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Those clever people at Fuji, the rod guide manufacturer have done it again. Nearly five years of research, testing and design have lead to the new K-Series guide set, guides specifically created to remove the risk of tangles around rod guides while using braid fishing lines.

Most of us probably don't think too much about the eyes on our rods but with five years development these K-Series guides have some key design elements: ... Read the rest of this entry »

Tuf-Line / Snowbee – T&G Show [part 2]

Posted by Editor On October - 24 - 20091 COMMENT

One of the most attractive stands at the show, and as ever filled with quality products was that of Snowbee. 2009 has proved to be the best year yet for Snowbee's 25 years in business. The success is reported to be due to ranging quality, innovative products that are sensibly priced and supported by great service and supply.

Amongst the huge array of first class fly fishing equipment on offer was a big star of the future in the UK - perhaps even a bit understated - Tuf-Line braid line.

Tuf-Line superlines are manufactured by Western Filaments in the US. They already have quite a following in other parts of the world but haven't really been promoted all that heavily here in the UK. Snowbee have picked up the UK and Irish distribution after losing Power Pro when the manufacturer, Innovative Textiles was gobbled up by Shimano earlier this year. Although Snowbee picking up Tuf-Line was as a direct result of losing Power Pro their statement says it all, "We thought we had used the best, until we came across Tuf-Line... It's amazing!" ... Read the rest of this entry »

Tackle & Guns 2009 Trade Show [part 1]

Posted by Editor On October - 20 - 2009ADD COMMENTS

UPDATE (19th October 2010) - Click here for Tackle & Guns Show 2010


Fishing-Tackle.co.uk were warmly welcomed to the 2009 Tackle & Guns Trade Show on Sunday 18th October, at Stoneleigh Park. And what a show it was...

The T&G show celebrated its 10th anniversary in style with more exhibitors than ever before (over 130) - testament to the excellent standards experienced. Exhibitors and organisers certainly put a great amount of effort into presentation. T&G report that the initial tally looks like the number of buyers was one of the highest ever as well - amazing considering the current financial climate. It looks like UK tackle retailers are looking optimistically at 2010, which is great news for everyone. ... Read the rest of this entry »

New Wychwood Truefly SLA Reel arrives at Sportfish

Posted by Editor On October - 19 - 20091 COMMENT

Online fly fishing retailer Sportfish have just announced the launch of the Wychwood Truefly SLA fly reel. The contempory designed reels are high on features but low on price with the reels themselves priced at just £69.99 and spare cassette type spools only £9.99 - this reel is sure to sell well in the coming 12 months and the lead up to Christmas.

  • SLA stands for Super Large Arbor
  • The Truefly SLA reel has both the largest arbor and lightest weight in its class
  • Construction is of a modern, lightweight die-cast aluminium design
  • Features a concealed Rulon drag system for smooth and reliable use
  • The reel comes in its own custom build case, complete with two spare polycarbonate cassette spools
  • Available in either Black or Warm Grey colour

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Owner Hooks get UK Distributor

Posted by Editor On October - 17 - 20091 COMMENT

Owner Hooks of Japan have chosen a UK distributor in the shape of Fishing Matters Ltd. Owner has become hugely popular in certain areas of our sport in the UK and this partnership should see both Owner's hook range and the Cultiva lure brand promoted heavily here for the first time. Owner will be in good company at Fishing Matters Ltd with stable mates Varivas and Smith.

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