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LEARN ABOUT... • TIPS FOR SURFACE SUCCESS

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WELCOME... I

t only seems five minutes ago that I sat down to write the introduction for volume 2 of the Edges Carp Rig Guide, and here I am 12 months on writing the introductory text for the 3rd instalment. The feedback to last year’s guide really was fantastic and everyone at Fox is delighted that so many anglers across Europe have found so much success in their fishing by putting the tips and tactics into practice from volume 2.

Once again we have another 48-pages jam-packed with handy rig-related articles and of course the Edges range including a host of new additions that have been designed to make your fishing easier and more productive than ever. Included in the features for this year is a detailed look at Zig Rig fishing with England international Mark Bartlett, a comprehensive guide on spodding by the prolific Tom Maker and a host of Chod Rig edges from Mark Pitchers. In addition we have step-by-step guides for rigs for maggots and particles plus some very helpful tips on getting the most from inline leads. I am in no doubt that if you put into practice the rigs and tactics that you are about to see over the coming pages and invest in a selection of the Edges tackle that our product team have worked tirelessly to ensure is the best that money can buy then 2015 will be your most productive year to date! Please remember to keep in touch with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and keep us posted on how your fishing goes this year. Until next time – tight lines. Lewis Porter Fox Group Media Manager

CONTENTS 04|05

Mag Aligner

06|07

Claw Rig

08|09

Hinged Stiff Rig

10|13

Zig Rig Masterclass

14|15

Particle Approach

16|19

Chod Rig Edges

20|23

Floater Fishing

24|27

In Line Lead Tips & Tricks

28|31

Master the Art of Spodding

32|35

NEW Edges Range

46|47

Existing Edges Range

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THE

MAG ALIGNER

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he brainchild of legendary big carp catcher Rob Maylin, the Mag Aligner presentation is one of the most effective ways for using maggots ever invented!

Due to nuisance species such as roach, tench and bream, maggots are not often viable in the warmer months and therefore this Mag Aligner presentation is at its most effective during the winter period. When the water temperatures are just above freezing and the carp hard to catch the Mag Aligner approach can often get you bites when more traditional tactics won’t. This rig works very well as a casting to showing fish tactic but can also work very well when fished over a bed of spodded maggots. The rig utilises a buoyant rubber maggot that is threaded down the hooklink and over the eye of a small (size 10) hook, to create a line-aligner effect. This buoyant maggot not only makes the hook much lighter but also creates an aggressive angle, allowing the hook turn and grab hold of the bottom lip much easier once it has been sucked in. Unlike many modern rigs, there is no Hair or ‘D’ involved in the Mag Aligner, instead you simply nick two or three live maggots straight onto the bend of the hook. The rig is designed to be presented on a Helicopter lead system but with an inline lead rather than a swivel version. You then have a ring swivel under the lead, to which you then tie a large PVA mesh bag of maggots. Finally you carefully nick the hook into the side of the bag without piercing any maggots and it is ready to cast out. Once the bag has melted on the lakebed you will be left with your little maggot hookbait right in amongst a pile of matching freebies and when a carp comes along it will suck them all up and your rig will nail it!

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CREATE A MAG ALIGNER HELICOPTER RIG

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Take a Leadcore Heli Rig and Now thread on one of the remove the Speed Link, Buffer supplied Kwik Change Heli Sleeve and standard Ring Swivel. Swivels and an inline lead.

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Loop to Loop the small ring of Pull the lead down over the the Ring Swivel to the bottom swivel and your Mag Aligner of the leader, like so. Helicopter setup is complete.

HOW TO TIE A MAG ALIGNER

1 Above are all of the components that you will need to construct this rig.

5 Place an Anti Tangle sleeve onto the braid and tie a Figure-of-Eight Loop in the end.

2 Cut 10ins of Reflex Camo braid and attach your hook to one end with a 5-turn Grinner Knot.

6 You will then need to carefully nick two or three maggots onto the bend of the hook.

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When fishing heavily stocked venues try fishing the rig over a spodded area of maggots.

3 Take a plastic maggot and thread it onto a baiting needle – thick end first.

7 Attach you rig to a Kwik Change Heli Swivel fished on your Helicopter leader.

4 Slide the maggot down the braided hooklink and over the eye of the hook, like so.

8 Tie a PVA bag of maggots to the ring beneath the lead and nick the hook onto the bag.

Success!

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THE

CLAW RIG

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f you are the type of angler that likes to fish a good old fashioned bottom bait over a bed of matching freebies then ‘The Claw’ is well worth investigating further...

The Claw gets its name from the aggressive shrink tube kicker that sits on the eye of the hook. This shrink tube kicker helps the hook to turn and grab hold much faster in the carp’s mouth meaning that your chances of hooking a fish that picks up your hookbait are greatly increased. In addition to the shrink tube over the eye of the hook, the rig also often features a small piece of silicone tube on the shank of the hook that traps the Hair so it exits on the bend. This means that the bottom bait boilie adds weight to the point of your hook, which again aids the turning effect and help to pull the point down into the carp’s bottom lip. You can use a number of hook patterns for the Claw Rig, however, our team of expert angling consultants have found wide gape patterns with beaked points to be the most effective, so it is worth checking out the Arma Point SSBP and Kuro S2 patterns if you are considering tying the rig. For the actual hooklink material it can pay to use a coated braid that has a good degree of stiffness, something like the new Camotex Semi Stiff is ideal. Then simply make sure a small section of coating is removed directly above the shrink tune kicker, as this will further enhance the flexibility of the hook and once again help the hook to turn and grab hold.

