What is going to get packed is packed. The rest of the time before I take off is really just moving from one place to another. The trip is more or less set in motion.
The last reels arrived a couple days ago and yesterday was supposed to be the day that I got backing put on all those reels. Then… call from my daughter’s school that she was sick. So, I scavenged. I managed to pull backing off a few of the reels staying home and am now fully set. Here’s the reel list…
For the 8’s (Sage One, Mystery Prototype)
- Orvis Mirage
- Ross F1
For the 10 (Orvis Helios)
- Ross Momentum
- Ross CLA
- Orvis Mirage
For the 11 (Redington Predator)
- Redington Delta
The lines are a mix of Orvis, Rio and SA lines and for the tarpon rods (the 10 and 11) I have both floating and either clear int. sink tips or full clear int. sinks as well.
I’m feeling fairly well equipped. In fact, I may be over-equipped and I’ll have to consciously switch reels and rods from time to time to make sure I get some time with different rigs.
Four rods. Six reels. Seven spools/seven lines.
I’ll be carrying on the rods and the reels and I’ll be hoping the rest of my stuff makes it there.
Tomorrow morning I get on a flight for the first leg of the journey. I’ll meet up with the others down in Mexico tomorrow night and from there, the adventure begins.
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