Product Reviews

Product reviews of all things fishing, from magazines to lure packs, to rods and reels.

Leatherman “Vista”

Shane French /

April 23, 2008 /

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Wow, I love multi tools and this one is a hummer! Early in the season when I was checking out all my back country water I could have done with this little number. I tore up two sets of breathable waders early on, with the blackberry and gorse. If I had had one of these […]

Line Tidy, from Anglers Image.

Shane French /

April 23, 2008 /

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I should have put this up ages ago, (slack bastard). I got one of these months ago and it has now become one of the best items I have ever purchased for fishing. It is a Yo Yo shape contraption that enables you to tidily dispose of line on the river, for taking back home […]

Gehrkers Fly Line Cleaner

Shane French /

April 23, 2008 /

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Every Fly fisherman should have this at home or in his vest. I clean my lines about every third trip out. It makes a huge difference to the floating capability of your line and to the ease of that line sliding through your guides on the rod. Downstream nymphing is so much easier when the […]

Sinking Leaders, (Rio)

Shane French /

June 12, 2007 /

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Have you ever been nymphing happily up a river and then come to a DEEP slow moving pool that just begs to be wet lined but you didn’t bring your sinking line. Rio have a selection of different speed sinking leaders. Just attach with the simple loop to loop method onto your floating line and […]

Taupofishing extreme strike indicators

Shane French /

June 4, 2007 /

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Are you sick of putting on a fresh indicator only to have it sink minutes after. For me there was nothing more annoying, not only is it harder to detect strikes, but a sub surface indicator is a damn good way to spook fish. My indicators are made from polypropylene and treated with three different, […]

Norstream Clamp

Shane French /

April 4, 2007 /

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This has got to be one of the best things on my vest. Apart from the fact that they look cool,(you have to look cool to fish properly). They are brilliant for taking hooks out of Trout and fingers!! also a useful tool for crimping on split shot. The clamp enables you to fix them […]

Hand-carved fish Priests

Shane French /

April 4, 2007 /

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These little gems are brilliant for quickly dispatching your fish. No more searching around for a rock or branch while your trout is flapping around stressing out on the ground. They are small enough to go into any vest or in your front pocket of your waders, but hard and heavy enough to cleanly kill […]

Wader repair kit in a tube

Shane French /

April 4, 2007 /

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No more patches and mixing different glues, then having to wait 24 hours for it to cure. Loon wader repair is so simple. Find the tear or leak squeeze on the loon then place in sunlight. Within minutes it is solid and the waders can be worn again. It works on all types of waders […]