Reel Quiver for Late Spring 8-day

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  1. MAG0121

    MAG0121 Well-Known "Member"

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    Already thinking about my 8-day on the AA at the end of May. Looking at the reel closet, confirming I'm a gear whore, and trying to put together a list of the 8-10 reels I'll likely bring. This is my first trip over 4 days, so interested which of the following reels you'd pack and what line class you'd fish it? That time of year it seems like you have to cover it all from inshore bass to cow bft, but honestly, I have no idea what to expect.
    Here are my options:

    PENN
    Torque Star
    12
    25
    25N
    30
    40 (low 4.8 gear)

    Torque LD2

    25N
    30
    40N

    Senator
    US113N (new Baja)

    Fathom
    15LD
    30LD
    30LD2

    Int’l
    12 VSX (Tani handle)
    12 VSX (Full Tani serviced, incl. handl)
    20 VISX
    50 VSX (Cal’s Blueprinted, spool treatment, Tib hanble)

    DAIWA
    Saltiga Star
    15HA
    20HA
    35HA

    Saltist Star
    15HA

    LEXA
    300HD (7.1)
    400HD (8.1)
    400Pwr-P (5.1)

    ACCURATE
    BV-300
    BV2-500N
    Tern-400x

    PRO GEAR
    CS-501
    SD-25
    V22
    V42
    V52

    AVET
    SXJ
    MXJ Raptor

    OKUMA
    Andros 5nii

    NEWELL
    533-5.5 (Tib Narrow frame, handle; SS internals)
     
  2. InDeepShip

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    Jig Sticks are always a must.
     
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    Shimano reels are nice.
     
  4. Olddog8

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    Holy $h/t, your almost as bad as me...

    I bring:
    2- 30lb that can fish as low as 20lb if needed
    2- 40lb one a jig stick
    1- 50lb that can fish 40-60lb
    1-50lb for Wahoo jigs with 130lb floro leader
    1- 60lb for bait fishing or yoyo jigs
    1- 80lb for dropper loop
    1 or 2 100 to 130lb for Big Bluefin or Guadalupe (dropper loop or if the YFT go on the chew)

    The reels to fish all that is up to you, most of mine are 2-speeds and I like the narrower reels best (although I do like my HXW Raptor for 100lb cast ability)
     
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    Lake I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I bring a lot of reels and leave most in my stateroom. You do need to be ready for a variety of situations. Make sure you’re set to fish 30-100 plus maybe something to throw plastics for bass, as well as jig outfits.
     
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    Cruel, but funny 8-)
     
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    You have all those rigs and you're unsure what to bring?
     
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    I guess the question is, for that time of year and a trip of that length, how much do you plan for each clas of line and fishing type, versus overlapping options. Looking for input from guys who’ve fished these late spring trips and whether, for instance, I bother with two cow reels, triple up on the lower class (30lb), or will it likely be 40-60lb surface and dropper loop fishing. I honestly just don’t know.
     
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    This is your first trip over 4 days :D well your sett

    Picking up some food. Super bowl fans sure sound funny, yaahhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyaaahhhh yahhhhhhhhhyahhhhhhh get in there LOL sitting this year out
     
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    It usually is yoyo/dropper loop/flyline yellowtail and school size tuna down on the ridge and/or Alijos. Chance for wahoo but you cant count on that. Might also fish grouper and perhaps some bft at the beginning or end of trip. That should give you an idea of what to bring. If Brian is skippering the trip you wont fish for bass. :)
     
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  11. DannyNoonan

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    Jesus, what don’t you have?

    I used to love our BFG late May 8 day on the Star - ran for 7 years or so before disbanding...

    Every year was different. I would suggest bringing 20-80#, with the former for bass and/or very line shy school BFT, and the latter for potential Alijos Bank dropper loop YT and/or trolling. Jig sticks will likely see use, as will yo-yo. Most used stuff will probably be 30 and 40#...

    But after the last few years you might also want to bring a 100/130# setup in case these big BFT show up again...

    Have fun, and welcome to longer range!
     
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    I bring along 6 combos for my July 8 day getting the most use from my mak 10 40# set-up and my HXJ bomb/yoyo set up. Having my own trolling gear and lures paid off as well. Going to try to add another Mak 10 and Phx 760XH for this years trip!

    Makaira 10SEA with Phenix Bl Diamond Hybrid 760XH (30#-80#) 65# Braid/40#top (Bait )

    Makaira 15SEA with Calstar GFGR800H (30#-80#) 65# Braid/50#top/wire or flouro (wahoo, bait)

    Makaira 16SEA with 7'2" Phenix axis 3x (60#-130#) 80# Braid/100# Top (Bait,dropper loop)

    Makaira 20SEA with 7'2" Phenix axis 4x (80#-200#) 100# Braid/150# leader (Troll, dropper loop)

    AVET HXJ raptor with Calstar GFGR875H (30#-80#) 80# Braid/60#top (Iron/Bomb/yoyo)

    Cedros 15s Star Drag with 7'2 ugly stick (30#-60#) 65# Braid/40#top (Iron, sabiki)

    Richard
     

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