There’s a lot of good quality fishing tackle produced these days. Poles costing up to £5,000 plus top end rods and reels costing hundreds of pounds but being an average working guy fishing just once a week many of these are out of my budget. I look for value from the tackle I use. I’ll often include the items of tackle I’ve used in my blogs if I feel it has helped me put more fish in the keepnet. But generally these are the small items like hooks and lines.
If I’ve written a review, I like it and I’m happy to share my viewpoint on it!
This Dura Slip Hybrid elastic ticks all the boxes for me based on it’s durability, performance and its cost price. 6 months in from trying a couple of top kits with Preston new Hybrid Dura Slip. I must say I’m pretty impressed with … Continue reading “Preston Dura Slip hybrid elastic”
Several years ago mass produced pole floats from some of the main fishing tackle companies were really terrible. Often falling apart even before they sat in the water. The choice on offer wasn’t good either with only a few basic options generally available. … Continue reading “Why I’ve returned to mass produced Commercial pole floats”
They are various ways of attaching your pole rigs to your top kits. I’ve used three styles of connector during all the years I’ve been pole fishing and these days all my top kits are fitted with Guru Dacron connectors Years ago when … Continue reading “Guru Dacron connectors”
Garbolino Short Stop Kits 21 July 2020|Tackle Reviews In recent years especially for F1 fishing shallow, Short Kits have become a welcome addition to the match anglers armoury. I’m a big fan of Garbolino poles so when they brought out their own short … Continue reading “Garbolino Short Stop Kits”
Daiwa Hydrolastic and Preston Hollo elastics I’ve used various elastic brands over the years and without doubt daiwa’s hydrolastic even though it’s pretty expensive is the one I turn to for my summer shallow fishing. Used in conjunction with my short stop kits … Continue reading “Elastics”
Last winter I felt I had a rod missing from my match fishing armoury. I have 11ft pellet waggler rods but I really lacked a decent value for money 12ft carp waggler rod that I could fish a traditional waggler out at range … Continue reading “Drennan Red Range, 12ft Carp Waggler Road”
Nick Gilbert has a large comprehensive range of award winning hand assembled pole floats that cover nearly all UK fishing applications. A Pole Fishing Magazine winner 3 years running. The build quality of these is about as good as it gets and the … Continue reading “Nick Gilbert pole floats”
1 January 2020|Tackle Reviews Over the last 20 years of match fishing I have spent many an evening tying up hook lengths for my matches along with pole rigs for the weekend. Now over the last couple of years tackle companies such have … Continue reading “The pre-tied Ready Rigs revolution”
I’ve always been a Garbolino pole fan having had several of them over the years. Garbolino were really the first tackle company to produce a carp power pole and as most of my fishing centres around carp puddles it made perfect sense at … Continue reading “Garbolino poles”
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