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Gardner Pro Line

Gardner Pro Line

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 comes as close as any...
The Century C2-D Spod Rod

The Century C2-D Spod Rod

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).
Prologic Windblade Indicators

Prologic Windblade Indicators

North American waters are challenging for many reasons. The larger lakes and rivers not only require a step up in tackle but can be especially problematic when trying to set up your alarms and indicators. Strong currents and undertow will often result in ‘bobbin creep’ which will invariably trigger false beeps which are particularly annoying...
The basics of fish handling

The basics of fish handling

I wanted to touch on a subject that comes up almost daily, carp care or fish care for that matter.  The fact that we carefully handle carp in America is something that is not seen outside of our community as carp anglers. According to the US Fish and Wildlife services, in 2015 there were 28,463,499...
Delkim - 25 Year Anniversary

Delkim – 25 Year Anniversary

  Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to try many of the alarms that have come on the market. One or two have proven themselves to be solid & reliable workhorses while many others, often with too much marketing hype, have promised plenty but never lived up to the expectations on the bank. One company however truly...
ATT Alarms (thoughts after some use)

ATT Alarms (thoughts after some use)

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 alarm on the fly means...
What's in your box Zach?

What’s in your box Zach?

I’ve had a few requests to see what I take on sessions so I made a short video. I said the wrong thing a few times such as the first black box being Ambush when it is NGT. The second was the Solar baiting needle does not include a gated needle. Guess I need to...
Fox Easy Shelter Review

Fox Easy Shelter Review

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 • ‘Pop-up’ frame design ensures rapid...
Solar Titanium Indicators

Solar Titanium Indicators

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 I fished exclusively by quiver...
JAG Hook Sharpening Kit Review by Josef Raguro

JAG Hook Sharpening Kit Review by Josef Raguro

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 the solution marker for coating...
Weighing In

Weighing In

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 disadvantage would be accuracy. The...
Review: Gardner's GT80+ Main Line

Review: Gardner’s GT80+ Main Line

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 seem to be more difficult...