SHIMANO FISHING BUYER GUIDE
Unboxing your brand-new Shimano reel or rod is something akin to unwrapping presents when we were kids. We can hardly contain our excitement, we can’t wait to show our friends and can hardly wait to hit the water. Get your next Shimano from Fishing Tackle Shop. We have an amazing range of Shimano fishing gear for sale. Our commitment to providing outstanding customer service won’t be beaten and we bring Shimano gear to you at impressive prices.
For many anglers, Shimano represents the pinnacle of cutting edge fishing gear research and development. Shimano is the pace setter, the formula one of everything fishing. Shimano’s continuing drive to innovate, refine performance and apply the latest materials and technologies to their range is part of the reason fishing equipment across all brands has advanced so rapidly in the last decade.
Shimano has a rod and reel for every application and every budget. From entry level to beyond the top shelf, Shimano has a pedigree and class that keeps them firmly planted as an industry leader.
SHIMANO FISHING REELS
Here at Fishing Tackle Shop we have a massive array of Shimano Fishing Reels for sale at some of the best prices on the internet. From spin baitcaster, overhead through to game reels.
SHIMANO SPIN REELS
Where does one begin. Shimano have such an extensive range of spin reels it is virtually impossible to seek out your ideal spin reel here and come up empty handed. It doesn’t matter whether you are budget conscious or driven purely by getting the best reel you can find for your application, Shimano has you covered and we have plenty to choose from here at Fishing Tackle Shop.
For the inshore angler with a love of saltwater and freshwater fishing styles, where budget is not a consideration look at the best of the best, the Stella. From a finesse 1000 size to a general purpose 4000, it doesn’t get better. Jam packed full of ball bearings which provide a crank like no other. S-direct gearing provides unrivalled power in perfect synchronicity. This is a reel we strive to own.
On the other side of the spectrum, everybody can own Shimano technology. The Hyperloop range gets you on the water for less than breakfast out. Importantly, the 2500, 4000 and 6000 offers entry level budgets and beginner anglers all the class and precision for which Shimano stake their reputation. Despite the tiny budget, these guys are not toys. For a few more bells and whistles, as well as different size options, you can’t go past the next step up being the Sienna range.
For the flesh and live bait anglers, it’s worth checking out the Baitrunner range, that includes the Thunnus and long cast models. The Ultegra is a beautiful option for beach and rock anglers, superior quality that won’t cost the earth.
Heavy duty anglers hunting the likes of Kingfish and Tuna will love the Twin Power series, incredible innovation and performance for when the budget has a little more flexibility. For anglers chasing a bigger class of saltwater fish, it’s very hard to go past the Saragosa and the Biomaster.
Want to know what size spinning reel to purchase? – Check out our handy reel size guide here
SHIMANO BAITACSTERS AND OVERHEAD REELS
The Shimano Curado is where you begin when compromise is not an option. Salt or Fresh, Barra or Murray Cod, Flathead or Bass, the Curado is a dream crank, the perfect cast and one of the flagship Shimano baitcasters for sale. Traditionally seen as expensive, Shimano baitcasters are far more accessibly priced than you might imagine. Some others in the mid-price range baitcast category includes the Calcutta, Chronarch and Citica. The Curado though is a true legend, loved across the world for a quarter century. Here in Australia, it’s a master for Murray Cod and Big Barra. Curado is our biggest selling baitcaster reel.
For those with tighter pockets, there are still fantastic Shimano baitcasters that we sell and haven’t mentioned in this article that get will you out on the water for less.
For the overhead enthusiasts, Shimano provides awesome options for all budgets and applications. From casting, trolling to bottom bouncing, Shimano is number one on the blue water. For those wanting the best, the Shimano Trinidad provides incredible reliability but it’s phenomenal casting prowess that makes Trinidad a true legend.
For the budget conscious, the famous TR200 gets you a powerful reel with features such as level wind for a very affordable price. On the next level up, the Charter special provides impressive line capacity and lever drag functionality. In the mid-priced bracket, the super slick looking Torium offers a range of sizes. With its casting ability and sheer power, the Torium will suit the angler chasing pelagic species from the rocks and blue water.
The Tekoa is extremely robust. Built to handle the toughest fish caught deep and while trolling. Geared low to crank hard, there is no ocean monster immune from its pull. For the angler that loves to fish deep, bouncing the bottom for outstanding table fish, check out the electric reels we have for sale. Feature packed with beautiful displays that are easy to read and understand, these high tech electric reels will take all the back breaking work out of fishing deep, while maintaining all the action of the fight.
SHIMANO GAME AND JIGGING REELS
With several sizes from which to choose, the Shimano Tiagra is a masterful piece of engineering. With 2 speeds, one for cranking heavy and one for faster pace, the Tiagra dominates the Blue water. The 130A heads the pack and is designed for the biggest fish the ocean can offer. Our biggest sellers though are the Tiagra 50WLRSA and the 30WLRSA as these sizes are more versatile to tackle marlin, tuna and sharks across the coast lines of Australia. The Tyrnos series is another model in the reel range that is inexpensive as far a game reels go but this lever drag model, pits you against game species without busting the bank. For a no nonsense, affordable and popular Game reel, the TLD series with their lightweight graphite frame is Mr reliable under the toughest of game pressure.
