The Asian Angler - August 2014 Digital Issue - Malaysia - English

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The Asian Angler

August 2014 English Edition

Asia’s Angling

Lifestyle Magazine

The Stiletto Bullet

Fast And Catches Fish

Berkley Flex Soft Plastics

Caught On Flex

The Monster fluorocarbon Leader

A Little Known Piece Of Gem

The Abu Garcia Ares

Featuring SMG Guides

Megabass Destroyer Rods

No Retreat, No Surrender

Shimano Chronarch

Toying With Red Drums

Contest Inside

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Megabass Destroyer

F3-69X7

No Retreat, No

Surrender

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Abu Garcia Ares

Classical

Elegance In A Modern

Rod

56

Shimano

Chronarch CI4+

Berkley Flex

Caught On Flex

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Viper Stiletto jig

The Stiletto Bullet

120

Trinity Saltwater

Hooks

Semi Barbless

144

Coarse Fishing

Basics

Terminologies

192

Zenith

The Monster 100%

fluorocarbon Leader.

134

Understanding

Fishing Rods

Part 15: Rod Handles

Cork

158

Junior Angler

Get Your Kids

Fishing

202

Junior Angler

Short Story

Contest

230

Casio Pro Trek

PRW2500

Watch

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THE LIGHT JIGGING SPECIALIST

Abu Garcia Light Jigging rod encompass shore jigging to on-board light jigging and

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for superior lightweight and sensitivity.The soft parabolic tip is the key to work

bait-finesse lures or jig (micro) effieciently. It presents the jig in a natural subtle drop

& lift and providing a better hook-set.

THE ABU ADVANTAGE:

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My fellow anglers and friends,

Selamat Hari Raya to all celebrating. We’re now in the month

of August. Sailfish season starts like now slowly building up

towards the east coast monsoon. Oh! Life as an angler, we’ve

been blessed.

For this issuse we tested out some really good rods with my favourite being the

Megabass Destroyer. We also went on to test Shimano’s value for money Chrocarch

CI4+. We tested also lines, baits, and so many other stuffs but one stood out. That

would be the not so humble treble hook, Trinity Hooks by ODZ. They are amazing. So

amazing that the lab test is going longer that normal.

Another exciting piece of news I want to share is this... The Junior Angler Project is

taking of well. We have our first sponsor for the project and thus in this issue we begin

a “Short Story“ contest for junior anglers. With this we hope that more angling parents

will bring their kids fishing and try to win something.

There is just one more thing I want to add. The world is going mad. With wars going

on, people hating one and other, religious fights, chaos in humanity, and destruction of

moral beings; Our world certainly need some healing.

To help get things in order let us begin by not sharing bad news, messages of hate, and

anything along those lines on social media. Next wipe your social media walls clean of

all these bad news. Finally share only messages of peace, love, good news, and hope.

By doing so we will be able to shutdown the fuel that feeds the evil fire... Seems like the

hippies got it right,

Thank you anf happy fishing.

Cheers,

Phil

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Test Drives

No Retreat, No Surrender: The

By Philemon Foo


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Megabass Destroyer F3-69X7

The mere mention of the brand Megabass

will get many an angler wet at the

jaws while they turn green with envy.

Megabass, the brain child of Mr Yuki

Ito, is something to be reckoned with.

They make eye candies look plain and

they do perform well.


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Play

Time

Recently I had the opportunity to do

battle with the Megabass Destroyer

rod. The moment I took hold of the

rod, I felt my nerve and veins connecting

to it, somewhat like in the Transformer

cartoons of old where robots

merge with robots to become bigger

robots. The Destroyer became one with

me.


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In Full

Control

In my hands, the Megabass Destroyer’s

weight vanished and I felt like I had full

control of the rod from the cork handle

that sat in my palms to the tip of which

hung a lure. The lightness and balance

of the Destroyer is phenomenal. I can

feel the lure as if it were in my hands.


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Cast Like

A Sharp

Shooter

Adorn with small diameter (Semi

Micro type guides) Fuji KR Concept

Guides helps the Destroyer with casting

accuracy allowing you to land your

lures to places you intend your lures

to land on (without the obstruction

of wind and other factors). If you’ve

not cast a Micro Guide or Semi Micro

Guide rod you should give them a try.


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AMAZING

CASTING

DISTANCE

Built with a tip that whips (about 20%

of the tip), the Destroyer send lures flying

very good distances without much

effort. In fact a feather light flick of a

tip will get lures flying distances that

lesser rods could achieve with a lot

more force. Fuji’s KR Concept Guides

are well known for casting smoothness

and durability.


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Better

Sensitivity

With Cork

Cork handles are known to give better

sensitivity as compared to EVA as well

as other handle materials thus Yuki Ito

decided on cork handles at the reel seat

area where the angler holds when he or

she fishes. It also looks nice adding to

the aesthetics of the Destroyer.

The EVA handle at the rear gives the

Destroyer added protection as that is

the section of any rod that sits on the

ground most. EVA certainly withstands

abuse better than cork and is lighter

than rubber of which is tougher. The

whole package makes lots of sense for a

freshwater type rod.


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Blank

Technology

The Megabass Destroyer comes with

the 7-axis Coreinplex X7 graphite

blank of which features multi layer,

multi axis, Yoloy Taping System. All

these adds up to the making of a super

thin, super light, and fast vibration

transmitting blank (super sensitive)

with lots of power. Technology has defied

science.


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Power To

Manage

Brutes

We tested the Destroyer with snakeheads

(Channa striatus) and the muscle

within the destroyer’s blank is phenomenal.

With a backbone that stretches

to about 80% of the blank, it fights like

speedy Wing Chun (Kung Fu) master

but with the impact of a heavyweight

boxer. What I am trying to say here is

that it is superlight and fast yet has the

power to help fight the fish.


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Toying

With

Snakeheads

Every time the fish makes a dash, the

blank fights back recoiling or springing

back to its original position. This action

not only helps control the fish by

turning it away from snags. It also tires

the fish faster leaving you with plenty

of energy to fight your nest fish.


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Playing

With

Dragons

Snakeheads (Channa striatus) may not

have given the Destroyer the challenge

it seeks. Too easy as some would say.

To makes things a little more challenging

for the Destroyer, we had it fight

some sizable dragon groupers and the

Destroyer fought them with relative

ease.


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Power

To Win

Mind you, the Destroyer we tested is a

finesse rod rated at 6-14lb.However it

easily managed groupers ranging from

11lb (5kg) to 20lb (10kg). Needless

to say, the fight put on by the dragon

groupers are a lot harder than the

snakeheads but the Destroyer managed

them with relative ease.


