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It's been a big year for Savage Gear who continue to cement themselves in the Australian market as a key fishing product manufacturer. Recently the team at Savage Gear released their new range of spinning reels custom built to suit tough Aussie conditions. This is a welcomed change from Savage Gear who already had a well established range of fishing rods, lures, and accessories, therefore it only made sense that they too would look to manufacturer their own range of spinning reels. They have done so with a big statement releasing a whole new range of product series for us to sink our teeth into. This includes 2 brand new reel series the Stealth range and the Black range. They also hit the market with 4 brand new rod series including the MPP2 ( Multi purpose predator 2 ), the Salt2, the Finezze and the LRF ( Light Range Fishing ) rod series. So it's an exciting time for this big overseas fishing manufacturer looking to build a reputation into the Australian market as a preferred quality option. But how do the new Stealth range of reels stack up?

 

I have been using the stealth line of reels exclusively now for some time and I have been pleasantly surprised at just how good they perform. The reel is super smooth, it has a great sound especially when line is peeled from the reel and it handles most species with ease, I have really have enjoyed the experience to date. My favorite style of fishing is light and I will often try chasing big fish on the smaller size reels and these reels have handled that extremely well. I use the stealth in the 2000 size model chasing bream, flathead, redfin, trout, squid, and whiting, whilst using the 3000 for chasing salmon, trevally and the 4000 size model to chase snapper, gummy sharks, and the 6000 size reel on big mulloway and sharks.

 

Immediately you can feel the build quality, its a solid unit made with quality components yet very light in weight and casting for hours is no problems especially with the smaller 2000 and 3000 models. Gladly the lightweight hasn't compromised strength or general build quality. You Can cast long distances especially when you spool your reel with a good quality brad thin in diameter. I really like the way it works when you get a bite, the drag system handles really well and it sounds terrific when line is peeled from the spool. Like any reel its susceptible to general wear and tear I have fished with the stealth reels in both salt water and freshwater and have often got dirt and sand on the reel which hasn't been a problem. A light rinse after use and its like new with no scratches or impact from the elements which highlights its quality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent videos that highlight the Stealth in action

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have spent countless hours using the Stealth reels targeting bream, squid, redfin, pinkies, flathead, trout, trevally, snapper, gummy sharks, whiting and other species. Basically you can target a whole range of Aussie species and be confident your using gear thats gonna help you land some good fish. My favorite combinations have been the Stealth 2000 coupled with a LRF 1-3 kilo spin rod and 6 pound braid for targeting bream, redfin, whiting & trout. Then the Stealth 3000 coupled with a Black Savage 2-4 kilo spin rod with 8 pound braid for targeting flathead, squid and pinkies.

 

Sizes

There are 4 size models available to choose from in the Stealth range 2000, 3000, 4000 & the 6000. Up to 12.5kg of fish turning drag in the 6000 models, 7.5kgs in the 4000 and 7kg in 2000 & 3000 thanks to a 3pce carbon washer drag system. 5.8:1 gear ratio in the 2000-4000 size and 5.6:1 gear ratio in the 6000 size for the perfect combination of speed and cranking power.

 

 

Build quality

You can immediately tell when holding these spinning reels that they are of quality. They have 7+1 stainless steel ball-bearings which really do provide a nice stable action. Stainless steel bearings for silky smooth operation. Stainless steel main shaft and saltwater treatment to stand up against harsh Australian conditions. Lightweight aluminum spool. Sealed drag system to control hard running fish. DURA air rotor lays line evenly for longer casts and fewer wind-knots. EVA handle knobs and screw in aluminum handle. Comes with a neoprene bag for reel storage off the water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Price

These reels hit the market with an asking price of $199 ( There have been some recent promotional pricing so keep your eyes out for those opportunities ). They are sold exclusively through BCF fishing retail outlets throughout Australia. I think with the build quality you get from these reels that its a fair and reasonable asking price which will command the attention of the Aussie market. At that price point, it will be competing against well established giant brands and reel series such as Shimano Nasci, Daiwa Aird, Rapala Levis & Penn Slammer but I think it very much holds its own in this category.

 

 

Pros

Quality build

Lightweight

Comes in a range of sizes

Looks great

Casts well

Makes a nice sound when line is being spooled from the reel

Affordable price point

 

 

Verdict

It's a terrific product and a great way for the manufacturer "Savage Gear" to break into the Australian market with their own range of spinning reels. There light weight and tough which is very suitable for Aussie conditions. The smaller sizes are ideal for chasing bream, whiting, pinkies, and flathead whilst the bigger sizes are very capable of catching a big snapper or gummy shark. This should be a reel on your shopping list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final word from the author

I know have 8 stealth reels in my collection and have really enjoyed using them. They look great and work really well over a number of different applications. If your interested in one then make sure you check out the videos above which show them in action.

 

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