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Back in the Game!

Thursday, 14 June 2012 by Jonboy Kelmer
Its good to have the Grander boat back together and ready to fish this season. The boat is located on the island of La Gomera in the Canary Islands. We're all looking forward to a good season after engine problems shortened last year for us. La Gomera is known for good blue marlin fishing for the entire summer with slick calm conditions, loads of bait and bigeye tuna to boot. The weeks prior to my arrival seemed to have some decent fishing. Most boats were seeing 3 or 4 a day with a few fish being nice ones over 500 lbs and a few even larger. Of course, once I got there things shut off but I wasn't hurt too badly since I spent the week in the boatyard watching the new engine being installed and fixing the old girl up for another season on the rip. With any luck this season will be a productive one and I'll have plenty of good news and pics to share. Good Fishing to all. Capt. Jonboy

Sneak Peak - Shimano's 2012 ICAST Saltwater Introductions

Monday, 11 June 2012 by Melton Staff
Here’s a sneak peak of the products Shimano is set to unveil at ICAST 2012 in Orlando next month. For the 2011 ICAST, Shimano primarily introduced offerings to their freshwater arsenal. This year however, they are have focused on introducing more products for the saltwater market. Here are some of the highlights we think dedicated saltwater anglers will look forward to - Shimano Talica 20BFC (Billfish Concept) Reel The Shimano Talica Billfish Reel a true billfish reel, a dream come true for tournament sailfish and white marlin anglers. Well suited to fish 20-30# mono, the Shimano Talica BFC Reel features a 6.7:1 gear ratio and 60" retrieve per crank, perfect for quickly winding line tight when fishing the kite. The Shimano Talica 20BFC features an exclusive drag curve, external detent for strike position and a long life clicker. As with all Talica series reels, the 20BFC features great castability and high efficiency gearing.

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