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    10' 6wt

    Neutrino blank?
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    Still Using Standard Arbour Reels?

    I’m just having a bit of a line / reel swap. Anyone still using standard arbour reels, specifically for still water? I seem to see less and less on the banks.
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    Understanding flies

    Buzzers, slow to stop! Don’t be afraid to stick a couple under a bung, but probably only 2 on a small still water. Also check fishery rules.
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    Shuttlecock - Yellow Owl Variant

    Just about to tie a few up and the only thing missing is yellow quill ! Rob, where do you source yours? The Polish Quills I have seem thinner and not so pronounced as yours.
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    Understanding flies

    If I just had six flies to fish all year, any small still water, it would be: Gold head damsel Chartreuse cats whisker Black / green tadpole Size 10 black buzzer Foam daddy I’d concentrate on being on my toes looking for fish rather than being planted in one spot. Suck it up, fish into the...
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    Lightweight fishing bag/satchel recommendations

    I’ve one of these, ideal small water bag. Satchel
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    Large Crystal Hackle WTB

    Thanks Phil, appreciate that (y)
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    Large Crystal Hackle WTB

    Thanks Phil, I know about those, they’re in my next Flybox order, but no lime green or olive, they’re the ones I’m struggling with 😬
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    Large Crystal Hackle WTB

    I looked through their eBay listing, no can’t see any.
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    Large Crystal Hackle WTB

    Trying to find large crystal hackle, not medium. Can’t seem to find stockist of green and olive. Flybox don’t have them it seems. Any suggestions?
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    Help choosing a new rod please.

    Find the 5wt Demon sloppy, put a 4wt line on it. Find the 6wt Orvis too fast, put a 7wt on it. Casting lessons are way better than a new rod (still remember Hywel Morgan’s ‘Woolworths rod’ demonstrations 🤦🏼‍♂️) but some expert caster(s) at the factory decide the AFTM rating for us. We’re not...
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    Seal Fur Supplier

    Thanks guys. I always thought Castle Feathers were more budget materials. Never used them, but I’ll give them a try 👍
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    Seal Fur Supplier

    Any suggestions for a supplier of quality fur please? Looking for usual died colours for dries, fiery brown, claret, ginger and black. Thanks.
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    Perch Advice

    Agreed, worms best, but take a few prawns. M&S better than Aldi’s 😜
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    Fishing small stillwaters

    I’d start with a 2” gold bead damsel lure with some flash in the tail. Initially with a floater and then a fast glass, 8lb line. Then black / green or white / chartreuse lure (taddy or small snake). If I’m struggling, then out with the bloodworm / buzzer / okey dokey with a sightbob. I’d be...
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