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ICAST 2010 Coverage


Skeet Reese introduces his own line of reels under W&M

 

Date: 07.14.10
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Admission: Buyers & Press Only
Manufacturer: Wright & McGill - Skeet Reese
Reviewer: Team TackleTour





 

 

 

Introduction: Skeet Reese's line of bass rods manufactured by Wright and McGill are arguably the best selling series of rods in recent memory. So when word spread of Reese's departure from Abu Garcia to develop a new series of rods, it didn't take much to deduct his new reel allegiance.

 

Skeet remains a popular figure at every show he attends.

 

That's right, Skeet is now putting his name and design touches behind not just rods, but reels too manufactured by Wright and McGill, and these new spinning and baitcasting reels will be offered at a similar, low price point of $99.

 

Introducing his new Victory reel manufactured by Wright & McGill.

 

These reels are still in prototype stages, but are almost there.

 

The new Victory series of baitcasting reels will feature 10 ball bearings and be available in 6.2:1 and 7:1 retrieve ratios. Designs are still not quite finalized but the reel is based off of a product already manufactured by Wright and McGill and tested for years in Salt Water fishing.

 

Remove the sideplate to gain access to the brake control.

 

The Spinning reel features an oversized bail ...

The Victory spinning reels feature an oversized handle for more power and torque, an oversized bail, and a smooth, teflon drag.

 

... and an oversized handle.

 

But what most might find more intriguing are his line of mini kiddie combos in Skeet Reese's colors!

In support of these brand new reels, Skeet has extended his rod offering with the new Micro HoneyComb graphite sticks. That's right, we said Micro. Reese is goin Micro with 4 models in all and all priced at $99. Plans are already underway to offer more sticks.

 

Each combo comes with an instruction DVD.

 

And the complimetary hat.

But the real show stopper for Skeet Reese was his new, 2 piece mini spin-cast combo in his prototypical black and yellow motif. Each kids combo comes complete with a rod, reel, cap, casting plug, and a video featuring Skeet instructing the kids how to fish. Expected cost of this outfit? Somewhere in the neighborhood of $30.

 

Yet another manufacturer goes micro!

Only Skeet's line of micro rods feature the same $99 price point despite the fact these rods are built on a higher end blank than the original series.

If Skeet wraps up yet another AOY award, look out, there will be no keeping his rods and reels in stock!

 

Conclusion: Skeet's shared with us his primary motivation for brining practically his entire brand to Wright and McGill and that was the goal of being able to produce quality gear at an affordable price point so that.



 

 

 

 

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