Category: Tackle

Frogs Fanny

So verdict? for me it won’t be replacing my Shimzake but I will continue to use it until the bottle runs out which probably won’t be long at the rate the stuff blows away taking the brush out the bottle. I will be saving the brush for my Shimzake afterwards!

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Snowbee Hat Magnifiers

I have a bit of a love hate relationship with this particular item of tackle.

Snowbee Cap mounted magnifiers
I find now as an aging angler in my 6th decade of life, that my eyes are starting to deteriorate. I take this badly, I have had pretty well perfect eyesight my whole life and even now when I go for an eye test the optician tells me my eyesight is better than it has any right to be for my age. However being that I have had good eyes, I guess I am taking it worse as I find I can’t see close up things.

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Simms G4 Pro Jacket (2015)

My old Simms Freestone jacket was getting the worse for wear, as it was a bit holey in a few places. Partly due to catching on things like barbed wire fences when trying to get to rivers and partly I would hazard a guess, due to...

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The Fly Tidy

The fly tidy is a simple idea that needed someone to turn into reality. In essence it’s a plastic tray ( not sure what type, maybe polyurethane) with the ability to mount a fly tying vice by the shaft ( thus dispensing with either the clamp or heavy weight base). What this then allows is truly portable fly tying.

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Hardy EWS2 3/4 length jacket

Its a pretty heavily made coat, not as thin or light as many shell jacket designs which was exactly what I was after. Now these jackets ( like so much product these days) are made in China but I have to be honest and say the quality of the machining appears good. The jacket has more pockets than even I realised when I bought it, having two bellows pockets at the hip height, two fleece lines hand warmer pockets, a lower back gear pocket, and a couple of chest height pockets, one which would appear to be water proof, or at least out the way of the elements.

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