Vision Rods especially the Onki and SISU are great rods that punch well above their price bracket.
Danielsson reels are terrific value for money and a joy to use.
Talon fly lines are incredible value for money at under a tenner each. Not only are they very slick but have no memory issues and...
There's a good tackle shop in the lodge at Ellerdine,however there are very few Fly fishing shops left in the Kent,Sussex,Surrey area. The few that were left appear to have been finished off by Coronovirus.
It's okay buying on line but it's not like browsing around a well stocked shop and...
All of the above but also a session with a qualified instructor may help. I have similar problems to your Dad so whilst attending our local BFCC meeting last Sunday I was shown a slightly different way to cast which should help with my back problems.
If you look at the BFCC website you'll be...
As far as I can make out the Reach,although based on the Favo, was originally made specifically for one of the big German on line stores and was not available elsewhere. I have had both reels and prefer the Reach as it has a sealed drag which the Favo doesn't as far as I know.
The Danielsson is...
I think the Demon replaced the Jet,or was it the Shadow? Either way you won't go wrong with a Demon for half price.
If you don't like it you should be able to get most ,if not all, of your money back if you sell it on.
Actually it does look similar to the tape worm cysts that are common in pork flesh, this is the main reason that you should always cook pork thoroughly.
Some Europeans ,especially the Dutch, eat a lot of undercooked pork and tapeworms are very common there. Ughh! Horrible things!!
I don't know what it is but I have seen it many times inside rainbow trout. It doesn't seem to affect the flesh in any way.
Be careful of any greeny/yellow liquid it may be from the gall bladder and that will spoil the flesh if it gets on it. Bitter as gall is a very apt desciption.