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View Poll Results: What is your favourite rod and reel brand?

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  • Shimano

    228 51.70%
  • Diawa

    102 23.13%
  • Okuma

    10 2.27%
  • Pfluger

    10 2.27%
  • Alvey

    23 5.22%
  • Penn

    17 3.85%
  • Abu garcia

    15 3.40%
  • Quantum

    3 0.68%
  • Sage

    2 0.45%
  • Other

    31 7.03%
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  1. #1

    Who makes the best fishing tackle?

    What is the most popular rod and reel brand in Aus?

  2. #2

    Re: Who makes the best fishing tackle?

    This will be a fun thread to watch and read ........ but IMO it is too broad .....
    However getting into the spirit of it ....... All round Daiwa
    Best spin range (most best in class)
    Best baitcasters (best mid to high end)
    Best rod range (best high end spin & baitcast rod)
    Certainly the best light to medium tackle .

    Though if I was to buy a game reel it would be Shimano . A fly rod it would be Sage.
    I have no trouble with looking at some reels from Pflueger , ABU & Quantum ....... plus others in certain specialised areas.
    Now do you include G Loomis as Shimano .

    As I said too broad to really answer without a bit of tongue in cheek

    Chris
    Give a man a fish & he will eat for a day !
    Teach him how to fish
    & he will sit in a boat - & drink beer all day!
    TEAM MOJIKO

  3. #3

    Re: Who makes the best fishing tackle?

    I would have to say Shimano I have a TLD 25 over head reel and 6500 Bait runner spin reel both on Shimano Rods.I also have a Penn rod and reel combo I got from BCF and it is not bad also caught quite a few fish with it and it has not let me down yet.

  4. #4

    Re: Who makes the best fishing tackle?

    I don't have one...I reckon people get to tied up in brand names and forget what they are out there to do....Catch fish !!!!And have a good time...

    Scott......

  5. #5

    Re: Who makes the best fishing tackle?

    I grew up on Alvey's and still have a few of them, but also love my Shimano Stradics (1000, 2500 x2) and my Baitrunner's (3500 , 4500 x 3) and a Sedona...........
    About to swap 1 of my 4500 for a 6500
    Luckily my wife isn't on this site.

  6. #6

    Re: Who makes the best fishing tackle?

    How much money are you willing to part with?

  7. #7

    Re: Who makes the best fishing tackle?

    Hard to vote if Loomis isn't included somewhere. Just as well Shimano doesn't paint their gear white, we'd be up to 28 pages by now and Nagg up to 10,000 posts, stirring the pot.

  8. #8

    Re: Who makes the best fishing tackle?

    I think Daiwa make the best all round gear but the Daiwa reels are the standout for me..

  9. #9

    Re: Who makes the best fishing tackle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jarrah Jack View Post
    Hard to vote if Loomis isn't included somewhere. Just as well Shimano doesn't paint their gear white, we'd be up to 28 pages by now and Nagg up to 10,000 posts, stirring the pot.
    !!

    Haven't you seen the new Shimano Chronarch , Citca & Stradic .......... all painted WHITE
    I'm sure this thread will add to my post count

    chris
    Give a man a fish & he will eat for a day !
    Teach him how to fish
    & he will sit in a boat - & drink beer all day!
    TEAM MOJIKO

  10. #10

    Re: Who makes the best fishing tackle?

    Just brought a new combo yesterday , ( Daiwa ) ,could not tell you the model number of reel or what the rod was branded with . It just " felt " right for me .
    Plus the reel was red , so automatically that makes it go faster .
    Shawn

  11. #11

    Re: Who makes the best fishing tackle?

    Why do people still think that it has to be the big brand names that build the best tackle. Shimano and Daiwa have copied that many rod designs from small guys over the years it would blow your mind.

    Stu
    Precision Rods

  12. #12

    Re: Who makes the best fishing tackle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart View Post
    Why do people still think that it has to be the big brand names that build the best tackle. Shimano and Daiwa have copied that many rod designs from small guys over the years it would blow your mind.

    Stu
    Precision Rods
    Hi Stu

    what rods have been copied ? - How many truly original rod designs are out there ?.
    I'm not defending them - & love a custom rod but lets face it ........ the likes of Shimano & Daiwa are using their own blanks - while most custom rod builders are using pretty well mass produced blanks anyway.
    I'm not saying that they produce anything exceptional (barring the Steez range ) - but what they do produce are functional rods that meet a pricepoint .
    I would defy any rod builder to build me a baitcast rod that would match my Daiwa Zillion 631 for under $300 ...... let alone the $210 that I paid for it .

    Chris
    Give a man a fish & he will eat for a day !
    Teach him how to fish
    & he will sit in a boat - & drink beer all day!
    TEAM MOJIKO

  13. #13

    Re: Who makes the best fishing tackle?

    like Chris said, a very broad question, but most popular and best are not always the same thing.
    I think Shimano and Daiwa would win the most popular, simply on sales figures and the size of their range.
    But best is a more difficult question.For me it is Jigging Master.

  14. #14

    Re: Who makes the best fishing tackle?

    Quote Originally Posted by reggy View Post
    like Chris said, a very broad question, but most popular and best are not always the same thing.
    I think Shimano and Daiwa would win the most popular, simply on sales figures and the size of their range.
    But best is a more difficult question.For me it is Jigging Master.

    Most Popular
    ....... would always be Shimano ( they pretty well cover the lot) - plenty of good tackle in their product line to pretty well guarantee it !

    Chris
    Give a man a fish & he will eat for a day !
    Teach him how to fish
    & he will sit in a boat - & drink beer all day!
    TEAM MOJIKO

  15. #15

    Re: Who makes the best fishing tackle?

    If I could only use one brand of gear it would be Shimano as they have pretty much covered all the bases for my fishing styles. There is a lot of very good gear out there at the moment from a variety of companies and some provide much better value than the big two
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