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#11965109 - 12/04/16 12:29 AM Good rod and reel under $2000
Mark's Fence Repair Offline
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Registered: 01/24/12
Posts: 1406
Loc: Arlington Texas
I got a bushido rod made by jawbreaker customs I got a shimano tiagra 15 with 100# braid. I'm using this to cast a halco popper and shimano flatfall jig at some bluefin tuna in the gulf of mexico. Like in a Eddie
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Tidal vortex suspending baitfish along a migratory trail marked by some marine biologists
Bluefin might be on the lump in march...
Fish migration is been getting weird and unexpected





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#11965296 - 12/04/16 08:02 AM Re: Good rod and reel under $2000 [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Registered: 09/26/05
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Loc: Lewisville
Good luck. Read up carefully on bluefin tuna regulations (they're Byzantine!!)
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#11965639 - 12/04/16 01:06 PM Re: Good rod and reel under $2000 [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Registered: 06/18/16
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Loc: Galv. Cnty
Good Luck.
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#11965955 - 12/04/16 04:40 PM Re: Good rod and reel under $2000 [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
fray Offline
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Registered: 08/23/16
Posts: 109
Loc: Commerce, TX
Good luck

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#11977906 - 12/11/16 11:05 AM Re: Good rod and reel under $2000 [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Registered: 12/14/03
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Loc: Grand Prairie, Tx
Good luck. It looks like you're rigged for a monster. Most of the tuna in the Gulf can be had with 60 pound braid with 60 or 80 pound leader.

You will get wore out with that rig but if the goal is over 300 pounds that will handle it.

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#11979361 - 12/12/16 04:20 AM Re: Good rod and reel under $2000 [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Registered: 08/13/13
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Loc: Texas
So how much did you spend on that setup really? Tuna are great fish to eat and can sell for lots of money. Hope you recoup the money with the tuna!
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#11992776 - 12/19/16 07:17 AM Re: Good rod and reel under $2000 [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
Allison1 Online   sleepy
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Mark, if you decide to try a spinning reel you can get a quality reel for over a grand or a hundred. The Fin Nor Lethal 100 is a little over a hundred dollars and has good write ups by Alan Tani and Alan Hawk. Good size for tuna and very capable.

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#11994373 - 12/20/16 12:33 AM Re: Good rod and reel under $2000 [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Registered: 09/09/16
Posts: 55
I second that -- my LT100 caught 6 fish in 80+lb class and shows no sign of problem.

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#11995109 - 12/20/16 01:20 PM Re: Good rod and reel under $2000 [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
Mark's Fence Repair Offline
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Registered: 01/24/12
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Loc: Arlington Texas
No spinning reels allowed I can crank down on them suckers with a good old fashioned winch type set up. I took the rod to the lake the other day and was casting it I'm casting the rooster popper 160 and I can get it out there maybe 150 feet which is great since it's not that heavy I'm still casting it good I need a lot of practice I'm learning this style with the pendulum cast but I have another update I was arguing with somebody about bluefin tuna in the Gulf of Mexico and they said what's the record and I looked it up and I found the record
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#11995112 - 12/20/16 01:21 PM Re: Good rod and reel under $2000 [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
Mark's Fence Repair Offline
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Registered: 01/24/12
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Loc: Arlington Texas
I'll take it weren't no spinning rod they hooked that sucker on though shimano 80 wide with 100 lb line
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#11995140 - 12/20/16 01:39 PM Re: Good rod and reel under $2000 [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Yeah, I remember seeing the news story when that one was caught. It was an all-day fight.
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#12044069 - 01/16/17 07:53 PM Re: Good rod and reel under $2000 [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Loc: San Antonio tx
Nice looking setup im surprise that it can cast that far didn't kno you could use that type of reel for casting poppers thumb
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#12053558 - 01/22/17 08:44 AM Re: Good rod and reel under $2000 [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Registered: 01/24/12
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Loc: Arlington Texas
I bought the reel used for $400 the rod cost $350 so I got a good deal the set up retails for about $1500. I'm hoping to make a bad ash video out there 100 miles out in my little boat. I need a dedicated camera man I'm thinking about hiring a professional camera man but I think it's a long shot regardless I think this year we are gonna get 20k subscribers maybe make a viral video..... we shall see.
This Could be my star wars light Saber and the boat is like one of those jets they be flying and the oil rig out there? Well that's the mofo death star.
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#12070783 - 02/01/17 08:24 AM Re: Good rod and reel under $2000 [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Good luck

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