Red

Drum

Landed

After playing with the dragon groupers

we decided to pit the Destroyer against

the hard fighting red drums (Sciaenops

ocellatus). Still the Destroyer soldiered

on and we landed a few of them ranging

from 5.5lb (2.2kg) to 9.5lb (4.3kg).

Pitting the Destroyer against the red

drums were a lot more fun and challenging.

Still the Destroyer ended up

the victor.


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Extension

Of

Nerves

Talking about sensitivity, The Destroyer

is super sensitive. Every bump

is clearly felt. It feels like the Destroyer

wants you to know everything. You

could probably feel the fish licking

your lure. It feels like an extension of

one’s nervous system.


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Under

Pressure

We normally bring rods back to our lab

for a lab test. Since this is a very expensive

rod belonging to a friend, we decided

to bring the lab to him and allow

him to participate in the test.

The Destroyer claims to be able to

manage up to 14lb of pressure with 6lb

at the tip. We tested this claim with a

pressure test and this lightweight rod

managed 14lb of pressure before the

line snapped. It could still go on but

since it passed the 14lb mark, we decided

to let it be.


Verdict

If you’re blessed with deep pockets,

willingness to spend, and you enjoy

most types of fishing, this rod is certainly

a rod worth considering. It is

very light, well balance, crazy sensitive,

and has a solid and strong backbone.

Since you’re willing to spend, I would

love to have one too.

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Test Drives

Abu Garcia Ares

Classical Elegance In A Moder

By Philemon Foo


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n Rod

Classical designs combined with

modern sportiness, the Abu Garcia

Ares looks elegant. If there

were to be a black tie event for

anglers and a fishing rod is a

compulsory partner, the Ares will

most certainly be walking proud.


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Black

On

Black

The Ares is dressed in various

shades of black from matte metallic

black blank to its piano black

reel seat with carbon fibre lock

hood. Breaking the flow of black

are its cork handles that adds

to its classic look. Silver lines

adorned certain sections of the

blank such as the guide windings

and areas of the winding checks.

All these give the Ares an air of

elegance.


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24 Ton

Graphite

The Ares comes with a forgiving

24 ton graphite blank that is not

too fragile and yet strong enough

to handle the brutes that we have

swimming about in our waters. It

has a backbone that stretches out

to about 70% of the rod giving it

good amounts of power.


Feeling

The Bumps

The Ares is a sensitive rod thanks

to its blank and little guides. It

sends vibrations to your hands via

its blank as you reel in your lure

and these vibrations reaches you

via the cork handle and the hole

beneath the Fuji ACS reel seat.


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Cork

Handles

Cork handles are great in terms

of sensitivity. They transmit vibrations

better than EVA and they

do look good especially with the

Ares’ classic design cues. Cork

is also lighter than EVA and most

other types of handles.


Rubber

Butt

Ending

At the butt of the Ares sits a piece

of rubber with the Royal Crest of

the Swedish Court sitting within

it. Using rubber here is great. As

anglers we tend to rest our rods

by standing it on its butt end and

leaning it against something like

a tree or a wall.

A rubber butt ending gives both

grip and durability of which

means your rod will not slip and

fall as with rods fitted with metal

butt endings. Rubber is a lot more

durable as compared to cork,

EVA, etc. Be it EVA, hypalon,

cork, or rubber, wear and tear

happens. Rubber makes the most

sense.

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Well

Balanced

When it comes to being balanced,

the Ares is well balanced with a

reel on it. Without the reel, it tips

to the front a little. Since we will

most certainly be using a fishing

reel and in this case a baitcasting

reel, the rod balances out very

well.


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SMG

System

Micro Guides and Semi Micro

Guides are the “in things” now.

They not only look good, they

also help with weight reduction,

casting accuracy, and sensitivity.

The only issue would be knots

knocking on the guides and thus

Abu Garcia settled with Semi

Micro Guides instead of Micro

Guides. Since the Ares is not a finesse

rod, Semi Micro Guides are

good.


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Casting

Ability

The Ares is a superb rod for power

casters or anglers that like to

cast hard. Its moderate tip allows

for power casting with the ability

to shoot lures good distances.

The Semi Micro Guides helps give

better distances too.

While casting was great, unfortunately

no fishes took our lures

but with such a backbone I can

safely say that the Ares has good

fish fighting qualities.


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Pressure

Test

The Ares in my hands is rated at

8lb-16lb. Running it through our

lb test meter keeping the butt at

a constant 45 degrees to the anchor,

we managed get closed to

18lb of pressure before the busting

the line. This means that the

Ares passed the pressure test

and it did well.


Verdict

The Abu Garcia Ares is a nice elegant

looking rod with a tough

blank. It also comes with Semi

Micro Guides of which adds to

casting accuracy, better sensitivity,

and to a certain extent, better

distance. It is a good rod worth

considering.

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Test Drives

Shimano Chrocarch CI

By Philemon Foo


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4+

Neat

Package

Shimano has been making really

good fishing reels for many years now

bouncing about lots of new technology

making some of their reels, especially

mid price range to brain exploding

priced reels, smoother, lighter, and

more efficient. The Shimano Chronarch

CI4+ is mid range (thank God).


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Badge

Of Honor

Not many reels in the market can boast

of having won a major honour. The

Chronarch CI4+ can as it is last year’s

winner in the Best Of Show Freshwater

Reel Class category and that does say

something. I know, that’s like a year

ago but still a winner.


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Plain

Design

When it comes to design language, the

Chronarch CI4+ looks plain with no

“killer” colours used, or chromed out

section, it doesn’t have carbon fibre layers

stealing glances, no sporty looking

cuts and holes, and to me it looks rather

plain except for the area where the

external cast control of the SVS Braking

System is made. However, its front

end does have an aggressive look.


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Cool Star And

Swept Handle

The Chronarch CI4+ comes with a cool

looking star drag with a front running

stance and to me it looks great. It also

comes with a swept handle to give better

balance. The handle bar comes with

two triangular holes of which helps

with weight saving and design.


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Light And

Smooth

The Chronarch CI4+ is like a lightweight

electric car. It is a very smooth

reel to cast with and the retrieving is

silk like with a connected feeling (not

vacuum like) which is great. Weight

wise, it certainly sits on the light weight

reel segment thank to its carbon composite

(CI4+) frame and side plates.


