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.
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.
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 […]
This reel was launched hot on the heels of the successful 2014 Shimano Calcutta Conquest and it looked like other than a longer handle with an oversized EVA knob and a higher gear ratio, this reel must have been borrowing heavily from the 2014 Conquest’s parts bin… Or is it?
All things considered, I’m so glad to have bought this reel. It has an incredibly smooth and powerful drag, and great cranking power in spite of its high gearing and small size. Push into low gear, and the most stubborn shark simply gets winched from below the boat into submission — the torque from this little machine is incredible despite having only a short handle.
My wife told me she is finally ready to own a bait casting reel after casting a Curado for Barra at Darwin. So this was what she wanted for her first […]
[Edit: 17 Nov 2015. I’ve added more details as parts wear and get replaced. I’ve also edited some details. The edits are marked in brackets such as this.] The Shimano […]
When you hear the name Accurate Fishing being mentioned, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Do you envision solidly built reels? Aircraft aluminium billets milled into […]