After fishing with cousin Kendall on the Gold Coast late last year, I purchased one of the cool tools that he had on his boat that made fishing, more specifically upgrading fish, a whole lot easier.
I have spoken about culling clips and balance beams before here and the clips I have owned up until now are probably not the best quality but they did the job. The new ones on the other hand are from a company called Ardent and are named the SmartCull. Today they arrived at my doorstep from across the Pacific.
The SmartCull are obviously made for the USA fishing scene. They have rotating dials on them so that weights can be recorded up to 15 pounds 15 ounces and would dramatically assist in the culling process…..if we used the imperial measuring system in Australia.
Why did I buy these clips? Despite the fact that the weight functionality is useless to us in Australia, I liked the idea of having 6 impact resistant, colour coded, floating culling clips. From what I saw of Kendall’s clips, they are well made, easy to use and with the sixth clip on hand it made upgrading fish that little bit easier. Time will tell how well they work and hopefully I can come up with a solution to utilise the rotating dials.