7-Line Canyon Small SQUID Spread
Big Game Canyon Trolling Spreads
The RDTKL 7-line spread is a great overall spread. In fact, this is a typical tuna trolling spread for the North East Canyons. As you can see, we like to keep the spread tight. This is the standard configuration for Yellow and Longfin tuna. The Long Riggers are about 6 to 8 wakes back, and everything else keys off them. Keep the spread tight. If the tuna are boat shy, send the Entire SPREAD back, not just one or two lines. Remember, the spread is designed to draw multiple bites, break it up and you're likely to get single bites if any at all. It takes the whole spread to draw the attention of an entire school. This is how you get four to six lines down, and it could be your only shot all day. Some anglers insist on a WWB rig. If you must, you can add another Way Back line down center, running it about 200 to 300 Yards back. In this case we would recommend the 13" bird and daisy chain. It can be purchased separably. We would recommend that it be added to the spread and run WAY back. The other center-line should be run in the short shotgun position, aft of the short riggers but forward of the long riggers.
This spread contains RDTKL Spreader Bars, tested and proven effective, designed and used professional fisherman.
Small Diameter, light weight stainless spring steel spreader bars
Spreader Bar Teasers rigged with 36" of Premium 150# line
Spreader Bar Center line rigged with 36" Premium 150# line, 72 inches with the stinger attached
Spreader Bar Detachable stinger rigged on 36" with Premium 150# line
Daisy chains are rigged with 36" of Premium 150# line and include a detachable stinger that is an additional 36" long. Total length is 72".
All stingers are rigged with an RDTKL Southern & Tuna Stainless Steel 2x 8/0 hook
7-line Spread includes:
Two 16" Spreader Bars (rigged with 5" or 6" inch shell squid)
Two 32" Spreader Bars (rigged with 5" or 6" shell squid)
One Chick Bird (9") centerline Daisy chain (rigged with 5" or 6" skirt squid)
Two Daisy Chains (rigged with 5" or 6" skirt squid)
All packed in one large mesh tackle bag
QUALITY WHERE IT COUNTS
All monofilament is premium Lindgren-Pitman 150# line. The spreader Bar is made in the USA 316 Stainless Spring Steel, diameter and length perfectly matched for the baits we rig. The Raw Bar is specifically made to order for us by a steel factory right here in the USA and we build the rest of it in our shop. These bars are NOT made or assembled in any way by anyone else. All of the squids are foam filled so the entire body is firm and holds its shape, we do not use undersized floats. RDTKL has been making Spreader Bars for many Charter Captains for years. Our methods, hardware and bar design has been vigorously tested and continues to be tested day after day.
You don't have to take our word, here are just a few Charter Captains that use our tackle every day.
Muff Diver Charters, Ocean City MD
Reel Escape Charters, Cape Hatteras
Captain Tom Lemaire, Charter Boat Sea Shell on Stellwagen Bank
JJ's Rock Ocean City Md
Hanu Sport Fishing
Capt Puggs Sport fishing
We be happy to provide contact information upon request or better yet or fish with them and see our gear in action!