In March 2013 Igor came from Russia to fish with Sami for bluefin tuna in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The crew fished aboard the Sea Breeze out of Oregon Inlet.

In this video, Igor shoots some amazing footage of Sami landing an 83" bluefin tuna.

Sami used the new 2013 Shimano Stella 18000SWBHG. The rod was a Carpenter prototype given to Sami by Konishi-San to test.

Here is some other info for Sami's setup:

Line: Power Pro Hollow 130lb
Lure: Carpenter Bluefish (Saltywater Tackle Special Colours)
Leader: Saltywater Tackle twisted leader
Hooks: Shout Kudako 9/0
82 inch long estimated at 280lb

Total fight time was aproximately 20 minutes.

For photos and a report from this trip check out

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