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: 'Takes TWO hands to handle a whopper!...

04-08-2004, 03:58 PM
I've been playing with a certain new CND Atlantis and (besides REALLY liking how it feels and what it does) had an epiphany!
After getting accustomed to fairly effortless 120'+ casts, I went in the house and brought out a sweet high end 9wt...
A few double hauls later and 90'+ was the norm BUT...
The single hander felt like a teenieweenie trout stream toy and weighed even less...It's all relative, I guess!...:rolleyes:
Sorta' like warming up with one of those donuts on the end of a Louisville Slugger before getting in the box.
Any one else experience this semi-weightlessness?! :confused:

My haulin' daze are far from over but, everything Juro said about das Beach Tamer was/is true...
It's a nimble, high tech MONSTER in the kindest sense of the word and certainly has a place in my starting hampster launching line up! :eyecrazy:

Meet me at the Elbowtown Light House @ 0500 and I'll turn your double haulin' single handed world upside down! :devil:

Doc Duprey
04-08-2004, 06:06 PM

You are sooooo right! That rod probably could launch a hamster into at least a low orbit. Combined with some of your soon-to-be-patented double barrel herring flies, it should make for some very interesting fishing this season.

Speaking of herring, I am hoping to explore some local Joisey waters where the blue-backed beauties are known to cavort, and know of at least a couple of places where I will try my Atlantis. We should compare notes.

Best regards,


04-13-2004, 07:42 AM
Count me in!

I am on a mission to launch herring flies this spring. Payback for all the frustration I suffered watching live-liners hit cow bass to my left and right while I flea-flicked with my single hander.

Not this year!

04-13-2004, 09:52 AM

Not to make this into an infomercial but....

What is the lead time and where can I buy a 2 hander Atlantis cannon?

I may end up trading my CND spey rod (still in the wrapper!) in for a 2 hander since my in-laws appear to be buying a cottage on the NH coast. And I will have keys...

Makes the 2 hander more important than the spey rod.

Lemme know.



04-13-2004, 10:08 AM
Suweet! Papa Doogue always takes good care of family doesn't he. Makes me wish I was the long lost son!

Next order will be available on the third week in April shipping to dealers starting April 26 or 27th.

05-11-2004, 01:41 AM
There'y go, that bright and shiny light at the end of the tunnel has been lit. It ain't never goin' to go out, either. Max