Shimano Alivio Barbel Rod,
The Shimano Alivio AX Barbel Classic is perfectly designed for those anglers who like to tackle small, intimate waters for barbel fish. The perfect entry level rod for the angler looking to begin their barbel fishing career, this rod is also ideal for those anglers who want another rod in their barbel fishing arsenal without breaking the bank. Designed with low water levels and close range fishing in mind, this rod comes in two test curves. This rod offer you incredible tip sensitivity – which is ideal for registering shy bites from large fish. The rods also come supplied with a spare quiver tip. You’ll find this tip perfect if you’re fishing with castors and maggots and you require that additional sensitivity. The rod has a screw in reel seat so, when you’re tackling those really big fish you’re able to have full confidence in the security of your reel. When it comes to picking a reel, it will balance perfectly and will be well suited to the variety of uses this rod has. Versatile, the Alivio AX Barbel Classic can be used across the coarse discipline with ease. It is recommended that you fish this rod with a 6lb – 10lb line, as this will achieve the best results on the bank. The Alivio AX Barbel Classic is a great looking rod. Constructed with a XT30 blank, to give you the combination of strength and sensitivity that is required for low water level river fishing, the rod is finished with electric blue on the whippings. This makes it really stand out from the crowd on the bank as something a little special. The stylish cork handle makes gripping this rod easy, as well as finishing the rod with a classic appearance.
Shimano Baitrunner ST RB Reel,
Designed for anglers who want all the reliability, durability, and quality of unrivalled Shimano Baitrunner technology, but who don’t want to pay the price tag, the Shimano Baitrunner ST RB is the perfect choice. The Baitrunner system is one of the easiest to use on the market, which has made it a favourite for carp anglers worldwide, whether they are life long carp fishing fanatics or newcomers to the sport. The ST RB is no different. The Shimano Baitrunner ST RB contains all the features you’d expect from a high performance Shimano Baitrunner reel. It is manufactured from XT7 carbon, which is Shimano’s go-to composite reel material. This creates a strong and rigid housing for the reel’s mechanisms, ensuring that it can stand up to intensive use over an extended period of time. The spol on the reel is manufactured from lightweight aluminium and is constructed on Shimano’s patented AR-C design. This is an uniquely designed spool with an angled spool lip – proven to prevent backlash and wind knots when you’re casting with a braided mainline. This also helps all line types to peel from the reel in small coils, which aids with accurate distance casting. Power Roller also helps to eliminate the risk of line twist, whether you’re fishing with a braided mainline or a monofilament line, and this really comes into play when you’re fishing with line on the thinnest end of the spectrum. The Shimano Baitrunner ST RB is also fitted with the brand’s Varispeed line lay technology. This is a dual gear system – one oval and one square – which ensures that you experience parallel line lay each time you spool up. The reel’s balanced double handle is fitted with Super Stopper II, which eliminates rearward blackplay when the reel is set in anti-reverse. DynaBalance removes reel wobble on the retrieve, too, and it ensures that all the power you push through your handle is directed into the gearing.