Reviews

Solar P1 Pod

September 17, 2017

With It being nearly a year since I received My Solar P1 pod, and Global Conversion Kit I figured why wait on on showing the versatility of this pod! Not unlike the original Worldwide pod the new P1 has had some increased refining, and engineering as well as some aesthetic… Read more

Gardner Braided Hair Needle

September 5, 2017

I have used a lot of hair needles over the course of my carp fishing career and I can easily say that the Gardner Braided Hair Needle (standard size) is my favorite. There are a few reasons for this but the biggest is that they are versatile. As my baiting… Read more

Gardner’s Outreach landing Net

July 27, 2017

The Outreach landing net from Gardner is a well thought out and durable piece of essential equipment. As the name suggests the handle is a bit longer than normally seen with the addition of an additional section that can be added on. This comes in handy anytime you need extra… Read more

Gardner Pro Line

April 26, 2017

There are so many lines on the market – and so many make fantastic claims about their abilities. So what about Gardner’s Pro line? It is a fairly limp line and behaves it’s self very well. There are so many claims about line being limp and tough and this line… Read more

The Century C2-D Spod Rod

March 27, 2017

The C2-D Spod rod from Century is, if not the best spod rod in the world, certainly in the top 3 (it’s likely the #1). Read more

ATT Alarms (thoughts after some use)

January 12, 2017

There are lots of bait alarms on the market and I have tried some of them. While I started off wanting all the knobs and buttons and adjustments, I realized that none of these things really matter as much as reliability. Having the ability to change the sensitivity of the… Read more

Fox Easy Shelter Review

December 28, 2016

If you are looking for an awesome and quick to setup shelter then take a look at this one. Very light weight and packs down small the Fox Easy Shelter fits the bill. • Hard wearing Polyester fabric (2000mm hydrostatic head rating) • Styled in unique Fox camo pattern •… Read more

Solar Titanium Indicators

December 20, 2016

While the principal behind visualbite indication is fairly simple. If you get a run the indicator moves upwards, upon a dropback the indicator will drop or sag.  So why have things gotten so complicated, and furthermore what else does a bite indicator need to accomplish?  When I began Carp Fishing… Read more

JAG Hook Sharpening Kit Review by Josef Raguro

June 22, 2016

Well I’m retiring my Berkley hook sharpener. After seeing Zach retouch his hook points on the bank I decided to get a JAG hook sharpening kit. It comes in a small pouch. The kit includes a vice , jeweler file ,2 polishing stones , jeweler’s eye / magnifying glass and… Read more

Review: Gardner’s Deluxe Pencil Marker Float

June 19, 2016

Gardner has a few different marker floats on the market, and each has a slightly different set of benefits. The Deluxe Marker float is a classic take on the marker float: balsa wood construction and the “pencil” design. It is available in two sizes, with the smaller size being well… Read more

Rueben Heaton Scale

Weighing In

June 16, 2016

In the late 70s, when I first fished for carp, the most common method of weighing my captures was with a plastic bag and bar spring scale. These scales are still sold in huge numbers for anglers. Their popularity being due to a very low cost and widespread availability. Their… Read more

Review: Gardner’s GT80+ Main Line

June 12, 2016

I am fussy about my line and have used a lot of different brands and types over the years. There are a lot of lines that will catch fish, but some are much more pleasant to use than others. Gardner’s GT80+ is one of the latter. For example, some lines… Read more

Review: Gardner’s Mugga Hooks

April 10, 2016

The Gardner Mugga Hooks are an example of a hook that has gotten it right in just about every way. The metallurgy is spot on, the finish is great, and most importantly they are really, really sharp. Read more

Century Rods – F2MA and C2-D Review

January 13, 2016

Some tools are for the casual user, some are for those who use them often, and some are for those who understand that their passion demands the best. Century rods are in this last category. Nothing about these rods is done in half measures and it shows. For anglers who fish tournaments,… Read more

The advantages of Kryston Heavy Metal Putty

January 30, 2015

Iain Sorrell Talking about the advantages of Kryston Heavy Metal Putty. Kryston Heavy Metal Putty I’ve been a big fan of tungsten putty for over a decade and had been buying various brands in my local fly fishing store. I love the versatility of being able to pinch off just… Read more