Re: Tuna on the fly
Great advice from Rip and Mark. I had to look up a picture of Pacific Albacore and those I saw looked to be about 15-20 lbs. They aren't the same as our albies or football shaped blackfins.
I'm sure your dad is well versed in catching them, and no doubt, live baitfish thrown out will put them into a frenzy once they are located.
A baitfish immitation matching the live chum stripped fast and steady nearly always works on blackfin, skipjacks and albies. But it must track straight, and light (20 lb) fluoro is what I use for leaders on blackfin, skipjacks, false albacore. They can be quite leader shy.