New Daiwa Saltiga Z Reels for 2010?

New Daiwa Saltiga Z for 2010There has been some talk on internet fishing forums & chat rooms that Daiwa will update the existing Saltiga Z range of heavy-duty spinning reels this year. If the rumours are true this might see Daiwa include their latest technologies in one of the best reels on the planet. New innovations like ‘Mag Sealed’ waterproofing could be included, as featured in this year’s release of the new Daiwa Certate in Japan.

Details are sketchy but it is rumoured that a new colour Continue reading “New Daiwa Saltiga Z Reels for 2010?”

TKR Fish Ruler / Match Measure

It’s not all that often you discover a ‘homegrown’ angling product that you really want to get behind, but on discovering TKR’s tremendous looking Fishing Ruler I knew I had to get hold of one. Consequently once I’d recieved both the standard TKR Fishing Ruler and the ingenious TKR Extendable Fishing Ruler I was delighted. You may be thinking, “yeah, but it’s a measuring stick – I’ve seen them before”, but check out these features for a start: Continue reading “TKR Fish Ruler / Match Measure”

Rivercraft Launches European Tackle Range

RivercraftRivercraft, a new European brand in sport fishing has recently launched to the public. With a European focus, Rivercraft specialises in fly fishing, spinning and casting tackle, clothing and accessories.

Here’s an excerpt from Rivercraft’s official press release dated 12th May 2010: Continue reading “Rivercraft Launches European Tackle Range”

SONIK Sports – SONIK Reward Club Scheme

SONIK Sports launched back in May 2008 and from the off it was clear that the brand was a little bit special – not surprising considering the pedigree of the gentlemen behind it. Former Hardy & Greys commercial director Ian McCormack and Tony Anderson, who also worked at the Alnwick company as a product manager were joined by seasoned marketeer, John Openshaw to form the new fishing tackle manufacturer. It is John’s role within SONIK Sports that perhaps interests me the most.

John Openshaw has Coca-Cola listed as a previous employer and was described as having a background in online marketing in one of the first press releases for SONIK. I remember thinking that this was Continue reading “SONIK Sports – SONIK Reward Club Scheme”

New Shimano Stella for 2010

It’s always a good year when Shimano bring out a new Stella – the flagship fishing reel in their range. Luckily for us, 2010 is one of those years. Introducing the new Shimano Stella featuring X-SHIP (Extra Smooth & High Power).

As you can see, the reel has been aesthetically modified once more and is as beautiful as ever. I’m sure this will be enough for some anglers to part with a large chunk of change, however Shimano have added so much more in this new model. At the heart is X-SHIP. The ‘Extra Smooth’ appears to come from improved bearing placement on the main shaft. The reel also features Shimano’s Full Floating Shaft. The ‘High Power’ is driven by a new design with a larger Continue reading “New Shimano Stella for 2010”