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 REVCB76M, 7-17g - Single piece : Blank from Rainshadow originally designed for crankbait fishing. It has the particularity to have a 90cm long carbon braided reinforcement on the heel to bring solidity and a very nice design. The rest of the blank is white for excellent bite detection. When used in a boat, it will allow you to fish easily with tenyas up to 40g. 
    The action is both parabolic, as the blank is not very tapered, but it comes back into place very quickly. With its 2m28, you can fish vertically as well as diagonally. It is likely to become a very big reference for spots like Brest (France).
  3. The Snapper Beast 84VS 2.13 m 30-130 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
155,40 € IVA incluido
REVCB76M-SCW Blank

7'6 (2.28m), 7-17g

Lightness
Progressivity
Réserve de puissance
Sensitivity
Versatility
113,80 € IVA incluido
Snapper Beast 84VS Blank

2.13m verti 30-130gr Tenya

Lightness
Progressivity
Réserve de puissance
Sensitivity
Versatility
175,00 € IVA incluido