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Specials! This is the page where we offer close out lines, unused samples or items which we’re no longer able to order from suppliers.

 

All good gear! But it’s a regular event for us to buy the last lot of a production run or some samples from a new supplier and we pass the savings on to you. Note that, for these items, it’s best to call or email if interested? Because stocks can run out quickly.

 

 

 

First up, the Shakespeare Ugly Stik BWS 1102. Eight feet long, rated to 30-pound line, 2-piece so we can mail it to you meaning, cheap delivery.

Fuji guides and reel seat, five year warranty. Great for casting, popping, spinning from rocks, beach or boat. Price $95:

 

 

 

 

Next, the FE8000SW reel. Here’s specs:

 

 

 

8 ball bearings, smooth winding

Carbontex drag washers

4.8:1 gear ratio

EVA ball reel knob

Wide shallow spool, for long casts

Light weight, 540 grams

Spooled with 220m 30-pound CC braid

 

 

 

Supplied with reel bag and 12 months warranty

$95 *including delivery*

Good light jigging, SP snapper, or general purpose reel

Send me a PM, email or just phone to order or if you have any questions, Andy

 

 

A good casting rod is the Tournament TMS 802. Eight feet two piece, can also be mailed.

Rated to 30-pound line and 120 gram jigs.

Fuji reel seat and hook keeper.

Nice slimline stick with plenty of grunt.

Throws midsize Roosta poppers out of sight. Price $170:

 

 

 

Next up the Snake Tournament. 5 feet 9 inch, weight 390 grams one piece rod with aluminium gimbal and Fuji reel seat.

 

 

 

Rated to 40-pound line but we will warranty it for 50-pound line. Bulletproof boat or jig rod, $80

 

 

 

 

Here’s our combo spotlight.

A great bit of gear, it can be used as a hand held spotlight using two position swivel handle (either pistol grip, or Dolphin style carry handle.)

 

 

 

Alternatively, sit flat on any surface and press the switch twice and hey presto, a 360 degree table lamp:

 

 

 

Each one supplied with both 240V and 12V (cigar lighter plug) chargers.

Ready for a killer price? $59 for two, *including delivery*, anywhere in Australia.

Phone or email to order, I guarantee you’ll be very pleased.

 

Reading from overseas? Please ask for a price including delivery. Here in Australia there is no sales tax on exports, meaning your price will be immediately 10% cheaper than shown on this page. And airmail can be surprisingly inexpensive, so it’s always worth checking.

 

 

 

 

 

Ryobi was a huge tackle brand when I was growing up. A Japanese company known for quality and in my rusty memory bigger than Shimano or Daiwa during the 70s, and perhaps early 80s. Their business focus has changed to power tools which is why they have dozens of products at your local Bunnings. But the quality is there. I’ve been using their 4500 size jigging reel all year and not only has it never let me down, it’s still as smooth as the first day of operation. It’s caught dozens of kingies.

 

 

 

We buy from the factory via our agent and get a very good deal. For someone looking for an economy 50-pound spin reel that doesn’t compromise on quality I honestly can’t think of a better option.

$140 for the reel including 200m colour change 50-pound braid, delivery anywhere in Australia $10. Here’s specs:

 

Ryobi Ecusima 8000vi

  • Gear ratio 5:1
  • Drag 8.0 kilos
  • Ball bearings 6
  • Weight 550 grams
  • Supplied prespooled with 200m 50-pound colour change braid
  • Stella 20000 type chunky reel knob
  • Price $140

 

Send me an e-mail for more details, or check out more pics here?

 

 

Overhead tackle, and Phoenix reels are finally back in stock. What a great bit of gear these are, for livebaiting, downrigging and jigging. I’ve been using mine on mackerel all through March 2015:

 

 

 

Lever drag with ratchet. Light and powerful, they look great too. Here’s specs:

 

 

 

  • Stainless steel bearings:    6
  • Max Drag:    9 kilograms
  • Gear Ratio:    6:1

 

 

  • Line Capacity:  275m x 50-pound braid (supplied)
  • Weight: 320 grams inc line
  • Price: $240

 

 

 

Matching overhead 5 feet six rod with trigger grip is $120, making the combo $360. Both can be mailed.

