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Shimano in USA: we have the perfect gear for Florida’s extended red snapper season

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Red snapper anglers in Florida’s Gulf waters can look forward to bonus fishing days later this month and into November and tackle giant Shimano says it has the tools to make the most of the extended season.

According to the company’s Brian Dufek, an ideal set-up is Shimano’s SpeedMaster 2011 conventional reel (pictured left), matched up to the Grappler jigging rod. “The reel has maximum drag power and durability from its Hagane body to handle big red snappers. Our Grappler rods will help you to achieve the needed jigging action – and the fish-fighting control and power from its Spiral X and Hi-Power X blank construction – to entice big fish down deep and bring them to the surface.


During the earlier red snapper season Dufek said that anglers were enjoying success using Shimano’s Butterfly Flat-Fall or Flat-Side jigs with those in the 112g to 168g range being ‘just the ticket’. Gulf anglers fishing in Florida’s state and federal waters have six extra red snapper fishing days, starting on Saturday (October 17th) and continuing on October 18th, 24th and 25th and November 1st.

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