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TUNA & Big Game TUNA - Offshore Fishing for Tuna and Other Big Game

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Old 05-08-2016, 09:07 PM   #1
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Spinning rod and reel

What would you guys recommend for a spinning set up for casting at tuna? Is there a good low budget option as I would only be targeting them once or twice a year. Also what would be a medium or high budget option for rod and reel. Thanks guys.

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Old 05-09-2016, 08:33 PM   #2
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for a mid range reel, a few times a year, the latest Saragossa would work

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Old 05-10-2016, 04:54 AM   #3
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What size Saragossa would be appropriare
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Old 05-10-2016, 01:15 PM   #4
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Budget:

Gosa 20k, 100# braid jb hollow(thinner than their 80#) or solid braid your choice, 100# flouro on up windon from bhp tackle, or 100# flouro and constriction knot your choice with solid braid (page ranking, slim beauty etc.) the option for a bimini loop is there as well and then you can use a windon. (triple surgeons if you're on a deck that is pitching/rolling) You're going twice a year buy the BHP tackle windon, its their job to make windons. (100# and 130# for the fish you double think your cast on theyre so big)

Rod: tackle direct had 500gram van staal jiggin sticks sale price was $158 shipped, regular 2 and change now I believe.

*with the exception of the gosa (I used a vs300) I have used all items listed above hands on and on fish.


Better:

Newest stella 20K/w or 2008 Stella 20K 100 jb hollow, spliced loop, cats paw -> flouro Wind on 100# flouro on up.

The debate is out on whether newer is better for casting because the angle of the foot to rod and its tip, as it is flatter in the newer stella versus the 2008.

Rod: Racepoint 250, race point 200 (smith tackle limited makes these blanks for saltywater tackle) *I have used these on fish hands on.

There are other options and the prices just increase from there names to review: Carpenter, mc works, smith tackle limited, black hole etc.

Lures: ronz and a couple stickbaits.


The tackle for these fish has come a LONG way and there are a ton of options. Read, take notes, hell, take a charter: ask them what are you using and why they use it.

Alan Gotstrypers on here does an AMAZING job on these fish and hopefully he can chime in with his suggestions. Good luck out there!

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Old 05-10-2016, 01:36 PM   #5
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this thread just made it move

something clever and related to fishing
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Old 05-10-2016, 02:31 PM   #6
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Wow lots of info there. Thank you for your time
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Old 05-11-2016, 08:56 AM   #7
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Spinal brand rods are prone to breaking on bluefin, all good on smaller yellowfin though.

Truth reels (or whatever theyre calling themselves this year) will last approximately 6 decent fish.
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Old 05-14-2016, 12:13 PM   #8
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So my friend offered me a OTI TUNA SNIPER popping rod and Spheros 14000 and some lures for $200. If I buy this I plan on upgrading the reel. What do you guys think? Is the spheros a viable reel?
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Old 05-17-2016, 06:56 AM   #9
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I have the Saragosa 20K with a Van Staal spinning rod. Easily handled 60" bluefin and 400lb+ porbeagle last September. Great combo. I have Hollow Pro braid with 100lb Streamline leader (now BHP).

Use this to jig, cast and liveline...
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