 

 

One good piece of gear I barely ever mention is our dryboxes:

 

 

 

What I do with mine is put jigs, reels (especially electric reels) and anything that’s particularly sensitive to corrosion inside. It’s got an O ring recessed into the top so that, when you close it, not even air can get in. This means unused tackle doesn’t need to be washed down when I get back from a trip, because it was never exposed to sun and salt. And the braid doesn’t fade. Clients who have them love them. And I love mine too. Now Tim tells me they’re taking up too much space in the warehouse and he wants them discounted, to free up some room.

 

Here’s a top deal. For orders of 250 and 420 gram jigs, all multiple orders of braid and all reels excepting our light spin combo, fish chiller bags, we can add a dry box for $20 *including delivery.*

 

Pretty incredible offer because they are $35 online elsewhere – plus freight!:

 

 

 

Send an email if you’d like to know more?

 

 

Our man in Tasmania Leo M says a run of big bluefin tuna is heading north already (April 2015.) Some fish taken over 130 kilos already:

 

 

So lots of inquiries  for heavy tuna gear. Clients tell us the usual 24 kilo gear can take hours to get these big fish in, especially if big swells and seas make the fight even more difficult than usual.

So I recommend

our 37 kilo combo being the Daiwa Saltiga SA-B 56HF-DD bent butt rod at $240 (in the combo)

and our 80 Wide 2-speed lever drag reel fitted with carbontex drags  at $470.

We prespool the reel with one thousand metres of 80-pound mono and set the drag at 12 kilos.

Total $690 for rod reel and line:

 

 

 

You can see the reel in the original catalogue here, on the right:

 

The rod is a 2-piece and can be posted, so of course can the reel.

This combo can also be used for deep dropping at Browns - if you have someone to share the winding. ☺ I’ve even fitted a rotating rod holder to my gunwale so the rod can point in the direction of the running fish, ‘Wicked Tuna’ style.

 

Here’s a ten second video

 

 

The IWA Scorpion II is a 2-piece 7 feet long medium popping and casting stick:

 

 

Weight 340 grams. Fuji guides, heavily over and under bound, seven in total. Fuji reel seat and Fuji gimbal. Victorian friend Andy W uses Scorpions on his boat, fishing for southern bluefin tuna:

 

 

And is very pleased with the results:

 

 

They have a nice long butt section at 77cm, which gives you the leverage you need to make a long cast. There’s nothing worse than a rod you want to use for casting something heavy, but the distance between your left and right hands on the rod grips means it’s hard to get leverage. The distance on this rod is just right for sending a popper (or anything else moderately heavy) sailing out to the horizon.

 

 

The rod has a rating of 20-40 pound line. Which would normally rule it out for heavy popping and livebaiting. But when you pick it up and load it, you see immediately that it’s a real power stick.

I wrote to our supplier and asked him why this heavy rod has a low line rating.  In reply, he sent this pic, showing some Thai muscle machine dry lifting 12 kilos on the Scorpion II overhead version. Don’t try this at home, twelve kilos dry is a lot of weight:

 

 

Match this rod to 50 or 80 pound line and use it for casting live baits to marlin, for popping kingfish in shallow water, giant trevally, black bass, or just a general bullet proof back up stick, for any big expedition. Any heavy fishing, where casting is involved. Rod price $170.

 

 

Last but not least, the Rapala Jig Day:

 

 

 

Six feet long overhead, two piece with foregrip join, 280 grams but with an amazing line rating, being 50-100 pounds.

 

 

 

Fuji trigger grip and I know a lot of blokes don’t care about this but it’s a rod that looks really good, too.

Price $160, or $180 with a Fuji gimbal butt, which we install here in Sydney.

Here’s some recent feedback from owners:

 

Jay Barker: I got the Jig Day spin from Andy a few months back, very nice rod.

Michael Lazar: I have the JM pe4 on the jig day. Very nice rod considering the price.

 

 

 

Send me an email or phone with any questions whatsoever or price including delivery?

