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SHOT can be fiddly and frustrating if you make the wrong choice, damaging your line and pinging off or not hanging straight, with dispensers that can be a pain to use.
Middy have worked hard to eliminate all these issues with their precision-manufactured Slot-Shot, Twin-Cut and Micro-Shot ranges.
Starting with the dispensers, there are individual tubs across the whole range, with flip-up, wide lids for easy access. The tubs are an anti-spill design, too. There are also four and six-tub dispensers with a dovetail assembly, so you can replace your most used shot sizes on the dispenser with the refill tubs, as and when you run out.
Slot-Shot are a clever cross between a conventional, round shot and a styl weight. These ‘elongated hybrid’ shot range from No.4s to No.12s. Handling heavier line, up to 0.30 mm in diameter, they’re super soft with a wide line slot and they grip. They’re dull, with an anti-glare finish, and there are Slot-Shot pliers if you need them for easy fixing.
Twin-Cut Shot are simple to put on and take off, thanks to the cuts on both sides of these shot. They’re soft, non-toxic and have a dull, anti-glare finish, coming in No.4s up to SSGs, in Middy’s special four and six-tub dispenser and refill tubs.
At the lighter end of the scale are Middy’s Micro Shot. Super soft and designed for uniform shotting, you’ll find them perfectly formed with a split down the centre. They’re available in No.8s to No.10s, in dispenser and refill tub formats.
Price: Dispensers from £6.99. Refill tubs from £1.99.