Kyle O’Conner breaks down the gear being used on the Eight Eights, a 72′ Viking, where he is first mate. From BlackFin blanks to the pink fluorocarbon, take some inspiration for your next offshore trip.
By Steve Katz
The reach of technological innovation continues to influence the sportfishing industry in ways once unimaginable. Any advantage a captain can achieve toward his quest and target game fish should not be overlooked. And if that edge also ensures a clear sense of safety, then so be it no matter the price tag or difficulty in acquisition. Being up to date with the latest technology also means being on the bite.