(Ideal for lake, river, stream, harbours etc) Perfect rods for use with soft plastic lures, hardbody lures and blades.
The New Catana has received a fantastic cosmetic make over. Now, they look even better, with all of the affordable performance that has made them so very popular in the first place. This is some very classy lightweight fishing at a price that will certainly blow your socks off. For the uninitiated, Catana is an affordable rod series Shimano developed to ensure the budget bound angler has access to Shimano precision and technology.
The 3 rods below are designed specifically for lightweight work including finesse style fishing. Your choice will be determined by the length you require, and the weight of the lures you wish to cast. They are legendary with soft plastics and equally as adept at extracting incredible action from hard bodies. Their sensitivity allows you to work your lures at peak, feel every contour of the bottom, every snag and, most of all, every fishy enquiry.
Ideal for salt and fresh, you’ll be pointing these superb weapons at all of our inshore favourites. Ideal in the fresh for trout and Bass, the same rod will see you well place to attack the oyster racks for bream, the weed beds for Whiting and the Mud flats for some superb Flathead action.
These 3 rods are well suited to strapping on a 1000, 2000 or 2500 spin reel. Spend a little more money on the reel and you might even be able to get a super compact 3000. Whatever the case, you have options.
Don’t be fooled by the entry level price tag. The most experience lure angler will feel the performance of the Catana. Where the newbie or novice is concerned, we can’t think of a better, more affordable way to taste the joys of finesse fishing for the first time, or, for that matter, tossing your very first soft plastic. Grab a couple, you’ll be very glad you did.
|Model||Length||Piece construction||Line weight class||Lure WT (g)||Butt||Suggested Reel Size|
|602SPIN||1.83m (6ft)||2pc||2-4kg||7||Split EVA||1000-2500|
|662SPIN||1.98m (6ft6in)||2pc||3-5kg||10||Split EVA||2500-3000|
|702SPIN||2.13m (7ft)||2pc||2-4kg||3||Split EVA||2500|
♦ Blank: 24 Ton Toray Graphite
♦ Butt Assembly: Shimano Split EVA with Custom Reel Seats
♦ Guides: Sea Guide. Light weight Zirconium
♦ Super sensitive - great for fishing with soft plastics, blades and hardbody lures
♦ New upgraded model : Release Date 2016
Note: Images for illustration only – slight variances may occur. Price is for 1 rod only. Choose model when ordering.
All models on this listing have been specially built to tailor to anglers that fish in both freshwater and saltwater situations. These rods are built to fish light so rivers, lakes, harbours, streams are the types of situations where these rods will perform best. See our table above for reel size suggestions. We sell reels separately via our fishing reels section.
Best selling model: By far the 702 Spin is our best seller – great for estuaries, lakes and other light applications. It is the ultimate soft plastic spin rod.
♦ Brilliant new styling ensures you have the best looking rig in the group.
♦ Sea Guide Zirconium guides provide an ultra-smooth finish for excellent line management, strength and durability while remaining super lightweight.
♦ All Rods are 2 piece construction for ease of transport and convenient storage.
♦ The Shimano Split EVA grips provides an incredible ‘connected’ feel, allowing the angler to feel everything going on at the business end of the line.
♦ Each rod is incredibly light for hours of fatigue free casting. This light feel defies the amazing strength of the Toray graphite blank.
From boat, bank and Kayak the Catana is a brilliant rod and very hard to pass up when you are looking for outstanding value for money. Make no mistake. The Shimano Catana is a performance series of Spin rods built for ultimate fishing satisfaction on a conservative budget.