Archive for January, 2012

Just a few lines to wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year in 2012 and to thank you all for your support last year. I am pleased to announce that the new website is now live at and contains all the latest Hillbilly patterns and the materials used to make them. Should you have problems viewing the new site clearing your cookies should solve them. I owe a big thank you to my friend Chris Royle for all the hard work he has put into building it and I think you will agree he has done an amazing job.

On the float front I have received the new Tech4 foam and am very impressed with its quality and strength. After some more testing etc I will start to use it in some new patterns. The Ratcatcher3 build is now sorted and I will shortly be field testing the final prototypes with a view to an early spring release. Work is also well underway on the “ X Range” which I have decided to rename as The Immortals because they will be so hard to kill. I have tested some of the final prototypes of these and am at last happy to proceed with their manufacture. Again a spring release date is looking good.

Not much happening on the fishing front for me at the moment because I have been so busy working on the new models plus ensuring that all the current patterns were in stock for the new site launch.

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