The Hercules have been designed with input from Billy Vivona, and the blank building expertise of Randy Penny. Together we have built the finest "Made in the USA" highest quality blanks designed for the needs and wants of today's fishermen. 3 IGFA World Recordswere landed on Hercules rods in 2012 (81# Long Fin Tuna, 67# Ruby Snapper, 22# Hogfish)
SUPER SERIES- The Tog, Cod & Flukers are 9' Super Seeker blanks which must but cut from the tip to handle the lure/sinker weight, then from the butt to the length needed. These blanks are VERY light when cut to length,. What makes these unique is they have a moderate to moderate fast action with the feel of a glass rod, but they do not bend into the handle like glass which a lot of fishermen do not like. For fishermen looking for that "old school" action - most composite blanks will either feel too stiff or have a very soft noodle tip. The Super Series fills that niche.
CLASSIC SERIES - These blanks have been designed with E-Glass (CSB909 is a composite) to have that classic old school deep bend so many have come to love. These blanks should be fine tuned by cutting the tip to handle the neccesary weight that you will be fishing with.
IGFA World Record Fish caught on Hercules rods built by Billy Vivona
Billy Turnbull 81# Long Fin Tuna - GTS 60XH
Phil Richmond 67# Ruby Snapper - GTS 60H
Rex with a GTS 60XH - 90# Bluefin
JC's Skull -n- Bones GTS 60H - 70# BFT
Hercules 70H - 22# drag on a 30# AJ
Hercules 60H - 32# drag on 100# Goliath Grouper (est)
Here are some tests I conducted on the Seeker Hercules 60H while designing the blank with Randy from Seeker. Most people wouldn't use the rail with a 6' rod, but for testing I thought it would be fun to see just how much it would take to break the blank. Once 65 pound distorted and broke a 5 gallon pail which was used to hold the weight, I pretty much was satisfied that the blank was virtually unbreakable, and could be pushed way past it's rated specs if necessary.