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INTRODUCTION

// MeeTINg yOUR expeCTaTIONs

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The NaMe gReys has BeeN syNONyMOUs WITh qUalITy aND peRfORMaNCe eveR sINCe ITs INCepTION. fROM RODs TO NeTs aND ClOThINg, We Make sURe ThaT eveRy pRODUCT sTaNDs Up TO RIgOROUs TesTINg aND MeeTs The appROval Of eveRyONe WIThIN The COMpaNy BefORe IT’s aWaRDeD The gReys sTaMp. ThIs eNsURes ThaT yOUR CONsIDeReD pURChase alWays MeeTs Up TO expeCTaTIONs. We are excited to bring you our 2013 range of greys Carp products including some of the most highly engineered rods we have ever made. Manufactured using our new Toreon® material technology, the new aircurveTM rods provide unrivalled casting performance without compromising on fish playing ability. Read all about them between pages 4 and 7. On page 9 you can read what Matt eaton has to say about fishing chods on his beloved Isoflex rods, which have been responsible for landing some enormous fish this season. and don’t miss the close-up and detailed images of our best selling prodigy gT rod ranges on pages 10 and 11.

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During the colder winter months the fish can move up and down in the water column and so fishing zig rigs can be great for pinching a bite. On page 13 Darren Belton talks you through his approach for executing this effective method. There’s also a neat trick on page 14 that allows you to drop the lead when fishing helicopter style rigs. and from page 16 we are proud to present our new range of greys strata clothing – a layering system designed to keep you warm and alert right through the calendar year, essential practise to maximise your chances. Tight lines.

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Hitting The Distance

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Aircurve Rods

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The Chod - More than just a rig

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Isoflex and Isoflex 50 rods

CONTENTS

contents... 10-11 Prodigy GT5, GT5 50 and GT3 12

All Action Zig Rigs

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Spod Plus & Distance Spod Plus Marker Plus & Distance Marker Plus Stalking Rods

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PVA Drop-off System

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42" Landing Net Max-Lock Spreader Block Digital Scales Digital Scales Pouch

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Strata Clothing Introduction

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All Weather Jacket All Weather Overtrousers Quilted Jacket T-Shirt Polo Shirt Hoody Fishing Shirt Guideflex Trousers

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G-Series Chest Waders, Caps

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Greys Willowburn, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 2PF England Tel: +44 (0)1665 602771 Fax: +44 (0)1665 602389 www.greysfishing.com Designs given in this brochure are as accurate as possible at the time of print, but we reserve the right to improve design, specifications and components without prior notice. Illustrations are not binding. Colour reproduction of products is as close as the printing process allows. All dimensions and weights are approximate. All other information is given in good faith. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without the written permission of the copyright holder. Copyright Š Hardy & Greys Limited 2013. All rights reserved. The Prodigy name, logo, products and promotional materials are protected by various registered and unregistered intellectual property rights including patents, patent applications, registered designs, trademarks, unregistered design rights and copyright.

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HITTING THE

DISTANCE... LONG RANGE CASTING Whatever rod you use there are some essentials that will improve your distance casting 1- Make sure your feet are on a firm base, extend your arms and use your whole body to generate maximum tip speed.

ACADEMY KNOWLEDGE

// ED BETTERIDGE ON DISTANCE CASTING

2- The distance between the rod tip and the lead should be about 6 feet. Any less and you will lose distance. 3- Big pit reels correctly loaded with quality mono, combined with a shock leader, improve distance. 4- Balance the size of lead to the rod. Generally the stronger the rod, the larger the lead needed to compress it correctly.

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Distance casting is a very important weapon in my armoury and I have certainly caught more than just a bonus fish or two because I have the technique and the kit to fish further than the average angler. On large pressured waters, especially in the spring, the fish will push into the middle of a lake to avoid lines and angling pressure, almost as if they know the point at which they are normally safe. But if you can cast a bait beyond that imaginary line then it can make a difference between hauling and blanking. Stoneacre in Oxfordshire was very much like that and I picked up more than my fair share of fish by casting further than most, or by accurate casting onto small gravel bars at long range.

and I always use a finger stall to protect my casting finger, this is very important when using braided leaders. I then lean back slightly and straighten both of my arms vertically to create a fulcrum this leaves the rod parallel to the ground with the lead just above it. I take a step forward and shift my body weight into the cast, at the same time I hit the rod hard with my arms by pulling the butt into my chest. Timing is very important, but that is something that everyone has to work out for themselves. After the cast I point the rod up at 45 degrees to allow the line to flow through the rings with minimal resistance as the line travels through the air in a similar arc to the lead.

