Shimano Revolution Coastal Rod
Every couple of seasons or so, Shimano Australia’s rod builder Ian Miller revisits the Revolution Coastal series and further refines their already considerable attributes. A versatile rod series that can be used to flick chrome slices like Thunder Flashes at passing schools of salmon, tailor, bonito or kings, rolling a beachworm through a deep gutter, to floating a chunk of cunje down to rock blackfish — that’s what you get with the Revolution Coastal series. There are four rods in this re-visited lineup, all in two-piece for hassle-free transportation, in lengths from 9 to 14 feet (2.74 to 3.96 metres). Built on high modulus 24-30 ton Toray graphite, they combine casting power with potent fish-fighting backbone. The grips are split EVA to keep weight down, the reel seats are of medium height for spin reel use and have been customised exclusively for Shimano, while the guides are Fuji K series with Alconite inserts. The sloped frame and ring are designed to shed tangles before they become an issue, especially when using braided lines, which these rods are ideally suited to.