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On 7/5/2024 at 10:19 AM, patfont said:

Any word on Stradic and Vanford, I am starting to see sale prices on these, any info on updates with these? 

New Vanford, will officially be revealed in a couple more days, the stradic was updated last year so I wouldn't over think that one. 

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Pure Fishing brand PENN will be introducing the first ever cordless powered reel to hit the saltwater market at next week’s ICAST.

 

 

The Fathom Electric is the only one of its kind with an integrated battery, providing anglers with ‘incredible’ torque and power. “With an easy-to-use LED display screen and angler-friendly settings, this reel will be regarded as the best electric reel on the market,” says PENN.

“The electric fishing reel market has seen significant growth in recent years, driven by technological advancements and an increasing demand for reels that help anglers pursue modern fishing techniques that land big fish.

 

“The Fathom Electric puts PENN at the forefront of reel technology, building on the well-established Fathom series and incorporating the same powerful inner design. The reel adds a powerful electric motor that utilises a 5Ah capacity battery with an integrated battery life indicator on the display screen. The reel delivers exceptional pulling power and speed to handle even the toughest challenges.”

Fitted with a large LED display screen, the Fathom Electric reels are designed with intuitive controls that allow anglers to fully immerse themselves in the thrill of the chase without distraction. Users have the flexibility to tailor their fishing experience through programmable functions that precisely calibrate the reel.

 

Features include line diameter input in millimetres for accurate line counter readings, an auto-stop for hands-free retrieving and an integrated line counter that provides precise measurements in feet or metres, enhancing accuracy on the water. For added safety, the reel is equipped with a handle kickback mechanism to prevent mishaps if it encounters any obstacles during operation. A spool tension knob eliminates the need for manual spool control, preventing backlashes when the bait hits the bottom.

 

The PENN Fathom Electric reel is designed for both power and efficiency. It boasts a maximum winding power of 35lb (15.9kg) and can achieve speeds of up to 750 feet per minute (fpm), varying by reel size. Engineered for versatility, the reel is optimised for deep-dropping activities, reaching depths of up to 1,000 feet, and performs exceptionally well in kite fishing and light trolling scenarios.

 

The Fathom Electric is offered in 30, 50, and 80 sizes and offers anglers several accessories available for separate purchase, including extra batteries, four-bank battery chargers for quick charging on the go, and more.

 

It will be available in September.

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COASTAL SV TW 150

 

DAIWA COASTAL SV TW 150
MSRP $269.99

 

A new-sized baitcaster designed for light tackle, inshore, saltwater enthusiasts, the COASTAL SV TW 150. Ideal for Gulf Coast redfish and speckled trout specialists where, small plastics and popping cork set-ups are popular. With the reel’s many features, it will easily crossover into many inshore saltwater applications on any coast. The reel is small, compact and palm-able. It has  a deeper 150 Size Spool in a 100 Size Reel Body.

 

The SV Spool is strong and capable of tolerating the increased pressures of braided line. The T-Wing System allows the line to pass freely, without friction, through the level wind’s eye, on a long cast. The small reel is substantial and stout built around an Aluminum frame and Aluminum side plate. The innovative Zaion Star Drag is a “high density” carbon strain material that is 20 percent stronger and 50 percent lighter than traditional nylon and aluminum.

 

A 100mm Swept Handle makes hard cranking comfortable and natural. If a light tackle inshore workhorse baitcaster is on your wish list, look no further than Daiwa’s small, compact yet powerful COASTAL SV TW 150, a baitcaster for today’s angler. A new-sized baitcaster designed for light tackle, inshore & saltwater. 

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Swordfish and serious deep drop anglers, prepare to drop your jaws at the sight and power of the all new Seaborg1800M-RJ. This power assisted marvel, sports a new MagMax-G motor that is almost 2x the size of the previous designs resulting in a 170% increase in winding power. By adding 9 large carbon drag washers, the reel boasts 110lbs of max drag to tame beasts from the deep. A game-changing remote operation allows this reel to be ran from a distance allowing anglers freedom to manage other lines or maneuver their vessel. Available in right-hand with manual 2.3:1 gear ratio when motor not in use. 

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Introducing the smallest of the Seaborg family, The Seaborg G300J-DH.

The Seaborg G300J-DH is a palmable powerhouse that enables anglers to comfortably target deep water species at depths exceeding 1000ft. Designed for deep dropping and deep jigging, the new Seaborg G300J-DH is the most advanced electric reel that enables anglers to fish the depths with both reel and rod in-hand, making this style fishing exciting and easy on the angler.

