2010 is already proving to be a great year for exciting new fishing tackle. The latest in a growing list of hot tackle items to be launched this year is news that Daiwa have created a brand new Certate - one of the best spinning reels in the world.
Best news of all is that Daiwa haven't just rehashed the existing design but created something brand new with some amazing new features. First up, something called 'Mag Sealed'. This new feature is straight out of sci-fi. Based on NASA technology, Daiwa have capitalised on a new material - magnetic fluid. Used for fuel management in space ships, Daiwa have adapted this latest technology as a waterproofing agent. The magnetic liquid has been combined with brand new CRBB bearings to create smooth gearing that's impervious to liquid - making the intrusion of water and therefore corrosion a thing of the past. Quite whether this means that the reels will be able to cope with the occasional dunk in salt water is not clear at present. Daiwa still brand the reels as 'Washable' - sounds cautious to me. Only time will tell.
As you might expect, a flagship reel such as the Certate features the very latest in Daiwa design developments. From the pictures that have leaked out so far, it appears that the new Certate will be treated to ABS II, Machine Cut Digigear II, Silent Oscillation III, Neo Cross Wrap and the new Air Rotor. We're not quite sure how Daiwa found so much to improve in the old Certate!
The new Certate will be available in seven sizes from the ultra light 1003 up to a 3000 size, begging the question; where's the 4000?
We can't wait. Looks to be hitting stores in Australia from March. Specialist Japanese Etailers may well have stock already... race you!
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