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    150mm MadCads.. 160mm madmacs are unicorns lately. I'll look for 4x circles my next trip to Cabelas.. I set my drag to 20# at strike using 60# leader. I checked today and I only have 175 ft of 80# mono topshot. Hopefully that will be enough.
     
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    Slow your roll ace.... your trip isnt for 6 months... you have plenty of time to find the ideal stuff.

    Those 150 madscads look cool... for casting into a boil, but not the right ones for trolling from a headboat.

    The heavier leader isnt for drag breaking strength... its for teeth cutting strength ;)
     
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    Well, there's a lot of fishing I got on schedule before the Tuna run and I'm pretty much ready. First up will be Gloucester for Haddock, Pollock and perhaps some Rosies if they're around. I'll be using SPJ and bait up there. That's a back to back fishing trip so I'll have plenty time at the rail! Before then, May 17th is the opening day for Black SeaBass. Hopefully they don't change the regs again. I'll probably hit them first before all the big ones are gone and only the marginal sized Bass are left.
     
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    #2224 stinkyB, Feb 27, 2023
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    I'm gonna wait on the madmacs right now. There's a Saltwater Fishing Expo happening in Mid March I'll be going to in Edison, NJ. I have a feeling NOMAD will have some product onsite.
     
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    #TunaKilla
     
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    Nice upgrade.... but the 2-speed TLDs are the only ones where I like the stock "football" handle.... the single speed 15,20,25 (I have all of them) come with some shitty stock handles (but I don't want to buy $80 handles for $150 reels... and need 4 ;)
     
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    One thing with the belt.... a definite must-have.... but if you hook a beast on the TLD, don't connect the harness lugs on the reel to the belt or you may have a bad day
     
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    You saying I might go for a swim??
     
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    no. I'm saying you may need a new reel ;)

    Steel vs Graphite....
     
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    Got it.. That time of year is a factor too. I think September is when the larger Tuna are around and prepping for migration.
     
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    I just got my 3 Madmacs 160mm delivered yesterday. 1 phantom pink, 1 green mackerel, 1 spanish mackerel. Stripers just showed up too locally. Bag limit down to 1 though. Thinking next weekend I'll be togging or hunting linesiders depending on what Mama Nature has in mind. Oh yeah, also picked up a new toy.. one Electric Line Spooler machine. Can do any size up to 2lb spools. $465 new.
     
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    Nice.... those things are a hot commodity :cool:

    get one deep diver plug before your trip in case they're holding deep..... or a stray wahoo
     
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    Might go with the rubber band lead trick for that...
     
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    that works for drifting live bait, NOT trolling lures/plugs
     
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    Well, what do you suggest?
     
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    Well, that link I posted was a good start... and was almost half the price of one in the tackle shop ;)

    Probably wouldve went with 2 madmacs and 1 DTX minnow 165.... or Rapala X-rap magnum (30 or 40)
    Line winder sounds sweet but that's alot of coin that could pay for line. lol
     
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    Used it for the first time tonite. Put 750yds of 40# power pro on my OJ4000. Packed tight in just a few mins No more getting it done at Cabelas! Probably will replace my Tile reels with 15# 8 strand too later this year. Man, I'm sold. It does conventional up to 40class reels, spinning reels and Fly reels.
     
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    Damn dude, that's alot of line.... you trolling for wahoo?
    I probably wouldve put on some mono backing and saved some $ ;)
     
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