There aren't many flies I know of as versatile as the CDC and Elk, a proven fish catcher in all it's variants and really easy to tie too
Brand new Taimen Ponoy lime green wading jacket £75, collection from St Neots or postage at buyers expense. Came with waders and I already have too many jackets so surplus to requirements
Info below from Taimen website
• 3-layer membrane.
• 100% waterproof and windproof.
• High breathability...
Interesting Podcast out of the US on how Snowbee is venturing into the world of hiking and biking.
I've always wondered why more 'fishing' companies don't diversify into other sports with similar softgoods...
Al did you fit aftermarket studs? The key is that the stud points are flush or just slightly sunken below the felt and only get minimally exposed when the felt is compressed, that way you get the benefit of both (y)