Thanks everyone - some fantastic hints and information here to get me thinking. One question re:Polaroids:
When you say a "decent set" - what classes a decent set?
What do you look for? For example commercial sunglasses do have the option of having polaraised lenses - is this what you mean...
Happy New Year all!
This year I plan to finally break into River fishing - I’ve been fishing stillwaters for 10 years now and every year I say “this is the year....” but never do.
Well, this is the year!
In prep for this I need to put together a shopping list (40th coming up in February so...
I need some new floating line - mine has more loops in it than a Red Arrows display team!
what is the best low memory floating line for stillwaters?
it’s been so long since I bought any I’ve forgotten who is who in terms of manufacturers etc.
This may seem like a strange question.....or not?
But - I have been thinking of getting back into coarse fishing, something I have not done since I was 14 or 15. Mainly as there is a nice stretch of canal close by and it would be useful to thrown in the odd hour during the summer months next...
its been a while since I posted but I need urgent help!
So - I am in Cancun (Playa Del Carmen) with the OH and I decide to ask about fishing trips. I have no idea why this didn't occur to me prior to travelling but as well as the usual deep sea lark there are fly fishing trips for...
After a few trips helping, my friends lad wants a rod!
We're going to chip in but I wonder if anyone can recommend a good rod.
It's been a while since I went to a fishing shop but I was thinking a 6 or 7 ft #6 wt?
If you can even get one?
He's 11 years old so I think a 9ft would be too long...
It's all in the subject really, stillwater stockies, what would ya recommend?
My mates lad came with us today, he's 9 and had a cracking time, but a 9 6 rod was just too much for him.
I have a 6 or 7 ft 4wt but would that be too light for stockies?
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Don't be afraid of fishing multiple flies - it may seem frustrating but it quickly imrpoves your casting.
Not just your general casting, but how you react when you get a tangle. I very quickly learned to just STOP and let the line drop when my line feels "unatural" during the cast.
Honeslty, I wouldnt worry. I still only know about 4 or 5 and when I ask people what they ahve caught on I have no idea what theyre on about.
I generally mention the colours rather than the fly type, this is more useful anyway (in my mind)
I use something similar to this;
DMT Diafold Extra Fine, Extra Extra Fine Sharpener: Amazon.co.uk: DIY & Tools
Its pricey but I have used it at work (as an electrician) for 8 years now. 8 Years and I have not needed to buy 1 stanley blade. Also I have worn 7mm off my flick knife blade :-D
Man I ain't been up there for a while. I have some stunning photos of the sun set there from 2 summers ago. Also a hilarious video of the wind :-)
It is one of my favourite fisheries, glad you had a nice day!