Korda IQ-D Rig£2.15
Korda KamaKura Hooks
The sharpest possible hook, sharpened post production to the highest possible tolerance.
“I’m entering my 14th year at Korda. It’s safe to say that I’ve seen wonderful products come along during that period but this is, without a doubt, the most exciting” – Ali Hamidi
Along with most carp anglers around the world, we believe a sharp hook to be the single most important part of your tackle! The UNDERWATER filming and observations on various different locations around the globe has proven that an ultra-sharp hook gives you a greater chance of hooking big, wary fish.
Lots of anglers have been sharpening hooks for many years, historically they did it because hooks just weren’t sharp enough out of the packet. In recent years chemically sharpened hooks led to a major improvement in hook sharpness, but even those could be improved by hand sharpening into ultra-fine points. This tricky, time consuming craft can give an angler a big advantage and help turn more pickups into actual hooked fish. Anglers like Danny Fairbrass, Darrell Peck and Elliott Gray have had to hand sharpen their hooks to get the very most from their fishing, as production constraints meant that an extremely fine point hasn’t been possible…. Until now.
Korda Developments has spent years painstakingly developing and pushing boundaries in hook technology, the result being the KAMAKURA hook point – the sharpest possible hook, sharpened post production to the highest tolerance.
“As an angler, product developer and Managing Director of Korda I can’t tell you how proud I am of this product. It will bring a genuine benefit to all anglers that use them.” – Damian Clarke
The Kamakura hooks are sharpened post production to an extremely high tolerance. When you open the packet you will notice two standout things. The first is the consistency of the product, every single hook being sold has the same super sharpness. With consistency being the key we take pride in getting every point exactly the same. The second is a wax coating on the sharpened part of the point, this unique way of covering the tip ensures they stay in the best possible condition until they are ready to be used. Simply push the wax coating off before casting out and you’ll be fishing with the sharpest hook you can possibly imagine.
“I believe this process/product not only to be a step forward in carp fishing hooks but a step forward in hook technology in general!” – Tom Dove
Korda Kwik Melt PVA
PVA Tapes And String
– Ideal for making stringers
– Can be used to tie off the neck of solid bags
– Seriously versatile
Spread-Em PVA Tape
This woven tape has a coarse texture to its flat cross section; this makes it perfect for stringers because the texture will actually hold the baits apart even with the force of the cast.
It is not necessary to tie this onto the hook either, because of the woven element; all you have to do is hook the point of the hook through it, it will not tear on the cast and this ensures no residue is left around the hook once the tape has melted. This material is very strong when dry, making it ideal for tying up the top of solid PVA bags.
Total Dissolve PVA String
We recommend you double it up by pulling your baits onto a loop of string and then hand the string over the hook before pulling the top bait back up against the hook to tighten the loop so the loop cannot slip back off the hook in flight.
Do not use this product for tying the hair up tight to the hook, if it is pulled too tight the water cannot attack the PVA strands in the middle of the braid and the knot may remain, we recommend going over to the Kwik-Melt solid tape for this and any application where you need to tie a very tight over hand knot.
You will find this string super strong when dry making it ideal for tying up the top of PVA bags where a small amount residue will do no harm to your presentation.
Kwik Melt 10mm Tape
Kwik Melt tape has become the favourite PVA tape for many of our most-admired big-carp anglers. It’s great for stringers, as well as tying off PVA bags and securing hairs on the cast. As the name suggests, Kwik Melt dissolves reliably even in cold conditions. It is supplied as conventional10mm tape, as well as 5mm twin-tape.
Korda Safe Zone Anti Tangle Sleeves
Anti Tangle Sleeve
These little gems were designed to prevent tangles on the cast, and help to kick your hook bait away from the lead once the rig lands on the lake bed, giving excellent presentation.
You only have to watch Underwater 8 to understand how much difference these seemingly simple little rubber sleeves made. When combined with Ali’s fluorocarbon rigs, the Anti-Tangle Sleeves actually helped his rigs to reset themselves after they’d been rejected by wary fish. That meant that even though he’d been ‘done’ his rig was still fishing effectively, ready for the next customer!
