Nash's first foray into the world of bucket stands for use in spodding contains some nifty touches, but we wish it was available as a full kit.
RRP: £32.99 (single) £38.49 (double) | www.nashtackle.co.uk
Rhythm is all important when spodding, so having everything you need close at hand is crucial.
Bucket stands specifically for this purpose have been around for a few years, but this is Nash's debut in this sector.
Initial impressions are very good. The frames are well constructed and feel solid. The side tray is handy, as is the little ring on which to hang things like rigs.
The two threaded sockets are also very neat, especially if used (as in the photos) to screw in a Nash Butt Lock rod rest to grasp a towel or marker rod.
Sadly, however, what you get for your money is only the flat frame that holds the buckets. No banksticks/legs, no buckets.
This, Nash tells us, is fairly common in the market and owes a lot to the fact that many carpers are assumed to have surplus banksticks for use as legs.
Nash's rectangular buckets are £6.99 (10 litres) and £8.99 (17 litres) each, while its cheapest KNX storm poles are £12.49 to £17.49 each.
On that basis, the cheapest complete double Spod Station is over £100.
Our opinion is that we'd much rather buy the whole kit together, but perhaps we are in the minority. The buying public will ultimately be the judge.