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SVS For

Easy Casting

The Chronarch CI4+ is smooth and

easy reel to cast with. Casting feels like

drops of water on Teflon. Then comes

the feeling as if it is being controlled by

some form of inhibiting force (somewhat

like the DC reels); a feeling dislike

by some and welcomed by some. This

could be the SVS Infinity Brake System

at work.


The SVS Infinity Brake System of

which is a centrifugal type brake uses

friction to control the spool. Abu Garcia

fans will be able to put one and one

together and link its likeness to that of

the Revo MGX reels with easy to adjust

external spool control and internal adjustments

at the spool (lock and unlock

for the Chrocarch CI4+).

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Precise

Adjustments

The SVS Infinity Brake System allows

for precision adjustments of which

makes casting in windy condition controllable.

Of course distance is hampered

should you decide to cast right

into a headwind.


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What A

Drag

The Chronarch CI4+ claims to have a

maximum drag of 11lb, unfortunately

this reel belongs to a friend and we do

not have permission to test it in our

lab thus we cannot confirm how far

it would go. But during our trip it did

well in managing dragon groupers and

a few of the hard fighting red drums.

That does say something about its capabilities.


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Verdict

The Shimano Chronarch CI4+ is a

value for money mid priced reel. It

is smooth, light, and very capable of

which allows you to cast comfortably

with good distances, and land most

brutes that decide to take your lure.

If you’re in the market for such a reel,

keep this in mind. One more thing, it is

made in Japan.


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Test Drives

Caught On Flex: Be

By Philemon Foo


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rkley Flex

When it comes to soft plastic baits, I

get really excited. I love fishing them.

They are not superior to other lures,

baits, or things that we usually use. I

just love how I can cast them into cover

and pull out fishes. Now, I have been

poisoned by Berkley with their Flex.


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Looks Like

Gummy

The Flex is not something made to look

exactly like a real fish. In fact if I threw

some of them on the floor of a supermarket

they would probably end up inside

the mouth of kids. They look like

candy. Do fish like candy? Beats me

but they sure do look a lot like gummy

candy.

We had with us the Flex Grub and the

Flex Shad of which comes in various

colours. These soft plastic lures come

with a roundish body that is ripped to

create vibrations in the water. As for

the tails we had with us the curly tail

or ribbon tail type and the paddle tail

type.


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Salty On The

Inside

The Flex is salty on the inside. I found

this out while biting one in half to fit a

small jig head while doing some fishing.

It tasted like seasoning, perhaps

for fish. Research done years ago found

that fishes love salt. They are attracted

to salt. So why salt on the inside instead

of the outside?


Perhaps this is to ensure that

the fish holds on to the bait longer.

This is the same reason

why Berkley Power Bait has

scent inside the bait instead of

outside. When the fish takes

a bite, scent instantly fills its

mouth thus putting thoughts

into the fish’s mind about a

lovely snack. It decides to hold

on and you get to strike and

play the fish.

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Soft Yet

Sturdier

It is not easy getting soft baits to be soft

enough to swim sexily and yet remain

sturdy (not breaking easily). Berkley

has gone through a long process of

Research and Development along the

years and the Flex is the answer. It is

soft and sexy yet sturdy enough. We

tested them on snakeheads, barramundis,

and groupers, and yes, they survived.


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On The

Take

So how effective are they? We tested

them at a commercial saltwater pond

and they enticed groupers and barramundis

quite easily. The trick was to

drag the Flex at the bottom of the pond

at slow speeds. They are effective for

both barramundis and groupers.


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Fishes Just

Love Them

We also tested them out at a freshwater

pond and they were a hit with the

snakeheads. We caught a good number

of snakeheads; competing with a family

of monitor lizards that were out looking

for food. We landed a few and got

lots of hits. The trick was to reel in at a

moderate speed.


The

Unfortunate

News

While the Berkley Flex is effective at

catching fish, you may not be able to

find them in stores at certain markets

(Malaysia and Singapore included).

But patience is a virtue. Knock on their

Facebook wall, send them some emails,

tell them to bring the Flex in, and hope

they comply.


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Verdict

The Berkley Flex is effective and has

been catching fish thus far. They are

sturdier and yet soft enough to give

that sexy swim, two features soft bait

users have always wanted. The sad

thing is that they are not available in

some markets as of now.


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Test Drives

Viper Stiletto Jig

By Philemon Foo


Recently we tested some fishing products

at the waters of Pulau Pemanggil

(Pemanggil Island) on the east coast of

the Malaysian Peninsular. Amongst those

tested on this trip are the Viper Stiletto

Jigs.

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Fast

Dropping

Should you want your jigs to

reach a certain level fast; the Viper

Stiletto Jigs can most certainly

do the job. These fast dropping

metal bullets gets you to depths

fast allowing you to focus jigging

at your preferred depth faster.

Their elongated teardrop shaped

allows them to do just that.


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Appealing

And Tough

The Viper Stiletto Jigs are shiny

and the ones that I like look like

anchovies with the shiny blue

top section and silver body. All

the other colours shine too and

they do look appealing. They are

also tough being able to withstand

a good amount of bashing.


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Not Much

Action But

They Work

The Stiletto does not flutter. It

does not have much action. In

fact all it does is to hit the bottom

fast. All these add up to

what some say makes a less attractive

jig. Maybe... I thought so

too. But they work. On this trip I

learnt something too.


Distance

Flier

Being in the shape they are designed

with, they cast really far.

They are like bullets after with a

streamlined wind slicing shape.

Being able to get distance gave it

points while others were unable

to reach. Casting to feeding frenzied

tongkol (tune species) registered

hits and made for good

photos.


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First To The

Bottom

Wins

Dropping fast without fan fare has

benefits too. Our two deckhands were

having fun challenging each other on a

little contest to see who could land the

most fish. The water was relatively deep

and clear. It was like looking down into

and aquarium. The winner of their little

contest won because his jig got to the

fish faster than the other deckhand’s

did.


Verdict

The Viper Stiletto Jig doesn’t

have much of an action but it

drops fast. It can also be cast further

than jigs of similar weight

but with a different profile. A

superb jig when you need such

qualities. There are indeed jigs

for different types of jigging /

fishing, and conditions.

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Test Drives

Zenith The Monster 1

Fluorocarbon Leader

By Philemon Foo


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00%

Fluorocarbon lines have been around

for some time with more anglers using

them. Personally I use only fluorocarbon

leaders (unless I have a reason not

to) on all my fishing trips. Recently I

tested out Zenith’s 100% fluorocarbon

leader called The Monster.

