Daiwa slippery dog

REVIEW: Daiwa Slippery Dog TG Tune topwater lure

January 16, 2021 • REVIEWS • Views: 3884

Now, who doesn’t love topwater fishing?! I mean it doesn’t matter what species it is, in my eyes topwater is by far the most fun and sometimes even the most effective way to target a species. Now I’m not going to go into the reasoning and logic behind that in this article though, but I

Lowrance Livesight

Review: Lowrance LiveSight

August 4, 2020 • REVIEWS • Views: 8852

So in 2019 Lowrance introduced us to their LiveSight technology. Making underwater information gathering an even easier task for us anglers. Essentially LiveSight is real time sonar, where you can see fish, bottom and structure in real time depending on where you point the LiveSight transducer.

REVIEW: Daiwa TD Commander SnowFinch 681LFS Spin rod

January 5, 2020 • REVIEWS • Views: 5672

The super popular high end TD Commander rods by Daiwa are back, with the second versions sporting some new Daiwa technology, great looks, and some new models to the 14 rod lineup. I managed to get myself the estuary all-rounder, the “SnowFinch” recently, and now that Ive had a few good

REVIEW: BerleyPro Stow Bro

October 23, 2018 • REVIEWS • Views: 3267

So continuing on from my whole Kayak storage OCD issue and solution, I have now taken it one step further to the boat, and have decided to try BelreyPro’s very versatile Stow Bro product. INTRODUCTION BerleyPro manufacture a range of kayak products to suit a variety of popular makes and

BerleyPro Side Bro

REVIEW: BerleyPro Side Bro

June 20, 2018 • REVIEWS • Views: 8524

Like to be organised? or perhaps have a little OCD?? Well have I got the kayak storage product for you! INTRODUCTION BerleyPro manufacture a range of kayak products to suit a variety of popular makes and models. This is not the first product from BerleyPro that we have reviewed. Previously we taken

REVIEW: Daiwa Live Trout Swimbaits

May 29, 2018 • REVIEWS • Views: 6621

Big baits seem to be the order of the day currently for chasing Murray Cod. Huge surface lures and swimbaits have taken over and to very good effect. Cod are definitely not shy of big lures, and some would say they prefer to go out of there way for a decent bit of protein more …

Review: Daiwa Gekkabjin Air 2003 Reel

December 7, 2017 • REVIEWS • Views: 6967

Say hello to Daiwa’s latest finesse offering in it’s light tackle spin reels. The Gekkabijin Air 2003 is a specifically designed lightweight reel with finesse fishing at its core. SPECIFICATIONS Model Gekkabijin Air 2003 Line Capacity PE 0.3/120m Retrieve Ratio 4.8:1 (64cm) Weight 175g

REVIEW: Simms ExStream Half Finger

July 26, 2017 • REVIEWS • Views: 4677

Winter fishing can be grueling at times. Usually the first part of your body to feel the elements is your hands, and once they get cold and numb fishing really becomes a struggle. Simple tasks like tying knots, changing lures and casting can become difficult and painful. With long hours on the

Thristy lure murray cod

REVIEW: Thirsty paddler topwater Cod lures

July 18, 2017 • REVIEWS • Views: 9224

Surface fishing for Murray cod has absolutely exploded over the past few years, and is only going to keep growing. People have realised what an exciting and visual way it is to fish for this iconic Australian species, and can be a very rewarding way to catch one. It was not that long ago when

REVIEW: Lowrance Elite 9 ti

May 14, 2017 • REVIEWS • Views: 20449

First Impressions Straight out of the box the new Lowrance Elite 9 ti feels and looks very familiar to me. I’ve always used Lowrance products, and the Elite ti seems to follow in the footsteps of its more expensive HDS siblings. It looks, functions and has a similar layout I am comfortable with

IDA FIRST LOOK: Daiwa Gekkabijin Air 2003

May 7, 2017 • NEWS, REVIEWS • Views: 6860

Daiwa’s latest finesse reel is here! and I couldn’t resist! The Gekkabijin Air 2003 boasts some of Daiwa’s best and newest technology in this ultralight little spinning reel, and at only 175g I can see this becoming my favourite little lightweight reel very quickly! My first

Review: Daiwa Morethan 12 braid

April 20, 2017 • REVIEWS • Views: 8115

Early in my fishing days I always thought braid was just braid. No big variations from brand to brand, model to model etc and generally I went with the cheapest decent brand line i could find, but trust me, I was wrong! After using Daiwa’s J-braid x4, x8 and also the Evo 8 braid for …

REVIEW: DaiichiSeiko Kousoku Recycler 2.0

April 9, 2017 • REVIEWS • Views: 3993

The process of spooling reels at home can be an awkward and somewhat tedious process, especially when alone, The team at DaiichiSeiko have taken this problem and created a line spooling and stripping device in one. Meet the Kousoku Recyler 2.0   DaiichiSieko Kosouku Recycler 2.0 Specifications  

REVIEW: Daiwa’s Custom Project

September 12, 2016 • REVIEWS • Views: 5732

Standing out from the crowd. We purposefully do it with plenty of our “things” in life. Customizing our cars, motorbikes, boats, gadgets, clothes. The list goes on. So why not our fishing gear?? Daiwa has started the ball rolling on a serious level and introduced the new Custom X Project parts

BerleyPro fish finder visor

REVIEW: BerleyPro Fish Finder Visor

August 25, 2016 • REVIEWS • Views: 8213

We all know fisherman love their accessories, but accessories that can perform a few different and useful functions are normally harder to find, but that’s exactly what the BerleyPro fish finder visor does.   BerleyPro Fish Finder Visor Specifications Type Electronics Accessories Material ABS

