Servicing a Daiwa Saltist Two Speed Lever Drag Reel
04 Dec 2011

Servicing a Daiwa Saltist Two Speed Lever Drag Reel

The Saltist LD Lever Drag series fishing reels are built tough with a rugged “full metal jacket” construction with virtually all components being metal for maximum reliability while most competitor reels at this price point are full of graphite components. Built to handle modern

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Pflueger Trion 66 upgrade
28 Nov 2011

Pflueger Trion 66 upgrade

Resident reel doctor Des Westmore digs into the Pfleuger Trion 66 and replaces a few vitals to ensure years of continued health and faultless fishing operation.

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making bristle boom rigs two way bead
10 Nov 2010

How to make bristle boom rigs

Bristle or Matchstick booms, as they are also known, provide an excellent means of keeping multi-hook, light line beach and boat rigs tangle free says David Proudfoot. Here he reveals the rig-building tricks necessary to make the most of these

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How To Tie The Leader Knot
01 Nov 2010

How To Tie The Leader Knot

“How do I tie a basic shore fishing leader knot?” is one of the most common questions that former World Champion caster Neil Mackellow is asked. Follow Neil’s simple step-by-step instructions and it is a question that you’ll never need

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Perfect Spooling a reel spool properly profiled
28 Jun 2010

Perfect Spooling

Correctly judging the amount of expensive braided line required to fill a reel is a source of frustration for a huge number of anglers, but you don’t have to be a magician to call this right. There is in fact

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How to make your own soft plastics lures in mould
24 Apr 2010

How to make your own jellyworms, twin-tails and shads

Everything is easy when you know how, and making superb custom finished plastic jellyworms and twin-tail lures are no exceptions. Here Chris Tonberg identifies the materials required and shows you how it’s done. As a boat angler, what do you

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Making a spreader boom completed
14 Mar 2010

Making a spreader boom

While it’s possible to purchase spreader booms from retail outlets these tend to be either fixed width or made from fine wire. Where a substantial boom is required for hefty species such as cod, ling or conger the DIY route

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Joining Mono To Braid With The Albright Knot
11 Jan 2010

Joining Mono To Braid With The Albright Knot

How to attach a mono leader to a braided main line? Another of those questions that arises time and time again. Neil Mackellow tried all manner of different connections before settling on the reliable Albright knot which he demonstrates in

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Corrosion prevention products and reel
19 Dec 2009

Wrecked reel revival

Previously I looked at how Corrosion Block compound made by the Lear Chemical Corp in the USA, can help protect a brand new reel and hopefully save you some money in the long run. I said then that all reels will eventually succumb

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using knife to lift Sea Anemone
29 Nov 2009

Sea Anemone Baits

Not all baits are easy or cheap to obtain particularly in winter. Lugworm, squid and peeler crab are supreme cod baits, but are we blind to other easier options? In this bait special Steve Walker discusses the merits of sea

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