The Pacific Dawn may not be the biggest boat in the fleet, but she has a huge reputation with serious anglers across California, whether they fish for tuna, yellows and dorado south of the border or tanker seabass, halibut and rockfish at the Channel Islands. Whether running out of Fisherman’s Landing in San Diego or Ventura Sportfishing, Capt. Pat Cavanaugh and the crew of the Pacific Dawn have a loyal following of anglers who trust this boat and crew to put them on the fish.
A top boat like this deserves top-notch, American-made graphite rods for crew use as well as passenger hand-offs, which is why Cousins Tackle Corp. has sponsored Pacific Dawn by providing a set of new boat rods. The boat will be carrying Cousins SE Series Graphite Composite Offshore rods including 7-foot light and medium live bait rods, 8-foot bait/jig sticks and 9-foot jig sticks, perfect for everything from tuna and tails to rockfish, lings and halibut.
“My crew saw these rods in action during this summer’s epic bluefin tuna fishing, and we were very impressed with the fine-tuned actions, as well as the overall quality and craftsmanship,”
said Cavanaugh. “I’ve worked with Cousins chief rod designer Wade Cunningham in the past, and have great respect for his work. The man flat-out knows how to build a rod that will excel for a given style of fishing. This is precisely the level of performance and quality we’re looking forward to having for our crew and our customers alike,” added Cavanaugh.
Every Cousins fishing rod is built entirely at the company’s Huntington Beach, California factory. Each blank is hand-sanded and treated with a lustrous gloss clear finish. Cousins utilizes only the finest components, including soft, yet durable Hypalon sponge rubber grips, Fuji DPS or DPSH reel seats, and ALPS S-6 stainless steel frame guides with hard aluminum oxide inserts. “Deckhand style” rods feature lightweight cork tape grips finished with traditional Turk’s Head wrappings. All guides are triple wrapped by hand with attractive black, silver and blue metallic threads and treated with three coats of UV-resistant slow-cure finish. All Cousins rods are backed with a Limited Lifetime Warranty with Cousins Tackle Factory Service.
To experience Cousins SE Series Rods for Southern California and Baja fishing, take a ride on the Pacific Dawn. Or check out the entire line of premium quality Cousins rods for all styles of fresh and saltwater fishing at your authorized Cousins Tackle dealer (visit www.cousinstackle.com for locations across California).
About Cousins Tackle Corporation:
Cousins Tackle Corporation is run by real-life cousins and fishing industry legends Bill Buchanan and Wade Cunningham, who together helped create iconic brands including Sage, Seeker, Fenwick, Sevenstrand, Berkeley, Spiderwire, Stren, Abu Garcia, Abel and Shikari. Cousins manufactures a full line of premium quality rods for most styles of fresh and saltwater fishing, as well as a selection of proven trolling lures and skirts, all in its Huntington Beach, California facility. American made Cousins products are available nationwide through select independent fishing tackle retailers.
Pacific Dawn Sportboat Using Cousins Rods