SS6480H, SEEKER BLACK STEEL,SEEKER CLASSIC, CAL STAR BTG, CALSTAR BT, and I am sure they are others that I am not aware of. Anyone know which of the 6480's that are rated for 30 to 60 are the most parabolic?
  172. N

    BIG EYE TUNA

    WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF LONG RANGE BIG EYE TUNA CATCHES ? WHAT YEARS WERE THEY CAUGHT AND WERE THEY JUST A INCIDENTAL CATCH? WHEN THEY ARE BITING IS IT LIKE FISHING FOR COW YELLOW FIN? ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE APPRECIATED FOR THIS INQUIRING MIND.
  173. N

    8 FOOT SURFACE IRON ROD

    WHAT IS YOUR CHOICE OF 8 FOOT RODS FOR THROWING THE SURFACE IRON?
  174. N

    Grouper Combo For Upcomming Excel 7 Day

    What rod and reel combo would be good for Grouper? Line weight and hook sizes too.
  175. N

    RETHINKING OF TACKLE FOR UPCOMMING 7 DAY

    WITH THE BLUE FIN FIASCO BETTER ADD THE CALICO BASS SET AND LEAVE HOME ANYTHING OVER 50lb. ONE MORE NAIL IN THE COFFIN FOR THE SAN DIEGO FLEET. I TRULY THINK THAT MEXICO WANTS TO DO AWAY WITH OUR SPORT FISHING IN THEIR WATERS.
  176. N

    FIN NOR OFFSHORE STAR DRAG

    ANYONE HAVE ONE? HOW IS THE FREESPOOL OUT OF THE BOX?
  177. N

    FIN NOR OFFSHORE REELS

    BEEN LOOKING AT THE FIN NOR OFFSHORE 16L. A STAR DRAG REEL WITH 4:3 GEARS. ANYONE OUT THERE SEEN ONE ?? ANY OPIONIONS? , DO THEY HAVE GOOD FREESPOOL OUT OF THE BOX???
  178. N

    High speed star drags

    I am so sick and tired of not seeing any 4:1 to 4:8 low gear quality star drags on the market. The high speed gearing is only good for Wahoo and yo yoing for Yellowtail. Pretty limited use if you ask me. Low gear are better for bait fishing ( which we all do most of the time ) throwing the...
  179. N

    DIFFICULT SUMMER

    Reports show the long range season to this point to be a nonevent with the expectation of a few Wahoo and some early season Blue Fins. I have a 7 day trip comming up on the Excel at the end of the month. Not seeing any pattern to what the fishing will be like, it looks like I will need to prep...
  180. N

    LOWER GEAR STAR DRAGS

    I would just love to buy some of the Okuma star drag reels. When are the GOING to wake up and start offering reels with 4:1 gears?
  181. N

    JIG MASTER

    DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT THE LINE RETREVE IN INCHES IS PER CRANK ON THE 4:1 JIG MASTER?
  182. N

    50# BLANK

    ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR A 50# BLANK WITH A VERY SOFT TIP, AND STILL HAVE SOME BACK BONE AT THE GRIP AREA.
  183. N

    FS NEWSEEKER 2X4

    NEW CUSTOM SEEKER 2X4 WITH ALPS REEL SEAT,GIMBAL, TITANIUM TURBO GUIDES, AND COLD SHRINK FORGRIP. $395.00 + $28.00 FED EX SHIPPING IN A PVC TUBE. PM ME PLEASE IF INTERESTED. NO CAL LOU
  184. N

    FS NEW AVET 50 WITH 4:1 HI GEAR

    NEW WITH BOX AVET 50 SDS WITH 4:1 HI GEAR. NEW 130JB HOLLOW INSTALLED BY BHP TACKLE. INCLUDE 2 NEW PL68 JIGS TO GO JIGGING FOR THAT BIG ONE. AND A NEOPRENE REEL COVER $490.00 + $28.80 FED EX insured shipping in cont. US. No USP shipping.
  185. N

    cutting down blank

    I HAVE A GF 765XH THAT I PURCHASED TO USE ON THE SAN DIEGO BOATS BUT SINCE HAVE GONE WITH A GF770XH. I WOULD LIKE TO CUT THIS BLANK DOWN TO 6 FEET FOR USING AS A TROLLING ROD FROM A CRUSER. HOW MUCH WOULD YOU CUT FROM THE TIP AND BUTT, AND NOT SCREW IT UP? NO CAL LOU
  186. N

    FS CALSTAR GF765XH BLANK

    Calstar 765XH BLANK. $75.00 + $25.00 FED EX SHIPPING IN A PVC TUBE. POSTAL OR BANK MONEY ORDER PREFERED. ADD 3 PER CENT FOR PAY PAL PM ME
  187. N

    40# RIGS

    I read that the bait in San Diego is now 100 percent 3" to 5" Ancovies on some days. So with this in mind what will be your 40# rod and reel set up? No Cal Lou
  188. N

    TORQUE VS FATHOM

    I AM HAVING A HART TIME TRYING TO FIGURE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO REELS. SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN THE DIFFERENCES. (NO TACKLE SHOPS AROUND HERE) NO CAL LOU
  189. N

    CAN NOT WEAR BOOTS

    AS I HAVE GOTTEN OLDER MY FEET HAVE GOTTEN AS WIDE AS A MACK TRUCK. ANYONE KNOW OF A MAKER OF EXTRA WIDE BOOTS? AS OF THIS TIME THE ONLY THING I HAVE FOUND THAT I CAN WEAR ARE THE KEEN'S H2O SANDLES. THE PROBLEM WITH THEM IS THE CONSTANT WET AND COLD FEET. IF YOU HAVE THIS PROBLEM WHAT DO YOU...
  190. N

