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Total Carp Staff  |  Apr 25, 2017  |  0 comments
£3. 95 per pack of 10 The guys at ESP have been hard at it with the latest release of the Grip Rigger, Curve Shank and Para Point Cryogen hooks. These are the latest impressive additions to the extensive range being made through original cryogenic tempering. The Curve Shank is still in keeping with the same classic ESP Raptor curve pattern.
Total Carp Staff  |  Feb 03, 2017  |  0 comments
We take a look at the range of hooks from Reuben Heaton, the only ones on the market using surgically sharpened technology. TroKar uses special and proprietary high-carbon steel called Q741. This unique blend was specially created for the hook range. (RS) Magnum Wide Gape £TBC On first impressions these hooks are extremely sharp; in fact, every one out the packet is sticky sharp.
Total Carp Staff  |  Jan 31, 2017  |  0 comments
Okay, so I know the majority of you may not experienced fishing with a braided main line and may be looking at the price tag with open eyes and a dropped jaw, but let me tell you working out to around £30 a spool it will be one of the wisest moves you have ever made. Utilising 100% Dyneema PF FIbres, the CB2000 has absolutely zero stretch making it the ultimate line to lead around and of course play fish on. It is true that it can be a very knee trembling experience the first time you play a carp, but as you feel every twist and turn and hear the sing of the braid in the wind you will be hard pushed to find a more electric and exciting means of playing a carp. I have been using the 30lb breaking strain variant and with a minimal line diameter of just 0.
Total Carp Staff  |  Jan 31, 2017  |  0 comments
Easy to tie, even with wet hands and damp conditions Durable design allows for strong casts Superb when fishing deeper water without double bagging Made right here in the UK £3. 99 FOR MORE DETAILS GO TO WWW. GODMAN-ANGLING. COM Like what you see? Or buy a single issue .
Total Carp Staff  |  Jan 30, 2017  |  0 comments
The team at Gardner has not disappointed once again, bringing the Stiff variation of the ever-popular Ultra Skin to the market. Ideally suited to situations where you are fishing over a clear debris-free bottom, the coating can be stripped back to reveal a supple braid inner hook-link material. Once steamed, the hook link provides superb anti-tangle properties but also improves rig reaction speed, providing a straight line of contact between hook and lead. The durable material also means that when tightening down knots you won’t break the coating in the process, meaning perfect rigs time and time again.
Total Carp Staff  |  Jan 30, 2017  |  0 comments
THE TACKLE BOX’S LEE JACKSON SAYS: I must admit to being highly delighted when this range of hooks was reintroduced to the market, albeit under the new Carp Spirit banner. I’d been using these for quite a while when, unfortunately, they became unobtainable, which is most annoying when you find something that you like and are confident in. Made from the highest-grade Japanese carbon steel and finished in a non-reflective PTFE coating, these hooks have a microbarb, are ultra-sharp straight from the well-designed protective box that they come in and maintain their sharpness even after a number of uses. My favourite pattern, and the one I’ve used most, is the Medium Curve Shank.
Total Carp Staff  |  Jan 23, 2017  |  0 comments
CM70 From the same stable that brought us the likes of Berkley Big Game and Triline, the CM70 is described by Berkley as: “Possibly the most foolproof line money can buy. ” Finished in a Muddy Brown coloration, this is an all-purpose main line offering breaking strains from 8lb right the way through to 20lb, with respective diameters ranging from 0. 28mm to 0. 45mm Each new main line in the Connect range has been built specifically for carp angling, and is capable of dealing with every demanding situation that you are likely to encounter.
Total Carp Staff  |  Sep 02, 2016  |  0 comments
Brilliant product range! Lets have a look. . . .
Total Carp Staff  |  Jul 12, 2016  |  0 comments
Stronger version of the popular Krank pattern Beaked-point hook with sweeping shank Ideal for a KD presentation or traditional knotless knot 10 per pack Available in sizes 2, 4, 6 and 8 £3. 99 WWW. KORDA. CO.
Total Carp Staff  |  Jul 11, 2016  |  0 comments
Can be fished both flying and clip-on style Four setups per pack Available in various weights from 5g up to 15g £5. 99 WWW. FOXINT. COM Like what you see? Or buy a single issue .
Total Carp Staff  |  Jul 11, 2016  |  0 comments
The new range of hooks from fresh-faced company Spotted Fin is making a noise behind the scenes, and rightfully so. Encompassing four of the most popular patterns of all time, we are certain there will be one for you in the TurningPoint stable. Featuring Curved, Longshank Curved, Wide Gape and Straight Point, it doesn’t matter whether you prefer fishing pop-ups or bottom baits, you can rest assured that you will have the perfect presentation every time. One pattern that immediately caught my eye is the Longshank Curved.
Total Carp Staff  |  Oct 06, 2015  |  0 comments
Marc Coulson’s verdict - Easy to splice, nice flecked-green colour and very reliable There’s a proliferation of lead-free leaders nowadays, with very few terminal-tackle companies not producing one and, while I cannot claim to have tried them all, I’ve certainly either used or played around with most. As I talk about in my diary this month, my new syndicate water is extremely weedy, so I made a call to my old mate Lewis Read at Gardner and did my best Oliver Twist impression. It worked, and the generous old so-and-so sent me some of this to use. The mottled green finish is perfect and, to my liking, it’s a little thicker than some others.
Total Carp Staff  |  Sep 25, 2015  |  0 comments
For a very long time now I, and I’m sure many, many others, have played around with various ways of trying to eject the lead when using a helicopter rig. The problem has always been that to secure the lead on the cast, but then be able to eject it when needed, has not been an easy thing to achieve. The key there is ‘when needed’ because there have been a few systems created but mostly they dump the lead on every retrieve – a massive bugbear of mine. However, Korda has come up with a virtually foolproof system that does exactly what you need it to and you can switch from retaining the lead to dropping it very easily.
Total Carp Staff  |  Apr 28, 2015  |  0 comments
Following the popularity of the widely renowned and much regarded GT80, Gardner has gone one better and released the next generation in the form of the eagerly anticipated GT80+. Designed to bring big carp anglers the very best in performance, this brand-new main line incorporates the latest advancements in copolymer formulas with the advanced precision manufacturing process. The result is an outstanding copolymer main line that has been integrated with a heavy sinking additive to ensure it is one of the fastest-sinking monofilaments on the market. With exceptional abrasion-resistant properties and outstanding knot strength, it gives you the confidence required when fishing demanding situations in search of that special carp.
Total Carp Staff  |  Apr 27, 2015  |  0 comments
Although there are so many alternatives these days, I must admit to still being a fan of leadcore. I don’t honestly think that using it has ever cost me a bite, so I’m in no rush to switch. There has always been an issue with safely setting up a helicopter rig so that the top bead is secure enough on the cast but will release the hook link in the event of a breakage. The Leadcore Stop Beads are designed specifically with this purpose in mind and they work brilliantly.

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