What To Leave Home?

Warlord

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  • Jul 7, 2005
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    Steve
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    22' Supreme Wakeboard Boat
    I've got a 10 day in late October and a 9 day fly down and back to Cabo in January. I think I should leave some equipment home. Eighteen outfits seems way overkill. I like to have multiple setups when wahoo are around and with the small grade YFT, I'll bring some lighter gear. I usually leave the 25 and 30# stuff at home. But...

    Help me decide what stays.

    UC Invictus w/ Talica 50
    UC Viper 7'6" w/ Mak 20 Sea
    UC Centaur w/ Penn 30SW
    UC Raptor 8' w/ Penn 16VISX
    UC Raptor 7'6" w/ Penn 12VISX
    Calstar Bob Sands Spec. 7'6" w/ Talica 16
    Black Hole 801H w/ Twin Power 14000
    Shikari 7950 w/ Fathom 40NII
    UC Wahoo 8' w/ Andros 12SNII
    Lamiglass 528 w/ Shimano TN40
    Phenix 869XH w/ Tranx 500
    Phenix 809XHJ w/ Andros 12II
    Seeker Ulua 10' w/ Penn 113HN
    Seeker D8 w/ Fathom 25NII
    Phenix 869XH w/ TN20A
    Graphtec 80M w/ Tranx 400
    Calstar 850M w/ Torque 25
    Black Hole Cape Cod SPJ w/ Ocea Jigger 1500
     
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    Brad I

    Common Sense Isn't Common Enough
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    Here ya go: 10 outfits that will cover an October 10 day trip....at least I certainly hope so because its what I'm taking on my October 10 day. :)

    30# wahoo bait
    40# bait
    40# bait
    50# bait
    60/80# bait
    troll/dropper loop/heavy bait
    surface iron
    wahoo
    wahoo
    wahoo

    notes--all wahoo outfits can double as yoyo. Any 30-50 outfit can be used for bait making.
     
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    Lake

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    Mar 31, 2003
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    here is my advice-
    Leave nothing at home...

    a 10 day you can run into many many different situations.
    good luck!
    I don’t mind that advice but just be cognizant of others when storing all your gear. I’m putting together my arsenal for my RP 10 day and finding I may bring 15 rods, and a lot more reels. I’ll keep my long rod in one of the un numbered rocket launchers, and my box on the deck. Everything else will be upstairs or in my SKB rod holders. I remember my first trip back into long ranging one guy took the first 15 spaces for his rods, and had three tackle boxes in prime spots.
     
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    egarratt

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    I don’t mind that advice but just be cognizant of others when storing all your gear. I’m putting together my arsenal for my RP 10 day and finding I may bring 15 rods, and a lot more reels. I’ll keep my long rod in one of the un numbered rocket launchers, and my box on the deck. Everything else will be upstairs or in my SKB rod holders. I remember my first trip back into long ranging one guy took the first 15 spaces for his rods, and had three tackle boxes in prime spots.

    That guy be an "a-hole".
     
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    Steve K

    Hey, I'm gettin' bit...
    Jan 2, 2005
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    Well, looks like you have a lot of stuff there. I think Brad has the right idea, decide what you want to do, and then pick an outfit for that application. Then, do you need a backup, or two? Like jigs and bombs for Wahoo, at least two, three better.

    And, be sure to bring your wallet and credit cards, because based on rods and reels, you’re gonna want to drop a few hundred on jigs, bombs and other terminal tackle.

    I like the Lamiglas 528 and the Trini 40. Get some!
     
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    Steve K

    Hey, I'm gettin' bit...
    Jan 2, 2005
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    18' Bayrunner, but I like the American Angler and the Red Rooster III
    You want crazy, I’ll give you crazy. Boarded Shogun on the 13th for a 3 day. 8 rods, 9 reels. 3 rods and 4 reels didn’t get rigged up as it was the stuff I brought just in case we went to SCI which we did not do.

    Rigged for bait:
    25 lb on an 8’ rod
    30 lb on a 7’ rod
    40 lb on a 7’ rod
    Rigged for jigs:
    40 lb on an 8’6” rod for surface iron
    50 lb on a 7’ rod for YoYo iron

    3 day... :)
     
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    Olddog8

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    Sold long ago
    I've got a 10 day in late October and a 9 day fly down and back to Cabo in January. I think I should leave some equipment home. Eighteen outfits seems way overkill. I like to have multiple setups when wahoo are around and with the small grade YFT, I'll bring some lighter gear. I usually leave the 25 and 30# stuff at home. But...

    Help me decide what stays.

    UC Invictus w/ Talica 50
    UC Viper 7'6" w/ Mak 20 Sea
    UC Centaur w/ Penn 30SW
    UC Raptor 8' w/ Penn 16VISX
    UC Raptor 7'6" w/ Penn 12VISX
    Calstar Bob Sands Spec. 7'6" w/ Talica 16
    Black Hole 801H w/ Twin Power 14000
    Shikari 7950 w/ Fathom 40NII
    UC Wahoo 8' w/ Andros 12SNII
    Lamiglass 528 w/ Shimano TN40
    Phenix 869XH w/ Tranx 500
    Phenix 809XHJ w/ Andros 12II
    Seeker Ulua 10' w/ Penn 113HN
    Seeker D8 w/ Fathom 25NII
    Phenix 869XH w/ TN20A
    Graphtec 80M w/ Tranx 400
    Calstar 850M w/ Torque 25
    Black Hole Cape Cod SPJ w/ Ocea Jigger 1500

    I feel better about myself when people are crazier than me.

