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Sphere Feeder Ultra Lite Hooks

Sphere Feeder Ultra Lite Hooks

A lot of my feeder fishing on natural venues revolves around catching numbers of silverfish averaging a few ounces each, but of course the chance of a rogue lump or two as well. This is where I choose the Sphere Feeder Ultra lite Hooks. Hooks and hooklengths need to be relatively refined for this style of fishing, but not so light that the ever-present chance of hooking a decent bream, eel or tench is ignored or worse still wasted when light gear loses the battle. Whilst they cannot be relied upon, those bonus fish can mean the difference between winning and losing, so I need to capitalise on every opportunity.

 

Light hooks are great for presentation, and ensure my hookbait looks as natural as the particles it’s surrounded by, but of course everything on a feeder tends to require stepping up a bit.  My hook of choice for this style of fishing is the Sphere Feeder Ultra Lite, which despite being exceedingly light weight, packs an amazing amount of strength – don’t be fooled by the larger sizes, these area great for bit baits and aggressive retrieves when you need to ensure fish stay on all the way back. This must be down to the Japanese wire and tempering process used, but also the shape too. Whatever the ‘secret alchemy’ used, they have proven to be extremely reliable for this style of fishing.

 

Another point (sic) worth mentioning are the points! These really are razor sharp, but last really well too, meaning I bump less fish and need to change my hooklength less often.

 

Hook shapes are a very personal thing, but I do like the slightly ‘wedge-shaped’ bend on these hooks that see the point facing very slightly towards the shank. This shape, combined with the straight point, goes in and stays in, meaning less lost fish when I am fishing at range.

 

Bait wise, this is an allrounder, but really is a great maggot hook, especially when fishing with two or three grubs. It also lends itself really well to fishing worm heads and bunches of caster too. A great feeder hook that I use a lot.

 

Available in sizes 8 to 18

 

Kye Jerrom

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Summer Clothing

Summer Clothing

If there is one thing you need to be when fishing a match or simply pleasure fishing is comfortable, and I don’t mean how your tackle station is set up, but just as important is what you are wearing.

A great combination is the Dry Fit Polo Shirt, Sweatpants and if it’s bright and sunny then the Clubber Cap completes the outfit. 

The Dry Fit Polo Shirt comes in five sizes, as do the Sweatpants, M, L, XL, XXL and XXL and has been designed to give plenty of movement in the arm fit making casting and landing fish all day effortless. Made from a quick drying100% Polyester material it’s really comfortable, light, highly breathable making it ideal for those hot summer days as well as classy looking coming in the standard Browning burgundy and black colours.

The Sweatpants, or joggers as I refer to them, are made from a really soft comfortable to the skin material and come with an elastic waistband and cord to tighten accordingly plus wide ankle bands and three pockets, two zipped side pockets and a rear pocket.

If you want to look the part but more importantly be comfortable before, during and after each session then this is the perfect clothing combo!

Alex Reynolds

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Cenex Hybrid Power Mono

Cenex Hybrid Power Mono

Cenex Hybrid Power Mono has become a firm favourite for pole anglers for their pole rigs and hook lengths. 

I’ve been using it for many years and it really is a reliable, abrasion resistant, ultra strong line that just won’t let you down. Although is strength in relation to its diameter is amazing there are a few other qualities that I love, the first being just how supple it is which creates perfect hook bait presentation. This suppleness also allows knots to be bedded down resulting in unbelievable knot strength and being transparent it just adds to the list of benefits and reasons why when it’s used more fish end up in the net!

Coming on 100m spools it really is value for money and a line that all anglers need to check out.

Available in seven popular diameters –

0.10mm 3lb/1.37kg

0.12mm 3.7lb/1.7kg

0.14mm 5.6lb/2.55kg

0.16mm 6.6lb/3kg

0.18mm 8.5lb/3.9kg

0.20mm 9.2lb/4.2kg

0.22mm 10.3lb/4.7kg

Alex Reynolds

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Cenex Feeder Mono

Cenex Feeder Mono

There are times when a braided main line is not needed for feeder fishing especially when fishing at shore ranges, and in tough environments, like rivers and deep glacial lakes. That is when we reach for the Cenex Feeder Mono. Especially designed for feeder fishing, this line has a set of characteristics that set it apart from most lines, and make it ideal for fishing on the tip. 

Designed specifically for feeder fishing.

Medium stretch for better bite indication and smooth casting.

Use as a main line or as a shock leader.

Super-smooth surface finish for improved casting performance.

Naturally sinking formula makes it easier to tighten up and sink the line.

High abrasion resistance for improved durability.

Cenex Feeder Mono is available in diameters between 0.14mm (4lb) and 0.28mm (13.7lb) on 150m spools.

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Sun Top

Sun Top

With these hot temperatures, sun protection is very important!

Parasol, sunscreen and plenty of fluids are important, and we also recommend wearing suitable clothing for protection.

UV protective clothing protects against the intense rays of the sun.

The Browning Suntop is made from a flexible and breathable fabric that guarantees maximum comfort. Equipped with long sleeves and a hood, it protects areas such as arms, ears, neck and neck.

With UPF 50+ technology.

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Skyline One-Piece Top Kits

Skyline One-Piece Top Kits

There has been a definite shift amongst Commercial Anglers towards using one-piece top kits for some styles of fishing over recent years. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons for this, and the benefits these kits have. 

One-piece kits replace the standard top two supplied with a pole, reducing the length by roughly a metre in most cases. The steeper taper of a one-piece kits obviously stiffens up the pole, and gives extra strength – ideal when big weights are expected. 

