Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
The IGFA ( International Game Fishing Association) recently announced their inductees to the IGFA Hall Of Fame. Included in these inductees is friend Larry Dahlberg. Many know Larry from his television show "The Hunt For Big Fish". This is one of the few shows where multiple species throughout the world are shown. Not just the same old show after show of bass or walleye fishing! Larry has fished in over 80 countries catching a wide variety of species. Larry along with friends from Shimano helped put La Zona on the map when he was guided years ago by Hector Bradanini. I still have numerous articles Larry wrote in "In-Fisherman" magazine years ago. To this day, the La Zona episode is my favorite
Thursday, March 30, 2017
I teamed the rod up with a Daiwa Saltiga 6500H spinning reel spooled with 80 lbs Momoi Diamond Braid. The rods were found to be extremely light which made casting comfortable in 100 deg temperatures. The handles allow for both hands to be used to load up the rod to make extra long casts. They are quite powerful and can handle about anything that swims in my opinion. When I visited with Larry at the Chicago Sportshow, he held the tip to the floor and told me to pull up on the rod with all my strength in an attempt to break it. The rod won!! My favorite was the #3 which had no problem casting heavy stickbaits up to 6 oz. The handles are made out of premium cork which again saves on weight. As of today these rods are not yet available. I believe a 9 ft rod in the same power strengths will be available soon.
I am sure that both the spinning model and casting models can handle the brutal punishment of a multitude of fresh and saltwater monsters!
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Effective April 1, 2017, the IGFA (International Game Fish Association) has announced changes in their recognition of line class records. The potential record catches will now be required to meet a minimum ratio between the weight of the fish and the line class category. For line class records up to 10 kg, the weight of the catch must be at least 1/2 that of the line class. For example a fish entered in the 10 kg line class must weigh at least 5 kg. For line class records greater than 10 kg, the fish must be equal to, or greater than the line class For example a fish entered in the 20 kg line class must weigh at least 20 kg. Records previously announced prior to the rule change will remain intact with an asterisk next to the record catch. For those of you who are record seekers, make sure to know the rules beforehand!