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TOP This rig works very well when fished alongside a bed of matching freebies.

ALL OF THE COMPONENTS THAT YOU WILL NEED TO CONSTRUCT THE CLAW RIG

HOW TO TIE THE CLAW RIG

1 Start by cutting 12ins of Camotex Semi Stiff and then strip away 4ins of outer coating.

5 Slide your hook through the silicone and position it on the bend of the hook.

2 Now tie a small overhand loop in the end of the exposed braid, like so.

6 Set the Hair to the length shown and secure the hook with a knotless knot. The claw effect created by the shrink tube helps the hook to turn and grab very aggressively.

3 Thread on your chosen boilie bottom bait and secure in place with a Boilie Cap.

7 Place a 1.5cm length of Shrink Tube over the eye of the hook and steam at an aggressive angle.

4 Thread a 3mm length of Trans Khaki Hook Silicone onto the hooklink as shown.

8 Add Power Grip putty along the hooklink; tie a loop in the end and the rig is complete!

Another Claw Rig capture!

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HINGED

STIFF RIG

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he brainchild for top rig guru Mike Kavanagh the Hinged Stiff Rig is one of the most popular big fish rigs of the modern day. Here we show you just how easy it is to create one...

Despite its popularity with the more seasoned carp anglers the Hinged Stiff Rig can seem quite daunting to a newcomer such is the complexity of tying one completely from scratch. Thankfully there is a really simple way to construct your very first Hinged Stiff Rig without having to master whipping knots, D Rigs and creating curves. Thanks to the Edges range of Ready Tied Chod Rigs, all you have to do now is to tie a boom on and you’re ready to rock! When it comes to making the boom you can use all manner of materials including really supple ones, however, when creating a true Hinged Stiff Rig, you need to use a nice, stiff boom. Stiff coated braids such as Camotex Stiff are great for the rig, but many of our consultants such as Ian Chillcott, Scott Day and Shaun McSpadden much to use a fluorocarbon boom to make the rig as invisible as humanly possible! You may be asking what the benefits are of this particular rig and what type of bait you would use it with. Well firstly it is designed for use with ultra-buoyant pop-up boilie hookbaits, which can either be fished over a boilie-only feed or a spod mix including boilies. It is seen by many as a big fish rig as it represents quite a large mouthful for a carp to take in so often deters the smaller carp, but in our experience the rig will nail carp of all sizes!

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CREATE THE PERFECT HINGED STIFF RIG

1 Firstly start by taking your chosen pre-tied Chod Rig version from the packet.

2 Next cut yourself a 10ins length of Edges Illusion Trans Khaki fluorocarbon in 20lb.

3 Tie one end of the Illusion to the ring on the swivel of the Chod Rig with a 5-Turn Grinner.

The new Edges pre-tied Chod Rigs take away all of the hassle normally associated with Hinged Stiff Rigs!

4 Now slide a Trans Khaki Anti Tangle sleeve onto the other end of the Illusion boom.

5 Tie a Figure-of-Eight loop in the end of the Illusion and your Hinged Stiff Rig is complete.

ATTACH YOUR HOOKBAIT

1 Pass some floss through the swivel and then thread a hookbait onto the floss.

2 Slide the hookbait onto the swivel so that the barrel plugs up inside.

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3 Carefully use a lighter to set the exposed bait floss tag ends on fire.

4 Blob the molten tag ends against the bait with the side of the lighter.

Hinged Stiff Rig victim!

The Hinged Stiff Rig is best presented on a Helicopter setup.

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ZIG RIG

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ne of the UK’s most prolific carp catchers, Mark Bartlett gives you a master class in Zig Rig fishing... The Zig Rig plays a massive part in my angling all year round and is perhaps the one rig that catches me more carp than any during an average year. It is a tactic that is equally as effective on low stock venues as it is heavily stocked ones with only a few minor changes needed to get the best out of the tactic on the differing venues.

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THE ZIG RIG

For those of you that don’t know what a Zig Rig is, it is basically a buoyant hookbait that is fished on a really long nylon hooklink that pops up off of the lead. It enables you to present a hookbait in front of a carp that is swimming up in the water away from the lakebed. In recent times the shape of Zigs has literally changed with the Zig Aligna now the most common way to create a Zig. The Zig Aligna makes tying a Zig easier than ever before and also now means that hook pulls are a thing of the past! The components that I use to construct my Zigs are really straight forward, I like strong reliable hooks with a wide gape and beaked point – Kuro S2 and Arma Point SSBP being the two I favour, the size will depend but as a general rule I like a big hook. I then use the Zig + Floater Hooklink in 15lb along with a Zig Aligna and HD Foam. I’ll also use an XL Anti Tangle Sleeve to ensure my rigs cast out with no problems.

ADJUSTABLE ZIG RIG

COLOUR OPTIONS

The adjustable Zig Rig is as the name suggests a Zig that allows you to adjust the depth at which the hookbait sits. An adjustable is set up in the same way as a marker float, however you then have a short 2-3ft Zig hooklink coming out of the top of a specific Zig float such as the Halo from Fox. This means when you let the float up by 1ft the hookbait will also rise up in the water by 1ft. This tactic is ideal for deep lakes of 12ft+ where casting out a hooklink nay longer than 12ft becomes a real pain.

