NEFF Weekly Fly Fishing bargains – 16th February

There isn’t a week goes by where at some point, and usually more than once I trawl through the listings on eBay looking for a fly fishing bargain. And if it’s not eBay, then it’ll be Orvis, GAC, Sportfish, Fishtec or any one of a dozen more online goodie stores. As I spend a lot of idle time staring at stuff I want, but possibly … Continued

NEFF Weekly Fly Fishing bargains – 9th February

There isn’t a week goes by where at some point, and usually more than once I trawl through the listings on eBay looking for a fly fishing bargain. And if it’s not eBay, then it’ll be Orvis, GAC, Sportfish, Fishtec or any one of a dozen more online goodie stores. As I spend a lot of idle time staring at … Continued

This years most important piece of fishing gear

I’ve been looking through all the gear I lug around, and all the gear I’d like to buy, so I can lug it around, and decided that by far the most important piece of fishing gear I’ll use this year is in the photo below. No, it’s not a toilet roll – though that has many uses (try using a … Continued

Minke Multi-Tool – first impressions

Way back in August last year, I came across a Twitter message about a funky new tool for tying hooks to line. The product in question was looking for financial backing through Kickstarter, a website where anyone with an idea for a product, game, piece of music, film or artwork can showcase their project in an attempt to raise funding … Continued

Aquapac Mini Whanganui Waterproof iPhone Case review

I’ve no sense of balance, I’m also paranoid. Those two things coupled with me wading up to my waist in rivers with a £400 phone in my pocket, are not a good combination. I could leave my phone in the car, but I like having it with me when venturing to some of the more remote stretches of the river, … Continued

My ideas for the top christmas gifts for fishermen (are you reading this wifey?)

I know, it’s perhaps a little early to be writing posts about Xmas 2013, what with Xmas 2012 only just being collected from the green wheelie bin, but I thought I’d get in early. My main reason for writing this post is down to me not owning any of these items and wanting somewhere to keep a list of stuff … Continued

Hardy Fishing Tackle Museum, more than just old cane rods…

10 June, 2013 Update  – it’s almost three years since I published this article, all of the stuff below still stands. Since 2010 I’ve had many more visits up to Alnwick and each time I’ve been really impressed with the store and the staff. I’ve just noticed Hardy have a great short story on their site detailing the history of the brand. It’s well worth … Continued

Prescription Polaroids

Are prescription Polaroid’s as good as the expensive ‘non-prescription’ alternatives? I’ve wanting to get myself a set of polaroids for ages now, it’s certainly no secret that they can be a big help when the fish are on the surface. Up to the last month or so all my fishing has been on still waters, not the big fish stalking … Continued