USING THE RIGHT GEAR DISTANCE TECHNIQUE Technique and timing are very important in hitting the long range marks. For me it is all about using my whole body in the cast, not just my arms, to generate the required tip speed to propel the lead to the maximum distance. The technique I employ is to leave a drop from the tip to the lead of about 6 feet – somewhere between the spigot and the second eye. I tighten the clutch off completely to avoid it slipping

The equipment that I use is also very important and I opt for a 3.5lb test curve rod to give me the backbone I need to hit the lead. I am also a big believer in longer rods, so I favour a 13 foot rod over a 12 foot model. For me it’s all about generating the tip speed so that the rod tip is moving as fast as possible at the point of release, so it’s logical to me that a rod that is a foot longer will be travelling so much quicker at the tip because it moves in a bigger arc. The rods

A 43lb common banked from very close range on a small size 10 hook I am using at the moment are the Greys Aircurves and they are quite simply the best long range, all round rods I have ever used. What I mean by that is they will put a lead a very long way but they still retain a very good playing action. Gone are the days when a distance rod meant an unyielding broom handle. I have been using the prototype Aircurves for the last 12 months and I am also more than happy to use the 3.5lb for margin fishing without the fear of hook pulls, even with small hooks.

Casting a single hook bait a long way is a very good tactic, but quite often I want to fish to a feature or over bait, and that’s where the Greys Distance

Plus Marker and Spod rods are invaluable. I have them both kitted up with big pit reels loaded with thin braid and tough braided leaders. I can feature find at very long range and spod bait to around 150 yards, which although very tiring can reap some fantastic rewards! The tactic I employ for accurate fishing and baiting at range is to find the spot I want to fish and clip the marker rod up to the desired distance, I’ll then have a few more casts to make sure the lead is landing right on the money. Once I’m happy I wrap the line around two bank sticks set 12ft apart until I hit the clip, I make a note of the number of ‘wraps’ and then do the same number with my fishing rod so I know that I have the correct distance. It’s then just a case of casting in the same direction towards a mark (tree) on the far bank and I know once it hits the clip, at the correct intensity, the rig will land on the spot. I then do the same for the spod rod, but I adjust the clip slightly to allow for the drop of bait through the water. It’s a simple tactic and once the number of wraps has been noted then the spot can be fished on later sessions without the need for any marker work.

REELS, LINES, LEADS Big pit reels are also important, as is the right line choice. I am currently using a tapered main line that goes from 40lb at the tip down to 12lb in the centre. If I wasn’t using a tapered main line I’d certainly use some form of leader to absorb the pressure of the cast. Lead choice is also important; I like a tournament style lead in 4.5oz or more often 5oz. Some people think that is a bit too heavy, but I find it suits my casting style and gives me extra yards.

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// THE RODS I AM USING AT THE MOMENT ARE THE GREYS AIRCURVES AND THEY ARE QUITE SIMPLY THE BEST LONG RANGE, ALL ROUND RODS I HAVE EVER USED.

DISTANCE CASTING IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF A CARP ANGLER’S ARMOURY AND THE ABILITY TO PUT A BAIT FURTHER THAN THOSE AROUND YOU WILL OFTEN RESULT IN MORE FISH ON PRESSURED WATERS. HERE ED BETTERIDGE DESCRIBES HIS TECHNIQUE AND THE TACKLE HE USES TO CONSISTENTLY HIT THE DISTANCE.

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AIRCURVE TM

// The first Greys rod to use Toreon ® nano technology for optimum performance

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MODERN DAY CARPING IS ALMOST UNRECOGNISABLE FROM THE FISHING THAT MANY OF US KNEW AS YOUNGSTERS. TECHNIQUES AND TACTICS HAVE ADVANCED AS TECHNOLOGY HAS DEVELOPED, PARTICULARLY WITH REGARDS TO DISTANCE FISHING USING POWERFUL CASTING RODS. Big fish don’t get to be big by being stupid and we’ve all been on waters where the carp show at distances well beyond our usual reach. Of course many casting rods are great for aiming at the horizon and hitting huge distances, but their very nature means that all too often we experience hook pulls when playing fish close in. The holy grail of rods would enable you to fish comfortably at 150 yards plus, but without any fear of losing fish under the rod tip. This has, up until now, been almost impossible to find.

