Which UC Rods?

Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by Rodless_Jim, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. Rodless_Jim

    Rodless_Jim I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Mark, how did you like the acid wrap? I've never used one.
     
  2. hucklongfin

    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

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    The acid wrap worked well. No problem railing it and no twisting of the rod, it’s very stable.
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  3. wahoodad

    wahoodad Yaddah X3

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    God bless you, you are on fire. BUT, I watched the video on Youtube, and I got seasick watching your rod wobble back and forth Mark. Made my wrists sore just watching.
    I was born in the show me state, and seeing is believing to me, and currently no plans of any acid wrapped rods for me :D
     
  4. hucklongfin

    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

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    I’m actually from Missouri! That rail is small so there isn’t much contact between the rail and the rod so you rock some on the crank. They added that cord to the rail after Alan landed his fish because the rod really slid around on it. It would’ve been more stable on the crank if I’d have put my left hand on the reel rather than on the rod.
     
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  5. Paparockcal

    Paparockcal Old Dude

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    You guys are killing me! I miss fishing the salt soooooo much! I have been going to a neurologist seeking help for all my problems if I could only go one more time!!! I would have to rent tackle as I have either sold or given away all my old gear.

    I am hoping to save enough to buy one rig if I can get my oldest step-son into saltwater fish when he retires early soon. Maybe he will take me with him since I gave him all my last saltwater tackle and boxes.

    I'm trying to figure out what UC rig would be the most used by and old fart like me. No big rigs or big fish anymore those days are long gone. I used to fish for big fish, sting rays and sharks.
     
  6. Rodless_Jim

    Rodless_Jim I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    AFTERWORD:

    The end of at least this part of the rod saga: I took delivery today. Have a look!
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    I am just geeked to have these ready. April 21st can't come soon enough!
     
  7. r8rs4lf

    r8rs4lf I've posted enough I should edit this section

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  8. RockHopperNCKA

    RockHopperNCKA Well-Known "Member"

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    Nice!
     
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  9. Juanba

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    If I remember you are a Diawa man.

    What reels are you fishing on your
    Preditor and Tilefish ?

    Oops just noticed you already answered my question.!
    no need to answer I saw your
    earlier post.
     
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  10. Jim Schmitt

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    Hey Mark,
    How did you like the 76HP? I bought this one for 40# bait, but haven't got to fish it. Feels pretty stout,almost thinking it could fish #50 if it had to.
    Jim
     
  11. Jim Schmitt

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  12. hucklongfin

    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

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    Sorry, I just got back from PV tonight. I like the 76HP for a solid 40#. I use the Tilefish for 50#. I’m up to 5 UC’s now. I picked up a Tilefish Jr for 30# and a Invictus for 130#.
     
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    Thanks Tom.
    I just picked up a UC 80 Predator and a Valiant BV2-600 in blue and silver. Going to be my new 50-60 bait stick. Trying to decide if I'm going to put 65 vs 80# spectra on the reel. Thanks for the feedback on the UC 76 HP.
    Jim
     
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  14. The Bushman

    The Bushman The Bushman

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    Hey... Nice Rods!!! (But then I'm a little biased).. ;)
     
  15. Yellowtail Dan

    Yellowtail Dan I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Congrats on the new sticks Jim!' Very nice
     
  16. Rodless_Jim

    Rodless_Jim I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Thanks all (and especially John and Ken). They will very soon be put to their intended use...26 days.
     
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  17. JohnTFT

    JohnTFT Insomniac

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    And you should be biased.

    Your work is awesome. The rods you create are functional and aesthetically beautiful.

    Keep it up.

    Its rare when craftsmanship and artisanship meet.
     
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  18. Terryw

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    Just got back from a 17 day on the Royal Star and followed up with a Loreto yellowtail trip. UC's rock! Cow on the big stuff. The Predator 76 and 7 were fantastic on the 30-40# yellowtail. Probably going to fill in the quiver with an 80H for 30#. Maybe and a 76 Wahoo Jr for 40#. These blanks bring the fish in quick and easy.
     
  19. Justin1976

    Justin1976 Fishful thinkin!

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