One of the most attractive stands at the show, and as ever filled with quality products was that of Snowbee. 2009 has proved to be the best year yet for Snowbee’s 25 years in business. The success is reported to be due to ranging quality, innovative products that are sensibly priced and supported by great service and supply.
Amongst the huge array of first class fly fishing equipment on offer was a big star of the future in the UK – perhaps even a bit understated – Tuf-Line braid line.
Tuf-Line superlines are manufactured by Western Filaments in the US. They already have quite a following in other parts of the world but haven’t really been promoted all that heavily here in the UK. Snowbee have picked up the UK and Irish distribution after losing Power Pro when the manufacturer, Innovative Textiles was gobbled up by Shimano earlier this year. Although Snowbee picking up Tuf-Line was as a direct result of losing Power Pro their statement says it all, “We thought we had used the best, until we came across Tuf-Line… It’s amazing!” Continue reading “Tuf-Line / Snowbee – T&G Show [part 2]”
UPDATE (19th October 2010) – Click here for Tackle & Guns Show 2010
Fishing-Tackle.co.uk were warmly welcomed to the 2009 Tackle & Guns Trade Show on Sunday 18th October, at Stoneleigh Park. And what a show it was…
The T&G show celebrated its 10th anniversary in style with more exhibitors than ever before (over 130) – testament to the excellent standards experienced. Exhibitors and organisers certainly put a great amount of effort into presentation. T&G report that the initial tally looks like the number of buyers was one of the highest ever as well – amazing considering the current financial climate. It looks like UK tackle retailers are looking optimistically at 2010, which is great news for everyone. Continue reading “Tackle & Guns 2009 Trade Show [part 1]”
Online fly fishing retailer Sportfish have just announced the launch of the Wychwood Truefly SLA fly reel. The contempory designed reels are high on features but low on price with the reels themselves priced at just £69.99 and spare cassette type spools only £9.99 – this reel is sure to sell well in the coming 12 months and the lead up to Christmas.
- SLA stands for Super Large Arbor
- The Truefly SLA reel has both the largest arbor and lightest weight in its class
- Construction is of a modern, lightweight die-cast aluminium design
- Features a concealed Rulon drag system for smooth and reliable use
- The reel comes in its own custom build case, complete with two spare polycarbonate cassette spools
- Available in either Black or Warm Grey colour
Continue reading “New Wychwood Truefly SLA Reel arrives at Sportfish”
Owner Hooks of Japan have chosen a UK distributor in the shape of Fishing Matters Ltd. Owner has become hugely popular in certain areas of our sport in the UK and this partnership should see both Owner’s hook range and the Cultiva lure brand promoted heavily here for the first time. Owner will be in good company at Fishing Matters Ltd with stable mates Varivas and Smith.
Continue reading “Owner Hooks get UK Distributor”
This week, the Angling Times gives us an exclusive look at one of the new reels in Daiwa’s 2010 range – the Daiwa TD-X – which looks like the replacement for the ever popular TDR (the blue one).
Angling Times exclusively reveal that the new reel will be in the shops by the end of November – perhaps you won’t get that naff pen that turns into a fishing rod for Christmas after all!
In terms of enhancements the TD-X moves on from the TDR in a number of ways. The reel now features a push-button release on the spool making changeovers much quicker and trouble free. There’s a new line clip system that’s been inherited from the top-of-the-range Basiair carp reel and a waterproof drag system that’s been developed from another high-end reel, the Certate. Continue reading “First look at new Daiwa TD-X Fixed Spool Reel”