Terminal tackle for Sept - Oct 10 dayer

Texlee

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Jun 3, 2012
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Alben Lee
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Excel
The following is part of a list off the Excel website for a late Sept – Oct 10 day trip. I am on the Phenix Rods trip. Is this list a good start on what I need to bring?
10-20 each 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1/0 Mustad 3X Ringed Sea Demo circle hooks or Owner Ringed Mutu.
10-20 each 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1/) Mustad 4X Ringed Hoodlum J Hooks or Owner Ringed Offshore or Ringed Gorilla.
10 each 6, 5, and 4/0 Mustad 4X Ringed Sea Demon or Owner Ringed Super Mutu
¼ and ½ oz rubber core and / or egg sinkers
2 packs each 40, 60, 90 and 275 pound 7 strand braided wire, with 7 strand braided wire sleeves.
Other than yoyo jigs, wahoo bombs, wahoo jigs; and mono and fluoro line for leaders is this a good start?
 

hucklongfin

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Jul 3, 2003
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MarkT
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I was on that trip the past 2 years. I went with 2/0 Owner Gorillas for the sardines we had for bait. Two years ago I probably went through 20 of them. Maybe 8 this past year. I'm not a circle hook guy but I fish the J's like they're circles and mostly get them in the corner of the jaw. Definitely some 44# wire appropriate sleeves and rings for making up wahoo bait leaders or just buy some in advance. You can buy them on the boat too. I had to last year after a really bad day! The heavy wire would be for wiring up jigs. A couple of 6x and 6xJr yoyo would probably be fine, They had them on the boat too. I don't think I used sinkers but I had egg sinkers from 1/4 - 1 oz since they're always in my bag.
 
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Brad I

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Nope
IMHO that's way more hooks than needed. I've gone on several 10 day trips that time of year (and am going on another this early Oct) and 90% of the hooks I use are 2/0-4/0 Owner Offshore. I always take a few of sizes on both sides of that range (up to 8/0 and down to 2), esp for dropper loop or other applications, but IMHO that is way more than you will need.

You don't need that particular wire or sleeves, but wahoo wire of some sort (Knot 2 Kinky or solid single strand) is needed.

And I don't know if that is meant to be the complete range of sinkers recommended, but I take (and use) an assortment all the way up to 1#'; sometimes a small sliding egg sinker is just the ticket, sometimes the fish are deeper and a 2-4 oz torpedo helps get you into the zone, and sometimes you go rockfishing, dropper looping, or need a weight on your sabiki.
 

RichG

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Jan 20, 2007
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Interesting, I agree with Brad that that's a lot of hook. First it depends on the bait and the Sardines generally take a 2/0 hook. Remember that some of the Mustad hooks are small than the owner or Trokar's. There does not appear to be any real standardization. I have a hand full of the small hooks and rarely have used them in the fall. Since I have them I take them, but I wouldn't buy more. Have a few #1 or #2 if you have anchovies, but your go to hook will be 2/0 to 4/0. Some bigger hooks for mackerel 7/0 or 8/0. The boat usually has them or someone will.

Sinkers... eggs 1/4 to 2 oz. Torpedo.. 4 oz up to 10 or 16 oz. the heavier for a dropper loop and bait making.

wire. I generally don't bring 7 strand. Someone always has it. I have 37 for hooks and 58 for jigs... All single stand and do a hay wire twist.

This is purely my thoughts.
 
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hucklongfin

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I buy ringed J hooks for live bait. I think the bait swims and looks better with the ringed hooks.
 
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backlashjack

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May 14, 2007
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Jackson
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Sold the boat, now I just rent a stateroom on the EXCEL
I like the offset on the Owner Offshore "J" hooks, fish 'em like circles