Sportfish Sale Now On

Sportfish SaleThe Sportfish Sale is pretty spectacular as far as fishing tackle sales go. At this time of year Sportfish is busy readying itself for delivery of a whole host of new angling products for the coming season and that means they need to clear stock to make room. The Sportfish Mid Season Sale sees discounted items across its Fly Fishing, Spinning and Carp & Specialist lines of tackle giving anglers the limited opportunity to purchase premium Continue reading “Sportfish Sale Now On”

iTackle Magazine from Bauer

iTackle MagazinePublishing giant, Bauer have just released a new digital magazine on fishing tackle – and what’s more – it’s free!

iTackle magazine comes from the makers of Angling Times and being digital offers the fisherman much more in terms of a tackle review than traditional press.

The pilot issue of iTackle is out now (get it here) and features Shimano’s new Aero Technium Mgs carp reel that we featured last month, as well as the new Middy 14.5m MTDI Shock Core Fusion XP45 pole and the feature-packed Nordik Tackle Octbox Mk2 seatbox.

We wish Bauer all the best with iTackle. We like it a lot. The oscillation rate demonstration on the Mgs is fantastic.

Climax H2O Super Fine Tip – Best Fly Line EFTTEX 2011

Climax Super Fine Tip Fly LineIf French, Spanish or Czech Nymphing mean anything to you, then this new Climax H2O Super Fine Tip fly line might be right up your beat.

The Super Fine Tip (SFT) line took Best New Fly Line at the recent European Tackle Trade Exhibition, and with good reason. The popularity of ‘nymphing’ has outgrown the respective tackle. Climax looked at what the technique tries to achieve and have made a purpose built fly line for the job.

Traditionally, fly anglers have relied on extended, light line leaders to facilitate a realistic dead drift of a nymph. However most anglers use a standard line. It’s this part of the set up Climax outlined as an area for refinement.

With the Climax Super Fine Tip, the lightweight body features Continue reading “Climax H2O Super Fine Tip – Best Fly Line EFTTEX 2011”

ICAST Fishing Tackle Show 2011

ICAST 2011The ICAST Fishing Tackle Show was once again a fantastic event that took place 13th to 15th July 2011 in Las Vegas.

Attendance at the 2011 event this year was once again great with a large selection of manufacturers and products all under one roof. The New Product Show was especially exciting with previews of next seasons new Continue reading “ICAST Fishing Tackle Show 2011”

Rapala Reflection Waders – Best Fishing Apparel EFTTEX 2011

Rapala Reflection WadersIt’s been a while since we saw a bold innovation like this in wader design. The Rapala Reflection Waders from Rapala’s Eco Wear range took top honours in the Apparel category at this years EFTTEX, in Amsterdam.

The innovation is two-pronged.

There’s a big tick in the box for the Eco warriors amongst us. Rapala worked with DuPont’s Cerenol technology – a first in waders – to create a highly waterproof and breathable wader using sustainable material derived from agriculture. The result is a product manufactured with 30% less fossil fuel and 35% less greenhouse gas emissions.

If saving the planet doesn’t turn you on, there’s still a big draw. The material used has reflective qualities that are said to mimic underwater light reflections, blurring angler outline and creating the perfect camouflage in certain light conditions.

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