Re: Baja rods, reels, lines


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Posted by Carl Blackledge on 2018-03-09 22:22:23 in reply to Baja rods, reels, lines posted by Steve P. on 2018-03-09 18:20:19


Steve,

I haven't actually heard anything good about the Hatch reels, I haven't ever owned one, just information I gathered from reading other fisherman's problems on different fly fishing bulletin boards. I also heard they were giving heavy discounts on them not to long ago. I just recently switched over to the Tibor signature model fly reels and love them. The Tibor has a vary large sealed "CORK" drag and very few moving parts with a quick change spool, I believe it's the very best saltwater reel on the market.

For backing I actually don't like the hatch backing in 68 pound test. I like 50 pound power pro for making small knots. I bought some Hatch backing and took it back off, I didn't like the way it made bulky knots.

For Dorado - Rooster's in Baja I like the Rio OBS tropical floater with 6 foot leader.

Disclaimer, It doesn't make any difference to me what brand or kind of gear anybody else uses, I was simply offering you my opinion on what I use in Mexico for the last 18 years and whats works without breaking. 

Good luck down there.

Carl Blackledge 


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