New for 2017 is the Titan T1 bivvy which came into stock in January. I’ve had mine for a few weeks now and I must say I’m very impressed with it.
I had my first set of Scope 9ft rods back in 2014 and they have since become the rods I use the most in my angling. I was sold on the idea of small compact gear as soon as Alan Blair showed me the Scope range. Carp anglers have a habit of getting stuck in their ways, especially when it comes to rods. Everyone uses either a 12ft or 13ft size, but if you ask yourself why, can you give an answer that suits the kind of fishing you do?
I’ve used a lot of 13ft Nash rods down the years. I’ve had the Pursuits, the Entity and the NRXD, all of which served a specific purpose. Now I have the latest model in the range known as the NR Turo.
I’ve been waiting ages for Nash Tackle to make an indicator that can be used for general carp fishing. The Optics are great for a lot of situations, but because they are bobbins which hang freely on chains or cords, in really windy conditions you’ll get false bleeps, even when combined with the Siren R3. The best way to eliminate them is to use a swing arm indicator and this is where the Slap Head Strong Arms come in. I was absolutely chuffed to see these hit the market last year because it’s quite annoying having to change indicators with the weather. I’d rather use a model suited to all scenarios and after 18 months of use the Slap Head Strong Arms have filled that niche.
I really liked the original Nash Siren alarms. I can’t say I ever had any major problems with them. However, if there was any area for improvement it was in the remote box which you couldn’t use beyond about 20m without risking some interference, especially if there were trees or bushes in the way. You had the odd missed bleep right at the beginning of a take which when fishing locked up could put you on the back foot. The use of battery power in the remote was also a bit hungry when you pushed it to its boundaries.