Shimano Fishing New Zealand is excited to annoucne the addition of two new models to the Status range of versatile rods for 2013-14 - We have developed two bent butt deep water rods specifically for use with the Shimano Dendou-Maru series of power assisted reels. The Status Bent Butt rods have been constructed utilising high power carbon and e-glass blank technology to withstand and absorb the pressures of deepwater fishing.

The affordable Status Bent Butt series comes in New Zealand's most popular lines weights (30lb 50lb and 80lb) for deepwater fishing. These models come with an ergonomic aluminium bent butt that allows for optimum angles when deploying baits, waiting for bites and fighting tough deepwater species like bass, hapuka (groper) and bluenose.