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”
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”
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”
We always enjoy discovering what Savage Gear have been up to and there were quite a few ‘finds’ at this year’s T&G Show. One of the most visually impressive was the new range of Savage Gear Salt Spinning Rods.
These lure rods look fantastic in pearlescent white and while they Continue reading “White Savage Gear Salt Spinning Rods”