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Old 02-23-2018, 05:01 PM   #1
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I am interested into getting into the deep drop world without the expensive bells and whistles. I have been to the "Edges" a few time and got into the Beeliners thick, but with all the reef fish regulations I think we are all looking at making all the burnt gas worth it. Does anyone have any beginners advice, rigging, bait, Depths.
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Old 02-23-2018, 07:30 PM   #2
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I'd think you would want to get a reel crankie for bait checking. Just use your cordless drill.
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Reeling in from 800 plus by hand gets old very fast. I cranked up a 15 pound snowey from 750 and swore I'd never do that again.
They say that windshield wiper motors are easy to attach to reels with a little ingenuity.
I fish with my brother out of Cudjoe key. He has a couple big Diawa electrics that make it O so easy. They are a chunk of change but are worth it. The old Penn electrics that you use with a 6/0 are good but slow and noisy.
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Check out the Banax Kaigen electrics. They are sisters to the Daiwa reels. Cost about half as much and built twice as heavy. I fished them for years and never had a minutes problem.
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Old 02-23-2018, 08:58 PM   #5
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Invest in a commercial reel like a motorized Bandit? I've had several over the years and they will pull up most anything you hook. Probably make a reasonable facsimile and use a cordless drill to power it as somebody already mentioned. Belt drive is fine. Go from a 2" pulley to a 10" and get an 5:1 ratio. The 18v $14 drills at Harbor Freight are fantastic and have great battery life. Gotta keep them dry, though.
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i bought a new fishwinch 2.0 cause my old original got stolen. mounted it with a penn senator 113h and a penn 6/0 rod. first trial with it matched my fishing buddy's diawa. he was only about 5 feet ahead of me. i love the combo.
oh, and it catches fish, too. pulled them up from about 700ft.
combo cost me about $400.
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Go for it! You won't have to go to the gym for a month if you get into them! But you probably will be looking to buy an electric the next day! LOL
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Species start to change at ~350ft and go out from there. I do a little bit of it and don't use electrics. If the wind / current isn't crazy and you can hit and hold bottom with 1-2lbs then hand cranking isn't too bad (at least to me). If you have to up the weight, it gets burdensome.

We use basically a big chicken rig, usually 3 hooks, and a big and tough to steal bait.
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How long to you let it drift for? Can you feel the bites with that much line out?
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From my experience you usually get a bite within seconds of your weight hitting bottom. You can definitely feel the bite, they don't nibble.

I've done it a couple times with a manual, it's brutal on your arms but you can be proud of it when you get the fish in. It definitely adds a bit of a sporting element to it that electric meat haulers take away. Having said that electrics are worth their weight in gold, especially scouting new areas. Few things suck more than manually cranking 800 ft of line up with a 2-3 lb weight and no fish on the end.
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