New Soft Plastics from Jacks LRF Tested on Perch

Jacks Own Sperm TailsFinally got the chance to test out a batch of new lures from Jacks LRF today. I’ve wanted to try them out on the local Perch population for some time now but a frozen canal and other commitments have meant I’ve had to wait. Having said that, by the time I actually got to wet a line I had my game plan all mapped out.

Plan was to test three styles of Jacks Own lures:

  • Mega Darters
  • Sperm Tails
  • Baby Minnows

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The Alabama Rig

Alabama RigIn 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”

Fiiish Black Minnow Bass Lures

Fiiish Black MinnowRight, 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”

New Savage Gear Sandeel in Dirty Silver

Savage Gear Sandeels in Dirty SilverThanks 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”

Top LRF Tackle a Year On

Salon European des Peches en MerWe’re 24 hours away from starting a lengthy journey. Driving down to the south coast, we’ll be catching the cross channel ferry from Portsmouth to Caen. Once in France we’ll need to drive a further 180 miles to Nantes – all this for a fishing tackle show. But to quote a friend, “if Carlsberg did fishing events, it would probably be close to the Salon European des Peche en Mer in Nantes” from the 27th to the 29th of January.

Two of us have been before – last year. It was a hugely enjoyable event for us (despite not speaking good French) Continue reading “Top LRF Tackle a Year On”