Tiagra 50 with OTI Depthfinder line

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by Minnow, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. Minnow

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    I just spooled up a Tiagra 50 with 120lb OTI Depthfinder line
     

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  2. gman

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    looks sweet TJ
     

  3. thenewkid

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    nice reel minnow, that should do some damage on some fish, hope it raises plenty for you what rod are you pairing it with?

    PS do have one question would a tiagra 50wlrsa w/130 jb hollow 100 mono# topshot mounted on a penn tuna stick be a good match, and by chance you wouldnt happen to know how much drag pressure that rod can handle would you...
    sry about jackin the thread:eek:
     
  4. Minnow

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    Thanks guys.

    Thenewkid,

    Actually it's not my reel, the reel belong to one of my customer, I am not sure which rod he going to pair with.

    Tiagra 50 match with Penn tuna stick will be a good match, but don't try to use more than 30lb of drag on it.
    I snapped my Penn tuna stick 80-130lb with 32lb of drag ( well I should say I lift a 32lb weight):)
     
  5. MrBill

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    Tiagra 50 match with Penn tuna stick will be a good match, but don't try to use more than 30lb of drag on it.
    I snapped my Penn tuna stick 80-130lb with 32lb of drag ( well I should say I lift a 32lb weight):)

    Minnow,

    How many yards did you get on that tiagra 50W? I would think around 1200-1500 yards if you filled it all the way. I'm curious which Tuna Stick you shattered with 32 pounds of weight. I've broken the all black one because they use to much graphite in them. I've never broken one of the white E-glass ones.

    Excuse the mess in the below pictures. I've got a 12' long table full of stuff I'm rigging. I'm in the process of getting ready for a trip Sunday. I grabbed one of the black series and one of the white series of tuna sticks from my inventory. Is the one you snapped in the picture?
     

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  6. gman

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    shibukis, baby runbohs, tackle house contact, williamson lots of $$$ on that table. I just put all my gear away and now Im thinking of jumping on that big e december trip

    I used to use the Penn V ARA series and never had an issue before i switched out
     
  7. MrBill

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    gman,

    You know your tackle. Only thing you got wrong was the Williamson soft baits. Those are swimbaits by Granddads Tackle. People have been having very good luck with them at the floaters. I bought a half dozen to try. He does a good job with them. I was impressed when I got them. I should have bought a hundred. Very inexpensive. OH, you missed the Volador by Mangrove Studio's.

    I've also packed a bunch of pencil type poppers and a bunch of OTI poppers. I'm going to pass them out to friends. If I didn't already have a trip already paid for on Dec 14th, I'd jump on the Big E for the first time. Maybe I'll see you guys at one of the floaters that weekend. I think were staying a couple of nights offshore unless we limit out the first night. Which will probably happen. It's been real hot out there. Look for me. I'll be the guy winching in all the tuna on another boat.:D

    Those Shibuki's by Tacklehouse are very interesting. Someone went to a lot of trouble designing them. They are 186mm in length (7 3/8") and are 80g's.
    Heres a diagram of how they are made.
     

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  8. Minnow

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    MrBill,

    1000 yards with room for about 50-100 yards top shot.
    I snapped the white e-glass blank, i think it was the same model like your on the picture.

    MrBill, what is the average size tuna at Nobel Broudreaux?
    I might have a chance to fish it the first week end of December.

    How do you like your Duo Split ring plier? is it better than Duel Gt plier?
     
  9. TeamOso

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    please excuse the newb question....but why would somebody need depthfinder line on a 50w? jig with that or?
     
  10. MrBill

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    That's the first white e-glass tuna stick I've ever heard of snapping. Congratulations. Your now officially a member of the rod snapping club.:)

    I never have been to Nobel Bordeaux. But I have some buddies that have gone three times in the last two weeks. It's been on fire. By midnight they have a boat limit of YF's iced down. I understand that about 15% of them are 100 to 115 lbs. They haven't even bothered to send out chunks. All on swimbaits, pencil poppers and big poppers. Blackfins are too thick to jig for YF's. Waste of time jigging. Can't lower your jig past the BF's. Bordeaux is sitting in 8000' of water. I'm hoping to be at Broudreaux Sunday night. They are having transmission problems with one of the engines. Should be fixed today. Marlin bite is very good around sunset also. If you like sharks, they told me there are a lot of big mako's lurking around.


