2011 is a big year for Daiwa UK. Daiwa has a new logo and a fresh new brand image that it wants to align in every country – we first saw the release of the new Daiwa logo in Australia in December 2009. As you can see, it’s a radical change from the logo we’ve all grown up with. I’m sure it won’t be to everyone’s favour but I really think it’s a great move from Daiwa. While I agree that this is a gamble in terms of brand recognition, I think the new look and feel is Continue reading “Daiwa 2011 | New Tackle – New Logo”
Ryobi, the well-regarded tackle giant that sadly disappeared from UK shores in 1998 is set to return once more with the Masterline Walker group (who also house Cortland, Yo-Zuri and Rovex to name a few).
The reason Ryobi retreated was to concentrate on manufacturing high quality fishing tackle for the Japanese market. The good news for us in the UK is that Ryobi will be bringing some of that tackle back with them. We’re fans of at least one of their reels – the awesome Ryobi Metaroyal Safari, or to give it its very Asian, full title – the Ryobi Metaroyal 5000 Fishing Safari – so we contacted Masterline who have confirmed that these reels will indeed be available here in the UK.
We’ve been lucky enough to handle these reels in Australia, Asia and parts of Europe and they are tough. Do a quick trawl of online fishing forums and you’ll find some very good remarks about the Metaroyal Safari. This is a heavy-duty spinning reel more traditional suited to tropical styles like deepwater jigging and popping but we’re sure it will find its place over here. It features a suitable power gear Continue reading “Ryobi Returns with Awesome Metaroyal Safari Reel”
There 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?”
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”
2010 is already proving to be a great year for exciting new fishing tackle. The latest in a growing list of hot tackle items to be launched this year is news that Daiwa have created a brand new Certate – one of the best spinning reels in the world.
Best news of all is that Daiwa haven’t just rehashed the existing design but created something brand new with some amazing new features. First up, something called ‘Mag Sealed’. This new feature is straight out of sci-fi. Based on NASA technology, Daiwa have capitalised on a new material – magnetic fluid. Used for fuel management in space ships, Daiwa have adapted this latest technology as a waterproofing agent. The Continue reading “New Daiwa Certate for 2010”