    CAL SHEETS CUSTOM ATD 50

    USED ATD 50 WITH CAL SHEETS SUPER BLUEPRINTING BEARINGS AND SLEEVES FOR EXCEPTIONAL FREE SPOOL DRAG SET AT 35# STRIKE CAL'S QUICK SHIFT BUTTON ALAN TANI KNOB GROUND DOWN LEFT SIDE LUG FOR COMFORT NON GROUND LUG ALSO COMES WITH REEL NEW 130# JB HOLLOW PUT ON BY CAL'S COSMETICALLY A STRONG 9+...
  191. N

    FS CAL SHEETS ATD 50

    USED ATD CUSTOM CAL SHEETS ATD 50 SUPER BLUE PRINTED WITH SLEEVES AND BEARINGS FOR EXCEPTIONAL FREESPOOL DRAGS SET 35# AT STRIKE QUICK SHIFT BUTTON ALAN TANI KNOB GROUND DOWN LEFT LUG FOR EASY HOLDING (UNGROUND LUG ALSO COMES WITH THE REEL) NEW 130# JB SPECTRA INSTALLED BY CALS COSMETICALLY 9+...
  192. N

    FS NEW MAKAIRA 30SEA

    NEW MAKAIRA 30 SEA GUNMETAL COMPLETE WITH BOX AS SENT FROM THE FACTORY. $450.00 + $24.80 FED EX INSURED SHIPPING. NO USP SHIPPING. MAJOR BANK OR USPO MONEY ORDER NO PICTURE. YOU KNOW WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE. PM ME
  193. N

    NEW ACCURATE B665-N 6:1

    NEW ACCURATE 6:1 WITH CAST CONTROL. UPGRADED RUBBER KNOB. FILLED WITH NEW 60# JB HOLLOW. COMES WITH BOX AND WRENCH. $300.00 + $23.80 FED EX INSURED SHIPPING MAJOR BANK OR POST OFFICE MONEY ORDER PREFERRED. ADD 3% FOR PAY PAL.
  194. N

    FS New Accurate B665N 6:1 Single Speed

    New ( one boat ride) Accurate B665N 6:1 Single speed with cast control and optional rubber knob. Box, Accurate Bag, and filled with 60# JB Hollow. $300.00 + $23.80 INSURED FED EX SHIPPING NO USP SHIPPING, THEY LOSE PACKAGES. major bank or Post Office money order NO Pay Pal
  195. N

    11" TUNA LURE

    NEW 11" TN TUNA LURE. Sold $10.00+ $6.80 SHIPPING
  196. N

    ACCURATE ATD 50 PARTS / TIBURON PARTS sale pending

    2 50 ATD FRAMES USED 1 50W ATD FRAME USED 2 50W SPOOLS 1 NEW 1 USED WITH CORROSION AROUND THE CENTER SHAFT, BUT NO CORROSION ON THE SIDE SPOOL. SEE PHOTOS FOR MISC. PARTS NEW TIBURON 30 FRAME AND SPOOL $50.00 + $15.00 SHIPPING
  197. N

    Ninja Long Range Belt

    New Ninja Long Range belt. No paint scratches. Two creases in the foam from storage. $30.00 + $20.00 Fed Ex shipping.
  198. N

    Maximus Tackle Question

    For those of you that have fished on the Maximus more than once, what gear and tackle do you take. No Cal Lou
  199. N

    DRAGS ON RED IRIS

    I HAVE A RED IRIS ROUND BAIT CASTER. ANYONE KNOW WHAT THE MAXIMUM DRAG IS ON THIS REEL? NO CAL LOU
  200. N

    Cedros Calico Bass Rigs

    To those whom fish Cedros for Calico Bass: What kind of rod reel combo do you use? What LINE configuration do you use ,( how much spectra to mono/FLORO if any )? What kind or lures do you use? How do you set up your bait rig, and is it the same rod reel rig you use to throw jigs? NO CAL LOU
  201. N

    TROLLING BLANK

    WHICH CALSTAR GF BLANK WOULD YOU RECOMEND FOR A 60#ALL ROLLER STAND UP TROLLER. IT WILL BE USED PRIMARILY IN THE CABO/EAST CAPE AREA. NO CAL YOU
  202. N

    QUESTION ON SHELF ON SERVED LEADERSHIP'S

    I WAS SUPPOSED TO GO ON THE EXCEL'S JUNE AHI TRIP THAT JUST JUST RETURNED. I WAS UNABLE TO GO BECAUSE OF HEALTH ISSUES. WILL MY WIND ON LEADERS STILL BE GOOD A YEAR FROM NOW ?? I MAKE THEM USING THE SAME METHOD AND MATERIALS AS BASIL. NO CAL LOU
  203. N

    WTB OLDER ATD 50 FRAME

    LOOKING FOR AN OLDER ATD 50 FRAME THAT IS MACHINED WITH THE HARNESS LUG CUT OUT ON THE RIGHT SIDE. MUST IN 8+ CONDITION WITH NO CORROSION. NO CAL LOU
  204. N

    HOOKS FOE 15 DAY TRIPS

    What size and type of hooks do take the largest quantity of on a 15 day trip? What weight cable do you put on you Maraders? No Cal Lou
  205. N

    BURROUGHS NEW BOOK

    Just received my copy a few days ago. As a newbie looking forward to my first 15 day trip I have read every magazine, news article, book, and Bloodydecks Long Range forum seeking long range lnformation in the last 3 years. JEFF BURROUGHS BOOK FOR LOVE OF LONG RANGE FISHING SAN DIEGO STYLE is...
  206. N

    WHICH ROD WOULD YOU USE ?