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TOREON NANO TECHNOLOGY For three years our composite engineers at Greys have been developing a material technology that allows rod blanks to exhibit improved properties, thus giving you an armoury on which you can completely rely upon. The AircurveTM carp rod is the first Greys rod to utilise our new Toreon® nano composite technology, resulting in a stronger and lighter material whilst optimising the rod action that is required.

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Cork Handles

Abbreviated Handles

AIRCURVETM This rod has taken over three years to develop and is the first Greys rod to utilise our new TOREON® nano composite material technology. TOREON® composite engineering provides a uniform dispersion of nano particles throughout the resin that binds the carbon fibres together. This results in a stronger and lighter material but in no way restricts the action that can be achieved. Working alongside our team of angling consultants our composite engineers have developed what we believe to be the best carp rod on the market. • • • • • • • • •

New TOREON® nano composite material Carbon Armour™ blank finish Lightweight 1k carbon weave throughout Deluxe Fuji DPS18 reel seat G-lite™ Ultralite SIC guides 50mm distance ringing pattern Supplied with unique universal adjustable line clip Supplied with Neoprene tip and butt protectors Available in Abbreviated, Full Japanese Shrink wrap and Cork handle options • Laser engraved stainless steel butt cap

Length

Test Curve

Weight

RRP

12ft / 3.66m

3.00lb

312g / 11.00oz

£299.99

12ft / 3.66m

3.25lb

330g / 11.64oz

£299.99

12ft / 3.66m

3.50lb

349g / 12.31oz

£309.99

13ft / 3.66m

3.50lb

381g / 13.43oz

£319.99

Shrink Wrap Handles Length

Test Curve

Weight

RRP

12ft / 3.66m

3.00lb

352g / 12.41oz

£299.99

12ft / 3.66m

3.25lb

371g / 13.08oz

£299.99

12ft / 3.66m

3.50lb

394g / 13.89oz

£309.99

13ft / 3.96m

3.50lb

400g / 14.10oz

£319.99

Length

Test Curve

Weight

RRP

12ft / 3.66m

3.00lb

352g / 12.41oz

£309.99

12ft / 3.66m

3.25lb

371g / 13.08oz

£309.99

12ft / 3.66m

3.50lb

394g / 13.89oz

£319.99

13ft / 3.96m

3.50lb

400g / 14.10oz

£329.99

Cork Handles

AIRCURVETM rods have adjustable line clips which can be positioned to suit your preference

// Fuji reel seat, G-Lite Ultralite SIC guides, 50mm butt guide, adjustable line clip... the Aircurve TM rod has it all

Shrink Wrap Handles

AIRCURVE TM

Abbreviated Handles

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ACADEMY KNOWLEDGE

// MATT EATON > CHODS > Why fishing chod rigs requires a different approach

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The CHOD It's MORE THAN JUST A RIG Over the past few years the chod rig has become very popular indeed yet, despite this, I regularly meet anglers who have little or no confidence in it. Most who have tried fishing it, having experienced no success, have abandoned its use in favour of more familiar terminal set ups. From what I’ve witnessed it seems that many people are using the rig as they would any other. The chod rig is more than just a rig. It’s a complete way of fishing and therefore dictates its own use. To use it successfully we need to consider that it’s a departure from what we are used to doing, in exactly the same way as floater or zig fishing would be. There are several areas where I do things differently from the norm when chod fishing, and several pitfalls that I see other anglers fall into.

CHOD RIGS ARE BECOMING INCREASINGLY POPULAR BUT THERE'S MUCH MORE TO FISHING THEM THAN JUST TYING THEM ON. GETTING THE BEST FROM CHODS REQUIRES A DIFFERENT APPROACH.

SPOTS

There is no need to lead around when fishing a chod rig. It is not even necessary to get a drop when casting out. The hook bait will often be six feet away from the lead so what the lead lands on is largely irrelevant. As long I can feel the lead fall some way through the water I know that it will be fishing effectively. Carp feed at all layers of the water column, particularly in weed, so fish the chod where the carp are.

