KastKing introduces Rover B Charter Captain Special
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KastKing, has introduced a new conventional baitcasting reel for the professional fishing charter market – the KastKing Rover B Charter Captain Special.
The idea for the new reel came out of discussions between the New York brand and guides and captains around the US.
“Our objective was to help keep operating costs down and provide them with durable tackle that would translate into savings,” said Tom Gahan, Marketing Director at KastKing’s parent company, Eposeidon Inc.
“We originally set the stage with KastKing® braided line. It sells for less than half of competing brands and is as good as or better than anything out there.
“It will be the same with the KastKing® Rover. We are not the first to have a non-level-wind reel. But, we can safely say we’re the first to offer a quality reel of this type at this price point and with features like the carbon fibre drag.
“The reason for the absence of a level wind is two-fold. Firstly, it’s something else that can break. Secondly, newbies can very easily get their fingers pinched between the level wind guide and the frame. Now this can’t happen. It’s a safety factor.”
The KastKing® Rover B Charter Captain Special series is made in sizes 40, 50 and 60 and comes without a level-wind line guide. It has a number of upgrades from the original RXA model, including carbon fibre drag washers, centrifugal brake, hardened stainless steel main shaft, non-slip foam grips on strengthened handles, reinforced sideplates and a thumb release line-out bar.
The Rover is also available with a level-wind line guide in all sizes for those who want that feature. It also comes in right or left-handed models and is saltwater approved.
“The KastKing Rover B 60 should be perfect for inshore work on saltwater species such as fluke, sea bass and porgies. And it should have no problem with school sized stripers, bluefish, redfish and large catfish,” says Captain Tom Mikoleski of Grand Slam Charters, in Montauk, New York.
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