Busy With HTO

2lb 4oz Perch on HTO Flail

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. Read more

Savage Gear Light Range Fishing Rod Review

Savage Gear Light Range Fishing Rod

Here's a load of pictures to supplement my review of the 7ft 0.5-7g Savage Gear Light Range Fishing rod as featured in issue 521 of Sea Angler magazine. Read more

Tubular vs Solid Tip

Tubular or Solid Tip
My understanding of rod design and rod performance has accelerated since I started fishing for Perch in my local canal. Unlike the sea, conditions are more often than not suitable for throwing the tiniest lures. We're often talking 1-inch plastics and jigheads under a gram. To me, it's this style of fishing that has amplified the importance of using a balanced outfit. I thought I'd share where my head is at currently. Subject to change.Read more

New Illex Pepper Rod S 220 UL

Illex Pepper S 220 UL

New White Abbreviated Reel Seat

Fuji Torzite Guides

The Illex Pepper was the first modern UL rod we fell in love with when we saw the original model back in 2011. For some reason neither of us has ever bought one. I can't tell you why. It's been like a scratch that needed to be itched. And then last year Chris, a good friend of ours did the deed.

So four years on, Illex have reworked the Pepper.

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