• Reels

    Shimano Aernos FB

    Shimano’s new Aernos FB spin reels are certainly a cut above their predecessors. The compact XGT7 body (a Shimano exclusive material that’s 200% stronger than ordinary graphite) has delivered a substantial weight saving, which is complemented by the compact body design. There are five reels in the range — a 1000FB, a 2500FB, a 3000FB,…

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    TD Sol II

    The TD Sol II, based on the game changing Tatula, rivals the performance of many current high-end reels. The superior casting performance and ultimate casting ease of the Sol II all stem from Daiwa’s revolutionary T-Wing System (TWS). A leap forward over traditional line guide systems, TWS delivers unparalleled casting performance and line control, a…

  • Indepth Reviews, Reels

    Saltiga Expedition

    Saltiga introduced ground-breaking technology to the world, with Digigear II, Magseal and Zaion Air Rotor setting the standard in high performance design and innovation. In 2014, Daiwa has taken it even further with the introduction of Magsealed bearings into the new Saltiga Expedition range. The Saltiga heralded a giant leap forward in design, revolving around…

  • Reels

    Hardy Fortuna

    The Fortuna X from Hardy is the result of a collaboration between some of the finest reel designers in the industry and the ultimate saltwater predator, Andy Mill. Together they created a lightweight, waterproof sealed, beast of a fly reel producing up to 32lb of pure smooth stopping power. This strong and surprisingly light reel…

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    Penn Battle II Spin

    Inspired by design innovations made possible through new technology, Penn introduces the improved Penn Battle II. Penn has added line capacity rings to let the angler know when the spool is properly filled. This ensures that the casts are not subject to excess line stripping from the spool, resulting in improved castability. This reel has enhanced corrosion…

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    COMMANDER baitcaster

    The new Commander series features Daiwa’s legendary HVF graphite blank technology.  HVF (High Volume Fibre) combines precise resin control with unidirectional graphite fibre to produce a blank that is incredibly sensitive, light and responsive.  AGS (Air Guide System) features a unique graphite frame that’s more sensitive, lighter, and stronger than metal, and more rigid than any…

  • Reels

    Megabass Gaus SW

    The Megabass Gaus 20X and 30X saltwater spinning reels are perfect for estuary to light offshore use for bream, flathead, kingfish and snapper and other reef species. They also excel at other types of fishing courtesy of their high compression carbon composite body, offering unparalleled rigidity with an ultra light feel. Both sizes feature the magnetic…

  • Reels

    Okuma Ozmodo

    Designed to combat Australia’s harsh saltwater conditions, the Ozmodo steps out with a full aluminium gearing system that is incredibly strong and exceptionally lightweight. With ABEC-5 spool bearings making up the bearing system, the Ozmodo delivers lasting power and performance.  The low-profile design of the reel and soft touch handle grips make the Ozmodo extremely…

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    Shimano Curado I baitcaster

    The latest Curado release, the I series, sees this evergreen reel tricked up even further. X-Ship is a big inclusion. Supporting the pinion gear at both ends with two of the five SA-RB bearings the reel comes with, a bigger drive gear and increased gearing efficiency results in ultra light rotation of the swept aluminium handle…

  • Reels

    Shimano Spheros SW

    The Spheros series of spin reels has been given a full makeover. The previous FB series were reliable work horses, while the new ones have increased creature comforts for improved performance, while still remaining a gutsy, no-nonsense reel. New features include X-Ship and X-Shield. The former sees a larger cold-forged drive gear and a double bearing…

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