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Old 02-08-2016, 12:41   #16
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Re: Reliable fishing gear advice needed

Used gear places or yard sales. Just buy a stout short rod, store it in the 1/4 berth or a long locker. A simple Penn reel and 50-70# test. Frankly my old used one lasted 3+ years at sea, cost me $10 and was always out in the wind, sun and salt stored in the rail rod holder.
I too prefer a rod to handline.
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Re: Reliable fishing gear advice needed

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How do you haul in a hand line with a big fish on it?

What sort of weight are you using to sink the lure if you are sailing along at say 6 knots?

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On a rod I just used rubber squid the most with weighted heads in them. Not sure but maybe 3 oz's? I have used a trolling weight maybe 3-6ft ahead of the lure before though. 4oz. Much of tropical fish are caught with the lure on or near the surface though.
A rod tends to accentuate the pull of the fish, they feel less big on a hand line for sure.
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Used gear places or yard sales. Just buy a stout short rod, store it in the 1/4 berth or a long locker. A simple Penn reel and 50-70# test. Frankly my old used one lasted 3+ years at sea, cost me $10 and was always out in the wind, sun and salt stored in the rail rod holder.
I too prefer a rod to handline.
Good advice...5 ft stout boat rod and a very old Penn 350 reel will do the job(most of the time) for me..
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Re: Reliable fishing gear advice needed

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.
Teach him how to fish and he will sit in a boat & drink beer all day.
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Give a man a trite saying and he will re-post it in multiple threads.
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Re: Reliable fishing gear advice needed

Been Cruising for decades and gave up the rod and reels ages ago. The handline with a bungee is what we use. Here in French Polynesia we have lost a number of lures. Big toothy fish(Wahoo, Sharks, etc). Now using 150lb test wire braid. Bound to lessen the hookups but heck we are miles away from a place to buy more lures and when we do see they they are shockingly expensive!! But most thing are here in paradise

300lb tuna cord, 150lb Wire leader, Bungee cord, clothes pin...... Hopefully that equals "Fish On!"

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