Category: Articles

The Upgrade Debate

Why do you always have to upgrade hooks and split rings when you fork out an arm-and-a-leg for a high-end Japanese lure?  You pay enough anyway, so shouldn’t the terminal tackle on the lure be good enough to hold a decent cod?  Well, it’s a bit of a double edged sword. Here’s why. To get…




Getting Bent or Staying Straight

Nothing is more key-critical to hooking and holding that Cod of a lifetime than the much-maligned treble hook. A humble hook type that essentially has two main players – a straight or curve pointed treble. But, does this seemingly inconspicuous hook characteristic and a few other factors really make any difference? And if so, what?…




The Swimbait Weighting Game

With the explosion of Swimbait fishing in this country comes with it a concurrent rise in tackle tinkers exploring different ways to modify theses bibless beauties. Without question, the one modification dominating the angler discourse is the addition of weights to your baits to alter its sink rate. So, let’s take a look at the…




LEADING DEBATE – MONO v FLUORO

A lot like dieting advice, there’s a truckload of information out there about whether cod fisho’s should tie on a monofilament or fluorocarbon leader. And just like dieting, the more people you ask, the more opinions you get. You will find the staunch Paleo and low-carb supporters, while other factions will swear black and blue,…




Venom – Swords with Bite

It was back in the year 1400 when the Samurai swords were first etched with the Katana signature. Swords marked with the Katana tag were a purpose built model that featured a curved, slender, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard and long grip to accommodate two hands. It is believed these were the…