Fishing Tackle list

TACKLE, EQUIPMENT

 

Olivier Charpentier advices:

You don’t need many stuff for a Panama trip, but high quality products, otherwise you will have big deceptions on strong fish like cuberas and big tunas.

First the essential equipment:

  • Good sun cap
  • Polarized glasses
  • Buff
  • long sleeve shirt
  • solar cream 50 mini
  • insect repellent (also on sale at the lodge)
  • Head light and batteries
  • Small dry bag 10 liters.

Rods:

You will need three rods:

  • Strong casting rod 60-80 lbs for cuberas

Ex: Tenryu Furary, Zenacq 76-7

  • Medium casting rod on 40-50 lbs
  • Jigging rod 60 lbs

Ex: Zenacq 53-16

Reels:

SHIMANO Stella 14000 and 8000

DAIWA Saltiga 6500 and 4500

SHIMANO Saragossa good price/quality rate.


 

IMPORTANT: Rental of popping and jigging combos rods and reels are available at the lodge. Good choice if you don’t want to invest for only one trip.

Small equipment:

All lures and small tackle is available on sale at the boutique of the lodge. You will find all what you need. To give an idea, a list of the lures we use here.


Poppers:

DUMBELL 200 et 150 Rivertosea
ROOSTA POPPER HALCO 195 et 150


 Sticks baits:

We need SKINKING STICK BAITS on sizes 16 to 20 cm. We use them for big cubera fishing on the rocks.

– SEBILE STICKS SHADD 182 SK

– TAIL WALK GUNZ’S SK 160 and 180.

Oliver Fishing can provide the good sticks (the dientons 160 and 180) on sale at the lodge.


Jigs:

We use 100 to 200 grams jigs.

Slow jigs are efficient, and more classic one also:

WILLAMSON Vortex

HAYABUSA

CB ONE

SHIMANO Butterfly

Weepy


Lines, PE and leaders:

I recommend VARIVAS.

For casting:

Braid VARIVAS SMP (super max power) 80 lbs (PE 6) and 50 lbs (PE 4).

VARIVAS shock leader (blue) 140 lbs pour le lancer

For Jigging:

Tresse VARIVAS Big one

VARIVAS shock leader 100 lbs


Hooks and others:

Trebles OWNERS ST66 en 4/0, 3/0 et 2/0

Circle hooks OWNERS MUTU circle 6/0. (Ref 5163-161). (For Roosterfish and Cuberas on live baits.)

Split rings OWNERS n°8 et 9.

Solid Rings OWNERS solid ring n° 6,5 (ref 5195-656)

Swevels SAMPO résistance 200 lbs.

Small Cabiais n°6 for live bait fishing.


Fighting belts and big game fishing rods:

The belts and big game fishing rods for billfish and tuna are provided with the boat. You don’t need to bring them.

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