The Favourite is famous for its extreme versatility. It is a light, strong and sensitive weapon to fish for all kind of freshwater and saltwater species. The All-round models will work perfectly with soft- and hard baits on a straight or jigging retrieve. The Twitch Special models are excellent for twitching hard baits. The Favorite series features SiC guides, a Fuji reel seat and a black EVA handle (split rear grip on Twitch Special models).
Since the barramundi season kicked off a few months ago we have been inundated with awesome pictures of some great barra of Nordic Stage rods. The largest majority of these have been pretty great fish caught on rather finesse gear. The angler's in question have been relying a patience and great skill to pull these beasts from most often quite skinny water. Vinnie Versfeld has been having cracking success using a variety of rods including Nordic Stage Favorites, Areals and Dynamics. Most fish have been getting caught on the surface provding that little extra rush and some very interesting bycatch (pictured below) has been included! Some more of the many Barra Vinnie has been tangling with... Robbie Wells from Sun 2 Sea has also been getting in on the action up in North Qld... Stalking the banks of some pretty rugged waters after the cyclone he managed a fair few heatlhy and dark coloured barra like this one on his Nordic Stage Dynamic... Cracking the code to where the Noosa River ...Read more
Here in our little piece of paradise on the on the banks of the Burdedkin 20km out of Charters Towers, we are blessed with some awesome sooty grunter fishing and my sons the Bivouac Boyz, are pros at catching them. The Bivouac boyz have been slaying sootys since they were just starting to walk. Back in those days they used $30 kids rod combos and a bit of meat, as the boys got older they always wanted to use lures. It was such a headache for me as a father when we first started, as my job was retrieving lures out of trees and of course, buying ...Read more
Josh with a cracking sooty on his new Nordic Stage Favorite For a while now I have been following the exploits of 3 young anglers from far North Queensland. Otherwise known as the Bivouac Boyz, these three lads epitomise an adventurous, no holes barred attitude! Mitch, Cody and Josh (aged 6, 9 and 12 respectively) hail from Charters Towers, west of Townsville. Their page (Bivouac Boyz) caught my attention a while ago when I was researching some new Sooty Grunter grounds up north. What really appealed to me was the their apparent independence while fishing, geneurnly getting out there and giving everything a go! This "apparent" independence was confirmed on my recent trip up noth by their ad Joe (the local council member for Charters Towers). I his own words "the boys finish school on a Friday, pack their kayaks, fishing gear and swags and disappear until Sunday. They camp, fish, hunt the local wold peacocks for dinner and generally have a blast! Of course it helps living at the Bivouac ...Read more
After using a couple of diffrent size Nordic Stage Favorite rods on various fish species, mainly freshwater and some canal dwellers, i've come to relise that these rods could handle a lot more than what i was putting them through. (even though an 80cm+ MRC can be near unstoppable in the skinny water). A barra trip was on the cards and it was a good chance to try out the favorite (FAS-662MH). I chose the 6'7 10-20lb. This would be the ideal rod for me as most of my fishing was from a kayak and sometimes landbased where the trees and surroundings were thick. The shorter rod made for easier casting in those tight situations. With the strength of the FAS-662MH some 40lb main and 50lb leader the rod loaded up nicely and was quite capable of stopping the bigger models from heading back into the timber, even with an almost locked drag. I've now set my sights on targeting some pelagic speed machines. I down graded the main line to 30lb ...Read more
Due to the Nordic Stage ranges success on QLD’s Sunshine Coast I often feel obliged to head up and visit the team at Davo’s Tackle World (the Sunshine Coasts exclusive dealer of the range) for a chat and of course a fish! One thing that has been of huge interest to me over the past few years has been the undeniable increase in the number of Australia’s iconic barramundi turning up in the system. For over 25 years I have been visiting the Davo’s store and there have always been the odd rumour, and even an even rarer photograph of one of these amazing fish being caught within the Noosa River, often as large flatty or jack by catch. However in recent times, a small handful of dedicated anglers have proved that barramundi have moved from being a species merely whispered about in passing, to a viable target species. A collection of fish caught in our 2012 mission testing the then brand new Nordic Stage Favorites... Despite many recent captures being made in the lower reaches, ...Read more
With the Nordic Stage Favorite range new to the Australian fishing market it was time for me to put it through it's paces trying to stop some of those elusive Mangrove Jack. So it was time to dust off the head torch and head into the darkness. The structure I was going to be fishing was jetties, rockbars and rock walls. I knew I needed a nice rod around the 17lb mark but at the same time a very stronger and guttsy rod that could take a beating, and at the same time a nice and light rod i could hold for hours on end. The Favorite has a very nice taper, super strong and can take alot more pressure then the rod says. At times i had locked drag with 40lb leader and hand on he spol with the rod bent beautifully and not once did it look like breaking. This was the result of me landing my pb jack of 56cm. So overall the Nordic Stage Favorite is a must for anglers that want a rod that can take a beating and can take alot of pressure under load of a fish and for under $200 you can't go wrong. PB Jack going 56cm ...Read more
Well I have one of my better weekends on the stones. Managed a broad variety of species and finally got a few legal kingies on the rocks. Using my favorite 10-20lb set up (Nordic Stage Favorite 662MH), I was still taking a few poundings to bigger kings. They are such amazingly dirty and challenging fighters heading straight for the ledges without hesitation and burying themselves in rocks and cunjavoi. I will definitely keep persisting! The rod was perfect for casting plastics weighted with 1/8th Jig Heads and 4 Inch plastics and was able to put suffecient pressure on the fish. The challenge however was landing fish with steep desents to the water and underwater ledges making it tough going! As well as a few other kingfish a few other species were landed including: Mack Tuna (these were actually caught on the Favorite 732L 6-12lb rod casting metal lures)... Golden Trevally And even a rare Giant Herring... All in all a pretty god way to spend a Saturday with the old man. Lost ...Read more