Tcurve Revolution Inshore

Tcurve Revolution Inshore

12/06/12 - Author: admin

Shimano’s brilliant TCurve rod range continues to expand and evolve, and the latest additions to the Inshore series — designed for people who fish lakes, estuaries, creeks and rivers, spin from the shore, but also indulge in a little Squidgy fishing for snapper — are two baitcasters and a versatile long spin rod.

Designed by the Australian Rod Builder, Ian Miller, these new rods are at the cutting edge of rod building knowhow and design, making use of Shimano’s original TCurve technology that utilises a unique three-ply graphite weave construction along with a proprietary resin curing process. The end result is a rod that is light, durable, but with plenty of power in reserve.

The first new baitcaster is the Inshore Baitcast 601. This single piece rod is 1.83 metres in length and suited to use with 3-6 kilo line and 7-20 gram lures. This means it covers a lot of bases and is versatile enough for casting lures for Murray cod, yellowbelly, bass, barra of course, and jacks, big flathead and school jew.

The second baitcaster is the TCurve Revolution Inshore Baitcast 632. At 1.91 metres, it is a whisker longer than its stablemate, but the big plus is that while it fishes the same lure and line weight as its brother, it is of two-piece construction and that makes transporting and storing it less of a hassle.

The TCurve Inshore 902 Spin is an interesting rod. At 2.74 metres or a tad under nine feet in length, it’s perfect for chasing whiting on sand worms off the beach, and spinning small chromeys like Maniacs and Raiders for frigate mackerel, bonito, salmon and tailor from the retaining walls and rocks — in fact, any fishing situation where a bit of rod length and casting distance is advantageous.

In a commitment to maintaining the quality of the TCurve series, the above have dense, hard-wearing and well-shaped EVA grips, quality Pacific Bay fittings — guides, reel seats and butt caps — and just the right amount of binding and epoxy to do the job without sandbagging the blank’s action in any way.

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