Favorite big bluefin iron

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  1. eric harner

    eric harner Caliente Tuna

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    :jig::jig:Going out next week on a 3 day if we should run across some big BFT I would like to know what is your Favorite iron to use to bring them in. The gear I have.......
     
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  2. Workplacesafety

    Workplacesafety Reducing workplace injuries and illnesses

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    I like the Seastrike 33 single hookers. Same as you would use for wahoo, or blue and white or any pastel will work as well. Late in the stops or early in the morning before you get going, good luck Eric.

    Almost forgot, the yellowfin like them early in the morning too...wind in your face
     
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    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Only one that worked for me so far it a chrome 6xjr, but I think just about anything heavy will work. Lots of ranting and raving last year about the charkbait slash in the bigger sizes but I didn't actually fish one, just heard success stories from deckhands from multiple boats about them. I was surprised how big and heavy these are.
     
  4. jiggyn

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    Tady 9 blue chrome with glow black the old ones made from brass
    Now just just gotta get those back from my friend
     
  5. eric harner

    eric harner Caliente Tuna

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    Just happen to have 1 or two of those.....
     
  6. eric harner

    eric harner Caliente Tuna

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    Was wondering if anybody has tried a sliver raider 125 or 200 ? I know those damn things will catch just about anything out there.
     
  7. eric harner

    eric harner Caliente Tuna

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    Thanks Jeff
     
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    vegasandre I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Rubberhook2 Local Bluefin

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    I fished those Slash jigs last year and was not impressed. Very heavy so they sink out fast but winding them back up from a couple hundred feet was tiring.

    I found one last season that liked this blue and white heavy on the wind...

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    I was on the trip after the Charkbait 4-day last year on the RR3. The crew said that the slash jig kicked ass on the bigger bluefin.
     
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    maxpowers Well-Known "Member"

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    flat falls type jigs. 160 gram or heavier.
     
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    This year I bought ten of the Charkbait wahoo irons in chrome with pink tape. They are on sale and they're made of brass. I re-rigged with big southern tuna hooks and blue tape or no tape at all.

    I think anything heavy and chrome will work. Just use a huge forged hook and fish it deeper than everyone else.
     
  14. eric harner

    eric harner Caliente Tuna

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    Yup i'm going to try a 200gr or 125gr chrome Raider . I'll let you all know how it works out..
     
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    TADY 9 OR 4/0 BLUE AND CHROME...SINGLE SIWASH TUNA HOOK...if they're eating saurie, chovies=TADY TLD Blue/Chrome, single tuna hook
     
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    I have got rid of all my siwash hooks. They are designed for overgrown trout and I'm afraid that a tuna would straighten them out. I get the feeling that they are used because they are much cheaper than forged hooks and they can be bought with open eyes so you can attach them without brazing or using a split ring.
     
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    I have a few of these left and the only iron I have ever caught BFT on, don't let them out of my sight!
     
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    Tady 9 or Tady 4/0 heavy with southern tuna style hook
     
  19. eric harner

    eric harner Caliente Tuna

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    Thanks bloodydecker's , just was looking / listening to 976 it's busting open today ! Good luck to all :skullbone.:jig::jig::jig:
     
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    What about the Charkbait metal swimmer? Looks very similar but without the swivel. Also cheaper.
     

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