Korda Flatline Pear Inline Leads
1 in stock
Korda Flat Pear Inline Lead Again hard bottoms are the place for these designs; the short condensed shape of this lead coupled with the two flat sides makes it the perfect lead for bolt rigs at short to medium range. By its very nature the flat pear lead lends itself to being fished on marginal slopes, the sides or back or gravel bars and in rivers. But, in fact it is open of the most effective shapes at short to medium range because it holds so well on the lake bed and offers so much resistance to a moving carp. We have also seen that this type of lead is by far the most like a stone on the lake bed and during the Filming of Parts 1, 3 and 4 this lead blended in better than any other. Popular misconception 'Flat leads sit on silt'. This does not happen, any lead finds its easiest path through the water so instead of fluttering down to the lake bed, a nose heavy flat lead like this will plummet down side on and nose first. Making it probably less effective in the silt than say a Swivel Pear lead, having said that it is devastating on gravel and is Danny's first choice in these close range hard-bottomed situations. Danny noted when filming part 3 of the Underwater Videos 'I tried a Flatliner Pear on the steep gravel slope to see if it really did hook the carp quicker than a swivel lead of the same shape and to my amazement it really did! I had been testing the lead clips for so long I had ignored the inline lead - not any more!'
Korda Big Grippa Leads
6 in stock
Korda Big Gripper Leads You can basically utilise these leads anywhere that you need more grip like rivers on the sides of bars marginal slopes or boating out at extreme range. We have recorded that you can get the same grip with a 1oz Grippa as you can with a 2oz Swivel Pear Lead. So with that in mind you can get away with a smaller lead to do the same job which is an advantage when fishing for barbel and chub on the rivers. Also a lighter lead makes a smaller splash so we like using them for casting to gently sloping island margins where a round lead can roll down. The Grippas have become massively popular on the continent where carping in wide fast flowing rivers is the norm and where you have to boat out baits massive distances.
Korda Distance Swivel Leads
55 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
51 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 Heli Lead
5 in stock
Korda Heli-Lead These beautiful leads have been designed to work in conjunction with the Heli-Safe bead. Instead of a swivel, they have a ring, which makes for a much neater connection to the Heli-Safe. Once attached, the Heli-Leads stay on until a fish ejects them, perfect. Their shape makes them stable in flight and good casters! They're finished with a camo paint that's tough and chip-resistant and come in a range of sizes from 1.5oz to 4oz
Korda Square Inline Leads
4 in stock
Korda Square Inline Leads Due to the four flat sides on the lead, it’s virtually impossible for the carp to roll this lead on the bottom. This means the carp has to move the whole lead so feeling the full weight instantly. Carp up-end to feed sitting in water in an almost vertical position. If they pick up your hook bait and right themselves, the shortness of the lead means it will be picked up off the lake bed very quickly. The carp now has the hook in its mouth hanging under which is all of your lead - no resistance to feel the weight almost immediately. In another situation the carp may have spotted the bait or sensed it and will take while still moving, this time dragging the lead rather than picking it up. The flat sides of the lead then cause as much drag against the lake bed as possible pulling the hook as far in as possible, again creating an instant bolt effect. The compact shape plus the flat sides and smooth tapering make the square pear inline the most effective bolt lead available today. If you are fishing ultra hard waters or need to improve the efficiency of your bolt rig the square pear inline is the only lead to use. The large flat surface area creates as much grip on the lakebed as possible. This enables you to fish on marginal shelves and slopes, on top of or on sides of bars without fear of the rig rolling down. The improved grip also allows you to get a super tight line, ideal at range or when fishing against snags. This makes this lead perfect when boating out baits on big foreign waters or when river fishing.
Korda Square Swivel Leads
29 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
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.