It is important to always carry a selection of different coloured hookbaits with you as on one day a certain colour will do the bites yet the next day a completely different colour could be the fish’s preference. The beauty of the Zig Aligna is that I can mix and match the colour of the Aligna and the foam to create two-tone hookbaits meaning I can experiment massively until I find a colour or combination that works the best on any given day. Amongst my favoured colour options would be all yellow, all black, black and yellow, red and on lakes where Zigs are done to death I like mixing pink and brown.

The Adjustable Zig Rig is perfect for deep lakes.

Always keep a selection of colours in your armoury.

PREPARATION AND STORAGE

It is important to always carry a selection of Zig Rigs already tied and ready for action, as this saves a massive amount of time on the bank. I use a Zig Disc to not only store by Zig Rigs but also tie them as the foam discs are exactly 1ft, meaning I can make my rig the perfect length in seconds simply by counting the number of wraps around the disc. By having the Zig already tied and waiting I am able to really take advantage when the carp are having it. There’s nothing worse than having your rods out of the water for long periods of time whilst you sit and tie rigs on the bank. The Zig Disc is essential for tying and storing your rigs. 11 Fox Rig Guide 2015_1-13.indd 11

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HEAVY LEADS AND TIGHT LINES

I am always amazed by the number of anglers that want to use the lightest lead they can get away with when Zig Rig fishing. Personally I am at the opposite end of the scale and opt for a nice big heavy lead, usually of 4oz. The reasons for this are simple, firstly when using a long hooklink the fish has a bit of play when they pick up the Zig Aligna so I want a large amount of resistance to help drive the hook home into the bottom lip. Secondly I also like to fish with my lines nice and tight in conjunction with Black Label Springer arm indicators to ensure I always get maximum bite indication. When using Springers and tight lines it is important that the lead is heavy enough not to be dragged out of place. The Springers take all of the stretch out the mono therefore rod will strike for me because as soon as the lead is dislodged the stretch in the line will try and pull the lead towards the rod tip and pull the hook down into the bottom lip of the fish.

Tight lines and Springer Arm indicators will help you to catch more carp. 4oz minimum on the lead front.

CAST WITH CARE

I often see anglers casting their Zigs straight off of the ground and their hook can get snagged on all manner of objects such as gravel, twigs etc. This may not only blunt the hook point but mean you end up casting out with a little twig obscuring the point. I will simply place a flat unhooking mat or a bucket lid onto the ground behind me and then cast with the hookbait sat flush on this.

Always cast your Zigs off of a clean surface.

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AVOID TANGLES

When using such long, low-diameter hooklinks there is always a big danger of the rig tangling on the cast. In order to prevent this there are couple of products I use. Firstly if I am using naked monofilament line straight through with no leader I use Edges Naked Line Tail Rubbers on my lead clips as these have a thin taper on them that stops the hooklink wrapping around the back of them. In addition I also use the XL Anti Tangle Sleeves from Edges, which also helps to prevent the hooklink from wrapping up around the lead and clip. A Naked Line Tail Rubber and Anti Tangle Sleeve help to prevent tangles on the cast.

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SPODDING OVER ZIGS

When I am fishing heavily stocked venues I have experienced incredible success by spodding a wet, cloudy mix over the top of my Zig hookbaits. When the carp are up in the water and feeding you can trigger them into a feeding frenzy by spodding out a cloudy mix that has lots of tiny little particles floating about in it. The fish can get into a really competitive feeding mood and often multiple takes will be forthcoming, with bites even coming whilst the spod is hitting the surface right about the carp’s heads.

Spodding slop over the top can trigger a big feeding reaction.

Zig Rig result!

ALL OF THE TOP QUALITY COMPONENTS THAT BART USES TO CREATE HIS ZIG RIG

HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT ZIG RIG

1 Start by threading your chosen Zig Aligna onto the Zig + Floater Hooklink – thin end first.

4 Place the Loading Tool through the back of the Zig Aligna loop, as illustrated above.

2 Now attach your Kuro S2 hook to the end of the hooklink with a 5 Turn Grinner Knot.

5 Push the tool through the loop and the foam will become trapped inside the loop as you do so.

3 Push the Zig Aligna back up the hooklink and into the position shown over the eye of the hook.

6 Cut the foam to size, then set the rig to the right length and add an XL Anti Tangle Sleeve to complete.

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PARTICLE APPROACH

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t seems that most lakes are now predominately fished by anglers using boilies and particles seem to be becoming a thing of the past – but we say ignore them at your peril!

There are a whole host of different particle baits that we as carp anglers have at our disposal, with the likes of hemp, sweetcorn, maize, tiger nuts, groats, maples and pigeon conditioner being amongst the most popular. However, in recent years it appears that more and more anglers seem to be focussed on using a boilie-only approach, which is a real shame as particles can still be highly effective in the right situation. Obviously on lakes that contain species such as bream, tench and roach, particles can be very hard to fish with, although baits like tiger nuts are still very effective. It is just a case of picking the right particles to use at the right time. For the purpose of this piece we will take a look at a presentation and approach that is perfect for anglers wishing to fish with corn/maize or tigernut hookbaits as these are the two most commonly used particle hookbaits.

THE FEED

A nice simple, particle mixture that all carp adore!

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When it comes to feeding particles we are firm believers that variety is key so try using a mix that contains lots of different sizes, shapes, flavours, textures and colours. We would recommend trying a mixture of pigeon conditioner, hempseed, sweetcorn and tiger nuts. This concoction gives you a couple of great hookbait options and contains lots of food items that carp absolutely adore! The mix doesn’t really lend itself to being put out with a catapult such is the range of different sizes of particle, so we would recommend a spod, bait boat or if really close in a bait spoon.

