Finally the new Matagi catalog is here, with lots of novelties both from Matagi and from Fuji. Some might seem weird, but who’s here to judge?! After all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder!.
I’ll start with the new Matagi proprietary items:
A new series of quick lock if I can call them that, for 16 size reel seats:
- 16FP-B these can be used as are or painted in whatever color that Matagi has available… and believe me, there is a color palette for everyones taste
- 16FP-D can be fitted with the usual KDPS16 accessories such as EVA, cork, carbon or KD-Gears
- 16FP-E si 16FP-F can be used as are or painted in whatever color that Matagi has available… and believe me, there is a color palette for everyones taste They can also take the K16-CBTOP(9, 11, 13,15 sau 17) trim rings, metallic decorative parts
- K16-CBTOP15 – As some of you might have seen I’v gone crazy using these metal parts in the past year. There are finally more than one size available, so we can use them in more projects than we were able to so far!. I only wish the smaller ID parts had larger holes (the 9 secondary holes), instead of that much metal. In my opinion those would look much better/cleaner/discrete. in
New split grips . These can be painted in any Matagi color to match your projects needs. The VSS part is a very welcomed addition.
New 2014 colors for reel seats and other parts.
A new EVA part for VSS size 16 and IPS reel seats, a shorter model that will allow fishermen to be able to keep their hands directly on the blank.
Buttcaps get more and more diverse each year!
Fuji has finally released, without mentioning the all new Torzite, a few new reel seat types. I’d say it was right about time for Fuji to step up, and bring us new reel seats for new projects. Unfortunately, they will only be available in stock in a couple of months. Until then we’ll drool and drool thinking about new projects/designs implicating these reel seats.
The all new PTS casting reel seats and TVS spinning reel seats are, for the moment available in only 2 ID sizes: 16mm for the PTS, respectively 15mm for the TVS. I believe Fuji will very soon make these available in sizes starting from 9mm ID up to 16mm respectively 15mm