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In this episode we will be running through some of the best compact big pit reels, their features and how they compare. Reels we are comparing - Daiwa Cast’izm/Cast’izm BR, Daiwa Emblem BR, Shimano 5500 XTD, Fox FX9, Sonik Tournos 6000.
Shimano have been at the forefront of carp reel technology since the 80’s and their new range is no different, offering unrivalled performance and value for money. Team Tribal member Iain Macmillian weighs up the
benefits of using ‘big pit’ style reels over more traditional Baitrunners.
Fox’s range of Easy Mats do exactly what they say on the box. They are easy to set up, pack away, transport, store, and most importantly protect your prized catch.
Easy to setup and transport, durable, strong and great for protecting your catch, Avid’s range of Carp Cots have been designed with the angler and the carp in mind.
Nash have always been at the forefront of unhooking mat and carp care development. Following on from their hugely successful Carp Cradle range, they have taken this to the next
level, offering unrivalled care and comfort for you catch, whilst being extremely user friendly for the angler.
ESP are renowned for producing high end tackle in collaboration with their team of expert anglers. Terry Hearn is a living carp fishing legend and if it’s got his name on it, it must be good. The
Terry Hearn 44” Landing Net absolutely oozes quality and is used by some of the best around thanks to its lightweight, bombproof construction and fish friendly mesh.
The CR-42 from Trakker is a new net to their range and offers a lightweight, well balanced, fish/angler friendly design without a huge price tag. This TF TV video features Jerry
Bridger who talks you through why the CR-42 has become so popular with anglers wanting a top quality net that won’t break the bank.
Avid’s new Curvex is an extremely versatile landing net designed to perform in a multitude of angling situations, whilst still remaining compact, this is all thanks to its two-piece carbon
handle and rugged construction. See Avid’s Curvex Landing Net in action with this fishy offering from TF TV.
Korda have once again launched a hook like no other! The Krank Chod pattern is a blend of a Kurv and Wide Gape with an out turned eye for stiff hooklink materials, offering strong hookholds using a
variety of baits on a range of rigs. This offering from TF TV shows Korda’s Jake Wildbore in action and shows you how to get the best from you Krank Chod Hooks.
Sharpening your hooks will help you catch and land more fish – fact! JAG’s range of hook sharpening tools and accessories have set the benchmark for others on the market and have been designed
specifically for sharpening carp hooks into needle point carp catching machines. This video features hook sharpening expert Jason Hayward and Carp-TV’s Joe Morgan showing you how to get the best
from you tools and techniques to hone your hooks.
ESP’s have been producing some of the best hooks that money can buy for decades and their new Cryogen range is no different. Featuring heavy forging and Cryogenic Tempering, coupled with a 25%+
strength advantage over standard Teflon-coated hooks, these new offerings from ESP have accounted for some of the largest carp on the planet and have become a firm favourite with anglers such as
Korda’s new Touchdown line has been designed to help anglers not only hit those long range marks, but also give the angler a much better sensation when feeling the lead down due to its low stretch,
low diameter design that so many anglers have found favour with since its launch.
Gardner’s have been producing cutting edges carp lines for many years and their GT-HD is no different. Its supple, low diameter design coupled with minimal stretch, low visibility, high abrasion
resistance, superb knot strength and fast sink rate make it a top choice for many long range specimen carp anglers. Gardner’s main man Lewis Read explains why GT-HD has become so popular and why
they simply can produce it quick enough to supply the huge demand for his exceptional line.
CC Moore’s Live System is their most popular and arguably most effective year-round bait and has been the downfall of some of the world’s finest specimen carp. Its highly digestible, top quality
basemix is complimented by a blend of supremely attractive liquids makes this a bait that can be taken and used to great effect on any water on the planet. This video features Ian Moore who talks
through CC Moore’s Live System and why it’s so effective.
Dynamite’s Complex-T has already proven to be an extremely effective big fish bait and has accounted for numerous specimens around the globe. Formulated in conjunction with Terry Hearn to his
exacting specification, using the finest ingredients available the Complex-T is effective all year round and available in various sizes with an array of complimentary products. This video has
all the info you need about this new bait from Dynamite and shows you some of the incredible specimens its accounted for.
Fox have been producing some of the best alarms on the market for decades and their ‘M’ series of alarms are now different. The M+ have been extremely popular with anglers that want a basic alarm
set with receiver capability, whilst the MXR+ are ideal for those that want a more versatile set of alarms for a bigger range of angling situations. The entire ‘M’ series is based around top
quality internals coupled with some of the most rugged and weatherproof cases available, these alarms will perform in all weather conditions for many years to come. In this video Fox’s Mark
Pitchers reviews the MR+ & MXR+ alarms sets.
