The BASIX Weigh Sling (along with the Basix Cradle (product code 23002) is perfect for youngsters; anglers new to the sport; those on a limited budget; occasional anglers; and anyone who simply doesn’t want to spend a lot of money, to ensure fish safely is prioritised but not compromised. NOTE: The BASIX Weigh Sling MUST NOT be used as a retainer.
This is a traditional weigh sling, but with some additional features, which has been designed to allow you to safely transfer fish from the water to your unhooking mat, and vice versa, and to weigh them – it isn’t a retainer and can’t be safely used for that purpose.This weigh sling is constructed from a durable nylon material and is long and deep enough to weigh any carp that you are likely to catch in the UK, and is also suitable for use overseas on many venues. It features strong, lightweight powder-coated two-piece metal bars at the top, to give rigidity and to help make the weighing process safer for the fish. When not in use these bars can easily be split in the middle – they are elasticated – and the sling folded back into the compact stink bag that is supplied with it (the folded length allows it to fit inside the Basix Cradle unhooking mat or inside an exterior pocket on a Compac Rod Holdall).
A strong webbing strap is attached to the bars on each side and give good balance once they are attached to the hook on your scales, allowing the fish to be weighed safely. It features plenty of large drainage holes along the bottom, so once the fish is transferred into it in the margins, in your rolled up landing net, the water will quickly drain out when you lift it out and carry it to your unhooking mat.
A good quality, free-running zip at each end of the sling ensures that the fish can’t slide out during transit or weighing, and is easy to do up or undo. The sling has been designed to float, so as to enable the easy transfer of the fish and rolled up net into it in the water – this ensures no lifting of the net is required, thus reducing the risks of splitting or damaging the fins and tail. The box that the Basix Weigh Sling is supplied in features a step-by-step guide on the best weighing practice.
The Basix Range has been designed to cater for carp anglers on a budget, with the emphasis being on providing high quality products, which will catch fish, but at a price that anyone can afford.
Korda realise that not everyone who goes fishing has large amounts of spare cash to spend so they have put together a range of Basix products that will allow youngsters, anglers new to the sport, those on a limited budget, occasional anglers and anyone who simply doesn’t want to spend a lot of money, to fish safely and effectively.
As the name suggests, the Basix range is a more ‘basic’ version of some of Korda’s existing tackle items, with the emphasis being on delivering a good quality product that will catch plenty of fish using simple methods, perfect for the general carp angler.
This range is not aimed at specialist carp anglers fishing at extreme range, on weedy lakes or snag fishing.
The development of this range has focused on keeping the number of rig components required down. It was important that the products did a specific job without the need to buy a number of different components to achieve the same effect, and the Basix Wide Gape hook falls firmly into that category. Korda designed the hook to have an aggressively in-turned eye, compared to the original, which removes the need for shrink tube or a Kicker to ensure it flips over.It has also been purposely made so that the point isn’t quite so thin, yet is still sharp enough, and this means it can be used to catch fish multiple times without changing the hook.
The Basix Range offers everything needed from the hook end and mounting a bait-right the way back to bite indication, Korda have even created the Basix Carp Cradle to ensure your catch is safe out of the water. Korda are proud to present the Basix Range to the angling world and their motivation is to help youngsters, new anglers and anglers from countries with lower incomes to have the tackle they need to be able to catch fish just as well, if not better,then the angler next to them.
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