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THE RIG

As we said both sweetcorn and tiger nuts make a great hookbait option. We recommend keeping the rig nice and simple (knotless knot with a Line Aligna kicker is perfect), and also keeping the rig nice and short as when carp feed on particles they tend to stay tight to the lakebed sucking them up like a vacuum cleaner so by using a short rig of no more than 4ins you reduce the chances of them spitting the rig out. Due to the way carp tend to feed over particles we would also recommend that you use a balanced hookbait, this could be a drilled out tiger nut with a cork insert or perhaps two grains of buoyant plastic sweetcorn. The Impact Spod is the perfect device for feeding a particle mixture into the swim.

CREATE A BALANCED PARTICLE RIG

1 Above are all of the components you will need to construct this rig.

5 Attach a size 6 Arma Point SSBP hook to the Camotex with a knotless knot.

2 Cut 8ins of Camotex Soft, remove 3ins of outer coating and tie a loop in the braid.

6 Thread a Line Aligna Adaptor down the rig and into position over the eye of the hook.

3 Take a single tiger nut, drill out the core and replace with a cork plug insert.

7 Slide on an Anti Tangle Sleeve, set the rig to 4ins length and tie a figure-of-eight loop.

4 Thread the tiger nut onto the braid loop and secure in place with a Boilie Cap.

8 Attach your rig to your chosen lead arrangement, it is ready to fish over a bed of particles.

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This same rig can be fished with a balanced plastic corn hookbait too.

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CHOD

RIG EDGES

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tar of ‘The Challenge’ on Fox Fishing TV, Mark Pitchers, reveals some of his very best edges when fishing with Chod Rigs... Whilst I must confess I am a massive fan of the Hinged Stiff Rig, there are certain situations where the Chod, is still my number one presentation. Such situations include fishing on lakes that are extremely weedy with little in the way of clear spots and just lower lying areas of weed. In addition I will also use the rig if I am on a new venue that I know very little about and I want to start my session of simply by casting at showing fish. In this scenario, if the carp are showing the last thing I want to do is thrash the water to a foam with a marker float, therefore a Chod Rig allows me to cast a bait amongst the fish activity and be pretty certain that the hookbait is presented effectively. There are two main types of Chod Rig, which are the ‘running Chod’ and the ‘Fixed Chod’ and I have used both to similar degrees of success, so in addition to showing these in this article I will also cover a few other elements that make up my Chod Rig fishing...

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CHOD HOOKLINK

I used to tie all of my own Chod Rigs down to perfection using Trans Khaki Rigidity and a size 4 or 5 Arma Point SR hook. However, in recent times Fox have started producing their own ready-tied versions under the Edges banner and I have to say I couldn’t tie them better myself! So I will now often simply use these pre-tied Chods as they save me so much time and hassle on the bank.

Tied to perfection!

FIXED CHOD RIG

The ‘Fixed’ Chod Rig is best fished directly onto naked main line and is perfect for anglers that want to create a really subtle presentation. I tie mine using the Edges Micro Tungsten Chod Bead Kit, which is a really handy kit that comprises a bead of two halves (one half tungsten and one half plastic) plus a buffer sleeve. The rubber half of the Chod Bead comes loaded onto a wire loop, which enables you to thread it onto your main line. It then grips the line really tightly, so by adding some saliva to the line you can then slide the bead up it to the distance you want to set the rig. This version of the Chod Rig is ideal when fishing venues that haven’t seen Chod Rigs a great deal as the fixed nature of the hooklink means it will hook carp very quickly once they pick up the hookbait. Perfect for creating ‘fixed’ Chod Rigs.

HOW TO CONSTRUCT A ‘FIXED’ CHOD RIG

1 Start by threading the Tungsten half of the Chod bead onto your naked main line.

5 Now push the Tungsten half of the bead onto the plastic bottom half, as shown above.

2 Now take one of the new Edges Ready Tied Chod Rigs and slide it onto the main line.

6 Take a buffer sleeve from the kit and thread it onto the line with the female end facing towards the bead.

3 Carefully thread the second half of the bead off of the wire loop and onto the main line.

7 Attach your chosen lead to the end of your main line and slide the buffer sleeve over the top.

4 Add saliva to the line and slide the bead to your chosen position, and place the hooklink onto it.

8 Attach your chosen pop-up and you have now created a ‘fixed’ naked Chod Rig that is ready for action!

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These are the components you will need to create a Running Chod Rig...

...as you can see the Chod hooklink is free to run between the sleeve and top bead.

RUNNING CHOD RIG

On lakes where carp have seen lots of Chods they can be very wary of a pop-up sat off of the lakebed and therefore will pick up the bait very tentatively – on such venues I have found the running Chod Rig to be the best option as the lack of resistance when the bait is sucked in often gives the carp the confidence to move off with the bait without blowing it back out straight away. As the name suggests on this version of the

Chod Rig the little Chod hooklink is fished free running up and down the line, with a small semi-fixed stop bead set a certain distance above the hooklink to dictate exactly how far it can travel. This setup can be used on both naked main line and on a leader, but if I was going to be fishing somewhere with a high amount of weed then I would use a Submerge lead-free leader all of the time as it has far better abrasion resistance.

