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

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

J W Young Centrepin Reel

J W Young Heritage Trotting Reel by John WilsonOne of the problems of trotting for Grayling, now that the winter is here, is trying to find a good trotting reel. There are very few made today, you can look on eBay for very expensive old match or Avon reels, but this reel gives you the same quality with modern production techniques, made by J W Young the Heritage Reel by John Wilson has 2 ball bearings, click check, micro adjustable disc drag, a unique multi-position line cage and comes with a certificate of authenticity. For all centrepin work from trotting for Grayling or Roach to stret pegging for Carp. This takes me back to when I was a young lad and we used to stret peg for big Perch on the Coln, well they were big to me, over 2 lbs, I also used to do a lot of trotting on the Thames and its tributaries, I would have loved to have had a reel of this quality.

Check out our complete range of J W Young Centrepin Reels and other John Wilson designed products.

Protect your Rods

This follows on from the previous blog, having spent a lot of money on travelling to a destination to fish, be it Scotland ( if you’re Scottish read Devon ) or some far-flung exotic venue ( not that Scotland or Devon aren’t exotic in their own way ) you need to protect
your rods from air travel. Just relying on your rod tubes will not cut it. I have lost two rods this way! Still you live and learn.
One answer is a Flambeau Bazuka Rod Carrier.  There are two models, the 6095 and the 6085. Just pick the model to suit the length and amount of rods you are travelling with.

Flambeau Bazuka 6095• Extra Large Capacity.
• Large Diameter case holds many rods for extended trips.
• Perfect for Saltwater rods and other rods with oversized guides.
• Telescopes from 73″ to 102″.
• One piece construction for high-end performance at an economical price.
• Contoured, blow moulded construction
• Hinged-in handle for maximum durability
• Completely lockable for added security
• Foam padded at both end for maximum rod protection
• Airline Approved
• Size: Diameter 6″ x Length 73″ – 102″

Flambeau Bazuka 6085• Telescopes from 63″ to 87″ for maximum versatility
• Holds up to six 6.5′ one piece rods
• One piece construction for high-end performance at an economical price.
• Contoured, blow moulded construction
• Hinged-in handle for maximum durability
• Completely lockable for added security
• Foam padded at both end for maximum rod protection
• Airline Approved
• Size: Diameter 4″ x Length 63″ – 87″

Check out all of our  Flambeau Bazuka Rod Carriers.

Off to Scotland for a break

I’m off to Scotland for a holiday, so things will be bit quiet for a while, Wester Ross and Assynt for those who are interested. Will be trying out stuff (as the wife calls it) and will blog the results, also coming back afterwards to some Bass and Sea Trout fishing, it’s a hard life but some poor bloke has to do it. In the meantime if you have any queries about fly fishing tackle or fishing in the West Country contact Fly Fishing Tackle Co Uk

Maxima Chameleon Nylon

Maxima Chameleon Nylon LineFor the Salmon, Sea Trout and Trout anglers who prefers nylon for their leaders and spinning lines, Maxima Chameleon has the unique property of changing hues to match the colour of the surroundings, for invisibility in water that is cloudy
or lightly stained. Designed for freshwater lakes and rivers, this line has the toughest finish of all line brands on the market. It is ideal for casting and flipping around rocks, brush and other snags.
The incredible abrasion resistance also makes Chameleon the best choice for fishing rock-strewn rivers, especially for Salmon and Sea Trout. Chameleon works perfectly on baitcasting and conventional reels. This line makes it an ideal fly leader material, especially for the butt section of tapered leaders.
Maxima Chameleon Line is available from Fly Fishing Tackle Co UK