Sphere Feeder MH 390

If you are looking to fish big rivers, like the middle Trent, Thames, Severn or Wye, at this time of the year, especially when after bigger fish, then the Sphere Feeder MH 390 is the rod for you. Sensitive enough to fish for skimmers, but with the guts to fish a feeder at range, and enough low-down power to tame hard-fighting chub and barbel. 

A brilliant rod that will cover a wide range of feeder and bomb fishing for bigger fish. Match it with the brilliant Sphere MgTi 50 size reel for the perfect combination. 



The Sphere Feeder rods, like all rods in the Sphere range, have been developed using the highest quality carbon blank and fittings available. Every aspect of the rods has been carefully engineered to produce a product that is as perfect as possible. The rods are ultra light, ultra slim and are fitted with a unique ergonomic weight reducing handle which transmits more “feel” to the angler. They feature special ultra low friction “Minima” SIC guides – the best and lightest available.

The carbon quality of the blank adds meters to a cast and improves casting accuracy by minimising sideways flex when the rod under load. However, the blanks are responsive enough to safely play soft mouthed fish like skimmers without fear of hook-pulls. Supplied with 4 tips to give both sensitivity for bite indication and durability when casting. 


Sphere MH 390 Tech Spec:

Length – 3,90m / 13ft

Sections – 3

Weight – 210 grams

Maximum Casting Weight – 100 grams

Rings – Pac Bay Minima

Reel Seat – Fuji

Tips – 1oz, 1.5oz, 2oz, 3oz

The Sphere MH 390 is perfect for summer rivers with both feeder and bomb.

A hard fighting Wye barbel tamed on the Sphere MH 390.

Match this rod up with the Sphere MgTi reel in either 40 or 50 size.

"All of the materials used are the best of the best"

The minimalist SiC rings reduce weight, whilst being incredibly durable.

The top of the range Japanese carbons used to make thee rods reduce weight and increase torsional stiffness, increasing casting accuracy and strength.

The sculptured ergonomic handle has been designed for maximum feel and comfort.

Sphere Feeder Ultra Lite Hooks & Hooks to Nylon

This hook is one of the lightest and sharpest currently available on the market. But it is still strong enough to land larger fish on the feeder. Hook weight can make a big difference to whether or not a fish picks up the hookbait, especially with smaller baits. If you want to catch fish on the drop then this is the hook for you. 

The straight point is perfect for hooking fish, whilst the slight angled design helps reduce small fish from twisting off the hook on the retrieve. 

Don’t let the name make you think that this hook is only suitable for feeder fishing, we know a number of anglers who also use this as a silverfish hook on the pole, thanks to its incredibly durable point and low weight. 

Available in sizes 8 to 18 in packs of 15 loose hooks, or ready-tied to premium nylon in packs of eight. 

The perfect hook for catching silvers on the feeder.

A brilliant shape that improves hooking of silvers and stops them twisting off the hook on the retrieve.

The hooks to nylon are first class and supplied on these soft plastic spools that keep the hook lengths neat and protected from UV light.

"Ideal for dace and roach on the feeder."

Cenex Classic Mono

Monofilament lines have progressed massively in recent years and it can feel a bit of a minefield when choosing the right one, but relax as there’s one that won’t let you down, and this is Cenex Classic Mono, a line I now use extensively for all my pole rigs. 

One of the most important properties anglers look for in a line is its strength in relation to its diameter and I can honestly say that this is one of the strongest fine diameter lines available on the market today. It’s also ultra supple which provides perfect bait presentation which will simply result in loads more fishing gracing your net. Another important area is knot-strength, something that lets many fine diameter lines down, yet Classic Mono beds down really well giving me the peace of mind that every possible weakness in my rigs has been removed, allowing me to get on a do what I love, catch fish. 

The range available is quite extensive, especially in the lower diameter/breaking strains, and allows me to fine tune rigs so they perfectly compliment every angling situation I’m faced with.

Definitely the choice of serious competition anglers.

0.06mm – 0.45kg/1.00lb

0.07mm – 0.55kg/1.20lb

0.08mm – 0.75kg/1.60lb

0.10mm – 1.00kg/2.20lb

0.12mm – 1.55kg/3.40lb

0.14mm – 2.05kg/4.50lb

0.16mm – 2.60kg/5.70lb

Garry Cooper

Cenex lines have a reputation for being very accurate, with great strength to diameter. The Classic mono is ideal for both rigs and hook lengths.

When fishing matches I need a line that I can rely on one hundred percent.

When every fish counts make sure you are using a line that you can really rely on.

"this is one of the strongest fine diameter lines available"

Sphere Hooks & Hooks to Nylon

There are some brilliant hook patterns in the Sphere range that will cover your match fishing needs, and in this video Colin Sheppard looks at some of the patterns he uses in both loose hooks and hooks to nylon from the range.

Xitan X Pole Support Bar

Although poles such as the Sphere range have become incredibly light these days, fishing at lengths upwards of 16m over the length of a match can take its toll, especially as we get older so the need of a reliable pole bar is essential to keep the aches and pains away. 

The Xitan X Pole Bar being fully adjustable does everything needed of it and fits all 25mm leg systems. It’s easy to fit, locking in place with tightening screws and the dense foam groves locate the pole whilst protecting it as well. 