The Monster Fluorocarbon leader is

a moderately stiff leader with some

stretch. Its light refraction qualities is

also good standing about the same level

as more famous fluorocarbon leaders

available in the market currently, which

means that it visibility underwater is

good.


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Underwater

Visibility

Test

We tested The Monster against a few

100% fluorocarbon leaders of the same

poundage that are currently available in

the market and we found that its visibility

rate is very close to some of the

more famous brands.

We then tested The Monster against

monofilament leader lines of the same

poundage. It is a known fact that normal

monofilament leaders are more

visible underwater as compared to fluorocarbon

leaders and in this test the

visibility rate between the two is certainly

high with the monofilament being

a lot more visible.


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Break

Strength

Test

The Monster 100% fluorocarbon leader

we have is rated 30lb. We put it through

a pressure test to see how well it does.

Out of 5 tests The Monster averages a

break strength of 31lb of which is above

its 30lb rating.


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Field Test

I used The Monster while doing some

tests at a saltwater pond and it proved

its worth. Low visibility is indeed a benefit

as I landed quite a few barramundis

on one trip and on another trip to another

pond it was dragon groupers.


Verdict

The Monster 100% Fluorocarbon

Leader is a pretty good line with good

invisibility rate that is close to those of

more famous and proven fluorocarbon

leaders in the market. It is moderately

stiff and has some stretch. I am not

sure how much it retails for but if these

qualities are what you are looking for

then do give The Monster a try.

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Test Drives

Trinity Saltwater Tre

By Philemon Foo


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ble Hooks

We have thus far not “test driven” any

treble hooks since starting The Asian

Angler magazine back in October

2012. This is our first treble hook test;

the Trinity Saltwater Treble Hooks by

Maruto.


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Semi

Barbless

The Trinity Saltwater Treble Hooks

tested are the semi barbless SCC+CP

model. There are some benefits to these

hooks. For starters they are legal in any

state, lakes, and ponds that have laws

against barbed hooks. Another benefit

is that do provide some grip as there

are ribs in place of the barb at the hook

point.


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Sharpness

Test

Sliding the hook on a plastic surface

such as a plastic spoon proves just

how sharp these hooks are. The Trinity

Saltwater Treble Hooks latch onto

the surface of the plastic spoons pretty

easily. This shows just how sharp the

hook points are. Don’t mess with them.

Things can get messy.


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Saltwater

Test

Being saltwater graded hooks we drown

them in saltwater for slightly over 24

hours to see if they stood up to the corrosive

nature of such an acidic environment.

They did. No rusty were spotted

on them despite being left in saltwater

for that long.


Lab Test Trinity

Saltwater Hook

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We also wanted to see if its performance

diminished after the saltwater

torture test. This simply means that we

want to know if it retained its sharpness

after spending over 24 hours in saltwater.

Sliding it through the plastic spoon

proved that it remained sharp. Watch

the video of the test done.


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How Long

Before

They

Rust?

Now we want to know how long they

would last in a salty environment before

rust starts to set in. This time we

decided to just leave them in the saltwater

until we see rust. This will give

us a pretty good indication of how long

they will last in a salty environment. Yet

as of this time of writing the hook has

not rusted. We will report our finding

in the next issue.


Verdict

The Trinity Saltwater Treble Hook

SCC+CP are really sharp hooks. They

can withstand harsh saltwater environments.

As of now we want to see just

how long they would remain rust free

in saltwater. Really quite amazing.

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Knowledge Wise

Understanding Fishing Rods Part 15

Rod Handles - Cork

By Philemon Foo


In past issues we covered EVA handles

and hypalon handles. We discussed the

benefits and disadvantages of both handles

as well as their characteristics and for

the types of rods that they are most suited

to. In this issue we will take a look at cork

handles, another commonly used handle.

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Natural And

Synthetic

Just in case you didn’t know, not

all cork handles you see on fishing

rods are natural cork. There

are also rod handles made out of

rubber or EVA that look cork like.

We will discuss natural cork in

this issue.

The rod handle at the top is made of

sythetic cork or which is rubber.


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Natural

Cork

Cork is a natural substance that

comes from certain trees (Cork

Oak). It is a buoyant, light, and

a fire retardant material (I don’t

recommend that you burn your

rod handle to see if this claim is

true) used for many other things

including fishing rod handles.

The top part of this handle is made of EVA

to look like cork.


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Benefits Of

Cork

Being a natural substance and

looking the way they look, cork

do add to the aesthetics of a fishing

rod giving them a classical

look. There are other benefits as

well other than for aesthetic reasons.

These benefits are:

Lightweight

Cork is amongst the lighter materials

used as rod handles. They

weigh lesser than EVA and a

lot lesser that hypalon. Being a

lightweight material cork handles

are often chosen as the material

of choice for light weight rods.


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Better

Sensitivity

Cork transmits vibrations better

than EVA. Using cork handles on

fishing rods adds to the sensitivity

level of a rod thus adding plus

points or advantage to a rod.

Sensitivity is an important factor

especially those fishing drop

shot style, or those using soft

plastic baits, and diving lures.

This dropshot rod has an amplifier built it.

It is a super sensitive rod and every component

used on this rod is for one objective;

super sensitivity.


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Less

Slippery

Cork ranks amongst the least

slippery of rod handles in the

market. With better grip also

comes better confidence when

fishing. Needless to say that cork

handles that have been coated

with epoxy loses out on this benefit.


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Retains

Heat

Should you be fishing in cold

weather, a rod handle made of

cork would be your choice. Cork

retains heat better than EVA and

hypalon. This adds to the comfort

of your fishing. Being in

warmer climates you do not have

to worry about them over heating

(just in case that came to mind).

* Photo courtesy of Pure Fishing


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Disadvantages

Of Cork

Handles

There are disadvantages as well

as it can also help a rod fail aesthetically

with the wrong colour

coordination or colour scheme.

Some rod cosmetics will just not

go well with cork handles. There

are disadvantages such as:


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Drying Up

And Cracking

Cork being a natural substance

will dry up and crack, more so if

lower quality cork is used. Just

like how the cork used to secure

wine in bottles do dry and crack

over time. There are ways to

maintain your fishing rod’s cork

handle in good condition. We will

discuss this in a few pages.


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Insect

Cookie

Certain insects get excited when

they see cork and call for a party.

Termites and cockroaches especially

love eating them. Cork is

softer than wood and with bait

slime, fish slime, and a host of

added flavours, cork handles are

indeed an appealing cookie.


