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Buget sword fishing ?

Old 04-17-2019, 05:15 AM
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Is it possible. This is just my opinion
I leave the reel and rods to you guys. The guys that fish know about this but for some one that's starting. This might be helpful. It all the other stuff. Terminal tackle. Windons leaders , a assortment of weights .crimping tools . Dont be the guy that goes out with one or two weights or windons . Baits do you bring 3 or 4 or 12 . I bring at least 12 in a cooler with dry ice keeping them frozen until needed. How about harpoons the weekend guy that don't want to spend the money on at least one. Hook a good fish and looses it at the boat because you didn't have a harpoon. Good gaffs at least 3. Now you got a nice fish let's say 250 lbs. It in the boat . What do you do .do you have a fish bag to put it in . Or do you leave it on the deck . Mabey towles and ice . . How about if you get a fish of a lifetime 500. No door on the boat and there just 2 of you . Do you have a block and tackle can you get it in the boat. I just started sword fishing I shure there stuff I missing I learn something on each trip.and have a long way to go .

Then the the regular stuff gas hundreds lb of ice . Food drinks . It just my opinion but there is no things as budget sword fishing
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Old 04-17-2019, 06:01 AM
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Lets not forget the number of large fish that die a slow death dragging around a 10lb weight, windon, and 1000' of braid when budget tackle fails.
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:41 AM
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I guess it will work but I still like mine in a fish bag. It can stay all day and longer . Like I said it just my opinion.
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:37 AM
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"Budget and swordfish" go together as well as "budget and wife".
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:59 AM
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Nick,how are your harpoons rigged? Ball or do you just cleat it off. Standard bronze dart? Thanks.
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:19 PM
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Basket with 1000 feet of paracord, float and a light . Just incase it gets dark
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:20 PM
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Bronze dart
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Old 04-17-2019, 04:58 PM
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Im gonna give credit to RJ Boyle for what we do for organization.
- I made a custom weight box to fit our boat after seeing his version = really efficient and practical. at the helm. (pm with email if you want to see it - made with starboard)
- Further, we have a dedicated plastic box with all the items needed for day or night. That includes wind-ons, crimps, chafe, balloons, octopus skirts etc. ... everything in one place, mobile and easy access to rig, fix etc.

In terms of baits ... rigged baits are plentiful and often vacuum sealed.
In terms of getting the fish the in the boat. We do everything possible to dispatch of it quickly. Then, plug it = remove bill, gut, scrape along the spine and pack with ice.
Always 2 darts and plenty of gaffs
Basket with 1000 plus feet para chord and ball. The ball has a light on it for night use.

IMHO, 2 things always are paramount:
- Preparation and organization
- Safety protocols and communication
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nick,how are your harpoons rigged? Ball or do you just cleat it off. Standard bronze dart? Thanks.
Never cleat it off. Bad things can happen

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What size Para cord, I have some floating nylon line.
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:46 PM
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what size para cord, i have some floating nylon line.
550 / 4mm
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