3-TAND on both sides of the divide in Orlando
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3-TAND™ will be both sides of the divide in Florida – manning booths at IFTD and ICAST.
For ICAST visitors, the company will be showing off its new inshore and surf spinning reel series, SUBMARINER™, which will be available in four sizes, SUB-5, SUB-6, SUB-7 and SUB-8.
Each one is the lightest with the smoothest drag that legendary reel designer, Rob Koelewyn, has ever created. They are completely sealed and have options for full bail or manual pick-up (bailess) and convert from left to right-hand retrieve.
For maintenance the reel can be taken apart without the use of tools and put back together in less than two minutes. “Rob has made it so simple that many fishermen with mechanical experience can maintain their reel on a regular basis or they can take it to certified 3-TAND service centres,” says the company’s Ron Poehailos.
Offshore pliers is another new product that will be featured at ICAST. “We’ve taken Rob’s history of plier design and brought it to a new level. The offshore pliers we will introduce are sure to please. They are comfortable, lightweight, ergonomic and affordable workhorses that many fishermen will appreciate,” adds Poehailos.
The company has repackaged and improved its light tackle SURGEX S-6+ and given them an enhanced sealed hinge design that will help keep out harsh water and make them easier to maintain.
The plier sheath has also been improved and the pliers now come with an extra set of cutters as well as the additional needle-nose tips, which were also included in the first version. They come in a 3-TAND branded box which will allow the customer to remove them and feel the difference of its tapered rubber handles, and the precision cutters that can be tested on the toughest braids. “In a retail environment ‘test and verify’ is a big deal and the new packaging will support that, along with the favourably low MSRP of $79.95,” says Poehailos.
For IFTD, the many dealers who have heard of the T-Series and TF-Series can now experience what the industry has been talking about – 11 models, all sealed and including 3-TAND’s patent-pending Nano CF Drag™ system. All high quality fly reels, but at mid-range prices.
3-TAND has also collaborated with Cheeky Fly Fishing in the design and development of the Cheeky 550. The Cheeky 550 Pliers share similar features to the 3-TAND SURGEX S-6+ Pliers, including the patent-pending handle design, but in a smaller, compact design.
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