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  1. Jordand

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    So I’m going out with some friends Monday for tuna. They know what to do for the tuna but figured I’d bring some other gear as well. Any suggestions on what to bring? I’ve got a 71/2’ with a BG 5000. I’m guessing that’s a descent start. Thanks in advance for any assistance.
     
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    Bring the heaviest gear you have. Lots of 100-200 pound fish around right now. 100-300 gram jigs, 60-80 pound fluoro and some sinkers for sinker rig. And a rabbits foot!
     
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    Correct me if I am wrong, but your reel is spinning. Bluefin spinning sucks, see if you can rent a pole the landing they recommend
     
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    There are schools of bonito out there to almost 20#... That bag will have a burned main gear before your second is in the boat. If you need heavy, older conventional gear, stop by and get some... Some of those BFT have been running above the 400# mark.. Even I don't have gear for those
     
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    If you're saying your buddies have tuna gear to spare, than that BG setup would be ok for kelp yellows. Don't get me wrong, I love my spinning gear, but there is a time and place for it, and i feel the conventional gear is much better for those drag ripper fish out there, bonito included. Might roll up on a patty and hook a 100lb bluefin instead of a 5lb yellowtail.
    Should be noted even the fullday boats are advising bring a 50-60# bait rod and a 80-130 jig setup. Between FB fishing groups and seeing with my own eyes the last couple trips, people with insufficient gear are just getting torched by these bluefin. Seems like right now the 30# fish are the minority and the 60-250# are running amuck. Might fish all day for 1 bite, be prepared. BFT means bluefin tuna but it also means Big Fuggin Tacklebuster
     
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    From what I’ve heard, as posted above the BF are BIG!
    Don’t be out gunned, 80 lb. main line to 120 or 130 lb. fluoro leader minimum!
    Then hang on!!
     
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    Yes rent a rod that the landing recommends, if you hook one lay it on the rail.
     
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    Thanks. Exactly what I was saying. He’s got all the tuna gear x10. But just for kelp or some quick stops was really what I was asking.
     
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    20# conventional for paddy work, IMO
     
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