Chew on this BD!!!

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For all the naysayers that always doubt spinning rods and reels and the hot heads from SD that only fish conventional and give mad looks to anyone using “egg beaters”.
Cow bluefin on a 8’ spinning rod, rated PE 2- PE 5, Daiwa saltiga 5000 and 5” custom stickbait made by Merv at strategic angler( one of the nicest people in the business)

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JohnnieB

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I'm more surprised the BF was landed on those trouble hooks, I want to land at least one over a hundred on my setup, that is pretty substantial on a 5000 though
 

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What’s the line come off the handle in the close up picture of the rod and reel? It looks like a safety line?
 
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cchris

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Just because you could...doesn’t mean you should
I’ve busted my back many times doing work and stupid military drills, exercises, weight lifting, obstacle courses, fireman carry other guys, I’ll be ok if my back takes a beating but I land one of those monsters.
The moral of the story is keep being open minded and do t knock people down for fishing what you think it’s not good fishing gear.
For that light popping tackle( that’s light tackle even for popping standards) that fish it’s a lifetime achievement.
 

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I'm more surprised the BF was landed on those trouble hooks, I want to land at least one over a hundred on my setup, that is pretty substantial on a 5000 though
I don’t have all the details but I saw a closer picture of the trebles, they look like BKK and one of the trebles looked mangled but not bent outwards, it looked bent sideways
 

Shewillbemine

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I'm cool that the West Coast has its habits, obviously with the whole conventional reel thing, surface iron, etc.

But I don't get the macho resentment for other equipment that clearly works.
 

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I carry two on any trip I go on, one for up to 50 and a Stella with 3 different spools to target 50-200+, I also have a shoulder harness if I’m ever lucky enough to get hooked up with a big guy, No macho thing here:) in fact no rail with a spinner so I’m not really sure where that comes from either??
 

Cubeye

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What’s the line come off the handle in the close up picture of the rod and reel?
It's a cord tied to the rod which is strapped into the harness that he is using. Similar the butt plate/harness arrangement used on conventional outfits.
 

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...Cow bluefin on a 8’ spinning rod, rated PE 2- PE 5, Daiwa saltiga 5000...
So roughly:
  1. a 20-50 lb rod,
  2. 33 lbs max drag reel,
  3. capacity rated with J-BRAID: 55/440, 70/330
Until details are identified, guessing conservatively:
  1. ~400-440 yds PE6 (65 lb) or PE5 (50 lb) braid, respectively;
  2. PE5 (50 lb) mono/fluoro top shot;
  3. 15-16 lbs drag from top of spool
And add in a private boat...could chase down fish if needed.
 
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I carry two on any trip I go on, one for up to 50 and a Stella with 3 different spools to target 50-200+, I also have a shoulder harness if I’m ever lucky enough to get hooked up with a big guy, No macho thing here:) in fact no rail with a spinner so I’m not really sure where that comes from either??
Just rotate the rod 180 degrees and you have a rail rod spinning reel ;)
 
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cchris

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Just rotate the rod 180 degrees and you have a rail rod spinning reel ;)
Just be a good friend and pass the rod when you feel tired, keep good pressure on the fish and you have more chances of bringing it up.
When you take a break so that the fish, the longer he is in the water the more chances of him getting away ( pulled hooks, knot failure, line failure etc) or getting sharked
 

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Coffee's got a fresh one!
 

hucklongfin

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I’m taking 2 spinners on my 10 day, both more capable than that rig but if the biggies want to play they’ll stay in the rack! I’ll be fishing from the Excel.
 

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Just rotate the rod 180 degrees and you have a rail rod spinning reel ;)
Rail really doesn't help in this situation. With a rod that light that bends that far back simply rotating about a fulcrum point doesn't lift enough, and with high gear single speed there really isn't anything lifting the fish. Have to get off the rail and actually lift it. I used to think differently until I ran into a bunch of 100lb fish with nothing but a Tranx 400 and 500 and learned really quickly why dedicated popping rods are built the way they are.
 
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