    BT6460XXh all roller or GF765XH with ring guides. Now I know the these two rods are not idea but it is what I got to work with. I am going to pair a Tiagra 30W with 130# JB Hollow that has the Freespooler treatment by Cofe. Which rod would you use? It will primarily be used as a tolling rod...
  207. N

    Problems with Chuck

    I have a Pac Bay wrapper with the upgraded chuck. I have built about 20 rods on it with no problems. Now the rods are working their way out of the chuck as I wrap or dry. I always put a little masking tap on the butt but the rods are still working their way out. Any suggestions as to what the...
  208. N

    TROLLING OUTFIT FOR 15 DAY

    I am getting close to my 15 day June Ahi trip on the Excel. Looking over my rod / reel arsenal I am now thinking that I want a designated trolling outfit so that I do not have to screw around with taking off a lure and re-rigging for bait fishing. I have a extra Tiagra 30W that I am thinking...
  209. N

    WTB ATD50 FRAME W/ TOPBAR

    LOOKING FOR A ATD 50 FRAME WITH TOPBAR. MUST BE A 8/9 COSMETICALLY. NO CAL LOU
  210. N

    OLD GUYS AND LONG RANGE FISHING

    I will be going on my first 15 day trip this coming May/June on the Excel. I am 64 years old and in pretty good shape as I go to the Gym 3 to 4 days a week. But like many old guys I got some arthritis and a back that doe not always feel like a million bucks. You know, good days and bad days...
  211. N

    Zuker ZM3.5

    What is the best way to rig the Zuker ZM3.5's? IE: single hooks or double hook , leader weight? I fish the Cabo / East Cape area exclusively. No Cal Lou
  212. N

    Boca Bearings

    Are the ceramic bearings from Boca worth the cost. I am considering having Alan but them in my Avet HXJ Raptor next time it needs service. No Cal Lou
  213. N

    ATD 50

    SOLD SOLD SOLD TO A HAPPY GUY. LOU Accurate ATD 50 for sale. Not used since serviced by Accurate. New Spool, Alan Tani Handle, includes neoprene reel cover. No box. Flat lugs for rail fishing. Cosmetically a solid 8 with a few light scratches on the frame. There is no corrosion. Solid 10...
  214. N

    Soft Steel Line

    Can anybody tell me about this line. Anyone sells it online? No Cal Lou
  215. N

    Mylar Lure Wings

    I want to add some mylar wings to some lures when I re-skirt them. Anyone know where I can purchase them? No Cal Lou
  216. N

    KNOB TO SMALL

    I HAVE A COUPLE OF AVETS. I LIKE THEM BUT THINK THE KNOB IS NOT LARGE ENOUGH. ESPECIALLY ON THE HJ SERIES. IS IT JUST ME? NO CAL LOU
  217. N

    WINDY LR CONDITIONS

    IT APPEARS THAT THE LONG RANGE BOATS ARE HAVING A LOT OF VERY WINDY CONDITIONS. I AM TAKING MY FIRST 14 DAY TRIP IN A FEW MONTHS.I AM THINKING THAT I SHOULD HAVE A BACK UP REEL, ( A 50 SIZE REEL NOT MOUNTED ON A ROD) SET UP WITH A 100 FOOT MONO TOP SHOT FOR WINDY CONDITIONS. ANY THOUGHTS ON...
  218. N

    ROLLER OR RING TIP

    I AM GETTING READY TO BUILD A SS6463 4XH ROD FOR SD LONG RANGE FISHING. I HAVE A FULL SET OF FUJI HBSG GUIDES, BUT NO TIP. I DO HAVE A AFCO ROLLER ROLLER TIP ON HAND. I AM THINKING I WILL JUST GO AND USE THE ROLLER TIP. SHOULD I USE IT OR BUY A RING TIP. DOES IT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE? NO CAL LOU
  219. N

    Catchy Magnum Spinners

    What size hooks do you use on your Catchy Magnum Spinner lures for Long Range Wahoo trolling? No Cal Lou
  220. N

    CALSTAR GF800XH

    DO YOU HAVE A GF800XH AND TAKE 10+ DAY TRIP? WHAT REEL AND LINE# DO YOU USE? WHAT DO YOU USE IT FOR MOST OF THE TIME? (BAIT, JIGS, ETC) NO CAL LOU
  221. N

    Cow Blanks

    I Need to make one more 130# rail rod for fishing SD cows. It will be a back up to a back up set. Do not want to spend a lot of $$ on this one. But also do not want to get beat to hell if I have to use it. What would be the least expensive blanks that will do the job? No Cal Lou
  222. N

    7691DT vs 7691SS

    Has anyone actually seen a 7691SS hook break? No Cal Lou
  223. N

    INFO FOR FIRST TRIP TO ZIHUATANEJO

    Going on my first trip to Zihuatanejo to fish. I will be there mid Feb. for 12 days. I will be staying at the Hotel Irma on Playa el Palmar. Can anyone recommend a good fleet or boat to fish on? Looking for a nice 28 to 30 ft boat with good equipment. I am not taking my own tackle because I do...
  224. N

