Thinking about a new reel for wahoo.

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  1. Baller

    Baller Jig Chucker

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    That is one of my setups (Which doubles as a heavy yoyo for YT) and the other being the 700H with a JX Raptor.
     
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    I know some smarter people then me have said that they would you a 2 speed just incase they hook up with a YFT and not a hoo, and I'll take their advice every time since they have years and years of experience with LR fishing and are considered LR gods on this site.
     
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  3. skipjackrobert

    skipjackrobert I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I think the rod and reel would be great and rarely can the rod be 2 stiff for wahoo. That said, I have not pulled on the axis x2h...that didn't make sense did it? :)
     
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    :jig::jig:Jx raptor all the small & lite can throw iron all day with it. The HXJ works very well just a bit heavier . I love my JX...:jig::jig: Matched with a GFGR 875H game on this bad boy replaced my 700h . The 700 one of my yo yo out fits now .
     
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    My favorite reel is the Avet HX/2, but I must admit it's a little too large for optimal casting. Heavier than necessary for wahoo.

    Last year on the RP we were instructed to fight wahoo using only the high gears. Like most people, I chose to stick with a two speed anyway.
     
  6. Big carp

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    Hi, what so you think about a spinning reel? Just an idea, cast like crazy and winds like hell.
     
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    Spinning reels for wahoo rock…….I have caught many wahoo with my spinning outfits…..it has to be high quality with a good drag system and a fairly stiff rod….no backlashes, ability to cast into the wind, no leveling line, high speed retrieve..I use Stella 8000 and 10000 reels…. Randy Penny is wrapping me a United Composite 8' tilefish spinner just for wahoo as we type.
     
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  8. dh515

    dh515 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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  9. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    So, Kevin, what does Ken have to say? Like the old commercial for E.F. Hutton:

    When Ken Corwin speaks, people listen. ;)
     
  10. reellady

    reellady I'd rather be catching TUNA

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    I love and only use the trinadads for wahoo and the smaller tuna. I have 4 and they work great. I just caught 4 tuna a couple of days ago. Great reels.
     
  11. eric harner

    eric harner Caliente Tuna

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    Those Stella's go for over $1000 greenbacks . IMO they are bottom heavy ..in other words I like to hold the reel in my left hand with the rod under my left arm pit sometimes during the fight , I also use the rail when needed . Can't do with a coffee grinder . Don't know if they make a rail rod for a grinder ....bet if they do mucho $$$. Also were did you get the idea you have to cast a mile out for hoo's ...toss it out 30 / 40 yds if that let your jig trop to a 45 deg put it gear and wind like a crazy man .
     
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    hey different strokes……i have caught a ton of hoo on conventionals…..no one said you had to cast a mile but try to cast a conventional into a 15 kt wind….i don't normally need the rail for wahoo….do you? No one has ever said Long Range fishing is inexpensive….lol

    A spinner is just one more weapon in the tool box.
     
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    reellady I'd rather be catching TUNA

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    I agree with Fishy, you can even yoyo for hoo. The rail is not needed or warranted for hoo, as they run like hell
     
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    Workplacesafety Reducing workplace injuries and illnesses

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    One of these day's I'm going to try one of Mr. Buzz's spinners. Please no cameras. I don't care if I ever see another wahoo, that bite last fall/winter was the all timer for me and I'm done with them. Looking forward to some YFT and old yellers next week, got a feeling the slooooooow wind surface iron show may be on again...hope so anyway.
     
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    I agree last years wahoo bite spoiled me……but I can't promise no cameras…..lol

    Jeff three more weeks and I will using some of your "special" surface iron for those yellers at the ridge…...
     
  16. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    Hmm, casting into the wind... Not easy with a Sardine, impossible with an anchovy. But chucking a 4-6 oz jig or bomb, not so tough. And remember Wahoo swim all around the boat, so if you're up in the bow, and the wind is in your face, try the other side! Long casts for Wahoo fishing are not nearly as important as having the patience to let your jig sink out before you start your retrieve. Know what I mean?
     
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    Sometimes long casts are needed…….the more water you lure covers the better……in most wahoo fishing I agree letting your lure sink out….but at the rocks last year one didn't have let it sink out as Jeff said the surface iron was killer…..next I want to catch one on a popper. i love this stuff LOL

    Tell you what Steve we'll go up to the bow and cast into a 15 kt wind…..
     
  18. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    Fishy, probably not gonna happen. You know, we fish different boats.....

    But we may be side by side in January. ;)
     
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    I remember two years ago fishing side by side in 25 KTS of wind……woo Hoo that was a e-ticket trip…..
     
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  20. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    Whewm boy howdy, that was breezy! Great fishing though. We had three over 300! I lost a good one to the TaxMan. And Wahoo? Forget about it. Times change, imagine it half as good as last year. :)
     

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