Lunker of the Year 2022

Apr 12, 2022

2022 Lunker of the Year Award

Thanks to Abu Garcia and MTB Brokerage, the Lunker of the Year prize package in 2022 will be even better than last year. This year the Lunker of the Year winners will receive monies and prizes worth over $2,600 for the largest fish caught during the seven regular season tournaments. That’s besides the money won for the fish in the specific tournament.

The prize package includes $1,000 cash, 2 Abu Garcia Zata 30 Spinning Reels, 2 Abu Garcia Veracity Spinning Rods and enough baits, line and accessories that would fill a large tackle bag.The ZATA spinning reels exemplify sleek reel design and performance in a compact package. Precision engineered with a lightweight aluminum frame and premium machined gear, the Zata provides a smooth and durable platform for all fishing situations.

Zata 30 Reel Features· 10 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing provides smooth operation· Rocket Line Management™ System™ provides better control of all types of fishing lines· Rocket spool lip design™ allows better control of line coming off the spool· Machined aluminum braid ready spool allows braid to be tied directly to the spool without slip· Everlast™ bail system for improved durability· Stainless steel main shaft and components for improved corrosion resistance· Mono Capacity Yd/Lb 225/6 175/8 140/10; Braid Capacity 180/10· Carbon Fiber Drag with Max Drag 14lb/6.4kg· Gear Ratio of 6.2:1 with Recovery Rate of 33.5″/85.2cmVeracity Spinning Rod Features

Designed with Powerlux® 300 blanks, the NEW Abu Garcia® Veracity™ offers the strength and durability needed by serious anglers, while remaining lightweight and sensitive. Powerlux® resin is baked into the blank to fill in evenly around the 40 Ton carbon fibers, allowing a reduction in weight and ultimately a stronger and more sensitive rod. The Abu Garcia® custom designed Fuji® soft touch reel seat delivers hypersensitivity around the exposed blank sections, and also improves comfort for all day fishing. Coupled with titanium alloy guides with Zirconium inserts and cork and EVA split grips, the Abu Garcia® Veracity™ pushes the limits of high-performance fishing rods.

Powerlux® delivers a 30% stronger rod while remaining light weight and well balanced* (*On average, based on controlled lab testing, compared to identically constructed rods without Powerlux® resin). Results may vary.