 

Thanks for reading,

 

 

Andrew Hestelow

Managing Director

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Specials! This is the page where we offer close out lines, unused samples or items which we’re no longer able to order from suppliers.

 

All good gear! But it’s a regular event for us to buy the last lot of a production run or some samples from a new supplier and we pass the savings on to you. Note that, for these items, it’s best to call or email if interested? Because stocks can run out quickly.

 

 

 

First up, the Shakespeare Ugly Stik BWS 1102. Eight feet long, rated to 30-pound line, 2-piece so we can mail it to you meaning, cheap delivery.

Fuji guides and reel seat, five year warranty. Great for casting, popping, spinning from rocks, beach or boat. Price $95:

 

 

 

 

Next, the FE8000SW reel. Here’s specs:

 

 

 

8 ball bearings, smooth winding

Carbontex drag washers

4.8:1 gear ratio

EVA ball reel knob

Wide shallow spool, for long casts

Light weight, 540 grams

Spooled with 220m 30-pound CC braid

 

 

 

Supplied with reel bag and 12 months warranty

$95 *including delivery*

Good light jigging, SP snapper, or general purpose reel

Send me a PM, email or just phone to order or if you have any questions, Andy

 

 

A good casting rod is the Tournament TMS 802. Eight feet two piece, can also be mailed.

Rated to 30-pound line and 120 gram jigs.

Fuji reel seat and hook keeper.

Nice slimline stick with plenty of grunt.

Throws midsize Roosta poppers out of sight. Price $170:

 

 

 

Next up the Snake Tournament. 5 feet 9 inch, weight 390 grams one piece rod with aluminium gimbal and Fuji reel seat.

 

 

 

Rated to 40-pound line but we will warranty it for 50-pound line. Bulletproof boat or jig rod, $80

 

 

 

 

Here’s our combo spotlight.

A great bit of gear, it can be used as a hand held spotlight using two position swivel handle (either pistol grip, or Dolphin style carry handle.)

 

 

 

Alternatively, sit flat on any surface and press the switch twice and hey presto, a 360 degree table lamp:

 

 

 

Each one supplied with both 240V and 12V (cigar lighter plug) chargers.

Ready for a killer price? $59 for two, *including delivery*, anywhere in Australia.

Phone or email to order, I guarantee you’ll be very pleased.

 

Reading from overseas? Please ask for a price including delivery. Here in Australia there is no sales tax on exports, meaning your price will be immediately 10% cheaper than shown on this page. And airmail can be surprisingly inexpensive, so it’s always worth checking.

 

 

 

 

 

Ryobi was a huge tackle brand when I was growing up. A Japanese company known for quality and in my rusty memory bigger than Shimano or Daiwa during the 70s, and perhaps early 80s. Their business focus has changed to power tools which is why they have dozens of products at your local Bunnings. But the quality is there. I’ve been using their 4500 size jigging reel all year and not only has it never let me down, it’s still as smooth as the first day of operation. It’s caught dozens of kingies.

 

 

 

We buy from the factory via our agent and get a very good deal. For someone looking for an economy 50-pound spin reel that doesn’t compromise on quality I honestly can’t think of a better option.

$140 for the reel including 200m colour change 50-pound braid, delivery anywhere in Australia $10. Here’s specs:

 

Ryobi Ecusima 8000vi

  • Gear ratio 5:1
  • Drag 8.0 kilos
  • Ball bearings 6
  • Weight 550 grams
  • Supplied prespooled with 200m 50-pound colour change braid
  • Stella 20000 type chunky reel knob
  • Price $140

 

Send me an e-mail for more details, or check out more pics here?

 

 

Overhead tackle, and Phoenix reels are finally back in stock. What a great bit of gear these are, for livebaiting, downrigging and jigging. I’ve been using mine on mackerel all through March 2015:

 

 

 

Lever drag with ratchet. Light and powerful, they look great too. Here’s specs:

 

 

 

  • Stainless steel bearings:    6
  • Max Drag:    9 kilograms
  • Gear Ratio:    6:1

 

 

  • Line Capacity:  275m x 50-pound braid (supplied)
  • Weight: 320 grams inc line
  • Price: $240

 

 

 

Matching overhead 5 feet six rod with trigger grip is $120, making the combo $360. Both can be mailed.

