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The new Sonik SK3 Cassette Fly Reel

The Fly Reel comes complete with three spare spools and neoprene case, all for just 49.99. Engineered to provide lasting performance and durability, the precision die cast alloy frame is finished in a smart gloss black finish with clear composite spools which are fully interchangeable for either left or right hand wind.

The large arbour design increases the speed of line recovery and reduces line memory, whilst the smooth and powerful disc drag will cope with strong running fish with ease. An easy, push button spool release makes it easy to change lines quickly, a factor that can prove very important when competition fishing from a boat.

  • Supplied with 3 spare spools plus neoprene carry case.
  • Spools interchangeable for left or right hand wind.
  • Large arbour design for fast retrieve and minimum line memory.
  • Powerful disc drag.
  • Excellent value for money.
  • We give this reel a 5 Star Rating for quality and value for money.




The legend that is the Nash Titan, is back! The world's most radical, popular and famous specialist carp shelter, now returns in a second generation rebirth.
The Titan's trademark slogan - tough, aggressive and ready to front Mother Nature to the end, still lives on with a new generation armoured material.
Features include:-
Rapid setup, maximum strength, rigid, pre-formed aluminium frame.
Cover - armoured 15,000HS nylon.
Zip on/off heavy-duty mesh infill.
Zip on/off all-weather infill.
Side windows and door panels roll back to reveal see-through storm windows.

Supplied with:
Clip-in heavy-duty groundsheet
Nash heavy-duty T Pegs
Two 36" bivvy sticks and storm stick adapters
Carry bag.

Aprox. dimensions - 210cm(d) x 275cm(w)
Approx. overall weight - 11.5kgs

I have owned a Titan since their conception and this new Titan is by far the best.
Another 5 star rating




Power Plus - Hi tech line comes of age

Ultima has devoted the best part of two years into creating a hi tech line that delivers not only the power, but also the high performance levels of the other key characteristics that most anglers demand.

Polymer technology has moved on more in the last ten years than in the previous fifty. However, most hi tech lines needed special knots. Many couldn't take abrasion, often to such an extent that they couldn't be used on reels at all. Twisting, kinking, springiness; you really had to know what you were doing to benefit fully from the strength advantages of a hi tech line.

What wasn't there was a fully rounded product that had not only great strength but had the other vital performance characteristics developed to the same degree, until now.

POWER PLUS is a line that will deliver performance
in all aspects of angling.

The main things I liked about this line when I started to use it, firstly the diameter at 15lb b/s it was only 0.32mm also the colour is excellent its unusal to say the least infact its a sort of greeny brown so will blend in to any situation wether fishing over gravel / sand or weed. I recently had the chance to visit the Ultima factory I was so impressed with the set up, mostly the equipment they have for testing their lines from checking the diameter, abrasion and strength I was even given a demonstration and a much needed cuppa.




The ATTs Alarm system

The revolutionary silent alarm (no speaker) for use with the V2Receiver



All audible indication comes from your V2 Receiver speaker, which beeps or vibrates wherever you are, not at the waters edge spooking the fish. With built in transmitters, the ATTs Alarm provides a full wireless remote buzzer-receiver system.

  • Rubberised finish - Soft touch non-reflective rubberised finish for total rod protection.
  • Built-In Transmitter - Compatible with the ATTx V2 Receiver (only) - the alarms must be programmed into a ATTx V2 receiver, which provides all the audible and vibratory indication.
  • No Buttons or knobs for increased reliability - Put your rod on it and it's ready to use.
  • "Intelligent" Protective Hard Case as Standard - This also acts as the ON/OFF switch for your ATTs, disabling the battery when fitted - remove the Hard Case to turn the ATTs ON.
  • 100% Watertight...and we mean 100%! The absence of buttons, jack-plug sockets and speakers reduces the risk of water ingress and electronics damage.
  • High 'Ears' - To prevent lateral rod movement and reduce the risk of a rod being pulled off the alarm on vicious takes.
  • Unique 'False Beep' System - The ATTs introduces a bite detection system that will not cause false beeping like other roller wheel alarms do. (Patented)
  • Digital Circuitry - The ATTs alarm comes with a high standard of digital circuitry and FM Radio for total reliabilty and performance.
  • Low Battery Warning System - signals the ATTx receiver which will beep to warn the user of a low battery state on any ATTs head.
  • Full 2-year Gardner/ATT Warranty - as with the V2 ATTx System and other recently-released ATT products.

    Again I have had a set of these since their consept and cannot fault them in just over two years of using them they have never let me down. 


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