A powerful sparidae

The snapper is found in the Mediterranean, on both sides of the Atlantic and in the English Channel. It is part of the sparidae family and spends most of its life offshore,moving to the coast in the warm season. It mainly feeds on shellfish, molluscs and small octopuses and squid. Its numbers have risen along the French coast in recent years, a boon to many anglers.

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For the most part snapper are caught with slidebaits like tenya or madai/kabura. Getting the better of this guarded fish requires a progressive rod that bends from tip to butt. With such a rod, the fish does not feel the spine when they strike, and the risk of unhooking during the fight is greatly reduced. We chose three blanks we think fit the bill:

  1. The Matagi TR 78 SUPER NIMBLE MINNOW 2.34 m for use with tenya of 5–20 g comes in two pieces and works equally well from a boat or the shoreline. It is meant for finesse fishing for average-sized fish such as black bream and small to medium-sized sea bream.
  2. The NFC CB 701-1 Delta 2.13 m for use with tenya of 10–30 g is a one-piece blank made to cast crankbaits. Designed for use on a boat, its flexible fiberglass tip will enable you to skilfully work madai and tenya to catch and land this magnificent fish.
  3. The Snapper Beast 84VS 2.13 m 30-120 g is a one-piece blank made by North Fork Composites specifically for slidebait fishing and is sold by Rodbuilder’s Republic. Made of intermediate-modulus graphite, its length of 2.13 m is perfectly suited to vertical or diagonal jigging from a boat and lets you fish for hours without tiring.

TR78 Super Nimble Minnow Blank

7'8 (2.34m) 3-14grs 2 brins (Put over)

Lightness
Progressivity
Réserve de puissance
Sensitivity
Versatility
123,20 € Including taxes
CB 701-1 DELTA Blank

 2.13m 2-9 grs

Lightness
Progressivity
Réserve de puissance
Sensitivity
Versatility
120,00 € Including taxes
Snapper Beast 84VS Blank

2.13m verti 30-120gr Tenya

Lightness
Progressivity
Réserve de puissance
Sensitivity
Versatility
175,00 € Including taxes