Angling Addict, an old friend from the Fishingkaki forum days dropped by my place with this reel that can’t freespool. I took a look at the box and immediately decided […]
￼ The package for this reel came exactly 3 years ago, 22 October 2013. I remembered being disappointed by it’s cheap plasticky exterior, rough fit and finish while I was […]
The Saltiga Z reel was so smooth that it rivalled ABU’s Ambassadeurs which were legends in smoothness in their time. Cranking a Saltiga Z gave one a pleasurable feeling of silkiness similar to stroking the coat of a kitten. And who could forget the attention to detail Daiwa engineers gave to that reel, with O-rings for weatherproofing almost everywhere, including the screws that held the reel together.
Sadly, after the success of Saltiga’s overhead reels, Daiwa seem to have changed tack and favoured the egg-beater style of reels for the Saltiga range and it had been so for well over a decade. So it was to the delight of fans for conventional reels that Daiwa launched the Saltiga 10 and Saltiga 15 conventional star drag reels during the Japan Fishing Festival, at Yokohama in January 2015.
I’ve heard so much about this reel in the latter half of the preceding decade from friends who dislike eating fried bird’s nest. They speak of this reel with a sort of reverence and awe that’s reserved for something extraordinarily great, and the first thing they mention would be the Hyper Digi Gears from the Saltiga Z reel, that’s also driving this reel. Those gears are made of tougher C6191 alloys which will make this reel last much longer than a regular Certate, which — I understand from hearsay, is already legendary. So, as a consequence, my interest is piqued enough despite my trepidation, to want to crack this reel open to see what is the big deal about.
Have you heard of 13-Fishing? Well, I don’t know about you, but other than the ‘sport’ of Gambling, I think Fishing is the most superstitious sport I’ve encountered. My late daddy told me never to step over a fishing rod, but to walk around it as stepping over will jinx it. Others believe that if you do not wash your bum (take note all you toilet paper users) and then go fishing, you’re gonna catch nothing. Many believe that one should abstain from sex before a fishing trip or risk getting no bites.
Here’s a quick note on the effectiveness of Salt-X and Quicksilver 2-4-C Marine grease when used in combination to prevent rust and corrosion. I had bought a pair of yellow-coloured […]
SERVICING – ABU Revo BigShooter WM60L I simply couldn’t offer any reason why I keep making pre-order reservations for ABU Garcia Revo reels. The marketing material posted on Purefishing.jp website […]
I’ll make this short. I promise! ￼ Cumulatively over the series of dining sessions held at my place after each fishing trip, a growing cache of all kinds of fine liquor […]
Thanks to a very effective national education programme, I grew up burying away all my ethnic roots, including the ability to speak Khek and Teochew. Even my taste for dishes […]
In my earlier posting, I gave a quick description of how to make a gyotaku at home. Long after the fish is eaten, it is not forgotten because its gyotaku hanging on […]