Aye it was a cold wet day here as well Jim, fished all day in showers my hands were freezing, glad to get home to a hot shower and a red wine or two. It was hailstoning near my daughters at Southport.
vest on tomorrow and maybe the long Johns.
I’ve been trying to contact Robert Smith author of North Country flies book.
Tried via his contact me bit on his website, but no joy?
I used to supply him with furled leaders and just want to ask him something, if anyone has his email address I’d be most grateful.
I think the insoles were originally glued in, but of late they have detached hence why sand was getting underneath and building up.
I will in future remove them and flush out after every trip.
Thanks to all who replied.
The way I read it you are using a 15ft tippet?
if that’s so is it a tapered one or straight through mono.
Try using a 10 ft one and see if that turns over better, with the weight of flies you have on it seems strange to me that it just crumples at the end of your main line?
Out today and felt a lump in my left wading boot, a bit like I’d got a bit of the neoprene booty bunched up? Took it off but it wasn’t that, came home and had a proper look.
I removed the insoles to find a LOT of sand had got packed underneath causing a ridge.
Ive had these Taimen wading boots...
It certainly was a cold day, we struggled my friend had two small trout on spiders then we both chased a pod of small grayling.
They were fast as lightening, and the odd one was caught on a #18 Fiddler.
I was glad to get home and have the central heating on.
Massive change from yesterday but at...
Hi Mark, the old spigot joint problem, I take it from your picture that it is pushed fully home but still loose?
You can buy a spray of graphite build up, never tried it but I think you can spray the male part and it builds up each time ensuring a tight fit.