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  1. barden neil

    RIO Euro Nymph Shorty

    Don’t waste your money, shocking amount of memory, curls like a coiled spring, last thing you need when you’re tight lining!
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    Wychwood drift, euro nymphing rods

    I’ve also spotted a newcomer, Orvis have added a 10’ 3wt & 10’ 2wt to the Clearwater lineup apparently completely re designed as a euro nymph rod with more sensitive tip and reversed screw reel seat. …..interesting the Clearwater has a great reputation and is sensibly priced although a lot...
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    Wychwood drift, euro nymphing rods

    Thanks for all your replies, I understand from Wychwood that a small amount of 11’ 3wt rods will be available from mid October, apparently they sold out 12 months ago and haven’t been able to re stock due to supply chain problems. May have to pre order with GAC and keep my fingers crossed 🤞🤞
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    Wychwood drift, euro nymphing rods

    Thanks Douglas , really appreciate your feedback 👍👍
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    Wychwood drift, euro nymphing rods

    Wondered if anyone was using a 10’ or 11’ wychwood drift, obviously fairly new to the market but seems very reasonably priced. Tried out a friends Vision nymphmaniac 11’ 3# last week and was very impressed, very sensitive and despite its length very light and manageable. However it’s well over...
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    The far away game

    Problem with euro nymphing for me is its lack of versatility As a nymphing technique it can be deadly on the right day, but as others have pointed out it doesn’t always get results. I’ve read the discussions about casting dries on monofilament french or euro leaders but the truth is it’s a...
  7. barden neil

    Ultra Light Dry Fly - Beyond French Leader Range

    Try Varivas Super Yamame tapered leaders as a more conventional alternative, come in 14‘&16’ and give outstanding presentation on dry flies.
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    Favourite dubbing for river flies.

    Thanks guys, Andrew’s scruffy seems to be popular, I’ll have a look , like the idea of homemade mixed dubbings too but the wife gets twitchy when their are too many dead animals laying around!!
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    Favourite dubbing for river flies.

    I’m about to re stock my fly tying kit after a few years of not tying much at all . Now I’ve a bit more time on my hands I feel ready to get back into it again. I really only river fish nowadays and am looking for good quality natural colours of dubbing. The selection seems infinite so i...
  10. barden neil

    River Wharfe Grassington, day tickets

    Sounds fab but I’m not really close enough to fish in the evening regularly. I’ll certainly give it a try though, thanks for the info.
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    River Wharfe Grassington, day tickets

    Do you know if they openings for members? I was a member at Bolton Abbey for several years but won’t join again after the ridiculous hike in price. I’ve been in Bradford city but prefer larger rivers so would like to give Grassington a try.
  12. barden neil

    River Wharfe Grassington, day tickets

    Thanks for the info👍👍
  13. barden neil

    River Wharfe Grassington, day tickets

    Anyone know if you can still buy day tickets to fish the River Wharfe at Grassington? I think it’s controlled by Litton Threshfield & Grassington anglers and a few years ago a day ticket could be obtained at the local Post office in Grassington.
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    Favourite River floating fly line

    On the subject of fly lines lads there is a seller on eBay using 2 seller id’s selling fly lines and fishing gear. One is something like Popha and the other letsgofishing. If anyone remembers the telewatcher (eBay Id) he was the guy who was convicted for selling fake fly lines. These guys are...
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    Favourite River floating fly line

    Yes your quite right, it’s difficult to find a line that will do both things well, compromise is required on both parts but it’s been really interesting to hear everyones opinions. I’ve 2 spools to fill so I may well go with a Lee wulff TT for one. I’ve never really liked Rio lines that much and...
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    Favourite River floating fly line

    Sorry spellcheck cha Sunray to Sunday
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    Favourite River floating fly line

    Not heard of that one. Note what you say about Sunday, the guy who sells them is only a stones throw from me but he gets some shocking reviews and to say he’s a controversial figure would be an understatement.
  18. barden neil

    Favourite River floating fly line

    Thanks for summarising the brief! Keep the suggestions coming.👍
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    Favourite River floating fly line

    That’s really interesting, might very well be tempted, thank you👍
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