Daiwa’s flagship light-tackle rod series has been totally overhauled with the introduction of the 22 Lateo series. The pinnacle of Daiwa rod design, 22 Lateo was a ground-up redevelopment with brand-new technology combining with decades of local knowledge and design experience from Daiwa’s product development team. It all starts with the blank, and LATEO is using SVF Compile-X Nanoplus graphite. This is an incredibly high-modulus carbon sheet with nano-technology resin which offers unmatched sensitivity and power-to-weight ratio. Allowing for blanks which are both incredibly lightweight, and ultra-crisp and responsive. Daiwa’s newest generation Air Guide System (AGS) carbon fibre guides have been equipped. These feature improved frame design to minimise line tangles and slimmer ceramic inserts to further reduce weight and minimise friction for longer casts. Both work together to increase torsional stiffness to reduce blank twisting and eliminate power loss when loading. The result is an even crisper and more responsive blank which is the standard for the LATEO series. A totally overhauled model line-up now includes more models to cater to any kind of fishing throughout Australia.
Length (m): 2.59 Section: 2 Closed Length (cm): 130 Weight (g): 119 Top Dia / Butt Dia (mm): 1.6 / 11.4 Lure (g): 5-28 Line nylon (lb): 6-12 Line (PE): 0.6-1.2 Carbon (%): 97