Something for the pool room
Most people wouldn’t pick fishers as collectors, but they are. Your average fishing type has a shed full of rods, reels, tackle and gadgets all gathered over the years, as the next best thing they needed to make sure they hooked a fish. Then there’s the stuff that is too good for the dusty corner of the shed that takes pride of place on the mantle.
Rapala Fat Rap Prop Set of three — $99.00 per set
Produced in limited quantity for the discerning collector, each lure is tastefully packaged in a limitededition box for unique presentation. At almost 11 g and only 5 cm long, these compact tear-drop shaped, floating prop baits (above right) are designed for top-water action. If you do want to get it wet the lure is crafted from Balsa wood, and is equipped with dual stainless steel propellers, that fractionate water and produce a bubble trail as it wobbles and splutters on a steady retrieve.
Daiwa Coastal 200HS TWS $369.99 each
The Daiwa Coastal 200HS casting reel (above left) features a new inshore design that is comfortable to fish and still delivers the added toughness and increased line capacity you need for fighting big fish. High strength brass gearing material delivers maximum winding power and the longer cut-away 100 mm swept handle provides additional leverage.