TF Gear Force 8 – 6 & 7 Series Multipliers

TFGear Force 8 MultipliersIs it an ABU… is it an Akios… no, it’s the ‘new’ TF Gear Force 8 6-series and 7-series multipliers.

Looking familiar? Thought so. You could be mistaken for thinking that these reels are Akios, but the coloured spools and handle give away that this is a new product. Information is slim on the ground but looking at the specifications over on Fishtec, these reels are pretty much identical to the Akios reels we reported on last month.

To add to the confusion, it looks like Akios have poached Alan Yates as consultant. Or perhaps Akios and TFG have come to some kind of arrangement and this is just a re-badge.

The 6-Series reels are the traditional 6000 size multipliers favoured by beach anglers, while the 7-Series is a 7000 size, suitable for light boat work, uptiding and heavy shore fishing. There are a range of models to suit. The 6-Series features an anodised, red handle and spool, whilst on the 7-Series they are blue. These slight cosmetic alterations are all that set the TFGear Force 8 reels apart from the Akios range.
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Simon Bradbury Interview, ex-Abu & man behind Akios

Fishing-Tackle.co.uk were lucky enough to catch up with Simon Bradbury, ex-Abu product manager and the man behind the new Akios reel brand. We asked for more information on the man himself, his relationship with Abu and the Akios strategy.

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Akios S-Line Multiplier Reels Launched

Courtesy of Sea Angler magazine, further information on the new Akios S-Line range of multiplier reels has been released. Last month we reported that we’d spotted the new fishing reels but had very little information to go on. We can now announce the 6-strong range:

  • Akios S-Line 656CS – 6000-sized multiplier reel featuring level-wind
  • Akios S-Line 656CSM – 6000-sized multiplier reel featuring level-wind and magnetic brakes

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New Akios Multiplier Reels Seen

We’ve spotted an interesting looking, new fishing reel at the back of a UK sea angling magazine. There’s only a small picture to go on but the multiplier reels – which look to be manufactured predominantly for sea fishing – appear to be branded as ‘Akios’, a brand we haven’t heard of before. In fact searching for the brand online has almost drawn a complete blank. The only possible
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