🇦🇺 Pink snapper by Lee Westrupp
Pink snapper

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1 week ago by Mark Totzke
wow, what a beast, must have been an epic fight.
1 week ago by dazzling79
Oh, man! That's a SNAPPER! HAHA
1 week ago by Lee Westrupp
Yeah it was Mark.Thats why I love the drag on Okuma reels.
1 week ago by kingiFiddler
Donkey!
1 week ago by Lee Westrupp
I forgot to mention it was 10.46kg and 94cm
1 week ago by kingiFiddler
It's interesting how much weight can vary for certain length snapper. A while back I released one just over 1m that only weighed about the same as yours yet others that length have been close to 30lbs, sometimes more. They must put on their length long before they eventually fill out that length.
1 week ago by kingiFiddler
oh, and what reel was the Okuma? I've played with a few other their cheap "Revenger" models but the screws were junk and rusted, and the main gear wasn't happy with my sloppy style on a 3hr fight and it lost a few gear teeth in the process. They were good value for money though. All my spin reels get carbontex drag washers I cut from a sheet I bought a few years back. Makes for awesome washers that last ages, stay smooth, and has no fade that I could notice on long fights.
1 week ago by Lee Westrupp
Hi Kingifiddler. I just got the 8k surf last week and that snapper was the first fish I'd caught with it. I have to say it out performed its predecessor a Shimano Ultegra XTC which nearly lost me a 17kg mulloway because of the drag, as we all know they run hard and was taking line to easy for my liking so I gave the drag one click and it almost locked up which went close to snapping my line and that happened on more than one occasion and for $450 shouldn't happen. I put up a with it but got me wanting something better. Then I remembered the time I caught a 7-8ft carpet shark on a Okuma Eclipz EZ-90. I'd had it for years but never appreciated how good the drag on it was until that night, needless to say I got it in after an hour fighting it in a decent swell. So I started doing some research on Okuma and they have a huge range to suite everyone, they build quality gear and if you don't believe me take a look at their Makaira spinning reel. You get what you pay for most of the time and what you can afford. For me it comes down to having the right tool when you need it the most, I fish alot in stormy weather and when you get a fish big on with weed and swell drag is so important.
1 week ago by kingiFiddler
I hear you Lee. Nothing worse than having to roll the dice on if the drag is going to snatch and grab when you really need it to be smooth and powerful. I'd hate to lose a good fish that way. Thanks for that info on the reels too. That snapper is a great way to prove the reel and have confidence in it. Such a great feeling when you know your gear is up for anything you can throw at it.

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