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What’s In a Rod?

How to choose a fishing rod? What a question! The choice is strictly yours. But… are you sure, are you really sure that in choosing your tackle you are not unduly affected by manufacturers’ marketing techniques? Clever men responsible for marketing and advertising are always juggling with many small and big lies. “Fantastic” materials and “revolutionary” or “innovative” technologies are Continue Reading

Kigan Guides – An Obvious Choice

A fine fishing rod deserves the very best fittings. The choice of fittings and especially guides is of the utmost importance since their features affect the action of a rod as well as its casting properties, line-friendliness and immunity to tangles. As to the guides, we at Rods Development Lab definitely prefer Kigan products. Why Kigan? Because to make a Continue Reading

Some Thoughts on Rod Power (Part 1)

The power of a spinning rod… How could we define it? What exactly does “a powerful rod” or “a powerful butt” mean? What’s the difference between ultra-light, light, medium and heavy rods? Well, there is the casting weight (CW). This measure concerns the weight of the lures a rod can handle. Although it tells us also something about the fish Continue Reading

Low Resin – A Way To Lighter Rods

Modern fishing rods are often called carbon rods as opposed to glass fibre rods. It has its justification insofar as carbon fibres have a special place among the materials used to produce such a rod. However, strictly speaking a rod is made of carbon fibre-reinforced polymer, not of plain carbon fibre. By combining carbon fibre with a resin system, one Continue Reading

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Clarence River BREAM Qualifier: James Howarth Success

Clarence River BREAM Qualifier: James Howarth Success

  James Howarth With His "Victory Cheque"   At the recent BREAM Qualifier held on the majestic Clarence River, Nordic Stage Team Member James Howarth managed to fish his way to 4th place in a very respectable field of 56 anglers. In his own words he was "stoked" with this performance as many of the big names in Australian Bream fishing were present. Not only did this placing secure James a place in this years Grand Final... But is the second grand final he has made it into this year (the other being ... Read more
2014 Bluefin Lake Maroon Fishing Classic

2014 Bluefin Lake Maroon Fishing Classic

      The Nordic Stage team are proud to announce that we will be present as sponsors at the 2014 Bluefin Maroon Dam Fishing Classic! Hosted by Sports Tuition this event is sent to be an absolute blast featuring a huge array of prizes (including Nordic Stage Rods) and much much more. Aimed at families and having fun the competition has categories to suit all ages and skill levels. Bait is an acceptable form of nagling and there will be numerous guests speaking from the likes of Leeann Payne and Steve ... Read more
New Models Of Nordic Stage Dynamic F1

New Models Of Nordic Stage Dynamic F1

  New Nordic Stage Dynamic F1's are in the country and will be stocked by request over the the next week! Our initial release of these rods was hugely sucessful selling out rapdidly Australia wide. Due to market research and customer inquiry it is with great pleasure that we introduce 2 new models into the range...   The new models have been chosen to suit our clientel desiring a sightly heavier (yet still sensitive) stick for both throwing metal at pelagics and fishing larger plastics. The two new models are:   DYFS-702H ... Read more

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Cheater Dominating The Pelagics

Cheater Dominating The Pelagics

Since Nordic Stage's introduction to Australian shores we have focused largely on finesse gear. Now for whatever reason people have often chosen to push that gear to the limits which can be risky but cool. It was with this in mind the Cheater range was introduced, the name literally referring to these rods ability to cheat the odds. After pushing them to the limits in PNG some of the local ... Read more
Author: Angus Date: 2016-01-14
Jacks On Kilts...

Jacks On Kilts...

Well with the new Kilt Collection out in the field as the weather has been warming up one natural target for the Nordic Crew has been mangrove jacks. The Nordic Stage Cheater has been so far extremely successful as spin option for these hard hitting fiesty critters. With the ability to feel super finesse but still punch hard these rods have been employed very successfully with both plastics and suface ... Read more
Author: Angus Date: 2015-12-13
Cheaters Dominate In PNG

Cheaters Dominate In PNG

Well we just got back from our 2015 PNG trip and what can we say! The trip was amazing and so much more than I hoped it would be. Baia is simply phenomenal offering so many river and bluewater opportunities. The lodge itself was top notch and the fishing was out of this world. Way more surface action than the last trip as well which is always a highlight. Sef, Henry and myself headed to the furthermost ... Read more
Author: Angus Date: 2015-12-08