It wasn't a long journey but I did encounter some of those famous NJ drivers. Spent an evening with Kil at his shop and the array of hardware is very broad and complete. He has a 40 foot wall covered with the best Japanese jigs and the opposite wall is covered with Poppers. Although I promised myself I'd be good I could not help but invest in some Runbohs, Tailwalkers and Rangers - all required gear for Panama. Being the nice guy that I am, I did leave one Pink Runboh on the wall for the next customer The Cubera would not leave the Pink Runboh alone last trip Raza had 5 or 6 monsters in one day on it! He has a very specialized but broad selection - all the gear is the best of the best and its nice to see someone offering a one stop shop for your jigging/popping needs. He has all the OTI casting and jigging rods and a mind blowing selection of Jigging Master rods from 150gram to the mighty 600g that I was extremely close to buying but I'm going to opt for the blank and a custom acid wrap job by Ralph vs the factory rod. The Jigging Master 350 was probably my favorite out of the bunch - so light! If you're going on an overseas adventure your're sure to find what you need at his shop. Oh - nice selection of HPA bags and Popperstores too !