The adjustable JOG power lever enables the angler to control the speed of their retrieve while its integrated MagSeal bearing allows for continuously smooth performance. Featuring Daiwa’s newly developed MagMax G motor and ATD drag with a max pressure of 35 pounds, this reel is ready to tackle deep water grouper, snapper, and tilefish among a myriad of other deep dwelling species.

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The TANACOM 500 and 750 are unique in their sizing. They are much smaller than typical electric reels. The Compact Designs open up new avenues in how electric reels are utilized. Because of the  reduced size and weight, the reels can be fished in the hand rather than in the rod holder. Both reels are Well Suited For Stand-Up Fishing Applications. Because they can fish lighter line, they are ideal for targeting tilefish, cod, halibut, lingcod or sand dabs. The TANACOM can also serve as a light kite reel. The reel is built around a stout Aluminum Frame that remains ridged even under heavy loads. A Variable Speed Control allows real time adjustments to the fish retrieval speed. Instructions are printed in English, a small but important detail. A Rugged Power Cord keeps you connected. The quality of these reels is evident in the Model 500 which utilizes 6 ball bearings and a roller bearing and can exert 33-pounds of drag pressure. The TANACOM 500 and 750 are unique in their sizing. They are much smaller than typical electric reels. The Compact Designs open up new avenues in how electric reels are utilized. 

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For many inshore & light tackle anglers across the  USA, the Certate has been the gold-standard of compact but strong spinning reel design. Now in 2021, Certate SW continues that tradition, evolving Certate into a realm of its own. Now available up to an 18000-size, Certate is ready to tackle all saltwater species around  the globe.

 

Certate SW shares it’s Monocoque (MQ) body with the famous 20 Saltiga. The single-piece body removes the  requirement of a traditional side plate and screw system, replacing that with an engine plate that houses the incredibly large G1 Duralumin drive gear, also shared with the 20 Saltiga. This body & gear combination was what put 20 Saltiga on the map and is sure to set Certate SW right at the top of the tree when it comes to strength and power.

 

Equipped with a ZAION rotor design, Certate SW is lightweight and strong. ZAION’s lightweight construction makes the rotation of Certate SW incredibly light & responsive. Certate SW comes equipped with a Magseal line roller and Magseal body, which combined with the MQ construction means that Certate SW is supremely well sealed to the elements, giving anglers the confidence that Certate SW will not let them down.Certate SW’s multi-layer carbon drag delivers ten times increased drag durability. The new washer design combined with the aluminum radiation drag knob increases heat dissipation improving drag performance under heavy load.

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The Saltiga family of star drag conventional reels just got larger. Featuring precision machined aluminum one-piece frame and side plate for strength and durability. 

Saltiga Executive 5 Year Warranty & Service 

Daiwa protects your investment with an exceptional plan for our Saltiga reel owners. When purchasing a Saltiga reel you will receive the finest service warranty and experience in the industry. Listed below are the service/warranty incentives exclusive to your Saltiga purchase.

Your Saltiga purchase includes a 5-year Limited Warranty against manufacturing defects and a FREE 5 Year Clean and Service! 

  • Executive Saltiga 5 Year Limited Warranty against manufacturing defects with proof of purchase.
    • Reels being repaired will receive expedited service pending parts availability
    • FREE expedited return shipping (2nd Day Air or Priority Mail)
    • If the damage is determined to not be warranty eligible (missing parts, accidental damage, misuse, inadequate care, wear and tear) we will contact you with a price estimate before starting any work.
  • FREE 5 Year Clean and Service for original owner with proof of purchase
    • Reels being cleaned and serviced will be shipped back in a special Saltiga signature bag within 1 Business Day upon arrival to our Daiwa Service Department
    • FREE expedited return shipping (2nd Day Air or Priority Mail)
    • If the damage is determined to be excessive upon inspection, (missing parts, accidental damage, misuse, inadequate care) we will contact you with a price estimate before starting any work.

*This applies to all US model Saltiga reels with valid proof of purchase (2020 Saltiga Spinning, 2020 Saltiga LD and all previous models of Saltiga spinning and Star Drag reels with valid proof of purchase)

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The Daiwa Saltiga Light Jigging Rods set a new standard for lightweight performance in jigging rods, equipped with top-of-the-line features for the most demanding anglers. The entire length of the rod is enhanced with MEGATOP technology, providing an exceptionally sensitive tip that ensures you feel even the slightest nibble. The X45 carbon fiber construction ensures a robust backbone with reduced twisting, giving you the power to fight and land the toughest fish. 

