Avid Carp Titanium Retracta Splicing Needle One of the newer brands on the market, Avid Carp is was established in 2009. Despite being a young company, Avid Carp are producing top of the range tackle. The youthfulness of Avid Carp is its greatest asset as it encourages fresh thinking in an old industry and isn't afraid of new ideas.The Titanium Retracta tools have been developed through years of using inadequate carp fishing baiting tools which don't fit in compact modern tackle boxes well and break after just a few uses. The needles are titanium coated to increase strength and durability. The retractable design of the needles allows the tool points to be stored away and protected, to prevent any form of damage.The Titanium Retracta Splicing Needle from Avid Carp is part of the Rectracta tool series and is designed to neatly splice loops or join monofilament lines to lead core. The micro-engineered gate latch ensures that the needle won't snag. This is also the perfect tool as a baiting needle for applying soft or smaller baits on to the hair, without splitting or tearing the bait.The Splicing needle offers strong, sturdy tools whilst not compromising space in your tackle box. The needle is made super strong thanks to the titanium coating over the metal. This increases both strength and durability when pushing the needle through baits as you make your hair rig presentation.The Retracta tools have coloured codes mouthpieces and rear ends so that if you have the full set of the Avid Carp Titanium Retracta Tools, you can pick up the right tool you need, in this case, the green is the splicing needle.The Retractable design of the needle allows them to be stored away and to protect it from any form of damage that it may come by on the commute from car to bank. The tool is easily accessed by the slide button mechanism which when retracted is inside an ergonomically designed soft touch body.Retracting the metal part of the drill back into the handle is both space saving and compact for storing in your tackle bag but is also ideal for causing less harm to your body if you quickly pop the tool away in your pocket. It will also mean you are less likely to pluck your clothing.