Reflections on USA

Well the dust has settled now on the recent trip by some BASS members to the USA to target Striped Bass (Stripers). There were around 3 separate UK groups from BASS that made the trip, all with a slightly different emphasis, be it large plugs for big

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Reel Tough

I went down the Van Staal route some time ago, basically because I wanted a reel that wasn’t going to let me down. Experience up to that point with the various fixed spool reels available (late ’80’s and through to the early ’00’s) had been disappointing, though

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Mad & Stripey !

Around this time of year a 2nd wave of B.A.S.S. anglers prepare for an annual pilgrimage. It’s the ‘fall run’ (‘autumn run’ as we’d say on this side of the Atlantic) of the American Striped Bass, and it provides a magnetic draw for anglers who are obsessed

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