We’re most definitely fans of Daiwa’s Infinity Q models – a European variation of the original Certate – but it came as quite a shock to discover that the model had resurfaced again in 2012.
From the picture acquired from a German website, it is clear that the new Daiwa Infinity Q Custom is built upon the pre-2010 Certate chassis. As such it doesn’t feature Mag Seal, but it does feature a load of Daiwa’s greatest innovations, including; Real Four, Digigear II, Hardbody-Z, ABS spool, Airbail and Twistbuster II. Despite not being the absolute latest carnation, fear not, this is a top grade spinning reel and one of the Daiwa reels that is made in Japan. I fish with two original Infinity Q reels alongside a Certate and they compete admirably.
There are two visible differences that I can make out. The rotor Continue reading “New Daiwa Infinity Q Custom”
Fishface Production’s ‘The Big One’ event has been one of the biggest success stories in recent years, for anglers, retailers and tackle manufacturers alike. Bucking the downward trend of the UK’s economy, The Big One Continue reading “The Big One Fishing Show 2012”
Here’s something new. Ocean Ruler’s CrazyG HD jigs and jigheads were one of my favourite finds at the 2012 Nantes tackle show. As far as I know, the Ocean Ruler brand is owned by a Japanese tackle manufacturer called Tsuriken – known for innovation. The French tackle show was the first time I’d consciously come across the brand. Interestingly, in France, it Continue reading “Ocean Ruler CrazyG HD Jigs”
As ever, much of the first day of the Nantes Tackle Show (Salon Europeen des Peches en Mer) consisted of collecting each of the many, first class fishing catalogues available from the manufacturers and distributors exhibiting. And what a superb collection it was again at the 2012 show. Inevitably, with the limitations on rack space, these catalogues are invaluable in discovering every last new item of tackle each brand has released. It’s great to see that so many Continue reading “2012 Fishing Catalogues from Nantes Show”
Right, Bass Anglers… listen up, this is a big one!
‘Fiiish Black Minnow’
Fiiish, not Fish. Count the i’s. One… two… three of ’em.
Quite why we didn’t tell you about them when we got home from the show in Nantes last year, is anyone’s guess. But thankfully, we got a massive slap in the Continue reading “Fiiish Black Minnow Bass Lures”