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May 09, 2011

Tony Peqa

Learn how top skippers consistently take yellowtail.
As I stepped aboard the sleek 32-foot sport fisher, the crew greeted me with a demeanor that seemed somehow apprehensive. It didn't occur to me until later to wonder why only a handful of charter boats were joining us as we headed to sea out of this popular Costa Rica port. As we trolled rigged mullet and Softheads over a calm sea, I anticipated fast action from sailfish, yellowfin tuna and other pelagics during this, my first of four days on the water.
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Here's a great knot for tying Spectra to mono (or fluorocarbon) that I derived from the Roddy Hayes knot.