It didn’t take long! Just moments after Shimano’s 2010 catalogue had arrived, the new ‘Baby Baitrunners’ have already won their first award.
UK publication, Improve Your Coarse Fishing has awarded the new, smaller-than-ever baitrunners their ‘Product of the Month’ award citing the new design as revolutionary for some areas of the sport.
Dave Woodmansey, Deputy Editor of Improve Your Coarse Fishing commented ‘These reels are absolutely cock-on for commercial carp work where ‘lumps’ regularly rip rods off rests, or for specialist barbel, chub, tench, and bream fishing, or lightweight roving.’ Continue reading “Shimano Baby Baitrunners win Coarse Fishing Award”
In a promotional video for 2010 Shimano tackle, UK representative Jan Porter has announced that Shimano are to release a very special limited edition reel for the carp fishing market.
Based on the Ultegra Shimano will release the Tribal XT-A 5500 featuring a special Realtree Hardwoods Green camouflage exterior. The reels will come with their very own presentation case.
The video is avalable to watch here : Shimano 2010 Tackle Video
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Those of you that follow my Twitter posts (Tweets) will know that I have just returned from a break in Corfu, Greece. As ever, a highlight for me in any trip abroad is a visit to a Tackle Shop – in this case I visited a couple of stores in Corfu Town.
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of kit on offer. In terms of lures there were the expected brands like Rapala and Yo-Zuri, but also Lucky Craft, Smith and Shimano Butterfly Jigs. I also found a Ryobi Safari big game fixed spool which really is top-flight tackle. Rod choice on the other hand was a bit limited where I looked.
I had one item on my shopping list and I’m glad to say I got what I wanted. I’ve been attracted by a new type of jigging, originating in Japan. I’m not actually sure what the official name for it is yet but Shimano’s range of suited lures is named ‘Lucanus’. There are also ranges from Daiwa (Conch Jigs) amongst others. The only kind I’d managed to purchase in the UK was a Yabai Jig from Williamson – set me back a pretty penny too (£9). In Corfu I managed to purchase one of these jigs from a brand I’ve never come across before now – Alpha Tackles – the packaging says they are Japan made. I’m not so sure the quality is up to that but either way I was happy with a 100g version for 7 Euro. The model is a ‘Sea Grand – Salty Rubber Jig’. I’ll hopefully report how these perform next season. Continue reading “Tackle Discoveries in Greece”
UPDATE (19th October 2010) – Click here for Tackle & Guns Show 2010
We’re pleased to announce that Fishing-Tackle.co.uk will be attending the Tackle & Guns Trade Show later this month, hosted by David Hall Publishing.
We aim to give you the hot scoops for new tackle from your favourite manufacturers in 2010. Keep an eye on our Twitter feed for the latest info.