Dwayne is right, as always, about hook size and the need to use sharp 4/0-5/0 hooks. At the start of the trip I had many designer hooks in 2/0-3/0 and suffered numerous hook pulls, not cut offs. Some were after great fights right at gaff and that really hurts. I will invest in 4/0 Owner flyliner hooks after watching Dwayne's success with them. I haven't seen 5/0 flyliners listed anywhere so far. Do they sell or make those? Longer leaders were the ticket in the 18" and 24" length. I had many fish lost when the leader was inhaled past the leader and the bit off. If I tried a 12" length bite offs were always the result. I thought it was timing and I was not acting fast enough, but it was probably that I had a too short wire length. I agree that if an angler wants to be more successful at catching wahoo, jump on the Vagabond and listen to Mike Lackey's advice. On a very tough wahoo fight, after running around the boat my line became caught under the boat. I thought I was cooked, but Mike had other ideas. Yes, the V gaff was used, but that did not work. I looked over and Mike was hanging by his feet trying to get me free, yes the skipper! Soon after that two more deckhands were hanging by their feet - quite a sight. I felt bad to be a bother, but they were on a mission to help me. They tried everything they could and were all reaching far under the boat with the long gaffs to get my wahoo. They did! My tip was instantly raised and my opinion raised though it was already very high.