And it keeps getting better.....big bluefin on the spinning reel.

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  1. Fishingguy

    Fishingguy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    the 20th bluefin on my boat is my biggest one yet and it was caught on my spinning rod. A little less than an hour on a popper. Shimano Stella 14000, 65lb spectra with 50lb leader.

    Excellent fishing continues. Just look for the birds

    Here is my gear I've been using. Since I'm a really tall guy standing at 5 foot 6, I need all the casting distance I can get. Trinidad 20 dc are loaded with 65lb spectra backing, 40 and 50 lb izor line xxx mono and Stella's are loaded with 65 and 80lb spectra with short 50 and 60lb leader however I don't think this is enough for the bigger ones. Going to pick up a Stella 20000 and a daiwa dogfight.

    Unfortunately, had a tire blow out on the way home. Scary, but everything is ok. :( Glad I had

    a spare.
    Have fun this weekend and go get um!
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  2. RyanErb

    RyanErb Love to fish!

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    Nice fish, on a spinning reel to boot! Congrats!

    Thanks for the report!
     
  3. amnajar

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    :appl::appl::appl::appl:
     
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  4. fishfish

    fishfish I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Well worth the blown tire my friend! Great job!!!
     
  5. gregd

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    No rail help with the spinner, right? What rods are you using with the spinning reels?
     
  6. Goijo

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    I just bought one of those coffee grinders last weekend and filled it the same way! Looking forward to an experience like yours tomorrow!! (besides the flat tire!!!!!!!)
     
  7. Black Cat

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    Nice ones there.....fishing the same zone?
     
  8. Erawk

    Erawk Get bent!

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    Right on, Billy!
     
  9. makairaa

    makairaa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Nice fish. How short of a leader on the spinners?
     
  10. Winstondry

    Winstondry Winstondry

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    Wow, you are tearing them up, Billy!
     
  11. Black-is-Back

    Black-is-Back Wishin i was Fishin

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    Congrats on another amazing kill!

    Was this yesterday?
     
  12. MikeeDaGuy

    MikeeDaGuy Fishin FIN-Attict

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    My 1st yellow tail I caught was on a coffee grinder, nothing like the Stella reels like today but I vowed to learn to cast a conventional reel and never use a coffee grinder again!

    On the other hand Nice work and beautiful fish!
     
  13. Fishingguy

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    Right???? Such a great fight
     
  14. Fishingguy

    Fishingguy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Totally agree!

    Getting new tires tomorrow.
     
  15. loosendrag

    loosendrag Well-Known "Member"

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    Awesome Billy!
    Congrats on the fish.
    You are a fish god.
     
  16. Fishingguy

    Fishingguy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    [QUOTE
     
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  17. Fishingguy

    Fishingguy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Matched with shimano ocea jigger rods and phenix although I don't like the phenix
     
  18. Fishingguy

    Fishingguy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    These Stella's are amazing. You will enjoy it
     
  19. Fishingguy

    Fishingguy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    It's more of a tool for the right application. The spinning reels can cast different jigs much farther than conventionals and have more drag than any conventional and two speeds as well
     
  20. Chrisben

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    Big fish, not long Rod no easy task. Great work. Last year I got a 50lb yellowfin that kicked my ass on a Stella 10,000 and a Black Hole Magic eye. So I take my hat off to you, great fish!!
     
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