Long range gear, worth anything??

hooook-up

@fish._.brain
Jul 24, 2008
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brian
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19' Starcraft Islander 191 "Boutime"
I bought a wood long range box at a garage sale, it was l
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oaded with these rigs. Are they worth anything to anyone or is it old useless gear. Its all in very good cond. But not sure of age so would the mono be an issue? 20161106_120147.jpg 20161106_115956.jpg 20161106_115723.jpg 20161106_115956.jpg 20161106_120147.jpg
 

ripped

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Dec 5, 2007
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Gary
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Who ever put those together did a sano job but the only thing that I would trust would be the grommets and hooks.
 

Cubeye

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Jan 26, 2007
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Hard to tell from the photo, but do those leaders have single copper sleeves on them? Haven't seem Skippy hooks for a long time.
 

fujirose

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Jan 17, 2009
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Jim Fujitani
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21' Seaswirl
Also quite a few Mustad 7691, Southern Tuna Hooks. I used those at Guadalupe in August. Save the chafing rings and grommets too, if you toss the mono and wire leaders. The stuff is probably over 15-20 years old, but a lot can still be used and save you money. The 7691's will set you back a few dollars apiece now days.

That box may have been a good find, depending on what else is in it and what condition (is it usable?) it is in.
 

matt86m

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Apr 6, 2010
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Matt
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20' Tiara Pursuit
Have you uncoiled one of the leaders? If they are that old I wonder if the mono would straighten out - I doubt it.

But all the 'hardware' looks great.
 

Steve K

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Jan 2, 2005
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18' Bayrunner, but I like the American Angler and the Red Rooster III
Mustard 3997 hooks. Tough as they come, strong as hell.
Those are interesting looking hooks, similar in design to the VMC 7630 Dynamics.
 

albacore11

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May 19, 2006
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Gone but not forgotten
take a couple of the leaders and uncoil them, see if they will straighten out. If so pull on them to see if the mono will hold up. You can always rig something up with a come-a-long to put some oommpphh to it without puuting yourself in harms way.
 
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T.O.T.W.

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Dec 23, 2005
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Chris L
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Leo's
Funny, I scored an old, wooden box that had those same 3997 hooks in it. They worked well for dropper loop fishing at Guadalupe last year.
I'm no 'crimping' pro, but I wouldn't trust the ones pictured. They look to have been literally crimped instead of swaged.


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