LEAD SIZE

I like to use the smallest lead that I can get away with for the distance I am fishing at as I don’t particularly want a heavy lead swinging around so close to the hook during the fight. Therefore for distances up to 100yds I will not need to use a lead bigger than 3oz. As for the style of lead I will usually go for an Exocet if I want to cast long range, and for close range stuff a flat pear is perfect. Result!

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HOOKBAITS

When using Chod Rigs it is vital that you use a hookbait that is ultra buoyant and that will remain ultra buoyant for up to 24-hours. This means that I will either roll my own corkball

pop-ups or alternatively I will take my shop-bought pop-ups, drill out the middle with an Edges Bait Drill and place a cork plug through the core instead.

MAKE AN ULTRA BUOYANT HOOKBAIT

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Take one of your shop-bought Drill all the way through but pop-ups and start to drill out stop before you puncture the outer skin of the bait. the core of the bait.

BAITING

3 Now carefully push an Edges Cork Stick down into the core of the bait, like so.

4 Trim away the excess cork and your pop-ups will be perfectly buoyant for a Chod Rig.

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I have always found better results from fishing a Chod Rig over a boilie-only approach, as I think the carp are more comfortable at picking up the pop-up hookbait if they have been feeding on boilies that are sat at all different heights in the weed. Depending on range I will use a catapult, throwing stick or Impact Spod to bait up with the boilies and will try to spread them over a wide area to get the carp moving around and searching out the baits.

It is important to fish with semi-slack lines when Chod Rig fishing to enable the line to settle along the contours of the lakebed. If you fished bowstring tight lines on Chods there is a good chance that your line will be sitting up off of the lakebed with your little pop-up then sitting proud of this, meaning you are fishing a Zig Rig rather than a Chod! I’ll couple the semi-slack line with a Slik Bobbin, which gives fantastic bite indication and lets me know as soon as a carp picks up the rig.

When fishing Chod’s Mark likes to use a spread of boilies as free feed.

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FLOATER

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he Fox team of expert consultants reveal some of their very best edges for catching carp off of the top...

One of the most exciting and enjoyable methods of carp fishing has to be catching them off of the top using floating baits. You cannot fail but to get a real buzz as you watch the carp feeding on the free offerings on the surface, and as they get closer and closer to the hookbait, your heart begins to race until there is an almighty explosion on the surface, your float drifts away and battle commences! The purpose of this spread is to share with you some of the best tips and tactics for maximising the potential of surface fishing on your target venue. We are sure if you follow these simple tactics you will have your best spring and summer ever!

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TIP 1  SELECT THE RIGHT TOOLS

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TIP 2  MAIN LINE CHOICE IS CRUCIAL

Ideally you want a main line for your reel that has neutral buoyancy and that doesn’t sink otherwise your float will get dragged out of position and when you go to strike into a hooked fish you will have a load of slack line sunk in the water, which could hinder your chances of success. By selecting a purpose-designed floater fishing main line that sits on the lakes surface you can mend your line when there is a slight breeze on ensuring you stay in direct contact with your controller float, also as the line is on the surface and not sitting below the surface the carp cannot come into contact with it and therefore there is much less chance of them spooking.

Selecting the right rod and reel combination is essential if you plan to target carp on the top. You can make do by rigging up your 3.5lb test rod and big pit reel that you normally use for fishing on the bottom, but you really will not be giving yourself the best chance of success. Instead it is worth investing in a smaller and more balanced setup, a lighter test curve rod of anywhere between 1.75-2.75lb will be much better especially when paired with a nice lightweight 10,000 sized free spool reel, such as the EOS 10,000. This lighter setup will enable you to fish for longer on the surface without getting arm ache and will also enable you to fish with lighter breaking strain main lines and hooklinks without fear of them breaking.

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TIP 3  PICK A SUITABLE CONTROLLER FLOAT

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Now believe this or not but the type of controller float you select can make a massive impact on whether you are scratching for one bite all session or hauling like a star. The Exocet is designed not to dive too far into the water on the cast meaning it has less chance of spooking fish when casting in amongst them and also has a semi-translucent green body that blends in with the water very well. In addition to this the float has flat sides so when a carp picks up the hookbait it is immediately met with resistance and is hooked by the float rather than you having to strike the hook home. The Exocet is also very aerodynamic so casts a good distance and accurately too, plus due to the way that the hooklink exits the float it will hardly ever tangle, again a big edge.

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TIP 4  FINESSE IS KEY

When targeting carp on the surface they can often be quite cautious so in order to encourage them to feed with gusto it is important not to use a massive hook and thick tow rope hooklinks that stand out like a sore thumb. Try using a small size 10 hook and couple this with a purpose-designed floater fishing hooklink, which is a pre-stretched mono meaning you get a very fine diameter for the breaking strain. The Zig + Floater Hooklink in 12lb is a great all-rounder and as tough as old boats.

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5

TIP 5  CARRY A SELECTION OF HOOKBAITS

It always pays not to put all of your eggs in one basket and therefore we recommend that you carry a little selection of hookbait options. This means that you can chop and change until you find the hookbait that the carp are willing to favour on any given day. Baits like imitation pellets, cork, pop-up boilies, foam and of course real floating pellets are all great options to have in your armoury.

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TIP 6  FEED PELLETS AND DOG BISCUITS

It is often best to use a mixture of floating pellets and dog biscuits for free feed; this not only seams to get the carp feeding with less caution but also gives you more scope with hookbait options. Both baits are a real favourite with carp and not too expensive to buy either. Try feeding them on a little and often basis with a catapult and you are sure to find success.

