Tuna rod and tackle

Discussion in 'Pelagics' started by jwalker, May 19, 2008.

  1. jwalker

    jwalker Guest

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    I like using an 8 ½ foot rod, rather than a 9 footer and stick to the heavier weight outfits, like a 12 to 15 weight, for any fish over 30 pounds or so, otherwise it will take you forever to get one up. Fast sinking lines are best for tuna as these fish usually only surface briefly, and you’ll need to get the fly down deeper. Sardine and Mackerel patterns work best for tuna, as that will likely be what they are feeding on. Use a 40 to 60 pound fluorocarbon shock leader.
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