Angler's Mail tackle editor Richard Howard is the No.1 products inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week. Here's his lowdown on the Korda Boom …


THE clue’s in the name. Korda’s first fluorocarbon that can be crimped for ease of use and tidyness.

It’s designed to be used as a boom to kick the bait away from the lead.

Incorporate it into a combi rig or use it for an out and out stiff rig, for pop-up and bottom bait set-ups.

Being a fluorocarbon it’s going to blend in with the bottom, this one actually has a green tint to make it even more inconspicuous subsurface.

It’s available in 0.55 mm (25 lb) and 0.65 mm (35 lb) formats.

There’s going to be a few carpers out there experimenting with this gear.

Price: £8.99 for 15 m.