7-10 Day Gear Recommendations




The Intrepid carries a wide variety of tackle on board. These are recommendations only. The Intrepid carries Avet Reels and Seeker Rods so our recommendations are these brands or equivalent gear in size, power and capacity. Let the office know in advance if you need to borrow any gear.


Outfit #1

            Line:  25 - 30lb

            Rod:  Seeker 670

            Reel:  Avet MXL 6/3


Outfit #2

            Line:  40lb

            Rod:  Seeker 6470

            Reel:  Avet JX 6/3


Outfit #3

            Line:  50lb

            Rod:  Seeker 6470H 

            Reel:  Avet LX 6/3


Outfit #4

            Line:  60lb

            Rod:  Seeker 6465XH

            Reel:  Avet HX


Outfit #5

            Line:  80lb

            Rod:  Seeker 63XXH

            Reel:  Avet 30 or 30W


Outfit #6

            Line:   100 - 130

            Rod:    Seeker 2 X 4

            Reel:   Avet 30W or 50


*Optional - There are several brands and models of great rods and reels to choose from. They all work great. This list is a basic guideline for what to bring aboard Intrepid.  To forgo the expensive cost of outfitting for a trip,  we have Seeker Rods and Avet reels for you to use as loaners.  You pay a line fee for each line fill up similar to tackle shop rates.  Please contact our Intrepid Office if you need to borrow any loaner gear.


Terminal Tackle: 7 - 11 days



Mustad 94150 Bronze finish

Sizes: 2, 1, 1/0 2/0, 4/0, 6/0, 9/0


Circle Hooks:

Owner Mutu and Super Mutu; Sizes, 1, 1/0, 2/0, 3/0 and 4/0

Or Hayabusa Ringed Circle Hooks; Sizes, 1, 1/0, 2/0, 3/0 and 4/0


Bait Catchers:

Hayabusa 4 hook and 6 hook Sabiki Rigs, several of each

Hayabusa Squid Bait 3-hook Sabiki Rigs, 



YoYo:  JRI 6J, 6.6 DW-1 and DW-2

Surface:  JRI 3, 7 and DW-1 and DW-2 lights

Nomad Ridgeback and Streakers, in 80 to 420 grams

Nomad Madmac for YFT & BFT - various sizes


An assortment of surface and yo-yo jigs. We don't think color matters.  Ask the crew what is working, they know best.


Wahoo Lures:

JRI Hooicide Bombs or Catchy Tackle Bombs

Raider Jigs

Catchy Sea Striker jigs


Trolling Lure for wahoo:  Nomad 200 and 220LR DTX Minnow is by far the best


A hook sharpener to assure your wahoo jigs and bomb hooks are lazer sharp



Fluorocarbon Line can be critical to success.  Please have every test between 25 to 130lbs.  We think Seaguar Gold from 25 to 80lb and Premier above 80lb is the best.



Sliders.  1, 2, 3 Oz

Torpedo. 4, 6, 8, 12, 16 Oz plus Heavy duty rubber bands


Wahoo wire and accessories:*

Wire: 40lb, 60lb, 90lb, 250lb .  We think the Knot-2-Kinky wire is the best.

Wire Sleeves:  Sizes: A-2, A-3, A-7


Swivels:  Size: 1/0 and 5/0 



  •  Or we will have wire wahoo bait leaders for sale on the boat if we are in wahoo mode

(619) 224-4088
San Diego, California USA