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Incredible Blu Fin Tuna

An incredible fish was caught in July from our Fin-Nor Pro Staff Diego Bedetti: a fantastic Blu Fin tuna of 118 kg. It was was caught in the central part of the Adriatic Sea, about 15 miles outside of the harbor of Ancona.

Diego was out for drifting fishing and using a whole sardine as the bait. The tuna was hooked in a depth of about 10m without using any lead on the rig, to make it sinking as natural as possible and by doing so to hide it in a cloud of chopped sardines in the feeding area. He used a Fin Nor Blue Fin Tuna rod 30/50lb with a Santiago reel #30 with 500 m 50 lb line. The decision to use a 50 lb line on a 30 lb reel was made on purpose, to keep a lighter reel but being still strong and powerful enough to handle this kind of fish of over 100 kg. During the fight the rod showed a lot of power, mainly in the final part, when the drag was closed down to about 15 kg drag force.