I'm looking to have a reel made for my recently delivered Gary Marshall Trotter.
I've come across David G Brown on my Google searches for UK bench centrepin makers and I was very impressed, does anyone have a contact?
I pinged him on Messenger after looking at his Facebook Page, but no...
Could anyone handy with wood be able to make me a walnut splice protector (or set) if I gave you the dimensions (for a cost obviously)?
I did a quick trip to the Wye in Monmouth (I'm happy to say I was successful and have now ticked the "Wye salmon" off my list) over the weekend however I lost...
Does anyone know where I can get an aluminium tube for an 11' 3 piece rod? (45" x 2.5" round)?
I can only find those overseas (REC, Clear Creek) and the shipping charges are as much as or more than the cost of tube itself.
Lockdown has been good for the fishing business, with us all locked indoors, projects for self builds and commissions have gone into overdrive.
Since the start of the pandemic, I've had a glass rod build, on a a blank sent to me from Tomo Ijuin of Japan, finished by Sandy Nelson, an ideal Heb...
I was just reading on Yamame's Facebook page when attracted to a beautiful combo of a rod of his and an anniversary reel by Ishii, and read further down that Steffen Bros. are closing up shop?
I thought the glass business is booming these days?
I have a day salmon fishing Bigsweir through a member draw by the Wye Salmon Association in June; a friend of mine from Bath who's a coarse fisherman was thinking of meeting up with me for a pint and a meal and do some coarse fishing as well.
Does anyone know of any coarse fishing day tickets...
With my "ultimate" glass outfit taking shape I've become silk curious again after some 10 years.
I contacted Koji Yano, whose lines I loved when I did fish them, and placed an order with him for a half length 4 weight DT silk to match my upcoming Ijuin/Kineya small fish/river outfit; in the many...
Anyone attend the latest Angling Auctions auction today? Any nice little acquisitions?
A sign of the times, it was held as an online event as opposed to the floor auctions I used to attend in Chiswick.
There were lots of nice little bamboo rods at pretty reasonable money, under £200 or so.
Disaster, I discovered that my 8'6 5/6 "Reo Especial" James Reid has had a snake guide dislodged.
Are there any builders/makers who you could recommend that would be able to do this work? I could get the colour of the main wrap and tipping.
James uses colour preserver and many layers of...
I thought I'd start this thread as I was going off tangent in the Rawson thread.
If you could have any glass rod, reel and other accoutrements, what would it be?
Mine would be a Ijuin 6'6" #3 Yomogi, Kineya 100 and a half length Yano DT3 silk.
My wife loves Japan - currently learning Japanese-...
For sale is my Gary Marshall Garrison 206, made as a 3 piece, line weight 4/5, length 7'6", 1 tip. Comes with REC "vintage" heavy duty tube.
Beautiful work by Gary, it has transparent wraps in Java Brown tipped with antique gold, with agate stripper and duronze ferrules and an amboyna spacer...
** SOLD ** New Korkers Devil's Canyon Wading Boots FS
*** SOLD ***
New pair of Korker's top of the line Devil's Canyon wading boots, size 12 US, never used, only tried for size.
I bought these for a recent trip to Iceland from Gorge Fly Shop in Oregon, however the addition of the...
**** Sold *****
For sale, as new RIO LT WF7F, Camo.
This model not available in UK, bought from Gorge Fly Fishing for a single handed bamboo seatrout rod for single handed spey casts, but didn't work out, head too long for this rod/task at some 50'. Probably good for long light line spey rods...
Below are some fishing books I have free to someone who can pickup in London. Postage to be paid if pickup not possible.
1. Fundamentals of Building a Bamboo Fly-Rod, George E Maurer and Bernard P. Elser pbk Taken***
2. The Cast, Ed Jaworowski, hbk Taken ***
3. To Rise a Trout, John Roberts...
Does anyone know of someone who mounts flies for display in a frame?
I picked up some flies recently by a well known fisherman and guide of the Bulkley River in BC, Ray Makowichuk and I'd like to mount the six or so flies for display and preservation.
I have for sale a new David Norwich 740 grain switch rod which I commissioned David to make for my annual hucho fishing trip in Slovenia at the end of last year. Unfortunately it arrived too late for my trip and as a result is unused and uncast. I'm now moving into Bamboo speys :eek: and as a...
I've just read that Winston's great designer, Sam Drukman, has passed on after a battle with leukemia.
As one who enjoyed so many of his creations from the LTX through to the B2X, spanning close to 20 years, it's very sad news.
As Richard Phaler, the Green Forum's unofficial historian once said...