Re: Snapped my rod in half tonight
Pick up a cheap Tica, for the interim. They are a good Yak rod. Yaks lend themselves to Operator high sticking. As they make that last run and your rod is pointed at the moon, the angle is too much, SNAP!
Lami will hook you up.
If I am fighting a blue or a bigger sane fish, I get it within a few feet, slack the line or open the bail, put the rod in the holder, and wrap the leader around my hand offshore style. I then just swim it right to the boga. A boga in the yak is important. It is the only gripper that twists with the fish. So if I underestimated the fish and it makes a last second run. I just release the wraps, pic up the rod, set the bail and make it pay for its impertinence.
I have been skunked too many times in a row to not admit I would gladly trade a broken rod for a few bent ones.
Catch em up and thanks for the report.
"The Wheel is Turning and You Can't Slow it Down."