Built for the toughest conditions
The Shimano Tiagra 80 WA and T-Curve Bent Butt Big Game Rod and Reel Combo
strikes the perfect balance between quality and value.
The Shimano Tiagra 80 WA Game Reel
is geared specifically to handle not only the fish themselves but also the harsh saltwater environment. Perfect for large Striped, Blue or Black Marlin it features a slightly darker, heavier gold anodising, a newly designed Septon power handle and a drilled drag quadrant with a drag curve better suited to New Zealand conditions.
The heavier anodising makes these reels even more resistant to the ravages of saltwater, while the click stop drag quadrant permits more precise drag adjustments. The counterbalanced handle falls easily to hand when striking a fish and makes winding easier during the course of a long fight. It’s rubberised ‘tackiness’ combats sweaty which, as you may know, can be a problem during the course of a long hard-fought fight.
Another major rule of game fishing is that the leverage you create in a chair or stand-up harness with a big marlin, tuna or shark on the end of the line places a HUGE amount of pressure on the tackle. That’s exactly why Shimano has made the Tiagra’s one piece machine-cut frame from a 7mm aluminium tube (the thickest on the market). Team that up with the A-RB bearings, heavy duty stainless steel gears, a two speed shifting mechanism and you are guaranteed a reel that is as serious at catching fish as you are. Choose the Shimano Tiagra 80 WA, you’ll need nothing else…
The Shimano T-Curve 37kg Bent Butt Game Rod
features the original Shimano T-Curve blank technology which utilises a unique 3 ply graphite weave construction. This ensures that the rod is light, yet durable and offers plenty of power for big fish. Ideally matched up with any 80 WA reel this rod gives you the serious lifting power you need when hooked onto large Marlin. If you want to give yourself the best possible advantage and land that big Blue Marlin then use the Shimano T-Curve 37kg Bent Butt Game Rod
on your next trip out.
Shimano Tiagra 80 WA Game Reel Features:
Shimano Tiagra 80 WA Game Reel Specifications:
- Heavier gold anodising makes the reel even more resistant to the ravages of salt water
- Click stop drag quadrant permits more precise drag adjustments
- Counterbalanced handle falls easily to hand when striking a fish and makes winding easier during the course of a long fight
- Rubberised handle 'tackiness' combats sweaty palms
- Aluminium Cold Forged Spool to provide increased strength and durability
- Anti-Rust Bearings; at least 10 times more corrosion resistant than standard stainless steel ball bearings
- 2-Speed Gearing
Shimano Tiagra 80 WA Game Reel Schematic Diagram
Shimano T-Curve Bent Butt Game Rod Features:
- Retrieve per Crank: 94/48 cm
- Bearings: 4
- Max Drag: 24kg
- Mono Cap: 36 kg/868 m
- Drag Type: LD
- Weight: 3266g
- Gear Ratio: 2.5:1, 1.3:1
- AFTCO Guides
- Eva/Detachable Alloy Bent Butt
- Metallic gold, silver and black thread
- Pieces: 1
- Length: 1.55m / 5.1"
- Line Weight: 37kg
- Lure Weight: N/A
- Blank Type: TC3
- Grip Assembly: Eva/Bent Butt
- Guide Type: Pacbay/SIC
- Action: Moderate
- Gimbal Type: Alloy
- Reel Seat: Alloy Bent