The Anti-Tangle Sleeves come in muted brown and green, to match all lake beds.
Korda Dark Matter Tungsen Anti Tangle Sleeves
Dark Matter Anti Tangle Sleeve
– Tungsten-impregnated tapered sleeves
– Designed to prevent tangles
– Help pin the rig down
– Two sizes available, short and long
Tungsten Anti-Tangle Sleeves are finely tapering sleeves that help to push your rig away from the lead when it lands on the lake bed, ensuring your hooklink lies straight and flat on the bottom for perfect presentation.
These sleeves have also been impregnated with high levels of tungsten to really nail your rig to the deck, negating the effect of any air bubbles that may have become trapped in the sleeve.
They fit over standard size-8 swivels (simply nip the ring off a Hybrid Lead Clip and slide the sleeve over the swivel to use) and come in two sizes, for long and short rigs.
Korda Bait drill 6mm
Bait Drill & Corks
– Precision bait drills and cork sticks
– 6mm and 8mm drills available with cork to match
– Drills have hi-viz handles
– Packs supplied with six cork sticks
These precision-engineered drills are perfect for creating popular balanced presentations like the KD rig and Muzza rig. There are two drills in the range, 8mm and 6mm, which will cater for a range of hook baits, including standard baits, smaller boilies and tiger nuts. The tips of the drill bits have been specially engineered to allow baits to be drilled without cracking. Each drill comes supplied with six quality cork sticks that fit the drilled holes perfectly.
Korda Wide Gape Hooks
The Wide Gape hook has become a true design classic, and has accounted for more big carp than any other pattern. It was based on the cult Maruta Kinryu pattern that found favour with the likes of Terry Hearn in the 1990s. The five-degree in-turned eye, short shank, heavily forged bend and beaked point combine to give anglers a hooked-to-landed ratio far in excess of anything else that’s achievable.
It can be used for pop-up and bottom-bait presentations and is the hook to opt for when fishing for the very biggest and trickiest carp around.
Korda Bait Up Method Feeder
Bait-Up Method Feeder
The classic original Korda Method feeder has now been updated with some modern twists in the form of the Bait Up Feeder range. It retains many of the features that made the original so good, including the weighted fin that ensures that it always lands the right way up and the hookbait will always fall away from the feeder, increasing your chances of a quick bite. It is a one-piece design, which makes it very strong and durable, and incorporates a bait disc at the front that helps to ensure that your bait stays in place until the feeder reaches the lake or river bed. The soft insert will fit any size 8 Korda swivel – including the Quick Change ones which are popular with this style of fishing – and creates a safe bolt rig, with a tail rubber neatly finishing off the back end of the feeder. As long as bait is moulded evenly around the feeder, it is incredibly stable in flight and will cast a long way. Like the original this is going to become a favourite with anyone who likes to fish the Method, which is still one of the most popular and effective set-ups, especially on bagging-up waters. It will also be popular with specimen anglers targeting species such as tench, barbel and bream. There is a choice of 35g or 50g versions.
Korda Krimp Tool
– A tool designed for crimping hook link materials
– Can be used with the small or large Korda Krimps
– Soft-touch rubberised handle
– Helps to create extremely strong, neat rigs
This clever system will allow us all to reach brand-new heights of neatness in rig creation. The Krimps and Krimp tool have been designed to allow easy rig construction with stiff materials (at the moment we only recommend Hybrid Stiff, Mouth Trap and BOOM. In particular, we’re really excited about the potential to create extremely neat loops for chod & Spinner rigs. Not only this, but using Krimps will allow you to create chod rigs that are exactly the same length each and every time. There are two sizes of Krimp available, which have been designed to suit different materials. The smaller one will suit stiff bristle materials like Mouth Trap and stiff coated braids, like our Hybrid Stiff, and the larger one is perfect for really thick materials (like 30lb plus mono or 35lb BOOM). The product development team went to extreme lengths to make sure that the Krimps and Krimp tools were exactly right, having to overcome various problems along the way. The complexity of getting the tool and Krimps just right has meant that this has been a long development, but we’re sure that it’s been well worth the wait.
