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Old 10-20-2011, 07:13 PM   #1
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Default 20 mph winds, choppy sea, cooler weather...

Time to break out the kaskazi marlin and go bull red fishing!




Only a small one at 38" but it was nice and fat. Called it a day after landing this one followed by two other runs with break-offs.

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Old 10-20-2011, 07:48 PM   #2
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Good job on the fish. You had me excited at first as I'd love to test paddle any Kaskazi.
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:14 PM   #3
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PBTH, you're welcome to paddle either my marlin or dorado if you're ever over on the GA coast. I'm going to try to be back over in the gulf next snapper season so hit me up then too.
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great video what camera are u using?
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:16 AM   #5
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ContourHD in the waterproof housing, at the low setting on this vid.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:42 AM   #6
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Nice catch.
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What type of reel was that?
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:14 AM   #8
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Just about the only spinning reel I fish with.

Okuma VSystem V-55 mounted on a 7' G Loomis Pro Blue rod. Have them in all sizes from the V-15 up through the V-65. Mine are still going strong when all my fishing buddies have their stradics in the shop.

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Funny, my Stradic which i have owned since about 2000 is losing its anti-reverse. I need to open her up and see whats going on.

Good looking reel. No complaints i take it..
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Old 10-22-2011, 04:35 PM   #10
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None at all. It is a different feel than the stradic due to Okuma's elliptical drive gear. It gives you a feeling of power all the way through and smooth as well. The drags on these are very smooth and strong due to it having drag washers on top and beneath the spool in addition to three stainless bearings inside the spool. The V-55 is listed as having 24 lbs of drag pressure with the Japanese oiled felt drags but mine have been replaced with the carbontex drag washers so I'm guessing I get over 30 if I need it (I also use these reels for deep jigging offshore from the yak).

Also, using them from the yak I've dunked them over and over in saltwater and they are still going strong (since 2006).
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