Q: I’ve just started LRF. What would you take with you for a day’s LRF?
LEE BROOKE, WELLING, GTR LONDON
AK & DS say: The less kit the better, we would say. Keep light and mobile for the most enjoyment.
Aside from a rod and reel, essentials include a shoulder bag containing small amounts of tackle. Jigheads, small hooks, dropshot weights and large split shot cover at least three different rigs.
Lure choice is up to you. Part of the fun is working through different lures. A range of colours can help if you don’t know what the water clarity is like at your chosen mark.
A spool of fluorocarbon leader is essential if you use braid mainline. Add snips for cutting line and a small set of forceps or pliers for unhooking. Polarised sunglasses and a landing net can both prove useful.