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    Posted: 22 Sep 2006 at 11:18pm
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Stradic/Stella 4000------>T-Curve Bluewater----->8.5kg braid------>5ms of 30kg trace----->Storm Anchovy----->20kg YELLOWFIN TUNA

Sounds like lots of fun to me, but wonder what the chances of success would be?..apart from finding the fish meatballing to begin with I don't think buying a bite would be too hard.....just the landing it may be?
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bit of an over kill lol may as well use an 80,
 
are you going to be doing some filming of light tackle real mans fishing for 1 of the shows?
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Sounds like a good fight you'll have on ya hands, go hard mate!
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What about an overhead reel? My Avet AX holds about 300 metres of 30lb braid and I can cast very easily.
I reckon your chance of landing it is better than finding a YFT meatball. Best of luck.
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BA....what do you mean? Matt has already battled a HUGE black marlin on 3kg before?....seeeesh....what more do you want mate?

No! I was making a few notes on fishing goals I would like to achieve the other night and a 'fin on the my soft bait rig would rank up there.....have caught them on 6kg mono and that was mighty, so I think the spin set would be mightier.

Roy....good call mate, will have the Trinidad 14 on standby, but the idea really is to use the system mentioned above first.

El Nino this season by the sounds of things.....think that "normally" means meatballs in the BOP and on the westcoast....1) finding a meatball 2) finding the "right" sized fish.....
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Yes, it's a good idea to use something that tickle's your fancy, even if it's not the most obvious way.
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Should be a fun fight. The equipment should easily be capable of handling a fish of that size, unless it decides to go for a marathon length run and empties the spool.
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Would have been easy to get a shot at that up in Vanuatu Kezz where the tuna seemed to be schooling in age classes
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I caught a small YF 5-6 KG around one of the Fads in Raro with a soft plastic on my dropshot rod...lots of fun.
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Yes indeed Boulder me ol' son!!...

now do you think that "toy" you are looking at will have enough range to get us out to the Wusi??
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Blah the Y-Fin. Go the G.TWink
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Yellowfin on 20lb braid, yeah, should be easy enough to do, what line cap do those reels have, around 350-400m? Piece of cake mate really.
I would beef up the hooks on the storm anchovies though, they are pretty soft, especially for a yellowfin. Swap the split rings for something a little more substantial and a bootier hook. I got a few big skippies here using exactly those lures on a 15lb TiCA Taurus 4000, and a nice yellowfin of around 10-12kgs or so in the sollies, that was about 3-4 years ago though when I was playing with those SPs when Kilwell still had the agency for the Storm gear.
Dammit, I can't put on the pics, as they are on the home comp, not this one I have at the beach.
 
But sure, no reason why that gear shouldn't be able to handle a reasonable fish. Must say, I was using a kilwell live fibre custom made rod with my TiCA Taurus on the tunas, so don't know how a lesser rod would perform. If you took it easy then I suppose it could hold up to it.
 
Good hunting though... I went for a big shad (sorry, I think they call them pogies these days now) once when on a meatball off whakatane, thought it'd be neat to get a tuna on one for a mag story (looking as I was in those days for anything different to write about), but I got inhaled by a bloody great blue shark instead... so much for that idea! :-) Teeeerrrrr...riffic! Decided not to play that silly game no more and went back to livies, and got the yellowfin that way. Hell, that must've been... geez, last century! Hells teeth, makes me feel old! :-)
 
cheers, Stu.
 
 
 
 
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