Key West Kayak Fishing – Rod And Reel Arsenal



Rod and Reel Arsenal.

1) 7′ MH Shimano Teramar, TMS-X70MH, Line Wt. 10-20lb, Lure Wt 1/2-1 1/2oz, Power: Medium Heavy, Action: Extra Fast
– Penn Conflict 4000
– Power Pro 20lb
– Power Pro 10lb
– Andes 15lb pink mono

2) 7′ H Shimano Teramar, TMS-F70H, Line Wt. 15-20lb, Lure Wt 1/2-2oz, Power: Heavy, Action: Med Fast
– Penn Conflict 6000
– Power Pro 65lb

3) 5’8″ XH Shimano Treval Jigging Trigger Rod, TVC-58XH, Line Wt. 80-200, Lure Wt, 160 – 270grams, PowerExtra Heavy
– Shimano Torium 16
– Power Pro 65lb

4) 7’6″ M Hurricane Calico Jack IM7, CAJ-457, Line Wt. 8-17lb, Lure Wt 3/8-3/4oz, Power: Medium
– Shimano Solstace 4000 FI
– Power Pro 20lb

5) 6′ Ande Tournament Stand Up Rod, ASU-601A SDRMH, Line Wt. 20-50, Power: Medium Heavy
– Shimano TLD-30A 2-Speed
– Power Pro 65lb

6) 6’6″ Shimano Trevala, TVC-66MH, Line Wt. 50-100lb, Jig Wt 50-100g, Power: Medium Heavy, Action: Medium Fast
– Abu Garcia 6500C3
– Power Pro 30lb

7) 7′ Shimano Trevala, TVC-70ML, Line Wt. 20-50lb, Jig Wt 55-135g, Power: Medium Light, Action: Medium Fast
– Abu Garcia 6500C3
– Power Pro 30lb

8) Shimano TDR TDR86MH2B 8’6″ 2-piece Med-Heavy 15-30lb line weight
Plus a few other misc saltwater rigs that are used sparingly and some Bass rigs which I won’t use in salt water.

KEY WEST KAYAK FISHING: Equipment Used

The Car – 1997 Honda Civic Hatchback DX
The Motorcycle – 1997 BMW F650

The Kayaks
1) 2010 Wilderness Systems Tarpon 140.
2) 2012 Hobie Adventure Island w/ Outboard Motor Mount
– 2010 Suzuki 2.5 HP 4-Stroke Outboard
– Lowrance Hook-5

The Rods/Reels

1) 7′ MH Shimano Teramar, TMS-X70MH, Line Wt. 10-20lb, Lure Wt 1/2-1 1/2oz, Power: Medium Heavy, Action: Extra Fast
– Penn Conflict 4000
– Power Pro 20lb
– Power Pro 10lb
– Andes 15lb pink mono

2) 7′ H Shimano Teramar, TMS-F70H, Line Wt. 15-20lb, Lure Wt 1/2-2oz, Power: Heavy, Action: Med Fast
– Penn Conflict 6000
– Power Pro 65lb

3) 5’8″ XH Shimano Treval Jigging Trigger Rod, TVC-58XH, Line Wt. 80-200, Lure Wt, 160 – 270grams, PowerExtra Heavy
– Shimano Torium 16
– Power Pro 65lb

4) 7’6″ M Hurricane Calico Jack IM7, CAJ-457, Line Wt. 8-17lb, Lure Wt 3/8-3/4oz, Power: Medium
– Shimano Solstace 4000 FI
– Power Pro 20lb

5) 6′ Ande Tournament Stand Up Rod, ASU-601A SDRMH, Line Wt. 20-50, Power: Medium Heavy
– Shimano TLD-30A 2-Speed
– Power Pro 65lb

6) 6’6″ Shimano Trevala, TVC-66MH, Line Wt. 50-100lb, Jig Wt 50-100g, Power: Medium Heavy, Action: Medium Fast
– Abu Garcia 6500C3
– Power Pro 30lb

7) 7′ Shimano Trevala, TVC-70ML, Line Wt. 20-50lb, Jig Wt 55-135g, Power: Medium Light, Action: Medium Fast
– Abu Garcia 6500C3
– Power Pro 30lb

Plus a few other misc saltwater rigs that are used sparingly and some Bass rigs which I won’t use in salt water.

Cast Nets
-5′ 3/8″ Plastic enclosed weights
-6′ 3/16″ Super Spreader SS-1000 1 lb per foot
-7′ 3/8″ Mako 1lb per foot

Filming

GoPro Hero 4 Silver
GoPro Hero 3 Black
GoPro Studio Editing Software
Panasonic G7
-14-42mm F3.5-5.8
-20mm F1.7

Header Graphic Created By: Jeff Kaphingst (www.jeffthedesigner.com) (www.rack30.com)

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47 thoughts on “Key West Kayak Fishing – Rod And Reel Arsenal

  1. Ha! The bloopers made me laugh, awesome video too thanks for the info, i watch your current ones too but enjoy going into the oldies aw well

  2. Spin casters…… grandma can enjoy fishing…. and that is a good thing..
    Try using a Penn Jig master and earning the callus on your thumb…
    Well you guys do not need to cast over three sets of waves, as you wade in hip high rip tide,s to reach that 130 yard pocket, only 2 foot wide of new formed opening on a sand bar… I drowned twice and still got that 80 pound stripe bass….
    You buy me a beer and I may tell you about my custom made 13 foot surf rod. Ya buddy got my name on it with the date made and the Masterbater that did it…

  3. That Trevala combos that you don't use will be very helpful to me down here in Cabo, loved the video and the tips you share with us. Keep the videos going they're awesome you are probably the best kayak angler I've ever seen in action and I do know a few down here.

  4. Clearly you have too many setups you aren't using. You should give one away to the first person that points this out! LOL Love you videos.. Always good info

  5. Steve, I'm taking some vacation in July flying back to Florida from Okinawa. I'd love to meet up one day and talk fishing and videos. Is there a better way to communicate to possibly set something up? I'm on your patreon if you want to hit me through there.. Hope to hear from you

  6. woo!, too rods!, I have 5rods and 4shimanos). I need big reel with 65-80lb braid for coast and kayak malibu…60lb wahoo, amberyack or big tuna.
    what reel do you recomended?, to similar price(Spain/in europe) there are: spheros10ksw 710grams(maybe small,only 50lb/360yds) or big 20k 940g; 850g lethal100 and bg6500; or 880g spinfisher8500
    thanks

  7. When I lived in Texas years ago, I used a stiff falcon baitcaster with a calcutta 400 spooled with 30# spider wire. That was good for stuff up to AJs. For snapper and the rest, I used a stiff bass baitcasting rod with a shimano 10sg with 30# spider wire.

  8. why use a bait caster over a spinner? ive always used spinners but recently repaired a casting rod and im not sure of its purpose fully, just wanted to know if you could shed some light on that for me

  9. Very kool video but I hav 4 shimano tr200 with 20&30 lb test surf fishin and havnt failed yet would b nice 2 c u used these in a fishin video just asking but I really appreciate u takin time 2 explain ur reason on rods thumbs up 2 u wishin u the very best fish on

  10. Nice gear Key West Kayak Fishing. I have the same ande tournament ASU-601A SBRMH standup rod . With a shimano thunnus ci4 12000 reel. With 30lb mono on it. I take it every time I go fishing.

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