Nash have been producing cutting edge alarms for a number of years now and the S5R range has continued this pedigree, providing long range wireless operation, low battery drain, high levels o
sensitivity, adjustable volume, which is all encased within a bulletproof shell that was been made to withstand the rigors of bankside use. This video gives you an insight into these superb low
Wychwood’s AVX-S bite alarm sets are robust, completely weatherproof, feature tone and volume control and a huge operating range, all of which makes them a popular set for anglers that want plenty
of features, coupled with reliability without the huge price tag often associated with alarms of this calibre. This offering from TF TV gives you the low-down on all the features of the AVX-S.
Avid set about designing a bed that offers a compact design for ease of transportation and storage that doesn’t compromise on comfort. The Roadtrip Bed ticks all these boxes and
is the top choice for many bulk conscious anglers that like to stay mobile on the bank. This video gives you all the info you need about the Roadtrip Bed.
Nash have pioneered just about every aspect of bed design over the decades and their new range of Indulgence 4 & 5 Season beds is no different. Featuring increased lumber support, various design
and bag options to cater for a range of angling needs and their new ‘Lake Legends’ camo pattern to make this exceptional range of beds look as good as they perform. This video gives you all the
info you need about the array of new beds available from Nash.
The Levelite ELS from Trakker offers exceptional support and comfort for even the latest anglers. Its feature rich lightweight design makes it suitable for long and short
session angling and comes from a stable that has become renowned for producing top quality beds that will withstand the test of time.
Avid’s Screen House RT was designed for anglers that fish long sessions, enjoy social angling or simply want a comprehensive utility shelter that offers brilliant protection from the elements.
Designed in collaboration with vid’s team of leading experts, this gazeebo style shelter has been designed for anglers, by anglers. In this video Avid’s Jason Umney takes a look at the Screen
House RT and reviews its features.
Trakker’s Tempest is a Tackle Fanatics best-seller and offers superb stability in any weather, complete protection from the elements all year round thanks to its Aquatexx fabric skin and
a number of handy features that have set the benchmark for bivvies. Darrell Peck reviews the Tempest V2 in this comprehensive video.
Aqua’s Atom Camo has been design for the mobile or short stay angler that wants a high end bivvy that packs down into an extremely compact package for transportation and storage.
This video shows you Aqua’s Camo Atom in action and gives you a full run-down of its features.
Waverunner’s Mk3 Bait Boat is the largest in the family and boasts a massive operating range, digital technology, a long running time and massive payload. Wayahead’s John Roberts & Total Carp’s Marc
Coulson take a look at the Mk3 and talk you through its plethora of features.
The Shuttle from Waverunner is by far our most popular boat due to its high specification, reliable running, compact design and affordable price tag. Wayahead’s John Roberts & Total Carp’s Marc
Coulson review this brilliant boat and runs through its huge array of features.
Waverunner’s Sport boat is their latest addition to the range and offers cutting edge digital technology, along with reliable running, a large capacity and long range capability. This video shows
you the Sport in action and gives you the low-down on the boats impressive features.
Shimano’s Ultegra 14000 XTD has been Tackle Fanatics best-selling reel of recent times and not only looks superb, but also houses some of Shimano’s latest technological advancements, delivering
performance and reliability all for an affordable price tag. Shimano’s Ian Macmillan reviews this extremely popular reel and gives you all the info about its impressive spec.
Fox’s FX11 has been one of Tackle Fanatics best sellers over the past few years and is a firm favourite with specimen carp anglers at home and abroad. Its compact design, black cosmetics, rapid line
retrieval and reliable operation make it perfect for those that fish for carp on a variety of venues. In this video Fox’s Scott Day reviews the FX11 on the bank.
Following on from the prestigious pedigree of generations of Prodigy rods, the new Apex range boats some of the latest advancement in rod technology, perfectly complimented by stunning looks and
high end fittings and fixtures. This video shows these exceptional rods in action and gives you the details about the rods spec.
Nash’s Scope rod range took the carp market by storm when it was launched a few years ago. Since several additions have been added with the new ‘Abbreviated’ series catering for those that want a
better blank coupled with stealthy aesthetics and components. This video gives you details about this superb range of compact carp rods.
Sonik’s Vader X carp rods offer exceptional value for the entry level and price conscious angler. Sporting a beautiful slim blank, quality components and covering a range of models to suit just
about any style of carp angling these rods are already proven to be a huge hit. This video gives you a glimpse of the Vader X and its stunning aesthetics.
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