Fishing Gear

Shimano SpeedMaster LD II

shimano speedmaster ldii

THE new Shimano SpeedMaster LD II is a multi-purpose lever drag reel with gear strength comparable to the trusted Talica series. The Shimano SpeedMaster series now consists of four sizes – a 12, 16 and the newly released 20 and 25 sizes – that all feature High Efficiency gearing in two speed ratios. Two-speed gearing enables the angler to increase …

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Okuma Komodo baitcast rods

okuma komodo baitcast rods

THE Okuma Komodo SS baitcast reel has a reputation for strength, reliability, stopping power and good looks. It makes sense then that the matching series of Okuma Komodo baitcast rods follows the same design principles, from quality finish to 30T Toray carbon blank construction and Seaguide Hero Hi-Grade Low Frame Casting Guides, the attention to detail in bind and metal …

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A go-to soft plastic presentation

go-to soft plastic presentation

HEY folks, as this is my first time writing for Bush ‘n Beach, I thought it would be appropriate to base this article around my first fishing trip for 2020 using my go-to soft plastic presentation. A quick rundown on myself before I get stuck into the good stuff: I’ve been fishing for over 30 years and don’t mind fishing …

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Fish Inc. Egilicious jigs – new colours and Fast Sink models

fish inc. egilicious jigs

TACKLE Tactics has teamed up with its Pro Anglers around the country to create a stack of new colours in the popular Fish Inc. Egilicious range of squid jigs. Even more exciting is the addition of Fast Sink models in both the 3.0 and 3.5 sizes, which during the testing process proved priceless when fishing deeper water, faster currents and …

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Okuma Sabiki UTG rod

okuma sabiki utg rod

DESIGNED for jigging sabiki rigs when gathering bait, with the design allowing the rig to be wound inside the rod to minimises snagging and tangling when not in use, the Okuma Sabiki UTG rod has been built from the ground up to overcome the shortcomings of other sabiki rods that have been pointed out to Okuma by frustrated anglers. A …

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Sharp knives a necessity – ideal gift packs

sicut sharp knives

WHILE sourcing parts for my Ezy-Sharp knife sharpener, the conversation turned to my love of sharp knives. Aussie Outback Supplies is an Aussie business marketing specialised knife packs in varying combinations. SICUT (Spencer Innovative Cutlery) knives was established in 1994 and now sees the third generation of the family  supplying high-quality carbon steel knives at reasonable prices. I have the …

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Platypus Stealth FC fluorocarbon leader

platypus stealth fc fluorocarbon leader

MANUFACTURED in Japan to exacting specifications, Platypus Stealth FC is a new generation of stealth leader, an advanced fluorocarbon leader that offers anglers cutting-edge technology and excellent value for money, with increased spool lengths for their dollar. With over 120 years of fishing line design, development and manufacturing in Australia, Platypus has comprehensively tested fluorocarbon leaders to ensure they offer …

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Gamakatsu P-Flex Single Lure Hook

gamakatsu p-flex single lure hook

THE P-Flex Single Lure Hook from Gamakatsu is a single lure hook rigged on an assist. The assist, a braided cord with a short length makes the Gamakatsu P-Flex ideal for lure fishing where a single hook is desirable. The P-Flex is available in three sizes of size 1, 1/0 and 2/0 and features an extra-strong heavy-duty hook. The P-Flex …

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Z-Man 7″ DieZel MinnowZ

z-man 7" diezel minnowz soft plastic

REQUESTS from anglers chasing a big 10X Tough swimbait have seen the release of the Z-Man 7” DieZel MinnowZ, a beast of a paddle-tail plastic. Featuring the same realistic and proven profile and action as the 4” and 5” DieZel MinnowZ, the 7” takes things up a notch in terms of bulk, water movement and big fish attracting qualities. Whether …

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Z-Man new colours out now

z-man new colours

THERE have been some exciting new colours added to the range of popular Z-Man 10X Tough ElaZtech soft plastics, including Purple Death, The Wright Stuff and Hot Craw. Purple Death is making a name for itself in both the fresh and salt, thanks to its UV-reactive green belly, translucent purple back and micro glitter that adds a natural scale flash. …

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