At the recent Big One tackle show, one item that caught my attention was Prestige Engineering’s new Carp Porter barrow – the Mk5. Wow! What a piece of kit. And British too. I have absolutely no requirement for a carp barrow but now I want one!
Prestige have been making tackle transportation devices for 20 years and they say the Mk-5 Carp Porter is the best fishing barrow they’ve ever made. Each features a lightweight, hi-tensile steel frame made here in the UK by hand and such is the amount of love that goes into making them, each one is individually numbered. All Carp Porter Mk5 barrows come with a lifetime guarantee for the frames – impressive. Continue reading “The Prestige Carp Porter Mk5 Barrow”
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]”
A new Chinese tackle manufacturer has been formed and is set to cause a storm in Europe over the next few years. The name – Holly Kudos.
The OEM company has been formed by an alliance of two existing tackle manufacturers; Danyang Holly Fishing, who have been producing carp and match fishing tackle exclusively for European buyers and Dalian Kudos, a manufacturer focused on terminal tackle. While Dalian Kudos has been concentrating in this area, Danyang Holly Fishing are known for larger carp and match fishing products including bivvies, seat boxes, bedchairs and rod pods, etc. Combining these strengths into a single company gives Holly Kudos a huge assortment of products to offer retailers and wholesalers – some of which have already Continue reading “Holly Kudos – New Carp & Match Fishing Tackle Brand”
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”
In this video from James Robbins, Product Development Manager for both ABU Garcia and Berkley we get a snap shot of some of the new products to be launched by the two tackle giants in the coming season.
First up is an old favourite brought right up to date. The Premier 706 closed-face reel takes its pedigree from the ABU 506’s and 507’s of yesteryear. Size is similar, but there’s a whole host of improvements that look to make this a new favourite in seasons to come. Continue reading “Video: 2010 ABU Garcia Reels & Berkley Line”