February 27, 2014
I have this rod paired up with a Penn Fierce 8000 at the moment to pull monster catfish out of my local lake. I hopefully will get to test it on some giant grouper this summer and I am confident it will do just fine. I will be a switching to a Penn Spinfisher V 10500 for the grouper fishing and will let you know how it handles that venture. So far it is great with the Fierce 8000 and 300yds of 80lb of Power Pro Braid. It is not as heavy as I thought this type of rod would be but it does have a solid backbone to it for catching big fish.