Shimano Tribal hengels
At Carp den, all of Shimano’s Tribal carp rods will be on display at their stand: TX-1, TX-2, TX-4, TX-5, TX-7, TX-9, TX-Ultra + spod rods. Want to know what exactly is the difference between the rods from each price range? Are you curious which rods would be most suitable for your fishing water? Team Tribal is ready for you! Hear first-hand experiences with Tribal carp rods so you can make the best choice when looking for a new carp kit. There will be Dutch as well as Belgian and German Team Tribal members present who fish on different waters and choose different rods.
If you didn’t see them last year, the now very popular TX-5 rods are an absolute must-see. TX-5 gives a sense of quality – something you don’t often find in this price range. So when you drop by the Shimano booth, take a good hold of these gems so you can judge for yourself. Also be sure to have them properly warped by prostaffers like Alijn Danau, Niels van Vooren and Mark Hoedemakers who, like many other Tribal members, have plenty of experience with the latest TX-5 rods (including the 10′ and 12′ in 2.75lbs). According to them, this is a rod that is particularly impressive. Apart from the TX-5, they obviously also have a lot of experience with rods in other price ranges (including previous generations). They can tell you from their own experience all about the differences between the Tribal rods.
Recently added TX-7A
Last summer, a new top-of-the-range Shimano Tribal rod series was released: the TX-7A. This series is known for its sublime casting characteristics that are very much to the liking of carp anglers who mainly fish by casting, requiring the utmost from their equipment. When you see them, the appearance of these rods betrays that these are very serious rods. The blank starts with a brilliant smooth carbon that gradually turns into a beautiful matt finish. The new TX-7s have undergone a very intensive development process where several high-end blank technologies were used during production. The slim High Modulus Full Carbon M40X blank has been developed using Shimano Nonosheet, Biofibre and HPC technology. In fishing terms, this makes the blank extremely responsive with the carbon construction ensuring fast recovery. In addition, while fishing you will experience its powerful casting properties that turn into a fine and subtle action during the fight. Of course, this high-end series is neatly finished with high-quality stainless steel Kigan Zirconia guide eyes that ensure optimal line guidance for far and accurate casts. To top it all off, the elegant and slightly curved EVA handle is fitted with a Fuji DPS reel holder for securely fixing your precious Shimano reels. In short, this rod is definitely worth a look for the casting angler!
Models include the widely used 12″/360 cm 2.75 LB all-rounder, which possesses a 40 mm starting guide but a relatively larger top guide. This model offers the perfect balance of casting power, casting accuracy and subtle drill performance. The 13″/390 cm Intensity variants with 3.5 lbs+, for example, are real casting machines. These are equipped with a 50 mm starting guide and therefore offer even more casting power. For those who take on the ultimate challenge of really long distance casting (150-200m), they should look at the 13”/390 cm Intensity model.
So, will there be an all-new Tribal rod series on show at the fair? The answer is YES! Just for you visitors, Shimano is showing the brand-new Shimano Tribal TX-4A series for the very first time. This promising mid-range model is worth a look. What makes it interesting is that it incorporates a completely new carbon technology with, for the first time, revolutionary T1100G high modulus carbon in the tip. This addition provides a very fast recovery rate, allowing you to cast very accurately at a distance. It also uses Shimano Biofibre and Diaflash technology that provide the perfect balance between power and subtlety. The series is available from a subtle 9-foot model for the stalking angler to a 13-foot Intensity beast for long-distance fishing and everything in between. This makes the new Shimano TX-4A series a very interesting rod for those looking for a set of rods with lots of quality at a relatively favourable price.
|2.74m 3.00lb 2pcs
|3.05m 2.75lb 2pcs
|3.05m 3.00lb 2pcs
|3.05m 3.25lb 2pcs
|3.66m 2.75lb 2pcs
|3.66m 3.00lb 2pcs
|3.66m 3.25lb 2pcs
|3.66m 3.50+lb 2pcs
|3.96m 3.50+lb 2pcs
At the carp fair, you can check out the entire range of carp reels. From the entry-level BAITRUNNER ST FB reel to the high-end AEROTECHNIUM MAGNESIUM and everything in between. They are all there for you to try out! So what’s the difference between the SPEEDMASTER and an ULTEGRA? The guys at Shimano can tell you all about the features of each Shimano reel. The great thing is that they tell from their own experience on the bank. Are you looking for a new set but not yet sure which reels to choose? Then you’ve come to the right place, regardless of your experience or budget. Dutch, Belgian and German Team Tribal members will be present at this stand (131, Hall 3), fishing on various waters in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe.
Beloved ULTEGRA XTE
One of the best-known big pits is the Shimano ULTEGRA. Most people are familiar with it, but to refresh your memory, the Ultegra consists of a CI4+ body that hides a number of advanced technologies. Hagane Gear and X-Ship, combined with Infinity Drive and Silent Drive, make for amazingly smooth and light rotations. But what’s even better is that this reel has Super Slow Oscillation. That alone is a reason to buy the Ultegra XTE. Combine this with the other advanced technologies included in these reels and you really can’t pass it up.
Recently added Power Aero
If you haven’t seen it yet, the new Power Aero was first unveiled at Carp den Bosch last year. Since then, countless anglers have taken it to the water and no one has regretted their purchase. Equipped with the very latest Shimano casting technologies, this absolutely first-class reel casts your rig with remarkable speed and precision. It allows you to reach your feeding spot on big water with extreme accuracy. Moreover, the Power Aero is Shimano’s most powerful big pit that you will enjoy for years to come. Powerful features are an important aspect for many specimen anglers who choose the Power Aero. There is no need to be afraid and you can always fish with confidence – the Power Aero never lets you down! Designed in Japan, the Power Aero has a beautiful, sleek, two-tone finish and exudes the highest quality and craftsmanship. If you haven’t seen it yet, you should definitely give it a try!
Fishing with BAITRUNNER freespool reels is still the first choice for many carp anglers. The simple and reliable Shimano BAITRUNNER system is very user-friendly and the reels are rock solid and super strong. For these reasons, the BAITRUNNER has earned a rock-solid reputation for decades. At the Shimano stand you will find the different BAITRUNNER reels in all sizes and price ranges. Don’t hesitate to ask questions of the Shimano team. That’s what they are there for!
What else is there to see?
ALL Shimano Tribal rods, Shimano reels, lines and carp care will be on display on the Shimano stand. For all your questions about these products and where and when best to use them, visit stand 139 in Hall 3. Apart from the launch of the new Tribal TX-4A series, there are a few more firsts at Shimano. For the first time, you can come and see TWO BRAND NEW CARP REELS and have a taste of a new boilie flavour from the Shimano ISOLATE BAITS range. Be sure to drop by so you can be up to date with Shimano.
Besides ALL the existing Shimano carp reels that will be on display at the show, Shimano will also surprise us with TWO VERY NEW Shimano BIG PITS. Especially for all visitors, these 2 reels will be the first to be seen. Shimano will not reveal which ones exactly, but they are worth a look!
Besides the reels, of course, all Shimano carp rods, lines and other carp accessories will also be on display. By the way, Shimano also has 3 giveaways for visitors to the show. So you can win fantastic prizes if you enter. More information to follow… Stay tuned!