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my shark rig #15995491 04/15/21
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16/0 penn on unlimited class fenwick. hope to gtet one on this summer[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]



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Re: my shark rig [Re: fishguts] #15996925 04/15/21
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Heck of a reel. I have 2 Penns and almost never use them . A Penn 113 Senator and another one. I used them for Flathead catfishing in the big rivers.


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Re: my shark rig [Re: fishguts] #15998066 04/16/21
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sweet, i have a 16/0 and a 14/0 id like to get a complete set, of senators but they are pretty pricy not being made anymore

Re: my shark rig [Re: fishguts] #16000122 04/16/21
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Originally Posted by fishguts
16/0 penn on unlimited class fenwick. hope to gtet one on this summer[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]



Had one almost striped on bob hall pier back in 02, probably giant greater hammer. I was using a 35lb jack for bait. 18/0 hooks straightened out. Wish I still had the reel and rod, but those 16/0 bring good money from collectors. reels nowadays have much better drags.


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Had one almost striped on bob hall pier back in 02, probably giant greater hammer. I was using a 35lb jack for bait. 18/0 hooks straightened out. Wish I still had the reel and rod, but those 16/0 bring good money from collectors. reels nowadays have much better drags.[/quote]

For sure, BUT the old senators can really handle beach conditions, especially in blowing sand and if getting dunked. Unlike the more modern reels with closer tolerances. And its got more than enough drag for me and although "older" I'm a stout 5'9" with a pretty good back.

My fave is a 12/0 for day in day out but I also use the 14/0 for the big sharks in FL.


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Re: my shark rig [Re: Blu_Cs] #16001540 04/17/21
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Originally Posted by Blu_Cs


Had one almost striped on bob hall pier back in 02, probably giant greater hammer. I was using a 35lb jack for bait. 18/0 hooks straightened out. Wish I still had the reel and rod, but those 16/0 bring good money from collectors. reels nowadays have much better drags.[/quote]

For sure, BUT the old senators can really handle beach conditions, especially in blowing sand and if getting dunked. Unlike the more modern reels with closer tolerances. And its got more than enough drag for me and although "older" I'm a stout 5'9" with a pretty good back.

My fave is a 12/0 for day in day out but I also use the 14/0 for the big sharks in FL.
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Wouldn't closer tolerances help keep that stuff out of the reel?

Those old senators have ok drags but they aren't in the same league as the new reels. Fished with both and senator can't hold a candle against a high end penn, avet, or any other high end reel. One of my old managers had a huge senator that had a handle like a come along. He wanted to hook salmon sharks with it. Pretty sure it was a 16/0. The handle was a crank, not a normal handle

Re: my shark rig [Re: fishguts] #16003827 04/17/21
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There used to be quite a few "hop up" kits for the old Penn's. Drags, frames, gears, handles..... Obviously for a reason. Work horses for sure though!

That big one reminds me of Quint from Jaws!

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I use my old Penn 14/0 for reeling in temporary electric fence when moving the cows. A old, heavy Penn 50w with 200lb power pro can handle more than I can.


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Re: my shark rig [Re: stxhunter] #16010920 04/19/21
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Originally Posted by stxhunter
Originally Posted by fishguts
16/0 penn on unlimited class fenwick. hope to gtet one on this summer[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]



Had one almost striped on bob hall pier back in 02, probably giant greater hammer. I was using a 35lb jack for bait. 18/0 hooks straightened out. Wish I still had the reel and rod, but those 16/0 bring good money from collectors. reels nowadays have much better drags.





Had a 16/0 myself back in the day. Just wasn't running i to enough fish big enough to keep bull-dogging that big a rig.

YMMV.


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Re: my shark rig [Re: fishguts] #16065795 05/08/21
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Its not how you pick the booger..
but where you put it !!
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Re: my shark rig [Re: stxhunter] #16082731 05/13/21
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Originally Posted by stxhunter
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Love this pic. My boy knows how to put the wood to beeg feesh.

Re: my shark rig [Re: kamo_gari] #16084512 05/14/21
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wish my brother John and I would have kept those 16/0s, but even back then you could get 1000-1500 for one in good shape, especially if you still had the box it came in.


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Re: my shark rig [Re: stxhunter] #16099838 05/20/21
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Originally Posted by stxhunter
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The mustache is the only positive ID in this photo. Without that, it could have been anyone in that blurry photo! laugh

Re: my shark rig [Re: War_Eagle] #16124138 05/28/21
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Originally Posted by War_Eagle
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The mustache is the only positive ID in this photo. Without that, it could have been anyone in that blurry photo! laugh

It's a cell ph pic of a regular film photo.


God bless Texas-----------------------
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Re: my shark rig [Re: fishguts] #16124307 05/28/21
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look at that gut. Hasn't seen his dick in a decade !

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Originally Posted by OnTheBeach
look at that gut. Hasn't seen his dick in a decade !

how many dicks you seen in a decade let alone sucked on. Go catch perch or trout and leave the big fish for men.


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Originally Posted by OnTheBeach
look at that gut. Hasn't seen his dick in a decade !




Everything you know about dick is from the front.


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Re: my shark rig [Re: stxhunter] #16147318 06/06/21
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Originally Posted by stxhunter
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this is one of two of the hooks that pulled on the shark I'd hooked in the pic, never could slow it down, only had about 200 of the 1700 yards of line left on the reel when both hooks pulled.

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Re: my shark rig [Re: fishguts] #16150115 06/07/21
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Years ago I fished with a group that fished for sharks. Mainly in Galveston. I used a 6/0 and 16/0.
We used Dacron backing on the big reels because the mono stretched so bad. I was told but never saw it happen that the mono would crush the spool.
We fished off the Pleasure pier in Galveston and made a few trips to Bob Hall in the late 60’s.
The Pleasure pier finally restricted shark fishing. Too many caught. Chamber of commerce though is was bad publicity.
If remember correctly Bob Hall restricted reel size. Hasbeen


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Re: my shark rig [Re: fishguts] #16151018 06/07/21
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as a teenager i would shark fish off of my unks, snapper boat at night . used 80 lb dacron on a 6/0 on a 8 ft rod . had something big on for about 45mins. i pulled up hard as i could to crank down on it i saw the cig. in my mouth touch the line and gave my self a bloody nose .my unc. laffed his ass off 😢

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