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Fragile

Cork handles are more fragile

as compared to EVA and hypalon

handles. This is one of the

reasons why cork handles are

seldom used on boat rods that

will be placed in rod holders. The

pressure of a running fish can

easily damaged the cork handles.


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Discoloration

Cork handles tend to become

discoloured turning darker the

more it is used. Some can argue

that such cork handles are

seasoned but in reality they turn

dark because of dirt as well as

moisture. When this happens the

aesthetics of the rod takes a dip.


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Caring For

Your Cork

Handles

There are anglers who have the

cork handles of their rods varnished.

Some even go to the extent

of coating them with epoxy.

This is done to protect the cork

from damage but by doing so,

some of the benefits of using

cork as a rod handle vanishes.


Wash Them

After Each Trip

Caring for one’s fishing tackle includes

washing them after every

trip. The same should be done

for cork handles. They can be

washed with a bit of soap to remove

any slime or grime that has

gone on it. They can be scrubbed

lightly with a soft brush to remove

dirt. Washing them also

makes them a less attractive

cookie to insects.


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Protect Them

From Drying

Up

There are a couple of oil brands

that can use on cork handles.

However some may give a slight

oily feel. One that is recommended

is Tru-Oil which does not

leave a sleek feel if used properly.

Oiling cork handles also gives

them a slight shine highlighting

its natural grains of which add to

the rod’s aesthetics as well.


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Remove

Plastic Wraps

One very important thing is to

remove the plastic wraps that are

used to protect cork handles during

transportation and display.

Fishing with them on actually

feels horrible and they also allow

water from the lake or pond

(where one fishes) to stay longer.

Bacteria growth takes place

and mould could grow as such

waters are home to these microscopic

creatures.


Conclusion

Cork handles are good handles

but they may not be suitable for

every fishing rod. They are more

fragile as compared to EVA and

hypalon handles (as well as synthetic

cork handles) but they

have benefits that make them

good handles to use. However,

they do need extra care and with

TLC given, they will last and

serve you well.

* Photo courtesy of Pure Fishing

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Skill Enhancers

Coarse Fishing Basics

-Terminologies-

By Tengku Izzudin ‘The Guvnor’

Taking a step back from my article on feeder fishing

last month, let’s look at a bit more on the definitions

and also the terminologies of coarse fishing. One

might be able to browse online for many coarse fishing

articles but might get swarmed with strange jargon.

So let’s try to decode them a bit.

Coarse Fishing

The English definition for coarse fishing would be the

pursuit of freshwater fish (or coarse fish) with rod and

line excluding that of trout and salmon (or game fish).

The more popular coarse fish species include roach

(rutilus rutilus), bream (abramis brama), perch (perca

fluviatilis), tench (tinca tinca), barbel (barbus barbus),

chub (Squalius cephalus), and the carp family (crucian,

common, linear, leather). Of course European

fish are very different from our local species hence the

techniques and tackle used are somewhat different.

The normal coarse fishing techniques are basically

float and bottom fishing, but the similarity with our local

fishing almost ends there.


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A general statement if I may say so, is coarse fishing

tend to be more refined, using much lighter lines

(10ozs sometimes!), small hooks (down to a size 24)

and sensitive floats and rods with an idea to be more

accurate and technical in their feeding and approach

to catching fish.

Coarse anglers target as many fish as possible to

build up a good total weight from the same species

or a variety of species so a lot depends on getting the

methods just right to keep the bites coming.

Match Fishing

Its basically coarse fishing but done in a competitive

manner much like a sport. Anglers pit their skills

against the fish and against each other. There are

several formats utilized, either individual, in pairs and

also in a team. The matches too can cover several

days and there are league tables set up. The Irish angling

festival are an example of matches that attract a

lot of anglers, as with Fishomania and Parkdean Masters

in the UK, some with big payouts too! Hey, they

take their match fishing seriously!


195


The governing body for international competitions is

the Confédération Internationale de la Peche Sportive

(C.I.P.S.), and their 2 day Angling World Championships

is a team event, attracting some of the best

freshwater anglers in the world.

The winners are based on total catch weight instead

of a heaviest single fish. So even regularly catching

small fish will quickly build up your total weight.

As with any sport, you can bet they’ll be the added

pressure and stress during a match!

Pleasure Fishing

As the term indicates, it’s just a leisurely session of

coarse fishing, sometimes not really thinking of catching

loads of fish to compete but really to perhaps enjoy

the outdoors, test out some new tackle and baits

but catching well during a pleasure fishing session is

always a welcomed thing.


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Specimen Fishing

A ‘specimen’ is not a fish species, rather the term is to

indicate the pursuit of big fish specimens, or even a

record breaking fish.

Specimen hunters regularly seek out waters where

they are certain that such big fish exists, and some

target only a specific fish, even returning to the same

spot the following year, confident in the fact that the

fish they are after have grown heavier over the past

year.

Carp is a popular target species in Europe, so much

so that dedicated carp tackle, baits, fishing methods

and rigs are specifically developed to target these

huge fish in waters dedicated for carp fishing only.

These hardcore carp anglers dedicate their lives for

that record carp! The bigger specimens are even

named (such as Clarissa and Two Tone) and identified

based on their markings.


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Spinning

It’s not the head that’s doing the spinning but it’s a

term equal to that of lure fishing. Not much can be

said here as I must say that our lure fishing tackle and

expertise are much better than the Europeans!

Hope this has helped a bit, there is such abundance

of information online now sometimes we don’t know

where to start. But as in any sport, getting the basics

right should always be a priority.

Don’t forget to join us in our Coarse Fishing Masterclass

on the 17th of August! For details check out

Coarse Fishing Malaysia page on Facebook. Till then,

tight lines!


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Get Your Kids Fish

Junior Anglers

An Initiative By The Asian Angler Magazine

Fishing is a very healthy sport.

As anglers we enjoy fresh air, we

experience nature, we improve

our analytical skills, we absorb

vitamins from the sun, we expend

our minds, we learn about the

environment, etc.

There are so many benefits to

fishing and we should reduce our

kids addiction to video games,

computer games, playing with

mobile devices, etc. We should get

them to interact more with our

environment and teach them a

thing or two about life and living

life.

