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Old 01-16-2006, 01:35 AM
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Hey guys,what's the purpose of swivel tip rods I've seen usedfor wire line???
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Old 01-16-2006, 02:32 AM
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Many fishermen high speed troll with wire line outfits...The swiveling rod tip will save your rod tip from wear and tear...Also, no matter how you turn your boat, it always points in the direction of your baits.

Bent butt, stubby rod, wire line w/ swiveling rod tip is the most deadly weapon for catching wahoo. The major Wahoo tournaments in the Bahamas only allow you to use two in your spread.

Ps- Wire line outfits are also deadly for slow trolling for grouper on the Bahamian reefs in 50-100 ft...We can load up a 320 ssi w/ large Blacks or YF Grouper in no time.
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Old 01-16-2006, 02:30 PM
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Ditto, ditto, ditto
Wahooking, We use wire lines here in Jamaica. Nothing better for wahoo.
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I read they are also used for deep bottom fishing. Is that true??

Thanks for your response guys!!

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Old 01-17-2006, 01:48 AM
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We use LP 130's electrics with wire for deep dropping...Rods are a bit longer than the wahoo stubby rods...These rods also have swiveling rod tips...

Here are a couple of pics from the Bahamas...We drop in 1500-2000 ft. on big mounds

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Wenchmen and Atlantic Scombrop
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do you drop on the high part of the mound or on the edges? Or all over
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Old 01-17-2006, 10:18 AM
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I use Lp's as well but with 12/0 senators. However for line I use 200lb powerpro or similar braid. Much more sensitive than the wire. Also with wire you really have to feel out the bottom as the weight of wire in the water will just keep running line off your reel. With the braid as soon as the weight hits the bottom the line stops rolling off your reel.
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Old 01-18-2006, 12:55 PM
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do you drop on the high part of the mound or on the edges? Or all over
Different parts of the mounds/hills results in different species...

The peaks can come as high as 400-500 ft off the bottom...You want to fish the peaks and the back side of mound/hill per current...

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thanks
I have only dropped here 4 times and they were on humps in 700' that rose up 50-70 feet. Caught a couple of snowy grouper.

Haven't had the chance to do anything deeper yet, as it is 70+ miles out. I am out of Charleston, South Carolina and I don't know too many rec fishermen doing this so there is a learning curve for me. I have talked to a commercial guy that fishes the charleston bump area and they load up on the wreckfish @ ~75lbs a pop. This was several years ago, though.

You ever have any luck dropping on just some flat bottom that you know is hard?

Anyways thanks for the info.
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Old 01-18-2006, 01:34 PM
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Here is some good info on Wreckfish

http://www.dnr.sc.gov/marine/mrri/wr...wreckfish.html

We catch them in the Bahamas too...However, If I'm not mistaken, there is a law about bringing Wreckfish into the US from another country. What we don't eat in the Bahamas, we just give away to the locals.

We drop in fairly flat bottom off Miami...Most of the time we catch Tiles and Various deep water Snappers.

There is a big learning curve in deep dropping...its a whole different World down there.....like anything else...the more your practice, the better you get at it.

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well I plan on practicing

with the electric reel I'll just drop down for the hell of it and no worries aobut cranking the rig back up.

Thanks for the tips.
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I have two rods that I used to use as bridge teaser rods in a much larger boat. Now I use them for wire line high speed trolling. The combo is deadly on wahoo.
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Wahooking - 1/16/2006 2:32 AM


Bent butt, stubby rod, wire line w/ swiveling rod tip is the most deadly weapon for catching wahoo. The major Wahoo tournaments in the Bahamas only allow you to use two in your spread.
I never knew that, that in it self tells you how awesome that setup is.
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Chad, I learned how to use them from a commercial fishermen. They are awesome!!
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Any chance of getting some of these with a long bent butt?
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Any chance of getting some of these with a long bent butt?
this thread is 13 years old. Please look at dates before resurrecting a thread from another decade.
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this thread is 13 years old. Please look at dates before resurrecting a thread from another decade.
on behalf of the goat, please let me apologize for this terrible affront to you.
on deck and meritmat like this.
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Originally Posted by nb1214 View Post


this thread is 13 years old. Please look at dates before resurrecting a thread from another decade.
Why ???
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Why ???
Because the fish read THT and they’ve had 13 years to read this and have a safety meeting about it.

Goat, you can absolutely run a swivel tip on a long bent butt. Swivel tips and swivel rod holders are an awesome combo. You can switch an ordinary roller tip to a swivel tip on *most* rods in just a few minutes.
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Off topic but.....Talk about a blast from the past.....WOW.....That Alfonsino took 1 yr and countless emails to Universities and such to ID....It was finally IDed by an Commercial Aussie Fishermen on another forum.
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