Many of you that have been following lureandfly.com for a while will know about my fetish for the Team Daiwa Battler rods of old. Enthusiast gear that still has a near cult following, and that is still highly sought after on the second hand market.
Originally the range included the Taurus, Sparrow and Kingbolt, and I have them all. In fact I have 3 Sparrow’s, and all of them are in my regular rotation. To this day, when they come up second hand, I seriously consider purchasing them for fear that some day mine will come to an unhappy end and I’ll be left without them.
I first heard that the Battler’s were being reintroduced about a month ago. I’ve seen prototypes, and I’m excited!
I’m not at liberty to discuss any further details, but we can assume from the teaser released yesterday, that the new incarnations will include:
- SVF – Super Volume Fibre for incredible thinness, sensitivity and lightness (as seen in Tournament Specialist Bream Rods)
- AGS guides
- Megatop solid tip technology (as used in the Steez range)
- V-Joint 2 piece technology (as seen in Tournament Specialist Bream Rods)
Best of all they’ll be here this winter. Stay tuned as more information is released over the coming weeks and months