With an icy cold wind chilling the canal I thought the Perch might need a bigger meal to get them moving today. So I spent the afternoon with HTO's creature baits - the Bug-ga and the Paddle Bug. More
I've been lucky. In a relatively short space of time I've clocked-up over 400 Perch captures on HTO lures alone - all detailed and logged. I've hardly been systematic in my approach to lure testing though. To be frank, I've spent most time trying to replicate the rigs that have done me well thus far. Why reinvent the wheel?
As a lure angler with an LRF background, I was immediately drawn to the familiarity of HTO's Flail - More
Thought I'd give a little update on what I've been up to of late. I've actually been really busy. Since joining Tronix / HTO almost a month today I've already done three magazine features on the Perch side. One on ultralight jigging for a tackle pull-out, one on Dropshot for the Angling Times and another for AT that's yet to be published - again on the lighter side of luring. It's been interesting as I've had to very quickly adapt my tackle choices, trying to replicate the winning formula with a new range of gear. More
Extremely pleased to announce that I have joined the happy family over at Tronix / HTO. Proud to have the opportunity to assist the team with the evolution of this British tackle brand. It certainly feels to me that George has created the right environment to do so. How many other brands, as large as Tronix have a guvnor that actively enjoys LRF!
Here's the official announcement with a little more detail on why I joined: Adam Kirby joins Tronix / HTO Team
Without doubt, George Cunningham has had a huge influence on the state of light lure fishing here in the UK. George's homegrown HTO brand has made it possible for thousands of people to try out LRF and ultralight fishing, without breaking the bank, discovering the addictive fun of these methods. By all accounts, the HTO Rockfish UL remains one of the best selling spinning rods of all time. So, when my threat of taking George Perch fishing on the Kennet & Avon finally looked like a goer last week, we were both really looking forward to it. More
I always recommend that newcomers to LRF invest the lions share of their budget in a quality ultra-thin line - it makes a massive difference to catch rate. But I'm also sympathetic to the fact that not everyone can afford £30 for 100m of Japanese high tech braid. Step in Tronixpro once again. More