    TIAGRA 30W LRS

    TAIGRA 30W LRS COSMETICALLY 9.9, MECHANICALLY 10. SERVICED BY LARRY COFE WITH UPGRADED DRAG = 21LBS AT STRIKE WITH FREE SPOOL. SERVICE TAG ATTACHED TO REEL. TIBURON HANDLE. REEL BLOCK REEL CLAMP. BOX INCLUDED. $350.00 + $22.90 UPS INSURED SHIPPING PAYPAL ONLY
  225. N

    Newell S631

    Brand (Valley Mfg) New Newell S-4.2 gears. Comes with box and paper work. About the same size as a Penn Yellow Tail Special. Holds 310yds of 60# mono. No pictures, we all Know what they look like. Pay Pal only $150.00 including UPS shipping with in Cont US.
  226. N

    Avet Reel Service

    Do you send your Avet reels to Avet for service ? Or do you send them to somebody else? Who? No Cal Lou
  227. N

    JB HOLLOW SPECTRA QUESTION

    I have been told that the 80# JB hollow is a larger diameter than the 100# JB hollow. Can any one verify that for me? No Cal Lou
  228. N

    American Tackle Titanium Guides

    What tip are you using with the AT Titanium Turbo guides when building Rail Rods? No Cal Lou
  229. N

    EAL batteries

    Anyone know where I can buy some EAL Batteries for my 7 strand lures? No Cal Lou
  230. N

    Wahoo Lite Bait Combo

    What rod and reel do you consider your Wahoo Lite baite combo? What is your spectra to mono/floro to wire configuration. No Cal Lou
  231. N

    Rethinking Wahoo Rig

    I currently use 60# JB Hollow with a 10 to 15 feet of floro tied to the jig. I am now thinking of using 80lb solid spectra a 3 to 4 foot floro leader tied to the jig. Any opinions as to which spectra casts best, hollow or solid? No Cal Lou
  232. N

    Info on Excel's June AHI Trip

    Going on the Excel's June AHi trip next year and I want to keep the rod /reel arsenal down to a reasonable level. I have two questions and hopefully someone who has be on this trip can help me. Is there any need for finesse 25lb/30lb bait set up for Wahoo? Is there any opportunity for using a...
  233. N

    ROD FOR ATD 12

    I finally purchase a ATD 12 for those slow midday bites on the anchor. I am trying to decide which rod to match it up with. I have the following rods: GF765XH SS2x4 GF770XH Give me your opinion guys. No Cal Lou
  234. N

    Seeker Black Steel Blanks

    Not having any local sources for components I rely on you guys for advice. These rods with be used for cow fishing. I am looking at building a Seeker Black Steel 63XXXXH for use as a 130# Troll and Heavy duty Jig stick And a 63XXXXH for use as a my Kite rod. Can anyone tell me about these...
  235. N

    Max Drag Settings For B665-2N

    What is the maximum drag setting for the B665N-2,( not the BX) and still have freespool and not damage the reel? No Cal Lou
  236. N

    GOOD ENOUGH FOR COWS?

    I Have TWO Tiagra 30'S Customized by Cal's. It has a Baker Topless frame, Tiburon longer arm and Ergo Knob, Sleeves and Bearing with Super Blueprint. Cal was able to get 28Lbs at strike with 45Lbs at full. It holds 625 yds of 100lb. JB Hollow. I plan to pair them up with a 2x4 and a 770XXH. WILL...
  237. N

    Okuma SE Makaria

    Anyone know if a Makaria SE comparable to a ATD 12 size is in the works? No Cal Lou
  238. N

    Newell Reels and Makaira SE's

    Anyone heard anything about what going on with Valley MFT and Newell reels? Anyone heard anything about Okuma Making a ATD 12 size Makaira SE size reel? No Cal Lou
  239. N

    3 and 4 day Calico Bass

    We all know that sometimes on the short trips the tuna and yellowtail fishing takes a dump. Then we end up fishing for calico bass at the misc. Islands. What is your favorite Calico Bass outfit? No Cal Lou
  240. N

    Newell S643-4.2 & Trynos 30-2 Speed

    Brand new Newell (Valley Mfg( S631-4.2. Spec are 310Yds 60# mono. This reel has a 6 stack drag system. Box and all paper work included. $170.00 including shipping in Cont. US Use Trynos 30 2 speed with Box.No corrosion. Has about 400 yds JB Hollow. Serviced by Alan Trani. Drags upgraded for...
  241. N

    NEWELL S643-4.2

    FOR SALE BRAND NEW NEWELL WITH 4.2 GEARS (VALLEY MFG) IN BOX $170.00 SHIPPED IN CONT. US PAYPAL ONLY
  242. N

    Tiburon SST16 Line Retreive

    Does anyone know how much the line retrieve is for a Tiburon SST16? No Cal Lou
  243. N

    EXCEL STATEROOM S

    Anyone with a state room layout for the Excel? Any opinions on the best rroms? No Cal Lou
  244. N

    SHOW ME YOUR SPOOL TENSION DEVICE

    I AM NOT HAPPY WITH MY SPOOL TENSION TRAY ON MY PAC BAY WRAPPER:smash:. SHOW ME YOURS SO THAT I CAN GET SOME IDEAS AS TO WHAT TO DO WITH MINE. THANKS, NO CAL LOU
  245. N

    WHEN YOU BUILD A SS2X4 DO YOU

    When you build a SS2x4 do cut the blank down to make it 7" even or leave it the length the factory made it? My blank is 7' 2 1/2 " long. No Cal Lou
  246. N

