The KastKing® Katmai’s drag is o-ring sealed to prevent water and sand from entering the reel. It is named after the spectacular Katmai US National Park in Alaska where notable fly fishing adventures take place, and reliable fly fishing gear is necessary. Katmai’s features an exceptionally tough CNC precision machined aluminum spool within the fly reel’s cold forged 6061 aluminum alloy frame. Superior stainless steel corrosion proof components complete the reel and make it saltwater fly fishing ready. Components include 2 + 1 premium quality shielded saltwater ball bearings, 1.0:1 ratio, smooth drag, and large arbor for fast retrieve in ¾, 5/6, 7/8, 9/10 sizes. Katmai, available in gun metal or black finish, has an MSRP range of $49.98 to $79.98 based on size.
KastKing KobukKobuk’s CNC has a precision machined aluminum spool, cold forged 6061 aluminum alloy frame, superior stainless steel corrosion proof components that includes 2 + 1 premium quality ball bearings, 1.0:1 ratio, smooth drag, large arbor for fast retrieve in ¾, 5/6, 7/8, 9/10 sizes. Kobuk’s MSRP range, based on size is $58.98 – $67.98 and is available in black or gun metal. “We are very excited about this new area of the company. We realize there are many folks who want to get started in fly fishing and don’t want to be hampered by inferior tackle, and even more so, by paying a hefty price for fly fishing tackle. As we have done with all of other KastKing® products, the focus will be on quality fishing tackle at an affordable price,” say Eposeidon marketing director Tom Gahan. “It will be the same for Katmai and Kobuk fly reels. We will also soon have KastKing® fly fishing line to complete compliment the fly reels and rods.” All of the KastKing® fly fishing products will be submitted to the ICAST 2016 New Product Showcase for review by the attending recreational fishing industry media and buyers who vote on Best of Show Awards in 24 categories. Features and specifications for the KastKing® fly rods will be unveiled at ICAST. Eposeidon’s KastKing® and MadBite brands will combine to enter more than 40 products in 14 categories of the New Product Showcase.