The Asian Angler - Issue #057 Digital Issue - Malaysia Edition

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The Asian Angler

Issue 57

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Contents Click To Go Directly To Article

Abu Garcia

Fantasista Aurora

Osprey

FARPOINT And

Page: 12

Abu Garcia’s

New Toys 2018

FAIRVIEW SERIES

Page: 198

Pflueger

Supreme XT

Page: 68

Oakley Gascan

Page: 24

Decoy Splitrings

Medium Class

Page: 34

Decoy

Plus Guard

VJ-75

Cyberview

Resort & Spa

Cyberjaya

Page: 130

GoPro Hero6

Page: 180

Page: 200

EASYBREATH

SURFACE

SNORKELLING

MASK

Page: 202

Salomon

OUTPATH GTX®

Page: 56

Page: 204


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Abu Garcia

Bruiser Rod

Berkley Snap

Jigs

Page: 218

Abu Garcia

Page: 206

Suveran Rod

Berkley®

PowerBait® Pro

Grub

Page: 222

Page: 210

Berkley

Basspetrol Rod

Page: 214


Test Drives The Asian Angler

The Abu Garcia

Fantasista

Aurora

Testing Grounds: Barramundi Pond, Jugra

Series: Fantasista Aurora

Model: FAS601ML

Opponents: Barramundi


A bu Garcia has this series of rods that I love;

the Fantasista series. Soon to come is the all new

Fantasista Aurora. Fans of Abu Garcia will remember

a reel called the Abu Garcia Revo Aurora, a

beautiful reel designed by Abu Garcia’s Japanese

product team years ago. Lovely.

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Combination Of Two Greats

The Fantasista Aurora is a combination of both using

the strength, lightweightness, sensitivity, and

feel of the Fantasista rods, and the beautiful colours

of the Revo Aurora reel. Combining both of

them brings about a very beautiful rod that fishes

really well; like a well designed exotic super car,

the kind of car you go to when you get bored of the

Ferrari.


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Well Balanced

The Fantasista Aurora is a very well balanced rod.

It is lightweight and goes well with light weight

reels. I tested the rod with my favourite spinning

reel, the Pflueger Patriarch. It was certainly a

match made in heaven.


High Quality Components

The Fantasista Aurora comes with high quality components

by Fuji. It comes with the beautiful Fuji

TVS reel seat that allowed for more feel and better

sensitivity. The Fantasista Aurora uses Fuji’s new

concept KR guides (Semi Micro Guides) of which

provides for the added advantage of tangle free

fishing.


^Fuji’s KR Concept Guide.

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Good Sensitivity

The Fantasista Aurora is made using high quality

graphite blank that is lightweight and provides for

high levels of sensitivity. Combining it with the Fuji

TVS reel seat adds for better sensitivity as it allows

for more contact to the blank.


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Field Test

The Fantasista Aurora cast exceptionally well.

With a tip that has very low amounts of wobble

during the cast, every cast is confident and accurate.

Casting distance is also very good getting

very good distances.


Fish Management

The Fantasista Aurora manages the fights well too.

We took our Medium Light (ML) action rod to do

battle at the barramundi pond in Jugra, Selangor.

We battled a few good sized ones weighing close

to 2kg and it has enough backbone power to easily

manage them. Definitely more than enough power

needed for a swift victory.


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Summary

The Abu Garcia Fantasista Aurora is definitely a

rod I will definitely get for my fishing. It is lightweight,

sensitive, cast well, fights well, and it

looks darn good. No reason to not get one other

than the issue has to do with a tiny bank account

and shallow pockets.


Many good size fish were easily landed.


Verdict

Built Quality

Finishing

Ergonomics (Feel)

Balance

Weight

Components (quality)

Castability

Sensitivity

Power

Rating

Fishing Rods

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Test Drives The Asian Angler

Pflueger Supreme XT

Pflueger has always been on the lighter side of

things and the same thing can be seen with the Supreme

XT of which Pflueger claims to be the lightest

in its class. Its “light weightiness” is achieved

with the use of a magnesium body and rotor, lightweight

carbon fibre handle, and ported aluminium

spool.


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Modest Design

When it comes to design, the Supreme XT is modestly

designed. Not too flashy and not too loud, this reel may

not create a commotion but its subtle metallic candy orange

linings on the gun metal coloured aluminium spool,

and the sporty looking light weight handle holds hints of

its character.


Casting Abilities

The aluminium spool comes fitted with rubber which allows

braided lines to hold on too and not slip. The Supreme

XT is not a sleeper. With braided lines filled in it is

ready to take on fights and the tough aluminium spool is

not one to crack under pressure.


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Smooth Performance

The Supreme XT is a smooth performer. It is smoother

than some of the reels that carry a higher price tag. The

smoothness is unlike some of the more high end reels

that feel almost vacuum like. There is a hint of connectivity

of the handle to the gears. Just a hint.


Ready For The Sea

The Supreme XT comes ready to take on the finned creatures

of the sea. It comes with 10 HPCR (High Performance

Corrosion Resistant) bearings to resist the corrosive

qualities of saltwater, and a sealed carbon fibre

drag system that blocks out water, and provides for what

Pflueger claims to be a 14lb max drag on this size 40 reel.


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Lab Test

Line: Berkley Nanofil

Poundage: 17lb

Back at our lab we put the Supreme XT to the test. With a

14lb max drag target we pushed up the drag and the torture

begun. It easily touched 14lb and then it maxed out

at 18.5lb; very impressive. The drag remained smooth

with no sticky feel.


Field Test

Line: Berkley Nanofil

Poundage: 17lb

To test the Supreme XT’s prowess in the real world

we brought it to the Natural Exotic pond in Rawang,

Selangor (Malaysia). We pitted it against the some

of the hard fighting predators that lie in wait for a

battle. We cast our baits near the pillars of the restaurant

that sits on them.


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Good Control

The Supreme XT had a few fights being able to manage

the Amazonian red tail catfishes that took our

bait. There is enough drag to pull the fishes out of

the danger zones. The drag is also smooth even on

high drag. There was no sign of stickiness from the

drag even after a few fights.


Summary

The Pflueger Supreme XT may be a modestly design

reel but when it comes to fishing, it is by no means modest.

It is smooth (both cranking and drag), it has a strong

enough drag, and it fights well. One more thing I like to

add is that it lays lines in the spool well too. So, here you

go... a reel in a simple modest package.


Verdict

Built quality

Ergonomics (Feel)

Weight

Smoothness Rotation

Drag Smoothness

Drag Strength

Bail-arm Toughness

Line Management

Speed (Retrieve)

Balance

Power

Rating

Spinning Reels

8.1

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Test Drives The Asian Angler

Perseus

Decoy Splitrings

COASTAL GAME

S plit rings are used all the time by anglers especially

those that use lures, jigs, and spoons. Needless

to say good quality split rings are essential

as some brutes are powerful enough to open up

split rings especially those of lesser quality. Needing

good split rings for a jigging trip we decided to

try out Decoy’s Medium Class split rings.


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Testing Grounds: Pekan

Model: Medium Class 60lb

Opponents: Diamond Trevally


Tough & Strong

Decoy developed a tough stainless steel wire

called “Hypower Stainless Steel” and this wire is

darn tough. Opening the split ring requires more

force as compared to the usual split rings of which

is a good sign that the split ring will hold its ground

even with higher pressure.


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Field Testing

We chose the class #5 of which Decoy claims can

handle pressure of up to 60lb; more than enough

strength needed to battle the diamond trevallies

(ebek) of Pekan, a coastal town situated at the

east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.


Battling Brutes


Of course jigging is just an action used to entice

a fish to take the metal jig. Nothing scary or worrying.

It is when the fish takes the lure and heads

to the bottom like a pile driver that one’s prays

that nothing goes wrong and everything holds on

and stays in tack. That includes the split rings.

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We were onto fish taking on hard fighting diamond

trevallies that took our jigs and no matter

how hard the battle, the split rings held on without

opening. We did not lose any jigs or fish due

to failure of the split rings.


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Battling Brutes

Having confidence in your fishing tackle is very

important allowing you to battle with gusto. Knowing

that everything from the reel, lines, rods, all

the way down to the terminal tackle is in good

condition and shape will certainly give one the

confidence to battle well. The Decoy Split Rings

certainly did well.


