Tackle and sea fishing related product reviews

Berkley Flexi Shads

Always keen to try & test different things we’ve been using the Berkley Fishing Flexi Shads on recent wreck fishing trips together with various Berkley jig heads.  They’ve been nailing the fish for anglers on the majority of drops – both the full body and slim versions fishing equally well. The movement in the shad is superb, the ribbed body creation vibration in the water and the large paddle tail allowing the lure to swim perfectly through the tide as this brief video shows  The Rib Shad is amongst the most versatile available and comes in 3 different sizes and […]

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Ugly Stik Elite Boat Rod

New for 2020 aboard My Way 2,  the Shakespeare Fishing Ugly Stik Elite boat rods The Ugly Stik boat rod was first released over 4 decades ago in 1976 and has enjoyed success and a great following around the world ever since.  The Ugly Stik Elite rod is the big brother to the popular Ugly Stik GX2, profiting from a more refined action & increased specification components Long tip / Short butt design Ugly Tuff Guides throughout Ugly Tech blank Ugly Stik 7 year warranty Full EVA hande with Ugly Stik logo etched on butt handle Heavier 30-50lb and 20-30lb […]

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Berkley Ultra 8

Similar to rods and reels, one line whether it braid or mono won’t always be suitable for every application. We have a variety of braids on our reels from both Berkley and Spiderwire, all depending on its use. Spiderwire used on lighter reels often over cleaner ground and Fireline when a tougher braid is needed. Berkley are long established as market leaders in braid, with Fireline regarded as the best in the modern Superlines for over 2 decades. A reputation for being strong and more abrasion resistant than others yet maintaining a low diameter for its strength. Originally a four-carrier […]

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PENN Slammer III 6500 High Speed

The PENN Slammer III has been an extremely popular reel since its release a couple years ago. Built for heavy duty use from either boat or shore these reels are highly respected and used by anglers all over the world. Aboard My Way 2, we’ve been using the PENN Slammer III 5500 models over the past couple years for an array of different species – rays, tope, smoothhound and huss as example of hard fighting species that require a such reel – tough, smooth and up up to the job. New for us in 2020 is the PENN Slammer III […]

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PENN Squadron II Touch Tip rod and PENN Slammer III 5500 FS

3 minute video from last May showing the PENN Squadron II Touch Tip rod and PENN Slammer III 5500 FS reel in action with yet another Holyhead Smoothhound. Great action from the rod and a perfectly set drag on the reel from Mark, far too many fish are lost with impatient anglers wanting to turn up the drag and haul their catch in as quickly as possible. A good rod and reel combination and a correctly set drag will ensure you enjoy your catch. Please share:

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Wrecking with Greys® & PENN®

  Amongst the various rods available aboard My Way 2, we’ve had the 20lb class GR100S boat rod available to our anglers for the last couple years, with them accounting for countless species including big tope, hounds and rays. There are a total of 4 rods in the GR100S boat range – 8, 12, 20 and 30lb class. Impressed with the 20lb class rod, reviewed last February, we recently invested in some of the 12lb class. These rods we particularly wanted for our anglers to try out and experience the thrill of a light rod that still retained the ability to […]

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Watch as Mike Thrussell snr lands a 17lb smoothhound

Mike Thrussell snr talks us through his 17lb smoothhound capture using a Shakespeare Agility Tipster rod and PENN Spinfisher V fixed spool reel Shakespeare Agility Sea Tipster rods offer all-round versatility for both shore and boat fishing as the blanks incorporate a uniquely designed soft tip to maximise visual bite detection, but carry power in the mid and butt section for casting performance and to handle those fish of a life time. These rods are perfect for searching out tiny pockets of specific fish when boat fishing. However, they are equally this rod is at home on the beach or inside estuaries fishing […]

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PENN in action

Small video from last week and Leigh Williams battling a 30lb tope from Holyhead Deep PENN BATTALION BOAT – The Battalion boat contains a special blend of high performance carbon, producing an exceptionally lightweight, powerful, slim diameter blank. The tip action is progressive but powerfull in the mid section with a stiff butt, creating a rod with amazing sensitivity for bite detection and strength when fighting fish. This unique action is also designed to give maximum performance with braid and mono lines. ALPS Tri reel seat ALPS guides Short Butt + Long tip construction Double lock nuts PENN FATHOM 25 […]

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PENN SLAMMER III 5500 – first use

This week we managed a first proper look at the PENN Slammer III 5500 reels we have new aboard My Way 2 this season. PENN reels are respected world wide for their ability to do exactly what is required of them, the Slammer III is no different, strong, robust, durable and smooth. The PENN Slammer III 5500 reel has a braid capacity of 500yards/20lb  380yards/30lb  335yards/40lb and a maximum drag pressure of 40lb. With a retrieve ratio of 5.6:1 it is an ideal reel for those who prefer a fixed spool and wanting something capable of fighting the many small sharks available […]

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Penn Spinfisher SSVI6500LL

The PENN Spinfisher reels have been a popular choice for anglers for many decades and recently newest incarnation, VI arrived in tackle shops across the globe. We have been using the PENN Spinfisher SSV5500 aboard My Way for a number of years, they have accounted for numerous fish either on the drifting for pollack, wrasse etc or at anchor for a myriad of species varying from small fish to hard fighting inshore sharks. Having used and enjoyed the PENN Spinfisher SSV6500LL personally for a long while, we now have brand new PENN Spinfisher SSVI6500LL reels available for our anglers to use […]

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