Korda has released its Carp Fishing Masterclass 5 straight on to YouTube and it’s as inspiring and informative as you’ve come to expect from the Essex tackle giant.
However, hidden in the sumptuous footage are a few interesting nuggets that we spotted and wanted to share.
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A new Mainline fishmeal boilie is coming this spring
Both Darrell Peck and Neil Spooner refer to it by name in their sections of Masterclass 5 – it’s called the Link and, according to the latter, it’ll be available this spring.
Is backwinding making a comeback?
Darrell Peck is seen backwinding, rather than playing fish off the clutch, at Bluebell Lakes, while Neil Spooner says in his segment that he prefers it.
Even Danny Fairbrass flicks off the anti-reverse in some of the footage. Carpfeed approves of backwinding – make 2018 a no-clutch year!
Another new Mainline boilie is on the way
Danny Fairbrass regular refers to a new Mainline boilie in his deep-water piece. He calls it ‘the Fibre’, but pausing on the shot of his phone screen indicates it could be spelt ‘Fyber’…
Tom Dove receives some weird messages
Speaking of pausing, we love a good snoop when someone’s brave enough to show their computer screen on film. A scan of Tom Dove’s Facebook messages reveals one that stands out. We’d love to know more…!
Danny has the best mascot
There was no sign of Spooner’s battered old PG Tips Monkey this time, so it was left to Danny to show off the best lucky charm. Trolls may have been left in the 1990s, but we love this shark.
A new D-Rig Kicker is on its way
A couple of new products are featured in this ‘DVD’ (like the balsa-wood marker float), but the one that really caught our eye is this fully formed D-Rig Kicker, which can be used with a Ronnie Rig.
A swivel designed for the Ronnie/Spinner rig
Another new product shown for the first time is the Spinner Swivel, which features a new crook section allowing the easy attachment of a hook. Clever.
More on the Kingfisher cameo
In Darrell’s section at Kingfisher Lake, a very helpful man called ‘Gary’ is shown cradling a massive common and letting the Korda man jump in his swim.
That Gary is Gary Denniss, who is as friendly and informative as he appears on screen. He helped Carpfeed compile our Kingfisher Lake guide and we also witnessed him have a red-letter day on the lake.
An insight into the birth of a hook
In his piece on tackling new waters, Danny offers a really honest insight into how the Korda Kurv Shank hooks came into being after tweaking the design of a Tiemco fly hook.