Tiburon brings its big fish catchers to ICAST
Tiburon is planning a major offensive on the US market, beginning with ICAST in Las Vegas in July.
“Tiburon reels are built to catch big fish,” says Head of Technical Research & Product Development Isaac Tang, who will be manning booth number 1740 at the show. “Yellow fin tunas in the 300lb class are not uncommon. But what anglers particularly value is their reliability. If you have a Tuburon SST reel, you know it won’t let you down – and that’s crucial on a long-range fishing trip.”
The secret of the effectiveness of the SST reels lies in the patented automatic two-speed transmission. Says Tang: “Anglers swear by it. They tell us they have lost fish in the past while using manual two-speed reels because they could not react in time to shift the reel. With our automatic shift reels, all they have to do is just turn the handle!”
The reels also feature a patented T-bar handle which is ergonomically designed to be as comfortable as possible during turning. Plus, despite having an automatic two-speed mechanism, they are really simple to maintain. “Most people who have taken them apart will attest to that,” says Tang.
“We also believe that anglers should not be spending too much time cleaning their reels when they should be fishing instead,” he adds. “It’s why all our reels are constructed using top quality aircraft-grade aluminium to prevent any corrosion problems.”
As it begins its drive for more distributors in Europe, Tiburon will be launching the Quick Change, which will allow anglers to decide what gear ratios they want on their reels. “It‘s part of our commitment to deliver smart, innovative solutions to help customers fish better,” says Tang.