I made an another trip to NC to test a couple of rods for grouper.
One is 8' Black Hole Hurricane 80XH rod and the other is Black Hole Cape Cod Special 80g jigging rod.
The 8' rod was tested for deep drop on a couple of trips using upto 4 pounds sinker.
We are very pleased with the performance of the rod which shows enough backbone.
I had three red grouper on the rod. one on Black Hole Taifun jig and two on bait.
The one on the jig is 20 plus lb red grouper and the rod handled the grouper beautifully.
I am going to post video of the fight soon.
The 80g rod is the lightest rod among Black Hole Cape Cod Special jigging rods.
I was not sure whether the light 80g rod can endure hard pulling of groupers.
I put the rod on the rod holder for testing when grouper was hooked.
I was nervous when the light rod was bouncing up and down violently.
At the end of the trip after catching half dozen groupers with the rod, I am convinced the light 80g can handle decent size groupers.
20 plus lb red grouper on Black Hole Taifun jig using 8' Black Hole Hurricane rod.
Groupers caught were all good sizes.
lionfish are everywhere.
nice red grouper caught using light Black Hole Cape Cod Special 80g rod.
Capt Joe fighting a nice red grouper using Black Hole Cape Cod Special 450g rod and an electric reel.
another successful trip.