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Cenex Hybrid Power Line

Line choice is a very personal decision, but one thing we have notice time and time again is how many of our top anglers rely upon Cenex Hybrid Power line for their big fish work. Whether commercial carp, or big river bream and barbel are the target, any time the going gets tough this is the line of choice. 

Like all Cenex lines, Hybrid Power has an extremely accurate diameter, so you can absolutely rely on what is written on the spool. No more guessing or having to check diameters. 

Knot strength is also very good for such a supple line, and is combined with excellent abrasion resistance. Abrasion isn’t just caused by the line touching snags and rocks, but from contact with landing nets, feeders, in fact, anything that it touches. High abrasion resistance means less rig changes, less lost fish, and more time spent fishing. 

Pole anglers will appreciate the transparent colour of this line that makes it much less conspicuous when the line is vertical in the water column, bringing more bites. 

For 2022 the range of diameters available in the Hybrid Power range has been extended and now covers diameters from 0.10mm / 3lb right up to 0.22mm / 10.3lb in 0.02mm increments. 

Whether you are pole or feeder fishing, whenever you need a line with the extra strength to consistently land bigger fish then Cenex Hybrid Power is the first choice. 

 

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Cenex Hybrid Power is ideal for feeder and pole hooklengths, thanks to its abrasion resistance and clarity.

Cenex hybrid power mono

For demanding situations Cenex Hybrid Power is ultra reliable and the diameters are very accurate.

Jon Whincup big carp

Putting together big weights of strong fish puts a lot of strain on your tackle and will quickly find any weakness, especially in your line.

"The high abrasion resistance makes this line ideal for big fish."


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Sphere Pro-File Rollers

The Sphere Pro-File Rollers are the best rollers I have ever used, and have become an essential part of my kit. It is the small details that make all of the difference, designing out problems that I have experienced in the past. 

Take the leg design, for instance. Not only are the legs fully adjustable, but you can completely remove them when faced with a high bank behind you – a common scenario of many rivers. Removing the legs means you can get the rollers really low to the ground, giving a much better angle to work from. 

The angled stubby ends have done away with the annoying, and potentially costly, problem of poles blowing off rollers when faced with a cross-wind. Even butt sections are safely cradled under the angled roller, stopping the pole from crashing to the floor. 

This is a really stable roller, and although there is a hook fitted in the centre bar, from which you can hang a bag to really anchor it down, I have never needed to use this. That said, I can see it coming in useful when fishing in Ireland on a big sheet of water where the wind can really get up. 

After some serious use my Sphere rollers are still performing like new, and have become essential bits of kit for me. Great rollers available in both double and triple widths. 

Tom Noton

 

High quality, professional level, pole rollers, The unique design allows the rollers to be adjusted and adapted to suit every bank side situation. The Sphere Pro-File rollers feature: 

• Special leg design allows the rollers to be used at all heights – from totally flat on the ground up to their maximum height. 

• End plates with feet/spikes allowing the rollers to be used with the legs completely removed or folded 

• Quality, heavy-duty, build to ensure the rollers are ultra stable at all heights 

• Large sectioned telescopic legs have reliable cam-lock fittings 

• A profiled EVA roller design which eliminates the need for vertical rollers – which can damage pole sections. 

• Roller sections fitted with multiple bearings for totally smooth operation

• Total efficiency while fishing and complete protection for your pole. Available in 2 sizes/ heights to suit all needs. 

 

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The legs of the Pro-File rollers can be removed to get it really close to the ground – ideal for steep banks.

Browning sphere pole rollers

Sphere Pro-File rollers are available in two and three section designs, ideal for front and rear rollers.

"These rollers are an essential part of my kit."

Browning sphere pole roller lever

The Sphere rollers have very easy to use lever-locks on the legs to give the perfect height.

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The angled design of the uprights stops butt sections blowing off the roller in a strong cross-wind.

Browning sphere pole roller level

The spirit-level and anchor point are nice features that add to the versatility of these rollers.

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The rollers run on ball races, which turn with virtually no friction, making shipping very smooth.


Jon Whincup beast hooks

Sphere Beast Hook

When I am looking for a strong but light hook the Sphere Beast hook is my choice. Available in both eyed and spade-end versions, the barbless Beast is ideal for hard-fighting carp from spring to late autumn. 

