Rippin Lips introduces SuperCat® Combos Series
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Rippin Lips says it has done North America’s seven million catfish anglers a favour by narrowing the search for the perfect catfish combo.
“It is strange that the third most popular freshwater fish on the continent – the catfish – continues to be under-tackled with also-ran rods and rickety old reels that scarcely get the job done,” explains the company. “However, our new specific rod and reel combos satisfy that in-demand category.”
The new SuperCat® Combos Series is said to arm catfish specialists with expertly designed rod and reel combos they can be confident, comfortable and proud to fish.
In search of a quality rod blank at an affordable price, Rippin Lips discovered S-glass, a material that is both stronger and lighter than its more commonly used E-glass counterpart. It offers nearly twice the modulus, resulting in the optimal blend of blank strength, smoothness and sensitivity.
Each SuperCat spinning reel features five stainless ball bearings, brass gears and a graphite rotor – all housed within a graphite frame, handle and high capacity aluminium spool. Operating with an efficient 4.1:1 gear ratio, the reels come pre-loaded with 300 yards of premium monofilament (20 lb or 25 lb).
“Fishing a SuperCat Combo just feels natural,” says legendary catfish angler, John Jamison. “We designed them that way – to give anglers the best performing, high quality rods and reels at a truly affordable price. It’s the sort of outfit you will fish for many, many years. And they are versatile enough to land a pile of channel catfish from a pond or good-sized blue cats from a river.”
Extras include counter-balanced EVA handles to allow for ‘rocket-launching’ casts, plus extra leverage for setting hooks and a comfortable under-arm fit. Premium glow tips aid low light bite detection, with each rod featuring eight premium guides plus tip.
Offered in three length/power models, they include a 7’ 6” Medium, 7’ 6” Medium-Heavy and an 8’ Heavy power. A 6000-size SuperCat spinning reel outfits the Medium and Medium Heavy rods, while the 8000 matches the Heavy model.
Tel: + 1 717 360 3990