An all-natural, lightweight T-shirt that’s super soft against your skin and totally breathable. The Carp In The Hand T is made from 100% cotton, with a ‘peach’ finish, that gives a soft feel, thanks to its velvety texture. It features a bold design that’s strikingly carpy. The Carp In The Hand T-shirts are available in subtle brown and feature subtle Korda branding on the back.
Swivels, The humble swivel completes the whole rig set up and since it is almost the last connection between you and the carp it needs to be reliable. We always bought swivels from the same source, until our suppliers' supplier merged with a new company. The stocks were mixed and some were not as good quality so we immediately set about sourcing an alternative. They say that from every adversity comes an equal or greater benefit and in this case the swivels we located came from Japan - arguably the best swivel manufacturers in the world. They matched the size of the originals exactly, improved the breaking strain and reliability, and made them in a lovely dull grey tint. This was an improvement that entailed only a marginal increase in price - 10 per cent over 10 years! The swivels have round eyes because they are stronger than diamond eyes, if this were not the case then hooks would be made with diamond eyes! They fit just about everything that we make including - the Inline Leads, Lead Clips, Running Rigs, Shok Beads and Rubbers, what more can we say!
Inline X-Safe Lead, Roll-proof inline leads that can be fished with a standard rubber insert, or with the clever Guru X-Safe elasticated system. The inlines are perfect for use with a host of tactics, but take conventional bomb and pellet fishing to the next level. They offer better hooking potential than swivel leads, and especially when teamed up with the X-Safe stems, fly extremely straight and true. There are four leads in the range, 0.75oz, 1.1oz, 1.5oz and 2oz and they are supplied two per pack.
Hook Bead, These little rubber hook beadfit tightly onto the shank of all of our hook patterns, and can be used to create a number of effective presentations. They’re perfect for use with rig rings, to create blow-back rigs such as the Withy Pool rig, or even variations of the all-conquering chod rig. They come supplied on easy-to use sprews, which each old 20 hook beads. The beads are weedy green colour, which helps them blend over most lake beds.
Dark Matter Rigs, A lot of thought has gone into this set-up, with Korda’s Neil Spooner having used it for years to perfect it, and it is his ‘take anywhere rig’ that he has used to great effect to land carp of all different sizes! The Wide Gape hook pattern is incredible in terms of it’s hooking potential anyway, but has been enhanced even more by the addition of a short length of shrink tube that helps to make the hook turn even more aggressively when in a carp’s mouth, and a small piece of silicon tubing on the shank of the hook ensures the hair comes off at the optimum point. The rig comes supplied with free extender hair stops, meaning that it is compatible with all different sized baits, and allows you to effectively change the length of the hair and separation between your bait and hook simply by using a different type of bait stop. It is tied on Dark Matter braid which is heavy and sinks incredibly well, meaning that it hugs the contours of the lake bed – although being a braid it can help avoid any chance of a tangle if you add a PVA bag or stringer when you cast out. Different breaking strains of Dark Matter braid have been chosen to make them suitable for the size of hook – with size 8 and size 10 rigs coming on 15lb breaking strain; size 4 and size 6 are on 20lb; and size 2 on 30lb. All of the hook sizes come in a choice of barbed or barbless, and the other end of the hook link is finished with a size 8 swivel attached loop style, and this means that it will fit all the popular lead arrangements, and can also be used on the Kwik Link or QC Swivel.