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 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 Flat Pear Swivel
Flat Pear Swivel
A flattened version of our popular Swivel Pear leads. The high surface area makes them perfect for holding position on marginal slopes, gravel bars or on swift rivers. Their shape makes them particularly good hookers.
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 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 Krank Hooks Range£4.25
Korda Heli Safe System£5.25
Korda IQ-D Rig£2.15
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 Kurv Shank Hooks Range£4.25
A compact tungsten-rubber weight, designed to slide onto your hook link and pin it to the lake bed. Moistening the hooklength will allow the Sinkers to slide along the hook link much easier. The great thing about a Sinker is that it stays in position, rather than flying off on the cast like putty can. Available in three colours to camouflage into the lake bed and three separate sizes.
Korda Dark Matter Tungsten Tubing£5.50
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