Korda Distance Swivel Leads
1 in stock
Korda Distance Swivel Leads As the name suggests this lead is designed purely for casting long distances, the nose heavy design makes it very stable indeed and also keeps the lead condensed giving good hooking efficiency. The lead is the brainchild of Alan Partridge an 'Old School' angler well known in the higher echelons of carp fishing for his innovative thinking and his long range casting. He had ridiculed Danny for years saying 'my leads cast further than yours' so one day Danny bit and said 'go on then, prove it'. So the two of them went over to a local big pit and Danny cast as far as he could with his original slender and pointed Distance Casting lead, the slack was taken out and an elastic band was fitted tightly around the line before the lead was wound in. Danny's lead was taken off the lead clip and Alan's was put on, Danny again gave it the big un and pulled the elastic band straight off the spool plus about 30 yards of line! To add insult to injury Alan allowed Danny to put his style of lead back on and see if he could hit the elastic, try as he might Danny could not match the distance, so he had to use Alan's design which has remained the same to this day!This is without Danny's favourite style of lead, he says 'I love fishing at range in open water and building up a baited area fishing all 3 rods only feet apart, the nose heavy shape of this lead means it flies straight as an arrow, it just goes where you want it to go. For this type of fishing I couldn't think of using anything else!
Korda Flat Pear Swivel Leads
5 in stock
Korda Flat Pear Swivel Leads The classic pear lead will cast a very very long way, almost as far as the Distance Casting and it is less affected by cross winds because the shape is very condensed. This means that the Pear lead is suited to most carp fishing situations when fishing anything up to the very limit of your casting ability. The dumpy shape can be used to your advantage in silt. Try using a very light pear lead say 1oz or 2oz and actually let the lead plug into the silt, this will dramatically increase the resistance to a moving carp so what feels like a light lead in your hand is transformed into a heavy lead in the fishing situation. Because the lead has a large rounded end it makes 'feeling' the lead hit the bottom easier than more slender or pointed shapes. If you are new to this technique this lead will make the job easier. If you don't know what we are talking about check out the carp mags they are always showing you to do it! We rely on it so heavily we couldn't leave the rig our there without 'feeling' the lead down to the bottom. The pear lead is also ideal in a solid PVA bag because it can be pushed down into one of the corners. This makes the bag nose heavy and so more accurate.
Korda Square Swivel Leads
16 in stock
Korda Square Leads These leads have been designed exclusively from what we saw happening in Underwater Part 4. Without any doubt, when fishing on a hard gravel bottom inline leads hook the carp quicker than swivel type leads. The reason for this is that the fish always pick up the lead from the heavy end first, because the hook link is always attached to the heavy end of the lead. In the case of Korda inlines the swivel is actually semi-fixed inside the lead, exaggerating the 'instant bolt' effect. What I set about doing after watching the fish hooking themselves on Part 4, was to design the most condensed shape of lead possible. So, a fish would have to move the minimum distance before it felt the full weight of the lead. Now, the most condensed shape of all is a ball, but a ball could possibly roll around before the full weight is felt and it isn’t tapered towards the back of the lead enough to stop the hook link tangling around it. So, I chose to put 4 flat sides onto the ball and gently taper the back to avoid tangles. An appropriate name that summed up the lead, was of course THE SQUARE PEAR. As an inline there is no lead out there that the fish will feel the full weight of more instantly. Even as a swivel lead, the fish will still feel more of the weight sooner because it's so short and one end of the lead is almost the same as the other. Only the movement of the swivel will affect a difference. So in short, you have the most condensed inline lead and swivel lead there can be, with flat sides that works in a fishing situation. We know because this is already the second generation of square pear, the first generation was too square which meant some times it would not roll over and lie on its side, instead it sat on its end with the swivel at the top of the lead sticking bolt upright off the lake bed, not ideal at all. This lead will cast almost as far as a normal pear lead but will have better hooking potential so I recommend you use it everywhere you can. The only time to change is when it will not cast far enough, then it's time to change to a Skyliner for inlines or a Tournament or Swivel Distance for swivel type systems. To maximise distance use a swivel lead, as it will always cast further than an inline.
Korda Tournament Leads
71 in stock
Korda Tournament Leads This lead was originally called the Distance Casting and was superseded several years ago when long-distance caster Alan Partridge convinced me his distance shape cast further which it did. I actually outcast my own lead with his shape this is the more Arseley Bomb shaped design we still sell today. So the old `Zipp` style lead fell out of our range for several years until I spent more and more time fishing with Frank Warwick. He loved the old pointed shape and asked if we could make him some which we did. The phone went red hot after that with enquiries about the shape.