AFTA 2017

Daiwa: TD Zero Light tackle rods

August 12, 2017 • AFTA 2017, REPORTS • Views: 7984

2017 had given a heap of new products from the crew at Daiwa, enter Daiwa’s new TD Zero light tackle range of rods. With a sexy graphite and orange colour scheme, state of the art Daiwa features and a reasonable price tag, this well specced rod got me very excited at this years AFTA trade

AFTA Day 3 coverage – other bits and pieces

August 12, 2017 • AFTA 2017, REPORTS • Views: 4073

Along with all of the cool new reels and rods we checked out at AFTA, there was plenty of new accessories and gadgets coming out also. Too many for us to see in fact. So here is but a handful of bits and pieces we saw while wandering around. Daiwa Fish measure/brag mat 130cm nylon/PVC …

Daiwa – TD Sol Light Tackle Rods

August 7, 2017 • AFTA 2017, REPORTS • Views: 6776

Daiwa released quite a few new rod models this year at AFTA, and brought back some oldies like the TD Sol. This range has had a few incarnations over the past decade, and this one looks like it is going to be a good one. Daiwa are targeting the mid range market with these 14 …

13 Fishing Concept Z – Ball Bearing Free Baitcasting Reel

August 3, 2017 • AFTA 2017, REPORTS • Views: 7073

For as long as I can remember a fishing reel’s quality was judged by its ball bearing count, the more ball bearings, the smoother a reel was considered to be. While there is a certain truth to this, there is a whole lot of other factors that make up a quality reel. 13 fishing takes aim

Daiwa – TD Hyper Light Tackle Rods

August 3, 2017 • AFTA 2017, REPORTS • Views: 9071

Daiwa introduced a few new light tackle rod series at this years AFTA show. One of which was the Team Daiwa Hyper series. This Olive green and black styled series of rods is aimed at the cheaper end of the market with a retail price starting at $119. Featuring Nanoplus HVF graphite, x45, and

Daiwa TD Sol III Spinning Reels

August 3, 2017 • AFTA 2017, REPORTS • Views: 14596

One of the most exciting products we saw at AFTA 2017 was Daiwa’s brand new TD Sol III spinning reels. The new Sol features Daiwa’s new “LT” (Light Tough) concept to suit the new generation of PE/Braided lines. Boasting higher line capacity, higher drag capacity &

Daiwa x Tide Collab Apparel Collection

August 2, 2017 • AFTA 2017, REPORTS • Views: 5041

Tackle heavy weight Daiwa Australia combines forces with master minds at Tide Apparel to bring together a collaborative range of apparel for the upcoming season. The collection includes a spray jacket, tournament shirt, board short, cargo short, long-sleeved tees, headwear and buff, all

AFTA 2017 – Coverage – Fishing lines

August 2, 2017 • AFTA 2017, REPORTS • Views: 4062

A handful of new Braids were released at AFTA this year, and we were there to have a good look. Berkley, Fins and Sunline went head to head for best new line honours. Berkley Fireline Ultra 8 Carrier Re-design of Berkleys’s Fireline product into a new fused 8 strand dyneema PE fiber braid.

Jackall BPM BC-73XH-SB Swimbait Rod

August 2, 2017 • AFTA 2017, REPORTS • Views: 7144

There’s no doubting that swimbaits seemed to be a reoccurring theme amongst the traders at this years AFTA show. The technique is definitely the flavour of the moment and consumers can hope to see a lot of new lures and rods on the market in the coming months. Jackall Australia is on the

AFTA 2017 – Day 2 Coverage – More Lures!

August 1, 2017 • AFTA 2017, REPORTS • Views: 4262

As expected we missed a few bits and pieces on Day 1, So here is some more new lures that we checked out today at AFTA 2017. Atomic Hardz Vibe 2 new sizes for the Atomic Hardz vibe range. 50R is a 50mm 5.4g and the 70R is 70mm and 15.5g. Both have rattles. 18 …

AFTA 2017 – Day 2 Coverage – Rods

August 1, 2017 • AFTA 2017, REPORTS • Views: 9405

Day 2 saw In Depth Angler take a really good look at new fishing rods and reels at AFTA 2017. Below is a quick glance at what we found, we will bring you some more detailed photos and details on individual ranges over the next few days. Abu Garcia Veritas 3.0 28 models in the …

AFTA 2017 – Day 2 Coverage – Reels

July 31, 2017 • AFTA 2017, REPORTS • Views: 6924

A quick run down of a few of the new reels released at AFTA 2017, soon to be available in a tackle shop near you. Keep an eye out for more detailed pics and information from us over the coming weeks. 13 Concept Z Bearingless,  4 Models, Left & Right hand, 6.6:1, 7.3: & 8.1:1 RRP:$349

AFTA 2017 – Day 1 Coverage – Lures

July 30, 2017 • AFTA 2017, REPORTS • Views: 7959

In Depth Angler takes you through the latest tackle releases at the 2017 AFTA trade show, being held on the gold coast. In this article we take a look at the new fishing lures available for the Australian market. A great range of soft plastics, swimbaits, topwater and hard bodies were on show this