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At this year’s South African Fishing Tackle & Agent’s (SAFTAD) expo an amazing array of new recreational fishing equipment was on show. As the show is only for the trade with no public access, here are some products distributed by The Kingfisher that should be on the retail shelves now or shortly.

Poseidon Drone II Rod

  • Distributed by The Kingfisher

3-piece rod, 80-150lb braid. Fitted with heavy duty deep pressed guides, strong reel seats plus gimbal. (ETA Oct 2019)

Daiwa Saltist Elite Drone Rod

  • Distributed by The Kingfisher
  • 12’6ft 3-piece rod. 65-150lb braid.
  • Fitted with heavy duty deep pressed guides, strong reel seats plus gimbal. (ETA Jan 2020)

Travel rod: 4-piece Grinder Elites

  • Distributed by Kingfisher
  • 4-piece Grinder Elites in 14 ½ and 15’ lengths accommodating 6-oz center weight. (ETA Jan 2020)
  • A dream to transport
  • X45 has been developed to eliminate blank twist and increase power by reinforcing Bias Wrap Construction with a left/right 45-degree carbon weave.
  • V-Joint – Bias construction allows the ferrule to flex with the rod, eliminating the weak, rigid spot caused by ordinary ferrules. A multi-piece blank that matches the performance of one-piece blanks in flex, power and responsiveness.

Poseidon Edible 3-Piece Rod

  • Distributed by Kingfisher
  • Poseidon Edible 3-Piece Rods
  • 14’6ft and 15ft both with 5oz cast weights. (ETA Oct 2019)
  • Designed for targeting edible fish species featuring long distance casting ability and sensitive bite detection. Fitted with tangle free K-series light weight guides and heat shrink fore grips.

Daiwa Spinning Reels

  • Distributed by Kingfisher
  • Daiwa’s new light and tough range of spinning reels arrive in SA end January 2020. Here’s just a glimpse – and targeting various fresh and saltwater applications.
  • Models: Pro-Rex, Legalis and Exceller (Light salt fishing)

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