Berkley Nanofil UK Release Date

Berkley NanoFilWe didn’t get a clear answer when we spoke to the Pure Fishing representative at the Tackle & Guns Trade Show yesterday, but it would appear that the amazing new Berkley Nanofil will be in the shops before 2011 is out – or ever so slightly more accurate, in ‘one or two months’.
We can’t wait to try out the thinnest versions of this line. We got to man-handle the line yesterday and have to say Continue reading “Berkley Nanofil UK Release Date”

Climax H2O Super Fine Tip – Best Fly Line EFTTEX 2011

Climax Super Fine Tip Fly LineIf French, Spanish or Czech Nymphing mean anything to you, then this new Climax H2O Super Fine Tip fly line might be right up your beat.

The Super Fine Tip (SFT) line took Best New Fly Line at the recent European Tackle Trade Exhibition, and with good reason. The popularity of ‘nymphing’ has outgrown the respective tackle. Climax looked at what the technique tries to achieve and have made a purpose built fly line for the job.

Traditionally, fly anglers have relied on extended, light line leaders to facilitate a realistic dead drift of a nymph. However most anglers use a standard line. It’s this part of the set up Climax outlined as an area for refinement.

With the Climax Super Fine Tip, the lightweight body features Continue reading “Climax H2O Super Fine Tip – Best Fly Line EFTTEX 2011”

Berkley NanoFil – Innovation of the Year EFTTEX 2011

Berkley NanoFilBerkley NanoFil did NOT win either Best New Monofilament or Best New Braid at EFTTEX 2011. Berkley did win ‘Innovation of the Year’ with NanoFil though. How so?

“Not a Mono. Not a Fluoro. Not a Braid.” That’s how the advertising video for Berkley NanoFil ends. Okay, so apart from ruling Berkley out of every line award at this year’s tackle shows, what does NanoFil mean to us, the Continue reading “Berkley NanoFil – Innovation of the Year EFTTEX 2011”

Power Pro Super 8 Slick – Best Braided Line EFTTEX 2011

Power Pro Super 8 Slick BraidPower Pro fought off stiff competition to be voted Best Braided Line at the recent European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition (EFTTEX) with new Power Pro Super 8 Slick braid.

Super 8 Slick sees Power Pro follow a growing trend in 8 strand braid, gaining popularity in many fresh and saltwater disciplines here in the UK. The use of 8 strands (sometimes known as ‘carriers’) produces a very round and smooth braid.

The Honeywell Spectra fibre used in manufacture is braided under high tension to produce a very high grade fishing line.

It’s good to see a Continue reading “Power Pro Super 8 Slick – Best Braided Line EFTTEX 2011”

Video: Fuji’s New Tangle Free Rod Guides (K-Series)

Those clever people at Fuji, the rod guide manufacturer have done it again. Nearly five years of research, testing and design have lead to the new K-Series guide set, guides specifically created to remove the risk of tangles around rod guides while using braid fishing lines.

Most of us probably don’t think too much about the eyes on our rods but with five years development these K-Series guides have some key design elements: Continue reading “Video: Fuji’s New Tangle Free Rod Guides (K-Series)”