I've had these boots for a few years now and they're holding up well.
Is it safe to fit studs to them and if so can anyone recommend some please.
Never really had an issue with grip until yesterday, I was fishing a different river...
Thanks for the replies.
I've not seen a solid tipped rod or blank for this type of rod but I wouldn't be surprised.
I think what you need has more in common with a ledgering rod than a fly rod.
The tip needs to be soft enough to detect bites but the blank has to be soft enough so that you can...
What are you looking for in terms of rod action in a rod specifically for straight line nymphing?
I'm not looking for suggestions for a rod, I'd like to build one. I'm just not sure exactly what action I'm aiming for.
I'm driving myself crackers trying to figure out which blank to use.
I've only use barbless hooks and regularly tie a dropper directly to the bend of the hook, never had one come of yet.
I suspect it depends a lot on the diameter of the tippet your using i'm normally using very fine 6X or 7X (0.13mm.) It may not be quite so secure with heavier tippet.
I'm sure you're right that reducing the weight would improve the rod for use as euro nympher but i'm not sure that's the whole story.
I think the issue is the swing weight of the blank but how you'd go about measuring it is beyond me.
I've looked at the maths about swing weight and it gives me a...
medium fast but i'm no expert, I've never tried casting a 3 weight line on it. Its always been used for Euro style nymphing
Can only get it to balance with a 5/6 weight reel. It feels horrible with a light 3 weight reel on it.
I built a 10' 3# on a Nex tackle blank a couple of years ago for euro nypmhing.
I weighed it and it came out at 97 grams, its fitted with lined Fujis rather than snake guides.
Given how light it is it does feel tip heavy when used.
I wouldn't recommend the blank for that use.