Tackle Box

Honest Reviews of tackle we use and abuse aboard Zen2 and on the beach


Im quite excited about this ugly lump Plastazole .I think it will be a serious game changer or  at least enhancer in 2014   , it has so many positive attributes crammed into a mould . I’ve already stumbled upon something quite unique that this lure can do  .I just need the Bass to show up and make the same discovery . The Dot Crawler is very dense and has amazing aerodynamic abilities , thats the long winded way of saying it...

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Fiiish Sponsors Zen2

Fiiish Sponsors Zen2


Posted By on Mar 7, 2014

Ok its official ! This will not come as a massive surprise to the anyone who has lure fished with me over the last couple of seasons. Fiiish UK and I are working together . 2013 was a great year and the mighty Fiiish Minnow certainly helped to make it even better. Its a Killer lure !! This all started when Fred the designer sent me a few samples to try out in July 2011. I was instantly taken by the lure , so were the bass on the...

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Orion Slider ”LE EXAMEN”

Orion Slider ”LE EXAMEN”


Posted By on Dec 13, 2013

Heres a quick review of the Orion Slider 28 g , this is my way of saying thanks to Eric for taking the time to knock out a few lures for me while there are still a few bass around before they head off to the haunted forrest where the pair Trawlers await . Alex First introduced me to Orions two years  ago . Im slow to learn so it took a further 12 months for me to finally digest the information and order my first batch. I was...

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Fiiish Minnows back on Zen2

Fiiish Minnows back on Zen2


Posted By on Mar 28, 2013

I would hope that sometime soon spring will make an appearance and we will see the inshore sea  temperatures start to rise and with it a gigantic megashoal of double figure Bass steaming towards the shore leaving a huge bow wave behind them !! Well we can dream of such things. Perhaps if we headed across the pond to the America where commercial fishing for Bass is closely managed we could see such a sight .  Winter is the time for...

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Cornish Bass Flies

Cornish Bass Flies


Posted By on Mar 21, 2013

Well at last they are here and they are amazingly well tied. . The guys at Fulling Mill asked me 18 months ago to  provide  a selection of my favourite Bass Fly Patterns.I have fine tuned my flies over the years .  Too many options leads to more time spent gazing into  a fly box or hoping that a change of fly will make fish appear out of nowhere. I like a simple life and a fly that I have confidence in based on my experiences  on the...

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Fly fishing mojo is back

Fly fishing mojo is back


Posted By on Mar 11, 2013

The last couple of years I have been somewhat obsessed with lure fishing for Bass.  My fly rods have seen far less action.  Obsessing over lure for a couple of seasons was a very positive thing. I have gained so much new knowledge and understanding of my fishing area . I took the knowledge of shallow ground saltwater fly fishing in Cornwall and applied it to weedless soft plasics. I think its now time to transpose that knowledge...

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Daiwa Ryoga 2020 L

Daiwa Ryoga 2020 L


Posted By on Nov 23, 2012

Well its getting cold out there the water temps will start to drop also, so its time to get my winter fishing outfits sorted.  The fishing in Cornwall really kicks into gear from this point onwards. Bring on the those Cod. Bring on those huge great Wrasse that amaze me every time they come up from the depths .More importantly bring on those crisp high pressure days with blue skies. A coating of ice on my outboard in the...

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Madness Madshad 100

Madness Madshad 100


Posted By on May 17, 2012

Last year I was lucky enough to get a chance to fish the Fiiish Black Minnows from my boat and also the shore. I love the size , shape , feel and charecteristics af a 25 g Paddletail . I have always felt it was the size to weight ratio of the lure that made it so successful on the boat. I can cast a 25 g lure into infinity .let it sink to the required depth and then either straight retrieve her or work the rod tip slowly in a sink a...

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Ultimate Armageddon ML 66 Review

Ultimate Armageddon ML 66 Review


Posted By on Apr 8, 2012

Ultimate Armageddon sounds like a sci fi disaster movie it is however a humble fishing rod. It a special little wand for sure and I have now given mine a good testing. I know what it can and cant do   Anyone who knows me , will likely know that I have not exactly embraced LRF with open arms. Whats LRF some of my customers will no doubt ask . That’s a great question, the answer in short is LRF is ultralight lure fishing with...

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Get connected

Get connected


Posted By on Feb 26, 2012

Have you ever tied a braid to Mono knot at night,  under the light of a head torch  ? Worse still replaced your flurocarbon leader on a kayak or boat while it drifts towards the rocks or rolls in the chop ?Its a bloody nghtmare at times. I had this idea around a year ago. It sat there in the back of my mind stewing away. I knew it would work . I just needed to find a little free time to set it up. A stich in time saves nine as they...

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