|06-17-2009 07:45 PM|
You are a mad man. That is F'n nuts.
I hope you have a retainer paid to your chiropractor.
Curious about the line also.
|02-09-2009 08:14 AM|
I can vouch for the 14 Xi2 - it has been a fantastic rod and is not likely to break unless the angler makes a major mistake. I would estimate this year's class of fish was about maximum capacity on a 14. Next year a setup like Jim has devised may be a requirement
|02-08-2009 07:32 AM|
When does the bus leave for Panama?
I'm IN !!!!!!!!
|02-07-2009 09:21 PM|
Howlin' at the moon again...
Jimbo's Hunt for BIG FISH...
Why on earth would you want heavy gear like that?!
Let me think...
|02-07-2009 01:05 PM|
I have a 13 wt Sage Xi2. Casts very nicely and is light. I matched it with a Tibor Gulfstream.
But.... I have not put it to the test on a Tuna ..... yet.
|02-07-2009 12:18 PM|
|02-07-2009 10:33 AM|
|striblue||Jim, really nice and compact....love the belt hook up....nice job!!!!! I now have a 14 wt TF but it is hard to throw... I just spoke with Nat Moody at First Light and asked about his custom rods. he indicated that he is not making them anymore and has recommended to me a new 14 wt Sage... which I think I will order from him. Naturally, I would love to have a 18 or 19 wt in my collection but will have to wait that out.|
|02-06-2009 11:59 AM|
Jim, looks sweet, and I know a lot of thought went into the final product. Is that a Rio Leviathian intermediate on the Pacific? If the same class of tuna return, I'd practice clearing the line, and get the legs in shape.
I'd personally welcome a smaller class this year. I think there were some footballs east of Chatham last year, but not in the bay. If we don't see a lot of them this year, it doesn't portend a rosy future.
|02-06-2009 08:22 AM|
Very cool! Have you thought about what kind of lines you will match it up with?
Had a chance to cast it yet?
The gimbal/harness rig would be pretty sweet for the vertical slug-fest!
|02-06-2009 06:35 AM|
Start of a new career
Nice looking rod . Who knows this may be the beginning of Miller Tuna Sticks!!!
|02-05-2009 08:48 PM|
|Jim Miller||in the harness|
|02-05-2009 08:45 PM|
Super Tuna Fly Stick
Recent 18-19 wt 9 foot build for BFT. On Biscayne blank. Fuji guides. Everything is heavy duty. Idea was to be able to cast one or two handed. Will fit gimbel Braid harness or a small belt plate w/ the rubber butt attached. Harness attachment at handle is removable.
Can't wait to go fish'n!