Battlefish - Backward Reels WTF?

the_tunaman

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Jun 28, 2017
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Roger Nelson
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Ranger Z20
Just started watching the series on Netflix, and one of the boats is fishing left-hand reels upside down... someone have some logical explanation?

Overall it has been interesting so far, but apparently there was only one season. Cool to see the NW albacore fishery, and it looks to me so far that the baitfish method would be superior as I remember many days over the hump on the albies on the sport boats, and it would keep them in the zone longer than being on the troll.
 

Hismosa

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Oct 15, 2016
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Glenn
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Boat hoe
The first season was last year so maybe there will be a second season. But if there is a second season they really need to get some better fishermen/boats as most of them were a joke and really ruined the show.
 

Vibora

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Murrieta
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There are a couple old threads regarding this show fwiw
 

PescadoVato

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Jul 11, 2016
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Huntington Beach
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SP
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Skipjack 20
Just started watching the series on Netflix, and one of the boats is fishing left-hand reels upside down... someone have some logical explanation?
Looked to me like those dudes were right-handed and had to make due with whatever shitty gear they had on the boat. Seemed to work for 'em.
 
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InDeepShip

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Nov 5, 2017
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There is a guy on here that is on the show. He runs that sweet yellow boat with all the guys who know what they are doing.
 

the_tunaman

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Yeah, they look like they have it together with the right program. Also looks a helluva lot more fun way to commercial fish.
 

J blair

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Probably a underhead conventional Popular with some speed jiggers in asia.
 

ahidog

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Isn’t that how the commercial guys do it I thought that’s what separated sport guys and commercial guys.