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03 August 2010, 02:00 PM
2.5 day setup
Hi Guys,

I'm going on a 2.5 day trip aboard the Sea Adventure 80 on 8/12. I've been on overnight and mostly 3/4, 1/2 day boats. So this will be my first long range(?) trip. As far as setup, I only have a few rods/reels.

Here's what I have at home:

Calstar GF700h w/ saltist 40
SuperSeeker D8 w/ newell 335
Seeker inshore csw 808 w/ newell 220
Seeker 270-8 w/ sealine 30
196-8 w/ sealine 20
270 w/ baitrunner.

I'm not sure which ones to bring. I guess I'll definitely need to heavier stuff. Do I need a 20# setup? If so, is the csw 808 be enough with the newell 220 and maybe have spectra backing on it? Do I need anything else?


04 August 2010, 07:35 PM
40# Calstar GF700h w/ saltist 40
30# SuperSeeker D8 w/ newell 332
20# Seeker 270-8 w/ sealine 30
04 August 2010, 07:39 PM
crowne victoria
Get Crazy, bring all your junk!!!HAVE FUN!!!!

sweet charity
05 August 2010, 09:21 PM

Crown Victoria's advice is excellent. I might suggest keeping your eye on fish counts a few days before you go. While not always accurate, it will likely indicate target species; hence, what you ought to take.

Best of luck to you!

05 August 2010, 09:26 PM

One last thought. On an overnight trip we took about 6 years ago, we ran into BFT. I've learned from that trip that it's a good idea to take a 40lb outfit regardless of target species.

I often wonder how many BFT I would have caught if I had a 40lb outfit with us. As it was, I landed one...using a 25lb (albie) outfit.
07 August 2010, 12:56 AM
Thanks for the advice.