THE EX­PERT’S VIEW

THOM AIRS

Angling Times (UK) - - CARP NEWS -

NO MAT­TER how neatly you lay ev­ery­thing out in your bivvy, es­sen­tial items have a habit of be­ing just out of reach at a cru­cial stage.

Bivvy ta­bles over­flow with bits and pieces, sleep­ing bags swal­low rigs, and bait­ing tools van­ish at pre­cisely the mo­ment they’re re­quired.

The prob­lem of fum­bling around for es­sen­tials is most acute at night – es­pe­cially if that par­tic­u­lar es­sen­tial is a light.

One of the best, and sim­plest, so­lu­tions to this prob­lem we have seen re­cently is to use the mag­netism of your bivvy lamp. RidgeMon­key’s Bivvy-Lite Duo, which at­taches to the roof or the side of your shel­ter by mag­net­i­cally clamp­ing to a strip of metal placed on the out­side, is the perfect de­vice to which to at­tach your trinkets – but other, sim­i­lar, lamps will do the same job just as well.

I used this lit­tle trick dur­ing a re­cent two-night ses­sion at Lin­ear and it’s amaz­ing how much time it saved. Spare rigs, scis­sors, a lighter and bait­ing nee­dles stayed solidly in place un­til needed, and gen­uinely saved time and ef­fort in hunt­ing for them across a messy bivvy.

Be pre­pared – small items lead to big fish.

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