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Leading the way
Aug18

Leading the way

TTW gets in a spin as it looks at the large and diverse range of leaders from Team Dragon. With so many choices these days, it’s easy to get confused. Anyone who has fished for predators for any amount of time has felt the stomach-churning disappointment of losing a big fish because of equipment failure. Sometimes, of course, it’s just because of the fight or your hook-hold fails. Although annoying, you can live with that. The vast...

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Hold It! I Think They’ve Got The Answer…
Aug17

Hold It! I Think They’ve Got The Answer…

Any fly angler will tell you that there are times you need an extra hand, especially when you’re trying to tie on the best imitation you have during an evening rise, the light’s fading, the fish are rising and you don’t want to waste any precious time getting the fly on the water. Well, for those of us who can’t juggle, Stonfo, the Italian design and manufacturing company, has once again come up with the answer. Like anything that is...

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Fitting The Bill – A Crankbait Ready For Action!
Aug16

Fitting The Bill – A Crankbait Ready For Action!

There’s not much new in the world of crankbaits, or so you’d think. BOOYAH Baits has perfected a new material and production process that builds in not only all of the features and hardware, but also amazing durability. TTW takes a look at a couple. Hunting action is one thing that square-bill crankbaits are known for, it’s the deflection, deflection and deflection that makes them one of the most versatile an angler can have in their...

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Yamashita Squid Jig Revolution
Aug15

Yamashita Squid Jig Revolution

Yamashita, a leading Japanese squid jig manufacturer, is all about technology and how it not only uses that to design its lures but also ensures that it gets continuous feedback and improvement. Established in May 1941, this famous old brand has more than 75 years of experience in making lures. Yamashita is one of the leading squid jig manufacturers in Japan and the overseas market. Squid fishing is good business in Japan, according...

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Rippton Talks Tackle Technology
Aug14

Rippton Talks Tackle Technology

TTW editor Chris Leibbrandt, a self-confessed technophobe, sceptic and old-school angler, decides to find out from a new technology company how it can help him catch more fish. He’s still wondering… CL: Tell me a little bit about your company and its history. Rippton is a newly established technology-oriented fishing tackle company and one of our products is currently the world’s most intelligent fishing drone. We also make smart...

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Molix: The Long Jerk Project
Aug10

Molix: The Long Jerk Project

Italian tackle designers and manufacturers have been working on a new slim, long-cast lure that still has plenty of action, a difficult design to get right. After an extensive research and development process, the Jugulo Jerk LC Series fits the bill. The Molix Long Jerks are the result of a long development and research, which has been carried out to create an innovative and high-performing lure that is easy to differentiate from...

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