Product Review

  • 1

    Jun
    2015
    Penn Affinity 7000 LTD
    Penn Affinity 7000 LTD Liveliner Reel           What the manufacturer says. Designed as big pit carp reels, all the Penn Affinity’s specifications include a long tapered, forged aluminium spool and slow oscillation movement for perfect line lay to achieve maximum distance with both mono and braided lines. With strategically placed stainless steel ball-bearings these reels are smooth under load, but also feature a quick turn drag system, a titanium main sha...

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  • 29

    May
    2015
    Abu Cardinal SX Combo
    Abu Cardinal SX Combo This three-piece rod and Cardinal reel combination from Abu is high quality and exceptional value.   Produced in two versions, there is the 8ft rod with an SX20 front drag reel (power rating of 4-20g), and the 9ft with the slightly larger FX30 front drag (power rating of 7-28g).     The rods feature high-grade cork handles and 24 ton graphite for a light-weight, balanced design. The reel is a fresh-water version with five bearings, instant anti-reverse ...

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  • 7

    May
    2015
    Shakespeare Agility Drop Shot Rod
    Shakespeare Agility Drop Shot Rod James Robbins of Shakespeare UK kindly sent over the new Agility Drop Shot Rod for a product review. This particular rod falls within the Agility Predator range. The Agility range of products have taken the UK by storm with their high quality-low cost range that covers almost all angling disciplines found in UK and Irish waters.     Over the past few seasons I have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to use many of the Agility products from ...

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  • 13

    Apr
    2015
    Shakespeare Superteam Rod and Reel
    Shakespeare Superteam Match   Rod and Reel Match Kit         What the manufacturer says Superteam Match Rod These rods have extremely versatile progressive actions that blend the fine hollow tip section into a powerful middle and butt section. This offers a rod that is equally good when hooking and playing fish on finer hook lengths and hooks as well as more powerful fish on heavier gear. All blanks in the range are amazingly slim and balanced. Features High...

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  • 6

    Apr
    2015
    Mitchell Mag Premier
    Mitchell Mag Premier What the manufacturer says To maximise performance, the construction of these reels utilises three different types of material. The rotor is made from magnesium to help reduce weight; the stem is made from aluminium to improve rigidity and strength, whilst the body is made from reinforced graphite to help reduce weight and cost.     Features 9 stainless steel ball bearings Titanium anti-twist line roller Double anodised aluminium main spool Convertible ...

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  • 1

    Apr
    2015
    Shakespeare Agility LRF rods
    Shakespeare Agility LRF Rods       What the manufacturer says In recognition of this fast expanding form of fishing, Shakespeare have introduced two new LRF rods into their highly popular Agility range of saltwater rods. The 6'9" version The lightweight, slim blanks feature supple ultra-responsive tip sections for maximum bite detection, but with power then phasing in progressively, designed to feed vital information straight back into the hand. This allows you to liter...

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  • 29

    Mar
    2015
    Penn Rampage 9ft Bass Spinning Rod
    Penn Rampage   9’ Bass Spinning Rod         What the manufacturer says This model is available in both 9’ and 10’ lengths and rated to cast 1-2 Oz and 1-3 Oz respectively. These light-weight, slim diameter rods are designed for general spinning, plug fishing, working artificial sandeels for Bass and Pollack and even float fishing. They sport a progressive semi-fast taper action, but with a stiff butt to provide long range casting performance...

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  • 26

    Mar
    2015
    Easy Coarse and Match Rigs
    Easy Coarse and Match Rigs Everything you need to know about match rigs plus much more. http://easycoarseandmatchrigs.com/       Hot on the heels of the “Easy Carp Rigs” booklet, I have been sent another in the current set, “Easy Match Rigs” to have a look at. This very handy reference book covers how to set-up the feeder, in-line feeder, float fishing the “lift method”, various waggler and slider rigs, and numerous pole rigs. As wit...

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  • 24

    Mar
    2015
    Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 6ft kayak Rod
     Product Review Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 6’ kayak Rod A couple of winter seasons ago, I decided to target Three Bearded Rockling. As a specimen hunter, the qualifying weight for this species is 1lb 12oz. This may seem like a small target but finding one over this size is quite a tall order for this mini-species.     I scoured the tackle shops and also on-line for a rod that would do the job, but had genuine difficulty in finding the ideal kit. This lead me to sea...

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  • 10

    Mar
    2015
    Easy Carp Rigs
    Easy Carp Rigs Everything you need to know about Carp Rigs plus much more. www.easycarprigs.com  I had recently been made aware of this interesting book and immediately ordered one, arriving quickly by post. I was pleasantly surprised to see it is packed with useful information, along with easy to read details and photographs on exactly how to tie the most popular Carp rigs. Not only that, it also explains why such a rig should be used, helping the novice carp angler to understand the ...

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