MINIMUM COW QUIVER

Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by NaplesJohn, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. NaplesJohn

    NaplesJohn Never Forget 343

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    No doubt, I will make a cow trip...sooner or later, and would fill out existing gear with boat gear. Plus I am typically doing a fall 10 dayer every year, and who knows, maybe the lower banks will go off again circa 2004!

    With that said, I currently have a Calstar 770XH with an Avet HX Raptor and an 770XXH with an Avet Pro Ex 30/2. Looking for recommendations on adding one rod, and was thinking about adding a 770H or a 1X3 for the Avet HX, move the Avet Pro Ex 30/2 to the 770XH, and put a MAK 20 on the 770XXH.

    And go....
     
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  2. okie man

    okie man Well-Known "Member"

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    Maybe a 770xxx and a makaira 30 with 130# spectra
     
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  3. $norkle

    $norkle Well-Known "Member"

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    Pull on the United Composites line-up before you make a decision----JMO.
     
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  4. RichG

    RichG Well-Known "Member"

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    770H is a bit light for cows. Get another X or XX. I like the 775, a bit longer. The UC rods are great as well. I like the Mak 30. A little extra line capacity. Your choice.
     
  5. hucklongfin

    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

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    You must be anticipating some really big red fish down there John!
     
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  6. raw66

    raw66 Well-Known "Member"

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    Maybe a Super Seeker Black Steel Graphite G6455XXXH-51/2AR/WO 80(100)130. Anxious to break this new stick in a few weeks time mated with a Mak30
     
  7. Steve K

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

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    If you want to make a longer trip and target bigger fish, you need a heavier outfit, not a lighter one. 770XXXH if you're a Calstar devotee, or what I did, UC 7'6" Viper.
    Reel? Mak 16 or 20, Avet 30W and on and on...
     
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  8. fishordie

    fishordie I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Hi John,

    Like Dems And Reps it is almost impossible to get 10 anglers to agree on what is the best rig for most any single circumstance.. In truth, the best gear is the one that works best for you or at least the angler believes it works best for them. However, if I were to bet on a rig that nearly everyone who uses it falls in love with, for the application noted by you, that rig would be the Mak 20 SEA II and 76 UC Viper.. I have yet to have a customer come back and not rave about it.. Or wished that rig had been available when they bought their previously purchased big fish gear. Now, if you are not targeting cows or bigger tuna is it a bit of overkill?? Maybe, but Not when you are dropper looping 100# for those miserable Yellowtail or possibly big tuna hanging out at the bottom of the ocean, near structure, at the Lupe or Rocks.. And not necessarily overkill when targeting big Grouper at some of the Long Range Skipper's secret spots where it is mandatory to get those nasty big finned critter's heads pointed up in the fastest and most expeditious manner possible. But your question was for Cows so the UC 76 Viper/Mak 20 SEa II rig is by far and away, hands down, my number 1 recommended rig.

    Best of luck with your decision.

    Jamie
     
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  9. Anglewood

    Anglewood Up to no good...

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    I have to echo Jamie's recommendation, for an ideal modern cow rig, a Mak 20IISEa on a UC CX76 Viper is the setup. That's why I have two of them.

    -Connor
     
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  10. screamingreel

    screamingreel Long Range Fanatic

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    John, it is relatively new to the market, but I pulled on the Calstar 7470XXXH and it felt really good (to me). A true 130 lbs rod for cows. Put a Mak 20 or 50 on it and you could handle just about anything! I do not know your preferences, but most suggestions here make sense.

    Have a great trip!

    - Jeff Burroughs
     
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  11. Texastuna

    Texastuna Texastuna

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    John let me know if you want to check out Calstar or Viper 76 I'm in Port A daly.
    I have xx up to 4x
     
  12. spinner

    spinner Well-Known "Member"

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    #1. i like to have a dedicated kite rig wit my own set up/ you just never know whatis on the boat rig and the kite is an opportunity at a really big one anytime you go up
    #2. i like to have a dedicated ballon rig/ i also use it for big baits/skippies/ a balloon slide and as a backup rig for fishing through the sharks
    3. i like to have 3 50 s for am fishing chunks and big baits
    4. i like to have 3 50w for daytime big baits and chunks and i use i as a back up and trolling or slide fishing for wahoo with big baits
    5. i like to have 2 30w type reels for big fishing sardines
    6. i like 2 20 type reels for stealth fishing sardines or any situation that comes up daytime when it is scratch sardine fishing
    then i match my rods to my style and preference
     

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