Team Numark Full Vest Harness and Big Game Belt
Big Rig for Big Fish!
This is NOT your standard day-trip fighting belt...with fanny-pack straps and a tiny pad for your stomach or lap...it is a Full-On, Heavy Duty, Big Fish S/U Rig.
Because they used top-end, oversized components...It is overkill for most casual S/U fishing...but if you are after giant tuna, "Grander" billfish, "VW-Bug" sized grouper, "barn door" halibut or Jaws...all while S/U fishing, then this is your rig!
The double leg Game Plate is molded PVC with rounded edges and 3/8" closed cell neoprene padding...so it won't dig in or chafe, even if your legs are bare. and soft from saltwater spray/waves...and the hollow molding keeps it really light so you aren't fighting the plate and the fish!
The mid/lower-back support is nothing less than awesome...it is contoured ventilated mesh...with stiff but flexible back supports (like a motorcycle racing jacket)..all reinforced with full 2" wide 1200 denier double-stitched webbing running everywhere, (including into a wide, flat, comfortable, quick-release ABS buckle across the top of your stomach.)
You could pull your truck out of the mud with the D-rings they used...but they are placed back on your sides out of your way...and the drop straps and reel straps are more manageable 7/8" 1000 denier webbing, with large swivel snap-clips that won't break or come apart even if you or your rod does!
Even though they are nicely rounded, since the swivel-snaps are over-sized, just remember to turn the clip levers inwards when you attach it onto your reel...especially on the handle side...so they don't dig them into your soft, sweaty forearms.
The gimbal pin is secured with nye-lock nuts that won't back off in the middle of a fight, but it is removable...with an over-sized gimbal pocket if you just want to plant your rubber butt-cover on the plate...or if you need to replace the pin when it gets really bent-up and twisted in your IGFA record attempt!
August 3, 2011