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TIP 7 ďšş GIVE YOUR FREEBIES A BOOST

As good as the pellets and dog biscuits are you can give them a whole added dimension by giving them a nice coating of something oily such as Hemp Oil. This particular oil is hugely attractive to carp and really can switch them on as it releases so much more flavour into the water. In addition on a windy day the slick created by the oil makes it much easier for you to see the carp feeding on your freebies and also makes it easier for you to see your float hookbait.

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TIP 8 ďšş WEAR POLARISED SUNGLASSES

If your target venue is quiet enough for you to move around and fish several swims in a day then make sure you are prepared to keep mobile and try to find the fish. Wearing a good quality pair of polarised sunglasses is essential in enabling you to find these fish as they take the glare off of the lakes surface and enable you to see further into the water, which is a massive edge!

Fox consultant Rob Hughes is a massive fan of surface fishing during the warmer months.

Fish on!

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IN LINE LEAD

TIPS & TRICKS

O

ften overlooked in favour of the more commonly used, swivel-style of lead, the inline lead is perfect for a number of presentations that can help you put more carp on the bank... There are two main types of lead that you can buy from a tackle shop, these are a swivel lead, which as the name suggests is a lead that has a swivel coming out of the top (normally attached a brass loop) and an inline lead, again as the name suggests this style of lead is fished with the main line running through its core. Swivel leads are without a doubt the most common type of lead, with anglers using them for a host of rig presentations including for use on lead clips, running rigs and helicopter rigs. As good as a swivel lead is, there are certain situations where utilising an inline design can give you a little edge over your fellow anglers that are all sat fishing the more common way. Here we will look at a few interesting uses of the inline lead that can be used to give you that upper hand...

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SEMIFIXED INLINE

This is a presentation that we hardly ever see anglers utilising, which is a real shame as it can be highly effective. It is very simple to create and involves removing the standard insert that comes supplied with the inline lead and replacing it with an Edges Trans Khaki Tadpole Multi Bead. You then thread the lead and Multi Bead onto your main line or leader before attaching the hooklink. The Multi Bead then fixes in place over the swivel that attaches the main line to the hooklink, with your lead then sitting over the Multi Bead. When a carp picks up the hookbait it will feel the force of the lead, which will help to drive the hook home, but then as a carp tries to shake its head to throw the rig out of its mouth the lead will come free and your line be free to pass through the lead. This means the carp cannot use the weight of the lead to shed the hook and so no longer feeling any resistance will swim off at a rate of knots resulting in you getting a screaming one-toner!

The Tadpole Multi Bead is perfect for creating a semi-fixed inline presentation.

CREATE A SEMIFIXED INLINE

1 Thread a Tadpole Multi Bead onto a Submerge leader and position over the swivel.

2 Now remove the standard insert from your inline lead with a pair pliers.

3 Thread the inline lead onto the Submerge leader, thick end first.

4 Position the lead over the Tadpole Multi Bead and attach your chosen rig to complete.

Get out there and give these tips and tricks a go!

Your line will start off ‘fixed’ to the Tadpole Bead...

...but as the carp shakes it’s head the lead will become free running.

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RUNNING INLINE RIG

This basically involves removing the insert from your inline lead (to create a larger internal bore) and then threading it onto your leadcore or Submerge lead-free leader material. You then cut away the tapered end of a Tadpole Bead and thread the front end onto the line, which then sits over the swivel that joins your main line/leader to the hooklink and prevents the lead from passing over the swivel. This rig is designed so that when a carp picks up your hookbait it feels no resistance from your lead and also means that the carp cannot use the weight of the lead to try and shed the hook. It is a great presentation in the colder months when the carp are not very active and is very good for your bite indication as there is no lead in the way to act as a pivot point as the fish tries to eject the rig.

Here is a very simple free running inline lead rig, which is perfect on weed-free venues and great in winter too.

THE SHOCKER RIG

This is highly effective rig involves fishing your inline lead ‘free running’ as previously described but with the addition of a semi-fixed buffer bead approximately 15cm behind the lead. This means that a carp can pick up the hookbait and feel no resistance from the lead, however as it starts to swim away feeling safe, all of a sudden the lead will come into contact with the buffer bead and the carp will suddenly hit the full force of your lead, which will drive the hook home and cause the fish to spook and swim off in a panic. This rig is best tied using a leader material such a leadcore or Submerge lead-free with a small rubber bead positioned over some leader silicone (similar to how the top bead on a Chod Rig would be set).

The lead starts off free-running but once it hits the buffer bead the carp will feel the full force of your inline lead.

HOW TO CONSTRUCT A SHOCKER RIG

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2

Above are all of the components that you will need to construct this rig.

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4 Take a 1cm length of Edges Leader Silicone and thread it onto the Submerge.

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Thread the front of a cut down Tadpole bead onto a Submerge leader and over the swivel.

Position the silicone 15cm above the lead and then place a 6mm bead onto it.

3 Remove the insert from your inline lead and thread the lead onto the leader.

6 Attach your chosen hooklink and your Shocker Rig is created!

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DROPOFF INLINE

The final presentation that is well worth consideration is the drop-off inline, which is designed for use in situations where ejecting the lead is essential such as when fishing lakes that are very heavily infested with weed and/or snags. On such venues having the lead attached to your rig whilst playing a fish can drastically increase the chances of the fish becoming stuck in the weed and snags and therefore the best and safest option is to sacrifice the cost of a ejecting a lead to give yourself the very best chance of landing the fish safe and sound. In order to create this setup you will need to remove the insert from the lead and then utilise the Edges Drop Off Inline Kit and a new Edges Drop Off Inline Plug (the accompanying step-by-step sequence will show you how to construct this). The beauty of this set up is that it enables you to use a much larger lead than perhaps you would normally as it will eject and therefore you don’t have to worry about having a massive lead swinging around during the fight, which could potentially dislodge the hook.

