Sub 2-lb combo for killin' Calicos

aronht

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New calico and any fish that bites it combo that is 1.46 lbs spooled with 40 lb power pro. I think it will be great.

Daiwa saltiga 15 lefty
Black hole 73mh 20-40 lb.

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aronht

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No question, the forum is fishing chit chat not specifically for questions.

Why would i run trout gear for saltwater fishing? An 8 lb calico would take 10 minutes to fight in and you lose it in the kelp anyways lol.
 
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hucklongfin

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You could go with a BV-300 and shave some more weight off. Mine has 300 yds of 50# MaxCuatro.
 

aronht

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You could go with a BV-300 and shave some more weight off. Mine has 300 yds of 50# MaxCuatro.
Post up the weight on a scale, else its fisherman bullshet! :)
I am getting into super light gear after using too heavy (physical weight) gear on overnight boats.
Thanks for th reply though
 

hucklongfin

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well I was running my international 3-speed 130 spooled with monel for mackerel so like 24 lbs.
Nice, but what does your cute Daiwa weigh? We need a picture on a scale! Probably more than the BV but it would probably beat mine in a casting contest... but I have other small reels for that. I've stopped trying to use the lightest gear I can and use short heavier fluoro leaders now. I get bit just as well and can pull them in easily. I use a minimum of 30# for bass, usually 40# and still catch a lot. Besides, when fishing for Calicos at Cedros you never know when a YT will hit it first.
 
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InDeepShip

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Nice, but what does your cute Daiwa weigh? We need a picture on a scale! Probably more than the BV but it would probably beat mine in a casting contest... but I have other small reels for that. I've stopped trying to use the lightest gear I can and use short heavier fluoro leaders now. I get bit just as well and can pull them in easily. I use a minimum of 30# for bass, usually 40# and still catch a lot. Besides, when fishing for Calicos at Cedros you never know when a YT will hit it first.
How would a newell stack up out of question.
 

plj46

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Don't know what the question really is but that reel is overkill for Calico's.
 

Corndog

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combo is under 20 ounces. Can cast 1 ounce swimbaits as well as Surface iron. Feels like your bass fishing light but strong enough to kill far larger ;)
Probably not the cheapest option but a pleasure to fish :D

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the SLIDER

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The Pole is the key. Stiff enough to turn the head and drag the fish through the shit.

Baitcaster with #20-25 braid with equal fluoro. Drag is locked down.

I would only use that set up for possible bycatch.

Welcome to BD Sir.
 
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