Red Gill latest designs available soon

Following my visit to the Red Gill HQ and pickup a new order of the very popular Bubblegum and Silver pearl 178mm originals I was given a whistle-stop tour of the factory, production, spraying and packaging area’s and it was very impressive.

I saw a whole host of new product ranges and lure designs plus the new Mega Vibe swimbaits plus the twin tail turbo cod lures. The mega vibes not only are they super flexible, there is a rattle in the tail and from what I understand will lay down a scent to attract more fish.

Only had chance to take some images so far and there is the usual promo video to be shot soon and you will hopefully see them in action too. Due in during April 2012 so just in time for the cod and pollock on the wrecks and bassing too. Here are some images for a sneak peek.

Red Gills rule the waves again

Well what can I say on what was virtually a text book days wreck fishing and a big kick in the ass for the last No Score trip. Weather firstly was dreadful and nothing like forecast, we had cold winds in out faces, bumpy large sea swells and mist virtually all day. With the seas being so lumpy it took longer to get to the wreck that Paul on the Katie Ann out of Weymouth had decided would produce a good volume of fish.

His boat has 4 large Ice boxes and it was agreed that once they were filled we would leave the wreck and move to the banks for a hit of Turbot or plaice. Problem with Pollock and many deepwater fish they do not survive once landed so they can’t be returned live. Most skippers and anglers insist that a catch enough rule is applied and then move on or come home and despite I have all my family and some friends who love fresh fish from me there is a cut off point.

So we arrived on the wreck and the first drift was setup, there were fresh live sandeels on the boat and I setup a 10″ plastic sea boom with a 10oz weight and a 5/0 fine wire aberdeen hook on a 10ft trace. There were 9 fishing and with wind against tide the traces would probably have to be shortened to reduce tangles as the boat spun round like a top on some drifts.

1st drift produced a few average pollock all I had were snatches that took the eel off. 2nd drift I hit on a small pollock about 5lb and as most of the larger pollock coming on board were being taken on artificials, I had a better fish of around 7lb on live eels but I changed to 178mm Red Gill original with a 6/0 hook on a short 6ft trace for the third drift.

Bang ! just coming of the back of the wreck I felt two snatches and then the rod my new Akita 20lb class 7ft just bent over as the fish dived for the wreck. I also had a new Spyder LW20 with 44lb braid on and the click stop star drag worked superb giving the fish line when it decided to dive.

I pumped it up from 200ft and new it felt decent and it was, a top end single figure fish was soon on the deck, see the image with the black and orange Red Gill well hooked in the scissors. This is how it continued until we decided we all had enough fish and it was time to move on. Over fishing a wreck depletes stocks that take a long time to grow again so this has to be taken into account.

What was also good about this wrecking session for me anyways I lost NO GEAR !! I used the same articial throught the drifts and apart from one snag which broke the sea boom that was all it cost me, does it get much better than that.

Skipper asked why I strike at the fish well that is what it looked like but in fact what I do when I wreck is hit bottom or the wreck and then immediately pull up to clear the wreck and then start the wind up but it does look like I’m striking into the fish which is obviously a No No !. Using this method reduces my snags on the wreck to a minimum and it works well.

So with the ice boxes full we set off back to fish the shambles bank and see if the Turbot wanted some. I set up a sliding ledger rig with a 6oz clock weight and a single 6/0 wire hook baited with the side of a large Launce. First drift nothing, second drift had a couple of nibbles and I gave it line to see if it developed into a Turbot but as I thought nothing.

On Turbot drifting I always hold the rod as bites can be easily missed if you don’t, the drift finished and I wound back and low and behold a small Plaice on the end. Too skinny to keep it went back to fatten up for my next session which is planned for the 25th March and we will fish the banks all day so looking forward to that one as usual.

Wrecking game on and a wow weather forecast

Up at 0300hrs and on the road at 0400 for a days wrecking out of Weymouth and am I looking forward to this one. Mind you combining business with pleasure and calling in to see the guys at Red Gill to pick up some stock and samples of their new Mega Vibes and Twin tails. The new lures due in the country in April 2012 so hopefully I will have tested them out before then and images available soon, I understand the twin tails the Cod go ballistic for.

Red Gill Evolution Weighted Imitation Sand Eels

Product Description: Red Gill Evolution (Weighted) Lures

Red Gill Evolution lures are the next generation of the classic, original sand eel imitation bait. Features include a special new soft but tough plastic compound that not only gives the lure its unique fish catching action but prevents the lure from falling apart after only a couple of captures, prolonging the lures life. The extra strong, super sharp internally weighted hook not only increases the lures fish catching action but allows the lure to be worked closer to the sea bed with less chance of the lure snagging up.

