Thanks WF and Jon - Snowbee's definitely off the list then!!
It looks like I'll be probably going for Orvis then and hopefully they will last me more than a season!!
It's now a case of which of their boots.
Thanks Steven and Scott - Any advice is appreciated. I know that Crediton Fly Tackle don't stock Simms so I might have a problem with going down that route - but useful information for the future. Any boot that lasts over 4 seasons is well worth having!!
Steven, I have also kept a record of...
I think I probably put this thread in the wrong section, so I've just copied and pasted it here!!!
I replaced my Vision Loika's a couple of months ago with a pair of Vision Sprinter Gummi's. I have probably used them on about 5 occasions, and I have the same issue as with the Loika's the soles...
My go to 9'6" #6 rod is a Sage Method - Fantastic rod puts out a great line - Like the Sage One, mentioned above, it may be too fast for your needs but I haven't had a problem with bumping fish off due to it's action.
I have a Sage Method in 9'6" #6 as well as an X 9'6" #7 and I like the Method so much that if I take both rods reservoir fishing, often the X stays in the tube!!
I would recommend the Sage Method as a good replacement for an XP
Still looking - If no one has one up for grabs then does anyone know where I might get hold of a new one? (L/XL) The problem seems to be that Patagonia were one of the first companies to shut down with the Covid situation and so stock is really hard to source now.
Please PM me if you know where...