With this in mind we hope to

encourage you to take your kid(s)

fishing and have dedicated a section

of our magazine to Junior

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* Picture courtesy of Pure Fishing

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My Holiday Adven

By Amirul Irfan

For the past holiday I spent five

days in my hometown. I come

from Penang, which is a fishing

heaven to me. There are freshwater,

estuary, and saltwater fishing

areas which can offer some great

fishing. Unfortunately, I had lim-


tures

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I did go out for a quick session in

the morning, but it didn’t produce

anything. I packed some gear for

striped snakehead hunting and

went to my favouritespot. The

spot was dried up. I didn’t give

up, so in the evening I came back

and went through some bushes

searching for water. Found some

small ponds but all were mostly

shallow, with only Gouramis

and Climbing Perch swimming

around.


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On Wednesday, I decided to stop

and fish at a lake in Perak with

my family. We were hunting for

peacock bass and sebarau. Forecasted

bad weather didn’t stop us

from fishing. Heavy rains which

poured for a few minutes didn’t

affect our fishing too. Surface

activity was visible, but the heavy

weeds deterred our efforts. Seeing

schools of sebaraus splashing

around is a real eye candy.


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My younger brothers tried to

hook some small fish under the

jetty, using bread as bait. Only

one was hooked, while the rest

dropped back down shortly after

being hooked. There were lots of

baitfish around the jetty. These

baitfish are a great source of food


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We went back home from the lake and

took our need to fish straight to a river

near home the next day. I haven’t fished

this stretch of river for a few months,

but the sweet memories made here are

still fresh in my mind. Despite being

a pressured area since it’s just beside a

road, the fish population here seems to

be good. Heavy rains, murky water, and

the loads of trash made fishing here a bit

tough.


213


The weapons I used… These 4 gram

spoons performed greatly with their

original single hooks. Adding a feather/

treble hook really messed the action.

The barbless spoons on this hook help

with a quick and easy catch and release.

I read this somewhere, on the internet…

when fishing pressured waters, always

down size. This proved to be successful.

7 gram spoons didn’t get much attention

from fish, but on these small spoons, we

had 2-3 sebaraus trying to whack it despite

the murky water conditions.


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We had a few hits and misses, but my

dad told me and my younger brothers

to keep on trying. Repeated casts

produced this 24cm sebarau for me.

It’s not big, but it’s a personal record.

For this stretch of river I can say this

is a decent fish and it put up a tough

fight.


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Using micro light tackle really maximized

the satisfaction of fighting

the fish. I was using the penfishingrods.com

Goliath rod and the

penfishingreels.com FD100AA reel,

they performed great and I am very

pleased. This sebarau didn’t give me

much hope of landing it though.

They’re called freshwater wolves

for a reason. It made fast runs into

snags and into weeds but I managed

to land it in the heavy rain.


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After a few hit and runs, this was

the only fish hooked and landed.

The barbless hook tucked in nicely

at the corner of its mouth. These

barbless hooks are a challenge the

angler, but at the same time they

are good for catch and release fishing.


221


After a few pictures I revived this fish

for a few minutes. It regained strength

and returned to its habitat, ready to

fight another day. Please practice catch

and release fishing, especially in pressured

spots.


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We came again the next day, also losing

a few fish due to the barbless hooks. The

water was even murkier and faster. We

were fishing blind, not knowing where

the snags are. We lost a few spoons, but

it’s worth it. My dad hooked a fish on his

last cast. This sebarau is my dad’s first

sebarau on lure. After some photos this

fish was released safely to grow bigger

and badder, hopefully.


225


The barbless hook tucked perfectly at

the corner of the mouth again. This fish

hit the spoon near a log, where a few

spoons have become precious jewellery

for the fishy residents.


227


A family photo. My dad is in the blue

shirt, hidden behind my younger brother,

also wearing a blue shirt. My dad

broke his rod shortly after this photo, as

he was trying to free his snagged lure.

The lure came back but the rod was a

total loss. The rod has been used for

more than a year, pulling all sorts of fish

including stingrays. My dad bought it

from a booth at the 2013 Angling and

Outdoor Recreational Fair. This picture

marks the end of the article, so happy

fishing and tight lines everyone.


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“Fireline is my ”Go to” line for trolling crankbaits

on structure. It is durable-for those rocky, snaggy,

“Fireline zebra mussel is my situations. ”Go to” line It has for no trolling stretch, crankbaits so I can

monitor structure. the lure It is for durable-for debris and those bites, rocky, and it snaggy, is thin

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monitor I’ll show the you lure fish!”

for debris and bites, and it is thin

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on structure. It is durable-for those rocky, snagg

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Featuring

ABU GARCIA REVO MGXTREME

Weighing in at just 4.9oz – a full .5 ounces lighter than the ultra-lightweight MGX – the

MGXtreme continues the Revo legacy by pushing the limits of what is possible with design

and engineering. Equipped with a 10 bearing system, the MGXtreme starts with seven

stainless steel HPCR bearings + one roller bearing for increased corrosion protection.

The addition of two CeramiLite hybrid ceramic spool bearings results in ultimate distance

with effortless handling and control throughout the cast.

THE ABU ADVANTAGE:

• 10 Bearing System

• 7 stainless steel HPCR bearings + 1 roller bearing

• 2 additional CeramiLite Spool Bearings provide improved casting performance

• One piece X-Mag alloy frame provides a super light yet extremely strong frame

• Carbon Matrix drag system provides smooth, consistent drag pressure across the entire drag range

• C6 carbon sideplates provide significant weight reduction without sacrificing strength and durability

• IVCB-IV (Infinitely Variable Centrifugal Brake) gives very precise brake adjustments allowing

anglers to easily cast a wide variety of baits

• Infini II spool design for extended castability and extreme loads

• Compact bent carbon handle provides a more ergonomic design that is extremely lightweight

• Round EVA knobs provide improved grip for improved cranking power

• Aircraft grade aluminum main gear provides weight reduction without sacrificing durability

• Titanium coated line guide reduces friction and improves durability

• Recessed reel foot allows for a more ergonomic reel design

• Lube port for easy access maintenance

MONO BRAID MAX GEAR INCHES HAND

MODEL # SAP # CAPACITY CAPACITY DRAG RATIO PER TURN WEIGHT BEARINGS RETRIEVE

REVOMGXTREME 1292536 Box 12 lb/115 yd 30 lb/110 yd 12 lb 7.1:1 28 4.9 oz 10 Right

REVOMGXTREME-L 1311898 Box 12 lb/115 yd 30 lb/110 yd 12 lb 7.1:1 28 4.9 oz 10 Left


ABU GARCIA REVO PREMIER

The Revo Premier features a lighter, more compact design that crosses the sub six ounce barrier

by utilizing advanced materials that includes C6 Carbon sideplates and an upgraded carbon fiber

handle. The wider spool further improves casting performance without increasing the overall

width of the reel. The IVCB-IV Braking System, also used in the MGXtreme and MGX, delivers

precise control, whether casting heavy jigs or lightweight finesse baits.

