Fishface Production's 'The Big One' event has been one of the biggest success stories in recent years, for anglers, retailers and tackle manufacturers alike. Bucking the downward trend of the UK's economy, The Big One ... Read the rest of this entry »
Finally got the chance to test out a batch of new lures from Jacks LRF today. I've wanted to try them out on the local Perch population for some time now but a frozen canal and other commitments have meant I've had to wait. Having said that, by the time I actually got to wet a line I had my game plan all mapped out.
Plan was to test three styles of Jacks Own lures:
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In some ways I didn't want to write this post. Everything about the Alabama Rig goes against what I love about sport fishing. But somehow, over the pond in the US, they've caught Alabama fever.
A little history. The Alabama Rig was made famous by a US Bass Tournament Pro called Paul Elias. He won a recent Walmart FLW Tour event on Lake Guntersville (Alabama) using the rig and since then everyone wants a piece of the winning formula. Maybe not surprising when it netted Elias a cool $100,000 prize fund!
I probably ... Read the rest of this entry »
Following on from my post last year entitled 'Bringing kids into Fishing – the French way'. Check out what French tackle distributor, French Touch Fishing has been up to.
This is sooo the future of our sport.
Would love to see tackle manufacturers, resellers and retailers funding similar here in the UK. Hard to measure ... Read the rest of this entry »
When the guys at French Touch Fishing add new products to their range of lure fishing equipment, it's worth a close look.
At Nantes this year we discovered Tiemco for the first time. French Touch Fishing have added a selection of Japanese Tiemco tackle to their 2012 catalogue, alongside another of our favourites - Reins.
Of special interest to us were the new Aqua Project Mebaru Hook jigheads. A fairly average - but high quality - jig ... Read the rest of this entry »