Sunday, March 02, 2014

First on the water test of the Aries 60S spinning combos

This is Mary hugging her Yellowjack caught on one of the Sea Striker Aries combos that I am testing.  Mary volunteered to be my inexperienced angler today and George my experienced angler.  No photos, but George brought to the leader a 25 pound or so sharp nose shark and Mary a 30 pound shark both on the same combo.  The drag worked fine but the audible drag alarm (the thing that makes noise so you don't wind against your drag), was not very loud.  Not a real bad thing, just a thing to think about.

We lost a half dozen or so Blacktip sharks that ate mangroves hooked on the combos so they got a pretty fair work out even for a half day trip.  The balance and action of the combo is nice and the graphite rod and reel body make the combo easy on the angler.  Graphite reel bodies tend to be a bit unreliable at times, but so far so good for the Aries 60S.
Marathon in the Florida Keys should be your next fishing vacation destination. Join us for charter fishing, fishing guide trips or our fishing 101 so you can fish on your own with better success. Tight lines, Capt. Dallas

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