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Rapala Reflection WadersIt's been a while since we saw a bold innovation like this in wader design. The Rapala Reflection Waders from Rapala's Eco Wear range took top honours in the Apparel category at this years EFTTEX, in Amsterdam.

The innovation is two-pronged.

There's a big tick in the box for the Eco warriors amongst us. Rapala worked with DuPont's Cerenol technology - a first in waders - to create a highly waterproof and breathable wader using sustainable material derived from agriculture. The result is a product manufactured with 30% less fossil fuel and 35% less greenhouse gas emissions.

If saving the planet doesn't turn you on, there's still a big draw. The material used has reflective qualities that are said to mimic underwater light reflections, blurring angler outline and creating the perfect camouflage in certain light conditions.

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Best Fishing Websites in the UK 2010

Posted by Editor On April - 1 - 2011

Hitwise Top Fishing Websites 2010Thanks to the good people at Hitwise we're able to accurately rank the top 10 best fishing websites in the UK for the last year, ranked by visitor numbers (popularity).

With our sport being so diverse it's interesting to look how the top 10 splits out. We've added our own categorisation Read the rest of this entry »

Fish n Tips Magazine – couldn’t keep it up

Posted by Editor On March - 31 - 2011

Fish n Tips MagazineThis was meant to be a happy post about how thrilled we were about the launch of Fish n Tips - a brand new fishing magazine with a fresh, fun approach. Unfortunately I've just read the sad news on fntmag.co.uk that the magazine has not managed to secure enough advertising revenue to put the second issue to print.

I thumbed Read the rest of this entry »

The Big One 2011 Fishing Tackle Show

Posted by Editor On February - 16 - 2011

The Big One 2011With many of us in the fishing doldrums this time of year one highlight on the angling calendar has to be The Big One tackle show held by FishFace Promotions in Farnborough. Fishing-Tackle.co.uk has attended the last Read the rest of this entry »

Hot Rox Hand Warmer (with video)

Posted by Editor On November - 15 - 2010

Hot Rox Hand WarmerNo Boiling, No Burning, No Fiddle, No Fuss

Now this was a neat new item being exhibited at the Tackle & Guns Show - the electronic Hot Rox Hand Warmer.

David House, the Managing Director of the company behind HotRox demonstrated the new product for us and I have to say it beats traditional hand warmers for a number of reasons.

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