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New reel day!

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

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ZENAQ Rods – Ben’s First Impressions (Snipe & Plaisir Answer)

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

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New Products from Apia Japan (and an HRF ratings quandry)

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

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AOF – A new beginning.

If you have not yet seen through social media channels, we have taken the step to start running down our shop opening times to give ourselves the breathing space to finally start cracking on with our online sales and wholesale business. And do a LOT more fishing too!

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AOF ’23 Summer LRF (and other) Rod Sale

Occasionally I go a bit mental and decide we need to clear some space in the stock room. Often this means allowing minimal quantities of some very special rods to leave us for some great, low prices. Everything below is just that. Limited. First come, first served. The sale will end at midnight on Thursday,

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Apia Foojin’RS – First Impressions

I’ve been talking about these rods for months. All of the available information suggests that the new Foojin’RS rods from Japanese legends, Apia, should be something a bit special. Would they be? On 3 January 2023 they finally landed at AOF headquarters. I was up to my armpits trying to fix our very broken website

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Why you should book an AOF visit…

In addition to us closing our physical store of 13 years, opening our HQ up for 1-1 bookings makes…

New reel day!

For the past couple of years I’ve happily fished with the little-known Tailwalk Speaky spinning reels. They’re smooth, light…