How many 40lb and under setups, and what types do you have?

Runway1

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Was thinking about a 2nd under 40 setup. Was wondering...if you're out doing yellowtail and under (rocks, bass, etc.) how many setups would you bring? What kinds?

I was out the other day targeting bass, etc....and a shot at YT. Well, I had to tie like crazy and switch my setup 3x. Sure helped my knot work!
 

hucklongfin

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On my 10 days I take a 25#, 2x30#, 2x40#, a spare 20# reel and I’ve caught schoolies on a TranX 300 too.
 
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Mr. DRE

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    I cheat. In the last few years I've switched to spectra and floro leader. My 40 and under set ups are set up with 65 spectra and I adjust the leader as needed. For day trips where anything goes I'll bring 4 set ups. 10 foot jig stick, 9 foot jig stick, 8 foot 20-50 class rod and 8 foot 15-40 rod.
     
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    dockrat88

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    whatever floats
    Basically I have one for every line class. 15,20,25 & 30.
    15lb- lexa 300/Calcutta 300 on a custom 7’11mh bass rod
    20lb- Trinidad 12 on a cjb80f
    25- Trinidad 16n on a bh 89
    30- Trinidad 16 on 6480
    seems like a lot but I am a tackle whore and I rather be over prepared than under prepared
     

    dunku

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    i resemble that remark. for 40: 7'. 7.6, 8'. yoyo an jigstick. depends on bait an size of target fish
     
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    Lake

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    When I’m fishing local(usually means Coronados) I bring one 25 or 30 pound bait stick, a small yo yo 40#, a heavy yo yo 50#, and a 50# surface set up.
     
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    Runway1

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    Holy mackerel! What's the difference between a swimbait and flyline rig? They're both floating a small swimmer, right?
     
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    TOTW

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    Holy mackerel! What's the difference between a swimbait and flyline rig? They're both floating a small swimmer, right?
    If I'm fishing a swimbait, I prefer a levelwind reel. Easier line management on the chuck and wind. For flyline, I hate the levelwind, and want maximum freespool. Two of the bigger differences for me. I suppose, too, on the rod side, I want something more parabolic with an old-school glass feel for flyline, and with the swimbaits, I want a faster action with more of a modern graphite feel. Lots of overlap but that's a general approach.
     
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    2Rotten

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    30# - 7'6" UC Tilefish Jr. paired with Penn Torque 25 nld2
    40#(a) - 8'0" UC RUS Terminator paired with Penn Torque 30 nld2
    40#(b) - 7'6" UC 76 HP paired with Fathom 30 nld2

    My 8'0" UC GP Terminator has a rating of 30# - 80#, but even though it is light weight it has a lot of spine... I'm using it for 60#/light 80# tasks.
     
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    kayakbeast33

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    Including my jigstick I take 4...
    Gp 85mag/bv-300 (25)
    Gp 80mega/tx-500 (30)
    Gp 80monster/bv2-500 (40)
    Gp 90Reaper/saltiga 30T (40)

    I'm a big fan of the gp series.
     
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    Dozer217

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    I'm in the boat of too many. I'll usually bring a 300 lexa with 12-15lb, a 400 lexa with 20-25lb, a small lever drag for flyline on 20lg and a larger star drag w/ 30-40.
     
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    Yeah, knot-work is best practiced at home, relaxed with a cup of coffee. It can get stressful doing it on a rocking boat, with the wind blowing, bumping into people and trying to see your knot through the salt water residue on your glasses. Meanwhile, the bite is on and the window might close at any moment.
    Things are much better when you can just walk over, grab rig #2 and get right back to the action. For me, I like to have 3 similar rigs that can do the job set up and ready to go. The Boy Scouts motto applies here: “be prepared.”
     
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    lazyfisherman

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    Went out to the islands last week before the Liberty turned back to offshore. Took 2 40lb jig stick, 1 50lb yoyo, and 1 30lb flyline. Flyline got mainly calicos. Got 2 yellows, 1 on surface iron and 1 on yoyo.

    Calstar 100j w/ Trini 20a - 40lb jig
    UC 900delmar w/ Torque 25n - 40lb jig
    Roddy BR90 w/ Trini 16a - 30lb flyline
    UC 800delmar w/ Torque 30ld2 - 50lb yoyo

    Local trips will mainly fish under 40 except in the case where the yellows are deep and only want the yoyo. Then I mainly will bring 50-60lb gear for yoyo and dropper loop. But any trip to the island requires one of your rods to be a surface jig setup. Never go on a trip without 1 jigstick.
     
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