Product reviews

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.

FISHOS are spoilt for choice these days when it comes to fishing line. With so many choices out there, it’s fantastic to see one of the best lines available belongs to an Australian company.

I’ve recently been using two knives from Giesser, an established German brand that’s been around since 1776. Looking at the company’s website and extensive list of knives, it’s pretty obvious they know how to craft a quality product!

I’VE recently had the opportunity to field test two new exciting ultraviolet (UV) colours that have been just added to the Samaki Vibelicious and Thumpertail soft vibe lure ranges.