THE ABU ADVANTAGE:

• 10 stainless steel HPCR TM bearings + 1 roller bearing provides increased corrosion protection

• X 2 -Cräftic TM alloy frame for increased corrosion resistance

• C6 carbon sideplates provide significant weight reduction without sacrificing strength and durability

• Carbon Matrix TM drag system provides smooth, consistent drag pressure across the entire drag range

• D2 Gear Design TM provides a more efficient gear system while improving gear durability

• IVCB-IV TM (Infinitely Variable Centrifugal Brake) gives very precise brake adjustments

allowing anglers to easily cast a wide variety of baits

• Infini II TM spool design for extended castability and extreme loads

• Compact bent carbon handle provides a more ergonomic design

that is extremely lightweight

• Flat EVA knobs provide greater comfort and durability

• Titanium coated line guide reduces friction

and improves durability

MONO BRAID MAX GEAR INCHES HAND

MODEL # SAP # CAPACITY CAPACITY DRAG RATIO PER TURN WEIGHT BEARINGS RETRIEVE

RVO3 PRM 1264553 Box 12 lb/145 yd 30 lb/140yd 20 lb 6.4:1 26 5.85 oz 11 Right

RVO3 PRM-L 1264554 Box 12 lb/145 yd 30 lb/140yd 20 lb 6.4:1 26 5.85 oz 11 Left

RVO3 PRM-HS 1264555 Box 12 lb/145 yd 30 lb/140yd 20 lb 7.1:1 29 5.85 oz 11 Right

For more information please visit www.purefishingmalaysia.com

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ABU GARCIA REVO INSHORE

THE TOUGHEST SALTWATER LOW PROFILE

Designed with the inshore angler in mind, the Revo Inshore features an improved X2-Cräftic

frame for added corrosion protection and HPCR bearings that provide maximum protection

under the harshest conditions. Featuring an extended handle with large EVA knobs, the Revo

Inshore provides improved grip for added comfort with fighting large inshore species.

THE ABU ADVANTAGE:

• 6 stainless steel HPCR bearings + 1 roller bearing provides increased

corrosion protection

TM

• X 2 -Cräftic alloy frame for increased corrosion resistance

TM

• D2 Gear Design provides a more efficient gear system while improving gear durability

TM

• Carbon Matrix drag system provides smooth, consistent

drag pressure across the entire drag range

• Pitch centrifugal brake system

• C6 carbon sideplates provide significant weight reduction without

sacrificing strength and durability

• Extended bent handle for increased cranking power

• Large EVA knobs provide improved grip

• Dual anti reverse provides additional backup for high

pressure situations

MONO BRAID MAX GEAR INCHES HAND

MODEL # SAP # CAPACITY CAPACITY DRAG RATIO PER TURN WEIGHT BEARINGS RETRIEVE

RVO3 INS 1336738 Box 12 lb/175 yd 30 lb/160 yd 15 lb 6.4:1 27.5 8.8 oz 7 Left


ABU GARCIA ORRA SX2

THE PERFECT BLEND OF PERFORMANCE AND STYLE

Inspired by the Revo lineup, the Orra SX delivers proven performance and durability in a compact

package. Advanced engineering and precision components make this reel the perfect choice for

anglers that demand the best from their equipment.

THE ABU ADVANTAGE:

• 7 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing provides smooth operation

• X-Cräftic alloy frame for increased corrosion resistance

• Graphite sideplates

• Power Disk drag system gives smooth drag performance

• MagTrax brake system gives consistent brake pressure throughout the cast

• Compact bent handle and star provide a more ergonomic design

• Duragear brass gear for extended gear life

MONO BRAID MAX GEAR INCHES HAND

MODEL # SAP # CAPACITY CAPACITY DRAG RATIO PER TURN WEIGHT BEARINGS RETRIEVE

ORRA2SX 1292530 Box 12 lb/145 yd 30 lb/140yd 15 lb 6.4:1 26 7.3 oz 8 Right

ORRA2SX-L 1292531 Box 12 lb/145 yd 30 lb/140yd 15 lb 6.4:1 26 7.3 oz 8 Left

ORRA2SX-HS 1292532 Box 12 lb/145 yd 30 lb/140yd 15 lb 7.1:1 29 7.3 oz 8 Right

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Trinity R-1 Treble Ho


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oks

The Trinity R-1 Treble Hooks are tough, sharp, and

strong hooks made with 120 years of quality from Japan.

Each hook is well measured to 120 degrees off each other

for better hook up rates.

Sizes: 1, 2, 6, 8

For more information please contact Sea Tackle at Tel:

+603 7875 9888 Email: info@ofmer.net


Featuring

ODZ Carolina Snaps


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ODZ Carolina Snaps are super tough snaps that are

made in Japan. The swivels are made smooth giving optimum

performance.

For more information please contact Sea Tackle at Tel:

+603 7875 9888 Email: info@ofmer.net


Featuring

ODZ SW Grade Split


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And Solid Rings

The ODZ SW Grade Split and Solid Rings are super

tough rings made to withstand saltwater environments.

They are strong and will give you countless hours of confident

fishing.

Sizes: S, M, L

For more information please contact Sea Tackle at Tel:

+603 7875 9888 Email: info@ofmer.net


Featuring

ODZ Snaps


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The ODZ Snaps are super strong snaps made to take on

brutes. They are built tough and can withstand saltwater

as well as freshwater fishing.

Size: S, M, L, LL

For more information please contact Sea Tackle at Tel:

+603 7875 9888 Email: info@ofmer.net


Featuring

Kawasemi Chinu Ho


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ok

Kawasemi Chinu Hooks are strong hooks that can manage

the abuse of strong fish. These high carbon hooks

are super sharp and will easily penetrate the meat of the

fish ensuring a secure hook up.

# Made in Japan

# High carbon chinu hook

# size: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

For more information please call Brilliant Tackle Sdn. Bhd. at:

No. 27, Jalan IMJ 4,

Taman Perindustrian Malim Jaya,

75250 Melaka,

Malaysia.

