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Balzer teams up with Honeywell to launch new braid

German fishing manufacturer and wholesaler, Balzer, has teamed up with the American industrial giant, Honeywell, to develop a ‘superlative’ range of braided lines. The company describes the alliance between Honeywell and its team of angling experts as groundbreaking’ It says: “There is no universal line for all types of fishing. Sea fishing lines must be […]

‘Next generation’ of long-bellied Spey lines

Spey casters and dedicated long-rod fishermen are making a return to longer bellied lines and all the advantages they bring. Airflo’s Delta Spey line was the original weight forward Spey line, developed for use on longer two-handed rods by anglers who preferred a long belly line for mend control and full sweep Spey casting. The […]

Frabill introduces Straight Line 101XLA Reel and Combos

New for 2014 ice, Frabill has introduced the Straight Line 101XLA Reel and finely balanced, ready-to-fish XLA Combos. The Plano, Illinois-based manufacturer, says that they offer even greater tactical versatility to its Straight Line range. Line still feeds straight off the spool, eliminating line coiling and jig spinning, but the new lightweight 101XLA Reel features […]

REELS SPECIAL: Shimano Antares baitcasters

Shimano has introduced its ‘flagship’ baitcasting reel series for anglers around the globe. The Japanese-based fishing tackle giant has launched the Antares 100 and 100HG (left-hand retrieve ANT-101 and ANT-101HG also available) to North American anglers looking for a long distance casting tool. Designed for bass and other freshwater fishing techniques, it includes Shimano’s newest […]

REELS SPECIAL: New 2014 launches from Hart

Fishing tackle manufacturer, Hart, has increased its family of reels for the 2014 season. Among the five new series launched is the Deep C 10000 – a high capacity reel that is said to be perfect for deep fishing or with large diameter lines. Its low gear ratio (4.1:1) gives it ideal power for jigging. […]

REELS SPECIAL VIDEO: Pflueger Patriarch Low Profile

The Pflueger Patriarch Low Profile has been redesigned from the ground up to combine the technology and performance you expect in a top-of-the-line reel with an extremely lightweight design and sleek performance. With the latest technology in low-profile reels, such as carbon-infused sideplates, a carbon fibre handle and all-aluminium frame and gears, the Patriarch outperforms […]

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