The tail end of summer heralds many things, respite from the sapping heat and humidity of a southeast Queensland, and the anticipation of the onset of the cooler months ahead, and of course the angling opportunities that come with it. A recent trip to one of my favourite cold water bass fisheries, Lake Maroon, has me licking my lips about what’s potentially around the corner.
As an angler I’ve managed to do some pretty special things and visit some pretty remarkable places. To be involved in the shooting of media for the 2015 Daiwa Exist is one of the more recent high lights. Two days fishing the iconic Hinchinbrook Island with the new Exist in-hand was a special experience and definitely one of my most indelible memories of the year. Well enough of me, let’s take a look at the new Exist in action.
When it comes to large sized low profile baitcasters the Daiwa Zillion is king. Released in 2007 as the successor to the legendary TDZ the Zillion set a new benchmark in reliability, performance and strength with a host different models delivering a host of different options for the baitcaster fraternity.
When it comes to angler names for JDM bass addicts, especially those with a leaning towards the Daiwa side of things, there’s no bigger than name than Namiki.
The man behind the OSP lure brand and the driving force behind the famous Steez line of rods and reels, the man they called Namiki (aka Machinegun) literally put his name on a reel this time last year.
For those that haven’t seen it take a look at the Steez Namiki Limited.
I was fortunate enough to fish with the new Daiwa Exist last November and they are the bomb. Daiwa’s flagship light tackle spin reel just got better, and from what I hear they’re going to be cheaper.
I will have a review to share once the reel gets released at the JP shows at the end of the month.