Out twice on a Caithness loch in recent days. Huge multi million numbers of small bronze beetles even forming windlanes on both visits80 hectres of water, 20 plus beetles to the square metre even floating in clusters of five. Size approx 7mm. No point trying a beetle dry. Trout just rising...
I have a brown glass bottle of the original which still has a third left. Some flies I treat in parts after tying using a very small brush. This is still available but " not the same formula ". Does anyone know if the old and new are mixeable?
Just a note that the very prestigious Nature magazine now has an Email Briefing bulletin that is free. Always a great range of interesting material and links to follow through from any item.
Trying to locate tighter holding inner replacement fly box liners suitable for barbless hooks. Traditional foam sheeting I have used before is not much use for barbless. Lots of boxes that I could potentially "upgrade".
I wondered what experience there was of using this mono as a supposedly memory free thicker clear leader butt section. Is it actually an easy-to-draw-straight curl free mono? If so, it would be a cheap option for the first 6 feet !
Recommendations please for the best glue to use to mix with cork dust to make filler to pruce up some older rod handles. It presumably needs to soak into adjacent good cork but not be too hard and brittle.
Also, any known UK retail suppliers of U-40 cork sealer ?