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The Big Bob jig is a bad boy!

A wicked ‘bad boy’ is set to hit the North Sea in search of giant cod. Every year during late winter and early spring the so-called ‘ Skrei’ – big pelagic cod from the Barents Sea – gather close to the coastline of northern Norway. Some of the specimens are among the biggest cod found […]

VIEW VIDEO HERE: the new IMPULSE MINI SMELT bait for panfish

“The IMPULSE MINI SMELT is the finesse panfish angler’s favourite forage,” says TEAM NORTHLAND Pro-staffer and famed ‘pan man’, Brian ‘Bro’ Brosdahl. “It mimics vulnerable ‘young of the year’ minnow fry to perfection,” he adds of the latest bait in the IMPULSE range. “Moulded from soft plastic and measuring only an inch in length, the […]

A. Jensen Big Fly shooting heads: perfect for rough conditions

A. Jensen says that its Big Fly shooting heads are made for fishing in rough conditions and presenting big and bulky flies. One of the Danish company’s field testers commented: “Using this head, I am able to cast out half a turkey in a strong headwind!” At only 8.8m, the Big Fly is among the […]

More from Sportex: the new Instinct rod range for 2012

What gives a successful angler the edge over others? The designers at German rod brand Sportex have been asking that very question, and believe they have the answer. A successful angler, says Sportex, has a natural instinct for perfect timing, for choosing the best swim and for using the right bait. “To optimise these skills […]

Paladin puts Castalia Magic Flight reel centre-stage at China Fish

After three Best of Show category wins in recent years, Paladin is expecting to make more progress at China Fish 2012 by introducing the Castalia Magic Flight reel to the Asian market. The Magic Flight features a dimpled spool design inspired by the surface of golf balls. The dimples are positioned on both the outer […]

MORE GREAT VIDEO FROM LOOP: the Opti River rod in action in Canada

Loop is back. The Swedish fly fishing company’s struggles have been well documented, but it now has new financial backing and there’s a renewed air of confidence amongst the team and the new owners. Just look at this video of the Opti River single-handed rod being put through its paces in Quebec. It’s the second […]

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