Steve, I like that trip story from 2005-2006 which illustrates some things to me: A lot has changed with Long Range fishing in the last ten years. We now see more rail rods, less roller guides, better techniques, better equipment, some spinning gear etc, etc. Some will stick to what "has always worked in the past" and there is nothing at all wrong with that. But It will always be changing. Hey, the Yellowtail are biting the yo/yo what lure does everyone bring out ? A blue and white 6x or 6x jr- because it has always worked for ever. Does that mean it is the best jig? Probably not. There are other jigs that get bit consistently better at times. Hey,The wahoo are biting and what does everyone pull out? Wired whatever. Does it work? Yeah most of the time as it has worked forever. Does that mean it is the best presentation? Probably not. There are other more stealtier presentations that do not sacrifice lure loss percentage. It doesn't mean we cant all have fun. Not everyone has the same goals when fishing. Some want to catch fish to eat, Some want to catch to have fun, some want to experiment, some want to have a vacation, some want to drink ,some want to hang with friends, some want to be "that guy", some want to escape their Daily grind, etc etc. For me I just love being on the water and the thrill of catching fish, I like the hook up and battle ,fish very hard and put in crazy rail time whenever I am fortunate enough to get on a trip. I do not take these trips for granted. Nothing is for granted , so I try to maximize my experience. I am not saying that wiring bombs and jigs for wahoo is wrong. In a wide open bite it may be the best method. However in our mostly pick to steady bites, I do feel that wire is not the way to go if higher bite/fish landing count is your goal I will say though, if someone were to choose the flouro/mono method, they must definitely be more thorough and have good/very good technique. Any weaknesses will be exposed via significant Lure/fish loss.