Wednesday, August 10, 2011
New Pole Breaking In
I went to the Ship's Store today at lunch. Got some groceries and couldn't pass up a new 1100 Medium Weight Ugly Stik.
Well - you don't get a new pole and not take it out.
I left work (1800 - good grief) and made a beeline for the O'Club Beach.
I landed this Bonefish.
I also caught this crab. She was too busy chomping away at the squid on the hook to notice she was out of the water. She is a she because she had lots of bright orange eggs (which she is protecting in the picture).
The pole is a hair stiffer than the Penn I snapped yesterday - and I am using a slightly bigger reel. When I get a chance, I will most likely spool this reel with some 30 lb braid - I lost a rig today after a hit.
After that, this will be a great rod/reel!