Thanks to those of you who have contributed and asked us when the Okuma Andros 511 will be available in the UK.
Svendsen Sport, the UK distributor have just confirmed that the first Andros reels will come into the UK in May.
As yet it’s not clear which retailers will be stocking the Andros. If you are a retailer that will be stocking the Okuma Andros this year, get in touch and we’ll give you a plug!
If you’ve been following our Twitter account (@fishingtackleuk) you’ll know we were lucky enough to attend this year’s Salon Europeen des Peches en Mer fishing show in Nantes, France. It was a real eye-opener for all sorts of reasons but the one that really stirred my emotions was how the French tackle industry appears to be evolving and transforming the way that they fish – opening up their sport to new audiences (like urban dwellers) and bringing Continue reading “Bringing kids into Fishing – the French way”
With many of us in the fishing doldrums this time of year one highlight on the angling calendar has to be The Big One tackle show held by FishFace Promotions in Farnborough. Fishing-Tackle.co.uk has attended the last Continue reading “The Big One 2011 Fishing Tackle Show”
Just spotted a planned addition to Daiwa’s Morethan Branzino range of spinning reels on Japanese tackle site plat.co.jp – the Morethan Branzino 2508SH LBD.
I know what you’re thinking, it’s the current Morethan Branzino reel with an extra lever bolted on. Well I guess it is really. Yet another tackle innovation from Japan sees the Lever Brake Drag (LBD) form factor added to Morethan Branzino range. It’s hard to see this being a popular reel outside of Japan, but I shouldn’t knock what I haven’t tried.
I’ve been aware of this type of reel from Daiwa for a few years after seeing some shots in a Japanese catalogue but quite where the origin of this design lies, I don’t know. I’m sure your conclusions on the use will be similar to my own – clearly the lever offers more Continue reading “Daiwa Morethan Branzino Lever Brake Drag (LBD)”
As far as I can tell there are only two reasons you won’t buy the new Team Daiwa Z boat rod and Daiwa Saltist LD20H lever drag reel. The first reason is they’re a bit pricey and its true, with a retail price of £225 for the rod and £315 for the reel the money could be better spent on paying almost a whole months gas bill(!). Secondly, you think that you already have all bases covered in the boat rod department – but Continue reading “Team Daiwa Z Boat Rod & Daiwa Saltist Lever Drag Review”