 

 

One good piece of gear I barely ever mention is our dryboxes:

 

 

 

What I do with mine is put jigs, reels (especially electric reels) and anything that’s particularly sensitive to corrosion inside. It’s got an O ring recessed into the top so that, when you close it, not even air can get in. This means unused tackle doesn’t need to be washed down when I get back from a trip, because it was never exposed to sun and salt. And the braid doesn’t fade. Clients who have them love them. And I love mine too. Now Tim tells me they’re taking up too much space in the warehouse and he wants them discounted, to free up some room.

 

Here’s a top deal. For orders of 250 and 420 gram jigs, all multiple orders of braid and all reels excepting our light spin combo, fish chiller bags, we can add a dry box for $20 *including delivery.*

 

Pretty incredible offer because they are $35 online elsewhere – plus freight!:

 

 

 

Send an email if you’d like to know more?

 

 

Our man in Tasmania Leo M says a run of big bluefin tuna is heading north already (April 2015.) Some fish taken over 130 kilos already:

 

 

So lots of inquiries  for heavy tuna gear. Clients tell us the usual 24 kilo gear can take hours to get these big fish in, especially if big swells and seas make the fight even more difficult than usual.

So I recommend

our 37 kilo combo being the Daiwa Saltiga SA-B 56HF-DD bent butt rod at $240 (in the combo)

and our 80 Wide 2-speed lever drag reel fitted with carbontex drags  at $470.

We prespool the reel with one thousand metres of 80-pound mono and set the drag at 12 kilos.

Total $690 for rod reel and line:

 

 

 

You can see the reel in the original catalogue here, on the right:

 

The rod is a 2-piece and can be posted, so of course can the reel.

This combo can also be used for deep dropping at Browns - if you have someone to share the winding. ☺ I’ve even fitted a rotating rod holder to my gunwale so the rod can point in the direction of the running fish, ‘Wicked Tuna’ style.

 

Here’s a ten second video

 

 

The IWA Scorpion II is a 2-piece 7 feet long medium popping and casting stick:

 

 

Weight 340 grams. Fuji guides, heavily over and under bound, seven in total. Fuji reel seat and Fuji gimbal. Victorian friend Andy W uses Scorpions on his boat, fishing for southern bluefin tuna:

 

 

And is very pleased with the results:

 

 

They have a nice long butt section at 77cm, which gives you the leverage you need to make a long cast. There’s nothing worse than a rod you want to use for casting something heavy, but the distance between your left and right hands on the rod grips means it’s hard to get leverage. The distance on this rod is just right for sending a popper (or anything else moderately heavy) sailing out to the horizon.

 

 

The rod has a rating of 20-40 pound line. Which would normally rule it out for heavy popping and livebaiting. But when you pick it up and load it, you see immediately that it’s a real power stick.

I wrote to our supplier and asked him why this heavy rod has a low line rating.  In reply, he sent this pic, showing some Thai muscle machine dry lifting 12 kilos on the Scorpion II overhead version. Don’t try this at home, twelve kilos dry is a lot of weight:

 

 

Match this rod to 50 or 80 pound line and use it for casting live baits to marlin, for popping kingfish in shallow water, giant trevally, black bass, or just a general bullet proof back up stick, for any big expedition. Any heavy fishing, where casting is involved. Rod price $170.

 

 

Last but not least, the Rapala Jig Day:

 

 

 

Six feet long overhead, two piece with foregrip join, 280 grams but with an amazing line rating, being 50-100 pounds.

 

 

 

Fuji trigger grip and I know a lot of blokes don’t care about this but it’s a rod that looks really good, too.

Price $160, or $180 with a Fuji gimbal butt, which we install here in Sydney.

Here’s some recent feedback from owners:

 

Jay Barker: I got the Jig Day spin from Andy a few months back, very nice rod.

Michael Lazar: I have the JM pe4 on the jig day. Very nice rod considering the price.

 

 

 

Send me an email or phone with any questions whatsoever or price including delivery?

 

Thanks for reading,

 

 

Andrew Hestelow

Managing Director