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That's One Fine Reel

I fished with these reels off the Kona coast for grander Blue Marlin. Reels loaded with hollow core dacron with finger trap connection to 200 yards of IGFA class 130# Sufix Key line. We were using big live Bonita as baits.

I think there are no finer big game reels made. I thought that Old Salt has gone to one of these reels for big shore based sharks.
 

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Also used some wind-on leaders

We used some 25-ft 500# mono wind-on leaders pre-rigged with a 600# Aussie style snap swivel. This wind-on was attached loop to loop with a bimini loop in the 130# line. We would connect at this snap our live bait rigs that we pitched back after bridling the hook on to the big live bonita bait. We would bridle on the live bait drop it back in the tuna tube and hook up to the 600# snap. We we were ready we would then drop the bait back in the spread.

I do not know what the big tuna guys use.

 
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