Thursday, October 30, 2008

Shimano Biomaster 2000

Bought this quite some time back. Fresh water outfit for NN - Shimano Biomaster 2000 & Daiwa Ardito.

Took around 4 visits to Sykt Kepong to finally settle with this combo. Was contemplating between the Abu range of rods and also Shimano, and Shimano Symetre & Twinpower for the reel. After considering the designs, budget and functionality, finally settled with these.

The Ardito is definitely the lightest among the lot and the lack of colours (black & silver) gives it a classy look that will not go out of style. Blanks wise no idea, am no doctor in this area. I just decide by flipping it and feel its stiffness. As for the Biomaster, its the latest of the Shimano spinners at that point of time, and it has all the latest specs without going above 4 digits for the price tag.

Bought the Bassart handle for the Conquest a while ago but never put it on. Fit perfectly on to the Biomaster. :-) But it won't stay on for long. ;-)
Native Arms - Black and silver all over. Nice... :-)
Loaded with 10lbs Fireline. Don't really like the line... high memory...
Shimano Biomaster

Ardito Native Arms

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pulau Jarak - Sept 08

This trip happened more than a month ago. Been a bit busy with work and worst of all, internet connection at home was giving problems and was finally sorted out last night!. So I have like 20 over posts pending :-p Was also in Pekan couple weeks back, so will blog about that soon.

Anyway i was the organiser for this 1-day trip. I needed a 1 day weekend getaway and Sitiawan seems to be the nearest option. So off we went to Pulau Jarak with Chung's new boat. It was a very unfruitful trip. Throughout the trip, only 2 fishes were landed on jig, 1 GT and 1 Black Tip. So in the late afternoon, we ended up trolling around Pulau Sembilan for Cencarus. Here are some pictures, and there's also a good write up from Bruce.

Hotel Sitiawan - NN under the sheets.
NN posing infront of Tuna II

My setups, Stellas and Poseidons. All of which didn't see any actions. Just salt.
NNDD with his ... can't remember what fish also... :-p
Taking shelter from the sudden shower - INDOOR style
Taking shelter - OUTDOOR style
The only Black Tip landed by Johnson.Tumpang glamor a bit :-D
NN having fun with the Cencarus

When there are no biggies.. have to make do a bit la...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Ever Green Poseidon Spin Jerker

It all started with my first Poseidon Spin Jerker Light which I matched with Shimano Stella C3000; my light jigging setup. And I totally love the combo. So I went on and expanded the combo...And here's the completion of the family... The Poseidon Stella Family!!!
Light Combo
Poseidon Spin Jerker Light & Shimano Stella C3000 '07
PSPJ 603L - Length - 6'3'', PE 2
Medium Light Combo
Poseidon Spin Jerker & Shimano Stella 5000 SW '08
PSPJ 502 - Length - 5'2'', PE 2.5
Medium Combo
Poseidon Spin Jerker & Shimano Stella 8000 FA
PSPJ 410 - Length - 4'10'', PE 4


- The FAMILY -

Friday, October 10, 2008

Shimano Stella 5000 SW

"New for 2009, the Stella Saltwater range has been awarded ICAST and AFTA's best saltwater reel category. The culmination of years of research and Shimano’s latest in advanced reel technology - the Stella Saltwater (SW) series raises and once again sets the benchmark for quality in the high end spinning reel market." - extract from Shimano Fishing.
Finally a new addition to the Stella Family!!! Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!! One of the definite improvements of the 2008 lineups is definitely the reduction in weight, and another being the Propulsion Spool Lip; which is a common feature in all new Shimano lineups. Another obvious change is the carbon grip, which is supposedly ultra light.
Here's a list of the features that most of which, I don't really understand... :-p
  • Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement with Low Wear Rate Pinion Gear
  • Propulsion Line Management System: Propulsion Spool Lip, SR One-Piece Bail Wire, Power Roller IV Oversized Roller with Overflange for the Ultimate in Line Protection, Redesigned Bail Trip, S-Arm Cam
  • Aero Wrap II Oscillation
  • Cold Forged Aluminum Spool: Proprietary Coating on Spool Lip is harder than a Ti coated Stainless Steel Spool Lip, Ceramic Coating on entire spool for extreme corrosion resistance
  • Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) Coating on Line Roller
  • SW Concept: Sw-Water Resistant Body, SW-Hyper Disk Drag, SW-Water Proof Drag, SW-Lightweight Ergonomic Handle Grips prevent premature bail trip
  • SR Concept: SR-Balanced Body, SR-Slider, SR-3BB Oscillation, SR-Handle, SR-3-D Gear Design, SR-Floating Shaft, SR-Rigid Support System
  • S Concept: S-Rotor, S-Guard, S-Shield Roller Clutch, S-Arm Cam
  • S A-RB Bearings (Shielded A-RB)
  • Twin Bearing Drag
  • Super Stopper II
  • Stopperless Design (No Anti-Reverse Switch)
  • Ultra light carbon grip
  • Direct Drive Mechanism (Thread-In Handle Attachment)
  • Fluidrive II
  • Maintenance Port
  • Aluminum Frame, Sideplate & Rotor
  • Dyna-Balance

There's a nice pictorial description for these features at Anglers Pro. And here's the official page from Shimano.


Improved pouch with multiple openings.

Propulsion Spool Lip
Ultra Light Carbon Grip

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Yumeya Reel Stand & Cork Handle Knob

With not much trips planned around the corner, I think I'm just gonna post my new toys. I think one of my favourite and most used reel now is the Stella C3000; being my primary light jigging setup, and occasional heavy fresh water casting. So here's some additional accessories since the Yumeya Drag Knob - Yumeya Reel Stand & Cork Handle Knob - from Plat. Seriously...once you go don't go back... :-p
Yumeya Reel Stand - Medium
Yumeya Cork Handle Knob
Tools that came with the cork handle knob.
Jeng Jeng Jeng!! :-D

Seriously, this is one of the most practical reel accessories that I have. It comes in really handy when you need to put your rod & reel on the ground for some reason. It keeps the reel high up away from scratches and dirt.