There was a guy named Lou from Virginia Beach who I met at a power casting tournament on Hatteras. He was a very nice fellow. I know he became a custom rod builder after he got out of power casting and he was going by the nickname heaver. I can't remember his last name but he was not Luis Dasilva. I know he had been mentored in Power Casting by Bill Kennedy, one of really good power casters from the late 1980s or early 90s. I had some emails from him a long time ago (10 plus years) but I am not sure where they are. If we are talking about the same person, you can probably reach him though Bill Kennedy if you can find him. Tommy Farmer may know how to reach him.
I think the Lou I met looked like he had polynesian ancestry. He was really nice fellow.
Good luck. If you find him, let me know. I'd like to drop him a line as well.