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We had an amazing 2 days of fishing in PEI and still have 1 more day to go, I wanted to go beyond the ordinary and also wanted to push the Shimano Talica 50II matched with Shimano Tallus TLT-STXH. The other set is a MC Works prototype rod 5310XX and was built according to our specification to target Bluefin tuna on stand up. Both set up did an outstanding job and performance, on the top of that I went with 130lb Power Pro hollow line and did not have any issues, My first fish landed yesterday on the MC Works rod, was estimated at 550lb and took under 20 minutes. BigTom was next, Tom had an estimated 600lb on the Shimano Tallus under 50 minutes.
Today was a little slow, it was amazing initially but then it slowed down, we lost a fish at first light due to line tangling to a net but the afternoon paid off when a monster inhaled a Mackerel from the kite, the fight was on. I landed a 909lb on the Shimano Talica 50II match out with Shimano Tallus TLT-STXH under 57 minutes and the guys decided to use the tag,
I couldn't be happier then that.
Tackle used:
Shimano Talica 50II match out with Shimano Tallus TLT-STXH
Shimano Talica 50II match out with MC Works 5310XX Prototype rod
Line: Power Pro Hollow 130lb
Lure of choice: live Mackerel :)

Tight lines
Sami










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MC Works 5310XX Prototype paired with Shimano Talica 50II
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Fish getting released
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Shimano Talica 50II match out with Shimano Tallus TLT-STXH
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Tom with his estimated 600lb :)
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A day to remember, weighted 909lb at the dock :)
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Amazing job Sami as always, congrats!

I'll have to get my Tac 50II spooled up soon, but funny that I have Power Pro Hollow Ace 130lb for it as well, and to be mounted on a Shimano Tallus TLT-STXH sitting in my closet. :) I'm glad to see that the setup can handle such a monster fish!
 

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Glad you got to use some of your own tackle this year; seems like it did the job. You had a great fishing companion in Tom too!
 

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Tom, maybe next year we can get the breezy point crew up there. you me Paul and Raymond. Sami has caught enough giant bluefin tuna for now. :p
 

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Congrats Sami
Glad to see you use smaller sized reels and less heavy line for those monsters
Hope you catch a grander on your last day
 

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Thank you Guys :)

Congrats Sami
Glad to see you use smaller sized reels and less heavy line for those monsters
Hope you catch a grander on your last day

Hi Isnspiro,
I had no doubt that the reel will perform well, i trust Shimano and i believe they build the best reels regardless,
I caught my grander last year, so i am good :) today is Tom's day and i hope he will catch a big fish to.
 

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Don't worry Tom, who needs bluefin tuna when you have voracious Breezy point bluefish!

So true, both have "blue" in their name!
 
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