WHAT'S IN YOUR BOX: Julian Cundiff

WHAT'S IN YOUR BOX: Julian Cundiff

You can’t truly call yourself a carp publication until Julian Cundiff has penned something for you, so we asked the short-session king to lift the lid on his tackle box.

“Some of these items are 20 years old,” said the genial northerner as he popped the lid and let us have a nosey around.

It's neater than most, but hides plenty of interesting detail

It's neater than most, but hides plenty of interesting detail

Here, in his own words, are what’s inside Julian Cundiff’s tackle box…

1: Shot to balance my pop ups with. I know what size of shot balances what size of pop-up. There’s also some silicon sleeves for my multi rig booms.

2: Two varieties of PVA tape for stringers and long hairs.  

3: Electrical tape for clipping up, and thin PVA tape.

4: Torch, spare superglue, ear plugs for anglers who snore when I am trying to relax on overnighters, and spare putty that I use on braided hooklengths to sink them.

Ear plugs and superglue - best kept apart!

Ear plugs and superglue - best kept apart!

5: The all-important notebook where I make notes about replenishing items, things to do etc. And braid blades.

6: Two boxes of essentials. Shot, hair stops, silicon etc.

A colourful box of essential bits

A colourful box of essential bits

7: Metalware. All my swivels, links, big-ring swivels, bait screws and my lucky 10p I found when I caught Decade at 49lb 6oz at Nashy’s lakes. There are also crimps, large shot for overshotted pop-ups and small silicon.

A lucky 10p sits with the metalware

A lucky 10p sits with the metalware

8: The odds and sods I have built up and can't bear to lose! The alarm clock in case my mobile phone fails at 5am, JAG eyepiece, needles for all types of baits and a lucky black rabbit keepsake!

A good-luck rabbit guards a few more bits and pieces

A good-luck rabbit guards a few more bits and pieces

9: Forceps for removing hooks safely and testing knots. Two lighters, crimping pliers and long stringer needle.

Forceps and lighters

Forceps and lighters

10: Disgorger for deep hook holds, laser pen for presentations (cough!), pen blade sharpening tool and marker for dulling hooklengths.

An assortment of pen-shaped tools

An assortment of pen-shaped tools