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Total Carp Staff  |  Mar 28, 2014  |  0 comments
• Safety helicopter arrangement that will discharge the lead• Three ready-tied rigs per pack on leadcore leaders • Available in 30, 40 and 50 inches RRP: £5. 99 FOR MORE DETAILS GO TO: www. atomictackle. co.
Total Carp Staff  |  Mar 25, 2014  |  0 comments
I’ve reviewed these bags many times over the years and felt compelled to do so again in this issue, given our Buyer’s Guide feature on solid bags. They remain the most consistent bags that I’ve used for my fishing over a prolonged period. I can’t remember the last time I had a seam break on me and, given that I tie my bags as tightly as I possibly can, this is a huge indictment. While there are several sizes available I only really use the size 5s because they suit my style of fishing.
Total Carp Staff  |  Mar 25, 2014  |  0 comments
• The ideal material for tying pop-ups onto rig rings• Comes in its own spool case in a 50m length. • Waxed coating can be lightly heated, making it invisible on the baitRRP: £3. 45FOR MORE DETAILS GO TO: www. esp-carpgear.
Total Carp Staff  |  Mar 25, 2014  |  0 comments
In more recent years, drop-off inline leads have become very popular and have taken a leading role in my approach. I like to use heavy leads when I can get away with it but it’s just as important that when I’m attached to the carp there’s no lead hindering my contact. I opted to test out these leads when they arrived at the office because they have been specifically designed for use as a safety drop-off lead system. The groove allows either the main line or leader to be situated flush against the lead, which reduces the damage that can often be caused against the lake bed or snags.
Total Carp Staff  |  Mar 25, 2014  |  0 comments
On a recent feature I was given a spool of the Pro Carp main line to have a play with. On first inspection the slick finish and coloration seemed perfect for my fishing, where the dark finish would blend in brilliantly with the lake bed. I often have to cast over 100 yards in my current fishing, so I accompany my main line with a shockleader to get the most distance without compromising too much on strength and abrasion resistance. I chose the 0.
Total Carp Staff  |  Mar 25, 2014  |  0 comments
The long-awaited Avid Reaction Hooks hit the shops recently and they haven’t disappointed. There are four patterns in the range – LSK (longshank), CHD (chod), CRV (Curve) and WGP (wide gape), so there’s a pattern for every presentation in a wide range of sizes. Out of the pack the hooks are sticky sharp and finished in an unobtrusive non-glare green. All patterns are available in barbed and barbless options and with 12 in a pack they’re great value for money too.
Total Carp Staff  |  Mar 03, 2014  |  0 comments
• Mottled, camou leadcore leader material• Supple and easy to use and splice• Green, silt and brown versions• 35lb and 45lb breaking strains on 20m spoolsRRP: £12. 50FOR MORE DETAILS GO TO: www. gardnertackle. co.
Total Carp Staff  |  Mar 03, 2014  |  0 comments
Having just undertaken a Buyer’s Guide review on hook links, I was keen to give a few a go on my next few sessions on the bank. Hook-link material can be a personal thing so it always pays to have a play around. I used the N-Trap Semi Stiff in weedy green for fishing this winter because it blends in well with the lake bed and its inherent stiffness helps to prevent tangles. The coating is resilient so it won’t break when tying knots in it.
Total Carp Staff  |  Jan 24, 2014  |  0 comments
TC reader Phil Cox, from Coventry, says: "Unsure as to how much quicker one of these systems can actually make tying a PVA bag, I was a little sceptical when I first opened the tube. However, and bearing in mind that I never struggled to tie solid bags previously, it is actually remarkably good. "I don’t think it makes tying bags any easier but it certainly allows you to do so quickly and with the minimum of fuss, albeit I was a little slower, if anything, until I got used to it. Once sorted, though, it was a doddle and extremely rapid, so I guess the name fits.
Total Carp Staff  |  Dec 18, 2013  |  0 comments
• Proven line now available on 2,000-yard bulk spools • Super-strong and reliable, yet limp and easy to use• Available in clear and lo-viz green • Amazing value for money; half the price of many othersRRP: £69. 99 Website: www. berkley-fishing. co.
Total Carp Staff  |  Nov 21, 2013  |  0 comments
• Small bait screws to replace a rig ring on a D rig• Simply screw a pop-up onto the peg for quick and easy use • Available in clear, yellow, orange, red and brownRRP: £3. 49Website: www. acecarp. com.
Total Carp Staff  |  Nov 21, 2013  |  0 comments
Okay, there’s only so much you can say about PVA cord (or string, if you prefer) but like anything in fishing I am very fussy in what I use, right down to the tiniest detail. I’m no stranger to fishing PVA stringers of three to five baits over a spread of boilies but I’m particular about what PVA I use to do so. It’s a similar story when it comes to tying off solid PVA bags. Tape stretches and some strings are not robust enough.
Total Carp Staff  |  Sep 23, 2013  |  0 comments
• Sticky-sharp, wide-gape pattern of hooks• Feature straight eye and beaked point• Available in sizes 2 to 16 barbed and 4 to 16 barbless• Ten per packPrice: £3. 95Website: www. pallatrax. co.
Total Carp Staff  |  Sep 23, 2013  |  0 comments
Tc Reader Steve Morris From Manchester Says: I do plenty of surface fishing and I’m a stickler for using the right gear. Until these arrived I’d not actually used them before. I thought they looked great as I opened the first of the three that I had been sent and my good first impressions continued when I set the middle-sized, 15g, float up, which was a doddle. It cast out accurately and without too much fuss but I have to say that it sat so low in the water that I did occasionally struggle to pick it out, unless fishing at very close range.
Total Carp Staff  |  Sep 23, 2013  |  0 comments
The Kodex terminal tackle range offers high-quality rig components at a lower competitive price than other market brands and boasts a huge variety, from float stops to maggot clips, all housed in the new, modern packaging. The comprehensive range of products is finished in an anti-glare matt coating which provides that extra bit of concealment and camouflage when targeting wary and cautious fish. (DM)Price: 75p TO £6. 75 Website: www.

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