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Old 07-09-2008, 05:32 PM
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Shimano Saragosa's

It seemed like the post from The First Light guys spun off a bit....but, I bought 2 (14000 I think not the biggest one) with the Max Drag of 44lbs. They are awesome. I use 2 VS250 and my customers use the Shimanos. They have beat on over 40 Tuna to 125lbs this year with ease. They are one of the best reels under $300 out there IMO. Hold a Butt load of Braid and lots of drag!
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:30 PM
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Thanks Mike. That was the info I was looking for.
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Old 07-09-2008, 08:01 PM
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Old 07-09-2008, 08:32 PM
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Over 40 so far this year? That's better than a fish per day average since the first fish showed up in the begining of June. That's got to put you as high hook in the NE so far this year.

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Old 07-09-2008, 08:46 PM
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We've hooked, landed, busted or cut a bunch off (30-40 easily) to save em after 10-15 minutes of fighting. I've got 200 hours on my boat and fished for stripers twice. I don't count fish but we've had 4-5 MULTI fish days. My point was the Shimano Sustains I had last year melted after 3 big days. These reels are solid.
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Your customers let you cut off fish?

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Old 07-09-2008, 09:27 PM
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If they have landed/boated one ....ya. What's the sense? You can't lift a 100lb fish out for a pic. We get color and WHACK with the knife. Well a simple tap on the braid with the knife. We really need the 40-60's to show up soon. Most customers can't land/fight these anyway.
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Old 07-10-2008, 04:59 AM
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you must be a great boat handler

I fight these 50+ inch fish with Penn 30's and 50's and can get them to the boat the 1st time in 15 minutes; but then it takes another 10 or so to control them so we can either gaff or release.

One time with a pair of 10 year olds on the rod we could not get close to the fish for over 30 minutes. Can you imagine that?

What's your secret to getting on top of them so quickly and controlling them for such a quick release?

I'm only having 2-3 fish days because these fish take so darn long to control and release that the school has moved on or gone down.

I do agree that releasing them in the water is a must; at least with my big trolling hooks and 2 or 300# leader we can muscle the fish close and more often than not shake it off the hook; I'll bet releasing a fish with a plug in its mouth is not easy.
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:45 AM
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I am in a Center Console, you're not. I am not using/casting plugs right now. That's all I am saying.
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:21 AM
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If you fish in the bay and dont have over fourty fish yet, your just a loser or dont really know how to fish. Or maybe you just post on this site more than you fish.
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:58 AM
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If you fish in the bay and dont have over fourty fish yet, your just a loser or dont really know how to fish. Or maybe you just post on this site more than you fish.
Or maybe possibly you have a life and a job that precludes you from being on the water every minute of everyday????? How many do you have????
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:24 AM
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"If they have landed/boated one ....ya. What's the sense? You can't lift a 100lb fish out for a pic. We get color and WHACK with the knife. Well a simple tap on the braid with the knife. We really need the 40-60's to show up soon. Most customers can't land/fight these anyway."

Umm...seriously? Which is higher for you this year, your ocean lure and braid bill or fuel?

I bet there's an industry in dragging the bay for those tuna carcasses and salvaging the plugs.

Also, why do you bring customers to a place where they can't land or even fight the fish you're going for?
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:17 AM
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And some people wonder why Mike doesnt post so much anymore, cant say one thing without being annihilated. Geeze.
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