Thanks for joining us again, and welcome back to this month’s Travel Rod-Cast! It's crazy to think now that August has concluded, we are into the ninth month of the year. It really has gone by in a flash, and it seems like yesterday when we were bringing you the first ever instalment of the series. This summer has been an absolute scorcher, and with just a few weeks left until autumn, we hope you’re all making the most of it! Without further ado, let’s see what everyone has been up to this month.
Now where better to start than with this? Unbelievably beautiful and very powerful for its size…. the Fish-Rig 180 really has it all! Oh, and the corkwing wrasse is okay too. Joking aside, this has to be one of the most incredible-looking fish in UK waters. This one was caught by Graham from ‘G’s tite lines’ whilst LRF fishing early in the month!
With the lack of rain and poor river conditions for many of us around the country, we’ve seen a lot more saltwater fishing than in previous months! Here’s Martin from Vildmark.co.uk lure fishing for Bass on East Runton beach. We’ve seen plenty of saltwater lure fishing with the Predator Travel Rod, but this is the first time in its bait cast configuration!
Sticking on the theme of Bass, it’s been a busy month for George from ‘Adventure Fishing UK’. He’s really been putting the new Infinite Fluorocarbon to the test, and what a reliable leader material it is turning out to be! If you’re going Bass fishing, then he recommends our 16lb fluoro for your leader. If you’re in need of a braided mainline, then the Rigged and Ready 22lb Infinite Braid does the job perfectly!
Millions of people all over the world love Bass fishing, and that’s not just in saltwater. Being a British brand, we don’t get the opportunity to fish for Largemouth Bass without going abroad. Although it makes us a little jealous, it’s always fantastic to see one caught on a Rigged and Ready Travel Rod. This fish was landed on the X5 Combination by ‘Burning River Bushcraft’, and what a cracker! Looks like something much bigger has had a go at it too…
This very same rod, the X5 Combination, is used for a wide variety of purposes. From bassin’ in America all the way to canoeing in Scotland, it’s a must-have when pack space is limited because it ensures fishing capabilities are not. Make sure you swing by ‘RickT Outdoor Adventure’ on YouTube for all sorts of adventure content! Our travel rods are worth considering if you regularly use a boat, whether it be a kayak, pack raft, canoe, belly boat and much more!
Even if you prefer track to oar, you’ll still find the compact nature of our gear to be very beneficial. Fishing via public transport has never been easier, and this picture exemplifies that perfectly. The Rod Tube on the right can transport two or more of our travel rods and is a great space-saving solution for when more than one set-up is necessary. Conveniently, our folding Travel Net Max fits snugly into the opposite pocket of the collaboration Aiguille Alpine bag!
Thanks for reading this month’s roundup, and hopefully we will see you soon for the next one! It’ll be the start of Autumn, and for many, the start of the unofficial pike fishing season! If you’ve taken any great photos using your Rigged and Ready Travel Rod, we would love to see them. Feel free to send them in via email or tag us on Instagram and they may be chosen to feature on our page!