Tel: +606-334 4555 Fax: +606 336 2211

Mobile: +6012 631 3561 (Whatsapp available)

Email: enquiry@brilliant-tackle.com

Website: http://www.brilliant-tackle.com/

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Featuring

Sunpro Mixline


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Sunpro Mixline is a unique line that is super strong and

has multipurpose usage. They can be used to secure fish

holders, and other fishing accessories. They can also be

used as heavy duty lines.

# Size: 20lb, 30lb, 50lb, 80lb, 100lb, 130lb, 150lb, 180lb,

230lb

# Spool size: 125 meter, 200 meter, 600 meter, 1000 meter

For more information please call Brilliant Tackle Sdn. Bhd. at:

No. 27, Jalan IMJ 4,

Taman Perindustrian Malim Jaya,

75250 Melaka,

Malaysia.

Tel: +606-334 4555 Fax: +606 336 2211

Mobile: +6012 631 3561 (Whatsapp available)

Email: enquiry@brilliant-tackle.com

Website: http://www.brilliant-tackle.com/

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Featuring

VFOX EVA Knob


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VFOX EVA Knobs adds comfort to your reel. They are

lightweight and they look good. The VFOX EVA Knob

is also tough and strong and can be easily installed on

most reels.

# EVA Knob comes with stainless steel shaft, bearings,

allen key.

For more information please call Brilliant Tackle Sdn. Bhd. at:

No. 27, Jalan IMJ 4,

Taman Perindustrian Malim Jaya,

75250 Melaka,

Malaysia.

Tel: +606-334 4555 Fax: +606 336 2211

Mobile: +6012 631 3561 (Whatsapp available)

Email: enquiry@brilliant-tackle.com

Website: http://www.brilliant-tackle.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brilliant.tackle


Featuring

VFOX Rod Bag VB-8


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472

When it comes to the protection of your fishing tackle,

VFOX makes it an objective to keep your tackle safe.

The VFOX Rod Bag VB-8472 is made to do just that. Its

tougher frame is made to protect rods expecially during

transportation. It also has a tough flat bottom to allow it to

stand.

# Size: 135cm, 145cm

# Color: Yellow, Red

# Fit 2 to 4 set of rods

For more information please call Brilliant Tackle Sdn. Bhd. at:

No. 27, Jalan IMJ 4,

Taman Perindustrian Malim Jaya,

75250 Melaka,

Malaysia.

Tel: +606-334 4555 Fax: +606 336 2211

Mobile: +6012 631 3561 (Whatsapp available)

Email: enquiry@brilliant-tackle.com

Website: http://www.brilliant-tackle.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brilliant.tackle


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VFOX T-Shirt


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Walk out and fish in style with VFOX T-shirts. These stylish

t-shirts not only look good. They are comfortable too.

Avaiable in gold prints and silver prints.

sizes: M, L, XL, XXL

For more information please call Brilliant Tackle Sdn. Bhd. at:

No. 27, Jalan IMJ 4,

Taman Perindustrian Malim Jaya,

75250 Melaka,

Malaysia.

Tel: +606-334 4555 Fax: +606 336 2211

Mobile: +6012 631 3561 (Whatsapp available)

Email: enquiry@brilliant-tackle.com

Website: http://www.brilliant-tackle.com/

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Featuring

Rod Ford SR Swivel


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The Rod Ford SR Swivel is made for off shore micro jigging.

They are made using stainless steel of which is

able to withstand the corrosive nature of saltwater. The

Rod Ford SR Swivels are made tough and strong with

the ability to manage battles with large predator fishes.

For added strength and security, the Rod Ford SR Swivels

comes with solid rings that will not open up as normal

rings sometimes do especially during battle with a large

predator.

Size: 4 & 7

Test: 45kg & 25kg

For more information please contact:

MGFA (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Tel: 607-861 9289

Fax: 607-863 2189

Email: info@mgfanglers.com


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Rampage Standup J


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ig Head

Rod Ford produces the perfect hard-bottom

fishing stand up jig that features a strong

Mustad 2X carbon hook. A spring on the

head holds plastic without tearing giving a

better presentation, more casts and more

mileage out of your plastics. Be a pro. Fish

Rod Ford.

Size Available: 3.5grams, 7grams, 10grams,

14grams.

For more information please contact:

MGFA (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Tel: 607-861 9289

Fax: 607-863 2189

Email: info@mgfanglers.com


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Rod Ford LOLIGOS


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If life squid is the ultimate bait for sea fishing as what

all saltwater anglers swear by; Rod Ford Loligos should

make the ultimate metal bait for micro jigging and shore

casting. 15gms in weight, the LOLIGOS flashes in daylight

with its reflective laser sticker front and back body

and glow in luminous green under dark conditions. The

LOLIGOS slightly protruded fins imparts a irresistible

swimming that provokes strike without fail. Either reel it

in or let sink and jig it up. Highly effective for “Cencaru

Kuda”.

Color Avalible: Green, Blue, Pink, Silver & Black.

For more information please contact:

MGFA (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Tel: 607-861 9289

Fax: 607-863 2189

Email: info@mgfanglers.com


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Viper Hyper Braid (C


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rimson Orange)

Made tough and lasting with Polyethylene, Viper Hyper

Braid is the champion in the lower entry range of super

braid in the market. Braiding 8 strands of 100% PE fiber

and, it boasts incredible knot strength and has high

fray resistance characteristic. This super line has only

3% stretch giving you more powerful hook sets and enhanced

sensitivity. Viper Hyper Braid reign supreme in

both freshwater and in the deep blue as anglers have

pitted it against the dirty fighting snake heads and challenge

speeding sailfish with triumph. Truly value for money,

Viper Hyper Braid is made for hardcore anglers that

re-spool frequently.

Available line pound: 10lb, 20lb, 30lb, 40lb, 50lb, 60lb,

80lb & 100lb.

For more information please contact:

MGFA (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Tel: 607-861 9289

Fax: 607-863 2189

Email: info@mgfanglers.com


Featuring

VIPER STILETTO


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The Viper Stiletto are minnow shaped metal jigs with irresistible

swimming action. You can slice them through

water in blazing speed without them jumping out. Very

suitable for all fishing conditions esp if fishing in shallower

waters. Made for light jigging, both saltwater and

freshwater and also chasing predators from the shore,

rocks or boat.

Comes in 5 different sizes ranging from 9G, 12G, 16G,

20G & 40G and 6 different highly effective colours for our

local sea.

For more information please contact:

MGFA (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Tel: 607-861 9289

Fax: 607-863 2189

Email: info@mgfanglers.com


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