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20180305-While rod shopping (summer period 2017)

at my favorite local fishing supplier I came across a display of rods... I was not familiar with by name… “Hellbent”… peculiar name I thought. I picked up a 6-0’er and started doing the normal shaking and twitching of the rod in space… I instantly fell in love with its extreme fast action… I quickly went to the reel aisle and affixed one of my favorite series to the handle… a Shimano 1000 series Siena RD… a match made in heaven I thought. I needed to test these rods out on the water!

Within a period of 2 weeks I owned 4 model lengths of the rods and immediately began showing positive performance results out in the field. The 6-0’er slowly began to be the favorite of the bunch. 5 out of the next 6 Master anglers sized B.Gills were caught on these series.

The rods proved very sensitive and added some distance to the very tiny presentations I was utilizing. I was settling in on a fishing performance curve at the time with the tiniest presentations were getting the most and largest fish. These rods thru tiny baits at better distances.

In the short trial period I ended up taking the 7-0’er back to the supplier. The length added leveraged weight to its task and I was not satisfied with the “fly rod” softer action due to its length.

Towards the end of the post summer season I started going extreme on the line diameter and spooled on 3# Nanofil on the 6-0’er… this stuff is so thin its tough tying a knot!

With cold water season 2018 just around the corner I’ll start with this combo twitching the tiny ice fishing sized presentations in their faces. I have a feeling its going to be another incredible year with these combos!

I’ll keep everyone posted!

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