2 day trip out of SD

Shane R

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Ok up coming 2 day trip. I have rods and reels for 20, 30, 40, 60, 80, 100, and unlimited also have slow jig rod 20-40 200 gram and heavy jig rod 80-150 400gram. What do I take dont really want to take 8 rods but dont want to get out there and not have a rod to fish what Capt. Is seeing
 
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Shane R

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Better yet if someone who has experience in overnight up to 3 day trips that would like to make a list I think a lot of people would appreciate it. I have read all the dont leave the dock without it but 8 rods on a overnight to much?
 
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Shimano Penn

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It's all about the BFT right now and you can't selectively fish for the small ones, and btw "small" means under 100 lbs :rolleyes: . I have not used anything under 50 lbs on my last 4 trips. Still, you may encounter a paddy they just can't resist so I'd say take one or two lighter bait/ sniper rods and don't be afraid to be "that guy" with the heavy tackle :D
 
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clevel

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    You can eliminate the 20 and 30. You can always add a lighter leader on your heavier tackle if fish are smaller and finicky.
     
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    bob1825

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    I was on a vagabond 2.5 day last week. Ended up using 2 80# rods for a sinker rid and flat fall and a 30# for kelp patties. Landed a 170# bft on the sinker rid. On my next 2 day on the Aztec I plan on taking a 30#, 40/50, and 2 80's. Of course that could change based on what's biting at the time.
     
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    Shane R

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    I guess I will be that guy takes everything. That's why I bought it to use it, not let it collect dust. I hear rods and reels like to make up fish stories about how they landed a 100 pounder on 20 lbs line.
     
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    Shimano Penn

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    Shane, depending on the quality of the gear you listed you have what, +/- $6-7000 invested in equipment? You paid IDN maybe $750 for a 2 day trip? You're gonna buy drinks, food, snacks? You're going to tip the crew? You're going to maybe spend $1.15+ per pound at a processor? Do you really give a flying fish what someone else thinks of you ?????? BE THAT GUY :D
     
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    2Rotten

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    Ditch the 20... Ditch the smaller jig stick... Bring the bigger jig stick, the 30, 40, 60, 80 and 100. Unlimited up to you; a true 100# rig will land any BFT you are likely to hook. Bigger fish usually caught on Boat's kite gear.

    On my recent extended 1.5-Day on Tomahawk I used 30# for tossing at paddies, 60 fly line, 80 sinker rig, and 100# for night-time jigs. The only rig that got bit was the 100# UC Viper/Mak 20; 120#, 125# and 185# BFT. All on 300 Gram SK Zebra Glow jigs. Good luck!
     
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