I carry a deep sea rig and a smaller spinning rod, along with a basic set of lures. There is no problem using a pole on a sailboat and it makes reeling in a lot easier than some sort of handline. There are a couple of spots where a rod wedges in very nicely while trolling. I also carry a small gaff (actually a big shark hook w/ barb removed seized onto a handle) which makes getting a 20-30 pound fish into the boat possible. I would not want to even attempt holding onto a "football" tuna with a hand line. I love to go fishing and don't see how you can set the drag on a string wrapped around a pc. of wood:-)
Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.
Last edited by smurphny; 10-27-2013 at 08:07 AM.