Penn 14/0

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  1. CaptainHinckley

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    C8EF5F9B-502C-4491-A95E-6F6837E6AAF9.jpeg 3A3C62A4-7121-413E-93C5-E9B48F8DEFE2.jpeg These came with our boat. We know nothing about this kind of fishing.
    Can anyone chime in on whether these are wall hangers or could they be starter rigs to learn to fish with. Thanks
     
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    I fish with 4 of them, let me know if you're interested in getting rid of them.
     
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    That’s good to know they are still viable fishing gear. Not expecting to be the next wicked tuna star but would like to learn how to use them.
    There is a local saltwater shop near me that might be able to get us started.
    My wife and I have wished we could participate in a local take veteran fishing day event for some time now but didn’t have the right style boat or fishing experience. Maybe this is our year.
     
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    Since you are going to your local saltwater tackle shop it would be a good idea to have them look at the reels and service them if needed.
     
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    Cappy, you will have a chance to take a Vet fishing right where you are. Are you in Spring point ? If so they have an annual competition there. If you want to test those rods and reels after you get them checked out head out to the nub. Anybody at the marina can tell where it is. Just a short ride from there. PM me if you want the numbers.

    Oh yeah you will need a Tuna permit from NMFS. Google NMFS permit shop and you will see it.
     
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    Yes that’s the one we are talking about. We are in Portland harbor.
    Thanks for this info. Called Saco tackle shop about cleaning and respooling the reels. Bit pricer than expecting but don’t know anything about his level of fishing do I’m sure it was fair. Also they are very busy and a few weeks out.
    I’ll check into the nooa permits soon.
    Hoping to google a few websites looking for info about tuna, sharks, ground fishing.
     
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    Cappy, their is Nothing even remotely inexpensive about tuna gear. Wait till you go spool those reals up. No matter which way you go you will most likely have sticker shock. Just letting you know in advance not trying to discourage you at all. pick up a catalog or go on line and search for Tuna gear. That may help you out.
     
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    Appreciate the honesty. Like we said totally uneducated about this level of fishing. May have to pick away at our our own gear as it does seem very expensive.
    Maybe we can offer our boat and get someone with gear and knowledge to offer a day to the veterans event and we could learn a thing of to while doing it. Anyway fun to learn. Thanks for the imput.
     
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    Take them to lukes rod and reel on route 35 in kennebunk. Nothing against pete at saco bay tackel, but may be more cost efficient
     
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