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Shimano grappler travel rods

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We had three onboard, just missing the heaviest in its class, which is overkill in my opinion. The lightest is more parabolic and ideal for the youngsters onboard. I used the second heaviest in the three piece range and found the extra power great when targeting fish that try to head back into reef, I was simply able to lock drag and bully them out. I was also able to cast further even with soft plastics that the other rods being used but that might just be due to the youngsters technique.

Casting hardbody lures 80m+ and soft plastics 40-50m is quite achievable if you don't use to heavy a main line. Keeping the boat moving aided in quick releasing of many fish as they relax more while swimming alongside.

Taking on shallow water reef and coral species involved trimming the engine up a little and holding the boat in gear stern into the wind. Boga grips helped in swimming fish back to recover with a slightly faster the tick over idle speed.

No end of trevaly, northern bluefin, Spanish mackerel etc etc.

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Nice fish there @JDP👍🏻 Bet the young bucks are pleased as punch to land them (or is it a case of been there done that)? 
Ive got an older shimano travel rod and they are excellent rods! I don't think shimano make anything "bad" at any price range. 

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