pre tying rigs and what to use
shimanos new worm bags are perfect for tuna rigs or any long leader rig.
its 10 bags for $6. the bags have reinforced eyes and are much stronger ply than any sandwich bags. 2 rigs max per bag
ive never had to go to 100 lb floro (even with 200+ lb tuna) so i stopped bothering with it. i bring 40, 50, 60, 80,
8 to 10 ft leader seaguar
spro power swivels (240 and 330) are perfect because there small, strong, smooth, and cheap.
and 6/0 and 8/0 hd gami tuna hooks. they dont make 8/0 anymore
i bought a lot from bps when they were dumping them for the newer hd circle. the live bait hd tuna hook is not really a circle its a short shank j - hook like the live bait hooks they use in florida but bigger. the shank is so short that the eye is almost in line with the point acting like a circle more often then not. the tuna sets himself.
i like eggs much better than banks because they put less drag in the water.
my main line is 80 ande or bekley
6/0 penn sen is fine but 2 speed penn graphite or international or shimano 2 speed is easier
its extremely important to have at least a dozen pretied rigs for that special time when the hudson bite explodes and its lock and load.
as far as what to use, you want the heaviest strongest connection you cant get away with when you have a fish on so start with 80, floro
work it hard. changing depths, baits, etc before scaling down to 60 lb test because when you do get the fish on youd rather have 80lb between you asnd him than 60, 50, 40 etc.
palomar nots have a smaller profile to break strength compared to clinch when tied PROPERLY.
palomar is one of the easiest knots to tie wrong
too truly be prepped you need a chunk set up, jig set up, big spin for dolphin and small spin for bait rod.
the best for 4 rods is the milk crate/pvc carrier . search for it here its great for the pb tuna fishing.
c u out there!