Testing Edge rods in Panama
Lars Nielsen from Denmark
is crazy about tropical popper fishing. Last week he returned from a
trip organized in cooperation with Scandinavian tour operator GetAway
Tours to their camp on Tuna Coast in Panama. He
returned with a lot of feedback and catches on the new Edge 3776
Popping rods. During the trip Lars was accompanied by Danish and Swedish
anglers looking for popper action. A majority of the anglers had chosen
to buy popper rods from the Edge 3776 series.
In total they were fishing for eight days and had lots of action on
poppers and stickbaits. Some of the action included some unbelievable
“tuna frenzy” with packs of yellowfin tunas hunting large shoals of
sardines. No fishing experience is as exiting and
visually intense as fishing from a fast boat and casting a surface lure
into an inferno of feeding tunas. On several occasions the tunas made
huge leaps out of the water to attack the lure mixing with the panicking
baitfish. Everyone on this trip got their
share of hard fights against 25-40 kilo yellowfins – and all of it on
light popper equipment.
During this kind of
fishing – as well as when using larger poppers for cubera snappers – the
tackle gets tested to the extreme and the difference between good and
really good tackle is shown right away. Some rods break
or do not live up to the expectations. The superior strength and
qualities of the Edge rods was a popular topic every evening when the
tired anglers meet up to share their stories.
Tour leader Lars Nielsen
is a hard core popper angler travelling to most tropical parts of the
world in search of huge fish. He’s also a tackle fanatic and has some
high recommendations on the Edge 3776 Popping rods
as a standard choice for fishing poppers up to 180 grams:
“I have used a large
number of some of the world’s best rods for poppers, including several
rods in the 1000 dollar prize range. An Edge 3776 Popping rod shows
properties that will fully match those rods,” says Lars.
Patrik Karlsson from the
Swedish shop EL-GE Sportsfiske in Skövde is holding one of the biggest
tunas caught during his resent Panama trip. This yellowfin was estimated
between 50 and 60 kilos.
Lars Nielsen is showing
off with a beautiful yellowfin tuna. Most tunas caught during the trip
were in the 25-40 kilo range and it’s hard to imagine a better way to
test the Edge 3776 Popping rods.