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I have a privilege to be a speaker of tuna jigging and popping sessions of Canyon Runner Seminars this winter.
Canyon Runner Seminars are unique and prestigeous, and each location attracts 400 fishermen.
The seminars are held in three different places as follows:

- Atlantic City, NJ on January 30, 2010
- Long Island, NY on February 27, 2010
- Mohigan Sun Casino, CT on April 10, 2010

Cayon Runner Seminars

In addition to tuna jigging stuffs, I am going to add tuna popping discussion this year as tuna popping becomes very popular in the US.
It will cover basic tackles and techniques in different areas based on my experiences and observations in Cape Cod, Gulf of Mexico and Panama. I hope to see many members at the seminars and discuss together.
 

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The Canyon Runner seminars at Atlantic City, NJ yesterday was a big success as usual. All 400 tickets were sold out.
After one hour seminar together in as big room, they were spreaded to 19 breakout sessions with different topics. good numbers of fishermen joined my 5 tuna jiggign and popping sessions and they were very sincere. After 5 sessions, I was dead tired, but I was very pleased I could help them to understand what tuna jigging and popping are all about.

I brought 39 different jigging and popping rods at the seminar, but I didn't have enough time to explain the characteristics of each rod.:mad:

I tried to mix tuna jigging and popping this year, but it seems majority attendats were still more interested in jigging and I stayed mostly in jigging topics. Upcoming LI and Mohigan Sun Ct seminars might be different story.

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The interesting thing was knot testing machine which can test any know immediately.
They used 40 lbs Trilene mono line and they best knot was double clinch knot which broke at 52 lbs. Most knots couldn't reach 40 lbs mark. Palomar knot showed its strenght by breaking at 48 lbs. My No-name knot was so and so by breaking at 40.4 lbs.




Big crowd during breakout sessions.










Basil Papas always draw crowd.
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The CR guys put on a great show. For $110 it's a great day. I always run into guys I haven't seen in a while and learn something new.

See you in CT Kil.
 

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I can't wait!!! Dying to pull on those new carbon rods Kil!!

Kil, in CT, we are doing an Offshore Night with Terry Nugent about the CC BFT and popping for them. We had over 60 people sign up for it within a couple weeks, so you should probably be ready for a lot of popping questions at the CT seminar! Lots of people are getting into it up here for the Cape!
 

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I can't wait!!! Dying to pull on those new carbon rods Kil!!

Kil, in CT, we are doing an Offshore Night with Terry Nugent about the CC BFT and popping for them. We had over 60 people sign up for it within a couple weeks, so you should probably be ready for a lot of popping questions at the CT seminar! Lots of people are getting into it up here for the Cape!
You'll like the new carbon rods/blanks.

Terry Nugent has more in-depth knowledge and experiences for bluefin popping in Cape Cod than any other person I know and the seminars should be great. I plan to allocate more time for popping at Mohican Sun seminars from different angles.
 

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I will be going to the show in ct. kil because I am anxious to learn more about popping and jigging in cc bay.What are the primary jigs I will need for bluefin and what weights are to be considered.I have vs 250 and 275 and I am considering the oti 60-80 also the calstar.I am going to look at black hole 450 popping when available if they make their way up to mass.
 

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I will be going to the show in ct. kil because I am anxious to learn more about popping and jigging in cc bay.What are the primary jigs I will need for bluefin and what weights are to be considered.I have vs 250 and 275 and I am considering the oti 60-80 also the calstar.I am going to look at black hole 450 popping when available if they make their way up to mass.

You can encounter big bluefin on jigs in Cape Cod Bay, but I don't use big jigs for them. My preferred jig sizes are 6 - 8 oz and shorter than 8".
I don't pay much attention what they feed when jigging unlike when popping as certain jigs work always.

There are many good choices of jigging rods and Black Hole rods just give one more option.
 

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Been lurking here for a while and love reading the fishing stories here.

Kil,
I am just throwing this out there as an idea because I figure there have to be more people like me. I work a lot and in crazy places and can not make it too any of these seminars. You are obviously very experienced in with the jigging popping. Would you be able to create a dvd(s) with the info you are doing at these seminars on both jigging and popping and heck even some of the gear and things that you find work and don't work. Even throw in some great fishing footage here and there. It is something I would be willing to pay for as I would pay for any of these seminars. Just an idea. thanx
 
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