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”
We’re 24 hours away from starting a lengthy journey. Driving down to the south coast, we’ll be catching the cross channel ferry from Portsmouth to Caen. Once in France we’ll need to drive a further 180 miles to Nantes – all this for a fishing tackle show. But to quote a friend, “if Carlsberg did fishing events, it would probably be close to the Salon European des Peche en Mer in Nantes” from the 27th to the 29th of January.
Two of us have been before – last year. It was a hugely enjoyable event for us (despite not speaking good French) Continue reading “Top LRF Tackle a Year On”
We always enjoy discovering what Savage Gear have been up to and there were quite a few ‘finds’ at this year’s T&G Show. One of the most visually impressive was the new range of Savage Gear Salt Spinning Rods.
These lure rods look fantastic in pearlescent white and while they Continue reading “White Savage Gear Salt Spinning Rods”
For me, part of the enjoyment I’ve taken from discovering ultralight lure fishing, whether that be saltwater LRF or fishing for freshwater Perch, is from the increased mobility and comfort levels experienced. When I started fishing this style just under a year ago now, I didn’t really know which lures and jigs I was going to use from one session to the next. But as my experience has grown, I have acquired a few favourites from the mountains of gear I used to carry and I’ve identified exactly what to use at certain, Continue reading “Sakura Rock Pocket Review – LRF Lure Wallet”
I’ve done this a couple of times and a mate, once more. So now’s the time to share the secret in getting hold of the superb Daiwa Certate dirt cheap.
Search eBay for a Daiwa Certate – especially in the UK – and if you didn’t already know they were high price items, you might get a shock. We’re certainly talking upwards of £200 plus postage for these spinning reels. The price is justified. Arguably the Certate is Daiwa’s answer to the Shimano Stella. In fact some anglers prefer the finesse of the Certate over the Stella.
In time the Daiwa Certate has earned a following. In an auction market such as eBay that generally means fair pricing and Continue reading “Want a Cheap Certate – Grab a Daiwa Infinity Q”