CASTING Having made the cast it is important to ensure that the pop-up is up against the top bead of the set up. I achieve this by bringing the rod up to vertical as soon as the lead touches the surface and then following the lead’s decent with the rod tip. This allows the leader to flow through the rig’s ring swivel until it hits the top bead and the rig gently settles onto the weed. Although I don’t do a great deal of long range fishing I like to use a powerful rod for my chod fishing, mainly due to the weedy nature of the waters that I fish. The 12ft 3.5lb TC Isoflex models are what sit on my alarms as they have all the backbone required for the job of banking big fish.

Keep your rods high when fishing a slack line to help lift the line out of the weed, and cushion the hook-hold on a take

SLACK LINES

LEAD SIZE

With a standard rig it is fine to tighten up to the lead and then slacken off. This is not so when chod fishing. Tightening up can pull the hook into the weed where it will catch up and be buried out of sight of the carp. The line must remain slack from the moment the lead touches down to ensure the rig is presented effectively. Although this is not so easy in windy conditions I would rather have a bow in the line than a badly presented rig. I keep my rod tips high on the bank sticks ensuring that as soon as a fish moves off the line is lifted out of the weed rather than pulled down into it. This also allows the rod tip to both set and cushion the hook hold.

With such a short rig a large lead will lead to losses. Keep the lead size to a minimum. I use 1½oz for most of my chod fishing, which can be cast a fair way. I’ll only go above this if it is absolutely necessary. The streamlined distance shaped leads are less prone to catching up in weed so will help put more fish on the bank.

HOOK SIZE To work to its full potential the chod rig needs a large hook in comparison to the size of bait and, therefore, requires a very buoyant pop-up. I use a size 6 with a 14mm pop-up and a size 5 with a 16mm. It’s not worth compromising on the hook size.

"THE 12FT 3.5LB ISOFLEX MODELS ARE WHAT SIT ON MY ALARMS AS THEY HAVE ALL OF THE BACKBONE REQUIRED FOR BIG FISH"

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ISOFLEX

The ultra slim high modulus carbon blank has Greys trademark action providing plenty of low down casting power combined with a slender responsive tip for exceptional multi-range performance and fish playing ability. The rods feature Dura-Core technology – a pre-consolidated high modulus low resin carbon that maximises strength and has been shown to offer resistance to carbon micro fractures, a major cause of test curve decay. The rod surface has been given a resin rich Carbon Armour finish that is extremely durable and offers UV resistance. • • • • • •

Ultra slim high modulus low resin carbon blank G-Lite Ultralite SIC guides Line friendly contoured line clip Full length Japanese shrink wrap handle Laser engraved stainless steel butt cap Exclusive Greys GIR -1 reel seat

Isoflex Length

Test Curve

Weight

RRP

12ft / 3.66m

2.75lb

318g / 11.21oz

£229.99

12ft / 3.66m

3.00lb

324g / 11.43oz

£229.99

12ft / 3.66m

3.25lb

338g / 11.92oz

£229.99

12ft / 3.66m

3.50lb

356g / 12.56oz

£234.99

12ft 6" / 3.81m

3.25lb

377g / 13.30oz

£234.99

Isoflex 50 Length

Test Curve

Weight

RRP

12ft / 3.66m

3.00lb

347g / 12.24oz

£239.99

12ft / 3.66m

3.25lb

361g / 12.73oz

£239.99

12ft / 3.66m

3.50lb

379g / 13.37oz

£249.99

12ft 6" / 3.81m

3.25lb

400g / 14.11oz

£259.99

13ft / 3.96m

3.50lb

440g / 15.52oz

£259.99

BEAD POSITION

Take the rod up to vertical as soon as the lead touches the surface and then follow its decent

The Chod rig is best used with the bottom bead at least four inches from the end of the leader to prevent the hook point getting damaged by contact with the lead. The top bead should not be positioned too closely to the bottom bead. If the top bead is too low the whole lot will be dragged into the weed, and therefore it’s essential to discover the depth of the weed before deciding how high to place the top bead. It should be positioned around four to six inches from the top of the leader

allowing the rig to slide several feet between the beads. This ensures that your presentation will be perfect over almost any lake bed, plus I believe the free play leads to more efficient hooking. Although my hook length is a mere two and a quarter inches long, it is not uncommon to hook carp two inches back with this set up. Follow these simple tips when fishing the chod. Consider chod fishing as a method in its own right, give a little thought as to what you are trying to achieve, and you will fish more effectively and productively.