    Old Epoxy

    Getting ready to build some rods after a year and a half layoff. Does previously opened epoxy get old? Do not want to wrap a rod and have problems with the epoxy. No Cal Lou
  247. N

    GAMBALS ON RAIL RODS

    Geting ready to build some 7' rail rods. How about some pros and cons of having a gimbal on a 7' rail rod. No Cal Lou
  248. N

    Lite Wire Wahoo

    Just read the Big Bird's fish report and the subject of lite wire Wahoo fishing was mentioned. OK, what is lite wire Wahoo Fishing? And is the rod and reel combo scaled way down to match the wire test? No Cal Lou
  249. N

    Early Production ATD 50's

    I recently purchased used a ATD 50 and sent the reel in for service. I was informed by Ben at Accurate that the early production 50's and 50W's had 1:7 low gears in them. Also that the milling is different so that the newer 1:2 low gears will not fit. I talked to Eric at Cal's and they are able...
  250. N

    Casting sardines w/ 30's & 50's

    Time for me to get serious about learning to cast sardines on the big reels. Anyone care to guest how many ounces a 6" or 7" sardine weighs? My thoughts are to attach that much weight to the line and go to the local park and go for it. No Cal Lou
  251. N

    Tackle Swap Meets

    I posted this in the "Events" Forum with no responses, so I will try here. Anyone have knowledge of upcoming (larger) tackle swap meets in the Orange County/Long Beach/ San Diego area this spring or early summer? No Cal Lou
  252. N

    130# on a 30???

    I have a Tiagra 30 that is customized by Cal's. It has a Baker Topless Frame, Tiburon Handle, Blue Print Plus with selves and bearings. Cal has it rated 25lbs at strike with 40# at full. The reel currently had 600yards of JB hollow on it. I am thinking of stripping off 100 yards of the 100 and...
  253. N

    Marlin Bait Reels

    For Cabo. If you were to by a new bait casting reel for use in Cabo what reel would you buy? No Cal Lou
  254. N

    Accurate ATD 50 / 50W

    Matt, Has the frame bolt configuration change from the first production rum? I have 50W serial #49 that I want converted to a standard 50. No Cal Lou
  255. N

    WANTED:ACCURATE 50 FRAME

    LOOKING FOR ACCURATE 50 FRAME WITH TOP BAR. HOPING SOMEONE CONVERTED THEIR 50 TO A TOPLESS AND STILL HAVE THE OLD FRAME. NO CAL LOU
  256. N

    Designated "Chunk Rig"

    IF you have a designated "Chunk Rig": What rod do you use? Roller or Ring Guides? What reel do you use? What # Line Do you use Mono or Floro leader? How long is your leader? No Cal Lou
  257. N

    Used ATD'S

    I have some ATD'S that are starting to show their age. I am about to send them in for service and would like to know if Accurate can or will, buff them to clean them up cosmetically. No Cal Lou
  258. N

    Cork Wrap

    Built a SS270-8H and put one layer of Cork on the butt end. Did not think about it but when I went to put on my Accurate 270 the rod diameter is to small for the reel. Can I use put multiple layers of Cork wrap to build it up with out having problems with the Cork? HOW WOULD YOU DO IT? No Cal Lou
  259. N

    Cow Jigging Rods

    For Cow Jigging I have a Accurate ATD 50 with high speed gearing and would like to know which rod Blank model you guys are using? And weather you are using ringed or roller guides? No Cal Lou
  260. N

    10 Day Fall Trips

    What would be the latest fall 10 day that would be considered a "variety" trip for multiple species? No Cal Lou
  261. N

    80 lb Bait Set-Up

    Is there any use for a 80lb bait set on any LR trips? No Cal Lou
  262. N

    Which Blank

    Going on a San Diego 12 and will be shipping my rods, so keep this thought when you make your suggestions. Has to be a 7 footer. I have a GF700XH and SS670H for Bombs and Jigs, now I need a 50lb. soft tip rod with good backbone for fishing short topshots. Name some good blanks that serve that...
  263. N

    Bait Reel for Cabo

    What rod and reel are you using for casting to Stripers in Cabo? What is your line set-up? Np Cal Lou
  264. N

    Building Cow Rods

    Going to build some Rail Cow rods. I will use them on two 12 to 15 day Long Range trips. The Cow trips are a "Bucket List" thing to do before I get to old. Can I get away with using Fuji's Silicon II concept guides on these rods? I plan to sell them after my two trips. No Cal Lou
  265. N

    FLY DOWN / FLY BACK

    This question is for those of you who live where one is not able to drive your gear to the SD landing, that have done the fly down/fly back to Cabo. What did you take on the plane with you? How did the transportation logistics work out in Cabo? What tackle did you ship? How did you ship it...
  266. N

    SPOOLING COW REELS

    WHO IN THE ORANGE COUNTY/L.A. AREA IS THE MOST RELIABLE FOR SPOOLING COW REELS. NO CAL LOU
  267. N

    Asking for jigging advise

    Leaving on the RRIII for 8 days next Friday. Unless things change, (and it could) the shot at Wahoo and Tuna is not looking all that great. It looks like some time will be spent bottom fishing for Snapper, Grouper, and Yellowtail. It appears that at time all these species are being caught at the...
  268. N

    Kite Rod & Reel

    Going on the RRIII Oct, 7 for a 8 day trip. What kind of condition is the Kite set up in? Should I bring my own? No Cal Lou
  269. N

