Terez Black Spinning Rods Shimano’s Terez series arrived on the Australian recreational fishing scene back in 2012 with much deserved anticipation and fanfare, as here was a complete range of rods designed with the right tapers, actions and componentry to fish braided lines like Power Pro to the absolute hilt. No more making do with a rod that’s half right for the job — Terez delivered, whether fishing from the estuaries to the reefs, and the meandering bluewater currents well offshore. Not a company to rest on their laurels though, Shimano have just released a completely new series for the 2014 season, but with one major difference — this time they’re black! All the popular models have been retained in the choice of spin or overhead configurations, as has the commitment to first class fittings — custom EVA butts and foregrips, custom aluminium reel seats, Fuji K series Alconite guides, and it’s all based around Shimano’s now legendary TC4 blanks. These contain double inner layers of advanced TGlass over-wrapped with a spiral of high modulus graphite to bring out the best in braided lines. The two lightest models in the range are actually built on Shimano’s high modulus C4S blanks, which are cross-wrapped with extra layers of graphite for even greater sensitivity and robustness.