The Eddystone Eel has been around for over 40 years now and they remain as effective a lure as they were in the early days of their evolution. I first came across them when preparing for a Plymouth trip in the mid-70’s and I still have and use some of those innovative designs today. They are still an effective lure for cod and pollack with a great, supple tail action.
Rating a reel as the best in its class may be a difficult claim to substantiate but with a strip down review Des Westmore establishes that his customer's claim may not be far wide of the mark with the Daiwa Sealine X 30SHV.
Frankie Costello is a sucker for a front drag reel when light tackle fishing from the shore and kayak, can the rear drag Fladen Maxximus DX2000R spinning reel convince him of the benefits of a well tuned stern drag?
I recent had a wee tour of the south coast of England, a spot of boat fishing and a chance to meet up with site contributor Frankie Costello. After a meet with Frankie he suggested that we pop into the newly relocated Seaview Angling shop. I have to say that I was impressed; this store is a lure angler's paradise.