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.

Watersnake Electric Motors

Jarvis Marine Electric Motors from Masterline WalkerThese electric motors are a must for anyone who fishes lochs, reservoirs or inshore waters. So will make a great present even if it’s only too your self.
Watersnake Motors are some of the most competitively priced on the market yet all are made using the best materials available to ensure durability and reliability. There are many outwardly similar products on the market that lack this quality and simply do not perform properly.
For example Watersnake Motors feature metal mounts that ensure secure mounting to the transom – some motors use plastic mounts that can easily bend and become dislodged from the boat.
Watersnake Motors are designed with high quality seals (essential to protect against corrosion) and, where necessary, use rust proof materials such as stainless steel and composites to ensure a long life to the product.
There are models for freshwater and for saltwater in a range of thrusts to suit your boat and style of fishing. There is also a range of spare parts and accessories to go with them.

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Spotting fish at Eye Level

Eye Level Waters Edge SunglassesAll fishermen should wear glasses, prescription or Polaroids, ordinary sun glasses just will not cut it.
You need polarised glasses to stop glare and to allow you to see fish.
In New Zealand they swear by amber lenses to spot fish in their incredibly clear waters, so if you are heading of to fish waters that are clear try these Eye Level glasses, they won’t break the bank.

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Smith & Wesson Watches

When you are out in the elements as we fishermen usually are, you want a timepiece that is  robust and weatherproof, easy to read and visually pleasing. Smith & Wesson have a range of watches to suit your needs and pocket! Made using Swiss components.

Smith & Wesson Amphibian WatchSmith & Wesson Military Watch







The first two have luminous dials.

The next two have Tritium self illuminating dials.

Tritium Logo

Smith & Wesson Soldier WatchSmith & Wesson Ambassador Watch







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William Joseph Coastal Pack

William Joseph Coastal PackWilliam Joseph Costal Pack BackThe William Joseph Coastal Pack combines a really comfortable backpack with a removable chest pack. The backpack is big enough to take your waterproofs, lunch, photographic gear and a few other items inside, outside you can carry rod tubes / water bottles and your landing net. On the front of the shoulder straps are fixing points for accessories. The chest pack has room for two fly boxes, work stations and more attachment points. The overall capacity is excellent making this the most advanced combo Willy J has produced.

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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″

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Costa Del Mar Sunglasses

Costa Del Mar SunglassesSpending a small fortune on destination fishing this winter, whether it’s the tropics after Bonefish and Tarpon, New Zealand or Patagonia after huge Trout, you do not want to skimp on your vision. Spending all day on glare reflecting water or trying to peer below the surface can lead to eyestrain and headaches, thus spoiling your day. I used to get headaches when boat fishing on reservoirs until I realised my eyes needed protection. Costa Del Mar Sunglasses offer the very best protection with a wide range of styles, 100% polarization and 100% UV protection and there’s a lens colour to suit every fishing adventure.

Check out our full range of Costa Del Mar Sunglasses  available at Fly Fishing Tackle Co UK