Shimano Sienna 2500FE - Sienna spin reels have been part and parcel of the Shimano lineup for well over a dozen years now, and the latest incarnation certainly raises the standard when it comes to entry-level performance. The compact XGT-7 body has a changed centre of gravity, which makes them comfortable for newcomers to fishing to use, while one ball bearing and one roller bearing combine with Dyna-Balance to makes winding delightfully smooth. There are three general purpose sizes: 1000, 2500 and 4000, which cover all manner of light line situations, from bait fishing to Squidgy soft plastic and hardbody lure casting. Gear ratios in the 2500 FE are 5:1, while the 4000 FE is slightly faster at 5.2:1. They punch out 4kg drag and the AR-C die-cast aluminium spools hold a generous amount of monofilament and a lot more of braid. So if you’re just starting out in fishing or the kids are showing some interest that requires something more sophisticated than just a basic handline, check out the new Sienna FE range. Weight: 260g. Shimano Raider Travel 703 Bream - Travel rods were once seen as a really poor third choice behind conventional one and two-piece rods, but longer rods often created storage and transport problems. This was an issue not only for travelling fishos, but those requiring to access public transport to get their fishing fix, or when living in confined accommodation such as units. Fortunately, Shimano’s commitment to the development of quality multi-piece and easily-transportable rods over the years has made fishing travel so much more fun for the mobile fisho. The new Raider Travel series certainly bears this out. Built on premium Japanese 30-36 ton Toray high modulus graphite blanks, they have been designed to mimic one and two-piece rods in both performance and action. From the near invisible ferruling system — so important when a rod must break down into three or four pieces — to the custom Shimano reel seats and hard wearing split EVA grips, it’s quality all the way with the Raider Travel series. The use of Zirconian Sea Guides guides throughout the range typifies this. The lineup is comprehensive, covering fishing styles as diverse as barra fishing with baitcaster and spin reels, estuary bream, spinning the coastal shoreline, snapper and heavier offshore work. Length: 7’0’’/2.13m. Pieces: 3. Line Weight: 2-4kg
Be The First To Review This Product!
Help other Tackle World Townsville users shop smarter by writing reviews for products you have purchased.