    On 5 days or longer, I shoot for 8 set-ups and usually settle for no more than 12. 15-18 day trips are tough for me. Remember you have to rig them all, keep them fresh water rinsed through out the trip, and clean them all at the end

    Being a tackle ho is not easy...:-)
     
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    Steve K

    Hey, I'm gettin' bit...
    Jan 2, 2005
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    Really two different trips, 10 day vs. 9 day Fly/Fly. More rigs needed for the 10 day because of the variety. The January trip, pretty much what I’ve said many times: only 3 species to fish for, Giant Yellowfin, Wahoo, and Bait.
     
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    hucklongfin

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    Take on the 10 day...

    UC Viper 7'6" w/ Mak 20 Sea
    UC Raptor 8' w/ Penn 16VISX
    Calstar Bob Sands Spec. 7'6" w/ Talica 16
    Black Hole 801H w/ Twin Power 14000
    Shikari 7950 w/ Fathom 40NII
    UC Wahoo 8' w/ Andros 12SNII
    Phenix 869XH w/ Tranx 500
    Phenix 809XHJ w/ Andros 12II
    Seeker Ulua 10' w/ Penn 113HN
    Phenix 869XH w/ TN20A
    Calstar 850M w/ Torque 25


    I take 11: 100#, 80#, 60#, 2x50#, 2x40#, 30#, 2xWahoo bomb/surface iron, Popper. I have 10 days at the beginning of Oct and early Nov this year. I'll probably leave the 80# home for the Oct trip and take another spinner.
     
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    FishRock

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    I get by with 4 on a 14-16 day and could easily get everything done with these on any give trip. But I am fine multi-purposing my gear and not having backups.

    100#, 80#, 60#, 50#-30#
     
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    BluefinCurly

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    Aug 15, 2004
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    Vagabond, The Last Minute
    Rigged for bait:
    25 lb on an 8’ rod
    30 lb on a 7’ rod
    40 lb on a 7’ rod
    Rigged for jigs:
    40 lb on an 8’6” rod for surface iron
    50 lb on a 7’ rod for YoYo iron

    Naw, Steve (Warlord) is a Tall guy (we call him Stevesquatch).
    Fish the 8 footers for bait.

    I'd leave that pos Tranx at home though!

    As far as PV, shit all you need is Brian's Phoenix and Talica 16.
    Didn't you get 2 cows on that rig?
     
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    TOTW

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    Chris L
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    Leo's
    I've got a 10 day in late October and a 9 day fly down and back to Cabo in January. I think I should leave some equipment home. Eighteen outfits seems way overkill. I like to have multiple setups when wahoo are around and with the small grade YFT, I'll bring some lighter gear. I usually leave the 25 and 30# stuff at home. But...

    Help me decide what stays.

    UC Invictus w/ Talica 50
    UC Viper 7'6" w/ Mak 20 Sea
    UC Centaur w/ Penn 30SW
    UC Raptor 8' w/ Penn 16VISX
    UC Raptor 7'6" w/ Penn 12VISX
    Calstar Bob Sands Spec. 7'6" w/ Talica 16
    Black Hole 801H w/ Twin Power 14000
    Shikari 7950 w/ Fathom 40NII
    UC Wahoo 8' w/ Andros 12SNII
    Lamiglass 528 w/ Shimano TN40
    Phenix 869XH w/ Tranx 500
    Phenix 809XHJ w/ Andros 12II
    Seeker Ulua 10' w/ Penn 113HN
    Seeker D8 w/ Fathom 25NII
    Phenix 869XH w/ TN20A
    Graphtec 80M w/ Tranx 400
    Calstar 850M w/ Torque 25
    Black Hole Cape Cod SPJ w/ Ocea Jigger 1500

    You know that you won’t be touching a few of those outfits. Problem is, you never know in advance. The RP has tons of storage, and upper-deck space, so your only real issue will be transport—and as someone mentioned, the clean up after. To get a jump on that, I bring a couple towels and a spray bottle to give all my reels a fresh-water spritzing and wipe down on the travel home and store them in the stateroom.
     
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    Intrepid Fan

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    You know that you won’t be touching a few of those outfits. Problem is, you never know in advance. The RP has tons of storage, and upper-deck space, so your only real issue will be transport—and as someone mentioned, the clean up after. To get a jump on that, I bring a couple towels and a spray bottle to give all my reels a fresh-water spritzing and wipe down on the travel home and store them in the stateroom.

    I have been on quite a few trips where the ride home is a shit storm, making it difficult to clean up your gear on the way home.
     
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    Olddog8

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    I have been on quite a few trips where the ride home is a shit storm, making it difficult to clean up your gear on the way home.

    They call it "up hill" for a good reason. I think most of my trips 8 days or longer have had a hunker down and hold on day. Some shorter trips too.

    But there is usually decent moments to break some gear down and wash it off.

    I and many others I have fished with spray our rods and reels with freshwater everyday. I bring a spray bottle just for that purpose.
     
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