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  1. Cam

    Korkers in the UK

    Anyone know who sells the current range of Korkers wading boots in the UK? I have been looking at their Dark Horse and Devils Canyon boots The only place I can see them in stock are Serious Fishing and I have not had good experiences with them, Glasgow angling advertise them but don't have any...
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    Hardy Ultralite Disc, Servicing/parts

    I have a Hardy Utralite Disc #5 reel that I have owned for a few years, I am more than happy with the reel but feel that the drag has lost its effectiveness a bit recently and there is very little drag difference from full on to full off so I am thinking that the disc drag needs to be...
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    Bea Loch, Sanday

    I am planning a trip up to Orkney in August and will be spending a couple of days on Sanday, planning to fish Bea Loch. I have had a look at the OTFA website where there is some info re. conditions, locations and flies. There is mention of boats being available on Bea Loch. Does anyone with...
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    Barred Olive & Natural Rabbit zonker strips, 4mm or 5mm ?

    I am trying to source some Rabbit Zonker strips: Barred olive & Barred Natural(Lt Brown) in 4mm or 5mm but I can find any , in the UK and on-line. Can anyone point me the right direction please???? I have found 3mm strips but I think they will be too skinny for a sculpin streamer Thanks Cam
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    Buzzz flyfishing

    Anyone used Buzzz flyfishing recently? I placed an order on the 9th February for in-stock items and received confirmation from them. Since then I have heard nothing and have been unable to contact them via phone, e-mail or facebook messenger. Their e-mail address keeps getting bounced and...
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    Fur/Hair Identification help

    I have two patches of fur/hair that I am not quite sure what they are and could do with some help to ID them. I think one of them is badger and the other is pine squirrel but a second opinion would be appreciated
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    Been experimenting with different post colours on my klinkhammers !!

    I have tied up some klinkhammers with standard white posts and also with different fluorescent colours. Plan is to see what works best on the water. I noticed that the different colours lying in my materials bin were quite prominent under UV light. It'll be interesting to see what works on...
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    Semperfli Nano 12/0 or 18/0 ??

    Most flies I tie are 14's - 18's, occasionally I go bigger or smaller I am thinking of replacing some of my existing threads with Semperfli Nano, should I go for the 12/0 or the 18/0? Thanks Cam
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    New Year = New Vise

    Its taken me three years to work up the courage to spend the sort of money needed to get this vice. It won't make me a better tyer but hopefully it will make it a little more enjoyable. My DynaKing Squire has lasted me about twenty years but I found that I was increasingly rotating it back and...
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    Flytying - It's been an expensive year

    With the lockdown situation this year I thought I would take the opportunity to renew and refine my flyboxes, little did I know how much it was going to cost. I have a fairly extensive collection of natural materials that reflect my interest in river fishing and in many cases using spider...
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    The Anglers Lodge - Excellent Customer Service

    I recently placed an order with The Anglers Lodge for some flytying materials. Unfortunately one of the items I ordered was not in stock. I received a notification from paypal that they had refunded the value of the item they did not have and an accompanying note apologising and advising that...
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    How do you identify how much weight/bead size that you have on your flies

    This season I have started tying quite a few tungsten beaded nymphs in various bead sizes and some with additional wraps of lead wire. When they first go into the fly box they are in size/weight order but after a few sessions I am a bit less disciplined so telling them apart gets more...
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    French Leader Tippet

    I had my first proper day using a French Leader yesterday. The leader is tapered mono and I was using Hardy co-polymer for the tippet. At one point i noticed that i could see the mono underwater. Two questions: Do people fish mono or fluorocarbon with their French Leaders? Does it matter...
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    Simms Ambidextrous Sling Pack

    New style Simms sling pack can be worn over either shoulder. It has been used 4 times and never gotten wet, I cant get away with the sling pack style £90 + Postage
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    Serious Fishing

    Anyone have recent experience from dealing with Serious Fishing? I ordered 3 items, all indicated as in stock on the 22nd July. The order is showing as in progress on my account and they have not answered either of my two e-mails requesting an update on my order status. Their phone nmber is...
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    Hanak Alpen or Hanak Czech Nymph Champion 4 in 1

    All, I am just about to pull the trigger on a new Nymph Rod. I fancy one of the Hanak Rods but can't decide between the Alpen or the Czech Nymph Champion. I am looking at a 3 weight. Has anyone had the opportunity to fish either or both and would be willing to share their opinion? Thanks Cam
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    Perdigons - Coq De Leon

    I have just ordered some Pardo Medio Coq De leon for use as tails in Perdigon nymphs but it has arrived and it is quite dark and is not barred. Have I bought the correct feathers, what do others use? Thanks Cam
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    Hares Lug & Plover

    In these quiet times I am looking to renew some of the worn out flies in my flybox. I was going to start last night with the venerable Hares Lug and Plover. I did a little bit of online and book research to refamiliarise myself with the patterns and to check I have all the materials. During...
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    Help with the Fritz on a Humungus

    I dont fish stillwaters much but I have a planned trip to Orkney and have been advised that I should tie up some Humungus (Humungi) in Gold & Silver. There seems to be enough patterns around on-line but I could do with some help specifying the correct materials. I plan on using Kamasan B175...
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    Bea Loch, Sanday

    I am planning to spend a couple of days fishing Bea Loch on Sanday (Orkney) does anyone on here have any experience of the Loch? I will try the OFTA website for information also Thanks Cam