HOW TO CONSTRUCT AN INLINE DROP OFF RIG

1 Above are all of the components that you will need to construct this rig.

5 Remove the insert from your chosen inline lead with some pliers.

2 Remove the standard swivel from the leader and replace with a Double Ring Swivel.

6 Take the inline lead and place the Plug into the front end, as illustrated.

3 Place a new Edges Drop Off Inline Plug onto the eye of the swivel and peg in place.

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4 Take one of the stems from the Drop Off Inline Kit and thread it onto the leader, like so.

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Run the leader around the Tie your chosen hooklength to outside of the lead and place the other ring of the Double the insert into the top of lead. Ring Swivel to complete.

FIXED INLINE

This is the easiest way to setup your inline lead as it basically involves using it exactly how you get it from the tackle shop. Simple thread the lead onto your main line or chosen leader and then position it over the swivel that connects your line to your hooklink. This creates a really handy ‘bolt’ effect, which a carp will feel as soon as it sucks your hookbait into its mouth and tries to swim off with it. The inline lead will offer this bolt effect much quicker than a standard swivel lead as there is no swivel to act as a hinge, and therefore the fish will be in direct contact with the full weight of the lead from the off. From a safety point of view it is important to make sure that should you suffer a line breakage that the lead can still come free of the swivel or at least from the insert that it sits on with adequate force. We would recommend fishing this way when using presentations such as solid PVA bags or small stringers on lakes that contain little in the way of snags or weed.

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MASTER THE

ART

OF SPODDING

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rolific carp catcher and serial spod user, Tom Maker, guides you through everything you need to know about this super-effective method for baiting application...

There are a number of different tools on the market to help you deposit ‘free feed’ into your swim, including catapults, throwing sticks, groundbait slings, baiting spoons and of course the humble spod. As good as the other tools are they do have greater limitations over a spod. For example a throwing stick is designed only for boilies, whilst catapults are only good for short-medium range. So what is a spod? It is basically a rocket-shaped device that you place free bait into and then cast it out into the lake. It is buoyant so will float and empty all of its contents into the lake once it hits the surface. The beauty of the spod is that it can be used with baits of all types and can be used at all manner of ranges, with the only limitation on distance being how far you can physically cast one. Over the years the shape and function of the spod has changed numerous times, evolving to what we have today – the Impact Spod, a tool that has been designed to make your spodding easier and more effective than ever before...

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THE SPOD ITSELF

My current spod of choice is the Fox Impact Spod, which I have been using now for a few months. This spod is designed to be used with all manner of baits, and you use it to simply scoop up your free offerings and then close the lid before casting out. This means none of the bait is lost on the cast, and then as the spod hits the surface of the water the lid is triggered open and the contents emptied into the lake. The Impact casts further and straighter than any other bait delivery device that I’ve used before and allows me to create a nice spread of bait over my chosen spot. It is a great tool for getting free bait out at ranges that other baiting tools like throwing sticks and catapults just cannot achieve.

Tom’s number one choice of spod.

TOOLS REQUIRED

In order to get the best out of your spod you will need to invest in a dedicated spod rod. These rods have a higher than average test curve that is capable of casting out the heavy spod, which can often weigh up to 8oz. My rod of choice is the Horizon XT Spod, which is the best rod I have ever used for this task. At the end of the day if you spod regularly like me your spod rod and reel will get far more use than the normal fishing rods and reels and therefore a quality setup is needed. On the reel front you will need a big pit style reel that is capable of casting the same distances as the reels that you use on your fishing rods, in my case I go with the 12000XT reel as it has super-slow oscillation meaning I achieve fantastic line lay, which in turn aids the distances I can achieve on the cast.

A dedicated spod rod is essential.

MAIN LINE AND LEADER

I spool my spod reel up with the MK2 Exocet Spod Braid as it is designed specifically for the job. It has a really low diameter yet is really strong and enables me to cast my spod to the distance I need to hit time after time. This braid has a breaking strain of 20lb and therefore is not strong enough to take the full force of regular casting with a heavy spod so it is vital that you add a shockleader to it. I often use a 45lb braided shockleader and will put 3-4 turns onto my reel. This much stronger braid then absorbs the force of the cast and ensures that crack-offs cannot occur.

The perfect main line for spodding.

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PROTECTION

When casting a big heavy weigh such as a fully loaded spod with braided leaders it is vital that you take precautions to prevent your finger from being cut by the thin line. I use a finger stall to protect my casting finger and recommend that anyone wanting to try spodding does the same.

Essential protection when casting heavy spods.

BAITING ACCURACY

So you’ve now kitted yourself out with all of the equipment that you need to be able to spod effectively and safely. The next step is to ensure that you can cast your spod to the same spot cast after cast to create a ‘baited area’. The last thing you want to do is for your spod to be landing here, there and everywhere as you will have piles of free food all over your swim. Instead it is important to create an area of food to concentrate the fish and get them competing for it. Once you get carp competing for food they become a lot easier to catch! Once I have located the spot I wish to bait up with my marker rod, I will clip that rod up and wrap it between to Marker

Sticks that will be set 12ft (4yds) apart. I will count the number of wraps and make a note of this and then wrap my spod rod around the sticks the same number of times before placing my line into the clip on the reel. This ensures that as long as I hit the clip on every cast my bait will go out the same distance each time. In addition to clipping the line up I will also pick a marker on the far bank behind my spot that I can clearly see (at night as well) and then it’s simply a case of casting at the mark each time.