43lb Linear falls victim to the chod rig

// DURA-CORE CARBON TECHNOLOGY > ultra slim with exceptional multi-range performance

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PRODIGY GT5

// SLIM > HIGH MODULAS > designed to get the best out of modern powerful casting styles

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PRODIGY GT5 & GT3

"PRODIGY GT5 - CRISP PROGRESSIVE ACTION AND RESPONSIVE FEEL NORMALLY ASSOCIATED WITH ULTRA HIGH-END CARP RODS"

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PRODIGY GT3

A new blank designed from the ground up to improve every aspect of performance and incorporate some of our latest developments in composites technology. The blank has been specifically designed to get the best out of modern, powerful, overhead casting styles and the tip design has been subtly tweaked to improve recovery speed. • Slim high modulus carbon fibre blank • Crisp progressive action and responsive feel normally associated with ultra high-end carp rods • Progressive Prodigy action cushions lunging fish yet gives plenty of power and control when needed. • Resin rich Carbon Armour™ blank finish • Exclusive new DPS Carbon-Hybrid reel seat • Slim Japanese shrink wrap handle and balanced stainless butt cap • G-Lite™ Ultralite SIC guides • Line friendly contoured line clip

Prodigy GT5 Length

Test Curve

Weight

RRP

12ft / 3.66m

2.75lb

332g / 11.71oz

£179.99

12ft / 3.66m

3.00lb

345g / 12.17oz

£179.99

12ft / 3.66m

3.25lb

350g / 12.35oz

£179.99

Prodigy GT5 50 Length

Test Curve

Weight

RRP

12ft / 3.66m

3.00lb

358g / 12.63oz

£189.99

12ft / 3.66m

3.25lb

370g / 13.05oz

£189.99

12ft / 3.66m

3.50lb

386g / 13.62oz

£199.99

12ft 6in/ 3.81m

3.25lb

396g / 13.97oz

£219.99

13ft / 3.96m

3.50lb

406g / 14.32oz

£229.99

// CLASSIC > PROGRESSIVE > the refined smooth top section delivers feel and control

PRODIGY GT5 & GT5 5O

PRODIGY GT3 The Prodigy GT3 is the third generation of the class leading Prodigy carp rod platform. Subtly tweaked, the blank design and materials provide increased performance. The classic progressive action of the blank has been retained with power in reserve for punching leads and PVA bags out to the horizon. Along with this formidable casting performance is a refined and smooth top section that ensures plenty of feel and control no matter what size of fish you’re targeting. • • • • •

Slim profile blank Progressive action Greys style DPS reel seat Full Japanese shrink wrap handle Gun metal anodised collars and butt cap

Prodigy GT3 Length

Test Curve

Weight

RRP

12ft / 3.66m

2.50lb

337g / 11.89oz

£129.99

12ft / 3.66m

2.75lb

350g / 12.35oz

£129.99

12ft / 3.66m

3.00lb

372g / 13.12oz

£129.99

12ft / 3.66m

3.25lb

380g / 13.40oz

£129.99

12ft / 3.66m

3.50lb

390g / 13.76oz

£139.99

13ft / 3.96m

3.50lb

408g / 14.39oz

£149.99

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ACADEMY KNOWLEDGE

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DARREN BELTON > try zig rigs in heavily stocked waters and get them in a feeding frenzy

ALL ACTION ZIG RIGS ZIG RIGS AREN'T JUST FOR BIG CARP IN LOW STOCKED WATERS, THEY CAN BE GREAT ON HEAVILY STOCKED WATERS. DARREN BELTON REVEALS HOW HE FISHES A TYPICAL WELL STOCKED DAY TICKET WATER.

A big fish caught on a zig rig. Adapt the method and it works on heavily stocked day-ticket waters too

"I GENERALLY FISH FOR BIG CARP USING THE ZIGS, BUT EVERY NOW AND THEN IT'S GREAT TO GO TO A RUNS WATER AND GET A BEND IN THE ROD" Zig rigs are a huge part of my angling and I use them all year round, probably more so in winter when the fish are more likely to be in the upper layers. I generally fish for big carp using the zigs, but every now and then its great to go to a runs water and get a bend in the rod, and although slightly different tactics are employed, this method can be just as effective. When using a zig for big carp I would generally fish a single bait, changing the depths regularly until the carp can be found. The area they are happiest at can wildly vary from day to day, and even hour to hour, so a good marker rod is invaluable, not just for feature finding but also for accurate depth measurements.

