Shimano Tiagra 50 WLRSA Game Reel + Shimano Status Blue Water Bent Butt Game 24-37kg Rod
Shimano Tiagra 50 WLRSA Game Reel is geared specifically to handle not only the fish themselves but also the harsh saltwater environment. Perfectly suited for chasing down Stripeys, this rod features a slightly darker, heavier gold anodising, a newly designed Septon power handle and a drilled drag quadrant with a drag curve that's better suited to New Zealand conditions.
The heavier anodising makes these reels even more resistant to the ravages of saltwater, while the click stop drag quadrant permits more precise drag adjustments. The counterbalanced handle falls easily to hand when striking a fish and makes winding easier during the course of a long fight. It’s rubberised ‘tackiness’ combats sweaty hands which, as you may well know, can be a problem during the course of a long hard-fought fight.
Another major rule of game fishing is that the leverage you create in a chair or stand-up harness with a big marlin, tuna or shark on the other end of the line places a HUGE amount of pressure on the tackle. That’s exactly why Shimano has made the Tiagra’s one piece, machine-cut frame from a 7mm aluminium tube (the thickest on the market). Team that up with the A-RB bearings, heavy duty stainless steel gears, a two speed shifting mechanism and you are guaranteed a reel that is as serious at catching fish as you are. Choose the Shimano Tiagra 50 WA, you’ll need nothing else.
Shimano Metal Series
The Metal construction showcased in some of Shimano's finest reels now appears throughout their line of Metal Series products. Metal frames not only keep moving parts in precise alignment, they also feature the use of the latest anodising, plating and painting techniques for beautiful and durable finishes.
A-RB are made of stainless steel that has been through the A-RB process. At least 10 times more corrosion resistant than standard stainless steel ball bearings. Easy maintenance no-shield design allows for easy flushing of debris and easy lubrication. Increased bearing speed-no shield design and lighter viscosity lubrication reduce friction and allow the bearing to spin faster and longer.
Shimano Aluminium Cold Forged Spool
These spools provide strength and durability over diecast aluminium or graphite spools.
2 Speed Gearing
This mechanism is designed so that gear changes are quick and easy, even when fighting a fish. The low gear ratio used for high-power retrieves is selected by pushing the button on the base of the handle. Return to the high-speed ratio by sliding the release button along the handle shank. By using two sets of gears, the drive and pinion gears are always engaged. There is no gear meshing during the shift.
- Heavier gold anodising makes the reel even more resistant to the ravages of salt water
- Click stop drag quadrant permits more precise drag adjustments
- Counterbalanced handle falls easily to hand when striking a fish and makes winding easier during the course of a long fight
- Rubberised handle 'tackiness' combats sweaty palms
- Aluminium Cold Forged Spool to provide increased strength and durability
- Anti-Rust Bearings; at least 10 times more corrosion resistant than standard stainless steel ball bearings
- 2-Speed Gearing
- Bearings: 4
- Max drag: 20kg
- Mono cap: 36kg/503m
- Braid cap: 80lb/1575yds
- Drag type: LD
- Weight: 2447g
- Gear ratio: 3.1:1, 1.3:1
A combination of the Status Bent Butt and the classic Tiagra rod, the Shimano Status Blue Water Bent Butt Game Rod is built to tackle the most dynamic offshore and inshore sport fishing situations found throughout NZ's surrounding oceans. Featuring powerful E-Glass/carbon construction, this rod has extreme strength whilst still maintaining comfortable feel, making it perfect for fishing using electric reels, and both Tiagra and Talica reels. This rod is finished with Pac Bay guides with Aftco roller tip, and a detachable Pac Bay bent butt.
- E-Glass/carbon blank
- Pac Bay guides
- Aftco roller tip
- Pac Bay bent butt (detachable)
- Ideal for use with electric reels, Tiagra and Talica game reels
- Model: SBW56G2437BBRT
- Pieces: 2
- Line weight: 24-37kg
- Blank type: Graphite/e glass
- Grip assembly: Full length EVA
- Guide type: Pac Bay/Aftco Roller Tip
- Gimbal type: Pac Bay Bent Butt
- Reel seat: Pac Bay