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  1. Anglewood

    Intrepid - 8 Day - Ray Jarvis Memorial - 7/13 -7/20 - Official Report

    The Night Before: A little background, this charter originated as the Wahoodad Willie charter 11 years ago and turned into the Ray Jarvis Memorial after his passing in 2013. It has built a great group of regulars over the years and as such it is a great opportunity to see old friends and meet...
  2. Anglewood

    Your Most Embarasing Long Range Experience.

    Most of us cut our teeth with local trips, yet some, like me, did a seven day as my first try back in 2012. One flub I had was shifting gears, too low. I had never had a two gear reel before, and I figured if it is easier in low, why not start there. I ended up picking up a bunch of YT on low...
  3. Anglewood

    Intrepid - 8 Day - Ray Jarvis Memorial - 7/8-7/16 - Official Report

    Ray Jarvis 8-Day Intrepid Official Report The Day Before: I look forward to this trip every year, this being my fourth year with this group, as the days wound down, I was getting wound up. I don’t like to stress too much on the morning of departure, so I drive down the day before to take in...
  4. Anglewood

    Anyone heard of a "Fritz" Jig?

    Hey all, This came in a lot of jigs that I purchased recently. I have never seen or heard of one before. I was wondering if any of you more knowledgeable jig collectors out there might know its story. It is a light surface iron, obviously very old, and looks like it got bit. Here are some...
  5. Anglewood

    Some Restored Jerry Jigs

    These are three light old school "Jerry Jigs" that I restored. Probably made in the '50s or '60s. The first I like to call Sunrise, and the others I call Blue Dorado and Yellow Dorado. All done by spray can. These are smaller than the usual "Putter" style, but swim great and should work well...
  6. Anglewood

    Official Report - Intrepid – 8 Day – Ray Jarvis Memorial – 7/9-7/16

    First I would like to apologize for the delay in reporting, my laptop decided to take a dump on me during the trip, so it took a little while to get everything together. I still don’t have all of the pics that I wanted, but if others want to add any, they are welcome to. So, without further...
  7. Anglewood

    Vintage Surface Iron Finds

    Hey all, I just wanted to share a cool find that I made a couple of weeks ago. I was checking E-Bay for vintage jigs, and came across an auction for a "Whammy" surface iron. I didn't really want to pay what the guy was asking, so I waited until the auction was over and contacted him...
  8. Anglewood

    Fish Report - Intrepid - 15 Day - Okuma/Soft Steel - 3/19-4/3

    Intrepid - Okuma/Soft Steel 15 Day – March 19th –April 3rd Day One After checking in at the Dolphin and meeting up with a few of the guys the night before, I was ready for my first 15-day trip. I have fished the Intrepid many times before, but those were 7 or 8-day trips. This was to be a...
  9. Anglewood

    Another Awesome Okuma Customer Service Experience

    Last week, my brother and I brought Eleven reels in to be serviced at the Okuma headquarters in Ontario. Today my brother went to pick them up. They did all of the service and cleaning free of charge even though a couple of reels may have been past their warranty (not all Makairas). All I...
  10. Anglewood

    Intrepid - 8 Day - Ray Jarvis Memorial - 7/11-7/18 - Official Report

    Ray Jarvis Memorial 8-Day Intrepid Official Report Hello all, Here is the official report for the Ray Jarvis Memorial 8-Day Charter on the Intrepid. We left on Saturday, 7/11 with high hopes for a great trip. There was a bit of delay due to a bent prop, so while the boat went on the sling to...
  11. Anglewood

    First time "Re-Gripping" a rod

    At the FHS Del Mar, I was able to get a bit of a deal on an already custom wrapped green Super Seeker D8. I like the rod, but the grip was driving me nuts. It was cork tape, with two different thicknesses and cracks all over it. Also, the butt cap was obviously just shoved on as an...
  12. Anglewood

    Live Bait Wahoo Hooks?

    Hey Everyone, I know that the convention when fishing Jigs and Bombs for Wahoo is a big Siwash hook, but what about live bait? I personally fish circles for Tuna and whatever for Yellows, but haven't seen much conversation for the hook at the end of the wire for the toothy critters. Part of...
  13. Anglewood

    Fishing Pliers Comparison

    Hello All, Over the past couple of years, I have built up a small collection of tools that we all use for fishing. Since I have a pretty good selection of common brands, I figured I'd post up a comparison of their performance. I'll start by saying that all of the pliers with cutters cut mono...
  14. Anglewood

    Fun Little Project

    Hey there, I wasn't sure where to put this, so I figured I would post it here. A while back there was a thread on this board about rod belts. I have seen a number of the "cheaper" lightweight rod belts disintegrate after just a few trips (including my own) so before I went on my last trip I...
  15. Anglewood

