Feeling Fishy

I love fishing...and Valentine's Day (seriously).  I had a daddy daughter date for Valentines. There is nothing better than a daddy daughter date. The daddy gets as much attention as the daughter. I heard a lot of ‘Ohhh, look how nice he is taking his daughter out to dinner!’ I smiled. Elizabeth smiled.

At dinner, I asked Elizabeth what she was looking forward to the most about sailing. She said “Catching and eating fish!” WOW. I was amazed and happy! My daughter - unprompted - said she wanted to go fishing!  That was her special gift to daddy on Valentine's Day!  There is hope after all!  I love Valentine's day! :-)

I finally finished figuring out the fishing gear for Field Trip. YIKES. It took me over 2 hours to find and buy all the stuff online. Fortunately I had a great book – The Cruiser’s Handbook of Fishing - to provide all the details and suggestions. Unlike most other purchases (doing tons of research), I found this author, read his book, and bought most of the items he suggested as ‘bare minimum’ for a cruising boat. Frankly, there was nothing ‘minimum’ about this list…as you will see below.

It wasn’t as easy as I thought since items were carried by multiple vendors. All said and done, my purchase was spread out across four suppliers! It will be very interesting to see how all this stuff is shipped and finally organized for transport to Argentina. Rods. Reels. Line. Plugs. Tackle. Gaffs. Gloves. Tools. Lots to organize, pack and ship!

Below is a partial list (full XLS here) of items purchased to properly outfit our boat for ocean fishing. I am excited to get all this stuff and use on our first passage to Brazil!

ItemQuantity
03132499025 - * 115L2 SHORT CURVED .035 SS COMBO1
03132489049 - 50VSW REEL CHCA 50 ROD COMBO1
03132499028 - Penn Conquer Reel and Hopperrod Spin Combo1
04347314310 - 1/4LB ENVY GREEN 10LB TEST PREMIUM1
04347314320 - 1/4LB ENVY GREEN 20LB TEST PREMIUM1
04347310050 - 1LB CLEAR 50LB TEST PREMIUM1
04347312201 - 1/2LB PINK 100LB TEST PREMIUM1
04347312077 - 1/2LB CLEAR 200LB TEST PREMIUM1
04347312079 - 1/2LB CLEAR 300LB TEST PREMIUM1
04472305602 - MONEL WIRE .040 PER LB1
09241400814 - SS 1/4 COIL 8 WIRE COFFEE1
09241400414 - SS 1/4 COIL 4 WIRE COFFEE1
09241400214 - SS 1/4 COIL 2 WIRE COFFEE1
09633701533 - BSK301 SWIVEL KIT 300PCS1
09633701534 - CSK61 COASTLOCK SNAP SWIVEL 61PCS KIT1
02267714857 - Williamson Crimping Tool and Kit1
02636230800 - POWER PLAY HARNESS 308001
02636230300 - 30300 TUNA BELT POWER PLAY1
01770200005 - Glass Ring Snubbers1
09633710275 - RIGGING NEEDLE 93PK3
09633710262 - 950-BW 9COPPER WIRE 50PC3
09633702004 - 1450-BW 14COPPER WIRE 50PC3
02353411790 - 7982HS 4/0 10PK1
02353411794 - 7982HS 5/0 HOOK 10PK1
02353411798 - 7982HS 6/0 HOOK 10PK1
02353411803 - 7982HS 7/0 10PK1
02353407388 - 3561E 2/0 HOOK 25HK1
02353407392 - 3561E 3/0 HOOK 25PK1
02353407396 - 3561E 4/0 HOOK 25HK1
02353407400 - 3561E 5/0 HOOK 25HK1
02267701173 - CD 18 MAG GM SINK MAG PLUG1
02267701659 - CD 22 MAG PM BLK/PURP SINKING RAPALA BLACK/PUR1
02267701150 - 18 MAG GFR FLOAT MAG PLUG1
02267701159 - 18 MAG S FLOAT MAG PLUG1
02267701139 - CD 14 MAG S SINK MAG PLUG1
75679104737 - Yo-Zuri Surface Cruiser Plug W241
01425161036 - 6100 B STANDARD BIRD MAC PINK1
01425150904 - 5009P 4 PINK 9SQUID1
04334474105 - Boone Octopus Skirts Blue Silver Pink Stripe 4 1/2 in1
04334477190 - 7 3/4 OCTOPUS PINK YELLOW STRIPES GREEN BELLY1
02364412208 - PAFR8-1 SILVER HEAD BLU/WH FEATHER BLUE/WHITE 11
02364413203 - PAFR3-2 YEL HEAD YEL/GRN FEATHER YELLOW/GREEN 21
02665319113 - 1/4 OZ FEATHER RED/WHITE1
02665319216 - 1/2 OZ FEATHER BLUE/WHITE2
01255333473 - #14 1/4 OZ SILVER DIA PET SPOON1
04683700311 - #1 RBMS CLARK SPOON1
01255326932 - 2/5 OZ 3 Reflecto RFL SPOON1
04334423185 - CHROME JET BULLET 9GR/YL MYLAR 1OZ1
67096110905 - Capt. Hank Brown's Hookup Jigs Pink 1/4 oz1
67096110502 - Capt. Hank Brown's Hookup Jigs Chartreuse 1/2 oz1
67096110304 - Capt. Hank Brown's Hookup Jigs Pearl 1/2 oz1
04472302782 - Sargent Side Cutting Pliers 10261
04976220111 - HOOK FILE W/HANDLE 5121
08181944602 - DD6 2X6 DOUBLE SIDED DIAMOND STONE1
05468307466 - 466 H GAFF TAPER TIP ALUMINUM1
05468307254 - 254 H GAFF TAPER TIP ALUMINUM1
04472311141 - BLUE VINYL 3/4X 20' TAPE2
01185901093 - MEDIUM WIRE STRAIGHTNER1
05468300038 - OR-1 OUTRIGGER CLIP ROLLER TROLLER1
05468300039 - FL-1 FLAT LINE CLIP ROLLER TROLLER1
09633700370 - HS-8 HIGH SPEED PLANER1

Watch out Tuna…Elizabeth is hungry for sushi!

Comments

  1. To think, all these years of BEGGING for you to love Valentine's Day... If only I would've told you I loved fishing - darn it!

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