Tag: fishing tackle

After mucking about with the budget gear we bought last year to see if we were going to get into fly fishing, a couple of weeks ago we splashed out and purchased new rods and reels (as well as some higher quality line). We decided on the Greys GRXi 5/6 weight reels as they come with 3 extra spools so you can have different types of line on each to suit different fishing conditions, eg, sinking line if the fish are deep, floating if they’re feeding on the surface, etc.…

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So here I am after having one of those days that I’d rather forget caused, I think, by a stomache bug that went round work last Friday. I’d planned to go out yesterday but I just wasn’t feeling up to it and have taken the day off work today to get myself back to normal. But, as they say, every cloud has a silver lining and I’ve done a bit of searching on the internet for bits and pieces about sea fishing and angling in general. The internet has certainly…

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Hooks are one of (if not the) the most important parts of the end tackle used in sea fishing. They need to be small enough to be engulfed by the fish being sought but strong enough to land what could potentially be a huge fish. We mainly use two type of hooks in all the rigs we make – Aberdeen or wide-gape big mouth. Most of the hooks we buy online from veals.co.uk or Sakuma who have all the patterns available for almost every UK need. The most common hook…

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Continuing on with the series on sea fishing tackle this section will deal with what are termed rigs or end tackle, the business end containing the hook or hooks and different ways of attaching them and why. We make almost all of our own rigs so that we can customise them for specific venues / target species and, when you make you own end tackle you can be sure of the quality of the knots, hooks, swivels etc. For most of this section I will refer to the website of…

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Continuing on from part 1 of my description of the sea fishing tackle we use and why, this installment explains the different types of reels we use. The main reel I use is the Abu Garcia 6500C3 CT Mag Elite (pictured to the left). I have a pair of these multiplier (or baitcaster) reels set up in exactly the same way just in case the line breaks and I have to change over in a hurry. They are a great casting reel, are easy to control (for a multiplier!) and…

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This entry marks a bit of a departure from the normal. As we’re not fishing at the moment and the weather is a bit wet for walking I’ll be outlining some of the gear we use in our sea fishing. This first installment is all about the rods we use, why we bought them and what we use them for. Before buying a new rod or even going into a tackle shop ask yourself a few basic questions. What type of fish do you want to catch, where do you…

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