Product reviews

THE recent onset of hot weather has provided me with the ideal conditions to get out on the water and field test the newest clothing release from Samaki, the Marlin Long Sleeve Shirt.

ICEMULE coolers are marketed as “the world’s best soft cooler”, a claim which I originally met with scepticism but didn’t deter me from settling on an Icemule Pro Cooler X Large with a 30L Capacity.

JOHN Newbery runs his eye over the new Linesystem ISo Break Water float line, a float line that is designed to replace Wax Dango for luderick fishos.

A SHARP knife is a safe knife. Nothing puts your fingers at risk more than sawing through fish, meat or vegies with a blunt knife.

NS BLACKHOLE rods are based in Korea and distributed in Australia by E J Todd.

SHIMANO’S new range of tackle storage solutions features plenty of different options from small terminals wallets right up to backpacks and tackle bags.

ABU released its revamped Revo spin range last year with five models covering all bases.

TAKING out best saltwater reel at this year’s ICAST tradeshow, the recent release of Penn’s flagship threadline, the Slammer III, has piqued understandable attention.

I’VE been using Halco’s bibless Max 130 for some time now, mostly high speed spinning from NSW & QLD rock ledges.

ONE of the most consistent methods of catching golden perch at Windamere Dam is slow hopping lipless crank baits across the bottom with various pause times in-between hops.

I’VE been using Schneider’s Eight Carrier Super Smooth Braid for a few months in various breaking strains and across several fishing styles.

IT’S not often that a $129 rod blows you away in terms of performance and durability.

RECENTLY I was given a Caphat to test out for sun protection.

I SPENT a great deal of my early years barefoot, and fishing was no exception.

I RECENTLY tested a three piece fibreglass 4wt fly rod from relatively new inland fly rod builder Vale Creek Rod Works.