Saturday, October 1, 2011

My precious prizes.

Hi there,

Yes I have received the prizes for my win the the fourth round of the Top End Barra Series.
And let me tell you that this is some really cool prizes...

The best of them is the fishing rod: a G.Loomis GL2 CR665.

Yes, that's the one.

A fishing rod to which I would only give a quick and furtive glance once in a while at the tackle shop. Too expensive for my fishing budget, it was till last week just a dream.
And then all it took to have one was just an enormous amount of luck, and one of them become mine.
It is ultra light in the hand, yet cast like a breeze, and seem to be able to show some guts if a fish was to be caught. I can't wait for my first catch on this rod.
For the reel, I have mounted my old and trusty Curado 201E7 on it.

In situe.

This is a very nice combo, light and beautiful. 
One of my favourite things about this rod, is that it comes accompanied by a very large understatement. Like most items of high quality, there is no bling attached to it. Just a very simple, short and efficient rod, made of the best materials possible. This fishing rod could be described as being chic, rather than trendy.
The lure on this images is a Reidy's B52.
This rod was the prize for winning the round.

The second prize was for having caught the biggest Barramundi of the round, and it is a Plano 1374 Guide Series tackle box.
An absolutely massive tackle box, which I think I may use mostly as a storage box for my lures at home. 
First because I don't really see myself going fishing on the pushbike with such a large tackle box. Then, because it would be a bit awkward when I am lucky to be invited on a boat, to arrive and occupy half of the boat room with my gears. And finally for the very simple raison, that I need a one and all storage place for my lures at home, instead of having them all over the place...
Have a look at it:

My biggest tackle box so far.

So yes, it would be faire to say that when I look at my prizes, I am a happy chap.
Even if it is true that now I am very afraid of breaking my new rod...

But hey, it could be worse.
Have a good day,


Ms. Dig said...

Wow, great prizes, Rambling Expat!

I'm in town for the weekend (and into next week) - if you're not too busy fishing tomorrow, there's an invitation for you on my blog...

Ms. Dig.

Anonymous said...

Hi guy!
i'm very pride of you, you are the best.

ps/ it's so easy to write a comment,
when I take some time to do it.

Fish Whisperer said...

Well done. Congrats.

Rambling Expat said...

Hi there,

Thanks Ms. Dig, Sorry I could not make it, I would have loved too.

Sylvie: Youpie! You did it, tu a reussie!!!
Et merci.

Fish Whispere, Thank you, yes as you can guess that really made me happy.

I was also told that I should received two trophies at the next meet-up for the at round of the series.

Have a good day,