2008 Fred Hall Long Beach Coverage
Fred Hall Long Beach Show: Part 2 - Saltwater Coverage (continued)
Fin-Nor: In 2007 during ICAST
we were only able to give you a brief overview on the Fin-Nor Santiago, their
soon to come "ultimate big game reel."
At that time the Santiago was still in its infant state and what we saw were
only prototypes. At Fred Hall the reel was shown in go to market state. The Fin-Nor Santiago
makes use of many advances of today and is constructed
from a one-piece, fully machined aluminum frame along with a one-piece aluminum
spool. This spool is supported with a machined, stainless steel center shaft
turning on four ultra-smooth and strong ceramic-stainless hybrid ball bearings.
the Fin-Nor Santiago, their biggest and baddest big game reel
The Santiago has a "buff" drag
system. The drag is water-resistant and uses a multi-layer drag system of Carbon
Fiber washers in combination of a heat-dissipating Titanium drag plate for a
smooth, strong, and reliable drag.
drag system is used on the Santiago
components are used
The Fin-Nor Santiago also
features a two-speed design with both high and low gear ratios, and depending on
model the ratios will vary; low from 1.35:1 to 1.75:1, high from 4.22:1 to
3.07:1. Engaging the gear is easy with the Santiago has it is made so you can
push the button with your forearm even while you are still turning the handle.
The 2-speed is
easy to engage with the push button
You can engage
the second speed while retrieving using your forearm
The Santiago will have Fin-Nor's
Classic Gold anodizing and the traditional "sailfish" badge on the left-hand
side which can be custom engraved to personalize your reel. The Fin-Nor Santiago
will be available in April and the price varies depending on model but the
largest model (80W) will retail for $949.
ergonomic handle knob comes on all Santiago reels
Quantum/Fin-Nor shows us the new Fin-Nor reels
Section: Phenix Rods & River2Sea