Browning kits come fitted with the brilliant Duo Bush as standard, so there is no need to cut back the pole to fit even large diameter elastics. As you wold expect, they are also fitted with side puller bushes, making elastication very easy. 

Browning’s one-piece kits come in either a standard carbon finish, or with a Skyline grey finish that blends in well with the colour of the sky, making them ideal when shallow fishing. The Skyline kits also feature coloured depth bands at 10cm intervals, making it easy to set the depth perfectly on multiple kits. 

Talking of multiple kits, another benefit of one-piece kits is that make it easy to store rigs ready-rigged on the kit. This makes getting organised on the bank so much easier,, and although you can do this with two-piece kits, nothing is simpler than a one-piece configuration. 

Finally, there is the price. One-piece kits are obviously great value and a lot cheaper than two-piece kits. Any time when maximum length isn’t required, especially when you are using heavier elastics for big weight fishing, the one-piece kits make a great solution. 

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CK Carp Waggler

CK Carp Waggler

I can’t quite believe that it’s over ten years since I first started using the Commercial King range of shorter rods. Back then they revolutionised my approach when targeting carp on commercial fisheries and have now become standard equipment for anglers on these high stocked venues. 

I was wrong in thinking that these brilliant rods couldn’t get any better, but advances in carbon and fittings have allowed Browning to take these mid range rods to a new level. Let’s first look at the two big upgrades that I’m really impressed with. The first is in the Carp King, as its been renamed, rods handle as all the range now come with the shortened ergonomic handle, similar to those fitted on the high end Sphere range. The reason for shortening the handle on the CK Carp Waggler is simply to allow anglers to cast quicker and the flattened handle makes it so much more comfortable, you can really ‘feel the difference’ when casting and playing fish as so much more is transmitted back to the angler. The second upgrade might seem very small but Browning have listened to their anglers and have straightened the end eye of the rod, something I have been doing for years, so that those annoying moments when the line catches around are eliminated. 

The CK Carp Waggler is 11ft/3.30m and is a two piece rod, like the rest of the CK range, and allows the match angler to arrive with multiple set up rods all rigged and ready to go. Weighing in at just 170g and with a casting weight of 20g it really is a dream to use, ultra slim with a lovely parabolic ‘non-lock’ action, a real all-round carp float rod.

Other features are high quality smooth guides, toned down graphics, keeper ring, plus a cork screw down reel fitting.

If you are looking for a versatile, mid priced, two piece carp float rod then you need to check this, and the rest of the CK range out.

The best has just got better!

 

Mick Fordham

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Distance Marker Sticks

Distance Marker Sticks

Distance sticks have become an essential for most feeder anglers, enabling several rods to be set up at exactly the same distance easily. These new sticks from Browning have been carefully thought through to make marking up as simple as possible. 

When setting up the screw-in solid points make getting the sticks securely into hard ground really easy, even on gravel pits. A t-bar is supplied with each set at the tops of the sticks have a solid oversized button for pushing the sticks into softer ground. 

Supplied with a 4m tape to give the exact distance between the sticks every time. Metre markers make it easy to set up at intermediate distances. We particularly like the fact that the tape is four metres as when using shorter rods it is easy to double this round so the sticks can be positioned at two metres apart.

Tangles can be an issue with some sticks, especially when using fine braided lines, but the ribbed finish on these Marker Sticks means that each turn of line falls into a groove and is held securely – perfect! 

If you are looking for a really well designed set of sticks then check these out at your local Browning Stockist. 

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Carp King Bomb Rod

Carp King Bomb Rod

If you are looking for a really versatile bomb and light feeder rod that won’t break the bank then check out the brilliant value CK Bomb rod. This 10 footer is rated up to 40 grams, making it perfect for bomb fishing and light Method feeders. The sort of fishing we all do on Commercial Fisheries right through the year. 

As you can see, the anti-lock action is brilliant for playing carp. Line breakages are a thing of the past, as the rod just bends and bends! You might think that it would be sloppy though, damaging casting accuracy, but nothing could be further from the truth. Sure, this isn’t a top-of-the-range, super-light rod, but then it doesn’t have the price tag either! 

I like to use this rod for bomb fishing up to around 40 metres, or for dropping a Pellet Cone or small Method Feeder on a sixpence every time. It is supplied with two tips, of 1oz and 2oz rating, making it perfect for both summer and winter fishing. 

It can double-up as a nice skimmer rod too with the lighter tip fitted. 

The rod has some lovely features for the price. The rings are low-friction and braid-friendly, with a skeletal design with no liners to break. The screw down reel seat holds the reel securely, and the combination of cork and EVA handle is nice and comfortable. 

If you are new to Commercial fishing, or looking for a really nice tool on a tight budget then check out the CK range, you won’t be disappointed! 

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The CK Bomb rod has a flawless action.

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Two tips of 1oz and 2oz are supplied with the CK Bomb Rod.

CK ROD Rings

Low friction Skeletal rings are standard on the CK rod range.

CK Rod handle

Simple, comfortable, and secure, that’s the handle on the CK rods.

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There are some nice little touches on the CK rods, like this embossed logo on the handle.

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Hybrid Elastic

Jim Hall takes a look at the brilliant new Hybrid Elastic – the ultimate latest elastic.

With the stretch characteristics of hollow, but with the fine diameter of a solid, this elastic is a major step forward in pole fishing. Find it at your local Browning stockists now.

 

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