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Daiwa Morethan Branzino Lever Brake Drag (LBD)

Posted by Editor On February - 1 - 2011

Daiwa Morethan Branzino LBDJust spotted a planned addition to Daiwa's Morethan Branzino range of spinning reels on Japanese tackle site plat.co.jp - the Morethan Branzino 2508SH LBD.

I know what you're thinking, it's the current Morethan Branzino reel with an extra lever bolted on. Well I guess it is really. Yet another tackle innovation from Japan sees the Lever Brake Drag (LBD) form factor added to Morethan Branzino range. It's hard to see this being a popular reel outside of Japan, but I shouldn't knock what I  haven't tried.

I've been aware of this type of reel from Daiwa for a few years after seeing some shots in a Japanese catalogue but quite where the origin of this design lies, I don't know. I'm sure your conclusions on the use will be similar to my own - clearly the lever offers more Read the rest of this entry »

Okuma Andros – New Information Released

Posted by Editor On December - 16 - 2010

New Okuma Andros 511We spotted a hugely insightful post on the official Okuma Blog with regards to the forthcoming release of the excellent Andros 511 reel we recently sighted at the Tackle & Guns Trade Show. This post has confirmed some of findings we highlighted in our recent preview and released a lot more.

Okuma have confirmed that the Andros is a brand new Read the rest of this entry »

Awesome Daiwa Saltiga Z Picture

Posted by Editor On December - 1 - 2010

Check out this awesome advert for the new Daiwa Saltiga Z spinning reels in this months copy of the French fishing magazine, Peche en Mer Read the rest of this entry »

Okuma Andros 511 Boat Reel Due 2011

Posted by Editor On November - 28 - 2010

Okuma Andros 511 ReelOne of the busiest stands at this year's Tackle and Guns Trade Show was that of Svendsen Sport, distributor of the Okuma range of tackle in the UK. The activity was well deserved given the amount of new equipment and innovation on display at the show. At the front of the stand was a glass cabinet, illuminated with spotlights, showing off Okuma's latest reels and some of Savage Gear's huge range of lures. The stand-out reel for me was the Okuma Andros Read the rest of this entry »

Akios Shuttle 656 SCM Sportcast – Latest Multiplier Reel

Posted by Editor On November - 26 - 2010

Akios Shuttle 656 SCM ReelThe battle for 'best multiplier reel' shows no sign of a truce this Christmas with a hot new contender from Akios this week - the Akios 656 SCM Shuttle 'Sportcast'. Check out the pics. She's a beaut!

First impressions; One-piece, aluminium frame (yum); tiny star drag - that's a first for me (clever); swept-back, aluminium, paddle handle (reminiscent of the carbon handle on the new Daiwa 7HT Mag ST); great looking (we like the colour scheme); includes
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