Jim Williams, brand manager from Vision UK, had organised two days in mid February on the Newtyle beat of the river Tay in Scotland for some of the World team members to meet up and try some of the new products currently in development. Unfortunately the level of the Tay was very high, a good thing for testing new kit as we could concentrate on this, but no sneaking off to fish as normal and nothing gets done.
Running lines, various density shooting heads, Skagits and leaders to try.
Me trying one of the new sinking shooting heads, one we were all very impressed with and eagerly await its release.
Jim Williams flexing his Tool ;-)
John Legg fires a cast with the new Tool double handed rod.
Great guy and head Ghyllie at Newtyle Andy Gunn ferries a few of the guys across to fish.
The rod we were all eager to try was the "Tool" a new rod this year, the cosmetics are a brave move from Vision and I wonder how people will take to them, and to the longevity of the handles new material (time will tell). Cosmetics aside this is a good rod, fast action, relatively stiff, light and able to cope easily with the various lines we tried on the day. Is this the four piece catapult we all wanted? I say give it a try and see for yourself.
Two interesting days and as is always the case with these meets, a lot learned.
A special thanks to Andy Gunn for his hospitality, I'll hopefully be back at Newtyle later in the year for a few days fishing.