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 - Read more
Promised myself I would share my favourite gear of the year as we approach the end of 2014. And what a year it's been! UK lure fishing has gone from strength to strength. LRF seemed to explode. Feels almost commonplace in some areas now. We gained a lure fishing series that saw our techniques and tackle tested. And more mainstream tackle manufacturers tried to get in on the act. So what did I like and why? Read more
We're approaching the end of 2014 and it's a good time to review what's worked and what hasn't worked this year. If I think back to my competition angling, one rod stands head and shoulders above the rest as my best performing lure rod - the Major Craft Turel TUS-T762. Read more
New toy alert part 2! I didn't need a new LRF rod and I certainly wouldn't normally opt for a long (8' 6"), heavy (to 10g), tubular tipped rod, but the money was right and in the spirit of my favourite saying of the moment - you don't know what you don't know - I went for something well out of my norm. Read more