The Trinidad mentioned earlier is an ideal choice for jigging up the like of GTs and massive Tuna but the Talica, available in one and two speed gearing, is a piece of jigging brilliance. With a waterproof drag, amazing styling and plenty of drag and line capacity, it has the power to turn the most unwilling fish toward the boat.
From the beach to rocks and rivers, salt and fresh, game and general purpose, the Shimano rod range will have your head in a spin. So much from which to choose, but one thing is certain and constant through the Shimano rod range. The hardware is outstanding, the blanks are cutting edge technology, light but powerful and incredibly strong, their performance is second to none and the overall design and finish of the rods are nothing short of impressive.
Once upon a time many anglers would seek to purchase custom built rods. Not anymore! Technology, design and performance of rods have advanced so much over the last decade or so that we can’t remember the last time we sold a rod blank and a rod building kit to a customer that wanted a custom rod built. Shimano are at the forefront of rod engineering and is a brand that we highly recommend to our customers when considering purchasing their next fishing rod.
T-Curve is one rod model we sell bred for boat fishing. Available in overhead and spin models you can get deep with this super strong model and tackle monsters. T- Curve is also available in a game range, for tackling the likes of monster Marlin, Sharks and huge Tuna but for the anglers that fish inshore there is also some a more finesse range of models for sale. For another top end option hit the JDM series for jigging and casting stick baits and poppers, also available in spin and overhead. For heavy duty game performance with a budget in mind, check out our amazing prices on the Shimano Backbone fishing rods. Hooking in to the oceans biggest has never been more affordable.
For the wanders amongst us that can’t stand to go anywhere without a rod. Check out the Revolution and Raider Travel series. The Raider is the ideal inshore travel companion, where the revolution has a large range of models designed for pointing at a much heavier class of fish.
The beach and rock anglers have demands for seriously durable and responsive rods. The Aerowave provides just that, with added convenience via 2 and 3-piece models. Shimano Revolution Coastal is another perfect option for the beach angler and rock hopper. With amazing performance graphite blanks coupled with good componentry, Revolution provides a premium fishing experience.
For everything else in the Shimano rod range. Check out the general light medium class rods for sale. We have a couple of models that offer entry level brilliance. There is something for everybody in the range and at an affordable price.
Some of you may not be sure what type of rod you need to purchase so below is a few basic suggestions.
Rivers & Lakes – Targeting bream, whiting, Australian bass, trout, flathead and other light class fish. Our suggestion is to look for a 6-7ft rod with a line rating of between 2-5kg approx. If targeting a larger class of fish then you can go with a rod rating of between 5-10kgs such as targeting barramundi or murray cod as a couple of examples. We also have quite a few rods rated in between to target yellowbelly, mangrove jack and other mid class fish species.
Rock Fishing – our biggest selling size for rock angling within Australia is in the 9-10ft size most rods in this calibre are rated 5kgs+
Beach Fishing – our recommendation is to go for a longer class of rods to use on beaches where there is a fair bit of swell and wash. Our biggest selling beach rod size is between 10-13ft. If your beaches are more sheltered and often calm you can always get away with a much shorter and lighter rod, especially if its only light class fish such as bream and whiting that you are targeting.
Offshore Boat Fishing – It really does depend on what you are targeting. Generally, the rods most anglers purchase for boat fishing usually don’t exceed 7ft. We have a wide range of boat rods for reef fishing through to game rods. Boat rods will generally have a heavier line rating from 5kg through to around 37kg. If you need help picking the best boat rod for your needs feel welcome to get in touch with us for further advice.
SHIMANO LINE AND ACCESSORIES
Spool your Shimano reel with one of Shimano’s amazing braids. Grab the Ocea 8 ply for the best of the best. Power Pro regular offers exceptional quality at a more accessible price. Power Pro is also available in an 8 ply, where Power Pro Depth hunter is multi coloured for working out exactly where you are in the water Column, ideal for jigging. Shimano Kairiki is an 8 ply for sale at unbelievably accessible price.
Of course, like any other major brand, Shimano have an amazing range of Shimano apparel and Shimano fishing accessories for sale as well. From tools to tackle boxes and storage, brilliant tackle bags,
And fishing knives. Shimano apparel is made for tough Australian conditions, from hats to shirts, nothing is better when your fishing than stepping out wearing your favourite brand.
Like many global companies Shimano began its life in a very humble manner. In 1921 Shozaburo Shimano rented a small space and borrowed a lathe. He made a sprocket. It is difficult to conceive that he imagined such a beginning would evolve into an empire with revenues of over 2.5 billion annually with offices and factories spanning the globe.
Shimano began in bicycles. Today, it is indeed one of the biggest players in the sport. In 1970, the fishing tackle division was born. It’s market leadership in areas of cold forging made reel manufacturing an obvious progression. In 1971The DUX series of spinning reels is in the market. 40 odd years later, the Shimano range of fishing tackle is truly phenomenal, a household name. And like its presence and influence in cycling, Shimano leads the way, setting the benchmark in development, innovation and quality in fishing. If there is one name you can trust it is Shimano Fishing Gear.