alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial trip report - spirit of adventure 6/16-21/2014
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« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2014, 04:17:06 PM »

i think i may have said that i didn't like working on them. Grin Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

 MAY HAVE SAID!! Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2014, 05:13:15 PM »

i think i may have said that i didn't like working on them.  i never said i didn't know how to use one!   Grin
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« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2014, 08:21:44 PM »

i hate spinners.......    Grin

in all fairness to our fearless leader, it was about repairs. obviously alan knows how to use - 50# braid right to the hook for the big boys. Shocked
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« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2014, 08:25:40 PM »

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« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2014, 05:30:37 AM »

that's a monster broomtail  Shocked we call those scamp grouper in Florida. They do not get that big though.
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« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2014, 08:43:17 AM »

Alan as always an excellent report. here's a big thanks to you...
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« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2014, 09:51:30 AM »

that's a monster broomtail  Shocked we call those scamp grouper in Florida. They do not get that big though.

Not sure they are they same species as Scamp.
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« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2014, 06:30:03 PM »

Loved the Quigley shootout video!!!  Grin Grin
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« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2014, 06:18:21 AM »

As I prep for my upcoming 4-day, I'm wondering: On your trip, what lb-test line (mono) was most frequently used? (I'm trying to decide what/how much to bring.)

Thanks!  Smiley

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« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2014, 06:24:27 AM »

I fished 12'-16' (from the reel to the rod tip and back to the reel) 30# and 50# Fluorocarbon leaders on 25# and 50# rigs for everything but trolling, my trolling rig had 80# mono.  The rigs I loaned Jimmer were set up the same way, 30# on the 25# rig and 50# on the 40# rig.  The first day Jimmer was the hot stick (7 YT), the second day he was right on top with several of us in the 7 to 8 YT range.

The topshots were longer than the 10' ones I usually use because the deckhands cut off a lot of hooks if they were deep so I didn't have to change the L-2-L topshots often.
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« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2014, 07:29:39 AM »

40lb and 50lb. ~30' of mono top shot to 5-6' of fluoro.

The Fin Nor LT100 had only ~12' of 50 lb mono top shot since I was casting/dropping/yoyoing jigs and irons on it--no flylining.
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« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2014, 07:58:19 AM »

Hm, guess I definitely need to buy some flouro... 30lb and 50lb, yes? I've never used the stuff before and caught tons of fish without it, but I gather it's practically de rigeur these days, so... back to the wallet. <sigh>  Undecided

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Can I attach it to the mono with a blood knot?
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« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2014, 08:18:13 AM »

I hooked all my yellowtails with 40lb topshots. most of them with this setup, 50lb izorline spectra top with no more than 7' of fluoro. the 2nd one, my yoyo outfit, i started with straight ande 40lb clear mono and nothing till i tied a 6' fluoro using a uni-uni connection and voila 2 hook ups. guess the fluoro worked  Huh?...
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« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2014, 08:40:37 AM »

Hm, guess I definitely need to buy some flouro... 30lb and 50lb, yes? I've never used the stuff before and caught tons of fish without it, but I gather it's practically de rigeur these days, so... back to the wallet. <sigh>  Undecided

~A~

Can I attach it to the mono with a blood knot?


Yes. Practice (if needed) with mono to mono first before doing it for real with fluoro.

I used the triple surgeon's knot.

I had some of the Hi Seas Fluoro on the trip; it's the least expensive fluoro I've found:
http://www.charkbait.com/cs/cshleader.htm
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« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2014, 09:39:32 AM »

Hm, guess I definitely need to buy some flouro... 30lb and 50lb, yes? I've never used the stuff before and caught tons of fish without it, but I gather it's practically de rigeur these days, so... back to the wallet. <sigh>  Undecided

~A~

Can I attach it to the mono with a blood knot?

Aiala:  Also put a drop of super glue on the knot.  I have had flouro unravel at the knot.  There is plenty of information on the net on best ways to attach.  Pick the easiest and use the glue.  Dominick
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