Penn Battle Reels

The new series of Penn Battle II reels are one of the most affordable and value for quality reels that I have come across as a retailer of fishing gear in Australia.

One standout feature is that you actually get a full metal body reel for well under $200!

What makes a metal body so good? Well not only does it make the Penn Battle a super durable reel for the fisho that might put it under a little bit of punishment such as a rock fisherman, it also allows the gears to form a much better alignment resulting in smoother and more powerful operation.

Another standout feature of the Penn Battle is the rubber ring that sits around the spool. Penn Reels call it “Superline Spool” and right so as it means that unlike traditional methods if you are the type of fisho that loves a good capacity of braid then now there is no longer a need to use backing to lock the line onto the spool. How many of you have had problemsin the past where you have tied braid direct to the spool only to find out that it slips and you lose drag? Well Penn have solved that issue with the rubber ring on the Penn Battle Reels spool.

Penn Battle Reels come in several sizes to choose from as follows:

Penn Battle 2500 – is asmall sized fishing reel that is going to match well to a 6-7ft rod rated around 2-5kg so trout, bass, bream, whiting anglers are going to love this reel.
See more info about the Penn Battle 2500 Reel

Penn Battle 3000Still a small reel this size is going to suit rods that are around 6ft to 7.5 foot in length – line rating around 3-7kg but what’s more interesting about this size isthat you could also use it on a light luderick rod up to around 10ft also.
See more info on the Penn Battle 3000 Reel

Penn Battle 4000 Now we’re getting to the midsized reel that will offer a fair bit of versatility in the fact that you could use this reel as heavy estuary fishing reel to chase tailor or perhaps a small jewfish, you could use it for chasing barramundi or mangrove jack up north, or you could use it as a light surf or offshore fishing reel.
See more information on the Penn Battle 4000 Reel.

Penn Battle 6000 This is where we are starting to get into a large size reel. Where I would recommend one to use a Penn battle 6000 is on a boat offshore to chase snapper and other reef
fish or perhaps a kingfish, bonito, salmon or tailor on the surface. Same goes for beach and rock fishing – this reel would be the ideal size for chasing all your favourite surf and rock fish species.
See More information on the Penn Batle 6000 Reel.

Penn Battle 8000 is the beast in the series. So where would you use such a reel? Offshore boat enthusiasts, surf and rock fishos will appreciate this model to be a decent size for holding a good line capacity from mid-heavy line class. Go ahead and use this size reel to target small tuna, kingfish, amberjack, dolphinfish, large reef fish and more.
See More information on the Penn Batle 8000 Reel.

These tough reels come with 5+1 ball bearings, aluminium bail wire, and quality aluminium spool and have advanced engineering resulting in a reel that offers impressive quality for money.

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Shimano Thunnus CI4 Fishing Reel

Introducing the new Shimano Thunnus CI4 Fishing Reels.

For 2010 Shimano have re-released their famous Thunnus baitrunner style fishing reel however this time round they have added the Thunnus reels to the CI4 Family of fishing reels..

So what does CI4 stand for?  Well CI4 refers to the construction of the fishing reel. It is a Re-enforced carbon fibre that creates a strong but incredibility light weight fishing reel.

  • This CI4 material is a product invented that is stronger than steel and lighter than magnesium.Shimano’s Thunnus CI4 fishing reels are their Premier Baitrunner fishing reel.The Shimano Thunnus Reels feature:* Lightweight CI4 Frame and Rotor (AL on 12000)
    * Aluminum Sideplate
    * Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement
    * Propulsion Line Management System: Propulsion Spool Lip, SR One-Piece Bail Wire, Power Roller III. Redesigned Bail Trip, S-Arm Cam
    * Varispeed Oscillation
    * S-Concept, S-Rotor, S-Arm Cam, Direct Drive Mechanism (Thread-In Handle Attachment), Oversized Septon Grips for Power and Comfort, WP Drag (Waterproof Drag)
    * Machined Aluminum Handle
    * Dartainium II Drag Washers (Cross Carbon)
    * Repairable Clicker
    * S A-RB (Shielded A-RB) Ball Bearings
    * Super Stopper II Anti-Reverse
    * Dyna-Balance
    * Floating Shaft

    * Fluidrive II Gearing
    * Approved for use in Saltwater
    * Rated for use with Mono, Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines

    A Brilliant NEW strong, light weight fishing reel perfect! what more could you ask for!

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    Where Can I buy the NEW Shimano Thunnus CI4 Fishing Reels?

    The Shimano Thunnus CI4 Fishing Reels can be purchased from the ocean storm fishing tackle shop website here:

  • Daiwa Saltist Spin Fishing Reels

    Ocean Storm Fishing Tackle are pleased to advise we are stockists of Daiwa’s new Saltist Spin Fishing Reels

    The Daiwa Saltist 4500H Spin fishing reel features a strong aluminum body and side plate, 5 +1 ball bearings, braid friendly air bail tubular stainless steel bail, Sealed waterproof drag and more. This Model of Daiwa Saltist spinning reel has a high speed gear ratio of 6.2:1 and has a fishing line capacity of PE 3 (400 meters of 30lb braid) or 300 meters of 40lb Drag pressure rating is max 10kgs.

    The 6500H Daiwa Saltist spinning reel has a high speed gear ratio of 6.2:1 and has a fishing line capacity of PE 5 (500 meters of 50lb braid) Drag pressure rating is max 30kgs.

    The new Saltist spinning reels are designed for serious saltwater fishing, and that means simple, straight forward mechanisms that can withstand the punishment and still work flawlessly, time after time.

    Due to massive public demand for the Daiwa Saltist Spin fishing reels there is limited stock coming and going. As many of the first few shipments are sold out! There will be pleanty of reels avaialable in coming months of 2010.

    Our Daiwa Saltist Spin Reels are located here on our website:

     Daiwa Saltist Spinning Reel

    Daiwa Saltist Spinning Reel

    FIN-NOR Fishing Reels

    Hi All,

    Ocean Storm Fishing Tackle is now pleased to announce we are stockists of FIN-NOR Reels. You can view our current range on our online fishing store website at this location.

    A real interesting fishing reel in the Fin-Nor range is the offshore spin. A heavy duty fishing reel capable of some seriously hard work and punishment. The 6500, 7500, 8500 and 9500 size reels all with 60lb drag.

    Daiwa Fishing Reels

    Daiwa Fishing Reels have established themselves in the Australian market place to be a quality top notch fishing brand. There are many Products in the Daiwa Range including Daiwa Fishing Reels, Daiwa Fishing Rods, Diawa Fishing Lures and tackle.

    After a long wait Ocean Storm Fishing Tackle is now a retail distributor for Daiwa Fishing Products in Australia. Whilst we need to wait a period of time longer to establish ourselves as a quality Daiwa retailer we are at this point in time not able to offer Tournament Grade products such as the Daiwa Saltiga and a few other select models, But as we establish ourselves with the Daiwa range in our product portfolio this will change. We are hoping that we will establish a tournament dealer contract sometime in 2010.

    We are able to obtain a large portion of the Daiwa Fishing Product Range and will include this on our website as soon as possible. We have already started to put up product links on our online shopping website so that you can buy Daiwa products from us online.

    For Daiwa Fishing Reels you can find them on our website here: Daiwa Fishing Reels

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