IN 2010, VMC (Viellard Migeon and Company) celebrated 100 years of fishing hook production in France – that’s how far back their expertise in hook manufacture goes. Flicking through their latest, 2018 Retail Catalogue, I can see there are some cracking patterns on their way to British tackle shops, thanks to Normark UK having picked up the distribution.
IF you want to perform smooth, long casts, it’s well worth spooling up with Sufix Performance Pro 8 braided line. Thanks to its eight-carrier construction of high-modulus polyethylene fibres and it’s high tension weave, it’s strong and thin with high abrasion resistance, ideal when targeting big fish close to cover. It’s also round, soft and smooth, thanks to Sufix’s R8 Precision Braiding technology, and glides through rod guides, helping you to cast further.
OPPORTUNIST sessions, organised around work and busy schedules, can be some of the best, but you’ve got to have kit ready to go, to maximise your time. These five spinning rods in the Sigma Supra range, from a 7 ft (2-15 g) to a 11 ft (20-40 g) model, are ideal for quick-fire sessions. They come in four pieces, so will stow away nice and small, even fitting in the boot of a car. Shakespeare have a reputation for producing value for money products, and these look just that.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".