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 a very simple way to get it spot on every time, as Dave Proudfoot shows here...
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.
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 is the way to go. Norrie Southam explains how to go about producing this effective terminal tackle which fit neatly into your tackle box.
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 anemones as bait for cod and other fish.