The long-awaited range of surface fishing gear from Korda has been revealed and is set to be in shops by the end of the month, just in time for when fishing off the top really starts.
In total, there are four different products in the new selection and all have been cleverly designed to help fool the craftiest of carp.
All look to be well designed and that’s no surprise considering the wealth of experience behind its development from the guys at Korda, led by Adam Penning.
Like everything in the Korda range, development and innovation have been at the forefront of the design criteria and everything from the two purpose-designed Mixa hooks to the Interceptor Float has been thoroughly thought out.
Missile-shaped surface floats are not a totally new product to the carp world. They cast a very long way and are ideal for creating a bolt effect on the surface and, as always, Korda has developed these further and put its own unique twist on the product.
The nose of the Interceptor houses a size 11 ring swivel, which makes the set-up streamlined and helps to eliminate tangles.
Now comes the special bit. Most controller type floats are fixed to your line, making it difficult to quickly change the size of your float if you want to cast further out if the wind gets up.
This design allows you to interchange the float’s body simply by pulling it off the main stem and feeding your line through a slot along the Interceptor body.
Korda has even calculated the perfect ratio between the plastic used and a pocket of air located inside the injection-moulded product to ensure that it floats the same way up every time, giving you an orange sight bob to concentrate on ¬ a small point that took an immense amount of time to perfect.
The colour was decided after hours of underwater photography on different venues, where a consistent pantone of water was visible from below the surface ¬ truly an exact science.
Korda’s Interceptor is available in sizes of 15g, 20g, 25g and 30g. Each will sell for £5.99.
These are the first dedicated floater fishing hooks. Two patterns are
available - the Mixa (barbed) and the Mixa B (barbless).
Their shape has been designed to hook even the most tentative of feeding fish thanks to the short shank, wide gape and beaked offset point which is piercingly sharp and said to be the perfect shape for use with mixers.
Korda’s Ali Hamidi commented: “Although initially designed for surface fishing, it is a great hook pattern that, when you consider its sharpness and shape, lends itself to lots of fishing scenarios.”
The Mixa hook is available in sizes from 6 to 12 and is priced at £3.85 for a packet of 10.
A unique take on the standard controller that doesn’t dive too far into the lake on the cast due to the even weight distribution and internal ar pocket.
Additionally, they almost totally eliminate tangles due to how the line enters and exits the float. It comes in at the top and exits via a small hole on the side. The size 11 ring swivel, which you use to join your hooklink and mainline, then perfectly grips the small silicon sleeve on the side of the float, giving a semi-fixed effect.
This streamlined and aerodynamic design takes floater fishing to a new level.
Kruisers are available in sizes of 10g, 15g and 20g. All will sell for £3.99.
Kruiser Control Line
The first dedicated floater fishing line. This material is perfect for use as surface fishing mainline and as a hooklink alike. It’s wonderfully supple and limp, giving you a natural presentation, while its clear colour helps to keep everything inconspicuous Available on 150m spools in 6lb, 8lb, 10lb and 12lb breaking strains. Price: £4.99