Delivery Available Warranty Covered A Better way to fish

Target Species

Bream
Bream
Drummer
Drummer
Mangrove Jack
Mangrove Jack
Trevally
Trevally

Rockhopper 55GD

$179.00

MODEL 475BFloatSeries

Dual ball bearings, graphite construction with Easy Cast System for right or left hand operation makes this our most popular float fishing reel. A spool lock device on the back of the reel allows you to stop the ultra free running spool turning when you are changing fishing locations or when you have finished fishing for the day.

The pressure from a slow current movement on a float should be enough to take line off a float fishing reel and our ball bearing reels allow this to happen. A broad rounded lip on the spool of the 475 reels allows fingertip control to release or recover line and move your float. The handles are usually only used when fighting and landing your fish.

To control a fish taking line on a direct wind reel the hand is taken off the winding handle and quickly applied to the line surface and spool to create back pressure. When the fish has slowed put your hand back to the handle and recover the line and the fish. Simply nothing to go wrong or break on this reel.

Can be used as right handed or left handed reel.

MATCHING RODS

ROD555     Alvey Estuary Special  3.2m (10’6″) Hollow Glass 2 pieces suit line class 3-5kg

ROD555ET     Alvey Estuary Telescopic  3.2m (10’6″) Hollow Glass 2 pieces suit line class 3-5kg

TARGET SPECIES

Click on species below for tips & rigs.

Blackfish-Luderick40 Yellowfin-bream40
LUDERICK BREAM

If you have any questions regarding this product click here
SKU: 55GD Categories: , ,

Description

The Rockhopper range of reels are especially designed for the rock angler, but are equally effective for any surf fishing. This model has an adjustable star drag to keep a steady safe strain on the line when playing a big fish. The handles are however fixed to the spool, they can be wound forward to apply extra pressure to a fish or can be released at any time without losing control of the fish. When washing a big fish up with a wave onto a rocky ledge, the direct wind handles hold the weight of the fish as the wave recedes. When winching a fish up a cliff, the direct wind handles overrides the drag and will not let the fish slip back into the water and possibly cut the line on the rocks. The metal side cast system on a strong graphite back will match up with 2.7 to 3.5m rods with lighter action. A well shaped injection moulded fibre glass spool gives great casts. The reel sits slightly further off the rod to allow better line flow and increase casting distance. The smooth clutch is a multi-plate design with polished brass plates combined with PTFE coated woven glass washer which can also withstand very high temperatures. A fish alert switch on the back side of the reel can be engaged when leaving the rod and reel unattended to warn you of a fish taking line. Left handed reels are available.

Additional information

Spool Diameter

Line Capacity

Rod Size

Colour

Specifications

spool diameter
140mm (5 1/2")
line capacity
500m/4kg
rod size
2.7 - 3.5m
colour
Yellow

Matching Rods

R55
Length 3.2 M ( 10'6"  ) Hollow Glass 2 piece with high quality fittings. Ideal Estuary and light surf rod Two piece construction with glass to glass ferrule suits 3-5kg line. Built with genuine FUJI runners and reel seat. Match with any Model 55 series reels to catch Bream , Whiting , Trevally , Flathead ,Tommy Ruff etc. This rod has a nice soft tip section but good overall strength as well making it ideal as a blackfish rod.
Find out more
R60
Length 3.2 M ( 10 ft 6 in ) Economy Hollow Glass 2 piece with quality fittings Ideal Estuary and Light Surf rod to use with 3-5 kg line. Match with any Model 60 series reel to catch Bream , Whiting , Flathead , Trevally , Tommy Ruff.
Find out more
R62L
Length 3.6 M ( 12 ft  ) Superior Hollow Glass 2 piece with high  quality fittings Ideal Estuary and Light Surf with a soft tip action to use 3-5 kg line and cast light baits and rigs. Match with any Model 60 series or 65 plain reel to catch Sea Bream , Flathead , Trevally , Chopper Tailor , Salmon. FUJI runners will ensure good casting action and a long life for the rod.
Find out more

Target Species

Bream
Bream
Drummer
Drummer
Mangrove Jack
Mangrove Jack
Trevally
Trevally
git

Subscribe to our newsletter

x

Product Enquiry