Blue fin gear

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  1. chovyman

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    getting ready to go trying to find a two day trip out of San Diego.

    Have two 30# rigs a 40# rig and a 50# rig.

    I think/hope these will do if not your input, what weight sinkers hooks to take. I have a couple flat falls and casting jigs.

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    Michael
     
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    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Minimum 80-100lb rig for the flatfall if you can buy, borrow, rent or steal one.
     
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    I wouldn’t leave the heavy gear at home just sayin. Especially if your fishing in the dark!
     
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    Don't steal one, but all the landings have tackle for rent. You may not use it, but you'll kick yourself in the ass if you don't have a heavy Flat Fall outfit available if the big boys decide to bite in the dark.

    Think 200lb, it is always a possibility and you need to be ready if you expect too have a chance. A 50lb outfit is a 100 to 1 long shot at best for those big tuna, it is mind numbing how hard those big tuna pull.
     
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    Guys thanks for the input went and bought an HXW Raptor today looking for a nice stick to put it on..
     
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    That works! Lots of really good choices for a rod depending on budget.
     
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    Wise choice, very versatile. Mine are filled with 100lb hollow Spectra, but solid works great too. Just add a short (10-15') leader of 100lb to 200lb and a big Flatfall
     
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    A good trolling rod will work in a pinch if you’re on a tight budget.
     
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    double post
     
  10. InDeepShip

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    1x3 or a 2x4 sounds up your alley also UC makes some great rods
     
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    Thanks guys I don't know that a roller Rod is correct what type rod
     
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    If it's a new rod, just say no to rollers, I still use a couple of mine with rollers but I take very good care of them and lube them before and after every use.
     
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    There are a lot of excellent rods available nowadays. I think that the best value for the dollar currently is from Graftech. Go by your local Turner's Outdoorsman and check out the Rail Rod line from Graftech, about half of the price of comparable models from other makers. I bought the GRR78XXXH a year ago and really like it, and a real value.

    And congrats on an excellent choice in reels! You will have many many years of fun with it. Just don't take it apart to see how it is built, it is really easy to put it back together wrong. Some of the parts are very, very slightly curved and if you put them in backwards you are in trouble and won't know it until stressed by a big fish. Let the pros do the services. Just rinse properly and keep in your bedroom closet, not the garage.
     
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