My wife and I spent all last week in florida. We went to see a light house and low and behold there was a fishing pier nearby. Man, when I seen that I started getting the fever. The next day I went to the bait shop to look around. After leaving I had this overwhelming feeling to purchase a new rod and reel and try my hand at some salt water fishing. After a restless night I got up the next morning and headed to the bait store. I purchased a 7' Quantum Boca Rod and a Penn 310 Gti reel. Wednesday I went to the pier and caught some bait with a throw net. I baited up my new rig and after 20 minutes of untangling a back lash(I was so excited I forgot to tighten my spool) the rod bent over and the line started stripping from the reel. The 8/0 circle hook had done its job and it was up to me to land the fish. After 20 minutes of reeling and pulling the monster arose from the water. A 30 in diameter sting ray weighing some where around a mac truck. lol. I asked my son to go get the camera so I could get pictures. While he was gone I made my way to the beach. Everyone was cheering and cautioning me about the stingray. My son finally made it back with the camera about the time my line snapped. I was so disappointed I didn't get a picture but the memory will last a lifetime.