YOU TOO WILL LOVE THE EDGE!
Frenzee’s margin pole tackles snags and big fish with ease
URELY not another margin pole review, I hear you cry! It seems that every major tackle company has introduced a new model over the past year or so.
Well, it’s my job to give you my unbiased opinion of every major product, so without apology, here goes with the new Frenzee Performance FXT Edge 11.5m.
At 11.5m, it is substantially longer than most margin poles and, despite the name, it’s probably better geared to all-round commercial fishery bagging.
But there was no denying that it felt tougher than anything else I’d handled to date.
It comes with a generous set of spares, including two extra pre-fitted side puller kits, a cupping kit, and a dolly butt extension. There are very impressive wall strengths on all five sections, which also boast rigid reinforced anti-ovalling joint ends. Arrow markings allow you to keep the pole’s spine aligned.
After the initial inspection I took a moment to read through Frenzee’s blurb about its U2inspired model. ‘Built for strength, and the perfect tool for those over-sized margin beasts, and snag fishing’ it said.
Oh really, I thought. Well, I know a swim that could test the mettle of a scaffold pole elasticated with a bungee rope, and rigged with nylon cord to a gaff. ‘The Graveyard’ isn’t for the floppsydoppsy, weak-willed or faint of heart, and your kit needs to be up to the job and then some.
If it’s found to be wanting, one of two things will happen. You’ll either lose everything you hook as the finned devils haunting the Graveyard find sanctuary, or you’ll pull so hard that something much more painful will occur in the wallet area. Basically this is a lose, lose peg. Get too close to the snags and the fish will do you time after time… fish too far away from them and you’ll hardly get a bite.
But get it right and the rewards are well worth the trouble, as some proper fish are in there.
So, with the Frenzee Performance FXT Edge suitably tooled-up with Red Hydro elastic, a trip to the Graveyard was arranged (the peg can be found on Towcester’s picture -postcard Lakeview Fishery).
Arriving early on the Tuesday