I just got the photo from long time FRA customers Mel and Jane Holzman. They made a trip dwon to the Rio Grande in Tierra del Fuego at the Villa Maria Behety Lodge. This amazing double was a monumental moment during their wildly successful trip down south. The pair of fish, 17lb and 25lb, were caught this past February. Not only did was the wind almost non-existent, but the fishing was some of the best that the guides had seen in the last 10 years. Jane landed a fish that weighed out around 43 lbs on her new Hatch Reel. She said that the Hatch Reel got more than a work out on that fish, it took about 45 minutes to land and was trying its best to run back out to the ocean. A great testament to the superb drag and fine machining of one of the best reels in FRA's reel case.
Glad to hear that the new gear helped you land a fish of a life time! Sounds like an amazing trip where each day was better than the last. Two handed rods, big fish, and epic fights...
Sign me up any day!