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Salty Max Plus

Low Profile Reel

A Smooth & Powerful

Performer Made For

Saltwater Fishing.


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• Duragear brass gear for extended gear life

• MagTrax brake system gives consistent brake

pressure throughout the cast

• Compact bent handle and star provide a more ergonomic

design

• Recessed reel foot allows for a more ergonomic

reel design

• Flip Switch on reel that gives anglers the ability

to engage/disengage the spool with one hand (This

feature eliminates the need for anglers to turn the

handle for engagement and is perfect for pitching,

flipping or back trolling fishing techniques)

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A show of Power


Description: Salty Max Plus LP

Reel

Salty Max Plus-L LP Reel

Weight: 225g

Max Drag: 5kg

Line Cap.: PE 2 / 200m

Ball / Roller Bearings: 2+1

Retrieve Rate Per Turn: 28in

Gear Ratio: 6.2:1

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Oceanfield 7

Low Profile Reel (JDM)

When Only Success

Matters; The Oceanfield

7 Is Your Sure Bet


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The Discerning Angler

• 3 Stainless Steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing

provides smooth operation

• One piece graphite frame

• Graphite sideplates

• Machined aluminum spool provides strength with

out adding excess weight

• Duragear brass gear for extended gear life

• MagTrax brake system gives consistent brake

pressure throughout the cast

• Recessed reel foot allows for a more ergonomic

reel design

• 95mm Crank Handle Included in box

• Big Round Knob Handle with 2 adjustable positions

(60-70mm)

• Includes Tool for Handle Exchange

• Optional BF Spool for bait finesse


A Versatile Reel For Many

Conditions


Oceanfield 7

Low Profile Reel (JDM)

Description: Oceanfield 7 | Oceanfield 7-L

Weight: 217g

Max Drag: 7kg

Line Cap.: PE 2 / 200m

Ball / Roller Bearings: 3+1

Retrieve Rate Per Turn: 29in / 74cm

Gear Ratio: 7.1:1

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T: 603-78323380

E: info@my.purefishing.com

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Test Drives

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Decoy

Plus Guard

VJ-75

Testing Grounds: Barramundi Pond, Jugra

Series: Plus Guard

Model: VJ-75

Opponents: Barramundis


D ecoy Plus Guard VJ-75 jighead is a softbait anglers

dream come true especially since it is weedless.

It comes with a super sharp hook (I actually

got hook accidentally not once, not twice, but three

times) that easily latches on to skin (penetrates

easily), finger nails, plastic spoons, wood, etc.

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Super Sharp

> These jigheads are really sharp.


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Saltwater Torture

First we wanted to see how it will do in saltwater. We

placed one in a container of saltwater for over 24

hours. After over 24 hours we removed the jighead

for inspection and found no rust. We ran it through a

plastic spoon and it caught on confirming that it still

remains sharp.


Still sharp after over 24 hours.


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Field Test

To test the Decoy Plus Guard VJ-75 jighead we took

some lighter action tackle (since the jighead is for

finesse fishing) and headed to some barramundi

ponds. Since these ponds are known to have specimens

from about 700 grams to about 2kg, I think the

Decoy Plus Guard VJ-75 can handle them.


Good Fit

I decided to use my old trusty Abu Garcia Revo

Premier reel with the new Abu Garcia Bass Beat

II rod rated light; for this test. For bait I used my

all time favourite Berkley Powerbait 1 inch grub.

For test I used the Decoy Plus Guard VJ-75 size

3 weighing 2.5 grams that fits the grub well.


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Hook Strength

We hit a lot of fish and the hook penetrated the fish’s

lips easily. We lost quite a few fishes too as they managed

to throw the hook. Increasing the drag pressure

helped improve the landing rate. We also lost a few

good size fishes due to the hook opening up. We had

to turn the fish away from the water wheel and the

added pressure caused the hook to open.


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Verdict

The Decoy Plus Guard VJ-75 jighead does what it is

designed to do well. It is super sharp penetrating the

fishes lips easily. It is weedless of which is great especially

when fishing for fishes that hideout in weedy

areas. Step past its limits and it opens up of which

is good and bad. Bad because you lose a fish. Good

because it is easy to pull free when snagged. Bend

the hook back in shape and continue fishing.


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OF THIS, PLUS COLORLOCK TECHNOLOGY THAT LOCKS IN COLOR FOR LONG LASTING COLOR PICKS RETENTION.

PER INCH

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PICKS PER INCH

30%

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FIBERS STEALTH-BRAID*

CARRIERS

PICKS PER INCH

30%

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CONSTRUCTION CARRIERS BREAK (AVG LBS)

15%

SIZE DIA. CARRIERS STRAIGHT

15%

15%

15%

CAMOUFLAGE

30

KNOT TEST IS APPOX 40% LESS THAN STRAIGHT TEST

*SOURCE: SpiderWire Test Lab

125

LB

YD

.012” AVG. DIA.

CAMOUFLAGE

30

125

LB

YD

.012” AVG. DIA.

15%

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0% 4 CARRIER BRAID 8 CARRIER BRAID

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6 lb. 8 lb. 10 lb. 15 lb. 20 lb. 30 lb. 40 lb. 50 lb. 65 lb. 80 lb.

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80LB 0.016” 8 115.0

65LB 0.015” 8 81.0

50LB 0.014” 8 65.0

40LB 0.013” 8 55.0

30LB 0.012” 8 45.3

20LB 0.010” 4 38.8

15LB 0.009” 4 30.0

10LB 0.008” 4 24.0

8LB 0.007” 4 18.5

6LB 0.005” 4 14.6

SIZE DIA. CARRIERS STRAIGHT

CONSTRUCTION BREAK (AVG LBS)

FIBERS STEALTH-BRAID*

CARRIERS

30%

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MADE IN USA

PICKS PER INCH

IMPROVED STRENGTH! STEALTH IS PREFERRED BY ANGLERS DUE TO ITS SUPER STRONG, THIN AND SENSITIVE

PROPERTIES. THE FLUOROCARBON COATING MAKES IT GLIDE THROUGH GUIDES WITH EASE FOR QUIET AND FAST CAST-

ING! NEW STEALTH WILL MAINTAIN ALL THESE PROPERTIES, WITH IMPROVED STRENGTH – UP TO 25% STRONGER! ALL

OF THIS, PLUS COLORLOCK TECHNOLOGY THAT LOCKS IN COLOR FOR LONG LASTING COLOR RETENTION.

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6LB 0.005” 4 14.6

SIZE DIA. CARRIERS STRAIGHT

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FIBERS

CONSTRUCTION

BREAK (AVG LBS)

6LB 0.005”

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410LB 0.008” 14.6

CARRIERS

SIZE DIA. CARRIERS 4 STRAIGHT 24.0

8LB

FIBERS

0.007” CONSTRUCTION 15LB 0.009” 4 30.0

STEALTH-BRAID*

4 18.5

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4

4

24.0

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15LB 0.009”

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4 0.005” 4 14.6

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30.0

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50LB 6LB 0.007”

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38.8 24.0

40LB 0.013” 15LB 80LB 10LB 0.009” 0.016” 0.008” 84 115.0 24.0

30LB 0.012” 8 855.0

45.3 30.0

20LB 100LB 15LB

0.010” 0.020” 0.009” 84 140.0 30.0

50LB 0.014” 40LB 0.013” 8 38.8

20LB 0.010” 865.0

4 55.038.8

65LB 0.015” 50LB KNOT 30LB 0.014” 830LB TEST 0.012” IS 0.012” APPOX 881.040% 8 LESS 65.0 THAN 45.3

45.3 STRAIGHT TEST

*SOURCE:

40LB

SpiderWire Test Lab

80LB 0.016” 65LB 0.015” 840LB 0.013” 8115.08 81.055.0

55.0

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65LB 65LB 0.015” 8 81.0

100LB 0.020” 8 140.0 81.0

KNOT TEST IS APPOX 40% 80LB LESS 0.016” THAN STRAIGHT 8 TEST 115.0

80LB 0.016” 115.0

*SOURCE: SpiderWire KNOT TEST Test Lab 100LB 0.020” 8 140.0

100LB

IS APPOX

0.020”

40% LESS THAN STRAIGHT

140.0

TEST

*SOURCE:

KNOT

SpiderWire

TEST IS

Test

APPOX

Lab

40% LESS THAN STRAIGHT TEST

KNOT *SOURCE: TEST SpiderWire IS APPOX Test 40% Lab LESS THAN STRAIGHT TEST

*SOURCE: SpiderWire Test Lab

MADE IN USA

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Note: Products in this section may have not been tested by The Asian Angler magazine

Introducin’ The Asian Angler

Abu Garcia’s Ne

Sneaky Peaky At The New


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w Toys 2018

Revo Low Profile

I don’t know about you but

new toys always get me excited

and I am excited right

now. I am excited because

I’ve seen things; lovely and

delightful things. I have seen

the new Revo reels by Abu

Garcia that will be launched

in 2018. Here are some information

about them.


