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Oli Davies' #HalfAWrap Approach

For catching them out of the edge, Oli Davies is top of the tree...

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1. Baiting pouch

Essential kit for baiting up missions and the mobile angler. As well as bait, there is plenty of room for Oli to store spare hooks, leads and a drink.

2. Scopex Squid Flake

Just a small handful of Flaked Boilie contains thousands of particles ranging from slices of boilie right down to crumb. “It’s mess-free, convenient, and unlocks the true potential of your boilies!” states Oli. His hookbaits are the matching flavoured pop-ups.

3. Terminal tackle

Starting with furthest point, Oli uses 6ft of Cling-On Leader, which is spliced to a Double Ring Swivel and used in conjunction with a Flat Inline Lead and fished drop-off style. Hooklink is Skinlink - a stiff outer coating material - and moulded onto this is Cling-On Putty. Hook choice is a Fang Chod Twister, which on a Multi Rig will work as either a pop-up or bottom bait hook, and the hookbait is mounted with a Bait Screw.

4. Bullet Mono

“20lb Bullet mono will stop a train!” jokes Oli, “And that’s exactly what is needed when you hook big carp in weedy and snaggy venues. It’s better to be overgunned and not lose them!”

5. Scope Black-ops Net

A full size 42in net that folds down to the same size of a Sawn-Off… that is nothing short of epic. “The short handle extends and is perfect for wielding in tight spots.”

6. Scope Black Ops Sawn-off 3lb

This tiny rod might look like a toy, but it’s a really powerful tool capable of extracting the largest carp from tight spots where you wouldn’t be able to fish with a longer rod. “It looks pretty badass too!” grins Oli.

7. Old skool Daiwa reel

Rugged and up to being thrown around in the bushes, these reels are knocking on 30-years-old. “The clutch is smooth and progressive, the guts are up to serious cranking, and they will probably outlive me!”


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