Watching a billfish rise to a hookless teaser ranks as one of the most exciting experiences in fishing; I never tire of it. Bait-and-switch fishing offers the utmost flexibility, since you can choose your weapon accordingly once you see what species comes up and how big it is. In the Pacific Ocean, most crews rig 30-pound conventional outfits for sailfish, with a 50 standing by in case a marlin makes an appearance, but when a fish pops up in the spread, it’s totally up to you; drop back a standard 30-pound rig, or if you’re adventurous, try to hook it on 2-pound-test. Like fly-fishing? The bait-and-switch offers the ultimate shot at catching a sailfish or marlin on a fly rod.