World’s 2019 record-breaking brands revealed by IGFA
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Brands from a household name in the industry took the top honours in the list of world record-breaking tackle.
Japanese giant Shimano, owner of the G.Loomis and PowerPro brands, topped the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) list of rods, reels and line that set more than 400 world records last year.
In the freshwater category, Shimano ranked first with 63 records set using its reels, while also claiming 130 new bests in the saltwater sector. Its rods also topped the salt records with 78.
G.Loomis continued the first place rankings for Shimano brands with 18 freshwater, and five saltwater fly records.
As more anglers downsize tackle in the salt due to the use of braided line, PowerPro provided the sixth number-one honour for the Shimano brands with it being used to help catch 30 saltwater records. It was also used for ten freshwater line records, good enough for a third place in the category.
“A record-breaking catch of any freshwater and saltwater fish is always something to celebrate for any angler, and all of us affiliated with Shimano, G. Loomis and PowerPro join IGFA in offering our congratulations to all those who had 2019 IGFA record catches,” said Trey Epic, Product Manager for Shimano North American Fishing. “And while an angler’s fishing ability plays a major role in landing that fish, the tackle needs to perform properly or it’s just another fish story. We are glad we could do our part to make those stories all have happy endings.”
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