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Field Testing Hawaiian Custom Rods By Okuma - Getting Hits! #13815646 12/22/20 06:11 PM
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Casting Okuma's Ulua & Menpachi Rods Using Tesoro & Azores Reels!



It's important to develop faith in your equipment. To be positive that your choices in line strength, hooks, swivels, brands combined will result in a rig that'll be a part of who you are & how you fish. Took me awhile to put together new combos. Today i went to a familiar area to test how everything "meshes" together.



Early morning there was no wind so i was drop shotting baits only 30-40yds out using only 3oz banks on the Ulua "GT" rod rated MH at 7-10oz. No problem as it was a narrow inlet. When the winds picked-up i was throwing 6oz directly into the wind with good distances. So now i now if i used heavier weights that my distance will be good even casting into the wind. I forgot my wrist brace since i badly injured my wrist so casting was a "painful" joy.



I also used new extended length sand spikes with beveled edges. Mustad Circle Hooks, ball bearing swivels, tried different lead weights & leader set-ups. I was very happy that everything was working well. The Tesoro 12S Star Drag has 65lb braid backing to monofilament top shot. Tried both MH & H 13' Ulua Rods & my other Tesoro Star Drag that had all 80lb Braid. I also used all 3 Menpachi Rods of 10'7", 12' & 13' with varying casting weights.



It's good to know the limitations of your gear & when to use certain lengths & strengths for different applications. Now i can go to dangerous locations to night casting on my own again. Still nursing a very bad wrist but over my concussion. Now i'm familiar with my new rigs & hopefully will put them to the test.




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Traveled the World diving & fishing. Became a ranked billiard player in Asia. Won a few senior bowling tournaments. I travel to the US, Australia & Europe working with museums & doing educational lectures.
Re: Field Testing Hawaiian Custom Rods By Okuma - Getting Hits! [Re: Scuba Chris] #13816121 12/23/20 01:18 AM
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Re: Field Testing Hawaiian Custom Rods By Okuma - Getting Hits! [Re: Scuba Chris] #13818244 12/24/20 04:05 PM
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Nice review.

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