Reviews

Chasebaits Rip Snorter

Chasebaits is a relatively new brand and concept to hit the Australian market. It’s part of River2Sea Australia, a company that has always refreshingly had

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SHIMANO CURADO DC

The new Shimano Curado DC 150 was hailed as the reel that would bring the Digital Control system to the masses. Previously the domain of

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Daiwa TD Black LT

Words& Images: Dean Norbiato One new bit of gear I had the luxury of testing out during our Pig Pilgrimage was the recently released Daiwa

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Daiwa Emeraldas LT

Last year Daiwa unveiled its latest and most major design platform since the advent of Magseal with the new LT range of reels. LT was

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Duo Realis Onimasu Glidebait

During its three-year clandestine testing phase, starting in 2013, the DUO Onimasu swimbait was codenamed Project Prometheus. DUO owner and chief lure-maker, Mr Adachi, painstakingly

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Plano Marine Trunk

Organisation and appropriate tackle storage are important elements of your fishing trip – and it can make the difference between catching fish and having a

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Daiwa Vadel 4000H

Daiwa has released several new reels over the past 12 months but popular series such as Luvias, Saltiga, Freams and Battler have kept the spotlight

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Abu Garcia Revo MGX

In 2010 Abu Garcia released the Revo Premier spin reel, which carried a strong price tag compared with its usual spin offerings. It wasn’t a

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Shimano Stradic CI4+

This year’s Australian Fishing Trade Association (AFTA) show saw the release of Shimano’s latest Stradic. It’s the fourth release of the Stradic in what is

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Daiwa Surf Basia 25QD

Let’s get something out the way before you bother reading any further. If you’re looking for a subjective review, forget about it, the Daiwa Surf

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Daiwa 16 Certate

For any fanboy or reel enthusiast the launch of a new Certate is always an exciting time. Not only has it always been an amazing

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Simrad Go7

GPS and sounder technology is moving at an almost exponential pace. It’s undeniable that all this tech is providing us fishermen with greater tools to

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Humminbird Helix

It doesn’t seem that long ago that Humminbird introduced its all-new Onix series of sounders. It was a big step forward for Humminbird as it

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Minn Kota Talon

Of all the accessories I’ve bolted onto my boat over the years, the Talon has to be my favourite. This shallow-water anchor from the ever-reliable

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Minn Kota Ulterra

What may come as a surprise to many is that the Minn Kota electric trolling motor was first invented by O.G. Schmidt in Fargo, North

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Fins 40G

One of the most talked about releases in recent braid releases is the new 40G braid from Fins. Not only is it a big deal

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Black Magic Leader

I’ve been using Black Magic Leader for a long time, much longer than I’ve been working in fishing media. It’s my leader of choice for

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Daiwa 12-Braid

Daiwa’s new 12 Braid is a revolutionary and world-first – never before has there been a 12-carrier braid. 12 Braid is constructed with Ultra Volume

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Daiwa J-Braid

J-Braid hit the market with a bang thanks to a clever marketing campaign that made use of the E. Honda sumo wrestler character of the

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penn prevail surf

Of recent years Penn released the Big Game Surf series which were great rods with good tapers, a solid build and had the ability to

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Nitro custom squid

  I recently put the Nitro Custom Squid through its paces while out with Victorian fisheries as part of their current squid studies program. We

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nitro tuna winch 24kg

Distro: Mayfly Tackle Web: innovatorrods.com The Nitro Tuna Winch is a 24kg, five foot seven inch one piece stand up short stroker. Built from Class-A

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seaguar fluorocarbon

DISTRIBUTION BY: OTM SPORTSFISHING WEB: kokodafishing.com Seaguar are the company that invented fluorocarbon, so it’s safe to say they are world leaders when it comes

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