    The Duo split ring plier is awesome. It's really for the larger size rings. I would say size 9 on up. I use another pair for the smaller rings. The duo is very well built. Anodized aluminum and stainless construction. It has a little groove on the tip to help grasp the round part on the split ring. I'll see if I can get a close up.

    The Duel is very nice also. I need to buy a pair. I have a Knock-Off pair that I shattered when using them to crimp on some mono sleeves. You get what you pay for.
     
  11. MrBill

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    Here's a blow up of the groove machined into the tip of the Duo. For the big rings, you put the machined groove on one part of the split ring and when you squeezed the lower jaws spreads the split ring. I hope this make sense.
     

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  12. fathom

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    Mr. Bill,

    The blue shabuki is a ringer for a swimming flyer, produced several yf on the last trip till I forgot to retie!
    Ouch!$$
     
  13. Minnow

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    Thanks for the info MrBill and good luck on your trip. pls take some picture.

    Duel split ring plier is much more comfortable compare to the Braids split ring plier. i have both and i like the Duel much more.
     
  14. STx Fisherman

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    Mr. Bill....

    Thanks for the info on the Duo split ring pliers....sounds like a nice set of pliers. The pliers are definitely worth the dollars spent...saves a ton of time rigging up jigs. I use a pair of Shimano split ring pliers that allows you to lock the ring in....very helpful.

    The Black/Silver and Blue/Silver colored Shibuki lures did extremely well on the last Big E trip...(sorry guys if I gave up a trade secret here).

    Good luck on your trip! Take some pics....and let us know how you did.
     
  15. ksong

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    These lures are no secret. :)

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  16. thenewkid

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    hey kil, those are lookin kinda nice where do you get them, and do you think i could use those on a partyboat up here in the canyons we had 20-60 lb yf crashin all arond the boat do you think those would have worked if i threw one of those or a popper when we stopped while trollin to reel in fish or do you think it woulda juss slowed the boat down
     
  17. STx Fisherman

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    Kil,

    Do you rig all of those like #3? I like the barrel swivel at the front....keeps line from twisting. Thanks for the pic!
     
  18. MrBill

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    These lures are no secret. :)

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    In order, top to bottom.
    Tackle shibuki with lip
    Tackle shibuki without lip
    Volador by Mangrove Stuido
    Baby Runboh by Smith

    Some of us know our lures.

    Heres the same ones with hooks. I don't use them for teasers.:D Just toying with you Kilsong. Hope you have a sense of humor. I'm sitting here waiting to get the word on transmission work on the boat. As of 5PM today it was still being worked on.:mad:
     

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  19. TeamOso

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    hey mr bill what kinda boat is it? and how far is nobel out of what port? thanks
     
  20. MrBill

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    hey mr bill what kinda boat is it? and how far is Nobel out of what port? thanks

    It's a broken boat right now.:D It's a nice size sportfishing boat. Something I can't afford.:mad: But I will gladly help pay for the fuel for a free ride.:)

    Nobel Bordeaux is in 8000' of water. From Port A it's a long run. Around 190 miles. From SPI its only a 123 miles. Only a three hour trip from SPI. About a 4 hour trip from Port Mansfield. Tuna fishing has over the years always been best South of Port A during the day. Colt 45 is the best formation that marlin trollers catch YF's. Camel Head is sometimes very good.

    For some reason, the YF's are concentrated around Bordeaux. It's almost in Mexican waters. Maybe the current and bait situation is keeping them there. IT's also a very large rig with tons of lights.
     
  21. STx Fisherman

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    Pretty impressive Mr. Bill....looks like you dusted the lures off before your fishing trip....:D

    Now....show us some pics of some tuna!

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    I am not on Gunsmoke's payroll. I offer these jabs completely as an independent individual that likes to offer the stuff back that has been dealt....:D