A brilliant new sea fishing lead has been released by Outcast. The new company has hit the ground running with a revolutionary design for both the shape of the lead and a snazzy new bait release system.
No Blind Idea!
Available as a standard grip lead or with the bait release system incorporated these leads have been extensively tested to offer the perfect balance between aerodynamics, bait protection, reduced drag and stability during casting. This is a result of genuine wind tunnel analysis! The leads are available in weights from 125 grams to 200 grams.
The Bait Clip
The bait clip release system has been designed to retain the hook once baited and only locates to the release position once casting pressure is applied. This makes them ideal for off the ground casting as well as allowing the angler to set pre-baited rigs up for the oncoming session. Construction is also taken into account. The clips are made of Stainless Steel, meaning that if you prevent losing these leads to bad casts or snags then they are built to last!
So Why These Leads?
Although the leads were fully wind tunnel analysed Outcast insist that they are purely designed with the Angler and casting bait in mind. However, we gave Wayne Saunders, one of the leading casters of Team Surfcast Wales a few of the Clipped grips to test on the field to test the release system and gauge their casting performance. Here are the results;
Picking a day where there was little to no wind resistance I was asked to compare the new Outcast leads to 3 other brand leaders for both castability and effectiveness of the new bait clip. The Leads were tested at 150 gram weights, using an Abu 6500 reel and 18lb mono with 80lb Shockleader.
I was extremely impressed with the performance of the Outcast leads. The innovative design certainly contributes to smooth casting preventing any lead wobble when casting. Although distance is not the most important factor the Outcast hit a clear 15-20yds further than other market leaders consistently and reached 197m.
The new bait clip system was the real winner! A successful release of the hook on every occasion! This has been an issue with a few other bait release leads I have used. After fishing a bait you retrieve it to change and find that all the time the rig has been out it has still been clipped.
To sum this lead up I would have total faith knowing that my bait would be intact when it reaches the sea bed and would also be released and presented right. Performance aside, the price point of these leads is going to render a lot of other popular leads obsolete. A 5 out of 5! Wayne Saunders
And the Price Is?
Standard Leads are just £1.10 making them an ideal all round lead when you consider that the cheapest alternative is £1.30. Much alike the Clipped option at just £1.40 with its nearest competitor at £1.65!
Where do I Buy Them?
The leads are available from our main store and are supplied in a box of 10. If you wish to order please contact us on 01656 722448 or CLICK HERE!