Venturing out into uncharted waters—literally—the Southwire Maxis XD1 Grouper Fishing Combo capitalizes on the popularity of the company’s Extreme Duty circuit puller. It takes the power and pulling capacity of the XD1 puller and applies it to an area previously unexplored by the company: grouper fishing.
How Much Power Does the Southwire Maxis XD1 Grouper Fishing Combo Have?
Some species of grouper can weigh more 100 pounds and they love to hang out in the rocks. When going deep for these large fish, you need to use at least 200-pound test and a stout rod to pull them out of their ambush points. These fish are feisty, too. With the Southwire XD1 grouper fishing combo, you can not only catch a 150-pound grouper…you can let the XD1 reel it in for you using a spool of 600-pound stainless steel leader.
No more fighting fish. Just drop the line with a circle hook and bait on the end and then pull the trigger on your heavy-duty drill driver when you feel a hit. The Maxis XD1 does the rest.
How the Southwire Maxis XD1 Grouper Fishing Combo Came About
As it turns out, Southwire listens to its customers. After a couple of electricians went fishing after work and took along the Southwire XD1 circuit puller for a “trial run”, they reported back their findings. With the XD1 in place of a heavy-duty rod and reel combo, they were able to pull in dozens of fish—some weighing more than 200 pounds!
Southwire quickly adapted the tool for use on saltwater, freshwater, and even ice-fishing applications.
Now, anyone can reel in fish like a pro with hardly any effort.
Seriously, it’s almost cheating. Even your 3-year old has a shot at a new IGFA world record.
Price and Availability
The Southwire Maxis XD1 Grouper Fishing Combo retails for $1,800 and includes an integrated cast reel, rod holder adapter, and 500 feet of stainless line. You can use any third-party cordless drill to power the reel. Run-time varies, but we expect an entire day’s worth of fishing from a single 5Ah battery on most drill platforms.
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