Shimano TX extreme and TX plus landing nets

While their best known for their reels, Shimano’s TX rod range has proved its capabilities beyond any reasonable doubt, whether that’s record breaking casts or simply incredible performance at a price point. With a whole range of rods on the market, the team were keen to produce a series of additional accessories to match, including these nets.

The Tribal TX Plus is the cheaper of the two nets in the range at £89.99, and is designed to offer cosmetics that are very similar and create a visually matching set alongside the TX2 and TX4 rods. The full carbon fibre handle has a shrink-wrapped grip, giving you full control when it’s in use. The pole itself comes in two sections, allowing versatility whether you want to use the net from a boat or on the bank. The two sections break down easily with a push fit – not only does this assist the versatility but it also means a compact pack-up into a 120cm bag, making transportation easy. Moving on to the net head, the net features two stiff 42in carbon arms that push into the CNC alloy spreader block and a high quality, heavy-duty mesh with extra reinforcing at the corners to tackle excessive wear and a super-soft, fine mesh at the base.

Moving on to the TX Extreme. At a slightly more expensive price of £129.99, this net complements the TX5 and TX7 Tribal rods and will cover all fishing situations with its quality and versatility. The TX Extreme boasts many similar features to the TX plus, with an improved, ultra-stiff, fast-taper 3k reinforced carbon handle with a shrink-wrapped grip. The handle breaks down into three sections. A single section is great for when boat fishing or stalking – two sections are ideal for when on the bank, but the third section gives you an extra-long 76cm of reach, which is perfect when fishing with long zigs.

The poles have anti-scratch stainless steel butt caps, which is a nice feature too. The net packs away into a cloth bag for compact storage, measuring in at only 120cm. Once again, the net itself is made up from a soft-touch, hard-wearing fabric with reinforced corners and features stiff 42in carbon arms that push into a heavy-duty CNC alloy spreader block finished in black.

A really unique feature of both nets is the built-in net floatation system, which are neatly fitted into the arms and hidden away out of sight, ensuring your net is easy to manoeuvre at the surface when netting fish. Overall, the Tribal TX range has been a big hit with many anglers and these nets only add to this success. If you want to complete your Tribal setup, these nets are definitely worth checking out.

PRICE RANGE £89.99-£129.99