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Total Carp Staff  |  Dec 11, 2014  |  0 comments
The new Krank hooks have been turning heads of late. With the standard pattern released a few months ago, Korda has now unleashed the Krank Choddy to further strengthen the range. It’s built with the same sweeping shank, slightly offset point and large gape, that made the Krank such a devastating pattern. The Krank Choddy has one simple alteration, an out-turned eye that allows it to be used with the stiff filament lines associated with chod and hinged stiff rigs, further improving their hooking ability and adding a different option of hook when fishing these popular rigs.
Total Carp Staff  |  Dec 10, 2014  |  0 comments
I have been using braided main lines as my line of choice for over two years now and when I first saw the new Fox Submerge I knew I would have to give it a test. Available in both 25lb and 40lb breaking strains each of which can be brought on 300m or 600m spools, the Submerge is produced in a blend of dark camo patterns that will help break up the outline over various lakebed varieties. What immediately stood out when I was spooling my reels up was the incredibly thin diameter with relation to breaking strain. At a mere 0.
Total Carp Staff  |  Nov 19, 2014  |  0 comments
It’s been a long time coming, but the eagerly anticipated COG (Centre Of Gravity) lead system is finally here and I reckon it looks a winner. The unique system, which features some extra components and a recess in the top of the lead itself,offers the hooking potential of an inline lead but with the ejection qualities of a lead-clip arrangement. I can’t remember the last time I used a lead clip as, many moons ago, I ran some tests on various lead setups and found the lead clip to be the absolute worst in terms of hooking and bite indication. Okay, it drops the lead efficiently, but in all other areas I just don’t rate a lead clip at all.
Total Carp Staff  |  Nov 10, 2014  |  0 comments
• Simple mechanism allowing an effective running rig • Can be fished fixed or drop-off • Six full setups per pack • PVA stops sold separately For more details go to www. foxint. com £4. 99 Like what you see? Or buy a single issue .
Total Carp Staff  |  Oct 28, 2014  |  0 comments
• Water-soluble, biodegradable pop-up foam • Helps to improve presentation• Supplied in a handy waterproof resealable tub £3. 75 For more details go to www. foxint. com Like what you see? Or buy a single issue .
Total Carp Staff  |  Oct 06, 2014  |  0 comments
When compiling this month’s ‘Essentials’ feature I was drawn to explain my choice of solid bags to one of the TC team. I happily use two or three brands, but I have found these Avid bags to be my favourites. The PVA itself is strong and the seams are extremely reliable. I have yet to have one of these bags break on me, which has definitely not been the case with some other bags I have used in the past.
Total Carp Staff  |  Sep 30, 2014  |  0 comments
• Strong uncoated hook-link material• Two colours available, Camo Brown and Green • 15lb, 20lb and 25lb breaking strains• Supplied on 10m spools£4. 65For more details go to www. esp-carpgear. com.
Total Carp Staff  |  Sep 24, 2014  |  0 comments
• Dedicated weighted hook-link sinker• Reusable with easy pinch-on attachment• 10 components per packet• Available in 0. 3g, 0. 4g, 0. 6g and 0.
Total Carp Staff  |  Sep 15, 2014  |  0 comments
• High-memory stiff mono hook link • Finished in Diffusion Camo• Available in 20lb and 25lb breaking strains• Supplied on 20m spoolsRRP: £5. 99 FOR MORE DETAILS GO TO: www. nashtackle. co.
Total Carp Staff  |  Sep 15, 2014  |  0 comments
• Low-diameter, sinking braided main line • Ultra-supple and abrasion resistant • Available in 25lb and 40lb breaking strains • Supplied on 300m or 600m spools RRP: £29. 99 to £59. 99FOR MORE DETAILS GO TO: www. foxint.
Total Carp Staff  |  Sep 11, 2014  |  0 comments
• Top-quality monofilament main line• High knot strength and abrasion resistance • Whopping 3,600-yard spool RRP: £34. 99 FOR MORE DETAILS GO TO: www. uk. purefishing.
Total Carp Staff  |  Sep 10, 2014  |  0 comments
TC reader Geraint Thomas says: "When Marc Coulson e-mailed me and gave me a choice of a few products to review I immediately jumped at these, given that there is a total leader ban on my water. "This problem is solved with the taper from 40lb down to 10lb. Imagine it as a giant tapered leader that fills your spool. I managed to fit it almost perfectly on my reel, so there was no need for backing or, importantly, trimming any of the thicker line off.
Total Carp Staff  |  Sep 08, 2014  |  0 comments
• Unique ‘Uni filament’ main line• Extra-fine diameter • Zero memory aids casting• Available from 12lb to over 44lb breaking strain RRP: £15. 99 FOR MORE DETAILS GO TO: www. uk. purefishing.
Total Carp Staff  |  Sep 03, 2014  |  0 comments
• Ready-tied leaders made from the awesome Pin Down leaders• Supplied with small loops allowing you to make up any lead system you wish• Available in Weed/Silt and Gravel/Clay colours for any lake bed• 45lb and 65lb breaking strains to cater for snaggy situationsRRP: 45lb £6. 99; 65lb £7. 49 FOR MORE DETAILS GO TO: www. avidcarp.
Total Carp Staff  |  Sep 01, 2014  |  0 comments
When I opened the small box that contained this line there was a note inside from TC editor Marc Coulson, which explained that this line was bulletproof. In fact, Marc said he rated it as one of the strongest lines he’d ever used and he’d deliberately sent it to me following a telephone conversation where I’d enquired about strong lines. So, after a couple of months using it, would I agree with him? Absolutely! The lake I fish is pretty weedy and this, plus the naturals that abound in it, put any main line under immense scrutiny. So far, where I’d expect to change the last few metres of any line after almost every trip, this has stood up much better than most.