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

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

 

Snowbee 3-in-1 Trout Landing Net

Snowbee 3 in 1 Trout Net
The Snowbee 3 in 1 Trout Net comes complete with two telescopic aluminium handles.

  • The shorter model is only 12″ (30cm) when closed, providing an ideal river ‘scoop’ net, particularly for competition fishing. This telescopes out to 18″ (46cm) for additional reach and fits neatly within international competition rules for overall length.
  • The second telescopic handle extends from a closed length of 25″ (64cm) to a fully extended length of 45″ (115cm), providing an ideal river bank or small Stillwater net.

Both handles are fitted with high-density foam grips. This versatile net really is a 3-in-1 for the river or bank angler.

The D-section aluminium frame is ultra lightweight, yet offers amazing strength and rigidity. Attached to this is Snowbee’s new hexagonal Rubber-Mesh knotless net, which has a flat bottom panel for the fish to lie in – ideal for catch & release, as this design minimises scale damage.

Frame size: 16″ x 20″ (40 x 50cm).           Price £39.99

Available from Fly Fishing Tackle Co UK

Spooling Stations from Berkley

Berkley Classic Reel Spooling StationLine management made easy from Berkley! For loading line onto your reels these two Spooling Stations are among some of their best-selling classics, easy loading and supreme line lay guaranteed!

Berkley Portable Reel Spooling StationThe Classic Reel Spooling Station is intended for home use, while the Portable Line Spooling Station does what it says and can be used anywhere. They are both easy to use, produce excellent line lay and make line loading very easy.

Check out the Berkley Spooling Stations along with other Berkley Products at Fly Fishing Co UK

Trace Wire from AFW

American Fishing Wire Surflon Micro Supreme Camo WireIf you’re out fly fishing for Pike you will love these trace
wires from American Fishing Wire, flexible, kink resistant and you can tie knots in them.
Surflon Micro Supreme Camo 26 lb is perhaps the best leader wire available! It is a miniature 49 strand stainless steel wire that is extremely flexible and kink resistant.
It can be knotted to your fly and leader like monofilament,
it provides greater flexibility and less stretch than monofilament and is generally smaller diameter per pound test, and therefore, less visible in the water.
Surflon Micro Supreme Camo is extra limp and has virtually no memory or stretch.
The wire enhances the action of your flies and adds a level of realism never before attainable using wire or other leader materials such as monofilament and fluorocarbon.
American Fishing Wire Surflon Micro UltraSurflon Micro Ultra Camo 26 lb has a smooth nylon coating that aids kink resistance, providing longer life and makes the wire easy to knot. You can attach this leader wire using common monofilament knots. The limp, supple qualities make it especially well-suited for fly fishing tippet and predator leaders where life-like fly presentation is required along with strong bite protection. Surflon Micro Ultra is an economical alternative to Surflon Micro Supreme.
See AFW Surflon Trace Wire and other American Fishing Wire Products at Fly Fishing Tackle Co UK

Affordable Wooden Landing Nets

Pacific Fly Classic Wooden Landing NetWhen you’re fishing on streams and rivers for wild fish your landing net doesn’t have to be huge, unless you are very lucky or have access to rivers were the trout and grayling grow to a big size.
Most of the time if you are like me the fish average out at between 8″ and !0″. This can mean you have caught lots of little ones and a few big ones or you’ve caught most of your fish in the 6″ to 12″ bracket.
Pacific Fly South Island Wooden Landing NetThe Pacific Fly Nets come in two sizes with black knotless nets.
The Pacific Classic Net is a small stream wading net, with a hoop size of 13.75″ by 8.5″. Overall length 20.5″.
The Pacific South Island Net is a river wading net, with a hoop size of 15″ by 11″. Overall length 22.5″.
These nets are available on the  Pacific Fly Nets Page.

Polarized Sunglasses at EyeLevel

EyeLevel Sunglasses provide high quality polarised and UV lenses for fishing and other sports activities at very competitive prices. We rank them the number one low-cost brand on the market.

EyeLevel Polaroid Sunglasses 1The Sports Sunglasses come in a wide range of styles and lens colours to suit you and the situation, from the Carp, Fish Spotter, Tidal, Fisherman and Float Spotter to the Marlin, Predator and piranha.

Eye Level Polaroid Sunglasses 2The Pro Angler range of fishing glasses also comes in a wide range of styles and lens, from the Pro Angler Bass to the Waters Edge, again you can find a style and colour to suit you.

EyeLevel Polaroid Wire Frame SunglassesIf you prefer wire frames the Metal Range will have something for you or you could try the Driver Range with its copper lenses for enhanced vision or the yellow lens for enhanced night vision.

Eye Level OverglassesFor those of us who have to wear prescription glasses, long or short lowvision there is the option of either Over Glasses  in a range of sizes to fit your glasses or Clip-Ons in a range of sizes  in either amber or tray, all at a sensible price.

See our complete range of EyeLevel Polarised Sunglasses