This past weekend saw us travel over 150 miles to visit a tackle shop in Plymouth. Why? Because this was the grand opening of a special kind of store. One that gives us a rare glimpse of what tackle shops should be like. One for the modern angler.
Granted, the new Art of Fishing shop in Plymouth is specialist. It only sells tackle to lure fishermen and women. But Ben Field, the owner, has made a tremendous effort in sourcing a fantastic range of lure fishing equipment from around the globe and making it accessible to UK anglers. Continue reading “Art of Fishing Plymouth – LRF Nirvana”
We’re most definitely fans of Daiwa’s Infinity Q models – a European variation of the original Certate – but it came as quite a shock to discover that the model had resurfaced again in 2012.
From the picture acquired from a German website, it is clear that the new Daiwa Infinity Q Custom is built upon the pre-2010 Certate chassis. As such it doesn’t feature Mag Seal, but it does feature a load of Daiwa’s greatest innovations, including; Real Four, Digigear II, Hardbody-Z, ABS spool, Airbail and Twistbuster II. Despite not being the absolute latest carnation, fear not, this is a top grade spinning reel and one of the Daiwa reels that is made in Japan. I fish with two original Infinity Q reels alongside a Certate and they compete admirably.
There are two visible differences that I can make out. The rotor Continue reading “New Daiwa Infinity Q Custom”
It’s probably common knowledge by now. Angling celebrity, Matt Hayes has parted company with TF Gear and signed a 5-year consultancy with Swedish tackle supplier, Fladen. The result is a fishing tackle range named Matt Hayes Adventure.
While at first this may not appear to be a major revelation, it has the potential to do the sport a great deal of good. It’s clear that Fladen wants to make inroads into the high street – especially large retailers and Continue reading “Matt Hayes Adventure Fishing Tackle”
I have Twitter to thank for this discovery. A few industry people in the know have been unable to keep an exciting new tackle development under wraps. This development – a system for joining line without knots – is planned for release in 2012 by a new UK-based company, Lynx Fishing.
Lynx Fishing have developed a technique called Precision Compression Technology. The process is said to Continue reading “Lynx Fishing – No More Knots?”
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 Continue reading “The Big One Fishing Show 2012”