    Spectra on Trolling Reels

    I would like to downsize my reels for Marlin fishing. I am considering changing my trolling reels from all mono to spectra backing with about 100 yd mono top shot. Would you use hollow and serve the top shop so there is no knot, or would you use solid spectra and tie it. I ONLY FISH CABO FOR...
  270. N

    Reel Service

    When reels are sent in for service, do you (Accurate) prefer that the line be left on the reel or removed? Lou
  271. N

    Cedros

    I have done 5 day and a 7 day trips in the last two years. On both trips we left biting fish to go fish Cedro for 1/2 to 3/4 days on the way home. Both times the bite was extremely slow. We had limits on both trips when we got there. I would rather catch and release Tuna for a short day and...
  272. N

    Hollow or Solid Spectra

    Which line will pack the most yardage on a reel, Hollow or Solid? (Do not take into consideration the line from Seagura) No Cal Lou
  273. N

    Drag Settings On Boss Reels

    I would like to know if my BOSS ( NOT BX ) reels will accommodate the following drag settings at strike: B270-2 13lbs B870-2 17lbs B665-2 20lbs. Thanks No Cal Lou
  274. N

    Alps Guides

    Anyone have any knowledge on what the line rating is for the Alps Zirconium 316 guide model XTCXNZG? I am looking to use them for 40 to 50lb. set up. Any help would be appreciated. No Cal Lou
  275. N

    Throwing the Surface Iron

    Those of you that throw the surface iron straight tie to a wire on the jig: What kind of wire do you use and how long is it? No Cal Lou
  276. N

    Tieing 50# Spectra to 50# Spectra

    Got a couple of partial spools of 50# solid Spectra. I was thinking of using a 5 turn Uni to Uni to tie them together so that I may fill a reel. ANY THOUGHTS OUT THERE? No Cal Lou
  277. N

    Tying Floro to Solid Spectra

    Been using hollow spectra with the loop to loop connection to a leader for 40 Lb and up. I would like to start using solid Spectra on my lighter tackle. What knot do you guys and gals use? No Cal Lou
  278. N

    Butterfly set for SD 8 Day

    Just purchased a Shimano Trevala Jigging rod model TVC-6MH for use with a convention reel. Not sure I will like jigging so I did not go all out on a high end priced rod. I plan to give this a tryout on a 8 day November trip on the RR3. I have 2 reels I can put on this rod, a Saltiga 30H or a...
  279. N

    GOOD KNOT FOR HOLLOW TO MONO

    When I fish Cabo I use Tiagra 30W's in the corners and shotgun, and 30 standard width from the corners. I am considering filling all the reels with 300 yards 80# JB hollow and topping them with 50# and 40# mono. The mono is too small to do a serve so I need to tie it. Any suggestions for a good...
  280. N

    GF700XH

    Cal Star's Gf700XH. Thinking of building one for LR fishing. 60# or 80# true rating? No Cal Lou
  281. N

    Who stocks Phenix 770XXH ?

    I want to check out a Phenix 770XXH. Who stocks the banks in the So. Cal area? No Cal Lou
  282. N

    FISHING TACKLE SWAP MEETS

    Any one know of any fishing tackle swap meets coming up in the L.A. / Orange County area for April or May? No Cal Lou
  283. N

    Rough Weather Cow Fishing

    When Cow fishing in rough weather, should one go to longer leaders. Like 50 to 100 feet? No Cal Lou
  284. N

    FISHING TACKLE SWAP MEETS

    ANYONE KNOW ABOUT ANY FISHING TACKLE SWAP MEET COMING UP IN THE ORANGE COUNTY / L.A. AREA? NO CAL LOU
  285. N

    OLD ACCURATE ATD50

    I have a first year production ATD 50. Is there any difference in the old reels vs. new reels. If there is a difference can the new reels be updated and get the 4:4 to one hi speed gearing. No Cal Lou
  286. N

    OLD ACCURATE ATD50

    Is there ant difference in the first year production ATD 50's and the current reels? What are the differences if any? If they are different can the old reels be updated to be the same as the new production reels? No Cal Lou
  287. N

    OLD ACCURATE ATD50

    Is there any difference from the first year production ATD 50's and the current production reels? What are the differences if any. If there is a difference can the old reel be updated to be comparable to the new reels. No Cal Lou
  288. N

    Yo Zuri Fluorocarbon

    Any opinions on Yo Zuri Fluorocarcon clear for 80 to 130lb leaders? No Cal Lou
  289. N

    HXJ or HXJ Raptor????

    Looking for a new Wahoo reel. I WILL USE IT ONLY FOR CASTING JIGS AND BOMBS. I see no reason to to buy a Raptor Model. Looking at the specs it apprears to me that the standard HXJ is more that adequate for fishing Wahoo. I would like hear opinions from owners of these reels. No Cal Lou
  290. N

    wAHOO JIGS AND BOMBS

    How many Wahoo jigs and bombs do you take on a 10 day fall trip? No Cal Lou
  291. N

    Removing Old Thread Wraps

    I would like to rebuild a couple of old rods. What methods do you rod builders use to remove old thread wraps? No Cal Lou
  292. N

    ROYAL STAR

    Been on the Royal Polaris. Booked a trip on the Red Rooster next year. How does the Royal Star ride? Any comments on the state rooms compared to the RP? How is the crew? Are they helpful to newbes. No Cal Lou
  293. N

    The Excel

    Why is it we do not hear much from anglers that have fished on the Excel? No Cal Lou
  294. N

    Tiagra 30WLRS for Kite Rod

    I have a Tiagra 30W LRS. Is there any compelling reason I could not use it for a Kite Rod after I get it Super Blue Printed with bearings, sleeves, and a Tiburon Handle by Cal's installed. This reel has as much if not more line capacity than some 50's size reels. No Cal Lou
  295. N

    Larger Flrocarbon Spools ?????