There is something special about the steel used in these hooks. They are very light for such a strong hook, yet they keep their points very well and hook changes are almost a thing of the past. 

The attention to detail is also very good. Spades are formed perfectly, and the eyes are well closed, reducing line breakages significantly. 

The eyed version is ideal for hair-rigging, especially for Method feeder fishing. I like the spade-end version when fishing soft pellets on the pole. Being a light hook the weight doesn’t effect the movement of the bait as much as some other patterns. 

Hook shape is very much a personal preference, but I have noted that I get few hook-pulls with patterns like this that have a short shank, and in-turned point, which is especially noticeable when Method fishing. 

One more thing to note is that the Sphere Beast hook is available in an unusual size 13. You might think this is a big deal, but the difference in size is quite noticeable, and I have found it very useful. 

A really useful hook, especially as it is available in both eyed and spade versions. Good value too as you get 15 hooks in each pack. 

 

● The perfect big fish hook, use them for carp and barbel

● Short shank, wide gape, in-turned point

● Made using fine Japanese steel for unrivalled strength to weight

● Teflon coating helps you hit more bites

● Available in both eyed and spade-end barbless versions in sizes 8 to 16. 

● Available in barbed spade-end version in sizes 8 to 16

● Fifteen hooks per pack

 

What makes the Sphere Beast hook so special?

The popular Sphere Beast hooks are now also available in a barbless version. With their straight design, wide gape and Japanese high-performance steel, they have quickly become the number one when it comes to landing feisty fish such as carp and barbel in difficult conditions. The special feature of the barbless Sphere Beast is the Teflon coating that guarantees particularly easy penetration into the mouth of the fish. As a result, the hook holds particularly firmly and pull-outs are significantly reduced.

 

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sphere beast hook eyed and spade

The Sphere Beast hook is available in both eyed and spade-end versions.

sphere beast eye

Quality control on all of the Sphere hooks is second to none.

"The unusual size 13 has proven to be really useful for pellet fishing."

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There is something about the shape of the Beast hook that means I lose less fish.

sphere beast hook spade

The spade version of the Sphere Beast is ideal for pole fishing for carp with expander pellets.


Browning Sphere Luggage

Sphere Luggage Range

It is no wonder that so many anglers choose the Browning Sphere Luggage range. Designed by and for competition anglers, Europe-wide. A supreme range of luggage that is not only robust enough to handle the wear and tear of fishing weak-in weak-out, but has been designed to cover all the gear you need.

Made from a super rough PVC material, with a unique carbon effect, the luggage looks the business and is incredibly strong. From the accessory bags, to the pole holdalls and carryalls, store your gear safely and in style. 

 

The Sphere Luggage range comprises the following items: 

  • Multipocket Carryalls
  • Multipocket Holdalls
  • Rod Carriers
  • Roller  Accessory Bags
  • Accessory Bags
  • Cool Bait Bag
  • Multi-Net & Tray Bag

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Sphere Pole Holdall

The Sphere Multipocket Holdalls are available in 6+ and 12+ tube sizes.

Sphere Multi net & Tray bag

Carry your side trays and nets in the Sphere Large Multi Net & Tray Bag.

Sphere Cool Bag

The insulated lining of the Sphere Cool Bait Bag will keep fresh baits, like maggots and casters in top condition.

"Really smart, and very durable, that's the Sphere range."

Sphere multipocket carryall

The Sphere Large Multipocket Carryall has a huge capacity that swallows everything.

Sphere Accessory Bag

The Accessory Bag is large enough to hold six large bait tubs, along with bags of groundbait, pellets and other bait.

Sphere Roller & Accessory Bag

Carry your rollers and accessory arms in the Sphere Roller & Accessory Bag.


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SLK-P 2/1 Duo Pulla Top Kits

The Browning SLK-P 2/1 Duo Pulla top kits are absolutely brilliant if you are looking to add more set-ups to your pole. These top-two’s are very cost effective and are compatible with the higher-end Browning pole range.

I have to admit that the commercial carp fisheries I fish really do put every piece of my equipment through its paces. Top-kits are probably exposed to more punishment than almost any other item of tackle. This isn’t just the stress of landing big weights of hard-fighting carp, but also continual wear and tear in use. This is where kits made from quality carbon come into their own. Stress points on the ends of the sections are reinforced, helping to reduce wear and chipping.

