We have talked a bit about bringing short trip discussions to this Long Range forum. In this case, a fairly close fishery, is being tapped by overnight, day and a half, even all day boats like Liberty and San Diego. But, at the front end or back end of a longer trip, it’s a sure bet we’ll be seeing boats take a swing at these big, beautiful Bluefin. Saw this with both the RP and Excel at the end of their recent 15-16 day trips. I’m getting suggestions on rigging that go counter to my usual setups. Flylining 40-50 lb I’m almost 100% 60-80 lb braid to a topshot of 15-25 feet of fluorocarbon. San Diego captain Ryan Bostian and others are suggesting a reel half full of braid, topped with mono and a short piece of fluorocarbon to the hook. What’s the deal on that?