The rod's handle is fitted with the innovative Air Sensor Reel Seat for SPIN models, which is remarkably lightweight yet sturdy, allowing for a direct feel of the blank. Fuji K Guides with ALL SIC rings lead the line smoothly, reducing friction and heat for optimal casting and reeling under heavy loads. These elements combine to create a rod that not only performs in deep water scenarios but also caters to the finesse needed for light jigging, promising an unparalleled angling experience with the reliability and quality that Daiwa is known for.

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The Daiwa Saltiga Power Slow Jigging Rods are a game-changer in the realm of deep-water jigging, meticulously crafted for the angler who is serious about fighting and landing big game species. These rods are significantly lighter than their traditional counterparts, allowing for a more effortless and enjoyable jigging experience without sacrificing the strength needed to battle heavy fish. Featuring Daiwa's 3DX, a three-dimensional cross-wrapped fiber design, these rods offer superior power and resilience.

Moreover, the integration of X45 bias construction reduces rod twisting and increases torque resistance, providing more control during intense fights. The HVF (High Volume Fiber) nanoplus technology utilizes nano resin to bind the carbon fibers, creating a blank that is both lighter and denser, enhancing sensitivity and responsiveness. These rods are engineered to handle the strenuous demands of slow jigging, making them a top choice for anglers seeking both performance and endurance in their tackle.

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Featuring the full AirDrive system, the Sol MQ puts weight reduction, smoother performance, and power into the hands of both fresh and saltwater elite anglers.

 

With a Zaion construction MQ body, weight is reduced while rigidly supporting the Tough Digigears which are crafted out of A7075 Aircraft grade aluminum to reduce weight and maximize strength. MagSeal along the main shaft provides optimal corrosion prevention for sustained smoothness.

 

Further improving performance during the battle, The Sol MQ features a two ball-bearing supported ATD drag system. This system gives the reel plenty of drag power as well as extremely consistent and smooth drag payout to prevent pulling or bending hooks during the fight.

 

The business end of the reel provides anglers with comfort in the form of an EVA handle knob which remains cool in hot weather and provides the perfect amount of grip, even when wet.

 

The SOL MQ LT is available in 6 sizes, from the 1000 size perfectly fit for trout, panfish, and ultralight inshore anglers to the 5000 size well adapted to tackle larger inshore game as well as large freshwater species.

 

 

 

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Bred specifically for inshore fishing, but able to handle hard-pulling freshwater fish as well, the Daiwa ISLA AGS Inshore Casting Rods deliver a lightweight, perfectly balanced construction that stands up to big fish. These rods are fitted with premium cork handles & AGS guides. 

 

The Daiwa ISLA AGS Inshore Casting Rods are also built with markers along the rod that help indicate legal fish lengths on certain inshore species.

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Occasionally, there comes a style of fishing that turns the industry on edge. Bait Finess (BF) while not new in the Japan market US anglers are eating up the fun and excitement on this style of angling. Daiwa added two unique rods to match up properly to this technique and the PX reel. Long casting and light weight make up this technique and the rods need to perform especially while most of the baits are low in aerodynamics light in physical weight and small thin gap hooks. These two rods are made much different with the Vertical Master overly sensitive with Daiwa SVF graphite and the Moving Bait a bit softer utilizing both graphite and fiberglass blends delivering the perfect parabolic actions with the appropriate hook setting power. Both rods feature Daiwa Air-Sensor reel seat Fuji guide and JDM design.

 

 

 

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OVERVIEW

Jigging, popping, or slow-pitch fishing, the Outrage Rod series has you covered. Purpose built Popping models give anglers the perfect amount of length and action for effective casting and popping while also giving the angler the power they need to fight.

 

The jigging series offers anglers a multitude of styles to help them find the exact rod needed to tackle their target species. The Outrage Slow-pitch rods are designed to help anglers correctly work their slow pitch jigs for exceptional action.

The Outrage rods feature our HVF Nanoplus graphite blanks for optimal sensitivity and power while lightening the overall weight, this helps reduce angler fatigue during those long days on the water. X45 construction serves anglers by reducing blank twist and improving casting accuracy.

 

Fuji K guides enhance durability and complement the use of heavy or light braid lines and Fuji MN guides, featured only on the Popping models, compliments casting distance and durability. Whether you find fish busting up bait on the surface or orienting a piece of bottom structure, the Outrage series has you covered.

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