The Abyss Bent Butt rod has been successfully tested on NZ's Swordfish with excellent results, and also makes a fantastic deepdrop rod for Puka and Bass. These Rods Are a soft-tipped durable rod, and you can see the tip movement for small bites at well over 400m.
The new Shimano Abyss range of seven blue-water-centric rods provide dynamic, lightweight, yet very strong tamers of powerful blue-water species such as kingfish, bass, hapuku, tuna, billfish and the mighty broadbill swordfish.
Shimano NZ, in conjunction with Tony Orton from Offshore Adventures, began thoroughly testing them, but with only minor tweaks required from the first samples, the Shimano Abyss range was born. Literally hundreds of hard-fighting kingfish, hapuku, huge sharks and billfish have been caught using the Shimano Abyss range, which includes: PE8 Jig/live-bait rods (5’3”/1.6m) in overhead and spin configurations; 40-100lb pitch-bait rods (6’4”/1.93m) in overhead and spin; two straight-butt, stand-up game rods (5’2”/1.57m) in 15-24kg and 24-37kg; and a 5’6”/1.68m bent-butt (detachable) stand-up game rod rated for 60-100lb lines.
The Shimano ABYSS range of 7 blue water centric rods have utilized only the best rod building technology available that has created a dynamic, lightweight yet very strong tamer of the powerful blue water species like kingfish, bass, hapuku, tuna, billfish and the mighty broadbill swordfish.
The design brief from the top was clear - engineer a series of rods that not only look the business cosmetically from the tip to the butt section but must complete MSL tests of well over specified line ratings at 45° and 60° respectively, also, the Shimano ABYSS range needed to be able to handle the tough rigours of day-to-day charter work - no easy task!!
Shimano Abyss Bent Butt Game Rod 60 - 100lb Features:
- Shimano T45 graphite blanks
- Fuji SiN II guides
- AFTCO Alloy #2 Bent Butt
- Alloy Gimbal
- Length: 5'6"
- Line weight class: 60-100lb
Shimano Abyss Bent Butt Game Rod 60 - 100lb Spec's:
* Model: ABYSS GAME SW
* Length: 5'6"
* Pieces: 2 (Removable bent butt)
* Line Weight: 60 - 100lb
* Style: Bent Butt
* Guides: 8 ceramic inclusive of Rod Tip
One Year Rod Warranty
Captain Cols Recommendation:
I personally use the Shimano Abyss 60-100lb Bent Butt rod matched up with a Talica 50II for my deep drop fishing excursions and find them very sensitive, yet powerful.
This rod is forgiving to the angler, yet brutal on the fish. Makes the job of winding up fish out of 450m a lot easier than it is otherwise if using a broomstick rod.
My recommendation as to quality and practicality is 10 out of 10
Cheer's Captain Col
Owner/Operator: Discount Fishing Supplies
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