FISHING HEAVILY STOCKED WATERS The tactics change dramatically when fishing for smaller fish on a heavier stocked lake. The carp love to

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A sloppy spod mix creates a good cloud feed heavily and the sound of a spod hitting the water is almost like a dinner gong being struck. In this situation a good spod rod is a must, as I like to spod a sloppy mix frequently over the top of my chosen hook bait.

CREATE A CLOUD I choose a sloppy mix with lots of small food items as I don’t want the bait to sink to the lakebed. I want to create a good cloud, with particles

of food suspended right through the water column. If you get this right the carp can literally be whipped into frenzy, and the action will be thick and fast.

USE SMALL HOOKBAITS A fine floating mono for a hook link and a smaller hook than you would normally use is the order of the day, as your hook bait needs to replicate the suspended

Making smaller baits from a pop-up using a boilie punch and combining it with a piece of cork (right) food particles. I use a 10mm punch and take out small pieces from my chosen pop ups, and this sits really well on a delicate set up. Choice of bait is entirely up to you, and many people find small pieces of coloured foam or cork to be just as effective. It is far more important to find the depth at which the fish are happy to feed, ensure your hook is in that zone, and spod consistently and accurately over the top of it.

RODS FOR THE JOB If you choose to try these methods on your local runs water it’s not just your fishing rods that are important. A good marker and spod are imperative, and I wouldn’t waste my time going without my Greys Marker and Spod Plus, they have never let me down. I have had many memorable sessions off the back of them.

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SPOD & MARKERS

SPOD PLUS & DISTANCE SPOD PLUS

If you find yourself regularly fishing in excess of 100yds or ultimate distance is required, the 12’6” Distance Spod Plus is the rod you require. Now fitted out with distance 50mm ringing pattern to a 16mm tip, long range casting and big spods are what this rod is all about.

Spod Plus Length

Weight

RRP

12ft / 3.66m

340g / 11.99oz

£129.99

Distance Spod Plus Length

Weight

RRP

12ft 6in / 3.81m

430g / 15.17oz

£149.99

MARKER PLUS & DISTANCE MARKER PLUS The standard 12ft Marker Plus is able to cope with leads up to 4oz and is the perfect multi range rod. The rod guides are G-Lite™ Ultralite SIC with a standard 40mm butt to a 12mm low profile tip. The 12’6” Distance Marker Plus is a rod built for all long range marker work when needed. Leads up to 5oz get the most out of this blank and it is now fitted out with G-Lite™ Ultralite SIC guides and distance 50mm ringing pattern and 16mm low profile tip.

Marker Plus Length

Weight

RRP

12ft / 3.66m

340g / 11.99oz

£129.99

Distance Marker Plus Length

Weight

RRP

12ft 6in / 3.81m

430g / 15.17oz

£149.99

STALKING RODS Greys Stalking 7’ - 2 sections, Perfect for close quarter big fish hunting. Greys Stalking 9’ - 3 sections. The most versatile rod in the range, great for a variety of methods from light leads to close in fishing. Greys Surface Stalking 12’ - 2 sections. Medium fast action with a soft tip to help you flick out light controllers with long hook links.

Stalking Length

Test Curve

Weight

RRP

7ft / 2.13m

2.75lb

160g / 5.64oz

£99.99

9ft / 2.74m

2.75lb

205g / 7.23oz

£109.99

12ft / 3.66m

2.50lb

329g / 11.60oz

£119.99

// powerful casting performance combined with responsive tips - the perfect spod and marker combination

The Greys Spod Plus rods have enhanced blank construction to allow for a smoother progression of power through the rod whilst retaining a lightning fast tip recovery speed for accurate spodding.

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PROBLEMS WITH HOOK PULLS WHEN USING CHOD RIGS AND BIG LEADS? RICHARD CHAPMAN THINKS HE HAS A SIMPLE ANSWER.

Chod rigs, although probably overused these days, can be hugely effective in the right situation. The biggest issue I’ve found, especially when using larger leads, is an abundance of strange hook pulls which can only be due to the lead banging around the fish. Early last year fellow academy member Ed Betteridge showed me the finer details of this lead drop-off system. I now use it religiously when I’m fishing chod rigs and pretty much land every fish I hook, even on barbless venues.

1 Cut off approx 10” of leadcore and remove the lead from inside. I actually use Downfall from Vardis, which doesn’t have a lead inner.

