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  1. sean freeman

    Reel Lube.

    × × I can’t see any on my SDF or animas but it’s on all the pawls of my TR’s and Ross Colorado’s. I don’t grease any of my disc drag reels.
  2. sean freeman

    Fly Only.

    I was on the phone to Stewart yesterday, he answered within the first few rings so I’m surprised your calls have gone unanswered. I’m sure he’d make things right if you try to call him again, he’s back up and running properly now.
  3. sean freeman

    Fly Only.

    Will also add here that just before lockdown Stuart had to move to a new premises so not ideal doing that and keeping track of orders. People don’t understand that shops that size can’t afford to have the full range of rods & reels etc but if you want something he’ll order it for you. Doubt...
  4. sean freeman

    Matchcatch

    × × Yeah it’s been doing that to me for a few weeks now. A bit annoying, sometimes I delete them first only for one to appear in my reply anyway.
  5. sean freeman

    Reel Lube.

    Mobil XHP 222. It’s marine grease and if it’s good enough for Abel and Ross then it’s good enough for any reel!
  6. sean freeman

    Ultimate glass outfit

    Nothing too dangerous in Madeira, some big spiders but nothing dangerous and all the tarantula species are on the surrounding islands. Loads of lizards but didn’t see any snakes. The climate on the north of the island is very different to the south, the day we fished that stream it felt like we...
  7. sean freeman

    Ultimate glass outfit

    It is yeah, it’s been perfect for the rough and tumble fishing I do every now and then and it’s held up well to being dropped on rocks etc. Drag is way stronger than you’d ever need and is smooth. Can’t fault it. There’s the odd report on the US forum of the drag being knackered on arrival but I...
  8. sean freeman

    Streamer fishing for wild brown trout.?

    I use an 8’ #7 Haldin glass rod for the most part but a #5 or #6 handles small to medium size streamers fine.
  9. sean freeman

    Streamer fishing for wild brown trout.?

    I fish them at any time, after a flood or when the river is rising produces the best results but anywhere with structure or deep pools below weirs will hold decent fish. I’ve not been out in a couple months now as dry fly took over but I’ll hit them hard as soon as we get rain and the temps...
  10. sean freeman

    Streamer fishing for wild brown trout.?

    Started using them this year and have had a good few fish but nothing massive yet. Definitely not as simplistic as people make out. A couple from local Manc rivers.
  11. sean freeman

    Which Rio line for Sage X?

    I love my 486 X with in touch gold. ×
  12. sean freeman

    Driffield Beck - Mulberry Whin

    Yeah that doesn’t seem like much water between five rods.
  13. sean freeman

    Fly Only.

    Yeah that seems surprising for Stuart, it’s rare that he doesn’t answer the phone. Never had anything but good service from him!
  14. sean freeman

    ''Wild Trout & Grayling Fishing 2020''

    Small stream fishing again today, lost what would have been a proper lump for this stream, easy going on 2lbs. Maybe next time!
  15. sean freeman

    Fly Only.

    Have used them for years and years. Stuart is a top fella, I’m sure his opening hours were from midday onwards a few weeks ago but that might have changed.
  16. sean freeman

    Peacock Fly Fishing Club- Wye, Derwent, Bradford and Lathkill

    Best of the evening was a fish I’d spotted last time I was out, it was holding in a place that was likely to produce a big fish but unfortunately although it fought very well it was a grown on interloper from upstream. The dorsal and spot pattern give it away although it had taken on a more...
  17. sean freeman

    Fly patch

    I’m planning on getting the tacky fly patch, had one of the small magnetique ones on there and with all the bushwhacking I do it fell off somewhere on the river. ×
  18. sean freeman

    Peacock Fly Fishing Club- Wye, Derwent, Bradford and Lathkill

    × I’ve found they switch on at around 9pm lately and the action lasts until 11pm. That’s my plan for this evening anyway!
  19. sean freeman

    Reels for your cane and glass rods

    × For sure mate! A seven grand fishing trip is horrendous in her mind, yet our wedding will cost many many times more for a single day! She also wouldn’t blink at spending that on two weeks in the Caribbean. I’ll just go and put up with the grief on my return, problem is I’d want a new rod and...
  20. sean freeman

    Reels for your cane and glass rods

    × Yeah every population I’ve found is self sufficient and the majority have long since been forgotten by people. The fish in my post was only caught last week! This loch seems to produce darker brookies despite the water being very clear with a light tea stain to it. There are other lochs that...
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