REVO4 X

Let us start with the REVO4 X; the darkest reel amongst

the lot. This is certainly Batman’s reel should he be an

angler. Don’t get me wrong; the REVO4 X is a good

looking reel. It looks dark and sporty. It comes with 8

bearings and it feels lightweight. It certainly is a smooth

operator turning smoothly. The REVO4 X is certainly

one fine reel although it stands as the entry level

REVO4 model.


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Features


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7 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing

provides smooth operation

X2-Cräftic alloy frame for increased corrosion

resistance

Carbon Matrix hybrid drag system for super

smooth reliable drag performance

Duragear brass gear for extended gear life

D2 Gear Design provides a more efficient gear

system while improving gear durability

DuraClutch design provides improved engagement

and durability

MagTrax brake system gives consistent brake

pressure throughout the cast

Compact bent handle and star provide a more

ergonomic design

Lube port for easy access maintenance


Magnetic brakes - MagTrax Brake System

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MODELS & SPECS

REVO4 X-HS & REVO4 X-HS-L

GEAR RATIO: 7.3:1

RETRIEVE RATE: 30” | 76cm

GENERAL SPECS

BRAKING SYSTEM: Magnetic

BEARING COUNT: 8

WEIGHT: 7.94

BRAID CAPACITY YD/LB: 190/20 140/30 100/50

MONO CAPACITY YD/LB: 175/10 145/12 100/15

DRAG MATERIAL: Carbon Fiber

MAX DRAG LB: 18lb | 8.1kg

REEL SPOOL MATERIAL: Aluminum


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REVO4 X-W & REVO4 X-W-L

GEAR RATIO: 5.4:1

RETRIEVE RATE: 22” | 56cm

WEIGHT: 7.94

BRAID CAPACITY YD/LB: 235/20 180/30

125/50

MONO CAPACITY YD/LB: 225/10 180/12

130/15

DRAG MATERIAL: Carbon Fiber

MAX DRAG LB: 18lb | 8.1kg

REEL SPOOL MATERIAL: Aluminum


REVO4 S

The REVO4 S comes with magnetic brakes called the

MagTrax brake system that helps anglers fine tune

their casting to the baits that they are using. They come

with 8 ball bearings for smoother operations. But what

I like is the “Gull Wing” sideplate that allows for fast

and easy access into the braking system.


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I have not used the reel but having a play with it, the

reel feels smooth and lightweight. It sits in my palms

snugly as with all the other REVO4 models. It comes in

black and white like a Storm Trooper from Star Wars.


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Features

7 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller

bearing provides smooth operation

X2-Cräftic alloy frame for increased

corrosion resistance

Carbon Matrix hybrid drag system for

super smooth reliable drag performance

Duragear brass gear for extended

gear life

D2 Gear Design provides a more efficient

gear system while improving gear

durability

DuraClutch design provides improved

engagement and durability

MagTrax brake system gives consistent

brake pressure throughout the cast

Compact bent handle and star provide a

more ergonomic design

Lube port for easy access maintenance


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MODELS & SPECS

REVO4 S & REVO4 S-L

GEAR RATIO: 6.6:1

RETRIEVE RATE: 27” | 69cm

REVO4 S-HS & REVO4 S-HS-L

GEAR RATIO: 7.3:1

RETRIEVE RATE: 30” | 76cm

GENERAL SPECS

BRAKING SYSTEM: Magnetic

BEARING COUNT: 9

WEIGHT: 8.01

BRAID CAPACITY YD/LB: 190/20 140/30 100/50

MONO CAPACITY YD/LB: 175/10 145/12 100/15

DRAG MATERIAL: Carbon Fiber

MAX DRAG LB: 20lb | 9.0kg

REEL SPOOL MATERIAL: Aluminum


REVO4 SX

The REVO4 SX reel was the only one I tested. Casting

it is easy as it comes with both; a centrifugal braking

system and a magnetic braking system. I even taught

someone who has not used a baitcaster to cast using

the REVO4 SX and he was casting within 10 minutes

or so (after a few tries).


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The REVO4 SX operates smoothly allowing for smooth

easy casts and retrieve. I felt like a bully fishing this

pond bullying fishes here with drag power that is said

to be the most powerful in its class. Enjoyed fishing

this reel.


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Magnetic + centrifugal brakes in the REVO4 SX.


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FEATURES


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9 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing provides

smooth operation

X2-Cräftic alloy frame for increased corrosion resistance

C6 carbon sideplates provide significant weight reduction

without sacrificing strength and durability

Power stack Carbon Matrix Drag System provides

extreme drag pressures combined with unparalled

smoothness

Duragear brass gear for extended gear life

D2 Gear Design provides a more efficient gear system

while improving gear durability

Everslik coated pinion shaft and pawl creates a diamond

like coating which improves wear resistance while

reducing friction

DuraClutch design provides improved engagement

and durability

Infini brake system allows almost limitless adjustability

to handle any fishing situation

Infini IITM spool design for extended castability and extreme

loads

Compact bent handle and star provide a more ergonomic

design

Ti coated line guide reduces friction and improves durability

Lube port for easy access maintenance


MODELS & SPECS


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REVO4 SX & REVO4 SX-L

GEAR RATIO: 6.6:1

RETRIEVE RATE: 27” | 69cm

REVO4 SX-HS & REVO4 SX-HS-L

GEAR RATIO: 7.3:1

RETRIEVE RATE: 30” | 76cm

GENERAL SPECS

BRAKING SYSTEM: Magnetic/Centrifugal

BEARING COUNT: 10

WEIGHT: 7.83

BRAID CAPACITY YD/LB: 190/20 140/30 100/50

MONO CAPACITY YD/LB: 175/10 145/12 100/15

DRAG MATERIAL: Carbon Fiber

MAX DRAG LB: 24lb | 10.8kg

REEL SPOOL MATERIAL: Aluminum


REVO4 STX


The REVO4 STX reel is one other smooth operator. It

comes with 11 bearings providing it with smooth operations.

It comes with the “flying arm” type centrifugal

braking system called the Infinitely Variable Centrifugal

Brake (IVCB-6L) with 6 arms. This is a proven system

that makes casting easier with good distance.

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The first reel I used with the IVCB braking system was

the Abu Garcia Revo MGX and it cast really well earning

it a place amongst my most like reels. That was

then the IVCB-4 with only 4 arms. This has 6. I am certainly

wanting to try this out.


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FEATURES

D2 Gear Design provides a more efficient gear system

while improving gear durability

Everslik coated pinion shaft and pawl creates a diamond

like coating which improves wear resistance while

reducing friction

DuraClutch design provides improved engagement

and durability

IVCB-6L (Infinitely Variable Centrifugal Brake) braking

system delivers precise external adjustments for a

wide variety of baits while 6 internal locking modules

allow anglers to easily fine tune and maximize casting

distance

Gull Wing sideplate design allows for quick and easy

access to braking systems and the spool

Infini IITM spool design for extended castability and extreme

loads

Compact bent handle and star provide a more ergonomic

design

Ti coated line guide reduces friction and improves durability


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Lube port for easy access maintenance

10 stainless steel ball bearings +

1 roller bearing provides smooth

operation

X2-Cräftic alloy frame for increased

corrosion resistance

Aluminum handle sideplate combined

with C6 carbon palm sideplate

provides improved strength

and durability

Power stack Carbon Matrix Drag

System provides extreme drag

pressures combined with unparalled

smoothness

Duragear brass gear for extended

gear life


MODELS & SPECS


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REVO4 STX & REVO4 STX-L

GEAR RATIO: 6.6:1

RETRIEVE RATE: 27” | 69cm

REVO4 STX-HS & REVO4 STX-HS-L

GEAR RATIO: 7.3:1

RETRIEVE RATE: 30” | 76cm

REVO4 STX-SHS

GEAR RATIO: 8.0:1

RETRIEVE RATE: 33” | 84cm


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GENERAL SPECS

BRAKING SYSTEM: Centrifugal

BEARING COUNT: 11

WEIGHT: 7.30

BRAID CAPACITY YD/LB: 190/20 140/30 100/50

MONO CAPACITY YD/LB: 175/10 145/12 100/15

DRAG MATERIAL: Carbon Fiber

MAX DRAG LB: 24lb | 10.8kg

REEL SPOOL MATERIAL: Aluminum


REVO4 PREMIER


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When it comes to REVO reels the

first one that I owned was the REVO

Premier (first generation). That was

my favourite reel many years ago.

