CORIOLIS GA BAITCASTER Shimano introduces the latest model to their already impressive low profile range of reels — the new Shimano Coriolis GA is ideally suited to those not wanting to spend a fortune, whilst still wanting a feature packed reel that won’t let you down. Equally at home chasing big bronze ‘run-off’ barra up north or casting spinnerbaits in your local dam, the GA provides a versatile reel for many light to medium salt and freshwater applications. The Shimano Coriolis GA has a high 6.2:1 gear ratio and features a lightweight graphite frame and sideplate to keep weight to a minimum. A drilled handle shank and spool combine to produce a kind of ‘bling’ that is sure to impress. Living up to the trademark smoothness that Shimano is renowned for, the GA features four ball bearings, Septon handle grips and an easy-access side-plate. SHIMANO MONO SNIPPER The Shimano Mono Snipper is a heavy-duty tool with stainless steel construction, has spring loaded jaws and is perfect for cutting mono from one kilo up to heavier diameters used for chasing Marlin. It also has a handy clip for easy storage when not in use. SHIMANO RELEASE PLIERS Shimano’s new long nose release pliers are a fisherman’s best friend. Comes with a line cutter and crimping jaws as well as a bent nose designed for safe access to lure trebles and the quick release of fish. SHIMANO RAIDER TRAVEL RODS Shimano’s comprehensive Shimano Raider rod range is developing all the time and now there are two travel rods as well — one baitcaster and one spin. Of three piece design, they break down to just 58 and 66 centimetres respectively, making them perfect for stowing away in luggage when on an interstate business trip, or perhaps backpacking into real wilderness country where longer rods would be too cumbersome. When assembled, the spin rod is 6’ 6” overall and designed for three to five kilo line and lures from three to 12 grams, while the baitcaster is 5’ 9” long, ideal for five to eight kilo line, and will fling lures from 10 to 25 grams out of sight. Just like their stablemates, these Shimano Raiders feature rich bronze blanks, cork grips, Fuji reel seats and Alconite guides, neat, minimalist bindings to keep weight down, and they’re designed by the Australian Rod Builder, Ian Miller. To top all this off, they also come with their own rod tube.
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