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I have been asked what tackle I used last weekend, so I thought a post was in order.
Reel-- Ultra Mag III (converted by Hector Hernandez)
Line-- Tight Line from BPS
Rod-- Jeff Andrews (Lightning Bolt) 14' 8"

I used an Ultra Mag II for first 5 cast and switched to the III for the winning cast.
The II was running just a bit slow, of course I did not realize that until after the change.
The reason I changed is no improvement in distance since first cast. I know the II has a lighter spool but the III is the same reel I set the record with 3 years ago.
When you have confidence in your tackle, you
are more apt to do well.
If any one has a question don't hesitate to email me.
 

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Lou,

Firstly "Congratulations", secondly that's an interesting rod "Jeff Andrews - Lightning Bolt" can you shed some light on this piece of equipment as I'm sure that not many people have heard of it.

What shock leader did you use ?

Led.
 

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hey lou. when you see hector say hi, and we'd like to see him back in action. he's missed as all good casters are. :cool: :cool: :cool:
 

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Don't know what to say about the rod except IT WORKS!! My scales aren't in grams so this weight may not be as accurate as you like . The JA weighs 1 lb 12 oz Zziplex full tournament 1lb 11 oz. Ja is 14' 8" FT is 14'
JA has 8 eyes and tip FT has 8 eyes and tip.
The JA has heavier eyes. The JA is a bit larger diameter.
JA 8 ft butt 7' 3" tip 7" over lap
FT 6 ft 11 inch butt 7' 5" tip 3 1/2 over lap
As for shock, I had been using Suffix but broke off and grabbed an old leader in bottom of box that already had a melted blob. Leader had been there for at least 3 years, I think it was Stren (clear leader material) in 60 lb test.
So far I have been very pleased with the JA rod. It loads similar to fishing rods I have used for years, butt will bite you if you get into it too early. The recovery is very fast.
JA has been making rods for several years and has a good reputation in Hawaii for catching big uluas. They are custom rods that take awhile to get but I think the wait is worth it.
 

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Lou,

Thanks for taking the time to post a reply. I'll do a little research to if they are known on the web.

Good Health - Led.
 
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Congratulations Big Lou...

and thankyou for sharing your tackle info with us who are trying to learn from great casters like yourself.
 
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