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 had of similar feeling rods from other major brands. This rod will be very popular with the bream 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.