It was lighweight and it cast so very

well. It was my constant companion

everywhere I travelled to, to fish.

This new PREMIER certainly brings

up the warm fuzzies.

The REVO4 PREMIER is lightweight

and it feels refined and looks elegant

with a dash of sportiness. It is a

black reel with gold trimming giving

it that touch of elegance. It comes

with a bent carbon fibre handle giving

it that sporty look. It operates

well with smoothness and perhaps

grace.


FEATURES

10 stainless steel HPCR® bearings + 1 roller bearing

provides increased corrosion protection

X2-Cräftic alloy frame for increased corrosion resistance

C6 carbon sideplates provide significant weight reduction

without sacrificing strength and durability

Power stack Carbon Matrix Drag System provides

extreme drag pressures combined with unparalled

smoothness


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D2 Gear Design provides a more efficient gear system

while improving gear durability

Everslik coated pinion shaft and pawl creates a diamond

like coating which improves wear resistance while

reducing friction

DuraClutch design provides improved engagement

and durability

IVCB-6L (Infinitely Variable Centrifugal Brake) braking

system delivers precise external adjustments for a

wide variety of baits while 6 internal locking modules

allow anglers to easily fine tune and maximize casting

distance

Gull Wing sideplate design allows for quick and easy

access to braking systems and the spool

Infini IITM 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

Ti coated line guide reduces friction and improves durability

Lube port for easy access maintenance


MODELS & SPECS


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REVO4 PREMIER &

REVO4 REVO4 PREMIER-L

GEAR RATIO: 6.6:1

RETRIEVE RATE: 27” | 69cm

REVO4 PREMIER-HS

GEAR RATIO: 7.3:1

RETRIEVE RATE: 30” | 76cm


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GENERAL SPECS

BRAKING SYSTEM: Centrifugal

BEARING COUNT: 11

WEIGHT: 6.17

BRAID CAPACITY YD/LB: 190/20 140/30 100/50

MONO CAPACITY YD/LB: 175/10 145/12 100/15

DRAG MATERIAL: Carbon Fiber

MAX DRAG LB: 24lb | 10.8kg

REEL SPOOL MATERIAL: Aluminum


REVO4 INSHORE


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REVO4 INSHORE is one of the reels

made for saltwater fishing. There

are a few other saltwater reels but

perhaps will only be made known

later when the folks at Abu Garcia

are ready to. The INSHORE is one

of the proven saltwater low profile

baitcasting reels with good casting

abilities and fish fighting power.

That said, it is not a brute of a reel

nor does it look like one. It is a refined

saltwater player that operates

smoothly; something like racing

a sedan such as a Tesla Model S

P90D against a Porsche 911 Turbo.

The P90D is a lot faster off the start

but the 911 Turbo finishes first.

The INSHORE is like the P90D being

fast and more refined but lesser

in power thus providing with longer

fun battles where as the 911 Turbo

(REVO WINCH for example) being

the brute; is slower off the start but

finishes faster with brute power.


FEATURES

6 stainless steel HPCR® bearings + 1 roller bearing

provides increased corrosion protection

X2-Cräftic alloy frame for increased corrosion resistance

C6 carbon palm sideplate provides significant weight

reduction while an aluminum handle sideplate provides

added strength and durability

Power stack Carbon Matrix Drag System provides

extreme drag pressures combined with unparalled

smoothness


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Duragear brass gear for extended gear life

D2 Gear Design provides a more efficient gear system

while improving gear durability

Everslik coated pinion shaft and pawl creates a diamond

like coating which improves wear resistance while

reducing friction

DuraClutch design provides improved engagement

and durability

IVCB-6L (Infinitely Variable Centrifugal Brake) braking

system delivers precise external adjustments for a

wide variety of baits while 6 internal locking modules

allow anglers to easily fine tune and maximize casting

distance

Gull Wing sideplate design allows for quick and easy

access to braking systems and the spool

Infini IITM spool design for extended castability and extreme

loads

Extended bent handle for increased cranking power

Flat EVA knobs provide greater comfort and durability

Ti coated line guide reduces friction and improves durability

Lube port for easy access maintenance


MODELS & SPECS

REVO4 INS & REVO4 INS-L

GEAR RATIO: 7.3:1

RETRIEVE RATE: 30” | 76cm


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GENERAL SPECS

BRAKING SYSTEM: Centrifugal

BEARING COUNT: 7

WEIGHT: 7.90

BRAID CAPACITY YD/LB: 235/20 180/30 125/50

MONO CAPACITY YD/LB: 225/10 180/12 130/15

DRAG MATERIAL: Carbon Fiber

MAX DRAG LB: 24lb | 10.8kg

REEL SPOOL MATERIAL: Aluminum


REVO4 WINCH


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Now we come to brute force; the

REVO4 WINCH. The WINCH have

been a staple powerhouse in Abu

Garcia’s REVO range. This low ratio

powerhouse of a reel is made to

battle the tough fighting brutes of the

sea. I have landed numerous sailfish

on earlier generation brutes with no

issues.

This new WINCH feels rigid and tough.

It certainly is a sturdy reel built tough

to handle hard fighting fishes. With

the longer handle and larger knob;

the WINCH certainly carries on the

heritage of earlier generation REVO

WINCH.


FEATURES

8 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing provides

smooth operation

Winch gear ratio allows for a slower presentation that

is ideal for crankbaits and other high resistance lures

X2-Cräftic alloy frame for increased corrosion resistance

C6 carbon palm sideplate provides significant weight

reduction while an aluminum handle sideplate provides

added strength and durability


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Power stack Carbon Matrix Drag System provides

extreme drag pressures combined with unparalled

smoothness

Duragear brass gear for extended gear life

D2 Gear Design provides a more efficient gear system

while improving gear durability

Everslik coated pinion shaft and pawl creates a diamond

like coating which improves wear resistance while

reducing friction

DuraClutch design provides improved engagement

and durability

Infini brake system allows almost limitless adjustability

to handle any fishing situation

Gull Wing sideplate design allows for quick and easy

access to braking systems and the spool

Extended bent handle for increased cranking power

Large EVA knobs provide improved grip

Ti coated line guide reduces friction and improves durability

Lube port for easy access maintenance


MODELS & SPECS

REVO4 WINCH & REVO4 WINCH-L

GEAR RATIO: 5.4:1

RETRIEVE RATE: 22” | 56cm


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GENERAL SPECS

BRAKING SYSTEM: Magnetic/Centrifugal

BEARING COUNT: 9

WEIGHT: 7.55

BRAID CAPACITY YD/LB: 235/20 180/30 125/50

MONO CAPACITY YD/LB: 225/10 180/12 130/15

DRAG MATERIAL: Carbon Fiber

MAX DRAG LB: 24lb | 10.8kg

REEL SPOOL MATERIAL: Aluminum

This here are some of the new generation 4 REVO

reels poised for 2018. There will be more to come I am

sure but we will not see them until Abu Garcia allows

for another peek.


Resorts

Escapy

Cyberjaya

People take vacations for various reasons

but most do so to relax and let one’s hair down;

forgetting about work and other work related

responsibilities, and to rejuvenate one’s soul.

It is when one’s mind is relaxed and when one

finds that inner peace that one’s mind is free

to imagine and think at a higher less cluttered

level.


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Recently my family and I visited the Cyberview Resort

& Spa in Cyberjaya, the Silicon Valley of Malaysia. Despite

being in the hub of technological start-ups and

businesses, the resort sits in a quiet place surrounded

by nature. It felt like we were holidaying far from

civilization.

