So here’s the tail…
I was back for a revenge solo mission on the hunt for my first Smoothhound, armed with my trusty Tronixpro Viper GT teamed with a pre release Tronixpro Virtuoso ST fixed spool reel and my beloved old Greys Jupiter teamed with a Slosh 20.
I had felt previously that my pulley rigs where to long plus I wasn’t confident with the hooks used previously so went back to my favourite hook, a 3/0 Kamasan uptide with the new Tronixpro 1/0 big dog hook for the short Pennel hook length.
I fished hard up the last of the flood and over the top of the tide without a bite and felt my chance may come just as the tide was ebbing.
I had set up my phone on a tripod behind me and felt it was time to start filming just in case, then just 9 minutes later and BOOM!, the Tronixpro Virtuoso ST fixed spool reel screamed off and the Viper GT bent into a decent fish.
The fished went nuts near the shore and turned to run along the beach, I really like the quick drag on the Virtuoso ST when you need to react quickly
At the last minute I steered the fish to shore and heaved her in, the feeling was pure elation mixed with adrenaline, I ordered the poor gentleman to hold the Viper GT and went down the shingle to land the stranded fish
I couldn’t of got any of this great media without my newest pal Chris from Holland, we shared something special together that day and another fishing first that I will always remember!
Going for a double next…😳
Here’s the link to the video…
Thanks for looking and please Share with your fishing buddies, if I inspire one person to give it a go then it’s all worth while…
TIGHT LINES TO ALL <>:(((((><
Paul Bassman Gordon