Not for use with IQ Fluorocarbon.
Korda Zig Kit
ZIGKIT makes fishing adjustable zigs easier than ever before…
The new Korda Zig Kit makes fishing adjustable zigs easier than ever before, following extensive testing to get it just right.
Using an adjustable zig allows you to search out the water column within your swim until you discover what depth the carp are swimming at, but without the need to keep winding in, tying on a different length hook link and re-casting. So not only are they less hassle, but they also create far less disturbance.
Often when zig fishing you are more worried about how far under the surface your hookbait is than the exact depth of water that you are fishing in. The drop of the lead will give you a rough idea of the depth, and you can then simply pull the float down to the required depth below the surface, rather than having to disturb any fish in the area with a marker float to enable you to tie conventional zigs to the correct length. It also means that when you do catch you will know how far below the surface the bait was at, rather than how far off the bottom it was, which is far more useful as carp tend to cruise at the same level in the upper layers regardless of what the contours of the lake bed are doing, to a large extent!
The blow-moulded float used in the Zig Kit has been carefully chosen to ensure that it is buoyant enough that it will easily rise to the surface, but still small enough not to overly adversely affect the range at which it can be used.
The float itself is a light grey colour to make it as unobtrusive as possible when fished mid-water, whatever the light and water conditions happen to be. It features a soft insert in the nose which will neatly house a size 11 QC swivel, which is supplied with it, as well as an anti-tangle sleeve.
The boom section may seem like simply just a boom onto which a lead can quickly be clipped, allowing you to change lead size as needed, but that also has to be just right to prevent tangles. The key to this is a ball-bearing swivel which ensures that the boom can rotate rapidly during flight, thus preventing tangles, and once on the lake bed a polyball ensures that it sits up over any debris, allowing the float to rise freely and then to be adjusted to the required depth.
The float has a ‘target’ square marked on it and before you cast out each time you simply take a piece of dissolvable foam, lick it, and push it onto the float so that it sticks to it, taking care not to crush it too much in the process. Then you just have to stick your hook into the foam and you are all ready to cast out.
The Zig Kit has been designed to make it as tangle-free as possible, even in windy conditions, but in the event that it does tangle at all you will usually know, as the float won’t rise to the surface as it normally does.
During testing some of the Korda team have had some fantastic results using them, including Ian Bailey, who has managed commons to over 40lb on the Zig Kit so far!
Korda Ready Zigs
Ready Tied Zigs
This range of ready-tied zigs allows you to use rigs that are every bit as good as the ones used by the UK’s top anglers. They’ve been tied to exacting standards with proven Korda terminal tackle. The Mixa hook pattern has been chosen in size-10 because it offers huge gape and hypodermic sharpness and they’re tied to a special 8lb zig hook link mono that has been tinted for camouflage.
The range comprises 6ft, 8ft, 10ft and 12ft pre-tied zigs, which are supplied on handy EVA spools. Each spool comes complete with three ready-tied zigs, which can be cut to size, depending on how deep you want to fish! When your session is over, you can simply wind the zigs back onto the spools for storage.
Each spool holds three different coloured hook baits too, which come free of charge! Barbed and barbless versions are available.
Korda Pear Swivel
The classic pear lead will cast a very very long way, almost as far as the Distance Casting and it is less affected by cross winds because the shape is very condensed. This means that the Pear lead is suited to most carp fishing situations when fishing anything up to the very limit of your casting ability.
The dumpy shape can be used to your advantage in silt. Try using a very light pear lead say 1oz or 2oz and actually let the lead plug into the silt, this will dramatically increase the resistance to a carp moving away with the rig, so what feels like a light lead in your hand is transformed into a heavy lead in the fishing situation.
Because the lead has a large rounded end it makes ‘feeling’ the lead hit the bottom easier than more slender or pointed shapes. If you are new to this technique this lead will make the job easier.
The pear lead is also ideal in a solid PVA bag because it can be pushed down into one of the corners. This makes the bag nose heavy and so more accurate.
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