Tackle & Guns 2013

October 16, 2013

The UK annual Tackle and Guns Trade show took place last weekend and what a weekend was had.  Some great new products on offer for 2013 and was great to meet up with some friends for a few lemonades! Every year the tackle industry keeps coming up with some amazing new products, and this year for me some of the real stars for next year are 2 new rod ranges from Hardy and Greys.  I have been a big fan of the Zenith Sintrix range of rods from Hardy and for 2014 there is a new kid on the block. The Jet series which incorporates sintrix material in the blank (to a lesser extent) will be available in our shop at the end of November. This is an impressive rod, beautifully finished and handles really well - at an amazing price.  the 9ft # 5 will come in at around €449 and the double handers at around €749. [caption id="attachment_2759" align="aligncenter" width="734"] Howard Croston - Head designer with Hardy Greys with the new Jet Sintrix rod from Hardy[/caption] Greys are also bringing out several new rods ranges the GR10, the GR30 and GR50, but all of them the GR50 is the pick of the bunch. The 9ft #5 will come in around €169 and the salmon models around €319.  Beautifully finished, lightweight and really nice actions, these rods will be huge sellers. They replace the popular GRXi+ rods and are a lot of rod for your money.  We will have these in at the end of October and you can see them first at the Irish fly Fair   [caption id="attachment_2760" align="aligncenter" width="734"] the new Greys GR50[/caption] Also of interest were the new Ultralite SDS reels and the Ultralite Black reels.  Will have many of these in stock in the next few weeks.   Veniards are launching a new Paramount fly tying kite - Priced at €199 with a new tough plastic case and an innovative foam tool holder.  Has everything for the flytyer in one box including a high quality spring vice [caption id="attachment_2762" align="aligncenter" width="979"] New Veniards Paramount fly tying kit[/caption] Fulling mill have looked closed at the salmon fly hook market and after a lot of research have launched the Magni salmon hook range. Double available in silver, gold and black nickel. These are a very strong durable hook.  Priced at €10 for 12 hooks they are sure to be a big hit! [caption id="attachment_2763" align="aligncenter" width="734"] Magni Salmon hook from Fulling Mill[/caption]   [gallery link="file" columns="6"]

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