Quick look: 2015 vs 2016 Generation black rods

May 29, 2016 • COMPARE, REVIEWS • Views: 3406

  Most of you know the Generation Black range of fishing rods by Daiwa are one of my all time favorite rod series, so when I heard about some of the changes they were making to the 2016 model rods I was pretty excited. Hands down I still think they are one of the best …

REVIEW: Daiwa Tournament 8 braid Evo

May 3, 2016 • REVIEWS • Views: 7846

I’ve been lucky enough to been trialing some Daiwa’s newly released Tournament 8 Braid Evo for the last 6 months and running it through its paces on all my favourite light tackle species. Targeted at the mid range line market, Tournament 8 Evo is a step above their popular and excellent

IDA FIRST LOOK: Daiwa ’16 Certate 2004

April 23, 2016 • REVIEWS • Views: 4564

The eagle has landed! All I can say is Wow! When I first saw pics of Daiwa’s new 2016 Certate I was impressed and very excited, and now finally having one in the flesh I can say I am not disappointed. So far the new 2016 Certate 2004 ticks all the boxes for me, looks, …

daiwa spike

REVIEW: Daiwa Tournament Pro Spike 53SP

March 10, 2016 • REVIEWS • Views: 5773

Need a decent size light tackle lure that casts well, dives deep and hangs in the zone? Well look no further, Daiwa’s Tournament Pro spike is here to answer all your needs. Daiwa Tournament Pro Spike 53sp Specifications Type Deep diving Minnow Buoyancy Suspending Depth 2m+ Size/Weight 53mm /

REVIEW: PFD Australia – Storm Rider Angler Yoke

January 14, 2016 • REVIEWS • Views: 5898

Introduction With new boating and life jacket laws bought in around the country over the last few years a pfd (personal flotation device) is now high up on most peoples list of items to purchase for their boating and kayaking pastimes. There are many pfd’s available on the market now too,

REVIEW: Daiwa J-braid

October 7, 2015 • REVIEWS • Views: 51285

Looking for some new braided fishing line? IDA give a run down of Daiwa’s latest well priced, battle ready “J-braid”, and let you know how it’s been performing for us.  Daiwa J-braid Specifications   Type  8 Ply braided line   Material  PE   Colours  Chartreuse and

Smith Creek Trash Fish

REVIEW: Smith Creek – Trash Fish

September 7, 2015 • REVIEWS • Views: 4218

We all know fisherman love their accessories. This is especially true with fly fisherman who seem to have gadget to do almost everything. Many of these are fly fishing specific, but I recently came across a device that’s applicable to all anglers, regardless of fishing style or location, the

REVIEW: Daiwa Sokkou Knot Tool

August 18, 2015 • REVIEWS • Views: 13636

For some the task of tying fishing knots is a real struggle, whether it be due to eyesight, fat fingers, technique etc, it can be difficult. In an attempt to make things much easier and quicker for the aforementioned Daiwa have designed and made the Sokkou Knot Tool. Daiwa Sokkou knot tool

REVIEW: Strike Pro Bob N Spoon

August 2, 2015 • REVIEWS • Views: 7598

A modern take on a classic design. Strike Pro takes aim at re-inventing the wheel with the Bob N Spoon. Incorporating realistic head detailing, scale patterns and 3D eyes with an injection molded body, internal weight and and rattle chamber. The humble spoon takes a giant leap forward into the 21st

REVIEW: Megabass Destroyer Phase 3 – Deep Throat F0-68XS

June 29, 2015 • REVIEWS • Views: 10412

The “Destroyer Phase 3 – Deep Throat” is one hell of a name which could be easily mistaken for an adult film rather than a high end fishing tool. After only seeing and hearing positive words about this rod for over a year I bit the bullet and bought myself one from Japan without

Daiwa emeraldas squid jig case

REVIEW: Daiwa Emeraldas Squid Jig Case

May 25, 2015 • REVIEWS • Views: 6434

While fairly new to squid fishing, I had always wondered what the best way was to store and carry these larger profile lures. So after getting a collection of squid jigs, I decided to look into some storage options and came up with the Daiwa Emeraldas range as a great looking squid jig storage

REVIEW: Lure – Assassin Spinnerbaits

May 12, 2015 • REVIEWS • Views: 5455

Introduction We love fishing for Australian natives. Casting hardbodies, lipless cranks and spinnerbaits for Murray cod and Yellowbelly. So we decided to put some of the Assassin spinnerbaits that we use through their paces in this lure review. Spinnerbaits are one of the best ways to target these

korkers wading boots

REVIEW: Korkers Redside Wading Boots

May 10, 2015 • REVIEWS • Views: 6455

Introduction With a huge range of Wading boots on the market these days from numerous different brands, it is definitely a tough decision narrowing down exactly which model of boot to spend your hard earned cash on, and then hope they will do exactly what you want in the river and on also dry land.

REVIEW: Daiwa Tatula Baitcast Reel

February 20, 2015 • REVIEWS • Views: 14369

We take a look at one of Daiwa’s latest low profile baitcaster offerings, the Tatula. A mid range baitcaster that has a stack of features for its price range, performs well on the water, and is silky smooth.   SPECIFICATIONS   Model   Tatula 100H   Line Capacity   12lb/135m, 15lb/90m  

REVIEW: Daiwa Generation Black Rod – Trauma Centre

February 6, 2015 • REVIEWS • Views: 6279

In need of a heavier all round spin rod I decided to check out Daiwa’s Generation Black – Trauma Centre. This Red veneered model has the same great quality and affordable price of the numerous other generation black series rods, and looks to be my new rod for all occasions.