Which Back-up?

Mickeyfin

Mickeyfin
Jul 18, 2003
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Mickeyfin
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I'm set with one of each from 20 to 80#, [6 rigs] for an up coming 3 dayer. I can probably stretch the 80 to 100 and 60 to 80 if needed. Don't want to bore you with the specific rods/reels but thinking I should add a back-up. Which # would be the 1st to double up on?
Thanks,
Mick
 
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surfgoose

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  • Jul 29, 2010
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    Gary
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    whichever has the longest bunk
    If the goal is big tuna, you will find two complete outfits will be handy. I rig one with lures and the other with a sardine/sinker rig. And just for fun if the tuna are not VW's slashing the surface, it is nice to have a good spinning outfit along. You can get 400 yards of 80# braid on a Shimano Spheros 20K and with a good rod you are not out that much money, and anything up to sixty pounds or so is a Dead Fish Swimming. Maybe larger, I haven't connected with anything bigger on a popper.
     
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    ChicoBob

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  • Mar 10, 2018
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    Robert Wiechert
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    North River
    I always have 2 of 30, 40, and 80. Don't like to be down rigging when they decide to play. Lighter ones rigged all fly line and I have the 80 rigged 1 sinker, 1 jig.
     
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    wils

    lazy-ass well known "member"
    May 31, 2003
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    not a spoiled bitch from san diego
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    bill
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    I hate boats
    as mentioned, if this trip is "triple digit or bust" for the entire 3 days go with a backup 80# in case of "massive equipment failure". If its a normal trip that will work a school of any size under that, start with a backup (or 2) of 40#.
    If you break off on the 80#, the re-rigging will take place as you catch your breath from fighting a triple digit fish. ;)
    If you break off on the current 20-40# 'schoolies', you wont be needing such a long rest period. :)
     
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    2Rotten

    Live in Oregon/Love to Fish San Diego!
    Jan 10, 2010
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    Rod Lathrop
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    24' North River Seahawk Hardtop "Sun Dog"
    If you have a true 100# rig I would bring it. Rig the 80# for sinker rig and use the 100# for night jigs.
     
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    hucklongfin
    hucklongfin
    That was what I did. 80# for sinker rig and 100# for flat fall. I had 2 60# for day time use... one for sinker rig and one for jigs.
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    Jurel Hunter

    We need to talk about your fishing reports.
  • Mar 11, 2007
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    Jim
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    FV Soldandgone
    double up on the 60. one for sinker n one for daytime jig. 80/100 for nite. 40, 30, 25 for fly line. that’s what i wud do.

    have great trip
     
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