We use 1/4 nylon 3 strand 60 to 70 feet with a 12 foot mono 100 to 200 lb leader. Roller bearing between the two a must and top quality stainless. Nylon cleated to stern with a truckers bungee tied to line. Line has a 5 foot loop of line between the two ends of bungee so fish
can pull on bungee. I do keep a pair of gloves ion the cockpit
as the mono can do harm to hands.
The only lures I use are hootchies in all colors, they look like squid, no bigger than 5 inches. We buy all our gear
at the commercial fishing
supply stores in Ballard WA. Heavy duty double tuna hook, stainless and the heaviest ones made or else they will straiten out real fast. That gear
will land you darado, tuna, Wahoo and bill fish
Pull your line in at night as things that bite at night you don't want, sharks and pretty good size squid. Know one cruising family
who had a hell of a time with a 4 foot squid one night off the California
coast. Once they got it in the cockpit
they had all the trouble they could handle.
My worst nightmare was half way between Bora Bora
just before dark when a giant black marlin hooked up and tail walked with great speed right at the stern of the boat. Thought he was coming in but continued past with line bending a stancion before breaking at leader.
Remember you are meat hunting and a hand line makes it easy to pull in any 3 or 4 foot darado, no effort at all.