William Joseph Catalyst II

william joseph catalyst 2 fly fishing pack

William Joseph Catalyst II Waist Pack
Just as the name implies, this pack brings it all together; the fish, the water and the gear. And when it comes to equipment for water, this is one of the finest pieces WJ has ever put together.

Catalyst 2 features include:
• Magnetic closure drop down fly bench
• Magnetic closure pocket
• Large zip pocket with divisions
• 2 side pockets
• Integral zingers
• 2 water bottle holders
• Neck and waist straps
• Zip-No™ closure system.
• AirTrack™ suspension.
• TCS (Tippet Control System).
• Capacity: 650 ci
• Wieght: 1 lbs 7 oz

For this and other William Joseph fly fishing products in the UK visit an approved dealer

Vision Tane Fly Rods

Vision Tane fly rod, rod tube and cloth bagVision Tane Fly Rods for brown trout fishing
The Tane is the nickname for brown trout in Finland and this series has been developed by Vision Fly Fishng to upgrade their excelent mid-price range of fly rods.vision tane fly rod detail

There are eight carefully selected length & line weight combinations designed to cover most of the situations emerging in traditional brown trout fishing in a range of environments from brooks and smallstreams to large rivers, lakes and even reservoirs.

These fly rods have a smooth medium-fast action, a little slower than the Vision Mag,  and most anglers wiill find them a delight to use.

Tane fly rods are extremely light even though they are four piece and they come in an elegant glass fibre rod tube and a partitioned cloth bag

More Details

Rod Action:  Medium Fast
No. Pieces:  4
Rod Finish:  Black
Code Length Line wt Grams Suggested £
VTA4803 8.0 3 51 £259.99
VTA4963 9.6 3 86 £259.99
VTA4804 8.0 4 54 £259.99
VTA4104 10.0 4 91 £259.99
VTA4905 9.0 5 77 £259.99
VTA4906 9.0 6 80 £259.99
VTA4967 9.6 7 103 £269.99
VTA4107 10.0 7 105 £269.99

Tane fly rods are available from Vision Pro Dealer FFTCOUK

Greys Strata CTX Breathable Chest Waders

greys gtrata ctx breathable waders and boots

For the more demanding angler, Climatex4L™ fabric technology in the upper brings maximum breathability, and therefore comfort, whilst Climatex5L™ in the lower leg region means you can confidently attack the bank without fear of damaging your waders.

  • The outer chest pocket doubles as storage and a convenient hand warmer
  • Climatex4L™ highly breathable and durable upper
  • Climatex5L™ heavier, puncture and abrasion resistant lower leg
  • Internal flip-out zipped security pocket with key clip
  • External double chest pocket. Velcro fastening stash pocket for handy storage and fleece lined hand warmer pocket
  • Anatomically shaped leg for improved manoeuvreability
  • Neoprene gravel guard
  • 4mm CR rubber neoprene sock

greys wader size chartFREE Strata CTX Boots (UK size 7- 13) with choice of Felt or Rubber Grip Soles worth £109.99 with every purchase – Contact your approved dealer here for details.

New Penn Battle II Spinning Reels

This new series of eight Spinning Reels from Penn are provided with full Penn Battle II Spinning Reelmetal body and rotor, and have been engineered to cast further, achieve higher drag pressure and resist corrosion even better than before.
The HT100 Versa Drag washers enable the impact of both sides of each drag washer giving a smooth and even more powerful Front Drag system.

The Battle 2 Spinning Reels feature
• E-coating corrosion resistant design.
• Full metal body.
• Techno balanced rotor.
• Oversized Solid bail arm
• Heavy duty aluminium bail wire
• Forged aluminium spool (+ spare).
• 5 sealed stainless steel ball bearings
• + Instant Anti-Reverse bearing.
• Permanent anti-reverse (switchable on the 2000 size).
• Sealed HT-100 Front Drag system.
• High speed gear ratios.
• Line capacity rings.
• Superline ready spool.

The Penn Battle 2 Series provide great quality and performance at very reasonable prices and Penn recommend that they are used with their Regiment series fishing rods.

These Front Drag Fixed Spool Reels range from the
1000 which delivers Line Capacity: 255yds/0.14mm, Recovery: 22″/559mm, Max Drag: 9lb/4kg, Ratio: 5.2:1, Bearings: 5+1, Spool: ALU, Weight: 228g SRP £59.99, right up to the
 8000 with Line Capacity: 310yds/0.46mm, Recovery: 44″/1118mm, Max Drag: 30lb/13.6kg, Ratio: 5.3:1, Bearings: 5+1, Spool: ALU, Weight: 855g SRP £99.99

Penn Battle II Reels are available from Fly Fishing Tackle Co UK and other registered UK dealers.

NEW Lucky Laker WiFi Fish Finder

Lucky Laker wireless sonar fishfinder

General Information:
This is the latest in the new wireless sonar fish finders and is extremely keenly priced compared to its rivals.

The Lucky Laker Wi-Fi Fish Finder is a unique IOS and Android compatible fish finder working with most Android and iPhone devices including smartphones, iPhones, iPads and tablets, using a free downloadable app. It is one of a brand new generation of wireless sonar fishfinders which are not reliant on phone networks and can report water temperature, depth and fish positions to up to 5 devices at once, through its own wifi network.

The FREE Lucky Laker downloadable app utilises the high quality display on modern smartphones and tablets to show clear images depicting water depth, temperature, battery status, signal strength, bottom contours and fish position.

