Light weight matchstick 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.
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
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
International boat angler, Dave Proudfoot favours plastic ‘tube’ booms over the multitude of wire alternatives. Here he shows you just how quick and easy it is to make custom sliding booms for just pennies. While many boat anglers use French