new record

Discussion in 'Billfish' started by jt2hunt, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. jt2hunt

    jt2hunt Senior Member

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    there was an article about swordfishing in the Fort Worth Star Telegram today. i am unable to find a link. Interesting stuff about catching them without lights. I wish I could find the link. He has the record for number of swords caught and they do not use electric reels.
     

  2. xs_tackle

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  3. jt2hunt

    jt2hunt Senior Member

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    thanks. That was a very interesting read about swordies!
     
  4. d-a

    d-a Senior Member

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    Yea thanks for the link to the article.

    Now Uncle Russ will be bringing 3 more rod/reels and 2 more tackle bags to target Swordies. I am sure glad the boat is as big as it is.

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  5. xs_tackle

    xs_tackle Senior Member

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  6. jt2hunt

    jt2hunt Senior Member

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    the article i posted about the guy catching 100+ swordies does not use electric reels.
     
  7. xs_tackle

    xs_tackle Senior Member

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    the article i posted about the guy catching 100+ swordies does not use electric reels.

    I'm impressed; but not crazy. Most swordie techniques I've heard about involve managing (repeated drops, retrieves, fish fights, etc) 500-2,000 yds of line. You could get a popeye arm or a claw hand or both.
     
  8. jt2hunt

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    hence the need for many crew members.