Tag Archives: Fishing Tackle

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Korda Tackle Safe and Compact 140

I am still trying to be a tidier and organised Carp angler, it is a long and slow process, but I am trying. These 2 pieces of equipment from Korda are helping me to achieve this. I used to carry with me a large Wychwood tackle box that was filled to the brim and took up a lot of room. I must admit that a […]

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Landing My Dream Job

From now on May the 4thwill be even more special to me than it has been before. As a massive Star Wars fan this date has always been a little special to me (if you don’t get it ‘May the 4th be with you’ is also known as Star Wars day). But from now on it will also be the anniversary of when I started working […]

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Why you should consider buying Delkim alarms

I don’t think there is a Carp angler alive that has not heard of Delkim bite alarms and there must be more reviews of this one bit of kit than you can shake a stick at. So why am I going to the bother to add to the list of reviews? Simple really, it is down to the brilliant service I Just received from Delkim […]

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Support your local tackle shop

So you may be wondering why I would write a blog about this when there are loads of bargains to be had out there on the World Wide Web! At this point I am going to be honest and say yes I do use the internet and order online but hand on heart I think that 95% of my purchases are from two local tackle […]

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Nash Fang X and Twister hooks review

If you have read my earlier post about My Golden Rules of Carp fishing you will know that I believe a sharp hook is of great importance. I think that hook choice is a very personal thing and I would say that it has a lot to do with confidence more than anything else. As for pattern choice my general rule of thumb is Fang […]

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Do you really need to use Rig Tubing?

Well in my opinion it is a resounding no and I haven’t used it for years. There are a number of different reasons why I don’t feel the need to use it. First of all I think that it sticks out like a sore thumb on the lake bed even if you try to break up the outline with marker pen. I have tested this […]

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Shimano Ultegra 14000 XTC Big Pit Carp Reel

Ok so I have to admit it I am just a little bit excited as I have just picked up my new set of 3 Shimano Ultegra 14000 XTC reels. I have been using the original Shimano Big Pit Baitrunner reels and have had them for about 7 years, they have done me proud but they are not as good as they once were. The […]

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Custom Built 3.25lb Harrison Torrix Carp Rods

Well I have had my custom built 12ft 3.25TC Harrison rods for jut over a year now (built by Tony Kay www.tonykaycustomrods.co.uk) and I am very happy with them. They are an absolute joy to use, they cast extremely well and I believe  they have added to my accuracy and distance. Best of all they are excellent when playing fish, they have plenty of power […]

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Fox Edges Cortex Matt Review

  I started using this coated braid just over a year ago for my hook lengths and I am really happy with it. It is supple enough that I am confident that it is not sitting at a funny angle on the lake bed, yet has enough stiffness that it will cause the rig to reset if it is ejected (which if we are honest […]

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Why should you buy an Aqua Products Endura Tristar De-Luxe?

      Really the title should be “Why did I buy a Tristar De-Luxe?” but there you go and the answer to that question is that I needed something to protect my new custom built Torrix rods (there will be a review of these soon). I have used a rod holdall before but found it very bulky and unwieldy with too much padding. For […]

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