Strike Pro Twin Minnow – Best Hard Lure EFTTEX 2011

Strike Pro Twin MinnowIn another monster category of 19 qualifiers, Strike Pro won the 2011 EFTTEX exhibition prize for best new hard lure last week with their Twin Minnow.

There’s no question that the Strike Pro Twin Minnow is innovative. While at first glance, bonding two hardbaits together may seem a little odd, there’s good reason for doing so. This combined, longer, heavier lure casts further, allowing you to get your lure to fish at distance. And once in the water the prey size is Continue reading “Strike Pro Twin Minnow – Best Hard Lure EFTTEX 2011”

Savage Gear 25cm Soft 4Play – Best Soft Lure EFTTEX 2011

Savage Gear Soft 4Play 25cm LureOne of the biggest categories in this year’s EFTTEX awards was for Best New Soft Lure. Out of the 15-strong short list, the Savage Gear 25cm Soft 4Play lure came through to be crowned overall winner.

The 4Play lure brand has evolved nicely over time, from a sizable Continue reading “Savage Gear 25cm Soft 4Play – Best Soft Lure EFTTEX 2011”

Power Pro Super 8 Slick – Best Braided Line EFTTEX 2011

Power Pro Super 8 Slick BraidPower Pro fought off stiff competition to be voted Best Braided Line at the recent European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition (EFTTEX) with new Power Pro Super 8 Slick braid.

Super 8 Slick sees Power Pro follow a growing trend in 8 strand braid, gaining popularity in many fresh and saltwater disciplines here in the UK. The use of 8 strands (sometimes known as ‘carriers’) produces a very round and smooth braid.

The Honeywell Spectra fibre used in manufacture is braided under high tension to produce a very high grade fishing line.

It’s good to see a Continue reading “Power Pro Super 8 Slick – Best Braided Line EFTTEX 2011”

Century HPR Lure Rods

Century HPRWhat’s this? A UK rod manufacturer making modern lure rods to take on the world? It’ll never happen I hear you cry.

Well you’re wrong, and what’s more, the excellent new Century HPR Lure Rods will be released here in July – that’s almost minutes away!

So what are we talking about here:

Century – A UK company that has been building top quality Continue reading “Century HPR Lure Rods”

Daiwa SP-MH Neoprene Reel Cover

Daiwa SP-MH Neoprene Reel CoverThis is a nice product. I picked up the Daiwa SP-MH reel case when I visited The Art of Fishing in St Merryn, Cornwall. It’s imported from Japan (no English on the packaging) and the quality shows. It’s a sad fact that Daiwa’s Japanese range of tackle is better than that available on our home shores but it makes this kind of stuff more alluring I suppose.

So what to say about a reel bag… Well, as I already remarked the quality is about as good as it gets in neoprene reel covers – the neoprene is a luxurious 5mm thick and Continue reading “Daiwa SP-MH Neoprene Reel Cover”