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Shewillbemine

"should of" is NOT a thing
  • Oct 19, 2012
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    Shewillbemine
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    Chips N Guac
    Sucks about the bait, but obviously the sniper was getting it done, so oh well. Great story, loved the report, keep em coming!!

    Side note, how did you retrieve the sniper? jigging motion? slow reeling? etc

    Cast at the foamer, retrieve back quickly like a surface iron. No need to sink it. Popper also worked, but sniper was legit.
     
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    grahams98

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  • Jun 25, 2008
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    Dexter, OR
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    Steve
    Boat
    18 FT Ranger Chief 380
    I run a Lexa 400 (similar reel) on a Okuma Shadow Stalker 801XH 20-40lb. Works super well on tuna up to that size. $120 bucks with a lifetime warranty. I have several of their more expensive rods and I honestly can't feel much if any difference.
     
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    Shewillbemine

    "should of" is NOT a thing
  • Oct 19, 2012
    2,543
    2,904
    California
    Name
    Shewillbemine
    Boat
    Chips N Guac
    I run a Lexa 400 (similar reel) on a Okuma Shadow Stalker 801XH 20-40lb. Works super well on tuna up to that size. $120 bucks with a lifetime warranty. I have several of their more expensive rods and I honestly can't feel much if any difference.

    Thanks! Have you actually fought and landed fish of similar size with that setup? I really got my ass handed to me and wanted something with more backbone. I like the specs especially since the rod power is Extra Heavy.
     
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    grahams98

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  • Jun 25, 2008
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    Dexter, OR
    Name
    Steve
    Boat
    18 FT Ranger Chief 380
    Thanks! Have you actually fought and landed fish of similar size with that setup? I really got my ass handed to me and wanted something with more backbone. I like the specs especially since the rod power is Extra Heavy.

    Probably more like 25lb so smaller than the biggest one you mentioned. Didn't seem to be at it's limit though.
     
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    GaffnLaff

    Rum is Tackle
    Dec 3, 2003
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    Bay Park
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    Dave Cairncross
    Boat
    Currently looking for a new Ho'ing opportunity
    my bent sniper is the only one that gets bit
    thanks for the report
     
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    Rimack

    Old School
  • Jun 24, 2011
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    Elk Grove
    Name
    gary
    Boat
    WORKING ON IT.
    Way to stick to it Skip. Great report.
     
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