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Old 07-09-2007, 12:32 PM
rfox22 rfox22 is offline
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rigging for sailfish

My experience in Crocodile Bay, Costa Rica. I highly recommend a 14wt. rod and a "Marlin" series Billy Pate, anti-reverse fly reel. This reel will give you plenty of room for 600 yards of backing...essential!!! Your fly should be rigged with Owner hooks, size 6 or 8. tied with 80# line and a trailer hook. While many will consider a 12 wt rod sufficient, you will have to play the fish too much and end up with both you and the fish exhausted. Good luck.
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