If you are beginning to struggle holding that pole all day then ease the pain and get yourself one of these, you will wonder how you ever managed without!

Justin Watkins  

Front bars are great if you are expecting to wait a while for bites, enabling you to fish easily at a full 16m.

The Xitan X Pole Bar is fully adjustable so you can position it just where you need.

The scalloped bar holds the butt sections securely.

"you will wonder how you ever managed without it!"

Xitan Waterproof Net Bag XL

Carrying the several landing nets and keepnets that are often needed to cover all your venues can be a pain, but these X-large Xitan Waterproof Net Bags are just the ticket, with room inside for four keepnets and a bunch of landing nets in the two compartments. 

Often, it is not possible to dry nets out completely at the end of a session, so the waterproof material, welded design and waterproof zips will not only keep the damp inside, but the smell too. Once you get home hang the nets out to dry fully before your next session and be sure to dip them if possible. 

All of the stress points on the net bags have been welded and reinforced to handle the weight of several wet nets. The zips are extra chunky, along with being waterproof.

All in all, this is a brilliant bag for carrying all of your nets at a great price. 


Browning’s Xitan luggage range combines very practical designs plus unique and useful features.

The Xitan Waterproof Keepnet Bag features :- 

Made in strong but soft waterproof material with welded seams 

Wide opening zip top and welded carry handles 

Single size will accommodate 2 standard sized keepnets plus net head

XL size will accommodate 4 standard sized keepnets plus net head 

Material: 300D Polyester 

Single – 60cm length x 15cm wide x 60cm high

X-Large – 60cm length x 33cm wide x 60cm high

The internal divider enables you to keep your nets organised.

The material is waterproof and very hardwearing and all fittings are welded in place.

The chunky zips are designed to last and resist damp and grit.

Xitan luggage is well known for its quality and performance.

Distance Marker Sticks

Watch the video about the Browning Distance Marker Sticks below.


The new Distance Marker Sticks are clearly playing in the Champions League. The elongated, sharp tip in solid material penetrates the hardest ground with ease, ensuring that the sticks stand firm. In addition, the top of the sticks includes a screw-in aid to make setting the sticks even easier. The riffle near the top holds the line winding securely at a height, enabling precise setting of the exact fishing distance with no variation. The supplied strap for setting the distance between the sticks has a perfect length of 4 m, allowing the angler to wind the line around the sticks without moving off the spot. A slightly wider strap has been provided, which is printed with a highly visible scale. The time-consuming tangles frequently encountered when using cords with clips are finally a thing of the past. 


Sphere Silverlite Whip System

Rory Jones takes a look at the Sphere Silverlite Whip System from Browning and looks at the situations where he would use either the flick tips, or hollow tips, plus some of the other features that he loves about this unique 10m whip system.

Feeder Connector Swivel

Feeder Connector Swivel

These little gems have become an integral part of most of my feeder rigs. Like many of the best ideas, they are incredibly simple, yet very effective, and most importantly, tangle-free. 

These are extremely strong mini-swivels, but instead of having two eyes, one of the wires has been formed into a parallel hook-shape. A small piece of hard-wearing rubber tube fits over the hook effectively closing the loop when in use. 

So what you have is a very simple method of changing your hooklenghs instantly. Couple this with the anti-twist properties of the swivel, and the tangle-resistant design and you have a brilliant connector that is ideal for a multitude of feeder rigs. 

A little tip shown to me by England International Will Freeman was to use two stots instead of beads between the Connector Swivel and the feeder link. This creates a tiny boom that holds the hooklength away from the boom, massively cutting down on tangles. Give it a go, combined with these connector swivels it is a great little edge. 

Available in 10mm and 12mm sizes.

Kye Jerrom

Feeder Connector Swivels are available in 10mm and 12mm sizes, allowing you to match them to your hooklength line strength.

The simple, anti-tangle, feeder rig that I tend to use these days.

"These little gems have become an integral part of most of my feeder rigs."

Xitan EVA Pole Caps

When you have made an investment and bought the pole of your dreams keeping it in tip-top condition is an absolute must. Wiping each section down before leaving the venue, then giving them a right good wash as soon as possible when I get home is something that I always do. Protecting sections during a session, in transportation and once again at home after each day out is paramount and one of the simplest but most effective ways is to cover them with Xitan EVA Pole Caps. These caps are a god send and replace those irritating plastic, often difficult to remove caps, those that only protect maybe an inch or so of the section end. These EVA Caps are easy to add/remove, far less likely to fall off in transit but more importantly protect 10cm of the pole end, eliminating any dust/dirt/grit sticking to the joints and potentially damaging them, or worse still, having a joint chipped or cracked. They are also great when you are on a tight swim which has potential damaging vegetation or structure behind as they simply offer so much more protection than other more commonly used pole caps. 

Made from soft but durable EVA these caps are available in a range of diameters between 43mm to 51mm that will to cover the 11m to 16m butt sections of most poles. 


Garry Cooper

The EVA caps are available in diameters between 43mm and 51mm.

The soft EVA really protects pole sections and because they are a snug fit there is no chance of losing the caps.

It might only be a small thing, but knowing my sections are safe means I can concentrate on putting more fish in the net.

"These EVA caps offer brilliant protection."