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9-19-03 - Booyah! What a great way to break in the new Spinning Rod I had Justin Pratt build me!
Not huge, but heck, my first "real" harbor brown caught via Jacek's "Polish Style"!

9-19-03 - Breakin' in the first spinning rod I've ever purchased for myself!

Waters Fished: Kenosha Harbor
Fish Caught: 1
Outing Date: 9-18-03
Weather: NIGHT - Calm
Air Temp: 60's dropping drastically
Water Temp: Didn't take it
Water Level: Normal
Water Color: Once again, hard to tell at night
Fish Species: Brown Trout
Pattern Fished: Mostly Kastmasters
Pattern Color: Mostly silver variations
Fishing Quality: Slower than 3 days ago

Quick report, don't need to go into great detail here, look at the reports from days and weeks past if you need "INFORMATION"!

Got out around 8:30 pm after a long wait for Chromeseeker. My new 9' 6" spinning rod from Justin (Alaskan Rod Crafters) had just shown up (I think it's on a Rainshadow blank...looks fantastic)! My only special request, all blue Zirconia guides. The thing is SWEET and only set me back $70. Was that friend pricing? I don't know. But man, did I get a lot of compliments on that rod. So light too! Bart's St. Croix felt like a "tank rod" compared to this thing! Thanks Justin!

Bart lent me this awesome TICA spinning reel to throw on it and we lined it up with 8lb Yozuri (spelling..I'll have to look!). Well, the thing casts great. Bart still has a better cast than me, but this thing sure beats the old hand-me-down / repaired from junk at garage sale spinning outfits I own (aka. CARP RODS).

In total, there were 5 of us out that evening, and by 9:30 I hooked into a nice fish! At first I though it was small...definitely felt the strike and the fish was definitely fighting. Turns out I whip up a nice brown, probably 6-7lbs. Man, that rod really holds its ground against a fish! And I'll tell you now, that was one tastey brown..it fed 6 of us! Once again, Frank Nardomarino's Mango-Citrus-Salsa Trout. MMM MMM GOOD!

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