Bait casting rig for the educated thumb Emmrod Packer and ABU

This is a rig for big powerful fish.  Reds, musky, northern pike or snook, saltwater and freshwater.  Pictured is one I fish with, an Emmrod Packer teamed with a 7 coil Universal rod and an ABU 5500 Inshore.  The ABU Inshore series is a real sleeper, not advertised too much but well worth seeking out.  The reels are made in the 5000 and 6000 sizes and about 2 ounces heavier than the standard versions.  The gears are stainless and the reels built to handle saltwater environments.  Super smooth and long casting in the hands of someone who understands bait casting gear.  On a Packer handle these reels are lowered down thanks to the 1950's style offset.  That adds a hand feel you don't find with more modern reel seats.  I like the comfort and powerful grip that can be achieved.  In my kayak this rig is set most of the time with a big topwater lure.  The 7 coil tip on the Packer makes working the lure very simple.   Lake of the Woods is coming soon, Oak Island here we come.  This rig will be in the Lund locked and loaded for a trophy.