Admit it, you’ve thought about it. A grander on the fly. Now im no fan of that flat out reverse action, but the bragging rights of a grander on the long rod would certain help the self esteem while receiving those “no trout here” shouts from your local bait throwers.
I discussed this with Francois Botha once when talking about West Africa, where the unicorns are big, maybe too big for fly.
We initially said Mako would make the reel of choice, but I think if you’re cranking that fish up from the deep Anti Reverse might be the only option.
Of course it was a crazy Japanese guy who did it. Who else.