The trace is approx 2.5m and terminates with a double surgeons loop, they’re individually packaged in resealable waterproof bags. 115mm Eels fitted with 4/0 hooks and 30lb mono, the 178mm eels use 6/0 hooks and 45lb mono.

Bespoke lure tying options, if you want to mail us with your specifications for the finished eels then let us know the trace breaking strain, length of trace, change of hook sizes. We don’t recommend anything larger than the 8/0 for the 178mm eels. In most cases no extra costs but minimum order is 5 eels and they can be mixed, we are happy to quote for you and allow a couple of days extra for shipping. The Evolution eels have moulded in hooks so it’s the traces only that can be adjusted.

Images Gallery: The images are taken from the video which will be on line soon. Click on thumb to enlarge, when enlarged click on image to go to next one, use the arrow links to go back to previous images, Click away to close or use Esc key.

Red Gill Original Imitation Sand Eel Lures

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Product Description: Red Gill Original Lures.
Red Gill Fishing Lures are the original and ultimate sand eel imitation bait. Due to its unique tail action the eel provides a life-like imitation of an injured sand eel making it irresistible to predatory species. Red Gills can be fished either from shore or boat; usually on a long flowing trace, which will help to give the lure the best possible fish catching action. These lures will out-fish and out-last most other artificial baits on the market.

70mm eels are supplied with size 4 hooks and tied using 30lb super strong ultra abrasive resistant mono using the half blood knot tucked for added security, The trace is approx 2.5m and terminates with a double surgeons loop, they’re individually packaged in resealable waterproof bags. 115mm Eels fitted with 4/0 hooks and 30lb mono, the 178mm eels use 6/0 hooks and 45lb mono.

Bespoke lure tying options, if you want to mail us with your specifications for the finished eels then let us know the trace breaking strain, length of trace, change of hook sizes. We don’t recommend anything larger than the 8/0 for the 178mm eels. In most cases no extra costs but minimum order is 5 eels and they can be mixed, we are happy to quote for you and allow a couple of days extra for shipping.

Images Gallery: The images are taken from the video which will be on line soon. Click on thumb to enlarge, when enlarged click on image to go to next one, use the arrow links to go back to previous images, Click away to close or use Esc key.

Red Gill Evolution Weighted Bassing Selection

ITEMS BEING TRANSFERED TO SEABOOMS.COM STORE

Product Description: Red Gill Evolution (Weighted) Lures

Red Gill Evolution lures are the next generation of the classic, original sandeel imitation bait. Features include a special new soft but tough plastic compound that not only gives the lure its unique fish catching action but prevents the lure from falling apart after only a couple of captures, prolonging the lures life. The extra strong, super sharp internally weighted hook not only increases the lures fish catching action but allows the lure to be worked closer to the sea bed with less chance of the lure snagging up. Selected 5 pack of eels that are regular colours and size to capture quality Bass.

The trace is approx 2.5m and terminates with a double surgeons loop, they’re individually packaged in resealable waterproof bags, the 178mm eels use 6/0 hooks and 45lb mono.

Bespoke lure tying options, if you want to mail us with your specifications for the finished eels then let us know the trace breaking strain, length of trace. In most cases no extra costs but minimum order is 1 pack of 5 eels, we are happy to quote for you and allow a couple of days extra for shipping. The Evolution eels have moulded in hooks so it’s the traces only that can be adjusted.

Images Gallery: The images are taken from the video which will be on line soon. Click on thumb to enlarge, when enlarged click on image to go to next one, use the arrow links to go back to previous images, Click away to close or use Esc key.

Red Gill lures catch images

Here are some very happy chappies showing off their catches taken with lures from the Red Gill range. Hope to have some of ours up soon and video too once the stock arrives and we can get out on the boats.

Click the image to enlarge, they’re only thumb size but will give you a good idea of how successful the lures are. Imgages are copright Red Gill lures.

Red Gill lures in action

Red Gill range coming soon

I am about to increase our range of softbait lures with the addition of the Red Gill range which are ideally suitable for the Bass, Cod and Pollack bashers amongst us. Used them often so makes sense to add stock in the shop. We should have some of their range in by middle of next week with some good deals on offer. Here is a useful knot off their website if you don’t already use it “The Rapala Lure Knot” which gives the lure more freedom of movement. Click image to enlarge.

How to tie the Rapala lure knot