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2012 Shimano Fishing Tackle Video

Posted by Editor On September - 1 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

Well, it's that time of year again (at last). The big tackle trade shows of EFTTEX and ICAST are behind us and fishing tackle manufacturers' attention turns to consumer PR, building the buzz for next seasons tackle releases.

As ever, there's an awful lot of new releases this year. The big manufacturers will use their marketing might to make their products stand out against the rest. It's normally quite a show.

Australia seems to be ahead in this process every year. Check out this promotional video from Shimano Australia for 2012: ... Read the rest of this entry »

Want a Cheap Certate – Grab a Daiwa Infinity Q

Posted by Editor On August - 18 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

Daiwa Infinity QI've done this a couple of times and a mate, once more. So now's the time to share the secret in getting hold of the superb Daiwa Certate dirt cheap.

Search eBay for a Daiwa Certate - especially in the UK - and if you didn't already know they were high price items, you might get a shock. We're certainly talking upwards of £200 plus postage for these spinning reels. The price is justified. Arguably the Certate is Daiwa's answer to the Shimano Stella. In fact some anglers prefer the finesse of the Certate over the Stella.

In time the Daiwa Certate has earned a following. In an auction market such as eBay that generally means fair pricing and ... Read the rest of this entry »

Climax Super Fine Tip Fly LineIf French, Spanish or Czech Nymphing mean anything to you, then this new Climax H2O Super Fine Tip fly line might be right up your beat.

The Super Fine Tip (SFT) line took Best New Fly Line at the recent European Tackle Trade Exhibition, and with good reason. The popularity of 'nymphing' has outgrown the respective tackle. Climax looked at what the technique tries to achieve and have made a purpose built fly line for the job.

Traditionally, fly anglers have relied on extended, light line leaders to facilitate a realistic dead drift of a nymph. However most anglers use a standard line. It's this part of the set up Climax outlined as an area for refinement.

With the Climax Super Fine Tip, the lightweight body features ... Read the rest of this entry »

ICAST Fishing Tackle Show 2011

Posted by Editor On August - 10 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

ICAST 2011The ICAST Fishing Tackle Show was once again a fantastic event that took place 13th to 15th July 2011 in Las Vegas.

Attendance at the 2011 event this year was once again great with a large selection of manufacturers and products all under one roof. The New Product Show was especially exciting with previews of next seasons new ... Read the rest of this entry »

Shimano Aero Technium XSB Mgs ReelApart from winning our award for the longest reel name in history, Shimano have won Best New Fixed Spool Reel at the 2011 European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition in Amsterdam with their latest incarnation of the Aero Technium 10000 XSB Mgs.

Shimano have a habit of winning at this show. Over the course of the past five years Shimano have won eight awards, including one for the original Aero Technium XSA Mgs back in 2008.

This year sees ... Read the rest of this entry »