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Decoy Pluggin Single Hooks

Posted by Editor On April - 13 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

Decoy Pluggin SinglesIt'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 »

Lures for Plaice Fishing

Posted by Editor On April - 3 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

Plaice on a LureIf 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 »

Art of Fishing Plymouth – LRF Nirvana

Posted by Editor On March - 27 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

Art of Fishing FlyerThis 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 »

New Daiwa Infinity Q Custom

Posted by Editor On March - 15 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

Daiwa Infinity Q 3000 CustomWe're most definitely fans of Daiwa's Infinity Q models - a European variation of the original Certate - but it came as quite a shock to discover that the model had resurfaced again in 2012.

From the picture acquired from a German website, it is clear that the new Daiwa Infinity Q Custom is built upon the pre-2010 Certate chassis. As such it doesn't feature Mag Seal, but it does feature a load of Daiwa's greatest innovations, including; Real Four, Digigear II, Hardbody-Z, ABS spool, Airbail and Twistbuster II. Despite not being the absolute latest carnation, fear not, this is a top grade spinning reel and one of the Daiwa reels that is made in Japan. I fish with two original Infinity Q reels alongside a Certate and they compete admirably.

There are two visible differences that I can make out. The rotor ... Read the rest of this entry »

Matt Hayes Adventure Fishing Tackle

Posted by Editor On March - 13 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

Matt Hayes AdventureIt's probably common knowledge by now. Angling celebrity, Matt Hayes has parted company with TF Gear and signed a 5-year consultancy with Swedish tackle supplier, Fladen. The result is a fishing tackle range named Matt Hayes Adventure.

While at first this may not appear to be a major revelation, it has the potential to do the sport a great deal of good.  It's clear that Fladen wants to make inroads into the high street - especially large retailers and ... Read the rest of this entry »