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I Was Impressed #14573192 12/23/22 04:05 PM
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Back in the summertime, Ken Roberson of Power Crappie LLC: Home of Todd Huckabee Rods, asked me to test his catfish rods offshore, with a simple set of instructions: โ€œGo try to break them.โ€ I had plans to try them out against trophy amberjack, but as the feds issued an emergency closure of AJ season, I never got to fulfill my promise to Ken.

Fast forward to last week. Myself and about 20 other anglers went out a few hundred miles to battle yellowfin tuna, and I figured it would be a good opportunity to really test what these rods can handle, as I donโ€™t know any other fish that will put a man in the dirt like a big tuna.

After spooling up a Quantum Cabo with 80lb braid, cranking the drag down tight, and tying on a Halco 130 lipless crankbait, I went for broke.

Allow me to say this: if this rod can handle 80-90lb yellowfin, it will flat out embarrass any catfish on this planet that tries to do battle. Too say I was impressed is an understatement.

Mr Roberson, you make a fine product sir.
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Re: I Was Impressed [Re: Laner] #14573200 12/23/22 04:12 PM
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Dang, that's a lot of sushi!!!

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Nice job and obviously that rod fared well. I cant imagine using a big spinning reel with that monster.


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Re: I Was Impressed [Re: Laner] #14573323 12/23/22 05:34 PM
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Looks like a really big time out by the rigs. I second "lots of sushi"!

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Looks like the New Buccaneer? I retired from the tuna safaris after 1 rough trip but I think this spring I might unretire. Lot of fun when you get into them.

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Re: I Was Impressed [Re: Laner] #14574022 12/24/22 12:48 PM
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Bluecat Bob, your assessment was spot on. After 20 minutes, I was definitely starting to feel it! Once I brought in a couple of fish with the red rod, I switched over to a much more appropriate tuna fighter, the 8ft Daiwa Proteus.



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