• Latest Gear, Reels, Rods, Tackle

    New Scotty releases

    The new #282 spinning and baitcasting rod holder from Scotty is a versatile rod holder for any angler. This combo comes with the 438 Gear Head track adapter which quickly slides into place and locks down to any Scotty rod holder and accessories. This allows the user to quickly change the rod holder position with a…

  • Rods, Tackle

    Colmic Nustar Surf

    In the past switching from a telescopic surfcasting rod to a multi-piece one was pretty traumatic; indeed, the majority of those multi piece rods were too heavy, too stiff and definitely not easy to manage. Starting a few years ago Colmic started developing three-piece surf rods that were lighter and very easy to manage; all of…

  • Rods, Tackle

    NS Black Hole Boca Popping rod

    NS Black Hole make rods for jigging, popping, and slow jigging in their brand new Boca range, but it was the popping that got runner up for Best Rod at AFTA. Popping has become very popular in the last few years, and this addictive fishing demands the best quality in hardwearing equipment, and this is why…

  • Rods, Tackle

    AFTA Winner: Sage Salt HD

    Building on the success of the X using KonneticHD technology, Sage introduces the Salt HD. This rod offers more pulling authority and increased line lifting power than standard fast action rods, the Salt HD will ensure anglers can tame any saltwater species. The Salt HD features KonneticHD Technology for ultralight, strong, and slim blanks to help reduce…

  • Reels, Rods, Tackle

    Penn Conflict II and Regiment II

    [Scroll down to watch video] The runner-up for Best Combo at the 2017 AFTA Show was the Penn Conflict II and Regiment II. Incorporating a lightweight yet strong RR30 (Rigid Resin) body and rotor, the Conflict II can withstand the high pressures that braided lines and powerful fish generate,while being light enough to comfortably cast all…

  • Rods, Tackle

    Hardy Zephrus Ultralite rods

    Scroll down to watch video New for 2017 is the Hardy Zephrus Ultralite range, which came runner-up in the Best Fly Rod division of the 2017 AFTA Tackle Trade Show. Hardy Zephrus Ultralite Fly Rods are premium rods made for the most technical and delicate presentations to wary fish – the ultimate light line, technical fly rod…

  • Rods, Tackle

    Wilson Bone Combat Beast Travel rod

    The Best Rod division of the AFTA Best of Show Awards always attracts a large number of entries, and this year was no different. After a flurry of voting, the rod that came out on top in 2017 was the 6’6″, 4-piece Combat Beast Travel Baitcast (PE 1-4, 70g) from Wilson Fishing. The Combat Beast series…

  • Rods, Tackle

    Abu Garcia Veritas 3.0

    Abu Garcia Veritas 3.0 rods combine a 30-ton construction with SubLayer Armor for uncompromising strength and sensitivity. The SubLayer Armor Process reinforces carbon fibre for exceptional durability and hoop strength while maintaining a lightweight and balanced feel. Veritas 3.0 blanks are fitted with quality Fuji components throughout the range. Fuji KR guides with Alconite inserts combine…

  • Rods, Tackle

    DAM Monster Big Fish rod

    German company DAM has released the Monster Big Fish rod, which was developed, tested and approved by fishing celebrity and DAM team member Jakub Vagner. Built to catch extreme fish and withstand extreme conditions, this rod comes with two different tips. This effectively giving you two rods in one – either a 3m rod or a…

2016 AFTA Trade Show

Check out these videos to go behind the scenes at the 2016 AFTA Tackle Trade Show – the premier event in the tackle industry calendar!


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