When selecting tackle for a long range fishing trip, the length of the trip will help determine what gear to bring.
In the late nineties hollow core Spectra was introduced. This new technology had the same characteristics of Dacron but with a much smaller diameter. This advancement allowed greater line capacity without the added weight.
Longer trips target cow Yellow fin Tuna, Shorter trips offer more variety and smaller game fish.
Let's talk about what gear to bring on a longer trip. Coming from the east coast the cost of getting your gear to the boat is a concern. I recommend you bring 6 outfits.
A pair of 50's spooled with 130 pound spectra and a pair of 30's spooled with 100 pound spectra. This should take care of your tuna needs.
For Wahoo, yellow tail and other smaller fish two 30's spooled with 50 pound spectra is recommend. One setup should have a high speed 5 to 1 gear ratio reel for fishing jigs. The second setup will be for fishing live bait.
Terminal tackle is fairly straight forward. Hooks, swivels, sinkers, rubber bands and balloons.
Enjoying the calm seas of the Pacific.
Tim C. Smith