4 Next thread on a

lead and pop the end of the leadcore back through the eye of the swivel.

ACADEMY KNOWLEDGE

// RICHARD CHAPMAN > the advanced way to set up your chod rig for fewer hook pulls

PVA Drop-Off System

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It’s well worth noting that with this system the force needed to drop the lead can be easily tailored by simply using different sizes of beads. Even with the biggest bore, because of the angle against the swivel, there is enough tension to keep the lead in place on the retrieve. That stops you losing a lead when simply winding in without a fish on. Other than the advantage of getting rid of large leads when fishing at range, I have now started using this system on weedy waters instead of using a lead clip system. It does exactly the same job.

2 Splice a loop in

3

both ends. You should aim to end up with a length approx 6 to 8 inches.

Thread one of the loops though the eye of your chosen swivel and thread the other end back through the loop. Pull it tight to secure.

5 Now it’s time to

6

thread on the bead that you want to use – the bigger the bore the easier it will eject.

Finally pop a PVA nugget through the exposed loop and pull everything tight.

7 The finished rig complete with bead and PVA nugget.

8 When the cast rig hits the water the

PVA will dissolve allowing the lead to eject on a fish or if stuck in weed.

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PRODIGY 42” LANDING NET • • • • • • •

One piece carbon handle Carbon Armour™ finish with 3k woven detailing Shrink rubber handles Soft reinforced green mesh Stainless end cap Net retaining loop Supplied with net bag

42" Landing Net Handle Length

Mesh Depth

RRP

1.8m

1m

£119.99

MAX-LOCK SPREADER BLOCK

//

• Compact folding design • Push button operation • Manufactured from lightweight hi-spec material

LANDING NETS, SCALES & ADVANCED RIG STORAGE

"CARBON ARMOUR ONE PIECE HANDLE COMBINED WITH SOFT REINFORCED MESH PERFECTION!"

Max-Lock Spreader Block Weight

RRP

71g / 2.50oz

£29.99

DIGITAL SCALES • • • • • •

Tough shatterproof polycarbonate body and lens Stainless steel hook and hang point Generous zero/tare facility Large easy-read dial with active backlight function Compact and portable Full overload protection

Digital Scales Weighs Upto

Divisions

RRP

60kg / 135lb

25g / 1oz

£89.99

DIGITAL SCALES POUCH • Foam padding • Hard wearing fabric • Additional pocket for weigh bar, forceps etc.

Digital Scales Pouch Dimensions

RRP

24cm x 13cm x 7cm / 9.44in x 5.11in x 2.75in

£9.99

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STRATA CLOTHING

// CLIMATEX 5000+ AND THERMATEX > a combination for the worst weather

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AT GREYS WE’RE EXPERTS IN SOURCING THE BEST MATERIALS, CONCEIVING THE MOST INNOVATIVE DESIGN SOLUTIONS, AND DELIVERING THE MOST REWARDING PRODUCTS. THE NEW STRATA RANGE IS NO EXCEPTION.

The Strata clothing range provides the perfect flexible barrier from the weather. It gives you an integrated layering system that incorporates some of our most advanced fabric technologies yet. We’ve poured our years of fishing experience into every item in the range ensuring it fits, protects, and works exactly as it’s supposed to, thus ensuring we have catered for your every need. Whether you’re fishing on the bank, or walking down the high street to the bank, you’ll find Strata is clothing you can rely upon.

Scan For Waterproof Testing Video

CLIMATEXTM

THERMATEXTM

Climatex5000+™ provides a waterproof protection rating of 5000mm and a breathability rating of 5000g/m2. Climatex 3000™ provides a waterproof protection rating of 3000mm and a breathability rating of 3000g/m2.

Thermatex 100™ provides base layer insulation and is extremely quick-drying and breathable. Thermatex 300™ provides mid layer insulation and wind protection whilst maintaining high breathability. Thermatex 500™ provides the ultimate outer layer insulation without compromising breathability.

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DWR COATING Hydrophobic outer coating actively pushes water away from the garment, which vastly improves waterproofing and breathability.

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CLOTHING

STRATA ALL WEATHER OVERTROUSERS

STRATA QUILTED JACKET

Waterproof, lightweight and breathable jacket. This jacket will keep you warm and dry whenever you’re out and about. It uses our unique Thermatex™ 300 fibre filling to keep you warm even when relatively inactive.

