Sub 2-lb combo for killin' Calicos

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  1. 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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    Mtnfshr Well-Known "Member"

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    Do you have an actual question?
    Why not stick with FW trout or bass gear?
     
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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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  4. 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.
     
  5. aronht

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    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
     
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    Here you go. Pretty light and tiny. Has 300 yds of 50# MC and a 40# topshot.

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    as long as we're just chit-chatting.....

    for those who have no forearms.
     
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    Hey, he’s got plenty of muscles for catching those fish in his avatar! The fish in mine, well...
     
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    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Pretty sure I can kill any calico in the world with any 200sized baitcast reel and 75 yards of line.
     
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    Ahh i post up an exciting (to me at least) new post and the bd shit talking starts. Thanks guys.
     
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    Welcome to BD! How much does just your reel weigh?
     
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    Some guys are going to play with you. Just to see how you react.
     
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    got any pics of your gf? in a bikini?
    if not, we can arrange for Saluki to send you porn....
     
  14. aronht

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    well I was running my international 3-speed 130 spooled with monel for mackerel so like 24 lbs.

    whitefishblackpoles.com wasnt valid... wtf?
     
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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.
     
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    How would a newell stack up out of question.
     
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    Over Kill for sure , I prefer lighter gear its a lot more fun
     
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    plj46 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Don't know what the question really is but that reel is overkill for Calico's.
     
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    Edge SWBR 808-1
    Tranx 300/400

    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 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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