    Late Report - Intrepid - 7 Day - NorCal Tuna Club - 7/26 - 8/2

    Well I've been very busy with work and stuff since my last trip and decided I'd finally buckle down and post a report. Our charter master Doug wrote an excellent report last week which can be found at this link. This is simply a different perspective on an amazing trip with pics that I was...
  16. Anglewood

    Intrepid - 8 Day - Ray Jarvis Memorial - 7/12-7/19

    Well everyone, it is about time that I got together an official report for the Ray Jarvis trip this year on the Intrepid. The short version is that is was a great time with a lot of wind and some spots of good fishing. For a longer account, please read on. For some, the trip started early...
  17. Anglewood

    Modern Anchovy Reel

    Hi All, I got to spend two days at the Fred Hall Show this week and had a great time. One thing that I heard more than once was that it looks like Anchovies are coming back, and we are going to have to adjust the way we fish. I know that one of the old standards for a 20lb chovie reel is a...
  18. Anglewood

    SMB New Del Mar 1/2 Day Report 11/26/13

    It had been a little while since I got out and did a 1/2 day on the New Del Mar out of Marina Del Rey. After discussing plans with my brother, i found out that our friend Travis was interested in going out with us. We have the extra gear, so we invited him along for his first time on the water...
  19. Anglewood

    Christmas came early for me this year...

    Last week I gave Chris from Pelagic Outfitters a call and guess what arrived yesterday... A brand new Makaira 16IISEa in gunmetal! He filled it full of JB 80lb hollow and said it would take about 600 yds. I already have an Andros 5II, a Mak 10SEa, and a Cedros 10 star drag and I can see this...
  20. Anglewood

    My Next Okuma...

    Hey All, I just came off a seven day on the Intrepid last weekend, and I am already jonesin' for more gear. Last year I purchased a Makaira 10IIsea and an Andros 5II to cover the 40 and 30lb slots. Both reels did quite well on the trip but I am looking for more. I am wondering where I should...
  21. Anglewood

    Trip Report - NorCal Tuna Club 7 Day - Intrepid, Another Perspective

    Hey All, Doug did a great job of giving the blow-by-blow on our trip earlier this week which can be found here . I thought I'd contribute by adding a bit more and of course some of my own pics. First off, I wanna give major props to our charter master Doug Inouye. As always he did a great...
  22. Anglewood

    Okuma Cedros on the NorCal Tuna Club, Intrepid 7 Day.

    Hey All, I just got back from a 7 Day on the Intrepid with the NorCal Tuna Club. It is an Okuma sponsored trip and they provided a couple of reels for the raffle on the first night. As luck would have it, I won a Cedros CSD10S and couldn't wait to put it to work. The boat didn't have any...
  23. Anglewood

    Another thanks to Chris at Pelagic Outfitters

    I just purchased an Okuma Andros 5II from Chris at Pelagic Outfitters, and could not be more satisfied with the experience. It started with me PMing him on the forum, and soon I was on the phone ordering. He was very good at going over the many options available for spooling, and took the...
  24. Anglewood

    Fort Bragg Salmon Report 7/8/13

    Well, today my step dad and I got up at 4:00 in the morning and made the drive up to Fort Bragg to jump on the Telstar for a salmon trip. The boat left on time at 7:00 with 14 anglers on board ready to go. We got into salmon waters about 20 minutes after clearing the bridge at Noyo Harbor...
  25. Anglewood

    SMB New Del Mar 1/2 Day Report 6/25/13

    Hey All, Well, after a somewhat lack luster day on the boat last week, I decided to give it another go on the New Del Mar in Santa Monica Bay. My first impression as I arrived was that the boat would be more crowded than last week, but I wouldn't let that dampen my spirits. I made this a solo...
  26. Anglewood

    SMB New Del Mar 1/2 Day Report

    Well, I am on summer break and have really been looking forward to getting some more fishing done. Today, my brother and I got up early and decided to go out on the New Del Mar out of Marina Del Rey. The fish reports the past couple of days have been outstanding including 52 Lingcod on Monday...
  27. Anglewood

    Best Boat out of Fort Bragg?

    Hello all, I'm gonna be heading back home up to Point Arena in the first week of July, and my step dad has said that he would like to go fishing. We've done a lot of fishing off the rocks back home, but I would like to do a little something extra this time. I am thinking about a Salmon or...
  28. Anglewood

    Hayabusa Circle Hooks?

    So I was in my local Sport Chalet (they sometimes have some good deals) and I came across a brand of hooks I had not seen before. Hayabusa was the name, and they were placed right next to the Owners but at about 1/2 the price. They look good on initial inspection, but I was wondering if anyone...
  29. Anglewood

    30lb Reel?

    Hey All, I went on my first long range trip on the Intrepid last summer and am planning on my second this year (same charter and boat). I got the bug, and am starting to get some of my own gear. I recently got a great deal on Calstar Grafighter 700M and am looking for a reel to fill out a...