Hey guys, I finally got to test out of my new spiral wrapped GUSA Predator over the weekend on a 2 day tuna trip out of Hyannis, MA. Although I am partial to 8ft rods for party boat jigging, I got the predator after feeling the blank and also needing a rod for private boat jigging. I have hypalon fore grips, eva rear grips, Fuji reel seat, and Fuji SIC MNSG guides on it. The finished rod is extremely light and extremely durable. I was casting 230G jigs a mile without any issues at all. The rod was balanced extremely well with a saltiga 50. I fished the rod at 26lbs of drag and was able to jig up a small 40lb long fin on it. Luckily the fish had a lot of spunk and actually took some long runs on the rod so I could see how the blank really handled. The rod handled flawlessly and absorbed the long runs as well as the violent headshakes. I worked the fish up rather quickly and had it in the boat under 2 minutes. The rod is great, handled the fish quickly, its lightweight and even can be used on the rail without fear now. My only regret is that the rear grip was made too short of my specifications, a MISCOMMUNICATION.