Utilising the latest and best quality components and manufacturing processes available, the Shimano TCurve Tournament range has always been on the cutting edge of high performance graphite rods. Redesigned for 2009, the range now sports reworked butt sections utilising the latest VSS (spin) & ACS (casting) reel seats from Fuji, enhanced decorative blue trim with Fuji SIC guides on every model.Achieving further balance and increased angling comfort, all models now feature an extremely attractive split-butt (excluding the estuary spin) — also providing an ideal configuration for two-handed casting in larger models. Also new for 2009 is the introduction of three new models, including an Estuary Spin ideal for heavy freshwater and general estuary and saltwater lure fishing. The rod is 2.08 metres in length (6’10) and features a non-split cork butt for use with 4–7kg line classes. There is also a Snapper Spin ideal for soft plastic snapper fishing and even general lure spinning for a variety of pelagic species. The rod is 2.13 metres in length (7’0) and features extra hard EVA grips and Fossil-Wood reel seat for use with 5 – 8kg line classes. Finally, a Tropical Spin ideal for heavy freshwater/estuary applications and medium saltwater work. The rod is 1.83 metres in length and comes in an extremely practical and convenient 3 piece configuration for use with 5 – 8kg line classes. The range features many other models ideal for angling where high performance is required. Match these rods to any of Shimano’s high performance threadline and baitcast reels and you truly have a formidable combo.