THE PACKING HAS BEGUN....EXCEL PHENIX RODS TRIP SEPT 27

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NaplesJohn

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With 22 days, 12 hours and 13 minutes to go, the packing has begun. The quiver is padded and in the "Plano Jumbo Airliner"...13 rods with an Ulua and a 90J in foster care in Ventura, CA. The reels are ready to go, just need fresh top-shots, but that can wait.

I have been talking to Mike, and am going to avail myself of his long range concierge services.

This weekend I will do a final inventory check, and once my final tackle order (flat falls...what else) arrives, I will finish getting everything ready to ship to Mike.

What is everyone else doing to get ready for their upcoming fall trips?
 
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bob1825

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  • Apr 11, 2007
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    Hey John! Just starting? I'm on the same trip with you and last night my wife asked my why I was getting started so early. I just looked at her. Then she goes, I wish you were this organized with everything else. I just looked at her again. I'm about 90 percent done, just have to pick up a few odds and ends. As always, packing too much. See you on 9/27!
     
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    NaplesJohn

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    Wilderness Systems T-160...and just sold the boat!!!
    Hey John! Just starting? I'm on the same trip with you and last night my wife asked my why I was getting started so early. I just looked at her. Then she goes, I wish you were this organized with everything else. I just looked at her again. I'm about 90 percent done, just have to pick up a few odds and ends. As always, packing too much. See you on 9/27!
    For the last 11 months I have been getting ready...added a few new rods /reels/ jigs...now to finalize packing!
     
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    dinko

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    For the last 11 months I have been getting ready...added a few new rods /reels/ jigs...now to finalize packing!
    its going to be a great one john. bart ( from jersey ) and I have been counting the hours - days and minutes each Saturday morning on the phone. kinda wondering where we'll be fishing, with the great year its been . see ya in 3 weeks buddy !!
     
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    hucklongfin

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    Jul 3, 2003
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    I told my son a couple of weeks ago that I could go tomorrow. Well, I think I might need a spool or two of fluoro. I'm going to be at the Vagabond on the 26th so I don't have to drive down in the morning. Dinner some place that night?
     
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    reellady

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    Aug 26, 2011
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    donna
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    reel lady
    I have had all my gear packed and ready since June, and I don't leave til Nov 10th. All I need to do is stop at Squidco and have one reel spooled with 65#. Reading all these reports with the days, hours and minutes posted, makes me afraid to do the math on mine because it is so far away. Every day I read this forum and go through tuna withdrawals. DANG
     
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    Soda Pop

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    Feb 12, 2011
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    I leave on Oct. 17 for a 15 day. You guys have fun out there on the BIG X. Great boat ... great crew. I am packing and re-packing.... LOL... I know I am not the only angler that packs... then re-packs... heck its part of the fun. Have a couple of rods being built right now. Shopping in San Diego the day before.
     
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    NaplesJohn

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    Wilderness Systems T-160...and just sold the boat!!!
    I guess the tackle piece is done, flat falls arrived today, and I added a new Torium 20HGA that will be going on my 90J.
     
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    sierraed

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    Oct 10, 2011
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    Ed
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    Royal Polaris and Intrepid
    I guess the tackle piece is done, flat falls arrived today, and I added a new Torium 20HGA that will be going on my 90J.

    John told me he was finished buying tackle two months ago! New reel, three jig orders, line--guess we can always use a little more. But I can't point any fingers at John .
     
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    screamingreel

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    Jeff Burroughs
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    Usually ready and packed for up to a 17-day trip. Never know when I may need to leave the country unexpectedly :) Organize all fishing equipment and other gear good-to-go within a week of my last trip. It really is an addiction.

    - Jeff Burroughs
     
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    reellady

    I'd rather be catching TUNA
    Aug 26, 2011
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    Jeff, I am the same. As soon as I get home from a trip I reorganize my tackle box and replenish what I need, and am ready for the next trip.
     
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    reel man

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    Dec 31, 2004
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    Jerry
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    With 22 days, 12 hours and 13 minutes to go, the packing has begun. The quiver is padded and in the "Plano Jumbo Airliner"...13 rods with an Ulua and a 90J in foster care in Ventura, CA. The reels are ready to go, just need fresh top-shots, but that can wait.

    I have been talking to Mike, and am going to avail myself of his long range concierge services.

    This weekend I will do a final inventory check, and once my final tackle order (flat falls...what else) arrives, I will finish getting everything ready to ship to Mike.

    What is everyone else doing to get ready for their upcoming fall trips?
    Wow, it's good to know all you guys have all this gear ready to go, so I've decided to leave my tackle box home and just make use of all your terminal tackle, and lures. Bring lots of rods, so I can leave some of mine home as well, and of course have all your reels spooled up with fresh braid and mono lines.

    It's great to go on a 10 day, and not have to haul all that "stuff" down to the boat.

    See you all on the 27th. :)
     
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    carloscafe

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    Darrin
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    Well I'm on a 7 day trip leaving on September 26th on the Royal Star and I started packing this weekend. I pulled all the old mono top shots off and need to re spool. I also purchased a jx rapotor over the weekend from a bd member, just waiting on it to arrive. Hope you go get em and see you on the water.
     
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    Steve K

    Hey, I'm gettin' bit...
    Jan 2, 2005
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    Steve
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    It's gonna be crowded down there! No less than 9 Long Range boats departing the 25th, 26th and 27th on trips of 6-10 days in length. Last year we all got together and took turns out at the Rocks.

    Wouldn't it be great if some Wahoo showed up on the Ridge? Oh, Yeah! Originally planning on a 3 day, 24-27, it was easy to switch gears for my 7 day on the Angler. Need to buy? Nothing.
    Rods and reels selected, 30 lb, 3 X 40 lb, 3 C 50 lb, 60 lb and 80-100 lb. So, good to go with that. Will be bundling rods on the 25th and heading south on the 26th. After round 3 of the Tour Championship. Go Rickie!
     
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