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    Brown hen hackle?

    Hi im a newbie to fly tying but been doing it since lockdown & i love it & have caught a few fish on my own flies. Im looking at tying crunchers & wets with a brown hackle, there are plenty places selling black hen hackle but not brown. What do you guys use for a wet/cruncher hackle? thanks George
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    Sage VXP 10’ 7wt

    Excellent condition Sage VXP 10ft rod in a 7 weight. Can email pictures. £350 plus postage Rod now sold
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    Sage VXP value?

    I have an excellent condition Sage VXP 10’ in a 7wt. I dont use it & was wondering what its worth? I noticed the odd one appearing on ebay for crazy money! They are discontinued so no idea what its worth. Thanks
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    Diawa FloorIT flourocarbon

    Anyone tried this flouro for fly fishing tippet? What do you think?
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    Hooks for foam suspender buzzers

    Having a go at tying foam suspender buzzers, would you use a Kamazan b175 or are they too heavy? What type hook would you use? Cheers
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    Airflo G3 alternative

    Iv noticed there is a shortage of G3 unless you want 3lb bs. What would you recommend as an alternative in 6-8lb breaking strain.
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    Diawa New era flourocarbon

    Anyone tried this? I usually find anything Diawa is good, im looking for an alternative to G3 sightfree which seems to be out of stock everywhere. Thanks
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    Foam for tying sus buzzers

    Hi im a newbie at tying flys, iv been doing spiders, diawls & buzzers and getting on ok but im looking at trying size 12 & 14 foam suspender buzzers. What size/type of foam would you recommend for this? Thanks again
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    Cleaning cork handle

    Probably a silly question but what would you recommend to use to clean a discoloured cork rod handle? Just soap & water or is there something that can bring them back to almost new? cheers
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    Red tippet?

    I found a fly the other day when i was out fishing, it was a cdc shuttlecock. The strange thing was it was tied to a length of red coloured tippet. First iv seen this. Does anyone use red tippet? If so, what is the reason?
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    Beginner advice please

    Thinking about starting to tie my own flys :eek: and was looking for any advice on what vice, tools etc to look at. Im a complete novice. Thanks
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    Scierra Memento fly rods

    Anyone got or tried the Scierra Memento fly rods? Good discounts on them. Cant find any reviews.
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    Loch Leven help

    A pal of mine has booked us a boat on Loch Leven next week, i have never fished there & i realise its a massive water. Any tips on where to fish, lines & flies to use at this time of year would be much appreciated
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    Tough day on drys

    Fished my local rainbow fishery today & blanked. Lost one at the net & must have risen at least a dozen others on deer hair emergers. Never even jagged any of the other fish i tried everything, striking straight away, pausing, not striking at all but no luck. Very enjoyable but frustrating day...
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    Washing line

    The washing line is not a method i have fished much so looking for some advice, if using a di3 line and a booby or FAB on the point does this stay on the surface or sink under? I was thinking this might be a good method if theres not much happening on the surface. Just cast out, then slow...
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    How to make CDC float

    What do you guys recommend to use to help cdc flys float? I use gink on other drys and was going to try applying it lightly to cdc but is their anything else better? Was fishing a cdc dry today & it sank after about 3 casts :confused:
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    Hardy CLS 5000 spools

    Anyone selling a couple of these spools? They come up on ebay now & again but none at the moment
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    Scott Flex rods

    Iv sold a couple of 7wt rods and looking to get 6wts, anyone got or tried the Scott Flex? Seen them heavily discounted & had a look at one. Im looking at 10’ 6wt & wondering what your thought on them are? Cheers
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    Drying stocking foot waders

    Is there a way to dry stocking foot waders quickly after use? Had them on the washing line yesterday but still damp & its raining today. Dont want to put them away til they are dry
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    Where to catch a Grayling

    I have never caught a Grayling so im going to make a real effort to catch one now the brown trout season is over. Where in Scotland would you recommend as the best place to catch one? Would prefer to do it on the fly & in the central belt if possible.