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”
In some ways I didn’t want to write this post. Everything about the Alabama Rig goes against what I love about sport fishing. But somehow, over the pond in the US, they’ve caught Alabama fever.
A little history. The Alabama Rig was made famous by a US Bass Tournament Pro called Paul Elias. He won a recent Walmart FLW Tour event on Lake Guntersville (Alabama) using the rig and since then everyone wants a piece of the winning formula. Maybe not surprising when it netted Elias a cool $100,000 prize fund!
I probably Continue reading “The Alabama Rig”
Right, Bass Anglers… listen up, this is a big one!
‘Fiiish Black Minnow’
Fiiish, not Fish. Count the i’s. One… two… three of ’em.
Quite why we didn’t tell you about them when we got home from the show in Nantes last year, is anyone’s guess. But thankfully, we got a massive slap in the Continue reading “Fiiish Black Minnow Bass Lures”
Thanks to the MonsterTackle.co.uk homepage for reminding me that Savage Gear have released an awesome new colour for their soft plastic sandeels. For 2012, the Savage Gear Sandeel is available in Dirty Silver for the first time. This great new colour has all the merits of a surefire hit; contrasting top and bottom, realistic sparkle and flash & the inclusion of red slash marks – a great strike trigger for predatory Continue reading “New Savage Gear Sandeel in Dirty Silver”
Those of you that follow my occasional chatter on Twitter will know that I am a fan of Farlows in Pall Mall, London. And I’m in good company. You see, Farlows is by Royal Appointment to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, supplying him with
Continue reading “Farlows of Pall Mall – Tackle Shop of Royalty”