Getting spooled? throw it in with a back up rod!

Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by socal53, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. socal53

    socal53 Member

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    What up everyone!
    So I have read and heard many stories of people almost getting spooled so they get a back up rod,attach it to their rod and throw their rig over the boat... or attaching a buoy to it and chasing it down on a skiff...WTF!!. I have searched every combination of words I can think of in hopes of finding a video.....no luck! Does anyone have links to videos where it actually shows this happening or a cool story to share? It sounds like the coolest shit ever!
     
  2. JohnTFT

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    It happens at around :30

    Brand new Avet 50W and custom wrapped rail rod.

     
  3. socal53

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    That's awesome!
     
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  4. HoxFish

    HoxFish Fam crest-My Lure is True

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  5. socal53

    socal53 Member

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    Thanks for sharing!
     
  6. wii888lo

    wii888lo Well-Known "Member"

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    sending my stella overboard on poppers one year will never do it again

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  7. ReelDealAngler-

    ReelDealAngler- Born To Fish

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    Never have done it and never will! If I cant stop a big with 600 to 900 yards of 80lb to 150lb line fishing 35lbs of drag with a big bend in my rod... they deserve their freedom! And IMO its just not the same when it comes to a true angling accomplishment when one uses two outfits to land a fish... I know its LR fishing and that 85+ foot LR boat doesn't move... JMO, your view (and idea of a true angling feat) may be different than mine and that's perfectly OK.

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  8. ReelDealAngler-

    ReelDealAngler- Born To Fish

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    That's scary... and funny as well.
     
  9. r8rs4lf

    r8rs4lf I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Can you explain why not?

    Not questioning you, just curious as I didn't know this went on.
     
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  10. af dreamer

    af dreamer I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I have done it a couple times,one good and one bad.The bad was years ago,fishing the 9,hooked about a 400-500 blue marlin on 50.Did not have a 80lb back up on the boat.Sent the first Shimano and Fenwick over with a like outfit back up.Fish got tail wrapped and died.In the process of handlining the deal we lost the bottom one.I ALWAYS keep a 80lb setup on the boat during marlin season.The other time was a 50 backup on a 30 with a tripple hookup on our local marlin.Ended up getting off my boat and finishing the fish on another boat.We got all 3.Tom
     
  11. wils

    wils lazy-ass well known "member"

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    Is landing fishies using broomsticks and 3-speed winches fulcrumed on the rail considered a "true angling feat"? :D
     
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  12. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    Fuckin’ A Right it is! :)

    Edit: Well, maybe not broomsticks. But Pool Cue sounds about right.
    And two speeds are good enough for me. But I still want a BIG Hook! ;)
     
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  13. FishRock

    FishRock I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    All depends on why you go fishing. To prove your manhood or enjoy time on the water, time with interesting people, the excitement of catching or not catching fish and the satisfaction that you ethically harvested a healthy meal or two. In many instances getting bit is the true test of an angler regardless of the gear being used.

    Now get out there and get bit!
     
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  14. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    Story #1 Backups, shoulda, woulda, coulda.

    Pinned on a bait on a 4/0 Ringed Gorilla Hook tied to 100 lb Seaguar Premier. Fishing a Penn 30S on a Black Steel 6463XXH. We were at Clarion. I was, in the words of a fairly well known angler: “stealthin’ around” when I got bit by a rather spirited, if not ginormous Yellowfin. As I watched this bastard dump at least 3/4 of my spool, a less than sympathetic crew member strolled by, assessed my dilemma and offered these words: “Huh, brought a knife to a gunfight, eh?”

    At this point, with the drag lever backed off so as not to break anything, (you know the deal, as spool diameter decreases, drag increases) and the rod straight up in the air, trying to stop, or at least slow the fish down, I was thinking about options. Of course, I’m pretty sure I could have persuaded a different crew member to try to save this mess, grab a backup, put the skiff in the water and hopefully chase this thing down. But with the fairly light fluorocarbon leader, susceptible to chewoff and the J Hook, maybe or maybe not in the corner of the jaw, I could end it myself.

    The fish had actually slowed and then stopped so I began the pull and wind deal, got a few yards back and it took off again. At that point, more words from this previously mentioned fairly well known angler had been in my head. He had been “stealthin’ around” on the Lower Banks and after dumping his own outfit on a backup and then one or two more, something like two hours into the fight, after getting the backups and finally his original outfit back in his hands, at color, his fish chewed through the leader.

    I made my decision, once again raised the rod to vertical, and as I dropped it to the horizon I pushed the drag to Full and placed both thumbs on the spool. When it all came tight, the line broke at the knot, just as I had hoped, and I spent the next ten minutes winding in all that Spectra.
     
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  15. RideHPD

    RideHPD Enthusiastic Idiot Rookie

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    Probably because it's a thousand dollar reel and spinners don't exactly like salt intrusion.
     
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  16. bob1825

    bob1825 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Exactly how I feel about it. 600 yards of spectra should be plenty to stop any fish I want to catch!
     
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  17. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    Story #2 Not my Circus, Not my Monkey.

    January 2013, middle of the Accurate sponsored 12 day, now a 14 day, 4:30 ish A.M. Needing something in my stomach for the coffee and Motrin to chew on, other than my stomach lining, I was in the galley, stirring a bowl of instant oatmeal and getting ready to slice a banana on top of it. As I stood there next to the coffee machine on the port side, I saw crew member Bobby Kiso sprint past the windows on the starboard side, headed towards the stern and then back to the bow after fetching the backup outfit. As Taro had called it on a previous trip, “that floaty thing”

    Turns out, it was for a friend of mine, Pat, who had gotten bit on a Salami and some heavy gear, Accurate 50, 130 lb YoZuri, big hook. Bobby had just retied the knot for Pat and as soon as he was bit, Cameron told Bobby to get that backup. By the time Bobby made his way back to the bow, it was time to clip it on, bury the drag on the Accurate and splash the whole outfit. I like watching, but I’d rather be fishing, so I pinned on a bait and got with it.

    We were all stoked for Pat when some time later, the crew four-gaffed his Super Cow and lifted the behemoth over the rail. On the scale, 349 lbs!
     
  18. Bill W

    Bill W tunaholic

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    It puts a smile on my face, who cares for what else floats your boat.
     
  19. Baller

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    I don't think you need 600 yards for rockfish..!!! :)
     
  20. wils

    wils lazy-ass well known "member"

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    was that a "yes" or a "no" in regards the question?
     

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