You may not have heard of IMA before, unless you're already reasonably interested in lure fishing. In comparison to lure manufacturers like Rapala, IMA is the new kid on the block and part of a cool, new wave of tackle manufacturers reaching our shores from Japan. The cool kids love them. Anoraks like me love them. But best of all, the fish seem to love them too. Out of Read the rest of this entry »
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Just to clarify, we're not talking about 'Fishing Holidays' here, with intense angling itineraries and perhaps lavish tackle purchases for taking-on the highly targeted game fish of your choice - we're talking average family holidays abroad.
I'm sure we share the same dilemmas every holiday. You're an avid fisherman. You love fishing. You love fish. And consequently you always try to book a holiday near the coast in the hope you'll find time to flex the Read the rest of this entry »
It's that time of year again. You can feel the first warmth in the sunshine, there's buds on the trees and the birds are singing. As a lure angler you're starting to think 'Bass'.
If like me, you haven't already set yourself up for the coming season, now's the time to make sure all your favourite lures are ready to go, the moment the fish are in. For hard bodied lures (plugs) that usually means checking all the hardware for signs of corrosion, bluntness or weakness. While I normally replace any iffy trebles with the excellent Daiichi Bleeding Bait treble hooks, at the end of last summer I started to play around with single hooks on some of my lures. After reading conflicting views on various fishing forums Read the rest of this entry »
If you follow Fishing Tackle UK, you might have noticed that we got a bit carried away with the LRF (Light Rock Fish) style of ultralight lure fishing last year. It consumed our angling activities and became a constant distraction from other exciting types of fishing. While my passion for LRF continues to grow, at the beginning of 2012 we made an active, healthy, decision to make HRF (Hard Rock Fish) an intended focus this year.
Yesterday, our Read the rest of this entry »
This past weekend saw us travel over 150 miles to visit a tackle shop in Plymouth. Why? Because this was the grand opening of a special kind of store. One that gives us a rare glimpse of what tackle shops should be like. One for the modern angler.
Granted, the new Art of Fishing shop in Plymouth is specialist. It only sells tackle to lure fishermen and women. But Ben Field, the owner, has made a tremendous effort in sourcing a fantastic range of lure fishing equipment from around the globe and making it accessible to UK anglers. Exclusive spinning reels from Japan. Lure rods from France. Soft plastics from Read the rest of this entry »