Remember the wave of. Monster Blue Fish to hit the beaches in early November? ?? Well everyone caught fish then. My fish tale was catching a 12lb Blue on one of my favorite combos. I have a 8' Berkly rod with a Garcia Mitchel 306 reel with 12lb mono line. Very light tackle. Well it worked. I was able to land one. Took awhile. Now I'm going to be looking for a new drag washer. Hope someone might have or know where I might get one. Thanks. Rich