Jarvis Walker Devil Combo
Whether you’re a novice angler who is looking to get into surf fishing (a form of sea fishing where you fish from the beach out through the surf) or you’re a dedicated angler who wants to explore a new area of the sport, it can be quite intimidating to pick out the perfect tools for the job. After all, you want to get gear that is going to make your angling experience enjoyable, whilst also not breaking the bank. This is where Jarvis Walker has come in, with this Devil Surf Outfit. Jarvis Walker is one of the biggest names in Australian angling and the brand has been manufacturing top end sea fishing tackle since 1946. Jarvis Walker, the founder of the brand, was a skilled angler who recognised that many Australians were priced out of angling. He vowed to create tackle that wasn’t only high quality but also affordable, allowing anglers on all budgets and from all walks of life the chance to enjoy sea fishing. The brand has carried this ethos through to its present day tackle and this Devil Surf Outfit is the perfect example of this.
The Jarvis Walker Devil Surf Outfit is part of the brand’s Devil range and it is the perfect starter kit for the beach angler. It comes supplied with a two section 12ft rod, which is ideal for casting out past the surf to the area where the fish are lying in wait. The rod is rated to between 13lb and 26lb (approximately 6kg – 12kg), which gives you the kind of versatility that you require to target most of the shore fishing opportunities that the UK has to offer. The rod also has a casting weight range of 28g to 70g, which allows you to cast a wide range of lures and other baits on heavy setups which can more that withstand the pull of the tide in the surf.
The Devil Surf Outfit also comes with a sea fishing reel, which is supplied with the rod as standard. This reel boast brass pinion gears, which give the reel the kind of durability that you require for sea fishing in corrosive salt water. The reel is also fitted with a single ball bearing. Ball bearings are in important in reel construction, not least because they significantly reduce the wear on the reel. They also improve the smooth rotational power of the reel, reducing any friction that might jar or otherwise slow the reel as it spins. Another durability feature on the reel is its stainless steel main shafts. Once again, these have been fitted to ensure that the reel is able to offer maximum durability against highly corrosive salt water. The reel offers a gear ratio of 5.2:1, which allows you to enjoy some serious cranking power which will enable you to bring most fish to shore – even over some of the rougher ground that the UK’s beach fishing has to offer. The reel comes pre-spooled with quality line, so you don’t have to worry about attempting to achieve quality line lay before you’ve even cast the reel. However, when the time comes for you to change line you’ll be pleased to know that the reel can house approximately 320 yards of 15lb line.
If you’re a beginner to surf or beach fishing then the Jarvis Walker Devil Surf Outfit really is the best reel and rod combination kit on the market today. This rod and reel combo gives you the chance to experiment with the sport without breaking the bank – ideal for novice anglers and anglers on a budget alike.