Fitted with the brilliant Duo Bush system, no cutting back is required with these kits. Use the smaller 4.5mm inner black bush when using fine diameter solid elastics or lighter Microbore. Remove the inner bush and use the larger 5.5mm outer bush when bigger diameter hollow elastics are required. 

The SLK-P 2/1 Duo Pulla Top Kits even come with a woven carbon reinforced area for adding a Pulla bush, extending the lifespan of the kit considerably.

These top kits really do give me a great deal of flexibility without breaking the bank. They make a great addition to my Sphere pole. 

Length: 2.60m

Closed length: 1.45m

Weight: 49g

Sections: Top two

Duo Bush diameter: 4.5mm/5.5mm

Alex Reynolds

 

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Browning SLK-P Top Kit

The SLK-P 2/1 Duo Pulla kits are great value and cover all of my commercial carp fishing.

sphere exo pole

Using top kits that don’t need cutting back means I can change rigs without worrying about fishing the right line.

sphere pulla bung

The reinforcing around the Pulla Bung area helps reduce wear and prolong the life of the kits.

pole fishing for carp

Top kits have a tough life, but the SLK-P top-two’s are well up to the wear and tear of carp bagging.


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Polesafe Double Pole Sock

My Sphere Zero-G F1+ pole is my most valuable piece of kit and protecting it is paramount, as the punishment it’s put through during a match can take its toll. The Polesafe Double Pole Sock is an essential piece of kit that gives me peace of mind and improves efficiency too.

The butt ends of my pole are easily protected with the Xitan EVA Pole Caps that come in a range of different sizes. These are fantastic as they replace those irritating hard plastic caps that not only keep falling off, but only protect a small part of the pole. The Xitan EVA caps stay on and offer much more protection.

 

Protecting the thinner, more fragile ends whilst constantly unshipping can be dangerous, yet this pole sock is different from the more conventional mesh style sock as its made from joint friendly EVA which eliminates snagging, and any further damage to worn or chipped joints as they move inside the sock. As the name suggests, this sock is two sided and deep allowing multiple sections to be fully protected and the standard screw attachment makes fixing easy.

Filipe Passeira

 

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Polesafe double pole sock 2

The Polesafe Double Pole Sock is ideal for single or double shipping, as it has two padded sections.

Polesafe double pole sock 3

The soft padded material of the pole sock really helps protect expensive sections.

Polesafe double pole sock 4

The Polesafe Double Pole Sock makes holding pole sections when you ship back safe and secure.


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Hyper Carp XTR Extension

Match fishing on commercials today, especially on carp oriented venues, is all about speed. Every few seconds that can be saved during a match simply means more fish in the net. Possibly the difference between winning and coming absolutely nowhere. One very smart and useful addition to my landing net handle is the Hyper Carp XTR Extension.

 

This simply pushes onto my main Hyper Carp XTR Landing Net Handle. Not only making it that little bit longer but also making it easier to transfer big fish to my keepnets.

Just detach the extension and big fish can be easily lowered into the keep net with the minimum of fuss.

Filipe Passeira

 

About the Hyper Carp XTR Handle

The Hyper Carp Landing Net Handle is sure to impress many anglers. The landing net handle has been designed for large fish but impresses so much with its incredible lightness, it is also bound to be used when bagging with small fish. In addition to its low weight, the landing net handle sets itself apart with fantastic rigidity. The handle does not bend, even with big heavy carp landing nets, and glides rapidly through the water. The Hyper Carp Landing Net Handle also proved extremely robust during testing. The reinforcing spiral winding allows manoeuvres that would quickly break standard landing net handles. At a length of 4 m, the handle is equally at home on rivers and stillwaters and is suitable for a wide range of uses. 

 

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hyper carp landing net handle 2

The Hyper Carp Extension adds around 45cm to the length of my handle.

hyper carp landing net handle 3

The Hyper Carp Extension simply goes over the end of my Hyper Carp XTR handle.

hyper carp landing net handle 4

The Hyper Carp landing net handles are extremely strong and stiff, well up to handling big carp.

