Who made the original Hatteras Heavers

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I believe the first rod sold as a Hatteras Heaver was a Lami 1006. Back then most of the Hatteras guys made their own out of fiberglass outrigger blanks. They used a 22 to 28 tip and most of them were 10 to 11 feet. I made my first one out of a Fenwick 1267 (I think) and cut the tip back to a 22 and cut from the bottom to 10 feet. That threw 8 well.  There were no stock blanks around back then, except the 1006 that would throw 8 oz.  My heaviest rod when I started going there was a Harnell 542 that I could throw 6 very well with but it folded up with 8. There are a zillion choices now.

Have fun with whatever you purchased.  Catch a couple big redfish on it and you could become addicted.


Crazy Bill

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On ‎2‎/‎10‎/‎2019 at 5:55 PM, heddonbaits said:

For those who have used these older ones.

What reel would you stick on it today?

I'm thinking old ambassador or a penn squall 30


If not going conventional an old Penn 706z would be classic. 

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