Albie Mastery Part 1 of 7: Albie Outfits #303

In part one of this seven part series, Capt. Mike Hogan walks us through and reviews his two favorite outfit set ups for false albacore fishing. These outfits are both interchangeable between schoolie striper fishing and the heat of albie season on Cape Cod.

Capt. Mike has two rods that he really loves for albie fishing.
Outfit #1: Used also for light tackle striper fishing.
Rod: 7′ Fast Action Lightweight Rod (St. Croix Legend Extreme) capable of casting lures from .75 oz. to 1.25oz.
Line: 30lb. test braid
Leader: 12lb. test fluorocarbon leader
Lures: Hogy Epoxy Jig Lure, metals and some smaller plugs
Outfit #2: Works well in windier conditions with heavier lures for long range and accuracy.
Rod: 7.5′
Reel: Saragosa 4000
Line: 30lb. test braid
Leader: 12lb. to 15lb. test fluorocarbon leader.
Lures: 7/8oz. up to 2oz., Hogy Heavy Minnow Jig
Retrieve: Works well with the skippy retrieve.

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