Article: Show Coverage
New products at the 2007 International Sportsmen's Exhibition, San Mateo, CA
It is no secret that Pflueger is the high end brand for Shakespeare and with
products like the President baitcaster the company is certainly moving up in the
world. Shakespeare has plenty to celebrate this year, including the 30th
birthday of their top selling Ugly Stick rods. In fact the company is selling a
commemorative Ugly Stick fishing kit that comes complete with a pair of X-Tools
pliers. But what we were most interested in at the show was the arrival of the
company's new flagship spinning reel...the Supreme.
Jack shows us the new Supreme
The Supreme will finally be
available in March, so is it worth the wait? We think so. The reel features a
magnesium body and rotor, 9 stainless steel bearings, and a double anodized
machined aluminum spool that is seriously ported for weight reduction. The
8030Mg model weighs in at only 7.4oz.
The profile. Check out the
aggressive porting on the spool
On top of all that the Supreme
makes use of a machined aluminum handle, a sealed drag system, and a
"sure-click" bail for greater reliability. The finish on these reel is pretty
bold, and perforations are everywhere.
That sure is a lot of porting
So how much will this
magnesium 10 ball bearing reel set you back? Try only 100 dollars. That is the
best deal for a magnesium reel on the market.
Even the handle and junction are
A look from the front
The supreme features not only a
magnesium body but a magnesium rotor as well
New Disney themed fishing tackle
Also new is an agreement
between Shakespeare and Disney to release co-branded fishing tackle for kids.
What better way to get kids into fishing than with their favorite Disney
character themed rods?
Frank Murata shows us the newly
redesigned AccuDepth line counter reels
Daiwa: Like Shimano we
previewed the vast majority of their new 2007 offerings at ICAST, but Daiwa
pulled out a wild card at the show with the release of their newly redesigned
AccuDepth line counter reels. The reels feature a brand new finish, sturdier
composite frame, and an all aluminum spool. This new economical trolling choice
is designed for downriggers, boards, planers, and flat lines. The reel has a
souped up drive system and machine cut brass gearing for greater power and
efficiency. The new AccuDepth reels are available in 4 sizes and come with the
familiar dual barrel grips on the smaller reels and a power grip on the larger
ones. There suggested retail price will start at $59.95 (size 17) and go to
$64.95 (27 and 47).
The newly redesigned AccuDepth
reels look far better than the previous generation reels
The new reel features an all
The AccuDepth is designed for
controlled depth trolling
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