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.
Frankie Costello had been searching around for a lure rod which would perform equally as well from the shore and when out on his kayak. With the Fladen Maxximus Nano Plus rod he thinks his quest has ended.
Like most sea anglers, boat and shore, I regularly use bait elastic to secure the various soft baits. Up until now I've had to put up with loose spools of elastic thread which, when not loosing itself and unravelling in the corners of my tackle or coolbox, becomes a malodorous, rotting mass reeking of mussel juice. Fortunately Ullcatch have come up with a handy containerised tool which overcomes all of these problems.
I prefer to have a light on my rod rest to illuminate my rod tips when night fishing as I feel that light overspill can put off some of the fish which inhabit the water close to shore. With this in mind I have been looking to replace my lost Joby Gorilla torch as a light source to illuminate my rods when they are sitting on the tripod. The Damiltech torch kit appears to fit the bill.
Weymouth based young gun lure angler Luke Gregory has specific requirements when it comes to carrying his gear around south coast shore marks. Here he has a long term, in depth look at the Savage Gear Roadrunner Gear Bag to find out if it meets his specifications.