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  1. Damo

    The Deadly Downstream (Dragfree) Drift

    Teme Fisher, I've got several high end tenkara rods and bought a Maxcatch for my kids. It's absolutely fine, a bit on the heavy and stiff side but robust and easy to use. Worth a punt. Not the best for casting level lines but it can cast a #4. If you're going to try tenkara there's loads of...
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    Winter Clothing

    Hi, I've never used one but the Snowbee Breezblock fleece is for sale at half price on their Web site.. Cheers, Damian F
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    Matchcatch

    Hi Pierjump, I haven't used the Maxcatch nymph rods but there is a lot of discussion about them on their Facebook page. It seems that the Nano Nymph is by far the best, the Farglory is thought of as a bit floppy and the new In Touch (which I was interested in) is described as very top heavy. As...
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    Matchcatch

    Thanks, That was the rod I was looking at. Just wondered how tip heavy it is. Cheers, Damian F
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    Matchcatch

    Hi Grandad Keith, Which nymph rod did you order and what do you think of it? Cheers, Damian F
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    Fishing shirts.

    Hi Haggstock, Hope you like the jacket - I´ve got the same one, without the hood, and it´s great - the colour is a bit bright, though. I normally wear mine with a wading jacket over the top, so it doesn´t really matter. Cheers, Damian
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    Sage Sonic

    Hi, There´s a thread on our USA sister forum about the Sonic. Might be worth having a look... Cheers, Damian F
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    Fishing shirts.

    ....Shame, just had a good look at the site and they mostly only have small sizes left.
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    Fishing shirts.

    Hi, Allen Fly Fishing, a forum sponsor, have most of their clothing for sale at a silly price. I´ve got a few of their shirts, jackets and long johns and I can highly recommend them ( I bought most of them when they were much more expensive). Limited sizes in some of their stuff, though. The...
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    Budget Pike Fly rod?

    Hi, There´s a Wychwood PDR on ebay at the moment, it´s only just come out and is getting good reviews. Cheers, Damian f
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    Current Rod builders?

    Another vote for Gary Marshall. I found him great to communicate with and very willing to give advice and listen to what I wanted from the rod. The finished rod looks excellent and fishes exactly the way I wanted it to. I got mine about 18 months ago and I think the waiting list at that time was...
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    American vs British cane rods

    Hi Steve, Really interesting post, many thanks.
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    American vs British cane rods

    Hi all, I´ve got 3 cane rods, all made by British makers - 2 by Gary Marshall, 1 by Tim Harris. I find them excellent, they look great and fish beautifully. I couldn´t be happier. I can´t help noticing that over the pond (e.g.on the Classic Rod Forum) there is very little mention of British...
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    Wychwood chest pack/rucksack

    Hi, I´ve got the Wychwood you´re looking at. I like it a lot but I don´t think there´d be room in the back for a jacket and fleece. It has a bit more storage than a standard vest but nowhere near as much as a dedicated rucksack. I also have the Fishpond Wildhorse, which has loads of space but...
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    Thinking about Tenkara...

    Hi, This is a well maintained forum about more traditional tenkara... recommended. https://discourse.10colorstenkara.com Cheers, Damian F
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    Thinking about Tenkara...

    Hi, I´ve been tenkara fishing for two or three years. Started thinking about it during a long winter, watched loads of online videos and got my stuff organised for the new season. If you´re used to regular fly fishing you should pick it up quickly. It´s very effective and good fun, but doesn´t...
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    Mackenzie single hand rods - anybody used one?

    Hi all, Just an update as to how far I´ve got. After this post I sent a few mails to various companies, but in the middle of it all my laptop went belly up and I had to fork out for a new one. I then flogged a load of stuff on ebay to get the money for the new rod and finally got around to...
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    WANTED: Mackenzie DTX G2 10ft 7wt

    Hi, They have them on sale here: https://pijawetz.com/de/catalogsearch/result/?q=mackenzie I´ve used the shop a few times and the service has been really good. Cheers, Damian F
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    Guideline LPs

    Hi, I think these are on sale at John Norris at the moment...
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    Mackenzie single hand rods - anybody used one?

    Hi Lewis, Completely agree about S.Korean rods - I have a Hardy Ultralite that is fantastic and the new Douglas Sky G is supposed to be great as well. I´ll let you know what I decide on in the end . Cheers, Damian
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