There’s a couple of new rods of interest to
light line estuary lurers that have come from Austackle. The Takeda Fireblade
is brand new model. It’s IM8 graphite,
7′ and one piece with a fast taper and light tip. Rated at 1-3kg and built with
Fuji Alconite guides, the $199 RRP price tag weighs in at only half of similar
feeling rods from other major brands. This rod will be very popular with the
bream and bass fraternity.
Additionally, Austackle’s Camo Stik has
been redesigned with feedback from their Pro Anglers. Its handle is thinner and
shorter than the originals, making it a true, single handed, 7′ rod. Also built
with Fuji guides, the green camo grips make this rod identifiable in any boat. Click the image above to see larger image of the rods.