Here's a nice solid west coast snapper Jase caught on his Xfactor / Avenger strayline combo....When chasing those big fish that secondary bait feeder system really comes into it's own.
The Nanomatrix inshore jig 40-80grm and Helios 30/40 make a great slow jig combo for big snapper. Nanomatrix inshore jig - ML 6'3 40-80grm 1pce Upgraded this season with a fresh new color and several new models, this series of Nano-Matrix rods has become an icon here in Nz. Utilizing Nano materials (resins) these finally crafted rods are an absolute delight to fish with, very light and sensitive to every touch. Helios 30/40 The Torsion Control Armour (TCA) design on the new Okuma Helios SX spinning reels is made with Okuma's C-40X long-strand carbon fibre technology. This makes the reel lighter, extremely rigid which reduces twist and torque and keeps the internal parts in perfect alignment. The Cyclonic Flow Rotor (CFR) was designed to create a cyclonic airflow, which significantly increases airflow through the ported rotor. This thoroughly tested design allows for a much faster drying time if the reel becomes wet, minimising corrosion possibilities throughout the reel.
BIG snapper combos When chasing big snapper, over sized and heavy gear use to be the way to go about it. In our days Okuma uses the latest technology and latest advancements in materials and construction techniques to combat this - smaller reels with heavy drags and super slim rods has taken chasing big fish to the next level. Okuma is a brand you can really rely on when targeting big fish, over 30 years of research, development, and manufacturing experience has shown this. The great thing is all Okuma rods are designed in NZ and built for the NZ market. Over the next week or two we'll take a look at a few of these combos you can trust when chasing big Snapper.
Age is no barrier - these big game Makaira's will give you years of performance no matter how old they get, they just keep on ticking....
The Tuna are in - here's a little honey of a light game combo for chasing those YFT Makaira 20IISEa Silver - https://uat-okuma.n2erp.co.nz:5443/product/1008/okuma-reel-game-makaira Tournament concept game - https://uat-okuma.n2erp.co.nz:5443/product/109/okuma-rod-game-tournament-concept
Another cracker day out from Waihau today. Okumamatata tagging a stripy in the morning before the weather picked up. Fight was over within 15 minutes tagging the fish and letting it swim away. Congratulations to all the other anglers down here at the @surteesboats boot camp, it's been a blast! Also big thanks to the Waihau bay sport fishing club and locals. #inspiredfishing #okumanz #makaira