Designed to be worn with the All Weather Jacket, these trousers feature clever neoprene reinforcement to the seat and knees. Cut high for warmth and protection in very bad weather; the braces are fully adjustable and removable. Highly durable and comfortable.

A quilted jacket filled with our unique Thermatex™ 500 filling to keep you warm on the chilliest of days. An essential in any winter wardrobe, this jacket will keep you warm while fishing or just out and about and has a rainproof coating to keep you dry in light rain.

5000

300

5000

500

All Weather Overtrousers

All Weather Jacket

// STRATA JACKETS AND TROUSERS > keep you warm, dry and look good too

STRATA ALL WEATHER JACKET

Quilted Jacket

Available in sizes

RRP

Available in sizes

RRP

Available in sizes

RRP

S / M / L / XL / XXL / XXXL

£149.99

S / M / L / XL / XXL / XXXL

£109.99

S / M / L / XL / XXL / XXXL

£49.99

FLO-GUARD CUFF

TOOLTAB

YKKTM AQUASEAL® ZIPS

Combining a waterproof, flexible neoprene inner cuff with an adjustable shell outer cuff, Flo-Guard prevents water from spilling down the wrist and arm while you cast.

Clip or pin your zinger and other tool attachments to the discreet tab when you’re fishing. Easily remove when you’re not. Simple.

Allows easy and smooth operation with 100% protection against the elements

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CLOTHING

// STRATA SHIRTS AND TROUSERS > wear them as a layer under Strata outerwear or on their own

THE DISTINCTIVE STRATA SHIRTS, HOODY AND TROUSERS CAN BE WORN AS A BASE LAYER OR ON THEIR OWN.

STRATA T-SHIRT

STRATA POLO SHIRT

A comfortable t-shirt in soft jersey, with Greys classic branding. A low-profile rib collar keeps this essential basic up to date.

An everyday classic perfect for on or off the bank. The ribbed collar can be worn up or down and flashes of red on the collar and underneath the placket complement the classic branding on the chest.

T-Shirt

Polo Shirt Available in sizes

RRP

Available in sizes

RRP

S / M / L / XL / XXL / XXXL

£14.99

S / M / L / XL / XXL / XXXL

£19.99

STRATA HOODY

STRATA FISHING SHIRT

STRATA GUIDEFLEX TROUSERS

Relax after a good day’s fishing in this comfortable, cosy hoody in super-soft heavy brushed back jersey. The lined hood features a cool red trim and extra wide drawcord.

Lightweight quick drying technical fishing shirt with excellent UV protection. Featuring button up sleeves, 2 zipped pockets and mesh ventilation.

Constructed from comfortable four-waystretch fabric which is lightweight and quick drying. These versatile trousers are great for fishing, walking, and just about anything.

• • • •

• • • •

• • • •

Double front pocket Super-soft material Drawstring hood Exceptional comfort

Hoody

UVP 50+ Back Vent Tooltab YKK TM Zips

Fishing Shirt

4 way stretch fabric Functional pockets Tooltab YKK TM Zips

Guideflex Trousers

Available in sizes

RRP

Available in sizes

RRP

Available in sizes

RRP

S / M / L / XL / XXL / XXXL

£39.99

S / M / L / XL / XXL / XXXL

£39.99

S / M / L / XL / XXL / XXXL

£44.99

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WADERS & CAPS

• • • • •

Multi layer breathable fabric laminate Adjustable shoulder straps Adjustable waist belt Internal pocket Rubber sole

G-Series Chest Waders Available in sizes

RRP

6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14

£149.99

G-SERIES CHEST WADERS ARE LIGHT, COMFORTABLE AND OFFER EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY

3D CAP

GREYS CAP

PRODIGY CAP

• 16’s washed twill construction • Dark red undervisor and red see-thru ‘distressed’ areas • Flexseam sweatband • 3D logo

• Brushed cotton construction • Unstructured crown • Rear ‘slide buckle’ adjustment

• • • •

3D Cap

Greys Cap

// from the top of your head to the tips of your toes, Greys has it covered

G-SERIES CHEST WADERS

100% cotton heavy washed twill Classic visor Adjustable headband Embroidered Greys & Prodigy logos

Prodigy Cap

Available in colours

RRP

Available in colours

RRP

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RRP

Navy / Pumpkin / Beechnut

£19.99

Black / Olive

£9.99

Dark Green

£9.99

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