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NEW SPONSORS: WILSON FISHING TACKLE SPECIALISTS

Announcement
NEW MAJOR SPONSOR
THIS YEARS MAJOR SPONSOR FOR THE BIG RED COMPETITON IS WILSON LIVE FIBRE RODS

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WILSON FISHING HAS COME ON BOARD TO BE A MAJOR PARTNER IN THE RUNNING OF THIS YEARS  “BIG RED “  COMPETITON IN OCTOBER.   WILSON ARE NOT ONLY  A HIGH PROFILE FISHING COMPANY BUT THE MANUFACTURER OF THE BEST HIGH QUALITY FISHING ROD RANGE AVAILABLE AND THESE ARE MADE HERE IN AUSTRALIA.  THIS PARTNERSHIP HAS BEEN FORGED BY THE GREAT SUPPORT THAT BCAC AND WILSON HAVE OFFERED EACH OTHER OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS.  WILSON HAVE TOLD US THAT THEY WANT TO LIFT THEIR PROFILE IN VICTORIA AND WILL USE OUR EXCLUSIVE AND RESPECTED SNAPPER COMPETITION TO DO SO.   IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE BIG RED, THEY WILL SUPPORT THE CLUB IN FUTURE EVENTS TO BE RELEASED BY THE CLUB FOR THIS SEASON.
WILSON ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR LIVE FIBRE RODS AND THE NEW TEXALIUM RANGE, BOTH BRANDS THAT ANY KEEN ANGLER WOULD WANT IN THEIR RACK.

AN EXTRACT FROM THEIR WEBSITE IS BELOW.

 

The Live Fibre Story
Early in the 1990s the people at Wilsons commissioned New Zealand-based manufacturer, Kilwell, to design and build a revolutionary new range of rod blanks. The performance criteria for the, as yet, un-named blanks included lightness, power, resilience, sensitivity and strength – a big ask, but with the Australian fishing rod market so progressive and so competitive, only a clear superior product would guarantee Wilsons’ success.

These early Live Fibres featured a combination of American Aerospace carbon fibres for high butt stiffness and crowfoot weave E Glass tip for maximum sensitivity. After much experimentation and exhaustive testing, Kilwell managed to combine the two materials with the precision for which the New Zealand company has become world famous. Live Fibre Rods had been born and fishing in Australia was about to change.    More…..

 

Texalium


Texalium is a revolutionary new composite re-enforcement, the woven twill fibres are actually aluminium sublimation coated (a high tec procedure for bonding aluminium into a twill weave). This integration provides durable, non-corrosive blanks. Adding Texalium to a specific range of Live Fibre blanks has further improved their strength, feel & durability.


The new Texalium rod series is undoubtedly the most radical product to come out of the Wilson factory in years. Not only do the Texaliums look different from traditional ‘glass or graphite rods, they have very different actions. In a complex process, aluminium coated twill fibres are bonded in to Texalium, resulting in blanks which are lighter, stronger and more sensitive than Wilsons’ original Live Fibres. The rods have a distinctive braided silver appearance then transform to black for the remainder of their length.  More….