As ever, much of the first day of the Nantes Tackle Show (Salon Europeen des Peches en Mer) consisted of collecting each of the many, first class fishing catalogues available from the manufacturers and distributors exhibiting. And what a superb collection it was again at the 2012 show. Inevitably, with the limitations on rack space, these catalogues are invaluable in discovering every last new item of tackle each brand has released. It’s great to see that so many Continue reading “2012 Fishing Catalogues from Nantes Show”
Hurrah! It’s that special time of year again when the major tackle manufacturers release their new fishing tackle to the public, for the first time.
Grab yourself a brew, sit back and behold the 2012 Shimano Fishing Catalogue. Lots of new reels, rods, terminal tackle and clothing. Plus a load more technique-specific tackle which Shimano has expanding on in recent years. Some very interesting new Continue reading “2012 Shimano Catalogue”
2011 is a big year for Daiwa UK. Daiwa has a new logo and a fresh new brand image that it wants to align in every country – we first saw the release of the new Daiwa logo in Australia in December 2009. As you can see, it’s a radical change from the logo we’ve all grown up with. I’m sure it won’t be to everyone’s favour but I really think it’s a great move from Daiwa. While I agree that this is a gamble in terms of brand recognition, I think the new look and feel is Continue reading “Daiwa 2011 | New Tackle – New Logo”
UPDATE : New Avid Carp Corn Stops and Sight Stops now available to buy (see bottom)
AvidCarp.com, the website of the hotly awaited new carp fishing brand Avid Carp has moved from a simple holding page to something with more more intriguing. In their own words, “The countdown to Avid Carp products hitting the shelves has begun”. Even more exciting, the website sets the launch date as June 2010 – so we’re close.
AvidCarp.com confirms what we already know in that Avid Carp will Continue reading “Avid Carp divulge more info on AvidCarp.com”
A copy of Daiwa’s UK 2010 fishing tackle catalogue arrived this morning, much to my delight. For the benefit of those who haven’t received one yet I thought I’d walk you through it – starting with 2010 reels.
In terms of reel technology there doesn’t appear to be an awful lot of new development for 2010. That’s not to say that Daiwa have rested on their laurels this year, but it just appears that they have concentrated on applying their superb, existing technologies further down the range. In summary, there aren’t any new developments at the top of the tree, but with the likes of Zaion, Real Four, DIGIGEAR and the QD drag already in the lineup, we’re already spoilt. A good example of existing technology filtering down through the range this year is the addition of the excellent High Impact Line Clip (HIP Clip) to smaller fixed spools and away from the exclusivity of the bigger carp reels. For those that don’t know, this ingenious line clip on the spool features a braid and mono friendly collar behind the clip so it can be used safely as a distance control without the fear of damaging line. It finds its way from the top-flight BASIAIR onto the replacement for the ever popular TD-R Match & Feeder reels – the new TD-X range. This new addition should go down a storm. Continue reading “Daiwa Catalogue 2010 – Daiwa Reels [part 1]”