I was on the trip, and it was one of the better trips on the Big E. I didn't get the 7 1/2 rod built because the Sustain 8000 FE doesn't ship until next week. If the reel would have been here I would have built the rod. I would have done much better on the poppers too! I watched Grescobia use the Accurate spinner on the prototype rod and it seemed to work very well!! With the news that the Big E will still be fishing next year, I'll have the rod built before the next trip.
I wish you could have been on the trip, it was a good one!!