Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Hookup @ 730am Sat- first run off was 200 yards ++ on the new Stella 20000

Broken tuna belt – no problem

Put on another tuna belt – got it, no problem

Large cut on inside right bicep – no problem

Broken Rod guide after being slammed on the forward deck – no problem

No ceramic ring in broken guide while fighting a 70”+ fish- now, that’s a problem

Wire cutters and pliers to remove guide – no problem

Fight the fish another 30 mins- then lost fish after 40 mins…..what the hell, BFT wins again…..??

We shouldn’t have been casting into the pod of Volkswagens anyway…..!

(check out how much line had dumped off in pic # 3 (where is shows the broken guide)

Seth is the Manager of the Fishing Dept at Kittery Trading Post. He was using the Local Hooker VIPER w/a STELLA 20000 reel.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

84" - 325 POUNDS!!!!

Hi Bob,
Well we had another great day out of Portsmouth NH. yesterday! Two friends and I took a nice 84in. 325lb. tuna that we got bent with at 7:30 am. It took us one hour and fifteen minutes to subdue him. Your 50/80 Acid Wrap once again worked flawlessly.

This battle was nothing like the one we had on a real giant on 7/2/10 out at The Flag. We fought that monster on the same Acid Wrap rod matched with a Penn 70VS for just under 3 hours, only to loose him because of line failure. We estimated him to be somewhere around 800 lbs. Maybe too much for stand up gear, but you can bet we will keep trying. Get Bent Soon. John

Thursday, July 1, 2010


"Bob, Just received the RASTA rods! Nice is not the word. I can't think of a word I’ll have to get back to you on that…
The two sexist rods I have ever seen. Please tell Mike that he is one of the last living Jedi masters. I'm one also, nice to know there are others!” CP Long Island