Shimano Anchovy Combo?

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Now that all we are anchovies, I was trying to think of the best shimano combo for flylining these little guys.

Was thinking about a Terez TZC 80 ML with a Trinidad 12A?
 
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Now that all we are anchovies, I was trying to think of the best shimano combo for flylining these little guys.

Was thinking about a Terez TZC 80 ML with a Trinidad 12A?
excellent combo... for local i use a Phenix 866 and the tn12-spooled with 30 braid and a short top shot of 15 or 20lb.
 
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If all we have is anchovies, I wonder with this set-up how big a tuna can we catch, on a cattle boat. Would it be under-gunned?

excellent combo... for local i use a Phenix 866 and the tn12-spooled with 30 braid and a short top shot of 15 or 20lb.
 
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And the recommended rod, please? And this should be ok to cast chovies?

Thanks.
for 25 lb,gloomis psr 96-20c, 8ft 15-25 for 30lb psr 84-30c-su 7 ft 25-40 both fast action for 20 lb I use 700 xl calstar GF, nice and light.
 
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I use a torium 16 or trini 16 for #25 and trini #20 with 30 for cattle boat,s for 6 pack,s you can get away with 15 or 20 on school size fish.
yea but if it was like last year and they kept on telling everyone on the boats to use 40lb... it will be a huge tangle in the corner :)
 
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Not really understanding this.
I understand it & totally agree...
Everyones anchovy rigs that were purchased now in panic mode will be 4sale in May........

If you fished for any length of time you should be able to make-due with a rod / reel combo that you already have...
Further more Jason found the dines...
 
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That was my key point. Dines are on the way down. No point in having such a small reel intended for chovies for offshore fishing with dines. In my opinion the 16 narrow size reel is the perfect size for fishing both. When you go too small I feel it doesn't have that broad of a range of application.
 
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I understand it & totally agree...
Everyones anchovy rigs that were purchased now in panic mode will be 4sale in May........

Ive you fished for any length of time you should be able to make-due with a rod / reel combo that you already have...
Further more Jason found the dines...

Hahah, thanks for the translation.

I will probably just practice casting something light with my TAC-10ii.
 
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One point about the gloom of Dines in the receivers from my understanding the boats have not been out much looking yet...I would not get to paranoid about no Dines this season as I'm sure there will be plenty PLUS there is a good amount of MAC's so going light just for chovie I'm not sure about plus ALBACORE ok 15lb 20lb but as the past couple years have shown I don't fish less than 30 and with the actions of a lot of the rods flipping a chovie is no big deal or just grab a fat mac and let it rip.
 
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sounds like you guys are going to either learn how to actually work fish on 20# gear and mild drags.....or starve. the days of using 40-50# rope with locked down drags on 3-speed winches attached to a broomstick for 10# tunas are over....for now. LOL
 
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One point about the gloom of Dines in the receivers from my understanding the boats have not been out much looking yet...I would not get to paranoid about no Dines this season as I'm sure there will be plenty PLUS there is a good amount of MAC's so going light just for chovie I'm not sure about plus ALBACORE ok 15lb 20lb but as the past couple years have shown I don't fish less than 30 and with the actions of a lot of the rods flipping a chovie is no big deal or just grab a fat mac and let it rip.

We have not had sardines where I am (Long Beach/San Pedro) for almost a year now. The San Pedro bait barge got a load of sardines last week, but these were big horse dines that looked like they were at the end of their lives (i.e. last of the sardine cycle dying out).

San Diego may get luck and have sardines every now and then, but for the guys in Orange County/Los Angeles County, I think chovies are going to be the only fin bait for a while that we will see in the receivers.

I personally always fish light tackle anyway, because I have more fun doing it, but even my bass rods had tips that are too stiff to load up a chovy properly on a cast.

Hence I need to get a few rods with light whippy tips.....and it appears that the Terez 80ML could be the ticket. Phenix makes some nice options as well.
 
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Back in the days I used a Calcutta 400s with a 7ft all star rod rated 15-30. It had a really light flexible tip. Took some patience and work but I landed 30-40 lb tuna with it. Used 12 & 15 lb pline on my rigs. Pline has a pretty high breaking strength. Came close to getting spooled lots of times but it worked. I'll probably take this back out there now and use spectra for backing. The reels have been upgraded to carbontex and the scale will measure over 20 lbs of smooth drag. I've also upgraded to the newer larger live bait handle.
 
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We can have a mix of bait but if the fish are keyed in on the chovies then the sardine guys will be left scratching their heads. Seen it way too many times. You still want a chovie rig.
 
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