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Austackle M2500

In September of 2016 I purchased a  Austackle M2500 Masterclass spin reel with 8kg sealed carbon drag, a gear ratio of 5.2:1, 9+1 stainless steel Japanese anti-corrosion ball bearings and which weighs only 270 grams. Over the last few months I have targeted bream, flathead, dart, queenfish, trevally and even mack tuna with this reel and it has not skipped a beat. The aluminium body of the M2500 spinning reel feels very solid whilst you are in the throes of combat with hard fighting pelagic species.

Austackle Verto 2000

Over the last few months I have been using a  Austackle Verto 2000 sized spin reel with 5kg of drag, a gear ratio of 5.2:1, 9+1 stainless steel Japanese anti-corrosion ball bearings and which weighs only 197 grams. I purchased this reel specifically for targeting bream and flathead and matched it with a Austackle Camo-Stik 1-3kg rod. The larger diameter spool means I can cast further, meaning I can target fish from further away, essential when I do not want to spook them on the flats of Fraser Island.