Keeping line from unravelling on a fixed spool can be a trial, whether on the reel or in the spares bag. Although you can buy custom bands to secure the line, complete with manufacturers adverts, a cheaper, simpler version is available.
Some years ago Steve Ace from Veals Fishing Tackle developed a float fishing style or bream and mullet that was picked up by Mark Harding and other Alderney anglers and this has has allowed them to fish with a float at distance. They use a long stem float which permits casting with the minimum of tangles normally associated with sliding floats.
Light weight bead booms are a valuable addition to the armoury of both the boat and shore angler, here Planet Sea Fishing describe how to a assemble the boom and build a traces using this terminal tackle.
The bloodworm is a relative of the lugworm found in Europe, it is widely used as a bait for shore fishing in South Africa. Here Dean Dickinson details how he has adapted the pennel rig to trap the bloodworm on a twin hook rig and ensure that it is neatly presented for the fish.
Bio lures or baits such as Berkley Gulp or Marukyu Isome are impregnated with combinations of amino acids that trigger a feeding response in fish. The manufacturers state that these amino acids are present in the baits in concentrations five to six times the quantities found in natural baits.
No matter what level of quality of a reel attains sooner or later some problems will occur, even with regular maintenance. Here Des Westmore strips a Shimano Tyrnos 10 to fix a couple of regular problems which crop up as a result of frequent usage in a saltwater environment.
Although this article relates to the Tyrnos the problems featured also affect reels from other manufacturers.