In addition to us closing our physical store of 13 years, opening our HQ up for 1-1 bookings makes perfect sense. While our day-to-day lives are mostly spent working on the online business – whether it’s packing orders, taking product pics, writing articles or developing the site (all things that wouldn’t be possible if the shop door was still permanently open), it seems a shame to not allow genuine customers the chance to get their hands on and sample some of the lure rods that we provide.
For the past couple of years I’ve happily fished with the little-known Tailwalk Speaky spinning reels. They’re smooth, light and solid. They’ve done me proud and have coped (until recently) with my ridiculous lack of care. At circa-£200 they’re in the Stradic/Vanford/BG MQ bracket. We’ve never really even tried to sell them due to most
2023 has been an exciting year. Not only are we embarking on a new chapter in AOF history with the closure of our retail premises – enabling us to grow online and through our distribution sales – but we have seen some incredibly high-end products coming through the door. With Japanese brand, Apia having taken
Apia have been working in Japan on an upgrade to their “Brute” (HRF) rods to bring in the latest technology seen in the Foojin’Z and Foojin’RS series. Our first stock should be available sometime late in November. Japanese HRF rods can be hit or miss. Not because they’re not great rods for what the clever