    Anyone know where one can get Seagar or Blackwater Floro spools that have 200 or 300 yards. I SICK AND TIRED OF THE WASTE THAT COMES WITH USING 30 METER SPOOLS FOR TOPSHOTS. No Cal Lou
  296. N

    SD Long Range Jigging

    I would like to start ButterflyJigging for Tuna and Yellowtail on Long Rang trips up to early fall 10 dayers. I have a Daiwai Saltist 30TH and I was thinking of matching it up to a Butterfly rod of some type. I have had tackle shops give me information that is all over the map. Some say...
  297. N

    RR III 10 Day December

    Looking For Gear Feed Back. Taking My first 10 day on the RR III in December. Here are the sets I plan to take with me. If anyone thinks something is missing or not needed I would appreciate your thoughts. 40Lb Accurate B-2 870 with BT6480H for bait 40Lb Avet JX 6/3 with BT 690J for surface...
  298. N

    Wire for Wahoo Jigs

    What Lb. single strand wire are you using for Wahoo Jigs? No Cal Lou
  299. N

    Rod Rebuild

    What is the best method for stripping down a factory Calstar Grafighter and prepping the blank for a rebuild with new guides. The new guides will be upgrades from the factory guides and I will use 2 more guides. No Cal Lou
  300. N

    B-2 665

    I have one of the last production runs of the B-2 665 standard width. I bought this reel to fish 60Lb line with the dag set 20lbs at strike. I have encountered so many opinions as to weather this reel is appropriate for 60lb line my head is spinning. How about it Accurate, will this reel...
  301. N

    Sato Line Winder

    ANYONE HAVE A SATO LINE WINDER??? Been looking at the Sato Line Winder that utilizes a 1/2hp drill. Will it work for winding 50's and 30's? If you have one how do you apply pressure to the spool without smoking your hand and the spool? Nearest tackle shop is 50 miles away and not very...
  302. N

    Fujimoto Open on Royal Polaris

    Going on the Aug 14th 7 day Fujimoto Open. I understand that they have a lot of returning angers yearly on this trip. I typically do not take anything under a 30lb set up on 7/8 day trips. Considering the small Albies that are being encountered on the way down should I take a 20lb set-up? No...
  303. N

    CalstarBT670XH For Rail Rod

    Last Fall the Western Outdoor news reported that a gentleman caught 3 tunas between 200Lbs and 300lbs with a Calstar BT670XH. In that same issue Brandon Howard wrote that it was a " sleeper rail rod ". I picked up a 670XH really cheep from a tackle shop that was closing it's business and built...
  304. N

    Ring Guides for CS765XXH

    THE TITLE TO THIS IS INCORRECT. THE BLANK IS A GF765XXH Getting ready to build a Calstar GF765XXH with Titanium Turbo guides. The tip is a size 14 so the only available tip is a 14/12. My thinking is a will go with the following guides: 25 - 20 - 16 - 16 - 12 - 12 - 12 I would like some input...
  305. N

    Rollers vs Ringe Guides

    I know many are getting away from roller guides. I have been told by a few rod builder that rollers still have a place in one arsenal of rods. Rollers are good if you are using a designated rods for: Trolling, kite, and jigging the heavy iron for cows. What do you guys and gals think? No Cal Lou
  306. N

    Epoxy Problems

    Help!!! My Epoxy coat has little pools in the finish. Does anyone reuse the syringes? I cleaned a pair in acetone and used them for the coat that is pooling, did I blow it? No Cal Lou
  307. N

    SHIMANO TYRNOS II

    Shimano Tryno 20 TWO SPEED. Used one time. Like New with 350 Yards of Izorline 80Lb Solid Spectra. $280.00, Box and manual included - Pay Pal only - you pay shipping - I will will pay PayPal fees. NO TRADES No Cal Lou
  308. N

    Chuck Problems

    I got a new American Tackle Power Wrapper with the chuck upgrade. Every two guide wraps I am having to reset the rod butt back into the chuck as it works its way out. I even put masking tape in the butt to make it less slick to no avail. Any tips out there? It seems that the chuck tension gets...
  309. N

    Cold Shrink

    Getting set to put 18" Cold Shrink over my fore grip on my newly built rod. Can some tell me how much the Cold Shrink will shrink length wise. No Cal Lou
  310. N

    SHIMANO TIAGRA 50WLRS

    NEW SHIMANO TIAGRA 50WLRS (NOT "A" SERIES) WITH BOX AND REEL SKIN. NEVER FISHED. $425.00 - INCLUDES SHIPPING. WILL ACCEPT PAYPAL. NO CAL LOU
  311. N

    SHIMANO 50WLRS

    NEW SHIMANO 50WLRS (NOT "A" SERIES) WITH BOX AND REEL COVER. $440. INCLUDES SHIPPING. USE PAYPAL TO PAY. WILL TRADE FOR A NON BLEM NEW AVET 50SDS ONLY. NO CAL LOU
  312. N

    TARED TWINE

    I have a CalStar 6460XXH AR that has a 14" foregrip. I have some Blank Tared Twine. I would like to apply 4" at the end of the foregrip. What would be the best way to apply the twine? No Cal Lou
  313. N

