VEGA catalogues

Vega 2016 catalogue

 

United States

 
 

A CASTER TIPS HIS HAT FOR VEGA RODS

 
  Vega in the US  
 

As we reported recently, Vega’s arrival to the U. S. market is being based on a series of field tests that have produced some very interesting results.

 
 

Angel Villalpando is an American angler who, besides standard fishing, also takes part in tournament casting, which is based solely on long throws. Vega’s American team invited him to use one of his practices to test some of the surf casting rods being prepared specifically for the U. S. market. Villalpando has made a strong personal bet in casting this year, so he needs tackle he can absolutely trust.

Vega in the USThe instructions were clear: take all three Vega rods to their limits. The well-known angler put 8 oz. (224 g) leads on both Potenza rods (the 4.20 and the 4.50 m) and on the Evidenza. For comparison, he also cast three rods from other brands that were already very familiar to him and were created not for shore fishing, but specifically for casting tournaments. The Vega rods wasted no time in making a name for themselves, getting Villalpando’s appreciation right from the first throws.

“Loved the rods”, he summed it up. “The silver rod [Evidenza] is a beast but I can handle it… the blue rod [Potenza] is a pleasure to throw, loads easy and releases well”, he added.

However, his appreciation wasn’t based on personal sensitivity alone. The Facebook post he published on his practice results included the casts’ data, an essential aspect in a sport where you can win or lose a championship by an inch. 

 
 

Using matching lines, sinkers, reels and conditions, the results registered were clear with the 4.20 m Potenza marking 633 feet and the 4.50 m reaching the 627 feet mark. The other three rods used in the comparison settled at 618, 612 and 603 feet — the latter score was matched by the Vega Evidenza, a rod built for actual beach fishing, not casting.

“I think the Vega rods performed better than the others and they used to be my favorites”, he commented.

A promising range. ■

 
  Vega in the US  
 
VEGA IN MY LIFE

An old connection

By: Edison Beato

We’re opening  a new section in our website, dedicated to anglers’ relationship with Vega.

Vida

My Father, who always fished on his boats, used tackle that, I realized later on, was made by Vega.

When I started fishing, I asked ‘my old man’ for a rod and reel. My Father made it a point to offer me one of his favorite reels, the Vega 9000, my first reel ever. A bit on the heavy side, but there was no fish it couldn’t pull; it felt reliable and robust.

Later on, I planned to purchase my own tackle, but I was studying and the money was scarce, so I needed to seek tackle with a good price / quality ratio. I visited several tackle shops and asked for guidance, considering my budget. Most of them advised me to chose Vega tackle, for quality and technical assistance, as well as price tag.

I searched through forums, spoke with anglers and made up my mind. I chose an evolution of the reel I had once been given by my father, the Vega SA 9000; and two rods: the Vega Cadenza, for surf casting, and the Krypton, for boat fishing — they are all still with me today!

Vida 2

Nevertheless, what weighed more in my decision was the fact that it was my Father’s favorite brand. The years have taught me to respect this brand, its very high price / quality ratio, the variety it renders available to all pockets. Vega has been keeping up with the times, in what concerns materials evolution and anglers’ ever changing needs. Definitely a brand I recommend ■

 

SPONSORS

Chronopost         Mútua dos Pescadores    

  • © VEGA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 DUALWEBS