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    I just made my first new purchase, a canvas trout bag from ebay, £8.69 can't find my scissors I had on a zinger, it seems there is something new, to me anyway, "nippers", as with most things, so much choice....

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    Another club not far from you - Swarbourne fly fishing club. Their waters used to be near Yoxall and Rugeley.
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    Barrio lines are exceptionally good for the price. Nippers, just buy a pair of nail clippers. Check out the classified section on here, there are real quality rods & reels that may suit your budget & needs, all from genuine guys.
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    I was in a similar position to you a few years ago so feel I can advise a little.

    The biggest change in tackle from 30 years ago is in rods - they are far, far better tools now and pretty cheap too so long as you ignore the ridiculously priced 'luxury goods' brands. So although you don't actually need a new rod, the modern ones are so much better and lighter that you'll find that you want one. Particularly if you read these boards - you get addicted just to buying stuff.

    But don't go buying anything until you know where you're going to fish. You're doing the right thing looking for a local club, if you join one they usually have a casting instructor/guide that you can get a lesson from and/or day's fishing with who will be able to advise you on the gear that you'll need.

    BUT don't forget that your gear caught you fish back then and that fish don't get the fishing magazines - what you have will still work and probably all you need to change immediately is you leader material. You've got plenty of time to work this out 'cos we're now in close season for most trout - though of course there's greyling and some rainbow fisheries open all year.

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    Thank you to everyone that has posted here, I am enjoying reading them, and also grateful for the advice given.

    The choice of gear is staggering these days, as we now have the internet, which makes choice even more bewildering, I managed to find my scissors after emptying the family "fill it all" cupboard, so that pleased me, if my memory serves me I used to use a tapered leader made by Normark, adapta leader rings a bell so will have a look around for one, oh and my landing net has been gobbled up by the houses "Black Hole" so I will need to replace that.

    The trout season should fit nicely in when I finish flying my little hawk, as I normally put him up to moult at the end of March, throughout the summer, and then train him up again mid September, I'm really looking forward to getting out onto a river, for me it is as much about watching the nature around the river as the fishing, but stalking fish has to be top of the list , keeping my fingers crossed I am able to get into a local club, as I speak I am waiting on a club secretary from a local club to get back to me.

    Any way, hope you all have a great weekend, I will be reading through the forum and catching up with news and gear reviews etc, all the best, Chris.
    Last edited by J R Hartley; 09-11-2018 at 12:06 PM.
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