I will share the details of the events that led to the absolute disintegration of my second of three so called S-Curve technology, Blair Whiggin's Flats Blue Signature series rods!
I hooked a large Red snapper while using the following gear; Wright McGill Sabalos 8000 w/30lb power pro using 1.25 OZ sinker with a 7/0 circle C hook.
When I set the hook and began fighting the fish (Red Snapper weighed in at 10lbs) my 7.9' flats blue rod exploded into four separate pieces. I am lucky I wear glasses!
I did manage however to land the fish with the help of the boat crew of the OSPREY II. I reeled in the line through the last remaining eye of the rod as they hand pulled the line with gloves on.
This is absolutely unacceptable. I cannot believe these rods are still on the market. Especially when the Addictive fishing web site shows Blair Wiggins catching "MOGANS" like tarpon, Hour Jacks, Snook and numerous other game fish much stronger than a Red Snapper.
My hats is off to the editing crew of the Addictive Fishing show cause they really must have to work hard to edit out all the Flats Blue footage of the rods they break during the filming of that ficticious ***! Hey maybe that is why Blair always has the Capt of the boat he is on pull anchor and follow the fish cause his signature series rods suck!
Needless to say I was really embarrassed when my super tough S-Curve Rod exploded in my face.
I have no doubt that my wifes 7.2' S-Curve Flats Blue, Blair Wiggins rod will fail as soon as she hooks anything over 5 lbs.
Beware of the "Flats Blue Blues"
Review about: Blair Wiggins Flats Blue Signature Series Rods.
Monetary Loss: $99.