FISH & GAME GEAR

TEXAS TASTED
May 25, 2018
INDUSTRY INSIDER
May 25, 2018

Daiwa Ryoga Round Baitcaster

THE ROUND BAITCASTING REEL has, over the years, become an essential staple on the fresh and saltwater sportfishing scene and Daiwa has raised the standard to the state of the art. 

Daiwa Ryoga

The hard Machine Cut Super Metal Housing is the footing upon which the technology is housed. The flat bottom, super light-weight, Daiwa G1 Grade Extra Strong Duralimin Spool is Free Floating utilizing the Speed Shaft technology. Because the pinion rides its own separate shaft, the spool spins freely, unhampered by gear train friction when casting. 

The casting is also controlled by the Magforce Z system that brakes the cast at the start then releases for longer distances.

The new Hyper Mesh Gearing System has gears engaged with 50 percent more tooth contact and the Carbon Ultimate Tournament Drag ( UTD) provides the stopping power. The bearings are MAGSEALED to prevent water and dirt intrusion The 90MM swept handle moves the paddles closer to the rod’s centerline. The result is less wobble of the rod and reel in your hand as you crank.

Features include:

• Super Hard Machine Cut Super Metal Housing

• G1 Duralumin 36mm Spool

• Free Floating Spool 

• Speed Shaft

• Hyper Mesh Gear System

• UTD

• Magsealed Ball Bearings

• Magforce Z

• 90mm Swept Crank Handle

• Hi-Grip I-Shape Knob 

• Clicking Drag

   • Line Capacity: 100 yds of 20-pound test

If you have used round baitcasters in your past fishing forays, and have come to rely on the comfort and castability, then you may want to look at the new Daiwa RYOGA, an old reel design reborn in the 21st century.

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Phantom Spinning Rod Plays Favorites

Phantom Favorite spinning rod

Phantom Favorite spinning rod.

THE PHANTOM sneaks in the market at an amazing price for the quality of the Favorite rod line! With its sleek design, carbon fiber reel seat top, ghostly camo handles, and the exposed skeletal rod grip, this rod is sure to have you caught!  Phantom is available in both casting and spinning for $149.99!  Go to favoriteusa.com to find “Your New Favorite.”

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TALO Distributors

TALO DISTRIBUTORS is a 53-year-old wholesale buying cooperative with its roots in Texas. It was started in 1965 by wholesalers in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma (hence the name TALO) to compete with the largest sellers of hunting and fishing equipment at the time.

Ruger Naval Special Warfare 1911

Ruger Naval Special Warfare 1911

Over the years, while the membership has changed the mission to provide innovative products has not. Today TALO is best known for their exclusive special edition firearms sold through sporting goods dealers across the US. The organization has gained a following of collectors who have allowed its members to make significant contributions to organizations like USA Shooting Team, Semper Fi, Navy Seal Foundation and MARSOC Foundation while at the same time producing limited edition firearms that over time have proven to be a decent store for the collector’s investment. The TALO collection can be seen at www.taloinc.com. Ruger’s Naval Special Warfare 1911 is currently being shipped to dealers.

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