Lucas O'Sullivan is a young Dunedin based angler producing some pretty impressive fish from the Otago area. Recently he's been posting some impressive Salmon from the Twizel canal system so we asked him what he wields.
Rod: Airflo Tactical 9' 8wt
Reel: Manic Torque 7/8
Line: Airflo 40+ fast intermediate
The Lowdown: Being a streamer junkie, i need reliable gear to turn over the big flies and nasty rigs us meat chucking geeks use, and the Airflo tactical 9’ 8wt fits my needs perfectly. Ive caught numerous big fish on it from small stream hog browns, stillwater rainbows to Tekapo Canal Salmon in heavy flows and the backbone on this rod still surprises me.
I team it up with an airflo 40+ in a fast intermediate. It’s a great shooting head line! Its stable enough to hit distance in strong winds yet thick enough to turn over big meat flies. I take it every where I go. Lake, river or salt.
Swinging the canals, I use this set up along with a 10ft extra super fast sinking polyleader with 10lb level tippet and a foxy swinger fly.