Specifications:
Lightweight, buoyant, durable
Can be attached to a boat or cast with a rod and line.
WiFi Range: 50m
WiFi Frequency: 2.4GHz
Sonar Coverage: 90 degrees
Depth Capacity: 0.6m to 45m (2ft-135ft)
Power: 3.7v Rechargeable Li Battery
Charger: 5V/500mA
Running Time: 5 hours from full charge.
Users: Up to 5 per device at any one time.
Suitable for connecting to Android 2.1 or iOS 4.3 and higher

The Lucky Laker WiFi Fish Finder comes with clear instructions in English. The programming options include alternative language selection.

Applications:
Stillwaters: This device is ideal for fishing over large expanses of saltwater and freshwater lochs and reservoirs in depths up to 45 metres. It has a small attachment hole on its side through which can be threaded heavy duty monofilament or braid. Alternatively you can attach it using a strong snap swivel.  It can either be cast into position using a fishing rod, or it can be attached to the boat. Slow retrieval will provide mapping of the contours of the lake bottom and identify any shoals of fish in the vicinity. We do not recommend attachment to a bait boat.

Fly Fishing:
It’s main usefulness to the stillwater / loch fly fisherman is the identification of shoals, or big individual fish, and their depth, which in turn suggests what the fish may be feeding on and what sort of fly or lure to use. Knowledge that there are fish in the vicinity also gives a big boost to your confidence and concentration when fishing is hard. When fishing a drift, the Lucky Laker is not going to tell you where to cast your fly, because you will have passed over the fish before you get the information, but it will show where the fish tend to be shoaling, and their depth, so that you can make a second drift over them.

Coarse Fishing:
In sluggish rivers and stillwater fisheries, the Lucky Laker WiFi Fish Finder can be cast with rod and line to various positions to build up a map of the contours of the fishery bed, and the location of main shoals of fish.

Sea and Estuary Fishing:
The device is also effective attached to kayaks and boats when fishing in depths up to 45 metres.

Fishery Management:
The fishfinder can also be a very effective tool for fishery managers by mapping the depths and identifying favoured stations and depths where fish lie in different conditions, as well as identifying where specimen fish lie and providing accurate water temperature mapping.

Operation:
The Lucky Laker is straightforward to operate. There is a waterproof cap on the top which unscrews to reveal the charging port, on switch, and operation LED’s. You can charge it by plugging it into any USB power source using the USB cable included in the package. There is a LED light charging indicator. After pressing the power on button, it is necesssary to wait a few seconds before trying to connect to your phone or tablet.

lucky laker wifi fishfinder set up

The free Lucky Laker Fish Finder App needs to be downloaded and installed on each device which will be used to receive from the fish finder. There are clear instructions how to activate the sonar unit. This needs to be done only the first time you connect each device to the unit.
The App menu provides an Operation Mode and a Demo Mode. Parameter Settings enable your fish finder to be adjusted to your own preferences. including transducer sensiitvity, depth range, depth zoom, shallow water warning, fish size sensitivity and alarm, chart scroll speed and units of measurement

fish finder app screen view

We rate this the best wifi fish finder in its class on the market.

The Lucky Laker is distributed in the UK by H Turrall & Co, and currently in stock at Fly Fishing tackle Co UK priced £128.95 with free UK mainland shipping

 

DexShell Breathable, Waterproof Socks and Beanie Hats

DexShell waterproof and breathable outdoor products have been developed to provide high quality performance alongside comfortable wear by using the special construction technology and superb quality materials

dexshell waterproof socks and hats

DexShell seamless waterproof knit socks and gloves are completely waterproof, highly breathable and close fitting with thermal performance for a wide range of outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, canoeing, skiing, trekking, riding and cycling. DexShell waterproof socks are fabricated with best-in-class construction and lamination technology to fit closely to your feet as usual outdoor socks.

The stylish DexShell waterproof Beanie range protects and ensures dryness and warmth even if you are working in cold rain or snow.

Now DexShell have a NEW WATERPROOF WADING SOCK with an  IN-CUFF SEAL

DexShell waterproof breathable wading sock

The in-cuff seal stops the water from splashing into the top of the sock so making this sock ideal for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hunting and those activities where there is a need to wade in deep water. It is available in black with sea green.

We have tried these socks out and and have worn them all day, keeping our feet warm and dry thanks to the three layer construction:
– Outer shell: 96% nylon, 3% elastane, 1% cuff elastics.
– Interlining: Porelle waterproof breathable membrane.
– Inner sock: 90% acrylic, 10% nylon.

Features:
– Waterproof and highly breathable.
– Intermittently submergible.
– Terry loop piles fully covered inside up to knee.

They come in 4 sizes from Small to Extra Large
Price: £32.95 (Including VAT at 20%) available at Fly Fishing Tackle Co UK

Precision Liquid Crystal Saltwater Fly Lines

Cortland’s tournament winning Liquid Crystal™ floating fly cortland precision liquid crystal trpoical fly lineslines represent a glimpse into the future of floating fly-line technology. Made by extruding a proprietary blend of clear polyethylene and advanced co-polymers over a monofilament core, the Liquid Crystal is virtually invisible in the water.

The hard PE+ coating has a super-smooth finish with an exceptionally low coefficient of friction so it shoots faster and farther than any conventional PVC floating fly line ever made. The coating is permanently fused to the monofilament core so there is no line stretch for unequalled strike detection and instantaneous hook sets.

Highly abrasion resistant and durable, Liquid Crystal comes in a flats taper for bonefish and permit, uniquely profiled for quick shots and accurate presentations with a minimum of false casting.

Dual welded loops make changing rigs fast and easy.

Liquid Crystal Flats Taper and Tarpon Taper

Price: £69.99 (Including VAT at 20%)

Available at Fly Fishing Tackle Co UK