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: โGo 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 donโt 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.www.toddhuckabeerods.com