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CK Carp Wand 2

Carp King Carp Wand

The first thing I noticed when picking up the Carp King Carp Wand for the first time was that it felt and looked like a rod that should have a much higher price tag, yet this rod as well as all the others in the CK range are classified as Browning’s budget rods, impressive or what? 

Just like all the rods in the CK range the Carp King Carp Wand is perfectly balanced, weighs just 157g and is fitted throughout with high quality fittings such as the low-friction rings, special contoured handle, reliable screw fit reel seat, snag-free hook keeper and it’s supplied with two tips, 1oz and 1.5oz.

Being a two piece rod I carry this rod made up to all my matches. Just add a pair of rod protectors or bands to hold the rod pieces together.

When the need arises to cast a small pellet feeder or Method feeder up to 25m it’s the perfect tool for bagging up on commercial carp. Its ultra slim blank and forgiving action almost eliminates hook pulls and its short length, just 8’ not only increases casting accuracy but lands those carp far quicker than longer rods.

If you’re looking for a short versatile rod that talks up very little room that can be grabbed when needed to target those hard fighting commercial carp then look no further.     

Alex Reynolds

 

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CK Carp Wand 1

The Carp King range covers a wide range of commercial fishing tactics, at a great price.

CK Carp Wand 3

A quality screw reel seat and split cork / EVA handle are standard on the Carp King rods.

CK Carp Wand 4

A low-profile hook keeper tube is a neat touch.

CK Carp Wand ring

Quality rings are fitted throughout.


Black Magic SLF Bolo Fishing Trent

Black Magic SLF Bolo Rods

It is on big rivers like the Trent where the Black Magic SLF Bolo Rods really come into their own. Often, you need a long rod that will give better line control when trying to run a float through and match the pace of the river. The Bolo combines many of the benefits of a normal float rod with those of a pole. 

Even when the float is held back quite hard the length of the Bolo rods means that it will track straighter as it runs downstream and not be pulled off line. Don’t be afraid to use a big float carrying 5 grams or more to help with stability.

The Black Magic SLF Bolo rods are a great choice if you are new to this style of fishing, as they are reasonably priced, well balanced, and with a fast action that will help you hit more bites.

Available in lengths between 5m and 8m, these telescopic rods balance well when combined with a normal 30-size match reel, such as the Sphere MgTi. 

Fitted with quality rings that have a nice high stand-off that stops the line from sticking to the blank. The reel seat is the traditional adjustable clamp style that is common on Bolo rods. The handle has a lovely non-slip finish that keeps the diameter down, but stops it from moving under your elbow. 

On tricky days, especially when there is a strong down-stream wind, the Bolo can allow you to fish further down your peg than with a pole, and with better control than a normal float rod, making it a must-have in my rod holdall. 

Black Magic SLF Bolo Rods are available in the following lengths: 

5m – 5 sec – 240g

6m – 6 sec – 310g

7m – 7 sec – 470g

8m – 7 sec – 530g

 

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Black Magic SLF Bolo 1

The Black Magic SLF Bolo rods are available in a range of different lengths.

Black Magic SLF Bolo 2

The reel is securely fixed in place on the handle.

Black Magic SLF Bolo 3

The non-slip handle is just the right length and balances these long rods well.


Browning Hoody 1

Browning Hoody

With the days shortening I find myself wearing my Browning Hoody almost every day. When there is a little bit of a chill this is the ideal layer to keep the cold at bay.

The design of these hoodys is ideal for fishing. Made from a nice heavyweight material and with a long cut it keeps me really warm.

I don’t use the hood a great deal, but it does help to protect the back of my neck when the wind is blowing. 

The hand warmer pockets are a nice touch, and I find myself using them mroe than I ever suspected. 

The lovely Browning livery matches the rest of my kit perfectly, and certainly stands out well on the bank. Look out for them in your local Browning Stockist.

Available in sizes from M to XXXL. 

This is just a part of the large range of Browning clothing designed specifically for match anglers seeking the very best.

Look out for our distinctive waterproofs, hats and shirts to keep you looking as good as you perform on the bank.

 

 

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Browning Hoody 2

The Browning Hoody makes a brilliant layer for the Spring and Autumn.

Browning Hoody 3

The hand warmer pocket is a useful addition.

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The distinctive Browning livery.