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  1. The Handsome Stick

    (SOLD) Abel Super 5n deep green

    Hi all, Wondering if this reel is of interest to anyone. It's an Abel Super 5n in a deep green custom colour. The 'n' stands for narrow spool, so it taller and thinner and more elegant on a trout rod than their standard winch. The drag system is capable of stopping a moped trying to deliver a...
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    The River Man film. A life defined by a river

    It's been a long time since I've been on the forums so hello to my old friends and hello to all the new members. I wanted to tell share a film I've been working on called The River Man which is a portrait of the great Irish salmon guide Connie Corcoran of the Blackwater River in Ireland. I've...
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    New film The River Man

    It's been a long time since I've been on the forums so hello to my old friends and hello to all the new members. I wanted to tell share a film I've been working on called The River Man which is a portrait of the great Irish guide Connie Corcoran of the Blackwater River in Ireland. I've just...
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    Brand new hardy ultralite 4000dd reel

    Surplus to needs, never even placed on a rod. Boxed, with all literature and neoprene case. WF5 + 75M / WF6 + 55M/ DT4 + 70M / DT5 + 50M Please have a look at the Hardy write up. It's a lovely reel, but I have no use of it. Hardy Fly - Products - Reels - Performance Reels - Ultralite Disc...
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    Very fast sale needed on Guideline rod

    I have a new Guideline ACT4 14'8 #10/11 (4 piece). I never use it and it's sat in a cupboard. Without getting into a long story I need to shift it by this weekend. I'm just looking for a sensible offer. BTW. I have sealed the cork handle with U40 rod builders cork seal, which is something I do...
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    Brand New Saltwater Lines

    I have a Rio Saltwater Camo Tip WF10#F. I do not have the original box but the line is brand new, never used. I want £25 pounds posted. "The Saltwater CamoTip is the perfect line for early spring and fall permit, tarpon or redfish. Based on the Clouser taper, the quick-loading head and bullet...
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    G Loomis Stream Dance GLX HLS 9ft #5 at a very reasonable price

    ROD SOLD. THANKS Exceptional rod in great condition. I just don't use a 5# these days and it seems a real shame for it to gather dust. Happy to take some shots and post them if there is some genuine interest. An offer of 275 posted would secure, but I'll entertain offers close to that (as in...
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    sinking tips vs sinking lines

    Although a fly fisherman for a couple of decades, salmon fishing is fairly new to me, so excuse my ignorance. I have a Rio AFS floating salmon line with a selection of poly-leaders of different densities. With this kit is is really necessary to buy and intermediate and sinking version of the...
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    G Loomis Stream Dance GLX 9ft #5 for cash or Sintrix

    The condition is excellent. I'm looking to sell or swap for a Hardy Sintrix of the same spec. Price would be 325 or nearest offer. If there is interest I'll take some photos of the rod. Thanks.
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    Patagonia mesh master ii as new

    Hello all, I'm selling my Patagonia Mesh Master II vest. It's medium US which is large in the UK (I'm 6'2" and not anorexic and it fits me perfectly). I't's only been worn a couple of times and is basically new. It's a great vest, but surplus to needs. It's £135.00 new, I'll take £85 and include...
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    Vintage Orvis Fly Fishing / camera / weekend bag

    I've just listed a really nice vintage Orvis bag if that's your cup of tea. Thanks RARE VINTAGE ORVIS FLY FISHING/HUNTING/WEEKEND/CAMERA BAG. | eBay
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    New 12wt Orvis Helios & Abel Super 12 in Platinum

    Hello all. I've just put a 12wt Helios on ebay. If anyone is interested and would like to make a sensible offer, I will pull the listing. It's a brand new 650 pound rod so offers around 400 please. eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace I also have a new Abel Double Pawl Super 12 in custom color...
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    Loop optio power spey 14ft 9-10 weight

    Does anyone have an opinion on this rod or can forward me to any decent reviews? I'd really like a 5 piece rod for travel. Thanks
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    Wanted Rio AFS or Guidline Ready to Go

    or similar 10/11 in great condition. Looking for a floater/intermediate and a sinker. Thanks
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    Shooting line strength?

    I'm looking to put together a shooting head for a 10/11 rod. I was looking at the Rio shooting line and it comes in three breaking strains 20lb, 25lb and 35lb. Which should I use? Thanks Richard
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    Salmon spinning rod

    Excuse the 'non-fly' question but what is a good length/casting weight for a salmon spinning rod. I'm guessing my 12ft 1 1/14lb test curve specimen rod wouldn't be up for the task. Thanks Richard
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    Waterworks ula 2.

    SOLD Excellent condition. 3-5wt. Looking for 125 pounds plus 10 for insured postage. (Line not included). I would also consider and exchange for a very good 9ft 4wt rod.
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    Wanted. Battenkill LA IV spool

    Black or silver. Thanks Richard
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    Swap Winston BiiX 8ft 4wt

    I'm looking for a 9ft 4wt or 5wt of similar pedigree or a reasonable cash offer (I won't drop below 200, but will entertain offers at and over that mark. best offer wins.) It's a lovely rod but it's not getting used. I got it from a forum member a while ago. His original ad and photos can be...
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    Winston Biix 8ft 4wt.

    I'm looking for a 9ft 4wt of similar pedigree or a reasonable cash offer (I won't drop below 200, but will entertain offers at and over that mark. best offer wins.) It's a lovely rod but it's not getting used. I got it from a forum member a while ago. His original ad and photos can be found...
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