A bit more detail from Rhooky’s barrel on Tuesday – Youngy decided to throw in a rod that he had purchased a year or two ago for the grand total of $15, which never gets a run due to his other high quality gear. They gave it a run, with a small green lure bought that morning to maybe catch a school fish or two, no leader or hook upgrades. Cometh the barrel, and guess which outfit it took! Youngy didn’t inform Rhooky this tale of the rod until about an hour into the fight (after Youngy parted ways with his part of the double hook-up). With 200-plus metres of scuffed line, bent rollers, and a fishing rod stretched to every ounce of its capacity, Rhooky was getting nervous and backed the drag off a little. They also had to fight with a huge seal boatside to get it in. The rod will be retired and framed! With Rhooky showing the benefits of his recent health kick, it’s also the first fish he’s caught heavier than him…… just!