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in the market for a new shelter ?

Gerry Giles

Senior Member
a mate just bought one
Have a look on total fishing tackle website they are doing the tempest composite MB has a metal block for £160 (using the code SALE for extra 20% off ) same size as the tempest air it has a solid front on it but can obviously be roll back so it’s open fronted of if you wanted to get it modified army Andy could make the the front so it’s zips of
 

Gerry Giles

Senior Member
a mate just bought one
Have a look on total fishing tackle website they are doing the tempest composite MB has a metal block for £160 (using the code SALE for extra 20% off ) same size as the tempest air it has a solid front on it but can obviously be roll back so it’s open fronted of if you wanted to get it modified army Andy could make the the front so it’s zips of
20% OFF ENDS TONIGHT SUNDAY 19/5/20
 

Wayne Robinson

Senior Member
Hi All
I managed to break a rib, and put multiple holes in my Diawa infinity brolly! So looking at new umbrella for the new season. Intrested in the Grey's prodigy (2kg) and just seen fox have a new umbrella 45 inch no storm sides, just a normal brolly. Has anyone seen the fox and how much does it weigh, and how small does it pack down to? Got a fox speclist brolly that I don't use, too big and bulky when closed, prefer lightweight brolly without stormsides.
I want a quality brolly that will last a good few seasons!
Thanks
Wayne
 

Ken Mason

New Member
Hi All
I managed to break a rib, and put multiple holes in my Diawa infinity brolly! So looking at new umbrella for the new season. Intrested in the Grey's prodigy (2kg) and just seen fox have a new umbrella 45 inch no storm sides, just a normal brolly. Has anyone seen the fox and how much does it weigh, and how small does it pack down to? Got a fox speclist brolly that I don't use, too big and bulky when closed, prefer lightweight brolly without stormsides.
I want a quality brolly that will last a good few seasons!
Thanks
Wayne
hi
ive got a fox specialist brolly that i never use as well...i just buy an el cheapo brolly from argos for about £20..
 

Richard Parsons

Senior Member
I've had one of these for almost ten years and it's in as good condition as it was the day I bought it. It used to call the 'lightweight' brolley but there's a graphite version now which is all of 300g lighter (and probably not as robust).
 

Paul Richardson

Senior Member
I hate using brollies but getting fed up of Goretex letting in and soggy ponchos so just ordered a Korum Supa Lite Shelter.
It's a strange looking thing on the promo videos but appears to have a very compact footprint for tighter swims and 2kgs in weight!
At that weight I'm a lot more inclined to keep it in the quiver.
 

Gerry Giles

Senior Member
I hate using brollies but getting fed up of Goretex letting in and soggy ponchos so just ordered a Korum Supa Lite Shelter.
It's a strange looking thing on the promo videos but appears to have a very compact footprint for tighter swims and 2kgs in weight!
At that weight I'm a lot more inclined to keep it in the quiver.
I will look forward to a real users review if you could do one after you have used it a couple of times mate ?
 

Paul Richardson

Senior Member
Will do Gerry for sure
Its arrived and I've done a dummy run and it seems good. Our swims can be pretty tight with steep banks so it will get a proper workout ( especially in the North)
See if I can stick to my " this season I'm ONLY packing essentials, no more" resolution. and keep the weight down for the rest of the gear.
That's the next challenge, not managed it yet.
 

Gerry Giles

Senior Member
Will do Gerry for sure
Its arrived and I've done a dummy run and it seems good. Our swims can be pretty tight with steep banks so it will get a proper workout ( especially in the North)
See if I can stick to my " this season I'm ONLY packing essentials, no more" resolution. and keep the weight down for the rest of the gear.
That's the next challenge, not managed it yet.
I say that every year but end up taking everything my trouble stems from too many years fishing in europe where if you havent got it with you then you are stuffed
 

Paul Richardson

Senior Member
Paul - out of interest, how long does it take to put up?
Hi Rich - Maybe a minute by the time you peg it out , bit longer if you need to screw on storm poles but not needed all the time
Its just one arm you push into a central boss and its up, then peg it to get some tension. Clever. and looks OK for £50 delivered
I'm happy with all the Korum stuff I've had so think it should be good for a few seasons. As promised will do a field test & report.
 

Paul Richardson

Senior Member
I say that every year but end up taking everything my trouble stems from too many years fishing in europe where if you havent got it with you then you are stuffed
yep - packed it yesterday and it's heavier than ever?? Probably me just getting older.
I love/ hate the start of the season as I always do at least a couple of nights on the bank and that brings bivvies, beds, food , clothes etc...Love being on the river, planning the strategy,catching up with my mates, chatting s**t, not being at work etc - hate humping gear to and from. I couldn't be a carp angler, don't know how they do it.
 

Joe Winstanley

Senior Member
I hate using brollies but getting fed up of Goretex letting in and soggy ponchos so just ordered a Korum Supa Lite Shelter.
It's a strange looking thing on the promo videos but appears to have a very compact footprint for tighter swims and 2kgs in weight!
At that weight I'm a lot more inclined to keep it in the quiver.
That looks like it could be a useful bit of kit, I need something to replace my Daiwa Infinity Flatback for river fishing - basically something light, with sides and will fit into my rod quiver (the fox specialist brolly is too bulky). What is the diameter when packed down if you don't mind me asking Paul? TIA
 

Keith Humphreys

Senior Member
Hi Fellers

Slightly 'Off Piste' I know but bear with me;) I too hate fishing under a brolly but hate getting cold and wet more!
Finding a decent new brolly to replace your favourite old and leaking one can be a nightmare as some of the previous post reflect.
I have prolonged the life of my favourite brollies by repairing small holes and rips with a brilliant product called Tenacious Tape;)
It is easy to use relatively cheap and sticks like 'sh-t to a blanket'.
If you want to try and extend the life of your favourite brolly/shelter give it a try:) https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nkw=tenacious tape uk
 

Paul Richardson

Senior Member
That looks like it could be a useful bit of kit, I need something to replace my Daiwa Infinity Flatback for river fishing - basically something light, with sides and will fit into my rod quiver (the fox specialist brolly is too bulky). What is the diameter when packed down if you don't mind me asking Paul? TIA
Hi Joe - hope you are well
I'll measure it but at the fattest end it's approx 3-4" dia I think, and roughly the length of a standard brolley ( not a big 60" job)
I have a Drennan 2 rod quiver for quick sessions and it's quite small and it goes in that
Larger quivers, no problem
 
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