It took 2 -3 years to develop Black Hole USA moderate rods as I had to request to make another moderate rods repeatedly as the rods were not fully moderate.
Finally they made moderate rods and we introduced them as moderate rods. The other issue was the strength of the rods. Though we tested the rods for bull red in Texas and caught more than 100 bull red without issue I was not satisfied with the machine test. The rods could hold upto 9.5 kg (21 lb). I agreed with the rod designer that we could develop another moderate rods named Montauk Special with 40 :60 split. Then I had to quit Black Hole USA suddenly.
As developing and creating new rods are my dream, I joined JS Company in Korea to continue my dream. JS Company is known as the highest quality rod makers in Korea, but I couldn't do anything for them as I was involved in Black Hole USA then though president of JS Company contacted me personally.
After quitting Black Hole USA, I became free and I could work with JS Company.
I had new project with Black Hole USA before l left. One of the projects was to develop true Moderate surf rods with enough strength. So the first thing with JS Company was to develop true moderate surf rods I was very happy when I saw prototype JS moderate rods as the rods are true parabolic and it survived 15 kg (33 lb) with 50:50 split. JS Company is high end fly rods and salmon rods maker for the US and they must know what moderate rods mean.
I am happy to introduce true moderate surf rods for East Coast anglers in the near future.