Martin Bowler’s Top Tips – Sliding Stop Knots

Power Gum has a multitude of uses, from bungee shock absorbers to stop-knot line markers. For most of my predator float fishing, I like to use Power Gum to create stop-knots. I find Power Gum grips far better than mono especially when using braid as a mainline. Power Gum is also… Read more

Martin Bowler’s Top Tips – Particles & PVA

Particle baits such as hemp, seeds and maize are a great alternative for many species.  A great tactic is to use a small PVA mesh bag of particles which you can nick onto the hook before casting. The majority of seeds and particles are soaked for a period of time and… Read more

Martin Bowler’s Top Tips #29 – Fluorocarbon

At this time of the year when rivers and especially stillwaters lose all of their colour, the use of fluorocarbon hooklinks can make a huge difference.  For my perch fishing, I like to use a hooklink constructed of 4.4lb Supplex Fluorocarbon with a size 8 B983 hook. As Supplex Fluorocarbon is made… Read more