Best New Product , EFTTEX 2016. – Rods

Best New Product , EFTTEX 2016. – Rods

Best new rods are coming from Daiwa, with Tenryu and Shimano tied in the second place!

Daiwa Prorex XR

closeup image of the Daiwa Prorex XR rod

The winner of the rod category at EFTTEX 2016, Prorex XR spinning rod by Daiwa

The 25 model range of the Prorex XR rods are designed for the wide variety of big predator lure fishing methods in Europe. Their advanced blank technology of HVF Nanoplus is reinforced with X45 ‘bias carbon technology’ for controlled torque and increased accuracy. Featuring a true spigot assembly, the flex of the V-Joint ensures a perfect curvature. Beside the spinning model, the line also features baitcast and jerkbait fishing variants.


  • HVF / Nanoplus / X45
  • V-Joint
  • Fuji TVS reel seat
  • Fuji ‘K’ guides
  • Original Daiwa hook keeper

Whether light lure or big hard baits, the Prorex XR will handle it.


Tenryu Injection SP 73 XH

image of the Injection SP 73 XH Travel rod

Tenryu’s Injection SP 73 XH Travel, the perfect rod for the angler on the move..

The Injection SP 73 XH Travel is the result of collaboration between the Japanese manufacturer Tenryu and French brand Ultimate Fishing.

This rod was designed for European anglers, and especially for travellers in search of a small closed-length rod (78cm) which would fit easily in standard luggage or any kind of car trunk.

The difficulty was to develop a powerful rod without weakness in the sitting zones. We made the choice of an original method to include a higher level of glass fibre to add more flexibility to the blank and secure the critical parts…


Shimano Fireblood Spinning

closeup image of the Shimano Fireblood Spinning rod

Fireblood Spinning rod by Shimano

The legend is back! A complete new range fulfilling the needs of the most demanding predator anglers.

Its ultralight blank in combination with the best possible components creates the most sensitive and responding product in the market. Absolutely phenomenal rods! The range is built in such a way that it caters for all the different needs of a modern angler.

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Salmo Pro Team Europe

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