Pic: The Bistro Cascata Italian Restaurant.


A Relaxing Holiday

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Fragrance Of Flowers

Walking into the lobby one is mesmerized by the fragrance

of flowers (jasmines); a soothing aroma that

relaxes. It brought about a feeling of calmness as I

sat for awhile at one of the sofas with my eyes closed

enjoying the sound of the water fountain while I waited

for my wife and kid. Soothing and relaxing indeed.

Pic: The lobby.


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Well Designed

Room

After checking in we drove to our

room; a Superior Chalet. The room

has a contemporary modern plus retro

look and is well designed. It comes

with a walk-around wardrobe that is

uniquely placed slightly off middle of

the room acting as a divider between

the beds and the vanity area.

Pic: The wardrobe and vanity area.


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The bathroom comes with an

egg shaped bath tub made of

ceramic with a faucet that looks

more like part of a water feature

instead of just a tap, bamboo ladder

designed tower rack, glassed

shower area with rain shower,

and a wall with holes that allows

light from the sun to come in. Of

course these holes are blocked

by something that does not allow

any voyeur a peek inside.

Pic: A lovely bathtub.


Pic: I went retro too with my trusted

old Iphone 3GS that has since

taken on life as an Ipod. This room

comes with an Ipod / Iphone dock

(old adapter head).

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Comfortable &

Delightful

Our room came with a king size

bed and a single bed. If you like

softer beds, you’ve found heaven.

The beds are soft and comfortable.

They feel plush; like

sleeping on a huge teddy bear.

The pillows I believe are filled

with goose downs giving one the

ability to adjust it to one’s liking.

If you do not know how that is

done; try getting the feathers to

one side of the pillow and giving

the flat area of the pillow a few

folds. Now you have a harder pillow

with a higher setting.


That night, with the air-conditioning simulating the

temperatures in the highlands during the rain, I slept

very well on the comfortable and plush huge “teddy

bear,” with my head resting snugly on the comfortable

pillow. I woke up well rested.

Pic: The entertainment wall of the room.


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Delicious Food

We had our meals at the Verandah

Restaurant a Pan-Asian restaurant

& Xing Zhu, a restaurant that serves

Chinese cuisine. There are other

outlets like the Bistro Cascata that

serves Italian cuisine, and Karma Bar

& Lounge but we did not dine there.

Perhaps on a future trip.


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Verandah

Restaurant

The Verandah Restaurant serves a

mixture of local, Asian, and Western

cuisines. There are lots of food

here that I like but these are the few

that I love most. I loved the streaky

beef bacon and had them for breakfast

every day during our stay. It was

cooked really well remaining juicy

and not too salty. It goes really well

with scrambled eggs.


The cold dish; fresh prawns and mussels

served on ice, is yummy. Fresh

crunchy prawns and mussels eaten

without seasoning gives one the natural

flavours of their meat. This can

only be served with fresh seafood

and Verandah has it. Lovely.

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Japanese cuisine is another thing that I like. Unfortunately

I have been told by my doctor to stay off whites

(rice included) due to health reasons. But I could not

resist sushi rolls. Instead of devouring lots of them, I

decided to devour “not so lots” of them.

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Pic: Lots of delicious desserts.

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They have lots of other foods too including

the very delicious beef stew

with tender beef cuts, ayam masak

merah (spicy chilli chicken) that is really

tasty, ikan bakar (grilled fish) with

tasty chilli paste, Indian food such

as roti canai, noodles with soup, etc.

There are also lots of delightful desserts

like chocolate cakes with macaroons,

yummy cream puff, etc.

I ended every meal with fruit ‘rojak’ a

fruit dish in a sauce made of prawn

paste mixed with chilli and sugar.

Not everyone will agree to the taste

of ‘rojak’ sauce as it is quite pungent.

But those who do will be floating on

cloud nine here at the Verandah Restaurant.

Pic: I love rojak.


Dim Sum And More Dim


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Sum

Another type of food that I love

is dim sum. We had dim sum

buffet at the Xing Zhu Restaurant.

I have eaten ‘halal’ dim

sum at many places but these

here certainly beats them all.

Xing Zhu serves the best ‘halal’

dim sum (to me). The meat

is juicy and tasty with its flavours

well wrapped up within.

Pic: The Xing Zhu Chinese Restaurant.


While all of them are delicious

my favourite is the ‘siew

mai’ or ‘shumai.’ They are juicy

and tasty. The texture of the

chopped meat is tender and

nice. Mushrooms that are part

of the mix gives them additional

flavours creating a lovely ball

with flavours that explodes in

one’s mouth. Oh, so delightful.

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Another very delicious dim sum

dish is the steamed chicken

wings. The wings are marinated

and steamed in some secret

tasty sauce until they are

soft and moist. They taste so

very good that I ordered lots of

them.

Pic: Delicious ‘shumai.‘


Fun In The Sun


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Cyberview Resort & Spa has a very lovely swimming

pool that flows down two levels into a wading pool.

This is one of the hot spots for those who like swimming

and splashing in water. I do too but I needed

to stay away from the sun as my skin was still raw

from a bad sunburn sustained during a fishing trip

two days earlier.

Pic: The lovely swimming pool.


Other activities that one can participate in include

fishing at the resorts fishing pond, cycling about with

the ‘O-bikes’ that can be rented via a mobile app, or

just simply taking a stroll with a camera around the

resort’s gardens.

Pic: Fishing at the resort’s pond. Lots of tilapias here.


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Fun Away From The Sun


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If like me, you need to be away from the sun; there

are games that one can play such as board games,

traditional games like congkak, and for the more macho;

working out one’s muscles at the gym.

Pic: Beautifully carved congkak board.


Sembunyi Spa


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With relaxation being high on the offering, the Sembunyi

Spa is a must visit. We did that and had an amazing

relaxing time. The area is cosy and inviting, giving

it a true spa environment. The fragrance of essential

oils fill the air as one enters the room for one’s treatment.

Pic: Flower bath.


Pic: A lovely pool at the Sembunyi Spa.

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Remember earlier I wrote about decluttering the

mind; my mind when into a “Zen” state and felt like

I was floating on air. Relaxing in the Jacuzzi for a few

hours and wading amongst the bubbles in the warm

water was so refreshing. I returned to my room and

my thoughts were clearer being somewhat stress

free.

Pic: The lovely jacuzzi at the Sembunyi Spa.


Saying Goodbye


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All good things must come to an end and I felt that my

stay here was too short but I have other trips planned.

I will certainly be back again for another holiday and

bring along some of my foodie friends to savour the

delicious food here, especially the delightful dim sum.

Pic: The gymnasium.


https://goo.gl/maps/qffWj79yiR22

Other Information

Cyberview Resort & Spa was built for the purpose of

hosting the APEC Summit back in 1998. The resort has

a few luxurious and lovely suites that were designed

to house heads of states that stayed there during the

summit.

I visited some of these suites and I recommend them

to those who want to be pampered like royalties. They

come with quality wooden furnishing, plush 4 poster

beds, a Jacuzzi in the bathroom with 360 degree view

of the garden outside, and more.

Pic: Plaques honoring heads of states at the gardens.

Click For Google Maps


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Goodies

Escapy

GoPro Hero6

WITH HERO6, GOPRO

SETS NEW BAR FOR IMAGE

QUALITY, STABILIZATION

AND SIMPLICITY


Pic: Cohen Summers, Senior Manager Global Education &

Training at GoPro; introducing the HERO6 during the launch

at Sunway Pyramid mall.

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Should you be in the market for an adventure

camera to shoot stunning videos

of adventures, and only the best will ever

do for you; look no further. GoPro has a

new Hero in town and it comes with the

number 6.

In an adrenaline and fun-filled road show

at the Sunway Pyramid mall, FunSportz

Sdn Bhd – the exclusive importer and distributor

of GoPro equipment from the USA

unveiled HERO6 Black, the most powerful

and convenient GoPro, yet.

Powered by GoPro’s custom-designed GP1

processor, HERO6 achieves an entirely new

level of performance including stunning

4K60 and 1080p240 video and the most

advanced video stabilization ever achieved

in a GoPro. Additionally, GoPro introduced

new mounts and accessories plus a new

Follow mode for its Karma drone. GoPro

also launched Fusion, its bar-setting waterproof,

mountable 5.2K spherical camera.