Using Marker Sticks helps you to bait accurately with every cast.

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THE SPOD MIX

My first piece of advice here would be not go too complicated and stick to a few tried and trusted ingredients that you have confidence in. My standard mix that I use pretty much everywhere features only three ingredients, which are Krill boilies, hemp and sweetcorn (in the winter I will sometimes add maggots). I hardly ever ‘fill it in’ on lakes and often prefer to start off with around 20 spods and then feed on a little and often basis, topping up with 6-10 spods after each bite. If I am fishing with Zig Rigs then I will spod out a really wet and sloppy mix over the top. This mix is designed to cloud the upper layers of the water with lots of tiny food items and encourages the carp to compete for food up in the water.

Perfect for spodding over Zig Rigs.

CREATE TOM’S SIMPLE SPOD MIX

1 Add 1kg of chopped Krill boilies into an empty bucket.

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3

Now add 1kg of sweetcorn to your boilies.

Finally add 1/2kg of hemp to the bucket.

4 Give everything a good stir up and your mix is complete!

MAKING THE MOST OF IT

As I previously said I like to concentrate my spod mix in one area in the swim to get the carp competing for food in one place. In order to maximize the potential of this baited spot I will fish all of my rods on it. By doing this I can often get double or even triple takes as a shoal of carp come in and start feeding. I find I catch a lot more fish by concentrating my efforts and feed on one spot rather than across two or three different ones.

Get your spodding right and the carp will come!

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HOOKLINKS

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LINE ALIGNAS

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Leadcore Leaders with Kwik Change Light Camo Leadcore Leaders with Kwik Change Dark Camo Lead Clip Leadcore Leaders with Kwik Change Light Camo Lead Clip Leadcore Leaders with Kwik Change Dark Camo

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CAC484 CAC413

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MARKER ELASTIC & PUTTY Marker Elastic 20m Red Powergrip Tungsten Putty

HAIR BRAID

BAIT FLOSS

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TERMINAL TACKLE

LEAD CLIPS & PEGS

TAIL RUBBERS

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BEADS CAC476 CAC599

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HAIR WIDGETS

ANTI TANGLE SLEEVES

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CAC555

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TERMINAL TACKLE

DROP OFF INLINE LEAD KIT

RUNNING SAFETY CLIPS

CAC487

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Running Safety Clips

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TERMINAL TACKLE

SINKERS

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Kuro Coated Rig Rings Round 2.5mm x25 Kuro Coated Rig Rings Round 3.2mm x25 Kuro Coated Rig Rings Round 3.7mm x25

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DOUBLE RING SWIVEL

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TERMINAL TACKLE

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5MM TUNGSTEN BEADS

TAPERED BORE BEADS

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MAGGOT CLIPS CAC524 CAC525 CAC526 CAC527

Maggot Clips Size 6 x10 Maggot Clips Size 8 x10 Maggot Clips Size 10 x10 Maggot Clips Size 12 x10

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SLIDERS CAC537

Sliders x10

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TERMINAL TACKLE

PELLET PEGS

BOILIE STOPS

CAC519 CAC520 CAC521

CAC592 CAC593

11mm Pellet Pegs x120 Clear 13mm Pellet Pegs x134 Clear 21mm Pellet Pegs x50 Clear

ANTI BORE BAIT INSERT CAC539

Anti Bore Bait Insert x10

Boilie Stops Micro x200 Clear Boilie Stops Standard x200 Clear

BOILIE STOPS & CAPS CAC497 CAC601

Extending Boilie Props x2 Clear Boilie Caps

KWIK CHANGE POPUP WEIGHTS CAC518 CAC516 CAC514 CAC513 CAC515

Kwik Change Pop-Up Weights Dispenser Kwik Change Pop-Up Weights Swan Kwik Change Pop-Up Weights AAA Kwik Change Pop-Up Weights BB Kwik Change Pop-Up Weights SA

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ZIG ALIGNA

ZIG ALIGNATM HD FOAM

ZIG ALIGNATM SLEEVES

CAC471 CAC472 CAC473 CAC549 CAC550 CAC551

CAC468 CAC469 CAC470 CAC546 CAC547 CAC551

Foam Red Foam Yellow Foam Black Foam Brown Foam Pink Foam White

Sleeves Red Sleeves Yellow Sleeves Black Sleeves Brown Sleeves Pink Sleeves White

ZIG ALIGNATM KITS

ZIG ALIGNATM LOADING TOOL

CAC467 CAC508

CAC506

Zig Aligna Kit ( x6 Sleeves, Tool & x3 Foam) Zig Aligna Kit ( x6 Sleeves, Tool & x3 Foam)

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Orange x2

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TOOLS

DRILLS & CORK STICKS NEEDLES CAC523 CAC598 CAC588 CAC589 CAC590

Stix & Stringer Needle Needle Set Fine Needle Heavy Needle Gated Needle

CAC517 CAC591 CAC536

1.5mm Nut/ Pellet Drill Bait Drill Cork Sticks 6mm Cork Sticks 6mm

TENSION BAR & MULTI TOOL

BRAID BLADES

CAC510 CAC587

CAC563

Tension Bar Multi Tool

Braid Blades

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