The Pen Rod – Mightier Than The Sword?

Ben Bassett
  · Ben Bassett  · September 6, 2016

You will have likely seen a ‘Pen Rod’ in your time perusing the internet for fishing tackle. If you’re not familiar, they are a very cheap and short telescopic rod, that collapses into a comically oversized pen, complete with lid (though lacking any ink!). For the bargain price of little over five pounds you could [...]

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Trabucco Poetica KW Torzite Rod review

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · May 18, 2016

I have been a fan of Continental style rods for a couple of years now, especially for my light fishing, for species such as Plaice and Bream. When I was asked to review the Poetica KW Torzite, for heavier work, I was a bit sceptical. When it comes to distance casting and heavier rough weather [...]

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Rapture Delsol 802ML lure rod review

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · November 26, 2015

The Rapture Delsol is often seen advertised as a specialist soft plastic lure rod, designed for medium sized fish such as Trout, Perch and Wrasse. It is through the later species that I came across the Delsol. I invited Bill Morris, who runs Outdoor Life, the UK distributor for Italian tackle giant Trabucco, down to [...]

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Yamaga Blanks Early Plus 92XML lure rod review

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · October 29, 2015

I came across the Yamaga Blanks Early Plus just after it was released in the spring. Dan Konig from Adventure Angler wrote an article for us on Bass fishing in Morocco Looking at the conditions he was fishing in made me think that the Early Plus would be an ideal rod for my rougher and heavier [...]

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Temple Reef Mytho Rod review

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · August 6, 2015

I first came across the Mytho jigging rod late last year, when I watched a video on Facebook by Dan Konig, who runs Adventure Angler. The video which I have included in this article shows him catching some lovely Cod on jigs up in the Shetland Isles. I got in touch with Dan and he [...]

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Cinnetic Cautiva hybrid flexi tip surf rod review

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · May 14, 2014

The Cinnetic Cautiva is probably best described as a Continental style rod. I bought the rod back last August, when I was offered it by my local tackle shop. They had bought it as a demonstration model, to only find out a couple of weeks later that the distributor had decided not to import them [...]

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HTO Lure Game rod 9ft 6″ review

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · November 6, 2013

Looking for a good lure rod under a £100? Lure fishing is one of the fastest growing disciplines within angling, especially with sea anglers, but knowing what rod to choose can be very confusing. I often have anglers turn up to come guiding with me, with an 11ft spinning rod, or a Carp rod, because [...]

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Century versus Conoflex on test at West Bexington in search of Plaice.

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · April 9, 2012

For more than a year now I have been hearing quite a lot about the new Conoflex Chesil Beach Match (CBM). Almost living on Chesil Beach this was of obvious interest to me. When I was given the opportunity to test it out, I thought that it would only be fair to compare it to [...]

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