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How to choose the right new spinning or casting rod? Sakura might just have the answer


This new range of spinning and casting rods is designed by Sakura to be affordable and also accessible to new anglers by being arranged by species, power and style.

Premium predator brand Sakura has covered all the bases with its latest rod range. The Speciz 2.0 series is made up of 24 models – 17 spinning and seven casting – that meet the species-specific needs of both freshwater and sea anglers. The high-end collection is enhanced by quality components that include Fuji anti-tangle FazLite guides and black gloss ergonomic reel seats, yet offers remarkable value for money, says Sakura.

The company, one of the SERT group of brands based in France, is expecting the first delivery of Speciz 2.0 in early Fall this year, with the main delivery following in January 2021. “Sakura is the first brand since 2005 to offer specialist casting and spinning rods equipped with Fuji components and at an affordable price,” said Franck Rosmann, Sakura’s Product Manager. “By launching this range we are continuing our strategy to delight anglers. They can equip themselves at a reasonable cost depending on the species they are mainly looking to catch. Speciz 2.0 rods are easy to identify because the models are classified by species, power and use. This is an appreciable help for the novice when he/she is faced with the immense choice of rods on the market today. Also, the black and orange colours make them stand our from other brands.”

Built on Japanese Mitsubishi IM24T blanks, these lightweight rods are designed to combine balance and sensitivity with a robustness and power reserve to handle hard-fighting fish. The seven casting rods include five pike models ranging from 6ft6ins to 7ft4ins long, a 7ft glass bass rod and a 7ft1in bass rod.

The 17-rod spinning series is made up of a 7ft bass rod, five sea bass rods from 7ft to 9ft, four perch rods from 6ft6ins to 7ft8ins, four pike rods from 6ft6ins to 7ft8ins and three zander models from 6ft to 7ft6ins.

A full breakdown of components, specifications and performance of each rod, including weight, line, lure weights and action, can be found at: www.sakura-fishing.com/cannes/speciz-2-0/