Durable, Dependable & Affordable – The Shakespeare Sigma Reel

Intro: Two of the main questions that I would encounter on my social media channels on a regular basis are: “Hi there, I have just started fishing and I want to know what reel should I start with?” Or my favourite one in response to my Hardy Ultralite ASR 4000 Review, “Great review mate but…

“Watch Your Fish(and arms) Turn to Jelly!” – FNF Fritz Review

It’s making all the headlines at the moment within the angling world. It has had its own articles in Total Flyfisher, Trout Fisherman and Flyfishing and Flytying alongside rave reviews from countless flytyers on social media. Let’s talk about FNF’s (Frozen North Flyfishing) innovative materials….jelly fritz, daphnia fritz and chewing gum chenille! The products are…

“Secure Backing & Check Your Leader!” – Lough Fadden Review

This week we are reviewing one of Northern Ireland’s best kept secrets, Lough Fadden. A treasure lying precariously on the edge of a rugged clifftop in the middle of Game of Thrones country, Fadden has plenty to attract all abilities of angler. I know when I first coined Game of Thrones country to the owner,…

A ‘Reely’ Good Acquisition – Hardy Ultralite ASR 4000

  Intro This week’s review concerns the stunning Hardy Ultralite ASR 4000 reel. In a competitive market where light reels are becoming the norm, we take a look at one of the high end models.   Background When you mention Hardy in angling circles, you are immediately aware of a well-respected brand which has been…

The Re-launch (If you can call it that!)

It only occurred to me when i was moving house a few years ago, how much fishing gear i had accumulated over the years. A lot of it was fishing gear that i needed and a lot of it was gear that i didn’t need but thought i would need sometime. The strange thing is…