Fusion will be made available in Malaysia

at a later date to be announced by

FunSportz.


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oomhjXpUJGI

GoPro’s founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman, introduced

the HERO6 Black and Fusion cameras to

an international audience at the California Academy

of Sciences in San Francisco, California. Watch a

replay of the live event in the video or click the Youtube

tab below to watch on Youtube.

“HERO6’s next-level image quality, video stabilization

and three times faster QuikStories performance

makes it a powerful storytelling extension of your

smartphone,” said Woodman. “It’s never been easier

to live it, then share it…using a GoPro.”

Youtube

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The All New HERO6 Black

With stunning 4K60 and 1080p240 video packed into

a rugged, waterproof, go-anywhere design, HERO6

Black and the GoPro App automatically transform your

adventures into cinematic QuikStory videos you can

share with the world. HERO6 also has dramatically

improved dynamic range and low-light performance

to really make things pop, and an added digital zoom

just to get crazy.

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Features

Powered by GoPro’s Custom-Designed

GP1 Processor

4K60 and 1080p240 Video

QuikStories Enabled, GoPro App Compatible

GoPro’s Most Advanced Stabilization of

any HERO camera

All-New Touch Zoom

3x Faster Offload Speeds via 5GHz Wi-Fi

Waterproof to 33 Feet (10m)

Compatible with Karma and Existing Go-

Pro Mounts

Improved Dynamic Range and Low-Light

Performance

RAW and HDR Photo Modes

Voice Control in 10 Languages

GPS, Accelerometer and Gyroscope

WiFi + Bluetooth


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Developed from the ground up to maximize

a GoPro’s capabilities, GP1 enables

twice the video frame rates, improved

image quality, dynamic range, low-light

performance and dramatically improved

video stabilization over previous HERO

camera generations. Importantly, GP1

automates all of these benefits, allowing

users to capture vibrant videos and stunning

photos without messing around

with complex image settings. GP1 also

advances GoPro’s capabilities in computer

vision and machine learning, enabling

HERO6 to analyze visual scenes and sensor

data for improved automated QuikStories.

HERO6 Black is now available in Malaysia

through authorized dealers.


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=aEQJLy3vXHk

QuikStories

QuikStories is an app feature that makes it easy to

share short videos of your adventures. HERO6 is

optimized for QuikStories with 3X faster WiFi. This

means your footage will rapidly transfer from your

GoPro to your phone where the GoPro App will automatically

create QuikStory videos for you.

Youtube

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KARMA – Tags Along

Karma is ready for HERO6 Black and features two new

auto-shot paths: Follow and Watch. Using GPS, Karma

can now automatically follow the Karma Controller

while you’re on the go, keeping you framed in the shot.

The Watch auto-shot path will keep Karma hovering in

place while it rotates, keeping the Karma Controller

in frame wherever it goes. Other new Karma updates

include an expanded Cable-Cam auto-shot path and

“Look Up” camera tilt capability.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=i9WF5SgNS8s

Features

Now HERO6 Black compatible

Follow - Follows the Karma Controller, framing

you in the shot

Watch – Automatically keeps the Karma Controller

in frame while hovering in place

Cable Cam – Set up to 10 waypoints for more complex

shots

Look Up Tilt – Allows camera to tilt upwards to

look above the horizon

Current Karma owners may unlock new features

via firmware update, available today.


Youtube

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https://shop.gopro.com/mounts-accessories

Other New Products

Shorty – The ultimate pocketable

extension pole and tripod,

perfect for any activity.

Click tab for more information

Website


The Handler – An updated floating

handgrip with a quick-release

mounting feature.

Bite Mount + Floaty– A versatile

bite mount with an easy-to-spot float,

ideal for POV.

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LOOK OUT FOR

GoPro Fusion

COMING SOON

TO MALAYSIA

For more information,

call : +603-7733 8939,

visit www.funsportz.com.my

email info@funsportz.com.my.


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https://www.ospreypacks.com/us/en/series/technical-packs/farpoint-landing

http://allterrain.my/osprey-farpoint-55?search=farpoint

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=iTR9BXY0YVY

Goodies

The Asian Angler

Osprey FARPOINT And

FAIRVIEW SERIES

Lightweight and streamlined, the Farpoint & Fairview

Series is an ideal travel pack for fast-moving globetrotters.

Despite their minimalist weights, these full-featured

packs offer plenty of organization and travel-focused features.

The zip-off daypack provides additional storage and

is perfect for carrying around town by itself. The stowaway

harness and hipbelt disappears for safe keeping when you

check your bag, and durable fabrics offer added protection.

A large panel zip provides convenient access to the main

compartment, lockable sliders keep your gear secure, dual

front compression straps slim down your pack when you

carry less, and a padded laptop/tablet sleeve keeps your

electronics secure.

May not be available in some markets.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woPGpb9XbSw

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Website 1 Website 2


http://www.oakley.com/en/mens/sunglasses/lifestyle-sunglasses/gascan-reg-/gascan-polarized-standard-issue/product/W0OO9014PSI/?skuCode=11-122&variant=700285111223&categoryCode=m02040051

Goodies

The Asian Angler

Oakley Gascan

Inspired by the street glory of speed machines, Oakley®

design language did a complete 180 in 2005. We traded

soft curves for straight edges and hard lines to sculpt our

very first high-wrap lifestyle shades. The toric lens design

became known as Gascan® and it spawned an aesthetic

so new and original, we customized our corporate logo for

the frame.

FEATURES

Plutonite® Lenses offer top UV Protection filtering 100% of

all UVA, UVB, UVC and harmful blue light up to 400nm

Three-Point Fit holds lenses in precise optical alignment

while eliminating pressure points common with frames that

hook the ears

O-Matter stress-resistant frame material is both lightweight

and durable for all-day comfort and protection

May not be available in some markets.


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Website


https://www.decathlon.my/p/8304664_easybreath-surface-snorkelling-mask-blue.html#/552-200-s_m

Goodies

The Asian Angler

EASYBREATH SURFACE

SNORKELLING MASK

(Tribord)

Made for surface snorkelling (from the age of 10). Thanks

to the panoramic field of vision and the possibility of breathing

through your nose, it’s never been easier to discover

the underwater world than with the Easybreath snorkelling

mask.

May not be available in some markets.

.


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Website


https://www.salomon.com/us/product/outpath-gtx.html?article=398642#

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMBDpT5nKl8

Goodies

The Asian Angler

Salomon OUTPATH GTX®

A fast hiking shoe for those who want to break their own

trail and steer clear of the crowd, the OUT PATH GTX® is

light, flexible, and durable – just what you need for an adventurous

day exploring the backcountry.

May not be available in some markets.


Website

Website: http://store.lowepro.com/dryzone-200

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1435368 BSJ38-CH BER SNAP JIG 3/8 CHART Ch

1435372 BSJ38-FT BER SNAP JIG 3/8 FIRETIGER F

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1435358 BSJ14-PW BER SNAP JIG 1/4 PEARL WHITE Pea

1435360 BSJ14-CH BER SNAP JIG 1/4 CHART Ch

1435364 BSJ14-FT BER SNAP JIG 1/4 FIRETIGER F

1435366 BSJ38-PW BER SNAP JIG 3/8 PEARL WHITE Pea

1435368 BSJ38-CH BER SNAP JIG 3/8 CHART Ch

1435372 BSJ38-FT BER SNAP JIG 3/8 FIRETIGER F

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Berkley® Snap Jigs

FIRETIGER

oft plastics

or suspended fish in open water

USE

FIRETIGER

Package Count Hook Size Weight

ite 2 1/4 oz 1/0

se 2 1/4 oz 1/0

r 2 1/4 oz 1/0

ite 2 3/8 oz 1/0

se 2 3/8 oz 1/0

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Color Package Count Hook Size Weight

r 2 3/8 oz 1/0

rl White 2 1/4 oz 1/0

artreuse 2 1/4 oz 1/0

iretiger 2 1/4 oz 1/0

rl White 2 3/8 oz 1/0

artreuse 2 3/8 oz 1/0

iretiger 2 3/8 oz 1/0

For more information please visit Pure Fishing at:

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1429014 BSLR 561 L BER S LIGHTNING ROD 5F6 L 18 Moderate 4 –

