• High stretch
• Available from 4+ to 30+ ratings
• 3m spool
• Magnetic fastening
• Available in three sizes (25, 35 and 40cm)
• Practical folding design
• Low stretch and fast sinking
• Wide range of diameters/breaking strengths
• Perfect for feeder fishing
Steve Barraclough has signed an individual sponsorship deal with Browning Fishing, part of the Zebco Europe group of brands. Steve, from Wakefield, West Yorks, will be representing the brand a major fishing events and assisting with future product development.
Browning has also signed two new teams in the North and South of the country. Browning Osset are a long established Yorkshire team who have competed at top level for many years. They are the current Angling Trust National Champions having won the 2016 final on the Fen Drains and Decoy Lakes. Browning South East are a well known and respected team based around North Kent area. They compete with success in team events and as individuals on the busy SE match circuit. The teams will receive support in their match fishing activities and will assist with promotion of Browning products and brand.
Frerk Petersen, Director Europe Marketing & Product Development: "We are broadening our sponsorship scheme in the UK to get more product exposure in areas where we are under represented. Sponsorship is very important to us as we expect our teams to be ambassadors for our company and a test-bed for our products. Anglers can always approach our sponsored anglers to see and try our products."
Black Viper rods are the most successful line of feeder rods in the Browning range in the history of the company. When they were originally introduced, they displaced the prevailing mostly stiffer rod series and offered unprecedented performance for the angler. Even with less power, long casting distances became almost child's play. No wonder these "venomous snakes" have been essential equipment for countless serious feeder anglers ever since.
Now, a new generation has arrived. Browning is introducing the Black Viper 2 rod series in the spring, with even slimmer and faster blanks. For extra power delivery, the blanks have also been reinforced with a carbon cross wrap, which is visible to the angler.
The guides have been specially adapted for use of braided lines, which are becoming ever more popular in modern feeder fishing. The angler can choose from six models including a 3.6-metre version (12’) with a casting weight of 80 g, two 3.9-metre models (13’) with casting weights of 100 and 140 g, two 4.2-metre models (14’) with casting weights of 120 and 160 g and a veritable river monster measuring 4.5 metros (15’) with a casting weight of 250 g. The best news for the angler is that prices have been frozen at the same levels as the previous series, offering greater performance for the same money. Zebco Europe will be supplying retailers with the rods from the end of March.