A Look Into My Tackle Box

The contents of my tackle box is very varied, I don’t stick to one brand.  I choose the best from each tackle company.  Some may cost more than others, but mostly all items are very simple.




I have purchased the odd bit of junk tackle over the years.  For some reason, I keep in a big box.  Just in case it may turn out to be useful one day.

I try to keep things neat and tidy (as best as I can), however, sometimes a good clear out is needed.


I just love these compartmental boxes.

These are from a new company called Q-dos Specimen Tackle and they are nice and cheap and robust.  In fact, I have 2 of the small tackle boxes.


I have a wide choice in hooklink material’s and even more rubbish ones in my box.  However, I do feel they all did testing just in case.


My hook choice does favour one company (you may have spotted).  It just happened that way.  My friend Rob, who is a consulatant for Solor Tackle, love’s their hook’s.  My local tackle shop finds it hard to get hold of them. I have told Rob so hopefully, this will change at some point.


I carry an array of baiting up tools.  All are a must, in my opinion.


I may have gone overboard on the chod rigs?

In my defence my fingers have trouble doing these and some other rigs.  I can’t believe there may be a use for ready tide rigs,  must be an age thing (joy).

About richardhandel

I would like to give a brief snap shot of my life and introduce myself; My name is Richard Handel and was born in 1965 in Suffolk. I have worked as a UK Operation & Intermodule Manager for a shipping company. I live in Hampshire now and am married with 2 young children, both girls so I am a bit outnumbered even the cat is a girl! I have been fishing since I was about 7 years old. I started on small local rivers in Suffolk, then moved onto gravel pits and then carp fishing. My personal best is a 39.08 mirror, over recent years I have started river fishing again, on the Hampshire Avon, this is a nice break from the carp lakes. My life has turned a big corner this year, the company I was working for relocated their Operation centre to Estonia. I was offered a job at the head office in London. This would have meant a 5 day commute and working in Stratford. As a family, we did not fancy this, as I would hardly spend any time with the children (and the Mrs). So after 22.5 years, I was given a nice redundancy package and with my wife is working full time. I became the house husband. This has meant a complete turn around in my fishing, as I can pick and choose when I go. I have found a splendid new syndicate to fish this year, which includes 5 lakes and some 8 miles of river with only 150 members. It's an amazing change to the way I am able to fish. I am now trying to start my own tackle business and make a bit of a name for myself in the world of fishing, as I have retired from real work. Richard
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