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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 10:00 am Reply with quote
Sean Wood
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Drew,
Just make sure you match your rod and reel to the baits that you are going to be throwing. If you are planning on throwing big woodchoppers all day it will make it so much easier on you if you have a stiffer rod. If you are planning on throwing jigs and little spook type baits then a normal MH bass spinning rod with 30 lb power pro and a good drag system would be fine. If I could only take one rod with me it would be this type of spinning setup for your trip.
Just my two cents worth.
Sean

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Tackle for Peru 
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 10:29 am Reply with quote
Larry Larsen
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Drew,

Welcome aboard. Regarding tackle, you will be fine using standard big bass tackle - anything that would handle a 6 to 8 pounder. Quality low-profile baitcasting reels with MH action baitcasting rods and lines testing 20 pounds (mono) or 30 pounds (braid) minimun are fine for the size of peacocks in Peru (most are butterfly peacock which fight just a little better than a smallmouth). You are right about catching a lot of 2 to 4 pounders, with a few up to 6 or 7 most days and an 8 to 10 pound fish "opportunity" during the week. I would add Rat-L-Traps to the lures you mentioned. Any lures built for largemouth of the same size will suffice and I would not recommend using the giant 6 or 7 inch long topwaters or other giant submerged plugs/lures. A 3 to 5 inch plug is fine, from what I experienced on 3 trips to various Peruvian watersheds several years ago.

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