1.5 day BFT gear question

Discussion in 'Southern CA Sport Boat Trip Planning' started by scbassmaster, May 17, 2019.

  1. scbassmaster

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    If you could only bring 1 setup(rod/reel) for these 75lb tuna and chance at 200lb what would you bring? Something that could fish a few techniques decently? Or stick to one thing and do it well? I only buy 1 combo a year and the biggest thing I currently have is a 20-40lb 6480 with a torium 16 on it for fishing surface iron...well that and an old penn 6/0 on a trolling rod(roller strip/tip)

    If you got a deal on a 40-60lb 2 speed combo let me know, lol.
     
  2. bent rod todd

    bent rod todd Ling cod killa

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    Bring what you have and rent what you need
     
  3. wildbunch

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    Fathom 40ld2 & a 30 - 80 rated rod. :skullbone :Zombie_Ro
     
  4. dctalk523

    dctalk523 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Rent the set up.
     
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  5. kevina

    kevina I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    That would be like going golfing and only taking a putter to play 9 rounds. Rent a couple of outfits.
     
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  6. scbassmaster

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    It’s a hypothetical question, I will be bringing 3 rods, just curious what most would do with only one.
    Thanks for playing along.
    Been looking at this exact thing, 80# braid? Rod length? got $700 I can borrow or know someone selling a used one...
     
  7. bent rod todd

    bent rod todd Ling cod killa

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    Look in classified ad, I picked up a Penn fathom 40 ld2 nib for 190 and pair it with okuma pch bet you get it done under 500. I paired mine with a calstar 30 to 80 I bought for 125. 315 total
     
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    kevina I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Call "Just fishing by Pete", He is in Redondo Beach (310) 376-7035. He has a lot of used poles and reels. I'm pretty sure he will be able help you out. Good luck, Just tell him "Kevin " referred me and "said that you would give me a good deal"
     
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  9. medicidela

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    For $600 I would try to get a used pair: Shimano Talica 12 2 speed, and a Seeker 6470H (Black Steel is fine). 7 feet rod would be a good length.
     
  10. the_tunaman

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    I wouldn’t put myself in that position, sorry.

    I’d bring my LX Raptor on my Grafighter 875 for the smaller fish, and my MAK SEA 30 on my Phenix 4X for the big girls at a minumum.

    Concentrate on your medium rig first, and as stated you can rent a big rig, or often borrow boat gear, to fish the flatfall or sinker rig.
     
  11. Mk6_Robbie

    Mk6_Robbie Well Known Tuna Tickler

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    If money isn't an issue,
    I'd do a:
    Makaira SEa 16ii or Talica 20ii on a Seeker OSP 1X3. Can fish 40-100lb no problem.
    or Talica 12 OR 16 with a Seeker SS 6470H or SS 6470XH.

    Want a solid set up while on a budget?
    I'd say a Penn Fathom 40ld2 with a PCH or Graftech rod rated anywhere from 40-100?

    Invest in some good braid/fluorocarbon and HOOKS!

    Minimum you'd want for the big girls would be at least 500 yards of 80lb or 100lb.

    Just remember, the big girls will test EVERY SINGLE COMPONENT of your equipment....

    Cheap route isn't always the best route. But if you don't plan on fishing for these things multiple times a year. Rent a few set ups until you find something you like!
     
  12. scbassmaster

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    Thanks for the inspiration and comments, some more helpful than others. I ended up buying a Fathom 40LD2 and Californian 769XH (30-80) going full of 80# braid for fly line with short top shot 8-)
    Also bringing a Squall 60LD single speed :pee:80# braid 60lb TS 6’6” trolling rod, (flat fall/sinker rig?)
    And... cant decide on my patty rig. Either a G6480 (20-40) with a torium 16 or my tranx 400 on a 7’6” musky rod (sounds dumb, kills small tuna and YT) :jig:

    Wondering if I should just fish the fathom for bait, sinker and Flatfall. 60 does have more line capacity but not a 2 speed...
     
  13. the_tunaman

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    I personally wouldn’t fish anything less than 100# braid and 80# leader with a flatfall. You may be lucky and get away with it, with smaller grade tuna in the dark, but you will more likely be hating life and cursing yourself when you get spooled, broke off, or end up on the wrong end of a very prolonged battle.

    I tried that the first year I got back into it for the first few trips, and then was on this one when these two guys got a 220# and 180# fish on the right gear:



    That is when I realized that it isn’t worth leaving anything to chance.
     
  14. SouthBayKiller

    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Mak10 and Rainshadow 96xh, 60lb braid, 30’ of 40lb xxx, 2’ 40lb fluoro and a circle hook. All that big gear is great if you get a bite, but it isn’t going to fish a 4” sardine for shit. I think I have an ok shot at a 130-150 with this rig,
     
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    afraser I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I'd have a 50-80lb 8 foot UC rod that shuts off mid way and an avet hxj raptor with 80# braid, preferably with the pro handle. You can fish it down with a 40# leader or fish it up to 100 or 130# leader for flatfalls. I'd rather have 2 rods, but if I had to have 1. Personally for the flatfalls, I prefer the avet 30 reels with 100# spectra, then get a 40-60 rod with a reel similar to an avet jx raptor for the other stuff.
     
  16. scbassmaster

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    Yeah, I feel like I have a setup that will handle 50-100lb fish no problem, but a 200+ low percentage of success and 100% chance of an ass kicking... but that’s what I was going for, plenty of stick for the “smaller” ones and at least a chance if I hook a big one.
    Next year I’ll add the true heavy setup.
     
  17. Almud

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    Will a 5’2” Black Hole with HXJ Raptor with 80# J braid work? Have caught 120# yft on a 4 pack but never fished on a boat out of SanDiego.
     
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    I love how the guy who wrapped you had to drop so close. I'm sure most of the guys on here would have hopefully just brought it in and tried keeping a distance from you lol.
     
  19. IronMikeAC

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    Having been out recently, i have a certain opinion. I got 2, 70 to 80.

    Most of these fish are coming on bait. I was using a "wide" 40 lb reel loaded with 65 lb braid with 15 foot 40lb fluoro. Glad I had the wide reel cause i needed the extra capacity. I got freightrrained by one fish that never came close to stopping before i broke him off.

    The reel? An old daiwa saltists 40. Worked better than my JX raptor. Comparable to an LX. I paired it with a Seeker 6470H, a rod I really love and I needed all the backbone to pull on these fish.

    If you needed something heavier, borrow a 60 or 80 lb set up for sinker rig or flatfalls.

    And dont fish 30!
     
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    fishfish I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Advice from Todd in Auburn is spot on !!!
     

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