1429015 BSLR 562 L BER S LIGHTNING ROD 5F6 2 L 18 Moderate 4 –

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1429017 BSLR 602 ML BER S LIGHTNING ROD 6F 2 ML 18 Moderate Fast 6 –

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501 6 lbUL BER S Ultra LIGHTNING Light ROD 5F 5’0” UL 18 1 Moderate 1/32 – 1/4 oz2 – 6 lb A Ultra Spinning Light

502 6 lbUL BER S Ultra LIGHTNING Light ROD 5F 5’0” 2 UL 18 2 Moderate 1/32 – 1/4 oz2 – 6 lb A Ultra Spinning Light

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14 601 lbM BER S Medium LIGHTNING ROD 6F 6’0” M 18 1Moderate 1/4 Fast – 5/8 oz8 – 14 lb B Medium Spinning

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1429012 BSLR 501 UL BER S LIGHTNING ROD 5F UL 18 Moderate 2 –

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14 62 lb M BER C LIGHTNING Medium ROD 6F66’6” 2 M 18 2Moderate 1/4 Fast – 5/8 oz8 – 14 lb E Medium Casting

020 MH lb BER Medium C LIGHTNING HeavyROD 7F 7’0” 2 MH 18 2 Fast 1/2 – 1 oz10 – 20 lb F Medium Casting Heavy

501 6 lbUL BER S Ultra LIGHTNING Light ROD 5F 5’0” UL 18 1 Moderate 1/32 – 1/4 oz2 – 6 lb A Ultra Spinning Light

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62 12 ML lb BER Medium S LIGHTNING LightROD 6F66’6” 2 ML18 2Moderate 1/16 Fast – 3/8 oz 6 – 12 lb C Medium Spinning Light

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Rod Handle

“Tournament Edition

PWRBT PWR NYMPH 1I

Rod Handle

Spinning Rod Handle

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1457883 BKY BASSPATROL ROD-BC632MH A(17) BLUE MH

1457884 BKY BASSPATROL ROD-BPS602M A(17) BLUE M

1457885 BKY BASSPATROL ROD-BPS602MH A(17) BLUE MH

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6 – 15 lb 1/4 – 3/4 oz 6’0” 2 Casting

8 – 20 lb 1/4 – 1 oz 6’3” 2 Casting

8 – 17 lb 1/4 – 3/4 oz 6’0” 2 Spinning

10 – 25 lb 1/4 – 1 oz 6’0” 2 Spinning

12

TOADRod

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15 – 40 lb 3/8 – 2 ozPower7’0” 2 Spinning

17 – 40 lb 1/2 – 2 oz 8’0” 2 Spinning

17 – 40 lb 1/2 – 2 oz 9’0” 2 Spinning

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BKY BASSPATROL ROD-BPS602MH A(17) BLUE MH 10 –

Pink Shad

BKY BASSPATROL Casting Rod ROD-BPS662H Handle A(17) BLUE H 12 –

1” BKY BASSPATROL ROD-BPS702XH A(17) BLUE XH 15 –

1307576 BKY BASSPATROL ROD-BPS802XH A(17) BLUE XH 17 –

BKY BASSPATROL ROD-BPS902XH A(17) BLUE XH 17 –

PBHPN1-PC

BKY BASSPATROL

PWRBT

ROD-BPS1002XH

PWR

A(17)

NYMPH

BLUE

1IN

XH

PPK CHART

17 –

Pumpkin Chartreuse Performance Features:

- 24 Ton Multi Modulus Carbon Composite Blank Construc

1”

- Sensitive and Durable Rod

- Local Guide and Reel Seat

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- EVA handle

PBHPN1-TD Material PWRBT PWR NYMPH Model 1IN TOAD Rod Power

Toad

1”

1457880 BKY BASSPATROL ROD-BPC531UL A(17) BLUE UL

1457881 BKY BASSPATROL ROD-BPC562ML A(17) BLUE ML

1457882 BKY BASSPATROL ROD-BPC602M A(17) BLUE M

1457883 BKY BASSPATROL ROD-BC632MH A(17) BLUE MH

1457884 BKY BASSPATROL ROD-BPS602M A(17) BLUE M

1457885 BKY BASSPATROL ROD-BPS602MH A(17) BLUE MH

1457886 BKY BASSPATROL ROD-BPS662H A(17) BLUE H

1457887 BKY BASSPATROL ROD-BPS702XH A(17) BLUE XH

1457888 BKY BASSPATROL ROD-BPS802XH A(17) BLUE XH

1457889 BKY BASSPATROL ROD-BPS902XH A(17) BLUE XH


BASSPATROL ROD

Rod Butt

LB Test Lure Rod Length Pieces Type

6 lb 1/8 – 3/8 oz 5’3” 1 Casting

10 lb 1/6 – 1/2 oz 5’6” 2 Casting

15 lb 1/4 – 3/4 oz 6’0” 2Rod Tip Casting

20 lb 1/4 – 1 oz 6’3” 2 Casting

17 lb 1/4 – 3/4 oz 6’0” 2 Spinning

Guide

25 lb 1/4 – 1 oz 6’0” 2 Spinning

30 lb 1/4 - 1 1/2 oz 6’6” 2 Spinning

40 lb 3/8 – 2 oz 7’0” 2 Spinning

40 lb 1/2 – 2 oz 8’0” 2 Spinning

40 lb 1/2 – 2 oz 9’0” 2 Spinning

40 lb 1/2 – 2 oz 10’0” 2 Spinning

D

tion

Rod Butt

Line LB Test Lure Rod Length Pieces Type

2 – 6 lb 1/8 – 3/8 5’3” 1 Casting

4 – 10 lb 1/6 – 1/2 ozCall

5’6” Email 2 Casting

6 – 15 lb 1/4 – 3/4 oz 6’0” 2 Casting

8 – 20 lb 1/4 – 1 oz 6’3” 2 Casting

8 – 17 lb 1/4 – 3/4 oz 6’0” 2 Spinning

10 – 25 lb 1/4 – 1 oz 6’0” 2 Spinning

12 – 30 lb 1/4 - 1 1/2 oz 6’6” 2 Spinning

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15 – 40 lb 3/8 – 2 oz 7’0” 2 Spinning

17 – 40 lb 1/2 – 2 oz 8’0” 2 Spinning

17 – 40 lb 1/2 – 2 oz 9’0” 2 Spinning

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“Next Generation”

• 24 Ton Graphite Blank

• Local K- Guide

• Fuji Reel Seat

• Local Rubber Cap with Abu Logo

• EVA ergonomic handle

• 24 Ton Graphite Blan

• Local K- Guide

Material

• Fuji Reel

Model

Seat

1457875 ABU BRUISER ROD – BS662H A (17) RED Length 6’6” • Lin

1457876 ABU BRUISER ROD – BS702XH A (17) RED Length 7’0” • L

• Local Rubber Cap wi

1457877 ABU BRUISER ROD – BS802XH A (17) RED Length 8’0” • L

1457878 ABU BRUISER ROD – BS902XH A (17) RED Length 9’0” • L

• EVA ergonomic hand

1457879 ABU BRUISER ROD – BS1002XH A (17) RED Length 10’0” •


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BRUISER ROD

Rod Tip

Guide

Hand

Handle

Rod Butt

k

Specifications Action Piece(s) Type

e 12 – 30 lb • Lure 1/4 – 1 1/2 OZ H 2 Spinning

ine 15 – 40 lb • Lure 3/8 – 2 OZ XH 2 Spinning

th Abu Logo

ine 17 – 40 lb • Lure 1/2 – 2 OZ XH 2 Spinning

ine 17 – 40 lb • Lure 1/2 – 2 OZ XH 2 Spinning

le

Line 17 – 40 lb • Lure 1/2 – 2 OZ XH 2 Spinning


“Next Generation”

