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Old 01 February 2016, 08:09   #11
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Rods and reels have moved on a great deal over recent years.

These rods weigh around 300-400gms but have incredible lifting power through parabolic action. That particular rod has a factory tested 33kg dead lift power, the reel has around 12 kg of set drag pressure but can double that if needed.

Not to many people ever really test their gear on such drag settings and actually use was less than they think. 12 kg is like lifting a large full bucket of water off the ground through the rod, most of us couldn't do this on traditional gear but rod designs have enabled us to take on fish in a much more fun way.

By the way my daughter has been taking on many kinds of game fish for several years and is extremely fit. Competing in athletics, triathlons etc at a high level has given her a never give in attitude.

I use mainly gear made by Jigging master, unfortunately it comes with a rather high price range. A JM monster game rod and reel could cost well over $2000 US depending on model.

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Old 05 February 2016, 00:18   #12
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Very good!

I've looked at a few videos of the jigging master blanks being tested in a machine that's what I call 'through action'!
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Great story. Best looking fish I've seen on here in quite a while. Congrats to you both.

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Silly question, but how do you get the hook out of something so big?
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What a weekend

Think they leave them in Dave from what I've seen on these fishing programs and they rot in time, I might be wrong though
Chemically sharpened round hooks are used as well that come out easy
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Silly question, but how do you get the hook out of something so big?
We use circle hooks that 99% of the time hook in the hinge of the jaw. Once you get them alongside the boat you simply remove the hook by hand, even with barbs crushed in the hook tends to stay there untill you remove them.

Some people still use j hooks but this often ends in deep hooking which is no good for the fish or the fight.

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We use circle hooks that 99% of the time hook in the hinge of the jaw. Once you get them alongside the boat you simply remove the hook by hand, even with barbs crushed in the hook tends to stay there untill you remove them.



Some people still use j hooks but this often ends in deep hooking which is no good for the fish or the fight.



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👍cheers Jon. Stunning fish btw, you're very lucky to have that kind of opportunity. The North East coast of England, Scarbrough-Whitby etc used to be famous for its huge Tuna. People came from all over the world to fish, including many Hollywood stars.
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👍cheers Jon. Stunning fish btw, you're very lucky to have that kind of opportunity. The North East coast of England, Scarbrough-Whitby etc used to be famous for its huge Tuna. People came from all over the world to fish, including many Hollywood stars.
I've heard the odd tuna are making a comeback over there though still off limits.

Bluefin have bounced back from overfishing here, though I think most we catch are way to big to keep.

By the way I'm from the UK too but moved out here about 20 years ago.

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Ive heard of the odd tuna around also. We would probably still have them if the herring and mackerel wern't overfished!
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