After an absence of a few years, new life has been breathed into Shimano’s classic Twin Power series with the incorporation of the game changing Hagane Body and Hagane Gears.
The Sedona series are up spec’d version of a Shimano classic, featuring Compact Body, VariSpeed II, & the Propulsion Line Management System working in synch with an AR-C Spool.
The Casita baitcaster come in two retrieve options — a still fast 6.3:1 and a paint blistering 7.2:1. The Cross Carbon drag can crank out a fish stopping six kilos of power if required.
TWIN POWER SW
Hagane Body and Hagane Gears, an increased number of bearings, and heavy drag capabilities, have made the Twin Power spin reels must-haves for the elite saltwater angler.
The 2016 Torium series of high-speed overheads recover a massive 117 centimetres of line with each turn of the handle, have Super Free for smoother casting, and a Cross Carbon drag.
With their low-slung profile, Shimano’s previous Citica G series of baitcasters were pretty classy examples of Japanese design, technology and performance, but the new 2016 models take it another step further.
Shimano’s enduring Stradic spin reel series have been enhanced by the inclusion of Hagane Body and Hagane Gears, which compliments the G Free Body design for better all-round performance.
Digital Cast Control on the Exsence mean overruns are a thing of the past, while the high gear ratio, nine SA-RB bearings and aluminium body makes it stand out from the crowd.
There are two options available — the 14000XSB or the 14000XTB — and while both reels have a large micro-adjustment front drag, the latter also has a Baitrunner-style freespool adjustment incorporated into it.
New Rod Releases
GAME TYPE J
These Shimano JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) jig rods make use of the latest rod blank design technology, and their high-end fittings deliver an unparalleled bluewater jigging experience.
The Ian Miller-designed Raiders have been part of the Australian fishing landscape for over a decade now, and subtle design refinement and a comprehensive lineup of 25 rods sees them continue to improve.
Built on 24-30 ton Toray graphite blanks, the Revolution series fills a number of angling categories — from jigging with Bottom Ship lures to deep dropping for reef species in the canyons.
No longer are travel rods a second-class option; the Revolution Travel series have near undetectable ferruling, high quality components from Fuji, and are built on 24-30 ton Toray graphite.
From micro jigging to lure casting, these rods have the right amount of oomph to extract tough fish from tough country. This could mean anything from kings to dogtooth tuna.
The Ocea Offshore series are incredibly versatile, covering the gamut of bluewater fishing pursuits from jigging to casting stickbaits, switch-baiting for marlin, to inshore snapper fun on Squidgies and baits.
Like the Revolution Offshore, these well-appointed niche rods are capable of taking on anything from creek barra to estuary bream and whiting, to inshore snapper and other coastal species.
The use of Hi-Power X Construction Graphite Blanks and premium componentry, means Zodias rods deliver unparalleled casting distance and accuracy, as well as incredible sensitivity when lure fishing.
Powerful and responsive 36 Ton Toray graphite makes the Impact NXT series a pleasure to cast with, no matter what the conditions or species. Step up a level with these potent fighting tools.
For anglers who like to fire metals like Raiders at the distant horizon, the two-piece Revolution Coastal Spins are perfect for long casts, which are subsequently backed up by incredible fish-fighting power.
New Lifestyle Gear Releases
This innovative cup-faced surface lure has an internal chamber that mixes air and water to create a foamy rooster tail behind the head that the fish will fall in love with.
OCEA STINGER WING
This rear weighted flat fall jigging lure flutters on the descent and can be fished with both a slow and high-speed jerk, depending on the mood of the target species.
LURE CASES & WALLETS
Egi case, tackle wallet, jig bag
OCEA ROCKET DIVE
This serious stickbait with an internal AR-C casting system dives, rolls and splashes with real fish attracting movement, and can be worked fast or slow depending on the conditions and the species being sought.
The Ocea Pencils are 115mm long and available in five metallic foil colours. With a casting weight of 42 grams, they come armed with a pair of Owner ST66 #1 hooks and have an S-shaped diving action on the retrieve.
Rod tubes, 25L back pack, back pack with 4 tackle boxes, banar bag, gear bag and tackle bags
BOTTOM SHIP ll
From demersals to pelagics, Bottom Ship jigs have wide species’ appeal, doing their best work down on the bottom over reef, wrecks and other structure, but also taking hits on the retrieve.
SEPHIA EGIXILE RATTLE
The Sephia Egixile Rattle has two glass sound chambers that emit a rattle that mimics the sound of a male squid, but also makes it perfect for after dark fishing and when in deep cover.