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Old 20-06-2012, 15:41   #1
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fishing setup

Hi,

I will be sailing from Vancouver to San Diego in Aug and would like to setup a fishing line.
I have no experience with this. Can someone tell me what line I need (color and Lbs) and what else is needed? I hear that you need a lead line?

I did go to the local fishing store but they deal with trolling and not so much in dragging a line behind a sailboat.

Any help or pictures? On how you set it up are welcome
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Old 20-06-2012, 15:47   #2
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Re: fishing setup

100 pound test line, Cuban yoyo and a cedar plug. Length of surgical tubing or good bungee to take the shock of the strike.
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Old 20-06-2012, 15:50   #3
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Re: fishing setup

what i used and had many successful days with--100pound test line with a double hook rigged lure, magenta and pink.... caught dinner every day.

we only used long line with lure, slipknot in line tie line to shroud and wait. dinner will come.

hand over hand boating of the fish is more comfortable to me than is using a rod n reel and winding it in----the slipknot will pop and you will hear the shroud sing, fish will set and if ye dont immediately bring 'er in, fishie will be half eaten by things of the deep or gone. i wear leather sailing gloves for fishing.
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Old 20-06-2012, 16:04   #4
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Re: fishing setup

Thanks for the tips. do you connect the lure to the 100lbs line directly or do you put some stainless line in between? Does the line have to be clear or color?

Also do you add any weights?
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Old 20-06-2012, 16:08   #5
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Re: fishing setup

my fishing consultant said no leader is needed.
the barracuda didnt cut the line so i feel is good to go --i caught barracuda, bonito, tuna, --i didnt catch my dorado yet--they need yellow and green colored lure.
silver and blue or red is also a good mix--white instead of silver, also-- those are flying fish colors and those are everyone's favorite foods down there under water....
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Re: fishing setup

Thanks Zeehag.

Is your 100lb line mono clear line or 3 strand color one?
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Re: fishing setup

braided-looking blue one...is really thick. use thimbles and crimped fittings
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Re: fishing setup

Like this one?

(ePacket to USA)4 STRANDS SUPER STRONG 300M 100LB B DYNEEMA BRAID FISHING LINE | eBay
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Re: fishing setup

looks similar---works well.
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Re: fishing setup

I heard that the line should be clear so the fish can't see it. So you connect your lure at the end of this line??
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Re: fishing setup

i doubt the fishies can see it past the lure.....and the leader is transparent so is all goood..had lot of good luck with this set up.
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Re: fishing setup

Cuban Yo Yo hand line for Trolling.
1) They are compact,

2) Quick to rig because the line, leader, and lure can be stored assembled, and tangle-free.
3) Load the yo-yo with 150 to 200 feet of 60- to 100-pound test line. Attach the line to the yo-yo with a slip knot with a fishermans knot or improved clinch knot.
4) Add a trolling sinker, 2-6 ounces, to suit typical depths and speed. Some fish (mahi-mahi and other bluewater fish) prefer surface lures that incorporate all the weight that is needed.
5) Add a 20 foot leader, to separate the lure from the sinker.
6) Pick a lure or cedar plug
7) Let out all of the line at a suitable speed; 3-4 knots for striped bass, 4-6 knots for blues, mackerel, and bluewater game fish
8) Attach the yo-yo to the stern rail with a sling and carabineer or just a strap. The stretch inherent in the 200 feet of line will easily stretch 10-20 feet with a big fish
9) Clip the line about 2 feet out to a trolling release which is a Quick Snatch Release Clip (a loop of line will give a cleaner release), removing the tension from the yo-yo and allowing it to hang down. Once hanging a hit will pull the Cuban yo yo up and straight out to horizontal.
10) Have some gloves handy to hand line your fish in.

How many people fish on passage?
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Re: fishing setup

Thanks Cotemar this is great help. in the first picture what is the black line with the orange ball on it?
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Thanks Cotemar this is great help. in the first picture what is the black line with the orange ball on it?
It is the leader and is already on the Cuban Yo Yo when you buy it:
5) Add a 20 foot leader, to separate the lure from the sinker.
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