I finally got to break in the new gun. I shot a couple 30-40 lb
amberjack to test the aim of the gun with the smaller 7.5 shaft with
three bands. I shot about a foot low. Should I only shoot 2 bands
with the smaller shaft?
The next trip we were hunting African Pompano and I shot at one with my
120 riffe and it deflected off the hard bones of the big pompano. I
switched guns and on my first breath I drilled a 35lb african pompano.
I thought I missed, then the float line began ripping through my hands.
The Hybrid had punched clean through bone and flesh and kept going.
After a battle with some pesky sharks I recovered the fish with out a
scratch. Then my buddy made a drop with my gun and he came back to the
surface with a huge grin as the buoy shot by us! He got a twin african
pompano! The african pomapon had been a goal of his for the past year
and had proved elusive! After a bit of celebrating, I made a few more
drops down to 60ft in poor vis only to drill an even bigger 40 lber.
Then I had a nice wahoo stay just out of range for 10 minutes. Thanks
so much for the gun, maybe I'll see you at the expo if I dont have to
fish. We might make weekend trip down to Blue Wild.
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