• 24 Ton Graphite Blank

• Local K- Guide

• Fuji Reel Seat

• Local Rubber Cap with Abu Logo

• EVA ergonomic handle

Model

Speci

ABU BRUISER ROD – BS662H A (17) RED Length 6’6” • Line 12 –

ABU BRUISER ROD – BS702XH A (17) RED Length 7’0” • Line 15

ABU BRUISER ROD – BS802XH A (17) RED Length 8’0” • Line 17

ABU BRUISER ROD – BS902XH A (17) RED Length 9’0” • Line 17

ABU BRUISER ROD – BS1002XH A (17) RED Length 10’0” • Line 17

• 24 Ton Graphite Blank

• Local K- Guide

• Fuji Reel Seat

• Local Rubber Cap with Abu Logo

• EVA ergonomic handle

Material

Model

1457875 ABU BRUISER ROD – BS662H A (17) RED Length 6’6” • Lin

1457876 ABU BRUISER ROD – BS702XH A (17) RED Length 7’0” • L

1457877 ABU BRUISER ROD – BS802XH A (17) RED Length 8’0” • L

1457878 ABU BRUISER ROD – BS902XH A (17) RED Length 9’0” • L

1457879 ABU BRUISER ROD – BS1002XH A (17) RED Length 10’0” •


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BRUISER ROD

Rod Tip

Guide

fications Action Piece(s) Type

30 lb • Lure 1/4 – 1 1/2 OZ H 2 Spinning

– 40 lb • Lure 3/8 – 2 OZ XH 2 Spinning

– 40 lb • Lure 1/2 – 2 OZ XH Rod Butt 2 Spinning

Handle

– 40 lb • Lure 1/2 – 2 OZ XH 2 Spinning

– 40 lb • Lure 1/2 – 2 OZ XH 2 Spinning

Specifications Action Piece(s) Type

e 12 – 30 lb • Lure 1/4 – 1 1/2 OZ H 2 Spinning

ine 15 – 40 lb • Lure 3/8 – 2 OZ XH 2 Spinning

ine 17 – 40 lb • Lure 1/2 – 2 OZ XH 2 Spinning

Call

Email

ine 17 – 40 lb • Lure 1/2 – 2 OZ XH 2 Spinning

Line 17 – 40 lb • Lure 1/2 – 2 OZ XH 2 Spinning

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Guide

Handle

Butt Joint Handle

Material Model Length Mono

• 24 Ton Graphite Blank

1457337 ABU SUVERAN ROD-SVS602UL A(17) FOFRS 6’0” 1 – 6 lb

1457338 ABU SUVERAN ROD-SVS632M A(17) FOFRS 6’3” 6 – 14 l

1457339 ABU SUVERAN ROD-SVS662M A(17) FOFRS 6’6” 8 – 17 l

• Fuji SMG Guide

1457340 ABU SUVERAN ROD-SVS662PE4 A(17) FOFRS 6’6”

• Fuji Reel Seat

1457341 ABU SUVERAN ROD-SVS702PE5 A(17) FOFRS 7’0”

• EVA ergonomic handle

1457342 ABU SUVERAN ROD-SVC531L A(17) FOFRS 5’3” 2 – 8 lb

1457343 ABU SUVERAN ROD-SVC562ML A(17) FOFRS 5’6” 4 – 10 l

1457344 ABU SUVERAN ROD-SVC602M A(17) FOFRS 6’0” 8 – 14 l

1457345 ABU SUVERAN ROD-SVC632ML A(17) FOFRS 6’3” 6 – 14 l

• Suitable for heavy cover game

1457346 ABU SUVERAN ROD-SVC662PE4 A(17) FOFRS 6’6”


SUVERAN ROD

Guide

Rod Butt

• 24 Ton Graphite Blank

• Fuji SMG Guide

• Fuji Reel Seat

• EVA ergonomic handle

• Suitable for heavy cover game

Braid Lure Action Piece(s) Type

2 – 8 lb 1/32 – 1/4 oz UL 2 Spinning

b 10 – 20 lb 1/4 – 3/4 oz M 2 Spinning

b 15 – 30 lb 1/4 – 1 oz M 2 Spinning

PE 4 Max

Lure 60gm Monster

Jig 200gm Series

Butt Joint Spinning

PE 5 Max

Lure 80gm Monster

Jig 250gm Series

Butt Joint Spinning

4 – 15 lb 1/8 – 3/8 oz L 1 Casting

b 8 – 20 lb 1/6 – 1/2 oz ML 2 Casting

b 15 – 30 lb 1/4 – 3/4 oz M 2 Casting

b 10 – 30 lb 1/6 – 5/8 oz ML 2 Casting

PE 4 Max

Lure 60gm Monster

Butt Joint Casting

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Model Length Mono

ABU SUVERAN ROD-SVS602UL A(17) FOFRS 6’0” 1 – 6 lb

ABU SUVERAN ROD-SVS632M A(17) FOFRS 6’3” 6 – 14 lb

ABU

Handle

SUVERAN ROD-SVS662M A(17) FOFRS 6’6” 8 – 17 lb

ABU SUVERAN ROD-SVS662PE4 A(17) FOFRS 6’6” PE 4 M

ABU SUVERAN ROD-SVS702PE5 A(17) FOFRS 7’0” PE 5 M

ABU SUVERAN ROD-SVC531L A(17) FOFRS 5’3” 2 – 8 lb

ABU Butt SUVERAN Joint ROD-SVC562ML Handle A(17) FOFRS 5’6” 4 – 10 lb

ABU SUVERAN ROD-SVC602M A(17) FOFRS 6’0” 8 – 14 lb

ABU SUVERAN ROD-SVC632ML A(17) FOFRS 6’3” 6 – 14 lb

ABU SUVERAN ROD-SVC662PE4 A(17) FOFRS 6’6” PE 4 M

ABU SUVERAN ROD-SVC702PE5 A(17) FOFRS 7’0” PE 5 M

Material Model Length Mono

1457337 ABU SUVERAN ROD-SVS602UL A(17) FOFRS 6’0” 1 – 6 lb

1457338 ABU SUVERAN ROD-SVS632M A(17) FOFRS 6’3” 6 – 14 l

1457339 ABU SUVERAN ROD-SVS662M A(17) FOFRS 6’6” 8 – 17 l

1457340 ABU SUVERAN ROD-SVS662PE4 A(17) FOFRS 6’6”

1457341 ABU SUVERAN ROD-SVS702PE5 A(17) FOFRS 7’0”

1457342 ABU SUVERAN ROD-SVC531L A(17) FOFRS 5’3” 2 – 8 lb

1457343 ABU SUVERAN ROD-SVC562ML A(17) FOFRS 5’6” 4 – 10 l

1457344 ABU SUVERAN ROD-SVC602M A(17) FOFRS 6’0” 8 – 14 l

1457345 ABU SUVERAN ROD-SVC632ML A(17) FOFRS 6’3” 6 – 14 l

1457346 ABU SUVERAN ROD-SVC662PE4 A(17) FOFRS 6’6”


SUVERAN ROD

Guide

Braid Lure Action Piece(s) Type

2 – 8 lb 1/32 – 1/4 oz UL 2 Spinning

10 – 20 lb 1/4 – 3/4 oz M 2 Spinning

15 – 30 lb 1/4 – 1 oz M 2 Spinning

ax

Lure 60gm Monster

Jig 200gm Series

Butt Joint Spinning

ax

Lure 80gm Monster • 24 Ton Graphite

Butt Joint

Blank

Spinning

Jig 250gm Series • Fuji SMG Guide

4 – 15 lb 1/8 – 3/8 oz L• Fuji Reel Seat 1 Casting

Rod Butt

8 – 20 lb 1/6 – 1/2 oz ML• EVA ergonomic

2

handle

Casting

• Suitable for heavy cover game

15 – 30 lb 1/4 – 3/4 oz M 2 Casting

10 – 30 lb 1/6 – 5/8 oz ML 2 Casting

ax

Lure 60gm Monster

Jig 200gm Series

Butt Joint Casting

ax

Lure 80gm Monster

Jig 250gm Series

Butt Joint Casting

Braid Lure Action Piece(s) Type

2 – 8 lb 1/32 – 1/4 oz UL 2 Spinning

b 10 – 20 lb 1/4 – 3/4 oz M 2 Spinning

b 15 – 30 lb 1/4 – 1 oz M 2 Spinning

PE 4 Max

Lure 60gm Monster

Call Email Butt Joint

Jig 200gm Series

Spinning

PE 5 Max

Lure 80gm Monster

Jig 250gm Series

Butt Joint Spinning

4 – 15 lb 1/8 – 3/8 oz L 1 Casting

b 8 – 20 lb 1/6 – 1/2 oz ML 2 Casting

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1/4 – 3/4 oz M 2 Casting

b 10 – 30 lb 1/6 – 5/8 oz ML 2 Casting

PE 4 Max

Lure 60gm Monster

Butt Joint Casting

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