    United Anglers Membership

    At the Fred Hall Show in Long Beach I Joined United Anglers. Paid $100 bucks and was promised a nice jacket. I have not received any acknowledgment of my membership or the jacket. I sent them a E-Mail over 1 week ago asking for some kind of response. No response received. Anyone else out there...
  314. N

    Royal Polaris Aug 14th Rideshare

    Anyone from No. Cal East Bay Area going on the Royal Polaris Aug 14th - 21st 7 Day Fujimoto Open? I am Looking for someone to travel with. No Cal Lou
  315. N

    7 day for August

    I am working up to 10+ day trips. Last year I was on a 5 day and this year I am on the Royal Polaris Aug 14th 7 day. Here is a list of the tackle I am planning to take with me. Am I missing anything or is there anything I do not need to take? Accurate B270 with a Calstar BT270-8H - 25 lb top...
  316. N

    Penn 50T and Penn 50S

    Can anyone tell me what the difference is in the old Penn 50T and the 50S? Which one is the older model? No Cal Lou
  317. N

    Reels for Jigging @ Lower Bank

    What reels are you guys using for jigging at the lower bank? Are you installing Higher speed gears? Where and how are you obtaining your hi speed gears? No Cal Lou
  318. N

    Long Range Kite Rod

    Have 2 new rod blanks. A Calstar 765XXH and a 7465XXH. I got one set of roller guides and want to use them on the Kite Rod. Which one would be best for a kite rod? No Cal Lou
  319. N

    New 50VSX

    Just purchased a new Penn 50VSX for Long Range fishing. I would like some opinions as to whether I should send it to Cal's 2 Speed for Blue Printing and add 4:1 high gearing. Or leave it as is out of the box. No Cal Lou
  320. N

    HX RAPTOR 2:1 SPECIAL LOW GEAR

    How do I get the 2:1 low gear on the Raptor HXW. Do I buy the reel and send it to Avet for the upgrade? Or do I specify it at the time of purchase from my favorite tackle shop? Is there a cost to upgrade the gearing? No Cal Lou
  321. N

    Cold Shrink Over Cork??

    Got a 9 footer that the cork is beat up at the top of the grip. Will cold shrink reduce in size enough to put on over the cork? No Cal Lou
  322. N

    Stabond

    For those that use Stabond, how do you apply it? Do you thin it with something? No Cal Lou
  323. N

    Cold Shrink-Application Ideas

    After 5 day of searching for cold shrink here in NO. Cal I located some 12" Cold Shrink in stock. the 18" I would need to order 10 at a pop. I need ideas on what to use to extend the forgrip to 20". Can I use a 20" Hypalon and put the Cold Shrink on the last 12" at the guide? Or use twine at...
  324. N

    2nd Best Choice Inplace Of Cold Shrink

    There has got to be something that rod builders are using that works in place of the 3M Cold Shrink Tubing. No Cal Lou
  325. N

    AVET RAPTOR HXW

    Anyone out there that has one and used it to catch a Cow? What is your first impression on this reel. Would you but another one? No Cal Lou
  326. N

    Reel/rod Combo For PL68 Jigging

    I just want to thank everyone for their input on numerous questions I have posted over the last 2 months regarding getting ready for long range fishing. I have finally reached the last question on rod and reel sets. A SET FOR YO YOING WITH THE PL68. I am looking at the Avet Raptor HX regular...
  327. N

    BEST 80LB SARDINE REEL FOR LR 10+ DAYS

    We see lots of surveys on lighter and heavier reels. How about some opinions on 80 Lb reels for sardine fishing on 10+ day long range trips. Throw in your favorite rod to use with the above reel. No Cal Lou
  328. N

    Costa Mesa Rod Builder's Show

    Does anyone know if the Rod Builder's show is going to happen this year? No Cal Lou
  329. N

    Terminal Tackle for Dec. 10+ days

    Yikes!!!!! I have taken 2 San Diego Boats Terminal Tackle suggestions and tried to put them in my 2 large tackle boxes. One a old Baja Ranger, ( no doubt some of you younger tykes will not know what this is), and a new large SKU. It's impossible !!!! Help me skim this shit down, I don't want...
  330. N

    Swifty Nu-Skin

    Anyone tried the Swifty Nu-Skins for reel protection? If you have, what is your opinion on this product ? No Cal Lou :smash:
  331. N

    60LB rod and reel for Lupe

    Ok Guys and Gals, What is your choice for the best rod and reel set-up for fishing those line shy 70 to 150 lb tuna at the Lupe, No Cal Lou
  332. N

    80LB Long Range Reel

    If money was no object, what would your first and second choice be for a 80lb reel for 10 + days. No Cal Lou
  333. N

    Wahoo Wire

    Looking at my tackle from my last 10 day trip 15 years ago I find that I have a bunch of single strand wire in 27lb, 38lb, and 58lb. Should I shit can the stuff or use it? It seems like everyone is using 49 strand wire with crimps. No Cal Lou
  334. N

    ARD 12 vs BX 30N

    I see some are now using the ATD 12 with 100 Spectra. Anyone know what the line capacity is for the new BX 30N. I am looking for a alternative to the ATD 12. It seems that the ATD 12 is in a class of its own. No Cal Lou
  335. N

    Long Range 60 to 130 lb gear

    I am new to Long Range fishing, been a Marlin person fishing Mexico for the last 10 years. Air travel with gear had become such a pain in the ass I quit going to Mexico to fish. I fished a 5 day on the PR last July and will do so again next year. Then hopefully a December 10 day in 2011. I have...