The Guru X-Safe Quick Change Elastics offer anglers one of the biggest edges in modern match angling. The X-Safe is the only safe elasticated system on the market, with the whole elasticated section easily pulling through the stem so any fish lost due to a main line breakage or picking up a cracked-off rig will be able to easily lose the feeder or lead.
Developed by top match anglers Steve Ringer, Adam Rooney and Pemb Wrighting, the X-Safe Speed Stems allow for ultra-quick re-casts all you need to do is unclip the whole feeder or lead from the main line and attach a new ready-to-go rig.
Using this system, the Guru team have won countless matches this year with the Speed Stems allowing anglers to have multiple feeders or leads set up and ready to recast within seconds of a fish or bringing a rig in, saving valuable minutes over the course of a match or pleasure session when speed is the key.
Also incorporated into the stems is a Speed Bead, which allows hook lengths to be changed in seconds via a small quick change swivel which pulls back into the bead to secure it to the rig. The stems fit Gurus existing method, pellet and Hybrid feeders and the inline lead range, easily slotting into the existing holes to make an instant quick change, elasticated feeder or lead set-up. Just tie a small loop onto the main line, secure it to the stem via the streamlined crook and small tail rubber, and its ready to go.
Top fisheries such as White Acres have recognised this safety aspect and now insist that anglers use the X-Safe system. The stems are available in two lengths for short and medium to long-range fishing and two elastic strengths black and white for targeting smaller or larger fish. For example, the black (heavy) elastic is great for larger carp and big bream whilst the lighter white version is perfect for F1s, bream, skimmers and smaller carp. The four different stems are sold in packs of two.