Those bags (and similar) are fine IF you can make the weight limit.
The sports bag/one plastic tube routine saves a couple of kilos - which really helps when (small) planes and choppers force 15kg baggage limits.
Buy a cheap spots bag from somewhere like Sports Direct.
We use cricket, golf, hockey bags of various lengths. They can be found for £25-30.
Then cut a plastic tube to fit your collection of rods - diameter to suit ! I have 3 different tubes depending on how many rods I need to carry.
I wear the Aigle neoprene equivalents - the shape is slightly different to the Le Chameau variant. It suits me better.
I wear them a great deal and get about 3 years from a pair.
Current ones I found in a sale at Decathlon for £95.
No idea on the Zane Pro.
My mates and I have used the original Zenith Sintrix rods since they came out. We love the 10,11 and 12 versions, but aren’t keen on the 8’s and 9’s.
Best saltwater 9 we’ve seen is a standard Loomis NRX - and the + version is allegedly better……
Nothing clever— variants on p tails, hare’s ear, black buzzers, Prince etc etc. Weighted and unweighted. Tie them on decent hooks (again!).
Basic search techniques - either a single nymph or ‘klink and dink‘ style.
When I fished the Laxa, big klinks and foam beetles were the usual dry patterns.
I taught myself how to tie klinkhammers before I went and then caught a pb fish on one, which was fantastic.
Use proper hooks - some of the fish are really large and ordinary dry fly hooks are too fine in the...
Exactly what I do when saltwater fly fishing. A standard tapered leader cut down to about 9 feet with a good quality tippet ring on the end. Then I add about 3 feet of soft plus Fluoro to the fly.
My knots to the ring are usually uni knots and I’ve never had one go in fishing conditions. I do...
I don’t think that photo records the launch ‘party’ for Red Letter Days.
I was at the latter event and knew many of the other book contributors - few of whom are in that photo.
Im sure somebody else will be able to shed more light on whatever get-together your photo does illustrate…….
Your earlier point is correct, lots of empty water out there. So a local clued up guide short circuits that issue.
I’d ignore the broads except maybe Wroxham or Salhouse; then concentrate on the rivers.